Winona Republican Herald, February 15, 1952

Winona Republican Herald

February 15, 1952

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy Tonight And Saturday; Temperatures Same Dial Winona 3322 To Place Your WANT AD VOLUME 51, NO. 306 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 15, 1952 Million at Funeral for George VI TODAY Decision Expected April 12 By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Both Republi- cans and Democrats are waiting so anxiously for the President's decision about running again that anyone can get a headline, nowa- days, who has been to the White House and will speculate for quo- tation. Evidently, however, the guessing game is going to continue for some time yet. At any rate, April 12 is the date currently fav- ored by the President for announc- ing his political intentions. April 12 is, of course, the seventh anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's death and, by the same token, the seventh anniversary of Harry S. Truman's swearing in. The President's purpose, clearly, is to make an anniversary state- ment, including the grand disclos- ure. As of today, moreover, despite the number of- Democratic politi- cians who say for publication that they think the President is going to have to run, the signs still are that he win not do so. Significant- ly enough, for example, he has caused soundings to be made in the three giant states, Illinois, New York and California, as to the ac- ceptability of Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson as Democratic standard- bearer. The aim of the Illinois sounding was simply to discover whether Stevenson's home-state organiza- tion was behind him. Despite the difficulty of finding another Guber- natorial candidate, the Illinois Democratic leader, Jake Arvey, is in fact a strong supporter of Stev- enson's nomination for the Presi- dency, assuming Truman does not want it. The returns from New York and California are also un- derstood to have been highly fav- orable. In New York, indeed, State Chairman Paul Fitzpatrick placed Stevenson at the head of his list of possible replacements for the President, even before the Truman- Stevenson meeting a couple of weeks ago. Human Thing to Do Presidents do not take soundings about the acceptability of succes- sors, unless they are very strongly inclined to hand on the poisoned chalice. The more human thing for a President to do, even if he does not choose to run again, is to cite all the reasons why no one else can conceivably handle the job well. Hence these recent Pres- idential inquiries strongly tend to confirm the reports that the Pres- ident wants no third term, and is inclined to give the nod to the Il- linois Governor. Yet it would be very foolish to ignore the fact that the President will have innumerable opportun- ities to change his mind again be- fore April 12 comes around. Take, for example, the New Hampshire primary. On the one hand, it is complete eyewash, as the Presi- dent himself might say, that his entry into this primary casts any light on his present intentions. What happened was simple. When the President scornfully re- fused to enter his name in New Hampshire, and Sen. Estes Kefau- ver jumped into the contest, there was immediate danger of Kefauver winning, on the rule that "You can't beat somebody with nobody." New Hampshire Democratic Na- tional Committeeman Emmet J. Kelley and all the other state lead- ers were on the official delegate slate. Finding themselves threaten- ed with repudiation in the primary fight, they prayed the President to change his mind, promising him victory. Their prayers were sup- ported by Democratic Chairman Frank McKinney and former Navy Secretary John Sullivan, and the President therefore entered his name. Entry Meaningless On the other hand, although the President's entry is meaningless, the outcome of the New Hampshire primary may conceivably influ- ence the President strongly. Tru- man dislikes the idea of Sen. Ke- fauver getting the Democratic nomination almost as much as he dislikes the idea of Sen. Robert A. Taft winning the Presidency. The New Hampshire official delegate slate, pledged to Truman, is sup- posed to be fairly safe to win. There is more doubt, however, about whether Truman will do so well in the preference primary that is held at the same time. And. if the New Hampshire Democrats should give the edge to the detest- ed Kefauver in this rather mean- ingless voting, the President is quite capable of getting his dander up and deciding to run again after all. There are a good many other pieces to fit into the Democratic jigsaw puzzle. For instance, the friends and supporters of Sen. Rob- ert S. Kerr, of Oklahoma, are now claiming that the President has (Continued on Page 11, Column 4) ALSOPS Critically Injured, Edward Griffin, La Crosse, lies beside his wrecked automobile awaiting an ambulance which took him to the Winona General Hospital following a collision on Highway 61, near 9 Lamoille, early today, injured in the crash. The driver of the other car was fatally Republican-Herald photo Congress Cool To New Powers For Morris Quiz WASHINGTON H) Truman's request for far-reaching investigative powers for Newbold Morris, his government cleanup prosecutor, today faced prospects of rough going on Capitol Hill. Key lawmakers were quick to term it "unprecedented" and "a complete departure from establish- ed practice." So far as could be determined, Congress was being asked for the first time to cloak an individual in the executive branch with vir- tually unlimited subpoena pow- ers, and the tremendous added authority to grant witnesses im- munity from prosecution. The sweeping proposal, certain to run into congressional snags, states in effect: Where it is "necessary to the public witnesses may not be excused from testifying or pro- ducing records on grounds of self- i incrimination and subjection to i possible criminal prosecution. But jwhen compelled to testify, after claiming constitutional privileges against self-incrimination, the wit- ness shall not be prosecuted. The only power to enforce testi- mony used by congressional com- mittees is the power to cite a wit- ness for contempt and this is sub- ject to approval by the whole House or Senate. It was said, after a quick check, that not even in the Teapot Dome hearings of the 1920s did Senate staff investigators have the power to subpoena outside the govern- ment. Chairman Celler (D-NY) to whose House Judiciary Committee the President's request is referred, called Mr. Truman's proposal "reasonable, but I want to be sure the Judiciary Committee doesn't want to go overboard." Rep. Keating who spon- sored a separate House investiga- tion of the Justice Department, quoted Morris as saying he plans to investigate the Justice Depart- ment and the attorney general's office first. Keating added: "It would be quite improper for him, as a special assistant attorney gen- eral, to be given the power to grant immunity to his own boss." Crash Injuries Fatal to Soldier LAMOILLE, Minn. Camp McCoy sol- dier died at the Winona General Hospital at a._m. today of injuries suffered in a two-car collision three miles south of here on Highway 61 early today. Five other persons were injured, one of them ser- New Attempt At Peace in Korea Planned MUNSAN, Korea Truce ne- gotiators will hold an important full dress session tomorrow to hear a new Communist proposal for a iOUSlDead as a result of the accident is 20-year-old Cor- Korean poral Jackie C. Richards, a veteran of service in Korea, 2nd Soldier Killed SPARTA, Wis. Corporal John E. Russell, 27, of Camp McCoy was killed instantly when his ear collided head-on with a semi-trailer at a.m. today. Monroe County authorities said the soldier was driving alone when the accident occur- red a quarter of a mile east of Oakdale on. Highway 12. Tha driver of the truck, Robert T. Hall of Chippewa Falls, was treated for head cuts but was not seriously injured. The soldier is survived by his widow in Cincinnati, O. St. Paul School Head Says If Pays To Seek Education SHAWANO, Wis. "Educa- tion is not an expense but an in- vestment which pays off high divi- Dr. Forest Connor, super- intendent of schools at St. Paul, Minn., said Thursday. A former head of Kenosha schools, Dr. Connor told a regional meeting of the Wisconsin Associa- tion of School boards "there is a definite and constructive relation between educational progress and business prosperity." He cited U. S. Chamber of Com- merce figures to show that the av- erage lifetime earning power of a man with an elementary education is while that for high school and college graduates is and respectively. Hunt Wants Civilian Control Over UMT WASHINGTON Sen. Hunt (D-Wyo) said today he will insist that the civilian com- mission supervising universal military training "have com- plete control over all UMT budgets and spending." "We must have strong civ- ilian controls over UMT if it is to Hunt told this re- porter. "Everyone knows that the man who pays the fiddler calls the tunes." Both Hunt and Chairman Russell (D-Ga) have predicted approval by the Senate Armed Services Committee of a to put the broad compulsory military training of 18-year- olds into operation; probably later this year. Russell completed 12 sessions of public hearings late yester- day and announced the com- mittee will begin closed-door sessions next week to thresh out numerous controversial features of the program. i Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, chief whose home is listed as Svea', JU. N. negotiator, returned today Minn. Corporal Richards died nine hours after his automobile had been struck broadside by a car driven by Edward Griffin, 45, La Crosse. Five occupants of the Griffin car were injured and three are still confined in the hospital today. They are: Mr. Griffin, whose condition is described as "serious." He suf- fered chest and possible internal injuries, multiple fractures of the arm, severe leg cuts and other in- juries. Mrs. Griffin., 45. She is re- ceiving treatment for multiple cuts and bruises. Examinations are be- ing made to determine whether she suffered other injuries. Thomas Griffin, 23, a son of the Griffins, whose face was se- verely bruised and cut and who complained of chest injuries. Miss Blanche Mason, 29, La Crosse, was released from the hos- pital after receiving first aid treat- ment for severe leg lacerations and bruises. Wynn Virgin, La Crosse, escaped with only relatively minor cuts and bruises and did not require hospi- talization. Watch Hands Stopped Sheriff George Fort said that a wristwatch worn by Corporal Rich- ards was found near the accident site and its stopped hands indicat- ed that the crash occurred at a.m. The sheriff said that as yet he I has been unable to determine the exact cricumstances of the acci- dent, and complete details probably won't be obtained until 'Griffin's condition permits Sheriff Fort to interview him at the hospital. Griffin was driving. The sheriff, who received the first report of the accident at a.m., said that Tom Griffin, who was riding in the front seat of the car with his father, told the sheriff only that "the soldier's car was parked on the highway." He was unable to explain why the Griffin car struck the other automobile broadside. Sheriff Fort learned that the Griffin party had attended a party at the Oaks, at Minnesota City, earlier in the evening-and was re- turning to La Crosse at the time of the accident. Soldier on Pavement When Sheriff Fort and Deputy Sheriff Helmer Weinmann arrived at the accident scene, the Griffin car was standing on the highway, virtually straddling the center line and facing Winona. Richards car, also facing toward Winona, was on the shoulder of the (Continued on 3, Column 2) CRASH from Tokyo where he has confer- red for two days with Gen. Mat- thew B. Ridgway and two high ranking officials from Washington. Staff officers working on prison- er exchange plans reported some slight progress Friday. The ses- sion on truce supervision marked time. Col. Don O. Darrow said it looked as though the Reds were stalling until after Saturday's plen- ary session. There has been no hint as to what the Communists will suggest in their new plan for a post-armis- tice peace conference. Previously the U. N. agreed to talk about the withdrawal of for- eign troops from Korea and a final peace settlement, but rejected a Red proposal to discuss other Asian problems related to Korea. Joy conferred in Tokyo with Gen. John E. Hull, army vice chief of staff, and U. Alexis Johnson, dep- uty assistant secretary of state for the Far East, as well as with Gen, Ridgway. Hull denied bringing in- structions from Washington, but there was speculation that the two officials might be taking a hand in Murray Charges U.S. Steel is Provoking Strike Says Company Would Then Raise Prices the stalled truce talks. Col. George W. Hickman said staff officers discussed the new nine-point Communist plan for ex- changing prisoners. He said that except for the basic disagreement over voluntary repatriation only disputes over wording separate the two sides now.. The Reds are holding out for the forced repatriation of all prisoners while the U. N. insists on giving each man a choice. The staff officers aren't even dis- cussing the key issue in the truce supervision the Communists have the right to build and repair military airfields in North Korea during an armistice. 3 Women'Couriers' To Sell Democrats WASHINGTON The Demo- crats today appointed three wom- en "couriers" to sell the party to women voters in this election year. India Edwards, vice chairman of the Democratic National Com- mittee and director of the wom- en's division, said Vice-President Alben Barkley. suggested the proj- ect. The three "couriers" will spend a month here at the party's na- tional headquarters. Then they'll tour the nation. The .three experienced speakers and party workers are Elsie Jen- sen of Los Angeles; Mrs. Carolyn Moore of Franklin, Ky., and Mrs. Jane Schmidt of Rockford, UL NEW YORK Philip Murray, president of both the CIO and the CIO United Steelworkers, accused the steel industry today of trying to provoke a strike or threat of a walkout to get "unjustified price increases." Murray made his charge in a prepared statement as he opened the union's rebut- tal before a Wage Stabiliza- tion Board panel seeking to settle a wage-contract dispute and avert a threatened Feb. 23 strike. The CIO chief said: "I accuse the steel industry of deciding in ad- vance not to en- Phil Murray gage in real collective bargaining; seeking to provoke a steel strike or the threat of a steel strike, in order to place additional pressure on the United States government for new and completely unjustified nrice increases." The union's basic steel workers are demanding an cents an hour wage boost, a guar- anteed annual minimum wage and other benefits, including a union shop to replace an existing main- tenance of membership clause. Murray said these demands can be granted without price increases and without "any undue burden or unfair strain" on the industry's ability to earn fair profits. He further contended that the-in- dustry has failed "to make a single step toward honest, responsible agreement since company-union negotiations opened last Nov. 27." A three-day WSB hearing, start- ing Jan. 10, was held in Washing- ton. Panel hearings started here Feb. 3. The hearings are scheduled to end tomorrow, with manage- ment reserving the right to enter rebuttal testimony today and to- morrow. Murray charged the industry with using a "propaganda bar- rage" against the "just grievances and legitimate requests of the steel workers." "Our request for a moderate wage increase becomes distorted in the minds of these industrial he said, "into a de- vice for bankrupting either the steel industry or the U. S. govern- both. "The truth of the matter is that these men who have used the pop- ular, and justified, fear of infla- tion to try to launch a propaganda campaign against our legitimate demands have never given whole- hearted support to the govern- ment's fight against inflation." Family of 4 Perishes SOMERVILLE, Mass. W> A family of four, the parents and two children they apparently tried to save, perished last night in a fire that damaged four tenement build- ings. The body of Anthony Carcarro, 52, was found with that of his daughter, Jeanette, clutched in his arms. Mrs. Eva Carcarro, 35, was found dead near the body of a son, Richard. Mac's Korea Plans May Be Asked if Talks Fail, Claim KENOSHA, Wis. Glenn Davis (R-Wis) said Thursday night if Korean truce talks fan Gen. Ridgway will have to advocate the same policies that cost Gen. Mac- Arthur his command. "If there's a renewal of full- scale operations in Korea, I'll wager that Gen. Ridgway's voice also will be raised against a hand- tied-behind-the-back policy dictat- ed by arm chair strategists of the United Nations and our State De- partment, just as Gen. MacAr- thur's voice was raised in pro- Davis stated. The Waukesha Congressman, speaking at a Kenosha County Lin- I coin dinner, declared the American people "justifiably have lost con- jfidence in our wavering so-called 'leadership in foreign affairs." New German Army Plan May Soothe French LONDON Big Three for- eign ministers pushed new propos- als today for West German rear- mament in a move to win French approval and save the French gov- ernment from falling. French Premier Edgar Faure has staked his regime's life on a National Assembly vote of confi- dence Saturday on the question of bringing German soldiers into the projected European army. The Germans are demanding ad- mission to the over-all defense set- up, the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization and satisfac- tion of their claims to the Saar if they join the projected Eu- ropean army. Some French lawmakers, fear- ful of a rebirth of German aggres- sive militarism, are balking. To work out of the crisis, U. S. SecretaryofState, and French For- e i g n Minister Anthony Eden Robert Schuman met last night with Foreign Secre- tary Anthony Eden at his home. Officials reported they had before them a new compromise Army plan drafted by the 12 deputies of NATO. The ministers hoped it would give West Germany a voice in NATO and still keep enough control over her to reassure the French. Under the scheme: 1. The projected European army council would have unitary or cor- porate membership on the NATO council. 2. The two councils would meet in joint session. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Consider- able cloudiness tonight and Satur- day. No important temperature change. Low tonight 24, high Sat- urday 34. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 34; minimum, 20; noon, 30; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at I Additional weather on Page 9. Body Buried in Tomb of Kings At Windsor Representatives Of Many World Powers Attend WINDSOR, Eng. said farewell to George VI today in a great outpouring of sorrowful grandeur, and buried him here at Windsor with a hymn of triumph- ant faith. Elizabeth II, a queen at 25, led the nation's final homage to her father. For 2% hours she rode in a horse-drawn carriage behind the coffin to the dirge of 10 bands, while more than a million Britons, packed tightly along the chill streets of London, bowed in rev- erence. Then she entrained for Windsor with the body and saw it laid to rest in a crypt of royalty already holding George III and nine other sovereigns. Mary Stays in London The king's mother, Mary, stayed in London with the weight of her 84 years, and waved her farewell from a window of Marlborough house. But the widowed Queen Mother Elizabeth was here with the Princess Margaret to hear the choir sing the hymn she and the new queen had chosen a hymn of victory, often sung at Easter: "The strife is o'er, the battle done; "Nmv is the victor's triumph, won." The Archbishop of Canterbury voiced the commital the Church, of England assigns to king and commoner alike: "Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life." A slab of stone had been laid aside in the floor, and the oak coffin was lowered slowly to the side of the body of the king's brother, the first Duke .of Kent, killed in a wartime air crash. Windsor in Line Representatives of nations around the globe joined royalty, nobles and lords in the funeral at St George's Chapel of Windsor Palace. There was the Duke of Windsor, who was a king himself when he laid George V to rest here 16 years ago. There were Win- ston Churchill, the servant of four sovereigns; there were seven sov- ereigns from other countries, Sec- retary of State Acheson represent- ing President Truman; and ambassador of the Soviet Union. There also, was Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who led Britons as well as Americans against the Nazis while George VI stood unflinching beside his people in this island Hitler coveted. And by the turn of time, the dignitaries invited to the funeral included the chancellor of a new Germany. Britain and all the Common- wealth fell silent for two minutes at 2 p.m., the hour of the funeral. Then thousands turned to their radios to. hear the service. Earlier, the street processions had been seen on television. Millions Along Route In London, more than a million people from all walks of life, had watched in reverent silence as 150 white-gaitered British sailors drew the king's coffin, mounted on a gun carriage, from Westminster Hall to Paddington station. As Queen Mary waved her fare- (Continued on Page 9, Column i) KING The Imperial Crown, orb and sceptre, and the queen's wreath rest atop the draped coffin of King George VI as the gun carriage bearing the monarch's body is drawn by Soyal Navy sailors along London's Edgeware' Road. Ther' coffin is draped with the Royal Ensign flag. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ;