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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Snow Flurries Tonight; Clear Sunday Be a Goodfeilow VOLUME 52, NO. 254 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, DJECEMBER 13, 1952 Ike Cut Deeply By Truman Blow President-Elect Eisenhower sends one down the fairway at Kaneohe golf course in Ho- nolulu in one of the brief per- iods of relaxation he has taken during the ardous trip to Ko- rea and return. TODAY Budget Troubles For Ike By STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Leading Dem- ocrats, recovering a little from the heavy blow, .which Jthey Nov. 4, are beginning to ask them- selves whethar this blow was not really a blessing in disguise. One way to understand what they have in mind is to consider the budget message which Harry S. Truman, in his last important act as Presi- dent, will shortly submit to Con- gress. This Truman budget message will leave a sort of ghostly Tru- man imprint on the Eisenhower regime, since the budget and the policy of any administration are two sides of the same coin. And astute Democrats are rather slyly aware that this Truman budget will be no political asset to the Eisenhower administration. To Cut Budget According to reliable report, Tru- man will ask much less for de- fense appropriations than is gen- erally anticipated. For purposes of comparison, Truman in his last budget message asked Congress to appropriate a total of 586 billion, of which about billion was for American'defense and mutual aid. Congress actually appropriated about billion for these pur- poses. Truman and Budget Direct- or Frederick Dawton are now bus- ily paring to the bone the compar- able figure for ihis year's budget message. There may be last-m i n u t e changes, but reliable indications are that Truman will ask Congress to appropriate only about bil- lion or so for defense and mutual aid. Other cutbacks are planned elsewhere, even including the Atomic Energy Commission. In short, Truman will ask a whopping billion or so less than he asked last year, and S7 billion less than Congress actually appropriated. At first glance, this may look like good news for the Eisenhower administration. In fact, it is noth- ing of the sort. As far as appro- priations are concerned, even the most economy-minded members of Congress will hardly be able to point to the Truman budget mes- sage as evidence of wild extrava- gance. But the most economy- minded members of Congress are by no means necessarily the best judges of the wisest level.of de- fense expenditures. Ike May Raise Figure This matter of the wisdom of the proposed cutbacks is another and vitally important matter. Here it is enough to say that President Eisenhower, after a good hard look at some of the skeletons left in President Truman's closet, may very well decide to ask for higher defense appropriations than those requested in Truman's budget mes- sage. And the spectacle of a Re- publican President asking Congress for more money than a Democrat- ic President would not be displeas- ing to Democrats. Even if the appropriations re- quested in the Truman budget mes- sage are not increased, the Eis- enhower administration will not en- joy the political benefits supposed- ly inherent in reduced government spending. Indeed, the reverse will be true. For there is, of course, a (Continued on Page 12, Column 3) ALSOPS Friendly Ties Between Pair Badly Strained By DON WHITEHEAD HONOLULU W) A reliable source today said President Tru- man's "demagoguery" statement cut President elect Eisenhower deeply and just about killed any chance of friendly relations be- tween the two in the future. This reaction was disclosed a short time before Eisenhower was i to leave Hawaii bound for New York City, which he left secretly just two weeks ago for Korea. He is due to arrive at the Marine air terminal at LaGuardia Field at 1 p. m., EST, tomorrow. The' once friendly relationship between Eisenhower and Truman, it was said, had been badly strained by accusations made dur- ing the heat of the presidential the new incident points to a coldly formal relation- ship in the future. "This looks like the finish of any informal across-the-desk meetings between the this source said. "If there is another meeting it probably will be a cold affair." Low Blow Truman told a news conference Thursday that the Eisenhower trip to Korea was a "piece of political demagoguery." It is known here that Eisenhower thinks this was a low blow which he did not de- serve from the President. Also, Eisenhower is represented as thinking that the Truman state- i ment was poor psychology for the troops in Korea who had received a lift in spirits from his visit to combat units. The President elect considers the Korean the confer- ences that followed with his top advisers a worthwhile venture that already has paid good divi- dends in the formation of future policy. The general held his final major conference with his advisers Thursday evening before most of them left Hawaii to return to the mainland. One of his advisers said, "This meeting was the most important of the whole'trip. It was very, very important in setting the course of the new administration." No Decisions It is understood there were no pin-point decisions made but that the group "did a lot of business" in establishing overall agreements in which Korea was a part. Since that meeting, Eisenhower has spent most of his time play- ing golf, resting and trying to shake a cold. He is expected to return to his Commodore Hotel headquarters in New York Monday to continue his work there is a likeli- hood he will meet with Gen. Doug- las MacArthur some time next week to hear MacArthurs views on Korea. Be A Good Fellow Previously listed Sammy Tyler, Eldorado, 111., has the honor of becoming the active Boy Scout, an official of the Boy Scouts of America announced in New York. Sammy has attended only one Scout meeting and doesn't have a Scout uniform as yet. (AP Wirephoto) Ma n in Slaying Of Grocer, 3 Children French Arrest 3 Top Morocco Rebel Leaders CASABLANCA, French Morocco police today arrested three more top ranking members of the Nationalist Istiqlal party, among them a former adviser to the Sultan of Morocco. I "I'm afraid an investigation of The arrests brought to above the I that nature might involve grave mark the number of National-1 risks of some inadvertent dis- ists, Communists and agitators, ar-l closure of matters which should rested since last weekend's bloody be the most closely guarded se- rniimuoH the crets." Watkins told a reporter. Sen. Watkins Opposes Open MacArthur Quiz Topic of Winning War Should Be Secret, He Says By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON Watkins declaring "You can't plan a battle in a toed up today with opponents of a proposed congressional investi- gation of Gen. Douglas MacAr- thur's win-the-war views about Korea. rioting. The rioting followed the murder of a Tunisian nationalist leader. Both Tunis and Morocco are French protectorates and na- tionalists have been struggling to Watkins told a reporter. Several congressmen, however, endorsed proposals of Sen. Hunt (D-Wyo) and Rep. Wickersham (D-Okla) for congressional ques- A Friend 1-00 A Friend 2-00 Ray Wilson 5.00 Patty and Johnny..... 2.00 Home Room T04, Winoni High 3.36 Rudie 50.00 Madison Silo Company and employes...... Employes of Froedtert Grain and Malting Co.................. 55.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. 5.00 Dr. and Mrs. Robert Tweedy Mrs. St. John and pu- pils. District and 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mahlke 5.00 District 85, Enterprise, teacher and pupils... 2.00 Joel 1.00 Carolyn and Dorothy Anderson.......... 2.00 Nick Mauer, Altura 2.00 Northern Field Seed Co.................. 15.00 Swift Co............ 35.00 Student Council, Cen- tral Junior High..... 5.00 Areni Shoe Co......... 25.00 First National Bank of- ficers and employes 100.00 Martha and Mary 2.00 Walter C. Busse 2.00 R, and R., St. Charles, Minn.....'...... 1.00 Chapter AP, PEO 5.00 Steinbauer's 25.00 The Bauer grandchil- dren Freddie, Dav- id, S t e v i e Mary, Frances, Gordy, Ann, Donnie, Lynni, Chris, the new one.. 10.00 August Pahnks 2.00 Mississippi Valley Pub- lic Service Co. em- ployes 121.00 Grades 5 and 6, Ktl- logg, Minn.......... i.OO Madelyn and David 2.00 L Box 92, Blair, Wis.. .package Mrs. E. Larson, Hixton, Wis.................package .Mrs. R. E. Abbott ........coat Karen Kay Krieger clothing Ad toys A Friend .............clothing win independence. I tioning of MacArthur. Those arrested today, in Watkins earlier had suggested that President Truman explore any MacArthur Korean peace plan at once with President-elect Ei- senhower and MacArthur. His pro- posal drew a tart rejection Thurs- day from the President. Doubts New Plan Truman told a news conference (1) he doubted MacArthur really has thought up- -a -new plan, de- spite the general's recent state- ments; (2) he believed Eisenhow- er's trip to the Korean War zone was the result of campaign dem- agoguery, and (3) he had no in- tention of inviting- either man to a meeting such as Watkins pro- posed, although he would see either or both if they asked for an interview. MacArthur in a speech Dec. 5 said: "I am confident there is a clear and definite solution to the French Morocco's capital, were Ahmad Bennani, former judge of the tribunal here and 1951 mem- ber of the Sultan's inner cabinet; Mohammed Bahnini, former judge and now a professor at the Mos- lem college in Rabat; and Moham- med El Fassi, former professor at Karoyouen University, Million-Dollar Fire in Maine Burns 2 Hotels day night. The spectacular, wind-driven blaze destroyed 10 wooden build- ings. Four others, housing eight more businesses, were damaged. A dozen families, living in apart- ments over some of the stores, were left homeless. City Manager Fred D. Farns- worth, who made the loss estimate, said there had been reports of looting. Six men were injured battling the flames. They were part of a fire force mobilized from 13 com- munities. They came from as far away as Bangor, 50 miles north of here. His words were viewed widely as meaning he has such a solu- tion to offer, that it differs from his previous proposals and that he wanted a chance to present it to Eisenhower or Truman. Proposals for congressional questioning of MacArthur on his plan came yesterday from two sources, both Democrats Sen. Hunt of Wyoming and Rep. Wick- ersham of Oklahoma. Immediate reaction was mixed. Sen. Hunt appealed to Chairman RusseU (D Ga) of the Senate Armed Services Committee to call SENATOR Dead Hogs and the twisted wreckage of a large livestock truck give mute testimony to a grade crossing accident near Austin Friday night in which two men lost their lives. A live hog, center foreground, ambles through the debris. The force of the impact of the truck against the train derailed nine of 13 freight cars. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Two Men Killed In Train-Truck Crash at Austin U.S. Bars Russian Employe of U. N. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. of the Security Council department. A Russian citizen, personal assist-1 Skvortsov and his boss, Constan- ant of the highest ranking Russian tin E. Zinchenko, both have been in the U. N. Secretariat has been in the Soviet Union for months and Steelworker Arrested on Tip Of Informant i Father Held In Fresno for Questioning SAN FRANCISCO a father and arrested early today on a police jp for questioning in the mass tilling of grocer Guard Young, and three small children last Oct. 10 at Chester, Calif. Police identified the man Travis HaU, 27, of Richmond, Jalif., and his father, Wendell 49, Fresno. The dramatic arrest of the son occurred in his home at Richmond, when the informant, whose iden- tity was concealed by police, walk- ed in ahead of officers and said: "Hello, Al." The younger Hall immediately denied any knowledge of the slay- ings and submitted to a lie detec- tor test, whose results were not immediately announced. "I don't even know where Chester Hall declared. "And I don't know this guy informant) and never saw him be- fore My nickname is not 'Al' but 'Red'." Police Inspector Edward O'Haira said the informant had told officers that he was propositioned to drive a car in the robbery of a man named Young. Young, 43, was beaten to death iU. Liic u. 11 tjcui ttat AUSTIN, Minn. W) Two men j re.entry into the Unit- are long over-due to return to the were killed Friday night when j states on suspicion of spying, u. N. There is speculation here their heavily-laden livestock truck! an authoritative source said today. that Zinchenko, originally expected plunged into the side.of a mixed back in September, will not return plunged Milwaukee road train to derail nine of 13 loaded, freight cars. Victims were Erwin J. Schrader, about 30, Janesville, Minn., and Clifford D. McMaster, 46, Redwood Falls. B. J. Cronwell, Mower County coroner, said McMaster died of a broken neck and Schroeder was fatally burned in the truck cab fire that followed the crash. The train, bound for Austin from Madison, S. D., carried a- baggage and mail car, coach, and the freight cars. The truck, loaded with 121 hogs bound for an Austin pack- ing plant, struck three cars back ROK's Retake Korean Hill From Chinese By GEORGE McARTHUR SEOUL Tough little South wg piani, uu-ce Korean today stormed to of the coach. Nobody aboard the the top of Little Non Hill lost more _____ j thon n crn rirnvp off Refl train was injured. The collision came on Highway 218 about two miles north of here. Officers said Schroeder, identified as the driver, apparently tried to apply his brakes but the heavy man twu uayo agu, uiuvc in_u remnants, then stuck there stub- j (Continued on Page 5, Column 4) bornly under steady pounding from c DADC Communist guns and infantry as- (Continued on Page 12, Column 4) semitrailer skidded into the train on a slippery spot in the road. An Aerial Ladder is put into use as firefighters from 13 communities battled a million-dollar fire in the old seaport town of Rockland, Me., Friday night. Before being brought under control, the fire destroyed two hotels and 16 other business estab- lishments and left a dozen families living in apart- ments in the area homeless. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) than two days ago, drove off Red back in September, will not return and in fact may be in disgrace with the Soviet government. The report was that the State Department had refused to grant Skvortsov a return visa. There was no immediate comment from the U. S. delegation to the U. N. This development was disclosed shortly after Zinchenko's secretary, Evelyn Thaler, appeared before the Senate internal security subcom- mittee and identified herself as a former Communist. She said she became bored with it all and got out of the Communist ranks. She was praised by the committee for her co-operation. Associates of Skvortsov refused saults. Other Republic of Korea soldiers attacked Reds on Big Nori, some 300 yards to the north. Both Western Front hills, gate- posts on the traditional northern invasion route to this old capital, were grabbed by Communists in swift attacks early Thursday. They are on the Imjin River about 40 miles north of Seoul. The drive up steep, frozen Little Nori was the ItOh countersmash by the ROKs. It turned out to be the sixth time the peak has changed hands since the Chinese picked it as the scene for their latest small-scale offensive. Costly Battle The Nori fighting, reminiscent of the hot battles on Sniper Ridge and Triangle Hill in Central Korea a month ago, has cost the Reds an estimated dead, wounded and captured. The estimate did not include Red losses today, or, the toll taken by artillery and planes pounding the Communist staging areas immedi- ately behind the two Noris. The weary ROKs reached the crest of Little Nori about 10 a. m. today. They went up behind a savage Allied air and artillery pounding of the peak. Their first act was to kick off the remnants of Reds who had rolled them back down the hill nine times previously. A U. S. military adviser to the ROKs called them "the toughest little soldiers in the world." Reds renewed their assaults within a few hours after the wiry South Koreans reached Little Nori's crest. Under heavy fire, ROK engineers attempted to set up portable log bunkers and string barbed wire to make the peak de- fensible. U. S. BARS Stores Open Tonight Until 9 Travis Hall and robbed of in cash as ht was en route from a bank. His two young daughters, Jean, 7, and Judy, 6, also were slain with a neighbor's son, Michael Saile, 4. Young's other daughter, Sondra, 3V4, also was beaten and left for dead. The killer or killers stuffed the victims' bodies in the trunk of Young's car. Little Sondra survived and tola in simple words how two men, one of them masked, had beaten the others to death. Travis Hall was taken to the po- lice station at Richmond after hii MINNEAPOLIS M Chairman I arrest and while there a telephone Ira Polley of the Eighth Region I call came from Fresno. Wage Stabilization Board says he j A man asked, "Have you m Travis HaU in jail for the Plumai Police flashed word to Fresno land Wendell HaU was taken into 'custody. Travis HaU is married and the father of two small girls and a boy. He recalled that a year ago he was arrested for grand theft, but said it was a "case of mistaken identity and I was released." "If Oct. 10 (the day of the Ches- ter slayings) was a week day, then I was Hall declared. Oct. 10 was a Friday. The younger Hell said lie was employed by E. P. Finigan, bead of a gymnasium equipment company in San Francisco. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy and a little colder with occasional flurries of snow tonight. Sunday generally fair and not so cold. Low tonight 12, high Sunday 26. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 i hours ending at 12 ra. today: Maximum, 27; minimum, 16; I noon, 21; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wis. Cen. Observations) Max. temp. 25 at nooa Friday, min. 15 at 7 a.m. Noon readings- Clouds overcast at feet, visi- bility wind 17 miles per hour from west, northwest, baro- meter 30.U .steady, humidity it per cent. WSB Regional Members Quit hopes the seven industry members of the group will reconsider the resignations they submitted Friday night. Polley pointed out that some 300 applications for wage adjustments already have piled up since the industry members started bpycott- jng meetings a week ago. "Since the Defense Production Act was passed it has been in- creasingly apparent that wage stabilization has come to mean relaxation of controls rather than said the statement sub- mitted by the seven who quit. Those who submitted resigna- tions are: Arnett Leslie and Arthur Egan, Minneapolis, and Lyle Fish- er, St. Paul, regular prjiel mem- bers, and Alternates C. H. Burns, D u 1 u t h; John Schlitz, Billings, Mont., Frank Gleeson, Minneapolis, and Arthur Lampland, St Paul There was no immediate com- ment from the group on PoUey's plea for reconsideration. SHOPPING DAYS LEFT s   

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