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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Colder Tonight and Sunday Enter Dennis the Menace Contest Now NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 77 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES Blizzard Follows Kansas Dust Storm Subcommittee Senate OK for oses Warren President Eisenhower held a press conference outside of the Smoke Tree Ranch office near Palm Springs, Calif., today to express his full confidence in Chief Justice Earl Warren. (UP Telephoto) Warren Top Public Servant, Ike Says PALM SPRINGS, Calif. Hi President Eisenhower, comment- ing on upevaluated charges against Chief Justice Earl Warren, declared today that Warren is "one of the finest public servants this country has ever produced." TODAY Workers Submit To Tests By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON subject- ed to a lie-detector test, according to those who have had the experi- ence, is a little like being embrac- ed by an octopus. One electric ten- tacle reaches out to measure the perspiration in the palms of your hands. Another grasps your arm, to record the variations in your blood pressure. A third feels for your pulse. A fourth grips you around the chest, and registers the depth and rapidity of your breathing. The purpose, of course, is to de- tect an emotional response, which your words or your face may con- ceal, but which the involuntary re- actions of the heart or the lungs or the sweat glands will betray. In order to elicit such an emotion- al response, a specially trained in- terrogator artfully probes into the private places of your past, and in- to the most hidden recess of your mind. No Legal Standing Your involuntary reactions to this probing process are record- ed in the waving lines of a graph, which you are not permitted to see. The graph has, of cour-se, no legal Eisenhower made the statement to newsmen at his vacation head- quarters at Smoke Tree Ranch in Warren's home state. Eisenhower defended Warren against unevaluated charges made public Friday by a Senate judi- ciary subcommittee, which today tipn on Warren to the full com- mittee. The material made public by the subcommittee included accusa- tions he was once "under domin- ation and control of a notorious liquor and as governor of California knowingly appointed dishonest judges. Speaking to newsmen the Presi- dent declared: "My comments on Gov. Warren will be limited to my opinion my position. "My high opinion of him and my confidence in him was demonstrat- Army Balks at Giving McCarthy Names of Men Senator Gives Officers 24 Hours To Comply WASHINGTON Ml The next move is up to Sen. McCarthy (R- Favorable Action Follows Charges By Sen. Langer WASHINGTON Senate Ju- diciary subcommittee voted today to recommend to the full commit- tee favorable action on Earl War- ren's nomination to be chief jus- tice of the United States. Chairman Langer (R-ND) said the vote to make a favorable rec- ommendation was not unanimous, but he declined to disclose the vote. Sen. Welker (R-Idaho) a mem-, ber of the full committee who sat in on the closed session, told a [whom McCarthy has labelled a reporter however that the vote I Communist. was unanimous. j Wisconsin senator laid down I know what I'm talking Welker said. A furious row boiled up in the subcommittee Friday after un- checked charges against Warren, former Republican governor of The Army has declined to com ply with the senator's demand that it produce the names of all personnel who had anything to do with the promotion and honorable of a reserve dentist alifornia, were placed in the pub- ic record. In Public Record The charges were placed in the sublic record on Langer's order. The four other members of the subcommittee disclaimed any ad- vance knowledge of the plan. Langer said the full Judiciary Committee would meet next Wednesday to consider Warren's nomination. Sen. Eastland first to eave the subcommittee's closed session, said the five-member jroup recommended confirmation if Warren to the full Judiciary Committee, without objection. But Langer later told. reporters ie had voted "merely to refer this o the full committee for Langer said Warren's confirma- tion had been recommended "by majority." Asked what would happen to the harges, Langer said: "They are all in the file if a 24-hour ultimatum Thursday during a New York hearing at which the dentist, Dr. Irving Peress, refused to answer 33 ques- tions about possible Communist activities and connections. He in- voked the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination. Wants Names "Either the Army will give the names of men coddling Commu- McCarthy said, "or we will take it before the Senate and at- tempt to have cited for contempt those responsible for a shameful situation. As the deadline passed Friday night, an Army official at the Stuart Condron, who lives near Lubbock, Texas, inspected his fence during the height of the dust storm that swirled into Texas late Friday. Hurricane-strong winds kicked up the worst dust storm since the Dust-Bowl era in the 30s. Eighty thousand square miles of the southwest were shrouded in a sand cloud, (UP Telephoto) Voighf Named Head of Badger Conservation MADISON Lester Preston Voight, 39-year-old veteran of state service, was named Friday acting director of the Wisconsin Conserva- Department to succeed Ernest Army would have no statement on the demand and would stand on a letter written to the i W. Swift, who resigned to become senator by Secretary of the Army assistant chief of the U. S. Fish unf.er a Robert T. Stevens earlier in the week. The Army has that Peress had Former POWs Tell Of Tortures Reds Used on Americans By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON of those 20th century stories that stagger the imagination and sicken the heart is unfolding in a drab, im- provised courtroom on a hill overlooking the Pentagon. It is the story, as told by men who saw it happening, of a brave man goaded to fury and gradually broken by his Communist captors held previously been promoted ill committee wants to do any- thing with 'Lot of Rubbish' Sen. Eastland had described the harges as a "lot of rubbish." Sen. Vatkins (R-Utah) also had de- ounced them as "a lot of tommy- Langer said that when the full Committee meets Wednesday, he sion but this decision would be left to the members. The nomination, submitted Jan. 11 fcy President Eisenhower, re- quirSs Senate approval. No senator has announced intention of voting against confirmation. At the President's vacation head- quarters in Palm Springs, Calif., yesterday. Press Secretary James C. Hagerty declined to discuss the developments. At a meeting yesterday, called by Chairman Langer the subcommittee pubicly spread on the record charges it said it had received. Among these were alle- from captain to major prior to his lonorable discharge Feb. 3 in ac- i cordance with the law. the Peress was to have been re- turned to civilian status in the spring, but he was let out earlier at his own request and with the Army's approval. Peress, now practicing dentistry was Me- ed by the fact I nominated him to gations that Warren had followed one of the highest offices in the i the Marxist line, had appointed dis- honest judges to office, and had been tinder the control of "a no- land. "Every contact I have had with him in Washington has served to bear out my confidence, "I think he is one of the finest public servants this country has ever produced. "Of course I have no further comment because I can't think of anything further to say." Judge Reis 'Not Inclined to Resign' MADISON Judge Al- vin C. Reis, whose resignation is sought by official groups of the Dane County Bar Association said Friday night he did not intend to Reis entered a hospital Wednes- day after being absent from his court. The absence allegedly caus- ed a mistrial and the torious liquor lobbyist." Read Into Record At Langer's direction, subcom- mittee counsel Wayne Smithey read into the record a summary by the subcommittee staff of 10 charges made by persons who op- posed Warren's nomination. Smithey said the staff had not tried to establish the truth or fal- sity of the charges but only listed those which, if. true, "would ap- pear to be within the investi- gatory jurisdiction of the commit- tee.'" standing whatsoever as evidence. executive committee and board of The story starts in the Central! governors voted to ask Judge Reis Intelligence Agency, the super-sec-1 resign. Four Madison attorneys, ret, super-sensitive cloak-and-dag- ger outfit. The lie-detector was in- troduced into the CIA about five years ago, on a limited basis. It was introduced for two reasons, both entirely sensible. In the first place, penetration of the CIA is undoubtedly the first priority objective of the intelli- gence components of the Soviet MVD (and vice versa, for that Thus in any intelligence agency, it is not enough to believe that the key officials are loyal. It is necessary to know. In the second place, the half-doz- en or so top officials in the or any intelligence agency know a great deal too much. They have to. In any intelligence agency, the work is compartmentalized below (Continued on Page 16, Column 1.) ALSOPS mem- bers of the association, came to the defense of the jurist and said they would work against the re- quest for resignation. Twister Injures 5 In Mississippi HATTIESBURG, Miss. W) The state highway patrol reported at I least five persons were injured early today when a tornado ripped into the town -of Sumrall, Miss., about 15 miles northwest of Hat- tiesburg in Lamar County. The tornado struck at a.m. Later a tornado struck six miles west of Laurel, Miss., causing con- siderable property damage, the highway patrol said. Chairman William Langer, presided Friday at a session of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, making public a staff summary of charges it has received against Earl War- ren's nomination as Chief Jus- tice. Sen. Arthur Watkins, (R- shouted that the charges were "tommyrot" and objected to a public session for their disclosure. Langer insisted that it was "the public's business." (AP Wirephoto) in Elmhurst, Queens, N.Y., called to a hearing before Carthy, the only member of the seven-man Senate investigations subcommittee present. He is chair- man of the group. 'Hurry-Up Discharge' McCarthy said Peress had been given a "hurry-up discharge" and that records "available last April showed he was a Communist par- ty leader." In the letter to which the Army official referred, Stevens said Mc- Carthy's suggestion that Peress be recalled to stand court-mar- tial on charges of conduct unbe- coming an officer was "impracti- cable." Stevens said he knew of no way to reverse separation of an officer from the service, an action he said is final. Rail Injury Verdict Set Aside AUSTIN, Minn. Ltl District Judge A. C. Richardson today set aside as "not justified by the evi- dence" a verdict returned last December by a Mower County District Court jury in favor of an Oelwein, Iowa, railroad worker. Judge Richardson granted a new trial on motion of the Chicago Great Western Railroad in the ac- tion brought by James E. Briggs, former fireman for the railroad. Briggs contended he became blind in May, 1949, 11 months after suffered a bump on the head while working under a diesel loco- MOtive in Oelwein. The railroad contended the blindness resulted Tom a nsglected case of diabetes. The December trial was the sec- ond of the case. After a jury awarded Briggs in Febru- ary, 1951, the railroad won a new trial from the state Supreme Court on the ground there were errors in procedure during trial. Briggs was represented by ene Rerat, Minneapolis, and Hugh ?lunkett Jr., Austin, and the ra_il- road by Paul J. McGough, Min- neapolis, and B. E. Hughes, Austin. Boat Seizure Charged TOKYO Japanese For- eign Office charged today that a and .Wildlife Service. Voight, a labor specialist, ha served as acting director durin the most recent absences of Swif The interim appointment climax ed an afternoon in which the com L. P. Voight had entered the lield of administration to supervise action on trout management handed the problem back to the department along with a unani mous endorsement of the contro trout management policy. However, the commission attach ed to its approval a proviso that this year's plan for allocating le- gal-sized trout to the state's five areas follow last year's pattern un- il a new plan can be developed. 6 Michigan Reds Refuse Chance To Go to Russia Japanese patrol upon and seized boat by a was fired South Ko- rean Coast Guard vessel. The incident occurred west ioje Island at the south tip the Korean Peninsula. DETROIT Six Michigan Communists, convicted of con- spiracy against the govern- ment, Friday turned down a chance to go to Russia rather than serve four-to five-year prison sentences. The six defendants termed the offer by a federal judge "A play for headlines." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy, turning colder tonight. Sunday partly cloudy and colder. Low tonight 26, high Sunday 35. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 59; minimum, 35; noon, 46; precipitation, .16: sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Cehtrat Observations) Max. temp. 56 at p.m, Friday. Low 40 at a.m. to- day. Noon readings temp. 43, overcast at 600 feet, visibility one mile with light drizzle and fog, wind calm, barometer 29.48 and falling, and humidity 95 per cent. load of abuse, pain, hu- and physical wretched- miliation ness. Frank H. Schwable, a flying Ma- rine with a brilliant record of com- bat experience, is the central fig ure. He was a war prisoner in Korea 14 months, Midway in his captivity, he signed a false con- fession he took part in germ war- fare activities which, in fact, nev- er were carried on. The Reds made noisy propa- ganda use of Schwable's "confes- of inquiry is trying to decide whether the 45-year-old Schwable, f. MEYER Cuba sion." Now a four-member court army action-rescue, arrests and killing of a servant deemed a slender, alert man with thinning the Facundo Ba- should face ajcardi kidnaping case last night little more than 11 hours after the 8-year-old heir to a rum fortune and graying hair, court-martial. Five Questioned Four Marine enlisted men and one Army sergeant who caught glimpses of Schwable in POW camps during his ordeal told their stories yesterday halting frag- ments that added up to a harrow- ng picture of what "brain-wash- ing" does to a man. Some told of seeing Schwable in September maciated, and October, unshaven, jittery but lonetheless defiant. Schwable had )een captured the preceding July 8. He'd been thrown into solitary confinement, harrassed by con- was seized for The servant was chauffeur Guil- lermo Rodriguez, 23, a dishonor- ably discharged Navy veteran who was at the wheel of the station wagon in which ,the tousle-haired boy vanished on his way to a' fashionable private school at 8 a.m. yesterday. Accused of conspiracy in the frustrated plot, Rodriguez was shot to death "while attempting to es- cape" soon after Facundo was re- stored to his parents, hungry but safe and sound. A jobless youth stant questioning, deprived of food, i nabbed while walking the boy But his attitude toward his Red ormentors was: "Go to hell." Former Marine Corp. William V. Shockley of Denver, Colo., tes- tified he heard those words ring sut in a firm American voice on me occasion when a browbeating, inger waving interrogator was iubmitting Schwable to inquisition. And Sgt. l.C. Pearson 0. Porter jf League man, told used by the Marine officer Communist questioner. City, Tex., an Army of stronger language to a along a suburban road was jailed in a barracks. Army officials said Rodriguez, Rain and Show Over Much of Nation Today Communications With 16 Kansas Towns Cut Off By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A big chunk of the nation's mid- dle presented a patchwork weather picture today with the colors shading from dark brown to white. High winds kicked up heavy dust storms over the Midwest Fri- day and were followed by heavy snow in some areas Friday night. That accounted for the weird pattern. Western Kansas, hit hardest by yesterday's duster, came in for a full-fledged bUzsard last night. After a day of zero visibility be- cause of dust, the snow moved in to knock out power lines and Stall transportation. Communications with 16 Kansas towns were reported cut off. The highway patrol said all roads and major highways in the northwest- ;rn corner of the state were blocked by drifting snow, Scott City reported the heaviest snow- fall with eight inches. 8 Trains Halted At least eight passenger trains were reported halted between Kinsley and Garden City, Kan., after automatic signal systems were crippled by ice and snow. Scores of automobiles were ditched and abandoned. Light snow still was falling early today in the Wichita and Hutch- lason areas. Dust piled up to three inches in treets yesterday and as the rain and snow moved in, mud balls and Broken snow fell in some areas. A dust pall hung over all Texas early today except for the western ip. Low visibility reports included one-half mile at Chiidress and Wink; three-fourths a mile in the Beaumont area and one mile at Lufkin and Houston. Winds generally had calmed over Texas, although some gusts up to 30 miles an hour were re- ported. The dust moved into Louisiana ast night. Shreveport reported fle-fourth mile visibility. Yesterday's blowing dust was leaviest in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, but also lapped over into ections of Colorado and New Mexico. High Winds Lamar, in southeast Colorado, as hard hit when 65 mile-an-hour knocked down power lines nd an estimated two-thirds of the elevision antennas in the city. Winds in Colorado had died and ie outlook for the weekend was or calm, clear and warm condi- ons. In Oklahoma, visibility in the xtreme west and Panhandle reg- ons still was cut to a mile ea_rly today as winds of 35 to 45 miles an hour stirred heavy clouds of dust. Gage, in northwest Okla- homa, got two inches of snow and the eastern section got about an inch of rain. 5-10 Inches of Snow tossed out of the Navy as a mari-i BlanKStS S. Dakota juana peddler and gambler some' months before the Bacardi family hired him, died under a hail of soldiers' bullets when he made a break for liberty in the country while reenacting his part in the crime, surviving prisoner, Manuel Echevarria, 20, faces prosecution under a law providing a maximum I of 12 years for kidnaping. YANKTON, S. D. South- eastern South Dakota was blank- eted today with 5 to 10 inches 3f snow, with high winds whipping up drifts from 18 inches to 4 feet in some areas. Most towns in the area reported traffic practically at a standstill. Motorists were advised by police to keep off the highways. A Mysterious Sinking of land at Windsor, Ontario, Friday, has caused three buildings of the Canadian Industries Ltd. to sink as much as 10 feet. Shown above are chemical plant, right, and railroad spur, left, that have been affected. A small lake suddenly formed when land dropped. (UP Telephoto)   

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