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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Friday NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 117 Want Ads Cost as Little As 65 Cents SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 8, 1954 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Canadian Planes Collide; 40 Killed Aid May Wait Decision Of Allies on Indochina Some Senators Fear U.S. Near To Entering War WASHINGTON tfi Senate Re- publican Leader Knowland said to- day Congress might withold a de- cision on foreign aid until Amen-1 nothing sinister in the fact tha Delay Before Starting H-Bomb Work Explained Nothing Sinister In Debate, Congressman Says By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON W Sterling Cole says he knows o ca's Allies decide how to respond to Secretary of State Dulles' call for collective action on Southeast Asia. high officials debated for monthi before deciding to press work on the hydrogen bomb, a weapon the government says is due for "great Charles A. Lindbergh, left, was sworn in as a brigadier general in the U. S. Air Force Reserve by Air Force Sec. Harold Talbott at the Pentagon in Washington Wednesday. The oath was administ- ered in the presence of Gen. Nathan Twining, Air Force Chief of Staff. (UP Telepboto) Midwest Spring Cold; Windy in Wisconsin KnowJand referred to reports _ that Britain and France opposed jly increased production, any collective action until after tho I Cole, New York Republican who April 26 conference at Geneva, Switzerland. He said Congress might want to withhold action on foreign aid, particularly to coun- tries which have been "dragging their feet insofar as EDC is con- heads the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, recalled las night that fulKscale work on the weapon was not decided upon unti four months after Russia's firsi explosion in 1949 of an atomic cerned." j bomb of the conventional type. This apparently was aimed at '1Tnis fact is not itself sinis- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS France, which has delayed for months taking any action on EDC European Defense Commun- ity which would include soldiers of France, Germany and four other countries. The reports arose after it became apparent that the American call for a 10-nation coalition to secure Southeast Asia against Communism and bolster the anti-red fight in [ndochina had hit a slowdown in Paris and London. Two senators spoke today of the sending of U.S. naval and air units into the Indochinese fighting as a possibility and one said, "It looks to me as if we are on the edge of war there." Sen. McCarran who Cold Canadian air surging southeastward put a chill on the balmy I made this estimate in an'inter- spring weather in most of the Midwest today. The cold air covered the North Central section and extended south- ward into Texas. Temperatures generally were below freezing early today in the Northern Plainjs and northern Great Lakes region. Snow flurries fell in the northern Wilson Reveals Far North Radar Warning System Great Lakes. The storm center that moved eastward across Lake Superior Wednesday was blamed for at least five tornadoes in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, mostly in rural areas. One woman was killed and 12 persons were injured in a twister that struck near Kankakee, in northeastern Illinois. Several per- sons also were injured in a small I tornado that hit Swart Creek, near WASHINGTON of; Flint. Mich. Defense Wilson said today survey twisters destroyed scores of work for a new Canadian-United I f.arm buildings and killed some States radar warning chain across livestock. the rim of North America "is al- ready well advanced." This new system is north of the "Pinetree Chain" of aircraft warn- ing stations which was started four years ago, Wilson said in a state- ment. A simultaneous announce- ment was made in Ottawa. The far north radar warning sys- tem is placed to detect aircraft coming over the polar cap. Wilson also announced a buildup of the warning system over the Showers and thunderstorms were quite general east of the cold front. Heavy rains and hail, with strong winds, hit sections of northern and western Texas. Some houses were unroofed and power lines knocked out. Northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans. He said: "It is obviously just as important j rest of the" d'ay. One of the cold spots today was Grand Forks, N.D., with a low of 18. At the same time it was 75 in Brownsville, Texas, and 69 in Miami. The atmospheric conditions that brewed a tornado over Iowa County view, said, "If we should send in naval and air forces now, it would only bring the Chinese Commu- nists in force and then I don't see how we could avoid sending The sober comment in Congress followed renewed expressions by President Eisenhower and Secre- tary pf State Dulles of the admin- istration's determination that Indo- china must not fall to the Com- munists, and indications from abroad that U. S. allies are not moving as fast as U. S. officials might wish in forming a coalition on defense of Southeast Asia. Dispatches from London and Paris indicated both British and French leaders might consider the time inopportune and want more details on the "united will" and "united action" Dulles has advo- cated. Tanker Plane Explodes, 5 Die TOKYO American Super- fort tanker plane exploded and crashed today while refueling a "d he said, "nor does it imply that those who opposed the Presi- dent's final decision were motiv- ated by a desire to lessen our military strength." He conceded that events 'have proved he was wrong in urging against the decision to go ahead with the superbomb. Other present and former offi- cials said they had no knowledge of any 18-month delay in the H- bomb project mentioned by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) on a nation- wide television broadcast Tuesday night. Answer McCarthy McCarthy said there was a de- liberate delay, and he asked: "If there were no Communists in our government, why did we President Eisenhower told his news conference he has never heard of such a delay. Former President Truman, who made the decision to proceed with iie H-bomb in early 1950, said in Kansas City, "The order was is- sued as soon as the scientists were ready to go to work." The first announced hydrogen explosion oc- Collision at Pigeon Falls Causes 3rd County Death RCAF Craft, Airliner Crash At Moose Jaw A "Perfect Head-on Collision" was the way Trempealeau County Traffic Officer James Myren, Osseo, described this collision on a township road near Pigeon Falls Wednesday at p.m. August Kaul, Jefferson, Wis., driver of the car at the left, died three hours later at Whitehall Community Hospital. Palmer Ackley, Town of Pigeon farm- er, was seriously hurt. It took a wrecker and an automobile pulling from opposite sides to drag the smashed vehicles apart. (Richard Hoff photo) curred 34 months later, in Novem- ber 1952. PIGEON FALLS, Wis. (Spe- Trempealeau County's third traffic death of the year was reg- the Atomic Energy Commission at the time, said in Augusta, Maine, he didn't know what McCarthy was talking about and he added of the senator: "I suppose as he frequently does he is just throwing mud and hoping .some of it will stick." Pike is a Republican. As for the current status of the H-bomb, AEC Chairman Lewis L. Strauss told a Senate Appropria- istered Wednesday. ofi August Kaul, 56, tion, Subcommittee that Jefferson, Wis., died at p.m. at White- j hall Community Hospital of injur- j ies suffered at p.m. in a head- on collision at the crest of a hill on a town road just off county trunk P. Hurt seriously was Palmer Ack- ley, 58, -Town of Pigeon farmer, Blair. Ackley has lacerations of the forehead and right arm, injur- ies to the right leg and chest in- ap- to have early warning of aircraft approaching target areas in North America from over the sea as from over northern Canada. For this reason, the United States govern- ment is expanding tne early warn- ing barrier across the northeastern and northwestern seaward preaches to Norih America. "The Alaska radar system is co- ordinated with those in Canada and the continental United States, and the development of air borne radar is well advanced." H Pope Planning Easter Blessing VATICAN CITY tfi_The Vatican press office said today convalese ing Pope Pius XII probably wil give his blessings to the city anc world on Easter. The 78-year-ok head of the Roman Catholic Church, stricken by an abdomina ailment Jan. 25, has been able to make four brief appearances a his apartment window overlooking St. Peter's Square in the last 2( days. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Friday. Low tonight'25, high Friday 58. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 59; minimum, 25; noon, 40; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow ?t AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 53 at p.m. Wed- nesday. Low 23 degrees at a.m. today. Noon 38, skies clear, visibility 15 miles, wind calm, barometer at 36.53 ris- ing, humidity 50 per cent. Heavy rain was general and some spots had hail in the spring caprice. No serious injuries were reported. The main street oi Oconomowoc in Waukesha County was lashed in the afternoon by a wind which blew out show windows in nice business establishments and toppled trees and chimneys. Local national guardsmen patroled the business section. Nearly half of the town's telephone service was disrupted. The jet was not damaged. The Air Force said it has found four bodies and another crewman is missing and presumed dead. Six crewmen parachuted from popularly called hydrogen bombs- account for increased spending in the next fiscal year. Operating costs will rise by 427 million dollars to Strauss said, and he added: "Virtually the entire increase occurs in the cost of producing uranium and of producing weap- ons and weapons materials." Strauss said results of current Trempealeau County Traffic Of- ficer James Myren, Osseo, said Tennessee Trial Lawyer Gets Job By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON lawyer Ray H. Jenkins had orders today to be ready to launch 13 days from now public Senate hearings aimed at finding the truth in the McCarthy-Army row. Jenkins, a 51-year-old grandfather from Knoxville, Term., took the job of special counsel yesterday with a public pledge to fulfill it with "no prejudice, no bias." "I have no record, publicly or otherwise, as to Sen. McCarthy or what has come to be known as he told a news con- ference. the cars were involved fo a "per-1 As special counsel to the Senate feet head-on collision." The ma- j investigations Subcommittee he chines ended up about a foot into said, he intends to dig for and pre- each other." Both drivers were alone, and neither was thrown from his car. Their vehicles, one a 1952 and the other a 1953 model, are total losses. tests in the Pacific "will play an I required the wrecker of Ray w HaOan Piefiann TTallc nn nnn important part in making the thermonuclear weapon a major instrument for the defense of the free but the commission also will seek for versatility held. the flaming air tanker. .They were through development of a "family taken to a hospital for a check, of weapons." Names of the crew were with- j AEC announced yesterday the ;'d- third test of the current Pacific A spokesman said cause of the series, and Strauss said "Informa- fire was not determined. The tanker sprang a leak while refueling an F84 Thunderjet near Nagoya in central Japan. The jet disengaged. Hagen, Pigeon Falls, on one end of the crash and Myren's auto at the other end to pull the machines apart. Ackley's car was sprung from its frame and the engine shoved back almost into the pas- senger area. Bystanders had great difficulty in extricating Kaul from his car, which was similarly bat- tered. tion of great importance to na-1 Myren said the collision near tional defense continues to be de-1 Sunshine School occurred on a rived." The first two series blasts "blind hill" on the 24-foot gravel were described as thermonuclear Presumably this one was too. This Is Part Of The wreckage caused by a tornado which struck Kankakee, 111., Wednesday, killing one woman and injuring 12 persons. Wide- spread damage to homes and communications was caused when the to.rnado cut a swath 600 feet wide and 8 miles long. (UP Telephoto) road. Heavy rain fell in the area Tuesday night and the road was described as "soft." The mishap occurred in the center of the road, Myren said. Kaul, an employe of the U. S. Home Owners Loan Association, was believed traveling east and Ackley west when their cars met. No farmer in the area was expect- ing a call from Kaul, Myren said, A. E. Nehring, Whitehall, form- erly an employe of the Farm Se- curity Administration there, said Kaul is a native of Germany where his parents and a sister live. Nehring indicated he visited with Kaul last May. Kaul lived with his wife in Jefferson between Madison and Milwaukee. His headquarters were at Milwaukee. The couple had no children. Mrs. Kaul was expected at iVhitehall this morning, Kaul's body was to be shipped to Mil- waukee later today, according to the Johnson Funeral Home here. In the meantime, John Quinn Arcadia, Trempealeau County dis- nct attorney, indicated this morn- ng he would confer with Myren and Coroner Martin A, Weimer, ndependence, concerning whether n inquest will be held into causes f the mishap. Other county highway fatalities his year have been Robert Burt .ndependence, killed Jan. 3 on Cghway 93 between Independence nd Arcadia, and Mrs. Sidney Pet- rson, Whitehall, killed Feb. 21 in "ewcomb Valley east of Arcadia. sent the facts in the bitter charges involving McCarthy and high Army officials "without any favoritism, in as fair and impartial a manner as I know how." Two Charges An Army report has accused Mc- Carthy (R-Wis) and two of his! aides of seeking favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine. a drafted former associate. McCarthy disput- ed that and said Army officials sought to "blackmail" him into dropping a search for subversives in the Army. The Army denies that. Jenkins, who looks far younger than his age, succeeds Samuel P. Sears, a Boston lawyer previ- ously selected by the subcommittee but whose name was never offi- cially entered on the payroll. Sears stepped out Tuesday, five! days after being appointed, saying that baseless challenges to his im- partiality had made it necessary for him to step aside "in the public interest." Sears was an avowed admirer of McCarthy, although he said he had taken no side in the current row. Jenkins got the appointment at a closed door meeting of the sub- committee, which also ordered the televised hearings to start on April 21, instead of the old target date of sometime next week. Sen. Mundt who will run Ray H. Jenkins the hearings as acting chairman, told reporters Jenkins' first assign- ment is to set up an office here, Mayo Doctor Says More Research Needed on Vaccine LOS ANGELES head of the American Academy of Pedi- atrics said today he would not allow use of the new polio vaccine on his own children. Dr. Roger L. J. Kennedy of Mayo Clinic told reporters at the pediatrics academy meeting thai he personally felt caution should be -.ised in view of statements made by "people who have voiced objections" to the virus prepara- tions produced by Dr. Jonas E. and the next one to help set up Salk of the University of Pitts- ground rules for the inquiry. Blankets Make Warm Fire LITCHFIELD, Minn, up) Four thousand wool blankets went up in smoke early today when fire de- stroyed a one-story frame building of the Litchfield Woolen Mills. Louis Nelson, who operatel a "rag picking" machine in the building that was also used as a warehouse, escaped when the fire broke out. No official estimate was available immediately on the fire loss. burgh. "I have no special personal knowledge of the vaccine's Dr. Kennedy said, "but some of the people who have voiced objections are people who are entitled to have assurances about it." Dr. Kennedy did not name the critics he .referred to but said one of the main considerations was that sufficient experimental work had not been done to determine what undesirable side effects the vaccinations might produce. Dr. Kennedy emphasized that he was not speaking for the academy and was only voicing his personal view. 16 Bodies Recovered From Wreckage; No Known Survivors MOOSE JAW, Sask. W) _ A giant air liner and a little military train- 'ng plane collided over Moose Jaw .oday and plummeted perhaps 40 persons to death. The plane crashed in a populated area and set three houses ablaze. Witnesses said the trainer, a single-engine Harvard, smashed in- to the right wing of the liner, a Trans-Canada North Star, and sheared it off. Both planes fell to earth, the North Star flaming in its death plunge. Trans-Canada officiate in Winni- peg said 38 persons were aboard the North Star, winging westward on the Winnipeg-Calgary leg of a flight from Montreal to Vancouver. These were 29 passengers, five company officials and the crew of four. One or two persons were aboard the Harvard, a Royal Canadian Air Force craft based at a training station of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization outside this industrial and railroad town of No survivors were reported. The weather was partly cloudy when the planes came together. A south wind was blowing at 20 miles an hour. Pieces of the air liner flew in all directions when it struck the earth on a golf course. A gas tank bounced away and bit a house, setting it afire. Then two other homes burst into flames. One burned to the ground and the others were badly damaged. Searchers combed the blackened ruins for a cleaning woman re- ported missing. However, no one aground was known to have been injured. Bodies of 16 of the aerial vies tims were recovered. The crash occurred about a.m. Both planes disintegrated when they hit the earth. Officials in Moose Jaw identt- ied the North Star as TCA flight 9. It was reported en route xi Vancouver from Montreal. Twenty-seven persons, including ie crew, were believed aboard. Two persons were reported in the Harvard. The airliner crashed on a golf qurse, strewing bodies over a ride area. The other crashed into ortheastern Moose Jaw. Two ouses were reported set on fire. New Tax Cut Fought by Byrd And Carlson WASHINGTON M Senate opponents of a further big cut in income taxes said today their stand would not be altered by a substi- tute "head tax" proposal Senators Byrd (D-Va) and Carl- son (R-Kan) said in separate inter- views they remained against the proposed income tax reduction be- cause of the substantial net loss of revenue involved. The substitute came to light yes- :erday after top Treasury officials said the income tax cut could mean dropping 25 million taxpayers from the rolls. Sen. Frear one of the sponsors of the slash in income evies, said he proposed to keep all such persons on the rolls by making them liable for a or annual "head tax." This would continue to make them conscious of their responsi- bilities as citizens, he said. Plane Accident- Thought Due To Confusion WASHINGTON UPI-A Civil Aero- nautics Administration report on the airplane accident in which a man and a girl were killed near Mason, Wis., Jan. 1, indicated to- day the pilot may have become lost and that the plane may have run out of fuel. Julius Gross, 47, Waukegan, 111., and his son's sister-in-law, 14- year-old Delores HeropWe, Hur- ley, Wis., were killed when Stinson plane crashed in a swamp. The CAA said there was no evidence of structural failure be- fore the crash. It said there wai only a small amount of fuel aboard, and the plane had flown about 3% hours from Waukegan. Gross called the Duluth radio control station and said thai he was confused as to his position. After this call, contact with him waj   

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