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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Windy, Rain Tonight; Cooler Friday Attend Winona's Spring Preview Friday, Saturday NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO, 99 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1954 TWENTY-TWO PAGES oman in Preston Crash Dies Gov. Anderson Seeks Re-election BUSINESS IN AMERICA New England Has Rolling Adjustment By SAM DAWSON (Editor's note: Sam Dawson, Associated Press business news analyst, is touring the nation to write the story of business today as he sees it.) BOSTON New England cousia can explain a "rolling ad- justment" to you if you're wondering what this business jargon is all about. He's already had one. In three years, employment in the soft goods industries (largely textiles) dropped in this area. Lare numbers of these Republican Slate Shaping Up for Summer Battle Admits Decision One of Toughest In His Career By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL C. Elme Anderson announced at a news con Eerence today that he would rui Res well B. Perkini, 27, one of the youngest men ever nam- ed to a high appointive gov- ernment position in the past 50 years, posss after he was sworn in as assistant secretary of welfare in Washington, D. C. He is a native of Boston and a graduate of Harvard. (AP Wirephoto) workers are still out of jobs. And Yankees just now seem to be rolling with another one. The hard goods industries, which grew rapidly in New England- adding jobs in the same three years, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston hire a few less workers than a year ago. Work weeks are tending to shrink a little in almost all indus- tries around here, the regional office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. 10 Per Cent Drop But the drop in industrial output in the area seems to be just about the same 10 per cent it is for the nation as a whole. And March is shyly bringing some slight seasonal gains in em- ployment, although the BLS says not enough to hoist factory work- rolls back to last year's level. in 1952. New Engenders tell you that! "Not until this Gov. An- national conditions will call thejderson said, "did I reach a def- tune for many of their new metal-1 inite decision to seek a second full working factories henceforth, be-1 term as governor and to continue cause most of them make parts the work assumed and new work or supplies for others elsewhere.! begun in the 2V2 years since be- for re-election. In announcing his plans, Ander son .said there have been few deci sions in his 42 years of lifi which have re ceived sue! "long, thorough and careful con sideration as tha of wheth-er or no to become a can didate for offk' in 1954." Anderson b e came governor Sept. 27, 1951 when Luther W Gov. Anderson Young d a b I re signed to become a federal judge in Washington, D. C. Ander- son then was lieutenant governor. He was elected for a two-year term If these outsiders slow down con- sumer goods production, New Eng- land will find orders scarcer. And many here have been doing sub- coming chief executive. I shall of- fer my name to the people of Min- nesota as a candidate when filings open in Contracts for defense programs Considered Senate Race whose days are numbered. j When asked whether he had con-- Retail trade, however, remains sidered making a race against Sen. Thye, Shipstead Back Bjornson In Senate Race ST. PAUL W) Val Bjornson today had the backing of Sen. Tbye (R-Minn) and former U. S. Sen. Henrik Shipstead in his pro- jected race to unseat Sen. Hum- phrey (D-Minn) in this fall's elec- tion. "Bjornson is a very able man, well qualified and well acquainted in Thye said in Wash- ington Wednesday night. "I am very glad he made up his mind to be a candidate." Shipstead, in retirement at Alex- andria, Minn, since his 1947 defeat by Thye, said he knew of no one, who would make a better candi- i growth industries like electronics, date than Bjornson, currently Min- j aircraft and machinery, and with I mushrooming ones utilizing atom- almost as good as a year ago, although the buyer is the un- challenged king. Total savings in the area continue high. New Road Projects The New England Road Builders Assn. is crowing because the six states have authorized spending of 825 million dollars for new road projects in the next three times the amount spent in the last three. Home building continues around the newer electronics or metal- working centers and- in some metropolitan suburbs. Just as in your state maybe, New England shows some districts that are definitely depressed, while others still ride high. Expansion plans go on, for the long haul. New factories are under way in some in others textile mills are abandoned, or maybe have a newcomer from electronics rattling around in a. corner oi their huge structure. The present turndown in busi- ness nationally hit New England while it was still engaged in what the reserve bank calls a long-term transition from a predominantly textile industry to a stronger di- versified one, well iarded with Humphrey, Gov. Anderson com- "That was within the realm of possibility." The governor then said "chances of sending a Republican to the Senate to support President Eisen- hower from Minnesota are much better than many persons believe." He said it was his opinion the The Army Transportation Corps exhibited the latest thing in portable dock facilities in Seattle Wednesday. The portable marine railway, above, can be guided into shallow, off-shore water where disabled craft may be guided into "tracks." The railway is then pulled ashore where workmen can make emergency repairs. Mounted on four 9'6" wheels, the machine can carry boats up to 75 tons. (UP Telephoto.) GOP Holds Edge In Tax Bill Battle tepid Step-up n Atomic 'ower Likely WASHINGTON Rep. Van andt (R-Pa) said today Ameri- an scientists have broken through logjam in the development of ydrogen and atomic power, and at the achievement points to ac- both Big Fight Will Be Over Increase In Exemptions By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON W House Re- publicans apparently held a slim and shifting margin of votes to- day against a Democratic drive for an annual ncome tax cut. Key Democrats, conceding the odds were now against them, planned a last-ditch fight for their proposal to increase income tax exemptions for each taxpayer and Careless Driving Count Asked by Coroner's Jury Preston Man Pays After Pleading Guilty Before Justice HARMONY, Minn. Mrs. Frank A. Burmeister, 58, died at p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, of injuries suffered in a car-truck crash on Highway 52 north of Pres- ton late Monday. Funeral services for her cousin, Mrs. Oscar Knudtson, 66, Har- mony, who was killed in the crash, were held today at the Greenfield Lutheran Church here. Earl Alderman, 37, Preston car- penter, driver of the truck, pleaded juilty to a careless driving charge Before Justice of the Peace A. D. Gray, Preston, at 6 p.m. Wed- nesday. The charge had been recommended by a coroner's jury of six Harmony men earlier in the day. Alderman paid a fine and costs and his driver's license was revoked for six months. However, >e will be allowed to use his truck or business purposes during the day, Mrs. Burmeister was pinned by he Alderman truck after being i comtiiete'confidence" in Secretary hrnwn frnm ftio nr Driven V.OT. complete commence in aetiewry Defense Sec. Charles E. Wilson; Adm. Arthur Radford, chair- man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Army Sec. Robert Stevens, and Gen. Matthew Ridgway, U. S. Army Chief of Staff, left to right, appeared today before the Senate Armed Services Committee con- ducting hearings in Washington on the problem of Communists in the Armed Services. (UP Telephoto) Sec. Wilson Denies Coddling Communists WASHINGTON o: Defense Wilson denied today the Army is "coddling and declared he has "absolute anc hrown from the car driven by her usband. Internal injuries and hemorrhag- ng caused her death. Mrs. Knudtson also was pinned nd crushed by the truck. Testimony Heard A jury composed of Milo Afseth, A. Brokken, Jerry Roach, Leon- rd 0. Hanson, William Tollefson nd Ray Ewalt, all of Harmony, eard the evidence at the inquest hich was convened at a.m. Wednesday at the Peterson Funeral [ome here. Dr. J. P. Nehring, 'reston, Fillmore County coroner, 'as in charge. Burmeister testified, -as did Del- nar Yaste and Orvflle Elliot, both I Preston. George Murray, Pres- on attorney, represented Alder- man who did not apear at the in- uest. George E. Frogner, Har- mony, Fillmore County attorney, of the Army Stevens. Testifying before the Senate ;so was present as were Sheriff derated development of eapons and civilian power. leach dependent by He gave no details. His predic-1 They are battling to tack that j Donald Cook and his deputy, Wal- on followed these disclosures: proposal onto a general tax re-1 ter Kruegel, Preston. '-T- 1-.-11________ 1. Members of the Senate-House j vision bill now before the House. Atomic Energy Committee con- The bill would overhaul almost all firmed that a preliminary hydro- gen explosion March 1 in the Pa- DANGER AftEA OF U.S. PROVING CROWDS nesota state treasurer. "I have watched his career for j ic materials and by-products. Shipstead said. "Bjornson is a vigorous campaigner and has a brilliant mind. His family roots lie deep in Minnesota." Shipsteac served in the Senate 24 years. Another who expressed" gratifi cation over Bjornson's announce ment was Rep. Walter H. Judd who said he was "highly pleased." "He is an effective campaigner and would make a splendid sen- Judd said in the capital "Minnesota deserves a senator who actually reflects the views oi the rank and file of the people of the state." Thye said also that he thought Bjornson's entry into the Senate race would remove Harold E, Stas- sen from the list of potential Humphrey foes. He said Stassen had only considered running be- cause of "his feeling of respon- sibility to the party in the state and the desire not to let the con- test go by default." Stassen currently is head of the Foreign Operations Administra- tion. Non-Farm Employment Drops in February ST. PAUL on non-farm jobs in Minnesota in February dropped below Jan- uary to F. W. Nichols, commissioner of employment se- curity, said today. February is the normal low month of the year. While the employment total was the second highest on record, it was about below February, 1953. strength of the "junior senator has cific was three or four times heav- (Continued on Page 3, Column than scientists expected. Van ANDERSON Zandt estimated its power at 600 Man Admits Driving Hit-Run Death Car CARLTON, Minn, A. Landin, Barnum, Minn., who has admitted driving the hit-run car that killed a Duluth boy in 1951, waived preliminary examination here Wednesday when arraigned on an auto theft charge. Sam M. Owens, St. Louis Coun-1 about Cole's statement, reserved ty sheriff, said Landin, a former comment until next week. Cole i Duluthian, ha? admitted driving chairman of the Senate-Hous the car that struck and killed Ben- Atomic Energy Committee, an edict Jeanetta, 15, on June Van Zandt is a member. 1951. The Jeanetta youth and times that of the Hiroshima atom bomb, the first one used in war- fare. 2, Informed sources who de- clined to be named said the United States now is stockpiling hydrogen bombs that could be delivered any- where in the world. This followed a statement by Rep. W. Sterling Cole (R-NY) Tuesday night that this country has a deliverable hy- tax laws and provide in revenue cuts next year through many more liberal deductions for businesses and individuals. Republican leaders stuck firmly to a prediction that the move to boost exemptions would be beaten in a showdown roll-call vote late today. President Eisenhower strongly opposes an exemption in- crease, terming it a political ma- neuver. Passage Expected Both sides said there was no doubt the big, 875-page general revision bill would pass, although I er asked at his news conference i 3. Military officials gave a two 1 Atomic Energy subcommittee yes other boys were bicycling just out-1 terday what members called side Duluth. Landin was arrested "highly optimistic" review of de in Denver, Colo, early this week on a warrant charging theft of a car from a Barnum Garage. velopments in atomic energy fo such nonweapons purposes as pro pelling ships and aircraft. 165' fait BIKINI Japanew f iibing Votse! Suffers. Sums RONGMK MARSHALL ISLANDS KWAMtSW Paciik Ocean UB This Map Locates the U. S. proving grounds in the Pacific where, with a shattering power hundreds of times greater than any previous man-made explosion, the United States set off its H-bomb No. 2 two weeks ago. The explosion took place either on Eniwetok atoll or Bikini atoll, jpo presumably on Bikini, and was felt as far away as Kwajalein. Crew members of a Japanese fishing vessel, cross, which was said to have been 80 miles northeast of the blast center were burned and blistered by ashes from the explosion. (AP Wirephoto) of it. Rep. Presist acting Democratic whip, forecast a very close decision on the exemption increase but conceded "the odds have shifted toward the Republi- cans. I'd say if there's any ad- vantage at all it's more on their side." The House has 219 Republi- (Continued on Page 19, Column 5.) G.O.P. Family Quarrel Ends in Shotgun Death of Father KNOWLTON, Wis. A bitter family quarrel ended in the shot- gun .death of Frank Rozak, 49, ;own of Knowlton, Wednesday night when he and his son, Harry, L9, fought in the backyard of their lome, Marathon County Under- sheriff Carl Mueller said. Mueller said the 12 gauge shot- gun went off when the son tried .0 wrest it from his father. Young lozak, against whom no charge was placed, was taken to jail at Wausau. Coroner C. Kospuck cheduled a hearing for 10 a.m. oday. Rozak apparently returned home Irunk, Mueller said, and be- ;an to strike his wife, Verna, 50, in an argument that followed. He aid Harry rushed to her aid. Mueller quoted Mrs. Rozak and larry as telling him that Rozak roke away from Harry and Tabbed the loaded shotgun. Harry an from the house and his ather followed. "Pa, don't do Mrs. Rozak creamed. "Don't do our son." In the struggle that followed be- Rozafc and his son, the sin- le-barreled weapon went off, iueller said, killing Rozak. Armed Services Committee, Wilson also said he has confidence in John 6. Adams, the Army's gener- al counsel, "a.s far as I knowr about him. Wilson, under questioning by Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) said too that no case of Communist or sub- versive infiltration in the armed forces had been exposed by any congressional committee' that had not been previously known to de- fense officials. By. indirection, this disputed con- tention by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) that bis investigations subcommit- Sec. Wilson Upholds Army Report on Cohn WASHINGTON ffl Secretary of Defense Wilson declared today The party then returned to Har- i he regards as truthful the Army After hearing testimony at the funeral home the men went to Preston to view the vehicles. No work had been done on either ot them since the accident. They visited the scene of the accident just north of Preston and Cook pre- sented a diagram and description of the mishap. (Continued on Page 3, Column 3.) WOMAN WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy, windy and mild with occasional showers tonight, Friday cloudy and cooler with occasional rain in fore- noon. Low tonight 40, high Friday 46. LOCAL WEATHER report charging Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and Roy Cohn, his chief counsel, put on pressure for spec- ial treatment for G. David Schine, drafted former aide. And, Wilson asserted, he be- believes McCarthy's counter- charge that Secretary of the Army Stevens sought to have the inves- tigation of alleged Communism switched from the Army to other branches of the service "was never a proper one." "It is my opinion that the Official observations for the 241 char6e Was never a Proper one and that it was never so, Wilson told the Senate Armed Services Committee at a public hearing. Over repeated protests from Chairman Saltonstall members of the Armed Services Committee turned Wilson's appear- ance before them on legislative matters into what amounted at times to an inquiry into the Mc- hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 61; minimum, 33; noon, 45; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 57 at p.m. Wed- nesday, low, 40 degrees at a.m. today. Noon overcast at feet, visi- Carthy-Stevens row. Wilson also told the senators he bility 10 miles, wind from the east has confidence in John G. Adams, at 10 miles per hour, barometer at 29.80 falling 45 per cent. slowly and humidity as far as I know tee had dug out subversives un- known to authorities. Senators raised the questions ot "coddling" and other words and phrases McCarthy has used white Wilson was before them on an- other matter. The primary reason for his ap- pearance before the committee was to discuss proposed changes in the doctor draft law. The defense secretary said the armed services have 51 drafted doctors and dentists who have been denied be- cause of "very questionable loy- alty." Wilson said the remaining 81 were refused commissions because in some respects other than seri- ous loyalty doubts they failed tt> qualify as officers. Of the 51 physicians .and den- tists, he said, two are in the Air Force and the rest in the Army. The Navy has none. Wilson gave the figures to fee.- Senate Armed Services Committee under questioning by Sen. Byrd "Twenty out of the we have drafted is not a consider- able Wilson said. "I don't want anyone to get the idea .we have many disloyal doc- ;ors." Wilson led a group of top Penta- ;on officials, including Secretary of the Array Stevens, before the ;enate committee for a discussion of how the armed services are handling the problem of Commu- nist infiltration and subversion. Specifically, they want a change Continued on 3, Column 1.) WILSON McCarthy Won't Cab Driver Harry Fink, right, greeted six-day-old Juanita Jean again Wednesday as her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Russell brought their baby daughter aome from Lewis Memorial Hos- pital. Juanita Jean was born in Fink's cab last Friday just at it arrived at the hospital entrance. Fink, who said he "never was so excited in my dashed into the hospital to get help but the baby was born before he returned with a nurse. (AP Wire- photo) Fight on Reds CHICAGO tfl Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) today challenged critics of his Red-hunting President Eisenhower name any Communist they have exposed. The controversial chairman of the Senate investigations subcom- mittee, cheered on by a St. Patrick's Day dinner gathering Wednesday night, pledged a no- quarter fight to dig out "Commu- nist traitors." In the face of indirect criticism from Eisenhower and other top leaders of his party, he bluntly said he didn't give "a tinker's dam" if people in either the Re- publican or Democratic matter how high or how low- were "unhappy" about his meth- ods. "This fight is going on as long as I am in the United States Sen- he said, touching off a burst of applause. Eisenhower, in a news confer- ence Wednesday, deplored the ef- fects of "unwise investigators." McCarthy, in the first of four speeches in a quick swing through the Midwest, said there are some who say it's all right to dig out Communists, "but, oh, we don't like your methods." He said crit- ics of his subcommittee's methods have not, however, suggested any effective alternative, "When you hear them crying that they don't like the he added, "I suggest that you asi them when and where they ever exposed a Communist by their methods." He was scheduled to address another group here today and then leave for Milwaukee, where he will speak Friday night. He has another speech scheduled in Okla- homa City Saturday night. ,T   

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