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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy and Colder Tonight And Sunday VOLUME 51, NO. 277 U.N Read By Hedda Hopper Starting Monday FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA. MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 1VI952 TODAY Cabinet Picking Lots of Fun By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Favorite polit- ical parlor game in Washington these days is composing imaginary cabinets for President Robert Al- phonso Taft. Under the rules, the theoretical Taft cabinet of the fu- ture is chosen by the usual method, from among the leading men who have most valuably supported the Taft forces in the grim pre-elec- tion struggle. Some typical results of this new pastime are perhaps worth recording. For secretary of state. General of the Army Douglas MacArthur has the lead. No one has played so eminent a role in the Taft pre- convention campaign. No one, seemingly, has contributed more Importantly to the mature Taftian theory of foreign relations. As the leading global thinker in the Taft camp, the general has a prescrip- tive right to this post. FOR SECRETARY OF DE- FENSE, Col. Robert R. McCormick wins hands down. The self-confess- ed inventor of the rifle, a noted stu- dent of military strategy, and above all, the owner of the crucial Illinois delegation, the colonel looks like a natural. For attorney general, Sen. Jo- R. McCarthy is strongly favor- ed. The McCarthy campaign alleged Communist plotters In the government has greatly strengthened the public support for Taft. As attorney general, McCar- thy will make sure that no subver- sives infiltrate the new adminis- tration, and even if his methods of pursuing this approved objec- tive become a trifle excitable, President Taft will be. there to hold Mm in check. For secretary of commerce, Sen. Owen Brewster is first choice. As the great senatorial friend of Pan- American Airways, Sen. Brewster takes a lively interest in civil avia- tion, control of which centers in the Commerce Department. And as the leading Taft lieutenant in the Senate, Brewster ought to have his pick of jobs. FOR SECRETARY OF LABOR, Rep. Fred Hartley, co-author of the Taft-Hartley act, is almost au- tomatically named. About other places there is some dispute. Many favor Sewell Avery for secretary of the treasury, as a conspicuous meeter of pay rolls, but it is also objected that this will make two members of the cabinet from Illinois. Again, most players of the game agree that the Inter- ior Department ought to go to the Right Wing Western Republican who can break Gov. Warren's con- trol of the California delegation in Sen. Taft's favor; but there is argument about who this will be. While some predict that the chief of the China lobby, Alfred Kohlberg, wfll be called to serve as under secretary of state, others assert that Kohlberg will only receive the assistant secretaryship for Far Eastern affairs. Again, there is de- bate whether Brig. Gen Hanford McNider or Maj. Gen Patrick J. Hurley ought to be Sec- retary of the Army. And although John Marshall, who has learned the South's problems at the auc- tions of Southern Republican dele- gates, is widely favored for chair- man of the proposed voluntary Fair Employment Practices Com- mission, others assert that Mar- shall's faithful services merit a higher reward. THESE NAMES, a't lany' rate, are enough to convey the general idea of the Taft cabinet game, which' is strongly tinged with the customary malice of politics in an election year. Obviously no one really expects Sen. Taft to con- struct a cabinet of the sort listed, although some of the men men- tioned, such as Gen. MacArthur, might weH be called to serve un- der President Taft. Nonetheless, these imagined lists of Taft cabinet members conceal a point of enduring -meaning for the coming election. The truth is that all of the men named above wfll have most important claims on Sen. Taft if he wins the Presi- dency. The further truth is that ai the moment, these men and others like them are the most-conspicu- ous figures in the Taft camp. And this in turn must constitute a seri- 6ns dilemma for Sen. Taft. vON THE ONE HAND, the sena tor does not really agree, so far as the record shows, with all that said and believed by these emi- nent supporters of his, even in- cluding Gen. MacArthur. He can independence of an of them; he can even repudiate some of them, before convention ,time comes. He will then stand (ContimMd on tl. Column 8. ._ ALSOPS Mr. And Mrs. Eugene Callahan, Mankato, Minn., hold their 18-day-old son who was returned to them in New Ulm, Minn., after being kidnaped and held for 17 hours. Police said Mrs. Leonard Scheid, about 35, has admitted kidnaping the baby to re- place one she lost four months ago through miscarriage. (A.P. Superior Protests Air Maneuvers Over City SUPERIOR, Wis. Bl-A collision of two Air Force fighter planes over downtown Superior Friday brought a protest from City Manager Jobert E. Baumberger over "simulated dogfights." There were no serious casualties in the crash. Baumberger said Friday night he had lodged a formal protest with the Air Force and added, "Superior residents are up in arms over this performance. They don't like to be made subjects of the whims and antics of these pilots. It's something that has to be stopped if we have Floating Debris Found in Search For Pacific Ship SEATTLE UPl-Spurred by the finding of debris and floating car- go, air and sea searchers pointed oward a smaller area southeast of the spot where the freighter Pennsylvania and its 45-man crew ast were heard from Wednesday. The floating material, sighted by both aircraft and surface vessels, was found in a region 24' to 34 miles south and southeast of the ast known position of the disabled ship. It resulted in immediate change of plans, cutting down the search area from the square miles covered yesterday to a 60 by 60 mile square miles) area to- day. Moderating seas and warmer weather were seen as major help in the task of finding the crewmen who took to their, lifeboats Wed- nesday evening in 35 degree tem- peratures and high seas kicked up by 40-mile winds. 20 More Jap War Criminals Paroled TOKYO more Japa- nese war criminals serving 10 to 12 year sentences were ordered paroled Jan. 22 from Sugamo pris- on, the supreme command's legal section announced today. The releases will bring to 575 the number of war criminals freed under supervision by the com- mand's parole plan. to go to Washington about it." Six F-51s from the 109th inter- ceptor unit based at Wold-Cham- berlain air field at Minneapolis were flying at feet over Su- perior shortly before noon when two of the ships clipped wings. Both Pilots Safe .CaptvDavid. W. ,5Winn, 28, Min- neapolis, parachuted put' of his damaged plane, suffering a gash on his forehead on hitting the ground. His plane crashed into a yard and burst into flame. Am- munition exploded but no specta- tors were hurt. The other pilot, Capt. Laudell Hames, 28, also of Minneapolis, brought his ship down in a belly landing on ice of St. Louis Bay. He was unhurt. Baumberger said he had wired this protest to Capt. Karl Waldron, Minneapolis, commander of the 109th: "I wish to protest that your planes are endangering the lives and property of the people of Su- perior. Will you please send a com- plete explanation of the reason why your planes continued to frighten citizens here today after one ship had crashed into our Unfortunate Mishap (Baumberger referred to the fact the remaining planes hover- ed over the scene to determine the fate of Winn's ship.) "I also wish to know what re- tribution will be made and what action taken to prevent similar oc- currences over this said the city manager. Capt Waldron denied the crash was due to any "whims" of the pilots. He said it was an "unfor- tunate mishap." Capt. H. Ross Miller of the 179th fighter-interceptor unit stationed at Duluth, said a board of inquiry would be named to study the cause of the collision. Mrs. Leonard Scheid Black Market Angle of Baby Theft Probed MANKATO, Minn. A 35- year-old New Ulm woman, thwart- ed in motherhood, was held here without charge today after the re- turn of an infant kidnap- ed Thursday from a Mankato home. Mrs. Leonard Scheid told officers she was "desperate for a child" when sh'e took the baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Callahan at gun- point after locking the mother and another of the Callahan's six chil- dren in a clothes' closet. Ed Larson, New Ulm police chief, who recovered the infant and took Mrs. Scheid into custody, said she told this story: Four months ago she lost her own baby through a miscarriage. Later she struck up a conversation with a woman she knew only as a Alice" from Springfield, lyrjnn ia-Ia New .Ulm. tavern. "Mrs. Alice" told her many il- legitimate babies were being born in Minneapolis and she could ob- tain one for Mrs. Scheid. In vary- ing amounts, Mrs. Scheid paid the woman more than gained by selling bonds owned by Scheid and by leaving household bills unpaid. When "Mrs. Alice" failed to pro- duce the baby, as promised, on Wednesday, Mrs. Scheid decided to act on her own. She had the Callahan's name from a list of re- cent births. Taking a .38 calibre pistol and using her husband's car, she drove to the Callahan home, 28 miles from New Ulm. There, after chat- ting a while with Mrs. Callahan, she produced the pistol, locked the mother in a closet and went home with the baby. One bullet was fired from the pistoL It went through a bedroom wall at the Callahan home. Mrs. Scheid said the weapon's discharge was accidental. The Callahan baby, still unnam- ed, was reported in good condition after his return to the parents. Chief Larson was alerted by neighbors of Mrs. Scheid in whom she confided. Later yesterday, the woman herself, alarmed over the furore caused by the abduction, called police also. When New Ulm officers reached the neat Scheid apartment, the Cal- lahan infant was found in a new bassinet, dressed in clothing Mrs. Scheid had purchased in anticipa- tion of her own child's arrival. Scheid, a railroad section band, was absolved of complicity in the affair. He told police his wife in- formed him she took the family car to go to Mankato to see a doctor. Military Chiefs Finish Plan for Southeast Asia Recommendations Will Go to Heads Of State for Action WASHINGTON The military chiefs of the major Pacific nations have completed consideration of specific measures to head off a threatened Chinese Red invasion of Indo-China. What these steps are for meet- ing the growing Red threat to Southeast Asia is veiled in deep they are said to be firm. Gen. Omar Bradley, the U.S. chief who presided over the mili- tary meetings, urged the conferees to such strict secrecy their one- day session yesterday closed with neither a communique nor com- ment from the participants. But the military leaders are known in informed official qusi- ters to have reached basic under- standing on some recommenda- tions. Only their political superiors can translate these into specific measures called for by President Truman and British Prime Minis- ter Churchill in their talks here this week. The communique issued after the Churchill-Truman talks stated the purpose of the conference, attended by the staff chiefs of Britain, France the U. S. and observers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The informants said the recom- mendations considered followed these general lines. 1. All the free nations with stakes in Southeast Asia should give prompt and wholehearted sup- port to any French appeal to the United Nations in the event Red China moves directly into the Indo- A Lone Merchant, clearing the sidewalk in front of his store on Main St., is dwarfed by banks of snow in the blizzard-ridden town of Dunsmuir, Calif. The area, near Mt. Shasta, was in the second day of the storm with no sign of a let-up. (A.P. Wirephoto.) Russians Counting On Break Between U. S. Britain EDDY GILMORE Dy EWW t i MOSCOW UB-It is apparent here today that Russia is watching results of BrifeT Prime Minister Churchill's Washington talks wife fflterest and it long has been clear the Soviet Union would not rebuff him if he wanted to come on a tension-easing mission to Moscow Since Churchill took office as prime minister nearly three months ago the Soviet press has refrained from objectionable criticism of him China strife which she has support-, ton is based mostly on what Amer- ed and kept stirred up for several years. 2. Consideration should be given to the rendering of ah- and naval assistance in the event of an open invasion. The U. S. chiefs, in par- ticular, have fought shy of sug- gesting any American commitment to send ground troops into Indo- China short of a decision to risk a general war in Asia. 3. The democratic powers should avoid giving Red China any pretext for direct intervention in Southeast Asia. 4. Closer liaison should be estab- lished between the political and military authorities of the various nations and controlling powers in Southeast Asia, looking toward the eventual formation of an Allied high command in that area if the threat continued. 5. The fullest utilization of such machinery as is expected to evolve from the U.S. security pacts (now before the Senate for ratification) with Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. 6. Indo-China must continue to get a Mgh priority of arms from the U.S. a Stalin Reported Seriously 111 After Operation AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands The usually well informed Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Rotter- damse Courant said today Prime Minister Stalin of Russia under- went an operation fo? heart trou- ble, Dec. 19, two days before his 72nd birthday. His health has been declining since, the paper said. Quoting from Russian embassy sources in Berlin, the paper added that Sta- lin now is in a sanatorium near Gori, his hometown in Georgia, and that members of the politburo have gone there. French Honor DeTassigny PARIS French govern- ment today gave the posthumous title of marshal of France, the na- tion's highest honor, to old soldier Jean de Lattre de Tassigny. The 61-year-old general, 'com- mander in chief and high com- missioner to Indo-China, died late yesterday. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Sunday. Colder tonight. Low tonight 12 in city, 8 in coun- try; high Sunday afternoon 20. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 Firemen Scatter smoldering ruins of an F-51 Air Force fighter plane that crashed in the back- yard of a Superior, Wis., residence Friday fol- lowing a mid-air collision during 'maneuvers..Tho pilot bailed out Pflot of a second plane made a safe landing on Lake Superior ice. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) hours ending at 12 m. today: 41? 17; noon, 27; precipitation, sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 14. Comment on his trip to Washing- lean papers have said about it. But the Russians seem more con- vinced that there are fundamental "antagonisms" between Britain and the United States and they will be surprised if any real bet- tering of relations between the two countries results from Churchill's trip. Lately the Soviet press has been reporting that Britons are learning they are gaining little if anything from close association with the United States. These reports say British work- ers and a large section of the in- telligentsia admire the Soviet Un- ion and would like to be more friendly with her. Urge Trade Pact The Russians are constantly sug- gesting both nations would profit from a long term trade agreement between Britain and the Soviet Un- ion. Quoting largely from the Amer- ican press, the Russians have been reporting Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden traveled to the United States for these rea- sons: 1. To work out a common policy toward the Soviet Union. 2. To agree on how to pro- ceed in the Arab-Asian belt from the Near East to the Far East. 3. To reach agreement on a European army (which the United States approves but which Britain has declined to join.) 4. To alter Britain's policy toward .Communist China and, if necessary, to break off Brit- ish diplomatic relations with Mao Tze-tung. 5. To eliminate differences in their policies toward >Iran, Egypt and other countries. In all its reports, the Russian agency, Tass, has listed the work- ing out of a common British-Amer- ican policy toward the Soviet Un- ion as the first of these problems. The Russians believe serious dif- ferences have developed between Britain and the United States in the past two years and they see nothing that is going to ease them. Not Denounced At any rate, Churchill has not been denounced for calling on President Truman and the Russians are probably saying to themselves, "Well, let's wait and see what is going to happen, for those two cannot get along forev- er." Izvestia, the Russian government newspaper, also saw "deep, inter- nal contradictions" today In the North Atlantic alliance. The French government crisis, it said, reflects growing resistance by the French and Western Europeans in general to American "war 'pol- icy." American government leaders are seriously concerned about the rift and are angry but are not completely in control of events, Iz- vestia said. Both officially and in newspap- ers, an attack was renewed on the United States. Justice Has Five Children On His Hands ANTIOCH, Calif, o the Peace Yates Hamm has five children on-his hands today all be cause of some girlish pin curls. The children, aged 3 to 11, wer given to the judge by Mr. an lution introduced by Secretary of State Dean Acheson. It further strengthens the veto- free U. N. General Assembly in meeting threats to peace, such as the Korean outbreak, when the se- curity council finds itself ham- strung by the big-power veto, used most frequently by the Soviet Un- on. The resolution would permit the United Nations to call on regional security forces, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to meet aggression any- where. Five Negative Votes Soviet bloc countries cast the live negative ballots. Argentina, India and Indonesia abstained. Western statesmen recently have expressed pointed remarks by Soviet Foreign Min- ister Andrei the Communists might try to step up their push in Southeast Asia. The assembly also adopted an- other resolution which recom- mends a high level meeting of the security council whenever such a conference promises to be fruitful, "to cr "ider what measures might ensure the removal of the tension at present existing, in international relations and the establishment of friendly relations between coun- tries-" i The vote on this was 57 to 0 with 2 abstentions. The resolution is an outgrowth of Russia's attempts to have an immediate top-drawer security council meeting give the Korean armistice negotiators a helping hand. The version adopted was a Western substitute for the Soviet one. It omits any reference to the Korean war. Ban Proposed Later today Russia's Andrei Y. Vishinsky proposed the simultane- ous prohibition of atomic weapons and international control of atomic energy. This was an attempt to meet Western refusals to accept a ban on the bombs without con- trols. Vishinsky also proposed in the U.N. political committee that the international control organization to be established would have con- tinuous supervision of regulations prohibiting the atomic weapons and all other control features. He repeated his previous de- mands for a world arms confer- ence but suggested the date be July 15, 1952 instead of June 1952. He also accepted the name of the new disarmament commission as created by the U. N. instead of the long name he Com- mission for Atomic Energy and Conventional Armaments. Dutch Get Coffee Without Rationing THE HAGUE, The Netherlands Holland's favorite bev- erage and the last item on the postwar ration list, was deration- ed today. The ration had been [1U IV gQ; lOQciy. .Lije uan With that the Bartons stalked about 4V4 ounces per person ey 'cry six weeks. Mrs. Amos Birtcwi   

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