Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Continued Cold Tonight, Slightly Warmer Thursday Memo to Caesar Starting Tonight Page 8 NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 86 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 3, 1954 TWENTY PAGES Loss in Ribbons Of Film, fluttering from the branches of the tree at right, led searchers to the crash of a Western Air Lines Convair airliner near Newcastle, Wyo. The film was part of the cargo of the doomed plane which carried nine persons to their deaths. A search plane crew caught sight of the reflection of sun on the film and then sighted the shattered wreckage of the Los An- geles-to-Minneapolis plane nearby. Wirephoto) 4 indicted on 10 Charges Each for Congress Shootings Ike Scores Investigating Tactics WASHINGTON Puerto JUcan fanatics were indicted to- day on 10 charges each for Mon- days wild pistol attack upon the House of Representatives. The four Puerto Ricans were charged with assault with intent to kill the five House members who were wounded, and also with as- sault with a dangerous weapon. A federal grand jury, which heard six witnesses earlier in the ciay, returned the indictment be- fore U. S. District Judge James W. TODAY McCarthy Turning On Dulles Morris shortly after 1 p. m. Presentation of the case had taken federal prosecutors only an hour and 45 minutes. U. S. Atty. Leo A. Rover and his assistant, John Conliff, thus made short work of telling the grand jury about the outbreak that left five congressmen wounded, one of them seriously. Rover said the four Puerto Ri- cans will be arraigned Friday. At that time they will be called upon to enter pleas of innocent or guilty. Those indicted were the woman leader, Lolita Lebron, 34, and three men Rafael Cancel Mir- Off Critical List WASHINGTON Bentley one of five congressmen wounded in the House chamber Monday, was removed today from the crit- ical list at Casualty Hospital. Dr. Joseph R. Young, chief of staff at the hospital, told re- porters that while Bentley still is not out of danger, he thinks "it is safe" to remove him from the critical list. Dr. Young said, "we must still consider him as seriously ill." _. anda, Andres tigueroa Cordero and Irving Flores Rodriguez. All gave New York addresses. By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP NEW YORK "We had Mun- ich last week. Now the only ques- tion is whether we'll have guts enough to guarantee Poland." An historically minded Republi- can authority thus described the present state of White House think- ing about "the McCarthy as the President's staff glumly call it. The analogy is almost too tempt- ing. The five house members fellec For instance, there were the I by the fusillade from the visitors means of the appeasement-minded gallery apparently were recover Eisenhower advisers, like Congres-1 ing, although one of them, Rep sional liaison officer Persons andjAlvin M. Bentley re Assistant Attorney General Rogers, mained in critical condition. A bul that "Secretary Stevens really I let pierced his lung, stomach and didn't have a good case against Me-! liver. Carthy." How like the pompous! Dr. G-eorge Crile, a specialis plaints of the London Times, that [who flew here from Cleveland to the Czechs really did not have (a examine the 35-year-old congress good case against Hitler! man, gave him a better than even The analogy is ch-.efly important, i chance to recover however, because it so accurate- ly reflects the future. If the Presi- dent permits just one more major appeasement of Sen. McCarthy, he can say good-bye to his own auth- ority in his administration, in his party and in the Congress. But just as Hitler was asking for new appeasements before the Munich dust had settled, so will McCarthy be. The simplest and most obvious case in point is that of the unfor- Fear Complications Bentley was said to be resting more comfortably at Casualty Hos- pital early today. His pulse, ab- normally fast earlier, was reported to have slowed down. Doctors said the danger was from complications which might develop from his in- ternal injuries, particularly to his liver. The others wounded, Represen- tatives Clifford Davis Ben. F. Jensen George tunrte John Paton Davies Jr. Sen. j Fallon (D.Md) and Kenneth Ro- McCarthy has already most Derts were less seriously yc and P I y demanded hurt and are Covering satisfac- that the State Department fire Dav- TheTbapin Julio Pinto Gandia, head of the basement McCarthy from Indiana New York vving of fte NationaUst Sen. Jenner, has also demanded Dartv rpfprrpri tn f that, the Justice Department indict os" Ta statement has been ing when he returns from the Inter- American Conference. To date, Davies' loyalty has been tried in the balance and found good on some eight previous oc- casions. The American founders' silly superstitions about double (Continued on Page 4, Column 4} ALSOPS Eisenhower Puerto Ricans protest "this out- rage." He told newsmen he had no proof Communists were in- volved but that "the behavior of these people" indicated a possi- jbility of Communist activity. I In New York, Mrs. Lebron's em- jployer, Harold Werner, said FBI agents had asked his aid in keep- ing a watch on the woman. Warns Soldiers Needn't Submit To Humiliation Says Investigations Disregard Fair Play Standards WASHINGTON Ei :enhower hit out today at "disre gard of the standards of fair play' i congressional investigations, ani eclared that no one in the armei orces is required to submit "to ny kind of personal humiliation' efore investigating committees. Eisenhower said in a statemen ead to a news conference that "in pposing Communism, we are de eating ourselves if either by de ign or through carelessness we se methods that do not conform o the American sense of justice nd fair play." The President did not mention en. McCarthy (R-Wis) by name ut there could be no doubt he as aiming at him, for the Pres- ent coupled his remarks about ongressional investigations with raise for Brig. Gen. Ralph wicker. Serious Army Error It was McCarthy's treatment of wicker, commandant at Camp i Kilmer, N. J., which touched off j the heated row of the last two weeks between McCarthy and Sec- retary of the Army Robert T. (Stevens. The President said the Depart- jment of the Army had made "se- rious errors" in promoting and giving an honorable discharge to Maj. Irving, Peress, New York [dentist who refused to say whether he was a Communist when before McCarthy. I McCarthy later called Zwicker for questioning about Peress and, in a heated session behind closed doors, told the general at one point that he was not fit to wear his uniform. i This brought from Stevens a de- nunciation of "abuse" of Army officers. In his 800-word statement, Eisen- hower outlined a three-point code he said ought to be followed in combatting internal Communism: "1. We must be unceasingly vig- ilant in every phase of govern- mental activity to make certain that there is no subversive pene- tration. Cites Vital Problems "2, In opposing Communism, we are defeating ourselves if either by design or through carelessness we use methods that do not con- form to the American sense of justice and fair play. "3. The conscience of America will clearly discern when we are exercising proper vigilance with- out being unfair. That conscience is reflected in the body of the United States Congress. We can be certain that its members will re- spond to Americans' convictions and beliefs in this regard." Eisenhower said there are vital A Pall Of Smoke And Steam blanketed downtown Chatfield at 11 a.m. today as firemen from Chatfield, Rochester, St. Charles, Fountain, Preston and Eyota battled the worst fire in Chatfield history. The gutted Hervey Implement Co., center, became a blazing inferno when a tractor exploded. At left is the Chatfield Motor Co., and to the right of the Hervey structure, in order, are a Skelly Oil Co. storage building, the Town Tavern and the Cbatfield Recreation Hall. Damage was estimated "conserva- tively" at (Republican-Herald photo) 2-Inch Snowfall 'aralyzes Chicago By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A blustery storm spread a belt 1 deep snow from St. Louis to the reat Lakes Wednesday and left licago buried under a paralyzing -inch blanket. The storm, worst in Chicago in 15 years, left hundreds of cars stalled on the city's lake front drives and side streets and blocked main highways south of the city. Snow plows worked throughout the night to rescue cars abandoned by motorists and get boulevards cleared for the morning rush hour'. The storm spread eastward and the U.S. Weather Bureau in Chi- cago issued a special warning of heavy snow for Lower Michigan. Arctic air chilled the northern and central Rockies, the Great Plains, the extreme Upper Missis- sippi Valley and the northern Great Democrats Ask New Report on Security Risks Lie Tests Prove Suspect Guiltless In Hartley Case [have apparently cleared the man. C. B. Hanscom, director of protec- tion and investigation at the Uni- foreign and domestic problems (Continued on Page 15, Column 7) IKE Lakes region. The colder air was spreading eastward into the Mid- west. Laramie, Wyo., reported -16 de- grees; Cheyenne, Wyo., -10; Minot, N.D. -9 and Dickinson, N.D. -7. Sub-zero temperatures also were reported in Colorado, Montana and Nebraska. would link the Wisconsin railroad worker to the girl's disappearance. MINNEAPOLIS Wl Lie detec- tor tests given Tuesday to a man questioned in connection with the disappearance of Evelyn Hartley, WASHINGTON (at Democrats 15> La Crosse< Wis" bafay sitter- on the Senate Civil Service Com- mittee voiced dissatisfaction today with an accounting of the admin- istration's security risk cases giv- j versity of Minnesota, said the tests en yesterday by Chairman Philip Young of the Civil Service Com- mission. Sen. Monroney (D-Okla) said Young-s testimony "left me a lot more confused." He added that he and other committee Democrats want to ask Young more questions and that they also will insist on questioning security officers in in- dividual government departments. Chairman Carlson (R-Kan) of the committee Young would be recalled although no definite date has been set. He said in an inter- view he was convinced Young's figures "are all right." "I certainly don't believe these government departments would put out said. inaccurate he Upriver Trip ROCK ISLAND, 111. Ship- Committee Votes For Wide Range Of Excise Cuts WASHINGTON 10-The Gasoline Blast Sets Off Blaze AtHerveyFirm Owner Getting Ready For Open House To Be Held Today CHATFIELD, Minn. A used tractor that an implement firm owner was jockeying into pos- ition for an open house caught fire at a.m. today and exploded moments later, setting off the worst fire in the history of Chat- field. Total damage will exceed )00 in the roaring inferno of cum- bustibles which destroyed the Her- vey Implement Co. building and damaged four neighboring struc- ;ures on the north side of Chat- field's main street. A stiff breeze shifted unexpect- edly at the height of the fire to save an entire business block from almost certain destruction, 6 Fire Departments Between 50 and 75 firemen from Chatfield and six neighboring com- munities answered m u 1 1 i p le alarms. Fast-working firemen un- der Chatfield Fire Chief Ed Nie- meyer were credited directly with ;aving at least three buildings east if the implement firm. Gene Hervey, owner, said the ire started in the display room. le said he climbed on a' used ractor, which had just been over- lauled, repainted and equipped vith a manure loader, and started up, intending to move it ahead few feet. He said the machine drew a spark 'which ignited gaso- ine. Hervey and all six of bis em- Joyes grabbed fire extinguisben. "We had it almost Hervey related, "when gas suddenly started running out of the tank on the tractor down on the floor. It formed a pud- die. "I knew the fire extinguish- ers wouldn't handle it so I told the men to run for it. We all headed for the door, and just as I sot out the trac- tor exploded. "I never saw anything go so fast. Thirty seconds before it was jutt a little thing. Then suddenly the whole display room was filled with Besides Hervey and six em- loyes, four representatives of the House i International Harvester Co., St. Ways and Means Committee today Paul, and a few customers were overrode a late-hour Eisenhower I building when the blaze administration plea and voted for a wide range of excise tax cuts. But the committee did not com- plete action, before a recess, on all the provisions in a bill by er made an earlier start than us- first commercial barge went through the Rock Island locks. It was the Stanolind A, pushing six barges of petroleum. It had been preceded by two army en- gineers boats, the Fern, equipped with an iceplow, and the Lantana, which is placing navigation buoys. Available records did not show whether or not the opening was the earliest on record, the engin- eers said. Their lead boats con- tinued northward toward Minne- apolis-St. Paul. Frank Kalivoda, 54, looks at a helicopter, fly- ing air mail from suburbs to Midway Airport in Chicago, which was forced down by snow shortly after dark Tuesday in a yard of the Riley Steel Products Co. The unexpected snowfall which paralyzed Chicago traffic topped 12 inches and was the heaviest since Jan. 30, 1939, when 14.9 inches fell. (UP Telephoto) Puerto Rican Indicted For Threat to Ike NEW HAVEN, Conn. 24- year-old Puerto Rican was indicted here Tuesday on a charge of threatening to kill President Eisen- hower. Pedro Orosco Sanchez, alias Pedro S. Orozco, of Hartford, was scheduled for arraignment in U.S. District Court today. Chairman Daniel A. Reed (R-NY) which altogether would cut excises about one billion dollars a year. The committee approved about 14 of the 20 proposed cuts before it recessed. It was to meet later today to take up the others. Approval of the Reed _ and the only question was whether even deeper excise cuts might be voted for some items. Secretary of the Treasury Hum- phrey said in a statement last night the government could not afford now such broad, sweeping excise tax reductions as proposed by Reed. President Eisenhower told his news conference today he is backing Humphrey in his tax stand. Asked whether he might veto a bill cutting excises he said he couldn't answer in advance. The President added with a grin that sometimes you have to take some castor oil along with the sweet cookie. He said he was leaving details to Humphrey and toj Congress. i The Reed bill would slash almost started. No one was injured. Storage Feeds Flames Stored gasoline and oil fed the flames. The fire soon spread into a large repair area in the rear of the 60- by 100-foot brick structure where even more combustibles were stor- ed. The fire roared out of control, eating away the roof and sending up .spectacular, billowing flames and dense smoke. The tractor which ignited was standing in the display room be- tween a parts area and the office area, both of wood construction which added impetus to the flames. Fire alarms throughout the area brought fire fighters and equip- ment from Rochester, St. Charles, Fountain, Preston, Eyota and Chat- field. At least eight fire trucks and up to 75 firemen battled the fire at its height. A breakdown of lost at the implement firm looked like this: The building, parts, custom- ers machinery, and a large inventory of new machin- ery, Employes had time to remove only two new tractors from the building. Hervey said the building was in- sured and the parts partially insur- ed. All new machinery and ap- aU excises now above 10 per cent Prances _ are "100 per cent cover- i en np innipaten. down to that level. While cutting some excises, the bill would cancel indefinitely re- ductions set under present law for April 1 on liquor, tobacco, gaso- line, automobiles, beer and wine. The two actions would almost balance out if the House and Sen- ate go along. Memo to Caesar: AN EXCHANGE of correspondence be- tween Pilate, Roman governor of Judea, and the Emperor Tiberius as it might have the intriguing story of the life and times of Jesus from the coming of John the Baptist to the Cruci- fixion in 40 daily chapters. Read "MEMO TO CAESAR" by Ken Woodman DAILY IN THE REPUBLICAN-HERALD Beginning today on Page 8. he indicated. A partial list of machinery and (Continued on Page 3, Column 5) CHATFIELD FIRE WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and continued cold tonight, Thursday generally fair with slightly rising temperatures. Low tonight 6 above in city, near zero in country; high Thursday afternoon 22. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 34; minimum, 8; noon, 15; precipitation, none; sun. sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 32 at p.m. Tues- day. Low 7 degrees at a.m. today. Noon 16, a scattered layer of clouds at feet and a thin overcast at wind from the west northwest at 24 miles per hour with gusts up to 32, barometer 30.18 steady and humidity 43 per cent.