Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Rain Late Tonight And Friday, No Change In Temperature River Stage 24-Hour (Flood Stage 13) Today 10.35 .40 Year Ago 10.51 .29 VOLUME 52, NO. 70 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 8, 1952 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES New Brighton Arsenal Blast Unions Refuse Kills Worker, Injures Another To End Strike In Oil Dispute A St. Paul Man, Duane Beckman, 23, was killed when primers 'he was loading on this truck exploded today at the Twin Cities arsenal plant ST. PAUL, Minn, man was killed and another seriously injured early today when cartridge primers blew up at the Twin Cities arsenal plant in New Brighton, Dead is Duane A. Beckman, 23, 1785 Sher- burne, St. Paul. In a critical condition at St. Barnabas Hos- pital, Minneapolis, is Gerald B. Murray, 19, 83 West Summit, St. Paul. Arsenal officials said the primers, small cup- like explosives inserted in the bases of cartridges to set off the main charge, exploded while Beck- man was loading them or. a truck. at New Brightoa. The blast ripped off part of the truck's side. Another man was injured. (AP Wire- photo to The The explosion was in the magazine storage area of the plant, 200 feet from the nearest office building. None of the arsenal buildings was dam- aged by the blast. Investigating the explosion is a board com- posed of Federal Cartridge Corp., officials and Ordnance' Corps officials. The board is headed by Capt. Laurence J, Deslauriers. Both Beckman and .Murray were Federal Cartridge Corp., employes. Federal Cartridge oc- cupies the main portion of the New Brighton plant, manufacturing 30 and 50 calibre cartridges. 1 Beckman is survived by his wife and parents. Murray is married and has one child. Next Step in Korea Left to Communists U. of M. Associate Professor Headlines Day-Long Sessions By ELTON C. FAY AP Military Reporter WASHINGTON W) President Truman left the Asiatic Commu- nists today with the choice of ac cepting what is apparently the final Allied armistice offer or con- tinuing a war that has gained them little. While the Communists mulled over the President's declaration yesterday that the United Nations three-point truce proposal must be accepted in entirety, military and diplomatic officials consid- ered what to do if it isn't. If the Chinese and Korean Reds turn down the one-package pro- posal, including the point that there be no forced return of pris- oners, the prospects for continued war seemed uppermost. Looking Ahead The shape this war could more prolonged stalemate on the existing battleline, a blockade of Red China's polls, attacks on the China in several alternatives considered by the Uni- ted States and ils Allies. A diplomatic effort outside Korea to settle the dispute remained at least a possibility. Deputy Defense Secretary William C. Foster was asked by reporters yesterday if di- rect negotiations with Russia had been considered. Foster replied that "every alternative has been including that one. The single package proposal sub- mitted by Gen, Matthew B. Ridg- way's negotiators at Panmunjom and supported by the U. N. Allies contains these three points: 1. "That there shall be no forced repatriation of prisoners of as the have insisted" (the President's summary of the Interviews conducted by the Allies have shown that of the prisoners would op- pose return to Communists' hands, This is a bitter blow to Communist prestige. 2. The United Nations will not Billion Dollar Cut in Foreign Aid Predicted William Fox insist on prohibiting reconstruction or repair of airfields in Communist areas. 3. The commission to supsrvise an armistice shall include two Communist satellite nations Po- land end two chosen by the United Nations- Sweden and Switzerland. Mars Nearer Earth TOKYO WV- The planet Mars was just a comet's throw from the earth tonight a mere miles. Uyemo National Science Museum invited Japanese to come take a look through its telescopes Mars' close approach. William Fox, Pioneer of Movies, Dead NEW YORK William Fox, 73, a pioneer motion picture pro- ducer and one-time operator o1 more than 250 theaters valued a1 more than 100 million dollars, died in Doctors Hospital today. Fox ran into a personal fortune of 35 million dollars but his moving picture empire crum bled under the depression, cred- itors and law suits. He served a five-month term in prison at the age of 63 on charges of conspiring to obstruct justice and defraud the government. He was accused of bribing a Penn- sylvania circuit court judge to ob- tain favorable bankruptcy ver- dicts. Theda Bara, the and Annette Kellerman, who made the one-piece bathing suits famous, were among stars of his produc- tions. His own rags to riches story was as dramatic as any of the film fic- tion he presented. Fox was born in Hungary. He emigrated to the United States and secame a pants presser on New York's drab lower East Side. The refusal of his boss to give him a raise started him on his fabulous movie career. He quit the ironing board and bought a run- down nickelodeon in Brooklyn with his meager savings. The dingy nickelodeon was the forerunner of the Fox Films Cor- poration and the Fox Theaters Cor- poration. His first films were pro- duced at a studio in Ft. Lee, N. J. WASHINGTON adminis- tration was faced with the possibil- ity today that it will have to choose between building up American forces or those of its allies when it ships arms overseas, This developed yesterday when the House Foreign Affairs Commit- tee approved a foreign aid program for the year ending June over one bil- lion less than the asked by President Truman. Most of the cut was in proposed military assistance to Europe. This was slashed 829 million dollars de- spite protests of military leaders that the full sum was vital. However, the House group amended the measure in such a way that if shipment of all the arms requested actually is vital military leaders could go aheat and provide the their own stocks. Hearings Opened The Senate Armed Services Com- mittee today begins its hearings on the mutual security bill. Defense Secretary Robert A. Lovett and Secretary of State Dean Acheson are to be the witnesses at a closed- door session. The House Foreign Affairs Com- mittee yesterday adopted several amendments, including the one on shipment of arms to foreign allies out of American supplies. Chair- man Richards (D-SC) said it was a compromise between congres- sional demands for economy and the administration's description of global danger. The clause would authorize mili- tary authorities to transfer up to one billion dollars' worth of war equipment to foreign allies from American stocks. It would be in addition to the equipment which composes most of the 4 billion dollars authorized for military as- sistance under the bill. Transport Docks SAN FRANCISCO trans- aort Gen. William Black arrived rom Korea yesterday with Army combat veterans aboard. Famous Pianist Dies MONTREAL Alfred LaLib- erte, 70, well-known Montreal pianist and arranger of more than iOO Canadiaa folk songs, died here Wednesday. Decision May Send Row To President DENVER of 22 AFL CIO and independent oil industry unions to call an end to their week old strike may send the wage dis puts to President Truman. The Wage Stabilization Boan scheduled a meeting today in Washington. Yesterday, WSB Chairman Nathan P. Feinsinger told the House Labor Committee the case probably would be sent to the White House if the board fails to obtain an end to the strike Feinsinger had asked the unions to send their men back to work. 0. A. Knight, president of the Oil Workers International Union said here last night the strike will continue. He added the unions will have representatives at the WSB meeting May 13 as re- quested. Will Continue Strike "In light of the history of the dispute and of the WSB's apparent inability to affect industry par- ticipation in WSB hearings, we have no alternative but to continue our Knight said. "We have patiently attempted to achieve peaceful settlements, but to no avail. We have co-operated with the board, but to no avail. We were finally forced to strike and we must continue striking un- til settlements are reached." Knight pointed out that the dis- pute dates back to September, 1951, and was postponed three times before refinery and pipeline workers went out. The WSB had returned the dis- pute to the unions and manage- ment April 16 for more collective bargaining after inability to get! hearings under way. It retained temporary jurisdiction, however. A pattern for settlement may be drawn from an agreement reached late yesterday between CIO workers and the Rock Island Refinery near Indianapolis. They settled for an 18-cent hourly in- crease. Pickets were to be re- moved today. The unions are asking a wage increase of 25 cents hourly and hikes in night shift differentials. risoners enera Faces Of Horror Stricken onlookers spell out the tragedy of a traffic death as a morgue attend- ant lifts the victim's body from a Minneapolis street. The victim was Jean Hayes, 16-year-old high school giil, struck down by a drunken hit-run driver who later was captured. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Knight said that any company of- fer of 18% cents hourly probably would be accepted. The average .wage ranges from to an hour and night dif- ferentials are 4 cents from 4 p.m. to midnight and 6 cents from mid- these boosted to 6 and 12 cents respectively. Less Favorable Knight said negotiations seen less favorable today than yester- day. There still is some hope, how- ever, a settlement will grow out of the May 13 meeting. What was described as the best offer by any company failed to produce settlement in San Fran- cisco. Negotiations there broke down yesterday between CIO union representatives and the Tide Water-Associated Oil Com- pany. It was reported the management offered about 15 cents an hour plus differential increases there. "We hope we don't have to pull out in Knight stated, "but we intend to intensify the strike." Meanwhile, effects of the strike were increasing. There has been j a 30 per cent slash in high-octane gasoline available for commercial airliners and private planes. The >acific Fleet Chief Uneasy Over Russ Subs TAIPEH, Formosa America's Pacific Fleet commander indicated today his main concern, if the Korean War spreads, would be Buyers Can Settle Own Credit Terms WASHINGTON the first time in 20 months, the government has given you free rein to buy that car, television set, or furniture on whatever terms you can get. The Federal Reserve Board yesterday suspended controls over down payments and time-to-pay on the ground that an easing of what Russia would do with her big Pacific fleet of submarines. It "would be a threat if' used of- Adm. Arthur W. Rad- ford told a press conference. In the event of such" a general Air Force has flight hours. reduced training close co-operation with British and French forces in the Pacific. He tas conferred with Far East mili- tary commanders of both on a tour cf the Philippines and Formosa, The area recently was transferred to his protective jurisdiction from Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway's Far East command. Radford said protection of For- mosa from a Chinese Communist invasion or a blockade of the Red China Coast would be no problem for the Pacific Fleet. He predicted Formosa soon would be impreg- nable. If ordered to, the Pacific Fleet commander said, his forces could blockade the China Coast with "significant, long range effects." "Speaking hypothetically, it is my opinion that a blockade (of Red China) would only be ordered in an effort to halt further Communist then only as a part of the total action taken to halt he said. inflationary pressures made the controls no longer necessary. Authorities on the reserve board said actually they expect the ef- fects to be slight. Some trade circles, happy over the suspension of controls predicted a boost in sales, which have been lagging. A few dealers were expected to proclaim the down and week type of sale, but in most cases spokesmen for business said the changes probably will be moderate. However, the Bank of the world's largest announced much more lenient terms. The government still will regu- late terms for real estate purchas- es and officials said there is little likelihood of a suspension in this field. An official of the Radio and Tele- vision Manufacturers Association said down payments probably will be reduced, especially on more ex- pensive sets, but time to pay prob- ably will remain about the same. The National Automobile Dealers Association said finance companies are expected to continue to require about one-third down on most ears, but the payment period may be extended from 18 months to an average of 24 months. President Truman was in a happy mood as he opened his news conference today on his 68th birthday in Washington, D. C. He told reporters, "I feel 28." Presidential Press Secretary Joseph Short is at right. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Churchmen Rap Spring Valley Prom MINNEAPOLIS commit- tee of Minneapolis and Chicago churchmen Wednesday signed a statement criticizing an all-night high school prom at Spring Val- ley, Minn., during which town businessmen chauffeured the youngsters. The churchmen said the prom which started at p.m. Satur- day and ended at a.m. Sun- day, "competed with the spiritual needs of the youngsters in that it lasted too long and especially in that it ran into Sunday morning. "This made it virtually impos- sible, for youngsters to attend eith- er Sunday School or church." The group commended Spring Valley civic groups for "a sincere attempt to solve problems connect- ed with high school proms" but in- dicated a night other than Satur- day might have been chosen. Signing the statement were Jeorge Walquist, Minneapolis, re- jional Sunday School director for he Wesleyan Methodist Church; the Rev. John W. Walkup. direc- .or of the Upper Midwest region of the National Association of Evan- lelical Russell Hitt, Chi- cago, general secretary of the Na- ional Sunday School Association; Rev. H. B. Prince, Minneapolis, castor of Bethesda Free Church; lev. William Tapper, Edgewater baptist Church and Richard Sten- Derg, Minneapolis, Sunday School Red Base Hit anesin Day-Long Raid SEOUL, Korea Day long waves of American planes, in the biggest air raid of the Korean war, turned a major Communist supply base "into billowing flames and smoke" today, the U.S. Fifth Air Force reported. The Air Force said the dawn to dusk rain of high explosives, rockets, jellied gasoline fire bombs and machine gun bullets destroyed 165 supply buildings and damaged 81. Target of the mass raid was Suan, 35 miles southeast of Pyong- yang, North Korean capital. Jets and propeller driven planes made well over 300 individual attacks, the Air Force said. Earlier today Allied jet pilots said they shot down two Red jets and damaged another in a re- newal of battles matching increased fighting on Korean ground fronts. Stepped-up air and ground fight- ing came as armistice talks were tightly deadlocked. The Air Force reported two MIG- 15s were destroyed in two separate fought unusually Jar from the Reds' Manchurian bases One MIG was credited to an Australian Meteor pilot in a fight 110 miles from the Manchurian border. The Russian-type MIGs rarely venture so far. The fight was over Kyonipp, south of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. The second kill and the damaged MIG were credited to American Sabre jet pilots near Pyongyang. Allied air losses, if any, are an> nounced weekly. superintendent, Church. First Baptist Dulles Predicts Ike Will Win SHANNON, Ireland HI John Foster Dulles predicted today that Gen. Eisenhower will be elected the next President of the United States but said he himself doesn't count on being secretary of state. He indicated, however, he con- siders himself the "obvious" man for the job. The Republican party foreign af- fairs expert was interviewed here as he flew home after week-end conferences with the general in Paris. He had refused there to say whether he would support Eisen- iiower's candidacy. Gen. Dodd Held Inside Stockade On Koje Island Second Officer Held by Reds Makes Escape PUSAN, Korea UP) The Army announced today that Red prison- ers on Koje island had seized the Allied camp commandant, Brig. Gen. Francis T. Dodd, and a fellow- officer on Wednesday and still are holding Dodd as a hostage. The other officer managed to es- cape, but Gen. Dodd was dragged inside the Red prisoners' stockade. The other officer's name was not available. A report from the island prison off the South Korea coast said a note had been passed from the stockade, but its contents were not disclosed. This report said Dodd iad not been harmed. It was sev- eral hours old, however. Koje island has been the scene of two violent prison disorders this year. On Feb. persons were kill- ed in an uprising by Red prisoners in notorious "Compound 62." On March 13, 12 prisoners were killed when anti-Communist and Communist prisoners engaged in a. rock-fight Dodd, who was deputy chief staff of the U.S. Eighth Army, took command at Koje after the Febru- ary riot Reporters The fact that the general had been captured by prisoners was known in this provisional South Korean capital several hours be- fore it was announced. Correspondents were not allow- ed to go to Koje to investigate, and a tight censorship was clamp- ed on the island. Soldiers (not otherwise identi- fied in this dispatch) said Dodd and his companion were walking near the stockade when prisoner! suddenly seized them. On April 25, the Army announc- ed that it was moving all anti- Communist or non-Communist prisoners to six new camps on the mainland, leaving only about die-hard Reds on Koje. Whether the move had been com- pleted was not disclosed. Judges Finding Co-operation in Fight on Indecency WORTHINGTON, Minn, bles County, serving as a test ground, is co-operating 100 per cent with the Minnesota probate iudges' campaign against indecent iterature. Judge Vincent Hollaren, presi- dent of the judges' state associa- ion, said every newsstand here and nearby is displaying a card jacking the campaign. The displays inform parents that the operator vill not offer for sale any maga- zine, pocket or comic book deemed harmful to youthful morals. The cards were placed through- out the area by William T. Hedeen, an attorney serving as chairman of the local committee. In addition to several Worthington locations, the cards are being shown by dealers at Ellsworth, Lismore, Wilmont, Adrian, Rusnmore, Round Lake, Brewster and Bigelow. In addition to the cards, dealers were provided wth a "screening list" carrying the titles of objection- able publications. In all instances. Judge Hollaren said, newsstand men co-operated in removing such listed periodicals from their stock. Judges, who also act as juvenile jurists, were meeting late today in Minneapolis to map extension of the drive. Judge Hollaren said the session would map a program to be submitted to the governor's conference on youth there Friday and Saturday. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy tonight, light rain begin- ning by morning. Friday mostly cloudy with occasional light rain. important change in tempera- ture. Low tonight 45, high Friday 12 LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 57; minimum, 43; noon, 57; precipitation, .64; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 21.