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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 16, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Showers and Warmer Tonight and Thursday VOLUME 52, NO. 127 Band Concert Tonight Lake Park SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 16, 1952 TWENTY PAGES Girl Killed in Fall Off Sugar Loaf TODAY Stevenson DraftMove Held Dead By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP CHICAGO The movement to draft Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illi- nois for the Democratic nomina- tion is now least for the first 'few ballots of the oncoming convention. As of today, in fact, Stevenson is being counted right out of the Democratic picture, even by National Committeeman Jacob Arvey, of Illinois, who took the leading part until recently in the powerful draft-Stevenson drive. The reason for this new develop- ment, which wiD sharply alter the whole pattern of the Democratic convention, is crudely practical. The able Arvey and quite a lot of other people went out on' a limb In 1948, urging Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower as the Democratic nominee. They were left naked as jaybirds when Eisenhower re- fused to run. Arvey does not want to go, through that experience again. Equally, the other draft-Steven- Bon Paul Dever, of Massachusetts, G. Mennen Wil- liams of Michigan, Paul Schricker of Indicna and Pennsylvania's leader David very clearly remember Arvey's mis- fortunes four years ago. They want no part of any such risks. Hence they all asked Stevenson to j commit himself in advance to ac- cepting the draft nomination. Many of them also asked wheth- er, if nominated, he would make a fighting campaign for the great majority of these Demo- crats now have the feeling Gen, Eisenhower can be beaten by a hjgrd fighter. Stevenson Firm Stevenson was under the most Dixie Cass, 6, Anoka, gets an individual view of the St. Peter Post color guard, all slicked up for the Minnesota American Le- gion's, annual full dress parade in St. Paul, where the state group is in convention. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Red China Accepts War Prisoner Co back-breaking pressure. .Immedi- ately after Gen. Eisenhower's nomination, Democrats from all over the country telephoned and pleaded with him. But with en- tire and irritating consistency, he stood on his previous position. The Illinois governor not only refused to give any commitment as to his response to a draft- nomination. He went further. He asked Arvey to persuade the Stev- enson-for-President Committee to give up its intended suite at the convention headquarters, the Con- rad Hilton Hotel. He brought the heaviest pressure to prevent either .the Illinois or the Indiana dele- gates from placing his name in nomination. He even indicated he was considering going to the ros- trum himself, to nominate his friend W. Averell Harriman. Meanwhile, because of Steveri- son's reluctance to run, and his failure to endorse a 100 per cent Fair Deal program, President Trtsman had also cooled toward cailed the Policy Committee mee the Stevenson draft idea. He after a brie{ negotiating se not against it, but he was not plug- By OLEN CLEMENTS TOKYO China' conditionally recognized the Geneva Con- vention banning-germ warfare and setting rules for treatment of war prisoners today. United Nations officials here and in Korea would make no official comment on the Red announcements, made in separate broadcasts. Observers speculated the state- ments possibly meant: 1. The Reds had found a way to break the stalemate in Korean ar- mistice talks over prisoner ex- change, 2. Or it was a continuation of Communist charges that the United States had employed germ war- fare in the Korean fighting. The U. S. repeatedly has denied the charges. Added significance was attached to the Peiping broadcasts since they quoted Foreign Minister Chou Important pronouncements by the Red radio frequently have been reserved for Chou. No Poison Gas One broadcast said Chou had been authorized to recognize the Geneva Protocol of June 17, 1925, and acceded to by Nationalist Chi- Sfeelworkers Ponder Future Of Long Strike By JOHN MOODY PITTSBURGH 170-mem- ber Wage-Policy Committee of the CIO United Steelworkers meets in Pittsburgh Monday to decide the union's future course in the 45-day- old stalemated strike that has idled 'A million American wage earners. USW President Philip Murray I A" the ging it. In the end, on the day after the Eisenhower triumph, the coalition of pro-Stevenson Democrats dissolved because Stevenson refused the desired comment. The Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania votes will now be judiciously scattered, while Govs. Williams and Dever will wait and see, as favorite sons. Situation Complex Obviously, this will create m Insanely complex situation in the Democratic convention. The deie- gates will be like iron filings, pulled in three different ways by three different magnets, none of which seems to be strong enough to attract the greater part of the heap. Anyone of the professed candi- dates will need a major break through to go over the top. De- spite his courageous fight, W. Averell Harriman has not yet got all out White House support, and without this he has a long way to go. So has Sen. Estes Kefauver. So has Sen. Richard Russell, who remains an especially sectional candidate despite his disclaimer. And Sen.'Kerr of Oklahoma has the longest way to go of all. If all these fail, the convention might turn to Vice President Al- ben BarkJey. But, partly because of Gen. Eisenhower's somewhat disappointing early performance as a campaigner, and partly be- cause of the bitter Republican split, the Democrats now think they can win. And this will make them reluctant to accept Barkley, whose age makes him look like a care- taker candidate. Who'll If Be? The odds are, certainly, that one of these men will somehow break through. If not, the convention will only be able to turn to Presi- dent Truman or Gov. Stevenson. Those close to the President say he wiD not consider a draft un- less every other possibility is total- Iv exhausted. That means, in turn, that a Stevenson draft will have to be tried first. employment. sion with the industry ended in deadlock yesterday. Murray and Joseph M. Larkin vice president of Bethlehem Ste Corp., issued a joint statement say ing both sides agree they can fin no common meeting ground on th controversial union shop issue There was no indication when an other meeting would be held. Eye White House Some observers said the nex move in the crippling strike i likely to come from the Whiti House. Presidential Assistant John R. Steelman spent a long time on the telephone talking to both union and industry to set up yesterday's session. At the conclusion of the meeting Murray and Larkin were told to stand by for further word from the White House but it didn't come immediately. The industry said the roadblock to a settlement "continues to be union insistence upon compulsory unionism." The industry said Its latest offer provided incrsaspd benefits which would total approximately 25 cents an hour for men now averaging about an hour. 'The proposal as defined by the industry calls for wage increases averaging 16 cents an hour, six paid holidays, improved vacations and increased shift differentials. The industry said the union is now insisting upon elimination from bargaining an agreement to permit new employes to withdraw from the union after a specified time. The union originally demanded a union shop, making it compul- sory for all employes to join the union. Some Contracts Signed However, contracts have been signed with several smaller com- panies calling for a modified union shop. This permits new to withdraw from the union be- tween the 20th and 30th day of use in war of poisonous gas and germ warfare. The radio said, however, that "all other contracting and acceding powers" must observe them re- ciprocally. The U. S. has not ratified the germ warfare provision and has Democrats Hear Biddle Defend Pact at Yalta No American Need Apologize, Committee told By NORMAN WALKER CHICAGO m Democratic plat form drafters heard a defense to day of their party's foreign policie from World War I to Korea. Francis Biddle, chairman of th Americans For Democratic Action delayed for the time being a promised civil rights fight .and tool ip the cudgels instead to reply t< Sepublican criticisms of the Yalta Big Three conference and th Truman administration's Far East era decisions. In a statement prepared for submission to a preliminary plat 'orm drafting committee the ADA spokesman declared: "No Ameri can need apologize for Yalta." "The blunt fact Biddle said 'that we would be extremely glad if we were living today in the world provided for by the Yalta agreements. In order to en- slave Eastern Europe and Man ehuria and China the Soviet Union had to break the Yalta agree ments." Answer to Republicans Actually, the platform adopted last week by the Republican Na- tional Convention did not single out the Yalta conferences attended by President Roosevelt, Prime Minis- ter Churchill and Premier Stalin. Instead it linked Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam together as "scenes of tragic blunders with others to follow." The fall of Nationalist China to the Communists was one of the the Republicans said came later. On that point, Biddle insisted "We could have averted the Com- munist triumph only in one way by the commitment of American troops in force no later than in 1947." He added: "I do not know one person who proposed in 1947 or in 1948 or 1949, or in 1952 for that matter that we should send an American army to the mainland of China. Such a course then or now would be.military madness." Biddle was one of a number of witnesses scheduled to appear be- fore the 21-member platform com- mittee at the start of 4Vz days of televised hearings. The smaller group will submit its recommenda- Sister injured In Tumble From Lower Ledge Brother, 6, Remains At Bottom of Hill; Had Been on Picnic The Broken Line Traces the fatal 40-foot fall of Doris Poorker from a ledge on Sugar Loaf rock Tuesday afternoon. The X at the foot of the rock formation designates the spot where the body was tions to a 108-member platform committee of the national commit- tee next Monday, opening day of the Democratic convention. The ADA describes itself as a liberal, anti-Communist organiza- tion which espouses the ideals of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Biddle announced yesterday he had called the ADA national board to meet here Saturday and Sunday in order to press for adoption of a strong civil rights plank. He said it should include demands for a compulsory fair employment practices law as well as anti- withstood efforts of Russia's Jacob I lynching and anti-poll tax laws. Malik in the United Nations to Hear Farm Bureau force the U. S. to sign. A second broadcast said Red China would recognize part of the Aug. 12, 1949, Geneva Convention dealing with the treatment of pris- oners of war. This also was signed by the Nationalists. As it did before a similar Re- publican group two weeks ago, the American Farm Bureau 'Federa- tion called upon the Democratic platform drafters to reverse the trend toward greater government activity. Wisconsin Corn Crop Advancing MILWAUKEE by howers and above-normal tem- peratures, Wisconsin's corn crop is more advanced for this time than in several previous years, according to the weekly crop- weather summary issued yester- day by the Federal Weather Bu- reau. Corn grew rapidly last week and the average height now ranges from waist-high to shoulder-high. Most early-planted fields have been laid by. Sweet corn is doing well, and both field and sweet corn are tasseling in many areas. Small grains are Hearing matur- ity and fields are rapidly turning color. Harvesting of winter wheat and rye is under way, and harvest- ing of a good oat crop will start in some areas by the end of this week, the bureau reports. The first hay crop is nearly all in, but delay in harvesting has prevented much of it from being top quality, according to the sum- Hal Mclntyre Files Bankruptcy Petition NEW YORK Mclntyre, j once among the nation's top band j leaders, says he owes more than and has only worth of assets in clothing and musical instruments. Mclntyre filed a voluntary bank- ruptcy petition in Federal Court yesterday. By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writtr A picnic outing on Sugar Loaf Hill ended in tragedy late Tuesday afternoon when a 12-year-old girl plunged 40 feet to her death at the base of the famous land- mark. Killed in the mishap was Doris Poorker, the daughter 'of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fenner, Sugar Loaf, who lost her footing as she climbed along the precipitous face of Sugar Loaf rock. Moments after she had witnessed her sister's fatal plunge, panic-stricken' 10- year-old Carol Poorker fell from a somewhat lower level on the rock and suffered leg and wrist injuries for which she is being treated at the Winona General Hospital. The girls' six-year-old brother, Laurence (Larry) third member of the picnic remained on the crest of the hill proper and did not attempt to climb the rock formation. Parents in Milaea The three children had remained home Tuesday after their par- ents, who have sold their property in Sugar Loaf and are making pre- parations to move to another lo- cality, took another son, Jerry, to. Milaea', Minn., -where he will re- side with relatives. Mr. and Mrs.. Fenner originally planned to stay overnight in Milaea and then re-, turn to Winona today and instruct- ed Doris to supervise the care of her younger sister and brother during their absence. According to Larry, the three children decided soon after their parents left home to spend the afternoon climbing hills in Sugar Loaf.' His parents previously had warn- ed the children, however, regard- ing the danger of playing in the i vicinity of Sugar Loaf rock, Larry RICHMOND, Va. Harry said. found. Just visible near the base the rock is the tree through .whose branches the child fell before striking the ground-. fRepublican-Herald photo) Sen. Byrd Wins Smashing Vote Forest Fire Out of Control F. Byrd, a bitter foe of New Deal- Fair Deal spending, won a smash-1 ing victory for re-nomination in Planned Picnic "Doris said we should have a "so we in the rough and tumble campaign was led his Oxford- educated opponent, Francis Pick- ens Miller, to on on the hill." The children apparently climbed along the bluffs near the home for some time and in mid-afternoon CUO lu Uli _ f the basis of returns from of' to a store in Sugar Loaf to the state's precincts. buv provisions for the picnic. The primary victory places the I The operator of the store said senator in a strong position at the I that the cmldren were there I Democratic State Convention in about 3 p.m. and purchased candy i Roanoke Thursday, when 28 dele- j and other items. gates will be named to the Demo-! Before the parents left on the WHITE SALMON, Wash. UP) "More than acres of timber- Washington by a forest craiic National Convention. Byrd is supporting Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia for the presidential nomination. During the campaign, most heat- ed in a generation in Virginia, contended that Byrd was mary. Second-growth fields are growing well. 58 JETS CROSS PACIFIC vp trol since Monday. _ Kobert A Taft of Bvrd made The fire, the first of major pro-1 much of statement be- portions in the Pacific Northwest fore the campaign started that on this year, is racing toward ad-1 cvery one of the ditional thousands of acres oj tim-j whic'h had confronted him Presi- ber. Winds an dent Truman had made the right decision. However, during the cam- paign Miller denied that he sup-' hour are pushing the blaze. Hi uccess By M1LO FARNETI TOKYO U.S. Thunderjets darted down onto Yokota Air Force base near Tokyo today, completing the biggest mass jet overwater flight in miles across the United States and the Pacific Ocean from Turner Air Force Base, Albany, Ga. Fifty-nine were due but one exploded yesterday over Iwo Jima, south of Japan, filling the pilot, Lt, Col, Elmer Da Rosa, Sacramento, Calif. Gen. Otto com- mander of the U.S. Far East Air Forces, met the- pilots and told them they will go to Korea occasionally for combat. He called the mass flight "one evidence of our beefing up in the Far East, a beefing up in all types of planes." Col. David Schilling, Kansas City, a pioneer jet ocean flier, led the flight of new model F-84G jets, first operational type equipped for aerial re- fuefing.. The planes from the 31st Fighter Escort Wing took off from Turner Air Base July 4 and made seven landings en route. They were reiueled in flight several times from B-29 Superfort tanker planes. "It is a significant achieve- Weyland said. "The flight proves tactical airplanes can be moved to any part of the world at the drop of a hat." Weyland told newsmen more Sabre only American fighter able to stand up to Communist on the way also, "but we don't want to be too specific." Reports from the United States indicate the Air Force is increasing its plane strength perhaps as much as 40 per cent to meet a potential drive by the Red air force of to planes. Gen. J. Lawton Collins, U. S. Army chief of staff touring the Far East, said in Tokyo yesterday the Reds are in for an even tougher pounding from the air if the war continues. Allied planes staged the two biggest raids of the war in the last three Pyongyang last week and against 13 North Korean hydroelectric installa- tions, including the great Suiho plant June 23. Weyland said the new Thun- derjets are reserve strength "in case anybody wants to start up anything bigger." He also showed no apparent con- cern over the reported Red jet fighter force. "The MIGs can't get deep down into South he said, "and on top of that, I don't think they want to." Weyland said the Thunder- jets will be assigned to the Japan defense force on 90 days temporary duty and will fly to Korea occasionally. Some of the SIst's pilots flew combat missions in Korea earlier in the war. The long flight demonstrated the Air Force now can fly fighter planes to the combat theater instead of sending them by ship, Normally, the tanker planes refueled the Thunderjets in 2Vi minutes. Schilling said his pilots had little trouble in spanning the Pacific. "You get kinda tense out in the middle of the Pacific, look- ing for the tanker he said. "Then we ran into goon- ey birds (albatross) at Midway and picked up some of them in our air scoops." Each plane flew with loaded machine guns and four extra gasoline tanks, two on the wings and two on the belly. The Thunderjets landed at Tra- vis Air Force Base near San Francisco, Hawaii, Midway, Wake, Eniwetok, Guam and Iwo Jima en route. The mile stretch between Travis and Hawaii set a new over- water jet flight record. Schilling, graying and 34 years old, is one of the Air Force's most decorated aces. He destroyed 34 German planes in World War II and led the first Air Force demonstration flight of 16 jets over the At- lantic in 1948. In 1950, Schilling flew the first non-stop jet fighter plane across the Atlantic. ported many of the Truman- backed measures in Congress. The lively three-month cam- paign brought out a record pri- mary vote. The Democratic nomination nor- mally means election in Virginia. Woman Swindled Out Of Funeral Fund MILWAUKEE 73-year-old woman tearfully told police yes- terday how she had been swindled out the she had saved over the years for her funeral ex- penses. Mrs. Emily story was a recounting" of the old "pigeon drop" dodge. She" said a woman ap- proached her and asked where she could deposit some money. While they talked, another woman came up and told of finding She offered part of it to Sirs. Plautz if the aged woman could put up to show "good faith." Mrs. Plautz drew the money from her bank, gave it to the women and was given a slip of paper which had the address of a room in an office building. She was to meet them there in 15 minutes to divide the And, of course, the office was empty. trip to northern -Minnesota, they set out food for the children and asked neighbors, Mr. and Mrs Er- ling Nelson, to assist the children if they needed any help during the parents' absence. After the accident, a lunch box and the remainder of the food the children had taken with them was found at the base of Sugar Loaf rock. It is believed that the youngsters ate their lunch before the two girls began to climb the rock. Boy Stays Behind "The girls ssid that they wanted to go up on the Larry re- lated, "but I didn't want to so they went up." Earlier in the afternoon, the chil- dren had been playing with the Nelson's small terrier dog, Lady, and he accompanied them to Sugar Loaf hill. "Doris and Carol said that they wanted Lady with them so they carried her up the rock, Lar- (Continued on Page 3, Column 5.) GIRL WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and warmer tonight. Thursday partly cloudy, warm'and humid with lo- cal thundershowers. Low tonight 65, high Thursday 88. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 84; minimum, 60; noon, 81; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. temp. 79 at a. m. today, 63 low at a. m. Noon south, southeast at 15 miles per visibility 15 miles, clouds two groups, broken, and feet. Humidity 72, barometer 29.84, steady. Additional Weather on 17. ;