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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy Tonight And Thursday; Temperature Same VOLUME 52, NO. 33 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 26, 1952 TWENTY-TWO PAGES McCarthy ues Three Bandits from this armored car of the U.S. Trucking Corp., as it was parked in front of a'Danvers, Mass., drug store where the driver and two guards were eating lunch. Loot Few Clues in Danvers Robbery DANVERS, Mass, methodical search of two communities and the 15 miles of known getaway route was undertaken today by investigators seeking their first tangible clue in the fantastic 000 armored car robbery by three icy- nerved bandits. FBI agents and local police said they hope to find by nightfall at least one person who saw the men break into the- armored car an transfer the money into a 195 Buick sedan in bright dayligh yesterday in Danvers Square. The men were seen speedin from the scene and two getawa cars, used in relay, have bee found, but investigators said n who actually saw the robberj itself has yet come forward. An official of the United State Trucking Company, which own the armored car set the exac amount of loot last night, correct Riley, the driver-guard of the armored car leaves po- lice station after questioning. TODAY U.S. Fears All-Out War Effort By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSO WASHINGTON is time i say bluntly what neither Gener; of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhow er, nor his deputy, Gen. Alfrec Gruenther, who is now testifyin on Capitol Hill, can say in public It is time, in fact, to point ou that there has been a downrigh disgraceful failure to deliver weap- ons and war goods to Gen. Eisen bower's command in anything lik the quantity promised. Figures are apt to be dull but those given below deeply ani directly affect the security of th United States. Since the aggres- sion in Korea, about billion ha been appropriated to strengthei Western Europe against renewet aggression, the bulk of this monej for arms. Of this great sum, only about billion worth of weapons has actually been delivered to this country's western allies. Am much even of this comparatively miserable sum represents arms from surplus stocks in the United States and in Germany. Deliveriet Even by June 30. when the cur- rent fiscal year ends, the most re- liable unofficial estimate is that not more than billion worth of arms will be delivered, 50 per cent be- hind schedules already revised downward. Of the great appropria tions already made, a whopping billion has reportedly not even been money is lying unused in the Treasury, and no contracts have been let against it. And the current estimate is that when the next fiscal year ends on June 30. 1953, there will still be an unexpended balance of well over billion. These figures are a record of abysmal failure. It was to protest in the strongest possible terms against this failure that Gen. Eis- enhower returned to this country last November. Long on Promises This is having a deeply danger- ous effect throughout the western alliance. As Winston Churchill told the British Parliament recently, British rearmament has been de- layed for at least a year because. (Continued on Page S, Column 3) ALSOPS i ing an earlier estimate of Left Some Behind How much the bandits left be hind was not known definitely ear ly today but estimates rangec from to nearly a million dollars. The robbery was especially marked for the amount of loot, its precision and its cold-blooded dar- ing. It was the biggest armored car robbery in U. S. history. The prev- ious largest robbery of an armored car was the holdup of a Rubel Ice Co., payroll in Brooklyn N. Y., on August 21, 1934. It is also believed to be the biggest cash robbery in the coun- try in the past five ed only by the still-unsolved 000 robbery of the Brink's armored car headquarters in Boston 26 months ago. The robbery was executed under a bright sun while the three gun- carrying guards assigned to the armored _ car sipped mid-morning coffee in a drug store only 20 feet from where they parked the vehi- cle. They, could even see one side of the truck through the plate glass window by facing the right way. Policeman Near Patrolman Edmund Noonan, di- recting traffic about 100 feet away, started toward the bandits' car to reprimand the driver for double parking on a busy street. As he neared the car, it sped (Continued on Page 19, Column 4) ROBBEkY Administration Heads Clash On Wage Policy Wilson and Wage Board Disagree On Best Program By NORMAN WALKER .WASHINGTON L5V- A bitter scrap among high administration officials over wage policy simmer- ed down today as steel firms and the CIO United Steelworkers re- urned to negotiations. A strike of more than workers in the vital steel industry s threatened for April 8, only two weeks away. Officials urged both ides to work for a speedy settle- ment to avert a walkout. Negotiations get under way this fternopn in Pittsburgh between be union and U. S. Steel Corp. nd Jones Laughlin Steel, two f the largest producers. Talks ith other major firms start to- morrow. The administration row center- d around Defense Mobilizer Char- es E. Wilson. He touched it off y labeling Wage Stabilization oard proposals for settling the steel wage issues "a serious threat" to inflation controls. Wilson later sought to ease the situation by issuing a statement saying that, while he hadn't chang- ed bis. mind, the "WSB plan was appropriate as a basis for trying to work out a settlement." WSB Chairman Nathan P. Fein- singer seemed satisfied. He had cut short a Western speaking tour to fly back to Washington for what looked like a showdown fight be- tween the WSB and Wilson that only President Truman could set- Stassen Hitches Wagon to Ike in Race Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) makes notes from reference books in his office after announcing he had filed a two-million dollar libel, slander and conspiracy suit against Sen. William Benton (A.P. Wirephoto to-The Republican-Herald.) HOW'S BUSINESS? tle. Feinsinger told newsmen on ar- rival that he actually thought a ?reat deal of Wilson and. 'JI thinV lungs are back ori the track." Xeft unanswered, however, were ihe two big questions: (1) Were the WSB's settlement reeommenda- aons actually out of line? Would the steel companies have to get price boosts, as they claimed, to pay the higher wages? The WSB's proposals call for a ItVS-cent hourly pay of which 5 cents worth would be paid in the plus other benefits, ncluding the union shop. The lat- :er proviso would require all steel workers to belong to Philip Mur- ray's CIO union. Biggest P.hotos Show Ike's Face MIAMI, Fla. The biggest holographs ever displayed in the United States are being prepared o support Gen. Eisenhower's can- idacy for President. The first one will be erected at 'imes Square in New York city in bout a week. It shows only his ace and is 48 feet high and the ame in width. It boasts a five- oot eye and a 17-foot mouth. Kirk A. Landon, chairman of the 'lorida-for-Eisenhower Committee, rranged for the picture and said robably 150 will be prepared in 11 for display in most major cities E the nation. A space four stories igh is needed to display it. Selling Tougher But Customers Still Have Money (Second of Three Articles) By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Salesmen will buzz around customers' doors this year in the most concerted selling effort seen in years. It will be the greatest test of selling forces since before World War U. And the biggest customers of all, the federal government, may hold the key to whether business will be as good as many leaders expect. These are the. prospects disclos- ed by 'an Associated Press na- tion-wide survey on the status and outlook for the nation's business. For. a variety of reasons, sales thus far in 1952 have fallen behind the admittedly swollen totals of scare-buying early in 1951. Retailers know buyers have mon- ey available. Large accumulations of savings prove that. But the big problem is to get'the consumers to spend a little faster. Continued high personal incomes, which fed- eral defense expenditures could as- sure, would make the selling job easier. Uncle Sam The pace of defense spendin (military deliveries now ru around two billion dollars a month can mean the difference in man states between prosperity or bar times. workers in the metro- politan Los Angeles area 27 pe cent work in aircraft plants. Their customer is Uncle Sam. Albuquer que gets nearly two thirds of its money from the federal govern ment. In Utah 23 per cent of a! A Policeman in Everett, Mass., gives a bloodhound the scent of three men who used this car to flee with the looted from the armored car. employed work for govemmen agencies, most for the federal gov eminent. In Kansas, aircraft out put is the largest manufacturin industry. A slowdown of Air Force spend ing already has caused some tern porary idleness in Georgia je bomber plant, and in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Idle Detroit The Detroit area has more than idle because defense worl has not taken up the slack of auto production cutbacks. Government orders are bridging a gap in the slumping textile in- dustry. In the nation as a whole, govern- ment economists say, employment and incomes are higher than a year ago. But sales of retail stores have been disappointing. Here are some of the reasons advanced by busi- nessmen surveyed: At Pittsburgh it was fear of the pinch of a steel strike. Some Colorado stores said the customer is overcautious, after last year's buying spree. A food seller there contended it's not so much resistance to prices as inability to stretch the dollar to cover higher costs. In New Mexico and many other states, heavy income tax burdens get much of the blame. Price-cut- ting sales in Illinois were traced to need of businessmen to get cash to meet tax payments. Weather a Factor The weather was a big factor in some states: Winter storms in Maine, blizzards in South Dakota cutting sales 20 to 40 per-cent, unusually mild weather in North Carolina. In Baltimore a 19-day .transit strike had its effect What makes the retailer optim- istic, after aH these setbacks? Well, in South Dakota merchants think Easter business wffl be good "because money that normally would have been spent at Christ- ffiaa u ready to start flowing." France Cracks Down on Riots In Tunisia TUNIS, Tunisia Wl France cracked down with a heavy fist on Tunisia's independence-seeking na- tionalists today, arresting Premier Mohammed Chenik and three of his Cabinet. Martial law and press cen- sorship also were ordered. The drastic steps were taken aft- er the Tunisian government and the French protectorate's nominal ruler, the 70-year-old Bey of Tunis, had balked at what was described as a French ultimatum that Chenik must be fired. The French action climaxed three months of nationalist rioting and sabotage in this North African trouble spot and World War II bat- tle-ground. In the violence nearly 100 lives have been lost. Hundreds have been arrested and put behind barbed wire. Moslems in Tunis went on strike today in protest against the French action, which included a curfew from 9 p. m, to a. m. and transfer of all police powers to the military. Tunisia wants more self-rule and has asked the United Nations for iielp. French Resident General Jean de Hauteclocque in a call on the Bey yesterday, offered more self-gov- ernment to the protectorate on con- dition that Chenik and his pro-na- tionalist Cabinet be ousted. Says Many of His Delegates Will Vote for General MILWAUKEE IB Competition among Taft's opponents to get on the Eisenhower bandwagon seemed to leave the Ohio senator a claim today to a large segment of the GOP vote in next Tuesday's Wis- consin primary. Harold E. Stassen, former gov- ernor of Minnesota, tried last night to hitch bis campaign wagon to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's polit- ical star. Stassen announced in a speech at Sheboygan that half of the 30 delegates running for him in this three-way contest where Eisen- hower's name is not would vote for the general on -be first ballot at the July Chicago con- vention, if they are elected. He said further he would share equally with Eisenhower any smaller number of Wisconsin dele- gates he might win. Curious Maneuver Stassen's curious maneuver put- ting him half in and half out of the presidential race in this state brought prompt and vigorous re- action from the forces of Sen. Rob- ert A. Taft and from supporters of Gov. Earl Warren of California. Warren, due to resume cam- paigning in the state tonight, de- clined comment in California. He has said be will release without strings, any delegates pledged to him if he finds he can't win the presidential nomination. While Warren has avoided any commitment to Eisenhower, he ob- viously hoped to become the bene- ficiary of votes which would have gone to the general if he had been entered in the race here. His slate of 30..; delegates has voted unani- mously to go to Eisenhower if they are released by Warren. Can't Bind Vote Vernon Thomson, state attorney general, said Stassen apparently could release his delegates at any time but couldn't legally bind any of them who were elected to vote for.Eisenhower. Stassen said the 15 had agreed to the change. Thomas Coleman, ramrod of Taft's Wisconsin campaign, told this reporter that Stassen's action was no more than "an evidence of weakness." Although Coleman didn't claim it, it seemed likely that Taft would be the ultimate beneficiary of Stassen's move. Whatever Eisenhower vote there is in the nobody can guess how large it has a public invitation to splinter itself between two candidates. Any voters wavering between Taft and the support of either of his opponents as individual candidates on their own merits could be expected to gravitate to Taft. Farm Boy Kisses Brother Goodbye, Dies in Flames DUSTIN, Okla. A farm boy, unable to free himself, died beneath a burning farm tractor after kissing his young- er brother goodbye. Richard Dale Foreman, 14, and his 11-year-old brother, Glendell, were riding on the tractor when it suddenly swerved, overturned, and burst into flame. Glendell was thrown clear but Richard, the driver, was pinned underneath and unable to free his leg. The younger boy couldn't move the flame-swept ma- chine. He began beating at the flames with his coat in a des- perate effort to put out the fire. Richard called to Glendell, told him to kiss him good- bye, and then said he should stand back as far as he could. He died before passersby could put out the fire and free him. The incident occurred Mon- day. Dulles Anxious To Speak Mind on Foreign Policy WASHINGTON Foster Dulles looked with obvious relish today toward speaking his mind on U. S. foreign policy after two years of relative silence. Once a vocal critic of TJ. S. foreign affairs, he has made only rare statements on controversial issues since he was handed the job of framing a .-Japanese Peace Treaty .in early 1950. Dulles quit yes- terday as an ad- ministration ad- viser, saying Sen- ate approval of the Japanese Treaty and three Pacific security Dulles pacts last week completed his task. The White Sen. Benton Charged With Libel, Slander Action Follows Senator's Offer to Waive Immunity WASHINGTON McCar- thy (R-Wis) said today he has filed a two million dollar "libel, slander and conspiracy" suit against Sen. Benton who has demanded that McCarthy be ousted from the Senate. McCarthy told reporters the suit was filed in Federal District Court here, and is based on Beaton's charges last September that Me- Cartby had committed perjury, fraud and calculated deceit of the American people in pressing his Communist-in-government accusa- tions. Benton made the charges before a Senate Elections Subcommittee which has been looking into Ben- ton's contention that McCarthy is unfit to serve in Congress. Benton last week offered to waive the congressional immunity from suit. A section of the Con- stitution provides that members of Congress are immune from suit for remarks they make in Congress. Waivtf Immunity McCarthy said he was accepting Benton's offer to waive immunity. There was no immediate com- ment from Benton. He is in Los Angeles, Business where a Taxation Senate Small Subcommittee expects to open bearings tomorrow. McCarthy told reporters he plans to serve as his own attorney. He is a lawyer and was a judge in Wisconsin when elected to the Sen- ate. House- said it was considering no successor. Dulles promptly lined up a heavy speaking schedule for April, May and June. He said be looked forward to speaking "under condi- tions which will not risk embar- rassment to the administration or to any presidential candidate." In a statement he said be would try to avoid throwing any barriers in the way of "bi-partisan accord" on basic overseas issues. A New York Republican Dulles said he naturally believed his party could provide "leadership in for- eign policy which the country will want to follow." Politics At a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, candidate for the Democratic nomination as president, tours Milwaukee and vicinity and flies to Omaha, Neb. Sen. Robert Kerr of Oklahoma, candidate for the Democratic nomination as president, campaigns in Nebraska. Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio, candidate for the Republican nomination as president, campaigns in Wisconsin at Portage, Baraboo, Sauk City, Mount Horeb, Stoughton, Madison. Former Gov. Harold Stassen of Minnesota, candidate for the Re- publican nomination as president, campaigns in Wisconsin -at Chilton, New Holstein, Kewaskum, Port Washington, Kenosha.. 'Atomic1 Weapons Used In Texas Maneuvers By WILBUR MARTIN FT. HOOD, Tex. A mush coming cloud of smoke billowing upward in a blue sky signaled !ie use of mock atomic weapons n a mock war that is coldly ealistic. An hour and a half after a bri- ade of 82nd Airborne "aggressor" roops parachuted from giant transport planes yesterday, the tomic cloud burst over the drop one. The Army No. 2 Operation Long Horn, biggest ir-ground maneuver in U. S. mil- tary briefly with- ut detail: Jumper Killed "The U. S. ground forces de- livered an atomic attack against the aggressor ground forces." There were no U. S. planes in the air. Aggressor aircraft controlled .the sky. ifrior to the ttart. Lt. Gen. William Hoge, Fourth Army commander and maneuver director, had announced atomic "weapons" would be used in sim- ulated fashion daring the March 25-April U war game. At the same time, the Army an- nounced U. S. planes had simu- lated atom bombing Victoria, Beevflle, Cotulta, Alice and Hondo, South Texas towns held by the aggressor forces in the strictly paper part of the operation that in- volves wen. One paratrooper was killed in the drop, which was last night of- ficially announced as a brigade in men. Thirty-four were injured, including CoL Stanley Lar- son, yonthful commander of the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment. He suffered a broken hip. Seven jumpers received fractured legs and one a fractured back. Cpl. Andrew S. Mann, brother of Hrs. BtuaeS of Lakewood, N. J., was killed when his main chute failed to open. He was still frantically trying to open his reserve chute when he hit the ground after drop. 7-Minute Drop The brigade was dropped in sev- en minutes. Cargo planes followed 20 minutes later and jumped guns, tracks and other equipment. The mock atomic attack on the aggressor forces in the field was figured to have wiped out brigade headquarters, an infantry battalion of (some men, a rifle com- pany and the brigade's artillery, an estimated 750 men. For tactical purposes, the troops were "dead." Actually they were ordered "out of action" for a set period of time. The simulated atomic cloud that appeared in the sky was like the pictures you've seen of atom bomb ea Asked whether there was any precedent for his suit, McCarthy replied: "I know of none." McCarthy personally filed! th." suit in U. S. District Court her. and then called a news conference at the capitol to release copies of his complaint 20 Days to File Aniwer Under Federal Court rules, Ben- ton has 20 days in which to fil. an answer. McCarthy said he would serve as his own attorney "so I person- ally will be able to cross-examine" Benton. The complaint says McCarthy has been: "Seriously injured and damaged in his official capacity and in his profession, has been libeled, do- famed, held up to ridicule, dis- grace, scorn, obloquy, and has suf- fered injury to his good name and reputation, and has been specially damaged and injured in his official capacity and in his profession, in the eyes of the public, and among other members of Congress, among his constituents, among members of his profession, and among colleagues, assistants, employer and others." In alleging conspiracy, the com- plaint says Benton "has unlaw- fully and illegally combined and conspired with other persons, whose identities are at this time to the plaintiff (McCarthy) un- known, for the avowed purpose of injuring the plaintiff in the prac- tice of his profession and in the conduct of his office as a senator of the United States and for the unlawful purpose of unseating the plaintiff as a senator of the United States and depriving him of that office." Beara III Will At another point, the complaint alleges that Benton "bears ill will and malice" against McCarthy, and has "engaged in a campaign and scheme to injure" McCarthy and unseat him. It says that McCarthy "for a long period of time in the past and at present is engaged in the public- service of exposing Communists, fellow travelers and their collabo- rators inside and outside of the government service." And it says that Benton has "acted as a defense witness for persons attacked for security and other reasons, and has used every, means at command to protect persons who are bad security risks in the State Department and elsewhere." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. No" inporttnt change in temperature. lav tonijzht 18, high Thursday 36V LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today; Masomom, 38; minimum, noon, 37; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at son rises to- morrow at   

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