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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Partly Cloudy, Warmer Tonight And Friday by Hopper Starts Monday In This Newspaper; VOLUME 51, NO. 275 FIVE CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY TO, 1952 TWENTY PAGES Enterprise Sinks: 2 Aboard Saved Truman Says Keep Ike On Job as Long as Stay WASHINGTON Truman said today he will keep General Eisenhower on the job as supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe as long as Eisenhower will stay there. The President described Eisenhower as a grand man, and repeated at a news conference his past praise for him. Mr. Truman said he had the utmost confi- dence in the general and had showed it by nam- ing birn to one of the most important posts it was within his power to give. There has been speculation that Eisenhower might soon return to this country, now that he has made it plain he would accept a nomination from the Republican party for the presidency, if it should be offered to him. In response to questions, Mr. Truman con- ceded that the general would have to resign if he were nominated for President. But he said he will never relieve General Eisenhower of his post except at the general's request. Eisenhower has said he would not ask to be relieved. There were several attempts during this dis- cussion to get some word from the President as to whether he will run for re-election. He said weeks ago that he had made up his mind but was pot ready to make any announcement. In response to today's questions, the Presi- dent: 1. Said he will announce what he intends to do before the Republican convention selects its nominee in July. 2. Made it clear that despite his fondness for Eisenhower he would not hesitate to run against the general if he thought that was the thing to do. 3. Said he had approved a move to make Senator Humphrey the "favorite son" candidate of Minnesota for the Democratic nomination but declared that had no state- ment indicating he did not regard it as pre- cluding him from announcing for re-election himself. 45 Abandon Ship InP acme otorm Sb SEATTLE crew- men of the disabled freighter Pennsylvania abandoned the ship last night and today ships and air- planes sped to a spot on the storm- roiled waters of the North Pacific where they hope to find the sea- men. The crewmen and their officers left the split-open, water-logged jinx ship at p.m. They ap- parently preferred fighting moun- tainous seas and high winds in their frail life boats to remaining on the wallowing vessel. Four terse messages in the space of 25 minutes told of the dwindling hope after 10 hours battling the elements and the hopeless task of regaining control of the ship which was down at the bow and ship- ping tons of water through a 14-foot Congress Set to Give Truman Bigger Army f WASHINGTON election year Congress responded with de- mands for economy and no more taxes today to President Truman's State of the Union appeal for a broad program of foreign aid and domestic spending. Lawmakers gave signs they will support a speed-up in efforts to increase American military might. But the Republicans and Southern Democrats who can muster majority of both houses when they stick together appeared determined to back down the amount of foreign aid and to scuttle many of the President's domestic social secur crack on its port side. It was 6 a.m. yesterday when Responsibility For Clean-up Put on McGrath WASHINGTON President Truman today placed full respon- sibility for the government clean- up job on Attorney General J. How- ard McGrath. He also announced that McGrath will continue in his cabinet post The President told his weekly news conference, in response to questions, that the attorney gen- eral will carry out the job that is necessary in connection with the investigation of reports of scandals within the government. The President himself confirmed for the first time in recent weeks that McGrath is not stepping out of the cabinet, when he was asked about McGrath's statement the other day that no change in Mc- grath's status -is contemplated. He's correct, the President said, adding that there will be no change. Mr. Truman last week declined comment on reports current then that McGrath was on the way out. South Dakota Quads Will Be 21 Sunday FREDERICK, S. D. be no special observance when the Schense quadruplets reach their 21st birfidays Sunday. "The weather's too unreliable now but we may try to get to- gether for a little celebration lat- er James, one of the four- some, said today. James and his brother Jay re- main on their father's farm near here. Joan (Mrs. Don Scott) now .lives in Minneapolis. Jean, married and divorced, is employed in Aber- deen. The Schense quads were bom in 1931, when South Dakota farmers were in the grip of the depres- sion. Their, mother died two years later. But. their father, Fred Schense, a tenant farmer, and his second wife kept the family togeth- er on the farm until the two girls -left to marry a few years ago. I ity proposals. They had some backers among administration supporters for their economy-and-no-more taxes move ment. With Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill listening intent ly from a gallery seat, Mr. Tru man called on Congress yesterday to meet the "very real" threat of World War HI by bolstering the free nations of Europe and Asia with more economic and military aid. What He Asked The President proposed, among other things, (1) An increase in the size of the U. S. armed forces (2) An expansion of "Point Four' aid abroad to combat "stomach (3) Tougher infla tion controls and (4) A list of do mestic welfare measures including defense housing, labor law revi- sions, aid to education, medical care, stronger farm price sup- ports and a a month boost in social security benefits. Sen. McFarland of Arizona, the Democratic leader, was pleased that Mr. Truman called for an in- crease in the size of the Air Force and stepped up defense produc- tion. "I was glad that he stressed the necessity of carrying on our do- mestic the McFarland said. "His advocacy of more social security is in line with what I proposed." Republicans pounded the point that Mr. Truman made no men tion of economies. Senator Ives (R.-N.Y.) said the message "show- ed practically no concern over the actual economic welfare of the country." Sen. Martin (R-Pa) said Mr. Truman was proposing "high taxes, big spending, deficit financ- ing, unbalanced budgets and ever- increasing debt." Left Depressed Sen. Fulbright (D-Ark) said the President's message left him "de- pressed about the State of the Un- ion." Sen. Taft of Ohio, a Republican presidential candidate who got a hand from his colleagues when he walked into the House chamber, had no comment except observe that Mr. Truman seem- ed to have "backed down" on pre- vious demands for repeal of the Taft-Hartley act. The President asked for revision of the law. Senator Dirksen (R.-HL) said the speech laiS down only "a blueprint of exhaustion." i the ship's master, Captain George P. Plover of Portland, Ore., ra- dioed the vessel was in trouble. At noon he sent'an SOS, report- ing the crack in the hold and that the ship was taking water. At p.m. the radio reported the stern was completely out of water. At they sent another SOS and said "It looks like we have to abandon ship." Five minutes later: "Forfy-five persons aboard. Four boats." And at the final dramatic two words: "Leaving now." Meanwhile, seven ships the closest some 180 miles distant began churning toward the spot 465 miles northwest of the north- ern tip of Vancouver island and 600 miles south of, central Alaska's southern coastline. It is one of the roughest areas in the Pacific ocean, mariners say, and the weather yesterday and today is the worst in three years. Four airplanes left from U. S. Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard points. They won't be able to sit down but should reach the iso- lated spot to guide surface vessels and drop such supplies as may be needed, including life rafts and first aid equipment. The first ship is expected to reach the scene about 10 a.m. and two more in the next three hours. Whether they would find any or all of the men was only a matter for conjecture. It will take real seamanship to stay afloat in that water, Coast Guard officials said at Seattle. "We can only surmise that their danger on the ship must have been very a Coast Guard spokes- man said, "to make them choose the hazardous alternative of going overside in 45-foot waves." The Pennsylvania is a former Victory ship and originally was named the Luxembourg Victory. It was.en route to Japan at the time it became disabled after load- ing general cargo at Seattle and Vancouver, B. C. It was in distress on its last trip to Japan and also developed a crack in its deck plates on the starboard side, forward of the main deck house. It was miles out from San Francisco then and put back to Portland, Ore., for repairs before continuing to the Orient. 50-Pound Oregon Turkey Heaviest ST. LOUIS When it comes to talking turkey Mis- souri's Gov. Forrest Smith probably will moderate his statements a bit in the future. Two months ago Gov. Smith challenged fellow-governors to enter their state's largest tur- key in competition here at the National Turkey Federation Convention. The governor was sure Missouri would win. But when judges Announced their findings last night Mis- souri came in sixth in the competition. A 49-pound, 8-ounce entry owned by Loren A. Johnson of Scappoose, Ore., was the champion. Missouri's bird was a scrawny 40-pounds, 15- ounces. Second place went to a Min- nesota turkey, a -full- pound lighter than the winner. Utah placed third (45 Iowa fourth (44 and Tex- as fifth (42 pounds, 9 Reds Accused Of Scheming to Build Up Army Would Fdrce Repatriation Of Prisoners By OLEN CLEMENTS MUNSAN, Korea Allied ne- gotiators today accused the Com munists of scheming to strengthei their forces in Korea by "forced repatriation" of prisoners of war Rear Adm. R. E. Libby said the Reds are "scared to death" of giv ing war prisoners freedom of choice as to whether they want to be repatriated. He told the Reds that by oppos ing this principle in the Allied plan they "denounce individual freedom and advocate slavery." The U.N. again rejected the Re ected additional cutbacks in ma- erials. Inventories in many items remain at above normal levels, a fact which is expected partially to off- set production cutbacks. Many manufacturers anticipated that even with a cutback, a num- ber of appliances will require ag- gressive selling to keep stocks from piling up. This probably is not true of the newer appliances, such as automat- ic dishwashers, washers, dryers and garbage disposal units, trade sources said. The market for these items is growing. But one industry spokesman said appliance manufacturers have been "producing far. beyond any- thing that cutbacks in materials. indicated they could." A reason for this lies in the fact that some smaller manufacturers got out Of ;the market when short-: ages cropped. up, -making their al- locations of short materials avail- able to other Another reason lies; in development of al- ternate materials Jbr such critical metals as copper. In some in- ttese alternates have worked so. well they'll be used per- manently. Shown Above is the Flying Enterprise just before she capsized on her side and slid to the bottom of the North Atlantic off England this morning. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Mac Arthur May Be Keynoter at GOP Convention By JACK BELL WASHINGTON possibil- ity of inviting Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur to be keynote speaker at the Republican presidential nomi- nating convention is .under discus- sion by members of the party's ex- ecutive committee. A prominent GOP official, who asked not to be quoted by name told a reporter that he and his col- leagues have talked over such an invitation to the 'general. This party member .said Mac- Arthur is almost certain to be asked to make a major speech at the July convention in any event likelihood- confirmed in other Republican quarters. Contract Cited H MacArthur is invited to speak accepts the GOP conven- tion might note a contrast between his attitude toward Army regula- tions against political activity and that of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow- er. Eisenhower has m'ade it clear that so long as he is in uniform as North Atlantic Treaty Organi- zation (NATO) commander, he will not discuss political matters although he has made himself available for the GOP nomination if his friends can get it for him. Although Macarthur was reliev- ed of his Pacific commands by President Truman, tie five-star general remains technically on ac- tive duty, assigned to the chief of itaff but stationed in New York. The general's reported keen in- lerest in the presidential campaign is said to have led him to express ais political views in letters to some officeholders. Leans Toward Taft In these the general is reported to have made it clear he looks with a great deal of friendly inter- est on the bid of Sen. Taft (R.- Dhio) for the Reublican presiden- ial nomination. With this in mind, any invitation to MacArthur to keynote the con- vention might meet with opposi- iqn from within the ranks of the Eisenhower backers. The party's executive commit- :ee will meet in San Francisco his month but is expected to de- ay the selection of a keynoter un- il next April or May. Chicagoan Admits Registerinq 40 Times for Draft CHICAGO ffl Robert W. Freimann, 21, seized 'by the FBI yesterday, admitted regist- ering 40 times for the draft to ,get identification cards. He said 'he used the cards to cash in checks stolen from mail boxes. Harry T. O'Connor, head of the Chicago FBI office, said among checks Freimann stole was a government check issued to .Mrs. Joe Willie RJley, a Gold Star mother. The check was Mrs. Riley's monthly insurance benefit for the death of a son, S. Sgt William D. Riley, 20, a B-17 gunner killed over Germany in November, 1943. O'Connor said FreimamTad- mitted the false registrations. He was held on a charge, of falsely registering for the draft By mistake, Mrs. Riley was classified 1-A by a draft board recently and ordered for induc- tion. A board official said a false endorsement on Mrs. Riley's checks may have been a factor in classifying "Joe Wfllia Mey" 1-A. Question of U.S. Troops For S. E. Asia Discussed By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON question of whether the United States should underwrite the security of southeast by sending in troops if the administration today in the wake of the Truman-Churchill conference. The issue of what the Western powers and particularly the United States should do about possible Communist aggression in that area is high on the list of problems under discussion between Secretary of State Acheson and British Foreign Secretary Eden, it was learned. Tomorrow it also will be taken up by military chiefs of the United States, Britain and France in a three-power conference opening at the Pentagon. Harmony of A communique issued by the President and prime minister yes- terday, about the time Churchill left on a trip to New-York and Ot- tawa, reported that a "broad har- mony of view" had developed on the "many grave problems affect ing our two countries in the.Far East." This was applied specifically to Communist China with the state ment that "we recognize that the overriding need to counter the Communist threat in that area transcends such divergencies as there are in our policies toward China." Britain recognizes the Communist regime while the United States continues relations with the nationalist government on Formo- sa. After declaring support for the fight against the Reds in Korea, the President and prime minister welcomed the forthcoming military talks on southeast Asia and said their purpose will be "to consider specific measures to strengthen the security" of that area. There have been persistent re- ports recently that the Chinese Reds are building up strength near Indo-China for a major interven- tion in the long struggle there be- tween Communist forces and French and native anti-Communist troops. In Malaya the British for several years have been involved in a fight against Reds which Brit- ish officials concede is not going too well. Strain on British, French Both conflicts are said to have placed heavy strains on British and French resources and the re- ported feeling of those govern- ments is that if additional meas- ures are to be taken, and particu- larly if the Chinese Reds strike to the south, the problem of great- ly increased resistance will be al- most entirely up to the United States. Both American and British diplo- mats privately asserted that the "broad harmony of view" on Far Eastern policy was one of the more important accomplishments of the four days of conferences here. Britain's recognition of Commun- ist China, during the recent Labor government administration, has been a source of considerable dif- ficulty in Anglo-American co-op- eration. Authorities said that while there is no immediate pros- pect of .a change in the British policy under Churchill's Conserva- tive government, differences be- tween the two governments over. Far Eastern policy have now been for all practical purposes elimin- ated. Senate Asked To Ratify Turk, Greek Treaty (fl_ President Truman asked the Senate today to ratify an agreement bringing Greece and Turkey into the North Atlantic pact Enforce Present Law, Advice on Anti-Inflation WASHINGTON President Truman's call for a stronger anti- inflation law brought an "enforce the- one you've got" retort from Republicans today. But Sen. Moody (D-Mich) termed the present measure "entirely inadequate." Moody told a reporter Mr: Tru- man was "absolutely correct" in saying in his State of the Union message yesterday that "our stabilization law was shot full of holes" by Congress at the last ses- sion. Moody and other members of the Senate banking committee arrang- ed to talk the situation over, but Republicans in the group said in advance of the session that they, see no need for any major changes in the law. Sen. Capehart of Indiana, Senior Republican on the committee, said: "As for the President's conten- tion that we need a stronger con- trols law, I would say to him: 'Enforce the one you've got and you'll find it provides full and com- plete power to curb inflation.'" WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy with slowly rising tempera- ture tonight and Friday. Low to- night 12 in city, 8 in country; high Friday 30. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m., today: Maximum, 28; minimum 16; noon, 24; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 9. Capt. Carlsen, Tugboat Mate Pulled From Sea American Freighter Goes Down After 15-Day Battle LONDON The gal- lant American freighter Fly- ing Enterprise sank in stormy Atlantic today after a mighty two-weeks duel with the sea. Heroic Capt. Kurt Carlsen and First Mate Kenneth Daacy of tihe tow tug Tur- moil were snatched from tht churning waters to safety. Carlsen and Dancy leaped overboard when it became evident the freighter was going down under the crashing waves. The stand-by rescue fleet Promised New Ship NEW YORK presi- dent of the Isbrandtsen pronounced an emotion-choked "Well done, Carlsen" today and promised him command of an- other another "Flying Enterprise." A ship's bell in the office of Hans J. Isbrandtsen tolled the loss of a ship as he read to-, newsmen a tribute to Capt. Kurt Carlsen and requiem to the vessel the skipper tried for': two weeks to save. He said Capt. Carlsen will get command of another Iisf brandtsen Line vessel he is ready for it." He he "expects" another vessel? will be renamed the Flying- Enterprise. closed in. The tug Turmoil threw over a rope ladder and the two men clambered to safety. They were in the water only about four minutes. Carlsen refused to give up until the stricken freighter obviously was heaving her last. He had battled since the Christmas day hurricane to save his ship. His solitary duel with the Atlantic began Dec. 28 after he ordered all hands to abandon the ship, which carried a crew of 40 (Continued on Page 17, Column ENTERPRISE Ship Symbol locates approximate position of the Hying Enter- prise when she sank off the south coast of'England this forenoon. (A.P. Wirephoio to Tht Bapublicia-HartM.)   

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