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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Somewhat Warmer Tonight, Continued Mild Thursday Enter Dennis the Menace Contest Now NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 74 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 17, 1954 are omic Data Thii Is The Nine-Year-Old crippled boy nam- ed Ramu about whom there has been argument as to whether he is a "wolf boy." Medical and psychological men are divided in their views. At left is a closeup of the youngster who has a double set of teeth in the upper jaw, and crip- pled hands. Center he is assisted in efforts to teach him to walk. At right, he drinks liquid by licking it with bis tongue. (AP Wirephoto) Scheduled Tax Cuts in April May Be Canceled Congressional Action Likely In Two Weeks WASHINGTON W Republi- cans on the House Ways and Means Committee were reported today to be planning early action, probably within two weeks, to can- eel about three billion dollars in I annual tax cuts set for April 1. While acceding to administra- tion requests to cancel corporation perity. and excise tax reductions sched-1 uled to take effect then, however, their plan calls for something less i C of C Outlook Cheerful, Reuther's Views Opposite By JOE HALL WASHINGTON ffl-The U. S. Chamber of Commerce, voicing a cheerful outlook for the nation's economy, said today, "It is diffi- cult to see any reason why this country should ever again expe- rience an old-fashioned depres- sion." But CIO President Walter Reu- ther called it "dangerous and un- realistic" to think that "spring and the robins will bring pros- West Resigned To Split Europe BERLIN with a conference stalemate, the Western members of the Big Four foreign ministers resigned themselves to- day to seeing Europe split for years to come by a police-patrolled frontier bisecting Germany and Austria. One after another, in public or in private, Secretary of State Dul- les, Britain's Anthony Eden and France's Georges Bidault reported TODAY Benson Set for FiSht By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP NEW of these re- porters had a quiet talk with Sec- retary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson just after he had announc- ed his politically explosive deci- sion drastically to cut back sup- ports of dairy products. The talk was interesting in a mimber oi ways. Whatever else Secretary Ben son's decision was, it was certainly courageous. The demands for his resignation, which have been some- what muted recently will certainly be heard again, more loudly than ever. A whole slew of Benson's fellow Republicans, like Sen. Milton Young of North Dakota (who was the first to demand Benson's resig- nation) and Sen, Joseph R. Mc- Carthy of Wisconsin (who has been demanding 100 per cent parities and supports) will be howling for his scalp. In cutting back dairy supports to the legal minimum, in short, Secretary Benson showed himself a very lion of political courage. Voice Quiet He does not look like a lion. He looks like a mild-mannered small- town minister. He talks very quiet- ly, in a voice sometimes almost inaudible. But he.also talks with the absolute conviction of rectitude When nothing of importance would be settled at the conference, due to wind up tomorrow. I Two more meetings were set to- day with Soviet Foreign Minister IV. M. Mojotov. The first, a secret session, was for another try at getting together on plans for bring- ing peace to Asia. This afternoon, in a regular plenary session, more talk was scheduled on Germany and Mpl- otov's proposed European security pact, talk which the West now con- siders pointless. The final session tomorrow at the old Allied Control Authority Building in the U. S, Sector will be given over to further discus- sion of the stalemated Austrian independence treaty. Molotov tried yesterday to make more palatable his demand that if an independence pact were signed, occupation troops remain in Austria until a German peace treaty is concluded. He proposed that the Big Four "reconsider" the question of troop withdrawals be- fore the end of >next year. As they had with his original proposal, the Western Powers and the Austrian I 3 Die as fruckr Bus Crash, Burn LA CYGNE, Kan. per- sons were killed last night in the flaming, head-on collision of a Continental Trailways bus and an auto transport truck whose driver was believed to have gone to sleep at the wheel. The dead included Ross Cook, Independence, Mo., driver of the bus, and Russell Gibson, Fort Scott, Kan., driver of the truck operated liy Auto Transport, Inc., Oklahoma City. The third fatality, a bus pas- senger, had not been identified. Eight other persons were in- jured. -Both vehicles burst into flames and a witness said they were vir- tually "welded" together. State Highway Patrolman Bill Gray quoted the driver of another auto 'transport that the one in- volved in the crash was on the wrong side of the road. Gray quot- than a billion dollars in new cuts on other excise, or ssies, taxes not involved in the scheduled Apri 1 change. Several GOP members reported a consensus along these lines after a series of private strategy meet- ings this week by the 15-man GOP majority on the 25-man tax-writ- ing committee. Will Meet Attack They said they thought this pro- gram would help meet continuing verbal attacks by Democrats on a two-billion-do'ilar tax reduction and revision project on which the com- mittee is now completing work. President Eisenhower has urged cancellation of the three billion dollars in tax reductions sched- uled April 1. These would cut cor- poration income taxes from 52 to 17 per cent, and reduce excises )n liquor, cigarettes, gasoline, au- :omobiles, beer and wine, and sporting goods. Eisenhower also has taken a stand against any losses in rev- enue from other excise taxes. But Republican lawmakers and admin- stration officials were reported to >e discussing this field with some lopes of avoiding any real intra- larty fight. Would Reduce Many One plan with some backing mong GOP lawmakers would re- uce all excises now above 10 per ed Glenn Stanley of Stanley, Kan., I ?.ent down to that level, except for that the doomed driver apparently and, had gone to sleep at the'wheel. This would turned down the as another Soviet government amendment 'fraud." Dulles plans to head for Wash ington tomorrow night. He will stop at Bonn en route for an hour's talk with West German Chancel- lor Konrad Adenauer. Molotov was reported planning to leave for Mos- cow Friday. The Soviet foreign minister is ?iving a parting dinner tonight for ie three Western diplomats and selected members of their staffs. Except for possible last-minute developments, which nobody ex- pected to amount to much, this first Big Four foreign ministers conference in five years could claim few gains. Indian Troops in Korea Pledged U.S. Protection SEOUL W) Gen. Maxwell D. ._.....__ Talk that Molotov might come farm "pro" IUP witn a sparkling proposal on ;o on like! Austria in the final meeting to- dampened down four weeks ago, Molotov suggest ed vaguely to Bidault at a dinner party that Russia, with proper in ducement might use her good of fices to help end the French Un ion-Vietminh war that has been draining France of military man- power and money since 1946. WEATHER of his Mormon ancestors. Benson says of the gram, "It just can't go you may not agree with I morrow was dampened down at him, but you cannot doubt his Ia Russian press party in East sincerity. Berlin last night. There are plenty of economic i Prospects of an Indochina wa grounds for his 'conviction that settlement were similarly dim. the present farm system if con-j On his arrival in Berlin tmued much longer, "will lead to' absolute catastrophe." For ex- ample, it has been officially esti- mated that continued 90 per cent support for butter and other dairy products would by itself cost the government in this year alone. But one suspects that there is also a certain moral con- tent in Benson's conviction. He is too mild to say so flatly, but this highly moral man clearly con- siders the demand for rigid high supports an outright political fraud. The nature of the fraud, as he (Continued on Page 7, Column 2) ALSOPS New York Library Using Miners' Lamps NEW YORK (fl_A new lighting system is being installed in the! New York Public Library's book etacks. In the meantime, employes were equipped with flashlights to locate books on the unlighted shelves. But they had a tough time manip- ulating flashlights when their arms were loaded with volumes. The library has found a solu- cosmetics, movie and other ad- missions, telephone and telegraph bills, passengers fares, and other items. A compromise likely to soften or eliminate ad- ministration to re- duce the maximum excise tax level to 15 per cent. The Republican tax strategy conferences were said to have agreed informally on wrapping up corporation and excise tax rates in a single bill to be acted upon _, i by the committee before the gen- Taylor today warned South Korea i eral tax revision project hits the that his 8th Army will protect In-1 House floor dian troops from any attack. j The warning came even as ROK i i n Foreign Minister Pyun Yung rraCTICal renewed a pledge of safe passage! JnL-p for Indians heading home from the! neutral zone. Lt. Gen. Won Yung Duk, provost marshal, warned Tuesday that In- dian troops "will not leave here" unless the ROK government receiv- ed positive guarantees of safety for 76 Korean war prisoners en route to India. He indicated today that he has not withdrawn the warning. Taylor told ROK Defense Minis, ter Sonn Won II that the Sth Army "intends to carry out as scheduled" the movement of Indian troops from the Panmunjom neutral area where they board transports for home. McLOUD, Okla. (B-Curtiss Has- kell Smith and his wife Audrey paid her mother, Mrs. Lena Cot-! ney, a visit yesterday but found she wasn't home. I "We thought-it would be funny! to hide in the closet and holler I Smith 14-year-old He obviously referred in a state- ment for the Senate-House Eco- nomic Committee to recent predic- tions by administration spokesmen that the U. S. economy, which they contend is adjusting after the Korean War, will start turning up- ward about spring. The Chamber said in its state- ment for the committee that so far the "inevitable readjustment" which it said was "bound to follow the end of fighting in Korea" has been "surprisingly easy." Good Signs The committee is making its an- nual study of the President's eco- nomic report, which Reuther de- scribed as a "weak-visioned docu- ment." The Chamber said business in 1954 "will be good by any stand- ards established before but that it probably will not be as "buoyant" as in 1953. The Chamber pointed to these good signs: "Strong sources of in- vestment and consumer demand remain. Consumer income is still high. Business intentions to nvest in new plant and equipment indicate high level of capital in- vestment this year." Discussing unemployment, the Chamber said the Census Bureau eported that unemployment in anuary totaled 3.8 per cent of the civilian labor force. This, i' said, is "in no sense an alarming amount." Report on Jobless However, the Commerce Depart- ment announced last the Chamber statement had been a new method oi collecting statistics indicates that the number of unemployed early last month was more than reported pre- viously. This works out to 4.9 per cent of the civilian labor force. Reuther said there may be dif- ferences of opinion on the serious- ness of the .unemployment situa- tion, but "the problem is real, it fs here now, and it is inexcusable in a country like ours The CIO president, who also leads the CIO United Auto Workers, said .signs of an econom- '.c pickup have not been seen yet .n the automobile industry. The Chevrolet division of General Mo- tors, he said, has just cut back to i four-day week "at a time when hey should be moving toward ugher production." He referred to recent criticism leveled at him by Republican Na- Chairman Leonard W. Hall, Said Reuther: "If worrying about L.. Mrs, Dorothy Tschudy, 29-year-old widow, checks the crib of three-year-old Jeffrey, foster son she wants to adopt, in her home in Albany, Wis, She raothered the boy for most of his life but was forced to surrender him to the State Public Welfare Depart- ment last fall because her husband died before adoption proceed- ings were completed. A court ruling Feb. 16 gave her the right to adopt the boy. (AP Wirephoto) Jeff Return Held Up Pending Appeal MONROE, Wis. more legal step will delay the reunion of Mrs. Dorothy Tschudy and the blond youngster she wants to be her son. "I've got everything waiting for the 29-year-old widow said Tuesday. "I just can't wait until I get him." But the state will appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court Mon- day's ruling by Columbia County Judge Elton J. Morrison that Mrs, Tscbudy can adopt the boy she took into her home at Albany, Wis., only to lose him be- cause her husband died. Both Asst. Atty. Gen. William Platz and Fred Delliquadri, chief of the children and youth division of the Department of Public Wei fare, said they would oppose re- turning Jeffrey to Mrs, Tschudy until the Supreme Court makes a final ruling on the decisoin. Ask Early Decision Oscar Toebaas of Madison, Mrs. Tschudy's attorney, said he would make no attempt to secure im- mediately the custody of the boy jecause it would be opposed by .he department and result in addi- tional delay. Toebaas and Platz hope to get .he case on the spring calendar of the Supreme Court for an early decision. The welfare department said it Crystal Cave Explorers Find New Passages CRYSTAL CAVE, Ky. W) Un- known canyons deep in the earth Allies Would Be Informed On A-Weapons Says Moves Would Strengthen Defense, Economy of Nation WASHINGTON (ffl President iisenhower asked Congress today lor authority to share limited jn- 'ormation on battlefield use of atomic weapons with friendly na- tions. In a special message, the Presi- dent also asked for the right to hare peacetime atomic power pro- information with this coun- try's allies and to give American 'rivate industry a greater share 3 the development of nuclear Eisenhower said these steps would have the effect of "strength- ning the defense and the economy f the United States and of the ree world." The President said the onward ush of atomic developments has ut-moded the 1946 Atomic Energy ct which mistakenly assumed the 'nited States could maintain a nonopoly in atomic weapons for n appreciable time. Monopoly Counterbalanced Counterbalancing the loss of mo- opoly, he said, is the develop- ment of a wide variety of atomic eapons which have "achieved onventional .status" in the armed irces. He added: "The thermonuclear weapons hydrogen bom ght years dwarfs in estructive power all atomic weap- ns. The practicability of construct- g a submarine with atomic pro- ulsion was questionable in 1946: 'iree weeks ago the launching of the U.S.S. Nautilus made it cer- tain that the use of atomic energy for ship propulsion will ultimately become widespread. "In 1946, too, economic indus- trial power from atomic energy sources seemed very remote: to- day, it is clearly ia a matter of further research and development, and the establishment of conditions in which the spirit of enterprise can flourish." The President proposed a num- ber of amendments to the Atomic Energy Act. Security Emphasized He said with emphasis, however, that changes should "make it clear that the authority granted must exercised only in accordance with conditions prescribed by the Presi- dent to protect the common de- fense and security." And he stressed that no secrets are to be given away which would be of military advantage to potential enemies. Under present law, the President by a tired band of Crystal Cave explorers. Great cave rooms, decorated with .spider-like stone formations, were found by three male mem bers of the National Speleological (cave study) Society expedition. boo when she came told J. C. Farri-s. But Mrs. Smith's brother Marvin was the first to j Nationalists Get Ships rptllTTl nnmA PTo hoard a in TOKYO support land- ing craft will be turned over to return home. He heard a noise in the closet, grabbed a .22-caliber pistol and went to investigate. When Smith yelled 'the the Nationalist Chinese navy Fri- wants to avoid any possible chance After three' hours of tortuous of giving Jeffrey another shock, j crawling and climbing they broke which would occur if he were "the explorers' turned to Mrs. Tschudy and then term for the dark world of rough taken away again if the high court ivxsln passages 300 feet below tte reversed Judge Morrison's deci-jsceDJC landscape of the Mammoth sion. Jeffrey now is in an National Park area tified foster home. Yet, despite the delay in regain- ing Jeffrey, Mrs. Tschudy said, "I'm so happy I don't know which boy pulled the trigger, wounding day, at the U. S. naval base at way to turn; I've prayed so hard." him in the elbow. tion: It's ordered 48 miner's head lamps. FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer to- night, Thursday generally fair and mild. Low tonight 32, high Thurs- day 52. LOCAL WEATHER Official observation for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 50; minimum, 26; noon, 42; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow, at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 45 at p.m. Tues- day. Minimum, 26 degrees at a.m. today. Noon 40, with an overcast at feet and visibility of 15 miles, wind from the southeast at 10 miles per hour, barometer 30.29 falling, humidity 63 per cent. Yokosuka, the Navy said tonight. 1st Legal Battle Won The death of her husband. Ver- A Tornado, accompanied by torrential rains, struck the little rural community of Chelford, Ark., early Monday, flattening to the rubble shown here the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Rich- ardson. Richardson, 58, was killed and his wife and their son, Sam, 13, injured. More injured were reported and several tenant houses, a Negro church and school were blasted by the twister. (UP Telephoto) non, started the action by which the welfare department took Jef- frey away from his foster mother on the grounds that two parents were necessary for adoption. But! Judge Morrison ruled the depart-' ment had overstepped its authority j and he granted Mrs. Tschudy's! adoption petition. Mrs. Tschudy has been workin as a nurses aid since the depart ment took the chile she had learned to iove as her own the child she and her husbgnc wanted to adopt. Back in Albany the townspeople are also waiting for the return o: little Jeffrey. It was the friends and neighbors of Mrs. Tschudy who had raised so that she could take her fight for the boy into the courts by starting the "Keep Jeffrey ir. Albany" fund. Mrs. Emma McCreedy, a mem- ber of the fund raising committee, said, "There'll be an open house in every home in town when Je.f- frey comes back." The zigzagging passages opened into larger cave rooms where the strangely contorted stone projec- tions called helictites, rarest of all cave formations dangled from the ceilings. The three Lehr- berger of Louisville, Ky., Russell H. Curnee of Tenafly, N. J., and Albert C. Mueller Jr. of Scotch Plains, N. to their words bounce back from cave walls that never before echoed the voices of men. At the IKE Gasoline Price War On in Twin Cities MINNEAPOLIS w Regular gasoline was selling as low as 21.9 cents per gallon here today, the result of a price war that started last week in the Twin Cities. camp three miles inside the cave, Phil Harsham, Louisville Courier Journal reporter with the expe- Traffic Toll 69 5 After Boy, 5r Dies Under Bus MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota's highway death toll for 1954 was at 69 today, 7 above one year ago, after the death of a 5-year-old un- der a school bus. Bobby Misjak was run over late Tuesday near his suburban Deep- havsn home just after he got off the bus. His helpless father, Walter Misjak, watched the accident from a window of the house. Henry Mueller, 59, Deephaven, said neither he nor remaining school children on the bus were aware it had run over anyone learned of the death from police after completing his'route. Offi. cers said the child apparently slip- ped under the wheels. dition, said the three explorers] Mueller only recently had been pushed beyond "Bogardus Water- cited for driving a school bus for' falls. 25 years without an accident. Rep. Andresen Hopes to Block Cut in Dairy Price Supports WASHINGTON Congress is-1 would permit the support level 
                            

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