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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Five to Ten Below Tonight; No Letup Friday Watch for Dennis the Menace Contest Details NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 69 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 11, 1954 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Firemen Remove one of three bodies found in the Eagle Hotel in Albany. N. y.; after an early morning fire. Six other guests injured and five still were unaccounted for. (UP Telephoto) Jail Sentence Ends 28-Year Masquerade COLUMBUS, Ohio 35-year-old woman who dressed as a male since the age of 1 and whose masquerade confounded a criminal court pondered the future today as she awaited transfer to the State Reformatory for Women. "There can't be much of a future Violet Marie Bradshaw told a newsman. "I don't know whether I will be able to live it down.' Violet was unmasked as a woman in a sensational turn of events Wednesday after she had been sentenced to a term of 1 to 10 years in Mansfield Reformatory, an institution for men only, on r.n embezzlement charge. Judge Dana F. Reynolds hastily changed the sentence to the Marys- ville Reformatory for Women after Violet's brother, Patrick, protested the person appearing in court dressed as a man actually was a Corlnne Baldwin O Youth Blames Strangling on 'Urge to Kill' CHICAGO ffl A 20-year-old youth, quoted by police as saying "I've had an urge to kill and couldn't control admitted, they said, strangling a pretty high school girl as they sat in his auto- mobile. Police said the youth, Lee Park- er, in a statement related how he had killed Corinne Baldwin, IS, late Tuesday night in a parking lot in the South Shore district. The bruised body of the high school sophomore was found Wednesday morning in an areaway in the rear of a drug store where she worked after school hours. A coroner's physician said she had been "criminally and violently as- saulted." and had been dead since about midnight Tuesday. French Lured Security Pact Proposal Means Fresh Troubles For Bidault By PRESTON GROVER BERLIN K. Molotov's security pact bait, already spurned by the Western foreign ministers, appeared loaded today with con- siderable popular appeal for West particularly for the French. Some nibbling may i develop long after the Big Four conference ends. French observers deemed the Soviet proposal's clause calling for I the neutralization of Germany would mean fresh trouble for For- eign Minister Georges Bidault in his fight to get the six-nation European Defense Community Treaty ratified by France's balk- ing Parliament. The Soviet foreign minister's avowed aim is to do away with both that treaty, which would arm West Germans along with French, Italian, Belgian, Dutch and Lux- embourgers under unified com- mand, and the 14-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization. More Discussion The Soviet proposal for a Big Four meeting with Communist hina and rival Soviet and French McCarthy Won't Pu Punch on Democrats as Vernon M. Bradshaw. Her 'bride" of last August, Vera L. Bradshaw, 29, fled the courtroom after the startling revelation. were unable to locate ier afterward. But Violet told newsmen the dis- losure of her masquerade "must ave taken her by surprise. I tried o tell her myself but I couldn't ;et around to it." Mrs. Vera Bradshaw has two boy 12 and a girl y a previous marriage. There was no pretense in her lasquerade in her native Kenova, pV. Va., for many years, Violet, old newsmen. She said she was j mown there by her correct name, dding: "I started wearing boys' clothes 'hen I was about 7, when I started o school. I have worn boys' and en's clothes ever since. "I worked at home. We had hogs. slopped the hogs. I was out on le farm. I worked with my father, ut I have done women's ooking and taking care of babies. proposals for a world disarma- ment conference were up for re- newed discussion today at the second secret session of the Big Tour ministers conference. Tonight the Westerners enter- :ain Molotov's delegation at a cock- ail reception. Tomorrow the min- sters start discussing the long- delayed Austrian independence reaty. In yesterday's regular meeting at Wesr Berlin's old Allied Con- trol Authority Building, Molotov ffered Europe a 50-year collective ecurity pact in return for expell- ng United States armed forces rom the continent and shattering Young Rejected For N.Y. Central Board Chairman Albert Woolson, Minn., last survivor Union Army of the Civil War, made quick work of blowing out 107 candles on his birthday cake with one hefty blow. The old drummer boy is the last of boys in blue. (AP Wirephoto) woman. Violet appeared in court the Western alliance. He sought to promote a Euro- pean security conference at some time in the future. This proposal was certain to invite hesitant French their opposition to traditional French fears of a revival of Ger- man delay yet more months on EDC. And in such an interval a rising impatience could be expected in the U.S. Congress, which votes the funds that have been the backbone of Western de- fense. To Stay in NATO "I did painting, hung paper and ther odd jobs. My brother came Columbus .in 1947 and worked r a cleaner. I came up in 1947 r a while, then went back to enova. I returned in about 1948, "I worked first for the cleaner, rom there I went to a filling station to work and then I a carpenter's helper. I drove a truck for an ice cream The Hi-Grade Ice Cream Co. was the firm for which "Vernon M, Bradshaw" worked. Violet sub- sequently was indicted on a charge of embezzling from the firm. Violet continued her story: "When I came to Columbus I used the name of 'Vernon' for the first time. I figured a man could Police Lt. John Golden, head of 1 get by easier. I figured it would the homicide division, said Parker be safer to pass as a man and Albert Woolson, Last Survivor Of GAR, is 107 By JOE F. KANE DULUTH, Minn. letter of congratulations from President Ei- senhower was tucked in among the hundreds of cards and mes- sages that arrived today at the .home of chipper, old Albert Wool- son, last survivor of the Union Army of the Civil War. The veteran was celebrating his 107th birthday today. The message from the President read: "My warm congratulations go to you on your 107th birthday. As America's veteran of the Grand Army of the Republic you have special cause for pride and for national recognition on this signi- ficant anniversary. I send you my best wishes for your continued health and happiness." Sitting with a large pile of cards and letters in his lap, Woolson chuckled, "I'm almost smothered in kind wishes." Most of the states were repre- sented among the stack of birthday messages that began arriving Wednesday. Many cards were 'in the childish scrawl of school youngsters. Many were from vet- erans' and civic organizations. had a polioe record for auto lar- ceny, sex offenses and narcotics violations. He said Parker wa.s married and divorced at the age of 17 while in the Marine Corps and had gone AWOL from the Marines. He was unemployed anc lived with: his foster parents. Police said Parker would be booked on a charge of murder. Because of acquaintanceship with Corinne, Parker was seized for questioning when he appeared at the South Side drug store where the girl was employed. Golden said Parker's statement related he and Corinne had driven into a parking lot late Tuesday night and that he and the girl were intimate. He said they quarreled and she tried to get out of the car. "I pulled her back police said Parker related. "I grabbed her by the neck and I choked I put her scarf around her neck, but I knew she was dead." He told police he carried the girl's body to the areaway at the rear of the drug store, where he dropped her on the sidewalk, and threw her coat over the body. The slain girl had moved last Saturday from the home of her mother, Mrs. Julia Wawrzyniak, to be tied down a hotel in the South Shore district, because she "wanted to be in- dependent and live alone." Her mother is employed as a bookkeep- er in the drug store where Corinne worked. work as a man." Questioned about the embezzle- ment, she said: "My mother is sick. She is 65 and is losing her eyesight and has diabetes. It was in order to help the doctor bills and (her deceased) father'.s was helping pay some of them that I took the money." About four years ago, Violet told newsmen, she met Vera and rented a room from her. She continued- "I roomed at her house. I paid my way and she paid hers. It was strictly on a business basis "Vera has two children'by a previous marriage. There was a lol 3f talk about her losing the kids i I continued living there and so we got married. I did it to keep ler from losing her kids. I didn't know it would go this far or I never would have done it, "She began to mistrust me. She asked me, among other things, why I didn't shave." Then, turning to the future Vio- et said: "I gave up the idea of having a of ay own of a family of my own. Families are all right for some people I don't want to Molotov got his answer from Britain and France in perhaps the most dramatic hour of the Big Four conference. Indirectly, it was an answer also to warnings by Secretary of State Dulles that the United States will get out; of Eu- ropean affairs if Europe so de- sires. Bidault and British Foreign Sec- retary Anthony Eden, facing Mol- otov across the conference table, called on the United States to stay in Europe. They said Britain and France choose to remain in NATO, of which the United States is the cornerstone. Dulles remarked that NATO is a defense organization directed at no one. Tax Paid WHh Tub of Dollars, Buckets of Blood DES MOINES Towa (tfl-Ar, irate flad that Some people "might con- Si-'r Kp Last year there were more than such messages. Woolson, who enjoys good health, served about a year in an artillery regiment before being mustered out in the Civil War, His son-in-law and daughter, Mr, and Mrs. John Kobus, live here with kirn. "I'm just beginning to feel like I'm not a boy any said the drummer boy who considers neighbors of 70 or 80 are "old.': Move Touches Off Battle For Control NEW YORK Robert R. Young as a director and chairman of the board of the New York Central Railroad threatened today to touch off a wide-open battle for control of the vast rail system. Young, who controls the rail- road's largest individual stock holding, denounced the present Board of Directors after its action yesterday. In a statement from his Palm Beach, Fla., home, he declared: "The real issue is whether the owners of the properties are going to be made to continue to submit to a Morgan nonownership board with countless conflicting interests or whether they are to enjoy what every honest business under our American system must have if shareholders and the public are .to be served instead of be damned. "That is an ownership board with a strong ownership in its chair. The New York Central owners, I am sure, on May 26 will give the right answer." Annual Meeting May 26 The annual meeting, at which all shares can be voted in an election for a new Board of Directors, is scheduled for May 26 in Albany, N.Y. Young had requested that both he and his associate, Allan P Kirby, be named to the board. After a five-hour secret meeting, the directors announced: "The board unanimously decid- ed that it would be inimical to the best interest of the company-to grant Mr. Young's request." The board said it rejected not only the request that Young and Kirby be made directors but also "Mr Young's insistence that he must become its chairman and chief executive officer.' Young denied he sought to take over the post of William White, president of the Central. "This Morgan Young said, "now seeks to confuse the issue by as- serting that I, the largest known individual stoekholer, desire to substitute myself for Mr. White as chief operating executive. Nothing s further from the fact." Young, 56, has long fought old- Large Arrow Locates Nam Bac, reported main base of Com- munist-led Vietminh invaders threatening the Laotian royal capital of Luang Prabang, underlined, in Indochina. Advance rebel ele- ments were reported along the River at Pak Hou and Pak Suong. The French announced the arrival of 105 American tech- nicians and mechanics at Haiphong, underlined, to help maintain U. S.-furnished "civilian cargo" planes. French Union troops con- tinued cleanup of Vietminh forces in area of Nam Dinh, under- lined. (AP Wirephoto Map) Push Ahead In Indochina Drive SAIGON, thousand Vietminh invaders of Laos advanced today to a point on the Hou River only 37 jungle miles northeast of Luang Prabang, the royal capital that the French and ailing old King Sisavong Vong have vowed to defend. A vanguard of regional troops was within nine miles or less of the town, screening the advance of the rebel regulars of Plans to Ignore Ike's Plea to Soften Attacks President Needs Opposition Aid To Pass Program ,By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (ffl-Fresh sena- torial charges that Democrats had consorted with Communists indicated today President Eisen- hower's advice to Republicans to soften their political blows may be ignored outside his own Cabinet and staff. Reiterating his characterization of Democratic administrations as "20 years of Sen. Mc- Carthy (R-Wis) said he will not change his tactics to win Demo- cratic support for parts of Eisen- hower's program. "The price is too he told a Lincoln Day audience of some persons in San Mateo, Calif., last night. Referring to the Demo- crats, he declared that "We can't whitewash them or we would be guilty of a crime worse than theirs." McCarthy and Sen. Jenner (R- insisting they are only recit- ing the facts, said they intend to continue to do so. Not Far Enough Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell of the Democratic National Commit, tee said at Portland, Ore., that Senators Fear U.S. Backing Into New War WASHINGTON ffl Senators 1 (D-Ga) and Mansfield (D- said today they fear the line railroad men and criticized many traditional railroad methods. He has advanced plans to win back business to the railroads by heavy advertising and promotion United States may be backed into war in Indochina. They called upon President Ei- senhower to consult Congress be- fore taking any further steps to help the French against renewed Communist attacks. Eisenhower Viotminb Division 308, but so far had not opened an attack. The main force of the division, diverted last week from the siege of Dien Bein Phu for the thrust into Laos from north Viet Sam, had advanced 19 miles in 24 hours. At that pace, it was only two days' march from Luang Prabang. I French Union briefing officers (said the objective of the Commu- nist-led forces had not been ascer- tained. The division was with- drawn from the mountains around Dien. Bien Phu, leaving others to maintain pressure, when the rebels found that stronghold heavily for- tified by the French. The garrison of Luang Prabang has been reinforced in the last few days. Military observers spec- ulated that any assault might not come before early next week. and new and better wufoment told his news conference yesterday Aside from the palaces of the diiu new ana neuer equipment. nn Vino arH Prnwn Ssvanc- In a deep, booming voice Wool-i Barred by ICC For years he has sought a voic in running the New York Centra la 1947 he was invited to becom a director, but the Interstate Com merce Commission barred him b cause he then was chairman of th Ohio Railroad. ates for the two 542 federal tax claim with a tub full of silver dollars over which he had poured two buckets of blood, threw the U. S. tax office into a furor here Wednesday. The taxpayer, Robert Friel, 27, of Council Bluffs, said he staged iie dramatic incident to "raise iell" with tax collectors because on this Lake Superior port city hundreds of school children an residents will gather in front o Woolson's home to serenade bin The high school band will plaj and there will be a Paul Bunyan sized cake from which Woolson wiJ get the first piece. The songs and band music will "When I get out of here, I'm going back home. In my hometown, I still can wear men's clothes. I will give my right name from now i on. I read a story something like [thus. I didn't think I'd ever live it.' hearing. But Wool son, who "enjoys people so much' will get the meaning of the sere nade. "God bless he told early birthday callers. "It was so nice of you to come." Alleged Red Truce Violations Won't Be Investigated the construction and investment! PANMUNJOM Neutral business before he got into income I Armistice Supervisory Commission tax trouble, told newsmen the in-1 today declined to investigate U.N. maoces. He said he got the blood from a packing house. He drew the ire of Iowa Internal Revenue Director Frank Halpin, who accused him of defacing U.S. money. But after the Secret Serv- ce ruled that the silver dollars were not defaced unless they were permanently damaged, Halpin agreed to accept the payment. However, he insisted that Friel count it. That took Friel more than two hours. The payment add- ed up to Friel, who said he had been in cident was his way of protest- ing the "harassment" of his par- ents because of his tax troubles. He said his father, F. E. Friel, suffered three strokes as a result. Friel, who has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nom- ination for Congress from the 7th Iowa district, had placed two signs above the tub. One read "All the aerfume of the internal revenue bureau cannot sweeten this bloody dough.' The other bore 'bloody money." the legend charges that the Communists are smuggling warplanes into North Korea in violation of truce terms. An Allied spokesman said the UNC received oral notification that the commission "could; not agree to dispatch three mobile teams" to check the charges. He said the commission gave no reason. Swedish members of the four na- tion commission said they had agreed not to discuss the matter with newsmen. Other members are Switzerland, Poland and Czechoslovakia. petition. railroads o it com Mrs. Rat V. Biesfer, superin- tendent of the U. S. Mint at Philadelphia, lets shiny new dimes trickle through her hands bad: into a chest hold- ing of the ten-cent pieces as she prepared for the annual assay of coins turned out by the mint. (AP Wire- photo) there is no attempt to carry on I King and Crown Prince Savang, any policy in the dark. The President .said every move the government takes to aid anti- the "town is a collection of frail wooden buildings and huts, It lies on the Mekong River. The Hou, Communist forces in Indochina is! ofl which the rebel division carefully calculated to keep the i massed, flews into the Mekon United States from getting in- j north of the town. A jungle pat volved in a hot war there. "What I am apprehensive Russell said in an inter- view, "is getting backed into war through the chipstone assignment of personnel." Russell, a member of the Armed Services Committee, said the com- mittee was not told about the assignment of 200 American Air Force technicians until they were leads 135 miles southward Vientiane, the administrative cap ital of Laos. Luang Prabang has little stra tegic value, but the Reds couk make much propaganda in South east Asia if they could seize i and capture the King or his son In southeast Viet Nam, where French Union troops made a land ing last month to regain a rich on their way to Indochina, He said strip of coastal rice country from then it was too late for the J the rebels, a consolidation of gains committee to do anything. was reported. Army headquarters "There are plenty of mechanics iey could have gotten to go with- out sending Russell added. "There are plenty of me- chanicS in France." announced that inhabitants had returned to their homes since the first flurry of action estab- lished the French beachhead at Tuy Hoa. Many had been ordered The President said there ap-iout of the area by the retreating jeared to be some misunderstand- ng about notifying the committee in regard to the technicians. He >dded that the technicians will landle American provided air- cralt in Indochina, will not be in ombat and are scheduled to be withdrawn by next June 15. State Road Weight Restrictions Lifted ST. PAUL (ffl The Minnesota Highway Department announced oday that all load weight restric ions will be removed, effective at a.m. Friday, due to the colder Truckers, contractors and trans- ortation companies were urged by le department to take advantage f the lifting of limits to do their eavy hauling between Friday and Reds. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and colder tonight. Friday generally fair and continued cold. Lowest to- night five below in city, ten below in country; high Friday afternoon 18. Roads are in good condition, the epartment added, and only a few- est boils were noted during the nseasonably mild F e bruary eather. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 39; minimum, 12, noon, 14; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 3S at p.m. Wednesday. Low, 11 degrees at a.m. today. Noon readings 14, with a Joseph McCarthy Eisenhower did not go far enough when he said he would advise his official family to avoid extreme partisanship. Eisenhower said the times are too serious for such partisanship. Sen, Monroney (D-Okla) said the President "failed to meet the issue." He said, "We don't mind the extreme partisanship, but it is the extreme treason" which he said some GOP speakers have been attributing to Democrats. The President told his news con- ference yesterday he cheerfully admits he needs Democratic sup- port for some parts of his legis- lative program, but he added he (Continued on Page 19, Column 3) MCCARTHY Planned at Badger Ordnance Plant BARABOO, Wis. engi- neers announced plans Wednesday for a 21-million-dollar addition to the Badger Ordnance Works plant at Merrimac to provide em- >loyment for persons. Initial operations on the new line, 'or manufacture of ball powder, are expected to start in September or October, following a six-month construction period. The additions will consist of 50 lUildings, with awarding of con- racts dependent upon progress of onstruction Col, William A. Evans, Army west northwest at 20-miles-per-hour with gusts up to 26, barometer 30.39 rising and humidity 62 per cent. ommanding officer, said former employes laid off because of di- minishing production would be called first to meet employment requirements. During World War II, rocket and smokeless powder was manu- factured at the plant. It was de- activated after the war. but was reopened for partial production during the Korean conflict to man- ufacture rocket propellant only overcast, visibility 6 miles with Smokeless powder'lines were re light-snow showers, wind from the------J opened in 1953. The plant is operated by the Liberty Powder Defense Corp., un- der direction of Army Engineers   

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