Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Generally Fair, Continued Cold Tonight, Tuesday Read 'Hollywood' By Hedda Hopper Page 4 Today VOLUME 51, NO. 290 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENJNG, JANUARY SIXTEEN PAGES 17 Mi issin in Minnea Cry Hall, Theater Lost In DeaoVood, S.D., Fire DEADWOOD, S. D. Main street fire in this historic town today destroyed a half block of business buildings, including the city hall. Firemen estimated loss at One building destroyed was a four-story struc- ture. Business establishments in it included radio station KDSJ and the Thorpe Jewelry Manufacturing Company. The Deadwood Theater and the city fire de- partment were also destroyed. There were no reports of injuries, but oc- cupants of one building were removed by ladder. The Deadwood Theater, where the fire started, was built in 1905 on the site of a famous frontier opera house. Firemen said the blaze was controlled after six hours from spreading, but they were con- tinuing to fight flames in the burning structures. The fire, beginning at a.m. was spread quickly by high wind. Quarters housing the city's fire department were partially destroyed by the flames. The Ford garage was also partially destroyed. Deadwood, northern Black Hills town famed from pioneeriing mining days, has a population of slightly more than ________ 'Strong Man7 New Premier of Egypt CAIRO Egypt Farouk last night turned Mustapha El Nahas Pasha's government out of office and brought a veteran political "strong former Premier Aly Maher Pasha, back to power. The monarch said he made the shift to restore law and order to the riot-torn Nile kingdom's capital, but some Western observers saw it also as a step that might make things easier for a settlement of bitter dispute with Britain over defense of the Suez Canal and control of the Sudan. The new premier in a radio address to the nation pledged himself to fulfill the "independent unity of the Nile get the British to maintain "stability, security and peace." TODAY Big Issues May Be Forgotten ly JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON the Presi- dent decides to run again, one thing is clear. The great issues will fade into the background, while problems as the quality of the President's friends will occupy the foreground of the campaign. The new congressional session is in fact preparing a regular smorgas- bord table of executive malfeas- ance. Take, for example, the up-coming case of Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark, ex-patron of Theron Lamar Caudle, ex-oil lobbyist before the Texas legislature, and ex-Attorney General of the United States. In the early days of the Truman ad- ministration, Tom Clark and Post- master-General Robert Hannegan bad no closer businessman-friend than Jack Frye, then president of Trans-World Airlines. Frye was popular in Washington as a generous fellow with his priv- ate plane and a generous contri- butor to the Democratic party. Maher Pasha, 69, before World War II expressed pro-British sym- pathies, but during the war was interned at British insistence be- cause .he had talks with Bri- tain's Italian enemies. In recent months, however, his public state- ments have indicated he advocates a pro-Western policy. Farouk, in his letter dismissing Nahas Pasha and his Wafdist party regime, said Satin-day's orgy of rioting, killing, burning and pil- laging here "indicated the gov- ernment over which you preside has not been able to preserve peace and security." Western observers here antici- pated that the new government (Continued on Page 8, Column 4.) STRONG MAN StassentoRun in New Hampshire CHICAGO Harold E. Stas- sen. Republican candidate for his party's presidential nomination, affirmed today he will enter the 11 New Hampshire pri- far, the University of Pennsylvania president has an- nounced plans to get his name on preferential primary ballots in sev- en states. Besides New Hamp- shire, they are: Minnesota, Wis- consin, Nebraska, Illinois, Penn- sylvania and Ohio. Stassen said he may decide to enter other primary contests. "I feel a candidate should let March mary. Thus These traits failed to endear him, the people know where he stands; however, to TWA's chief stockhold- er, Howard Hughes, who decided, in 1946, that the company needed a new hand at the helm. But when Hughes moved to oust Frye, Clark and Hannegan hastened to his defense. Sought to Save Frye A great many million dollars of TWA notes were held by the Equit- able Life Insurance Company. Ac- cordingly, Clark and Hannegan in let the people decide, and cheer- fully accept the he said. "The Republican party should get closer to the people. One way to do this is to go into the primar- ies." on leave as Pennsyl- vania president since Dec. 27, says he'll wage extensive campaigns in primary contests. Tonight, he plans to address -a party dinner at Decatur, HI. dicated to the president of Equit-i, Tomorrow he said, he expects able, Thomas I. Parkinson, that firing Frye would be a grave error of business judgment. Much im- pressed, Parkinson hastened to pass on the Clark-Hannegan ad- vice to TWA director Noah Die- trich and TWA general counsel Pal- mer Bradley. The potential mean- ing, in terms of airmail contracts and decisions of the Civil' Aviation Board, was only too obvious. Yet Hughes defied the politicoes and ousted Frye. Almost at once, Frye was nam- ed president of General Aniline Corporation, a firm in the hands of the Alien Property Office, and thus under Attorney-General Clark's control. He holds this place still, and draws a salary of a (Continued on Page 5, Column 4) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and ly fair and continued rather cold tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight 8 below in city, 15 below in coun- try; high Tuesday 10. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: MaTTTnnm, 29; minimum 0; noon, 17; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 17; minimum, noon, precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at weather on Page 8. to Wisconsin primary in person at Madison. Stassen said he will have a full slate of 30 can- didates for the Wisconsin delega- tion to the July 7 national conven- tion. Hoover Lashes Europe Inertia In Aiding Self NEW YORK Wi "Dangerous overstraining" of American econo- my and continental Europe's "in- ertia" in rearming, Herbert Hoover says, make it advisable that Con- gress reconsider U. S. foreign poli-1 cies. The former President, calling for a study of al- ternative actions, proposes that' American ground _ forces eventually' b e withdrawn from Europe while this coun- try concentrates Herbert Hoover on air and sea power. He said an exception would be made for those IT; tect' American .air bases outside Atlantic pact nations. Mr. Hoover's appeal that Con- gress recalculate the "risk of war or economic degeneration" was made yesterday. He indicated that such a restudy of national policy would amount to the reopening of "the great de- bate" of a year ago in the light of events that have happened since. In December, 19SO, Mr. Hoover joined in that foreign policy de- bate in a speech in which he sum- moned Americans to defend the Western hemisphere as a "Gibral- tar" of freedom. Recommendations in yesterday's speech closely paralleled those Mr. Hoover made in late 1950. These, in essence, would leave European allies to concentrate on ground forces while the United States and Britain built air and sea striking power. The U. S. also would fore- go a large ground army so as not to risk endangering the national economy. The 77-year-old former President reviewed events of the past year in Europe and Asia. He was critical of United Nations policy in U.S. WARNS AGAINST NEW RED ATTACK Russia Hints at Future 'Events' In South Asia By STANLEY JOHNSON PARIS United States formally declared today that any future Communist aggression in Southeast Asia would be a matter for "most urgent and earnest con- sideration" by the United Nations. The declaration came during a speech by U. S. Delegate John Sherman Cooper calling on the U.N. political committee to con- demn alleged Soviet violation of Russia's 1945 treaty with Nation- alist China. Cooper called the committee's attention to implied threats against Southeast Asia made earlier at this assembly session by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei VisBinsky. The United States, Britain and France today formally announced that they would demand United Nations action in the event of Chin- ese Communist or Russian aggres- sion in Southeast Asia. Urgent and Earnest John Sherman Cooper of the U.S. said such aggression would be a matter for "most urgent and ear- nest consideration by the United Nations." Selwyn Lloyd of Britain immediately declared that his gov- ernment associated itself with this "important statement." Francis Lacoste of France said his country would demand imme- diate and effective intervention from the U.N. if the Chinese Reds moved against Indochina. _____________ spokesmen made their, declarations in the U.N. political committee during a debate on the question of condemn- ing Russia for allegedly violating her 1945 treaty with Nationalist China. Cooper said he had been instruct- ed by the U. S. government to "state clearly that any such Com- munist aggression in Southeast Asia would in the view of my gov- ernment be a matter of direct and grave concern which would require the most urgent and earnest con- sideration by the United Nations." The American spokesman said he was "sure that all of the peace- loving states represented here must (Continued on Page 8, Column 5) U. S. WARNS Minneapolis Firemen waited today for the ruins of the above three-story business and apartment building to cool before entering to look for the bodies of a mother and her four children feared trapped by an early morning blaze. Twelve other occupants of the building were unaccounted for but firemen believe they may have taken refuge with friends from the 15 below zero weather. The interior of the building collapsed. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Winchell Ordered To 'Drop Everything' For Month's Rest MIAMI BEACH, Fla. planned further tests today for Broadway Columnist Walter Win- chell, who said he has been ordered to "drop every- thing" for at least a month. Winchell an- nounced during his broadcast last' night that he had been ordered to rest and later said the decision followed an ex- amination by his physician and a heart specialist. Winchell said Winchell they told him his condition was "good" but if he didn't stop all activity he "might not be around to talk about it in another week or a month." He said he was told to take a complete rest. Mr. Winchell was heard locally Sunday night in his ABC broad- cast over KWNO AM and FM. Year's First Flood Sweeps Ohio Valley MARIETTA, 0. of persons in Ohio and West Vir- cntical ot united nations policy in i to higher ground today as floods caused by heavy rain- Korea and called for revision of f emt tho nMA ,nH nthpr streams nut of their banks. American relations to the U.N. charter. He noted that since his previous speech "the only substantial addi- tions to Western Europe ground armies" have been the divisions sent over by the United States. "Aside from American and British divisions, it would be dif- ficult to find 10 battle-worthy di- visions in the Western European army Mr. Hoover said. He said a "cause of western Eu- ropean inertia is its attitude as to the risk of Communist invasion." He added that in Europe there is "no such public alarm as has been fanned up in the United States." fall sent the Ohio River and other streams out of their banks. At least three persons were dead or missing. The high water also hit portions of western Pennsylvania and northern Kentucky. The turbulent Ohio struck hardest at Wheeling Island, a section of the city of Wheeling, W. Va., lying midway between the banks of the river. Partial evacuation of the island's population was under way. Most of the island's streets were impassable early today and if the river continues to rise as expected the entire island will be covered by water. At Powhatan Point, O., some 15 miles south of Wheeling, the tow- boat Chief Powhatan broke its moorings on the Ohio side, hit a pier at a railway bridge and sank. What Normally is a quiet, peaceful community known as Wonderland Addition, near Columbus, 0.. has been transformed almost overnight into shrimp beat territory by tie murky, resurgent waters of the Big Walnut creek. Scenes like this were com- monplace throughout central and southern Ohio today as rivers and streams surged out of their Wirephcto to The Bepublicaa-Herald.} 3 Perish in 6 Other Fatalities By THE ASSOCIATED PRiSS AtJeast nine persons, including three members of a farm family trapped in their blazing home, died violent deaths in Minnesota over the weekend. Mrs. Glenn Knapp, 24, and her two daughters, Delores Marie, four, and Marie Geneva, 10 months, of Markvilte, died when their farm borne burned Sunday despite Knapp's frantic rescue 'efforts. Knapp was burned on the face, arms and back when he rush- ed outside and threw snow and water on the roof of the home. The blaze, which started when a chimney overheated, got out of No one was aboard. The Powhatan Mining Co., which owned the boat, estimated the loss at The mass evacuation of Ohio river residents is only the begin- ning if the river's rise continues. It was expected to hit 12 feet above flood stage in at least a dozen ss -r jrar when high water covered nearby highways. control and Knapp was unable to rescue his family. Neighbors met Knapp, 30, stag- gering down the road in sub-zero cold, barefooted and dressed only in a pair of light overalls. Bodies Recovered Bodies of his wife and children were recovered in the basement, directly below their burned out bedroom. Markville is about 50 miles south of Duluth, on the Minnesota- Wisconsin border. Other weekend victims were: Raymond T. Hagen, 25, and James Campbell, 29, both of Aus- tin, who died when their light plane crashed near Spring Valley Saturday. The two had been fox hunting. It was believed engine failure caused the crash. Mrs. Beverly Locker. 24, Min- neapolis, who was killed early Sun- day when she was thrown from a car in which she was riding. Hit-Run Accident Wayne Leaf, 13, Grandy, who was killed Saturday night when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a hit-run driver near Cambridge. Wayne was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Leaf. He was thrown or dragged 100 feet from the spot where he was hit. James Samson, 15, Minneapolis, who according to the Hennepin county coroner's office, slipped on ice and fell in front of a car Sun- Segregation Decision Set Aside set aside, at least a lower court deci 40, Bovey, who j was fatally injured Saturday, night when the car in which he was Gov. Frank J. Lausehe has order- ed Ohio National Guard units to stand by on an emergency basis. mjies" southeast of Grand Rapids riding and another collided four The Red Cross at Washington sent cots, blankets and disaster experts. All along the Ohio river residents awaited word from Pittsburgh on what to expect At Pittsburgh, where the Allegheny and Mononga- hela rivers merge to form the Ohio, the Ohio crested at 29.7 feet early today, five feet-, above flood stage. River Receding The weather bureau at Pitts- on a secondary road. WASHINGTON Supreme Court today temporarily, sion upholding segregation of white and Negro school children in South Carolina. The by a special three-judge U.S. district court in Charleston, S. appealed directly to the high tribunal by lawyers for the National Associa- tion for the Advancement of Color- ed People By a 7-2 vote the Supreme Court vacated the decision on the ground that the special court bad not de- termined finally all the issues be- fore it. The special court in its decision last June 21, directed public school afficials to report back within six months on what they had done to supply equal facilities for white and Negro students. Supreme Court. Refuses To Review Coplon Case WASHINGTON Supreme Court today refused to review three appeals involving Judith Coplon, former government girl accused of plotting to spy for Russia. Sparta Boy Dies SPARTA, Wis. Sparta boy died last night of injuries suffered when a shed roof collapsed on him. John Waltematb, 8, was getting kindling when the roof col- lapsed from the weight of snow on it. Four Children, Mother Among Feared Victims 31 Others Driven From Building in 15 Below Weather MINNEAPOLIS Wl Seventeen persons remained missing today seven1 hours after flames roared through a three-story business and apartment building on the edge of the Minneapolis loop. Authorities expressed roost con- cern over 12 of these unaccount- ed for. The remaining five were believed safe. No bodies had been recovered at 11 a.m. today. The roof had col- lapsed over part of the building, hampering search efforts. Most fear was felt for five mem- bers of the William Lahti family, three members of the Francis Smith family, and four members of the George Carrions' family. In the first two cases, the hus- bands were accounted for, Lahti being one of the two injured per- sons and Smith away at work at the time of the fire. Feared dead were Mrs. Lahti and her four 9; Barton, 8; Avalon, 6, and Don- ald, 3. Firemen also expressed fear for Mrs. Smith and her two children- Francis Jr., six months, and Betty Jane, 2. The Carriens were miss- ing, too, along with their two chil- dren, Milton 16, and Arden, 17. 31 Escape in The other five missing person! were thought to have taken refugt with friends to escape 15 below zero weather. Thirty-one persons fled the build- ing at 69 Glenwopd Ave. Many were barefoot and in night clothes as they dashed into the bitter cold. Lahti, 39, was treated at Gen- eral Hospital for exposure and shock. Another occupant of the building, Hellmut W. Schoenfeldt, 44, was treated for burns about the face. Missing but believed safe were: Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Langer- mann and their 1-year-old daugh- ter, Sandra. The children of William Pipes, St. Louis Park Thomas, 5, and Helen, 3. The youngsters were staying with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Carriens. Dogs ArouM Sleepers Two dogs were heroes. One, owned by the Martin Sbellstroms, was killed when it turned back in a hallway where it had been running up and down smoke-filled balls, barking to arouse occupants. Schoenfeldt turned in the first alarm after being awakened by dog, Lady. Scboenfeldt left hij ground floor room, groped in the smoke to the telephone and turned in the first alarm. Schoenfeldt was badly burned. He was taken to General Hospital and later transferred to Fairview. Red Cross workers found Schoenfeldt's dog wandering in the smoke and rescued her. Children Awakened Mr. and Mrs. Shellstrora and their three children were awaken- ed in their second-story apartment by their dog, Flicka. The dog rac- ed along the second floor hallway, barking. As Shellstrom got his children to the doorway, the dog turned back and resumed barking. The animal never regained safety. The fire apparently started on the ground floor shortly after 4 a.m. Some occupants reported hear- ing minor explosions as they fled. Charles C. Weiss, (1200 Fremont Avenue N.) owner of the building, estimated the building's worth at between and He said the structure was about 50 years old. burgh said the river began to re- cede slowly after hitting the 29.7 mark at a. m., C.S.T. While damage was small in Pitts- burgh some western Pennsylvania towns reported a heavier toll. The Weather bureau said all streams in Pennsylvania should fall quickly today as lower tempera- tores prevaiL They credited a ser- ies of flood control dams and reser- voirs in western Pennsylvania with averting a more serious condition. From East Liverpool, O., 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, to Cincinnati, the Ohio seared or pass- ed flood stage early today. Known dead or missing: Jimmy Stolz. 43, Troy, O.; Fred Miller. 17, Covington, 0.; and Lynn McKinley, 43, Millwood, 0. Allies Planning What If Korean Truce Hope to Do Fails .By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER and ELTON C. FAY r WASHINGTON The United States and its Allies in begun exploring the question of what should be done in the event truce talks there collapse. It was emphasized that every- thing possible still will be done to help reach a satisfactory truce, and no unnecessary risks will be taken that might complicate nego- tiations. Hope of success is not dead. But reports that State Depart- ment officials, military leaders and Allied representatives have begun a serious policy survey of what action may be taken if peace talks fail represents recognition in inner councils here that prospects of an agreement are slackening somewhat. 4t .There was no clear indication of what line might be taken if truce talks failed, but these possibilities are reported under study: 1. The United Nations could in- crease military pressure on Korea to try to persuade the Bed com- mand to reach, an agreement This would be costly .to both tides, as both have strengthened their positions during the semi-armis- tice. 2. The U. N. could accept a with- ering-away of the; war. In such situation there would eventually be no fighting 'and no armistice, but also there would be no ex- change of prisoners. This irreduciable minimum of a truce arrangement as far as the U. N. is concerned, has been a major stumbling block to date. 3. Direct pressure could be put on Communist China by methods ranging from naval blockades to direct attack on Chinese bases or munitions centers. This would broaden the war, and is a step for which some no enthu- siasm. If a truce should be arranged, there is the problem of enforcing it.. One proposed plan punitive measures against Communist China herself in case of violations touched off a new debate in high strategy circles over the old question of the capability of air power. Tiie "Air Force and Navy art standing together, this time, against a school of Army thought which discounts the feasibility of punishing Bad China with air-sea attacks, it was learned today.