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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              No Important Change in Temperature Is There a Dennis the Menace In Your Family NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 78 SIX CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENJNG, FEBRUARY 22, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES Whiteh in Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy autographed the cast over the ankle of his wife, Jean, in her room at Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital in New York, Saturday. Mrs. McCarthy is recuperating from in- juries received last Wednesday night when a cab in which the McCarthys were riding and another car collided. (AP Wirephoto) Stevens to Meet McCarthy Thursday TODAY Secret History Unveiled By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP decisions of the Eisenhower administration are more in need of understanding than the great strategic decision of the "New Look" at American defense. And the best approach to the many problems of the New Look is to see how it originated. The time was Oct. 13, the place a meeting ofxthe National Security Council. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Arthur Eadford, had been invited to the meeting to present the results of what is usually regarded as the Joint Chiefs' new look, which was not the real New Look at all. Three months earlier, on July 10, the President had instructed the new Joint Chiefs to re-examine the whole design of American de- fense in the expectation of a "long period of tension" and danger. The Chiefs had done many weeks of hard work. Admiral Radford now gave the Security Council the re- sults in the form of proposed forces levels for the Army, Navy and Air Force. Through Radford, the Chiefs asked for bigger armed forces somewhat bigger than we have now and substantially bigger than we shall have in 1955. Senator Says Army Coddling Communists WASHINGTON tfV-Sen. McCar- thy (R-Wis) questioned the "hon- esty or intelligence" of Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker and told him "You should be removed from any command" in their stormy closed- door session last week, it was dis- closed today. It was such language as this which aroused Secretary of the Army Stevens and led him to di- rect that two generals not comply will) McCarthy's calls for their ap- pearance before McCarthy's in- vestigations subcommittee. At the same time, it was an- nounced that a scheduled ap- pearance of Stevens before Me. Carthy's committee Tuesday had been postponed until Thursday morning. Protests Questioning Objecting to the humiliation he said was inflicted on one of them at a hearing by McCarthy last week, Stevens said, "I cannot per- mit the loyal officers of our armed forces to be subjected to such un- warranted treatment." The secretary is a former textile manufacturer who himself served as an Army officer in both world wars. He said he was afraid the "pres- tige and morale" of the military would be weakened by "unfair Democrats Plan Attack on Ike Farm Policies Party Maps Program for Summer Drives By JACK BELL WASHINGTON National hairman Stephen Mitchell is ex- Jected to advise Democratic sena- ,ors and House members from nine Western states tomorrow their >est chance for re-election lies in attacking the Eisenhower admin- stration's farm and power pol- cies. The Democratic chairman, just completing a tour of Colorado, Wy- ming, Montana, Utah, Idaho, Nev- ada, Washington, Oregon and New Mexico, has been sending back to headquarters here optimistic re- ports' of Democratic chances in those states, He will sit down with Democrats from those states to detail his findings. Aides said he is expected to stress what he believes is public opposition in the area to President Eisenhower's flexible farm price support program and the admin- istration's reputed opposition to public power developments. Not Bearing Down Although Mitchell hasn't been bearing down on the issue, he has made it clear that the Democratic high command doesn't share views voiced by seme Republicans Nancy Bannister, 5, and El- ton Woodward, 7, along with Nancy's mongrel Spot were a sad trio as they sat on the steps of the exhibitors entrance to the Eastern Dog Club's annual show in Boston, Mass., Sunday. They had ideas on entering Spot in the show but much to their disappointment found it was only open to dogs with a pedigree. (AP Wirephoto) a recession that win. On U.S. Market By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON less the plan is vetoed at the last Un- talking about bring on one. Some Democrats believe 'that if business downturn broadens with the Republicans in power, the I minute, the Eisenhower adminis- nunority party's chances will be I tration will dump a large part of "nereased in the voting next fall I the pounds of butter now in storage on the domestic market after April 1. This will have the effect of on control of Congress. Sen. Douglas who is run- ning for re-election, hit the issue again yesterday when he wrote j knocking the price of "butter Eisenhower urging the President (to a point where it will almost be o reconsider his tax proposals "to I running out Of the groceryman's irevent a recession from deepen-1 ears. ng into a depression." A-'-ti, i The Illinois senator urged Another Iar: the 'resident to get behind a proposal of Sen, George (D-Ga) to boost >ersonal income tax exemptions as a measure of increasing buying power among low-income earners. Favor Tax Cuts Democrats give every indication they are out to become the party of tax reduction, figuring that the average voter gives more atten- tion to the taxes he pays than to statements about the government's position. !e amount of govern- ment butter, according to present Yanks Protect Train Carrying Indian Troops South Koreans Pushed Off Tracks in Seoul By JIM BECKER SEOUL wi troops, jabbing with bayonets, chased off without apparent bloodshed 200 to 300 South Koreans who early to- day tried to halt a train carrying lomebound Indian soldiers, the U. S, Sth Army said. The Koreans were cleared from lie tracks after some minor jab- bing and shoving, and the train continued to Inchon port without ncident, said an Sth Army spokes- man. However, Kim Chang Heung, ice chief of South Korea's nation- al police, said American tanks were called to the scene. He denounced what he called the Sth Army's 'heavy countermeasures" against 'a righteous move by indignant men." An American officer said the anti-Indian demonstrators were cleared in about 30 minutes, short- y after midnight. They had massed on the railroad embank- ment and had lighted fires to keep warm. The incident was the first show of interference which South Ko- reans had threatened against the Indians, Both the Sth Army and South Korean police reported they knew of no injuries in the demonstra- tions, three miles north of Seoul. A South Korean police official who said he was present reported that some of the group were for- mer prisoners of war turned loose by Indian custodial troops last month. In explaining how the South Ko reans were dispersed, the ROK oi ficial said: "They were told to and they just went." The demonstrators were no armed, the police official said, anc Fishermen Rescued From Mississippi Rihs shouted to North Western employes in the yard office anc they called police headquarters from where a water rescue boal was dispatched. By the time police arrived, how- ever, Laska had rowed out to the two men in his boat and brought man, 802 E. 3rd St., whose boat them ashore. overturned in the river near the] After the boat swamped, after Two commercial fishermen were rescued from the icy waters of the Mississippi River early this after- noon after their boat swamped sev- eral hundred feet offshore. Figuring in the narrow escape from death were John Cisewski, 29, 751 E. 2nd St., and Joseph Stolt- foot of Olmstead street shortly be- fore p.m. The two men were seen flounder- ing in the water by a fellow fisher- man. Julius Laska, 102 Stone St., who manned another boat and brought both both men ashore. Cisewski and Stoltman, suffering from exposure in the water, were taken in an ambulance to the Wr nona General Hospital, One of the first to witness the apparently striking a piece of ice, Stoltman managed to maintain a grasp on the bottom of the over- turned craft. Holds Onto Buoy Cisewski, meanwhile, swam to a buoy located several hundred yards offshore wearing his heavy fishing clothing and equip- onto the buoy until Laska arrived. The boat floated on downstream mishap was a Chicago North and efforts were being made this Western Railway switchman, John Rihs, who was working on a switch- ing detail in the nearby Western yards. afternoon to retrieve the boat and motor. North Nets carried by the fishermen i were lost in the mishap. Overhaul of State Highway Laws Urged By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL overhauling of all state highway laws and constitutional provisions relating to highway construction and highway finance was recommended today to the Minnesota High- T i j. wjc iJUitv-c oalU. tain. plans, will be shipped abroad as a saw they could do nothing agains' giveaway program to have-not an overwhelming force." countries. Just how the United The Korean official claimed Spates will avoid raising the na- more than Americans were tional hackles of Denmark and oth- er butter-producing countries isn't protecting the train but the Sth Army spokesman said there was yet determined; but it's believed not anywhere near this number, that if most of the butter goes to j Japan and Korea there should be i little objection. The plan to unload butter on the domestic market- is going to be a boon to the housewife, but officials Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) put it into aren't sure about _the political re- will be pub- words in a speech before the Kan- sas Democratic club at Topeka when he said the .Republicans had adopted the "trickledown theory" of tax cuts for business and big taxpayers. percussions. Some of them are worried about the possibility that the Democrats will raise the cry of: "Brannan What the Brannan Plan amount- ed a subsidy to farmers, to- f J. JUU-JJ.VJ.J tu .1 ttJ. (lltl. o LV" On Friday the Army let go by a ,Th-e are for tax re- gether with a low price to consum- deadline McCarthy had set for it to iief for Iew- sald- "Tbe ers. In other words, the farmer produce the names of all personnel support tax relief for was to be his support price, 'Le tte government then was to in Hp (connected with the promotion and t. 7e >dby discharge of a our of "the men at the Council table. who had Alined to he was ever a Communist. I sell his crop on the domestic mar- jket at the natural price level. s xy waepos- has not yet been taxes, ed new butter entails. The fense Department. W. J. put an annual price tage of Siven the senator. fc teenina ves S higfto ford proposed, Budget Director! MCL-anny said in JNew xork yes- j Joseph Dodge and his allies that the reserve major in- Bridges (RNH) far ex vocally horrified. Adm. Radford! volved, Dr. Irving Peress, a den- ben- for ex. This whathepos- answered their protests with an his- toric little speech. To Use New Weapons The civilians, Radford said, had never told the military what sort of war to get ready a conventional big war or an atom- ic big war, an old-fashioned small war or an atomic small war. After Korea, there was every reason to doubt that use of the new weapons would ever be permitted in any war, yet the new weapons were our real strength. Preparing for every imaginable kind of war was necessarily costly. Tel! us what kind of war to fight, (Continued on Page 11, Column 4) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy to cloudy with no important change in temperature tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight 26, high Tuesday 36. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 50: minimum, 31; noon. 38; precipitation, .05. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 41; minimum, 23; noon, 35; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No, Central Observations) Max. temp. 41 at p.m. Sun- day. Low 20 at a.m. today. Noon readings Temperature 33 with an overcast at feet, visi- bility 15 miles, wind from east at 10 miles per hour, barometer 30.07 falling and humidity 57 per cent. tist, was "commissioned, promot- ed, saved from overseas orders and awarded an honorable dis- charge, all despite an open record of active membership in the Com- munist In his investigation of the Peress (Continued on Page 14, Column 1) STEVENS ample, said in a weekend inter- view that he favors some down- ward adjustment of taxes but be- lieves reductions must be limited in nature. "I don't see the sense in our cutting appropriations down to the bones and then approving a tax cut which would destroy any hope government has already paid the farmer his subsidy, and now wiE sell the butter to the housewife at a much lower price. Since the Eisenhower adminis tration has already adopted the Brannan plan for wool, some ad visers are leery of going any far ther in that direction regarding butter. Nevertheless, according to pres- ent plans, that is what the Depart- ment of Agriculture and the White of balancing the he said. iHouse have in mind. Anderson Could Be Planning to Quit Politics By ADOLt'H JOHNSON ST. PAUL WI did Gov. Anderson mean when he said re- cently in St. Cloud that he had not decided whether to seek re- election? Nobody but the governor knows, of course, and there has been a good deal of speculation with a tendency to write the statement off as political. j One possibility guessers seem to have missed: That the gover- nor meant just what he said. It is known that the governor is not entirely pleased with the course of events since he took over the top spot in September, 1951. There have been occurrences he mfia. feels reflect unfavorably on his 4-All highway user revenue, in administration, instances when he I ,cludmg ,motor ,venicle .registration felt some others were not giving ,and tax receipts, should his program full support. 5 i be placed in a single fund. Dis And in the Legislature, while a I tnb.utlOD snould be made frorn ttl: good part of his program to governmental units, enacted, some of the "big ones" ..5: user funds should b; way Study Commission. The 28-member interim commission, created by the 1953 Legisla- ture to make an extensive study of all highway problems, must make its report to members of, the Legislature by March 15. The commission hired two out- of-state Admin- istration Service of Chicago and Automotive Safety Foundation of Washington, D. join in the study. Today, PAS made its report on fiscal problems, including distri- bution of funds to governmental divisions. The full commission, composed of 14 legislators and 14 citizens, will meet at the state capitol next Friday to consider the report. After the other consultant makes its report, which will not be com- pleted before October, PAS will recommend a specific tax sched- ule for highway users and property owners. Specific procedures also will be suggested for distributing lighway user funds to the state, counties, townships and municipal- ties. Other Recommendations Using currently -available info mation as a basis for their dec ions, the Chicago consulting fin emphasized the need for a thoroug iverhauling of all existing highwa egi-slation, but also recommendec 1. Local units of pwnships, counties and municipa receive a larger shar F the highway user funds. 2. Highway users should1 pay a icreased charge for their use o he highways, with some types vehicles bearing more of the high way user share of the road costs 3. Some measure of road us should be a predominant factor i distributing money to the govern got away. It is well-known, too, that a governor normally is strong- est during his first term and that hp IlC'Iallv pnn locc frnm distributed to state and local jur isdictions on a statutory rather he usually can expect less from I..6- Removal of statutory restric. the Legislature during his suc- ceeding terms. In this situation it would not surprising for a governor who is a family man to give serious consideration, especially if he has tioas on mill rates levied on prop erty for roads, so that local juris- dictions can better equate their road requirements and resources Future Legislation 7. Future legislation should be no further political ambitions, in and should not retirement. be enacted only for the benefit of On the other hand, his friends selected jurisdictions, and supporters feel he would be 8. Re-evaluation of the" present willing to make the race' again! allotment formula for distribution he could be assured of solid I the highway user taxes between support, including a determined counties. effort to get candidates for the o fight for his program. PAS suggests that the re-evalua- who would be willing tion of the present allotment form- ula should be based on the fol- It is reported that if and when lowing factors: (a) There should he leaves active politics, the gov- be a minimum grant to all counties Opening Parades of the 1954 New Orleans Carnival were held Sunday. This was the float of King Okeanos, one of three mythical monarchs, who led lines of floats streets. (UP Telephoto) through New Orleans irnor is considering the purchase if a newspaper. Waiting in the wings for a shot at the governorship if and when Gov. Anderson quits are a half dozen or -nore young hopefuls. They include state Treasurer Val Bjornson, Associate Justice Theo- dore Christiansen, Jarle Leirfallom, commissioner of public welfare; P. Kenneth Peterson, former Repub- lican state chairman; and possi- bly Ancher Nelsen, former lieuten- ant governor, now national Rural Electrification administrator. to assure a basic county road or- ganization; (b) funds should be set aside for emergency grants; (c) the largest part of moneys avail- able for all counties shouldtbe dis- tributed among the the basis of relative need. The consulting firm said that it believes present laws make it pos- sible to distribute more fuads to municipalities. It said it is also pos- sible, under present laws, for coun- ties to distribute 50 per cent of their gas tax receipts to their townships. Ike to Return To Washington On Wednesday PALM SPRINGS, Calif, W-Va cationing President Eisenhower will return to Washington Wednes- day morning and get a report on the Berlin Big Four conference a few hours later from Secretary oJ State Dulles. The President's plans were an- nounced here yesterday by his press secretary, James C. Hagerty who told newsmen Eisenhower sent a message congratulating Dulles on "the fine job he did' at the conference. The President and Mrs. Eisen- hower plan to board their private plane Columbine Tuesday evening for an overnight flight to the cap- ital. They have been vacationing at this desert resort since late last Wednesday. Eisenhower planned to get back on the golf course today after a quiet Sunday. He and the First Lady attended services yesterday at the Protestant Community Church of Palm Springs, where the James H, Black- stone them for devo- tion to Christian principles. Husband Hurt Critically on Highway 95 Car Runs Into Stump; Right Side Torn Away in Collision ARCADIA, Wis. (Special) A young Whitehall mother died at St. Joseph's Hospital here Sunday at p.m., 70 minutes after the car driven by her husband missed a curve on Highway 95 three miles east of here and tore into a tree stump. Her death was the second traffic fatality in Trempealeau County in 1954. Both her husband and 7-months- old daughter are in the hospital, :he husband with critical injuries, the daughter less seriously hurt. Dead is Mrs. Sidney Peterson, 21, who suffered a skull fracture, i broken right arm and 'broken .eft leg. Her husband, 23, has a ractured pelvis, torn ligaments in he right knee and a cut on the bridge of his nose. The child, Dora Jean, has a cut on the forehead. Side Torn Away Impact of the collision tore away he entire right side of the Peter- on automobile. Mrs. Peterson was hrown clear of the machine and ay partly on the highway where he was found by Thomas Suchla, iperator of a nearby rural garage, 5uchla was first to reach the scene. Trempealeau County Traffic Of- leer Maurice Scow, Arcadia, said was apparently driving oward Ettrick when he came upon he "rather sharp" curve. The Pet- rson automobile missed the curve nd tore into the tree stump iescribed as 4 to 5 feet high and jetween a foot and 18 inches hrough and freshly cut by tele- hone company crewmen. The car nded up on its wheels on a level pot, headed in. the direction from, which it had come, its right side ipped away. Peterson and his daughter remained in the car. The vehicle was demolished. Scow said the stump is 95 feet from the blacktop highway. He in- dicated the car bounced off the stump and ended up back on the Shoulder of the road only a few feet from where Mrs. Peterson lay. He speculated the woman was thrown from the car after it struck the stump. Investigating the collision with Scow were Trempealeau County Sheriff Ernest Axness and John Quinn, Arcadia, district attorney. County Coroner Martin A. Wiemer is on vacation. Al3n Hanson, deputy county coroner, is acting in Wie- mer's behalf. Hanson indicated to- day a coroner's inquest will be leld later this week. Native of Galesville Mrs. Peterson was the former 3oris Irene Ekern, daughter of "rfr. and Mrs. Harry Ekern, Gales- 'ille area. She was born in the Town of July 8, 1933, and was reared in that area. She was edu- cated in rura' schools of the Town if Ettrick. Survivors include her parents, I'ho moved from the Town of Gale o the Galesville area three years go; four brothers, Henry, near jalesville; Raymond, Ettrick; Gorman, Whitehall, and Roland, a tudent at Gale-Ettrick High chool, Galesville; four sisters, Irs. John Sorenson and Mrs. Ir- in Dick, Ettrick; Mrs. Robert (nutson, Blair, and Shirley, a stu- ent at Gale-Ettrick High School, nd her husband and daughter. BeBe Shopp, 23, Miss America of 1948, has said "Yes" to Air Force Lt. Bayard David Waring, 24, Melrose, Mass. The diamond engagement ring wasn't quite ready yet, so the future bridegroom pinned a necklace of Japanese pearls around the neck of his Minnesota beauty in Minneapolis Sunday. They'll maiiy September. (AP Wirephoto) in   

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