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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Continued Fair Tonight and Wednesday Listen to KWNO Tonight for Election Returns VOLUME 52, NO. 173 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY Farmers Real News At Kasson By JOSEPH ALSOP KASSON, is probably a good idea for this reporter to confess right off that he is not sure what was the real news at the Kasson Plowing Contest. The head' Taff Backers To Go 'All Ouf To Help Ike Bob Will Boost General, Sources Close to Him Say By JAMES DEVLIN CLEVELAND UP) Gen. Dwight lines, no doubt, will concentrate on D. Eisenhower's bid for the presi- the fact that Dwight D. Eisenhow- er and Adlai E. Stevenson maui al- most identical promises to the far- mers of America. But was not the occasion itself, were not the far- mers themselves, more notable than the speeches? It was hard not to have this feel- ing, for the plowing match at Kas- son and the people who attended it gave you a sense of the real glory of the phrase is not exaggerated. The setting was rich farm, in marvelously beautiful, al- most park-like rolling country. Here on a little rise that command- ed long green-and-golden prospects, 1500 Reds Taught in U.S. Primary Vote Light Through Minnesota dency was bolstered today by word j By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Despite virtually ideal weather from key backers of Republican conditions, Minnesotans appeared Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio that i to be in no mad rush to votejoday they were going all out to help I to nominate Republican and elect him. They declared they contemplated cratic candidates for state and con- gressional offices. strike against his I There were some outstanding ex- ceptions, but most points reported light votes as the primary election no "sit-down" candidacy. As Eisenhower turned toward In- dianapolis for another stop on his Midwest campaign swing, his aides made no attempt to conceal elation at the warm reception accorded him in Taft's home state. Taft himself had not joined in the chorus. He said in Washington he wanted to learn more of the general's views before deciding over the southern three-fourths of the state and temperatures were in the 80s during the forenoon. Highs of 95 were predicted for that sector later in the day. North of a line from Moorhead to Duluth, skies were on the cloudy side and temperatures were cooler. Temperatures weren't expected to light i get out of the 70s. a magnified and "more business- how much of a role to play in the usual vote would be cast. balloting began. Among points reported votes were Rochester, Hibbing, Wi- Voting developments in various nona, Crookston, Fergus Falls, Al- j cities bert Lea and Willmar. Things were shaping up better in Austin, International Falls, Fairmont and Duluth. Expectations at Duluth were that a heavier than like county fair had been set down. campaign. Here, tens of thousands of farmers But sources close to the senator and their wives and children had said they had little doubt he would come far, to look over the new farm machinery as well as look over presidential candidates. And the people, if you consider them rightly, were as superb as their setting. A ten-year-old struck the note at the Methodist Ladies' excellent luncheon stand. He remarked that his hands were numb from testing a new tractor, and explained short- ly, but with pride, that he had persuaded his father to buy a dif- ferent make. "Naw, I'm not going to the speaking." he added. "I got more work to do." These people were hard-working, shrewd in their work and very prosperous tractors selling for close to S3.000 were going like hot help the general's efforts. "Sen. Taft is a was the way one of them, Roger W. Tracy, Ohio state treasurer and a member of the Taft camp, sum- med it up to newsmen. "I am certain he will give his active support to Gen. Eisenhower. Normal Disappointment "There was a normal disappoint- ment among all the people who worked for Sen. Taft that he was not nominated for the presidency. But we know that this is no time for a sit-down strike. It would jeo- pardize not only the national ticket and the principles we stand for but would injure the Republican state ticket." Eisenhower told a press confer- cakes. They were cheerful, totally he and Taft intended to meet unpretentious and very sure ofjsoon themselves. They were shrewd also about politics, and very far from ready to be swept off their feet by anyone. "I guess we'll wait and see, "He'll get our votes when we're sure he means were the characterise comments. Prairiei on Fire When you also remember that both Eisenhower and Stevenson spoke to huge, patiently standing outdoor audiences, it is not exactly possibly within a week, al- time and place had not been set. The general said the senator, who has been vacationing, had in- formed him by telegram that any day after today he "will meet me gladly and I certainly will welcome him. That is the Eisenhower counted on these strides toward healing the Repub- lican National Convention rift be- tween his and Taft's forces: As he rode into Cleveland from surprising that neither candidate the airport, after a flight from set the prairies on fire. None the [Minneapolis, he was flanked in an less, besides being an occasion to I open car by sen. John W. Bricker be celebrated, this plowing match a long-time Taft ally, and Taft's Ol possioie oua-i.au at Kasson was an extremely inter-1 brother Cnarles p., GOP candidate been cast at the St Martin's School. Aside from a few scattered light showers, the weather menu was about perfect. Skies were sunny Morning Vote tailed Lightest in Recent Years Morning voting in the city for today's state and county primary, election was described by election i a- m- ancl judges at noon today as "probably FERGUS FALLS Fairly light. light vote, but considered normal. About 300 votes cast to 10 a. m. light up to 10 a. m. but about the same as four years ago. Registration, however, is higher and an intense "get out the vote" campaign preceded the election. light vote. Most precincts had seen only about seven to eight per cent of their eligible voters up to 11 a. m. light, down from 1948. About ISO votes cast by a. m. No local interest to speak of, compared with 1948 when the primary featured a big sheriffs race. By noon in the primary two years ago, 489 ballots had been cast. ALBERT LEA "Very, very light." In some precincts, as few as 20 voters had shown up by 10 Gov. Frederick G. Payne, seated in white shirt, and Mrs. Payne give out with victory smiles at his campaign headquarters in Waidoboro, Me., Mon- the lightest" in recent years. Despite ideal weather and a com- paratively heavy pre-election reg- istration, only a small fraction of the qualified voters in the city had gone to the polls during the first five hours this morning. A spot telephone survey of precinct polling places at noon today revealed that, in general, only between 5 and 8 per cent of the registered voters in the precincts contacted had visited the polls during the morning. cast by 10 per cent or more of the registration. In the third precinct of the third ward, for instance, a total of 63 oi i possible esting political event. in their order, was an utterly dif- I for governor of Ohio. GOP Sweeps Maine Primary By WILLIAM C. LANGZETTEL PORTLAND, Me. Republi- cans chalked up today a ninth con- secutive Maine election triumph, but their senatorial candidate won by a slimmer margin than in 1948. Gov. Frederick G. Payne won Owen Brewster's Senate seat with 59 per cent of votes. Dem- ocrat Roger P. Dube got 35 per cent and 6 went to Earl S. Grant, Democrat-Independent. In 1948 also a presidential Sen. Margaret Chase Smith rolled up a record 71.4 per cent on a companion municipal elec- )to a Democrat's 28.6; The total then tion in which issues involve a city I was 233 ooo No more than 50 voters had shown up at some polls by 10 a. m. Voting about normal for a primary. About ballots had been cast by noon. Registra- tions total WILLMAR "Unusually light." A precinct which in the 1950 pri- mary had 654 votes by 11 a. m. today attracted but 60 voters to the same hour. Early balloting indi- cated a total vote of to 000 can be expected. Election clerks balloting. Interest has been great Ex-Communist Testifies to Senate Probers U. of Minnesota Included in List Having Campus Cells NEW YORK .500 Com- munist party members once taught in the nation's schools while Red cells were located on many lead- ing college campuses, a U. S. Sen- jate subcommittee has been told. This picture, says Dr. Bella V. Dodd, represents the situation be- fore 1949 when she was expelled from the party. She had served as a member of its National Ex- ecutive Committee. Dr. Dodd, a former Hunter Col- lege instructor here and now an attorney, testified Monday before the U. S. Senate internal security subcommittee. Sen. Homer Ferguson who presided, said the hearings are part of an inquiry to deter- mine "whether or not organized subversion is undermining our edu- cation system." The hearings continue today. In her testimony Monday Dr. Dodd named the following colleges and universities as among those having had Communist cells: Long Island, New York, Colum- bia, Northwestern, Harvard, How- ,ard, Michigan, Chicago, California, D. Eisenhower faces a major strat- At this point, the Ohio senator i Minnesota universities, Vassar, day night as workers cheer his election to the U.S. Senate in Maine's first-in-the-nation election. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Ike Faces Big Decision On Taft's Campaign Role By JACK BELL to catch any lack of en- WASHINGTON Gen. Dwight he might display. can be said to be willing to make I Smith and Wcllesley Colleges; any reasonable effort to get Eisen- (Massachusetts Institute of Tech- egy decision when he sits down within the next few days to discuss with Sen. Robert A. Taft the Ohio-jhower elected, if he is satisfied! an's role in the presidential cam-1 with the overall nature of Eisen- j Brooklyn 'and Queens." paign.. The Republican nominee then must resolve conflicting opinion in his own camp as to whether an at- tempt to enlist Taffs all-out help to try to mend the Taft-Eisenhower split in the party will be worth the cost he will be called upon to pay. bower's views. But Taft said yesterday this will not include "whistle stop" tours. And he left unanswered, until after his conference with Eisenhower, the question of whether he will make a nation-wide radio broad- cast. Wis.-Cenlral income tax proposition. The cost will come in Democrat-! He said in a statement that he lie charges that Eisenhower has al-jhad had "a very friendly discus- Yesterday's biggest (lowed himself to become a captive _-, TT3 "R TTf il iu WUU J.4111IOtJ-l. IV f 111 -_ L a four-way race the Taft wing on domestic and i An election judge' who has served I slightly better." In three wards, governor _ i anniit- Qflfl h o H UTI __ _ _. Pennsylvania and Maryland ferent man from what he had been Republican leaders to back Eisen- before his southern trip. The un- certainty was gone. He had hit his stride. He seemed sure of what he had to say. And no one who has traveled for even a few days through the Midwestern farm dis- tricts can doubt that what he had to say was what the farmers want- ed to hear. Eisenhower's endorsement of high farm parities, the promises to extend support prices to crops not now covered, and the other points hower's candidacy wholeheartedly. Charles Taft, wearing an "I like Ike" button, welcomed Eisenhower both at the airport and before a crowd gathered outside Cleveland's Carter Hotel. New Broom Gift He presented a new broom to the general and told him to use it in making a clean sweep of the Democratic administration. Rep. Thomas Jenkins, dean of the Ohio congressional delegation, i foreign policies which the general's stated that ordinarily a vote of at UP State Senate Presi-1 ba'ckerV denounced before" he ballots had been Burton M won witn 52 nominated. L1ICIL lllUlliaiilJ a VUt-C UL CJL: i IU. U'33 YVUI1 >J least 100 can be expected during i per cent. Another 15.2 per cent for. the morning. I In the first precinct of the fourth j ward, where there is a registra- tion of 624, a scant 50 persons had terest. Two have prompted much in- two Republicans running as inde; The alternative would be to rele- wo epuicans running as me- provincial role in pendents-Henry W, Boyker and j tca provmc role m requested ballots up to noon. Telephone with seven of the city cincts this morning. GOP percentage to .ainst Payne's G5 per cent in 1948. AUSTIN John Weiland, city recorder, said a "pretty fair" vote i .......____r.. contact jnad been seen "P to m., C. OHver, a f the city's 16 approximately 500 ballots onetime Republican congressman, it i got 32.8 per cent. His 1948 prede- 'the campaign and take the chance ltn I the Ohio senator's followers all GOP percentage to will fall in for the ticket by were cast. Two years ago It was found that in these seven 1 took an added hour of voting before precincts, only 433 ballots had been I a was reached. Regis- 1 trations total ST. pace is a little in the Eisenhower program, added announced that all Ohio Republi- up to "Me-too-ism." naked and candidates for Congress had ashamed. But Dewey lost the farm j met and adopted a Vosolution vote in 1948 because he was not pledging "active and enthusiastic enough, and who can j support" for Eisenhower, blame Eisenhower for seeking to I Republican Frances P. Bolton avoid Dewey's disastrous tactical (seconded Taft's nomination at the error? I Chicago convention, and Rep. Wil- cast. The total registration in the pre- cincts surveyed was The polls will close tonight at 8 o'clock and immediately after the first returns are re- ceived by The Republican- Herald KWNO election staff, they will be broadcast by KWNO and KWNO-FM, Plans have been made for the As for Stevenson, he spoke more j liam H. Ayres, of Akron, who cam-! ,hPrlv and with fewer flights nf in nf i statlon to extend lts broad" soberly and with fewer flights of eloquence than usual, and he made almost precisely the same prom- ises as Eisenhower. So that there were moments when one asked, "Wasn't this where I came Really Big Hand Yet with his greater natural eloquence, Stevenson got perhaps a shade better response: and at one point he got what Eisenhower never got. a really big hand. Signi- ficantly, this was when Stevenson mocked Eisenhower for "plowing under" the farm plank in the Re- publican platform; warned of the reactionary farm views of the Re- publicans in Congress: and rhe- torically demanded how anyone could tell what farm policy would finally be adopted by "the two Republican This doubt about real intentions of the Republican party seems, in- deed, to be the real advantage of the Democrats and the big problem for Gen. Eisenhower and his high command. If one can base a judg- ment on the accidental evidence gleaned by talking to many of these Midwestern farmers here and in Visconsin, the natural inclina- tion of the farmers this time is to vote Republican. But every one of them is also conscious of his great gains in the last twenty years. The slightest suspicion that these gains may be taken away will pro- duce a stampede of farmers into the Democratic fold. The situation is made still more uncertain by another phenomenon, pithily explained by a sharp old party in dungarees, with a wallet that looked big enough to choke a horse. "Being a Democrat still ain't very respectable 'round (Continued on Page 13, Column 5.) ALSOPS paigned in every part of his dis- trict for Sen. Taft prior to the con- vention, joined in the accolades to the general. A number of Republicans attend- ing the three-state meeting said they were impressed by the gen- eral's forceful comments and a tribute he gave to Sen. Taft. cast operations tonight until a de- finite trend is seen in county and state races. Complete unofficial returns will Returns will be broadcast as they are received tonight and Wi- nona area residents have been i cessor had 35. Three Republican congressmen won re-election easily. All but 19 of 625 precincts were ahead of 1950. A total of 917 bal- j in. Except for two wards in Dem- lots were cast to 11 a, m., com- ocratic Lewiston, they were in small communities. An unofficial tabulation of the vote: For senator: Payne, Dube, Grant, pared with 793 to the same time in the 1950 primary election. got off to a fast start, with more persons going to the than were ex- pected. About 8.000 persons were voting per hour, bringing the count to 11 a. m. to Mossadegh Asks Better Oil Deal Of U.S., Report Oliver, Boyker, Bishop, 34.807. For Congress, First District: Rep. Robert Male, Demo- crat James A. McVicar, Congress, Second District: Rep. Charles P. Nelson, Demo- crat Leland B. Currier, Liberal Democrat Antonio M. Chiaravalloti, 675. Congress, Third District: Rep. Taft Determined sion" with GOP National Chairman Arthur Summerfield and Sen. Frank Carlson of Kansas, one of Eisenhower's chief advisers, about j "the issues of 'the campaign, the conduct of the campaign and the part that I play in it." He added: Naturally Interested "I am naturally interested in J Gen. Eisenhower's views on vari- j ous issues and any policies he in- i tends tn adoDt when elprtprl This reporter comes away from I tends to adopt when elected.' talks with Taft with the impres-! Taft said in response to a re- sion that the Ohio senator is questions that he isn't mined not to permit himself to be about his defeat at the Chi- used to promote a "me-too" candi-! cago convention, which was in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS Officials said Monday night the way had been cleared for Wisconsin Cen- tral Airlines to move its headquar- ters from Madison, Wis., to the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. Attorneys for the Metropolitan Airports Commission said an agree- ment had been reached whereby the line would be permitted to re- linquish any facilities leased here upon payment of six months' rent, if the company's Civil Aeronautics 5.A. the Wisconsin Central Board, rr's personal assurancesttat he j charges of Eisenhower backers and Donald A. Duff, general not install a New Deal ad-1 that the Taft camp tried to "steal" age, narticinated in the discus- will ministration if he is elected. Taft, too, has an alternative. He can speak for individual Republi- can colleagues running for re-elec- Southern delegates. rnri Ldu tuiieaguca i uimjuij, ivi i tion to the Senate and mention the ager, participated in the discus- I sion. Thev said the move would giving Taft remarked. The general has said he wants in an important role. Sum- national ticket only in passing. It i merfield and Carlson have been "I'm never of a for- involve 2oo families of air- ivinff nature. Taft remarked. would not be difficult for his fol- (Continued on Page 7, Column 4.) I asked not to call The Republican-) TEHRAN, Iran Premier Mo- j Clifford G. Mclntire, Dem- IKE I Herald for election information. hammed Mossadegh has reportedly told the United Stales and Britain that they must make a better oil ocrat Philip R. Sharpe, GOP leaders called for as big or bigger a majority than Mrs. offer or'he will tell Parliament to Smith's record Anything reject the West-sponsored plan to get Iran's again. oil industry working Reliable sources here also de- clared the aged Iranian premier demanded an immediate loan about 100 million dollars to get his financially hard-pressed country on the road towards solvency. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Fair to- much less, vice presidential nomi- nee Richard Nixon said here last week, would hurt himself and Gen. Eisenhower. Payne, although jubilant over his i'ictory, said "Our job has only begun." "We can ill afford to lower our guard until we have placed Dwight D. Eisenhower in the White he said. He still declined comment on a Quick Settlement Hopes Dim on Lockheed Strike BURBANK, Calif. Little hope was held today for speedy settle- ment of a Lockheed Aircraft Co. strike threatening to spread to other plants in Southern Cali- fornia's gigantic warplane indus- line employes. Mueller pointed out to the com- mission that the airline's certificate is set to expire Sept. 30, 1955. He working hard to enlist the Ohio (said he wanted assurance that, in senator's help. Some others around case it was not renewed, the corn- Eisenhower aren't so sure, how-1 jany would not have to pay in full ever, that they want Taft sharing for any facilities built for it at the the limelight with the nominee. l field here. trv. A long-smoldering labor situation ignited Monday when the AFL International Association of Ma- chinists struck Lockheed's sprawl- ing plants, idling workers. Prosperity Peril Predicted As Defense Spending Levels By CHARLES F. BARRETT the government attempts to guide WASHINGTON OPI A govern- the economy. As Turner 1 As Turner put it, this means it .1 -IT J.UUJV.J IVUCIL, wn.5JUcaAJ3iL, ment economist says the golden i fee ..a and delicate job tide off far may wash some of the props from under business in the process. Robert C. Turner, a new mem- of defense dollars is leveling (t0 maintain our present prosper- far ahead of ity." At another point he said con- tinued growth and stability will require "economic statesmanship of the highest order." Wage raises and 33 other issues I ber of President Truman's three- j One offshot of the new situation, are at stake. (man Council of Economc Advisers, indicated, might be a fur- Strike leader John Snider said I gave this surprise appraisal easing of direct controls on ._ only a peace overture from Presi- Democratic National Committee dent Truman would be considered. statement that Eisenhower repudi- ated Payne's support because of a So far the White House has been silent. state liquor monopoly probe which j temperature change. Low tonight j other state issues in a hectic cam-! Crew Or Crippled night and Wednesday. No important j overshadowed national as well as j This Central Tower, which handled all the air traffic at Miami, Fla., International Airport, was in the way of the two new feet runways being added to the field so the Dade County Author- ity, which operates the airport, is moving the tower almost one mile to a new location. The tower would cost to replace, and the Authority found it cheaper at S32.000 to move the 85-foot struct- ure. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 55, high Wednesday LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 92; minimum, 53; (noon, 89; precipitation, none; sun (sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER Max. temp. 89 at noon today; min. 67 at a.m. today. Noon thin, scattered at wind 3 miles per hour from south; barometer 30.11 stea- dy, humidity 58 per cent. Additional weather on Page 16. paign. Bernard T. Zahn, a former Li- quor Commission chairman and a Bouton public relations man were indicted last Friday for conspiracy to commit bribery. Payne, at 52, is completing his second term as governor. He also served as state finance commis- sioner, has broad experience as a businessman and was an Army fi- nance officer in World War II. The governor-elect is a 49-year- old florist who has never lost an election in many years of munici- pal campaigning and 12 years of legislative competition. B29 Jumps to Safety PHTLLIPSBURG, j Mont. W) Thirteen crew members all mak- ing their first jump parachuted to safety Monday from their crip- pled B29 bomber. The plane, which had developed terday as he took his oath Offjce. of I prices, wages and materials. In- stead of asking the public to spend In a brief speech, and later in j less, the government might en- an interview, Turner told of new government studies which he said show that defense spending and production already have virtually reached their peak. Big Stimulus Earlier forecasts, by Truman and his mobilization chiefs, had indicated a steady, continued ex- pansion until mid-1953. This pro- jected well as cur- rent spending had been a big engine trouble, crashed and burned stimulus to business. five miles northeast of this West- Turner, 44-year-old business pro- em Montana mining town. fessor at Indiana University, pic- The plane was attached to the I tured the nation as standing now llth Radar Calibration Squadron at a crossroads where it must face at Hamilton Air Force Base, San I an end to further substantial in Rafael, Calif. (creases in defense Three crewmen were slightly in-1 far reaching effects on business jured in the parachute landings, i and on the vast program by which courage more private buying to try to keep business growing. Another effect, if the outpouring of defense outlays levels off at present rates, would be a reduc- tion in the government budget con- siderably under present estimates. "We've had an expanding econ- omy for two expansion forced by the defense Turner told a reporter. "Now we can't count any longer on a forced expansion. We will have to do some hard thinking." Government defense spending totaled more than four billion dol- lars in June and July and over three billion in August. Turner foresaw a high level plateau of monthly spending somewhere around the four billion figure. You Still Have Time to Vote Polls Close at 8 Tonight   

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