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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy Tonight; Occasional Light Snow Thursday VOLUME 52, NO. 9 Want Ads Are Super Salesmen FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27, 1952 nsoner ange Deadlocked _ 4 Lanes Mapped For Highway 61 Highway 61 between Red Wing and La Crosse eventually will be reconsfructed into a modern four-lane highway 0 L Kipp, assistant commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Highways told the annual meeting of the Highway 61 Association at the Hotel Winona TUeit roslhe'first disclosure that the highway department has decided to take this important step. Kipp pointed out, however, that initial construction on some por- ns of the route will involve a two-lane highway, to be followed at a tions later stage by a four-lane TODAY Taft Men Gaining in New Jersey By JOSEPH AND STEWART ALSOP Kipp, that it years to com- plete the initial reconstruction be- I tween Red Wing and La Crosse. All surveys and plans are now being developed on the four-lane basis, Kipp told the meeting, and construction will advance as funds are available. 1952 Construction Scheduled for construction dur- ing the coming season is the Lake City-Red Wing sector and the con- crete paving of the La Crosse-La Crescent four-lane dike road. The Lake City-Red Wing sector will be constructed at this time as a two-lane project, with fills and I ruts made for four lanes. The WASHINGTON One way to, d wm be on one side Of understand a highly significant i ft so the other lane and rather mysterious political j can built in the future without process which is now at work all (interference with traffic. The rout- over the country is to consider i; ig along Lake Pepin snore> what has been going on in the j and wiu be practicaiiy all new con- state of New Jersey. Until very i struction_ The present highway will recently. New Jersey has been con- fe used durjng the construction sidered a safe bet for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. The moderately progressive, moderately international-minded New Jersey Republican party has never sent a pro-Taft delegation to the Republican convention, in either 1940 or 1948, New Jersey's Gov. Alfred E. Driscoll has shown signs of being strongly inclined to- ward Eisenhower. Eisenhower is immensely popular in the state, especially among the numerous in- dependent voters, and there can be little doubt that he would have a. far better chance than Taft of carrying this large Eastern indus- trial state in the election. Mysterious Success Yet despite all this, Sen. Rob- ert A. Taft is now given an ex- cellent chance of capturing well over half of New Jersey's impor- tant 38-man delegation. And this seemingly mysterious success of the Taft forces in New Jersey is being duplicated in a number of other big industrial states. Essen- tially, the secrets of this success are everywhere the same, al- though everywhere there are local variations. Simply' because the Taft forces are tough, well-organized and cen- trally disciplined they are in a position both to brandish a big stick and to offer a juicy carrot. Consider the position of Gov. Dris- coll, a key figure in the New Jer- sey situation. Driscoll undoubtedly once had period. No detours will be requir- ed. "We are further along than you may Kipp remark- ed, "on the development of the La Crescent Winona sector. Detailed surveys have been completed for the first five north out of La Crescent. This is eventually to c .four-lane project." Aerial surveys of the remainder of this Winona-La Crescent sector are to be completed within the next 60 days. These will be so de- tailed that most of the ground work can be eliminated and the routing and fill established from the data obtained from the maps. The construction of the Minneis- ka sector was postponed for one 3'ear so that the plans could be expanded to four lanes and the plans completed on the Minneis- ka-Minnesota City sector, Kipp stated. These projects will be let at the same time with construction to be completed in one year. This ar- rangement, he said, would shorten the time a major detour on high- way 61 will be required. Much of the present road will be utilized in the reconstruction of this sector. The aerial maps being made of the La Crescent-Winona sectors will be 100 feet to an inch, and will show two-foot contours. The four-lane right-of-way being acquired is 200 feet wide. Access areas will also be controlled. Lawrence Lee Thompson, 14, hides his face and sobs as he tells Patrolman Don Wilson about the shooting last night of his playmate, Lawrence Patrick McNellie, 13, at Kansas City. Wilson said Lawrence Lee thought a prowler was entering the Thompson home and got a shotgun when young McNellie came in without knocking. "I was standing in the bathroom with the gun and all of a sudden, boom, it went Wilson quoted young Thompson as saying. The playmate suffered abdominal wounds. His condi- tion is critical. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) himself as governor. No one in the Eisenhower camp has the au- thority to offer him any sort of political future. By contrast, Taft men have pointed out to Driscoll that if he did not get himself out on an anti-Taft limb, the vice-pres- idential nomination would be "the logical spot" for him. This is the carrot. But there is also a stick. Professionals like Taft's eastern manager, John D. M. Hamilton, have been moving through -the state, conferring gen- ially with their fellow profession- als, making a tentative promise (Continued on Page 3, Column 4) HIGHWAY the power to sew up the New Jer- plans for the Winona-Minnesota sey delegation for Eisenhower, by City sector are practically corn- running himself as a favorite son, and then delivering the delegation to Eisenhower when the time came. Yet the inducements of- fered Driscoll to do this have been very small, and the pressure on him to straddle very great. Can't Run fop Senate For one thing, Driscoll may have nowhere to go politically-this year, since he cannot run for senator, and there is a constitutional ques- tion whether he can run to succeed Brannan Cheered Before Grand Jury DENVER of Agriculture Charles Brannan is believed today to have shattered federal grand jury precedent in three ways here yesterday and Monday. He apparently is the first cabinet member ever to go before a federal grand jury. Furthermore, the jury gave him permission to tell reporters what he said in part of his testimony. And, near the end of his appearance, jury members applauded him, clapping hard enough for the sound to be heard through the thick walls of the meeting room. His appearance 'certainly was unusual and by available stand- ards history- making for U. S. grand jury pro- cedure. The jury is checking on gov- ernment owned farm commodi- ties stored in privately own- 100 Major Ships Join Maneuvers Italy than 100 "major" combat ships from submarines to mighty carriers and heavy cruisers today continued their test of the ability of Atlantic Pact navies to fight together in the greatest peacetime maneuvers ever staged in the Mediterranean. U. S. Adm. Robert B. Carney, commander of Allied forces in southern Europe, is keeping secret the exact number of warships of Britain, United States, France and Italy taking part in the combined maneuvers. His headquarters said that "over 100 major ships" was the only figure which could be disclosed. Opens 5-Story Conference Building UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. The United Nations today opened its new five-story conference building, whose unique council chambers may soon rival the sky- scraper secretariat building as a conversation piece. The 12-nation trusteeship coun- cil drew the distinction of being the first U. N. body to meet in the new structure. On parade was its unorthodox chamber, which one delegate dubbed a "playroom for the monkeys." The chambers to be occupied by the committees of the General As- here, dropping a veiled threat; sembly, as well as those of the there something the Eisenhower organizers cannot do. As one Re- publican professional put it, after a visit from a Taft organizer, "I just can't afford to bo wrong." And so the Taft drill continues, until now Driscoll is no longer ful- ly in control of. his own political situation. Won't Take Any Risks A symptom was the appointment last week of Paul Williams as chief Taft organizer in New Jer- sey. Williams has been adminis- trative assistant to New Jersey's Sen. Robert Hendrickson, who in turn owed his election to Driscoll. Williams would hardly have gone to Taft if Driscoll were really will- ing to take risks for Eisenhower. Another symptom was the recent reappointment of Republican Na- tional Chairman Guy Gabrielson, who cast one of the New Jersey ielegations's two votes for Taft in 1948 as New Jersey National Com- mitteeman. Driscoll had talked of jnseating Gabrielson, but a head (Continued on Page 13, Column 1) ALSOPS Security Council and the Econom- ic and Social Council, are a bit less jolting, but they too represent the last word in modernity. Look Out on River The most unusual features of the trusteeship council chamber are multi-colored lattice work suspend- ed from the ceiling and a carpet with bright multi-colored stripes. All three main council cham- bers open onto a broad prom- enade overlooking the East Riv- er. They have all the latest tech- nical facilities, including simul- taneous interpretation equipment, motion picture projection booths, and booths for press, radio and tel- evision reporters. Showplace is Lounge In addition to the meeting rooms, the new building contains two dele- gates' lounges, a cafeteria, a dele- gates' restaurant, two small dining rooms for private parties, several radio studios and control rooms, a recording room and a large printing and reproduction section for turning out documents. The showplace of the building is the main feet long, 50 feet wide and 24 feet high. Over the bar of Cuban ma there is a large relief map of the world also made of hogany, Cuban mahogany, superimposed on Canadian ash. The completion of the conference building leaves only the General Assembly building still under con- struction. This will be finished by late summer, U. N. officials say. The opening of the new building also opens the permanent U. N. headquarters for the first time to full-scale tourist visits. ed elevators and warehouses. Cases in which elevator and warehouse own- Brannan ers and commodity dealers have turned up short in government- owned farm products stored with them have been news recently. Reporters were astonished to be called into the jury room to ques- tion Brannan after his first ap- pearance Monday. Testimony be- fore a grand jury usually is kept secret. Talk Permitted U, S. Attorney Charles Vigil said the jury granted permission to Brannan to talk about the ses sion. Questioning by the reporters, somewhat off balance because of the unexpected procedure, develop ed that Brannan had outlined the general background of Agriculture department programs for storage of farm products bought by the government. Later, the secretary of agriculture told reporters that the testimony he described was given while he was not under oath. Reporters were' jerked from sleepy waiting in a hallway yes- terday by the sound of clapping in the jury room. Fifteen minutes lat- er, a smiling Brannan came out with Vigil. TWA Airlines Stewardesses Jane Bravender, left, and Jeri Starr of Los Angeles look over a picture of an arrest of a passen- ger, in which they played a part The photo is of the arrest of John Richard Bayless at La Guardia Field in New York on sus- picion of robbery in the holdup of a Hollywood, Calif., -bank. He was spotted by Miss Starr aboard her akliner and arrested as he stepped off the plane. House Backs Churchill on Pledge to U.S. Premier Reveals Production of First Atomic Bomb LONDON Prime Minister Churchill won a House of Com- mons confidence vote on his for- eign policy last night after assert- ing his pledge of "prompt, resol- ute and effective" action in Korea only continued policies set last May by the former Labor govern- ment. He disclosed also that the Labor regime of Prime Minister Attlee secretly set up a plant for regu- lar production of atomic bombs and had produced an atom bomb. Churchill won the confidence vote, 318 to 285, a margin of 33 votes. Liberal party backing swell- ed his nominal conservative edge of 14 votes. Documents Revealed His revelations on Korean pol- icy and the atom bomb came, Churchill said, from cabinet docu- ments which he had no chance to see until his Conservative party ousted the Laborites in last Oc- tober's general election. His disclosures brought confu- sion and anger among the Labor- ites. This may sharpen the divi- sion between such moderate lead- ers as Attlee and Herbert Morri- son and the left wing faction led by former Labor Minister Aneurin Bevan. The confidence vote came on a Labor censure motion accusing Churchill of making secret mili- tary pledges to President Truman. Socialist critics charged these pledges were hinted at when Churchill promised in a speech to Congress last month that Britain would take "prompt, resolute and effective" action if a Korea truce were reached, then broken by the Communists. No Secret Pacts Churchill denied any secret agreement with the President. He said Attlee's government reached a secret military under standing with the United States last May to take joint action "out side Korea" if Communist planes badly blasted U. N. forces from Chinese bases. Churchill said Attlee was justi- fied in making such arrangements. Furious uproar broke out on the Labor benches at Churchill's closure the Labor government es- tablished a plant for regular pro- duction of atomic bombs and pro< duced the bomb which is to be tested this year. Churchill accused the Laborites of keeping the secret of the atomic bomb plant with "Machiavellian art" so it could accuse the Con- servatives of warmongering dur ing the election campaign. Attlee denied any such chican- ery. He said he had been ready anytime to talk with Churchill and believed Lord Cherwell Church- ill's scientific adviser who now heads the British atomic program been kept fully informed. McCloy Fears Nationalism In Germany EONS, Germany S. High Commissioner John J. McCloy today predicted _ "general disas- ter" unless re- viving G e r- man nationalism is halted. He ac- cused most of West Germany's political parties and even some cabinet ministers of fostering the revival. It was McCloy's sharpest warning McCloy to date against the trend to na- tionalism. It came in his quarter- ly report to the State Department WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy tonight and Thursday with occasional light snow Thursday, turning colder late Thursday. Low tonight 24, 'high Thursday 40. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today Maximum, 28; minimum, 23; noon, 36; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at (Additional weather on Page 17.) Flames Raged through the fourth floor of a transients' rooming house in West Philadelphia early today as firemen reported one man was burned to death and three others were injured. The rooming house was located near the University of Pennsylvania campus. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Snowfall Blankets Georgia, Carolinas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A February storm that cost two lives piled deep snow on wide 4 Who Escaped Exploding Plane Rescued by Ship GUAM U. S. Navy tank- er today rescued four of five air men who bailed out of a B-29 weather plane when an engine ex ploded 150 miles northwest of is on for a mantis Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia -and the weatherman said .the worst was yet to come for North arLighter falls swirled across sections of Alabama and Mississippi, and a trace was reported deep in Temperatures generally were above freezing, however, though subfreezing weather was reported early today in North Carolina and in the Virginia mountains. Frost for Florida Frost was forecast for north and central Florida. The U.S. Weather Bureau said early today rain and chilly weather extended from northern Florida along the Atlantic coast as far north as Virginia with snow or freezing rain in parts of Virginia and the Carolinas. Except for a little snow and rain near the Canadian border in the northern Rockies, the rest of the country had generally fair weather. Mild temperatures continued over the Midwest and they were around Guam yesterday, seasonal levels in New England and in the Far West. The two deaths attributed to the storm occurred last night near Martinsville, Va., when a motor car crashed into the rear of a state highway truck spreading abrasives on a snow covered highway'. Two men riding in the car were killed. The snow fall at the Greens- boro-High Point airport in North Carolina measured six inches at midnight and the Weather Bureau said seven to eight inches were ex- pected by daylight. Snow in Deep South Winston-Salem, about 29 miles west of Greensboro, had a depth of 4.7 inches by 10 p.m. last night. The Weather Bureau forecast a depth of seven to 10 inches there today. The deepest snowfall reported in the South last night was eight inches atop Bald Mountain near Blairsville, in North Georgia. Mount Mitchell in North Caro- lina, highest peak in eastern Ameri- ca, ran a close second with seven inches. Atlanta, which has had scarce- ly more than a trace since March, 1942, had from two to three inches, but the snow stopped falling early last night. Gainesville, 50 miles northeast, had from four to five inches. Cities in North Carolina which had fairly heavy snow included Charlotte with four inches, and Asheville, Raleigh and Durham with two. In South Carolina, Spartanburg reported four inches, Greenville about three, and Anderson two. Some snow was reported in near- ly every section of Virginia. The town of Southside had up to five inches. Plane flights were sus- pended at the Richmond and Roa- noke airports. Wisconsin Man Killed WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. Dan Kilday, 75, was killed Tues- day when a North Western freight engine struck him and hurled his body to the ice of the Wisconsin river 30 feet below. Engineer Chris Tbiesen of Fond du .Lac said he saw Kilday. walking on the bridge with his back to the engine but was unable to stop before hitting him. Search man. Five others presumably died in the explosion. Military authorities named three of those rescued: Capt. Michael Judge, New York, whose wife, Ruth, and family live on Guam; Lt. Edward W. Erick- son, Superior, Wis., and Pfc. James L. Deese, Camden, Ark. They were uninjured. The name of the fourth man res- cued was not available. He was picked up about nine miles from the spot where the other three were found. The four survivors were aboard the tanker Tombigbee, due to reach Guam early tomorrow. An Air Force spokesman said the plane was returning from a rou- tine weather mission when oil leaks developed. The pilot radioed for help and was joined by a B-29 res- cue' plane., The engine on the weather plane exploded shortly af- ter. The rescue pilot saw men par- achuting from the weather plane, dropped a lifeboat and a life raft, and radioed for more help. Staff Officers Returning Issue To Truce Group Reds Insist Russians Help Supervise Armistice MUNSAN, Korea (Si-Staff offi- cers tentatively agreed today to drop the question of voluntary ex- change of prisoners of war back into: the laps of a truce subcom- mittee. They've settled all prisoner ex- change details but this key issue and one minor translation prob- lem. The translation was to be ironed out Thursday. The subcommittee of armistice negotiators tentatively was sched- uled to take over again Friday. A second staff committee bead- ed toward a similar stalemate over Communist insistence that So- viet Russia help supervise tht truce. No Progress Col. Don O. Darrow told the Reds they "appear to be more interested in arguing the -merits of the Soviet Union than in reaching an armistice agreement." North Korean CoL Chang Chun- san said the Communists would "categorically reject" any Allied proposal to sidetrack Russia. He said the only solution was for the U. N. command to accept the Red nomination of the Soviet Un- ion, Poland and Czechoslovakia ai neutral nations to help police a. truce. "Until such Chang said, "there will be no progress in these negotiations." The Reds previously turned down a U. N. offer to drop Norway from its list, retaining Switzerland and Sweden as neutral supervisors, if the Communists eliminated sia. New Stumbling Block Until the Russian question crop- ped up, the main truce supervi- sion stumbling block was whether the Reds could rebuild airfields. The same staff group made no progress toward agreeing on the number of ports of entry for sup- plies and troops during an armis- tice. The Allies propose six, the Reds five. Both figures are com- promises. Communist charges that the Al- lies are using germ warfare were heard in Panmunjom outside the truce tent. The charges, repeated regularly for four days over Red radios, al- so drew first official note from an Allied spokesman. In Seoul, a U. S. Eighth Army spokesman, said: "It is not true as far as this headquarters is concerned. We have at no time or in any place engaged in any such activities." Former Greek Military Head Dies at 73 ATHENS, Greece Thep- dorus JPangalos, 73, who was mil- itary dictator of Greece in 1926 with powers which even included shortening women's skirts by two inches, died today in an Athens suburb. He staged a fake plebiscite to win election to the presidency after he became military dictator, abolished the constitution and rul- ed like a king. Revolutionaries led by Gen. George Kondylis overthrew him in 1927, jailed him in a Turkish fort on Crete and kept him there un- der charges of high treason. He was freed 23 months later by Prime Minister Sophocles Ven- izelos without having been tried. U. S. Admiral Lynda D. MeCormiek, supreme naval commander who holds equal rank with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, center, visits SHAPE headquarters in Paris on a tour of the 10 nations in the NATO naval setup. At the right-is French Admiral Andre a NATO deputy commander.   

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