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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Partly Cloudy, Warm, Humid; Showers Tonight Chiefs vs. Owatonna KWNO AM-FM 8 O'clock Tonight VOLUME 52, NO. J09 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 24, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES Peace or War Main Issue of Ike's Campaign Willing To Stake Outcome On Own Program By DON WHITEHEAD DENVER Dwight D, Eisenhower pitched his presiden- tial campaign today squarely on a peace-or-war issue with bis GOP opponent, Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. The general laid down the battle lines in a television-radio speech last night in which he blasted isolationists and declared he was in politics primarily because he believed peace %vas at stake in the contest for the GOP presiden- tial nomination. He outlined his own peace and world security program in this way: 1. Convince the world that Amer- ica has a sincere devotion to peace and will not consider proposals for a "preventive war." 2. Support the United Nations, j the North Atlantic Treaty Organ-1 ization and other security agree- ments as instruments for peace. Positive Program 3. Pursue a positive foreign pro- gram-, rather than a "hand to mouth" operation, which will line An Unidentified Woman Worries about her packages as she picks herself up from rain-swept pavement after being knocked down last night on a St. Paul street by the automobile shown at the left. The woman left the scene without identifying herself and so did the car driver. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Duluth Man Killed, Storm Rips State Taft Presses Campaign in Pennsylvania Woos 31 Delegates Still Reported Uncommitted By RELMAN MORIN HERSHEY, Pa. Iffi-Sen. Robert A. Taft carried his intensive stretch- drive for delegates in key states to Pennsylvania today, bidding for support from one of the largest uncommitted groups left in the country. Pennsylvania has 70 votes at the Republican nominating convention. An Associated Press tabulation indicates that 19 delegates now fa- vor Taft, 20 leaning to Gen. Dwight X Eisenhower, and the remaining 31 undecided -and awaiting word rom Gov. John S. Fine. The gov- ernor said he will delay his de- ision until just before the con- tention opens. Taft drove here from Baltimore ast night, and met the delegation efore noon today. On Trail of Ike He follows his chief rival for the GOP nomination, Gen. Eisenhower, into Pennsylvania by less than two weeks. Eisenhower saw 58 Penn- sylvania delegates, 60 alternates, I and several hundred guests on his By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One man was killed, scores of barns and other farm buildings 13 Allies against the enslave telephone and electric service disrupted in many! Yesterday, the senator held two the enslave" cate0bh; a S6neS Wmd and electrical storms that i Press conferences, one in Washing "Torrentlafra'nshit many localities to cause flasbflood, ta He Air Raids on Red Targets Renewed 'WE BURIED YOU' Milwaukee Man Thought Dead Turns Up Alive nf ,nv of any nation. 4. Build up spiritual and mili- tary strength which will convince the Russian leaders they must ac- cept a "just and practical plan" of world disarmament. In firm command of his own campaign, Eisenhower left no doubt he classed Taft among the isolationists. He said a "retreat into isolationism" would leave the United States "encircled by a savage wolf pack" of Communism. Today the general called a news conference to enlarge on his views. Later he was to meet with GOP The blow created havoc in northwestern Iowa and southeastern Seeks Agreement On Foreign Plank DENVER Dwight D. Eisenhower said today "I hope" that a foreign policy plank can be written in- to the Republican platform which would be acceptable both to him and to Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. The general told an early morning news conference: "I don't want to see a bitter con- vention fight over this point." In reply to another question he made it clear he that Taft is among those who would "sit at home with an Air Force to be dispatched in- to the wild blue yonder" as America's major defense line. Acheson, Eden Map Plans to Contain Reds By MICHAEL NEWMARCH South Dakota before then dined with the 24-man Mary- land delegation and answered ques- tions at a closed meeting. cutting tnrmh The Maryland group is" commit- sota to Duluth. tgd to vote for Goy T_ R McKel. C. B. Young, 57, died of shock j din on the first ballot, and Taft's induced by lightning which did i he explained in the news S900 damage to his Duluth home, were to gain second- He was underneath a car in his (ballot strength. garage when the lightning, travel- j McKeldin said he has made no ing down a television antenna, spent its fury on the metal auto. Frank Abrams, standing in the garage, said the force of the light- ning threw him into a wall. He was unhurt. Young crawled out TAvriAv in TTC o t i from under the car but collapsed LONDON Secretary of and died before help arrived commitments, but he also said: "It's understood in this state that I'm for Eisenhower, but I have made no statement myself.' heso" and National Convention delegates from Louisiana, where Taft-Eisen- hower forces are disputing the manner in which delegates were elected to the national convention in Chicago next month. Doesn't Name Taft The general didn't name Taft directly but his remarks were billed by Sen. Carlson an to map out joint strategy! along a globe-girdling anti-Commu- j nist front stretching from Ger- oner John W. Ekblad said death Flln accidental and due to shock. Barns Wrecked ______ 0 ______ Winds tore down scores of barns many's Elbe to Korea's Yalu River. !at Benson, 125 miles northwest of Acheson flew to London yester- 1 tlle Twin Cities, and at Delano, day to receive an honorary "degree j 40 miles west- At Benson an es- from Oxford University and to talk timated five inches of rain poured with his West European colleagues, jdown in three hours, Their periodic meetings are de- j Water stood seven feet deep in signed to oil the wheels of foreign policy co-operation and give the West united answers to any Soviet moves in the cold war. French Join French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman joins the discussions here on Friday. Acheson's schedule also included luncheon meeting with Prime Minister Churchill today. There is plenty to talk about. In Western Europe, the foreign ministers are pushing for speedy rearming of West Germany. The Communists on both sides of the Iron Curtain are fighting bitterly to prevent the necessary parlia- mentary approvals. Eden was expected to stress Britain's current headaches in the Middle East, where anti-British sentiment long has been a big bar- adviser, as revealing a wide for- rier to putting the Arab states ac- eign policy chasm between the two lively in the Western camp. Major turning points are expect- ed soon in Britain's relations with Egypt, which have shown signs improving recently, and those with Iran, which have not. Hoped-for agreements with Republican candidates. And Eisen- hower gave his approval to this billing. Coupled with the fact that Eisen- hower recently (in private) called Taft an isolationist, he made it clear he was shooting at Taft when he said: "Those who assert that America can retire within its own borders; those who seem to think we have little or no stake in the rest of the world and what happens to it; those who act as though we had no need for friends to share in the defense of persons are ignorant or irresponsible or they are taking an unjustified gamble with peace." At another point, Eisenhower said if the Communist expansion should cut off America's sources of raw materials then the United States and her allies would be in a desperate plight. He added: Bleak Scene "This bleak scene would be our lot if we heed the false prophets of living preach that we need do nothing except main- tain a destructive retaliatory force in the event the Russian armies should march. This would be the result of a retreat by us into isolationism." Eisenhower's speech came after it became known that his advisers admit they had made a mistake in not giving the general free rein to run his own show from the very start of his campaign. "Ike has taken over in his own one adviser said, "and he's making the decisions." His top command now feels that the general is more effective as a campaigner when he writes his own speeches and does things in a natural and unplanned manner. This may account for the fact that there is no firm long-range plan agreed upon that will carry the general through the tag-end of the campaign into the Chicago con- vention. It seems to be the policy to let the general play it by ear the rest of the way. the basement of a large grocery and the Benson school was also flooded. Willmar and Litchfield were flooded by the downpour while es- caping the heavy gale. Between De Graff and Benson, winds top- pled 16 utility poles to knock out communications and power lines. Wind velocity varied widely in the storm area. The Minneapolis Weather Bureau reported that of- ficially the win miles per hour at the height of the storm. The reading was taken at Wold Cham- berlain Airport. At the St. Paul Airport, the sustained wind was clocked at 35 miles an hour, with gusts of 65. M. R. Hovde, meteor- ologist, said there were a number of separate thunderstorms and the wind probably touched greater speeds in gusts in other parts of the cities. Four-Inch Rain at New Ulm Eight farmers in the De Graff area reported the storm took a leavy toll of barns, silos, corn Thomas W. Banks Janks' 3-Year Sentence May Be Appealed ST. PAUL iff! Attorneys for j Thomas W. Banks MILWAUKEE Iff} The pieces were just about all in place today in the mystery of who was buried in James H. Weekes' grave last Saturday. Supposedly dead and interred, Weekes, 21? turned up alive yes- terday. Police said he told them the man in his grave was a friend, Donald Becker, 23, but maintained he had been unaware of the weird mixup in identities. The body was to be exhumed for positive identification and an au- I topsy to determine cause of death. i An overdose of sleeping pills had i been advanced as the apparent j cause of death when the body was [found last Wednesday in Weekes' hotel room. "We Buried You" Mrs. Charles J. Phillips, land- 1 lady at the rooming house where i Weekes' mother lives, had identi- they may appeal the three-year She the mother, Mrs. Eleanor prison term and fine posed on him yesterday for federal income tax evasion. After passing sentence, Judge A correspondent said the general 1 C. Bell continued Banks' impression has been that he is i .ond of until July 1 pending for Eisenhower, and McKeldin re-1 filinf! the appeal, plied, "That's a correct impres-1 Banks, 58-year-old Minneapolis sion." i n''ght club figure, stood quietly as Nevertheless, he insisted he had I sentence.was passed. He was con- been misquoted in a report from i VICted of shorting the government Los Angeles that he will support' of in levies for the 1945-47 Eisenhower. period. Taft, himself, said he did not I Bel1 Pointed out that, un- Joiow if he won any delegate sup-1 der federal parole methods, Banks port as a result of his meeting in I eould be released from prison af- Baltimore. But the delegates and I ter serving one year. alternates, themselves, had made a favorable impres-1 sion. Half for Taft One said, "It looks to me as though about half are for Taft, and the other half for Eisenhower." The Taft organization has claimed "between nine and 16." John' D. M. Hamilton, Eastern campaign manager for Taft, said GOP candidate visit to Mary- was "most successful." Hamilton said Taft has "a hard Weekes, also said it was her son when she first viewed the body at a funeral home. Detectives Charles Gilbert and Clarence Winkelman said that Weekes at first said he "couldn't guess" >rho was buried in his place but after several hours of ques- shrieked, tipning told them this story last night: He had run into Becker at a bar not want to become involved with them he was AWOL from Camp McCoy, Wis., and that he had used heroin since he was 14. He was being held on a charge of suspected narcotics addiction. Weekes showed up yesterday at Mrs. Phillips' rooming house. "Jimmy! We buried she Yanks Finish Off Crippled Power Stations Patrol Action Increasing All Along Front last Tuesday night and the two had gone to Weekes' hotel room to sleep. Becker was sick but Weekes put him to bed. In the morning Becker apparently was dead, Weekes left because he did SEOUL, Korea Un Air and Navy fighter-bombers teamed up again today to hammer four of the five Communist hydroelectric plants smashed yesterday in the biggest air raid of the Korean war. Nearly 200 Navy planes from big fleet carriers off Korea's east coast joined Air Force planes from dozens of Korean bases to hit the shattered generating stations for the second straight day, Navy head- quarters announced. None of the planes returned to the smouldering Suiho power plants just south of the Yalu River boundary. But the Air Force said F-84 Thunderjets "completed de- struction" of two power stations near Changjin reservoir and two on the Songchon River in eastern Korea. F-86 Sabre jet pilots exchanged tiring passes with five MIG-15 jets south of the Yalu Tuesday after- noon, the Air Force said. Patrol Increasing The U. S. Eighth Army reported .ncreasing patrol action along the 155-mile battle front Tuesday. One Allied patrol battled for almost Told of the mixup, Weekes said two hours with a Red unit west of he would go to police and straight- Chorwon, the Utterly Confused en things out. He didn't come for- ward but two officers spotted him on the street several hours later and arrested him after a brief chase. scene of bloody fighting during the past two weeks. About 20 Red troops were kill- ed, the Army said. As Allied experts studied gun film to evaluate destruction done wind reached only vj ,cor? at least 14 votes from Maty- our, with gusts of 45 !Iand the second ballot-if the j convention goes that far." Taft gives the impression of being supremely confident in these last days before the convention opens, At dinners and social gatherings the past three days he has been relaxed, jovial and apparently un- worrjed about the test ahead at Chicago. He cracked jokes, told stories, and was the essence of in- formality with the small groups he saw in Washington and Mary- land, i cribs, hog and poultry houses. Ben- in the disputes over British troops son and Delano also had similar there and the status of the con- losses. tested Sudan would clear the way for a new international defense ar- rangement for the strategic Suez Mrs, Bessie Ziebarth, living two miles west of Delano, reported her house heavily damaged along with Canal. But in Iran crisis threats jail the farm's outbuildings. In the are mounting as the country, em- broiled in her oil quarrel with Brit- ain, nears bankruptcy. (Continued on Page 15, Column 6.) DULUTH War Tempo Stepped Up on Korean Front By ROBERT EUNSON TOKYO twilight war in Korea is beginning to burn with a bright new glow. Unless an armistice is agreed to soon, military observers feel certain full scale fighting will break out again all along the line. There are two reasons for the assumption: 500 plane armada attack on the North Korean hydro- electric plants is a warning to the Reds that unless they start talk- ing soon, they can expect more of Mrs. Weekes, brought from Little by Monday's big raid on North Ko- Wire Enters Brain, Killing Little Girl ST. PAUL piece of wir pierced a girl's left eye last nigh and entered her brain, killing he The girl, Julia Schultz, 8, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Samue chultz, was seeking temporar shelter from the rain and crawle under a lilac hedge near a fence Price Control Foes Fight to End Extension By B. L. LIVINGSTONE the same. Both sides are fighting for ground now and the scrap west of Chorwon is for positions which the Reds won and the U. S. Eighth Army had to go after with real force to get back. The smashing air attack left no WASHINGTON wi-Foes of price ln! ,iflrT, doubt but that the United Nations A Violent Windstorm Smashed this huge barn on the Gilbert Wetter farm near Delano last night, spilling and exposing tons of baled hay. The pramosn wind left undisturbed an umbrella setting on a tractor, at right. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) and wage controls were reported today mapping plans to deal a death blow to the already battered controls extension bill. The Defense Production Act, which gives the President author- ity to control wages, prices, rents and production, expires next Mon- day unless Congress extends it. And strong sentiment for letting the law die was expected to be voiced by Republicans and South- ern Democrats, who already have stripped the measure of most of its effective price control powers. They appear to have the votes to get their way, too, when the bill comes up for action tomorrow. All-Out Fight Rep. Spence chairman of the House Banking Committee said his administration forces is through pussy-footing. Asked if Gen. Mark Clark would be making a statement regarding the change of policy which per- mitted the raid, an officer at his U.N. Far East headquarters said: Military Targets "Those dams and installations were military targets in North Ko rea. No statement is necessary.' Asked if there would be an ex- planation as to why they were bombed now, after pilots had been warned for months to leave them alone, he replied: "You'll have to draw your own conclusion and it shouldn't be very hard to draw." The natural conclusion is that Elkhart Lake where she had gone to rest after her "son's" funeral, told police the man they had pos- itively was her SOD. He'r reaction at learning of the mistaken identity was not reported. Mrs. Phillips, utterly confused, rean power plants, there strong hints that more Red targets are marked for attack. Military officials in Washington said Monday's raid on Communist generating stations inaugurated a new "get tough" policy adopted said she couldn't explain the mix- ias a. r.esult of Red Walling in the up. She said she was positive negotiations. when she identified the body. Beck- er had the same general build, One spokesman who asked not to be identified said "we now re- coloring and features as Weekes th? best chance for breaking and a detective said he was cer- lhe