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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Generally Fair, Colder Tonight And Saturday Sell Unneeded Items With Want Ads NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 64 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 5, 1954 EIGHTEEN PAGES Robert Vogeler, left, who has filed a damage suit against his former employer, International Telephone and Tele- graph Co., charging negligence caused his imprisonment in Hun- gary, is shown in La Crosse before addressing the La Crosse Knife and Fork Club Thursday night. With him are Atty. H. V. Fuller, standing, president of the club, and Norman Szeremy, a displaced person from Hungary now doing electronics work in La Crosse. (UP Telephoto) Director in Wisconsin Quits To Become Assistant Chief of U.S. Fish And Wildlife Refuge RAPS GLOOM AND DOOM BOYS Less Depression Talk, Chairman Hall Tells Republicans By D. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON a tion a 1 Chairman Leonard Hall told fellow Republicans today "the left wing in America regards a depres- sion as its one-way ticket to pow- but that it talks less confi- dently now. speech prepared for the 146-mem- MILWAUKEE resigna- tion of Ernest Swift as director of Wisconsin's Conservation Depart- ment was termed today by high state conservation officials a per- sonal triumph for the famed game management pioneer but a tragedy :or the conservation program in the state he has served for 28 years. Swift, 56, resigned Thursday, ef- 'ective March 15, to become as- sistant chief of the U. S. Fish, and ffildlife Service. It was, he said, he third offer he had received from the federal service during his seven years as Wisconsin director and one ttiat was "too good to turn down." "This will be quite a challenge see conservation problems on a national he declared. Guido Rahr of Manitowoc, chair- man of the Conservation Commis- sion, said he was "very, very hap- py that this national recognition has come to him because it is well deserved. I know that the prob- lems will be infinitely wide in and thus more interesting to him." Rahr said Swift had made no recommendation.; on his successor and Swift himself said only that he had- advised his four top assist- ant; that he was leaving and they were at liberty to make their own commissioner of public Stork Club Bars Berle's 'Show' NEW YORK Milton Berle has been declar- ed personna non grata at the Stork Club. The trouble, according to owner Sherman Billingsley, is that the star'acts offstage the same as he does on. Berle blames the whole thing on a takeoff of the Stork Club show be did last spring on his own program. Laughed Billingsley: "I wish they would do more of that. That's good." Berle Thursday confirmed he found the Stork's door barred to him and his wife, Ruth Cosgrove, Wednesday night. "I he said, "I was unwelcome. But I just wanted to make sure." Said Billingsley: "He's a scene stealer, an up- stager. He table hops and yells across the room. He acte the same way in the dining room as he does on his show." Nichols Replaces Christgau as Job Security Head By JACK 8. MACKAY ST. PAUL itfl _ A veteran of state service who worked his way ip through the ranks was selected sy Gov. Anderson today as the new state commissioner of em- ployment security. F. W. Nichols, present deputy plans. Rahr said an acting con servation director probably will be appointed at the commission's Feb. 19 meeting. Other members cf the Conserva- ber Republican National Commit-! tion Commission shared Rahr's tee. The GOP chiefs were called (view that the step was wonderful in for a two-day try at charting a I for Swift but that they were sorry winning course for the crucial November congressional elections. The party's National Finance Committee yesterday approved a The toning down Hall said was I budget of for the 1954 noticeable in Democratic and a record for a non- wing predictions of Republican de- feat in the 1954 congressional elec- tions has been caused, he con- tinued, by the legislative program President gress. Eisenhower sent Con- presidential year and nearly dou- ble the sum for 1950. to see him leave Wisconsin. Com- missioner Douglas Hunt termed the resignation "one of the tragic things that has happened to Wis- consin conservation in my time." During his seven years as con .servation director, Swift has been a stormy figure on more than one Tie money Taisers will try to I occasion. There were rumors that double the more than two million he clashed with individual commis- individual contributors to the 1952 j sion members over policy a num- Bail said Walter Reuther, Adlai Stevenson, Paul D o u gl a s and Wayne Morse are spreading "gloom and doom" across the land, though the nation has en- joyed the most prosperous year in history under President Eisen- campaign. ber of times, but both Gov. Kobler hower. The American people "cannot condone the reckless utterances of a mere handful of reckless he eaid, referring to the CIO presi- dent, the 1952 Democratic presi- dential candidate, the Democratic senator from Illinois and the inde- pendent senator from Oregon. Hall's remarks were made in a TODAY Sen. George Comes to Ike's Rescue By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON "When the old takes the floor and The high spot of the three days; and Rahr gave him outspoken pub- of meetings will come tonight when lie support during the past year the President speaks at the party's and a half. big Lincoln Day box supper. Swift's resignation comes at a opening the strategy sessions time when a state legislative in- today, Hall also said the Presi-1 vestigation into the official con- dent, while pledged to preserve civil service, "keenly wants- more and more loyal Republicans in policy-making posts of the federal He gave assurance of the Presi- dent's "wholehearted cooperation in but conceded to the men and women who have been plead- ing for patronage that this is still the committee's big headache. Patronage Progress Slow "I wish I could report more progress on this front, he said. "I can't. Progress has been very slow." He said there were and still are serious legal handicaps and other obstacles to getting Democratic [holdovers out of the government, all "growing out of 20 years of intrenched power." Committee members were thank- ful for the 272 postmaster nomi- nations the President sent to the Senate yesterday, but commented in. effect: "This is appetizer." not an Hall said he had traveled miles since he was elected chair- gentleman shakes those silver locks, the Sen ate of the United States sits up j man 10 months ago' and takes notice." This remark by Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas is about the best simple definition of the special pos- ition that Walter F. George of Georgia has long occupied in the Senate. George has just performed a tru- ly remarkable feat. In his digni- fied, leisurely, unruffled way, he walked into the middle of the hot, nasty fight over the Bricker amendment. Everyone wanted him in at the beginning, from Sen. Bricker and his strange allies to President Eisenhower himself, who personally pressed George to take the lead in arranging a compro- mise. In the end, George found he could agree with no one. He did not want any of the things that Bricker wanted. He wanted some things Eisenhower did not want, and he feared other thinps the State and Justice Department were prepared to accept. Brow- he says, in his measured way, "seems to be a rather odd attorney general." As a result, he quietly put forward his own sub- stitute. Own Plan This substitute has nothing be- hind it but George's'personal au- thority. Yet it already has more support in the Senate than the Bricker amendment, which is being pushed by the mass legions of all the patrioteering lobbyists. If there is to be an amendment to the Constitution, it is likely to be the George substitute. Achieving this sort of personal success in the midst of a hot, dirty fight, and achieving it without an- gering anyone, is a feat on a par with the performance of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in their (Continued on Page 4, Column 4) ALSOP5 i servation agencies is in prospect. The probe will be based on charges by former Commissioner J. A. Rie- gel that Swift was subjected to political pressure in administra- tion of his department. Swift received a year as conservation director. He declined (Continued on Page 7, Column 3) CONSERVATION 3 Grade School Pupils Play on Ice, Drown BRIDGETON, R. I. Three first-grade pupils drowned yester- will take over his new duties Mon- day. He succeeds Victor Christgau, who resigned to accept a post with the social security division in Washington. Simultaneously with the gover- nor's announcement came appoint- ment of Alfred F. Angster, St. Paul, as Nichols' successor. Fire 166 Postal Workers as 'Security Risks' Summerfield Reports Many Others Under Investigation By B. I.. LIVINGSTONE WASHINGTON (jB-Postmaste General Summerfield has told Con gress that 166 postal employe have been discharged as "securit risks" with "many hundreds" sti under investigation. The posta service has about employes Summerfield's testimony wa ;iven to a House Appropriation subcommittee last December am made public by the committee today. The House hearing recori showed that Rep. Sieminski (D-NJ protested against wliat he termec >romiscuous application of seeur ity labels to firings for reasons other than disloyalty. Sieminski "defined the present use if the security label as "waterec and he said: "When I was a kid, we used to iear that people were let out for being dishonest, for being drunk absent, chronically late, talkative- ir for being unable to match the qualifications of office "Today, with a word or a phrase hat has all the implications of the ife of this nation at stake, we hear nat people are being let out in vholesale fashion, seemingly for ecurity reasons." Summerfield' told the subcom- mittee he had not checked to de- ermine if any record of security ridings existed prior to his own dministration, but he added: "I know inherited a tremen- pus number of possible security isks that were supposed to be in rocess of investigation but ley are in such numbers that it may be some time before the work is completed." Angster was selected by Jarle j Summerfield said employes in Leirfallom, commissioner of pub-j the security risk category "were lie welfare. Angster's selection also j pretty general all over the coun- represents advancement of a state j try. employe after years of service. In announcing bis choice, Gov. Anderson said: David H. Stephens, chief post office inspector, said in reply to j questioning that some of the dis- "Victor Christgau has been such j missals took place under the Tru- an integral part of this agency of! man administration loyalty pro- government that it is difficult to gram and some under the new replace him. I Eisenhower security program. "In selecting Frank Nichols as supplanted it. his successor, I am placing confi-1 "Some of them had even had dence in his ability to head up this 1 hearings under the loyalty pro- important department because he Stephens said, "and there has proven his outstanding admin- istrative ability, has had experi- ence with federal-state relation- ships and has a background in state service which can be best utilized in assuming the great re- sponsibility in the job Nichols was born in St. Paul Oct. 2, 1901. His education was obtained in the schools of St. Paul and the University of Minnesota. Nichols entered state service in February, 1936, when he was ap- pointed assistant director of old age assistance. He was promoted to chief of the fiscal unit in 1944 and became deputy director of social welfare in 1950. On March 17, when Gov. day when they stopped to play on. the thin ice of a mill pond on I person switched Leirfallom to their way home from school. of PHMic institutions. News of the tragedy was brought f'wu s f was to the victims' families by Linda tte state soclal wslfare division- Frenette, 6, who also fell through the ice but managed to scramble to safety. The bodies of William Cooney and Charles Hopp, both 6, wer found floating face down in th water. The body of James Scan Ian, 7, was recovered by grappler about four hours later. Caesar, a 90-pound Great Dane pup, hated to go outside when it was cold, so his owner, Mrs. Fred Cox of Decatur, 111., solved the problem with this scarf. Now the Georgia-born pup, equipped also with a homemade coat has no objections to getting his daily exercise. (AP photo) On April 29, 1953, when the institu- tions and welfare divisions were consolidated into the new depart- ment he was appointed deputy public welfare commissioner, Angster was born in -St. Paul Oct. 17, 1915. He attended schools in St.1 Paul and then the University of Minnesota where he obtained a were also cases that required re- evaluation under the new security program." Stephens said security cases re- ceived for handling in the depart- _, _ hJUb-'l W1IG V U1J ment have totaled including j block the wage order -m Hennepin Big 4 Ready To End Talks Doubt Endless The Last Of The American ex-POWs remaining in Tokyo got a homeward sendoff from Marilyn Monroe today, but proudly in- sisted that his 20-year-old wife in Iowa "looks better to me." Cpl. Donald Wakehouse, of Woodbine, Iowa, had his waist-high cast autographed by Miss Monroe before he left Tokyo Army Hospital en route back to the U. S. (UP Telephoto) Court Clears Way for Minimum Wage Test ST. PAUL A ruling that enables the Ramsey County District !ourt to determine whether the State Industrial' Commission acted roperly in setting higher maximum wage schedules for women and minors in the retail trades was issued today by the Minnesota Supreme j munist way was the only safe way ourt. I to assure a "democratic, peace- The high court quashed a writ of prohibition obtained by the loving" Germany. Wrangling Can Hold Germany Russians Want Own Kind of Election Held By PRESTON GROVER BERLIN Four parleying over Germany reached a crucial point today. The West had to de- cide whether to scuttle further German talk or go on with endless wrangling. The three Western ministers, not 100 per cent in agreement on what to do, called a lunch meeting to- day at the residence of U.S. Secre- :ary of State Dulles to decide on strategy. The crisis came in a two-hour speech yesterday by Russian For- eign Minister Molotov. He bluntly ;old the three Western ministers iey didn't know how to hold a 'ree German election which would out Hitlerites and other "cor- rupt, aggressive" circles. Thus, he argued, their plan for 'ree elections, contained in a pro- by British Foreign Secretary 2den, would only endanger the >eace of the world. His argument was that the Com- ndustrial Commission members, who contended the commission alone ad power to review proceedings 'hich led to issuance of the wage rder. The commission Ralph Distad, rthur Ramberg and Robert E. aricy last August hiked the alary minimums for women and ninor.s in retail trades to 75 cents j n hour in St. Paul, Minneapolis nd Duluth, and to slightly lower gures in cities in four other opulation brackets. C. B. Thomas, a Pipestone mer- hant who lost a plea in the upreme Court July 10, 1953, to personnel checks on new evaluation cases. Of the total, he continued, originated or were in process un- der the old loyalty program. We have received 490 case's under the new security cases, new evidence, and investigations currently in the making." Moo rhead Pair Held in Death Of Fargo Man MOORHEAD, Minn, rura Moorhead couple, Mr. and Mrs Gus Glaser, are being held her in connection with the death of master's degree in public welfare 77-year-old Fargo man whose body _ and his estranged wife Romelle, j jjjm who contends he is worth two mil-) "The subject of Germany is fin postal workers and "many" re- to halt tne order from becoming lion dollars, talked about money j ished. Let's get on with a discus- County District Court, sought Roosevelt Claims He's Broke, Can't Pay Big Alimony PASADENA, Calif. W! James Roosevelt, who says he is broke, to To make certain that Western ideas would not influence the elec- tions, Molotov proposed that all foreign troops be withdrawn from Germany. And the Communist- controlled quarter (17 million pop- ulation) would have a weighted vote equaling all the rest of the country (47 millions) in shaping a future Reich. Within the American camp a large group favored giving Molotov a quick explanation why his type. of Communist government would Western Germanv, and then telling effective by instituting another j today and not about the infidoli- adrninistration. Angster became a welfare work- er in Wadena County in 1939 and remained there a year. He then went to Beltrami County in a similar position and, after a year there, spent two years as executive secretary of the Hubbard County welfare board. In 1943 Angster became a field worker for the division of social welfare for a short time before entering service in the Air Force. In 1945 he returned as a social welfare field worker. was found alongside a road nea: here early today. The dead man was identified a: Andrew Herman Anderson. Hi; body was discovered by Glaser who said he found. Anderson as he drove to work in Fargo. Clay County Sheriff William Cur ran said Glaser, 55, told him tha I Mrs. Glaser and Anderson arrived at the Glasei: cabin in a cab Thurs day evening. They drank wine to gether, and Glaser and Anderson had a quarrel. A fight ensued, according to j Glaser, and Anderson was ordered Three years later he was the property. Later Anderson pointed personnel officer for the division and six months later be- came chief of field services. He was mads chief of the child wel- fare unit Nov. 1, 1951, and las! year became 'head of the child welfare and guardianship division. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and 'air and a little colder tonight and Saturday. Low tonight 25, high Saturday 36. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 46; minimum, 32; noon, 39; precipitation, none; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 44 at p.m. Ijursday, min. 31 at a.m. to- day, noon 38. Scattered layer of ilouds at feet and overcast at ,000 feet, wind 15 miles per hour from west northwest, barometer 29.96 rising and humidity 7 ent. per attempted to return but the Glasers had locked up and gone to bed. Mrs. Glaser said she 'ast saw Anderson walking away at 10 p. m. Thursday. Clay Coroner 0. D. Hilde said Anderson's eyes had been blacken- ed, his jaw broken and his body showed signs of heavy kicks in the ribs. H Austin Working on Zoning, Street Plan AUSTIN, Minn, (ft A county planning commission has been or- ganized in Mower County to work with the Austin city planning com- mission on zoning, street planning and a building code. One of the first projects of the commission will be zoning areas adjacent to the Austin Belt Line which will be built this summer. The commission also will plan streets in subdivisions adjoining the city but not a part of the city. Decisions and orders of the coun- ;y commission must be ratified >y townships and villages before they become effective. 'action in Ramsey County. The July 10 ruling by Associate Justice Arthur Knutson held Thomas' action in Minneapolis wa that the order o the commission actually had no been issued yet. On Aug. 3, 1953, the commissio set up new wage schedules tha replaced one in effect since Jul 30, 1947. Thomas then went int Ramsey County District Court t halt enforcement of that order. Today, the unanimous decision o the high court in a decision b Justice Knutson, sent the cas back to Ramsey County Distric Court for determination whethe the commission had proceeded ac cording to law, and if it has not to compel compliance with tin law. Thomas claims the commissio: illegally formed an advisory panel which first recommended the in creased minimums by a 6-3 vote He contended that Miss Florend Burton, one member, was not a disinterested party qualified tc serve as a public member be cause she formerly was head o the Industrial Commission's divi sion of women and children., Thomas, along with his actioi for a review by certiorari appliec at 'the same time for a writ o: mandamus to compel the commis sion to proceed according to law [t was this action the Industrial Commission resisted. Flyer Hits Freight, Derails, 1 Killed, 6 Hurt WILMINGTON, Del. Bal- imbre Ohio Railroad's St. Louis- York flyer, the National .imited, sideswiped a freight train ive miles south of Wilmington to- 'ay, derailing 10 of the 13 passen- ler cars. A spokesman in Baltimore .aid the engineer of the shifter reight train, W. A. Jackson of 3hiladelphia, was killed and six rain crewmen were hurt, but no assengers were injured. yria Closes Frontier BEIRUT, Lebanon W) Syria lammed shut her frontiers with ,ebanon today, cutting off all movement of people and goods be- .veen the two Middle East neigh- ors. No official reason was given or the action. ties she has accused him ol. A hearing in Superior Court here aired the finances of the eldest son of the late President Franklin Roosevelt to determine if he is able to meet his wife's demands for alimony and support for their three children. In her separate maintenance suit, Mrs. Roosevelt listed her ex- penses as monthly and those of the children as a total of a month. She broke her expenses down partly as follows: help food S350, clothing house main- tenance, utilities and auto ex- penses each; medical and den- tal furnishings charity S50, house payment insurance travel f50, entertainment and other expenses for other items. Among expenses for the children she listed tuition special in- struction musical instru- sion of Austria and see whether any measure of agreement is pos- sible." These words from a top-level American adviser were not wel- comed by the French, who don't want to take the initiative in breaking off the discussion. They argue that it would weaken Foreign Minister Bidault's case when he goes back to Paris to demand quick ratification of the European army pact, which has been the core of the controversy in Berlin. Molotov devoted a large part of his speech again yesterday to de- nouncing the army plan (EDC) as a plot masterminded by the Amer- icans to organize Western Europe with a German spearhead against the Soviet Union. He also de- nounced parliamentary govern- ment as something which per- mitted Hitler types to climb to ower. Many Westerners thought Molo- ;ov laid himself so open to attack t should convince even France's stubborn legislators that every mehts and instruction cloth-1 possible effort to reach agreement ing dental' other medi-1 with Russia had been tried. They travel and recreation felt that since no solution with the Russians was in sight, there should be no further hesitancy in Paris about ratifying the EDC. cal James Roosevelt appeared at police headquarters at Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, with his smiling sons, Michael, left, 7, and James Jr., 8, to obtain licenses for new bicycles be had just bought for them. The two boys and their sister are in custody of their mother, Mrs, Romelle Roosevelt, with whom Roosevelt is presently engaged in a sensational domestic battle replete with charges of adultery and countercharges of blackmail. (AP Wirephoto) ;