Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Cool Tonight; Friday Fair, Quite Cool VOLUME 52, NO. 158 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 21, 1952 Gangway! Here's Dennis the Menace On the Back Page TWENTY PAGES New Blood Needed, Truman Says Exhaust Fumes Catch Fire on Ikes Plane CHEYENNE, Wyo. gases from one of the engines on Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's char- .tered plane burst into flame when the engine was being started at the Cheyenne Airport tonight. It gases in the exhaust blooped and the starting crew squirted some chemicals to put out the flames. They do that quite often." Eisenhower's plane stopped at the Cheyenne Airport to permit was described by a United Air Wyoming Gov. Frank Barrett to Lines official as "a normal occur- rence, not a bit uncommon." Carl Hempel, UAL station man- ager at Cheyenne, said, "There absolutely was no engine fire. The leave the plane. He had accom- panied Eisenhower to Boise. The Eisenhower plane proceeded on schedule to Kansas City, Hempel said. St. Paul Man Dead in Stabbing ST. PAUL St. Paul man, 65-year-old Frank Browning of 418 Rondo, died in Ancker Hospital after being stabbed in a scuffle. Police said they were convinced Milton L. Hawkins, 37, acted in self-defense when he stabbed Browning with a butcher knife. Hawkins "told police Browning I was wounded while he, Hawkins, I was trying to take the knife away I from him after he was knocked I down. 37 Saved From Sinking Ship in English Channel Norwegian Tanker Bjorgholm, background, its bow dam- aged, pulls away from, listing freighter Western Farmer after, ramming the American ship in gale-sweplf today. The Western Farmer broke in two and sank three hows after the collision. All 37 members aboard the freighter were rescued by British lifeboats. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Speeding Car Only Clue in Brutal Murder RIVERSIDE, Calif. mys- Japs Gripe to Clark About U.S. Soldiers Western Farmer Hit By Norse Tanker Goes Down DOVER, England (ft Two Key to Stalin Successor May Be Given Oct. 5 Georgi Malenkov Believed Next In Line for Job By JOHN A. SCALI WASHINGTON UP) A solid clue pointing to Russia's next ruler may emerge from the full dress meeting of the Communist party congress in Moscow Oct. 5. And American diplomats will not" be surprised if tough, 50-year-old Georgi Malenkov steps up as Josef Stalin's personal choice as next Russian Prime Minister. In fact, some suspect Stalin's aim in staging the whole affair may be to give a formal, open hint as to who the next boss should be. This may be Stalin's way, they believe, of lessening the possibility of a bloody struggle for power with- in the Communist high command after he dies. Stalin's heir apparent will be .the British lifeboats hauled the 37 i man who is cnosen to be chairman crewmen of the American Liberty of the new presidium, to be or- ship Western Farmer from the gale-swept English Channel early today after their freighter, rammed by a Norwegian tanker, split in two and sank. The lifeboats landed Capt. Gun- nar Utvik of Galveston, Tex, and the rest of his crew some bruised and battered but all safe at this famous old port of Southeast Eng- land and at nearby Ramsgate. The tanker Bjorgholm, out of Oslo, came through without serious damage. She stood by until the rescue boats picked up the crew of the ill-fated Western Farmer, a 9-year-old veteran of World War II. Wind and Rain The collision occurred shortly af- ter 10 p.nu last night in a wind- driven rain near the Goodwin Sands the "channel graveyard" eight ganized at the meeting to replace the Politburo. The 12-man Politburo, now the top governing body, has no chair- man or chief executive. But a Praesidium under the Russian set- up generally does have one. Anyone picked for this job would automatically be proclaimed pub- lically as the most important Com- munist in Russia next to Stalin. It is entirely possible that Stalin himself will be designated chair- of the new Praesidium. But, if so, why for the first time sjince 192jj is he not to give the maijji address to the congress, the report of the Central Committee? This is a sort of state of the un- ion speech' summing up Commu- nist stewardship of the "Soviet Un- ion since the last congress met. In miles off the Southeast Coast of this case it will cover a 13-year England. The tanker's bow, one survivor related, smashed into the freighter amidships "right into the radio room." The crash put the Ameri- can ship's engines and radio out of action, but emergency signals from TOKYO un Japanese lawyers j .tanker brought rescue craft f j rushing to the stormy scene. period and will be especially im- portant. Malenkov, a Communist party wheel who worked his way up from the ranks like Stalin, is now scheduled to give this report, the most important thing on the complained to Gen. Mark Clark today that United States and As searchlights from the rescue ships played over the wallowing United Nations servicemen in Ja- the forward part of the u ji pan have repeatedly vicious crimes. to give Kathryn Knodel, 16, whose bat- special attention to enforcing mil- tered, nude body was found on a j itary rules and discipline" in Ja- desert highway early yesterday. pan. Motorist Fred Lacy told officers he met a fast-traveling automobile a few moments before he came upon the body on a lonely road near Palm Springs. Police said it apparently had been thrown from that car. The vehicle could not have passed with- out running over the body, police said, and there were no tire marks on the girl's flesh. Chemical tests are being made by sheriff's officers here today to determine whether the girl was raped. The Redlands' High School stu- dent's death was attributed to skull I stricken ship broke away and the crew abandoned her, some tak- ing to the ship's boats and others The Federation of Bar Associa- going over the side straight into tion sent a resolution to the U.N. the rescue craft. "The forward half sank almost immediately, but as we left, the after part was still afloat but sink- ing said First Engineer Dulcilio Santiago of Brooklyn, N. Y, On Way to Germany The two big lifeboats, meanwhile had assembled the survivors Capt. Utvik and 23 others in one that brought them to Ramsgate, and the other 13 in a Dover boat. The Western Farmer, which sailed under the name Henry Lomb during the war, was on her way to Bremen, Germany, with a load of coal from Norfolk, Va. She was Living Costs At New High WASHINGTON wv-The cost of owned b Western Navigation living as measured by the govern-1 naent reached a new record today, bringing a three-cent hourly pay hike to more than one million auto workers. fractures. Her head bore the marks The newest consumer's price many heavy blows from a I index, reflecting the cost of food, blunt weapon, possibly a tire iron. Five of these were deep enough to have caused death. The girl had been dead two hours when her body was discovered. clothing, shelter and other con- consumer items as of July 15, moved to 190.8 per cent of the 1933-1939 average. It was 1.2 points higher than the Oak leaves and red earth in her june index and 5 per cent higher ,_ j -u. u.j hair indicated she had been slain somewhere in the Redlands area not far from her home, and the slayer had driven down into the desert, where he dumped the body. U.S. Warship Hit Off Korea WASHINGTON The Navy re- ported today that the destroyer- 1 ices, including higher automobile J minesweeper Thompson was hit by Communist shore guns off the east coast of Korea. Wednesday. Four men were killed and ten seriously wounded. One shell, believed to have been af 105mm. caliber, struck the ves- sel's flying bridge, damaging the pilot house and navigating equip- ment. The Thompson was hit earlier in the Korean war, on June 14, 1951, when three of her crew were killed and four wounded by Com- munist guns. The Navy said the Thompson carried on the duel with the shore batteries Wednesday for an unre- ported time before transferring her Jead and wounded to the battle- ship Iowa. january> when price and wage controls took effect. The increase continued a steady, five months' climb in the cost of living for moderate income city families. The Bureau Labor Statistics an arm of the Labor De- partment, publishes a cost of living index each month. BLS said "a sharp rise" in food prices was primarily responsible for the higher overall living costs. Miscellaneous goods and serv- insurance rates and medical care, advanced three-tenths of one per cent, rents were up two-tenths of one per cent, and food advanced one and one half per cent between June 15 and July 15. Walker Resort Fire Loss Set at WALKER, Minn. WV- Fire fanned by a strong northwest wind swept through the main lodge of North- land resort, a garage and an ice house -late Wednesday. Damage was estimated by firemen at 000. The" resort, owned by Dick Bene- Co. of New York. The survivors, soaked and cov- ered with grease and oil, were taken to a local seamen's club and given hot drinks, food and dry clothing. At another point off Britain's East Coast, a small British traw- ler, the 260-ton Magnolia, blew up and sank in seven seconds. Three of the crew were killed; eight were rescued. Furthermore, neither Marshal Beria, head of the Soviet secret police and Deputy Prime Minister Malenkov's main rival, nor Deputy Premier V. M. Molotov, is sched- uled at this time to play any prom- inent role in the congress party session. This may be a clue that Molotov is being pushed into the background, since he read the new five-year plan at each of the two previous congress meetings, in 1934 and 1939. Molotov is 62 and his age has been considered a factor against him in speculation on Stalin's suc- cessor. Adlai Invited To Sleepy Eye SLEEPY EYE, Minn. Adlai Stevenson was mailed an invitation today to speak at an- other Minnesota plowing match Brown County contest. The event will be held Aug. 28. The Brown County plowing con- test will be held on the 160-acre Ivan Frederickson farm. Knows of No Corrupt 'Mess In Washington Says He Possesses Best Knowledge of U.S. Government The Carcasses of 15 cows and heifers lie huddled beside a silo where they were killed Wednesday by lightning. Loss of George and Tom Henry, farmers, was estimated at partially covered by insurance. The Henrys operate a farm 10 miles southeast of Kenyon. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON Ifl President Truman said today there ought to be some new blood in the Demo- cratic party but he knows of no in Washington. At a news conference with the accent on politics, Truman said he had no comment on the way the Democratic candidates, Gov. I Adlai Stevenson and Sen. John 1 Sparkman, have started their cam- paign. He said too that: He doesn't have to read what the opposition says he knows ahead of time what it is going to I say and it's all wrong. He thinks he knows more about the government than anyone in the United States. Certainly Stevenson can have the advantage of the good research which fortified his own campaign speeches in 1948. Stevenson can have all the information he and so can Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- hower, the Republican presidential nominee. Truman said he will give them the truth and if they want to use it. it's up to them. While the Democratic party can ..._ _ stand some new blood, that doesn't The Republican presidential nominee set forth those views m a mean we are going back on what Ike Raps Truman Trend to Tyranny By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH KANSAS CITY, Kan. Dwight D. Eisenhower says the paths to the extreme left and the far right both lead to and that the Truman administration has been traveling left. Kohler Wishes Stevenson Good Luck-Fishing MADISON Lft Republican Gov. Kohler of Wisconsin Wednesday wished Democratic Gov. Stevenson of Illinois "good that is." Kohler sent this message to Stevenson, Democratic presi- dential nominee vacationing "at Minocqua: "Even Wisconsin Republi- cans approve your sound judg- ment in joining the thousands who come to Wisconsin to va- cation and fish. Good fishing, that is." Adlai Rests, Works on 10 MINOCQUA Wis Adlai in Washington has become flames today in two massive raids i At one point, he took a swipe '_ _ sn arpst thsf thp onvflrnmpnf "Hnpc i.Ait._ _ _ speech in Idaho, and then flew here for a confer- j ence today with GOP leaders from seven Midwestern states. I Eisenhower's plane circled an hour and 20 minutes before land- i ing at Fairfax Airport early today waiting for rain and gusts of wind I swpenin? tlie runwavs to mod- sweeping the runways to erate. Eisenhower showed no concern during the wait aloft, chatting with members of his staff most of the time. A crowd of approximately 200 greeted him at the airport and another group cheered him as he I entered his hotel for a few hours sleep before the- conference. At Boise, Eisenhower told a i Pyongyang Hit By38B29sin All-Night Raid police-estimated crowd of about! persons: "We have had for a long time j a government in power that ap-j SEOUL, Korea U. N. B29__________________________ plies the philosophy of the left to S u p e r f'o r t s. B26s and fighter-! the Secret Service government." bombers left Communist factories, guards because they are always And he said centralization of j stockpiles and troop installations in I right and don't need any. chinotnn Hoc i i__j-.i the. Democratic party has done in the last 20 years, he said. No Comment There was no comment on Spark- man's statement that the recent steel strike had been mishandled. Nor did the President wish to go into any detail on the incidents involving daughter Margaret, Se- cret Service and Swedish news- papers. In response to a question, man said he hadn't made" any personal inquiries but had read reports regarding charges in the Swedish press that Secret Service I men accompanying his daughter had used roughhouse tactics. He said no new instructions are so great that the government "does everything but come in and wash the dishes for the housewives." The general spoke from the steps j of Idaho's Capitol in making what I jast niont his associates had billed in ad- vance as his first-frankly political Stevenson blocked out the rough drafts today of the 10 or 12 speeches he will make on a hard- driving tour next month to win the Western vote in the November election. This campaign may open Sept., 5 in Denver, Colo., the headquar- sPef.ch sTm" the ters of his opponent, GOP presi- jmatlon Jul? dential nominee Dwight D. Eisen- hower, before moving westward to the Pacific Northwest and Cali- fornia. Stevenson' planned to sleep late and mix a little fishing, boating North Korean and early today- after and just plain loafing with his speech writing. He also agreed to another news conference today. Feels Confident Yesterday, the Democratic pres- idential nominee told reporters he feels "very comfortable" about his chances for beating Eisenhow- er. But he said the greatest ob- He got a rousing ovation at the i outset and was interrupted by ap- j plause several times. He disregarded his prepared j text, but in his off-the-cuff remarks j he stressed much the same theme he had outlined in the prepared over Northwest Korea. j at the Saturday Evening Post, say- Thirty-eight Okinawa-based B29s i ing it is always wrong. That was j hurled 350 tons of bombs on Pyong- in response to an inquiry whether .1 _ T------- he JQ answer an article in the magazine that said he gave ;et i the country false information about I a grain shortage. Truman said he hadn't read the article and didn't intend to. He said he almost never I reads the Post because it always I is wrong. Asked how he knows, civilians had been warned to out. "The great problem of America he said, "is to take that straight road down the middle, the path of progress that will never al- low tyranny to become the feature of the American government." The general promised that as The action took place off the i cehek, was located en the south Korean port of Sonjin. L shore of Leech Lake. Kasson Farm Wife Plans Chicken Dinner for Ike By GEORGE MOSES want the outside world to get a KASSON DODGE CENTER, few points straight. Minn. Henry Snow hopes! In the first place, it's not just Gen. Eisenhower will like her chicken dinner. But the friendly farmwife isn't likely to have an attack of nerves over the prospect of entertaining the Republican can- didate for president during the National Plowing Contest Sept. 6. "I don't know what they said Mrs. Snow as she treated a group of the first of apples from the Snow orchard. "I'm just going to fix a dinner like I do for the menfolks. And I hope they like it." The Snow farm in South-Central a plowing contest. The main billing is "National Soil Conservation and farmers are more con- cerned with soil conservation than in who plows the straightest furrow fastest. Second, there's a good deal of local and understandable concern about which of the three tiny towns almost equidistant from farm gets its name into the na- tional headlines. If the show is described by out- siders as "near folks in Dodge Center and Mantorville aren't going to like it. And vice Minnesota is a neat and pleasant versa, layout; but no gentleman farmer's The three towns together don't showplace. It felt the glare of na-j total persons, and this point tional publicity suddenly this week j they're sure of: You won't be able when Eisenhower accepted an in- vitation to address the plowing contest. Upwards of visi- tors are expected both for the con- test and to hear the GOP candi- date make his first major farm address o'f the campaign. Local sponsors of the as earnest as they are to see the towns for the visitors on the big weekend. Is the Eisenhower visit going to influence any votes in the Snow family? Henry Snow, a tanned and wiry dirt farmer, every bit as calm as his wife, says with a laugh: "Just say we're independents." stacle in his path is the Repub- president he would devote all his lican argument that it's "time for I .to providing a government a change" in administration. Stevenson and his lieutenants have clearly indicated that in com- bating this argument they will hammer on the counter-argument that Stevenson's election would be a change in faces and in approach to policies. He said yesterday he would deal with corruption "ruthlessly" if elected. "I always have and I al- ways he added. And he went on to say that the best way to deal with what he has called "a mess in Washington" would be to name qualified and incorruptible men to government eliminating the wrong- doing before and not after it happens. Asked if it would be a desirable thing to have Eisenhower direct- ing America's foreign policy, Ste- venson replied: "I don't know tliati I shall address myself to his un-1 desirability for anything. I don't think I will." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and cool tonight. Friday fair and quite cool. Low tonight 54, high Friday 76. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: 'that does not grow complacent, that does not grow away from the people and become indifferent to them, that does not become arro- gant in the exercise of its power, but strives to be the partner and servant of the people and not their master." When one party has been too long in power, Eisenhower said, it becomes so sure of itself it does not have to uproot the first sign of dishonesty in government. Instead, he added, it "goes along and thinks never mind, that it will be all right." Ike Supports Fight in Korea By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH KANSAS CITY, Kas. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said today this country'might face much more serious trouble now if it had not "reacted" to the 1950 Communist attack on South Korea. The Republican presiden- tial nominee made the statement in reply to a question at an open ing of what's gone on for 20 years." meeting with GOP leaders from Tt fhot seven Midwestern states. wrong. i whether he got a briefing on such things, the President said all he needs to do is look at the table of contents and he knows. No Turning Sack Another line of questioning cen- tered on an exchange of corres- pondence between Gov. Stevenson and a Portland newspaper editor which referred to "the mess in Washington." Truman said he had no comment because he knew nothing of any mess. A reporter noted Uiat Stevenson has said something "to the effect that he wants to bring a refreshen- It was then that Truman spoke of infusing new blood into the Eisenhower said he believes "Wei Democratic party while declaring could point out terrible blunders" i th.erf be turning back on Which brought on the Korean war. wnat has done for But would he added "I believe we have been in great danger if we had not reacted" by meet ing the Communist aggression. And then he said that if this country had not reacted it might be involved in much more serious trouble now. 30 Soldiers Feared Lost in Korea Flood By SAM SUMMERLIN SEOUL, Korea UP) Thirty U. S. soldiers on a training exercise were engulfed by a wall of water as they crossed a river and today are feared drowned, the Eighth Army announced. The Army when the flood roared down the stream. It called the tragedy an "act of God" and said the tricky terrain in Korea made sudden river floods possible at any time. A truck bearing eight men and said bodies of only j some ammunition was caught in four men caught in the flash flood I the flood as it started across at a Monday had been recovered. j shallow point. A sudden rise bowled over the truck and swept it find its passen- Boats with grappling hooks swept the unidentified South Korean river for the other 26 missing men of AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. Temp. 85 at p. m. Wednesday, min. 54 at a. m. today. Noon 12 miles per hour from north, northwest, clouds scattered at and feet. Barometer 30.14 steady, hu- midity 72 per cent. Additional weather on Page 15. Rain from a typhoon which lashed Okinawa and Korea this week unleashed the crushing nine- foot wall of water in the normally knee-deep river. The men, part of one platoon, were trapped on a sandbar as they started to ford the river. The Army said the platoon leader lost his life trying to reorganize his men and get them to safety The Army said the missing 26 in- cluded one officer and 25 enlisted men. Eleven of the platoon were swept onto higher sandbars and escaped. The 45th Division originally was made up of Oklahoma National Guardsmen called to active duty but in recent months it has become something of a rainbow division, with soldiers from all over the United States making up its ranks. years. While the questions were popping along similar lines, tossing at Tru- man what the Democratic candi- 1 dates have been saying, he was asked whether "you have any feel- ing of being a target." He said he can't possibly be a target on the Democratic side because he is the key of the campaign. Of course he will be a target of Eisenhower and his cohorts. Truman said. As to how he is a campaign key, he said the Democratic party must run on the record of Truman and Roosevelt administrations. He said he couldn't comment on Stevenson's statement to a news conference Wednesday that cor- ruption has been "proven" to exist in Washington because he hadn't seen an article on it. As for Eisenhower's remark Wednesday at Boise, Idaho, that the administration is applying "the philosophy of the left." Tru- man said he hadn't read that either, or the Republican nomin- ee's statement that the govern- ment does everything but come in and wash the housewife's dishes. That, Truman said, will be gone into rather carefully a little later, on, but it will be on the stump. not at a news conference. Asked how he keeps up .with' general matters such as these if he doesn't read about them, Tru- man said he knows more about government than any man in the United States. And he said he knows exactly what the opposition. is going to say. Read Wendell L. Wilikie, he suggested. Read Thomas E. Dewey, he said. You get a re- all been said before.