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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight And Sunday Chiefs vs. Faribauft p.1 m. Sunday KWNO AM FM VOLUME 52, NO. 136 W1NONA, MfNNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 26, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES Stevenson, Sparkman om inated A Smiling Democratic presidential nominee, Gov. Adlai Steven- son of Illinois, has an official delegate's badge pinned on his coat lapel by President Truman as they met outside the convention hall early this morning. Both then went into the hall and ad- dressed the delegates. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Truman, Stevenson Far Apart as Poles By RELMAN MORIN CHICAGO two men who stood on the platform early this morning could have come from different planets, they were so fl'Snt took an hour and 45 mul Truman Offers Whistle-Stop Drive for Party President Turns Over Democratic Flag to Stevenson By ERNEST 8. VACCARO CHICAGO Truman turned over the Democratic stand- ard to Adlai Stevenson today and ooked forward to the role of elder statesman. But the fire of the political war horse burned brightly as ever as he headed homeward into a hot Missouri party primary. In a sort of swan song to the Democratic party as its leader, he offered to whistle-stop the country for his successor. "We are going to win in 1952 the same way we won in he told a shouting, applauding party convention, "and I pledge you now that I am going to fake my coat off and do everything I can to help him win." It was after 4 a.m., when Tru- man got to bed in his suite on the fifth floor of the Blackstone Hotel. But he arranged to take off for Kansas City's Fairfax airpor shortly after 9 a.m. Th Farouk Abdicates As King of Egypt WASHINGTON 0) The State Department received word today that King Farouk of Egypt had been given an ultimatum by the military insurgents to abdicate at once and leave the country in six hours. The Egyptian state radio tonight in a broadcast said King Farouk bad abdicated and left the country, according to a report from Beirut, Lebanon, The king's abdication and de- parture had been requested by the new army commander in chief, ing Egypt in the royal yacht for .Europe. The broadcast said <he had ab- dicated in favor of his son, Crown Prince Ahmed Fuad; Cairo reports said Egyptian army troops surrounded Ras El Tin palace in Alexandria this morning and Farouk had been given a six- hour ultimatum to return to Cairo. Kebbeh palace near Cairo's Sub- urban Heliopolis was also sur- rounded by troops. Premier Aly Maher, placed in power three days ago in the army completely unalike, Harry Truman, the typical man of jut-jawed, ag- gressive, breathing fire and confidence. And Adlai Stevenson, the philosopher, the ponderer, the sensitive man, consciously measuring him- self and his capacities against the towering task he may be called upon to undertake. They were the complete, oppo- skes. Inevitably, your mind went back to the last night of the 1948 .Demo- cratic convention when Harry Tru- TODAY man strode down the runway in tled'down to diner at Philadelphia, slammed his notes on the rostrum and stood there, Northern Liberals Need Aid By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP CHICAGO One thing at least has been proven with finality by this lunatic convention. The North- ern Democratic liberals need a few lessons in practical politics before they again presume to try to lead their party. A sillier and more illogical display than they have made could hardly be imagined. It must be understood that Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois was the first choice of almost all these high-minded, forward-looking think- ers. Immediately after President Truman's famous announcement that he would not run, W. Avereil Harriman himself spent three hours pleading with Stevenson to become a candidate. Virtually all the leaders of Americans for Demo- tt cratic Action followed Harriman in do everything I can" to making the same plea. Men like help utes. Predicted Victory Soon after his arrival in Chicago yesterday, Truman predicted con fidently that the Illinois governor would be nominated on a thirc ballot. People began to drop by his suite James A. Farley, former Democratic national chairman; Vice President and Mrs. Barkley; Frank McKinney, Democratic na- tional chairman, and others wise in politics. The President had hardly set- yards hotel about 8 p.m. (EST) before Paul Fitzpatrick, the New (Continued on Page 9, Column 4] TRUMAN St. Paul Man Dead in Mishap legs wide apart like the captain of a ship heading into a storm. Confident Then He was confident then, too, and with far less reason than he and his party have today. On that hot July night in 1948, Harry Truman belabored the 80th Congress for what he said it had done and had not done. Congress I ROLLA, N. D. A St. Paul, had adjourned, and Truman said, Minn., man, Simon J. Planpe, 65, "I'm going to call 'em back and was killed yesterday when the car make 'em either do the work or he was driving rolled over and admit to the people that they i crushed him on highway 30 10 miles south of here. Two passengers in the car, Mrs. Harvey Guldenzop, Hector, Minn., a sister, and William Thomas, And in his accounting, here in Devils Lake, N. D., were taken to Chicago, Truman gave every evi- j Belcourt Hospital for observation, dence that, looking back, he sees j a job well done since 1948. And still the man of action, he said: "I'm going to take my coat He was angry, that night, and spoiling for a fight with the Re- ADA leader Joseph Rauh, a Harri- man delegate from Washington, D. C., made special trips to Spring- field to try to persuade Stevenson to declare himself. Answer to Prayer Stevenson remained the answer to the liberals' prayer until the ac- tual opening of this convention. Indeed he was still the answer after the convention opened, dur- ing the early period when the word was going round that the President had given the nod to Alben W. Barkley. Sen. Estcs Kefauvcr of Tennessee did not attract the lib- erals. Few of them were so de- tached from reality as to imagine that Harriman could be nominated without President Truman's back- ing. The great hope of the liberals was that there would be a dead- lock, and that Gov. Stevenson would then be drafted. But what happened when the draft movement for Stevenson really got started? What hap- pened was that this event, which one might have sup- posed would have been receiv- ed as manna from heaven, at once drove the liberals into paroxysms of rage and, one must add, folly. Harriman himself behaved like the sensible and honorable man that he is. Although naturally piq- ued by Stevenson's re-emergence, be did not forget his own higr opinion of Stevenson. He did not. lose sight of his preference for Stevenson over the other candi- dates. He kept his head. But the general mass of liberals in the Harriman and Kefauver camps be- gan playing amateur convention politics, organizing a stop-Steven- son movement. Illinois at Ease Then Stevenson He seemed ill at ease and his smile was brief and forced when he came to the rostrum. Here was a moment that should have been triumph Minneapolis Man Drowns in Itasca Co. GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. Val Stegora, 28, Minneapolis, drowned late yesterday when he attempted to swim to shore after a fishing boat overturned. A companion was rescued. The accident occurred in Clear- :reat, roaring waves j water Lake in northwestern Itasca of cheering and applause, banners; County waving, the band playing, Steven-1 Stegora was fishing with a cousin son didn't look like a man Stegora. The boat tipped himself. i about p.m. Stanley clung to He gave a graphic picture of a j the boat and was rescued by per situation in which, as a public ser- sons from a nearby resort. Val's vant, he probably has him- body was recovered. He is surviv self many times before. i ed by his widow and two children. Mrs. Truman H< Grind Is Over for Harry By RUTH COWAN CHICAGO Oft Mrs. Harry S. Truman undoubtedly is the happi- est of all women who played lead- ing roles in the tense political drama here. Relaxed and smiling, she ac- companied President Truman in a "hail and farewell" appearance before last night's session of the 1952 Democratic National Conven- tion. She has known the pride of a wife whose husband has been nom- February, was in the hall regu- larly. "I'm just as dismayed as any- Mrs. Kefauver told a re- porter during last night's dramat- ic balloting. Mrs. Averell Harriman could be seen in the Harriman box. But, with her eyes weakened by a seri- ous operation, the colorful spec- tacle was to her a blur of dele- gates, blinding lights, noise. Yet she smiled. It was said that by failing to reject the draft movement, Steven- son had been faithless, although the very men accusing him of faithlessness had always meant to head a draft-Stevenson move- ment in the event of the expect- ed deadlock. It was also said, by the very same men who had beg- (Continued on Page 10, Column 6.) ALSOPS inated in such conventions and! In the Stevenson box during elected, first to the vice presi-1 nearly every session was Gov. Ad- .............lai Stevenson's sister, Mrs. Ernest Ives, excited and proud. With her, and just as interested, was the gov- ernor's 72-year-old aunt, Miss Le- titia Stevenson of St. Louis, daugh- ter of the Adlai Stevenson who.was vice president in the Cleveland dency, then to the highest office in the land. She didn't want her husband to carry on any longer the heavy burdens of the presidency. But she understands well the fear, the apprehension of women folk in the families of men who j administration. are aspiring to the top places on I Probably the calmest of all was the Democratic ticket. Custom has it that candidates should not be in the convention nail during the voting. But their womenfolk can be there, not only as spectators, but as reminders to they must be smiling and confident-looking. So tired she could hardly stand, Clancy Kefauver, who had cam- paigned beside her husband since Mrs. Robert Kerr. The Oklahoma senator's tall, slim blonde wife is by nature calm and poised. She also has a quick sense of valuable i n hours of frayed tempers. Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia is a bachelor. But here and cheer- ing him on was "big is about five feet J. K Stacy of Washington, D. C. Ike Silent on Nomination Of Stevenson By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER Dwight. D. Eisenhower deferred comment to- day on nomination of Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois as the Dem- ocratic presidential on President Truman's fighting speech blasting the Republicans. Campaign headquarters of the general, the GOP.- presidential can- didate, indicated he might have something to say later in the day, after the Democratic National Con- vention nominates a Stevenson running mate. Eisenhower, vacationing about 70 miles west of here in the Colo- rado Rockies, listened over th'e radio yesterday to the early bal- loting in Chicago on selection of a Democratic standard bearer. But there was no immediate word at his headquarters here whether the general sat up for the nomina- tion of Stevenson and for the Tru- man and Stevenson speeches made early today. There was no inclination in the Eisenhower camp to look for any- thing but a difficult campaign gainst Stevenson, As the general has done, the H- inois governor promised to wage a fighting campaign. There was no inclination, either, among Eisenhower associates to discount the role Tcuman plans to plav in the campaign. Eisenhower and his vice-presi- dential running mate, Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California, will meet omorrow to chart campaign strat- egy for the fight against the Dem- cratic ticket. They will confer at he general's vacation cabin near Fraser, Colo. The general will end his 10-day acation after the conference with STixon, and will return to Denver vith the Californian. On Monday, Eisenhower will be ;in a series of conferences wit lepublican leaders. He will si lown first with Gov. Sherman tdams of New Hampshire, xvh ;as agreed to serve as Eisenhow r's political chief of staff. Later next week, the general wil meet here with Arthur E. Sum merfield, chairman of the Repub lican National Committee, who wil serve also as Eisenhower's cam paign manager. Gen. Mohammed Naguib. j coup led by Naguib, went to Ras Other reports said he was leav- El Tm palace and remained in au- dience with Farouk while soldiers maintained a cordon around the king's summer residence. Bombers Overhead Four engined air force bombers passed over Cairo at roof top level in the direction of Alexandria, Cai- ro dispatches said. As the bombers flew over, a state council equivalent to a su- preme court was being held in Alexandria, apparently to draft the necessary legislation for the regen- cy after formal abdication. The meeting was attended by Naguib, Aly Maher, Minister of Justice Mohammed Roushdy Bey, Abdel Razzan El Sanhoury Pasha, chairman of the state council, and Vice Chairman Suleiman Be Hafez. A regency council will be headed by 53-year old Prince Mohammed Abdel Moneim, second cousin of Farouk and third in line of suc- cession to the throne, it was report- Sen, John Sparkman of Alabama chosen by Gov. Adlai Steven- son to be his running mate on the Democratic ticket, clasps his hands overhead in acknowledging cheers as he entered the conven- tion hall before the session started today. (AP Wirephoto to The. Republican-Herald) ed. Informants said the council would consist of three members, includ- ing the second in line of succession, Prince Mohammed Aly, another cousin of Farouk. e FBI Agent Slain in N.Y. NEW YORK An FBI agent was shot to death today in a run- 1 suddenly shoved upon Mm. Witt Fight for Office, Stevenson Declares By DON WH1TEHEAD CONVENTION HALL, Chicago, Adlai Stevenson of Illinois humbly accepted the Democratic presidential nomination early to- day and told roaring thousands, "I will fight to win that office with ali my heart and soul." Swept to the nomination on a i irH ballot tiriV of votes Steven- from seetang ira-oaiiot tlQC 01 votes, nf t third son came to the convention hall and faced the Democratic dele- gates with the manner of a man overwhelmed by the responsibility your be said. But then he showed a trace of the reluc- tance that has marked his conduct ever since his name was men- tioned as a presidential candidate when he said: "I should have pre- ferred to hear those words uttered by a stronger, wiser, better man than myself." But after admitting he shrank "dread respon- of the party nomination, he then said: Slams Republicans "Now that you have made your Democrats Pick Alabama Solon As V-P Nominee Illinois Governor Given Parry Nod On Third Ballot BULLETIN CONVENTION HALL, CHI- CAGO The final session of the 31st Democratic National Convention adjourned at p. m. (CST) today. By JACK BELL CONVENTION HALL, Chicago Alabama's Sen, John Sparkman won shouted approval from the Democratic convention to- day as the vice-presidential nominee on a "talk sense" ticket headed by Gov. Ad- lai E. Stevenson of Illinois. It was Sparkman Ste- venson's personal choice by convention acclamation after the Dixie senator's only "rivals" Mrs. India Ed- wards and Judge Sarah Hughes had been put in nomination and then quick- ly pulled out. Selection of the tall, dark-hair- ed Alabaman gave the Democrats a team of men of the same age 52 who promised to work together to put a new look on the- Democratic party. Stevenson told the applauding delegates in an acceptance speech. last night he plans in the cam- paign to "talk sense to the Ameri- can people." As a former colleague of Steven- son's on the American delegation to the United Nations, Sparkman shares most of Stevenson's foreign and domestic policy views. The nomination of the Alabama senator put a representative of the Deep South on the ticket for the first time in modern politics. The last southern representative ning gun battle in which bank robber Gerhardt W. Puff was wounded and captured, i Agent Joseph Brock died about 40 minutes after he and the other agents shot it out with Puff in front of the Congress Hotel, just off Central Park on West 69th Street. A woman companion of Puff also was captured. Police said Puff was wounded in the leg. Puff and the woman had reg- j istered at the hotel as man and wife. There were reports that an- other woman companion of the bank robber had escaped. accept your and Arthur H. Vandenberg Jr., Eisen hower's executive assistant, con ferred with the general at Fraser yesterday. On his return to Den ver, Vandenberg told newsmen he found the general "in fine shape in fighting trim raring to go." Rhee to Stand for Re-election Aug. 7 PUSAN, Korea UFi Ko- rean President Syngman Rhee will stand for re-election on Aug. 7. He made no public statement, but today gave consent to his nom- ination by the Liberal party by fixing his seal to a legal statement of candidacy. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Sunday, no important change in temperature. Low to- night 5R, high Sunday 85. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 97; minimum, 64; icon, 88; precipitation, none; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. temp. 94 at p.m. Fri- ay, min. 61 at a.m. today, oon 87; clear kies, no ceiling, visibility 15 miles lus, barometer 30.10, steady; wind, miles per hour, south, and hu- midity 81 per cent. Additional weather on Page 3. Douglas, Big Plane Builder, Asks Divorce LOS ANGELES Donald W. Douglas, 60-year-old pioneer air- craft manufacturer, filed suit yes- terday for a divorce from his wife of 35 years. His lengthy complaint charged extreme mental cruelty against Mrs. Douglas, also 60. Douglas is founder and president of Douglas Aircraft Co. Who Is Sparkman? Here's the Answer John (J. Sparkman, of Hunts- ville, A'la., has been a power in southern politics for many years. Although only 52. he has been in Congress since Nov. 3, 1936. He served in the House of Representatives until elect- ed to the U. S. Senate in 1946 to fill out the unexpired term of Sen. John H. Bankhead. He was re-elected to the Senate in 1948 for the term ending Jan. 3, 1955. He was born in Alabama on Dec. 20, 1899 and attended the schools of Morgan County, the University of Alabama at Tus- caloosa where he received the degree A. B. in 1921, Ll.B. in 1923 and A. M. in 1924. He won his Phi Beta Kappa key there. He and his wife and one daugh- ter go to tile Methodist Church. He is a Mason, Woodman of the World, Kiwanian and a mem- ber of the American Legion. He was a lieutenant-colonel in World War I. He is a lawyer by profession. d- j ,_ Roaring Demonstration He slammed at the Republicans Alabama, first in the state list, by saying: put her son's name before the con- "I have been heartened by the j vention when a roll call began nom- conduct of this convention, You iaations for the No. 2 spot. have argued and disagreed be- i That touched off a roaring dem- cause as Democrats you care and onstration, sparked by tie jubilant care deeply. jboys from Dixie, that delayed the But you have disagreed and arg- formality of making it officiaL ued without calling each other The delegates were in a happy liars and thieves, without despoil- mood but their ranks had thinned. ing our best traditions in naked, Many left town after the two shameless struggles for power." (o'clock in the morning windup of This was an obvious ,scraP over the Presidential to the Republican National Con- 1 nomination. vention in which charges of dele- 1 A Stevenson Sparkman ticket ;ate "steals" were hurled freely. Stevenson told the delegates they had written a platform ther equivocates, contracts nor swveosoa, 52-year-old governor i of Illinois, has declared he will evades' By Its Favorite Son, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Minne- sota's delegation gives its votes to Kefauver, 17, Stevenson, 7Mi and Harriman IVi on the second ballot Friday. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) He said he expected to hear in- "talk sense to the American peo- evitable cries of "throw the ras- pie" jn a campaign to keep the cals and "it's time for a Presidency in Democratic hands. change." j Reports that he had selected "I am not too much concerned i Sparkman for the No. 2 spot on the with partisan denunication, epi- thets and he said, "be- cause the working man, the farm- er, the thoughtful businessman, all know that they are better off than ever before and that the greatest danger to free enterprise in this country died with the great de- pression under Democratic blows. "Nor am I afraid the two-party system is in'danger. Certainly the Republican party looked brutally alive here a couple of weeks ago, and I mean both Republican par- ties! "Nor am I afraid that the Dem- ocratic party is too old and fat and indolent Party of All Then Stevenson went on to say e was concerned not just in win- ning the election but also in how- It is won. "I hope and pray." he said, 'that we Democrats, win or lose, can campaign not as a crusade .0 exterminate the opposing party, as our opponents' seem to prefer, but as an opportunity to educate nd elevate a people whose des- tiny is leadership Stevenson went on to say the democratic! party was not the party of the farmer, of labor, or "it is the party of iveryone." And he added: "That is our ancient mission. iVhere we have deserted it we have ailed. With your help there will e no desertion now. Better we ose the election than mislead the eople: Better we lose than mis- overn the people. "Help me to do the job in this utumn of campaign and conflict; elp me to do the job in these ears of darkness, doubt and crisis hat stretch horizon of onight's happy vision, and we will ustify our glorious past and the oyalty of silent missions ticket started circulating after President Truman described Stev- enson's selection as a "real honest to goodness draft." Aides said tins choice was in line with the governor's determina- tion to have s Southerner "to strengthen ire and our party in- measurably in the hard implac- that lies ahead for all of us." Others Passed Over Passed over were: Sen. Richard Kussell of Georgia, who ran to Stevenson in the fii'al balloting but who says he is uninterested' in the vice presi- nency. Sen. Estes Kefauver, who had <o give up his immediate dream of the White House on his 49th birth, day. Said Kefauver: "I have never considered the vice presidency and am not now." Vice President Alben Barkley, who at 74 was called too old by some labor union leaders for the presidential nomination and with- drew, but whose name still was entered in the unequal contest for top place. Leaders called sleepy-eyed dele- gales back after only an eight- hour rest from their roaring re- ception of the party's new nom- inee in this smoke-hazed Conven- tion Hall early this morning. All the delegates had to do was (Continued on Page 9, Column 1) CONVENTION Russ Don't Like Ike, Stevenson MOSCOW Soviet press today denounced both Democrat Adlai E Stevenson and Republi- can Dwight D. Eisenhower, rival U. S, presidential candidates.