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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy With Little Change In Temperature Dennis the Menace Contest Ends Next Sunday NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 80 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 24, 1954 TWENTY PAGES Army Faces New Senate Charges A Pump Was Being Used this morning to salvage bulk corn from the overturned boxcar in the foreground, Behind the car of corn are several other wrecked boxcars which previously had been removed from the eastbound tracks while the large crane in the center is beginning the task of returning three diesel units in the background to the tracks. TODAY New Look In Defense Growing By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP NEW YORK The novel Amer- ican defense concept that is called the New Look, is essentially sim- ple in purpose. It is an attempt to redesign our armed forces around the new air-atomic power that has caused a revolution in warfare. The practical question that has to be asked is whether this at- tempt is honest. Doubts on this score are natural. After all, Sec- retary of Defense Charles E. Wil- son and his alter ego, under Sec- retary Roger Kyes, took office only thirteen months ago with the ap- parent conviction that the national defense was a dubious leftist hob- by. Is the new look, then, a mere political facade, to dress up po- litical budget-cutting in the style of the unlamented Louis A. John- son? The best answer to this very serious question is the story of how the New Look's air power re- quirement was determined. In the Wilson-Kyes budget-cut- ting last year, the Air Force got most of the 40 whacks that the new team dealt out. The voting of the budget did not end the bitter j conflict, either. The secretary of defense's office angrily maintain- ed that a 120 group Air Force would be quite big enough, if not too big. The Air Staff obstinately continued to argue that the Tru- man administration target of 143 air groups was, if anything, too low. This was the difficult situation last air A 250-Ton Railroad Wrecker from St. Paul, seen here, and a smaller wrecker unit were being used today in an effort to clear the Milwaukee Road's westbound tracks of diesel units derailed near Gould street Tuesday morning. The shat- tered remains of one of the boxcars involved in the wreck is at the left. (Republican-Herald photos) Milwaukee Road Restores Service Past Wreckage Thirty hours after the most cost- ments noted since the derailment been discontinued. George Charges Big Four Gave Russia Victory Claims China Has Foof in Recognition Door WASHINGTON Sen. George (D-Ga) said today that Russia, by winning a seat for Red China at the forthcoming Geneva confer- ence on Far Eastern problems, may have gained her only real objective of the Berlin Big Four talks. George, top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- tee, said in an interview he re- gards this action as giving the Chinese Communists "a foot in the door" toward eventual recognition by the United Nations and possi- bly by the United States. "There is no question about it, the Russians have won an achieve- George said. "They may have achieved what was their only jreal objective at the Berlin con- get the Chinese includ- ed in discussion of Asia's prob- lems." Secretary of State Dulles, who reports on the Berlin talks to the Foreign Relations Committee in a closed session today and to the nation by radio and television to- night, has contended the United States got just what it wanted in arranging the Geneva meeting. A number of Republicans have voiced skepticism at Dulles' action in agreeing to sit down with the Chinese Communists, despite his citing a written agreement that this would not constitute recogni- tion of the Peiping regime by any nation which does not do so now. The secretary briefed the House Foreign Affairs Committee yester- day and, Chairman Chiperfield (R-I11) said in a statement, report- ed that: "He had made clear the United States would in no case recognize Communist China and that it Roderick J. Wilson, .vight, one of the "accusers" of Chief Justice Earl Warren, is shown in the Senate Office Building in Washington today after he delivered himself to Capitol police and said he feared for his life. Wilson said he would testify today before Sen. Langer's judiciary committee. On the left is Lt. L. S. Disney of the Capitol police. (UP Telephoto) Langer Has Warren Accuser Arrested WASHINGTON J. Wilson! described by the Justice Department as a fugitive from justice, was taken into custody by Capitol police today as he pressed a demand to be heard by the Sen- ate Judiciary Committee on Earl Warren's nomination to be chief justice. Sen, Langer the Judiciary Committee chairman, told a reporter: "This feller showed up acd I called police and asked them to arrest him as a fugitive Woman Branded Communist Has Job in Pentagon Secretary Stevens To Appear Before McCarthy Thursday BULLETIN WASHINGTON of the Army Stevens and Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) got together for a closed door conference at the Capitol today. The meeting prompted specu- lation that they were attempt- ing to reach some agreement to avoid a public showdown Thursday when Stevens is scheduled to appear befort McCarthy's committee. WASHINGTON tin Mrs. Annie Lee Moss, Army Signal Corps employe, came before Sen. Mc- Carthy (R-Wis) today and he told ier he had a witness who "broke the party last Tuesday night" and named her as "a member of he Communist conspiracy." McCarthy opened a hearing by his Senate Investigations subcom- mittee with a dramatic announce- ment that two Communist witness- es "broke with the party" Tuesday .should not be given the right to be talked to except on Korea and Indochina where Communist China had an interest as an aggressor." Chiperfield also quoted Dulles as saying Soviet leaders have "worked themselves into a situa- tion from which there is no es- and that unrest in Soviet- from justice." Langer said polite at the Senate "called the fugitive squad" of Washington metropolitan police "but nobody had a warrant." The senator said he also immediately notified Deputy Atty. Gen. William P. Rogers that Wilson was here. Wilson was later released to his attorneys under an agreement that he would return to testify this aft- j ernoon. j Reaching the Capitol shortly be- fore a committee meeting on Warren's nomination Wilson told Pope Has 'Fairly Restful Vatican Reports VATICAN CITY Pius XII spent "a fairly restful On KWNO Station KWNO AM-FM will broadcast some of the import- ant parts of the recent hear- ings of Sen. McCarthy's Senate Investigation Subcommittee Thursday from 8 to 9 p.m. R d_ newsmen he had put himself out a month f iUngs h the protective custody of Capitol majned under constant The 77-year-old spiritual leader police. He scoffed at charges made by Rogers last week that he was a fugitive from justice. Some Mistakes "There has been a mistake some place along the he said. occupied areas "is so great they i "Sen. Langer has been told, as do not dare give greater freedom Ia result of malicious gossip, that it will be used against j I am a fugitive. There was a take all around." Langer had said earlier that he for fear them." George said he doesn't see how ly railway accident in Winona's at a few minutes before 5 a.m. history, Milwaukee Road officials here departure. He. told the air staff to'a westbound make a root and branch re-exam- ination of Air Force requirements, with a completely open mind. What was wanted. Twining ex- plained, was a careful reconsider- ation of the effect of recent de- velopments in the field of the new weapons. First of all, the success- ful American hydrogen bomb test had at last provided a true "one- city-one-bomb" weapon. Thus few- er sorties would have to be flown (Continued on Page 5, Column 5) ALSO PS tangled on the mainline tracks near Gould street. Tumbled Heap Removed If the removal of debris left in WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy to cloudy with little change in temperature tonight and Thurs- day. Low tonight 32, high Thursday 42. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24Jsupport- hours ending at 12 m. today: She had Mrs. Roosevelt Awarded Monthly Support Tuesday: The tumbled heap of boxcars and tankers of the freight train has been cleared from the tracks. The section of eastbound tracks that was ripped out in the derail- ment has been removed and new tracks laid. Service on the eastbound track has been resumed and up to noon 17 and west- have gone through. Rerouting of Milwaukee Road i the roadbed until tracks repairs trams on the Burlington Road and have been completed and service operations resumed on a full scale. Thousands Watch Where thousands of Winona and area residents thronged the area the wake of the derailment of 16 cars and three diesel units con- tinues at the present rate, hopes are held that both tracks will be in service by tonight. Here are the major develop- i North Western Railway lines has Salvaging of contents of theiin contro] of wrecked boxcars is virtually com- j pleted. Still to be done is: The removal of three diesel units of the mail train which this morning still were off the west- bound tracks. The laying of new track on the damaged section of the west- bound route. some sort of recognition could be denied the Communists if any .agreements were reached at Gen- eva either on Korea or on Indo- china. "We would have to sign the agreements with them and that would be recognition that they are he 'Modest Gains7 Made at Berlin, Eden Tells Commons LONDON Wl Foreign- Secre- The repair of auxiliary equip- ta.fy Anthony Eden said today the had received telegrams from Wil- son and Burr McCIoskey saying they would be here for today's committee session and asking to be heard. Unevaluated charges by the two men had been read into the record of the hearings on Warren last week and Langer had said he per- sonally favored letting them tes- tify. But he said he would leave it up to the committee to decide wheth- of the Roman Catholic Church has been confined to his Vatican apart- ment since Jan. 25, when he was stricken by severe gastritis that steadily weakened him. A round- the-clock watch established when he fell ill has never been lifted. The Vatican newspaper L'Osser- vatore Romano printed a commu- nique Tuesday cautioning against too optimistic reports on the Pope's convalescence. It said a rapid recovery would be impossible be- cause of "the nature of the illness." High School Burns At Climax, Minn. (night and agreed to "give us all I the information they had." j He said one of the two had named Mrs. Moss. Then, questioning whether Mrs. Moss was "well enough" to testi- fy, McCarthy warned her and her counsel that he would insist on grand jury action "if perjury is committed." He suggested they leave the room to talk over whether she wanted to be a witness at this time. Mrs. Moss, a gray-haired Negro CLIMAX, Minn. Fire swept ment in the vicinity of the wreck. The removal of the damaged cars, which have been left along PASADENA, Calif, m James bench, said that a month is Roosevelt, pictured by his es- for the wife's support and there tranged wife, Romelle, as a phil-1 is additional a month for anderer and juggler of finances, each child. Roosevelt also was formation by President Eisenhow- er last Jan. 11. Warren has been serving since last October under Big Four foreign ministers made 1 s.n appointment made while Con- 1 er to take further testimony or j the Climax high school early to- to act on Warren's nomination, i day, completely gutting the struc- submitted to the Senate for con-1 ture. The building recently was val- "modest gains" at the Berlin con- ference in agreeing to discuss a Korean sttlement and Indochina. Opening a two-day debate on the conference and the future Ger- many in the House of Commons, Eden said despite the sharp dif- ferences between Russia and the area repeals wronged tne area West Berlin meeting around the crash srte Tuesday, less has not heightened international than 100 spectators were present tension." This, he added, is "en- Maximum, 40; minimum, 32; noon, 40; precipitation, cone; sun sets tonight at sun rises to-1 morrow at I AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 42 at a.m. to- day. Low, 33 degrees at p.m. Tuesday. Noon 41 with an overcast and visibility of 15 miles. The wind is from the west northwest at 22 miles per hour, the barometer at 29.56 steady and the humiditv is 65 per cent. was ordered today to pay her a total of a month temporary asked He had said his income is only about The sum is to support her and eir three young children pending trial of their separate maintenance suits. In hers, Mrs. Roosevelt ac- cused her husband of multiple adultery. Roosevelt has charged mental cruelty. ordered to continue paying children's school tuition which amounts to a month. to witness the new phase of main tenance operations this morning. Soon after news that the 16 cars and three dieseis had been de- railed when a burned out journal on one of the boxcars of the freight train sent the empty car into the jpath of the mail train, spectators i began to crowd around the acci- I dent site. gress was not in session. Sen. Watkins a com- mittee member, told newsmen "I ued at Climax volunteers, assisted by firemen from Crookston and Hal- stad, had little water with which to fight the wind-fanned flames. Brig. Gen. Ralph W. Zwicker Climax, population 270, has no wa-jof 48 we t 2S she d G E nrpssurp Firpmpn T. 6, ter pressure system. Firemen think the American people will be .rewure sysiem. riremen Hayes her counsel water from cisterns beneath I .h" outraged if we don't act." He said he would move to report the the fire hall. The main part of the nomination favorably to the Sen- school, four classrooms 2nd offices, couraging." "For those who took part in it the conference WES frustrating, dis- appointing and at times near tra- he declared. "But it was, I am convinced, nonetheless well worthwhile." Eden said "We did agree to call a Far East conference on Korea, the preparations for which had 4.s for the attorney's' fees the! B-v noon certain areas around the been deadlocked for many weary court ruled that was payable cars had been roped off months at Panraunjom. immediately and the balance with- in 90 days. The court costs were to be paid within 90 days. The balance of attorney's fees and court costs if any may be fixed at the time of trial. The awards climaxed sensa- tional four-day hearing in which also ordered the eldest son of the late President Franklin D. Roose- velt to pay on account for attorney's fees and court costs. The judge, in a from the dollars. He contended he was 185.15 in the red as of last Jan. 15, including he had bor- rowed from his mother, Mrs. El- eanor Roosevelt. wrecked cars had been roped off to prevent injuries to while the cars were being removed and by mid-afternoon the traffic situation in the West 2nd and Gould street area had become so acute that streets were blocked off to reduce parking and travel prob- lems. .The hordes of visitors continued late into the night. 100 on Job Today Soon after the accident, the mo bilization of personnel to assist in j (Continued on Page 3, Column 4) said Sgt. J.W. CoxTs demotion ate, unless some other committee member beats him to it. Senate GOP Leader Knowland of California said he expected the committee to approve the nomina- tion of the former governor of his state, adding that he hopes to bring it up in the Senate before the week's end. No senator has publicly an- nounced intention to vote against was built in 1918, A gymnasium, auditorium and more classrooms were added in 1939. A woman living near the school discovered the fire about 4 a.m. It. apparently had started on the north side of the auditorium. A north wind fanned the flames into the building interior, leaping a j the room. She sat a few steps out- brick Mrs' Moss as a card-carrying Red, the Army came out with a state- ment that Mrs. Moss never "had firewall between new and oVd "sec- (secret) and tions. I Mrs. Moss' access to the codes or the code books." The Army did say, however, that up until Feb. 5, Mrs. Moss did work as a communications machine operator and that in this job she handled "unintelligible code messages, both classified unclassified.' lawyer, George E. Warren, and Knowland predicted j ent, said records were saved. Cli- the Senate will confirm him over-1 max is in Polk_County, about 10 whelmingly. 0. T. Olson, school superintend- C. Hayes, told newsmen she "has A storm of protest was stirred subcommittee publicly read into the record charges that Warren, had had "It (the conference) also made j up last Friday when, at Langer's possible a discussion on Indochina. direction, counsel for a judiciary These were modest gains." Policeman Demoted For Slapping Witness LITTLE ROCK Wi A veteran Little Rock policeman was demot- ed from the rank of detective ser- geant to patrolman for slapping a !_! Negro witness in a manslaughter as California governor, lowed the Marxist line, fol- ap- pointed dishonest judges and had been under the influence of "a no- torious liquor lobbyist." Wayne Smithey, the subcommit- miles south of Crookston. Red Munitions Factory Blows Up taken the position she is not now and never has been a membar of the Communist party." He said Mrs. Moss has been ill, but prob- ably would come before the sub- committee at some later date. New Charge T The Moss issue is another ele- BERUTN W The_ Information raent in the growing effort by Bureau West reported today that a Soviet zone munitions factory at Schoenebeck on the Elbe River blew up, killing five German workers. The incident occurred about WRECKAGE was effective yesterday. tee counsel, said that no attempt (week ago and inquiry has shown had been made to determine whether tiiese and other charges were true or false, or otherwise to evaluate them, before they were aired publicly. some evidence of sabotage, the bureau added. The factory turns, out ammunition for East German Communist police and troops, the agency said. McCarthy to prove his charges that the Army has been trying to "coddle and promote Commu- nists." The Wisconsin senator also has been hammering away -at the Army far honorably discharging a dental reserve officer, Maj. Irving Peress, whom McCarthy has called (Continued on 15, Column 1) SENATE ;