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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Windy, Much Colder Tonight And Saturday Buy A -Winter Carnival Snowman NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 46 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA.. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 15, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES Another Milestone Twenty-one thousand and one. The bell on The Republican-Herald circulation department's cash register jangled loudly. It was late Thursday afternoon. The amount was and it paid for a two-month subscription for Ingvald Torgerson, Peterson, Minn. This was an 'event in the circulation department's history. It marked the first time that The Republican-Herald's paid circulation had passed the mark. This is a new high in local newspaper before have more than individuals purchased The Republican-Herald as regular subscribers. Torgerson's subscription arrived by mail and was rung up on the cash register as a routine matter in the processing procedure. Circulation figures had been watched carefully for the past week. When' the Torgerson subscription was entered in the Audit Bureau of Circulation's book of the day, however, it was realized that this was the event." Monday the final paid total was Tuesday and Wednesday A telephone call to Rushford revealed that Torgerson, a feed salesman, lives on a farm eight miles south of Rushford, near Bratsberg, a mile off Highway 43, but gets his mail on a Peterson rural route. He could not be reached by telephone. The operator reported that everyone in the family worked. Mrs. Torgerson teaches school at Yucatan and their daughter, Janet, teaches in the high school at Spring Grove. "Oh, we have been subscribers to The Republican-Herald as long as I can Janet said. "Bad just forgot to mail in the money until the paper stopped." All mail subscriptions to The Republican-Herald are stopped on the day of expiration. Miss Torgerson did not disclose how long she meant when she said "as long as I can remember." The Torgerson family is typical of The Republican-Herald's increasing family of industrious, hard-work- ing Americans. Senate Asked To Compromise On Amendment Cause of Plane Crash That Killed 16 Stil! Mystery ROME Investigators from three nations found no explanation today for the crash of a Philip- pine Airline DC6 in which all 16 persons aboard were killed. The dead included four Americans. The plane, trailing smoke from one engine, crashed into a vacant lot in a crowded Rome tenement district during a driving rain Thursday. One of the American victims was identified as Gabriel J. Ba- tavia, Silver Springs, Md., attor- Montana Shivers As Blizzard Hits HELENA, Mont. UP) Blizzard conditions gripped Montana early today and the first severe winter storm of the season pushed into Wyoming and spilled over the Con- tinental Divide on the heels of 40- mile winds. The cold wave, spawned in Can- Senate Would Affirm Attitude On Treaties WASHINGTON resolution circulated among most ser.ators may become the rallying point cf the Eisenhower administration's _ attack on the proposed Ericker i ney. Survivors include his wife, amendment to limit the govern- j Marilyn, and three small children, ment's treaty powers. The other American dead were The suggested resolution Pilot- CaP.t; Ira Broome of sent around to all but about 10 Warren, Ark.; the co-pilot, WolUam of the 96 senators last Saturday by Sen. Kefauver Unlike the proposal by Sen, Bricker (R-Ohio) and an admin- istration-backed substitute by Sen- ate Republican Leader Knowland of California, 'the resolution would not amend the Constitution. It would simply put the Senate on record as affirming certain atti- tudes toward treaties and their domestic effect. It would also re- quire a recorded roll call vote when the Senate ratifies treaties. Bricker argues that an amend- ment to the Constitution is needed to insure that basic American lib- erties shall not be taken away by treaties which, he says, might supersede domestic law and the Constitution itself. Lawyers dis- agree as to whether this is a real danger. President Eisenhower has said Bricker's proposal would hamper his conduct of foreign affairs, while agreeing that no treaty TODAY Rose, of Alton, III., and Rome, and Royal R. Jordan of Boston and Rome, the airline's European di- rector. Congress Invited To Vote Itself Wage Increase WASHINGTON and House members were invited today to vote themselves a a year pay increase. This would boost their salary to a year. A special commission set up to study salary problems also recom- mended a a year increase for Supreme Court justices, com- parable raises for other federal ada, was expected to cover all or should contravene domestic law. judges and higher expense allow- parts of six northern states by j There has been no rf-lances for the vice president and ressure ounts r Soviet Trade Saturday. sponse to Kefauver's resolution j speaker of the House. The Helena Weather Bureau is-1 idea from his colleagues. But ad- sued a special advisory that Mon- j ministration forces are watching tana temperatures would dive to- i carefully for signs that it might day and tonight, reaching 30 be-1 break a deadlock on the highly low in the north and 10 below in j emotional issue. the south. Compromise efforts are still go- Up to 12 inches of snow had ing on. Bricker had a date today .lien in the Flathead Vailev in i with Atty. Gen. Brownell and Sen. fallen in the Flathead Valley in northwestern Montana. The forward edge of the storm numbed Sheridan, Wyo., and other points near the Montana border, and edged into Idaho and North and South Dakota. It was expected to hit Colorado tonight or early Saturday, Blizzard schools in northwestern Montana. One commercial airline bypassed Helena Thursday because of Um- itPd visibility. Buses from the west running nearly three hours j made to w agreement. turope May Be Dropped By JOSEPH ALSOP AVON, Conn. The real ques- tion about the Eisenhower Admin- istration's foreign policy is both very simple and enormously big. Are our leaders getting ready, consciously or unconsciously, to abandon the grand alliance that is j the main protection of the free world? There was at least a hint of this tendency in Secretary of State John Foster Dulles's address, with its Robert Taft-like emphasis on i( American strategic air power The i tne country and on the question is raised vsrv forcibly in-! rise over most of the eastern third deed by the practical situation in I fte country. Europe on the eve of the Berlin j. More snow fell Thursday night Ferguson chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Com- mittee, at the Justice Department. Time is running out on the com- promise attempts, going on now for about three weeks without suc- cess. The Bricker proposal is scheduled as the Senate's next ma- conditions closed business. Knowland said last night: "It is the firm judgment of the entire Republican leadership of the Sen- The committee's report to Presi- dent Eisenhower made other rec- ommendations: Allies and Reds Deadlocked in Korean Parley Each Side Insists Conditions Will Not Be Changed By JOHN RANDOLPH PANMUNJOM Efforts to revive the stalled preliminary Korean peace talks remained at dead center today and both the Allies and Communists insisted they would never modify conditions for returning1 to the conference table. Liaison secretaries adjourned for the weekend after a session de- scribed by Edwin Martin, State De- partment China specialist, as "3Yt hours of each side advocating its The United States asked to meet tomorrow, but the Reds asked a re- cess until Monday. Martin insisted that certain Red remarks be stricken from the rec- ord before the preliminary talks can resume. The Communists re- 1. A government-provided offi- j torted that they would discuss only a date for reopening negotiations cial mansion for Vice President Nixon and his successors in the post. broken off Dec. 12. They also re- jected again Martin's request that 2. A further study of pensions for I the secretaries confer in secret, the widows and dependents of the Special U. S. envoy Arthur Dean various officials. It said there is no such provision now for survivors of justices and other judges and "inadequate" provisions for con- gressional families. It's up to Congress itself to de- cide whether to vote these in- creases or settle for smaller ones or none at all. The resolution creating the 18- member nonpartisan commission gives the legislators 60 days to ate that further efforts should be make up their minds. There is to work out an area of late. The fresh blast of arctic air also spread into northern Minnesota, sections of Michigan and north- With the administration backing Knowland's proposed amendment and Bricker standing firm on his ot.uulms vi J111LUigall auu uulul---------- western Wisconsin sending temper- language the impasse has dug deep into Republican unanimity, below zero early today. The forecast was for much colder weather tonight and Saturday forjlng in silence, the mid-continent. nothing to stop them from extend- ing that period, however. And, with election coming up this year for a third of the Senate and all the House members, it may take them quite a while to decide whether it would be politically wise with Democrats generally watch-1 to give themselves the increase al- Imost all of them want. Temperatures were generally around normal levels in most other conference. An tells the story. As of today, first of all, i 'abc" breakdown in New York City, which last Mon day was hit by a fall of nearly 10 the iccies. NATO structure is the sole safe- guard of all the great and costly gains that have been made in j Western Europe since the low point Qn Conspiracy Count Egypt Arrests 450 after the war. If NATO crumbles into ruin, Western Europe will again become a political and stra- tegic vacuum, which the Kremlin will be only too happy to fill. Fear German-Russian Tic CAIRO, Egypt Arrests mounted to 450 today in the gov- ernment crackdown on the out- 1 lawed Moslem Brotherhood. A Marilyn and Joe Wed in California mm TRACKS ROAD American Marines in Panmunjom, Korea, were preparing to- day for the release of nearly Chinese and Korean anti- Communist prisoner's who will be turned back to their captors days ahead of the deadline. After erecting huge signs directing Chinese to one area and Koreans to another, the Marine, at top, stood by the Chinese sign as a precautionary measure. In bottom photo, a Marine with a walkie-talkie directs operations beside sign directing both factions to their respective places. (UP Telephoto) walked cut of the conference hut last month. He flew back to Wash- ington, saying he would not return until the Communists retracted their charge of The Reds had accused the United States of conniving with South Korea in the release last June of anti-Communist Korean War prisoners. Dean told newsmen in New York yesterday, "I do not know how soon I will return to Korea. However, if we get word that the Commu- nists have retracted thsir charges of perfidy against us, then I will return." North Korean Liaison Secretary Ju Man Sun, spokesman for the Communists at Panmunjom, pro- posed for the second day that pre- liminary talks resume Saturday. He said that if the U. N. did not agree, it should name another date. Red newsmen distributed texts of his statement, in which he said: benefits and more taxes under a social security system covering al- "Representatives of our side have made it unmistakably clear what liaison secretaries of the two sides should discuss and decide most the entire population. Seldom, in fact, has a White House message on such a vast and controversial subject produced so little vocal dissent as the program Many people here think that if communique from President Mo- vigorous nations across the Atlan- tic. But this is a gross error. With- out NATO, Germany will rapidly turn towards extreme nationalism. Resurgent German nationalists, as Chancellor Adenauer has solemnly warned our policymakers, will al- most certainly try to recoup Ger- many's war losses by making a Russian alliance. Again, Britain without NATO will be deprived ol any shadow of a defense. With the launching sites for short-range guided missiles in potentially hos- tile hands, Britain's policy will be paralyzed. NATO, on which our alliances depend, in turn squarely depends on the American divisions in Eur- ope. A time must come when those divisions will be withdrawn. But for the present and some time to come, the American divisions can- (Continued on Page 9, Column 3) ALSOPS a Mayo Decision Due on Monday MINNEAPOLIS Charles Mayo said here Thursday night that he will announce on Monday his final decision on whether he will be a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Dr. Mayo said he has already made up his mind. Most indica- tions are his decision will be "No." He said he would give his answer first to a GOP official, presumably George Etzell, national Republican committeeman. The Mayo Clinic surgeon made this known following a luncheon address before the Minnesota United Nations Association and the Minneapolis Foreign Policy Asso- ciation, j litical-religious organization of con niving with both the Communists and the British, and with plotting a counter-revolution against guib's regime. SAN FRANCISCO Joe? Di- Maggio, the former New York Yankee Clipper, has carried off his Hollywood lovely, Marilyn'Monroe, leaving millions of fans wondering what will happen to her movie career. They were married in Municipal Court here yesterday after a two-) year romance. I The ceremony was to have been I T lasa Im sorry." But Joe kissed Marilyn repeated- ly, if somewhat bashfully, for news photographers. Then he whisked his cover girl away, saying, "We've got to put a lot of miles behind us." He de- j clined to say where they were driv- ing on their honeymoon. It was a single-ring wedding, NATO collapses we can still count hairmed Naguib's Revolutionary secret" But an estimated 500 per- with Marilyn promising to "love, on the cooperation of fte more' Council accused the fanatical po- .sons heard about it and jammed I honor and obey, vigorous nations across the Attan- litical-religious organization of con- the corridors. Joe's best man was his restau- Vigorous llduuiia uic _. _ _.f, i.. j c ront mimaffor Pprm Rareivcnini the corridors. Municipal Judge Charles S, Peery, who performed the briei "I for- Actrcss Marilyn Monroe was kissed by her new husband Joe DiMaggio just after the famous pair was married in San Fran- cisco Thursday by a. municipal judge. (UP Telephoto) upon is the date for resumption sent to the Capitol yesterday on %heCUComm'unist delegates, ac- Old Age and Survivors'Insurance House Speaker Martin (R-Mass) gave this appraisal today: "There isn't any question but that this Congress will enact legislation sub- stantially carrying out the Presi- dent's program." A key Democratic leader, ask- ing not to be quoted by name, said, "You can bet your bottom dollar that few Democrats will op- pose it." their home. Chairman Reed (R-NY) praised cording to Red newsmen, told Mar- tin "our side considers that the dis- pute between the two sides in the past meetings should not be an im- pediment to resumption of discus- 6 State Traffic Deaths Counted; '53 Mark Passed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six traffic deaths were reported in Minnesota Thursday to boost the 1954 state highway tell to 30, two above the mark for the first 15 days of last year. Two of the deaths were those of a Minneapolis couple, killed in a head-oa crash with a car 'driven (by an alleged drunken driver. Victims of crashes late Thurs-1 day were: I George P. Rohner, 52, and Joe's best man was his restau- rant manager, Reno Barsocchini, Mrs. Barsocchini was matron of honor. Also present were Joe's brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Tom DiMaggio, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank (Lefty) O'Doul. It was O'Doul, now manager of Holly- wood in the Pacific Coast League, who gave Joe his start in baseball when he managed the San Fran- cisco Seals. The crowd just gathered. First, there were cameramen and report- ers, then City Hall attaches. Final- ly, just plains people.' Some tried to peer over the transom into the courtroom. After the wedding, Miss Monroe "We're very happy." Joe just grinned. Asked when they decided to get IWlfe> Ethel, Minneapolis, killed controversial part of the presiden- Ike Urged to Lower Cold War Barriers Plea of Minnesotan Jo Sell Butter May Bring Decision By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON ffl are mounting on the Eisenhower administration to lower some of the cold war barriers so as to permit more trade between the United States and Russia and its satellites. Many top officials -responsible for international economic policy feel some decisions will have to be made fairly soon. Meanwhile, splits appear to be developing be- tween the interests favoring trade and those wishing to maintain max- imum economic pressure on the Communist bloc. The issue may come into focus upon an application by Minnesota ausinessman Dwayne Andreas for permission to export tons of butter and tons of cottonseed oil to Russia. These are not stra- tegic materials and there is no policy barrier against them except a general policy under which the government reserves the right to bar any exports to Russia con- trary to the security interests of the United States. Action Officials said today the Andreas application is now before an in- terdepartmental committee mada up of representatives of the State, Agriculture and Commerce depart- ments. It deals with broad issues of economic security embracing. the particular problem of East- West trade. This, of course, is not exclusively an American problem. In fact, it has been mostly an Allied problem. There are several forces press- ing strongly for official sanction of greater trade with the Soviet Union and satellite countries. They are: 1. The development of a buyer's market a supply of goods running consistently above the demand. 2. The accumulation of vast stores of surplus agricultural com- modities in the United States. 3. A slow move toward general easing of international tensions. The more the Soviets make friend- ly gestures, the more traders everywhere tend to look for busi- ness with the Soviet Union. But on the other side is a set of arguments which remains power- ful and which has many adherents, especially in the State Department and probably in the Defense De- partment as well. They include: Major Policy 1 A major policy of the ad- ministration has been to exploit differences between the rulers and MILWAUKEE mother and I the ruled in all the Communist three children were injured Thurs-1 countries. A major source of trou- day when an oil fire destroyed! ble for the Soviet leaders has been Congress Set to OK Social Security Hike WASHINGTON Congress appeared set today to give delayed but enthusiastic approval to President Eisenhower's plea for bigger Mother, Children Burned as Oil Healer Explodes I low agricultural production. The the program and said his House jwas a flash explosion as she Ways and Means Committee will Idling an space heater, .he go to wort- on it, probably in early fuel oil apparently was ignited by Mrs. George Plute, 44, said there import of any large quantity of foodstuffs such as fats and oils to U. S, policy March. Reed, who has fought the Presi- dent on other points and who has opposed plans of past Democratic administrations to liberalize social security, introduced two bills to carry out Eisenhower's proposals. One bill embraces the main pro- posal for extending coverage, rais- ing benefits and increasing from to the individual in- come limit on which the 2 per cent social security tax would apply. The other would put into effect what is expected to be the more married, he answered, "We have been thinking it over for some time. We decided two nights ago when we had a birthday party for Tom." Children? Marilyn said she'd like six. Joe said, one." Joe, 39, has one son, Joe Jr., 12, by former Broadway actress Doro< "We'll have at least in a collision on the Third Avenue bridge at the edge of the loop. Melvin L. Langrin, 23, Min- neapolis, killed when his pickup truck went off the highway and crashed into a'telephone pole on Highway 52 near Rogers, in rural Hennepin County. Mrs. Bertha Garrett, 60, St. Paul, killed by a hit-run vehicle on the city's East Side. A passing thy Arnold, who divorced him a motorist found her body in the decade ago. Marilyn, who gave her age as also was married at 16 to James Dougherty, a police- man now living in Van Nuys, whom she quickly divorced. DiMaggio said they would make iheir home ia San Francisco, going to Hollywood whenever she had to make a movie. But she said she lad no plans now for films. She was suspended last week by 20th Century-Fox for not showing up for a role in "Pink Tights." In Holly- wood, a studio spokesman said she told him she would be there in a week but nothing was said about her working on the movie. street, Jerome Ginter and George Fli- cke, each 19, New Prague, killed Wednesday night when their car slid on an icy curve and rammed into a tree near Montgomery. The Rohner car was struck by one driven by Donald H. Groves, 44, Minneapolis, which had swung out of line of traffic on the bridge to pass two cars. Groves was booked on a charge of drunken driving. Mrs. Alice Hagen, 35, St. Paul, died in a Hastings hospital from injuries suffered Monday in a car collision two miles north of Hast- ings. tial of federal contributions to states for direct relief to persons not covered, in- cluding some needy aged, blind, disabled persons and dependent children. Reportedly Reed divided the leg- islation so that, if opposition makes it necessary, social security expan- sion can be pushed without be- coming involved in any fight over the welfare program. Monthly benefit increases would go to those already retired or re- ceiving survivors' payments and in larger measure to those becom- ing eligible in the future. The in- hot metal of the heater. Mrs. Pluta suffered first and sec- ond degree burns on her face. She was in fair condition. Less serious- ly burned were her daughters Shirley, 20. and Linda Lee, nine months. Three-year-old Gregory Pluta risked his life by dash- ing back into the burning building to save his dog. The boy was treat- ed for smoke inhalation. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA AND snow, strong northerly wind and much colder tonight. Saturday cloudy and colder, snow flurries in forenoon. Low tonight 5 above in city, near zero in country; high Saturday afternoon 12. MINNESOTA: Snow flurries, northerly winds, colder tonight. Saturday cloudy, very cold, chance of snow flurries. Low tonight rang- ing 20-30 below north, 10-20 below south. High Saturday 10 below north, 0-5 below south. LOCAL WEATHER 2. Agricultural surpluses for for- eign sale are often in effect sub- sidized by the government. The government would have difficulty justifying the subsidized export of any foodstuffs to Russia, 3. A basic rule of U. S. foreign economic policy is not to export surpluses in such a way as to in- terfere with normal trade patterns of friendly countries. Countries other than the Uniteti States, no- tably those of Western Europe, are normal traders with the Soviet Union. A heavy export of goods there might defeat U. S. policy in- terest in maintaining and expand- ing these trade patterns for coun- tries to which billions of American aid dollars have gone. 4. Despite the relaxation of cold war tensions, there has been no real evidence of any change in Soviet policy or purposes. 4 Negro Children Die in Miami Fire MIAMI, Fla. W) Four small Negro children died last night when fire turned a frame house Official observations for the what witn6Sses descrjbed hours ending at 12 m. today: raligelroVi to, Maximum, 29, ultimately, ?23.50 or more for fam- ilies. Coverage also would be extend- ed to almost the entire working million additional per- sons, including doctors, lawyers- and farmers. Tiie like effective date for in- creased benefits to some six mil- lion persons already eligible would be just before the November con- 'gressional elections. I. noon, 24; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 30 at p.m. Thursday, min. 15 at a.m. to- day. Noon 22, sky overcast at 600 feet, visibility one half mile with fog and smoke, wind calm, barometer 29.96, fall- ing, and cuinjdity 82 per cect. a "roaring furnace." Desperate rescue attempts by neighbors and a passing salesman were futile. The children were listed as Ro- chel, 4 months; Elizabeth Ann, 2; Linda, 3; and Minerva, 4, the daughters of Mrs. Alma Johnson. Cause of the blaze was not de- termined immediately. Peace Jus- tice Edwin Lee Mason said the fire broke out shortly after the mother went to a store for gro- ceries.   

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