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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 27, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Colder Tonight; Sunday Colder WiMi Snow Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 107 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 27, 7954 EIGHTEEN PAGES Firemen Sifted through the rubble at Crookston today, in an ef- fort to recover the bodies of victims of a pre-dawn Friday fire that 'destroyed the Northwood Hotel. Two persons injured in the fire died in a hospital. (AP Wirephoto) TODAY Indochina Peril to West Ties 8th Victim Found in Crookston Fire Ruins CROOKSTON, Minn, today recovered the body of the eighth victim from the ruins of Northwood Inn which was de- stroyed by fire Friday. D IACCDLJ j cr.n Coroner H. E. Nelson said the body was that of Timan Gullings- By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP j rud, Gary, Minn. WASHINGTON the Vive other victims were definitely identified as Alfred F. Sowl IV Afirt if TVinwn i ._ rs. i> n .__ _ _ _ key to southeast Asia, is more like- j 43 Duluth- ly to be lost at the conference table I in Geneva than on the battlefield! of bloody Dien Bien Phu. There are many signs and por- tents pointing in this direction. Take, for example, a recent little- noticed but deeply significant pro- nouncement by a member of the Chinese Politburo, Chen Yun. Chen Yun is the Politburo's principal ex- j pert on economic matters. As re- ported from Hong Kong by the Agence France Presse, Chen Yun, in a speech widely distributed in China, made the following signifi- cant points: First, China and not Soviet Rus- sia is the leader of the Communist revolution in Asia. Second, as in the Soviet Union in its early days, the first duty of Communist China is to "consoli- date the revolution." To think oth- erwise is to be guilty of the heinous sin of Trotskyism. Third, while consolidating the revolution, the maintenance o: world peace is essential. The So- viet Union was able to maintain peace for twenty years, and thus consolidate the Russian revolution Many Lost Courage Fourth, as in the case of Rus- sia, this may make necessary cer- tain temporary but inevitable re- treats from the cause of Commu- nism "in other countries." Chen Yu n specifically recalled the situa- tion of China in 1927, when "many lost courage" because the Soviet Union seemingly abandoned Chi- nese Communism. Yet this appar- ent retreat was actually in the real "interests of world revolution." Chen Yun at no point referred directly to Indochina.' But his meaning is rather obvums. He is saying, "Russia-let us down and yet we won. Therefore we can let the Indochinese Communists down and in the end they will Add the significant statement by Soviet Premier Georgi Malenkov, said recently that world war "under contemporary conditions of war means the death of world civ- ilization, but only of "capitalist" Colonel Horn, 34, Grand Forks, N. D.; Mrs. Nettie Schmidt, Blackduck; Paul Greg- ory, 75, and John Quam, 70, both of Crookston. Two other bodies tentatively were identified as those of Angelo Paci- fico, 26, Minneapolis, and Mrs Lars Takle, Kasota, Minn. Complete search of the ruins of U.5. Sticking To Dairy Prop Lowering Plan WASHINGTON govern- ment has indicated it is sticking to Defense Costs Bound to Rise, Senators Believe By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON (fl-Senators who' know some of the top secret plans for defending this country against possible atomic or hydrogen at- tacks said today they have not been told estimated costs. But Sen. Byrd (D-Va) and other members of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed con- viction that the measures contem- plated would push the multi-bil- Sen. McCarthy Dispute Hurts, Hall Tells Party Chairman Reminds Republicans Ike Speaks for Them By DWIGHT McCORMACK OMAHA National Chairman Leonard Hall bluntly stated here yesterday that U. S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy's "effec- tiveness in the Senate has dimin- ished in the last few weeks" as a result of his battle with the Army. S-en. McCarthy "has done more i harm than good" in the Hall added. "The dispute has hurt, i Any dispute the GOP lead er declared in an interview. Shortly afterward he went be fore the Midwest and Rocky Moun tain Republican State Chairmen' Assn. and told them "There is one person who always speaks for our party and that is Dwight D. Eisen bower. "Don't let anybody tell you tha. because of quarrels in Washington that there is no unity and no lead ership." Hall commented in a ban quet address that was receivec j with enthusiasm. Party leaders anc guests numbering about 265 hearc jhim. In that address, Hall said the economic situation would be a ma- jor issue in the 1954 campaign. He added, however. "When President Eisenhower's program is enacted we will have a sound economy- more jobs in industry and a stable agriculture." The national chairman said Pres- ident Eisenhower has presented 'a sound program one that vie can afford. It goes far beyond elec- tion day. It goes further'than to our children, it goes on to our children's children." Turning to Communism, Hall said President Eisenhower has "recognized Communism for what it world menace. Today Pres- ident Eisenhower is the real lead- er of the free people of the whole world." On the cost of government the Speed Urged On Ike Plan the three-story hostelry was de-hjon dollar annual defense costs national chairman declared- layed Friday night when flames upward. broke out anew and hose lines had I Russell to be laid again. C. Sprague, electronics engineer and manufacturer, who its support lowering plan that is Takle, 66, whose wife perished, expected to bring down the price of butter April 1. Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) said Fri- day night he heard the Agriculture Department might make a last min- ute switch away from its announc- ed plan to drop dairy price supports from 90 per cent to 75 per cent of parity April 1. Parity is a price declared to be fair to farmers in terms of what they must buy. But Undersecretary of Agricul- ture True D, Morse, head of the Commodity Credit Corp. which han- dles price supports, said he knew of no change. The government apparently is go- ing on, too, with a purchase and re- sale plan on dairy products which McCarthy criticized. He said he has assigned aides of his Senate Investigations Subcommittee to look into some financial aspects of the shift to lower supports. Hearing Set on North Central Service Increase Still hospitalized were Lars been explaining parts of the overall continental defense strat- egy, answered questions for Senate I I.- T- i CSJ, tUJAWCieu UUC3UUU5 lur CSeUcUt; and Dooley St. Paul. Re-! C0rnmitteemen nearly three hours leased after treatment Friday were I yesterday. Clarence Duluth; Nor- ton Googins, Wyoming, Minn., and Milton Jenson, 37, Baudette. Midwest Storms Bring Harmless Radioactive Dust CHICAGO iff! Byrd, after two days of secret completely harmless, drifted down I testimony and questions, said in on the Midwest after dust storms I an interview he is confident that last week in the western plains, a i the Congress never would have The day before he had outlined plans for what was described aft- erwards as effective but not air- tight defense. It was understood that evacuation of cities and use of guided missiles against attack- ing planes were key factors. Sprague will carry the proposals to President Eisenhower at the White House Tuesday morning ac- companied by Chairman Saltonstall (R-Msss) and other senior mem- bers of the Armed Services Com- mittee, scientist reported Friday. whacked off a billion dollars of Radioactivity three times normal income by cutting federal excise expectations was found in samples I taxes "if they had listened to Mr. collected on Chicago's South Side! Sprague." by a team from the Armour Re- search Foundation of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Edward G. Fochtman, leader of the project, said the amount of radioactivity in a two-square-foot sample of dust at the period of highest concentration still was on- ly one ten-thousandth of that given off from a wristwatch with lum- inous hands. Fochtman's dust project was not MINNEAPOLIS ffl A further I untfl March 15. He said hearing has been set for Washing- the radioactivity appeared for civilization. Add a constant bar- Jna April 18 onVe applicltfon ff a hours on March 19 and then rage of propaganda from both Cental AMhiK f to operate sharply in the dust ne Sen, Symington former secretary of the Air Force, also made direct reference to the tonishing force of the latest hy- drogen blast tests in the Pacific, saying: "We have been getting trickles of information with reference to "We are getting more efficiency in government and more security for less money. President Truman sent a budget to Congress and said it couldn't be cut a thin dime." Hall said all Republicans have to do to win in 1954 is "do what we did in out the vote. If we do we will increase our mem- bership in the Senate and House. We need them. Without, stronger forces we can't carry out the Pres- ident's program. "In 1952 there were 13 million people came out to vote. Some five million didn't vote for the Re- publican senatorial and congres- sional candidates. "The thing we must do as work- ers is to convince those five mil- lion people to uphold President Ei- senhower by voting for Republi- cans for the Senate and Congress. It can be done. "Let me tell you this. President Eisenhower has rekindled the spir- tual flame in mankind when the ight of freedom was going out throughout the world." Burglars Get In Oronoco Tavern An Airport Once covered this area where soldiers have dug deep trenches as protection from bombing at Dien Bien Phu, Indochina. As the battle mounted, French officials reported the Reds suffered "appreciable losses" when French bombers launched their biggest fire-bomb assault of the war. (UP Telephoto) H-Blast Reached 2 More Jap Boats By GEORGE McARTHUR TOKYO reaction to American hydrogen bomb tests mounted anew today after two more fishing boats returned from the Marshall Island area showing radiation effects. The Japanese government officially informed the U, S. that the first boat to be effected, the Fukuryu Maru (Lucky Dragon) was 10 miles outside the prescribed test i reported improving ered with atomic ash March 1, "on the surface." An Air Force by Japanese officials. 0n had ating some ORONOCO, Minn. Olmsted Jt outlined a report on a govern- County Sheriff Gerald Cunningham ment investigation, said that the Lakeside Tavern here The note said "There is no evi- was entered early Friday and about dence that the Fukuryu Maru re- The two latest fishing boats plane was sent to Yaizu to bring showing radiation were quaran-1 21 of the men to Tokyo for further lined. However, they apparently medical care. The two most ser- escaped serious harm and no fears I iously burned crewmen are already for the crew have been expressed in Tokyo hospitals. The two latest fishing boats to 'show signs of radiation are the Myojin (Bright God) Maru, which returned to Shiogama north of Tokyo, and the Koei (Radiant Glory) Maru, which returned to Misaki south of Tokyo. Slightly Affected Welfare Ministry officials said the Myojin apparently was only i 780 miles from the Bikini test site I and the other was about 200 miles away. Making Investigation The Japanese government's note handed U.S. Ambassador John M. Allison reached no "conclusions. something that happened in the in cash, beer, cigarettes and 1 ceived warnings, by radio message Pacific. j food taken. or any other means, while being I have felt for a long time that j Sheriff Cunningham found that I in the area before the accident it is important for the people of j the money stolen included in Falls route, now serv-! the "so-called cold war" can eas- ily be ended by a simple resump-! tion of normal trade and diplomat-1 ic relations Tne was set Friday after Add also the facts of the Chinese I se.veral witnesses testifeid in favor I samples that settled later. the country to be told the truth about the great and growing men- ace of the Soviet, especially since we know that they have exploded a hydrogen weapon." nickels, in quarters and in dimes. The remainder of the loot included eight cases of beer, a box of sausages, three cartons of ciga- rettes and a box of wieners. occurred." The new developments came as government officials began to com- pile the cost of the incident in order to give the U.S. a bill. The 23 crewmen of the "Lucky slightly affected. A Geiger counter check showed the radioactivity of the ship was not strong enough to prove harmful to humans. The Koei Maru received stronger dose. However, the news I aaenfv Kvnrifi rpnm-tpri thaf Wpl. 01 progress. s Sen. Ferguson Says April Make Or Break Month Wants Major Bills Brought Up In Next 5 Weeks By JACK BELL WASHINGTON (M-Sen. Fergu- son (R-Mich) called today for a speedup in action on President Eisenhower's legislative program n what he said will be the make- or-break month of April. Democrats, meanwhile, gibed at he Republican leadership for what they called failure to push through he President's proposals. Ferguson said in an interview e will ask the Senate Republican olicy Committee, which he heads, o consider next Tuesday a sched- ule aimed at bringing to the Sen- ate calendar in the next five weeks all of the bills covering the Presi- dent's major recommendations. "Unless we get these measures out of committee by May 1 and on the calendar where they are ready for Senate action, I am afraid some of them just aren't going to get passed before our scheduled July 31 he said. The Michigan senator said he thinks the present uproar over the controversy between Sen. McCar- thy (R-Wis) and Army officials is obscuring the Eisenhower pro- gram. Issue in Nevimber Eisenhower has predicted that what he calls his "dynamic, pro- gressive" program will be ths principal issue in the November elections. He said that if Congress doesn't enact most of the program the Republicans won't deserve to retain control of the -legislative branch. Thus far the Senate has passed only the St.. Lawrence Seaway bill and an excise tax measure not wholly pleasing to administration eaders, who had to accept more reductions in such levies than r.hey would have liked. The House has set a much faster pace but has not yet taken up neasures involving the reciprocal trade program, social security ex- lansion, farm price supports and evision of the Taft-Hartley act. Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP floor leader, said he expects the foreign trade program to be discussed at the regular Monday meeting of GOP legislative leaders wtih-the President. Ferguson said he assumed a presidential message on the subject would be forthcom- ing soon thereafter. Few Signs of Progress While Ferguson said he remains confident committees will expe- dite their work so the Senate can get some of the major proposals (before it soon, Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont) said he can see few signs agency Kyodo reported that Wei there was no need for the crew o 25 to receive any medical trea ment and the ship could be use after a thorough washing. "Out of the 196 or more propos- the economic situation. .There are now wholly reliable reports that the (Continued on Page 18, Column 1) ALSOPS Caracas Meet OKs Anti-Communist Resolution of U.S. CARACAS, Venezuela full- dress session of the 10th Inter- American Conference formally ap- proved last night the U.S. resolu- tion calling for collective action to keep Communism out of the West- ern Hemisphere. of the projected service increase at a hearing here. Speaking for the plan were Stewart Sheldon and Irwin J. Carey, both of Interna- tional Falls, and Robert Aldrich, director of the Metropolitan Air- ports Commission. Frank W. Buttomer, North Cen- tral vice president, was under cross examination Friday on the firm's proposal to abandon route, serving western Minnesota with terminals at Fargo and Grand Forks, N.D. In answer to questions by Gordon Rosenmeier, Little Falls attorney acting for Brainerd, Bemidji anc Thief River Falls, Buttomer said the line was "willing and able to Some Must Lose While Others Win Seventeen republics voted for the seTve those cities if there had been measure, with only Guatemala anv business." voting against it. Mexico and Argentina abstained. Passage of the resolution was a major diplomatic victory for U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, who extended his stay in Caracas at the beginning of the conference to fight for his anti- Red doctrine. The overwhelming vote of ap- proval served notice on Moscow that Red infiltration of the Amer- icas would be considered in the same light as a foreign invasion. The resolution calls on the Western Hemisphere republics to take steps toward collective action in case the sovereignty of any member nation is threatened by internation- al Communism. Joseph L. Fitzmaurice, Civil Aeronautics Board examiner who conducted the Minneapolis hearing, gave no indication when a decision would be made. Wrong Choice Gives Thief Skimpy Haul NEW YORK IB-Clare Gutierrez, 19-year-old clerk, was carrying a purse with in it and a paper- bound package when she was ac- costed by a robber yesterday in a Bronx hallway. The man grabbed the girl's purse and ran. 'He left the package, which con- tained a payroll. While Bemidji Players carry their Whiting, who scored the winning the floor, Renville rooters show the pain of the losers in semifinals of the state high school basketball tournament at the U. of M. Fieldhouse at Minneapolis Friday night. Bemidji defeated Renville 46-44 in "sudden death" overtime to enter finals of the basketball classic. Whiting rides on the shoulders of husky Darrell Erickson, forward, while other Lumberjacks crowd in for congratulations. It was a sad ending for Renville, smallest town in the tournament. In the other semifinal game Austin lost to Brainerd, 57-56. The finals between Bemidji and Brainerd are tonight. form or another, the Republicans will be lucky to get a dozen through he said. Democratic National Chairman Stephen A. Michell said in Gary, Ind., last night that because of the row between McCarthy and Army officials he doubts "if the average citizen even recalls that the President has a program." "It is now 78 days since that so-called 'dynamic' program was so far we see not a single piece of it Mitch- ell said in a speech. "We await action on agriculture, on foreign trade, on the St. Lawrence Seaway, on Taft-Hartley, minimum wages, lousing, social security, medical research, hospitals, highways, con- servation, and all the rest." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy and a little colder tonight, "Sunday cloudy with some light ;now and colder. Low- tonight 24, ilgh Sunday 35. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 48; minimum, 24; oon, 48; precipitation, trace; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp 47 at noon today. Low 9 degrees at p. m. Friday. ther noon readings-----visibility 5 miles plus with a broken layer f clouds at feet, wind from )e northwest at 15 miles per hour, the barometer at 29.96 falling slew- s' and humidity 68 per cent.   

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