Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Partly Cloudy Tonight, Saturday; No So Cold Want To Vote? Register Before February 27 VOLUME 52, NO. 5 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 22, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES usion State nmary Alfred Smith, right, looks ruefully at Patrolman William Hayes after Smith was captured emerging from an alley following a bank messenger robbery at Detroit, Mich. Two members of the bank robbery trio got away in a chase but Detective Sgt. Gerald Isaac said Smith was captured after pursuit by police and a bank messenger. Other men 'and money are still missing. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Eepublican-Herald.) MacArthur Denies Support (or Ike By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gen, Douglas MacArthur is on record today that he does not sup-1 port Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower "for political office." And, he said in a statement issued in New York last night, he has no "personal hatred of President Truman." 14 Atlantic Allies Approve Western Army Unanimous Vote Includes Place For German Soldiers LISBON, Portugal 14 Atlantic Allies formally endorsed today the creation of a European Defense Army including German soldiers. The vote was unanimous in a historic full dress North At- lantic council meeting. By this action the council voted to bring 12 divisions from the West German republic into a six nation army of two million men for de- fense of Western Europe against wssible Communist aggression. Now the six nations, France, jfermany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, can move swiftly toward signature, of a treaty paving the way for the army. Must Be Ratified TODAY "I have no personal feelings whatsoever with reference to he said. The statement followed publication by Newsweek magazine of an article that said MacArthur favored Ohio Sen. Robert A. Taft for the GOP presidential nomination but would support Harold E. Stas- sen or Eisenhower if either beats Taft. MacArthur said he has a warm personal feeling for Eisenhower, but: "I do not support his candidacy for political office as I have no slightest knowledge of his political beliefs or his views on many grave issues which now confront our na- tion." Want Ike Horns The New York Daily News said it learned on "unimpeachable au- thority" that Eisenhower backers had mapped out a new strategy to get their man home from Eur- Party Split Feared if Truman Runs By JOSEPH AND STEWART ALSOP Democratic party will be torn to pieces, if President Truman decides to run again. This conclusion is very clearly suggested by the nature of the strategy decided upon at a re- cent meeting in Washington, at- tended by such Southern leaders as Gov. James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, and Sens. Richard Rus- sell of Georgia and Harry Flood Byrd, of Virginia. Since this South- ern strategy may well determine the outcome of the election, it is worth reporting in some detail. First, it was decided that there will definitely be an independen Southern ticket, well-organized in advance, if Sen. Robert A. Taft is nominated by the Republicans anc President Truman is renominatet by the Democrats. The standard bearer of the Southern revolt has not yet been picked. Byrnes anc Byrd spent upwards of two hours trying to persuade Russell, one o: the most powerful and respectec men in the Senate, to take on the job. In the end, Russell refused and this refusal is believed final. Fear Unbeatable Split Byrnes has also signified his re- fusal, and so has Byrd, who must run again for the Senate this year. Accordingly, a number of other names, conspicuously including that of Gov. Alan Shivers of Texas, are being canvassed. Who- ever is finally chosen to head the Southern ticket in case of a Taft Truman race, the Southern leaders fully expect to capture at the very least seven or eight states for their ticket, instead of the four" taken by the Dixiecrats in 1948. The par- ticipation in the current move- ment of such top Southern lead- ers as Byrnes and Russell, who strayed away from the Dixiecrats, suggests that this is not an over- estimate. This is likely to mean, moreover, a permanent, almost unhealable, infinitely bitter split in the Demo- cratic party. Such a powerful Southern movement would also ob- viously immensely reduce Tru- man's chances of taking the clear majority of the electoral vote, re- quired by the Constitution. But here it should be noted that it ope the well July before convention: the Senate foreign relations eommit- tee to invite him to next Washington month to would not increase Taft's chances of taking the needed majority, since those Southern votes would go to a third candidate. Indeed, this Southern strategy foreshadows the Constitutional nightmare of the election being thrown into the House of Representatives. If the Democrats nominate Ste- venson, on the other hand, toe Southerners do not now plan to (Continued on Page 8 .Column 6} ALSOPS testify before Congress. The paper said its information Gen. MacArthur was that Sen. Lodge the general's campaign manager, would seek the invitation and pre- dicted "Democrats will not oppose it." This touched off another denial. Lodge said in Beverly, Mass., that he planned to make no such mo- tion, and "any report to the con- trary is complete fabrication." Sees Gain For Taft In Washington, Sen. Hendrickson (R-NJ) said he believes Taft is gaining and Eisenhower is "slip- ping" in the presidential race. He said Eisenhower's continued silence is'hurting the general's chances. Stassen, addressing the New York Republican Club in New York city, ripped into government cor- ruption, asked Congress to look into the source of Attorney Gen- eral McGrath's "accumulated and said he felt Taft had the "poorest chance" of all Repub- licans to win the nomination. Asked about Stassen's reference to unconfirmed rumors that Mc- Grath had become a millionaire while in public office, the attorney general said he "has no desire and there is no necessity to com- ment beyond thanking Candidate Stassen for the compliment." And former Rep. William C. tole, campaigning for Missouri's GOP nomination for Congress, pro- wsed a new investigation. If elected, he promised a GOP vomen's meeting at St. Joseph yes- erday, he wouldn't stop at just necking on grain and such short- ages. He would demand an investi- gation to see if any of the gold Ratification by the parliament of jach nation must take place be- ore the recruiting of Germans into the army can begin. Earlier today the United States greed in principle to give France n additional 570 million dollars in id to help fulfill her rearmament rogram. In French money this s 200 billion francs. The figure is not final but is the one tentatively agreed upon, said an authoritative American source He disclosed the decision just be- fore the full North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) council met to give its blessing to the Euro- pean army plan to bring 12 German divisions into a unified force. France, in turn, wiE raise an additional sum estimated -at 100 billion francs to close the gap be- tween what her rearmament plans will cost and what her inflation- stricken economy can afford. A spokesman said most of the new U. S. assistance will be in the form of procurement contracts out- side the United States, arms, con- tributions to the infrastructure (supporting network of air base; and communications) and similar measures. Need Mora Aid It will not be in the form o: direct dollar aid because tha would require special congressmen al authorization. French Premier Edgar Faure put in the request for additiona' aid in a conference with U. S. Secy two prominent Twin Cities law irms, said he would file suit in he high court Tuesday in an ef- ort to keep Eisenhower's namt from being placed on the ballot. If all current efforts to erase ames from the ballot succeed, the Republican ballot would carry nly the names of Stassen and Slet- edahl, and the Democratic ballot nly Sen. Humphrey's name. But there is even talk of a tax- payer's suit to void the entire pres- idential primary law. All the talk of court actions is creating an almost impossible sit- uation in the office of Secretary of State Mike Holm. Holm is charged fay law with getting ballots to coun- ty auditors not less than 15 days before the election. Arnold Gandrud, elections expert in Holm's office, says it takes from four days to a week to get the ballots printed. Strict compliance with the law would require that copy for the ballots go to the printer not later than next Tuesday the day after the final day for withdrawing. Ballots May Be Late But the secretary of state also is required to take notice of any court orders respecting the ballot, so printing will have to be held up to await decisions on any actions pending. "It may says Gandrud, "that it would be impossible to get ballots to county auditors until a day or so before election. In that case they'd probably have to hire cars to deliver the ballots to judges in the various voting precincts." The ballot printing job is com- plicated by the fact that a differ- ent ballot must be printed for each of the states nine congressional districts. Each ballot, in addition to the name of the presidential candidate, must carry the names of his district delegates as well as the state-wide at-large dele- gates. A At stake in the election are Min- nesota's 28 Republican 'national convention delegates and 26 Demo- cratic national convention gates. Two delegates from Three Children Die In Trailer Fire SALEM, Ohio Mrs. Dolores Flory-left her auto trailer-home 'or a few minutes yesterday after- loon to get some drinking water. Her 'three small children died is a fire before she returned. The flames, of unknown origin, rapped Danny Leroy, 5, Cherry Lynn, and Pamela Jean, four months. dele- each party will be elected from each con- gressional district. Republicans will name seven state-wide at-large delegates and Democrats five. Each party at its state convention will name three at-large delegates. Truman-Churchill Talk Matter Dropped WASHINGTON author of the House resolution demanding that President Truman supply de- tails on his private talks with Winston Churchill said Thursday he is ready to drop the matter. The President's statement that he entered into no commitments with Churchill to send U. S. troops abroad "is Rep. Ber- ry (R-SD) told a reporter. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Not quite so cold. Low tonight 8 above in city, 5 above in country; high Saturday afternoon 24. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 27; minimum, noon, 18; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at weather on Page 9.