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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Continued Rather Mild Tonight And Friday Sell Unneeded Items With Want Ads NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 63 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 4, 1954 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES H uilty of Manslaug President Eisenhower was the honor guest at the second annual prayer breakfast for members of Congress sponsored by the Inter- national Christian Leadership group at the Mayflower Hotel in Wash- ington today. Shown above at closing prayer, head table front to rear: Sen. Frank Carlson, Abraham Veride, Sec. Gen. International Council of Churches; President Eisenhower; Conrad Hilton, hotel owner who addressed the breakfast, and Chief Justice Earl Warren. (UP Telephoto) LINDBERGH THE MAN 52 He Keeps Busy as Air Expert By VERN HAUGLAND AP Aviation Writer WASHINGTON A. Lindbergh, half-forgotten for years is 52 today, and the birthday finds a reawakened interest in the man, Hopes of Settling Future of Germany Dropped by Big 4 By PRESTON GROVER BERLIN Wr-The Western foreign ministers, today wrote off the possibility of settling the German question at the current, Big Four conference and, as one source put it, began trying to "screen out the smaller Still pending in this category were the long-deadlocked Austrian independence treaty, possible conferences with Communist China about peace in Asia and perhaps further talks between Russia's V. M. Molotov and U. S. Secretary Rastovorov Top Red in Japan, AidofBeria Once Personal Courier for Executed Russian By JOHN RANDOLPH TOKYO Col. Yuri A. Rastovorov was revealed today, as Soviet Russia's chief Red spy in Japan and a youthful protege of of State Dulles on President Eisen-1 Lavrenti Beria, recently executed pooTfor 1 chief Soviet secret police. A possible 'outcome also was! Mormed American sources said simple mechanism for building Rastovorov, who asked an Ameri- up a larger exchange of goods can Army intelligence unit for Benson Says Sag in Farm income Over By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON o Agriculture Benson said today tha ihe long sag in farm income "is argely behind us" and called on Congress to adopt President Eisen- lower's "middle-of-the-road" farm program, Benson, told the Senate-House conomic Committee, which is ex- ploring measures to avert reces- sion, that greater consumption of farm products under flexible and gradually lowered' price supports would bolster farmers' income. "The road to economic growth s through expanded iroduction that finds its way into onsumption and not into ware- Benson declared.. "The 'resident's proposals on the agri- ultural programs will help econo- mic growth in this nation." Even though the price support evel for basic crops under the dministration proposals would be overned by supply, rather than by .gh and rigid government sup- jrts, the support price would be ose to present leVels, Benson redicted. This would be true, he said, be- ause adoption of Eisenhower's the West has proposed said m '10Kyo social cir' Ian to set aside, or "freeze" from anfl that cles and cultivated Americans between West and East Germany, a trade now largely throttled by political differences despite mu- tual needs. One Western informant said the Big Four ministers probably would spend the balance of this week in more fruitless talk on Germany, then move on to Austria, The Westerners figured the par- ley, after nine days of talking, likely would go on for another 15 or 20. One wide-open indication of the ind to Western hopes for any ma- ior German settlement came last light when Russia's junior partner, Eas.t German Premier Otto Grote- wohl, seconded Molotov's [imrnick for Germany. latest political asylum Jan. 24, was trained on the "Japan desk" of a special Soviet Foreign Office section under direct control of Beria's MVD organization. Once a personal courier for Beria himself, Rastovorov appar- ently was headed for a brilliant future in the Soviet secret service. Admired Americans But, the source said, a growing admiration and "weakness" for Americans, possibly Beria's execu- tion, and finally direct orders to return to Moscow sparked his de- cision to change sides. His conversion, long and delib- erately sought by crack U.S. (Army operatives, is called by observers here the most brilliant Inside the Russian Embassy in I American intelligence East Berlin, Molotov had proposed i work since the start o o the Western Ministers that a ithe cold war-and a.blow at Sovie plebiscite be held to let the Ger-jesplonage in a kev Far Easter mans in both East and West say whether an immedi-1 Intelligence work is subterran te peace treaty neutralizing them Lt. Robert C. Taylor, Janesville, Wis., got an assist from Mrs. Taylor as he sat down to a double shrimp cocktail treat in Chicago Wednesday. Lt. Taylor dreamed of such a "daily double" while in Korea, and in planning a family vacation he wrote to the Pick Hotel chain about their family plan. The hotelmen decided to provide a real week-long vacation for the Taylors and their three children at their hotel in Chicago. Besides the shrimp, there was a belated Christmas with tree, presents and a staff baby sitter so the Taylors could get out a bit. (UP Telephotc) r wanted Germany to join the irojected West German army the European Defense Commu- nity, ean the source said. "Thi is a great victory that may b decisive in Japan. It is the intel ligence equivalent of a Midway o a Normandy." Rastovorov, reported yesterday French Foreign Minister Bidault hasovrtorov' yesterday for the .to be cooperating with American peaking for the West, brushed the oviet proposal aside. Let all the jrermans elect their own unified overnment in the free elections agents at the big U.S. base on Okinawa, was described as a dash ing, handsome Soviet spy who the enigma, the contradiction. The younger generation, those who never knew the thrill of Lindy's solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927, is reading of his I TODAY that the U.S. Will Aid French In Indochina By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON-This is one recognized those queer moments when the i f real news and _the news on _the st exploits in his autobiography. Seri- alized in a magazine last year, a fuller version in book fdrm has story has been sold to the films for more than a million dollars. v i i.-11- and that government can channels, 2V4 billion j make its own decisions. emerged from a Garbo-like seclu- dollars worth of government-held stocks would relieve the market of much of the overhanging surplus which now depresses the market. "The Congress should not return to the philosophy of scarcity that was tried rind found wanting in the Benson said. "To be pros- perous, the farmer must produce." The secretary said he could not agree with the "pessimistic view" of some that the 17 per cent drop in farm prices in the past three AII J.ai in iij uic yaai. UI-LCC sion of more than four years, made years is the harbinger "of a gen- a rather unusual speech, smiled, era] depression." shook hands and then retreated! "The latest price report of the again to his panen, Conn., home. department issued last Friday Lindbergh has managed to make showed a widespread improvement, imseK so unknown to the public averaging 4 oer cent from The British dismissed the pleb- iscite proposal as a ridiculous sideshow designed to hide Russia's refusal "to let the Germans choose their own government. To the Americans it looked as if Molotov was filibustering. Russia Offers Trade Pad it r------s avciagLug i yci went, num mm- does-go i November to Ben- whexe front pages tend to diverge. Con- r. gress is wrestling with the Brick-r er amendment. The pressing a massive gram. In Berlin, Molotov is talking sweet. So we are told every morn- V i iiuvcjuuci t.u iiuu tJrtiii, Without j son told the legislators. "There is much reason to believe Ithat the aSricultural Price adjust- "le I ment to peacetime conditions is teem- j largely behind us, providing that New .V1LU U1C rp- o ua, yj u V luiilg UJdL White House is Square, registered and j a high level of economic activity legislative pro- w.ent room> wlth no one maintained in this nation. giving them a second look. ing. What we are not told, is that another major Asian crisis is quite probably on the way. So far as j "pioneering achievements in flight large, iand air navigation." i Wile JOD 3i America is concerned, this unattractive, uncomfortable fact j seems to be regarded as one of the secrets of the National Security Council, where the new Asian cris- is is being anxiously and contin- recognized him. Even fewer were uously discussed. The measure of the gravity of j the crisis is given by the character T. of the proposals that are now be-LA01" takes satisfaction fore the NSC. Reportedly, the ,at.-no recognizable" photograph cision has already been taken to him has been taken in more aid the French in Indochina, where wan seven years. He has told the crisis centers, by sending them I "e was driven to avoid 400 mechanics and maintenance I Photographers after he and Mrs experts from the American Air! Lmdbergh were followed abou Force units in the Far East. ThelNew York in 1947 bv rude number is not large. But surely I curious passers-by, there is great significance in this i The pictures of Lindbergh most decision to send American troops j frequently reprinted were taken in to Indochina, not for training pur-ithe decade following his transat- poses, but to assist directly in the i lantic flight. He had come to address the In-1 cultural prices and agricultural in- stitute of the Aeronautical Sci- comes will be maintained fairly ences, and to receive the institute's I close to those of 1953." Daniel Guggenheim Award for Time, Please, MacGillivray SANTA FE, N. M. MV-Secretary of State Beatrice Roach says she is going to have to explain a bit of civics to Angus MacGillivray of Algodones. She says the Sandoval filed as a treasurer and state corporation commission- er, and election law just won't stretch that far. MOSCOW The Russian gov- ernment today offered to place con- tracts worth four hundred million pounds sterling, with British industries for delivery "For 1954, we believe that agri- j from 1955 to 1957. "He even ate and drank a American Army 'officers the source said. Some of his hosts did not know whom they enter- tained. Some knew all too well. It also was revealed that at the time of Beria's execution, Dec. 23, Rastovorov made contact with American Army agents who shad owed him continually and sounded them out on changing sides. Wanted Badly Much as the Army wanted-him, it moved cautiously until Rasto- apparently in panic at per- sonally delivered orders to go the agents on the telephone and asked them to pro- tect him as a political refugee. The unit then had no choice but ;o grant his request for a flight to freedom, the source said. The news apparently came as a Shock to the defunct Russian mis- sion of about 35 men still in Tokyo. week they filed an angry pro- Killed in Accidents in Year CHICAGO is the tremendous price the nation paid for accidents in 1953: Killed: Injured: The cost: The bill was added up today by the National Safety Council. It noted that the 1953 accident death toll was 1.000 below the 1952 total. But it also noted that it was more than three times as great as the toll of American dead during the entire Korean War. The motor vehicle held its place as the No, 1 accident killer. Traf- fic deaths numbered That was a gain of 300 or 1 per cent over 1952. The traffic total was the thirc! largest in history, exceeded only in 1937 and 1941. Fatalities in home accidents' numbered a decline of Accidental deaths at work were unchanged at Ned H. Dearborn, president of he council, said, "No civilized nation can long endure this tragic and disgraceful waste of man- sower and resources from acci- dents that are avoidable." There were some relatively >right spots in the otherwise grim irray of statistics. The 1953 death rate for acci- dents of all types was 60 per population. That was the owest on record. Nevertheless, one out of every 6 persons in the United States Ike Expresses Growing Alarm Over Indochina By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON Eisen- hower administration showed grow- ing concern today over the situa- tion in Indochina, where Commu- nist-led rebels are pressing a new assault in a war that has dragged on for eight years. President Eisenhower told his news conference yesterday he the battle as critical in the sense that there is some lack of enthusiasm for it. Later he put out a clarifying first such explanation of a news confer- ence remark since he took office a uffered ear. a disabling injury last year ago. The statement said he meant no The traffic deaths were reflectioni on the Indochinese who _ __ ecorded during a year when the combatting Communism. It da and resuramg cairt no tn nf District Court Jurors Out For 23 Hours All-Night Session Rare Occurrence In Local History By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Stiff Writer After deliberating almost exact- ly 23 hours, a District Court jury this morning acquitted 32-year-old Norman Henze, 1057 E. 4th St., a charge of first degree man- slaughter. The verdict finding the defend- ant not guilty was returned at a.m. after one of the longest jury deliberations noted in District Court-here in many years. Clerk of Court Joseph C. Page said that he recalled an instance a number of years ago when al- most 27 hours were required be- fore a jury reached a decision but could remember no time in recent years when a jury remained in its chambers overnight. Represented by H. M. Lamber- ton Jr.. Henze was charged in connection with the death last Sep- tember of a man with whom he was alleged to have been involved in a fight. Henze had pleaded self- defense. County Atty. W. Kenneth Nissen represented the state in the mat- ter. Ask Instructions Twice The seven women and five men who sat On the Henze case retired to the jury room at a few minutes before a.m. Wednesday. Twice they returned to the courtroom for additional clarifi- cation of Judge Karl Finkelnburg's instructions and it was soon after the second appearance before the court that the verdict was reach- ed. Many of them visibly affected by their all-night deliberations, the jurors filed into the courtroom at a.m. after notifying the bailiffs that a verdict had been reached. Jury Foreman A. M. Goergen, 351 W. Wabasha St., read the ver- dict which was then presented to the judge and clerk. The court inquired whether the verdict was the unanimous decision of the 12 members and each of the jurors nodded in assent. They were thanked by the court for their service and dismissed. reported that between 10 and 20 ballots were taken before the final verdict wts reached. "I know there were more than 10 but I lost count and the ballot slips were torn up so I couldn't say just exactly how many ballots actually were one juror reported. He said that there had been comparatively substantial division, of opinion among jurors during the deliberations and added that it was not a matter of a single juror dis- senting. The jury was taken, in the charge of bailiffs, to lunch at noon Tues- umber of on the road standard Soviet charge when one this offer was transmitted in a Iof tneir agents deserts. Hear Address More than persons assem- bled to hear the famed flier. But for his position in the center of the head table, few would have struggle there. Nor is this all. One of the offi- cial projects now before the Na- tional Security Council calls for giving the French in Indochina all- out American air and naval sup- port. In the same context, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Ad- miral Arthur Radford, is authori- The Lindbergh of today has a round, full, almost face. He is stouter than of old, but not fat. His hair line has' receded half- way back across the head. Detroit born, Minnesota reared Charles Lindbergh took easily to fame, despite an inborn shyness, when it was thrust upon him on to have arrival in Paris May 21, 1927. nln rilon nf nnmt'.lKlA.AltAJ. tv- _ ed his old plan of a naval blockade of the China coast.' There is no prospect, at present, that such drastic steps will actually be tak-! (Continued on Page 13, Column 2) i ALSOPS Wisconsin's Oldest Resident, 111, Dies VIROQUA, Wis. (.W-Little Mary Jane Taylor, Wisconsin's oldest resident, died Wednesday at a hos- pital here at the age of 111 years. His modest behavior in months of travel to many countries contrib- uted to American His courtship of Anne Morrow, their marriage in May 1929, the birth of their son Charles Jr. in 1930, were events the whole world read and talked, about. Then came the kidnaping and slaying of 21 month old baby Charles, the arrest and trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, and the retirement of the Lindberghs (Continued on Page 10, Column 5) LINDBERGH memorandum handed by Ivan G. "e Soviet minister of; to a delegation of 321 British private business men who j are visiting Moscow. The offer concerned a large va- riety of equipment including tank- ers, small cargo ships, industrial plant equipment, small electric power stations as well as railroad equipment, floating docks, fish car- riers and steam boilers. Accompanying the memorandum j the Russians handed over a detail-1 ed breakdown of equipment they j said they could use. I "number of the> traveled reached an all-time high Thus, the death rate per 10' million vehicle miles was estimat ed at lowest rate on record Traffic accidents resulted in about nonfatal injuries Falls brought death to persons, 1 per cent fewer than in 1952. Burns cost lives, a per 'cent decrease. Firearms fatal -ities rose 4 per cent to uilty, Your Honor HOUSTON, Tex. Robert James Franks, 17, pleaded guilty to car theft before Dis- trict Judge Langston G. King and received five years for stealing six cars. King, noting the youth was wearing remnants of a military uniform, asked: "Are you a "No, sir, Franks re- plied. "This is the first trouble I've ever been in." Europe's Worst Cald Wave in seven years added to the enjoyment of these Dutch skaters who were lined up for the start of a "sailing on ice" event on the frozen Wormerveer Lake, north of Amsterdam, on Sunday. Strong winds brought speeds up to 50 miles per hour for the skaters (AP Wirephoto) Drownings were unchanged al Accidental deaths showed an in- crease among the new generation 5 to 24 years old. There was no change in the 25 to 44 age bracket. Decreases were shown for children under 5 and adults over 45. The estimated economic loss of covers both fatal and nonfatal accidents. It includes wage losses, medical expenses, in- surance costs, production delays, damage to equipment and prop- erty. Last year ended with traffic deaths on the upswing. The Decem- ber total was That was 6 per cent higher than in December 1952. 21 Who Spurned J.S. Attend Chinese Year Party referred to "a number of people in Indochina who have not committed themselves to the strug- gle." The President's comments came against a backdrop of reports that France, bearing the brunt of the battle for the free world, is seek- ing 400 or more B26 attack bomb- ers and mechanics to keep them flying. There also were reports from authoritative sources that a least a dozen C119 Flying Boxcar: had been lent by the United State; to the French in Indochina. In Hong Kong yesterday Civi Air Transport, an American-ownec airline which grew out of the vol unteer Flying Tigers of China fame announced some of its American wlots, under contract with the French, would fly the U.S.-loaned "119s. There was neither denial nor confirmation from the President, the Pentagon and the State Depart- ment on reports that some 125 U.S. Air Force technicians are' at work n Indochina. These 125, it was aid, are members of the Military Aid Assistance Group (MAAG) :tationed there. WEATHER PANMUNJOM FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and ,ble cloudiness and continued ather mild tonight and Friday, .civ tonight 30, high Friday 40. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: MV-Twenty one Maximum, 42; minimum, 28; Vmencans who spurned 42; precipitation, none; sun omeland for Communism attend- sets tonight at sun rises to- d a Chinese New Year's party morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Max. temp. 39 at a.m. to- day. Low 31 at a.m. Broken layer of clouds at feet, visi- bility 15 miles with wind from west northwest at 18 miles per hour. Barometer 29.87 rising slowly and humidity 72 per cent. 'ednesday night at Kaesong. Communist correspondent Wil- red Burchett said a number of orean and Chinese girls attend- d the party, and there was plenty Chinese wine. 'I think they will be leaving oon" for Red China, Burchett aid. sideration of the evidence for a brief period asked for a review of the court's instructions at p. m. Questions Asked At that time Goergen told the court that "there seems to be sev- eral questions in the charge that are not clear in the minds of sev- eral of the jurors." The foreman said that some of these questions pertained to the matter of whether there .had been any reference made in the charge as to probation for the defendant if a verdict of guilty were re- turned. The court replied that the jury was not concerned with the matter of sentence that might be imposed or in probation. He emphasized, that it was not within the province of the jury what sentence might be imposed. The jurors went for dinner Wed- nesday evening and then remained in the jury room throughout the night. Mr .and Mrs. Henze and several (Continued on 3, Column 1) NOT GUILTY Committee Votes Alaskan Statehood WASHINGTON The Senate nterior Committee voted, 14-1, to- day to approve a bill to admit Alaska to statehood. Chairman Butler (R-Neb) told eporters the official report will ie delayed for a few days to in- orporate amendments to the bill' letermined by the full committee oday.- As soon as those amendments can be fitted into the legislation, he said, the Alaska bill will go on the Senate calendar along with the Hawaii statehood bill which was approved by the committee last week.   

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