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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Generally Fair Tonight and Saturday; Warmer VOLUME 52, NO. 35 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 28, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES Grandma Scragg requests the honor of your presence tt the marriage of her granddaughter Daisy Mae to Ll'l Abner Yokum Saturday, the twenty-ninth of March Nineteen-hundred and in The Republican-Herald Reception following ceremony. Hairless Joe and Lonesome Polecat will serve Kickapoo Joy- juice spiked with skonk essence and hog jowls. R.S.V.P.. Box 85. Minn. Wait'll You Hear From Mammy Saturday Wedding Day for Lfl Abner TODAY Truman Undecided On Race ty JOSEPH STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON visitors to Key West strongly suspect that the Presidential mind, which was pretty well made up until very re- cently, has now been unmade again. They are also beginning to believe, as one Key West pilgrim put it, that "this may be 1340 all over In short, the feeling is that President Truman, contrary to previous expectations, will not announce his future course for a long time, and perhaps not until just before the Democratic convention in July. Trying to read the President's mind is, of course, an exceedingly risky business. But it is at least true that a subtle but significant change in the President's attitude is reported from Key West. Before going to Florida, Truman gave those close to him good reason to believe that he would announce his course 12 was one date specifically mentioned. Eyes on April 12 Aside from the fact that April 12 is the seventh anniversary of Truman's taking office, this date has another significance. It is four days after the primary in Illinois, in which Gov. Adlai Stevenson is ex- pected to be renominated. Thus Stevenson could thereafter be- come a Presidential candidate and still retain the power to influence the choice of his successor as gov- ernor, if need be. And there were plenty of other indications that Tru- man planned to withdraw and pro- mote a Stevenson candidacy. Before going to Key West, for example, Truman even had reports prepared for him, analyzing such matters as Stevenson's probable state-by-state political strength and the'political impact of his divorce. the KCW atmosphere at Key West has thrown some doubt on the obvious implication that Tru- man was preparing to withdraw soon, in plenty of time for a Stev- enson boom to get under way. Truman still talks to intimates in a way which clearly suggests that he does not want to run. But be has brushed aside suggestions thxt be might give the faithful at least broad bint at the Jeffer- son-Jackson dinner on March 23, or soon thereafter. As for son, bis name is mentioned these days, is apt to react either rather caustically or not at all And although they may be dead wrong, those in the best po- (Continued en Pcge 4, Column 5) ALSOPS I to Be Mr. end Mrs. Abner Yekum Wedding bells will peal in Dogpatch tomorrow! Marryin' Sam is on deck: Uncle Future Yokum's supply of nickels is depleted and Daisy Mae's onion sack wedding veil is completed. But if you're skeptical, you're justified. Lately The Republican- Herald strip creators have bad a yen for giving their heroes narrow matrimonial escapes. Steve Canyon just flew the coop, and -Junior of the Dick Tracy strip was saved, from the fatal step by a fatal shooting. Meanwhile, the creators of Mark Trail and Rex Morgan, MD., keep us in suspense with their trian gular love affairs. But it looks as if the society event of the century cannot be avoided. Tomorry is day for Li'l Abner chunk o' red-blooded American youth) and lovely Daisy Mae Scragg. In his Boston studio, Al Capp agreed, "It DOES look as though that trembling lout, Yokum, is fin- ally being married to that juicy Daisy Mae. "But, he adds, "I won't believe it until I hear his mammy admit that it's true. She's the only one in the family I trust "I've been tricked by Li'l Abner too often in the past to take any stock in anything HE claims, and as for Daisy Mae, she WANTS to be married so desperately that any claims she might make are apt to be SO per cent wishful thinking. I won't even discuss Pappy's ve- racity or reliability, since this is no time to delve into worm life. "I'm just biding my time until I hear from Mammy Yokum. When she says it's finally, fatally true that they're I'll know it is. Not a minute Despite bur waning doubts, we take the liberty to print this invita- tion, requesting the honor of your presence tomorry at the society event of the century. Tali, Kefauver Top Wisconsin Primary Poll 35 Newspapers Participate in Second Survey (Editor's note: Who will get Wisconsin's 30 Republican and 28 Democratic convention votes? For an on-the-spot esti- mate from communities all over the state, The Associated Press has made a second sur- vey of Wisconsin editors, re- ported below.) By RELMAN MORIN MILWAUKEE summary of reports from Wisconsin news- paper editors again indicated today that Sen. Robert A. Taft and Sen. Estes Kefauver are leading in the race for delegates to be elected in the state's primary election next Tuesday. It was the second Associated Press survey, and it showed the editors believe that Gov. Earl Warren of California has made gains on Taft in some counties in the race for the 30 Republican delegates. Kefauver appeared to have strengthened his position against Lwo separate slates, each claiming :o represent President Truman in the contest for the state's 28 votes at the Democratic National Con- vention. 35 Papers Help A total of 35 newspapers partici- >ated in the second survey as against 45 in the first one. Of the 35, six have endorsed Taft; Stassen and Eisenhower have the endorse- ments of one each. The comparative reports: REPUBLICANS week Taft Warren Stassen Undecided 34 4 4 6 Eisenhower, week "aft Warren Stassen Undecidec 23 7 1 4 DEMOCRATS Truman Kefauver Undecided Last week 13, 22 10 This week 9 23 3 The first survey was made bc- ore the Minnesota primary dec- .on, in Gen. Dwight D. lisenhower was given write-in votes. His name is no1 entered in the Wisconsin primary, nd write-ins are not counted here. Nevertheless, a number of ed- :ors said the unexpected size of le Minnesota vote for Eisenhower ad sharply affected sentiment in their communities. Pattern Blurred Actually, the pattern of senti- ment in Wisconsin may be more lurred at this point than it was week ago. A good deal of con- usion in public opinion respecting various candidates seems to ave resulted from: 1. The definite statement by Barren's delegate-candidates that ley will vote for Eisenhower at ie GOP National Convention whenever it becomes certain War- en cannot win the 'nomination. 2. Harold Stassen's announce- ment that half of the number of Wisconsin delegates he may win rill be permitted to vote for Eisen- ower on the first ballot at the hicago convention. ke's Staff Thinks designation imminent SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, llied Powers in Europe Among Allied officers ,at SHAPE there is little doubt that their boss, Gen. Eisenhower, will submit his resignation shortly after his annual report is published next Wednes- day. Restaurant Prices Frozen WASHINGTON Restau- rant meal prices have been frozen, effective April 7, at their Feb. 3-9 level And operators must post by April 25 the ceilings on their main food and drink items. The Office of Price Stabiliza- tion issued the order last night. It said restaurants could change their prices up or down only on OPS orders. These would be based primarily on significant changes in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly wholesale food price inde_x. Price Stabilizer Ellis Arnall said be foresaw no general changes in since food costs are "fairly well stabilized." The new regulation replaces an order, in effect about a year, which permitted restaurants to adjust selling prices at any time to match percentage changes in their food costs. Truman Mum on Whether He'll Run This Fall By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON President Truman, back from Florida feei- ng "never better in my still is keeping mum on whether he feels like running for another term. Returning last night from a three-week vacation in Key West, the sun-tanned President obviously was delighted to move back into the remodeled White House after living more than three years across Pennsylvania avenue in Blair House. But, standing at the front door of the "new" mansion, he only smiled and continued to keep everyone guessing when General Services Administrator Jess Larson alluded to the reconstruc- tion job and said: "If you want to do this job over again in a couple of years, I'll be glad to supervise it for you." Steps Question Sidestepping the .suggestion he might still be the White House oc- cupant rtfcenv. tne Yreiident replied: "Thank you, 'Jess, but I hope it will never have to be done over again." Newsmen had no better luck when'Truman stepped jauntily from his plane, the Independence, at Na- tional Airport. In between a. welcome-home hug from Mrs. Truman and handshakes with members of his cabinet, the President was asked whether he had anything to say about publish- ed reports that: 1. He had asked Adlai Stevenson of Illinois to become the adminis- tration candidate for President. 2. Stevenson had said, politely but firmly, nothing doing. "No the President tossed over his shoulder. And back came a crisp "no" when a reporter inquired whether the President had received "any indication when Gen. Eisenhower wants to be relieved" as supreme commander in Europe to come home and campaign for the Repub- lican presidential nomination. venson Presidential Call Politics At a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and Sen. Robert S. Kerr of Oklahoma campaign in Nebraska for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio, Gov. Earl Warren of California and Harold Stassen of Minnesota campaign in Wisconsin for the Re- publican presidential nomination. Maine Republicans conclude a two-day convention in Bangor to select 16 national convention delegates. Wants to Remain Illinois Governor SPRINGFIELD, HI. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois ex- plained the reasons today why he does not want to be the Democratic candidate for President and indicated that he will resist any to draft him. There is considerable evidence that Stevenson is President Tru- man's personal choice to succeed him. Stevenson, in an interview This Is A Photo View of the remodeled White House and its rose garden. President and Mrs. Truman Amoved back'into the executive mansion Thursday after three years during which the structure was rebuilt inside and out. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) U.S. 18th Nation To Recognize Cuba HAVANA, Cuba United States became the 18th nation to recognize the revolutionary govern- ment of Fulgencio Batista. The announcement of American recognition came as ousted Presi- ient Carlos Prio Socarras appealed rom exile in Miami, Fla., to the Cuban Senate not to recognize the Jatista regime, which seized power March 10. Farm, Labor, Church Spokesmen Called on Foreign Aid Proposal By JOE HALL WASHINGTON considering President Truman's Foreign Aid Bill today hear for the first time the views of private witnesses. Up to now only top ranking government officials have all favorably. Representatives of such organizations as the American Farm Bu- reau Federation, the National Grange, the National Farmers Un- ion, the American Federation of Labor, the Congress of Industrial Organizations, the National Council of Churches and the U. S. Coal Ex- porters Association were called be- fore the Foreign Relations Com- Jury Convicts Boyko of 2nd Degree Murder MINNEAPOLIS John Boy- ko, 22, today was convicted of sec- ond degree murder for the slay- ing of his wife, Jacqueline, 18. The verdict was returned by a Hennepin County Grand Jury after about 19 hours' deliberation. The jury got the case at p.m. yes- terday. In his charge, Judge Paul J. Jaroscak gave the jurors a choice of four possible verdicts, guilty of first or second degree murder and first degree manslaughter or inno- cent. Michael Dillon, Hennepin Coun- ty Attorney, asked for a first de- gree murder conviction. Mrs. Boyko was shot through the head and state witnesses testified there was evidence she had been beaten before being shot. Lewis E. Loomann, public de- fender who represented Boyko, asked for a manslaughter verdict He told the jury "Boyko simply blew his top" during a domestic quarreL Even Two Engines couldn't get this Chicago and North Western passenger train through the big snow drifts at Bee Heights. S. D., last weekend. The doubleheader was stalled about SO hours before it was freed by railroad plows. About half of the homes in the town provided beds for the 44 passengers aed railroad crewmen who were stranded. {AP Photo} mittee. One U. S. Chamber of was not on the list. A committee staff member said the chamber origi- nally had been scheduled but "went off in a huff." 9 Days to Testify The chamber complained Wed nesday that pro-administration wit nesses were given nine days to tes tify, while non-government witnes ses "representing the tax-paying public" were jammed into a one day session, each limited to 10 minutes. Today, instead of having repre- sentatives testify, the chamber filed a statement with the commit tee urging that no new authori- zations be approved this year for foreign aid. It said foreign spend- ing should be held to five billion dollars, to be financed from funds left over from the past year. Want Cutback The statement said the chamber has supported all previous foreign aid programs, but it believes the time has come to cut back because (1) all programs have "fallen far short of and (2) the nation's economy is endangered. It said the tax burden is ap- proaching 35 per cent of-national income, inflation has reduced the value of the American dollar al- most 50 per cent in the pist decade, and continued spending will lead to of confidence in our national solvency." It added that an "international blackmail system" is developing and that the American public doesn't know what is going on be- cause facts arc being concealed be- hind a "red tape curtain." what warmer. tonight Two House committees also are high Saturday 46. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 41; minimum, 25; noon, 41; precipitation, Trace of snow; sos sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional -weather SB Page 15- WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair tonight and Saturday, some- conducting bearings on the pro- gram today. The Armed Services Committee is to hear Gen. Alfred if. Gruen- taer, top deputy to Gen. Xtaigbt D. Eisenhower, behind closed doors. Gen. Bradley is to appear before the .Foreign Affairs Committee, also in executive session. Five Miners Drown, Blast Fills Up Shaft POTTSVTLLE, Pa. mine workers, about ready to quit for the day, drowned last night after a dynamite explosion filled the jottom of a small independent coal shaft with water. Two survivors of a seven man party were walking from a tunnel 438 feet below the surface of the earth when their companions set off the blast. The two told mine inspectors the walls collapsed and water rushed in from a nearby abandoned mine. Special electric pumps- were >rougnt to the scene in Eastern Pennsylvania's hard coal region. Workers rushed the pumping jration with the hope of recovering the bodies of-the victims. The dead all were from neigh- boring communities. Gandhi's Son Breaks 21-Day Fast in Africa DURBAN, South Africa nilal. Gandhi drank a glass of fruit juice this morning, thus ending a 21-day fast to protest against the South African government's policy of race segregation. 59, son of the late Mo- handas K. Gandhi of India, lost 28 pounds. here today, declined to dis- cuss his last conversation with the President. From reliable Illinois sources, however, it was learned that he is under "very heavy pressure" to reverse his decision not to run for the presidency. "I don't know what more I can do to make my position Stevenson said. "I have repeatedly said I am running for re-election for governor of this state, and that's all. I am not after the Demo- cratic nomination for President." He gave these reasons for his position with respect to the presi- dency: Financial Sacrifice 1. Men "I talked, wheedled and blackjacked a number of men into coming into this state govern- ment. For most of them, it meant a financial sacrifice as well -as leaving their businesses. I don't feel, now, that I can walk out on my obligations to them after they have agreed to help me." 2. Personal interests "I con- sidered getting out of elective of- fice some months ago. The de- cision to run for re-election''in Illinois was a hard one. Having made it, I am not going through all that struggle again with regard to a totally different job." 3. Program "My work here is not finished. That was, and is, the overriding consideration with me." (He listed state government, consolidation of the state pattern of higher educa- tion, and streamlining as among the major objectives yet to be achieved.) Believed Sincere. 4. Effect on the Illinois primary I were to withdraw from this election now, there would be complete chaos here. I am not prepared to do that to the people supporting me." Stevenson gives every impres- sion of complete sincerity. He is, his own defl- n'tion, "an internationalist" strong- ly in favor of the present American foreign policy, especially in Europe. His friends believe that, if program were to be threatened "By developments in this year's presi- dential election, he might change his present position. Stevenson's family has beenMa Jublic life for six generations. He is the fourth Democratic governor elected in Illinois in nearly a century. His plurality Very Popular Political observers assert tint he size of the plurality indicates ie drew thousands of Republican votes, and, more important now, heavy support from independent roters. In this presidential year, both major parties are bending every effort to attract the independent rote. For that reason, among others, Stevenson looks especially attrac- ivc to many Democratic pro- essionals. But roost of them-here in the state believe him when be said be won't be the party candidate. Ranchers Kill Slayer of Three MERBCHAN, Neb. IB-Grim Ne- through the front doorway of hit braska ranchers avenged the killing of three neighbors yester- day by cornering the gunman in shed and firing bullet after bullet oniil toe- triple-slayer cried out: "I'm through, come and get The.angry posse poured into the uilding and dragged out 32-year- old Blaine Ellis, still clutching his shotgun. Mortally wounded, Ellis gasped out the phrases, "they bawled me out" and "just the meanness in me." Officers said it was the dying man's admission that he killed Mr. and Mrs. George Mensjnger and a neighbor. Deo Gardner, yesterday morning. Ellu formerly lived about wo miles front tne Mensingers. The posse opened fire after Ellis raised his gun as if to shoot of a acre ranch miles south of Memman. He killed early yesterday by shotgun blast farm home. His wife, Elaine, 24, was wounded but reached a tele- phone and gave the alarm. Another shot killed her and wounded her 10-month old baby. Comb Gardner, SO, and another neigh: bor, Cliff McDonald, bad rtarted for the Meniinger ranch, what they met the assailant. Gardner was killed by a pistol shot and: McDonald wounded by a tbotgot blast x- and tmmitpfojfr helped comb toe almost with jeept, and A of more 100 cornered in a ihed 4n the Andy Andenea ranch about from Meniinger's place. Two nearby and an 'Up drum were aflame as tixc gnMudtif. dragged-into tbe farm yard. He waif flown to Valentine. but died before be eould ;