Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Generally Fair Tonight, Friday; Colder Tonight Want To Vote? Register Before February 27 VOLUME 52, NO. 4 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, 1952 TWENTY-TWO PAGES EVEN THE BLIND SHOULD KNOW: Ridgway Tells Why We're In Korea TOKYO Matthew B. Ridgway said tonight it is de- plorable that many Americans still ask "Why are we in The supreme Allied commander declared the pattern of Com- munist intentions is "now spread across the world where even the blind can. see." For his part, Ridgway said there can be no question of the "validity and purpose" of U. S. fighting in Korea "against that deliberately planned, unprovoked aggression." 5 "To have done he said, "would have been a repudiation of every principle we had previously professed." Ridgway spoke at the annual convention of the Far East de- partment of the Reserve Officers Association. He made no mention of the Korean armistice talks at Pan- munjom. The address was devoted largely to remarks on military reserve officers and George Washington, who was born 220 years ago tomorrow. Ridgway said the same situation exists today that Washington found in 1775 when he wrote that one of his hardest jobs was to induce people to believe there was "danger until the bayonet is pushed at their breasts." "Our Ridgway said, "still has today many people whose intelligence level offers no slightest excuse for a similar mental outlook on this problem. "With the pattern of Communist intentions now spread across the world where even the blind can see, neither the seeming insulation of distance, nor the native born of a-sheltered life, can plead the slightest excuse, nor abate one iota of our individual responsibility. "To do otherwise than oppose aggression in the future, within our capabilities, will be to acknowledge as sterile every sacrifice America has made since it obtained independence. "We have heard and we still hear at times, and I regret to say from Americans referring to Korea, 'Why are we I think the question discredits him who asks it." The general said he feels Americans seeking solutions to present day problems tend to "overlook the rich recordings of what our predecessors thought and did." "The lessons learned through Gr ral Washington along Schuylkill River at Valley Kidgway said, "have been taught again to us along the Shine, the Elbe, the Naktong the Han. "If the United Nations is to be effective; if collective is to triumph over group brutality; if we are to build indestructible-1- strength into a world union of free peoples; if the divine will made'" manifest in man is ultimately to dominate and control group- despotism; then we'd best read those lessons again and see that our generation and each succeeding generation learns learns and lives them. "Valley Forge remains a living symbol of the strivings ofi- men for freedom during that epochal period of history when by one people on both sides of the Atlantic rose against intolerable despotisms to begin a struggle for freedom which continues un-' abated. "Korea is but one more revelation of the continuance of tbat- struggle." Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding smile for photographers after their marriage in Caxton Registry Hall, London, this morn- ing. Wilding, also a film star, is 39. Wirephoto to- The Re- publican-Herald. Lively Mob Scene Taylor- Wilding Wedding Draws Crowd in London LONDON stars Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding were married shortly before noon today in the midst of a lively mob scene. The 19-year-old bride and her 39-year-old bridegroom, arriving separately, slipped almost unnoticed into the Caxton Registry Hall through a side door but a crowd of hundreds descended upon them as they emerged after the 10-minute civil ceremony. Elizabeth radiated happiness as she was jostled by hundreds oi persons in the corridors of the hall and in Caxton Street outside. Seemingly the cooler of the two, she recognized friends in the mill- ing crowd and shouted greetings to them. The Hollywood beauty wore a gray woolen frock with a notice- able flare, and a stiff, pleated or- gandy collar. There was a sin- gle strand of pearls around her neck. A white Juliette hat set far Like Truman Says Of Presidency By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON (ffl President Truman told a Masonic gathering today that he works all day and nearly all night as President, "but just between you and me and the gatepost, I like it." The President confided this at- titude in an off- the-cuff talk to grand masters of Masons attending a nation-wide con- ference. Cabinet mem- bers and White Mr. Truman King Blames Own Party in Tax Scandals Washington Protects Inept Personnel, Claim Mississippi Floods By GENE KRAMER SAN FRANCISCO King Congressional Subcommittee ended its San Francisco bearings with a blast at politically-appointed Inter- nal Revenue officials. It said rank and file employes "have done a good, honest job." t i A statement by Chairman Cecil StfvRepresentatives also (D-Calif) blamed the local tended the hotel breakfast at internal Revenue scandal on "in- ear Deer River which Truman defended his aides against the description of "Mis- TODAY Pressure On ike To Return back on her dark hair. Crowd Friendly The crowd was very friendly, but eager. Michael, wearing a dark sack By JOSEPH AND STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON The need for General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower to return to this coun- try and lead the fight for his can- didacy has now been accepted on the highest level of the Eisenhower movement. The leaders of the Eis- enhower Thomas E. Dewey of New York and Senators Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachu- setts. James Duff of Pennsylvania j their car. and Frank Carlson of Kansas, met The little office of Registrar in New York late last week and James D. Holliday was filled with suit, seemed to take fright at the size and enthusiasm of the crowd, but finally surged in to run interfer- ence for dainty Elizabeth. Other members of the wedding party, in- cluding British Producer Herbert Wilcox and his actress wife, Anna Neagle, were simply lost in the melee. It took many minutes for the couple to make their way from the first floor registry office through a corridor and down the steps to decided to appeal to the genera to come home. It is understood that the genera will be urged first to make a quic trip to this country while still i uniform, and second to doff h uniform and return as a candidal by May 1 at latest. Reasoning Obvious The reasoning behind the plan i obvious enough. The loose ends o NATO are anything but tied up yet the general's appearance America is needed now to keep th Eisenhower movement building This need can be met by an af pearance before Congress, whic the general will shortly be requir ed to make in any case. And be sides reportin" to Congress on hi progress in Europe, the genera can perhaps make a broade speech or statement in the coursi of his first return journey. After this, the general can tie up the loose ends in Paris, and ther come home for good, as an avowec candidate, ready to state his views on the issues and to give leader ship to his supporters, who are now weakened by their leaderless state Such is the program that will be put up to Gen. Eisenhower. The appeal that he abandon his former position and actively enter the lists as a candidate will be made in no spirit of discouragement. Indeed, the potentates of the Eisenhower movement who gathered in New York are prepared to assure the general of victory, if he will fight for it. At the same time, all of the (Continued on Page 7, Column 4) ALSOPS Fosston Approves New School Issue FOSSTON, Minn. W) Voters here yesterday approved a bond issue for a new elementary school. The vote was 651 in favor, 350 opposed. No date has been set for starting work on the building that will contain 12 classrooms, of- fices, kitchen and cafeteria. Foss- ton is 40 miles west of BemidjL flowers, many of them sent by Wilcox and Miss Neagle a few hours before the ceremony. Dozen View Ceremony Only about a dozen persons saw the ceremony, which was the sec- ond marriage for both Liz and Wilding. They included Wilcox, Miss Neagle, Wilding's parents, and his brother Alistair with his wife and four-year-old daughter. After their escape from the crowd, the couple headed off to a reception, with champagne fi- nanced by Wilcox. The place the reception was kept secret from the crowd. So was the time and place of their departure on a short honeymoon in France and Switzerland, a wed- ding trip from which Wilding must return to work by March 3. Radiophoto to Rescue The wedding climaxed a last- minute whirl of ring buying and arrangements which followed the young movie queen's arrival here "rom America by plane Tuesday night. The production of science had to bring Elizabeth's proof she was iroperly divorced from her firs msband, American Hotel Heir ''Jicky Hilton. Before her flying trip to London, Liz hastily stuffed "ler handbag with all the innumer- ble things women stuff handbags with, but she left out the divorce apers. The registrar at Ca.xton Hali- te man engaged to perform the ivil wedding and who also has to ee that everything is in order for legal proof f divorce must be shown. Then burst the dazzling thought The photographed apers went crackling across the tlantic and the registrar accept- d them as authentic. Both had to be divorced in or- er to marry. After Liz was freed om young Hilton, they still had wait for Wilding's British divorce become final. He was divorced ec. 18 fay Actress Kay Young, who larged him with, desertion since 945. They were married in 1937. been given them by his opponents, He noted that Lincoln, Jeffer- son, Cleveland and other Presi- dents underwent a lot of criticism and that it was some years after Cleveland left office that it was said of him "they loved him for the enemies he made." "I hope you love me for that same the President said. Truman did not identify the "they" in the remark about Cleve- land. At his news conference yester- day, the President declined com- ment once again on his political intentions. a difficult He has said he faces decision and hasn't made up his mind yet whether he will run again. Turning to the criticism of past Presidents, Truman said two New York Tribune and Chicago reference to Lincoln's Gettysburg address said "The President also spoke and made the usual ass of This, of course, was not true, Tru- man said. Free Rides Given i Churchill in U.1 by Laborites LONDON (Si Prime Ministe Churchill stoutly denies he di wrong by accepting free rides o steamships an trains during h: January visit 1 the United State and Canada. He said yester day in the Hous o f Commons "the gifts an services of th Cunard Company as well as thosi of the Unitei Churchill States and Cana dian railways, were not to minister, but to the British Con servative supporters backed him up with loud cheers. He was hitting back at opposi tion charges that he failed in his duty by "the acceptance of gifts xom commercial undertakings." Laborite Col. G. E., C. Wigg had said that Churchill should have declined free trips. If the com- panies wished "to relieve the British he added "there is nothing to prevent them making an anonymous contribution to the treasury." The value of the boat rides given Churchill and foreign secretary Anthony Eden was pounds The train trips con- siderably less. B WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Generally fair tonight and Friday. Colder to- night. Low tonight 6 above in city, near zero in country. High Friday competent" political appointees of King's own party "protected by an inept top administration in Wash- ington." It urged an end to political ap- pointments in the revenue service. Two Republican committee members who stayed for Wednes- day's windup of the 16-day hear- ings, Reps. Robert W. Kean (NJ) and John W. Byrnes con- curred in King's strongly-worded statement. The Congressmen are returning today to Washington, where closed hearings open next week as the first stage of a New York Internal Revenue inquiry. Truman Must Decide Soon on Vandenberg WASHINGTON President Truman must decide in the next two months whether he wants to reappoint the senior member of the strategy-making joint chiefs of elected President. Morse Fears Tart Will Ease Up on Aid to Europeans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two Republican senators today disagreed over whether Sen. Taft would carry out U. S. obligations in the European defense program staff, Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg. Vandenberg's four-year term as Air Force chief of staff, which also ._, _ makes him a member of JSC, ex- K Sf' Brewfef, aj pires on April 30, Sen. Morse supporting Gen. Dwigbt D. Eisenhower for nomination, said Taft "would defeat the foreign policy for Their Suspended statement said the San Francisco Internal Revenue office was "badly administered" prior to j cepting reappointment if offered Sept. 27, 1951. That day, James G. Smyth and five top as- sistants, all Democrats, were sus- pended on orders from Washing- ton. They later, were fired. "Control had fallen into the 24. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 jours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, minimum, 16; noon, 21; precipitation, 1 inch snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional on Page 3. I lands of a top echelon of political appointees whose chief failing was ieir gross the statement said. "Their second, and also serious ailing was a devotion to political nterests which transcended their oyalty to the revenue service and caused them to engage in petty and sometimes criminal manipula- tions. "In these, they were encourag- (Continued on Page II, Column 5) KING to him. Aside from the importance of hU position as commander of the Air Force and senior JCS mem- ber, is the fact he is only 53 years old and with only 29 years of serv- ice. That means he is not eligible for retirement on the basis of age or service. Guesses about who else might be chosen for the post included Gen. Curtis E. Lamay, commander of the strategic Air Force, and the vice chief of staff of USAF, Gen, Nathan F. Twining. The possibility was not ruled out that the President might recall to active duty, for appointment as air force chief of staff, Lt. Gen. James Doolittle. Dooiittle was a famous pilot of World War I and air gen- eral in World War II. Eiseower stands chaEenged the The "President had a noncommit- statement. He said the Ohio sena- tal answer when asked at a news conference yesterday whether he intended to rename Vandenberg. He said the question hadn't reach- ed him yet. Vandenberg would appear to have several sound reasons for ac- tor has "made it perfectly clear" that as President he would carry out U.S. commit ments under th North Atlanta Pact. Politicians are still trying to figure out if indicated by the Brewsfer year's first elec tions. In New York, the Democratic loser in Tuesday's first presiden- tial year congressional election blamed his loss on President Tru- man. City Councilman Hugh Quinn, defeated by Republican Robert Tripp Ross, said: "I lost out against the scandals in the national administration." Ross hammered away at taxes, crime, corruption and Communism Republicans hailed his vic- tory as a good omen for the No- vember election. In Louisiana, Robert Kennon, an anti-Truman man, was elected gov- ernor by a lopsided margin as the state rebelled against Gov. Earl Long. Long's hand-picked state law Long can- not succeed a poor second in Tuesday's Democratic primary which is equivalent to election in Louisiana. President Truman again side- stepped announcement of his own plans at a news conference yes- terday. Vinson Unwilling And a man many believed Trt man favored as his he doesn't run ported out of the picture. The Washington Post said Cbie Justice Fred M. Vinson will no permit himself to become a Demo cratic candidate even if drafted. Other political developments: Senator Estes Kefauver of Ten- c a m- paigning for the? Democratic nomi- nation, moves in- to Massachusetts today after a week-long tour of New Hampshire, Oren Long where he is entered in the nation's first presidential primary. PalofSufton In Holdup Caught NEW YORK held one of America's 10 most wanted crim- inals today and tagged him as an old prison pal of Bank Robber Willie Sutton and a cohort of Wil- lie in a stickup. Three detectives surprised tough, 45-year-old Thomas Kling as he walked oat of a Manhattan room- ing house bathroom clad in a robe yesterday. Quickly he reached for a pistol in his robe. The detectives subdued the short, tattooed desperado and led him to his room. There they found two more guns, 12 pairs of handcuffs and material for forging auto reg- istrations. They snapped a pair of his own manacles on him and took him j This area holds thousands of beav- er and muskrat houses. The ani- mals build their habitats close to the shores. "When the water rises, it buriei these houses and the animals drown. Those who escape to soHd ground freeze to death." Bob Greig, state game warden, has ordered a local trapper to trap out all of the threatened beaver while nearby farmers are contend- ing with flooded roads. La Freniere said present travel Rising Wafer Threatens to Maroon Farmers DEER RIVER, Minn. un- seasonable Mississippi river flood in this area is threatening to ma- roon farmers and to drown out thousands of valuable fart-bearing animals. A. L. La Freniere, editor of the Deer River News, said residents are planning formal protest to the- U. S. Corps of Engineers, in charge of the Upper Mississippi reservoir system. The affected area is eight to 15 miles south- west of here. Deer River is ten miles north- west of Grand Rapids in Itasca County. Blama Engineers Cause of the premature spring deluge is laid to alleged excessive discharge of water from the Win- nibigosbish and Leech Lake dams. La Freniere said engineer re- ports for Feb. 10 showed the Win- lie dam was discharging water at the rate of cubic fact per sec- ond and that at Leech Lake 887 cubic feet. He pointed out that the main Mississippi channel below these outlets is rated at a cubic lapaeity in normal times. But with he channel clogged with ice as at wesent, La Freniere said it is impossible to handle the cub- c feet per second of water being poured into it. Spreads Over Farmlands "This water has got to go some, La Freniere said. "So it spreading out over farmlands nd into Mud and Goose Lakes. away for questioning, Identified by 3 At a police lineup, three offi cials of the Manufacturers Tru Company pointed Kling out as on of five men who robbed their Sun nyside branch of in 1950. He was booked on charges of a sault and robbery in connectio with this stickup. He also wa charged with possessing pistols il egally. Sutton, who also was one o Redwood Fells, Minn., merchant, bothered "by dogs yelping because drifts barred their usual easy meanderings around town, solved the difficulty with a "dog crossing" one of the canines is shown using. Redwood Falls had 12 inches of snow Wednesday. Drifts were piled as high as six feet. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Ee- pufalican-Herald.) Kefauver yesterday unsuccess- fully sought to withdraw from the March 18 Minnesota primary. But the state law says a candidate, once entered, must sign an affi- davit that he' isn't a candidate for the presidency if he wishes to take his name off the ballot.. Ke- fauver's office said he obviously could not do that. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, often mentioned as'a GOP candidate, tried to get his name out of Penn- sylvania's primary but didn't go. about it right. .Officials informed- the general they could only accept formal a spokes- man for MacArthur said a proper form would be mailed immediately. he 10 most wanted criminals be- fore his capture in Brooklyn Mon day, already has been indicted the Sunnyside robbery. Police Commissioner George Monaghan said Sutton and Klin bad been in touch with each othe recently and were all set "to pii a real big bank job." Police theorized that the hand cuffs were to be used to bine bank employes. Record of 19 Arrests Monaghan said Kling had a record of 19 arrests, ranging from drunk and disorderly conduct to bank robbery. Kling was wanted in Trenton and Bayonne, N. J., and New York the commissioner said, besides be ing on the FBI's 10-most-wantex list for attempted armed robbery. The original police version ol Sutton's capture neglected to mention that 24-year-old Arnold Schuster had tipped police when ic recognized Willie on a subway rain from a "wanted" poster in s father's clothing store, Schuster said he followed Willie off the train and then tipped the )ffieers. Then he drifted away, le decided to sbow up, with a lawyer, after be thought about a eward. Monaghan promised to help him let it But, although it bad been report- ed that for Wil- e's capture; the police and the American Bankers Association said they didn't know anything bout it conditions are not too dire because the thin layer of water on roads freezes into a solid base. "But it will be difficult when warm weath- er he added. Cold Weather Engulfs Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sub-zero blasts hit the snow-coV- ered and storm-battered areas of the Midwest today as cold weather spread over wide parts of the mid- continent. The icy weather extended over Montana, the Dakotas and parts of Minnesota. The fresh blast of cold air pushed across the cen- ral Mississippi and Ohio riyer val- eys. Early morning readings in the sub-zero belt ranged from -10 it Havre, Mont., to -1 at RapH Citx, S. D. Winds had diminished and snow stopped over the Dakotas and Min- nesota, but highway travel in aany areas was slowed after three-day storm of snow. Vain and leet Light snow fell today from New- fork northward and westwadj irough the Great Lakes region, nth flurries over Wisconsin and orthern Illinois. Rain and snow lowers were reported in parts -of alifornia, Nevada and tain hit the central Atlantic coast area. Mild weather continued along the ulf Coast and in the Far South- est Readings were around sea? onal levels in other parts of ountry.