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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Tuesday; Continued Mild Want Ads Cost as Little As 65 Cents NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 36 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 4, 1954 TWENTY PAGES in Crash Democrats Want Ike to Explain Army Sets Up More Guided Missile Bases WASHINGTON Army re- portedly hopes to overcome a half- year lag in its schedule for setting up Nike guided missile launching bases and have about 12 ready by midsummer. Signs are that priority is being given obvious industrial targets such as the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, Northern air- craft manufacturing centers like Buffalo and Seattle and the Chica- :o and nearby Indiana industrial complex. Only one installation has been completed for the big missiles in- tended to seek out and destrov President And Mrs. Eisenhower walked arm-in-arm down the ramp of their plane Sunday after returning to Washington from Augsta, Ga. Carrying his 3-D camera, the Chief Executive's only comment to newsmen was, "It's chilly here." (UP Telephoto) Ike to Outline Fear Withdrawal Of Troops Will Weaken America By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Iff) Democrats will ask President Eisenhower at a White House briefing tomorrow ff T, f enemy aircraft. It is at to tell them why he thinks emplaced to defend Washing- I should support his decision to with- j ton and Baltimore. The goal is un- j draw two American divisions from I derstood to be about 35 battery Korea s'tes guarding the northern border c, of the United States. Sen. Russell of Georgia, top! Democrat on the Senate Armen Services Committee, said he is a xious to learn the background for this military shift. Earlier Russell said that the move seemed at first glance to "smack of ap- peasement." "I am sure the President has some very good reasons for mak- ing his Russell said in an interview. "I feel that we in Congress should be apprised of the reasons." Sen. Oyndon B. Johnson of Tex- as, the Democratic leader, was understood to be backing Russell in this search for information. Several of Johnson's colleagues have condemned the move as like- ly to weaken American military strength in Asia at a critical period in international affairs. Sen. Monroney (D-pkla) has suggested an" investigation of the matter by the ommittee. Armed Services Sen. Humphrey in an interview i, advance of the brief- ng, crmcized the Korean troop Accidents Kill 408 Over New Year Holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Accidental deaths during the three day New Year's weekend were just shy of the record set years ago, but still were far the total registered a week earlier during the Christmas week- md. At least 298 persons were killed n traffic accidents during the 78- lour period from 6 p.m. (local ime) Thursday to midnight Sun- day. Another 39 died in fires and 1 more were killed in miscellane- ius accidents for a total of 403. Fatally-lnjured, Robert C. Burt Is Placed on a stretcher minutes after his car careened out of control and struck a bridge Saturday night. Thrown clear, he was found at the bottom of a 12-foot ditch. In black overcoat, back to camera, is Trempealeau County Coroner Martin A. Wiemer, Independence, At top center, with glasses and turned-up coat collar, is Alan Hanson, Independ- ence, assistant coroner. Burt died three hours later. to a weekend was set at 424 in By DONALD SANDERS WASHINGTON 1.9 President Eisenhower gave Republican legis- that will be well received by all elements of the Martin ssid as spokesman for the leaders. lative leaders a detailed review i The White House conference today of his program fcr the new session of Congress and House Speaker Martin (R-Mass) hailed it as "dynamic" and "progres- "We all think it is a program TODAY opened a momentous and busy week, for the President. Tonight, he will go on radio and television thought they "ex- tremely poor policy" as prepara- tion for the Big Four meeting with Russia Jan. 25. "We might have to make some concessions to get an agreement. p.m. (CST) to discuss what jBut we should be in a position to from Humphrey said. The Minnesotan said he referred to recent announcements of reduc-j tions of United States military per- Indochina Situation Serious By JOSEPH ALSOP chances are at least even that the American govern-1 recommending farm and labor law his administration has done so far and to outline the philosophy of the program he will recommend in the State of the Union message I to be delivered in person to a i joint Senate House session on j Thursday. That message will lay down the I general outline of his legislative j program. In a series of later messages, Eisenhower will deal with specific I subjects. I White House press secretary i James C. Hagerty announced the i President will submit his 1954-1955 [budget to Congress Jan. 21 and i will follow it with the annual economic message on Jan. 28. Hagerty said Eisenhower will year; the record of traffic deaths for such a period, set in 1949-50, is sonnel in the Far .East, and to plans to cut back American mili- tary and economic aid abroad. I However, Sen. Knowland Calif) said in a separate interview he regards the prospective trans- i fer of two divisions from Korea as j a move to strengthen the Ameri- can mobile reserve in line with the "new look" realignment Eisen- hower is expected to propose for! of the ugliest choices of the post- war years. The question will be whether to take the most drastic measures, even including sending American troops, to reinforce the French effort in Indochina. The danger, at any for the present, is not in Indochina but here in France. From the view- point of Gen. Navarre in Saigon, the recent Viet Minh offensive that has cut Indochina in half is a serious setback but not a disaster. But from the .viewpoint of tht; ablest French leaders in Paris, changes Jan, 11. the armed forces. "We can't have such a mobile reserve if our forces are tied down in Knowland said. "This doesn't mean, however, that there is any lessening of American interest in Korea. Any Communist move there would be .Today's meeting with nine immediate concern to us.' congressional leaders and the I Cabinet was preliminary to a .ses- j sion Tuesday which will bring Democratic leaders to the White House along with Republican lieut- enants. Congress convenes at noon 15 Killed as Indian Train Jumps Track NEW DELHI, India pas- senger tram jumped the track near Wednesday. Today's meeting ran iram jumpea me tracK n iiniirc [Bhatinda, 150 miles northwest V2 hours. "ew Delh of railway of- Martin declined to give anv hint ew, e! ralway o" to what will be in the Presi- 5.aid, at least 15 were dent's, talk tonight or in his State Forty were reported injured. t... of the Union address. i First reports said nearly 100 lost this temporary setbacK has already j jje ,sajd the wisiators were their lives but a recount showed fhtt mnct fiFfc.ntc nn f t-Vio had most disastrous effects on the turbulent currents political opinion. cf French ml_ i i UIOV.U 3VH1C Ul 1LS The result is a strong impulse to Cabinet members invoived. escape from the long and seeming- ly hopeless Indochina war at al- given a "very interesting resume" l of the President's program and discussed some of its aspects with tol1- 304. The National Safety Council had estimated that 360 would die in traffic. The 1953 Christmas weekend saw 717 persons die in accidents, 523 in traffic mishaps. Government Crisis Shaping Up in France PARIS woke up to- day to the prospect of a possible government crisis this week. Pre- mier Joseph Laaiel announced he would ask Parliament Wednesday to confirm his government or kick it in advance of the Big Four foreign ministers' Berlin meeting. LaniePs Cabinet is due to re- sign Jan. 17 because of the in- auguration the day before of Pres- ident-elect Rene Coty, but the pre- mier decided to force a showdown at once on how France would be represented when the Big Four meet Jan. 25. Over the weekend he offered his i resignation to outgoing President i WASHINGTON wu.Secretary of Vincent Auriol, saying a Cabnetithe Treasury Humphrey and Rep. Completely Sheared Away was the left side of this automobile which crashed into a bridge abutment on Highway 93 three miles southwest of Independence. The driver, Robert C. Burt, form- erly employed at Madison Silo Co., Winona, died early Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital, Arcadia. Burt was thrown from the car. The automobile ended up 100 feet from the bridge. (Independence Studio photos) Conferences on Tax Program est Has 3-Point Peace Plan for Russia cnsis the week before the Berlin i Daniel A Reed conference might prevent France from being effectively represented. Auriol refused the resignation. By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER Western Powers are planning to confront i scheduled Russia with a three-point German peace program at the Berlin con-1 were" reporled" continuing liTolner conferences! ference, if it appears that the Soviets show up with some serious 'piaces fr0m Scandinavia dmvn to Runs Into Bridge Abutment, Driver Hurled From Car Wrecked Auto Found 100 Feet From Bridge INDEPENDENCE, Wis. (Spe- Robert C. Burt, 26, former employe oi the Madison Silo Co. Winona, was fatally injured when his car struck the abutment of a bridge on Highway 93 three miles southwest of here about p.m. Saturday. Thrown from the car after it hit the abutment on the left side of the road, Burt was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Arcadis by ambulance where he died at a.m. Sunday of internal in- juries. Burt was en route to the farm between Whitehall and Independ- ence where he lived with his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Burt. He had been visiting his uncles, Ben and John Ryan, in Arcadia, and was alone at the time of the crash. Two passing motorists called Trempealeau County Coroner Mar- tin A. Wiemer, who notified Sher- iff Ernest Axness and Traffic Offi- cer James Myren, Burt's car was a total wreck. It was found 100 feet from the bridge abutment on the opposite side of the road. Burt was found, still alive, in a 12-foot ditch on the right side of the road. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Our Sav- iour's Lutheran Church at White- hall with the Rev. 0. G. Birke- land officiating. Burial will be ia the Lincoln Cemetery. Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Homo, in Whitehall tonight. Born.Aug. 31, 1927 in Minnesota, Burt had moved to the farm with his parents about two years ago. He is survived by his parents. M Gale-Churned Seas Abate in Western Europe LONDON Europe's dikes and sea walls, age-old bas- tions against the raging oceans, stood strong and firm toaay after 24 hours of battering by gale- churned seas. Anxious watchers, remembering when flood waters burst through the dikes and wTecked vast areas of the Low Countries and eastern England last February, sighed with relief as they watched" the seas die down today. In England, police and coast guards kept an all-night vigil in low coastal areas, then left their watch as weathermen reported soon after 10 a.m. that the crisis of high tide had passed safely. In The Netherlands where over- night water levels were the high- est since last winter's floods in which persons died, the situ- ation was reported nearly back j to normal. Blizzards and heavy snowfalls Silent on Talk He said the President took an most any price. The impulse .has hour to read from the State of the been growing steadily ever since America set France the example, with the truce in Korea. Its strength today can best be gauged by the views of the two men most in- timately concerned with the prob- lem, Georges Bidault, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Marc Jacquet, Minister of the Associated States, who has direct charge Chinese policy. of Indo- Until recently both men, and particularly Bidault, were stoutly opposed to "internationalizing" the Indochinese war. They wanted American financial aid. certainly, but wanted no intervention by American or other foreign troops. Partly they feared to provoke an answering intervention by the Chi- nese Communists. Partly, too, they were moved by national pride Jenner, McCarran Meeting Gouzenko MONTREAL Wi-Strief. official secrecy and thick Canadian snow rP.rPn tnp trnnVc rif TT C the first of a series of today to try to fashion a tax pro-1 intention to negotiate. gram on which Republicans can L. One- eflecl of Program worked out unite for 1954. Union address. Describing it as j "a very good Martin: "We all think it is a dynamic, progressive program and one that: will be well received by all ele- ments of the country." Thursday's State of the Union; acmecy ana inicK uanadian snnw 4.u i j address will be carried by all TV covered the tracks of U. S. Senators William Jenner (R-Ind) anS Uif- g Germany's future. __j _, J XT__.. ..j.__ A, jciiiici (n. uiu) ana this congressional ramnnign vpar i Tioro ic nrmr amnio v the United States, Bri- itish and French governments m a series of meetings recentlv con- eluded at Paris would be, in the ing House Ways and Means mittee, already has called Italy. In Denmark, the little Jutland town of Randers was flooded. Townsfolk rowed today through for I government. Big Five session to include Red belongings. qu s V wh[ Igor Go zenko i IfT ra Snvipf snvino in tha s uuuzenKO The ,8-year-old Reed waged a however and radio networks. ___ Tonight's 15-minute speech from knows about Soviet spying in the United States. more and bigger tax cuts than the It therefore appears in advance Eisenhower administration has to be wholly unacceptable to the been willing to accept so far. Soviets. Authorities here voice Just how far the two men get I doubt that even a start can be in trying to reconcile their posi- made at Berlin toward developing tions will largely determine wheth-1 a real compromise between the er tax issues will become a major j Russian and Western attitudes to- _ _ ._ evidence, '8-year-old Reed waged a I however, that the discussions be- In the meantime officials here j xpect some preliminary ex- now by th to begin today, was delayed at Moscow's request until Jan. 25. U. S., British arid French diplo- mats, at Paris meetings ending the White i The two top memoers of SertrintoTaf security subcommit-1 unsuccessfij fight tween Western leaders and Soviet will have similar radio-TV cover-j tee, accompanied by two aides, arrived here yesterday inTblaTof Forpl2n Mimstor Mnlntnv mil i aDout.two reaffirmed (Continued on Page 16, Column 4.) i IKE 3 St. Paul Men Held in Bar Holdup -for Indochina is "a part of the j men todaTfor question-1 tn V! fdes're connection with the Ieft H holdup of the Blue Moon bar Sat- French position there. Now, however, the attitude of these two men has been forcibly urday night. Police said two of those held uicsc men uas oeen lorciDly are Kmthprq ?fi anrl '4 and tho BXtfJMrsft; publicity for their secret meeting with the former Soviet code clerk whose 1945 flight from the Russian Embassy in Ottawa revealed a Communist atcra. spy Amer- ica and Britain. After a news conference and a closely guarded, six-hour parley in the Windsor Hotel with Supt. J. R. Lemieux of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the senators and Lemieux slipped into an official car late yesterday afternoon and four-man U. S. team planned to last year against an administration request to extend the excess pro- fits tax to last Friday, six months beyond its original expiration date. stay in Canada until "the mission Both Reed and Humphrey, and is completed." Jenner said they! their associates, say they are anxi- hoped to be back in Washington j ous to avoid another such head-on for the opening of Congress I clash this year. Wednesday. Jenner, the subcommittee chair- man, said he and McCarran "are concerned with the internal secu- rity of our country." "We have information and leads other (Contmued ss a ALSOPS Column 3) i he thought the affair was a joke, I was knocked down. drove rapidly off into the we that Mr. Gouzenko storm which blanketed Montreal, j nla3r be able to assist us in our There was some specualtion that j work. We're here to find out all Souzenko had been brought to can." aotel for the interview, but Lemieux said no statement party's later departure seemed to I would be issued after the interview indicate they were headed for a (with Gouzenko. The Americans secret rendezvous. U. S. Ambas-i previously had agreed reluctantly sador Douglas Stuart also aitend-jto the Canadian government's de- ed the totel conference and leftimand that it should have control with the group. McCarran had told reporters the meeting. lover what ii published about the The administration has post- poned final decisions on many tax questions pending the all-import- ant conferences with Reed and others this week. This is one rea- son why President Eisenhower will discuss taxes only generally in his State of the Union message Tnurs- day, submitting a more specific program later. Royalty Rests POTORUA, New Zealand Queen Elizabeth II and her hus- band, the Duke of Edinburgh, rest- ed today at Moose Lodge on Lake Rotoiti. oregn nser ooov w r range far beyond the immediate I intenllotl to demand that problem of German peacemaking !man Pe fa j these sta man Peacemaking proceed by to embrace: 1. Some talk between Secretary of State Dulles and Molotov on President Eisenhower's proposal for a pool of atomic materials for 1. Holding of elections through- out East and West Germany under conditions which would give the German people complete freedom <-VJ. Vt_ 111U Vti Jia 1O il 1 Peaceful uses and Russia's renew- tbey_ wished, ed call for a ban on atomic weapons. 2. Discussion among all the min- isters Molotov, DuEes, British Foreign Secretary Eden and the French foreign minister than in relations with Red China. That sesms almost certain to lead into some talk of a Korean settle- ment and the war in Indochina. 3. Exploration by the West of the attitudes and intentions of Russia's new Malenkov government. Dulles disclosed last week he was planning to discuss the atomic situation with Molotov. The Rus- sians served notice in one of their notes on the Berlin meeting that e xp e changes on the atomic problem be- Picture NEW YORK (ffl_Frank Sinatra went on to California and work on a new motion picture today aft- er returning from a visit in Rome with his wife Ava Gardner. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Generally fair tonight and Tuesday. No im- portant temperature change. Low tonight 28, high Tuesday 42. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours, ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 35; minimum, 23; noon, 35; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 38; minimum, 25; noon, 32; precipitation, none- sun selves, the conviction here being sets tonight at sun rises to- that it would be established with morrow at t be tires for formation of an all-Ger- man government. American diplo- mats believes that in such an election the German Communists would lose out completely. 2. Organization of an all-German government by the Germans them- freedoms and democratic safe- guards. 3. Negotiation of a peace treaty to leave the new Germany free to follow any course it chooses. U. S. officials said they are con- vinced Germany would choose close association with the West. AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max, temp. 33 at p.m. Sun- day, min. 25 at a.m. today. Noon layers of clouds at and feet, visibility 10 miles, wind calm, barometer 30.04, falling slowly, humidity 78 per cent!   

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