Winona Republican Herald, May 13, 1954

Winona Republican Herald

May 13, 1954

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Warmer Tonight and Friday River Stage Noon Today 12.40, Wednesday 13.20 NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 147 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 13, 1954 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Ike Signs St. Lawrence Seaway Bill 2 Youths Caught in Chase 2 Girls With Them Lodged in Mill City Jail Ten Police Cars Figure in 90-MPH Chase MINNEAPOLIS Ul A high speed auto chase during which several shots were fired from many of the 10 police cars in- volved, early today netted two Red Wing training school es- capees who Monday made a suc- cessful break from the Minneapo- lis City Hall though they were handcuffed together. The youths, 18 and IS years old, were lodged in the Hennepin County jail along with two 16-year- old girl companions. Police cars raced at 90 miles an hour over highways through suburban areas on the west edge of Minneapolis in a futile attempt to overtake the youths driving a large automobile they said they had stolen at Rockford, 111., after fleeing from Minneapolis. 2 Cars Give Up Chase At laast two police cars had to give up the chase as they ran off the road. The youths were cap- tured in St. Louis Park after they abandoned the stolen car. The two girls were seized as they walket along a highway. One youth was captured as he attempted to hide beneath a parked car. The 18-year old was captured nearby. Detective Capt. Clarence Me Laskey said the youths admitted holding up a Minneapolis dairy store Monday several hours after they made a break while being returned to Red Wing. The youths handcuffed together, escaped as they went through a revolving door at the Minneapolis City Hall. They told police they unshackled them- selves by manipulating the hand- cuffs. The youths were first spottec early today by a Hopkins squac car which gave chase as the .stolen car sped out of an alley. Crossing Blocked When the youths found a freight train blocking a crossing on the east edge of Hopkins, and the Hopkins police car at their side, they quickly threw their car into reverse, backed around and fled at high speed. Hopkins police radioed ahead and during the 35 minutes until the youths were captured at a.m., squad cars from Minneapo- lis, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Edina and the sheriff's office took part in the chase. The capture took place near 38th St. and Ala- bama Ave. in St. Louis Park. The youths told police they stole their car in Rockford Wednesday and arrived in Minneapolis about midnight, picking up their girl friends to go on a joy ride. Hopkins police fired at the flee- ing car twice with a shotgun. Service pistols were fired in the air by several other officers dur- ing the chase. The 16-year-old youth's home is in Minneapolis. His companion is from Princeton, Minn. Russia Accuses British Major LONDON Russia today ac- cused a British major now in Lon- don of spying on her military sec- rets and said he could not return to his post in Moscow. The Soviet charge came just six days after Britain accused two as- sistant air attaches at the Russian Embassy in London of attempting to engage in spy activities. The two, both majors in the Red air force, were given 10 days to leave the country. The Foreign Office identified the Briton as Maj, Charles R. P. Lan- don, an assistant military attache in this country's Moscow embassy. A spokesman said the British government remains "unimpress- ed" by the Soviets espionage charge. In the Foreign Office view the Kremlin action was in retalia- i Police Chief Howard 0. Young views the body of James Pollard who took his own life after a vicious gun battle with New Haven, Conn., police. Entering the fight immediately Chief Young stopped the man with four shots before Pollard, trapped beneath the beams, committed suicide, (AP Wirepboto) New Haven Gunmen Kill Selves NEW HAVEN, Conn. desperate gunmen committed sui- cide yesterday when they were cornered by police who sought them for critically wounding a detective in a movie theater. Police Chief Howard Oi Young said one of the fugitives, James Pollard, 26, of Stonington shot himself in the head as Young closed in on him in an apartment house attic. Kohler Warns Supports Not Dairy Answer MADISON, Wis. who tells dairy farmers that 90 or 100 per cent of parity supports are an answer to dairy problems is "ly- Gov. Kohler declared Wed- nesday. Any continuation, he said, of the SO per cent support program "will spell the doom of the dairy in- dustry of Wisconsin." In a speech at the Madison dairy oods festival, Kohler said: "Any politician who seeks votes or any farm organization leader ivho wants to get members and ells dairy farmers that price sup- 30rts of 100 or 90 per cent of par- ty are solutions of their problems s lying." The governor made his state- ment only four days after U S. en. McCarthy (R told an! sands of spectators gathered out- audience that farmers should get side the house. A squad of patrol- 100 .per cent of parity supports, j men fired tear gas bombs into the Kohler emphasized dairying was I apartment, shouting to Pollard Police said the other gunman, Clarence Rydstrom, 21, of Water- bury shot himself to death in a taxicab an hour later as police surrounded him with drawn guns. Shot in a downtown movie was Detective Ralph Palma, 30. He was felled by two bullets in the chest as he wrestled with the pair. Pollard and Rydstrom had been hunted all over the city's center yesterday in connection with a holdup Monday in Middlebury, where two bandits tied two women and escaped with in cash, jewelry and bonds. Shot in Theater Palma, two other detectives and several state troopers went to the movie theater on a tip the fugitives were there. Palma went into the seats and there was a scuffle. Suddenly two Truman Offers 6-PointPlan To Eisenhower Attacks 'Creeping McKinleyism' of Administration ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. LB Former President Truman ac- cused the Eisenhower administra- tion today of following an econom- ic policy of "creeping McKinley- Jsm." He suggested six steps he said would "carry us far toward full employment within a year." Truman did not explain the phrase "creeping an obvious parellel to the words "creeping socialism" which Pres- ident Eisenhower has applied to some "Fair Deal" measures. President McKinley was notably conservative on economic issues, and his name is often used by Democratic orators as a symbol for reaction. In an address prepared for the CIO Amalgamated Clothing Work- ers annual convention, he said the administration seems to be "mere- ly hoping and praying that things will not get still and rec- ommended: 1. Increasing federal spending by about three billion dollars a year to strengthen defenses against aggression and to meet needs for power and resource de- velopment, public works and roads, education, health and hous- This Was The Scene in the White House to- day as President Eisenhower signed the St. Lawrence Seaway bill authorizing the U. S. to join Canada in building canals and locks necessary to provide a continuous navigation channel through the St. Lawrence River which links Ontario with the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Seated, left to right, Sen, Homer Ferguson Sen. Alexander Wiley President Eisenhower and Rep. George A. Dondero standing left to right Rep. Frank J. Becker Rep. Charles G. Oskman Rep. Clarence E. 'Kilburn Rep. Homer Angell Canadian Ambassador A. D. P. Heeney and Sen. George D. Aiken (UP Telephoto) State Coddling Tipsy Drivers, Conference Told MINNEAPOLIS UP! Minnesota is coddling its drunken drivers, Lew R. Wallace said Wednesday in closing the governor's annual traffic safety conference here. "The misdemeanor penalty for drunken driving is unreasonably 2. Raising personal income tax ilow." said Wallace, assistant to exemptions from the present 0 SSOO, which would cut taxes about 4V2 billions yearly, or com- bining some such increase with 'equitable readjustments" in tax ates. 3. Tossing "out of the nearest window" Secretary of Agriculture Benson's plan for flexible farm price supports and .substituting a >rogram to "support true parity" if income for the farmer. 4. A "clear-cut policy" favoring rising level of wages, including n increase in the federally re- .uired minimum wage to bring the tandard "into line with present- ay conditions." He said also the overnment should not try to weaken collective bargaining by epressive labor legislation." 5. Expansion of unemployment nsurance to provide broader cov- rage, payments for a longer peri- d, and larger benefits. He said le administration program con- 'sts merely of exhorting the states 1 do what everybody knows they ill not do without federal action. More Housing 6. A vastly expanded housing program, including federal leader- j the president of the National Safe- ty Council. "Also enforcement of traffic laws is not too good in the state. highway patrol officer can- not make an arrest unless he sees the offense when he should be able I Adams Denies Stevens Wanted Quiz Halted WASHINGTON Counselor John G. Adams denied today that Secretary of the Army Stevens ever instructed him to try to halt the McCarthy subcommittee's investigation of alleged security risks at Ft. Monmouth, N. J. And he never made any attempt to halt it, Adams declared. Testifying for his second day at Senate hearings on the row be- tween Sen, McCarthy and Pentagon officials, Adams also said he and Stevens never had any discus-" sion of the secretary's difficulties with McCarthy prior to Adams' be- coming Army counselor last Oct. 1. This testimony bore on two prin- cipal charges from Sen. McCarthy and his aides. The McCarthy camp contends present roaring controver- to take action if he believes an sy stemmed from attempts by shots blazed and many of the 200 ship to double the annual rate of patrons dived under their seats. building as rapidly as possi- The state troopers and other de-! ble. He said the administration tectives said they held their fire of a mmion houses a year is lest stray bullets hit the patrons. about equal to the number of The fugitives escaped, but a j houses built in 1925 offense has been committed. Wallace said the state was lax in putting speed markers on curves and erecting no passing signs, and that the highway patrol was short 125 men of its needed strength. Safety awards went to Minne- apolis, Rochester, International Falls and Two Harbors in their various population classes'. Coun- ties cited were Martin and Ram- sey. The North Star Council, Duluth, took the Boy Scout award and the national 4-H Club plaque went to Chisago County. Olmsted County took honors in the adult farm safety class and the Winona High School chapter was the winner of the state Future Farmers citation. Girl Found Dead In Accordion Case DETROIT ffi A 2% -year-old girl missing 14 hours was found Stevens to shut off the subcommit- tee's inquiry into Communists in the Army, and that Adams was employed "for the principal pur- pose of 'handling the committee and persuading it to cease its in- vestigation Laniel Opens Defense of Shaky Cabinet PARIS Premier Joseph Lan- iel opened the defense of his shaky j government today, asserting the 16th Day of Hearing dead in an accordion case in her thy. Adams, under stern cross-exam- ination by Special Counsel Ray H. Jenkins in the 16th day of the hear- ings, testified that Stevens, i hiring him, didn't even indicate th Army had a problem with the M> Carthy subcommittee. Jenkins wanted to know if Stev ens hadn't told Adams the Me Carthy inquiry into alleged sub version in the Army was "em barrassing to him "He did not, replied Ac ams. Jenkins asked whether Adam didn't know he had been employei as ".sort of a diplomat, a peace maker, a go-between" to handl the Army's relations with McCar short time later Pollard was trapped in the apartment house a few blocks from the theater. Ryd- strom, meanwhile, had caught a ab. Hundreds of police and thou- an "extremely important segmenl of our entire Wisconsin economy." He said there has not been "too much objective and realistic think- ing" in respect to the dairy pro- duction and surplus problem. The chief executive said farmers had agreed that research for de- velopment of new dairy products and improvement of existing ones was essential. He added that farm- ers felt that marketing and sales promotion also were necessary to solve current difficulties. "The accumulation of additional surpluses would not be favorable to our dairy he said. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and warmer tonight and Friday.' Low tonight 46, high Friday 75. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 73; minimum, 43; over loud speakers to come out. But there was only silence from the inside. Chief Young stripped off his jacket and put on a gas mask and went in. He searched every room and was climbing the attic stairs when he spotted Pollard. Cab in Trouble He yelled for Pollard to come out and then heard a shot. It was the shot, apparently, that went through Pollard's temple. But Young said he fired anyway to be sure Pollard wasn't firing at him. This was p.m. An hour later a taxicab company dispatcher tel- ephoned police and said "Cab 23" appeared to be in trouble. Police put out a citywide pickup for the cab. It was .spotted near an intersection about a mile away from the apartment house. The cabbie, John CasapuIIo, 28, said that when Rydstrom saw' the police cars he reached for his gun. CasapuIIo said he stepped on the brakes and jumped out. The cab rolled'into a parked car. "The Republican orators told us in the former President said, "that they were going to cure the world situation, and achieve peace, and slash defense. They said they were going to give us real peacetime prosperity. "Well, they haven't been very at it. "The world situation is just as critical and dangerous as it ever was, if not more so. Obviously, a change of administration here does not change the problems of Asia and Europe or the minds of men in the Kremlin. "And instead of having peace- time prosperity, the Republicans have given us a recession." suburban Farmington home today. The body of little Carol Timte was discovered by her mother, Betty, after more than 200 search- ers scoured the neighborhood and dragged two private lakes. State police said the girl appar- ently crawled into the accordion case, shut it, and suffocated. Carol was reported missing when she failed to appear for supper. Mrs. Timte made her agonizing discovery when she opened the case, to return the accordion. With her husband, Frank, a superintendent at a small Detroit factory, she un- knowingly sat only a few feet from Carol's tomb during the all- night search. township "I didn't know that then and don't know it Adams replied tion for the British demand that j sets 'tonight at sun rises to the two soviet majors leave. Soviet Ambassador Jacob Malik told the Foreign Office Wednesday his government rejected the charges against the two majors. noon, 70; precipitation, none; sun j Police said Rydstrom put the Landon is at present vacationing in Britain. The Foreign Office said he would not return to his post. morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) High temperature last 24 hours 68 at noon today, low 50 at a.m. today. Skies clear, wind calm, visibility more than 15 miles, dew- point 48 per cent, humidity 48, barometer 30.10. revolver to his head and fired as they converged on the cab. Frank Menke Dead CINCINNATI UP! Frank G. Menke, 68, internationally known sportswriter and authority, died today, of a heart attack in his hotel room. Defense Sec. C. E. Wilson, right, says goodby to Adm. Arthur Radford, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen, Nathan Twining, Air Force chief, just before he left for a three- week Far East tour. (UP Telephoto) Part of Duties He added that relations with "th McCarthy subcommittee, as with other congressional committees .were part of his duties but wer not the "primary" reason for his employment. Turning to the McCarthy investi gation of the Army radar labors tories at Monmouth, Jenkins a.skec whether the Army had suspended any employes as poor security risks before Sen. McCarthy began his inquiry in August and Septem ber of last year. Adams denied it was true, as contended by McCarthy, that al- leged security risks at the labora- tories were suspended only because of the McCarthy subcommittee in- quiry. "I think, sir, that is not Adams told Jenkins. Six Industrial Conferences Set ST. PAUL tfi Dates for a series of six regional industrial conferences in Minnesota commun- ities during June were announced today by Gov. Anderson. Noon meetings will be held in Duluth June 4, in Crookston June 7 and in Faribault June 9, with evening meetings set for Fergus Falls June 7, St. James June 9 and St. Cloud June 22. The governor plans to participate in most of the meetings, which have been arranged by the Depart- ment of Business Development and its advisory commission in cooper- ation with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce executives organiza- tion and local chambers of com- merce. I battle of Dien Bien Phu had serv- ed to delay Vietminh attacks on the vital Red River Delta and on Laos, Pleading with the National As- sembly for a vote of confidence, the premier said although the fort- ress fell under tragic conditions, its defense had not been in vain. The balky Assembly members Project May Be Finished In Six Years Idea Endorsed by Every President Since Wilson WASHINGTON (Si President Eisenhower signed the St. Law- rence Seaway bill today in a House ceremony, "Now work can begin on the great the President de- clared as he put bis signature to the measure which sets in motion a plan to bring ocean trade into the heart of the American conti- nent. With more than a score of Con- gress members and the Canadian ambassador, A. D. P. Henney, looking on, Eisenhower used nine pens to sign the bill. Three of them were made from wood recovered from old Fort De- troit in Michigan, which was the last of the British-held forts iu thia country. Congressmen Presettf Seated at Eisenhower's right as he signed were Sens. Ferguson (R-Mich) and Wiley On his left was Rep. Dondero (R- All three of the congress- men played key roles in enact- ment of the bill. Eisenhower said he was very happy to sign it and that he -vas particularly glad the Canadian am- bassador was present. The President himself announced plans for the ceremony at his news conference Wednesday. Altogether 43 members of Congress were in- vited. The measure authorizes the United States to join Canada in- building a waterway deep enough to let ocean ships sail from the Atlantic as far inland as Toledo, Ohio, by going up the St. Lawrence River to the Great Lakes. 6 Years to Complete Engineers figure it will take about six years to complete the project. There is talk about ex- tending the ocean channel all the way to Duluth, Minn, at the end of Lake Superior, but this will re- quire further congressional action. The seaway idea has been en- dorsed by every president begin- ning with Woodrow Wilson. Eisen- hower has supported the project on grounds it would help both this nation's economy and its security. The seaway will eliminate a navigation bottleneck in the Inter- national Rapids section of the St. Lawrence River which now allows passage of ships with only 14-foot draft or less. The project would deepen this to 27 feet and add necessary locks and canals. The 46-mile rapids, beginning near Ogdensburg, N.Y., will also are to vote on the confidence is- i be dammed to permit construe- decide the fate of the Laniel gov- ernment and possibly that of the Geneva conference as well. If 314 negative votes are cast at the ses. sipn, Laniel will have to resign. His coalition cabinet is rounding out its llth month in office an unusually long term in France. Much hostility' to Laniel still seemed in evidence in the Assem- bly at the start of the debate but the general sentiment seemed to be be would be continued in of- fice, at least a little while longer. Recounting details of the' estab- lishment of the northwest Indo- china fortress at Dien Bien Phu, its siege and its fall, Laniel said no government could have done more than his to help the besieged Bastion. "The battle of Dien Bien Phu marked the turning point in the resources available to the Viet- he asserted. He said the quantities of heavy arms and per- sonnel thrown in by the Vietminh were so great that the defenders of Dien Bien Phu were unable to lold their own, McCarthy Urges Telling Allies to 2uit Aiding Reds WASHINGTON Sen. McCar- hy (R-Wis) said in a speech Wed- esday that the United States hould inform its allies that it can- ot consider sending troops to In- ochina unless they promise to. cut ff trade in strategic materials Red China. "The blue chips are down in this ;ar" against Communism, the sen- tor said in an informal speech to le National Association of Plumb- ing Contractors between morning nd afternoon sessions of the Mc- arthy-Army hearings. McCarthy said the voters this 11 should demand of all candi- ates, Democrats and Republicans, firm commivinent that they will ght to end this "indecent, dishon- est and immoral blood trade." arate project being undertaken by New York state and the province of Ontario. Without the power project, the seaway would not 1-s economically practical. The seaway bill passed the House a week ago today. The Sen- ate, which took similar action in January, concurred Friday in mi- nor amendments made by the House. Thus came to an end a legislative tussle of many years in which the seaway plan had al- ways before been defeated. Power Project Out The power project, to be built concurrently with the seaway and designed to generate over 12 bil- lion kilowatt hours of electricity yearly, is not a part of the bill. A legal objection to New York's right to engage in the power pro- ject still remains to be resolved. This legal tangle is delaying the start of work for the time the builders want to be sure their effort isn't wasted. So the final weeks or months away. Some units of the power project may be in operation ahead of the five to six years estimated for the seaway, but all main planning of both projects has been completed. Robert Saunders, chairman of the Ontario Hydroelectric Commis- sion that will build the Canadian portion of the power project, has announced that his group is pre- pared to proceed "within a matter of hours" after all obstacles have been surmounted. New York Will Aid The Power Authority of New York, the agency that will join with the hydro commission in the construction, is proceeding prompt- ly with final engineering plans. U. S, cost of the seaway devel- opment is estimated at 105 million dollars. The bill authorizes a St. Lawrence Development Corp. to raise that amount through sale of revenue bonds to the Treasury De- partment. The bonds will be retired, through imposition of tolls on ships using the seaway, over a 50-year period. ;

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