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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Thundersriowers No Important Temperature Change Buy Your Steamboat Days Button Now VOLUME 52, NO. 108 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 23, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES Car Rams Train at Nelson; I Dead TODAY Ike Just Beginning To Hit Pace By JOSEPH AND STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON The real story behind Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow- er's Abilene speech casts a lot of light on a problem that has been puzzling a lot of people. To be blunt about it, a lot of people are asking, "What's hap- pened to In the days before he became a Presidential candi- date, the Eisenhower magic was singularly reliable. Almost every- thing he did electrically conveyed an impression of major a personality large and forceful, warm and sincere. But now the magic works only about 80 per cent of the time: and it has been particularly absent when it was most needed, in the big, important televised speeches. The story of the Abilene speech tells why. Both the general and his coalition of political managers saw that this opening gun of his personal campaign might all but win the battle. Eisenhower envi- sioned it mainly as an expression of his own beliefs about America. He worked long and alone on the first draft, to get his real feelings into the speech. Not Witty or Original This is, of course, the inner es- sence of the Eisenhower magic. He is not witty. He is not remarkably original. His views are the views of an average, common-sensible intelligent man. What makes him big is simply his deep, genuine be- lief in the vital, simple things, and what makes people respond and warm to him is his power to pro- ject this deep belief. No one who has seen the first draft for Abi- lene, which Eisenhower sent to this country for criticism, can doubt that it. contained this essence of the Eisenhower magic. As a speech, this first draft was not perfect, to be sure. It was top long. As a concession to the poli- tical character of the occasion, it included too much rather thread- bare verbiage on such standard topics as the virtues of a balanced budget and the evils of bureau- cracy. Yet the emotions of the man also came through, almost poeti- cally, as when lie spoke of the founding fathers' struggling to 500 U. S. Planes Hit Red Utilities Navy Aircraft From U.S. Carriers Princeton, top, Boxer, cen- ter, and Philippine Sea, bottom, teamed up with Air Force and' Marine planes today to knock out five major Communist hydro- electric plants in the biggest air raid of the Korean war. Plants kayoed included world's fourth largest hydroelectric plant at Suiho, about 30 miles up the Yalu River from the Red MIG base at Antung, two generating plants at Changjin Reservoir and two other plants on the Songchon river in eastern North Korea. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) By STAN CARTER SEOUL, Korea hundred Air Force, Navy and Marine create a society of equal oppor- planes today knocked out five major Communist hydro-electric plants umitv -nut tho nf and blacked out much of North Korea and parts of Manchuria in the biggest air raid of the Korean war. Pilots said they saw more than 200 Red MIG jets parked on a Manchurian base within sight of one target, but all stayed on the ground. Every Allied plane return- Woman Killed At La Crosse tunity "out of the brambles of men's passions and prejudices, nut of the wilderness of nature." And satisfyingly often the speech rose to an elevated note, far above the alternate mumbling and shrill- j ness that characterizes most poli- j tical oratory. Take, for example, his short statement of the spiritual j origin of political liberty: Freedom Is of the Spirit "You cannot hold freedom in your hand, any more than you can j hold the soul of a man or a nation, j Freedom is of the spirit, and only by the spirit of men can it be effectively maintained." This was the way to get across the true image of Eisenhower as a national leader. And at Abilene, it' was far more needful to get across this personal image to the waiting nation than to deal with specific political issues which would be left until later. Unfortunately, this need was not 1 Granite in Waushara County. grasped when Gen. Lucius D. Clay transmitted Eisenhower's first draft to the ehieftnins of the Eisen- hower coalition. These men, after all, are seasoned politicians. Every seasoned politician has his own notion of the right kind of speech, which is, inevitably, the kind of speech he makes himself. By the same token, the virtues of the first draft for Abilene lay precisely in the patches where it least resem- service. ed safely, the Air Force said Lt. Gen. Glenn 0. Barcus, U.S. Fifth Air Force commander, said the joint air strike demonstrated "our mastery of the skies over North -Korea." The world's fourth largest bydro- electric plant at Suiho, about 30 miles up the Yalu River from the BERLIN, Wis. Mary Ann Communist MIG base at Antung, Bergh, 36, of La Crosse, died yes- was. completely out of terday at a Berlin hospital of in- juries suffered in an automobile- truck collision Friday. Miss Bergh was the second victim of the crash, j Mrs. Bernard Zein, about 50, also Other planes smashed two gen- of La Crosse, was killed instantly ei'ating stations at the Chosin re- The accident occurred near Red wchere Marines and the Seventh Division fought their bitter battle against the first waves of Chinese Communist troops in December, 1950. The other two plants knocked but Murray Reveals Truman Pledge On T-H Act Hear CIO President in Rally at Gary GARY, Ind. steelworker boss Philip Murray said yesterday that President Truman assured him last December "you need have no fear' of a Taft-Hartley injunc- tion if the union would postpone its scheduled Jan. 1 strike. And he called Inland Steel Pres- ident Clarence Randall a "liar" for saying that Murray and Tru- man had "made a deal." Murray addressed an audience of at a steelworkers rally in this city of About persons in Gary and adjoining East Chicago earn their liveli- hood in the steel mills. No Fear of T-H The steelworkers' head said President Truman told him: "If you will voluntarily agree to suspension of the strike I bc- ieve you need have no fear of the courts imposing on your members he so-called Taft-Hartley injunc- tion procedure." The strike was postponed, gov- j crnment seizure followed, and steelworkers stayed on the job un- til after adverse court decisions on the seizure. Steelworkers have been on strike three weeks, since the U. S. Su- preme Court ruled government seizure of the industry illegal. President Truman has not started Taft-Hartley Act injunction pro- ceedings to .stop -it. A resolution urging him to do so has passed the Senate. The Driver Of This Car was killed and two passengers injured in a train-car crash near Nel- son, Wis., early Sunday. The accident occurred Taft Not Sure Committee Will Support Views By JACK BELL Goodhue Farmer Killed as Auto Hits Freight Train Crew Unaware Of Fatal Mishap; Two Hospitalized NELSON. Wis. A Goodhue, farmer is dead and two other persons lie Seriously injured in the Wabasha hospital to- day as a result of an early-morn- ing train-car crash at a Milwaukee Road crossing on Highway 35, four miles north of here, Sunday. Identified by Buffalo County Traffic Officer Henry Zeichert, Buffalo City, as the accident vic- tims were: Carl R, Haack, 54, Goodhue, the driver of the car who was kill- ed instantly in the mishap. Mrs. Bernadetie Elms. 59, Lake City, confined in St. Eliza- beth's Hospital for treatment of nead injuries, fractures of both legs and other injuries. Clyde Binder, 56, Rhinelander, Wis.. believed to be employed on the Haack farm, hospitalized with head injuries, multiple fractures, cuts and bruises. Their physician reported this morning that both Mrs. Elms and Binder are in "very serious" con- I iition. Binder, who is suffering from a crushed chest and internal injuries was unconscious earlier this morning and by noon was only partially conscious. ABOARD THE SS UNITED STATES Ht-This newest and bis- j Elms also suffered internal gest American challenger for speed supremacy of the sea lanes I slipped easily through the Atlantic towards New York today on its said that Haack's first home port call. death was the first traffic fatality The 390-foot, U.S. Lines luxury liner was scheduled to ln Buffalo County this when Carl R. Haack, 54, Goodhue, Minn., farmer, drove the car into a moving freight train. (Repub- lican-Herald photo) Liner U. S. Takes 1300 VIFs Out Before an overflow audience in- one Principal issues eluding steelworkers, politicians I Between Taft and Gen. Dwight D. mayors of the two hard-hit steel I Eisenhower in their battle for the WASHINGTON Robert j start up the Hudson River to its mid-Manhattan pier at about A. Taft of Ohio said today he isn't I A spectacular port welcome was at all certain his followers will have I Planrned- a majority on the vital credentials committee of the Republican Na- tional Convention. The credentials group will rec- ommend the action to be taken on the seating of contested delegates towns and Lt. Gov. John Watkin of Indiana, the president of the steelworkers union: Charges Conspiracy 1. Accused major steel producer, of "a conspiracy" to prolong thi steel strike. 2. Criticized- Gen. Dwight D. Ei senhower for voicing opinions on :he steel strike when "he coult hardly know the facts." Murray in particular objected to this remark ie attributed to the candidate for the Republican presidential nomi nation: "Why don't they use the Taft-Hartley 3. Attacked the1 industry's reluct- ance to give the union's ;triking members a union shop. 4. Said it would be "unjust tc the steelworkers to undergo The Yalu separates Korea from Manchuria. All targets were in Ko- rea. Chosin Reservoir bled the speeches of other politi- cians. Hence many criticisms volleyed back to Paris. Revision began, making the speech much flatter, far more conventional, with the Eijenhower quality tremendously diluted. When the general reached this country, there was some fur- ther tinkering, such as the addi- tion of the much too obviously political references to the Yalta Conference and the loss of China. The result of this tinkering was 3 Killed in Plane Crash in 80-day strike injunction under he Taft-Hartley Law since they ave already delayed the origina'l trike 153 days on the request of the President." 5. Did not say what the union's position would be if the Taft-Hart- ley Act were invoked. 6, Predicted the steelworkers will win the strike regardless of "what kind of suppressive weapon may be used against you." The bald, ruddy labor leader was bitter in his denunciation of Randall. He accused the steel ex- ecutive of "deliberately lying" in saying Murray and Truman "made MARVIN, S. D. Three per- were on the Songchon River ap- I a deal." Murray said he "had more .proximately 18 miles north of I Aspect for the office of president Hamhung in Eastern Korea. j to a Air Force and Marine planes Further- said Murray, when Ran- 500 i (Continued on Page 16, Column 2) 'again. GOP presidential nomination. Each state delegation to the Chi- cago convention names two mem- bers of the credentials group. While some of his backers have claimed Taft will have a majority of the votes in more than half of the states, the Ohioan said that doesn't mean the committee will be stacked in his favor. "There are all shades of politi- cal opinion represented among the credentials members who already have been Taft told a re- porter. "I don't think anyone can last night that he anticipated no trouble moving into New York on schedule at the end of a 500-mile cruise from Newport News, Va., where the vessel was built. The United States moved out to sea from the fog-drenched Vir- ginia harbor early yesterday with guests aboard. Among them were top government officials, sen- ators, armed forces officers, ship- ping officials and newsmen. Up to 33 Knots Manning put the vessel through her paces yesterday in a smooth 30-minute burst of speed at 33 knots. The average for the entire day's run >was 19 knots. The-short and fast performance was better than the 32.08 knots averaged by the British Cunard liner Queen Mary on her best day's say that the committee will be I run in August, 1938, when it set [the world's record for the fastest controlled." Contests over delegations don't get to the credentials group until after the tommittec Atlantic passenger crossing. Shipping circles expect that the Republican National (United States, perhaps on its maid- has .ruled on them. Then, the credentials members are restricted by convention rules "rom taking any new testimony. They can only pass on evidence en voyage starting July .3, may try to beat the bigger Queen Mary's record. While the United States was sail- ing northward, Secretary of Corn- Acheson Leaves For 16 Days of Important Talks WASHINGTON Secretary of State Acheson flew to Europe to- day for a 16-day round of impor- tant conferences while Britain's de- fense minister, Viscount Alexan- der, was starting a briefer series of talks in Washington. Acheson took in President Truman's plane, with the Presi- dent at the airport to wish him success last night, a few hours after Alexander flew in from Korea. Acheson's mission abroad is ex- pected to center around problems in Europe and the Middle East. Alexander is expected to talk about Korea with top level offi cials here, tee members are generally re garded as favoring Taft's candi- dacy. say Warren in their dispute over the government subsidy for the United States. Officer Zeichert said that the ac- jcident occurred at about a.m. I Sunday when Haack, apparently en route to Lake City, drove into j the side of a flat car of a north- j bound Milwaukee Road freight train at the crossing almost mid- way between here and Pepin. This is on the Chippewa Valley branch. All three occupants of the car were in the front seat at the time of the crash. Haack was hurled out of the automobile by the im- pact and was pinned beneath the wreckage when the car rolled over on its side. Lying Beneath Car The Goodhue farmer was lying, dead, beneath the rear end of the car when the first persons arrived at the scene a few minutes after the accident. Mrs. Elms and Binder, meanwhile, were trapped in- side the twisted wreckage of the car and an acetylene torch was required to cut away a portion of the car body to free them from the wreckage. Binder was unconscious when rescuers arrived. Mrs. Elms was :onscious, however, when an am- Dulance arrived to take her and Binder to the Wabasha hospital. Officer Zeichert said that his in- vestigation indicated that the car was traveling east on Highway 35 j when it ran into the train. f Tire marks on the pavement [showed that the car skidded ap- Ike Denies Truman Offered Nomination By BILL BECKER DENVER Truman never offered Gen. Dwight Eisen dall later denied making such a j hower the 1952 Democratic presidential nomination. Ike is not inter I statement, "I called him a liar i ested in any third party move this year. sons, believed to be a trio Kearney, Neb., men who had been fishing in Minnesota, were killed yesterday when their plane crash- ed in a cornfield near here. The plane burned and the bodies were so charred that identification was impossible. Sources at Kearney say the plane was believed to be one car- rying Wayne Leonard, Ralph Barney and Bill Heacock, all of Kearney, believed returning from what Eisenhower took out to Abi- a Bemidji, Minn., fishing trip, lene for his baptism in politics, which then turned out to be total immersion, Insists on Being Self Under the circumstances, it is i hardly surprising that the Eisen- hower magic at Abilene was con- fined to his unprepared utterances and spontaneous contacts with those who had assembled there. It is a mark of Eisenhower's strength of character that he quick- ly sensed something had gone wrong and insisted, at Detroit, on being himself. But the question and answer method adopted for the Detroit speech, although far better than the careful contriving of the speech at Abilene, still fail- ed to project Eisenhower's real largeness and strength. Search Fails For Lost Pair LANCASTER, Wis. tft-A posse of 50 woodsmen and three air- planes searched rough timber country in Grants County yester- day without success in the search for Mr. and Mrs, Nagle Humble of Danville, 111. The couple has been missing since June 12 when they took off from the Albert Lea, Minn., airport en route home. The search was prompted by a belated report from Lyle Thornton, a far- mer who said he saw a dazed, dis- hevelled woman beside a road on June 14. A Glider Group which has been trained as a nucleus of a pilot corps of a future East German Army march in parade at convention of Free German Youth in Leipzig in Soviet-controlled zone of Germany. The week-long convention which began May 29 was called off by Red leaders to This and more were disclosed by Eisenhower the past weekend dur ing his swift western swing, which touched at Dallas, Las Vegas Nev., and giant Hoover Dam. His backers say that as a resul of a five-hour Nevada sojourn yes terday, the general picked up three and possibly more delegates to the Republican National Convention Aspirant Busy The busy aspirant for the GOP presidential nomination arrived here by plane late last night. He will make a telecast from 10 to p. m. (Eastern Standard Time) tonight, taking issue with his rival, Sen. Robert A. Taft on matters of foreign policy. The Denver talk will be televised na- tionally by the National Broad- casting Company, Eisenhower touched off his fire- works at Dallas. At a news con- ference there yesterday he flatly denied that Truman had ever of- iered him the '52 Democratic nom- ination. Last fall Arthur Krock of :he New York Times reported nat the offer had been made. In his book, "Crusade in Eu- Eisenhower wrote that at Potsdam in 1345, the President old him he would support him for anything he wanted! While saying he is not interested n any third party movement-this year, Eisenhower declined .to com- mit himself on any future decision. reiterate pledges to defend the Soviet Union and Communist East Germany and to tutor delegates on future general party lines. This picture was released for publication Wednesday by West Ger- man Ministry for All-German Affairs at Bonn. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) His most important conferences proximately 54 feet to the point of are expected to be in London, with impact. British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman, and later with George Kennan, new U. S. ambas- sador to Moscow. The Big Three talks have no fixed schedule of subjects, but au- thorities say they will cover the range of common interests. These include Germany, relations with Russia, and conditions in Egypt and Iran and possibly Korea. Acheson's visit to Brazil, at the invitation of. Foreign Minister Neves de Fontauranra, wil{ be his first to that country. Korean Situation Alexander's visit to Washington follows a tour of the Korean War fronts, and discussions here are expected to center around the Ko- rean situation. On arriving yesterday from his jattlefield survey, he told re- porters: "I was very impressed by what saw. I think you're running a ;ood show." World War II com- mander whose title is Field Mar- hal the Earl Alexander of cheduled a busy round of confer- nces today with Secretary of De- ense Lovett, Gen. Omar Bradley, hairman of the Joint Chiefs of taff, and others. 'arts of Manila :looded by Rain MANILA UP) Parts of Manila under one to two feet of today from heavy rains in the wake of a tropical storm. Weathermen said the storm, hich skirted the Northeast Pbilip- ines, has intensified into an 86- ile-per-hour typhoon near the outhern Ryuku Islands. 'It is' loving northeast in the direction f Okinawa at 14 miles an hour. Zeichert found that moments be- fore the crash, Haack apparently sought to turn right to avoid the collision. In doing so, he drove off the pavement and struck the railroad car at a point 11 railroad ties south of the crossing. Wedged by Rail The car was moved only slightly from the point of impact. The two front wheels of the automobile were pushed almost together, in- dicating that the automobile be- came wedge'd against one of the ties and was crushed by the force of the moving freight car. The train crew was unaware Jiat an accident occurred and the freight was not -stopped at the ac- cident site. First persons to come upon the wrecked car believed that the au- tomobile only had run off the high- way and overturned. Zeichert, however, determined Continued on Page 10, Column 7) CAR RAMS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy, humid with occasional thundershowers tonight and Tues- day. No important change in tem- perature. Low tonight 65, high. Tuesday 82. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 75; minimum, 55; noon, 75; presipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 79; minimum, 62; noon, 68; precipitation, 2.14; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 10.   

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