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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Light Snow, Not So Cold Tonight; Fair Thursday Wear Your Winter Carnival Emblem NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 33 SIX CENTS PER CfOPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 30, 1953 FOURTEEN PAGES lid e in 9 Men Lost Pensions for All Not Plan of Ike or Congress Proposed Program Headed for Heated Debate in January By CHARLES F. BARRETT Plan to Give Defense Work To Jobless Areas Attacked Issue Due for Showdown Fight In Congress By ROWLAND EVANS JR. WASHINGTON (.-PI An Eisen- hower administration plan for fun- neling more government defense WASHINGTON wi 1" Rep Kean Iwork'into areas of Urge unemploy- (R-NJ) predicted today neither the ran into a barrage of heavy Eisenhower administration n o r i criticism from Southern Demo- Congress will adopt a key Repub-i fats today foreshadowing verbal lican colleague's plan to. pay social! Reworks when Congress meets President Eisenhower of turning Firemen Are Shown battling a blaze which de- stroyed the Town House bar and restaurant in Ro- chester, Minn., early today. Fire was confined to the upper story, but it was so badly burned it collapsed into the main part of the large supper club. One fireman was injured. (UP Telephoto) Rre Destroys Town House At Rochester WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR Swankier Spots May Take Better Part of Bill By JAMES DEVLIN NEW YORK UPI Taking your best girl out for New Year's Eve will require the major part of a bill at some of New York's swan- committee of the House Ways Means Committee, outlined the far- en- 165- Hlll ROCHESTER, Minn. Fire you can visit bar around the corner and buy _ i in sub-zero temperatures spread j a 10 cent beer to watch the revelry on television. through the Town House bar and) The minimum tab at the Hotel Pierre's Cotillion Room will be restaurant early today, causing more than damage. Fireman Richard Miller, 28, suf- fered a sprained shoulder when he fell from an icy ladder. Harold Witzke, proprietor of the establishment, who estimated the loss, said most of. it was covered by insurance. The building was one of the oldest in Rochester and had formerly been a livery stable. The fire was discovered about a.m. by a cab driver. The roof fell in at Cause of the per person. For that you will get dinner, a show, noisemakers, dancing and a champagne cock-1 tail. To the for two, add the price of all other drinks, tips, transpor- j tation, a snack on the way home and maybe a headache remedy, j The Pierre's price includes the 20 per cent luxury tax. At most other places, the quoted price does j not include the tax, which must be added. The Hotel Plaza's basic charge will be per person in its Per- sian Room for dancing, dinner, fa- Adenauer Time's of fire was not determined immedi-1 vors and a show. But you can go ately. The building also housed quor store and barber shop. a li- in addition to a minimum. 8 at La Crosse Given Lie Tests In Hartley Case LA CROSSE, Wis. Atty. John Bosshard said Tuesday night that eight persons given lie detec- tor tests in connection with the dis- appearance of Evelyn Hartley Oct. 24 "have been cleared." The 15-year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hartley vanished while baby sitting at the Viggo Rasmusen home while the Ras- musens attended an evening foot- ball game. Despite organized mass searches of the countryside, little evidence was found to tell what happened to her. Bosshard commented on the visit of Charles Wilson, head of the State Crime Laboratory, who con- ferred local authorities and is scheduled to return to Madison today. "Charles Wilson has been here of New York's Gay White since early Monday and we have j is refusing to rent any rooms or! been going over the investigation suites for New Year's parties i phases since his last visit to La Jnvin H. Kramer, the owner I to its Rendezvous Room for each. At the Waldorf-Astoria, the price will be in the Empire Room, in the Peacock Alley cafes, and in adjoining cafes. The Hotel New Yorker will pro- vide its ice show, supper, funny hats, noisemakers and dancing for including tax.- Night clubs generally will have minimum charges, which usually can be used up either in food or drink. The minimum is not to be con- fused with a cover charge, roughly equivalent to the price of admis-1 MEW YORK wv-Time magazine sion, which some places will apply today chose West German Chan- It seemed destined for heated con- troversy when Congress convenes next week. Kean, fourth-ranking Republican on the Ways and Means Commit- tee, has been an Eisenhower sup- porter and has taken a special in- rerest in social security. He said Curtis' plan would undermine the social security trust fund. Curtis called in effect for pen- sions now for all retired persons over 65 years old, and for an in- crease in the monthly minimum social security benefit from the present to He estimated this would add some five million new aged per- sons, children and widows or orphans to the old age retirement and survivors' insur- ance (OASI) benefit rolls, more than doubling the present number. Curtis said the new minimum ta, Ga., violated pledges made by the GOP leadership in the Senate last July, And Sparkman declared it is not true, as Presidential Press Secre- tary James C. Hagerty said, that "this is the first time a national administration has tried to do something" about chronic regional unemployment. Sparkman said the Truman ad- ministration had a "positive and definite program' for cutting de- fense contracts into areas of labor surplus. No Comment In Augusta, Hagerty declined to comment further when asked about an official policy of the Tru- man administration, put into effect in 1952, to award defense contracts to other than the low bidders in an effort to counter unemployment in some areas. would increase benefits for more Hagerty also said the policy was than aged persons, j being announced for the first time, orphans and widows al- ready on the rolls. He called for tax contributions from all workers under 65, levied so far as he knew. Actually, it had been outlined in a memorandum by Arthur S. Flemming, d'cfense mobilization director, last Nov. 4 I eelior Konrad Adenauer as its 27th The Viennese Lantern, for in-j annual Man of the Year, stance, will have a minimum j it said he guided the Germans plus a S2 cover charge. "back moral respectability and Ten dollar minimums will be in learned himself a seat in the high- force at the Embers, the Bon Soir, jest councils of the 'Western Pow- the Tavern on the Green and numerous other places.' The Hickory House will have an minimum, the Village Vanguard Eddie Condon's and Nick's Jazz Spot in Greenwich Village, "A. Some places will have "open meaning that regular prices will prevail without covers or minimums. The Edison Hotel, in the heart, on all types of income. He would and made public then. At that let the rate jump from 1V4 to 2 time, Flemming named 17 large per cent in incomes up to and 22 smaller metropolitan areas annually, paid by workers and em- j of chronic unemployment as eli- ployers alike, as scheduled Friday. I S'Me for aid. He estimated this would bring I In its essentials, the policy is more than 10V4 mfflion doctors, similar to that of the Truman ad- lawyers, farmers and others from ministration, abandoned last Au- the present working force into the Sust> to Sive preference in the Mr. And Mrs. John C. Cox sit at the bedside of their 3-year- old son, Johnny, whom Cox revived after fishing the child from a hole in the ice of frozen Lake Chaweva, near Charleston, W. Va. The father, searching after Johnny failed to come to dinner, spot- ted the child unconscious in the water beneath a hole in the ice. Johnny apparently had either broken through while walking or fall- en off a boat dock. (AP Wirephoto) Shoulders Indicted On Perjury Charge KANSAS CITY wi A federal grand jury says Louis Shoulders, the veteran police officer who nabbed the Greenlease kidnapers, lied Flames Follow Collision in Delaware River Only 2 of 11 jumping to Escape Fire Rescued WILMINGTON, Del. Wt- Two tankers crashed in the fog-bound Delaware River early today, kill- ing at least four crewmen. Five others are missing. The tankers, Atlantic Dealer and Atlantic Engineer collided as they sought safe anchorage in the fog- shrouded river setting off fires on both vessels. The fire apparently caused little damage and both the Atlantic Re- fining Co. tankers awaited favor- able tides to proceed under their own steam to Philadelphia. The bodies of the victims were recovered by rescue ships from the U. S. Army Engineer sub office at Edgenioor, Del. An Army Engi- neer spokesman said its vessel.the Liston, picked up three bodies and the New Castle another. None of the dead identified. Eleven of the 41 crewmen aboard Atlantic Dealer were thrown into the river and five still are listed as missing. Company officials said all 46 crew members of the supertanker Atlantic Engineer were safe. Fires aboard both ships were controlled quickly by the crews. Preliminary reports indicated no serious damage to either vessel and said no crewmen were burned. Both ships were bound for Phil- adelphia from Texas, the Atlantic Engineer with barrels of crude oil and the Atlantic Dealer with barrels of gasoline and 114.000 barrels of other refined pro- ducts. A company spokesman gave thil version of what happened: system. His universal pension plan would end the present dual program of award of defense contracts to areas where there is considerable unemployment. aid to the aged. The OASI pro- Most criticism of it in the past gram provides retirement or death jhas comue from Southerners who benefits based on contributions from workers and employers. A separate program has provid- ed more than one billion dollars annually in federal welfare grants to some million aged and de- pendent children, based on their need. State and local governments also contribute to this program and administer it locally. Curtis would abolish the federal portion of this program, but state and local governments could pro- vide welfare payments to the needy if they wished. Since the welfare program is in- cluded in the regular federal budget, while social security trust fund operations are not, this would give a billion-dollar boost to the GOP drive to balance the regular federal budget. Kean said in an interview it Says such parties would disturb armed forces equipped with the sleep of traveling salesmen who I atomic weapons and backboned by have to be up and on the job the I air officially termed would be "a dishonest approach to let the present aged population raid the social security trust fund built up by contributions from workers under the present system for their own future protection." i He said he thought the Eisen- 1 hower administration definitely j would oppose such a move arid i added: "I shouldn't think it would have much of a chance in Con- I gress." wAQurvrTAM iv, i He termed the Curtis proposal a WASHINGTON UP) American J Townsend next day. the most potent ever marshaled "There ere plenty of places peo- j by tilis country "short of war." pie can go to hold a party in New That's the opinion of Secretary York but few places they can go of Defense Wilson, who Tuesday for a good night's says turned in his first formal report Kramer. to President Eisenhower on his conduct of the nation's defense af- fairs. The report is required by dicted it would cost more than 23 billion dollars before all the present aged, who have made no social argued that it would rob their tex- (Continued on Page H, Column 7) DEFENSE WORK Badger Teacher Pension Boost Upheld by Court MADISON Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld today a 1953 law providing a a month whose G-year-old son Bobby was! kidnaped and killed last j paid a record ransom. Approximately was re- covered with the arrest of kid- naper Carl Austin Hall and his alcoholic paramour Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady, who were executed in the Missouri State Prison gas chamber a week before Christmas. The other half of the ransom is still missing. Shoulders, aided by Patrolman Elmer Dolan, arrested Hall in a St. Louis hotel room Oct. 6. The veteran officer, who testified be- 1 Dead, 9 Kurt In 2-Car Crash AUSTIN, Minn. (J) Mary Ken- evan, 3, of Route 3, Austin, died fore a grand jury that indicted' in a hospital here early today of Mrs. Heady and Hall, told the jurors the suitcases containing the money were taken promptly to the police station. In its indictment yesterday the irand jury said Shoulders' testi- mony "as he then and there well knew and believed, was untrue and injuries suffered in a two-car col- lision Tuesday in which nine other persons were hurt. Her mother, Mrs. Robert Kene- van, who was in critical condi- miles south of Philadelphia. The Atlantic Dealer was proceed- ing slowly upstream, hunting for anchorage space. Residents along the shore of the two mile wide river were awaken- ed about a.m. CST by the screech of warning whistles. They heard the thump of a collision, then a roar as both ships caught fire. The flash of flames was seen two miles from the river. Emer- gency units and ambulances throughout the area were alerted immediately. A lifeboat with a crew of five was launched almost immediately from the Dealer. Some time later the Chilean freighter Copiapo, bound for Baltimore from Phila- delphia, picked up the lifeboat crew and two men who had been rescued from the river. There have been many ship col- tion, improved overnight and wasiJisions in the river area which for listed as fair today. The other 180 miles from Philadelphia to the eight were less seriously hurt. j Atlantic Ocean is one of the world's increase in ialse in that the suitcases men-! The accident occurred at the in-1 busiest waterways. Last July 6 tioaed therein containing ransom i tersection of county roads six miles the tankers Phoenix and Pan Mas- pensions for retired I money were not taken into the Iwest ant3 six miles south of here, sachusetts collided 10 miles south law made the retired (police station at the time and in I The Kenevan child's death is the of Wilmington and burned to the teachers. The law made the retired (police station at the time and in teachers eligible for increased manner alleged." tirement payments by placing! Dolan, who was indicted on a Wilmington 629th of the year thus far in Min- j waterline. Four nesota from traffic, as compared lost, 83 saved. crewmen were them on a substitute teaching list, j charge of perjury two weeks ago, witn 534 to this date a year ago. j in ly The high court held that the new I also had testified the suitcases law was a "valid enactment" to were brought to the Newstead accomplish what the Legislature I lice station along with Hall. Other [ailed to accomplish two years ago I witnesses, who were in the station) Ssfe After Wreck when it enacted a bill for addition- 1 at the time Hall was booked, testi-j al pensions for the teachers. Thelfied they saw no suitcases brought! AUCKLAND, New Zealand 1951 bill was held unconstitutional I in with him, Wife Kills Mate With Boiling Oil CATANIA, Sicily UP) Concetta Zarba, 60, was arrested today and by the Supreme Court. Approximately former teachers who retired before July 1, 1953, are eligible for the addec pensions but the State Department of Public Instruction estimated that not more than 700 would take advantage of the law. WEATHER law. The mystery of the disappear- ance of Marion McDowell, 17, above, of Toronto, Canada, deepened today as her father turned to the public to help .raise demanded in a ransom note. The girl was kid- naped 23 days ago. (UP Tele- photo) Wilson dealt chiefly with devel- FEDERAL FORECAST opments during the first half of Winona and Vicinity Mostly I ta's year, but the report also was cloudy with some light snow this concerned with the "new look" evening, clearing tonight and not j Siven U. S. strategy and defense quite so cold. Thursday generally'needs bv tne nation's military fair. Low tonight 8, high Thursday j leaders. 22. I This has resulted in greater LOCAL WEATHER I stress on air power and reported hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 33; minimum Official observations for the 24 to of men i in Army. Navy and Marine ranks. As a possible step in this direc- lotion, the Army announced Tues- noon 13; precipitation, trace; sun day that ]t is snortening tive duly tours of some 2nd and 1st lieutenants who are not regulars. sets tonight at sun rises to-) morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp, at a.m. Tues- day 33. Low at this morning 1 above. Noon 13 with an overcast at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind from the south southeast at 6 miles per hour, barometer 30.06 falling and humid- ity 87 per cent. ac. Five Cents Less Subscribers receiving The Republican-Herald by car- rier will pay five cents less this week because of the New Year's day. security tax contributions, exhaust- Under the law no retired teach- ed their benefits. I er can benefit by it if his total i pension exceeds a month. Pullman Car Catches Fire, One Man Dead French Military Plane Missing PARIS W) A French military plane with 11 persons aboard was reported missing today on a flight PEMBROKE, Ont. The tail- j from Algiers to Mont-de-Marsan in end Pullman car on a Canadian southwestern France. National Railways transcontinental train burst into flames a few min- uum ULUUI. mLU .iiaiuca ei lew Jllili- i utes after leaving the Pembroke No Ufie Blamed In Carrier Blast Junction early today and one un- identified man was trapped and burned to death. Eighteen other passengers made their escape in night clothes by breaking a window and leaping in- to sub-zero weather when the train was brought to a stop a mile from the station. All lost their clothes in the blaze. None was seriously in- jured. Cause of the fire, which started at the front end of the car, was not known. However, a man who is believed to have occupied a com partment in the car, is being held for questioning by Ontario Provin- cial police. WASHINGTON Navy today said officially it found no one to blame for the explosion aboard the aircraft carrier Leyte in Boston on Oct. 16 which killed 37 men. It said, too, that sabotage had no part. In releasing the findings of a court of inquiry, the Navy said that the 32 military personnel and five civilians met their death through "no intent, fault, negli-j gerice or inefficiency of any person j in naval service or connected therewith." I Ten more persons previously un- charged with killing her husband. Police records show Hall was) accounted for after the Christmas j with boiling oil. booked at p.m. Kansas City Eve railway disaster in New Zea- 1 Police accused her of pouring a and St. Louis authorities declined i land were reported safe today. A bucket of boiling olive oil over ,70- to say when the suitcases first total of 119 bodies now have been year-old Nunzio Zarba after an ar- were reported seen by persons found. Seventeen people are still jgument over their son's engage- other than Shoulders and Dolan. missing. Iment. Working On His Economic report to the na- tion, President Eisenhower, right, talks with his aides in his new office at the presidential retreat in Augusta, Ga. Left to right are: George Burns, chairman of economic advisors; Kevin MeCann and Charles Moore, White House speech writing aides, and the President seated at his desk. (AP Wirephoto)   

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