Winona Republican Herald, February 23, 1952

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy Tonight And Sunday, No Temperature Changes VOLUME 52, NO. 6 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY St. Mary's vs. Hamline 8 O'clock Tonight On FOURTEEN PAGES Wind-Whipped Flames mushroom from the clubhouse the Midwest Rod and Reel Club in suburban Blue Island, Illinois, Fri- day. Despite efforts of seven suburban fire departments the blaze destroyed the building. Origin of the fire is unknown. (AP Wire- photo to The Kefauver, Kerr Top Candidates If Truman Quits Last 7 Years Corrupt in Nation s History, Says Stassen ALBERT LEA, Minn, Harold E. Stassen pressed his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination here today after charging at Rochester last night the last seven years were "the most corrupt Newsweek Admits Headline Error Against MacArthur By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A showdown fight for the Demo- cratic presidential nomination ap- peared in the making today be- tween Senators Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma provided President Truman decides not to run. But Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois and Vice President Bark- ley still were prominent in the speculation. Kerr gained strength by ap- parently lining up Democratic lead- ers in his own state behind a "favorite son" campaign. Sen. Mo nr o n e y (D- Okla) said he would not oppose Kerr, and Gov. Johnston Murray issue a statement supporting him. Carl V. Rice, Kansas national committeeman and a Kerr backer, has claimed Kerr will gain Okla- homa's 24 delegation votes and enough others to have 200 before convention time. Kidnaped Montreal Child. 3, Recovere in U.S. history." The former Minnesota governor was slated for talks at Austin (8 o'clock. Central Junior High School Auditorium) in behalf of j braska's primary April 1. the delegate slate he has filed for Wprr'': rienpnri i Western Army To Cost 300 Billion Dollars Each European Nation Expected To Pay Its Share LISBON. Portugal HI The At- lantic Allies lay down today a carefully-drawn plan to tap West- ern taxpayers for 300 billion dol- lars for anti-Communist arms a sum they believe can be scraped up without bringing economic ruin. The cost will be spread over the three years ending with '1954 and is equal to S750 apiece for each of the people in the 12 original Atlantic pact nations. The tne North Atlan- TODAY U.N. Asks Way Out Of Korea Big Test April 1 This first big test between Ke- fauver and Kerr will come in Ne- j tic Treaty Organization (NATO) is expected to give final endorse Kerr's chances depend partly on ment to the plan today. By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON As the truce talks drag on in endless bickering i in Korea, one fact has become ri strikingly obvious here in Washing- ton. The policy makers have evolv the March 18 Minnesota dential primary. In answer to a question after his Rochester speech, Stassen said: "There has been more cor- ruption during the past seven years than in any comparable period of U.S. history. The of- fice of the attor- ney general is next to the Pres- ident himself as the one most ed all sorts of detailed plans for dealing with what might happen. But they are completely unable to decide what to do about what ac- tually is the indefinite prolongation of the Kor- ean truce talks. This is the huge, glaring gap in American policy. The truce talks have already, after all, been going on for weary month after weary month, with no end yet in sight. Whenever they seem to move in the direction of agreement, and the usual "tenta- tive optimism" begins to be ex- pressed in Tokyo or Washington, some entirely new issue is inject- ed by the Communists. Vishinsky proposes that the talks be moved to the United Nations, or the Chi- nese Communists insist that Rus- sia be accepted as a "neutral" nation to police the truce. Inject New Issues The Communists know that the United Nations cannot conceivably accept these proposals. Yet they can quite easily continue to in- ject such issues, simply to keep the truce talks going, and to give the negotiators at Panmunjom some- thing to talk about. What then? These reporters have asked this question many times, and never found an answer. The plain fact seems to be that there is no answ- er. The policy makers have sim- ply shuddered away from the nightmare choice which confronts them. For either they must accept the indefinite prolongation of a strategically impossible situation, with a great proportion this country's still inadequate military strength committed in an exposed position, on a peninsula of little strategic value. Or they must be ready to take unilateral action to and up- Tightness in gov presi-! when Jruman announces his plans. Months of intense study by eco- nomic so-called 12 wise men headed by U. S. Mutual Security Administrator W. Averell into its prepara- tion. All the governments involved were consulted repeatedly. Must Help Selves The plan forms an economic tightrope for many of the hard-up European nations. Many had to I The Oklahoman says he will back the President if he runs. On the other hand, Kefauver says he will seek the nomination regardless of Truman. Sen. McMahon a Tru- man supporter, said Stevenson and Barkley were the two leading al- ternates to the President. In other political developments: 1. Sen. Carlson (R-Kan) told an Asheville, N. C., Republican rally j increase their arms spending, and there is no mystery about where the 1954 armament goals were re Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower stands on public he already duced slightly, to make ends meet under the plan. Man Walking With Girl Held by Police Ransohi Note, Printed in French, Demanded Still Clutching Her Doil little Bar- bara Nemeroff, 3Vfe, was reunited with her par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Nemeroff, in detective headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, shortly before noon today. A masked abductor snatched her from her home last night and demanded ran- som. She was carrying the doll when the kid- naper grabbed her. Police found her walking on a business street with a man described as in his early twenties. He was arrested by police who did not immediately identify him. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) has said "as much as some party platforms and more than some suc- cessful candidates for President." 2. Newsweek magazine defended Stassen itself against accusations by Gen. But we have a number of cases Douglas MacArthur that "head- 'gs'dfvTs'ions by of men in the attorney general's I captions and advertisements" pnri nf 13S4 ernment service. It set down ways and means to finance an army that is meant to include 30 front line divisions and 20 in immediate reserve by the end of 1952, with planned expan- office who have admitted wrong- of an article erroneous doing. I have also received per-1 sistent reports that since J. How-' ard McGrath, the attorney gen- eral, entered public service he has become a millionaire." Ready to Co-operate Earlier, Stassen said he was ready to co-operate fully in any congressional inquiry of McGrath. "I feel that the. committee should call McGrath, put him under oath and investigate his ac- cumulated he said. "In a number of police departments around the country they are re- impression that he supported Eisenhower for the presidency and hated Presi- dent Truman. The magazine said that if read- ers got such an impression from the headlines and captions, they were "set right McMahon by the body of the article." The general had not taken issue with the article itself. quiring officers to show their fi-1 Newsweek said it had permitted nancial circumstances. If they i MacArthur to read the article be- can make an ordinary policeman j fore jts publication, do that, they ought to be able to j 3. in jjew York, Taft was chal- do the same thing with the na- tion's top law enforcement offi- lenged by Commentator Tex Mc- Crary to continue their television 3-Way Contest In Republican Primary Likely By JACK MACKAY ST. PAUL It appeared today there will be a three-way contest in the Republican presidential pri- mary in Minnesota, March with no contest on the Democrat- ic-Farmer labor ticket. At least that's the way things are shaping up unless the Minne- sota Supreme Court upsets anti- cipated rulings by Atty-Gen. Burn- quist. The race lineup in the Republican will include Harold E. Stassen, Gen. Dwight Eisenhow- er and Edward Slettedahl. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's name is ex- Stassen told an audience of 500 at the Mayo Civic Auditorium that "each passing day makes it more j apparent the Republicans cannot j nominate either Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio) or Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the presidency." Sees Taft-lke Deadlock He said Taft and Eisenhower were "continuing to block each other, thus making the nomination of either impossible." Stassen, currently on leave from the presidency of. the University of Pennsylvania, said he and his campaign were "seeking to be- come a Republican unifying force, capable of leading the party to a decisive victory over the Truman administration next November." I He issued a complete disclaimer i debate of Thursday night in which with their treaty tempers flared and the studio army. It faces audience booed and cheered. hurdles in all countries. to set up the parliamentary 15 Killed When Jet Rams Korean Hospital force the issue, accepting both the of any knowledge concerning those questioning an Eisenhower dele- gate slate filed for the Minnesota primary. Stassen said he didn't even know James A, Fetsch, who filed the protest with Secretary of State Mike Holm. Fetsch challenged the slate on the ground, among others, that names on the nominating petition were not properly notarized. risk of general war and the aliena- tion of all this country's allies. The terms of any truce, if not actually dictated, are generally ne- gotiated in response to the super- ior pressure of one side or the oth- er. And no such pressure on the Communists now exists, since the thirty-day ground cease-fire was, probably mistakenly, agreed to by the United Nations negotiators. Oi; the ground. Communist troops are now well dug in, expending little or no precious materiel, and in ex- cellent jump-off position in case of general war. Losses About Equal In the air, American losses from ground fire and air combat to- gether about equal Communist losses in air combat alone. More- over, the Soviets may well be con- tent to trade the loss of a few do- zen MIG 15's, out of well over 000 produced yearly, in exchange for the valuable air experience they are gaining. Already, the structures (Continued on Page 3 Column 2.) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Consider- able cloudiness tonight and Sunday. Light snow tonight. No important change in temperature. Low to- night 16, high Sunday 28. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 31; minimum, 17; noon, 27; precipitation, one-half inch snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 5. PUSAN, Korea persons were killed and 20 in- jured when an F-84 Thunderjet crashed into a power plant, then caroomed into a hospital and four houses yesterday, an Army spokesman disclosed to- day. The crash scene was at Sa- dukni, about 12 miles north- west of this southeast Korean port. Col. T. C. Green of Austin, Tex., commander of the U. N. civil assistance command for end of 1954. Included in the plan is a net- work of airbases reaching from the Arctic to the Equator, com- munications, ships, tanks, guns, ammunition, uniforms, barracks and such like, Seek German Aid The entire plan underlines the idea that a substantial German contribution in men and material is needed to reach the arms goals the Allies have set. The NATO council yesterday took a bit step in this direction by approving the French-sponsored plan for a European army under which German divisions would be j used. I France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Lux- proposed European army can go ahead pected to be taken off the ballot under Burnquist's anticipated rul- ing. On the other side, it looks like Burnuist will rule that Sen. Kef- auver (D-Tenn) has the right to withdraw his name without signing an affidavit that he will not accept the nomination even offered him by the National Democratic Con- vention. Burnquist indicated he would rule whether Kefauver and MacArthur will have their names on the ballots, but said the ruling will not be made public until Mon- day. In the event of Kefauver's elimi- nation, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, "favorite son" presidential candi- date will be the only one left on the D-F-L presidential ballot. That would mean no contest. Of course, legal action is pected in the Supreme Court to get Gen. Eisenhower's name off the Republican ballot. Sid- ney W. Goff, and William C, Green, St. Paul attorneys, have announced they will start this suit Tuesday on behalf of a client. the Kyongsang Namdo dis- trict, said the American pilot and 14 Korean civilians were killed. Among the dead were at least two women and a baby. One estimate placed the property damage at dollars. Witnesses said the speedy jet fighter apparently develop- ed engine trouble. The plane knifed completely through the hospital, and blazing jet fuel set the four houses afire. All six buildings were a total loss. Army Cracks Down On MacArthur Staff NEW YORK aide to Gen. Douglas MacArthur says the former Far Eastern commander has been forced to cut five members from his eight-man personal staff. The Army says the reduction is routine. MacArthur's aide, Col. Laurence K. Bunker, said last night that orders from Army Secretary Frank Pace Jr. came through Feb. Officer Denies Yanks Increased Crime in Japan TOKYO high U. S. Army legal officer said today American soldiers in Japan havex committed amazingly few major crimes and "I doubt that our record can be matched by that of any other ma- jor military occupation in his- tory." Col. R. T. Chaplin, provost mar- shal for general headquarters of the Far East Command, said there has been a steady downward trend in the number of major crimes since the occupation began. His statement answered recent blasts of criticism from the Jap- anese press and Diet (Parliament) for alleged crimes committed by U. S. occupation forces. The criticism was touched off by the bold daylight bank robbery by two men identified as Ameri- cans and two others believed to be born outside Ja- pan, Until the past few days Ameri- cans involved in crimes were iden- tified in Japanese newspapers on- ly as "tall men." Chaplin said the records show the vast majority of offenses in- volving Allied personnel have been minor. What Happens when a one-year-old eats with a spoon for the first time? Patty Kay Else demonstrates, right down to the winner- takes-all victory salute The performance was unrehearsed, but the parents of any one-year-old could have written the script. Patty lives- with her parents in Hopkins, Minn., which is near Minneapolis. She had her first birthday today. (AP Wirephoto) MONTREAL (Si Kidnaped three-year-old Barbara Nemeroff was returned safe and unharmed to her parents today. Police found her on a downtown street and the parents demanded "fullest prose- cution" for a 16-year-old boy who admitted the abduction. The boy, an employe of Morris Nemeroff, Barbara's father, in his leather goods manufacturing firm, was seized by two detectives as he shuffled along St. Catherine St. about a foot behind the attractive, dark-haired little girl. The kidnaper, who stole the child from her home last night in the absence of her parents, had demanded for her safe re- turn. Name Withheld The parents, reunited with their child at detective headquarters, wept with happiness. The kidnaper, whose name was withheld by police, told reporters he had taken the child because he "likes girls." He said he had not molested the tot. The abductor forced his way in- to the Nemeroff apartment last night while the parents were away and ordered the 25-year-old maid, Alice Lachance, to dress the child. As he left with Barbara, he hand- ed the hysterical maid a crudely hand-printed note in French warn- ing against calling the police and demanding ransom money be delivered today to the shoe section of a Montreal department store. Police Called Unable to reach the parents, the maid ignored the warning and called police, who immediately set off one of the biggest manhunts in Montreal history. Police said they had received a telephone tip this morning from a woman who saw the little girl and the man and recognized them by broadcast descriptions. They were found in the bustling Saturday morning shopping crowd on one of Montreal's main downtown streets. The girl and the man were taken corded to other generals j to detective headquarters and the distraught parents summoned. Police said the man entered the Nemeroff home, which is over his luggage and leather goods shop, by 12 directing that the five be trans- ferred with 60 days. Bunker added that, in addition to the five, the resignation last month of Lt. Col. Anthony Story, the general's former pilot, also was forced. In Washington, the Army said the staff reductions had been made in line with treatment ac- who like MacArthur were not assigned to any specific duty. Cut by Truman The Army said regulations pro- vide an eight-man staff for five- star officers in specific military assignments. It added an ar- rangement for the personnel cut was made last fall with MacAr- thur, who was ousted from his Far East post by President T r u- man in April. Precedent for Marshall the three-man staff for unassigned generals, the Army said, was set after World War II. President Tru- man was reported to have decided that such a staff would be suffi- cient to look after any official business remaining for the gen- erals. Gen. George C. Marshall is the forcing a bolt on the door with a piece of celluloid. The maid said a man had called earlier asking if Nemeroff were home. The maid was so hysterical when police finally arrived she was unable to give them much of a description of the clothes he wore. All she remembered was he wore a mask, a yellow scarf and brown gloves. Earlier today, police picked up another former employe of Nemer- off, but were doubtful he was the man they wanted. They picked him up because he had a yellow scarf and gloves. He told them he had spent the evening at a movie with a friend. Well-to-Do Nemeroff was described by po- lice as "well-to-do" but not so well off he would appear to be able to raise the demanded. His shop is small and unpretentious. only other five-star officer not now The store luggage, ladies' assigned to specific military duty4handbags and sjmiiar articles. Army officials reported Marshall never had more than three aides assigned to him. On Active Duty Both MacArthur and Marshall are still technically on active duty although not assigned. Their pay is a year including base pay of personal money, subsistence, quarters, MacArthur had no comment on the matter, but Bunker told news- men in New York that his chief did not agree to the'reduction al- though he obeyed the order. Bunker said he and a warrant officer and a sergeant were the three left on the MacArthur staff. The colonel added that a major and four enlisted men were those to be transferred. Bunker said MacArthur wanted to keep Story and the pilot wishes to stay. But Story "was actually forced to Bunker added, 'because the Air Force told him he would not be permitted to re- main and would be transferred." Little Barbara is years old but looks older, police said in the description they broadcast during the hunt. She has dark brown hair which hangs to her shoulders. When the kidnaper took her off, she carried her doll "Rosalyn" with her. Rubber Imports Turned Back to Private Concerns WASHINGTON The U. S. government announced it is turn- ing back the nation's importing of rubber to private industry. The government has been the sole importer of rubber since Dec. 29, 1950. It took over purchasing of. the vital defense material in order to build a stockpile anu at the same time check runaway prices charged by overseas produc- ers. If You Want to Vote Ton Must Be Registered Before Wednesday ;

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