Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Colder Tonight, Rain or Snow by Thursday Night NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 306 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Cites Gains in rive on This Is The Minneapolis three-floor apartment house that went up in flames early this morning. One 16-month-old child was known to be dead and seven others were injured, two seriously. (UP Telephoto) TODAY Warning Short on Indochina By JOSEPH AUSOP SAIGON, Vice President Nixon passed this way, i he privately summed up the find- j ings of his very valuable journey j in four short and meaningful words: "Everything depends on Indochina." It is exhilarating and encourag- ing to join the superb expedition- ary corps in Indochina on opera- tions. It is fascinating and terri- fying to explore the military-po- litical system, so fantastic yet so brilliantly conceived and so ruth- lessly executed, of the Communist Child Dies, 7 Injured In Minneapolis Fire 9 State Deer Hunters Shot to Death in 5 Days By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS' The Minnesota deer season went into its fifth day today with nine: nimrods already shot to death, an average of more than two a day since the hunt started Satur- day. Latest victim was John Doty, 60, Deer River, who was found fatally wounded late Tuesday on a road 13 miles north of there. He died soon after admission to the Deer River hospital, where he was taken by members of his hunting party. His was the second death in 24 hours in the immediate Deer River area. An inquest is being held at Grand Rapids today into the fatal shooting of Loren McKenzie, 46, Northfield, who was felled late Monday, Two more hunters have died of j heart attacks, induced by exertion Jin the woods. Latest fatality'in this category was Frank Dachyk, I 48, Duluth, who collapsed Tuesday while hunting 30 miles north of that city. His body was discovered by a companion, John Fauvell, also of Duluth. A Mora, Minn, resident, hunting near Hinckley, suffered severe burns Tuesday when he was sur- rounded by a brush fire, Orelius Opposed Keeping White, J. Edgar Hoover States MINNEAPOLIS child was suffocated and seven other persons were treated for smoke inhalation, cuts and burns in a fast-moving fire which swept a three-story apartment house here early today to make an estimated 65 persons homeless. Heroic efforts by firemen in rescuing a score and leading many others through the smoke-filled halls were credited with holding down the toll of death and injuries. John McGregor, 28, taken down a ladder with his wife and four small said at General Hospital: "The flames were all over us when we woke up it was terri- Fairmont Lake Dragged in New Hartley Search ble." McBregor's wife, Dolores, 26, E. Martin; 33, climbed a tree but was seared about the arms and body as the flames leaped up the 8 feet to his perch. He was re- ported in good condition at a Mora hospital. 15 Killed in Crash of C1 19 37 Other Men Leap to Safety FT. BRAGG, N. C. A big Flying Boxcar hurtled to earth during a mass paratrooper drop here yesterday, killing 5 aboard and 10 floating from parachutes in its path. The plane apparently developed engine trouble during a drop of about paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division, The drop, a 32-transport training project, was part of a conference on joint airborne operations. The pilot, co-pilot and two other Air Force men rode the plane down along with a paratrooper trapped inside when a shove4 at- tached to his uniform hung at the jump door. Thirty-seven others jumped safely. The other victims had jumped I from companion planes in the FBI Not Party To Promotion, Director Says Brownell Insists Ex-President Knew White Was a Spy BULLETIN WASHINGTON in- vestigjtors introduced evidence today that former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder promoted Harold Glasier in 1944 after FBI reports had linked Glfsser with Harry Dex- ter White in Soviet espionage. By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Director J. Edgar Hoover's dramatic dis- closure that he opposed but bowed President Tru- man's decision to keep Harry Dex- ter White in government today fanned new political controversy on the spectacular case. In what for him was precedent- breaking testimony, Hoover told the Senate internal security sub- committee at a crowded, televised hearing yesterday that he advised against retaining White, who had been named in an FBI report as a spy suspect. The ruddy-faced FBI director said firmly he had never commit- ted his agency to any such ar- rangement, which he said would have been "inconceivable" for it and "not within.my purview." He I said FBI efforts to keep an eye .White were hampered after Truman let White's appointment as U.S. director of the Internation- al Monetary Fund go through Feb. 26, 1946. "At no time was the FBI a party to an agreement to promote Harry Dexter White and at no time did the FBI give its approval to such an Hoover de- clared. But he confirmed that Truman, as the former president had said, permitted White to transfer from the Treasury to the monetary fund post with the idea of continuing surveillance of him. Trumaa had not contended the FBI had ap-1 there all day, listening to the gov- proved this course. lernmenc press its case for the Hoover also said two Truman Ideath penalty for Hall and his al- Cabinet members involved did not I coholic lover, divorcee Bonnie President Sees Issue Solved by Next Election Points to Separated From Federal Service WASHINGTON Ei- senhower said today he hopes his administration's clean up in Wash- ington will eliminate the Commu- nist-in-government issue from next year's political campaign. The President told a news con- ference he has said his last word, at least for the time being, on the Harry Dexter White case. Then, in a generalization in re- ponse to questions, he said he does not believe Americans can afford to live in fear of each other for- ever. He said he cheerfully acknow- ledges the responsibility of the executive department to clean out lommum'sts from the government. Separated Progress along this line had been demonstrated by a recent report of the separation of persons from the federa! payroll for se- curity reasons, he added. Firmly, Eisenhower declared there is no one more active in opposition to Communism as an deology than he is. Whenever Communism presses in on us, he said he will be in the iront rank of those who are oppos- ing it. He said he hopes his adminis- .ration demonstrates by its actions that there need be no fear on the part of the American people that government service is weak in its vigilance against Communists. A reporter told Eisenhower that Leonard W. Hall, chairman of the Republican Committee, had said Communism in govern- ment would be one of the major issues in next year's campaign for control of Congress. Question Brings Laugh Eisenhower replied that by that time he hopes the whole Communist in government, will be a matter only of history and recollection. Another reporter asked whether :he President meant to say that he did not think congressional com- sT-year-old'wastre'C I mitlees should continue their, in- 1 vestigation.s along this line. The President laughed. Re- porters, he commented, are always trying to get him to say something about Congress. He said he acknowledges that Congress has the right to go ahead and do as it sees fit because that's the constitutional privilege of Con- gress. Eisenhower said he might have Chairman William Jenner left, of the Senate internal security subcommittee, talks with Attorney General J. Herbert Brownell, center, and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, at the end of a closed meeting of the subcommittee in Washington. Hoover testified that he told Tom Clark, then attorney general, on Feb. 21, 1946, it would be "unwise" to let Harry Dexter White remain in government. (AP Wirepholo) Prosecution May Complete Kidnap Case by Nightfall KANSAS CITY government expects' to wrap up Its death demand today for the kidnap-killing of 6-year-old Bobby Greenlease, whose mother confronted them in federal court with the, lie they told to get in ransom. In an unfaltering voice, she testified late yesterday that Carl Austin son was alive even though he had been slain soon after his kidnaping. Her multimillionaire husband, Robert C. Greenlease, sat only a lew feet from Hall. The 71-year-old automobile dealer Watched her closely as she talked. He had been Deer Season Delayed Week in Wisconsin MADISON Kohler sign- favor keeping White in govern- in critical condition at Gen- flight and were hit as the crippled e Senate inquiry continued to- eral hospital with severe cuts from plane descended. Atty. Gen. Brownell, who pre- FAIRMONT, sheriff's report smashing s window and burns i One of the crash survivors, Sgt. I ceded Hoover as a witness yester- Minn. deputy i about her body. Also treated for j l.C. Hubert Sluss of art that he struck i inhalation were their chil- said two "sticks" of snmpthin? likp in arm indpr thp dl'Cn> Sharon' 5- Michael, 4, Susan, j were waiti something like an arm under the and L hu Bristol, Va., 19 men each ting to bail out when "the Lake. About 50 carloads of onlookers out to Set a hjsfVivp Ihd the dragging operations.: was mnrp than nrdinni-u Iand the alarm sounded. plane hit something that sounded water" Tuesday spurreo on drag- j The dead jnfant 15.month.old j like two automobiles hitting. I hollered for the guys to jump but some of them just seemed to stand there." Sluss, a "pusher" whose job is to see that the men jump on sig- nal, said the plane "started to weave and equipment was thrown into the aisle. The men were stumbling over that trying to get out. A couple of the boys fell down and we threw them out." He estimated that the plane was cleared, except for the crew and 5, La Crosse, Wis.. ing since Oct. 24. Fairmont is about 150 miles west of La Crosse. William Klusendorf told author- ities the pole he used to probe the lake bottom "came into contact with something like I never felt before. I thought I might have touched an Klusendorf said. The deputy was planning the best way to get hold of the object, when a companion in his boat dropped a heavy grappling hook, the smoke. Carl 0. Carlson. enemy here in Indochina. But the operations today in Clear Cindy, daughter of Mrs. Es- right way for Americans to begin Lake. ther Ainsleigh who; said she had to make sense about Indochina is to ponder Vice President Nixon's j four words. I When the Vice-President said everything depended on Indochina, j he had in mind all that he had j learned in Malaya and Siam and Indonesia and elsewhere on his travels. Everywhere Nixon went, he heard the same story. If this weak spot in the dyke he-re in In- dochina should ever give way, nothing on earth would stop the tide of Communism in Asia. Stakes High The enormity of the stakes on the table here is the first point we at home have to grasp. The second point to understand is that the danger in Indochina has been greatly increased by American action. The French expeditionary corps and the new Viet Namese army undoubtedly owe a very great ed to The deputy also said he dragged an object resembling a billfold to within eight inches of the surface before his hook lost it and it drop- naj UCtll inUIfdbL'U LU tL- L the tune of nearlv S400.0CG 000 But oouom, as a practical matter, this increase I Search wss after ia fisherman, reported finding a (Continued on Page 12, Column of hair containing several Fire- in'terest "fn ime" broke in tne door of her theorizing there might be a link i 'apartment to rescue another daugh- the disappearance of Evelvn I !er; Ainsleigh, 5, but over- -r--' in the thick 18, another ten- ant was in critical condition at General. Fire was breaking through the roof of the 60-year-old structure at 734-3G 16th St. E. when first appa- ralus arrived at a.m. as she told of her first talk over the telephone with the kidnaper last said any "reasonable man" would have to conclude that Tru- man knew White was a spy when he appointed him. Brownell said, rather, that Tru- man was guilty of "blindness" and "laxity" toward Communists in government. It was Brownell who first made the accusations against Truman in a speech Nov. 6. In Kansas City, shrugged this off with' the com- ment, "Why waste Truman said he had watched Brownell's testimony on TV but not Hoover s. He added of the FBI] director: "I'm sure he told the truth." Brown Heady. Both have pleaded an order today delaying the guilty. opening of the deer hunting sea- personal opinions about the mat- ter, but he found no reason to publicize them except when he felt At times his jaw tightened. His-1 son until Saturday, Nov. 28, be- i that the wcirare of the country was teeth clenched And occasionally he I cause of forest fire hazards. The! imminently involved and then he would study Hall, who served in season will run through Dec. 4, Wml1.i would study Hall, who served in World War II as a Marine only to Regardless of weather at that come back to a life of crime. Be-1 time, the governor said, the season side him sat Robert Ledterman of I will begin on Nov. 28 instead of this Tulsa, Okla., his business associ-1 Saturday, as planned previously. would speak out. He added, however, that he sin- cerely trusts that the need for in- vestigations of Communists in gov- ernment will be eliminated. ate, who had acted as an inter-j Under" existing conditions, A reporter cited (he statement mediary. I ler added, if high wind develops, former President Truman, in reply Mrs. Greenlease's voice was firm jsmaU fires could become major i to charges made by Atty. Gen. conflagrations that would result in the White case that a catastrophe. Delaying the season Oct. 4, six after her boy's a week even if rain comes would abduction appreciably diminish the hazarc Truman A Jederal jmTi chargeci j because of longer cool nights and with determining whether Hall and i the trapped paratrooper, within! one minute after the plane something." hit Miss Fanny White, 70, a sister Dexter White, said in (Continued on Page 10, Column 3) HOOVER ALSOPS Women Beaten to Death in Dolufh DULUTH, Minn. The body of a woman, whom authorities say was "bludgeoned to death." wa.s found in an alley here early today. The woman's face was battered beyond recognition and no im- mediate identification could be made. Police say the death occurred sometime between Tuesday night and this morning. The woman's body was apparently dragged 20 yards down First Alley, near Sec- ond Ave. E. hundred strands and a bobby -pin in the lake Saturday. Sheriff William Musegades or- dered the lake dragged Tuesday and grappling hooks were dropped from two boats from about 2 p.m. until S p.m. A concrete block with about feet of baling wire and a swimmer's nose plug were found, but there was no trace of a body. Sheriff Musegades said the block was heavy enough to have held down a body. However, he said following the dragging he doubted there was one in the lake. He plans to let the water clear until later today, then pick up the search again. The lake is only about five feet deep where the hair find was reported. Fred Virgens, 68, said he snag- j ged the bobby pin and hair last Saturday while he and his wife were fishing. I Fifteen Men Were Killed Tuesday during a parachute training operation when a crippled C119 Flying Boxcar crashed in the woods on an Army reservation near Fort Bragg, N. C. The huge plane cut a deadly swath through a cloud of men dangling helplessly from parachutes. Ten men were killed in the air. The other vic- tims rode the plane down. Shown above is a portion of the plane that was scattered over a wide area. (UP Telephoto) "I said, 'This is Mrs. Greenlease. We are willing and ready to pay the money, but first I must know that my son is alive and well.' He said, 'I can assure you your son is alive and well.' "He said, 'The request Mr. Led- terman made to have you speak to your son, we could not carry out We were afraid to take him to a telephone.' I said, 'Well, would you ask him two questions for and he said, 'Yes.' "I asked him to ask Bobby the name of the driver of our automo- bile in Europe this summer and I asked him to ask Bobby what he built in his play room the night, the last night that he was home. "I said, 'I am asking you to ask Bobby these questions because there are other people claiming to liave Bobby. If you can give me these answers, we will know you are the people who have him and that he is alive.' Mrs. Greenlease said the kidnap- er promised to call her back within an hour and did phone her about the same morning and told her: 'I phoned them but Bobby wouldn't talk. He just dummied up.' Mrs. Greenlease said that on her second conversation with the kid- naper he told her he could assure her Bobby "was alive because he saw him that afternoon and "he says his parrot whistles." "Lady, he is driving us she quoted the kidnaper as saying. "We have earned this money." Mrs. Greenlease told the jury she had two other telephone conversa- tions with the kidnaper and each time Hall assured her the boy was alive and well. j Conservation Department Direc tor Ernest Swift who advised that conditions in the tinder-dry forests make postponement desirable. Debby Dains, 4, chosen 1954 March of Dimes poster boy, turns pages in-comic book dur- ing one of his rare visits to his home in Gooding, Idaho. Stick- en with polio at the age of four months, he has spent most of his life in Idaho hospitals. (AP Wirephoto) the Eisenhower administration had embraced "McCarthyism." Judgment of Reporter Flushing, the President replied abruptly that he was ready to take the judgment of the assembled re- porters on that matter. He swung his glasses and bit off his words in such a .staccato way that sev- eral reporters asked him to re- peat them. The President repeated that he was ready to take the judgment of this body (the reporters) on that. Eisenhower went on to say he did not like the word "McCarthy- ism" and was not sure what the term implied. Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) has pushed the Communist in govern- ment issue. Truman, in his speech, said he was not referring to the Wisconsin senator when speaking of "Mc- McCarthy wax important only as his name had taken on a dictionary meaning. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and cloudiness and a little colder to- night. Thursday mostly cloudy and colder. Some rain or snow likely .n afternoon or evening. Low to- night 42, high Thursday 50. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 73; minimum, 41; noon, 67; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow st AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) High temperature last 24 hours was 71 at p.m. Tuesday, low, 57 at a.m. today. Noon 63.' There was an overcast at feet. 12 miles and the wind was rom the south, southeast at eight miles an hour. The barometer was at 29.81 and was unsteady. Hu- midity 55 per cent.