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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Some Rain or Snow On Thursday VOLUME 51, NO. 280 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 16, 1952 TWENTY PAGES Truman Asks 5 Billion Tax Lift Snowbound Passengers Rescued From Train The Crew of a Coast Guard helicopter check a map after land- ing at Colfax, Calif., from San Francisco. They carried food to passengers on the stranded City of San Francisco today. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Costello Jury Disagrees, New Trial Assured NEW YORK Frank first criminal convic- tion in 37 years reportedly blocked by a lone face a new trial for contempt of the U. S. Sen- ate crime committee. Unable to agree on even one of the 11 contempt charges against Costello, a federal court jury yes- terday gave up its efforts to reach a verdict after being out 23 hours and 20 minutes. Federal Judge Sylvester J. Ryan continued the defendant in bail and set Friday for a prelimin- ary hearing on a new trial. Costello, asked how he felt about the hung jury, told newsmen in his rasping voice "I feel all right. I have never been unhappy." He faced up to 11 years in prison and in fines if convicted on all the counts. No official poll of the jurors' votes was allowed by the court. But unofficial sources said that on some, but not all the the vote was 11-1 for conviction. The sources based their tally on inter- views with jurors and ballots re- trieved from the wastebasket in the jury room. Jurors appeared to avoid news- men after the trial, but a panel declined use of his "one man held out from the start." Costello, who will be 61 years old Jan. 26, was cited fo'r twice walking out on the crime commit- tee's hearings here last March and for refusing to answer certain questions about his finances and .political ties. The defense said his walkout came because the televised "hub- bub" of the committee hearings aggravated a case of laryngitis, and that the gambler's constitu- tional rights against self-incrimin- ation were violated by committee questions. Not a defense witness was called in the one-week trial, the govern- ment's fourth attempt in 25 years to put Costello behind bars on one charge or another. He was faced rum-running, stolen jewelry and tax charges. However, the only time he was convicted was in 1915 when New York state jailed him for 10 months for carrying a gun. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Thursday with moderate temperature except some rain or snow Thursday afternoon. Low to- night 26, high Thursday 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours 'ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 32; minimum, 24; noon, 34; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 15. Clear Road Ahead For Armed Services Increase in Pay WASHINGTON First bill passed by the House this year, an 832 million dollar servicemen's pay raise measure was before the Sen- ate Armed Services Committee to- day, with an apparently clear road ahead. It would give every member of the Armed Services, from the low- est private to the highest generals and admirals, a flat 10 per cent cost-of-living boost in present pay and allowances. It would apply also to retired personnel. The pay raises will range from monthly for a buck private to more than for top Put MacArthur Back in Charge, Sfassen Advises ST. PAUL, Minn. Harold Stassen said today he believes the Korean war could be ended if Gen- Douglas MacArthur were put back in charge. He was asked at a news confer- ence, shortly before he entered a slate of delegates pledged to him for the Minnesota presidential primary, whether he had a plan to end the war. he replied. "The first thing I would do is to put Gen. MacArthur back in charge. "One of the greatest mistakes this country ever made was the summary firing of that great gen- eral who had taken an almost im- possible assignment and moved it along to a favorable position. "I would put Gen. MacArthur back in charge and have him analyze what happened. I would have him meet with the President and the general staff and agree on what steps were to be taken. If Gen. MacArthur's advice had been followed at the end of World War n we would not be in the Korean war today." He explained that he believed Gen. MacArthur would not have been "soft" toward the Commu- nists. Capone Indicted On Tax Charge CHICAGO (fl Ralph (Bottles) Capone, brother of the late -gang- leader Scarface Al, was indicted'by a federal grand jury today on an income tax evasion charge. One of the first targets in the In- ternal Revenue department's 1951 crackdown against alleged racket- eers, Capone is accused of filing false statements in offering to set- tle an old income tax liability. COLFAX, Calif. finally were freed today from the snow-blocked streamline train which had held them in the high Sierra since Sunday, the state highway department said. The first of the 222 passengers were taken off the City of San Francisco by highway department crewmen, the division reported, and were walking to the highway. After being taken by auto to the several lodges along the snow- blocked road, they were to be as- sembled in a special rescue tram that had been held at Colfax for dispatching to the assembly area near the streamliner, a trip about 30. miles. Earlier a Coast Guard helicopter had lowered a physician, supplies, food and a portable radio trans- mitter to the stranded passengers. Food Dropped The Coast Guard said three bundles totaling 50 pounds, and 100 pounds of food were lowered to the luxury train City of San Fran- cisco, staUed in the snow drifts since Sunday. Dr. J. R. Ervin, Southern Paci- fic Railroad Co. physician, was low- ered in a special rescue harness. At Sacramento the highway de- partment said a rotary plow had cleared U. S. 40 from Emigrant Gap to a point near the stream- liner. Weather Moderate The weather was moderating, at least temporarily, and a Southern Pacific spokesman said all passen- gers will walk the half mile to the highway. From there they will be taken by automobile the 1% miles to the relief train, which will carry them the 83 miles to Sacramento. The Southern Pacific spokesman quoted Dr. Lawrence Nelson, of Truckee, Calif., who reached the train by dogsled, as reporting all passengers were able to walk to the highway. He said those- made reported at 27 to by gas fumes two days ago, had recovered. Train Turns Back The relief train, a Pullman-club car combination, has five or six doctors and several nurses, the S.P. said. Meanwhile, another train started again at daybreak from Norden, 15 miles uphill from the stream- liner. It turned back last night because of mechanical trouble. This train carried medical supplies, dogs and dog sleds. As rescuers worked through the night the marooned passengers huddled in the 20-degree chill of the Sierra Nevada win- ter. They were wrapped in blankets. Fuel oil for heat ran out Monday noon. Engine Buried Snow drifted high against the windows. Drifts buried the engine. Only four -had made it out from the train. They told a -story of cold and chill, and of heroic work by a doctor and five nurses aboard to defeat the deadly gas. They rode out on a snow tractor yesterday. The four, all servicemen, still were sleeping this morning at Ny- ack Lodge, five and a half miles downslope. Albert Led Couple Believed on Train ALBERT LEA, Minn, (ffl Mr. and Mrs. Herman Nelson, route'2, Albert Lea, are believed to be among the passengers on the stalled City of fan Francisco train The couple was en route, to El Cerito, Calif. Stassen Files Delegates for State Primary Promises 'All-Out' Drive to Capture GOP Nomination By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL E. Stas- sen today filed a slate of dele- gates pledged to him in his bid for the presidency of the United States. Vowing that he is in an "all-out drive" to capture the Republican nomination at the national conven- tion, Stassen appeared in Secre- tary of State Mike Holm's office to file the names of 25 delegates to be placed on the ballot for Min- nesota's March 18 primary elec- tion. The former governor also an- nounced that Gov. Anderson will be one of three delegates whose names he will submit to the state GOP convention in May as dele- gates at large on his slate. Best Wishes From Anderson Stassen, now on leave of absence as president of the University of Pennsylvania, disclosed the follow- ing wire he received from the gov- ernor, now on a Florida vacation: "Congratulations and b e s 11 wishes. I shall be happy to be counted among your supporters in line with action of the recent state j Republican convention. I shall be j pleased to have my name submit- ted to the'state meeting in May as delegate at large on your slate." Minnesota will have 28 delegates at the national GOP convention- seven at large' and two from each of the state's nine congressional districts, to be voted on in the primary election, and three to be named by the state convention. Names Filed by Stassen from the con- gressional districts were: First Merle S. Olson, Cannon Falls attorney, District GOP chair- man and past. Goodhue County chairman, and John A. Hartle, Ow- atonna, speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, and farm leader.- Second Edward D. McLean, Mankato attorney, second district GOP chairman, and former Blue Earth County chairman, and Mrs. Milton (Rose) Schonning, Farm- ington, Dakota County Republican chairwoman. MacKinnon, Long Lake attorney, former U. S. con- gressman, and former member of the Minnesota House, and Mrs. Russell Lund, Edina, GOP woman leader and member of the state central committee. E. Burger, St. Paul attorney, 1948 campaign manager for Stassen for Presi- dent, and vice chairman now of the Stassen-for-President Commit- tee, and Bernhard Le Vander, St. Paul attorney, former state chair- man of the GOP state central com- mittee and past chairman of the 19 states Midwest and Rocky Mountain Chairmen's Conference. Sen. Daniel S. Feidt, Minneapolis attorney, and mem- ber of the legislature since 1937, and Mrs. Stanley G. (Mattie) Pet- erson, Minneapolis, 13th ward Re- publican chairwoman, and past president of the GOP women's work shop. Erickson, Aitkin businessman, chairman of Aitkin County GOP committee, and Mrs. L. H. Strommen, St. Cloud house- {Continued on Page 15, Column 4) STASSEN Harold E. Stassen is shown above as he filed as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in the office of Minne- sota Secretary of State Mike Holm in St. Paul. Stassen submitted a slate of candidates for posts as national Republican conven- tion delegates. Left to right, above, Stassen, Holm and Arnold Gandrud, elections clerk. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) Fifteen-Foot in California's high Sieira near famed Donner Pass such as shown here', held fast the Southern Pacific Railroad's luxury streamliner City of San ;Francisco. The 226 aboard were rescued today. Republican Race St. I Wide Open SAN FRANCISCO Robert A. Taft of Ohio is a three-to-one, choice over Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower for the Republican presidential nomination among GOP national committee members willing to express an opinion. 0 An Associated Press poll of the 98 members who represent the 48 states disclosed: Of 43 willing to state how they stand, 31 favor Taft; nine support Eisenhower, two are for Gov. Earl Warren of California, and one backs Harold E. Stassen. Members are arriving for a national committee meeting begin- ning tomorrow. Western regional GOP officials planned to study their own problems today. A similar poll taken at a meeting in Washington a year ago gave Taft 29 votes; Eisenhower 12. 42 Unwilling to Vote Last year's roll gave Stassen four votes, Warren two and one each to the late Sen. Kenneth Heir Bom To Throne Of Wherry" of "Nebraska and Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. The current canvass reached 85 members. It showed that 42, or almost half are unwilling six CAIRO EHVPt Queen Narri- months before the GOP national manT te'enJS wife of convention to express an opimon. Egypt's King Farouk, gave birth Me today to a to the kingdom's throne. The at named Prince Ahmed Fouad after his grandfather, King Fouad I. Pal- ace sources who announced the birth said the queen and her baby both were "doing well." "King Farouk has three daugh- ters by his ten-year marriage to former Queen Farida, whom he divorced in, November, 1948. Un- der an Egyptian constitutional pro- vision, common to all Moslem countries, only males can succeed to the throne. Wed Commoner The king was married last May 6 to Narriman Sadefc, commoner .daughter of an Egyptian civil ser- vant. The queen celebrated her 18th birthday last October 31. Fa- rouk will be 32 on February 11. At the announcement of the royal birth, court and government offi- cials were summoned to Abdin roy- al palace to arrange for the for- mal proclamation of the event. On the occasion of the birth of a prince'to Egyptian kings, a 101-gun salvo is customary. Until the birth of the baby, the heir-presumptive to King Farouk's throne was his first cousin, 76- year-old Prince Mohammed Aly. Birth of the boy gives the king one of the greatest blessings that can come to a son. Fa- rida's failure to produce a male heir was commonly believed to be the reason for then- divorce. The communique announcing the divorce said it was "Allah's will" to divide the couple but said the royal cabinet was praying to Allah "to prepare for King Farouk what will make the country ap- parently an heir. Romance Common Knowledge The birth today put Farouk ahead of his former brother-in-law, 32-year-old Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran. The Shah's nine- year marriage to Farouk's sister has produced only a was dissolved at the time of Farouk's divorce. The Shah last February married Sor- aya Esfandiari. As yet, they have no children. Narriman's romance with Fa- rouk was common knowledge in Cairo as a case of a bride pur- loned from her fiance almost on her wedding day because her charms had smitten the king. Egyptian censors heavily pencil- ed all dispatches mentioning the royal romance and the story of the stolen bride could be told fully only persons who had left the coun- try. The 16-year-old girl was engaged to Zaki Hashem, handsome, Har- vard-c d u c a t e d economist on Egypt's staff at the United Na- tions. As they shopped for a ring, the king saw Narriman for the first time in a Cairo jewelry store, and fell hard. Forty of 56 members who ex- pressed an opinion, said they don't believe any candidate can attain on the first ballot the approxi- mately 600 votes needed for nomi- nation. I This seemed to indicate state! party leaders Taft does not have his claimed majority of strength among the convention voters and (2) There is not likely to be any Eisenhower sweep such as his rooters have been talking about. The poll seemed to indicate the GOP race strictly is between Taft Eisenhower Stassen WOULD BOOST SOME RATES, PLUG LEAKS Congressional Leaders Cool to Rate Increases By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON UP) President Truman called today for a 1952 tax increase approaching five bil- lion dollars by boosting "some" rates and plugging loopholes. But Mr. Truman dropped, for the present, his goal of a pay-as-we- go mobilization. And in seeking new revenue, which many congres- sional tax leaders say they will not vote, the President did not specify whether the burden should be added to business, income, ex- cise all three. His annual economic message to Congress forecast the "most dif- ficult" year of the armament build-up, large federal deficits, some civilian shortages but few hardships, and a "precarious" price problem. Mr, Truman fixed two major goals for this "year of First, a 5 per cent rise in na- tional output; second, one and a third million more men and women at work. Want-List Long His want-list of legislation was long. It began with a two-year extension of the defense produc- tion act; the repeal of "weaken- ing" price control amendments; improved farm price supports; stronger curbs on consumer and bank credit; and so on to a total of a dozen laws. But the shocker, as far as Con- gress was concerned, was the Pres- ident's calm demand for the rest of the "10 billion dollar or more" tax raise he requested last session which he got only about Sees 8 Billion Deficit Tax-writing leaders of both houses have stated publicly they will not increase rates in 1952, after piling 15 billions onto the country's tax bill in the last year and a half. Some repeated the declaration privately today. The loophole-stoppers the Presi- dent has mentioned would, in fact, provide two to three billion dol- lars in revenue, amounting to half or more of the new request. Mr. Truman, telling Congress he expects an 8 billion dollar deficit this fiscal year, ending June 30, and a "dangerously large deficit" of about 15 billion dollars in the following year, asked for both revenue-raising approaches to min- imize the red ink. Once the peak of military spend- ing is in fiscal 1954 __the federal revenues thus bol- stered would cover all federal costs, the President said, adding: "It is important that we return, as quickly as possible during the period of defense mobilization, to a current pay-as-we-go basis for government financing." The President may be more specific about his tax proposals in the budget message, due next (Continued on 2, Column 2) TRUMAN Taft Warren and Eisenhower. This has been re- flected similarly in previous polls, which included state chairmen and governors. In most cases, governors willing to express an opinion have indi- cated a decided preference for Ei- senhower. An Associated Press poll in No- vember of all three tional committee members, gover- nors and state a 42 to 25 margin for Taft over Eisenhower among those willing to vote. Taft. Leads in South The current poll showed Taft with committed strength in 22 states, including eight in the South. Eisenhower was publicly backed by members in only six states, includ- ing two from the South. States with members who favor Taft include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, .Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Caro- lina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin. Because there are two commit- tee members from each state, there were some duplications. Ei- senhower got public support from New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Virginia, Georgia and Kan- sas. Boggs Holds Slim Margin In Louisiana NEW ORLEANS WV- U. S. Rep. Hale Boggs of New Orleans backed by Sen. Russell Long, held a slim lead today in the race for gover- nor of Louisiana with Appeals Judge Robert Kennon of Minden whittling away at his margin. Former State District Judge Car- los Spaht of Baton Rouge, the hand picked candidate of Gov. Earl K. Long, was running third ii--the nine candidate field in yesterday's Dem- ocratic primary. Democratic nom- ination is equivalent to election in one party Louisiana. Tabulations of 790 of the state's precincts showed: Boggs Kennon Spaht Labor Boycott Against Briti PARIS announced to- day that if the U.S., France, the Netherlands or Norway should send warships into Egyptian torial waters in an effort to Jkeep the Suez Canal open, the Egyptians would consider it an act of aggres- sion. Britain has appealed to those four nations to join with her -in helping to keep traffic moving through the strategic waterway. ;