Winona Republican Herald, March 18, 1952

Winona Republican Herald

March 18, 1952

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Rain, Turning To Snow By Morning, Colder Hear Election Returns Over KWNO Tonight VOLUME 52, NO. 26 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES Drizzle Slows Voting Crowds Surround the bus carrying Sen. Robert Taft and his party committee and news- men when the campaign unit makes a stop at Galesville this morning. An overflow crowd 450 persons filled the Village Hall and about 150 persons listened to the senator's address via loudspeaker in the next-door theater. Crowds Greet Taft at Talks In Wisconsin LA CROSSE Taft (R- Ohio) yesterday greeted "The larg- est and most enthusiastic crowds anyone could ask for" and set off today on another round of his final Wisconsin campaign tour before the primary April 1. A crowd of packed the La Crosse vocational school auditori- um for last night's address, and an additional 300 sat in the adjoin- ing gymnasium, where they could hear but not see the senator. Earlier yesterday he spoke to a Standing-room-only audience of 000 at Platteville, at Richland Center, 350 at Reedsburg, 300 at Tomah and at Mauston. The Ma us ton audience assembled in the high school gymnasium only a few hours after Harold E. Stas- sen had addressed 400 persons across the the court- house. Busy Defending Truman Asked about Stassen, Taft said that the former Minnesota gover- nor "seems to be busy defending Truman's foreign policy. If the Re- publicans are going to do Taft continued, "We're wasting our time in this election." Taft did not mention Gen. Eis- enhower by name. But at Rich- land Center the Ohionan remarked, "I am here and ready to state my views. I don't see how a man can claim to be a candidate if he isn't here, and doesn't say what he stands for or what his record shows." In another talk, Taft asserted that Atty. Gen. McGrath and the FBI could have kept the adminis- tration free of corruption, if they had wanted to do so. "Everything Truman has done to clean up government merely con- dones he said. Taft told the La Crosse audience that he favors statehood for Ha- waii because it is self-sufficient. He does not believe Alaska is ready for statehood, he explained, be- cause the government owns 95 per cent of the land and the territory would depend too much on federal financial aid. Eyes on Alaska "Alaska's congressmen would be under the direction of whoever is in the White Taft said. The United Nations has proved to be a failure because it has fail- ed to prevent aggression, Taft stat- ed. He said he voted for the U.N. but that he didn't realize then that Russia would have veto power. The senator said he would not recommend that the United States withdraw, because the U.N. may Republican-Herald photos Area Taft For President coramitteemen gather to meet Sen. Robert Taft at his stop at Galesville this morning. From left are Charles Zepp, Alma, Buffalo County committee head; Sen. Taft, G. M. Wiley, Galesville, acting chairman of the Trempealeau County committee, and John Schilling, mayor of Galesville, who introduced Taft Heavy Crowds Hear Campaigning Taft GALESVILLE, Wis. all-out campaign against President Truman and the present administration was promised to- day by Sen. Robert Taft, should he win the Republican presidential nomination. Taft spoke to overflow crowds here and at Melrose, Black River Falls and Neillsville this morning on the second day of his cam- paign swing through Wisconsin. The hard-hitting Ohio senator, his voice somewhat husky after Monday's grueling nine-speech schedule cited three major is- still prove useful negotiations. in peacetime Taft said he believed this coun- try should do everything possible to get a Korean armistice at the 38th parallel, because we could not gain by going ahead with the fight Gen. MacArthur's methods would have ended the Korean war, the senator added. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night, gradually turning to snow flurries and turning colder by morning. Wednesday clear and a little colder. Low tonight 30, high Wednesday 42. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 44; minimum, 21; BOOB 38; precipitation, .04; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 15. sues: 1. Reduction of spending and taxation by the federal govern- ment. 2. Return of honesty and integrity in government offices to replace the current "immorality and cor- ruption." 3. The need for a strong foreign policy beginning with dismissal of Sec. of State Dean Acheson. Traveling in a chartered bus. accompanied by party workers and newsmen, Taft is defending the Taft-Hartley labor law, is opposing UMT as now defined and is favor- ing continued price supports. Taft referred indirectly to Gen. Eisenhower in several of his 15- minute talks when he said: "We have had popular candi- dates before But we have not had a winning one. In every case the me-too campaign is not a fighting he said. Hits Spending The senator lashed out at excess government spending, warning that it can lead to an economic break- down of this country. to spend 30 per cent of our incomes. If this keeps up we will destroy our free economy." declared Taft. The Communist threat to Ameri- ca today has developed because of the administration's attitude tow- ard Communism, Taft said here. He maintained the way to fight Communism is to build a strong, "all-powerful" Air Force. In line with this, he said, we need a return to" "an American foreign policy, one which stresses the preservation of peace and liberty to our people." Taft was greeted by more than 600 persons at Galesvflle this first stop today. The Village Hall was jammed to capacity, and an overflow crowd heard the senator's talk over loud- speakers in the theater next door. Taft was introduced by Mayor John Schilling. Also speaking brief- (Continued on Page 15, Column 4.) TAFT Stassen Asks Support of lker MacArthur Men RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. W- Harold E. Stassen last night again urged MacArthur and Eisenhower backers to vote for Stassen-pledged delegates in the Wisconsin presi- dential primary April 1. Stumping Southwestern Wiscon- sin at the same time as Sen. Taft another GOP presidential aspirant, Stassen told his audience here that his own policies most nearly represent the generals' views. He pointed out that neither MacArthur nor Eisenhower is en- tered in the primary. An overflow audience of listened in the Richland Center auditorium where Sen. Taft drew earlier in the day. Today Stassen was to visit Prairie du Reedsburg, Sparta is Presses For income of Government Men Demands May Bring Down Ire Of Congressmen By JERRY T. BAULCH WASHINGTON N e w b o 1 Morris faced more trouble from irate congressmen today as he se out to ask higher-paid gov ernment officials to list their sources of income. The mailing of questionnaires to the signaled the launchin of Morris' widely heralded searc' for corruption in the government. Morris has made clear that gov ernment officials receiving th quiz sheet have no choice abpu filling it out, short of resigning Meanwhile, Chairman McCarra (D-Nev) summoned his Senate Ju diciary Committee into closed ses sion and announced he would urg{ it to reject Truman's request tha Morris be given power to seize records and summon witnesses. Asks Safeguards McCarran said he would voti such powers only for some cleanu] man appointed subject to Senat with safeguards fo congressional investigative powers He contended that Morris hat shown "utter disrespect" for Con gress. The Nevada Senator was one o several lawmakers who expressed resentment over hot-tern pered testimony last week" before a committee questioning him abou his role in profitable ship deals and trade with Red China. Sen. Jenner a commit tee member, told a reporter he would back McCarran's turndown demand. President Truman named Morris a special assistant to the attorney general, which does not require Senate confirmation. More Questions McCarran said he plans to gel Morris before the committee be- fore Easter to say under oath whether he ever associated with any Communist front organiza- tions. Morris denied any such associa- tion last month when Rep_. Potter (R-Mich) said been used by "front'jjgroups during his public career York city. In the House, tax investigator? scheduled a private session with former Revenue Commis- sioner Joseph D. Nunan Jr., now a New York attorney. The House Ways and Means Committee is in- vestigating alleged irregularities in the New York tax collecting agen- cy. Monroe D. Bowling was fired yesterday, the third revenue col- lector ousted in the New York of- fice. Revenue Commissioner John B. Dunlap announced the President had accepted Cowling's resigna- tion-by-request because of "irregu- larity" in one of the collector's income tax returns. Pennsylvania Hunters Plant Trees for Farmers PHILADELPHIA efore he swept last week's New Jampshire primary, Eisenhower said that under most circum- stances he would agree but he has a "dominant personal during the next few months, no other job or mission that I can discharge seems more important! than the one in which I am now! This uncritical into the mind and activities of a President still in the White House discloses among other things that: Feartd Twice, at least, since he took office, Truman has feared World War HI was on the verge of break- ing out. As early as January, 1946, he declared he was tired of "babying the Soviets" saying so in a scorching memo that rapped the of James 7. Byrnes, then engaged." Hope The Eisenhower letter was con- trued by his backers as giving hope, however, that he might rec- ignize the "clear-cut call" as com- mg from the result of a primary such as that in New Jersey April 5. fie will be pitted then against 'aft and Former Gov. Harold E. tassec of Minnesota in the pref- erence popularity vote. secretary of state, for keeping him in the dark on foreign policy de- velopments. Byrnes, now governor of South Carolina, issued a statement call- ing this incident "absolutely un- true." He welcomed the nomination of Thomas E. Dewey for President by the Republicans in 1948 because {Continued en 15, Column 3) TRUMAN cases 90 per cent and in all easel more than 50 per cent of the votef were write-ins. Only 52 voters in three Interna- tional Falls city wards had east Ballots up to' 10 a.m. Two and a lalf inches of wet snow fell last night, making highways slippery. A good turnout was shown up to a.m. at St. Cloud, where vot- ers also were balloting on a pro- posed charter amendment. Despite a steady drizzle, had voted, a. total of are registered. An estimated 250 out of registered voters turned out in the "irst hour at Hibbing. Rochester reported very light voting with only 10 to 15 persons voting in 'ach of the city's 16 precincts up o mid-forenoon as rain mixed with >now fell. At Bemidji one major ward had only 14 voters in the first three lours. Voting also was very light at Willmar, St. James and Fergus Falls. The ballot in the state's- first such primary since 1916 carried names of only two Republicans and one Democrat as contestants for national convention delegates. But an opinion of Atty. Gen. J. A. A. Burnquist that write-in votes must be counted threw the election wide open for a popular- ity contest Contesting for 25 Republican del- egates are former Gov. Harold Stassen and Edward C. Slettedahl, St. Paul school teacher, who is supporting both Gen. MacArthur and Sen. Taft Only Democratic candidate is favorite son Sen. Hubert His 23 delegate slate had been planned for President Truman. Slettedahl, state chairman of Fighters for MacArthur, has said be will support Gen. MacArthur as Jong as MacArthur has chance. Taft is his second choice. Vote of In 1948 Minnesota convention del- egates were named at state con- ventions. Republicans stayed with Harold Stassen until be moved that the convention vote be made unanimous for Gov. Thomas Dew- ey of New York. Minnesota dele- gates to the 1948 Democratic Na- tional Convention voted for Presi- dent Truman. Experts in the Secretary of State's office forecast a total vote in the neighborhood of Regular state primary elections in recent years have run somewhat over The present primary law was en- acted in 1949 and is being used for the first time. The 1916 law vas repealed after a single trial tfone of the principal candidate! that year entered. You Still Have Time to Vote; Polls Open Until 8 0'Clock Tonight ;

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