Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Continued Cold Tonight; Warmer Tuesday VOLUME 52, NO. 31 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WiNONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 24, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES "Ll Mary Ann Church, three years old, cen- ter, was the only survivor of a weekend in north Wisconsin woods. She, with two companions, Steve Kennedy, 5, left, and Kathy Church, 5, right, wandered away from their home near Lakewood, Wis., Saturday. The children were found today by searchers in an abandoned out- house. Two were dead. (A. P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) GRAVEYARD OF CANDIDATES 3 Republicans Battle For Wisconsin Votes Politics at a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, in Wisconsin seeking the Demo- cratic presidential nomination, with stops at Beloit, Janesville, Stough- ton, Madison, Fort Atkinson, Elkhorn, Kenosha and Racine. Sep. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, an Eisenhower backer, at Little Rock, Ark. Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio, campaigning in Wisconsin for the Re- publican presidential nomination, at Sturgeon Bay, Alcoma, Kewaukee, Two Rivers, Manitowoc and Oshkosh. Former Gov. Harold Stassen of Minnesota, in Wisconsin seeking the Republican presidential nomination at Lancaster, Platteville, Darlington, Monroe, Beloit and Madison. Sen. Kerr of Oklahoma, a candidate for the Democratic presi- dential nomination, at Kalispell, Mont. Connally Demands Yank Succeed Ike By JACK BELL IB-Sen. Connally (D-Tex) said today an American should succeed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower when he resigns as Western European defense com- mander. Connally heads the Senate For- eign Relations Committee, which called Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, Eisenhower's chief deputy, before 12 MIGs Hit In 3 Battles Only Patrol Action Reported on Ground By STAN CARTER SEOUL, Korea WV-U.S. jet pilots today destroyed or damaged 12 Russian-made Communist MIG-15 jets in three furious air battles over Northwest Korea. The U.S. Fifth Air Force said three Red jets were shot down, two probably destroyed and seven damaged. Allied losses, if any, are reported in a weekly summary. Only smal patrol actions were reported across the 155-mile ground front. The U.S. Eighth Army said three Communist platoons fired on U.N. positions northwest of the Punch Bowl on the Eastern Front Sunday, but the Reds withdrew under heavy Allied artillery fire. In the first air battle Monday 32 F-86 Sabre jets encountered about 30 MIGs trying to break up a formation of Allied fighter-bombers on a rail-cutting mission. The Sabres shot down one Red war- plane, probably destroyed another and damaged two. Just before noon 18 Sabre jets raced to the rescue of another flight of fighter-bombers on being attacked by 44 MIGs. A series of dogfights raged between and feet, with one MIG de- stroyed, one probably destroyed and one damaged. The third air battle was a 35- minute melee that swirled south of Sinuiju, just south of the Yalu River border of Manchuria. The American pilots shot down one MIG and damaged four others. U.S. B-29 Superforts dropped 30 tons of air-bursting bombs on Communist front line positions Sunday night Night-flying B-26 light bombers and shore-based Marine planes attacked Commu- nist trucks moving troops and sup- plies to the front Pilots said they destroyed 45 trucks. The Navy said the carrier Bair- oko returned to action off North it today for testimony on the foreign aid bill. Although Congress will have no direct hand in the choice of Eisen- hower's the five-star general resigns to become an ac- tive candidate for the Republican presidential views of the lawmakers might influence President Truman'6 decision. Gruenther is believed to be Eisenhower's personal choice for the North Atlantic Treaty Organ- ization (NATO) command. But Gruenther has been represented .as believing that a European p'.ould take over. In this connection, he is said to have suggested to friends the names of Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Britain or Gen. Alphonse-Pierre Juin of France. Connally told reporters he does not believe the United States should relinquish the top command in an enterprise into which it is pouring so much money. "I don't see why a Briton should be in British aren't By RELMAN MORIN MILWAUKEE tfi Wisconsin, they say, is the "grave yard of and three Republican presidential aspirants are whist- ling hard today as the fateful hour approaches for another primary election. The people speak a week from tomorrow. April 1. As of today, most of the political analysts 'believe Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio has the inside track and is coming fast in the race for the state's 30 GOP convention delegates. They are not, however, ruling out the amiable, silver-blond gov- ernor of California, Earl Warren, who is collecting friends here faster than an expert prune picker could fill a basket in his native state. Stassen Long Shot Harold Stassen, ex-governor of Minnesota, is the third major Republican candidate; He is con- sidered, at best, a very long shot. And over the whole Republican section of the political pattern, in this last week, hangs the long shadow of Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- riower. In a very real way, Eisen- hower, the man who isn't here, can be a decisive factor in the destinies of the other GOP cam- paigns. Judging from the numbers of people you meet, in campaigning around, who say they "like the general seems to be immensely popular here. He is not entered in the primary, however, and there can be no repetition of the Minne- sota write-in wave. Wisconsin does not count write-ins. Consequently, both the Warren and Stassen organizations are try- ing hard to identify their man with Eisenhower, to put the votes that would have gone to him into their own columns. Originally Ike Men Warren's delegates, originally, were Eisenhower men. They called on the governor when Eisenhower's required consent was not forth- coming. They say their votes will go to Eisenhower, at the conven- tion, if or when Warren is unable to obtain the nomination. 3 Tots Lost in Blizzar Found; One Survives State Roads After Blizzard Open Big even joining in the unified army I Warren says he will release his Eisenhower is trying to delegates, whoever they may be, he said I to make their own choice in that Connally added that Gruenther! event. But he is certainly not can expect to be questioned in the campaigning Jere as a stand-in committee's closed session about the timing of Eisenhower's possible resignation and on Gruenther's recommendations for filling the post. Senators, have made no secret of the fact that they will look over the 53-year-old, fast-talking four- star general appraisingly as a possible successor to Eisenhower. Pentagon speculation on an Eis- enhower successor has centered mainly on Gen. Matthew Ridgway, now supreme Allied commander in the Far East. Gruenther has been mentioned prominently in military circles too, although one factor that might weigh against him is the fact he never has held a major field command. Officially, NATO will Delect its own commander but in actual fact the member nations are likely to give most earnest consideration to I in for Eisenhower. Stassen, openly bidding, is telling people his views are closer to Eisenhower's than are those of any other Republican. In effect, he also is using the "A-vote-for-me-is-a- vote-for-Eisenhower" line. So, to a considerable degree, this election and it is a crucial one may turn entirely on the suc- cess the managers have in win- ning, to themselves, the "Eisen- hower vote." If either the Warren or Stassen groups have made any progress in this effort, the results are by no means apparent as you follow the candidates around through fac- tories, farm country and cities. People do not understand the me- chanics of conventions, the function of delegates, switching on the fourth ballot and other maneuvers. Taft Not Involved Taft. of course, is cot involved a presidential So far as is known publicly, Eisenhower has made no official move to submit his resignation. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and smooth, efficient. Knowledgeable, of things, he would not attract an erstwhile Eisenhower vote. He is considered the favorite, right now, for several reasons his hold on the conservative type of Republican, his hard campaign- ing, and his organization. As in New Hampshire, his organization is a thing of beauty to a politician, fair, continued cold tonight. Tues- anrd fall of power. day partly cloudy, not so cold. Low ls headed by Tom Coleman, tonight 15, high Tuesday 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 planes destroyed or damaged 28 buildings, three bridges, one gun position, six small craft and five boxcars. Allied warships continued their patrol and blockade activities on the East Coast. The -Navy reported a sharp in- crease in Communist shore battery fire along the East Coast Maximum, 30: minimum, 20; .UC1.X4.U1 ll.Ll U U4, tfV _ noon, 23; precipitation, 6V4 inches of snow. I Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 25; minimum, 13: noon, 25; precipitation, trace: sun sets tonight at sun rises .to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 1L (former national committeeman. In j this stats, even his opponents tend to lower their voices when they speak of him, cautioning them- selves and you "not to bet against Worst Storm of Year For Many Areas; Twin Cities Get 14 Inches By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS What turned out to be the sea- son's worst snowstorm for many areas of Minnesota was a pretty substantial memory today, as huge drifts lined many of the state's roads and impeded travel even in some of the towns and cities. The snowfall approached but did not quite equal the disastrous Arm- istice day blizzard of 1940 when 16.2 inches of snow fell. Many lives were lost in that storm which caught hundreds unprepared. This year's version of the al- most-annual March snowstorm left behind 14 inches of snow in the Twin Cities. That much snow in the state's two largest cities halted streetcars for many hours and al- most but not quite stopped auto- mobile traffic. Only the heavily traveled streets were kept open by the moving cars during the storm. 'Trains kept running, some of them behind schedule, during the storm, which for a time halted air and bus travel. The State Highway Departments and the snow-clearing crews in the city moved into action as the storm abated early Sunday morning. The State Highway Department said late last night that all roads in the state were open except High- ways 55 and 52 near Maple Plain and Sauk Centre. The state's plows uncovered some wet snow that was on the roads before the weekend storm, and colder temperatures caused this to freeze. Motorists were ad- vised to use caution in highway travel because of possible slippery spots. 'Glad to Be MacArthur Says oi Little Rock Visit LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Douglas MacArthur ducked politi- cal talk and spoke nostalgically of recapturing his youth, of gradi- tude and doubt during a five- hour visit yesterday to this city of his birth. The entire theme of his color- ful trip, during which he was cheered by approximately persons, centered on "I'm glad to be home again." The general did not, by word or action, touch upon his politically tinged speech Saturday at Jack- son, Miss., where he said the na- tional administration "is prepar- ing us for war in Europe." He said the country was plunged, unprepar- ed, into the Korean War and pic- 'tured the administration and its policies as a path to the ruin of the country. An estimated people lined the general's route during the visit here. A Navy R-5D plane casts its shadow in the snow as bales of hay drop to an isolated group of snowbound cattle at left in "Operation Haylift" near Elko, Nev. Six Navy and two Air Force planes scattered some 18 tons of hay to save starving cattle in Nevada's snow-smothered can- yons and ranges. (AP Wirephoto.) 233 Deaths In Tornado, Injured ..LITTLE ROCK, Ark. W) Thy the state on its reforestation irogram. In the winter he cute and rims trees in the forest. Phillips s employed by a Green Bay, Wis., 'inn and is away except for weeJc- nds. The Churches also have an ll-month-old daughter while Phil- lips has four older children by previous marriage. French Plane Crashes, Killing 15 in Africa MARSEILLE, France A French plane was reported to have a snowstorm Saturday night The crashed today in West Africa, killing 15 persons. Reports said there were four sur- vivors of the crash, which occurred as plane was taking off.