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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Not So Cold Tonight, Warmer On Tuesday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad VOLUME 52, NO. 266 SIX CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 29, 1952 TWENTY PAGES Only A Battered Shell standing on the site of the Wis- consin Theater in La Crosse which was gutted by a fire Sunday. At the left, a wall which had begun to totter is being leveled. The jumbled balcony is in the background. (Republican- Herald photo) TODAY Ike Making Big Business Responsible By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP NEW YORK Maybe it is a bit early to be worrying about the end of the national honeymoon. None the less, it is pretty plain that bad trouble is already, build- ing up for President-elect Eisen- hower. Anyone can see it who spends much time around the American government in-embryo that has its capital here in New York. The surface signs are simple -enough. Take, for example, the state of New Jersey. Both New Jersey's governor, Alfred Driscoll and New Jersey's senior senator, H. Alexander Smith, were for Ei- senhower before Chicago, Neither was warned in advance of the choice of a New Jersey business leader, Robert Ten Broeck Ste- vens, as the new secretary of the army. Gov. Driscoll, who might have liked a Cabinet place him- self, was not much pleased. La Crosse Theater Destroyed by Fire LA CROSSE, Wis. unofficially estimated at! more than resulted from a fire that gutted the 43-year-old Wisconsin Theater in the downtown business district here Sunday morning. Two Jorgensen and Wayne over- come by smoke and hospitalized. Their condition was described as fair. A janitor discovered the fire in the building on Main Street, be- tween 5th and 6tlr streets, at 7 a. m and a 4-II alarm was sent out an hour later when the flames seemed to be getting out of con- trol. All of the city's firefighting equipment was pressed into1 serv- MacArthur Raps Back at Truman In Korean Row NEW YORK W Gen. Douglas MacArthur's description of a state- ment by President Truman as "in- accurate and misleading" today stimulated anew the controversy around the general's ouster as Far East commander. MacArthur, in a statement is- sued here last night, took issue with a reported comment by Tru- man that he relieved MacArthur because the general "wanted to in- volve us in all-out war in the Far East." The United Press quoted the President as making the statement I I I CO1UG1H, HO lliaiUllg UJL, On top of this, another major j Saturday m an interview he gave appointment from New Jersey is now quite probable. The young and brilliant banker, Douglas Dil- lon, of Dillon, Read Co., is re- to its White House correspondent. It was one of a series of year-end interviews granted by the Presi- dent to -White House newsmen. In Washington last night, White ported to be tentatively slated for j House p Secretary Roger the ambassadorship to Paris. It Tubby said Truman would have no will be an admirable appointment if it goes through. Yet Dillon has never been a Driscoll supporter. Driscoll heard about the probable appointment of Dillon only at sec ond hand. The governor's already frayed temper was far from im- proved. Not Consulted on Stassen Again, in Pennsylvania, neither Gov. Fine nor Sen. James Duff was' notified of the prospective selection of Harold Stassen as Mu- tual Security Administrator. Fine and Duff both regard Stassen as a carpet-bagger in Pennsylvania politics. Neither has been appeased by the appointment of one other Pennsylvanian to a minor post. These two notorious feudists of Pennsylvania politics have now been almost reconciled by their common exasperation. In other words, the same sort of thing that caused Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio to explode in pub- lic is also many of Pre- sident-elect Eisenhower's oldest political admirers to a high, roll- ing boil. Most Republican politi- cians think the trouble comes from "Tom Dewey taking over." As evidence for this theory, they cite the high confidence President- elect Eisenhower has shown in the former Dewey men and Attor- ney General-designate, Herbert Brownell. The theory is, at best, only one- Continued on Page 7, Column 4.) ALSOPS Cities Service Executive Killed TULSA, Okla. War- ren Ambrose, 63-year-old chairman of the board of the Cities Service Oil Company of Delaware, a sub- sidiary of Cities Service of New York, was killed in an automobile accident last night. Mrs. Ambrose died also. comment on the MacArthur state- ment. Tubby said the President "made his statement and is stick- ing by it." Courtney Whitney, retired major general and a 'top aide of Mac- Arthur, gave out lie latter's state- ment. It said in full: ice to fight the blaze until a. m. Although the two-story brick building housing the theater was gutted, three stores occupying the -front of the building and of- fices on the second floor were damaged only slightly. The fire, believed to have started in the projection room, swept from the rear of- the theater to the front. A short time after the fire was discovered, the rear wall toppled and firemen tore, down the side walls when they b'egan.to totter. Built in 1909, the theater was formerly known as the Majestic Theater and for many years tured vaudeville acts and road shows. Its name was changed recently to the Wisconsin Theater when it was converted to a moving pic- ture house. The stores damaged in the fire Two Perish in Plane Crash At Albert Lea By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Violent deaths over the extended Christmas holiday rose to 11 in Minnesota today, with five of the deaths coming over the weekend. Two men perished in the crash of their light plane, two others died in traffic mishaps, and a train-car crash killed one. Latest victims were: Otto Nelson, about 60, and Ro- land Purdy, 55, both of Albert Lea. They were killed in the crash of a ski-equipped plane on a farm seven miles northeast of Albert Lea Sun- day while directing a fox hunt from the air. Melvin Trandall, 52, Willmar. He died Sunday night in a car collision -on Highway 12 a mile west of Maple Plain. Four other cent; U.S. Economists Predict Good Times in 1953 Possible Downturn In 1954 With Sharp Test in 1955 By FRANK O'BRIEN WASHINGTON Wl Secretary of Commerce Sawyer and a team of government and private econo- mists predict good business in the new year, a possible downturn in 1954 and a sharp economic test in 1955. The economy has strong built-in safeguards against a depression in the coming years, Sawyer said, expressing the view that the chief peril, as defense spending slacks off, is fear and uncertainty, not economic weakness. "The situation is Saw- yer said in a personal preface to the report on "Mark- ets After the Defense Expansion." The report, made public last night was prepared as a guide to business' conditions in the final stages of the defense buildup and after spending for military pur- poses turns down. The crucial year will be 1955, it said. Peak for Defense Spending It predicted defense spending will reach a peak of 55 to 60 billion dollars late in 1953, will run at peak levels through 1954 and will fall off in 1955 to 50 to 55 billions. Defense expenditures would then go on down toward a more or less permanent level somewhere be- tween 40 and 50 billion dollars a year, it said. Meanwhile, it said, spendable in- come may go up 7 per cent. The report was written by the Commerce Department's Office of Business Economics after a six- month study in which other govern- ment agencies and the Committee for Economic Development (CED) co-operated. But the report came up with the conclusion that bigger production and purchasing power are the keys to locking out depression. The survey assumed internation- al conditions and- U. S. -military goals in the next three years, would not appreciably change. Economy Keeping Up Because the economy is now more or less keeping pace with both civilian and military require- ments, the report said, there will be neither a backlog of demand nor a letdown in 1955. In the present national security program, military spending is ex- pected to reach a peak at about 15 to 17 per cent of the gross na- tional product and to drop to a maintenance level of about 12 per rice Curbs ng Asked Township Judge Siles L. Stiee, 81, of Inverness, Calif., helps his bride on with her coat after their marriage in Los Angeles. The bride is the former Mrs. Louise G. Clark, 79, of Memphis, Mo., and she whispered something about life beginning at 80. The couple were childhood sweethearts 63 years ago. They will honey- moon in San Francisco. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) persons were injured. Harold Wilbur, 39, Minneapolis, a Milwaukee railroad baggage New Eve Costs Unchanged NEW YORK will -it cost a couple to go to a hotel or night club and there don paper caps and blow horns and yell "Hap-py new year" at the stroke of midnight? In terms of money it will be just about the same as last year from coast to coast.____________ Speaking of advertised prices only, here are a few from the na- tion's larger cities: I 1 New checks of a person in a few of the best-known night clubs are the top. Such hotels as the Waldorf-Astoria and Plaza are charging raini- Among principle points in the raums per person. Plenty of others report were these: I are charging lower prices. There 1. "The strong probability, I aiso are about bars in the city handler. He died Sunday of in- though of course no certainty, of where you can'walk in, buy one juries suffered when he was struck anotner year Of good business in I drink and yell "Hap-py new by a car Saturday night. Mary Louise Ebinger, 10. She was killed when a Northern Pacific train struck the family car at a grade crossing in Brainerd. The victim, her mother and two bro- thers were en route home after attending a church pageant Sun- day night. were the Kay Bee Apparel Shop) A former Dundas, and the Honig's Gift Shop. "President Truman's statement I in the county, yesterday as reported in the press, that I 'wanted to in- volve us in an all-out war in the Far East' is inaccurate and mis- leading. "My purpose and desire was not to extend the war but only to end it. At that time, this could have been accomplished with only a fraction of the approximately 000 American battle casualties which have since resulted. Actu- ally, the longer it lasts the greater the chance of its spreading. How anyone could use such a bloody drama as a means of self-glorifi- cation is quite beyond my com- prehension." It was not made clear whether the "self-glorification" remark was aimed at Truman or was intended by MacArthur to point up his own position in the controversy. MacArthur, now chairman of the board of Remington Rand, Inc., was fired by Truman April Truman then said in a formal statement that he concluded Mac- Arthur "is unable to give his wholehearted support" to U. S. and United Nations policies in Korea. Fire at Minneapolis Mattress Factory MINNEAPOLIS UP, A spark from a heater fan was blamed today for a flash fire that caused damage at the Land O'Nod Co., mattress and bedding manu- facturers plant Sunday afternoon. The fire burned out the second story of the building. Organize Soil Unit REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. W) Redwood County farmers have voted 243 to 32 to organize a soil conservation district. The. district will include all but six townships iwas killed in an automobile acci- j dent at Valejo, Calif., his mother I was informed Sunday. He was Boatswain's Mate First Class Eu- gene J. about 29. He had been in the Navy for over 12 years, 1953." 2. "A downturn in 1954 is a real possibility...." 3. "The projected decline in de- fense spending in 1955 would pro- vide a serious test of the econ- omy.... Thus, 1955 appears to be a year in which it will be of major importance sizably to expand pri- vate markets." 4. Personal income after taxes in 1955 may be 240 billion dollars, an increase of 7 per cent over 1951. 5. No major price raises are in- dicated in the near future. his mother, Mrs. Frank Freeman 6. A timely year for tax cuts Federal Judge Upholds T-H Law Provision BUFFALO, N. Y. (1ft Federal Judge John Knight today declared at midnight if you're determined to do it. Greater Miami dozen or more beach hotels now have supper constitutional the injunction pro- clubs and are reported offering vision of the Taft-Hartley Labor keen competition to night clubs. In Act. the latter, prices will range from j His decision came as he granted to per person. One big the government an 80-day injunc- botel is charging a head. Night tjon under the act, restraining clubs and hotel supper rooms re- port heavier bookings than last workers from continuing a strike at the Dunkirk plant of the Ameri- year, with prices about the same can Locomotive Company. or a little less. Kansas City From to a person for a seven-course dinner, favors and entertainment. Drinks are extra. Ike Calls on Advisers to Settle Issue 14-Man Agricultural Advisory Group Committee Chosen By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH NEW YORK tin President- elect Eisenhower has instructed a group of advisers to come up with recommendations on whether the new administration should ask Con- gress to extend wage-price control authority beyond April 30. An informed source, who asked not to be named, said today the group has been studying "the whole complex matter" for some time but has not reached even a preliminary decision. The advisers were described as eminently qualified, but the sourrt declined to say who they are. In another field, Eisenhower last night named a 14-man agricultural advisory committee to help draft the incoming administration's farm program. The committee was appointed by Meets Taft Tuesday NEW YORK Prtfid.nr- elect Eisenhower meeti Tuis- day with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio and other GOP Senate leaders to discuss new ad- ministration's legislative pro- gram. of Dundas said. Surviving also are j would be 1955, when both govern-1 to at his widow, a stepdaughter and nine sisters and brothers. ment and private spending may be slacking off. Officers And Others inspect the wreckage of a five-passenger private plane in which Ollie William Cox, 23, wealthy rancher, deliberately dived to his death at Sweetwater, Tex., Sunday. Cox ignored pleas of his friends who talked to him by radio for three hours trying to him to give up the plan to kill himself. Story on Page 12. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) principal night clubs and hotels for dinner, dancing, entertainment, fa- vors and noisemakers. to apiece for the liquor. New New York, a big range here to But for they give you a highball and a pint of champagne with din- ner and entertainment. After you've consumed those, you're on your own. San Francisco From a person down, with liquor extra. Dallas From down. No liquor by the drink is sold in Texas public places, but you can bring your own jug and buy setups. Los in the well- known Hollywood and Los Angeles nightspots start at (tax in- At Giro's and the Cocoa- nut Grove this price includes breakfast and hangover cures fur- nished by ment. a thoughtful manage- Atlanta One hotel is offering dinner, an ice show and dancing for Other club and hotel prices range-- from to apiece. H Cash ton Man Dies in Jail CASHTON (ffi Melvjn Jensen, 65-year old bachelor, called at the jail hefe late Saturday and asked to stay overnight. His rented room was too cold, he said. Jensen's body was found in his jail cell Sunday. Monroe County Coroner H.H. Williams said he had died of natural causes. The action, contested by the CIO United Steelworkers Union, was the first direct court test of the I Tait-Hartley Act's constitutionality. The government had sought an injunction to keep the supply of] Nickel-plated pipe, vital to atomic energy work, flowing from the Dunkirk plant. Knight ordered the workers to stay on their jobs until March 2. Knight said the strike could not continue because it affected the health and security of the nation. New Casualty List WASHINGTON UPi The Defense Department today identified 42 casualties of the Korean War.'A new list (No. 719) included 7 killed, 32 wounded, 1 injured accidentally and 2 missing. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy and not so cold tonight. Tuesday mostly cloudy with mod- erate temperature. Low tonight 16, high Tuesday 26. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, Sunday: Maximum, 25; minimum, 7; noon, 25; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 29; minimum, 12; noon, 22; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT TEMPERATURES (North Central Max. temp. 26 at p.m. Sun- day, min. 10 at a. m. today. Noon overcast at feet, visibility six miles with haze, barometer 29.80 falling, humidity 95 per cent Eisenhower after conferences with Ezra Taft Benson, secretary of ag- riculture-designate, and it will work with Benson. The group of farm specialists is headed by W. I. Myers, dean of the Agriculture College at Cornell University. The committee is an interim unit which will serve between now and inauguration day, Jan. 20, and perhaps for a while thereafter. It probably will be succeeded by a bipartisan federal agricultural com- mission, which Eisenhower said during the campaign he would cre- ate if elected. Two on Calling Litt The president-elect was return- ing to bis Commodore Hotel office today for the first time since last Wednesday, when the headquar- ters was closed for the Christmai weekend. Only two visitors were on the calling list banker Robert Cutler, who served as an adviser during the campaign, and Paul G. Hoffman, former chief of the Marshall Plan foreign aid pro- gram in the Truman administra- tion and now head of the Ford Foundation. Hoffman also was an adviser to Eisenhower during the campaign. Hoffman said after a recent con- ference with Eisenhower that for personal reasons he was not in the 3r a job in the new ad- ministration. Cutler called on the general last week and said "we asked by newsmen whether he would take a government job. The problem of what to do about wage-price controls is regarded by Eisenhower associates as one of the knottiest confronting him. The present wage-price control law expires April 30. Eisenhower's position during the campaign was that he wanted to see wage-price curbs junked as soon as feasible. He will have to decide in the early days of his administration whether this spring will be a feasible time. To Seek He also will seek advice on wage-price control issue from Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio and other Senate Republican leaders. The general, who already has con- ferred with House GOP may meet with the Senate group this week. The Stalin peace over- tures also are likely to be dis- cussed with the senators. The announcement of Eisenhow- er's appointment of an interim ag- ricultural advisory committee 'said the members bad been selected to represent a cross-section of the agriculture industry. The general is without authority to create any formal commission until he takes office. The intenfli committee' will serve until then. Besides Myers, members of the committee are: Jesse W. Tapp of San Francisco, vice president of the Bank of America; John H. Davis of Boston, vice president of the National Wool Marketing Carl Farrington of the Archer Daniels Midland (Continued en Page 4, Column 4.) IKE
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