Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Not So Cold Tonight; Friday Cloudy, Warmer Dennis the Menace Contest Ends Next Sunday NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 81 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25, 7954 TWENTY-TWO PAGES ies He'll Quit Ike to Grant Military Aid To Pakistan Assures Nehru Step Will Not Affect U.S. Friendship With India Latsch Trust Expiring, New Tenants Picked By ADOLPH BREMER Republican-Herald City Editor The 20-year trust of John A. Latsch, under which three of his former employes have operated the Latsch Son Co. wholesale fruit and grocery firm and man- aged a group of business proper- ties, expires March 15. Termination of this trust sets r, -j lliiUlUlttUUU OI U11S LTUSt SCIS WASHINGTON President up a series developments, which Eisenhower announced today he will involve the liquidation of the will grant military aid to Pakistan fivm although its fruit to help secure -stability and department will be continued un- strength" in the Middle East. der new ownership. The president made known this For the city owner of the Latscn decision in a formal statement. At i building at 2nd and Center streets the same time the White House made public a letter to Prime Min- ister Nehru of India assuring him that "this step does not in any way affect the friendship we feel for India." "Quite the the Presi- dent said in the letter delivered I Wednesday to Nehru by Ambassa- i dor George V. Allen. ;'We will continually strive toj strengthen the warm and enduring j friendship between our two coun-1 tries." j The decision to give aid to Pak- istan was taken under authority since 1915, expiration of the trust means making arrangements for new leases and tenants. This week the city's John Latsch Memorial Board, which has jurisdiction, will nearly complete negotiations for future use of the structure. New Tenants Agreements made, although ac- tual signing of leases remains: 9 The Goodrich Corp., already in the warehousing business (gov- ernment and commercial storage) at Franklin and Ease 2nd streets, will lease 5Vi floors of the six-story building. This six-story building, which abuts the North Western Railway on the north, has about square feet of floor space, including the basement. A new corporation will lease the fruit department space and operate it. This area consists of about square por- tion of the building west of the present location of the Great Wino- Committee Votes To Confirm arren na Surplus Store and running the north-south length of the structure. To Increase Income It is expected that agreement will be reached with the Surplus store for continued use of a portion of the first floor on 2nd street. One additional tenant then can still be accommodated. The Latsch board is withholding announcement of the rentals until all negotiations have been complet- ed, but it is known that the annual income to the city will be sub- stantially in excess of the S4.200 annual rent (plus building and ele- vator maintenance) paid by Latsch Son to the city during the latest ten-year lease. However, the state has indi- cated that this property should be on the tax rolls starting May 1. Expiration of the Latsch trust March 15 means that on that date, according to Latsch's will, three beneficiaries will become owners of shares of capital stock and which represent the value of the Latsch Son business and seven or eight business properties. (When the estate was. in probate court, it j consisted of shares of stock Man Accused Of Killing Wife In Portland, Ore. First Two Mates Died Violently In Chicago PORTLAND, Ore. white- laired, mild-appearing man, whose first two wives died violently in Chicago in the early 1920s, was accused late last night of killing his third wife here. George F. Sack, who was com- mitted to a mental hospital seven vears after being accused of shoot- ng his second wife to death, was :harged here with asphyxiating Joldie Goodrich Sack, 56, last For six days medical experts ad sought to determine the cause f death of the woman, whose body vas found in a vacant lot across own from the apartment house vhich Sack owned and where the ouple lived. Secretary Of The Army Robert Stevens, right, and Chairman Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) of the Senate Investigations Subcom- mittee, shake hands after a closed meeting at which they reached agreement on further procedure on inquiry into the granting of an honorable discharge to Dr. Irving Peress, New York dentist. (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON7 12-3 committee vote cleared the way today I .Jr granted by the Foreign Aid Law for speedy Senate confirmation of Earl Warren as chief justice of a p" value. 9f Th? .meclica} experts reported and requires no further congres-1 the United States. sional sanction. ___ __ _ ___ _____ Indian leaders had been highly I planned to take President Eisenhower's nomination of Warren critical of the idea, previously dis- Jin the Senate tomorrow. "I be----------------------------------------- cussed, of giving military aid to lieve the Senate will give the chief justice an overwhelming vote of Winona General Hospital will get Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican floor leader, said he 18.5 per Woodlawn Cemetery Association ten per cent and Mar- just before midnight that the cause was "asphyxiation in a manner as yet unknown." Police at once took their neighbor. One obvious rea- son was the possibility that it tip the scales in that part of Asia to India's disadvantage. The next step will be to send a aiission to Pakistan to determine the exact needs of that country. This will be done shortly, the White House said. Cooperation of Farmer With Controls Studied By OVID A. MARTIN WASHINGTON ffl-The Agricul-1 on" alomphlnt. ttat" he was hire Department next week will j a fugitive from a California charge survey farmers' production plans j of subornation of perjury-inducing for the summer to try to learn I someone to lie under oath He later to what extent they expect to was reieased, however, by a muni- comply with government crop con-1 cjpai judge he added. No senator, not even any of the three who voted against commit- tee clearance, has said publicly he will vote against confirming Warren's appointment. The Republican governor of Cal- ifornia has been serving on the I Supreme Court since last October under an interim appointment made while Congress was in ad- journment. His nomination to succeed the late Fred 11. Vinson in the nation's highest judicial office was submit- ted to the Senate for confirmation on Jan. 11, but it was only yester- day that the Senate Judiciary Committee reported it favorably. Day-Long Session The committee acted after a day- Jong session at which its only wit- ness was taken into custody by trol programs. The vote to recommend confir- Benson has set up programs ing for an overall reduction of about 30 million acres in plantings I of wheat, cotton and corn. Johnson (D- position votes. and t- Casting the Op- The proposed cutbacks include I However, Kilgore said that his about 16 million acres for wheat, was "in Protest against com- 4 million for cotton and 10 million I mittee procedures" and that he this I vote to confirm Warren I when his nomination is brought up for corn. They would put year's plantings at about ___ million acres for wheat. ln tne Senate, for cotton and 71 million for corn. In the case of wheat and cotton, there are strong economic com- pulsions upon farmers to comply with Benson's program. Farmers overplanting their allotments for Eastland said he voted against recommending approval of War- ren's appointment because he didn't think the former governor had "the judicial experience" for chief justice. Man Found Dead In Milwaukee Park Identified harvest will be denied government j Consideration of the nomination assistance _ and be rocked along without much fanfare until late last week when a judi- ciary subcommittee, at Langer's direction, publicly aired 10 charges against Warren. Among these charges were accu- sations that Warren, as governor. subject to stiff penalty taxes on excess cotton or wheat sold. In thi case of corn, over-plant- ers would lose price support aid, but would not be subject to mar- keting penalties. The planting survey MILWAUKEE answer to one part of a mystery only deepen- ed the shadows Wednesday night when a man for.nd dead in a lonely, wooded, northside park was identi- fied as a member of a prominent Madison family who recently inher- ited The man, whose body bore marks of violence, was identifiec by bis wife as William Gernon, 46, Route 3, Pewaukee, He was the son of George E. Gernon, 83, sec- retary-treasurer of the Gisholt Ma- chine Co. of Madison. But the county medical examin- er's office still could list the death only as "cause unknown." Nor could police explain how Ger- non came to Kletzsch park, a mile and a half from the nearest bus stop and a mile from the closest house, where his body was found Wednesday morning by a park em- ploye. The body was lightly clad in well- worn attire and had been stripped of identification. Gernon's wife, ?ern, said she last saw her husband Tuesday morning when he left her in a Milwaukee tavern to "walk around the corner" and then go to his bank. Gernon's upper lip was bruised, wo front teeth had been knocked out, his right eye was bruised and there was an inch long cut on the back of his head. But Dr L, J. I garet Simpson Home five per cent, j ou: a warrant charging Sack with j The Latsch will requires that the I first-degree murder. i officers of the three associations He had been free on must add the bequests to their en- i bond, after being booked as a dowment funds and invest them in material witness because a resi- "interest-bearing securities, the in- dent of the area near the vacant come from which investments only reported he had seen Sack's to be used" for maintaining and I automobile parked beside the lot operating the hospital, maintaining fte niSht Mrs. Sack disappeared. j ii__ Sack's first, wile died in an apartment fire in Chicago in 1923. His second was shot to death in 1925. He was accused of shooting her. Defended by Clarence Darrow he was found insane. Seven years fe Cafe Robbed of and improving the cemetery, and (For a story about the John A. Latsch will which establish- ed the trust that has operated Latsch Son Co. turn to Page 3.) "aiding the poor of the city" by the Margaret Simpson Home. Value Not Set Actual value of the trust today cannot be estimated accurately. The three trustees have .already distributed in cash, secured principally by partial liquidation of later he won his release from an Illinois mental hospital. Seven years after he was held 10 days by Seattle police, who questioned him about the disappearance of J. C. Young, 55, a Seattle wan who had rented a chicken farm to him. He also was questioned about the disap- pearance of a Monroe, Wash., housekeeper. Neither person ever was found. MINNEAPOLIS cash- ier at Schiek's cafe in down- town Minneapolis was robbed this morning as she left the back door of the cafe on her way to a bank with e money bag. Irene Hellam, the cashier, said a man grabbed the money bag arid ran. George Ramsey, manager of Schiek's, said he was not sure how much money was in the bag. Police said the loot totaled Egypt Drops JJ..Y JJCU Hal 114U1UCIL1UJ1 Ul I rt the grocery department of Latsch' Saek> who had hved here Quietly Son, which will shortly be out of i 25 f years, _any operation, causing the termination of services of about 25 persons. P. Earl Schwab and Robert Selover have been appointed appraisers of the real property. his third wife's death, Sheriff Terry Schrunk said. The sheriff said he insisted she went shopping last Tuesday and he never saw her again. Republican iCan Beat Humphrey, In addition to the Latsch Son fruit and grocery business, the j trust consists of: The "International Harvester building, 51 Walnut St., occupied by the Miller industries under a lease which does not expire until 1957. It is a four-story building with about square feet of floor space. t TT c F assistant U. S. attorney general, The two-story building at the j believes anv Minnesota Republi- southwest corner of Main and 2nd can nominated can beat Sen. Burger Believes ST. PAUL Burger, streets, occupied by Western Motor Sales, Northwest Glove Co., Inc., and Williams Hardware Co. The three-story building at Humphrey in this year's elections. "All people have to he said in an interview here Wednesday 101-103 E. 2nd St., occupied by [night, "is look at Humphrey's Stair Cart, Inc., and the Winona I record. They'll see its mostly con- New Premier CAIRO, Egypt rul- ing Revolutionary Council today dropped Maj. Gen. Mohamed Na- guib, front man of the uprising that made a republic of this an- cient land of the pharaohs, from the presidency and premiership. The 11 young army officers of the council named as premier Lt. Col, Gamal Abdel Nasser, 36, the. tall and handsome driving force of j second floor hall, and ransacked Burglars Enter St. Cloud High School, Take ST. CLOUD, Minn, Burglars who used a torch to cut into a walkin vault in St. Cloud Technical High School Wednesday night stole about S500 belonging to student or- ganizations. Payroll checks in the vault were not touched. Chief of Detectives George Stotko said the thief appeared to be the work of professionals, possibly burglars specializing in school burglaries. The intruders got into the school offices by breaking a lock. They scattered strong boxes which had contained student funds around Business College. Van Hecke, Milwaukee County! A 100-by 30-foot garage used medical examiner, said none of for storage of Latsch trucks and these injuries was sufficient cause death. Dr. Van Hecke said an autopsy and Harriet streets. to on land leased from the North Western Railway, near West ver.sation and very little action." Burger, former St. Paul attorney the bloodless coup that ousted King Farouk II from the throne 19 months ago. He has been Naguib's deputy premier. Nasser also succeeded Naguib as leader of the council. The nation's presidency will remain vacant. Naguib was in army-guarded is- olation at his simple, five-room home in .suburban Helmieh. Capt. Galal Faizy, aide to National Guid- ance Minister Salah Salem, said he revolutionary council "has no r.tention of taking any measures against Naguib." A communique from the Revolu- ionary Council accused Naguib of seeking to draw Egypt "back to absolute declared he Looks to Ike For Support in McCarthy Quiz Row Over Charge Army Coddling Communists WASHINGTON Secretary of the Army Robert T. Stevens was reported today to be steaming with anger over interpretations of bis agreement with Sen. McCarthy (R- Wis) as a "capitulation." His of- fice and the White House acknow- ledged they had had telephone exchanges on the matter. Stevens denied, however, a re- port that he was asking a public expression of support from Presi- dent Eisenhower and was prepared to resign if he didn't get it. This report came from a source close to the secretary. When an Associated Press dis- jatch to this effect was shown to Stevens he authorized an aide to deny it "categorically." Original Report The source of the original report could not be reached immediately. He is in a position to know what has gone on behind the scenes. Stevens was cioseted with a group of top advisers when the AP dispatch was sent in to him. John F, Kane, a civilian aide, :ame out and told reporters he vas authorized to deny "categori- ally" that the report was correct. The original report was to the effect that Stevens had informed jVhite House officials he would in- ist on one of the two following courses of action: 1. A statement from the Presi- ent that Eisenhower agrees with tevens that he did not "eapitu- ate" during Wednesday's secret essions with McCarthy on the question of calling Army officers for testimony in McCarthy's in- quiry into what he calls the Army's "coddling of Communists." 2. Agreement from the President that Stevens can say in a state- ment that Eisenhower is in full agreement with the secretary's po- sition. Angry, Indignant Stevens was reported to be angry and indignant over some phases of his go-round with McCarthy. Further, he was said to be trou- bled over the possible effect on Army morale. The secretary went to his office early and launched into a series of conferences with top advisers. One high Army officer told F. J. Herda. Police found no evidence of a breakin at any outside door or win- dow. The school was open Monday night for evening classes. Farmers Urged To Plan Crop Storage for '54 WASHINGTON Secretary who has long been a supporter of cal crisi and reportej unara-. i of Agriculture Benson today urged fo Har sn the offices and desks of Superin- j reporter: "I would not be surprised tendent H. B. Gough and Principal] acceptance of a _ added he completed and "made public March a, aPPone dishonest juaf lg had been under the influence It should shovv not only degree of compliance with crop control programs, but to what use farmers plan to put land taken out judges 01 "a notorious liquor lobbyist" anc ;had followed the Marxist line. Announce Charges The publicizing of these charges, without first attempting to find out of production of the controlled crops. I whether they were true or false, The opportunities for switching stirred up a storm of protest, to alternative crops is limited j The day after they were read because there are no crop short- into the record the subcommittee ages. Diversion of land from voted to recommend Warren's wheat, cotton and corn to other crops could well aggravate surplus problems. Insurance With Value Over Will Bar Aid MADISON un-Ii you have an in- surance policy that has a liquid asset value of more than S500, you can not get benefits from Wiscon- sin under the old age assistance law. An interpretation of a 1953 law by state officials made this point clear Wednesday. Prior to last year, persons get- ting old age assistance could not have more than insurance. Under a law passed by the Legislature, no persons getting as- sistance could have more than in "liquid assets." Welfare Department officials in- terpret this law to mean any pol- icy that has a cash surrender val- ue in excess of has to be turned over to the state if the per- son who holds it is receiving old age assistance. I nomination favorably to the full judiciary committee. The committee, by its vote yes- terday, rejected the charges, but before it did so it listened behind closed doors for nearly three hours to testimony from Roderick J. Wilson of Hollywood, Calif. Dep. Atty. Gen. William P. Rog- ers previously had testified that some of the charges against War- ren came from Wilson. Shortly Wilson was called into the committee room, police here received a telegram from San Francisco police saying that a "felony warrant" had been issued for Wilson. When the committee recessed for lunch, Wilson was taken into cus- tody. Langer said, however, that the committee wanted Wilson to return as a witness and the police agreed after Wilson's attorneys pledged that he would be back. Once the afternoon hearing was finished, Wilson was taken before Municipal Judge Andrew J. How- ard Jr., who ruled that a tele- gram was insufficient evidence on which to order him held. He de- clined to issue a fugitive warrant and Wilson was released. I showed Gemon had well advanced! Tho ,f eo v ,_ I meant just what he said recently cancer of the pancreas but it was I i, r t r wnen tne Foreign Operations Ad- nnt. in the fatal staffp WP fllsn rnl. I occupied by the Gate City Cash j ha not a canmaate. j it sajd he Monday. for storage of this year's crops Deileves btassen fJnirianro tnM Ipst lark of snare at harvest timp not in the fatal stage. He also rul-j. ed out a heart attack or a Carry 'Vholesale newsmen the office of president of I cause sharp dips in prices. the hemorrhage as cause of death. subsidiary of Latsch until recently. Mrs. Gernwi said her husband I The two' and tnree-story had been spending freely since he I (Continued on Page 10, Column 3.) inherited from an aunt. LATSCH p his mind whether the'MinnC'SOta two years-after Burger is here for a series of speeches. I rspublic will remain vacant Parliament is restored by! His Pet Collie Stands guard over Samuel Meneely, who sufferfid a sick spell in Downing Park, Newburgh, N. Y., today. Patrolmen How- ard F. Baxter, laft, and Samuel W. Moore attempt to snare the faithful animal so they can take Meneely to a hospital. (UP Telephoto) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy, not quite so cold tonight. Friday mostly cloudy with rising temperature. Low tonight 28, high Friday 44. UOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 44; minimum, 28; noon, 36; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at 6-50. AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. Temp. 41 at noon Wednes- day. Low 25 at a.m. today. >.Toon 35 degrees, >roken layer of clouds at wind calm, visibility 15 miles, jarometer 29.77 falling slowly and the humidity 54 per cent. at anything that happens." Sources close to the secretary said it was Stevens' understanding that agreement reached in his con- ference Wednesday with Republi- can .Tnembers of McCarthy's sub- committee in the future would accorded respect. He was said to be angry that the memorandum of agreement, read by Sen. Mundt (R-SD) after session, omitted any reference to this and to feel it left him in an untenable position. Memo Cited The memo said it had been agreed that (a) the subcommittee should be given the names of all those involved in the honorable discharge of an officer McCarthy calls a "Fifth Amendment Com- and (b) these officers shall be available for questioning. This was widely interpreted as a capitulation by Stevens since ear- lier he had directed two officers to disregard subpoenas from McCar- thy. Sources at the Capitol said it was argued to Stevens in the closed door session with the subcommit- tee members that he had put him- self in the position of defying Con- gress. Further, it was argued that irre- parable damage might be done to the Republican party and to the said it will continue such help this Eisenhower administration if Ste- j vens and McCarthy had a hammer- and-tongs session before a nation- wide TV audience. farmers to start making plans now Because of a record surplus of i the storage situation this plan's [year could be very serious, he said, of the particularly should harvest again period" I be large. The secretary emphasized that Political observers believed government price support aid can there would be little immediate be extended only on commodities change in the foreign policy of! stored in acceptable facilities. He Egypt's vigorous new government. said the government did every- That foreign policy has been de-1 thing possible last year to assist fined as noncooperation with the i in the expansion of both farm and West until the British withdraw I commercial storage facilities. He from the Suez Canal zone. Nasser is rated the most fiery exponent of Egypt's current bid for British withdrawal from the Suez Canal zone. Since he was a youth of 17, he has been an under- ground leader of forces fighting corruption in government. year. "The final responsibility, how- ever, rests with farmers them- Benson said in a formal j Stevens was scheduled to appear statement, "they should anticipate before the committee today and their requirements and make plans TV networks had arranged immediately to see that adequate telecasts. This session was called storage space is available when they need it." The department offers low inter- est loans to farmers for building storage facilities. It also has been buying and .setting up facilities to house government-owned surpluses. Furthermore, it seeks to encourage private expansion of storage facil- ities by guaranteeing use for up to six years. "With normal weather this spring and summer, the storage problem can be even more acute in 1954 than in Benson .said. "The carry-over of old this year's be at record levels for the two leading grain crops. The wheat carryover is now expected to be above 800 million bushels, as compared with 562 million last year. "The corn carry-over is expected to be around 900 million bushels-as compared with 769 million in telecasts. This session was called off when the agreement reached. Tough on Army Pentagon reporters were given to understand that senior Army offi- cers had been urging Stevens to put his side of the case on the record, primarily to bolster morale in the Army. These officers told Stevens that the rank and file of the Army knew only what they had read in the newspapers or heard over the radio and that the line taken by virtually all publications was that Stevens had yielded to McCarthy. At the White House presidential press secretary James C. Hagerty said in response to questions that Stevens had telephoned him at home Wednesday night to discuss the newspaper stories. Hagerty said Stevens also con- ferred by telephone with "several other members" of the White 1 House staff.