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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Showers Tonight And Saturday; Colder Saturday Enter Dennis the Menace Contest Now NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 76 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 19, 1954 EIGHTEEN PAGES arthy ects Counsel. nera Results of Parley Ana Big 4 lyzed Arthur Dan Willson, 25, form- er journalism student at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, tried to comfort his wife, Marjorie, 19, Thurs- day in New York after their arrest in connection with a series of switchblade holdups. Police reported they picked up Mrs. Willson after a pedestrian tipped them that a dash- Ing from the scene a knife- point stickup, passed her money and she took off in a taxi. Detectives quoted Willson as saying he turned to crime three months ago to get money for food. He's also accused of passing numerous bad checks. (AP Wirephoto) TODAY Full Story Of Lost Documents Six Secret, 21 Pub5ic Sessions Held by Leaders Radio Report NEW YORK tfW-Secrefary of State John Foster Dulles will report on the Berlin "Big Four" conference in a nation- wide radio address Wednesday from 9 to p.m. CST. By JOHN M. HlGHTOWER BERLIN Big Four for. eign ministers have concluded 96 lours and 18 minutes of diplomatic battling in their Berlin conference the winner depends on what happens in Geneva and in Paris this spring. The Asian peace conference vhich the four ministers agreed o open in Geneva April 26 will determine whether Korea will get unification and a real peace, and whether fighting will end in Indo- china. The French National Assembly n Paris will determine whether the ROKs Aroused SEOUL Wl South Korea Thursday night angrily de- nounced the Big Four agree- ment to hold a Korean peace conference in Geneva and de- clared'it "cannot give anyone a blank check" to write a peace treaty. spokes- man Karl Hong Ki did not rule out eventual South Korean participation in a political conference on terms agreed to by the United States, Greet Britain, France and Russia at Berlin Thursday. You're Looking at a mountain of government-owned butter part of the pounds which the Merchants Storage Corp. is holding for government at Landover, Md. The govern- ment has 270 million pounds in cold storage. Jim Lucas, left, and freezer plant superintendent Larry Byrne are shown bringing down a carton for sampling today. (UP eeson Confirmed Senate, 45-42 uropean army containing Ger- an divisions is to be Russia fought to the bitter end in the Berlin conference and which still is the keystone of America's plans' for the defense of Europe. Outstanding Issues Those were outstanding among Sovist weeks By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP how far can a politician go in rearranging the facts to suit his own purposes? The question is raised by recent sensa- tional statements by Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownell. Brownell shook the country when he said that he had found in the Justice Department lost documents some of them of extreme importance." One of these was the famous 1945 FBI report on internal espionage, which named Harry Dexter White and many oth- ers. According to Browneli, this document had "never been evalu- i toe answer to both of those resounding "no." The ministers held six secret ses- tte issues at the heart of the grind-1 stood unquestioned and that noth- ing arguments which John Fosterling brought out in lengthy hear- Dulles of the United States, An- before the Senate Labor Com. thony Eden of. Great BritonUmittee had impaired "his reputa Bidault of France ar.d tion for truth and veracity." Some said that he became confused dur- ing his testimony but had no intention not to tell the truth. But Sen. Neely asked WASHINGTON Democratic leaders in the Senate were quietly jubilant today, despite a 45-42 defeat in their campaign against con- firmation of Albert C. Beeson to the National Labor Relations Board. Sen. Hill who took a leading part in the floor fight against Beeson yesterday, said the outcome would "give the Democrats r clear-cut issue which we will undoubtedly raise from time to time' before next November's election. Beeson was confirmed after bit- ter debate. Accused by some Dem- ocrats of making "false and mis- leading" statements during his confirmation hearing, he was given a vote of confidence by all but one of the Republicans present. Republicans said his integrity Legal Status of Judges Pay Hike Bill Questioned Governor's Office Raises New Objections ST. PAUL W) The pay raise for Minnesota judges, re- cently approved by the State Su- preme Court, faced a new legal entanglement today. The governor's office is question- ing whether the measure has any standing as a valid statute because it was not delivered to the secre- tary of state's office within three days after adjournment of the 1953 Legislature. The governor had vetoed the pay raise bill. But Judge Gustavus Loevinger ruled in Ramsey County District Court that the governor's signature was unnecessary to make the bill a law, that the Legislature alone was responsible for fixing judges' salaries. After the Supreme Court approv- ed that finding, on an appeal, Judge Loevinger signed an order directing Earl Berg, commissioner of administration, and William Henderson, revisor of statutes, to deliver a copy of the bill to Mrs. Mike Holm, secretary of state. Mrs. Holm, in turn, asked the governor's office for a copy of it. After James Faber, secretary to iOV. Anderson, had contacted the lovercor by telephone in Washing- :on, be submitted a query to Atty. Gen.. Burnquist, which, in effect, asks: Does such a bill legally exist? Faber pointed out the Constitu- tion provides bills must be in the secretary of state's office within he three-day period after legislat- ve adjournment. Then he con- cinued: U. S. Marshal William Carroll, left, ousts Arthur Owens, right, from a witness table after Sen. Joseph McCarthy called s halt to Owens'courtroom outburst in Albany, N. Y., today. Owsns, a General Electric worker in Schenectady, N. Y., invoked the 5th Amendment. (UP Telephoto) Three Men Seized For Robbing Priest ST. PAUL W) Three suspects were arrested in a rooming bouse here late Thursday hours after a Catholic priest was bound by thugs who looted his home in Morrill, Minn., of more than collected to pay off a church debt. John Tierney, chief of the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, gave their names as Donald Beneke, about 24, Thomas Conroy, 27, and Rodney Carson, 18. They were accompanied by two girls. The group was captured by Mor- rison County Sheriff Titus Plettl and his deputy, Jack Grell, anc ;wo crime bureau agents, Willard Morris and James G. Carlson. Mos; of loot was recovered. Tht four officers trailed the su- "What legal status, if any, do speets down Highway 3 in St. Paul bills lacking the governor's signa and to the rooming house. They V. M. Molotov of the Union pursued for four here. There were at least two other questions of critical importance: 1. Is Russia ready to roll back the Iron Curtain, even a little? 2. Are the Western Powers ready to recognize and legalize Commu- nism's hold over the Chinese main- than one-sixth of the earth? The Berlin conference at least ated by the proper officials in the Department of Justice, but just. tossed into a desk drawer." This i sions and 21 that were fully pub- document, accord-ing to Brownell, contained "many names whose cases should have been followed up by the Department of Justice." Charges Shocking Brownell remarked that he was "terribly shocked" when he made these discoveries, and his charges, which amount at the very least to charges of criminal laxity, are cer- tainly shocking. A good deal of detective work was needed to es- tablish the facts behind these al legations, which are as follows: The 1945 FBI report which was allegedly "tossed into a desk draw er" was based on testimony volun teered to the FBI by Elizabeth Bentley. At the time, a high leve decision was taken to try to "re establish" Miss Bentiey as a Com munist, thus permitting her to act as a double agent. Absolute secre- cy was obviously required for this fact which lends a cer- tain color of truth to ex-President Harry S. Truman's emanation oJ his failure to fire White. The attempt to re-establish Miss Bentley continued for several months after White was confirm- ed. In the meantime, about 100 FBI agents were assigned to the New York area, and a similar number to Washington, in an at- tempt to verify Miss Bentley's story from independent sources. In (Continued on Page 5, Column 1) ALSOPS Man Survives 70-Foot Fall AUSTIN, Minn. Wit- mer, Des Moines, fell about'70 feet from a microwave relay tower today, but escaped serious injury. Witmer is employed by an engin- eering firm. licized. It was the first Big Four foreign ministers conference in five years. The arguments, including pri- vate talks between Dulles and Mol- otov on atomic energy, turned on six major subjects: Here is the boxscore: European Security Molotov called for a 32-nation, (Continued on Page 13, Column 1) BIG FOUR the Senate to help him protect President Eisenhower "against the disgrace of putting a man on there who lied five ..Three Democrats joined 42 Re- publicans in confirming Beeson. On the losing side were 40 Democrats, Sen. Langer (R-ND) and Sen. Morse Hill said in an interview the out- come "showed that the Democrats can stick together on a clear-cut issue of this kind." Northern and1 Southern wings of the party after disagree. The three Democrats voting for Beeson, all Southerners, were Senators Byrd of Virginia, Holland of Florida and Eastland of Mississippi. Before the question of Beeson's veracity was raised, some Demo- Convicted Given Choice- 4 Years or Russia DETROIT Six Michigan Communists tod.ay were given the choice of prison sentences ranging from four to five years or going to Russia. In addition Federal Judge Frank A. Picard fined each of the defendants A jammed courtroom heard Judge Picard deliver a scath- ing criticism of the defendants in passing sentence. The defendants, Saul Well- man, 48; Mrs. Helen Winter, 45; Nat Ganley, 48; Thomas B. Dennis Jr., 35; Philip Schatz, 39, and William Allan, 44, ex- pressud no emotion as Judge Picard delivered the sentence. lacking the governor's sign ure have after that three-day in terval? "If, as provided by the Consti tution, a bill does not become lav by delivery to the secretary o state within three days of adjourn ment, does it continue to exist? Faber .said he would make known whether the governor's office stil has the bill in question after hi receives an answer to his queries from Burnquist. Forestry Students Get Practice Chance FORT COLLINS, Colo. for- est fire near Pennock Pass gave Colorado forestry students a chance to put to use their classroom studies yesterday. The blaze destroyed about 40 acres of scrub timber. It was un- der control by night. The students were preparing for their annual Foresters' Day ob- ;ervance, starting today, when called to fight the fire. Kicked Man Who Died, Woman Says MOORHEAD, Minn, A Moorhead woman has signfed a state- ment saying she "stomped" on a 77-year-old man who later died. i Mrs. Gus Glaser, 44, confessed to kicking and beating Andrew crats had opposed his appointment j Herman Anderson, Fargo, N. D., after an argument at the Glaser on the ground his active career home, Vance Thysell, Clay County attorney, said Thursday. Mrs. Glaser had been charged as a management executive in abor relations would cause him to be prejudiced. Mary E. Stewart, Walwortb, Wis., Wisconsin entry in the 22nd Annual National Cherry Pie Baking contest, shows one of her' pies in Chicago today. Telephoto) the money. The crime bureau chief saic Beneke carried a pistol but th een questioning an unidentified lieutenant colonel and Zwicker about an honorable discharge given ?arlier this month to Dr. Irving a Queens dentist, Refuses to Answer At a morning open session, Pe- ess refused to answer 33 ques- Jons about possible Communist inks, invoking the Fifth Amend- ment against self-incrimination. Peress served at Camp Kilmer. LIe was promoted from captain to major in the reserves last Novem- rooming house. They moved in to make the arrests im- mediately without calling for St. Paul police because they had no radio. Tierney said Beneke had been Dust Storm Hits Western Kansas, Visibility Zero day, forcing the closing of rural schools and hampering highway travel in some areas. At Garden City, visibility was isted as zero. The wind, gauged by the Civil Aeronautics station at 60 to 65 miles an hour, piled up silt on treets and sidewalks here. Several jusinessmen shoveled dirt from, idewalks, much like they do dur- ng snowstorms. Traffic on highways in this sec- ion was at a standstill. One resi been contributed by the fewer than 100 parish families to help pay off his church owes. MorriU is in Morrison County about 26 miles southeast of Little Falls. State Editorial Association Elects ST. PAUL C, Brown of the Waseca Journal Herald discharge after McCarthy had de- manded his court-martial. It was reported the lieutenant colonel declined to answer some of McCarthy's questions concern- ing Peress. The officer said it would violate Army regulations. Then McCarthy ordered Adams' to take the stand, it was reported, but Adams also refused saying he was at the hearing as an observer for Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens. McCarthy later told newsmen Adams asked for time to consult with Steveas. McCarthy then ordered from the room Adams and all the Army officers except the lieutenant colo- nel. McCarthy declared he was try- ing to find out "who is responsible for covering up and protecting Fifth Amendment Communists." He declared he was "far from satisfied" with the testimony of the lieutenant colonel and Zwicker, Revealing Testimony "Gen. Zwicker gave the most evealing part of the testimony re- tarding why men like eress could continue in Irving service after it was known he was a Com- McCarthy said. "The general said all the evi- lence heard here was known by iim and the Array for a long ime." McCarthy's summary of his testi- mony angered the general. Zwicker called it a colored and slanted version "twisting everything he could so that his version of what I said was absolutely not a truthful one." Turning to his aides, Zwicker said: "Boys, now you've.had an The senator said he would give the Army 24 hours to produce all names of Army personnel involved ent reported it took him 15 min-1 today was elected president of the j in Peress' promotion and honor- utes to go three blocks. Minnesota Editorial Association, j able discharge. Numerous power lines were! succeeding George A. Rossman of I "Either the Army will give the own and residents were warned the Grand Rapids Herald Review, names of men coddling Coramu- ot to venture out on foot unless it other officers named at ne said, "or we will take group's 88th annual convention.'jit before .the Senate and attempt were Scott Schoen .of the Redwood i to have cited for contempt those ras' absolutely necessary. At Colby, in northwest Kansas, isibility was restricted to one- ighth of a mile and schools in everal small towns in that area e closed. Falls Gazette, first vice president j responsible for a shameful situa- and Arthur J. Suel of the Prague Times, urer. re-elected treas- with intoxication in Fargo police court and Thursday broke down under questioning by policewoman Mrs. Lucy Hoffman. She said she wanted "to tell the truth. .my husband did hit An. derson and gave him a black eye, but I was the one who kicked him in the ribs, hard." Tbyseil said the statement cleared Glaser, 55, of the man- slaughter charge. Mrs. Glaser is held in jail where her husband has been con- fined since Feb. 5 when Ander- son's body was found on the out- skirts of Moorhead. In her statement, Mrs. Glaser said there was an argument at :he Glaser home a half mile from town after she and Anderson ar- rived there together. She said jlaser struck Anderson and pushed iim out the "door. Mrs. Glaser said she "stomped on his chest" with the heel of her shoe and also beat him with one of her husband's shoes. Anderson got up, her statement continued, and staggered off to- ward town. An autopsy disclosed lung puncture was the cause of death. View Of The Train Wreck at Montreal, Que- bec, Wednesday shows one section of a Montreal- Toronto train telescoped into iie second section ahead of it. One man was reported killed and .scores of passengers were injured. (AP Wire- photo) Dollar Day Bargains Day Saturday Jap Courts Get Right to Try GIs TOKYO tlf> Seven nations to- day signed an agreement giving Japanese court jurisdiction -over off-duty servicemen accused of crimes outside military reserva- tions. The agreement is almost identical to an administrative pact covering American troops in Ja- pan. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy and warmer with occasional show- ers tonight. Occasional light rain Saturday morning, turning colder in afternoon and evening. Low to- night 35, high Saturday 45. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, GO; minimum, 35; noon, 49; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max, temp. 56 at p.m. Thursday. Minimum 34 degrees at a.m. today. Noon readings 49 with a thin scattered layer of clouds at feet, visi- bility 12 miles, wind from the east at 18 miles per hour, barometer 29.97 Stalling rapidly, humidity 54 per cent.   

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