Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Light Snow Tonight, Colder Saturday Want Ads Cost as Little As 65 Cents NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 40 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 8, 1954 TWENTY-TWO PAGES This Light Army Plans, attached to the Williamsport, Pa., Civil Air Patrol, crashed through the roof of this dwelling at Muncy, Thursday with a resounding thud. But the pilot, Ronald Neece, climbed through the shattered cabin, stepped over the engine and walked downstairs. His only injuries were slight cuts of the scalp. (AP Wirepho'o) Sergeant Loses Life Protecting Army Trainee FT. DIX, N, J. young and heroic sergeant lost his life Thursday in protecting an Ar- my trainee from a grenade ex- plosion while on a maneuver. Sgt. Leonard Moran of South Boston, 22-year-old Korean war veteran, was wounded fatally by the blast after he hurled himself between the grenade and the trainee, Pvt. John D. O'CaUaghan, 20, of New York City. Army authorities said O'Cal- laghan apparently tried to toss a grenade out of a trench, but that it hit the bank and rolled back into the pit with the two men. Moran was said to have leap- ed between the grenade and the private, and then tried to kick the grenade out of the pit. But the grenade went off, and Mor- an died an hour later in the post hospital. In Boston, another Korean war veteran, John F. Norton, credited Moran with saving his life three years ago. .Norton said Moran threw him to the ground while they were in Kor- ea, and shielded him from a spray of bullets that whined overhead. p'Callaghan suffered a leg injury in Thursday's accident. State Income Tax Drop Reported ST. PAUL W A four million dollar drop in normal state income taxes was reported today by Wil- liam G. Burkman, director of the state income tax division. Burkman reported to G. Howard Spaeth, state tax commissioner, that the 1953 -calendar year total was af compared with Normal income taxes include in- Verdict For Switchman Ordered by Court Democrats Plan 'Veto' Hlqhe Deeper Tax Cuts Sought by Congressmen Republicans and Democrats Want Bigger Reductions Goes to Trial MONROE Mrs..........J Tschudy Thursday won the right to press her suit for adoption of her two-year-old foster child, Jeffrey, whom the state took from her cus- tody after her husband died. The 29-year-old Albany widow, aided by friends and neighbors, is challenging the Department of Public Welfare's stand that adop- tion can be permitted only in By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON WV-President Ei icnbower's tax program fell far hort today of satisfying strong ap letites on Capitol Hill for tax cuts n this congressional election year. Almost to a man, both Republi- cans and Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee, where all tax bills must start, called for more or bigger reductions than the President proposed. One influential Republican, Rep. Richard M. Simpson said to- day he would favor a sweeping slash of all excise Dorothy on 'iclucir and to 10 homes where I present, both parents are dividual and corporate levies, and are exclusive of the bonus and I in 'ns atemen' of an bank excise taxes. case of a switchman, i who alleged he was induced to sign Burkman said the reduction is a release for his injuries by the due to a drop in corporation taxes, faise statements of a railroad phy- whereas individuals paid more in 1953 than in 1952. Corpo- rate collections dropped TODAY Democrats Agree on Strategy By STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Sen. Lyndon ST. PAUL iff) The Minnesota Columbia County Judge Elton Supreme Court today ordered re-1 jury ver- tion petition, and ordered the case to trial. The court also dismissed the de- partment petition that two of its employes be excused from appear- ing at an adverse examination by Mrs. Tschudy's counsel. The attorneys asked that Fred DeliQuardi, head of the childen's division, and Miss Shirley Max- field, a social worker, appear at sician. The high tribunal reversed Dis- trict Judge W. A. Schultz of Hast- ings, who threw out the verdict. The high court ordered the Chicago Great Western Railway company to pay Frank J. Allison of Oelwein, i case- Iowa, the allowed by a jury. The railroad claimed that, in hjs own discretion on what of the consideration of the 35-year-1 confidential records could be in-1 per cent. Rates on many items now run from 15 to 25 per cent. Eisenhower, in his state of the union address yesterday, declared "further reductions in taxes can and. will be made as additional reductions in expenditures are brought gradually but surely into sight." But the President didn't hint when, or where, new cuts might come. And he renewed a plea for Con- gress to cancel three billion dol- lars in annual tax reductions now set automatically for April 1. These cuts would apply to corporation in- comes and excises on liquor, auto- mobiles, gasoline, cigarettes, beer, wine and sporting goods. Toughest to Enact House Speaker Joseph W. Martin Jr. (R-Mass) conceded the tax pro- gram probably would be the tough- American Marines put up barbed wire barri- cades near Panmunjom, Korea, along the route to be taken by North Korean and Chinese POWs returning during operation "Recovery." The In- dian guards at Panmunjom plan to turn loose Control of Union in Reufher Shooting DETROIT W! Investigators charged today that the motive for the 1S48 assassination attempt on CIO president Walter Reuther in- volved the control of the revenues and power of the huge CIO United Automobile such an examination to testify on that is where we will have our I Prosecutor Gerald K, O'Brien department held that the I porters he told re- highly confidential. Out of 13 of the 25 Ways and IMeans members reached for com- e Rep. Goodwin not call for some co so old switchman, released it from all induced in'court. J tax cuts now. The emphasis was claims i y and hlndh claims arising out of the accident in 1950. Subsequently, Allison sued for Allison denied that he had signed a release for his injuries and con- tended that he signed an instru- ment under the belief that the represented only his loss of T a 11. i_ I neavy cuts in excise or indicating that is L when he was only a few weeks old. Last spring, however, Vernon Tschudy died before the adoption proceedings were complete. The state then reclaimed Jeffrey- through a habeas corpus ing. i Haitian Government Johnson of Texas, astute minority between July 23, 1950, and leader, has been quietly circulat- 1 1J> occasioned by his ing among his fellow Democrats a mJu7ies- memorandum outlining his ideas Tbe switchman also alleged he t on party strategy in this session of I was persuaded to sign the instru-j Arrests Congress. Johnson strategy, I ment "W tne false statements of I which is widely accepted by Dem- 1 defendant's physician that he had I PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti ffl ocrats in both Houses, rna'kes an fully recovered from his injuries I The Haitian government says it interesting footnote to resume his regular em- j has broken up a ring of subver- Eisenhower's State of the Union Payment at that time." j sives trying to incite a revolt in message. I Allison claimed the rai 1 r o a d j this Negro republic. negligently permitted spikes to pro-i A communique announced that The gist of the Johnson strategy may be reported about as follows: First, the Democrats have got to realize that the President's per- sonal popularity is still very great. It is, to bo sure, thinner than it once is less fanatical Eisenhower-worship. But the popu- lar affection for the President is a factor with which the Democratic party must reckon. Wait and See Strategy Second, the President's popular- ity is less and less easily trans- ferable to the Republican party, or even to the Eisenhower adminis- tration. The blush is nearly off the rose as far as the Republican "crusade" is concerned. In fact, "a lot of people are beginning to suspect that they have been sold a lemon." Third, however, when someone has been sold a lemon, the thing to do is to keep rubbing this in. For this reflects on the judg- ment of the lemon-buyer, who is then likely to stick stubbornly to his lemon through thick and thin. Thus the Democrats should not at- tack the administration or the ad- ministration's program frontily and violently, just for the sake of attacking. Instead, the Democrats should carefully choose their own battleground, waiting meanwhile for the Republicans to start fight- ing each other. The Democrats can than rush in to save the popular President. This wait-and-see, pick-a n d- choose strategy is now about as close to being official as any plan can be under the American party system. A few Democrats, to be sure, notably Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, would stili prefer an immediate frontal attack. But the Johnson strategy is accepted in (Confirmed on paqe 11, Column 3) ALSOPS ject from its railroad ties in the I police arrested 23 politicians and Olwein yard, where he was work-1 uncovered arms and ammunition ing, and that as a result he tripped (Thursday. Five other persons are and fell across a rail. i sought. big battles may come. Eisenhower did not mention ex- cise taxes other than those sched- uled to decline April 1. This could leave the door open for him to pro- pose cuts in a detailed tax and budget message later but con- gressmen generally expected the administration to try to hold excise revenues to present levels. The President did not renew his I 1953 request for Congress to cancel I the jump from 1H to 2 per cent in I the social security tax which I took effect Jan. 1. Administration I sources said it was dropped be-1 cause of a forthcoming program of! higher benefits. I Ways and Means Chairman Dan-' iel A. Reed who waged a By G. MILTON KELLY spectacular battle against admin- and his assistant Joseph G. Rashid indicated this is the theory they will attempt to outline to z jury to be selected to hear charges against four men implicated in the Reuther shooting Wednesday. O'Brien said the evidence col- lected indicated that racketeers came within an eyelash of gaining control of the UAW prior to Reu- ther's election as president in 1347. He said Heather's election elimi- nated a lot of the racketeer opera- tions in the union, n McCarthy Wants for Investigations Other Items of Ike's Program Facing Battle Farm Program In for Critical Examination, Debate By JACK WASHINGTON on Democratic leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas said today Senate Democrats who outnumber Republicans by exercise a "veto" pow- er on individual items of Presi- dent Eisenhower's over-all legisla- tive program. And Sen. Byrd who gave ndirect support to the President in he 1952 political campaign, said he vail try to stamp the first con-- gressional veto on Eisenhower's for an increase in the 275 billion dollar debt limit. The Presi- dent renewed it when he outlined his program yesterday to Congress. While Republican leader Know- and of California was urging bi- partisan support for what he called the President's "sound and for- ward looking Demo- rats were gathering their ammu- nition for a blast at the adminis- tration's new farm Monday. As reaction rolled in on. the Pres- ident's state of the union he deliv- ered in 54 minutes yesterday in a House chamber so jammed that some senators complained they had to flared up over several issues. Some Beside the farm and debt limit proposals, lawmakers voiced sharp differences qf opinion over tax re- visions, heavier reliance on atom- __________ ic weapons, a plan to take citizen- No matter which course it or further captivity j ship away from those convicted of 'conspiring hereafter to overthrow the government by force, and a proposed constitutional amend- ment to permit 18-year-olds to vote. This added up to a major seg- ment of a program that some Dem- ocrats took delight in describing as "Npuj Tlpalich of these POWs one minute after midnight Jan. 23 and these areas will house them until they are sent wherever they desire to go. (UP Tele- photo) New ROW Problem Faces Commission SEOUL The Korean Repatriation Commission, caught in the middle of an Allied-Red brawl, today faced what may be the most critical problem of its existence: What to do with some un- repatriated war prisoners Jan. 23. The commission has two weeks until that day of decision when the Allies insist the POWs be released under armistice terms. for the prisoners the answer means protests and possible vio- lence. The Reds insist that the prison- ers be kept in their neutral zone compounds until a Korean peace conference talks over their fate for 30 days. The conference is far from a beginning; even talks to set it up are bogged down. Both Allies and Reds cite the truce document as but their interpretations vary. The repatriation commission can- celed a meeting set for Friday afternoon to consider Allied and Red, answers [tidance. to a request for Big Oil Field Hinted Near North Pole OTTAWA Ws Canadian govern- ment geologists have made a dis- covery only 800 miles from the The answers showed that neither I North Pole which some day may ;ide was giving an inch. i surpass the oil wealth of Saudi The Reds demanded Thursday :hat tody conference meets and also that ex- planations to woo POWs home be extended until it has completed 90 actual days of interviews. The 90- day period set by the armistice ,y.abia and Texas discovery comprise. as "New Dealish. One of these, Sen, JLehman (D- Lib-NY) said in a statement he: was "gratified indeed to note that the President has accepted and endorsed the basic objectives of both the New Deal and the Fair Deal, namely, the responsibilities of government for the prosperity and welfare of the individual citi- zen." This was an allusion to Eisen- hower's proposals for expanding social security coverage, advance I planning for public works, federal domes" far north of the Arctic j fo[ ?ians- ex' i tended unemployment insurance, Circle :n a mile area j Jong-time housing loans and sluni of the Arctic Archipelago. Under! clearance, and federal aid for state the treeless stretch of tundra may I building needs. J 1 Qnn fO Sen. Duff (R-Pa) said the rec- the find, made last summer aftei fuU h at the mander, Friday revealed a secret UI1U' K1SL sunlmer Sen. Bridges (R-NH) voiced con- note he sent the commission de. i some peculiar rock formations fidence the President's program WASHINGTON Members of the Allied command is wou'd SUp- 'firm" m its demands for release. y umaoiaa AII Of_all Republicans, 6, was in I by the committes ana the ury. This program is expected to re- duce revenue about through a rewriting of the tax laws to remove alleged inequities. Youth Arrested On Girl's Story CLOQUET, Minn. A 19- Joseph George, a factory worker in Syracuse, N. scratched his head in surprise as nurse Mary Moebs snowed him his new girl twins, his 15th and I'.th children. "Wow! I thought it would be a George commented. He said the girls would be called "A" and "B" for a while "We ran out of relatives' names." The girls were born Thursday while George was at (AP Wirephoto) year-old Thomson, youth was arrested on an open charge today after a 20-year-old girl told authorities he had kidnaped her at gunpoint Thursday morning. Held in the Carlton County jail is Donald Summers. He was ar- rested at his home by Sheriff Oscar Juntunen after he returned Col- leen Dahl to her home about 4-30 a.m. The sheriff said the girl told him Summers forced her out of her car and into his when they met its work this year, The senatorial informants, insist- ing on anonymity, said the figure proposed by McCarthy is subject to change before it is presented to the Senate. They spoke in separate interviews. A 5300.000 figure would be 50 per cent greater than the subcommit- tee's 1953 budget, which was twice as large as its appropriation in 1952, McCarthy said he gave the sub- committee a preview of the pro- posed budget yesterday, but he de- clined to talk for publication about the total except to say it would provide enough money to hire 10 more investigators and lawyers. The budget request requires ap- proval of his all-Republican sub- :omir.ittee before he presents it to the Senate. Sen. Jenner (R-Ind) introduced answer to R secret memorandum sent to both sides Jan. 2 by Indian Lt, Gen. K. S. Thimayya, commis- sion chairman. Hull said: 1. The U. N. command cannot consider "a reopening or contin- uance" of explanations. 2. The attitude of Communist dip- lomats at Panmunjom "made it extremely improbable" that a Ko. rean peace conference will con- vene before Jan. 22. 3. Convening of the peace parley mentioned in the "only a recommendation" of the Allied and Red military com- manders and "has no determining relationship" to the POW question.! The Allies see "no justification" for discussing the disposition of these prisoners "with any agency." 4. Responsibility of the Indian forces for holding the prisoners ends at one minute after midnight, Jan. 23. The prisoners then become The find was made by W. W. (Bill) Heywood, 31, of Cowichan Station, B.C., and D. W. Bolyard, 21, of Oklahoma City, Okla., who investigated a dome on EHef Ring- nes Island. The domes are similar to those but all thoughtful Americans as well." Assuming Leadership Sen. John Sherman Cooper (R- Ky) said the President "is assum- ing the leadership that the people want." He predicted enactment of most 'of the program. which led to discovery of oil fields! Sen- Morse (Ind.-Ore.) found in Texas and Louisiana a resolution in the Senate yester-1 civilians. After Feb. 21, the repa- day asking for a bigger appropria-1 triation commission "will be dis- tion for his Senate internal secur- i solved and presence of Indian ity subcommittee, which has] troops in the demilitarized zone will shared headlines with McCarthy's jno longer be authorized or re- group in investigating Communism.' spending authority for FBI assistance after" the lb.oth expires Jan. of being driven into Wisconsin I during her captivity. She said that j Jenner's resolution asked for after they drove by back roads to of new funds for his sub- work Juntunen said he had asked for Superior, then through Bloomer, and St. Croix Falls and Hinckley, committee's work this year, plus the right to spend an unexpended she persuaded him to bring her balance now totaling nearly home. The sheriff said there was no indication the girl bad been molest- ed. 000. Its 1953 budget provided 000 of new money, and the right to spend a carryover balance of State Records 14th Traffic Casualty ST. PAUL (ffl Minnesota rec- orded its 14th traffic death in 1954 today when William Numedahl, St. Paul, was struck by a car at a West Side intersection. Traffic deaths during the first eight days of 1953 numbered 20. John Roche Jr., 12, Inter- national Falls, was feel- ing sorry about breaking both arms in a tobogganing accident until several letters began ar- riving daily from his seventh grade classmates, telling him how lucky he is not to have to go to school. (AP photo) message only "a masterpiece of platitudes, thereby raising false hope." Significantly, perhaps, there was almost no criticism of the Presi- dent's discussion of foreign poli- cies, on which Secretary of State (Continued on Page 2, Column I) DEMOCRATS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy and windy with occasional light snow tonight. Saturday cloudy and colder with snow diminishing to flurries. Low tonight 26, high Sat- urday 30. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 36; minimum, 20; noon, 36; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. CentraJ Observations) Max. temp. 36 at noon today. Low 27 at p.m. Thursday. Noon readings two layers of clouds with a broken layer at 'eet and an overcast at feet 'isibility 10 miles, wind from the east at eight miles per hour barometer 29.79 falling and hu- midity 63 per cent.