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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy With Occasional Snow VOLUME 52, NO. 28 CENTS PER COPY, W1NONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 20, 1952 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Ike Hints: May Return To Campaign Trucers Wrangle On POW Exchange By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN MONSAN, Korea Negotiators cleared away another rcadblocfc to Korean -armistice today by agreeing on 10 ports of entry throug] which troops and supplies will be funneled during a truce. Three major issues remain to be settled: 1. Communist nomination of Soviet Russia to a neutral inspection commission, 2. Allied demant for a baa on military airfield con- struction, and 3. The U.N. request for voluntary repatriation of war prisoners Staff officers wrangling over prisoner exchange made no appar- ent headway toward breaking the .repatriation deadlock. The Com- munists answered seven questions asked by the U. N. Command Mon- day. But Allied negotiators said the replies failed to show how the Beds' latest exchange plan could end the stalemate. Col. Andrew J. Kinney said it probably would take a day or two to iron out "mechanical details" on the ports of entry agreement. The biggest detail is fixing the exact area in which neutral in- spection teams will operate. "We'll try to clear that up to- morrow and I don't think it will cause much Kinney said. Troops, During an armistice each side would send troops and supplies into Korea through the 10 designated -ports of on either side of the battle line. The Communist ports would be Sinuiju and Manpojiri on the Yalu River border with Manchuria, the east coast Chongjin and Hungnam, and Sinanju, about mid- way between the North Korean capital of Pyongyang and the Man- churian boundary. In South Korea the ports of en- try would be Pusan on the south- east coast; Kangnung, an east coast Wisconsin Bars Write-In Votes MADISON, Wis. Write- in votes for Gen. Eisenhower or any other candidate will not be counted in the Wisconsin presidential primary April 1. Any such vote would invali- date the ballot. Gaige Roberts, director of the department of elections for the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office, explained today that statutes will not permit a write-in campaign similar to that staged by Eisenhower sup- porters in Minnesota. Eisen- hower isn't entered in the Wis- consin primary. Roberts said write-in votes for presidential candidates' "are not provided for under Wisconsin statutes; wfll not be counted or recognized and would invalidate any ballot so marked." Mac Backer Shocked7 at Ike's Vote ASHLAND, Wis. John Chap- pie, national president of Fighters 'or MacArthur, said yesterday he was "shocked" at the results of the Minnesota presidential primary election. He said "MacArthur will make a letter showing in Wisconsin and Nebraska against the pro-Soviet New York bank crowd behind Gen. Eisenhower." Wisconsin and Ne- iraska both have presidential pri- maries April 1. "What happened in Minnesota may jolt the rest of the nation into le realization that we are being un like a puppet show by the orces that have been selling us ut to Soviet Russia for the past 0 Chappie said. J.S. Census Jumps in January WASHINGTON fcB- The Census ureau today estimated the popu- tion of the United States at on Feb. 1. This was a gain of over an. 1, and an increase of ver Feb. 1 last year. Aiken Says Taft Out Without Wisconsin Win seaport; Kunson and Inchon, the seaport for Seoul, on the west coast; and Taegu, an air base in southeast Korea. Give Up Demand The U. N. Command gave np its demand that Pyongyang be desig- nated a Communist port of entry and agreed to substitute Sinanjn. The Reds agreed to let the Allies use Taegu rather than the Commu- nists' original choice. Both sides will submit detailed maps Friday showing areas around each port they want opened to in- spection teams. The staff officers agreed Thurs- day, that either side could provide air transportation for neutral in- spectors from Panmunjom to any port of entry. WASHINGTON Aiken Sabres Bag 6 Red Jets In 2 Days SEOUL, Korea American Sabres shot down five Communist MIG-15s and damaged five others today, bringing their two day score to six Red jets downed and 12 damaged. The jets damaged yesterday in- clude a new "type 15" Communist plane, "a funny looking bird" rare- ly seen over Korea. It was a high wing version of the familiar Russian-type MIG-15. A Fifth Air Force spokesman said the high-wing jets rarely have been seen. This was the first re- ported hit. The spokesman said it appeared to be more efficient at lower alti- tudes than the low, swept-wing MKM5. But it seemed to be about 50 miles an hour slower. It is about two feet longer and had a two foot wider wing span than the MIG-15. Lt. James Carey of Las Vegas, Nev., said he bit the "type 15" jet in the wing and fuselage after "I found myself on the tail of this funny looking bird." The two-day toll of 18 Red jets destroyed or damaged was taken in five air battles, the Fifth Air Force reported. Two of .them were today. Both were fought three to seven miles above Sinanju, 70 miles from the Manchuriazt bor- der. The Air Force said three MIG- 15s were shot down and two dam- aged in a 30-minute fight between 28 F-S6 sabres and 40" "very ag- gressive" MIGs. Two others were destroyed and three damaged in a 20-minute bat- tle when 65 MIGs tried to break through 28 sabres screening other F-80 shooting star jets bombing Communist rail lines. The Fifth Air Force said its Ko- rean war record is 232 Communist aircraft destroyed, 39 probably shot down and 423 damaged a 694 total. This does not include fig- (R-Vt) said today that Sen. Taft will be "just about out of the race1 for the Republican presidential nomination unless he wins Wiscon- sin's April 1 primary decisively. But Sen. Watkins (R-Utah) said ha believes "it will be.a horse race" between the Ohioan and Gen. Eisenhower right down to the wire at the GOP National Convention in July. Aiken has not announced his choice for the nomination. Watkins is 8 Taft supporter. Aiken termed "nothing short cf amazing" the big write-in vote Eis enhower rolled up in Minnesota presidential primary Tuesday. Coming on top of Eisenhower" over Taft in New Hampshir last week, the general's Minnesota showing elated his backers. And Aiken said from "neutral ground that the Minnesota resull "represent a clear-cut victory fo Eisenhower when you conside that all those people who voted fo him took the trouble to write hi name in." Watkins, however, called the out come "not in any way significan or indicative of a trend." He saic. Eisenhower backers in Minnesota made a "vigorous and organized' write-in campaign and that the Taft people did not. Taft Withdraws From N. J. Race WASHINGTON Taft said today he has decided to with- draw from New Jersey's Republi- can presidential preference pri- mary. The primary is April 15. Taft said he was withdrawing because Gov. Alfred priscoll "has broken his word" in endorsing Gen. Eisenhower for the GOP pres- idential nomination "and has obvi- ously taken steps to corrupt the intent of the preference primary." The New-Jersey contest had been expected to provide another test of strength between Taft and Eisenhower, following .Eisenhow- er's triumph over the Ohio senator in New Hampshire's primary March 11. Last Monday Driscoll and other Truman OK's Ike's Trip Home Anytime He Wishes KEY WEST, Fla. President Truman said today Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is at liberty to re- turn to the United States any time he deems it safe and proper. The President told a news con- ference the general is doing an able job and is the best judge of when it will be safe for him to' give up his post. Truman also told newsmen that the Korean situation has no bear- ing whatever on whether he will seek re-election. This amounted to a slap at Frank E. McKinney, the Democratic na- tional chairman who said yester- day that his "impression" was that Truman's decision would hinge on whether a satisfactory truce was reached in Korea. Truman said Korea does not en- ter into the politics of this country at all. What happens in Korea has no bearing whatever on what he (the President) may decide to do, Tru- man added. Truman's remarks about Eisen- hower developed in this fashion. A reporter said news columnist Walter Lippmann had suggested that in view of Eisenhower's vic- tory in New Hampshire and his unprecedented write-in vote in Min- nesota, it was now Truman's "duty" to call Eisenhower home. The President said it is his duty to see that we obtain our objec- tive in Europe. He added Gen. Eisenhower is the key man there and he understands the situation better than Walter Lippmann or anyone else. Wreckage Of A single-engined Navy fighter plane that killed 2 women on a golf course Wednesday is pictured after the crash at Jacksonville, Fla. The pilot, who was making a forced landing, received only minor injuries. The women were Mrs. Brady Johnston, prominent-Jacksonville golfer, and Mrs. William Dempsey, wife of a local contractor. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) New Jersey Republican leaders announced support of Eisenhower for the nomination. Asked how he regards Eisenhow- er as a politician, Truman said that in his book Eisenhower is a military man and is doing a very able job. Truman went on to say he was not interested in Eisenhower's po- litical career. The general has a perfect .right- to do ..whatever he likes' in that line, the President said, adding he had told Eisenhow- er that personally. Boosters Seek Ike Delegates MINNEAPOLIS HV- Jubilant backers of Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- hower today talked plans for gain- ing Republican convention dele- gates with the surprising write-ins the general got in his challenge of favorite son Harold E. Stassen in Minnesota's presi- dential primary. With of the state's precincts reported, Eisenhower's total was 37.2 per cent of the GOP votes cast Tuesday. Stassen, with had a 44.6 percentage and, under the law, a clean sweep of both the state's 25 Republican del- egates and the popularity contest. Sonja Henia was handed a court summons tonight order- ing her to give pre-trial dep- ositions in connection with damage suits asking five and a half million dollars from her ice revue. More than 200 per- sons were hurt when a section of .the bleachers collapsed opening night, March 6. The show carries liability insurance. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) "o Get Service Award NEW YORK The Federa- on for. Railway Progress announc- d last night the Great Northern will receive its annual ward for outstanding achievement in progressive passenger service. 'lzen'--Rather ures for planes. B-29s or carrier-borne Eisenhower Is The Name MINNEAPOLIS W- Some just called him spelled it and still others scribbled "Eisenhour." On the other On the ground, briefing officers reported light Red probing thrusts on the western and eastern fronts' late last night and early today. Three brief Bed attacks, sup- ported by artillery, were knocked back northwest of Korangpo in the West of the fence it came out Kauvefer, Kaufever, etc. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn) gave wnte-m voters a spell-down yesterday in Minnesota's presidential primary. Neither the general's name nor that of Kefauver was on the ballot. bot thousands wrote in their names, or a reasonable facsimile when they voted. Many election boards said most write-ins for Eisenhower on the Republican ballot were misspelled. was the most popular form in one Minneapolis precinct But there was just about every conceivable combination Isenhower, Izenhower, Eisinhuffer and Eisenhawer. Democrats who liked Kefanver also had their troubles "Kaufever" was a popular way to spell it One voter came op with "Kef (Cocnskin Returns from the small and scat- tered 219 voting districts remaining were not expected to change the standings materially. Eisenhower supporters said their drive for delegates would be cen- tered in the Third and Fifth Con- gressional Districts, where the gen- eral bested the former Minnesota governor in the vote totals. The fifth is entirely in Minneapolis. The third is made up of the remaining Minneapolis wards and four coun- ties north and east of the state's biggest city. A spokesman said these district conventions, meeting April 26, would be asked to name two dele- gates each for the general in the place of four representing Stassen, whose names were printed on the ballots. Because the state .primary law is not dear, observers said a court suit might be needed to settle the matter. There also were reports that Eisenhower forces would ask the state- convention on May 24 to name 10 delegates-at-large for Eis- enhower to the GOP National Con- vention. It was pointed out this issue would have to be resolved at the national convention, which makes its own rules. In the same precincts, Ed- ward C. Slettedahl, a political un- known, drew votes. His Reds Try To Blast Arms Area Brazilian States Under Martial Law Near Powder'Dump RIO DE JANEIRO coastal provinces stretching more than miles along the Atlantic were reported under a state of mil- itary alert today after troops fought off an attempt to blow up a Natal ammunition dump. A Meridional News Agency dis- patch from Natal said armed Com- munists made two night attacks on a regimental barracks in an effort to get at the ammunition dump. Troops beat them off with ma- chine guns. The news agency said Gen. .Ze- nobio da Costa, commander of the area which stretches from Rio de Janeiro to Natal, ordered the alert. Machine guns were set up around army barracks in the capital last night. Apparently Da Costa feared further Red attacks against the army. Da Costa, who has been in charge of a campaign against Com- munism in the army, sent his res- ignation to President Getulio Var- gas. It appeared to be an effort to make Vargas clearly take sides on the Red issue and perhaps force out high officials accused of being Red sympathizers. The Meridional agency quoted a presidential spokesman as saying Vargas will refuse to accept Da Costa's resignation. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST For Winona and Vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight, increasing cloudi- Winonan Accused Of Income Fraud Frank R. Beddow, a Winona broker and operator of a detergent manufacturing firm at Dubuque, la., has been charged with defrauding the government of more than in federal income taxes. One of the officers of the Beddow Beddow broker- age firm here, Beddow surrendered Wednesday at the United States marshal's office in St. Paul on the two counts which cover the years of 1945 an 1946. Charged with evasion of 192.92 during those two years, Bei dow waived examination befor U. S. Commissioner William Eel ley in St Paul and was release ness Friday with occasional snow; no decided change in temperature; low tonight 32, high Friday after- noon 42. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations-for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 41; minimum, 31; noon, 34; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 3. under bail pending Federa Court arraignment. U. S. Attorney C. U. Landrum in St. Paul said this morning tha Beddow surrendered voluntarily Wednesday after his attorney Lewis L. Drill, St. Paul, had been notified of the charges against Beddow. Difference in Names In the formal complaint charg- ing the evasion, the defendant is listed as Frank A. Beddow Sr. An employe at the office of Drill Drill in St. Paul said, however, that the firm represented Frank R. Beddow. Frank R. Beddow, his wife and Drill are named as the incorpora- tors of Beddow Beddow, brokers, who maintain offices at 308 Ex- change Building in Winona. The formal notice of the incor- poration of the firm of Beddow Beddow was published Nov. 13, 1951. A brokerage firm of the same name, however, had been listed here previously. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beddow have a telephone listing at a resi- dence at 278 Lafayette St Baxter Mentioned Neither the office nor the resi- dence could be contacted by tele- phone this morning, however. The Beddows have lived in Winona for more than 10 years. Friends of the Beddows said that they have been living in Dubuque three or four years. In the tax complaint, the govern- ment cites Beddow as operator of the Baxter Manufacturing Com- pany, Dubuque, during the two years, on which the tax charges .are based. For 1945, Landrum said, Beddow filed a return showing a net in come of and taxes paid of The governmen charges that Beddow had a net in come of with taxes due of for that year. Beddow filed a return for 1946 showing a net income of and taxes paid of The complaint charges that his net in- come was with taxes due Of Evidence on which the complaint was drafted was prepared by the "ederal Bureau of Internal Reve- nue. The U. S. attorney said that two Jossible steps in prosecution now may follow. Alternatives Cited Beddow might remain under iond until a grand jury is called b consider evidence in the case. If the grand jury were to deliver n indictment, the matter would len be brought into the Federal -ourt. Or, the attorney said, Beddow Astounded, Ike Says OfWrite-ins Re-examines Political Position After Recent Returns Show Strength By CARTER L. DAVIDSON SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED POWERS IN EUROPE lAV-Gen. Eisenhower said today is re-examining his political posi- indication he may soon go home to campaign actively for the Republican nomination for President. The general took note of the "mounting numbers of my fellow citizens who are voting to make me the Republican nominee." said, in effect, the voters of New Hampshire and Minnesota forcing me to re-examine my per- sonal position and past decision (not to campaign for the nomina- Eisenhower issued his statement a few hours after two develop- Robert A. Taft with, drew from the New Jersey prefer- ential primary, and President Tru- man said Eisenhower was at lib- erty to return home any time the general deems it safe and proper. Eisenhower's statement, howev- er, took no note of either of those developments. It was issued in answer to reporters' requests for comment on the Minnesota pri- mary, where more than voters took the trouble to write in Eisenhower's name as their choice for the Republican nomination. The statement said: "You gentlemen probably realize how astonished I was by the re- sults of the Minnesota primary. "The mounting numbers of my fellow citizens who are voting to make me the Republican nominee are forcing me to re-examine my personal position and past decision. "I did not imagine that so many voters in Minnesota would make me a write-in candidate and, ac- cording to newspaper accounts, some of them had trouble with my name. "I count it an additional compli- ment that some refused to be dis- mayed by the long Eisenhower name and simply wrote in 'Ike.' Treaty Assured Passing By JOE HALL WASHINGTON today begins voting on the Jap- anese Peace Treaty. Leaders pre- dict it will be ratified before night- fall. might waive the grand jury hear- ing and authorize the U. S. attor- ey to file an information directly the Federal Court As yet, there has been no indica- on as to which course Beddow will elect. The U. S. attorney said that the harges are based on Beddow's ersonal income tax returns and that no other persons or firms are for the greater part of the last involved in the matter. Watchdog Group Says Arms Program Stymied by 'Don't Disturb1 Policy WASHINGTON A Senate watchdog committee says s "don't disturb the civilian economy" policy dominates the nation's rearmament program. The result, it said, has been the production of "a small number of guns and a great amount of butter, with a considerable number of lollipops thrown in." The Senate Armed Services Preparedness Investigating Committee last night made public a report of investigations made since it started work in July, 1950, soon after the outbreak of the Korean war. It name and Stassen's were the only ones printed on the Republican bal- lots. Write-ins included Gen. Mac- Arthur, Sen. Robert A. Taft and Gov. Earl Warren cf California. 5473. On tire Democratic side. Sea. Hu- bert Humphrey (D-Mim) had 704 and ttere were these write-ins: Sen. Estes Kefanver (D-Tenn) 7S3, end President Truman, Humphrey has disclaimed any presidential aspirations and has said his delegates would be tamed over to President Truman, if he if a candidate. said investigations showed this about the mobilization program: "Deliveries on defense hare tanks, ammunition and fallen dangerously behind schedule; so much so that the chances of reaching the mini- mum preparedness targets within the time set by our military plan- ners seemed remote." One basic cause for this, the committee said, is "failure of our responsible officials" to give wea- pons needs top claim on tile na- tion's industrial capacity. And back of this the committee found "apathy" among some gov- ernment agencies: "Those respon- sible for the nation's current re- armament program lack the sense of urgency that has previously goaded Americans into their tre- mendous preparedness achieve- it said. Saying the committee is giving highest priority to a study of bot- tlenecks now blocking weapons output. Chairman Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex) annoHSced the first of such inquiries, into aircraft pro- duction, will be held within the next few weeks. The Air Force, with the approv- al of the joint chiefs of staff and the National Security Council, de- cided last year to start expansion from about 90 wings to a new lev- el of 143 wings, 126 of them com bat. The date for reaching that size was fixed at 1954. But mounting troubles in produc- tion, with deliveries of jet engines and airframes lagging and with new estimates on the time needed for building modern, complex war- planes, resulted in a decision early iis year to stretch out the pro- gram to 1355 or 1356. The Air Force claimed this was not a cut-back of production, but an extension of the time. Without singling out aircraft pro- duction, the committee report rc- terated a previous declaration, that defense production-schedules 'should be geared to the needs mstead of being revised downward ia the face of inability to produce." The Defense Department has in- dicated, said the committee, it is moving as speedily as possible to eliminate production bottlenecks, and has named a "procurement Czar" to expedite this effort. The report did not name the 'Czar" but apparently it meant H. Clay Bedford, an industrialist recentiy appointed a special assist- ant to Defense Secretary Lovett to specialize in "bottleneck break- ing." The committee scored the "lack of perspective as to the great dan- ger that confronts this nation" and declared: 'On every band the slogan of mobilization planners appears to je 'don't disturb the civilian econ- The resultant mobilization program is one which in almost every instance has adapted .the needs of defense to the civilian economy instead of adapting the civilian economy to the needs defense." Some opposition to the treaty and its three accompanying Pacif- ic security Japan, the Philippines, and Australia and New Zealand developed among Republican senators yesterday. Confident But Democratic Leader McFar- land remained confident they would be approved by well over the necessary two-thirds majority. If the Senate approves tht treaty, only one more nation's rat- ification will be needed to put it into effect Five of the 13 coun- tries involved already have rati- fied. The peace treaty was signed at San Francisco last Sept. 8, six years after Japan's surrender. Russia and her satellites refused to sign. Sen. Dirksen (R-J11) and Sen. Young who spoke against the treaty yesterday, raised these objection: 1) When Japan regains its sovereignty it is likely to re- sume trade relations with China' even though that nation is under Communist control; 2) the ratifi- cation is premature until peace Is secured in Korea and 3) many of America's World War allies in the Pacific fear a re- surgent Japan; and 4) Nationalist China was not treated fairly be- cause it was not invited to the San Francisco meeting. However, the treaty and secur-. ity pacts have had powerful bi- partisan support including all sev- en Democrats and six Republican! on the Foreign Relations Commit- tee. 8th Suspect Held In Reno Burglary RENO, Nev. of an eighth suspect in the burglary of millionaire Layerae safe, brought the firrt confession of the case and boocted the cash recov- ery to   

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