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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy Tonight And Thursday, Temperature Same VOLUME 52, NO. 268 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 31, 1952 Tune in KWNO New Year's Eve Party Tonight Until TWENTY-FOUR PAOtt Traffic Deaths for Year Gov. Anderson i- LA i Inauguration To Go Over M ark Set for Jan 7 CHICAGO W) The National Safety Council today predicted traffic deaths in 1952 will total at least of the heaviest tolls in the nation's history. The council said deaths would be the largest number since 1941 and one that had been ex- ceeded in only three other years. But, -it added, an upsurge of deaths accompanying the good traveling weather in most of the U. S. 'in December could lift this year's total to the third highest on record. The three worst years, in the Airman Harry Cummings, Dallas, keeps his fingers crossed as ha repeats the lie which him top honors in the an- nual Burlington Liar's Club contest today. He is stationed at an air; base near Tokyo and says "If my father had entered the con- test I wouldn't have had a chance." (AP Wirephoto to The Republi- can-Herald) BIG MOSQUITO STORY WINS Texan Judged Best Liar in Country By JOHN B. RUMSEY BURLINGTON, Wis. World's Champion Liar of 1952 was announced today by the Burlington Liars' Club, and the winner of the 23rd annual Ananias Award Texan. After 12 months of sorting through mounds of prodigious tall tales the club selected Airman 3C. Harry V. Cummings of Dallas for his taE tale about Japanese mos- TODAY Ike Must Be Firm or Lose Allies JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP NEW YORK Eisenhower Administration is going to be pre- dominantly a businessman's ad- ministration, and this can be one of the healthiest and most hope- ful aspects of the new era, None- thelesss, after having a good look at the way the new administra- tion is taking shape, it seems pru- dent to point out a serious danger that may lie ahead. The best way' to suggest the na- ture of the danger is to point put what has happened in Britain. Business influence in British poli- tics was a more gradual and later growth than in America. The gov- ernments of Stanley Baldwin were the first in which the British busi- ness leader had anything like an equal voice, eVen in the Conserva- tive Party. The government of Ne- ville Chamberlain was the first, and last, British government truly dominated by businessmen. Failures Recalled Chamberlain's failure has all too often been attributed to evil mo- tives. In reality, it was no more tnan the result of exaggerated con- cern for the domestic economy, and insufficient understanding of growing dangers abroad. The note was most clearly struck by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir John Simon. He once justified crippling slashes in the budget of the Royal Air Force on the ground that the diplomats and service chiefs were worrying far too much after Hitler's Luftwaffe, and were forgetting that "the strength of the British economy was Britain's first line of defense." From every standpoint, then, there are real risks as well as great reasons for hope, in Eisen- hower's decision to form a busi- nessman's administration. The fact needs to be noted now, even be- fore the administration has had a chance to try its hand, because one can already see a pretty sharp division of opinion about policy pri- orities. With one group of Eisen- hower's new men, the domestic economy comes first; with anoth- er, the perils of the world situa- tion are given first consideration. The division declared itself on board the Helena, when President- elect Eisenhower was returning from Korea. Naturally enough, the incoming Secretary of the Treas- ury, George Humphrey, stood for- ward as the champion of the do- mestic economy; while the future Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, argued that it was no use safeguarding the domestic econo- my while allowing the world situa- tion to go to pot. The difference that developed (Continued en Page 3, Column 8) ALSOPS quitoes. number of lives lost in motor vehi- cle accidents were 1941 with 1937 with and 1936 with Ned H. Dearborn, council presi- dent said the grim figures car- ried a warning to New Year's cele- brators. He added: "This is the third consecutive year to bring an increase in traffic deaths. More cars and more travel are making streets and highways more dangerous. Only sober und cautious driving will ensure your safety." The council reported fatalities in the first 11 months of this year added up to The November toll of was the greatest for any November since 1941 and was 5 per cent higher than in November, 1951. The council has estimated that 410 persons will lose tfieir lives in traffic accidents during the four-day New Year holiday period starting at 6 p.m. today and end- ing at midnight Sunday. Lie Plans Panel To Deal With U.N. Employes UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. Informed sources said today U. N. Secretary General Trygve Lie shortly will set up a three-man panel to deal with American em- ployes suspected of being disloyal and will demand the State Depart- ment supply complete evidence of why they should be fired. Lie, disturbed at congressional charges that he "shockingly" kept American subversives on his staff, was determined to seek a show- down, these sources said. The secretary general and other high U. N. officials insist they want no American on the staff guilty of disloyalty to his country. They say they have done everything pos- sible to weed them out when pre- sented with concrete evidence by responsible U.S. government Air Force base near Tokyo, is- the third Texan to win the crown in recent years, but he had to draw on foreign material for this win- ning whopper: "One night in July I had just turned in for the night when I heard the door. open. At first I thought it was one of the other guys who slept in the room with me. When I got a better look I saw it was two mosquitoes. They j stood nearly 6 feet tall, and believe j me, I was too terrified to move, j so I just lay there when they ap- proached my bed. "I heard one of them say, 'Do you think we should eat him here, or should carry him "After a moment's consideration, the other'replied, 'Let's eat him here. If we carry, him home the big mosquitoes will take him away from us.' Another Texan, John S. Kendeix of Brooke Army Hospital at San Antonio, won an honorable men- tion. He said that as chief engi- neer of a hospital ship, he was once faced with the task of getting a large boiler installed in the heart of the ship within a matter of hours. "I went he lied, "bought 100 pounds of alum, dumped it into the boiler and filled it with water. When the boiler had shrunk to about the size of a radiator, I lowered it through the hatches, bolted it into place, washed it out with hot water, and when it had expanded to normal size, fired it we took off on time." The judges also gave honorable mention to Fred Craven of At- lanta, Ga., who said his brother had a well-trained dog. When the brother carried the gun on his right shoulder, the dog hunted rab- bits. If the gun was en the left shoulder, the dog hunted squirrels. The brother got out a new fish- ing rod to show to Craven, and in a few minutes the dog appeared from behind the barn carrying a can of worms. Elliot Stein of Bristol, Conn., won admiration for his fantasy about a lifelong Democrat who switched to Eisenhower. He en- tered the voting machine and grabbed the Republican lever. The GOP lever, unaccustomed to the touch of this through-and-through Democrat, kicked back and broke his arm. Badger Assistance Grants Reported MADISON grants for persons totaled in November, the State Depart- ment of Public Welfare reported today. In comparison with November, 1951, the number of persons aided was down three per cent, but amounts expended for aid was up 4.3 per cent. Old age benefits of went to recipients. Other payments included: Aid to blind persons, general re- lief, recipients, 516 dependent children, and disabled persons, So "officials have said that charges against "suspects" still employed by the U. N. are "flimsy." These "suspects" were reliably said to number 14. Twenty- nine Americans have already been let out, either by firing or ter- mination of contract. Last night's Washington an- nouncement that the FBI would henceforth screen American em- ployes and future employes was looked on here as a possible solu- tion to the problem. The FBI re- ports, evaluated by an American loyalty board, would be made available to Lie's new panel and could serve as the "definite evi- dence" which Lie has demanded. Officials close to Lie pointed out that mere suspicion of disloyalty concerning an American employe left them on shaky legal grounds. If the U. N. fires the suspected employe, who normally is under contract, the employe-may appeal to the U. N. Administrative Trib- unal and the burden of proof.is left to the U. N. If the U. N. is unable to supply the so far the offi- cials say has not been supplied by the State the U. N. is subject to damages be- cause it has broken a contract. Russ Demand West Berlin Dissolution BERLIN "tfl Russtan officials have repeated demands for the immediate dissolution of West Ber- lin anti-Communist groups which the Soviets accuse of sabotage and spying in East zone territory, the Soviet-licensed news agency ADN reported. 100-Year-Old State Ceremony Traditional By JACK B. MACKAY ST PAUL Ceremonies par- alleling those held traditionally for the last 100 years will mark the first full-term inauguration of Gov. C. Elmer Anderson next Wednesday. Brig. Gen. J, E. state adjutant general, announced today that plans have been completed for two full days of activities start- ing Tuesday, when the 58th Legis- lature convenes. Legiflitivt Session Following opening of the legis- lative session at joon, the law- makers will proceed with organiza- tion of the Senate and House. In the upper branch, among the first order of business will be ad- ministering the oath of office as lieutenant-governor to Ancher Nel- sen, former state senator from Hutchinson. At noon Wednesday Gov. Anderson will deliver his inaugural message to the legislature before a joint convention of both houses in the House chamber. The gover- nor and his party will enter the House chamber to' be received by Chief Justice Charles Loring and the six associate justices of the supreme court, constitutional of- ficers of the state and other dig- nitaries. Joint Convention The joint convention will be call- ed to order by Rep. John A. Hartle of Owatonna, speaker at the last several sessions and slated to be elected to that post again. Gov. Anderson will be sworn in by Chief Justice Loring. The governor then will deliver his message, which is expected to take about a half hour. After his inaugural address, Gov. Anderson will hold an informal reception for legislators and other guests in the House chamber. Wednesday evening Gov. and Mrs, Anderson will bold the tra- ditional reception for the public in the rotunda of the state Capitol. In the receiving line with Gov. and Mrs. Anderson will be Chief Jusfice Loring; Lt; Gov and1 Mrs. Nelsen, House '.Speaker and Mrs. Hartle, Secretary-of-State Mrs. Mike Holm, State Auditor and Mrs. Stafford King, State Treasurer and Mrs. Val Bjornson, Attorney Gen- eral and Mrs. J. A. A. Burnquist, and Supreme Court Clerk Mrs. Grace Kaercher Davis. New Year's Resolutions Held Phony NEW YORK Before you worry about any New Year's reso- lutions, you might like to hear this: Psychologist Ralph Hefferline of Columbia University says they are a "phony solution of just word magic. They don't work for most people and even if they do they may not be wise. "Consider what a person does when he makes a resolution to get rid of what he calls a bad said the professor just before New- Year's Eve. "In doing this, it's as though one side of his personality sets up rules for the other side. So he really makes two people out of himself. He creates a situation somewhat like a continuation of his child- hood, when he was defiant and rebellious of rules. "Now he has taken over the part his parent had. That's the part that makes resolutions. The other part is still resistant and usually manages to sabotage the resolution sooner or later." Sweeping Prison Reforms Sought Firemen Manning pieces of equipment direct streams of water into the Northwest Bicycle Sup- ply Co. The blaze swept the firm Tuesday night. Fire department officials set the loss at more than to the old brick structure on the north edge of Minneapolis. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) 3 Judges Delay Deportation of Draft-Dodger By KARL R. BAUMAN WASHINGTON federal judges have temporarily saved Serge Rubinstein, rich Russian- born financier, from being sent to Ellis Island on a deportation war- rant. But the 45-year-old New Yorker, at a 2Vi-hour conference the lead ers had with the general yester- who served a prison term for draft day. be ordered to sur- Taft told newsmen afterwards he was standing by his 'lee. 2 state- ment that Eisenhower's selection of Democrat Martin Durkin was "incredible." But the Ohio lawmaker, slated Some Residents of Wakefield, N. H., are without local medical service because of the marriageiof their doctor, Louise M. Paul. She and her husband, Dr. Frank Heck, above, left on a honeymoon and will live in Rochester, Minn., where he is on the Mayo Clinic staff. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) dodging, may render before the year ends at mid- night. The U. S. Court of Appeals indi- cated it may announce sometime this afternoon a decision on wheth- er to bar the Justice Department j urcjay, said "he felt a "general from taking Rubinstein into cus- j understanding" had been reached 'with Eisenhower on future ap- pointments. Will Consult Senators The understanding, said Jobs Issue, Farm Policy Settled at Ike-Tart Meeting By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH NEW YORK Eisenhower appeared today to have satisfied Sen. Robert A. Taft and other Senate Republican leaders on two issues which threatened to cause the new administration trou- ble in Congress. The Procedure for job appointments by Eisenhower and (2) farm threshed out Churchill Sails For U.S. and Talks With Ike tody. The 4 p.m. Tuesday deadline set by Atty. Gen. McGranery for Rubinstein's surrender to the New York office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service was almost two hours past when the Court of Appeals asked the Justice Depart- ment to hold up action while it considers the case. The Justice Department prompt- ly said it would respect the re- quest. A half dozen immigration inspectors who had started comb- ing Washington for Rubinstein were told to call off the hunt, Rubinstein came to Washington from New York, but remained in seclusion while his lawyers battled in two courts in his behalf. The attorneys refused to tell reporters where he was. But they told the Court of Ap- peals he will surrender immedi- ately should its ruling be against Rubinstein. Only his immediate de- tention was involved in these pro- ceedings. In asking the Justice Department to delay seizure of Rubinstein, Judge Henry W. Edgerton told Frank H. Strickler and Robert Scott, assistant U. S. attorneys: :'We are disinclined to act in- stantly." WEATHER i FEDERAL FORECAST j Winona and Vicinity Mostly! cloudy tonight and Thursday. No j important change in temperature, j Low tonight 26, high Thursday 33. LOCAL WEATHER j Official observations for the 24.j hours ending at 12 m. today: j Maximum, 34; minimum, 25; noon, 34; precipitation, trace of snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT TEMPERATURES (North Central Observations) Max. temp. '32- at noon, min. 27 at p.m. Tuesday. Noon read- broken at feet, overcast at wind 9 miles per hour from southwest, visibility 10 miles, barometer 29.86 falling, hu- midity 95 per cent. SOUTHAMPTON, Prime Minister saled today on the liner Queen Mary for 49 Proposals Submitted to Gov. Anderson Citizens Committee Submits Report After Year's Study ST. PAUL on-A modern philo- sophy of penal administration is recommended in a lengthy repcrt given Gov. Anderson Tuesday by his Citizens Advisory Committee on Penal Reform. The report, which contains 49 proposals, is the result of nearly a year of work by the 16-member committee named last January. It covers the state's three penal institutions, StUlwater Prison, St. Cloud Men's Reformatory and the Shakopee Women's Reformatory. It was made pubb'c only a few dayl before a report is due on an in- tensive investigation of Stillwater Prison affairs by Jarle Leirfallom, acting state institutions director. The committee, headed by Henry Gallagher, Mankato, former chief justice of the Minnesota Court, also recommends additional institutions personnel and urges "modern, unified system" for clas- sifying criminal offenders. Study For It calls for a study to determine if the State Board of Parole should be given authority to periodicaEy review records of "lifers" and to grant paroles when justified. The board now has a policy of not releasing "lifers" until the Start Pardon Board acts. Stating that more than 23 cent of St. Cloud Reformatory in- mates and 60 per cent of Still- water Prison inmates fall back into criminal habits after release, committee said: "It is evident that if society is to be properly protected, the prim- ary purpose of the state penal institutions should be training and rehabilitation of all individuals committed to them so that they may be able to make a satisfactory adjustment to society upon their release." Other recommendations in report called for: A physician available on a 24- hour a day basis at all three in- stitutions, one registered nurse on duty at all times in hospitals at Stillwater Prison and St. Cloud Reformatory and three psycholog- ists each at Stillwater and SL Cloud. talks with President-elect Eisen- Taft- i hower on Korea and other world j m Rulei calls for "adequate consultation" j problems i A cnanSe m rules Permit men with senators in advance of ap-! 78-year-old British inmates to have matches in their pointments. who aiso js scheduled to call on j cells The other issue which threatened! President Truman later before he Liberalization of rules governing to make trouble for Eisenhower! takes a two-week holiday in Ja- i the number of letters an cropped up just before yesterday's j maica, was accompanied by Mrs.! may write, and to wnom, me conference started. Churchill. number of visiting days and persons Sen. Milton R. Young of North! The huge liner, which left port Dakota, secretary of the Senate GOP Policy Committee, told re- here at a.m. a.m., CST) is due in New York Jan. 5. who- may visit, and circumstances under which an inmate may visit his home. porters he would oppose Senate j Shortly confirmation of Ezra Taft j from London, the Prime Minister Eisenhower's choice for secretary i spent two hours discussing with of agriculture unless Benson Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden cw iuin. Before his departure! Twclve part-time teachers came out flatly for permanent government price support of basic the British proposals on Anglo- American problems'he'will lay be- farm commodities at a minimum of fore Eisenhower next week. 90 per cent of parity. j Informed sources said Parity is a formula designed to i points fal1 farmers a fair return for j their crops in line with the price i of things they buy. i After the meeting, Young saidi he had talked to Eisenhower about desire to join in the recently signed the matter and to Benson fay that he had decided not to oppose confirmation. ____________ Young said both the general and I sultations before the U. S. under- takes any new strategy in the Far e statement of willingness to Eisejlhower well fore. The other two deal with Britain's Benson had assured him they are for price support at 90 per cent of parity through 1954, as provided under the present law. No Paper Thursday There will be no edition of The Republican-Herald published on Thursday which is New Year's Day. Re-- gular publication schedules will be resumed Friday. Over the holiday period, local as well as world news will be featured on KWNO AM-FM at the hours indicated in the radio programs which will be found on the back page of this edition. and modern school textbooks and materials at Stillwater and fuU- t i m e civilian instructors at St. Cloud. A combined gymnasium and re- habilitation center at St. Cloud and sources said these full-time recreational leaders at into four main cate- Stillwater and St. Cloud. Korea and Soviet i Profits from prison industries to Stalin's Christmas be used to improve the penal sys- Abandoning of the present prac- tice of subjecting nearly all male inmates to the "repressive treat- ment" involved in achieving maxi- mum security. (The said less than one-third of the in- mates require maximum .security treatment.) Gov. Anderson said he would make recommendations to t h e legislature based on the report'! findings. He had no other immedi- ate comment on the voluminous report. Pacific Defense Pact between Aus- tralia, New Zealand and the United States and her wish for close con- East that might involve either Britain or France in heavier com mitments. From The Republican-Herald Staff i Inmates Should Get Higher Wage, Claim i ST. PAUL of I state's three penal institutions, Stillwater, St. Cloud and Shakopee, j should get higher wages, a gover- nor's advisory committee, says in a report made public Tuesday night The committee urged a careful survey of wage rates and recom- mended that funds be provided to make possible an increase "at leaf t equal to the increase in living costs." At Stillwater, wages range from 15 to 65 cents a day. Inmates work 40 hours a week.   

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