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Publication: Winona Republican Herald February 26, 1954

Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Mild Tonight; Rain Late Saturday, Colder Dennis the Menace Contest Ends Next Sunday NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 82 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 26, 1954 TWENTY PAGES evea led Western Airliner Hour Overdye at Rapid City LOS ANGELES Airlines reported today that one of its Convair airliners, bound from Los Angeles to Minneapolis, is an hour over- due at Rapid City, S.D. An airlines spokesman said the big Transport can carry 40 passengers but it was not im- mediately determined how many were aboard. The plane is missing over the rugged Black Hills coun- try, after taking off from Salt Lake City. Prospects For Middl Defense Alliance WASHINGTON American officials were reported more opti- mistic today than in some time over prospects for a Middle East defense alliance, despite political upheavals in Syria and Egypt. While these countries are not envisioned as part of a defense chain to ring Russia's southern border, their affairs naturally influ- ence the actions of their neighbors. The council of 13 young army officers who rule Egypt made a point of announcing there would be no change in Egypt's friendly ____________________________, attitude toward the West. Tins TODAY Revolution in Warfare Analyzed a By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP you study the vitally important theory of the "New Look" at American defense, you soon find a very odd thing. The idea of the New Look that has been given to the public is not nec- baCKed i.p a State Department estimate that the ouster of Mo- hammed Naguib as president-pre- mier was an "internal affair" only. There was no ready interpreta- j tion of fast-breaking developments WALLINGFORD, England The Very Rev. Sir William R. Inge, 93, Church of England leader who Cathedral, died at his home here Opposes Tax Exemption Hike Congressman Moves To Raise Amount To Per Person WASHINGTON Eisen- hower administration has laid out 1 a line of strong resistance to any McCarthy Denies 'Abusing7 Witnesses in Senate Quiz Wisconsin Solon Declares He'll Not Pull Punches WASHINGTON Eisen- hower administration's freshly- stiffened stand against "abuse" o' Army witnesses bumped into a fiant retort from Sen. McCarthy increase now in individual income CR-Wis) and raised prospects to- tax exemptions. And as House Re-1 day there may soon be a test on publican and Democratic leaders I the issue, squared off for battle over the is-1 McCarthy, denying he had sue, each predicted success. "An exemption increase vill be adopted by said Rep. Boggs sponsor of a move to boost exemptions from to This would save taxpayers about 2Vz billion dollars a year and cost much. the government that Program Sound Rep. Halleck of Indiana, House abused witnesses, declared he would not pull his punches in digging into what he calls Army "coddling of Communists." And he announced he intends to call Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker back before his Senate Investiga- tions subcommittee soon. He didn't set a date. See New Tangle When and if he does, it could Republican leader, declared: lead to a new McCarthy-Zwicker "The over-all Republican pro-j tangle and a showing of: gram for tax reduction is sound I 1. Just how far the administra- and in the interests of taxpayers I tion will go in backing up the pro- and the country, i think it will i nouncement by Secretary of the Secretary of the Treasury Hum- phrey took up the cudgels for the administration late yesterday with a statement President Elsenhower was said to have approved. In retirement for two decades, He said the administration would Army Stevens Thursday night, with "100 per cent support" from Presi- dent Eisenhower, that he will "nev- er accede to the abuse of Army personnel under any circumstanc- 2. What, if anything, other mem- James Hagerty, President Eisenhower's secretary, puffed on a cigarette as Secretary of the Army Robert Stevens read a state- ment to reporters at the White House Thursday night, declaring he will "never accede to the abuse of Army personnel under any circumstances, including committee hearings." Deputy Secretary of Defense Roger Kyas stands by. Hagerty said that President Eisenhower had seen the statement read by Stevens and that "he approves and endorses it 100 per cent." (AP Wirephoto) 4 Lanes From City to State Line Assured iui I n U vjiiiu. nn_ n viiiiiiju Li UL1VH WUUIU. f. VYiltlL, U. vtju-j. in byna A military coup tnere j ne had been suffering from bron- "vigorously" fight the proposed ex-1 bers of McCarthy's Senate Investi- foreed the rpsignntinn nf AHih i _____i I forced the resignation of Adib chitis for sevcral Shishekly, who has survived 26 Dcan Inge has said he believed! 1. The cost of national security, emption increase because: jic assassination attempts whue rul- j neither in heaven, hell, nor the ing with an iron hand for three British Socialists who came to power for six years after World essarily the Look itself. same as the New years. The big news, from the stand- point of the proposed Middle East alliance, was President Eisen- hower's announcement yesterday War II. One thing he was particular about was the pronunciation of his name. He would correct offenders of U.S. military aid for Pakistan, j with the remark: rhymes Eisenhower was careful to notify India's Prime Minister Nehru in a letter .obviously intended to avoid any further ruffling of Nehru's oft-voiced sensitivity toward arms for the Near East. with king, not binge." He was the embodiment of pes- simism in the popular view. But to academic circles ol the English- speaking world he was a distin- guished classical scholar and pro- Nohru has campaigned long and found philosopher. His several doz- about distinguish tween the real thing and the ova- the balance of peace. tory about it. You find further that the best clue to the difference, curiously enough, lies in the fact that this new defense concept is not an American invention. Long before there was an Ameri- can New Look, there was a British New Look. When the Churchill government took office Sir Win- ston asked the British Chiefs of Staff to reconsider the defense pro- gram of the Labor Government, which he thought over-ambitious. The British chiefs complied with the prime minister's request at a sort ot military house-party at Bracknell, the Royal Air Force Staff College. Work Simply Done Since British governmental ma- chinery is less cumbersome than ours, the work was simply done. The three chiefs met at Bracknell with only their secretaries and their aides, without any "Indians" to plead for special service inter- ests. For several days, they de- bated the rook-bottom theory of the revolution in warfare wrought i by the new weapons. The result was what insiders call "the Brack- Hell cuts in the British navy, some cuts in the army and much greater emphasis on air-atomic power wore immediately ordered. The leading Bracknell idea man, Air Chief Marshal Sir John Slcs- sor, was also sent secretly to Washington. He wss to persuade the American chiefs of staff that the established NATO plans were "just preparations for a 1914 war.' Sir John did not get very far in those days: but now an expanded version of the concept he expound- ed has been adopted here in Amer- ica. Three years have passed since the Bracknell meeting. And in (Continued on Page JO, Column 2) ALSOPS from "So- e although coming down, remains high and taxes must continue rel- atively high "until government spending can be further reduced with sifety." 2. The loss of revenue from pro- posed increased exemptions would "throw us back into substantial deficit financing which canaot be justified at the present time and which we have been working so gations subcommittee are willing to do if Stevens feels an Army officer is being abused. Stevens says he has "assurances" from GOP members of the group that there will not be "abuse." It was McCarthy's treatment of Zwicker, commandant of Camp Kilmer, N.J., at a closed hearing in New York 10 days ago which led to a hot exchange between Stevens and McCarthy last week- end, followed by a "peace confer- ____ ________ hard to overcome." The present I ence" on Wednesday, and adminis- tration maneuvers Thursday to off- set the general interpretation that Wednesday's conference was a capitulation to McCarthy. Those maneuvers reached a cli- max at the White House Thursday night where Stevens read to re- fiscal program contemplates a def- icit next year of three billion dol- lars. To Promote Prosperity He said the administration's program already calls for 1954 tax reductions of more than 6V4 billion dollars. He said the program was de- vised as the most effective way "to promote the prosperity of all the people in a way that will bring permanent benefit to all our people and our country." Rep. McCormack of Massachu-1.., to them being browbeaten or Traffic Requires Super-Highway, Says Project Engineer The detailed routing of the proposed four-lane di- vided highway for U. S. 61 between Winona and La Crescent was revealed by the Minnesota Highway De- partment at the annual meet- ing' of the Highway 61 Asso- ciation at the Hotel Winona Thursday evening. A huge map showing the proposed routing, yard by yard, was unrolled the length of the dinner tables and those in attendance studied it carefully for more than an hour. Starting at Mankatp avenue, this 27-mile stretch of highway which will cost in excess of a mile, will go straight across the bottomlands with a new series of bridges to north end of Minnepwab, then just south of the railroad tracks through the village of Hom- er. Present roadway lines will be fol- lowed 'southward past the King properties, Lamoille and on toward Dakota. The super-highway will pass through Dakota and Dres- bach, on the high level, about two blocks south if the present high- way. From Jresbach south the road will take in most of the space between the railroad tracks and the bluffs. always played the role of the great pacifier between Sen. McCarthy Schultz, engineer of the anri fhP White TTnnsn who cionnort intn hi. thic woPV to Of plans, land and Specifl- NIXON PACIFIER How Stevens DO we To McCarthy Told By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON It was Vice President Nixon, who has porters a statement saying he had wui Mcwruiy in ftuami during tne -not receded at any time from Christmas patched up any of the principles upon which! an arrangement whereby McCartny _ J. e M'AiilrT fltrn flic falpnfc in nrnVnnp and the White House, who stepped back into his role this week to pave the way for Secretary of the Army Stevens' surrender. Nixon has played that role a good many times, going back to last spring when he arranged a lunch between McCarthy, Harold Stassen and John Foster Dulles after Stassen spanked McCarthy for inter- fering in Greek shipping negotiations. The public statement which came out of that luncheon, which incidentally was prepared in Nixon's office, was also a sur- render to McCarthy though not such a sensational one. Later it was Nixon who also met with McCarthy in Miami during the I stand." Won't Accede He said he would never "accede to the abuse of Army personnel setts, assistant Democratic leader I humiliated.' of the House, replied that the Dem- i The "memorandum ocratic drive for increased exem- tions aims at "fair play" in any tax cut. The Republicans have made the decision to reduce taxes at a time when they are proposing an un- he said in an of under- standing" issued after his confer- ence Wednesday with GOP mem- bers of McCarthy's committee had been Stevens said. He added he would not have agreed to it except for "assuran- ture." balanced interview. "Since the Republicans have made this decision, Democrats want any tax reductions to be equi- table and fair." The House Ways and Means "100 per cent" endorsement Committee hopes to complete the President, tinn-bv-sertinii arfinn nn McCarthy, when informed of would .turn his talents to probing corruption the legitimate pur- pose of his committee and leave Communist-hunting to the Jenner internal security committee, which is officially charged with the job of unearthing Communism. Again it was Nixon who phoned Sec. the Army Stevens early in the week with a view to patching up the current differences with Mc- Carthy, Nixon stressed the impor- Policy Committee Orders Study of HcCarfhy Methods cations, who is in charge of the Highway 61 project in the St. Paul office, explained the plans. They will be completed so that con- demnation procedures can be started this fall. Right-of-way pur- chasing will be launched earlier. Traffic Justifies Move "The increase in traffic since the Schultz said, "has made a divided highway between Winona and La Crescent the practical road. Data resulting from project- ing this traffic growth over the life of such a highway, justifies the construction of four lanes now." In the program immediately ahead is the modernization of the 56 miles of Highway 61 from WASHINGTON Senate! Wabasha to La Crescent. From Republican Policy Committee today ordered a study looking to possible changes in the rules under which investigations, such as those made by Sen. McCarthy are conducted. Chairman Ferguson (R-Mich) an- tance of avoiding a 'public hair- j nounced that he had been instruct- Minnesota City to Wabasha, the highway will be a two-lane road, built with the view of expansion to four lanes, but from Minnesota City to La Crescent, where present day traffic has shown such a heavy increase, divided highway construction is needed and neces- sary today, the speaker said. ces" he received from members pulling contest and paved the way j by unanimous vote of the pol- that "they will not permit such i for a call from his old friend and j jcy g-0up, to "make a study of the j Thirty representatives of corn- conditions to develop in the fu- j colleague, Sen. Mundt of South Da- rujes anc! Of policies with respect i munities along the highway were ikola. Presidential secretary J a m e s I Mundt called next day promptly I Hagerty said Stevens' statement at 12 noon. i "inA nor pent'' pnrinrspment "Fv Dirk tion-by-sectiou action on the re- vision bill today. But another week would be required before technical drafting is completed and the com- mittee is ready for a final vote on the big tax overhaul. L Spring Seemed just around the corner until a heavy blanket of snow fell in Rock Island, 111., Thursday. Judy Ann Mehl, 4, uses clown face to poke fun at violet sign under snow-laden shrubs. (AP Wirephoto) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy and rather mild tonight. Saturday cloudy with light rain or snow beginning in late afternoon or evening, turning colder. Low tonight 30, high Saturday 40 LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 4J; minimum. 28; noon, 37; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 42 at By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boy Drowns After Pulling Self From River Four Times NEILLSVILLE, Wis. A four- year-old boy who made a valiant fight for life against the Black River and its treacherous ice cover intention won four separate struggles with I Mundt a member of his the water but died as a result. (committee, told reporters he Stevens' statement, declared that "absolutely no concession was made that any witness .was abused." He said he would call Zwicker back before him for questioning on "Ev Dirksen's here with he told the Army secretary. "And Joe's here. He's ranting and rav- Mundt added in a lighter voice. "We were just wondering if you couldn't come up and lunch with us." to investigations for general attendance. There were official dance on committee or subcom-! delegations from La Crosse, La mitlee procedure." Crescent, Dresbach, Dakota, La- moille, Homer, Winona, Minnesota Although Ferguson declined to say so publicly, it was obvious the move was precipitated by the up- roar caused by charges of Secre- tary of the Army Stevens that an Army officer had been "abused" as a witness before McCarthy's Stevens Obliges (committee invest: Secretary Stevens replied that he i m-sts ating Commu- whether Zwicker was "mistaken or could, and he left for the Senate j deliberately trying to misinform" immediately. Stevens as to what went on at the He met Mundt in his own office. Former closed New York hearing. He re- ferred to an affidavit Zwicker sent to Stevens after the session. The transcript of the hearing, released by McCarthy earlier this week, disclosed that at one point McCarthy told Zwicker, a much- decorated veteran of the Nor- mandy invasion of World War II, that he was not fit to wear Jackson last Mundt was alone. However, Mundt' i. c took him in the Senate elevator to INOW 4-itar the office of Vic Johnson, farmer campaign manager for McCarthy and McCarthy's former assistant. City, Minnciska, Wabasha, Reads Landing and Lake City. Hymes Re-elected H. G. Hymes, Winona, was re- elected president, and A. J. Ander- son, Winona, secretary-treasurer. K. B. Law, Lake City, was elected WRIGHT PATTERSON FORCE BASE, Ohio Edwin W. native Min- viation vice president replacing Judge Arn- old Hatfield of Wabasha. Entire cost of Highway 61 im- provements from St. Paul to La Crosse launched four years ago will exceed Schultz stat- AIR Work- completed so far lu s lormer asbisi-ani. u i u; la the elevator, who should they Raw who Ieft hls meet but Sen. Henry Jackson of; npsnta vp'nrs Washington, also a member of the _ McCarthy committee, but a Demo- youngest four-star gener- cadet, has become one of the Air uniform. Despite McCarthy's announced A search made by National Guardsmen, sheriff's officers and volunteers located the body of little William Drescher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Drescher Jr., on the Those Mmnesotans who may have all but forgotten what winter i rotten ice of the river Thursday is like, got a fresh today as new snow slicked highways in I night, his feet still dangling in a the central and northern parts of the state. snowstorm buried Iowa inches of snow Thursday. The slorm took a southeast path out of Wyoming and Montana and gave some South Dakota points several inches of snow before concentrating on the Cedar Rapids, doubted Zwicker would be called back. "I don't think Zwicker is a fac- Mundt said. "I, doubt he'll be back." Mundt said also that he person- ally believes the row between hole, McCarthy and Stevens is 121 Tracks indicated that the boy had !that Thursday night's statements 1 fallen through the ice four times, were a final blow, each time dragged himself out and Jowa, area. The Weather Bureau at Cedar Rapids said the snow swamped its measuring device on the airport terminal roof. An accurate reading was impossible but sn estimate Pierre in that state got one. Only started anew for home. Coroner John Bergmann said that after the fourth time, he apparently had in- a few flurries were noted in south-1 haled too much water to continue, ern Minnesota as the state's weath-1 and drowned while lying exhausted er luck continued. i beside the last hole. Weathermen said another storm He last was seen about 4 p. m., placed the new snow at 12 inches, j system, in northwest Canada, may i the search started an hour after- p. m. Thursday. Low 31 degrees i The heaviest snow was in a strip at a. m. today. Noon read- 1 about 100 miles wide from north- ings Temperature 35; overcast western Iowa to the southeast cor- at feet, visibility six miles I ner. The storm ended in the after- with snow flumes; wind from the I noon, leaving transportation in a south southwest at 12 miles perl snarl. hour; barometer at 29.46, steady, j Sioux Falls, S. D., reported two and the humidity is 81 per cent. inches of new snow and Huron and Stalled cars jammed streets brinS light rain or snow to Minne- there. There was only a one-way j sota and the Dakotas today. path on U. S. Highway 30, which) The icy spots on Minnesota roads i M D skirts the "ity. Drifts were four were mainly through towns and at JUPreme intersections, most open stretches I JuStlCB Appointed feet deep. of highways' remaining near nor- mal. Streets in the Twin Cities BISMARCK, N. D. Wi Nels G. were extremely slippery and sand- j Johnson, Bismarck lawyer and former attorney general, was ap- ing crews were at work. Hising temperatures were prom- 1 pointed today to the North Dakota ised for later in the day. Tempera- tures ranging into the 40s were predicted for this afternoon. St. Paul Boy, 3, Run Over by Truck ST. PAUL (ffl A 3-year-old boy, run over by a truck, Thurs- day became Minnesota's S3rd traf- fic fatality this year. There were 72 highway deaths in the compar- able period of 1953. Terrence King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald King of St. Paul, died after the right rear wheel of a truck rolled over his head and body. Walter E. Cornell, 33, the truck driver, told police he had just p pulled away from a curb when he Supreme Court, effective April 5. felt a bump. He said he stopped He succeeds the late Judge A, M. Christiansen. and found the boy's body under the wheel. man Mundt wanted to have know about thtdr secret meeting, so the South Dakota solon looked embarrassed and said nothing. In Vic Johnson's office, Stevens discovered Dirksen of Illinois, Pot-' ter of Michigan and tluee other Republican members of the committee. Dirksen more or less took over the discussion. The burden of his argument was that any showdown between McCarthy and the Army should be avoided. A compromise would be much better for the Re- publican party. The only people who would enjoy the clash between McCarthy and Stevens, he said, were the Democrats, and they would just love watching the Re- publicans wash their dirty linen in public. Therefore, in the spirit of good fellowship and Republican har- mony, Dirksen asked Stevens if they might not draft an agreement. After a lot of discussion, Senator Mundt pecked out the agreement with two fingers on a typewriter. During much of this time, McCar- thy fretted and fumed. He put on a show of being at the luncheon against his will, and acted as if he'd walk out of the room any min- ute. Judging by his actions, he was itching to sink his teeth into the Army secretary when he got him in the witness stand. als at the age of 49. includes the four-lane construction from St. Paul to Newport, the re- moval of the Red Wing bottleneck and the rebuilding of the highway from Red Wing lo Lake City. This section will be paved this summer. At the south end, a four-lane high- way has been rebuilt from the Mis- The US Senatehas confirmed the rank of full general for the na- sissippi River bridge, through La live 01 Tracy, Minn., who was football, basketball and track let- (Continued on Page 9, Column NEW ROUTING terman at Hamline University. President Eisenhower engaged in animated conversation in Washington Thursday with Chief Justice Earl Warren, left, whose nomination was confirmed by the Senate judiciary committee Thursday after considerable delay. The Chief Justice, who is serving under a recess appointment, officiated at the White House swearing in of Solicitor General Simcn E. Sobeloff. (UP ;

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Publication: Winona Republican Herald

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Issue Date: February 26, 1954

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