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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Light Rain Tonight; Mostly Cloudy Thursday NOW GIVE NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 92 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 10, 1954 TWENTY PAGES Members Of A Special Sen. Taft Memorial Resolution Commit- tee of the Republican National Committee today presented the senator's widow with a copy of a resolution praising Taft's hon-- esty, ability, and integrity. Seated, Clarence Brown, Ohio, and Mrs. Taft. Standing: A. D. Baumhart Jr., executive director; Chairman Len Hall; Rep. Carroll Reece, committeeman from Tennessee, and Mrs. Katherine Kennedy Brown, committeewoman for Ohio. (UP Telephoto) Steinle, Dieterich Win in Wisconsin By ARTHUR BYSTROM MILWAUKEE Roland J. Steinle and William H. Dieterich, Hartford Attorney, were chosen Tuesday to fight it out for movies, sports and other admis- sion tickets, and on furs, 'jewelry, luggage, cosmetics, women's pock- etbooks, wallets, cameras, film and jght bulbs; and cut one third from the present 15 per rate a state supreme court seat in a primary that drew the sporting goods, pens, mechani- in YWiennnciTi nnT normiJc li rtVifo-r-r Near Unanimous Approval Seen For Tax Cutting Many Excise Charges Will Be Trimmed to 10% By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON lead- ers of both parties predicted close ;o unanimous approval late today for a bill to slice about 912 million dollars a year off many excise axes and to postpone for one year cuts scheduled in others. Hours of political debate were in prospect, however, over differ- ent aspects of the first major tax bill to hit the Hou.se floor in this congressional election year. The Senate has not acted on it. The bill would level off at 10 per cent all excise or sales tax rates now above that figure, ex- cept for liquor and tobacco, effec- tive April 1. Sponsors said this would bring a wide range price as well as tax cuts, save shoppers substan- tial sums, and give a boost to business to help combat the pres- ent economic dip. Big Fight Shaping In the background, a big fight Ike Denies GOP Split raises Se n. Fland Anderson New Defense Aide Under Wilson By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON ffr-The admin- 7-Point Program Laid Down for Investigators WASHINGTON (Si The Senate Republican Policy Committee to- today laid down a seven-point pro- gram which it described as "sug- gestions" for rules in committee investigations. No provision was made for tak- istration was moving today to fill ing any action against committee quickly the vacancy in the Navy j chairmen who might violate the secretary's post created by the selection of Robert B. Anderson to be deputy defense secretary. The White House announced yesterday that President Eisen- hower had sent Anderson's nomi- nation to the Senate, to succeed Roger M. Ryes, who is leaving as No. 2 man in the Defense De- rules. The Policy Committee program was announced by Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich) chairman, who handed out copies at a news conference. Ferguson sidestepped questions on whether the suggestions were aimed at Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) or on whether any action would be overhaul almost all tax laws is scheduled on the House floor. Democrats will fight to add a "Democrat for Eisenhower" from Texas. Secretary of Defense Wilson, at increase in individual income If Pentagon news conference short- tax exemptions for each taxpayer ly after the White House an- and each dependent. [nouncement, was asked if Gov. The bill up today would slash I LodSe Connecticut, a Re- the present 25 per cent rate was beme considered to long-distance telephone calls- cutlsucceed Anderson for the Navy in half the 20 per cent tax on'Post- Wilson said "I would rather est votes in Wisconsin's history. pencils, lighters, local tele- Only about one out of every 10 of the state's eligible voters took j phone bills and rail, bus or air the trouble to go to the polls to decide the finalists in the only I passenger fares. statewide contest decided Tues-1 On. the other side, it would can- Each Vote Costs APPJ-ETON .ballot cut in election cost Outagamie county taxpayers the Appleton Post-Cres- cent figured out today. A total of votes were cast in the county, with ex- penses in estimated The teost-per-vote varied from (8 cents Kaukauna to in the Town of Vandenbroek. TODAY Security Firings Exposed By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP Democrats can hardly wait to get the State Department's security officer, Scott McLeod, on the witness day. (For a report on the voting in Western Wisconsin tured. the extremely small turnout turn to Page 3.) The nonpartisan supreme court primary drew a vote that prob- ably will not total much' beyond There are about persons eligible to vote in the state. The cost of the election to the state and municipalities is esti- mated in excess of made the average cost per vote about which is probably the highest in history. Steinle Far Ahead Justice Steinle, who was appoint- ed to the bench in December, had litle trouble outdistancing the field to gain the roll as favorite in the April 6 election. His vote was in excess of the combined total of his two opponents. Although Dieterich was far be- hind Steinle, he had no trouble beating Perry J.. Stearns, Milwau- cel about in excise tax reductions scheduled April 1 under present law. These cuts, if allowed, would have reduced- the -tax on liquor from to a gallon; on cigarettes, from 8 to 7 cents a standard pack; on automobiles from 10 to 7 per cent; on gasoline from 2 cents to 1V4 cents a gallon; on trucks and buses from 8 to 5 per cent; on beer from to stand, before and Civil Service Committee, and They intend to call him the Senate's Post Office not talk about" any of the possible choices, but he added: "It will be settled before the week is later than that." Kyes, who attended the news .conference, was asked why he was leaving the defense job, which he took after resigning as a General Motors vice president. "The best reason was that I agreed to come down (to Wash- ington) for only one he replied. Anderson's nomination was re- ferred to the Senate Armed Serv- ices Committee. -Early Senate confirmation is expected. Wilson told reporters the selec- tion of Anderson, 43, was "very fortunate" because he now had a year's experience in Pentagon operations and "I'm sure he will contribute greatly to the job that a barrel, and on wine about one j is to be done." third, the exact figure depending j upon alcohol content. The Ike Opposed Cuts Eisenhower administration opposed the sweeping cuts in the bill, although it favored cancella- tion of the scheduled reductions. The administration has decided not to- fight the excise-cutting move in the House but to pin its hopes on the Senate. Democrats had been primed to fight on the House floor to limit the extension of present rates on liquor, cigarettes and the other items to one year only, instead of indefinitely as approved by the Ways and Means committee. to ask him an embarrassing men with the largest number tion. Here is the sort of thing they j have in mind: "Mr. McLeod, as we understand it, a man who has been designated a security risk under the security program is clas- sified as a subversive if informa- tion relating to subversion appears in his personnel files. Now. sup- pose a man's files show that he kee attorney. Returns from of the state's precincts gave: Steinle Dieterich Stearns............ Under Wisconsin law if more REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. than two candidates are entered Redwood Falls voters approved for a state position, a primary is overwhelmingly Tuesday the con- necessary. Therefore Tuesday's I struction of a swimming primary was called to qualify the! pool. Redwood Falls Votes For Pool has recommended, in writing, the recognition of Red _China. "Suppose further, Mr, McLeod, that this same individual's files re- veal that he has also been rather closely associated with the Institute of Pacific Relations, and that he has been intimate with others ex- tremely active in the Institute. Ties With Hiss "Suppose, on top of all this, that the filos shew that the individual in question maintained for a long time a sympathetic association with Alger Hiss; that he recom- mended Hiss for a post ot" great na- tional influence; and that he failed to propose Hiss's discharge from this post, when Hiss was exposed by the Un-American Activities Committee. Would all this informa- tion be sufficient to place the in- dividual in the subversive cate- gory, in the breakdown of the se- curity program dismissals which the Administration has given It is a litle hard to see how Mr. McLeod is going to answsr this question, except by indignant waffling. For if this personnel files are complete, the information above unquestionably appears in the files, of Mr. McLeocTs boss, 9 Votes in Sparta SPARTA votes were polled in the primary election Tuesday. Officials figured that was a vote. President Eisenhower, accompanied by aides and bodyguards, "marched" from the White House to the" Old State Depit. Bldg. today for a conference with the press. Left to right: Eisenhower; press aides Jim Hagerty and Murray Snyder. Back; Jim Rowley, head of the Secret Service White House detail, and an unidenti- fied agent. (UP Telephoto) Ike Plans Radio Talk To Nation on Taxes WASHINGTON Eisenhower announced today he will go on the radio probably next week to discuss informally the philo- sophy behind the administration's tax bill. The President, making his plans known at a news conference, made no reference directly to a pending House bill to cut excise taxes by taken if the suggestions were not followed. President Eisenhower called for "fair play" at a news conference a week ago in an aftermath' to the collision between McCarthy and Secretary of the Army Stevens over the treatment given Brig. Gen. Ralph Zwicker before Mc- Carthy's Senate Investigations Sub- committee. Stevens said, and Mc- Carthy denied, that the general had been abused. Eisenhower said at that time that he expected Congress itself to take primary responsibility in the matter of committee fair play. He said "effective steps" were being taken an evident reference to the GOP Rules Committee move. "The statement says nothing about those Ferguson replied when newsmen asked about specific application to McCarthy and about enforcement. Here is the program as outlined by Ferguson; 1. An investigating subcommit- tee of any committee may be au- thorized only by the action of a majority of the committee. 2. No investigating committee or subcommittee is authorized to hold a hearing to hear subpoenaed wit- nesses or take sworn testimony unless a majority of the members of the committee or subcommitee are present; provided, however, that the committee may authorize the presence of a majority and a minority member to constitute a quorum. 3, An investigating committee or subcommittee may not delegate its authority to issue subpoenas ex- cept by a vote of the committee or subcommittee. ers President Raps Adlai's Charge Party Divided Supports Decision To Have Nixon Make Formal Reply WASHINGTON WI President Eisenhower today labeled as non- sense Adlai E. Stevenson's asser- tion that the Republican party is divided against Mc- Carthy and half Eisenhower." At a news conference, the Presi- dent also declared that Sen. Flanders' (R-Vt) performed a great public service in his Senate speech criticizing Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) for diverting attention from im- portant world problems. Flanders had told the Senate that McCarthy "by intention or through ignorance" was "doing his best to shatter" the Republican party. Eisenhower was asked for an expression of his opinion of Steven- son's statement in a speech in Miami last Saturday night that the Republican party is hopelessly divided. Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, said the GOP had become "half McCarthy and half Eisenhower." Remark Nonsense Eisenhower replied that at the risk of appearing egotistical, he would say the Stevenson remark was nonsense. As to Flanders' Senate speech Tuesday, Eisenhower said in re- sponse to questions that he generally with what the Vermont senator said. Flanders' main thesis was that TKT A-iauucio maul lueais waa tuat 4. No hearing shall be initiated the great Communist danger to the iless the investigating committee m-i-....._ _ Gradual Transition Assured by Benson WASHINGTON Secretary of of votes for the election in April. Agriculture Benson assured Con- Stearns who has been a candi- 1 gress today there will be a "gradu- viously unsuccessfully sought a Eisenhower administration's new Supreme Court seat made the program if it is enacted into mary necessary when he filed law. nomination papers about one hour before the deadline Jan. 26. He also tee it should be recognized that the present law-born program has failed to maintain farm prices at target levels. Although supported at 90 per cent of parity, wheat averaged only 82 per cent of parity and per cent last year, he however, the good corn said. 79 sought the Republican nomination the r P I said in a statement pre- for President in the Wisconsin I pared for the House Agriculture I Committee. Steinlp 57 was "anoomfprf to thp The features a system ve.' flexible price supports as con- preferential primary in 1952. Named by Kohler I SfiTfAS.TBJVS lul prices." post pays j Benson 10 year term. The a year. Steinle served as Circuit Judge n Milwaukee for 13 years before Steinle was active in Republican politics before reaching the Cir- cuit bench in Milwaukee in 1940. was called before the House committee as foes of the Eisenhower program launched a drive in the Senate for continued high price supports. They sought to outmaneuver the administration by attaching their plan to a bill, backed by the executive branch, Secretary Dulles. of State John Foster Dulles is accounted by most ob- servers one of the ablest high of- ficials appointed by President Ei- senhower. He has moved ahead (Continued on Page 14, Column 1.) ALSOPS The Wisconsin court primary is I to aid wool producers with a sub- non partisan, however, as are all judicial elections. Dieterich, 56, is a former state I Ser.. _______ commander of the DAV and is a j the move, which" would short cut Present Program Fails Sen. Ellender (D-La) sponsored former assistant attorney general. He sought the post of Attorney General as a Progressive twice and as a Republican three times, all without success. Both Steinle and Dieterich are graduates of Marquette Univer- sity's Law School. plans for lengthy committee hear- ings that would delay a vote on the issue until May. The Senate Agriculture Commit- tee arranged to hear Allan B. Kline, head of the American Farm Bureau. Benson told the House commit- about 912 million dollars a year. His announcement also came against the background of a Demo- cratic move to boost personal in- come tax exemptions by at an additional loss in revenue. The administration has not en- dorsed the excise cut and the Treasury hss indicated strong op- position to the exemption increase, Discusses Other Matters On other matters, the President: 1. Declared he sees no particu- lar need for TV and radio net- works to grant free time to any- one other than Vice President Nix- on for a reply to Stevenson's sideration of Hawaii and Alaskan statehood bills separately. There is a move in the Senate sponsored by Democrats, to tie Alaskan statehood to a pending bill which would make Hawaii the 49th state, 5. Made it clear that he doe not see at the present time tha any good would come out of four-power conference of th United States, Russia, France an- Great Britain. The President wa told that Prime Minister Churchi of Great Britain had again advo cated such a meeting. Eisenhowe smiled and said he has disagreec with the Prime Minister in the pas unless the investigating committee or subcommittee has specifically authorized such hearing. 5. No hearing of an investigating committee or subcommittee shall be scheduled outside of the District of Columbia except by the ma- jority vote of the committee or subcommittee. 6. No confidential testimony tak- en or confidential materia_l present- ed in an executive hearing of an investigating committee or sub- committee or any report of the pro- ceedings of such an executive hear- j ing shall be made public, either in whole or in part or by way of summary, unless authorized by a majority of the members of the committee or subcommittee. 7. Any witness summoned to a public or executive hearing may be accompanied by counsel of his own choosing who shall be permit- United States was from without and that McCarthy, with his con- centration on internal subversion, was diverting attention dangerous- ly from the external threats. Eisenhower said he had heard and seen part of Flanders' speech attacking "McCarthyism" on tele- vision Tuesday night. Prefacing his remarks with, the usual observation that he doesn't comment President party is now the party of" respon- sibility, so charged by the people. He said there was great danger in internscine warfare. He said that procedures that were irreg- ular and were aimed at aggran- dizement of an ob. vious reference to doing the country great damage. It would be a grave error to, split the party apart and go off in on personalities, the said the Republican criticism of the Republicans. 2. Declared emphatically that the j on some matters. United States never will become Comments on Schwable involved in any war unless such a step results from constitutional processes. He made that reply when asked what would happen if any of the Americans stationed in Indochina as technicians should be captured. 3. Said his primary interest, dur- ing all his years in the Army, and since, has been for the security the United States. That was in comment on Stevenson's criticism of the gram. "new look" defense pro- 4. Repeated that he favors con- Secretary Of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson, left, is shown with Rep. Clifford Hope chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, as he arrived in Washington today to testify before that group on a long-range farm program. (UP Telepboto) 6. Commenting on the case o Col. Frank Schwable, who "con fessed" during the Korean War that U.S. forces resorted to germ warfare, the President declared we should be careful to be understand ing in judging such cases. He added that he had read that it is practically impossible for anyone to endure the type of brainwashing to which some of our men were subjected as captives. 8. Confirmed that he is telling everyone he can reach, as he pul it, that he wants emphasis on the positive aspects of the adminis- trations' program. Negative things, he added, never make for happi- ness among people. 8. Touched off a laugh in re- marking that he ought to be rapidly impeached if he got so rigid that he could not decide any matter in the best interest of the country. That was prompted by a question on whether he would dis- approve any future international executive agreements which con- travene the internal law of the country. 9. Declared surplus farm com- modities, such as butter, should be disposed of in ways which are ad- vantageous to the United States. That was his answer when asked for his view on possibility of selling butter to Russia, at 40 to 50 cents a pound provided the same butter were offered to American consum- ers at the same reduced prices. 10. Differed with claims by Dem- ocrats in Congress that they are not being consulted by the Repub- licans. Actually, the President said, the shoe is on the other foot, and has been for 20 years. ted while the witness is testifying I different directions, he said. In to advise him of his legal rights, fhot "M Nixon Reports Progress in U.S. Rearming PHILADELPHIA (M-Vice Pres ident Nixon told a Philadelphia Bulletin Forum audience last night the United States has adjusted its thinking to the point "where we will now fight on our own terms." Nixon, in the forum's keynote addressi said U.S. armed strength and military planning is beinf rearranged "to carry out thai a plan which he said has already born visible fruit. "In not one area of the ie said, "have the Reds gained this in many cases we have made gains. For the first ime in a generation we are ex- seriencing peace and prosperity at ;he same time.1' 3 Found Dead in Auto in River HUDSON, Wis. per- ions were found dead today in a wrecked automobile that had gone unnoticed for several hours after t plunged into the Willow River near here. The dead were identified as Henry Phuhl, 23, of Hudson, who pparently was driving; Darlene )yg, 27, New Richmond, Wis., and iVilliam Gibson, 22, Star Prairie, Vis. The car had left County Road E bout eight miles northeast of [udson and traveled down a lane efore plunging over a 10-foot mbankment into the stream. that course he said great danger lay ahead for the party and the country. Up Committee Eisenhower backed deci- sion of the Republican National Committee to have Vice President Nixon answer Stevenson's speech, on television and radio. The Pres- ident said he had sat in on a meeting at which that decision was made. McCarthy has demanded network time for his own answer to Steven- son and has threatened to take to the Federal Communications Commission the decision of CBS and NBC refusing him this time. The President said he regards the network decisions as just since Stevenson's attack was aimed against the Republicans and there was no question that it was a Democratic campaign speech in the struggle for control of Con- gress. The President said he greatly admires Nixon and has trust and confidence in him. He said Nixon will place before the people the facts as all those in responsible positions in the Republican party understand them. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy, some light rain tonight and little warmer. Thursday mostly cloudy with moderate tempera- .ure. Low tonight 28, high day 40. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 43; minimum, 21; noon, 43; precipitation, norie; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER. (No. Central Observatians) Maximum temperature 42 at a. m. today; minimurr 16 at :30 a. m. today. Noon readings layer of clouds at eet; visibility 12 miles; wind five miles per hour from west; baro- meter 29.74, falling; humidity 64 per cent.   

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