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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Clearing, Colder Tonight; Tuesday Fair, Quite Cool Buy Your Steamboat Days Button Now VOLUME 52, NO. 119 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 7, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES ver onvention Opens; Fight es Put Before GOP Delegates A 23-year-old Rushford soldier was killed instantly, the 20-year-old driver was critically injured and a third youth suffered bruises at p.m. Saturday when the car in which they were riding went out of control on Highway 43 at the crest of West Burns Valley hill miles southwest of Winona and rolled over four times. The dead man is Pvt. Norman M, Carlson, 23, home on leave to i visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carlson, Rushford, before [going to the Far East. i Critically injured, and still in a coma at Winona General Hospital this morning, is Bertram 0. Glen- Tempers High As Republicans Open Parley t Opposite Factions Of Party Locked In Control Battle By RELMAN MORIN CHICAGO with emotion, more than Republicans thronged into Convention Hall to- na son of Mr and Mrs. Ben Glen-! day to the tortuous process na, Rushford. He is an Army vet-! nominating a candidate for Pres- eran, discharged from -service late '-dent. in May. Some of them are angry, many- Bruised is Merland Ellefson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard El- lefson, Rushford. Mrs. Ellefson is a sister of Glenna. On Gradual Curve Winona County Sheriff George Fort said the car, driven by Glenna, was coming toward Wi- nona when it apparently went out of control on a gradual curve at the crest of the long hill. Fort said the car careened for of them are anxious for themselves and for the party, and most of them are plagued with the davils of indecision. There are two pictures here today. The one you can see has been building up for a week. All the organized nonsense of a national convention has been going on, full blast, in the Conrad Hilton Hotel, and in the streets around it. There are the swirling crowds 200 feet along the right shoulder, I wjth their banners and placards, Pfc. Norman Carlson Far East-Bound, Dies TODAY went into the right ditch for 200 more feet, came back up on the road, sped into the ditch again, then swerved abruptly up on the road a second time where it rolled whooping and shouting, chanting their slogans and home-made cam- paign songs. They have jammed the vast lobbies of the hotel, fight- ing and shrieking for a glance at Wounds Go Deep By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP CHICAGO The first hot blast of this embittered Republican con- vention leaves you both startled and puzzled. The venom engender- ed between the Taft and Eisenhow- er forces has to be seen to be believed: And you find your- self wondering how on earth the wounds are ever to be bound up, over four times, coming to rest on j any of candidates, cheering in unison like college rooting sec- tions. ID-Gallon Hats There are 10-gallon hats from Texas, full-feathered Indian head- dresses, men wandering around in blue jeans with trousers rolled up to the knees, acres and acres of bare shoulders, a girl in white shorts whirling around on roller skates. Bands of teen-agers, frenzied, yelling, and desperately happy to be "for" this or that candidate portable loud-speakers, blaring and blasting the crushing white lights of television and the news- reels a blizzard of leaflets and throw-aways and everywhere, I on the curbs and even the floors, j people sit, fanning themselves and Glenna Outcome May Determine Ike's Strength Gen. MacArtHur To Give Keynote Address Tonight By JACK BELL and W. T. PEACOCK CONVENTION HALL, Chicago av- The Republicans kicked oft their 25th presidential nomination convention today and promptly moved into a bitter floor fight be- tween Taft and Eisenhower forces over the playing rules. It promised quick show of strength which may give a line on whether Sen. Robert A. Taft or Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower will finally come up with the GOP presidential nomination. The' issue was whether those delegates whose own right to sit Ellefson and how the party is ever to car- ry the November election, if the candidate who wins here has got to march to victory through riv ers of fraternal blood. its wheels. The car was vir- tually demolished. From the point the car left the road until it ended up on its wheels, Sheriff Fort said, is 800 feet. He said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. From A Position High in the upper balcony, this is how the Chicago International Amphitheater looked today at the time the Republican National Convention got under way. Delegates and alternates mill about on the floor seeking their Seats. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) lALL OR NOTHING Carlson and Glenna were rushed rubbing" swollen ankles, VvUl. AOUil CtllU 1 to Winona General Hospital by am- bulance. Carlson was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, Glenna is so critically injured, a attendant said this morn- j hospital 'ing, that a complete examination The basic trouble, of course, isjand X-rays are awaiting his im- the split which has plagued the pr0vement. He has a crushed skull ABOARD THE SS UNITED a little STATES sleek new super- liner United States completed her All of that moved today to Con- i maiden Atlantic crossing today in vention Hall. It is the visible side a record three days, 10 hours and of the picture. J40 minutes, copping the trans-At- But there is another side. And lantic speed ribbon for America not even the professional politicians I for the first time in 83 years. WASHINGTON Wt Prices may climb to an all-time peak during j the next six to 12 months. At the same time, however, incomes, pro- duction and employment may rise moderately. These were the highlights of a staff report Sunday to the Sen- CHICAGO Wt-Dwight DY ILr.hfwer launched his all-or-nothing Ute-House Economic Committee, can see this side, nor gauge it with I The time was 10 hours and two j offensive today. He may have a pretty good idea by nightfall j whose job is to keep an eye on Republican party in all its efforts i anci other undetermined injuries. to regain its former greatness In j Carlson had a broken and certain slates, notably in the Mid-! h j ctnii i west, the party's Old Guard sur-1 I vived the 1932 debacle and still j Carlson and Glenna were thrown i Before the Republicans begin vo-1 English dawn as a gale controls the local party of the car as ]J rolled, Sher-1 ting on a candidate, they probably! of 60-knot winds whipped her. The any accuracy, nor control it be- j minutes faster than the old record j whether he's going to be the Republican presidential nominee or just: economic trends for Congress. yond a certain point. And it has i set 14 years ago by the British I a retired general. i The report said the price in-1 On his personal D-day, Eisenhower seemed convinced, judging crease may be from 1 to 3 per i from his attitude and his actions, that he's going to win as a self- j due to an cxpectcd climb in j styled political amateur the rents and services, a recovery in' Speech on KWNO Gen. Douglas keynote speech at the Repub- lican National Convention to- night will be broadcast locally by KNWO. The evening session is scheduled to open at p.m. and the general's speech will follow opening formalities, probably about 8 p.m. (them worried. Crowd Psychology Call it crowd psychology. Cunard liner Queen Mary. The United States raced past the finish Rock off the in the convention is under contest should be allowed to vote on set- tling other contests. Victory-hungry GOP stalwarts, worried that the floor battle would leave many wounds trahealed at election time, had striven desper- ately to head it off through compromise. They even delayed the opening of the first session for an hour and three minutes in an effort to get the Taft and Eisenhower men in agreement. No Decision A long back-stage huddle pro- duced no decision, however, and finally GOP National Chairman Guy George Gabrielson gavelled the convention to order at a.m. Finally it came to the convention floor with a motion fay Sen. Brick- er of Ohio that the convention adopt the 1948 rules. That was what Taft's backers wanted. The Eisenhower strategists coun- with a substitute proposal tions. In other states, notably on the East and West coasts, the Old Guard went down forever with Herbert Hoover, and new style Re-1son was m publicans have cropped up, as a sort of second growth. Old Guard Backs Taft As in 1240. 1944 and 1948, the present struggle is between Old Guardsmen and the new style Re- publicans. The Old Guard backs Taft, Eisenhower is the choice of the moderns, the compromisers and the anti-isolationists. But this convention differs in one vital particular from the conven- tions which nominated Wendell Willkie and Thomas E.' Dewey. There is a stop-at-nothing spirit, a willingness to go to any lengths "to put Sen. Taft over, which was lacking in the Old rather feeble comback bid in other years. So far as one can judge, this spirit has several sources. Gov. Dewey's surprise defeat in 1948, (Continued on Page 3, Column 7) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Clearing and cooler tonight. Tuesday gen- erally fair and quite cool. Low tonight 55, high Tuesday 75. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at. 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, minimum, 70; noon, 89; precipitation, none. Observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 94; minimum, 63; precipitation, .49; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max temp. 89 at p. m. Sun- rain. 61 at a. m. today, direction 15 rsr hour from northwest, vis- T'v'lO miles, clouds feet, overcast; .humidity 97, barometer steady. Additional weather on Page 16. iff Fort said, but Ellefson stayed in the automobile. He was riding on the right side of the car, and Carl- be called on to vote on the j ship's band struck up the "Star rules of the convention, a resolu- j Spnngled Banner" and her tion, an amendment, and possibly i passengers capped their diam- which an old pro, Sen. Robert A. Taft, claims for himself. Al] LiuiJ j u iiibiiut AU were m more one _ _ jpagne-at-sunrise celebration with the front seat. Fort said Carlson i There is a strajght-out fight at a roaring cheer. The wind and rain of them off the open however. The United States av tests. The general and his backers j convinced they had enough j clothing prices, and a slight" up- i that contested delegates be allow- lit i> i ri. it. and Glenna both apparently left the hd between Gen. Dwignt Eisen-jkept most car through the left front vymdow. L and gen b t A_ Taft on hov The left front door was not open. h; u h j Fort said Carlson was lying on js tied to the whole bitter eraged 35.59 about 41 land the pavement 44 feet from the car struggle that arose over the sea- miles per the and Glenna was lying 10 feet from ting of rjvaj delegations from the i crossing from Ambrose Light out- (Continued on Page IS, Column 8) same states, one group demanding j side New York. The Queen Mary SOLDIER the right to vote for the general, j had averaged 31.69 knots on her the other for the senator. 1 record trip. This Is The Battered Car in which one Rush- ford man was killed Saturday night and a second critically injured. A 16-year-old Rushford youth sitting on the right side of the front seat rolled with the car and was only slightly bruised. The dead man was thrown 44 feet from the car, and the critically injured man was found lying in the center of the highway 10 feet out of the picture to the right. (Republican-Herald photo) hours before the Republican con- vention opened. He scheduled a breakfast with the largely pro-Taft Florida dele- gation, with a possible and pos- sibly significant meeting an hour later with California Gov. Earl Warren, also a candidate but friendly toward Eisenhower. Early Start This early-to-rise start followed a Sunday round of conferences that began before breakfast time out for on after midnight. For the general, it looked like time well spent. Maryland Gov. Theodore R. Mc- Keldin came out and said what he's been hinting at may re- lease his favorite son delegates to Eisenhower before the first bal- lot. This could give the general some 18 precious votes from the 24-member delegation. Another late caller, Gov. C. El- mer Anderson of Minnesota, said the majority of his delegation in- clines toward Eisenhower after the first ballot. It's split now, 24 for Harold E. Stassen, four for Eisenhower. Stassen himself visited the gen- eral, backed him in today's big and maybe decisive fight over con- tested delegates. But he said he made no deals or commitments. In addition, a mainly pro-Eisen- hower group of Indiana Republi- cans advised the general his share of the Hoosier delegation might rise from two votes on the first ballot to eight or 10 on the second. Of the delegates lined up in the Associated Press tabulation, Eisen- hower trailed Taft, 425 to 534, as the hour approached for the men and women who make the final choice to enter convention hall. Eisenhower's round of confer- ences had one immediate purpose: To bring about a change in the con- vention rules so delegates- 'whose seats are in dispute canrt vote on thfeir own and other delegates' con- in consumer durable goods. Food prices are expected to re- votes to get this change approved j main about the same unless there ,y mjority of delegates is a substantial change in present. soon after the convention opened. I crop prospects. ed to vote as each state contest is settled individually, except in the case of contested seats -settled (Continued on Page 3, Column 6) CONVENTION The Sidewalk Outside Chicago's Amphitheater is jammed with people trying to get into the hall for the start of the Republican National Convention today. Tickets were at a premium and many were unable to gain admittance. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald)
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