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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Colder Tonight; Cloudy Friday SaH Unneeded Items With Want Ads NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 105 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 25, 1954 TWENTY-TWO PAGES A Gas Explosion Wednesday wrecked the home of Peter Modica, 76, of Dunkirk, N. Y. He was taken to a hospital with second degree burns. His condition is fair. His wife, Mary, 73, escaped without serious injury. Firemen said gas leak- ing from a hose on a heater caused the blast. (AP Wirephoto) McCarthy-Army Quiz May Open Next Week WASHINGTON ffl-Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said today he still hopes to launch next week a public Senate investigation of the heated row between Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) and top Army officials. He outlined a quick-pace schedule he wants to follow as presiding officer of the inquiry. It calls for swift selection of a special counsel and agreement on ground rules under which the Sen- Subcommittee Senators Veto Plea for 100% Farm Supports EDWIN B. HAAKINSOH..-. WASHINGTON UP) The senior Republican and Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Com m i 11 e e turned thumbs down today on a plea for full, or 100 per cent of parity, price supports on most farm commodities. "If we ever go that far it would _..o ,_....._________, be the twilight zone for private taking testimony, declaring' "11 if, and Bonnie Jean Nelson, industry and probably require 100 j can't see anything in the picture I both of Nashwauk. Miss Uhlen- ate Investigations will look into: 1. An Army report backed by Secretary Stevens accusing McCar- thy and his chief counsel, Roy M. Cohn, of trying to get favored treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, an unpaid subcommittee aide until he was drafted last fail. McCarthy and Cohn have denied the charge. 2. Return accusations by Mc- Carthy and Cohn that Stevens and his associates tried to "blackmail" the committee into dropping its inquiry into alleged Communists in the Army by using Schine as a "hostage." Stevens replied that the charge was "fantastic." Five Busy Days Mundt told reporters he is think- were Ralph Bradford, 18, Minne- ing in terms of five busy days of apolis, driver, and Donald Biebeau, 5 Die in Mishaps On Icy Roads By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five persons were killed Wednes- day night in traffic accidents on iced and slippery Minnesota high- ways. The deaths raised the high- way toO to 130 compared with an even 100 on this date in 1953. Two teen-agers were killed in an auto collision in the village of Cooley, two miles west of Nash- wauk. Six other persons were injured, one seriously. Dead were Ronald Weldon, 17, and Darlene Ugrich', 16, both of Nashwauk. They were in 2 car with-' f teen-agers when it was involved in the collision during a heavy snowfall. Doris Uhlenkamp, 17, Pengilly, was reported in serious condition at Itasca Memorial Hospital, Grand Rapids. Others hospitalized per cent price ceilings for all con> said Chairman Aiken (R- Vt) of the Senate Agriculture Com- mittee. Parity is a price declared to give a farmer selling his product a fair relative purchasing power in terms of the things he must buy. Aitken is supporting the Eisen- hower administration proposal to install flexible government farm price supports at 75 to 90 per cent of parity. Sen. Ellender who wants to continue the present 90 per cent said 100 per cent parity "is out of the question." "We'll have difficulty getting the 90 per cent supports extended just on basic Ellender said. Secretary of Agriculture Benson already has announced a reduction now that would take longer." But he said unexpected developments in the testimony itself could plunge the subcommittee into a much longer job. Still awaiting decision in writing the ground rules is the exact role McCarthy may play when his sub-1 leased. kamp was still unconscious this morning. Also hospitalized at Grand Rap- ids was Al Holzmer, 35, Taconite, occupant of the other car. Robert Lawson, 24, Taconite, riding with Holzmer, was treated and re- committee, under Mundt's tempor- ary chairmanship, starts the in- quiry. McCarthy has said he will insist on the right to cross-examine wit- nesses, and is willing to submit to questioning by Army represen- tatives when he testifies himself. He says he is willing to step to the sidelines on all other matters in the inquiry, to. the extent of refraining from voting on any matters involved in it or appoint- ing a successor to cast a vote. from 90 to 75 per cent of parity I Some veteran senators said Mc- in government price props on but-1 Carthy probably cannot be denied ter and other dairy products ef- fective April 1. French, Rebels Clash Again in Southern Sector HANOI, Indochina ifi The French army claimed today its tanks and mobile units killed 28 Vietminh rebels in a fresh clash in the southern sector of besieged Dien Bien It was the second time in three days the French had reported a Sen Ferguson who battle with the Communist-led urged McCarthy to step aside, emy inside the southern perimeter j said it wil, b t the of the northwest Indochina for- tress. They claimed 175 enemy dead in a big clash Monday. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy, the right to question opposition witnesses in the forthcoming inves tigation, which is to be carrieirt'by radio and television networks. Rules Discussed A Democratic senator who has been around about 20 years and has a deep knowledge of Senate rules said he believes that if Mc- Carthy remains a member of the investigating .subcommittee he will have to be permitted to cross- examine Army witnesses. Nevertheless, a high Republican official, who also didn't want to be quoted by name, said in a arate interview the Eisenhower administration is making a major effort to block McCarthy off from cross-examination. .iU windy and colder tonight with occa- the inqu b ths weekend sional snow flurries in evening. _, Friday mostly cloudy and colder. The drafting of suggested ground Low tonight 28, high Friday 35. the lnhqulry htats blen irirAi UICATUBD signed to a subcommittee headed LULAL WtAmtK h c TVrlroon rp Till Official observations for the 24 i bJL Dlrk.sen hours ending at 12 m. today: Dirksen _said _he _ regards the gations subcommittee itself to de- cide on procedure. But he conced- ed that McCarthy probably could take the issue to the Senate itself if the committee should decide against him. Sen. Mundt told reporters "I hope and expect" the subcoramit- tee will pick a special counsel for Maximum, 42; minimum, 34; noon, 39; precipitation, 52; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 40 at a.m. today, min. 34 at p.m. Wednesday, Sky overcast at feet, temp, at noon 38, wind 20 miles per hour question of McCarthy's right to question witnesses as "the major one" to be solved. President Eisenhower checked the cross-examination issue up to the Senate Republican leadership when he was asked about it at yesterday's White House news conference. He didn't know enough about this from west southwest, barometer j specific matter to comment, even 29.16 dropping lapidly, humidity 88 [if he should comment, the Presi- per cent. I dent said. Mr, and Mrs. Peter Rosenthal, both in their 50s, died after their car skidded on U.S. 10 near New York Mills and smashed into a semitrailer truck. They had been on the way to visit relatives at Perham from their home at CIo- quet. The unidentified truck driver from Moorhead was not injured. Mrs. Rosenthal was killed at the scene and her husband died shortly after being admitted to St. James Hospital at Perham. The night's fifth victim, Marine R. Gravener, 42, was killed as he walked along U.S. 14 near Janes- ville after his car had stalled in a rain storm. Dock Strike May Extend Along Atlantic Coast New York Outlaw Walkout Wins Sympathy Support NEW YORK of a sympathy waterfront tieup along the Atlantic Coast loomed today as leaders of the old Internation- al Longshoremen's Assn. gave of- ficial sanction to a three-week-old outlaw strike in the port of New York. Union endorsement of the walk- out here did not bring an immedi- ate shutdpwti in any harbor in the ILA district from Portland, Maine, to Hampton Roads, Va. "No sympathy striker" was the word from Baltimore, whose dock- ers have handled the bulk of the ships diverted from New York. But reaction in most other ports still was to seen. Want to Go Out ILA President William V. Brad- ley said he had been told that his union's me'n in the other ports "want to go out." He added that "we'll have a job keeping the other ports working." Recently signed ILA work con- tracts in other ports were seen as a possible deterrent to spread of the strike. No contract is in force here. One big question in New York was whether tugboat crews, who are members of the ILA, would quit work and force ships to dock and sail without the aid of tugs. After the strike was sanctioned late Wednesday, the rival AFL- ILA pledged to "keep the port open." The walkout by members of the from the AFL last fall for harboring been staged in' defiance of a fed- eral court injunction. Contempt of court proceedings are pending. Fear Jail Terms The ILA high command report- edly hopes to escape possible jail terms or fines for contempt for endorsing the walkout by contend- ing that the strike is a "no con- tract, no work" action and not a defiance of the federal court in- Lead Cut i ers n excise Mrs. Helen Pady, 18, left, and Paul S. Hauser, 22, with his head turned from camera, were taken before the U. S. commissioner at Madison, Wis., Wednesday. They waived preliminary hearing on a federal charge of armed bank robbery. They were ordered held for trial under bonds of each for the robbery of the Northwestern Bank at Almena, Wis., March 19. (UP Telepboto) Israel Appeals To Big 3 When Arabs Kill The wildcat ILA strikers have declared for weeks that they UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. Israel appealed to the Western Big Three today for immediate U.N. action on the Arab killing of 11 Israeli bus passengers in the Neg- ev Desert, but diplomats here would delay action. The council was to meet late would stay off the job until their today for further debate on Is- union was certified as bargaining "v" agent for the harbor's long- shoremen. A slowly increasing number of AFL-ILA members have been braving ILA picket lines to work piers in recent days under heavy police guard. Minor violence, two arrests and phony bomb scares marked the union rivalry Wednesday, but the flareups were nowhere as serious as recent free- for-alls. Russ A-Bomb Tests Showering Japan With Ash, Claim TOKYO UPl Socialist Diet member said today atomic parti- rael's charges that Egypt is block- ading cargoes destined for her via the Suez Canal. U.N. sources be- lieved the council would want to dispose of this matter before turn- ing to the bus incident, for which Israel blames Jordan, Jordan has denied responsibility ambush 12 rniles from her border last week. She informec U.N, Secretary General Dag Ham- marskjold officially Wednes- day she would not meet with Israel to discuss their border troubles. Invoking a clause of the Pales- tine armistice, Israel had demand- ed the meeting last November dur- ing Security Council discussion oi the killing in October of some 53 Arabs in an Israeli raid on the Jordan village of Kibya. Spearheading the drive for im- Storms Sweep U, Tornadoes in South By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March storms, with rain, snow and strong winds, swept wide areas of the country today after seven damaging tornadoes struck areas in Oklahoma and Texas Wednesday night. Wet weather was reported in nearly all sections of the country. A deepening storm which centered over southern Iowa early today cmiu dtwiiiik, w.- -7- cles are falling on Japan from mediate council action on the new eJn Russian A-bomb tests near Arctic Circle. tlje charge, ambassador to the United States Shigeyoshi Matsumae, an engi neer, said his information was "gleaned from American military quarters." He refused to elabo rate. The U. S. Far East Command had no comment. President Eisenhower's grandchildren sported new spring out- fits on the lawn of their parents' quarters at Fort Benning, Ga., Wednesday. Ann, 4, and Susan, 2, wore matching frocks of white cotton broadcloth with red and black designs, white bonnets, gloves, and black patent shoes. David, 5, wore a blue suit, white cap black and white shoes. Maj. John D, Eisenhower commands the 1st Be. 30th Inf. at Fort Benning. (AP Wirephoto) and the Abba Eban, planned to meet in Washington today with Secretary of State Dulles. Eban was expected to press Dulles also for arms for Israel and a ban on such shipments to the Arab states. Israel Premier Moshe Sharett called for these in a speech to his Parliament in Jerusalem Wednesday, though, he named no nation as an arms supplier. Sharett also instructed his am- bassadors in London and Paris to press their nation's case there. Representatives of the seven Arab states called on Dulles Tues- day. Afterward they said they told him "mounting tension in the Near East is caused by Israel" and that they would regard an aggres- sion against any one of the Arab nations "as being upon them all." Quick Congress OK Expected on Air Force Academy WASHINGTON W Sen. Salton- stall (R-Mass) said today he ex- pects speedy congressional approv- al of legislation to establish an Air Force academy, similar to the Army's West Point and Navy's Annapolis. Saltonstall, chairman of the Sen- ate Armed Services Committee, helped work out an agreement Wednesday in a Senate-House con- ference committee adjusting dif- ferences between the two bodies. He will call the compromise up soon for expected Senate approval, [t then goes back to the House for final action. Some of the points agreed on in committee had to do with authority to choose the site of the academy. Secretary of the Air Force Tal- )0tt, with the public support of Eisenhower, has been jushing for congressional approval of the authorization legislation. brought widespread rains to the midcontinent and eastward through the Great Lakes region to Penn- sylvania. Thunderstorms extended south- ward through Missouri, Oklahoma, eastern Texa.s and Arkansas, Five tornadoes hit in Oklahoma, and two struck Texas communities. There were no fatalities reported ifrom the twisters but damage at Tulsa alone was estimated at Three of the Oklahoma I tornadoes were in farm commu- nities and a fifth was near Shaw- nee. The Texas twisters were at Honey Grove in the northeastern section and near Albany in the northwestern part of the state. Snow fell in the Northern Plains and headed into the North Central region with falls up to 6 inches forecast for the Dakotas and from 2 to 5 inches for northern and west central Minnesota. Downpours drenched many cit- ies. Rains scaled up to 4.29 inches in Bradford, HI., and 3.51 in Glen- view, a suburb northwest of Chi- cago. A 2.30 inch fall in Chicago flooded basements in hundreds of homes and 27 underpasses. The rain exceeded two inches in Grand Rapids, Mich., and South Bend, Ind. Superior Bishop Consecrated in Colorful Ceremony SUPERIOR, Wis. Most Rev. Joseph Annabring was con secrated as bishop of the Superior Roman Catholic diocese in color- ful, impressive cerempnies today in the Cathedral of Christ the King. The climax of the two-hour cere- mony was reached when the con- secrator. His Excellency the Most Rev. Albert G. Meyer, archbishop of Milwaukee, took Bishop Anna- bring "by the hand and led him to his throne. Bishop Annabring was the first bishop ever consecrated at the Head of the Lakes and is the first native of the Superior diocese, em- bracing 16 Northern Wisconsin counties, to be elevated to the Ro man Catholic hierarchy. He has jurisdiction ever some Cath- olics. The services were preceded by a procession which included Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, wear- ing satin capes and carrying tra- ditional swords; Indians dressed in aribal regalia; crossbearers, sem- inarians, brothers, order and dio- cesan priests, monsignori, bishops and officers of the Mass. That's Different TUCSON, Ariz. Ollie Biles was arrested for making telephone threats to a sheriff's deputy, but he was promptly released when he gave bis rea- son, "I thought I was talking to the city he explained. Plane Skids, Noses Over, Passengers Safe CHICAGO W Four passen- gers and a stewardess were shaken up early today when a Trans-World Airlines Martin Skyliner landing at Midway Airport skidded off the runway during a rainstorm and nosed over. None suffered injuries. 8 Children Orphaned by Suicide-Slaying MINNEAPOLIS Ifl child- ren were orphaned today after what police said was the suicide- slaying of their parents late Wednesday in the climax of lengthy domestic difficulties. Floyd Long, 51, took the life of his wife, Vera May, 43, and then shot himself in the head, officers said. Long, a yard clerk for the Milwaukee Road, died shortly after being admitted to General Hospi- tal. Danny Long, 19, eldest Son of the couple, discovered his mother dead and his father unconscious from wounds from a small calibre pistol when he returned home, 5 West 33rd about 5 p. m. He said Mrs. Long had filed suit for divorce earlier this week and that his father had been attempting to have her withdraw the action. Other Long children are 21; Sharon, 18; Marjory, 16; Ken- neth, 14; Bonnie, 13; Mark, 5, and Gregory, 3. The coroner termed the deaths murder. and suicide and said no inquest would be held. on Tax Levy Reduced In Senate on Appliance Sales May Be Dropped Altogether Before Bill Is Passed WASHINGTON (ffl -Senate Re- publican leaders regrouped forces today against any further floor cuts in excise taxes after losing a test in which a 100-million-dollar reduction was voted on household appliances. The GOP leadership lost control last night and, when that became apparent, agreed to accept the household appliance cut. The vote for it was 64-23. There remains a good possibility the appliance tax cut, from 10 to 5 per cent, will be knocked out in conference with the House, which voted no such reduction. Sen, Milli- kin chairman of the Fi- nance Committee, expressed be- lief the House would stand firm against going below the 10 per cent level on most excises this year. Millikin predicted to newsmen today that other key amendments to the excise or sales tax bill spon- sored by a-group of Democrats would be beaten. He said the sen- ate may complete action on measure today. The tax cutters got their maxi- mum strength on the household appliance reduction, Millikin said. Appliance manufacturers and dealers throughout the country- have been besieging Congress for tax relief in the face of a slump in sales in many lines; Sen. Douglas chief spon- sor of the reduction amendments, planned to ask first today for a vote on a proposal to cut the ex- cise tax on autos from the pres- ent 10 to 7 per cent. This would slice the tax by 275 million dol- lars a year. Douglas says the cut would sava about on the price of a car. The tax is levied on the manu- facturer, but is passed on to car buyers. The third amendment offered by Douglas would chop in half present 10 per cent excise on tele- vision and radio sets and phono- graphs. This would be an 80-mil- lion-dollar annual cut. With the appliance relief includ- ed, total cuts in the excise bill now have passed the billion-dol- lar mark. The House originally voted a wide variety of reductions totaling 912 million a year. This brought down to a maximum 10 per cent level all excises except those on liquor and tobacco. Some are now as high as 25 per cent. The Senate Finance Committee, chiefly by hiking the relief for movie theaters, boosted this total to 958 million before sending the Dill to the floor. The cuts are scheduled to take effect a week from today, April 1. Senators Byrd (D-Va) and Wil- liams (R-Del) put in an amend- ment to knock out all of the cuts except those on movie tickets and other admissions. But this ap- peared to be a forlorn gesture in ie present mood of the Senate. In arguing for the appliance cut, Democrats hammered at the ;heme that the bill already cut taxes on such luxuries as furs, ewelry and night club admissions. They said household necessities should get relief too. On the vote, 35 Democrats, 28 Republicans and the 1 indepen- dent said Fifteen Republi- rans and 8 Democrats voted "no." Supreme Court Justice William 0, Douglas bedded down on the porch of the Conocohegue Sportsmen's Club in Maryland Wednes- day after he and 10 of his original companions had hiked 24 miles on a 189-mile tour along the old Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The party, with Wednesday's walk the longest of the trip, completed the halfway mark at noon. (AP Telephoto) ;