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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              VOLUME 52, NO. J24 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 12, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES Steamboat Days Parade Cheered Ike Pr omses 'Crusad Nixon Running-Mate Ticket Bids For Support of Younger Voters By JACK BELL CHICAGO Dwight D. Eisenhower set out today on a Re- publican "shining promise" cru- sade for the presidency. At the side of the 62-year-old general of the won the party nomination by blasting down three rivals on a single ballot yes- 39-year-old Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California. Hand-picked by Eisenhower and his advisers for No. 2 place on the ticket, Nixon dramatized the new GOP bid for support of the nation's younger people. The Californian, a former lieu- tenant commander in the Navy, completed an Army-Navy team chosen by Republicans at their 25th national convention. Nixon was unopposed for the vice presi- dential nomination. Eisenhower took only one thrill- packed ballot to dispose' of Sen. Robert A. Taft of phio, Gov. Earl Warren of California, former Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota, and Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the presidential contest. Acts Swiftly Acting swiftly to organize a campaign he said will be dedicated "to the shining promise of tomor- Eisenhower called available GOP members of Congress into a closed conference today to discuss policies. He was reported to have given his approval for the selection of Arthur Summerfield of Michigan as the party's new national chair- man, replacing Guy G. Gabrielson of New Jersey. Friends said Summerfield, who helped supply some of the vital votes needed by Eisenhower for his sweeping victory yesterday, might feel he could not take on the post because of health reasons. If Summerfield so decides, Sin- clair Weeks of Massachusetts, an ardent Eisenhower backer, prob- ably would be in line for the job. In a colorful take off for what both he and Nixon promised would be a fighting campaign, Eisenhow- er told a crowd of about persons who filled only part of the seats in the stockyards convention hall at the final night' session: "It is more than a nomination I accept today. It is a a dedication to the shining prom- ise of tomorrow." Dressed entirely in color that pleases the eye of TV cam- (Continued on Page 10, Column 5) IKE Mrs. Richard Nixon Rushes into her husband's arms to plant a kiss on his cheek as the cheers following his selection as the Republican party's vice-presidential nominee ring through Chi-, cago's International Amphitheater in the closing hours of the hectic convention Friday night. Waves of U. N. Bombers Leave Pyongyang in Flames By JIM BECKER P. Weyland, Far East Air Force SEOUL, Korea Super- j commander, who ordered the air fortresses took over at dusk Friday j action against the Reds, to make an around the clock Even before the devastating bombing of Communist instaUa-1 night raid, a Tass (Russian) dis- tions in the North Korean capital the greatest Allied air blow of the Superforts followed war. Sixty-five waves of fast United Nations fighter-bombers which left Pyong- patch from Pyongyang, broadcast by .Moscow radio and heard in London, termed the 500-plane day attacks "barbaric on a peaceful town which has no military ob- jectives." yang, the capital, and its environs Permitted to Ripen in flames during daylong raids, j Air Force spokesmen said, how- More than tons of bombs j everj the targets were depots, fac< were loosed on the rubbled area in a record sorties (individ- lual I 'Get Tough' A record sorties against Pyongyang and other targets Fri- day is part of a new "get tough" tories and troop installations, some of them spotted months ago on intelligence films and permitted to "ripen." The Air Force said it lost only one F84 the target. It was hit by heavy policy which began with the anni- j _ Dilation of key North Korean pow-1 A er installations last month. The old u- s- Sabre jet and Australian record of sorties was set j Meteor pilots flying over for the Mav l j daylight raid said they probably fte Air Foree c.lfcd th. Ike Urged to Open Campaign In Minnesota Mintener Invites -General, Cites Primary Popularity MINNEAPOLIS Minne- sota backers were hopeful today that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower would open his Republican cam- paign for the presidency in the state. Minnesotans-for-Eisenhower, in a telegraphed invitation to the gen- eral Friday night, said that this was "where the people indicated by their overwhelming write-in vote that you are their choice for the next President." In the presidential primary last March 16, Eisenhower had write-in votes against the given Harold E, Stassen, the for- mer governor, whose name appear- ed on the ballots. Bradshaw Mintener, chairman of the state Ike backers, also pointed out that it was the switch of 19 Minnesota votes from Stassen to Eisenhower that put the general across on the first ballot of the GOP national convention Friday. Mrs. Grace Lindley, Wayzata, an Eisenhower backer all of the way, said that the write-ins, plus j the delegates action in switching i convention ballots, served to Minnesota "the political nerve cen- ter of the nation." "I think the nomination of Eisen- hower will bring two Mrs. Lindley said. "We will have a na- tional presidential primary and there will be a renewed propagan- da campaign by the Russians. Stalin will start out to tell the world that the U.S. is on the war- path in nominating one of its top military men for the presi- dency." Stafford King, state auditor who is running against C. Elmer An- derson for the governorship nom- ination on the GOP ticket, said he hoped the national party conven- tion's finale would serve to end the bitterness between the Taft and Eisenhower forces. "We need a united front to win in King said. The Winona Municipal Band, headed by pranc- ing majorettes, starts up East 3rd Street this after- 'noon as the 5th annual Steamboat Days parade gets under way. Following is Miss America in a convertible. (Republican-Herald photo) yang strike "the largest .24-hour effort of the Korean conflict by Far East Air Forces on one target area." It came as Gen. J. Lawton Col- lins, U. S. Army chief of staff, arrived in Tokyo for conferences with Gen. Mark Clark, U. N. Far East commander, and Gen. Otto damaged two others of about 50 that rose from their Manchurian bases. Aside from yesterday's raid, five other Allied planes were lost during the week, the Air Force said. The U. S. Eighth Army reported ground action extremely light. The Republican Standard-Bearers, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, great American soldier and Sen. Richard Nixon, destroyer of subversive elements, stand with their wives in the glare of white-hot lights at the GOP Convention's closing session as the packed auditorium rocked with cheers. Mrs. Patricia Nixon is at the left and Ike's Mamie stands by his side at the right. Seven Survive B-17 Crash in Yukon Wilds EDMONTON, Alberta res- cue team parachuted today to a crashed U. S. B-17 bomber in the Yukon and found seven survivors, including three seriously burned, reports to Royal Canadian Air Force headquarters said. It was not known here whether the seven survivors comprised the entire crew of the ill-fated bomb- er. Previous reports had indicat- ed the plane had eight or nine men aboard. The bomber crashed last night 30 miles northeast of Snag, near the Yukon-Alaska border, on a flight from Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska, to White- horse, Yukon territory, miles north of Edmonton. The rescue team which parachut- ed to the survivors was believed to be a U. S. Air Force rescue unit sent from Northway, Alaska, about 65 miles northwest of where the plane crashed. The wrecked bomber was as- signed to the U. S. I0th rescue unit at Elmendorf. It had been due at Whitehorse at 6 p. m., on a search flight for a Canadian Mitchell bomber which disappear- ed June 30 with four men aboard. Search planes were sent out when it was reported overdue and the wreckage was sighted late last night. Sleeping bags and food were dropped to the downed flyers. RCAF officers here, said the plane apparently made a forced landing. Bus Driver Files Suit for Fees From Kefauver LOS ANGELES bus driver who says he's a Republican claimed today that Democrats re- neged on paying him for driving a charter bus during a visit-of Sen. Kefauver here last May. Irving C. Damon filed a S415 claim with the State Labor Com- mission, naming Chairman Rex Whittemore, Bakersfield; John Blewett Jr. and Secretary Wilbur le Gette, all of the Veterans Divi- sion, Democratic Party of Califor- nia, Inc. Damon said in his claim he was given a check and had it cashed but later it bounced. Damon told reporters he believed payment on the check was stopped because the Democrats found out he's a reg- istered Republican. Le Gctte told a reporter he didn't even know how Damon was reg- istered, and the committee is hold- ing the check until it determines whether employment of Damon was properly authorized. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Some local showers likely Sunday. Cooler Sunday. Low tonight 65, high Sun- day 85. UOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12. m. today: Maximum, 92; minimum, 67; noon, 92; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observation) Low 71 at p. m. Friday, high 90 at a. m. today, wind 10 miles per hour from the south, humidity 60, clouds feet and barometer 30.07 steady. Additional weather an Page 9. Steamboat Days Program Today p. m., Levee Bartlett Florida Water Ski and Jumping- Boat Thrill Show. p. m., Levee Ski Thrill Show. p. m., Levee vaudeville show. p. m. to midnight, Main square dance festival. 10 a. m. to closing, Main rides and shows. Sunday 10 a. m., races trial runs. 9 a. m. to noon, of government river boats. 1 p. m., races. 7 p. m., Levee concert and water regatta. S p m., Levee vaudeville show. 9-30 p. m., Levee display. p. m. to closing, Main Street Midway rides and shows. 5 GIs Killed In Car Crash LA ROCHELLE, France UFI Five American soldiers were killed and four others seriously injured last night when their car crashed into a tree alongside a highway southeast of here. Army authorities withheld the names of the dead and the injured pending notification, of next of kin. 1' f Delaware Revenue Collector Resigns WASHINGTON Bureau of Internal Revenue has "request- ed and accepted" the resignation of Ernest E. Kiilen as collector of internal revenue for Delaware. John B. Dunlap, commissioner of internal revenue, said last night the action "was not related to the official conduct" of Killen's office. This was not explained. Summerfield New Chairman CHICAGO Arthur Summer- field of Michigan unanimously was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee today with the approval of Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- hower, party presidential nominee. Summerfield, who helped supply vital Michigan votes in Eisen- hower's winning convention battle with Sen. Robert A. Taft, of Ohio, took over the chairmanship from Guy B. Gabrielson of New Jersey. Crack Down Called On Jap Extremists TOKYO (ffl Japan's attorney general, Tokutaro Kimura, told his public prosecutors yesterday to crack down on extremists. Kimura warned against abuse of the recently passed anti-subver- sives activities bill which puts teeth into laws controlling terrorist ac- I tivity in Japan. Weather Ideal For Thousands Watching Event Bands, Floats Top Entries in Longest Parade of Event By FRED LEIGHTON Republican-Herald Staff Writer A colorful symphony of pageantry, beauty, music and humor wound its spec- tacular way down a 20-block route in the city's loop this afternoon as thousands of Steamboat Days visitors watched the largest parade in the pageant's history. The weather was ideal.... Thirty city blocks in length, featuring a host of beauteous queens, more thai 30 brilliant floats, a score of bands and marching units, scores of delightful humor features and more than 150 beautifully groomed ponies and horses from city and area saddle clubs, the parade took about one hour. 20 minutes to pass the official judges' stand at 3rd and Center streets.- The Steamboat Days ganza started at the intersection of Laird and East 3rd streets, went west on 3rd Street to Washington, turned and moved over to 2nd I street and followed 2nd Street east to Franklin where the units dis- banded. Many elements in the huge parade were still to join the line of march at the -start when early units had disbanded at the end. Observers agreed the great parade lived up to all predictions. Color Guard Leads Launching the parade was the color guard of Leon J. Wetzel Post 9 of the American Legion, official cars of city officials and officers of the Winona Association of Com- merce and the Coast Guard Aux- iliary. The Winona Municipal Band was the first large musical organ- ization in the parade. The nation's leading beauty. Miss Colleen Kay Hutehins, Miss America of 1952, near the head of the parade in a three-passenger, foreign- styled sports roadster with htr chaperone. i Next was Miss Beverly Prazak, jst. Paul, Queen of the Snows of i the St. Paul Winter Carnival and I visiting officials of the Minneapo- i lis Aquatennial and the St. Paul winter fete. Official cars of the Winona Jun- jior Chamber of Commerce, Ex- i change Club, Winona Activity Group, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Winona Boat Club followed, with another march. ing unit, the Lewiston High School band, following immediately. A big ovation was accorded the first and featured float of the official Steamboat Days queen float carrying lovely Miss Maxine Kohner, Miss Steam- boat Days of 1932, and her at- tendants, the Misses Barbara Mc- Hugh and Betty Boughton. _The spectacular float was done in a brilliant red-violet motif with sil- ver, yellow and white trim. Two 8-foot sea horses stood near the prow of the float, and a huge sea shell surmounted the queen's throne. Decorah Kiltie Unit Five cars carrying Steamboat Days queen candidates followed the official float, with the Decorah Kiltie Drum Bugle Corps next, followed by three more queen cars. Bill Wunderlich, widely-known jwinpna dog trainer, came next in. i the parade with a group of bis by the Jaycees. The second section of the spec- tacle was headed by a color guard of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Rushford High School Band and the second of the parade's major colorful entry from the Peter Bub Brewery, Inc. The float was a replica of a "wed- ding barge" on the Nile. Predomi- nate color was Nile green, with gold, copper and white trim. The 30-foot, float had a canopy of yel- low, white and green. Winona's own Miss Silver- (Continued on 10, Column 7) PARADE   

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