Winona Republican Herald, November 19, 1952

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 19, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Clearing, Colder Tonight, Slightly Warmer Thursday 'Pick a Present' Want Ad Section Starts Next Monday VOLUME 52, NO. 234 Glorious Flings SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MOVEMBER 19, 1952 TWENTY-TWO Retired Millionaire Outlives Money MONTGOMEEY, Ala. UP) A million dollars in the time and the inclination to spend it. That was the happy prospect that confronted Thomas Linton McCul- lough when he retired at 75. So McCullough, a large cotton plantation owner, set out on one last glorious fling. Not a thing in the world to worry about. Life on a lavish scale with big-time money flowing like wind through his fin- gers to back up the jaunt! All the money he wanted or needed (so he thought) for the last gleaming whirl. When he reached 80, he went off for another "last this time by plane to Mexico and South Am- erica. It lasted three long good years. When he got back to the United States, still time on his hands and money stacked in the bank for another "last fling." And another. And still Each time Mc- Cullough expected death to tap him on the shoulder, but each time when he tickled death along its bony rib, as the phrase goes, death stepped aside and left time for yet another last fling. And another one after that. Then one day the startling real- ization for McCullough that he had time but no money left. Sixteen months ago the last thin trickle of the million dollar for- tune had slipped away, and Mc- Cullough faced life a S50 a month old age pension. No money, but no regrets, either! "My one mistake was that I outlived my McCullough said not so long ago, "But it's an I error I'm going to go on making I just as long as I can." I At long last, of course, death ihad its day. When McCullough died Monday he was 97. To the very end he [said he had no regrets about the iway he had spent his fortune. 100-Man Posse Seeks Two Lost Deer Hunters Two Other Missing Hunters Found, Two More Wounded Ike Keeps Road Open Iowa Woman, 60, 5 Days in Wreck HAMBURG la wv-A 60-year-old grandmother lay seriously injured and helpless for five days and nights in the wreckage of a car con- cealed in a weeded gully beside a busy highway. She had a broken left hip, broken left arm, several fractured ribs and was suffering severe shock. Thousands of cars sped by but no one spotted her. Her only food was a few pieces of fudge and her only drink a little 'rain water and a bottle -of boric acid solution. Throughout the 120-hour ordeal, between spells of unconsciousness, the prayed desperately. And then, by chance, a highway i grader operator saw the wrecked I i car from his high cab. "I just V OSiS IXCY happened to look back for some said Jack Kraschel. I Condition Good I Today, Mrs. Glen McKnight of IO UtlVJljISl St. Joseph, Mo., lay in a Hamburg TODAY Defense >sts Key By JOSEPH ALSOP PARIS Even the White House will hardly make Presi- hospital. Doctors said her con- dition was "remarkably good." They said it was "a case for the medical books." I Mrs. McKnight was driving from dent-elect Eisenhower forget his 1st. Joseph, Mo., to Bronson, la., own greatest postwar achievement, last Thursday when she appar- vv-ru r- ontlir Inct rnnfrfil nf hpr par on a More than any other man, he laid the foundations of the defense cf the West in Europe. Consequently, one suspects he will be rather specially and personally interested in the completion of the structure that he started. How this structure is to be com- whether it is to be the question involved in a planning and policy crisis that ently lost control of her car on a curve of U. S, Highway 275 three miles north of Sidney, la. The car plunged down a 40-foot embank- ment and overturned against a culvert. Her injuries and a seat cushion on top of her prevented her from reaching the light switch or horn to attract attention of passing motorists. When Kraschel reached her yes- terday, she exclaimed: "Thank God! I am sure glad lie sent some- now looms ahead. The crisis will one to find me." officially begin on Dec. 15, when Krasche; said, "She grabbed my the leaders oi the NATO nations i hand and held on to it tight and will meet in Paris to agree on next then asked me for water. She told year's .defense plans. But the out- me she had 'not suffered a bit. lines of the crisis are already very j She is really some woman. i Cold as ice Adopted Program i Dr. Ralph Lovelady of Sidney Last February, at Lisbon, the was called to the scene and re- partner nations at NATO at length Ported "She was as cold as ice adopted a clearly defined program when I reached her. This is a case for Western European defense, for the medica books At her age This program did two things. It and with her injuries it would have establFshed a rising scale of na- been bad enough rf we had found tional defense contributions for the her right away years 1952, 1953 and 1954. And it During the ride to the hospital set an eventual goal for the West- Lovelady said Mrs Mcknight, ern European defense forces. By chatting gaily, told him a ram tfie end of 1954, it was agreed, the Sunday ''gave her a chance to drank a bottle of boric acid used fense aircraft. During 1952, national contribu- tions have been made approx- imately as scheduled at Lisbon. By the end of the year, Gen. Mat- thew B. Ridgway will have twenty- five divisions in position and twenty-five on .call, with airplanes in proportion. Some of the ready divisions are seriously under strength. Some of those on call are By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Posses of nearly 100 men, aided by two airplanes, today redoubled! efforts to find two hunters lost in the northeastern Minnesota wilder- ness area, one of them since the deer season opened Saturday. Lester Peters, 53, walked, into the woods that day at 9 a. m, and hasn't been seen since. He is miss- ing in the Vermillion Dam country, 20 miles north of Cook. On Sunday, Rollie Bennett, 28, j failed to return to his party, hunt- ing near Biiyck, about 35 miles j above Cook. Both men are Min- 1 neapolis residents although not with the same parties. i Two other lost hunters were found Tuesday and two more wounded were added to the grow- ing casualty list, which includes j four deaths so far. Lou Wheeler and Don Anderson, two pilots from Cook, said they j covered a great deal of the area j Tuesday without seeing any trace I of Peters and Bennett or signs j where the men might have built fires. The two planes were again in the air today. Posses Augmented Henry Saari and Adolph Johnson, I St. Louis County deputies leading 1 the hunt, said posses were aug- mented today by 50 Minneapolis residents, friends of Bennett's, who drove to the area overnight. Added to the casualty list were: Joe Janousek, 43, in critical condition at the Pine River clinic after shooting himself through the foot. He was uffering from loss of blood and exposure after drag- ging himself through the woods two miles for help. Robert Sandven, 19, Milan, Minn, shot in the hip when a rifle carried by Robert Grant, also 19 and of Milan, discharged accidentally as they were unloading their weapons late Tuesday. Sandven was report- ed in good condition at Bemidji Lutheran Hospital. At Tofte on the North Shore, Mike Konek, 66, Columbia Heights nimrod who had been missing since Saturday, was found weak from exhaustion and lying under a large tree. Howling Wolves Konek was discovered by Pat Jarvis, one of a party of Konek's friends who had driven up to help in the search. A crew of men chop- ped a two-mile track into the woods to bring Konek out and take him to a Duluth hospital. In the Arbutus country, 45 miles southeast of International Falls, John Marks, 74, walked out under his own power. He had been lost 36 hours after tracking a wounded deer. Marks reported huddling around a campfire overnight for safety against a howling pack of wolves which felled and devoured the crippled deer. "Once I thought I was a Marks related. "I could hear the wolves snarling, and snapping over the carcass near the fire. Some animal dashed through the brush near me. "I almost hugged the flames until I saw it was a large jack- rabbit, apparently just as afraid of the wolves as I was." Barney Sanderson and Christ Cantrell, Marks' sons-in-law, had organized a searching party and were combing the woods when he appeared, coming down an old log- ging trail. All three live in Inter- national Falls. For Changes i Policy as an eye wash. Afghanistan Halts Oil Exploitation NEW DELHI, India Reliable reports reaching here today from sirengui. some 01 muse un uau aic reports reaching here today irom pretty slender cadres. Overall, the Kabul said Afghanistan has sus- 1952 goal will be about 90 per cent! pentjecj temporarily oil exploitation realized. i in the provinces adjoininc. its Now, however, Britain, Franco i touchy neighbor, the Soviet Union. and the other NATO partners on this side of the Atlantic are find- ing it increasingly difficult to sus- tain the strains of rearmament. This difficulty, in turn, is about to show up in the defense increments that these nations will offer NATO for 1953. Drag on Buildup Under the Lisbon program, for instance, the French contribution for 1953 was to be three additional divisions, plus around men to fill up existing divisional cadres, plus rather more than 300 addi- tional aircraft, But the French to- day only intend to transfer to Gen. Ridgway's command two existing French divisions now in North Africa. B.y the same token, the British ground force increment for 1953 will be at least 40 per cent under the level projected at Lisbon, and the air increment will be about 50 per cent short. Moreover both France and Britain expect even greater shortfalls in their 1954 con- tributions. In practical terms, these devel- opments have a simple meaning. Even if the French Chamber of Deputies did not block the creation of German divisions to assist in (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) ALSO PS Russia has complained about Afghanistan's development p r o- gram to which the United States and the United Nations are contri- buting money and technical aid. Thus far Afghanistan has rejected the Soviet protests. But the latest reports from Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, says that the Afghans halted work on the oil program because of failure to receive requested assurance of support from the U. S, and Britain in the event rejection of the Soviet protests brings more hostile move from the Russians. New Greek Premier Papagos Sworn In ATHENS ra Greece's new pre- mier, Field Marshal Alexander Papagos, and his government were sworn into office today by King _ _ brief statement Papagos declared his government "is look- ing toward materialization of its promises to the Greek people." Mainly Papagos and his Greek rally party had promised an effi- cient administration. Spain Admitted Into UNESCO PARIS WV-Spain was admitted into the United Nations Education- al, Scientific and Cultural organ- ization (UNESCO) today by a vote of 44 of the 65 members, France lined up with the United States and Britain in favoring ad- mission of move generally regarded as paving the way for bringing Spain into full U. N. j I membership. I Mexico. Uruguay, Yugoslavia and Burma voted against Spanish mem-1 Ibership. UNESCO's three members from" behind the Iron i Poland and (not attending the current meeting and did not vote. Paul. In a SHOPPING DAYS LEFT Milwaukee Road Granted 55% Tax Writeoff WASHINGTON UrV- The De- fense Production Administra- tion Tuesday granted the Mil- waukee Road a 55 per cent fed- eral tax' writeoff on for rail transport facilities. The "certificate of necessi- ty" was one of 100 approved in the past week- covering defense supporting industrial expan- sions valued at Vandenberg Delivering Gift To Mill City Pfc SEOUL, Korea UPI One of the highest ranking "delivery toys" in history arrived today with a gift for a U S. Marine, Pfc. Nicholas G. Baldwin, 24, Minneapolis. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, U. S. Air Force chief of staff, said he hoped to deliver the package per- sonally. "Three weeks he said, "I was at a reception in Spain. I met these people and they said they had a son in Korea. They asked would I give him this pack- age. I hope whatever it is hasn't been spoiled." He wouldn't tell what's in the package, explaining: "You'd publish it and all his pals would eat it." The news came as no surprise to Baldwin. Reached by telephone at his Marine unit, Baldwin said he had learned about it previously. Asked whether he had any idea what was in the package Baldwin said: "No, I don't. "I don't know the general at all. I've never met him and I have never seen him except in pic- tures." Asked how he felt about a four star general delivering a package half-way round the world to him Baldwin said "It's just a personal favor which the general is doing my family." He was reluctant; to talk about himself or to enjoy the sudden at- tention focused on him. Not Considering Public Office, Stevenson Says SPRINGFIELD, 111. (-fl Gov, Adlai E. Stevenson says he is not considering any public service posts after his term of office expires in January. But, the defeated Democratic presidential nominee told reporters Tuesday: "I would like the privi- lege of expressing myself from time to time on important issues" dur- ing the next four years. "I would like a hand in straight- ening out weak spots in the Demo- cratic he said. He would not discuss whether he would run for the presidency in 1956. The Illinois governor, ending his first four year term, said he plans to return to his law practice in Chicago -after the first of the year. He returned to Springfield after a five-day vacation in Arizona. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Clearing and colder tonight, Thursday part- ly cloudy with slightly rising tem- perature in afternoon. Low to- night 28, high Thursday 46. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 45; minimum, 38; noon, 38; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow .at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wis. Gen. Max. temp. 43 at a. m. Tuesday, min. 37 at a. m. today. Clouds broken at feet and scattered at feet, wind 16 miles per hour from west, vis- ibility 15 miles, barometer 29.81, steady, humidity 86 per cent. EiglsT Men Were Killed or fatally injured when this Air Force C-119 Flying Boxcar developed en- gine trouble and crashed in a muddy field near Billings, Mont. The other eight aboard survived the crash, the fourth in 11 days involving the Fly- ing Boxcars. Bodies of two dead can be seen covered with blankets in tiie center. One survivor said, "Something went bang at about feet." Another survivor said, "It was the port (left) en- gine. It tore completely away." (AP Wirephoto) Shotgun Blasts like Confers With SubdueRiotat (GOP'Anchor Men7 rllVllIn I I IJUIII Not Accepting Responsibility For Truman Acts May Call for Sharp Cutbacks In Budget By JACK BELL WASHINGTON President- elect Eisenhower kepi the road open today for swift changes in Truman administration policies v.'lien he takes over the presidency Jan. The carefully worded joint state- ment issued by Eisenhower and President Truman after their his- House con- ference yesterday was regarded on Capitol Hill as indicating Eisen- hower has some of these changes definitely in mind. The statement emphasized that Eisenhower was not asked to i did not responsibility for decisions taken by the Truman administration in its last weeks. Republican lawmakers were speculating, for instance, that the new President nuy call for sharp cutbacks in the budget Truman is required to submit by Jan. 18. Indications are the Truman budget will run well above 80 billion as high as 85 Ey RELMAN MORIN NEW YORK Dwight D. Eisenhower conferred today with billions. some of the anchor men in the Republican party and moved with speed Foreign Affairs Changes I and vigor toward assuming the vast responsibilities of the presidency. There also might be early shifts JACKSON Mich riot-1 ih-t and the new of emnhasis in the handling oi ing inmates subdued by shotgun will dominate the talks today. blasts, authorities at Southern j planned to j Michigan Prison today began a j Hampshire and, (probe in which they hoped to Wiley of Wisconsin, i I the blame for the third major up- j schedule also listed as call- I rising here this year. ers Rep. Joseph Martin, of Mas-1 It broke out in the mess hall sachusetts; Jack Porter, Texas: I last night. For a time there were wildly milling rioters in-' vigor toward assuming the vast responsibilities of the presidency. Tnere also migni oe eauy Minis It is generally believed that two topics-Korea and the new cabinet- j of emphasis in the handling of n is generally ui-uc c J------------.--------------------_-----ifm-Pion affairs, although no one volved, many streaming into I the American Legion. No information about the sub- I T 1NO iniUlilla LIVH aWUUL, I yards from cellblocks forced by jecjs Of the conferences has been pals. Some had knives grabbed given. nu----u-j But the lineup of men suggested: from the kitchen. Others had clubs. More than 20 shotgun blasts more man v, were fired into the air. So were turned from a trip into the war wcit j.ij. vu several bursts from a sub-machine gun before the two-hour disturb- ance was quelled. No one was wounded. One convict, however, suffered a scalp cut from a flying missile. Still, a death may result from the riot. Capt. Earl Secrist, one of 140 state troopers speeding to the scene, lost control of his car two miles southeast of Lansing and hit a tree. Lansing hospital attendants said he was not ex- pected to live. The same scream in the mess hall that set off a bloody, million- dollar general riot in April ig- nited last night's. It was: "There's salt in the coffee." A less violent riot occurred in July, which re- sulted in the firing of the then Warden Julian N. Frisbie and be- came an issue in the recent guber- natorial race. None of the 35 to 40 unarmed guards inside the prison, the world's largest walled penitenti- ary, were grabbed as hostages this time. lkef Truman Wore Grim Expressions, Photographer Says WASHINGTON W) Nobody knows what the President of the United States and the man who will succeed him said to each other at their private meeting Tuesday, but one fellow knows what expres- sions they wore. 'Grim and said I Hi j--------- Harvey Georges, Associated Press photographer, the third person in the White House office where Har- ry S. Truman and Dwight D. Ei- weie senhower got together for 25 min- flavor utes. Later, he said, they smiled and shook hands for the benefit of his camera. Then Georges -departed land the private talk resumed. I Georges picked out of a hat the slip that gave him admittance to slip that gave him admittance to tte date when he the room as the lone photographer s leave for Korean permitted at the meeting. effort to permitted Ex-King Farouk Moves ROME Ex-King Farouk'of Egypt and his family moved Tues- day night from Santa Marinella to a 40-room villa at Grotta Ferra- ta, some 13 miles south of Rome. Air Force Ready For Any Orders, Vandenberg Says SEOUL Hoyt S. Vanden- But the lineup i berg, Air Force chief of staff, said 1. Korea-Cough has jus, re- s, canable of Wiley, a member of the U. S. delegation to the United Na- tions recently urged the Presi- dent-elect to send a representative to the U. N. to support the Amer- ican position in the debate on Ko- said Eisenhower invited today the Air Force is capable of i foreign affairs, although no one expects any sudden change in basic policies despite the general's forthcoming personal inspection trip 1o Korea. In their statement the President and his successor said they had a 25-minute face-to- face conference and a 51-minute meeting later with their aides of the most im- j portant problems affecting our country in the sphere of inter- national relations." They said Eisenhower had been briefed on these problems. Pointing out that the Constitution requires the President to make any time the U. S. government changes its war policy. "cannot be asked to share responsibilities of us- assume of Vandenberg, on the last leg of a presidency until he takes that vnrlH tmir ef installations under ____ tour installations under his command, told newsmen: office." Framework Set 'We have worked out a frame- hfm to dis'cuss foreign polcy when I "The A'r Force is "We have worked out a frame- tt? general hadturned to New j to do anything the administrate work for liaison and exehange we gt.uei.ii u (wants done." i information between the present I The Air Force chief was asked j administration and the incoming 2. Eisenhower's thought about {o comment on tue fatal crashes of i administration, but we have made his told a news con- four c ng flyjng box cars in the no arrangements which are in- ference yesterday that Eisenhow- j 1Q days_ consistent with the full spirit of er has asked him for suggestions! ..From what I have he re- .u- on top-level appointments, includ- were no mechanical ing cabinet posts. I failures found, so I think it has 3. The legislative i b most] _ilot ive program-Tail i most] ilot kely choice for _ and Martin, speaker of the House in the next session, probably will go into Ei- j senhower's office together to dis- j cuss that question. i 4. The organization of the Sen- ate, plans for the inauguration of Eisenhower and some fiscal mat- j ters. 5. A report by Eisenhower on i his talks with President Truman; yesterday, and his own plan to' go to Korea. A joint Truman Eisenhower j statement issued after the White House meetings said in part, "We have worked out a framework for j liaison and exchange of informa- tion between the present adminis- tration and the incoming admin- istration." It added, however, "Gen. Eisenhower has not been asked to assume any of the re- sponsibilities of the president until he takes the oath cf office." What Eisenhower is doing is pre- paring himself for the job, getting information, setting up a system of liaison with the outgoing admin- istration and mapping plans for his own. New Plane On Polar Flight To Copenhagen LOS ANGELES Arild Vi- a new Douglas DC6 bearing dragon insignia of the Scan- dinavian Airlines System took off today on the inaugural polar flight consistent with the full spirit of the the statement continued. "We believe that the ar- rangements we have made for co- operation will be of great value to the stability of our country and to the favorable progress of intej- national affairs." No one in a position of authority cared to try to spell out details of this co-operation, beyond that already being practiced by Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (R-Mass) and Detroit banker Joseph Dodge, Eisenhower's representatives, in checking on the actions of govern- ment departments. There is little doubt that Eisen- hower insisted the statement must make it clear that he was not part in decisions by the administration in its re- maining 63 days of life. Thus, the general's friends said national Airport at a. m., Pacific Standard Time. Ambassadors from Denmark and de Kauffman and Wilbelm M. de Morgenstierne the list of passenger dig- nitaries. Also aboard were Col. s own Eernt Balchen, Norwegian-born di- From'the White House, Eisen-1 rector of installations for the U. bower went to the Pentagon yes- S. Mr Force, and Frederick B. --------_, u JLHUS n terday The talks there, he said, Lee, deputy civil aeronaut.es ad- riictinnfiv military ministrator. i issues it left unanswered the ques- tion of whether Eisenhower will make any public statement sup- porting the American sponsored resolution in the United Nations opposing forcing Red prisoners of war in Korea to return home "of a distinctly military, covering that meant Korea j minimum of miles, will u- 'innrnpv i blaze a trail for a new route, primarily. His projected journey whjch SAg ag SQOn to the war zone may have come gs LT_ g Canadian government ,f QC V.'pU_ _ 1 .____-___1 there any indication Ejsenhower was willing to into it as well. Trip May Be Set Eisenhower may have given Pen- front in an announced effort to bring the war to a successful con- I elusion. Taft. in his news conference, said he would, ask Eisenhower to foreign and domestic legislation that will confront the 83rd Con- gress. approval is received. Two-hour stops are scheduled at Edmonton, Alta., and Thule. Col. Balchen. Arctic veteran who did the exploratory work leading to the establishment of the Tbule base, said he did "not foresee any particular difficulties" in- mpnt volved in the flight as long as the plane can be warmed at heated accept the proposals made by several Democrats that he desig- nate his chief cabinet officers in advance of his inaugural. However, the proposal is be- lieved to have been advanced and administration officials in the meeting reportedly came away with the impression that Eisen- hower was favorably disposed to this kind of transitional arrange- sa e wou, as isenower the pane can e warme at eae i House he had stepped grim- set a timetable for the pressing hangars at Edmonton and Tbule. Hnned out of the President's office fir-id lodiclQtinn fha A p flrttim The Air Force has flown more than hours in the Arctic area without mishap, Balchen said. _., leaving the White he had stepped grim- (Continued on Column i.) IKE ;

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