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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Colder Tonight, Wednesday Fair And Warmer Is There a Dennis the Menace In Your Family NINETY-HIGHTH YEAR, NO. 79 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, 1954 TWENTY PAGES The Diesel Engine of a northbound mail train, in the fore- ground, was derailed when it collided with a boxcar of a south- bound freight in the West End this morning. This picture was taken from the north and shows the mail train along the north- bound tracks. The freight was Leaded south. In the background are some of the 16 freight cars that were derailed in the mishap. The area around the wrecked cars was roped off to prevent in- juries to spectators during the cleanup operations. These Boxcars And Oil Tankers tumbled into a ditch beside the roadbed after they were derailed in the accident near Gould street. Most of the 15 cars of the freight train that were derailed were piled up in this immediate area. Only the diesel units and a baggage car of the mail train left the tracks and none of the crew members of either train were injured seriously. (Republican- Herald photos) 2T rains Harmony Woman Dies as Winonan's Car Hits Abutment HARMONY, Minn. Spencer Mayo, 46, proprietor of the Red Owl store here since the death of her husband 18 months ago, was killed instantly Monday at p.m. when the car in which she was a passenger went out of control on a rural road, crashed into a bridge abutment and rolled down a 15-foot embankment. Her death was the first fatality ike to Spend Most of Day Playing Golf McCarthy Broadens Attack on Army in a Fillmore County traffic mishap this year. The accident occurred on Big Spring road one-half mile north of 1 Big Spring Church and seven miles southeast of Preston. The driver, Gordon R. Sill, 41, 427 Liberty St., Winona, prominent Southeastern Minnesota golfer and a salesman for Latsch Son Co., driver of the car, is at Winona General Hospital. He has broken Recession Talk Ferguson Says WASHINGTON Fergu- said today Demo- business recession son (R-Mich) cratic talk of is hurting the country and ought to be stopped. ribs and bruises. His car was de- molished. Were at Charfield Sill told Fillmore County Sheriff Donald L. Cook he and Mrs. Mayo had driven to Chatfield Monday afternoon to inspect fruit racks which the Harmony woman propos- ed to purchase. They stopped in Preston anr visited merchants there before heading back to Har- mony. En route home over the Big Spring road, Sill told the sheriff Mrs. Mayo pointed to the farm of a customer and when he looked he lost control of the car on loose gravel. The vehicle followed the soft shoulder of the road for 60 feet, hit the abutment of a small bridge and spun end over end down a 15-foot embankment, landing on its top. Mrs. Mayo wss pinned in the car. She died instantly. She had a broken neck and frac- tured skull. Sill extricated himself from the automobile and climbed up the embankment to the road where he attracted the attention of the Rev. A. F. Boese, pastor of the Big By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON McCarthy (R-Wis) broadened his at- tack today on the Army's handling of alleged Communists in its ranks PATIW spRTivrr-c: IP TV as he waited for a face-to-face showdown with Secretary of the PALM SPRINGS, Calif. Wl-This j Army Robert T. Stevens. is the last day of President Eisen-1 Stevens was to have appeared this morning before McCarthy's bower's southern California vaca- tion, and he plans to spend a good part of it on the golf course. The President and Mrs. Eisen- hower are scheduled to start back to Washington by plane tonigh; and to arrive in the capital early to- morrow morning. There are sleep- jing quarters aboard their special [plane, the Columbine. I After Eisenhower arrives in the capital, Secretary of State Dulles will give him a first-hand report on the Berlin Big Four conference. Eisenhower arrived here 'last Wednesday night. He and the First Lady have been guests of Paul G. Hoffman, board chairman of the Studebaker Corp., and Paul H. Helms, Los Angeles bakery ex- Senate Investigation subcommittee to reply to the Wisconsin senator's charges that the Army was trying to "coddle and pro- mote Communists." But McCarthy late yesterday or- dered the hearing postponed until Thursday, partly to accommodate Sen. Dirksen who had a conflicting engagement, but also, McCarthy said, to give Stevens a chance to prepare fully for his testimony. Instead, McCarthy called a so- far unidentified witness to a public hearing a.m., EST) which I he predicted would show "how the Army handled the case of. another known Communist." 'McCarthy said the inquiry has nothing to do with his blasts at the Army for honorably discharg- ing Maj. Irving Peress, now a practicing dentist in New York. Woman Known As Communist Has Federal Job Senate Returns To Debate on Bricker Plan By JOE HALL WASHINGTON Wl The Senate back to its lengthy debate on j the Bricker 16 Milwaukee Cars, Three Diesel Units Off West End Tracks By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writer nn Its Journal box aflame, a boxcar of a southbound Milwaukee Road t eatyjW tram early today, jolted off. the railroad's mainline tracks in toe West End> smashed mto fte diasel engme of a northbound mail powers today with leaders and derailment of 16 cars and three deisel units of tion this week tiie The propo'sed constitutional None 9f u crewmen of the two trains was seriously injured amendment has been before the 1 Only the fireman aM engineer of the mail tram required first aid treatment for apparently minor WASHINGTON FBI undercover body for almost a month, although laid aside temporarily some other business. j Republican Leader Knowland of! California told newsmen he thought the Senate now was ready to dis-1 pose of the matter tomorrow or Thursday. He said considerable other legislative business is piling former I up. informant testi- fied today that she had known as a dues-paying, card-carrying Com- Up for consideration today is an amendment offered by Sen, Brick- er (R-Ohio) to his own original which drew strong oppo- ecutive. The Eisenhowers are stay-1 McCarthy has called Peress a ing at the Smoke Tree home of the Helms. The President has missed play- Ranch "fifth amendment Communist." Peress termed the McCarthy Charges "sheer nonsense ing golf only one day since hej It was the Peress case Spring Church. The men immedi- I ately called Sheriff Cook; Dr. J. P. Ferguson, who heads the Sen- i Nehring, Preston, Fillmore County ate GOP Policy Committee, spoke coroner, and a Harmony doctor, out after former President Hoover! Admitted Later had discounted the possibility of a j sill was treated for rib fractures depression and Democratic Nation-1 bruises at Harmony and re- al Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell j turned to Winona Monday evening aad said reaction of the pocket-1A iinic ;ater he complained of arrived, and White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said he has had "a completely wonder- ful time." Meanwhile, Hagerty declined for the fhird time to comment on the hot dispute between Secretary oj that the Army Stevens Carthy and Sen. Mc- book nerve is likely to determine control of Congress in November. "I don't think there is going to be any recession but I must say the propaganda for it is much more effective than I had antici- pated it would Ferguson said in an interview. "All this talk is persuading some people not to buy. And when they don't buy an article, somebody who is making it loses his Hoover told the American Good Government Society he_e last night that as a man who had had one depression named for him he thought he could say with good authority there are no signs on the landscape of any big depres- sion now. Observing that economic dips occur about every five or seven years in free enterprise systems, Hoover added: "You can have high confidence that this is only a passing dip, a slump, a readjustment or a reces- sion, not a great depression." He said the "combustible ma- terials are not hereabouts to con- struct another conflagration like that of the decade of the thirties." Then, he said, a total financial col- lapse in Europe combined with public overoptimism and a weak banking system at home to bring about worldwide depression. complained severe pains and was admitted to I Winona General Hospital where he underwent X-ray examinations. He was released at 11 a.m. today. Dr. Nehring announced this morning no inquest will be called into the death. Native of Iowa Mrs. Mayo was the former Es- ther Mouw, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Mouw, Limej Springs, Icwa. She was born there in January. 1908, and as a young woman became a registered nurse She operated a small hospital in Lime Springs until her marriage to Spencer Mayo, also of Lime Springs, in June, 1943. The couple had no Children, The Mayos had lived in Har- mony nine years when ths husband died in September, 1952. Mayo continued to operate Mrs their grocery store after her husband's death. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Burleigh (Tillie) Ewalt and Mrs. Emil (Pearl) Halweg, both of Harmony, and Mrs. Howard Lubbers, Lime Springs, and one brother, Harry Mouw, Harmony. Two sisters are dead. Funeral services will be Thurs- day at p.m. at the Peterson Funeral Home and at p.m. at the Harmony Methodist Church, the Rev. Clement A. Peterson of- ficiating. Burial will be in Lime Springs Cemetery. touched off a barrage of charges and counter charges between Mc- Carthy and Stevens over the week- end. Specifically, Stevens objected to the way McCarthy .questioned Brig. Gen. Ralph Zwicker in a closed hearing in New York last week. As a result, Stevens has or- dered Zwicker and Maj. Gen. Wil- liam Bergin, the Army adjutant general, not to testify in response to McCarthy's summons. Stevens said he would appear himself. Net- work television coverage of the session is planned. McCarthy yesterday made public the transcript of the New York hearing and it showed that the senator at one point told Zwicker, a bemedaled veteran of the Nor- mandy invasion: "You are not fiti to wear that uniform The senator, the transcript also showed, called Zwicker down for 'hemming and hawing" and told lim Peress' promotion from cap- tain and honorable discharge was a "tremendous Army." disgrace to the Bert Wheeler, Houston, real estate man and liquor store owner, poses with Smoky, a horse he purchased for Andrea Michalik, 10-year-old Minne- apolis girl who recently wrote the Texas secretary of state asking for a "sample" of Texas. Wheeler says he will ship the 18-month-old filly to Andrea soon. She is the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Michalik, 4420 Northeast Quin- cy, Minneapolis. (AP Photo) Zwicker, who protested after the j to reach into and demoralize pret- hearing that McCarthy gave outjty nearly any official establish- ment that caught his roving eye, so long as he announced that it was part of the crusade against Communists-in-the-government. "But the later news suggests that one accomplishment is going to be denied the senator. The Pres- ident is not prepared to allow him to assume command of the United States Army." The conservative Daily Tele- graph commented: "The secretary of the Army, evi- dently with presidential support, is resolved to force Sen. McCarthy into the open. "Mr. Stevens' determination will be applauded not only by his own department and responsible fellow- countrymen, but even more by njjjwj ui t munist a woman who Sen. Me- sition from President Eisenhower. Carthy (R-Wis-) said now is hand-] Bricker now proposes to write ling "top secret messages" as the .already-revised resolution Army code room employe. Mrs. Mary Markward, the FBI informer, named the Army em- ploye as Annie Lee Moss. Mrs, Markward, trim in a black suit and white gloves, testified at a public hearing called by McCar thy's Senate Investigations sub- committee. Mrs. Markward told the subcom- mittee that as a former Commu- nist party official here she had known Annie Lee Moss as a Com- munist party members. At the time, she said, the woman was a cafe- teria worker in the Pentagon. British Papers Root for Stevens In McCarthy Row LONDON Two British news- papers cheered U. S. Army Sec- retary Stevens today for his de- fiance of Sen. Joseph McCarthy. "It began to said the eral News Chronicle, "that the Wisconsir. whirlwind was licensed a provision that a treaty or other international agreement cannot be- come effective as domestic law un- less Congress passes legislation on it, or unless the Senate so provides by a two-thirds vote in ratifying a treaty. This is a substitute for a broader provision which was knocked out in Senate voting last week. But even the milder version, seems doomed. Next, Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) may offer a motion to send the entire resolution back to the Judiciary Committee for further study, a'n action which would shelve it in- definitely. Knowland has expressed confi- dence the motion will be beaten. Next, Sen. George (D-Ga) is Red Efforts to Force Germ War Confession Told WASHINGTON (0 A lieutenant testified today he was brought to his "wits' end" by in- cessant Communist efforts to force him to make a germ warfare con- fession while he was a Commu- nist prisoner of war in Korea. Lt. (j.g.) Andrew L. Riker III, 25, said he didn't confess. He appeared in a Marine Corps inquiry into the conduct of Col. Frank Schwable, a Marine flyer who did sign a false bacteriologi- cal warfare confession. The 45- year-old Schwable said after his cuts and bruises. The derailment occurred near Gould street at about a.m'., minutes after the mail train left the' Milwaukee station here. J, J. Peterson, Minneapolis, the enginaer of the mail train, and his fireman, Emil Heinz, also of Min- neapolis, estimated that they.were traveling at a speed of about 25 to 30 miles an hour when they ap- Navy j reached the southbound freight and noticed that fire was issuing from the journal box of a boxcar some distance back from the engine. (A brass bearing fits around the axle of each set of wheels. Excessive heat can be generat- ed in the journal for a number of reasons including overload- ing of a car, lack of lubrica- tion, etc. When this develops the heat can become so intense that the axle may melt. The resulting in a fire around the is commonly known as a "hot release that he was forced j by j car j to Emil and told him months of brutal mistreatment to j to get a fuse so that we could flag sign the statement. Riker, whose home is in Man- Chester, Conn., said he persisted [in his refusal to confess in spite of constant scheduled to call up'his substitute, 10 hours a which many senators believe will [hammering. get the most support of any cf I J don l know how Iong, l couM the alternatives before the Senate 'have kept ]t UP' ?.e tall, hand- The key section of Georf e's pro-1some naval offlcer sald- 'II posal provides that an international la-'ted a week a week and a "colored" version of his testi- mony, testified he got an "official order" to discharge Peress and that he had no choice but to com- ply. Returning here from Philadel- phia last night, McCarthy told newsmen he did not think "there is anything evil about Zwicker" and that he was "most likely sin- cere in thinking that if he an- swered (questions at the New York hearing) he might be court mar- tialed." The general said last night he got the order to discharge Peress in routine fashion. Reached by telephone, Zwicker said at Camp Kilmer he would have been "properly relieved of command in the if he had failed to obey, adding: "That's the way it is in the Army and the way it always has been." agreement negotiated by a presi- dent and not sent to the Senate for ratification cannot become ef- fective as domestic law only if Congress so provides in separate legislation. This is opposed by the administration. Sen. Byrd iD-Va) spoke out in behalf of some treaty curb amend- ments yesterday, telling an audi- ence at Newark, N. J., that "acts of at least -two recent presidents have, in the minds of many, vio- lated this fundamental principle" that the Senate shall have a voice in approving international agree- ments. Judge Reis Plans Return to Work MADISON dfi An aide to Cir- cuit Judge _Alvin C. Reis, whose a half." "Before this grilling was Riker said, "I broke down crying I didn't know what to do." interposed the president of the the crew of the other train and let them know about the Peterson said this morning. "Emil had leaned down and just reached for the fuse when this car fumped right out in front of Peterson con- tinued, "We both went down to the floor, and then the crash happened." The burned out journal was on an empty boxcar 26 cars back from the engine. The overheated condition perhaps "I wouldn't be ashamed of for some dis- nt fho tance and it wasn't until the box- car came to a cross-over track court, Maj. Gen, Henry D. Lins- cott. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST near Gould street that the axle ap- parently snapped and the car jerk- ed off the tracks. In Tumbled Heap The empty car was partially tele- scoped by the force of the impact and pulled other nearby cars into Winona and Vicinity Partly! a jumbled heap on the south side cloudy and a little colder tonight. of the tracks. Wednesday generally fair and) three diesel units on the warmer. Low tonight 30, high mail train_ meanwhile, jumped the Wednesday 48. I tracks and ground along the sid- LOCAL WEATHER ing for a distance of nearly 300 Official observations for the 241 feet before it came to a stop in a hours ending at 12 m. today: field, pointing in a northwesterly Maximum, 40; minimum, 23; noon. 34; precipitation, trace; sun European friends of the U n i t e d i a hospital patient since Feb 17 States, who recognize the physician said Reis had re- able international effects of Me- sponded well to treatment for a nartwism [general run-down condition. resignation is sought by two groups isets tom'Sht at 5A7'< sun rises tQ" in the Dane County Bar Associa-l tion, said today the jurist would 1 return to work Wednesday. I R. Lewis, court clerk, said Reis, 62, would leave a hospital and go directly to his court for a scheduled jury trial. Reis has been AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) Max. temp. 38 at p.m. Mon- day, min. 34 at a.m. today. Noon readings temp. 35, sky overcast at 800 feet, visibility 2 miles with fog, wind 12 miles per hour from northwest, barometer rising slowly, humidity 90 per cent. direction. Both Peterson and Heinz were shaken up by the rough ride through the field but, after they had been assisted from the cab of their engine, they remained at the accident scene until they were call- ed to file a report of the mishap. Later in the morning both were taken to a physician for treatment of multiple bruises and cuts, the latter caused by fragments of (Continued on Page 3, Column TRAIN WRECK   

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