Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy, Colder Tonight; Wednesday Fair, Colder Hurry You Good fellows NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 21 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 15, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Be a Good Fellow Following is a list of contri- butions to the Goodfellows fund to date: Previously A friend 2.00 Botsford Lumber Co. First National Bank and employes 100.00 Four wheeled 1.00 Dr. Robert Tweedy 10.00 Winona National and Savings Bank officers and employes........ 57.50 Merchants National Bank employes 65.50 Diocese of Winona Mr. and Mrs. Sid Topness, Whalan, Minn. 3.00 Friend from Kellogg 5.00 Walter C. Busse 2.00 Areni Shoe Co........ 25.00 Dolvin and Bob Boardman 3.00 In Memory of Grand- and Tommy 5.00 Dennis and Stephan, Lamoille 5.00 Tommy and Patricia Walchak 1.00 Grandma and Marie 2.00 Winona Textile Mills 10.00 Sandilou Baker 10.00 A skates. Gay Ulbrech popcorn and clothing. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. bags of popcorn. Dr. G. L. Mrs. Glenn Anderson, Canby, Minn., clothing. T. J. R. J. Williams family clothing, shoes, skates and boots; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Treder, Lewis- Soroptimist Club, doll dressing dolls. Federal District Court clerk Edgar Alstad today swore in George Rapp as new United States District Attorney for West- ern Wisconsin. Rapp replaced Frank Nikolay. (UP Telephoto) TODAY American POWs Spurn New Pleas By GEORGE McARTHUR and STAN CARTER PANMUNJOM Lt.' Gen. K. S. rogram also might save money by permitting a reduction in the regular military forces, and might help deter war by setting up a steady program of long-term pre- laredness. However, the arguments appar- mtly made little impression on most members of Congress avail- ble in Washington for comment. House Speaker Joseph W. Martin r. said flatly, "I don't think the rogram would have much hanee." He added that "Congress as already said the draft and JMT should not operate concur- rently." Rep. Short chairman of the House Armed Services Com- mittee, which would have to act on a UMT bill, declared, "I am opposed to UMT. It won't work." Rep W. Sterling Cole chairman of the Senate-House At- omic Energy Committee and a member of the House Armed Serv- ices Committee, commented that with the: increasing emphasis on atomic weapons "the need for large numbers of men in uniform is considerably lessened." Cole, who has supported UMT in the past, said he did not think Congress would pass it now and that he might switch his own posi- tion. Strong Opposition Rep. Arends the House GOP whip, said the draft and UMT cannot operate simultaneously. Rep. Allen chairman of the key House Rules Committee, said, "I've always been against it and still am." Sen. Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo) said, "I'm very much opposed to adding, "I don't' think it can operate with the draft at all." Sen. Duff however, said is "in complete accord" with the commission report. He said it 'imposes an obligation upon all :itizens of military age, it distri- jutes the burden in a fair way" and makes possible an effective -eserve without the expense of big standing forces. Some lawmakers who have fa- ored UMT were not in Washing- on. However, others said privately hey fear the 1954 session is the wrong time to bring it up. They pointed out that it is an election: and the legislative program already is crowded. After the Korean truce was igned, President Eisenhower Continued on Page 17, Column 6.) CONGRESS Explosion Cuts Mill City Power MINNEAPOLIS UP) Sections of Minneapolis and suburbs to the lortheast were blacked out for .bout an hour Monday night fol- owing an electrical explosion in a VTorthern States Power Co. sub- tation. Power failed in most parts of outheast and northeast Minnea- olis, and in New Brighton, Spring Lake Park and St. Northern States spokesmen said a short circuit in a cable pit at the sub-station at East Hennepin nd the city limits was the cause.