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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Showers or Local Thunderstorms Tonight or Wednesday Mayor's Program For Winona Page 3 Tonight NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 127 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY APRIL 20, 1954 TWENTY-TWO PACK ecision on Men f Syv erson Kename d School Board Head For Fourth Term First Ward Director Carro! Syverson Monday night was elected to his fourth consecutive 1-year terra as president of the Board of Education. Syverson, who has served as president continually since his election to the board in the spring of 1951, defeated Dr. Philip vR. Heise by a 5-3 vote in the balloting for the presidency. Subsequently Housing Chief Faces Questions On FHA Probe Income Tax Files Opened to Banking Committee WASHINGTON govern ment's housing chief and the head of the Internal Revenue Service were summoned to Capitol Hill to Dr. Heise was re-elected vice president. Also re-elected to their present'day as a congressional investiga posts at the annual reorganization tion of the multimillion-dollar hous meeting of the board were scandal went ahead on two and Business Manager Oscar S. Ifronts- Glover and Superintendent of! Albert M. Cole, housing and Buildings and Grounds John finance administrator, faced mons, both at salaries of a year. Glover presided at the opening of the annual meeting and after he had requested nominations for the presidency Second' Ward Di- rector nominated .Syverson for re- election. He prefaced his nomina- tion with a statement commending the board president for his lead- ership during the past year. Director-at-Large Clarence P. Hartner then moved that nomina- tions be closed and a unanimous ballot be cast for Syverson. The motion was lost for want of a second, however, and a few moments later Second Warder rigorous Banking questioning by Senate Committee members on various phases of the situation, in vith the Eisenhower administra- tion to keep Indochina out of Com- munist hands. Dulles said yesterday after a inference with President Eisen- ower at Augusta, Ga., that it is unlikely" any American troops vill be sent to the Southeast Asia attleground. But he declined to nswer an "if" question: Would he avor sending U. S. troops as a apparentl I has been going on right up to re 1 cently. Mrs. Anna Schuster, 53, panicked by a fire that started in her apartment Monday, dangled on a window sill four stories above a Bronx, H. Y., street. Neighbors watch- the tense drama in this exclusive New York Daily News picture taken by amateur Rich- ard Fejes. Firemen tried to persuade Mrs. Schuster to accom- pany them down the stairs but she 'refused to leave her window perch. They finally brought her down a ladder to safety. (AP Wirephoto) Two Gas Company Men Asphyxiated At Albert Lea ALBERT LEA, Minn. W Two maintenance men for Interstate Gas Co. were asphyxiated late Monday while working on a high pressure gas line at Hawthorne School on the city's northern out- skirts. bodies of Laverne Heegard and Harlan Tuchtenhagen, both in the early 30s and of Albert Lea, were found in the manhole where they had been working. A search was started after they failed to report to their office at the end of the day Bidney Bergie, supervisor for the company, said the men had come into .the office about 4 p.m. to get supplies. When they failed his post as third secretary andllast resort if the French should MVC (secret police) chief at thejPull out of Indochina? Soviet Embassy in Canberra. I Cooper, a former delegate to the Russians Aroused i United Nations- said an mter' The riotous episodes surrounding! hofesuno troops B' have to be used in the fight Mrs. Petrov's flight promised ser- ious diplomatic tween Australia repercussions be- and the Kremlin. Soviet Ambassador Nicolai Gener- alov immediately lodged a formal protest at the Australian Foreign Ministry, charging "armed assault against diplomatic couriers and detention of a Soviet to wit: Mrs. Petrov." It was revealed at Canberra that Mrs. Petrov was a cipher clerk j in the Soviet Embassy, handling! the secret coded messages to and from the Kremlin. If she decides! to follow her husband in revealc i ing what she knows about the in- ner workings of that embassy, she may be as important as he in help- ing to track down Soviet espion- against Communist-led forces in Indochina. In any event, he add- ed, he believes that any decision on troop use need not be made immediately. Instead, he said, the United States should press the French to permit American training of na- tive troops to fight against the proposal which the French previously have received i Policy Chairman Saltonstall (R-Mass) of the Senate Armed Services Committee told the Senate yester- day he had been told there was "no change" in the policy against Darwin claimed) the action against the couriers vio- lated their diplomatic immunity. But legal experts pointed out Au-j stralian air travel laws forbid pas-1 sengers to carry firearms aboard a plane. The government announced it was throwing the samu cloak of to report back, Bergie called the secrecy over Mrs. Petrov as it had fire department and rushed to the I over her husband, and there would school area? jbe no interviews with newsmen. Bergie and Joe Spark, the fire Following suspicions that Mrs. chief, donned masks to enter the Petrov might not be a willing re- He said he had been Timrston B. Morton, assistant secretary of state. The, troop-use question was brought to the fore by the state- ment of Vice President Nixon last Friday that American troops might have to be used as a last resort if the French should a possibility he termed unlikely. Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) coupled this with statements he said Nixon had made at a private social affair and said the vice Christensen nominated Theurer, and 4th Ward Aid. Joseph Karsina seconded the nomination. For Holden's nomination, Aid. Christ- ensen and 2nd Ward Aid. Henry Parks teamed up. Presiding at this reorganization session of the Council at City Hall was Mayor Lpyde'E. Pfeiffer, in accordance with established prac- tice, Statement Applauded After he had asked City Record- er Roy G. Wildgrube to call the roll of aldermen, all being pres- ent, the mayor spoke a brief prayer, calling for divine help in the consideration of municipal problems, and then read a 17-min- ute statement which drew applause rare sound in Council cham- bers. The mayor was next named tem- porary chairman for the election of the president, and on Theurer's election he assumed the chair. Botfe he and Vice President Holden were greeted with applause. About 25 men were present as an audience at the meeting, all of them, it appeared, having come on official business of one sort or an- other. However, an attorney, Lauris Petersen, appearing in a zoning matter, later told the alder- men that he was "happy" that business had brought him there for the reorganization session. Before proceeding to routine business, the Council accomplished certain other annual functions. Al city officers were renamed, only one "no" vote being recorded. For the third consecutive year. 1st Ward Aid. R. K. Ellings expressed his opposition to the reappointment of City Assessor H. M. Scherer. Officers renamed: Recorder, Roy G. Wildgrube; at- torney, Harold S. Streater; engi- neer, W. 0. Cribbs; assessor, H. M. Schersr; street commis- missioner, Thomas J. Gile: poor commissioner, M r s. Katherine Lambert; bandmaster, Harold Ed- strom; dairy inspector, Dr. George Failing; City Hall janitor, An- drew Ambuhl, and assistant jani- tor, R. W. Bolderman. On recommendation of the board of health, Willard Swanson and! Carl Bargesbeimer were renamed sanitary inspectors in the health] department. The Republican-Herald was des- gnated as the official newspaper, and Arnold Haake was reappoint- ed to a 3-year term on the Board! of Health. This board has not hadi a meeting for years. Other mem-i bers are Dr. R. H. Wilson and i Holden. j Committees Renamed President Tbeurer renamed all standing committees. They are: (first man chairman) Finance 3rd Ward Aid. Eow- William P. Theurw ard Baumann, 1st Ward Aid. R..K. Ellings, Ald.-at-Large Gordon Your City Council, Board of Education Meeting Reports William P. Theurer re- elected City Council presi- dent. Page 1. Mayor Loyde E. Pfeiffer pre- sents program. Page 3 Cost of new downtown white way may be lower than esti- mated cost of Page 3. Lake Winona outlet cleaning project will be resumed this summer. Page 3. City codifies parking ordi- nances. Page 3. Neighbors object to truck terminal on Wilsie street. Page 16. New milk ordinance adopted. Page 15. City Council safety commit- tee makes report' on railroad crossings. Page 15. Carrol Syverson renamed Board of Education president Page I. School board to consider janitor pay scale. Page 3. Americans Fly Supplies Into Dien Bien Phu HANOI, thousands Indochina ffl of valiant defenders of tmci, uumieu judans iu eiiier uie j rcuvr uugui uui. uc a wiiuug wao "whnnninf if nn for hole. But within minutes, Bergie turnee to her homeland, Menzies j whoopmg it up for was overcome and had to be pulled set into motion the machinery to :o safety. The chief and another make sure she would have a fireman fashioned lifts to bring out chance to say whether she wanted I to go on or stay. Ready for Arrival As she was hustled aboard the Seegard and Tuchtenhagen. Artificial respiration was tried unsuccessfully. The men were de- termined dead by Dr. L. E. Steiner, deputy Freeborn County coroner. Bergie said the two workers hac >een installing an insulator coup- ing in the line when they were Dvercorne. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy vith occasional showers or local hunderstorms tonight or (Jay morning. No important change temperature. Low tonight 46, high Wednesday 60. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 65; minimum, 47; oon, 65; precipitation, none; sun ets torBght at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 62 at noon. Low, 48 t a.m. Other noon lin, scattered layer of clouds at feet, visibility over 15 miles, ind from east at 17 miles per barometer 30.24, steady, hu- idity 41 per cent. plane at Sydney, Menzies ordered Reginald Leydin, northern terri tory government secretary at Bar win, to be ready for her arriva! and to ask her-whether she want- ed to go on or stay. When the plane touched down here, security agents and a dozen poliqe swarmed aboard. As. Ley- din approached to talk to Mrs. Petrov, the two having used strong-arm methods during the trip to keep other pas- sengers and crew from talking to in. One of the Russians thrust his hand in his pocket. A nearby po- liceman grabbed his wrist and dis- covered the loaded pistol in the pocket. The other courier carried a similar weapon in a shoulder holster. While Mrs. Petrov, weeping fre- quently, was holding highly emo- tional talks for 45 minutes with Leydin at the Darwin airport, Rus- sian embassy Second Secretary, F. V. Kislitsin protested bitterly. The police neither restrained the diplomat nor searched him. Mrs, Petrov .informed Leydin she wished to stay in Australia after talking with her husband. 85% of State Gross Incomes Under ST. PAUL Nearly 85 per cent of all Minnesota individuals filing income tax returns for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952 reported a gross income of less than G. Howard Spaeth, state com- missioner of taxation made public the analysis of returns. "A total of Minnesota individual income tax returns of all kinds, on which a tax was paid, was filed during Spaeth said. The commissioner said that a total tax liability of was reported on these returns. The average gross income for all individuals filing returns amounted to and the aver- age deduction taken for federal tax purposes was while the average state normal income tax payment was S42.42. In addition She average individual paid in adjusted compensation (bonus) tax. In the same fiscal period, corporations filed income tax re- turns with a total corporation in- come tax liability of Weishorn, 2nd Ward Aid. Henry Dien Bien by encir- Parks and 4th Ward Aid, Daniel I cling hosts of Communist-led Viet- Bambenek; i minh troops fresh Streets 4th Ward Aid, strength from the skies today. Joseph Karsina, Baumann and El-j American-supplied Dakotas and lings; I Flying Boxcars, piloted by Ameri- Sanitary and can civilian flyers, swooped low en, 2nd Ward Aid. William S. L. j through curtains of fire from rebel Christensen, Bambenek and Weis-, artillery and antiaircraft batteries horn; jto parachute tons more ammuni- Airport tion, food and war material of all Weishorn and Christensen; into the long besieged Purchasing Hold- French Union bastion, en, Bambenek and Weishorn; Safety Karsina, Parks and Ellings; License Ellings, Kar- sina, and Baumann; Health and welfare Holden, Parks and Karsina; Ordinance Bambenek, Parks, Christensen and Holden; Zoning Holden, Bambenek and Baumann; Despite cloudy, rain-laden which forced war planes to curtail radically their assaults on rebel positions, fighters firing and heavy machine guns tried to knock out the Vietminh's antiair- craft guns. They gave cover to the low-fly- ing transports dropping more sup- plies for the garrison, battered by City Weishorn and j two all-out rebel assaults since Christensen; i March 13 and constant local Viet- minh attacks in' the intervening weeks. Constantly pressing in on the Y- shaped French chain of defense, the legions of Communist Ho Chi- minh by today had ringed the shrunken fortifications with trenches and dugouts yards or less from the fortress' main barriers. The rebels over the weekend captured two more French out- posts on the northern arms of the "Y" to further ring in the gar- rison. The French Union defenders fought back with renewed fury in their never-ending effort to deny the Vietminh a major victory be- AFB, Ariz., crashed and burned in I fore, the big powers meet next Band Karsina, Holden and Baumann; Lighting Ellings, Parks, Bau- mann and Karsina; Crooked Slough development and flood control and Bambenek Public scales Holden and Weishorn. 7 Killed in Crash Of Flying Boxcar BURBANK, Calif. W- An Air Force Flying Boxcar, believed to be one with seven persons aboard missing on a flight from Williams the Granada Hills today. were no survivors. There j Monday I Asia. to talk about peace in 1   

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