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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Clearing, Colder Tonight, Warmer Saturday Afternoon Read 'Hollywood' By Hedda Hopper Page 4 Today VOLUME 51, NO. 300 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WiNONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 8, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES Trumpets Herald Splitting The Air With Rebel yells and cries of "We Like a trainload of Texans pour into Pennsylvania Station in New York. They came to attend an Eisenhower-for-President rally in Madison Square Garden. All male members of the party wore "ten-gallon hats" and many car- ried banners and signs indicating points of origin. One sign which read "Taft for was carried by a group from Taft, Texas. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Ad ForG enauer erman Pleads Army BONN, Germany Konrad Adenauer warned the West German people today that a vast Russian military machine is pressed the Elbe and can march against West Europe "within 24 hours" if the Kremlin gives the signal. Interrupting debate on his proposal to raise 12 German divisions for the European army, Adenauer said the first shock of a Russian attack would have to be borne by and TODAY Ike Men Say Taft Can't Win By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON professional attempt to answer the great Re- publican question, "Can Taft win the is now being pri- vately circulated in Washington. Its sources, admittedly, are men friendly to General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower's candidacy. Its results, which are unfavorable to the senator, are admittedly speculative. Yet the facts pre- sented are so interesting, in and of themselves, as to be worth re- cording. The principle of the study was to concede to Sen. Taft every state he might reasonably hope to carry in a national election. On this basis, every state in the union was placed in the Taft column except for two categories. One was the Solid South, and the other the small group of industrial sea- board states where a defeat for Sen. Taft has already been pre- dicted by the local Republican leaders. Democrats Safe in South The South was defined as includ- ing Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisi- ana, Mississippi, New Mexico, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. No Republican candi- date has carried even one of these states for 24 years. Furthermore, the Dixieerat leaders who would actually like to see the Republicans break the Solid South as a lesson to the northern Democrats, re- gretfully state that "Mr. Republi- can" cannot overcome the local Democratic prejudice. If this rea- soning is correct, a total of 146 electoral votes would pile up against Sen. Taft in the Southern sector. The seaboard industrial states listed as lost to Taft are Califor- nia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. This is of course the more arguable part of the elec- toral analysis. Eyes en New York Yet Truman was only barely beaten by Gov. Dewey in Dewey's own home state of New York be- cause, in 1948, New York voters went for Henry Wallace. With those votes in their normal place in the Democratic column, New York would have gone Demo- cratic by over In Cali- fornia, Democratic registration outnumbers Republican by a fac- tor of two to one. In Pennsylvania, the Republican machine in Philadelphia, which has decided all the recent elec- tions when the state has gone Republican, was swept into the dustbin by the Democratic reform- ers, Joseph Clark and Richardson Dillworth. A recent poll of regis- tered Republicans, taken in Penn- sylvania to determine whether Gen. Eisenhower should be entered in (Continued on Page 13, Column 6) ALSOPS American, British and French (forces in West Germany but the Germans could not expect the Al- lied troops to do everything for them. German soldiers, he declared, are essential to counter-balance the Soviet power. Policy Criticized His warning came amid sharp criticism of his policy, particularly from the bitterly anti-rearmament Socialists. The chancellor was hav- ing trouble within his own fold as well. The second largest faction in his coalition government, the Free Democratic party, said last night it would agree to arming West Germany only if the Bonn republic gets membership in the North At- lantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and if "all still imprisoned former German soldiers" are released. The two-day preliminary debate on the army proposal was expected to conclude this afternoon. No final decision on the question was planned for several weeks, but government parties were reported framing a resolution on which to hold a test vote of parliamentary sentiment on Adenauer's plans to call up to German soldiers for the projected six-nation European army. Military Ponders Service Ranks For New Queen LONDON men spec- ulated today about the service ranks likely to be held by Queen Elizabeth H. Her father, King George, dur- ing his reign was admiral of the fleet, field marshal and of the Royal Air Force. The sovereign, an authority on royal procedure, said Elizabeth "automatically is head of the arm- ed forces and all owe allegiance to His wife's accession to the throne probably will bring a high- er naval rank for the Duke of Edin- burgh, now a lieutenant com- mander, admiralty sources said. For state reasons, they explain- ed, he probably will be promoted by an order in only way of naval promotion outside normal advancement through serv- ice. But Elizabeth's accession appar- ently has ended her husband's ac- tive career as a naval officer. It was considered unlikely he would ever have a spa-going command again. y- WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity-----Clearing and colder tonight. Saturday gen- erally fair with higher afternoon temperatures. Low tonight 18, high Saturday 34. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 39; minimum, 25; noon, 28; precipitation, 2 inches snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 13. H. Texans for Ike Carry Campaign Into New York NEW YORK Wl With whoops and yells of 'We Like a j thousand Texans roared into town today for an Eisenhower-for-Pres- ident rally tonight. A 46-piece band from Abilene blared as the visitors, waving ban- ners and Confederate flags, swarm- ed off a special train at Pennsyl- vania station. The flags, said W. H. Francis, of Houston, are a symbol of "the re- volt against Truman in Texas." Men in.the. delega- tion all wore ten-gallon hats. While the cowboy-costumed band cut loose with an impromptu con- cert, Fred Poole, of Alice, Texas, reeled off some verse (it goes to the tune of "Deep in the Heart of which went, in part: "Deep -freeze and minks and all those pinks; "You bet, they're not from Texas. "Let's switch to Ike, the guy they like, "From 'icny down there in Texas." Arnall Accepts Job As Nation's Boss On Prices WASHINGTON Gibbs Arnall, Georgia's plump little ex- j governor, today was headed for a big new job as the nation's price job he labeled "tough, un- popular and thankless." But someone has got to do it, Arnall said. President Truman sent to the Senate yesterday the nomination of the 44-year-old southerner to be director ,of the Office of Price Stabilization. Several senators predicted little or no opposition to Arnall's con- firmation for the a year post. Arnall would succeed Mich- ael V. Di Salle who is quitting Feb. 15 to seek the Democratic nomina- tion for the U.S. Senate in Ohio. Chairman Maybank (D-SC) of the Senate Banking Committee tenta- tively scheduled hearings on Ar- nall's nomination next Tuesday. In Atlanta, Arnall told newsmen: "I have no extraordinary ability, am no economist and know of no magic formula which will solve our price problem." But, he added that he is willing to undertake the difficult job of price chief to help "preserve our. economic stability and our nation's security." Man Dies From Blast At Redwood Falls REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. Arthur Christensen, 58, who was hurled with his clothing aflame through a gas station window yes- terday, died early today. The gas station, operated by Eddie Corcoran, was heavily dam- aged by an explosion and fire. The blast occurred after gasoline leak- ed into the basement of the sta- tion while storage tanks were be- ing filled from Christensen's trans- port truck.' Somehow, the hose from the truck had slipped out of the storage tanks' fill pipe. Christensen, James Taylor, about 61, and Corcoran had gone into the basement to make an inspec- tion. Corcoran was just starting to open all doors in the station, when the explosion happened. f Senators Look For Committee O.K. On UMT Bill May Be Stricter Than House Measure WASHINGTON UP) Senators said today they expect their Armed Services Committee to approve a stricter universal military training bill than that vot- ed out by the House commit- tee. Some Sen- ate committee- men said private- ly they favor a UMT bill that will permit both training and ac- tive service by 18-year-olds. A bill fashioned by the House group provides _ for six months of 5en' Kuwe" basic training but bars additional active service unless Congress passes new legislation or the trainees ask it. Sen. Russell chairman of the committee, asked members of the National Security Resources Training Commission, who began testimony yesterday on legislation to put the compulsory training pro- gram into action, to return today for questioning. "We hope to push this as fast as we can and complete testimony next Russell told a report- er. Under both the Senate and House bills either the President or the Congress could put the UMT train- ing-into operation. There had been some doubt, both by military leaders and congress- men, that the present selective service draft of men for 24 months service could continue and a start be made on the UMT at the same time. Both Chairman James Wads- worth and Lt. Gen. Raymond S. McLain, members of the NSRT Commission which devised the de- tailed legislation and which would supervise the program, testified this could be done. McLain said that as long as the draft does not take all men from 18 to 25 years, UMT could operate at age levels below the draft. He said most men inducted now are 20 or -older and UMT could take youths down to 18. The present draft can take men at 18V4 but few that young have been inducted. Sfassen Tells Press Group Good Foreign Policy Vital to U.S. MINNEAPOLIS E. Stassen told the Northwest Daily Press Association today that a suc- cessful American foreign policy is "vital to the happiness and well- being of the American home." Stassen, on leave from his post as president of the University of Pennsylvania and a candidate for the GOP nomination for President, spoke in Baltimore last night and arrived here this morning. "The Truman foreign the former Minnesota governor said, "has proved very bad. It is nothing but soft internationalism. "It is equally bad with the policy of semi-isolationism of the 20's and 30's. "America must follow an up to date and modern American foreign policy that takes a very firm leader- ship in world affairs. "We must have more American ideas and less American dollars in our foreign policy. More Ameri- can diplomatic courage and fewer American soldiers' lives." Stassen said he believes that the Voice of America program should be taken out of the State Depart- ment and become an effective weapon in the fight against Com- munism. The day's; program emphasized general newspaper advertising. In- cluded was a clinic on how news- papers, agencies and national ad- vertisers can work more closely to mutual advantage. Prof. Thomas Bernhart of the University of Min- nesota was moderator. The. Association comprises 50 daily newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wis- consin and Iowa. W. K. Mickelsqn of the New Ulm Daily Journal is president. Some 350 members and guests are attending the meeting. ueen New Monarch Pledges to Work As Father Did Funeral Set For George VI Next Friday This Is How the proclamation procession ap- peared this morning as it reached London's Trafalgar Square. The procession, carrying out the centuries-old pageantry appointed for the naming of a new ruler of Britain, was punctuated by the reading of accession proclamations at sev- eral points in the British capital. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) Servants Pay Last Respects To George VI SANDRINGHAM, Eng. Mi-Sen- ior royal servants tiptoed past the candelit bier of King George VI today, paying last respects to their dead sovereign. On the bier in a dimly lit down- stairs bedroom of Sandringbam house was a plain oak coffin. In it was the king's body, clad in the uniform of an admiral of the fleet. Of all the uniforms he wore, it was the one he loved best, symbolic of his long 'association with the naval service in which he served under fire at the Battle of Jutland. Late today, after Queen Eliza- beth II drives from London and pays homage to her father, the body will be carried 200 yards to the little 16th century royal chapel of St. Mary Magdalene. There it will be guarded by the eight game- keepers and beaters who served the hunt-loving king longest. Short Service At the chapel the king's people- bis farmers, gamekeepers, wood- men and villagers from West New- ton, Derinsgham, Shernborne, Flit- cham, Wolferton, Castle Rising and Hillington, which nestle under the royal take their last leave of the man they called their squire. There-will be a short service in the chapel Monday. Then the cof- fin will be placed on a gun carriage and a guard of honor of 20 grena- diers will draw the cortege slowly down the two-mile-long rhododen- drum banked drive to the railway station. To London By Train By train the coffin will travel to London to lie in state at Westmins- ter Hall, in the Palace of West- minster. Throughout yesterday a string of motorcars drew up at the east lodge by the Jubilee Gates of Sand- ringham House. One by one, the king's neighbors and friends came to pay their respects in the tradi- tional manner by signing the visi-, tor's book. Queen Mother Elizabeth and Princess Margaret remained in se- clusion throughout the day. Churchill Eulogizes Gives Loyalty To New Queen Bess LONDON Wr-Prime Minister Churchill broadcast a pledge of loyalty to Britain's new queen last night and praised as a model monarch the late George VI. Most of his broadcast, heard over much of the world, was an emotion-filled eulogy to the dead ruler, bis close friend, who he said ,bad walked fearlessly with death. But the veteran statesman whose career began in the reign of Victoria said in closing that he felt a thrill "in evoking once more the prayer and the anthem, 'God Save the Queen'." Churchill linked the coming reign with the greatness of the first Elizabethan era of four cen- turies ago and said the sovereignty of the new Queen Bess "will com mand the loyalty of her native land and of all other parts of the British commonwealth and em- pire." Model King Churchill said Elizabeth's gifts have "stirred the only part of our commonwealth she has yet been able to and he raised hopes for the fu- ture under a queen with a re- minder that "some of the greatest periods in our history have unfolded under their seep------------------ Mr. Churchill Terming the constitutional mon- archy the "most deeply founded and dearly cherished" of British in- stitutions, Churchill said the late king's "conduct on the throne may well be a model and a guide to constitutional sovereigns through- out the world today and also in fu- ture generations." "We thought of him so faithful in his study and discharge of state affairs, so strong in his devotion to the enduring honor of our coun- try, so self-restrained in his judg- ments of men and affairs, so up- lifted above the clash of party pol- itics yet so attentive to them, so wise and shrewd in judging be- tween what matters and what does the prime minister eu- logized. Two Tots Die In Farm Fire At East Troy EAST TROY, Wis. tots lost their lives Thursday night when flames gutted their small farm home on highway 15, three miles northwest of here. Their mother and grandmother were burned and cut and a fireman was overcome by smoke trying to save them. Kiilled in the unexplained fire were Stephanie Svetlik, three, and her sister, Marion, 18 months. The fire broke out about p. m. in the three room home oc- cupied by Mr. and Mrs. Martin Svetlik, Jr., on the farm of his father. Young Mrs. Svetlik and her mother-in-law were in the main house nearby when the blaze began. Flames and smoke drove back the two women when they tried to save the children. Fireman Joe Dunham of the Troy Center department was overcome by smoke while trying to get to the children in the burning building but was revived on the scene, r Fireman Irvin Landers of the East Troy department was hos- pitalized after being overcome by smoke and Charles Zinn, also of East Troy, hurt his back in fight ing the blaze. The children's father was at work in Milwaukee. Russians May Get Chance To A nswer M assacre Story WASHINGTON UP) Chairman i the committee hopes to learn what Madden (D.-Ind.) said today the j happened to an official report on Russians may get a chance to an-1 Katyn Forest made to the Penta- swer charges before his special Igon by Col. John H. Van Vhet in House committee that they sacred Polish officers during Van Vliet, a German prisoner, World War II. jwas taken to Katyn shortly after Madden told newsmen that he j the Nazis announcedfinding mass- personally thought the committee ed graves witti stacked Polish should send an official letter to the i bodies m April, re. Soviet embassy here offering to ms release, Van _Vliet re- hear the Russian version. Mos- cow has laid the killings to the Germans. Madden's suggestion has not yet been considered by the full com- mittee. The special group has concluded four days of open hearings on the massacres in Katyn Forest, Rus- sia, during late 1939 and early 1940. The hearings will be re- sumed in a week or 10 days. Laid to Russians Polish and American witnesses have testified that the Russians shot down their prisoners in an effort to destroy Poland's intelli- gentsia. Madden said in fntura hearings ported to the Pentagon. Published reports say his account was mark- led "top secret" and congressmen later were told it was lost. May Call Woman Madden also said the committee probably would call as a witness the daughter of W. Averell Harri- man, former ambassador to Mos- cow. Now Mrs. Stanley C. Mor- timer Jr., of New -York city, the former Miss Kathleen Harriman visited Katyn with a party of for- eign correspondents in mid-Janu- ary, 1944. Henry Cassidy, former chief of The Associated Press bureau in Moscow, described that trip to the committee yesterday. He said So- viet officials tried to convince for- .eign correspondents that the Ger- mans were responsible for the kill- ings. Another American witness, Fa- ther Leopold Braun, testified that the Russians practiced race ex- termination "to do away with their enemies." He was the sole Catho- lic priest in Moscow for over 12 years until 1945. Sought- Polish Brains After the collapse of Polish re- sistance in early September, 1939, Father Braun testified, Russian troops disarmed the rank and file of the Polish army and sent them home. "But Polish officers were not captured by the Red army. They were captured by special groups of the Soviet secret police, he said. "Nobody who ever falls into the hands of the NKVD lives to tell his experiences, as a general the priest declared. George Grobicki, a former Po- lish colonel, said the Russians "wanted to put away the brain of the Polish to make Red control of Poland easier. LONDON Young Elizabeth II dumbly promised today to "always work as my father did" for the happiness of her people and was proclaimed queen of the British realm, territories and common- wealth. Then she left London to go to the bier of her father, King George VI. A triple fanfare of trumpets sig- naled the accession of a new queen to packed thousands in a ceremony dating back to the days of chivalry in front of historic St. James' palace. As a medieval-clad figure finish- ed reading the proclamation from the balcony at 11 a.m. the sombre thousands, in mourning for the late King George VI, stood at atten- tion and sang the national anthem "God Save the Queen." Queen Addresses Council Artillery salutes boomed, and clattering pageant-like procession of heralds spread the news. In a moving little speech to her councillors at the accession cere- mony a few minutes before, the 25-year-old queen said: "My heart is too full for me to say more to you today than that I shall always work, my father did throughout his reign, to uphold constitutional government and to advance the happiness and prosperity of my peoples, spread as they are all the world over. "I pray that Cod will help to discharge worthily this heavy task that has been laid upon so tarly in my life." Thus began-the reign of the sec- ond "Good Queen Bess." Then she and her 30-year-old hus- band, the Duke of Edinburgh left Clarence House, their home, for the 130-mile trip to Sandringham to visit for the first time the bier of her father whose death early Wednesday called her back miles from East Africa and a royal tour. First Smile Since Return As the royal limousine rolled through the palace gates the young queen smiled for the first time since her return and waved to a waiting crowd. The dead king's coffin will be carried along a garden path be- hind a sackcloth screen from Sand- ringham this evening to the little parish church nearby. There in the centuries-old church the king's own gamekeepers, dressed in tradition- al uniforms something like those of Robin Hood, will keep vigil until a short service Monday. Until the movement of the cof- fin, the body remained on a can- dlelit bier in a dimly lit bedroom at Sandringham, where the king died unexpectedly in his sleep Wed- nesday morning. Bearded Sir George Bellew, 50- year-old garter king-of-arms, dressed in medieval costume, read the proclamation of the accession council from the balcony of St. James'. Ike Headquarters Opened in State MINNEAPOLIS Opening of state headquarters in Minneapolis Monday for the Minnesota Eisen- hower campaign was announced today by Bradshaw Mintener, chair- man of Minnesotans for Eisen- hower. Gen. Eisenhower's name has been entered in the Minnesota pres- idential primary. Mintener said at a press confer- ence that the first state-wide ap- peal for support for, the general will be made broadcast of an Eisenhower rally in New York. "We're in this campaign to win, said Mintener. "Our problem is bucking the professional organiza- tions such as the Stassen and Taft groups and their candidates who; also are professionals. "We're just amateurs trying to work up a -grass roots movement." Southern Truckers End Week-Old Strike MEMPHIS, Tenn. The old strike of long haul truck driverr in seven Southeastern states was- ended late last night, but in three other states, Arkansas, Ok- lahoma and Texas, continued on strike. A. E. Green, Sr., chairman of the southeastern area truck opera- tors negotiation committee, an- nounced that carriers and AFL truck drivers in the Southeast had. agreed on a new contract "essentir. ally tha union proposed."   

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