Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy, Warmer Tonight and Thursday Band Concert Lake Park Tonighf VOLUME 52, NO. 151 SIX CENTS COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, 3952 EIGHTEEN PAGES Nebraska Guardsman Found Beaten to Death at La Crosse LA CROSSE body of a uni- formed Nebraska National Guardsman, badly beaten about the head, was found today in the back yard of a La Crosse home. Victim of the beating was Frank R. Walla, about 42, of Seward, Neb. Wal- la was on- maneuvers at nearby Camp McCoy with the 34th Division. Dr. George Reay, La Crosse County Coroner, said Walla had died as the result of the beating. His body was found just off the alley in the rear of the house owned by Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Kerr this morning. The Kerrs did not know the guardsman. Authorities at Camp McCoy said Walla had been out on pass with sev- eral buddies last night. They returned lo camp and today reported having last seen Walla shortly after midnight. TODAY Danger in ran Rated 'Desperate7 By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP danger in Iran is now rated "desperate" by the State Department. The danger is, of course, the capture of Iran by Iran's Communist controlled Tudeh party, which would drastic- ally alter the world balance of power in favor of the Soviet Union. The problem of dealing effectively with "lis danger is so immensely difficult that it has already split the American Government from top to bottom, and threatens to cause an open break on Middle Eastern policy between this coun- try and Great Britain. In order to deal with the danger, the State Department has actually proposed Anglo-American economic support for the regime of Iranian Prime Minister, Mohammed Mos- sadegh, to the British Foreign Of- fice. The British Cabinet is now anxiously discussing this American proposal. It goes without saying that the notion of supporting Mossa- degh, the very symbol of Middle Eastern nationalism and hatred of Britain, is hardly welcome to the British. But what has hap- pened very recently in Iran ex- plains why the American proposal has been made. Grave Situation Since the ignominious collapse of the short-lived regime of former Premier Ahmed Qavam a few weeks ago, the only remaining vi- sible alternative to Mossadegh in Iran is a wrinkled old man with a long beard and a permanent grin, the Mullah Kashani. Kashani wants to turn the Iranian clock back all the way to the 15th century, trans- forming Iran into a Moslem theo- cracy ruled by the Mullah Kas- hani. His chief instrument to this end is the Fedayan Islam, a "Mur- der Inc." consisting of the slum- dwelling bully-boys and priestly as- sassins. But in order to gain pow- er, Kashani is perfectly willing to ally himself with the Communist Tudab party. Ke did just this when the Fedayan Islam and the Tudeh together rioted bloodily in the streets to force Qavam out of power. Qavam went to the palace to plead with the Shah to call out the Ike Warns Truman PMfe. I SIS' Determined to Hold Control Over Party By EDWARD 0. ETHELL DENVER D. Eisenhower says Adlai Stevenson's White House visit shows the Truman administration is determined to continue its policies through a hand-picked successor. Those policies, Eisenhower charges, have carried the nation to a situation "of bewilderment, indecision and fear for the future." In his sharpest attack on the Democrats since his own nomina- tion for the presidency, Eisenhow- er declared last night in a written statement the Washington confer- ences between Gov. Stevenson ol Illinois and administration leaders presented these "far-reaching im- 1. The question as to whether the President and his Cabinet "can possibly contemplate using re- sources of the federal government to influence voters." the judgments of Red Attempt To Infiltrate Scouts Cited Few Greater Crimes, Says Sen. McCarren By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON UP) 'A Commu- nist scheme to infiltrate the Boy Scout movement and feed its i younster-members "C o m munism with sugar coating" was described in sworn testimony made public today by Senate investigators. The internal security subcom- mittee in a report to the Senate termed it part of a Moscow- inspired plan to warp generations of teen-agers to the Kremlin's views, in the schools, colleges, churches and .youth organizations. "I can conceive of few greater said Sea. McCarran (D- the subcommittee chairman, in a prepared statement released with the report. McCarran now is in Reno, Nev. The report includes a transcript of .sworn testimony given last March 5 by Harvey M. Matusow of Dayton, 0., a self-styled former Communist now an agent of the Ohio Commission on Un-American Activities. The hearing was behind closed doors. Matusow said the Communists, after a futile effort in the 1930s to undermine the Scout movement, switched to the infiltration plan, un- der which they hoped to mix secret Red agents among the Scouts. Would Use Scouts "Now they are apparently at- tempting to infiltrate the Boy Scouts, rather than set up an op- posing he was asked by Donald D. Connors, a 2. An implied decision to involve subcommittee investigator. Yes." the witness replied. Connie, five-year-old daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bink, gets her doll back after she had given it up for lost when the family, on a vacation trip, left the doll in a restaurant in-Joli- et, 111. Two patrolmen tracked down the missing doll, and mailed it to Connie in Kansas City, Mo. She's shown as sre lifted it from the pack- age. (AP Wirephoto) Truman Ready To Take Orders In Fall Drive By JACK BELL WASHINGTON WV-Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois tightened his army. The Shah was afraid to do exasperated diplomat in I command over his presidential drive today, with President Tru- Tehran was heard to observe "when they took out the Shah's ap- pendix a few months back they must have taken out his guts with it." After four days in power, Qavam fled for his life, and Mos- sadegh came back. Instantly, Kas- hani took full credit for this out- come. He dictated his own election as president of the Iranian Parlia- ment, and he is so powerful that Mossadegh is now in danger of be- man ready to take campaign orders. As a result of an somewhat House conference yesterday, Stevenson had assurances he could count on Truman as a subordinate member of his team. And it was strictly up to the Democratic presidential nominee as to when and where he would That norant and bloodthirsty old man. Dictatorial Powers This is the real reason for Mos- sadegh's demand for dictatorial powers and martial law. Mossa- degh and Kashani have long been joined in an uneasy alliance, be- cause Kashani's thugs have been useful in putting the fear of God into Mossadegh's opponents. But Mossadegh has long suspected Kashani's real four months ago he even promised the Shah to kick Kashani out of the country. And now Mossadegh bad- ly needs the means to control Kas- hani and Kashani's Communist allies. Kashani professes to be anti-Communist, but he often talks something very close to the straight Moscow line, as he did to one of these reporters in Iran last autumn. He says airily of the Communists, "I will chew them up and then swallow them and spit out the parts I don't want." Observers on the spot have no doubt at all that the .Communists would ultimately do the swallowing. Meanwhile, Ka- shani and his fanatical Moslem followers are preparing the way for the Communists, busily stirring the peasants and the slum-dwellers to a mood of revolt. Kashani is, in brief, the very prototype of a Mid- dle East Kerensky. Yet Mossadegh's regime is in im- mediate danger of economic chaos and disintegration.. If it collapses, the way will be open for Kashani Kashani's unswallowable al- lies. This prospect recently caused the State Department policy mak- ers to study carefully the probable consequences of a Communist cap- ture of Iran. They decided that it (Continued on Page 15, Column 7) ALSOPS g- was to be determined later in .line I with Truman's statement that "de- tails will be worked out at a later date." Up to You The President was quoted by an authoritative source as offering to undertake a whistle-stop -tour for non-political officers, through the inclusion of military and national security personnel in the meet- ings, in a political campaign "in which they have no part." Won't Change 3. "The obvious fact that the Democratic party, if given anoth- er four years to control our des- "I might cite the example of Don Matusow said, naming West as a Baptist clergyman and Com- munist organizer in Georgia who formerly lived at Bethel, 0. Referring to Ohio Un-American Commission hearings, Matusow testified: tinies, would not change its pol The American people want. Eisenhower said flatly. Then he gave a hint or issues I "I am taking thfe from the testi- 1 mony of John and Martha Edston, I and they stated that Mr. West had ai seven churches under his jurisdic- jtion, and a Boy Scout troop was I organized in each of the churches, he will pound at during his cam-jand his lan was to paign by declaring: j (West) at a meeting "They want a change in order Of the Communist party in 1951." to replace corruption with honesty; i The subcommittee published pho- reckless spending with economy; copies of Communist lit- inflation with economic stability; jcrature Matusow said was used in mismanagement in foreign affairs i 1930 and later in an effort to set with clear-cut policies and a Communist-led organization grams for positive peace; brazen as "Young Pioneers" as a assertions of 'inherent power' to the Boy Scouts, constitutional government, both in j '-The Boy Scouts is an organi- spirit and deed." Ization for capitalist read The last remark was an obvious captions emblazoned on the covers slap at President Truman's seizure this literature. "Smash the Boy of the steel industry under what Scouts! Join the Young Truman termed the inherent pow- The document was larded with slo- ers of the government. The Su- gans that "Boy Scouts are for preme Court later held the seizure I bosses' wars" and "Boy Scouts unconstitutional. j take part in murder of striking Eisenhower and Sen. Richard workers." Nixon of California were making it Matusow said that as a Commu- clear they will do everything theyjnist he saw a high-powered plan can to tie Stevenson to the. Tru- evolved to infiltrate high schools, community and even _ church clubs, man administration in the minds of voters. At Illinois Fair Before he left for his speech at the Illinois State Fair today at and labor unions. He termed Scout infiltration a part of this plan. Witness Heard Another witness, Herbert Romer- stein Brooklyn, N. Y., told of Springfield. Stevenson's home, Nix- bcing recruited into the Commu- on told a Denver news conference njst.front as a high school student that the White House meeting was at the age 15Vi_ Romerstein said proof Stevenson is "part and par- eel of the Truman gang." He called the meeting "the fatal mistake" of Stevenson's campaign and said, "I'm just surprised it came so early." he finally divorced himself from Communism. He said Communist youth work first xvas handled through the Young Communist League, then through American Youth for Dem- "The most compelling issue of ocracy, and finally split into two this campaign is the desire of the j new fronts. American people for a change in Nixon went on. "I am convinced by his own words that Mr. Stevenson is aware of that." He said the meeting "ties Mr. Truman around Mr. Stevenson's One of these, Romerstein said, is "the Young Progressives of a broad youth organi- could rope in many young people who didn't know what Communism was. They get young people who are not yet Corn- America zation that Marines Cut 750 to Ribbons William Rupp Young California Ranchhand Held In Girl's Murder Nurse on Trial for Poisoning 2 By REX THOMAS WETUMPKA, Ala. grim-faced nurse who admitted poison- ing her 2-year-old niece and calmly watching an autopsy on the body was called to trial here today on the first of two murder charges that could mean her own life. Gray-haired Mrs. Earle Dennison is accused of feeding arsenic to Shirley Diann Weldon, who died May 1, and also to her tiny sister Polly Ann. Shirley was only a few days old when Polly Ann died 2% years ago after a sudden, violent illness. Only the death of Shirley Diann was on, the court docket for today. The widowed, 54-year-old nurse who worked at the hospital where the child died was arrested a week later after the parents, Mr. and Mrs. 0. G. Weldon of the nearby Claud community, swore out a murder warrant. j Admitted Poisoning Sheriff Lester Holley said Mrs. I Dennison admitted, without a show of emotion, that she gave Shirley Diann arsenic in a soft drink and j took her .to the hospital when she j went into convulsions. The child j died five hours later. SANTA ANA, Calif. State Toxicologist C. J. Rehling said the autopsy, performed with Mrs. Dennison present, showed arsenic. Still suspicious about the death of Polly Ann nearly three years before, the Weldons arranged to have her remains analyzed. Dr. F. Rupp Jr., 18-year-old ranchhand captured after a five-day hunt, was booked on suspicion of murder today in the sex killing of a 15-year-old babysitter. Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Jess Buckle said the youth admit- ted shooting Ruby Ann Payne last Friday after she resisted him. He surrendered without a strug- gle shortly before midnight after being recognized ordering food in a cafe at Brea, about 15 miles north of here near the Los Angeles County line. Hired as Beekeeper Young Rupp was employed as a beekeeper at the ranch of Harry Dyer of Yorba Linda, whose chil- dren Miss Payne was watching when fatally shot with a .22-caliber rifle. Rehling said she, too, had traces of the deadly metallic poison, and another warrant was signed against the aunt. Collected Insurance Sheriff Holley said Mrs. Denni- son denied intentionally poisoning Polly Ann, but admitted leaving a salt shaker containing -arsenic at the Weldon.home after a visit. She said she used it to make an insect killer. The sheriff said the woman told him, however, that she collected j on an insurance policy after the first child's death. She gave neck and he won't be able to shake j nuimsts. The idea is to get people him off." who are pretty green." J The ranchhand was the object no motive for admitted slaying of an intensive search throughout of shirlev DjaEn, but Holley said Southern California since the girl s [she tedl had two on body was found with her clothes SK MO partially ripped off. apparently the jhe totaling victim of a sex attack. i After the two murder charges Two Brea policemen took Rupp filed, authorities decided to into custody approximately 10 look into the death of Mrs. Denni- miles from the ranch. Earlier last! son's husband Lem last Oct 17. night his abandoned car was found. His body also was dug up, but no its chamber poison was found. Hammer Killer Keeps Homicide Bureau Hopping CHICAGO harried homicide bureau rushed four po- lice squads to the fashionable Drake Hotel again early "today af- ter receiving this telephone call: "This is the hammer killer. I'm going to strike at the Drake Hotel." Police have had at least six calls from a man who threatened to "kill again" after directing them to the body of a man beaten to death with a hammer in a small downtown hotel a week ago. But the only apparent victim was Thomas Acton, 35, of Birmingham, Ala. Police found his battered body after receiving the first of the series of such calls. The telephone caller told them to go to Room 414 of the Loop Hotel on South Clark Street and "You'll find some- thing bloody." Illini Democrats Choose Dixon to Replace Adlai SPRINGFIELD, 111. Gov. Sherwood P. Dixon, winner of one of the bitterest Illinois Democratic faction fights in recent years, will A .22 caliber rifle, jammed, was inside. Lawrence Echines, a cafe em- ploye, recognized the bearded and unkempt youth when he walked in and "Ordered two hamburgers. Echines told a waitress to delay filling the order. Then he left through a back door to telephone police. Buckles said Rupp denied raping the girl but admitted hitting her with a hammer and shooting when she ran from his advances. He said he'd never seen her before that night. "I'm really sorry, I didn't mean to do deputies quoted him. Rupp gave a detailed statement to Undersheriff Steve DuHart at the sheriff's office in Santa Ana. He was booked on suspicion of murder and jailed early today. He said that since Friday he j nadian grain. had hidden out with only a box of j pretzels to eat. j Canadian Dollar At IB-Year High NEW YORK Canadian dollar climbed to a new high today, trading at S1.0425 in U. S. currency in foreign exchange dealings here. This means it took one U. S. dollar plus a premium of 4Vi cents to buy one Canadian dollar. Today's quotation was the high- est since November, 1933. Traders said the advance resulted from con- tinued heavy demand for dominion currency for investment in Canad- i ian securities and purchases of Ca- the Democratic ticket, but as tell- i Turning to campaign methods, j The olher, he said, is the Labor j Nixon said he is "completely League, frankly offering' posed to personal attacks and Marxist training to young persons 24 Farm Counties To Vie for Prizes Entomologist Warns 0f Corn Borer Attack ing Stevenson: You are the one who has got to run the is up to you." Stevenson apparently made direct reply. completely opposed to a smear." interested in Communism. some of his friends believe j Then he added that the records of no I candidates must be discussed !thoroughly and said: the record, when it is dis- 1 about the last thing he now wants j cussert., 'happens ______ the President to do is to take comment, il will be the whistle-stops, since any suchicaued a smear. But if there is any move might distract attention from i smearjng to be done, it will be the nominee's own efforts to carry the record which will do the Truman, Putnam Want Arnall to Stay in BOSTON Stabiliz- his cause to the country. Apparently left unresolved in a three-hour session publicly ac- claimed by its two top participants as "very satisfactory" was a con- fContinued on Page 13, Column 2) TRUMAN Austin Move to Keep Rent Controls Vetoed smearing." Meets be icr L- says OPS Director Ellis Arnall probably will rcsjgn gcpt j wishes of President Truman. Putnam told newsmen Tuesday that both he and Truman Meanwhile, Arthur E. Summer-1 njght field, chairman of the GOP Na- j want Arna'll on the job. tional Committee, conferred near- i ly around the clock with Eisen-1 hower and his chief of staff, Gov. I Ct Sherman Adams of New Hamp- jJi- shire. They were talking campaign Killed in CraSn details but no decisions were an- i nounced at once. j NEW RICHMOND, .Wis. Harold S t a s s e n, unsuccessful Clarence F. Duren, 35, St. Paul, Minn OB Mavor M G [candidate for the GOP nomination, was killed near here Tuesday night Rolfson has vetoed was to lunch with Eisenhower his car plowed into another Koiison nas vetoed a ciiy I ha i tort rnr hioWav stnn sien. resolution under which rent con- trol would be continued after fed- eral controls expire Sept. 30. He termed the resolution ily drawn and passed without due consideration of the need for con- tinued controls." The mayor said it "does not comply with the The council made no attempt to override the mayor's veto and, without a dissenting vote, adopted a motion to ask for a housing sur- vey in Austin. day. Another wculd-be nominee, Gov. Earl Warren of California, is due in sometime Friday. Nixon was to return to Denver tonight. He'll go to the New Hamp- shire state Republican meeting Aug. 20 while Eisenhower meets Western Republican governors in Boise, Idaho, the same day. Nixon said he hopes to be in Connecticut Sept. 4, 5 and 6 and may go on to Maine the following two or three days. halted for a highway stop sign. Sheriff Lawrence Hope said Du- ren's auto was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck the machine driven by Mrs. Jeanne Jurisch, .30, Deer Park, Wis. Mrs. Jurisch and her two sons, Ronald and Donald, escaped with minor bruises. Hope said Duron was apparently taking groceries to a Balsam Lake cottage occupied by his wife and three children. ST. PAUL Twenty-four Min- nesota counties will vie for agricul- tural awards at the state fair Aug. 23-Sept. 1. L. 0. Jacob, Anoka, superintend- ent of the farm displays, said two of the eight halls in the Agricul- ture-Horticulture building will be given over to county exhibits. Prizes range from to with the sweepstakes winner drawing j down an additional WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and warmer tonight and Thursday with chance of a few local thundershowers. Low. tonight 62, high Thursday 84. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m today: Maximum, 80; minimum, vs53; noon 75; precipitation, .02; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomor- row at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. temp. 77 at p, m. Tuesday, min. 64 at a. m. today. Noon readings Temp. 73, clouds feet broken, visibility 15 miles, wind 12 miles per hour' from south, humidity 62, barome- ter 29.99 steady. (Additional Weather Page 15) ST. PAUL heaviest attack of second generation corn borers in Minnesota since 1949 was predicted Tuesday. T. L. Aamodt, state entom- ologist, reported that first gen- eration borers are now either fully grown or in the pupal stage. He said increasing num- bers of moths will emerge shortly. A peak can be expect- ed between Aug. 20 and 25, he added. head the party's state ticket in the November election. Dixon, 56, was chosen Tuesday by the Democratic State Central Committee as Gov. Stevenson's re- placement, defeating Secretary of State Edward J. Barrett in a close race. Dixon immediately made over- 18-year tures to heal the scars left by the heated row. He told newsmen: "Barrett and I have been close friends for 22 years and we're going to be for the rest of our lives." Barrett issued a Jess conciliatory statement, which said: "I am deeply grateful to those members of the State Central Com- mittee who unselfishly stood by their convictions and supported my candidacy in the face of possible reprisals. I have repeatedly said I would accept the decision of the State Central Committee. I do." For lieutenant governor, the committee nominated Herbert C. Paschen of Hubbards Woods, a Chi- cago suburb. He is 47 and a Cook County Superior Court master in chancery. Paschen fills the spot vacated'by Dixon's advancement. Although 13 of the committeemen supported Barrett in the showdown, he lost to Dixon by a vote of 616 to Most Of Dixon's backing came from Chicago com- mitteemen, who had the bulk of the votes. Each committee member was en- titled to the number of Democratic votes cast in his congressional dis- trict at the April primary. Crosby Farmer Drives Tractor After Combine Cuts Off Leg CROSBY, Minn. his right leg was severed be- low the knee and his left leg badly mangled, a Crosby farm- er managed to crawl onto his trartor and drive to a highway half a mile away by manipulat- ing the machine with his hands. Oscar Carlson, 47, was recup- erating in Miners' Hospital to- day after suffering the injuries when he was caught in his combine late Tuesday. Carlson was working alone in the field when his combine stopped. He got off the machine and tried to find the trouble. Suddenly the machine started, catching Carlson in the revolv- ing reel. His right leg was ripped off and the left leg was torn be- fore the farmer could stop the combine. Crawling to his tractor, Carl- son operated the machine with his hands. He drove it to the highway, slumped over in the driver's seat. Two passersby took him to the hospital. Bob Mathews of Crosby, one of tlie men who drove Carlson k here, said "Carlson was still conscious when we took him from the tractor. He recognized me." His physician said Carlson was in "fairly good condition" today. Chinese Attack On Bunker Hill Annihilated U. S. Troops Intend To Keep Strategic Ridge, General Says Ey WILLIAM C. BARNARD SEOUL, Korea S. Marinel and artillery today cut to ribbons 750 Chinese Communists assaulting leathernecks entrenched in pre- fabricated bunkers atop Bunker Hill on the Korean Western Front The battalion-size attack sec- ond major bid of the Chinese to recapture the height was broken at dawn. Chinese losses were de- scribed as very heavy. The Marine commander, Maj. Gen. John T. Selden, said the strategic ridge overlooking the Panmunjoni truce site "is territory now. We certainly are go- ing to hang on to it." Marine foot soldiers, supported by flame-throwing tanks, captured the sirongly fortified height and nearby Siberia Hill early yester- day. The Reds counterattacked at dusk yesterday but were thrown back with heavy losses. Not Giving Up There was no indication Chinese had given up hopes of re- taking the position. In mid-after- noon today a Marine spokesman re- ported that Communist artillery and mortar fire was falling OB Bunker Hill. The Navy said its carrier planes struck a heavy blow yesterday against major Red supply and troop concentrations south of Won- san, heavily battered East Coast port city. The Navy said 40 build- ings, including barracks, were flat- tened with heavy casualties to Red troops. Communist shore guns near Wonsan shelled Yodo Island, about 15 miles northeast of Wonsan, hit- ting the small repair ship USS Grapple. The Navy said damage was slight and- that there were no casualties. The U. S. Fifth Air Force said fighter-bombers ranged across the front today in support of ground troops but concentrated mainly in the Bunker Hill region. Pilots re- ported they destroyed 31 troop bunkers, six mortar positions, three field pieces, and two person- nel shelters. Heavily Shelled A Marine spokesman estimated the Communists threw rounds I of artillery against Bunker Hill in (today's four-hour predawn attack. Marine gunners laid down a cur- tain of fire as Red soldiers darted through the darkness in a frantic charge. "It was a hell of a fight but they never reached our the spokesman said. The Chinese began falling back after daybreak. "When the Chinese finally began retreating we really slugged them with he added. The Marines said that in turning back the attack, cooks, bakers and headquarters troops were thrown into the fight. Fighting elsewhere on the front was relatively light. Special Session Unlikely, Claim WASHINGTON WV-Rep. Burdick (R-ND) said today he doubts Pres- ident Truman will call a special session of Congress to deal with inflation. Burdick said he thought that if Truman were seeking re-election he would call Congress back to deal with rising prices. "As it is, Mr. Truman will check first with Gov. Stevenson and I doubt that Stevenson would go for he said. Stevenson, the Democratic pres- idential nominee, visited Washing- ton yesterday for a conference with Truman on campaign strate- gy. Burdick said there is no indica- tion Congress would approve any new price control legislation-. "As long as there is deficit spending in the federal govern- ment, no price control legislation is going to stop Bur1 dick said. "To my mind there must be a. severe cut back of spending abroad. The first real brake on inflation would be to make the fed- eral books balance."