Donald W Novacek Listed as "Dead"
March of Events In News and Pictures M Green County's Home Newspaper FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR—ESTABLISHED 1898 MONROE, GREEN COUNTY. WIS., MONDAY/FEBRUARY 15. 1954 PRICE FIVE CENTS NEW COUNTY JUDGE—Green County's new judge, Marshall L. Peterson, was sworn in this morning by County Clerk Wilma I. Lengacher. Judge Peterson is seated at the bench in the court chambers. He served a previous term from 1938 to 1942 inclusive inclusive and was appointed again to .replace Harold J. Lamboley after Lamboley's resignation. (Times staff photo) Von Klein's Solo To Top Program Orchestra Event Set Wednesday Several difficult concert orchestra orchestra arrangements will highlight the annual midwinter high school orchestra orchestra concert to be presented in the high school auditorium Wednesday Wednesday night at 8 p. m. "Le Tambourin." a French Dance, will begin the program following following the National Anthem. The orchestra will play "In Apollo's Temple," "Air de Ballet" and "Caches dans cet asile," an alto clarinet solo by Katherine McGuire. McGuire. "Through the Years," a symphonic symphonic adaptation by Edward Heyman Heyman and Vincent Youmans, will climax the first half of the program. program. "Pizzicato Caprine," a novelty, should begin the second portion of the program in a gay mood, followed followed by "Cujus' Animam," "La Cumparsita." "Hamabdil" and "Intermezzo Orientale." Expected to be a high point in the program is the "Hamabdil" string bass solo arranged for solo Instrument with orchestral accompaniment. accompaniment. Gerald Von Klein, a 1938 graduate graduate of Monroe high school and music music director at South Wayne, will play the solo accompanied by Miss Joyce Babler. Von Klein headed the Sousaphone section of the senior band while at Monroe and was a winner of many first division ratings at district, state and national music festivals. He placed first in a national music contest at Minneapolis in 1938 and was judged "excellent by William Bell, the world's foremost foremost bass authority, Allan F. Barnard, Barnard, director of Wednesday's concert, concert, reports. The orchestration of the solo was not available in this country and it was necessary to send to England, England, Barnard said. Orchestra commentaries at the event will be given by Diane Snyder Snyder Carol Galli, John Darling, Joyce Babler, Sondra Simpson, Jane Ruf, Rose Marie Milz, Karen Kindschi, Kay Berndt. Suzanne Kingston, Judith Nelson, Gladys Due, Marilyn Miller, Ardath Ardath Orians, Nathan Andereck, Mary Anderson and Daphne Stas- Council Expects Extra Attendance With Jail Question Monroe's City Council may get questioned from every angle tomorrow tomorrow night when the County Board asks a change in the ordinance ordinance to allow construction of the proposed new jail at the county shop site. First Ward residents are expected expected to attend the session to show their opposition: to such a move. Others may appear who are opposed to construction of a new iail any place in the city. In a letter to The Evening Times today, Robert L. Rote, Monroe contractor and architect, architect, said that "the alterations ss outlined (as necessary in the present jail) seem to be very minor and not such as would precipitate the new jail f e v e r which has apparently developed." developed." Rote pointed to the six changes listed tn County Board proceedings proceedings that would have to be done. They included: 1. Put a fire escape up to the second floor. 2. From now on only one person person can be housed on the second floor at one time. 3 The boiler room must be fireproofed and fire doors put on the boilers. 4. All electrical wiring must be checked and repaired wit h a possibility of bavin* to rewire completely. ...... 5. The plumbing is in bad shape. . 6 There is an inch opening around the fire door and cold air is leaking through, wasting a lot of heat. Judge Peterson Honored by Bar Upon Taking Oath Green County's new judge, Marshall L. Peterson, took his . oath of office this morning during during impressive ceremonies at the courthouse. Most members of the Green County Bar Association, Clarence Clarence W. Loveland, chairman of the County Board, several elected elected officials and representatives of the county sheriff's department, department, were present at the event. Peterson, who served one term as county judge in the county from 1938 to 1942 inclusive, inclusive, took the place of Harold J. Lamboley who resigned to devote his entire time to the post of chief advocate of the national Knights of Columbus in New Haven,- Conn. 'I pledge to the attorneys and to the public the utmost cooperation cooperation that I can extend," Peterson said after taking the oath from Wilma Lengacher, county clerk. "A judge can serve the people of the county only with the full cooperation of the attorneys attorneys and confidence in the County Bar Association was one factor that influenced me to seek the position again," he said. Roger L. Elmer, president of the bar association, read a greeting greeting from Gov. Kohler to open the ceremonies. Loveland extended the cooperation cooperation of the County Board to the new judge. "I hope we can continue to cooperate cooperate and improve," he said. Kenneth Kundert Named Life Scout The Life Scout award was presented presented for the first time in the history history of Monticello scouting to Kenneth Kenneth Kundert, during the annual banquet and court of honor, held last night in the parish house in Monticello, for Boy Scout Troop 106. The troop charge charter was presented by Harry Miller of the Freeport office to William Elliot, commander of American Legion post 256, who presented it to Dr. R. A. Woodruff, institutional representative, representative, who in turn gave it to Milford G. Schwitz, scoutmaster. The troop also was given the national national recognition banner for 1953, the 1954 Boy Scout Week participation participation award, and liberty bell award for a quality program in 1953 and the award for functioning manpower for 1953. Registration cards were presented to the committee committee and scoutmasters. The Scouters' Key was awarded to Irving Eichorst and the Scout- ers' Award presented to Lawrence Karlen. Tenderfoot awards went to Jeffrey Jeffrey Edmunds; first class awards to John Steinmann and James Kennedy. Kennedy. Merit badges were given to Kenneth Kundert, David Dwyer, John Ponyicsanyi, James Kennedy and John Steinmann. Three State Soldiers Now on List of Dead WASHINGTON 1*1 — Three Wisconsin Wisconsin soldiers were among 80 officers officers and men which the Army named Sunday in a list of additions additions to the rolls of those dead in Korea. The men previously had been listed as missing in action. Among those now listed as dead are: Cpl. Ernest Vilas Simonson, son of Edward M. Simonson, Viroqua. Pfc. Donald William Novacek, son of Mrs. Ida Novacek, La Crosse. Cpl. Stanley Steve Krukowski, brother of Mrs. Helen Halverson, Route 2, Chetek. BURGLAR ONLY HUNGRY MADISON (ffl—A burglar who entered entered the J. A. Buckmaster home Sunday night was hungry. Police said he ignored watches, pen and pencil sets and silverware and took two pounds of butter and an apple pie. Swanton Urges Dairy Promotion To Save Industry Institute Topped By Farm Panel, Area Speakers Milo Swanton, a member of President Eisenhower's agriculture agriculture advisory board, told a large crowd at the Albany institute Saturday Saturday afternoon that "dairy promotion" promotion" was the best method of solving the present dairy situation. situation. Swanton explained that a solid promotion and educational program program worked through the Future Farmers of America, the 4-H and through the schools, would be the best possible way to cut the sur-' plus dairy products and solve the problem. He discussed the pros and cons of flexible and rigid price supports supports but pointed out that high consumption of quality products would be the best and most dependable dependable method of assuring the farmer of his milk check. A. J. Wojta Talks A. J. Wojta, agricultural engineer engineer from the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, discussed investing in soil following Swanton's talk at the afternoon program in the grade school building. Mrs. Cecil McCreedy, general chairman of the event, introduced Palmer Welsh, New Glarus, during the morning event held in the high school. Welsh, chairman of the dairy clinic subcommittee of the Green County Dairy Promotional Committee, Committee, explained the dairy situation situation and Thomas Adge, Evansville, Evansville, described quality milk production production with the aid of slides. Hay and silage demonstrations were judged at the event by Welsh, E. J. Kaderly, Juda, and Leslie F. Huber, assistant county agent. A highlight of the program proved proved to be a panel moderated by Myron Myron E. Jeglum, county agent, which disucssed many phases of agricultural endeavor. Carter Explains Duties Russel Carter, chairman of the Green County Agriculture Foundation Foundation from Juda, explained the part bis organization represents in the farm plan, and Kaderly, representing representing the American Dairy Associa-' tion, discussed the need for dairy advertising. Dwight. Bump talked on swine disease control, Burr Bagley on the functions of the Farm Management Management Association, Herman Pluss on the operation problems of a cooperative cooperative cheese factory and Paul Baumgartner on better dairy methods. Mrs. John Morgenthaler, another another member of the panel, discussed the "Place of Youth in Better Farming," and Herb Striker told the group how to adapt crops to the proper land use. The event was-the first of four farmer's institutes scheduled for the area. Juda will have an institute institute Feb. 26, New Glarus, Feb. 27, and Monticello, March 12. Fred Augsburger Succumbs at 66 Fred A. Augsburger, 66, of 2013 16th avenue, died at 4:15 p. m. yesterday at St. Clare hospital. He bad been ill for 16 years and was admitted to the hospital last Friday Friday night after fracturing his hip. Mr. Augsburger was born June 11, 1888, a son of Gottfried and Mamie Schwestermann Augsburger, Augsburger, and attended the Green Valley school in Cadiz Township. He was married March 17, 1914, at St. John's church to Bertha Krebs. Rev. P. A. Schuh was pastor. The couple farmed in Cadiz Township two miles northeast of Winslow until June, 1941, when they moved to Monroe for Mr. Augsburger's health. He was a member of St. John's church and is a past master of the Masonic Lodge at Winslow. Mr. Augsburger leaves his wife; his mother, Mrs. Gottfried Augsburger, Augsburger, Monroe; three children, John F., Antioch, 111., Robert H., Orangeville, and Mrs. Alvin Bidlingmaier, Bidlingmaier, Winslow; one brother, John W., Monroe; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Pfund, Monroe, and Mrs. George Benkert, Monroe, and seven seven grandchildren. He was preceded preceded in death by his father. Services will be at 2 p. m. tomorrow tomorrow in the Stuessy i u n e r a 1 home, Rev. Paul C. Kehle, pastor of St. John's church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. cemetery. Masonic rites by the Winslow Winslow chapter will be given at the grave. Pope Pius Broadcasts Four-minute Message VATICAN CITY M — The Vatican Vatican Radio rebroadcast today a feebly spoken, four-minute message message by convalescing Pope Pius XII. The Pontiffs voice, weak and hesitant after his recent illness, had been recorded at hi* bedside over a period of two days. The Vatican announced today that the 77-year-old Pontiffs recovery recovery is continuing, "although slowly." The announcement said the Pope's diet "continues to be more satisfactory daily, and it is expected that soon indirect means of feeding can be discontinued." Officials Say U.S. Must Retain Forces in Europe for Long Time Gets Group Command Maj. Henry K. Brand New commanding officer of the Headquarters Squadron Air Base Group at a USAF base near Seoul, Korea, is Maj. Henry K. Brand, a 27-year veteran of military military service whose "home" address address now is Monroe. Maj. Brand's wife is residing here with her sister, Mrs. Gerald Gerald Poff, 1717 21st avenue, and assisting in operation of the Charm Center. Their daughter, Nancy, now is a singer and model in Chicago. Maj. Brand also is assistant base photo officer at the field. He went overseas last November November on a transfer from Lowry Field, Denver, where he was officer officer in charge of the ground photo branch and later photo officer officer for the 3415th Aircraft Gunnery Gunnery Group. His experience in Air Force photography- dates back to the days when pictures were snapped by leaning over the edge of an open cockpit plane with a bulky camera. "Both the camera and I had to be strapped in," Maj. Brand recalled in an article appearing in the "Jet Gazette." Enlisting in 1927. Maj. Brand attended photographic school at Chanute Field. He was transferred transferred to Hawaii in 1930. He and Mrs. Brand were married there. In June, 1943, after seven years as a master sergeant, he was given a direct commission as first lieutenant in the South Pacific. Various other war and peacetime duties followed and eventually he was sent to Lowry Field as an instructor in the technological photo school. Bricker Claims Agreement Near WASHINGTON (JPI—Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) said today that he and Sen. George (D-Ga) are in "substantial "substantial agreement" on the need for a constitutional amendment on treaty power and may agree to the language later. Bricker told an informal news conference in advance of the Senate's Senate's resumption of debate on his amendment that he and George had discussed a possible compromise. compromise. "We are in agreement on the need for a constitutional amendment amendment and before the Senate gets around to voting on the question we may be in agreement on language," language," Bricker said. This indication of a possible combination of proposals, both of which the White House thus far has found objectionable, came as Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP floor leader, predicted that the Senate will start voting this week on provisions of the pending Bricker proposal. Knowland said he might talk to Bricker and George further today to see if something can't be worked worked out the White House would accept. accept. Butter Support Will Be Reduced Effective April 1 Benson Points Out Present Federal Dairy Stockpile WASHINGTON W — Secretary of Agriculture Benson announced today . the government support price for butter, now about 66 cents a pound, will be reduced about eight cents effective April 1. He said corresponding reductions will be made at the same time in support prices for cheese and dried skim milk. At a news conference, Benson announced dairy price supports for the marketing year beginning April 1 will be set at 75 per cent of parity. This is the minimum level permitted by law. The present present support rate is 90 per cent of parity. Parity is a standard for measuring measuring farm prices, declared by law to be fair to farmers in relation to prices they pay. . ( Retail Drop Expected" The eight-cent cut in support prices for butter should, in the normal course of trading, lead to a drop of about the same amount in -the retail price of butter. The government has accumulated accumulated more than 350 million dollars worth of surplus butter, cheese and dried milk under price support support operations. Some dairymen have been urging urging lower supports on the theory that this would bring about increased increased use of their products. On the other hand, there has been strong opposition from others. others. Incpme Reduction Seen The National Milk Producers Federation estimated recently lower lower supports such as Benson contemplates contemplates would reduce the annual annual income of the dairy farmers by at least one billion dollars. Asked for comment on that, Benson Benson said he did not know what the effect on dairy income would be, but he said he Relieved his new program would result in greatly increased consumption of dairy products, especially milk, with a resulting improved long term dairy ^ market. The secretary said that in reducing reducing the dairy props he had taken taken into account a provision of the law which requires him to set the support level at a figure he "determines "determines necessary in order to assure assure an adequate supply." Support Causes Over Supply It is apparent, he said, that present present supports are assuring an over supply of some dairy products, particularly butter, cheese and dried milk. The specific support prices for butter, cheese and dried milk will be determined and announced later later in the week, the secretary said. Still to be solved, the secretary said, is a question of what disposition disposition the government is to make of current dairy surpluses. He said a decision of some kind is expected expected in the near future. Benson went on to say the government government is exploring plans for moving some of the butter into retail markets. Benson was asked whether he would raise the dairy support prices during the coming marketing marketing year if it should appear that a farm depression was developing. "He said he would use whatever legal authority he had to help prevent prevent a depression. "But I don't agree that we face a depression," the secretary added. added. Claim Four as Disloyal Treasury Department Reveals Security Risks WASHINGTON (*—The Treasury Treasury Department has informed Congress Congress that out of 130 "security" dismissals or forced resignations in 1953, four were found to be "disloyal persons" under standards standards since scrapped. The information was given to the House Appropriations Committee, Committee, which published it today, by Elbert P. Tuttle, acting security officer for the department, which has about 77,000 employes. The committee was considering the department's budget request. • A man doesn't have to be disloyal disloyal to be classed as a security risk. Tuttle said. He might be given a "dangerous" rating if he were "a rugged individual" with a mother behind the Iron Curtain, be added. In a separate report on the customs customs service, whose 8,000 em- ployes supervise imports into the United States, it was disclosed that six persons were dismissed last year as security risks. Customs Commissioner David B. Strubinger said all six appeared to have had "contact" with Communists. Tuttle gave the information about the Treasury Department security dismissals under repeated demands from Rep. Gary (D-Va). A number of Democrats in Congress Congress have protested that Republicans Republicans have sought to give the impression impression that most of the 2,200 persons persons the administration says were dropped from the federal payroll last year under its security program program were subversives. Democrats Democrats claim a big majority of the 2,200 resigned or were fired for reasons otter than loyalty and that many of them simply transferred to other government agencies. Gary said he objected to lump- jng all "security risks" together and including Communists, alcoholics alcoholics and persons with other objectionable objectionable traits in the same category. category. FAREWELL IN KOREA—Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor (left), Eighth Army commander in Korea, shakes hands with Brig. Gen. Harvey Fischer, following a farewell parade for some 1,000 men of the 45th Division" who are returning to the United States. Maj. Gen. Paul Harkins, division commander (center) will remain in Korea. Only men normally scheduled for rotation are in the group which will carry the division flag and colors back to Oklahoma. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Tokyo) State Farm Leaders Differ on Prediction Of Results in Change MADISON M — Reaction of Wisconsin farm leaders to Agriculture Agriculture Secretary Benson's announcement announcement today that dairy price supports would be cut to 75 per cent of parity ranged from predictions of a death blow to the industry to the view that while farmers can expect a short term loss, prices are likely to rise above the announced figure. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is on record for a flexible support upwards of 75 per cent, while the Wisconsin Farmers' Union urged full 100 per cent parity . John M. Blaska, Sun Prairie, a former assemblyman and director director of Dairyland Cooperative, Juneau, called the parity figure "a death blow to the dairy industry industry in Wisconsin." He said: "This will take the hide right off the dairy farmers. We'll be lucky if we can save some of our large milk plants in a declining declining market. Lots of small ones have closed already." Prof. Hugh Cook, University of Wisconsin economist, estimated estimated the direct loss to Wisconsin milk producers would amount to two to three million dollars a year. Cook said what happens to dairy prices will depend largely on whether surplus stocks can be "frozen" so that they will not act to depress the market. Weekend Toll Climbs to Three By the Associated Press Three persons — including an 11 year-old girl who suffered burns when fire swept a trailer in Milwaukee Milwaukee County — died in weekend Wisconsin accidents. Patricia Racs, 11, who was burned over 25 per cent of her body when flames broke out in a trailer at Cudahy, died Saturday night at Milwaukee County Emergency Emergency Hospital. Her parents and sister also were burned in the fire. Mrs. Anna Kalk, 63, of Cleveland (Manitowoc County), was fatally injured late Saturday when the car driven by her husband, William, William, was struck by a train at an intersection in Sheboygan. The husband was injured. Kent L. Peuerpfeil, 28, of New Richmond, was killed outright Saturday Saturday when the car in which he was riding left Highway 64 near New Richmond and overturned in a field. A 10-year-old boy riding in an automobile was killed Sunday when a boulder plunged from a 500-foot bluff along the Mississippi River and crashed into the car. The victim was Joseph Slattery, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Slattery of Waterville, Iowa. Emil H. Peters, 64, of Sugar Bush, was killed instantly today when his car collided with another vehicle on Highway 45, one mile north of here. Mrs. Ernest Tobin, 27, of Antigo, driver of the other car, and her two children, Jimmy, Jimmy, five, and Ellen, nine, were hospitalized here with minor injuries. injuries. Temperatures Climb To Balmy 57 Degrees Temperatures climbed to 97 here this afternoon and 54 ye§- terday for one of the warmest mid- February weekends on record. But the mercury was due to slide somewhat tonight to the 18s. Low last night was 40. Accident Claims Caspar Nybroten Joint Rites Set For Tomorrow Caspar Stanley Nybroten Jr., 24, Argyle, died at 3:45 a. m. yesterday yesterday in St. Clare hospital of multiple injuries received in an automobile accident last Thursday afternoon, His brother, Jerry, died a few hours after the accident. The brothers, both sons of Mr. and Mrs. Caspar Nybroten, Argyle, were riding in a car believed to have been driven by their cousin, Stanley Johnson, 20, Adams Township. Township. The vehicle went out of control on Highway 78 between Wiota and Woodford in Lafayette County, sheriff's department officials reported. reported. Johnson's condition was reported reported as "satisfactory" at Lafayette Lafayette County Memorial Hospital where he was taken following the crash. The two Nybroten youths were Lafayette County's only traffic deaths in 1954. Caspar Nybroten Jr. was born Aug. 10, 1929, a son of Caspar and Stella Johnson Nybroten, and attended attended Argyle high school. He was married to Frieda Kempfer Jan. 4, 1951, in the Palestine church at Esterville, la., and the couple farmed five miles northwest of Argyle. He leaves his wife; parents; one son, Steven Jerome; a brother, Ardell, Ardell, Monroe, and two sisters,- Mrs. Arvid Wicklund, Winslow, and Mrs. Burnette Bahe, Juda. One sister and his brother, Jerry, preceded preceded him in death. Joint services for the two brothers brothers will be held at 1:30 p. m. tomorrow tomorrow in the Argyle Lutheran church, Rev. A. P. Anderson officiating. officiating. A double burial will be in Adams Lutheran cemetery. Services for Jerry had been set for today but were postponed in favor of double Services tomorrow. Caspar had been in "critical" condition since the accident at 5 p. m. Thursday and underwent surgery at St. Clare hospital. Sen. Molone Attacks European Financial Aid DARLINGTON (Special) — Sen. George W. Malone (R-Nev) attacked attacked free foreign trade and urged that heavy financial aid to Europe be discontinued in a Lincoln Day speech Saturday night. "I am against billions of dollars for Europe and free foreign trade," Malone said. "Let the reciprocal trade acts die June 12 and let the Congress fix the duty on foreign products entering the United States. Malone told a group of more than 300 lead and zinc miners, mining officials and union leaders that the "State Department has its eyes on foreign shores" for many products that should come from the United States. Dulles Believes Soviet Intention Now Smoked Out Big Four To Quit Session Thursday; Doubt Agreement By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER BERLIN ftfl—American officials said today that Russia's rigid determination determination to keep her forward military positions in Europe means the United States must maintain sizable forces on the continent for a long time. Smoking out Soviet military intentions intentions in Germany and Austria —as evidenced by their refusal to roll back power at any pcint—is regarded by U. S. Secretary of State Dulles as one of the most important achievements of Western Western diplomacy at the Big Four conference. The American & -oup here is also convinced that this finding will clear away any confusion and uncertainty uncertainty in the Pentagon over what America's future military policy should be and will result in planning for maintenance of strong U. S. forces in Europe. Result of Battle American officials feel this is one of the results of the diplomatic diplomatic and propaganda battle with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov here on European issues, which they believe the United States, Britain and France have clearly won. Today the Western three went into a new secret session with Molotov Molotov to press for the same showdown showdown on his real Korean and Indochina Indochina policies that they accomplished accomplished on his German and Euro] Euro] pean security policies and on Aus- I tria. Comments made privately here today implied that after the Ma- lenkov government took over in Russia and began making friendly gestures, there was pressure in Washington to level off the American American military burden because of decreased danger. Coincides With Balancing This pressure coincided with U. S. budget-balancing attempts and tax cut demands and apparently apparently produced at least high level thinking that American forces in Europe eventually could be cut back. Now the conviction of American officials in Berlin is that Russia's decision to hold on in Germany and Austria makes it essential for the United States to maintain n high level of forces here indefinitely—regardless indefinitely—regardless of any superiority atomic fire power may give the Americans. The morning secret talks ended after two hours with only the brief announcement that another so-called "restricted" session would be held Wednesday. Asia Question Unsettled Later it was learned the Big Four are no closer to agreement in secret session of Asiatic questions questions than they are on European issues. The Russians insisted again that Red China sit as an equal in a Big Five meeting and the West contended only the Big Four should be sponsors with Red China as a participating guest. The delegations delegations failed to reach a second question question that has been part of the secret session, rival East and West plans for world disarmament. disarmament. The best the West now expects is that the Wednesday talks may develop to the point where they could be continued through diplomatic diplomatic channels after the Berlin parley disbands. the conference did reach one agreement Sunday—to adjourn Thursday. U. S. Secretary of State Dulles demanded that Soviet Foreign Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov sign an Austrian treaty of independence by then or admit further talk was useless. Agriculture Counsel Submits Resignation MADISON Uf — Anthony E. Madler, Madler, 49, for the past 12 years chief counsel for the state Department of Agriculture, today resigned his H.724 a year post to become executive executive secretary of the Wisconsin Associated Pood and Tobacco Industries Industries Association. Madler submitted his resignation to Donald N. McDowell, department department director. Madler started work for the department department March It, U52. As chief counsel, he was an assistant attorney attorney general. French Soy Troops, Repulse Red Attack SAIGON, Indochina (in — T h e French high command announced today that troops defending Luang Prabang have thrown back a Communist-led Communist-led Viethminh attack made by advance rebel units who crossed the Mekong River about eight miles north of the Laotian royal capital. The communique said the Vietminh Vietminh forces, estimated at battalion . strength, were repulsed after fierce fighting in which both sides suffered suffered losses. French defenders also tangled with rebel troops in the Suong River River valley, about eight miles northeast northeast of Luang Prabang, putting them to flight. LINDBERGH NOMINATED WASHINGTON (m— President Eisenhower Eisenhower today nominated Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, the famed transatlantic flier, for promotion to brigadier general in the Air Corps reserve.