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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Tuesday, Warmer Tuesday Visit Your Schools During American Education Week VOLUME 52, NO. 226 SiX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 10, 1952 TWENTY PAGES TODAY Pressure On Ike Terrific By STEWART ALSOP Murray, CIO Boss, Dead; Post May Be Offered to Reuther SAN FRANCISCO Murray, who rose from an immi- grant Scots mine boy to become head of the CIO and one of the world's most powerful and respected labor leaders, died yesterday WASHINGTON President-elect 1 of a heart attack. Dwight 0. Eisenhower's plans for At 66 a veteran of half a century's work m labor's he Rightist Bloc Gains Ground in West Germany Middle of Road Christian Democrats Weaker in Election a worry-free and badly needed va- cation have been shattered, for a reason easily visible to the naked eye here in Washington. To an ex- j tent which has to be seeh to be believed, the government of the j United States, which has been in a j coma throughout the campaign- months, has now been seized with total paralysis. No one in the government has any real authority to make any de- cisions whatsoever. Meanwhile, de- cisions of immense importance, which have been filed and forgotten pending the outcome of the elec- tion, urgently need to be made. Thus there is very heavy pressure on the president-elect to assume responsibility before he assumes office. It is to Eisenhower's great credit that he has responded to this situa- tion as he has. Instead of simply letting the Truman Administration flounder along somehow (as Frank- lin D. Roosevelt let the Hoover Ad- ministration flounder) he has quick- ly agreed to a sort of tandem ar- rangement for restoring the gov- ernment's authority. Eisenhower representatives in the State and Defense Departments will fly dual- control, as it were, with the Tru- man-appointed officials, during the interim period before Eisenhower takes office. Plan Will Help j Neither Eisenhower himself nor j the representatives to the State and Defense Departments whom he names, of course, can take full responsibility for decisions, until Eisenhower is in fact President of the United States. Yet this tandem arrangement will at least restore some sense of direction to the gov- ernment. The representatives nam- ed by Eisenhower will not neces- sarily be his final choice for chiefs of the key departments, but Eisen- hower is expected to make known his final choice soon, almost cer- tainly before he goes to Korea. In short, circumstances are causin. was stricken in his sleep at San Francisco's fashionable Mark Hop- kins Hotel. His wife Elizabeth awoke to find him sprawled on the floor beside his bed. Twenty PHILIP MURRAY Labor Growing Restive Under Wage Controls By ROWLAND EVANS JR WASHINGTON W) There were indications today that organized labor is growing restive under con- tinued wage controls and might soon be willing to join those who think the wage-price program is outdated. No decisions have been made yet by top officials of the CIO and the president-elect, very soon after A'FL> But tte CIO is expected minutes later a physician pro- nounced him dead. A priest administered the last rites of the Catholic church. Funeral services will be held Thursday in Brookline, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Murray's body was put aboard a commercial airliner late yesterday. It was to be trans- ferred in Chicago to a Pennsyl- vania Railroad train, scheduled to reach Pittsburgh tomorrow. Although. Murray had not been in good health, his death came as a shock to friends, associates, and even his antagonists in some of the bitterest council table bat- tles between management and labor. Telegrams of condolence poured in from all sections of the coun- try from President Truman and high-ranking government of- ficials from William Green of the AFL and John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers from Ben Fairless of U. S. Steel and Ben Moreell of Jones and Laugh- lin. A thin, white-thatched man who never lost the faint Scots burr in his voice, Murray likewise never lost the ardor of trade unionism from his heart. Miner at 10 By RICHARD K. O'MALLEY FRANKFURT M and Fascist forces scored sharp gains and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's middle-road Christian Democrat party lost ground yesterday in local elections in three West Ger- man states. In Lower Saxony, British zone birthplace of the outlawed Nazi- like Socialist Reich party two former Nazi officials were named to public office. Adenauer's chief opposition, the Socialists (Social Democrats) held their own and gained slightly in some areas. Next Summer's Elections The voting was for local and district offices mayors and city and district councilmen in the British-occupied states of North Rhine Westphalia, Rhineland Pal- atinate and Uower Saxony. Though issues were largely local, observers watched the results for indications of what lies in store for Adenauer's government in next summer's national elections. Election officials said final re- sults probably would not be com- piled before late tonight, but the voting trends the swing to the right, losses for the Christiaff Dem- pocrats and some gains by the I established. 1 The rightist trend benefited A mine worker at 'the age of Adenauer's three-party government 10, he spent the night before his coalition, even if it didn't help the death at a meeting of his United Chancellor's party. The right-wing Steelworkers, whose presidency he I Free Democrat party sec- held concurrently with the presi-1 ond strongest in the Cabinet alii- Lodge and Dodge To Represent Ike dency of the parent CIO. I ance, picked up strength. the election, to begin to choose the key men who will deeply effect the future course of his administration. This was inevitable, but in some ways it is a pity that it should be so. The selection of a new cabinet is a most serious business. As President Truman nimself has rea- j went in'january( 195ii son to know; a bad choice can be, six montns after.the Korean War disastrous, "iet Eisenhower is now I But union spokesmen have to outline its views at its conven- tion starting next week in Los Angeles. Union labor has been one of the strongest advocates of the price j and wage controls program which labor's gains, promised "whole- some support to' any administra- tion that has in mind constructive measures for the common and defied "special groups" to take away labor's gains. While his advocacy of Roose- velt New Deal and Truman "Fair Deal" policies was well known, death sealed his position on future CIO politics. An early backer of Adlai Steven- (Continued on Page 4, Column 4) MURRAY Dr. Heim Draws Sentence of 4 Years in Prison ..._......._........_____ _ MINNEAPOLIS Russell he flatly refused to discuss individ- j ment modification would outweigh j R. Heim, Hennepin County coroner, ual appointments. Even now. not any loss incurred from an upward I today was sentenced to four years ly price movement which might fol- in a federal penal institution follow- placed in the position of making major and vitally important ap- pointments, under great pressure, consistently pleaded for tighter price controls and slacker wage regulations. j and with not much time for con-, _. sultation and discussion. i Labor Big Job Ahead j Some top labor figures-are now There was no discussion at all 1 believed to feel that if the whole of post-election appointments dur-1 program were scuttled organized ing the whole campaign period. Ei- j labor would profit: That any gain senhower was so determined to re-; from the rijht to negotiate wage main a "no deal" candidate, that I increases not subject to govern- There, he spoke with energy of) The Communists lost consider- able ground everywhere. Voting Returns The voting returns indicated that most of the votes previously polled by now-banned SRP went to the Refugee party This faction already has promised to dissolve once its members obtain damages they claim for homes they; "lost in the war. That would leave SRPs free to line up with whatever develops as a substitute for their own outlawed group. The radical rightwingers had burst out the day before the elec- tions with thousands of swastika- stamped leaflets asking the voters to boycott the polls and "patiently" await the return of Nazism. But the vote was heavy, with election officials estimating ballots were cast by 75 per cent of the 15 million eligible voters. The two former Nazis who won office were Wilhelm Schepmann, former chief of Hitler's brawling "SA" Brown Shirts, and Albert Gnade, once Nazi mayor of Got- tingen. This Is An Aerial View of the fantastic jumble of wrecked freight cars, Diesel locomotives, logs, newsprint and grain, that mark the spot at Cavour, Wis., where a Soo Line fast freight smashed head- on into a standing train. One engineer was killed and four other crewmen were injured. Rail offi- cials estimated damage at a million dollars, (AP Wirephoto) one of the men who lived virtually in Eisenhower's pocket during the low an end of price controls. months of the campaign has any real idea at all of whom Eisenhow- er will choose for the most import- ant posts. ing his conviction on 229 counts of One sign of labor's restlessness narcotics act violations, came last Friday, when, it was Heim was sentenced by U. S. noted, a labor member of the Wage District Judge Gimnar H. Nordbye i Stabilization Board asked the All they can offer is certain ra-; board to adopt a resolution recpm mending that Economic Stabilizer ther negative clues. On the basis of the personal relations between the two men, for example, certain astute Eisenhower advisers do not believe that New York's Governor Thomas E. Dewcy is necessarily a front runner for one of the key Roger Putnam exempt the West Coast shipping industry from all wage controls. This motion, made after the WSB refused to approve a 5 per cent wage hike agreed to between the Korean War Bride En Route to Britain SEOUL, Korea W) The first Korean war bride to leave for Britain was en route there today. She is Kim Chung Sung, 25. Her husband is Corp. Geoffrey Bacon met two years and were married last May. posts. Moreover, for what it is i Pacific Maritime Association and worth, other Eisenhower intimates the AFL Sailors Union, was de- believe that the relationship be-1 feated by industry and public tween Eisenhower and John Foster members of the WSB. All labor Dulles is not as close as would members present voted for it. normally be expected between a president and his secreiary of stats. Eisenhower is also quoted as re- marking that he did not want a "Wall Street man" in the Treasury, and that he would like to see a businessman in the Defense De- partment, which may offer some indication of his intentions. But trying to guess the presi- dent-elect's intentions at this point is a pretty fruitless business. What is really important is that Eisen- hower, after his tremendous per- sonal triumph at the polls, is poten- tially very much in the driver's seat where foreign and defense policy are concerned. Ho has a great opportunity to form a de- cisive, coherent policy, free of the sterile wrangling with Congress which has characterized the recent past. But Eisenhower is politically an inexperienced driver, and he is now being asked to start driving even before his seat is warm. Taft Seeks Post Moreover, as Sen. Robert A. Taft's reported decision to seek a place on the Foreign Relations Committee suggests, Eisenhower's position on the driver's seat may not go unchallenged for very long. In fact, who is really to do the driving in the next four years may well be determined in the first few weeks after January 20. In this situation, the relatively inexperienced Eisenhower will des- perately need, as his spokesmen in the major posts, men of great experience and real political in- fluence of their own. These men must be ready, willing, and able to insist on a real Eisenhower pol- Had the motion been adopted, requests for the exemption of other workers from wage control would likely have followed. n I'll Continue Fight Against Reds, McCarthy Declares PHOENIX, Ariz. Sen. Jo- seph McCarthy said Saturday he does not plan to let up in his cam- paign against Communists, He said he expects increased support from j the new Republican administration. Earlier Saturday the New York World Telegram and Sun said Mc- Carthy had declared in a telephone interview that he would concen- trate on graft and corruption in- stead of Communism when he re- turns to Washington in the 83rd Congress. McCarthy said the newspaper may have gotten a false impres- sion from the interview. "Any con- clusion that I shall not continue to interest myself deeply ii> the Communist menace is completely he said. "We've got a bigger job now. With control of the various com- mittees in our hands and a Repub- lican in the White House, we can wash the whole slate clean." McCarthy, who has several re- sort owner friends here, said he icy, and to resist the backward I would vacation in Phoenix for looking and cut-rate defense and three or four more days and then foreign policy which will certainly take a short fishing expedition be advocated by powerful Republi- cans on Capitol Hill. along the Gulf Coast before return- ing to Washington. after a jury convicted him Oct. 29. trial was offered to show that Dr. Heim had issued false prescriptions for narcotics and then sold them Nine-Year-Old Danny Wahle's plea that "a feller can't get along without his printed today on page one of the Louisville Courier-Journal, helped him find Laddie, missing since July. Boy and the, dog were overjoyed. Danny lives in Louisville, Ky. (AP Wirephoto to The Bepublican-Herald) Fire in Million Dollar Train Wreck Checked CAVOUR, Wis. Fire in the carbide spilled in Saturday's mil- lion dollar train wreck was brought under control today after an 18- hour fight, and Soo Line wrecking crews continued -efforts to clear debris from the right of way. The Cavour fire department con- tinued to stand by, backed up by forest ranger station firefighters, in case the inflammable material should ignite again and threaten a major blaze throughout the tinder dry northwoods. The dry carbide was spilled out of its drums early Saturday when one fast freight slammed into an- other before dawn Saturday, kill- ing an engineer, Fred LeGault, and injuring four other crewmen. Carbide bursts into flame when r reached by moisture, so the danger and the animal ran along a log of fire will remain here until all The boys, standing on a hillside the spilled chemical is removed. South Welcomes Needed Rainfall By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The East, the South and the Ohio Valley were chilled and wet today, and loved it. General rains (snow I in New England) gave at least temporary relief from the month- j long plague of forest and brush fires' that have blackened millions of acres in the eastern half of the nation. For some of the timberland, it was the first important precipita- tion in more than two months. The rains will allow exhausted forest rangers to rest, National Guardsmen drafted for emergency duty and civilian volunteers V.o go home. Hunting seasons will be One Shotgun Blast Injures Two Boys In Kellogg Mishap KELLOGG, Minn. pellets from a 410-gauge shotgun struck and seriously injured two Kellogg boys on a Sunday squirrel hunt with their father and a Kellogg teacher. Roland, 10, and Eddie Jim, 7, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Claire Hall, are in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, today, wounds in the head and upper chest, and Edward .has a "pene- trating wound" in the throat. Both boys were struck in an eye, and hospital authorities said this morn- ing extent of their eye injuries has not been determined. Their condi- tions were described as "good." The party of four was hunting squirrels in a ravine extending in- to Cooke's Valley, 2Vz miles west of here, when the mishap occurred. The father shot at a squirrel in a tree, and the animal fell wound- ed. John Metille, Kellogg High School teacher, shot at the squirrel Both have pellet above the ravine and out of the range of direct fire from the shot- gun, were struck by pellets from the gun ricocheting from the log. Francis Graner, neighboring snjp farmer, helped bring the boys from j 1947.48 the woods. They were rushed to the Wabasha Clinic and transfer- red immediately to Rochester. The Halls have two other children, Darlene, 6, and Carol Jean, 3. Metille, formerly of Winona, was graduated from Winona State Halleck, Martin Forces Clash For Speakership By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON UP) House Re- publicans hoping to carry a united majority into the 83rd Congress today faced the threat of an in- ternal fight over leadership. the GOP 80th Congress of would be carried over into the coming session, some influen- tial Republicans are talking about Pair Works to Assure Smooth Switch to GOP Millikin, Taft Supporter, Sits in On Conferences By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH AUGUSTA. Ga. LD President- elect Dwight D. Eisenhower's choice of Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge and Detroit banker Joseph M. Dodge for key pre-iiiauguration as- signments appeared today to as- sure them major posts in the new Republican administration. Eisenhower yesterday named the Massachusetts GOP senator his li- aison man to work with the ex- piring Truman administration in all federal agencies except one. To the Budget Bureau as his personal representative the general appsinted Dodge, a Republican with a long record of fiscal and j other service in the outgoing Bem- [.ocratic regime. Confer With Ike The team of Lodge and named after they and other GOP leaders conferred with the presi- dent-elect at his vacation head- quarters, plans to get to work this week. Lodge said he will start his liai- son assignment Friday, working out of his Washington Senate of- fice. Dodge reports to the Budget Bureau Wednesday. Both men told a news confer- ence they hope to have preliminary reports ready for Eisenhower when hs confer? at the White House next week with President Truman. That session, suggested by Truman, will deal with international and domes- tic problems as they relate to tha forthcoming change in administra- tions. Truman also had urged Eisen- hower to name liaison men. The President singled out the Defense and State Departments and the Budget Bureau, but Eisenhower designated Lodge to work with all federal agencies "where such liai- son may prove useful in facilitating the transfer of public business from the old to the new adminis- tration." Slated for Cabinet Lodge, defeated last Tuesday in his bid for a new Senate term, is regarded as a likely Eisenhower 1 choice for a cabinet post. He has been mentioned (or secretary of defense or secretary of state and the interim assignment the general a change. Rep. Joseph W. Martin Jr. ofj gave him underscored Die likeli- hood of a major post later. Eisenhower associates who asked Teacher CoUege in the spring of leck of Indiana was ieacners t-oiiege m tne spring 01, Con Massachusetts was speaker of the j not to named said there are House and Rep. Charles A. Hal- j strong indications Dodge will be stored in several states that ban- ned them because of the fire hazard. "The war is said Tennes- see's Adj. Gen. Sam Wallace, who will send guardsmen fire- fighters home today. Memphis, Tenn., got 1.67 inches of rain Sun- day. Arkansas' rainfall ranged up to Texarkana's 2.67 and Little Rock's 1.75. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Tuesday. Not quite so cold tonight, warmer Tuesday. Low tonight 24, high Tuesday 48. Low humidity continuing. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum 57; minimum 35; noon, 38; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today. Maximum, 40; minimum, 20; noon, 34; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wic. Cen. Observations) Max. temp. 38 at p. m. Sun- day, min. 16 at a. m. today. Noon scattered at feet, no ceiling, visibility 15 miles, wind 12 miles per hour from south, barometer 30.28 falling, hu- midity 81 per cent. Wiley Urges Ike To Send Envoy To U.N. Assembly lead- j named director of the er in the 80th Congress. that the job will take on more im- They have the inside track importance from a policy-making regain those posts in the new j standpoint than under the Demo- _ I Both Lodge and Dodge will serve But friends of Halleck are talk- as Uaison mcn unti, Jan4 20 m. ing about booming him for the auguration day Speakership and privately claim j A feature of yester- to have the backing of the Eisen-1 conference at Eisenhower's WASHINGTON Wiley (R-Wis) urged President-elect Eis- enhower Saturday to send a rep- resentative to the United Nations General Assembly quickly to back the American position on the Ko- rean truce talks. Wiley said in a statement the assembly is stalled because of un- certainty over Eisenhower's views on many key questions. He- said the American delegation, appoint- ed by President Truman, is re- garded as a lame duck group. Wiley, who is in line to become chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in new Senate, de- clared the greatest issue before the assembly is the Korean resolution, co-sponsored by the United States and 20 other nations. Ke said the resolution emphasizes support for the stand which our negotiators have taken on the Korean truce." The senator said he hopes Eis- enhower will convey directly or indirectly that "he fully, backs up the present Ameri- can position on that resolution and that he supports, as I am sure he does, our position that there must be no forcible repatriation of pris- oners at bayonet point." "Once Ike's position is made known on this point, the machinery for trying to bring about a Ko- rean trace can proceed again in high gear. "A vote can be taken and the burden will, then rightly fall upon the Soviet Union and Red Chini to review the U. N. resolution aud announce their future course of ac- tion with respect to it." hower forces. They claim that Hal- leck was an Eisenhower supporter j before the general won the GOP i nomination, while Martin's first choice was Gen. Douglas KacAr- thur. vacation retreat at the Augusta National Golf Club was the pres- ence of Sen. Eugene Millikin of Colorado, who supported Sen. Rob- ert A. Taft of Ohio for the GOP presidential nomination. President-Elect Dwigbt Eisenhower and his wife leave the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church where they attended services in Augusta, Ga., accompanied by the Rev. Massey M. Eeltzel The halo effect over Eisenhower's head is from overhead lights inside the church. (AP Wirephoto)   

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