Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 19, 1952 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Member of Th« Associated Press. Sc Per Copy. Vol. CXVIt, No. 56 ALTON, ILL., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 1952 Established January 1*, Tornado Roars HighOverKane, Little Damage Many Buildings Unroofed; Power Lines Down; ' Phone Service Slops Additional Pictures on Page 1!) Damage was :omparatively light from a tornadr that roared over the center o," Knne, 23 miles northwest of Alton, at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday. Apparently the twister remained high over the village of 800 residents and, though an ominous funnel cloud was seen and the typical "freight train" sound was heard, the buildings struck were not flattened, hut were unroofed or partly splintered and windows were blown out. Only casualty of the 20-second whirling winds was Earl (Nick) Thomason, about 60, a part-time carpenter who sought to aid his father, John, standing near a Main street building where a tree struck. A piece of two-by-four lumber fell and nicked the younger Thomason's forehead. The injury was described as minor. The building where the elder Thomason the Wiley was standing housed Berry Insurance Co. The huge tree trunk was plunged into the front of the frame structure and was pulled off this morning by a cable hitched to a caterpillar tractor, ""he front wall was demolished. 7he same tree jarred the adjoining barber shop of Eddie Williams on the north. Power Failed Shortly before the tornado hit, posver failed. Central Illinois Public Service Co. repair crews worked throughout the night, calling in workers from White Hall, Carrollton, Jerseyville and Roodhouse, Power was restored before 9 a.m. today. Though Illinois Telephone Co. linemen were busy unravelling wires twisted from poles, telephone service was still out this morning. The storm entered the village from the southwest and departed to the northeast. Just before it hit, the sun shone "bright as a dollar," one resident said. Kenneth Greenwood's truck was parked in front of his home. After the storm, the truck was a half- block down the street, in a ditch. Richard Liles, 16, Kane High School student and son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Liles of near Kane, said he was seated in a car on Main street, across from the Berry insurance office vhc the sudden wind shook and almost overturned the car. Windows were mown out and an awning torn off of Lin Arras' grocery. A large window was knocked out at Darr's garage. The twister lifted the front Scoggins 1 house porch off Roy an dcarried it 2000 feet north, depositing it in Fred Mowrey's cornfield. Hard Hit Houses . Hardest hit houses in town were those of Mrs. William Webb, where all the windows were blown out. and trees in the yai\. were blown down, and the residence of Mrs. Theodore Williams, where the roof was off, 'vinclows were out and (rocs blown down. A round metal grain bin was turned on its side near the GM&O tracks in the center of the village. At the settlement of Jalappy, three miles northeast of Kane, first reports were that damage was heavy at the Loren Carr property but a brief survey by a Telegraph reporter disclosed most of the outbuildings and the main house of the Carr property were still standing. Damage to the Duard Dixon residence at Jalappy was also reported. In Kane, Burl Wheeler's garage was,twisted off ils foundation and. inside it., was a two-ton truck. Observers said the garage would have to be dismantled to extricate the truck. Clarence Erwin reported that he had soon a .log house in the air about 100 feet up at the north end of Kane. At the east edge of town, Urban Postelwait lost two 20-by-30-foot hog houses, blown to splinters, which shielded 75 hogs, only one of which was injured. John Herder, a driver for a bakery, told Postelwait later h" 1 had seen the hog houses carried through the air at Continued on Page 2, Col. 8. PIG PEN UPSIDE DOWN—The pig pen on ihe farm of Urban Postelwait, near Kane was turned upside down during Tuesday':;. storm. 'The pigs under it are indifferent lo what ha : , happened. In a field across the road, Postelwait had several more pigpens which, witnesses laid, went lj feet into Ihe air and seemed io (loaf there.—Staff pholo. $100,000 Damage 200-Foot Path Cut Through C? Evansville, 111., By Tornado Knetzer Gives Up — Returned To Jail Cell SPRINGFIELD, March 19. W- Robert L. Knetzer, the bankrupt Edwardsville car dealer who vanished from federal custody last Thursday, surrendered voluntarily early today. William M. Giffin, one of the two special bailiffs whom Knetzer eluded in St. Louis, said he picked up Knetzer in St. Louis around midnight and returned him to his jail cell here. Giffin said Knetzer telephoned him late last night from St. Louis to come and get him. Giffin and the other special bailiff, R. Garrett Phillips, then drove from Springfield to St. Louis where they met Knetzer at Spring and Olive streets. "Knetzer was confused but indicated be had been in St. Louis all the time," Giffin said. "He didn't, tell us exactly what he had been doing. However, he said he was working on a transaction to raise money for his creditors." Giffin said the auto dealer was "Very worked up and didn't tell a very coherent story." At the time of his disappearance, Knetzer was on a fund-raising trip trying to dig up $80,000 to purge himself of a contempt charge. Federal Judge Charles G. Briggle had authorized his temporary release from the Springfield city jail for the trip to St. Louis in custody of the two bailiffs. Meanwhile, a Ilillshoro, 111., business man who loaned Knet/.er $123,500 was bound over to the grand jury on a confidence game charge. Gerald Sammons, a Hillsboro farm implement dealer, waived preliminary hearing before Police Magistrate William D. Conwny yesterday and was released under $10.000 bond. Sammons' attorney, .lame- T. Bullington sr., said his client borrowed the money from various peopple in Hillsboro and Springfield last October and turned it over lo Knetzer even though the latter at. the time wns involved in bankruptcy procee .ings. Judgments totalling ,$I>K,442 have been entered against Sammons 'n Montgomery county by five ol I lie persons who snid they made advances to him on a promissory note basis. Apprehensive Allonians Burst of Wind, Sleet, Hail Awaken Fears of Tornado Tornado-minded Altoninns felt a dash of apprehension when a burst of wind with ram and sleet or light hail struck the city about "i:l(J p.m. Tuesday. The shower was brief, and, with a change in Ihe bree/e. the sky partially cleared to reveal .some sunset glow. Police had a number of calls in inquiry as to a possible tornado but no reports of damage. However, irom the Missouri side ol the river, the appearance of the clouds was such that rumors of possible windstorm damage at Allon and St. Charles began to spread over telephone lines. One Altonian had 9 call shortly before 6 p.m. from West Alton inquiring what damage was done here. Police learned that some motorists making an early-evening stop at an Alton filling station reported EVANSV1LLE, 111., March 19. JP A tornado out of the West swooped into this southern Illinois (own of 1200 last night, cut a path only 200 feel wide and left a $100,000 pile of wreckage in the area. Within mintiles a dozen homes were damaged—five of them left like those doll houses with ends open so the kids can play with the furniture. A parked car was flipped over. A girl in it was cut by flying glass and bruised--Evansville's only reported casualty. She was not seriously hurt. The tornado struck on the 27lh anniversary of Ihe Great American tornado which killed 700 persons, most of them in the same southwestern Illinois area. It was prematurely dark at 6:30 p. m. In a Chester home nearby, Marie Welten told her sister, Margaret, "Listen to that—there's an airplane out there in all that storm." That was how the tor- natdo's arrival sounded lo her amid pounding rain and hail. The tornado plunged homes into darkness and none was found who heard anything unusual in the heavy storm. Three hundred persons have been laid off work indefinitely by Ihe town's International Shoe Co. plant, Foreman Dale Taylor said. The plant roof, stock and equipment were damaged. Power was restored soon. Tele- phon calls were made although many lines were on the ground, poles down. At Chester's edge, McGuireville, reported damage. The Chester Supply Co. suffered a heavy loss as new lumber was spintercd into kindling wood and scattered over a quarter mile area. FARMINGTON, Mo., March 19 JP— Tornadoes accompanied by heavy rain and hail skipped through portions of Missouri and Illinois last night, causing extensive property damage. The destructive winds damaged a number of buildings, uproolr trees, and knocked out power and telephone lines. No one was killed or seriously in.jurod. Three persons sulfered slight injuries. Damage in the Farmington area, 70 miles south of St. Louis, was estimated by Hie Missouri Highway Patrol at between $100,000 and $200.000. The tornadoes apparently started in southeast Missouri, Ihe breeding grounds lor a number of tornadoes that have- struck tin; two stales in recent years. A number of farm buildings in Cape (lirardeau county were llat- lened about Ii p. m., minutes alter a heavy hailstorm. At least ball a do/en farms were bit in the area. Mrs. Mary liarnbart. 5S, was taken lo a Monne Terre hospital wilh a back injury sulfered as she fell while HecuiK as her home demolished. Close Details Installing City As Landlord Vein-mis Mousing Project Now Uiulrr Control Of Alton Some of the closing details by which administration of (he Alton veteran housing project is being turned buck to the city by Madison County Housing Authority were worked out at n conference lodny between Miiyor Linkogle mid D. F. Braner, executive director of Ihe authority. The arrangement by which the county authority censed to be the agent of the city In handling the veterans' temporary bousing here was effective as of March 1, and it. now becomes the duly of Ihe clly to collect rents nnd tnke over management of the ISO housing units until ultimnte disposition of the dwelling structures. To collect rents and hnndle the administration for the city, Linkogle announced, he has named K. II. Kohle, cily health and finance inspector, who will couple the new duties with the regular program of his department in supervising license collections. Discuss Details Director Braner was accompanied to the mayor's office by the authority's auditor, nnd Linkogle called in Finance Inspector Kohle lo take part in Ihe discussion. The county authority will lurn over Ihe rental accounts nnd give Ihe city a report on payments up to March 1, snid the mayor, and was to close its books today for preparation of this report. There will he some remaining routine do tails lo be worked out, the mayoi added, but wilh the report on rentals in hand the cily will be I•ead^ lo actively assume its new role ol landlord. Under the agreement by which the city resumes charge of the housing project, the dwelling struc lures are to be removed, so thai the sites, held by the housing au thority, may be cleared. The cit> will be able to dispose of the structures in whatever way may bt most advantageous. This phase of the program, how ever, will be a gradual one, suit Mayor Linkogle, and will be subject for some further planning ii which the city's legal adviser may be consulted. Already, said Linkogle, two housing units are vacant, so that, at this time, there are 28 remaining tenants. Dispose of Building* II is likely that: when structures become vacant, no new tenants will be accepted, and the vacant buildings may be disposed of one at a lime. Director Braner told the eounci some weeks ago that, selling the buildings for removal intact is impracticable. It might be possible however, to sell them after dismantling them by sections so they later would be re-erected. Aldermen have suggested the city m want to retain "one or two of the structures for re-erection as storage buildings for street department purposes. Rebuild Church Al'lcr Flood: Then It Burns KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 1!), ,V — Floodwalers in Kansas last July .practically wrecked the interior of the Armourdale Baptist Church. Members of the congregation labored four months lo repair damages, finally completing Ihe work this week. Services were to resume nc.\l week. Today a fire swept through Hie church, destroying it. Cause of the fire was not determined. Eisenhower Write-In Power Features Minnesota Voting Report Truman Plans to Hinge On Peace Talk McKinney Says President Mifjht"Withdraw If Truce Readied Ike's Stature As Candidate Adds Size Following Strong Showing in Minnesota Vote Republicans in Minnesota Give Ike 39 Percent n.v KitXKST n. VACCARO KEY WEST, Fin., March 19 .T Democrat le Chairman Frank E. MeKinney suggested today thai President Trumnn mny not run for ro-eloclion if n "snllsfnctorv" truce is reached in Korea, McKinnoy lold a news conference Ihe Korean situation is n "paramount" factor In Truman's consideration. And he snid his own opinion. based on conversations with the President. is Hint "His decision will be predicated on the success or failure of resolving the Korrnn sit nut Ion satisfactorily." McKlnney added Hint personally, If ho hnd undertaken a job of sneh import liner ns Koren. nnd it wns accomplished, he would feel HIM! his job wns done. McKinney has just completed two dnys of talks with Truman. The suggestion that Truman's decision on whetner ro run ngnln hinged on Ihe outcome In Koren developed in a sparring exchange with reporters. He wns asked whether "n Korean settlement would lessen the chances of Mr. Truman seeking reelection." McKinney replied: "In my opinion, it mny, nnd that is my opinion." t McKinney snid that if Truman does not run the President" will not attempt lo diclnle the Dernocratii nominee but will favor an "open convenlinn." Xo Announcpnionl McKinney also snid Ihe President will not mnke nnv announcement of his intentions lo the Jefferson- Jnckson dinner of the Democrat i" piirty in Washington March 29. bill will "in ample time before Ihe JuJv convention" to clear the way for other McKinney said his own target date for public word from Ihe President is May 15 when the Democratic executive committee meets in Chicago to pick n keynoter nnd other officers for Hie convenlinn. As to prospects for n Korean Iruee, McKinney told reporters: "The wish may be father lo the thought, but it is hoped thai the Korean situation can be resolved by convention time or fit least by election time." Dispatches from Munsnn, Korea. today snid Communist newsmen with the fled truce delegation were talking of n truce agreement in three or four weeks. They ofien reflect Hie views of Red delegates. There are some indications here that Truman lias now taken personal charge of future politic,"] strategy for himself and Ihe Demo (Tfitic parly. McKinney. acting on Truman's orders, directed parly officials in California to withdraw Ihe President's name from Ihe state's primary election June ?,. Regardless of whether Truman plans to seek re-election or not, he appears determined lo take personal command of the situation and carry out his original intention - lo slay out of all primaries. lie has called presidential preferential primaries "eyewash." This determination could not Continued on 3, Col. 2. 'Daint? Slops Show High School Boys' Chorus Has Fine Successor to 6 Dry Bones' I observing (rom Ihe Missouri side j of the river Ihe formation of an j apparent funnel cloud at an up! stream point in Hie direction of ! Portage, but said this budding "twister" seemed to "break up" i Weather as a side developed and ihe : westerly sky began lo clear. j Late last evening, high wind was noted here, and at 10:40 police received a report that a mailbox had 1 been dislodged into the street intersection at Broadway and Market. It WHS believed wind was responsible. Wind about S p in caused minor damage in Si. Louis county, and was repoited by motorists on the Lewis-Clark highway who fell ils effects in passing ihe area near Cold Water creek and (he vicinity of the Missouri Route 99 and 140 intersection. Partly cloudy to cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Thursday afternoon; highest today in upper 40s, lowest Thursday morning about 35; highest Thursday afternoon in middle 50s. Shippers' forecast; North and east 30 to 34. above freezing west and south. River S W 8ur«»u i « m Lock & O*n M 'Zero 395 «8 m 0-' Stt Level 7 • at Stage 1995 Ft. Pool 416.31 Rise .34 Ft. Tailwater 415.43 By P. S. COUSLEY "Dry Pones" used lo be Ihe number that aid 'ei,, in Ihe aisles when ihe Senior High boys' horns sang it. I The old spiritual was always ! good lor an encoic. Maybe two. It. looked like it would have B lone;. |(,nj; run. But. Hie I hub School hoys have taken those dry bones and put some flesh on them ell in Ihe right places. Tuesday night they unveiled Ihe result and "Then's Nothnf Like a Dame 1 ' bids air lo outrun it.-. s)\eleloiiic brolhcr, Mrs Dorr-. Kile, dneilor ol Ihe senior bi^li ehciruse- bowe 1 . ei was equal lo the occasion. .11 i one ( omplele em ore lor Ihe "I tames " she ^ol Hie Junior and Senior Mi^'h Choral Festival show moving again with a :~(|iiaie dance version of "Skip to My I/>u." lea- luring eight "I ner .younn "skippers" who came down out of lie. chorus. Such an innovation wouldn't i e been possible at the High School auditorium, nor even at Kasl Junior High gym where one of the festivals \v as prcscnled. But the added floor space at Hi" line new \Vesl g> m was just the tiling. .'nd the au(' IM e was tickled pink, The darners could h;ve had an encore. too if they'd had enough breath left to take if. The festival last night was one more indication of the fact that at last our public school physical plant is catching Up to the dreams and the spirit of the people who make up ils human side. II held Ihe , 'horns and Ihe > rovvd attending coinfortaH ., . wilh some room to spare but nol overmuch l-.'ven West Junior may nol be large for suet) an event a lew more years hence It would,.'! have be. n bit; enough I; si ni<hl it, somehow, Ihe general public- could have been made to if/ill/*' f;raphirall enough the rewaids of attending such an ev enl Most surprising gioup ol Hie evening's program wa-. the (Vii- lial JIIIIMH High (')IOMI- under i|i- rei lion of Lai I I Mc( iill Cenlial when Ihe talent always has been high, has developed an cspni dc coj ps that certainly has generated a genuine choral feeling among its singers Me( Jill's chorus members have a wide range of vocal talents and last night he demonstrated his ability lo •.•. eld all ol thes<; into a beautiful even brilliant, whole, wilh da//!mg facets ol tonal <|iial- il.S glistening heir and there. where needed. ||^ basses ;, re real ba.-scs. And he had several soprano- thai threatened lo cariv i then hearers clear out of this : world. 1 Notable throughout Hie perform' an 1 e of all the choruses junior ! highs as well as high school was clarity of diction amazing in such MINNKAPOI.IS. March 1fl .T Wilh nearly two-thirds'of Ihe precincts rcporlinc. wrlle-in candidate (Jen. Dwighl Kisenliower hnd wc.-n an amazing 39 percent of Ihe Republican total In Minnesota's presidential primary election Tuesday. "Favorite son" Harold K. Sins- sen, whose name wns printed on the ballot, got about 42 percent. The drive for the write-in vnle had been olarlfd by n Minnesota for Kisenliower group only Insl Fr'- day. following the attorney general's ruling that such voles would couril. Amid n confusion of court nclion-s nnd legal opinions surrounding Ihe primary, voters took the (rouble lo run up nn unprecedented write- in Intnl for Klserihower in Minnesota. Kven wrile-ln voting on machines a myslery lo most persons before they entered polling places - wns heavy. Despite Hie fact Eisenhower made nn astonishing showing against former Ciovernor Stnssen, the election will not automatically mean nny national convention dele- gales for him. No delegate pro vision for write-in candidates Is conlnined In the primary Inw. It appeared fhnl only court fiction or national or slnle convention maneuvering could nel any Minnesota dele"ales for Kisenliower. Kcfnnver Strong Tn the Democratic write-in voting, Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) had a heavy margin over President Tru- mnn. However, observers felt Hint much of Ihe Trumnn vole hnd gone lo Sen. Humphrey (D-MInn). whone name wns Ihe only one printed on the Democratic ballot. Humphrey had announced he would lurn over his delegation to Mr. Truman should Ihe President decide to run again. No Minnesota campaign been conducted for Truman, while a small, but vocal group had talked up Kefauver. Wilh 2227 of Minnesota's 3769 precincts reporting. Elsenhower had 92.833 voles, compared with 100,520 for Stassen. K. C. Sletteduhl whose name 'vas also printed on the GOP hallo!, got 18,IMS voles. Other Republican write-in totals were 19,803 for Sen. Taft (R-Ohio), 4515 for Gov. Karl War en of California and 1264 for Gen. Douglas MacArlhur. Humphrey--the only Democratic ballot, candidate -- polled 82,f':2 voles. Kefaii"er had 10,271 write- ins and Truman 2971 write-ins. Ilic's NHIIIK Struck In the 2227 pivincls reporting, a total of ,'!;!H.S(>7 voles was cast. Of this total. i:!7.ti."i7. were write- ins and 201,210 were ballot voles. Kisenhower's name had been filed in Ihe primary, but the supreme court found that, the filing petitions were defect ive. Names of Kefauver and MacArlhur had also been filed, but they were permitted to withdraw. Ports of Entry Problem Near Solution Today MUNSAN, Koren, March 10. /I' Allied spokesmen reported truce negotiations neared agreement, today on Ihe 10 ports of entry to be used during a Korean armistice. United Nations negotiators proposed a compromise. The Communists promised lo think it over. At the end ol their fi.'i-ininule discussion, (.'ol. Andrew ,/. Kinricy said : "II appears that we arc 1 in agreement (in Hie heller part ol j Hie porl.-. question." i Another group ol stall' i met lor only a lew cause neither side «y TUB ASSOCIATED PREM An astonishing show of write-in strength In the Minnesota primary added considerable sl/.o today lo (Jen. Dwiffhl D. Elsenhower's sl.nluro In Ihe fight for the Republican nominal Ion for president, Elsenhower, whose name wns no! on Ihe Minnesota ballot, wns within 12,000 votes of favorite-son candidate Harold E. Slnsson with many precincts still to bo tabu- Inlecl. The vote count wns expected lo be completed by noon. More nnd More, Ihe race for Ihe GOP nomination appeared to be narrowing lo a duel between Elsen- hower nnd Sen, Robert A, Taft of Ohio. There were political fireworks on Ihe Democratle front, too. Frank E, McKinney, Democratic nnl'iomil chairman, told newsmen nfter conferring with President Trumnn til Key West, Fin., Hint Truman may not run for reelection If n "satisfactory" Iruce Is reached in Koren, He said the sllunlion In Koren is "parnmounl" in Truman's mind in any diclsion nhout his political 'ulure. McKinney snid, too, Hint If Tru- mnn doesn't run, he won't try to inndpick Ihe Democratic, nominee. He said Ihe president, would favor an "open" convention. Oilier There were oilier significant de> velopments politically. These in eluded: j. President Truman withdrew from Ihe Juno 3 California pri mary. Backers of Sen. Esles Ke fnuver of Tennessee hnlled thi move ns significant. They snid i showed n realization on Truman' part thai "rank and file" Demo Stassen Only 12,000 in Lead Over General [n Own State "JOP Nomination Scents Duel Between Ike, Tafl BY JACK BBLL WASHINGTON. March 19 & — '•en. Dwlght D. Elsenhower 1 ! mazing write-In vote In the Mln- osota primary indicated today h* may be on Ihe way to supplanting en. Robert. A. Taft of Ohio as the nan lo beat for the Republican residential nomination. Ip 2018 of 3769 precincts, Elsen- lower hnd 88.722 votes to 95,874 egistered for former Gov. Harold :. Slassen, Ihe only well known nme on Ihe printed GOP ballot, 'aft hnd 18,560 write-in votes. crnts are in fnvor of Kefauver fo Ihe presidential nomination. 2. Son. Hubert Humphrey scor ed easily in Ihe Democratic prl •Innry In Minnesota to gain contro of that stale's 28 convention dele gales. Kefauver, whose name was not on the ballot, was .running fur behind. Trumnn got. even fewer write-in voles. Humphrey says he is not a serious contender for th nomination. 3. Humphrey, demons! ratinf his conviction that Truman wll not seek re-election, announced formation of a "fair deal" voting bloc in Ihe northern states to bacl n Democratic candidate other thai Truman for Ihe nomination. Some mentioned Goy, Adlai Stevenson o Illinois as a possibility. 4. Tafl. and Stassen stepped up their campaigns for the April : Wisconsin primary. Gov. Ear Warren of California, nlso enterec in Hint primary, wns expected it Wisconsin lomorrow, Try to OiiHt Wiirron 5. A move was begun i*> Wis consin lo knock Warren's name of Ihe ballot. Leaders of the drivi said many Warren backers "ii truth and in fact are not affiliatec with Ihe Republican party." 6. North Carolina Republicans completed selection of delegates lo the GOP convention wilh conflicting claims of Ihe results. Taf backers claimed 18 of Ihe 26 delegates. Eisenhower supporters saic Tafl has only 10 and that Kiscn- bower has 10, loo. An Associated Press poll listed 13 for Tafl, six for Eisenhower. Most of the interest, however centered in Minnesota, where re turns from 2017 ol tin- slate's 3769 precincts, listed these results: Republican: Stassen, flS.fififi; Eisenhower (write-in) '.)(),108; Tafl, l!).:i(M: Arthur E. Sletterdahl 17,!)UJ; Gen. Douglas A. MacArlhur. 12II2; Warren 4487. Returns from 211(1 of 37t>9 precincts showed: Democrats: Humphrey 81.218; Kclauver (urile-ini 1;'),984, Truman Continued On I'litfe. II Col. H Minnesota Primary /P--Republican ballot 2980 of 3769 precincts give: Slettedahl 19,763; Slnssen, 116,402; write- ins Eisenhower 100.968; MacArthur, 1.440; Tnft, 22,216; War- rcn, 4802. ' • Democratic ballot; Humphrey, 103,779; write-ins—Kefauver, 18,292; Trumnn, 3258. An expected Slassen victory would give him his own'» GOP nominating ballots at the July Chicago convention — and little else. Actually, Eisenhower appeared close (o winning two of Minnesota's nine Congressional districts.. This was no assurance Eisenhower would win any convention votes since Minnesota law makes no provision for delegates for write-ins. On the other hand,' Eisenhower backers could go to court or, maneuver at the state or national GOf convention for Eisenhower-pledged delegates. They could point to a demonstration of popular support seldom equalled at the polls, where voters, usually find it much easier to place an*-"XV beside th* name of a candidate, already on the ballot than to write in some one else'* name., , .'No Clmncft In Wisconsin There won't be any chance of duplicating the Minnesota write- in results in the Wisconsin, primary April 1. Gaigc 'Roberts, director of that state's department of elections, said write-in vples "are not provided for under statutes. They will not be counted or recognized and would invalidate any ballot so marked." The Wisconsin voting will be only on delegates supporting candidates who have filed affidavits that they intend lo seek the nomination at Ihe national conventions. Minnesota did not require the candidate'! consent. In Wisconsin, Taft, now regarded as the leading candidate for the nomination in number of prosper live delegates, is pitted against Stassen ancl Gov. Earl Warren of California. Warren was far down on the list, of Minnesota write-in vote getters. The seemingly more or less spontaneous upsurge for Eisenhower in Minnesota, on jp of his solid victory over Taft in last week's New Hampshire primary, indicated I IKS five-star general threatens tc overtake Taft unless there is an early reversal in trend. Surveys have indicated that, despite rival claims, the balance ol power-holding delegates to le chosen before the July convention probably will be uncommitted in what now looks like a ' vo-man race between Eisenhower and Taft. Taft Siiyn Wisconsin Key Tafl's managers have said they Continued on Page 2, Col. 3. Deadline Continued on Page 2, Col. 1. llllcei s minutes lie- could answci ;i soics nl (jiicslions asked /ire- v lously by the other concerning exchange of prisoners. Communists ncvv'••IIHTI. vvhnollen •irllrcl Ilir \ iru nl lied dHei;<ilrs. i lalkrd dl ,i 11m c agreement III 11 nee IM lorn v, ee/.. s Tlncc iiia|i)r disagreements stand in lice ua\ ol any ainns- I ice. Then- has been no indica- ilnin a Miluli'in was near on aiiv. 'I be key disputes : I 1. Voluntary repatriation of 1 prisoners M> demanded by Hie Allies versus forced repatriation de! immdcd by the H.cds. ; 2. The (jueslion of whether • Communists should lie allowed lo repair their damaged airfields (luring a Iruce. !',. Communist insistence on Soviet Russia as a neutral nation to 'supervise an armistice and UN' ; relusal to consider it. I These neutrals would check on! the flow of men and materials: coming into Korea as replacements j through the 10 ports ol entry— five on each side. Spring Finds American GIs Marrying Japs, By Hundreds H.y STA.N t.'AKTKJi TOKYO. March 19. .T Ilun- dicds of American servicemen man led Japanese girls today just in lime lo beat Ihe deadline leu taking their fictile brides home !o the I mlcd Slates. .James I!. Pilcher. I'. S. consul general increased the number ol servicemen legally married lo Japanese lo about SOI 10. An ac- curalc count will not be available for dass. Servicemen had lo be married by 2 [). m. today Ml |>. m. Tuesday I Alton Iimc i to benefit from a law which enables them to take their Oriental brides to the V. S. Ninety-five soldiers, .sailors and marines were married today at the Tokyo consulate. Similar numbers .stood beside their fiancees at consular offices in Yokohama. N' Kobe. Fukuoka and Sapporo and said. "1 do" to this question: "Do you solemnly swear that according to the laws of your state you are of. legal marriageable age and I here i.s no hindrance, lega' or otherwise, to your uniting ir marriage wilh this girl?" Thai's all there was. Some of the couples planned religious ceremonies later, but mosi did nol. Most of the bridegrooms wert based in Japan. Some were or leave Irom Korea. A few came or furloughs from the U. S. Many oi the couples broughl children. Some were born out ol wedlock but most were born witjj the benefit of a Japanese marriagg ceremony. "1 have lo register my baby here." Air Force Sgt. George Miller of Cincinnati, told a state department clerk after his marriage to a pretty Japanese. "He isn't even registered with the Japanese government, yet. He's thret months old. He could just get lost and nobody would know it. "While we were getting married doun there at the counter- I had to stop and his pants."

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