Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy and Colder Tonight And Saturday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad Driver Of This Big Trailer truck died in the flaming cab of his vehicle today after a collision with an automobile on U. S. Highway 69, five miles southwest of Excelsior Springs, Mo. Harry A Cloe, about 45, Wichita, Kan., was killed, highway patrol officers believe, when the cab of his truck, right, struck the ground after plunging 20 feet over the bridge. Sprayed with flaming- gasoline the cab burned. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Ike May Ask U.N. Blockade Of Red China By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON UP1 Plans of the Eisenhower administration for dealing with the Korean War ap- pear likely to aim at putting new pressures on the Chinese Commu- nists while easing the battle bur- den of American forces. To this end, the belief here is that, as a minimum, President- elect Eisenhower and his secretary of state to be John Foster Dulles, will promptly call for: 1. A United Nations economic blockade of Red China. 2. Maximum speedup in the training of South Korean forces and their assignment to front line positions. How far beyond these minimum actions the new President and his advisers may be willing to go re- mains to be seen, because despite his trip to Korea, his unprecedent- ed mid-Pacific conferences with prospective aides and his meeting with Gen. MacArthur in New York, Eisenhower so far has not tipped his hand. New Factor A new factor of uncertain weight was injected into the knotty sit- uation yesterday with publication by tha New York Times of a re- ply from Premier gtalin to four questions posed by the Times. Stalin said Russia is interested in ending the Korean War, and that he would co-operate in any new diplomatic approach toward a truce. However, the question re: mained: How much of a price would he pay for peace? A mere public endorsement of peace in Korea is not noticeably different from the past Russian position, least for propa ganda been in favor 10 Die in Minnesota, Wisconsin Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With three days of the long Christmas holiday weekend to go, five traffic deaths had been report- ed in Minnesota through Thursday night. The victims: Kenneth Laumann, 23, Madison Lake, Minn., killed in a three-car crash on Highway 14 three miles west of Janesville. Mrs. Selmer Ness, 60, Albert Lea, fatally injured in a three auto bert Lea Wednesday nighT' Four persons were injured, including Harry Orbell, Mankato, who was in- serious condition. Judy Yaeger, 10, St. Paul, killed in a two-car collision at New Brighton Wednesday night while en route to a Christmas party to celebrate her birthday. Diane Voligny, 9, Bayport, killed Wednesday night when her sled ran under an auto as it was being backed from a driveway. John Angus, 64, Warroad, Minn., killed when the auto in which he was riding missed a curve and Atomic Plants Open to Spies, Lawmaker Says WASHINGTON Charles ran off the highway near Roosevelt, early Thursday. Five lost their lives m Wisconsin. Harry Beels of Clark County, was killed on Christmas Day when the car in which he was riding left. Wood County Trunk C and over- turned in a ditch one mile wesf.of Rudolph. i year-Old nawuiunic, jiuuac- An unidentified man, 60'to has Hodgkins disease, an in- years old, was killed Thursday curable ailment. She knew before- night by a Chicago North West- hand that doctors consider her doomed, and that having the baby would shorten her life. "But if I can.have my baby I'll die she.._said1..., "Death is the least "oT my 'worries "now." The child, her fourth, was de- livered at a. m. Surgeons said the condition of, both mother and son is satisfactory, although having the child lowered her resistance to the cancerous disease. They said ern "400" passenger train that struck him at a crossing in Racine. He was on foot when the accident occurred. A head-on collision Wednesday on Highway 32, 6% miles north of Racine, fatally injured Fred Kra- mer, 27, of Racine. Mrs. Hattie Gamm, 75, of Route -Madison, died Thursday in a Waukesha hospital of injuries re- ceived Wednesday in a three-car collision on Highway 16 near Wau- kesha. Benjamin Worchek, 30, Town of Preble (Brown was in- jured fatally Thursday night when his car collided headpn with an- other as he was turning into his driveway. He died lated at a Green Bay hospital. Eleven persons were injured and hospitab'zed as a third car crashed into the rear of the auto that struck Worchek's vehicle. Holiday Takes Over 300 Lives in Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation's Christmas holiday accident death toll today passed the 300 mark. WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26, 1952 Stalin Asked To'Put Up'on New Peace Plan Dulles and Ike Ready to Receive 'Concrete Proposals' By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON The incom- ing Eisenhower administration to- day challenged Russia's Premier Stalin to put forth "concrete pro- posals" on promoting peace and promised they would be "seriously and sympathetically received." A statement taking that position was issued by John Foster Dulles, who will be the new administra- tion's secretary of state, after Dulles had talked with President- elect Eisenhower by telephone this morning. Eisenhower is in New York. The statement was the first reaction of the new administration to replies given by Stalin to four questions presented to him by the New York Times and published Thursday morning. Stalin Willing Stalin expressed willingness to meet with Eisenhower in response to one question and he also said Russia was interested in ending the Korean War. Dulles made this statement: "I have read with interest the published account of Mr. Stalin's j views. If these mean that Mr. Stalin has concrete proposals to make to the new administration after it takes office, he can rest assured that they will be seriously and sympathetically received. "Diplomatic or United Nations channels of communication are al- ways available for such purposes and for exchanges of views design- ed to find ways to promote peace and international good will." The normal diplomatic channels for contact between Washington and Moscow are the Soviet em- bassy here and the American em- bassy there. At the U, N. Russian and American delegations have a constant opportunity of quick and j informal contacf. Stalin declared .that .'.'aggressive actions" taken- in the West's cold war policy against Russia are the main causes of world tension and said (1) he regards "favorably" the idea of a meeting with Eisenhower; (2) war between the U. S. and the Soviet Union is-not inevitable; (3) SIXTEEN PACES Mother Awaiting Death Gives Birth to Son LOS ANGELES son was born today to Mrs. Jean Garrett hv Caesarian section, an operation ..which doctors said will shorten her life if she survives at all. Garrett, an attractive 27 i year-old Hawthorne, house- ranian ane CrashKills23 Franca Cardinal Spellman (left) who is making a tour of Korea, stops at the bedside of Pvt. Harvey Leetau of Maynard, Minn., a patient in the 121st Evacuation Hospital. The archbishop of New York, who is spending his second consecutive Christmas with the troops, addressed a crowd of some in Seoul. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Tokyo) ____ the baby appears to be normal. Russia is "interested in ending the Although the shadow of death waf and (4) the sources W rtonux VI i. J Kersten (R-Milwaukee) says in Auto mishaps killed 251 persons ucc.. a new magazine article that since 6 p. m. Wednesday (local of a truce The new statement, i "America's most sensitive elec-l Twenty-three died in fires however, raised the question i tronic plants are wide open to and 31 others were victims of other in Korea. Some authorities here whether Stalin may have been con- vinced by now that the Commu- nists have nothing more to gain that Eisenhower's major plans- charted in broad outlines aboard the cruiser still fluid and may continue so until, upon taking office, be gets a final look at all the Korean information and gets full authority. Earlier this month the United Nations General Assembly had its Korean peace appeal to the Chi- nese and North Korean regimes thrown back in its teeth. The Reds made clear they would only make peace on their own is, when and if .the U. N. was willing, to stop insisting upon vol- untary repatriation of prisoners. Minimum for U. S. The rejection had not been un- expected. Two months ago the Truman administration had consid- ered what to do in such a situation. The conclusion conclusion certain to be laid before Eisen- hower's that if the U N. peace bid was spurned by the Reds, the U. N. itself ought to undertake some new action.' The State Department feeling was that thft minimum would be for the U. S. to take the lead in seeking General Assembly enact- ment of an economic blockade of Red China. Truman officials de- cided not to pursue the. matter, largely because of the impending change of administrations. Both the general and Dulles argued during the campaign that U. S. forces, as the "first team" of the free world military, should be disengaged from the Korean fighting as rapidly as possible and that this could be accomplished by expanding the training of South Koreans. Actually, the Truman admrnis- (Continued on Page 11, IKE Soviet spies" and he concen- trates his attack on the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, an indepen- dent labor union. Kersten's article, "We Are. Pro- tecting Spies in Defense appears in the January issue of Readers Digest. 'Can't Tolerate' The congressman says the union, generally referred to as UE, was expelled in 1949 by the CIO, which declared: "We can no longer tole- rate within the CIO the Communist Party masquerading as a labor union." However, Kersten says, UE still has contacts with General Electric, Westinghouse and Sylvania, three of America's largest electrical companies. "The bosses of the Red union in the electronics industry have blithely signed non-Commu- nist affidavits and gone on about their treasonous Kerstea writes. American Security He says that the union will be a menace to American security as long as these contracts are per- mitted. As a solution, Kersten sug- gests three steps; First, that the Justice Depart- ment list the UE as a subversive organization. Second, Congress should amend present labor laws to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from protecting the interests of any unions'listed as subversive. Third, the Defense Department should tell businesses that if they deal with such unions they will not receive government contracts. !------Five Cents Subscribers receiving Tfie Republican-Herald by car- rier will pay five cents less this week because of the Christmas holiday. accidents. With more than 2% days of the extended 102-hour weekend still to come, it appeared that the all- time record of 555 traffic deaths for a four-day Christmas holiday in 1936 may be exceeded before mid- night Sunday. Last year's Christmas weekend toll of all accidents was 789 deaths- 535 of them in traffic. hovered over the home of Mrs. Garrett and her husband, Thomas, war in Korea" and (4) the sources of world contention lie where and in everything wherever LraiTtii duu uci uuoLx.u.1, wnere m everything wnerever an aircraft worker, she smiled fte aggressive actions" of the cold bravely Thursday night as she fjnd expression. her children good night. Before she j gtalin has on seyerai occasions and her husband started for Angel-1 ;D t responded to written us Hospital she told a few friends, j stions posed by u. S. newsmen "This was the best Christmas j almost mvariabiy he has ex- iver." I pressed a belief that a U. S.- She had determined long ago that j war js not inevitable and I a willingness to meet with the U. S. would' be a day of gaiety, with j her husband and sons, Thomas 7; Robert, 3; and Raleigh, 18 executive. Little New Hope xtuut-.-, Nor did there appear to be much months. Physicians told her when fc h from Western view- Kftrtnwa that" she monuis. uci g.om Western view- she became pregnant that she j t m stalin.s expressed willing- rnnld crolone her life by giving r (Continued on Page 3, Column 3.) STALIN Goodfellow List up the child. "Why, I feel that a baby has as much right to live as anyone she said "in making her de- cision. Colorado Town Coldest in U.S. DENVER (.0 Colorado and. Wyoming were the coldest states in the nation early today. Fraser, tiny Colorado commu- nity near the western top of the Continental Divide, reported 30 be- low zero, colder than anywhere else in the country. Big Piney, in Western Wyoming, [reported a minus 27 reading. 10.00 Previously listed Anon.............. Bill, Freddie, Mary Beth and Johnnie Burmeister Fountain City High School Carolers 19.00 Margaret B. Miller 5-00 A Friend from Gales- ville .A Friend 4 new dress. A turkey. Annette Christmas cookies. Box 193, Blair, Wit. package. Canadian Freighter Maplecove, her rudder damaged in a storm miles west of Seattle Dec. 18, bucks North Pacific waves battling toward home after completion of emergency re- pairs. The ship made most of the trip under her own power but was met by a.tug last night In tow, she was awaited at Vancouver, B. C. for a be-. .lated Christinas for her 62-man crew. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Europe Doubts Russ Will March in 1953 By RICHARD O'REGAN VIENNA Europe looked toward the new year and the East today with a general conviction that the Russians will hesitate to march in 1953 but will keep the cold war hot. Many European statesmen, led by England's history-wise Winston Churchill, believe the danger of a West Berlin Cop Killed by 3 Reds On Christmas Day BERLIN West Berlin po- liceman was shot to death in the .French sector of the city on Christ- mas Day. The French said three Russian soldiers were responsible and demanded their punishment. The Russians refused, saying the shooting stemmed from an attempt by West Berlin police to kidnap three Soviet border guards. I Herbert Bauer, was killed, i The French commandant in Ber- lin, Gen. Perre Carlot, said Bauer was slain by three Russian sol- diers who invaded the French sec- tor and also molested three West Berlin citizens who were returning from a neighborhood party that followed midnight church services. In a note Thursday night to Ser- gei .Dengin, the Soviet comman- dant, Carlot declared: "I demand that you take proper action against the Soviet soldiers responsible and I demand that your government make suitable compen- sation to the widow of the murder- ed West policeman." Today Dengin rejected the French protest as invalid and said: "A group of West Berlin police- men engaged in an armed foray against Soviet military personnel on the Soviet side of the border. First 15, and later 40 West Berlin policemen, tried to pull a Soviet military patrol into the area of the French sector. During this attempt to kidnap the Soviet military per- sonnel, the West Berlin police open- ed intensive fire." Dengin charged the incident was "clearly prepared in advance." He added "I protest decisively against this criminal provocation and categorically demand punish- ment for the guilty." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy and colder tonight and Saturday with a few snow flurries. Low to- night 0, high Saturday 18. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Thursday: Maximum, 29; minimum 7; noon, 20; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 22; minimum, 8; noon, 21; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) Max. temp. 24 at noon today, min. 6 at p. m. Thursday. Noon readings clouds overcast at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 9 miles per hour from west, barometer 29.99, 92 per cent. domination of all Europe. Against this, military men fear a recent speed-up in Russian and satellite military power. The gen- erals, led by U. .S. Gen. Matthew Ridgway, supreme Allied comman- der in Europe, caution that the Soviets may be approaching the strength they need to overrun the continent at the same time that Europe relaxes in over-confidence. That confidence is based upon the improved unity of the West- ern alliance. But crucial days lie ahead for the North Alantic com- munity. The Soviets seek to create new disagreements within the West. If unity is not preserved, fragile peace may crash into the abyss of atomic war. Look to Ike After a period of uncertainty about future American policy, Eu- rope now looks to'president-elect Eisenhower to provide new drive, inspiration and leadership in its troubled efforts to forge a unified defense community. There is much hope that defense will take a new spurt forward after Jan. 20, even though Eisenhower may demand Europe trim the fat to beef up its muscles. Statesmen and soldiers alike agree that, whatever else the year brings, it will see no let-up in Rus- sia's needling, probing and bully- ing. But they will have a hard task to keep alive any sense of urgency among masses of Europeans who, more and more, are reassured by Stalin's "peace" talk. Western intelligence, however, agrees the danger has by no means passed. Soviet military manpower and supplies are fast being in- creased behind the Elbe River. There are an estimated 189 Russian and satellite divisions in European Russia and her East European (Continued on Page 8, Column 4.) EUROPE Twin Cities Bus Fares Boosted ST. PAUL Ufi The Railroad and Warehouse Commission today allowed streetcar and bus fares in the Twin Cities to go up from the present straight 15 cents to 20 cents cash or six tokens for The order is effective Jan. 1. A 10-cent high school and grade school student fare was ordered continued. Commissioner Clifford C. Peter- son did not concur with the deci- sion. Ewald W. Lund and Paul A. Rasmussen, the other two com- missioners, agreed to the increase. It was the sixth increase granted since April 8, 1943, when the fare was 10 cents cash and tokens cost 7% cents each. The order referred to the in- creases as "temporary" and set Sept. 1, 1953, as the date for .a hearing oh the matter of revalua- tion of the transit firm's property and the fixing of a fare. 4 Americans Meet Death in Holiday Tragedy Plane Breaks Apart In.Blind Landing At Tehran Airport TEHRAN, Iran (fi An Iranian Airways plane crashed in a dense fog Thursday night a few miles from Tehran Airport, killing 23 persons, including four Americans. Oniy two passengers survived the Christmas night tragedy. The plane, inbound from Isfahan, 210 miles south of Tehran, circled for a landing. It bounced several hundred yards in an open field, then broke apart. There was a small fire that burned out quickly. Investigators believe the pilot mis- calculated the altitude in attempt- ing a blind landing. The dead Americans: Miss Cecile Ann Aedmoisy, 29, Point Four nurse stationed at Shiraz, daughter of Charles De- moisy, Ogden, Utah. M. Sgt, Thomas Rispoli of U. S. military mission, of Atlanta, Ga, He was stationed at Shiraz. James E. Blakemore, 38, Great Neck, Long Island, N. Y., a high school teacher making a study the Midd-le East on a Ford Founda- tion grant. (A J. E. Blakemore is listed at 28 Station Plaza, Great Neck.. The telephone there is tem- porarily disconnected.) Mrs. Arlene Blakemore, 37, wife of the-high school teacher. All the other passengers in C47 were Iranians. All memberf of the crew were killed. On Dec. 23, 1951, an Egyptian airliner smashed into the moun- tains north of Tehran .and killed Dr. Henry G. Bennett, director of the U. S. Point Four program, and 20 others, including seven addition- al Americans. That was the worst plane wreck in Iran's history. Thursday night's crash was only the second with fatalities in Iran- ian Airways' six years of opera- tion. Second Grandma Robber Sought Mrs. Ethel Arata LOS ANGELES may be another grandma bank bandit at large in the Los Angeles area. The distressing news that two grandmotherly women may have been holding up bank tellers here in recent months, developed Thurs- day when grandma No. 1, Mrs. Ethel Arata, 52, arrested Christ- mas Eve when she tried to rob a band in nearby Arcadia, could not be identified by one of the tellers. "She doesn't -seem to be the same woman who held me said Miss June North of the Union Bank k Trust Co., who was robbed of J2.600 by a gray haired pistol packing grandma Nov. 12. Mrs. Arata has steadfastly de- nied that she robbed the Union Bank. Police say she quickly ad- mitted that she stuck up branches of the California bank Oct. 17 and the Citizens National Bank, Nov. 26, getting a total of Mrs. Arata was seized by the Arcadia Bank manager, William J. Lloyd, after Teller Lorene Mc- Gchee refused demands to hand over cash.