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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Light Snow or Drizzle by Friday Morning Buy A Winter Carnival Snowman NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 45 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1954 TWENTY-TWO PAGES ocial Security U.S. in Propo eorganization sal Submitted A Fire Which Broke out shortly after midnight at the Wilderot- ter Dept. Store, Newark, N. J., turned into a four-alarm blaze. First estimate by the company placed damage at 2 million dollars. (UP Telephoto) By C. YATES McDANIEL WASHINGTON Army was told today it needs two new major commands and a thorough overhaul of its supply and training system to meet the long pull tests of peace, half-war or another world conflict. A committee composed of four businessmen and one general also called for strengthening the authority of the secretary of the Army and protecting it against absorption by the secretary of defense and his staff. Reporting to Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens, the com- mittee aimed its strongest criti- cisms and its major recommen- dations at the Army's supply sys- tem and technical services. It characterized their direction as sometimes "confusing" and their authority ss often "diluted" to such point that these services would be j inadequate in the event of another Allied and Red Officers MINNEAPOLIS W Twc Uni-japolis during a hearing on Atty. versity of Minnesota graduate Gen. BrownelTs petition asking that the Labor Youth full-scale mobilization. New Post Urged The report specifically called for creation of a third assistant sec- retary of the Army, for financial management, a second vice chief of staff, for supply, and establish- ment of a continental Army com- mand and a supply command. The committee also sought to re- Labor Youth League (LYL) be designated as a Corn- students and part-time teaching as- sistants, named among 22 Minne sotans as having been members jmunist front organization. of the Communist party from 1949 j Mrs. Roehrich, a former Minne- to 1951, Wednesday night flatly jspta coed told the subversive ac- 'tivities control board at a hearing in Washington that she knew Chametzky and Bluestein, and 20 other Minnesptans as Communists. This was while she herself was a Communist and LYL member here. She said she quit both or- ganizations in 1951. Mrs. Roehrich described Cham- etzky as working in the American studies department and as editor of an unofficial student magazine PANMUNJOM AUied and Communist liaison officers met to- day in an effort to get the stalled preliminary Korean peace talks going again, but they agreed only to try again tomorrow. U. S. State Department ofticia! Kenneth Young said the meetings denied the charge as "fantastic." The two, Jules Chametzky and Eugene Bluestein, were named by Mrs. Barbara Roehrich, 23, Minne- store and clarify some of the Army secretary's authority under the unified Defense Department. The report said the Army secretary should: the talks to set up a peace con- 1. Take an active part in formu- ference resume Saturday and flat might so." The continue "for a week or Communists proposed that lation by the secretary of defense iy refused to discuss conditions for of policies guiding the Army. fcuiuuig UIC .fumv. ironnenino 2. Regularly attend meetings of j the National Security Council, the top executive group on national policy, as an observer. 3. Not have his authority "di- Reds e, Hiemiccmnc discussions. also turned down In A Clear Child's Voice, Helen Barger, 8, got on the witness stand at Cleveland, Ohio, and recited punishment after punish- ment she said she and her dead sister, Celia, 6, underwent at the hands of her aunt and uncle, Mary and Matthew Barger. Whippings ice water dunkings burnings kneeling on rocks. The Bargers are facing a manslaughter trial for the death of Celia. Helen smiles constantly at the judges as she testifies. The judges couldn't help but smile back. (UP Telephoto) Urges Increase In Benefits All Along Line Income Up to .Would Be Subject to Tax The not been WASHINGTON a President disclosed, but it is expected to Eisenhower today proposed bring- take a substantial cut as part of I ing 10 million more Americans un- First of 50 Ships Goes in Mothballs WASHINGTON tfl The Navy says it is laying up the cruiser Quincy as the first of 50 ships to be put into mothballs. Almost simultaneously with this announcement Wednesday, Secre- jtary of the Navy Robert B. Ander- 1 son said Russia is outbuilding the United States and other North At- lantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nations in cruisers, destroyers and other high seas warships. the new look program in military expenditures, featuring more reli- ance on airpower and economies in other directions. The Navy said the Quincy, "the least modern of the der social security, increasing be- nefits all along the line, and rais- ing to the amount of income subeject to social security taxes. In a special message to Con- Berlin Talks Stall On Site Deadlock BERLIN W) The Big Four for- powers involved .37 hours of wran- eign ministers' conference bumped gling and were a "waste of 11 days due to into a deadlock today before the parley was itart. Unable to agree on sites in Berlin for the parley, Allied and The State Department spokes- man in Washington charged the Russians with employing "hag- gling and dilatory tactics on pro- Nayy's active _will be_ in_- j gress, the President said the av- erage benefit payment to retired workers is now S50 a month, with activated soon and that other ships will be laid up during the next 18 months. No others were named. The U. S. fleet now numbers a minimum of and a maximum, about 409 combat ships. jof National security will not be_im-, For security to its paired by the laying up of the U. S. ships, two members of the House Armed Services Wednesday, Committee said suggestion that the liaison meetings be secret. U. S. envoy Arthur H, Dean Russian representatives asked cedural points'! but expressed a home governments what to i hope this would "not stand in the luted by the intervention" of as- sistant defense secretaries or "di-1Droke ofl the Preliminary talks minished by contradictory" au- thority running from the Defense Department to the Army secre- of literary criticism, The Faulkner I tary's inferiors. Studies, She said Bluestein went The report advocated defining i to Minnesota with Chametzky and the Army chief of staff's role as now is a teaching assistant in the "operating manager" for the English department. Army, "fully accountable to the Chametzky flatly denied that he, Army secretary." Dec. 12 when the Communists ac- cused the United States of con- niving with South Korea in the re- lease of anti-Communist Ko- rean War prisoners. Dean said he would return to do. A State Department spokesman in Washington said the United States did not believe the deadlock would postpone the conference be- yond the Jan. 25 target opening date, but there was speculation in political circles here that the Russians were preparing to torpe- do the meeting. Despite the glum outlook, there wa'y of this very important confer- ence that can mean so much to the peace of the world." The Moscow radio already has been taking pot shots at the West in connection with the conference and the Moscow press has been serving notice that the Soviet Un- ion will not 3'ield in its views on the conference table only after the! was no indication of any change Communists withdrew their charge! in plans of U.S. Secretary of State of perfidy. I Dulles to arrive here Jan. 22 for Communist newsmen said the' pre-conference talks with British The proposed new vice chief j U. N. Command sought today to Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and ex- for supply, a five-star general, I have the accusation stricken from j and French Foreign Minister i would take over considerable de-1 the record as a prerequisite to re-1 Georges Bidault. Reports from the Job for S-Star General was a member of the Communist i party in 1951. Bluestein said the I charge was "fantastic itremely erroneous." i The university issued the follow- tail in one big field, ing statement through. J. W. Buch-j The commander of the proposed jta, associate dean of the college (of science, literature and the arts: "Both Mr. Chametzky and Mr. Bluestein are graduate students. iBoth are part-time- assistants, not regular members of the university i faculty. "We have never heard of any so- supply command would answer to the chief of staff for all seven technical ord- nance, engineers, quartermaster, transportation, signal, and chemi- cal which now employ nearly one third of the Army's military and civilian personnel. Mrs. Barbara L. Roehrich of Minneapolis poses after she tes- tified before the Subversive Ac- tivities Control Board in Wash- ington Wednesday. She identi- fied herself as a former Uni- versity of Minnesota student, also a former member of the Communist Party and the La- bor Youth League. (AP Wire- photo) Wet Weather Much of called Labor Youth League, or its activities at the university. The i university does not have access to governmental investigative infor- mation, but will make every effort to find the facts and will interro- gate both students." r By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wet and cloudy weather pre- vailed in most sections of the na- tion today. But clear skies and heavy snow on the ground sent temperatures below zero in wide areas in New England and northern New York. It was IS below in Lebanon, N.H. early today. Considerable cloudiness helped to moderate temperatures over the cer.tral part of the country after several days of zero and below zero readings in the Midwest. The sub-zero belt extended north of Boston with a low of at Port- land, .Maine, and readings near that mark in other New England cities, ft was -12 at Albany, N.Y., and -5 at Syracuse. Light rain continued in eastern Texas and freezing rain or drizzle Eight Year Old Gottfried Eder of Innsbruck, Austria, sits up in his hospital bed after a close brush with death. A hemophilia sufferer, Gottfried was bleeding to death following a tooth extraction. A coagulat- ing serum, rushed miles by Navy planes from the Michi- gan State laboratory at Lans- ing. Mich., arrived in time and the boy is "much better" ac- cording to his physician. The proposed continental Army commander would supervise the present six armies and the military district of Washington, and be re- sponsible for all combat training at all levels, now the responsibility of 15 agencies. His headquarters, the committee recommended, should be away from Washington, The committee said civilian su- bordinates of the secretary should i "help the military machine to j work, not take it over." The report rejected the recur- ring proposal that a civilian, department of government should take over the civil functions of the Army Engineers. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy with some light snow or drizzle by Friday morning. Friday cloudy with occasional snow or rai-i. Colder late tonight and Fri- day. Low tonight 22, high Friday 30. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for lie 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 26; minimum, 17; noon, 25; precipitation, V-t irch of snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 27 at.noon, low 18 at p.m. Wednesday. Noon readings a scattered layer of clouds at feet, visibility more than 15 miles, wind from the west at 10 miles an hour, barometer 29.88 and rising and humidity 71 per cent. suming the preliminary talks. The Red liaison officers reportedly re- fused to discuss it. Young talked with newsmen aft- East indicated Soviet Foreign Min- ister V. M. Molotov still is expect- ed Jan. 23. A .senior Allied official here said the past week's four meetings of Berlin commandants of the four Car Skids on Highway, Two Youths Killed MONTGOMERY, Minn, An automobile containing seven New Prague and Montgomery young people skidded icy curve and into a tree near here late Wednes- day, bringing death to two and purpose of helping to combat des- titution, these benefits are too low." Eisenhower said. Both the maximum and mini- mum should be increased, he said, but proposed no figures, A for- mula on that will be presented lat- er by Secretary of Welfare Hobby, he told the legislators. Would Tax More Boosting to the amount of income subject to social security taxes, as Eisenhower proposed, would mean an immediate a year tax increase for workers earning that much or more. Employers' payrolls would also be increased that amount for each worker in the a year bracket or above. At present, the first of income is taxed. The rate this year the issues which will confront the mjury to the others, foreign ministers. went been up to 2 per cent. It had V: per cent on worker and Western officials and commenta- Dead were Jerome Ginter, employer. 19, I The President set forth a six- tors been Just as skeptical of of New prague. Flicek died at the scene of a broken neck and a driver and George Flicek, 19, both j point program for "improvement" the Russian intentions _ _ The four powers are due to dis-1 fracturecj Ginter, pinned in cuss the future of Germany and about 2n hour, died Austria, but the Soviet Union is j tod in a New Prague expected to bring up otter propos- j als. such a.s a five-power "peace j conference" with Red China at- i tending. An American spokesman gave Hospitalized were Rosemary j Mader, 16, Donna Cavanaugh, 15, jand Rosemary Hanzel, 16, all of this version of the backing and Rita Mach, 17, Montgomery and ero commandants with Soviet rep-1 were treated for injuries and re resentative Sergei Dengin: The Americans, British and French first proposed that the con- ference be held in the presently leased. The accident p.m. on a occurred about countv road six miles southwest of Montgomery. unused Allied Control Authority! The deaths raised Minnesota's Building in the American sector 1954 traffic toll to 25. There were of Berlin. 27 deaths at this time last year. Aided By His Faithful sheep dog, Nicholas Cochis, 8P-year-old Canton, Mass., farmer, braves the drifts and howling winds to re- trieve a tiny larnb, wandered away from the flock on his Blue Hills farm. Still reeling after one of the worst blizzards in recent years, New England faced new winter hazards from blustery winds and below zero temperatures. of the social security system: 1. Expansion of insurance pro- tection to about ten million more people not presently cluding self employed farmers: Many more farm workers and do- mestic workers; doctors, dentists, lawyers, architects, accountants, and other self employed profes- sional people; members of state and local retirement systems and clergymen on a voluntary basis; and several smaller groups. 2. Liberalization of the present "retirement test" to permit retir- (Continued on Page 10, Column 5.) IKE Sentiment Growing For Dell, Mayo as Senate Candidates ST. PAUL Wl of two possibilities for the Republican nomination for U.S. senator are coming to the fore. George Etzcll, Republican na- tional committeeman, reports there is growing sentiment for Chief Justice Roger Deil and Dr. Charles Mayo of Rochester, especially out- side the Twin Cities. Dell, who must face the voters this fall if he wishes to stay in his present post, has thus far given no indication of his intentions. Dr. Mayo has said he does not i photographed along with the Wjsh to run but has not entirely 'raids' are to be conducted Examination of the [dosed the door. Practice Bombing Planned in State KELLIHER, Minn. W) Any night now, the roar of exploding bombs will be heard over north- would burst in the air not under water. Frank Blair, director of the Minnesota Game and Fish Divi- western Minnesota bombs from Deen assured Air Force planes on practice mis- j the bombs would not injure fish sions from New Mexico and South Dakota bases. Ten over Upper Red Lake, a 25-mile' I in the big lake. j As the bombs burst, they will Ibe long oval, about 60 miles from the Canadian border in sparsely-set- tled country. The bombing will be from B36 planes from Kirtland Air Force Base at Albuquerque and Ells- worth Air Force Base at Rapid City, S. D. An earlier announce- ment indicated the missions would be carried out between Jan. 10 and Feb. 28, and that high ex- plosive bombs would be used. It was said the bomb flashes might be seen for as far as 70 miles. An Air Proving Ground announce- ment said the bombs would be aimed at a floating target, but hit areas northeastward into Ar- crashed in an open" area 100 feet kansas, Missouri and over most of Illinois and Indiana. Light snow fell from Minnesota 16 Aboard Killed photographs later will reveal others who have been mentioned whether the target would possible Republican senatorial been hit if the bomb had continued j candidates include Gov. Anderson, downward. iAtty. Gen. Burnquist and J. O. The planes are to make non-stop Christiansen, superintendent of the trips to the target and back. (school of agriculture. By WEBB McKINLEY ROME four-engined Philip- pines Airline plane caught fire and eastward into Michigan. Temperatures were around from a big apartment building in a thickly populated area of Rome today. Sixteen persons were re- I ported aboard and 66 Sieved killed. ever seen is ;n arm. The plane is i she is expecting a child. The doomed plane plunged al- most straight down, striking with An airline official said the plane mediately releaise the tremendous impact and digging fragmentized." carried seven passengers and a crew of nine. The airline said Ira Bloom of Caro, Mich., chief pilot The airline said it could not im- me( I list. The plane, a DC6, was in trouble coming into Rome's Ciampino Air- of Philippine Airlines was the port from Beirut, Lebanon, its last all were be-1 pilot and the co-pilot was William I stop. The pilot tried desperately I Rose of Alton, 111. to make a forced landing in a early _ today in Brownsville a n d I A reporter at the scene said the Friends of Rose said he and his j field, but the plane exploded about Miami. I "biggest piece of human body I've 1 wife were Rome residents and that 50 feet above the ground. a 40-foot pit in the rainswept field. Firemen who rushed to the scene found only bits of wreckage .and bodies. Only five days ago Italy had another major plane tragedy when Elba, killing 35 persons. Witnesses told airline officials they saw the left wing of the plane afire while it was in the air. They said it then plunged with terrific speed. Airline officials speculated that the pilot of the blazing plane chose to plunge into the open field a British Overseas Airways Comet rather than crash into nearby jetliner plunged into the sea near I apartment buildings. David "North" Is The center of a controversy between Eastern Illinois State College, Charleston, 111., and state authorities. The six-month-old boy is used by the college to give women students "practical experience" in homemaking. The child has a total of 12 substitute "mothers" a year. State authorities charge this will warp his personality. Dr. Ruth Schmalhausen, director of the home management house and supervisor of the baby's care, de- nies the charge. The boy was placed at the college by his mother, who is unable to care for him. (UP Telephoto)   

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