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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Zero to Five Below Tonight; Warmer Saturday Welcome Winter Carnival Visitors NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 52 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22, T954 EIGHTEEN PAGES Warmer Weather Forecast For Winter Carnival Parade Winter Carnival Program 5 p.m.- Today Winona, preliminary judging of quee -Hotel contestants. Oaks, Queen Coronation Dinner (open t John Clayton, master of ceremonies. 9 p.m. to 1 Queen Coronation Ball, musi by Johnny Roberts and His Orchestra. 11 Winona, reception for Miss Snow Flake o 1954 and her two attendants and all queen candidates. Saturday Winona, luncheon for Miss Snow Flake, at tendants and all queen candidates. 2 annual Winter Carnival parade of floats musical and comic units through downtown bnsi ness district. Club, dinner for local and visiting Royalty, all queen candidates and visiting bands and drum corps. High School auditorium, Winona area baton twirling contest. 8 High School auditorium, annual Winter Carnival stage show, featuring Billy Farrell Chicago, master of ceremonies; Eileen Parker singing star of Don McNeil's Breakfast Club; the Gold Dust Twins; John Shirley, puppeteer, and Winpna's own Twirlerettes in a sparkling new routine. Sunday services. Winona, luncheon for Miss Snow Flake, at- tendants and all queen candidates. 2 annual Ice Follies on Gene Gabrych Park rink featuring Winona skaters, Rochester Figure Skating Club acts and Mary Jo Grulkowski. Republicans Support Switch to Air Power By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON' President Eisenhower's "new concept" for defense, emphasizing air power and new weapons while making a TODAY four-billion-dollar spending cut, got enthusiastic Republican support in Congress today. Many Democrats withheld fire, saying they wanted to study the complex multibillion-dollar budget, but Sen. Maybank (D-SC) in an interview asked "expansion of our air power as fast as we can." He suggested unspent foreign aid funds be used to speed the Air Force program. Ancl Sen. Douglas (D-I11) ques- tioned plans to cut back ground forces of the Army and Marines. Chairman Short (R-Mo) of the House Armed Services Committee said he does not expect any sharp fight in the House, but disclosed the committee ha.s arranged for defense chiefs to expound the new policy to its members. Close Hearing Short said Secretary of Defense Wilson and Adm. Arthur M. Rad- ford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will appear at a closed The weatherman says tempera- tures will be a little warmer Sat- urday for the 1954 Winter Carnival parade, scheduled to get under way at 2 o'clock. A high of 1 above zero is predicted for Satu day afternoon. The parade, highlight of the W nona Activity Group's 18th annua carnival, will form east of Was] ington on 3rd street for the marc through the city's business distric Route- of the parade will be eas along 3rd street from Washingto to Liberty and south on Liberty t 4th street where the parade wi disband. Chief of Police A. J Bingold to day reminded motorists that n parking of vehicles will be permit ted along the parade route from noon Saturday until after the pa rade. Cars parked in violation of th> order will be towed away at thj owners' expense. Lineup Announced A parade lineup, announced to day by Parade Marshal John W )ugan, is complete with the excep- ion of one of Miss >now Flake, who will be crownec during a banquet at the Oaks to- night. She will ride on a float with 'ack Frost IV (Roy But all 16 candidates for the title .'ill appear in the parade Satur- day. Music will be provided by half a lozen bands and five drum and iugle corps, with the Austin clown, earning the streets during the narch. Eight floats, one of them carry- the famed Winona Twirlerettes, also be included in the pa- ade, and three additional groups f baton twirlers will appear. Queen Selection Activities today center around B selection of Miss Snow Flake, s all 16 candidates meet at Hotel at 5 p.m. for preliminary udging and then go to the Oaks r the p.m. dinner. John 1 a y t o n, Eau Claire, former WNO announcer will serve as aster of ceremonies. The banquet open to the public. Following the banquet will be the royal ball at the Winona Armory with music by Johnny Roberts and Carol Schindler, 13, of Queens, New York, has good reason to smile. She holds a genuine bill turned over to her by the police Thursday since the prescribed 90-day waiting period had elapsed with no lega! claimant for the money. The youngster found the bill last October on Broad- way in mid-Manhattan while window shopping with her mother. It appeared to be stage money to both of them. It wasn't. (AP Wirephoto) 3 Found Dead In Wreckage Of Small Plane INTERNATIONAL FALLS; Minn. police from nearby 'ort Frances, Ont, prepared today o fly the bodies of three plane rash victims from a wilderness rea about 50 miles east of ,here. Burned wreckage of a plane 'hich apparently crashed Tuesday 'as found Thursday by Francis ;inarson. International Falls air- ort manager. The victims were tentatively dentified as R. J. Fox, 55, and Pro-Red POWs Turned Loose In Neutral Zone Plan Stay Until Food Runs Out as Protest To Indians Leaving By BILL SHINN PANMUNJOM The Korean War prisoners who stirred world- wide controversy by their refusal to go home were turned loose to- day. Twenty-one Americans, 1 Briton and 327 South Koreans who chose Communism were abandoned by Indian guards in a flimsy neutral zone compound at a.m. Ko- rea-i time a.m. Friday, The pro-Red POWs said they would stay until their food runs out, echoing the demand of the Communist command that Indian troops stay on. The U. N. Command liberated as civilians the nearly an Red captives returned to it Wedne day by the Indian Command course the Allies assert was r quired by the armistice. Some on Way When official freedom came more than Chinese anti-re POWs already were aboard Amer ican ships en route to Chinese Na tionalist Formosa. More than anti Commum'st North Korean were in South Korean army re ception centers. An Indian officer said the pro Communist north camp was "abso lately quiet." There was no cele bration among the Koreans. ROK official said most were asleep Some of the freed prisoners ha been in stockades almost from th start of the Korean War 3 yt ago. Allied insistence that no prison "s be forced to go home agains 'ill was a major stumblin Only A Small Portion of this farmhouse is visible as flames and smoke envelop the struc- ture in a fire which left an elderly couple home- less, near Utiea, N. Y. Lack of water facilities to combat the blaze hampered firemen, and the building was leveled within an hour. No one was injured. (AP Wirepboto) Friendliness Of Russia Frightening By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP least a few thoughtful officials in Washington have had the daylights scared out of tiem by, of all things, the sud- den amiability of Soviet Ambassa- dor Zarubin, Zarubin was not ex- actly genial in his two recent meet- ings with Secretary of State Dulles would be too much to expect of the beetle-browed Russian Bu- reaucrat who ran the Soviet war- time espionage net in Canada. But he was the very soul of correct- ness. He expressed an earnest inter- est in President Eisenhower's pro- posal for an international pool of Monday. Communist secrecy cloaked the movements of Soviet meeting Monday. One Democratic member of the committee, Rep. Price of Illinois, said House Democrats probably would support the budget. "As long as they (the adminis- tration) have awakened to the need of air power and atomic he .said in an interview, "we can go along with the risk in other fields, hoping they know more than they're telling us." The senior Democratic member, Rep, Vinson of Georgia, was one of further study. But Short said in an interview he got the impression Wilson "feels he could cut the budget even fissionable material, to be used! more> but he knows woat he can i set awav with." for peaceful purposes. He quickly knows we have got arranged for a private meeting have economic Short Berlin between Dulles and Molotov, j commented. to discuss the proposal. He even i In the budget for the fiscal year laughed at a couple of small jokes j which begins July 1, the Presiden ventured by the secretary of state, j stepped up spending plans for th  estimated for the cur- rent fiscal year, which ends June 30. Douglas, a World War II Ma- rine, said it "seems unwise to cut our ground forces this much. The budget indicated that the Army would drop three of its present 20 'divisions and some men and the Marine Corps would lose about of its "We need ground troops to take care of local actions like Douglas said. plan he advanced in his speech to I present force the United Nations would constitute a "giant stride" toward atomic control. Yet all sorts of supposedly knowledgeable people, have talked as though Soviet cooperation in the I congressional lead- plan would usher in" a new al] V0lced Praise. The fact is that Soviet acceptance j Chairman Saltonstall (R-Mass) of the President's idea would be of the Senate Armed Services Corn- about as much a giant stride to- mittee said the new budget would ward atomic control as the gift armed services "all the a dime to a street urchin was a money they can efficiently use." giant stride toward bankruptcy for I Senate Majority Leader Know- John D. Rockefeller Sr. Self-inflated officials, hugging non-existent secrets to their (Continued on Page 4, Column 7) ALSOPS I weakened.' land (R-Calif) and Chairman Bridges (R-NH) of the Senate Ap- propriations Committee agreed JHis Orchestra. At 11 p.m., the queen, her attendants and other candidates will be guests at a re- ception at Hotel Winona. After Saturday's parade, the queen, attendants and candidates will join visiting royalty and visit- ing bands and drum corps in s p.m. dinner at the Athletic Club. At the same time, a baton twirl- ing contest for Winona and area contestants will be held at the Sen- ior High School auditorium. A stage show, featuring Ei- leen Parker, singing star of Don McNeill's "Breakfast Club" will conclude Saturday's Winter Carnival activities. The program is scheduled to begin at 8 o'clock and will feature a number of acts with Billy Far- (Continued on Page 3, Column -4} PARADE Firemen Find Charred Body of La Crosse Man was found early today by firemen 1 sent to Lau's small four-room house to extinguish a blaze. Fire Chief Adolph Kessel said damage was done only to the bed on which Lau's body was found and the adjacent wall of the bed- room. Kessel said he believed an electric heater placed on the bed started the fire. Lau lived alone in the two-story! create conditions of peace, they house. I will find us open minded and co-; Dr. George Rea, La Crosse coun- operative, and we can together do' ty coroner, said an autopsy would much good for Germany and Aus- ummer. Langford operated a re- POWs staged -rt with his parents near the Fox- f f? te Mrs Butcher a nurse had I he was to back" tfle Com een caring for Fox's invalid' wife. i JfTf, they shoal, be held until their fate is decidei by a Korean peace conference But it was considered likely tha when their food runs out they wil march north and vanish behind the Iron Curtain. Final Appeal The Indian Command made a final appeal today for the Reds to accept the pro-Communist pris- oners, but it was rejected. Instead, the Reds warned Indian Lt. Gen. K. S, Thimayya it woulc consider the Indians responsible for seeing that there is no "ab- duction and dispersion" of the pro- Reds. The Indian commander then met )ulles Reaches Berlin for Big 4 Talks Monday BERLIN Secretary of State Dulles, French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault and Brit- ish Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden reached Germany today for Iwlth tne Pro-Red com- a Big Four conference opening I u-s- Sgt. Richard G. Cor- den of East Providence, R. I., British Marine Andrew Condron Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, !and three-leaders of the South So- but he was expected in East by train Saturday. i 8ave them his an The three Western ministers ar-iIndiEn spokesman said, "namely, ranged a get-together to set midnight we shall with- strategy for the meeting, A French Idraw our guards, withdraw our foreign ministry spokesman said j custody and shall have nothing to the three would hold a pre-con-j do with them." 'erence talk Saturday at French' leadquarters. Dulles, who flew to this divided city in President Eisenhower's plane, Columbine, said in a pre- sared statement the Western pow- Blizzard Marks 9th Day of Canada Cold EDMONTON, Alta. A blizzard raked southern Saskatche- wan and slight moderation oc- curred in Alberta temperatures to- day as western Canada's most se- s ers "hope to unite Germany by giving the German people as a whole the right which our civii- zatipn treats as fundamental, in- cluding the right of a people by "ree elections to choose for them- ielves their own sovereign govern- ment." Departing from Washington, Dul- es had been cautious about the parley's prospects. He told reporters: "If the Soviet leaders come to On r. i Berlin with a genuine desire tolperjtures of about 20 below zero, i asthma. Dnlookers Watch Vian's Death Leap PHOENIX, Ariz, 300 nlookers watched in awe yester- ay as a despondent man leaped o his death from the roof of a iree-story hotel building in down- nvn Phoenix. The victim was identified as Wil- am Walter Failey, about 50, of 'ashington, D. C. He died a few inutes later before his arrival t a hospital. Failey walked around on the dge for several minute before .aking his fatal dive. Police and iremcn were summoned to the __ _______ _____ __ _____ vere cold spell in four years went scene'as pedestrians "gathered be- through its ninth day. The blizzard struck Regina, j Firemen spread a net but Failey Moose Jaw, Estevan and Broad- view in Saskatchewan and Rivers made a running jump and landed on the alley pavement. Stand Against Tax Cuts Alarms Congressmen By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON Iff) Portions ot President Eisenhower's un- balanced eS'A-billion-dollar spend- ing budget for the next fiscal year today appeared to face some stiff bipartisan congressional trouble. "Too said Chairman Ta- ber (R-NY) of the House Appropri- ations Committee. Rather risky, commented House Democratic Leader Rayburn of Texas, referring to a cut in planned national security spend- ing. Many Congressmen, however, praised the emphasis on air power and new weapons. Rayburn agreed t was proper to put on both. Some Republicans and Demo- crats joined in commenting that he President's stand against cuts n corporation and excise tax rates was likely to face severe fire from a Congress anxious to cut taxes in a year when many members ace re-election campaigns. There was some criticism of plans for continued heavy foreign .id spending and, from a few Dem- crats, of proposed cutbacks in Army and Navy manpower. And there was bipartisan unhap- Iness over tie fact that the budget rejects a federal deficit through ie 1955 fiscal year starting July The reduced spending estimates ame in for general praise, al- lough there was some criticism f specific cuts. Headed for Committee The bulky document picturing the government's financial plans for the new year headed for the atjHouse Appropriations Committee, a. m. Noon temperature zero, jthe first steP toward congressional William 50, leaped to his death Thursday from the roof of the 3-story State Hotel ir, Phoenix, Ariz. Several hundred per- sons saw the former Washington, D. C., man jump after he ignored attempts to talk him out of the suicide plunge, (UP Telephoto) in Manitoba, bringing 25 mile Failey, a World War II veteran, an hour winds with snow in tern-1 was reported to be suffering from WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and cloudiness and not quite so cold to- night. Saturday mostly cloudy and not so cold. Low tonight zero to five below in city, five to 15 below in country; high Saturday after- noon 18. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 3; minimum noon, 2; precipitation, cone; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Maximum temperature zero at Thin broken layer of clouds at 000 feet; visibility 10 miles with calm wind. Barometer 30.52, fall- ing slowly, and humidity 62 per cent. be performed to cause of Lau's death. tria and indeed for Europe and Secretary Of State John Foster Dulles, left, Chats with French Ambassador Henri Bonnet, right, at Washington's National Airport prior to Dulles' take-off for the "Big Four" foreign ministers con- ference in Germany. 'Arrest' of U. S. Attorney Lands 'Flying Finns' in Jail LOS ANGELES UB _The embat- tled Irish twins, George and Charles Finn, are back in jail to- day after another flamboyant brush with the federal government during which they handcuffed the United States attorney and threw officialdom into an uproar. district, which had used it for a mechanical training course. Events that followed read like the script of a comic opera. "Before I knew what was hap- pening they had snapped a hand- cuff on my right Waters ing the U. said S. attorney in Jack Irwin, approval or revision. Taber, who always has insisted "there never was a budget that couldn't be said his commit- tee ought to be able to trim at least three billion dollars from the billions in new appropriations requested for the coming year. That, Taber told newsmen, might "get rid of the which the President estimated would be for the year ending in mid-1955. Told that Budget Director Joseph M. Dodge, the President's chief fiscal aide, had said such a our i cut would have to be made "at The Finns and Waters, trailed by officials, reporters and photo- graphers, went to the offices of Dist. Atty. S. Ernest Roil and dis- cussed the situation in detail. Wa- acting the expense of essential activities of the Taber replied: "The proof of the pudding is in j cuaicu UJc aiLuduuii Ui ueuiu. ct- Fmnt tben snappehd Iters went free, of course, and the The "Flying former Air the other handcuff to his own right twjn brotners were taken before Force pilots, have been whlle called police. the u_ s Commissi0ner and ar. legal trouble with ihe government! "We're not going to have any raigned on a charge of assaulting ;_ -------'part of police officers federal officer, then jailed in when they arrived and recognized hieu Of felony bail. Waters. But the U. S. attorney for The Finns' difficulties with the southern California demanded that government began when federal he be taken to the central police authorities told them they had no twins yesterday handcuffed U. S. station and the police agreed to right to purchase the transport Atty. Laughlin E. Waters in an transportation. j plane, which had been condemned tempted "citizen's arrest" as bej Once at the station things really! for future flying service. The twins came out of the Biltmore Hotel, j began to happen. Police Inspector j ignored the government and a year where he had addressed the Los i James Lawrenc-3 demanded that j ago flew the plane to an isolated for more than a year in connec- tion with their claims to owner- ship of a war surplus C46 transport plane. The unpredictable 38-year old Angeles Bar Assn. They accused him of I the Finns release Waters. I field near Death Valley. They conspiracy j "We know our the Finns were arrested but the case against against the rights of citizens and! answered. "We've been ignored deprivation of rights under cover j long enough. We're starting to of the law." They said he had fight back now." been giving them the Police Chief William K. Parker them collapsed because the gov- ernment couldn't prove which the brothers actually had flown the plane from Bakersfield. the eating." Deficit Sen. Douglas (D-I11) meanwhile predicted a federal deficit of "at least five billion dollars" for the current fiscal year and cnided the administration for an "altogether too optimistic" estimate. Eisenhower estimated a year- (Continued on Page 11, Column 6) IKE State Needs New Teachers Yearly DETROIT LAKES, Minn. Wi __ Minnesota will need new teachers every year at the present rate of school enrollment, Gov An- derson said Thursday. The governor warned of the teacher shortage in a speech bo and refused to discuss with them) shrugged: -'This beats anything Ii The plane since has been im-i fore the Detroit Lakes and the government's seizure of the lever saw. I don't know what at Nellis Air Force Base, Rotary clubs He said the "lack Jlane they purchased a year ago all about." I Nevada, and the twins have been is especially acute among elemen from the Bakersfield, Calif., school "People can't go around arrest-1 trying futilely to regain it. tary schools.   

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