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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Thundershowers Tonight; Wednesday Cloudy, Cooler The McCarthy Story Second Installment On Page 8 Tonight NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 115 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, AI'RIt 6, 1954 EIGHTEEN PAGES Sears uits McCarthy-Army Probe Bold Stand Will Avert War, Ike Says Doubts Russians Will Strike With U.S. Prepared Warns Against Perils of Jitters And Hysteria WASHINGTON Wi President Eisenhower told the nation and the free world last night Russia is unlikely to risk war so Jong as this country stands ready to strike back swiftly with all its atomic might. The President declared, however, that Americans must prepare "very coldly and very carefully" against the danger that power-lov- ing men in the Kremlin might "in s fit of madness or through mis- calculation" plunge the world into a hydrogen-bomb-age holocaust. Eisenhower went on all radio and television networks in a re laxed, half-hour plea for a sober facing of the atomic era facts o: a fervent warning agains; the perils of "jitters'- and hysteria over Communism, investigations oj Communism or the threat of de- pression. Don't Havs to Fear "We don't; have to he said. "Of course, there are risks, but we do not have to be hysterical. We can be vigilant; we can be Americans. We can stand up and hold up our heads and say, Ameri- ca is the greatest force that God has ever allowed to exist on his footstool. As such it is up to us to lead this world to a peaceful and secure existence, and I assure you we can do it." In a plain effort to soothe some of the controversies boiling in this country, and to quiet H-bomb nerv- ousness abroad, Eisenhower broke some new ground in this mainly off-the-cuff address delivered while relaxing against the edge of a desk in the White House basement: He said the than congressional the hearings today on a big tax re- President Eisenhower, arms folded and seated on the edge of his desk in his White House broadcast room, posed mo- mentarily prior to starting his radio broadcast Monday night. The President called for "courage and faith" in tackling the many problems confront- ing the nation. (AP Wirephoto) Senate Slated To Vote Hike In Exemptions By JOE HALL WASHINGTON Kerr (D-j MIHI- auumiiaudLiuji js prepar- Okla) said today his guess is ?.united action with America's Pacific allies to throw a ctpm we senate will approve a move he warning at C co-sponsors to cut income taxes by i in Indochina. increasing personal exemptions of] Dulles appeared before the com More Aid Seen Vital in Saving Southeast Asiaj House Foreign Relations Committee Has Tough Decision By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON of the House Foreign Affairs Com- nittee seemed worried today that :he United States may be forced o decide soon between more di- rect intervention in Indochina and j j possible loss of vital Southeast I Asia to Communism. i The committee heard Secretary of State Dulles say yesterday that Red China is giving the Vie'tminh combat help in the furious battle with French Union forces. He said Chinese.Communist anti- aircraft gunners have been shoot- ing down French planes, that a high-ranking Chinese Red general and a group of "technicians" are at the front and that in other ways the Chinese are "coming awful close" to a new aggression which he has warned might force American retaliation. But committee members, after I questioning Dulles in public and secret session, said they were still in the dark about any specific plans this country may have for I countering a Red Chinese threat I in Indochina. He has called for "united but this has not been spelled out. _ Just last night, it was reported the administration is prepar Eighteen-Year-Old Barbara Adele Blair walked from a plane to her mother's arms upon her arrival in Philadelphia, Pa., Mon- day, from Warm Springs, Ga., polio foundation as her mother, Mrs. Albert Blair, Devon, Pa., laughed happily. Almost a year ago Barbara was carried onto a plane, victim of three types of polio and so seriously afflicted she could not move fingers or toes. It was feared she would die. Three weeks ago she mailed home the brace she wore on her right leg and told her mother she would walk from the plane. "And soon I'm going to hang up that left brace Barbara said yesterday. Her little brother, P.obert, watches at left. (AP Allied Warning Asked To Reds on Justice Race Highlight of Badger Election Steinle, Dieterich Foes; Local Contests Complete Area Ballots MILWAUKEE Only one statewide a Supreme Court was at stake today as Wis- consin citizens voted in a spring non-partisan election. A wide scattering of local, con- tests, involving municipal and ju- dicial races and several referen- dums, completed the ballots in most areas, In the high court contest, Justice Roland J. Steinle, 57, of Wauwa- tosa, is pitted against William Diet- erich, 56, Hartford. Steinle, who holds the office by appointment, succeeded Justice Os- car M. Fritz, who resigned Jan. 1 and who would have completed his term in January, 1955. Steinle is seeking a full 10-year term, which will begin next January. ______ .._ j A circuit judge in Milwaukee for the charges exchanged by oeii. 1 13 years, Steinle is a graduate of j McCarthy (R-Wis) and Army offi- i the Marquette University Law i cials were tentatively set to begin I School and a veteran of World I next Monday. The resignation of Sears rubs out any prospect that the hearings each taxpayer and dependent He said in an interview he hopes mittee yesterday to open the Eisen- billion dollars in foreign aid for t- -n i. i omion dollars in loreign this action will be taken in the Sen- j the year that starts July 1 ate Finance Committee but that, if it is not done the success will come there, he believes on the Senate floor. The Finance committee, on which the Oklahoman serves, opens against nations "great bulwark" Communist infiltration. He said "very grave offenses" can be committed against innocent persons by "someone having the immunity of congressional Ex-Cafe Employe Admits Anoka Theft vision bill to which Democrats hope j ANOKA, Minn. A former to attach the income tax reduction. employe of an Anoka cafe operator which would make assorted tax .uiciii- j cuts totaling to business he voiced confi-iand individuals in its first year of ;_ .u. operation Just as strongiy it op. poses any new income tax slash. dence that in the long run public opinion "will straighten this mat- ter out wherever and whenever is real violence done to our people." Few in U. S. And he said that while Commu- nists in flu's country are danger- ous and must be pinpointed, their and is often there aren't theft of from .the cafe owner. than Sheriff L. A. (Mike) Auspos said James Gordon, 37, had admitted after his capture Monday near Willmar that he robbed Milton PARIS Eisenhower administration has proposed that the United States, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand issue 'a "strong warning to "Communist aggressors" in southeast Asia French Foreign Ministry sources said today. They declined to disclose the terms of this warning, but said it is being studied by the ministry. It clearly would be a warning to Red China against more active participation in the Indochina war. One source said the declaration would resemble that made last August by the 16 Allied powers participating in the Korean war. "We declare in the interests of the peace of the world that if an- other armed attack should occur, constituting a new provocation against the principles of the United Nations, we would be united and ready to resist." The ministry sources said the declaration on Indochina and south- Churchill Urged To Meet With Ike, Malenkov By HAL COOPER LONDON Conservative I War I. Past DAV Commander Dieterich, a former special as- siitant attorney general of Wiscon- sin and a past state commander of the Disabled American Veterans, also is a Marquette law graduate. In 1942 and 1944 he ran without success for attorney general as a Progressive. He sought the post again unsuccessfully as a Repub- lican in 1946, 1948 and 1950. Steinle had votes in the March 9 primary to for Die Samuel P. Sears, Boston attorney, right, sits in the back- ground as Sen. Karl Mundt, acting chairman of the Senate Inves- tigations Subcommittee, announced in Washington today the with- drawal of Sears as counsel for the probe into the McCarthy-Army dispute. (UP Telephoto) Resignation Again Delays Hearing WASHINGTON P. Sears, Boston lawyer, withdrew today as the special counsel for a Senate investigation of the Mc- Carthy-Army row. With his impartiality under question, Sears offered his resignation and the Senate Investigations Subcommittee accepted it by a unan- imous 6-0 vote. Sears, 58-year-old past president of the Massachusetts Bar Asso- ciation, had been chosen for the job only last week. _ f I At Gat time, public hearings on Dip I'D fill P'riflf Dean of Chemical Family, Dead Sen. terich and for Perry Stearns, Milwaukee attorney. J. vitk-iui aLiun ULi -LUUVLJimd. O.11U. SOUU1- east Asia had been the subject of I newsPapers lambasted Prime Min- a conversation between U. S. Sec-1 ister Churchill today for his charge retary of State Dulles and French I that Clement Attlee's Labor gov- any new inhume tax siasn. Senate Republican leaders voice earlier that day. Ambassador Henri Bonnet last Sat- urday. They added that perhaps Asian I countries would be invited to join eminent threw away Britain's war time exchange of atomic secrets with the United States. confidence they can beat the in- come tax cut as things stand now, citing indications that the business downturn is leveling off. Authorities said Gordon hid in Werner's car early Monday and pulled a gun on Werner when the i cafe owner got in. Then Gordon Democratic sponsors say it is! forced him to drive to the cafe, too early to tell about the economic took the money from the safe, and [then went to the Werner home ___ agree that the eco-j where he terrorized the family, nomie trend of the next two months took some jewelry and fled in probably will determine the out- i the Werner car. number is "minute': exaggerated. Actually, he said, more than doctrinaire or uirt-cimiut: me UUL-; dyed-in-the-wool Communists and i come of the income1 tax fight in the j Sgt. Leo Smith of the state high- "the great mass" of government I Senate. The Finance Committee j way patrol, alerted by a general workers and other Americans are I Plans to end its public hearings i alarm, spotted the car near Will- "just as dedicated as you and I." I 23 and finish writing its ver-j mar. After radioing ahead for help, On another home front topic, h s'on the bill in May. It could' he forced the car to the curb said unemployment "happily shows be before floor debate is' and captured Gordon, every sign n'ow of leveling finished. i Gordon was returned to the Ano- The government is ready to un- Democrats have used the busi-ika County jail early today where dertake anything necessary to pre- ness decline as'their principal argu-1 he is held without charge, vent a depression, he said, bu ment income tax cut "does not intend to go into' an slam-bang emergency program un less it is necessary." The great factor working fo peace, Eisenhower said, is P.us sia's "economic weakness" com pared with the mighty American industrial machine. "Of all these sobering he said, "none is greater than the retaliation that would certainly be visited upon them if they were to attack any of our nations or an] part of our vital interests aggres sively and in order to conquer us." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy and mild with local thundershow- ers tonight. Wednesday partly cloudy and becoming cooler. Low tonight 48, high Wednesday 64 LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 70; minimum, 56; noon, 68: precipitation, .09; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 66 at a.m. to- day, low 55 at a.m. today, skies clear, visibility eight miles, noon temp. 66, wind from north- west at six miles an hour, baro- meter 29.82 and rising and humidity 47 per cent. in the warning to_ the Communists, j The nominally independent but usually pro-Conservative Times of London said yesterday's House of Commons debate on the hydrogen bomb "degenerated into a sterile, angry and pitiful party and the responsibility was the Ike Names New Budget Director WASHINGTON '.fi President_________........ Eisenhower today chose Rowland The Liberal, middle-road News R. Hughes, now deputy director of Chronicle said the showing of the the budget, to be director in sue cession to Joseph M. Dodge. Dodge, the President's first budget director, has resigned ef- fective April 15 to return to a Detroit bank as board chairman. The hower 79-year-old government chief in the House may foreshadow his early resignation from office, something many observers have predicted would happen this year. The bitter partisan fight in the Voters will name circuit judges for alt three Milwaukee branches and four circuits outside Milwau- kee. James P. Cullen, Prairie du Chien, and Richard W. Orton, Lan- caster, are seeking the Fifth Cir- cuit post left vacant by the resig- nation of Arthur W. Kopp of Lan- caster. Cullen presently is Craw- ford County judge. Without Opposition Running without opposition are Lincoln Neprud, Viroqua, in the Sixth Circuit; Carl Daley, Super- ior, llth and Harry S. Fox, Janes- ville, 12th. Dist Judge Harvey L. Neelen ue uauaKappea jrom me very out- and Stats Sen. Roman R. Blenski, I set by any alleged word deed Milwaukee Democrat, are vying commitments that I might have for the 2nd Circuit, 10th Branch, uttered in the past. Milwaukee. Civil Judge Myron L. Gordon op- poses Circuit Judge Elmer w. can begin then as the subcommit- tee is back again looking for a .special counsel. Closed Meeting Sears gave his resignation at a closed door meeting of the sub- committee which lasted for 2 hours and 15 minutes. After the session, Sears met with reporters and read a statement. "I am completely satisfied in my own Sears said, "that I am thoroughly competent to con- duct the pending inquiry object- ively, impartially and in fairness to all. It is not in my blood to do otherwise..... But, he added, "I have come to the resolute conclusion that I should not serve." Sears said he was leaving "in view of the discussion and contro- versy which followed my reten- tion a-s counsel and of the allega- tions which have been made; most of which are without foundation." He added: "I do so only because I deem the hearings to" be of the highest importance and would not want the credibility of the proceedings to be handicapped from the very out- Roller in the contest for the 3rd branch of the Milwaukee circuit. Roller was appointed by Gov. Koh- f Pierrt Samuel du Pont WILMINGTON, Del. OB-Pierre iamuel du Pont, dean of the famed chemical family and a major fig- "The test is not whether I am ure in the development of two of biased; it is whether I am lieved to be ler to succeed Justice Steinle 1952 Quotation Sears was unanimously selected of special counsel be- the world's largest industries, died last night. He was 84. Du Pont, who took an active part in the Du Pont empire even after uttnn. tts uudiu uiiiiiiman. i" White House said Eisen- Winston's charge gen- position. when" the'latter week'But after the appointment'il his announcetl retirement in 1940, the high court. developed that Boston newspapers was stricken with a severe abdom- In the 2nd Circuit, 7th Branch, in I Milwaukee, Judge Ronold A. Drechsler is running withoat op- .nuuse bdiU JMSCn- 5CU- formally submit trally the action of the Hughes' nomination to the Senate at that time. House, which on a voice vote called on Churchill to take "imme- James Gordon, 37, is led from a police car after his capture near Willmar, Minn., Monday. Gordon held an Anoka, Minn., cafe owner and his family at gunpoint for more than two hours. then left with over and a two-week-old Cadillac. The arresting officer disarmed Gordon, who carried a pistol, rifle, hunting knife and' hatchet. (UP Telephoto) diate initiative" in seeking a face- to-face conference with Soviet Pre- mier Malenkov and President Eisenhower. But the Laborites did not chal- lenge the government's stand that the timing of such an approach should be left to it Churchill put the House in an uproar with his charge that it was the "responsibility or misfortune" of Attlee's 1945-51 government that a hitherto secret 1943 agreement for British-American atomic coop- eration was no longer in effect. Under the accord, reached at their Quebec conference in August 1943, Churchill and the late Presi- dent Roosevelt set up the two-na- tion agency for development of the atomic bomb and agreed that neither would use atomic weapons against a third nation without the rther's consent. Attlee, seething with anger and backed by a continuous Labor chorus for Churchill to "With- replied that the wartime agreement had been ter- minated by Congress' adoption in 1946 of the McMahon Act, which forbids sharing of U. S, atomic se- crets with foreign governments. Churchill snapped back that the act's author, the late Sen. McMahon had told him later that the atomic secrets law would not have been written had he known of the secret agreement. Attlee, Churchill implied, should have let McMahon know about the I agreement. NATO Council Raps French EDO Commander PARIS North Atlantic Council handed a severe and un- precedented reprimand to France's Marshal 'Alphonse Juin today for his criticism of the proposed Euro- pean Defense Community. The action by the permanent delegates of the 14 NATO powers heightened the virtual certainty here that either France would have had quoted him in 1952 as hailing McCarthy's re-election and prais- 1Ml pam shortly after dmner at ing McCarthy's "great job" in driving Communists from the gov- ernment. To the subcommittee and to re- porters, Sear.s had declared that he Longwood, his estate at nearby Kennett Square, Pa. Rushed to the Wilmington morial Hospital, Du Pont died of what physicians described as an porters, sears naa aeciarea tnat fle yujBitiaus uesunueu as an had never taken any position pub- i aortic aneurysm (rupture of a TY1 a in hlnrtfl VOOfrol licly or privately on McCarthy. The subcommittee'voted March 16 to conduct public, televised hear- ings into charges exchanged by its chairman, McCarthy, and high Army officials. McCarthy has stepped temporarily from the chairmanship. main blood A younger brother, Irenee, aad his sister, Mrs. R. R. M. Carpenter, were at his bedside. They are Du Pont's only immediate survivors. Du Pont, who shunned publicity and seldom made public appear- ances, was a former president and board chairman of E. I. du Pont Sen. McCarran (D-Nev) told his I of E- I- du Pont colleagues yesterday it would be Co. He also served mistake to allow the McCarthy- of General Army dispute to halt efforts to 'tear away the mask" from Corn- to ask that Juin be relieved as commander in chief of Allied forces in central Europe or the marshal would have to resign. "Any military officer receiving this might be impelled to a NATO spokesman commented. Juin reiterated an earlier state- ment Monday that he would quit the post only if assured it would go to another Frenchman, something most observers think is a cer- tainty. The NATO spokesman said today the council does not intend for other than a Frenchman to com- mand the central sector. He said there is no specific written com- munism. McCarran said the Senate should "get at the btttom of this present controversy, by all bui he declared: "Basically, the real issue is ra- pidly coming to be whether at long last, the Communists, with the aid of front groups, fellow trav- elers, Communist sympathizers and dupes, are going to succeed in their efforts to silence the com- mittees who have been start- ing to tear away the mask from the .sinister operations in this coun- try of the world Communist con- spiracy." Couple's Four Sons All Born April 4 BLOOMINGTON, 111. (ffl Twin boys born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. .10 11U VTilHAJU tUlll" i WVJ1 J JJU111 UUJJUay VQ MIL. illlU IViiS. mJtment giving the post to France I Dwigfct Williamson gave the cou- but there is a very solid agreement pie a family of four born fn fittnnt A A that effect. (April 4. _____ __ ______ Corp. for three years. Pierre was the great-great grandson and namesake of a ical refugee who fled to America from France in 1799. His father, Lammot du Pont, was a noted in- ventor and authority on explosives who founded one of the nation's first dynamite plants, the Repauno Chemical Co. near Gibbstown, N. J. He was killed by an explo- sion of nitroglycerin when Pierre was 14. Pierre then took over the leadership of the family as the eldest of 11 children. A noted philanthropist who once built an hospital in mem- ory of his chauffeur, Du Pont was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Shortly after his graduation in 1890 he col- laborated with a cousin in develop- ing the first successful Du Pont smokeless powder. As the century-old powder com- pany was about to pass into out- side hands in 1902, Pierre du Pont and two cousins purchased the firm and organized the present corpor- ation.   

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