The Daily Tribune from Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin on April 28, 1954 · Page 2
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Explains line of Questioning Jackson Hopes to Develop Clear-Cut Case of Perjury WASHINGTON CD-Sen. Jackson (D-VVash) said today he hopes to establish "a clear-cut case" for perjury charges if there are continued flat contradictions at hearings into the McCarthy-Army row. "I am trying to resolve the confusion about this controversy, by asking questions for yes-or-no answers tagged directly to the federal perjury statute," the Washington senator said. He spoke out in an interview in advance of the committee's fifth day of televised hearings into the row between Sen. McCarthy iRAVis) and Secretary of the Army Stevens and their aides. Only two of the principals have so far testified under oath: Stevens and Roy M. Cohn, chief counsel to McCarthy's Senate investigations subcommittee. Stevens Is Back on the Stand Stevens was recalled to the stand today with instructions from Chairman Mundt (R-SD) to "particularlize" his charges that McCarthy and two aides Cohn and Francis P. Carr sought favors from the Army for Pvt. G. David Schine and "threatened" the Army if Schine didn't get them. The McCarthy camp has replied that Army officials treated Schine, a former subcommittee consultant, as a "hostage" in trying to pressure the group into halting or diverting a search for subversives in the Army. Specifically, Mundt asked Stevens to detail the Army's charges that Carr and Cohn had asked favors for Schine last Nov. 6, had made "threats" on Nov. 16, and that on Dec. 16 Carr had joined Cohn and McCarthy in discussing Schine's military assignment. Mundt said, meanwhile, that no date has been set for the committee to take up at a closed session "conflicting" statements made available to the committee by McCarthy. McCarthy said his investigators have found a Pentagon employe who first claimed, then denied, that he had been assigned to destroy some transcripts of tele phone calls the subcommittee had subpoenaed. Stevens had testified that, in such a conversation monitored by one of his office staff, McCarthy had suggested Schine be given a few weekend passes "to take care of his girl friends." McCarthy said he handed the subcommittee Tuesday a statement in which the Pentagon employe "admits that he made the statements, but he now says he was lying when he made them." McCarthy said his investigators got wind of "an overheard conversation" between a man employed at the Commerce Department and a neighbor who works in the Pentagon. j Refuse to Sign McCarthy said the Commerce Department worker dictated but declined to sign a statement that the other man had told him of orders to destroy any recordings of monitored phone talks "that would be of benefit to me" (McCarthy) in the hearings. Mundt said both men will be questioned secretly to determine whether they should be called as witnesses in the public hearings. No names were mentioned. Jackson noted at Tuesday's ses sion that the maximum penalty for perjury lying under oath is a $2,000 fine and five years In prison. Then he led Stevens through a series of questions about statements he said had not previously been made under oath but would Involve "a serious mat ter" of possible perjury if they were repeated on the stand. Stevens replied "false" to Jackson's wording of the McCarthy-Cohn charge that Stevens had suggested they divert to an investigation of the Air Force or Navy. Jackson asked about a published statement by Cohn that the Army had "leaked" its report on the alleged pressure for Schine "because they had failed at prior blackmailing attempts." "Completely false," Stevens replied. Called Twisted Jackson quoted McCarthy as having said in a recorded interview that the Army's report was "a twisted, distorted, untrue version written by a man who has a special interest in the situation." "False," the Army secretary said. Jackson then quoted Cohn as saying, "No improper influence was ever exerted by me or anyone else on behalf of Schine," and asked, "Is that statement true or false?" "In my opinion, that is false," Stevens replied. I Sen. Dworshak (R-Idaho) asked Stevens if he "really" believed the final charge in the Army's specifications, saying that "a person purporting to act as a representative of Sen. McCarthy indicated that the investigations then contemplated by this subcommittee would either be terminated or conducted along reasonable lines if the Army would accede to Sen. McCarthy's and Mr. Cohn's re quest for a special assignment for Pvt Schine." Stevens said, "That is right, Yes, sir." Link Newsman Joseph N. Welch, special Army counsel, said he thought the "spe . cification speaks for itself." Un der questioning, Stevens said the man involved is George Sokolsky, newspaper columnist Welch commented: "I am not suggesting that Mr. Sokolsky could influence this committee . . . but the testimony will show that Mr. Sokolsky claimed he knew what he was talking about." Sokolsky, responding to a question after a lecture Tuesday night at El Paso, Tex., said he had never suggested to Stevens that a deal might be made with McCarthy "absolutely not." The questioner was evidently under a misapprehension that there was reported to have been direct contact between Sokolsky and the secretary. The point in the Army specifications which Dworshak asked about said Sokolsky had talked to John G. Lft .i, nkStm ah. mii.M& t$fti f " " 4H-..f ' Is Eye Patch A Trademark? BALTIMORE UP)- One publi cized eye patch may be all right in the Gabor family but not a second, Magda Gabor insisted yesterday after a doctor prescribed a patch for an eye injury. Magda s sister, Zsa Zsa, caus ed a stir last December when she appeared in Las Vegas with a black patch over her right eye. She said she had been slugged by Porfirio Rubirosa, the much-married Dominican diplomat. Magda is now appearing here in a comedy "Pajama Tops." During rehearsal yesterday she complained of something in her eye. A quick trip to Mercy Hospi tal turned the trick of removing the foreign object and brought a prescription for an eye patch, a white one, which was taped in place. But when photographers ran for their cameras, Magda said no. "I refuse to capitalize on Zsa Zsa's patch," she said. COHN TESTIFIES ABOUT PHOTO IN DISPUTE Roy Cohn points to a photograph produced at Senate subcommittee hearing by the Army as he underwent cross-examination by Joseph Welch (right), special Army counsel. Cohn testified he supplied the investigators with a "cropped" version, showing only Army Secretary Stevens and Pvt. G. David Schine, which figured in the previous day's cross-examination of Stevens, when Stevens had denied recollection of having his picture taken alone with Schine. Adams, Army counselor, not to Stevens. Declined Comment, When a reporter pointed 'this out to Sokolsky, he declined f ur- UICI lUlIUUCUU I , . I ....If McCarthy sought in a series of, Caam. K nrttA lAhrvf hi tin I Jntnl Will ywwiild iw iinwrr ww iimi a iiiwi wi i ww McCarthy Hearings Expensive, But Nobody Lutherans in New Debate MILWAUKEE UP) - The Pres. ident of the South Wisconsin District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Tuesday urged WISCONSIN Page 2 RAPIDS DAILY TRIBUNE Wednesday, April 28, 1954 Business Mirror New Price Cuts, Rain Shortage Hit Dairymen By SAM DAW SON MINNEAPOLIS UP) - The milk and butter boys long beset by housewives irate over prices and taxpayers disgusted over surpluses say today they face two fresh troubles: 1. Prices are slipping at wholesale, even below the new and lower support levels set this month by the government while the dairy farmers' costs stay high and pinch the profit mar- margin. ,And now Uncle Sam is talking about selling his surplus butter at a loss, to bring the retail price down to about 45 cents a pound. 2. Sparse rain over much of the dairy area has tended to hold back the grass. The cows, per haps tired of winter fare, aren't buy at the prices the government set, why don't the farmers cut their herds, especially now that the support price is down? Foes of the price support policy contend it's because the dairy farmer is still "just producing milk and butter to sell Uncle Sam." But the production manager of the Land O'Lakes Creameries Inc., which does a 141 million dollar a year business in this area, has talked to farmers here-abouts. He says the following is a typical example of why some farmers are milking more cows this year. . When the price of livestock dropped last year, dairy farmers who had thought of selling cows giving as they should on the eve to the meat packers held on to of the industry's traditionally tnem instead, ineir reasoning: inshpst spasnn fnr miiw huttpr They'd rather do the extra and cheese production. Less Income Per Cow work of caring for two or three more cows and get the additional questions to get Stevens to con' cede that he wanted the committee's investigation of conditions at Ft Monmouth, N. J., suspend ed and had succeeded by filing the Schine charges. "If you are trying to suggest that I am personally responsible for the suspension of the hearings, then I think you are absolutely incorrect," Stevens said. McCarthy said that a day be fore the Stevens charges became public, the committee had asked By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON UP)- The McCarthy-Army hearings are costing hundreds of dollars a day, but what the total bill will be no one professes to know. For one thing, no one knows just how long they'll last. Sen. Mundt (R-SD), presiding over the hearings as acting chairman of the Senate investigations subcommittee, was asked for an the Army "for the production of jes ,Lmfte of,fth CrS ' Moa six military personnel with long! 1 haven t the foggiest idea, Communist records." Question Stevens "We asked ybu that day also for the production of information on those who were responsible for the promotion, the honorable discharge and the favorable stateside duty for a Fifth Amendment Communist," McCarthy declared. Stevens, who has said the Army made its charges in reply to an inquiry by Sen. Potter (R-Mich), told McCarthy: "I don't think that the Army's answer to Sen. Potter's letter could stop the work of the Congress of the United States. I certainly hope it can't." OUR N T H E f MEN S HI'1 He C2C Clarence Stublaski is spending a 30-day furlough at the home of his mother Mrs. Alice Stublaski in Oakland, Calif. He spent 18 months in Japan and Ko rea and will be stationed at Fort Worth, Tex., after May 26. His brother, Cpl. James Stublaski will be discharged in December. He is stationed in Japan. All are former residents of Wisconsin Rapids. Pfc. Robert D. Kruger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kruger, 2121 Apricot St., recently arrived in Korea for duty with the 25th Infantry Division, which is now undergoing intensive post-truce training. He entered the Army in April, 1953, and took his basic training at Fort Campbell, Ky. Pvt. Earl Elmer Lamb, son of Charles W. Lamb, Rt. 1, Vesper, was recently assigned to the 553rd Military Police Company at Fort Campbell, Ky. He entered service in June, 1953, and served with the 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Campbell until being as signed to MP duty. he said. However, he said the subcommittee had only three expenses the salaries of its special five-man staff, the cost of the official transcript of the testimony and the transportation of witnesses from out of town. Salaries $225 Week He did not include the salaries of the seven subcommittee members and of the principals to the dispute Army officials and Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis). Special Counsel Ray H. Jenkins and members of his staff are being paid at a rate of about $225 a week each. This adds up to a weekly payroll of about $1,-125 for however many weeks the probe' continues. Roughly 13,800 words of testimony are going into the record daily, or about 185 pages a day with 240 words to the page. Transcripts $200 Daily For the number of copies of the transcript it receives, the subcommittee pays $1.07 a page. Thus, this expense adds up to slightly under $200 a day. Mundt said he had not received anv bills from witnesses sub- ilpoenaed from out of town and so could not estimate now what this expense would amount to, He did say, however, that the Army was paying the expenses SAYS PHOTO "DOCTORED" Army attorney Joseph Welch charged at the Army-McCarthy dispute hearing that a photo offered in evidence showing Army Secretary Stevens standing alone with Pvt G. David Schine was "doctored." Here, Welch displays enlargement of the picture which shows that Stevens and Schine were part of a larger group. In his left hand is the print previously introduced. Law Student Is Successful In Court Case His Own SYRACUSE, N.Y. UPh Maurice Reichman, a law student at Syracuse University, has won his first case in court. He was the de fendant. Reichman, 21, of Pittsburgh, Pa., was charged in Traffic Court with passing a stop sign. He ar gued the case before Judge Tru man H. Preston, who dismissed it. of its own witnesses so far as he knew. He said he specifically arranged with the Army that the subcommittee would not be charged with the expense' of bringing Maj. Gen. Miles Reber back from Germany. Reber Flight $433 Reber was the first "witness called by the Army. At the Pentagon, officials said the cost of flying him from Western Germany to Washington was $433, and that this was being charged to the Army. Joseph N. Welch of Boston, special counsel retained by the Army for the probe, announced when he took the job that he and his two assistants would serve without pay. He said he had no idea what the Army's expenses for the investigation would be. Nor would Pentagon officials hazard an estimate. DEDICATION CEREMONY MONTELLO, Wis. UP)- Donald N. McDowell, director of the state Department of Agriculture, will be the principal speaker here Sunday at. the dedication of a monument to Emmanuel Dannan. The Dannen boy was said to have been whipped to death by his foster father 103 years ago because he would not tell a lie. to sustain over the mar- pastors to "remain considerate, pastures up to taste in the next evangelical and kind, but also , two months) won't bolster prices firm in judgment" as the "great , f because in many cases debate" progresses. j herds are larger this year, mak- Th- Ppv h w. Ravmann nf . mg up ior any noiaing DaCK Dy Plymouth, speaking to more than j bossy- And anyway the huge inn rlPTwmpn at a district nas.!stre of milk products bought up tnral Pni.fprPnrP hsrP. referred to Y governmeni thP doctrinal riisnnte which Prices wil1 hanS threatened a split between the,ke- . ... . Wisconsin and the Missouri Syn-I If the. result is lower dairy in-ods in the Synodical Conference , fme- 11 will be sad for the tO Which both belong. aan.ra, ,ia U5 .a- The Wisconsin Synod contends get, alonf on th ,he "w the Missouri Synod has deviated , makes; but alsou sad for J.he from Lutheran doctrine by dis- manufacturers who supply him cussing a merger with the Amer- and the merchants ln ihe nearby ican Lutheran cnurcn ana re- . . . laxing its opposition to Boy l? ott! Cut "erds? t . Scouting and military chaplain-1 " "c.uo"' "ao noe Th Hicnntp hm airori been producing more milk, cheese before a joint meeting of leaders jand butter than consumers will of the two synods and will be taken up again at another meet ing here May 11-11. 'There are some in our synod and in the Wisconsin Synod who say The sooner the break comes, the better,' " Rev. Baxmann said. "I want to tell you right here and now that is not the sentiment of your praesidium which has been representing you, in the doctrinal discussions. The matter is expected to be resolved when the Wisconsin Synod takes its complaints to the Synodical Conference meeting at Detroit Aug. 10-14. ThP dairvmpn mav be e-ettlne milk to sell even at the lower less per cow and also getting less Price because that might help per quart. jprop their total income. And Creameyrmen add that the pos-they need the money. sible drop in output per cow (supposing the rams don't keep READ TRIBUNE WANT ADS DIES OF INJURIES GREEN BAY (5VMrs. Donald N. Rosenow, 26, Green Bay, died Tuesday as the result of a two-car collision Sunday. There are about 54 million motor vehicles in the United States. NOW - SAT. Mat. Sat. 2:00 Corning Firemen Hope 1 They Get Right Number CORNING, N.Y. UP)- Firemen at City Hall station were stumped. The alarm bell rang 725. No such box number. 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