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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Clearing Late Tonight; Colder Tonight, Tuesday Want Ads Cost as Little As 65 Cents NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 102 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 22, 1954 EIGHTEEN PAGES Two Killed at Preston Danny Pratt, 3, who was lost in the woods near his Palmyra, HI., home for eight hours, pats his dog Corky after he returned home from the hospital. Danny was found after 250 searchers combed the woods and found him with his year-old collie dog lying on top of him trying to keep him warm and dry. Danny was taken to a hospital at nearby Carlinville, 111., but returned home when an examination revealed no serious injury. He was bruised about the face and ,rain soaked. (AP Wirephoto) BUSINESS IN AMERICA Idle Textile Plants Hurt New England By SAM DAWSON BOSTON man out of there are a lot more of them in the nation now than a year the biggest personal stake today in the direction the nation's economy is taking. To the statistician the total of the unemployed tells a lot about the business story. But to the man himself it's a lot more than just being a figure in a table. TODAY mill towns where this has hap- i27- engineer for _____j, a. _ _ A, __, WCPT rtf GfoiTonc where. Service return of stations are seeing a customer who asks Small Town Rejects McCarthy By STEWART ALSO? AVON, Conn. is better to say at the outset that this is going to be a rather personal report, since it concerns Avon, the small New England town where this re- porter was born and brought up. The most stirring event in the his- tory of Avon took place a few days ago in the auditorium of the Tow- path School. My father, who was Republican first selectman of Avon for 35 years, for a long time strongly opposed the building of the Towpath School. He said it would cost too much mon- ey. When it was pointed out that )MSS aU around the country is just the old school was a firetrap, my father replied that it was a low j But the jobless textile worker building, and in case of fire the j is a special problem here, children would jump out the win-1 lost their jobs when In New England, thousands are out of because, per- haps like you or your neighbor, their factory is going slow until Red Wing Man Dies After Being Struck by Car State Highway Death Toll Hits 122; 11 Die in Wisconsin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six highway deaths over the weekend shot Minnesota's 1954 toll up to 122, or 22 more than during same period last year. Among latest victims was one pedes- trian. Bert Hemingway, 83, Red Wing, died four hours after he was-struck ;y a car in downtown Red Wing Saturday night. Police said Hem- ngway walked out from between .wo parked cars. The driver, Harlan S. Dodes, 17, Red Wing, was released. Denny Sunno, 23, Frost, Minn., was killed when the car in which ie was riding plunged off Highway south of Ely Sunday. A com- ianion, 21-year-old Dale Chilson, vas in serious condition in an Ely lospital wtih bruises and facial acerations. Raymond Peterson, 24, Pine Is- and, died when his car collided rith one driven by Roger Hostager, fanamingo, near Oronoco in Olm- ted County. Hostager and a pas- French Chief Of Staff Paul Ely, right, is shown as he visited President Eisenhower in the White House today. He was expected to ask the President for more American planes to bol- ster the fight against Communist troops in Indochina. (UP Tele- photo) May Ask McCarthy To Quit Committee During Army Quiz senger, Harold Carsten, were in critical condition in a Rochester hospital. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON UP) Sentiment appeared to be building up among Senate Republican leaders today I that Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) should Mrs. Wallace Shelley, 31, Way-'step all the way off Ms investi- zata, was killed late Saturday when she apparently lost control of her car upon meeting a tractor on a gravel road 15 miles southwest of Preston. Her mother, Mrs. John H. Jones of Lime Springs, Iowa, suffered broken ribs and was hos- pitalized at Cresco, Iowa. Mill Citians Killed Mrs. Bernard 0. deVries, 24, and Edwin H. Koff, 36, both of Minne- apolis, were killed when their car skidded on an icy Highway 7 and crashed into a tree near Crystal Bay on Lake Minnetonka, near Minneapolis. Raymond Collins, C a 1 edonia, Minn., was killed Saturday night when his car went out of control near New Albin, in extreme north- eastern Iowa. gations subcommittee while it looks into his roaring quarrel with the Army. From McCarthy came announce- some top-heavy inventories are) Death took a heavy toll of u many more because lives in Wisconsin during the their textile mill has gone out of business. Rattler Kills Snake Hunter At Waco, Texas WACO, Tex. 4V4-foot rat- tler killed a veteran snake hunter who once called fear of snakes nonsense. J. Ed Johnson Jr., an authority ment of a tentative decision not to do so and a suggestion that the committee employ lie detectors to get at the truth of his controversy with Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens. The subcommittee plans to meet tomorrow to discuss procedure for its hearings, no date for which has been fixed. McCarthy, voicing "complete confidence in this scientific instru- ment when it is operated proper- said he will suggest then the use of lie detectors if all the wit- nesses agree. He plans to testify himself. "The American-public-is entitled to the truth in the matters we are about to investigate in Washing- the senator said in a state- ment. I plan to recommend to the .subcommittee that it ask all witnesses who may have knowledge of this case, including myself, whether they would be willing to submit to a scientific Je detector test end in automobile accidents, elee- on 'reptiles who long had watched "It is up to the full subcommittee habits of tbg deadly rattler, to determine whether this is trocution and drowning. j r u e iittujua ui me ueauiy ratuei, LW YTJJ Merchants will tell you that in I lne b.ocly Ol Robert TelJekSpn, j (jjed a hospital here last night j proper procedure." Station 6 hours and 15 minutes after the) Sen. Knowland of California, the pened retail trade is j WSPT of Stevens Point, Wis., was rattlesnake sank its fangs into his I GOP floor leader, said in an inter- it may be as good as ever else- j found Sunday near a transmitter j j ne <joesn-t want to interfere j on which he was making adjust- ments. Coroner John Dzikoski said apparently was electro- for just 50 cents worth of gasoline, j It's hard some places to collect j installments on household appli-' ances that were bought on the strength of overtime a memory. This isn't the picture of New England as a whole, but only of its few distressed areas. And they are offset by generally healthy industrial conditions. Two-Year Boom snorts a Massachu- setts state official. "Well, I sup- pose if you've been on a two-year drunk and you go on the water wagon, you feel depressed. Busi- cuted. was killed Sun- Kathleen Mills, 10, daughter of! jvir. and onaKe Endeavor, 1 day when she was struck by a car as she walked along Highway 51 just north of that Marquette County community. Joseph Blawat, 72, was struck and killed by a speeding North Shore train on Milwaukee's South as he walked to mUls closed down bave found work in other kinds Qf factorieS( or dows if thev had anv sense dows if they had any sense. But m the end the new school j the servjce or retail trades. These was built (at vast expense to the j are mostly persons under 40. taxpayers, as my father had pre- j Man-v elderly workers and many Last Thursday r.ight, 350 of the town's registered Republi- can voters met in the school's modern auditorium to vote on a resolution reaffirming support for Dwight D. Eisenhower, and sharp- ly repudiating Joseph R. McCarthy. As Avon's Republicans gathered in the auditorium, there was the traditional neighborly chat, some- times disconcertingly frank, after the New England manner Stewart, I just didn't recognize you face sure has fleshed There was also a certain ten- sion, unususal in an Avon Republi- can caucus. The fact is that when three Republican tswn committee- men, Phil Bauer, Bob August, and my brother John Alsop, drafted the anti-McCarthy resolution, they didn't know what they were getting in for, Glimpse of Town young wives have just stepped out of the labor force. Most of the jobless are drawing unemployment compensation. But around of these drop off the rolls each week, having exhausted the benefits allowed. New England officials have been working hard for solutions to the problem. The six states have pro- grams under way to attract new industries, help them get zoning changed, help them finance con- struction. The regional office of the fed- eral Bureau of Labor Statistics stresses that "apart from textiles, New England manufacturing in- dustries fared about as well as their counterparts in other sections of the country." Job Picture Mixed But total nonfarm employment in New England in January was running below that of the It would be too much to say previous year. The drop in textile that Avon became a center of na- the 12-month period was attention. But the nation 1 at least caught a glimpse of Avon I out of the corner of its eye, for 1 the first time in Avon's long his- 1 September, BLS says. And it Jost of toe slide payrolls has been since last tory and Avon is not used to Klieg lights and television cam- eras. Moreover incredible as it may seem in these days of care- ful political stage-managing no one knew what might happen. My brother John thought it quite pos- (Continued on Page 4, Column 7) ALSOPS stresses that for 1953 as a whole New England's work rolls were the highest on record except for the peak years of World War II. The jobless claim load at the end of February was lower, too, than at the start of the month. The number of new claims was drop- ping, and others were exhausting their benefits. Side Sunday church. Richard Markevitch, 18, of She- boygan, Wis., was swept to his death by high waves Saturday when he ventured out on the Lake Micbi. ,gan breakwater there on a dare. Arlan Parr, 21, of Mauston, Wis., was killed Saturday night when an auto went out of control and rolled into a ditch about eight miles north of Mauston. Alonzp Baker, 65. of Ladysmitb, Wis., died in St. Mary's Hospital there Saturday night of injuries suffered in a head-on automobile collision earlier Saturday. Henry Robert Croake, 28, of Be- loit, Wis., was killed Saturday when the car in which he was a passenger went out of control and rolled over several times on High- way 81, about six miles west of Beloit. Roy E. Bull, 54, Milton, Wis., was killed Saturday in a two-car collision near Edgerton. Three Milwaukee County teen- agers were killed when their car crashed shortly before midnight Friday night. The victims were p Mary Otis, 16, Town of Granville; j Eugene Volz, 18, Wauwatosa, and John E. Jakubet, 18. Milwaukee. Minnesotan Killed In Plane Collision DAYTON, Ohio fliers, one from Minnesota, were killed when their jet trainer crashed after hitting a Navy plane in the air near Dayton Sunday. But the Navy pilot out, both legs broken and. thrown from his plane by the collision came to and opened his parachute in time to save his life. Capt. Fred F. Sie'gmund Jr., 30, and 1st Lt. John W. Plass, 29, both stationed at Craig Air Force Base near Selma, were killed It happened as Johnson and two friends hunted snakes in the Brazos River bottomlands 30 miles south of here. was Johnson's He was Waco's city comp- troller but had gained note as an expert on reptiles. He had tracked j snakes more than 30 of his 481 years. He had shipped thousands of reptiles to museums. He was a member of the Amer ican Society of Icthyologists ani Herpetologists, the Texas Herpe tological League and other simila associations. Herpetology is thi study of reptiles. He once said, "Fear of snakes i nonsense." Yesterday, he and his two com panions spotted four more than four feet a deep ravine. One rattler was be hind a rock. John Sparks pinned it down. As Johnson started to slip a loop over its head, the snake sprang free and bit Johnson on the back of his hand. He jerked his hand away with such force the fangs stuck in the flesh. As Sparks killed the snake with a rock, Johnson pulled the fangs out. They cut the wound and put a suction cup on it to draw the venom 'out. It was 2 hours and 15 minutes before Johnson reached the hospi- tal. He once said, "I like people, but snakes are more interesting." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy early tonight, clearing late tonight and colder. Tuesday gener- ally fair and continued cold. Low tonight 26, high Tuesday 45. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 42; minimum, 21; noon, 34; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 49; minimum, 23; noon, 38; precipitation, .17 (1 inch sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max, temp. 43 at p.m. Sun- day. Low 32 at a.m. today. Noon 36, with a foot overcast and visibility in the crash of the T33 jet trainer. of four miles with fog, wind calm, Plass was from. Coon Minn. Rapids, j barometer fallrng, humidity 187 per cent. in the committee's functions, but he thinks McCarthy should volun- teer not to question witnesses nor to vote on issues before the group. McCarthy has said he plans not (Continued on Psge 8, Column 4) MCCARTHY Wisdorf Arraignment Delayed Second Time FAIRMONT, Minn. UP) sec- ond delay was granted today in arraignment of Richard Wisdorf, 15, Sherburn boy. accused of first degree murder in the deaths of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Wisdorf, and his grandmother, Mrs. Augusta Larson, Jan, 26. District Judge Chris Carlson set the arraignment, scheduled for to- day, for Friday at the request of Wisdorfs attorneys, who asked time to study psychiatric tests un- dergone by Wisdorf. French Brace To Meet Mass Rebel Assault American Civilians Flying Supplies Into Fortress By LARRY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina <ffi French Union troops braced themselves anew today for a still expected new mass assault against their Dien Bien Phu fortress by the Communist-led Vietminh. Tank and infantry reinforcements Mistered the besieged defenders m northwest Indochina. From the skies poured a new stream of fresh troops, war equip- ment, ammunition and provisions jarachuted from French transports and American Flying Boxcars pi- oted by American civilians of the Hong Kong-based Civil Air Trans- port Service. Both Sides Dug In French, Vietnamese, Senegalese, Moroccan and Algerian troops and the hardfighting German soldiers who dominate the French Foreign jegion were dug deep into trenches and dirtbagged bunkers behind the mazes of barbed wire. The area more and more took on the appear- ance of a World War I battlefield, with the Vietminh also in hastily onstructed trenches some of them inly 200 to 400 yards from the Drench Union line. In Washington, U. S. officials re- iewed French requests for more J. S. bombers and transports. The U. S. Joint Chiefs of Staff consid- red a proposal to send another TOUP of about 25 B26 light bomb- rs and an undisclosed number of ransports to Indochina. The French at. Dien Bien Phu till anticipated a Vietminh rush in an attempt to overwhelm the ortress. Defenders Outnumbered The estimated Vietminh ar outnumber the defenders robably three to one. But as the ew power for the defenders cas- aded from transport planes, their opes and confidence of turning ack every rebel assault mush- oomed. The rebels .feverishly built up onia Man, Woman Die In Similar Crashes A Caledonia man and a woman formerly of the Preston area killed instantly Saturday in separate accidents less than three houn apart and under highly similar circumstances. Dead are: Mrs. Wallace Shelley, 31, Wayzata, formerly of Lime Springs, Iowa, area, in a country road mishap at p.m. 15 miles southwest of Preston. Raymond Collins, 62, who died in a crash on the north edge of New Albin, Iowa, 400 feet south' of the Minnesota-Iowa border at p.m. Only one car was involved in each collision. Both cars went out of control when they struck soft shoulders. Both rolled down steep embankments before coming to rest. Both fatalities were caused by broken necks. Mrs. Shelley was the driver in the mishap resulting in her death. She was thrown clear. Collins was a passenger in the car in which he died. He is believed to have stayed with the machine. Both deathi were called accidental. Caled onia CALEDONIA, Minn. (Special) Raymond Collins, 62-year-old farm- er and laborer, was killed instant- ly Saturday at p. m. when the automobile in which he was a passenger struck a soft shoulder and went out of control down a 40- foot embankment on Highway 182 400 feet south of the Minnesota- Iowa border. Hospitalized in La Crosse over- night was Martin Ryan, 26., a nephew of the dead man, who drove the automobile. Ryan had super- ficial injuries. Accidental Ruling Alamakee County Sheriff William Huffman said this morning no oth- er car was involved in the mis- hap. He quoted Dr. P. Pateman, county coroner, as saying the mis- hap was accidental. No inquest will be held. The' men were traveling north when the mishap occurred on the north edge of New Alfain. Sheriff Huffman indicated today he had not talked with Ryan concerning the cause, but Ryan indicated to- day the car struck a soft shoulder and went out of control. The sher- iff said the blacktop road is "quite straight" at the point where the mishap occurred. The car was badly damaged. Collins was born in May, 1892, in Jefferson Township, son of the late Martin and Ann Collins. He has been a farmer and laborer Prest on PRESTON, Minn. (Special) The fourth Fillmore County traf- fic death in 27 days was register- ed at p. m. Saturday. Mrs. Wallace Shelley, 31, Way- zate, Minn., a native of the Lime Springs, Iowa, area, was killed in- stantly when the car she was driv- ing went out of control and rolled end over end down an embank- ment 15 miles southwest of here. She was thrown clear of the car and died of a' broken neck, Fill- more County Coroner J. P. Nehr- ing, Preston, said. Dr. Nehring, calling it an acci- dental death, said there would no inquest. Mother in Hospital Hospitalized at Cresco, years. Collins married the former Mar- tha Enockson of Winnebago Valley. Mrs. Enockson and four of six daughters have been living in Cali- fornia. Funeral Friday Surviving Collins are his wife; six daughters, Myrtle, Ellen, Neva and Mrs, Fred (Mary) Ramsey, all of Willows, Calif.; Mrs. Rudolph (Catherine) Klinski, Caledonia, and Cora, Minneapolis; four sisters, fresh stocks of ammunition for jn Caledonia area for many their new attempt to smash the fortress and score a big victory before the big powers meet in Gen- eva April 26 to try to settle the 8- year-old indecisive Indochina war. Observers figured Vietminh chief Ho Chi Minh would be glad for a peace treaty if he could get the northern half of Indochina. A smashing victory would strengthen his demands at Geneva. He would have little to talk about if the French smash every one of his at- tacks upon the fortress and destroy his best troops. M Jaycees Plan State Meet at Montevideo FERGUS FALLS, Minn. September all-state meeting of the Junior Chamber of Commerce will be held at Montevideo, it was de- cided at the annual state Jaycee meeting here Saturday. The teen- age state drivers' roadeo was set for June in Mankato, and the mid- get baseball tourney will be held at Chisholm in August. Mrs. Pat Gallagher, Waukon, Iowa; Mrs. Martin Schneider and Mrs. Percy Wertz, both of Dufauque, Iowa, and Mrs. Roy Ryan, New Albin, and three brothers, Tom, Dubuque; Martin, McGregor, Iowa, and John, Minneapolis. Collins had been living with Mrs. Ryan at the time of his death. Funeral services will be at a. m. Friday at St. John's Cath- olic Church, Caledonia, the Rev. A. E. Kuisle officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The Rosary will be said Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p. m. at the Blasch- ke Funeral Home, Caledonia, ElUn Szirandi, 3, from Hatvan, Hungary, gives FOA Administrator Harold Stassen a big kiss as her twin sister Euth, left, watches. Ellen is be- ing held by her father, Geza Szirandi. They were among a group of 68 men, women and children who fled Soviet tyranny to escape into Free Europe. They arrived at National Airport in Washington today to begin new lives in the free- dom of the U. S. Other young refugees are shown in the background. (UP Telephoto) with broken ribs is Mrs. John H, Jones, about 55, Lime Springs, mother of the dead woman. Mrs. Jones told Fillmore County Sheriff Donald L. Cook she and her daughter were driving west on this Bristol Center road one mile south of the Bristol Center Store when they met a farm tractor driven by Merle Schwartaa, Lime Springs area farmer. The woman said her daughter apparently was blinded by the late afternoon sun. In attempting to avoid striking the tractor, Mrs. Shelley apparently lost control of the automobile, Mrs. Jones said. The car struck the soft right shoulder of the road, veered across the narrow gravel road and rolled end over end down a 10-foot em- bankment about a block beyond the point where the car had met the tractor. Both doors of the car were sprung open in the mishap, and Mrs. Shelley was thrown clear of the wreckage. She was dead when the sheriff and coroner arrived at the scene. Mrs, Jones stayed in the car and, although painfully hurt, extricated herself from the wreckage. The car was demol- ished. Mrs. Shelley and her husband had driven to Lime Springs to vis- it Mrs. Jones and otter relatives in the area. Shelley was at a rela- tive's residence nearby when the mishap occurred. Other County Deaths Other Fillmore County traffic deaths in the last 27 days have been: Mrs. Spencer Mayo, killed Feb. 22 in a rural Fillmore County highway mishap; Mrs. Oscar Knudtson, 66, killed near Preston on Highway 52 March 15, and Mrs. Frank A. Burmeister, 68, who died March 17 of injuries suffered in the accident which killed Mrs. Knudtson. All three women were of Harmony. Mrs. SheUey, the former Anna Marion Jones, was born in York Township May 12, 1922. She was married to Wallace Shelley, and the couple had lived at Wayzata for several years. They had no chil- dren. Her father is dead. Survivors in- clude her mother; two sisters, Eunice, at home in the commun- ity of York, and Mrs. Albert (Mar- garet) Harnack, living near Lime Springs, and three brothers, Ole, Lime Springs area; Hugh, at home, and Paul, address not avail- able today. Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Saetersdal Lutheran Church, York Township, the Rev. E. H. Dahle, Chester, Iowa, officiating. Burial will in the church cemetery. The Lar- son Funeral Home, Cresco, Ipvira, has charge of arrangements. Trial Polio Vaccine Readied for Tests NEW YORK W) Enough com- mercial manufactured trial yac- cine to inoculate more than children will be available for the polio field tests about April it was announced today. Dr. Hart E. Van Riper, medical director of the National Founda- tion for Infantile Paralysis, made the statement in a "status report" to all state health officers. The vaccine to be used will be that developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, of the University of Pitts- burgh under a grant from the foundation.