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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Much Colder Tonight; Snow Flurries Welcome Carnival Visitors VOLUME 51, NO. 283 Car FIVE CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, EVENING, JANUARY FOURTEEN PAGES niva I Pa March in Miss Marilyn Fockens, 19, was named Snow Miss Pat Slaggie, left. Jack Frost II (R. T. Flake n of the'Winona Winter Carnival at cere- Patneaude) placed the crown on Snow Flake's monies Friday evening at the Oaks. She succeeds blonde head. Republican-Herald photo Marilyn Fockens Selected Carnival's Snow Flake II Another Blonde Named Royalty For Winter Show Three students from the college of Saint blonde, a brownette and a brunette were chosen to rule over the 1952 Winona Winter Carnival at the Oaks Friday evening. Crowned Snow Flake of 1952 by Jack Frost II (R. T. Patneaude) was Miss Mari- lyn Fockens, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Fockens, 262 Laird St. Miss Fockens, a 5-foot 2-inch, 120-pound miss with a charming smile and sparkling green eyes, is a sophomore at the college. Attending her are two out-of-town college Kay Mun- ster, La Crosse, a 20-year-old jun- ior, and Miss Virginia Hackett, 18, a freshman from Chicago. Blonde Miss Fockens succeeds another Pat Slaggie who was Snow Flake I. Her first words after receiving the purple velvet, fur-trimmed robe from Miss Slaggie and the crown and roses from Jack Frost were spoken in a choked, excited voice. "I'm so excited I feel like I'm dreaming. I was certainly surprised to be chosen Snow Flake." About 400 persons attended the1 coronation. Jack Frost expressed his approv- al of the judges' choice, stating, "I'm very satisfied with the choice of Miss Fockens as Snow Flake- but I wish I could have kept all the girls as queens." The attendants were presented bouquets and appropriate sashes also. Miss Munster is 5 feet, 9Vi and has hazel eyes and black hair. Miss Hackett is 5 feet 2 like the queen and has blue eyes and brown hair. Vital statistics on Snow Flake are 34, 24 and 34 inches. 5 Highest Announced Before the announcement of the three girls as feminine rulers of the Carnival, the names of the five highest candidates among the 16 contestants were announced. They were the Misses Barbara Tushner and Patricia Jarvis and the three who were chosen. Miss Fockens was the candidate of Stevenson's, Inc., which also sponsored the winner of the 1951 Steamboat Days contest for Miss Winona, Miss Adeline Wehdt. Miss Wendt was a guest at the queen's dinner table and was presented on the stage with candidates. Sponsor for Miss Munster was the Oaks and for Miss Hackett, the Winona Jaycees. While judges were deliberating, Emcee Rod Hurd interviewed each of the candidates briefly and pre- sented Miss Slaggie, who described a few of the activities she enjoyed at the St. Paul Winter Carnival, which she attended as Winona's winter queen. The 21-year-old Snow Flake I is now a medical secretary at the University Heart Hospital, Minne- apolis. A telegram of congratulations from Jack Frost I (C. A. who was unable to attend .Friday's (Continued on Page 3, Column 3) MARILYN Winter Carnival Program TODAY 5 for Carnival guests at Athletic Club. 6 twirling contest at'Senior High School Auditorium. 8 show at auditorium. Lyle "Swede" Gordon will be master of ceremonies. Featured on the program will be the Red Wing Elksters in a pantomime act; Ann Wera, Winona; Bob Perry, world's greatest dry-land skier, on his trampoline; the Podanys, an acrobatic number, and introduction of Snow Flake and Jack Frost SUNDAY Morning: Church services. for queen candidates at Hot Fish Shop. from Hotel Winona to Gabrych Park. 2 annual ice show at Gabrych Park. for queen candidates at Athletic Club. 6 for queen candidates at Hotel Winona. Husband of Manville Heiress Flees to Europe With Son BRUSSELS, Belgium Bel- gium's titled military and air at tache to Washington flew home to day with his infant son after rac ing over the U. S.-Canadian border and across the Atlantic to keep the baby from its American asbestos- heiress mother. The father, 38-year-old Count Monceau de Bergendal, arrived this morning, bringing his 14-month-old son, Tommy Manville Monceau. His 23-year-old estranged wife, heiress to Manville asbestos millions and niece of much-married Tommy Manville, had pursued him to Montreal yes- terday but arrived four hours after he boarded a British Overseas Air- ways stratocruiser and fled to Eur- ope with the baby. The count's mother accompanied him from Washington. In tears and only a few days out of a hospital bed, the rich young countess returned to New York enroty-armed last night. "He's a she sobbed. The count had won the first lap but still faced a legal fight for custody of the child. The mother claimed the baby was whisked out of her husband's hotel suite last Monday when she wasn't looking. A "friend of the family" who flew with the 'countess to Canada said "the child is born of an American mother in the United States. And since he has been taken out of the U. S. and Canada under a Belgian passport, we feel we have cause for some action." Countess Lorraine filed an injunc- tion action in Washington on Thurs- day asking the State Department to see that her husband did not take the boy but of the country. However, the nobleman's New York lawyer, J. Arthur Leve, said the count, as a member of the Belgian embassy staff, has diplo- matic immunity from legal action. Leve denied in New York that the couple was arranging for a sep- aration or divorce. The wife's law- yer said they were. Jerome Howard Dies LOS ANGELES Jerome toward, 46, one of the "Three Stooges" of movie and vaudeville fame, died yesterday. j Pretty Countess Lorraine du Monceau de Bergendal niece of the oft- married Tommy Manville, and wife of Count Yvan du Monc- eau, Belgian military attache, has begun court action in Washington to gain custody of the son shown with heir here, 14-month-old Tommy. Dis- patches from Montreal state that the- count left that city by plane for London with the chad. (A.P. Wirephoto.) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy and much colder tonight with oc- casional snow flurries. Sunday partly cloudy and colder. Low to- night 18; high Sunday afternoon 22. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 41; minimum IS- noon, 25; precipitation, .37 (2 inches of sun sets tonight at 5 p.m.; sun rises tomorrow at a.m. Additional weather on Page 12. Airlift Plane Falls in Pacific, 7 Saved, 36 Lost Craft Goes Down In Shallow Water Off Canadian Island SEATTLE Korean airlift plane with 43 aboard crashed into the sea near a British Columbia airport early today and hours later only seven persons had been res- cued. "It looks doubtful whether there are any more said a Canadian official at Vancouver, B.C. The big plane, en route from the Far East to McChord, Wash., Air Force base, carried 40 military passengers and a crew of three. It splashed into the icy North Pacific at a. m. trying for an emergency landtag at an airport on the Queen Charlotte Islands. Small boats sped to the scene three-fourths of a .mile offshore, and one reported it picked up seven persons. The gunboat Labouchere joined UNIJfD j- 1 mi (v I Where Plane Crashed the search as planes circled and dropped flares. The Canadian spokesman, de- clining use of his name, gave his grim comment after rescuers had searched five hours without find- ing additional persons. The Coast Guard in Seattle re- ported the plane floated for a time; then went down in shallow water leaving only one wing and the tail section in sight. Planes rushed to the isolated air- port from Canadian, Alaskan and [Jnited States bases. Some carried droppable boats. There were no direct telephone connections with the airport and all information on the crash was coming from radio reports to Seat- le officials. The crash occurred at Sandspit airport, 480 miles north of Seattle. Two planes were dispatched to the scene, one a Coast Guard plane irom Anne Island 110 miles to the north, the other an RCAF Lan- caster with droppable lifeboat from Patricia Bay, 400 miles to the south. Operated by NWA Northwest Airlines, which was operating the four-engined DC-i, said all personnel aboard were outfitted with self-inflating life vests. It said the aircraft also car- ried two 20-man life rafts and one .0-man raft. Northwest Airlines said the plane developed engine trouble en route rom Alaska to Seattle and the pilot bad feathered one engine. He was heading in for an emer- landing at Sandspit, NWA said, and apparently missed the field. He made a turn over the water in a snow squall and then disappeared from sight of airport watchers. They called the plane by radio jut received no answer. The plane, owned by Trans- World Airlines, had been leased to he Military Air Transport Service. Northwest furnishes crews for the. airlift planes. The crew members were identi- fied as John Pfaffinger, 39, Kent, Wash., the pilot, and Co-Pilot Ken- neth Kuan, 36, and Stewardess Jane Cneadle, both of Seattle. The McChord Air Force base mblic relations office announced oday these survivors: Sgt. Charles H. Fieles. Sgt. Richard O. Fieles. Lt Donald E. Baker. Sgt. H. H. Mayhard. Pfc. William A. Price. Demearis G. Apostolon. Sgt. Gregory Calkins. The two Fieles men were be- lieved to be brothers, as their serial numbers'were from the ame district Sgt from the Air Force, Sgt Calkins from the Na- ional Guard, and. the other men rom An Old-Fashioned Cutter was appropriate for transportation in today's Winter Carnival parade and these two Winona Cadet Corp girls enjoyed their ride tremendously. A Palomino pony pulled the cutter with its passengers, Edith Fox, left, and Phyllis Smeed. Republican-Herald photo Churchill Yields on Naval Job, Wins Million Tons of U. S. Steel WASHINGTON Minister Churchill leaves Washington today after a series of conferences believed to have brought closer understanding between Britain and the United States on the part each will play in their partnership against Commun- ist aggression. The aging apostle of British naval prestige withdrew his objections to appointment of an American commander of Western sea power in the Atlantic as his final official act here. It was a major conces- Ewing Predicts Increase in Old Age Checks WASHINGTON Federal Se- curity Administrator Oscar R. Ewing said today he believes Con- gress will approve this year a increase in old age and survivor insurance payments and of hospital- ization insurance for the aged and dependents of deceased persons. Persons over 65 .covered by the old age and survivor insurance now receiye an average of monthly. Ewing told a reporter he believes the increases have a good chance of approval because the hike and the hospitalization program can be financed from the social secur- ity trust fund without a change in the tax base or in rates. The increase was recommended by President Truman.- Ewing recommended the hospital- ization insurance program last year. The proposal has been opposed by the American Medical Associa- tion and others on grounds it is socialistic. m Western GOP Delegations Strengthened SAN FRANCISCO The Re- publican National Committee vot- ed unanimously Friday to strength- en the voice of the Far West and Middle West in allocating dele- gates to the 1952 GOP presidential nominating convention, Wisconsin's 1948 delegation of 27 will be upped to 30; Michigan will have 46 delegates at the 1952 con- vention compared to 41 at the 1948 meeting; Minnesota will be in- creased from 25 to 28; Illinois goes up from 56 to 60 and Iowa from 23 to 26. The 11 Western states will go to Chicago with 218 gain of 52. Total convention delegates were boosted from in 1948 to 205. It means that it will take 603 votes to nominate the next GOP candidate for President in July. Big Eastern states, some of which are losing delegates, made no attempt 'before the full com- mittee to retain their 1948 strength. The 1952 allotments were chang- ed for two reasons: 1: The 1948 convention agreed to allow bonus .delegates to. states recording a majority vote'for the 1948 Republican Presidential can- diate, or electing a Republican sen- ator or governor in 1950. mirror, the changes in the House of Representatives in redistricting as the result of gains or -losses of population shown! in ie 1350 sion, even though he reserved the right to propose "modifications" later. But Churchill apparently gained as much or more than he yielded in his two week visit. For one thing he had the pledge of one million tons of U.S. steel in exchange for British tin and aluminum. And even in the matter of the Atlantic command he won concessions from this country. Leaving Today The 77-year-old British statesman was to leave the capital by train for New York City and a long week- end visit with his old friend Ber- nard Baruch. Churchill sails for England on the Queen Mary Tues- day night. Britain will pay a still undeter- mined sum of American dollars for the steel Churchill asked to speed British defense production. Churchill told Congress in a speech Wednesday he was asking for no gold from the U.S., but Bri- tain will get 53 million dollars for long tons of tin from British Malaya. And the U.S. will buy pounds of aluminum from the Ca- nadian supply originally earmark- ed for England. The appointment of an American admiral to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) com- mand was blocked by Churchill be- fore and since be returned to pow- er. U. S. Navy quarters said the logical 'choice for the ocean-going counterpart of Gen. Eisenhower is Adm. Lynde D. McCormick, com- mander of the Atlantic fleet with headquarters in Norfolk, Va. Churchill, in surrendering on the ocean command issue, got U.S. agreement to support an extension of British naval authority to the 100 fathom (600 ft.) depth line. This extends from 30 miles to more than 200 .miles into the seas around the British Isles. Face-Saving Churchill's pride, and that of Bri- tons generally, was given what might be more than a face-saving gesture in the ocean command agreement. Britain was assured ad- ditional, but undisclosed, control over the approaches to the home islands. Responsible officials saw the pos- sibility, moreover, that Britain may regain some of the prestige Church- ill signed away yesterday by get- ting the top post in the proposed Middle East command to include Turkey, Greece and the eastern Mediterranean areas. These officials saw a greater like- lihood of this happening since Bri- tain reasserted her authority and responsibility in the Suez Canal area. Churchill got a cool recep- tion election lis suggestion that the .U.S. send a token force there. But the British are on the spot in that danger zone, with. troops and naval units. This show of' strength- could" log- ically lead to British leadership'of an Allied command in the Middle with the: unhappy, iat somebody else would make be command decisions there. British 'pride was boosted-; and- fears calmed" early in the rChurch- 11-Traman talks by an agreement' giving Britain a virtual veto .over wssible iuse; of U.5S. air..bases.3n England for launching atomic bomb' attacks.' Ridgway Talks At Front Hint New Concession TOKYO Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway came back today from high level talks in Korea that may foreshadow an Allied attempt to get the stalled armistice negoti- ations in motion once more. The supreme Allied commander spent two days at Munsan, where he held top secret conferences with Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, head of the United Nations command negoti- ations team. Observers had one reason for believing some- thing might be in the wind at a time when the truce talks are: going badly. After Ridgwayj met with Joy a month ago the Gen. Ridgway United Nations came up with two concessions. They dropped de- mands for aerial inspection of Red territory during an armistice and offered to give up islands they occupy off the North Korean coast. The negotiators on the Allied side are said to feel they have given in on everything they can under present instructions from Washington. In the former subcommittee, the issue is whether the Reds can build airfields in North Korea during an armistice. The Allies say they never will agree to that. The Reds insist airfields are an internal matter. In the prisoner subcommittee, the U. N. delegates argue that Chinese and North Korean pris- oners do not have to be returned to the Communists if they do not want to go. It is against this somber back- drop that Ridgway made his fly- ing trip "to journey that has stirred speculation that an- other U. N. move may come at any hour. Lang May Go To Wagner Trial On Stretcher LOS ANGELES (ffl Agent Jennings Lang may have to go to court on a stretcher Feb. 26 for the trial of Producer Walter Wang- er, accused of shooting htm. Xang is still confined to bed with a groin injury suffered Dec. 13, when Wanger accosted him as he talked with the producer's wife, actress Joan Bennett Lang's lawyer, Jake Erlicb, told Disfc Atty. S. Ernest Roll yester- day that Lang may not be able to go to .court by the tune of the trial and may never be able to walk again. Roll said in that event 'vie will take'bim to court on stretcher." Plows Precede Bands, Floats Along Route 1952 Display Billed As Biggest Yet in 16-Year History By AL OLSON Republican-Herald Staff Writer Winona's Snow Flake rode in style this afternoon for the 16th annual Winter Car- nival parade as more than two inches of heavy flakes fell from gray skies.- Slush and snow had to be plowed from the city streets at noon to make way for the long and colorful procession, the biggest Winter Carnival parade on record. Musicians and marchers weren't too happy about the heavy, wet snow, but they did have Mr. Mer- cury on their side. Temperatures rose into the 30's, which made it ideal for spectators and parade participants. But then there was that white stuff. It melted on queens' heads, trickled down float decorations, blurred the music for band mem- bers during the parade assembly or later. And drum majorettes? The slush and snow were about as welcome as fur coat in July for those plucky girls. Batons wet and slippery were tossed around despite the trying weather situation, much, to the amazement of specta- tors. Thousands of persons lined the streets, braving the constantly- changing elements and see the procession. "Snow fun" was almost turned into no fun" for the march- ers, yet no one could feel justi- fied in complaining "because, aft- er all, Shouldn't a Winter Car- nival have snow? And if anyone WAS complaining about the snow, there certainly could have been nobody deploring the lack of music in the parade. Veteran Parade Marshal John W. Dugan, mopping the melting snow from his brow at noon, said: "We've almost got.too many bands if such a thing is possible. There are 20 musical groups in the line of march and perhaps not as many floats, but the crowds always want bands so here we are." Fountain City, Cochrane, Ar- cadia, Alma, Nelson and .White- hall, Wis., bands as well as those from St. Charles, Lanesbqro, Cale- donia and Canton were listed. There was more music, too from the Winona Municipal Band, first instrumental group in the line of march; the St Stanislaus School Band; Winona State Teachers Col- lege Band; Winona American Le- gion Drum and Bugle Corps and the Legion's German Band. Then there was music from St. Paul: the American National Bank Drum and Bugle Corps, the Hilex Band (with tiny Gnomes marching Field-Schlick Drum and Glockenspiel All-Girl Corps, the Vander Bies Ice Cream Company Drum Corps and the St. Paul Fire and Marine Band. Today's procession, which form- ed west of Hotel Winona, moved eastward along Third Street, turned on Liberty and returned on Fourth Street into the business district again. Streets Cleaned Off City Street Commissioner Tom Gile had the route scraped fay plows shortly after the noon hour, and a sanding truck preceded the procession. Gene Kierlin, Winter Carnival chairman, was first in line of march, riding in an open car, fol- lowed by an American Legion color guard. Then came several cars carrying city officials, including Winona's Acting Mayor WSHam-Theurer'-and other aldermen.; The blare of trombones heralded Winona's Municipal Band, as the parade really got.under way. Then came the daring and "devilish" St. Paul Fire Vulcans riding on the old fire engine. In their path no girl tafe. from soot-smearing kisses. Youngsters huddled close to' daddy and mommy when the Vuleans cavorted along the street. Jack Frost n (Roy Patneaude) and Miss Snow Flake: of 1952 (Marilyn Fockens) waved to "royal sub- jects" during the Carnival. The two rulers and two queen attendants, Kay Monster and Vir- ginia Hackett, were riding on the Winona Activity Group float, a 32- foot-long unit, featuring .red, silver and blue colors, with a shaued back. The Field-Schlick .Drum and Bugle Corps, St.Paul was next in line, after which, about 12 girl ba- (Continued Pago 12, Column 1.) CARNIVAL A   

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