Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Fair Tonight And Wednesday; Colder Tonight VOLUME 52, NO. 20 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH II, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES First Returns Put Ike Ahead in N.H. Residents of Waterville, N. arrive in a sno-cat from the highway in preparation for the election. The New Hampshire primary is the first in the nation and drew nation-wide interest and voters looked for a trend in the popularity of the several candidates. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Federal Judge Orders End T "I ft To Rail Strike Hearing Set for March 19 On Permanent Injunction CLEVELAND (fl A federal ordered three rail un- ions to end their strike and to keep the walkout from spreading to other lines. Judge Emerich B. Freed grant- ed a government suit to end imme- diately the strike started Sunday morning against the New York Central Lines Buffalo and the St. Louis Terminal Lme. He scheduled a hearing for March 19 on the government's re- quest for a permanent injunction. The hearing will start two days First N.H. Town Reporting Gives 7 Votes to Eisenhower Batista Pledges Cuban Cleanup By BEN MEYER HAVANA, Cuba revolutionary Fulgencio Batista wa back in the Cuban saddle again today, pledged to clean up "thieving and gangsterism in government" He promised elections for a new government after the cleanup. With Army backing, Batista ousted the government of President Carlos Prio Socarro before dawn yesterday. Two men killed in a brief gun battle at the presiden tial' palace were the only reported casualties. Batista's forces were reported ii command of police, Army and Navy stations in Cuba's five outly- ing provinces. The 51-year-old Dr. Saladrigas TODAY Vicious Attacks Assailed By STEWART ALSO? one just re- turned to the Washington snake pit, there is in retrospect something wonderfully reassuring about the old American political ritual as it is now being performed anew in New Hampshire. As you look at the earnest faces of the voters, listening soberly to the politicians in town halls or stuffy hotel "ball- you have a comforting feeling that the American political system has been going on for a long time now. and that whatever trouble may be in store, it will go on for a long time to come. Yet when this is said, it must also be said that there are certain aspects of the current political bat- tle which are not entirely reassur- ing. There is an undercurrent of blind bitterness which sometimes strikes the observer with a faint chill of fear for the future. Bitttr Words It is not reassuring, for example, to read the vicious pamphlets at- tacking Dwight D. Eisenhower which have flooded the state and which reek of neurotic hatreds. It is even less reassuring, in a. way, to hear John Chappie, the leading supporter of one great American (Continued on 7, Column 2.) ALSOPS 8 Dead in Cambodia Train Wreck; Not 85 SAIGON, Indochina spokes- man for the French high command said today eight persons had been killed in a railroad accident in Cambodia yesterday and not 85, as previously reported. He said the discrepancy had been caused by telegraphic error in transmis- sion of the report Officials said saboteurs believed to be Vietminh adherents, were responsible for the wreck. ruled the Caribbean island country from 1934 until as a behind-the-scenes dictator and then as time called him- self "chief of the revolution." He named a 15-man Cabinet of civil- ians, replaced top military and police officers as well as Havana's mayor and said he, himself, "might possibly become Prime Minister and, as such, head of the government." Batista is barred from the presl dency until October, 1952, by a Cuban law requiring an ex-Presi dent to stay out of the office eight years. President Prio, who had left the presidential palace yesterday just ahead of Batista-controlled Army tanks, took refuge early today in the Mexican Embassy. He was expected to ask asylum in Mexico where he lived in exile from 1935 to 1946. Mexico was expected to grant his request and to start negotiations for his safe conduct there. A num- ber of officials of Prio's govern- ment also were refuged in the embassy. The government overthrow came in the midst of the campaign for presidential elections June 1, in which Batista was a candidate. He at once postponed the balloting in- definitely. In a radio speech last night he assured Cuba's people that tile "new government will be in power only the time required, and then we shall have elections without pistoleros (gunmen) sow- ing terror in the republic." Batista said he staged his revolt because he had reliable news that Prio. "faced with the defeat of his candidate in the June 1 elections, was planning a phony revolution for April 15." Morris the 10-day temporary i junction granted today expires. Unless the engineers, fireme and conductors call off their strik Witness are liable to fines and impr sonment for contempt of court. railroads are part of ou Judge Freed declared i On Ship union attorneys' obje tions to the restraining order; "Th emergency is so great, and th crisis so apparent, that this cow WASHINGTON Newbold issue a temporary restrainin ris, government cleanup man, took the witness chair today in a Senate investigation of profitable deals in war surplus ships and was promptly asked- whether the White strike, slowing down freigh shipments, causing some layoffs and forcing about daily NY( passengers to find other rides, IS in ifCE arranged for a 1347 meeting he had with Maritime Commission 111 IU> ULLLU (lay. Chiefs of the striking brother hood's said approximately Morris said he did not recall that he White House had any hand in he but two senators told him 'that later testimony will "it despairing of what the; call lengthy, fruitless negotiation: want better working conditions am .a pay raise. On raises, however the two sides are fairly close. your, own Sen. IcCarthy XR-Wis) told Morris, "you should be told the original appointment was made from important is their figh change fotu working rules, which they sa; would amount to substantial wagi White House." McCarthy and Sen. Mundt spite of differences with the SD) joined in a request that and the government, tht "search, your memory" about of the striking brotherhoods 947 meeting. Morris repeated at their headquarter: he. recalled no White House last night that they still are In weeks 'Of hearings, the to negotiate. nvestigations Subcommittee statement was signed by the eveloped, that a group of chiefs: R. O. Hughes of the ent persons, headed by of Railway Conductors; D.B oseph E. Casey, made 3V4 of the Brotherhood a ollars from an investment of Firemen and Engine- 000 in surplus and J. P. Shields, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Lo- Engineers, Truman's Economic Adviser Says U.S. Taxes Near. said "We have held ourselves in readiness and continue to be prepared to negotiate the issues with the railroad companies or anyone in authority to settle the dispute." WASHINGTON Leon Key-serling, chairman of the president of the Association of American Railroads, William T. ent's council of economic said in. a radio broadcast ers, concedes that the Washington last night: tales is nearing a railroads have made sat- joint" on settlements with approxi- During hearings on the 90 per cent of their .em- ent offices appropriation bill, The railroads are ready and lished today by the House to extend to these priations Committee, .unions the same settle- told Rep. Phillips (R-Calif.) "very definitely" believes there ich a saturation "Do you believe we are Loss Set at preaching that Minn, One foot- Keyserling: "We are was the only clue Sheriff approaching the point where Juntenen bad to go oa to- las to -be very careful about when he probed Cloquet's levying of more- scandal." Somebody stole Phillips: "You would think so breeding mink from the Arnold you had been back talking to mink ranch, apparently constituents in the last the animals alive. The minlr were valued at WATERVILLE VALLEY, N. H. ffi-The seven voters of this tiny ski given all their votes to Eisenhower in mid- night back and waited today for the rest of New Hampshire to get on with the. election. Waterville population the distinction of being the first community in the country to vote in the 1952 presidential primary by opening its polling place at a.m. The polling place closed a couple of min- utes later when" the last of the registered voters dropped his selection in the ballot box. The voting was held at the Waterville Inn because .snow vwas piled too deep around the town hall for common-sense Yankees to bother digging it out for such a short meeting. Word of the unanimous vote was through The Associated' Ralph Bean, owner of the inn, town clerk, police chief, fire, chief and road agent. About the only town job Bean doesn't hold is tax collector. His wife has that job. Waterville Valley also gave Taft two write- in votes and Stassen one write-in vote for vice president. X3ose behind Waterville Valley in the ballot- ing was Millsfield, a northern town with a population of 16. It gave Taft. four votes, and Stassen, Kefauver and Truman one each. Eisenhower got no votes there. To make sure everyone was on hand to vote in .Waterville Valley, Town Clerk Bean invited the whole village to his' inn for a late supper. the balloting, in front of a huge fire- place roaring with burning six-foot logs, every- body was invited to spend the night at the inn. Townsfolk of Hopfcinfon, N. "H., stand- in line to vote in New Hampshire's, first in the'nation presidential preference primary. Many of them had to drive over hazardous roads in a rain, snow and sleet storm. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Ridgway Charges: Red Lies Upsetting Korean Truce Talks MUNSAN; Korea Ha thew B. Ridgway declared toda that Red. falsehoods are upsettin Korean truce talks.- The U.N. 'commander said anm stice negotiations -have reached point where it's impossible to tell what is going to happen.-H b 1 a me d Communist negotiators "who resort to. intemperate Ian guage and deliberately employ known flasehoods." Ridgway branded Red: stories that Allies are using germ war fare as "completely, absolutely an( categorically false." He speculated Communist accu sations were either (1) an attemp "to cover up their inability to pre vent epidemics and to control them after they do occur" or (2) an in dication they plan "to employ such methods" (germ warfare) them' selves. Ridgway said he was not accus- ing the Reds of plotting to initiate bacteriological warfare, "but it is conceivable." And, he said, he wasn't absolutely certain that ep- idemics are sweeping Red Korea Wilson Asks Contracts for Unemployed WASHINGTON Iffl Charles E. Wilson, defense mobilization chief, told the defense department today to put defense contracts into New York city and 12 other areas, in- cluding Iron Mountain, Mich., list- ed as suffering serious unemploy- ment. Wilson's directive was announced by Arthur Flemming, his top man- power aide. It told procurement agencies to give manufacturers in the 13 cities a chance to meet the lowest price on contracts obtainable anywhere else. The order specifically pro- hibited putting contracts into the 13 areas if lower prices could be got elsewhere. a Seaway Hopes Dim WASHINGTON The Senate Foreign Relations Committee met; today, with little likelihood it would I consider legislation to authorize the St Lawrence Seaway and pow- er project A committee spokesman, asked if the seaway bill be dis- cussed, said he doubted it "very much." He said the committee had "several" other matters pending. He added it was unlikely the sea- way proposal would be considered until the committee received a printed record of the recent near- ing it held on the St Lawrence but plague is rampant -Jted radios have been-pouring out the germ warfare stories for almost three weeks. have not been: mentioned in truce talks. In the armistice talks themselves Rear Ados. R. E. Libby told the Communists: "We are getting fed up with your attempts to make, things appear as facts that are not facts." Libby's blunt statement came in answer to accusations.-from North Korean Maj. Gen. Cho that the Allies "raised extensive fabrications to further delay" ne- gotiations. Lee referred to Allied demands for an accounting of miss- ing Allied troops, including South Koreans, as "dexterous de- laying tactics." Asks Accounting Tuesday, Lee asked for an ac- counting of persons he said he Allies hold in prison camps. He handed over three lists of names. He said the U.N. was bur- dening talks with "trifling odds and ends." Libby snapped back: "We can- not regard unaccounted-for military personnel as what you call trifling odds and ends'." A second truce group met for only five minutes. They are staff ifficers. deadlocked over whether lussia should be named a neutral to help police a Korean armistice. The staff officers have met for a total of 13 minutes in three days. Srevity of their sessions typifies the status of negotiations. Despite the double deadlock in truce talks over prisoner ejc- hange and truce lidgway said his appearance in lunsan had "no more significance than any other visit over here." There is a growing belief in Mun- an that any break in the truce alks would have to come from higher authority than vested in ar- mistice negotiators. World Fight Ridgway described the prolonged egotiations as a of the world-wide spiritual, ideological ontest with Communism." He said je daily negotiations with Reds who see little relation between he spoken word and the facts" is znposing "greater demands on the atience" of Allied negotiators. Asked what assurance the U.N. ommand had that the Comzmi- ists would respect any armistice greement, Ridgway said: "I do not can be sure iead of time. The only way you can assure yourself of adherence terms to which two parties to an greement subscribe is the provi-; sion for safeguards in the form of inspection of a reasonable nature and that has been tee consistent stand of the United Nations Com- mand in its negotiations." New Hampshire Vote Explained CONCORD, N. H. Hampshire voters go to the polls today in the nation's first primary-to: a preference for nextiPresideat of the.Unitr Eyes on State For Presidential Preference Hint May Cast Ballots Before Polls Close Tonight By R ELM AN MORIN CONCORD, N. H. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower held a slight lead over Sen. Robert A. Taft in the first-in-the-nation Republican presidential preference, primary today in the first two tiny" towns to report. The towns Waterville-Valley and Millsfield gave Eisenhower seven votes and Taft four. The combined' population of the two places is only 26. SM Record There was no way to gauge the big city vote because the polls don't open in Manchester until noon and in Concord until 3 p.nt In the smaller city of Claremont, however, there .was a heavy vote of 500 in the first two hours, despite New Hampshire Returns on For up-to-the minute New- Hampshire election returns keep tuned to KWNO AM and FM tonight Regular news programs which will feature the New Hampshire primary may heard at the following times: r p.m. Headline Edition. p.m. Today's Headlines. 10 p.m. 5-Star Final. -2. Elect delegates and alter- nates to the- Republican and Democratic national' conven- tions.- 3." Write in the name. of .their 'choice for vice president (There are no announced can- didates in this Republicans will choose from 'Gen. Eisenhower, Sen. Taft, former Minnesota Gov. Harold E. Stassen, St Louis Attorney William R. Schneider, or any- one else they care to write in. Democrats will choose be- tween President Truman and Sen. Estes Kefauver of Ten- nessee, or any write-in. Republicans will pick 14 dele- gates and theier 10 delegates at large and 4 district' delegates. Democrats, will pick 10 dele- gates and their -alternates- eight at large and two from the districts. French Assembly Breaks Up in Wild Disorder PARIS The National Assem- bly beard Conservative Premier Antoine Pinay's plea not to over- throw bis cabinet at its first ap- pearance -before. Parliament today, and then suspended the session in wild disorder. The, disturbance started when two Communists asked about Tunisia and the questions unity of bill, perhaps lence. z week or 18 days Strong-man General Fulgcncia Batista, form- er president, returned to power in Cuba Mon- day after a near-bloodless coop. This picture shows Batista's tanks and gans in front of the Presidential Palace in Havana. The week-long hearing was com- pleted Fee. 29. Both opponents and proponents gave their side of the eaittoversiar Offered Post FRANKFORT, Germany BudoQf Mueller, prominent Frank- fort lawyer and economist, said today be bad been offered the post: of -West Germany's first ambassa- dor to Washington Formal naming of an ambassa- dor, however, is expected to be de- ferred untfl signing of the "peace contract" now under negotiation, Germany. De Gaailist deputies be- gan banging the lids of their desks. Soustelle, De Gaullist leader, bounded to his feet and charged the Communists with in- voking national independence while they themselves wanted to make France a satellite of Moscow. The Communists, in torn, pound- ed their desks and prevented Sou- stelle from speaking further. There- upon Speaker Edouard Herriot or- dered the session suspended. Later today Pinay won a vote of approval, 233 to 101, from the Na- tional Assembly for his new right' of-center cabinet Pinay's 22 new ministers, the first right-wing cabinet since the liberation, formally took over their Jobs yesterday. WEATHER FfDfRAL FORECAST Winona .and fair tonight and Wednesday. A lit- tle, colder'tonight Low tonight 22, high Wednesday 40. LOCAL WEATHER Official for the 24 steady- rain: Observers Mid this wai twice as many voters ax in an ordinary.primary. "It looks l5e -record one Claremcmter laid. The vote for delegates to the ot- tional conventions followed the pat- tern of the balloting on the pres- idential preference side. Political observers expected vote to go over the mark, setting records for many communi- ties. National; and even interna- tional attention, was focused on the election.-Correspondents from both London. and Paris were on the scene to cover the story, as wen as American newsmen from virtu- ally every part of the country. Major interest focused on the struggle between Gen. Dwight O. Eisenhower and Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio) on the Republican side. First Tot This is Eisenhower's first ap. pearance in the.national political arena. He is in Europe as bead of; the North Atlantic Treaty Or- ganization forces and has neither appeared nor participated in the maneuvers in New Hampshire. New Hampshire may be the test of Taft's vote-getting abilities. He campaigned hard in New Hamp- shire, making 36 speeches in three days and firing most of his big guns at the Democratic adminis- tration and at his opponents who argued that if nominated, he could not be elected. (Continued on I, Column 4.) ELECTION Bundesen Indicted For CHICAGO An indictment hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 48; minim em, 23; noon, 38; none; son sets tonight at sun. zicec to- morrow at weather oo Pajt 15. charging Dr. Herman Bundesen, president of the Chicago Board of Health, with misconduct in office was returned today by the Cook County grand jury. The indictment charging mal- feasance and nonfeasance. in con- nection with Illinois' horse meat scandal, was reported voted last week. Malfeasance means improper conduct in office. Nonfeasance means failure to perform official duties. The maximum penalty, if Bundesen were convicted, would be in fines and removal from office: Bundesen is nationally known for his syndicated health column and his books on baby care. State Ballots Mailed ST. PAUL to- The last of for Minnesota's March 1ft presidential primary today were in the mails, enroute to county Delay in jetting flic bai> mailed was caused by court actions which resulted in xemoval of the name of Gen: Eisenhower and upboldfar of eariier remorak ta. Kefavrtr.