Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 25, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Thundershowers Tonight, Windy; Cooler Thursday Lake Park Band Concert Tonight M.UME 52, NO. JIO FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 25, 1952 TWENTY PAGES TODAY U.S. Must Face More Hard Facts By JOSEPH Brig. Gen. two weeks ago, was found in a third-floor office not far from the Francis G. Brink, America's top (office of Gen. J. Lawton Collins VH IlfuPTT fl -Q ccl fis 1 A_____ _i _ _ _ military figure assigned to war- ivracked Indochina, was found fa- The bombing of Red power gen- j tally shot in a Pentagon office late erators which serviced large areas m----- of Manchuria as well as North Korea drew a storm of protest Tuesday. Authorities continued their inves- tigation today but said it apparent- Army chief of staff. He died while being taken to Walter Reed Hos- pital. Gun Found from labor members of Britain's ly was suicide although there were House of Commons. Laborites three bullet wounds in the general's voiced fears that the attacks would involve U.N. forces in an all-out war. chest. A pistol lay beside him. Brink, 58, who arrived from the Far East for conferences about The gun found beside him was reported to be a small automatic and authorities said it was possible for a man to shoot himself three. times with such a weapon before takes 604 to win. the nomination, so he must have the feeling that lis fingertips are just brushing the golden prize. He met with delegates from Maryland and Pennsylvania this week and now turns his attention to Virginia in a Friday session at Charlottesville. But he says, with a grin, that he doesn't expect to captivate any delegates on the spot in these sessions, Sees Little Change "I don't expect converts to come tip to the altar and was the way he put it yesterday. Keep Planes Away, Russia Warns World MOSCOW told the rest of the world today to keep its Eugene Volz, Janesville, filed to day as a candidate for the DFL nomination for lieutenant governor. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy, warm and humid tonight with lo- al thundershowers. Squall winds ossible. Showers ending by Thurs- ay morning and cooler. Low to- igbt 66, high Thursday 85 LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 94; minimum, 65; oon, 88; precipitation, .32; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 18. Harles Twini, David (left) and Donald, headed home for Fergus Falls, Minn., from Denver, Colo., in the family truck they had borrowed for the drive west to Denver. Their sister, Catherine, 23, who works in the western city, made the return trip with them. The twins took off for the West after deciding that "farmin' is too hard." (AP Wirephoto) losing consciousness. District Coroner A. Magruder MaeDonald said the general ap- parently shot himself but he would issue an official verdict until I his investigation is completed. Brink, a veteran of World Wars I and II, was chief of the American military mission in Indochina, where French and native forces have waged a long, bitter struggle against the Communists. He came here for staff conferences on the military situation in the Orient. Friends said Brink had been bad- ly depressed but that the Indochina situation had nothing to do with it. Secretary of State Acheson said last week the Reds had been checked in Indochina and the U.S. would soon increase aid to that country. Worked Long Hours Collins issued a statement ex- pressing regret at Brink's death. "Gen. Brink took his duties very :eriously and worked long hours daily without regard to his Collins said. "He was devoted to luty and served his country with istinction." Brink was appointed to the Indo- hina post in 1950. He was in Sing- pore at the outbreak of World Var II and served in top staff jobs n the Far East most of the time ince then. A native of Marathon, N.Y., he graduated from Cornell Uni- ersity in 1916. During the 1930s e taught military science and was boxing coach at Louisiana State niversity. The general is survived by his idow Florence, who is in Indo- hina, and a daughter, Mrs. W. W. "ells of Church, Va. The net result when I leave will planes away from Soviet territory be the same as when I start." lor run the risk of having them Taft gives toe impression of ex-j shot down or interned. This was the construction piaced by foreign diplomats here on a Soviet note delivered by foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky last night to Swedish Ambassador Rolf Sohlman. The message replied to a blunt Swedish query asking whether the Russians had shot down a Swedish transport plane missing in the Bal- tic Sea area since June 13. The Soviet reply complained that foreign planes have violated the Russian frontier several times re- cently while "Soviet planes never violate the borders of other It then warned that Soviet fight- ers have been instructed to "open fire on all aircraft that violate the frontier and resist orders to land at a local field." posing himself and his ideas to the delegates, but not that he is strain- ing with every nerve and fiber to get any more names on the dotted line. It is more in his manner than in the content of what he says that makes him seem so supremely confident. Earliier in the far )ack as the New Hampshire and Wisconsin was a xmgh, gloves-off fighter. He seems .0 be taking it easier now. He says he isn't that he will ;o on seeking more delegates, but he doesn't act like a man under leavy pressure. How well he did in all the talk- ing, handshaking and brief chat- ting in Hershey, Pa., yesterday is a matter of conjecture. Fighting Speech He made a fighting after-lunch- eon speech, lambasting the Tru- man administration, and taking a cut or two at Gen. Dwight Eisen- hower for not doing the same thing. And he stood for hours, just talking with little groups of dele- gates. His admirers said he made "a wonderful impression un- doubtedly won over some of the jeople who thought they preferred Eisenhower gave them some- thing to think about, etc." But an Eisenhower leader, bluff, blunt Sen. James Duff, told this reporter, "He lost strength today. I know of delegates who are drift- ing away from him now." Duff said, in a written statement later, that Taft's speech showed "he is still an isolationist, however Anti-American Mob Hurls Acid At U.S. General Communists Mark 2nd Anniversary Of Korean War By OLEN CLEMENTS TOKYO thousand steel- helmeted Japanese police tonight broke up a mob of 2.500 Korean and Japanese Communists hurling fire bombs and clubs in crowded Shinjuku station in a brisk half hour battle. Rioting in the huge suburban station followed by several hours bitter anti-American rioting in the crowded Osaka area in southern Japan. At least 34 police and 30 rioters were hurt and 102 were jailed in the Osaka area. An American general was burn- ed slightly in the Osaka rioting.- The Reds were observing second anniversary of the Korean war with demonstrations schedul- ed in many large Japanese cities Wave Red Flags The Tokyo riot at the scene of bloody May day and May 30 fights flared after a four-hour meeting of Reds. The Communists marched on the station waving Red flags and brandishing fire bombs. The sta- tion police quarters were fired but the blaze was quickly quenched. The police, experts at riot tac- tics, had been waiting at the teem- ing station, six miles from down- town Tokyo, for the Reds. Because of the incident all Amer- ican military personnel in Tokyo were ordered to remain in their quarters by Gen. Mark Clark, Far East commander. U.S. military buildings shuttered and well guarded. Some Koreans scheduled demonstrations throughout Japan. Thirty policemen, including two American MPs, were injured ia fighting at Suita City, near Osaka. i between rioters and 800 po- (licemen. Fifty-eight demonstrator! were arrested. U.S. Brig. Gen. Carter V7. Clarke, commanding a logistical unit in southern Japan, was struck in the face by sulphuric acid hurled into his car by the Commu- nist-led mob. He suffered super- ficial burns and continued to his office. The rioters had stolen a four-car passenger train after assembling during the night in the countryside. The train roared toward Osaka, Japan's second largest city and the industrial hub of the islands but halted outside the metropolis. The mob armed itself with sticks, stones and at least two po- lice pistols before 800 Japanese policemen lunged into them with clubs and tear gas. Fists Fists Fltw flew and skulls were cracked by. bamboo poles in wild fighting. Sixteen policemen were stabbed with bamboo spears. Nine were hurt seriously when the mob attacked police cars. The mob formed on the campus of the branch school of Osaka Uni- versity in Toyonaka City. They built bonfires and worked them- selves into a frenzy and then head- ed for Suita City, where they at- tacked police boxes with fire and sulphuric acid. seriously he endeavored to portray himself to the contrary. I am con- vinced there is an irreconcilable difference of opinion between the senator and Gen. Eisenhower on foreign policy." Both Taft and Eisenhower said yesterday they hoped to avoid a convention battle over the writing of the GOP foreign policy plank. Taft's general thesis in the speech was that members of the Truman administration "still think Communism is a pretty good and that this "set up Stalin with the power he has today." Thus, Taft continued, Germany and a cut-off Berlin were lost. And in the Far East, he alleged the administration's foreign policy practically invited the Reds to at- tack Korea. House 'Asks' Truman Use T-H in Steel Row WASHINGTON The House joined with the Senate today in requesting President Truman to try to stop the three-weeks-old steel strike by using the Taft-Hartley Law. It wrote the "request" into a wage-price-control bill on which a final vote still must be taken, after refusing to "direct" the President to take injunction action. The standing vote for the in- junction "request" was 190 to 133. The "request" was embodied in an amendment offered by Rep. Smith It was supported by most Republicans and almost all the Southern Democrats. Ad- ministration Democrats'and some Republicans from big industrial areas voted against it. Hot The Senate already has voted such a request. Rep. Brown (R-Ohio) had pro- posed that the House "direct" use of the law rather than simply "request" it. There was hot debate leading up ;o the voting. At one extreme, a Republican shouted that what the House should do is impeach Truman. Rep. Wolcott said: "This action is short of impeach- ment because there is no time for impeachment." On the other side, Rep. Spence argued that Congress ought not to "throw fuel on the flames" of a situation which has CIO steelworkers on strike and more than others idle in allied industries for lack of sfeeL And Rep. Multer (D-NY) declar- ed that getting an 80-day anti-strike 'court order under the T-H Law would be "neither fair nor effec- tive." Steel Birons "Anyone who thinks you can force them (the steelworkers) to make more money for the steel barons is' he said. "You say to the men 'you and to the steel barons 'you take the profits'." Administration leaders virtually conceded early in the debate that a coalition of Republicans and southern Democrats was in con- trol of the House. When Rep. Brown pro- posed that the House "direct" rath- er than "request" that the Presi- dent use the T-H Law, Democratic .eader McCormack (Mass) com- mented that the proposal "shows low drunk with power the coali- tion is."