Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
VOLUME 48, NO. 225 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES The Alsops Changes In Cabinet Forecast By Joseph and Stewart AIsop Washington Some points about the second Truman administration are clear already. For example, thei President means to have a second! New Deal If he can. But government Is people, as some sage has remark- ed. In his second term, Truman will really stand or fall by the men he hires as his subordinates. Very roughly speaking, this vital problem of the personnel of the new administration may be di- vided into two parts, foreign and domestic. The foreign part is the more Important, for the peculiar reason that the campaign tensions poisoned the relations between the President and the ablest men on his present foreign and defense team. The White House currently is a con- stant source of rumors that the days! of Under Secretary of State Robert j A. Lovett are numbered. In a lesser degree, the same hints are given about Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal. And even Secretary of State George C. Marshall's standing Is being openly called into question. The School Board ects Democrats Cool to Dixiecrai Ouster Plea Mrs: Roosevelt ISRAEL CHARGES BRITISH TROOPS ENTER PALESTINE men disseminating these rumors are, of course, such White House advisers as David K. Niles, who have fought the Marshall-Lov- ett-Forrestal policies, on Palestine particularly. The sources of the rumors are suspect. Yet the peculiar- ly well-integrated committee of bril- liant men who have directed our foreign and defense affairs is none the less about to be dissolved. For- restal may stay on for a transition- al period, although he desires to leave. But Lovett has long intended to get out on January 20, whatever the President may wish, and the same applies to Secretary Marshall. Thus replacements must be found, at least for Lovett and Marshall, and perhaps for Forrestal as well. For the State department. Chief Justice Vinson, Averell Harrlman, Dean G. Acheson, Will Clayton and Sumner Welles (whom the Zionists are pressing) are the names most! often mentioned. The insiders are betting on Vinson if he will consent to leave the Supreme court. For the Defense department, a long list is offered former Secretary of War Harry Woodring's bitter enemy, foimer assistant Secretary of War Louis Johnson, who was Democratic fund-raiser in this campaign; sec- retaries of War, Navy and Air Roy- all, Sullivan and Symington, who are all active candidates; and the President's crony, the lame duck Governor of Washington, Mon C, Wallgren. The insiders seem to have no choice among these alternatives. The reported candidates for the State department are all conspicu- ously able men, but at least two thirds of the names on the Defense department list are downright hair-' raising. This In turn suggests the nature of the biggest danger now Tel Aviv, Israel Israel formally asked the United Na- tions truce headquarters today to Investigate reports that "not inconsiderable numbers of Brit- ish troops" have entered Trans- Jordan and that some of them have entered Palestine. (The British war office in London issued a denial, saying "We have no troops in Trans- Jordan and there is no question of any British troops going back into Palestine since the evacua- The Arab Legion of Trans- Jordan Is British trained and subsidized. It bore the brunt of the summer fighting in the Jerusalem area. Unofficial reports persisted here today that the Egyptians are evacuating Gaza, a southern Palestine port which partition, gave to the Arabs. Private Jewish sources de- clared British troops were mov- ing into sections of eastern Palestine held by the Arab Le- gion. These informants said the British came from troop bases at Mafrak and Aqaba, Trans- Jordan. (A section of this dispatch was delayed. The Israeli official who asked the Investigation was not identified.) Thomas Indictment Slows Red Probe By William F. The House un-jimerican activities commit- tee seems likely to be in eclipse for the rest or this year. With Chairman J. Parnell Thomas (R.-K J.) under indict- ment and two other Republican members in "lame duck" com- pany, a committee official said today he sees little activity ahead until the committee is reorganized under Democratic con- 1 in a radio broadcast from Paris Would Drop Southerners Party Leaders Opposed to Reprisals By Jack Bell Washington Democratic eaders turned a cold shoulder to- day on the proposal by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt that states' rights sup- porters be purged from the party. National Chairman J. Howard McGrath told a reporter It will be up to the Democratic members of the House and Senate to de- cide who gets the prized chairman- ships in the new Congress. He indicated the national com- mittee doesn't want to mix in any such possible fight, McGrath is'a senator from Rhode Island. He hinted further but didn't say so flatly that any reprisal program such as Mrs. Roosevelt suggested wouldn't fit in with cur- rent efforts to solidify Democrats behind the legislative proposals trol January 3. This means that resumption of the reds-in-Hollywood investi- ;gation and the atomic spy both tentatively set for this month Gandhi Killer Tells Version Of Shooting and be delayed. So will the committee's yesterday, Mrs. Roosevelt said she would like to see "the permanent ousting of the southern Dixiecrats from the Democratic party." The widow of the late President suggested that some southerners who opposed Mr, Truman's civil with reported attempts of commu- __ j i CkUUViiiJJVO UJ. New Delhi The man whojnlsts to gain a foothold in the film Kuiea Mohandas K. Gandhi gave! colony, were started in 1947 and re- 'cessed indefinitely. The Condon case broke into the long- U' CaSS" i congressional chairmanships If they Other projected inquiries expected aren't recosnized as Democrats. to be Junked for the present In- clude those dealings with reports of communist Infiltration into Negro groups and Illegal crossings of the Canadian border. The Hollywood hearing, dealing She named specifically sentative John Rankin Repre- of the worst Senator Olln the court today his version of the crime. The witness was Narayan Vin- ayak Godse, who is on trial with seven others. Gandhi, the Hindu spiritual and political leader, was shot down January 30. Godse said 300 to 400 persons were present as Gandhi walked from Blrla House to his doom. The kill- er's story went on: "I had my pistol mediocrity has been ahead. Human spreading over the administration like a rather nasty fungus disease over Infected skin, ever since the original Truman cabinet began to disintegrate. The question is wheth- er mediocrity is now to be promot-( ed to rule over the really crucial fields of policy-making. And even although the President names a Vinson, Harriman or an Acheson to the State department, the choice coat pocket. I In my bush- the safety headlines early this year when a subcommittee called Condon, head catch, put the pistol between my palms, bowed my head, closed my eyes and said: 'I bow to you Gand- hl.' "Immediately I fired. I wanted to fire only two shots, but some- how I do not know how a of the National Bureau of Standards, "one of the weakest links in our atomic security." Condon, insisting upon his loyalty, demanded a hear- ing which the committee has not yet granted. Any prospect that the committee j might continue its activities up to the convening of the new Congress all but vanished yesterday. That was when a federal grand jury here indicted Chairman Thomas on charges of conspiring to defraud the government through alleged third came out. will not counter-balance the ap- pointment of a Woodring or a Wall- gren to the Defense department. In the field of domestic adminis- tration, the problem is approximate- ly the .same, although complicated by a political factor. The tion is that in the domestic m none of the President's subordinates lo ao' had the slightest excuse for sit- ting on their hands throughout the "For a half minute there was a lull in the crowd. None could under- stand what had happened. All were stunned and I broke the spell by crying. 'Police, police.' "The first man to catch hold of me was a policeman. Then there was another man who had a stick Thomas, re-elected to his seventh term In last week's election, brand- ed as "poppycock" reports that he planed to resign from Congress. But committee attaches said they look for Thomas to call no further com- mittee sessions while his trial Is pending. dubbing him "one and Johnston She said Johnston "snubbed President Truman, campaigned against him and then was one1 of the first on the train at Washing- ton to congratulate the victorious President after his election." Johnston refused to attend the Jackson day dinner here last winter because of his opposition to the President's civil rights proposals but later announced he was voting for Mr. Truman. He declined com- ment. But Democratic committee cials said Mrs. Roosevelt was off) base on Johnston's campaign re- cord. William J. Primm, assistant io McGrath said: "Senator Johns- Ion was very helpful throughout ;he campaign. He has worked with iie committee in every way we asked." Rankin said at his home in Tupelo, Miss., "The less the Ameri- can people hear from Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the better off the coun- try will be." Democratic national committee of- .._ Flain. 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