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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Light Snow Tonight, Cloudy Sunday VOLUME 52, NO. 18 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 8, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES Di ie as ane Hits WISS Four members of a family of ten were hos- pitalized after this auto plowed through their six- room house near Marinette, Wis. The auto, driven by Alvin Godin, 24, of Menominee, Mich., went completely through the bedroom, injuring Louis Prederickson, 56, and three sons. His wife and five other children, sleeping in other rooms, were unhurt Two of the injuries were critical. (AP Wirephoto) 23 Seized in Raid Of Narcotics Ring TODAY Kefauver Will Be Trounced By STEWART ALSOP the absolutely unbelievable-energy which1 is the hallmark of the American politician, Sen. Estes Kefauver is striding .through the snow-piled main streets of innum- erable New Hampshire small towns; earnestly addressing sparse audiences in innumerable over- heated halls; and otherwise con- scientiously performing all the rit- ual functions of a candidate .for the American Presidency. Yet the whole performance empty -gesture. is an oddly For Kefauver himself no longer really expects any substantial po- litical: reward, here in New Hampshire, for the immense en- ergy: he is-expending. And on the national scene, if Kefauver really believes that he has a chance to be his party's presidential choice, he is almost alone in this belief. Yet the case of Estes Kefauver, an able, honorable, but too ambi- tious man, is worth considering all the same. For it tells a good deal about the way American politics, and especially Democratic party politics, work. Regulars Irked What has beea happening to Ke- fauver here in New Hampshire is a forewarning of what is virtually certain to happen to the Kefauver candidacy nationally. When Kefau- ver announced that he would en- ter a slate of delegates in the New Hampshire primary, he in effect slapped the New Hampshire regu- lar Democratic organization right in the face. For if Kefauver had had his way, this would have meant that the regular organiza- tion delegate slate, headed by ag- gressive, fast-talking Nation- al Committeeman Emmert Kellcy, would not even have been able to go to the Chicago convention. Thus the Democratic regulars were threatened with public hu- miliation and disgrace. In order to avoid this, President Truman was persuaded by former Navy Secre- tary John Sullivan, as a Kelley emissary, to retract his famous "eyewash" statement and enter, the New Hampshire primary. Before be consented to do so, Tru- man was promised that he would win hands down, and that Kefau- ver would be taught a lesson. May Win Delegate While Kefauver talks simply, sincerely, and it must be added, rather dully, 5n the oven-like town halls, his lesson is being prepared Sot him. He is given an outside chance of capturing just one dele- only a very outside chance. Kelley predicts a Truman landslide in the preferential pri- mary, with Truman getting 7S per cent Of the vote. This is certainly exaggerated, but Kefauver himself -would undoubtedly be astonished if be won the preferential vote, and well satisfied if he polled 40 per cent or so. Thus Kefauver, by all the signs, will be taught his lesson. This may seem strange, for if the public opinion polls mean anything, they jueanvthat Truman's hold even on his own, party "has never been weaker. :The polls do mean some- thing But .they do not mean that Column Z) ALSOPS Multi-Million Dollar Conspiracy Web Charged SAN FHANCISCO Police worked swiftly today to round up 23 men and women named in an indictment that U.S. Narcotics Commissioner Harry J. Anslinger confidently predicted will "crack the heart" of the illegal heroin trade. Narcotics agents'said the indict- ments-struck at a multi-million .dollar "conspiracy. web from'coast to It was returned by a federal grand jury yesterday afternoon and arrests began from San Fran- cisco to New York. Nine of those indicted had been arrested by early today. Six of' the 23 were already in jail on previous convictions or awaiting sentencing. Include Wsxey Gordon These- included Waxey Gordon, one-time Mr. Big of New York's prohibition days, now serving 25 years to life in Sing Sing Prison for narcotics law violation. Ernest Gentry, Narcotics Bureau chief for the seven western statft, said Gordon (born Irving Wexler) bossed the ring. Gentry said the ring distributed heroin in nine states, but the in- dictment covered only four distri- buting points: Portland, Ore.; Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and the San Francisco Bay area. He said the other states were New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Mis- souri and Minnesota. The indictment grew from two years of investigation and took months to present to the federal grand jury here. The investigation was spiced with the fiction-like adventures of a narcotics agent who wormed into ring as a peddler and almost lost his life as he dug out infor- mation on the higher-ups. 'uesday." N.H. Reception Gives faff Hope Of Primary Win By JACK BELL CONCORD, N. H. (0-Sen. Rob- ert A. Taft of Ohio, expressing con- fidence of victory for the first time, slugged his way through the rural precincts of New Hampshire aday in a windup bid for endorse- ment of his Republican presiden- jal aspirations. He told a standing-room crowd in the Practical Arts Audi- orium last night that his reception at a dozen speeches along-the cam- raign road convinced him, "I'm go- -the next It was all :Taft in the campaign- ing and a fighting, aggressive Taft who was daring supporters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to "can a pade a spade" as the nation's first rimary campaign came to a vir- tual close. Vote Tuesday New Hampshire residents vote on presidential candidates nd delegates to the national con- entions. Beyond some television appear- nces and the presence in the state f Sen. Kefauver who s challenging President Truman or the Democratic nomination, the invasion of New Hampshire's towns was about over. The last-minute political dope beets gave Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- ower, an absent but available andidate, a slight edge over Taft n the GOP preferential populari- ty test on next Tuesdays ballot Most observers thought that Eis- enhower's "big name" list of dele- ates would win most of the state's 4 votes to the Republican presi- sntial nominating convention in bicago next July. Truman supporters said they confident they would roll up substantial margin for the Presi- ent in the popularity test and eliver all of the state's eight emocratic delegates to him. U.S. Prisoners Held in China, Adm. Libby Says Captured Communists -Tell of Taking Yanks to Manchuria By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN, Korea tf) A U. N. truce negotiator today bluntly ac- cused the Communists of secretly imprisoning captured Allied sol- diers including Red China. North Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Sang Cho called the charge a "fab- rication" and a further attempt to delay the armistice negotiations. Bear Adm. R. E.'Libby, the UN. negotiator, also Reds of "threatening" the U.N. Com- mand in a statement lambasting its treatment of war prisoners. Simultaneously, another group of Communist negotiators backed down on an attempt to write into an armistice a ban on a possible naval blockade of the China coast. Evidence Cited "We have convincing evidence that you are holding prisoners in detention camps outside of Korea without reporting them to our Libby said. "This evidence has reached us from too many sources to be ignored or lightly dismissed." The Communists always have in- sisted that all war prisoners are held in North Korea. Proof that United Nations prisoners are in Manchuria would weaken Red China's claim that it is not a bel- ligerent in Korea. Chinese troops are called volunteers. Libby said a number of captured Communist soldiers have told of escorting UJf..prisoners to camps in China. individual described prisoner-ofTvar process- ing center in Harbin (deep in Cen- tral Manchuria) to .which he had helped escort captured United Na- tions ;Eibby said. Harbin An. official U1N. spokesman said later the informant was a Chinese lieutenant who told of seeing more than U.N. cans, South Koreans and Who's for You in '52 Sen. Russell at the Harbin processing camp. Brig. Gea. William P. Nuckols, the spokesman, said the U.N. Com- mand had no way of knowing whether these prisoners were among those whose names did not appear on the official Communist prisoner roster turned' over, to the United Nations Command last December. Several times previously the U.N. has accused the Communists 'of holding Allied prisoners outside Ko- rea. This was the first time, how- ever, Libby has confronted them with details and the specified lo- cation of at least one prison camp. Gen. Lee came back with a ti- rade against what he called "in- famous instructors" from Formosa in I7.N. prison camps. Hear Red Charges He charged that the instructors are "again fomenting hunger strikes and desperate petitions" among prisoners held by the United Nations. Lee declared the Chinese Nation- alists "are tattooing our captured personnel. After the anti-Commu- nist slogan is tattooed on their bod- ies, it would be easier to intimidate them." "Let.me tell you he continued, "that if such lawless ac- tivities are not stopped immedi- ately, their development will go beyond the scope of the Korean of a. series of oocfcground articles on de- clared contenders for'nomination to the Presi- dency. Further articles will-appear when candi- dates make known their availability for nomina- tion.) Senator Richard B. Russell THE MAN Last week a voice swept across, the south- land. It was the voice of Richard B. Russell, the 55-year-old Georgia senator, who announc- ed his intention to seek the Democratic nom- ination to the Presidency. Russell became the second declared con- tender for the Democratic race, the other being "crime-busting" Sen, Estes Kefau- ver of Tennessee. President Truman has not yet said whether he will seek another term. Sen. Russell was born and educated in Winder, Ga., a small town near Atlanta. He received a-law degree from the University of Georgia and briefly had a private law practice. It wasn't long, however, before he turned his atten- tion to politics, serving 10 years in the Georgia assem- bly, part of the time as speaker of the house. At the age of 34 he was elected governor of Georgia the youngest in the state's history. Campaigning for governor on an "econo- my" plank, his first act on election was to cut his own salary. He also established a state purchasing agency, and whittled the state's unwieldy 102 departments, bureaus and agencies down to 25, saving the state millions of dollars. In 1932 he was elected to the United States Senate to fill the unexpired term of Sen. William J. Harris, who had died in office. In the Senate he supported President Roos- evelt's domestic and foreign policies except those that conflicted with special southern in- terests. An outstanding .spokesman for states' rights and'white supremacy, he is a bitter opponent of anti-Iynching and anti-poll tax leg- :letf: seiceral filibusters on the Senate floor in opposition to-such legte lationV -i'v.. Hitting back on one occasion at what he called "northern interference" with- the South, he suggested a gigantic swap of popu-. lations between the North and the South, which would have moved Negro fam- ilies to the North and a similar redistribu- of whites to the South. Russell has tangled with Truman ever since the President suggested civil rights leg- and Russell has been one of the most verbal defendants of segregation in the Senate. In the 1948 Democratic convention, Russell was put up as a stop-Truman candidate 'by the South, and he received all but 13 of the old South's votes on the first ballot. He was not willing, however, to pe the candidate of the Dixiecrats in their subse- quent convention after they pulled out of the Democratic convention. He believed the Dixie- crats to be an ineffectual splinter party and chose to be an oppositionist within the regu- lar party. THE ISSUES Russell, who is chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, is strongly in fav- or of Universal Military Training. He be- lieves it to be the only economical way of supporting the kind of a defense establish- ment needed to meet the Communist threat. He- has consistently supported administra- tion farm policies and believes in price sup- ports and subsidies. On labor matters, he is a conservative, having voted for the 'Taft-Hartley law both before and after President Truman's veto. His attitude on foreign affairs also is large- ly conservative. In 1946 he opposed a loan to Britain. Later he voted for the Marshall plan, but favored the Taft amendment to cut down the size of the appropriation. He strongly supports the NATO army, but thinks that the European nations should foot more of the bill. In 1946 Russell created a furor by suggest- ing that England, Scotland, Wales and Ire- land join the U. S. and become four new states. Sen. Russell believes that all U. S. ground forces should have been pulled out of Korea at the time the Chinese Communists entered the conflict "We should then have bombed the Chi- nese he said recently. "Now, though, it's too late. Our best hope lies in the current cease-fire talks." HIS CHANCES Few believe Sen. Russell is actually a candidate to receive the Democratic nomi- nation for himself. He could count on few delegates beyond those of the Deep South. The strategy of his campaign is to stop Truman. Sen. Russell's campaign is entirely sep- arate from the Dixie revolt of 1948. It is sup- ported by a number of extremely powerful southern politicians, many of whom did not break with the regular party in 1948. Among them are Sen. Harry F. Byrd of -Virginia, Gov. James Byrnes of South Carolina (for- merly a Secretary of State under and Sen. Walter F. George of Georgia. These men are out to "get" Truman, not .through a separate, organization, but in his own party. Tlieirobjectiye is-io see that-the Democrat- ic 4ntfmSSQ6n5d6s to a mamirho espouses economy in government ind who would drop Truman's civil rights legislation. Russell probably announced for the nomi- nation at this time partly in hopes that the threat of a hostile southern delegation.might help Truman to decide: not to run.. There is speculation that Russell has hopes that Gen. Eisenhower, -who has a con- siderable following in-the South, might be per- suaded to accept the Democratic nomination, particularly since Eisenhower hasn't been re- ceived with open arms by Republican politi- cians. Some political analysts believe that in such case, Russell would turn over his delegates to Ike. If Truman enters the race, Russell prob- ably will deliver his strength to anyone who has a chance of beating Truman out of the nomination. It is conceivable that Sen. Kef- auver could get Russell's he shows up at the convention with enough strength.. Old southerners view Kefauver as a political youngster with nothing but one in- vestigation to his credit, and they distrust his partial support of civil rights measures, but they like him better than Truman. U.S. Air Force Transport Falls into Glacier Raging Blizzard Keeps Rescue Party From Reaching Wreck BERN, Switzerland A.twitt-. engined U. S. Air Force transport plane crashed into a blizzard-hid- den glacier on the side of the fam- ed Jungfrau peak at twilight .yes- terday with eight persons reported aboard. The Swiss air office said then was little hope any occupant of the plane could "survive both the crash and.the bitter temperatures of a 60-mile-an-hour blizzard that raged about the peak. An Army officer sighted the wreckage from the Jungfrau Hotel at Wengernalp. .In the 24 hours covering the plane's crash', and its discovery, nearly two feet of snow fell on the mountain. Much of the wreckage is covered, the officer reported after scanning the scene with-binoculars. Rescuers set out at once under the 'direction of Dr. Adolf Widmer of the Swiss federal office. They expected to. make only slow pro- gress. through the mfle-a-minute blizzards across deep snow, which is subject to dangerous ava- lanches. Truman Settles Down For Res! At Florida Camp question." It was this statement Libby branded as a threat U.N. Command. There was no immedi- ate explanation of Lee's remarks. Libby did not answer Lee's blast on "instructors" from Formosa. Unofficial sources here said-there are about 100 Nationalist Chinese in U.N. prison camps. Allied offi-; cers said they believed their priri-' cipal job was to act as Chinese interpreters and translators. The Communist backdown on the scope of a Korean, trace came dur- ing the staff officers' Meeting on truce supervision. Friday the Heds asked to delete the word "Korea" from paragraphs covering the with- drawal of naval forces from Ko- rean waters. The effect would have been to ban any naval actionx by Wintry Weather In Northern U.S. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wintry weather continued over much of the northern part o the country today east of the Rockies. Some cool weather alsc hit the Far Southwest It was below zero in parts of Michigan early today, with 15 be- low at Pells ton; -n at Grand Ma rais and -10 at Cadillac, It was at Bntte, Mont. Snow 'fell over wide areas of the Midwest, with falls from Minne- sota and the eastern Dakota: southward into Iowa and eastwart 'into Wisconsin and western Illinois. The snow was mixed with freez- ing drizzle in some areas. Snow flurries also continued in the east- era Great Lakes region and the Appalachians. Scow and raizr were reported in Nevada and Southern California as temperatures dropped to Call fornia and Western Arizona. Read- ings were in the early today is Matthew B. Ridgwcy, wife of the supreme cosansander of the Far East, draws a careful bead on the target as she tries out.a .22 caEber rifle whfle on a visit to WAC headquarters in Tokyo. Witt "Mrs. Ridgway is Capt. Mary L. Sullivan, Omaha, Neb., coasraander-of the-WAG battalion. (AP Wirepheto to TBS Septiblican-Herald.) U.N. forces along the China coast during a trace. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vkiairy Cfotsdy with light snow tonight Sunday mcreasine cloodiness with mod- erate temperstore. low tonight 28, high Sunday 35. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 boors ending at 12 m, today: 33; mininsnnj, 10; noon, 29; precipitation, 2 inches snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather oa page 2. Los Angeles and Tacson, Ariz. Man Charges He's Forgotten in Jail MILWAUKEE Sanley JO- kulski, 30, who says ie was "fat' in the Mflwaakce county. jail for 47 days, foed, yesterday for the civil court suit were Sheriff Herman Depcty Sbttifi Beakx who arrested Mm. on a back aliasony charge, and Lt Frank CaHan, -who is: in charge of prisraers at Use jaiL' Mifcalsfci's attorney- laid a simi- lar suit mmk! be fited apmct the county. 1 British to Build Atomic Power Plant For Ships, Submarines LONDON supply ministry spokesman said last night Britisl scientists Have designed an atom ic power plant for ships and sub marines and will begin building i this year. The official said construction o the sea-going atomic pile is ex pected to cost about pounds An atom-powered submarine for the U. S. Navy is under construc- tion at Groton, Conn. It is scbed tiled for completion in 1954. Brannan Speaks At State Meet ST. PAUL Secretary of Ag- riculture Brannan was the '.chief speaker as some Minnesota irodszction and marketing ttdmin- straooQ cozxtinueu liscuuioss today on the state's 1S52 farm goals, Emphasis was oa more feed oil conservation efforts st day's discusnon session, which preceded: today's speaking pro- ram.. Others slated for talks included Gcisslcr, national PMA ad- ainistrator; Eampkrey (D- and Rep. Fred MantftaH Alvia V, McConaack, jurthwest director ior PMA, said the feed boost was made necessary last year's fiiin corn crop. He said the lack, of had cot estimates in Minnoota IS per eeot, againit natimsl av- of niae per cent Kansas Jolts Ike Backers BAYS, Kan. of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, striving for a solid, "favorite son" delegation from the general's own home state, got jolted at their very first hur- dle. In Kansas' first delegate elec- tion, the sixth district Republican convention at Hays yesterday nam- ed two delegates pledged to Sen. Robert A. Taft to the GOP na- tional, convention and recommend- ed another Taft man for. dele- gate at large. It wtts a sweep.- In addition, the district fath- ering 'gave the Ohio senator a ttg plug by commending his "vigor- ous, forceful, Re- publican campaign." Elected were State Sen. S.iradefc Jr., of Syhraa. Grffrf and Deinui Haney man Bentley, Gove By ERNEST B. VACCARO KEY WEST, Fla. W-Preiident Truman settled down today at Favorite camp to limber up for the 1952 political championship fight. Be intends to stump the country, virtually; state by state, in this year's election as a; candidate for re-election, or the champion of the Democratic party's national and congressional candidates. The President, who flew' here from Washington yesterday, takes to the beach this morning-for a swim in the Atlantic and a sunbatb at the enlisted .men's beach of. this naval submarine- station. 3-Wwk Stay He plans to stay here tor three weeks, unless there should be a change-for the worse in the con- dition 'of Mrs. David W. Wallace, Mrs. Truman's 89-year-old mother who is seriously ill at Blair House in Washington. Truman's close associates think be definitely will announce hii candidacy for re-election, or hie intention to give up the presidency, in an important political speech in Washington March 29, the day after hjg return to Washington. will be the plate Democratic Jefferson-Jack- son dinner in the National Guard armory.- The President came here after a full-scale meeting with his Cabinet at the White House yesterday morning. This meeting followed a nation, vide'radio'and television addrest in which le to put the pressure on Congress for enact, meat in full of program ot mflitary and economic aid to free Datfcmi working witfc thii off intema- tiooar JPrtriletrt J.' reporter wffl to dnatfc ota. Sen. Kefawtr of subject to confinnaticn-at the state convention in -April 10 when the ,22-member del- egation win be completed, Such confinnatkmi tuuauy 'arc routine. Judd Dies In Rochester BOCHESTEE, Minn. E. tarr Jadd, wife of one of the first doctors to become associated with the Mayo Omk, died late cstcrday, Dr. Jadd, a widely-knowa -Mr- eon, died in 183S, Surviving Mrs. Jodd are five adrea and four brotheix and tirteri. cratic votes. The President leaving his campaicn to supporter! entered mm in the primary without his sayinf ao. The President is "taking it easyT. down here. He brought- along loud sport shirts and trunks fe the expectation ing most of normnu in tbo wnithttw f f He has breoght along Charles fr- Murphy, Ma special .courtl and chief tpeeeh writer to work on tfco Waiting lOraic toSf to   

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