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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1952, Winona, Minnesota ffi Generally Fair Tonight and Thursday Read 'Hollywood' By Hedda Hopper Page 4 Today VOLUME 298 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES BRITISH GEORGE VI DEAD King's Death Brings Britain 1st Ruling Queen Since Victoria LONDON death of King George VI today brought Britain its first reign- ing queen since Victoria died 51 years ago. The coming to the throne of serious gray-eyed Elizabeth revived a mild super- Britain waxes fat and prosperous with a woman's'reign; The belief grew .out of the founding of an empire by another Queen Elizabeth 350 years ago, and its rich expansion under Victoria in the 19th century. The new queen, only 25 years old, today was in far-off Kenya, an East African colony, at the be- ginning of a five-month tour of Africa, Ceylon, Australia and New Zealand. With her was her 30-year- old husband, Philip, Duke of Edin- burgh, who cast aside princely Greek titles and became a British citizen to wed her amid great splendor November 20, 1947. Will Return Home This Formal Portrait of Britain's new queen, Elisabeth II, was made in London in September prior to her departure on a visit to Canada and the United States. Elizabeth who at 25 becomes the first reigning queen since Victoria, wears a diamond tiara and necklace. Her gown is embroidered in leaf design with gold thread. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) World Joins in Expressing Sorrow at Death of King WASHINGTON Truman today expressed "deep- est sympathy'' to the British people upon the death of King George VI. He said the king played his part in world .affairs "nobly" and with, full under- standing of .his responsibilities. Secretary of State Acheson and many members of Congress joined the President in lament- ing the king's death and in wishing a long, successful reign to the new Queen Eliza- beth. SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED POWERS, Europe (Jfi Gen. Eisenhower ordered all flags a his headquarters here near Pari lowered to half mast today at thi news of the death of Britain's Kin George VI. OTTAWA in this capital were deeply shock- ed today by the news of King George's death. Plans were made to call an emergency ses- sion of the cabinet today. NEW YORK Duke and Duchess of Windsor were at their Hotel- Waldorf-Astoria suite carl: today when the death of the duke's brother, King'George VI, becami known. The duke will sail tomor row night for England to attend the funeral of the late monarch. It was not revealed whether the duchess will accompany him. The duchess never has been receivec by the royal family. ROME Pius was in. formed by Walter St. C. H. Roberts, British ambassador to the Holy See. The Pontiff in- strutted that a telegram of condolence be sent at once to the king's family. ST. PAUL death of King George brings sorrow even beyond his Gov. Anderson said in a statement today. "That, I believe is one of the greatest evidences of-his standing in the hearts of the people. "It is fortunate that he'will be succeeded by one who has al- ready established international popularity and respect" SEOUL, W- said a British private in Korea, "one thins certain: The queen mother will keep her chin up, so the rest of us can." sir Oliver Franks, British ambassador to the United States, said: "He inspired the service and devotion of his people through the long years of national peril. Our thoughts go out in deepest and most respectful sympathy to his family, particu- larly to his daughter who is now our queen." BERLIN (ffl The Russians notified the western powers to- day they would like to join in lowering flags to half staff out of respect to King George. PARIS Nations Sec- retary General Trygve Lie ordered the lowering of the flags of the world organization's 60 nations, who yesterday concluded their sixth general assembly. They had intended to complete I their empire-cementing journey by continuing around the world, with side visits to the Panama canal and to Bermuda, British colony off the Atlantic coast of the United States. Now they must return at once. Their son, three-year-old Prince Charles, born Nov. 14, 1948, now becomes first in line to; succeed to the throne. The line of succession, in order, then is Charles' year- old sister Anne, and Elizabeth's 21-year-old sister, Princess Mar- garet. Death of the king brings back several traditional royal titles. Two of them, the Dukedoms of Cornwall in England and Rothesay in Scotland, automatically go at once to Prince Charles. The courtesy title of Queen Mother may pass from King George's mother, Mary, to his widow, Queen Elizabeth. Another the most im- portant, waiting for young Charles. He is expected some1 day to become Prince of Wales, a title reserved solely for male heirs to the throne. No Prince of Wales Since 1936 Elizabeth was marked as a fu- ture reigning queen when she was (only 10 and her father became king. It changed the whole course of her upbringing, from that of a relatively carefree child to one laden the prospective re- sponsibilities of reigning over world-girdling commonwealth 2 empire. Two events had changed her life from that of a playful daughter of the shy Duke of York. One was the decision of her uncle, Edward VIII, to quit the throne so he could marry an American, Mrs. Willis Warfield Simpson, who was unacceptable to the Church of England because she had been married twice previ- ously. His abdication made her father king on Dec. 11, 1936, and made her the heiress apparent to the throne. The other event had been the birth of her sister, Princess Mar- garet, only other child of King George and his queen. Had this child been a boy, he would imme- diately have taken her place in line of succession. 35 Carloads of Cattle, Hogs Bring SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. Thirty-five carloads of cattle and logs sold yesterday on the South St. Paul market brought about for Roy Jarrett, Newark, S.D. The sale of 30 cars of cattle netted about The rest came from the sale of five car- loads of hogs. U.S. to Demand Lost In Grain Deals 15 Storage Firms Face Court Action Over Shortages WASHINGTON UPl A survey showed today the government had taken legal action to collect about from 15 storage firms in connection with alleged shortages of grains and other farm products stored under price support pro- ;rams. In addition, the government has gone to court to recover S177.00C from firms which, it says, failed ti deliver grains of the grade the gov eminent bought from them for an overseas supply program. Furthermore, legal action is be ing considered in connection wit] 12 other cases of shortages. Th amounts involved have not been determined. Possible shortages in 29 other elevators and warehouses are be ing investigated. Heavy Losses Seen Some members of congressional committees investigating the short ages and the way the Agriculture Department has handled its grain storage program predict the losses will run into many millions of dol- lars. Secretary of Agriculture Bran- nan, on the other hand, says he expects the total to be far less than five million dollars, probably less than one million. He estimates that losses will be less than one-twentieth of one per cent oi the total volume of commodities handled by commercial storage concerns. The survey shows that losses and suspected losses fall into three general classes: (1) Conversion, (2) Shrinkages and (3) Failure of purchased grain to measure up to grades paid for. The conversion cases are the ones that have drawn the most criticism. They mainly involve use of gov- ernment grain by storage firms for speculative purposes. The concerns sold the grain in the belief they could buy it back later at a lower price and thereby make a profit. Other Cases The 14 pending court cases charge conversion of government grain to private use. Four of these cases, involving in wheat and grain sorghums, are against Texas concerns. Two, involving beans, -wheat, barley and grain sorghums valued at are against Colorado firms. Farmer Arrested, Still Seized Near Independence, Wis. MADISON, Wis. still and six gallons of illicit liquor were seized this morning in a raid near Independence in Buffalo County. Clifford Marsolek, 36, was arrested. The still was found in a hoghouse on his farm. He was charged with possession and sale of liquor without a license. The raid was conduct- ed by state beverage tax agents and Sheriff Verona" Rhyner of Buffalo County. King George VI Elizabeth Queen At 25; Churchill Calls In Cabinet (ff) Tired and spent, King George VI died today after 15 years on the throne. His daughter, Elizabeth, 25, became queen. The word reached her in an African colony, one of the remnants of the British empire. She sobbed as she received the news, and then made arrangements to fly home tomorrow. George steady sort of monarch the Britons in his sleep at Sandringham, the royal estate in Norfolk where he was born 56 years ago. All over Bri- tain, the people said: "He was a good The king and his queen, Elizabeth, with their two pretty daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret Rose, had won the hearts of Britain by their steadfast refusal to seek safety abroad during World War II. It is believed that a blood thrombo- the immediate cause of the king's death. Last September, a surgeon removed one of his.Iungs as cancer- ous, and the king had looked ill for The Sidewalk In Front of Buckingham Palace, London, is lined with people saddened by the announcement of the death of their monarch, King George VI, early today. The palace blinds were drawn as Britain: went into mourning. The king died at his country residence, Sandringfaam. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) KING DIES IN HIS SLEEP AT SANDRINGHAM A.. taf THINKING SSyfc Of The Death oi King George VI is told in these headlines -of London newspapers. News- paper extras were on the streets within a few minutes after the king's, death was announced at Ssndringham. In downtown London women burst into tSars as they saw the headlines. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) [-Man Cites backdating of faxes in Probe SAN FRANCISCO T-ma William Frank says backdating c tax returns is the major irregular ity he found in the San Francisc Internal Revenue office. He wa to tell Congressmen more detail of his secret, four-month investiga tion. "Friendship, political favors motives of that kind, not were behind the backdating, the Seattle Treasury agent testified yesterday at a public hearing of a House Ways and Means Subcom mittee headed by Rep. King (D Today, he was to continue out lining his findings on 15 charges of irregularities made against re- cently ousted collector James G. Smyth and the San Francisco tax office. 15 Charges The 15 charges were made by Deputy Tax Collector Thomas J. 3oolan in a letter to Sen. Charles Tobey They became the bill of particulars in a six-month ;rand jury probe here. Frank outlined seven of the accu- sations yesterday. He said six were ound unsubstantiated. He said the leventh accusing Smyth and others if holding up a tax fraud case un- til the statute of limitations pre- 'ented prosecution, is covered in in indictment against the deposed ollector, Frank testified "important peo- le" were involved in the backdat- ing. He said Bureau -procedures make it difficult to detect --such ases. Hog Causes Man To Lose Eye ALBERT LEA, Minn, Reu- ben Pierce, Geneva, Minn., near here, locker plant employe, lost his. right eye in an unusual acci- dent yesterday. Pierce was about to kill a hog when the animal kicked the knife- and it entered Pierce's eye. He was token to an Albert Lea hospital. Quitting Won't Draft Boards Told By JACK MACKAY ST. PAUL of the entire Crow Wing County draft board led to a communication, advising all draft boards in the state that "quitting won't help the national defense effort." Col. Lilygren recited details of a case that prompted resignation of the four members because they did not agree with the director's request that a first-year university student be deferred until the end of the academic year in accordance with the law. Resignation of the draft board was followed by appointment of a new board which met with CoL Lilygren at Brainerd Tuesday night for the first time. Col. Lily- gren took along with him copies of the letter he mailed to all members of draft boards in the state's 87 counties. Threatens to Quit Col. Lilygren pointed out that the resigned board had been in- formed that if the registrant were inducted before the end of his academic year, "he could withou' question, request discharge from the armed forces based on erro neous induction." Robert Anderson of Brainerd, chairman of the resigned board, advised the state director that his aoard was unable to comply with Liilygren's decision and that if the state director appealed the regis- :rant's classification and delayed induction of the student, the board would resign. The board disregarded Col. -Lily- Arms Committee Passes UMT Bill WASHINGTON UB-The House ;ren's. advice and youth's induction. ordered the "This left the director without any Col. Lilygren wrote. He then explained that he appealed in behalf the student, which delayed induction. He cited the section of the federal selective ervice law relating to induction of irst-year students and added: Law Mandatory ;'It will be noted that the law s mandatory and does not give" the local board or the director any Iternatiye." Col. Lilygren then quoted from he oath of office taken by draft oard members: "Having been ap- ointed under terms of the Selec- ve Service Act of 1948, I will sup- ort and defend the Constitution and I will well, and faithfully dis- charge the duties of the office 'hich I am about to enter." The director emphasized .that it s his responsibility to administer he provisions of the selective :rviee law .in accordance with the bligatip implicit in the M Armed Services Committee today approved a compulsory Universal Military Training (UMT) bill. The vote, taken in closed session was reported as 27 to 7. The legislation is due to face a House test this month. It provides for the induction into a Security Training Corps for six months of training of all eligible males when they become 18 years of age. After serving six months, the trainees would be liable for reserve duty for seven and one-half years. The proposed law would go intc effect if passed by the Senate and the House and approved by the President. The legislation follows the gener- al outlines of a program submitted by a special commission headed by former Sen. James Wadsworth of New York. The training program would be supervised generally by a civilian- dominated commission. Exemp- tions or deferments from the six months of training would be held to a minimum. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and rair tonight and Thursday. Rising emperature Thursday. Low to- night 20; high Thursday 40; LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 33; minimum, noon, 25: precipitation, trace of mow; sun sets tonight at iun rises tomorrow Additional weather on. Page 11. a long time. But even his immedi- ate family did not know death was so near. Princess Elizabeth was in the first stages of an around-the- world trip, but planned to fly home immediately from Kenya in East Africa. King by Weeping crowds gathered at Buckingham palace as word of king's death spread. Flags were lowered to hah4 staff. The nation's radios went silent except for news bulletins. Unwillingly, George VI becami king by a whim of the Edward Vm (now the Duke of Windsor) abdicated rather than give up the love of the American Mrs. Walk's Simpson. He lived to .see Britain lose much of her empire, and to see his coun- trymen in wartime valor and peacetime austerity. The heir to the throne will Charles, the three-year-old son of Elizabeth and the Duke of Edin- burgh. He is Destined someday to become Prince of Wales.1 Voice Husky While there was no official an- nouncement, well-informed special- ists speculated that the king died of coronary clot on the heart. This is often the cause when death occurs during sleep. Additionally, the king had a his- ,ory of circulatory was operated on in 1949 to relieve circulatory disorder of the leg. George's voice sounded husky when be broadcast his annual Christmas message, and some spe- ialists saw that as'a possible in- dication that cancer, having been removed from his" left lung, still present in his right. Elizabeth gave him. a long, anx- ious look last Thursday when sh6 left London by air on her trip to Africa, Ceylon, Australia and New Zealand a trip from which she was not scheduled to-return until July. Spectators at the airport felt it was almost as if Elizabeth had a premonition she might not see her father alive again. First King to Visit U. S. George VI was the first British King to visit the United States- he was there with his queen, Eliz- abeth, in 1939. The new queen went to, Washington'last year on a side- excursion from trip across Canada. Prime Minister Churchill called an emergency meeting of the cab- inet to set in motion the machin- ery-which will lead to Elizabeth's formal taking of the throne. One of her first duties will be to set a period of mourning for the court. When her grandfather, George V. died, court mourning was ordered for nine months.' George V's at 84 las outlived both her husband and at Sandringham that her -son. It was George V died, Jan. 21, 1936. Then. Edward VIII was king for a few months. The dead king at that time'; was Duke of York. He became king 'Dec. 11, 1936, when Edward gave up the throne for "the.wom- an I the twice-divorced- Simpson. Mid-Day News Word of the death came from Sandringbam palace'at a.m. a.m. The British; Broadcasting Corporation announc- es it at a.m. Newspaper ex-. tras hit the streets within a few minutes. In .downtown London' women burst into tears aw the .headlines. While Elizabeth' became quee4 mmediately on the death'of .her ather, the nation actually is with- out a head untfl ihtf from Africa
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