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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Rain or Snow Tonight; Clearing, Colder Tuesday Hear Election Returns Over KWNO Tuesday Night VOLUME 52, NO. 25 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 17, 1952 A Rushford .Area Girl received fatal injuries when this car rammed the side of a Milwaukee road train at Hokah early today. This picture was taken at Rushford, where the wreck was taken after the mishap. Republican-Herald photo At Hokah Crossing SIXTEEN PAGES Write-in Drive Lift Interest in Primary s Wearing 0' Green It's THE Big Day For World's Irish DUBLIN, Ireland over Ireland the celebrations honoring St. Patrick started early today. Thousands of shamrock wearers came into the capital here from nearby villages and farms, seeking the best places to watch the two-mile parade down famed O'Connell St. The parade here was the island's longest, were half a dozen greenest. On a smaller scale, there were elebrations in every other Rushford Girl, 18, Dies Of Rail Crash Injuries HOKAH, Minn. 18-year-old Rushford area girl died of injuries'and two other young Rushford people are in a Rochester hospital with critical injuries re- ceived m a car-train crash here early this morning. Miss Mavis Olson, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Olson, Choice, about 10 miles south of Rushford, died of injuries while being taken from Caledonia to Rochester Senators Divided On Recalling Ike 3.' WASHINGTON WP-The Senate foreign relations committee -today put off a decision on whether to ask Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to fly home and testify on the foreign aid bill. After an hour's committee discussion behind closed doors, Chair- man Connally (D-Tex) announced it had been decided to delay action on a motion by Sen. McMahon (D-Conn) to request testimony from Eisenhower. Connally said tins was done because "several" committee mem- bers were absent. As far as reporters could see, only Senators Lodge (R-Mass) and Brewster (R-Me) were not present. Lodge heads the Eisenhower- for-President committee. Brews- ter is a supporter of Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio for the Republican presidential nomination. Sen. McMahon usually an administration supporter, moved to ask Eisenhower to tes- tify and said he expected to get committee approval. Two other Democratic senators, Holland of Florida and Sparkman of Alabama, said they thought it would be a mistake to ask Eisen- hower, a leading entry for the Re- publican presidential nomination, to return if he doesn't want to. Keep Politics Out "I think the entire' foreign aid program will be injured if politics is Holland told this re- porter. "No matter how brief the visit of the general right now, or how careful he was in his testi- mony, there would be political angles." Expressing similar views, Spark- man said in a separate interview: "I'm not in favor of playing politics on foreign aid." McMahon has insisted that is not his motive. He said testimony by Eisenhower last year for the uni- fied Western anti-Communist for- ces convinced both Congress and the public of need for the big for- eign military aid funds that were voted. All administration spokesmen, in- cluding McMahon, concede they fsce an even stiffer fight in Con- gress this time for the new pro- gram. .Republicans backing Eisenhower for President also appeared di- vided. Ledge Opposes Move Sen. Lodge manager of Eisenhower's national cam- paign, will oppose the McMahon motion. Lodge is a member of the committee. He said Eisenhower's chief dep- uty, Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, can provide all the answers on mil- itary aid needed by Congress. Lodge's colleague. Sen. Salion- stall (R-Mass) offered a different view to reporters at Providence, R. I., where he spoke at an Eisen- hower-for-PresJdent rally. Saltonstall said he believed the general would come back.to push the foreign aid program if critics continued to "lash out at Paul G. Hoffman, former Eco- nomic Co-operation Administrator, and Gen. Lucius D. Clay, former chief of U. S. forces in Europe, talked with Eisenhower in Paris Saturday. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and warmer tonight with occasional rain or snow. Tuesday showers, ending in forenoon, turning colder in late afternoon and evening. Low'tonight 32, high Tuesday 45. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 37; minimum, 18; noon, 37; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 39; minimum 18; noon, 36; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 13. about 6 a. m. today. The three had been hospitalized for about four hours at the Caledonia Community Hospital after their car ran into the side of a Milwaukee Road train at a. m. today. In critical condition is Robert Steinbauer, 24, Rushford area far- mer. He received a broken arm, multiple fractures of the skull, which may include a jaw fracture, and face lacerations. Steinbauer was driving the car. In Fair Condition Miss Delone Feine, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Feine, Rush- ford rural residents, is in fair condition. She has a fractured jaw and cuts and bruises. The Rushford car was traveling on Highway 16. The train, recently added to the Milwaukee Road line, was a local, composed of a sleeper, coaches and freight cars. Deputy Sheriff Robert Ware- house, Caledonia, who investigated the crash with Sheriff Beryl Kerri- gan of Houston County said this morning, "How the accident hap- pened is a question. The two survivors are badly injured and cannot be interviewed. There was one witness to the accident, but we have not been able to reach the person. "Apparently the car struck the rain midway back on the engine. The car was not dragged at all It was sitting in the middle of High- way 16 when we arrived at the town nd village. The march will end at the city's cathedral, where there will be a mass honoring the saint who brought Christianity to Ireland al- most years ago. Fly St. Pat's Flag St. Patrick's red diagonal cross on a white over the Manskon House, official residence of Lord Mayor Andrew Clarkin. In a message to the Irish of the United States, Clarkin said: "I know the feast of St. Patrick, is celebrated wherever there are Irish people. Nowhere else out- side Ireland is the day honored more than by the Irish people in the United States. "With all my heart I wish you in America every blessing and grace and prosperity on this feast day of our glorious apostle." Parade Morris Booked For New Quiz Before Senate WASHINGTON Wl Government cleanup man Newbold Morris, fresh from one investigation in which he verbally slugged it out with senators, was booked today Reds Accuse U.S. of Air RaidonPOW's Communists Assail Riots .at Allied Stockades on Koje cene.' Warehouse said the train was ust pulling into the station, and Continued on Page 3, Column 7) RUSHFORD !n New York NEW YORK (m An estimated persons of all ages marched up Fifth Avenue today in the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. The weather was mostly fair and windy witfi-the highest tempera- ture in'the tipper 30's. Parade Chairman John J. Shee- han, with the same confidence he expressed every year, said today's parade was "the biggest and best" of the 18 he has supervised. The traffic stripe dividing Fifth Avenue has been painted green along the route for the occasion. Starting at 44th Street, the pro- cession stretched two miles to 96th Street Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Mayor Vincent R. Impellitteri and other officials were in the main review- ing stand between 64th and 65th Streets. Russian Roulette Kills Truax Private MADISON city and state police were investigating to- day to learn whether a Truax Field soldier had killed himself while playing Russian roulette. Pvt. Ulysses Choice, 21, Newark, N. J., died yesterday of self-in- flicted bullet wounds. According to for another within a month. Sen. McCarran (D-Nev) an- associated activities. npunced he will call Morris before his Senate Judiciary Committee "before the Easter recess" to tell under oath whether he ever was with Communist front Rep. Potter (R-Mich) has told the House in a speech that Morris came to the government cleanup job with "a sordid background" of association with Communist front groups. Potter said this is recorded in the files of the House Activities Commit- Truax officials, he placed one bul- let in his .32 caliber revolver and declared he was going to shoot himself. Un-American tee. Denies Red Link Morris has vigorously denied he ever consciously had anything to do with Communist front groups. In a recent letter to Sen. Mundt who questioned him about it, Morris said he is "not a sub- versive individual." In other developments: 1. Morris said in an address be- fore a New York Episcopal group yesterday that he will send out questionnaires to top federal of- ficials Tuesday. He did not explain what the questionnaires were about, but earlier he had said his first cleanup step would be to look into all outside income received by high federal officials in the ex- ecutive branch. He said the first questionnaire on this subject would go to Atty. Gen. McGrath. 2. Morris announced in Washing- ton that he has appointed Samuel Becker, a New York attorney, as his chief counsel. Becker has served as special counsel to the Federal Communications Commis- sion. Morris also announced plans for a staff of about 20 lawyers, presumably to check the-question naires. nd of Wild Weather inCalifomia Business Is at Standstill at this particular winter tourist lodge sear Soda Springs, Calif., a result of the heaviest snow fall since the govern- ment has been keeping records, photo to The Bepublican-HeraM.) (A.P. Wire- BlSHOP, Calif. weekend of wild weather in California had a fortunate ending last night in the rescue of 33 persons whose mining camp high in the Sierra Nevada was crushed under giant snow slides. Southern California is cleaning up after a storm that dumped as much as 4.50 inches of rain. North- ern California had a breather, but is braced today for "a pretty good- sized" new storm. It is expect- ed to bit tomorrow, with more snow and rain. The 33 rescued were workers and their families at the U. S. Vanadium Corporation's tungsten world's eet high in Pine Creek canyon, 20 miles northwest of here. Saturday a huge slide poured down from crags above. One end of the mill was caved in. Four homes were partially destroyed. The home of Mill Superintendent 'om Holmes was crushed and juried. Mrs. Holmes was knock- ed out of the house, over.an auto, nder a fence and against a tree 50 feet away. Her 15-month-old son was buried inder 18 feet of snow and debris. Porkers dag for two hours They inally found him nestled between wo pet dachshunds unharmed. Besides the dogs, he was protect- ed by his play pen and a heavy By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MUNSAN, Korea :ruce negotiators today accused the U.N. Command of carrying out another "criminal" aerial attack on a prisoner of war camp in North Korea. The Reds said a British soldier was wounded when an Allied plane strafed a camp near Changsong before dawn Sunday. A second group of negotiators working on truce supervision be- gan the thorny job of picking five ports of entry for troops and ma- teriel on each side of the battle line following Communist accept- ance of a U.N. "package deal" Sunday. Chinese Col. Tsai Cheng-wen said the Allied plane opened fire on the Changsong prison camp de- spite "conspicuous markings" on the tents. He admitted under questioning, however, that the camp was not lighted. Reds Bitter "It must be fiercely pointed Tsai said, "that while your side has massacred continually and at will the captured personnel of, our side your side has carried put successive bombing and straf- ing against the captured personnel of your side. For these suc- cessive criminal acts, your side bears grave responsibility toward our side and the people of the whole world Tsai's statement referred to two bloody riots at the U.N. Koje Is- land prison camp. Thursday 12 North Korean prisoners of war were killed and 26 wounded. Feb. 18, 75 Korean civilian internees were killed and 129 were wounded. Tsai lodged a strong protest Sun- day, declaring, "Such barbarous massacres would not be further tolerated." Jan. 14 the Reds declared that Aliled planes bombed a prisoner of war camp at Kangdong, killing 10 Allied soldiers and wounding more than 60. Allied staff officers asked seven questions designed to clarify the Reds March 5 prisoner exchange proposal. Plan Suggested The Reds suggested negotiating prisoner exchange plans on the basis of data already traded. They contended that step-by-step prog- ress could be made after a method of exchange was worked out. Col. George W. Hickman asked what the Communists meant by data already exchanged, what was meant by "step-by-step" progress and whether Korean prisoners held by the U.N. would have to be turned over to the Communists even if it was necessary to "use bayonets and shackles." The Communists may have an- swers to the questions tomorrow. In the truce supervision meeting Allied staff officers proposed that neutral inspection -teams check Sinuiju, Chongjin, Hamhung, Man- pojin and the North Korean ca'pital of Pyongyang as the Reds' five ports of entry. They listed the South Korean capital of Seoul, Kangnung, Kunsan, Taegu and Pusan as the U.N. ports. The U.N. negotiators also em- phasized that airfields and sea- ports in the vicinity of each port must be inspected. Prompt Protest This brought a prompt protest from the Reds and Col. Andrew Humphrey Warns Democrats Not to Vote Republican By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota voters today heard last-minute appeals for support of divergent views of actions to take Tuesday in Minnesota's first presi- dential primary in many years. At the tailend of a campaign by Minnesotans for Eisenhower to obtain write-in votes for Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, came word of two developments that might have strong effect on the hopes of the Eisenhower camp. Sen. Thye (R-Minn.) declined to endorse the campaign, saying such a vote would "only serve to help" slates supported by Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio in the Minnesota pri- mary and a similar one in Wiscon- sin April 1. Instead, Sen. Thye said, voters in the two states should back the can- didacy of Harold E. Stassen, form- er Minnesota governor. Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn.) Satur- day disclosed that he is asking, in effect, that his supporters re- frain from voting the Republican ticket in Tuesday's primary. This followed reports that some of the Democratic rank and file planned to vote the Republican ticket to embarrass Stassen. His supporters said they feared such a move, and if serious drive develops for write-in votes for Sen. Estes Ke- fauver it would embar- rass Humphrey. Favorite Son Humphrey is the lone candidate, of the "favorite son" variety, on the Democratic ticket, Stassen and Edward SlettedahL, Write-In Open to Any Candidate, Ike Leader Says "We would like to make it per- fectly clear that we are urging all Minnesotans to vote for any candidate they favor in tomor- row's primary Wil- liam F. White, Winona county chairman for Minnesotans for Eisenhower, said today. "We have heard criticisms of our campaign to the effect that we have been so successful in getting across the idea of writ- ing in Gen. Eisenhower's name, that some people think he is the only candidate whose name can be written on the he said. "We want tomorrow's election to be an accurate statement of the political views of Minnesota voters. It can be that only if all voters get out and vote for their favorite candidate no matter who he or not his name is printed on the ballot Naturally we'll be pleased if Gen Eisenhower is the choice of the people." White said that Sen. Thye's statement that the best way to support Eisenhower is to vote for Stassen is obviously born out oi fear that -Stassen will lose the primary to Ike and is "so ri- diculous it hardly is worthy of comment." "The only way to support he said, "is to write Gen. Eisen- hower's name on the ballot." who said foe is supporting Gen. Jets Shoot Down 3 Russian MIGs SEOUL, Korea ffl American Shooting Star jets sprayed front- line Communist troop and artillery positions with rockets, bombs and bullets today. Pilots reported killing more than 75 Red soldiers, destroying 15 guns and 28 troop bunkers and damaging a tank. Swift F-86 Sabre jets flying cover for the Shooting Stars exchanged shots with 12 Communist MIG-15 jets, but reported no hits. Sunday Sabres destroyed three MIGs, pro- bably shot down two and damaged eight in the first air battle in four days. Ground action was minor Mon- day under a thawing spring sun Election Returns Complete returns of Minne- sota's presidential primary election will be broadcast by KWNO-AM and FM Tuesday evening. The returns will be collected and tabulated by The Repub- lican-Herald-KWNO election service. The Republican-Herald office will be closed. Listen to KWNO for election returns. Douglas MacArthur, are entered on the Republican ballot. Thye explained his position thui- y: "It is important not to waste votes on write-in names without delegates in crucial times such as these. That will only help the op- position. This is not a matter of personalities, it is a question of issues and objectives. "I would like to impress upon the Eisenhower supporters that the best way to help Eisenhower is to vote for Stassen in the Tuesday primary." Meanwhile, Stassen his, campaign in Minnesota and turned his attention to Wisconsin. He spoke at Bemidji Saturday night and appeared on radio and television stations as a finale to his Minnesota campaign before leaving for talks in Wisconsin. At Bemidji he urged Republicans to (Continued on Page 3, Column 3} ELECTION Battleship Wisconsin Struck by Red Shell J. Kinney said afterward the Com- munists "seem to wish to imprison the inspection teams within city limits." Of the five North Korean ports of entry listed by the Allies, all but Pyongyang already had been named by the Communists. They had proposed Sinanju instead of Pyongyang. The Communists bad named only two South Korean and Inchon, the seaport for Seoul. The Allied "package deal" ten- tatively approved by the. Reds Sunday provided that the U.N. Command would agree to inspec- tion of five rather than six ports of entry and drop demands that neither side mass -military forces to pose a threat and that both sides report tiie location of major null By GEORGE A. McARTHUR SEOUL, Korea Iffl Red shore guns yesterday hit the superstruc- ture of the battleship 'Wisconsin, flagship of the U. S. Seventh Fleet, off the East Coast of North Korea. Damage was superficial Three sailors were hurt slightly U. S. F-86 Sabre Jets Sunday shot down three Communist MIG- 15 jets, probably destroyed two and damaged eight in the first air battle in four days. Infantrymen warmed their chilled bones under one of the warmest suns since last falL Ground action remained light and scattered. One Allied division marked St Patrick's Day by firing green smoke shells at the Reds. At noon yesterday, the u. S. Eighth Army clamped a new blank- et of censorship on front line troop designations. The Army re- cently identified several on the battleline. The heaviest ground action Sun- day was south of Kosong on the Eastern Front Three Allied raid- ing parties fought stiff skirmishes with the Reds and killed at least seven Communist soldiers. The Reds continued their heavy artillery' barrages north of Punchbowl on the Eastern Front Patrols clashed frequently in the same area; but no major developed. Allied pilots spotted more than Communist supply trucks Sunday night and claimed 70 de- stroyed. Ten B-29'Superforts from Okinawa plastered rail installa- between Sinanja and yang with high explosives. m me snow jail since me govern- h y 01 major miu- At noon yesterday, the u. S. between Sinanja and nnits.________, '_______Eighth Army clamped a new blank- yang with nigh explosives. Presidential Primary Tuesday---Polls Open 7a.m. to 8p.m.   

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