Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Cold Again Tonight; Sunday Fair, Warmer Weekend Society, Church News Pages 8, 10-11 NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 113 SIX CENTS ?ER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 3, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES N.D. Mother, 6 Children Burn to Death Mr. And Mrs. John McDonald, frantic with fear that their baby was lost in the pounding surf near their beach home at Hermosa Beach, Calif., turned to each other as they raced up and down the beach Friday. The child, Michael, 19 months old, had strayed from the fenced yard of his home a few minutes before. A pass- erby told police she saw the tot in the water. The boy has not been found and presumably was swept out to sea. (AP Wirephoto) TUTTLE, N. D. A mother and six children burned to death today in a fire that destroyed their farm Lome nine miles north of here. The victims were Mrs. Elmer Miller and her, sons and daugh- ters. First reports, received at the Tuttle telephone exchange, includ- ed few details except that Miller and his eldest ;ion, Elmer Jr., about 15, were doing farm chores when the fire occurred and escaped Ivoters wlU elect a injury. justice Tuesday in a non-partisan Steele County authorities were j election that probably won't lure investigating. j more than 25 per cent of the There are no telephones in the state's eligible voters to the polls vicinity where the Millers lived, justife Roland J. Steinle, 57, of Small Turnout Expected For Badger Voting State Will Elect Supreme Court Justice Tuesday By ARTHUR BYSTROM MILWAUKEE l.fl Wisconsin and Roy Benson of the telephone exchange said he was unable to get further details immediately. Wauwatosa, and William H. Dieterich, 56, Hartford attorney, The Tuttle fire department the contestants in the only dispatched to the Mi.-'pr farm when [statewide race, word of the blaze .is received, but the fire had gained so much Time to Stop Calling Names, Adlai Advises By LATHAN M1MS CHARLOTTE, N. C. Stevenson said last night the Re- publicans should "stop calling names and start tackling problems that confront us." In a 45-minute address to more than cheering North Carolina Democrats, the 1952 presidential candidate listed the Indochina War, headway that efforts to control it were futile. Outer Defenses Of French Fort Wrecked byReds HANOI, Indochina French defenders of Dien Bien Phu still held the heart of the There has been very little ac- tivity by either candidate and as there are few local issues that have caused interest not more than of the state's esti- mated eligible voters are expected to cast ballots. Steinie was appoimcd to the high court late last year and took of- fice Jan. 1, succeeding Justice Oscar M. Fritz, who resigned. As Fritz' term would have expired in January 1955, Steinle, in this elec- tion, seeks the full 10-year tearm, starting next January. Judge in Milwaukee Steinle was a circuit judge in Milwaukee for 13 years before his appointment. He is a graduate of Marquette University's Law School, and a veteran of World nswers Criti cs o f Sea battered northwestern Indochina fortress early today. War I. J-oramunique Dieterich also is a Marquette i-j graduate and was special assist- ant attorney general of Wisconsin day night to break through the TOD AY Indochina Showdown In Making By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON The news from Indochina only increases the im- portance of the commitment the President and Sec. Dulles publicly i_.j..i f f "ttjii, dLt-ui o.i uj. last-ditch defenses had faded. In jn 1937-38. He sought the post of --Mtldal, waves infantry braving attorney general unsuccessfully as growing unemployment, threat of murderous French fire, the Com-1 a Progressive in 1942 and 1944 and 1 rnunist-led rebels had pushed to j as a Republican in 1946, 1948 and cra-U950. He also is a past state com- atomic war and America's eco- nomic future as grave problems facing the nation today. Stevenson referred to "the frus- tration of the (Republican) legis- lative program, the division, the feuding, the name calling, the timidity, and the impotence" as a "distasteful spectacle." He then questioned "whethei- the Republi- can party is capable of govern- ing the nation or whether its ir- responsible opposition in the past has disabled it for the present." He said "The ghastly (hydro- gen bomb) explosions have pointed up thu imperative neces- ter in some places. The outnumbered French Union garrison clung desperately to a narrowing patch of trenches, bunkers and barbed wire. But they mander of the Disabled American Veterans. Steinle and Dieterich qualified for the election in the March 9 primary when three men sought Wounded Defenders of beleagured Dien Bien Phu in Indochina were hastily treated at open air first aid posts when thousands of screaming Communist troops broke through the town's west- ern defenses and advanced to a point only, yards from the heart of the fortress' Friday. (UP Telephoto) in AT-nTrn J mL nllclJ Llll CC 111CU auuKlll fg At Ser' The the nomination. Steinle had in-endlessly. Vietminh casualties soared I In addition to a Supreme Court as i justice the voters will name cir- in the Indochina poin up u mperave neces- n e nocna ar n vint sity for desperate efforts to con-! French aTmy source estimated and .g rue trol the unknown demons that lurk in the atom. And yet for weeks I the Vietminh have lost 1 or wounded since they swept j Flfth District Race the Fifth Circuit, Crawford Ike Turns to Senate to Save Housing Plan WASHINGTON la the House, the Eisenhower admin- istration looked to the Senate to- day to rescue its low-rent public housing program. An allegiance of Southern Demo- crats and many Republicans fought shoulder to shoulder yesterday in repelling persistent efforts of last week. Although French government j and weeks our national life is pre-1 on the fortress in mid-! County Judge James P. Cullen, Northern Democrats and Reoubli I Marph Tho I Proirio HIT Thion lir LllclII ueiuULrdU> dllU nepUQll neither the Congress nor the country seems to realize it, America now stands publicly occupied with Republicans quarrel- 1 March. The French claimed 1 Prairie du Chien, and Richard W. ing over the discharge of a dentist I of those were killed. Orton, Lancaster, will seek the can leaders to write at least part End GOP Rule Now, Humphrey Tells DFL By JACK MACKAY ALBERT LEA, Minn, a keynote address opening the 1954 convention of the state Democratic-Farmer Labor party, Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey today called on delegates to "clean house all the way down the line" in Minnesota's GOP rule. Humphrey also ripped into the record of the national Republican administration, and charged that the GOP's "Great Crusade" al- ready is "a burst bubble of shat- tered dreams and broken prom- ises." After summing up what he term- ed an "inventory of costs of na- tional Republican the key- noter said he did not want to leave iricoiueuL yuuiic nuuoJJiti by the Army and we wait from The French have not announced judges post left vacant by the Pr0p0sals into a general housing" ,j__. ...i.- ;_ nwn Inccpc Vinf ihoir 1 rpsicrnnfmn nf Ti7r3rtn AffliiiT. U7 committed to united military what' tion to win the indochinese War, if this becomes necessary. "Unit- day to day to decide who is lying ed action" was the milder phrase that Sec. Dulles used in his Over- seas Press Club speech. But his warning that this ''united Action" might "involve serious risks" showed plainly what he meant. This interpretation of Dulles was in turn supported by the way the Accusing the Eisenhower admin- istration of resorting to slogans and sales campaigns, he charged that the nation has not been "get- ting straight talk from our lead- The former Illinois governor said the administration has used "this merchandising technique" to get their own losses, but they are re- i resignation of Judge Arthur W. bill. Dorted "hpflvv TCnnn nf T.anpflstar Tha of the President's public housing out "Minnesota's Republica own tired and regime, now President handled the problem at I headlines over the announced with- his press conference. And this in- terpretation has been given by the State Department, in reply to the drawal of the 7th Fleet from For- mosa, over "howling about the se- cret sell-out at Yalta and Pots- anxious official inquiries made by dam" and over talk about a "bold, the British and French. Assurance Necessary I new dynamic foreign policy of 1 'liberation' for Eastern Europe." Why, first of all, did Sec. Dulles! Yet, he asserted, all these pro- feel forced to offer this enormous-j grams came to naught. ly important and far-reaching commitment at this time? Some observers, including these report- ers, have been warning that such a step would be necessary for many weeks. But until very re- cently, the State Department did not share this unpleasing view the situation. "Pres. Stevenson said, "will have to make his choice between uniting his party and uniting his nation. So long as his party is constituted as it is at present, he cannot do both." He noted the division within his own party in 1952 and said "more ported "heavy. The most serious threat to the fortress loomed in the northwest- ern sector of the dust bowl plain, where the Vietminh hold one posi- tion for launching attacks. It was feared a massive charge from there and a break through might carry the attackers into the key center area. Kopp of Lancaster. The term tor six years. After a tw0-day battle, the legis- lation was passed, 352-36, without Heavy and violent Vietminh as-1 Harvey L. Neelen and State Sen. saults raged throughout the night, I Roman R. Blenski, Milwaukee increasing in tempo in the early I Democrat, are seeking the post, hours before dawn. But French guns for to interest rates rp, i nas uaoocu, W1U1UUL _ Three outstate circuits have the any public housing feature and incumbents running without op-' J c- position. They are in the sixth, Lincoln Neprud, Viroqua; Jlth, Carl Daley, Superior and 12th Harry S. Fox, Janesville. In the new Second Circuit, I0th Branch, Milwukee, District Judge h f Senate will come to its aid. hammered i for tne third branch, where Cir- i Last; year for on GI home loans from the present 4H per cent maximum. In other housing fields, including slum clearance, the bill went to the Senate pretty much as the admin-1 istration wanted it. I Recent history gives the admin-1 istration grounds for hope that the i can leadership while we Democrats _-Ti___ ,_ safplv pnarnpn trip natinnal nptm Famous French Test Pilot Dies In Jet Crash PARIS A French jet fighter crashed today at the Melun-vil- laroche Airport within 165 feet of auiinuiatiLiuii ill uie auiLeiiuuae cti -p. r, j r, home that says nothing and does! Duncan Sandys, Britain's minister o uuu UV _r eiii-iriliap nnH showing signs of dry rot from within." "The burden upon he asserted, "is compounded by having rs Warns Charges Against Lawyer Must Be Proved Senator Hopes Investigation Can Begin April 12 By C. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON (fl _ Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said today it would take "solid" information of bias to de- prive Samuel P. Sears of his job as special counsel for the investi- gation of charges exchanged be- tween Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and Army officials. And the senator indicated doesn't expect such information to be produced. Mundt, acting chairman of the Investigations subcommit- tee, said in an interview he has no present intention of calling a meet- ing Monday to go into allegation! that Sears has publicly shown him- self to be an admirer of the Wis- consin senator. Mundt said he wants Sears to set up his office and go to work with the subcommittee on ground rules" for the in- vestigation. The probe, ordered March 16, has been delayed while a search for a counsel was conducted. Latest target date men- tioned was April 12, But develop- ments related to the McCarthy. Sears Army row con- tinued in several directions: 1. Department an- nounced last night it had referred to the Justice Department for "appropriate further case of former Maj. Irving Peress. Peress, a New Yorlc tion in Washington that says much and does little, and a Republican administrtion ill the statehouse at Declaring that Minnesota "could of state Republi- them back. The French command i cuit Judge Elmer W. Roller, 52, .substantially ;faces_Civil Judge Myron L. Go safely guarded the national j Humphrey then said: "Those days i afo nriTir__awH it'e tima frv to the same as Friday night. !don, 36. The answer to the riddlp is nth i and more Southern Democrats" me answer to tne iiflQle is returnins tn the nartv "aftPr er simple. Public men rarely do immensely disagreeable things un- til they have to. When Gen. Na- varre took command in Indochina, he produced the Navarre plan, which was "a plan for whose chief qualification for office seems to be the accumulation of large fortunes during times of Democratic prosperity Although the evidence was to the! "For my Part> the lost sheep contrary, the State and Defense] are welcome back." He said he Departments kept hoping against respected the motives "of those hope that the Navarre plan might! who going and corn- work after all. That phase only j ing. But I hope the South won't ended when Gen. Paul Ely came j get the habit of issuing round-trip to Washington for his recent talks! tickets." with President Eisenhower and the I Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Ely had just been to Indo- china to inspect the situation on behalf of Defense Chiefs of Staff. He had come back via Paris, where he had talked with the lead- ers of his government. He brought the word to our government that there was no hope of victory in Indochina, at least with the means now at the disposal of the French Command there. In these circum- stances, he stated that French pol- icy must be to secure a negotiated settlement at all costs. j No Fighting Line There is no fighting line in Indo- china as there was in Korea. The enemy is everywhere, and if the French withdraw, the Communist force's will enjoy absolute predom- inance. Thus any local "negotiat- ed settlement" must surely Crookston Fire Cause Unknown, Jurors Decide and lead rather a final, total Communist victory in Indo- china, with all its catastrophic con- sequences throughout Asia. The message of Gen. Ely was th _ certainly highly unwelcome to an a monthL before flre- CROOKSTON, Minn, (.fl Death of eight persons in the Northwood Inn here a week ago was due to a "fire of unknown a cor- oner's jury ruled Friday. Jurors also found that" the hotel management had complied with all laws and regulations relating to fire protection. C. H. Cherry, Detroit Lakes, a deputy state fire marshal, told the jury that he had found everything at the hotel in order during an inspection as late as March 4, lesg administration, that had been hop- (Continued on Page 16, Column 1) ALSOPS Attorneys at the inquest repre- senting estates of some of the victims indicated that civil suits I may be instituted. This Tangled Wreckage is what is left of a 1948 sedan when the driver, Angelo R, DeGuisa of Wyandotte, Mich., drove onto a Chesapeake Ohio Railroad crossing in Detroit and was struck by the passenger train at right. The car was jammed against an oncoming freight train. DeGuisa and an unidentified woman passenger were killed. (AP Wirephoto) are over it's time ing public housing during the fis- j house aU the down fte cal year. The Senate bill, passed later, provided for 35.000 units, j Tne senator told the delegates Conferees of the two houses got together and fashioned a unit compromise. However, the administration this year will be without the help of Sen. Robert A. Taft a potent ally of public housing sup- porters in past years. Taft died last summer. In one area the House gave the President even more than he asked for. Its bill would let the Chief Executive drop down payments on home loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) be- lt's time for the people of Minne- sota and the rest of the nation to run off a balance sheet on the cost of 15 months of Republican ad- "Let's take stock. We're stock- holders of this self-styled 'business- man's administration.' Let's de- mand an honest accounting from the management, and see what we're getting for our money." Humphrey then listed what he termed "costs to you and me and every other American': "Outright giveaway of the great low the levels he suggested. off-shore oil and gas resources that Before the bill was passed, the belonged to all of the 48 states and public housing dispute was re-! not just Republican moneybags of solved by the House when it de- Texas, California and Louisiana feated on a 211-176 roll call vote "Loss of revenue from the oil a Democratic motion Eisenhower just what to build 140, 000 new units spread in increments of over the next four years In this last-gasp move, 127 Demo crats were reinforced by 48 Repub licans and 1 independent. They were beaten by 150 Republicans and 61 Democrats. Loan Association In Minneapolis Robbed of MINNEAPOLIS Locking wo officials and a customer in a ault, a gunman robbed the Peo- les Federal Savings Loan Assn., 27 Marquette Ave., of an estimated late Friday, President James C. McKercher nd R. K. Gillard, eecretary of ie firm, said the thin-faced ban- it entered the office about 3 p.m., randishing a gun. He ordered the wo into a back room after ascer- aining that no burglar alarm was cated there. While he was riflinp the tills, erry Ross, a customer, entered, e was ordered into the back room gunpoint and, with the other o, was locked in the vault. to give I and gas resources of the continent- he had al shelf that should have been decicated to education and schools 165 million dollars worth of schools, for example that the fed- eral Office of Education says Min- nesota needs. "Higher consumer costs such as gas rates right here in Minnesota of supplies and rearmaments, and Rene Pleven, French defense min- ister. At the controls of the plane, a French-made Mystere IV, was the famous test Pilot Col. Constantin Hozanoff. He was killed. Sandys arrived in Paris Friday to attend an air demonstration of France's latest model jet fighter. Shanty Section Of Pusan Swept By Fire, 40 Dead PUSAN, Korea three-hour fire swept through a refugee- crowded shanty section of this port city today, leaving 40 persons.dead and at least homeless. About 100 persons were injured seriously enough to require medi- cal assistance. Nine hundred fam- lies lost their homes, Array offi cials said. Search crews probed the smold ering rubble for additional bodies Army civil assistance agencies began moving supplies into the fireswept area, including blankets for the homeless. American and Korean firemen battled for three hours to check the flames which for a time threat- J.WJL a LJ.1A ttt L" as a result of the packing and ened the largest Army quarter- stacking of the nation's regulatory j master depot in Korea. Two Ko- agencies by big gas and oil mt- j rean warehouses were destroyed crests. Higher Interest Rates "Higher interest rates on public and private financing, costing America's taxpayers over 300 mil- lion dollars in fiscal 1954 and the American creditors and business- men well over another billion. "Tightening of credit, that more ian any other factor has precpi- tated a recession -taking its toll in thousands of business enter- prises and creating unemployment 'or around four million, with under- employment of thousands upon ncusands more. "Wiping out nine billion dollars n farm assets within one year of laggling and hedging over cam- paign promises to America's farm-' :rs, climaxed by offering no better 'uture hope than the discredited. flexible price support program just (Continued en Page-14, Column 2) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and cold again tonight. Sunday fair and warmer. Low tonight 10 to 12, high Sunday 44. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 28; minimum, noon, 23; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight, at- sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations} High temp. 26 at p, m, Fri- day, low ten at a. m. today, noon 21, skies overcast at HUMPHREY hour, barometer 30.53, falling slow- ly and humidity 47 per cent Joseph N. Welch, above, a Boston attorney, has been named by Defense Sec. Wilsoa as special counsel to handle the Army's case in the forth- coming Senate hearing on the Army McCarthy feud. (UP Telephoto) _ dentist, several times refused to answer questions about possible subversive connections, claiming the privilege of the Fifth Amend- ment to the Constitution. Asks Fair Hearing He was called to active duty as an Army dental officer, promoted and honorably discharged. McCar- thy contended he should have been court martialed, Peress said McCarthy's state- ments about him were "nonsense." Last night he said that "Wherever this matter may be brought, I expect to get a fairer hearing than before Sen. McCarthy." 2. The Defense Department an- nounced also the naming of a spe- cial counsel to present "the facts on behalf of the Army" at the forthcoming hearings. He is Joseph N. Welch, a native Primghar, Iowa, but, like now a lawyer practicing in Boston." Welch, 63, said he conceived his role was to develop "the pertinent facts, whether they help or hurt" and that he had been promised Eull disclosure of all such material. Officials said he was serving out compensation or expense re- imbursement. He is a graduate of rinnell CoEege and Harvard Law School and says he, has had no connection with the Army since World War I. John G. Adams, the Army gen- eral counsel, like Roy Cohn, the regular counsel for the investiga- ions subcommittee, is involved personally in the charges and countercharges to be probed.