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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Generally Fair, Somewhat Warmer Tuesday CIVE 4SW7 GIVE NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 96 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 15, 1954 EIGHTEEN PAGES Tax Cuts Peril Stability, Ike Says This Was All That was left of the Fort Haw- kins Baptist Church in Maeon, Ga., after it was struck by a tornado Saturday, night. Hundreds of homes throughout the area were damaged by !he twister as it struck about midnight. (AP Wire- photo) Weekend Tornadoes BattleforKeV Kill 8 in Georgia ATLANTA Wv-A small army of soldiers, airmen and civilians to- day formed a cleanup task force in the wake of weekend tornadoes which killed eight persons in central and west Georgia and did more than 23 million dollars damage to property. Three separate twisters whirled out of the night Saturday and ear- ned their lethal force into JIacon, where three died; to a rural area near the central Georgia city, kill- ing three others; and to Lawson in Indochina First Test Vote On Farm Policy Likely on Wool Sen. Aiken Will Lead Fight for Administration WASHINGTON wi Aiken spearheading the adminis- tration's farm program, squared away today for a gathering Sen- ate storm. The Senate test on the program. Jacked by some Democrats and lepublicans and outspokenly op- 'osed by others, may come on the ecision of Republican Leader tnowland of California to call for! ction on a wool production bill. Sen. EUender (D-La) head of a whether publicly or be- Showdown on McCarthy Controversy Expected Nixon Criticizes Reckless Talk, Questionable Tactics By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON Republican leaders faced critical decisions today' on strategy for ending the war between Sen. McCarthy and .he Army and avoiding an outright ireak between the Wisconsin Re- publican and the Eisenhower ad- ministration, McCarthy and GOP leaders seemed agreed that a showdown at which he and top Army officials would testify under oath is in order to get at the truth in the welter of charges and counter- charges. But where and when to stage j roup, including some Republie- ns, seeking to attach to the wool hind closed un- decided. measure a two-year extension of One major question was: Should resent high-level fixed govern- the investigation be entrusted to ment farm price supports. McCarthy's own subcommittee? By LARRY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina (J) A furi- TODAY Cohn Has Hold on Me Carthy By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON country and the Congress have been shock- ed as seldom before by the sor- did tale of Sen. McCarthy, com- mittee counsel Roy Cohn, and their pet. Private David Schine. The shock would be immeasur- ably greater, however, if the Army Department has told the whole story. For policy reasons, Assist- ant Secretary of Defense Fred Seaton heavily censored the Ar- ray's original account of McCar- thy's and Cohn's attempts to extort special favors for Private Scbine. After this censorship, the docu- ment the Army transmitted to members of the McCarthy investi- gating committee contained less than words. The iincensored version ran very nearly three times as long. What was removed, more- over, was not mere superfluity. President Eisenhower and Sec-! Directed at McCarthy tary of Agriculture Benson argue j After Vice President Nixon's uch high-level supports should ex-1 speech Saturday night, with its ire at the end of this year and passages obviously directed at Me- e replaced by flexible lower-level Carthy, the feeling spread on Capilol Hill that a showdown Air Force Base, adjoining Ft. Ben- 1 French Union fortress of Dien Bien ning, where two more were killed. 1 Phu. The Vietminh rebels hurled Four of the dead were children. I thousands of their best troops into Sev J Seventy persons were injured land 23 hospitalized. The tornadoes slammed into the same general areas where similar storms killed 18 and piled up dam- age exceeding 30 million less than a year Ego. The return visit of the South- land's spring scourge came a few hours after the Weather Bureau lifted a tornado alert. a do-or-die effort to drive the French out of northwest Indochina before the Geneva conference. nee props. Aiken, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Sen. Anderson former secre- tary of agriculture, in separate interviews, promised a floor fight against the Ellender proposal. They point out that the Agricul- ture Committee is only part way through public hearings on main features of the new program, in- eluding flexible price supports and a "set aside" of surplus cotton, wheat, butter and The French high command in I dairy products. Saigon said the French Union j Dairy industry witnesses were West Georgia was hit first. What I davs forces had the "situation well in hand" and were holding solidly against the "very rebel attack. A French spokesman predicted I the fighting would last several appeared to be the largest of the tornadoes tore a path 600 yards three hour cease fire in the turned several giant C119 Flying Boxcars. Eight of the 35-ton craft were destroyed and this contrib- uted heavily to the 20-million-dol- lar damage estimate at Lawton Field and at Ft. Benning, the na- tion's largest Army base. Dead at the air base were 6- month-old Linda Joyner, daughter of Sgt. l.C and Mrs. James T. Joy- ner, and Airman of Bobby T. French carried their dead and wounded from the battlefield. The French claimed at least rebels killed in the initial assault Saturday night and early Sunday, and admitted their own losses were "appreciable." The fighting resumed at noon Sunday with a heavy rebel bom- bardment of the strongly fortified, French held plain in the heart of baby died when several huge cin- der blocks tumbled from the roof of her parents' two-story house and crushed her in her bed. Then, as they had on wave on wave of screaming, bugle- blowing rebel troops surged for- ward against the bristling barbed a i wire barricades ringing the French Twin tornadoes took parallel I positions. paths through the Macon area three hours later and accounted Three main types of material are I for most of the dead and injured. known to have attracted the cen- Macon hospitals still house 15 per- sor's pencil. sons and 35 others were dismissed First, the whole document was i after treatment, studded with the disgusting obscen- j The Macon dead were 6-month- ities in which Cohn persistently in-1 old Dorothy Ann Lockhart, Gilbert dulged, whenever he was bullyrag- i Robinson, and Austin Hogan. The ing Army Department officials to parallel twister killed Irene Wai- give Schine special favors. The lace, 11, and Lorena Wallace, 6, fact is hinted at in the published I when it destroyed a farmhouse in paper. This describes how Cohn's rural Lizella. Sam Emory was language forced Army Department i killed when another farmhouse col- Counsellor John G. Adams to get lapsed near Centerville. out of a New York taxi in which i Macon pou'ce estimated damage he, Cohn and McCarthy were carry- at three million dollars in Bibb Mg on one of their arguments! County. about Schine. I But the naked reality of Cohn's i r i. language on these occasions is stat- i faulty VlSIOn ed by those who should know Ac Antn Hoath to be "like a blow in the face." The MS wearn unbounded arrogance, the inflated egotism, the Nazi-like sense of pow- j er that Cohn displayed, was of' course derived from his position as McCarthy's chief counsel. If this part of the story is ever told, no honorable American will be left with any lingering illustions about the true nature of McCarthyism. Second, the original document (Continued on Page 4, Column 4.) ALSOPS French mobile artillery, tanks, called before the committee hear- ing today. .Backing Aiken and Anderson are Sen. Holland (D-Fla) and Sen. Williams Ellender, who formerly headed the committee, said he is confident that more than 50 senators, a clear majority, will vote for a- two- year extension of the present sys- tem. Backing his move are Sena- tors Russell Maybank Humphrey (D-Minn) and Young Opposition to the administra- tion's price support proposals appeared stronger in the House, all of whose members face elec- tion contests this fall. Rep. Peage of Texas, second- ranking Democrat on the House Senate Majority Leader Sen. William F. Knowland, left, and House Speaker Joe Martin leave the White House today after the regular weekly congressional leaders conference. They received a preview of the President's talk to the nation tonight on taxes. The. Chief Executive told them that GOP congressional tax cut- ters have gone a little too far in making federal excise tax cuts. (UP Telephoto) Agriculture Committee, predicted yesterday the President could not count on more than tnree of the must come soon, Nixon said "reckless talk and questionable methods" in fightin? Communism played into the hands of opponents of the administration and that the administration insists procedures ued both in the execu- tive and legislative branches must be fair and proper. McCarthy set rigid time limits on any action this week. __ He said last night he has room MILWAUKEE McCarthy embroiled in one of on Ins schedule for only one meet- the most furious fights of his career, left Wisconsin yesterday ing of his investigations subcom- after a weekend in his home "state, tenaciously determined to fight mittee this He j Communism his way "as long as I am in the United States Senate." Since he flew in here during an icy gale Friday night with his McCarthy Pledges Fight to the End said there will not be enough mem- bers available for a meeting to- day, and _ .that he will leave Wednesday on a speaking trip which will keep him out of Wash- ington until next wetk. He said that if the subcommittee wants to discuss then his row with the Army "we will certainly do j iSjir'P so." j 'T'te The feud flared anew last week with publication of an official Army report to senators alleging j that McCarthy and an aide on his wife, the senator; 1. Offered to step aside tempor- arily as chairman of his Senate Investigating Subcommittee and testify himself on the Cohn-Schine- Stevens controversy. 2. Said he would ask author William Bucklev to pinch-hit for 1 Senate investigations subcommit- tee had put pressure on the Army to get special favors for Pvt. G. David Schine, a drafted former member of. the subcommittee's staff. The report specifically ac- cused the subcommittee's chief counsel, Roy Cohn, who is a pal of Schine, of backing such de- mands with threats. 23 committee members to support! McCarthy retort- his Program. This wasn't far off led. He accused Secretary of the fiap i GOP estimates. Ellender, in a weekend radio G. Adams, Army general counsel" speech, said the Eisenhower-Ben- mortars and heavy machine pnce program would "wreak and rifle fire cut down the among small farmers" minh by the scores. Fighters and by reductions in their in- bombers roared overhead, mowing comes and purchasing power. _-j. ji_ i I Ho nnntanHoH kin I drivers has eye defects without realizing it, an American Opto- metric Assn. official said night. a wide swath in the ranks of the wildly charging rebels. St. Paul Railroad Official Killed in Singapore Air Crash ST. PAUL W Edgar __o_____________ Mattson, 52, St. Paul, general piled" up" domestic" wool "in "govern" superintendent of transportation i ment hands, would ask domestic for the Northern Pacific Railway, j producers to sell at market prices was one of 32 persons who died (Benson could make up any differ- Saturday when a British airliner j ence by payments financed crashilanded and burned at Singa-j through a part of import duties An NP spokesman said Mattson i Ellender said ti left Feb.. 26 for a vacation trip by) a blank check for air around the world. Mattson was a former NP He contended Benson has been trying "to blacken and besmear the present farm program" by issuing "deceiving statistics, load- ed figures and slanderous utter- ances." Aiken discounted attacks by Ellender and others as "a lot of political campaign chatter." Ellender also hit out at the wool bill which, instead of continuing the government loans which have of trying to use the drafting of Schine as "a club" against him. Says Kohler When Asked About Joe WESTWOOD, Calif. WV-Gov. Kohler of Wisconsin was one of the godparents present Sun- day at the baptism of the three children of actress Es- ther Williams and her hus- band, Ben Gage. After the ritual, Gov. Kohler was asked for his comment on Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Replied the governor. "It's a nice day isn't it? Beautiful weather out here." him in a television answer to an Edward R, Murrow program criti- cal of McCarthy. (Murrow later refused the substitution.) ........_____ 3. Told an audience of business- j House session. Sen. Knowland" of men he would press his investiga- j California, GOP leader of the Sen- tions into alleged internal Com- ate, agreed with him. Opposes Slash In Personal Income Rate Martin Reports Billion Cut Already Made WASHINGTON Wl President Eisenhower was reported by con- gressional leaders today to feel income tax cuts being urged by Democrats would endan- ger America's economic stability. The President, who will addresi he nation on taxes tonight over major radio and TV networks, dis- cussed his tax views with GOP leg- slative leaders for about an hour at the White House. Itouse Speaker Martin alking with reporters afterward, said tax cuts already made by the dministration this year and those ontemplated during the rest of he year total about seven billion ollars. He added that Eisenhower be- ieves that to "dump another cut on top of that >ould be straining it too far fi- ancially." Takes Up Bill Wednesday The House will take up on Wed- esday a tax revision bill calling or about Sl.SOO.OOO.OOp in tax re- uctions without touching the per- onal income levy rate. House emocrats plan to propose that in- ome levies be cut by raising indi- idual exemptions a year rom 5600 to for each depen- ent. Martin said "grave concern is elt" that to go beyond the esti- mated seven billion dollars in tax eductions already made and con- emplated would "endanger the dy- amic, progressive program of tht Iministration and   if.i D- ii Administrative Director J. Har- j and Mont. He started with VUI6t Birthday H Rlltrnf W.-A I .1 ___ __ ticut and Rhode Island, with the graduate of Annapolis and served 1 PRINCETON, N. J, w-Dr. Al- lowest death rates per mile of 1 as an Army colonel in the Persiar travel, have the highest driver's Gulf Command during World Wa vision standards. in. This Air Force C119 cargo plane Was flipped over on its back by 100-mile-an-hour winds which ripped Lawson Air Force Base near Columbus, Ga. Two persons u-vgre killed and millions of dollars of damage was done at the base. This photo was taken by Robie Ray of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. (AP Wirephoto) bert Einstein observed his 75th birthday yesterday in his custom- ary home and without fuss. M WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona ,and Vicinity Fair to- night and Tuesday. Somewhat warmer Tuesday. Low tonight 16, high Tuesday 36. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 31; minimum, 15; noon, 28; precipitation, trace. Official observance for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 33; minimum, 17; noon, 33; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 33 at a.m. to- day. Low 15 at a.m. Noon clear, visibility 15 miles, wind from the northwest at eight miles per hour, barometer 0.44 steady and humidity 45 per cent. Three Children of screen actress Esther Williams were christened in Hollywood, Calif., with Gov. Walter Kohler of Wis- consin 'as the godfather. Left to right: Ben Gage, Mrs. Ben Gage (Esther Susan Gage, 5 months, and Gov. Kohler. The boys, left to right, are Kimmie, 3 years old, and Benjie, 4 years old. (UP Telephoto) the constant yak-yaking to th effect that we haven't been gentli enough with the Communists am their said McCarthy in a press conference at Appleton shortly before Washington. "The shouting and hullabaloo o; the past week have taken the ten- sion away from the question to which we still are awaiting an answer: Who in the military pro- moted Maj. Irving Peress when they knew he. was a Communist, kept him from overseas duty, gave him a plush job in the United States, and aa -honorable dis- Reporters asked about Vice President Nixon's Saturday night speech in which he said the Re- publican party insists that the fight against Communism must be "fair and proper." McCarthy, who earlier had said he didn't know of any instance where there hasn't been fair play by the Senate said, "I won't dignify any of the re- marks by making a statement on them, The records speak for them- selves. To Pursue Probe "I definitely intend to vigorously pursue my probe of Communism." That same determination wa. voiced by McCarthy in his Satur day night speech before a Mani towoc Junior Chamber of Com merce gathering. "As long as I am in the United States Senate, and I hope it is a long he said, "I don intend to treat traitors like gen- tlemen. They are not gentlemen. Making no reference to persons in politics, the Wisconsin senator, who has almost five years to go in his present term, said "Some people have told me that I shouldn't get so rough. "It's a difficult job to pick these slimy creatures without getting rough. If someone can tell me the gentlemen's way to dig out Communists, I invite them to 'come in, the water's fine.'" Prior to the talk, McCarthy said in an interview he wanted to tes- tify under oath about his current row with Army Secretary Stevens. He said he wanted Sen. Karl Mundt who ranks next a him on his investigations sub- committee, to assume the chair- manship temporarily while Mc- Carthy presents a witness." tions is a vote against Eisen- hower." The line they expect the Presi- dent to take is that the loss of rence at Appleton at flying back to 000 annually under the smaller of the two Democratic exemption in- crease blow sky high any chance of balancing the budget in the foreseeable future and with it the general adminis- tration fiscal program, which has stressed "sound money'1 and avoid- ance of inflation. The President speaks from 8 to p.m., (Winona time) tonight. Stenographers arrived at the White House last night soon after ie President returned from a weekend trip to Camp David, his Catoctin Mountain retreat, indi- cating he was continuing the work on the speech he had begun at he camp. Bridges said in an interview that he Democratic move already is being felt in the handling of money "ills by the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which he is chair- man. "All this talk about cutting taxes making it almost impossible o cut expenditures as we e New Hampshire senator said, "We struggle to cut off a mil- on dollars here and a million dollars there and then we hear that all of these savings will be swallowed up in tax reductions. It has caused some members to adopt a 'what's-the-use' attitude." Democrats are undecided wheth- er they wil! attempt to attach to a House-approved excise tax bill which comes up for hearing before the Senate Finance Committee today, an amendment which would increase the personal income tax exemption allowed for each tax- payer and each dependent from the present to They plan definitely however, to offer it for inclusion in a gen- eral tax revision measure sched- uled for a House vote Thursday, This measure carries a 240-million- dollar tax relief provision for corporation stockholders and thjs s under direct Democratic fire. m Evidence Dug Up BLACKWELL, Okla. Wt-Sher- iff's officers dug up worth of eer, one can at a time, after two uspects admitting stealing the eer and burying each can indi- idually along the bank of the Chikaskia Kiver. i "all tlie facts as.   

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