Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
G'oudy, Occasional Snow and Rain; Friday Partly Cloudy Be a Goodfellow VOLUME 52, NO. 246 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 4, 1952 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES WSB Head Quits In Coal Pay Row Christmas Scene Has Ugly Side HRISTMAS is a glorious time oi the year for ALMOST all of us. But there can be an ugly side to the Christmas scene, too. There are children well over 800 of them right here in Winona to whom Christmas will mean noth- ing but despondency. These chil- dren will hear the excited voices of happy boys and girls, and then quietly sob tears of despair. You see, these are the children of Winona's needy families, chil- dren whose parents find it difficult to feed and clothe them. To these families in which the children must wear worn out clothes and shoes, Christmas can- not ba the joyful time of the year it is to most of us. In families where illness has struck, there may be no Christ- mas at all unless you help the Goodfellows in their task of seeing that EVERY Winona child has a Christmas this year. Your Goodfellows" contribution will be used to buy warm clothing, shoes, overshoes and snowsuits things that these children MUST have to face this bitter Minnesota winter. Be a Goodfellow today, won't you? Mail or bring your contri- bution to the Goodfellows in care of The Republican-Herald. Your money will be spent where it will do the most new articles of clothing and shoes fit- ted right on the backs and feet of needy boys and girls. Be a Good- fellow and help make their Christ- mas a MERRY one, and to keep them warm and dry during the cold months to come. Be A Goodfeilow Following is a list of contribu- tions to the Goodfellow fund to date: Previously 896.55 M. V.................. 1.00 The Three Kacnes..... 3.00 A. A. 1.00 John and Dorothy An- derson 5.00 A friend Mrs. G. J. Tweedy.. 5.00 Just a Grandmother 3.00 Bailey and Bailey.. 50.00 A mother and son.. 2.00 From a friend........ 1.00 Military Order of Lady Bugs............... 5.00 Winona National and Savings Bank officers and employes 55.00 J. C. Penney Company _ 25.00 Neville-Lien VFW 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. John Fer- ROK's Smash Three Red Chinese Raids SEOUL W) South Korean troops smashed three Chinese as- saults on Sniper Ridge in predawn darkness bitterness of the hand-to-hand combat match- ing that of the subzero cold. Two of the attacks were de- scribed as suicidal. The Reds, thickly bundled in their'quilted uni- forms, charged up the icy slopes behind an artillery and mortar barrage of more than shells. But an Eighth Army officer said the South Koreans stood firm. By mid-day, the Chinese with- drawn. Although their assaults were made in groups of 40 and 50 men, the bodies of 92 Reds were counted on the icy, forbidding slopes of Pinpoint Hill. The Eighth Army said action elsewhere along the 155-mile bat- tlefront was minor. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy with occasional snow mixed with rain tonight. Friday partly cloudy. No important change in tempera- ture. Low tonight 28, high Friday 35. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 35; minimum, 31; noon, 36; precipitation, trace of snow'; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wis. Central Observations) Max. Temp. 36 at noon, min. 31 at 8-30 a. m. Noon readings clouds overcast at feet, visi- bility 5 miles with fog, wind calm, barometer 29.95, steady, humidity 81 per cent. Claus years old next still a handy man with a snow shovel. Here the.spry, goateed retired farmer tackles the snow on the walk this morning at the home of his daughter, Sophie, in Elgin. (Republican-Herald photo) Active Elgin Man Wears 100th Year ELGIN, Minn. Dubbels, who was a strapping youth in Germany at the time of the Civil War, will be 100 years old Tuesday. This'is deceptive. Dubbels still shovels his sidewalks, keeps himself posted on current events by a wealth of reading and shuns hearing aids. Rheumatism bothers him a little, but he'll have no part of walking sticks. The elderly retired farmer lives with his daughter, Sophie, here. He quit farming near Eyota in 1920 and moved in with his daughter here. Sickness has never been one of his problems. Born Dec. 9, 1852, in Hanover province, Germany, young Claus :ame to America when he was 22. He spent all his farming years on his acres near Eyota. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. UP) A friendly man, he has acquired Walter P. Reuther, chief of the host of friends throughout this I CIO United Auto Workers, was section of Minnesota. An open expected to be chosen as president house in his honor Sunday after-1 of the CIO today at a convention noon is expected to furnish plenti- fmaje Reuther, believed all along to sufficient Autopsy Ordered In Reformatory Inmate's Death ST. CLOUD, Minn. MV-An autop- sy was under way today to deter- mine cause of death of a St. Cloud reformatory believed to have been drinking denatured al- cohol. He was George F, Mellessey, 19, Minneapolis, serving a 10 year to life term for first degree burglary. Carl Jackson, reformatory super- intendent, said that Mellessey be- came ill Tuesday and was taken to the infirmary where he died 24 hours later. It was at first thought when he complained that Mellessey had suffered a recurrence of a sinus ailment. But Jackson said it was then dis- covered Mellessey and two other prisoners had broken into a paint cabinet and drunk a can of alcohol stored for use as a thinner. Jackson said the two other men were also hospitalized but would recover. They were- not identified. Stevedore Firms Send'Goodwill' Checks to Unions NEW YORK W) Stevedoring firms have acknowledged making big "good will" payments to union leaders, dock bosses and steam- ship company officials to keep labor peace and to obtain business on New York's waterfront. Opening of public hearings yes- j autoontesTerV the Ust terday by the New York State i of foreign poHcy problems prepared Crime Commission lifted the lid on for stutjy by Joftn poster Dulles, aUeged crime and racketeering in cnosen as Eisenhower's secretary h A C-fiTTaTl O f i i President Sits Tight on U.S. Korean Policy Change Must Wait for Ike, Officials Say By JOHN HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON Truman administration apparently plans to make no further policy moves to solve the Korea situation. The next step, officials said today, will be up to President-elect Eisenhower. Officials said today it will be up to the incoming rsgime to make fundamental changes such as prosecuting the war beyond its present limits or putting additional economic or military pressures on Communist China. The Truman administration is said to feel no new policy moves are advisable before Eisenhower's inauguration seven weeks away. Two reasons are advanced: 1. Any large undertaking could hardly be completed before Jan. 20, thus committing the new ad- ministration to deal with a pro- gram it may not approve. 2. The United Nations' fight in Korea is an Allied fight, requiring Allied co-operation in any policy development. Before agreeing to a new project, it is said, the U, N. Allies would want to know how the Eisenhower administration feels about it. Top Issue Korean issues are regarded by the city's seven billion dollar a Of state year shipping industry. It has been estimated the indus- try's annual losses run to 350 mil- lions because of such things as pilfering, smuggling, and pay kick- backs by longshoremen to their union bosses.. Opening Witness An opening day's witness was white-haired Ruth M. Kennedy, secretary-treasurer of the stevedor- ing'firm of Daniels and Kennedy, Inc. Miss Kennedy testified that gratuities are "an established prac- tice in the business." The witness said her firm, in five years, paid to Joseph P. Ryan, president of the AFL Inter- national tion. Longshoremen's Associa- In 1948, Miss Kennedy testified, checks were drawn to fictitious persons and the money was turned over to dock union officials. "In she said, "we had Reuther Election As CIO Chief Slated Today labor trouble and we thought n would be easier for the people getting the money to hide their identity." Miss Kennedy's nephew, James C. Kennedy, president of her firm, also testified the payments were "gratuities only." Dulles conferred with Secretary of State Acheson, Assistant Secre- tary John Allison and Under Sec- retary David Bruce yesterday in the course of arranging a-smooth transition of policy controls. Dulles also called on Secretary of Defense Lovett. Possible policy developments lie in two fields. Ultimately, author- ities here believe, steps will be taken in one or both unless an armistice is arranged fairly soon. On the military side, some high American officers in the Far East reportedly have advised Washing- ton that the best hope of ending the war lies in launching a major offen- sive. Destruction of the Communist forces, rather than the gaining of territory, would be the primary objective. Military men who hold that view are expected to make firm recom- mendations to Eisenhower during his Korean trip. Such an offensive would require several more divisions of Ameri- can troops, according to military estimates. It' would also mean abandoning attempts to make peace along the present stalemated line. :ul testimony of a long life lived 3y a man who knows how 'to make and keep friendships. The Dubbels descendants are legion. All.of his nine children and a large number of his 39 grand- children and 55 great grandchil- dren are expected to be on hand :or the open house Sunday. Daughters of the old gentleman are Sophie and Mrs. William Ihrke, Elgin; Mrs. Walter Bier- baum, Eyota; Mrs. Clarence Hoff- man, Rochester Rt. 1, and Mrs. Etta Loeding, Milwaukee, Wis. Sons are Fred, Elgin; Henry, Ro- chester Rt. 4; John, Rochester, and Paul, Northfield. Mrs. Dubbels, the former Eliza- beth. Loos, also born in Germany, died 18 years ago. One son, is dead, and a sister and :wo brothers of the centenarian have Winter or summer, Dubbels is active in retirement. In winters he tackles the snow on his daughter's walks and in the summer it's a ;arden he tends. He also mows the Jubbels lawn. The open house Sunday is sched- uled from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Trinity Church parlors. All rela- tives and. friends have been invited. have sufficient votes to become the late Philip Murray's successor as top man in the CIO, gained added strength as the voting stage neared. Forces backing Allan S. Hay- wood, 64, the CIO's executive vice president and a veteran union leader, conceded nothing to Reuth- er in a hot fight for the presidency. However, two unices previously favoring Haywood, the Brewery Workers International and the American Radio Association, swung to Reuther.x This gave Reuther an estimated more convention votes. There are about 700 delegates, each representing numerous mem- bers. Reuther is estimated to now have delegates representing about three million votes baoking him compared with 2V4 million votes from delegates supporting Hay- wood. Haywood maintained he would carry the fight for the CIO leader- ship to a deciding roll. call. This Pup Is Supposedly whispering in the ear of Humane Officer William Sehraffen, "All I want for Christmas is a home." The whisperer and his1 two canine companions are among those waiting at the St. Paul Shelter for what they hope will be .Christmas holi- day adoption. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) President Truman and Adlai Stevenson begin serious talks at the White House aimed at planning a comeback trail for the Democrats after the November defeat at the polls. Stevenson, Illinois governor and losing presidential nominee, arrived last night for the talks and a dinner to be given tonight by the President and Mrs. Truman. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) ADLAI, TRUMAN AGREE Wont War on Ike For Party Gains WASHINGTON WV-Adlai Stevenson said today he and President Truman are in complete agreement not to wage war on Dwignt Eisenhower's program simply for party advantage. And he told reporters at a WhHe House news conference, the Demo- HP nartv's two manor problems are (1) to wipe out a deficit of cratic party's two major problems more than half a million dollars! and (2) to "serve the public in- terest." I Stevenson spoke to newsmen aft-1 er conferring with President Tru- man at the White House, the Washington residence "for. which he bid in his unsuccessful campaign for the presidency. He made no major pronounce- ments at the news conference, but chatted amiably with reporters who plied him with questions about his political future and that of the Democratic party. No for 'Future The Illinois governor did say these things: 1. He has no immediate plans for the future other than to take a long rest and possibly to travel abroad. 2. He knows of no plans for a change in the top leadership of the Democratic national committee, but it may be necessary to re- organize the committee structure because of the deficit in funds. He added that he expects his hand-picked national chairman, Stephen A. Mitchell, to stay on in the job. 3. It up to the Democratic leadership in Congress to serve as "the instrument of being construc- tive and a wholesome influence in Cox Objects to Truman's O.K. Of Boost Industry Members Plan to Boycott Board Meetings By ROWLAND EVANS JR. WASHINGTON President Truman's Board chairman quit hii job today in protest over the Presi- dent's approval of an extra wage boost for coal miners above and beyond the recommendations of aE top defense agency officials. Archibald Cox, chairman of tie Wage Stabilization Board, waited only overnight to resign. He no formal statement, but told a re- porter the White House might have something to say this afternoon. The Truman action, while counter to recommendations of his stabili- zation lieutenants, did assure a year of peace in the coal mines. Plin Boycott- Industry members of the WSB said through a spokesman they would boycott all board meetings until they have conferred on the questions raised by Truman's ac- tion. Herbert Kelley, executive as- sistant to the seven industry mem- bers told newsmen they would get together as soon as possible, poi- sibly tomorrow. The WSB had scheduled a full board meeting today. In a speedup of plans, industry members arranged their meeting for tonight, either in Washington or New York. Meanwhile, Kelley telegraphed industry members of the 14 WSB regional boards of the decision not to participate now in WSB ses- sions here. This could bring the entire wage control program to a standstill, at least until the indus- try members of the national board chart a course of action. WSB Vice Chairman Charles C. Killingsworth was considered likeliest successor to Cox. Killings- worth is on leave from Michigan State college where he heads tha Department 9f Economics. The President yesterday ap- proved the full daily wage increase for John L. Lewis' soft coal miners because, he said, he does not want President-elect Eisenhower to have a coal strike crisis on his hands when he takei office. Averted Strike The move averted an almost cer- tain strike, but it opened the door to a boost in coal prices to con- our public life. He sidestepped a question of whether he thought there were enough Democrats in Congress sharing his and the President's views to "exert much leadership" in the new Congress. Free to State Views j otner term as floor leader. Stevenson said he, President Tru-1 The New York Herald Tribune Taft May Have Ruined Chance To Lead Senate WASHINGTON Senate Republicans were in disagreement today on whether Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio ruined his chances for GOP Senate floor leader by his attack on President-elect Eisen- hower's choice for secretary of labor. One Republican lawmaker, a staunch Taft backer who asked not to be quoted by name, foresaw as a result the "draft" of Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire, the present floor leader, for an- other term. I sumers and touched off unrest But another Taft supporter, also j among public members o: the requesting anonymity, said an' organized effort would be made to elect Taft to the post. He would not predict the outcome, but said the drive would be stopped only if Taft removed himself from con- sideration. Bridges speead word soon after the Nov. 4 election that he wanted to pass the leadership job to other hands and take over the less, bur- densome duties of the temporary president of the Senate. In case of a dispute over his successor, however. Bridges has I been regarded as available for an- man and other Democrats outside of Congress will be free to express their views on public issues, but remarked that he could not con- sider playing an active role in discussing these-issues at least un- til the party deficit is paid off. The defeated Democratic candi- date was in high good humor as he chatted with newsmen. He had spent the night at the White House where he had slept in the Lincoln room. Newsmen asked Stevenson, who frequently quoted Abraham Lin- coln during the campaign, how he had enjoyed the "Lincoln bed." "It was he said with a smile. "It was long enough and wide enough and what's more, it has a new mattress." President Truman will hold a news conference (3 p. m., CST) this afternoon. A crowd of some 200, mostly women and children, met Steven- son atl Washington's National Air- port last night and shouted and waved one reply to that last ques- tion. Chants for Adlai Some chanted "We want Adlai" and others "Stevenson in '56." There were banners that read "Re- trieve with Steve." The Illinois governor and de- feated Democratic presidential nominee was noneommittaL He told the welcoming group, "i have only this to say aside from my grati- not coming back for four years." reported today that "Sen. Bridges has now changed his mind and is now known to be willing to con- tinue in this post to promote party harmony." Taft has declared he is available for the post. His only avowed rival is Sen. William Knowland of Cali- fornia who has said he is in the race against anybody except Bridges. Too few senators were too chary of give a clear picture of the likely upshot of Taft's denunciation of Eisen- selection of Martin P. Durkin of Chicago to the labor post in the new Cabinet. Taft himself, in a telephone inter- view yesterday, said the effects of his action on the Republican party as a whole are "matters that haven't arisen yet." SHOPPING DAYS LEFT NIYOIISIMMSEW Stores Open Friday and Saturday Nights Until 9 Wage Stabilization Beard. One WSB member also said Tru- man's decision would have a "ter- rific and disappointing effect" on unions which in the past have ac- cepted WSB reductions and now have wage cases pending befort the board. Coal miners basic minimum daily wage is boosted to reportedly jubilant. One top United Workers official at Pittsburgh said the move "undoubtedly averted a strike." John Busarello, president of UMW District 5, said his men had been getting "itchy" over de- lays.- Lewis had negotiated the increase with industry, but the WSB had cut this to S1.50 on the grounds that any more would "ir- reparably damage" the stabiliza- tion program. Lewis and Harry M. Moses, pres- ident of the Bituminous Cosl Oper- ators Association, appealed the WSB decision to Economic Stabil- izer Roger Putnam. Putnam Refuses But Putnam refused to overrule his board. And Defense Mobilizer Henry H. Fowler also refused to change the WSB decision. That left it up to the his inner circle of advisers. Truman's decision to grant full announced in the form of a letter to Putnam, said "probable consequences" of a fail- ure to do so would be a disas- trous coal strike which would cre- ate a "crisis" for Eisenhower. Putnam, announcing the Presi- dent's decision to newsmen, said: "This is not the decision I would have made. It is not the decision I would have recommended." It means higher price ceilings for many varieties of soft coal, but probably not for alL Most soft coal has been selling well under existing ceiling prices, the higher wage costs can absorbed for some varieties within present ceilings. Truman estimated the extra cost of producing coal now will I "perhaps 5 or 6 cents a ton." But the decision indicates that a similar contract signed by Lewis and the hard coal industry, now pending before the WSB, will also be approved. This would lead to a price increase of between 80 cents and Si per ton on hard coal, the type used by home ownen for heating.