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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Partly Cloudy Tonight, Wednesday Fair, Colder Watch for Dennis the Menace Contest Details NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 67 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 9, 7954 SIXTEEN PAGES Cl osin 7 Crossings Proposed Molotov Cool To Plea He Prod China on Korea Big Four Talks Shift Back to Western Zone By JOHN M. H1GHTOWER BERLIN A Western bid for V. M. Molotov to prod Red China into an early Korean peace con- ference was reported today to have received a cool reception from the Soviet foreign minister. As the Big Four shifted tempo- rarily back to their dreary dis- cussion of Germany, diplomats familiar with Monday's secret ses- sion said the Korean proposition was represented to Molotov then as a possible step toward ending the Indochina War. Molotov, they .said, made no promise. Instead he was reported to have stuck to his demands for a big power conference with Com- munist China and for a disarma- ment conference outside the United Nations. Secretary of State Dulles, Britain's Anthony Eden and France's Georges Bidault turned him down in secret as they pre- viously had in public. Secret Session 3te four-hour secret session, first of the two-week-old confer- ence, produced a communique j stating the four had agreed to take up the long-stalled Austrian inde- pendence treaty by Friday at the latest. Reports today were that this was about the only thing ac- complished. The conference swung back to public discussion of German uni- fication today with evidence mounting that it will end in a week Or 10 days without producing any new East-West agreement of sub< stantial importance. Seek to Encl Talks The Western three are coming up to the new problem of how to break off the conference, since it is becoming more more prob- able that nothing can .be accom- plished. Tentatively they figure another week or ten days should be enough, but Molotov may have some talk-stretching trick up his sleeve. Some Russians privately estimate the meeting may go on two or three weeks more. In returning today to the ques- tion of Germany's unification, Western diplomats expected the Russians to submit some old pro- posals in new guises but with al- ways one thing in So- viets do not intend to leave East Germany. Study Position This assessment of the position of Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov prompted Erich Ollen- hauer, who leads the Socialist op- position to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's Conservative West Ger- man government, to plead with 'the Big Four in a statement at least to ease trade restrictions between the two parts of the country. Soundings by reporters among delegates who knew what went on at the secret four-hour meeting yesterday in the Allied Control Authority Building brought only thin results. The ministers did not announce an agreement on the holding of any further secret meetings, a fact taken by observers to mean little was gained. Victor-Christgau was congratulated by Secretary of Welfare Oveta Culp Hobby in Washington Monday after he was sworn in as director of the Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance. The bureau handles monthly payments to about six million per- sons. Christgau resigned as commissioner of tha Minnesota Depart- ment of Employment Security to take the federal post. (AP Wirephoto) Humphrey Charges 'Defamation7 Plot Accuses Etzeil, Summerfield Of 'Collusion7 Youngdahl Urges 'Personalized' Mental III Plan Tells Governors' Parley Research Important Tool DETROIT, Mich. Ufi Federal District Judge- Luther W, Young- dahl told a governors' conference on mental health today that men- tal programs "must be personal- ized according to the specific needs of the patient." The former Minnesota governor, who spearheaded an expanded mental health program in his state jefore becoming a judge in Wa.sh- ngton, urged the governors to 'throw out the window the con- cept of curability and incura- bility." He said mental health I aid to the French m Indocmna programs cannot be based on a would nave to be stepped up above the present program. Wilson replied that he thought Wilson Predicts French Will Win Indochina War Sees No Need to Step.Up Military Aid at Present WASHINGTON (.TV-Secretary of Defense Wilson said today he thought a military victory, rather than a negotiated peace, "would be perhaps both possible and prob- able" in the Indochina War. He was asked at a news confer- ence whether he thought Indo- china might become another Ko- rea. "I see no reason to think it Wilson replied. "The war is going along fully as well as we and the French expected it to at this stage." I He was asked whether he thought mass cure and mass approach. "There is only one kind of pa- ient, but there are .many different it was not necessary to "give aid ieni, nut luere are many ainerem hl fa thjs tf ypes of mental illnesses and i Th' then handicaps. The sick individual in' Tbere was a men our state hospital may have any me of more than 30 types of ill- ness. "If he's a retarded child, the as ypes of deficiency are innumer- able. The program that works for ne type of illness may not work or another type. "I do not exaggerate when I ay that a state system, for ex- mple, with residents must ,.b avo 1A nnn individual nvnffi-omc I j JV to whether help could include 280 millimeter atomic cannon or tacti- cal atomic bombs. Wilson said: "That isn't anything I would ad- Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson is shown during his news conference today in Washington at which he declared emphatically that no American pilots will be sent to fight in Indochina. Wilson told newsmen that a military victory over the Communists with- out direct American intervention is "both possible and probable." (UP Telephoto) vocate at this time. I don't think that is the kind of a place to use them and tne people there don't know how to use them." The defense secretary's state- ment that he believes a military WASHINGTON Sen. Humph- rey (D-Minn) has accused Post- master General Summerfield and George F.tzell, Minnesota Republi- can national committeeman, of engaging in "hitting below the support toward research and train- jjj jjjg of mentai health was stressed by Gov. Anderson I believe that a per.son- lized approach must dominate ny state hospital no matter how nderstaffed it may appear to be." The need for greater financial belt" politics against him. In a Senate speech Monday, Sen. Humphrey declared that Summer- field and "the Minnesota political boss" are in "collusion" to de- fame him in this senatorial election year. When Sen. Knowland of Califor- nia, the Republican chal- lenged the term "collusion" U: Champion Fancy Bombardier appeared exhausted and bored after winning the bloodhound class en the opening day of the 78th annual show of the West- minster Kennel Club in Madi- son Square Garden in New York Monday. The hound, which came close to winning the best in the show award at the show last year, is owned by Tom Sheahan of Torrington, Conn. (AP Wirephoto) Aside from the decision on Aus- tria, whatever may have happened McCarthy Warns Congressmen on ma Humphrey told him sharply take out the word 'collusion' and put in the words 'friendly coopera- Taking the floor on a point of i the "Hastings State "Hospital. personal privilege, Humphrey "Without and this ap- plies to any scientific, business or governmental endeavor we would not be able to determine the di- rection in which we .should Anderson said. "Without training, we would not be able to apply the methods and ideas which develop sponse to a question. Wilson qualified his statement by noting that of course it "always depends on what the enemy does and who shows up as an enemy." Mrs.TschudyCalled Minnesotans participating were iftgf i r State Sen. B. E, Grottum of Jack- If! son; Rep. Howard Ottinger of JCSI'JCClVIIIU III Chaska, representing the Legisla- tive Research Committee; Jarle C If LeirfaUom, commissioner of pub- AOODliOn CllOlTS lie welfare; Dr. Donald Hastings, University of Minnesota, chairman MADISON UPWThe state of Wis- of the Governors Advisory Com- consin contended Monday that Mrs. mzttee on Mental Health, and Dr Doroth Tschudy of Mbany Ralph Rossen superintendent of is more seif.seeking than unselfish said his name had been deliberate- ly connected to a statement by Summerfield announcing cancella- tion of a pneumatic tube contract in the New York City postoffice. The statement, Humphrey said, implied that Humphrey had been responsible for the contract, that it was costing the government one million dollars a year and that two trucks could do the same job for a total of Actually, Humphrey declared, the New York post office has been using a pneumatic tube for carry- ing interoffice mail since 1898, except for two temporary inter- out of research." Faribault Murder Trial Under Way FARIBAULT, Minn. Of) Trial of George Hunt, 65, Rice County except for two temporary inter- farmer, on a third degree murder vals. charge is under way in Rice Coun- Summerfield Statement jty District Court today before a The Summerfield statement had jury of seven men and five women, said the contract had been written j Opening witnesses included Mrs. a result of legislation introduced Mavis Hunt, widow of Donovan S. D. Wl Sen Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis) is calling for the defeat next fall 0: undoubtedly was in the Asian field. any Senate and House candidates American aid for coun- ding with Communist ing of international which the conference was origin- j China. ally called. Addressing a Lincoln Day din- Harrassed by the drain of here Monday nignt wis long war against Communist-led i reblls in Indochina, France is more lconsm senator framed for willing than the United States guests this question he said talk with the Peiping government.' Kuhfuss Brings Action RED WING, L. Kuhfuss, Rochester, has filed a personal injury suit against Martin Hansen, boat livery oper- ator near Lake City. It is on the calendar for the Feb-, ___ ruary term of Red Wing District I Great Britain as a prime example Court. nations accepting U. S. dollars The action is the outgrowth, of an }and trading with the Chinese, argument between Kuhfuss and He said he anticipated that some they should pose for all congress- ional aspirants: "If we send you to Washington, will you continue to vote our money to allies who are using that money to strengthen our mortal enemy, Red McCarthy said negative answers by the candidates "would give America an opportunity to curb Communism that would be more effective than a blockade of the China coast." As he has in the past, he cited Hansen at the Hansen property last September, which resulted in Han- sen shooting Kuhfuss in the leg, Hansen was tried by jury last fall and found guilty of a second degree assault charge. Later he was given a suspended sentence to the state prison at Stillwater. Kuhufss claims that as a result of the shooting he was permanent- ly disabled. The load from the would interpret his opposition to such trade as being anti-Eisenhow- er. "But I am not fighting the Pres- he declared. "The Presi- dent has done a good, over-all job in the year and a month he has been in Washington. But he is only one man and needs the hf-lp of all senators and representatives. Be- ing .so honest himself, he cannot shotgun fired by Hansen struck j conceive of traitors in government, him in his right leg below the knee. I or of being double-crossed." by Humphrey in August, 1950. Humphrey said he did introduce the bill, but only at the request of Jesse Donaldson, then postmaster general. He said the legislation provided for -nothing more than continuing the old contract and providing some additional to convert the tube system from direct to alternating electrical current. Humphrey declared his political opponents were using "gutter" and "big lie" tactics to defeat him in next November's election. He said Hunt, Faribault, who was fatally wounded on the George Hunt farm the night of Sept. 10. Among exhibits offered by the state were the shotgun with which Donovan Hunt is alleged to have been killed. According to the story told au- thorities, Donovan Hunt and Louis A, Jandro, 26, Faribault, went to the George Hunt farm late Sept.10. Gwrge Hunt told authorities, "they tried to rob me." He said he'ordered them out of the house. Later he called Sheriff John the attack was being carried on'Simon and said: "in dozens and dozens of weekly had better come out here newspapers" in Minnesota "week j right away. They're trying to rob after week." 'me and I think I shot someone.' r An Experimental Plane equipped with a ro'tor for vertical flight and wings and a propeller for forward flight'is displayed at Mc- Donnell Aircraft Corp., plant in St. Louis, where it built for military services. It is known as the XVI convertiplane. (AP Wire- photo) in her efforts to adopt two-year- old Jeffrey, her former foster child. Briefs representing the views of the young widow and the state De- partment of Public Welfare were submitted to Columbia County Judge Elton J, Morrison, who con- ducted a hearing on Mrs. Tschudy's adoption petition in Green County Court last month. Asst. Atty. Gen. William A. Platz, representing the welfare de- partment in the case, claimed in his brief that Mrs. Tscbudy places her own well-being above the wel- fare of the boy. The state's arguments are de- nied by Atty. Oscar Toebaas of Madison, who was retained to rep- resent Mrs. Tschudy. In his brief, Toebaas contended that the department has no author- ity to require both a father and mother in adoption cases since the Wisconsin statutes themselves re- quire only one parent. Mrs. Luce Denies Plans to Resign ROME (M Clare Boothe Luce denied today that she plans to re- sign as U, S. ambassador to Italy. Replying to new press reports in the United States that she was about to resign, Mrs. Luce said in a written statement: "Every few weeks since my ar- rival almost a year ago as am bassador to Italy, reports have ap- peared in the European and Amer- ican press saying I intended to re- reasons of health or to take a State Department job or a Cabinet job or another diplomatic post or for another reason rumor- mongers invent which then catches the attention of the press. They are of course all false." WEATHER U. N. Claims Reds Reinforcing Armies TOKYO U.N. Command today accused the Communists of bypassing authorized ports of entry in North Korea to reinforce their armies in violation of the armistice. The Allies charged the Reds with moving warplanes and other combat material into North Korea despite aa armistice clause ban- ning any buildup of combat strength. Maj. Gen. J. K, Lacey, senior Allied member of the Joint Mili- tary Armistice Commission, de- manded a full-scale investigation of the UN charges in letters to the Communist high command made public here today. Several times in recent weeks the Allies have accused the Com- munists of building up their Air Force and ground armies in North Korea. But Lacey's letter lists in detail points where the 1leds have concentrated planes and weapons which the UN contends were mov- ed in from Manchuria illegally. Pope Has 'Fairly Good' Night, Hope For Recovery Rises VATICAN CITY Vatican press office said Pope Pius spent a "fairly good" night and his im- provement continued today. The statement said that the con- tinued improvement of the Roman Catholic leader is increasing opti- mism over his chances for event- ual full recovery. Monday, he rose from his bed and for the first time since he was stricken on Jan. 25 was able Iday is distinguished "by good man- to spend considerable time in an [ners, official dignity and mutual GOP Can Lead New U.S. Revolt, Jenner Declares ST. PAUL Wl Republicans, if they have the courage of the party's founders, can lead a new American Revolution as memor- able as that of 1776, says Sen. William E, Jenner "We, too, have the chance to make a break with an unhappy the senator told a Lincoln Day dinner audience Minnesota Republicans here Moaday night. Jenner said that for 20 years before 1953 the nation had been governed by "an invading army of alien intellectuals who debili- Signals Offered At Four Others; Total of 13 A of C Committee Meets With Council To Hear Railroad The Milwaukee Road crossing safety program for the city of Wi- nona calls for closing 17 streets to vehicular traffic and installing au- tomatic signals at four others. Under the program presented at a City Council committee of the whole meeting Monday evening, the railroad proposes to close all remaining crossings except five: Winona, Grand, Sioux and West Howard streets would get automatic signals. The dump crossing, just east of Jefferson street, would not be changed. If adopted, that would give the city 14 open streets across the Mil- waukee main line tracks 13 ol them with signals, one without (the dump Along the length of the Milwau- kee Road there are now approx- imately 50 streets that run into the main line. Of those, about 5i are presently open; the specific number depending on whether sev- eral crossings in the West End where streets intersect on the crossing are counted as one or two. 31 Now In presenting the Milwaukee proposal, R. F. Spars of the Chi- cago engineering office used the count of 31 crossings open to traf- fic. That's the maximum count. The streets he proposed closing (starting in the East Wall, Chatfield, High Forest, St. Charles, Zumbro, Cari- mona. Chestnut (a private Johnson, Washing- ton, Harriet, Wilson, Olmstead, Dacota, (Sioux at same intersection would Lincoln, Garfield, Minnesota (Howard at thi same intersection would have Wilsie and King crossing.) These crossings would be open (starting in the East Dump (no This crossing is not at a street intersec- tion; it is to be moved as the dump site moves. Mankato, Hamilton, Franklin, Main, Huff, Wabasha, Broad- way, West 5th and Bierce, all signalized. "Indicates new signals. There was little publicly-stated response to the Milwaukee propos- al, coming as it did at the end of a 90-minute discussion, in which city officials, the Association of. Commerce safety committee and Automobile Club Safety Council of Winona representatives participat- ed. Little Comment Only direct comment was by 1st canned welfare, fed to them on assembly lines." "That long nightmare now is he went on. "In 1952 we liberated our country from the enemy just as truly as ever a res- cuing army freed its homeland from enemy troops." Jenner said in contrast to that period, the federal government to- armchair. I respect among true Americans." that the railroad attorney earlier had been discussing installing sig- nals on a ratio of closing 2, signal- izing 1. Instead, said Ellings, the ratio is about 4 to 1. Privately, several aldermen expressed astonishment at number of crossings the rail- road wants closed in return for signalizing four. suggest- (Continued on Page 13, Column 4) CROSSINGS FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy and not quite so cold to- night. Wednesday fair and colder. Low tonight 25, high Wednesday 6 Men Catapulted Into Space When C47 Disintegrates in Air ANCHORAGE, Alaska is it like to be hurled into space and marooned on the snowy wastes of Alaska? Six airmen who were catapulted into tile air last Friday when an Air Force C47 "disintegrated1 in flight told last night of their ex- perience. They were among 16 men on the plane. Searchers have found the bodies of three men. Seven were still missing and hopes they would accident, which happened on a flight from Elmendorf to Lsdd AFB, Fairbanks, 275 miles to tho northeast. But to all six, the first indica- tion of trouble was a terrific down draft that tossed the plane as if it was a feather. Two said they beard an explosion afterward. Hit Down Draft "There was a terrific down draft and then an explosion at one'side and the plane seemed to open up. Then I found myself flying through the air." Airman 2.C. Huey Montgomery, 20, Eldridge, Ala., who was also sitting on a pile of baggage about level with a window: 'All of a sudden the plane Here is what the six had to tell I dropped hard and then came back up again. I heard an explosion and newsmen; Airman l.C. Edward J. Fox, 22, 32. be found alive were very dim. Utica, N. Y., who was lying Among the missing were Lt. Col. on a pae of baggage when disaster W. West-Watson of the British struck- Joint Military Services Mission on j ,.We'geemed to Mt a down the U. S. Army staff at Washing- and next j j found ilf in the air. I looked down saw the plane and some, of LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 48; minimum, is Hill of the Army field forces at Ft. Benning, Ga A deep snow 15 miles to the scene I the crash from the little town! 23; here last night reported it had! and landed." As Airman l.C. Eli Ladue, 20, noon, 41; precipitation, none; sun j found three bodies. sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 47 at p.m. Mon- day. Low 20 at a.m. today, 39, skies, clear with visibility of 15 wind calm, barometer 29.72 steady, humidity 68 per cent. Men Talfe Freely The six rescued men talked free- jAu Sable Forks, N. Y., remem- bered it: "A heavy turbulence just seemed ly with newsmen at nearby Elmen-1 to tear the plane apart. I remem dorf Air Force Base. They were hospitalized at the 5005th Air Force Hospital at Elmendorf after being flown to safety. All dx were suffering exposure, shock and various cuts and bruises. None of them could explain the jber hurtling through space and pulling my chute cord. When the chute opened I was fairly close to the ground." Tells of Blast Airman 3.C. Rupert C. Pratt, 20, Salt Rock, W. Va.: found myself in the air." Airman 2.C. Edward W. Olson, 20, Elkader, Iowa, who was dozing at the time, said he awoke to find himself sailing through the air. Airman l.C. Bobby Sallis, 21, West Helena, Ark., said he found himself projected suddenly into the air after "the plane just disinte- grated.Ir Sallis and Montgomery were'picked up at the site of the wrecked plane. They had joined after reaching the ground and walked through snow to the smashed craft for arctic survival gear and food rations. The other three were sported 15 miles from the wreckage. Both trios constructed make- shift shelters and huddled together Friday night in below-freezing tem- peratures awaiting dawn and res- cue.
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