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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Generally Fair Tonighf And Sunday VOLUME 52, NO. 24 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH IS, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES Tax Scandals Termed Unbelievable SPELL IT Drive Pressed (or Big Write-in Vote for Ike ST. PAUL theorists had a new round of opinions today following yesterday's ruling by Attorney General Burnquist that write-in or sticker votes must be counted in Tuesday's Minnesota presidential primary election. Minnesotans for Eisenhower said they were pressing a drive for a big write-in vote and hope to use the vote in a bid for Eisenhower-pledged delegates at the state Re- 'Ace in GOP Deck' SEATTLE Dwight D. Eisenhower is the ace in the Republican deck, says Rep. Judd whereas other GOP presidential aspirants are "kings, queens and jacks" who would have to be "finessed" into the White House. Judd spoke at an Eisenhower rally last night before a turnout of 750. "In the trick which decides the life and death trick of our want to have and play the he said. 1C "Ike is the ace." r publican convention. Neither Eisenhower's name or any delegates pledged to him will be printed on the ballot. Three GOP delegates are to be picked at the state convention. While Eisenhower supporters were overjoyed at the opportunity to gain at least moral support for their candidate in the primary, some other political camps were not pleased with developments. Roy Dunn, Minnesota campaign manager for Sen. Taft said he was paving no attention to the write-in campaign and want- ed no part of it for Taft. Bernhard Le Vander, Minnesota Stassen leader said he attached no significance to the write-in popu- larity contest. "If the write-in cam- paign doesn't produce much in the way of votes, the Eisenhower peo- ple will be worse off than if they had refrained from forcing the is- he said. New of Confusion Claude Efnor, campaign manag- er for Edward C. Slettedahl, Stas- sen's only competition on the Re- publican primary ballot, said the attorney general's ruling "has Is General Satisfaction reflected in this wide grin by Gen. Dwight Eisenhower over his camera work during a visit to the Church of Haghia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, when he made a tour of that country and Greece. The two nations are the newest members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, of which Eisenhower is commander. Ike gained 14 New Hampshire dele- gates in the preferential primary, topping Sen. Sobert Taft and Harold Stassen. (AP Wirephoto from Life Magazine) McCormick Pledges Support If Ike Wins PARIS Ml Col. Robert R. Mc-Corraick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, said today he would support Gen. Dwight D.. Eisenhower if Eisenhower wins the Republican presidential nomination. McCormick has already come out for Sen. Robert A. Taft (R- Ohio) for the Republican nom- ination. Storm in California Six Bus loads of Marines Stranded SAN FRANCISCO unseasonable storm belted Northern California yesterday and moved on into the southern part of the state today. The state highway patrol at Los Angeles reported six bus loads of Marines stranded in five feet of snow on Highway 395 near Pickle Meadows, the Marine winter train- ing base in Northwestern Cali- fornia. Four buses were reported dug out. and the patrol said the other two would be reached soon. Los Angeles and San Diego braced for roaring gales, heavy rain and snow by putting Civil De- fense and Red Cross workers on j the alert in both cities. From two to four inches of rain and snow down to the level was i predicted. j j 45 Miles Closed A. Taft of Ohio turned back east The state Division of Highways today after finishing his western campaign swing with a blistering attack on the Truman administra- Taft Charges Truman Wanis Police State PHOENIX. Ariz. Robert last night closed 45 miles of U.S. 99 because of snow and ice in the Tehachapi Mountains north of Los I tion. the the wants a pouce 1S secktag thc Castaic. about 45 miles north of GOP presidential nomination, told Los Angeles, on the south, an audience of some 1.500 here Department officials here said last night. "He wants to tell every j the highway, known as the Ridge businessman and farmer what to Route got four inches of snow and do." was impassable without chains. Taft was due to fly to Chicago The late winter storm, moving today- j into California from Oregon, closed major highways and raised thrown a new note of confusion into this already confused primary election. I advise and urge those who want to vote against the Stas- sen machine and especially those who want to favor the candidacy of Sen. Taft and Gen. MacArthur to go to the polls and vote for Efnor said. Karl Rolvaag, Democratic-Farm- er Labor party chairman, said the write-in campaign has resulted in confusion. "We Democrats have a moral obligation to vote for Sen. he said. Humphrey, a favorite son candidate, is the only one on the Democratic ballot. A different view was expressed by P. Kenneth Peterson, state GOP chairman. He said "I like it. Now we'll have a primary based on the will of the people. How Democrats Feel "I'm sure a lot of Democrats want to vote for someone other than Humphrey." Don Peterson of Truman, chair- man of the Martin County Repub- lican Club, said a meeting of the club's executive committee would be held this afternoon in Fairmont to decide what new position, if any, will be taken on the write-in de- velopment. Thursday night, Peter- son said, the club voted to discour- age write-ins because it was felt write-in voting would void ballots. Melvin Cooper. St. Louis Park, who calls himself Minnesota lead- er for Sen. Kefauver said the senator does not wish to be entered in the Minnesota pri- mary in any way. 'MacArthur' Asks Autograph BARABOO, Wis. 10- year-old boy stepped up to Gov. Warren of California last night to ask for his autograph. "What's said Warren, pointing to a Stassen button the boy was wearing. "Tve got another the boy said, pointing to a Taft button on the other lapel. The lad said he had found the but- tons but had not been able to find one of Warren's. "I'll send you one." Warren said. "What's your "Tom eaid the boy. County Auditors Get O.K. to Count Write-in Ballots ST. PAUL is for county auditors and election judges who may be confused by the "write-in" vote situation in Tuesday's presi- dential primary. Attorney General Burnquist has ruled that such votes must be counted and recorded. Ballots, tally sheets and returns supplied to county auditors before the ruling all had space for "write- in" candidates. The secretary of state's office said today that it had been assum- ed from all this that the situation was clear. Time has not permitted sending a copy of the attorney general's 'write-in" yester- all county auditors, 15 MIGs Shot Down With Loss Of 1 Sabre Jet SEOLvL, Korea W) American Sabre jets destroyed at least 15 Russian-built MIG-15 jets this week with the loss of only one swept- wing fighter in air combat, the Fifth Air Force announced today. Seven United Nations planes were lost during the week to ground fire and other causes. In its regular weekly summary the Fifth Air Force said 15 MIGs were destroyed, one probably de- stroyed, and 10 damaged. It said one American Sabre jet was lost, in air combat, four Allied planes lost to Red ground fire, and three lost from unknown causes, possibly mechanical failure. Some of the TJ.N. pilots were picked up and returned to Allied lines. Overcast and scattered clouds blanketed most of North. Korea Saturday. United Nations planes UAW Moves to Oust Officers Of Ford Local Board Directed To Fire Any Found To Be Communists DETROIT The international executive board of the CIO United Auto Workers today set up a board of administration for its giant Ford local 600 and directed it to fire any officers found to be "members of, or subservient to" the Communist Party. The unprecedented action follow- ed an all-day session, which broke up shortly after midnight, at which Carl Stellate, president of the lo- cal, and his staff had been ordered to show cause why they should not be ousted. UAW President Walter P. Reuth- er, chairman of the new six-man board of administration, had charged Stellato, Vice President Patrick F. Rice, Recording Secre- tary William R. Hood and Treas- urer W. G. Grant of local 600 of failing to abide by the UAW con- stitution, which prohibits Commu- nists from holding office within the union. Red Ceil Cited In its statement, which took sev- Gen. George C. Marshall former Army chief of staff; secretary of state and secretary of defense, is presented with Four Freedoms Award of the Four Freedoms Foundation, Inc., at a din- ner in Marshall's honor here last night. Presentation is made by Secretary of Army Frank Pace Jr. The award was for Mar- shall's work as "chief architect of the Marshall Plan." (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) concentrated lines. on the Red front Four ground-hugging F-SO Shoot- ing Stars roared out of the mist in a deadly surprise attack on a Communist mortar platoon on the Eastern Front. Pilots said they killed 40 soldiers and knocked out 12 gun positions. The attack was north of the Punchbowl, where the Reds have heavy concentrations of mortar and artillery batteries. Friday the Communists hurled almost 500 rounds of high explo- sives into United Nations positions in the east. Red infantry probed Allied lines on both sides of the Korean Penin- sula. -TJ.N. troops hurled them back after short, bitter fights. The Fifth Air Force summary said Allied plane losses included three F-84 Thunderjets and one Australian Meteor jet lost to Red ground fire, and one F-51 Mustang, one Thunderjet and one T-6 Mos- quito plane lost to unknown causes. eral hours to draft following end of the show-cause hearing, the UAW executive board declared that, in its opinion: "The difficulties in local 600 arise from the manipulations of a small but well disciplined Com- munist group which exerts influ- ence far beyond its actual mem- bers." The statement added: "The evidence presented to the international executive board proves beyond any doubt that this disciplined Communist minority was able to subvert the policies, Programs and publications of local 600 to their own ends and against the best interests of the union membership." The executive board action came after witnesses at recent hearings of the House un-American Activ- ities Committee here named sev- eral local 600 officials as Com- munists. To Fight Ouster Prior to yesterday's hearing Stel- lato had announced, "We will fight any attempt by Reuther to take over the and accused the UAW president of trying to purge his political opposition. Stellato formerly was a close po- itical ally of Reuther, who had supported him for the local 600 presidency. But the two broke more than a year ago over policy differences and have feuded sharp- ly since then. Finnegan Convicted Of Misconduct As Revenue Collector Maximum Penalty 4 Years in Prison And Fine ST. LOUIS Federal Court jury convicted former internal rev- enue collector James P. Finnegan, on two misconduct in office charges early today. The 11 men and one woman freed him of three other including two of bribery. Finnegan, 51, personal friend of President Truman, took the deci- sion quietly, but members of his [amily in the courtroom appeared stunned. The verdict came at a. m. (EST) after nine hours of delibera- tion. 12 Prisoners Dead In U. N. Camp Riot TOKYO second bloody riot in less than a month at the U N command's crowded Koje Island prison camp brought death to 12 North Korean war prisoners and left 26 other prisoners wounded Thursday, the Army announced today. One American officer and a South Korean civilian were injured. The Army did not say whether the wounded prisoners were North Koreans or Chinese. The riot broke out when diehard Communist prisoners in a separ- ate compound began stoning a work party of co-operative, prison- ers and a detachment of South Ko- rean troops, the general headquar- ters .announcement said. The South Korean guards open- ed fire. Riot Broken Up The Army said the riot was broken up and "all prisoners are complying fully with the orders of the authorities." The International Red Cross has levels to new highs. 'Tax He spoke at a SlO-a-plate GOP j fund-raising dinner last night He j hammered away at thc adminis-j U.S. Highways 40 and 50 across; tration foreign policy and corrup-1 the Sierra to Nevada were closed j WASHINGTON' tion m government. iast night by winds up to 50 miles j WASHESGTON Grab The senator, hoarse and ap- i an hour. been asked to investigate the inci- dent and the U. N. command is making its own inquiry. Seventy-five Korean, civilian in- ternees and a soldier of the U. S. 27th infantry regiment died in a Communist-led riot at Koje Feb. 18. Twenty-two American soldiers and 123 internees were wounded. Redtjtruce negotiators at Pan- raunjoQE have made propaganda capital of the first Koje riot and Allied spokesmen predict bitter at- tacks from the Communists as the result of Thursday's outbreak. ij i Observers said the Reds can be marcn I j expected to use the riots as a lev- er in an attempt to force the U.N. U. S. District Judge Rubey M. Hules will pronounce sentence March 24. Maximum penalty under the conviction is four years in pris- on and in fines. Accepted The counts under which Finne- gan was found guilty involved ac- ceptance of S5.000 from the War- jwick Hotel Corp. for helping the firm in a claim against the Coast Guard for damage during World War II occupancy, and for taking S3.000 from the American Lithofold Corp. to represent the St Louis printing firm in connection with a Reconstruction Finance Corpora- tion loan. The jurors found that Finnegan, by accepting these sums, violated a federal law prohibiting officers end employes from taking compen- sation from outside parties to rep- resent them before government agencies. In his defense testimony Finne- gan denied he had represented ei- ther firm in connection with gov- ernmenf matters, adding he re- ceived the money for outside work which he did for the companies. The bribery counts from which he was freed involved the now de- funct Karol Kell Garment Com- pany. Influenced Ruling The government charged he took two checks from the firm to influence his decision in the com- pany's tax troubles. The govern- 25 miles long and 15 miles wide. I ment also contended that Finnegan On the island the Allies have con- received worth of furniture wire flails, rocks and knives. Army officials said the soldiers opened fire after they were unable to con- trol the mob with concussion gren- ades and bayonets. Koje island lies about 27 miles off Korea's southeast coast. It is Mystery Man Feared Landed From Russ Sub PANAMA, Panama sources said today U.S. intelligence agents are quizzing a man who turned up mysteriously on a Carib- bean island about the time Domi- nican officials said Russian sub- marines were spotted in the Caribbean. The man was reported being held in secret police headquarters, un- der questioning by both Panaman- ian police and U.S. military in- telligence officials in the canal zone. His name was not disclosed. He has described himself both as a Finn and a Lithuanian, and was said to be about 23 years old. He was brought to Panama after being found early this, month on Aligandi Island, one of the San Bias Islands on the Atlantic coast of Panama. No details of his story were of- ficially disclosed, but authoritative sources said he claimed to have been a crewman on a ship- which he said was running arms between Miami, Fla., and Dakar, French West Africa, and to have reached the island after the ship sank. No sinking in the area of the islands has been reported in recent weeks. The man was said to claim he could speak Finnish, English, Spanish, Arabian, French and German. Revenue Worker Earning Spends Another Tells of Winning in Gambling Ventures WASHINGTON Internal Rev- enue workers' explanations of five- figure spending on four-figure salaries were assessed today as "unbelievable" by House investi- gators of tax scandals. The Ways and Means subcom- mittee headed by Rep. King CD- Calif) centered its latest inquiry on personal finances three em- ployes of the New York city tax office. One appeared before the subcom- mittee yesterday but refused to answer all questions. Another told in a Brooklyn accent how he won enough at gambling to cover 350 he spent in a year. His govern- ment salary was The third. agents reported, put into the stock market between 1944 and 1946 when his annual paycheck was Chairman King summed up ths subcommittee's reaction to the hec- tic day: Lucky Gimbltrs "A pattern has emerged of high- ly unusual sources of funds. Large horse race winnings, bridge sys- tems, caches of currency and loans and gifts from relatives have been used to explain expenditures far beyond salaries. "Reasonable people are forced to conclude that in the aggregate at least these explanations are un- believable." King called off this phase of the subcommittee's delving until next Wednesday. Striking out for higher ground, the group has called form- er top officials ot the Internal Rev- enue Bureau for closed-door turning starting Among these are former Internal Revenue Commissioner Joseph D. Nunan Jr., and Former Assistant Commissioner Daniel Eolich. Paul Hofrichter, clerk in tht Brooklyn tai office, was yester- day's most spectacular witness. Luck at gambling, he testified in his Brooklyn accent, was the rea- son he could spend a year on a salary. "All my friends are said Hofrichter, a mild-mannered nan who has worked 23 yean for the Revenue Bureau. The best friend of all, he added, was a bookie named "Packy." He explained that he1 and Packy had an arrangement: Packy tipped him on "hot horses" worth at least winnings in 1951. In return he doped the prize fights for Packy. AUntil Collipu Committee investigators said Hofrichter lived about high- er than his income and net worth. Hofrichter said he was astonished it was that much, but he explained: "Gambling." In 1951, he said, he took his sal- ary and savings and splurged on a automobile, in custom-made furniture and thou- sands more in household items. _ Hofrichter denied emphatically that in his job, assigning tax re- turns for examinations, he knew anything about the identity of the taxpayers involved. Robert W. Selden was identified as a agent who structed 29' wire-enclosed com- pounds in which approximately military prisoners and 000 civilian internees are impris- oned. to help Karol Kell with an RFC loan application. The nattily-attired Finnegan was seated at the counsel table as the verdict was read. M tfgeUL WUU Veli" Newspaper speculation immedi- tured in the stock market between and 1946 and who ately. linked the mysterious stran- ger with the Dominican report of Russian submarines. Blaze In Montana Mine fresh southwestern tour, cussiag corruption: "The President is not prepared to institute any cleanup cam- paign." He "is trying to obscure the situation in hopes the people will forget" r his active The Feather River Canyon route said in djs- over the mountains, California Highway 24, remained open though chains were needed. On U.S. 40 at Soda Springs, Calif., 24? inches of snow were measured on the ground yesterday i at Echo Summit. another row of figures, you've got till midnight Monday to file that return. March 15 is the deadline, of course. That's today. But since it's a Saturday, tie law says the dead- line automatically moves back to midnight Monday. March 17. command to give up demands that no prisoners be repatriated against their wilL The Communists insist on forced repatriation. The Feb. 18 riot broke out as American troops moved in to screen anti-Communists from the big compound for troublesome civ- ilian internees. The prisoners opened op with homemade weap- ons including pickets, btrbed Prttidant has a smQe and a wave of the bat for news- men at National airport in Washington, D. C., today as he stands beside his personal place, The Independence, just before flying to New York for an informal speech to saident editors. (AP Wirc- piioto to Tba Eepablican-HeraM) ANACONDA, Mont. boosted by exploding gasoline tanks did an estimated damage in a downtown business block Friday. Flames gutted the headquarters of the Intel-mountain Bus Com- pany and threatened to spread to adjoining business houses. Intel-mountain's traffic manager. Floyd Capps, put the price tag on the fire before it was an hour old. He said the company had eight buses in the garage, part of the headquarters building which also included the 'depot. The firm also lost all its records. All shifts of the local fire de- partment were called out. The Ana- conda Copper Mining Co., sent its reduction works fire crew to the) scene, and volunteers pitched in. Woman, 100, Dies ALLENTON, Wis. Mrs. Mary Saver, who would have been 101 Tuesday, died yesterday. But she had celebrated her birthday wffli friends and relatives Feb. 3 in conjunction with the golden wedding anniversary of her SOB, Anton, tz. Mrs. Saner, who bad lived is this farm area an of her life, was Washington County's oldest resi- dent insured for such things as furs, jewelry and Chinese art. Charles Vesce, 41, also'an agent, took the stand but kept silent on grounds that he might incriminate himself if he answered questions. He declined to say if he ever ac- cepted a bribe, or to detail his net financial worth. Wisconsin County Hikes Fox Bounty GREEN BAY Brown County has boosted the bounty on by matching the state's S2.50 for adults and for kits, with a re- sulting boom in local fox bunting. A high fox population and presence of some good whose support is main excuse for the contributed bags running as high as a dozen animals for a weekend's sport fol- lowing flic dogs. WEATHER FED1RAL FORECAST Winona and to.'" Sunday, tittle in temperature. Low toniibt UL high Sunday 38. LOCAL WIATHfR .Official' for the 24 boors ending xt 12 m. today; Maximum, 43; minimum, 17; noon, 34; precipitation, none; sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow Additional WMttar on paft 3,