Winona Republican Herald, November 13, 1952

Winona Republican Herald

November 13, 1952

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Warmer Tonight, Possibility of Showers Friday VOLUME 52, NO. 229 SIX CSNTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 13, T952 Visit Your Schools During American Education Week TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Crash Fatal to Salesman Two Young Playmates who were with Billy Arch, 4, when he slipped into the Rainy River at International Falls Tuesday, watch as authorities drag the river for the boy's body. They are Gary Fitch, 6, left, and Kenneth Turnquist, 5. The dragging operation continued today. (AP Wirepboto to The Republican-Herald) MAILMEN TOO NOISY Judge Cracks Down On Salt Lake Crew SALT LAKE CITY S. District Judge Willis W. Hitter started a one-man noise abatement campaign yesterday to halt a rack- et in a federal building mail room which he said sounded like a bowl- ing alley." To enforce his desire for quiet, the judge had Postmaster David R. Trevithick and 25 postal employes hauled into court. To Trevithick he gave a lecture. Supervisor Francis Newman got a fine, suspended, and 24 other workers were cited for contempt. Handling of mail was held up. for an hour. All concerned promised to do their best to be quiet, but Post- master Trevithick indicated he had some misgivings. Said he: "My sworn obligation under the law is to move the mails as ex- peditiously as possible with the fa- cilities at my disposal. The condi- tion which all this is about has existed for 20 years and is part of the basic structure of the build- ing." A civil trial was in progress be- fore Judge Ritter when the noise "like a bowling alley" came from directly beneath the courtroom. He directed the bailiff and deputy U. S. marshals to investigate and put a stop to the racket. "The noise seemed to get Judge Ritter recalled later when questioning Lester E. Peter- son, clerk in charge of the mail handling room which was glutted with an accumulation of mail from Tuesday's Armistice Day holiday. Mail handlers and supervisors were hauled into court from the work floor a few at a time until the processing of mail and, the ceased. Peterson then explained the Heim Resigns Coroner Post In Hennepin Co. MINNEAPOLIS Dr. Russell R. Heim Wednesday night quit as Hennepin County coroner. His letter of resignation came 48 hours after the county board had asked for it by resolution Monday, the day Heim was sentenced to four years in prison for federal narcotics law violations, Dr. Heim still was in jail here, apparently unable to raise the bond set by Federal Judge Gunnar Nordbye who passed sent- ence. In his resignation by letter, Dr. Heim thanked the county commis- sions for their kindness and co- operation while he was associated with them. The board meets Nov. 24 to select Heim's successor as coroner. Until then, Dr. R. G. who had served as Heim's deputy, is Burglar Phones Police for Help 'MILWAUKEE Milwaukee burglar had to telephone police for help Wednesday night. Police Operator Robert Coffey took the call: "I've cut myself up and broken my the voice said. "I'm lying on the floor in a second of- fice and I need help bad." "Are you working :fey asked. answered the caller, "I've broken into the place." An ambulance and a squad car were dispatched and police found j the 26-year-old burglar lying in a I blood spattered office. He had suf- fered a probable ankle fracture when he entered a window and jumped 10 feet to the floor; then he slashed his wrist in punching the glass out of a door. After treatment he was hospital- ized as a police prisoner. Humphrey Urges Democrats to Welcome Morse By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON Sen. Hum- said today Demo- cratic senators should welcome Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon into their party caucus if he wants to come. Morse, turning against President- elect Dwight D. Eisenhower during the presidential campaign, quit-the Republican party to support Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois, the Democratic nominee, and declared himself an independent. Whether Republican senators will take reprisals against Morse in the new Senate convening Jan. 3, possibly depriving him of his pres- ent choice committee assignments, is uncertain. Morse now holds places on the Armed Services and Labor Committees. New Deal; Leader U.S. Warplanes Pour Bombs on Entrenched Reds South Koreans Mop Up Around Pinpoint Hill By WILLIAM BARNARD SEOUL warplanes to- day poured flaming jellied gaso- line, bombs and machine gun fire on entrenched Chinese Reds in the Sniper Ridge-Triangle Hill area on Korea's bleak Central Front. Victorious South Korean infantry- men, meanwhile, mopped up Red remnants around Pinpoint Hill, dominant height on blood-soaked Sniper. The Republic of Korea ROK troops recaptured Pinpoint Wednesday in a heroic artillery-1 supported charge. I Allied mortar and tank fire I chopped up three small Red infan- j try probes against Allied positions at Jackson Heights, south of Iron-1 horse Mountains on the Central Front. Elsewhere along the 155-mile battleline, action today was con- j I fined to. patrol skirmishes. j AP war correspondent John Ran-1 dolph, on the Central Front, re-! ported no further Chinese attacks on Pinpoint. Tunnels Caves But Chinese Communists were still dug in the Yoke, a maze of tunnels and caves at the northern end of Sniper that has been the key to firm control of that ridge. It was from those caverns that the Reds spewed reinforcements Tuesday, when they drove the South Koreans off Pinpoint. Wed- nesday's ROK charge, successful in regaining Pinpoint for the 14th time in the 31-day battle for the Kumhwa 'Ridges, failed to dislodge the Communists from the Yoke. Washington's weekly casualty re- port reflected the cost of the re- cent heavy fighting. The De- fense DepartflJent reported U. S. battle casualties for the week endpd last Friday. It was the larg- est weekly list of the year. The list included 266 killed, bringing the war's total of killed Its Front End Ripped Loose, as if with a giant can-opener, this car is being towed away after a fatal traffic accident at Dakota Wednesday night. The driver, a 32-year-old La Crosse salesman, died at the Winona General Hospital this morning of injuries suffered when the car plunged over a steep bridge embankment. (Republican-Herald photo) Humphrey, a leader of the "New I in action to It brought the Deal-Fair Deal" wing of the Demo-1 total of all miss- cratic party, told a reporter the ing, and wounded-to Democrats should throw open the I Torrid Streams door to Morse. I North Korean Communists at- On the other hand, Humphrey I tacking U. N. positions on the East- said that Deriocratic senators ern Front last night found them- itL__ ._ ii__ colvpc hv fnrrin streams t_ JVA v ciu jit noise came mostly from mechan-1 holding the ically operated doors on two freight elevators and from floor trucks with metal casters used to move the heavy mail bags about. Two mail handlers, followed by supervisor Newman and an offi- cer walked into court. Each of the handlers dropped a bulky package to the floor, interrupting a wit- ness. Newman incurred his suspended fine when he accepted responsibil- ity for the package dropping, ex- plaining the packages contained stamped envelopes for which he personally was responsible. The judge described the noise as "intolerable" and distracting to ev- eryone in the then said: "Of course the U. S. court can- not suspend operation of tile post- office. .and, we cannot suspend operation of the court. That is why I have a proposal to make to see if the postoffice cannot be run with less noise. "Some of the noise sounds to me like a careless, reckless, slam- ming, banging of packages." Sen. Bridges Sees No. Tax Cut Before '54 CLEVECAND Sen. Bridges ranking minority member 01 the Senate Appropriations Com- mittee, says tax- reductions are not likely before 1954. In an interview Wednesday nigbt, he said the new Republican Con- gress should be able to balance the budget next year, but tax cuts will not come until the following year. Bridges is in line for chairman- ship of the important committee. 'turn their backs on the national party ticket also ought to receive their less preferential treatment. The matter of reprisals against Democrats who "supported the op- position" should be considered in connection with committee assign- ments, Humphrey said, at the caucus of Democratic senators early next year. Plenty of Strays Senator-elect Price Daniel of Texas, a Democrat who had Re- publican endorsement, campaigned openly for Eisenhower. Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Virginia Democratic lead- er, stopped short of urging Eisen- hower's election but he disavowed the Stevenson-Sparkman ticket. In Nevada Sen. Pat McCarran, another veteran Democrat, worked for the re-election of Republican Sen. George Maione and also ex- selves blocked by torrid streams of flaming napalm. An Allied staff officer said the Eighth Army troops probably had drums of na- Ike-Truman Talks Set for Tuesday Bandit Caught After Shooting Milwaukee Cop MILWAUKEE bandit who shot and wounded a policeman while escaping from the scene of a holdup early today was appre- hended half an hour later at Coun- ty Emergency Hospital where he sought aid for a self inflicted gun j portediy-''w'ill steer clear of any General Will Avoid Policy Commitments By MARVIN L. ARROWSM1TH AUGUSTA, Ga. W) President- elect Dwight D. Eisenhower re- shot wound in his leg. Robert Stockman, 22, admitted the holdup of the Club Mil- waukeean, where Patrolman Ray- mond Bednarek was wounded. He said he shot himself accidentally while fleeing from the scene. I policy commitments to President Truman when they confer at the White House. Eisenhower associates who asked not to be named said his role at the conference will be mainly that of a listener, although'they em- Bednarek and Patrolman Ed- phasized that he agrees with the President that the session will amount to a demonstration of Am- erican unity. The White House announced yes- ward Bauer said they were walk- ing past the night club on their way to a restaurant when Bed- narek noticed the .night club's door was open. Bednarek stopped to in- vestigate and was shot in the left side when he ran into the bandit who was just leaving. Bednarek followed the bandit outside, but the man Bauer heard the shot from the taurant and came to Bednarek's aid. terday that the Eisenhower-Tru- man meeting has been set for 2 p.m. (EST) Tuesday. In proposing the meeting last week, the President said it would About a.m., Stockman en- tered the emergency hospital. He said he had accidentally shot him- self in the leg. Hospital authori- changed barbed Stevenson. remarks with palm on their defense lines and de-1 ties called police. Stockman admit- tonated them when the enemy ap- j ted the holdup and a number of preached. other recent robberies in Milwau- The weather was the best to-1 kee, police said. day in three days, but a cloud cov-' er still shielded most of North Ko- rea from tacks. really effective air at- Gifts for War Victims MANILA world-wide drive to collect Christmas packages for civilian war victims in South Ko- rea has been launched by the Phil- ippine Junior Chamber of Com- merce. Packages collected by Jaycee chapters will be shipped to Tokyo headquarters of the or- ganization rea. for forwarding to Ko- Bricker Asks About Leaks on Aleric "Duffy" Cockrane, 15, of Campellford, Ont., proudly displays the four bears and a deer he bagged while hunting north of Marmora, Ont. The fifth bear shown was shot by his father. "Duffy" said that he sat by a deer run alone and the animals crossed his path. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) WASHINGTON A Republi- can senator wants to kno_w wheth- er the mid-Pacific atomic from which have erupted unoffi- cial reports of what some claim was the world's first H-bomb ex- tight secrecy rules and, if so, whether they were en- forced. Sen. Bricker, a member of .the Senate House Atomic Committee, told a reporter from his home at Columbus, 0.: "I will want any explanation of whether the tight security secrecy was if so, whether these anonymous reported eye wit- ness accoums indicate that secur- ity was not properly enforced. 'All these published accounts escaped. 'help achieve an orderly transition from the old administration to the new. He mentioned a need for dis- cussion of world problems. Shares Hope Eisenhower replied that he shared Truman's hope "that we may present to the world an Amer- ican unity in basic issues." Over the weekend, the President- elect's headquarters put out a statement which said in effect that any pre inauguration conferences with Truman administration offi- cials would in no way bind the President-elect as to Republican policy. The statement was intended to make it clear, the general's associ- ates said, that any policy decisions before inauguration would be the responsibility of the out-going administration. Eisenhower reportedly feels i strongly that it would be a mistake [for him to deal in any other way at Tuesday's either the international or the domestic fields. Eisenhower, meanwhile, is seek- ing a cross section of Republican leaders' views on the Korean War situation in advance of his trip to the war zone. That is -one of the major pur- poses of a series of conferences the general will hold, starting with a session at his vacation retreat here tomorrow with Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. To Call on Leaders GOP congressional leaders will be among those on Eisenhower's calling list when he returns to his New York headquarters next week. Aides said the President-elect wants to talk over the Korean A Former Winonan, Mrs. El- la D. Norris, will be 100 years old Nov. 30, but she still walks to her neighborhood market in Los Angeles, Calif., for her daily shopping. She lives alone, does her own cooking, clean- ing and ironing and is active in club work. The mother of Dr. Frank M. Norris, an active dentist here until recently, Mrs. Norris left Winona about 25 years ago. (AP Wirepboto to The Republican-Herald) may indicate that someone slipped problem with Dewey, and possibly a cog oil enforcing security regu-1 some Congress members, before he lations." Bricker said he will be in Wash- ington next week to demand an of- ficial explanation. He said he will decide then whether to seek an in- vestigation. Eyewitness accounts of the cur- rent tests at Eniwetok Atoll, most- ly from sailors aboard task force ships, have been widely published in the nation's press during recent days. Youths Throw Red Official in Swamp BERLIN (Si The West Berlin newspaper Nacht Depesche told a story today of a highly unpopular Communist official who was thrown into a swamp twice in. one day. In a dispatch from Halle, the newspaper said four youths threw the Red into a deep swamp and left him to drown. Two workmen came by, pulled him out, recogniz- ed him, and threw him back. Three of the six involved fled to West Berlin. The other three are to be tried on charges of attempted murder, the paper said. confers with Truman. Dewey, who will arrive here by plane about noon tomorrow, visited the Korean battlefront in 1951. Eisenhower pledged during the campaign that if elected he would go to Korea in an effort to find some way to an honorable peace. Among those the general plans to see in New York before de- parting are Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, chairman of the Senate GOP policy committee, and Sen. Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin, who is slated to become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Com- mittee when the Republicans take over control of Congress in Janu- ary. House leaders also will be consulted. Eisenhower plans to end his va- cation Sunday or Monday. Blind Beggar Likes Music While Working OWENSBORO, Ky. Mi-Sitting beside a blind beggar here as he spends the day on the sidewalk is a large, handsome portable radio playing the latest popular tunes. House Probers Told How Reds Grabbed Poland WASHINGTON UP) A .former top Polish leader who escaped from Red Poland describes for House investigators today how Rus- sia consolidated control over k's country at the end of World War II. Stanislaw Mikoiajczyk, former prime minister of the Polish gov- ernment in exile, has been called by a special House committee Polish leaders at Katyn Forest, Western Russia, in 1940. The committee contends the Rus- sians committed the mass killings to carry out long-range plans for a sovietized Poland. The group now is probing charges, voiced by some committee members, that Ameri- can officials suppressed informat- tion linking the Soviets with the crime to avoid antagonizing them during the war. The Russians contend the killings I were carried out by German Nazis. Committee members questioned Sumner Welles, former under- secretary of state, and W. Averill Harriman, former ambassador to Moscow, at length Wednesday. Committee members said the ques- tioning was on what they said were efforts of American officials to suppress reports on Katyn. Welles said that, as undersecre- tary of state, be "never suppressed anything." La Crosse Man Dies of Injuries After Car Tips Fort Believes Auto Sailed Through Air For Nearly 150 Feet DAKOTA, Minn. (Spe- A 32-year-old La Crosse salesman was fatally injured here Wednesday night when his car spun out of control and hurtled a dis- tance of 480 feet off High- way 61 into the dense under- brush of a rock-studded creek bed. John L. Fox, 2156 Market St., La Crosse, the driver and only occupant of the car, died at the Winona General Hospital at a.m. to- day about 4Vi hours after he had suffered internal injuries and multiple fractures in the crash. Employed as a salesman for Minneapolis liquor distributing firm, Fox was driving south on Highway 61 en route to his home at La Crosse when the accident occurred at p.m. Sheriff George Fort found that the car went into the death crash after veering off the highway near the crest of a slight hill near the south limits of the village. Culvert The car slid along the highway shoulder for a distance of 100 feet, the sheriff said, before it struck a culvert at the intersection of a sideroad with the highway. Upon hitting the culvert the car apparently rolled over, the sheriff explained, but righted and skiddod diagonally across the high- way toward a concrete bridge abut- ment. The automobile didn't strike the bridge but traveled across the shoulder on the left side of the highway and plunged over the 20- foot embankment. The sheriff found no wheel mirks down the grMf of the steep ditch it is be- lieved that the car flew through the air for almost ISO feet before striking the south bank of the creek. The automobile apparently struck hood-first against the bank, was flipped over by the force of the impact and slid a short dis- tance through the undergrowth be- fore it came to rest. Near the spot where the car hit the creek bank, one of the doors i was torn off as the diving car side- swiped a tree. Hurled Out of Car Sheriff Fort said that he believes that at this moment Fox was hurl- ed out of car. When residents the village ar- rived at the crash scene, Fox was lying in the underbrush about 15 feet east of the demolished auto- mobile. There were several eyewitnesses of the crash. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Waas and their 19-year-old daughter, Patricia. Waas said that he and his fam- ily were preparing to go tc< bed a few minutes before 10 p.m. when they heard a noise on the highway. The Waas home is situated on the hill near the spot whete the Fox car went out of control. "We looked out the window and saw a cloud of dust near the Waas recalled. "Then, for just a moment, we saw this car upside down on the road. "There was all of that dust and we only saw the car briefly and then it Waas con- jtinued. Waas said that there had been a number of trucks passing by the highway and his first fears were that a truck-car crash had occurr- ed. He went immediately to the (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) CRASH WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona aad cloudiness and warmer tonight. Friday mostly cloudy with possi- bility of light showers in afternoon, turning colder Friday nigbt. Low tonight 38, high Friday 60. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 ro. today: Maximum, 63; minimum, 36; noon, 54; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wis. Central Observations) Max. temp. 59 at p. m. Wednesday. Min. 35 at a. m. today. Noon readings clouds broken at feet, ceiling feet, "visibility eight miles, bar- ometer 29.78 falling, wind eight miles from southeast, humidity 72 per cent ;