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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Colder Tonighf; Occasional Snow Flurries Friday Winorw T.C. St. Mary's KWNO Tonight 8 p. and FM VOLUME 52, NO. 10 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1952 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Court Bans Decision Permits Secretary Holm To Make Plans for March 18 Primary Decision Cuts Republican Race To Two Candidates ST. PAUL The Min- Owners Start to dig out their cars stalled all night Plymouth, Mass., on the main road from Cape Cod to Boston during the worst snowstorm in years. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) Worst Storm In 50 Years Hits Cape Cod BOSTON MV-The worst storm in possibly 50 years today left Cape Cod buried beneath snow drifts as high as 12 feet, isolated entire communities without power or communication and stranded an uncounted number of motorists. Snowfall as high as 20 inches was piled into virtually impenetra- ble drifts by a northeast wind that reached a velocity of 60 miles an hour at times. At least five deaths were record- ed up to early today as a result of the northeaster. Two others, 'teen- aged boys, were missing at East Sandwich after they went hunting in some marshland. Rasort hotels which function on- ly for summer vacationists were hastily thrown open at the re- quest of officials to put up some of the hundreds locked in the heavy snow. Others spent the night in town halls and fire stations that were lighted only by candles and kero- sene lamps and heated only by fireplace wood fires and pot-bel- lied stoves because of the lack of power. Nantucket island, with a winter population of approximately had no contact with the world out- side except through a radio on a nearby coast guard patrol boat. The storm cut off all telephone and electric service on the island. Nearly normal winter weather was reported in other parts of the country. More Air Power For Ei or curope in No More Ground Units Going There This Year '52 By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON OB United States will add no more Army divisions to its ground force in Europe this year but will send con- siderably more air power to help meet the immediate goals set up at the Lisbon session of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization! In outlining yesterday the par the United States would hav under the NATO master plan, D fense Secretary Lpvett also trie to clear up confusion arising from the phrasing of an official sum mary of the meeting which h attended. The summary issued at Lisbo Light snow fell in central and western Montana, northeast Wy- oming, parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota. Suspended Term Given Woman In Kidnaping MANKATO, Minn. Leah Scheid, 37, New Ulm, Minn., charged with the kidnaping of a three-week-old Mankato baby ear- ly last January, made a surprise appearance in district court here today and pleaded guilty to a kid- naping charge. Judge Milton D. Mason sentenc- ed her to 10 years in the women's reformatory at Shakopee, but sus- pended the sentence on the condi- tion that she undergo treatment at the St. Peter State Hospital for at least a year. Mrs. Scbeid had told authorities she kidnaped the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Callahan of Mankato to replace the child she had lost through a miscarriage. The baby was found unharmed in Mrs. Scheid's apartment the day after it was kidnaped. produced the widespread impres sion that by the end of this only 10 months Western European defense command o Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower wouli have SO battle-ready divisions o about 20 more than previously expected. Lovett told a news con ference that this idea was wrong. The plan, he said, is to havi something more than half of tea number fully combat-ready, their manpower and weapons complete ready to go into action at an in slant's notice. The others woult be of the reserve system generally used in major com equipment, transportation anc supply systems ready but withou all the manpower needed for com bat-readiness. Lovett explained the European reserve system differs from the American; that in Europe men can be called to active duty quick- ly sometimes within 48 hours and that they often have their small weapons and equipment stacked and ready in their homes. Lovett made it plain the De- fense Department has no intention now of asking Congress to approve sending one or more divisions to Europe. Army strength in Europe now consists of five divisions and a constabulary force presently equal to about two-thirds the size of a division. Lovett said the American air buildup would be controlled by the readiness of air bases. This con- struction at the moment is behind schedule, he said but he indicated the summer months might im- prove the situation. Community Hal! Fire Investigated DETROIT LAKES, Minn. tffl-A deputy state fire marshal today was reported investigating the blaze which destroyed the Pons- ford community hall recently with loss of The wooden struc- ture had been used for basketball Plane Crashes In Nova Scotia; 18 Jump Safely SYDNEY, N. S. Ifl-Eighteen men parachuted safely out of a crippled C-47 Air Force transport plane early today moments before the plane crashed during a blind- ing snowstorm in a .nonresidential area. Officers at the Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts said all 18 men who were aboard the plane were found and only two were injured. One of the injured men, brought down from a hilltop on a tobog- gan, suffered several injured ribs. The plane was bound from West- over to the U. S. Air Base at Tor- bey, Newfoundland, where it was stationed. Westover identified the crew as Capt T. F. Koblenski, pilot; Capt. W. L. Riley, co-pilot; and S. Sgt. R. Redinger and Sgt. A. Sharron. nesota Supreme Court ruled today that names of neither Gen. Eisenhower nor Sen. Kefauver (D.-Tenn.) will appear on the March 18 state presidential primary ballot. The decision means there wiU be a two-way race on the Republican primary ballot and no contest on the Democratic side. On the Re- publican slate will be the names of Harold E. Stassen and Edward C. Slettedahl, Minnesota chairman of "Fighters for MacArthur." Sen. Humphrey has filed as a favorite son candidate on the Democratic ticket. The Supreme Court in the Eisen- hower case said: "It is ordered that Mike Holm as secretary of state desist from placing upon the ballots for the Re- publican party to be used in the presidential primary election the name of Dwight D. Eisenhower as a candidate of the Republican party for the nomination for president and the names of proposed dele-i gates to the next national conven tion of the Republican party, formal opinion will follow." A second order denied the peti tion of Frank P. Ryan of Minne apolis seeking printing of Kefau ver's name on the ballot. (Winona Eisenhower leaders to day said they were shocked at th decision and asserted it was basec on a technicality of the law. Th decision, they said, defeats the in tent of the state presidential pri mary law and undoubtedly wil have political repercussions whicl may work against those who insti tuted the action. (A movement may be launched they said, to write Eisenhower's name in as a sticker candidate Some efforts in this direction al ready have been undertaken in the Sixth Congressional District, they said.) (Since the primary, under the decision, means nothing, said Wi nona Eisenhower supporters, why not urge Slettedahl to withdraw and call off the entire primary elec- tion, thus saving the taxpayers o: Minnesota about In today's hearing the Court was told that aE elections would be opened to "fraud, deceit and prom- iscuous procurement of signatures' if Gen. Eisenhower's name was nol thrown off the state presidential primary ballot. Sydney W. Goff, St. Paul lawyer appearing on behalf of James A. Fetsch, a St. Paul attorney and accountant, made oral- arguments on a writ issued by the Supreme Court directing Secretary of State Mike Holm to show why the gen- eral's name should not be remov- ed from the March 18 ballot. Illegally Notarized Goff charged the signatures on the Eisenhower petitions were il- legally notarized, that the oaths were improperly administered and that many signers were not regis- tered voters. He specifically cited signers in Crow Wing, Olmsted and St. Louis counties. Goff also claimed "none of the petitions in any one of the nine congressional districts was made The wreckage of the plane was I in good faith and for the purpose found in uninhabited territory about eight miles from Sydney's reserve airport, where the pilo was trying to land. Before abandoning his plane, thi. pilot radioed that he had made 20 attempts to land but was prevent ed by the blanketing snowstorm First reports said the plane was round for Europe and officials ai Westover said it might be a C-54 transport which left there yester- day with 17 Air Force personne and one civilian for Frankfurt, Jermany. Later Westover identi- ied it as the Torbey plane. The plane took off from West- iver at p.m. yesterday and was due at Torbey at p.m. One of the jumpers was extricat- ed from a treetop in which his sarachute tangled, after a fam- ly living nearby heard his cries or help. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy nd colder tonight. Friday cloudy vzth occasional light snow flurries, pntinued rather cold. Low to- :ght 18, high Friday afternoon 28. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 46; minimum, 23; oon, 36; precipitation, none; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at games and other civic events. (Additional weather on Page 21) j of advancing the candidacy of Gen. Eisenhower. "And, in this Goff told the high court, "we are pre- pared to offer proof of the fact that Gen. Eisenhower's name was filed contrary to his desires not to be filed as a candidate, and that his filing would not advance his candidacy but would be detri- mental thereto." Asked what proof he could offer, Goff said he has reports from Sen. Frank Carlson (R-Kan) co-chair- man of the national Eisenhower campaign, saying that national leaders are not supporting the Min- nesota Eisenhower slate. Sen. Carl- son and other leaders, according to a report from Washington, are agreed that Eisenhower should not run against former Gov. Stassen in his own state. David Raudenbush, St. Paul lawyer and a delegate on the Eis- enhower slate, opposed Goff s ar- guments. Raudenbush obtained permission yesterday from Chief Justice Charles Loring to intervene n the case in opposition to- the ?etsch petition. Goff argued that the statutes specifically require that an oath >e administered to each of the individual signers to the petition. "The statutes can have no other the attorney claimed. 'It would be-absurd to claim that the oath prescribed by the law was merely to appear in written (Continued on 3, Column 2) I Man Believed Carrying Hoof, Mouth Disease OTTAWA police in two provinces today sought "The Man with the Pompadour" who may unwittingly be carrying the virus for foot and' mouth disease on his clothing. Discovery of the easily-spread disease this week in the vicinity Regina, Saskatchewan, resulted in embargoes by the United States against imports of Canadian livestock, meat, hay and straw. The search was for Willi Brunt- jen, 29-year-old German immi- grant who worked recently on the farm where the disease first ap- peared. There is no charge against him. Police want him to undergo laboratory tests to determine whether he was the unintentional source of the outbreak. Meanwhile, no new cases of the disease have been discovered. Livestock markets in Winnipeg and Toronto were almost at a standstill as a result of the crisis.: Prices were down sharply. Appeals Court Upholds Death For Collazo WASHINGTON The U. S. Court of Appeals today unanimous- ly upheld the conviction and death sentence of Oscar Collazo, Puerto Rican fanatic who tried to assas- sinate President Truman 16 months ago. CoIIazo's Puerto Rican compan- ion and a White House guard were killed during a furious gun- battle fought on the steps of Blair House, temporary home of the President at the time of the storming on Nov. 1, 1950. The 37-year-old Collazo was charged with murder although 'it was determined that the bullet that killed White House Guard Leslie Coffelt came from the gun of Gri- selio Torresola, CoIIazo's compan- lon. Torresola was shot to death when presidential guards opened fire. Collazo was wounded during the assault. So were two other White House guards. The law provides that every member of a group convicted of committing a felony that results in murder is subject to a charge of first degree murder and punish- able by death. Allies to Curb Activities of Russ Travelers Hit Back at Plan Restricting Western Visitors WASHINGTON United States and most of the Western Allies were reported today to have agreed to hit back at Moscow by restricting the movements of So- viet representatives in their coun- tries. Diplomatic authorities said pre- iminary plans for combined action were taken up at the Lisbon meet- ing of the North Atlantic Treaty Council and won the support of a substantial majority of the 14 member nations. Definite action is expected pos- sibly in the next two or three weeks after a further exchange of views. The planned action would amount to a tit for tat retaliation for the Russian order of last month which in effect confines for- to the Moscow eign diplomats area. In the United States the expect- ed result is an order prohibiting Soviet Ambassador Alexander S. Panyuskin and members of his staff from traveling more than 25 miles from the capital without express authority of the State department. They now can go anywhere in the country with the same free- dom as American citizens. Under the policy of reciprocity, the U. S. already has clamped down on the travel by representatives of Com- munist Hungary and Rumania. Without prior authorization the Hungarians may not go more than IS miles from downtown Wash- ington. Rumanian officials are lim- to a 35-mile circle. Officials of Poland and Czecho- slovakia may still go where they please. What to do about the Russian order has been under study in the administration for weeks. The State department acknowledged Jan. 22 that possible retaliation was under "active consideration" with the Defense Department and other agencies. Officials said joint action by all the Western cations affected was viewed as more ef- Japs Give U.S. Peacetime Bases New Agreement Seen Answer To Russian Threat From North TOKYO signed -an agreement today providing that American troops will stay in Japan indefinitely en just about the I terms as exist now. No limit was set on the size or composition of U.S. post-occupation forces. No time limit was set on the length of their stay. The agreement implements the U.S.-Japan security pact signed at San Francisco last September. It will become effective auto- matically when the peace treaty is ratified. Dean Rusk, chief U.S. negotiator of the agreement, bailed it "another step toward peace." The document provides immed- iate consultation for joint defense of Japan "in the event of hostil- ities, or imminently threatened hostilities." The 28-page pact covers admin- istrative details for keeping Amer- ican garrison forces in Japan when the occupation ends. It provides: 1. The U.S. may bring into Japan whatever armed forces are needed, their dependents and attached civilians. 2. Japan will grant the nec- essary facilities and land for garrison forces. 3. The U. S. retains crim- inal jurisdiction over everyone brought in under this agree- ment. 4. The U. S. retains wide tax exemptions. 5. The two governments will co-operate to "ensure the se- curity of the United States armed dependents, civilians and property. 6. Japan will furnish neces- sary facilities, rights of way, etc. 7. Japan will contribute yearly for "pro- curement by the United States of transportation and other re- quisite services and supplies in Japan." The agreement covers only Seven Economic Freedoms Cited In Stassen Talk fective than any his country alone. measure by Town Destroyed To Make Room for H-Bomb Plant AUGUSTA, Ga. This week end the town of Ellenton ceases t exist, a place of beautiful homes more than a century old, a his :oric early American monument It had to go to make part c the room for the huge H-bomb plant that covers 315 square miles of South Carolina across the iavannah river near here. A year and three, months ag Ameri ca can stand a lot of improve ment for the future good of the he added. The seven "economic pillars' which Stassen listed as necessary to support the freedom of a peo- ple were: 1. The ownership and manage- ment of its retail units and stores by its citizens and not by its gov- ernment. 2. The ownership and manage- ment ot its basic industries, in eluding specifically steel and oi and chemicals, by its citizens and not by its government. 3. The availability of large re sources of capital for investment uncontrolled by government. 4. Its medical profession as an independent -honorable body noi under the thumb of any central government agency. 5. Its farmers in control of the land they farm with a good in- come from that land through the prices they receive from the pro- duce, without subservience to the government. 6. Its teachers free of any cen- tral governmental domination or indoctrination. 7. Its people constantly experi- encing incentive to produce and ac- complish, and penalties if they loaf or waste. Stafford King Named Legion Drive Head ST. PAUL (5V- State Auditor Stafford King today was named chairman of the annual member- ship roundup for the American Le- gion in Minnesota. Winners will be awarded prizes in the cam- paign, which closes March 20. King is a former state command- er as well as national vice com- mander of the Legion. American forces. If other nations in the occnpi- ion forces are to remain in Japan after the would have to negotiate separate pacts. The document lays down the iroad outlines for future mainte- lance of U. S. troops in Japan. Further details will be worked out by joint consultation. A "preliminary working group" was created to begin negotiations 'on an urgent basis" to determine exactly what facilities and areas U. S. garrison forces will need. Two infantry divisions are ioned ia Northern Japan facing Soviet Russian islands, air forces are scattered throughout the coun- ry, and naval forces are stationed in central and southern Japan. "Sympathetic considera- ion" was promised to requests rom Japanese authorities for waiver of jurisdiction in criminal ases where Japan considers it 'to be of particular importance." The U. S. agreed to supplant lis latter with the provisions of he NATO agreement when that ecomes effective in Europe. This permit the Japanese to ar- est and prosecute Americans off tation or off duty for violating apanese law. The criminal versions of the greement had drawn fire from the Japanese press and members f Parliament. They charged it was granting extraterritoriality to the United States. Divis, left, watches moving opera- tions of his father's home as residents of Ellen- ton, S. C., raced a March 1st deadline to com- plettly detr-tte for ertctioo of H-bomb plant. Man .at the right is representative of the Atomic Energy Commission. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.)
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