Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Generally Fair, Not Quite So Cold Tonight, Wednesday Read 'Hollywood' By Hedda Hopper Page 4 Today VOLUME 51, NO. 291 FIVE CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES Russians Charge U.S. Generals Lead Chinese in Burma By STANLEY JOHNSON PARIS charged today that two American generals are commanding a shock force of Chinese Nationalist troops poised in Burma for a strike against Communist China. Jacob Malik, Soviet .U.N. delegate, made the accusation after the United States formally denied it had aided the Chinese Nationalists in Burma and implied it would not do so in the future. Malik claimed seven American colonels and 27 American majors were also attached to Chinese Nationalist troops which took refuge in Burma after the fall of Chiang Kai-shek. The Russian delegate, speaking i 3-Way Race Indicated in New Hampshire Eisenhower, Taft And Stassen Slated To Battle for Votes before the.United Nations political committee, did not identify the generals and the other officers. U. S. Delegate John Sherman Cooper earlier had asked Malik if his previous charges of American interference in Southeast Asia meant the Soviet Union is actually planning aggression in that area herself. He denied, "categorical- ly and the Soviet charge that the U. S. is aiding the Chinese troops in Burma. Nationalist China's delegate, T. F. Tsiang, in turn denied that the Chinese troops in North Burma were supported from Formosa present seat of the Chiang govern ment, and said they were operat ing as independent raiders, "simi lar to Garibaldi." Claim Aid From U. S. Malik claimed that the Chinese troops in Burma were being sup- plied by parachute drops from U. S Constellation planes and said they are "girding for aggression under the leadership of American gener- als." He labeled the troops a "shock force, armed to the teeth, which at any moment can provoke ag- gression." The Soviet delegate was second- ed by Poland's Julius Katz-suchy, who. asked Cooper to confirm or deny each of Malik's charges and demanded to know whether the U. S., Britain and France have de- cided to bomb Communist bases in Manchuria and open full-scale war against the Chinese mainland. Burmese Delegate U Myint Thein told the committee yester- day his country-is facing (Nationalist Chinese) aggression" by these troops. He asked Cooper directly whether the U. S. would oppose this aggression just as the Ameri- can had said earlier yesterday it would resist Communist aggression in Southeast Asia. Burmese Assured Cooper said that, on direct in- structions from Washington, he could assure the Burmese delegate "aggression anywhere in-the world is a matter of grave concern to the United States." "My government does not view Aggression on any double stand-1 Cooper declared. The American representative pointed out that Myint Thein had told the committee yesterday Bur- ma was satisfied the U. S. was not involved with the Chinese National- ist force he reported in north Bur- ma. He then recalled that after this assurance, Soviet Delegate Jacob Malik had repeated his "false and baseless" charges. Cooper said he had been in- structed to "ask again if the Soviet Union is trying to build a case in advance" for Communist aggres- Camp sion in that area. iured Francis La Coste of France told i broken the committee and the Burmese' delegate that France would not support such a Chinese aggression as the Burmese said he feared. Nationalist China's U. N. dele- gate, Dr. T. F. Tsiang, told the committee bis government had no connection with the troops which he said were operating independ- ently in Burma. He angrily denounced the Bur- mese delegate for imitating the "terminology of the Soviet bloc" by referring to "Kuomintang ag- gression." U.N. Committee Condemns Russ PARIS almost half the member nations declining to vote, the United Nations po- litical committee today con- demned the Soviet Union as having failed to honor its 1945 treaty of friendship with the Chinese government of Gener- alissimo Chiang Kai-shek. Aly Mahcr Pasha, Egyptian "strong and his entire "independent" cabinet, have been sworn in by King Farouk, as rioting in Cairo subsided after bloody weekend demon- strations. He announced he is confident of achieving Egypt's "national including ous- ter of the British from the Suez Canal Zone and the Su- dan. 20 Freight Cars Derailed Near McCoy SPARTA, cars of train a Milwaukee road freight were derailed at p.m. Mon- day, about a half mile west of McCoy. No one was By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The possibility of a three-way Republican race loomed today in New Hampshire's March 11 presi- dential preference balloting, first in the nation this year. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower al- ready is qualified, backers say Sen. Robert E. Taft of Ohio will enter today and it was possible Harold E. Stassen would file by deadline tomorrow. The word on Taft came from Ted Johnson in Concord, head of New Hampshire's Bob Taft Club. Taft, stumping in Florida, had. no comment. But he spoke out, before lustily cheering crowds, on issues lik foreign policy and honesty in go' ernment. He talked at Tampa St. Petersburg and Orlando. Stassen in Illinois Stassen, on leave as president o the University of Pennsylvania opened his Illinois preferential pr mary campaign at a dinner in De catur last night. He discusse foreign policy, saying he disagree with both President Truman an Senator Taft. In Boston, meanwhile, a CIl union convention was due to vot today on a resolution questioning Gen. Eisenhower's right to labo support. The resolution declare "Eisenhower stands to the righ of Taft and possibly to the righ of Hoover on domestic issues." Sen. Lodge the gen eral's chief supporter, yesterday addressed the national convention the CIO Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Employes. Prior to the talk, Lodge described Eisen hower as "progressive-minded' and said a pamphlet was being prepared setting forth his views on domestic problems, foreign policy and labor. Praises MacArthur In Orlando, Sen. Taft said the Korean war was "useless" and 'undertaken by -mistake." He drew applause .from, crowd of when he said Gen. Douglas UacArthur "wanted to win the war and the administration did not want to do it." A statement by MacArthur, meanwhile, created ripples in Re- mblican congressional circles. HacArthuT said yesterday, in a etter asking that his name be withdrawn from the New Hamp- hire primary, that voters should ihoose a "civU" leader as presi- lent. Among Democrats, Sen. Byrd of 'irginia predicted the GOP nom- jiee would beat President Truman if he runs for re-election. Byrd, ong a critic of the President, has lined up with other southern Dem- ocrats who plan to back Sen. Rus- sell of Georgia for the Democra- tic presidential nomination. Jets Moved From Germany To France Damages Beloit Store BELOIT, Wis. (IK ten-below- zero weather, firemen fought for more than four hours to put out an early morning blaze in downtown stores on Beloit's main street. The fire broke out in the base- ment of Inman Company, an ap- pliance and radio store, and was first reported at a.m. Assist- ant Fire Chief W. Z. Mayo said the blaze was not brought under con- trol until about 4 o'clock, after it had roared through the Inman store and the adjoining Bredeson Brothers Office Supply firm. The fire was declared out at a.m. Three other stores in the 400 block of E. Grand Ave., suffered smoke and slight water damage. Mayo tentatively estimated the damage at He said the cause was unknown. A large crowd gathered despit the cold weather. Many watche from the lobby of Beloit's larges hotel, across the street. All thre Beloit fire companies were calle and aE off-duty firemen were sum moned to help. Military Budget Not As High As First Proposals NEW YORK proposed 51-billion-dollar military budget for the next fiscal year, Mobilization Chief Charles E. Wilson says, rep- resents a cut from an original sug- gestion of 85 billions. He adds that to compensate for the reduction, the government has decided to stretch its mobilization program "to four years or a little 'longer" instead of the planned three years. Wilson, in a speech last night to the Institute of Aeronaut i- cal Sciences, said some people ad- FIRE SWEEPS AVOCA; 10 BUSINESSES BURN A Grim-Faced Minneapolis the canvas-wrapped body of fireman carries a 3-year-old girl from the ruins of an apartment-business building razed by fire Monday. The bodies of 13 others were taken out this morning and Fire Chief Rey- nold Malmquist says he thinks four others re- ported missing will be found in the ice-coated ruins. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) I3 Bodies Dug Out of Ice-Coated Minneapolis Fire Ruins, 4 Missing MINNEAPOLIS axes to break apart the ice-caked debris, firemen today recovered 13 bodies from the ruins of the three-story business-apartment louse razed by fire at the edge of the Minneapolis loop Monday. Fire Chief Keynold Malmquist said his men expected to find the bodies of four others, missing and presumed dead in the tangled wreckage of bricks and wood. Braving 15-below-zero temperatures, firemen worked throughout the night in the glare of the blazing battery of floodlights. A wrecking crane with, its swinging bucket left front wheel on the first derailed car was believed to have caused the derailment of the 63, westbound. None of the cars were overturn- FRANKFURT, Germany (Si in-iMaj. Gen. Dean C. Strothers said today the U. S. 12th Air Force will transfer most of its tactical planes to France because German air- fields along the Iron Curtain "don't have enough elbow room." He disclosed the major shi ed and all remained coupled. The would take place as soon as ne undamaged part of the train con- tinued into Sparta while two wreck- 'one mighty but brief effort." But the cut of nearly 40 per cent military expenditures was de- :ided on when "it was realized that ae impact of such a program on civilian economy would be ter- Wilson said. President Truman has called for n total federal udget for the year starting next uly 1 an amount not quite as high as the military budget Wilson aid was proposed originally. Wilson said the slower mobiliza- ion was agreed upon after "lengthy nd detailed discussion by the hlgh- st military and civilian offi- MARIETTA, 0. crest of the flooding Ohio River moved i into southeastern Ohio today, but freezing temperatures kept the level military nseu bit below expectations. rom its present rate of Cold weather added further misery to the flood, which has already made persons homeless and caused nine deaths. Many persons who had planned to stay in upper floors of their homes were forced to evacuate for lack of heat. Water froze in gas pipes and basements. The cold snap covered roads with ice, but trans- portation already had been brought to a near standstill by the flood. Traffic Curtailed Freezing Weather Slows Ohio Flood 00 a month to a high of about during the first quarter f 1953. bases are completed for Amer can use in Northern France. ers were sent from La Crosse with i Forecasting that air reinforo work crews to repair about 900 feet of track which was torn up. The damage is expected to be repaired today. Trains are being rerouted over the Chicago North Western tracks. ments arriving in future from the United States "are going have to live in tent camps and mud for a the 43-year-ol Air Force commander appeals for public help in maintainin morale. Pictured are a few of the 20 cars of a Milwaukee Road freight which derailed a few hundred yards west of the Camp McCoy station Monday. No one was injured. According to men at the scene, a car wheel broke while the train was passing the station, heading west toward Sparta. (U.S. Army-photo.) Russia Protests New Middle-East Defense Setup LONDON Russia, protesting for the second time in two months against formation of a Middle East defense command, charged last night it is a western attempt at "encirclement" of the Soviet Union and her Communist Allies. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko summoned representatives of the United States, Britain, France and Tur- key, the four nations sponsoring the Middle East proposal, to the foreign office in Moscow at half hour intervals and handed them identical notes. As broadcast by Moscow radio, iie notes were similar to those Russia sent the same four powers on Nov. 24, charging the Middle East command was an aggressive jroposal. Replying on Dec. 19, the Western Powers and Turkey said the com- mand was being organized to pro- tect the independence and freedom of countries in that area and was entirely a regional defense alii- _T _. ance permitted by the United Na- at Huntington, W Va. and Porte An estimated workers couldn't get to their jobs. Produc- tion losses are expected to run into hundreds of thousands of dollars, although the plants themselves were not hard hit. Swollen waters stopp.ed most cross-country traffic in many sec- tions of the state. The Ohio high- way department said more than 100 roads were closed. Areas where the flood hit the worst were the area from Steuben- vilie; 0., south to Wellsburg, W. Va., where more than fled their homes; Wheeling, W. Va., where more were chased out and Marietta, 0., where another were being evacuated. The river crested yesterday a East Liverpool, 0., some 40 mile northwest of Pittsburgh, Pa., and 30 miles downstream at Steuben ville. The crest measured nearly 44 feet late yesterday at Bellaire O., across the river from Wheel Va.. another 30-odd miles down river. About 85 miles southeast at Mar ietta, a crest of a little more than 46 feet, 11 feet above flood stage, was expected Tuesday noon. Pomeroy and Middleport, O., lo- cated on the Giant Bend, expect- ed 54-55 feet by midnight. That would be about seven feet over flood stage. The river was expected to crest tions charter. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and ot quite so cold tonight. Wednes- ay generally fair with rising tem- erature. Low tonight 5 below in iry, 10 below in country; high Vednesday afternoon 22. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 4; minimum, oon, precipitation, none; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 13. mouth and' Ironton, by late Wednesday. Flood walls protect all three and only rural areas will be hit. Crest Cincinnati Cincinnati expected its 52-foot flood stage to be passed Wednes- day. The crest prediction of 61 to 62 feet for the Queen City means extensive evacuation on the river front. Army personnel, National Guard units, the Red Gross and other res- cue crews helped in the relief in the heavily-hit .-districts. At Steubenvilie, water was in the open hearth plant at Wheeling Steel, which employs about persons. Steubenvilie evacuees were planning to return to their homes late Wednesday and day to (tart cleaning up. Supersonic Planes Step-Up Predicted WASHINGTON Stepped-up gains in flying aircraft faster than sound are forecast by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronau- tics But the committee, in its annual report to Congress yesterday, add- ed: "Such gains are also attainable by a potential enemy." Initial fears of a "formidable barrier" to sound-velocity planes are being dispelled, the committee said, by research and experiment. worker seven hours toppling the fire-gutted walls before Malmquist would allow firemen to search the ruins. The first bodies taken out were those of a boy about 6 and a girl, 3. The little girl, found on the steel springs of a crib, clutched a doll so large firemen first thought they had found two bodies. Then came the pitiful remnants of a woman and a boy about 12. The American Red Cross, after repeated newspaper and radio ap- peals, listed as missing six adults, two teen-agers and nine young children. All were occupants of third floor quarters of the building at Glenwood Ave., two blocks northwest of the downtown busi- ness district. Malmquist explained combing of the wreckage would be a long an tedious job. At the rear of th apartment, the roof and both floor collapsed into an almost impen trable mass. Most of those liste as missing lived on the third floo, Loss In Village Near Worfhinglon Only 5 Business Places Remain Standing After Fire AVOCA, Minn, Flames that razed eight of ten business build- ings on Avoca's main street did an estimated quarter of a million dollars damage last night and early today. (Avoea is about 22 miles north of Worthington.) Firemen, handicapped by a lack of water in 24-below zero cold, were forced to bulldoze a small struc- ture out of the way to form a fire lane against the raging fire short- ly before 2 a.m. Destroyed were the Meinhart Hardware Store, the Kulseth Frozen Locker Plant, the Steak House, Avoca's largest eating place, a grocery store, Spalding's Cafe, a beer tavern, a department store and a cream station. Families Escape John Weber, editor of the Murray bounty Herald at Slayton, set the loss estimate. Slayton is six miles northwest of here. Four families iving in apartments on second 3oors of the business places es- caped safely. Weber reported the only business )Iaces left in the village of about 150 population were two filling sta- tions, a pool hall, grocery and municipal liquor store. Wafer Supply Fails When the Avoca water supply ailed, pumpers were driven onto he ice of Lake Avoca, about eet from-the fire. But they lacked orce to drive the water uphill in ufficient quantity to quell the flames. Tank trucks were then used to haul the lake water to the umpers. Apparatus was summoned from layton, Worthington, Westbroofc nd Fulda to aid the 30 volunteers t Avoca. Firemen also were ham- ered by a series of minor explo- ions, believed to have come from mmunition in the hardware store. 3 Children Die In Adams Fire rear. Standby hose lines, quellia small blazes as they sprang up ihe wreckage during the nigh complicated the search; The water roze about as soon as it hit. Arson squad investigators sai [Continued on Page 11, Column 6, FIRE Flams, and falling debra prevented Juremen from search- ing further for-additional, bodies in-.-the ruins Minneapolis building. (AJP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ADAMS, Wis. small children, asleep in their beds when their mother went shopping, per- ished Monday when the home was swept by fire during her absence. The dead were Laverne, three, Barbara, 2 years and Ronald, 1 year, children of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Paulick. A neighbor, Mrs. William Waite, discovered the fire. She attempted to enter the front door but was prevented by dense smoke which poured from the house. She smashed a window and saw flames shooting around a space heater in the living room, then ran home and summoned the fire depart- ment. Mrs. Paulicfc heard the fire sirens and asked the telephone op- erator the location of the fire. She rushed home to find the building in flames. Firemen found the body of the baby in his crib and the bodies of the other two children lying across another Bed. The bodies were re- covered about an hour after the blaze was discovered. Only the shell of the house remained after the fire was extinguished. Paulick, a railroad man, is em- ployed at Evanston, 111. Two other children, Margaret, 8, and Billy, were in school at the time of tha fire. Man, 11, Dies In House Fire SUPERIOR, Wis. mother escned her two small children but n aged man died early today in fire which gutted a two-story ome in, sub-zero temperatures.'' Victim of the blaze which de- troyed the interior of a two-fam- y dwelling in the swank Central ark section here at l.a.m. was 'red S. Stoner, 77, who lived alone n the first floor. Mrs. W. C. Fairbanks, awakened y the smell of smoke, carried er children-..to safety but was int >le to -save Stoner. The young- aged one and' three, suffer- ed no ill effects.