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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Warmer Tonight and Tuesday Daily 11 Births, Deaths Weather, River News NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO, 120 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 12, 1954 IIGHTEEN PACES Cl aire Kill These Two Little Chicago girls are busy watching their Easter chicks hatch. At left, they see the first chick shake itself entirely free from the shell and number two start to break out. At right they gaze in wonder at the fuzzy little fellows who were just a couple of eggs four hours before. (UP Telephoto) John Druey, Former Mayor, Dies at 79 John Druey, 309 W. Wabasha St., a retired lumber company em- ploye who served as the 31st mayor of Winona, died suddenly at his home Sunday afternoon after he was stricken with a heart attack. He was 79. A former president of the Board of Education, Druey was an un- successful candidate for mayor in the 1945 spring election in which the late James Rice was elected to clce' i .v i_- i I elected to a two-year term. He Several months after his mstal-; deciined to seek re-election in 1949. .tion as tne citv's chief execu- Named Aufhority as the city's chief execu tive, Rice died in office, and on Aug. 6, 1945, Druey was named by the City Council to serve for the remainder, of the unexpire'd portion of Rice's term. In 1947 Druey again filed as a candidate for the office and was John Druey TODAY Secrets Identified By Number By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP It was during his administration that the city's first housing au- thority was appointed on Oct. 4, 1948, and in consideration of his early efforts in behalf of public housing the Winona Housing Re- development Authority named a street in the new low-rent housing project in the West End as Druey Court. During the 1920s he was a mem- ber of the Board of Education. He was elected as a director from the 3rd Ward in 1921 and was re-elect- ed for a 4-year term in 1925. That year he was named board presi- dent. As mayor he also served as a member of the John A. Latsch Memorial Board. Druey had not been ill prior to his death. Since his retirement 12 years ago, he had been retained fre- quently as a real estate appraiser and Sunday morning accompanied an associate on an appraisal job. After lunch he retired to his bedroom for a nap and his wife found that he had died a short time later. Native of Chatfield A resident of Winona for 42 years he was born at Chatfield March 21, 1875. At the age of 20 he employ- ed by the Laird-Norton Lumber in yards later taken over by i :he Botsford Lumber Co., with which he was associated for 45 years. He employed as a second man in the Botsford yard at Plainview in 1897 and remained there for two years until his 'ap- pointment as manager of the Bots- ford yard at Elgin where he serv- ed from 1899 to 1903. He was a manager at Hendricks from 1903 to 1904 and for the -next eight years managed the com- pany's yards at St. Charles. Minor Flood Warning for Aitkin Area MINNEAPOLIS Min- neapolis Weather Bureau is- sued the following "minor" flood warning today for the Aitkin area" Expected crest of Mississippi River for Aitkin 13.5 feet on mor'.iing of April 16. Flood stage at Aitkin 12 feet. Stage today 11.6 feet. Downstream from Aitkin there will be a slew rise, cresting within banks dur- ing the next week or to, bar- ring additional heavy rainfall, Retail Business Survey Planned In Dallas, Tex. DALLAS is the guinea pig in a study that may help a merchant in Cleveland or Phoenix decide whether to put four more floors on his downtown building or to set up shop on the outskirts of town. If you're just thinking about get- ting started in business for your- self, maybe it will help you to de- cide whether to rent space on Main street or find a spot in the suburbs. That's what the U. S, Census Bureau hopes will be the value of the most intensive retail business survey it has ever made in a single metropolitan area. The survey was started last Jan. 12 under the direction of Henry Wulff of Washington, chief of the Census Bureau's retail trade sec- Dulles Presses Eden for Stand On Indochina Wants Promise of United Action if Chinese Enter War LONDON S. Secretary of State Dulles pressed British For- eign Secretary Eden in person to- day to join him in an immediate Jublic promise of "united action" if Red Chinese troops enter the In- dochina war. As the two statesmen met at 3ritain's Foreign Office, Prime Minister Churchill's government was reported willing to join in such tough only if the Russians and the Chinese show at the Ge- neva conference opening April 26 hey are not willing to negotiate a peace in Asia. The American secretary puts his arguments directly to Churchill to- night, when he dines with the Prime Minister at No. 10 Downing It. Britain's opposition Labor party, meanwhile, stepped up demands hat Churchill tell Dulles not "a ingle British man or gun" would used in Indochina. Across the Channel in Paris, vhere Dulles flies tomorrow to urge his view on Premier Joseph janiel and Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, the French Cabi- et was reported fearful that strong ublic words to the Reds now .vould doom in advance any chance f negotiating an Indochinese peace n Geneva. That also is the British govern- ment's view. Dulles flew here yesterday from Washington to press his contention lat the West can negotiate with the Communists in Geneva only from a "position of and that such a position can be reached only through the strong declara- tion of united action. On his arrival yesterday, he and Eden displayed no evidence of any rift in their airport statements. Dulles said he was sure his talks with the British leaders "in great intimacy will prove profitable to both our countries as well as others." Eden remarked: "I am confident that the work that we shall have to do together will be of service not only to each other's country but to the under- standing and peace of the world." The two diplomatic chiefs began The Body'Of 20-Year-Old Laverne Oium was pinned beneath the station wagon he was driving after the vehicle left Highway 10, went over a creek in mid-air and came to rest 150 feet off the highway sometime Saturday night. This was the exact scene when the demolished station wagon was discovered about 8 o'clock Sunday morning by a motorist. (Another Gene Johnson photo on Page 3) J. LIC wtpujnin ULU tuicij tion. From time to time he has j thdr discussions informally last come here to work on it with ight t dinner t th f W rppinnal Rimpr nigDt al Qinner> at lne nome 01 james w. btroua, regional super-1 g_ Ambassador Winthrop Aid- rich. The labor attack on the U, S. secretary's visit was spearheaded by John Strachey, minister of war in the Labor government, and Jen- Jen. Ex-Nebraska Governor, Dies WASHINGTON Dwight 5 Die in Minnesota Toll 151 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Deaths of four youths whose car plunged off a bridge approach and sank through the ice of Battle River and'of a Chippewa County farm boy raised Minnesota's 1954 traffic toll to 151 today, 29 more than at this date last year. leva Motorist Finds Body, Wreckage Sunday Morning No Other Vehicle Involved in Crash On Highway 10 ELEVA, Wis. 20- year-old Eau Claire man was killed instantly when his station wagon left Highway 10, flew 45 feet over Lindsey Creek, nosed into ground and bounced another 15 feet before coming to rest. Crushed beneath the station wagon late Saturday night or early Sunday, morning was Oium. The accident occurred near the White School, two miles west of here, when Oium's station wagon left the blacktop and traveled along the shoulder on the left side of the highway for feet. At that point, it left the shoulder and aurtled over the creek, which is about 20 feet below the bridge. Oium's body, still pinned beneath the wreckage, was discovered about 8 o'clock Sunday morning by Sheldon Hermansen, St. Paul, an intern minister serving the Lutheran Church. He was en to the church to conduct Palm Sun- day services. Hermansen called the Eleva telephone operator from a farm house and the operator ified authorities. Trempealeau County Sheriff Srnest Axness, Traffic Officer James Myren and Coroner Martin A. Wiemer investigated the acci- dent. Wiemer said there will no inquest He said the youth died of a crushed left chest, skull frac- iire, an injured shoulder and mul- iple bruises and lacerations. Oium probably died instantly. He was an employe of the United Paper Co., Eau Claire, His par- ents said they were not alarmed when he failed to return home be- cause he often repaired cars and did not return home immediately after work. He was seen in Elevt Saturday afternoon. Born in March 1934, he wai tne son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oium. They survive, as do two isters, LaVonne and LaRayne, and three brothers, LaMoine, La- Vere and LeRoy, all of Eau Claire. His maternal grandparents, Mr. md Mrs. Gilbert Knutson, Eleva, ilso survive. Funeral services will be con- :ucted here. The Kjentvet Funeral Home is in charge of arrange- ments. Oium's death brought to four the Wulff said he expects the results to be published between late June and midsummer. He expects the field work to be completed within a week. Wulff said it's even possible the survey will show the trend has reversed itself downtown WASHINGTON of these; He was appointed assistant yard! business centers are becoming reporters has just finished a tele- i manager with supervisory duties more entrenched. phone conversation with an old ac- j jn the woodworking shop here in quaintance, an able official in the! 1912 and continued in that capac- middle ranks of the government. ity- until his retirement Jan. 1, The conversation was about as fol-! 1942 lows. J 33rd Degree Mason director of the aid mis-1 sion to Greece, died early today after a heart attack. He was 60. Death, attributed to a coronary occlusion, came shortly after mid- out what 'businesses are "For us to aSree with America j at the naval hospital at sub- in attacking the mainland urDan Bethesda, Md. Mrs. Griswold P. Griswold three times Bruee Anderson, 17, of' near Wegdahl, was killed Sunday night 1954. governor of his state and former and two other boys were hurt when their car missed a curve and hit >empealeau County traffic toll for The main object of the survey is Le.e. member of Parliament to study an apparent trend toward i and wlfe the Party's left-wing decentralization of retail business I Ieader> Aneunn Sevan most affected and why. Reporter: How about lunch Mon- day? Official: make it. Druey was active in Masonic af- fairs and was a 33rd degree mem- ber of the Scottish Rite. He was Reporter: How day or Friday? Official (After embarrassed i Look, frankly, I think I'd better not have lunch with you at all just now. Reporter (After another em- barrassed Oh is it one-six-two? Official: That's right. One-six- two. Reporter: Oh. This cryptic exchange may seem of less than world-shaking signifi- cance. Then it may be worth re- porting all the same, since it re- lates to a subject which is not with- out genuine national importance. about Thurs-! affiliated with Winona Lodge 18, AF AM, Winona Royal Arch This is the downright neurotic ob-jtion's valuation session with secrecy for its own i committee. 5 and all of the Winona Rite bodies. He received the 33rd degree honor in 1945 and was head of the Winona consistory in 1947 and 1948. He was a past worthy patron of the Order of Eastern Star Chap, ters of Minnesota and a past pa- tron of Winona Chapter, 141, OES. Since 1933 he had been a mem- ber of the board of directors of the Fidelity Savings Loan As- sociation of Winona and served as vice president of the association from 1938 until the present. He al- so was a member of the associa- No Ruling Yet on Segregation Issue WASHINGTON Supreme Court ended its opinion session to- day without ruling on the public school race segregation issue. The next opinion session will be April 26. would be insanity Strachey told a party rally. "That would be the royal road to a third world war and a third world war now means certain extermination for the Brit- ish people." Chaplain Given Angel ULM, Germany U.S. Army chaplain here asked for a replace- ment on his staff. The personnel section sent him an angel Pvt. was at the bedside. Griswold had been in the Senate since January 1953. He was elected to fill out two years remaining in the term of the late Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry. He had not announced publicly whether he would seek re- election this fall but had told friends he expected to be a candi- date. No change in the political lineup of the Senate is likely. The gover- nor of Nebraska, Robert C. Crosby, Calif, and appraisals sake in the American government. Not A Secret The story goes back to last sum- mer, when the Eisenhower admin- istration embarked on a re-exam- ination of the national situation. This new look went forward in the lurid light of the Soviet hydrogen Wednesday'af the conclusion was reached that He is survived by his wife, whom he married 55 years ago. A daughter died in infancy. Other relatives in Winona include two William and D. F. Hardt. Funeral Wednesday Funeral services will be held at the danger to the nation was now absolute, and it was therefore de- cided that the national security must have absolute priority over all other consideration. This decision was approved by the National Security Council, at a meeting early last October, and officially embodied in a policy pa- per known as NSC-162. It seemed to these reporters a positive duty to Congregational Church, the Rev. Harold Rekstad officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery where Masonic graveside services are planned. Friends may call at the Faw- cett-Abraham Chapel Tuesday aft- ernoon and the body will lie in state at the church Wednesday un- til the time of the services. Pallbearers will be Howard Kel- ly, La Crescent, and Dr. D. report this basic national decision, UT- Boardman, M. A. Laberee, J. R. (Continued on Page 9, Column 5.) Chappell, Roy Wildgrube and John ALSOPS Ambrosen. Kenneth H, Angel of Stockton; Republican and presumably will appoint a Repubbcan .successor to serve until the November elec- j tion. The Senate composition is now 46 Republicans, 48 Democrats and 1 Independent. Griswold, although active in Re- publican political life for a quarter of a century, was named to several high positions in the Democratic administration of former President Truman. At the time of his appoint- ment to head the Greek aid mission in June 1947, the White House said he had been selected because he was "a good man, forthright and an able administrator.'1 He was elected to three two- year terms as Nebraska governor in 1940, 1942 and 1944. While serv- ing bis third term, he unsuccess- fully sought the Republican nomi- nation for the U. S, Senate. He was stricken while driving home with Mrs. Griswold from a dinner at the home of Adm. and Mrs. Arthur Davis. The Griswolds returned to the Davis home, and the admiral arranged for an ambu- lance to take the senator to the Bethesda hospital. He died there about two stricken. Actress Suian Ball, who lost a leg to cancer earlier this year, and her husband, actor Dick Long, stroll down the aisle after their marriage late Sunday at the El Montecito Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara, Calif. (AP Wirephoto) Bank Bandit May Be Returned to State for Trial DES MOINES Russell Jarvis, 29, wanted by authorities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, probably will be returned to St. Paul, where he escaped from jail, to face bank robbery charges. Jarvis, who broke out of jail at Reservation. Their bodies were St. Paul with four other prisoners I brought to Bemidji Sunday. a pole as they drove home frjm Palm Sunday services at the Saron Lutheran Church near Montevideo. Hagen Sederstrom, 15, was seri- ously hurt, and Harold Anderson, 15, brother of Bruce, suffered mi- nor injuries. Harlaa Olson, driver of the car, escaped unhurt. Victims of the Saturday night tragedy, near Redby in northwest- ern Minnesota, were Elmer Brown, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown; John Prentice, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Prentice; and Walter Beaulieu, 24, and Joe McKenzie, 30, sons of Mrs. Celia Beaulieu. The four were from Redby and enrolled on the Red Lake Indian hours after being He was born Nov. 27, 1893, at Harrispn, Neb. He was a student at Nebraska Wesleyan University from 1910 to 1912 and two years later received bis degree from the University of Nebraska. In 1919 he married the former Erma Elliott of YorkviUe, 111. They iad two children. A daughter, Dorothy, is now Mrs. John H. Gayer, A son, Dwight, died of polio in 1951. March 28, was recaptured near here Saturday. U.S. Dist. Atty. Roy L. Stephen- son said Sunday there is a strong possibility Jarvis will be returned to St. Paul to stand trial on a charge of the holdup of the First National Bank of Cannon Falls, Minn., last December. Jarvis also is accused of the robbery of the Farmers Savings Bank in nearby Bondu- rant, Iowa, but the next term of federal court here is in May. Stephenson said he learned that the St. Paul Federal Court calen- dar will have an opening this week. Charges of robbery and kidnap- ing are on file against Jarvis at Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Osh- kosb, Wis. Safety Conference Invitations Mailed ST. PAUL Anderson's office today mailed out invitations and programs for the Governor's Traffic Safety Conference in Min- neapolis May 12. The Minnesota Safety Council and the state highway department have secured several nationally recognized authorities in the field of traffic safety and the entire day's program has been arranged to help curtail traffic accidents. The invitations and programs went to members of the Legisla- ture, county highway engineers I' i Car Misses Curve i The car missed a curve and slid some 20 feet on the river ice before sinking in 18 feet of water. The victim's bodies were inside and all the car doors were closed when the vehicle was hoisted to the surface several hours after the accident. J. E. P. Darrell, traffic engineer division head for the Minnesota Highway Department, said deaths resulting from accidents of this type are ordinarily consider- ed highway fatalities. Separate accidents earlier in the (Continued on Page 15, Column 6.) FATALITIES WEATHER FEDERAL. FORECAST Winona and and warmer tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight 40, high Tuesday 65. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 68; minimum, 41; noon, 50; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 58; minimum, 30; noon, 38; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 57 at noon today. Low for The and other county and municipal 132 degrees at a.m. today. officials. Principal speaker will be Frank- on Kreml, Chicago, vice chairman of the board of directors, National Safety Council. j- Other noon clear, visibility over 15 miles, wind from the south at 12 miles per hour, barometer 30.50 falling slowly, hu- midity 37 per cent. Rayburn Keeps Statehood Bill From Conference WASHINGTON objection by House Democratic leader Ray- burn of Texas today blocked Hawaii-Alaska statehood bill from going to conference with the Sen- ate, That left the Senate-approved measure in a parliamentary situa- tion where it will come to a House vote only if the rules committee gives it a special rule. There is strong sentiment in the rules committee against statehood for Alaska, so the bill may be stymied for the session, Rayburn told the House he would continue to object to sending bill to conference because "It isn't the bill that passed the House." The House passed a bill Hawaii statehood iast year. Senate amended it this year to include statehood for Alaska. Had the bill gone to conference a Senate-House committee would have attempted to reach an agree- ment. The committee's decision would then have gone automati- cally to a vote by the House it- self. Mossadegh Hunger Strike Ends Officially Iran whopping dinner of boiled chicken, rice and vegetables has officially ended Mo- hammed Mossadegh's latest hun- ger strike. His prosecutor says old man was fudging anyhow sneaking cookies, chocolates and vitamin pills on the side. Victim Dies Without Naming Assailants CHICAGO W) Pape, true to gangland tradition, died Sunday night without divulging who shot him and his brother two days earlier. Pape, 40-year-old reputed chief of a 10-million-dollar-a-year dope ring, succumbed to eight gunshot wounds in the head, back an4   

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