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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Thursday; Milder Thursday River Stage sloon Today 13.20, Tuesday 13.95 NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 146 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 12, 1954 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Low Sections Of like the street inter- jection above, were flooded Tuesday by a five- inch downpour of rain. The rain was the heaviest since the eight-inch deluge that just one year ago to the day accompanied the tornado that killed 114 persons, injured 400, and resulted in property damage of more than 60 million dollars. (AP Wirephoto) France May Ask Aid in Indochina By LARRY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina put Indochina's vital Red River delta on top of the Indochina danger list today. A top French com- ____ _____ ____ _rr......__ mander warned that his forces may need foreign help if the Com- j .wprlt ;ntn nffiro tnrlav ViBtmmh ..nleash all fhpir nnwer against the defense Islate was swept mto olllce toclavi 'Investors Group' Wins Control enounces Giving McCarthy Sec ret Data Reds Demand Independence For Indochina Plan Ready for Consideration of Geneva Conference NEW YORK An opposition munist-led Vietminh perimeter. all their power against the defense TODAY Gen. Pierre Louis Bodet, chief aide to the French commander in chief in Indochina, Gen. Henri Na- varre, told a news conference last night: "The situation in the delta is serious but far from hopeless or desperate. We may need help from outside if the Vietminh attack the delta with all their means and with their forces from Dien Bien Phu." Bodet specified no country in hi mention of additional foreign aid The United States reportedly re- Ike Won't Bow to Reds Ur McLarthy iy JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP helP to Dien WASHINGTON m these next fused a French days and weeks and months, there is going to be plenty of bad for not consider joint military inter vention until the outcome of the Geneva conference was known. Bodet's description of the situa nem stance If only for the sake of con- tion in the delta as "serious" wa a look Jt the hopeful side of ft. tort such estimate from an, member of the French high com mand in Indochina. Step Up Attacki Seeking to exploit their victor} last week at Dien Bien Phu, the rebels throughout the rich rice lands stepped up their attacks on thinly manned French and Viet namese defense posts. The French retaliated with mas _, sive bombing assaults yesterday what matters is not where you j on key centers Vietminh activ regjon. They reported current events is now in order. For there is a hopeful side, al- though few people see it, both to the grim crisis in Indochina and to the domestic political crisis that is currently spilling over in the McCarthy-Army hearings. The leaders o! the administra- tion and almost all other Republi- cans are plunged in darkest gloom by these two developments. Yet are, but where you are going. ity important and healthy changes Dornbers wiped out three vil- direction are already resulting from both the two crises that are now causing such unrelieved pes- lages in the southeast part of the delta. From these, the French claimed, the rebels had staged big raids on the highway and railway linking Hanoi and Haiphong. Though the Vietminh have an wese i estimated regular, regional when one of them returned from ohmit th. simism. If it is permissible to speak per- sonally, the gloomiest moment for an extensive journey of on-the- spot observation in the Far East. and guerrilla forces throughout the delta, their activity so far was still confined to the usual scattered Stand UP or Surrender At that time, all the signs at attacks on French communications home pointed to the conclusion Delated posts. that the administration must stand up to Sen. McCarthy or surrender to him utterly. And 'at that time, all the signs abroad pointed to i west of Hanoi. As yet there was no sign of any "human sea" attacks such as over- whelmed Dien Bien Phu, 175 miles the conclusion Bodet said he did not think the that Indochina____________ ___ __ __......_ would be lost to the free world Vietminh could hurl any of their without more active American in- j forces from Dien Bien Phu against tervention. the delta sooner than within six But at that time, the Eisenhower. {0 ejgnt weeks. Rebel losses in the administration was still refusing; sjege of the bastion have been es- to face up to these great and pain-, timated as high as killed ful choices. Too many people for- j ancj W0unded. get all new American admuiistra- j Despite the fall of Dien Bien tiojis must always learn by doing., pnu iast week, "France is making The new team had only finished I fresh efforts and is continuing the the first phase of this learning pro- j Bodet declared. He revealed cess. I that U. S. Air Force Globemasters Broadly speaking, the admmis- i are airlifting more French rein- tration had got thoroughly on top: forcements "to reconstitute the of the ordinary business of gov- j battle corps" hard hit by losses ernment. When it confronted the I at the fallen fortress. Congress, it was ready with a high. ly impressive, admirably well-knit moderate conservative program. In itself, this was groat progress from the disorders of the take-over (Continued on Paae 2, Column 3) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Thursday. Rather cool again tonight, milder Thursday af- ternoon. Low tonight 46, high Thursday 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 65; minimum, 43; noon, 63; precipitation, none: sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Max. temp. 63 at and p.m. Tuesday. Lmv 47 at a.m. today. Noon temp. 58. Scattered layer of clouds at feet, visi- bility more than 15 miles with wind calm. Barometer-30.13 fall- ing, humidity 50 per cent and dew- toint 39. To Move Wounded The French also went ahead with preparations to airlift the approx- imately wounded from Dien Bien Phu. The French high com- mand said its representatives were expected to fly to Dien Bien Phu by helicopter tomorrow to arrange with the Vietminh for the evacua- tion. Vietminh Gen, Vo Nguyen Giap announced by radio last night his approval of the casualty removal, agreed to by French and Commu- nist representatives at the Geneva conference. Giap told the French command to send its men to Dien Bien Phu by red-cross-marked hel- icopters, and to advise their time of arrival a day in advance. Bodet said the main airstrip at Dien Bien Phu was crisscrossed by trenches, dug by the Vietminh and the defenders. But he said it could be repaired quickly so that Dakota transports could land to pick up the casualties. Pending the start of the evacua- tion, French transports continued to drop hundreds of pounds of food and medical supplies on the con- quered fortress site for the wound- ed. Bodet said none of the mercy places had been fired on. as results were announced in a proxy fight for control of the Min- neapolis St. Louis Railway. The vote for opposition "invest- ors group" headed by Chicago at- torney Ben W. Heineman was 859 shares against shares for the incumbent slate headed by Lucian Sprague, board chairman. Heineman headed a slate of sev- en directors, all of whom finished ahead of tie incumbents. There were 11 seats on the board to be filled. Running immediately behind the seven opposition candidates were four management nominees led by John Devins, president of the rail- road. It was reported that Devins and three other management can- didates would serve on the new board. The results had been delayed since the annual meeting Tuesday for tabulation of ballots. Heineman said that upon taking control the new management would, engage outside railroad analysts to study the road's affairs, beginning in June. He said he would recommend that the office of the road's sec- retary, now in New York City, be returned to Minneapolis. Heineman said the cost of the secretary's office in New York was a year. Heineman said late Tuesday that his group had cast proxies for its seven-man slate a clear majority of the total out- standing common shares. Mrs. Mary Anesh, 21, weeps as she watches over her four- year-old son, Francis, as the tot was removed from a receiv- ing hospital in Los Angeles after being seriously bitten by a boxer dog. The mother also was badly bitten as she went to her son's rescue. Witnesses said the dog was let out of the door of a rooming house and attacked the child, playing in the yard. The boy was bitten on the face, head, legs and part of the body. Officials, said the owner has ordered the dog de- stroyed after it is determined whether it is rabid. (AP Wire- photo) GENEVA Viet Nam gov- ernment readied its own Indochina jeace plan for inspection by the Seneva conference today. The scheme, reportedly calling for complete independence, further complicates France's problems. Informed quarters said Viet Nam's Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dinh would premise his plan to end the Indochina fighting on independence demands for the three Associated Nam, Laos and Cambodia. Dinh was the only speaker listed for today's ses- sion. The French contend they al- ready have given the Associated States their independence. But many Vietnamese claim it is largely on paper and that they do not enjoy true, autonomy, eco- nomic or otherwise. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault is going through one of the most trying phases of his long career. He is being pressed on one side by the Communists to accept terms which the Western Powers regard as surrender, and on the other by the United States to stand firm. In Paris Premier Joseph Lan- iel's government faced a new vote of confidence tomorrow on the In- dochina issue. Observers consid- ered it the most serious threat so far to the government. The shaky French Cabinet conferred far into the night. It reportedly moved to ask U. S. Secretary of State Dulles to clarify his statement yesterday that loss of Indochina would not necessarily bring the loss of all Southeast Asia to the Reds. Some Cabinet members, report- edly fearful the United States has written off Indochina, were said to be warming to the Vietminh peace plan for Indochina. They were expected to relay this change of heart to Bidault. The French have proposed (1) a halt in the- fighting, (2) with- drawal of all opposing forces in Viet Nam to zones set by the con- ference, (3) liberation, of war pris- oners and civilian internees, (4) evacuation of Vietminh forces from Cambodia and Laos and (5) inter- national supervision of the armis- tice. The Communist plan calls for (1) withdrawal of all foreign troops from Indochina, (2) countrywide elections to be held without for- eign supervision and (3) recogni- tion of the Communist "govern- ments" of Viet Nam (the Viet- Laos and Cambodia. Caught between the outspoken U. S. opposition to the Red pro- posals and the growing desire for peace -at home, the French dele- gation tried to appear conciliatory toward the Communists without ac- cepting any of their major de- mands. A French spokesman called a special news conference yesterday to emphasize that France had not rejected the Red terms but was willing to have them discussed along with France's own armistice proposals. A Red Chinese spokesman, ap- parently sensing a softening of the French attitude, immediately in- terjected that France had been compelled to "alter" her previous rejection of the Vietminh pro- posals. The spokesman, Huang Hua, of- fered no promise of compromise. The Indochinese talks recessed yesterday while the 19-nation Ko- rean conference held another ses- sion. Again there was no visible progress toward establishing a per- manent peace on the divided Ko- rean peninsula. St. Paul Firm Sued For Million Dollars ST. PAUL (fl Hot Spot De- tector, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa filed suit in Federal Court here Tuesday for a million dollars dam- ages against the PTC Cable Co., St. Paul, and its president, Her- bert F. Dalglish. The Iowa firm charged the de- fendants conducted a widespread campaign of threats against a number of its potential customers for systems of measuring temper- atures in stored grain and other bulk' products. Half of the amount asked was described as a puni- tive assessment. Terrence De Mots, 15, left, looks at the 2x4 board he used as a club to fatally beat to death four-year-old Marion Jo Zobrovitz Tuesday in De- troit. Police said he confessed the kill- ing. (UP Telephoto) High School Student Admits Killing Child DETROIT unemotional high school student told police to day he fatally beat and slashed a 4-year-old girl, but didn't kno' why he did it. Marion Jo Zobrovitz was found yesterday by three playmates in garage behind her home, her body torn and bleeding. She died in a hospital after doctors fought 4Vi hours to save her. Police Lt. Edward Jocques said 15-year-old Terrence De Moss told him he had struck the girl with a 2-by-4 beam, then slashed her. Jocques said the boy gave no reason for the attack. De Moss is Michigan law a juvenile under and cannot be i he had been at school, but sh threatened to call his teacjjer. It was then, Mrs. De Moss tolc police, that he broke down anc said: "I don't know why I did it. Meanwhile, police, acting on a charged with a major crime in j tip from a policeman neighbor Criminal Court unless Probate Court waives its jurisdiction. Mrs. Doris De Moss, his mother, told police that she knew her son was the murderer, but police ar- rived before she could call them. In a formal statement to police, she said that Terry was fascinated by a newspaper account of the crime. She said that he left for school yesterday morning and came borne about p.m. She told police that he went to the bathroom and then to the kitchen, where he tried to clean brown spots off his grey flannel trousers. He told her that a girl had spilled something at school and he had gotten splashed. Later, she told police, he went to a show with her and his brother. When they got back home, she said, Terry grabbed their news- paper and began to read the story of the attack. Mrs. De Moss said he told her had already headed for the home Police said Terry had been treat ed three times at the Wayne Coun ty Child Study Clinic and had been arrested once for breaking and entering. His mother told police he had suffered pneumonia when he was 5 and the result was abnorma height and weight. She said the pneumonia had led to what she described as "brain fever." Marion Jo was one of four chil- dren of Morris and Julie Zobro- vitz. Zobrovitz, a truck driver, hur- ried home at the telephone mes- sage from his wife: "Come on horned-Marion's been hurt." He called his daughter "Cookie." "We moved to this address in he said, "because the house we were living in had rats. With Cookie and the new baby coming on, we were afraid to stay God, I wish we had." The Brutal Beating and slashing of four-year-old Marion Jo Zobrovitz, above, set off Detroit's most intense manhunt Tuesday, Six and one-half hours after she was found dying in her family's garage Marion Jo's killer, Terrence De Moss, 15, was in police headquarters signing a confession to the crime. (UP Telephoto) Anderson to Ask Laws to Halt Road Slaughter MINNEAPOLIS UP) A crack- down on traffic law violators will be a prime order of business for the 1955 Legislature Gov. Anderson said today after citing that public behavior on the highways has "gone beyond the point of reason." "No longer can the speed de- mons, the show-offs, the Immature, the incapable, the befuddled, in- toxicated or dangerously slow driven be extended the privilege of using our heavily-traveled high- the governor said. Speaking at his 'annual safety conference here, Anderson pointed out that never before in the state's 96-year history has "such a hor- rible record of slaughter" been written as in the early months of 1954. The highway death total stood at 213 today, 53 ahead of this date a year ago. And the governor em- phasized that the heavy, summer- time vacation travel was still to come. Despite education, warnings and stricter law enforcement, the gov- ernor said motorists are continuing to "take their own lives by their Army Officer's Action Termed 'Reprehensible' President Warns Free World Not to Write Off Indochina WASHINGTON El- senhower today called it reprehen- sible for any Army intelligence of- ficer to have supplied confidential FBI data to Sen. McCarthy without authorization. The President also told his news conference, in a comment on the international scene, that the free- world ought not to write off Indo- china. At the outset of the conference, a reporter told the President that Sen. McCarthy had testified last week that an Army intelligence officer supplied him with classified FBI material. The newsman went on to say that Atty. Gen. Brownell later said the material should not be made public. Eisenhower then was asked to comment on the "propriety" of the Army intelligence officer's de- livery of iuch data to McCarthy without authorization. Secret- Material The President said that in case where an individual officer gives away classified information, it is reprehensible. Eisenhower said that was espe- cially so in the case of security material which muit ba kept .se- cret. The President said that when enlisted men enter the armed for- ces they take an oath to obey the regulations and their superiors. Eisenhower then asked whether we are to assume that an enlisted man can adopt one kind at loyalty and an officer another kind. Answwing his own question, the President called that perfectly ri- diculous. Army investigating Later in the news conference, the President, said in reply to another question he did not know whether any investigation was be- ing made to try to locate the in- telligence officer who McCarthy said provided him with the FBI data. The Army has said it is conducting such an investigation. The FBI data dealt with an in- vestigation for passible subversives at Ft. Monmouth, N. J. McCarthy has contended the Army was lax In prosecuting its own probe there and produced a "letter" in the Army-McCarthy hearings, based on an FBI inquiry at Ft Mon- mouth. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover sent word he did not write such a letter as McCarthy first described, but that the document driving behavior." If these drivers [McCarthy produced contained cannot operate motor vehicles to some Oj the identical language in raan y-iiwri onrl teep their own and others' lives safe, Anderson added, "The harsh-- a confidential FBI memorandum of the same date, sent to the Ar- est and severest of treatment must my-g intelligence chief. id f Vio ma a Invf fr.f-i__, i _ the measure of last resort. "We must not permit these peo- >Ie to declared the gover- nor. "We shall keep them from securing driving permits. If they lave them, we shall take them away without yielding to sympathy or pressure. "No longer can the state give an attentive ear to hardships on amilies and individuals deprived of the use of a vehicle used to iolate the traffic Anderson paid tribute to many safety campaigns undertaken by newspapers and radio stations and aid that more were needed. But he added that such drives were more in the nature of long-range educational activities. He said further coordination of aw enforcement and educational ctivities could be expected with illing of the new post of state highway safetj director within next few days. 4-State Alarm Out :or La Crosse Boy LA CROSSE, Wis. UP) A four- tate alarm has been ordered by La Crosse authorities looking for a 5-year-old La Crosse high school tudent who was reported missing ince Sunday. Sheriff Robert Scullin said the _pouth is being sought for ques- ioning ia connection with the theft of a 1938 Buick automobile nd in coins from a gasoline tation in Shelby Township. The uto disappeared the same night. Authorities said the youth had record of running away from lome in the past. McCarthy refused to name officer he said gave him the docu- ment. Eisenhower, in his discussion to- day, did not mention McCarthy by name. The Cfhtr Matters President also dhcussed these other matters: Bipartisan Foreign Policy Eisenhower recalled that in the past he has ridiculed the idea that he would go along with charges by .some Republicans that the Democratic party is the party of traitors. He made that remark in re- sponse to a request for comment on former President Truman's statement that achievement of a true bipartisan foreign policy is impossible unless the President (Continued on Page 11, Column S) IKE ike to Sign Seaway Bill On Thursday WASHINGTON tfi President Eisenhower told his news confer- ence today he will sign the St Lawrence Seaway bill Thursday (7 a.m. The bill States participation with Canada in build- ing a waterway to carry ocean ship- ping from the Atlantic to the Great Lakes. He said a years-long strug- gle to win congressional approval of such legislation finally has end- ed in success and that he would put his name to the bill at the White House Thursday morninz.   

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