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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Warmer Tonight; Some Local Rain Sunday Attend Palm Sunday Concert Broadcast WSTC Auditorium VOLUME 52, NO. 36 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 29, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES When It Was Not JPK-OLE MAN kCtt MlJOrt WMBJ ME maxxriD txricrouKaia OLE MAW MOSE: PRE-DICK-TED AM'D BE SAVED B7 ORSON WELLS -IKI ONE ORUG OVER TH' FINISH AH WAS RLWNIN' AS FAST ASA hn> SooT. Kowkiru Boy Than linn WBt tin nntf frap Ami wffl twfeftt tatty HMfeM. wfcM o hmuljor I) >nJr hw jet couobt by from pnMneric linm. widding not be-and Abw man nlntlra in >n Iril- of iltatiit' but. riw Reyal m by tha aM, aboixfrod aln? fan afeet, yw. dutdi ilip- Canadian lowly Daily IhM hmininily. Ucly TODAY Ike Drive Gathering Strength By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON One more dis- aster to tte candidacy of Sen. Rob- ert A. Taft, like the major set- backs in New Hampshire, Minne- sota, and New Jersey, and the po- litical base on which Taft stands is likely to turn into quicksand. This political base has consisted, of course, of the support of the orthodox Republican regulars na- tionally, and of the key organiza- tion men in the states. And this base is by no means made of solid rock, and never has been. The great majority of the Re- publican regulars whose support is absolutely essential to Taft have been a good deal more cautious It's The Real Thing Today LiV A fener, Daisy Mae Wed by Marryin 'Sam than is generally realized. A check in Taft's own special bailiwick, the United States Senate, shows how very careful those generally iden- tified as Taft men have in fact been. Taft Men Jumpy Consider the following list of names: Senators Butler, Cain, Case, Condon, Dworshak, Ecton, Hickenlooper, Jenner, Kem, Ma- lone, Martin, Mundt, Sea ton, Welk- er, Williams, and Young. Surely the, political and ideological leader of these men is Sen: Taft, and they might be expected to be out on the firing lines, doing battle for their hero. Not at all. Not a single one of these Taft colleagues is pub- licly committed to support of the Taft candidacy, although almost all of them would certainly like to see him nominated. Even Sen. Jo- seph McCarthy has conspicuously failed to return Sen. Taft's public embrace. What is true of the Tart-minded men in the Senate is just as true of the key organization regulars in the states. If anything, indeed, they have been more cautious. An occasional professional, like Henry Zweifel, of Texas, or John E. Jack- son; of Louisiana, is publicly com- mitted to Taft, just as an occa- sional senator, like Homer Cape- hart, of Indiana, and Everett Dirk- sen, of Illinois, has made the leap. But the great majority of the or- ganization men have carefully left themselves an escape hatch, how- ever much they may favor Taft in private. Eye Escape Hatch Moreover, a certain tentative groping towards the escape hatch has very recently become notice- able. Pennsylvania's Mason Ow- lett, for example, of the famous Grundy-Owlett machine, and Mich- igan's shrewd national committee- man, Arthur Summerfield, have both been considered strongly Taft- minded, especially the former. Now they are reported in "friendly contact" with the Eisenhower forces. And this groping for the escape hatch is certainly going on Some years ago, Li'l Abner sang: glad ah is a bachelvh! Ah'm young 'n spry 'n free! Raint nevah gettin' married! No gal kin bother me! But that was some years ago. Today Al Capp's Republican-Her- ald comic strip hero gets married. To Daisy Mae, nacherly. "This time it's the real says Capp. "Yes, after 18 years the poor lout is finally, hopelessly in one of Marryin' Sam's cheapest, most humiliating weddings. "It was wonderful while it lasted, and I had no reason for marrying Abner off to Daisy Mae. But then something happened that threaten- ed to shackle me and my kind of comic strip. It's what I call the gradual loss of our fifth- freedom. Without it, the other four freedoms aren't much fun, because the fifth is the freedom to laugh at each other. "My kind of comic strip finds its elsewhere. A couple of months before the New Hampshire primary Time magazine published a state-by- state report of the comparative strength of Taft and Eisenhower. In its current 'issue, Newsweek does the same thing. The two re- ports make some interesting con- trasts in a number of -states. For example: ALABAMA. Time: "Taft has eight or ten." Newsweek: "Eisen- hower has at least nine of the state's 11 votes. He may get all GEORGIA. Time: "National Committeeman Harry Sommers has made tlie jump for Taft" Newsweek: "It's now probable that Taft won't get more than one Hopes Bright For Avoiding Steel Strike By NORMAN WALKER WASHINGTON OP) A sudden peace move by the steel industry spurred hopes today that a sched- uled April 8 steel strike may be averted. The industry's six largest pro- ducers arranged to begin meetings Monday in New York with CIO President Philip Murray, head of the steelworkers union. The facts that the bid for the meetings came from the companies and that they are willing to take the unprecedented step of bargain- ing as a group with the union seemed promising. This indicated possibly the in- dustry had been passed the word that the government was ready to give it the price relief industry has said was needed before it could make a wage deal with Murray for basis steelworkers. Murray himself carefully refrain- ed from expressing any optimism, telling the workers from Pittsburgh they would be fully advised of any progress in the meetings, adding: "It is not to be assumed that the convening of the conference indicates agreement upon the issues." None of the stabilization officials here who have been wrestling with the price problem would talk. But negotiations had been in a stale- mate, and now that they were sud- denly revived, and in a business- like manner, seemed to indicate something had happened. It was considered possible the indurtry had merely received iron- clad assurances of a future price not to be given until the steel labor dispute had faded out of the public eye, per- haps several months hence. fun wherever there is lunacy, and American life is rich in lunacy everywhere you look. I created labor-hating labor leaders, money- foolish financiers, and Senator Jack S. ('Good old Jack S.') Phogbound. Race-hate peddlers gave me some of my juciest comedy characters, and I had the Yokums tell them what I know is true: That all races are God's children, equally loved by their Father. "For the first 14 years I reveled in the freedom to laugh at Amer- ica. But now America has chang- ed. The humorist feels the change more, perhaps, than anyone. Now there are things about America we can't kid. "I realized it first when four years ago I created the Schmoo, a totally boneless and wildly affec- tionate little animal. There were some disturbing letters. Then I created the Kigmy, an animal that loved to be kicked around, thus making it unnecessary for people to kick each other around. This ns Says U.S. rms Superior time a lot more letters grier, more suspicious. I was as- tounded to find it had become un- popular to laugh at any fellow Americans. In fact, when I looked around, I realized that a new kind of humorist had taken humorist who kidded nothing but himself. "So that was when I decided to go back to fairy tales until the at- mosphere is gone.; That is the real reason why Li'l Abner married Dai- sy Mae. At least for the time be- ing, I can't create any more Schmoos and Kigmies; and when Senator Phogbound turns up now, I have to explain carefully that, heavens-to-Betsy, goodness-no, he's not typical. Nobody like THAT ever holds public office. "After a decade and a half of using my characters as merely rea- sons to swing my searchlight on America, I began all over again to examine them, as people. Frankly, I was delighted with them. I be- came re-acquainted with Lil Ab- ner as a human being, with Daisy Mae as an agonizingly frustrated girl. The more I thought about it, the more complicated and dis- astrous, and, therefore, irresistible, the idea became. "Do Li'l Abner and Daisy Mae live happily forever after like other people, or is this just the beginning of even more compli- cated disasters, more unbearable miseries'? They are married, all right. But if you think the future is serene for them, you're (Haw! living in a fool's paradise." Richard Marandola watches proudly as his dog Rusty inarches along on two legs at Cranston, R. I. Both Rus- ty's front legs were broken when he was run over by an auto a couple of months ago. While they were healing in splints, Rusty learned to walk on his hind legs. Though he customarily uses four now, it's no trouble at all to use just two when his master tells him. (AP Wirephoto) Truman Tajk Tonight Unlikely To Clear Air By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON W) President Truman mounts the political stump Burnet Maybank (D-SC) urged him to "end this con- fusion" by announcing whether he is going to seek another term. But Democrats .closer to the President seemed to have the gen- eral opinion he probably won't tip his hand in an address here at the ?100-a-plate Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner. They looked for Truman to come up instead with a blast at the Re- publicans in the style of his 1948 'give 'em hell" campaign. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and warmer tonight Sun- day increasing cloudiness with some chance of local rain in the afternoon. Low tonight 34, high Sunday 50. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, SO; minimum, 27; noon, 50; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 3. with or two of the 17 delegates, Eisenhower getting the rest" Switches Seen ILLINOIS. Time: "All Taft" Newsweek: "Now it's probable that pro-Ike delegates will be elected in three districts." MONTANA. Time: "Taft will get the Montana delegation unless there is a dramatic move for Ike." Newsweefc "It's likely that five wfll befor Ike, three for Taft" SOUTH CAROLINA. Time: "An Taft." Newsweek: "How the state votes will depend on which group (pro-Taft or pro-Eisenhower) the courts recognize." VIRGINIA. Time: "Taft claims the state-----" Newsweek: Virginia "probably win vote for whoever seems 'most likely to win." And so on. What this means, of on Page 2, Column 7.) ALSOPS House Hopes to Dodge Vote on Vatican Issue By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON WwHouse mem- bers squirmed today over the dis- turbing prospect of possibly being forced to let the public know how they stand on the hot issue of send- ing a United States diplomatic rep- resentative to the Vatican. They had hoped to avoid it in an election year in which every vote may count and members are re- luctant to offend any large group of voters. The showdown won't come until the latter part of next week, when the House votes on the State De- partment's 1953 budget Current indications are that the [House will duck an actual roll-call would pat them on settle the issne by a teller, or standing, vote on which members are not recorded by name. The parliamentary situation fav- ors those not desiring a roll-can i vote. i The issue of sending a U. S. rep- resentative to the seat of the Rom- an Catholic Church was injected into the State Department bin yes- tenlay. The appropriations committee by a closed-door vote of 19 to 17, with three members voting wrote into the bin a prohibition against using any of the money to finance a diplomatic mission to the papal state unless the head of that mission had been confirmed by the Supports Russell Along with many other Southern Democrats in Congress, Maybank is supporting Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia for the party's presi- dential nomination. The Russell camp's primary goal is to keep Truman from being re- elected, if he decides to the Georgian's backers would like to -know Truman's intentions as soon, as possible so they can map their strategy. Maybank said, however, that "aside from any such factor, he (Truman) owes it to the people to say now whether be is going to try for another term." May- bank added: "The time has come for the President of the United States to lay his cards on the table and end this confusion. He should do that in justice to the Democratic party." Democratic national committeemah from South Caro- lina, told a reporter, "The people want to know now who the candi- dates are going to be for the Dem- ocratic nomination, and they are entitled to know." Hurts Congressmen He also said the lack of an an- nouncement by Truman is playing bob with. Democrats in Congress "who are op for re-election and don't have any idea whether to support Truman or someone else" for the White House. Only one avowed candidate, for the Democratic nomination Ens- slated to attend tonight's Jefferson-Jackson dinner. Taft Confident Of Wisconsin Victory Tuesday Ohio Senator Bids for All 30 Convention Votes MILWAUKEE Robert A. Taft said he believes he wil win handily in Wisconsin's show- down vote Tuesday on 30 Repub- lican presidential nominating dele- gates. "But the Ohio senator told this reporter he regards the situation created by a five-slate race and the injection of Gen. Bwigbt D. Eisenhower's name into the pri- mary so "peculiar" he is not claiming any sweep. Most observers think Taft will have to out-distance his opponents here if he hopes to retrieve the national prestige lost in his New Hampshire defeat by Eisenhower. 30 Delegates The 30 GOP delegates will be elected on the basis of 10 at large and 20 in districts. Delegate slates have been entered for Taft, Gov. Earl Warren of California, former Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minne- sota, Grant A. Ritter of Beloit and Perry J. Stearns of. Milwaukee. Only Taft and Stearns, who isn't regarded as a threat, are running on their own. Stassen has offered to Eisenhower half of any dele- gates elected for him. Warren's delegate candidates have said they will support Eisenhower if the Cali- fornian drops out of the race. Taft gave his opinion of this situation to a chuckling crowd of business men here yesterday. "In one case, the candidate seems to have run out on his dele- gates and in the other the dele- gates seem to have run out on the he declared. Taft backers obviously don't be- lieve either Warren or Stassen will poll as strong a combined vote in the state as Eisenhower might get if he were on the ticket. Appear Worried But they also appear worried by the effect on their own chances of the Ritter slate. It is running for Gen. Douglas MacArthur, de- spite his announcement he is not a candidate. Although MacArthur has urged Wisconsin voters not to "waste" their ballots on him and has in- dicated support of Taft, he still may have latent strength in Mil- waukee, where Taft is regarded as weakest. The general carried Milwaukee in 1948, when he and Stassen divided the state's dele- gates. John Chappie, national president of "Fighters for claimed in a statement that the general will get four of the state's 30 delegates this time. James Kirk has a tussle on iris hands as he holds quadruplet lambs, considered a rarity, which were born on his farm in Caro, Mich. Farmer Kirk is a former state representative in Michi- gan. (AP Wirephoto) Free World Doubts Germ War Stories .By. THE ASSOCIATED PJZESS Soviet charges that the United States is waging germ warfare in ''forth- Korea and Red China are' meeting in general with disbelief utside the Iron Curtain countries, an Associated Press survey showed oday. It is impossible to telLwhat effect the Soviet charges are having on the populations 'in the Communist countries. One of the chief aims of the Soviets is to sell the millions of people in Southeast Asia the idea that the Western powers have no compunction against unloosing the dreaded weapons of germ warfare to further "Western imperialism." The United States and Britain demanded that the International Red Cross or lhe World Health Organization be 'permitted to send experts into Communist China and North Korea and report what they found. The Communists replied with a scornful no. Termed Ridiculous British Foreign Office officials believe the Communist refusal to permit such inspection has blunted the effect of the Red propaganda on the minds of Asian peoples. But the officials admit that coun- teracting the "big lie" tactics of the Soviets 'is a tough task, and the Communists will have a victory even if they raise doubts in enough Ctn. Collins artillery and Ike May Get 11 of Maine's 16 Delegates BANGOR, Me. Eisen- hower gets nine maybe ll of Maine's 16 Republican National Convention votes; the other five are held by Taft delegates. Two members of the delegation elected at yesterday's state con windup say they're neu tral. But they reportedly lean I Ike as. a presidential nominee. The general's campaign chie didn't hesitate to claim them. Sen Henry Cabot saic in Washington that 11 delegate were for notabl and significant victory." Senate. Rep. Preston sponsor of the amendment, told newsmen his aim was to prevent President Tru- man from setting up a diplomatic mission by nominating an ambas- sador or minister while the Senate is in recess later this year. The 'President nominated Gee. Mark dark to be ambassador to the Vatican last year, bnt the Sea- ate refused to act on it and the President did cot thic resubmit the Check Writer Gets Car-Stealing Term .INDIANAPOLIS US-James D. Fader, 22, Minneapolis, po- lice said admitted using a phony check to boy a boose and] lot in Washington, 'was sentenced' yesterday to three years in prison on a federal car theft charge. Judge William E. Steckler sen- tenced Fader oa his plea of guilty to a charge of driving a stolen car from Washington to Indianapolis. There were no flM in the cheek writing case. Brandt, sobs farewell to her dog, vagabond canine of Shepherd was adopted by the Brandt family of Topeka, Kan., after tbe flood last July. The Brandts are moving to Texas and had to find a new owner for their flood-refugee dog. They received more than 150 requests to adopt Chris after his picture appeared in The Dafly Capital in Topekal, The pooch now has new owners, Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson, who operate a farm near Lecompton, Kan (AP Wirephoto) minds. Newspapers in French-controlled sections of Viet Nam, where the French are heading the fight 'against the Communist-led Viet- minh, view the germ charges as just as ridiculous as the Commu- nist accusations a couple of years back that Americans were drop- ping potato bugs in the Soviet zone of Germany and Czechoslovakia. Saigon newspapers give a big play to the Red charges and the American denials. Many of the papers have pointed out that the Chinese Communists killed off many of their best physicians in purges, are undoubtedly short of medical supplies and are under- going epidemics. Saigon radio broadcasts emphasize that the Reds have refused to agree to any impartial. investigation. In India a top level official sum- marized his government's reaction the Soviet charges as "incredu- horror." India's press would like to see an impartial investigation, "pref- erably by the International Eed Cross." Not Some followers of Mohandas randhi, however, are inclined to give the CMnese Beds the benefit of the doubt until an inquiry is nade. Said one such disciple to a Western questioner: "After yoa dropped the atom omb on Japan, I'm afraid 'the Asians would not be surprised at anything you would do." Indonesia's press, concerned with a cabinet crisis, has paid Imost no attention, to. toe Com- munist charges. Government of- cials privately are .skeptical of le accusations but say the Chinese lould "prove what: they say' is rue" by admitting an international nvestigating committee. Responsible observers of public pinion feel, however, that the con- ant Red reiterations of the charges has aroused "widespread doubts" among many ho usually bend to be snspkiom of. Western sincerity. Army Firepower Increased 50% Since Last War Draft Calls to Hit Monthly July 1; To Replace By RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON UV-Gen. J. Law- ton Collins says the Army has increased its firepower by 50 per cent over World War H and is making "superior weapons to those of the" Soviets." The Army Chief of Staff told Congress the Korean campaign, which officials disclosed has cost the Army alone over eight billion dollars, proved this superiority. Collins said the American arsen- i al of from artillery to tanks, now would b e "t r e m e n- dously against a mass j Russian attack in I Europe. In the future, he said, "atomic guided missiles with and without atomic warheads will greatly en- hance the power" of forces trying to hold back a mass assault Collins and other top officers tes- tified last month.before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Army requests for of new funds in next year's 52-bil- lion-dollar military budget. Their testimony was released today. S380 Million Monthly Maj. Gen. G. H. Decker, chief Army budget officer, said the Army's share of the Korean fight- ing averages about million a month, even during the "Twi- light War." He said the Army cost was around seven billion at the end of last year and probably would reach nine billion by next June 30, if fighting continues. Decker said this was the cost of maintaining the Army and materiel it had supplied to other American services and United Nations Allies. It does not repre- sent the total American or Allied cost of the campaign. He said the Army would need a supplemental appropriation of about two billion dollars if hostilv ties continue through June. Hopes for Armistice Collins said "an armistice un- der honorable terms would be a successful conclusion" of the Ko- rean campaign. Meanwhile the ob- jective is to hold on to present ter- ritory. The subcommittee also was told: 1. Army draft calls will jump to around a month after July 1, more than triple the scheduled for May. Recruits will be needed to replace between 000 and inductees who will be released from service before June 30, 1353. 2. Antiaircraft defenses around key American cities and industrial areas nave been more than dou- bled but are not yet sufficient, Collins said. However, "our new rockets and missiles are showing great progress and will materially strengthen the defenses of our ci- ties against enemy air attacks." "Greet Fire Power" Collins said a Russian attack on Europe would be', met by the "great firepower" of conventional weapons, plus a "series of new antitank equally effec- tive against troops and armor. These would be augmented by "greatly improved -tanks" and airpower. "We know from experience that such a he said, "can greatly reduce the offensive pow- er of an Army that uses masses of manpower aad a -great many such as the Russians do. The chief of staff said the super- iority of American land over the Soviet! had been proved in Korea. Army to Spend Mora Catching Deserters WASHINGTON plans to spend, more money next year for catching deserters than in awarding medals. Breakdown of miscellaneous per- sonnel costs under .Jfce requested in new: funds for next year showed their' items; of dewrters. and istjaao." ;