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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Snow, Rain Tonight, Cloudy On Wednesday The Nation This Week Salutes E- All Boy Scouts VOLUME 52, NO. 302 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY TO, 1953 EIGHTEIVKt CAGES ecision on Blockade of China Gen. James A. Van Fleet, retiring 8th Army commander in Korea, stood in his four-star jeep and reviewed massed troops of the Republic of Korea 5th Division during his farewell tour of the front with his successor, Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor (standing, rear (AP Wirephoto) Korean Offensive Would Succeed, Van Fleet Says Loss Estimated At in Fire at Glueck MONTEVIDEO, Minn. UP) Loss today was set at nearly a halJ million dollars in a fire which razed a wooden grain elevator and annex at Glueck, 14 miles east of here, late Monday. Volunteer firemen from Monte- video, Clara City and Maynard kept the flames from spreading to other nearby grain storage bins and Glueck dwellings. Jake Jensen, terminal owned said grain loss manager of the by Cargill Inc., would be about with the buildings making up the balance of his estimate. No one was injured. Jensen reported the razed struc- tures contained bushels of soybeans and bushels of oats. Friction caused by a slipping pulley was blamed for starting the fire. Air Force Plane Crashes, Killing 5 WEISBADEN, Germany wi A U. S. Air Force transport plane crashed and killed its five Ameri- can crewmen near Bitburg, Ger- many, today. An Air Force announcement said the pilot of the two-engined C-119 was trying to land at Bitburg Air Ease by instruments in bad weath- er when the plane slammed into a hillside. Names of victims were withheld until relatives are notified. Retiring General Pays Glowing Tribute to Patriotism of ROKs By JOHN RANDOLPH (Editor's note: The first time Associated Press War Corre- spondent John Randolph saw Gen. James A. Van Fleet, "Big Jim" had just taken ove.r command, of the U.S. Eighth Army. They met in the U.S. 3rd Division's sector in North Korea in mid-April, 1951. About a week later Communist hordes struck and the Third fell back into South Korea. During the pullback Randolph ran four times across a bullet-swept field, evacuating wounded. Later Van Fleet pinned the Silver Star on Randolph's shirt for that action. They got to know each other well. "Big Jim" is leaving Korea to- morrow. But just before he turned over his command he gave Randolph the following farewell SEOUL James A. Van Fleet said today a United Nations general offensive in Korea now would be a certain success. On the eve of his farewell to the Eighth Army, the 60-year-old re- iring commander again expressed belief in carrying the war to the Reds, said the U. N. lost opportunities for whipping the Commu- nists, and called for a million-man Republic of Korea Army with 20 combat divisions. Van Fleet made the statements n answering nine questions asked by The Associated Press as he pre- pared to turn over his command omorrow to Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. "aylor and leave Korea for the irst time since he arrived 22 months ago. To tiie question "Do you think a general offensive in Korea can be uccessful at this Van Fleet eplied with only one word: "Certainly." Lost Chances In other answers he said the .llies lost two chances for victory i Korea, disclosed his own most eart-shaking decisions as com- manding general, and gave what e feels are the two greates chievements of the Eighth Army nder his leadership. He included a glowing tribute to he "anti-Communist' patriotism nd loyalty" of the ROK soldiers rtiom he transformed from dis rganized, frightened bands into 14 ard-hitting modern divisions. In Continued on Page 1, Column 2. KOREA Van Fleet Bids Troops Farewell By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN SEOUL James A. Van Fleet bade this dramatic farewell to his U. S. Eighth Army troops today: "We have faith that President Eisenhower will find a way to bring peace to Korea as well as to the rest of the world." The retiring commander spoke against the backdrop of the roar of heavy Allied tanks blasting away at Communist targets on the Central Korean Front. Van Fleet Wednesday will surrender com- mand of the Eighth Army to Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor. Monday night 16 American Super- forts staged a daring night raid within sight of Antung, a MIG stronghold just across the Yalu. No Red jets were encountered. Van Fleet told his soldiers the Reds cried for a truce in the sum- mer of 1951 because "they were defeated and knew it." At the front, fighting dwindled to brief patrol clashes and one light Communist thrust. Snow fell all across the 155-mile battleline. The mercury hit 8 to 10 degrees above zero. The Superforts unloaded 160 tons of explosives on more than 300 buildings and a key rail yard. This yard is a link on the main line ;onnecting Manchuria with the Communist battlefront in Korea. Eighth Army headquarters re- >orted Allied ground forces in- licted Communist casualties n the first week of this month, compared with for the last week of January. Headquarters aid the Reds sustained killed, 783 wounded and 9 taken irisoner. Campaigning Begins for New U Regent Rochester Woman Among 3 Named As Prospects By ADOLPH JOHNSON ST. PAUL .HI _ Drives in behalf of prospective' candidates for Uni versity of Minnesota regent wer Jev., won her one-day services with a high bid of Later it developed that employes of Douglas Aircraft's El Segundo plant had contributed to the March of Dimes and asked for Miss Wilson to be their secretary. The campaign committee said she agreed. Farm Bureau Officials Pay Visit on Ike By DON WHITEHEAD WASHINGTON President Eisenhower House door opened today the White to powerful farm leaders who ,had been snubbed by the Truman adminis- tration in a feud over agricultural policies. His visitors were a group of 25 American Farm Bureau Federa- tion officials. They were headed by Bureau President Allan Kline, who clashed so bitterly with for- mer Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan that he was not welcomed either at the White House or Agriculture Department. This bitterness grew largely out of the opposition by Kline and other bureau leaders to the .so- called Brannan Plan for farm pro- duction subsidies which they con- tended would put farmers under complete government domination. Eisenhower obviously was anx- ious to patch up the bureau's re- lations with the federal govern- ment and ready to listen to the proposals on farm legislation they might have to offer. The meeting came against a background of .sagging farm prices which some Democrats contend could be halted by quick action on the part of the Eisenhower admin- istration. Senators Given Run-Down on Trip by Dulles Sen. Wiley Asks More Arms Be Sent to Chiang WASHINGTON Mi-Secretary of State Dulles told senators today President Eisenhower has no decision on a possible block- ade of Red China or other action in the Far East. Dulles, who testified at a closed session of the Senate Foreign Re- lations Committee, was quoted by two senators as having told group that any discussion of blockade is "premature." Sens. H. Alexander Smith (R- NJ) and Fulbright (D-Ark) said tfcey got the impression from Dul- les that the whole Far Eastern situation is wide open for any ac- tion the President may want to take in the future. Dulles was called before group primarily for a report on his recent trip to Europe. Oat purpose of that visit was to jog Europeans toward unity for de- fense. First Step DeUyed Chairman Wiley (R-Wis) quoted Dulles as saying he found in all capitals a disposition to ahead with ratification of the Eu- ropean Defense Community trea- ties but a reluctance to take first step. Dulles was quoted also as say- ing that-if Europe does not along the course to unity, "we will be faced with a very serious ques- tion of what our own future will be." In effect that was what he told the Europeans meaning United States would have to re- examine its aid policies. Wiley said Dulles told the len- ators: "I believe our trip made clear the interest which the American Congress and people attach to this project (EDO which, of course, originated in Europe and must ia the final analysis be acted on by the Europeans." Harold E. Stassen, mutual sec- urity director who made the trip to Europe with Dulles, sat in on the 90-minute session of the sec- retary and the senators. Stassen Explains Wiley said: "Mr. Stassen emphasized to committee the co-ordination that has been achieved between MSA as an operating agency and the State Department as a policy- making organization." Wiley acknowledged there had been some questions about For- mosa but declined to give any de- tails. Smith and Fulbright quoted Drit les as saying he 'believes he satis- fied European statesmen about (Continued on Page 12, Column 5.) SENATE This Five-Year-Old Hereford Unnamed before she fell into this 35-foot pit silo Monday at a Liberal, farm, was dubbed "Lucky Lady" by her owner, farmer H. F. Massoni, after she was hoisted bruised but unhurt from the damp depths of the empty storage pit. Massoni believes a curious cow opened the door to the sEage shed, letting a dozen of her mates inside. In the crush "Lucky Lady" slipped into the pit. Here Massoni, top of the lad- der, starts down into the pit to help his son, John, rig a sling around the animal before hoisting her to freedom. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Snow oc- asionally mixed with rain to- ight. Wednesday cloudy and a lit- e colder with occasional light now. Low tonight 22, high Wednes- ay 29. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 32; minimum, 16; noon, 31; precipitation, .09 inch of snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Centril Observations) Max. temp. 30 at a.m. to- day, min. 26 at .sHoxa.m. Noon overcast at feet, visibility 2 miles, wind 10 miles per hour from east, baro- meter 30.26 falling, per cent. humidity 88 Sheehan Replaces Nelson As State Insurance Chief ST. PAUL to Gov. Anderson today announced appointment ol Cyril C. Sheehan of St. Paul as state commissioner of insurance to succeed A. Herbert Nelson of Minneapolis. The appointment takes effect aft- er Sheehan is confirmed by the Senate. Sheehan, 46, is a native of Breckenridge and a graduate of St. Thomas Academy and College. On graduation he started selling in- surance in 1929 and continued until 1940. He served in the Marine Corps, and when he returned from active duty in 1946 re-entered the insur- ance field. In 1947 he was appointed secretary of the Minaesota Com- pensation Insurance Board by Gov. Youngdahl. After Sheeban's appointment was announced, Commissioner Nelson issued the following statement: "It been a real crivileje and I am thankful for the opportunity that has been mine, as commis- sioner of insurance, to serve the public and the insurance profession these past two years. "My only hope is that the gains we have made will not be lost. I take great pride in the fact that the accomplishments of the office since I have been commissioner have had the 100 per cent approval of the insurance profession and the general public." Nelson had been endorsed for reappointment by leading state in- surance associations and many in- dividual leaders in the insurance business, it was learned. Letters, telegrams, telephone messages and personal calls have come to the governor last for weeks, preceding the expiration of Nelson's term on Feb. 1, urging kelson's reappointment. Nelson had seen insurance commissioner and state fire marshal since May 15, 1951 after appointment by Gov. YounfidahL It was learned that Commission- er Nelson intends to re-enter the insurance field in Minneapolis. Recently Nelson ordered the Minneapolis. General (city) Hospi- tal to correct some 37 fire hazards or otherwise close down. This im- mediately developed into a public controversy. Subsequently, the Minneapolis City Council voted the necessary funds for elimination of the hazards and much of the work has been completed. Inspection by Nelson's depart- ment of Ancfcer (city) Hospital in St. Paul disclosed 40 fire hazards and Nelson issued an order for their immediate correction. Sheehan, active in Republican circles, had served as a member of the compensation insurance board before entering the armed services. Ed Dahl took bis place and not many months ago was replaced by Sheehan. His home is in St. Paul These Seven Boxcars are part of a string of 13 boxcars of a Union Pacific freight train toppled by a high wind today that buf- feted Utah. The winds were measured up to 68 miles an hour in gusts in Salt Lake City. The toppled cars blocked the north-south v" mainline Union Pacific tracks between Oregon and Salt Lake City for several hours, before crews hauled them off the rails. Today there was reported a raging snowstorm with high winds original-, ing from the Rocky Mountain area heading fop the Midwest. Wirephoto to Tht Republican-Herald)
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