Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair Tonight And Sunday, Continued Mild Good Schools Are YOUR Responsibility NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 303 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 14, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES Kerwin M. Dyer, Los Angeles, weeps as he holds the hand of a pedestrian whom his auto struck at a street intersection Friday. The pedestrian, E. J. David, 68, copy reader on the Los Angeles Examiner, suffered a broken leg. His wife, struck at the same time, received a broken arm. (AP Photo) Hot Battle Seen Over Civil Rights By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Cooper (R-Ky) said today the Republicans should try to pass civil rights legislation when Congress meets again, but Sen. Ellender (D-La) said that would start "a battle royal" in the Senate. Cooper said in an interview he believes the Republican's record in Congress will be decisive in the 1954 elections for 25 Senate seats TODAY Salute to French in Indochina By JOSEPH ALSOP BAK NINH, INDOCHINA The command post here at Bak Ninh is a fortified monastery perched, like a medieval castle on a lonely crag whence one surveys a dreaming green-blue- golden landscape of rice fields, tree embowered villages and distant, menacing mountains. Through all this beauty, invisible, endlessly disputed, runs the fron- tier between the free world and the Communist advance in Asia. Foreign Legion battalions guard the marches at this point. Within the fortress, the magnificent troops of the legion meticulously perform the customary rituals of the legion's life. The splendid uniforms of the sentries, the legionary songs by night, the elaborate rites of the officers mess, the haunting sounds of the reveille and the retreat as it were, all the eagles and the trumpets are rather too much in evidence. One feels at first that nature has gone rather too far in imitating art and choosing the art of Hollywood for imitation. Back From Raid Yet it does not take too-long to learn the romantic surface of the fortress of Bak Ninh conceals a thoroughly businesslike point. I got some inkling of the point last night, when I got back from a raid into Viet Minh territory in a neighbor- and all 435 House seats. The Ken- tucky senator may be opposed for re-election by Alben W. Barkley, Democrat and former vice presi- dent. Cooper said he doesn't believe such issues as the farm problem, budget balancing and tax revisions can be solved by any "quick and magic methods." But he said he doesn't think the Republicans ought to dodge any problems they promised to try to solve. The civil rights plank of the 1952 White Report Demanded From J. Edgar Hoover Rep. Walter Wants Top G-Man to Appear Before Committee By ED CREAGH and WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON. Wl The top Democrat on the House Un- American .Activities Committee has demanded that J. Edgar Hoover, FBI chief, tell all he knows about the Harry Dexter White case. "Everybody who had any con- tact with it ought to tell everything he or she said Rep. Walter of Pennsylvania in calling for Hoover's appearance before the Senate internal security subcom- mittee, Walter, in an interview last night said that so far as he knows Atty. Gen. Brownell is the only person close to the case to call White a Communist spy. Brownell touched off the far-reaching uproar in a speech at Chicago Nov. 6, when he said former President Truman gave White a better government job in 1948 despite FBI reports that White was a Communist spy. "He must have made that state- ment on the basis of information we've never Walter said. "We and the American people are entitled to have that information." Walter said the House Un- American Activities Committee, of which he is the ranking Demo- crat, should bow out of the White inquiry. But he said there should be a full airing, presumably by the Senate internal security sub- committee, with Hoover, Brownell, Truman and others invited to ap- pear. Walter said he had been reliably informed that Truman, Hoover, then Secretary of the Treasury Vinson and then Atty. Gen. Clark decided in 1946 to promote White "and then keep him under sur- veillance." But Sen. Jenner chair- man of the Senate internal security enseo ontinent States GOP platform pledged "legislation subcommittee quickly issued f statement challenging this. Jenner said Hoover is "too security con- scious" to any agreement permitting subversives to remain in government service. The senator declared he would ask Brownell about this point at a closed session of his committee Tuesday. Brownell, who also has accepted an invitation to appear before the House group, is under- stood to be readying a "compre- hensive statement" for the Jenner committee's executive session at 2 p. m. (EST) Tuesday. The chairman said last night a public session a half-hour later will be radio-broadcast and televised. Chanute Airmen Waive Hearing 1952 campaign after criticizing! MADISON _Two Chanute Democratic presidential nominee Field airraen charged with kidnap- Adlai E. Stevenson for endorsing sergeant and forcing him to former President Truman's civil from the rights program. to further just and equitable treat- ment in the area of discriminatory employment practices." "I think we should make an hon- est effort to pass some civil rights he .said. "It is better to make a fight on civil rights and not just say that no bill can pass because of a filibuster and give up on the issue." Ellender said in a separate inter- view he feels the Republicans will be getting off on the wrong foot if they try to bring a compulsory Fair Employment Practices Com- mission (FEPC) bill before the Senate. In the past he has spoken for days against such measures. "If they begin debate on the civil rights issue, the Senate may be in session for a long time and may accomplish little or El- lender said. The Louisiana senator sat out the Truman to Give Report on White Case Monday Night NEW YORK Iff) Former Presidint Truman said today he will make an "all-out b.-oad- cast" Monday night from Kan- sas City on the Harry Dexter White case. The broadcast will "tell all the Truman told news- men in the lobby of the Waldorf Towers as he prepared to leave to board a train for his home in Independence, Mo. Truman earlier told newsmen it was possible he transferred White from the Treasury De- partment to the International Monetary Fund to give the FBI a chance to watch him. Prince Charles Has Lonely LONDON Prince Charles, chubby-faced heir to Britain's throne, had his fifth birthday to- a party, without a birthday cake and without parents to wish him happy returns. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of so far have spent only one birthday with their son- were set to have a happy family time together this time but sud- denly changed their plans. They decided instead to spend a quiet weekend at their country ing sector. The raid had been a disap- pointing business. Our battalions had successfully located an import- ant regular battalion of the Viet base I to Wisconsin waived preliminary "The people want action now and j hearing in U. S. District Court Fri-1 not Ellender declared. "The Republican party had better get busy and clear its decks for some 'constructive work on major problems instead of talking about civil rights and Communist activ- ity of years ago." Ellender has been critical of Atty. Gen. Brownell's charges that White Minn army in the straggling vil- Truman promoted Harry Dexter lage of My Thai. From the squad-1 white in government service in ron or tanks on which I hitched after tne FBI ride, we could see hundreds of the as a spy for Communists, enemy streaming out of one end of the village as our infantry went in at the other end. The tanks and the artillery had a fair shoot, but the widely dispersed, rapidly mov- ing enemy force was not a very satisfactory target. It would have been a regular Hungarian battle if the French command here had only possessed enough transport aircraft to drop a couple of companies of their ad- mirable paratroopers, in order to stop the hole through which the enemy escaped. But this war is full of such "if's." As it was, the Viet Minh battalion invisibly redeployed through a bamboo jun- gle on the flank, and they had a pretty fair shoot too, with their mortars and light weapons, when our withdrawal started. Because of this, and even more because of the mines and traps that the Viet Minh forces use we had too many casualties to make the operation a real success. Ceremonial Toast It seemed impossibly far from the precarious ride on a tank un- der fire to the lighted officers' mess, in the Bak Ninh fortress, where the evening meal began with (Continued on Page 6, Column 7) ALSOPS Has Unique Alibi ST. PAUL suspect in a robbery displayed a handful of cig- arette butts as his alibi. "If I had any money do you think I'd be smoking he asked police. day. Corydon Umber, 18, of Lion Mountain N. Y., and Carl Lain- hart, 19, of Miami, Ohio, were ar- rested Thursday when Sgt. Joseph Dragony, 33, of Chanute Field, was able to call for help. The two told Federal Judge Pat- rick Stone that they were tired of life in the Air Force, but didn't know they were breaking a federal law in forcing Dragony to accom- pany them. Prince Charles estate at Sandringham, resting be- fore the start Nov. 23 of their grueling six-month tour to Aus- tralia and New Zealand. There was a small tea party at the lodge it wasn't the real thing. That will have to wait until Monday when the Queen and the Duke return. Charles had a few presents to open this morning but most of them have been held up until Mon- day. Tops among them; undoubted- ly will be a little boy's dream automobile from his parents. It's a spanking red limousine with an electric motor and all the controls of a real auto. It was specially built to the Duke's spe- cifications. President Eisenhower reviewed a tri-service Guard of Honor at the Peace Tower in Ottawa today before entering the Parliament building to address senators and commons members in the Commons Chamber. (UP Telephoto) Boy, 17, Admits Slaying 3 in Range Town Near Duluth FLOODWOOD, Minn. 17-year-old boy drove into Floodwood early today and confessed he had slain the couple who had given him foster home care for the last five years and an 18-year-old boy who also had shared the home. Killed at their home in the Cedar Valley community nine miles north of here were George Snyder, 61, his wife, 56, and Richard DeMars, a ward of the state who was being cared for by the DeMars. j Village Marshal Francis T. Hokkanen said Ed Godfrey, 17, like DeMars a "ware of the state, had appeared at about a.m. at the home of Leonard Snyder, son of Two Spring Lake Park, Minn., children, Charles Rassler, one year old, and his brother LeRoy, 4 years old, died when fire swept their home Friday, while their mother took an older sister to school. General view of the home shows the body of Charles in front of the damaged house. (UP Telephoto) Hopes Revived For Settlement In Korean War PANMUNJOM m Allied and Communist diplomats today pumped new life into dwindling hopes for a Korean peace settle- ment with agreement on an agenda for preliminary talks to arrange a political conference. Top-level negotiators reconvened after a week-long recess and ap- proved an agenda drafted by staff advisers in six secret sessions. The agreement provides for si- multaneous discussion of a time and place for the peace conference and of nations which will attend. Communist insistence on deciding the composition first had dead- locked the preliminary talks for three weeks. Approval of the agenda will get the stalled preliminary talks under way but U. S. envoy Arthur Dean told newsmen: "This is just the key that opens the door. The real hard work is just commencing." Meanwhile non-Communist mem- jbers of the Korean Repatriation Commission were increasingly pes- j simistic over the future of Red in- terviews with Chinese and Korean War prisoners who have refused to go home. Explanations have been canceled nine straight days because of Com- munist demands to interview pris- oners called up but not interviewed Nov. 5. Armiri Daeniker, Swiss member of the commission, said Saturday the future of the explanation pro- gram doesn't "look very good." The agenda for the preliminary political talks closely parallels a plan proposed first by envoy Dean Oct. 31. At that time Red negotia- tors called it "sleight of hand" and "absolutely unacceptable." Dean said after Saturday's meet- iag that he always has been opti- mistic about chances for a Korean peace conference "and I am even more optimistic now." Dean and the Communist nego- tiators will meet again Monday to iron out working plans for subcom- mittee discussions. The top U. N. negotiator said he probably would sit on one of the subcommittees himself. Language of GIs Will Be Edited HOLLYWOOD (Si The words and "hell" will be with- drawn' from the movie, "Cease made by real soldiers in Korea. Producer Hal Wallis said yester- day that more delicate words will be substituted in the script as a result of the refusal of the Motion Picture Association of America to give the picture its seal vof ap- proval. Mr. and Mrs. George Snyder, and confessed he killed the three with a 30-30 rifle. Leonard Snyder call- ed Hokkanen who took young God- frey to the village jail. Taken to Duluth At the jail the boy immediately fell into a deep sleep. There was no immediate explanation of the shooting. The boy later was taken to Dul- uth by Sheriff Sam Owens. In Duluth Sheriff Owens quoted the boy as saying he could not remember anything about the shooting. "As far as Ve can tell right Owens.added, "it was a senseless, tragic killing. The boy said he had no quarrels with the old folks and that the DeMars boy had been his best friend." The sheriff said he was told God- frey was found in the kitchen after the shooting, slamming his rifle on the floor and screaming, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry." He said he also learned that God- frey had stayed up some time after others in the house retired, pacing up and down in the kitchen, and that Mrs. Snyder had told him to go to bed "because you are keeping us awake." The marshal said this is ap-1 parently what happened at the Snyder home: DeMars, Godfrey and Ernest Olbekson, 15, Floodwood, the Sny- ders' grandson, were sleeping to- gether in one bed. They planned to go deer hunting today. Jean Stipes, 15, Duluth, a visitor, was sleeping with Mrs. Snyder in _ another bedroom. Snyder w a s I TQ Same _ ._ 'fkA Uin'nrt i v Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower celebrated her 57th birthday in Canada today the same day Princs Charles of Great Britain celebrated his fifth. This is the third birthday Mrs. Eisenhower has been away from home. A year ago she was in Georgia, the year before in Paris. It looks as though unless she puts her foot down and. tells her husband "no more trips" she may never get to play "Happy Birthday" to herself on the White House organ. (UP Telephoto) sleeping on a cot in the living The shooting took place about 3 a.m. Home From Hospital DeMars was killed first with a single shot in the chest. Snyder was shot twice as he lay on his cot, a second shot being used ap- parently when he tried to rise. Mrs. Snyder was hit as she came out of her bedroom. After the shooting, Godfrey took Miss Stipes and the Olbekson boy with him and drove to Floodwood. RACINE, Wis. Tragedy re- turned to the corner of 8th St. and Grand Ave., Friday night to claim the life of a second member of the same family. Mrs. Pagona Kottis, 67, was kill- ed when struck by a car as she stepped from the curb. Her husband, Steven, 59, was killed and she was injured when they were struck by a car at the same intersection Nov. 22, 1941. Mrs. Kottis' right, arm was ampu- fells Canadians Foreign Pledges Won't Be Hurt Warns Canadians Communist Threat To New World Grave By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH OTTAWA President Eisen- hower declared today Canada and the United States "can and will" work out a defense against any urprise atomic attack while still maintaining their commitments in ither parts of the world. Addressing a joint session of the Canadian Parliament, Eisenhower aid the Russians have adopted a truculent tone and United States- Canadian security plans "must low take into account Soviet abil- ty to employ atomic attack on orth America." In his speech, prepared for de-. ivery as the highlight of his good neighbor visit to Canada, the U.S. 'resident declared: shall achieve the defense of our continent without whittling our pledges to Western Europe or 'orgetting our friends in the Pa- cific. "The bankruptcy of armament races and the suicide of nuclear he continued somberly, are the only alternatives to "an inter- national will to cast out the bomb and gun as arbiters." Sees Red Threat Asserting "the threat of Com- munist purpose still Eisen- hower described Russia's recent rejection of the Western Powers' bid to a foreign ministers' confer- ence on Germany and Austria as "truculent, not to say arrogant in tone." "Our security plans must now take into account Soviet ability to employ atomic attack on North America, as well as on countries, friendly to us, lying nearer to the U. S. S. R. Their atomic stockpile will, of course, increase in size, and means of delivery will improve as time goes on." Eisenhower's historic address was telecast by the Canadian Broadcasting the first ;elevision broadcast from the House of Commons chamber. It also was scheduled on nation- wide radio networks in the United States and Canada. Before Eisenhower spoke, Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent of Can- ada said in introducing him: "We would like you to know that we are grateful for the leadership your nation is providing in the common effort of free men and women to make our world a safer and better place for future gene- rations." St. Laurent said U. S. example, as a member of the United Nations n "vigorous and immediate re- sistance to wanton aggression has revived the hopes of anxious peo- )le that, through collective action, nternational peace may be se- cured and maintained." Need for More Trade Eisenhower talked also of a need 'or expansion of international trade and for joint XJ.S.-Canadian action on construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway. But his emphasis on the danger :o the security of the two coun- iries and on the need for enduring peace overshadowed other sub- jects. "Canada and the United ae said, "are equal partners and neither dares to waste time. There is a time to be alert and a time i rest. days demand ceaseless vigilance. We must be ready and prepared. The threat is present.'" He said U.S. Canadian Joint Board on Permanent Defense has ,'itn him and drove to riuoawouu. Mrs. K.OIUS' ngni.arm was Bodies of the victims were taken tated below the shoulder because worked ass duously and effective. __ i _i. i_ iv on mutual uroDiems anu niar. to a mortuary in Cloquet. The DeMars boy had recently j mishap, returned home from a hospital after recovering from an attack of polio. of injuries she received in the first Floodwood is about 50 miles northwest of Duluth. Legion Uses Farm To Pay Mortgage MINNEOTA, Minn. pay off a building mortage by going into the farming business? The American Legion Post No, 199 of Minneota is trying just that. A committee has leased a quarter section of land near the town on a share basis and work is already in progress to prepare the farm for 1954 planting. Already 110 acres have been plowed. Operation of the farm during the growing season will be on the basis of contributed labor and equip- ment from legionnaires and friends. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Sunday. Continued mild temperature. Low tonight 42, high Sunday 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 66; minimum, 50; noon, 58; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 64 at p. m. Fri- day, low, 46 degrees at a. m. today. Noon readings temp. 60, skies clear with visibility of 15 miles, the wind is calm, barometer at 30.03 steady and the humidity is 49 per cent. ly" on mutual problems and that "now is the time for action on all agreed measures." He did not specify those meas- ures. Joint continental defense plans include, for example, a ra- dar system, with more stations to the south to track planes after the outer screen has picked them up. The President emphasized that steps to defend North America are but one part of the world-wide se- curity program. "The North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization, for example, is an es- sential defense -for Ottawa, for Washington, and for our neighbors to the south, as well as for com- munities thousands'of miles to the eastward. in the consultations and the detailed studies which must continue, and in the defenses which we have already mounted, is the need for world-wide vigi- lance and strength. But the pur- pose is defense. We have no other aim."