Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Thunderstorms This Afternoon Cooler Tuesday SEND YOUR LETTERS BY AIRMAIL VOL. 52, NO. 102 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 16, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY Convention Packed For Taft By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON strategy for Chicago adopted by the forces of Sen. Robert A. Taft is now be- ing clearly revealed. It has no par- allel in the history of American national politics. But it is precisely the strategy by which the Ohio sen- ator stole would be a more accurate crucial Texas delegation. In brief, the Taft-controllcd Tex- as state executive committee used its power to decide contests, in order to pack the state convention with phony Taft delegates. The packed convention, meeting un- der the protection of heavily arm- ed deputies thoughtfully provided by the Taft leaders, then elected a pro-Taft temporary chairman, L. J. Benckenstein. i Benckenstein quickly ruled that! all the phony delegates could vote on all contests. The packed con-1 vention thereupon voted to legiti- j mize itself, and dutifully named a j pro-Taft delegation to the national convention at Chicago. It was just as simple as that. Obviously, if you can pack the hall with phony dele- gates, and you then let the phony j delegates vote that they are phony after all, you can control Two Dead in Area Accidents By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON (m Under the threat of a possible new Russian drive to split the West, United States officials start today a series of talks with British and French representatives on problems di- iding the three powers. Korea, Indochina and Germany are high on the list. And the talks get added urgency from the weekend disclosure that Moscow is assigning its chief dep- uty foreign minister, Andrei Gro- myko, to be ambassador to London. This looks to some officials like la major new Russian'move in the ony ST. PAUL U. S. Sen. Ed-1 cold more than likely, not ward J. Thye of Northfield, Minn., j one aimed at disrupting the U.S.- hrnl r'l Tivff IcH-TTVnWrtb Sen. Edward J. Thye Ed Thye Files For Re-Elecfion to U.S. Senate New Russian Drive to Split West Feared U.S., Britain And France Begin New Conference filed today for re-election to a sec- ond six-year term on the RepubH- any convention on earth. Two New Developments This is the way the Taft forces j can ticket. now expect to control the Repub-! Asserting that he is seeking re lican National Convention at Chi- election on his record Sen. Thye he has tried to On the one hand, the Taft-con-1 bnnS a moderate and balanced trolled Republican National Com- viewpoint to bear upon the issues raittee has nominated the Taft stal- and problems before the country' wart, Walter Hallanan of West i during his term in the Senate. Virginia, for the key post of tern-) "I have made decisions on the porary chairman. Putting an j basis of what seemed to me right avowed and open partisan of one of i and in the public interest, and not the candidates into this theoretical- j on a basis of expediency or parti- ly judicial post was once Sen. Thye said in a fil- without success, by the Pennsyl- vania gang in 1880. Even in 1912, ing statement. "I have tried to serve all the people, and not some Elihu Root was not an overt sup- faction or group or special inter porter of William Howard Taft. In! est-" short, the choice of Hallanan for Tne senator said he believes the temporary convention chairman is Republican party offers the best without precedent in Republican Program and that the best assur- history. ance of achieving the major needs On the other hand, the Taft-con-1 at time is to: trolled National Committee is even now at work, packing the conven- tion for Sen. Taft. The device being used is simple. The Taft managers have included a very special gimmick-rule in the provisional rules of the national convention. Under this gimmick-rule, the con- vention is to hear no contests ex- cept for delegates-at-large. Con- tests for district delegates are to be referred to the appropriate state organizations, for judgment in the states. Eyes on Two States The two states where there are 1. Develop a more forthright and effective foreign policy, coupled with a know-how in diplomacy that will enable America to prevent a third world war. 2. Put the nation's financial British-French alliance. France Wants More Aid Against this background, the Big Three powers will discuss, among other things: 1. France's desire for increased American help in carrying on its billion-dollar-a-year war in Indo- china. This was expected to be the main theme of conferences to be held by Jean LeTourneau, French minister for relations with the Indochinese States, who had an appointment with Secretary of State Acheson today. The French- man also is seeking to learn from State and Defense Department of- ficials how much assistance the United States will give in case of a massive Chinese Communist attack on Indochina. 2. .The conduct of Korean truce negotiations and the handling of -ommunist prisoners of war. These matters are expected to be taken up by the British defense minister, Lord Alexander, who is Gen. Dwight D. and Mrs. Eisen- hower, right, found something in the crowd after their arrival in Denver Sunday afternoon, but their granddaughter, Barbara Ann, wasn't so sure about it. Their grandson, David, wasn't impressed at all. He was intent upon looking at his great- grandmother, Mrs. Sheldon Doud of Denver, left, Mrs. Eisenhower's mother. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 2MIGsShoot Down Unarmed Swedish Plane STOCKHOLM, Sweden UP) An Force told of empty life rafts being unarmed Swedish military plane found about 95 miles off the Swed- Hokah Trucker Burns, Lake Citian Collision Victim Six Others Injured in Crash On Highway 35 Near Hager City A gasoline fire and a head-on automobile collision claimed the lives of two Winona area residents over weekend. Dead are: Ben Winskowski, 32, Hokah, Minn., truck driver who suffered fatal burns Saturday afternoon, six miles south of Hokah. Mrs. Emery Prigge, 26, Lake City, killed instantly when the automobile in which she was riding collided head-on with another car near Hager City, Wis., early Sunday. Six other persons were injured, none of them ser- iously, in the automobile accident on Highway 35. All were treated at a Red Wing hospital and released Sunday. Melva Miller, 20, Lake City Route 2 suffered a fractured arm ami is now a patient at the Lake City Hospital. Winskowski suffered severe burns over his body and died Sunday morning at a La Crosse hospital. Mrs. Emery Prigge Killed Instantly I Oil Man Dies in I Hokah Fire LAKE CITY, Minn. HOKAH, Minn. Mrs. Emery Prigge, 26, was kill- ed instantly about 1 a.m. Sunday and six others seri- ously when two ears collided head-on near Hager City, Wis. The Prigges were en route to I Red Wing and home at the time Sparks were believed to have set gasoline on fire at the Christ Bren- negan farm near here Saturday afternoon which resulted in the death of 32-year-old Ben Winskow- ski, Hokah resident. Winskowski, employed by the was shot down today by two Rus- j sian MIG-I5 fighters but its seven-1 man crew was- rescued later at in the area where the Catalina was attacked. expected here to see Defense Sec- isea by a German merchant ship, retary Lovett and other top Ameri- jtte Swedish Air Force command can officials next weekend. Alex-i ander is in Korea for a personal i Two the crew reported lland, apparently in vast combined t mi i lirriilnrlorl TVifi m on c-oiH fVioir VinM have reported Ike May Start Hitting Taft by Convention Time By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Dwight D. Eisenhower is edging slowly into the role of a fighting candi- date. He and Sen. Robert A. Taft may yet be slugging it out toe-to- toe for the Republican presiden- that hundr'eds'of "Russian jefsTsub" Itial nomination, marines and surface warships Two weeks of civilian campaign- have been operating in the Eastern j ing appear to have drawn the five- ana alter Demg treated at KedjPumgea unuugn a oaroea war. Baltic between Danzis and Fin- u u Wlng was taken to Lake City fence and jumped into a stock yaiui., ueiwetru .udiiAij, cuiu mi xtsr npnpral forthnr ntn i J r of the accident. Prigge had Just j Hokah Co-operative Oil Co., was occurred Ito about 3 p.m. when the Driving the second car, which I f're broke out. was headed east towards Bay City, Wis., was Wallace Wells, Prairie Island, Minn. Also in Car Hurt in the Prigge car were Fritz Wiebush, 21, Zumbro Falls, and Miss Melva Miller, 20, Lake He was in a granary at the time. Flames roared through the frame structure, setting Winskow- ski's clothes afire. A Human Torch Like a human torch, he ran City rout 2 Miss Miller suffered a fractured "reaming from the building, through a barbed wire ook at the situation. There has >een growing criticism in Britain of the way the Korean sector of .he struggle with Communism is isiana. The Texas and Louisiana organizations of National Commit- teemen Henry Zweifel and John E. Jackson are like very small, very exclusive, rather disreputable Taft- house in order by reducing ex- penditures, balancing the budget, lessening the national debt. 3. Give taxpayers relief from ex- cessive federal taxes. 4. Eliminate influence peddling and corruption in government. 5. Lessen economic controls and government interference with the free enterprise system. 6. Bring a renewed sense of con-, fidence and unity of spirit to the to discuss "These wounded. The men said they had exercises. been attacked seven times by the I The Air Force Announcement Russians. The plane, a slow flying unarmed being run, and the feeling has been j Catalina rescue boat, had been 'Diced that if Britain had had a I searching for a Swedish Air Force larger role it might have been run i transport missing since Friday better. jwith eight men aboard. It was Key Issues feared that this plane, too, had 3. How soon and under what I been downed by the Russians, who !are reported holding vast air-sea conditions the Western Powers to meet with Russia American people. j are the key questions to be an- Attorney General Burnquist filed swered in the preparation here as a candidate for re-election Sat- beginning early this week, of a riew move of Moscow on German uni- fication and peace. The Russians urday. A Republican, Burnquist has been attorney general since for.President clubs. In Texas, 1938. He served as governor from have f Mks The tnprp arf> fhlrtv.fwn rfictripf inoi -i____ i WpstPr P h i-airva, j.ne position that the Reds must first agree to a nation-wide political survey of Germany. Recently, how- ever, there have been indications there are thirty-two district dele- gates and six delegates-at-large; and in Louisiana there are eleven district delegates and four at- large. Thus the gimmick-rule al- lows Zweifel and Jackson to sit in judgment on forty-three out of the fifty-three delegates they them- selves have stolen. By this system, the preliminary packing of the Republican Nation- al Convention is to be easily ac- i complished. Hailanan is then to i march grandly to the rostrum, in j the Benckenstein manner, and de-' clare that all delegates on the temporary roll may vote on the convention's permanent rules. The permanent rules are of to 1921. He is 72 years old. Strike Ties Up Traffic on Busy Long Island Road ministers NEW YORK and Acheson goes to London in maneuvers off the Soviet Baltic coast. Sweden made a strong protest to Russia over the shooting down of the plane in the Baltic about 60 miles off the Estonian coast. It was received at the Swedish For- eign Office by Soviet Ambassador Constantin Rodionov. Angry Swedes who had gathered outside the Soviet Embassy jeered Rodionov. News that the men had been res- the French and perhaps the British cued spread joy throughout Stock- thought a meeting of Big Four of-j holm. Previous reports to the Air ficials might be held anyway. 4. A review of the whole range of Allied difficulties, undoubtedly including the Korean, Russian- German and Indochinese as well as other problems. This is expected to be held by the British, French and American foreign gave this account: The Catalina's pilot reported at a.m. that he was being at- tacked and would try to return to his base. He said he then was about 30 miles northwest the Russian-held island of Hiiu (That report indicated the plane was about 60 miles west of the coast of prewar Estonia, now part of the Soviet Union, and about 110 miles east of the Swedish Coast.) Another Swedish aircraft report- ed seeing the Catalina at a.m. flying low in a westerly direction. The report gave a position indi- cating the plane then was about 30 miles west of the point at which the pilot had said he was attacked. star general much farther into the active battle for the nomination than he expected when he first returned from Europe. Some of Eisenhower's associates are predicting that before the end of another week he will abandon his already strained "no personal- ities" rule and will be striking out directly at Taft, his chief rival. No-Deal Candidates Already, his aides say, the gen- eral came closer in a Saturday night speech in Detroit than ever before to becoming the battling candidate they want to see in ac- tion. In that speech Eisenhower la- beled himself a "no-deal" candi- thrust at Taft's maneuvers Two years ago a U.S. .Air Force to control the machinery of the Privateer aircraft disappeared in the same Baltic area. The Rus- sians later admitted their fighters downed it. engineers struck today against the Long Island Rail Road, almost im- little more than a Week. Western uneasiness developed course to include the gimmick- rule, giving Jackson, Zweifel and 300.000, daily riders. the others like them the power to Members of the Brotherhood of legitimize their stolen district dele- Locomotive Engineers (indepen- gates. The convention's faked ma- i dont) started to leave their jobs jority is to -approve the gimmick-] shortly after 3 a.m. rule. With four out of five of the j Scarcely an hour later, the rail- phony Southern delegates thus pad announced, "All train service seated "under the the con- 1 is suspended until further notice." vention is to hear the remaining j Commuters were expected to contests for delegates-at-iarge. And Hallanan will rule that the phony j subways and buses in an effort to delegates already seated by the i to their jobs in New York City. phony majority can vote on these few remaining contests; and so the phony majority will perpetuate it self and gain full control. Steamroller Ready Such is the blueprint, which is so clear that it might as well be posted on the public noticeboards. What Sen. Taft's father did in 1912 looks pale and almost prim compared to this design for a steamroller prepared by his son's managers. It is hard to believe that when the final test comes, Sen. Taft will chose to use the steamroller his managers have designed and built for him. Quite aside from the sen- ator's reputation for sterling hon- esty, there is the practical politics of the problem. The steamroller may get the senator the nomina- tion. But the nomination will hardly be worth very much after the scenes that will be enacted in Chi- cago, before the watching eyes of the entire American electorate, if mediately halting one' of the na- i Quickly over the London assign- tion's busiest passenger lines with I ment of Gromyko, one-time Soviet i envoy to Washington. Officials here said this placed a Soviet diplomat of more than ordi- nary prestige and influence in a key Western European capital They thought it unlikely the Rus- sians would make such a move simply as part of a routine re- shuffling. While it was possible Gromyko was simply being booted out of the Foreign Office, the importance of the assignment and the state of political relationships among the Western Allies at this time made it seem _ that he was hand-picked I highways and overcrowded The strike, which was rumored for the last few weeks, stems from the application of the National Railroad Agreement of last May 23 to the Long Island. More Trouble For users of the bankrupt rail- road, the walkout was the latest in a series of wrecks, snowstorms, breakdowns and other troubles which have plagued the line. Michael E. McMahon, brother- hood grievance committee chair- man fpi- the Long Island, issued the strike call to 360 engineers and motormen shortly before midnight last night. He said the union had "about 131 grievances" and that "nothing has been done in a couple of years to alleviate these." A company spokesman, at the strike deadline, issued a statement describing the strike as "wholly unauthorized, a clear violation of the National Railway Labor Act." He said the company has re- quested the National Railroad me- the steamroller goes into action as j diation Board to advise President ,now planned. Truman of the dispute. for an important task. United Front One of the chief elements of these political relationships is that, while the Western Powers have succeeded in completing plans for an alliance with Western Germany and have presented as govern- ments a united front in the Korean negotiations, they have done so in some instances at the cost of in- creasing popular criticism at home. Moreover, it is a presidential election year in the United States and various' foreign pob'cy ques- ions have arisen in campaign lebates. This situation has been created >y the attacks of the Aneurin Sevan faction of the Labor party on the British government's co- operation with the United States and the whole costly business of building up Western defenses and in the conduct of the Korean War. GOP convention opening in Chi- cago July 7. Having kissed babies, ridden bareheaded in parades, signed, munuy sue was autographs and accepted carved Albany April 27, 192S, and had hospital where she still is a patient. I Riding with Wells were his wife I and Mrs. Clara Buck, 34, Prairie Island, I blazing inferno and Brennegan All six were taken to a Red Wing j and Ed Lonkowski had difficulty The water was turned hospital for treatment and were re- leased later Sunday. Pierce County Coroner Ralph Winberg, Ellsworth, investigated the fatality and said no inquest would be held. He called the death accidental. Traffic Officer Ed Mil- ler, Ellsworth, also investigated. Mrs. Prigge was riding in the front seat with her husband. She wiis not thrown from the car. Both machines swerved into a ditch along the road, however. City is located across the. river from Red Wing and _ the Prigges were returning to Minne- sota via Highway 35, en route to Lake City. Survived By. Family Mrs. Prigge was the former Dor- getting Winskowski's body from the tank. Charles Graf, passing by, took the critically burned truck driver immediately to La Crosse, where he died early Sunday morning. Burns covered every inch of his body from the neck down, accord- ing to reports. Brennegan said Winskowski came out of the gran- ary with his hands protecting his face. The farmer tried to trip Win- skowski and roll him in the grass, in an attempt at extinguishing the flames. Winskowski broke away, however, and plunged through fence. Arm, Face Burns wooden elephants, Eisenhower has come a long way from the attitude he expressed in Europe. There he said if the American people wanted him they knew where to find him. The next step, some of his ad- visers say, will be to join per- sonally in the hue and cry his campaign managers have raised about what they call the theft of delegates by the Taft forces in Texas and other states. The general hadn't got that far in a Detroit news conference yes- terday. He said all he knew about othy Gnotke, daughter of Mr. and j Brennegan, 42, suffered arm and Mrs. Frank Gnotke of this com- j face burns as a result of trying born at WestI to stop Winskowski. He is a pa- tient at a La Crosse hospital now, Jived in this area all her life. She is survived by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Sim- but is not in serious condition. Firemen from Hokah and Brownsville combined efforts and one; a brother, Ernie and a sister, managed to save other farm build- this was papers. The Crost Locates approximate area in eastern Baltic Sea where an unarmed Swedish military plane was shot down today by two Russian MIG fighters. The seven-man crew of the plane was picked up at sea by a German merchant ship, the Swedish Air Force announced. The pilot had reported by radio' that he was 30 miles northwest of the Russian-held island of Hiiu, under- lined, when he was attacked. The plane, a slow-flying Catalina, had been searching for a Swedish Air Force transport with eight aboard that had been missing since Friday. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) what he read in the Welcome Fight Taft backers generally will wel- come a knock-down fight with Ei- senhower, believing the Ohio sen- ator is more adept at that kind of politics than the general. Compared with the smooth op- eration of Taft's well-trained po- itical aides, the Eisenhower cam- paign still bears the aura of an amateur performance. Nobody is quite certain what is going to iap- >en, or where, Eisenhower himself makes it ilain he isn't used to doing many if the things DOW required of him and doesn't like some of them. He regards it as a chore to have to make speeches, particularly those vith prepared texts. The general has found he isn't his own boss any more. Although he has been briefed ex- tensively since his return, he still isn't familiar with political details. He didn't know, for instance, that- Secretary of Defense Lovett and John J. McCloy, high commission- er in Germany, are Republicans. Despite these difficulties, Eisen- hower's managers think that since his return from1 Europe he has done about everything that could be' asked of him to push along his quest for enough delegates to get the Domination. Mrs. Ernest Burfind, Lake City. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. at St. John's Lutheran Church here, the Rev. T. H. Albreeht officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Friends may call at the Roschen Funeral Home here Tuesday after- noon and evening, Wednesday from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. and at the church prior to the service. Pallbearers will be: Hugo Deth- loff, Ed Brunkow, Herb Anderson, Orville Clare, Ralph O'Brien, Ro- bert Beckman. Red Chinese Burn 100 Lepers, Claim ROME Communists recently burned to death about 100 lepers of the Hingchuang (Yunnan) leprosarium, the Fides Catholic news agency reported today. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Local thunderstorms late this afternoon, following by clearing and cooler to- night. Tuesday fair and cooler and less humid. Low tonight high i Tuesday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 93; minimum, 69; noon, 85; precipitation, .10. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: ings. Lost, however, were a tract- or and other farm machinery stor- ed in the building. Winskowski was transferring fuel from his truck to a tank inside the granary at the time. Fire De- partment officials believe the noz- zle hit the tank, created sparks and set the gasoline afire. Born at Holdingford, Minn. March 31, 1920, son of Frank and Anna Winskowski, he lived near Park Rapids most of his life. On Sept. 12, 1941 he was induct- ed into tie Army, and served over- seas, being wounded at Kwajelein. He received his medical discharge Dec. 11, 1944. Married in 1747 He married Agnes Reynolds of Park Rapids Feb. 22, 1947. They moved to Hokah Sept. 14, 1949. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Shannon, A, two broth- ers, Aloys and Walter, Park Rap- ds; five sisters: Rose, Emily, Martha, Dalthene, Mary of Park Rapids. The Rosary will be said at the Potter Funeral Home today at ).m. at Caledonia. The body will 36 taken Tuesday to Park Rapids, Maximum, minimum, 74; noon, 78; precipitation, .06; sun sets at sun rises tomorrow at Additional Weather on Face 15 funeral services win be held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Several members of the Hokah American Legion post will attend the funeral to assist in graveside firing squad rites. Arabian King Father 64th Time, Report CAIRO, Egypt news- paper Al Akhbar reported today that Saudi Arabia's King Ibn Sand, 75, has become a father for the 64th time.