Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy, Colder, Snow Tonight, Clear Sunday The Nation This Week Salutes All. Boy Scouts VOLUME 52, NO. 306 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 14, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES Ninety-Eight Tons of the .Army's new experimental amphibious landing craft slid off the deck of an LST into Monterey Bay, off the coast of California, in what is believed to be the first BARC launching from a ship. The huge craft will be based for an indefinite testing period. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) TODAY Tax Cut Outlook Dimmer JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP T 1C IS lOO Early Execution of Rosenbergs Likely By LEWIS GULICK WASHINGTON as atom spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg today faced the naming of an early execution date after a mystery-tinged development in their controversial case. Roman Catholic sources at the Vatican said yesterday Pope Pius had intervened in behalf of the husband and wife, whom President I Feb- 25 a re-investigation of his La Crosse Cop Gets Temporary Injunction LA CROSSE Officer Reds to Travel in reeze Berli Spain Raising Price for U.S. Air, Navy Bases Want Financial Aid Without Any Strings Attached By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON was re- ported today .to have raised its price for an air and naval base agreement with the United States as a bargaining mea- sure to find out how much the Eisenhower administration may be willing to give. Agreements covering develop- ment and use of bases in Spain iy American forces and providing 'or U. S, economic and military T ni. t- -j 1-1 j assistance to that country on a James Christie Friday obtained a limited scale were virtualfy com. early for the unfortunate taxpayer to begin to count any unhatched chickens. Despite the fact that the House of Representatives will cer- tainly soon vote a handsome cut j in income taxes, the outlook for any sharp tax reduction is actual- ly growing dimmer. This is the sad conclusion to be drawn from the story of a recent important pri- vate meeting between Treasury and Congressional leaders. This dinner meeting took place a few days ago in an amicable atmosphere at Washington's Met- ropolitan Club. Those present in- cluded Secretary -of the Treasury George Humphrey, his principal subordinates. Chairman Daniel A. Reed (R-NY) of the House Ways and Means Committee, and most of the Republican members of Reed's committee. The purpose of the dinner was to discuss what Reed likes to call "my little bill." Can Be Costly This "little moves forward the date of expiration on the post- Korea 11 per cent income tax in- crease from the end of this year to June 30. If Reed has his way, the tax loss will cost the Treasury more than a billion dollars this year, and upward of three billions the year after. Secretary Hum- phrey led off the discussion by de- scribing the skeletons he had found in the Treasury closets. In brief, something on the order of billion can perhaps be cut out of the Truman legacy of a billion deficit, without impair- RFC Scandals May Get New Senate Airing By G. KELLY WASHINGTON UP) which have plagued the Recon- struction Finance Corporation may get a new airing in a Senate move to abolish the huge government lending agency.' A bi-partisan group led by Sen. Byrd (D-Va) launched the new at- tack with claims that "We're going to and senators opposing them conceded frankly that may be correct. First test of strength on the issue will come when the Senate Banking Committee considers the abolition bill, introduced yesterday by Byrd ing" an and four other senators. They are' Eisenhower has refused to spare temporary injunction blocking until gambling charges that led to his pleted last year under the Truman administration. from the electric chair. In Washington, the apostolic delegation said appeals for the! On the 25th arguments will be Rosenbergs received by the Pope heard in Circuit Court to deter suspension from the force last De- i Toward the end the year, how- cember. i ?ver' negotiations lagged and final had been sent to the Justice De- partment without entering "into the merits of the cases." The delega- tion said this was done last Decem- ber, before presidential c'.emency was sought for the Rosenbergs. But White House Press Secre- tary James C. Hagerty said there was no official record of such a Vatican approach. He said, how- ever, there could have been a per- contact with some Justice Department official before the E senhower administration took o fice when the clemency appeal wi filed Jan. 10, had no commen James P. McGranery, Truman last attorney general arid a prorr inent Catholic- layman, was no reached immediately. Stay Rejected In New York, meanwhile', U. S !ourt of Appeals Judge Augustu N. Hand turned down a defens request to stay the execution penc Senators Robertson Brick- er Ferguson (R-Mich) and Williams Lending Program The measure would order the RFC to wind up its lending pro- gram by next Jan. 1. It also would hand over the agency's estimated 700 million dollars of outstanding De Department. Court review of the ca-se. Federal Judge Irving R. Kair man indicated ia New York he will set an early execution date, pos ibly within a few weeks. He told the Rosenbergs' attorney who asked for a delay, that h did not believe "anything can h accomplished in too long a delay except bringing upon the prison mental anguish by instillin. hopes in them." man will set the date Monday. The electrocution, originally se for Jan. 14, had been postponec ing national security. This breaks loans Treasurv Department down to a reduction of more than Jl billion in the civil section of the budget, perhaps billion in foreign aid, and possibly bil-j Ion in defense spending. But the i s blU would let President j while the presidential appeal was two last cuts, it should be noted, I Eisenhower decide whether to shift pending. are only practical provided that no Ito the Treasury or the Federal! The Rosenbergs were sentenced new important foreign and defense i Reserve the custody of any de-e needed for farmers. Present law requires supports at 90 per cent of parity on six basic corn, cotton, rice, peanuts and next year. Parity is a price for- mula intended to be fair to farm- ers, ia terms of things they buy, as well as to consumers of farm products. Want W% Parity Young and other farm state sen- ators are pushing to get the man- latory 90 per cent level extended through 1957. So far Benson has not committed himself on this, aying only that he will apply the iresent law until it expires. Southern Democrats were prom- inent among those criticizing the ew agriculture secretary in floor peeches yesterday. Sen. Eastland (D. Miss) said artly that farmers did not vote Continued on 14, Column 3) BENSON S.D. Slayer Given Life Prison Term WATERTOWN, S. D. Judge R. F. Manson today sen- tenced John V. Bordeaux, 62, to life imprisonment after Bordeaux, in a surprise move, pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter. Bordeaux had been charged with murder in the fatal shooting last October of Grant L. Van Schoiack, husband of Bordeaux's former wife. State's Atty. Ross Oviatt told the court the reduced charge was agreed upon "in the best interests of Van SO.oiack's family and everyone concerned." E. P. Gribbin, attorney for defendant, had asked for a maxi- mum sentence of 10 years. Bordeaux's trial on a charge of murder was to have started Mon- day. A Circuit Court jury earlier this week found him sane. Van Schoiack was slain after Bordeaux appeared at the door of the Van Schoiacks' home. Mrs. Van Schoiack fled to a neighbor's and there were no witnesses to the ac- tual shooting. Bordeaux was hospitalized with a head wound, which authorities said they believed was self-inflict- ed after was'killed. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy and colder tonight and Sun- day. Scattered snow flurries to- night, clearing late Sunday. Low tonight 10 in city, 9 in country, high Sunday 22. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, '39; minimum, 11; noon 28; precipitation, none; sun set tonights at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 35 at p. m. Friday, min. 27 noon today. Noon readings two layers of clouds at and feet. Visibility 15 miles, wind 18 miles per hour from west, northwest, barometer 29.75 rising and humidity 81 per cent.