Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Rain, Snow Tonight and Wednesday 'Pick a Present' Want Ad Section Starts Today VOLUME 52, NO. 239 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 25, 1952 TWENTY PAGES Gophers Elect Giel 1953 Captain Dan Tobin, left, congratulated George Meany this forenoon in Washington, D. C., after Meany's selection by top AFL officials to succeed William Green as president of the big union. A chair draped in mourning for Green is beside Meany, who has been the AFL's secretary-treasurer. Tobin and. Matthew Well, right, are vice presi- dents. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) George Meany Elected New AFL President Quick End Seen To All Controls By WILLIAM 0. VARN WASHINGTON quick end to all price and wage controls by order of President Truman was seen as a possibility today in the WASHINGTON UP, The Am- wake of two major developments: i. Sen. Maybank chairman of the Senate Banking Com- Gov. Adams To Be Ike's No. 1 Man trols, j viewi the i I with erican Federation of Labor today chose 58-year-old George Meany as its new president and made a new bid to the CIO for a merger. Meany was elected unanimously by the AFL's 14-member Executive Council as successor to the late j William Green. William F. Sehnitzler, 46, of Chi- cago, was unanimously selected to be the AFL's secretary-treasurer, the post vacated by Meany. Green died last Friday at the age of 82. after serving as the AFL's chief executive for more than a quarter century. Meany told newsmen the AFL council also had reactivated a nine- man committee on union with the CIO and had empowered it to in- vite the rival labor organization to join in new discussions on a merger. Will Push Talks Such talks have been conducted off and on many times in the past without success. However, Meany expressed con- fidence that they could now be carried forward successfully. He said: "They are trade unionists and so are we, and we must find some way to get together." Some indication of the CIO's at- titude may come from a .meeting of its top officials in Atlantic City Friday. The main business of that meeting will be to discuss naming a new CIO president. The CIO presidency was vacated by the death of the veteran Philip Murray on Nov. 9. Deaths of both Murray and Green in quick succession spelled the end of an era in the labor movement. Reins Shifting The reins of organized labor are shifting to new hands. Several of the country's biggest individual unions have changed leadership in recent months, as well, paving the way for a new crop of union chiefs. Just a few weeks ago aging Dan Tobin stepped down as head of the million-member AFL Team- held under President Truman. M pM boss on the West Coast. j Full title of this a year cuts sold at retail, Similarly, "Big Bill" Hutcheson job is "assistant to the President." 2. Issue orders suspending con- quit the presidency of the AFL That doesn't tell the whole story, trols on men's, boys' and women's it_ XT- clothing.- These in- clude suits, coats, accessories, fur- nishings and men's hats. At least one of these orders is due to be announced tonight. mittee, said in a broadcast from Charleston last night he has in- formation Truman is considering doing away with such controls by executive order before Jan. 3. 2. Tighe E. Woods resigned as price stabilizer. His resignation, peppered with criticism of Con- gress for providing a controls law Woods contended. favors "special readied Tru- man today. "I have information that the President is now considering do- ing away with price and wage con- Maybank said when inter- viewers asked him if" he thought Republicans would do away j with such curbs. In replies to other questions, Maybank said this would be done by executive order, and before the Republican dominated takes over Jan. 3. Woods sent his resignation-ef- fective Nov. the White House yesterday but by a miscue it did not reach Truman's desk until (1) the President had left his execu- tive "offices for the day and (2) the price chief had told a news conference he was quitting after three months in office. Woods told reporters the present controls law "is weak and must undergo a very serious overhaul- ing by the Congress to take out some of the special-interest amend- ments and substitute more equality of sacrifice among all elements of the economy." He said that "it seems all I've done since taking this job is to sign orders for price increases and Sherman Adams By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON L5V-New Hamp- I haven't enjoyed the role." Before leaving the Office of Price shire's Gov. Sherman Adams is stabiijzation this weekend, Woods stepping into one of the toughest said, he hopes to: potentially one of the most _ in the Eisenhower j administration. President-elect Eisenhower an- nounced yesterday that he will beef ceilings in keeping lower prices now being paid farm: ers for live cattle.. He said he expects final recommendations u AJ u I from his staff today as to whether the 53-year-old Adams, who thjs js feasible He said preumin- Russ Rejection Of Plan Spikes Hope for Peace Acheson Praises Broad Outlines Of Proposal By OSGOOD CARUTHERS UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. The Soviet Union's flat rejection of India's compromise proposal on Korean prisoners of war dashed .truce hopes in the United Nations today but backers of the Indian plan pushed ahead to get high- priority consideration for the reso- lution by the General Assembly's Political Committee. These delegates said even though the Russians had rejected lie plan, they felt the Assembly should en- dorse it and leave it up to the Chinese Reds and North Koreans at Panmunjom to accept it or face world censure by turning it down. Supporters of the Indian pro- posals planned a bitter fight against certain Soviet bloc opposi- tion in the 60-nation Political Com- mittee, which today was to take up a motion "to put India's plan at the -top of the list of Korean resolutions to be discussed in de- tail. Hopes Crushed Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky yesterday crushed the widespread hopes here that India's V. K. Krishna Menon had found at least a formula for ending the deadlocked POW issue holding up a Korean armistice. The Russian denounced the In- dian plan as "unsatisfactory and unacceptable." 'He said only his own resolution calling for an im- mediate cease-fire followed by a peace conference on prisoner re- patriation and all other Korean is- sues would stop the fighting. U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, who disagreed with some points of the Menon plan as being too vague, said the United States is "wholly in agreement with the spirit of this resolution." He urged the committee to continue to seek a solution in. spite of the despair Vishinsky had cast over the body. The Menon plan, already revised along lines suggested by British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, calls for a four-power commission headed by a fifth-power umpire to take charge of repatriating pris- oners and to care for those who refuse to go home until a political conference decides their fate. Acheson's praise of the broad outlines of the Indian resolution I glossed over, for the time being at least, the serious split between the U. S. and Britain over its de- tails. I Details Demanded The Americans continued to de- mand that the resolution spell out in clearest detail all the mechanics of repatriating and resettling all prisoners as soon as possible. Ache- j son strongly opposed leaving to I a 'political conference the fate of those who don't want to go back to Communist-ruled homelands. He predicted such a conference was i bound to deadlock and would re- sult in the indefinite detention of those prisoners. Paul Giel, right, star University of Minnesota halfback, raises a flaming torch symbolic of the transfer of the captaincy of the Gopher football squad. Giel today was named captain of the 1953 squad, receiving the torch at a convocation from outgoing Capt. Dick Anderson, center. Pleased with the ceremony is Wes Fesler, left, head Gopher football coach. This picture was taken by The As- sociated Press at Northrup Auditorium at a. m. today and transmitted to the Republican- Herald by wirephoto. Ike About Ready For Korean Trip served as his campaign chief of staff, to the post John R: Steelman ary checks show most declines in live cattle prices are on low-grade animals rather than on choice live- Carpenters Union earlier this year, i though the No. 1 presidential as- making way for his son Maurice. sistant actually is the eyes and the Murray's death also vacated Of the man who sits behind presidency of the CIO United president's liaison workers. A protege of Murray, j man between the President and David J. McDonald, who had been j'most Of tne federal departments Woods, who was rent controller the union's secretary-treasurer was selected to fill the steelwork- ers' top job, temporarily at least. The sudden shifting of the or- ganized labor leadership to young- er men has stirred some specula- tion that new moves may crop to merge the AFL and CIO into a single federation. Little Support However, there has been little 1U until he succeeded former Georgia It's this man who transmits Gov. Ellis Arnall as price chief, White House policy to the Cabinet said there has been growing dis- members and others who are ex- satisfaction on his part with his pected to follow it. And it's the role as OPS director, same man, with quick, frequent he said. "I still firmly believe a strong direct price con- trol law is necessary and I be- lieve the new Congress will pass ouivvi.1. __ i one. I hope the Congress will look labor leaders since the deaths of mendations, and in the normal at it from all sides so every the chief executive informed about what the various officials and agencies are doing. support for the idea among the) The assistant can make recom Green and Murray. John L. Lewis, 72-year-old president of the United Mine Workers who is unopposed for a new four-year term, long has publicly advocated the merger of all the nation's labor unions. Meany, a former member of the AFL Plumbers Union, was'.presi- dent of the New York State Fed- eration of Labor for five years from 1934 to 1939. He has been secretary-treasurer of the AFL since 1940. CIO leaders meeting in New York yesterday were reported to be considering Allan S. Haywood, CIO's executive vice president, and Walter Reuther, president of the CIO's million-member United Auto Workers, as possible contenders for Murray's job as CIO president. course of events he has more one will share an equai opportunity to make them than anyone else. Consequently the as- sistant to the President is a.man The former Chicago real estate operator said he hasn't had a real vacation in 10 years and has much sought after in official Wash- j no immediate plans other than to ington. He gets invited to all the j rest at his farm near Hillsboro, best parties. i Pa. This job hasn't been in existence very long. It evolved from the World War II post of war mobili- zation director, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt established in an effort to keep peace among various agencies. But it wasn't until Truman picked Steelman to carry on simi- lar duties after the war that the present title of the post, "the assistant to the was created. Eden London-Bound UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden will leave by plane for Lon- don late today. Aides said he is interrupting his personal direction of Britain's part in the Korean debate to attend a British Com- monwealth economic conference which opens in London Thursday. By RELMAN MORIN NEW YORK iff) President-j I elect Dwight D. Eisenhower's bead- quarters buzzed with speculation I today that he may try to spend! Thanksgiving Day in Korea with the GIs. Owing a security blackout j covering all details of his trip, no official information was avail- able. A number of indications, how- ever, pointed to the possibility that the President-elect is abo.ut ready to leave for the war zone. They were: 1. He has made two more key designations. After his inaugura- tion, he will present for confirma- tion by the Senate Ezra Taft Ben- son of Salt Lake City, Utah, for secretary of agriculture. And he will name as his White House as- sistant, Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire. Cuts Off Appointments 2. Gen. Mark Clark, supreme TT. N. ommander in the Far East, has arrived in Seoul, capital of j I Korea, to supervise preparations 'for Eisenhower's arrival-. 3. The President-elect tapered off in bis appointments for today, setting aside most of it for visits from friends, some relatives, and officers of Columbia University. Eisenhower has announced his res- ignation as the university's pres- ident effective Jan. 19. His schedule for today contrasted sharply with the tightly packed program he has been following since he returned last week to his offices in New York. Yesterday, he visited the United Nations headquarters, met with the Vice President-elect, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, talked with Benson and Adams and held conferences with a number of business and political figures. To See Douglas The only appointments fitting that category today were with Lewis W. Douglas, former ambas- sador to Great Britain and former director of the budget; Harold Tal- bott of the Republican Finance Committee, and Ralph Cake, for- mer national committeeman from Oregon. Most of the other people on his calling list was described simply as "friends." Eisenhower may' have had a briefing on the U. N. he visited the or- ganization's headquarters yester- day. He talked privately with Trygve Lie, secretary general, and Lester Pearson of Canada, presi- dent of the U. N. General As- sembly. Back in his hotel headquarters, 1. Talked at length with Nixon. (Continued on Page 7, Column 4.) IKE Maber Farmer Killed When Truck Tips MABEL, Minn. (Special) A Mabel area farmer, Alfred Soberg, about 50, was killed at noon today when his pickup truck fa .led to negotiate a curve on a slippery road south of here. He was pinned under the vehicle. Soberg, who farms five miles south of here in Iowa, was on his way to Mabel when the pickup skidded 1M> miles south of here, just north of the Iowa-Minnesota line. Snow was cited as causing the truck to slide on the curve. The truck careened over a 15-foot embankment on the right-hand side of the road. It was believed Soberg died instantly. Leroy Street, farmer living east j of Hesper, la., saw the wreck from j the road as he was driving into I Mabel, and notified authorities i here, who summoned Fillmore j County Sheriff Donald Cook. j Surviving are Soberg's wife and j one son, Mabel; one brother, vin, and his mother, Mrs. Simon Soberg, Hespef, and two sisters, j Mrs. Olga Storlie and Mrs. Stella I Storlie, Spring Grove. it 10 on Bus Overcome MONMOUTH, HI. 10 pas- sengers on an interstate bus were c overcome today, apparently by I carbon monoxide poisoning, after j the bus had been driven 10 miles i with a broken muffler. j WEATHER Flaming Torch Of Leadership Given Winonan Announcement Made At Morning U of M Convocation By DAVE PENNINGTON Sports Editor Winona's All-American Halfback Paul Giel today was named captain of the 1953 University of Minneso- ta football team. He was voted to the cap- taincy by his teammates and the announcement was made at a. m. today at a convocation in Northrop Memorial Auditorium, Minneapolis. In s traditional ceremony, Dick Anderson, captain of the 1952 squad, passed a flaming torch to Giel, symbolic of transfer of the team leadership. It was tile first time that a Wi- nona player on a Gopher team ever has been elected squad captain, although the city has had some outstanding players on the Minne- sota team in the past. Giel and Minnesota teammates from the Winona area, as we'l as members of the four Winona foot- ball teams, will be honored at the city's annual football banquet to be held at the Oaks the evening of Dec. 8. Sensational Play Giel has astounded the football world for the past two seasons with his sensational play. This year, almost singlchanded, he led the Gophers to their best season since 1941. An All-American on some teams in 1951, this year he is considered virtually a cinch to be chosen on all such teams. He also is very much in the running for the Heis- man Trophy, awarded to the out- standing college football player in the nation each year. Newspapers throughout the coun- try have been filled with Giel's exploits of the past few weeks, calling him the best halfback of the season, the decade, and some even declaring he is the top player in the history of college football. 20 Years Old Paul. 20 years old and a junior, will be graduated from Minnesota in June of 1954, In his first year on the varsity in 1951, he set a new all-time Big 10 record of yards gained by rushing and passing and also estab- lished a multitude of Minnesota records. He played left halfback as a freshman under Bernie Bierman, but was moved to quarterback by Coach Wes Fesler at the start of he was moved to left half for the remainder of the schedule. This season he also started at quarterback, but soon was put in at his familiar left half post where he calls signals, punts, passes and runs. He was graduated from Winona High School in 1950, winning letters in wrestling, football, baseball and basketball and was put on the All- State high school football team. Giel's and Mrs. ward J. Giel. 520 Sioux Street- were among the spectators at last Saturday's game at Madison when Paul put on one of his best per- formances. An idea of what Wisconsin fans thought about Giel is contained in this paragraph from the Milwaukee Sentinel telling about the accept- ance of the Rose Bowl bid. "Prof. Nathan Feinsinger, chair- of the UW athletic board. Firemen Responding to three alarms today fought flames which destroyed St. Ann's Maronite Church, West Scranton, Pa., a two-story wooden structure with steeple. Loss was not immediately estimated and cause has not been determined. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) snow Wednesday morning 1 members to the Uni- Low tonight 30, high Wednesday 40. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 38; minimum, 22; noon, 35; precipitation, .21 (2 inches sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wis Central Observations) Max. Temp. 35 at p. m. min. 31 at a. m. Noon read- clouds at 800 feet, overcast at feet, visibility 7 miles, wind 8 miles per hour from north, barometer 29.89, falling, hu- midity 89 per cent SHOPPING DAYS LEFT BUY CKRI5TMM SEALS i feated Wisconsin singlehandedly last Saturday. "This is completely without foun- I said Feinsinger. "We ex- pect Wisconsin to win this one without Paul Giel." "I am thrilled to were his mother's words when informed that Paul was elected captain. "I think its wonderful that his team- mates have so much confidence in him." His father said he was very hap- py about it. He said: "Paul's com- ing home Wednesday night for Thanksgiving and I was just think- ing I'd better get a turkey ordered today. That boy loves to eat and I guess now we'd better feed him up extra good." Hugh Orphan, manager of the Winona Chiefs, said, "Paul has earned every distinction he has re- ceived. I'm tickled pink be was chosen. His heart and guts, com- bined with his natural ability, make him the great athlete he is." Burns Kill Woman ELKHORN, Wis. Edith Cavey, 59, of Darien, died at Lake- land Hospital Monday of burns suf- fered in a kitchen explosion at her home Sunday.