Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Increasing Cloudiness, Continued Mild Want Ads Cost as Little As 65 Cents NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 61 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 2, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES niting Germany Spiked 'elf Defense Pleaded In Manslaughter Case Wife of Brawl Victim Tells of Visiting Taverns Norman Henze, 32, 1057 E. 4tb St., this afternoon was called to testify before a District Court jury regarding details of an altercation on West 5th street last September which resulted in his arrest on a lirst degree manslaughter charge. Held in the death of Harry Ver- dick, 39, 1067 E. 5th St., who suc- cumbed at his home of head injur- ies several hours after the scuffle. Compromise on Bricker Treaty Plan Dragging Program Acceptable To Both Senator And Ike Sought By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Wl Grim Re- publican leaders faced the possi- bility today that their efforts to compromise the Bricker constitu- tional amendment on treaty powers might collapse in a legal welter of words. Senators Knowland of California, Ferguson of Michigan and Milli- Winonans, Unlike these robed Pennsylvanians, didn't need magnifying glasses tc see the groundhog's shadow today, when the Wiaona County version of the famed weather forecaster indi- cated that six more weeks of winter can be expected. Bright sunny skies pushed the thermometer from a low of 32 Monday night .to a 39 reading at noon today, and the Weather Bureau expects continued mild weather tonight and Wednesday. Increasing cloudi- ness and possible light local showers are also in the forecast that predicts a low of 30 tonight and a high Wednesday at 40 degrees. Monday's high was 45. (UP Telephoto) Sen. Smith Opposes Setting Date for Pulling Out of Japan By JACK SELL WASHINGTON wv-Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) proposed to- day that the United States set a target date for withdrawal of American troops from Japan. Smith, who heads a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Far Eastern affairs, said in a report on a trip to Asia last fall I be acceptable to President Eisen- hower and Sen. Bricker Bricker's proposal would limit the scope of treaties and provide for congressional regulation of other international agreements. Knowland, the Senate GOP insisted despite weeks of unsuccessful still hopeful efforts that he was an acceptable com- Henze took the witness stand at., 1-30 p.m. as his trial moved into Ikm of Colorado planned to continue its second day. the search for language that would The gallery of spectators nearly filled the seats of the courtroom fir the first trial before a jury of a criminal matter during the winter term of District Court at which Judge Karl Finkelnburg is presid- ing. County Atty. W, Kenneth Nissen rested his case at a.m. to- day after calling the last of ten state's witnesses. The testimony was concerned with details of the scuffle that de- veloped between Henze and' Ver- dick on the street outside the Cozy Corner Bar, 901 W. 5th St., on the late afternoon of Sept. 26. Died During Night The jurors were told that Ver- dick fell to the sidewalk and struck the back of his head during the altercation and that he died some- time that night of head injuries ap- parently suffered in the fall. In his opening statement to the jury this morning, Henze's attor- ney H. M. Lamberton Jr., declared that the defendant would seek to establish that any blows struck by promise would be found. He said "discussions will continue." But the prospects were not re- garded as good by either Bricker or any of the Democrats who sat in on a secret two-hour conference yesterday. There was no indica- tion that Knowland, Ferguson and Millikin got any new concessions Torn Eisenhower at a hurried White House sec- meeting with the Democrats. amendment the! but This Fire Took on a frigid appearance with ice-coated fire apparatus, firemen and building, after a 5-alarm fire destroyed an industrial block in Boston's Haymarket Square district Monday. Damage was unofficially set at (UP Telephoto) Better Standard Of Living Called Tax Cut Purpose By CHARLES F. BARRETt WASHINGTON of the Treasury Humphrey told Con- gress today the basic purpose of 6V4 billion dollars in actual or las been technically before "enate for more than a week, j bring "more jobs, better jobs, and better standards of liv- this tax program, Hum- ing." With v .j phrey said, he is confident "this nation can make the transition to the debate on it has been mostly Henze were made -m self-defense. in generalities. Pending efforts to Lamberton opened his case by I arrive at a compromise the GOP a of calhng Mrs. Henze to the stand leadership has withheld formal shortly before the noon recess was introduction of any substitute I As the situation stood today, The defendant's wife was call-1 Bricker appeared unwilling to re- -I rn i j___ _ INFIDELITIES DENIED Wife Blackmailing James Roosevelt Says LOS ANGELES Roosevelt, denying his wife's charges that he committed adultery with 12 women, says he was being black- mailed when he signed a letter admitting nine infidelities. He says he knew the letter to be false but he signed it to keep his wife from suing for divorce in 1945 and thereby adding to his 1 t _ i ".f UllVKi.lI.HJC 11C- ea to testify only briefly and stat-1 treat from language which Know- ed simply that she was at home land said earlier had Eisenhower's that it may be four or five years before all of the United States troops in Japan can be brought home. "Even he said, "I believe there might be some advantage in setting a target date now for that eventually. Such a target date might accelerate (defensive) action by Japan." The New Jersey senator said that i i unless some new markets are LONDON MT-The worst wmter j openecl to fte Japanese may in seven years turned Europe into: be faced with an unending depend- one vast icebox from the Urals tojence of Japan on United States Worsl Winter in 7 Years Spreads Misery in Europe when her husband returned home at about p.m. She declared that Henz'e and Ver- dick had been friends for some time, worked together at the Arm- our Fertilizer Works here and fre- quently walked home together from work. Told of Argument Mrs. Henze said that when her husband came home she noticed that he had several marks on his face that appeared to be scratches and when she asked what caused Eisenhower's "substantial" agreement, but about which questions were understood to have been raised by the Presi- dent's advisers. This controversy centered on a section of the compromise which- says that "an international agree- ment other than a treaty shall be- come effective as internal law in the .United States only by an act of Congress." Sen. George who wrote this provision, said it meant that the Ver- j national agreement should over- i ride domestic laws. Eisenhower's j. the Mediterranean today, spread misery among the homeless in the big cities, and covered the play resorts of North Africa with snow. Trains were stalled. Rivers aid or an expansion of Japan's trade with Communist China." "Both of these are clearly re- pugnant to our own he declared. As one who has advocated mili- (only not the states the marks was told that he decide whether an inter- had an argument with dicks. One of the witnesses of the alter- cation, Norman Tudahl, 32, 1017 E. 4th St., was among those called by Nissen before the state rested this morning. A general foreman at the plant where both Verdick and Henze were employed, Tudahl testified that he and! Henze left work at about p.m. and went in search of a main- tenance man to give him instruc- tions regarding repairs to a plant elevator that should be performed during the weekend. father's burdens as president. This was the answer given in a prepared statement yesterday by the eldest son of the late Franklin D. Roosevelt. He said also that he will decide before April 2 whether he will run "or Congress in the 26th District. Some Democratic party leaders have suggested he withdraw. April 2 is the final date on which to declare candidacy. Mrs. Romelle Schneider Roos- evelt made the adultery charges in filing suit for separate main- tenance last Thursday. The letter Warren Hearing Comes Before Senate Today WASHINGTON w) President was filed with her complaint. A j choice of Earl War-1 paves the way for rearming all preliminary hearing on her de-1ren as chief justice of the Ucited mand for support payments comes up for public scru- preparedness without serious in- terruption in our economic growth." Humphrey's testimony be- fore the Senate-House Economic Committee amounted to a vigorous defense of the Eisenhower admin- istration's tax program, under fire from some Democrats on charges it favors big business and corpora- j been set for Friday. I tiny today arajd uncertaintv as to tion stockholders. Ugly Charges t. Humphrey led a procession of! "My wife has chosen to make he may be asked to tes' Cabinet members, business and j the most ugly accusation which it''" labor leaders who will testify over the next few.weeks on President Eisenhower's economic message to Congress. The President said the current business dip likely will end in a few months and the economy Russians Refuse Free Election Proposal of West Molotov Wants American Troops Out of Europe By PRESTON GROVER BERLIN West's faint hopes of a reunified free Germany ay smashed on the rocks of im- movable Soviet opposition today. There were only thin prospects .hat the Big Four foreign mini- sters conference could rescue any- thing from the ruins. Formally proposing again the Soviet-style German peace treaty which the West rejected two years ago, Russia's hard-chinned V, M. Molotov last night shredded to rib- bons the Western proposal that the divided World War II foe be made whole again on the pattern of the free free elections, a free press and free association" with other powers. Molotov again laid down the familiar Kremlin Germany will be united on Russia's terms or not at all. There was certainly no possibil- ity that U. S, Secretary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Eden or French Foreign Minister Bidault would agree to any part of that. Officials of all three West- ern delegations agreed the latest Berlin conference had foundered on the issue of a German settlement. Eden, Bidault Fail Eden and Bidault tried vainly yesterday, the conference's first day on the Russian side of Berlin, to make the Western plans for uniting Germany sound like sweet reason to the Russians. Molotov's 21-page speech, almost an hour long, made clear three things: 1. Russia wants to get American troops out of Europe at the earliest possible date because they block Soviet domination of the continent. 2. Russia wants to smash the pro- jected six-nation European Defense Community (EDO because it then should turn up again, any economic troubles must but not Humphrey said the administra- that in its present wording the section would narrow presidential powers. Bricker said that in his confer- ence with the Republicans and Democratic leaders there had been no attempt made to change this wording. "It's a matter of he said. The evidence was that Bricker had made it plain he would not join in any proposal to bypass this Tudahl said that he and Henze i clause even temporarily. fer billions the federal "to transm- of dollars which the is possible to make against any Roosevelt's statement said. "Each and every allegation of mis- conduct by the 12 persons men- tioned with me is completely false and without foundation." Roosevelt offered "an especial apology" to the nine women named in the letter signed by him, "Each and every one of them is completely innocent of any mis- conduct with he said. "The harm which has been done them I can never repair, but I can and do emphasize their innocence, ask government will not be spending i their forgiveness and understand- The former California governor, who has been serving in the high post for four months under an ap- pointment made while the Senate was in recess, appears certain to win overwhelming Senate approv- al. Sen. Langer in charge of the hearing, said he would put it up to the five-member Judici- ary subcommittee considering the nomination whether Warren should be asked to appear. will not be any tion." 'The cuts sudden disloca- eliminated th stopped at several places before going downtown to eat lunch early in the afternoon and then went on j to George's Tavern, 505 W. 5th St. On "Friendly Terms" It was there that they met the Verdicks and talked with them. He said that at that time Verdiek and turned into giant ice ponds aul for the Chinese Nation-i Henze were on "friendly terms." i government on Formosa, Tudahl said that he and Henze said believes Formosa worked electric lines broke down. alist I Smith Hundreds of villages were cut off. j may become "a powerful psycho- 'logical base for a counteroffensive Eisenhower's advisers were said to have suggested that the Senate act on the amendment, wijiout-the clause, and give them time to it further before submitting either it or substitute language to the House. George said he wouldn't agree to any such procedure. His stand seemed likely to influence a num- The weatherman said even low- er temperatures were on the way. Already, more than 45 people have died. In North Africa, many parts of Morocco had their first snowfall in 35 years. Near Meknes, three feet of snow was reported and the hills around Algiers were ice- capped. London had its coldest night in seven years with the temperature of Chinese democracy." He said Chiang Kai-shek's forces could not launch any assault on China "without naval, air and logistic support from outside adding: "While they are growing in strength I think it would be un- realistic for even the most ardent supporters of the Chiang govern- ment to expect any all-out attack upon the mainland, at.least in the near future." Smith said he doesn't believe the tumbling to 23 degrees for 12 hours Communists will start the fighting !ta Korea again or that President Synghman Rhee of South Korea' running. Nearly 100 villages were cut off by snowdrifts in the Italian High- lands. A howling windstorm with gusts of hurricane force lashed at Trieste, injuring at least seven people. Public warming rooms were opened in Frankfurt, Germany, and Paris, and shivering homeless jammed the Paris subway stations to escape the freezing winds. The lowest February tempera- ture in 20 below zero- was chalked up at Basle, Switzer- land. The Netherlands had its cold- est night of the year with 1.4 de- grees below. In Britain, water pipes froze and many homes were without water. went to the Cozy Corner and later ber of other Democratic senators, were joined by the Verdicks. He said that an argument devel- oped there and that Mrs. Verdick directed abusive language to the defendant. Verdick, Tudahl testified, was the his ejected from the tavern by bartender and later he and wife sought to re-enter the tavern. The foreman said that when Henze went to the door to restrain the Verdicks from entering, Mrs. Verdick jumped on the defendant's back and began to scratch him. While he held Mrs. Henze, Tu- dahl related, Verdick and Henze became involved in the scuffle. He said that he believed Verdick _____ fell to the sidewalk two times. will engag" in any overt act to Tudah! was asked why he and C11L UCVtl- _ verdicki Benson. Potato fn This Industry Leaders Confer on Prices upset the truce. State Names Penal Reform Supervisor ST. PAUL wi C. Gillett, a specialist in correctional train- ing and criminology on the staff of the University of Wisconsin, to- day was appointed as supervisor of correctional programs in Min- nesota. Jarle Leirfallora, public welfare commissioner, announced Gillett's selection as a result of a recent nationwide civil service examina- tion. Henze went to the door to keep the Verdicks from entering the tavern and Tudahl replied, "We tnew that if he came back in he was going to get want him to get mixed up in any WASHINGTON W) Secretary of Agriculture Benson Monday summoned potato industry leaders to a conference here Feb. 11 and 12 to consider what might be done to bolster sharply-depressed grow- er prices of potatoes. The secretary acted after Presi- dent Eisenhower signed legislation lifting a congressional ban against use of fedsral funds to support potato prices. The ban was passed in 1950 after public criticism of potato support programs. Benson indicated, in a press Har announcement, ment would that his depart- excess profits tax on corporations and reduced individual income tax rates an average of 10 per cent The Cabinet member noted tha millions of individuals would ben efit further from a proposed gen eral tax revision program provid ing better tax treatment for work ing children, child care expenses for doctor's bills, for annuities anc some pensions, and from easier procedures in filing returns. The revision program, if enacted would reduce revenues an addl tional billion dollars this "year and perhaps more than two billion dollars in later years. But actually, Humphrey said, in- dividuals will benefit more from a series of changes in business taxes, and taxes on dividend in- come, than from direct cuts in their own tax bill. "Everyone will benefit because the economy will benefit with the j creation of more jobs with better tools and machinery to produce higher payrolls and cheaper, bet- ter things for public consumption. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and cloudiness and continued mild to- night and Wednesday. Chance of light showers late tonight. Low to- night 30, high Wednesday 40. LOCAL WEATHER Observations for- the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: trouble. Coroner Testifies "Did you see that Henze was iust trying to protect Lam- berton asked and Tudahl said, "That's right." Coroner R. B. Tweedy was call- ed by Nissen and testified that he was called to the Verdick home at (Continued on Page 10, Column 5.) SELF-DEFENSE any new support operations potatoes. The new legislation placed tatoes on a list of farm products which may be diverted from mar- ket channels with funds obtained from tariff receipts. Benson said he recognized the "serious economic situation" which confronts growers because of their "heavy financial losses on practically all of the 1953 crop and on a large part of the 1952 crop." Maximum, 45; minimum, 25; for noon, 39; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- po- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 42 at p. m. Mon- day. Low 31 at a. m, today. Noon 39, scatter- ed layer of clouds feet, visi- bility of 15 miles, .wind from the west-northwest at 12 miles per hour, barometer 29.81 rising and humidity 58 per cent From the very beginning, he (Continued on Page 10, Column 2.) WIFE back to the taxpayers so that there ing of this unfortunate incident." j Langer had announced Jan. 16 that Warren "will be asked to ap- pear" before the subcommittee and the full Judiciary Committee. Lan- ger is chairman of both. In an in- terview today, however, he de- clined to state his position in ad- vance of the session. Judiciary Committee staff mem- bers said they could find no in- stance in which a nominee for chief justice had been asked to tes- tify, and only three such cases in- volving selections for Supreme Court associate justices. Langer said about 100 communi- cations had been received by the committee in opposition to War- ren. He declined to evaluate them. But other senators said at least some of them could be character- ized as "crank letters." Germany, or part of it, in a close alliance with the West. 3. Russia wants a reunified Ger- many, virtually defenseless and ripe for Soviet domination, ;with. Communists in key government posts. The clashing ideas of the two sides were summarized in two brief exchanges. Said Eden: "It is our purpose to associate Germany so closely with other peace-loving states that she will neither need nor be able to use her regained strength for aggressive purposes. It is our con- viction that this can best be achieved through the European De- fense Community." Sees Military Bloc Molotov replied: "The political meaning (of EDC) is that threa United States of Amer- ca, Great Britain and are trying together with official, circles of present-day 'Western Ger- many to form a military bloc directed against a fourth power, he Soviet Union." Out of the ruckus over Germany, the West still hoped to salvage something, perhaps an easier movement of trade between East and West Germany. Western diplomats thought the conference also might push Asia toward peace, since they believe the Soviets would like to see an end to fighting there in order to let Russia turn even more of her production into the home market. For such peace, Molotov may try to exact more Western recognition of Communist China. Failure to get it possibly could do more harm James Roosevelt turns to joke with a reporter just before he began reading a statement to newsmen in Los Angeles, in which he denied his wife's ac- cusations of misconduct with a dozen women. He said he was blackmailed into signing letters in 1945 admitting adultery, knowing they were false. (AP Wirephoto) to China's relations with Russia No senator has come out in op- than'relations with the West, some position to Warren's appointment, observers think. Russians Waterproof Bags to Carry Milk By RICHARD KASI5CHKE MOSCOW Russians have come up with a sure-fire water- proofing system they call "hydro- fobization." It's so good, they say, it'll even keep tissue paper dry in a rainstorm and permit you to carry a quart of loose milk home in a paper bag. The discovery is reported in the newspaper Leningrad Pravda. Sci- entists at Leningrad University are credited with developing the process. No details are given except to say the "chemicals used are of a silicious organic character which are cheap and can be produced in arge quantities." The paper claims this is an en- tirely new waterproofing method. It says that where rubber "me- chanically keeps water out, hydro- fobization prevents the molecular ties between water and fabric and treated fabric therefore repels water." This means you could throw your raincoat and rubbers away if you had a suit and shoes treated with the stuff. Paper cups no longer will have to be waxed, water colors and be washed after treatment, "even the cheapest cottons will repel water as if they were made of the newspaper says. The article goes on to say that treated and untreated fabrics are indistinguishable in appearance. The chemical cannot be re- moved from the fabric either by boiling or chemical detergents.