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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Continued Cold Tonight And Tuesday River Stage Noon Today 14.72, Sunday 15.25 NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. T44 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 10, 1954 IIGHTEEN PAGES A Vancouver Police constable, Cliff Cooper, and his horse, Trouper, prepared for a hasty retreat Sunday as they were attacked in the rear by an enraged Canada goose. Constable Cooper and Trouper were peacefully patrolling Vancouver's Stanley Park when they came upon momma goose tending her nest on a stump. Right away poppa goose went on the attack and succeeded in repulsing the intruders of his privacy. (AP Wirephoto) New Red Invasion Seen in Indochina By JOHN RODERICK SAIGON, Indochina seven-year Indochina war was back in the fearful waiting phase again today after the fall of Dien Bien Phu. In the kingdom of Laos, south of the fallen fortress, there was un- easy speculation that a new invasion toward the Laotian royal capital of Luang Prabang might be high on the war plans of the Communist- TODAY led Vietminh. A French high command spokes- man in Hanoi said he doubted the rebels would mount another gen- eral offensive in northern Indo- china before the seasonal monsoon rains hit their peak at the end of June. The Vietminh kept up their daily West Has Plan to Save Fort By JOSEPH and STEWART AL.SOP WASHINGTON month ago, the American Air Force and Navy i joined in offering a plan that would I clude one general, the French Army Delays Decision on Trimming Quiz Propose to Limit Testimony to Stevens, McCarthy BULLETIN WASHINGTON cloitd meeting of the Senate Investi- gations Subcommittee to con- sider proposals for cutting short public heatings on the McCarthy-Pentagon row broke up .this afternoon without any final decision. new move was launched today to trim down the McCarthy-Army hearings to public testimony by Secretary of the Array Stevens and Sen. Mc- Carthy, but a decision was deferred when Army counsel objected. Joseph N. Welch, counsel for the Army, contended the proposal would "do violence to justice and equity." Welch asked that the Senate In- vestigations Subcommittee public- ly hear Roy M. Conn and Francis P. Carr of McCarthy's staff, and John Adams, counselor to the Army, in addition to Stevens and McCarthy. Sen, McCarthy accepted, with some reservations, the short-cut proposed by Sen. Dirksen Dirksen's proposal, made when the subcommittee convened for its 13th day of hearings, was this: 1. Limit public testimony to Stevens and McCarthy. 2. Hear any further witnesses, if it was decided it was necessary to hear others, in closed session but give news reporters a copy of their testimony. Dirksen advanced this a.s a for- mal motion but did not press for a vote when objections came from the Army counsel and from the Democratic side of the subcommit- tee line-up. However, Dirksen said he would raise the matter again at a closed Reds Reject French In do Armistice Terms North Central Asks to Continue St. Cloud Route ST. PAUL W) The Civil Aero- nautics Board today has under con- sideration a request that it grant North Central Airlines authority to continue scheduled service on a route including St. Cloud, Brainerd, Bemidji, Alexandria, Fergus Falls and Thief River Falls, A memorandum prepared by L. L. Schroeder, .state commissioner of aeronautics, and the attorney general's office said Saturday that experimental service to the cities has been "adequate to demonstrate that there is a strong traffic po- tential, and a need for service but that the period has not been long enough to permit, the traffic po tential to be developed nor has th service rendered ir. the past bee of a quality to meet the needs o the area." The memorandum requested tha minimum .service to be contemplat ed should be two round trips daily In another memorandum by the state, the CAB was asked to au Jiorize North Central to provid.. schedule air service to Internation al Falls on a year-around basis .nstead of only for the months o: June through September. Military Aid to French In Indochina to Continue meeting subcommittee of the small attacks on French commu- scheduled for p.m. nications and scattered French! Jt aPPeared doubtful that Dirk- sen's proposal would be adopted if pressed to a formal vote. Union defense posts in the Red River delta centered oa Hanoi. (A Radio Vietminh broadcast, heard in Hong Kong today, said the captives taken in the defeat of Dien Bien Phu last Friday "in- Bien Phu. Aircraft carriers were already standing by in the Gulf of Tonkin, within easy flying range. Planes from naval carriers and longer range planes from the American Air Force bases on Okinawa werej to join in dropping hardly more than a hatful of tactical atomic bombs on Dien Bien Phu's Com- This was an apparent reference to Brig, Gen. Christian de Castries, though the broadcast did not use his name. Previous rebel broad- casts had claimed only the capture of the fort's "French without identifying him either by munist beseigers. rank or name. Others Seized (The broadcast added that other officers, ranking from colo- nel to warrant officer, also had been seized, along with At that time, the area held by no mention Gen. de Castries and his heroic defending force was large enough so that the danger to our friends would have been slight. A hatful of atomic bombs would have destroy- ed the Communist artillery the key to the battle and would have French Union troops. There was decimated forces. the Vielminh ground The odds would thus have been changed overnight, from four to one against de Castries to even or better in de Castries' favor. When this plan for saving the now-lost fortress was offered, it is highly probable that it would have worked. The enemy forces were closely concentrated along the per- iphery of the Dien Bien Phu for- Genevieve de Galard Chairman Mundt (R-Sd) said if the Army insists on hearing all the scheduled witnesses, he would go along with the Army. He said he has no disposition to "superimpose" on one of the par- ties in the bristling dispute a course which either party finds objectionable. In view of Mundt's stand, and with Democrats opposed, it appear- ed improbable Dirksen's proposal could carry. The subcommittee is composed of four Republicans and three Democrats. The main argument advanced by Dirksen was that the issues would be pretty well covered in testimony from Stevens and McCarthy. Sen, McClellan (D-Ark) asked Chairman Mundt to find out how felt nur'se who was the only woman in the fortress. people's army has cap- tured all military officers and sol- he would favor action to .shorten the hearings so his regular investigating subcom- mittee could resume its task of d, 4 iv_3 UJ_ lers in he Dien Bien Phu hunting out Communists which the rebe radio said. It said 21 McCarthy said "are known to be French Union companies had been m defense plants and the govern- annihilated in the battle for the 6 French planes ranging over northwest Indochina yester- day spotted scattered groups of rebel soldiers lining up bands of the captives for. the long march over the jungled mountains to con- centration camps in the North. The day before the French fliers tress. They were not deeply duglhad a long column of men, into the protecting earth Thev ipresumably marching <Un TrnTlA.. iU were, in fact, sitting ducks for the new weapons, while the friendly forces were not yet in danger. Plan Discussed When the plan was offered, how- ever, there were formidable objec- tions. The army must, for obvi- ous professional reasons, take a different view from the other serv- ices of the effect of atomic weap- ons on ground troops. The ar- my, in the person of Gen. Matthew Ridgway, argued that the plan might not succeed. This difference among the Joint Chiefs of Staff was-trifling, com- pared to the differences among the American civilian leadership. A month ago, the U. S. government was just wakinc from its long dream about measures to save Dien Bien Phu of sluggish complacency north from the valley site of the valiant last stand. French authorities held hope those captured at Dien Bien Phu might be exchanged. As a prece- dent, they cited the swap of wounded the Vietminh allowed aft- menl. But the senator said be would oppose the Dirksen proposal unless it provided that the subcommittee (1) work on the McCarthy-Army investigation every day until the inquiry is ended or (2) the sub- committee be allowed to take up again its investigation of Commi nism, on days when the subcom mittee was not meeting on th McCarthy-Army investigation. De Gaulle Goes Alone to Honor Unknown Soldier PARIS, UPi-Gen. Charles de Gaulle's pilgrimage "alone" to the tomb of France's Unknown Soldier touched off a fight yesterday be- tween police and Gaullist support- ers. A number of civilians and 11 police were injured. De Gaulle boycotted the official observance of V-E Day Saturday to dramatize his opposition to the European army treaty. Instead, he said, he would go alone vesterday to the tomb at the "Arch of Triumph. Some spectators gathered in the plaza around the arch. Al- most as many police were ordered out to forestall demonstrations authorities feared might grow out of public feeling aroused by the fall of Dien Bien Phu, in Indo- china. De Gaulle's visit to the tomb went off without incident. Only moderate cheering greeted the tall Arms, Other Supplies Will Move From U.S. By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON The fall of Dien Bien Phu will leave un- changed the American program of military assistance to the French Union and Associated States in In- dochina, a Pentagon spokesman said today. The sea and air shipment of equipment and supplies and the assistance of aircraft technicians' to keep flying the planes turned; over to the free forces in Indo-l china by the United States will continue, the spokesman said. I There was no disposition to mini-1 mize the effect if the fall of the' fortress should prove a forerunner to the loss of all Indochina. The latter, Adm. Arthur W, Radford chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said recently, could be prelude to the loss of all Southeast Asia." The gap in the free world's de- fense perimeter then would extend from the Chinese Nationalist ref- uge on Formosa far to the west- ward near Pakistan. Although some individual states in Southeast Asia might continue to lean to- ward the West, they would be sur- roundsd by other states either nervously neutral or definitely un- der Red control. Whether there is continued fight- ng in Indochina or a truce, as is now proposed by the French, the "nited States intends to maintain ts air and sea strength in the gen- eral Far East area ready to deal with any violation of the truce n Korea or to be used to imple- ment international policy decisions elsewhere. Although Army strength is being 'educed by at least two divisions n Korea, the White House and 'entagon have stated that over-all trength in planes and ships and mobile ground forces will be kept !p. Deployed in the Far East Corea, Japan, Okinawa and the lippines are about 20 wings of the Air Force. These currently include three medium bomb out- fits, now equipped with piston-en- gined B29s but which, under a unit rotation plan announced over the Mr. And Mrs. Jerry Chiebeck of Minneapolis hover anxiously over their son Larry Frank, 5, who was hit by a car late Sunday. Larry was hit as he ran out from between parked cars. The lad was not seriously injured. (UP Wirephoto) driven to and from the arch. placed by B47 jet bombers. Also The under subcommittee is operatin a rule which calls for a other work to be suspended unti the present hearings are con eluded. This has kept McCarthy from pursuing hearings on his hunt fo er the rebel seizure in 1950 of I Communists in the government. Caobang, near the Chinese fron- j McCarthy said he did not merel., tier. i want to shift the inquiry behind Heavy Red Losses closed doors, where the committee The French spokesman claimed would jneet only once or twice a that the Vietminh's "battle corps is broken." He referred to heavy losses in the 56 days of fighting which followed the first massive rebel assault on the besieged for- tress. Over-all Vietminh losses in the great infantry charges, intervening days of skirmishing and constant Indochina. Such drastic I air- and artiller-v attaek have been u estimated as high as Gen, Henri Navarre, French Union corn- were unattractive to almost every- (Continued on Page 13, Column 6.) ALSOPS Handcuffed Training School Fugitives Escape in Loop MINNEAPOLIS L-P) boys handcuffed together escaped from Red Wing Correctional School authorities shortly before noon to- day and disappeared into the loop area. The boys, 16 and 17. had caped from Red Wing Sunday night mander in Indochina, put the fig- ure at about however. The Frenoh have given no indi- cation of their own losses at Dien Bien Phu. except to say from time week. He said that might drag ou the inquiry instead of shorten it. At one point McCarthy said he had "disturbing reports" of Com munist infiltration of Army intel ligence, which he wanted to inves- tigate. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Gen- erally fair and continued cold to- night and Tuesday. Local light frost tonight. Low tonight 34, high Tuesday 58. to time they had been heavy in LOCAL WEATHER some particular action. j Official observations for the 24 Lying athwart a major route hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: to Laos. Dien Bien Phu had been a big deterrent to another Viet- minh march on that interior Indo- china kingdom. Military sources at Vietiane, the kingdom's administrative capital, feared the rebel commander, Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, might move on them again. Only a few battalions of French ,-------y Min- Laos to bar another rebel march neapolis police and held until to- on Luang Prabang. The Vietminh R-, _ have invaded the kingdom three Red WJig authorities left police times already, twice from the as and once from the southeast, they were about to enter a tne boys darted away. car, but always have withdrawn with- 1 out forcing a military decision Maximum, 49; minimum, 35; precipitation, .08. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 56; minimum, 40; noon, 56; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Max. temp. 58 at noon. Low 45 degrees at a. m. today. Noon readings overcast at feet with breaks, visibility over 15 miles, wind from the west north- west at 17-miles-per-hour, baro- meter at 30.10 falling slowly, hu- midity '49 per cent. the police barrier and the fights ensued. There seemed to be no ordered direction of the crowd, which finally was dispersed. Diogenes Can Quit, Whole Town's Honest DULUTH Pere, 63, is convinced Duluth is a city of honest people. Pere fell to the sidewalk Satur- day night and for a time lay un- conscious. Passersby found him and called an ambulance. Hospital attendants found more eight fighter wings, two light bomb wings, a tactical reconnaissance wing and half a dozen troop car- rier wings. The Navy likewise has an- than in Pere's pockets. i bardment. nounced that the strength of the 7th Fleet is being kept at approxP mately the level of Korean War days. Normally the 7th Fleet in- cludes about two Essex class car- riers, two or three cruisers, a number of destroyers, some sub- marines and various amphibiou and command craft for landin operations. There have been n battleships in the 7th Fleet sine the end of Korean hostilities an the need for heavy shore bom William F. Tompkini, federal district attorney for New Jersey, and his wife, Jane, read a their Maplewood, N. J., home today telling of his appointment to head the Justice Department's new anti-treason division. The new division will be charged with broadening the administration's crackdown on spies and traitors. (UP Wirephoto) Reports of Plot Against Ike Bared By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON Eisenhower didn't know it, but .Secret Service agents spent a busy weekend investigating a reported threat to assassinate him. Secret Service chief U. E. Baughman says of the report now that he is "sati-fied there was nothing to it." But he reached that con- clusion only after his men had worked long hours checking every Mi I aiThe reporf Baughman got was HlQlltS Reported Over Scandinavia OSLO, Norway countries have reported more mys- tery flights over their territory by, foreign aircraft. One such plane) that there would be an attempt on Eisenhower's life yesterday after- noon at Fredericksburg, Va., where the chief executive drove to place a wreath at the grave of Mary Ball Washington, mother of the nation's first president. Fred- ericksburg is about 45 miles south of Washington, The Mother's Day ceremony, witnessed by several thousand people standing in the rain, went off without incident. And it wasn't until after the President and Mrs. Eisenhower had started back to Washington that Fredericksburg Police Chief A. G. Kendall told of the "threat" to kill the President and of the precautions taken to prevent it. Kendall told newsmen a Negro man he termed "reliable" visited Fredericksburg police headquar- ters Saturday and said he had been approached with plans to "knock the President off." Ken- dall declined to name the man, saying that to do so might place iiim in danger. Offered He quoted the- man as saying had been approached by two other men who asked him if he wanted to make The police chief quoted his informant as say- ing the pair showed him a rifle with telescopic sights and told him hey planned to shoot the Presi- dent from a rooftop. Kendall said the man arranged o meet the pair again Saturday light, then came to police with he story, and was told to keep he rendezvous. But he lost his erve, Kendall continued, and po- ice located him and kept him ia rotective custody overnight. Kendall said he communicated fith the Secret Service as soon as le man came to police. He said the informant was "ques- oned, questioned and questioned, ut we couldn't break his story own." "Even he said, "we don't enow if his story was true or not true." Will Speed Up Plans for Getting Wounded Out Final Decision Expected Within Next Three Days By EDDY GILMOfcE GENEVA W Communists "totally" rejected French terms for an Indochinese" armistice to- day. They countered with an eight- point plan of their own. The Communists agreed, how- ever, to cooperate in quick action to remove the wounded from fal- len Dien Bien Phu. The Communist armistice plan was submitted to the nine-party Indochinese conference by the deputy premier of the Vietminh, Pham Van Dong, after he assailed the French plan for an interna- tionally guaranteed armistice. Ma- jor points of the Communist plan were: Recognition of the Communist regimes of Vietminh, Laos and latter two labeled by the French as "phantom" gov- ernments Withdrawal of all foreign troops from Indochina. Free elections, conducted along the lines already proposed by the Communists for Germany and Ko- rea and rejected by the West. Vietminh Plan The Vietminh plan, which was expected to be pushed by Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Mplotov and Red China's Chou En- lai, was certain to be rejected by the West as unacceptable. This and the French plan were far apart there appeared at first sight to be no basis for bring- ing them together. One provision of the Vietminh proposal would include a declara- tion of intent on the part of the Vietminh "to study" the form of association with France within the French Union. A French spokes- man labeled this a phony gesture aimed at winning French public opinion. Other points: A promise by the Vietminh to respect existing French cultural and economic interests in the three states. A pledge of no reprisals against persons found guilty of collabora- tion. An exchange of prisoners of war. An armistice in Indochina. This would be given priority over all other provisions. The Vietminh- proposed armistice would include a "readjustment" of occupation zones, a ban on import of troops and arms in Indochina and control of the armistice by mixed com- missions. Second Session At the second session of tile In- dochina phase of the Geneva Con- ference, the delegate of the Com- munist Vietminh regime agreed to a meeting of field commanders in Indochina to arrange evacuation of wounded. Such a meeting had been asked the French three weeks ago. was identified as American, move today Norwegian air force said. command i prompted French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault to remark: "Bet- ter late than never." There were an estimated 800 to wounded in the Indochina for- Lt. Gen. Finn Lambrechts said yesterday Norway would ask Al-j lied nations to be sure their planes I respect Norwegian territory. Vie- i tress when the 57 day siege latipns, he said, could weaken his i reached its climax. They had been placed on litters in the under- ground hospital. Lie Detector Quiz Reawakens Interest In Hartley Case LA CROSSE, Wis. The mass lie detector quiz of some La Crosse schoolboys has reawakened public interest in the unsolved dis- appearance of pretty Evelyn Hart- ley, Dist. Atty. John Bosshard said today. The prosecutor said the tests, re- sumed today at La Crosse Cen- tral High School, had brought "a flood of tips" from all over the WEYMOUTH, Mass. week i country on the case of the 15-year- ago Mrs. Butch, pet cat of Roland old baby sitter who vanished from Tulmieri, 7, inadvertently was cov- ered with earth by a bulldozer during a road project. A heavy rainfall yesterday opened a slit in the loose earth and out crawled Mrs, Butch. Members of the Tulmieri family said they were so busy welcoming back Mrs. Butch that the Mother's Day dinner burned. i nations' defense. Lambrechts said two unidenti- fied planes were observed during the last few days in northern and central Norway. Commenting on similar flights over Finland and Sweden, he said that in at least one case the identity of the plane was established as American. In Stockholm! the Swedish de- fense staff said several planes crossed into Sweden from Finland Saturday, They flew at a high alti- tude over Juoksengi. Finnish offi- cials confirmed the Swedish re- port. Similar flights over southern Sweden and the sound separating Denmark from Sweden were re- ported April 29." Cat Buried Week Rejoins Family the home of a family friend last Oct. 24. A. M. Jasephson, bead of- the city-county crime lab which was set up as another outgrowth of the case, quizzed several persons dur- ing the weekend as a result of the new tips, Bosshard said but added they were unable to add to the in- vestigator's information.