Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Light Snow Tonight And Thursday, Somewhat Colder Want Ads Cost as Little As 65 Cents NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 38 SIX CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JAN. 6, 1954 EIGHTEEN PAGES James Rufus Landis, 29, and his wife, Mamie, sit close to- gether in an automobile in Washington as they were taken from the Treasury Department for arraignment before a U. S. commis- sioner. The secret service reported they were arrested in con- nection with theft of from the Bureau of Engraving where Landis formerly worked. (AP Wirephoto) Fourth Picked Up In Currency Theft WASHINGTON W) The Secret Service today picked up a man they described as a fourth suspect in the New Year's Eve theft of new bills from the Bureau of Engraving. j The service earlier had reported I recovery of all but of the money, i Charles Howard Nelson, 27, a Negro, was brought under custody to the field office of the Secret Service in the treasury early to- day, the service said. There, Nelson, whos? address was given as nearby Maryland, was placed under questioning im- mediately. Other details were not immedi- ately available. The case broke open Tuesday with the arrest of a bureau em- ploye, his wife, and a soft-spoken U. E. Baughman, head of the Secret Service, today displayed Ic Washington money stolen from the Bureau of Engraving and recovered in a metal box on a Virginia farm. (AP Wire- photo) TODAY McCarthy Warns Democrats on Curbing Probe Ellender Plans To Fight Increase For Committee By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON Ellec- der (D-La) said today he will in- vite Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) to tell the Senate whether he uses "re- hashed, plagiarized" information in his claimed exposure of Com- munists in government. McCarthy, without specifically mentioning Ellender's announced plan to urge that the Senate cut McCarthy's investigating funds 'down to said that, if Demo- :rats win in such a move "it will >e the most Pyrrhic victory they ever won a victory in which you destroy yourself." Informed of McCarthy's re- marks, Ellender said, "I'm going .0 oppose not only him, but all" Senate committee chairmen who ask the Senate for increased funds. Ullender Jong has argued that no committee should get more than he S95.000 automatically given it at the start of each Congress ses- iion. Budget of McCarthy's investigations sub- :ommittee last year had a budget f and he has said he will sk for an unspecified increase in 954. Yesterday he described as "a ie" published reports that he has greed under urging from Eisen- hower administration officials to taper off the subcommittee's Red hunting and place more emphasis on other fields of inquiry. He said this of substantially sim- versioas of the story published by the New York Times and Her- ald Tribune, the Washington Post and Evening Star and the Balti- more Sun: "Either the reporter was lying or he was lied to. I assume it is most likely the reporter was being lied to." "I don't plan to shift the empha- he told a news conference, "When we find a Communist or an espionage agent in the govern- gress Conv enes; ke Speech Thursday Baby Ctrl Dean Bright, born Dec. 19, to Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam E. Bright Jr., of Memphis, Term., is starting the new year with distinction. His mother is only 15. He has a grandmother who is 32, and a great-grand- mother who is 49. He has 12 living grandparents. There are five living generations on his mother's side of the family, four on his father's side. His father, a clerk for Sears, Roe- buck, is 19. He and Mrs. Bright eloped when she was in junior high. (UP Telephoto) little flagpole painter on a tip fur- ment or in a defense installation, all-night soul search-i we will expose him. Period." the father of the woman. The three are Negroes. They were arrested one after the other in a day that began with a 5 a.m. He added that no one in the ad- ministration had asked him to change course. He said that if the Democrats phone call to Virginia state police I block his request for a bigger by Irving Grant, father of Mrs. Mamie Landis, and ended with the recovery of in three sep- arate caches, of the loot apparent- ly smuggled from the money j printing plant in the tail of a suit I jacket. i Throe Accused I Those accused: James Rufus Landis, 29, a j an-hour checker in the heavily l guarded plant which makes the j government's currency. The 6-foot- 1 Landis was held on bail on a currency theft charge. Landis' pretty, 26-year-old wife Mamie, whom he married when I she was 14, was held on bail get it. Churchill Wept at Meeting By JOSEPH ALSOP incident of the Ber- j knowledge of the theft. j rized uda conference gives the best William Giles, 27, the flagpole j Ell budget, it would stamp them as j "the party that wants to cover up j and whitewash treason." Seeks Publicity Ellender commented in an In- terview: "McCarthy's object is to get what he He's hungry for publicity. He would Death Valley Scotty Dies in Desert Castle STOVEPIPE WELLS, Calif, Death Valley Scotty died last night Lanie! Expects To Gain Support In Test Vote Seeks Authority For Action by Big 4 on Germany PARIS Joseph Lan- iel faced the National Assembly today in an effort to pull his crumbling majority together for a vote of support in advance of the Big Four foreign ministers meet- ing Berlin. He was expected to win grudging for love of Laniel but to assure France of having a for- eign minister present when the talks open on Jan. 25. Even some of Laniel's bitter enemies want France to speak up with some show of authority in Berlin. The test comes on a statement of general policy by Laniel stress- ing domestic affairs, followed by a demand that debate be cut off. Laniel planned to tell the special Assembly session that if he is de- feated or gets a weak majority on his demand to pigeonhole debate, he will resign. By this device he avoids a 24-hour postponement re- quired when a formal confidence vote is posed. Adjournments and explanations by the deputies of their views onj postponing debate were expected j to put off the vote until late to-' night. Normally the question of support for the government would not come up until after the installa- tion of President-elect Rene Coty Jan. 16. Tradition requires the Cabinet tc resign then. But Laniel, realizing he was on shaky ground, told outgoing President Vincent iSliiL, Auriol last week he wanted to Presbyterian Church in the _A____ __j TTmfpH fitarps of Amprira President Eisenhower left the National Presbyterian Church today after attending special services marking the reconvening of Congress. At right is Dr. Edward L. R. Elson, minister of the church. (UP Telephoto) 9 Ike at Communion Before New Session WASHINGTON Mi-President Eisenhower, Chief Justice Warren and a number of other high officials joined more than 50 members of Congress today at a special holy communion service. It was held to mark the beginning of the new session of Congress. The service was in the National Presbyterian Church, of which the President is a member, under auspices of the General Assembly of ueaui v alley ocuuy uicu jasi. TT j in his beloved castle, a three-mil- at once. AUno and Co y confen-ed Lni d lion-dollar showplace in the desert wilderness. Scotty, 81, was California's most famous prospector since the gold trample over the prerogatives ancj the adventuresome and any _ other Senate committee to j mysterious tales of his gold strikes iwere legion. The Louisiana senator1 said he! Yet the only treasure he is known will invite McCarthy to tall the Senate of any of his investigations, including the now-recessed search for evidence of espionage at Ft. Monmouth, N. J., which was not in spite of her firm denial of any based on "the rehashed, plagia- work" of someone else. muda clew to the present situation in Europe. This was the crucial ex- change on the subject of the Euro- pean Defense Community, which constituted the secret prelude of Secretary of State John Foster Dul- painter, who freely admitted driv- ing with the Landises to the Fau- quier County, Va., tenant cabin of Irving Grant in an effort to hide of the "hot" currency. All three were charged with vio- les' famous "agonizing reapprai- haljng a jaw wnjcn prohibits tat sal" press conference in Paris. Sir Winston Churchill opened the ernment discussion at Bermuda by voicing a familiar British view. As the world knows, the EDC was first proposed as a means of obtaining the German divisions which are needed to complete NATO. London has always cared very little about European federation, and has back- ed theEDC only to get, the German divisions. Therefore the Prime minister. moved by reports from Paris that ing money from the federal gov- EUender said he believes most of McCarthy's information in the to have come by was the wealth of his late friend and benefactor, and asked Laniel to remain in of- fice. This gave Laniel the excuse to seek an immediate expression of confidence from the Assembly. With the Berlin conference only three weeks away, most of the deputies realized it would be an extremely risky business to plunge France into a new crisis. It took 37 days to end the last one. Albert Mussey Johnson, Chicago I ..tMany of Deputies are getting insurance executive, Johnson kept 13lttejy tte time approaches for him in style. Dr. E. Vasse Wallace, of Las Vegas, Nev., said Scotty died of a gastro-intestinal hemorrhage. Wal- lace said he had been treating Ft. Monmouth inquiry came from I true name was Wai- Army intelligence, which in-j ter the past five years. vestigated it first. He said a iot of the rest came from the files of the House Un-American Activities Committee, adding: "He (McCarthy) just dramatized it and sold it to the country." the French Parliament would not pass the EDC, suggested that there was no need to be rigid in dealing with the problem. What was need- ed, he said, was a good, stout Ger- man army, standing in the way of en Charged in ot to Kill Reuther DETROIT up) four persons with assault with intent to kill and conspiracy, police today cracked open the five-year-old at- tempted assassination of CIO Pres- ident Walter Reuther. Perrone is being sought by po- lice. O'Brien said he was convinc- ed Perrone was "in Detroit" with- in the last 24 hours. Thirty Detroit policemen headed Wallace said he was summoned Tuesday afternoon and found j Scotty in grave condition at the castle, 173 miles northwest of Las Vegas. He said the colorful old desert rat was conscious until the end, and died quietly. At his bedside was Mary Liddecoat, president of the Gospel Foundation of Califor- nia, who had been Scotty's con- stant companion during the last two years, Johnson, actual owner of the cas- tle, conveyed the property to the a showdown on ratification of the European Defense Community Treaty. Some proponents believe that delay is favoring those op- posed to EDC. Others who oppose EDC believe they can defeat it now and are against further post- ponement.. With bowed head, Eisenhower I joined in prayers "for the nation, i for the President, for the Congress, I for all in authority." j The congregation of more than 300 asked that the President be given "serenity of soul. .sound- ness of judgment" and that Con- gress deliberate in the interest "of the safety and honor and welfare" of the people under God. Seventeen members of Congress who are Presbyterian elders as- sisted in the service. Among those attending the serv-j torrent that -burst through dikes ice were Vice President Nixon, I in the Po River delta of northern Supreme Court Justice Douglas, j Italy today as freezing tempera- Secretary of Interior McKay and j tares put a thick coating of ice Storm-Lashed Seas Break Italian Dikes LONDON gales lash- ed the Adriatic Sea into a boiling Foreign Operations Stassen. Administrator! over most of the rest of western I Europe. In pre-dawn darkness, the Adri- atic waters poured inland, 3 feet deep, inundating five villages near Rovigo, scene of disastrous floods in November, 1951. The waters gushed over hun- drtds of acres of rich farm land and marooned shivering villagers on their rooftops. Hundreds were moved to higher ground. i In London, Berlin, Frankfurt, BY ALLAN (Brussels and Paris workers went ROME Italian political leaders, plunged into their Cautiously to work alone the ice- second government crisis in six months, sought a premier today, and streets and" New Members Sworn In at Short Session Administration Drive to Bolster Peace, Prosperity By JACK BELL WASHINGTON WV-Congress re- convened today in the political at- mosphere of a campaign year and with President Eisenhower mar- shaling his administration in a drive to bolster peace and pros- perity. The two houses, meeting at noon, attended to only routine formalities, including the swearing in of six members to fill vacancies caused by deaths and resignations. They adjourned quickly out of re- spect to Chief Justice Fred M. On KWNO President Eisenhower's State of the Union Message will be broadcast locally over KWNO, beginning at a.m. Thurs- day. _____________ Vinson, who died Sept. S when Congress was not in session. The first session of this 83rd Congress adjourned the night of Aug. 3. Tomorrow President Eisenhower goes before a joint session with the State oE the Union message outlining his program for the year. Republican congressional leaders predicted he will emphasize that New Premier Sought For Troubled Italy Speaker Of The House Joseph Martin Jr. raises his gavel to call the House to order as the second session of the 83rd Con- gress convened this morning. The Rev. Bernard Braskamp, foreground, prepares to deliver the opening prayer. (UP Tele- photo) who could unite them in a twin battle against rising economic stress gospel foundation upon his death and Communist pressure. about six years ago. He provided, Giuseppe Pella resigned as premier last night in an abrupt cli- however, that Scotty was to live I max to an internal squabble in his governing Christian Democrat there the remainder of his life, j party over a vital issue in if he desired, and a suite was maintained for him, said Walter by'Senior Inspector Paul Slack, business representative of Wayne County Prosecutor Ger-1 who has directed the five-year 1 i IL- Ki and Detroit Police! hunt for Reuther's assailants, were he concluded, why not adopt the to rounti LsusPects- alternative of'German national re-1 armament within the framework Irest of NATO? !a-m- the charges and the ar of tbe four at Ike Firm To Sir Winston's proposal. Presi- dent Eisenhower replied with great firmness. In the first place, he said, the American government did not favor independent German national rearmament. In the sec- ond place, although the French might not feel much enthusiasm for EDC, he was convinced the prime minister's alternative would evoke even stronger opposition in the French Chamber of Deputies. In the third plsce, Germany's Chancellor Adenauer was also dead set against German national re- armament, since the "European" policy Adenauer has; followed would "I am convinced the shooting of Walter Reuther in 1948 has been O'Brien said. He said a similar attempt on the life of Victor Reuther, brother of Walter in 1949, is still a mystery. Arrested were: Carl Renda, 35, a key witness Renda was arrested at his home in suburban Grosse Pointe Shores. The Michigan state police1 sent out a nationwide alarm for Per- rone. The FBI field office in De- troit said it had not entered the case as yet. race Life Sentence O'Brien did not give out full de- tails of the arrests and filing of the charges, at the Kefauver committee hearing! The warrants against the four in Detroit. Clarence Jacobs, 48, of Tecum- seh, Ont., who once jumped bond when accused of illegal er.try into tile United States. Others Named Also named in the warrant was Peter-Lombardo, 50, already serv- ing sentence at the Terre Haute, soon be reversed by a reborn Ger-1 Ind-( federal penitentiary. man general staff. The fourth person name'd in war- _ i J.AJC iuui Hi LII vfai Therefore the President conclud-1 rants issued Tuesday by Record- ed there was no alternat.ve to the Judge John p_ was EDC. It was the EDC or nothing, Santo Perrone. 56. ,-ather-in- as far as he was concerned. To this statement by Eisenhow- er, Secretary Dulles added a warn. (Continued on Page 5, Column 2) ALSOPS Santo (Sam) Perrone, 56, father-in- law of Renda and a frequently questioned suspect accused by the Kefauver committee of being gang-leading strike breaker and enemy of organized labor." men and the "John Does" con- tained two criminal counts. One charged assault with intent to mur- der, and the other conspiracy to assault with intent to murder. The first carries a mandatory life imprisonment sentence, the other permits a sentence of five years. Each of the two CIO unionists was shot at his home by a would- be assassin who fired a shotgun through the window. Walter Reuther was shot April 20, 1948. Victor was shot May 24, 1949. Walter lost part of the use of an arm as a result. Victor was blinded in one eye. land reform. He had been premier for almost five months following the resignation of Alcide de Gas- peri in July. His stepdown aroused new con- cern in the United States that the make Communists would make gains agricultural post in Italy due to the unstable party's conservative wing. Left- wing members, fearing that a con- servative might upset the land redistribution program, wanted to keep Rocco Salomone, another leftist member of the party, in the Death Valley Scotty political and economic situation. U.S. Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce, now on a home visit, already has given Secretary of State Dulles and other high American officials her personal report on this na- tion's problems. President Luigi Einaudi was ex- pected to start talks with party beads tomorrow as the first step in finding a new premier. Observ- ers were reluctant to speculate on his ultimate choice, but they be- lieved be would not make any de- cision before Monday. Under a technical device, Ei- naudi "reserved decision" on the Pella resignation, pending ap- pointment of a successor. This keeps Pella in office as the leader of a caretaker regime. The immediate cause of the res- ignation was friction in the Chris- tian Democrat party of Pella and De Gasperi over the naming of an agriculture minister in a re- shuffled Cabinet, Pella wanted Sen. Salvadore Al- disio, who is identified with the winter furs and woolens as tem- peratures slumped to the lowest mark for over a year. 2 Iowa Youths Killed in Freak Car-Train Crash BLUE ElARTH, Minn. UP) Two Iowa youths, flung from a skidding car just before it crashed into a train at nearby Kiester, were killed this morning although the driver escaped injury. Dead were Allen Berg, 19, arid Roger Peterson, 19, both of Lake Mills, Iowa. underlying Fella's decision to j They were passengers in the car quit. Italy's two million Commu- j driven by Duane Hanson, 18, Le- nists, already claiming the biggest land, Iowa. William Mathies of huddled shivering in their warmest I administration is taking the initiative in far-flung activities for The government has been under severe criticism from, the left that it is lagging on its plan, announced in 1951, to distribute acres among peasant families by 1962. The government said -four days ago that the 600 million dol- lar program was about one-third complete, with acres al- ready distributed to fam- ilies. But there are other basic causes Red membership in any nation outside the Soviet orbit, were said by qualified sources to be growing stronger while the pro-democrat factions squabble with each other. The Reds exploit economic and .abor troubles. There are two mil- lion Italian unemployed and many others working only part time. Production costs have risen along Blue Earth, Faribault County sher- iff, said Hanson apparently saw the train just as he approached a crossing at the north edge of Kies- ter, Hanson slammed on the brakes, Sheriff Mathies said, but the car spun around and the rear right end struck one of the moving freight cars near the end of the with profits. This has boosted j train. irices on the home market and As the car turned, its front right larmed the export trade which door opened and Berg and Peter. Italy needs in order to prosper. I son were thrown out. national security. Divided Congress The President will be speaking to a closely divided Congress, in which Democrats have one more senator than the Republicans and only four fewer House members than the GOP. Behind that mere numerical di- vision lies a growing Democratic unity heightened by GOP attacks and the approach of the November congressional elections. Such unity (Continued on Page IS, Column 8) CONGRESS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy with occasional light snow tonight and Thursday. Somewhat colder Thursday. Low tonight 20, high Thursday 27. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 41; minimum, 16; noon, 25; precipitation, trace; sun 'sets tonight at sua rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp, 40 at p.m. Tues- day. Low 15 at a.m. today. Noon 23, overcast at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind calm, barometer 30.22 steady and humidity 70 per cent.