Winona Republican Herald, May 18, 1954

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Continued Cool" Tonight And Wednesday River Stage Noon Today 9.50, Monday 10.00 NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 151 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 18, J954 HOHTEEN PAOIS State Wants Waterworks Moved Mundt Asks Ike to Modify McCarthy-Army Hearings May Not Be Continued Republicans Vote Recess Despite Democratic Objections By JACK BELL WASHINGTON LV A cloud of uncertainty hung over the future of the McCarthy-Army hearings to- day. One thing was sure: Presi- dent Eisenhower could dispel the cloud. But it seemed doubtful he would choose to do so. Acting Chairman Mundt (R-SD) of the Senate Investigations sub- committee arranged an afternoon conference with Atty. Gen. Brown- ell to discuss the issues. He was under instructions to seek some modification in a pres- idential order forbidding disclosure to the subcommittee of discussions strictly within the administration of the row between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and high Pentagon of- ficials. The order was prompted by re- fusal of Army Counselor John G. Adams to give details of a Jan. 21 conference Adams said was at- tended by .White House aides and other high officials. McCarthy said it appeared that the charges against him were- "conceived and instigated" then. Several subcommittee members expressed doubt that the hearings, recessed until next Monday, will ever be resumed unless the Eisen- hower order is altered. Termed 'Iron Curtain' McCarthy termed the order an "iron curtain" and "this cover- up." Asked by newsmen whether he would refuse to testify in the bearings if the directive stands, he replied: "I would not speculate on what happens in that event." Mundt said the decision to re- cess the hearings, voted by the four subcommittee Republicans over the objections of the three Democrats, contains nothing which "even remotely implies a discon- Historic Decision of the U. S. Supreme Court, handed down in bringing an end to segre- gation in schools, will have effect in 21 states. The states, which now maintain "separate and equal" schools for Negroes are shown in the shaded area DECISION FAR-REACHING of the map. The Supreme Court voted unanimous- ly to outlaw racial segregation in public schools in these states as a violation of the 14th amend- ment to the Constitution. Vast Social, Economic Problems Confront South Russia Blamed For Agitation In Guatemala Arms Shipment From Poland Being Unloaded CARRIGNAN 2 Women Die From Overdose Of 'Love Potion' LONDON Scotland Yard says a 44-year-old office manager has confessed he fed chocolates doctored with an aphrodisiac to his pretty stenographer in hopes she would yield to his advances. The dose was too big and she and an- other girl who also nibbled died. The manager, Arthur K. Ford, was brought into court Monday on a charge of manslaughter grow- _ ing out of the death of Betty By NORMAN CARRIGNAN Grant, 27, the object of his desire, WASHINGTON OP) Iand her co-worker in Ford's of- authorities said today they are con- June Malins. tinuatioa good." of these hearings for By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON momentous Supreme Court edict, that segre- gation of Negro and white children in public schools is unconstitution- al, confronted the South and Bor- der states today with vast social and economic problems. But an actual end to segregation still is months and perhaps years away. There were those who .said it would never by one device or another the South would get around the Supreme Court de- cision. But others predicted a peaceful, if gradual, compliance. generation of litigation." Senators Sparkman (D-Ala) and Holland (D-Fla) said it may be years before school segregation ends in the South. The states most directly affected are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louis- iana, Maryland, Mississippi, Mis- souri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West the District of Columbia, Some- thing like two thirds of the na- tion's Negroes live in the 17 states. Three other Mexico, Wyoming and but The court declared unanimously not segregation. The yesterday that segregation "solely I Supreme Court ruling affects them on the basis of race" violates the who urged caution, patience and moderation. Others took the rul- ing grudgingly or even bitterly. Said Sen. Eastland vinced Moscow has turned loose Communist agitators to foment strife and chaos in volatile Cen- ral America. This belief, U, S. Diplomats said, s based on recent developments in 'osta Rica, Nicaragua and Hon- duras and climaxed now by an :pparently large shipment of rms to Guatemala from Commu- dst-controlled Stettin, once a Ger- man port but now incorporated nto Red Poland. The State Department an- ounced late yesterday that an nspecified quantity and type of rms now are being unloaded from cargo ship of Swedish registry t the Guatemalan port of Puerto arrios. The announcement said that: "Because of the origin of these rms, the point of their embarka- on, their destination and the uantity of arms involved, the De- artment of State considers that lis is a development of gravity." Arnu Blocked For a number of years the United States has blocked all arms sales to Guatemala. It has re- peatedly charged too that Guate- Ford was returned to jail pend- ing a further hearing next week. Detectives said Ford told them he dosed the sweet with the sexual stimulant (cantharidin) and gave a piece to Miss Grant. "We were very fond of each they quoted the confession. "She kept putting me off and I made up my mind to give her cantharidin to stimulate her desire for me. I cannot say how Miss Malins got the other piece except that it must have been by acci- dent." w Dr. Hastings To Head Medical Policy Group ST. PAUL M) Dr. Donald Hastings, head of the division of psychology and neurology at the University of Minnesota, today was elected chairman of the five-mem- ber State Medical Policy Commit- Court Reverses Jelke Conviction, Retrial Ordered NEW YORK conviction of Minot V. (Mickey) Jelke on charges of compulsory prostitution was reversed by the Appellate Di- vision today and his retrial or- dered. The court held that Jelke, heir to a manufacturing fortune, was deprived of a "fair and impartial trial" because certain portions of the hearings were closed to the public. The decision was by a 3-2 vote. The Appellate Division is the ap- peals division of the State Supreme Court. "The South will not abide by nor is the center of Communist obey this legislative decision by a political court. We will take the truth in an exchange of charges between McCarthy and Secretary of the Army Stevens and their aides. The Army side has accused McCarthy and two staff employes, Roy M. Conn and Francis P. Carr, of using improper pressures to try to win favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine. Schine was an unpaid consultant to the subcommittee until he was drafted last November. McCarthy, who normally heads the group, has stepped off it for this inquiry. McCarthy and his two aides have countered that Stevens and Adams used Schine as a "hostage" in (Continued on Page 4, Column 6.) HEARING Tax Claims Filed Against State Firms ST. PAUL ffl Bureau of Internal Revenue has filed tar claims against two Minnesota con cerns, it was revealed by the cler of U.S. Court here today. A tax lien for was 1'ile against Harrison R. and MiW.re Ware, doing business as the Pine wood Club, Highway 8 and County Road 1, New Brighton. The claim is for miscellaneous taxes for 394 through 1953. The Tubular Micrometer Co. St. James, is named in the othe complaint in which the govern ment charges due for with holding and employment tax for the year ending Dec. 31, 1953. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair and continued cool tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 42, high Wednesday 55. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 Hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 67; minimum, 46; noon, 63; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 66 at p. m, Monday. Low, 47 degrees at a. m. today. Noon 62, broken layer of clouds- at feet, visibility 35 miles, wind from the northwest at 10-miles-per-hour, barometer at 30 falling slowly, hu- midity 45 per cent. whatever steps are necessary to retain segregation in education." Rep. Winstead (D-Miss) called it a "tragic ruling" but too surprising in view of "the caliber of men" on the court. Sen. Russell said the court has become a "pliant tool" of the executive; branch of the government. Eisenhower administration, as did the Truman administration before it, had urged the court to outlaw schools for Negroes appear to be a.s good as those for whites. The court said segregation of itself deprives Negro children of equal opportunities. The justices tempered' the im- pact of their ruling by holding off a formal decree to put the decision into effect. More arguments were ordered for next fall on how and For purposes of yesterday's de- j segregation.) The decision, Russell cision, cases involving Delaware, (said, was a "flagrant abuse of Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia judicial power agitation in Central America and that its government is "playing the Communist game." Looking back over unrest in Cen- tral America during the past six weeks, American authorities said they believe the signal for this activity came from Moscow late last year. At that time, they recalled, Gua- temala's three top Communist leaders visited Moscow. tee. The committee was created by the 1953 Legislature when it abol- ished the post of state mental health commissioner and provided instead for a medical director. The medical policy committee was set up to advise the public welfare commissioner, Jarle Leir- fallom, on patient care, person- nel training, treatment and other operations in the mental hospital program. Dr. Ralph Rossen, the state's Australians Unwitting Spy Informants CANBERRA, Australia The Petrpv spy documents list two and possibly three members of Austra- lia's House of Representatives as having unwittingly given informa- tion to Soviet agents, the Royal Commission on Espionage was told today. The commission's counsel, W. J. Windeyer, made the revelation dur- ing the second day of preliminary hearings into the story of Russian spying in Australia told by Vladi- mir Petrov, former Soviet Embas- sy third secretary here who quit the Reds and was given political asylum. The counsel said one of the docu- ments turned over by Petrov relat- ed to American and Japanese in- terests in Australia. He said it was 37 pages long but did not disclose its contents. He .said one of the two members of Parliament definitely mentioned in the papers as unwitting infor- mants was from the Liberal-Coun- try party government coalition and the other was from the opposition Labor faction. Since then, they said, these first .and menta! health corn- began in last December. were repeated Segregation in the schools was the one big issue at this term of court. And when the decision came, reaction ran the range from when the decision should be car-1 mild to acid, within Congress and ried out. So, pressing down on the 17 Southern and Border states where segregation is compulsory are weighty problems of remodeling school systems, reorganizing school districts, readjusting and reassigning teachers, changing school bus routes and building more schools. More Legal Tangles If some states or communities or school districts should balk at complying with the Supreme within the states involved. Gov. James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, a former Supreme Court justice, said he was shocked by the decision but urged "all our appointed in the Franklin D. Roos- evelt and Truman administrations. Gov. Herman Talmadge of Georgia said the decision made the Constitution a scrap of paper, "blatantly ignored all law and usurped from Con- gress and the people the power to change the Constitution and m Jaws' to make grave

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