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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Generally Fair, Continued Mild Tonight, Sunday River Stage Noon Today 11.15 Friday 11.75 N1NETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 149 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 15, 1954 UOHTEEN PAGES F ranee. U.S. on Indochina McCarthy Asks Full Story of 'Top-Level' Talks Freighter Aground The Freighter Omar Buban of Porto Cortez, Honduras, sailing under the Panamanian flag, went aground Friday off Cape Hatteras, N. C. The man in the breeches bouy is Ru- dolph Stamps, a Honduran seaman. All men aboard were saved. (AP Wirephoto) f L Ike Says Free Men Will Win If United in Common Cause Demands Role Justice Dept. Played in Case McCleHan Warns Administration Denying Senate Facts Members Of The Commission for choosing the site for the planned U. S. Air Force Academy are shown with local and state officials at Otis Air Force Base, Falmouth, Mass., Friday before be- ginning their tour of the Otis area. Left to right, Crocker Snow, chairman of the Massachusetts TODAY Monitored Talks Key To Hearing By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP Joseph R. Mc- Carthy's own behavior is the best proof that he greatly fears the out- come of the McCarthy Army hearings. The reason is obvious. McCarthy to afraid of the monitored tele-j -V phone conversations that show ex-1 eisewhere actly how he and his staff beat the! Address in Honor of Armed Forces By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON Ei- senhower, in an Armed Forces Day address, has declared that "free men can do anything when they are united in a common cause and set their hearts to that executive to na- JohnA. Beale Named Badger State Forester I APPLETON, Wis. new state forester to implement Wis- Althouth the chief made no reference suggested compiling a written rec- ord of the Army's troubles with McCarthy's office over Schine. consin s long-stalled forestry reor- This record later grew into part 1 ganization program was selected by' the Army's charges against policies or international events, his talk reflected a back- of worry over the Commu- U. S. Army over the head to get special favors for Pvt. Schine. And sooner or later, these conversa- tions are likely to be put in evi- dence. So far there has been nothing vivid, nothing sharp and pungent, to give the whole country an un- forgettable picture of McCarthy and company in action. The ob- scenity, the gross impropriety, the caked threats, the shameless ar- rogance, have all been testified to by Secretary of the Army Stevens and others. But the full nastiness of the whole business has not yet come to light. The President spoke informally at a dinner last night marking the yearly observance of the missions of the armed forces. He said that "all sorts of things bother us the terrible power of destructive weapons the uncontrolled ruthlessness_ of un- bridled ambition." Reasons'for Hope But Eisenhower looked back through history and found reasons the Conservation Commission Fri- day. The appointment of John A. Beale, affirmed without dissent by four commissioners with one ab- stention, was the first action by Acting Director L. P, Voight after the commission told him he was empowered to straighten out the department's tangled affairs with- out interference. WASHINGTON WPI Sen. Mc- Carthy (R-Wis) demanded today :he "complete story" of any part :he Justice Department played in triggering Army charges that he ;ought favored military treatment for Pvt. 'G. David Schine, a for- mer aide. And Sen. McClellan sen- or investigations subcommittee Jemocrat, said that if the Eisen- hower administration blacks out details of a Jan. 21 top-drawer con- 'erence on the McCarthy-Army dispute it will have to "take the for denying senators he facts." The double-barreled demand on .he administration came on the leels of testimony 7th day in the televised proceed- the executive branch of he government has clamped a se- recy lid on the now-famous hud- dle in the- Justice Department. Attending the January meeting there were Atty. Gen. Brownell and Deputy Atty. Gen. William Rogers, White House Chief of Staff Sherman Adams and White House aide Gerald Morgan, U. N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., and Army Counselor John G. Adams. John Adams, who testified to this Wednesday, said Friday he; Rv RORFOT R -riirvutu a ss stsuwas i JSHiEris statement that Sherman Adams in tne Geneva talks to give care- ful study to Russia's sudden shift in position on an Indochina peace settlement. The Allied group also took time put to chart its strategy for a ser- ies of secret bargaining sessions with the Communists on the Indo- china issue. Western sources voiced hope the Soviet switch and the closed door talks next week will bring the three-week-old parley to the hard bargaining stage and discourage the Reds from using it as a prop- aganda forum. Aeronautical Commission; Norman Cook, chair- man, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; Gen. Carl Spaatz: Lt, Gen. Hubert Harmon; Brig. Gen. Charles A Lindbergh, and Richard Preston, chair- man of the Massachusetts Commerce Commis- sion. (UP Telephoto) Russians Switch Position on Plan For Indochina the senator and two of his assist- ants. McCarthy said he wants to find out, among other things, if Rogers was one of the "moving forces" in getting the Army charges roll- ing against him. McCarthy has ac- cused John Adams and Secretary of the Army Stevens with using Schine a-s a "hostage" in attempts _e............. to halt an investigation of alleged 1 Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Communists in the Army. The Army's charges of improper The forestry reorganization pro- pressure in behalf of Schine Qic gram was outlined more than two; also directed against the subeom- years ago and was approved inlmittee's counsel, Roy M Cohn January, 1953, by the commis- and its staff chief, Francis P' sion when it appointed C. L. Har- Carr McCarthy has stmnprl --dii.ivii.udii.iiy nas -stepped rinstnn arrin? fnrpstor i ao ai_ ling j.ui C3LC for hope that democratic forms of j erj faiiure of the actual government would survive, as they had before. He said: "It is well to remember what! eled at the department's recent "in- chairman while S P e. swirl of i- i JiJ IV U1C 3 Wl tion to materialize has been a tar-[ charges and counter-charges get of considerable criticism lev- President Eisenhower ton Just that, will quickly to, the dictatorships of j terdivisional disputes. however, when and if the monitored conversations are introduced. Noth- the past, that seemed as great and terrible in their time, on down _ ing is so telling, nothing is so I HlrouP Romf and Khan, bleakly convincing as a page-full HlUer and of human talk, set down -as the I Im ali words came from the mouths of Eisenhower's reference to free the speakers without comment or elaboration. If advance reports do not mislead, the introduction of men united in common cause fol- lowed another address at the same dinner by Deputy Secretary of De- these conversations should dispel fense Robert B. Anderson who the last, lingering doubts about i spoke in similar vein. the need for the dirty-linen-wash-1 Anderson said "it is of trans- ing that is now going on. The senators of the investigating committee, the Army strategists, and those who have observed the cendent importance to us and to our Allies that we join in a col- lective effort, to the end that the Communist aggressors be held to hearings from the start, all line where they. are.now, and that these monitored telephone con- versations are the real clew to the mystery of Sen. McCarthy's tactics to date. To understand the position, the different classes 01 documents must be understood. First there are the documents prepared by the Army original report on the Schine matter to Sen. Potter, and the fina statement of charges filed with the investigating committee. Both these are public property. Second, there are the memo- randa of McCarthy's and his staff's dealings with the Army. These were prepared by Army counsellor John Adams, as he has new testified, by direction of the President's Chie'f of Staff, Sherman Adams. These memoranda have not been publish- ed as yet. They paint a far uglier picture than the Army's public documents. But they do not give the story verbatim, and many of them depend on John Adams' un supported recollections. The existence of the two first sets of documents were well known to McCarthy and his staff before the hearings began. Even the Adams memoranda probably caus- ed no great qualms. After all, if these memoranda were introduced in the. record, the issue would be no more than the memory of Adams aaginst the memory of Mc- Carthy and Roy Cohn. Then, at the very beginning of (Continued on Page 18, Column T.) ALSOPS that there be no further gains per- mitted in any area." Beale, a member of the Cooper- ative Forestry Division who has been on leave studying for a mas- ter's degree in public administra- tion at Harvard, will replace Har- rington. Harrington has held the job on a temporary basis since it was set up. Eisenhowers Weekend At Mountain Retreat WASHINGTON (m President and Mrs, Eisenhower drive 60 miles today to spend the weekend at Camp David, their retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. They plan to return Sunday. Eisenhower touched off an ovation-at an Armed Forces Day dinner Friday night with what many listeners regarded as a ref- erence to publicity displayey has- sle. Molotov uncovered the new Rus- sian position yesterday. He agreed to international supervision of any Indochina peace settlement. Molotov proposed supervision by a neutral nations commission with- out naming the nations he had in mind. Previously the Russians had backed Vietminh proposals for a mixed commission of Communist _____ and non-Communist Indochinese. nr spokesmen reacted cau- to the Russian move al- Presidential Board Rules in Rail Dispute WASHINGTON presidential emergency board today recom- mended granting health-welfare, vacation and holiday pay benefits worth 150 million dollars annually to one million railroad employes. The board turned down other demands made by the 15 rail unions in the case, most of them. AFL. The board also approved a num- Narcotics Ring Member Slain In Chicago CHICAGO bullets cut down a member of a huge narcotics ring last night, just as he had feared. He was slain in the same violent manner as was the leader of his gang last month. At that time he told police he was marked for death. Police said- at least two other members of the gang have re- ceived death threats and own shadows.'1 her of rail management demands. The board was named by Presi- dent Eisenhower last December to head off a possible nationwide rail strike. The unions had made no pay increase demands but confined their program to "fringe" requests. The case has been in negotiation for a year. Today's report to the White House was the culmination of the board's study. The unions involved are non-op- is, made up of rail- way workers who do not actually operate trains. Included are yard, clerical, maintenance and construc- tion workers. Chief Recommendations These were the board's principal recommendations for a settlement: 1. Hospital, medical and surgi- cal benefits for employes financed jointly by employes and carriers. The unions had asked for inclusion of family members in the benefits and that costs be paid solely by employers. 2. An extra week of annual va- cation for employes with 15 years UUUMV LU uie ivussian move ai So was Frank Coduto, 47, shot! more service. The present Sough a French dSion source 1in the back the head I maximum vacation time for 15- J-iciiv.il suuit-e j____ ,..._ ___. vonr pmnlnuoe ic turn uroot-c said it represented a concession on "a most important" point. Thousands Welcome Elizabeth II Home By COLIN FROST LONDON (.-PI Weary, happy Queen Elizabeth came home today to Old London and the cheers of i millions. Her 6-month, globe-gird- The Nation's First Big Jet transport plane, a 9S-ton swept-wing plane in the 550-miles-an-hour class, is rolled out of Boeing Airplane Company's Renton plant near .Seattle after christening by Mrs. William B. Boeing. The new jet stratoliner is described as "tanker-transport first of a line that may be used to refuel jet bombers in flight and eventually as commercial airliners that will carry 80 to 130 passengers. (AP Wirephoto) ling tour of the Commonwealth ended in raptures of welcome. From the deck of the royal yacht Britannia as it inched by the Tower of London, the 28-year-old mon- arch caught sight of her mother among the yelling crowds on the pier and waved a cheery greeting. Prince Charles and flaxen-haired Princess Anne, who joined the ship at Tobruk, leaned over the rail alongside the Queen and her hus- band, the Duke of Edinburgh, and waved too as tug whistles tooted the welcome home. i The Queen photographed the wel- come, to wind up her camera record of a trip in- tended to strengthen the bonds of empire. Millions of Britons swarmed cliffs and banks along the River Thames to watch the Britannia's 50-mile trip to London from the sea. Ships and boats, jammed with men, women and children waving their welcome, dotted the river. Royal Air Force jet planes whooshed past in an official salute. London pulsated with excitement that rivalled the atmosphere of coronation day last June. Queen Elizabeth, who lost weight during the trip and had a work- worn look, stood on the saluting platform above the Britannia's bridge for 2 hours and 20 minutes, with her husband at her side, dur- ng the royal yacht's 12-knot pro- gress up the Thames. In, his excitement, little Prince Charles' appeared to lean too far over the rail as the three- master pulled alongside Tower pier. His father pulled-him back. night as he drove his car in a i southwest side street. His body was employes is two weeks. 3- Pay for holidays not worked. sprawled in the middle of the I Employes now get time and a half street, a few feet from his car, i P2? when tney work a holiday. _. i bargaining and govern- ment mediation efforts coEapsed at 1919 W, Cullerton St. Police said he appeared to have toppled out of the driver's seat. Coduto was driving to a social center to pick up his wife, Ellen, 40. She told police she had seen him coming and was leaving the center when she heard shots. She was the first to reach him. "Apparently he was shot by someone he knew and said Lt. Matthew J. Mandernack. "He shot him from the back seat, of the car, the same as Anthony tape." Pape, 40, was the alleged leader of the narcotics ring, which federal agents described as doing 10 mil- lion dollars a year in wholesale dope operations. Pape was fatally shot and his brother, James, 36, was killed on April 10 as they were riding in the front seat of James' car. Their slayers have not been found. last Dec. 28, a strike threatened saYe fortress. Tensions May Hurt Plans to Defend Europe French Seek to Determine Extent Of American Aid By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (fl appeared to be developing today between the American and French governments over Indochina Communist gains in the war im- pose new strains on American and French nerves. Diplomatic authorities here privately concerned about the danger of injury to French-Ameri- can cooperation in Europe as well as in the Far East. The problem which they foresee s how to keep forthcoming talks on Indochina policy of the two countries from turning into exer- cises in blame-fixing for the un- favorable course of the fighting. The secret talks are to take place in Paris initially between American officials and French eaders. A French spokesman here said it was "imperative" to have be discussions in order to deter- mine just what American policy oward the Indochina War is. Bisic U. S. Policy The talks will be concerned with the possibility of interna- ionalizing the war, which means 'ringing a number of other nations nto it the United States and with American conditions or considering intervention. Secretary of State Dulles told 'rench Ambassador Henri Bonnet week ago that conditions which Dulles had outlined in a recent peech were basic American pol- cy. Last Wednesday Bonnet noti- icd Dulles that the French gov- rnment, then facing a confidence rote, would like to consult with he American government about the whole situation. The way was leared when Premier Laniel got narrow confidence vote Thurs- day night. Meanwhile m il i t a r y reports make it clear that the Communists n northern Viet Nam are no longer perating a6 guerillas but are a ull fledged military force. This uts enormous pressure on the rench government, as the gov- rnment of immediate responsibil- y in Indochina, and on the Amer- an government, as the one out- de agency which has the military ower to do something about the tuatipn if it conceives that to be ssential to American interest. Dangers The danger which some diplo- atic experts now see is that the rench government may maneu- er to pin responsibility a< far issible on the United States, and at American officials may en- age in recrimination against the rench. There is already evident in rench quarters a tendency to talk bout the failure of the U.S. ad- inistration to do anything but Ik so far. There is a tendency emphasize the American turn- down of a French request for air aid in bombarding the Communist attackers of Dien Bien Phu last Easter. The French then argued that American air strength could Frank Coduto and President Eisenhower appoint ed a special panel, headed by For mer Chief Justice Charles Loring of the Minnesota Supreme Court to study the case. Loring now lives in Tucson, Ariz. Recommendations of such emer gency boards, named under the National Railway Labor Act, usual ly form the basis for settlement of rail labor disputes although they are not binding in themselves. No wage demands are involved but the unions asked employer paid medical, hospital and surgical care for workers and their fam- ilies, plus a minimum paid- up life insurance policy; more lib- eral vacation, Sunday and holiday pay, and free pass privileges. (t Hurt as Blast Levels Creamery PITTSFIELD, Wis. em- ployes of the Pittsville Creamery and a boy living upstairs were injured today when an explosion heard four miles away demolished the building. A Marshfield hospital attendant, where the injured were taken, said only one victim was hurt serious- ly- The men working in the cream- ery said the blast and flash flames "seemed to come right up out of the floor." Fire Chief Vick Kleifgen said the explosion might have been a gas blast. He estimated damage to the two-story brick and frame cream- ery building at or better." The walls of the 40 by 80 foot building collapsed and the wall of an adjoining telephone com- pany, warehouse was knocked in. On the American side there is apparent a tendency to stress that the French were never villing to bring the United Nations into the war and thereby get a moral sanc- tion for wider action. The French were not willing either, the Ameri- cans say, to give the United States a hand in training responsibilities in Indochina. And there is obvi- ously an American tendency to criticize French conduct with the military operation and blame the French for letting affairs get in the state they are in today. The fact is of course that what has made the great difference in the war, as both Dulles and top French officials have pointed out, is Chinese Communist help to the Vietminh rebels. This has assured their training and equipped them with artillery and other weapons to make possible their transforma- tion into regular troops. That has changed the character of the war in Indochina. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and 'air, continued rather mild to- night and Sunday. Low tonight 48, high Sunday 75. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 80; minimum, 54; noon, 76; precipitation, trace; sun tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No, Central Observation) Max. temp. 75 at noon today. Low 58 at a.m. today. Thjn ivercast- at feet with visi- lility 15 miles and wind at 8 m.p.h. rom the SSW. Barometer 29.90 ailing and jmmidity 41 per cent.   

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