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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Generally Fair, Warmer Tonight And Tuesday Cotter vs. Campion Tonight 8 p. m. VOLUME 51, NO. 302 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 11, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES 3rd th Ai r Kills 29 Taft-lke Oklahoma Splitting Delegates homa to Spokane, Wash., and a whirl wind program that takes him on to Seattle and Portland, said he fornia primaries. 19 Skiers Killed In Avalanche VIENNA skiers were killed and 10 injured early today when a huge avalanche buried an Alpine hut near the Arlberg Pass, the Austrian News Agency said. Twenty other persons in the hut were dug out from the snow mass by mountain rescue squads. Most of the dead and injured were German skiers. The avalanche occurred on the slopes of Hohe Ifen Moun- tain, which marks the border between Austria and Germany southwest of the German town of Oberstdorf. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The political spotlight focussed on Oklahoma today where Taft and Eisenhower forces meet in the nation's first Republican state j convention. I But some of the edge was taken off the outcome by a reported last-minute compromise made in an effort to avoid a showdown test of strength. Jack Bell, Associated Press po- litical writer, said-backers of Sen. Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower got together in Okla- hotel room confer- ences yesterday and tentatively decided on a slate i of four at-largu delegates includ- ing two for Taft, one for Eisenhow- er and one un- f. committed. Bell said the Jbest estimate of I political observ- I ers on the 12 dis- s trict delegates al- Jack Bell ready chosen is that four are for Taft, four for Eisenhower, one favorable to Taft, two lean to the general, and one committed to General Douglas MacArthur but likely to go to Taft Slight- Advantage If Taft gets two delegates today, he would have a slight advantage, and, if the MacArthur support goes his way, a majority. While the number of delegates involved is small, the advantage is viewed more from the psychological standpoint. Other developments: Taft, in Minneapolis en route U.N. Opposes Red China at Peace Parley Denies Problem Of Formosa Will Be Taken Up 01 Air Ace Shot Down in Blaze of Glory TOKYO Maj. George A. will not enter Mmnesota and CaU- Davis, Jr., America's greatest jet (ace, was shot down over Korea's "favorite sons" in both Harold E. Stassen in Minnesota and Gov. Earl Cali- fornia. Full Ticfcef Seen presumably killed Sunday after shooting down two more Communist MIG 15's in his last_ Far East Air announced. Davis had a total record of 21 planes shot down, 11 MIG's and three Communist light bombers in seven Japanese planes in World War II. Although there was little doubt that the jet ace from Tex., was dead, Air Force officials reported him as missing in ac- But the possibility arose that he may be forced into the Minnesota race, in which Stassen, Eisenhow- er, and General MacArthur al- ready are entered on the GOP ticket. MacArthur may withdraw. A rural editors' committee an- nounced yesterday at Pierz, that all presidential candidates- including Taft, President Truman, tion. His plane was seen to crash after Warren'and Sen. Kefauvsr who I being hit and no parachute was have not be entered in i seen in the air or or the ground, the March 18 primary by a peti- the Air Force said, tion now being circulated. If they Fifth Jet Ace Davis, 31, became America's fifth jet ace of the Korean War MUNSAN, Korea chief United Nations truce negotiator to- day questioned Red China's right to take part in a Korea peace conference and suggested that the problem of which nations should negotiate the peace be solved af- ter an armistice is signed. Rear Adm. C. Turner Joy told the Reds, in effect, to give up any ideas of deciding the fate of For- mosa or settling other Asian prob- lems at a Korean peace con- fei-encc. "If it is your view that the com- manders must make inappropriate recommendations, then the U. N. command delegation will be oppos- ed to any recommendations being he said. The Allies previously have made it clear that unless both sides agree on recommendations none can be made. Negotiators have agreed to discuss withdrawal of for- eign troops from Korea and peace- ful settlement of the Korean ques- tion. Full Session Joy's statement came during one hour and 35 minute session o the full armistice delegations o agenda item five recommenda tions to governments involved. He declared that by the Com munists' own standards Red Chin is not eligible to take part" in post-armistice peace conference. Joy pointed out that Chines troops fighting in Korea alway Circled Portion of diagram shows where National Airlines DC-6 airliner crashed into a big apartment house in Elizabeth, N. J., feroe crashing into the street. Wreckage of fuselage of crashed liner is in foreground. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) want to withdraw, they must sign an affidavit saying they are not candidates, and will not accept a nomination if it is offered. 'Stooge' Filings Flayed by Dunn ST. PAUL Roy E. Dunn, state manager of the Taft for President campaign, today brand- ed the plan to enter all leading candidates for President in the primary as "stooge" filings. A rural editors' committee has been formed to filfe by petition Sen. Taft and Gov. Earl Warren of California on the Republican ticket, and President Truman and Sen. Kefauver on the Democratic side in the March 18 primary. "It looks to me like a proposi- tion of stooge Dunn said. Dunn is national Republican com- mitteeman for Minnesota and has been majority leader of the state have been labeled volunteers, hot by Red China and North Korea He said the Communists have ar gued that the appearance of vol unteer units in Korea was "com pletely unrelated to any official ac tion on the part of their politica authorities." Ask Complete Report i The U. N. asked the Reds to spell out the exact duties of th proposed committee on prisoner exchange and joint Red Cross Nov. 30 when he bagged three TU- iteams which would helP with the 2 propellor-driven bombers and program. one MIG jet in a big air battle Both sides have agreed on the south of the Yalu River mouth. i approximate composition of the Just 14 days later, on Dec. 13, two groups. The Allies want to Davis became the ace of aces in give each specific tasks, while the Korea when he shot down fouriReds want only to outline their MIG's in two blazing battles to I assignments. boost his total kill to nine MIG's and three Red bombers in 16 days. He held every combat record made by a jet pilot, the most kills of all types of planes, the most MIG's destroyed and the most kills of propellor-driven planes. The full armistice delegations will continue their discussion of the final agenda item at 10 a.m. Tues- day in Panmunjom. Staff officers will meet after the plenary session adjourns to work on truce supervi- sion and prisoner exchange. house 1939. of representatives since The Republican leader said it appears to him that the proposed plan is being promoted by sup- porters of Harold Stassen with a view of getting as many candi- dates as possible into the field. Such a plan would help Stassen, in Dunn's opinion. Dunn made it clear he would stop the move if there were a way to do it, but that the law makes it virtually impossible to block filings by petition. State Department Employe Resigns WASHINGTON State De- partment said today 0. Edmund Clubfa, foreign service officer, has been cleared by a department loy- alty and security board but will resign, effective today. Clubb was the second career dip- lomat to be investigated by the de- partment's loyalty and review board. The other was John Service, who also was cleared by the de- partment loyalty board. Press Officer Michael J. McDer- mott said that Clubb is retiring voluntarily. He said he is eligible for retirement under the foreign service act, which makes a career officer eligible if he is over 50 and has had more than 20 years' serv- ice. They Couldn't Get Abe To Speak During Campaign By LARRY KRAMP SPRINGFIELD, 111. a century ago Abraham Lincoln sat out his successful six months campaign for the presidency at his home here and refused to make a speech. Dr. Harry E Pratt, Illinois state historian, says Lincoln kept still because he was afraid of having his words twisted. Lincoln was unbudging in his resolves to "keep bis mouth Pratt said today in an interview. To those who pressed him, Lincoln referred them to his previous speeches and letters. Lincoln's resolution to keep his silence is attested by his letters. He wrote to R. W. Thompson of Terre Haute, who asked him to speak up on his record: "If my record would hurt any there is no hope that it will be ed for affidavits from Quincy resi- dents to settle the matter. But Lincoln cautioned, "It must not publicly appear that I am paying any attention to the 'charge." Pratt recounted some other ef- Two McCoy Men (illed in Crash Near Toman TOM AH, Wis. Two sergeants from nearby Camp McCoy were killed and two other passengers in their car were injured Sunday morning in a collision with a load- ed semi-trailer at an intersection one mile north of here. Sheriff Chris Hendricksen of i M-nroe County identified the dead as Carleton R. Peterson, 37, and Sherman Edwards, in his early 30's. Hendricksen said Peterson owned the auto, but it was not determined whether he was driv- ing. Cpl. Harry Zinsmaster, also of McCoy, was taken unconscious to the post hospital. He still was unconscious 20 hours after the ac- cident and the full extent of his injuries had not been determined. Seriously hurt was Mrs. Mayme Jonsack, 34, Tomah. Body of King Moved To Westminster Hall LONDON body of Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor to the world as King George started its long, slow trip to a grave four-days away. Followed by his widowed wife and two 'sorrowing eldest his successor on Britain's coffin of the monarch whose people dubbed him "George the Good" was borne on a horse drawn gun carriage from the little parish church at Sandringham. The tractor-trailer was driven >y Leland E. Davis, 43, Mauston, an employe of the United shipping Co., Minneapolis. He was not hospitalized. Davis told Hendricksen he was lauling a load of general freight rom the Twin Cities to a relay icint at Mauston. Company ot- icials confirmed this report. Coroner Robert Sparta, aid he plans to conduct an in- vest today. Three others died accidental overlooked; sojforts to provoke Lincoln: that if my friends "They said he said nasty things can help any about Thomas Jefferson. They as Of :caution and cir- cumspection will course, due be used. When a giant procession p r e- ceding a rally of pass- ed his home, he greeted it silent- 'ly. Later, he ap- Abraham Lincolnpeared at the ral- ly at the old fairgrounds but de- clined to speak. Pratt related one effort of James Gordon Bennett, New York lerald publisher, to sting Lincoln to speech. "Bennett was attempting to smoke Lincoln out and proyoke lim to anger so he would reply. Ie accused Lincoln of attending a Know Nothing' lodge meeting in Quincy, Pratt said. Lincoln then wrote to Abraham with it, they may said he had been a heavy contribu- well do so. tor to persons shipping arms to Kansas abolitionists. Anything to get a rise out of him. But he never rose to take the bait." Lincoln's campaign for the presi- dency was carried to the public by a corps of speakers. Meanwhile, Lincoln sat in Gov. John Wood's state house officje, which he took over for campaign headquarters, and received hun- dreds of politicians who visited him. Lincoln didn't meet his vice pres- idential running mate, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, until both were elected. It was two months Rafter he was nominated that Lincoln wrote to Hamlin: "It appears to me that you and I ought to be acquainted." Four months later they were elected. They still hadn't gotten together. They' managed a meet- ing when Lincoln left Springfield Nov. 21, I860, and went to Cbi- 'onas, a Quincy attorney, and ask- cago. eaths in Wisconsin over the week- nd. They were La Vonne Whiteaker, 4, and Lester C. Sawyer, 17, of lacine. When the young people ailed to return from a movie date he girl's father, Marion White- ier, started looking for them, heir bodies were found in the car ear their homes. A faulty muffler as blamed. Axel Carlson, 75, Delavan, was illed Sunday near Walworth when IB car in which he was riding col- ded with another auto on high- ay 14. Meaton Elevator Burns WHEATON. Minn. Peavey Co. grain elevator containing some bushels of grain was heavily damaged in a pre-dawn fire Sun- day. Melvin Fenno, elevator man- ager, set the loss at about S75.000 to the elevator. No estimate was available on the grain lost. Fire- men from Wheaton and nearby Senate Floor Fight Against UMT Promised WASHINGTON A Senate floor fight against universal mili- tary training (UMT) was promised today by Sen. Edwin C. John- son "I'm going to fight it to the last the husky Western senator told a reporter. "We can get all the men we need from selective service without putting a mortgage on the life of every 18-year-old boy indefinitely." Johnson spoke out as the Sen- ate armed services opened a final week of hearings on the UMT measure. Chairman Russell (D-Ga) hopes to complete committee action and have a bill reported to the Senate by Feb. 21. That was the deadline fixed for action by both Senate and House There, on the nearby country estate he loved so well, George was born and there he died las Wednesday after a life span of 56 years. In the little church of St Mary Magdalene this morning his family attended a last private serv- ice for him, then took his body to the public homage awaiting it in London. Body In Stale Here in the capital the highest in the land gathered at history-hal- lowed Westmin- ca- ster hall, beside the Thames, where the body will lie in state until it is taken Friday to Wind- sor castle for bur- ial. Britain's great pay homage at a service at the hall later today. The rest of the sovereign's sub-Princess Margeret jects will be permitted to file past committee Stessen Tells Badger ed the principle of UMT last year. The House armed services com- mittee has approved a detailed UMT bill by a 27-7 vote. Truman Names Neville State U. S. Attorney WASHINGTON Philip Nev- ille was nominated today by Presi- dent Truman to be U. S. district attorney for Minnesota. He will succeed Clarence U. Lan- drum who is retiring. Ex-Minnesota Lawmaker JC's He Would Build St. Lawrence Seaway MANITOWOC HV-Harold Stassen said Sunday the St. Lawrence Sea- way would be built within three years if he were elected President. Stassen, a candidate for the Re- publican nomination for President, made the comment at a press con- ference after speaking before the Wisconsin Junior Chamber of Commerce. He said: "If elected President, I would work out an.equitable agree- ment with the opposition in Con- gress for operation of the seaway." In his speech, the former Min- nesota Governor assailed what he termed "soft" policy in matters involving the Soviet Union; "We seem to be very timid at times about what others might do to he said. Stassen endorsed the Missouri Taylor Stewardess about three and a half hours. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Generally fair and a little warmer tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight 25, high Tuesday 42. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 aours' ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 40; minimum, 23; noon, 38; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 42; minimum, 21; noon, 31; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page II. the flames for Awarded Service Medal WASHINGTON Wl Armed Forces Reserve Medal was award- ed today to former Congressman Melvin J. Maas "for a quarter cen- tury of distinguished service." Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Lemuel C. Shepherd made the presentation to Maas, who is a reserve brigadier general of the corps and the founder of the Ma- rine Reserve Officers Association. General Maas, the Marine Corps said, is completing courses at the blind center of the Veterans Ad- ministration Hospital at Hines, 111. His eyesight began to fail last year. Maas enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1917 and served as an aviator in both world wars. He was congressman .from Minnesota for 16 years. Valley Authority as well as the St. Lawrence Seaway. He warned against government control of in- dustry and said that the nation's schools should always remain un- der the control of local communi- ties. This Is What Became Of 2-Dollar Bills WASHINGTON you occa- sionally worry about what happen- ed to the bill, stop fretting. There are of them now in circulation, and the government is printing them at the rate of 16 million a year. These are some of the S2-biil statistics presented to the House Appropriations Committee by Mrs. Georgia Neese Clark, treas- urer of the United States, and Walter L. Funk, her budget of- ficer. his bier tomorrow and the two days after. Crowds collected at King's Cross station, in central London, to view the funeral train. A simple, poignant procession ac- companied the coffin as it left the Sandringham church just at 11 a. m. today for the two-mile trip to (Volverton railway station and the 110-mile train journey to London. Sad Procession For three days the three women lad mourned in private just as any British family might. Today they returned to their people and took ip their regal missions as Queen Elizabeth n, Britain's 25-year-old sovereign, the Queen Mother Eliza- >eth and Princess Margaret. But at Sandringham there were 10 muffled drums, no bands playing a funeral march, none of the pan- iply that goes with majesty. Al- most the only spot of color in the whole somber cortege was the gold nd red quartered royal standan overing the coffin, A mournful skirl of bagpipes sig- aled the departure of the sad pro ession down the winding country oad. Just before the royal party step ped from the train in London, a royal attendant in top hat climb- ed into the hearse coach and plac- ed the imperial crown with its 094 jewels worth approximately on the king's casket. The queen and women of her party did not wait to follow the procession in its slow-cadences progress to Westminster, but left at once by limousine for Bucking- ham palace. On Horse-Drawn Carriage Grenadier guardsmen car ried the casket across the scarlet carpeted platform to a horse-drawn gun carriage amid the hush. The Dukes of Edinburgh and Gloucester, wearing long black coats and high silk hats, walked slowly across the platform and took up positions just behind the green and mahogany gun carriage. At the command of the honor guard officer, the cortege moved out past the thousands, many of whom had waited in the chill driz- zle for hours, some all through the night. The coffin was draped with the scarlet and gold royal standard. The crown rested on.a purple cushi ion, its jewels glistening dully in the sleety rain. Also on the coffin lay a single wreath of white flow- ers, from the queen grandmother, Mary. Total for Two Months 115; Airport Closed Airliner Plows !nto 4-Story Brick Apartment House ELIZAZBETH, N. J. airliner, the third in less than two months, thundered down into this tense, jittery city today, smashing into a big apartment house and kill- ing 29 persons. A National Airlines DC-6, crip- pled by- engine trouble, dropped from a thousand feet in a moonlit sky, crashed into the 52-family dwelling, and exploded into flying fragments and fire. Twenty-five of the 63 persons aboard the Miami-bound plane and four residents of the apartment house were killed. About 40 pei> sons, most of them the plane's sur- vivors, were injured. The new tragedy forced a hasty shutdown of air traffic at nearby Newark airport, one of the busiest n the East. The field's operations, in the words of Elizabeth's Mayor James T. Kirk, had city under an "umbrella of The airport's traffic was divert- ed to airports in New York city and also to Philadelphia. 'Can't Make If A few moments before the four- ingined airliner crashed at a. m. its pilot messaged that two 'ngines had failed. Told to return :o the field, he radioed a last frantic "Can't make it." The pilot, Capt. W, G. Foster, died in the crash. Then, the big plane plunged downward like a meteor, streaming jasoline behind it. The ominous of its descent kindled terror in residents below. Twice before ince mid-December they had ,eard that sound .and twice before flaming death struck among them. One hundred and fifteen died in the three crashes. The plunging National Airliner oiif ed through the top floor of the our story brick apartment house, wiping out one whole family of hree. Another resident died on the econd floor, screaming behind wall of flames. The plane caromed off the build- ag, slinging wreckage for hun- ,reds of yards around. The front f the fuselage catapulted into the layground of a children's home, urning fiercely, while the rear ection lit in a tree top. Hunt For Victims Unlike the other two crashes in 'hich all plane passengers and rew were killed, 38 of those board, most of them in the rear ection, miraculously escaped eath. But like the crash 20 days go, the plane spread death on the round. Earlier, the death toll was offi- lally reported at 33, but this was educed to 29. But the search for ctims in the wrecked building ontinued. The plane nosed over and roar- d downward shortly after its take- ff. In the apartment house be- iw, someone screamed: "Plane rash! Everybody It was like a familiar signal in iis industrial city of hich is about 10 miles south of ew York city. Crash Dee. 16 On Dec. 16, a non-scheduled C-48 ropped in flames into the Eliza- beth river, killing all 56 aboard. On Jan. 22, an American Airlines Con- vair hurtled into a residential dis- trict, killing all 23 aboard and sev- en residents. The plane broke apart as it tore through the top of the apartment building, leaving fire and explo- sions in its wake. The rear of the plane landed in a tree, then drop- ped to the street The front section shot on into a yard, and burst into flame. Plane seats were scattered along the way. Most of the surviving (Continued on Page 11, Column 3) PLANE W. C. Foster   

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