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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Continued Rather Mild Tonight, Thursday Phone, Write, or Visit Us to Place Your Want Ad VOLUME 51, NO. 304 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 13, 1952 Alii ies 60-Day Exchange Plan Wreath for King Emphasizes Claims of Egypt to Sudan LONDON Florists dis- closed today that one of the most elaborate of an estimated floral tributes ordered for Friday's funeral of King George VI has come from Egypt's King Farouk, whose country is involved in a bitter quarrel with Britain. The wreath includes hun- dreds of curled laurel it took two women 12 hours to curl lilies. The white silk ribbon attach- ed is inscribed "King Farouk of Egypt and the Sudan." Egypt's Parliament added "The Sudan" to Farouk's title last October when it ordered British forces out of Egypt and claimed the disputed Nile territory. Britain has refused to recognize the Egyptian mon- arch's sovereignty over the Sudan, however. Other figures embroiled in with the late king's government also sent wreaths. More came not only from the high figures who knew the king well but also from people in the commonwealth who never saw him. Florists, swamped with work, hired hundreds of extra work- ers. Among those who ordered wreaths was Egyptian Prime Minister Aly Maher Pasha, ap- pointed by Farouk to quiet Egyptian riots which marked the country's dispute with Bri- tain. Another was Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and his Iranian government, who still are in dispute with Britain over the British oil properties Iran nationalized last spring. The King and Queen of Swe-' den sent a laurel wreath with a blue and yellow crepe band, decorated with the Swedish royal monogram. The Swedish navy ordered a six-foot floral anchor bound in golden crepe. Three planeloads of flowers were flown in by the French Riviera resort cities of Nice, Antibes and Cannes to decor- ate St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the king will be buried. White lilacs were flown from the Nether- lands and planeloads of Mi- mosa from southern France. Pass Bier Of King First Day LONDON flurried and the temperature dropped to 17 degrees but three grieving woman, a hitchhiker and a crippled war throughout the night to lead new thou- sands in homage past the bier of King George VI today. They were the first of an estimated persons lined up at 8 a.m. when the doors of Westminster Hall opened for the second day of public homage to the dead monarch. All but one of Europe's remaining ruling sovereigns and other representatives of the world's governments meanwhile hurried to Lon- don for the king's funeral Friday when his body will be taken to Windsor Castle for burial with his ancestors in St. George's chapel. First in the line today was a woman from Oxford. She was there before the doors closed be- hind the last of yesterday's pil- grims at a.m. but, she said, "I wanted to see the coffin of my king in daylight." TODAY Resolute Stand May AvertWar By JOSEPH ALSOP movement of events these days is a little like the movement of a glacier, grind ing, sluggish and all but imper- ceptible until the next avalanche is started by the remorseless ice. Today, the glacier does not seem to move. Yet there are signs of movement for the careful eye to see; and one .such is a new plan for carrying the Korean war to the Chinese mainland, when and if there seems to be no other choice. The plan, which has been placed before the Joint Chiefs of Staff by the Air Staff, has no resem- blance to Gen. Douglas MacAr- thur's scheme for bombing in Man- churia. In fact it is a plan for not bombing in Manchuria, since Manchuria now contains a power- ful concentration of Russo-Chinese air power, and it is also a plan for not bombing the Chinese cities and industrial centers, which contrib- ute so infinitely less to Chinese military power than the cities and industrial centers of the Soviet Un- ion. Basis of Plan The basis of the plan is simple enough. For such a huge country, China is held together by a re- markably slender network of com- munications. The Yellow River anc the Yangtse, the Grand Canal, and two or three railroads are the main arteries, and there are no lesser arteries and capillaries to take the traffic, if the main arter- ies are cut. From the foundation oi the Chinese empire over years ago, when the first universal The man behind her had hitch hiked 130 miles from Somerset. He didn't have the railroad fare, he said, but "I had to get here to pay my last respects to a great king." A crippled veteran of World War II was the third. He said he had driven the 50 miles here from Brighton in his little motorized three-wheel invalid car. He hob- bled in on crutches to pay last respects to the dead monarch. The huge stone hall was cold. It was lit only by the gray day- light filtering through the windows high in the walls and six tall can- Windsor Arrives LONDON Duke of Windsor returned to England today to join in the national mourning for his brother, King George VI. "It is indeed a sad said the Duke who arrived alone at Southampton from New York. He went directly to Queen Mary's home at Marlborough House. Asked how long he would stay in England, the Duke said, "I have no definite plans." emperor his top made the grand canal priority project, every strong ruler seeking to organize China has first been forced to link the provinces together by assuring communications between them. In tMs respect, the Chinese Com- munists are no different from ear lier Chinese empire builders. Meanwhile, however, the arteries of communication have become immeasurably more vulnerable to external attack. Mine the Yangtse and Yellow Rivers, for example, and the North-Western provinces and the rich kingdom within a kingdom of Szechuan will sim- ply be cut off from the rest of the country. Bomb out the rail- roads and-mine the Grand Canal, and South China will be severed from North China. Two Virtues These are, in fact, the devices now contemplated. They have two obvious virtues. First, they will do infinitely jnore damage to the Com- munist regime than' any other form of attack, without arousing the violent emotions inherent in the bombing of great cities. Sec- ond, they witt follow the rule of "hitting them where they forcing the Chinese to spread out the air power now concentrated in Manchuria, in a hopeless effort to (Continued on 7, Column ALSOPS dies which threw a soft light on the closed, standard-draped coffin. The 10-man guard of honor stood still as waxwork figures around it. Most of those who filed past the coffin bowed. None was in the hall more than two minutes, al- though many had waited five hours or more. Outside the line- thick- ened to a stream. When the doors shut early this morning, almost four hours after the scheduled 10 p.m. closing, had filed past the coffin Close Watch On Federal Spending Asked WASHINGTON Sen. McClel- lan (D-Ark) announced today he will move for an early vote on his bill to set up a superwatchdo committee o federal spending "We're goin to pass Me CleUan predici ed. He content e d governmen agencies whic do the spendin "too long havi J. L. McClellan held all t h i cards" in shaping the multi-billion dollar budget.. He said he will move to'have Newark Airport To Stay Closed Pending Study Congressional Investigation Held Possible NEW YORK (5V- Government and airline officials have promis- ed to keep disaster-haunted New- ark, N. J., airport closed pending congressional "and other respons- ible official investigations." Another direct result of the New York metropolitan area's fourth airliner crash in two months is an agreement by 25 airlines to create special safety committee and to hold flights over congested areas to a minimum. Government and airline officials met here for almost six hours yes- terday in the wake of Monday's smash-up of a National Airlines plane in Elizabeth, N. J. Newsmen were barred from the closed meeting, but two persons j who attended said there was strong sentiment for eventual reopening of the Newark field, which borders on Elizabeth. The two declined use of their names. Flights Discussed Flight operations at LaGuardia and Idlewild airfields in the Queens borough of New York city and at Teterboro, N. J., airport also were the bill called up after the Senafc has disposed of the question o admitting Alaska and Hawaii to statehood. McClellan's bill proposes to se up a Senate-House committee witl a staff of investigators to mato year-round studies of governmen spending. "It would be a constant search ing to see what they do with the money they receive in those ad ministrative agencies, how much they are really going to need in their next budget, and whether it can't be done better at less McClellan said. "I'm of the opinion it will save the people at least 500 million dol- lars a year." Quips About Jane Russell's Curves Boil Hubby Blue LAS VEGAS, Nev. some Jane Russell nursed a swol- en jaw today, set off by a slight darkening under one eye, as the aftermath of a busy few days in this resort town. Jane came here with her hus- >and. Pro Footballer Bob Water- field, for the premiere of her new )icture. They went to a night club Sunday night, and Waterfield wound up the evening seeing red over a ________remark Comic Ben Blue made in during the first day of public horn- i Ms act on the show about La Rus- age. They came from all parts of the British Isles, from the United States and from the, colonies and dominions. They included scores of nationalities. The three days of pilgrimage concludes tomorrow night. The dead king's family remained in seclusion yesterday but his daughter and successor, Queen Elizabeth IL granted her first of- cial audience as sovereign last night to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who paid his formal re- spects. In special messages to her armed forces over the world she described herself as the wife of a serving officer and promised see to the "welfare and effi- ciency" of the forces. A close friend oj Britain's royal- y, 79-year-old King Haakon of led the procession of for- eign royalty to London. He ar- rived Monday and is staying at Buckingham Palace. Royal suites were readied at for King Gustav and Queen Louise of Sweden, King ?aul of Greece, King Frederik and Jueen Ingrid of Denmark and Jueen Juliana and Prince Bern- hard of the Netherlands. Only 21-year-old Kiug Baudouin of Belgium did not plan to come. sell's figure. The actress said the damage was caused by a taxicab door which blew against her as she alighted in a brisk breeze. As for Waterfield's departure, she said: "Bob had to leave to attend io business in Los Angeles." One report said Waterfield stalk- ed Blue after the show, grabBed him by his coat lapels and threat- ened to smash him to the floor, but Blue and Miss Russell lat- er denied this. Waterfield could Es decision to send his Prince Albert, caused a brother, political uproar in his own country. U, S. Secretary of Stale Dean Acheson was due today by plane rom Washington to represent President Truman. not be reached for comment. "I made a stupid Blue said. "It was all in fun. Bob is a wonder- M -fellow, but he took it all wrong. Jane Russell I went over to his table and apol- ogi2ed. Jane accepted the apology, but Bob wouldn't. No, he didn't threaten to hit me. There was no violence. If there had been I'd probably be in a cast today." "This has all been greatly exag- Miss Russell said. "We've been friends of Ben's for years. His remarks were person- al, and we didn't think them fun- ny, but we just got up and left after the show. After all these years I'm getting hardened to such remarks." discussed at the meeting. The Port of New York Authority, a two-state agency, operates these fields as well as Newark airport. Elizabeth's disaster Monday, killing 31 persons, was the third time a plane using Newark airport crashed in the New Jersey city. A total of 117 passengers and resi- dents have died in two months. This area's other recent airliner accident was last month's dive in- to the East river by a Boston-New York plane. All 36 aboard were saved by-.4juick rescue work. The port authority called yester- day's meeting, which was attended by representatives of 25 domestic airlines, three transport associa- tions, pilots, the Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Civil Aero- nautics Board. Agree on Safety Polices A statement issued after the meeting said the conferees unani- mously agreed on all safety poli- cies, including the promise to keep Newark airport closed until the in- quiries are finished. No estimate of the time required for the various investigations was made in the statement. In the meantime, Newark flights have been diverted to LaGuardia, Idle- wild and Teterboro. Violent protests by Elizabeth citi- zens were a chief factor in order- ing Newark airport closed within three hours after Monday's trage- dy. Cries for curbs at the port authority's other three airports now have been raised by some of the three million residents living near the fields. IrJs The End of tonsil trouble, that is, for the Connor children, whose tonsils were excavated on an assembly line basis in Rochester, N. Y. Un- concerned about the whole "thing in St. Mary's Hospital, before the digging started, are, left to right, Donald, 8; Sheila, 7; Jimmy, 6; Robert Jr., 4, and Neil, 3. (A.P. Wirephoto.) Dr. William Ross, Los An- geles, Calif., holds a device which he says wiE keep cars from skidding on slippery roads. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Northwest Maine Gets Two Feet of Snow in 2 Days By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Storms which swept northeastern states diminished today as cold weather moved in from the Hudson Bay District. There were 44 inches of snow on he ground at Caribou, Me., after the worst snowstorm of the winter season in northwestern Maine. Nearly two feet of new snow fell n the Caribou area in the last wo days. As the storm abated, tempera- ures dropped and readings early ,oday were near zero in some areas. Wind gusts yesterday reach- id hurricane force in some parts if the storm belt. Power lines were knocked out and. electric service disrupted over a wide area. The chilly air extended along the Atlantic coastal area to the Caro- inas. The blast of .cold air from the ludspn Bay region also spread in- 0 Michigan, sending temperatures to near zero at Sault Ste. Marie nd Pells ton. Readings were above normal in most other parts of the Hidwest but colder weather was orecast. Colder weather also was report- ed in the Far West Snow fell in lie northern and central Rockies. Salt Lake City- reported a fall measuring four inches. Rain fell over Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri southward into Okla- oma. and Arkansas. Thunder- torms: extended from northeastern Texas through Arkansas into, west- rn parts of 'Tennessee and Ken- tucky. Showers also, were reported j 1 central- Appalachians. It was mfld again today 'in the gulf states. The mercury climbed 88 above at Laredo, Tex., yes- .erday. New Non-Skid Device Invented For Automobiles LOS ANGELES A Los An- geles inventor today described a simple device which he says will keep.automobiles from skidding on slippery roads. Dr. William Ross, the inventor calls it the gyro-skid control. The device, weighing 45 pounds, is placed on the cross rear member of a car, parallel with the rear axle. It consists of a steel tube 36 inches long and 3 inches in diame- ter. Inside the tube is a 35-pound sliding steel bar weight. The bar is free to slide back and forth laterally on ball bearings. There are springs inside each end of the tube. "It acts as a counter centrifugal Dr. Ross explained. "Since skidding is a result of the lateral displacement of weight the coun- tercentrifugal action of this device, replacing that weight, prevents skidding." He said the device employs basic law of physics and that even though the moving bar weighs only 35 pounds it exerts powerful force on a heavy car. Dr. Ross said the device will even cut down skidding on a fast stop. He said, "Horizontal vibra- tion, by fore and aft motion, starts an automatic counter lateral vi- bration in the gyro-skid control." He said this acts to "dampen all horizontal vibration and maintain equal distribution of weight on the rear wheels." The inventor said Franz Hanel, 84, of Baden-Baden, Germany, had the original idea back in 1929: Dr. Ross said he developed it and has patented the present device which he is now selling locally. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and continued rather'mild tonight and Thursday. Occasional rain or snow Thursday. Low tonight 32, high Thursday 38. LOQAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 51; minimum, 26; noon, 38; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 11. i Church Heads Voice Opposition to UMT WASHINGTON attacks on universal military training by leaders of church groups left Chairman Russell (D.-Ga.) of the Sen- ate armed services he put puzzled" today. Most church-witnesses bitterly assail the proposal to compel 18-year- olds to take six months' basic military training but say they are willing to go along with the selective service draft for several more years. Russell is a sponsor of the UMT measure. He hopes it eventually can replace the draft by building up a vast reservoir of trained manpower in the reserves. The committee chairman told several witnesses yesterday he could not understand why they sup- port the draft and oppose UMT. He noted that the draft is under complete military control, that it takes men down to. 18Vi for two years actual duty that include combat and then puts them in the reserve for another six years. On the other hand, Russell said UMT would be carefully supervis- ed by a five-man commission, un- der civilian control, would require only six months' service initially and this under special safeguards for morals and welfare. Public hearings on UMT contin- ue today with spokesmen for sev- eral veterans organizations expect- ed to support UMT. Most of the veterans groups con- tend UMT will spread the require- ment for military service more widely, and at the same time build up a reserve that eventually can reduce the expense and size of he regular armed forces. Russell told a church leader yes- :erday that the present reserve pol- cy is "unfair and un-American." He explained that relatively few of the male military .population now serve as volunteers or draftees. Then they go into the re- serve. As a result, he said many World War n veterans, with fam- ilies and new business careers, have been called back for the Ko- rean fighting. Other millions of men escape any service, he said. Gen. Weyland Pays Tribute to Major Davis TOKYO Gen. 0. P. Wey- land, commanding general of the Far East Air Forces, paid tribute today to jet ace Maj. George A. Davis Jr., as "a man of daring, courage, and Davis was shot down in North Korea Sunday just after he scored his 13th and 14th Red kills. Weyland issued a statement praising Davis but made no men- tion of a protest by Mrs. Davis. She said her hus- band was forced to remain in Ko- rea against will after he be- came an ace by shooting down five planes. The first three men aces to become in Korea were sent home to train other pilots. The Air Gen. Weyland Fireman Uftd extension lad- ders to reach the body of Charles-Crippen, 66, dangling by one .leg from boatswain's chair near the top of a 50-foot flagpole in suburban La Grange, HI. .Crippen suffered a fatal heart attack while painting the flagpole in a school playground. (A.P. Wirephoto to The .Republican-Herald.) Force said those were exceptions, that the normal tour of duty for a fighter pilot in the Korean War is 100 missions. Weyland spent most of this af- ternoon closeted with his public information officer then issued this statement: "The loss of Major George A. Davis Jr., is a tragic one. He was a man of daring, courage, and skill. My heart goes out to Mrs. Davis and her family in their be- reavement, just as I have shared the grief of the mothers, wives and families of every other airman lost in Korea. "We are fighting a vicious and skillful enemy in the air war and every ounce of our skill, leader- ship, experience and determina- tion is needed. Major Davis pos sessed these attributes in abund- ance, in addition to a dauntless courage, and thus served as both an inspiration and a mentor to the younger fighter pilots. His loss is a blow to the Far East Air Forces." Russ Press Says Negro Can't Win- But NJ. One Did EAST ORANGE, N. J. viet comment on his recent elec- tion defeat for a place in the New Jersey legislature is "just a big Negro baseball star Monte Irvin says. Soviet Sport, the top sports pa- per in Russia, yesterday blamed deceit and bribery of voters for the New York Giant outfielder's loss. It said it was "out of the ques- tion" in America for a Negro to be elected to an organ of state au- thority. Irvin said, "Why the man that beat me is a Negro." Irvin ran for a place in the as- sembly on a 12-man Democratic icket which was beaten last Nov. in normally Republican Essex County. The winning GOP slate in- cluded Edward T. Bowser Sr., al- so a Negro. U.M. Soldiers for Reds Compromise Demands For Supervising Peace in Korea MUNSAN, Korea Allied nego- tiators today accepted a 60-day limit on exchanging prisoners and offered to compromise their de- mands for supervising a Korean truce. The Communists had proposed the 60-day limit. The exchange per- iod is to start when an armistice is signed. The agreement does not touch the key question of voluntary repatriation. The United Nations command, holding prisoners, had want- ed 30 days more than was allowed- tbe Reds to complete the exchange. The Reds list only men in Red POW camps. Allied staff officers negotiating details for supervising a truce of- fered a two-point compromise: (1) If Communists to rotating month in addition to on temper- ary leave, the Allies will drop two the oppose. One of these would forbid shift- ing troops during a truce in a man- ner that could constitute an offen- sive threat. The other would re- quire weekly reports on the loca- tion of all major military units. Reds originally agreed to rotat-. ing men monthly. They increased this to Allies orig- inally asked including men on rest and recuperation leave to Japan. (2) Both "meet head- way" on the number of ports of entry through which troops and arms would move under neutral supervision during truce. The Allies had proposed eight. Wednesday they cut it to seven. The Reds had proposed three. Tuesday they increased it to four. There was no word from the Communists when they would have ready their new proposed solution for the fifth and final item of the armistice agenda. This deals with recommendations to the govern- ments concerned for a settlement of the Korean problem. The Reds promised Tuesday to draft a new plan. It will be present- ed to a full dress negotiating ses- sion. Work On Details Meanwhile staff officers continue working on details of the other two unsettled armistice clauses. But each is by-passing the most troublesome issue. These by-passed points are: Shall the Reds be allowed to repair bombed out airfields? Shall prison- ers "of war .have free choice of whether they want to be exchang- ed? Staff officers dealing with prison- ers agreed to skip over the volun- tary repatriation question Thursday when they start going over the 11-point Allied plan for the second time, A U.K. command communique said staff negotiators have reached such "substantial areas of accord" they "will begin work on the final draft" of the prisoner clause. Touch of Spring Comes to Korea's Eastern Front SEOUL, Korea (S-A light touch of spring hit Korea's eastern front with probing Com- munist infantrymen. Allied troops spotted about 200 Reds in the Mundung valley, but the'Communists did not attack. In the same area Tuesday U.N. sol- diers killed 96 Reds and wounded 130. U. S. Fifth Air Force warplanes cut Communist rail lines in 35 pla'ces 'Wednesday morning. Pilots also reported destruction of two lo- comotives and one Red anti-air- craft position. Nine B-29 Superforts bombed the Sunchon south bypass rail bridge Tuesday night Three other B-29s hit the rail yards at Samdong and one raided the Kyomipo steel mifl. Allied fighters and bombers at- tacked 100 .Red tracks Tuesday night and destroyed reported a -string of 16 box cars destroyed.in northwest Korea. U. N. and rail Coast warships networks pounded off the road East   

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