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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Not So Cold Tonight, Warmer Wednesday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad N1NETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 43 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY T2, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGIS rice Doo When Warren Davison's modified stock car blew a rear tire during a race in Jacksonville, Fla., it bucked like a horse, jumped high into the air and ended up a total loss. Davison, of Jesup, Ga., came out of the accident without a scratch, P Wirephoto) McCarthy Planning Two Investigations By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON McCarthy (R-Wis) said today his Sen- ate investigations subcommittee may divide forces and run separ- ate, simultaneous searches for Communist and non-Communist skull- which was to work out the duggery. place and composition of a peace j He said he plans to start tomorrow secret hearings launching an conference, was broken off Dec. 12 j investigation of alleged graft and corruption in government spend-! when U. S. special envoy Arthur i ing in Alaska. He has declined j Dean walked out after Red nego- (Jl Command, Reds to Discuss Renewing Talks Will Meet With Communists On Thursday SEOUL U.N. Command today agreed to meet with Com- munist liaison officers Thursday to discuss resumption of negotia- tions to arrange a Korean peace conference. U. S. State Department repre- sentative Kenneth Young stipulat- :d in a note to the Communist high command that he was sending his iaison secretary to Panmunjom 'for the purpose of discussing con- litions for resuming conversations s well as the date for their re- umption." The Communists proposeti late yesterday that liaison officers meet at Panmunj'om tomorrow to discuss resumption of preliminary political talks to set up an over- all Korean peace conference. Young sent the Red request to Washington and the decision was made by the State Department there. To Set Time, Place The preliminary conference, This Is Tobey Gerard, Uni- versity of Miami journalism student, who was named Na- tional College Queen in what the sponsors say is the first an- nual contest of its kind, at Miami Beach, Fla. Toby is 21 years old, a senior at the col- lege, and not hard to look at. She lives in Miami Beach. (AP Wirephoto) TODAY McCarthy, Ike Battle Shaping Up By STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON is a reason- ably good bet that the roughest and toughest row in what prom- ises to be a rough, tough session j had hearings in Buffalo State Fair Made ,552 Profit, Report Reveals ST. PAUL Minnesota State Fair made a profit of in 1953, Secretary Douglas K. Baldwin revealed in his annual report to the State Agricultural Society meeting here today. Baldwin, announced that despite adverse weather conditions, at- tendance totaled an in- crease of over 1952. Record- ber of the all-Republican subcom- i held past then but only that the breaking heat of the first five days mittee may sit as a one-man sub-1 specific proposal was not accept- j and rain on .3ve days kept attend- to give details or to name wit- nesses in advance. But he did say the inquiry has "no overtones at this point of Communist activity." Still planned, but with no date set, he said, are further hearings in his search for evidence of Com- munist infiltration of industrial plants in New York state which hold government defense contracts. He said he or some other mem- tiators had accused the United States of "perfidy." Earlier, India offered the Ko- rean repatriation commission a secret plan for solving the tense war prisoner problem after the group turned down a Swedish pro- posal to free all POWs as civilians Jan. 23. Rejection of the Swedish plan does not mean the POWs will be East's Worst Storm in Years Leaves 60 Dead 10 Inches of Snow Clog New York And Philadelphia By EUGENE LEVIN NEW YORK -The North- east's worst storm in1 five years was in its final stages today, leav- !ing in its wake at least 60 dead. The Weather Bureau here said the storm was moving in a north- easterly direction along the New England coast and out to sea. However, the bureau warned that a wave of freezing air was waiting to move in on the area from the Northwest and Canada and soon as the snowstorm is gone. Sleet extended as far south as North Carolina Monday. There was snow in Georgia. North ot Washington, D. the sleet coated heavy snowdrifts with a treachstrous icy surface, crip- pled traffic and brought accidents on roads, streets and sidewalks. Adding to the death toll were sled- ding and heart attacks as many persons bucked the snow and j sleet afoot or tried to shovel it. j Today, this was the state-by-1 state death toll: Washington, D. area, 7; Maryland, 2; Pennsylvania, 16; New Jersey, 15; New York, 5; Con- necticut, 7; Rhode Island, 2; Mas- sachusetts, 6. Snow flurries still drifted down on parts of the area early today, but the Weather Bureau said it would end in the New York City area in the forenoon and some- what later toward Boston as the storm moved out to sea. Up to a foot of snow piled up Workmen Shovel a 4-inch blanket of snow from the steps of the U. S. Capitol as the city dug out from its second heavy snow of the winter. In addition to Washington, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey communities had heavy snowfalls. (AP Wirephoto) Steamroller Charge Raised Over Plans For T-H Changes By ROWLAND EVANS JR. WASHINGTON plans to speed consideration President Eisenhower's proposals for revising the Taft-Hartley labor law today drew Democratic cries of "dictatorial and steamroller The Republican majority of the Senate Labor Committee, headed me Balky Democrats Threaten to Rewrite Program Leaders Doubt Congress Will Give Up 90% of Parity WASHINGTON Wl-Sharp dissat- isfaction with some aspects of President Eisenhower's farm pro- gram was voiced today at the first 1954 conference of all Republican senators. The conference was behind clos- ed doors. Chairman Millikin (R- Colo) declined to discuss the farm debate m detail except to say that some GOP senators "did not feel happy about the general farm situa- tion." However, it was learned that Re- publican Sens. Young Mc- Carthy Thye (Minn) and Jenner (Ind) told their colleagues of serious doubts about the flex- ible price support plan offered by Eisenhower in his farm message Monday. Musi- Face Facts Young reportedly told the con- ference that the party must face what he called the facts of politi- cal life that the farmers gener- ally, the big farm and a majority in Congress want- id continuation of high level man- datory supports. McCarthy, who first brought up ie farm question at the con- ierence, reportedly assailed the He.xible price support plan in the President's message as a "tremen- dous blunder." However, one senator, Watkins who comes from Secretary of Agriculture Benson's home state, was said to have defended seven years New York recorded alby Chairman H. Alexander Smith of New Jersey, moved to dispense 9.6-inch blanket as of midnight. hearings and to bring the Ei------------------------------------------- the most since a 15-inch fallin (senhower program to an early vote committee at Albany, Schenectady, Syracuse or Buffalo, N. Y., and perh'aps ia all four cities to com- plete tnat phase of inquiry. He mentioned a possibility of moving these hearings to Washington. He of Congress will not directly con- cern any item in the President's program. It is likely to be, instead, the second round in the battle be- tween the Eisenhower administra- tion and Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. It is almost universally believed on Capitol Hill that sooner or later McCarthy will renew the attack he started with the 'famous "perfumed notes" speech. McCarthy is, aft- er all, a'political carnivore he lives by attacking. He cannot sub- sist indefinitely on the corpse of the Truman administration. What is more, it is not secret that the Republican extremists are bitter about President Eisenhower's refusal to go back to McKinley, or even to Hoover. After the Presi- dent's state of the union message, there was much muttering in the cloak rooms about "the damn new dealer in the White House." By no means dp all the mutterers love and admire McCarthy, But McCar- thy is nevertheless their natural leader and rallying point, and to hold this position he must maintain the offensive. No Frontal Attack It is very generally believed on Capitol Hill that the McCarthy at- tack will again be oblique, rather ____........._______ than frontal an attack on Eis- for contempt of Congress? able, India voted against it with the Communist Czech and Polish dele- gates against the Swedes and the Swiss. After hearing the new Indian proposal, the commission ad- journed until Thursday. The commission did not reveal any details of the Indian plan, but it appeared possible it might be similar to one revealed Mon- day by a top source. Badger Supreme Court Takes on Reapporfioning MADISON (m Reapportionment brief, the question of exactly whom the elected representatives iie right of witnesses to refuse I of the people due for to answer questions on constitu-1 another high court hearing next late last year and recessed with an announcement he would return- to reopen them. He released a staff summary which, he said, showed a spurt in activity by the subcommittee in 1953 as compared with 1952. He listed 70 public hearings held in 1953 at which 208 witness-es testi- fied, compared with a 1952 total) of 20 public hearings at which 39 witnesses were heard. The summary said there also were 123 closed-door hearings at which 320 witnesses testified in 1953, as against 6 closed hearings in 1952 at which 9 witnesses were heard. The Government Operations Com- mittee, parent of the subcommittee and also headed by McCarthy, moved yesterday to seek a legal opinion on his attempts to curb ance from approaching the all-time plunged, hitting 27 record of set in 1950, according to Baldwin. The agricultural society treasur- er, R. C. Sorenson, Minneapolis, raported that total operating ex- pense of the 1953 fair was 017. The meeting will close Wednes- day with election of a successor to President R. S. Thornton, who is retiring; a vice president from the 5th congressional district; and members of the board of managers from the 1st, 3rd and 6th con- gressional districts. The agricultural society meeting followed that of the Minnesota i mated 85 men escaped death when Federation of County Fairs here [the second floor of the Masonic below zero in one spot in Maine. 85 Men Escape Death as Eowa FSoor Collapses OTTUMWA, Iowa esti- Monday. hall at the nearby hamlet of Abing- Harold Pederson, secretary, told I don collapsed Monday night convention that the j The men and furnishings, includ- positions did a business i coal stove, slid more than 20 feet to in 1953. That was an increase of I the ground floor in a scene of fan- about 8 per cent over 1952. Itastic disorder. in the committee. Smith, who introduced legislation to carry out the 14-point program right after it reached Capitol Hill yesterday, said lengthy hearings last year fully covered the issues involved. But committee Democrats, led by Sen. Murray of Montana, charged Republican speed-up strategy amounted to "dictatorial and steamroller tactics." Would Call Mitchell Murray, senior Democrat on the committee, said in an interview that Secretary of Labor Mitchell should be called to explain the recommendations. If the Republic- State Politics Not Discussed With Ike, Mayo Says the administration program. Most of Program OK Earlier Sen. Knowland (R- WASHINGTON Dr. Charles Mayo of Rochester, Minn., said today no Minnesota politics was discussed Monday night at a White House dinner given by Pres- ident Eisenhower. ans refuse to do this, Murray con-, Mayo was one of 15 tended, it would mean "they Oj tjjg stag the President has tional grounds. month. The committee asked the Justice The state Supreme Court Mon- j Department for opinions on: j day agreed to take original juris- 1. May a witness who denies i diction and hear arguments Feb. any spy activities then invoke pro- .ection of the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer other ques- 5 on a new challenge in the old controversy that has occupied courts and legislators of the state ions about spy activities or nearly a decade, munism without risking punishment j Fred M Smith, city attorney of 100 Dead or Missing In Austrian Avalanche VIENNA, Austria More than of the victims of tile Vorarlberg Hurray also demanded that top I been inviting pro- ---gement and labor officials men in to discuss the proposals in j various fields. session, Mayo said in Smith reportedly might be willing J an interview that only to ask Mitchell to brief the! when he accept- committee informally behind closed I ed a telegraphic doors, I invitation to at- On the other side of the tend that he had Rep. McConnell chairman no thought of dis- of the House Labor Committee, cussing the possi- called the Eisenhower recommend- j b i 1 i t y that he Dr. Mayo 100 persons are dead or missing in a major avalanche disaster in the Vorarlberg region of Austria, police at Bregenz reported today. De Pere, will present the case The toll was announced as other disaster were missing in the vil- lage of Blon.s. The avalanches blocked the small Lutzbach river many of the missing may have drowned. enhower through Secretary of State 2. ls McCarthy correct in con-! tag the court to deSde i vas snowsM cenSa The'Xr Tpersons S" as John Foster Dulles. For this pur- fpnrtmu that refuel 5, Olnef ?u iistea as tending th24 t0 testify on 1 1953 amendment to the Rosenberry Europe's mountainland claimed at) dead or pose, the China trade issue is tail- any grounds other than the Fifth law of 1952 is con- least 23 dead and 44 missing. tered A the necessary anti Communist overtones, but it is also in the for- eign policy field, thus giving Mc- Carthy a chance to adopt a states- manlike pose. It is essentially a phony issue, but the reasons why this is so are complicated and difficult to explain. It also has some real factual basis, plus a sim- ple emotional appeal which Mc- Carthy can exploit to the top of his bent. McCarthy is therefore expected (Continued on Page 10, Column 3) ALSOPS 3 Ohioans Die In Plane Crash KNIGKTSTOWN, Ind. men from Columbus, Ohio, were killed early today when their four- place plane crashed on a farm 1V4 miles northeast of Knightstown. They were: Walter M. Clark, 35, Joseph W. Dobbins, 37, and John Edward. Oyer, 47. Dobbins was identified as a sports announcer for radio station WCOL in Columbus. He broadcast the Ohio State University-Illinois basketball game from Champaign, 111., Monday night. Oyer was iden- tified as a real estate operator. State police said Clark appar- ently was the pilot. The cause of the crash was not known. Amendment contemptuous? istiturional. fror prov- Police said that more than SOljnce, police said, The reports in- Taking On The Appearance of ships closed in by ice floes in the Antarctic where these fishing boats tied up at "T" Wharf in Boston during the season's worst snowstorm that hit Boston and the eastern seaboard Monday. The mercury in that area tumbled to 10 above. (UP Telephoto) dicated that the sudden avalanches may add up to the nation's worst snow disaster. Only three years ago mora than 124 people were buried alive in a similar catas- trophe. The snowslides severed commu- nications and isolated hundreds of villages. Rising temperatures were melt- ing the snow, bringing threats of more avalanches. The slides dealt death and de- struction through picture postcard villages in the Austrian Tyrol, the Bavarian Alps, northern Italy and Switzerland. Thousands of foreign tourists and winter sports fans were isolated. The snowslides are the result of the most severe blizzards in sever- al years. Rescue squads toiled by lantern light through the night to dig out people buried by huge masses of melting snow which carried tree trunks and boulders. Grim rumbles from the mountain sides indicated more slides. In many areas snow piled as high as 13 feet. Up to four feet of new snow fell on mountain tops in Bavaria during the night. As new storms piled up fresh drifts in many areas of northern Italy, rescuers after a week's battle through blocked mountain passes reached five villages iso- lated near Udine. The hamlets were nearly out of food. ations a "moderate approach" to I might become a Republican candi- the problem, but he did not against Sen. Humphrey (D- up for re-election this year. And, he added in response to questions, no such discussion took place. Mayo said the dinner was an informal affair "just as you might have in your and he added: "Many different subjects were discussed. It was educational to me." The Minnesota physician was an alternate delegate to the United Nations last year. In recent months there has been recurrent talk that he might run against Humphrey. Asked about these reports, Mayo mediately introduce legislation to carry them out- Major Point Murray and other Senate Demo- crats said the Eisenhower labor proposals contained "some good and some bad." Sen. Lehman (D- a committee member, said the controversial law needs "far more revision" than suggested by the- President. A major point in the Eisenhower program was a recommendation that Congress require a .govern- ment sponsored election among workers to determine whether they approve of a strike. Austin T. Rose, 58, Madison, was named director of the Wisconsin State Employment Service Monday. He was ap- pointed by the Industrial Com- mission to the a year post. (UP Telephoto) said: "As far as I am concerned, I have said nothing but 'no' to such talk. This talk was not initiated by roe. Personally (the answer) is no." Asked whether he might under some circumstances reverse his present feeling about becoming a candidate against Humphrey Mayo said: "I do not like anyone with a closed mind." But Mayo added that entering politics "is too far afield for rny training in life." Mayo said he and Mrs. Mayo, who flew here with him, expect to leave this afternoon by air for Rochester, Gen. Clark Sees No Renewal of Hostilities HOLLYWOOD (Jl Gen. Mark Clark, here to serve as official host for a movie premiere, said he doesn't think hostilities will be re- sumed in Korea. Calif) had predicted that Congress members will compromise their differences and enact a farm pro- gram containing most of the ma- jor Eisenhower recommendations. However, balMng Democrats needed only a few Republican votes and some of them seemed continue the rigid, high-level price props for major field crops which Eisenhower pro- posed be abandoned. The forthcoming farm battle ap- parently will revolve largely around this point, since Eisenhow- er's other principal recommenda- "insultation" of existing crop .surpluses from the regular markets gained rather wide- spread backing. Mindful of November's elections to determine control of Congress, some Democrats made it clear they believe they bave an issue on -which they can blact the Re- publicans in the nation's farm, areas. Humphrey Plan Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn) who is up for re-election, .said in a state- ment Eisenhower had "broken faith" with the farmers by a pro- gram likely to prove little more than "an expensive dud." "It is now apparent that Con- gress will have to take into its own hands the formulation of an j improved farm Hum- iphrey declared. "All the' President is now proposing is the same old disastrous sliding-scale idea of 1948-49 which farmers have over- whelmingly disavowed." That was a reference to the fact that Congress once put a flexible support system on the books, but has delayed permitting it to go into effect. Instead, it has maintained the war-born program of rigid price supports for basic crops. Among the Republicans, Sen. Mundt of South Dakota, a Senate Agriculture Committee member, said he was dissatisfied with the flexible price support provisions urged by the President. He said: "I do not believe the flexible price support provisions suggested in the President's message are a workable device for maintaining the present price levels of 90 per cent for basic products." Rep. Rayburn (D the House minority leader, said blunt- ly, "I do not think Congress will give up the 90 per cent of parity for basic farm products." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and cloudiness, not quite so cold to- night. Wednesday mostly cloudy and warmer. Light snow beginning late Wednesday. Low tonight near zero, high Wednesday afternoon 16. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 8; minimum, noon, precipitation, none; sua sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Max. temp. 5 above at p.m. The enemy, he observed yester- Monday, low 12 below at 7-30 day at a press conference, is now j a.m. today. Noon temp. 1 below. sufficiently impressed by Ameri- Skies clear, visibility 15 miles plus can force of arms and convinced with the wind from the west at 8 that this country is not bluffing j miles per hour. Barometer 30.60 about its foreign policy. I rising, humidity 54 per cent.   

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