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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Somewhat Cooler Tonight And Sunday NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 119 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 10, 1954 Weekend Society, i Church News Pages 8-9, 10-11 SIXTEEN PAOIS Seeks French, British Aid B II Asks Stn rowneii monger Laws to Cope With- CIO President Walter P, Reuther, right, chats with Bishop Barnard J. Sheil after the Roman Catholic bishop denounced Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) as a headline hunter in his address be- fore the UAW-CIO International Educational Conference at Chicago Friday. The bishop, referring to Sen. McCarthy as "the junior senator from said "We have been treated like coun- try rubes to be taken in by a city slicker from Appleton." (AP Photo) Joe Headline Hunter, Unions, Bishop Say CHICAGO tsv-The CIO and UAW, says President Walter P. Reuther, agree with Bishop Bernard J. Shell's criticism of Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) as a "noisy anti-Communist headline hunter." The bishop, in a speech before a UAW-CIO Education Conference Friday, said it is time "to cry out against the phony anti-Communism Delay in Making H-Bomb By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Sen. McCar- thy is getting ready to play his ace-in-the-hole. McCarthy served notice of this intention when he charged in his Tuesday night tele- cast that there had been an "eighteen month deliberate delay" in the development of the Ameri- can hydrogen bomb. "Traitors in the McCarthy im- plied, were responsible for the de- lay. i that mocks our way of life, flouts cur traditions and democratic pro- cedures and our sense of fair play." Replying to the bishop's address, which was cheered by some union members, Reuther said: "We are happy to join with you in this fight against political im- morality in America, Communists cannot be defeated by using their tactics. The 66-year-old bishop, an auxil- iary to Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Roman Catholic archbishop of Chi- cago, did not mention McCarthy by name. He identified .him as the junior senator from Wisconsin and referred to him as a "city slicker from McCarthy's home town. There was no comment on Shell's speech by Archbishop Stritch. Like- wise, in New York Francis Car- dinal Spellman and Bishop Fulton J. Sheen declined comment. McCarthy, in Tucson, Ariz., Fri- This new McCarthy tack comes as no surprise. A McCarthy inves- tigation of leading physicists has been anticipated in the American scientific community for months, ever since McCarthy began to build a "case" early last summer. In fact, even before McCarthy spoke, a private meeting of some of the leading physicists had al- ready been called, to take piace in Washington late this month, for the purpose of considering a con- certed counter-strategy. McCarthy will, of course, care- fully time his ace-in-the-hole, in .order to smother the smell of the McCarthy-Cohn-Schine mess. His ace must look to him like a sure winner. First, the subject matter itself guarantees the maximum sensation. Second, there actually was a delay in the decision to go ahead with the hydrogen bomb. Third, the physicists who were in part responsible for this delay are easy for McCarthy. Story of Battle The older generation of physi- cists lived their early adult years in an incredibly isolated and rari- fied atmosphere. In this atmos- phere, some of them (though by no means most) developed a truly monumental naivete about polit- ical matters. McCarthy will of course use such ancient acts of folly to "prove" a deliberate and treasonable design to delay American progress in the hydrogen field. If the real facts about the actual delay are not well understood, McCarthy may well get away with this fraud. The basic facts are well known to the present writers, since the story of the secret inner struggle over the hydrogen bomb first ap- peared in this space, and helped (Continued on Page 16, Column 1.) ALSOPS Would Outlaw Communist Party in U.S. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Atty, Gen. Brownell says the FBI, the Justice Department and the courts are ever vigilant but the nation needs more stringent laws to dig the Com- munists out of hiding. Brownell did not mention by name Sen. McCarthy whose Senate Investigations Sub- committee had done much of Con- gress1 Red probing. But the attor- ney general left the strong impres- sion, in a nationally televised speech last night, that he believes the law enforcement agencies of the executive branch and the courts are capable of dealing with the Red menace at home. And he said the operation of a law already on the books might, in effect, result in outlawing the Communist party through its own acts. Brownell's report to the nation, undertaken at the direction of President Eisenhower, brought ex- pressions of approval for his ob- jectives from both Republicans and Democrats in Congress. j But there were no clear indica- tions the attorney general's re quests for new legislation would generate action in the form he gested or, in some cases, any ac- tion at all. His speech was regarded in some quarters as an effort to take the play away from McCarthy's con- troversial Communist in govern' ment hunt. Brownell said: Praises FBI "The the Department of Justice and the courts are your agents in dealing with this Com- munist conspiracy. All are vigilant in their readiness to meet any move or emergency which the Communist party in America might precipitate." He said new laws are needed, however, "to destroy by legal, or- derly processes the Communist party in this country." The attorney .general said the country needs laws "to eliminate Communist control of any indus- trial organization or labor union in vital sections of our national He proposed the imposition of the death penalty for peacetime, as well as wartime espionage. In his program to meet the Com- munist "threat to our nation's he outlined also these proposals: Permission for an employer to dismiss from defense plants during a national emergency any person whose record shows he is likely to engage in sabotage or espionage. Measures to prevent witnesses from pleading self-incrimination as an excuse for refusing to testify. There have been proposals for a Russia Asks Time to Study Disarmament West Solidly Behind Plan For Conference By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. With recent U. S. hydrogen bomb tests injecting a "new note of ur- the West today was solidly behind a proposal for private talks among the Big Four and Canada on worM disarmament. Russia asked for time to study the plan. The dramatic proposal to take such arms discussions out of the public eye, where they have proved jnly a deadlock of propaganda ex- changes, was made yesterday by Britain's Sir Pierson Dixon before the U.N. Disarmament Commis- sion. day was asked to comment on j law that would permit the govern the bishop's speech. He said he had not seen his comments and added, "If I spent all my time reading the attacks that are made on me, I'd do nothing else." Paul G. Hoffman, board chair- man of the Studebaker Corp., told the union members Friday night that some of the nation's basic rights are being challenged. Sen. Lehman Friday night said Sen. McCarthy is "relatively un important" as a man and that McCarthy's power is waning. "It is the forces which he (Mc- Carthy) represents that have made him die threat to our civil liber- Lehman said. The New York Democratic sen atur expressed his views in a let- ter to the Chicago meeting of the Americans for Democratic Action. Contending McCarthy's power is waning, Lehman said however that the forces behind McCarthy still are strong. "These forces must be Lehman said, "The motley assem- bly of groups who comprise these forces must be opposed. The un- derlying elements of public fear and hysteria which give opportun- ity to these forces must be over- come." He did not identify the groups behind McCarthy. N.Y. Shipbuilders Return to Work CAMDEN, N. J. on the midnight shift at the New York Shipbuilding Corp. returned to work today after settlement of a four-day work stoppage which had idled about men. The workers voted unanimously last night to terms of an agree- ment between the company and Lodge 801, International Brother- hood of Boilermakers, ending a dispute over the suspension of 57 union officers following a brief walkout last Friday. ment to grant immunity from pros- ecution to witnesses, who could then be ordered to answer ques- tions. Though their testimony could not then be used against them- selves, it might help catch "higher- Most delegates expected the Rus- sians finally would agree to the secret talks. But some observers wondered whether Russia might not be preparing to insist on Red China's participation. Soviet Delegate Andrei Y. Vi- shinsky said he would have to re- serve until later his comment on the British proposal, which got prompt backing by the United States, France and One member of the commission said be understood Vishinsky had sought the delay because he had not received instructions from Mos- cow in time for yesterday's session. In an obvious reference to the latest American H-bomb tests and the chain reaction poetical furor they have set off around the world, Sir Pierson said in introducing the plan "there is a new .note of ur- gency in the world today. We must redouble our efforts." The plan calls for creation of a five-power sub-committee consist- ing of the United States, Britain, France, Russia and Canada to try to find a solution to the disarma- ment and atomic control problem which public debate has failed to solve the past eight years. Chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. seconded the British proposal, as did Henri Hoppenot of France. Lodge said the U. S. was prepared also to give careful atten- tion to any proposals the Soviet union is ready to make. Calling for air-tight agreements which would insure international inspection and control of arma- ments, Lodge declared: "We shall never consent to any shadow agreement which would gamble with our security, nor should we expect the Soviet Union to do so. Only a real agreement is worth anything to either of us.' Lodge also suggested the sub committee might consider a recen cal by India's Prime Minister Nehru for an immediate stand-stil on all further hydrogen bomb tests State Litterbug Campaign Launched MINNEAPOLIS Minne- sola Izaak Walton League today launched a "Keep Minnesota Clean" campaign. The drive will be centerec against littering of roadsides, parks and lakeshores. George Laing league president, said the aim is "to educate the public as good outdoor housekeepers." Charlie Grimm, manager of the Milwaukee Braves, waves to the crowd at the station as the Braves were welcomed back to town Friday. Pitch- er Jim Wilson is shown carrying his daughter, at left, and Del Crandall, catcher, is in back of Wil- son. (UP Telephoto) Jim i. Not To Be Outdone by mere humans these members of the Oakland Dog Training Club, Oakland, Calif., currently readying for obedience taials, take time out from their busy curriculum to mode! the latest in dog-finery in preparation for the Easter Parade. Styles shown run the gamut from veils to ribbons, and each is suitably matched to the wearer's furcoats. (AP Wirephoto) Sneak Attack on French Airships At Dien Bien Phu HANOI, Indochina UFi The French said today Vietminh com- mandos staged a sneak attack on the main airstrips at Dien Bien Phu Friday night and blew up the northern section by placing bamboo poles stuffed with nitroglycerine under the field's steel matting. The damage was repaired today despite a continuing artillery barrage. However, planes have been un- able to land at Dien Bien Phu for some time because of the heavy Vietminh shelling and the French have had to supply the fortress by parachute. Depiste the steady hammering of key French positions there was no immediate indication that a fresh general assault was immi- nent. Thousands of the enemy troops also pushed their intricate system of foxholes and trenches closer to the barbed wire barricades and bunkers protecting the fortress. In some places the Vietminh edged to within a few hundred yards of key defense positions. A wild onrush aimed at over- whelming Dieji Bien Phu's defend- ers was expected within four or five days, it was believed this third attack would be a do-or-die effort to win a victory before the April 26 Geneva Conference on Korea and Indochina. Nation's Economy Firming Up Now, Ike Aide Asserts Paid Union to Avoid Mill City B usinessmen Testify MINNEAPOLIS congressional subcommittee continued its hearing into labor matters here today after being told Friday by three businessmen they had paid out as much as to avoid union troubles. Donald Gabbeit, head of an appliance firm, said he had paid in initiation fees and dues to Tony Schullo, secretary-treasurer of local 638, AFL Teamsters Union. Gabbert said the money after pickets were placed in front of his store. He said that the later were withdrawn but that he had never signed a contract with the union. Schullo, called to the stand, re- fused to answer any questions be- cause he said answers might tend to incriminate him. He said he took this stand because his federal in- come tax returns were under in- vestigation. Sylvester H. Cargill, president of Associated Activities, Inc., a firm handling mail c o n t e st s, among other things, said he had paid Schullo a total of at various times because "I feared the union." Cargill said that payments were made in cash when he met Schullo in one of their cars and that no receipts were given by the union leader, Andrew Mollner, manager of the Miriam Collins Palm Beach Cos- metrics Co., testified that he had paid a total of to two other teamsters locals, 194 and 548, al- though none of his employes were Bank Robber Who Broke Jail Caught in Iowa DBS MOINES Russell Jarvis, 29-year-old fugitive wanted for trial in two bank robberies, was captured at gunpoint today as he drove up to the Farmers Savings Bank at the nearby town of Mitchellville. Two deputy sheriffs who had been lying in wait after receiving reports of a strange car in the Mitchellville are seized Jarvis before he could offer resistance. They said he was armed with two guns. The captive first denied he was Jarvis but the Federal Bureau of Investigation said a check of his fingerprints showed he was the man. Jarvis is from Richmond, .Did. members. He said he- understood j Mitchellville is only a few miles the payments were to "insure that other unions let us alone." Louis Block, St. Paul, who said he was acting president of local 548, testified he knew nothing of the purported Mollner payments. from Bondurant where Jarvis is charged with staging the armed holdup of a bank last Dec. 18. Jarvis was one of five men who broke out of the Hamsey County his request for a union election, MOORHEAD, Minn. UP) Dr. j quoting Connolly as saying "he wa Gabriel Hauge, administrative as- sistant to President Eisenhower, said here Friday night that the nation's ecpnomic picture is show- ing "very encouraging signs of firming up." If it doesn't, Dr. Hauge said, the administration is ready with "an entire storehouse of plans" to bolster business. He addressed an audience here under sponsorship of th Concordia College lecture series. He said the president of the local, I jail at St. Paul, Minn., March 28 Gerald Connolly, had turned down after the group overpowered two present trend toward improvement reverses itself, Dr. Hauge said. The program includes public works tax policies, augmented activity by several government agencies and action through the Federal Reserve System. WEAJHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and somewhat cooler tonight and Sun- day. Low tonight 34, high Sunday 58. LOCAL WEATHER 'Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 67; minimum, 38; noon, 67; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 65 at noon today. Low 50 degrees at p. m. Friday. Other noon scattered layer of clouds at feet; visibility 15 miles; wind from the west north- west at 20-miIes-per-hour with gusts- o 25; barometer at 29.98, rising; humidity 48 per cent. running the local and for me to mind your own business." Downey Rice, subcommit- tee counsel, said his agents had been unable to find Connolly to serve a subpoena on him. Today a produce company off- icial told the congressional investi- gators he made loans totaling to two union officials dur- ing a 1949 strike but denied the loans resulted in any concessions. The witness was Jack Sabes, secretary treasurer of American Fruit and Produce. He testified he made loans of each to Sidney L. Brennan, Minneapolis, international vice president of the AFL Teamsters Union, and Gene Williams, busi- ness agent for Minneapolis Team- ster local 544. In each case the loan was to enable the men to buy new Cadillacs. He said the loans were repaid. Asked if the loans resulted in special consideration or special concessions he replied that if any- thing his company was treated "a little worse" than anybody else. Rep. Hoffman asked whether he was dissatisfied with the loan transactions and Sabes replied that he was not. In response to questions, Sabes said he couldn't remember saying during the strike that it could be settled for Rockefeller Gives Million for Redwoods SACRAMENTO, Calif. D, Rockefeller Jr. is contributing one million dollars to help buy a stand of giant sequoia red- woods in Calaveras South Grove for a state park, Gov. Knight's office said yesterday. jailers. The FBI described him as "dangerous." At the time of his escape at St. Paul, Jarvis was awaiting trial Wants United Front Against Indochina Reds To Visit London Monday, Fly To Paris Tuesday By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER and JACK BELL WASHINGTON of State Dulles said after a confer- ence with President Eisenhower today that he is flying to Europe to seek British and French cooper- ation in forming a united front that could end the Communist threat to Southeast Asia. "This government believes that if all the free peoples who are threatened now unite against thii threat, it can be Dulles said in a statement at the White House. Dulles spent about half an hour talking with his1, chief on the ur- gent mission to try to persuade reluctant British and French gov- ernments to join in "united action" in advance of the Geneva confer- ence. The secretary is scheduled to take off from Washington in an Air Force plane at 5 p.m. CST, reach London late Sunday, fly to Paris Tuesday and return here by the end of next week. In his statement Dulles replied European criticisms that thai United States is becoming more belligerent toward Southeast Asia in its efforts to bolster the French and Indochinese native struggll against Communism in Indochina. Unity of Free Wills "Our he said, "is not to prevent a peaceful settlement at the forthcoming Geneva confer- ence, but to create the unity ot free wills needed to assure peaceful settlement which will in fact preserve the vital interests of us all." He said he was making the trip to promote a "full understanding" of the American proposals for a united front" because that would be more satisfactory than exchang- ing written messages. The cabled exchanges had in fact resulted in a serious division of opinion be- :ween Britain and France on one hand and the United States on the other. Dulles can show to the British and French colleagues whom he ii rying to win to the U. S; plan: 1. Outspoken backing from Pres- ident Eisenhower. 2. Good wishes for Dulles from members Of also in- timations that some U. S. law- j makers favor a financial crack- down on allies who do not fall in with U. S. plans. 3. The first formal acceptance of the bid Dulles made to nine countries to join the United States in a front of free nations against the Red menace. Thailand's am-" bassador, Pote Sarasin, yesterday brought to Dulles word of the de- cision by his country, which bor- ders on Indochina. Leaves Tonight Dulles takes off from Washington in an Air Force plane at 6 EST for London. After conferences there with Foreign Minister An- thony Eden and Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill be plans to fly to Paris Tuesday to continue the on a charge of robbing the First I discussions with Foreign Minister National Bank of Cannon Falls Georges Bidault. Dulles is sched Minn, of Deputy sheriffs Don Newquist and Robert Lyons said that when Jarvis started to park they cov- ered his car from both sides with a machine gun and a riot gun. Sheriff Tom Reilly said Jarvis "obviously was all set" to etage another bank holdup. The deputies found two revolvers in his belt. Reilly said the car Jarvis was driving bore plates stolen from a car in London, Ohio, last Sunday. ulded to return to the United States Wednesday. The official State Department an- nouncement said Dulles' talks in London and Paris, "will concern themselves with questions relating to the Geneva Conference" on Ko- rean and Indochinese peace settle- ments. This conference is due to open April 26, with the Western Big Three, Russia and Red China in attendance. President Eisenhower bids goodby to Sec. of State John Foster Dulles who left Washington for Europe today to press for "united action" against any new -Red Chinese aggression in Southeast Asia. Dulles discussed last-minute administration strategy- aimed at prodding Britain and France to join in a warning to the Reds. (UP Telephoto) ;