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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Snow FJurries, Colder Tonight; Colder Saturday Join the Goodfellows Club NOW NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 12 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 4, 1953 TWENTY PAGES Snowstorm Buffets Minnesota, Dakotas MINNEAPOLIS HV-A storm that j slippery in the Marshall area, dumped more than a foot of snow j Drifting and poor visibility ham- in some sections of mid-America pered travel over U.S. 52 from buffeted the Dakotas and Minne- Moorhead to Fergus Falls, although sola today as it swept northward that route and all others were open. U.S. into Canada. Nebraska, Kansas and eastern Colorado also were hit but the snow had all but ended in these states. Schools were closed, motorists were stranded and communica- tions knocked out in some areas. International Falls in Minnesota reported 14 inches of snow. A foot fell in the eastern half of South Dakota. In north-central Nebraska Lexington also had a 12-inch total. No large-scale traffic tieups were reported in the Dakotas and Min- nesota but some telephone lines severed and driving was haz- ardous. In. eastern South Dakota many schools were closed. Northwesterly winds caused near-blizzard conditions in parts of and Kansas 169 was .slushy from Min- neapolis to Virginia, Occasional slippery spots marred U.S. 10 be- tween Moorhead and Detroit Lakes. U.S. 14 was slippery in spots between Mankato and Lake Ben- ton. Compacted snow covered U.S. 75 from the Manitoba line to Whea- ton, and the route was very icy and slippery all the way to the Iowa line. From Olivia to "the South Dakota line, 212 was icy and slippery. Reports of weather conditions from around the .state: ALBERT LEA a .76-inch rain Thursday was followed by an inch of snow this morning and an electrical storm. Snow was wetj and sticky, making for rough driv-1 ing. (Continued on Page 11, Column 1) SNOWSTORM I Colorado, Nebraska ______ Thursday, INTERNATIONAL FALLS Communications were out in the Plows were out early today and central Nebraska snow area and j all roads were open following in northeastern Npbraska, which! heavy snow overnight, got freezing rain. I BRAINERD Seven inches of I By mid-morning, -snow continued falling in the eastern part of Min- nesota. Rochester, Duluth and the Twin Cities were among points reporting snow. Highways and streets around Mankato, Owatonna, Rochester and the Tvdn Cities were being glazed by a snow-rain combination. Road crews sanded hills, curves and intersections but driving conditions remained haz- ardous at best. Skies over western Minnesota were cloudy today, but the snow had ceased. Temperatures had Charles Stone, six years old, got the scare of his life when he peeked into a case and saw the mummy hands of a king and queen from an ancient tomb in Egypt at the Witte Museum at San Antonio, Tex. Charles was visiting the mu- seum with his fellow students of Sojourner Truth Elementary School. His teacher, Mrs. E. M. White, settled his nerves by showing him an ancient car. (AP Wirephoto) raised sufficiently so that no ad- ditional icing of communication lines was expected. A very light snow at St. Cloud was as far west as snow was reported by mid- forenoon. Greyhound buses maintained nor- mal operations. No abrupt break in the weather picture was foreseen. Snow flur- ries were forecast for tonight, but winds will diminish. Somewhat colder temperatures were expected Saturday. The Minnesota Automobile Club reported U.S. Highway 59 and Min- nesota Highways 19 and 23 were POWs Slated For Release Jan. 22 PANMUNJOM S. envoy Arthur H, Dean told the Commu- nists today that unrepatriated war prisoners will be freed Jan. 22 un- less a peace conference decides some other course "and no human TODAY Dulles Set To Battle McCarthy By STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Secretary Of State John Foster Dulles is appar- ently a much braver man than many people have thought. When he read his eloquent restatement of the basic principles of American foreign policy to his press confer- ence Tuesday, he was quite aware that he was inviting bad trouble. He was also quite aware that he himself is particularly vulnerable to the special brand of trouble which Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy is expert at making. Just because this is so, it may seem surprising as it did to many of those present at the press it was Dulles of all people who first met the Mc- Carthy challenge to the Eisenhow- er administration head-on. The background story of how Dulles came to do so is interesting. Boiling Point Low The Dulles boiling point has not always been low, as he rather too amply demonstrated in his first months in office. But when Dulles saw McCarthy's television per- formance last week, and next day carefully read the transcript of McCarthy's speech, he came to a slow, angry boil. For Dulles is no fool.- He recog- nized instantly that McCarthy meant to use Dulles and the Dulles foreign policy as the stick with which to beat Eisenhower. This was the only possible meaning of McCarthy's intimation that ad- ministration foreign policy is one (if "whining, simpering appease- ment." It was the only possible meaning of McCarthy's fake for- mula for freeing the captive air- 80 Children Get Aid From Goodfellows already given clothing the stores and shoes, orershoes, ORE than 80 Wi- n o n a children have been warm for the winter by the Good- fellows, M r s. John Lightfoot, a Goodf e 11 o w worker for 15 years, said to- day. The were taken to fitted with new coats, trousers and other such warm clothes. Three groups of children are taken each day to be fitted by Mrs. Lightfoot i and Mrs Lester Harris The two plans I0r a peace hand or mind or debate can change it." "We are never going to agree, under any circumstances, to a change in that he declared. Dean and Communist diplomats huddled for almost three hours on plans for a peace conference while a few miles away 30 more South Korean war prisoners unanimous- ly rejected pleas to return home. Allied persuaders in three days have talked to 90 South Koreans who chose life under the Commu- nists and not one has changed his mind. ROK officers whisked through 30 interviews before noon today. The U.N. Command asked to interview 40 prisoners Saturday, The repa- triation commission said the re- quest for an extra 10 was filed too [ate, but there were indications it still would be approved. The preliminary peace talks are in recess until Monday. Dean asked that a Saturday session be called off because he will be in Seoul for conferences with South Korea's President Syngman Rhee. He refused to divulge the sub-, ject of the talks and would not comment on rumored differences between the U.N. Command and the South Korean government over (Continued on Page 3, Column 1) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy, snow flurries and colder tonight, lowest 20. Sa.'urday partly cloudy and colder. Some snow flurries in early morning. High in afternoon 34 LOCAL WEATHER j Official observations for the 24 j hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 52; minimum, 33; noon, 33; precipitation, .57; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 50 at 8 p. m. Thurs- day. Low 34 at a. m. today. Noon temp. 34 light snow flurries, overcast at feet, visibility 10 miles with wind from the west at 18 miles per hour. Barometer 29.26 rising and humidity 84 per cent. workers expect to clothe 800 needy Winona children this month. School children are being taken care of first so as to finish that part of the job before Christmas vacations begin. Several letters already have been received by the Goodfellows requesting aid. One letter received today was written by a young boy and addressed to "Mr. Goodfel- low." The. letter follows- "Dear Good Fellow, "I would like something for Christmas. My mother is the only one working and she doesn't make much. What I need is a coat to wear to school and mittens if I can have them. "Many thanks and Merry Christmas." The boy signed his name and address. Needless to say, this case is being examined by the Goodfellows. Another letter was written by a mother requesting aid for the chil- dren of a friend who is separated from her husband and is unem- ployed. The children need warm clothes and are three, four am five years old. Often such cases as these qualify for aid from various city and coun ty welfare agencies, but most of these welfare agencies are pro- hibited by law from buying clothes for the children. That is why it is up to the Goodfellows to furnish the warm clothing necessary for these children to face the cold win- ter. And it is your money that makes this'possible. All contributions to the Goodfel- lows are appreciated by the chil- dren they -help, A warm, happy glow spreads over each child's face as he puts on a new, warm coat or a pair of sturdy shoes. Help spread that glow to faces of other children in need. Contribute NOW to the Goodfellows. They need this money early -so they can plan their shopping for each child now. Be a Goodfellow. Send or bring your con- tribution to the Goodfellows in care of The Republican-Herald. Be a Goodfellow Following is a list of contributions to the Goodfellows fund to date: Previously Dr. Lawrence L. Korda.. 10.00 A friend from Rushford. 1.00 The grandchildren..... 25.00 Winona and Park Hotels 100.00 Coca-Cola Bottling Company 10.00 Bethany friends The spokesman for 17 Allied na- tions which fought in Korea spelled out their position on unrepatriated prisoners after the Communists heatedly insisted that the POWs could "never be released" until a peace conference decides their fate. Dean said the Reds appeared to be trying to block a peace con- ference in an attempt to hold in indefinite captivity Korean and Chinese war prisoners who have refused to go back to Com- munist rule. Empty Gas Tank Foils Suicide LOS ANGELES wi-Police found William Joe Kraker sprawled in the front seat of his car yesterday, a hose leading from the exhaust pipe through a window, and a sui- cide note pinned to the dashboard. But Kraker was alive. His gas tank had gone empty. Hunter's Widow Loses Father In Gun Mishap Strum Man Shoots At Rustle in Brush In Augusta Area AUGUSTA, Wis. For the sec- ond year in a row the crack of a deer rifle brought tragedy into the immediate family circle of Mrs. Carol Erdman Thursday. Mrs. Erdman was widowed by a I rifle blast a year ago. Her hus- band, Arnold. 32, was a deer hunt- ing victim on the opening day of i the season. Thursday she lost her father. j Christian Magnussen, 49, was kill- ed when a Strum hunter shot at a "rustle in the brush" near Fair- child on the Clark-Eau Claire County border. Mrs. Erdman said, "I hate deer hunting." Her father's death was the 16th in this deer hunting season in Wis- consin. Ten other hunters have been wounded. The season closes sundown today. The Strum man whose bullet kill- ed Halverson, authorities he heard a rus- tle in the brush 150 yards away. He said he kept an eye on the spot but didn't see any hunter's red clothing. So he fired. Magnus- sen fell, mortally wounded. In another case of mistaken identity, William H. Uecke, 34, Marinette. was killed near Amberg Wednesday by a companion who thought Uecke was a coyote. Others on the 1953 death list: Harry Flater, 51, Holcombe. Frank Morgan, 66, Grand Marsh. Frederick Soltow, 48, Marshfield Rt. 1. Morris L, Moriarity, 55, Wood- ruff. Mrs. Arlene Judkins, 24, Eau Claire. Heart attack: Clarence Crady, 63, Platteville. Oscar Young, 73, Stevens Point. Leopold Noldik, 59, Green Bay Theodore C. Schmidt, Merrill. Walter Hildebrandt, 50, West Al- lis. Louis Wandrey, 62, Milwaukee. Lawrence E. Nelson, 41, Amery. Raymond Robinson, 47, Arpin, Miscellaneous: Gerald Krebs, 23, Hales Corners, asphyxiation. Ex-State Dept. Man Indicted For Perjury WASHINGTON Val R. Lor- win. a former State Department official, was indicted by a federal grand jury today on charges that he falsely denied Communist Party membership during a loyalty hear- ing in December, 1950. The indictment, returned under the false statements statute, ac- cused Lorwin of falsely stating un- der oath at the loyalty hearing that: 1. He never was a Commu- nist party member. 2. He never carried a Com- munist party card. 3. He never held a Commu- nist party meeting in his home. At the time of the hearing, Lor- win was Chief of the European Section, Division of International Labor, Social and Health Affairs in the State Department. Lorwin, 46, and no longer with the government, is a native of New York City. The Justice Department said it was unable to supply his present address. Big Three Begin Talk s in rmuda Seek Stronger Unity in Face Of Red Moves President Eisenhower, center, shook hands with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on his arrival in Bermuda today for the Big Three meeting. Also on hand to greet the Chief Execu- tive was French Premier Joseph Laniel. (UP Telephoto) McCarthy Plans Personal Chat With President By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON Sen. McCar- thy (R-Wis) was reported today to be planning a personal chat with President Eisenhower soon after the President returns from the Big Three talks in Bermuda. This report came from a person in a position to know. McCarthy declined to be quoted on the sub- ject, and the White House press office said it hadn't heard anything about such a meeting. McCarthy yesterday disclaimed any intention to challenge Eisen- hower's leadership of the Republi- can party.but he reserved the right to criticize the administration when I think it is making mis- takes." This was a reply to statements earlier in the week by the Presi- dent and Secretary of State Dulles ___ _______ ____ ____ ___ __ ____ rejecting McCarthy's demands for owners of private liquor stores' for State Supreme Court Declares Municipal Liquor Stores Lega By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL Provisions of the state liquor control law, author izing villages and cities with populations up to to operate mu nicipal liquor stores, were ruled constitutional today by the Minnesota Supreme Court. It was the first time that the validity of these provisions was challenged in the high tribunal since enactment of the basic liquor control act in 1933 at a special session of the Legislature called by the late Gov. Floyd B. Olson fol- lowing repeal of the national pro- hibition act. The Supreme Court, .however, knocked out as unconstitutional an amendment passed by the 1945 Legislature that requires munici- palities establishing municipal liq- uor stores to purchase the stock, equipment and other tangible per- sonal property of private liquor operators put out of business by municipal ownership. The unanimous decision by As- sociate Justice Thodore Christian- ;on was delivered in the case of ,eo Arens and Eugene Frisette, drastic revision of some phases of many years to June 30, 1950 administration foreign policy. against "the village of Rogers. McCarthy's statement was phrased for tho most part in con- Arens and Frisette sougnt jn the Hennepin County time he appealed over the President'.? head, in ei feet, to the American people o the question of cutting off Amen can aid to any foreign countrj which trades with Red China sc long as any American war prison ers are held by the Communists Departing from his preparet statement, McCarthy urged al who share his view that such trad< should be stopped to write or wire the President. This invitation wa.s filmed for television, and news programs from coast to coast carried it las night. Total A Cow Contentedly feeds on broken bales of hay inside the wrecked feed and general store belonging to A. M. Smith at Leander, La. The store which also housed the town post office was one of many buildings in Louisiana which were wrecked by a tornado that whipped across the state Thursday killing nine persons and injuring many more. (AP Wirephoto) law permitting establishment of municipal liquor stores in villages and cities of up to popula- tion is unconstitutional. Operators Make Claim The two former operators of both "on sale" and "off sale" establishments at no time had committed any violation of existing liquor laws also claim- ed they had been denied the pro- tection of a statutory guarantee of purchase of their personal proper- ties by the municipality. 'Since establishment of the muni- cipal store on July 1950, the village of Rogers has purchased a part of the stock of Arens for but has failed and re- fused to purchase the other stock, equipment, and personal property Senators May Question Truman Cabinet Officers WASHINGTON inves- tigators left the way open today for inviting some Truman admin- istration Cabinet members to ex- plain what they did about FBI reports on spy suspects in govern- ment. But first the Senate internal se- curity subcommittee went ahead with efforts to accumulate more evidence about.the dates these FBI reports were compiled and distrib- uted among top officials of the Truman administration. Robert Morris, subcommittee counsel, told newsmen the Justice Department has been asked to sup- ply such information about five former federal employes Alger Hisi Trvins Tfanlan -TTarrv Mia Latjuc mis piuuiem in me n Edward JP FitZHgeraM an'd gaining Britain and Maurice Halperin. They are anong nine former em- ployes whose cases are receiving special scrutiny. Chairman Jenner (R-Ind) said there is evidence the French Ratification Of Western Army Program 1st Topic By MARVIN ARROWSMITH TUCKER'S TOWN, Bermuda UP) Eisenhower arrived in Bermuda today for the start of history-making Big Three con- ference with Prime Minister Churchill and French Premier Laniel. The presidential plane Colum- bine landed at American-leased Kindley Field at a.m. Waiting to greet Eisenhower as he stepped from the plane were hurchill and Laniel, together with Sritish Foreign Secretary Anthony 5den and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault. Welcome Ikt A crowd of about was on land to welcome Eisenhower. Also present was a colorful honor guard nade up of Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Bermuda militia and U.S. airmen. Churchill and Laniel, already Jn Bermuda, reached the airport about five minutes before the Columbine landed. In the presidential party were Secretary State Dulles and Lewis Strauss, chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Strauss was added to the party at ile last minute this morning. Tee flight from Washington took hours 10 minutes. Eisenhower, speaking into a pub- ic address system, told the crowd. ''It is a very great privilege to meet in this beautiful spot an old Tiend. "I trust and I know these con- 'ersations will result in better un- lerstanding among the persons in- rolved and, I hope, among the 'eople of our respective countries." The President's left hand was wrapped in bandages but the cause was not immediately known. Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Sden and French. Foreign Minister Bidault were scheduled to meet t 3 p.m. to get the formal talks nder way, with their chiefs gather- ng around the table immediately fterward. To Dine Tonight The whole group was to dine to- ight with Gov. Sir Alexander 'ood at Government House. The colorful reception ceremo- ies contrasted sharply with tha omber questions facing the con- erence. Churchill earlier had been be- eved eager to press his pet cheme for a quick meeting with ussian Premier Georgi Malen- ov. By today, however, it seemed bvious that the American desire give priority to pressuring the rench for ratification of the Euro- ;an army treaty now dominates. Laniel, who arrived yesterday, t it be known through aides that e is just as eager as Eisenhower tackle this problem in the hopes United States assurances of pro- tection from the rearmed German units which the projected interna- tional army would include. The exact form of the promises the French want was not made The four others are Harry Dex- ter White and three subordinates when he was assistant secretary of the Treasury: Harold Glasser, Victor Perlo and V. Frank Coe. pared to offer France his strong- est personal assurance that the United States would maintain the "combat effectiveness" of its forces in Europe, if not the total number of American troops there. nine kept their jobs and in some I public. Reliable reports earlier this h th imstances were Promoted despite i week said Eisenhower was owned by the plaintiffs m their derogatory security information respective liquor stores. I The high tribunal's decision, af-1 firming District Judge Harold N. Rogers of Minneapolis, termed the purchase provision as invalid be- cause it provides for expenditure of public funds for private jurposes. The case was considered of such importance that Atty. Gen. J. A. A. Burnquist, the League of Minnesota Municipalities and the Municipal Liquor' Stores Associa- tion intervened on the side of the 'illage of Rogers. California Congressman At Red Meeting, Charge SAN FRANCISCO House Un-American Activities Committee witness testified yesterday he saw Rep. Robert L. Condon (D-Calif) at a closed Communist meeting in 1948. Condon, who was barred for se- curity reasons from witnessing a Nevada atomic test last May, de- nied that he ever was a Commu- nist. Charles David Blodgett, an ad- mitted ex Communist, told the committee here he saw Condon at a "closed emergency meeting of Communist party members" at Oakland, in March or April 1948. The witness testified he did not know whether Condon was a party member, but he had never seen a non-Communist at such a meeting. Condon at the time was a candi- date for the Legislature. He won, and last year was elected to Con- gress. Condon said he had thought the Oakland meeting was a trade un- ion affair which he and ether Dem- ocrats attended in behalf of party candidates. Condon added, "I wffl put my loyalty and' affection for my country and my people against any of the members of the staff of this Un-American Activities Committee who have drummed up these fantastic witnesses." From New Orleans, where he is participating in hearings of a Housa committee, Condon told a San Francisco Chronicle reporter on the telephone: "I am not and never have been or ever will be a member of the. Communist party."   

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