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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy Tonight And Friday; Warmer VOLUME 52, NO. 16 FIVE CENTS COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 1952 TWENTY.TWOPAGES T ruman i_ I inst Cut in Aid Morris to Stay On Job Despite Being 'Socked' Investigator Confers With President WASHINGTON 10-NewboId Mor- ris, government corruption inves- tigator, conferred for 15 minutes with President Truman today, and made it clear afterwards he is go- ing to stay on the job despite the way he said he has been "socked" in Washington. When he came out of the White House, Morris was asked by re- porters whether he planned to re- sign. he said. "No. No." Morris expressed the view that he has been "socked" when a report- er asked how he compared his old foe, "Tammany Hall" with his treatment here in Washington. Pillow Fight in N. Y. "Up in New York, it's sort of like a pillow Morris said. "Down here they really sock you." Morris gained some reputation as an advocate of clean govern- ment in political scraps with the Tammany Hall organization in New York. Morris refused to say directly what he had discussed with Presi- dent Truman, or even whether the President had sent for him, or he had asked for the appointment. As Morris left the White House, reporters followed him on outside the grounds and he opened up a little to them to make his com- ments about his questionnaire. Discuts Subpoena A reporter asked whether he thought Congress would pass legis- lation granting him the subpoena powers asked by the President With a bit of an edge jn nil voice, Morris replied: "If they really want" an honest- to-goodness nonpolitical investiga- I surely will need them." The requested subpoena powers would permit Morris to require persons outside the government to turn over to him papers and rec- ords he may need in his inves- tigation. President Truman has or- dered all government employes to comply with such requests. Houston H. Wasson, Morris's law partner, was called back to Sen. Estes Kefauver pushes bis campaign car up a hill while his wife urges him on in a snow- storm in Somersworth, N. H. Kefauver, candi- date for the Democratic nomination, opened his active campaign today in the presidential prefer- ence primary in the Granite State March 11. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) give the Senate investigations sub- committee more details of the traffic. Wasson testified yesterday he vfld Morris were not fihief China Trading and Industrial Development Corp., a Chinese Nationalist firm which, he said, delivered oil to the Reds almost up to the start of the Ko- rean fighting, and other goods until the war was six months old. To Call Morris A committee aide said Wesson's testimony "has made it certain" that Morris himself will be called for questioning. "Morris has said he wants to testify in reply to "innuendos" about his connection with profitable surplus tanker deals. Sen. Mundt a subcom- mittee member, said the group in- tends to try to find out why Chi- nese Nationalists, using tankers flying the U. S. flag, would haul oil to the Reds. Wasson accepted as accurate evidence produced by the subcom- mittee that China Trading, through the New York shipping agency of Sieling Jarvis, also sent or re- ceived 26 shiploads of dry cargo goods in trade with the Reds be- tween June, 1950. when the Korean War started, and mid-December, 1950. Francis P. Flanagan, subcommit- tee counsel, said all 21 ships in- Brewster Challenges Truman to Run Again By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON UP) Senator Brewster (R-Me) today challenged President Truman to seek re-election, saying, "It's time to call his bluff." Brewster, a supporter of Sen. Taft of Ohio for the Republican presidential nomination, made the statement in commenting on re- marks attributed to Truman by Rep. Bryson Bryson and Rep. Rivers (D-SC) conferred-with the President yes- terday and Bryson said' afterward: President'said that if he were sure, that Taft .would not. get the Republican nomination .and would not get elected if forgot it, he, Truman, would -know what to dp himself about running. He in Defense Needs Leave Plenty For Civilians Sevan's Mutiny Worries Attlee Britain Laborites LONDON (B- Worried Socialist leaders tried to decide at an emer- gency meeting today how to curb rambunctious Aneurin Bevan and keep him from splitting the Labor party wide open. left winger DC-Prime Minister f Socialist government, led 56 other Laborites in. open defiance of party leader WASHINGTON Ml President Truman said today the defense program will cause cutbacks in things people can buy but on the whole Americans will be far better off than during World War n. He told Congress in his message urging approval of the mutual se- curity program: "Even with the immense diver- sion to security purposes, produc- tion should be high enough, by the beginning of 1953, to permit total civilian consumption and capital investment at least 50 per cent higher than during World War n. "There will certainly be cut- backs in some things. Yet, even if automobile production should drop around four million units this year, it must be remembered that this is only slightly less than the aver- age production of 1948 and 1949. "If housing should dip below one million units, it must be remem- bered that we have succeeded in producing more than one million units per year in only three years of our history." vplved flew foreign flags, but that eight of them had been sold by the U. S. Maritime Commission from its war-surplus fleet, Flanagan told Wasson that the day after the Treasury Department on Dec. 18, 1950, blocked all Chi- nese funds in this country, Sieling Jarvis chartered the 21 dry cargo vessels to a British firm which Flanagan named as Lam- bert Bros., London. Soviet Ridicules Submarine Charge MOSCOW The Soviet press today ridiculed assertions by the government of the Dominican Re- public that Soviet submarines have been sighted off a Caribbean is- land's coast. Lawyer Asks Dismissal in Fraud Case PORTAGE, Wis. for Clem Bohr claimed "insufficient evidence" yesterday as he asked for dismissal of the charges ac- cusing Bohr of fraud and acting as a real estate salesman and broker without a license. Columbia County Judge E. J. Morrison told Atty. Phillip Morissy he would rule on the motion April 23. Bohr, 43, of Clintonvflle, former owner of the Oshkosh All-Stars, professional basketball team, is ac- cused in connection with sale of a supermarket at Pardeeville last Aug. 5. He is charged with accept- ing a downpayment for the store and not turning the money over to the owner. dicated he would support any Dem- ocrat to beat Taft." Brewster said the statement Ry- son attributed to Truman-repre- sented "an obvious attempt by the President to influence the Repub- lican nomination at a critical time." The Maine senator made it clear "critical time" alluded to New Hampshire's first in the nation presidential primary next Tuesday, a contest in which Taft and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower are the front runners on the GOP ticket. "The President obviously was not trying to help Brewster "He was intimating that if the Republican party doesn't nom- inate Taft, maybe he, Truman, won't fight us to the extent he otherwise would. Time to Call Bluff "I say it's time to call his bluff. Let him run again. He is the one who most certainly personifies the record of bis administration for good or evil. Let him go out and defend the record as a candidate." Brewster told this reporter he was disclosing for the first time that about 2% years ago at a din- ner Truman "called me aside" and said: "Nominate a real -Republican who believes in your principles Attlee's voting instruc- the House of Commons Motorist Killed MANITOWOC uv- William C. F. Demos, 39. Rhinelander, was killed yesterday when smashed headon his automobile with a bakery truck on Highway 10, 12 miles west of here, Eugene Deeg, driver of the truck, was not hurt. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday. Slowly rising temperature. Low tonight 18, high Friday 34. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 31; mtnimntn_ 16; noon, 28; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at (Additional weather on Page S.) and we wfll have a showdown and I wfll abide by the result" Brewster said he reminded Tru- man of the conversation when hs called at the White House last month. "He remembered the senator said. "I told him I had done my level best to get him a real Repub- lican, Taft, and I asked him how about doing his part. He just grinned." 0 Passenger Train Smashes Oil Truck BELGIUM. Wis. A passen- ger train traveling 60 miles an hour smashed into a loaded oil tank truck at a crossing here yes- terday, but no one was injured. John 55, Belgium, driver of the truck, which was demolish- ed, escaped with bruises, oa spout- ed from the crushed truck tat did not ignite. The train, a North Western :Soad Flambeau "400" carrying 153 pas- sengers, proceeded after a two- hoar delay. 4 Germans Accused Of Selling Secrets BONN, Germany Ger- man industrialists are suspected of peddling industrial secrets of the rich Ruhr Basra to Communist east Germany. The West German Interior. Ministry announced their arrests yesterday. The industrial- ists were not identified. Clement tions in last night Their defection let Winston Churchill's Conservative govern- ment beat down a Labor "no con- fidence" motion by a startling 95- vote-majority instead of the 30 or so votes usual on such ballots. Discipline Most members of Parliament agreed that even though Attlee still controls three-fourths of his party's members in the House of Commons, he must do something quickly or his authority as party leader is gone. They thought, though, any disciplinary action would stop short of expulsion from the party of Bevan and his 56 fellows in defiance. Attlee, backed by more than 200 other Labor members of the House, had ordered all Socialist members to vote for the Labor amendment expressing lack of con- fidence in the ability of the Churchill government to carry out the arms program. He told them to abstain from vot- ing on a.government motion ap- proving its handling of the plan. Bevan and his followers, who think the arms program is too big, and some Socialist House members who oppose rearmament on pacifist grounds did just the MinN.H. To Press for Primary Votes Battling It Out With Eisenhower Next Tuesday By RELMAN MORIN CONCORD, N. H. Sen. Robert A. Taft entered New Hamp- shire today to lead the drive that lis organization believes will set Mm firmly on the road to becom- ing the Republican nominee for President. The New Hampshire primary is next Tuesday. It is the nation's first primary, and it brings Taft and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower together in a battle, not only for New Hampshire's 14 GOP delegates, but for the major- ity of popular votes. The state, this year, has a preferential section on the ballot, better known as the "popularity contest." It is not binding on delegates to either the GOP or Democratic Na- tional Conventions. But neutral 007 servers consider it supremely im- portant for its bearing on the rela- tive popular strength of Taft and Eisenhower, on the Republican side, and President Truman and Sen. Estes Kefauver, his challen- ger, on the Democatic side. Taft's schedule calls for 21-ap- pearances in the next three days. The senator said in New Haven last night that he would be satisfied if he wins only four of the 14 GOP delegates. His backers, however, are looking to the preferential sec- tion of the ballot to give the real coup de grace to the Eisenhower movement. The reason is this: Eisenhower has the support of practically all the state's promi, nent Republicans, including the governor, -a congressman and sev- eral other highly popular leaders here. Hence; it is taken as a-fore- gone conclusion th'at'these.men will win the big majority of delegate races. But in the "popularity the people vote directly for the prospective candidates themselves. Thus, the New Hampshire primary can' throw a great deal of light on a big question: Is the "grass-roots" sentiment for Eisenhower as strong as bis backers have claimed? The same 'situation, ;'to a some- what lesser degree, exists with Rookie Cops Nab 2 Safe Crackers APPLETON (ffl Spotted by a rookie policeman, two men were trapped last night after an attempt to rob safes in the state income tax office. Robert Hooyman, 23, Route 3, Neenah, and William C. Besaw, 27, Appleton, probably win be arraign- ed in municipal court tomorrow, according to Chief of Police Her- bert Kapp. Hooyman has admit- ted two other Appleton breaking Feb. 20 and two Chilton burglaries Feb. 27, Kapp said. No money was obtained in the Wisconsin depart- ment of taxation office. Officer Robert Allgeyer, 27, who joined the police Dec. 17, discover- ed, the men when he noticed a flashlight shining in the tax office, above the Appleton public library. Two men were leaving by a down- stairs window when he crossed the street, but they hurried back in- side. Allgeyer called for help. Patrolman Jerome Kaveny caught Hooyman as he climbed out of a basement window with his arms full of burglar tools. Be- saw, who is a deaf mute, was caught inside, hiding behind stacks of books. j Deadlocked Korean Talks Mired Deeper respect to the President and Ke- fauver. Sabre Jets DownJMIG, Hit Another SEOUL, Korea Sabre jets destroyed a Communist MIG and damaged another today in a 10-minute battle. The dogfight ranged as far south as the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, just 70 miles north of Parallel 38. Six Sabres mixed with 22 MIGS. On the ground, hit-and-run Allied MUNSAN, Korea W-The dead-1 locked Korean truce talks bogged down even fiirther today as Com- munist negotiators insisted that neutral teams including Russians be permitted to inspect secret equipment during an armistice. Staff officers working on truce supervision wrangled fruitlessly for more than an hour, but the prisoner exchange subcommittee called it a day after only: 12 min- utes. Negotiators agreed there was no point in rehashing old argu- ments. The deadlock become so here said, they believe only action" 'tfce top level could end the stalemate. U.N. negotiators declined to speculate' on how the-' deadlock might be broken. Some sources said the situation presumably is being' studied carefully in Wash- ington, and possibly in Moscow and Peiping. Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, chief U.N. negotiator, was in Tokyo Wednesday, apparently for confer- ences with Gen. Matthew B., Ridg- Needed to Meet Russian Threat Warns Talk of Withdrawing To Western Hemisphere Dangerous By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Truman: asked a critical Congress today to vote every penny of his new global foreign aid program to meet a Soviet threat against the "survival of civilization." Tonight the President, fully aware of mounting congressional irt over foreign aid spending, will go on every ma jor radio and television network at (Winpna time) to carry his plea to the people. Talk of withdrawing to the Western Hemisphere "has monentarj the President said, "because it would seem to relieve us. of the contributions we are now making to collective defense." he said the adoption of such a policy would be a "mandate for national suicide." The-President said the money ha is asking for wouM be spent to send arms to America's allies In Europe, to build up Allied nations in the Middle and Far East, to help European countries manufac- ture their own arms, and to raise the living standards of Red-threat- ened nations in Africa and Asia. 7400 Werds Not a single dollar should be cut out' of the proposed program, the President asserted, lest this nation be guilty of a "false economy" of "too little and too late." In a special message, Mr. Truman anticipated the at- tacks of critics and economy ad- On KWNO Tonight President Truman's address will be' broadcast locally to- night at p.m. over KWNO AM and FM. way. There was no hint that a shift in the Allied position was in, the offing. CoL Don O. Darrow told news- men the Communist demand far inspection of secret equipment might be "just another needling But he added: "If tfiey could get Russian teams down to look at our equipment, that would be highly desirable from their point of view." The Allied proposal provides that neutral teams should .make inspections to "properly insure" that neither side is introducing new equipment during a truce. However, the proposal specifies that the teams would not .be al- lowed to check "secret designs or The Socialist amendment was re- jected 219-341, with the Bevan group abstaining. As Attlee and his followers abstained, the Bev- anites voted against the govern- ment motion, which carried 313-55. Like Ntville The Conservative Daily Mail lik- ened it to "the night in 1940 when Neville Chamberlain was forced out of the leadership of the Con- servative party and the Premier- ship because of the large absten- tions of his normal supporters." The pro-Labor Daily Herald ex- pressed its alarm at the party sit- uation in an unusual front page editorial. "We most tea Bevan and his supporters they have set out on a course which wfll harm the coun- try and imperil the future of the Labor the paper sa__ "They how are deliberately bent on challenging the democratic de- cisions of the Parliamentary La- bor party and advertising their an- tagonism to its elected leader, Att- lee." In the debate preceding the vote, Churchill admitted the defense- program, which the Labor gov- ernment originated a year ago, was running a year behind sched- ule. He blamed this in part oc a lag in American aid, but said be pinned his hopes for peace in the meanwhile on a 'Rapidly growing" U. S. stockpile of atom bftnbs. Seeks Re-election OAKLAND. CaEL Wil- liam F. Knowland (R-Calif) an- nounced his candidacy for re- election yesterday., i raiders killed 40 Communists and wounded 30 in four firefights west of the Mundung Valley in Eastern Korea. U. N.- artillery and infantrymen pinched off a Chinese Communist attack near the old Iron Triangle on the central front Thursday of any combat aircraft, armored vehicles, weapons or There has been no hint of compromise on the biggest stumbling Red insistence (1) Russia be a neutral supervisor and (2) they be allowed to repair North Korean airfields during a truce. West Germany Would Work for U.S. of Europe BONN, Germany Chancel- lor Konrad Adenauer says West Germany will join with any nation that takes the initiative in drafting a constitution for a United States of Europe. "4.-. "A united Europe would be nec- essary even if there were no Sov- iet Adenauer said In a radio niterfiew, sin- gle European country can have necessary living standard just from her own strength." Allied Guns Break Off Red Assault SEOUL, Korea, artil- lery and infantrymen this morning pinched off a Chinese Communist assault near the old iron triangle on Korea's Central Front About 160 Reds opened fire on an advanced U. N. position near the Kumhwa-Kumsong Road about midnight The Reds were hurled back after a one hour and 15 minute fight The Reds are showing increased interest in the road to Knmsong, battered former Communist supply hub. Allied pilots.found good weather over Northwestern Korea Thursday, morning, and went out in force bombing Red railroads and high- dumps and troop Finf Lt. Ferris O. Fcrtvm of North LMe Bock, Ark., fighter pitot with, the 136th Fighter Bomber wing, is happy he's able tat look over the damage totaaned by his F-Sl Thunder jet while lie was flying his 100th mission over Korea recently. A Communist WJli-airerafi btasi tore a fbor-foot section oat cf the wing's frail- ing edge. Fortune win be rotated home. (AJP. Wirephoto to The ways, supply positions. Wednesday night fighter-bombers reported two locomotives, 30 box cars and 47 bucks destroyed. B-29 Superfbrts hit the Communist front lines and the Hamhung rail yards. Marine fighters from the U. S. Carrier Bairoko attacked Red trains, supply centers and troop positions on Korea's west coast Wednesday. In Washington Wednesday the Defense Department reported 306 more American casualties in Korea since last week. The total for the war is The new figures include 87 dead, 233 wounded and six missing in action. Minneapolis Man Killed in Car Crash GENEVA, Neb. Minneapo- lis man was killed and his wife injured seriously when their car collided beadoa with a semitrail- er truck loaded with explosives near here yesterday. Deputy Sheriff Marvin Assem identified the victim as Frank Ja- cobson, 50, owner of the Jacobson Machine works in Minneapolis. Jaeobson's wife, Si, was describ- ed as in serious condition at the Geneva General hospital. The truck tractor was partly wrecked but there was little damage to the trailer aad there was BO exptonoa. The truck driver was not injured. Deputy Sheriff Assem said the Jacoasoof wen returning to Ufa- neapotis after a vacation in New Mexico, He said their car hit as icy spot oo U. S. Highway ffl five miles north of here, skidded and crashed into the truck. Vocates. He built his argument for carrying on the mutual security program around four basic rea- sons, which he.set forth in these words: "First, the plain fact is that we Cannot1 achieve lasting security for ourselves except in association with other nations. 'Second, the funds provided by the United States under the mutual security-program, are essential to the success ot the common efforts we are making with other free na- for peace. Third, the funds Aus invested by the United States will yield far larger returns, in terms of our own security, than if the same amount were used for our-own defense es- tablishment.' Tough Fight Seen "Fourth, the cost of the mutual security program, together with the much larger costs of our mil- itary services and other defense well within our eco- nomic capacity." Despite Mr.- Truman's appeal, administration officials expected a tough, prolonged fight, over the amount, especially over that part which would be spent to aid the economies of allied nations in con- trast to the billions which would be spent to furnish them guns, tanks and planes.: _ In his message the President re- peatedly emphasized an Americsi- role of leadership of the "free world." He declared, "We must show the world that we can meet any crisis, and that temporary frustration will not drive us ti panicky aggression or to ignominy ous'retreat" Even before the message ed the Capitol powerful opposition was building up among the law, makers. The congressional leaders who must quarterback the program predicted it wilV be whittled down. The President said that for the fiscal year beginning July 1 the total security programs he is spon- soring total about M billion doll lars. He said the burden of this cost and what it means in cufc backs of civilian production "are clearly within our economic ca- pacity." The sum covers ations proposed for U. S. armed forces as well as help to foreign countries. If there is any question about the size of the mutual se- curity program, he said, "it is not whether it is too large, but wheth- er it is too small" He called it aa amount "which will bring returns (in security) no other policy-could., hope to so economically.% "I would not counsel the Kress to spend one dollar than is necessary to support policy of Mr. Trumaa said. "Bat-there is no economy .more" false than that which is up in the tragic phrase, 'too; little and too late.' Such a policy; risks' the loss of our investment as our Abjective. t "It would foolish and danger-' oos to withhold a dollar now aiv the risk of expending, not justJ many times as many dollars, human lives as wen, a few year44 later." The President rejected what he" described as two if a war launched by the democracies to crush Russia and the "policy ot retreat" to the Western "The poHey of premeditated aad he said, "it CM I eaJPffs." II, CetaMt!   

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