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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Colder Tonight; Tuesday Rain or Snow We Safufe Ail-American Paul Giel NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 8 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 30, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES GIEIYILIE Ready to Pay Tribute to PAUL Tonight This Is Paul Giel Day in Winona. Our own All-American, no doubt the greatest athlete in Winona's history, will be honored tonight at the city's annual football banquet at the New Oaks. More than 650 persons, including Winona sports fans, sports writers and football dignitaries from the Northwest will honor not only Giel but -'step Winona's four football Cotter High, Winona State and St. Mary's. An All-American for the second consecutive year, Giel was also chosen an All- American in baseball last spring. Besides being the best in Winona's history, he has been called by experts the finest halfback ever to play for Minnesota and his performance against Michi- gan this season was rated by many as the great- est performance in the history of college football. No. 10 will go down in history just as Red Grange's 77 did a quarter of a century ago. In making the selection of Giel for Look's All-American, Grantland Rice paid tribute to him in the following words: "The player of the year is Giel. Minnesota's North Star, an open-field magician, a clutch pass- er, a field general and a defensive stalwart, goes down in history, not only with the best of the Western Conference, like Red Grange and Tommy Harmon, but with the best of any section of any era." said Rice, ''made his team do well against opponents of superior all-around strength. He is a 'one man team.'" Give Aid GAIN this year the Goodfellows will outfit Wino- na's needy chil- dren with the clothing they need to protect them from the icy Minnesota winter. As in past years, an important source of Goodfellows money wiR1 be Winona business firms and their employes. If the business places and their employes plan to contribute to the Goodfellows again this year, now would be an ideal time, according to Goodfellows workers. Starting tomorrow, groups of needy school children will go to the Goodfellows shopping head- quarters where their needs will be ascertained. Then they will be taken to the stores and will be out- fitted individually with the warm clothing they need. Not enough money has been raised so far this year to deter- mine whether or not it will be possible to buy each child all the essential items of clothing he is lacking. Since the number of workers and time makes it im- possible to contact any child more than once, the first children will be equipped with all they need in an- ticipation that enough money will come in to treat all the children uniformly. If contributions do not come in until the last minute, Goodfellows workers will not know how to plan their purchasing, and it may be impossible to treat the children at the end of the school lists fairly. Remember, Goodfellows money is not used to buy toys and other such items which other organiza- tions furnish to the children. Your money is used to buy warm winter clothing which the needy children must have to protect their health during the cold weather ahead. And the Goodfellows work DOES NOT duplicate the work of other agencies. Won't you be a Goodfellow NOW? Bring or send your contribution to the Goodfellows, in care of The Republican-Herald. Do it NOW! Be a Goodfellow Previously listed Walter F. Sullivan 5.00 Jimmy and Jeanie 2.00 13 Die in Minnesota, Wisconsin Mishaps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota's traffic death toll for the year was 595 today, 108 ahead I of this date a year ago and only 54 below the all-time record of 649 set in 1936. Five more fatalities were recorded Sunday. Three members of a Crookston family were killed and a fourth was critically injured when their car was struck by a Great North- ern freight train at Lengby, Minn., 145 miles southeast of Crookston. Dead were Adolf Stenen. 41, his jwife, Lilla, and their 8-year-old !son, Nathan. In critical condition at a Fosston hospital was Linda Stenen, 6. The Stenens' battered auto was carried a third of a mile after being struck at a crossing Jin Lengby. I Stenen, a fire extinguisher sales- iman, was on the way to Bagley i to deliver a serman to a congrega- 'tion of Jehovah's Witnesses for whom he served as a preacher. I In Duluth, Mrs. Selma Fabini, i struck down while crossing a street after leaving a bus. I Jerome Harff, 17, of Loretto in jri'i'al Hennepin County was the j fifth fatality. Harff died in a Buffa- !o hospital several hours after his car anil one driven by Edward j 22, collided near Rock- This n-Year-Old Brooklyn boy, Allen waited as a subway employe tried to figure out a way to free him in New York Saturday after he got caught in an exit turnstile while playing in President Street station. Subway guards had to dismantle revolving core of the turnstile to eventually free him. (AP Photo) ford, where Triplettt lives, Trip- lett's condition was repoited fair. Wisconsin Deaths Accidents claimed the lives ofj eight Wisconsinites over the week- 75 Ex-U.S. Employes Red Probe ame Canada Refuses To Modify Terms For Gouzenko Democrats Ch'arge Brownell Covering Up Own Scandal BULLETIN TORONTO Gouzen- ko, in an interview copyrighted by the Toronto Telegram, said today he has decided not to be interviewed by the Jenner Sub- committee of the U. S. Senate. He said: "I choose safety, not because to do otherwise would be fool- ish courage; in some cases, such as the defense of one'i honor, even foolish courage excusable; but because I con- sider the safety of my family not just a personal matter. Ca- nadian and U.S. security is also involved." WASHINGTON UfV-With Senate probers and Canada at a tempo- rary impasse today over the ques- tioning of Igor Gouzenko, political crossfire drummed on with a Dem- ocratic blast that the Harry Dex- ter White case was camouflage for a "serious situation" in the Justice Department. The Senate internal security sub- committee headed by Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) apparently was faced with a take it or leave it proposition: question Gouzenko on Canada's terms or not at all. Secretary of State Dulles told the committee Saturday that the Canadian government was right in insisting that it, and not the com- mittee decide what part of Gou- zenkp's testimony should be made public. That's what the United States would do in a similar situa- tion, he said. Jenner said he would take it up with the subcommittee at a meet- ing Wednesday. He declined to say what course would be chosen but added, "Naturally we must end. Two men were killed and their i wives were critically injured Sun-1 day when a Chicago and North Western passenger train struck a car at a crossing two miles south of Hawthorne, Wis. Killed were Oscar J. Thorssen. 79, of Bennett, and Arthur Sam Hay worth, 57, of Hawthorne. Injured were Mrs. Emma Thorssen, 66, and Mrs. Jesse Hayworth, 53. Marvin Hus- pursue this inquiry as far as pos- sible." Yesterday, three Democratic leaders assailed Brownell and the Eisenhower administration for set- ting off what has become one of the hottest political wrangles in years. Clayton Fritchey, deputy chair- man of the Democratic National Committee, declared in an NBC television interview that, Brownell launched the controversy to divert attention from many things, in- cluding "a serious .situation within the Justice Department itself." St. Paul Convicts Stand Trial for Deputy's Murder This Is The Mid-Ocean Club on the eastern end of Bermuda, where President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Laniel will meet this week. This view shows the front of the main club building. (UP Telephoto) U.N, Hears U.S. Denunciation of By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. The United States bitterly ar- raigned the Communist world in the United Nations today for fear- ful atrocities in Korea and for forcibly holding back World War II prisoners. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., chief U. S. delegate, was prepared to back up the precedent-setting atrocity charges with the longest speech of his career as head of the U. S. delegation, in the full General Assembly. On a second front, South Caro- lina's Gov. Jami.'s F. Byrnes went into the 60-nation Social Welfare Committee for another effort to shake loose German, Italian and Japanese prisoners missing behind the Iron Curtain for eight years. The U. N. wants to find out at least whether they died in the hands of the Soviets or their satel- lites. The U. S. delegation made pub- lic here Saturday night part of the Defense Department's detailed listing of atrocity cases in Korea. The listing co-'ered cases up to last June 30, including American soldiers, more than other U. N. military personnel, and Korean civilians. The iden- tity of 839 other victims could not be determined, the Americans said. The United States documents given the Assembly members cov- ered eight incidents involving hun- New Deal Secrets In Ickes' Diary By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON L. Ickes, who seemed never to hold his tongue for any man while he lived, has come up with some tart Opinions of the New Deal and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The "Old Curmudgeon" found the New Deal, of which he was a moving spirit, a spendthrift with the taxpayers' money and headed by a man he felt he couldn't trust. Roosevelt's secretary of the in- terior wrote in 1936 that he had j been "sold down the river" by the j President. Ickes regretted, in fact, that he ROME Ga. UP! About 40 wit- nesses were summoned by the gov- They recited mass sie, 3, of Big Bend, was killed i ernment for the trjai here today! torture and beatings, mass killings-' early Saturday when Jiis auto left j f Herbert Juelich and Lewis burp-gun spraying at short son, charged with the murder of buildings fired o burn the U.S. Deputv Marshal Sam Vaughn, i inhabitants alive, live burials and Tho hnth from St. i death Highway 48 miles south of Bruce. struck a utility pole and turned Marvin C. Thorn, 47, Milton June-j tion, Wis., was killed Friday night 1 when the car he was driving skid- j ded on ice and struck a power j pole near Edgerton. I Morris L. Moriarity. 55, of Wood- i ruff, Wis., was fatally wounded Sat-1 urday while hunting deer in the i Town of Arbor Vitae, Wis. 1 Gerald Krebs, 23, of Hales Cor- j ners, Wis., was asphyxiated by ex- haust from his car while nn a hunting trip. Traffic Collisions George Houdak, 40, Milwaukee, who was injured in a traffic colli- sion here a week ago, died Satur- day Mrs. Mabel Spees. 59, of Stough- ton, was killed and her hus- band was injured in a collision Sun- day 10 miles west of Clinton, Okla. on Highway 66. Mrs. Spees was a passenger in a car driven by her hsuband, Vin- cent, when the car and a truck sideswiped. The auto overturned. Spees suffered shock and other in- juries but was in good condition at a Clinton hospital. POW 33 Months, He Re-enlists WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. Cpl. Eddie Topping, 23-year-old Dexterville soldier who spent 33 months in a Communist BOW camp in Korea, has re-enlisted in the Army. The defendants, both Paul, Minn., will face the death penalty if convicted of first de- gree murder in the death of the veteran officer from Murfreesboro. Tenn. Vaughn was shot to death with his own gun near Adairsville while taking Juelich, 25, and Larson, 31, from Nashville, Tenn., to the At- lanta federal penitentiary to serve five-year sentences for interstate transportation of stolen automo- biles. The convicts forced George High- tower- of Nasbville, Vaughn's as- sistant, to flee with them into rug- ged hill country nearby. Posse- men captured them in the woods four days later. Hightower was rescued unharmed. Affidavits from survivors and eyewitnesses recited horrifying de- tails that went beyond mistreat- ment, bad food, and lack of medi- cal care, Much of the testimony dealt with treatment of prisoners by North Koreans when the Communists re- treated ncrth in September 1950. One U. S. soldier, Pfc. Allen J, Gifford of Pemberton, N. J., said Russians in civilian dress took hadn't walked out of Roosevelt's Cabinet a year before. He felt there was a "very real chance" he could have been nomi- [nated by the Republicans to run i against Roosevelt. And he thought I that, if nominated, he probably would have won. Challenged by Farley I These opinions sharply chal- lenged by onetime Democratic 'Na- tional Chairman James A. Farley, among came to light in I "The Secret Diary of Harold L. I of which a first, 705-page installment will be published to- morrow (Simon Schuster, Ickes reveals that, for all his misgivings about Roosevelt, the President's wife and chief aides, and in spite of his own secret presidential hopes, he .stayed on as a New Deal stalwart because he feared the Republicans would deliver the country to big business if they got the chance. Ickes died early last year and the six-million-word diary he kept under lock and key is only .now being released piecemeal by bis censored, at that, to spare the feelings of the living from some of Ickes' more sulphurous comments. Day-by-Day Record This day-by-day record pictures the first four years of the New Deal as dominated to a large ex- tent by struggles for power among such officials as the late Harry L. Hopkins and the then secretary (of the Treasury, Henry Morgen- I thau Jr., and, swinging lustily in the midst of all this, himself. I One surprise: Ickes says then Secretary of Agriculture Henry I Wallace Jr., later much criticized 1 for overfriendliness toward Russia, I strongly opposed United States rec- I ognition of the Soviet Union early Churchill 79 Today, Kept Busy as Usual LONDON IB-Sir Winston Chur- chill reached his 79th birthday to- day, bearing on his bowed old shoulders the rising hopes of the British people for a lasting peace with Russia. The grand old .statesman ar- ranged a day of business as usual. He called a morning session of his Cabinet and planned to spend many hours at his desk tying up the loose ends of government af- fairs before departing tomorrow night by plane for the Big Three j meeting in Bermuda. I A family dinner party was ar- ranged for tonight at No. 10 Down- jing St., the Prime Minister's of- ficial residence, followed by a small reception for friends and government ministers. That was his sole concession to the passing of another milestone in his long and fabulous life. "Some Birthday, Some Man" was the jubilant banner headline Ion the Daily Express, owned by Churchill's old buddy in peace and 'war, Lord Beaverbrook. photographs of his group. Gifford was one of the survivors of a se-1 in the first Roosevelt administra- ries of mas-5 killings near Sochon tunnel, when prisoners waiting for their meal of rice were shot down. Spokesmen for Britain, France, Australia and Turkey were to take the rostrum after Lodge to add their appeals for an Assembly res- olution. sponsored by all of them, asking condemnation of such atroc- Court Refuses Review Of Natural Gas Case WASHINGTON The Supreme Court today refused to review a decision that the Federal Power Commission must fix rates for in- terstate sales of natural gas by companies which produce and gather it. The decision was given by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Dis- trict of Columbia. It was appealed to the high tribunal by the Phillips Petroleum Co., and the states of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. I tion. i It was after Roosevelt did not I back him in an expansion of the i Interior Department, to take in all conservation activities, that Ickes i lamented he had been "double- crossed." I He quoted Rep. Dempsey (D- NM) as saying it would have been hard to impeach the late Sen. Huey Long (D-La) for calling the Presi- dent a liar since Long might well have proved it. And he goes on: "It is pretty tough when things like this can be said about the President of the United States and when members of his own official family and his own party in Con- gress feel that he cannot be relied upon." As for Mrs. Roosevelt, Ickes j complained bitterly that she kept j meddling in government especially his. He accused her, j along with Hopkins, who ran the Works Progress Administration. of spending money "like I drunken sailors." Lila Jean Kline, of Marshall- town, Iowa, a visitor at the International Hay and Grain .Show Sunday in Chicago, poured the winning sample of wheat from the trophy to be awarded this year's Wheat King. He is Fred W. Haltworth of Taber, Alberta, Canada, a newcomer to the contest. He was not present when his "Re- ward" variety of hard red spring wheat was chosen best of hundreds samples entered. (AP Photo) 3-Year Limit Bars Charges Against Many Majority Denies Connection With Communist Party By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON W) At least 75 former federal employes, including several attached to congressional committees, have been the subject of testimony on alleged Commu- nist activities given Senate or House committees during the last five years. Another, Judith Coplon, a former Justice Department clerk, was con- victed of espionage but the convic- tion was set aside on a technicality and there has beer, no retrial. She now is free. Only two of those whose cases were spotlighted by congressional investigations have been sentenced to on perjury charges. They are Alger Hiss, former State Department official, and William Walter Remington, former Com- merce Department economist. There is no way of knowing whether any others questioned may have been guilty of some legal of- ferse. Even if enough supporting evidence could have been gathered, prosecution on espionage charges would have been barred in many cases by a three-year limit on the time in which charges could brought. Party Membership Membership in the Communist if it could be is not in itself illegal, although a number of top Communist leaders have been convicted of violating the Smith Act, which fixes penal- ties for conspiring to teach and advocate the overthrow of the gov- ernment by force. Most of the others either denied having been connected with Com- munist underground operations or refused to answer questions on the ground the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution protected them. Two have died: Harry Dexter White and Harold Ware. At the time of their alleged activity in the interest of the Com- munist party, most of those named in the hearings were on govern- ment payrolls. Accusations against most of them were made by Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Benttey, confessed ex-Communists, in hear- ings before the House un-Ameri- can Activities Committee and the Senate Internal Security subcom- imittee in 1948. Here are the names and brief summaries of the cases, as taken from congressional documents: Whittaker member of the Communist party from 1924 to 1937 and part of a Communist "apparatus" operating in the gov- ernment during the period 1934- (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) 75 NAMED Man, 78, Succumbs After Scalding Bath CLEVELAND Zonar, 78. died last night after a scalding bath at Warrensville workhouse. Sgt. John Leitch said Zonar was placed in a bathtub by a male nurse, who returned about 45 min- utes later to find the hot water run- ning. Zonar was dazed but still conscious. The submerged part of his body was reddened by the hot water. Leitch said he was dead on arrival at city hospital. Zonar had completed a three- month term for vagrancy April 8 but was allowed to stay on because he had no other place to go. 1 WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Generally fair and a little colder tonight. Tuesday cloudy and light rain or snow. Low tonight 20, high Tues- day 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday. Maximum, 33; minimum, 20; noon, 30; precipitation, .05 (one- half inch Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 34; minimum, 24; noon, 28; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max, temp. 32 at p.m. Sun- day, min. 24 at a.m. today. Noon 27. Broken ceiling at 700 feet, visibility four miles with fog, wind calm, barometer 30.22 steady, humidity 88 per cent.   

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