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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy and Mild Tonight; Colder Sunday Welcome Winter Carnival Visitors NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 53 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 23, 1954 SIXTEEN PAGES Two Capitol Hill secretaries get out on the lawn with shovels as a gag to call attention to the snowstorm which has disrupted transportation, closed schools and threatens an early closing government offices in Washington. Upwards of six inches of snow have fallen and forecasts call for two to six more by night. The girls are Lois Glines, Durham, N. and June Pitts, Clinton, S. C., right. Returned PO W Faces Charges By FREDS. HOFFMAN WASHINGTON Edward S, Dickenson, a Virginia farm boy who changed his mind about staying with the Communists in Korea, faces Army charges that he dealt illegally with his Red captors to get better treatment. If tried and convicted of one of the charges, he could be sentenced to death. The Array notified Dickenson of the charges last night, then placed him under arrest at its Walter Reed Hospital here. He has been Emma Jo Johnson and her patient fiance. Jack Wengert, embraced joyously Friday at Nevada's penitentiary in Car- son City, Nev., where Emma Jo has spent almost three years for a murder which was never committed. Calling Em- jaa Jo's case "a miscarriage of the state board of pardons ordered her freed. The couple left for Las Vegas to be married. (AP Wirephoto) Bodies of Missing Children Found In Frozen Creek TOLEDO, Ohio by a ahen against Eatchelor. The sol- loodhound, police chopped' dier's 0. L. Batch- undergoing a physical examina- tion. The 23-year-old soldier stands of unlawfully holding "in- tercourse with the enemy" to get ''favorable The formal charges say his activities hurt other prisoners of war he'.d by the Reds. Officials explained that the filing of these on accusa- Ike Still Trying For Compromise With Bricker Delays Appeal To People on Constitution By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Sen. Know- land (R-Calif) predicted today President Eisenhower will delay any appeal to the people on the hotly fought issue of limiting treaty-making powers, pending last minute efforts to reach a compro- mise with Sen. Bricker Bricker is author of a proposed constitutional amendment which the President opposes on the ground it would seriously limit the conduct of foreign policy and un- duly restrict traditional executive perogatives in that field. The Ohioan, after send all sena- tors a letter challenging the Presi- dent's interpretation of his propo- sal, told the Senate yesterday he hopes Eisenhower is not going t make the controversy "a persona fight." The Senate is scheduled to tab up the proposal early next week but the debate in effect alreadj has begun. However, Knowland said in an interview efforts to hammer ou a compromise both the adminis f ation and Bricker would fruitless so continue during the weekend. Knowland Replies Knowland replying on the Senate floor to Bricker, said the Presides still has "an open mind." "He has taken no arbitrary Knowland replied. "I hope that is saic Bricker. "It is1 Knowland shot back. The Bricker amendment's avowed purpose is to prevent treaties from depriving U. S. citizens of rights guaranteed by the Constitution and to give Con- gress more control over the less formal agreements into which a president might enter. Constitu- tional lawyers disagree widely on its necessity and probable effect. Perhaps the most controversial clause would write into the Consti- tution a provision that "A treaty shall become effective as internal law only through legislation which would be valid in the ab- sence of a treaty." Because under the U. S. federal row tions by former fellow prisoners-j system some whole areas of legis is only a preliminary action. It iation are reserved to states, oppo- does not even necessarily mean he will be brought to trial. No Decision An official announcement by the Military District of Washington said no decision will be made on until the whether to try Dickenson after an investigation of charges and evidence has been finished and its results "fully re- nents argue this clause would in some cases make treaties' effect- iveness depend on action by all 48 state legislatures. Eisenhower has said this aspect might make it almost impossible for him. to deal with foreign countries if the amendment were adopted. Misrepresentation Bricker told the Senate yester- viewed for legal sufficiency." opponents of his proposal Army said this preliminary engaged in "direct misrepre- rniva eer nits Good Weather The temperature will be in the low 30s for Sunday after- noon's ice show at Gabrych Park, the Weather Bureau pre- dicted today. It'll be cloudy, however. Kissing Miss Snow Flake, Winona's Winter Carnival queen, was nothing new to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wunderlich, 528 E. Broadway, when their daughter, Joanne, received the crown Friday night. Another daughter, Phyllis, was Queen of the Snow during the 1948 carnival But the Wun- derlichs showed that two queens in the family didn't detract from their enthusiasm as they be- stowed congratulatory kisses on the cheeks of their youngest daughter. (Republican-Herald photo) Man Accused of ShoofingReuther Free Under Bond DETROIT A man accused f pulling the trigger of the gun that maimed CIO President Walter W inter Carnival Program Today p.m. Athletic Club, dinner for local and visiting Royalty, all queen candidates and visiting bands and drum corps. Senior High School auditorium, Winona area baton twirling contest. 8 p.m. Senior High School auditorium, annual Winter Carnival stage show, featuring Billy Farrell, Chicago, master of ceremonies; Eileen Parker, singing star of Don McNeil's Breakfast Club the Gold Dust Twins; John Shirley, puppeteer, and Winona's own Twirlerettes in a sparkling new routine. Sunday berv ees. be held "at the earliest date possible." Dickenson, whose home is in the remote mountain town of Cracker's Neck in southwestern Virginia, was one of 23 American soldiers who refused to return to United Nations lines when the Korean juce was signed last summer. He .ater asked neutral Indian guards to take him back. The young Virginian told re- porters at the time that the Chi- lise Reds "kept rne back" with threats. A second Claude the Com- munists on New Year's Day. He s in the Tokyo General Hospital. Wants Son Home sentation" of the effect of the amendment. The Ohio senator said that his resolution "would not require any treaty on any subject to be ratified by any state at any time" and "would not give any state a veto power over the conduct of the nation's foreign affairs." Cleared in Hartley LA CROSSE, Wis. (.-TV-A 30-year- The Far East Command said mechanic ques- rink featuring Winona skaters, Rochester Figure Skating Club acts and Mary Jo Grulkowski. .euther in a 1948 attempted as- assination is free under ond today in nearby Windsor, )nt. But the man who named him in ivr the Reuther case still is in Wind-1 r, f c, r-i i or jail, Winona, luncheon for Miss Snow Flake, at- Out is Clarence Jacobs, 48-year-1 tendants and all queen candidates. Id Canadian' ex-convict, one of 12 annual Ice Follies on Gene Gabrych_ Park four named in assault to murder and conspiracy warrants in the Reuther case. It is Ms nephew, Donald Ritchie, 33, also a Cana- dian. Ritchie, himself, now is a de- fendant along with Jacobs and three others. Originally, however, he was considered only a witness a vital one. He was made a defendant after he slipped his protective police guard in De- troit and fled to Canada. Now, like Jacobs, he is fighting extradition and saying he lied in accusing the others. Bandits Captured After Car Hits Gas Station Pump MINNEAPOLIS cap- tured three men Friday about 40 minutes after a Hennepin avenue loan company was robbed of Police arrested the three after car crashed into a service Meanwhile, judicial and drplo-1 station gasoime pump during a mahc wheels were set in motion j chase One was slightly by Gov G. Mennen Williams to I by police as they fled from bring about Ritchie's extradition. their damaged car. aghtttaithano ledge f any similar action that may be b loo through the ice in Swan Creek Fri- in Kermit, Tex., that day and found first a red corduroy jshe hopes her son will come home hat and then the bodies of two first- grade children. More than sheriff's deputies, highway patrol- men and volunteer through the city for 24 hours before the bodies of Douglas Chaney, sev- en, and Eddie West, six, were found huddled together in five feet of water. "and face whatever he has to face." The fate of the 21 Americans who still refuse to come back to the U. S. forces remains in doubt. They are on a sit-down strike with 326 other pro-Reds in their camp. The Indians unlocked camp gates last for the re- lease of all prisoners. the was released County Sheriff Ivan Wright said. The governor dispatched a formal request to Secretary of State Dul- les, who will pass it on to Presi- Hartley case dent Eisenhower for his ok. La Crosse if the President approves, it then go the govern- Wnght said Asst. Dist. Atty. Ray j ment through the U. S, embassy Sundet, who went to Duluth to qui the man, reported he had been cleared. The mechanic formerlj owned a bloodstained auto fittinj the description of one believec connected with the Oct. 24 disap pearance of the 15-year-old Hartley girl from the La Crosse home a which she was baby sitting. The car was turned over to authorities by a University of Minnesota s'cu dent who said he bought it at Du lutn. A Runaway string of boxcars sideswiped a moving freight train and did this to a freight yard office building in the Southern Pacific yard i mat at Los Angeles today. Two men were injured as they attempted to escape from the building from a back window. (UP Telephoto) at Ottawa and then passed down for a final ruling. Since Ritchie fled it has been brought out that Reuther's own United Auto Workers Union gave him when Wayne County Prosecutor Gerald K. O'Brien deemed his story sufficiently trust- worthy for issuance of warrants. He had been promised another 000 by the UAW if the accused were held for trial, and another if they were convicted. O'Brien said he knew nothing of the reward arrangement at the time Hitchie fled. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Increas- ing cloudiness and mild to-right. Sunday mostly cloudy, turning colder late Sunday and Sunday night. Low tonight 18, high Sunday 32. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 34; minimum, 2; noon, 34; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 35 at noon, min. 6 at ioon Friday. Thin, scattered layer f clouds at feet, visibility 5 miles, wind 12 miles per hour rom south southeast, barometer 9.85 falling, humidity 67 per cent. Police noticed the three acting suspiciously after the holdup of the Lowry Finance Co. had been reported. Money was tossed from the car after the pursuit began. Eight squad cars joined in the chase, Amnesia Victim 13 Years, Youth Back With Family CHICAGO W) A 26-year-old truck driver who lost his memory when he was about 13 years old has been identified by Mrs. Edith Duffey as her son, missing from his home in Rockford, 111., since 1951. And Mrs. Duffey's daughter, Mrs. Betty Feeley, 19, also has identified the truck driver, Gerald Smith, as her brother, Jack Duf- fey. The evidence that Smith and Duffey are the same person, which appeared virtually airtight, was as- sembled by the Chicago Daily News. "That's Jack. I know it Mrs, Duffey said when they met in the Wews city room Thursday. "Sure it Mrs. Feeley said as ehe looked at the man she said was her brother. "This really hits me Smith said. The family' resemblance of the three is strong. Rockford police records disclose that Jack Duffey, then 13, was reported missing May 19, 1941, by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray- mond Duffey. Joanne Wunderlich Named Snow Flake Queens and other royalty riding in Winona's Winter Carnival parade received a "royal" reception from the throngs that lined 3rd street this afternoon for the parade that received full cooperation from everyone including the weatherman. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 30s were the perfect weather conditions that prevailed for the high- light event of the 18th annual car nival sponsored by the Winona Activity Group. Perhaps the loudest cheers were accorded the float carrying Jack Frost IV (Roy Evett) and the newly-crowned Miss Snow Flake Miss Joanne Wunderlich. There were also plaudits for each of the eight floats, six bands and five drum and bugle corps participating in the march from Washington to Liberty street. After the parade, the royalty along with other queen candidates, visiting bands and drum corps moved to the Athletic Club for a dinner while a baton twirling con- .est was in progress at the Senior ligh School auditorium. The con- test, with some 45 Winona and area twirlers participating, was scheduled to begin at p. m. The queen, attendants and con- stants will also attend the stage show at 8 o'clock tonight and the ce show Sunday afternoon at Ga- >rych Park. 'Crowned by Jack Frost Miss Wunderlich couldn't think if a thing to say except "Thank 'ou all from the bottom of my Friday night after the crown of Miss Snow Flake was placed on her head by Jack. Frost IV. But the pretty 18-year-old college itudent didn't need words to ex- cress her happiness. It was reflect- d by her smiling face and those f relatives and friends who rushed o the stage at the Oaks to con- ratulate the new queen of Wi- lona's Winter Carnival. Her. coronation climaxed the oronation ball that was attended y about 250 persons. Named as Miss Snow Flake's ttendants were Miss Charlotte chaffner, 18, and Miss Gloria vonnenberg, IS, who were an- ounced before Miss Snow Flake E the 1953 carnival (Miss Jeanne eince) wove through the 16 queen candidates and finally handed the bouquet to Miss Wunderlich. For Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wunderlich, 528 E. Broadway, selection of their daughter waj a pleasant surprise. Another daughter, Phyllis (now Mrs. Stanley Prokopowicz, wife of the assistant coach at Preston High School) was Queen of the Snow for Winona's 1948 Winter Carnival. The new Snow Flake is a bru- nette, who is majoring in business at Winona State Teachers College. The queen business seems to be a natural for the Wunderlich family for Joanne's brother Warren is 40fh, 45fh Named As Divisions to Return From Korea SEOUL Maxwell D. Taylor, U. S. 8th Army command- er, today identified the two Ameri- can divisions to be withdrawn from, lul Korea as the 40th and 45th. president of the Winona Jaycees, jsald President Eisenhower's new He said the 45th Divison, the the organization that sponsored her j military concept may increase the Joe, A Beer drinking para- keet, is a tippler with good balance. A glass of beer on the bar is an invitation to Joe, a favorite of customers at the Standard Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. P. S. He hasn't fall- en into a glass, yet. (AP Wire- 'photo) Byrd Favors Ike's Plan On Defense By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Sen. Byrd (D-Va) disagreed vigorously today rt _ n i_ Democratic coUeagues who mer Oklahoma National Guard, j in the competition. will return to the United States be-1 tween Feb. 15 and March 15, and the 40th, former California Nation- al Guard, .considerably later. The withdrawals were announced recently by President Eisenhower, but this was the first official in- formation on the units affected, Both divisions have been in Ko- rea about three years. Taylor's announcement said the only soldiers to be transferred with the outfits back to the United States are those entitled to rota- tion home on points. Men not yet eligible will be transferred to oth- er divisions. Attendant Classmate Miss Wunderlich and one of risk of a world atomic war Byrd a member Senate attendants, Miss Gloria Ronnen- 1 Armed Services Committee, said berg, are freshmen classmates ai Winona State Teachers College and graduated together from Winona Senior High School last spring. Miss Ronnenberg was Winona Senior High's homecoming queen in 1952 and Miss Wunderlich was her attendant. Gloria is the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Alfred Ronnenberg, 874 W. Wabasha St. Miss Charlotte Schaffner, who (Continued on Page 3, Column 4) PARADE The Western Big Three, left to right, U. S, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, of France, and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden of Great Britain exchanged warm smiles of greeting as they met in Berlin today for the Big Four conference. (UP Telephotd) in an interview he is "strongly in favor" of Eisenhower's plan to re- duce American ground forces while discouraging any aggression with the threat of massive atomic retaliation delivered by air. In thus taking his stand for the administration's fundamental de- fense decision, Byrd lined up on the opposite side from Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) and other Democrats who lit into the Eisenhower military program. "I believe the President is pro- posing the only program by which we can maintain our defenses with- out Byrd declared. The defense budget proposed for the fiscal year beginning July 1 would be four billion dollars under the current year's. Gore complained that so far as knew no Democrats had been. consulted on the big defense deci- sions. He questioned whether events might not expose the "mas- sive retaliation" theory as "a big iluff." Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican floor leader, hastened to reply that to doubt the possi- bility the United States might use an atom bomb on a city considered a legitimate target was to make a "very dangerous assumption." He said such an assumption might give comfort to Moscow and he added: "I would not want the men in the Kremlin to miscalculate that such a strike might not be made." Gore had expressed doubt that either of two great powers posses- sing weapons that could obliterate each other's cities would take the first step in so using them. ;