Winona Republican Herald, April 15, 1954

Winona Republican Herald

April 15, 1954

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Showers, Cooler Tonight, Cool, Windy Friday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO 123 Hik SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 15, ,1954 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Sh ear Roch Prince Charles, 5, leaned over the rail of the royal yacht Britan- nia to look where his three-year-old sister, Princess Anne, was point- ing before they left Portsmouth, England, Wednesday, for Tobruk, North Africa, to meet their touring parents, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. With them is nurse Helen Ljghtbody. At Tobruk, the youngsters will accompany their parents on the homeward voyage. (AP Wirephoto) Western Wisconsin Hit by Storm, Floods EAU CLAIRE, Wis. violent electrical storm which downed thousands of migrating birds and caused unestimated damage lashed western Wisconsin Wednesday night and flash floods which isolated several areas. early today, unleasing Small rivers and creeks, swollen by as much as four inches of rain in matter of hours, roared out of their banks and swept into streets TODAY and highways at Wheeler, Boyce Colfax, Glenwood City and i Spring Valley. I The Eau Galle River was up 11 i feet at Spring Valley this morning and a rise of another pose" was set forth in joint state- ._, jj, ments issued after each of those foot would have sent the muddy water storming down the village's talks. He pointed out that Thailand al- main street. A preliminary estimate ready had agreed to participate in of damage at the St. Croix County community, to sidewalks and streets alone, totaled At Colfax in Dunn County, the H-Bomb Delay Probed I At (Jollax m uunn uouncy, me Dulles said he believed tne pro- By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP j normally paced Cedar River raised io-nation alliance would head wAcwTNrrTnN Dr J Robert havoc as four inches of rain pelted Off Communist ambition to control WAitumnuw ui. down acc0mpanied by hail stones j Southeast Asia. Oppenheimer, the famous physicist ;d havg been as bi as wal., deciined to answer any ques- who headed the war-time Los Aia-1 c Dulles Returns Home to Push Defense Plan Reports Success In Talks With Britain, France SYRACUSE, N.Y. of State Dulles returned to the Bandits Slug Bank Teller, Take MINNEAPOLIS bandits, one armed with a chrome-plated pistol, slugged the head teller at the Twin City Federal Savings and Loan Assn. in the Minneapolis loop today .and fled with Charles Hawthorne, the teller, told federal authorities he entered the firm's office at 801 Marquette Ave, about a.m. and went down to the basement for a few minutes. United States today and said he1. When he came up Hawthorne was "well satisfied'" with the re-1 said two men accosted him and suits of his talks in London and! at gun point forced him to open Paris on Indochina. the cashier's cage and money box. He added that he believed the Geneva conference would advance Dulles termed the Indochina War and the general situation in Asia a "disaster." "This disaster would be com- pounded if Indochina were he said. Dulles read a'Statement to news- men on his arrival at the Syracuse Airport from Paris en route to his hideaway retreat on Duck Island in Lake Ontario. He said a more serious disaster "can be prevented if the free na- tions are unity of pur- pose depends on full understand- ing." for Alliance Dulles said the possibility of a 10-nation alliance similar to NATO, proposed for the Southeast Pacific, "has been enhanced by my The proposed alliance would aim to stem Communist expansion in Indochina and the rest of Southeast Asia. Dulles discussed the matter this week in London with British For- eign Secretary Eden and with French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault in Paris. Dulles said "our common pur- of the Philippines ags ay say has indicated willingness to participate." Dulles said he believed the pro- tions and said "I now have an- Egil Rasmussen, Eau Claire Lead- other very important er-Telegram circulation manager at I He referred to his visit to his presented with charges that he is said a of several hun-iLake Ontario retreat before going security risk, on the basis ot dred ducks still was swjra. to Washington and returning to political associations and activities. mjng fn thg streets this m0rnjng. Paris early next week_ Oppenheimer's clearance for! Residents were plucking the ex-i He left for Main Duck Island in cp tn hiaVilv iVia in i airprnft mos laboratory where the atomic bomb was made, has been officially access to" highly classified mater- ial, including "Q-clearance" for in- formation in the atomic and hydro- gen fields, has been suspended pending the outcome of hearings now in progress. The investigation of Dr. Oppen- heimer was initiated under Presi- The pair fled with all the available currency after striking dent Eisenhower's gram. security pro- hausted ducks from the water in their back yards, Rasmussen relat- ed, and taking them into their homes to dry out. Thousands of ducks, geese and swans made forced landings throughout Chippewa, Dunn and St. Croix counties during the night. At Eau Claire, many landed in the Chippewa River and Dells Pond within the city limits. to ciassuitu maieiKu ui Basements were flooded over the ity as an adviser to the Atomic j entire area from Eau Claire north- Energy Commission and the fense Department. Ever since he j Amounts of rain were much less directed the work at Los Alamos, in cither places in the state. Eau he has of course been privy to this j Claire reported 1.09 inches. Park country's most closely held nuclear j Falls had 1.38 inches. Other I amounts ranged from .44 inch at Superior-Duluth to traces at Mil-. waukee. Green Bay and La Crosse. Dr. Oppenheimer has had access to classified material in his capac- secrets. Political observers here have no doubt that Sen. Joseph R. McCar- thy had these and other facts in mind when he charged in a recent telecast that there had been an Showers continued today and added to the overnight totals. Overnight minimum tempera- "18 month deliberate delay" in tures were above normal again for making an American hydrogen the third straight day. The lowest mark was 35 at Superior-Duluth Others in Doubt Other marks ranged in the mid-40s Dr. Oppenheimer was one of a along Lake Michigan and the large number of scientists and oth-1 northern half of the state and near ers who in 1949 and 1950 expressed j 60 degrees in the south. The 62 at strong doubts about the hydrogen La Crosse was highest overnight. 1 Maximum temperatures Wednes- cunicrencc wouiu auvauuc the cause of freedom in Southeast Hawthorne over the head with the Asia. butt of the gun. Hawthorne was knocked semi-conscious. The Federal Bureau of Investiga- tion described the armed man as in his late 20s, about 6 feet and 180 pounds, red hair, ruddy com- plexion, and unshaven. One arm was either missing or hiding under a jacket. Army Explains Cohn Threat To Committee WASHINGTON Wt An Army "bill, of particulars" on its row with Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) as- serts that it was in McCarthy's presence and with his "consent" that Roy Cohn voiced "threats" to Army officials if Pvt. G. David Schine did not receive favored treatment. Sen, Symington (D-Mo) made public the Army document today which alleges in general that Mc- Carthy and some of his aides "sought by improper to get special treatment for Schine, a former McCarthy aid who was drafted last November. The Army gave the document to the Senate Investigations Subcom- mittee Wednesday as an outline of it would offer when public hearings are held on the row. These are now tentativelv sched- uled to open next Thursday. The Army assarts that Cohn "in the presence of and with the con- sent of Sen. McCarthy" warned Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens and John G. Adams, the Army's general counsel, that their cooperation or lack of it could a two-engine amphibian aircraft, piloted by Richard K. Benson Chaumont, N.Y. Accompanied by Wife Accompanies Dy wite Ar Mrs. Dulles accompanied the sec- in another development connect bomb project. DmD project. 1 md.Miuum LcmiJCitiLuica VTCUUCS- McCa'rthy is known to have been day ranged from 38 at Superior-Du- iiv.nilf1.na a pacp" flMinst Tilth tA ftfl st TT.nn CMnirp T.nnp> secretly "building a case" against Oppenheimer and other scientists since last summer. He is expected to make sensational charges against Dr. Oppenheimer, pobably in his speech scheduled deliv- ery in Texas, on April 21. The Washington hearing on the Mc- Carthy-C o h n-Schine controversy, will start one day later, on April 22 The security case involving Op- penheimer is being heard by a dis- tinguished three-man board, es- pecially recruited for the purpose. The board consists of former Sec- retary of the Army Gordon Gray, the leading New York business- man Thomas Morgain, and Ward V Evans Professor of Chemistry at Loyola' University, Chicago. The charges against Oppenheimer are not new. Most of them have at least been hinted at in the press, (Continued on Page 14, Column 3) ALSOPS 91 Cancer Cases Diagnosed at U MINNEAPOLIS five years ended Feb. 28, 1953, the University of Minnesota detection center dis- covered 91 cancers in the men and women examined, the April issue of Minnesota Medicine reports. luth to 80 at Eau Claire, Lone Rock and La Crosse. Milwaukee had a high of 76 degrees, or 24 degrees above the seasonal normal. retary. In Paris, American sources con- ceded formal negotiations for the proposed alliance probably could get under way before the Geneva conference on the Far East, sched- uled to open April 26. State Department aides in Wash- ington said "working parties" would be set up within a few days to chart specific steps toward forming the united front in the shortest possible time. Dulles was reported anxious to get talks on the Pacific pact start- ed as soon as possible to help coun- ter any expansionist ambitions the Russians and Communist Chinese might bring to Geneva. The Americans aimed for con- crete progress toward an alliance before the Geneva talks get around to Indochina, perhaps several weeks after the conference open- ing. The American secretary's agree- ment with British Foreign Secre- tary Eden and French Foreign Minister Bidault to "examine the possibility" of an NATO-type alli- ance for the Pacific produced rumblings as well as praise around the globe. Gen. John O'Daniel, left, talks with Donald Heath, U. S. am- bassador to Viet Nam, during a visit here last summer. O'Daniel arrived in Saigon, Indochina, Wednesday to take'command of the American Military Mission in Indochina, as French troops at Dien Bien Phu continued to fight off the Communist rebels trying to infiltrate the city during the night. (UP Telephoto) tee's investigations of Reds in the in a statement issued in New York last night he will testify for Oppenheimer. Gordon Dean, who succeeded Lilienthal and served until last summer, said he had been asked what he will say, his acceptance of an invitation by the defense pre- sumably means his testimony will be favorable to Oppenheimer. Another prospective witness is Dr. Vannevar Bush, wartime head of the office of Scientific Research Flamet Shot 250 Feet skyward from the Sta- Vis Oil Co. plant in St. Paul late Wednesday. Fire- men fought the blaze, which completely destroyed the plant, in a wind and rain storm. Damage was estimated at (UP Telephoto) on a siding next to the plant, Flames were so intense, switch engines could not be moved in to ed to the row, it was disclosed that the Army has dropped Frederick G. Fisher as one of the special lawyers picked to present its case at the Senate hearing. The reason was Fisher's former membership in the National Lawyers Guild. j. N. Welch, chief of the battery of lawyers retained by the Army for the public airing of the dispute, confirmed the the rea- son for as witnesses were called for secret questioning to lay groundwork for the planned open hearings. Lilienthal, Dean To Testify for Oppenheimer By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON two for- mer chairmen of the Atomic Energy Commission plan to testify into service to cover the crty in at the security hearing for pioneer case other fin scientist J Robert Oppen- showered over a three-clock area ___._ !both of them appaTently but set no other fires due to vlgi- i..-. lance of the fighters. DavidE Lilienthal, who headed George J. president o the commission from the time it Sta-Vis said loss wa.s formed in 1946 until 1950, said was covered by insurance. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST suiimici, uc UQU u-v... Winona and Vicinity Mostly to testify by Oppenheimer's attor- cloudy and cooler tonight. Oc- ney. While he would not discuss casional showers, ending early this evening. Friday generally fair, 'indy and cooler. Low tonight 45, Fire Razes St. Paul Oil Firm Plant ST. PAUL fed by exploding lubricants destroyed the plant of the Sta-Vis Oil Co here Wednesday night with the unoffi- cial estimate of loss set at Tongues of flame 200 feet high drew thousands of spectators, many in night attire, virtually tying up traffic at the south edge of the loop. Heat was so intense firemen had to shield themselves behind their trucks to direct hose lines at the i here and put them under oath, blaze Exploding oil drums added he said in an interview, to the fury of the fire as it spread through the four-story brick build- ing which covers a quarter square block at 202 Eagle. All personnel were evacuated from the nearby Ramsey County Ike May Open U.S. Files in FHA Quiz By ROWLAND EVANS JR. WASHINGTON Eisenhower was reported ready today to order government tax files opened up for the Senate Bank- ing Committee's probe of multimillion-dollar bousing scandals. Some committee members, nonetheless felt strongly tie inquiry would at least slow up Eisenhower's housing per- haps kill it altogether for this ses- sion of Congress. Sen. Capehart Banking Committee chairman, said he talked to the White House and ex- pected to receive shortly a list of at least 251 firms or individuals "who were beneficiaries of big windfalls" aggregating 100 million dollars. "We'll get the worst ones up Morgue and a substation of the Northern States Power Co. Firemen also fought successfully to keep flames from spreading to huge storage tanks at the rear of the plant which processes linseed oil as well as petroleum lubricants. As recurring blasts tore out i planned to start final work on a walls of the structure, bricks housing bill next Tuesday. But rained onto freight cars parked what senators called "shocking ex- To Meet Brownell He also said he would "probab- ly" confer with Atty. Gen. Brown- ell, at Brqwnells' request, on pos- sible indictments which might come out of parallel probes by the administration itself, the Bank- ing Committee and the Senate House Committee on Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expendi- tures, headed by Sen. Byrd (D- The Banking Committee had posures" indicated close scrutiny of both old and new sections in the House-passed bill and grave doubts whether the job could be finished in time for action during this Congress, One senator said the committee the Industrial Steel Container Co., across the Milwaukee Road Short Line tracks. The container firm, owned by Sta-Vis, manufactures for the lubricant steel drums company. All off-duty firemen were called and reserve equipment -was put UI LUC U111UC L3U1C11L1A1U lbcacalv.ll i and Development An aide said noon, 70; precipitation .16; sun sets Bush expects to testify. tonight at sun rises tomor- The hearings for Oppenheimer, suspended from access to govern- ment secrets by order of President Eisenhower, are going on in a sec- ret room somewhere in Washing- ton. The procedure is guided by strict rules formalized by the AEC SuiCl. rules uy LUC in September 1950 in an effort to feet, overcast at feet, wind provide maximum protection for from the southwest at 13 miles per the rights of individuals and for hour, barometer at 29.43 falling the government's interests. slowly, humidity 68 per cent. remove the cars. At one point, firemen were assigned to pour water on hose- lines near the burning building ---------....._ ___ _ because the fabric was scorching.! was "in no mood to write up a Power lines were snapped over housing bill." the area by the tumbling walls. Byrd told the Senate yesterday Also periled by the flames was j the housing program had been 'marred by extravagance and ir- responsibility "if not actual fraud and graft." He said "criminal prosecution may result" if evi- dence shows government officials acted deliberately in such cases. Sen. Williams (R-Del) said on the Senate floor that indictments were "pending in the federal courts. Hearing Monday Capehart's committee was re- ported preparing an announcement that it would start public hearings next Monday. Since the charges of widespread scandal were first aired, two top FHA officials have left their jobs. The first to go was Guy T. O. HoUyday, named last year by Ei- senhower to head the FHA. Last night Norman P. Mason, acting FHA boss, announced he had ac- cepted a request for retirement from J been with the agency since 1937. Capehart said his committee would start an immediate study of the 251 cases as soon as they are received and would eventually sift through a total apartment projects built under one section of the housing act. Most of the 251, he_ said, involve operators who reaped inflated prof- its out of the rental housing pro- gram of the post-World War II period. These profits, which Cape- hart estimated might total a half billion dollars, came from FHA- insured loans far greater than the actual cost of building an apart- ment house. high Friday 56, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, minimum, 65; Walter" F. Greene, deputy commissioner. Greene had row at AIRPORT WEATHER (No Central Observations) Max. temp. 83 at p. m. Wed- nesday. Low 62 degrees at a. m. today. Noon 69, broken layer of clods at Rebels Capture Part of Airstrip At Dien Bien Phu By LARRY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina (Si The French High Command announced tonight that Communist-led Viet- minh troops succeeded in entrench- ing themselves in the northern part of the main airstrip of the fortress of Dien Bien Phu, only feet from the heart of the bastion. The earlier announcement said the rebels had been driven off aft- er blowing up the northern end of the airstrip in a night attack. The Communist-led attackers got within 100 yards of the French de- fenders in the hard-pressed north- west corner of the fortress where the airstrip lies. With Bangalore explosives on the end of bamboo man- aged to rip up a big hunk of the aifstrip's steel matting, In Tokyo, the U. S. Air Force announced the temporary transfer of a squadron of American -C119 Flying Boxcars to the Philippines for airlifting supplies to Indochina. The Air Force said the squadron personnel would not normally travel the Indochina run, but would serve in maintenance, supply and administrative capacities. The rebels have poured tons of artillery shells onto the Dien Bien Phu airstrip and put up a curtain of antiaircraft fire to keep planes from landing with supplies or evac- uating the wounded. Thus far, the French have continued to repair the field each time it is hit in the hope of eventually being able to get planes in. The French did not reveal either their own or the enemy's losses in driving off the infiltrating Viet- minh from the airfield Wednesday night. The high command said the Vit- minh still was putting heavy pres- sure against positions in the north- western corner. They have dug trenches close to the barbed wire barricades and have sown anti- personnel mines through the area to hamper French counterattacks. Upper Great Lakes Navigation Opens SAULT ST. MARIE, Mich. Four freighters go through the Soo locks into Lake Superior today, Pine Islander Wounded, Youth Flees With Car Shot Fired Without Warning Near Oronoco ROCHESTER, Minn. MV-A 23- year-old rural Pine Island man, en route home after a date early today, was shot in the arm and chest, slugged and then robbed of his car and billfold by a young man he slopped to pick up during a heavy rain storm. Darrell Hall, the wounded man, was reported in satisfactory con- dition at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. A bullet, believed to be .22 caliber, penetrated Hall's right arm and lodged in his chest. Hall told Olmsted County author- ities his assailant, young and handsome, fired a pistol as he opened the right car door, then came around to the driver's side, yanked open the door him with the gun butt as he de- manded Hall's billfold. Taken to Hospital Hall said he threw his billfold at the gunman's face and then ran to the nearby home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sample, who took him to the Rochester hospital. Hall said ha was nearly out of gasoline and stopped at a com- bination filling station and tavern about 12 miles north of Rochester and west of Oronoco on Highway 52 about 2 a.m. as he returned home from Rochester where he visited a girl friend. Finding the place closed, Hall drove out onto the highway where he saw a youth he at first thought 'was a neighbor, and stopped to pick him up. Gives Up Billfold Hall said the youth ordered "Gimme your billfold and get down on the ground" as he opened the driver's door after the shooting. Hall said he couldn't remember whether he fell or was dragged out of the car. Hall had a bump on his head from the pistol butt blow. Hall described his assailant in the early or middle 20's, about 6 feet and without either a hat or coat. Sheriff Gerald E. Cunningham of Olmsted County said he unable to determine m which di- rection the gunman fled. Hall's car, a black 1946 Ford tudor sedan, bore Minnesota license plates 220- 662. Hall is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Hall, RFD Pine Island. Thye Proposes 85% Parity on Dairy Products WASHINGTON UB Sen. Thye (R-Minn) has proposed legislation to establish a support level of 85 per cent of parity on dairy prod- ucts for the year ending next March 31 and to limit any future drop to no more than 5 per cent in any year. He offered his proposal Wednes- day on behalf of himself and Sen. Ives (R-NY) as an amendment to the wool bill which probably will come up in the Senate next week. Secretary of Agriculture Benson on April 1 cut the dairy support level from 90 to 75 per cent of parity. Thye told the Senate that Benson announced that he was following the law and that he had no al- ternative but to make the sharp cut. "If that be Thye said, "then it is squarely up to this Congress to modify the law..." Thye said the 75 per cent level will cost dairy farmers of the nation 600 million dollars a year and that Minnesota farmers alone will lose 45 million. The extra cost to the govern- ment in supporting dairy products at 90 per cent of parity is estimated to be 40 million dollars a year, he said. Two Men Fined Each Over Free Pin ball Plays WAUKESHA, Wis. pinball machine which paid off with free plays, and therefore was classed as an illegal "game of re- sulted Wednesday in two men be- ing fined each.- Jerome Tess, 42, Muskego, who operates a Muskego tavern, was arrested Tuesday by State Bever- age Tax Division agents for hav- ing it on the premises. Edwin Puzia, 37, Milwaukee, was arrest- iu the upper Great Lakes, JOCK5 1I1LU J-jaite ouycuui.. tuuaj, opening the 1954 navigation season ed for setting rt up. Both pleaded guilty. ;

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