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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Tuesday; Warmer Tuesday Wear Your Winter Carnival Emblem VOLUME 51, NO. 272 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 7, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES Indicates Willingness The British salvage tug Turmoil (foreground) strains at its hauser ISO miles out of Falmouth, England, as she tows the stricken. American freighter Flying Enterprise to port. Standing guard over the odd procession is the destroyer, U.S.S. Keith (left back- Because of the location of the towing hauser aboard the freighter the Flying Enterprise is towing at a sharp angle to the course of the tug. (A.P. Wirephoto via radio from London.) Flying Enterprise Halfway to Port LONDON Capt. Kurt Carlsen and the Flying Enter- prise were halfway to haven today. At 8 a.m. the tug Turmoil and the gale-crippled American freighter she is towing were reported 152 miles from the Cornish port of Fal- mouth. The tug hoped to make port sometime Wednesday. 'Carlsen's heroic stand with his near-sinking he re- fused to started some 300 miles west of the English coast, where the Flying Enterprise almost capsized in the worst Atlantic storm in 50 years. The U.S. destroyer Willard Keith, escorting the tug and her charge, reported the litfleconvoy'a 8 a.m. position and oTEn: terprise unchanged." The message said the 'weather was cloudy, with a light fog, the sea moderate with A westerly and visibility was RX three to six miles. IV11SS lOn Heavier weather earlier had forced the tug to take a zig-zag course to ease the strain on the tow. The battered Flying Enterprise TODAY Churchill May Fail By JOSEPH and STEWART ASLOP WASHINGTON real story of Winston Churchill's American visit looks like being depressingly simple. The great British Prime Minister came to this country to offer an embrace. But when the caller walked in the door, he found the temperature in the parlor al- ready glacial, and the young lad- ies sitting with extreme primness on the extreme edge of the hardest sofa. Under the circumstances, the embrace is all too likely not to be offered after all. This, perhaps too frivolous im- age expresses an immensely grave choice by the American policy- makers. This choice is still ten- tative, and may perhaps be altered in the marathon conversations that are now going on. But even be- fore Churchill arrived, President Truman, Secretary of State Dean G. Acheson and their advisers had rather obviously decided not to grant the British leader what he mainly wanted, which was a strengthened partnership between America and Britain. A CONFLICT OF WORLD views was involved. In the world view ol Winston Churchill, a strong, inti- mate and organic partnership be- tween America and Britain is the only possible core and center of the Western alliance. He is known to believe that the two nations' wartime partnership has lately been allowed to lapse in a most dangerous way. And although there were many other vital issues to discuss, his main object in com- ing to this country was to restore the Anglo-American partnership to full working order. The Churchill world view- was formerly shared by many of the wisest American policy makers. As recently as 1949, the brilliant Ambassador-Designate to Moscow, George Kennan, all but got approv- al for a plan of the sort that would appeal to Churchill. But the State Department of Dean G. Acheson now fears that closer partnership with Britain will entail "sacrificing This Acheson State Department remem- bers with resentment the foot- dragging British approach to the various projects of European- un- ion. It shrinks from bruising the feelings of the French and other, lesser allies, by forming special links with Britain. And it shrinks also from involvement in Britain's liabilities outside Europe, such as the bitter unpopularity of the British in the Middle East. FOR THESE REASONS, Ache- son does not want what Churchill wants. He is even reported to have said that he could not see why the Prime Minister bothered to come to America, since everything was being satisfactorily handled (Continued on Page 9, Column 1) ALSOPS i today was almost flat on her port side, but still "being towed the Turmoil's radio operator said in a radio telephone call to the Associated Press. He reported Capt. Carlsen "more confident than ever" that his battered ship would reach a safe harbor. Congress Back In Session Tomorrow WASHINGTON The 82nd Congress starts its election-year session tomorrow, with politics likely to weigh heavily in all ma- jor actions. The next six months are expect- ed to bring forth decisions, one way or the other, on such major matters as universal military training, foreign military and eco- nomic aid, economic controls at home, and defense spending. (President Truman's State of the Union message may be heard locally on KWNO at a. m. (Winona time.) Leaders are hopeful the session can wind up in time for the July political conventions so members can go home afterward for the fall campaigns. All House seats will be at stake in the November voting. So will 32 Senate seats, as 'well as the presidency and the vice-presiden- cy. Because of the approaching elec- tions, observers generally expect the session to be marked more by talk than by action. Conrad Delivers Snowballs to Miami MIAMI, Fla. Conrad, 47- year-old Minneapolis and Winona, Minn., pilot, delivered 11 snowballs to the Chamber of Commerce here Saturday night. Conrad, 5028 Blake road, Hop- kins, landed his Piper Pacer plane at p.m. Saturday, 13 hours and 39 minutes after he took off from Minneapolis. He had flown more than miles. Conrad said he kept the plane feet most of the way and that his flight was "very smooth." He flew by instruments all the way. After delivering the snowballs, Conrad went to a dance celebrat- ing Aviation Week. Sunday he was a guest at the Miami air show. 7 CHURCHILL, TRUMAN TALKS CONTINUE Anglo-American Differences Being Studied By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON LB-High policy talks between President Truman and Prime Minister Churchill move into the second and more earnest stage today with a frank appraisal assured of Anglo-Amer- ican differences over several world danger spots. The two chiefs of state with a full panel of advisers on each side were scheduled to meet at the "White House in two sessions, the first at a.m., the second in the afternoon at a time to be fixed. Two more of these full working sessions are slated for tomorrow, after which a public statement on results will be issued. The groundwork for the full- dress meetings was laid in a se ries of' get-acquainted-again talks which the President and Prime Minister held Saturday, following Churchill's arrival here. Talk on Yacht A 75-minute conference of the two leaders and their top advisers aboard the presidential yacht Wil liamsburg after dinner Saturday night was described by White House Press Secretary Joseph Short as having been on "the friendliest basis'." Mr. Truman, presiding at the head of the table in the ship's din- ing compartment, led off the dis- cussion in which Churchill, British foreign-Secretary Eden, U. S. Sec- fiStesy.fefjState Acheson, Treasury Secretary 'Shyder and Defense Secretary Lovett all spoke in some detail. There was no official disclosure of what they said, but authorities indicated they generally em- phasized the importance of Anglo- American co-operation. The discussion reportedly brought out as problems to be dealt with such issues as relations with Red China (which Britain rec- the Anglo-Iranian dispute over oil which United States offi- .cials have regarded much more fearfully than the British as a po- tential source of new Russian trou- ble; and the British-Egyptian row over a Suez Canal guard force, and the Sudan, which the United States also regards as a source of possible Russian trouble. No Meeting Sunday There was no meeting between the President and Prime Minister Sunday. Instead Churchill and members of his party lunched at the Pentagon with Defense Secre- tary Lovett and other American of- ficials and military leaders. Be- fore and after the luncheon the American Joint Chiefs of Staff and top British military men held long conferences in the office of Gen. Omar Bradley, JCS chairman. Lovett said the luncheon was "entirely a social affair, a chance for us to meet the Prime Minister, not only in his role as prime min- ister but as minister of defense." Last night Lovett, Acheson and General Bradley dined at the Bri- tish embassy with Churchill and members of his delega- Shown Above is the rear of the St. Charles hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., in flames this morn- ing. Two other hotels and several business places were destroyed in the fire. The Republican-Herald.) (A.P. Wirephoto to 3 Atlantic City Hotels, Block of Stores Destroyed ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. rampaging, wind-whipped fire wip- ed out three unoccupied hotels, a ijlock of Boardwalk stores and a 300-room section of the big St. Sharles hotel on Atlantic City's famed Boardwalk today. The twin-towered, 12-story St Charles, closed for the winter sea- son, still burned at noon and fire- men concentrated their efforts to save what remained of the 400- room structure. There were unofficial estimates ;hat the fire damage might run in- to several million dollars. The cause of the blaze was not determined immediately. As flames licked from top to bot- :om in one tower section of the St. Charles, 100 guests in the Breakers hotel, across the street, .were ordered evacuated. A two-block area of smoulder- ing ruins marked the path o' the early morning fire. All of the burned hotels -were closed for the winter season. No one was reported injured as he roaring flames spread before 34-mile-an-hour ocean wind. Seven Perish in Fire At Westfield, Mass. WESTFIELD, Mass. persons perished in an apartment- business block fire amid screams for help heard more than three blocks distant. Police and Red Cross officials said as far they have been able to determine 14 were at home at the time of the fire. Six later were accounted for. One still is missing. All five floors collapsed into the cellar in a tangled mass of burn- ing wreckage that firemen found impossible to probe immediately. other tion. Supreme Court Upholds Award Against Union WASHINGTON Supreme court today unanimously upheld a Taft-Hartley act damage award against Harry Bridges' In- ternational Longshoremen's Union. The judgment won by the Juneau (Alaska) Spruce Corp. was the largest to date and the first to reach the high court. Fourteen other persons were in jured, 12 serious enough to be kept at Noble hospital. The other two were discharged after treatment. Fire Chief Jeremiah A. Moriarty estimated property damage st 'more than One of the walls collapsed at the height of the blaze and crashed through the roof of an adjoining one-story block of stores. Fire Chief Moriarty said there would have been many more cas- ualties had it not been for the heroism of several firemen, po- licemen and onlookers who disre- garded personal safety to carry tenants down fire escapes and lad-' amendments to be submitted to ders. Robert L. Greaney, a navyman 5 Constitutional Changes Get Burnquist's O.K. ST. PAUL General Burnquist today approved the titles and outlined the purpose and effect of each of the five constitutional amendments to be submitted to I voters at the Nov. 4 general elec- tion. i J-i. VJJ. ttujcj T a. uavjuiau _ on leave; Chester Dawicki, an Force man also on leave, and Min- go Grunerio, were credited with saving five persons who were on the point of collapse when reach- ed. Greaney later re-entered the building but was forced back when flames burned the coat off his back and singed his hair. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Tuesday. Warmer Tues- day. Low tonight 18, high Tuesday 36. LOCAL WEATHER the 1951 legislature, are: 1. Investment of permanent trust funds. 2. Revision of the constitu- tion by a convention. 3. Clarifying qualifications of voters. 4. Prescribing the qualifica- tions and jurisdiction of a pro- bate judge. 5. Distribution of the motor vehicle tax. Burnquist also advised Secretary of State Mike Holm in two addi- tional legal opinions to disregard a conflict between the title and body of the law relating to the proposal to revise the constitution, and cleared up a legislative error in the probate judge amendment. Burnquist advised Holm that the Official observations for the _24 purpose of the first amendment is hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 31; minimum, 11 noon. 25; precipitation, trace. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 28; minimum, 11; noon, 28; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to morrow at Additional weather on Page 12. Top Governmental figures of two nations ap- pear in this U.S. Navy photo of a "social evening" aboard the presidential yacht Williamsburg, in a prelude to earnest discussions to follow in Wash- ington. In the group are, front left .to right, British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden; Prime Minister Winston Churchill; President Truman; Secretary Dean Acheson; Treasury Secre- tary John Snyder; Defense Secretary Bobert Lov- ett, and, rear, U.S. Ambassador to England Walter Gilford; Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; British Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Oliver Franks; British Paymaster Gen. Lord Cherwell; British Secretary for Commonwealth Helations Lord fcmay, and W. Averell Harriman, Mutual Security Administrator. (International Sourdphoto.) to change the present provision relating to investment' of state permanent trust funds in bonds of government subdivisions. The constitution now provides that permanent trust fund loans or investments cannot be made when the bonds to be issued would make the entire bonded indebtedness ex- ceed 15 per cent of the "assessed valuation" of the taxable property by the county, school district, city, town or village. If the amendment is adopted, the constitution would provide such loans or'investments shall not be made whsn the entire bended in- debtedness exceeds "ten per cent of the full and true valuation" of the taxable property of a political subdivision. Purpose of the second proposal, Burnquist said, is to provide that a revision of the constitution by a convention must be submitted to voters for their approval or rejec- tion. It must be submitted at the next general election held not less than 90 days after the adoption of the revision by a convention, and further, that three-fifths of all voting on the question is required tor adoption. Amendment No. 3 relating to qualification of voters is mostly for purposes of clarification and does not materially change the present constitutional provision. Purpose of Amendment No. 4 is to empower the legislature to jrescribe by law the qualifica- ions of a'probate judge, and by a :wo-thirds vote, to establish the- urisdiction from time to time of he probate court. The final amendment would dis- tribute the motor vehicle tax dif- 'erently Now, all proceeds are said into the state highway sinking und. The proposal provides that, 35 per cent shall go to the high- way sinking fund, 10 per cent to municipalities, based on popula- ion, and 25 per cent to counties. Minnesotans Set To Push Drive For Eisenhower Proclaims Self Republican Name Will Go on New Hampshire Ballot; Other States Organized By JACK BELL and MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed himself a Republican today, and made it clear he would accept that party's presidential nomination if it is offered. But he said he won't actively seek it. In a Paris statement, the 61-year-old general swept away much of the fog of uncertainty that has swirled for the last five years about his place in the picture of presi- dential possibilities. His statement was prompted by the weekend move from Senator Lodge who announced (A) That Eisenhower's name would be entered in the March 11 New Hampshire presidential primary, and (B) That there would be a "finish fight" to win the GOP nom- ination for the general. Eisenhower, who has been talked as both a Democratic and a Re- publican presidential possibility, made these main points in his statement: 1. He said Lodge was correct in calling'him a Republican. 2. He has no intention of ask- ing that he be relieved .of hi> present assignment as leader of the European defense forces. 3. He will not take part in pre-convention activities of those seeking the nomination for him. 4. He recognizes the right of others to engage in an attempt "to place before next July (when-the Republican conven- tion meets) a duty that would transcend my present responsi- bility." Eisenhower's statement tremend- ously cheered Republicans who have been working for the nomina- tion and have felt themselves hand- icapped'by the general's long sil- ence. Text of Statement The text of his statement: Senator Lodge's announce- ment of yesterday as reported in the press gives an accurate account of the general tenor of my political convictions and of my Republican voting record. He was correct also in stating that I would not seek nomina- tion to political office. I have frequently and public- ly expressed my refusal to do so. My convictions in this regard have been reinforced by the character and importance of the duty which I was charged more than a year ago by our country and the other nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. America's en- lightened self-interest and the future of Western civilization alike demand success in our- collective effort to produce se- curity against Communistic threat and to preserve peace. Under no circumstances win I ask for relief from this as- signment in order to seek nom- ination to political office and I shall not participate in pre-convention activities of oth-_ ers who may have such an in- tention with respect to me. Of course there is no ques- tion of the right of American citizens to organize in pursuit of then- common' convictions. I realize tHat Senator Lodge and his associates are exercis- ing this right in an attempt to place before me next July a duty that would transcend my present responsibility. In the absence, however, of a clear- cut call to political duty I shall continue to devote my full at- tention and energies to the per- formance of the vital task to which I am assigned. Eisenhower's statement today came after Senator Lodge of Mas- MINNEAPOLIS Minnesotans for Eisenhower are ready to step up their state campaign. Bradshaw Mintener, chairman oi the group, Sunday said seven tem- porary secretaryships have been set up in Minnesota congressional districts, and two others will be named shortly. "If Eisenhower is in the New Hampshire Mintener said, "he definitely will be a can- didate. "And I can give my personal assurance now, for the first time, that Eisenhower is a Republican.' A friend of the general's, Min- tener said the Democratic party "with its bungling of foreign policy and its appeasement of is the antithesis of all that Eisen- hower stands for. "The Republican party is his only possible he said. Mintener declared that if Eisen- hower becomes a candidate "you'll have the most-complete and fight- ing campaign you've ever seen." Ike backers in the state, he said, have no further plans to enter the general in the Minnesota presiden- tial primary. Senator Lodge (R., national leader of Eisen- hower forces, still opposes favorite son fights, Mintener said. "But the pressure of er's entry here continues to Mintener went on, "and stassen himself seems to be ignor- ing the favorite son idea by jump- ing into the Ohio primary." Recent developments, Mintener declared, make any idea of an Eisenhower Stassen collaboration completely impossible. Mintener said the seven tem- porary secretaryships set up so Ear, are tiie following: First Swan, Ro- chester, and Gordon R. Closway, Winona. Miller, South St. Paul. Larson, Minne- apolis. R. Arnold, St. Paul. Johnson, Minne- apolis. Jensen, Brainerd. Snyder, Moorhead. Talks Deadlocked, Vishinsky Claims PARIS Foreign Min- ister Andrei Y. Vishinsky said to- day the Korean truce talks at Pan- munjom have reached a deadlock. He urged a high level security council meeting to help break it (Continued on Page 14, Column 1) EISENHOWER With A Huge portrait of his favorite as a background Sen. Henry r Cabot Lodge (R.-Mass.) tells newsmen at a press conference Washington that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's name will be entered in the New Hampshire primary. (A_P. Wirephoto to The Republi- f can-Herald.)   

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