Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Not So Cold Tonight, Warmer Saturday NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 88 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 5, 1954 CIVE HOW.' GIVE MOM! EIGHTEEN PAGES State Pay-While-Voting Law Valid Molotov Charges West Preparing For World War Many Late Evening Motorists in Cleveland, Ohio, found their automobiles in this condition Thursday. This office worker, Everett Henrikson, is digging his car out cf snow banks after a day- long heavy snowstorm. Like thousands of others, it never budfed. (AP Wirephoto) Smuggling of Liquor to Siiliwater Inmates Disclosed By JACK B. MACKAY STILLWATER, Minn. Drugs and liquor comprised the contra- band that has been smuggled to Stillwater Prison inmates, The As- sociated Prsss learned today. Four prison guards and a supervisor of the prison farm were suspended Thursday by Warden Edwin Swenson on "suspicion of smuggling." The warden said he is continuing his investigation and indicated there may be more suspensions. He declined, however, to discuss the nature of the contraband on the theory, to do so, would "tip our hand." A former prison inmate is under arrest in the St. Paul city jail Cleveland Reels From Five Days Of Snow, Wind CLEVELAND Cleveland, reeling from five straight days of i snow and wind, bent its back again today and hoped for clearing skies TODAY Ike Aides Appeasing McCarthy and a mild thaw. Buses got "lost or ran hours behind schedule in the swirling whiteness. Schools shut their doors, industry ground toward a halt, stores closed two hours early ho- tels were jammed and hundreds of drivers were marooned for hours in stalled cars is held without charge. It was reported he has been accused of bringing liquor to the and for the past three days _ strong west wind off the lake has snow over roads, steadily drifted prison farm in exchange for farm wearing down hignway produce. _ The liquor allegedly was Throughout the state, atTeast 21 smuggled into the prison. Used Needles The drugs reportedly are of a "non-prescription" character. It deaths storm. Mayor urged Cleveland citizens to avoid were attributed to the Anthony J. Celebrezze By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP was said they had been used by in-1 driving downtown unless on an WASHINGTON The political t0 strategy of Sen. McCarthy is now! T- f pretty plain. One can predict ra Claims Berlin Conference Worthwhile By RICHARD KASISCHKE MOSCOW Minister V. M. Molotov said today results of the Berlin conference can be measured only by what happens vhen the Big Four meet April 26 with Communist China and other nations at Geneva to discuss peace in Asia. In a report on the Berlin talks, which ended 15 days ago, Molotov reiterated Soviet charges that Western defense preparations point to a third world war. He blamed the United States, Britain and France for East-West disagreements that remained un- solved. The statement, played up in all Moscow newspapers and broadcas by the Moscow radio, criticizec U.S. Secretary of State Dulles for making speeches about the con ference "representing himself as zealous champion of the freedonr of peoples and the champion o: free elections." "Certain defenders of freedom like such freedom as gives exploit- ers and militarists a free hand and a life of plenty, while the aboring people live under the con- tant shadow of war and fresh Molotov said. He said the Berlin conference was worthwhile because it aired various world questions and cleared the road to the Geneva definite international Korea and Indo- china. Chances of settling the seven- year-old Indochina war at Geneva, he, said, depend on "the position of the French government and also on the position of the U.S.A., which is increasingly interfering in the affairs of Indochina." "The main thing, he added, "will depend on recognition by all the conference participants of the need to settle the question of peace there, not through contin- uing a hopeless (French Union- Vietminh) war, but through an A Lubbock, state highway patrolman is shown lying dead, center front, and his com- panion patrolman lies critically injured, back- ground, as the aftermath to a weird eight-car pileup in the space of 60 seconds late Thursday. The mishap occurred on an overpass coated by ice. Freezing rain was falling at the time. The patrolmen were struck as they attempted to slow traffic at an earlier wreck, (AP Wirephoto) Flexible Farm Support Plan Before Congress By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON offi- cials of the Eisenhower adminis- tration face another barrage of questions today by senators op- posed to their plan to make agri- cultural price supports less rigid. But they got some tokens of support, too, notably from Chair- man Aiken (R-Vt) of the Senate Agriculture Committee, who laud- ed Secretary of Agriculture Ben- son as an "honest man" and said his numerous congressional critics "are talking merely for political purposes and nothing else." Aiken offered in support of his views voluminous charts whioh, he Coddling Charges Denied by Wilson WASHINGTON By ELTON C. FAY Secretary of Defense Wilson says any idea he Army is coddling Communists is just damn tommyrot" but that le is looking for better ways to handle security risk cases in the future. (farm supports to expire at the Wilson was questioned yesterday at a news conference about the end of this year, in favor of flex- said, proved that 22 years of as- sorted farm programs had cost less than 500 milion dollars a year. "In my opinion it has been a good he added. Critical questions of senators about the chance of farm prices and income dropping lower under the new program took up most of lengthy session of the com- mittee yesterday. Two Called Bick True B. Morse, under secretary of agriculture, and Karl" Loos, department solicitor, were called back today to explain a lengthy bill introduced by Aiken. It covers main points of the Eisenhower program but Aiken said, "It is not an administration bill." Key point of the Eisenhower proposal is to allow 90 per cent Supreme Court Upholds Fine of on Concern Had Deducted From Pay of St. Paul Worker ST. PAUL Wl The pay-while- you-vote law was upheld today by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The high tribunal refused to set aside a fine imposed on the International Harvester Co. by Judge James C. Otis in St. Paul Municipal Court. The firm was charged with un- lawfully deducting wages of one of its employes for absenting himself from work during the forenoon of election day, Nov. The case arose upon complaint signed by Francis Davidson, presi- dent of Local 763, International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Work- ers of America. The employe in- volved was Thomas D. Kennedy, St. Paul. The company deducted from Kennedy's wages, represent- ing two hours of absence from work. It claimed the law in ques- tion violated the state constitution. Associate Justice Martin A. Nel- son wrote the unanimous decision rejecting the firm's claims. The law provides that workers are entitled to vote "during forenoon" of each election day without a penalty or wage deduc- tion. The company hired employe! pursuant to a union contract with ther confidently that he will adopt the following course of action in these next months. During the present session of Congress, McCarthy will chiefly devote himself to painting the Army red, precisely because it was the Army that raised the President to greatness. During the Congressional elec- tion, McCarthy will work even harder to paint the Democrats red, especially in key states like Illinois. for injecting into their veins types of medicine used ordinarily'as nose drops for colds. Another type of conversion of drugstore items so as to provide a "kick" was "inhalers" for relief of colds. The inmates reportedly would separate the cartridge from the inhaling material and then chew it. It was said that the in- gredients would provide a stimula- tion. I ?t, i Rumor I agreement conforming to the case 9f MaJ- Irving Peress, Army dentist who invoked the Fifth answer questions about possible subversive connections. Sen. McCarthy (R- investigating the case, has to check an estimated stalled i principles of freedom and the I Amendment in refusing inmates cars for marooned or helpless driv- national independence of the peo- j------------------------------ pies is less than the 22.1 that fell Nov 23-28, 1950, in the "big one." Some j peace treaty. On this first .anniversary of Joseph Stalin's death, the Soviet the wind. Miss Martha Palmer, 28, told of spending trying to urban Euclid. 12 hours on two buses et downtown from sub- Eisenhower for welfare commissioner, said This theme was struck for the first time, in the Senator's aston- ishing comment on the Eisenhower press conference. To Use McCarthy If the Republicans win the elec- tion, McCarthy will claim all the credit. The groundwork for this claim is being helpfully laid by the President's own political advisers, who persist in planning to use Mc- Carthy as their party's star turn this year. investigation and declined to dis- cuss it. State crime bureau officials, who have been aiding in the investiga- tion, also refused to give out in- formation. All questioners were referred to Warden Swenson. Call in Crime Agents Swenson said the crime bureau agents were called in "because we want to learn how widespread this HONK KONG W German jour- nalist Fritz Seeker, who arrived to say in his statement: 1. U. S. claims to world leader- ship "are naturally American bases abroad are di- rected against the Soviet Union and the American position-of- strength policy means preparing for another war. 2. The fate of the 14-nation North Atlantic Treaty will be no better than the fate of "the well known Anti-Comintern pact con- cluded in 1937 by Hitler Germany, day that reports had circulated in the Red Chinese capital that Mao Tze-tung was suffering a serious stomach ulcer and hemorrhages and is believed to be ill. Sixty-year-old Mao made his last reported public appearance at a government council session Dec. 29. Speculation that he may be gravely ill has mounted since his absence in mid-February from an important This is to be the buildup in turn I feSes of Communist party's for McCarthy's Big Show for 1955. announcements by William Burgraff, in Unless the signs deceive, the 1955 j Big Show will be painting Eisen- hower red. This will be the final maneuver in turn of an effort to dominate the Republican Convention w 1956. Dominating the 1956 convention, gaining control of the Republican party, are the declared objectives of McCarthy and his allies. Their are: charge committee m and Fascist Italy.' Hazard for Twins LINCOLN, Neb. and Donna Borgaard are twins who have identical pah-s of ice skates. Donna went to Colorado and Dixie to a Nebraska skating spot- but neither got to use her own skates. CAB Suspends Godfrey License For 6 Months WASHINGTON UP) The Civil Aeronautics Board decided today to suspend Arthur Godfrey's pilot certificate for six months, effective March 16, as a penalty for care- before had vowed he was issuing statements, less flying at Teterboro, N.J., air- port Jan. 7. sharply criticized the Army. Wilson's comment stirred ible price props at 75 to 90 per cent of parity. Parity is a computed price aimed at giving a farm product a fair purchasing power in terms Attorney Disbarred ST. PAUL Minnesota Supreme Court today disbarred Harold Hoidsle Rice, Minne- apolis, from practicing law. The court ruled that Rice's lack of integrity in handling of funds belonging to a client and excessive use of liquor disqual- ified him as an attorney. The Practice of Law Commit- tee of the Minnesota State Bar Assn. alleged Rice converted of a client's funds to his own use, refused to answer a summons served on him by the committee, and used liquor ha- bitually as to "make him unfit to practice law." Carthy, who only a few minutes Ale-! of things a farmer buys. retort that "no one has ever claimed that the Army as such is coddling Communists." But, McCarthy insisted, testimony had established that "certain individ- uals in the Army have been pro- tecting, promoting, covering up and honorably discharging known I The senator said he j was sure the secretary "will not disagree with Promises Invejtigation Because McCarthy's was (he The action came in the form of final statement of the day there was no immediate indication whether Wilson did or did not agree. But a recommended decision by CAB Safety Examiner Albert H. Ruppar. Godfrey has the right of appeal, but a recommended deci- sion by a safety examiner arily is adopted by the board as its own decision. The recommended penalty was surprisingly severe in view of the in his news conference, devoted this week to the sole sub- ject of Communism, he did say: Sen. Young (R-ND) said in an interview that the first day's tes- timony and questions showed "they are a lot' farther away from congressional acceptance than before." 6 Marines Killed, 30 Injured as Shell Explodes WITH 1ST MARINE DIVISION, a clause that employes shall allowed time off "without pay" to vote in an The firm election. argued that the em- Korea Wl A mortar shell which exploded when dropped accidental- In the hurry of departure, Dixie fact that the Civil Aeronautics Ad- had grabbed two right skates and Donna went off with two lefts. Clement ministration had asked for a sus- j issuance 1. Using a his office, he determine the pension of "at least 30 days.'1 in the of an 'task force" from is setting out t "who and why Army's sudde: honorable dis strategy for doing well developed. so is already The eventual smearing of Eisen- the prison poultry farm, and four j guards, Richard Curtis, Carl An derson and Lester Lechtenberg, al of Stillwater, and Anton Toetschin ger of rural St. Paul. Break Case Swenson reported the case brok. last Saturday night when a speed ing car drove away from the chicken farm. Suspicious officials gave chase but were urlable to overtake the machine. Thev did lenged. The suggestion that McCarthy can even consider smearing Eisen- hower will no doubt astonish and outrage great numbers of people, (ConHnucd on Page 4, Column 4) ALSOPS ike Orders Aid To 5 Countries WASHINGTON President Eisenhower today ordered continu- ance of U, S. aid to Denmark, The new spotlight focused on the prison just one year to'the week ago when Leo Utecht, the former warden, resigned in the midst of a similar investigation. He said at that time he was "fed up with the way this institution is being pushed into politics." Mexican Labor Bifl Sent to Ike WASHINGTON UP) Congress ias completed action on a bill to allow the recruitment of Mexican laborers for American farms with- i j -Itaiy' N'orway and the lout the approval of the Mexican United Kingdom despite shipments i government. The legislation now of strategic materials by each of goes to the White House for Presi- those countries to Iron Curtain na- 1 dent Eisenhower's approval or uons. j vetoig plane Thursday afternoon and French ski troops based in the area moved out in patrols of 20 to 0 men each to look for clues. A three-nation air-sea search was under way for the plane, miss- ing since shortly after noon Thurs- ay with 20 Americans aboard. ts last radio normal" sent as the plane was over orsica, 75 miles after it had taken ff from Rome's Ciampino Airport. I ly at a training lecture killed six U.S. Marines and wounded 30 Thursday, it was announced today. 'The shell presumably was an enemy missile. The instructor was showing how an American-made fuse could be adapted to it and apparently thought it had been made harmless, a division spokes man said. The shell exploded as it hit the floor of a quonset hut at the divi- sion's mine warfare school just behind the front. The instructor was killed. Four of the wounded were in critical condition. Four others were seriously hurt. Names of all victims were with- held. ployment contract in effect, a waiver of the pay-while-voting statues, and that the penal section has not been offended, Justice Nelson pointed out that the laws in question had been in effect for about 60 years, and added: "It is well established that free- dom of contract is a qualified right and not an absolute right, and this qualification on the liberty of free- dom to contract long >has been. recognized." The company contended also that making the statutes apply to "forenoon" workers is discrimina- tory and unreasonable, and vio- lates both the federal and statt constitutions. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and not quite so cold tonight. Saturday >artly cloudy and a little warmer. ,ow tonight ten above, high Satur- day afternoon 35. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations ior the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 28; minimum, 5; noon, 0; precipitation, none; sun sets to- ight at sun rises tomorrow t AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Max. temp. 26 at p.m. Thurs- day, min. 5 at a.m. today, Vpon 18, clear rith visibility of 15 miles, wind 15 miles per hour from northwest, arometer 30.27, humidity 51 per ent, i Injured Rail Worker Denied Damages ST. PAUL in A jury verdict in favor of Frank Dol- mage, Oxford, Iowa, railroad sec- tion crew employe, was set aside today by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Dolmage, 63, was awarded dam- ages by a Freeborn jury against the Chicago, Rock Island Pacific Railroad for personal injuries. He fell and broke a leg in the yards at Iowa City, Iowa. Dolmage was walking across the tracks to a bunk car where he was to spend the night when he fell. Associate Justice Theodore :hristianson said in the decision reversing the trial court the evi- dence fails to show the railroad' was under any duty to light the irackage area in question. "It would impose upon railroads the intolerable burden of lighting every foot of trackage where an employe might possibly cross dur- ing the hours of darkness in anti- cipation of the possibility the employe's flashlight might Jail mechanically or be the justice said. Chief Justice Rober L. Dell dis- sented. He said it was for the jury to decide whether the railroad was negligent in failing to provide some type of lighting. Treaty Turned Down MANILA The Philippine For- eign Office said today Australia has turned down a Philippine move for a treaty of friendship between the two countries.