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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Drizzle Changing To Snow Tonight; Temperatures Same VOLUME 52, NO. 261 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 22, 1952 Be a Goodfellow TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Christmas Packages, broken luggage, and twisted chunks of wreckage litter the ground where a giant Air Force Globemaster C-124 crashed and burned near Moses Lake, Wash., killing 86 per- sons. The house-size craft crashed during a snow- storm shortly after leaving Larson Air Force Base with a joyous capacity load of service personnel, home-bound for Christmas, Experts Seek Cause Of Globemaster Crash MOSES LAKE, Wash. W) Mil- itary experts continued efforts to- day to solve the riddle of why 86 men were killed here Saturday in history's worst airplane crash. And civilian officials, in and out of government circles, began a concerted demand for investiga- tions and action to reduce the number of military plane acci- dents. Saturday's crash, which killed slow because many of the vic- tims, were mangled and burned beyond recognition. A study of dental records was being made by identification ex- perts. Meanwhile, four Air Force gen- erals huddled with other officers, civilians and technical representa- tives of aircraft and equipment manufacturers, trying to piece to- gether the cause of the accident. An Air Force captain with years of experience flying heavy equip all but 30 of the men aboard the ment said he thought the plane U. S. military's biggest airplane, was the 10th in a recent series which has snuffed out more than 300 lives. Calls began immediately for grounding of military aircraft just couldn't develop enough power to rise from the runway, He was Capt. George Demas of Cleveland, 0., and Charleston, S. C. His observations were made first was one of the pas- sengers who lived through the Mother Facing Death Planning Big Christmas LOS ANGELES Los An- geles mother has decorated the tree and plans to spend a merry Christmas Day with her husband and three young sons. Then she'll go to the hospital for delivery of the fourth baby that may bring an end to her life. while safety precautions and plane j crash. checks are taken. on Ground Too Long Ike Confers With Committee On Red Danger Group Headed By James Conant Of Harvard U By MARVIN I. ARROWSMITH NEW YORK Dwight D. Eisenhower meets today with four key officials of the new administration and representatives of the Committee on the Present Danger. The committee was created two years ago to help alert the nation to the threat of Communism at home and abroad, and to spur mili- tary preparedness. An organization with about 50 members throughout the country, the committee is headed by Dr. James B. Conant, president of Harvard University. Other committee members who will attend" today's conference are John Foster Dulles, named for sec- retary of state; Harold E. Stassen, who will be director of mutual sec- urity in the new administration; Gen. William J. (Wild Bill) Dono- van, chief of the World War II Office of Strategic Services, and Tracy S. Voorhees, New York attorney. Brownell to Sit In Herbert Brownell, attorney gen eral-designate, and Roger M. Kyes, appointed deputy secretary of de- fense last Friday, also will sit in at the session. Kyes will represent Charles E. Wilson, who will be sec- retary of defense. Dulles, Stassen and Brownell will be in departments or agencies directly concerned with fighting Communism at home and overseas. The President-elect took time out from a planned weekend of rest yesterday to confer for two hours at his Columbia University resi- dence with a committee he recently named to study and streamline or- ganization of the executive branch of the government. The committee is working with Temple University 'personnel who are making a special survey in that field. Those named by Eisenhower who met with him are Nelson A. Rocke- feller of New York, former assist- "I had a peculiar he said from his hospital bed at Lar- son AFB, we were staying too long on the ground. I became convinced of this when I felt the Investigation Asked Sen. Richard Russell (D-Ga) called for an exhaustive investi- gation. He said it was possible a subcommittee of his Senate Armed Services Committee would j plane bounce at the end of the take action on the Moses Lake j runway and it seemed the plane disaster. ihad not developed enough power At Larson Air Force Base, start- to complete the takeoff." ing point of the flight, the grim The pilot, Capt. Demas said, ap- and tedious job of identifying the parently agreed, as he "tried to have ant secretary and die happy, I'm going to try again dead continued. The process was TODAY Fair Trial Is Denied Latt imore By JOSEPH ALSOP WASHINGTON Owen more and John Carter Vincent are two of the silliest fellows this re- porter has ever had the misfortune to know. They are additionally ac- cused, at the moment, of being traitors to the United States. May- be they are. But it is a duty to yank it into the air because it was too late to reverse the prfc pellers and stop it." The plane rose sharply, the cap- tain related, then started to settle. "Then the pilot turned sharp to the left and that suggested to me he was attempting to come back to the runway. I looked out the window at that point and estimated we were about 75 feet in the air." The pilot, later identified in the list of dead as Lt. William O'Con- nell of Portland, Me., probably changed his mind and attempted to resume normal course, Demas i said. After that, the first thing Demas could recall was making Latti-1 his painful way from the wreckage and collapsing, Not Too Many Aboard He was seriously but not criti- cally injured. The 116 men in the giant twin- decked plane was not unusual, Air point out that the right of Force officials said. They told of i .1 1___L. _ t AOf p in nrVlirtVi 1 Cfl TVI On llflfVl T flfl. two men to a fair trial has been and is being, shockingly and slyly violated. The unfairness lies in a simple fact. Vincent has, in effect, been tried on one set of ctiarges and found guilty on quite another. The same thing is now happening to Lattimore. Above all, both men have been carefully deprived of any chance to answer the main accusation brought against them. The circumstances and timing of this main accusation against Vin- cent and Lattimore deserve care- ful study. Late in 1945, Louis Budenz left the Communist Party and embark- ed on his present career as a pro- fessional ex-Communist. During the years 1946 through 1949, ac- cording to his own testimony, Bu- denz spent the incredible total of more than hours tracing for the FBI the ramifications of the Communist conspiracy. During these same years, Latti- more held an honored academic' appointment, while Vincent occu- pied positions of the highest trust in the State Department. They were both immeasurably more im- portant figures than the many oth- er men Budenz was accusing to the FBI. Yet during four years and hours of inquisition, from 1946 through 1949, the recoid shows that Budenz never once mentioned to the FBI that either Lattimore or Vincent was a secret Communist. A built-in pick-up in Budenz's memory evidently began to oper- ate in the winter of 1950, when Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy started his attack on Communists in gov- (Continued on Page 18, Column ALSOPS tests in which 160 men with 100- pound packs have flown in C124s without overloading. But Rep. Edith N. Rogers (R- Mass) asked the Air Force to ground the transports until the ac- cident causes can be determined. Servicemen, she told Secretary of Air Finletter, "should not be crowd- ed into one large airplane like cattle." Sen. Stennis a mem- ber of the armed services com- mittee, called for a full report on Globemaster crashes to the com- mittee. The Air Force today releas- ed the names of 43 identified dead in the crash. None was from the North Central states area. Commander of Larson Air Force Base is Brig. Gen. H. W. Bowman who was commanding officer of the 401st Bomb Group in Europe during World War II. Breaking News To Children Hard MOSES LAKE, Wash. two little children of Lt. Robert J. Maple attended a Christmas party at Larson Air Force Base here yesterday. They had a wonderful time seeing Santa Claus in a party they had looked forward to for weeks. Mrs, Maple was there too. But not Lt, Maple. He was co-pilot of the C124 which crashed with a loss of 86 lives here, Saturday. He died in the wreckage. "I couldn't disappoint Mrs. Maple said of the two little children, "I had to go through with it. I couldn't tell them about Robert today." this Christmas to forget my trou- bles and make it a happy time for everyone." For the young mother has known for more than a year that she suffers from an incurable lymphat- ic ailment known as Hodgkins' Disease. After the birth of her third child-, Raleigh, 18 months, doctors told her she probably wouldn't live through Christmas, 1951. "As you can see, the doctors were, wrong. The prayers and the faith of those I husband, my children, my mother, my friends and a thousand strangers me alive." Mrs. Garrett's fourth child will be delivered by Caesarean section. Dr. Arthur S. Flemming, president of Ohio Wesleyan University; and Dr. Milton Eisenhower, president of Pennsylvania State College and a brother of the general. Also present were Joseph M. Dodge, Detroit banker who is serv- ing as Eisenhower's pre-inaugura- tion representative in the Budget Bureau; Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire, assistant to the new President; Arthur H. Vanden- berg Jr., his executive assistant; and John French, .the committee attorney. James C. Hagerty, Eisenhower's press secretary, said the commit- tee made a preliminary report and probably will meet again with the general in advance of his inaugura- Medical authorities say chances of tion Jan 2Q Hagerty did not dis- a normal baby are good, evenj ht reeommendations the though they are taking it a month j But they fear Mrs. Garrett won't SSSfS To Broaden Study In naming the committee resistance. They say she would last president of have as little chance of surviving 1 TefPle. Diversity, that it was his a normal delivery and by Caesar- 1 understanding the university study ean they may save the baby I would integrate and bring up to "This time they may be says the mother. (Continued on Page 9, Column T.) IKE Mrs. Jean Garrett, 27, of Los Angeles, Calif., aided by her husband Thomas, decorates their Christmas-tree before the eager eyes of-their three children, left to right, Robert, 3, Thomas Jr., 7, and tiny Raleigh, months. A note of sadness is injected into the picture, however, as Mrs. Garrett, an expectant mother, is ill of an incurable lymphatic ailment and not expected by doctors to survive the birth' of her fourth child which will be delivered by Caesarean section following Christmas day. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Complaint Rejected by U. N. Members Of The Ukrainian delegation to the United Nations in New York City are just weary people as they sit through the night-long debate on the demand by Russia's Andrei Gromyko, right, for the condemnation of the United States for the alleged mass murder of prisoners on Pongam Is- land. The weary Ukrainians were caught napping in this manner as their own chief, Prof. A. M. Baranovsky, spoke. The assembly turned down Gromyko's demand in a pre-dawn vote at a.m. and adjourned until Feb. 24. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Be A Goodfellow Previously Janet Paton 2.00 Kristi and Pattu 2.00 j. G. i.oo A and 1.00 Spartan 4-H Club of Minnesota City 2.00 B and B Electric Co. 10.00 Sandllou Baker 10.00 Steak Shop Employes 16.25 R. H. Watkins........ 10.00 Donna Rat and Richard Allen 2.00 Donald, David, Gerald, Marie and Jamei 2.50 Altura Friend 5.00 Clyde Homemaken Club A Lover of Children Betty Hebbler......... 5.00 Federal Bakery Co. and Employes 100.00 In Memory of My Dad, Ella Ledebuhr 2.00 Fred and Tommy Arndt 2.00 A Friend 2.00 Patsy and Jerry 1.00 W. E. Cooper, Brem- erton, Wash........ 1.00 Standard Foundry Co. 15.00 F and A 2.00 Lillian McDirmid, Hix- ton, Wis........... 5.00 Edwin and Martha Brown 10.00 A Friend, Whitehall, Wis................. 2.00 A Friend 1-00 Winona Junior Chamber of Commerce 25.00 A Friend from Arcadia 2.00 Mike, Steve, Peg and Mary Susan 1.00 Langenberg's 15.00 A Friend from Altura 1.00 A Koal Kid 1.00 A Friend 1.00 Kathleen 2.00 Neville-Lien Post 1287, VFW 10.00 Patty Hien 2.00 T. J. Pellowski 2.00 St. Joseph, Mo., Shivers As Natural Gas Line Fails ST JOSEPH, Mo. pre-Christmas chill enveloped this North- west Missouri for some of its residents there may be i stunt, at least three more shivering days ahead. It was brought about by a break in a natural gas supply line. Charge Based On Deaths of ROW Rioters Assembly Adjourns Until After Ike's Inaugural Ceremony By FRANCIS W. CARPENTER UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. weary United Nations Assembly early today turned down a bitter Russian demand for condemnation of the United States for the alleged mass murder of Red prisoners on Pongam Island in Korea. Immediately a.m. Assembly adjourned until Feb. 24, after the inauguration of U. S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower. Red-eyed after a tense all-night debate, Assembly delegates voted 45 "nays" to 5 Soviet bloc "yeas" against the Russian proposal. Ten members of the Arab-Asian bloc abstained. The other three in that Iran, Lebannon and Thai- against the Soviet move. The Soviet bloc gained no sup- port outside of its own tight group for the resolution, which denounced by U. S. Delegate Er- nest A. Gross as a "sickening" and shabby midnight propaganda Reply to Charges Gross, replying to chargei the entire city's gas supply. That af- launched at midnight Saturday by fected about out of the homes, plus businesses. And brother, the temperatures have been plenty freezing most of the time. Today the city got sleet and snow, further handicapping the gas company's efforts to restore service. I It took only a few hours to repair the break, but here's the rub: Tough on Residents Every meter in the city, must be turned off manually before gas can be sent flowing through the lines again. Then every meter has to be turned on again. As a safety mea- sure, the gas company has its own employes or plumbers doing the meter job rather than leaving it to the home owners. Although gas was back in about 100 homes last night, a company official said the full supply may not be restored for the entire city until at least Christmas. Those whose houses were heated with gas either bundled up in heavy clothing or moved in with friends having oil or coal heating equip- Justice Magney To Retire From Supreme Court ST. PAUL (ffi A career of 36 years as a public official will come to an end Jan. 12 when Associate Justice C. R. Magney will retire from the Minnesota Supreme Court. Justice Magney who has spent 9V4 years on the high court bench, I planned to write his official letter; from this midnight maneuver by i tVin Grunof anunrnmemt If It nrArtf Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Grom- yko said the riot on Dec. 14 in which 87 persons were killed was engineered to kelp the Kremlin cover up the fact that "the aggres- sors and their sponsors have'.re- jected peace in Korea." He said the guards fired at the rioting Reds I to quell them and to avoid greater casualties. j Gross referred to the blunt re- I jection by the Communists of I Indian peace plan approved by I General Assembly Dec. 3 by a I of 54 to 5 (Soviet bloc) with Na- tionalist China abstaining. "The Soviet Gross said, "may now recognize the mis- take it made in so brutally reject- ing the Indian resolution for in Korea and in so contemptuously flouting the will of the United Nations. There is a lesson to be drawn r, A A f. of retirement to Gov. Anderson to- day- the Soviet government. It is proof when of Unjted Nations unite on a moral issue and clothing or moved in with friends H f m come the dav i uumr uu a ii.ula, having oil or coal heating equip- reached his 7uS birthday i raUy from aU cornrs of thc ment after reached his (utn Dirinaay aroimd ihe cause peace and de. You could hardly find an elec-! and will mark the close of pubhc ffinse fte encmjes trical heating appliance in any office that s rted when, at t he fiac corners of There was a run on! 01 Total Mrs. C. A. Herberg, Whitehall Friends from age. Flyx-Creek Ladies, age. Richard and Duane Mayer package. Henry Admiral new rubber toys. Mrs. C. M. Steber Beverley Winona County Rural Youth Group baby clothes and toys. A Friend from Plainview clothing. Mrs. WCTU fruit and canned goods, A Friend bedspread. Ed Phillips and Sons, La of candy. bags of candy, nuts and fruit. A A Friend from Cochrane Clothing. Glomski, Cochrane Mrs. Edwin Benedett, St. A Friday listing should have read Gracie Irene the stores. There was a them shortly after the break. One man borrowed a plumber's furnace which burns gasoline and is used to heat lead. He set it up in his living room and found he could keep two rooms warm. Another man with memories of the old open charcoal braziers filled a dishpan with charcoal and set it afire. But he had forgotten about a flue. And his house filled with gaseous fumes. Let Water Run To prevent freezing of 34, Justice j elected msyor Magney was desperation. We do not believe that of Duluth. He held can be brokeD or UDder. mined by acts of lying desperation such as those we have witnessed here." Looking Natty Gromyko, looking natty in a suit, also linked the riots with U.N. adoption of tile Indian Ko- that post four years and for years was a district court judge in that city. Official retirement will not mean sitting back and taking it easy, however. Justice Magney plans on concentrating his attention on his various hobbies, among them hunt- ing, fishing, and interest in rean plan. He said the U. S. wanted to perpetuate the Korean War and Lu yci utTLUdlC U1C AYUH.UI1 oi auu serving the natural resources and thg Indian rcsolutjon was part Of beauties of northern Minnesota. He was named to the Supreme pipes, i Court July 1, 1943 by former Gov. some persons "run con- j Edward J. Thye and was later re- tinuously from their faucets. I elected to two six-year terms. His The fire department answered several alarms at houses where fireplaces or temporary heating de- vices got out of hand Downtown hotels were sold out. Justice Magney s wiie died a The heart of the business district j year after he came to St. Paul is heated with steam. The St Joseph News-Press and the Gazette, evening and morning current term has four more years to run, but his successor's term will expire at the next general election in 1954, under state law. I -'they did not W2Dt to that scheme. Gromyko said the International Red Cross report on last spring'i prison outbreak at Koje Island cri- ticized the U. S. for using weapons against rioting prisoners. He said newspapers, found themselves without typesetting facilities when the gas supply went off. Fifteen of the typesetting machines use gas to melt the lead for type. So con- tainers of bottled gas were ob- tained as a temporary measure and the newspapers went to press. The company has recruited men from its branches in other Missouri and Kansas towns to help out on the meters. Many are working 24- hour shifts. WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 use of force against the prisoners was part of an American scheme to saying go home. Those who refused, he added, were brutalized. Grorayko charged that in May, 1951, the U. S. shipped Chi- nese and North Korean prisoners to the U. S. to serve as "guinea pigs in atom that flame-thrower experi- Rnv RnrnpH Fatallv drizzle, changing to snow tonight. BOy Blirned rarany Two to five inches of new snow ex- hours ending at 12 m. today: on May 10, 1952, American hang- Maximum, 35; minimum, 20; j men gouged out the eyes of 18 noon, 33; precipitation, trace. prisoners, and that on May 30, Official observations for the 24! 1952, the U. S. burned 800 prisoners hours ending at 12 m. today: alive in Maximum, 36; minimum, 21; ments, noon, 36; precipitation, trace: sun Lloyd Selwyn Lloyd, British Min- sets tonight at sun rises morrow at FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and drizzle, changing to snow tonight. NEW ULM, Minn. UP) A 7- month-old boy was burned fatally Sunday while being, steamed to ease a bad cold. He was Russell Mack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlin Mack, farmer's near here. The boy was being held over a kettle of hot water when it tipped and the scalding liquid spilled over him. He died three hours later in a New Ulm hospital. pected late tonight ending early Tuesday. No important change in temperature. Lowest tonight 28, highest Tuesday 35. AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) Max. temp. 36 at noon today, min. 28 at p.m. Sunday. Noon readings sky overcast at feet, visibility 3 miles with fog, wind calm, barometer 29.90 steady, humidity 95 per cent. ister of State, burst out laughing at these claims and Gross joined j him. Looking at the British, Gromyko (Continued on Page 9. Column 7.) U.N. Stores Open Tuesday Until 9 SHOPPING DAYS UFT   

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