Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Continued Warm, Humid, Showers Possible Sunday VOLUME 52, NO. 95 Flash Gordon Moon Mullins Start Monday FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 7, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES Ike Backers Yell 'Steal' In Indiana Taft Takes All 32 Delegates on Rute Change, Complaint By JACK BELL INDIANAPOLIS (.fl-With Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's backers crying Indiana Republi- cans prepared today to complete a 32 vote delegation almost solidly backing Sen. Robert A. Taft for the GOP presidential nomination. Only formal ratification by a state convention was needed to elect 10 delegates-at-large com- mitted to Taft, Twenty listed by party leaders as Taft backers were chosen in district caucuses last night. Eisen- hower got one and another was regarded by both sides as neutral. This result, accomplished in what was called by Eisenhower's sup- porters a change of rules in the middle -of the game, brought threats of a contest at the GOP: national convention next month in Chicago. Texas Sfea! I Former Rep. Robert A. Grant, I state Eisenhower chairman, as-1 serted in a statement that he and i others aren't going to accept the result as final, "We have seen the Texas steal duplicated here in Indiana by a Taft-dominated machine which has thrown all caution to the Grant declared, "The del- egate slate, made by a group of power-hungry desperate men, does not represent the wishes of the Republicans of Indiana." maneuver appar- 5 I iver General Dwight D. Eisenhower, left, is greeted with a hand- shake by one of his strongest supporters, New York's Governor Thomas E. Dewey, on his arrival at La Guardia Field, New York, after a flight from Kansas. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) ently caught most of the Eisen- napping, party organ- ization leaders ruled that all del- egate candidates must file by a fixed deadline yesterday and "put up in fees. They said anyone Who didn't qualify couldn't run. At least one Eisenhower candi- date, publisher Eugene C. Pulliam of the Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis News, met the dead- line. So did William Hutcheson, for- j mer president of the AFL Brother- j hood Carpenters. He was re-1 garded as neutral by both sides. I Pulliam and Hutcheson were I elected unopposed as district del- egates, but only after a rebellion against them from within the ranks of some Eisenhower backers had been quelled. This hower campaign leaders instead, but they lost in an effort to get their names before the caucus. The other 30 candidates who filed were handpicksd jkeBackinN-y. for Rough, Tumble Battle for Delegates By ART EVERETT NEW YORK D. Eisenhower was back home in New York today, ready for the rough and tumble task of trying to win more Republican convention delegates. His first scheduled event is a news conference this morning Eisenhower flew to New York by plane last night after opening his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination with a speech and press conference at his hometown of Abilene, Kan. A wildly cheering crowd of 500 broke through police barricades at LaGuardia field to shake his hand and roar: "We like Ike." Another cheered him later when he came home to Columbia University j where he is president-on-leave. I Gov. Thomas E. claims New York's 96 delegate j votes for Eisenhower's cause I made last night's welcome the oc- Jcasion to refer to the retired gen- [eral as the future "President Ei- senhower." Rosy Prediction But Dewey's rosy prediction has to 'be backed 'up in the next few weeks with a lot of down to earth ike Says He Would Talk With Stalin NEW YORK ffl-Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said today he would i be willing to arrange a meeting Steel Talks Resumed at White House All Available Production May Go Into Weapons By JERRY T, BAULCH WASHINGTON House talks aimed at ending the six-day- old nationwide steel strike resume today for the third straight day, any progress concealed by tight- lipped silence of both management and the union. Neither side would comment af- ter five hours of negotiation yes- :erday. There was no official con- "irmation of reliable reports that the steel companies had offered, or were about to offer, each of the idled CIO steelworker package pay raise of 20 cent an hour. Meanwhile, the government pre pared to channel all availabl tee! into the manufacture of weap ns if the walkout continues. j Secretary of Defense Lovett tol [a news conference yesterday tha j in view of the "very grave situa the Defense Department i asking its weapons contractors to shift to non-struck plants for stee to turn out certain critical items He did not name the items bui said such action could take care of only a small fraction of the steel needed for weapons. Lovett also said the department was considering making direct con- tracts with these still-operating mills but he added this is "not a very promising field." Defense of ficials said about 27 plants are not struck, none of them major steel producers. In answer to a news conference question, Lovett said the Defense Department had considered but re- jected placing orders direct with .he idled steel companies to bring nto play a section of the Selec- :ive Service Act which could per- mit government seizure of plants f the orders remained unfilled. Lovett commented that studies under way for weeks on the sub- ject showed prospects of obtaining steel by this method were "not very hopeful." The National Production Author- ity meanwhile, drafted the order that would restrict steel deliver- ies from the still-operating mills to weapons contracts. Actual issu- ance of the order was expected to be held up at least until Sunday Crumpled Wreckage of an automobile that car- ried five persons to their deaths on a grade cross- ing near Elk River, Minn., last night, lies beside the railroad right-of-way. The car was struck by a Northern Pacific passenger train bound for the West Coast. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Truman Denies Air Force Outclassed in Korea War group wanted two Eisen- campaigning among unpledged del- __ ,___, egates if Eisenhower is to win the nomination in Chicago. j For the next week, Eisenhower! with GOP ul, ot Ullul Jlmuay with Premier Stalin in interest of view of reports of progress be- peace. But, he declared he believes j in% macle in the White House talks. the differences between the East j official said and West are not negotiable at this j to keep out of the dispute person- time. Asked if hc replied" Soviet ally while the negotiations con tinue, The official told a reporter the President was having studies made forces, including the 10 to be finally elected today. With some changes in personnel, the Taft forces won without opposition 20 of the 22 district places filled last night. Caucus Meetings Grant charged that the Taft or- ganization had changed the rules in the middle of the game, since he said candidates never before had been required to pay fees and file in advance of caucus meet- ings. He accused Cale J. Holder, state Republican chairman, of hav- ing "deliberately prevented" at least one Eisenhower delegate can- didate from filing. The Taft group was so powerful it dumped overboard Rep. Charles Halleck, the state's oldest con gressman in point of service and its 1948 "favorite son" candidate Halleck swung the state delegation to Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York in 1948. Halleck told a reporter he had tried to file and pay his fees before the time deadline, but had found the door locked in the office of State Chairman Holder. Although other Eisenhower backers did not challenge the claim of the Taft forces to 30 del- egates, Grant said he believed a third of the delegation will swing to Eisenhower at the Chicago con- vention. The group apparently will go to Chicago officially unpledged. jEastern and'SouthernTtates the problem. If I be. Observers looked to K'aSM, te'ret Pea" strength in that Democratic stronghold. Also of significance is his Mon- day conference with Gov. John S. Fine of Pennsylvania, who report- edly controls 32 delegate votes WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday with the possibility of a few afternoon or evening showers Sunday. Contin- ued rather warm and humid. Low tonight 69. High Sunday 92. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 95; minimum, 66; noon, 91; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additonal weather on Page 12. portant bloc. Pennsylvania's 70- member delegation is unpledged thus far, a prime target for GOP hopefuls. Next weekend Eisenhower goes to Detroit for a speech. Later he's off for Denver, where he'll have a chance to confer with Western delegates. It was the hottest night of the year, with temperatures in the 80s, as Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie landed at LaGuardia last night in his chartered DC6. Good Natured Crowd The good natured, noisy crowd surged past police to try to shake Eisenhower's hand. The general "I'd go anywhere and do any- thing to promote he told a news conference at the Hotel Commodore. Asked if he thought the differ- ences between the Soviet Union and the United States could be re- conciled, he replied he did not believe they were "negotiable" so long as the Soviets suppressed free government. He said there is a "direct clash" between the ideologies of East and West. back from a tear gas union discussions become dead- locked. The steel strike reopened last Monday, minutes after the Su- preme court declared government seizure of the steel mills uncon- stitutional, r The steelworkers have been de-1 manding a package wage deal of tlons 8uards had to use tear gas 26 cents an hour for each worker since last Wednesday, by British Turn Tear Gas on Unruly POWs By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN KOJE ISLAND, Korea Brit- Warns Nation Still in Danger From Russians, By ERNEST B. VACCARO SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Presi- dent Truman declared today the United States Air Force in Korea "can bomb the enemy at will, al- most anywhere in his territory." He coupled this obvious reply to Sen. Robert A. Taft and other crit- ics of administration air policy _________ ___ i.-: ish infantrymen drove Communist i ?E Declaration that "short- 1 sighted politicians are "playing with fire" by slashing defense" ap- propriations while Russia may be plotting "new Koreas in other parts of the prisoners of war barbed wire fence today. It was the first time United Na- Russians Take Bite Out of French Sector BERLIN The Communists made another territorial grab on the fringes of Berlin today, this ____ time biting into the French sector, the wreckage area. Red people's police occupied the Frohnau estate, a big farm whose acreage lies 60 per cent in the French sector but whose buildings are in the Soviet occupation zone. Whole Family Dies When Car Is Ripped Apart Youth Going Home From Graduation, Minister Victims ELK RIVER, Minn. pas- senger train smashed broadside in- :o a car at a crossing here shortly before last midnight, killing five persons. The victims were a youth who had graduated only a few hours :arlier from his high school, his minister father, and his mother, ister and boyhood chum. Dr. Gordon Tesch, Sherburne :ounty coroner, identified the dead ,s: The Rev. Edward A. Dicke, 5, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Dhurch, Long Prairie, Minn., and is wife, also 55. Their son, Martin, 18, who was raduated last night from Concor- ia College High School, St. Paul. Their daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Uinke, about 28, wife of a eon- juction worker at Princeton, linn. Edwin K. KroU, 18, son of Mr. nd Mrs. William. Kroll, farmeri ving near Long Prairie. No Opportunity The engineer of the westbound orthern Pacific Flyer told Sher- urne County authorities he had o opportunity to stop the train, j The engineer said the train was moving at about 30 miles an hour at the time, and he did not see tha car until a split second before tht train hit it. Ralph Williams, Elk River, was only a few feet from the crossing in downtown Elk River at the time of the accident. :'The car drove out on the cross- ing while the warning bells Williams said. "The car hesitated .for a second on tht tracks, then it looked like the driv- er tried to speed up to get off tht tracks. "But the train hit the car with an awful crash, like an explosion. didn't hear any screams." Charles M. Nelson, deputy Sher- burne County sheriff, saw the ac- cident from nearby hotel win- dow. "Going to Get Hit" "The bells and flashing light ignals were working at the kelson said, "I turned to my wife o say There's a car that's going to get But finished, the train smashed into' the car." The club coupe was rammed in- o one of the railroad signal posts, "he post and its concrete base 'ere flipped into the wrecked car. 'wo of the victims were carried bout 100 feet down the tracks nd hurled against a feed eleva- or. Church candles, the pages of a ible, and graduation congratula- on cards were scattered about deal, which the union called to- tally unacceptable. The average wage for the industry is just un der an hour, including over flashed his grin and waved straw hat for his admirers. He was driven in a 19-car cade to his home on the Columbia campus, from where he set out 18 months ago to assume command of North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- tion forces in Europe. About persons cheered him at his Morningside Heights resi- dence, moving Eisenhower to say: "No matter what the future may iring in a personal or official way, they can never rob us of Then he turned in for the night to renewed chants of "I like Ike." "I wish I could Eisen- hower told his admirers before he went inside. "I'd sing you a song." Senate Trademark Dies WASHINGTON John C. Crockett, the reading clerk whose swallow-tail coat and booming voice were a Senate trademark for 40 years, is dead. Francis Cardinal right, received a fond from Pope Pius, XII at the Vatican today as the titular head of the Roman Catholic Church granted a special audience to nearly 600 Americans. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) f when POWs refused to retre from the vicinity of engineers di ging for a suspected prisoner e cape tunnel. No one was reported hurt in th prison pen housing North K( rean officers and 650 non-commi: sioned officers. It was in this same compoun only a few minutes earlier tha prisoners had raised five Commu nist signs but had taken then- down when given an ultimatum. Mechanical drills failed to un cover any tunnels but the searc will continue. Notorious' Compound of Communist defiance on thi riot-torn been singlec out as the first to be dispersed when "operation breakup" gets un der way within the next few days. Brig. Gen. Haydon L. Boatner. Koje's commander, has raarkec Compound 76 for special attention It was learned he plans to nab the men who seized Brig. Gen. (now Colonel) Francis T. Dodd just one month ago. The Reds held the then-commander captive for 78 bours. The POWs behind the barbed wire enclosures are DOW quiet and submissive after a week of stern action by Boatner. They undoubt- edly know they will soon be trans- early next nto more manageable compounds lolding 500 men each. At present most of the 17 compounds hold from to men. Boatner plans to use crack, bat- le-tested soldiers for the transfer. The POW transfer is planned in tages. our Air Force in Korea is "at the mercy of Russian-made enemy planes" just "isn't true at all." Taff Talk Reduced Taft, candidate for the Republi- can presidential nomination, said in a talk several days ago that our planes "are outnumbered four to one; our ground forces two to one" and that administration neglect has left us with about planes while Stalin has in organ- ized combat groups and is building them "faster than we are." Among other things, the Presi- dent said today that the United (Continued on Page 12, Column 5} TRUMAN Dr. Tesch said the five were evi- dently instantly killed. A. N. Dare, editor of the Elk River Star News, said there had been several fatal accidents at the railroad crossing, but none in re- cent years. The crossing is on a slight grade. The accident happened as the car turned off U. S. Highway 10 and 52 onto 1S9, evidently heading north to Princeton to take Mrs. Minke home, River Search On For Lost Twins pie's' po'lice" descended "on f KENMARE, N. D. Dragging operations continued today at Des Lacs Lake here as the search went on for James and John Pe- tier cuts through this land, the So- belong entirely to the French sec- tor to aid in the food supply of Berlin. Since then the Russians have changed their minds. Once before, in January, 1951, a detach- ment of Russian soldiers and peo- ple's police descended on the farir to make a border survey, but re treated when French and West Berlin police showed up. 16-year-old K e n m a r e er .in to West Germany, but they le East-West traffic through normal y. The Russians continued today bar Allied motor patrols from the rT5' international highway linking Ber- y ope that tbe boys' sons of Rev. and Mrs. E. W. Petrusson, may still be alive, was practically wiped out with the finding of a canoe paddle in the lake. The boys have been missing since 3 p.m. Thursday when they left home to go canoeing on the lake. Their overturned canoe was found late that night, but the pad- dles were missing. Sheriff G. J. Westlake of Minot" said one paddle was recovered Friday. This Pup Is Just Learning how to use his new peg leg, fash- ioned by his owner, Mrs. Harriet Lewandowski, Milwaukee, Wis Long John lost his leg at birth. (AP Wkephoto to the Republican- Herald) Holdup Backfires CENTRALIA, HI. Ofv- A man walked into a rural night club at 4 a.m., flourished a gun and told some 30 persons: "This is a stickup. Line up against the wall with your hands' in the air." "One patron refused his order to land him the money from the cash" Centralia police said hat no one else obeyed the matt ither. The whole thing made the would- e holdup man so nervous he turn- ed and ran out the door.