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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Heavy Snow, Strong Winds, Severe Drifting fclVE 'CIVt MOKE! NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 94 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 12, 1954 TWENTY PAGES Storm Coming: Snow and Drifting Senator Asks Removal Of McCarthy Counsel WASHINGTON McCar- thy (R-Wis) cried "blackmail" to- day at an Army report he and his chief counsel, Roy Cohn, applied pressure for special treatment of a drafted aide while from othe: senators there were demands for a quick investigation. Four members of McCarthy's own permanent Senate investiga Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy is shown with the chief counsel of his Senate Investigating Subcommittee, Hoy Cohn, left, as he left a radio broadcast Thursday night. The Army charged in a sensational report that Cohn used threats to get favored treatment for a drafted McCarthy investigator. (UP Telephoto) McCarthy Rips Into Ed Murrow By EDMOND LE BRETON WASHINGTON Sen, McCarthy (R-Wis) has accused com- mentator Edward R, Murrow of having been connected with a Moscow school described as revolutionary, and Adlai Stevenson of dealing in untruths. Murrow said he actually was an adviser in an international educa- tion experiment the Russians cancelled in 1335 before any schooi tions subcommittee one a Re- for an early meet- ing of the group to consider the report. And the Senate Republican lead- ership indicated a least for the leave the matter in the subcommittee's hands. Sen. Potter (R-Mich) said Cohn Andresen Has Own Plan on Dairy Surpluses Benson to Submit Government Ideas Before April 1 WASHINGTON Rep. August H. Andresen, (R-Minn) announced today in advance of Secretary of reappearance report said Cohn voiced threats that Army Secretary Rob- ert T. Stevens would be "through" and the Army "wrecked" if Schine were sent overseas. Meeting Asked Potter said he wanted a meet- ing today to go into "all the facts." He caller reporters to his office and issued a statement. Tbe three Democratic members McClellan of Arkansas, Symington of Missouri and Jack- son of out a joint statement saying "we as- sume" McCarthy will call an early meeting. Potter and the three Democrats constitute a majority of the seven- member group. There was no immediate reac- tion from McCarthy himself. The senator was not in his office and members of his staff said he would have no statement afternoon. read the Democratic members' statement at an im- promptu news conference in his of- fice. Symington was not present, but Jackson sat beside McClellan. Schine, 26, is a former commit- ;ee consultant who was drafted into the Army, He is the son of a wealthy New York state theater chain operator. to supports, that he was drafting a plan to get rid of dairy products now bulging government ware- houses. Under fire for two days by the committee, Benson was sum moned back today for further tioning. Benson disclosed Thursday he will announce before April poss_ibly next Monday the ad- ministration program for getting rid of mountainous dairy surpluses, including butter stocks which reached a total of 311 million pounds this week. There were indications this pro- gram would divert butter into reg- ular trade channels at prices to the advantage of the housewife. Benson already has announced that dairy price supports will be lowered from 90 to 75 per cent of parity at the start of the new mar- keting year April 1. He told the House committee Thursday the lowered support lev- el probably would mean a reduc- tion in farm milk prices of 35 to 45 cents for 100 pounds. He estimated this reduction at the producer level could translate into a penny-a-quart cut in milk prices at the consumer level. There were no assurances such a con- sumer price cut would result, how- ever. Meanwhile Sen. Ellender (D-La) TODAY Flanders Pokes Fun At Senator By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON -There is some- __ __ t thing oddly reassuring about a talk Radio Network. with Sen. Ralph E. Flanders, Re-j sessions were held. The accusations came in the first installment of McCarthy's reply to recent He has said his real reply will be made ate Thursday urging an immediate closed session of the subcommittee o go into the situation. Potter said he was assured that an executive session of the sub- committee would be held, but he added that McCarthy set no date. Potter said he hoped it could be held today, "The Army's chronological list- ing of events concerning the al- leged intercession in behalf of a week from today But last night jprsivate Q David Schine by the m some sides at Murrow, who devoted his CBS television show Tuesday to a critical review of McCarthy, and Stevenson, Democratic presiden- tial nominee in 1952, who spoke against "McCarthyism" before a meeting of Democrats in Miami Beach Saturday. McCarthy spoke last night on a question and answer -program with Fulton Lewis Jr. on the Mutual chief counsel of the Senate Per- manent Investigations Subcommit- tee, Mr. Cohn, carries most shock- ing Potter said in a statement. publican, of Vermont. Flanders is a solid-appearing, McCarthy, saying he was quot- ing from a copy of the Pittsburgh ate speech of northern New Eng- land, and the shrewdly humorous face of a country lawyer. He is above all an eminently sensible man this is the characteristic which immediately strikes the vis- itor and it is reassuring to be reminded that American voters can be so sensible as to elect such a man. Like other such men in Con- gress (and there are more of them than sometimes appears) Sen. Flanders has not attracted a the truth, deal of attention in his eight years I 7 t in Washington. But a few days ago a stalemenl> the nation and the Republican par-] ty were rather sharply reminded of his existence when he arose on '.'_ Sun-Telegraph for Feb. 18, 1935, 'read a listing of Edward R. Mur- row, assistant director, Institute of International Education, as a member of the National Advisory Council of the Moscow University summer session. He quoted the newspaper as saying Moscow Uni- versity taught "the violent over- throw of the entire traditional social order." The Army report, a sort of i tenns of diary, covered the period from! mid-July of last year to Feb. 16, 1954, thus coming up to the eve of a fierce conflict between Mc- Carthy and Stevens over another issue. Before the Army report on the Schine matter was made available by Senate sources last night, Republican spokesmen, asking not to be quoted, had said they hoped to induce McCarthy to ease Cohn out before Democratic members of the investigations subcommittee could make an issue of the dis- closures. McCarthy, however, said Cohn would have the political courage to veto" a congressional decision to extend present farm price sup- ports. Secretary of Agriculture Benson has said he would recommend such a veto to President Eisen- hower. The President and his farm Cab- inet members have recommended a program of shifting to a flexible system of price supports, ranging from 75 to 90 per cent of parity. It would replace the present fix- ed 90 per cent support program on basic crops which expires at the end of this year. Parity is a price said by law to give a farm produc a fair relative purchasing power IB farmer mus' Winona Were Pushing through a light covering of wet snow today the first snow on the ground here since Feb. 7. (Repub- lican-Herald photo) 2 Paratroopers Killed in Mass Practice Jump FT. BRAGG, N. C. UH Two members of the 82nd Airborne Di vision were killed in a mass jump of paratroopers here yester- day. Thirty were hospitalized and about 50 other men received nor injuries. The Army Thrust the lives of Pfc. Joseph J. Hamel, 20, Claremont, N.-H., and Pvt. Junior L. Cooper, 23, Whiteville, Tenn. The Army listed one man in crit- .cal condition. He was identified as Romeo Paradise, Nashua, Other hospitalized paratroopers apparently were not seriously in- iured. The Army declined details of the 'atal accidents pending completion v w w Heavy Snow, Wind Warning Issued The heaviest snows of the winter season that most of us thought had departed, may fall on Winona tonight and Saturday. The fall started early this morning, and by noon had dumped an inch of snow on Winona. The snows fell spasmodically with a flurry of sfid dust in the air about 8 o'clock this morning. A heavy snow warning for Winona was issued by the Weather mi-1 Bureau with forecasts of snow or rain tonight and Saturday. Snow may accumulate from 3 to 6 inche and strong winds will caus drifting. But there will probably be -n important change in temperature the weatherman added. A low of an investigation. The casualties marred Army's largest peacetime 32 is expected tonight and Satur day's high will probably be aroun' 38. It was 28 at noon today. Inches to Today The forecast indicates Winona may receive its heaviest snow o the season. Previous high of inches fell on Jan. 27 and the tota was "pretty much indispensable" to the subcommittee. And he said, before the contents of the report Murrow, in New York, termed became available that he had sug- the broadcast statements "Me-1 gested w vain to Secretary of De- Carthv's latest reckless handling fense Wilson and Asst- Secretary earthy s latest reckless handling, "get both sides" and not take only the Murrow said) version of John G_ AdamS) C0un- to the Army, on the Schine the Senate floor and delivered a quietly devastating little speech about Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin. Best Passage Flanders not only bluntly charg- ed McCarthy with seeking to "shatter" the Republican party. He also made fun of McCarthy, something which has hardly ever been successfully done .before. His best passage may become a classic: dons his war paint. He goes into his war dance. He emits his war whoops. He goes forth to battle and proudly returns with the scalp of a pink Army dentist.'' Asked by one of these reporters how he came to make his speech, Flanders replied that it was "strictly my own idea." There were no urgings from the White House, or elsewhere. It was, Flan- ders realized, "a very serious thing to get up on the floor of the Senate and say how I felt sbout this McCarthy matter." No Hope of Unity It was indeed. McCarthy is per- sonally without question the most nearly universally disliked man in the Senate. Yet his bullying tactics have been so successful that prec- ious few Democrats, let alone Re- publicans in this Congress, have dared to breathe a word of crit- icism of him. "For over a year Flanders (Continued on Page 4, Column 1) ALSOPS an organization arranging country exchange of students and professors, and in that capacity was a member of an advisory committee for a summer school in Moscow. Fires Destroy 3 Homes at Austin AUSTIN, Minn, (ffi A farm couple and the families of two o: their married daughters were al homeless today as a result of three separate fires which destroyed two houses and damaged the third sc severely that it cannot be lived in until repairs are made. The third blaze early today lev- eled the farm home near Browns- dale of the Raymond Tuftes while the family was near Racine, see- ing the damage done Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Tufte's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cas- per Bremseth. Wednesday afternoon, flames destroyed the farm home of Mr. "fhe senator said he plans to land Mrs. Gilmor Sorem and their make public all material on the matter in his subcommittee's files. Sch'ine is a weaRhy New Yorker, who served the subcommittee without pay. Sen. Charles E. Potter a member of Sen. McCarthy's subcommittee, told 'a press conference in Washington today that chief counsel Roy Cohn- should be fired if an Army report about him is true. Potter referred to the Army report charging that Cohn once threatened to "Wreck the Army" in an effort to get preferential treatment for Schine. (UP Telephoto) five children near Wykoff, The blaze, blamed on defective wiring, was out of control by the time the Sorems returned from a shop' ping trip to Preston. Mrs. Sorem and Mrs. Tufte are sisters, daughters of the Brem- seths. En route to Austin Thursday to buy clothing for the Sorems, Mrs. Bremseth heard fire sirens in Grand Meadow. She phoned the fire department there and learned that the blaze was at her own home. Mrs. Bremseth returned to her home. and found the second story destroyed. The ground floor was damaged. It was while the Tuftes and their seven children were viewing the Bremseths' fire damage that their own home was destroyed. Neigh- bors discovered the fire and phoned the Brownsdale fire department. The Tuftes' clothing and other pos- sessions were burned. The Tufte fire, like that of the Sorems, was faulty wir- ing. No cause was determined for the fire that damaged the Brem- seths' house. All three families have moved in with relatives or friends. State Licenses Autos in February ST. PAUL au- tos were licensed in February bringing the 1954 plate total for Minnesota to trooper and equipment drop since World War II. The booted, combat- ready troopers cascaded from about 145 C119s (Flying Boxcars) onto four drop zones in the Ft. Bragg-Camp Mackall area, After landing, the men secured a theoretical air head and pre- pared for simulated combat. for the winter before today was thej 12V4 inches, para- By months, there were threi traces and three falls totaling Vh. inches in November; nine traces and three falls totaling ZVz inches in December; seven traces and five falls totaling 8Va inches jn January and only three days on which a trace of snow was reported during February. Not too much difficulty was en- Two were killed in North Carolina Thursday in jumps from C119 "Flying Boxcars" like these shown unloading paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division in one of the largest air- borne operations staged since World War II. Some para- troopers took part employing 200 troop carrier aircraft. This was the last major rehearsal for Exercise Flashburn, which starts at Fort Bragg, N. next month. (AP Wirephoto) countered by motorists in the area this morning, however. The Minn- esota Highway Department at Ro- chester reported that snow varied from 1 to 3 inches in southeastern Minnesota, but that the wind whip- ped snow except in off most of the roads sheltered spots where the snow held on the highways and melted slightly. A minor accident near Lanesboro about 7 a.m. today was blamed on the icy condition of packed snow on Highway 16. Crews Clearing The highway department said that there were slippery packed spots in most of the district, but that crews were clearing those areas. The department added that the earliest forecast was for six to eight inches of snow, but that about noon the weatherman said he didn't know what to expect and advised them to "keep your fingers crossed." Sheriff George Fort this noon re- ported that all highways in Winona County are open and traffic is pro- ceeding snow. despite this morning's Sleet, Rain And Dust Over Much of State 100-Mile-an-Hour Winds in Some Sections of Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Minnesota today was getting a heavy tinted with multi-colored dust- after coming through most of the winter virtually snow free. The Minneapolis Weather Bureau said "an average accumulating depth up to 6 or 8 inches...much deeper in drifts" was expected during the day. Northeast to north winds up to 50 miles an hour were forecast. At Austin, Albert Lea and New Ulm, thunder and lighting came along with snow and sleet, and reddish brown dust swirled through the air at Austin and Albert Lea. At New Ulm the dust was des- cribed as yellow and at Fairmont as pink. At Albert Lea, street lights and store lights were turned on and motorists used their headlights. By 10 a. m., Albert Lea had three inches of snow, Austin about two inches, Fairmont two and a half inches, New Ulm about one inch and the Twin Cities about one inch. The Minnesota Auto Club said driving conditions were poor from. U.S. Highway 12 south. A Twin Cities radio station school closing an- all from southern broadcast 59 nouncements, Minnesota. The dust evidently was lifted into the air from snow-free areas the Midwest. Temperatures were generally in the mid-20's, but the Weather Bu- reau said a drop to 10 to 15 de- grees was expected tonight. .snow was due to diminish Satur- day. Not In 1952 The weather Bureau indicated the storm would not be quite as severe as March 22, 1952, when 13.7 inches of snow heaped up in the Twin Cities area. A narrow belt of heavy to mod- erate snow was forecast for south- Sun in North INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. Iffl While much of the southern part of Minnesota en- countered its first substantial snowstorm of the winter, this terse weather report came from the northern border: "Sun shining, not a cloud. No snow since Monday's three inches. Season's total 70 inches." The sheriff said that Ed Erick- son's state highway department crews have completed the sanding ern Wisconsin today with 3 inches likely in some parts of that area. Madison had one inch of new snow on the ground early today, with Lone Rock and La Crosse re- and scraping of all sections of high- ways where hazardous conditions were developing and that no ser- ious traffic tieups have been re- ported. Several trucks were encounter- of Alma, Sparta, Mauston, Portage, ing difficulty on Stockton hill ear-! and Jefferson. Other roads in the lier this morning but the situation state were reported bare. porting three-quarters and a quar- ter inch respectively. Light snow caused slippery roads in the southwestern part of Wiscon- sin today. The snow belt was south was remedied by the sanding and scraping. Meanwhile, at LAKE CITY, resi- dents reported they were unable :o see the Coast Guard Cutter Fern iiat is proceeding through the ice in Lake Pepin en route to the Twin Cities. At 5 p.m. Thursday, iie cutted with an ice plow attach- ed was at the foot of the lake and :hree hours later was reported to be near Maple Springs, about three miles into the lake. This morning the swirling snows obstructed the visibility. American Spirits Stepdaughters From E. Germany BERLIN Peter KJ Grimes arranged today to fly his family o the United States after 'spiriting lis two German-born stepdaugh- ers away from their American- lating grandfather in the Soviet one. Grimes, 32-year-old Harvard jraduate of Belmont, Mass., and u's German wife, Irmgard, suc- eeded on their third attempt in ringing Monica, 14, and Evelyn, 1, to West Berlin a week ago. The daughters agreed this morn- ing they are now satisfied with eing here with their parents and are anxious to see America. Grimes married his wife in 1951 hen she emigrated to study in few York. Widow of a German rmy officer who died in a Soviet rison camp, she had left her tyfo aughters by that marriage with Minimum readings Thursday night were 2-7 degrees below those of Thursday morning, with Park Falls getting the lowest of 15. Lone -Rock had the daytime high of 45. Severe in Wyoming Along the leading edge of the storm, winds wailed over the drought-stricken prairies and sent dust billowing thousands of feet high Thursday. The blow'reached 80 miles an hour at Carlsbad, N. M., while east of Albuquerque gusts reached WO. The combination of wind and snow struck hardest at Wyoming, where driving conditions became so hazardous that 18 or 20 cars were stalled briefly at a point 20 (Continued on Page 11, Column 4) STORM WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Heavy snow warning. Snow or rain tu- night and Saturday. Accumulation of snow three to six inches with strong winds and drifting snow. No important change in temperature. Low tonight 32, high Saturday 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, Maximum, 47; minimum, 26; noon, 29; precipitation, .08 (1 inch sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 41 at p.m. day. Low 27 degrees at a.m. today. Noon 28, overcast at feet, visibility six miles with snow, wind from the' east northeast at 18 miles per hour with gusts up to 28, barometer at er parents in East Germany. 29.82 falling, humidity 75 per cent.   

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