Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1954, Winona, Minnesota
Fair Tonight And Tuesday, Cooler Tonight Support the Home Game Tuesday NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 156 SIX CfNTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 24, 1954 TWENTY PAGES Drownings at Marshland, Wabasha An Elderly Marshland area farmer is be- lieved to have tumbled into the Trempealeau River at this point Friday night. Here George Brooks, Onalaska, is pictured with one of his two blood- hounds. Both animals led searchers to this point on the river. The body of Paul Bork, 79, was found downriver, background, about feet Sunday morning. Water is deep and swift at this point. White line extending into the picture at left carries one of several grappling hooks used by a large searching party. (Republican-Herald photo) BATTLE FOR ASIA Reds Insist on Full Surrender By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst (Editor's Note: William L. Ryan spent six weeks in Southeast Asia, traveling to Indochina and. the nearby countries endangered by a Communist sweep southward. He then went to Geneva to check his findings at the Geneva conference. This is the first of four articles this week on the prospects in "The Battle for GENEVA is not the slightest indication at the Geneva conference that the Communists will accept anything but surrender of the West in Asia. Apparently, they are sure Communism is on a victorious march, with the decisive battle for Viet Nam all but behind them. The Rus- sians are calling the tune here, even preparing the speeches of the Communist Vietminh represen- tatives in the Russian language. After a month of talk, there seems no prospect of anything but TODAY Missile Warfare Possible obstruction and deadlock. The Rus- sians exude confidence that they hold the trump cards. Stevens Back On Stand as Hearing Reopens WASHINGTON of the Army Stevens assumed full responsibility under oath today for ;he Army's charges against Sen. McCarthy but acknowledged he had consulted with higher administra- tion officials. Under hammering cross exami- lation by McCarthy, Stevens said 'certainly, there was consultation and advice" with individuals hold- ng high office in the executive department. McCarthy said Stevens knew "a long time ago" that the charges were prepared with the assistance and advice of White House aides. "No, I don't know replied itevens. Were they prepared on his own orders? McCarthy asked. said Stevens, saying he :ave the order some time after 2 Rivers Claim Man, Woman Marshland MARSHLAND, Wis. (Special) The body of Paul Bork, 79, was re- covered from the Trempealeau River east of here at a.m. Sunday about 36 hours after he dis- appeared from the farm home of his daughter and son-in-law Friday evening. Paul, died in infancy. Recovery of the body ended a Funeral Wednesday search by scores of volunteers, Funeral services will be held at .aw enforcement officers and game S a.m. Wednesday at the Watkow- rane; two sons, George and Henry, Fountain City; two brothers, Rich- ard, Union Grove, Wis., and Her- man, Fountain City; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rick, Homer, Minn., and Mrs. Fred Hund, Fountain City, and 13 grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Irvin Dingfelter, Fountain City, is dead, and a son, wardens from two counties. The search was pinpointed along a short stretch of the Trempealeau River one-quarter of a mile south of the farm where Bork lived after .wo bloodhounds owned by George Brooks, Onalaska, went to the same point on the river bank in separate trials. The body was discovered by Wil- ski Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fountain City, the Rev, Leo Lang officiating. Burial will be in the family lot at St. Mary's Cemetery; Fountain City. Pallbearers will be Peter, Elmer and Walter Hund.and Robert, Roman and Joseph Bork. The Holy Name Society, Foun- tain City, will say the Rosary iam Fredrick about feet be- 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Watkowski ow the point where the blood- Funeral Home. Friends may call hounds had indicated he fell into j at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. and until the time of servicei. Wabasha WABASHA, Minn. Mrs. R. R. Helsaple, 69, promi- nent Wabasha resident, drowned Saturday at p.m. when she fell into the Mississippi River from a storm sewer catch basin a block below the Wabasha-Nelson inter- state bridge here. _, Frank McGraw and his son, Jim- ,ave fallen into the river. The mie) sittfag on Jawn of their ank is quite precipitous, and the j riverbank home, heard the splash, ondition of the riverbank jndicat-l jimmie raced for oars to the fam- the river. Neighbor Finds Body Fredrick, a neighbor of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Hunger, son-in-law and daughter of Bork, fashioned his wn grappling hook and waded into he river to search after parties f volunteers working from boats lad turned up no clues. Fredrick nagged "something which did not eem like a deadhead" and the ody of the elderly man came to tie surface. Officials indicated Bork must Communism is relying heavily j he arrived back from the Far East on a drive to turn Asian national- early in February. The charges weapons against the West in a long-term struggle for domination of a continent. By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP The United States has been los- WASHINGTON develop- j ing battles in this propaganda war, ism and Asian fears into potent were sent to members of Congress ment of the hydrogen bomb is now expected to lead on, by the pe- culiar logic of destructive science, to the early development of guided missiles of inter-continental range. Just as the atomic bomb opened the way to the more terrible hy- drogen bomb, so the hydrogen bomb is believed to have opened the way to this final break-through in weapons design. The time when the "birds will as the missile developers say, is now officially estimated to be as close as 1960. First tests in 1957-5S are not thought to be impossible. Bringing nearer this moment when continent can fire at contin- ent, is now widely regarded as the most important single effect of the hydrogen bomb. Moreover, the Soviet Union is quite probably ahead of the though it has not yet, by any means, lost the war. Asian dis- trust of the West, after a century of colonial domination, is being twisted and turned against the United States in a political-psycho- logical offensive designed to win cheap victories. U. S. Losing Friends The Communists are not con- cerned with masses now. This war is for the intellectuals, the edu- cated layer of Asians from whose ranks come the raw materials for government and leadership. In those ranks, America has been losing friends. They are not going over to the Communist side, but in frustration are retiring into a neutral shell. And that serves the Communist cause. ILK jjiuuauiy aneau 01 me unil-i the Pentagon has never accorded the highest priority. Thus the ques- tion is raised whether the Soviets may not be the first to achieve an inter-continental missile with hy- drogen warhead. If so, the sense of security that this country so cur- iously draws from the weapons of total destruction, will prove to be false indeed. Major Step The hydrogen bomb is thought to be a major step on the way to the inter-continental guided missile for a rather simple reason, In brief, it! greatly helps to solve the toughest problem of the long-range missile developers. This is the problem of guidance. Contrary to the common super- stition, neither atomic bombs nor even hydrogen bombs are limit- lessly destructive. For reasonable efficiency, they must land close enough to their aiming points to bring their chief targets within the smaller, inner circle of destruction that appears on every diagram of bomb damage. This inner circle of total destruc- tion is not large, for the type of atomic warhead that can be built into a long-range missile. Thus the specification for long-range guided missiles with atomic warheads call (Continued on Page Column 2) ALSOPS eeems removed from reality. At the moment, prospects seem dim for any Southeast Asia de- fense system under United States inspiration or protection. That may Mnrch 10. Wilson Informed Stevens, in reply to questions as to his consultations, said he had kept Secretary of Defense Wilson informed. McCarthy demanded if Stevens took the advice of anyone in the executive department other than Assistant Secretary of Defense H. Struve Hensel and a Defense De- partment official, Francis X. Brown. Brown is an assistant gen- eral counsel of the Defense De- partment. "Very likely I acknowl- edged Stevens. demanded McCarthy. Stevens sat silently for a moment. repeated McCarthy. Finally Stevens said that in ad- dition to Brown and Hensel, he talked with Fred M. Seaton, and (Continued on Page 3, Column 6.) HEARING d Bork may have attempted to rawl out of the river after he ell. There were "scratch marks' n the bank, and searchers earlier had found remnants of fishing bait at that point. Taking part in the search be- sides scores of neighbors were Trempealeau County Sheriff Er- nest Axness; Buffalo" County Sher- iff Glen A. Davis; Buffalo County Traffic Officer Henry L. Zeichert; Fred Gardner, Whitehall game warden, and Elmer Goetz, Foun- tain City game warden. A boat and grappling hooks were used in the search. Bork disappeared about 5 p.m. Friday. He apparently followed a path eastward from the Hunger barn to the Trempealeau ily boat, and the father launched the boat. Together, they brought the woman's body to shore where city firemen and two doctors strove unsuccessfully for more than an hour to revive her. Wabasha County Coroner E. B. Wise said this morning no one saw Mrs. Helsaple fall into the river. He said his investigation re- vealed her body floated on surface of the river and that she was in the water "only a few minutes." Wise said she may have suffered a heart at- tack. He called the fatality death by drowning. Mrs. Helsaple, whose home is on River Drive here, was accus- tomed to strolling in the area where the mishap occurred. A Efforts To Revive Mrs. R. R. Helsaple at Wa- basha Sunday evening were unsuccessful although the woman was in the river for "not more than three minutes." Pictured here are doctors and members of the Wabasha fire department ad- ministering artificial respiration and oxygen. Wa- basha County Coroner E. B. Wise said the woman May have suffered a heart attack when she fell into the river a block below the Wabasha-Nelson interstate bridge. Pictured here are, left to right, Police Chief Charles Gilbert, with cap; Patrolman Clem Noll, hatless; Harry Schmit; Dr. L. M, Ekstrand, with hat; Irvin Burkhardt, American Red Cross safety instructor, giving artificial respiration to Mrs. Helsaple; Earl Schnirring, Ralph Wodele and Howard Goss, all of the fire department, operating the resuscitator; Dr. D. F. Larson, standing; Dr. Burt Bouquet, hatless; Frank McGraw, who pulled Mrs, Helsaple from the river, and Paul Morien, fire chief. (Wehrenberg photo) Eden Flies Back To Geneva With New Instructions By MAX HARRELSON GENEVA British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden flew back from London today with new in- structions which may determine iii a. vu pua- how much longer the deadlocked j sible U. S. intervention in the Indo- Only Bold Moves Can Save Indochina By JOHN RODERICK SAIGON, Indochina diplomats here say tte politi- cal situation in war-torn Viet Nam has deteriorated rapidly since the fall of Dien Bien Phu. They contend only bold steps can save the government. This became known today as a French study of steps necessary to bolster Indochina's defenses reached near-completion. Washing- ton reports have said this study Geneva conference will last. The made United States already has it clear to Britain and a route he always followed on fre-! child said she heard Mrs. Helsaple quent fishing expeditions in the j shout for help after she fell into Trempealeau River estuary. Sheriff Called Mr. and Mrs. Hunger, who had been visiting at a neighbor's farm when Bork disappeared, became alarmed at 9 p.m. and called neighbors and Sheriff Axness. The search continued throughout Satur- day and was resumed early Sun- day morning. Sheriff Axness said cooperation of law enforcement officials and volunteers was "excellent.1 thanked all persons who took a part in the search and referred to the Winona police department from which search equipment was bor- rowed. Born March 12, 1875, at Waseca, Minn., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bork. He married the late Caroline Hund April 23, 1903, at Fountain City. The couple set- tled on a farm in the Town of Buf- falo. Mrs. Bork died in May 1929. Bork left the farm in 1943 and made his home with Mr. and Mrs Hunger. Survivors include two daughters Mrs. Ervin (Francis) Hunger, and Mrs. Arthur (Hilda) Lewis, Coch the river. Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Felix Catho- lic Church the Rev. William An- derson officiating. Burial will be in St. Felix Cemetery. The former Paulene Becker, she was born on St. Joseph's Ridge, near La Crosse, Dec. 9, 1885. She was married to Ross R. Helsaple Nov. 22, 1907, She was a member of the Altar Society. i Survivors are her husband; two nej children, Mrs. Leo (Lucille) Hag- 1 er, Lanesboro, and Harry, Wab- asha; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Three broth- ers and one sister are dead. The Rosary will be said at the France it is ready to end the East- West talks on Korea and Indochina at any time. Informed quarters said this was one of the questions Eden raised at a special Cabinet meet- ing today in London. He returned just in time for this afternoon's secret nine-nation ses- sion on Indochina. The meeting, opening the fifth week of the Asian peace talks, will be the first to get down to basic issues on Indochina. Western observers said the next j few days should show whether the Communists actually are willing to negotiate a settlement or mere- ly are stalling to gain military ad- vantages in the Indochina fighting. French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, who returned from Paris this morning, was re over. the ge, as the Communists hotter on Southeasl yet change breath gets Asian necks. If so, the United States hopes to have the frame- work of an alliance which those nations can join if they choose. But in an extensive tour of that vast, underdeveloped, poverty-rid den area I found that, with few exceptions. Asian leaders cling to the view that any involvement in a defensive it may make Asia the cockpit for World War III. Pro-Americans Silent With the understanding they would Asian not be leaders quoted by name, spoke frankly of their fears and frustrations in try- ing to build new nations in an area whose unplumbed riches and geographical position make it a tempting target for Red expansion. "Those who want to be friends of the United States are falling silent an elderly pro-Amer- ican statesman told me sadly. "It is becoming just as politically un- wise in this part of the world to take the side of the United States as it is for you in the states to take the part of Red China." Lloyd Standafer, 34-year-old Rushmore, Minn., farmer, re- ceives a plaque honoring him as the state's outstanding young farmer. The presentation was made at the Minnesota -Junior Chamber of Commerce convention in St. Paul Saturday. Second member of the smiling duo is Bob Stearns of Hutchinson, outgo- ing state Jaycee president. Standafer quit school when he was '12 to work on farms around Worthington. After World War II, in which he served as a 'B17 pilot, he began farming on his own. (Associated Press photo) noon and evening. Dionne Quint Now Sister Marie Rachael QUEBEC Marie Dionne, one of the quintuplets from Callander, Ont., was given the name Sister eral Indochina situation with French officials. Chinese war. American diplomats are wor- ried, however, lest the French- sponsored Vietnamese government of former Emperor Bao Dai col- lapse before outside help can be brought to keep it on its feet. In overwhelming French Union forces at Eien Bien Phu, the Viet- minh dealt a heavy blow at the morale of the Vietnamese backing Bao Dai's administration. As a first measure to bolster it, the United States will recommend soon that Bao Dai hurry home from Europe to take over active 422 Wounded Moved From Dien Bien Phu By LARRY ALLEN HANOI, Indochina UP) army headquarters announced to- day 422 French wounded have been evacuated thus far from the fallen 'ortress of Dien Bien Phu. There still was no indication when nurse de Galard Terraube would come out. leadership again. The .Viet Nam One hundred and thirty casual- chief has been on the French Riviera for more than a month awaiting the outcome of the Geneva conference on Asia and negotiations for complete indepen- dence which his officials are car- rying on with the French at Paris. Although the period is extremely Western delegates were agreed critical, most of his Cabinet min- the chances for a settlement on I ister.s also are at Geneva, Paris Marie came either Indochina or Korea seemed slim. United States already has reached the conclusion the Com- munists are stalling while they pre- pare for a major offensive against Rachel today as she be-j the rich Red River delta in North a novice in the Roman; Indochina. The British have insist- Catholic order of the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament. Marie will be 20 Friday. She will remain a novice two years after which she will take vows oi poverty, chastity and obedience if she decides to gious life. continue the reli- WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair tonight and Tuesday. Some- what cooler tonight, continued cool Tuesday, Low tonight 48, high Tuesday 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 87; minimum, 51; noon, 85; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 89; minimum, 59; noon, 67; precipitation, .18; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp, 85 at p. m. Sunday. Low, 61 degrees at i. m. today. Noon >7, two broken layers of clouds at ,000 and feet, visibility over 15 miles, wind from the east at 18- miles-per-hour with gusts to 25, ba- rometer 29.96 steady, humidity 45 per cent or elsewhere outside the country. Several important decisions have not been carried out. Before Bao Dai left for France, ties a record number for one day arrived in Hanoi last night. They had been airlifted by heli- copters and light planes to Luang Prabang, the royal Laotian capi- tal, and flown the rest of the way in transport planes. The French command also an- nounced the Communist-led Viet- minh had agreed to release a grand total of 858 wounded, includ- ing all nationalities represented in Dien Bien Phu's defense contin- gent. The rebels previously had he signed decrees creating a war I said they would release 753. cabinet with wide powers and as- signed Premier Prince Buu Loc to draw up plans for a provisiona national assembly. The cabinet, ai its first meeting, ed, despite the dim outlook, that the talks should be continued until every possibility has been exhaust- mobilization of all ed. The French, for internal poll- j 21 and 25 for military service. tical reasons, have felt the West Due largely to sharp differences ordered tota! men between must avoid any appearance of be- ing too hasty about breaking off negotiations. between government officials, no steps have been taken yet to put these measures into effect. Billy Graham, left, 35-year-old American evangelist, chatted with Dr. Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, at the entrance to Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday. Graham, who has been preaching to unprecedented crotvds in his three- month English crusade, packed the stadium with people for the farewell meeting of his London crusade. (AP Wirephoto) A message from the Vietminh high command, received at French headquarters last night, promised to repair the main airstrip at Dien Bien Phu to make it usable for transport planes. The message asked the French to send army engineers and mine detectors to help remove mines irom the field. The message apparently replied to a French offer May 17 of aid m repairing the strip to speed the evacuation. French officers said the command had agreed to the rebel request. The Vietminh message turned down an offer of French planes to help evacuate rebei wounded. It also hotly protested the French bombing of the main road leading from Djen Bien Phu to the Red River delta. The French have charged the Vietminh are using the highway to rush guns and war materiel from the Dien Bien Phu area to ;he delta, another key target for rebel attackers. Postal Workers Group Holds Meeting Here The La Crosse branch of the ional Postal Transport Association met here Saturday night with about 22 members present for the busi- ness session and social hour. President Walter Lee, Onalaska, Vis., presided at the session. Two clerks, Peter Chose, La irosse, and Joseph Rivers, 60 W. Wabasha St., Winona, also attend- d.