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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy Tonight, Thundershowers, Warmer Wednesday Chiefs vs. Rochester 8 o'clock Tonight VOLUME 52, NO. 144 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 5, 1952 SIXTISEN PAGES Mother Guiding Spirit in Ike's Early Training Chapter Four Eisenhower was born in Denison, Tex., on October 14, 1890. He was actually named David Dwight, which is the way the'name was first entered in the family Bible. His real name did not matter much, because from the earliest years he was known as Ike. The theory that "Ike" derived in the first instance from a child- hood mispronunciation of "Dwight" does not hold water, because, at one time or' other, the other Eisenhower boys were also called Ike. himself told me that the nickname disappeared during his .high school years and he thought that he had left it behind for good. Then at West Point, quite spontaneously and without refer- Crippled Wounded Yank Lands Bomb-Laden Jet WITH FIRST MARINE AIR- CRAFT WING, Korea (.fl A Ma- ence to the past, it cropped up again. At Columbia somebody asked him if he preferred to be addressed as "General" or "President." He replied, "I'll always answer best to the name of Ike." But almost the only person close to him (ex- cept Gen'. Marshall) who never 'used "Ike" was his remarkable made a one-wheel landing with an I mother. gne didn't like any nick- linmVi nlC rine jet pilot with a shattered arm made a one-wheel landing with an unexploded bomb dangling from his names crippled plane. Capt. Edward Shamis, 28, of Pensacola, Fla., has been recom- mended for the Bronze Star for his heroic action, the Marine Corps said today. Shamis was wounded by anti- aircraft fire soon after he com- pleted his first dive bombing run against an enemy supply area northeast of Cborwon. He suffered a compound fracture -and lacerations of his left arm. In fact the change from "David Dwight" to "Dwight Da- vid" came because she hated him to be called "Dave." To U. S. in 1732 The family came from the Rhineland region of Germany, in the Palatinate, and the name was originally Eisenhauer and did not become Eisenhower until 1790. Three Eisenhauer brothers set sail for the United States in about 1732 and settled in Pennsylvania For New White Way To Be Tried Out On Third Street A sample new white way will probably be constructed this year on Main Street be- tween West 4th and 5th streets. The City Council Monday night authorized City Engineer W. 0, Cribbs to prepare plans and specifications for the in- stallation. The installation is to be of the modern type, with poles possibly 30 feet high. Earlier this year Council representatives discussed fin- ancing with the Merchants Bu- reau of the Association of Commerce. Council President William P. Theurer said that the merchants have indicated a willingness to pay 50 per cent of the cost, and the sam- ple installation will be made on that basis. Cause of Bus Crash Unknown Drivers of Both Vehicles Killed WACO, Tex. how many persons died in the flaming hell that resulted when two Greyhound buses crashed south of here early I yesterday remained a mystery to- Rain Too Little And Too Late to Save Dry Crops Moisture Dampens Most of Maine, Dry in South By The Associated Press Light rain fell in parts of the nation's Southern and Eastern drought area today but it was mostly a case of too little and too late. Parched Maine got the biggest break. Light rain dampened most of the state. Showers also sprin- kled parts of drought-singed Ten- nessee and Kentucky. The drought that began in mid- June already has destroyed more than a half billion dollars worth of pastures and corn, tobacco, cot- ton, and vegetable crops. 1 Farmers, faced with burnt-out grazing lands, have dumped cattle on the market by the thousands. Nearly an inch of rain fell in the Nashville, Tenn., area when a cold front moved in. The moisture was general over the middle por- tion of the state. Western Tennessee remained dry with no prospect of immediate re- lief. Farmers there said rains now would be too late to do crops much good, anyway. Professional rainmakers were ounc through the side of the cockpit, then my arm started the pilot said. "I turned and head- ed for our own lines." Followed by his wingman, 2nd Lt. Richard T. Spencer, 26, 229 Hanson Ave., Lima, Ohio, the wounded officer made his way to a distant field. As he started his landing approach he found that on- ly one wheel would come down. -''Evidently the shell that got me had also torn up my landing gear Shamis said. "I still had one bomb left, and believe me I prayed the wheel that was down was the side the bomb hung on. "I put her down on the deck and for awhile that one wheel held up. But when my air speed got low, the plane fell on the wings with no wheel. Then she started skidding. The Pantherjet came to a stop close to a standby crash crew who rushed him to a nearby hospital. is commonly called "Pennsylvania and it retained very strong German characteristics and affilia- tions until comparatively recent times. Eisenhower's paternal grandfather, who was a preacher, conducted his services in the Ger- man language not only in Pennsyl- vania as a young man but even af- ter the family moved to Kansas in 1878. It is, of course, an irony that the grandson of this estimable preacher (who among other things was an ardent, unequivocal pacif- ist) should have conducted the Eu- ropean phase of the greatest war in history against Germans and Germany, the land that had given the family birth. From the beginning the Eisen- hower's belonged to a dissident Protestant sect originally called the llliver Brethren, and known later 'as the Brethren of Christ. This (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) EISENHOWER ready to try their hand at bringing day. moisture to the drying tobacco and At least 28 bodies had been re- j vegetable crops of Connecticut, covered from the charred shambles stationed in the hills west of the Coal Strike Feared As Lewis Moves for Change in Contract By ROWLAND EVANS JR. WASHINGTON specter' of another industry-throttling strike before the steel mills have had a chance to get back to full blast production arose today as John L. Lewis served notice that his United Mine Workers' contracts are ending next month. i UnilGU. i'lUJC VY UI Rtl Lewis, president of the Mine Workers Union, wrote Joseph E. Moody, president of the Southern 1 Coal Producers Association, that mllljon tons a year. his present work contract will ex-, was learned yes. pire Sept. 30. That's 60 days from the date on Lewis' letter. Terms of the ex- isting contract provide termina- tion upon 60 days' notice by either side. OLlli Jiut a ydi iy tu me aci ito The notice to Moody, following Of recent Lewis letters are opera- by 10 days similar word to the tors jn Indiana and the far West, Bituminous Coal Operators Asso- ciation, is certain to mean a shut- down of all but a small portion of soft coal mining the end of next month unless Lewis, Moody and Harry M. Moses agree on new con- tract terms. Moses heads the bi- tuminous association, representing an. estimated 240 million tons of annual production, much of it owned by the steel industry. The Moody group produces around 100 of the big 37-passenger highway liners, but a pile of charred flesh and bone remained for classifica- tion. Twenty-five persons were in- jured. Heat from the flames was so intense that molten metal and glass poured in little streams across the cracked highway. Of- ficers believed some bodies were completely cremated. Meanwhile, officials of the Grey- hound Lines, local police and the Texas Department of Public Safe- ty tried to find out what happened, and why. Burst Into Flames The two speeding vehicles ram- med together and burst into flames about 4 a.m. Two young drivers Milton Berry Herring, 24, and B. E, (Billy) Malone, 23 were piloting their big vehicles through the pre-dawn blackness of Central Texas. Herring was completing his fifth day as a driver; Malone had been driving about four months. Both were among the dead. A passenger, pretty Mrs. Dora Daniels, 17, of Corpus Christ! said somebody riollered, "Look out" Then the buses hit. "It sounded like Mrs. Daniels said. "It would blow up and then blow up again, one after another." There was wild panic, horrible misery and death aboard the bus. Outside there was death in the blazing gasoline that spilled over U. S. Highway 81. Where Malone sat, he was driv- ing the southbound bus, searchers found only three pieces of a ticket puncher, a cap emblem, Connecticut Valley, they were pre- pared to fire rain-producing crys- tals into the sky. They were await- ing favorable conditions the presence of moisture bearing clouds. The U. S. Department of Agri- culture moved to bring quick re- lief to hard-pressed farmers in the dry areas. It summoned its agents from eight drought-disaster states, plus Texas and Oklahoma, to meet in Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday and Thursday. Plans will be worked out for get- ting immediate government loans to farmers to buy feed and replant crops wherever possible. Other states called to the Atlanta conference are Alabama, Arkan- sas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississip- pi, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee. The government also District Of Columbia Corporation Counsel Clark King today questioned Mrs. Lucille Wbomble in Washington about what King termed a fake rescue of Mrs. Wbomble from a ledge of the Wash- ington YWCA building last Thursday. King said she signed a statement that she had been persuaded to fake a suicide as a publicity gag for Maynard H. Smith, Medal of Honor winner who told her he wanted to be governor of Virginia. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) RESCUE TERMED HOAX Hero Paid Her to Fake Leap, Mother Says By JACK RUTLEDGE WASHINGTON l-fl A young and a driver's badge. Bodies were thrown burning from the buses by the force of the impact. Men, women and children tried vainly to get out small win- dows. The safety exit on one of the buses was jammed by the body merce Commission authorized cut- rate rail transportation rates on hay shipped into the. drought states for feeding livestock. Chicago Dancer Beaten to Death street below the YWCA building "to see that I did it" while Smith would be on the-sixth floor "to see th'at I went through with it." She climbed out on the narrow ledge, and Smitli followed. A pho- tograph of the incident shows her apparently being pinned by Smith on the ledge. "What's really happening is that I'm trying to get back inside the building by walking past him and he's trying to block me. I was scared to she said. 'in hiVcampaign for governor of! At the time, Smith gave news- Virginia. papers a long account of his ap i Assistant Corporation Counsel Peals has designated Massachusetts and I mother who was reported bent Maine as disaster areas, and eli- making a suicide leap from a sixth gible for such loans. floor ledge last Thursday now says Help came from another quarter the whole thing was a hoax to get Monday when the Interstate Com- Publicity for the medal of honor winner credited with saving her. Mrs. Ernestine Lucille Whomble, 21, mother of two children, said yesterday she was offered S500 to fake the jump' attempt because Maynard H. "Snuffy" Smith, hero of World War II, wanted publicity Clark King promptly charged CHICAGO badly beaten i Smith with making a false report body of an attractive young dancer to was found Monday night in a ditch to the woman to give up thought of suicide. He said he in suburban River Grove. w m n still police and firemen. A similar urged her to think of her two chil- of the other vehicle which swung around alongside it. She was Miss Jewel 28, of Chicago. Police said the young woman apparently had been slain else- where and the body dumped beside a street in the suburb. Two women and a man who Dragonese, j furthering tunes. charge was filed against Roland Bennett, described as interested in Smith's political for- had I identified the body at the Cook Passengers miraculously thrown clear of the shambles pulled screaming injured from the flames. County (Chicago) morgue were held without formal charge for questioning. They are Peter Bian- chi, 21, who said he and Miss u j was to resume at t a.m. terday, has served contract term- morning was being made by ination notice on the anthracite or j nal belongings m0re than anv hard coal industry, which employs mtlp of thn eharrprl miners. The bituminous dig- other way' LltUe ot tllc cnarred gers number Still not a party to the series But the fire enveloped the wreck- Dragonese had planned to marry, age quickly. Bodies burned on the pavement and alongside the high- way right-of-way. Identification of the dead, which was to resume at 7 a.m. (EST) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Local thundershowers developing late tonight and at in- tervals Wednesday. Warmer Wed- nesday. Low tonight 60, high Wed- nesday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 70: -minimum, 54; noon, 70; precipitation, none: sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. temp. 70 at 10 a. m. today, min. 51 at a. m. today. Noon tors in Indiana and the far West, with an estimated 40 to 50 million tons a year and a scattering of soft coal producers in a dozen other states. A soft coal industry official said there is little likelihood of any full- scale bargaining talks for several weeks. The board of directors of the Southern producers meets in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Aug. 11. That conference may play a sig- nificant role in establishing the pat- tern of negotiations and in shaping the industry's attitude toward Lewis' expected demands. Economic Position Weak The coal industry as a whole is said to be in a depressed econ- omic position. Exports have not lived up to hopes; the steel strike has weakened demand; and the present soft coal stockpile has reached an 84day supply, one of the highest ever. But Lewis is considered likely to demand a wage increase at least the size of that won by Philip Murray's CIO steelworkers last cents an hour. In addi- tion to his cost-of-livirig allowance, he is expected to cite creased productivity, or output per man hour, in the soft coal industry. Hard coal negotiations show a more peaceful past record than those in the bituminous industry. Basic daily minimum wage in bodies remained for sorrowing, shocked relatives to identify. Identification attempts were called off late last night after ex- perts had been able to identify only six of the dead. Relatives gathered in Waco from far and near. Penny xilton, 30, and Miss Rose Reuther, the dead woman's roommate. Police questioned four men whose first names and telephone numbers were listed in an address book found in a purse near the body. Eight other men whose names also were listed are to be questioned, investigators said. Lt, James Oakey of the Cook County state's attorney's police said he believed the motive for i the slaying was "definitely sex." 78 Korea Towns To Be Blasted, U.N. Warns Reds SEOUL, Korea W The United Nations said today 78 North Korean towns housing Communist military installations are doomed and that it has warned civilian populations to get out in advance of Allied au- ra ids. The program of heralding air raids is designed to spare non- combatant lives. It also has the effect of flaunting the Allied air In" 1948 he pleaded guilty ,to a superiority over the Communist Smith, 41, and Bennett, 27, are fellow employes in a radio shop. Smith could not be reached for comment. Bennett said, "There is not a grain of truth in what this young lady has said." Smith's wife said it was "ridicu- lous to say Snuffy is planning to run for governor" and said she doubted there had been a hoax. But she added: "Snuffy is a daring type of fellow who might be talked into some- thing like that." Smith, who won the nation's highest military award for single- handedly bringing a burning Fly- ing Fortress and its wounded crew members safely across the Eng- lish Channel, has been involved with the law before. Basic daily muiunum i readings-Wind eight miles from h bituminous fieids is north, northwest. Clouds and feet, jumidity barom- eter 30.08 steady. Additional weather on Page 13. overtime or other extras bring the average close to a day Anthracite workers av- erage a little over a day. charge of violating food and drug laws by misbranding a "rejuvena- tion" cream which he sold to an elderly Virginia man. I King said Smith and Bennett con- sidered Mrs. Whomble a "natural" for tlie faked suicide attempt be- cause, her five months old daughter had died a few days be- fore. Told Husband According to Mrs. Whomble's signed report, Bennett made the first suggestion that she fake a suicide. She said she told her hus- band, a taxi driver, about it and he tried to dissuade her. But she said she went ahead anyway because she feared Ben- nett. She said she wanted to.back out at the last minute but Bennett had told her he would be on the President Truman, right, drops his ballot in the box as he votes in the Seventh District of Blue Township in Mo., today in the Missouri primary election. Watching as the Chief Executive votes is his brother-in-law, George A." Wallace, a Democratic judge at the polling place. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) McCarthy Checks Out Of Navy Hospital WASHINGTON "a lot better" and evidently recovering rapidly from two operations, Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) checked out of the U. S. Naval Hospital at Beth- csda, Mr., Monday. McCarthy said he planned to leave today for a month or so of convalescence at a Northern Wis- consin resort. He did not disclose his exact destination. His surgeons said the senator was "making splendid recovery" after minor surgery for a sinus ailment and a major operation to mend a hernia between the-chest and ab- dominal cavities. North Korean and Chinese com- mands. Xt least two of the forewarned towns have been hit. Lt. Gen. Glenn 0. Barcus, T. S. Fifth Air Force commander, said the warning program has been un- der way in Korea since mid-July. Millions of leaflets telling of fu- ture bombings have been dropped on North Korea by B29s flying out of Okinawa and Japan. A headquarters statement said: "In an effort to save the lives of North Korean civilians, an au- dacious program of prior warnings of bombing attacks is in effect. "In recent weeks, Far East Air Forces aircraft have dropped leaf- lets un 78 towns and cities in North Korea known to house Communist military installations or supplies. "The leaflets have told the North Koreans that the United Nations Command knows where such mili- tary targets are located and must and will destroy them. Civilians are advised to remove themselves from the danger areas." Shortly before an attack begins. Radio Seoul advises the civilians in the target area to get out im- mediately. The broadcasts continue right up until the time the attack- begins. The bold program was an- nounced as Fifth Air Force fighter- bombers swept central and eastern North Korea Tuesday morning, bombing and shooting up targets behind Communist front lines. Pi- lots reported destruction or dam- age to 24 rail cars, nine buildings, a supply dump and one vehicle. Objects Pool ing Official Statement This is the complete state- ment of "facts" and "conclu- sions" about an outdoor swim- ming pool as adopted by the Winona City Council Monday evening: STATEMENT OF FACTS The City Council of the city of Winona is of the opin- ion that an adequate municipal swimming pool would be a'- very substantial municipal im- provement; it would be an at- traction to people from outside the city; it would be well pa- tronized, and would be cleaner and more sanitary than cur present swimming facilities. This Council is also of the opin- ion that such a municipal swimming pool could be plac- ed in a central location which would be much better suited for the purpose than the pres- ent facilities operated by the city. In short, there is no opposi- tion by the individual members of this Council to a munici- pal swimming pool as such. However, there are some facts and problems involved in the construction of a municipal swimming pool and the oper- ation and maintenance thereof which we feel should be made known to the public at this time. It is the opinion of this Coun- cil that due to our geographi- cal location, surrounded by wa- ter, a municipal pool would not have any appreciable effect upon the risk of drowning in any of the bodies of water lo- cated adjacent to the city. Ex- perience in other cities has proved this to be true. The operation of an adequate municipal pool would require substantial expense of mainte- nance. Experience in other cit- ies demonstrates that a fee would have to be charged to children for swimming priv- ileges, which would be up to 25 cents per day. There are many, many families in the city of Winona that cannot af- ford an expenditure of this amount per day for each of their children of swimming age. so that the net effect of having such a pool might very well force many children to swim in water which is not protected by life-guards. The end result might very well be that the municipal pool did not carry out the purpose for which it was intended, i.e., a swimming pool for all of the children of the city. The public is, or should be, familiar with the fact that our present swim- ming facilities at Latsch Is- land are operated very econ- omically, have a fine safety record, and are provided free of charge for all children. This Council is well aware of the fact that the voters of this city have authorized the is- suance of bonds up to the amount of S200.000 for the purpose of constructing a mu- nicipal pool. Present advice given to the Council indicates that the cost of construction would exceed that amount. This Council must consider all municipal needs as weigh- ed against the taxpaying abil- ity of the owners of personal and real property. The immediate needs of the city indicate that a new school must be built in the near fu- ture; a new ffte station must be built as soon as practicable and other expenditures made to bring our fire fighting sys- tem up to the standards rec- ommended by the recent re- port of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, which re- port indicates that our present fire protecting facilities are not adequate. This city incurred emergency expense of in ex- cess of in the spring of 1951 for flood prevention. This year the city incurred expense of over for flood pre- vention efforts. All of this mon- ey was spent for the purpose of protecting the lives and property of all of our residents. Present weather information and common sense dictate that the city must, before the spring of 1953, construct a per- manent dike from Prairie Is- land Road parallel to the North Western right of way at least as far east as Wilson Street, and that permanent dike proj- ects must be planned for oth- er-parts of the city. Present estimates of the cost of this initial dike project are in ex- cess of Every taxpayer in the city is well aware of the fact that the present tax rate is extremely (Continued on Column 4.) STATEMENT It Wants Project But Not Now Statement Given Unanimous Support By Aldermen The City Council, which has pre- viously indicated its objection to a people's swimming pool princip- ally by inaction, detailed its ob- jections in a lengthy statement of "facts" and "conclusions" Mon- day night. The want a swim- ming pool, but not pass- ed unanimously. Earlier Second Ward Alderman William S. L. Christensen had ex- plained that his letter- last week to the organization meeting of citi- zens for an outdoor pool had been misinterpreted: He intended to in- dicate that he favors a study of the need for a pool, and that he does not now necessarily favor construction of a pool. Ordered by Council A covering resolution explains that the statement of "facts and conclusions accurately represents the collective positions of the members of this and that it was "prepared under the super- vision of the Council." It was presumed that the state- ment was prepared by City Ally. Harold Streater following informal discussion of the project at the Council's annual two-day pic- nic outing for city officials and employes at an isolated cottage Inear Buffalo City, Wis., over the weekend. In the statement of "conclusions" the Council cited the following for standing against immediate con- struction of an outdoor pool: Stand Detailed "A municipal swimming pool will not eliminate the hazards of droYvning in unpatrolled waters. "A municipal swimming pool will by no means be a free pool to the users. "The city of Winona has su- pervised swimming facilities at this time. "The lake dredging project is nearly completed and this Council intends to give attention to the pos- sibility of providing supervised swimming facilities at Lake Wino- na. "The city of Winona is faced with immediate expenditures of large sums of money for projects which in our opinion are far more I necessary than additional recrea- Ition facilities." {Justice Douglas lours Malaya Area SINGAPORE, Malaya (Ji I Supreme Court Justice William 0. j Douglas arrived by air today for j a two-week tour of the jungle bat- tie area where British and Mal- i ayan troops are fighting Commu- nist guerrillas. l Douglas said he also planned to I visit Burma. He expressed the hope that he would be able to trav- el by jeep across Burma and Thail- and. U. S. Sabre Pilots Down 4 MIG Jets By ROBERT 8. TUCKMAN SEOUL, Korea U. S. Fifth Air Force said tonight U. S. Sabre pilots shot down four Com- munist jets and damaged six in aerial dog fights over North Korea today. jPeoria Stockyards Won't Accept Hogs i PEORIA. 111. Peoria Stock Yards has announced it will not accept hogs until further no- tice because of a suspected case of hog disease called vesicular ex- anthema. General Manager Harry Booth said symptoms of the ailment were discovered in a hog shipped from Peoria to an Eastern pack- ing plant. He said the disease's symptoms are similar to those of the dread livestock ailment, hoof and mouth disease. Booth said vesicular exanthema is not communicable to humans and does not make the meat of its victims dangerous for human con- sumption. The hog pens at the yards will be thoroughly cleaned and disin- fected before more hog shipments are accepted, Booth said. ;