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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Wednesday; Temperature Same River Stage Noon Today Monday 14.72 NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 145 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 11, 1954 TWENTY PACES New Plan to End Hearings Opposed French Wounded Will Be Flown From Fallen Fort Communists to Permit To Be Removed By JOHN RODERICK SAIGON, Indochina (m The French rushed preparations today to airlift their wounded from the fallen fortress of Dien Bien Phu A French army spokesman saic Gen. Henri Navarre, commander of French Union forces in Indo- china, had been instructed by the Paris government to contact the Vietminh commander. Vo Nguyen Giap, and arrange for the mercy lift as soon as possible. The Communists agreed at the Geneva conference yesterday that the French could fly out ser- iously wounded troops the Reds said they had captured when they seized the northwest Indochina bastion Friday after 56 days of repeated attacks. It could not be learned immed- iately whether Navarre had been able yet to contact Giap. It was believed possible the French commander would use Radio Hirondelle of French forces in the Far to make contact. Radio Hirondelle carried Na- varre's earlier appeals for brief halts in the firing to permit evacu- ation of French Union wounded after the attack began March 13. Giap turned a deaf ear to those appeals. His troops fired on hospi- tal-marked planes and helicopters trying to fly out the wounded. Former President Harry S. Truman, right, chatted with CIO President Walter Reuther, left, during bis visit to the CIO executive board meet- ing in Washington Monday, In a talk to the meet- ing, Mr. Truman said that any president who "passes the buck to his subordinates" is not a "proper executive." (UP Telephoto) Lie Tests May Uncover New Hartley Case Clues By DION HENDERSON LA CROSSE, Wis. you j are a high school boy in La Crosse, the Western Wisconsin river city where Evelyn Hartley vanished from a baby-sitting job more than six months ago. You are called from your class- oom to another room where there j Once arrangements with Giap jis a chair and a mysterious-look are made, the big problem will be lnS machine. It is a Stoejting poly- graph. The device is attached to your arm, to a band''around your chest. A man named A. M.'Josephson asks you your name; you tell him. He asks where you live; you tell him. He asks what grade you're in; you tell him. He asks, "Do you know what happened to Ev- elyn You say no. Then you are disconnected from the polygraph, which is a standard lie detector, and go back to your .truthfully say no to the big ques- Not that the La Crosse County prosecutor really expects to have this mass quiz program turn up the abductor of the pretty young baby sitter who was snatched from the home of a family friend while her small charge slept unharmed in another room. Leads Turned Ports Served By New Seaway Need Deepening Engineers Hope To Have Work Completed by 1960 CHICAGO vast amount of engineering work faces numerous Great Lakes cities before they can fully accommodate the ocean-go- ing ships that will churn inland through the St. Lawrence Seaway. An Associated Press survey showed today that Great Lakes cities are in various stages of prep- aration for handling such com- merce. The cities will spend mil- lions of dollars on harbor dredg- ing, port construction and other improvements. The year 1960 is the goal of many engineers. Martin W. Oettershagen, Chicago port manager, said many believe the entire project can be completed 3y then, even though estimates have ranged up to 10 years. Chicago is planning a 20-million- dollar. project to be started this winter. The long-planned Atlantic Ocean to Great Lakes project got a firm think was important back when the lease on life last week when Con- case was hot. One of .those will j gress sent the 105-million-dollar St. lead us to the answer." The mass polygraph quiz is only senhower. I Lawrence Seaway to President Ei- 27-Foot Waterway The measure authorizes the the latest turn in a long course of intense police work since last j Oct. 24, when Dr. Richard Hart-1 United States to participate with ley's daughter was taken from the Canada in building a 27-foot-deep home of Prof. Viggo Rassmussen, a fellow faculty member at La I Crosse State College. landing facilities for the French transports. Dien Bien Phu is 175 miles northwest of nearest hospital center big enough to handle such a large number of cases. The fortress' two airstrips were churned to rubble by rebel mortars and artillery. The besiegers' ever- encroaching trenches pocked them repeatedly. The strips will have be repaired. Whether the Vietminh will do this themselves, using war prison- er.s for labor, or leave it to French engineers was not known. It appeared possible helicopters might start bringing out the most gravely wounded shortly. It turns up leads, though. There The only real clues have been have been a dozen already- checked out as fruitless, but still this is only the fourth day of the long project. Twenty to thirty boys can be processed a day, and there are more than two thousand in the city's three high schools. Josephson says it's the largest such test in the history of crime detection. Josephson is the polygraph ex- pert fresh from four years of serv- several separate finds of blood- stained clothing belonging to the girl and to the man who took her, and a pair of large tennis shoes matching tracks left by the abduc- tor. Costly Search channel in the International Rap- ids section of the St. Lawrence McCarthy May Take Stand This Afternoon Secretary Stevens Under Treatment For Virus Infection WASHINGTON W-Sen. Dirksen (R-I11) offered a new proposal to- day for suspending public hearings on the McCarthy-Army row but chances of its adoption appeared dim. The Army opposed it and Chair- man Mundt although say- ing he hoped "this miserable busi- ness" could be cut short, declared ie would not .vote to impose any procedure which any principal con- sidered unfair. There was a possibility that Sen. McCarthy might be called to the witness chair today. Dirksen's plan calls for Mc- Carthy to take the stand and for public hearings to be suspended- once the senator has been ex- amined. May Question McCarthy However, there was a chance McCarthy would begin his testi- mony even if Dirksen'a plan was conference would break down on Indochina as well as Korea, The j Just before the committee re- pessimistic outlook grew as the French and the Communists dead-1 cessed for lunch, counsel for locked over widely differing rival peace plans. j Stevens said the secretary was un- Western leaders saw little chance of ending the Indochina fighting! tho A coin der treatment for a virus mfec- L. The Weatherman may have had his schedule mixed up as he dumped almost four inches of snow on Hazelton, Pa., in a three- hour storm. A heavy rain fell shortly after and quickly washed away the snow. Many cars needed chains. Pictured weathering the storm, left to right, are Mrs. Emily Slavick and daughter, Suzanna, Misses Agnes Zarko and Grace Vitacco. (AP Wirephoto) Outlook Pessimistic On Indochina Talks By Max HARRELSON GENEVA spokesmen voiced fears today the Geneva i and into Lakes Ontario and Erie vietniinh to swallow up aU of In- with the price the Reds set for peace. A French spokesman saic Communist proposals put before the conference yesterday appeared designed to "set the stage for the as far west as Toledo, Ohio. Sen. Thye (R-Minn) said Con- gress also will be asked to ap- prove the deepening of connecting channels into Lakes Huron, Mich- igan and Superior. Navigation to these lakes is now restricted to 21 feet for inbound ships and 25 feet for downbound vessels. The duration and intensity of the aownbound vesse. larch could have cost enough to I The survey showed: bankrupt the county, except for the f is expected to be way local law enforcement officials organized it, Bosshard said. De- ice as an expert with the Army's tective Capt. Leo Hihm was as Criminal Investigation Division in j signed to the case as coordinator. classroom. You meet another boy the Far East. He was hired last j city police, sheriff's officers and on his way in and you grin. I month to head the new La Crosse j the prosecutor's .staff joined in It's a break in the school-day j City-County Crime Laboratory. i whenever they were needed. Biggest item has been telephone calls and travel expenses running down tips, Bosshard said, and add- lark. says Dist. Atty. John Bosshard, "it wouldn't be a lark The Vietminh radio said the young man who couldn't "The tests have renewed the in- terest of the he said. "We may finally get a tip, a fragment of information, that someone didn't night every possible medical aid was being given the wounded. It said most of the injured men were being treated by their own doctors, who also are captives. The broadcast made no mention of Genevieve de Galard Terraube, French air force nurse who was trapped in the fortress after rebe! fire destroyed the helicopter which took her there for a visit last March. The Red offer to allow the airlift was made unexpectedly at Geneva Dulles Wants Pact With Teeth in Asia WASHINGTON of State Dulles said today the United States wants a southeast Asian alliance which would pledge member nations to fight if openly challenged by Communist aggression. While Dulles said he hopes such an alliance will cover all of Indo- by Vietminh Deputy Premier china, he asserted firmly that the loss of some or all of that country ed that these likely wouldn't run much more than It would be hard to compute salary-time started this winter for developing acres of Calumet Harbor into a modern ocean port. Plans call for a series of docks miles long, designed for 29-foot vessels, and sheds and other facilities. Plans for Milwaukee Milwaukee Port Authority, first on the Great Lakes, claims to be 30 years ahead of Chicago and most other Great Lakes ports. The port plans a 7 to 10-millionTdollar shore improve- ment, including deepening the out- dochina." The Indochina phase of the con- ference was in recess today. The 19-nation Korean discussion was scheduled to resume. The Communist and non-Commu- nist delegations were tightly dead- locked on the problem of Korean unification, with no prospect of agreement. The conference, now in Its third week, was not expected to break up immediately. Most diplomats here felt they must explore every possibility before giving up. areas. Dust Storm Relief Funds Included in Bill Signed by Ike WASHINGTON Hi Presidenl Eisenhower today signed a bill appropriating an additional including 15 millions-for work to combat dust storms in the southwest and other drofcght The French-sponsored govern- The bill provides funds previous ment of Viet Nam, largest of the ly allotted to a dozen federal agen- three Indochina states, was re-! cies for the current fiscal year ported working on a third peace plan that may differ sharply from that of either the French or the Communists. In addition to other provisions, Viet Nam delegation has in- Pham Van Dong. He declared his government "in conformity with would not necessarily bring the loss of all Southeast Asia. the humanitarian policy which it! The secretary noted that Presi- has always pursued during the war is prepared to authorize the evacuation of the seriously wounded of the French expedition- ary corps who were taken prisoner at Dien Bien Phu." 3 Business Places Near Austin Robbed AUSTIN, Minn. W Burglars broke into three Mower County dent Eisenhower once advanced the theory that Southeast Asia might go down like a row of dom- inoes if Indochina falls. Dullp', went on to say that in convp'-.a- tions with friendly natic..o the United States is trying to create a situation m which this will not happen. The secretary of state set forth his position in a news conference in advance of a secret report this afternoon to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on his efforts to business places Monday night, but got little for their trouble A cash register containing about i S13 was taken from the Waltham I Sharp ciuestlomng Equipment Co., Waltham, and 44 cents and a table model radio valued at were taken from the line up a 10-nation "united front" in Southeast Asia. free-world in Indochina Severson Service Station, Browns- dale. The Drake Service Station, Dex- ter, was also entered, but loss if any was not determined. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity General- ly fair tonight and Wednesday with no important temperature changes. Low tonight 40, high Wednesday 64. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 62; minimum, 45; noon, 58; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) High temperature last 24 hours 60 at p. m. Monday, low 49 at a. m. today. Noon 58. There was a broken layer of clouds at 500 feet, visibility more than 15 miles, dewpoint 43, humidity 59 per cent and the wind from the northwest at seven miles per hour. The barometer was 30.0 and was steady. certain. In a move to speed creation of such an anti-Communist coalition, Dulles met with ambassadors from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and the Philippines yesterday to sound out their governments' atti- tudes. He was reported somewhat encouraged over replies. Dulles capped a busy day yes- terday by meeting for 55 minutes with President Eisenhower, Sec- retary of Defense Wilson and Adm. Arthur W. Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dulles, accompanied by three top aides, said afterward it "would be a pretty good guess" that Indo-l china policy was the main subject of conversation. Eisenhower had met with Wilson and Radford separately earlier in the day. Informed officials reported that despite some progress in discuss- ing Dulles' plan, first publicly broached last March 29, it likely would be several months before any anti-Communist coalition could be set up in Southeast Asia. Most governments involved, led by Britain, prefer to wait until which would have prevented any after the current Geneva confer- member of the high court from ence, which is to discuss a possible j leaving the tribunal directly to run Kansas City Doctor Pleads Innocent to Poisoning Attempt KANSAS CITY Hugh G Hamilton, wealthy Kansas City obstetrician, entered an innocent plea Monday in an unusual hos pital room arraignment on a charge that he attempted to poison A preliminary hearing .for the 49-year-old physician was set for July 6. Four physicians and a bank president posted bond of Dr. Hamilton was charged with attempting to kill his wife Martha. He is in the hospital undergoing a hip fracture suf fered in a fall. He was accused of substituting cyanide tablets for digestive aid tablets his wife was in the habit of taking. Senate Passes Bill to Court Packing WASHINGTON The Senate today passed 53-19 a constitutional amendment designed to prevent fu- ture attempts to pack the Supreme Court and requiring all federal judges to retire at 75. Before the final vote, the Senate knocked out of the bill a provision armistice to end the seven-year- old war against Communist-led rebels in Indochina. for president. The proposed1 amendment now goes to the House. costs, he said, because officers er harbor from 25 to 27 feet I dicated it would ask for complete try to arrange things so other Duluth, to Du-i independence of the three Indo- county business can be han-1 luth-Supc'rior Wis harbors al-' Chinese states of died on Hartley case trips. The whole expenditure, he said, likely was less than the cost of hiring two or three outside investigators. Instead, the county has drawn a bonus in public awareness of law enforcement problems, he said. He cited the crime lab as an example. It was set up by joint city-county appropriation .his ready are 27 feet deep sufficient to accommodate ocean-going ships. Bills are in Congress to deepen the Duluth-Superior channel ba- sins, now 25 feet. survey was started a month ago to determine what changes a seaway will re- quire. A previous study indicated Nam. Laos and classified by France as associated states within the French Union. The French say the states are already independent or are ap- proaching that status. Many Viet- namese say the French still hold the power in key fields. A Vietnamese spokesman said the need for a general cargo ter- yesterday France's truce proposal spring with a first-year budget of minal, additional warehouse space in effect would lead to partition He said he knows of no and facilities for handling freight other community in the ulation class wjth a comparable crime detection unit. A channel 27 feet deep and 40C feet wide to parallel Maumee Bay also was proposed. Dr. Hugh G. Hamilton signed a bond after he was ar- raigned Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital on a charge of attempted murder. The prominent Kansas City obstetrician is confined to a hospital bed with a fractured hip. Magistrate Louis J. Mazuch, who presided at the arraignment, looked on as Dr. Hamilton signed the surety bond papers. The charge was brought by the doctor's wife, Mrs. Martha Matilda Hamilton, who alleges he at- tempted to poison her. (AP Wirephoto) of Indochina. Viet Nam views this as a form of surrender. The French plan called for (1) a halt in the fighting, (2) with- drawal of all opposing forces in Viet Nam to zones the conference agreed on, (3) liberation of war prisoners and civilian internees, (4) evacuation of Vietminh forces from Cambodia and Laos, and (5) international supervision of the ar- mistice. The French are under strong po- litical pressure to make peace in Indochina. Other Western dele- gates are not at all sure Paris' representatives will be able to stand firm against the Communist proposals. The Red armistice plan was sub- mitted to the nine-party indo- chinese parley yesterday by the Vietminh- deputy premier, Pham Van Dong. Its major points: (1) withdrawal of all foreign troops from Indochina, (2) countrywide elections, conducted along the lines already proposed by the Commu- nists for Germany and Korea and rejected by the West, and (3) rec- ognition of Communist "govern- ments" the rebels claim have been established for Laos and Cam- bodia, as well as recognition of the Vietminh. Minneapolis Boy Saves Chum From Drowning MINNEAPOLIS UP) -Fast action by a 9-year-old boy saved his corn- ending June 30. The largest item is for veterans compensation and pen- sion payment. Other large allot- ments include for the federal aid roads programs, for aid to school districts whose pupil population has been swollen by federal and for public assistance grants to states. Earlier today, Eisenhower asked Congress for an additional 761 for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Of the total, 25 million dollars would go for grants to states for 'hospital construction. That would be in addition to the 50 million dollars in the President's original budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. Trial of Alleged Jackpot Swindler Changed to June 17 ROCHESTER, Minn. Judge Arnold Hatfield today set June 17 as the date for trial of Scott E. Bennett, 51, Rochester appliance dealer, on grand lar- ceny charges. Bennett is charged with bilking an Olmsted County farmer of tion and suggested "it would be a gracious act" to excuse him from further testimony until he recovers. Stevens himself declared he felt fine. But McCarthy put in that he felt the secretary should be excused under the circumstances and Chairman Mundt told Stevens he would not be called as a witness this afternoon. The entire morning session was taken up with discussion of Dirk- sen's proposal: All the Democratic "members of the subcommittee as well as the Army opposed it. From the witness chair, Secre- tary of the Army Stevens said the Army believes the hearings should continue in public and that "all the facts" should be put on the table. Stevens said he thought the com- mittee and the public should get a chance to see the witnesses on the stand, just as he has been sub- jected to 13 days of public ques- tioning. 'All witnesses necessary should come before the committee in pub- lic he said. Dirksen's proposal would sus- pend the public hearings after Sen. McCarthy testified, and they pos- sibly would not be resumed. These were the main differences from an earlier Dirksen proposal: 1. Once the public hearings were suspended, there would be closed hearings for any rebuttal witnesses the principals to the dispute in- sisted should be heard. Transcripts of the closed door testimony would be made public. 2. With suspension of the public hearings, Sen. McCarthy would be 'reed to resume his own hearings on Communists in the government )ut with the restriction that he could not look into military instal- ations or personnel. By present rules, McCarthy is restrained from conducting his own nvestigations pending the conclu- sion of the inquiry into his row with Army officials. Satisfy Everyone Before going to the committee room, Dirksen told newsmen he by promising the farmer he j had Jiried to "cover the water- panion from possible Monday. drowning David Eide, 9, and George Rob- inson Jr., 9, were skiping stones at a pond in suburban Crystal when George who can't swim, fell in and sank over his head. David raced to a nearby con- struction site, seized a six-foot 3lank and ran back to the. pond. David held the plank out to George who managed to hold on until Da- id pulled him to safety. would win in prizes in a giant jackpot contest. Bennett's trial bad been set for the current term of court. Judge Hatfield fixed the new date on the plea of bis attorneys that Bennett needed medical treatment for nar- cotics addiction. The appliance dealer also faces charges of obtaining drugs under false pretenses. Corn Borers May Be Threat to Farmers ST. PAUL UP) Corn borers, which cost Minnesota farmers an estimated last year, could be a serious threat again this year, T. L. Aamodt, state en- tomologist said today. A survey the last half of April in the 25 corn-growing counties in the southern two-thirds of the state showed there are enough borers present to cause a heavy infesta- tion, especially in the southwest and south central districts of the state, he said. The survey showed that 75 per cent of the' borers present sur- vived the winter and that recent wet, freezing weather had no effect on them. Aamodt said weekly observations would be made and warnings is- sued to corn growers. front" on his amended motion. But he said he didn't think he could satisfy everybody. "I've about given up on this Dirksen added. In reply to reporters' questions, Dirksen said he had not been in contact with the White House "or anyone in the White House" about shortening the hearings. Nor, he said, has he discussed the matter with Vice President Nixon in the last week. Chairman Mundt (R-SD) ordered the hour's delay to give Dirksen time to work over his plan. Mundt has taken the stand that he would not vote to "impose" any plan which any principal consid- ered did violence to justice. Mundt overrode Democratic op- position to delay the start of the hearings while Dirksen revises his motion. Sen. McClellan (D-Ark) pro- tested and Sen. Symington (D-Mo) moved to call witnesses for testi- mony. But Mundt ruled that he had not convened the subcommittee and rapped his gavel to announce the hour's delay. Dirksen proposed Monday a mo- tion which would have called Sen. McCarthy to the stand to replace Secretary of the Army Stevens, and would have recessed the public hearings after McCarthy's testi- mony was in.   

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