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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Showers Tonight Or Tuesday; Mild Temperature Editorial Page Tonight: Sokolsky, Pearson, Marlow, Hal Boyle NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 114 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, APRIl 5, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES Harmony Boy Killed MilkT China Warned Action in Indochina Near Point Which May Involve U.S. WASHINGTON of State Dulles told Congress today that the Chinese Communists are mittee after saying freshly verified [foreign aid program, also said a information showed that new Com- j Chinese general with "nearly a munist radar-controlled 37 milli-1 score of Chinese technical ad- "coming awful close" in Indochina j meter ami-aircraft guns, which are I is stationed at staff head- to the direct aggression which he bringing down French planes over j quarters of Vietminh forces attack- has said might produce massive retaliation. Dulles made this statement Dien Bien Phu are "operated by i ing the French fortress, members of the Chinese military i He called direct participation by Chinese Communists in the flaming fore a House Foreign Affairs Com- Dulles, testifying on next year's Southeast Asia war "rather omin- ous" and gave other examples. He told the committee that Chin- ese Communist Gen, Ly Chen-hou is at staff headquarters of the Viet- minh forces -attacking the vital French Union stronghold, with "nearly a score of Chinese tech- nical advisers." Answering questions by Rep. Frances Bolton (R-Ohio) after he concluded formal testimony on next year's foreign aid bill, Dulles also said: "Numerous other" Chinese Com-, munist technical advisers are op-jthe national Democratic party erating at division level with the would best be served if two Caii- Vietminh forces. fornia candidates James Roose- Dulles said this aid is in and Rep. Robert L_ Condon_ tion to the "artillery, ammunition Roosevelt Asked To Quit Race In California Mitchell Advises Move Would Be Best for By EDMOND LE BRETON WASHINGTON UP) Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell has suggested and equipment generally which comes from Communist China." He also said the Chinese Reds are maintaining communication get out of the congressional race. Roosevelt, who has denied charges of adultery, said early to- day: "I am not going to withdraw lines for the Vietminh. This was the first official state- ment that Chinese Communists are :aking a combat role in the bitter Indochina struggle. Mob Attacks French Premier In EDC Protest Neighbors Survey the ruins of the farmhouse northwest of Tuttle, N. D., where Mrs. Elmer Mil- ler, 33, and six of her seven children burned to death Saturday. (AP Photo) TODAY Free World In Debt To French By JOSEPH ALSOP WASHINGTON The early sun was already baking hoi when Gen.! House of Commons ..in "a momen- Rene Cogny pushed aside the declaration of government pol- Churchill Refuses to Protest H-Bomb Test LONDON Prime Minister though not too much time, to con- Churchill refused again today to intervene against American hydro- sider the problems which now con- PARIS _ ____ ___r_. Laniel nursed sore shins today and Defense Minister Rene Pleven a slapped face after a yelling mob .set on them in protest at the pro- posed European Defense Commu- nity. The 100 or so as supporters of Gen. Charles de Gaulle, Monarchists and possibly some up a solemn ceremony Sunday at the Arc de Triumphs honoring the de- fenders of Dien Bian Phu, the Communist-besieged fortress in In- dochina. With only a thin line of police front us and the whole world and gen bomb tests in the Pacific and talk them over in their new pro- a of on hand, insisted they "increased the j portions." >the demonstrators rushed the offi- chance of world peace rather than I Churchill mentioned only what the chance of world war." j he called public and private dis- Addressing a tense, jam-packed j cussion "with our friends and al- the ceremony. ll Started t0 leave from the race." Condon, who has protested being described as a security risk, said in a statement he strongly resents Mitchell's view. The national chairman wrote Paul Ziffren of Los Angeles, Cali- fornia Democratic national com- mitteeman, that the party is not supporting either Condon or Roose- velt, eldest son of the late Presi- dent Franklin D. Roosevelt. After Mitchell's letter to Ziffren was made available last night to a reporter here, Mitchell said in Chicago he had written it but would not release it. He said that while "there was no canvass of all the members of the Democratic National the letter represented "my own opinions as to what the national committee's action would Not Party Job "Innocence of guilt should not be the burden of the Democratic Mitchell wrote. He said the two men had the right to seek election to Congress and the voters the right to elect them, but that the national committee also has the right to decide how to use funds available for helping candi- dates "and in these cases we will exercise our right to withhold sup- port." Ziffren said in Los Angeles he would ask the California State Central Committee to meet this jc to consider Mitchell's action. Mitchell in his letter emphasized Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the controversial Wisconsin Republican, responded with a wave to his audience of more than police- men at the local organization's annual Holy Name Society Com- munion breakfast in New York Sunday. Sen, McCarthy pledged himself to continue the fight against Communism in a speech to the policemen. On the dais with the waving senator are Francis Cardinal Spellman, head bowed, and Patrolman Timothy J. Finn, at right, president of the group. In the background, between the two, is Monsignor Joseph A. McCaffrey. (AP Wirephoto) THE MCCARTHY i ty tent flap, and entered the for- ward operational headquarters of Christian de Castries In those days last autumn, the heroic defender of Dien Bien Phu was already, as he used to point out somewhat sardonically, "the only colonel in the world command- ing a least it's some- thing to be unique." Yet de Cas- tries' headquarters would have horrified an American divisional commander, and indeed displeased the colonel of any well-found U.S. regiment, A tent, a couple of desks, a map board, half a dozen was all there was to it, set down in the midst of the dusty disorder of truck park, tank park and am- munition dumps. There was some- thing businesslike, all the same, in the way the slender de Castries moved'to the map board, as soon as the greetings were over and General Cogny asked for a situa- tion report. Ready for Jump-Off De Castries spoke quietly, almost nonchalantly, pointing out his disj. positions with waves of his smart riding crop. The picture painted was reasonably hair-raising, for icy, the 79-year-old Churchill said: "I also believe we have time, Mill City Night Club Rebuilt After Fire Burns MINNEAPOLIS W The White House, a suburban bar-cafe recent- ly built to replace one destroyed by fire only 15 months ago, was swept by flames Sunday that did an estimated damage. ____u A Jan. 12, 1953 blaze destroyed i ing a Big Three meeting to ease the earlier White House, valued) world fears. lies." Laborites are demanding that Britain take the "immediate initi Somebody kicked, Lanie! in was not expressing an'opinion car which the riot- nat j V..... 1 aiaaie, out inaicatec Hi-1 _to. V5r_tur.n- I the idea that "Our but indicated he objected primary may i-w.vv niiiiicuaaLC liiiu- i i vw iwca uiaL wui yiuiidiv m alive" in seeking a meeting (be used for personal vindication. President Eisenhower, Soviet Pre-1 mier Malenkov and Churchill to ease world fears. Opening the H-bomb debate a few minutes earlier, former La- borite Prime Minister Clement At- tlee warned that the building up of weapons of mass destruction threatens all pushing throng finally rammed the him for Roosevelt's wife Rornella is su- maintenance. s honnVL fh i V pf petua' flame i honoring the nation's war dead, women. He has repudiated the that obviously in the use of this H-bomb weapon there is an im- j mense advantage to the side that gets in its blow first." He said the dangers stemmed mainly from the possibility that a "fanatic" might try to kill off the world. Ale Bom At Wheeling, By BEM PRICE (Editor's note: If you are old enough to read this, you are either for or against Sen. Joseph. R. McCarthy and what he stands for. Just about every American is. Yet the four-year-old McCarthy story hat unfolded in such a rushing and often confusing way that few news- paper readers have been able to keep it really straight. This is first of 10 broad-picture articles on the who, what, when and where of McCarthy and McCarthyism.) WHEELING, W. Va. was born here some- time between 8 and 9 p.m., Feb. 9, 1950. It was christened in 110 PP going overseas. After once withdrawing as, a can- as a can- grabbed a handful didate, Roosevelt re-entered the jrace. with the police in the center of the crowd until reinforcements finally Attlee 'moved the Laborite mo- hour tion calling on Churchill to take "immediate initiative" in arrang- his nine battalions were strung out in line down a narrow valley, with the enemy in heavy force in the hills on either side. The last bat- talion, of Moroccan rifles, was about to be committed in the drive on the final objective, the little town of Phu Nho Quan. "They're ready for the jump- asked the general. "Yes." said de Castries amia- bly, "they should be jumping off now." "But you will have no said Gen. Cogny, replied de Castries, still amiably, "we've had to do without before, ft would be better i at It was rebuilt at an estimated cost of Leo Troup, vice president of the firm that operates the establish- ment, said the building and fixtures were valued at A Jiquor stock he valued at also was destroyed, Troup said. Fourteen firemen were overcome by smoke while fighting the blaze. Plastic-covered furnishings gave off a heavy, acrid smoke, The blaze started in the base ment and gutted the interior be Van Fleet's Son Officially Dead WASHINGTON Capt. James A. Van Fleet Jr., only son of the i The rest of the crowd of about watched the attacks with de- ._ connection, Mitchell wrote that the courts, not elections, are the proper forum for deciding "private litigation relating to a man's domestic affairs.' "I believe most Democrats would ommand- tachment and made no move to j feel that the candidate would serve intervene. They dispersed after his party best by standing aside Pleven departed. Police arrested! from election contests until per- seven of the demonstrators. sonal problems are disposed of in The rioters tossed anti-EDC leaf- the proper he added, lets in the air, shouted anti-EDC ThJs Ma? Radar Arrests MADISON, Wis. IB-Use of radar words. In that hour Joseph R. McCarthy, junior Republican senator from Wisconsin, delivered a Lincoln Day speech before the Ohio Women's Republican Club of Wheeling. At the end there was a burst of applause, and McCarthy shook hands all around. It was too late for the morning I paper wires when Charles R. Lew- j is, night editor in the Associated Press Bureau at Charleston, W. Va., received a telephone call from Norman L. Yost, managing editor j of the Wheeling .Intelligencer. I Yost, part-time AP correspond- ent at Wheeling, dictated a para-j graph or two from McCarthy's i speech. 'McCarthy for President' Cries At N.Y. Speech NEW YORK Sen. Joseph R. snal TS Pierre French fore firemen from several subur ban communities brought t h flames under control. The cause of the blaze was no learned. The earlier fire was blamed on defective wiring. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Warm- er tonight with few local showers late tonight or Tuesday. Continued mild temperature. Low tonight 40, WEATHER the 24 That was how I met Dien Bien Phu's defender. An hour or so later, after General Cogny had or- hours ending at 12 m, Sunday. Maximum, 41; minimum, 28; precipitation, none. v. the 24 flown to de Castries from his own I a' 12 m'.today: 00 slender central reserve, I joined the I minimum, 28; dered a battalion of paratroopers u flown to de Castries from his own a' 12 Moroccans in the attack on Phu Nho Quan. What happened there except that Phu Nho Quan fell to us on schedule, is no longer at all important What is still important, is how his men and his fellow officers talked to Christian de Cas- tries. He was the last one in Gen. Lattre de (Continued on 2, Column 6) ALSOPS noon, 61; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central High temp. 56 at a.m. to- day, low 30 at a.m. today, noon 56, a thin scattered layer of clouds at feet, visibility 12 miles, wind from the east at 12 miles an hour, barometer 20.97 and falling and the humidity 45 per cent. er, was officially listed as dead today two years after his twin- engined bomber vanished behind Communist lines in Korea. last week for failin" uelLlH' aDOUt ws arrest for traff'c violations the first thre to meet with Laniel and Pleven to explain an anti-EDC speech. months in 1954, the state Moto Vehicle Department reported to day. French Defense Miniiter Rene Pleven, hatless between uniformed generals in center, is escorted from Paris' Arche of Triumph after Demonstra- tors slapped his face and pulled his hair in ap- parent protest against European army program. Generals clearing the path are, from left, Gen. Jean Clement Blanc, chief of general staff; Gen. Fernand Phillipe Besancon, inspector gen- eral of artillery, and Gen. Henri teller, Paris military governor. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Paris) As Lewis began writing the brief i McCarthy (R-Wis) got an enthu- story, he came to a figure he ques-! siastic reception Sunday from a Communists in the Catholic audience that later nearly State Department? He called Yost crushed him in efforts to express back and asked him to verify it. I congratulations. Yost told him to hold on and! Tlle senator's half-hour speec he would have his reporter re-1was addressed to some per check with McCarthy. In a Deluding Francis Cardina ment he came back on the wire! Spellman, archbishop of Nev and said the figure was accurate, j york> at a Communion breakfas Shortly after 2 a.m. the 110-word story clattered over the teletypes, j It began: "Sen. McCarthy charged in an address here tonight that 205 Com- munist party members are 'work- ing and shaping the-policy in the State Department'." The story continued, quoting Mc- Carthy: "I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were knows to the secretary of state (then Dean Acheson) as being members of the Communist party .and who never- theless are still working and shap ing the policy in the State Depart ment." As soon as the State Departmen was advised of the story it said i rue Youngster Runs Under Wheel Of Semitrailer Driver Not Held in Robert Berg's Death; County's 6th Fatality HARMONY, Minn. Robert Berg, 3Vz, was killed in- stantly Sunday at a.m. when be walked into the side of a Ro- chester Dairy Cooperative milk truck on Highway 139 in front of the Methodist Church. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Ells- worth Robert is the sixth Fillmore County traffic fatality in a little more than three months of 1954. Five "of the six persons killed iave been Harmony residents. Robert was the grandnephew of a Harmony woman, Mrs. Frank Bur- ineister, who died March 17 of in- uries received in a truck-auto col- ision at Preston March 15. Driver of the milk truck, Eldon 34, was held blame- es.s. He brought his vehicle to a ;top immediately following the ac- ident. Robert and his two older broth- :rs, George, and Richard, 5, ad finished Sunday school at the Greenfield Lutheran Church a -lock southwest of Highway 139. 'hey were walking home and had rossed Highway 139 at the Metho- ist Church when Robert remark- d to his brothers that he wanted o go back to the church to find is mother. He started back across the treet. Mrs. Lyle Yeoman, Harmony, 'ho was just parking her automo- ile in front of the Methodist 2iureh, saw the youngster walk in- o the street. She screamed at him stop, but he walked into the ear wheels of the semitrailer. Dr. J. P. Nehring, Preston, Fill- more County coroner who investi- ated the mishap with Sheriff Don- Id L. Cook, said the child died of multiple skull fractures. Mrs. Berg attended church serv- ices starting at a.m. and was leaving the Lutheran church when the accident occurred. She walked home a block north of the path her boys had taken and did not learn of the mishap until she reached home. Her husband, who had been feeling ill, was at home with the couple's youngest child, James, 1. Sunday morning worship serv- ices were about to get under way at the Methodist Church. The Berg home is about 2Vz blocks northeast of the Lutheran Church and 1V4 blocks northeast of the Methodist hurch. Robert was born in Harmony Aug. 17, 1950. Funeral arrangements are in- complete. Services will be held at he Greenfield Lutheran Church, he Rev, Joseph Lee officiating. Jurial will be in Greenfield Ceme- :ery. I of the city police department Holy Name Society. The audience frequently inter rupted with lengthy applause. As McCarthy neared the end o his talk, in which he promised t Communism a abroad, his listener knew of no Communists within its ranks, that it would fire any il could identify, and invited McCar- thy to produce his list. McCarthy, meanwhile, was fly- ing to Salt Lake City. There, in a recorded radio interview Feb. 10 commented on his Wheeling speech: "Last night I discussed the Com- munists in the State Department. Continued on Page 4, Column 5) MCCARTHY Zarleton Head Named To Ford Foundation NEW YORK Ford Foun- ation today announced the election f Laurence M. Gould, president of "arleton College as a trustee. Trusteeship is not a fulltime job, nd Gould will retain his present osition. Trustees are not salaried, ut are paid nominal fees and .ravel expenses, in a manner simi- to corporation trustees t trying to he was practically carried the room as police bod; guards kept off the crowd. Some- of the audience cheered, "McCar thy for The. senator was introduced by the Rt. Rev. Joseph A. McCaffrey, retiring police chaplain, as a man who "has fought untruth with truth, disloyalty with loyalty, trea- son with patriotism and godless- ness with godliness." After McCarthy's speech, Car- dinal Spellman said Msgr. McCaf- frey's remarks made it unneces- sary for the cardinal to comment on McCarthy's speech. The audience cheered loudly when the cardinal added: "Sen. McCarthy has told us about the Communists and the Jommunist methods. I want to say am not only against Communists but also against the Communist methods." Chairman Thinks Senate May Act SUPERIOR chairman of he statewide "Joe Must Go" Club said Sunday that if enough peti- ions are collected in the campaign Continued on Page ]3, Column 3) N. Y. SPEECH y, Four Others Die In Auto Mishaps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four other Minnesotans died in mishaps over the weekend. Manfred G. Nelson, 32, St. Paul, was killed about midnight Satur- day when he lost control of his cav. The machine traveled 200 feet and went over an embankment on Highway 7, near Montevideo. A passenger, Clarence Gustafson, 40, St. Paul, was hospitalized at Mon- tevideo in serious condition. Harm Schmidt, 49, Raymond, died in a Wjllmar nospital Satur- day night shortly after his car col- lided with another on Highway 40, about 12 miles west of Willmar. Highway patrolmen said Schmidt's car and one driven by Ole Pauls- ness, 63, Willmar, sideswiped. Paulsness was reported in serious condition in a Willmar hospital. Two Minnesotans were among :hree persons killed early Saturday n a head-on crash near Martin, S. D. The victims were James Car- .on, 38, Zumbro Falls, Minn., his daughter, Patsy, 16, and Fred Wei- mer, 46, Martin, driver of the sec- ond car. Reds Expected to Protest Neutral Zone Patrol Clash PANMUNJOM MV-The Commu- ists are expected to protest offi- ially Wednesday against a five- man South Korean patrol which lashed with Reds in the Korean eutral zone Saturday night. One guard was killed and another Red China's Peiping radio term- d the skirmish a serious violation the armistice. The Communists asked a full- ress meeting of the Joint Military rmistice Commission Wednesday fternoon. A U. N. Command pokesman said the Reds probably will bring up the incident.   

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