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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Warmed Late Tonight- And Friday Sell Unneeded Items With Want Ads NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 57 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 28, 1954 TWENTY PAGES rms Parley Ike Says U.S. Prosperous Set To Avert Depression Predicts Early Recovery From Business Dip Urges Congress To Enact Measures Urged in Program WASHINGTON W President Eisenhower today terming the na- tion "marvelously predicted recovery this year from a "brief and self-correcting" busi- ness dip and pledged to use the government's vast powers to com bat a depression if one should de- velop. He proclaimed ever necessary to avert a depres- cut taxes, liberalize cred- it and launch large-scale public works even at the cost of new deficit financing. And he gave forceful notice, in his economic report to Congress, that it should take "bold steps" requested in his 1954 legislative program to "protect and promote economic stability." Restates Program The program, he said, includes the protection of millions more workers under unemployment and old-age insurance, and bigger ben- efit payments; federal aid for pub- lic works planning; stimulants to housing; tax revision; highway improvement; farm pro- gram; and a taiiff program to encourage trade. All this is "immediately advis- able Eisenhower said, adding that if he finds more power is needed, he will, ask for it promptly. Missing was an expected request for an increase in the 75-cent Trempealeau Woman, 79, Dies in Crash President Celal Bayar of Turkey and his wife left the White House in Washington today for the Blair House where they will reside during the re- mainder of their stay. They plunged into a busy round of sightseeing and formal ceremonies to- day. Left to right are President Bayar; Mrs. Eisenhower; Mrs. Bayar, and President Eisen- hower. (UP Telephoto) hourly minimum wage. Secretary of Mitchell recently report- ed that the administration was exploring means to raise it to "a more realistic level." But Eisen- hower told Congress the time is not ripe. Of his economic program, out- lined in a message, Eisenhower said: "It is not a legislative program of emergency measures, for the current situation clearly does not require one." Goal for Nation He set this goal for the economy: "An increasing national income, shared equitably among those who contribute to its growth, and achieved in dollars of stable buy- ing power." After a year in office, he re- ported national production at a rec- ord 367 billion dollars. "Employ- ment is high, prices are steady, and wages and profits are gen- erally he said. can be no certainty" that the late-1953 dip in business activity will not become a broad- er and deeper movement than the "minor adjustment" thus far re- corded, he cautioned. He described the contraction as mainly an inventory a production slowdown intended to reduce the rate of accumulation el stocks, and continued: "Our economy is basically strong, the current economic readjustment seems likely to be brief and self-correcting, but the situation must not be viewed with complacency "Unless the government is pre- pared and willing to use its vast powers to help maintain employ- ment and purchasing power, even a minor readjustment may be con- j verted into a spiraling contrac- tion." Then Eisenhower went on rec- (Continued on Page 9, Column 5) IKE Vietminh Drive Menaces New French Outpost SAIGON, Indochina IB-Commu- nist-led Vietminh rebels today pushed their offensive along colon- ial route No. 9 east of the French fortress at Seno and menaced the important French outpost at Pche- pone, 90 miles east of Seno, The Vietminh opened this drive Monday, Three Vietminh battalions were reported in control of the route for a length of 60 miles but it is possible that even more im- portant forces will he committed to this action, according to French intelligence. Four French posts have been taken east of Seno in the last four days, and today the French command admitted that Pchepone is threatened. The objective of the Vietminh ap- peared to be to turn around Seno WASHINGTON President in crossing colonial route No. 9! Eisenhower probably will decide Holdup Attempt Costs Bandit BALTIMORE WPI Harry Meyers told police a man walk- ed into his store last night, tossed a dollar on the counter and asked for a bottle of beer. When he turned to get the change, the storekeeper heard the bandit say: "Give me all your money." Meyers (lucked behind the counter when he saw a ,32-cal- iber pistol. Confused by this move, the bandit ran from the the beer or his dollar. Ike to Decide On Announcing Disloyalty Cases Excise Tax Cut Drive Gaining Steam in House By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON A drive to cut excise taxes was picking up steam in the House today but an administration leader cautioned that any lost revenue might have to be made up by new or increas- ed taxes elsewhere. Rep. Halleck of Indiana, GOP floor leader, told newsmen many excise or sales taxes now are so high "there is no doubt they are doing much to stifle certain seg- ments of business." House Speaker Joseph W. Martin Jr., (R-Mass) touched off a new 'ound of speculation Wednesday by jacking a proposal to cut all ex- cise1 or sales taxes above 10 per cent down to that level, except for next month whether to yield to liquor and tobacco. The idea al- demands for a breakdown showing ready had considerable bipartisan Mrs. Mary Schindler Fatally Injured in Onalaska Collision TREMPEALEAU, Wis. (Special) 79-year-old Trempealeau wom- an, injured in an automobile acci- dent at Onalaska Wednesday noon, died Wednesday night at the St. Francis Hospital, La Crosse, Dead is Mrs. Mary Schindler, a passenger in the car driven by her daughter, Mrs, Matha Woestman, 57, that skidded out of control on Highway 53 at the north outskirts of Onalaska, went to the right side of the road then crossed the road, struck another car and went over a 50-foot embankment. Onalaska police and La Crosse County Highway police were call- ed to the scene of the accident, which occurred about a.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Schindler and Mrs. Woestman, along with Mr. and Mrs, Hal Herrick, both of Hoi- men, riding in the other car, were taken to the hospital by a police ambulance. Other Injuries Mrs. Woestman suffered injuries changed their mind, it became ap- to her left knee, a bumped fore- i today, is involved in this head and cuts on the right hand in addition to shock.. Mrs- Herrick, Andrew Condon, right, the one British soldier who turned his bade on his homeland as he went over to the Reds, sings with a ROK prisoner who also refused to come home. (UP Telephoto) iison in Dispute With Military on Handling of POWs By ELTON C. FAY AP Military Affairs Reporter WASHINGTON test of power is on at the Pentagon to determine whether the authority of tlie defense secretary is supreme in the military establishment. The handling of the cases of American soldiers who decided to stay with their Communist captors in Korea or of those who later 60, suffered right leg and chest in- juries and her husband, 61, receiv- ed cuts on his right arm, chest, behind-the-scenes situation. But in earlier incidents, too, the issue of central control cropped up. Secretary of Defense Wilson has publicly taken the responsibility Mrs. Schindler, Mered back injuries died about 8 p.m. A post-mortem examination was scheduled for today to determine the exact cause of death. Funeral services, in charge of the Smith Funeral Home, Gales- ville, will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church here with the Rev, Charles D. Brady of St. Mary's Catholic tial charges, of Cpl. Edward Church, Galesville, officiating, j enson, the Virginia soldier w! Communists. Some Army legal ex- perts hold that nothing in military law allows the issuance of dishon- orable discharge orders without trial by court-martial. Wilson says he thinks he has the authority. There was the related incident i of the Army's sudden announce- ment of the arrest, on court-mar- tial charges, of Cpl. Edward Dick- January Mild Spell Ended in Atlantic States By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A late January mild spell appear- ed ended in the Atlantic and Gulf states today as cold air extended from the Rockies eastward to the Eastern Seaboard. More snow fell in the northern ____u. _ who re- Appalachians and over most of Burial will be in the'Holy Cross versed his original decision to stay j New England. Snow, sleet and ram Cemetery here. The Rosary will be) with the Reds. There the issue said at tie Smith Mortuary, Gales-1 was one of the Army's timing and fell in many sections of the east- ern third of the countrv. ville, at 8 p.m. Friday. Highway Slippery The La Crosse County Highway Patrol reported that the surface of I Highway 53 was very slippery at [the time of the accident. The northbound Woestman car and head back toward the Mekong River and thus cut route No. 13. This road, connecting Saigon with Savannaket, is a vital axis for the French. 2 Air Force Men Hanged for Murder GUAM Air Force en-'of government jobs. Eisenhower) photographic equipment and some listed men, calmly declaring their I th.e council. i how many disloyalty cases were among federal workers dropped as security risks since he took office. A decision may come about the middle of February, an Eisen- hower aide said today, when the Civil Service Commission reports to the National Security Council on operation of the administration program to weed such risks out support. Martin told reporters rates above 10 per cent are "exorbitant" and are seriously hurting some busi- nesses. His proposal would .slash the present 25 per cent rate on long- distance telephone calls; 20 per cent taxes on furs, jewelry, cos- metics, luggage, women's hand- bags, movie and other admissions, the wording of its announcement. Outside the Army, every high of- ficial, including President Eisen- howpr and Wilson, was startled and disturbed by the announce- ment last Friday night. The De- fense Department was reported to skidded to the right side of the j have asked both the Army and road and then crossed into the; Marines to hold up on any action _ lane in which the Herrick car was I or announcement in prisoner of! the Malone area of northern New Dulles Resists Plea to Include China in Talks Demands Big 4 Consider Problem Of Germany First By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER BERLIN Foreign Min- ister V. M. Molctov proposed to the Big Four today the calling of a world conference this year on general reduction of armaments. Earlier Secretary of State Dulles charged in the Big Four conference that Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov is trying to supersede the United Nations with a council of five powers including Sed China. Dulles demanded for he third straight day that the con- 'erenee get to the problem of ermany at once. Dulles, opening the fourth day's meeting, loosed a blistering attack Foreign Minister Chou En-la i of Communist China. He asked: "Who is this Chou En-lai whose addition to our circle would make possible solution of all our He described Chou as a leader of a regime which gained power through a bloody war, became an open aggressor in Korea, and even now continues to promote aggres- sion in Indochina. "Such is the man Mr. Molotov proposes would enable us to solve all the world's the American diplomat scathingly de- clared. Asks S-Power Parley Dulles claimed that in arguing here for a five-power meeting, Molotov has been playing on the hopes raised when the United Nations was formed in 1945 in order to justify transferring those hopes to a council of the five powers. The fact is, Dulles continued, Molotov is trying to replace the United Nations with a council of five which he said would take over responsibility for running the world. The Dulles argument hit hard at the five-power conference sugges- tion which all three Western min- .sters have already rejected. But ,he Western delegations are ex- tremely sensitive to peace hopes, especially with respect to Indo- China. They were clefrly deter- mined to explore all possibilities From 6 to 8 inches of snow fell of a settlement in case Molotov in parts of Michigan and 40 chil- dren were marooned overnight at a school near Bad Axe, Mich., in the Lake Huron area, after their school bus became stalled in snow drifts. The children spent the night on cots. Nearly a foot of snow fell in traveling south, striking the left front of the Herrick vehicle. As it slid down the 50-foot embankment, the car remained on its wheels- Damage to each of the cars was estimated at about The left front end of Herrick's car was damaged and the right side of the war cases until all efforts to win (York. A thunder-lightning storm, back the remaining 21 had been not take any action at all before the following Tuesday, Eisenhower said at his news con- ference yesterday he thought there musi. be something else in the Dickenson case other than his orig- Woestman car was also damaged. decision' to remain with the Mrs. Schindler and her daughter! were returning to Trempealeau I after visiting relatives in La Crosse.' accompanied by sleet, hit a wide area from Binghamton to the Hudson Valley. Light snow fell in the northern has anything serious in mind, Dulles, Foreign Secretary Eden and Foreign Minister Eidault lunched together at noon and ap- parently decided on their tactics to take a tough line on the five- power conference. At least that was the line being taken by Dulles, who sought to move Molotov on to a discussion German ques- tion. Not Temporary Dulles told Molotov it was ob- vious the proposed five-power con- be a temporary Coldest area again today was I in the Northern Plains with a low Ike to Speak at Lincoln Day Rally WASHINGTON W) White House says President Eisenhower w-11 speak briefly at the Lincoln Day box supper Republican rally here Feb. 5. The rally, an annual affair which usually kicks off the Republican campaign, will be held at a sports arena witt several Hollywood fig- ures furnishing the entertainment. innocence, were har.ged today for the vicious rape-slaying of 27-year- old Ruth Farnsworth five years ago in a Guam jungle. The Herman T. Den- nis, 25, of Indianapolis, and Sgt. Robert W. Burns, 36, of Spokane, to their deaths on the 10-fqot-high gallows. Miss Farnsworth, a former Wac from San Francisco, was a Navy civilian employe at a curio shop. She was found badly beaten and near death in dense jungle Dec. 11, 1948, only two months before she was to leave for the United States to be married. Dennis and Burns, along with lesser items; and 15 per cent rates This aide, who asked not to be on sporting goods, pens and pen- Dennis' half-brother, Pvt. Calvin Dennis of Frederick, Md., were convicted in 1949 of the slaying. Calvin's sentence was later com- muted to life imprisonment. Russia Names New Envoy to Bulgaria MOSCOW Soviet govern- ment continued reshuffling its dip- lomatic corps today with the an- nouncement that Yurich K. Prich- odov has been named its ambas- sador to Bulgaria. named, said he would be greatly surprised if the President changes his repeatedly stated opinion that no breakdown is feasible. Eisenhower made his latest statement along that line at his news conference yesterday. A reporter noted that the Presi- dent recently referred newsmen to Atty, Gen. Brownell when they cils, lighters, local telephone bills, and domestic telegrams and leas- ed wires. The speaker predicted an expan- sion of sales and employment as a result of such tax cuts would pre- vent any actual loss in revenue. Congressional staff authorities es- timate the cut to 10 per cent, at current sales levels, would reduce asked about the possibility of get- revenue about S42 million dollars ting the information. Controversy I annually, has been raging as to whether most of the discharged employes were actually suspected of subversion, or whether they were dismissed for such causes as excessive drink- ing, homosexuality or talking too much about secret matters. The administration program which went into effect las: May classifies as security risks persons deemed undesirable on any of these Rest Prescribed VATICAN CITY M sources said today physicians have found rope Pius in good general health but have prescribed a long rest for him to recover from fa- tigue. Sheriff's Office Just1 Port in Storm DALLAS, Tex. W! Phillip Hodges, 200-pound bartender in a downtown tavern, sprinted into the sheriff's office and collapsed into a chair Co catch his breath. As he panted and wheezed, a professional bondsman rush- ed up. "Tell me what you done before the city gets here, he said. "I know you done something." It took Hodges several min- utes to explain that he was just getting out of the rain. of 13 below zero at Grand Forks, Twenty-One Americans, 1 Briton and 325 ROKs who renounced their countries today inarched to trucks at JPanmunjom, Korea. The trucks carried them north to Communism and a gala reception planned by the (UP Telephoto) military and economic problems with which the United Nations had grappled for nine years. The tasks which Molotov out- lined Wednesday for the five-power from atomic dis- armament to Asian would compel it to become per- manent, Dulles said. Dulles then made his denfand to move on in these words: "My feeling is that we have had an adequate first round exchange of views on this subject and that without forgetting what has been said we should now move on to an exchange of views regarding the problems relating to Germany and Austria." Dulles said he had developed (Continued on Page 10, Column 5) DULLES p WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly' cloudy tonight and Friday. Warm- er late tonight and Friday. Low tonight 15, high Friday 30. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today- Maximum, 29; minimum, 8- now, 19; precipitation, trace- sun sea tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) Max. temp. 25 at -p.m Wed- nesday. Low, 9 at a.in to- day. Noon readings temo overcast at feet, visibility' four miles with haze, wind from the east at 3 miles an hour ba? faUiag' a Mothers' March on to 7 on Your Porch Light i
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