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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Partly Cloudy, Not so Cold Tonight, Thursday VOLUME 51, NO. 268 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2, 1952 Wear Your Winter Carnival r Emblem TWENTY-TWO PAGES man Reveal Plans by Feb. 6 Allies Offer New Prisoner Exchange Plan Chicago Draft Board Calls Gold Star Mother CHICAGO Mrs. Joe Wil- .lie Riley, a Gold Star mother was classified 1-A by a draft board last has been ordered to report at an induction station next Monday. Mrs. Riley, who describes -.herself as middle-aged, says she will report. But she doubts that she is strong enough to be a very good soldier. "I don't believe I'm in dan- ger of being she said. "But I'm ready if they want Mrs. Riley said she had re- ceived frequent notices from a south-side draft board but she returned an except the latest ordering her to report at an in- duction station. She said she had called the draft board and said it was all a mistake after she received her first notice from the draft board more than a year ago. Mrs. Riley said one of her two sons, Staff Sgt. William Douglas Riley, 20, a B-17 waist gunner, was killed Nov. 26, 1943, over Bremen, Germany. Mrs. Willie Riley Her other son, Robert, 16, is a civil air patrol member. Charles W. Tripp, chairman of the draft board which sent the induction notice, said he was investigating -Mrs. Riley's case. Stranded Motorists Escape From Drifts SALT LAKE CITY of stranded motorists and skiers straggled home today as road crews gained in their three-day fight to open snow-blocked highways. The trek started late on New Year's day when a narrow one-way passage was shoved through slide-blocked Daniels Canyon on U. S. Highway 40. That enabled crews to convoy through 150 autos which had been held in the eastern Utah towns of Duchesne, Roosevelt and Vernal since Saturday. U. S. 40 is a main highway link between Salt Lake City and Den- ver, and the only lifeline to the Uintah basin in eastern Utah. The state highway patrol also reported some trucks carrying TODAY Indo-China Invasion Expected By Joseph and Stewart Altop new year begins, unhappily enough, with the biggest, darkest, and most serious storm warning that has; been run up in Washington in many months. In brief, Gen. de Lattre de Tas- signy, French commander in Indo- China, is now convinced that the Chinese Communists are planning a major invasion of Indo-China. The general's view is shared by the French government, which has passed on Gen. de Lattre's warn- ing and bluntly inquired.- about American intentions in case of a Chinese Communist attack across Indo-China's borders. It is any- body's guess, of course, whether Paris is right in fearing the worst The British government, thus far, disputes the French view of the situation, while in Washington opin- ions vary from officiate official Red ArmyBomup It is at impressive, howev- er, that the trave and dedicated Gen de Lattre, who has been not- ably optimistic until very recently, has now come to expect the Chi- nese Communists to attack. The evidence which has changed the general's opinion can be simply summarized. The Chinese Communist armies above the Indo-Chinese border have lately been brought up to a strength of about men. They have received important additions of heavy equipment Their attack rentes into Indo-China havo been repaired and are now open for mass, movements of men and arms. And, most important, very large numbers of Chinese combat units have already moved from their old garrison areas into jump- oppositions on the border. 3to make matters worse, the in- fusion of about native Indo- Chinese Communist troops, trained jind-re-equipped behind the protec- tion of the Chinese border, has al- ready sharply altered the balance within Indo-China. Indo-Chinese Communists came very close, in' the around Hua- Binh, to.inflicting an important de- feat on the French and anti-Com- munist Indo-Chinese forces. French (Continued en 14, Column 1} ALSOP5 milk, bread and other supplies were escorted east, relieving threatened shortages in the snow- locked Nintah basin towns. Estimates placed the number of marooned motorists in the towns as high as They occupied all hotel and motel facilities and some sought lodging with resi- dents. Also freed were several hundred skiers marooned at Alta and Brigh- ton in the rugged Wasatch Moun- tains near Salt Lake City. Elsewhere in the mountainous west, an undetermined number of persons, including women and chil- were at a road camp on the west side of Wolf Creek Pass on the Continental Divide in Southwestern Colorado. They were isolated when a l.OOO'-foot snowslide blocked U.S. 160 on the east side of the pass Sunday night. The hit a truck and two men were reported missing. In California, traffic moved again Pass on U.S. Highway 40 between and Sacramento. Hundreds of sports fans had spent New Year's in resorts when the highway was closed. In the Daniels Canyon-Strawber- ry Valley area of Utah on High- way 40 crews continued then- bat- tie to keep the road open and wid- en it for two-way travel. They fought sub-zero temperatures and six-foot 'drifts formed by winds from what long-time residents said was the heaviest snow in years. All Prisoners, Civilians Would Be Exchanged Communists Voice Opposition, Ask Further Concessions By DON HUTH MUNSAN, Korea truce negotiators presented a six-point pljn today for releasing all prison- ers of war and repatriating civili- ans in Korea. The plan' starts out on a man- for-man basis and winds up as an all-for-all exchange, said Lt. Col. Howards. Levie, spokesman for the United Nations command. The Communists took one look at the proposal and then said in ef- fect, "it stinks." reported Hear Adm. R. E. Libby, Allied negotia- tor. Libby expressed hone North Korean Ma j. .Gen. Lee Sang Cho, Red negotiator, would change his mind after he studies the complex plan and understands it. The proposal is intended to pro- vide a compromise between the U.N. man-for-man exchange of pri- soners proposal and the Reds all- for-all demand, and at the same time provide for repatriation of all civilians who want to go home. To Meet Thursday The' negotiators on the prisoner question meet again at 11 a. m. Thursday. So will a second sub- committee on supervising a Korean truce which, hung up again on whether the Reds may rebuild their air fields during an armistice. A U.N. command communique said the key to its new "proposal is the principle of voluntary repa- triation for all POWs and civili- ans." Lee said the plan contained things 'we politically cannot agree to." He did not amplify. In Tokyo, Col. George Patrick Welch, official spokesman for Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway's head- quarters, summed up the U.N. plan like this: "In we are proposing an exchangfrefeveryone who wants to be exchanged." Anyone who did not want to be repatriated would not be sent back against his will. The International Red Cross would act as a super- vising agent. Levie said the exchange of prison- ers would start on a man for man basis to make sure the U.N. would get back its full quota of prisoners of war. "When we have finished ex- changing all prisoners of war left on either Levie said, "then we will get to the point where we don't count heads." How Plan Would Work Here is how it would work: 1. Prisoners of war who want to be exchanged would be on a one- for-one-basis. The U.N. holds about prisoners to held by the Reds. But all South Koreans low in Communist armies would be reclassified as prisoners of war, swelling the Communist held, total. 2. When one side ran out of POWs [he exchange would be continued: One POW for one civilian who wanted to be repatriated. Foreign civilians would come first. POWs released in this exchange would (Continued on Pa-p 14, Column 3) KOREA Pete Bachouref, Illinois halfback, seems headed for trouble, on his right end sweep against Stanford in the Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif., Tuesday afternoon, but he plunged ahead for six more yards and a first down on the Illinois 48. The Big Ten champions started slowly but picked up four touchdowns in the final quarter to win, 40 to 7. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Ask Handicap ForW.Coast Against Big 10 SAN FRANCISCO Enthusi- asm of northern California sports writers for the Big 10-Pacific coast Rose Bowl pact was as cold to- day as the frosty weather out- side. Here's how their crepe-hung typewriters told about it after the 40-7 lacing Illinois gave Stanford yesterday at Pasadena: Prescott Sullivan, San Francis- co Examiner: "If there is another Rose Bowl next year, fair play would indicate that the Far West ba given some 'kind of handicap or spot, although that might not help much, either. A better and more hu- mane idea might be to call the whole thing off. Big 10 football is just too much for our boys." Bill LeiSer, San Francisco Chronicle: "The 37th Rose Bowl game, therefore, proves once again that the coast conference can't com- pete with the Big 10 in this mod- ern game of football and the Stan- ford phenoms of the regular sea- son go into the record now as the sixth straight New Year's day loser since the pact with the West- ern conference was put into ef- fect. .The coast conference may beat the Big 10 someday. But it probably won't be in a football ame." Alan Ward, Oakland Tribune: "It took Stanford 11 ytars to land in the Rose Bowl but only minutes to prove they should have stayed De- spite an undisguised partisan- ship for Stanford, E can find no words of excuse for Chuck Taylor's New Year Traffic Mishaps Kill 364 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More than persons lost their lives in the United States; ia violent accidents during the New Year's and Christmas holidays. The New Year's hob'day death toll, with traffic fatalities exceed- ing the estimated 350, -was some 200 under the record 789 total for the four-day Christmas holi- 'day. Traffic accidents during the two big holiday weekends caused about 900 deaths, including 364 over the. New Year's holiday. The National Safety council had estimated 350 persons would be killed in motor mishaps during the four-day holi- day. Nearly. 200 persons perished in Sits Tight in Storm.- Captain, Alone on Ship, Hopes To Save Freighter and Cargo LONDON (ffl-Stfll clinging to his storm-cracked and 'wal- lowing ship in the Atlantic, Capt. Kurt Carlsen radioed to- day that he would s tay aboard until he is towed to port or sinks. A new storm threatened. K he leaves, the ship and car- go become a free prize on the high seas for any takers. Carlsen, 36, stood his watch through the fifth night since he ordered all others to the American freight- er Flying Enterprise and again .reported -by radio 'that he was in good spirits. The U. S. Destroyer John W. Weeks early today reached the side of the freighter to join their. S.'Navy supply ship; Golden Eagle, which, has :been> standing by .some ''250.rffifles south of Ireland. The Weeks is V in constant radio contact with .Carlsen. The British tug Turmoil, described as the world's fast- est and one of the largest sea- going tugs, was ready to put out from Falmouth and take the flying Enterprise in tow. It was expected to take the tug at least a day to reach the disabled ship. She. is heeled over with'a 60-degree list, her. port.rails and main deck on the pbrtside awash. Another storm was reported .brewing winds reaching gale force in the areafjOf last week's storm that disabled sev- Shipping officials were still hopeful that, the ship, and car- go can saved. There was. no immediate -estimate on the cargo value. "It looks like the ship has set-' tied down to a a Lon- don spokesman for ,the owner said. "She should be all right for a few days unless a bad storm blows up." The Navy ships .standing by are not equipped for towing. All the ten passengers and 41 of the crew were believed to have been rescued after jump- ing into the sea -last Friday. One-crewman died. The worst Atlantic storm in 50 years'split the ship's plates and set her-.crazily atflt m a buffeting "that began Christmas night and worsened imtiTthe abandon ship order came three days .later; Carlsen calmly directed the jumping-overboard but elect- ed to stay with Us ship. Truman Plans Shake-Up in Revenue Bureau WASHINGTON (M President Truman today announced plans ior a sweeping shake-up of the scan- dal-ridden Internal Revenue Bu- reau. He said the move is one of a series of steps he plans to take to protect the government "from the insidious' influence peddlers and favor .seekers, and to expose and punish any The Revenue Bureau shake-up will be in the form of a reorganiza- tion plan to be submitted'to Con- gress. It calls for abolishing the 64 Offices of District Collectors of In- ternal Revenue. Most of these districts include a single state, but some of the large states have more than one district Thieves Ransack Halieck's House WASHINGTON ran- sacked the home of Rep. Halleck (R-Ind) and took an undetermin- ed quantity of costume jewelry and possibly other valuables; while the congressman and his family were away. The theft was discovered yester- day by Jess secretary ,to Halleck, when he entered the house for a routine check. Halieck's office.: said: extent of the loss will not be determined until the Hallecks-return from In- This Is a 25-Cent Week Since no paper was published Tuesday, New Year's day, The Republican-Herald earrlerswill collect for only fiva days or 25 thjs weekend from an subscribers receiving their' pa- pers by carrier. fires, -including 88; fronv 6 Friday to last inidnlght The weekend survey also showed 137 persons killed in mis- cellaneous mishaps as compared to 143 over the Christmas holiday. The biggest reduction in acci- dental deaths during the 102-hour period over New Year's was in traffic. Motor mishaps caused 535 fatalities during the long Christ- mas weekend as the toll reach- ed an all-time high for a four- day Christmas holiday. The toll on the highways, as the nation celebrated New Year's, mounted as traffic deaths for 1951. appeared headed for the fourth highest mark in history It would be the biggest toll since the record total of in 1941. The 1950 toll was This New. Year's traffic deaths compared with 304 during the three-day holiday last year. The Associated Press, for com- parison purposes, made a survey of accidental deaths in a four-day, non-holiday weekend period June 2-5, 1950. i The non-holiday period death to- tal was 455 compared with 571 for the four-day Memorial day week- end of 1951. In traffic deaths alone, there were 270 in the non-holiday period compared with 347 in the holiday fewer of them in the non-holiday period. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wisconsin accidents killed 11 persons six in traffic crashes, two in fires and three in miscel- laneous mishaps during the long New Year's day weekend that be; gan Friday night. Two persons, including a 13- year-old boy believed to be a hitchhiker, died in a headon au- tomobile collision Tuesday night on highway 51 about six miles south of Portage. The victims were Robert Mosher Bab- cock and Wilbur L. Parker, 22, of Pittsvflle. Two' others Robert White, 23, Pittsville, acd James Wilson, about 40, Pardeeville were injured. Wilson was alone in one car and the others were in a car driven by White. Columbia County Sheriff William Forth said young Mosher was. believed to have been'hitch-hiking to Milwau- kee. An inquest was. ordered by Coroner Ed Rfley. Two other traffic fatalities were added to the list shortly after the start of the -new year. Harry C. Kagel, 59, of La Crosse, was killed, 5'minutes after midnight when a car driven by his sou, Donald, 32, plunged-down a 15-foot embank- ment into a grove of trees at La Crosse. His son and two other oc- cupants of thje automobile escaped; with minor injuries. In Milwaukee, Mrs. Anna Back- us, 72, was killed at a.m. Tuesday when she was bit by a car as she walked across a Mil- waukee streefcrTte driver was a 19-year-old youth- Milwaukee Police Officer Ernest J. Forster, SO, was found dead in liis garage -Monday. He appar- ently had been overcome by car- boa monoxide fames while remov- ing the chains from bis auto wheels. Youth Admits Car Killed Two DETROIT said today a 20-year-old youth surrenderee last night and said his car struck two Pontiac girls who lefl dying in a snowbank on New Year's eve. Held for questioning was An- thony Redmond, 20, of suburban Royal Oak. When he walked into the Royal Oak police station short- ly before midnight he was accom- panied by a 17-year-old youth, two 15-year-old girls who were with him on New Year's eve, and the father of one of the girls. Held as a witness was Doran Gushing, the other youth. The .girls were rleased to their parents. Their names were not disclosed. The two victims, Barbara Hollo- way, .17, and Jessie Anaston, 15, were struck as they walked along Woodward avenue after they had left a party shortly before. Police quoted Redmond as say- ing he was driving north on Wood- ward in a heavy fog, "watching the time because of the new year coming in." "It was exactly midnight we were saying 'Happy New Year" to each I caught a glimpse of a girl's coat and felt a bump." He said he got out and saw one of the girls lying in the snow. He said another car came along and he stopped it, telling the driver to call police. "I had been in trouble with the police before, and I knew I was in a. officers quoted Red- mond as saying. "We had a case of beer with us and two 15-year- old girls in the car. "I told Gushing to grab, the beer and throw it in the field." Redmond said the other driver went to telephone police, -adding, "We were so scared we drove Two college youths, Samuel Har- a junior at Clemson college in South Carolina and Ger- ald Sielaff, a Wayne university junior, had led police to the scene of the tragedy, telling officers of the youth who bad stopped- them. Day Deadline For Filing in Ohio Election Kefauver Favored If President Declines to Run WASHINGTON Democratic congressman quoted President Tru- man today as saying be hopes to make known before Feb. 6 whether he will run again. Rep. Hays of Ohio told reporters after a White House call that he iad pointed out to Mr. Truman [hat Feb. 6 is the last day for filing of candidates for delegates from Ohio to the Democratic national convention. He said Mr. Truman told him he "hoped he would be able to work out things so he would know what je is going to do before Feb. 6." r- In Ohio, the candidates for dele- gates must name their first and second choices for presidential nominees. Favors Kafauver Hays told reporters his own per- sonal support for the nomination, in event Mr. Truman decides against running again, will go to Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. Hays said that candidates for the presidency must give then- con- sent in writing in order for their names to be included with the list of delegates in the Ohio primary: "I know the President has the interest of the party at Hays said, adding that he believed the President would try to make his decision before the Ohio dead- line. Hays said he thinks there is some prospect that Mr. Truman and Sen. Kefauver may talk over the 1952 political situation soon. He said he told Kefauver last week that he ought to visit Mr. Truman and talk ever the situation with "Sen. Kefauver that he thought he miiht do Haya added. He said he told President Tru- man of his suggestion to the sena- tor, and the President said he "thought that would be fine." gome time ago, Mr. Truman told a news conference he had decided what he would' do, but would not announce it until after his State- of-the-Union, Economic and Bud- get messages went to Congress this month. Later, at a Key West conference, be told reporters it might be a little while after his messages went to Congress before he made known bis decision. Not Yet Ready To Say Hays, coming out of the White House, told reporters: "I asked the President if he is willing to say. whether he will be a candidate or not. He isn't" When .reporters looked a bit. startled, Hays smiled and said: "He isn't ready to say." Hays-said he was interested in seeking that the Ohio delegation is pledged to an active candidate for the President, rather than to some favorite son. He said he told Mr. Truman at his conversations with Kefauver and that "I suggested Sen. Ke- fauver come down and see him." "The: President said that would be the congressman said. He repeated, "The President said that would be fine." He said he assumed mat if Mr. Truman and Sen. Kefauver got together they would "discuss the whole political situation in 1952." Then he added that the President indicated he would make a decision before Feb. 6. Supreme Court Suspends Hiss WASHINGTON Supreme court took the first step today to- ward disbarring Alger Hiss, time State department official in prison for lying under oath, 1 The high tribunal in a formaT. order suspended Hiss from before the court and gave him 40 days to show why he should not be barred permanently. WEATHER FEDIRAL PORICAST Winona and Vicinity cloudy to cloudy and not so cold; tonight and Thursday. Low tonight- five above, high Thursday noon; 20. LOCAL WEATHER Official flbstJTvationi for the 34 hours ending .it 12 m. Tuesday: Maximum, 39; minimum, noon, 7; precipitation, Official observations, for the boon ending at 12 Maximum, 9; minimum, noon, 3; precipitation, none; sets tonight at sun; rises tof morrow at V ?V   

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