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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight And Tuesday Cooler Tonight VOLUME 52, NO. 96 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 1952 Flash Gordon Moon Mullins Start Today EIGHTEEN PAGES 2-Year Pact Near in Steel Strike Reds Hesitate To Use Germs 3y ELTON C. FAY AP Military Affairs Reporter WASHINGTON Communists have had germ weapons for at least 15 years, according to their own claims, but so far have not dared use them, even in their Korean aggression. A close and constant watch is maintained by United States bi- ological warfare experts on the i battlefront and rear areas in Ko- TODAY Ike First Must Win Delegates By STEWART ALSOP MacArthur May Be Keynoter For Republicans Ike and Taft Working on Big Pennsylvania Vote By The Associated Pren The Republican convention ar rangements committee opens two-day session today in Chicag ,_ with strong support reported de logical warfare a spokes- veloping for selection of Gen. Doug man for Defense Department sci-1 las MacArthur as convention key To date, there has been no evi- idence that the Reds either have used or have in the Korean War zone the equipment for faacterio- entists said today. He disclosed, in answer to a re- porter's question, that a report of a suspected bacteriological war- fare plant in North Korea had proved unfounded. He said this is what happened: Find Laboratory ABILENE, Kan. As the AS United Nations forces pushed I? white and blue bunting comes, into North Korea in the offensive noter. With only four weeks left, Sen Robert A. Taft of Ohio and Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower got down to the button-holing stage in their drives to win the Republican presi dential nomination at the nationa I conclave opening in Chicago July down over fte streets of Abilene, Of late 1950 a report was received That rfeant ardent wooing of 341 delegates who hold the balance o and the circus elephants which by headquarters that a laboratory power. They are the 130 GOP dele took part in the Eisenhower Day was in the Pyongyang area. gates thus lar chosen who are com TJ'h A'Crt t0 a attempt by 'mitted to other candidates on the question occurs to the departing Russia-s satellite forces to make a ballots, and the 211 who are observer. Dwight D. Eisenhower battlefield test of BW, American I uncommitted or are in dispute has done impressive job in j authorities dispatched air-! Eisenhower took the offen ive his fir t few days as an actve borne troops to seize the building. Sunday on a key sector. He had a political candidate. But in the same time, biological ex- with the dilemma which confronts him? j The nature of this dilemma is; clear. If Eisenhower is to become I Perts were flown from U.S. head- quarters in Tokyo to the scene. They found that it was indeed a laboratory of that it was used only for public health and President, he must first win tile j disease contro, Nothing was found votes of 604 delegates to the Re- ,-n (hA publican National Convention. He must then win the votes of in the equipment or biological ma- terials which could be used in of- fensive germ warfare. Abusive gel III VYdiiaic, Americans, or whatever The spokesman said up to now number will constitute a majority ,no other evidence has been fcund at the polls next November. The difference between 604 and I any immediate Communist three hour lunch and chat with Gov. John S. Fine of Pennsylvania. Of the state's 70 regular delegates, 20 have been reported favorable to Eisenhower; 18 to Taft, and 32 are officially uncommitted. These last may take their cue from Fine. After the conference, Fine told reporters he would not influence the views of delegates; that his own mind was still open toward the candidates. He announced the Pennsylvania delegates will meet F-ration ,o use germ warfare Eisenhower at ical. The majority of American voters do not necessarily harbor m Korea" I s near Gettysburg Pa. Why haven't the Communists re- line said, he did not look for States is prepared to strike back i with the same weauon in over-! fhe latest Associated Press tab- thTsame I sorted to microbe warfare? definite action to come out of the prejudices as 604 professional The answer, top American mill-1 A meeting with Taft will publican politicians. In fact, notjtary men say, is that the United I _e.__arranged later- at Tafts re since 1928 have the majority of Americans voted for the candi- date chosen by the majority of the delegates to a Republican conven- tion. Independents Like Him Eisenhower's real strength, with the same weapon in over whelming power. Charges Denounced ulation of-GOP delegates listed 462 for Taft and 390 for Eisenhower. Nomination requires 604 votes. The Secretary of Defense Robert Lov- tabulation is based on commit ett pointed this up recently. In a ments, concessions or first- sentation at party conventions. added that the Therefore in coming weeks the I n'st technique usually has been to pressure will be very heavy someone else in advance Eisenhower to prove himself just wlth a crlme the Communists pro. as orthodox a Republican as Sen. to commit. Robert A. Taft himself, in order to Lovett left no doubt that the cross his first hurdle safely, and [United States was ready to meet win over the essential 604 to his i that kind of game. Behind his Bide. j words stands a big BW laboratory So far, Eisenhower has not sue- 1 plant in Maryland and a BW prov- cumbed to this pressure. Parts of; ing ground in Uktah. his speech on Wednesday were To back up information obvious- obviously designed to answer the ly gleaned from other sources charges of Sen. Taft and his ad- j showing that the Kremlin started herents that Eisenhower is a "fake j preparation for germ warfare long beholden to the Dem- i ago, American officials cite ocrats. But unlike Sen. Taft, Eis- enhower has conspicuously not em- speeches by Soviet officials. Among them is one made on braced Sen. Joe McCarthy, nor Feb. 22, 1938, by Marshal Voro- (despite kind words for his old shilov, at that time Commissar of chief) the policy of Gen. Douglas j Defense, MacArthur in the Far East. He i Voroshilov said if toxic or bac- has spoken out for terial weapons were used against who has not? but not at the j the USSR "we are prepared and price of sacrificing the Western Al- fully prepared to use them also liance. On most domestic issues he and to use them against aggressors has landed about as close as pos-ion their own soil." sible to the political center. American officials are wary of Yet as the competition for wav- telling what is known of Soviet delegates becomes more bit-1 preparations for BW because it ter, and the tension mounts, the j would endanger intelligence sourc- temptation to move further to the I es and lives of agents, right on this or that issue, in or- j But there have been some hints der to please this faction or that of the Republican Party, will mount with it.- Moreover, Eisen- hower is a politician now whether he likes it or not, and it is the job of a politician to win. He will be deluged with advice, but the final decision on the course he is to take will be his and will thus depend on the nature of the man himself. Incident Recalled from other sources. The newspaper Die Tat of Zurich, Switzerland, carried an article last March on state convention se_ moreover, lies not with the active conference he denounced ballot choices. On Saturday, the regular Republicans, but with the independent voters who determine States had used both BW elections in these times. The gas weapons m Korej dependent voters have no Negotiators on Verge ot Settling Costly Dispute Some Form of Union Shop, Wage Increase Likely By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON UP) Aa agree- ment running perhaps two yearf to mid-1954 appeared near today in the steel strike. Negotiators representing the in- dustry and striking CIO Steelwork- ers Union were reported on the verge of a compromise that would give the workers a boost in wages and other benefits worth about 22 cents an hour per man. A source close to the peace talks in the White House told a reporter Varied Reactions are reflected as a group of men and boys stand away from the blanket-covered body of William Stanislawski, 9-year-old drowning victim. Patrolman Paul Kapustik awaits ar- rival of the hearse. (Republican-Herald photo) lected 32 delegates. All were pledg- ed to Taft by the convention, bu1 two announced they did not fee bound by the convention instruc- tion, and would vote for Eisen- hower, Virginia chose the last two of (Continued on Page 15, Column S.} MacARTHUR Fasting Preacher Dies Alter 51 Days CHERRYVILLE, Mo. LW- The Easting preacher of the Ozarks died 51st day since he vow- ed he would eat nothing until his prayers were answered for "the more perfect will of God for my own life." The Rev. J. J, Ivie, 57-year-old minister of the Assembly of God Church, died early today in his modest home at the edge of a voods in this crossroads village of 6 persons, some 80 miles south jf St. Louis. His wife, herself an ordained minister, said Ivie was conscious ntil the end. Five sons and a augbter were at his bedside. The amily took the death calmly. :lame Throwers leadyforUse n Koj'e Riots By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN KOJE ISLAND, Korea U. S, aratroopers used flame throwers, nks and tear gas today in a sec- nd dress rehearsal for the immi- ent breakup of Koje's 17 prisoner war compounds into smaller units. Sullen Communists in Compound 76 watched the maneuver from their barbed wire criss crossed by chest high trenches the Reds dug yesterday. Dispersal of Koje's riotous POWs into more manageable 500- man compounds will be Brig. Gen. Haydon L. Boatner's main blow toward gaining uncontested con- trol over the prisoner pens. Pres- ent stockades have POW popula- tions up to Date A Secret- Date for the start of "operation breakup" has not been announced. But its imminence was under- scored by the second straight day of rehearsal and the setting up of loudspeakers in front of Compound 76, which with adjoining com- pounds 77- and 78 probably will be divided first. The three compounds are the most unruly on the island. Prisoners in each have dug renches around buildings and .ents. In Compound the 'ormer camp commander, Brig. Gen. (now Colonel) Francis Dodd, was held hostage 78 hours last was feverish activity in the blacksmith shop. Allied officers speculated that the clinking and hammering of metal meant prisoners were fash- ioning crude weapons. Youngster Drowns As Brothers Run 5 Blocks for Help itinerant Rail Worker Killed At La Crosse LA CROSSE, Wis. Ralph E. Redmond, an itinerant railroad section hand, was killed here Sun- day night when run over by a Mil- waukee road freight train in the Milwaukee yards here A Winona youngster drowned in Lake Winona late Saturday after- The accident happened a- noon, virtually within hailing distance of hunc'reds of Lake Park sun-1 p. m. Redmond died in an ambu' bathers and picnickers who were unaware of the tragedy that claimed lance on the way to a hosoital the life of 9-vear-oIH William Srantslnwcki f By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writer Truman Asks WASHINGTON Presi- dent Truman, saying there if "at least a reasonable hope" the steel dispute will be settled by direct negotiation, asked the Senate today to take no action in connection with it. In a Setter to Vice Presi- dent B a r k I e y, Truman said any Senate action "could to alter the situation or the atti- tudes of the parties in thij case so as to cause t break- down in their negotiations." In response to his plea, the Senate put off until tomorrow further consideration of various proposals for legisla- tive action related to the steti dispute. the life of 9-year-old William Stanislawski. The city's first water fatality of the year, William was wading in the shallows about 15 feet off shore, near Franklin Street, when he Ivie had insisted he was not! BriS- Gen. Thomas J. H. Trap- asting the world fromlneU, commander of the 187th Air- stepped off a sharp about p.m. the Communist charges of biolog-lsin" although he had expressed Regimental Combat Team, ipnl u-arfsva in TMn (nrtrtpoi-n inpysnnsllv dirP.ctprl tflrtflv's ical warfare in Korea. Die Tat [concern about Communism in two said: recordings he had made since he "A Russian expert who succeed-1 announced the fast, ed three years ago in escaping to I "I am seeking the more perfect Great Britain states with all de-1 will of God for my own life and tails that at Eupatoria (near Baku) asking God to show me why the Here it may be worth recalling an incident which took place last Tuesday night at the Kansas City airport, when Eisenhower landed first landing, as a polit- ical candidate in civilian clothes. He was met, not by the military j guard of honor to which he has been accustomed, but by a small disorderly mob of politicians from the area. One of these, a tall man with a saturnine face, rushed up to Eis enhower, shouted, "Hiya, pard- and put his arm around the general's neck. He then turned in- stantly to the waiting cameras, to display a mirthless and toothy muscular spasm masquerading as a smile. It was at precisely this moment, or so it seemed to this reporter, that Eisenhower realized that he had left liis five st'ars be- hind him forever. For an instant a look of dismay and irrita- tion passed over his amazingly ex- pressive face. At. this moment of transforma- tion, another man might have (Continued on Page 5, Column 7.) ALSOPS at Bjerzinsk and Omsk, centers of' i bacteriological research have been established under the leadership of Professor Worenin." signs do not follow my ministry as Jesus said they he wrote in a note clarifying the rea- son for his fast. personally directed today's maneuvers. Two battalions in full combat dress stormed into an unoccupied stockade across the road from Compound 76 and herded imagin-, ary prisoners into the center of TOKYO report that Russia the enclosure for movement to would repatriate Japanese Russia Offers To Send [Japanese Home CIO President Phil Murray, left, and Benjamin Moreell, right, Jones Laughliri Steel Co. executive, stop to exchange a re- mark while leaving the White House in Washington today as an- other session recessed in the steel-labor dispute negotiations. With them is John A. Stephens, U.S. Steel. None of the partici- pants woulrf' comment, but it was believed the negotiators were approaching an agreement. Another meeting was to be held this afternqpn. (AP Wirephoto to The new quarters. Two tanks crunched a long, con- crete barracks as if it were paper. Then flame throwers went into ac- tion and snraved the rubble. POWs Sneer Some of the POWs in 76 sneered. Some Allied officers doubted the prisoners will resist the move. Soatner has let it be known that e will meet resistance with force. Boatner apparently will use only American troops for the dispersal of the first three compounds. Engineers continued digging around Compound 66 for possible escape tunnels but in four days have found no evidence of any. Brig. Gen. Eward Haviland Las- tayo has arrived in Pusan to take over the Second Logistical Com- mand from Brig. Gen. Paul F. Yount. The Logistical Command has un- der its jurisdiction the U.N. POW camp on Koje. Yount was repri- manded by the Army after the kidnaping of Dodd for not detect- ing the implications in a letter written by Brig. Gen. Charles Col- son to the POWs to gain Dodd's release. prisoners "if Japan concludes a separate peace treaty with Russia" was written off today by the For- eign Office as "just more Soviet propaganda." The report was received in a message from Hong Kong signed by Mrs. Tomi Kora, a Japanese parliament member who last week signed in Peiping a "people's trade agreement" with Red China. The Japanese government has termed the pact worthless. The American-educated woman messaged Komakichi Matsuoka, rightwing Socialist leader: "We received yesterday reliable nformation the Soviet government would propose repatriation of lOOJapanese prisoners held in Russia if Japan concludes a sep- arate peace with the Soviet." A Foreign Office spokesman commented: "This is just more Soviet propa- ganda. The Soviet Union would not hesitate to say it will repatriate a million Japanese if Japan abro- gates the U.S.-Japan Security Pact." The only persons to witness the drowning were William's brothers, Joseph, 10, and Peter, 8, who had accompanied him to the park Sat- urday afternoon. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stanis- lawski, 207 E. Howard St. When Joseph and Peter noticed their brother plunge over the drop- off, they ran immediately to rheir home a distance of about five blocks from the drowning site and notified Mrs. Stanislawski. Squad Car Sent Mrs. Stanislawski called police headquarters where Desk Sgt. Don- aid Berg dispatched a squad car 'to Franklin Street, where the youngster was reported to have been wading, and called the fire department water rescue squad to go to that location. When the police car arrived there a few moments later, Pa- trolmen Sylvan Duellman and Fred Brust found no one there nor was there any indication that an accident had occurred. Brust and Duellman sprinted about a half a block to where three boys were standing and ask- ed them if they knew anything about a drowning that had occurr- ed near there. The youngsters knew nothing of the mishap, so Police said there was no witness to the accident. He is believed to have been work- ing for the Burlington road, drop-off at Five Others raet death in Wis. consia mishaps. Johnny McDowell, 37, Veteran from Venice, Calif., was killed when his racer's right rear wheel collapsed and the vehicle rolled over on a turn in a time trial for the 100-mile big car race at State Fair park in Milwaukee. His wife, Nellie, and two children survive. Reuben Scheiderer, 26, Rt. 4, Wisconsin Rapids, drowned Satur- day while swimming in Lake Wa- zeecha four miles from Wisconsin Rapids. His body was recovered in dragging operations begun yester- day when his car was found at a beach. Mary Clarice Mitchell, 21 months, was killed over by an oil truck pulling away from a ucol >vuulu curb in front of her .Mineral Point what from settlement recommen the daughter of Mr. jdations made bv the Wage SUbiUz" Gen- eral superintendent of the Bank Building and Equipment Co., was killed Saturday when his car col- that today's mid-afternoon meeting of tile three-man negotiating teams representing both sides was "likely to be crucial, with a 'yes or no' answer." This source said Philip Murray, union president, probably will get some form of the union shop, an arrangement under which all the industry's workers would have to pay union dues. Sth Day of Talks This is the fifth straight day ot negotiations which John R. Steel- man, assistant to President Tru- man, described as "earnest bar- gaining." It looked, like the parties were determined to reach an agree- ment. A two-year contract deal, besides solving the present crisis and re- storing vital steel production, would insure peace in the industry for a long time to come. It would be another step in the recent trend of writing long-term labor management pacts. Most automobile companies are now op- erating under five-year agreements negotiated in 1950. An agreement on the basis of a 22-cent package would probably give the workers a 16-eent hourly boost in earnings now averaging close to S2 an hour. The additional five or six cents would be in im- proved vacation, shift and holiday arrangements. Terms Vary Such a deal would vary lided with a semi-trailer truck near Neenah. Jeffrey L. Kwarcinski 13 ago. The WSB recommended a cent pay increase effective last January, with added in- creases this July 1 and next Jan 1 The is-cent straight increase for' crib in a foster home in Milwaukee Saturday, because of a device in :ended to protect him. The opera :or of the home explained the boy ________ the patrolmen went to question a a habit of standing up ant man working in a garden -at the side of his crib. 'So strips of cloth had been sewed to the boy's pajama tops and fastenet to the side so that he could sit up but not stand. He lowered the side At this point, Duellman began to anyhow and it pulled him over run west along the shoreline tojcllokinS nim- home near by. The gardener also said that he was unaware of any mishap on the lake shore. question people in the park west while, had spotted what appeared to be a partially-sunken boat in 'the water near the foot of Franklin Street. As he began to move toward the (Continued on Page 3, Column 6.) BOY DROWNS WEATHER PEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Fair to- night and Tuesday. Cooler tonight. Low tonight 50, high Tuesday 78. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 96; minimum, 67; noon, 82r precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 ra. today: Maximum, 85; minimum, 57; noon, 80; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at 7.48; sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 16. Farmer Has His Second Funeral BURLINGTON, Colo, Jim Gernhart, 76, had a repeat per- formance of his funeral yesterday and promised a third annual serv- ice the first Sunday of June next year. The retired farmer and store- keeper studied the front lawn audi- ence of less than 100 disappointedly and commented: "Guess I'll have to do something real spectacular for next year's services. Maybe I'll marry myself up to one of these women that have been writing me letters and com- ing to see me since my big funeral." Gernhart held his first which cost recorded it for use after he said he neither wanted to he buried 'like a dog" nor leave much of bis estimated estate to rela- ives. He said he repeated the per- 'ormance this year because he en- j ioyed the first service. about the same as the WSB's three- step proposal. The WSB also rec- ommended a union shop. A two-year agreement probably would contain permission for the union to ask for higher wages a year from now, but freeze most other contract provisions until mid- 1954. Negotiations at the White House yesterday ran hours of steady bargaining. It was decided to pass up a meeting this morning to let both sides prepare for today's mid- afternoon "crucial" session. Both' of the three-man negotiating teams had to clear the situation with other officials on their side and get approval for possible final com- mitments. In Congress, the Senate resumes debate on legislation which would, continue the control laws, with vo- ing due on several amendments :o deal with the steel strike. One >y Sen. Byrd (D-Va) would have he Senate recommend that Presi- dent Truman invoke the 80-day court injunction provisions of the Taft-Hartley Act to end the steel strike. Second Proposal Another, proposed by Sen. May- iank would make it legal or Truman to seize a strike- threatened defense industry. The steel strike which began last ifonday shortly after the Supreme :ourt ruled Truman's seizure of he industry was unconstitutional, as affected more than teelworkers and otier workers. ;