Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
VOLUME 52, NO. 263 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24, 1952 THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES The Grandchildren of President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower are surrounded by dolls made by American teen-agers for the Save the Children Federation at a special pre-Christmas showing in front of the Eisenhower family Christmas tree in the Eisenhower home on Morningside Heights in New York. Left to right are Susan, age 11 months; Barbara Ann, 3, and Dwight David, 4. The children, whose father, Major John Eisenhower, is in Korea, will spend the Christmas at their grandfather's home in New York. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Good fellows Outfit 700 Needy Children Today the .Winona. Goodfellows organization formally thanks the hundreds of people in this area who have made Christmas possible for Winona's rieeBy children. Some 700 needy boys and girls have been outfitted, with new.shoes, overshoes, snowsuits, mittens, caps, coats and many other .essential articles of warm winter clothing bought out of the Goodfellows fund. TODAY Eisenhower Not Overly Conservative By STEWART ALSOP EISENHOWER HEADQUAR- TERS, NEW YORK to a very moderate estimate, four of the key members of Gen. Eis- enhower's future Cabinet enjoy between them an aggregate an- nual income of over Other important Eisenhower ap- pointees are financially not far behind. It is no wonder that one captious critic has described the future Eisenhower Administration as consisting of "seventeen mil- lionaires and one plumber." And it is no wonder that a good many big businessmen are gleefully an- ticipating a "government of busi- ness, by business, and for busi- ness." This raises the question: Just how conservative is Dwight D. Eis- enhower? Here it is worth recall- ing an episode of the campaign. Gen. Eisenhower was at first strongly inclined to make a major issue of the steel strike; In the ab- stract, it seemed to him disgrace- ful that the steel industry should be brought to a halt at a time of national crisis. Before committing himself on the issue, he asked to be briefed on what the strike was all about. Certain of his labor advisors ex- plained it to him in human terms the pay increases and oth- er benefits the steel workers want- ed would mean to a steel work- er's family in a time of rising prices. Eisenhower's reaction was, "Why, maybe they ought to have more than the steel strike never became a major cam- paign issue. Interested in People According to those who have worked closely with him for months, most issues, like the steel strike, become real to Eisenhow- er only in terms of people. Be- cause he is deeply interested in people, and hardly at all in politi- cal doctrine, it is simply impossi- ble to classify the next President as a "conservative" or a "liberal." His appointments are heavily weighted with businessmen simply because he admires these men as people. As to most military men, financial success in the fiercely competitive business world seems to him as reliable a mark of abil- ity as the four stars on a full gen- eral's shoulder. And as Eisenhow- er has repeatedly said, he wants "the best brains he can get" in his administration. But, say those close to. Mm, he has ho intention (Continued on Page 16, Column 4) ALSOPS There was no solicitation in this work; contributions were made voluntarily by persons who wanted to help another at Christmas time and see to it that the city.'s under- privileged youngsters have enough warm clothes to warm and dry this winter. Business and industrial firms gave sizable em- ployes in many firms collected additional employe gifts. Various organizations from the Cub and Brownie Scouts on up gave gen- erous contributions. Cash as much as in a single envelope was received in the mail without signature. Many Goodfellows stop- ped in at The Republican-Herald office and made their contributions, saying "Just put down 'a Good- fellows.1 And Goodfellows who live miles from Winona made con- tributions to the fund. To all these firms, organizations and individual givers, we express our heartfelt thanks. Enjoy a merrier Christmas knowing that you have helped another. Because of the great number i children who needed help this yea there are still some who have no been taken care of all childre too young to go to Th Goodfellows headquarters will b kept open till New Year's, and a the needy children will get th things they need. The Goodfellows was only on of several organizations busy toda helping the needy. The Elks Clu distributed 100 Christmas foo baskets to unfortunate families and the Salvation Army took car of another 75. Other charitable organization such as churches, lodges and vari ous societies also were distributing Christmas food baskets to the needy. The Goodfellows organization especially thanks Mrs. Thomas Lightfoot and Mrs. Lester R. Harris who have contributed their serv ices full time for over a month to take care Of the buying and outfitting of the children. The Good fellows are grateful for the fine co-operation extended by the City Poor and Health Departments and the County Welfare Department. Warm thanks go to the principals and teachers who selected the school children who needed help and assembled them in groups to go to the Goodfellows headquar- ters. Thanks also goes to Clark Clark, Inc., for providing free office space for the Goodfellows headquarters, and to Attorney John D. McGill who assisted Goodfel lows workers. Thanks go to the Association of Commerce which keeps the Good- fellows records and to the Winona stores which granted discounts on all merchandise. "The clerks have all been so courteous and says Mrs. Lightfoot. "Their service has been wonderful." To all of these and any 'others who assisted in any way, the Good- fellows say: "Thank You and a Very Merry Christmas." White Christmas Seen for Only Parts of Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It looks like a White Christmas for only some parts of the country. The U. S. weather bureau in Chicago said no heavy snowfalls appeared in prospect for Christmas, but light falls and flurries were probable for many areas. Forecasters said there is very little snow east of the Mississippi except in northern New York and in sections of New England. But there is a blanket of white over wide areas from Kansas north- westward into Montana and North Dakota and northeastward from Kansas into Michigan. There also was snow in the Rocky Mountain region. More snow hit areas today from the eastern Dakotas to west- ern Wisconsin and in northern Iowa. Snow also fell today from west- em Oklahoma to New Mexico. A fall measuring four inches was re- sorted at Guymon, Okla., in the Panhandle area. Rain pelted coastal sections of New England after Tuesday's snow sleet and freezing rain glazed high- ways and made driving hazardous. Maine's coastal area was hardest hit with light, power and telephone service disrupted in many com- munities. Fair and cold weather covered the western great plains and west- ern plateau regions today. Temper- atures dropped to 25 below in the mountain area at Fraser, Colo, It was -10 at Bryce Canyon, Utah. Troubled, Strife-Torn World Begs Peace Pope Assails Mechanization Of Society Claims Trend Is 'Depersonalizing' Modern Mankind Be A Good Fellow b Previously listed..... A Friend 1.00 Mrs. M. B............ 5.00 I Love Children....... 5.00 A Friend............. 2.00 H. F. K.............. 1.00 Paul, Dick and David B. clothing and 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kangel 1.00 Communication Work- of America Local 7204 10.00 Tri-D. H. Jr. Hi-Y, Wi- nonij Y.M.C.A.........10.00 In Memory of My Dad- Wolfram. J.OO From Ricky 2.00 Bert's Gingerbread Tavern 5.00 A Friend, Houston 1.00 A Friend 1.00 Julius Morey, Preston 2.00 Seventh Grade, Phelps School 1.00 Linda, Burr, Judy and Tom 10.00 Ruth Nuthak, Rollingstone package. Brother and Sister, St. Charles Dorene Peterson, Mabel package. Bobby Lindner Jr. clothing. Mr. and Mrs. Garvin Sebo package. Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Kick- hoefer and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kickhoefer, Dodge, Wis. package. Schuler Chocolate, Inc. two cases of Cherry Humps. A Friend box of candy bars. Janice, Donna Jean and Jerry Jumbeck clothing. Deane and Kay Christmas box. Ross Mary Ellison clothing. Mrs. W. H. Ayott basket. A Friend candy, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Thiis, Caledonia package. CORRECTION Ed Phillips and Sons, La Crosse, waj list- ed as giving a box of candy. It should have read "case of. candy." By FRANK BRUTTO VATICAN CITY W) Pope Pius XII, in his annual Christmas mes- sage to the world, bitterly assailed the cold mechanization of modern society today and claimed it is "depersonalizing" man. It was his 14th consecutive Christ- mas message and one of his most powerful. The East and West, now locked in cold war, both were criticized by the Pontiff as he drew a ma- cabre picture of the sufferings of the "army of the poor, scattered throughout the world." The. Pope especially directed his greetings today "to the poor, to the' oppressed, to those who for whatever reason sigh in affliction and whose life-depends, as it were on the breath of hope." Flood of Help He called upon individuals and nations to continue, the work Christ- had begun and unloose "flood of the suffering millions, Replying to the Christmas greet- ings of the College of Cardinals, the Romata Catholic Pontiff's message, to the Christian world was broad- cast in Italian over the Vatican radio.' The radio planned to repeat the speech at 45-minute intervals in, translations into 23 other lan- guages. The mociern world, said the Pope, faces'two grave difficultie difficulty of economics and a difficulty of conscience. The difficulty of conscience, he continued, is caused by a condem nation of the Christian faith, which has led to the torture of men. This was interpreted as a clear refer ence to Communism and the per- secution of the church in the coun- Pope Pius XII received gifts today from Cath- olic Action women and children in a pre-Christma's- service at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. In his 14th consecutive Christmas message to the world the Pope bitterly assailed the cold mechanization'of society and claimed it is "depersonalizing" modern man. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) tries Communism has conquered Turning to economics, the Pon- tiff said much has been done to try to solve the world's unem- ployment problem, but more must be done. These were his recom- mendations: Reduce Luxuries .Superfluous luxury expenditures should be reduced. Capitalists should, put their money into use ta people rather than deposits. Where "se is inadequate, inould intervene with Missourian Named To Agriculture Post By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH [Eisenhower supporter during the NEW YORK, Dec. 24 m Pres-1 campaign. ident-elect Eisenhower today chose True D. Morse of St. Louis, LouiSj oldest and largest a Republican who was a Democrat until about 20 years the job of under secretary of agricul- ture in the new administration. Morse, 56-year-old board chair- man1 of a farm management serv- ,ce and editor of a farm publica- tion, will serve as top aide to Ezra Taft Benson of Salt Lake City, secretary of agriculture-designate. The nomination of Morse and others Eisenhower has named to key posts will go to the Senate 'or confirmation after the general akes office Jan. 20. Eisenhower's press secretary, 'ames C. Hagerty, said Benson ecommended Morse who was jorn on a Missouri farm. The job ays a year. Hagerty described Morse as a Cargo Plane Disappears In Wisconsin MILWAUKEE A twin-engine cargo plane disappeared early to- day on a flight from Columbus, 0., to Milwaukee. The Lockheed Electra, with a crew of two men, was apparently within five miles of Gen. Mitchell i FjeW here, its destination, when it and a past president of the Amer- last checked in with _the control Morse is chairman of the board of Doane Agricultural Service of farm management appraisal and farm research service in the coun- try. He has been editor of the Doane Agriculture Digest since 1938. He is vice president of the Amer that he would IB what he de- disproportionate etween rich and rich and poor Flames Through the Brede Sign Manu- facturing Co. in Minneapolis early today causing damage estimated at J150.000. Nineteen fire com- panies and about 100 firemen turned out to fight the blaze which was fed by paint and explosive liquids. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) ican Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. Fergus Falls Lawyer to Take Magney's Seat ST. PAUL Roger L. Dell, prominent Fergus Falls attorney, today was appointed by Gov. C. Elmer Anderson as a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court to succeed Associate Justice C, R. Magney, Duluth. Justice Magney has notified the governor that he wishes to retire Jan. 12, one day after he reaches his 70th birthday. Dell was summoned to the gov- ernor's office Tuesday afternoon and had a long conference with the chief executive. In announcing the appointment, the governor said: "It is most fortunate that we can find one of Minnesota's out- standing lawyers who is going to give up a very extensive private practice to serve the state as a member of the Supreme Court. "Judging from the high esteem n which members of the bar hold loger Dell for his ability and in- egrity, he should make a valuable addition to the bench." Dell is a native of Bird Island in Renville County. He was raised md educated at Shakopee. After graduating from high school, he nrolled in. the St. Paul College f Law, commuting by train be- tween Shakopee and St. Paul for vening classes. During World War I, Dell was tationed in the officers training chool of the field artillery at Camp tower at a.m. Nothing fur- ther was heard. A pre-dawn air sea search was organized, with the Coast Guard, Air Force and National Guard participating. But as the hours passed, officials were inclined to the opinion that the plane hac plunged into Lake Michigan. It was flown by Wilton Lyman about 32, of Toledo, The co pilot was Robert Taylor, 24, o Marion, 0. After taking on 42 gal Ions of gasoline at Columbus, th. plane took off from there at a.m., Milwaukee time, with suf ficient fuel for six hours' flying. Lyman reported over South Haven, Mich., at a.m. anc asked the CAA at Milwaukee to check him at 10 minute intervals as he crossed the lake. His message was received by last the Mitchell Field control tower a] a.m. At that time he reported himself marker achary Taylor, Louisville, Ky. n discharge he resumed his study of law, which he completed in 1320. over the outer runway at feet and asked clearance for landing, which was granted. The weather was not in- clement with a ceiling of 900 feet. When the plane failed to land, CAA officials contacted other authorities and a search was begun. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Cloudy tonight and Thursday. Occasional snow flurries ending Thursday morning. Colder tonight. Low to- night 18, high Thursday 25. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 37; minimum, 27; noon, 27; precipitation, .05; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) Max. temp. 28 at a. m. today, min. 27 at a. m. Noon overcast at 'eet, visibility 7 miles, wind 15 M.p.h. from west, barometer 30.12, steady, humidity 87 per cent Christmas Pause To Mark Birth Of Christ Child Truman Official Yule Message to Nation at p.m. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Christians turned from the and sorrows of a troubled, strife- wracked world today to begin happy yet solemn ceremonies com- memorating the birth of Him who preached the gifts of peace and love to all mankind. As the last-minute rush for pres- ents and festive goodies died away, millions of faithful lifted their hearts in Christmas Eve prayers of thanks and hope, and their voices in carols of joy. Churches throughout Christen- dom threw open their doors to welcome all to traditional Christ- mas Eve ceremonies. In Bethle- hem of Judea, a special Catholic midnight mass beginning in the Chapel of St. Catherine will end, in the Grotto of the Nativity, on the spot designated by His fol- as the birthplace of Christ nearly years ago. Pilgrims Arrive At the same time a Protestant service will be held on nearby terraced slopes that mark the tra- ditional spot where angels an- nounced the birth of Christ to shep- herds watching their flocks by night. Hundreds pilgrims have ar- rived in the Holy Land to wor- ship at the shrines connected with the birth of Christ. As in past Christmas times, the heavy border guards between Jordan and Israel technically at step aside to permit passage to the holy Pope Pius XII was to broadcast his annual Crhistmas message of reace beginning at 5 a.m., EST, today. The message will beamed around the world in languages. The Pontiff's Christmas Eve mass also will be aired by the Vatican radio at p.m., EST. More than an hour earlier, Pres- ident Truman will deliver his last official Christmas message to the nation. He will speak at EST, at the 30th annual Lighting of the Living Christmas Tree on the White House grounds. Others to Talk Other chiefs of state and rulers prepared special messages. Queen Elizabeth II will broadcast her first as Britain's reigning mon- the world-wide British Commonwealth and empire at a.m., EST, tomorrow. As Americans at home rushed, their last preparations for the sea- son, their thoughts went out to the thousands of fighting men spending Christmas in troubled spots around the world Korea, .Germany, Austria, Japan and other be 23 lands threatened by tyranny. All these, however, will have their celebrations too. There will be packages from home and spe- cial Christmas dinners. And Amer- ican troops the world over have chipped in to buy toys and food for needy children in lands that are their temporary homes. In a Christmas message to hit Eighth Army troops in Korea, Gen. James Van Fleet declared the Christmas star "still burns to lead us in our pursuit of peace on earth and good will towards men." The Eighth Army chief exposed well-nigh universal hope in the Western world when he told his men he hoped that the next Christ- mas would find them in their homes and peace restored to Ko- rea. Van Fleet's words were echoed >y his commander, Gen. Mark W. whose message to the Jailed Nations' troops said the aith expressed in the spirit "will bring us to our goal." No Paper Thursday In accordance with its usual custom, The Republican-Herald will omit publication on Thurs- day, Christmas Day, to permit employes 'to spend the holiday with their families.