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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Frost- Tonight; Warmer Wednesday Support Your Community Chest VOLUME 53, NO. 195 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 6, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Stron Can Avoid War Says Republican-Herald Wins Merit Award Republican-Herald today received an award of merit in the sixth annual local government news contest of the Inland Daily Press Association. Business Manager W. F. White received the certificate during a morning session at the La Salle Hotel from Dr. Ralph Nafziger, director of the University of Wisconsin school of journalism. The I Wisconsin school sponsors the con- I test. The Republican-Herald won sec- ,'ond place in class C (papers with circulations ranging from to Only four other Minnesota 1 newspapers were included among I the 25 that won awards. First place winner was the Ottawa, (111.) Daily j Republican-Times. 1 Week-day issues of three papers i published during March were sub- TODAY No Slump For U.S., Allies Told By STEWART ALSOP mitt-ed to the university for judg- ing on the basis of thoroughness and variety of local reporting of government affairs, including city. county and local state and federal WASHINGTON the last few I activities. The entries were also months, as has happened periodic- j ally since the war, there has been j Qf writinSi Rraphic devices and a rising under-current of nervous- headline display. ness about the national economic Most of the news of Winona city future. It is therefore interesting that our European allies have been officially assured that no really serious economic setback is ex- pected by the Eisenhower admin- istration. The Europeans have al- so- been assured that the Aminis- tration will take immediate and vigorous measures to deal with the threat of a depression, if such a threat develops. These assurances were convey- ed to the Europeans by Dr. Ga- briel Hauge, special economic ad- viser to President Eisenhower. The President sent Hauge to Europe to represent the United States at a recent meeting of the Organiza- tion for European Economic Co- operation. Hauge soon discovered that the Europeans are a good deal more worried about the danger of an than about the danger of Soviet aggression. Remember 1949 Dip This is natural enough. The Bri- tish remember all too vividly how a rather slight fall-off in the Amer- ican economy in 1949, which most Americans hardly noticed, came close to bankrupting Britain. The other Europeans are almost equal- ly aware of how disastrous an American depression would be to them. Thus Hauge found himself Ijeing treated as a sort of trans- oceanic oracle. Hauge was endlessly bombard- ed by three questions, which were repeatedly asked him in one form or another. These questions were: Is there going to be a depres- sion in the United States? Is administration economic policy increasing this danger? If a depression threatens, what does the Administration propose to do about it? In view of Hauge's position on the White House staff, what he had to say in answer to these ques- tions should interest Americans at least as much as the Europeans. According to reliable report, Hauge's answers necessarily somewhat hedged about, as in the case of all economic oracles may be listed about as follows: 1. At some point before the end of 1954, there is likely to be some sort of "readjustment" for which read a downward dip in the economy. This may be accompan- (Continued on Page 1, Column 4.) ALSOPS Enrolled At U of Wisconsin MADISON, Wis. Univer- sity of Wisconsin reported today an enrollment of 13.34G students for the fall semester. The total rep- resents an increase of 468 over last spring's registration but a de- crease of 225 compared with en- rollment a year ago. Of current enrollment, are undergraduates and special stu- dents and graduates or pro- fessional law and medicine stu- dents. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and colder with frost or freezing tem- peratures tonight. Wednesday fair with rising temperatures. Low to- night 34 in city, near 30 in coun- try. High Wednesday afternoon 6C. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 69; minimum, 42; noon, 51; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 67 at p.m. Mon- day, low 44 at a.m. today. Noon 50, an over- cast at feet with visibility at 15 miles plus. The wind is from the north northeast at 12 miles per hour, barometer at 30.34 and steady and the humidity is G2 per cent. government is written by City Edi- tor Adolph Bremer who has been covering sessions of the City Coun- cil since the fall of 1945. Eight members of the journalism staff acted as judges of the- five classes, but no over-all winner of the entire contest was named be- cause of the varying size, of the newspapers. Certificates for "distinguished achievement" were also presented to the St. Paul Pioneer Press for second place among papers with a circulation above and hon- orable mention in that category went to the Minneapolis Star and the Minneapolis Tribune (separate awards) and the Red Wing Daily Republican Eagle, an honorable mention in the to group. Honor Rasmussens The 1953 Minnesota award for distinguished service in journalism was today bestowed on an Austin, Minn., husband-wife publishing team which has worked together in the newspaper field for 34 years. They are Harry E. and Geraldine Rasmussen, publishers of the Aus- tin Daily Herald. Announcement of the selection was made today through the Inland Daily Press Assn. by Ralph D. Casey, director of. the University of Minnesota School of Journalism. Mr, and Mrs. Rasmussen re- ceived the award medallion and certificate at a Monday luncheon session of the association's annual j meeting in Chicago. Earlier, Byron C. Vedder, gen- eral manager of the Charnpaign- Urbana, 111. Courier, was elected president of the association. B. H. Ridder Jr., publisher of the Du- luth, Minn. Herald and News- Tribune, was named vice presi- dent. State Crime Agents To Be Alerted for Traffic Violators ST. PAUL Lfl Crime bureau chief John J. Tierney said today he will ask his agents to be alert I and make arrests for traffic law violations when they are on their j regular assignments. j tierney's instructions followed his pledge of cooperation in Gov Anderson's "slow down" campaign to reduce the mounting highway traffic death rate in Minnesota. Atty. Gen, Burnquist Monday clarified the powers of arrest by j crime bureau agents in a ruling to Gov. Anderson. Burnquist held the agents may make arrests as I part of their regular duties. I Mrs. Olga Pechukas, 52-year- old grandmother, sat in a Chi- cago police station Monday night after she was summoned into felony court on a charge of embezzling she told Assistant State's At- torney Abbey Blattberg she spent on good living and trips. Blattberg said Mrs. Pechukas told him she embezzled the money from the Credit Union of Chicago and North Western Railway employes during the 10 years she was Credit Union treasurer. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) KANSAS CITY (a A missing spokesman at the home of the wealthy parents of 6-year-old Bob- by Greenlease aroused more specu- lation today that a break might come any time now in the nine- day-old kidnaping case. The spokesman, Robert Ledter- man of Tulsa, hasn't been seen at the home of the 71-year-old father, Robert C. Greenlease, since early Sunday morning. Other associates of the family have met all queries about Ledterman with the state- ment that he was resting and couldn't be disturbed. Ledterman, because of his close ties with the family, frequently has been mentioned as a possible in- termediary. Stirring more mystery about the quiet efforts of the family to get their son back was a visit to the home Monday night by President Eisenhower's banker-brother. Arthur B. Eisenhower spent 15 minutes at the home. As he left he told newsmen he could give them no information. He declined to say whether Ledterman was in the house. Earlier in the day a nurse at the home said she hadn't seen Ledterman around today. Last weekt when Joseph Wil- liams, president of the Commerce Trust Co., visited, the home the father said he had made arrange- ments to get money day or night to meet ransom demands. Eisen- hower is executive vice president of the same bank. Greenlease, an automobile deal- er and distributor, has said he would give anything to get his son back. However, the family has de- nied published reports a S500.000 ransom had been demanded, e o Soldier Killed In Jackson Co. 10th'53 Fatality Driver Believed To Have Lost Control Of Car on Curve MERRILLAN, Wis. 25-year-old soldier who had come home to get his car, Monday night became Jackson County's 10th traf- fic fatality of the year. Dead is Robert Frank, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Frank of Mer- rilian, who died en route to a hos- pital here shortly before midnight Monday night. Frank had come home last weekend from Ft. Lewis, Wash, to pick up his car and planned to drive back to the base. He was at the Castle Grill, lo- cated on Highway 12 about three miles south of Merrillan during the early evening and left shortly after 11 p.m. The accident occurred only about a fourth of a mile south of town, when Frank apparently lost con- trol of the car while rounding a curve. This area has recently been re- surfaced and the highway has been built up several inches and a new shoulder added. Time of the accident was set at p.m., the time indicated by the watch Frank wore. The smash- ed car was discovered about five minutes later by a truck driver who notified Jackson County Cor- oner Sidney Jensen at Hixton. Jensen drove an ambulance to the scene where a number of cars had stopped. One of the cars was driven by Mrs. Joyce Fredericks, a nurses aid who was en route to Merrillan after completing a shift at the clinic in Black River Falls about 11 p.m. She rode in the ambulance with Frank as it proceeded toward Mer- rillan, but the youth died just as the ambulance reached the city limits. Death was attributed to a skull fracture. He also suffered severe head injuries and a broken In addition to Jensen, County Traffic Officers Ernest Burlingame and Guy Hobart and Sheriff Paul Cooper investigated the mishap. They said no inquest will be held. Funeral arrangements, in charge of the Jensen Funeral Home Hixton, are incomplete. The county total of 10 fatalities to date with almost three months remaining in the year, is only one below the high total of 11 traffic fatalities recorded in 1951. There were seven fatalities in 1952. Included in the total for the year have been three persons in the 20 to 30 age bracket. Frank was the second Merrillan person involved in a fatal accident. The other was 21-year-old Elaine Erickson, who was fatally injured in an accident on a county highway Sept. 1. Mankato Voters Elect New Mayor MANKATO, Minn. Mankato today elects a new mayor and de- termines whether the city should float two bond issues totaling nearly two million dollars. In the mayoral election, former Mayor E. A. Hodapp who held the office from 1949 through 1951 will oppose newcomer Robert Simonett. The proposed bond issues include one for the construction of a muni- cipal sewage disposal plant and the other for improvement and ex- tension of the city's storm sewers. Weeping Tug Captain Frank Becker turns his face from the burning excursion boat Put-In Bay, which he was ordered to burn near Detroit, Mich. The vessel was a sentimental favorite to thousands of its former Great Lakes passengers since 1911. She was burned to make easier the job of cutting her up fcr scrap. (AP Wirephoto) injunction Strike Six Officials Of Communist Party Arrested WASHINGTON Atty. Gen. Brown ell today announced a round- up of six additional officials of the Communist party. The arrests were made by FBI agents in Cleve- land, Lorain and Steubenville, Ohio and Newark, N. J. In addition, the announcement said a detainer had been placed against another party functionary now serving time in the Ohio State Penitentiary at Columbus for fic- titious car registration. All of those involved were des- cribed as now holding or having p iuifaiio held positions in the Communist longshoremen who "have party apparatus in the Midwest. ILA to -oin the AFL A number All were charged under the of longshoremen have ieft the ILA Smith Act with conspiracy to bolts which some iocais vocate the violent overthrow of the United States government. The new move represents a con- tinued effort to get into custody NEW YCPK court order today carried the promise of an immediate end ii a multimillion-dollar waterfront strike from Maine to Virginia, but it left unsettled issues carrying the threat of bloody dock warfare. Leaders of the International Longshoremen's Association complying with an injunction obtained under the Taft-Hartley law, ordered their men back to work aft-, er a five-day tieup which para-1 lyzed more than 100 vessels. The cost of the strike in New York was put at IVz millions. Even as President Eisenhower's first use of Taft-Hartley brought at least a temporary truce in the ILA's wage-contract dispute with employers, there were reports that j new work stoppages mieht result! from the ILA's fight with the AFL for control of waterfront labor. ILA officials said their members might refuse to work alongside '53 Wisconsin second-string leaders of party, for prosecution similar to that which resulted in prison sentences for the 11 top leaders of the party in 1949. To date, a total of 98 party of- ficials have been arrested or de- tained, beginning with the arrest of the 11 in 1948. The Justice Department named those taken into custody this morn- ing as: Joseph Brandt, 43, described as formerly organizational secretary of the party in Ohio, apprehended in two. The rivalry between the ILA and AFL has led to extraordinary po- lice precautions on the waterfront, invalid MADISON, Wis. Wiscon- sin Supreme Court ruled unani- mously today that the 1953 legisla- tive reapportionment act was not valid. The court ruled out the so-called Rogan Act which sought to re- Tells Women Peace Can Be Won by West President Guest Speaker at N.J. Church Convention ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. ident Eisenhower declared today that peace can be won "slowly and tortuously" but only if the western powers "build, main- tain and pay for" the military might that would secure them from an H-bomb attack. With Russia dedicated to "world Eisenhower said, the free world is "forced to concen- trate on building such stores armaments as can deter any at- tack against those who want to be free." The President pictured for a assembly the sud- den mass destruction which would accompany atomic war. "This horror must not ha said, adding: "This titantic force must be re- duced to the fruitful service of mankind. "If it is within the power of your leaders, with God's help, it will be done." Addresses Church Women Eisenhower flew to Atlantic City this morning to address the sixth national assembly of the United Church Women of the National Council of Churches of Christ. The country's firmness of faith and soundness of family life, he said, are the foundations on which its world leadership depend. "We must certainly make sure that all the world comprehends, in simplest terms, the paramount alternatives of our Eisen- hower declared, "The first of these alternatives is a wasteful and devastating con- test in the production of weapons of inconceivable power. "The other -alternative, is a world ever advancing in peace and prosperity through the cooperative effort of its nations and peoples." The first choice, the President said, will bring only "sudden and mass destruction, erasure of cities, windrows of unidentifiable dead, the possible doom of every nation and society." Rejecting any course pointed that way, Eisenhower said this country's goal must be the har- nessing where supremacy is often deter- j district the state Senate on a basis j benefit of all men. mined by brawn and brutality. j of 70 per cent population and 20 On the basis of a pessimistic re-! per cent area. Cites Horrors of War Eisenhower's discussion of the in Newark. David Katz. 40, described as Edward Weinfeld. law in that both provided addition- The judge Monday night ordered al assemblymen, including 24 in- former treasurer of the Commu- nist political association of Ohio, arrested in Cleveland driving his employer's bakery truck. Frieda Zucker Katz, 41, wife of David Katz, described as one-time organizational secretary for the party in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, taken into custody at her resi- dence in Cleveland. Lucille Bethencourt, 26, des- cribed as a leading participant in Communist activities in the Lorain ment rf Laj.e Clt boat harbor Ohio, area since 1949, arrested at proprietor on a first de_ Lorain. Elvador Claud Greenfield, 63, Arthur B. Eisenhower, executive vice presi- dent of the Kansas City Commerce Trust Co. vis- ited the home of Bobby Greenlease in Kansas City, Mo., kidnaped last week. Reporters are shown talking with Eisenhower as he left the house. He had no comment. He is the brother of President Eisenhower. Today a representative of the family reported that no word had been heard from the kidnapers. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) write-in candidate for governor of Ohio on the Communist ticket in 1952. The FBI said he was living under the name "E. Griene" at Cleveland when arrested. The agents reported that when taken into custody he carried two books: "Don't Get Caught" by M. E. Chaber and "Time to Kill" by J. M. Walsh, Joseph Michael Dougher, 56, also known as Joseph Michael Walsh, described as active in party af- fairs in Pennsylvania and Ohio and a one-time member of tire party's National Committee. He was apprehended at Steubenville, where the FBI said he was living under the name "Joe Walsh." The Ohio State Penitentiary hold order was placed against Frank Ha-shmall, 34, who appeared as a defense witness at the trial of the top Communist leaders in New York City in 1949. He was described as a former chairman of the Hamilton County, Ohio, chapter of the party. Train in St. Paul Kills Elderly Woman ST. PAUL UPI An unidentified woman, about 65, was killed today by a Soo Line passenger train port by a three-man fact-finding I The decision against the 1953 Of atomic war came just board which met in New York over law, which had been challenged .by j sjx (jays after ne told his news the weekend, Eisenhower Monday Secretary of State Fred R. Zim- j conference he planned to make a ordered the Justice Department to i merman, will result in Milwaukee j report on the new dangers seek a Taft-Hartley injunction. j and Dane County getting one addi- j confronting the free world since Asst. Atty. Gen. Warren Burger j tional senator each, as proposed i Russja demonstrated its ability to immediately flew to New York with j under a 1951 redistricting act. The off a hydrogen explosion, a petition ready for Federal Judge 11251 _act was The President stressed that "a- firm and just and durable peace" must come before atomic energy can be devoted to peaceful use. He added: "Such a peace, cannot be achieved suddenly by force, by edict or by treaty. It can come only slowly and tortuously. It will not be won by dark threats, or glittering slogans. It will be born only by courage, knowledge, pa- tience, leadership. "To strive faithfully for this as our science con- stantly develops new methods of mass upon us a host of intricate labors. "We and our friends in the free world must build, maintain and u- pay for a military might assuring gree assault with a deadly weapon, j tice who headed a redistnctmg us safety from attack." in connection with the shooting of j committee) Act for the period after j Tne President told the church a Rochester man, scheduled in the 1950 United Slates census and W0men that -in the terrifying na- Goodhue County District Court until the next federal enumeration, kedness o{ tne battlefield, the faith a 10-day halt in the strike to pre- vent "immediate and irreparable injury" to the national welfare. He set next Tuesday for a formal hear- ing, at which he is expected to extend his order to the full SO-day period, expiring Christmas Eve, permitted under Taft-Hartley, Arraignment of Harbor Owner RED WING, Minn. Arraign- stead of 20 for Milwaukee County, five instead of .two for Dane and one additional assemblyman from these counties: Brown, Rock, Wood, Outagamie and Eau Claire. The 1953 act sought to eliminate one Milwaukee County Senate seat and give it to Northern Wisconsin. In its decision, written by Jus- tice Brown, the court said of the law named after Sen. Paul Rogan one of the leaders in the area reapportionment fight: "We conclude that the power to rcdistrict, which had been exer- cised and exhausted by the pas- sage of the Rosenberry (named the former state chief jus- here Monday has been postponed i would not be restored by an amend- ment. .which was silent on the until later this month. A-Martin Hansen, 42, Lake City, I next apportionment but which is charged with shooting Verniel j left unchanged that portion of Ar- L. Kuhfuss, 26 Rochester, in the i tide Four of the state constitution right leg with'a shotgun Sept. 1 which did prescribe the date." Grand Jury to Probe Death of State Farmer right leg following an argument at Hansen's boat harbor. Kuhfuss was hospitalized at St. Mary's here following the shooting and underwent surgery. Hansen was arraigned in munic-1 DETROIT Minn. UP) ipal court at Red Wing on Sept. i Becker County grand jury will 2 and was bound over to Goodhue meet Oct 19 to'.investigate the County District Court after plead- j death flf strelau, 55, a Fra- Hansen'.s attorney, said Hansen will again j A "charge of manslaughter has plead not guilty when arraigned been brolfght against Pvt. Donald in district court later this month. Mm 2Q faHeman Minn in COD. Fotey said a jury trial of the case tte strelau Chlorophyll Interests The affair took place at Han- sen's boat harbor four miles north- j Archer-Daniels Sells west of Lake City, after Hansen had ordered Kuhfuss and his fam- ily to stop .swimming there and leave. Kuhfuss told law officers that Hansen blocked the exit from the harbor to the highway with his car so that Kuhfuss and his fam- ily could not leave. Kuhfuss said while trying to cross the W. 7th St. j he got out of his vehicle to protest, crossing in St. Paul on foot. I and was shot. Train crew members said the I Hansen later told law officers woman apparently failed to hear i he had meant to fire into the the train's warning. I ground just to "scare" Kuhfuss. MINNEAPOLIS Archer- Daniels-Midland Co. Minneapolis, today announced sale of its chloro- phyll interests to Keystone Chem- iirgic Corp., Bethlehem, Pa. Donald G, Carpenter, former manager of the Minneapolis firm's chlorophyll division, heads a new corporation formed under the Key- stone name to manufacture chloro- phyll. and the spirit of men are the keys to survival and victory." Eyes on Future "The present and the future de- mand men and women who are firm in their faith in our country and unswerving in their service to Eisenhower said. "I deeply believe that one of the supreme hopes for the world's des- tiny lies in the American commu- nity: Its moral values, its sense of order and decency, its cooper- ative spirit." State Must Pay Court Clerk Certain Fees ST. PAUL The state, and not the county, must pay a dis- trict court clerk any fees incident to foreclosures of an old age as- sistance lien, Atty. Gen. Burnquist ruled today. Urban J. Steinmann, Rice Coun- ty attorney at Faribault, risked for a legal opinion. "The lien being in favor of the said Burnquist, "it neces- sarily follows that the state must be named as a plaintiff in an ac- tion to enforce such lien. "When the property had been sold to satisfy the lien the costs and expenses incurred should first be deducted and the residue dis- persed as prescribed by law." ;