Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Light Snow Tonight And Friday CIVE NOW! 'CIVE NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 93 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 11, 1954 TWENTY PAGES McCarthy Charges Plot To Block Hunt for Reds By JACK BELL WASHINGTON McCar- thy nailing down the chance to make tonight the first broadcast reply to Adlai E. Stev- enson, got the jump on an admin- istration drive to lure the spot- light away from him. the official GOP reply by .Vice President Nixon. McCarthy will appear on the 15- minute show commentator Ful- ton Lewis Jr. McCarthy said it would be a "question and answer answer" affair. He said it would touch on criticism of him vestigation of Communists. A very few Republicans are joining in it. It's so easy for a Republican to be a hero in the eyes of the left wing press by interfering in the investigation of happy they are so few." Asked to list the "few Repub- The senator, still insisting he is jby both Stevenson, the Democratic jlicans" he had in mind, McCarthy entitled to free television and j presidential candidate in 1952, and radio time over the networks I by Sen. Flanders which carried Stevenson's party j McCarthy, perhaps taking the speech last Saturday, announced he will make a "partial" reply tonight (7 p.m. EST) on the Mutual radio network. That will be two days before line he may employ in any reply he makes tonight to Flanders, told newsmen; "There's a tremendous, con- certed effort to cut down the in- grinned and said "no comment." He described Flanders as "one of the finest old gentlemen I know." McCarthy and Eisenhower met last night at a dinner honoring Senate Republican leaders and Sen. Bridges (R-NH) reported, shook hands "in a friendly fash- ion." Other senators who attended said the two greeted one another cordially. When the party broke up, Mc- Carthy stayed behind with GOP members of his investigating sub- committee and with Knowland and Sen. Bricker There was no indication what they discussed at an hour-long huddle. President Eisenhower told his news conference yesterday he re- Report Ike Has High Blood Pressure Denied WASHINGTON (A-A state- ment by columnist Drew Pear- son that President Eisenhower has high blood pressure drew an official comment today that the President "is in fine health." Pearson had said in a talk at Detroit Wednesday that Eisen- hower would not seek a second term. He said the President's health was a factor, that he was suffering from high blood pressure. Asked for comment on the speech, press secretary James C. Hagerty told a news confer- ence: "I never comment on Mr. Pearson. "As far as what he says about the President's health is concerned it is completely and entirely inaccurate. The Presi- dent is in fine health." avez, Report Asks Excise Tax Cut By House, 411-3 By JOE HALL WASHINGTON UP) A bill to slash about 25 federal excise taxes by 912 million dollars has won overwhelming House passage and today appeared likely to get swift garded the networks' decision as approval too. a fair arrangement. He said he heartily concurred in selection of Nixon. High GOP sources earlier The House speeded the measure to the Senate yesterday by a 411-3 vote despite opposition from the had said the President hand picked I Eisenhower administration. Secretary Charles E. Wilson, left, chats amicably with Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy following a Pentagon luncheon meeting he called to get the latter's advice on Reds in uniform. They told newsmen later there was no argument between them; Uiat both were after the same rid of Communists in uniform. Stassen Still Silent On Senate Candidacy By RICHARD P. POWERS WASHINGTON speculation that Harold E. Stassen may seek the Senate seat of Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn) brought no comment, one way or the other, from the head of the _ Foreign Operations Administration. Attempts to reach Stassen at his office in the last three days for his reaction to the reports have been fruitless. He also has declined to reply to notes put on .his desk iirilf by his private secretary at the Peril of War Lessening, Says Gen. Gruenther PHILADELPHIA UPI Gen. Al- fred M. Gruenther, supreme Al- lied commander in Europe, ex- p r e s s ed confidence Wednesday eight that there will be no third world war because he now feels "we have it in our power to make Nixon. Eisenhower also said, in com menting on Flanders' Senate criti- cism of McCarthy, that there is danger in "magnifying certain items of procedure and right and personal aggrandizement to the point where we are endanger- ing the program of action that all the leadership is agreed up- that Gen. Gruenther told the final session of the eighth annual Phila- request of a reporter. Persons familiar with the Minne- sota requirements say that since the former Minnesota governor is now a resident of Pennsylvania he has only until Sunday to reestab- lish residence in Minnesota if he wants to try for the Senate. Minnesota law requires that a candidate for the Senate must be! a resident of the state for sixi months prior to the primary elec- tion. This year s Minnesota Pri- mary is Sept. 14, Visited With Gainey Stassen did say in answer to a reporter's question Saturday night that it was too early for any such speculation. It was learned, however, that Stassen visited this week with delphia Bulletin Forum that C. Gainey of Owatonna, Direct Quotes The White House granted per- mission to quote the President directly. News conference remarks normally may not be so quoted. Sen. Ferguson of Michigan, chairman of the Senate GOP Pol- icy Committee, said in an inter- view today be interpreted the President's words as indicating concern that his legislative pro- gram might be lost sight of in wrangling over McCarthy and his controversial investigations. Ferguson said that without dis paraging McCarthy's activities, he and other leaders feel the Eisen hower program will be the "big issue" of this year's campaign for control of Congress. "The leadership is trying to keep the big issues before the people, the issues that affect their welfare and Ferguson said. Similarly, Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP floor leader, said last night he fears that con- tinued controversy over McCarthy within the party "would be dan- gerous to our legislative pro- (Continued on Page 10, Column 2.) MCCARTHY Bentley Undergoes Emergency Surgery WASHINGTON' (ft Rep. Alvin M. Bentley seriously wounded when Puerto Rican fan- atics shot up the House March 1, underwent surgery again Wednes- day night. The emergency operation, per- The cuts, representing the first major downward revision of the excises or sales taxes in 20 years, would add almost a billion dollars to a deficit already forecast by jocrat on the tax-writing Finance Committee, said in an interview he expects the Senate to pass the House bill with little or no change. Several on the com- mittee said they would go along with the excise reductions. Chairman Millikin (R-Colo) of the Finance Committee declined to disclose his position. But he said he would call his group together promptly, perhaps tomorrow, to start work on the bill, against the approaching expiration date. There were indications today that the administration, which had the President at at least to scale down the the year starting July 1, excise reductions in the Senate, Sees Senate OK might instead wind up trying to The bill also includes something I head off further revenue losses. the administration wants and figured into its budget for fisca of some steeper excises voted after the Korean War began. The Treasury would lose another in revenue if these were to expire April 1 as scheduled. Sen. George senior Dem ike Appoints Los Angeles Man Navy Secretary North Atlantic Treaty Organization Minn., one of the chief backers of I formed about 10 p.m., was to close countries have attained what he Stassen in the latter's unsuccessful a wound in the abdominal wall termed "a substantial posture of strength" in Europe. He said it is sufficient to provide a shield against "any hotheaded act." He said the United States and Allied powers are not now in a position in Europe "to meet an all-out Russian attack if they should make a determined effort. But he added, the force now is prob- ably more than the Russians can handle with the forces that they have in occupied Europe." "The statement I made last year that I feel World War III is'not going to take he said, "I reiterate again with even more confidence because I feel-that we, have it in our power to make that decision." NATO forces in Europe at the present include not only enough power to stop Russia's might in the satellite nations, he said, but U. S. air power is rapidly reaching maturity on an atomic basis. Within the next three years, he said, "We will have the potential of launching atomic attack by long range and short range aircraft, by guided missiles, and by artillery.'1 Harold E. Stassen, chief of the Foreign Operations Administration, told the forum the United States try in 1952 for the GOP presidential that had come apart, the congress man's aide, Elwood Brake, said nomination Gainey came in. and left the same day. it was not learned what he discussed with Stassen. Gainey himself has indicated he would be receptive to a solid request that he try for Humphrey's seat. Sen. Edward J. Thye who for years had been close to Stassen, said he has not talked recently to him and does not know "what he may be thinking." Thye told a reporter that Stassen did want to make the rac he would "have two strikes o him" at the outset. His refercnc has chosen the role of senior part- ner in a voluntary union of free peoples "with no military strings attached." B Warning Sends Police to Capitol WASHINGTON ffi _ An anony- mous telephoned warning and memories of the shooting spree staged by Puerto Rican fanatics 10 days ago in the House of Rep- police reinforce- ments on the double to the Capitol Wednesday. Nothing happened. William Bon- sell, House sergeant-at-arms, said an untraceable call the FBI re-! left the state to head the Universit of Pennsylvania and would hav to reestablish Minnesota residence Loyalty to Party President Eisenhower late, named to head the Mutua Security Agency, now the Foreign Operations Administration. "I only visuab'ze one reason why Stassen might try for the Thye said. "That is on the basi of he feels he owed the (Republica-n) render pub lie service." Humphrey, asked his reaction to the possibility Stassen might run against him, told a reporter: "My worry is not about the op- position but about what may hap- pen to the country. There is a size- able decline in employment. The administration has failed to come forth with a constructive farm program. "I have tried to the best of my ability to serve the people of Min- nesota. That I will continue to try to do." Snake Den Unhappy Place to Reside JOHNSTON, R. I. 3f Snake Den road complained to the City Council last night of the i crVi f-f 111 nnwut J. "frightful" name of their street. ceived, predicting, i The City Council agreed with probably was the work of a them and ordered the name of we can't take any chances." the street changed to Belfield drive. today. Brake quoted Dr. Joseph Young, Casualty Hospital chief of staff, as saying that Bentley's condition suffered a "slight setback" as a result of the operation. Bentley, 35, has been in a serious condition since the shooting. His liver was punctured by a bullet which also pierced a his stomach. He underwent extensive surgery Sparks Thomas of Los Angeles, George said in the interview that he would not try to attach to the excise bill his proposal for a dras- tic cut in personal income taxe.s by raising exemptions of each tax- payer and his dependent. He said he would save this for the 875-page general tax revision measure which -the House starts to debate next Wednesday. But other Democratic senators who want the exemptions boosted privately they may offer an amendment to accomplish this when the excise bill gets to the floor. They said also that they may seek to cut more excises, such as those on television and radio sets. President Eisenhower announced yesterday that he 'would make a nationwide telecast and broadcast next Monday to tell the country about the administration's position on taxes. No time was announced. Income Taxes Next This was interpreted at the Cap- tol as an effort to head off any increase in personal income tax exemptions rather than to block he cuts in the 25 excises. The first major test on the in- -ome tax exemptions is expected .0 come next Thursday in the louse. There the Democrats plan o try to revise the tax revision measure to boost exemptions to which would reduce revenue about a year. They would partially offset this by knocking out a proposed tax benefit to stockholders on dividend income. This provision would cost 240 million in its first year, 815 million when it reached full effect. The House bill would cut to 10 per cent all excises now above that figure except those on liquor and tobacco. Affected would be 25 per cent levy on long-distance tele- phone calls; the 20 per cent tax Sheriff John E. Babb, second from right, looked on as guard Yale Brownsteil, left, got treated for injuries suffered when 22 prisoners engaged in a demonstration Wednesday at Cook County jail in Chicago. .Left to right: Brcwnsteil; John J. Selliager, an inmate intern; guard Tom Schafer who also was injured; Sheriff Babb, and guard Harry Echales. Guards were ordered by Warden Philip Scanlan to toss tear gas bombs when streams from high pressure hoses failed to subdue the rioters. (AP Wirephoto) 7 Hours of Rioting In Chicago Prison CHICAGO prisoners in Cook County's overcrowded jail rioted for more than seven hours yesterday before they sur- rendered after a Barrage of tear gas shells and streams of water from high-pressure fire hoses. The disheveled prisoners, soaking, shivering and gasping, stum- bled out of a cell-block dayroom on the jail's third floor after a final hour, of defiance late last Benson Backing New Farm Plan All the Way WASHINGTON of Agriculture Benson has served added notice he intends going all the way in support of the Eisen- hower administration's new farm program. In his most forthright statement on the politically explosive farm issue, Benson told House critics Wednesday he would "probably" advise the President to veto any biU passed by Congress which would continue the present system of rigid high price supports. Then, commenting on the possi- ..d- biHty tte issue be forced to an an secreary o fense was nomLated by Pres dent TSST tickets' and 5n furs' :eT an earl? test m the Senate, he 6 Eisenhower today to be scretary g6' told newsmen, "It might be just secretary pocketbooks, w a lie t s cameras, as well to have a showdown now." of the Navy -nnv T. I film and light bulbs; the 15 per in the first 24 hours after the I He is the assistant secretary of Thomas would, succeed Robert i cent rate on sporting'goods, pens, B. Anderson of Texas, who has 1 mechanical pencils, lighters, local been nominated to be deputy sec- retary of defense in place of Roger Kyes who is leaving the Pentagon May 1 to return to private business. No successor to Thomas in his present job has yet been chosen. shooting. (defense for supply and logistics. telephone bills, and rail, bus and air passenger fares; and the 11 per cent tax on pistols, other fire- arms and shells. The extension bill would postpone for one year reductions scheduled for Arpil 1 on liquor, cigarettes, automobiles, gas, trucks and buses, beer and wine night. Three of the 19 suffered injuries in the stormy battle the inmates had waged with guards, police and firemen. Four guards also were none seriously. The thwarting of a jail break Sub-Committee i Republicans Ask Seat Be Vacated 3-Man Report Will Go Before Committee Tuesday WASHINGTON Republi- can majority of a Senate investi- gating committee recommended to- day that the seat held by Sen. Chavez CD-NM) be declared va- cant because-of "irregularities" in the 1952 election. The report said the election, in which Chavez was opposed by Re- publican candidate Patrick Hurley, should be voided. Sens. Barrett (R-Wyo) and Pot- ter (R-Mich) signed the report. The third member of the corn- committee of the Senate Rules and preparing a minority, dissenting report. The Barrett-Potter recommends- ions culminate a orfe-year investi- ation of fraud charges made by Jurtey. The three-man group is a Bufe. committee of the Senate rules and idministration Committee, headed >y Sen. Jenner Barrett and Potter gave their report to "enner. Jenner told reporters the ommittee plans to act on it Tues- day. V Jenner and Barrett said a reso- ution declaring there was no legal enatorial election in New Mexico in 1952 will be offered to the the Rules and Administration Committee adopts the ee report. They said they believed pproyal of such a resolution by a majority vote would have the im- ediate effect of unseating Chavez nd the New Mexico governor Thirty-four Persons were injured in a train col- lision at the Union Station in Chicago Wednesday. In a crash attributed to switch failure the Twin Cities Zephyr, backing empty into the station, crashed with the loaded outbound Pennsylvania Liberty Limited bound for Washington. Note pas- senger, left, being removed from the scene in a wheelchair. (UP Telephoto) as well to have a showdown now." The secretary returned for an- other session today with the House Agriculture Committee, which he told Wednesday: "There are better ways to spend public money than for the con- tinued accumulation of unneeded reserves without equivalent benefits to farmers cr consumers." Benson's "showdown" comment was made in response to reports that efforts will be made in the Senate to tack mandatory high price supports to a wool subsidy bill now awaiting action there. This bill is approved by the to return to their cells. was blamed by Sheriff John E. I would appoint a senator to serve Babb for touching off the siege regular election, by the prisoners. All were con- fined to the'maximum security section of the jail and were con sidered dangerous. The ringlead ers were described-by officials as a condemned murderer and a bank robber. Babb, who was overcome by tear gas fumes in leading the assault-against the prisoners, had steadfastly refused to bargain with the rioters. "They will get a diet of tear he said. Another jail official said over- crowding of the jail, which houses nearly inmates, contributed to the riot. The jail was built to accommodate prisoners. More than 52 tear gas shells were fired into the dayroom, which measures 30 by 100 feet. ?iremen poured water in through broken windows and through ports inside the building. Chief Patrick Tuoby of the sher- iff's police -finally yelled to the rioters: "All right, any of you that want to come out, walk out back- ward one a a time." Tuohy said after a long pause one of the prisoners shouted: "All Gov. Edwin L. Mechem of New Mexico is a Republican and pre- 'sumably would appoint a Republi- can to the seat. Such an event would make the Senate line-up 48 Republicans to 47 Democrats. Democrats now have a 48-47 edge. Sen. Morse (Ind-Ore) is the 96th senator. H Progress Cited On Anti-Red Plan at Caracas CARACAS, Venezuela Cheered by an invitation to tell jatin America's economic troubles n Washington, the 10th Inter- American Conference doubled its vork scheduled today to meet U.S. desires for a resolution promising oint action against Communist nfiltration. Chairman Guillermo Sevilla WP PI'VB .m :'Z Sacasa> foreign min- ruit, we give up. Were coming ister! said his Polifa-cai commit- I tee would hold two meetings a day Earlier the prisoners had cursed j until the Communist issue was and shouted at guards and police who had attempted to persuade ministration. Benson said he would oppose any effort to add high support provisions to the wool bill, or to include in it any provision to limit reduction of government supports for dairy products to no more than 5 per cent a year. The present price support law requires that basic as wheat, corn, cotton, rice, to- bacco and supported at 96 per cent of parity. The ad- ninistration program would scrap this, except in the case of tobacco, and provide for flexible supports ranging from 75 to 90 per cent of parity. Any presidential veto of a bill o continue the present system, unless overridden by Congress, ould give the administration a ictory by default. m Australian Police eek Kidnaped Baby SYDNEY, 'Australia W A thousand police were mobilized to- ight in a search for a 6-day old aby boy snatched from his crib t St. Margaret's Hospital. They leorized a woman had climbed hrough a window and abducted im. Police believe the ohn so young he may .e unless found quickly. settled. Nine of the 19 Latin-American nations at the conference (Costa Rica has boycotted it) already have gone on record in support of the U.S. proposal.to take action against any Red attempt to gain control of an American govern- ment. Mexico and Uruguay have urged that the U.S. plan includs action against "any totalitarian- but U.S. spokesmen feel this would scatter the fire of their anti-Communist attack. U.S. Asst. Secretary of State Samuel C. Waugh brought cheers from most of the delegates when he invited them to meet in Wash- ington to discuss their specific economic problems. Most repub- lics south of the Rio Grande have been willing to go along with the U.S. anti-Communist position in general. But they have consistent- ly demanded effective, prompt aid to bolster their mainly one-crop economies as one of the best ways :o raise living standards and thus hamper the spread of Communism. A chief source of grievance among the United States' southern neighbors is the Jack of parity between the prices they get for And each time the officers at- tempted to storm the door of the dayroom they were met with a barrage of debris and sharp jagged pieces of porcelain broken from toilet fixtures. When gas shells were fired the prisoners would cover themselves with wet blankets. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity -T Cloudy with occasional light snow tonight and Friday, No important change in temperature. Low tonight 34, high Friday 40. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today; Maximum, 47; minimum, 22; noon, 40; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Mo. Central Observations) Max. temp. 42 at p.m. Wed- j their raw materials and the nesday. Low, 30 degrees at they pay for U.S. manufactured a.m. today. Noon 36, with a scattered layer of clouds goods. Earlier yesterday, U.S. Secre- at feet and an overcast at tary of State Dulles pledged eco- 5 OHO fOOf ThA Jr- Tinnnin _ _ feet. The wind is from the east at 15 miles per hour, visibility 15 miles, barometer 29.84, rising and humidity 57 per cent. nomic cooperation, saying his country would "not continue to be satisfied merely with good.political relations in this hemisphere."