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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Rain Late Tonight; Rain Or Snow Wednesday Be An Early Goodfellow NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 9 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 1, 1953 TWENTY PAGES D Royalty and Paul Giel got together during the football banquet Monday night at tie New Oaks. Left to right are Jeanne Reince, Miss Snow Flake of the Winter Carnival; Giel, and Judy Murtinger, Miss Steamboat Days. A crowd of 668 persons attended the which Giel and members of the football teams of Winona State, St. Mary's, Cotter High and Wi- nona High .were honored. For additional pictures and stories on last night's banquet for Giel see sports pages, (Republican-Herald photo) 'WARMED OVER SPY' Senator Wants to Keep Pressure on Democrats By G. MILTON KELLY I "serious situation within the Jus- [never approved such a plan. Hoov- WASHINGTON Welker tice Department itself." ler also said White's promotion to (R-Idaho) said today that as a result of the Harry Dexter White case the Democrats "will be eat- ing 'warmed over spy' for a good time to come." He aimed the remark at Stephen A. Mitchell, Democratic national chairman, and Clayton Fritchey, deputy chairman who have been j assailing Republican handling of disclosures about White's promo- tion in the Truman administration. "We'll have some more revela- tions for the American Welker told newsmen as he ar- rived to attend Senate internal se- curity subcommittee hearings to- morrow atjwhich a former asso- ciate of White is to be questioned. On a radio broadcast last night, Fritchey accused Brownell of putting the FBI into politics in the White case while "pulling it out of crime busting." "It seems to he said, "that Brownell is interested in pulling the FBI into politics with one hand two federal judges are it out of crime bust- ing, on the other hand." the International Monetary Fund made it more difficult to keep a watch on him. Fritchey said last night he thinks Hoover was distressed by being brought in as a witness. Fritchey called upon Brownell to explain why the Justice Depart- ment had not ordered the FBI to help Colorado's U. S, Dist Atty. Charles Vigil conduct an investiga- _ ,A j Justice Department in a grand Silly Statement jjury investigation of labor union Internal Revenue convictions against Fritchey said he referred to (A) tion of jury tampering. Vigil, with a Denver federal judge's criticism nf of the Justice Department for re- fusing to let the FBI help in a jury-tampering case, and (B) an appeal to Brownell, apparently un- answered, from a federal judge in St. Louis for more help from the of Service, won two men. Lattner Noses Our Giel for Heisman Award NEW YORK Latt- Notre Dame halfback, to- day was awarded the Heisman Memorial Trophy, generally re- garded as sports greatest indi- vidual award. Paul Giel of Winona, Minn., the Minnesota All-American was second, just 21 votes behind Latfner. The tribunal of sports author- ities gave Lattner votej and Giel The award it made annually by the Down- town Athletic Club of New York City. '53 Stale Traffic s Exceed Disaster Tolls By JOE F. KANE Associated Press Staff Writer ST. loss of life in such tragedies as the San Fran- cisco earthquake, the sinking of the battleship Maine and the Cocoanut Grove fire has been exceeded in the first 11 months of this year by the Minnesota traffic toll. No disaster in the state's history took as many lives as the 596 lost on the slate's streets and roads since January. Last year, during which the toil through November was about 20 per cent below the 1953 count, traffic 'accidents took 48 lives in the state during December. By March 27 this year the traffic toll was 97, the number of lives lost in the state's worst marine disaster when the steamer Sea Wing sank on Lake Pepin near Red Wing on July 13, 1893. On July 11 the toll reached 266, the same number lost when the U. S. battleship Maine exploded in Havana harbor on Feb. 15, 1898. The nation's worst mine disaster on Dec. 6, 1907, at Monongah, W, Va.. took 361 lives. Minnesota's traffic toll this year reached 361 on Aug. 23. j Cloquet and Moose Lake werej destroyed on Oct. 12. 1918, by fires i hat swept through Carlton County, tilling 453. The San Franciscc earthquake and fire of April 1906, took 452 lives. The state's traffic toll reached 452 on Sept. 27. Depot Set Afire One Man Was Killed and a railroad depot was destroyed by fire Monday night at Buffalo, Minn., when cars of a Soo Line freight train crashed into the depot at 40 miles per hour. The impact was great enough to derail at least-12 cars. (UP Tele- photo) Welker said Fritchey had made "the silliest statement I've heard I've been in the Senate" in alleging Sunday that Atty. Gen. Brownen had reopened the White case to divert attention from a FormerGovernor Of Michigan Dead In Plane Crash BATTLE CREEK, Mich, if, Sigler, who rocketed to the Michigan governor's chair seven years ago after a sensational grand jury expose, plummeted to his death late yesterday in a fiery plane crash. Three companions died with him. Sigler's own four-place plane, threading its way through a dense fog, snagged onto a guy wire sup- porting a 540-foot television tower. The impact sheared off one wing and sent the fuselage hurtling into a woods three quarters of a mile away, where it crashed snd burned. The 59-year-old Republican ex- governor presumably was at the controls. The other victims were Sigler's secretary, Mrs. Ruth Prentice, 41; her sister, Mrs. Virginia Schuyler, 28; and Mrs. Schuyler's husband Harold, 37, of Lansing. The crash scene was near Augus- ta, in northeast Kalamazoo County. Sigler and his party were re- turning from a combination busi- ness-pleasure trip to Louisiana. It was believed that because of the fog Sigler might have been coming in for a landing at Kellogg Field, only three miles from the In the mid-1940s Sigler, as spe- cial prosecutor for a one man state graft grand jury, was re- sponsible for indictments against more than 100 legislators and lob- byists. Many of them went to pris- on. Bribe-takin'g to influence votes was exposed. After a bitter feud over contin- uance of the grand jury, Sigler took a fling at politics in 1946. By a thumping majority of 000 votes, he defeated Democratic incumbent Murray D. Van Wag- oner. But after one two-year term, Sig- ler was unseated by present Dem- ocratic Gov. G. Mennen Williams' by votes in a surprising political Mosedive. He returned toi his law practice in western Mich-! igan. racketeering. Swing at Mitchell Welker also took a verbal swing at Mitchell for having said two weeks ago that "I don't think the people will eat warmed over spy." The senator said: " my pre-1 Chance to Return Given Allied POW By MILO FARNETl PANMUNJOM Allied war prisoners who haven't come home diction that Brother Mitchell will tomorrow begin considering their big choice democracy or Commu be eating 'warmed over spy' for nism. a ood i to co" a good time to come." werg today for L? N interviewers to start talks r n j Aaua wcic luuuv lui niLtji vtcwtri b lu The issue of alleged communism with 30 Of the 328 South Koreans who have not returned, in government has oounced back After South Koreans are fin- f rtj.iei LIIC OULILU -ivuietiiis die nil- jinto front-page prominence since 11 davs of interviews f J" Mhe S. teamfwil. they po- Nov. 6, that former President Tru- 1 sibly the most important o{ Communists.'; their job_trying to win back 22 man promoted White m 1946 in Ute face of report from the FBI Americans one Briton. relaying accusations that White was spying for Russia. Truman, in a nationwide radio- The big question is. How communists wooed back only about 3 per cent of the television address denounced the Chinese and Koreans they have in- accusations as political trickery, a humiliating propa- He said White had been retained in government service so as not to jeopardize an FBI investigation of White and others. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover testified to the inter- nal security subcommittee, headed by Se'n. Jenner that he ganda walloping. An Allied officer said he be- lieves the 30 ROKs would agreee to come out for the first day's talks. The Allied effort .will open with five South Korean interviewers, one at each of the fire explanation sites requested. The Communists "We want all of the prisoners UP to three men in each ex- listed as pro-Communist to get I planation tent, but the repatria- freedom of a U. N. commission allows the Allies mand spokesman said. j only five at any one time. "We want .people al; over the I Seme of the ROK prisoners are world to understand that the UNCj known to be dedicated Communists is willing to give these prisoners i who will never return. Burnquist Rules No Dance Permits Where Liquor Sold ST. PAUL UP) No public dance hall permits may be issued to a place in which intoxicating liquor or "spiked" drinks are consumed Atty. Gen. Burnquist. ruled today His opinion was prepared in an- swer to a question from Arnold W. Heneke, McLeod County at- torney. Answering another question, the attorney general said it would be legal to serve 3.2 beer in a building housing a public dance hall pro- vided there were no direct inside connection between the dance hall and the room where beer was served. The attorney general added that it would ne illegal for a waitress to take orders and bring beer from another building into a public dance hall. In another ruling to C. V. Joki- nen, Kinney village attorney, the attorney general said it would be legal for the village to issue reve- nue warrants to be paid off from liquor profits to establish a mu- nicipal liquor store. Rain, Snow Seen For Midwest Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wet and cool weather appeared the outlook today for wide areas from the Far Northwest to New England. The cool air also dipped into parts of the Southland. Light snow fell in the eastern Great Lakes region and snow mixed with rain hit areas in New York state and into southern sec- tions of New England. Showers fell in the Pacific North- west with showers and snow across parts of the northern and central Rockies. Rain and snow was in prospect for Midwest areas after an expected warming during the dav. Firemen From 11 nearby towns were called to heip put out the fire at Buffalo, Minn., Monday night that destroyed the rail- road depot and threatened to destroy the grain elevator above, (UP Telephoto) Van Fleet Denies Candidacy Rumor MIAMI, Fla. report last! night that President Eisenhower Firemen Attempted to extinguish blazing wreckage of a plane which crashed during a heavy fog after striking a TV station tower 9 miles west of Battle Creek, Mich., Monday afternoon. Kim 5 Sigler, former governor of Michigan; his secre- tary, Mrs. Ruth Prentiss and her sister and brother-in-law were killed. (AP Wirephoto) cold spots today with readings in iome areas between 10 and 15 above. Wrong Man Killed By Mental Patient DETROIT Wl Dr. Edward D. Spalding, 60, a noted heart spe- cialist, left his office in Detroit's Professional Building Monday and tepped into the busy street. A few minutes later he lay dead on the pavement, police said, shot by a former mental patient who got the wrong man. Barely half an hour later, two rookie patrolmen grabbed John Sherback, 51, a few blocks away. In Sherback's pocket was a list of persons he had condemned to death, they said. Spalding's name was not included. The Miami Herald said the Pres- Alligator Wins Wrestling Match DANIA, Fla. alligator wrestler was badly terday when he stuck his head in a gator's mouth and the animal clamped his jaws shut. William McLellan, 20, of nearby s p e c t a screamed in horror. Orman Dennis, master of cere- monies at the Dania Chimpanzee Farm, and William's younger brother James, 17, leaped into the pit and pried open the gator's jaws. Sixty stitches were taken in Mc- Lellan's face an'i neck. He had been wrestling alligators for a m Be a Goodfellow Previously fisted..... A friend frw, Arcadia 2.00 Republican Herald Publishing Co. 500.00 Mr. and Mrs, Leonard Moore ...........___ 10.00 Total Friends frc-m Waumandee clothing Man Killed in Derailment at Buffalo, Minn. Flaming Wreckage Starrs Fire in Nearby Elevator BUFFALO, Minn. Wl Wrecking crews' early today recovered the body of a man killed Monday night when the derailed cars of a Soo Line freight train plowed into and set fire to the depot here. The victim was Jack Johnson, 45, grain elevator employe who was visiting Jim Robeson, the station agent, when the building; was suddenly demolished. Robeson was not hurts Volunteer firemen from nine naarby communities, were credited with controlling the ensuing blaze, started by the upset depot stove, and preventing a much heavier loss. More than a score of freight cars were derailed in the wake of a carload of utility poles which first left the tracks to slam into the depot and bring its almost instantaneous collapse. Cars were telescoped and tossed over an estimated 600 feet of trackage, much of which was torn up. Those first derailed were about in the middle of a 100-car train bound for the Twin Cities, 35 miles southeast of here. Witnesses said the train wai traveling at about 45 miles per hour when the derailment came. Buffalo, in Wright County, hai population of about The flaming wreckage set to the Osborne McMillan Elevator which is near the depot, but was quickly extinguished by firemen manning some 20 rigs that reported at the scene. Johnson was em- ployed at that elevator. Firomen were summoned from Annandale, Rockford, Monticello, Howard Lake, Montrose Albert- ville, Delano, St. Michael and Win- sted to aid the Buffalo department. Dulles Answers McCarthy Blast At Foreign Policy WASHINGTON W-Secretary of State Dulles, in an evident retort to Sen.. McCarthy said today tnat President Eisenhower and he "do not propose to throw the assets of Allied coop- eration "by blustering and domin- eering methods." Dulles did not mention McCarthy by name but he said he was com- menting on widely publicized cri- ticism to the effect that the United States speaks in. too kindly a man- ner to its Allies and has sent them "perfumed notes instead of using threats and intimidation to com- pel them to do our bidding." McCarthy used the words "per- fumed notes" in criticizing admin- istration foreign policy in his na- tionwide address of Nov. 25. In a news conference statement, Dulles said the administration re- jected "arrogant" methods and the use of demands which the United States would turn down if such de- mands were made upon it. He said it is bases shared with Allies which make possible the peace-keeping threat of atomic re- taliation by the United "against the vitals of Russia." The secretary of state said spoke with the support of the Pres- ident who was aware of the state- ment he made. Dulles had a conference with the President at the White House only an hour or so before his meeting with newsmen. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy and warmer with occasional light rain late tonight. Wednesday cloudy with rain or snow turning colder. Low tonight 34, high Wed- nesday 40. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 38; minimum, 20; noon, 36; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 36 at noon today; min. 22 at 7 a.m. today. Noon 36. Thin, broken layer of clouds at feet. Visibility 15 miles wind from the east southeast at 12 miles an hour, barometer arid falling, humidity 60 per cent. 1 ;