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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Generally Fair, Warmer TonighJ and Friday VOLUME 51, NO. 269 Wear Your Winter Carnival Emblem FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY EIGHTEEN PAGES Russia Wants In on Korean Talks Storm May Drive Captain Oft Freighter May Not Be Able To Wait Until Rescue Tug Arrives LONDON second big storm in the North Atlantic, driven by winds of near-hurricane force, brought doubt today that Capt. Kurt Carlsen and his crack-bot- tomed freighter could stay afloat until night brings a hurrying tug. The U. S. Navy destroyer John W. Weeks, standing by as guardian for Carlsen and his Flying Enter- prise, radioed that "preparations have been made with Captain Carl- sen for rescue if required." This "was the first indication that the doughty captain may not be able to stick out his lone, iron man attempt to stay with his crewless ship. Aid Refused The captain told the Weeks over his radio: "Suggest we wait until weathe abates. I don't need those item that badly. You fellows are takin, a worse beating and suffering than I am." Carlsen stayed in the cabin amid ships without light or heat. Every two hours he has been calling th destroyer to talk with the com interested in "the state, of the weather, condition of his ship and arrangements fo: towing. "There are a great many mem 'ibers of the crew (of the de- stroyer) that would have swum to the Enterprise to deliver him a single cup of hot Weeks reported. "We are much more concerned for his safety than he is. He never expresses worry and is al- ways" bptimistic" about his currenl situation." Rolling Heavily The destroyer said the Flying En- terprise was rolling heavily in squalls driven before winds rang- ing up to 63 miles an hour. At times, the Weeks reports, the ship was heeled over 80 almost flat on its side. Carlsen survived another stormy dawn after five defiant and fright- ening nights alone on the Flying Enterprise, a freighter built during the war for Pacific coastal trade. Help was on the way. The Tur moil, one of the biggest deep sea tugs in Britain, battled through high seas and hail squalls, expect ing to complete her 300-mile dash from F'almouth to the floundering ship sometime tonight. Keeps Radio Going Carlsen, a Danish-born seaman from Woodbridge, N. J., apparent- ly secured himself to the bridge of the tossing vessel. Its port rail was smashed and heavy seas wash- ed against the deck. The Weeks stood by a mile away to save Carlsen if his vessel breaks up and sinks. Although its batteries were weak- ening, Carlsen's radio telegraph equipment enabled him to keep in touch with the destroyer, assuring his guardian he still was with his ship and its cargo to keep its value from falling into the hands of any- one able to take it in tow, The Weeks reported by radio to U. S. naval headquarters in Lon- don that "the weather was very rough, with rain squalls and very heavy swells." Tough Towing Job Still Carlsen stuck, vowing to stay "Until I'm towed or sunk." Whether the Flying Enterprise could be towed to port was an open question. Frederick Parker, captain of the Turmoil and veteran of 45 years at sea, made no promise. Sizing up his chore, Parker said: "It will be a massive job, ticklish job. "It means first getting about 12 men aboard to handle tow ropes. Parker had little idea when he could bring the ship in, if he suc- ceeds in getting tow ropes fastened. He could make Falmouth in three or four days with her if the sea calms. But weather forecasters could see nothing ahead but storms. The ten passengers and 39 crew- men of the Flying Enterprise were taken off the ship last Friday and Saturday. Carlsen, stubbornly courageous, refused to leave. The' worst hurricane in the North Atlantic in 50 years caught him Christmas week. On Christ- mas day the ship cracked. Wisconsin Rapids Pays Mayor WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. The office of mayor was put on a full-time basis by the city council Wednesday night, effective next April. The part-time, pays 400 per year. Under the new plan the mayor wfll receive Mossadegh Rejects World Bank Plans TEHRAN, Iran Premier Mohammed Mossadegh Enter Three today any plan by the world for at least temporary revival of Iran's idle "oil industry unless Primaries government has complete over the industry's Harold E. Mossadegh informed Robert announced today he will Garner, vice-president of the primary contests in -Ohio, Pennsylvania and Minnesota in his that he could see no reason for the Republican presiden- two bank representatives here nomination. visit the Abadan refinery told a news conference the bank accepts the principle has decided to go into Ohio be- complete Iranian authority. Mossadegh turned down flatly he feels that Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, also a candidate for the GOP nomination, has bank proposal for division of him in Pennsylvania ceeds from sale of oil Minnesota. In order to become Iran and the "biggest candidate for the presidential with the remaining proceeds to he took a leave of ab- placed in custody of the from the presidency of the of Pennsylvania. Presumably the biggest said he is deferring a er would be the Anglo-Iranian as to whether to eater Company, whose billion primary races in such holdings were taken over by states as New Hampshire, Iranian and Nebraska. Reds Rap As 'Slave Bart By DON HUTH MUNSAN, Korea The Com- munists today turned down an Allied plan for exchanging war prisoners and civilians as "no more than a barter of slaves." But a U.N. negotiator said he "rejected the categorical rejection of the Reds." North Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Sang Cho said he wanted no par of the Allied plan because it was Jo Davidson, 68, Famed American Sculptor, Dies PARIS Jo Davidson Jo Davidson, 68, 'amed American sculptor died of a heart attack last night at his country home in central France. The bearded sculptor, who rose rom New York's lower east side enements to the top level of art and living, had been regarded as n relatively good health despite a ew minor heart attacks in recent months. His wife telephoned friends in 'aris that Davidson died near lache, a village a few miles irom Tours. He had gone from his Paris wme to Becherqn, his country ilace, lor the Christmas and New fear holidays. He became ill late yesterday aft- ernoon and a doctor was sum- moned. Four hours later, at 9 p.m. French time, he was dead. Plan Rites Funeral arrangements were be- ing made today. Burial probably will be in Paris, his widow said. Many of the great men of his time sat for Davidson's sculpture nd many of his works are on per- manent display in museums and overnment buildings over the world. In recent years he had taken an interest in trends. political and social He won many prizes, including le French Legion of Honor. He had ved and studied many years in 'aris but had maintained a New York home until recently. "simply and solely on a one-for- one exchange." The Reds want .an all-for-all trade. Rear. Adm. R. E. Libby said that was the end result of the Al- lied plan. He refused to accept the Red rejection because the "either mis- understood our proposal or they are deliberately misinterpreting it in order to deliberately obscure the issues Waiting Instructions Libby indicated Lee might be waiting for new instructions. He reiterated that the U.N. plans to' return every prisoner of war who wants to be repatriated. He said the one-for-one exchange call- ed for in the fisst two points of the Allied plan would control mere- ly rate of exchange not the number of war prisoners and civilians ultimately traded. Another subcommittee, dealing with truce supervision, remained deadlocked Thursday over Com- munist insistence on the right to build and repair military airfields during an armistice. Both subcommittees will return to Panmunjom at 11 a.m. Friday. Exchange Plan Under the Allies' plan offered Wednesday, prisoners of war would be exchanged on a man-for-man basis until all prisoners held by one side are turned back. Then the side still holding prisoners would trade them for civilians. When all prisoners were traded there would be a mass exchange of remaining civilians. However, the Allies specified no one would be handed over against his will. The Red Cross would interview each one to make sure he wanted to be repatriated. While the Allies hold far more prisoners than the Reds, Libby said thousands of South Koreans serving in the Communist armies should be reclassified as war pris- oners and exchanged. Lee said Thursday no South Koreans have been impressed by the North Koreans. He said South Koreans in the Red army are "re- awakened Korean patriots." Raps Allied Plan Lee spent an hour and 40 min- utes blasting the Allied plan. He called it "no more than a barter of slaves" and "an attempt to detain an overwhelming proportion of the prisoners of war" in Allied iands. Chinese Col. Tsai Chang Wen said the Reds insist all prisoners of war be released and displaced persons be assisted back to their lomes. He said the U.N. was "not going to be able to capture any- jody at the conference table." Earlier Thursday Red China's Peiping radio called the plan a 'brutal and shameless" proposi- tion. The broadcast said the Allies first agreed to an all-for-all ex- change but then "refused to re- patriate all prisoners of war and, n substance, proposed an exchange on -a one-for-one basis." The U.N. has scaled down the number of prisoners it holds from' to Chinese and' North Koreans. About Koreans are in the process of being reclassified as South Korean civilians. West Crawling Out of Drifts; Roads Opened Three Known Dead in Colorado, Two Missing By The Associated Press Western states today are crawl- ing out from under the paralysis of a three-day snowstorm and sub- zero spell that marooned motorists, tied up rail traffic and took three lives in Another two are missing after the cab of a semi- trailer was swept off snow-packed Wolf Creek pass in Southwestern Colorado in a snow slide. Rescuers last night used snow plows, sleds and snowshoes to bite through eight-foot deep banks of snow and rescue 21 men marooned for more than five days in foot Cumbres pass on the Colorado- New Mexico border. The men were brought to Chama N. M., last night aboard a rescue train. All the men were reported in good shape. They included em ployes of the Denver and Rio Grande Western narrow gauge railroad way stations, crews o: four trains stalled in the pass and rescuers who were isolated by the storm. Pass Blocked The pass remained blocked to day, one used in three stuck in deep icy drifts and communications "to the summit of the pass are out, Eastern New Mexico, most 6i West Texas and the South Plains area of Texas are locked in the grip of an ice storm. Telephone calls out of Lubbock in West Texas are expected to be on an emergency basis Thursday because of ice on wires. Thirty minor wrecks were reported on highways in that area. The cold and ice extends' as far west as Central New Mexico. An estimated persons, meanwhile, were freed when high- ways connecting Utah's Uintah basin with Salt Lake City were opened. The persons had been iso- since Saturday. Trucks reached the region last night bring- ing in food supplies, which had run dangerously low. Coal supplies were reported short in Duchesne and Roosevelt, Utah. Hunt Truck Cab Wolf Creek pass in Southwestern Colorado remained closed today. A big truck was swept off the high- way Sunday night and two men were believed trapped in the cab, which has not been found. The men were identified as Rey- nolds Bradshaw and Earl Croft, both of Los Angeles, by the Watson Brothers Transportation Company. A passenger in the truck, Melvin K. .Herron, 38, of Ontario, Calif., escaped when the compartment in which he was sleeping was torn loose. Two men were frozen in a bliz- zard near Cortez in the Mesa Ver- de country of Southwestern Color- ado. Earl Lewis, a mail carrier, and Ernest Sharp were trying to walk to Rico when their truck stall- ed seven irfiles from the town. The crash of a light plane near the top of Monarch pass in Col- orado during a snowstorm Tues- day night took the life of Sandra Kay Moran, four-month-old Dum- as, Tex., child. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moran, were injur- ed. Cold in West The bite of sub-zero tempera- tures, dipping as far as 30 below or more in some places, continu- ed Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but considerable warm- ing was predicted over much of the Western states today. Blasting of dangerous slide areas in Colorado began Wednesday to prevent further stranding of mo- torists such as happened two and three days ago when 400 were trapped on mountain roads. More snow was held likely Fri- day for areas of Utah now. shaking off effects of the storm. Otherwise, it appears most of the area will have sunny skies Thursday and Friday. Maude And Bill huff and puff to get out of a bitter cold bath they got Wednesday while break- ing trail for a sleigh ride. They crashed through the ice on Mother's Lake near Minneapolis. Frank Langford, their owner, vainly tried to help Maude climb out. Nine firemen later got one horse out and then used it to pull out the second. Langford, who operates a sleigh ride service, escaped a dunking. The sleigh remained on the ice. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair .with- slowly rising tempera- tures tonight and, Friday. Low to- night 10, high Friday 34. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for. the 34 hours ending at'12. m., totsy: Maximum, 22; minimum, -3; noon, 22; precipitation, none; Jsun sets tonight at sun' rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 3. Navy to Change 2 Cruisers Into Missile Warships WASHINGTON WV- The Navy soon will be begin converting two heavy cruisers into the world's first known guided missile war- ships. It was learned today the ton Canberra and Boston, which have been in the mothball fleet, will sail from the West coast, pro- bably within a week, to East coast yards for a start on the remodel- ing. An authoritative Navy source declined, however, to say how much time would be needed eith- er for conversion. The two cruisers are of the Bal- timore class, ten of which went in- to the mothball fleet after World War II. The main armament of this class consists of nine .eight- inch guns in two forward and one after turrets. Both ships were commissioned in 1943. Normally, a major conversion of a warship, such as an aircraft carrier, takes from one to two years. Conversion into a guided missile ship an entirely new require even more time. Then, too, there are indications that at. least that long may be needed to bring into practical, op- long ship- Sparta Gets Rent Control WASHINGTON Rent con- trols will become effective in Sparta, Wis., next Tuesday, the Office of Rent Stabilization an- nounced today. Rent Stabilization Director Tighe E. Woods said the controls will cover all residential housing throughout Monroe county. Maximum rents allowable will be those charged on Sept. 1, 1950. Woods said reopening of Camp McCoy caused housing shortages and high rents in the Sparta area, which has been designated as criti- cal. .Wisconsin rents had been decon- trolled by the state legislature. erational form a true range guided .missile for board use. A high official, discussing the program with a reporter today, said the main batteries would be stripped off, since the bombard- ment firepower would be in the missile batteries. Big guided mis- siles could use either conventional or atomic warheads. The official said, in answer to a question, that if the experiment with the cruiser conversion proves iatisfactory the Navy might de- cide to use some of its mothballed battleships in the same program. [t has, in addition to the [owa class battlewagons now in commission, six fast battleships of the Indiana, South Dakota and Sorth Carolina class. Kefauver Plans To Enter Race, Pearson Says By DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON Sen. 3stes Kefauver of Tennessee def- nitely plans to announce his can- iidacy for. the Democratic nom- nation early next President Truman runs or not. The announcement will follow a private meeting in Washington with close .advisers. One important decision to be made- at this meeting will be the selection of a campaign manager. it-Congressman John Carroll of Denver and Congressman .Wayne lays of Ohio are among, those be- ing urged on the crime-busting Kefauver teUs intimates that, in he event of his nomination, it. will >e- entirely up to-the. convention o select the vice-presidential run- ning mate. However, he is being accept a prominent Mid- west Democrat leader such as Gov. Frank Lausche of Ohio, Gov. kdlai Stevenson of Illinois, or Gcv. lennen Williams of Michigan From Sen. McCarthy WASHINGTON ffl suit charging slander and breach of contract was filed aeainst Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) here yesterday by the man convicted by Swiss courts of political spying for the senator. Charles E. Davis of Pasadena, Calif., said in his petition he made a verbal agreement with McCar- thy Sept. 25, 1949 to get certain information about State depart- ment employes in Europe. He said he lived up to his part of the bargain until he was arrest- ed last November, ,but that Mc- Carthy had not. McCarthy said the suit was "too ridiculous to require comments" and added he planned to find out Senator Russell Deplores Paying Of Flier Ransom WASHINGTON (Si-Senator Rus- sell (D.-Ga.) today denounced the payment of to Hungary for the release of four captured U.S. fliers and said he was certain "the whole thing was directed right out of the Kremlin" in Moscow. Russell told newsmen "it sets a bad precedent" and "puts us in a bad light before the world" to "yield to a blackjack in the hands of a cheap little satellite Russell, -Who heads the Senate armed services committee, said this group might look into the of the fliers at a ses- sion with the nation's top military leajjprs next week. The four airmen were freed last Friday after American officials paid in fines for each man. They were convicted on charges of violating Hungary's border after getting lost and landing in that country on Nov. 19. U.S. officers said the four were on a routine flight in a cargo plane and were blown off course. Suggest U.N. Security Council Take Charge Vishinsky Hints At New Moves In Southeast Asia By STANLEY JOHNSON PARIS Russia, in a surprise move, proposed today that the United Nations Security Council intervene in the Korean armistice negotiations. It asked that both Korea and the lessening of world tensions be considered at a high level, possibly by foreign ministers or chiefs of state. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky submitted the proposal to the 60-nation political commit- tee after a long speech denounc- ing a Western collective action plan, and hinting ominously at events to come in Southeast Asia. The American delegation imme- diately frowned on the Vishinsky proposal. American informants pointed out that the U. S. favors continuation of collective measures as an im- portant factor in the U. N. ef- forts for peace. They said the call for a security, council meeting has been made before without re- sponse from the Russians who would not recognize Nationalist China as a member of the council. Hold Veto Power The Americans said that since the Soviets have veto power in the council, it would be useless to bring the Korean armistice ne- gotiations to that body, adding that the place for successful conclusion of such talks is in Ko- rea, with the veto-free general as- sembly deciding later on a politi- cal settlement. Vishinsky proposed that the council be called under article 28 of the IT. N. charter which auth- orizes governments to send chiefs of state or foreign ministers delegates to such council meet- ings. This made the proposal look like another version of the U.S.S.R. of its current peace a five- power meeting, including Red China, to bring about a pact of peace. The Soviet suggestion was ef- fered to counter the U-power draft calling upon the U. N. to set up new anti-aggression machinery. It was made after Vishinsky deliver- ed a speech denouncing the ern draft as one that could lead Russell said now that the pre- only to war He said the Ameri- i nrAnncal "K n i 1 who has is behind it. He said Davis claimed to be completely broke, and "it will be interesting to find out who is financing him in this new venture." The senator said his investiga- tion might lead to jail sentences for contempt "for improper use of judicial processes." Davis, a Negro, was arrested in Geneva, late last year. At the time, McCarthy de nied any association with him. Nevertheless, the Swiss court con- victed Davis on charges of political espionage on behalf of McCar- thy, sentenced him to eight months in prison, ed. and ordered him deport- Davis' petition said -McCarthy's statements that he had.no connec- tion with him caused him not only loss of wages but cut down his chances of getting future jobs be- cause of the and ad- verse Bachelor Farmer DiesatBagley GONVICK, Minn. A bachelor farmer who for four days avoided death from freezing by placing a lighted kerosene under his bed covers died Tuesday at a Bag- ley John Gulvick, 58, of rural G-on- vick, was found in his unheated house, sick and suffering from ex- posure and the lack of food. He was found huddled in a corner of tus home a few hours 'before he died. Gulvick told authorities he often crawled into bed doling the four a lighted lantern un- der the. covers to warm himseK, He was. taken to the- 'hospital over snow-clogged roads in a jeep. cedent has been set, "there is no telling where this will stop." He said the U.S. should have let the men serve three month jail terms, in lieu of the fines, and then given the to them. The Georgian said that permit- ting the men to serve their jail sentences "may seem cruel to the individuals themselves" but "there are occasions which arise when men are called upon to make un- usual sacrifices for their coun- try." Truman Renews Plea to Sfeelmen To Cancel Strike ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.