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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Colder Tonight, Cloudy On Sunday Sell Unneeded Items With Want Ads NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 65 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES Ignore 'Gloom Ike Advises Americans Expects Business Dip to Run Natural Course, Recover By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Ei- senhower has advised Americans to ignore "prophets of gloom" and has promised them a "big brother partner in the federal govern- ment." Addressing a cheering throng of more than at a GOP box sup- per last night, Eisenhower sailed into Democratic predictions of hard times, saying "The United Farm Recession Spread to City, Truman Charges Raps Income Tax Cut as Rich Man's Relief Measure NEW YORK Presi. dent Harry S. Truman said last night that "The recession that started on the farms last spring spread to the city a depression woulc He scoffed at the has already do likewise.' miracles" he .said were promisee by the Republican party. In a speech before the Ameri- States doesn't need to fall." cans for Democratic Action, Tru. And he emphasized he wants to man said, "I don't think there is Struggling Valiantly to get out of her overnight prison is one of the cows in the Wilbur Dierker farm near Warrensburg, III. She didn't make it this trip, but as soon as Dierker broke out some more of the concrete block siding on the former well pit, out she came. The cow fell through a two-foot square opening in the top of tie well pit sometime last night. Cow was apparently unharmed by her experience, thougli Pepper the family dog seems concerned for her welfare. The hole she fell through is partly visible at left. (AP Wirephoto) Condition of Pope Continues Grave By FRANK BRUTTO VATICAN CITY Pius "a moderately fair" night. conduct the presidency under the Constitution "in the same general form" as it now stands. He spoke only 12 minutes. In that time he took on two sets of like former Presi- dent Harry S. Truman, who say the country is now in a recession, and those who have been calling amendment any necessity for a depression." "One thing is clear by now after a year of the Eisenhower adminis- Truman said, "and that is the Republican party is not made up of miracle workers. I have been watching and waiting for those miracles to hap- pen that we were promised back in 1952, But there is something for a constitutional m__ that would limit the scope of I wrong somewhere treaties and give Congress a slight delay in the miracle control over international agree- business." Truman ripped into the present administration's income tax cut, terming it "a rich man's tax relief measure if I ever heard of one." "It seems to me strange that the President's economic report says that there is no real reces- ments. "We don't have to listen to the prophets of gloom who say we are going into this or that kind of stumble or he declared as the crowd cheered. Then, without mentioning name Sen. Bricker whose constitutional amendment on treaty powers he has opposed, Eisenhow- er said: Protect Constitution 'We must make certain that the Truman continued, but that we are not prosperous enough or sure enough of the future to increase the minimum wage." Income Level Down genius Constitution and ourj level farmer nottops r SSM it shall belong to those who __., come after us in the same general I form that it has been received by uake Wrecks in Mexi s Bricker, who had preceded Ei- senhower to the speakers' plat- A Vatican spokesman, Msgr. fprm, touched off a roar of laugh- XII shows symptoms of a very [Angelo Dell'acqua of the secretary iter when he alluded to the "family slight improvement, but "the state of state's office, said there was of general weakness his j hope the enfeebled pontiff, 77, private doctor announced today. might be able better to take some The Prof. Riccardo j nourishment. Galeassi-Lisi, said the Pope passed TODAY Committee System 'or ssia By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON defection of Yuri Rastovorov, the young Rus- sian who chose freedom in Tokyo, The Pope's down food has caused anxiety. To help maintain his strength, he has been fed intravenously. In Bed Since Jan, 25 The Rome newspaper I! Tempo said the Pope, the spiritual leader of 400 million Roman Catholics throughout the world, had not left his bed in his third floor apartment in the Vatican Palace since he was stricken Jan. 25. He tried to rise once or twice, the newspaper j said, but was too feeble to do so. Prof. Galeazzi-Lisi, in issuing Friday, the first bulletin he had ever released on the Pope's health, troubles" he said the Republicans have had. "My Republican friends, I like he declared. The crowd howled approval. Bricker said there had been "honest differences of opinion" but that the GOP has "a singleness of purpose." national wealth is being distributed in reverse, from the poor to the Truman spoke to a nationwide (CBS) radio audience as well as to the more than persons at the ADA banquet in the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel. The former President called the GOP search for Communists in government "one of the biggest hoaxes ever, attempted in Ameri- can history." "When the Republicans took Mrs. Romelle Roosevelt and her husband, James Roosevelt, sit at the counsel table and ignore each other as they wait the start of the afternoon session of a hearing in Pasadena, Calif., Superior Court Friday on her petition for SJ.SOO monthly temporary support. Standing between them is Roosevelt's attorney, Samuel B. Pieone. (AP Wirephoto) "Let me make one thing j over the government on Jan, 20, he said. "There is not now nor there be, any split in the Re- publican party." The President's brief sally against those who predict a further economic downturn was in line with repeated statements by ad- ministration and Republican party he said, "if there were any Communists in the government service they were very, very few indeed." Truman accused Republican campaigners in 1952 of lying about the Communist menace. And when they took office, he said, they Fire Kills Mother And 7 Children SPRINGFIELD, Mo. raced through a four-room frame house here early today, killing seven children and the mother of four of the youngsters. i Neighbors told of watching helplessly while the panic-strickea children ran through the home, seeking to escape the flames, revealed a hope that it would be without serious trouble. possible soon to "repeat particular j Vice President Nixon said that x-ray examinations" of the stom-1 failure to carry out the President's leaders that the country is under- "Ir.cked the courage" to admit it. going no more than an adjustment "We can be against Communism which will run a natural course i without being dishonest about ach and other nearby organs. is a minor episode in a big process. Throughout the night Dr Paul With an unorthodox passion forlNiehans, a Swiss specialist in dis- prints competition j orders and diseases of the aged. apparently remained in the Pope's apartment. Another physician, called in Fri- day, is a noted Italian general practitioner, Dr. Cesare Frugoni. Tranquil Night In St. Peter's Basilica, Romans and pilgrims from other cities prayed for the 77-year-old spiritual with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Army Intelligence has claimed that Rastovorov was woo- ed by its agents. In fact, he was a Beria man, who defected when he got the call home that was pretty sure to be a sentence of death. In the original list of those purged with the late Lavrenti Ber- ia, one of the most significant names was that of tha Deputy program would result in a swing by the nation to the "far He said that if a Republican Congress is not elected in Novem- ber "one of the major reasons will be that the Republicans them- selves are divided." To Lead Free World And in international affairs, he continued, Eisenhower is "the best known salesman" to lead the free world. The audience, some wearing leader of the world's Roman Cath- overcoats against the chilly olics whose light and symp- draughts that cut through the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dek-Items of gastritis remain an un- sports arena where they met, gave asozov. Dekasozov was Beria's in-! solved problem. side man in the Foreign Minis-! Later, the Vatican press office try. His removal was only the issued a statement saying the Pope first step in a far flug had passed a tranquil night. It of Bena men holding key posts i added that improvement noted late abroad, in the Soviet foreign serv- ice. Delicate Post Significantly, B e r i a's MVD agents have not been-replaced by other, better trusted secret police men in the most delicate of all for eign posts the Russian missions to the satellies. The new viceroys have been drawn from the Com- munist party hierarchy. This is the origin of Popoff in w'arsaw, Firu bin in Prague, Pavel Yudin in Pek- ing, and Ilyachev, who is now play- ing an important part in the Ber- lin conference. Cutting the secret police down to itself natural after Beria's fall is in turn thought to be only one feature of a general lev- elling and equalizing tendency in Moscow. The word is going 'round among the Russian experts, both here and abroad, that the Soviet Union is being run by a commit- tee system. The Premier, Georgi Malenkov, it is said, is simply the chairman of the board. These ideas, of a Soviet com- mittee system rule, and of Malen- kov's status as chairman, have al- ready gained the status of political cliches. Curiously enough, the mo- ment when the cliches were born can probably be identified, Polite to Brifish, French For some time now, the Soviets have been showing unusual polite- ness to the British and French Ambassadors to Moscow. The same line has been taken with both French, British and Rus- sians .are- all. "Europeans" togeth- er; that there are no problems they cannot settle between them- selves; that all troubles arise be- cause of the American connection, and so on. The shrewd British Am- bassador, Sir William Hayter, is (Continued on Page 16, Column T) ALSOPS Friday night in his condition was "maintained also this morning." Vatican sources said the Pope is now under the constant watch of one or the other of the physicians attending him. Eisenhower a welcome. minute roaring He grinned as he told them he wasn't supposed to make a speech. Then he said his administration is going to follow Abraham Lincoln's precepts by being "liberal" in all things dealing with human rela- tions and matters-a 017 Crash-Lands in Alaska, Some Survivors Reported ANCHORAGE, Alaska An Air Force C47 crash-landed during a freezing rain in bitter cold weather 75 miles northeast of here Friday and some of its 16 pas- sengers are known to have sur- vived. The condition and number of the "Who is included in the survivors is unknown with the Truman said, "without slinging mud and smearing everyone with whom we disagree." Regarding Eisenhower's state- ment, at a press conference and in his State of the Union message, that government employes had been gotten rid of as security risks, Truman had this to say: "It seems to me that the presi- dential press conference and the State of the Union message ought not to be used for such deceptive practices as this. Who Included Roosevelt Case Won't Go to Trial For Six Months PASADENA, Calif, sep- oo. arate maintenance suit against Mrs. Evelyn Lillard, 30; her four i James Roosevelt, in which his wife children, Linda, 6; Kay, 4; Bar-1 accuses him of adultery with 12 bara, 2, and Johnny Jr., 5 months; women, won't go to trial for six Gary Letterman, 4; Linda Lee Let- or eight months, a judge said The dead were identified as: terman, 10, and Sandra Kay Letter- man, n. The Letterman children had been staying at the Lillard home while their mother, Mrs. Dorothy Letter- man, was at a Springfield hospital with another son who is critically ill with a brain tumor. She is di- vorced from the children's father. John Lillard, 28, the father of the Lillard children, escaped from the blazing home but suffered severe burns. He told police his wife awakened him and told him the house was on fire but he said he did not know, how he managed The administration refuses to say. How was the number arrived at? The administration refuses to say. But some of the facts are begin- ning to come out just the same. "Few of them do any credit to the 'great crusade.' The administration has conced- ed that many dismissed workers were classed as security risks because of personal habits and not UA ijuwitj 11 vi. conservative in money because of disloyalty. Some were i definition he gave a not fired_ but ,esienod wjthniit pver not fired but news conference only a few days Bowing they were cjassiried "n i i i 1 1 i risks. 'U Eisenhower has said he is plan- Anxiety Over the condition of Pope Pius XII increased today as tight-lipped silence at the Vatican gave rise to fears that his health may be worsening. The Pontiff, shown during the dedication of the new North American Pontifical College in Rome last October, has been ill for more than 10 days with a gastric ailment. (AP Wire- photo; ago. He said his administration wi' make certain that every individual has the opportunity to make of himself what he can and will have "a sympathetic partner, a big brother partner in the federal gov ernment." i St. Paul Police Capture Bandits ST. PAUL (.It men be- lieved to be the "trench coat" aandits who have staged 15 or 16 loldups in the Twin Cities since Tan. 1 were captured in a police :hase here Friday night. The pair gave their names as Rex Farrell, 20, a Canadian, and Andrew Berna, 23. They said they were soldiers stationed at Fort liley, Kan., and came to the Twin Cities on "leaves." They are heJd without charge. The two were captured less than .0 minutes after a S65 holdup ,at a Minneapolis filling station. A witness gave police their icense turned out to be stolen detectives potted the car on University wenue. They gave chase and radioed for :elp. Several other police cars con- erged on the area and finally orced the car to the curb. The pair gave up without a truggle, though one of them car- ied a 21 automatic in bis belt. ning to clarify the matter, where possible. But he has expressed doubt any total breakdown can be j provided. impossible flying weather holding a' hospital. back rescue crews waiting but a few miles away to fly into the rugged country 15 miles northwest of Curry where the wreckage was sighted. The two-engined transport plane dropped from radio contact while flying from Ladd Air Force Base at Fairbanks to Elmendorf AFB, 275 miles to the southwest. Cliff Hudson, a bush pilot at Curry spotted the wreckage 15 miles northwest of Curry. Two persons were observed jumping up and down near the stricken craft. The Air Force said the plane had 13 passengers and three crew ture. He was in serious condition A crowded calendar will delay the case, said Superior Judge Kurtz Kauffman, who recessed a pre-trial hearing yesterday after a lawyer tried to question Roosevelt about one of the women, Kauffman ruled such questions will be proper only when Mrs. Romelle Schneider Roosevelt's suit for monthly support actually is tried. Intimate details of Roosevelt's complex financial affairs and his ,_ family's lavish standard of life lasTof were recited in the day-long court i wno escaped from the St. Cloud, session. Opposing counsel will Mtan state Reformatory, ]ast ICO Death, Terror Spread Over 50-Mile Area Doctors, Nurses, Medicines Flown Into Stricken Zone MEXICO CITY UP) A strong earthquake wrecked four towns in the tropical, coffee-growing state of Chiapas Friday, killed many persons and spread damage and terror over an area 50 miles in diameter, a dispatch from Tuxtla "uitierrez said today. Mercy planes were reported fly- ing doctors, nurses, medicines and other supplies to the stricken zone, n the rugged jungle country cen- .ered 70 miles northeast of Tuxtla jfuitierrez, the capital, snd about .00 miles west of the Guatemalan frontier. Communications were disrupted. The first word to reach Mexico lity came in a delayed telegram, rom a newspaper correspondent in the state capital. He offered no estimate of the total casualties or damage, but said the towns of Yajalon, Tita, Petalcingo and Chilon were hard hit by the mid- morning quake and hillsides crum- -led. Seismographs in New York, Bos- on, Cleveland, Pasadena and else- vhere in the United States had ecorded a tremor at about .m. (CST) in the area of Mexico. The correspondent's account ;ave this picture: Yajalon, center of a corn, sugar and fruit belt, suffered most. Markets and other buildings in that town of were leveled. Petalcingo, pop. was vir- tually destroyed, many were killed and hundreds injured. In Chiloa, pop. 600, 24 houses were destroyed and 90 per cent of the rest were damaged seriously. The vilbgers, fearful that other quakes would follow, fled into the open. The town of Tila, pop. reported "virtually M FBI Captures Last St. Cloud Prison Escapee SEATTLE FBI reported Mercy Mission Loses Death Race SEATTLE death claimed the life of an Army offi- cer early today, even as a Coast Guard PBY crew prepared to take off on a mercy mission. The officer, who was not identi- fied, died from an acute attack of poliomyelitis aboard the troop that he went to Mexico last Dec. transport Gen. M. M. Patrick as 122 and returned early ;n the big gray ship churned the wa- i on a trip partly for business and delve further into these matters when the temporary support hear- ing is resumed Feb. 15. Mrs. Roosevelt's complaint names three women as correspon- dents and incorporates a letter, signed by Roosevelt, in which he admits infidelities with nine other women. Since her suit was filed, Roosevelt has denied misconduct with any of the 12. Trip to Mexico June has been recaptured in Long- view, Wash. Richard D. Auerbach, special agent in charge of the Seattle FBI office, identified the fugitive as Robert E. Pingeon, 20, of Laraber- Minn. Pingeon was arrested in a Long- view trailer court late Friday night. He had been doing odd jobs in the Longview area. Pingeon escaped from the re- The question about one of the i formatory with Exadie W. Jensen correspondents, Gladys Irene I and Marvin W, Quernemonen. Jen- Owens, came just after "Roosevelt i sen and Quernemonen were picked. had related from the witness stand up in October. l members, all military personnel.' ters of the Pacific toward Seattle, partly for pleasure. This Is A General view cf Uline Arena in Washington where waters handed out box sup- pers, at each, at the annual Lincoln Day Box Supper Friday. Over Republicans, in- cluding the President and Mrs. Eisenhower, at- tended. (UP Telephoto) "Were you accompanied by any- one on this asked Arthur Schifferman, one of Mrs. Roose- velt's lawyers. The court sustained an objection by Samuel counsel. "Were you 2ne Schifferman. Pieone, Roosevelt's accompanied by and she on occasion burst into tears, brought testimony ranging from the price of her dresses to Roosevelt's assertion that he built up a deficit of in four and a half years. Some of the high- lights: Mrs. Roosevelt said her husband sold, for one dollar, his one-fourth share in business interests worth 'our million. The sale, she said, took place one week after he asked ler for a divorce. "Mr. Roosevelt's financial pic- ;ure began to change after he said ie wanted a she re- marked. Bequests for Children Roosevelt, an insurance man, referred to the business interests old for one dollar as and observed: "I want to leave some of my money, if I ever have any left now, o my children. I guess I'm getting Continued on Page 14, Column 3) ROOSEVELT Suit Filed In Northfield Fire Truck Joy Ride NORTHFIELD, Minn. W) damage suit has been filed in Rice County District Court in behalf of Lorraine Schafert, 25, South St. Paul, one of several girls injured Sept. 19 when a Northfield fire truck they were riding over- turned. One girl was killed. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vivinity General- ly fair and a Little colder tonight Sunday mostly cloudy with mo- derate temperature. Low tonight 18, high Sunday 34. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 40; minimum, 20; noon, 27; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum te.mperature 39 de- grees at p.m. Friday. Low 20 at a.m. today. Noon readings 25, skies clear with visibility of 15 miles. The wind was from the west northwest at eight miles per hour, the barometer at 30.35 and rising and the humidity 62 per cent.   

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