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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Sunday, Warmer Sunday Be a Goodfellow VOLUME 52, NO. 248 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6, 1952 BOKTfEN PAOIS Program at Si Mary Airliner Carrying 42 Crashes Near Bermuda 4 7 T JrtsrV" if X 1 J f -Q Cross On indicates area about three miles from Ber- muda where Cuban airliner crashed into the sea with 42 persons today. The plane had just taken off for Havana, Cuba. Plane 2 DC-4 was on a flight from Santa Maria, in the Azores. U.S. planes and crash boats from the base at Kind- ley Field were searching the area for survivors. (AP Wire- photo to The RepubUcan-Her- ald) TODAY Ponder Offensive In Korea By STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON basic de- cision which President-elect Eisen- hower must now make can be very simply defined. It is whether to mount a jnajor offensive in Korea in an attempt to inflict a decisive defeat on the Communist armies there. Hope for a negotiated truce is now dead. Eisenhower has certain- ly not even seriously considered an evacuation of Korea, simply be- cause this would be the equivalent of a gigantic defeat for the free world. And evr-ything er to blockade the China Coast, how many Korean divisions can be arm- ed, whether nuclear weapons can be usefully employed in the Ko- rean War, whether Chinese, Na- tionalist-troops should be used- hinges on the central decision on an offensive. 3 Basic Questions There are, therefore, three basic questions to which Eisenhower will try to find the answers in Ko- rea. The first is: Do we have the power available to mount a suc- cessful offensive? The second is: Can a successful offensive be mounted without extending the war beyond the Korean borders? The third is: If we do mount a suc- cessful offensive, will this either end the Korean War, or at the very least materially improve our position? According to those who have been in recent contact with the commanders on the spot, including Generals Mark Clark and James Van Fleet, Eisenhower will find unanimous agreement on the an- swer to the first question. Eisen- hower will certainly be shown de- (Continued on Page 13, Column 2.) ALSOPS Be A Good Fellow Previously Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kinstler; Dakota 5.00 From the grandchil- dren 25.00 Mr. and Mrs. L. McDir- mid, Hixton, Wis..... 25.00 Gary Ruehmann .25 Winona Weatherstrip- ping and Caulking service 2.00 Sidney and grand- mother 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Russell............. 5.00 Peggy McQueen...... 2.00 A friend from Cale- -.donia 1.25 Elizabeth and Stephanie 1.00 Friends 5.00 A Friend 1.00 Sandra O'Dea......... 1.00 Standard Lumber Co. Yard and General Of- fice employes 150.00 Winona Fire Dept. Aux- iliary 5.00 Mrs. Melvin Luethi and Mrs. Leonard Mosiman.....clothing Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Betz ................box of clothing HAMILTON, Bermuda W) The Cuban airliner Star of the East, with 42 aboard, crashed into the sea about three miles off this is- land today, shortly after taking off from the U. S. Air Force Base, Kindley Field, near St. George's. The president of the Cubana Line, operators of the plane, said reports in Havana indicated an ex- plosion occurred aboard just be- fore the crash. He said the plane, outbound from Madrid via Ber- muda, was carrying 34 passengers, including a baby, and a crew o: eight. A U. S. Coast Guard vesse. directing rescue operations sai( four survivors had been picked up in choppy seas about three miles northeast of Kindley Field. The line's president said later he heard six survivors had been picked up. None was identified mediately. Aircraft and crash boats from the big American base were combing the waters for further sur- vivors. Ike Coming Home On U.S. Cruiser By DON WHITEHEAD ABOARD U.S.S. HELENA Eisenhower rode a battle-scarred heavy cruiser toward storm-whipped seas today with a headful of impressions and a pocketful of suggestions on what to do about the Korean War. This was the harvest of a three-day tour of the war theater, hon- oring a campaign promise to the American people to go out and see for himself if there is any path to peace. Eisenhower told little of what County Judges Elect La Crosse's Ahlstrom MILWAUKEE Judge Roy V. Ahlstrom, La Crosse, was elected president of the Wisconsin Board of County Judges Friday at the conclusion of a two-day meet- ing. Judge C. B. Dillett, Shawano, was named vice president, and Judge George F. Frantz, Lancas- ter, secretary-treasurer. Judge Ahlstrom succeeds Judge G. L. Pattison of Alma (Buffalo Husband Freed hi La Crosse Slaying Case LA CROSSE, Wis. Circuit Court jury of six men and six women Friday night found Oscar Flaten, 44, La Crosse, innocent on a first degree murder charge in the slaying of a young rival for his wife's affections. Flaten had testified he shot Don- ald Colburn, 27, St. Paul, in a tavern here last May 25 after he found Colburn and Mrs. Flaten in an embrace and after the young- er man challenged him to shoot. Flaten said Colburn had moved to- ward him with fists clenched. Platen's 35-year-old wife. Orvel- la, mother of four children, had admitted associating with Colburn. She testified she had been "in a kind of a trance." Judge Lincohl Neprud gave the jury four possible of first decree murder, guilty of second degree murder, guilty of third degree manslaughter or in- nocent. The lurid story that unfolded in testimony during the five-day trial was that Flaten was aware that Colburn had been carrying on an affair with his wife for several months and that the two men had discussed the matter more than once. Finally, Flaten testified, he bought a revolver and gave the receipt to his wife to show to Col- burn and told her to warn his young rival that he would defend his home if necessary. Mrs. Flaten told the court Col- burn taunted her husband after Flaten came upon them in the tav- ern. She said Colburn told her hus- bandj "If anyone had done to my wife what I have done to yours, I would shoot him." Flaten testified Colburn chal- lenged him to shoot "and don't miss because if you do I'll get you." The defendant also said he asked his wife if she wanted to come home with him and she re- plied, "I'd like to but I may be pregnant." Charactor Praised Flaten said he started to leave the tavern when Colburn called and then advanced on him. Flaten said he shot. Colburn, who was married, died several days later of three bullet wounds. Businessmen, civic leaders and neighbors appeared for Flaten and praised his character and standing in the community. Judge Neprud gave the case to the jurors at p.m. after ad- vising them to consider "the di- vine right of self defense." They returned a verdict at p.m. "Consider a man's reasonable right to defend himself, even to taking the life of the judge told them. "Consider the fact that he was a law abiding, good citizen and a church going man." he learned. There are "no pana- ceas, no trick he said, of ending a war that has drawn in 17 nations on the Allied side and little North Korea and big Com- munist China on the Soviet Russia supplying the sinews of the Red armies. Six-Day Cruise The leader eight years ago in Europe of the mightiest army the world has known planned to mull over the information he gathered on his Korean mission. He said he would devste much time during the six-day cruise to Hawaii to studying this first great problem of his uncoming adminis- tration. The Helena, a veteran of duels with Red Korean shore batteries, was cutting through the water at 32 miles an hour toward tiny Wake Island. There it was expected to pick up John Foster Dulles, Eisen- hower's choite for secretary of state. An intensive review of the whole Far Eastern problem seemed in the works. But in the cruiser's path a tropi- cal storm of near-typhoon intensity raged. Rough seas and some sea- sickness were in prospect. The big cruiser, however, was expected to ride through the storm without difficulty, Threat to Peace Eisenhower made it clear, in a news conference on Friday before leaving Korea, that the task con- fronting the United Nations in the Korean threat to world peace is enormous. He said: "How difficult it seems to be in a war of this kind, to work out a plan that would bring a positive and definite victory without possib- ly running grave risk of enlarging the war." But Eisenhower is confident of ultimate victory. "I am far from a he recalled. Eisenhower flew the miles from Korea to Guam. His plane set down early Saturday morning at the Navy's Agana Air Station. There was a brief chat with high ranking Naval Air Force officers and then the Eisenhower party was whisked the eight miles down Ma- rine Drive to Apra Harbor and the Helena, The big warship put out to sea almost immediately. Behind the general were three action-packed days in Korea that took him to the front within a short distance of the fighting. These were the highlights of his Korean tour: Visited Troops 1. Hedge-hopping; he jumped over snow crusted, sawtoothed mountain ranges in a light obser- vation plane for visits with troops near the front. 2. Talks with Syngman Rhee, South Korean president and veter- an fighter for the independence and unification of his country. 3. A get-together with his only child, Maj. John Eisenhower, an operations officer with the U. S. Third Division. 4. Briefings on the war situation by Gen. Mark Clark, Far Eastern commander; Gen. James A. Van Fleet, Allied field commander in Korea, and other top commanders. During his entire three days in Korea and its approaches, Eisen- hower was protected by a blanket of bristling'jet warplanes. The Group which initiated the building expansion program at St. Mary's College is shown above. Standing left to right, are Leo C. LaFrance, A. J. Bambenek, J. R. Chappell, E. J. Sievers and Bro. L. Robert. Seated, left to right, J. R, McConnon, S. J. Kryzsko, Ward Lucas, Bro. J. Ambrose, George E. Kelley and George M. Robertson. o Auction of Top Animals Earns Youths CHICAGO W) The nation's junior farmers were more than but' -money couldn't quite compensate for the sale to slaughterers of 'scores of champion animals shown at the International Live Stock Exposition. As the 53rd International went into its eighth and final day, stock men were readying many of their purebred cattle, sheep, swine and lorses for shipment back to the farms, But for about one-third of the head of animals exhibited at the show, the International was the end of the road. They were lestined to end up on the nation's sanquet boards. Farm boys and girls Friday sold at auction 211 steers shown at the Show. For the pounds of Deef, they received or an average sale price of per 100 sounds. Today the open class steers were put on the auction block, ending procession of proud animals to ;he packinghouse pens. Typical of the junior class exhi- bitors who led their prize animals :o the noisy auction ring was 15- year-old Faye E. Mugge, of Cleg- lorn, la. Faye stood by damp-eyed as her pound Aberdeen-Angus steer, Shorty junior grand champion of the show was sold for a pound, or a total of War Solution Clear, Gen. Mac Arthur Says By EUGENE LEVIN NEW YORK Douglas MacArthur, mentioning President- elect Eisenhower publicly for the first time since the election, says "there is a clear and definite solu- tion to the Korean conflict." 'MacArthur, in a speech" last night to the National Association of Manufacturers, said he was con- fident a solution "can be executed without either an unduly heavy price in friendly casualties or any increased danger of provoking uni- versal conflict." The ousted Far East commander did not go into details, saying that basic decisions are involved "which I recognize as improper for public disclosure or discus- sion." He said, "It is well known that my own views have not been sought in any way." Mentions Ike Even as MacArthur talked of a Korean solution and made his first public reference to Eisenhower since the election, the President- elect was on his way back to the United States after a visit to the Korean front. Of Eisenhower and the Korean situation, MacArthur said: "Our respected President-elect has gone there in search for an honorable end to so tragic a slaughter, and all Americans join in prayer that he may safely pass through the hazards involved and accomplish his self-appointed task with vision and wisdom." MacArthur's mention of Eisen- Mn. A. J. .Metzger put on bar mittens and fashioned this snow kitten in four hours for children in the neighborhood afte a 7-inch snowfall in Spokane, Wash. Cat; in window in background was the model. Her daughter, Kathy, 3, stands beside the cat. (AP Wire- photo) hower appeared significant for these reasons: While he gave the keynote ad- dress at the Republican National Convention last July, MacArthur did not endorse Eisenhower during the campaign. Following the. GOP.election vic- tory MacArthur voiced approval of the Republican success without re- to Eisenhower. himself had been mentioned as-a possible Republi- can choice for president, supported Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio for the nomination. at Dinner The MacArtbur speech last night was carried across the nation by TV and radio. The more than persons who overflowed the Wal- dorf-Astoria Hotel's grand ball- room interrupted him with ap- plause time after time, prolonging his speech three minutes after the broadcast time expired. MacArthur, who was ousted from his Far East post fay Presi- dent Truman and now is chairman of the board of Remington Rand, Inc., said it is "our duty as citi- zens to rally in firm support of the new administration." The former Far East command- er said the present course in Ko- rea was leading toward a world war. Ha then turned to his views on a possible solution. Saying conditions have changed in the 20 months since he left Ko- rea, MacArthur added that "the solution then available and cap- able of success is not now entirely applicable." Recall Proposals MacArthur's proposals 2 ago included bombing of B in Manchuria, blockading the Red China coast, and utilizing Nation- alist Chinese 'forces- stationed on Formosa. His ouster and proposals whipped up a controversy cli- maxed by a dramatic series of congressional hearings. In his speech last night, Mac- Arthur did not say how he thought the "change in conditions" might alter his previous proposals. The general reiterated the sharp criticisms he leveled at the Tru- man administration in a series of speeches in various sections of the country prior to the national po- litical conventions. State Fair Air Crash Suit Basis ST. PAUL of a stunt- ing airplane at the 1951 Minnesota State Fair is basis for a damage suit filed in Ramsey Coun- ty District Court. James A. Keller, truck gardner whose land abuts-the fairgrounds, said his crops were ruined when the crashing ship sprayed gasoline and debris over a wide area. Killed in the crash were Carl Ferris, the pilot and Miss Kay Middleton, an aerial performer. The suit was filed against George Waltz and Howard Kraft, identi- fied as producers of the air exhibition. Dormitory Unit Plans Already in Advanced Stages Already in the advanced plan- ning stages is the construction of the first of five proposed smal] dormitory units at St. Mary's Col- lege officials of the college reveal- ed Friday. To be financed by the contribu tion of services of the Christian Brothers on the college faculty, the first of the 60-unit dormitories is expected to go into construction next spring. Its estimated cost is Hopes are held for occu- pancy in the fall term next year, Bro. J. Ambrose, college president, said. Plans now under consideration call for a dormitory comprising 30 double sleeping rooms, each 12 by 16 feet, a student lounge, trunk and linen room, office facilities and a sleeping room for the faculty hall counselor. Plan Furnishings Each room will be furnished with two built-in desks and ward- robes, two beds and two chairs. The exterior will be of brick con- struction and the interior will be built of waylite block except for the lavatories and shower rooms to be done in glazed tile. The floors will be of asphalt tile. Specifications for the science the next item on the construction for a three-story rectangular build- ing about 175 by 60 feet. It will be of construction somewhat sim- ilar to the dormitory. On the ground floor will be three Stores Open Tonight Until 9 a research laboratory, storage and stock rooms, a large lecture auditorium and lavatories. The second floor will house a general physics laboratory, an electronics laboratory, an optics laboratory physics laboratory, lec- ture room, two classrooms, an in- strument room, two small research laboratories, a dark room, five of- fices, stock and storage rooms, geo- logy laboratory and technical draw- ing laboratory. Third Floor The third floor will be devoted to two freshman chemistry labora- tories, an organic chemistry labor- atory, a physical chemistry library, an anylitical chemistry laboratory, an organic research laboratory, three small research laboratories, a general stockroom, an anylitical chemistry stockroom, a recitation classroom, three offices, a balance room, a store room and an instru- ment room. The library will be a three-story building similar to the science hall. The building will he approximately 145 by 50 feet and will be construct- ed at an estimated cost of 000. The library will' have book stacks at one end of the building adjacent to a cataloging depart- ment, the librarian's office and the receiving department. The general reading and refer- ence room will be about B5 feet long and two stories high. On the ground floor under the general reading room will be a periodical room, a curriculum lab- oratory library, an audio-visual center, a projection room, a confer- ence room, imall etudy rooms and 5 Dormitories, Science Hall, Library Sought Most Ambitious Building Plan in School's History By CORDON HOLTE Rtpublican.Herald Staff Writer Plans for a St. Mary'f College plant expansion pro- gram that envisions thft eventual construction of dormitory units, a science hall and a library at an esti- mated cost of Friday received the enthus- iastic endorsement of a rep- resentative group of business and civic leaders. The blueprint of long- range construction antici- pates the expansion of hous- ing and academic facilities to accommodate upwards of 300 more students and is one of the most ambitious building projects in the 39- year history of the Terrace Heights school. The first general public announcement of the expan- sion plans was made at a luncheon meeting of officials of the college with 30 Wino- na business leaders, city offi- cials and legislators Thursday. At this meeting in the Hotel Wi- nona the possibility of obtaining assistance in the immediate Wi- nona area for financing at least one phase of the construction pro- gram was presented for discussion. When general agreement was ex- pressed that the community could, and should, participate in the fin- ancial aspects of the program 13-man steering committee was ap- pointed to organize, a drive for building funds. Committee Named Named to the committee J. E. Chappell, A. J. Bambenek, George E. Kelley, Joseph C. Page. Charles A. Choate, George M. Rob- ertson, Roy T. Patneaude, S. Stan- ley McMahon, Leonard A. Slaggie, Henry Langenberg, Leo F. Mur- phy Jr., Eldon Gremelsbach and James J. Jeresek. The last threa were designated as alumni repre- sentatives. This group, in turn, will appoint chairmen and campaign personnel to supervise the fund drive in the area. Present plans contemplate the fi- nancing of the construction pro- gram in three general ways. The construction of the dormi- tory units estimated to cost in the neighborhood of each- will be financed directly by the Christian Brothers who staff the college through their contribution of services. Another anticipated source of funds are alumni of the school, their parents and friends and par- ents of students. Discuss Needs of School The third consideration has been given to gifts and contributions from residents of the city of WI- nona and its immediate area, busi- ness and industrial firms and cor- poration groups located in the city: It was for the development of (Continued on Pigt 13, Column 5.) ST. MARY'S WEATHER AIRPORT WEATHER (Wif. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 34 at p. m, Friday; minimum, IS at a. m. today. Noon readings- Clouds thin at feet; wind, 14 miles per hour from east and northeast; barometer, 29.79, fall- ing; 96 per cent. FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Generally fair tonight and Sunday. Slightly warmer Sunday. Low tonight 26, high Sunday 42. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 35; minimum, 20; noon 28; precipitation, none; suh sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at SHOPPING PAYS LEFT   

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