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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Showers Tonight And Wednesday Forenoon VOLUMI 52, NO. 162 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 26, 1952 Chiefs at Waseca 8 Tonight KWNO AM-FM TWENTY PAGES Crowds Line The Sidewalks of Fifth Avenue in New York City to watch the First Army con- tingent inarch past as the American Legion be- gan its parade today. The parade was expected to Jast at least 14 hours. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) TODAY N.Y. Talks Real Start Of Drive ly JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP NEW YORK The contestants have finished their warm-ups, and the great presidential race will itart this week here in New York. To be sure, Gen. Eisenhower's and Gov. Stevenson's speeches to the American Legion are solemnly bill- ed as "non-political." But these two speeches plainly mark the real be- ginning of the campaign. At this moment, just before the "on your mark, get set, it is interesting to make a. form sheet. This is a curious election. The mood of the country seems remark- ably evenly balanced, and the is- tues plugged by the two parties tend to be self-canceling. Thus much more than .usual depends on the candidates themselves. And curiously enough, both Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai E. Steven- son seem to be coming up to the starting line in much the same way. Tough Gen. Eisenhower, inexperienced as he is in the horrors of politics, has plainly had a pretty gruelling time in the interval since the con- vention. There has been a terrible tug-of-war in Denver between the two factions of the Republican party, and m a measure this tug- of-war is still continuing. In this struggle, moreover, Eisenhower has been largely separated from the highly competent professionals Big Legion Parade May Run 14 Hours NEW YORK is the day they've been waiting big (___......... ______ for American Legionnaires to strut their stuff, the time for j scored on the drone. Rocket Fired s By Mistake Fells B17 Crash Scene 50 Miles South of Panama City, Fla. EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. rocket fired by mistake by an automatically controlled jet fighter sent a BIT bomber spinning in flames into the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. All eight crewmen on the bomber' may have been killed. One crewman who parachuted into the water with his life jacket was caught in 15-foot waves churned up by a sudden rain- storm, and may have been washed under. An all-night search of the de- bris-littered waters by ships and planes failed to bring any rescues. The crash scene was about 50 miles south of Panama City. Fired From F86d The rocket was fired by the pilot of an F86d, the Air Force's newest all-weather fighter, which is un- dergoing operational suitability tests at the air proving ground. The Air Force said the pilot, Col. Arthur R. Debolt, 39, of Col- umbus, 0., apparently mistook the BIT "mother" plane for a radio- controlled drone. The drone was following about a mile and a half behind. Col. Debolt, a World War II vet- eran recalled to active duty, was with grief at the tragic error. He was unable to explain how it happened. He saw the hit plainly on his radar screen and figured it was New Yorkers to watch a parade. And it is some parade, running for 14 to 16 hours and causing a wholesale rerouting of traffic in busy midtown Manhattan. It is a highpoint of the 34th annual American Legion convention. Starting at 9 a. m., some marchers will parade up Fifth Avenue from 34th Street to T2nd Street, naires and their families are here for the four-day convention. The parade is the only conven- tion activity today. The fun is the breather between the seriousness of Monday's address by Republi- can presidential .nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower and Wednesday's speech by his Democratic oppo- nent, Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson. j Erie Cocke Jr., of Dawson, Ga., j former national commander, is j grand marshal of the parade. Bands Galore On the marching list are bands galore, a unit of West Point cadets, delegations from most Legion posts, U. S. military units plus An estimated Legion- Adali Receives Kassoii Invitation ROCHESTER, Minn. UP) Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois was in- vited today to speak at the Na- tional Plowing Contest Sept. 6, the same day Gen. Dwight D. Bisen- flights of Air Force planes, andjhower is planning to addressee members of the Legion's fun-loving 40 and 8 organization. New York's Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Mayor Vincent R. Impel- litteri and other civilian and mili- tary dignitaries had places in the reviewing stand. The parade follows a busy open- ing day yesterday during which Eisenhower received an ovation at Madison Square Garden as he told the Legionnaires that the United States must tell the Kremlin that signed by 700 farmers were pre crowd of more than The invitation was wired to the Democratic presidential nominee after the contest Board of Direc- tors Monday night reversed its "The first I knew it was a mis- take I heard a voice on the radio from one of the other planes ac- companying us saying, "Watch for chutes. He got the wrong plane." Debolt told military interviewers "I just can't believe I hit the wrong plane. I don't know how it happened." Another B17 "mother" plane es- caped being hit and guided the drone back to the base. Not Identified Members of the Flying Fortress crew were not identified pending notification of next of kin. The Air Force has been testing the 65D-mile-an-hour F86d for sev- eral months here. Debolt had been out on several training missions with the plane previously, and had made several successful passes on the target yesterday morning. An Air Force spokesman said the F86d operates automatically to the extent that once a target comes within range of its radar the electronic equipment locks on- to the target and guides the fighter in to the attack. The pilot retains control of the firing mechanism, however, and previous stand against having both j can refrain from firing his rockets candidates speak on the same day. A spokesman said the board had been assured Stevenson would ac- cept, even though he has a tenta- until he has positively identified the target, the spokesman said. A life raft was tossed out to the one survivor spotted a few min- tive speaking date for Sept. 6. jutes before the storm struck. The board acted after petitions Jet Flies Atlantic Twice in 10 Hours NOVA scortA BERMUDA 5 i Atiantk Black Line Indicafes route of twin-jet Can- berra bomber on the East-West crossing of the Atlantic Ocean today in successful attempt to span the ocean both ways in a single day. Dotted line indicates route of the return trip. The plane left 1C Aldergrove Air Field in North Ireland at a. m., EST, arriving at Gander, Newfoundland at a. m. EST, and left Gander on the return trip two hours later. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Ex-Brinks Man Held B29 Crashes In Louisiana; 7 Airmen Die For Theft WASHINGTON hunch by Police Chief Robert V. Murray cracked a Brink's armored car theft today less than 24 hours after a 26-year-old bakery truck driver pulled it off. Arrested and charged with grand larceny and bank robbery was Ray Euegene Farmer, a short, slender youth who had been fired by Brink's three years ago after work- ing as a guard for the armored car company. It was Chief Murray's recollec- tion of a three-year-old incident that led to Farmer's arrest. Mur- ray recalled that Farmer's Brink's uniform once popped up in the hands of a teenage gang of hood- lums, rounded up on various charges. There was suspicion at the time that some of this gang contemplated using the uniform in some sort of robbery. After Farmer's uniform was Lt. L. J. Wickenheiser, pilot of a PBY flying boat out of Corry who secured the nomination for James Duff and __ Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., and Gov. 0eweyi we can never rest" until the Rus-1 sented to it, asking that Stevenson Field, Pensacola, said he flew just sian-dominated nations of Eastern j be permitted to speak to the same above the water and saw the sur- Europe and Asia have been freed audience as the Republican stand- vivor smiling up at him while he to choose their own destiny. j bearer. Earlier, Stevenson had bobbed about in his life jacket. Thomas E. Dewey. Yet Eisenhow- er's own natural instinct seems to tave been good enough to guide him to wise decisions on the big- gest issue of strategy. On the one hand, he has chosen the right method to conciliate the former supporters of Sen. Robert A. Taft. This group has been con- spicuously recognized, by the ap- pointment of such men as Senators Mundt and Dirksen to important places in the Eisenhower campaign organization; yet these appoint- ments do not necessarily sacrifice any principles. Hard Debate On the other hand, after a great deal of hard debate, Gen. Eisen- hower has evidently decided to re- sist the heavy presure to run as a sort of milk-and-water imitation at Sen. Taft Prophets not notable for past accuracy, and politicians not notable for former triumph, are therefore raising the cry al- ready that Gen. Eisenhower is go- ing to be a too" candidate. They would have the general alienate the whole independent vote by fervently embracing Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. They want him to frighten all the great voting groups that have benefited from the New Deal and Fair Deal into fits by denouncing everything done in the last twenty years. They do not care if he destroys himself in these and other ways, so long as he does and says the kind of thing that pleases their particular minor- ity. The very same politicians snd prophets of course admit that Gov. Dewey was beaten four years ago because he lost the farm vote. And every impartial investigator has concluded that the farmers turned on Dewey because they began to form the suspicion (stimulated by the Agriculture Department) that the Republicans would "take their gains away." Mistakes Avoided In his Boise speech and brilliant subsequent conference with Mid- western Republican leaders, Eisen- hower deftly avoided what may be (Continued on Page 17, Column 2.) ALSOPS liam Green. Acting Defense Mobil- j The board' did rule that Eisen_ ization Director John R. Steelman ho havjng been {irst to accept and Legion National Commander Donald R. Wilson. Late yesterday the Legion ap- proved the report of its Committee on Americanism. Included in the report was a resolution caDing for government investigations of the American Civil Liberties Union to determine if it is a "Communist or Communist front organization." Ponders Resolutions Moments later, the 32-year-old ACLU called the Legion action "a grave disservice to Americanism" and said, "The suggestion that the ACLU is a Communist or Commu- Armed ForCCS HaS nist front organization is preposter- the bid, would be allowed to set the time of his speech. His talk tentatively has been set for about 1 p. m.. Eastern Standard Time. A board spokesman said the sec- ond talk would have to come after plowing awards are made, about three hours later. The vote to invite Stevenson was 8 to 1, with one member of the board absent.' Earlier, members had voted down the double speak- ing program because "we wouldn't get any plowing done." been invited for the Minnesota j "A heavy squall line 30 miles State Plowing Contest on Sept. 5 I wide came roaring down upon us Wickenheiser said. "When it passed we couldn't find him. I don't know if he got the raft." Deer Discussed At Hunting Code Protest Meeting HAYWARD, Wis. Uft-A "protest meeting" for which Gov. Kohler said he has delayed putting the 1952 hunting code into effect ended Monday night with only two 'coun- ties refusing to modify demands for a closed deer season. Five other counties agreed to Day around the worFd today compromise on the issue and one the ACLU said, and has been on the 60 overseas stations of the! among the eight represented did praised by President Truman, Armed Forces Radio Service. The !not vote. Dewey, Gen. Douglas MacArthur j fjrst Badger State city to be por- j The 200 delegates from prime trayed on the service's "Way Back i deer areas cheer.ed a resolution Home" series was Milwaukee. The i asking for a closed deer season 15-minute broadcast consisted of I but the suggestion was sidetracked touches of Milwaukee produced 1 and the county representatives set- and tape recorded by radio station tied down to discuss proposed WTMJ. closed areas with William F. Grim- mer, state superintendent of game management. Here was the lineup on the vote: Ashland voted for no closed areas if the Nov. 22-28 season on forked horn order on the gov- found in the possession of the gang in 1949, police took him into custody and questioned him. They found no evidence of any wrong- doing by Farmer and released him. Soon .afterwards, Brink's fired Far- mer because of the uniform epi-- 1sode. He went to work for the bakery company. But, as it developed, he kept a duplicate key to an armored car which traveled in the same (area of his bakery route. At noon Monday, the armored car pulled up to the fashionable Wardman Park Hotel and the four guards went inside to eat. They locked up the car. Then Farmer "drove up in his bakery inserted his key, (turned the lock, grabbed a sack containing in small cur- rency, pushed it into the bakery It exists as a private organiza- tion solely to defend civil liberties, Wisconsin Day HOLLYWOOD was Wis- and others. Several other resoltuions were in the report. Among them were ap- peals for elementary school pro- grams of flag-saluting and pledges of allegiance, for efforts to pre- vent employment by the United Nations of any U. S. citizens whose loyalty to the U. S. is and for vigorous enforcement of the Security Act of 1950. Austin, Albert Lea Councils Vote to Extend Rent Control AUSTIN, Minn. City alder- men voted unanimously Monday night to extend rent controls here to April 30, 1953. There was no early indication what Mayor M. J. Ralston's action will be. The Albert Lea city council vot- ed unanimously also Monday night to extend rent controls beyond Sept. 30. A petition signed by 253 persons was presented asking that controls be retained. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Consider- able cloudiness tonight and nesday. Local showers tonight and Wednesday forenoon. No important temperature change. Low tonight 62, high Wednesday 85. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 88; minimum, 57; noon, 78; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. Temp. 71 at noon, low 63 at a.m. today. Noon readings- clouds scattered at feet and overcast at feet. Visibility 10 miles, wind eight miles from southeast, humidity 84 per cent, barometer 30.15 falling. Additional weather on Page 17. ernor's signed. If not, the county asked to be closed. Bayfield asked for closing of the area south of Highway 2, but of- fered the alternative of no closed areas. Tighe Woods Named To Arnall's OPS Job WASHINGTON President Truman today named Tighe E. Woods, now the nation's rent con- troller, to be head of the Office of Price Stabilization. Woods will succeed Ellis G. Ar- nall in the price post on Sept. 1. Arnall's resignation, effective on that date, has been in Truman's hands for some time. Lester Prairie Man Kills Wife, Wounds Self LESTER PRAIRIE, Minn. Mrs. Lena Heldt, 55, was slain with a shotgun at her home here Mon- day night and her husband, An- drew, 56, is in serious condition af- ter turning the same weapon against himself. Sheriff Otto Gruenhagen of Mc- Leod County said the shooting came as a result of "continuing friction" in the Heldt household. Mrs. Heldt was felled as she left home shortly before 7 p.m. to ride with a friend to her job in the Minnesota Valley Canning Co. plant at Winsted. Gladys. 14, and Lila Heldt, 23, shouted a futile warning to their mother before fleeing from the house. The sheriff said Heldt fired at least four shots from the 12 gauge weapon in the house. Heldt shot himself after pacing about 10 minutes around a back- yard woodpile, Gruenhagen report- truck and drove off. He ignored ed. He was taken 'to University in bills of large denom- (.Hospital in Minneapolis. The sher- iff said any charges would await outcome of his wounds. inations. Ray Eugene Farmer, 26, of Washington, covers up today as Police Officer John Kotinsley takes him to a cell at police head- quarters. Farmer is charged with grand larceny in the Brink's armored car service robbery in Washington Monday. The money has been recovered. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) SHREVEPORT, La. (s Emer- gency vehicles waited only a mile away as a crippled B29 crashed and burst into flames at nearby Barksdale Air Force Base. Seven airmen were killed. The pilot notified the control tower his No. 1 engine was dead and that he was making an emer- gency landing yesterday. Accident vehicles, fire trucks and ambu- lances were waiting on the runway. But the craft, aj refueling plane heavily loaded with gasoline, dropped a mile short of the run- way. The lone survivor received un- determined injuries. Barksdaje of- ficials said he evidently was stand- ing near the doorway and jumped clear after the crash. Ike Called On For 'Real' Stand On McCarthy WASHINGTON Michael J. Kirwan Monday call- ed on Dwight Eisenhower to say where he "really" stands regard- ing Sen. McCarthy In a statement released by the Democratic National Committee, Kirwan asked if the Republican presidential candidate is for or against McCarthy. Kirwan, chair- man of the Democratic National Congressional Committee, contin- ued: "Gen. Eisenhower has squirmed and hedged every time this ques- tion has been put to him 'Gen. Marshall has been Eisen- hower's best friend, almost a fath- er to him. Sen. McCarthy has tried to picture Gen. Marshall as a traitor to his country. "It is perfectly clear that Gen. Eisenhower is uneasy over his shifty position and the man who smeared his greatest benefactor. If any man alive should be leading the crusade against McCarthy, it is Eisenhower himself." Eisenhower declared last week he would support McCarthy for re- election but wouldn't give blanket support to anyone "who does any- thing I believe to be un-American in methods or procedures." Eisen- hower also at that time angrily defended Marshall, saying he had no patience with anyone who can find his record of service to this country cause for criticism." 2 Minneapolis Jail Escapees Captured DARLINGTON, Wis. youths who escaped from the Min- neapolis jail were arrested at Ar- gyle, Wis., Sheriff Homer Curry reported here. The Lafayette county sheriff identified the two as James Van Epps, 21, and Vernon Herman, 19. Curry said the youths had bur- glarized a Luck, Wis., business place. sheriff said the two told him they escaped the Minneapolis jail Aug. 15 after having been held for being AWOL from the Army. British Plane Smashes All Previous Marks Single Day Double Crossing First in Aviation History ALDERGROVE AIRFIELD, Northern Ireland British jet bomber flashed across the Atlantic ocean and back today in slightly over 10 hours. The double crossing in a single day was the first in history. The sleek black Canberra also smashed all previous records for a West to East passage as it streaked home from Gander, New- foundland, western terminus of epic flight. The whole trip of miles took 10 hours 2 minutes, including a two-hour stopover at Gander. Jet's This was the timetable of the bomber's trip, in terms of British daylight time which is six hours ahead of Eastern Standard: a. Aldergrove. i Gander. I p. Gander. p. Aldergrove. j The plane fought 100-mile-an hour I headwinds on its east to west i flight, but was helped by them on j the trip home. The average speed on the leg was just over 600 miles an hour. The mile flight took 3 hours 26 minutes. The flight from Northern Ireland to Newfoundland required 4 hours 38 minutes. That was almost 40 miles an hour slow- er than the east-to-west record of 483.91 miles an hour established last August in the same plane by the same Commander Roland Beaumont of the Royal Air Force. American The new west-to-east record was easy to establish. For more than 15 years the record has been 20 hours 29 minutes, set by the Americans H. T. Merrill and J. S. Lambc in a Lockheed plane. Mny commer- cial planes have made better times, but not under official tim- ing conditions approved by the In- ternational Aeronautical Federa- I tion. i Numerous airliners have made ifar speedier crossings since but never under the official conditions and observation of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, aerial speed world's ruling body. Home Run Easy i The Canberra's maximum speed I is still an official secret, but plane is believed capable of ap- proaching the speed of sound- around 660 miles an hour at sea level. The flight's curving route over the Atlantic started and finished at a point here in the center of the airport. For a Western ter- minal point, two boats were moored in a lake 14 miles west of Gander. Beamont, a Royal Air Force hero of the Battle of Britain, shot down 10 German airplanes and 32 VI flying bombs during World War II. Last Feb. 18 he flew a. Can- berra from London to -Tripoli at an average speed of 541.263 miles an hour. Broken Main At Austin Cuts Off Gas Service AUSTIN, Minn. of an underground gas main to- day resulted in the municipal gas plant's shutting off service to its Austin customers. Service was not expected to be restored until Wednesday. A digging machine, working on a street job, struck the lina this morning. Force of 'the ensuing con- cussion was so great it broke the glasses on a worker, Bert Meyer, who was standing eight feet from the hole. Meyer suffered minor facial cuts. The Austin Herald feared it might not be able to publish be- cause its composition and stereo- typing machines use gas to heat the type metal. Man Survives Headon Crash With Train ST. CLOUD, Minn. A St Cloud man survived Monday despite the fact his light truck and a Great Northern passenger train collided practically headon. He is John Westra, 34. Westra was driving on a street which goes over the rail- way property diagonally.   

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