Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy and Not So Cold Tonight And Friday Read 'Hollywood' By Hedda Hopper Page 9 Today VOLUME 51, NO. 287 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY TWENTY PAGES French Set to Some Relief Promised for Middle West Temperature Dips To 39 Below at Brainerd, Minn. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bone-chilling cold hit the Mid- west today as icy blasts from Can- ada and the Arctic region spread across the eastern half of the na- tion. The north central region was in a deep freeze. Temperatures plum- meted to more than 30 degrees be- low zero in some areas. There was a promise of some so cold tomorrow. The cold air extended south to northern Florida and eastward to the Atlantic seaboard. Readings are about 20 degrees lower com- pared to yesterday. It was 44 above in Jacksonville, Fla., and 39 in Mobile, Ala. The bitter cold covered Minne- sota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. It was -39 in Brainerd, -32 in Alex- andria, Minn., and near that mark in many other north central cities. In Rockford, 111., the early morning low was -6. It was zero in Chicago and 21 below in Minneapolis. Warming Up Today Temperatures remained below zero all day yesterday over most of the Dakotas, Montana, Minne- sota and northwestern Iowa and Wisconsin. But today's forecasts were some warming for the area by tomorrow. Snow flurries were reported over most of the Great Lakes region while light snow fell from the Da- kotas westward through northern Idaho. Rain and snow mixed was reported in southern Idaho, Wash- ington, Oregon and northern Cali- fornia. Several days at rain were forecast lor notbern California for at least several days. However, melting isn't expected to create much of a flood hazard since the downpours are not expected to melt much of the heavy snow pack In the Sierras. The blizzard which hit western and central New York state yes- terday was followed by colder weather. Temperatures dropped to below zero in some areas during the night. Two deaths were at- tributed to the storm. Strong Winds Strong winds whipped the falling snow and highways in some sec- tions were drifted. Driving was hazardous. The fall in the Roches- ter region was seven inches. Some schools in Genesee .county, near Rochester, were closed. More than three inches of new snow was swirled into drifts by winds Who's for You in (A series of background articles on the de- clared candidates for nomination to the Presi- dency.) Dwighf D. Eisenhower THE MAN "Will he or won't was the question that swept the nation. On Jan. 7, he finally answered. Gen. Eis- enhower said that he was a Republican and that if nominated, he would run for the Pres- idency. He added however that he would not actively campaign for the nomination, but gave a free hand to others to conduct a campaign for him. The 62-year-old general-of-the-A r m y's statement caused a turmoil in United States politics. It was an admitted set-back for the forces pushing Sen. Taft for the nomination, and it posed a difficult problem for the Dem- ocrats, struggling to shake- off charges of corruption in government. Eisenhower, who commanded the most massive invasion force in the history of man- kind, became a soldier by chance. After graduating from high school in Abi- lene, Kan., he took competitive examinations for both West Point and Annapolis. He finish- ed first in his Annapolis exam and second in the Army test, but he was past the age limit for the Naval academy. By a coincidence, the highest man on the Military academy list was unable to accept appointment, and as second highest, Eisenhower received it in- stead. At West Point he put in two seasons of football and was regarded as one of the most promising backs in the East until he broke a leg playing against Tufts college. Though he held the temporary rank of brigadier general, he was only a lieutenant colonel in the Regular Army at the time of Pearl Harbor. He was quickly advanced, however, after the entry of the United States into the war. Eisenhower headed the expeditionary force to North Africa in November of 1942. The Germans later admitted that-the invasion came as a complete surprise.' When President Roosevelt announced the selection of Eisenhower as Allied command- er in chief for the invasion forces in West- ern Europe, he said: "His performances in Africa, Sicily and Italy have been brilliant. He knows by prac- tical and successful experi- ence the way to co-ordi- nate air, sea and land power." His methods of obtain- ing unparalleled unity among the British, French, American, Canadian and other troops under his command were simple and direct. United States offi- cers who went out of their way to criticize the British just because they were Gen. Eisenhower British quickly disappear- ed from the Allied force organization. Brit- ish officers with similar failings lasted no longer. After the war's end in Europe, Eisenhow- er was hailed as a conquering hero in the capitols of the Allied nations. His welcome in New York was one of the greatest in the city's history. After his return to this country he was assigned as Army Chief of Staff, a job which he gave up in 1948 to assume the presidency of Columbia university. In late 1950 President Truman called on Eisenhower to take command of the mobili- zation of European defense against the pos- sibility of a Communist invasion of Western Europe. Ike now is pursuing that job at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe) in Paris. The Campaign As holders of public office over the past years, Stassen, Warren and Taft have had far more chance to make their opinions pub- lic on specific issues than has Eisenhower. The general has, however, in speeches de- livered while in the Army, and as president of Columbia, made his position generally clear on many of the issues that promise to be im- portant in the coming election. In the field of foreign affairs, Eisenhower is an outspoken opponent of isolationism. In a Kansas speech after the war he said: "This section of the country has been call- ed the heart of isolation. I do not believe it No intelligent man can be an isolationist, and there is no higher level of education any- where in the world than here in the Midwest Man (Continued on Page 6) Warn Bey Force Will Be Used to Restore Peace Ten Days of Rioting Takes Lives of 50 By CARTER L. DAVIDSON TUNIS, Tunisia French delivered a stern warning today to the Bey of Tunis demanding that he help restore order in this seeth- ing protectorate, where 10 days of rioting have claimed at least 50. lives. Jean de Hauteclocque, the French resident general, called on the Bey at his palace. The Bey was told that unless he takes steps to avoid further bloodshed, the French will be compelled to take evea stiffer military meas ures than are under way now. The French rushed heavy rein forcements of gendarmes and troops into trouble spots through- out Tunisia, where Arab National- ists are clamoring for more inde- pendence from France. Six French Killed The Bey, Sidi Mohamed al Amin, has been sympathetic to the Na- tionalist demands. Earlier in the week he had refused to see the resident- general, pleading illness. Official sources put the death toll in the more than a week of rioting at 44 Tunisians and six French killed. They said more than 150 Tunisians and 20 French were wounded. Unconfirmed reports said 20 more Tunisians had been killed late yesterday in continued riot- ing at Moknine, 120 miles south- east of Tunis. Three French po- lice were slain at Moknine. Tunisian sources claimed two French police were killed in Tunis this morning. This was denied by the French, who said one Arab was killed Mrs. Joseph Lorbieclci weeps as smoke rises from the ruins of the farmhouse where her four small children perished near Ringle, Wis. She told authorities she had gone to a grocery store and when she returned the house had burned to the ground. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) of 35 miles an hour, with gusts up to 50 m.p.h., in the Buffalo area. Syracuse also reported heavy snow. The the Dakotas and Minnesota earlier blizzard which hammered this week, took a toll of at least six lives. All main highways in Minnesota were open but crews still were on the job clearing the main roads in the Dakotas of the frozen and wind-packed drifts. Highway officials in South Da- kota reported that a V-type snow plow, followed by a rotary, re- quired 14 hours yesterday to clear a one-way path 35 miles west of Pierre on U. S. 14, the main east- west highway. Workers said drifts six to 15 feet deep with wind-hard- ened snow blocked in some spots as long as a quarter mile. Train service in the blizzard belt was nearly normal. Twelve-foot high waves from Lake Michigan splashed onto a stretch of Chicago's South Shore drive yesterday, trapping hun- dreds of cars. A stretch of the drive was closed until late last night Minneapolis Milk Firms Accused n Of Price Fixing ST. PAUL are for Feb. 11 for six Minneapolis milk firms, two unions and several individuals accused of milk price- fixing in indictments returned yes- terday by a federal grand jury. Those accused in the true bills were the Northland Milk and Ice Cream Co.; Norn's Creameries, Inc.; Ohleen Dairy Co.; Clover Leaf Creamery Co.; Franklin Co- operative Creamery Association; Superior Dairies, Inc.; Milk Driv- ers and Employees Union, Local 471; International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Ware- housemen and Helpers of Minneap- olis; Minneapolis Milk Dealers As- sociation; E. S. Elwell; George D. McClintock; George E. Hanson and Dewey Ewald, the latter four de- scribed as. company officials. Taft and Ike Battling for Western Vote DENVER Taft regulars am Eisenhower volunteers are fightin; the opening round of what prom ises to become a bitter battle fo the Republican presidential nom inating votes of the Rocky moun tain states. In what elsewhere has been re garded as an area likely to be fav orable to Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, rooters are steaming up a vigorous bid for convention sup- port for Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- hower in the mountain states. Six states, Colorado, Idaho, Mon- tana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyo- ming, will cast a total of 80 votes in the Chicago convention next July. While this is fewer than New York's 96, tie strategic impor- tance of having Western backing has not been lost upon any candi- date. In Colorado, typical of the moun- tain area, the Taft-Eisenhower bat- tie is likely to find veteran Sen. Eugene Millikin, chairman of the conference of all GOP senators, in the forefront for Taft and youthful Gov. Dan Thornton carrying the banner for Eisenhower. The Colorado situation is some- what duplicated elsewhere in the area-.Taft's supporters have a firm hand on the party machinery and the backing of most of the "pro- fessional" politicians. Eisenhower's backers claim to have over- whelming support within the rank and file of the party. Democrats in most of the area are sitting tight to see'what Pres ident Truman plans to do. If Mr. Thugs Didn't Get Money After All GLEN HAVEN, Wis. A lock (expert found intact Wednes- day when he opened battered safe in the local branch of the People's State Bank of Prairie du Chien. Burglars entered the branch of- fice over the weekend and took in silver from the vault They knocked the door handle off a small safe and smashed its com- bination-so bank officials weren't able to determine until today if the burglars had opened it. B Humphrey Sees Cut in Budget CHARLESTON, W. Va. Ufl-Sen. Humphrey predicted last night that President Truman's proposed budget would be cut 'two to three billion dollars, possi- bly by Congress. He said he believed such items as federal aid to education, ex- >anded public works projects and 'oreign aid would be reduced. The former Minneapolis mayor addressed a forum meeting here. Describing himself to a newsman as a "supporter of the administra- ion, and of the Democratic plat- orm in Humphrey said he jelieved several "controversial terns" in the billion budget rould lead to a considerable re- The foreign aid item amounts to bout 10 billion dollars, and Hum- hrey said, "I can't see Congress Navy Secretary Turns Voice on Harping Civilians MILWAUKEE W Secretary of Navy Dan A. Kimball, struck sharp- ly at inefficient government em- ployes and harping civilians last night and also said the Navy would i carry the war to the enemy if there is no truce in Korea. He delivered his strongly word- ed speech to a meeting of the lo- cal Navy League Council and the Milwaukee Exe- cutives Club after ._ laying aside his Dan A. Kimball prepared text. Referring to men in govern- ment, Kimball declared "if they don't deliver the goods, let them during the night. No NEW Outbreaks The French reported no new outbreaks since dawn. In apparent preparation for a get tough policy, isolated French colonists were moved from small communities to larger population centers. The French canceled a public funeral at Sousse for Col. Norbert Durand, French military com- mander of the Sousse area who was killed in the fighting there. Tense In Tunis, the atmosphere was tense. Arabs stoned a trolley. Most Arab shopkeepers clung to a gen- eral strike, called by nationalists immediately after the French bag- ged scores of their leaders Mon- day. Among those arrested was Habib Bourguiba, president of the party, which is leading the fight against the French. The nationalists say they want a constitutional monarchy with an all-Tunisian parliament and cab- inet, but are willing to leave for- eign affairs and defense in the hands of the French. The legislature now is only an advisory body, half French and half Tunisian. The population in- cludes three million Tunisians and 300 thousand foreigners half of the latter being French, A French resident general, presently Jean 4 Children Perish In Wisconsin Fire RINGLE, Wis. attempted today to piece together events leading up to the tragic farm home blaze Wednesday in which four small children lost their lives. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lorbiecki died as flames destroyed their three-room home near this village, about 18 miles southwest of Wausau. The.victims were James, 6; Robert, 2; Marsha, 1, and Linda, 2 months. Mrs. Lorbiecki, 26, told Undersheriff Myron Mueller she had walked to a grocery store at Pike Lake, about two miles away, and when she returned the farm house already get to out of office." oing that far.' He also forecast a "hot race" Truman runs, they will fall in line. Egyptians Blow Up Ammunition Dump CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian guerrillas blew up a British am- munition dump in the Suez Canal zone last night, destroying "some thousands" of rounds of 37-mm am- munition. A British spokesman said .there were no casualties resulting from the explosion. etween Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow- r and former Gov. Harold E. tassen in the Minnesota Republi- an presidential primary. Eisenhower, he said, "has been out in front in Minnesota public opinion polls." Humphrey has been entered as a Jfavorite son" candidate in the primary Minnesota Democratic race for president B R. M. Tobin, Diplomat And Financier, Dead SAN FRANCISCO W-Richard M. Tobin, _ whose 85 years brought iiim prominence in banking, diplo- macy, politics and the arts, died yesterday. He was president of the Hibernia Sank, with which he had been con- nected since he President Harding, appointed him Sinister to the Netherlands in 1923, a post he held six years. As for critical civilians, he said: 'If you're not willing to come down and show us how to do it better, don't sit at home and criti- cize." The Navy secretary did not men- tion any names. do not have a truce in Korea the Navy will car- ry the war to the Kimball warned. "We're not going to fight the next war in the United States. We're going to fight it somewhere else, and it'll be up to the Navy to take the Army, the Air Force and the Marines to their new posi- tions, and it'll be the Navy which supplies them with what they need to do their jobs." The Navy, said Kimball, will con- tinue to stand as the nation's strong right hand and "carry the fight to the enemy wherever there is deep water." de Hauteelocque, runs the country under direction of the French for- eign office. He has 11 department- al French and six Tunisians. Elizabeth JJ.f Residents Demand Air Safety Rules ELIZABETH, N. J. residents, furious over the two recent airliner disasters here, planned an "indignation meeting" for tonight to protest "their living in .fear of fiery death from the Illini Governor May Be Truman s Presidential Man NEW YORK New York Times said today that Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois shapes up as a leading Democratic presi- dential candidate in view of indi- cations that Pres- ident T ru m a n prefers not to run and seeks a suc- cessor who backs his own foreign policy. James Reston, in a dispatch from Washington, writes that the President "before deciding to with- draw from the race now is seri- ously surveying Gov. Stevenson WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy and not so cold tonight and Fri- day. Occasional light snow flur- ries. Low tonight five below, high Friday 20. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. -today: Maximum, 3; minimum, -20; noon, ,-7; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at skies.1 The meeting was called by City Council -President John C. Boyle one day after an American Air- lines plane plunged into a resi- dential area here, killing its 23 occupants and six others in their homes. Only 37 days prior to Tuesday's air tragedy, this city of was the scene of the crash of a Florida-bound, non-scheduled C-46 plane in which aboard perished. all 56 persons At tonight's scheduled meeting, the townspeople will "have an op- portunity to express openly their views about Newark Boyle said. The plane involved in Tuesday's crash was headed for Newark air- port from Buffalo, N. Y. The non- scheduled plane which crashed in flames Dec. 16 bad taken off from that same airport, which is just under three miles away. Boyle, who visited the grim crash scene yesterday, predicted that Elizabeth would become a "ghost city" if some action is not taken soon. the field of possible Democratic candidates and asked Gov. Stev- enson to call upon him Tuesday night with this in mind." Most Experienced Of all present potential Demo- cratic candidates, Reston said, "Stevenson is generally felt to have the most experience in the field of foreign affairs. "Moreover, he has won consid- erable confidence even among many Republicans for the inde- pendent position he'has taken in the conduct of affairs in the story added. Yesterday in Washington, how- ever, Stevenson told newsmen he is a candidate for re-election as nothing else." But he declined whether or not he would accept a presidential nomination if one was tendered to him. Stevenson's sweeping guberna- torial victory in 1948 marked him as the third Democratic governor to be elected in Hunois since the Civil War. Diplomatic Pojti He was a special assistant to the Secretary of War from 1S41 to 1944, and a special assistant to the Secretary of State in 1945. Also, he was an adviser to the U. S. delegation at the .San Fran- Cisco conference that drafted the charter of the United Nations in 1945. In the same year, he was prin- cipal U. S. representative bn the preparatory commission of the U.N. in London. "On several other the Times said, "Mr. Truman has sought'to bring Mr. Stevenson into the administration. "He offered him the ambassador- ships to both Argentina and Bra- zil, and at one time offered him the post of chairman of the Secur- ities and Exchange Commission." was burned to the ground. County Traffic Officer William Scheutt said Mrs. Lorhiecke had telephoned his department from Ringle, reporting the fire and re- questing help. According to earlier reports, ob- servers first thought Mrs. Lor- biecke was home with the chil- dren when the fire broke out near the chimney, she reportedly ran outsiae seeking help, and was pre- vented by flames from re-enter- ing. Later, however, she told sheriffs officers she had been away. The father is employed in Mil- waukee. Revenue Bureau Changes Win Congress Test WASHINGTON (f) President Truman's proposal to put tax col- lectors under Civil Service and re- organize the Bureau of Internal Revenue won its first test in Con- gress today. By a vote reported as unani- mous, the House expenditures committee rejected a resolution that would have disapproved the reorganization plan. The action is subject to a vote of the full House membership next week. The vote means the committee will recommend that the House allow the reorganization to go through. The plan was submitted to Con- gress under a general government reorganization law which provides that such plans become effective 60 days after their submission un- less the Senate or the House adopts, meantime, a resolution of disapproval. O'Hara Demands Clean-Up Around Camps in Japan WASHINGTON Rep. O'Hara (R-Minn) today asked the Department for an immediate in- vestigation of a report of mass prostitution near Army camps in Japan. In a letter to Secretary of De- fense Lovett, O'Hara said he had received a complaint from a con- stituent who enclosed a letter from a boy in the armed forces in Japan recounting conditions there. "I respectfully request that an investigation be made immediately and that I be advised whether or not those in authority in Japan are permitting vice conditions and racketeering to exist, as alleged in the O'Hara wrote Lovett O'Hara said that since charges were general he has asked for confirming statements with specifications of the charges. la the meantime, he said, a check should be made by the Defense Department. The letter from the boy in service in Japan said in part: "Conditions exist here in Japan that are a disgrace and a reproach to our armed forces and to the U.S. of America. "The lowest and vilest forms of vice and corruption abound mass prostitution rackets flourishing without the military police lifting a finger. These conditions could not exist with- out the sanction of the military police. "I reported this all to the provost marshal's office and was politely told nothing could be done about it. There is good reason thousands, perhaps I millions of dollars are going into the pockets of Japanese officials, merchants and men in the uniform of the United States. I "I urge you at home to bring this to the attention of those in authority at home. I can get signed statements from wit- nesses, if required." Gen. Hume, Army Surgeon, Dead WASHINGTON is Maj. Gen. Edgar ErsMne Hume, former chief surgeon of the Far East command, died today. Gen. Hume, 62, died at Walter Reed Hospital, the Army said. It did not say immediately what was the cause of death. 441 NWA Mechanics Our, Claim Illness ST. PAUL, Minn, Airlines said today 441 mechanics at its main overhaul base here failed to show up for work today, reporting they were sick. M. S. MacKay, executive vice president, said "We consider it an illegal actfx Northwest officials said the "sick- ness" cases constituted pressure, to force concessions in labor nego- tiations. Two Girls Dead In S.D. Storm BIT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The death toll rose to five today as South Dakota continued the tasfc of trying to free itself from the" season's worst blizzard. Two other persons were still missing and be- lieved dead: The latest victims of the storm were: Flora Judd, age 7, and her sis-i ter, Helen, age 8, both of near; Murdo. The frozen bodies of the two lit- tle girls were-found last night near a stalled jeep on a road near Murdo. They had been missing since they left their rural school- house Monday afternoon. The father of the .girls, Pete Judd, a Murdo rancher, 'and his Cecil, were rtffl this morning.- .Rescue (toy too were dead.