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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              -Cloudy, Colder Tonight; Sunday Fair and Cold NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 95 GIVE 'GIVE MOXE1 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 13, 1934 SIXTEEN PAGES 32 Killed in nga re Plane Crash Nixon to Deplore McCarth Tactics Private G. David Sehine, the former consultant to Sen. Joseph McCarthy's investigat- ing subcommittee, appears dur- ing recruit training at Camp Gordon, in Georgia, within the past two weeks. (AP Wirephoto from Life Magazine) TODAY Hoover Jr. May Be DullesAide By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON are three leading possibilities for the important post of under secretary of state. One of these is the present deputy under secretary, Robert Murphy, and another is Foreign Operations Administrator Harold Stassen, both of whom want the job. The third is none other than Herbert Hoover Jr., who doesn't want the job at all. There is no secret about the fact that the present under secretary, W. Bedell Smith, intends to leave the State Department before too long. His health is none too good, he has had tempting offers from private business, and after a life- time of valuable public service he naturally wants to build up a fi- nancial competency while he can'. The search for his successor is not yet urgent, since Smith is not expected to leave for some little time. But already the pulling and hauling for this vital job, one of the half dozen key policymaking jobs in the government, has be- gun. No Pressure The younger Hoover is certainly doing no pulling and hauling on his own it is quite pos- sible that he does not know his name is being discussed. Yet it is being discussed quite seriously. The fact is that Hoover has im- pressed many people with the skill with, which he has handled his present delicate State Department assignment. This assignment, for which he was chosen by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, is to achieve an oil settlement in Iran. Those impressed include such important men in the Administra- tion as Dulles himself, Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey, Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownell, and Roger Kyes, the outgoing Deputy Secretary of Defense, with all of whom Hoover has worked closely. Another Hoover admirer is British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. At the Bermuda conference, Eden told the American delegation that if anyone on earth could ne- gotiate a settlement in Iran, Hoov- er could. In short, Hoover has shown brilliant qualifications for handling the foreign end of his job. He is also well qualified to handle the almost equally important do- mestic end. A good part of the under sec- retary's job, after ali, is to pro- tect the secretary's rear, on Cap- itol Hill. Hoover has shown him- self adept (as his father never was) at handling members of Con- gress, and it is already obvious that Dulles is going to have his troubles on the Hill. Yet even Sen. (Continued on Page 16, Column 1) AL.SOPS WASHINGTON W Vice Presi- dent Nixon states the case for the Republican administration tonight while a family fight rages within the GOP over Sen. McCarthy (R- Wis) and some of his investigative aides, Nixon said he will "not dodge the issues" in tonight's speech, which will be carried at p.m., One congressional leader, who asked not to be quoted by name, said Nixon probably will name Mc- Carthy specifically in his talk. This leader said there was no doubt that Nixon would cite President Eisenhower's legislative program as the big issue before the nation and would dispute Stevenson's con- tention that the administration has embraced "McCarthyism" as a campaign issue. The administration line that ap- peared to be emerging was that McCarthy's methods of investigat- ing alleged Communists are only a passing and sometimes unfortu- nate phase in the overall job of running the government. Sen. Duff one of Eisen- hower's original 1952 supporters, said in an interview he believes the President's program is being imperiled by the controversy over McCarthy which has cut deep into the Republican party. Friday McCarthy bitterly pro- tested Army Department officials had attempted to "blackmail" his investigations subcommittee into dropping a probe of the Army. He made public a document that represented Secretary of the Army Kansas Highway patrolmen stop traffic on U. S. 24-40 west of Topeka Friday afternoon to warn them of the zero visibility ahead caused by eastern Kansas' worst duster since the 30's. AP Wirephoto) Stassen Sidesteps Reporter's Quiz On Senate Race WASHINGTON (ffi E. Stassen, foreign operations admin- istrator, sidestepped a reporter's question Friday as to whether he's going to enter the Minnesota sen- atorial contest. Stassen said he has not "ana the time element" which Blizzard Sweeps Over Five States By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A snowstorm moved northeast out of Colorado and Kansas today, wetting down clouds of dust that had reduced visibility to zero in parts of five states. The blizzard dumped up to 10 inches of snow in would be involved if he decided Robert T. Stevens as trying to run for Republican nomi- divert the group's attention to search for wrongdoing in th Navy, Air Force and Defense De partment. Stevens and John G. Adams, the [Army's general counsel retortec that such accusations were untrue McCarthy had said Adams tolc him several months ago a repor embarrassing to the subcommittee would be made public unless an investigation of the Army were called Investigation Demanded Before the day was over some Republicans as well as Democrats in the Senate were demanding in- vestigations to determine who is telling the truth in the crossfire of accusations. The explosion that again shat- tered the peace between Stevens and McCarthy came when Senate sources Friday made public an Army report saying efforts were made to get special treatment for G. David Schine, an unpaid con- sultant to McCarthy's subcommit- tee, after Sehine was inducted last November as a private. The report cited instances when McCarthy had allegedly exerted pressure on Army Department of- ficials and his subcommittee's chief Roy Cohn, allegedly had used threats. [nation in the Sept, 14 primary. Minnesota Republicans have been trying to get a strong candidate to oppose Sen. Humphrey Youths Face Theft Charge THE DALLES, Ore. W) Two Minnesota youths, arrested here after a wild car chase Tuesday, will face federal court at Portland Monday on charges of car theft. U. S. marshals arrived here Fri- day night to take custody of Robert E. Searcy, Glenwood, and Marvin Denzer, Le Center, each 18, for :he trip to court. Officers said the two were captured in an auto stolen at Bemidji, Minn, after the pair lad escaped from the jail .at Gay- ord in that stae. Agents of the Federal Bureau if Investigation questioned Searcy, and Denzer and Searcy were being ield in the Gaylord jail on grand arceny charge. its wake. As 'the storm progressed, winds that had buffeted the Plains Later, in a car that was found more than 500 acres each, abandoned near Bemidji, police ound a number of weapons and quantity of ammunition appar- ntly stolen after the jail break. States with gusts up to 100 miles an hour diminished slowly. But bail borne by a howling wind and accompanied by lightning lashed Grand Rapids, Mich. Nebraska bore the brunt in the early stages. The storm substi- tuted snow for dust in its drive across the midcontinent. Snow to depths of 10 inches was reported at Chadron in western Nebraska. The Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. reported long line circuits out in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. It said farm phones were out of service in the three states. Moving Into Minnesota In Kansas City, the Weather Bureau said the storm would move northeast through Iowa and Minne- sota into Wisconsin and Michigan, and eastward out of Oklahoma and Texas. The weatherman said some rain was in prospect north of a line extending roughly eastward from St. Joseph, Mo., northeast of St. Louis to Cincinnati. He said falling temperatures were in pros- pect for the South as warm air gave way to cold. High winds continued to buffet Missouri last night, fanning dozens of forest fires, some covering Oregon Patrolmen Everett Chapman, left, and L. W. Brock- way stand beside clothing and guns found in the car driven by two Minnesota youths who were nabbed after a police chase at 80 miles per hour that ended when the car crashed into a parked vehicle. A similar "arsenal" was found in an abandoned car at Bemidji, Minn. The car the boys were in when captured had been reported stolen at Bemidji. The pictures at the right show, left, Marvin Denzer, 18, Le Center, Minn., and Robert Searcy, 18, Glenwood, Minn., shortly after their arrest in The Dalles, Ore, They were accused of escaping jail at Gaylord, Minn., and traveling cross- country in a stolen car, financ- ing the jaunt by burglaries committed along the way. (As- sociated Press photos) The State Conservation Commis- sion said the worst danger was in southwestern Missouri, where more than 20 fires raged. Dust blown in from the Plains States hampered fire watchers in planes and towers. In Kansas, whose wheat plains fed the dust storm, two died in a traffic mishap blamed on the storm. Scores of lesser accidents were reported. The dust got so thick on the Oklahoma A, M. basketball court at Stillwater that it had to be brushed off after every quarter in a regional tournament of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. A heavy pall of dust covered the upper two-thirds of Texas last night and was expected to drift southeast over the state by morning. 5 Perish in Tenement Fire Up to 8 Inches Of Snow Covers Parts of State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern Minnesota tackled its first big snow removal job of the season today in the wake of Fri- day's storm that brought up to eight inches of snow and strong drift-whipping winds. Hardest hit was the southwestern corner of the state where up to eight inches fell. Most of the fall was concentrated a line through Morris, St. Cloud and Cambridge. Snow north of that boundary was comparatively light. All main highways were report- ed open, but only emergency travel was recommended by the Minne- sota Auto Club until late afternoon. Highway crews were in action and indications were most main routes would be plowed to two lane width by late afternoon. Many sec- ondary roads were impassable. The storm forced cancellation of many events including high school district basketball tournaments. Most rural schools allowed pupils to go home early Friday. Winds of 20-to 30 miles an hour continued to cause drifting today but the Weather Bureau predicted the blow would abate by late afternoon. Temperatures were gen- Eight Survive Flaming Wreck, Two Explosions Big Four-Engine Craft Coming In for Landing SINGAPORE BOAC Con- stellation airliner crashed and burst into flames on landing at Kal- lang Airport here today, killing 32 of the 40 persons aboard. BOAC officials said two Americans and one Canadian were among the pas sengers. The Singapore Standard said the Americans were believed to be Vice President Grant F. Olson, of the W. A. Shaeffer Pen Co., and Michael Shathin, Far East super- visor of Warner Brothers. The plane, bound from Australia to London, skidded on landing, swerved to the right, then somer- saulted and burst into flames after a loud explosion. Eight crewmen survived and were hospitalized but released aft- er treatment. One crewman per- ished. A Sheaffer spokesman in New York said the company's agent in the Far East had reported Olson had died in the crash. The pen executive was an ad- ministrative assistant last year to Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks, assigned to former Assist- ant Secretary of Commerce Craig Sbeaffer. Born In .Minnesota Olson was a director of the com- pany and became a vice president in 1948. He was in charge of ad- vertising and export. A native of Two Harbors, Minn., he was graduated from the Uni- versity of Illinois in 1928, the year he joined Sheaffer and moved to Fort Madison, Iowa, its headquar- ters. Olson was en route from Aus- tralia on a swing through the Far East that began a month ago. He had been traveling with Mr. and Mrs. John Sheaffer, Craig Sheaf- fer's son and daughter-in-law but A Nurse From A Nearby Seattle, Wash., clinic bends down to help Patrolman Vernon R. Chase, 24, after he was seriously wounded in a gun battle with men who held up a branch of Seattle First National Bank. One patrolman was killed and an- other wounded. (AP Wirephoto) Manpower Sought to 'robe Security Risks WASHINGTON UP) Eisen- lower administration is seeking more manpower to finish the job of investigating possible security risks among federal workers. President Eisenhower asked Congress yesterday to approve transfer of in State, Jus- tice and Treasury Department funds to permit completion of this task by June 30. NEW LONDON, Conn. Wl A dingy apartment in a blighted area went up in flames here early to-! Most day killing five persons. l T1WJI Nineteen escaped, some through the heroism of off duty sailors from the nearby U. S. Navy sub- marine base. erally mild in the storm area. The forecast was colder tonight and Sunday. Twin Cities traffic was snarled by a 7-inch snow, but buses and, streetcars were operating. The j storm brought out plows and crew for the first time in months. Up 1 Friday the Minneapolis city eng neering department has spen for snow removal instea of an average of in norma winters. Redwood Falls, Rochester Wilmar each reported five inche of snow, St. Cloud and Alexandria three. Duluth got a little over an inch. they took a plane six hours ahead of his. He was 48, Olson's son attended Culver Mili- tary Academy. The big four engine plane, op- erated by a. British Commonwealth company, was coming in from Jakarta, Indonesia, where it had stopped over on its regularly scheduled flight from Sydney, Au- stralia, to London. It crashed at the end of the run- way after skimming over rooftops on a normal approach for the land- ing. Flames enveloped the plane and roared out of control for more than an hour. When the blaze was quelled, the firemen broke into the plane with axes to pull out the charred re- mains of-the victims. Some of the injured crewmen in the forward Jjart of the plane man- aged to crawl to safety. One of these was the stewardess, Jose- phine Butler, who was said to be in serious condition. An aged civil- ian in the tail of the plane was the first to be removed by the rescu- ers. His condition was reported as critical. Horrified eyewitnesses, including friends and relatives of some of Inter-American Parley Votes to Curb Reds, IM CARACAS, Venezuela ffl The 10th Inter-American Conference to- day voted overwhelmingly to con- demn the activities of the inter- national Communist movement as foreign intervention in American affairs. The vote on this key section of the U.S.-sponsored anti-Communist resolution was 17-1 with only Guat- emala voting against it. Mexico and Argentina abstained. Guatemala, accused by U. S. of- ficials in Washington of being Communist dominated, has fought a bitter, lone battle against such a declaration by the conference. That c o u n t r y's representatives here deny their government is un- der Red influence and claim they are fighting for democracy. The Red issue has been debated heatedly in the political jurisdical committee of the conference for a week. Dulles led the fight for pas- those aboard, said they saw only one of the plane's retractable wheels come down as the Constel- lation approached. One witness sage of his resolution calling on American states to take joint ac- tion whenever any one of their number falls under international Communist influence. Mexico led the way in trying to get the proposed resolution amend- ed to call for joint action only if a country were threatened by outside agents. Several countries wanted assurances that the citizens of in dividual states would have the right to choose their own form of said he heard two explosions as I government and economy without the plane hit the ground. j outside interference I quarter. from any Man Captured By Iran Police Sailors flocking to the scene) TEHRAN, Iran Itfl-Hossein Fa- from New London's night spots, I temi, Iran's "most wanted" man ,f since jast August was closing at just about the time the fire broke out, aided firemen and policemen in catching men, women and children who dropped from second and third floor windows. None of the occupants, all living above the street level, escaped through normal exits. The fire was discovered by Po- liceman Walter Petchark. Investi- gating wisps of smoke he saw coming from the building, Pet- chark was greeted by a burst of flames as he opened the door. He also heard explosions, he said, pro- ba'bly from fuel oil. Some survivors were treated for minor injuries at a hospital. by police in a Tehran suburb to- day and jailed. Fatemj, a fiery Nationalist, was foreign minister tinder Mohammed Mossadegh until the forces' of the Shah deposed Mossadegh last fall. Soon after Fatemi was brought to police headquarters an ardent pro-Shah backer tried to wrest him away and kill him, but failed. Fatemi, 36, fled into hiding dur- ing the bloody royalist coup which overthrew the Mossadegh regime Sept. 19. He first was reported "torn to bits" by an angry mob then later was said to have escap- ed to Egypt or Syria. Red MIG Attack 2 American Planes MUNICH, Germany Tw< American Navy carrier basec planes were attacked by a Com munist MIG near the Czech Ger man border Friday. Czechoslovak ia charged immediately that they had flown over its vital uranium producing center at Jachymov, 35 miles inside the Iron Curtain an( fired the first shot. The Navy said one of the two American propeller driven planes was damaged but both pEots man- aged to bring their aircraft safely down at Neubiberg airbases in the American zone of Germany near Munich. A Navy spokesman in London :aid an investigation into the shoot- ngs was ordered by the U. S. "lixth Fleet. He said the first re- iflrts showed empty aviation am- munition cartridges were found on erman soil after the attack. One Imerican spokesman in Munich aid, however, the planes had "in- dvertently" crossed into Czech erritory. Clouds covered much of the frontier area over which they flying, Bavarian police were the first i report the incident and it was i hours before Army, Navy or Air Force came out with an official confirmation of the shooting. Before they did, the' Red gov ernment of Czechoslovakia already had announced over the Prague Radio that it had lodged a forma note of protest with the U.S. em bassy charging the planes had en- tered its territory at Domazlice in the early afternoon and flew as far east as Jachymov one o) the Soviet world's most important producers of atomic energy raw materials. The Czech broadcast said one of that country's jets intercepted the American aircraft and demanded hat they follow it to a landing inside Czechoslovakia. "However, the American planes refused to follow this demand and attacked the Czech the Jrague Radio report claimed. 'The Czech plane then used its weapons in self defense." The Navy said the two planes were on a routine training flight ff the Essex class carrier Ran- olpb. The Randolph is attached o the Sixth Fleet, which is the ackbone of the NATO naval de- ense system. Search on For Seattle Bank Bandits SEATTLE bank rob- bers who shot their way through a police trio, killing one and wounding two others, were the ob- jects of a virtually clueless search throughout the Pacific Northwest today. The policemen never fired a shot Friday forenoon as they were cut down by the three men who had just finished robbing the Greenwood Bank of 800 of which they dropped in their getaway. The bandits, wearing bora- rimmed spectacles and false nosei which some bystanders first thought were part of a joke, en- tered the bank at a.m. Aa employe pressed a concealed alarm bar with his foot and three policemen in one-man patrol sirens screaming as they neared the bank. "George, somebody's sounded the one bandit shouted as he ran toward the front lobby. Police Sgt. Howard Slessman, shotgun at his side, was running through the outer door. The bandit fired and Slessman fell, a bullet wound in his neck. As Slessman fell, Patrolman Frank W. Hardy, 30, arrived and jumped from his car, ruining to. ward the parking lot on the east side of the bank, A second bandit fired through a window, hitting Hardy in the head. He dropped to the sidewalk, mortally wounded. The third officer, Vernon R. Chase, arrived just as two of the gunmen broke through a side door. One fired quickly and Chase was down a few feet from Hardy, a bullet wound in the chest. The third kicked out a plate glass window and jumped through. He dropped a sack containing 800 as he fled. The robbers' getaway automo- bile was found later, a few miles away, its motor still warm and a .45 caliber bullet on the front seat No further clues of real import have been uncovered, police offi- cials reported late Friday night. Fire In Church at Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY Friday caused an estimated dam- age to the First Christian Church in Mason City. A organ was destroyed in the fire, which apparently started behind the organ and spread up- ward. Authorities said defective wiring or lightning might have started the blaze. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy aad colder tonight. Snow flurries ending this evening. Sun- day generally fair and cold. Low tonight 16, high Sunday 28 LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 30; minimum, 22; noon, 28; precipitation, .41 (5 inch- es sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 28 at a. m. to- day, low 22 at a. m. today. Noon readings temp 28, over cast at feet, visibility 3 miles with snow and blowing snow wind from the north at 23 miles an hour with gusts tb 33 miles an hour, barometer at 29.79 and rising, hu- I midity 69 per cent.   

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