Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Generally Fair, Temperature Unchanged River Stage Noon Today 16.1, Wednesday 15.4 NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 141 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 6, 1954 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Seaway Bill Passes House, 241-158 Brownell Rules Against Giving Letter to Public in Them Ruled How McCarthy Got Information Not Announced WASHINGTON assador to Washington, Nong .Kimmy, arrives. French sources in Geneva ex- pressed confidence their Premier would win by a substantial major- ity in the National Assembly vote. Foreign Minister Georges Bidault decided to remain here despite the crisis. Laniel demanded a ballot of con- fidence, requiring him to resign if defeated, on his refusal to open Assembly debate on Indochina while the Geneva parley is under way. Some deputies demanded that the debate start May 14. Ready for Talk Quick opening of the Indochinese phase of the Far Eastern confer- ence was assured late yesterday when French Ambassador Jean Chauvel and Soviet Deputy For- eign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko agreed to get started as soon as possible. The discussions undoubt- edly would have begun today had Surplus Butter Offered Abroad Below U.S. Price WASHINGTON UR Agri- culture Department today offered to sell its stock of 360 million pounds of surplus butter for export at world market prices. Officials said world market prices presently range from about 42 to 47 cents a pound, wholesale, depending upon areas, grades and transportation costs. Heretofore, the department asked about 60.5 cents a pound for its butter, bought States, Britain, France, Australia, under a dairy price support pro-1New Zealand and Canada would oram start the talks, in Washington or TT in Singapore, within three weeks. Under the new rule foreign buy-! Most of the arrangements for ers will be able to get surplus! the Indochina talks here have been butter below prices which domestic completed. A room in the Palace distributors are asked to pay. Nations in a wing separate r C 4-Vint lift-ill n Vrt it not been for the French Cabinet difficulties. The critical military situation at Dien Bien Pbu made the talks a doubly urgent matter to Western diplomats here. In London, informants said Brit- ain had agreed to talk over possi- ble united Allied action in Indo- :hina to either guarantee any set- tlement that might be reached in leneva or to aid the French forces if the negotiations here break down. Britain Vetoed previous Amer- can suggestions for military ac- ion, contending negotiations with the Reds should be tried first. London sources expected that military experts of the United A. M. Josephson, left, new La Crosse County Crime Investigator, demonstrates the lie detector he is using on over two thousand stu- dents and teachers in the Hartley case starting today. Sheriff Robert E. Scullin is at the right. (UP Telephoto) to now, the department has held its export price at the same level off- ered to domestic users. Earlier in the week Sec. Benson disclosed that negotiations were being carried on for possible sale of 40 million pounds to an exporter who reported he cculd sell that amount to Great Britain at world prices. The department placed no limita- tion on destination of the butter. Officials said the department would sell to exporters for shipment to howled down as an fore anyone knows what he is pro- posing to negotiate." The Conservative Daily Mail partment. said public opinion in the two countries "can hardly be blame( for its bewilderment "Policy, at least in Washington seems to have been at the mercy of every prevailing current o: sentiment." The independent Daily Express called it "simply mischievous" to say a split now exists. "A plan to intervene in the Indo- china war was never clearly de> the Express declared, "nor was it probable that the American Congress, let alone Britain, would endorse it." U. S. administration officials have virtually ruled out any di- rect American intervention in In- dochina unless Britain agrees to join as part of a coalition to pro- tect Southeast Asia against Red conquest. Britain served notice she opposed such an alliance in ad- vance of the Indochina negotia- tions with the Communists at Ge- resppnsibility of such exporters to obtain the necessary export li- censes from the Commerce De- Opposes Action Now Prime Minister Churchill also told Parliament his government opposes any united military action in Indochina while the Geneva talks are still on. The British attitude spelled de- feat for U. S. Secretary of State Dulles' hopes of confronting the Reds at Geneva with a united front committed to possible inter- vention in Indochina. from that being used for the Ko- rean talks, has been prepared for the meeting. Question of Chairman Only the question of the chair- manship remained to be agreed upon. It appeared that British For- eign Secretary Anthony Eden and Soviet Foreign Minister -V. M. Molptov might alternate in the chair instead of rotating it with the representatives of the other .seven United States, France, Communist China, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos and the Vietminh. This would sidestep the question of the opposing sides in Indochina recognizing each other.1 Eden and Molotov, together with their chief aides, met at dinner last night. Presumably they discussed both the Indochinese and Korean issues. Gigantic Lie Test Begins At La Crosse LA CROSSE W Tha largest lie elector test in history was sched- led to begin here today with more lan male students and teach- rs from five local schools listed for voluntary questioning. The gigantic test is the latest ef- fort by authorities to determine the fate of baby sitter Evelyn Hartley, 15, who disappeared from a La Crosse home without a trace the night of Oct. 24, 1953. A. M. Josephson, newly appoint- ed crime investigator for the coun- ty, made the decision to conduct the test. Each test is expected to take 10-20 minutes and five or six questions will be asked. Miss Hartley was baby sitting at the home of friends when she van- ished amid signs of violence. No trace of her has been found. A pair of tennis shoes found on a nearby highway has been linked to the case, but authorities said the blood found on the shoes was too old and not enough to establish its type. The shoes, however, report- edly matched prints found in the living room of the home from which Miss Hartley disappeared. Josephson has received permis- sion from parochial, vocational and state college officials to question their students. The La Crosse school board also gave permission to include Central, where -Miss Hartley was a pupil, and Logan High Schools, The schools will have about half of their entire student body take the test. Fragmentation Bombs Dropped On Red Attackers By LARRY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina ypi supplied Privateer bombers dropped tons of fragmentation bombs on Vietminh troops crush- ing in today on Dien Bien Phu. Dive bombers and fighters from an, aircraft carrier in the Gulf Tonkin joined in a massive air] assault on the rebel lines. A French army spokesman said the fragmentation burst into thousands of tore big gaps in the Communist- led Vietminh ranks. The Vietminh had regrouped and bolstered their attack positions earlier today bul gave no indication when they might unleash their next massive assault. Navy Patrol Plane With 10 Aboard Missing in Gulf CORPUS Tex. Legislation Ends 20-Year Fight For Ocean Route U.S. Will Share Cost of Project With Canada WASHINGTON UP) The House today approved St. Lawrence Sea- way legislation, thus ending a 20- year fight to authorize United States 'participation with Canada in building the international pro- ject. A move to send the measurt back to committee was beaten down by the House on a 241-158 roll call vote. Immediately prior to passage the House defeated a motion to send the bill back to committee. The roll call vote was 241-158. Amendment Refuted In speeding the bill to passage he House refused to accept an amendment by Rep. Brownson. R-Ind) to change the financing provisions of the bill. As finally accepted, the measure irovides that 105 million n revenue bonds to supply the unds for construction of the United States share of the 27-foot leep waterway will be sold to tht Treasury, Brownson's proposal that the )onds be sold to the public was defeated by a standing vote of 73-71 Under the Brownson plan Naval Air Station here reported the bonds would not have been today one of its flying boats, with guaranteed by the government. 10 men aboard, is missing in the Gulf of Mexico. The plane, a PBM patrol bomb- er, was on a routine training flight. It was last heard from at about 9 o'clock Wednesday night and at that time reported its position as 75 miles east of Brownsville. The Navy said an extensive search of the Gulf area is being to Senate The bill goes back to the Senate for conference on minor ments voted by the House. The Senate passed the bill in January by a substantial margin. The administration opposed the Brownson amendment. Rep. Machrowicz pre- dicted the margin of victory would be "at least 50 votes." "Maybe Machrowici said as an afterthought. His forecast was in line with that made earlier by House Republican leaders. They said they anticipated passage by a "substantial margin." The House, meeting two hours earlier than usual, was expected to speed the bill through without delay. The only stumbling block toward final passage in the its possibilities were minimized by seaway an amend- ment written by Rep. Brownson Brownson planned to propose that the 105-million-dollar Ameri- can share of the waterway's con- struction he met through sale of revenue bonds to the public rather than by the Treasury as proposed in the bill. made. The plane carried fuel sufficient to keep it aloft until 4 a.m. today. The Navy withheld the names of the 10 men aboard. Senator Would Train Natives To Fight Reds By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON Mans- _ field (D-Mont) said today the I The key vote probably willI come "great contribution" being made I here Opponents of the: amendment, which the Treasury also wants de- feated, assert it would have the efr feet of crippling the bill. State Tax Take Up Million For 9 Months ST. PAUL W) tax- payers paid about five million dol- lars more in state taxes in the nine months ending March 31 than in the corresponding previous nine months, the State Tax Department by native troops in defending Dien Bien Phu shows that effective anti-Communist armies could be trained in Indochina. Mansfield, a member of the Sen- ate Foreign Relations Committee, said approximately Viet- namese and Cambodians are among some defenders of Dien Bien Phu, the besieged for- tress in northern Indochina. There is still time, he added in an interview, to build up anti-Red forces if the French make further concessions to independence de- mands. Secretary of State Dulles was quoted by informed sources last night as having told a bipartisan of 24 members of Congress :hat this country has no present plans to send any forces into the 'ndochjna war. He met for 1% wurs with them late yesterday, reported today. But neither he nor the lawmakers I The comparative totals were Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) stands with hand raised as he swears to tell Ae truth as a witness in his row with Army officials. He was called to answer questions about a disputed memorandum from the FBI to the Army. (AP Wirephoto) The French spokesman said there was no important land fight- ing during the day, French army headquarters re- ported the critical hours of dark- ness 'Wednesday night passed "calmly" for the garrison troops stubbornly clinging to the' core of the fortress defenses. The maze of trenches, dugouts and bunkers is now less than five-eighths of a mile across. It was the second night in a row without ground action. Rebel artillery and mortars, however, kept up incessant pound- ing of key French positions to soften the way for the next in- fantry charge. Hitting back French guns lobbed more shells into enemy positions in the en- circling hills. commented publicly afterward. Dulles was said to have reported hat President Eisenhower regards ndochina as a far worse place to involve American forces than was Korea. Vice President Nixon has said this country may have to send in combat troops in what he called the unlikely event the French withdraw. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity General- ly fair, no important temperature change tonight and Friday. Low tonight 35, high Friday 55. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 55; minimum, 35; noon, 55; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Max. temp. 53 at and p.m. Wednesday. Low 38 at a.m. today. Noon temp. 52. Scat- tered layer of clouds at and thin scattered layer at feet with wind at 10 m.p.h. from the north-northwest. Barometer 29.73 railing and humidity 51 per cent. Dewpoint 34. j and Individual income and gasoline tax collections were up, while corporation income and cigarette tax collections showed a decrease. "Minnesota cigarette tax collec- tions followed the national trend d o w n w a r said G. Howard Spaeth, state tex commissioner. "The decline amounted to nearly It is probably due to a general decline brought about, in part at least, by the reported ill effects from smoking, Gasoline tax collections in- creased nearly 2V4 million dollars. Collections of individual income taxes rose which Spaeth described as a reflection of the "prosperity enjoyed by Minnesota wage earners during 1952 and 1953." Hunt for Tom Cat Causes Man's Death HUTCHINSON, Minn. hunt for a torn cat that had killed some farm kittens ended in death to Cecil Mosel, 25, farmer near here. Mosel was found in a field with a .22 caliber bullet wound in his lead. He died in a Hutchinson iflspital Tuesday. Mosel apparent- y fell, accidentally discharging a rifle. He farmed with his parents two miles east of Hutchinson.