Winona Republican Herald, May 10, 1954

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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

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