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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 30, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Warmer Tonight and Thursday 'Hollywood' Hedda Hopper rr Page 4 Today VOLUME 51, NO. 292 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 30, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES Britain Not Pledged to Fight China Grunewaid Invites Contempt Citation WASHINGTON IB-Steadfast refusal by Henry W. Grunewaid to answer any questions put to him by House tax probers brought him face to face today with a possible contempt citation. The full House Ways and Means Committee meets to pass on a recommendation by its tax investigating subcommittee to cite Grune- waid and his attorney, William Power Maloney, for contempt of Congress. While this was not the first time Washington "Mystery man" Henry W. Grunewaid, named by ousted tax prosecutor T. La mar Caudle in an alleged tax shakedown plot, leaves a House subcommittee inquiry in Washington after re- fusing to answer any and all questions put to him. His at- torney, William P. Maloney, twice was ejected from the hearing as Grunewaid defied the House group for the fifth time. TODAY President Remains Undecided By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSO? WASHINGTON President Tru- man has at length made up his mind not to run again, if unusually authoritative sources close to the White House are now to be be- lieved. All sorts of factors, ranging from Mrs. Truman's health to the Pres- ident's own sense of having made his contribution, appear to have entered into this grave decision. But it says much about Truman that the main test, as he himself defined it, was how best to insure the continuity of a strong and con- structive American foreign policy. Men who see much of Truman say that he has become almost obses- sively preoccupied with this single, problem in recent Grunewaid has been in bad with a congressional committee, he now faces up to a year in jail and a fine if eventually found in contempt by the House and feder- al courts. The subcommittee, which has been digging into tax fraud scan- dals, started contempt proceedings yesterday after Grunewaid offered only studied silence to questions about what he knew of a purported tax fix "shakedown" and other tax cases, Grunewald's name has repeated- ly cropped up in recent tax fraud hearings involving high govern- ment officials and influence ped- dling. The most sensational involve- ment, however, was the charge by Abraham Teitelbaum, Chicago at- :orny, that an effort had been made to shake him down for to "fix" a tax case under hreat of "bad trouble" back in Washington. Grunewaid has been identified as the good friend of Charles Oli- phant, who resigned dramatically as chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Bureau after Teitel- iaum named him as a member of purported "clique" of govern- ment officials looking for "soft dominant months. In confiding his decision, as he has in fact done to more than one person, the President has not made it absolute. He has cited the remote possibility of the outbreak of another war or some other un- foreseen but critical development requiring him to "stay on the job." But he has been definite enough to convince sound judges that he will not yield to the many and heavy ordinary pressures from party leaders and others who may want him to run again. And he has indicated that he will make his decision public and thus final in the relatively near future, within a matter of weeks. Successor Considered In the circumstances, the Pres- ident has inevitably devoted much time and thought to the problem of his successor, who will have, as he rightly conceives, the main re- sponsibility of the leadership of the free world. He is determined, at all costs, to prevent the election of Sen. Robert A. Taft, whom he re- gards as a wholly unreconstructed isolationist. And fond as he is of Sen. Taft's chief Republican rival, General of the Army Dwight D. Eis-' enhower, the President is also con- vinced that a victorious Eisenhow- er will bring into Congress too many Republicans of the isolation- ist school, causing the General's world .views to be quickly rejected by his own.party. The President's first choice, not unexpectedly, is said to have been Chief Justice Fred Vinson. But the Chief Justice, as previously fore- cast in this space, has in recent months lost whatever inclination he may once have had to descend from the bench into the rough po- litical arena. When this disinclina- tion was clearly signified, the President is reported to have put the other Democratic hopefuls through a sort of elimination con- test The first and immediate casual- ty was Sen, Estes Kefauver of Ten- nessee, whom the President both dislikes and thinks not strong enough for the job he is now seek- ing. The runner-up, to whom.long consideration was.given, was the President's friend. Sen. Robert S. (Continued on Page 5, Column 3.) ALSOPS Maloney, Grunewald's attorney, ot into trouble yesterday when he houted protests against commit- ee procedure and branded instruc- tions by Chairman King (D-Calif.) as In an uproarious session, Ma- loney finally was ejected from.the committee room by Capitol police after repeated warnings from King. Through it all, Grunewaid stuck to his role of silent observer. Taft Denies Lewis Charge WASHINGTON Taft (R- Ohio) and John L. Lewis hurled verbal brickbats at each other at a Senate hearing today. They bandied about the name of Premier Josef Stalin of Russia. Lewis roared out that the Taft- Hartley labor law is "a slave act." Taft snapped that Lewis was drag- ging a "Red herring" into the Kohler intends To Run for Re-election Decision Indicates Governor Won't Seek Senate Post MADISON Gov. Kohler said loday that "barring unforeseeable events" he will be a candidate for re-election. The chief executive had been mentioned frequently as a possible candidate against U. S. Sen. Jo- ;eph McCarthy in the Republican primary this fall and had been mown to have been giving it con- siderable thought. Kohler's plans to seek re-election vere revealed in a letter to Law- rence Eagleburger, a law student at the University of Wisconsin. Eagleburger, from Stevens Point, is president of a campus Kohler for Senator Club. Kohler, a Republican, is ser ing his first term. Gov. Kohler said: "It seems apparent that m hearings on federal mine safety laws. But when all had been said and done, and the hearing ended, Taft and Lewis grinned and shook hands. They were sitting near each other in the hearing room. Later, a spokesman for the United Mine Workers union, which Lewis heads, told a reporter that Lewis, in his tete-a-tete with the Republican presidential hopeful, told Taft he has many good quali- ties and fine atributes. But, said the spokesman, Lewis went on to tell Taft he has serious shortcomings in respect to organ- ized labor and the working popu- lation of America. 6 nearest and most important dut is to offer my service for anothe term as governor. As a conse q u e n c e barring unforeseeabl events, I shall be a candidate fo re-election as governor this year. The governor's letter to Eagle burger said the chief executiv was appreciative of expressions b. the campus organization and othe groups and persons urging tha Kohler seek the Senate seat. B Name American Chief of North Atlantic Fleet By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON Admiral Lynde B. McCormick, commander of the U. S. Atlantic fleet, today was named Supreme Allied Naval Commander of the North Atlantic. As the first boss of a peacetime international fleet, the 56-year-old Navy veteran will direct the sea activities of all nations in the North Atlantic Treaty organiza- tion. He will be on sea what Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is on land. The appointment of McCormick was announced simultaneously in Washington and London by Presi- dent Truman and by NATO. McCormiek's operations will ex- :end up to but will not include the coastal areas of the British Isles. As his first move after receiving the appointment, McCormick an- nounced the selection of Vice Ad- miral Sir William Andrews of Bri- ain, now commander in chief of the British-American-West Indies station, as his deputy. The way was cleared for the ap- pointment of an American as Su- preme Allied Naval Commander during Winston Churchill's visit to Washington earlier this month. Reds Accept Allied Troop Rotating Plan MUNSAN, Korea Commu- nist negotiators in a double rever- sal today agreed to the Allies ro- tating troops a month dur- ing an armistice and said Chinese would join in administering the de- militarized zone. The Reds balked, however, at restraints on moving their troops secretly into. threatening concen- trations during an armistice. Previously the Communists had agreed to rotating only U. N. troops. The Allies are asking for a month. Yesterday the Reds indicated the Chinese would take no part in civil administration of the northern half of a buffer zone during an armistice. Today they reversed it. B 17th Body Found In Fire Ruins At Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS A 17th body was recovered today from ruins Ike, Stassen, Taft Entered in N. H. Primary Democrats May Have Choice of Truman, Kefauver BULLETIN CONCORD, N. H. dent Truman's name was en- tered in the New Hampshire presidential preference pri- mary today. WASHINGTON Robert A. Taft decided today to challenge Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the Republican presidential nomi- nation in the New Hampshire pri- mary March 11. Taft, in a statement, said he had not asked his supporters to enter the New Hampshire in the they had done so. "Win, lose or draw, I, therefore, feel I should permit the prefer- ence vote to be taken in New the Ohio senator said. ____ ____ Harold E, Stassen, another aspir- of the Glenwpod Ave. business-1 ant for the Republican nomination, apartment building that burned j also has been entered in the New Monday and the coroner said a had been identified. The 17th body was that of j child, though firemen had expect ed to find an adult. Dr. RusseU Heim, Hennept. County coroner, said a body be lieved earlier to be that of a child had been identifed as that o George Cariens, 57. All but five o the bodies were badly burned. Heim said identification wa: made through dental work-and an Latest listed by the morgue at positively identified were bodies o Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Langer man, and their daughter, Sandra 1; Mrs. Sylvia Smith, 27, formerly of Le Center, and her children Jetty Jane, 2, and Francis J. Jr., i months; Mrs. Cariens, 53, anc icr sons, Arden, 17, Milton, .6; and Thomas Pipes, 5, and his sister, Helen, 3. They had been staving with the Cariens, their grandparents. Fire Chief Malmquist said the entire mass of ice coated wreck- ige would be searched to make :ertain all bodies had been recov- red. William Lahti earlier identified five bodies as those of his nd four small children. wife Twenty-nine persons who escap- d the blaze lost all their belong- ngs. The Red Cross housed in otels those refugees who were ot taken in by relatives or friends. Hampshire preferential primary but Taft made no mention of him in formally challenging Eisenhow- er. Won't Withdraw Taft said "the political machine of the present state administration is. openly pledged to Gen. Eisen- hower" in New Hampshire.. This was a reference to Gov. Sherman Adams, Sen. Tobey and other New Hampshire Republi- cans. "Despite those factors which are apparently Taft said he would not exercise his right to withdraw in New Hampshire. There is a 10-day period for with- drawal. "So long as loyal friends of mine insist on undertaking a campaign for delegates favorable to me, I do not like to urge their with- drawal, or handicap them by fail- ng to have my name appear as a candidate on the same ballot as Taft said. 14 Delegates at Stake Only 14 delegates to the Repub- ican nominating convention are at stake in New Hampshire. Taft's statement said he would seek pledged delegates as well as entering the preferential primary. In discussing what he termed apparently unfavorable factors, Taft noted that he is already busy with Republican primaries in II- WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and tonight and Thursday. Low anight 15, high Thursday 36. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 2 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 23; minimum, oon, 23; precipitation, none; su ets tonight at sun rises to norrow at Additional weather on Page 11. Beverly Praiak, 19-year-old St. Paul girl, is the new 1952 Queen of the Snows in the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Placing the crown on her head is A. Lee Runyon, King Boreas of the Carnival. Beverly, a blue-eyed brunet, is employed by the St. Paul Water Department. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Egypt May Accept Mid-East Alliance CAIRO, Egypt new strong-man premier, Aly Maher Pasha, met today with ambassadors of the four powers which proposed last October that Egypt join the West in a new Middle East defense command to defend the Suez Canal. Though the Western embassies said the envoys' calls were only the 'courtesy visits usually made on a new government head, they came only a few hours after Maher- Pasha told the London News Chronicle in an interview that "I am. ready" to-discuss a Middle East command with the four powers." Earlier today the independent newspaper, Al Ahram, said of the diplomats' visits: "It was these four ambassadors who last Octo- ber submitted the four power pro- posals to the Wafdist cabinet which rejected them." The Meets U. S. Envoy premier talked first with linois, tate. Wisconsin and his home Sen. Robert A. right, today accused John L. Lewis, center background, of injecting a Bed Herring into Senate bearings on mine safety. Sen. James E. Murray (D.-Mont.) sits beside the phioan. Wirephoto to The Republican- Hersld.) L Meanwhile, southern Democrats vere reported today to be putting eavy pressure on Senator Ricb- rd B. Russell of Georgia to for- mally enter the party's presiden- race. May Enter Truman Yesterday, Democrats talked of ntering President Truman and Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. In Concord, N. H., Truman back- ers said they would enter the President's name before today's deadline, but the White House de- clined comment. The move stirred Kefauver supporters, who have said previously that, if Mr. Tru- man enters the New Hampshire arena, the crime-hunting senator will climb in, too. The President has kept mum on whether or not he will seek an- other term. Otherwise, the political picture was: 1. The Committee to Explore Po- litical Realignment said the Repub- lican party is divided between "is- olationist" and "internationalist" groups and the Democrats between "traditional" and "socialist" mem- bers. Pressure on Russeli 2. Southern Democrats were re- jortedly pressuring Sen. Russell (D-Ga) to get in the presidential swim. Sen. Maybank (D-Tenn) said le had met with Gor. James Jyrnes of South a lead- ng critic of President Truman's 'fair deal" program. 3. Gen. Eisenhower's chief of taff, Gen. Alfred Gruenther, said in a Paris interview that defense progress in Europe "far exceeds" expectations. Some opponents of TI. S. Ambassador Jefferson Caf- fery. Half an T hour later he called in the French envoy. Talks with the British and Tur-, kish ambassadors were also on his schedule. These powers ed last October to include Egypt in the proposed defense com- mand. The offer was turned down Midwest Cold Snap Moving On New England By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A mid-winter cold snap extend- ed over wide areas in the eastern half of the nation today. It was the coldest day of the in New England temperatures in winter season with subzero northern areas. New York city also shivered in the season's coldest weather, a low of 7 above. The Southland got some of the icy blasts, with readings below immediately by the government of freezing as far south as the Gulf Premier Mustapha Nahas Pash; who was ousted from office Sun day by King Farouk. The round of talks came jus one day after British Foreign Sec retary Anthony Eden told th House of Commons he believed i possible to agree with Egypt on settlement which "satisfies the legi timate national aspirations of th Egyptian people, and at the sam time does not jeopardize the se curity of the free world." Concessions Ready Official sources in London sail Britain is ready to make conces sions to Egyptian nationalist feel ing if the Cairo government is will ing to co-operate with Western de fense plans. tie general's candidacy say he is indispensable to the. program's suc- :ss. 4. Stassen told Madison, Wis., eporters he considers Wisconsin's Lpril 1 election, to choose GOP elegates, the most important in ic nation. He said it would be a "Ight between him and Sen. Taft 5. Taft and Eisenhower boost- ers split at Topeka, Kan., at a meeting of the Kansas Republi- an state committee. Eisenhower orces won approval of a proposed et of national convention dele- ates. The resolution was fought itterly by Taft leaders. Oil Barge Blows Up in Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, La. Wl An oil barge exploded and burst into roaring flames that did more than a quarter-million dollars damage early today. The blast, at the Cities Service docks 12 miles southwest of Lake Charles, rattled windows here and the blaze could easily be seen from the outskirts of .the city. State police reported one man was killed and another was miss- ing but George Keller, public re- lations man for Cities Service, said no Cities Service personnel was killed or injured. Keller said several'men were on the barge but escaped injury by diving into the water. Keller made the damage estimate. There series of explo- sions starting at a.m. Four barges .alongside the one which exploded were towed to safety as was a Standard Oil tanker moored nearby., Tugs had to make three attempts before they were able to -get to. the tanker to tow it away.' states. It was 19 above in At- lanta early today and it was freez- ing in Mobile, Ala. Temperatures moderated in the western half of the country with most of the area above freezing. Below normal temperatures cov- ered areas from the Dikotas east- ward to the Atlantic coast. It was below zero in Minnesota, Wiscon- sin and northern Michigan and in most of Maine. Some low readings in northern Maine included in Limestone and Millinocket; in Houlton; in Caribou; in Greenville; and in Old Town. The cold was expected to continue through tonight in New England. New York's early morning low of 7 above compared to the sea- son's previous low of degrees Churchill Faces First Confidence Vote in House Refuses to Reveal Plans if Peace Fails in Korea LONDON Prime Minister Winston Churchill said today Bri- tain had no "formal commitment" to join with the United States in any punitive action against China if a Korean truce is broken. Churchill told the House of Com- mons that the whole question wai discussed among Britian, the United States and other govern- ments with forces in Korea before he went to visit President Truman. "It was agreed that clearly a very serious situation would arise in such an event and various con- tingencies had been examined without any definite or formal commitment being entered said Churchill. Churchill said "no change was made in this situation while we were in the United States." Not Seriously Discussed "In he added, "the matter did not figure to any large extent in our discussions." But Churchill also cautioned the. House: "It is not wise when a. war ii going on to tell everything always to everybody, including the enemy. They might, I think, sometimes be left something to guess about" Meanwhile labor members Parliament demanded a vote of no confidence in the conservative government for proposing curbs on Britain's costly social services as part of a drastic economy pro- gram. Filed In House The motion was filed in the House of Commons just before the start of a two-day debate on spar- tan proposals to put the country on its feet financially. The motion was in the form of an amendment to one by Prime Churchill asking House approval. If the Laborites should put their motion across, Churchill would have to resign and ask for a new national election. But the Conser- vative majority of 14 is expected to prevail when the vote comes to- morrow night Pushing the attack on the Con- servative government was Aneurin Sevan, the fiery Socialist who quit the Labor regime last spring be- cause the cost of arming led to charging for false teeth and spec- tacles. Reduced Butler announced another cut of 150 million pounds (420 million dollars) in imports. Last Novem- ber he slashed them by 350 mil- lion pounds (980 million dollars) in the first Conservative move to save the nation from bankruptcy. Socialists charged Butler's new medical charges violated a Con- servative promise in last October's election campaign. Butler an- on Dec. 17. It was generally fair weather over most- of the country. Light snow fell in the Great Lakes re- gion and rain hit western Wash- ington and Oregon. nounced have to dental patients pay up to one would pound for treatment, imposed a charge of one shilling (14 cents) for prescriptions, and decided to col- lect for such things as surgical belts, wigs and hearing aids. Schedule Debate The House of Commons scheduled a debate on Spartan plan. the government's Churchill's govern- ment, with a working majority of 14 votes, felt' confident of defeat- ing whatever critical motions the Socialists leveled at them. The spending cut will affect all Britain's 50 million people. News- papers said it will bring the sharp- est cut in a century to already low'living standards. Who's Lying? Truman Aide Denies McCarthy Charge He Was Communist WASHINGTON W White House Adviser Philleo Nash, accused by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) of being a former Communist, has branded the charge "a contemptible "I have absolutely, nothing to hide and never have he said. Nash is a presidential ad- viser on problems of racial and religious minorities. McCarthy said on the Senate floor yesterday that Presi- dent Truman should "get rid" of Nash. He said he assumed the President had not seen FBI reports accusing Nash of hav- ing "constant contact with the Communist underground in Washington." McCarthy said, that when Federal Loyalty Review Board sought to inspect the finding of a White House Loyalty Board which had cleared Donald Dawson, Mr.. Truman's patronage chief, had sent for the files and presum- ably still has them. McCarthy said the reports showed that Nash joined the Communist party in the early ,1940's, attended Red meetings and had used his Toronto, Canada, home as a Bed spy ring rendezvous. Nash, 42, replied that "the accusation that I am or ever have been a member of the Communist party or have had anything to do with the Com- munist movement is a con-   

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