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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight, Continued Cool Sunday Read Adlai Stevenson Series Starting Monday VOLUME 52, NO. 183 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA. MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES 2nd Lamoille Railroad Worker Dies 1I.S. Ike Ahead of AJlai in 3 Key Eastern States By PRINCETON RESEARCH SERVICE, Kenneth Fink, Director PRINCETON, N. of accurate state-wide polls in the three key Middle Atlantic indus- trial states. New York, Pennsyl- vania and New Jersey, indicate Dwight Eisenhower is now substan- tially ahead of Adlai Stevenson in all three states, which have a total of 93 electoral votes. (The nation- al total is 531.) And in each of the trio. Eisen- by a margin of 9.6 per cent in 1948, Dewey carried New Jersey by a margin of 4.4 per cent. Thus, E'isenhower is running 5.2 per cent better today than did Dewey in November, 1948. In Pennsylvania, Eisenhower now is preferred over Stevenson by a slightly smaller 8.2 per cent. Dewey carried the Keystone State over Truman by a margin of 4.1 per cent. So here, too, Eisenhower is over 4 per cent stronger at the present time than Dewey was in 1948. In New Jersey, Eisenhower is favored by voters over Stevenson which puts Eisenhower 4.5 per cent ahead of the New York State 1948 TODAY Public Mum On Coming By STEWART ALSOP DUBUQUE, la. In the crow- eating period after the 1948 elec- tion, newspaper men were much belabored for "not getting out in- to the country and finding out what the voters really want." Accord- ingly, this reporter has dutifully braved fierce dogs and suspicious property owners to feel the voters' pulse. The pulse feeling took place in the politically crucial farm area between St. Paul, Minn., and Du- buque, la. Unfortunately, it is nec- essary to report that the voters either do not have any pulse, Following is the result in New Jersey when Princeton Research I Service's trained staff reporters asked a representative cross-sec- tion of New Jersey voters: "Right now, which of the two candidates the Democrat, or Eis- enhower, the you personally favor for NEW JERSEY, STATE-WIDE (16 Electoral Votes) Eisenhower 53.8 per cent Stevenson 44.2 per cent Undecided 2.0 per cent The results when the same ques- tion was asked in Pennsylvania were: PENNSYLVANIA, STATE-WIDE (32 Electoral Votes) Eisenhower 52.9 per cent Stevenson 44.7 per cent Undecided 2.4 per cent And here's the New York State vote divided: NEW YORK, STATE-WIDE (45 Electoral Votes) Eisenhower 51.4 per cent Stevenson 44.0 per cent Undecided 2.6 per cent It must be emphasized that to- Emergency First Aid is attempted at a freak railroad mishap south of Lamoille Friday afternoon in an effort to aid John Babler, Pickwick, who died at the scene. Bending over the fatally injured section worker are Winona Chief of Police A, J. Bingold, back to camera, and Police Records Clerk Marvin A. Meier. Standing in the center of the picture is Ed Dionysius, Lamoille, one of the first persons to reach the accident. The gasoline-powered motorcar which jumped the tracks rests in the grass off the main line where it was moved by volunteers. (Republican-Herald photo) 75 Chaplin to Nixon or if they have thev are not let- uwi u> Richard Kixon-s controversial two- tog complete strangers feel it. day's findings reflect only current j vear se fund was disciosed mik compile auaiiscis By MORRIS LANDSBERG go on the defensive in his current PASADENA, Calif. Sen, Richard Nixon's controversial two- sentiment and that opinion can j Also on this inconclusive expedi- change between now and election ion was a perspicacious native of dav. Princeton Research Service's I tion the region, Walter Ridder, of The St. Paul Pioneer Dispatch. The day. Princeton Research Service's trained staff reporters are in the field continuously to note develop- Re- Ke result of the Ridder-Alsop farm j ments or shifts in poijtjcai senti- poll reads about like this: Eisenhower .8 per cent Stevenson ..-0 per cent The list, released by Attorney Dana C. Smith, originator of the May Be Barred From America By JACK RUTLEDGE WASHINGTON Movie come- Charles Chaplin, now on his Hopes Bright To Avert Soft Coal Strike high level policy conference be- j way to Europe, today faces a gov- tween the roving Nixon and Eisen- j ernment order barring his return By NORMAN WALKER thErt halted the fast moving Nixon ito the United States until officials j WASHINGTON John L. Special at Chico, Calif., for' 34 J determine whether he can legally j Lewis> contract with Northern soft re-enter under immigration laws, j CQal mines expires at midnight to- Freak Accident Injures 3 Others A Milwaukee Railroad section worker was killed, a second died in Winona General Hospital early today and three others are hospitalized following a freak railroad mishap at p. m. Friday a mile and a half south of Lamoille when a section crew motorcar jumped its track. Dead are: John Babler, Pickwick, who died at the scene of the accident of skull injuries. Babler would have been 61 today. Henry C. Wohlert, 46, La Crescent, who died of skull injuries at 2 :10 a. m. today. Injured are the following, all of whom are described as in condition: Clement P. Kuklinski, 46, La- moille. back injuries. Chauncey Fitch, 24, Lamoille, severe facial bruises. Russell L. Erickson, 46, La- moille, scalp lacerations. Winona County Sheriff George Fort and railroad officials from Winona, La Crosse and Minneapo- lis still were attempting today to find the cause of the mishap de- scribed by one railroad official as "very unusual." Fort said the motorcar was traveling toward Winona on the eastbound track when it left the rails. He said Kuklinski, foreman of the crew, told him the car may have been derailed when a railroad tie plate or angle iron fell beneath the car. The crew of five men carried a number of the plates and irons in tool boxes beneath the seats on the small car. The gasoline-driven vehicle known popularly as a "handcar" of a type employed by rail- road section crews in track and roadbed maintenance. Cause Suggested Theorizing on the cause of the accident. Sheriff Fort said this morning: "A tie plate or angle iron may have slipped off the front end of the motorcar and either struck a wheel or turned on end, I striking a tie in the roadbed and 'the under side of the car at the same instan... "Apparently the motorcar was rssied very sharply; toss- sing all five of the men off the car very violently. As I I visualize it they flew through John Babler Dies at Scene minutes _ said_ Nixon talked with No reason for the unexpected but ment throughout the country for s Herbert Hoover Jr Pasadena the United States Poll reports in engincer and son of the former inrludpd among the subscrib- iSen- Fred C. Seaton (R-Neb) but order was given when it was an-j included among_tne_suDscriD _f Wlth Eisenhower nounced yeiterday by Atty. Gen. j strike due Monday this newspaper. What's Going on in Ohio Ohio, the home of Sen. Taft, is one -of the key states in the Mid- electoral votes. In 1948, Don't know or won't tell...... 92 per cent. One of the first to be interview- ed was a dour, elderly farmer on a forty-four-acre farm near Kas-1 tenths of 1 CT cent ieading son, Minn., where both Eisenhower there today-Eisenhower or Stev C' and Stevenson recently made ma- president: John J. Garland, San Marino, Calif., real estate man and prominent U.S. Olympics official; J.B. Van Nuys, wealthy member o! a pioneer family in Southern wen Democraic bv three Callforma s development; Bernard jor farm speeches. He responded as follows: Had a Lot to Say On his vote this year: "Well, I guess I'M keep that to myself." On his vote in 194S: "Well, I guess I'll keep that to myself, too." On the Eisenhower and Stevenson farm speeches: "Yep. I heard 'em. Had a lot to say, didn't Subsequent efforts were a little more not very much. There was onlv one man enson? To find out, read the Unit- ed States Poll report in this news- paper next Wednesday. Report From the South Results of the latest poll in south- ern states of voter preference in Congressional (House of Repre- sentatives) races show Democrat- ic candidates to be leading Repub- licans by a margin of 39 per cent in the South as a whole. In the past, the support given to candidates for Congress has G.O.P. chief in t.Kis section; and Earl Gilmore, Los Angeles oil man. Hoover was listed as one of sev- eral contributors. Others in- cluded Van Nuys, John Marble of South Pasadena, K.T. Norris, Los Angeles manufacturer: John Burn- ham, Rancho Santa Fe; and W.O. Anderson, Los Angeles. Son. Richard Nixon says he hasn't personally taken "one red cent" of the political fund that has Nixon devoted less of his speech- es yesterday to slapping at Wash- ington scandals. Instead at Redding, Calif., for instance, the Republican cam- paigner called attention to news- paper stories which he said car- ried an implication that he, as a U. S. senator, engaged in illegal, unethical or immoral practices. "It was a he said. He re- peated: "The contributions saved the taxpayers money. They paid for political trips, radio broad- casts and 'mailing of letters not involving government business." "Do you he asked, "that when your United States senator comes out to California to make a political speech that you, the tax- payers, ought to pay the bill? No. i.iut.i. nine U11C i in a dav of interviews "who stated Prove" an excellent index to the Stung by Democratic charges of his intentions flatly and unequivo 1 Presidential vote. become an issue in the presiden- think SQ eitner_ that-s campaign. I why these people who have con- to political cam- cally. He was an elderly country i In the last Presidential year, gas station owner in Iowa. He had 1948, Democratic candidates for been a Republican for fifty years, i Congress led GOP candidates in he said, and he saw no reason to i the South as a whole by a margin unethical practices, the GOP vice j id ftat bju and Tm presidential candidate declared .._... change. He was going to vote for of 58.2 per cent. Eisenhower. Yet there was cer-! Princeton Research any assertion that he put any of his wealthy California supporters' money in his own pocket is an out- right lie. tainly no wild and universal en- j nonpartisan reporters asked an ac- Service's I Nixon announced he has asked i voters, the eections focon- thusiasm for the Eisenhower! curate cross-section of southern cause. One farm lady, who wore "an enormous P.arty_ would you turban, seemed well informed most Dana F. Smith of Pasadena, Calif., trustee of the fund, to make a full Public report on the collections proud they did it." He said earlier, at Marysville, Calif., that expenses of his Senate office were more than the amount provided by the government. Nixon, as senator, receives a salary of a year, a expense account and more than :ill hope a could be McGranery. The Justice Depart- j averted. ment would not elaborate. Under American immigration laws an alien can be refused entry into the country for moral turpi-! tude or for political affiliations, f et an extF.a day f, Many of the strike-threatened planned to keep operating some paying overtime among other reasons. Born in England Chaplin, 63, is an in England. He came to the U. S. 40 years ago but never became a cit- izen. His name has been asso- ciated with leftist causes. In 1944 he was then ac- charges of violating the Mann Act, which forbids trans- porting a woman across a .state line for immoral purposes. Chaplin, aboard the Queen Eliza- beth with his fourth wife and their four children, radioed The Asso- ciated Press: "Through the proper procedure I applied for a re-entry permit which I was given in good faith and which I accepted in good faith. Therefore I assume that the United States government will recognize its validity." Chaplin's secretary, Harry Crocker, reached by telephone aboard the Queen Elizabeth, said the Republican or the Dmocrat- ,i fii in iui lllfu But she entertained Th ask'ed to see "This whole issue developed as for office and staff ex-1 Chaplin definitely intends to return penses. I to this country in about six months. the air, and both Babler and Wohlert landed on their heads. I do not think they were struck by the car itself." All five men landed on the main line. Babler and Wohlert were un- conscious; Fitch, Kuklinski and Erickson were dazed but con- scious, the sheriff indicated. "I believe the motorcar may have gone up on its side, but I doubt that it turned Fort said. He said Babler died "almost i adding the man was Mine operation on Saturday is dead he arrfved at the scene. rare in the industry. A number of industry and gov- ernment sources said Lewis, pres- ident of the United Mine Worokers, and Harry Moses, president of the Northern owner group known as the Bituminous Coal Operators Association, actually were close to reaching agreement on contract terms. duction before a strike could de- velop. a curious notion about the Eiscn howcr political no call to talk this Stevenson being she said. "That's not fair." She claimed to be undecided, but she clearly favored the unfairly used Stevenson. states> even thm'Sh some The South fVa., Ga., N.C., S.C., Fla., Miss., La., Tenn., Ark., Ky., Tex., Okla.) i Republicans 30.5 per cent The pleasant open face of a Democrats 69.5 cent young farmer farther south cloud- ed with anger as he talked. He had enlisted in the Marine Corps it was my du- tv to my countrv." He had serv. 1948i Democratic Congres- a deliberate smear attempt by forces intent on perpetuating the administration in power. facts will show that public citizens who contributed to this fund asked nothing of me; nor did they receive anything from me in the way of special favors, consideration or treat- ment." The statement was released by Nixon's staff outside Ashland, Ore., after it had been forwarded to sional candidates received 79.1 per Gen- Dwight Eisenhower for ap- cent of the congressional votes cast I proval. in the South as a whole. Thus, GOP "The facts will make it crystal t congressional candidates today are I said Nixon, "that such a %diliac I 9'6 cent more vot-[ legitimate pohtica, fund amphibious tank engines with a sledge where your tax money goes." An enlisted friend got court-martialed for tak- ing a gas can, while officers had the men make trailers for them out of government property. "You ex- pect me to vote for a general af- ter But he too was unde- say Stevenson's tied up with the big boys, too." Unanimous Agreement On only one point was there unanimous agreement. Farm prices were too low and other prices too high. No doubt farmers have always talked this way; and there were a good many new cars in the back yards and freezers in the kitchen. But it is also true that many farmers even in this area with its rich, oily-black soil, were (Continued on Page S, Column 8) ALSOPS in an earnest and unselfish desire In 1950, Democrats received 79.5 I the part of the contributors to per cent of the congressional vote support my fight against Commu- in the south as a whole. The 20.5 nism _ and corruption in govern- per cent other voters included! rnent." some for candidates who did not I The furor over fte contributions run as Republicans I he insists paid only for heavy extra A United States Poll report on I expenses in his Senate office, Sept. 3, showed that rationally, the forced_the California senator to Republican candidate for Presi-1 dent, Dwight D. Eisenhower, was running 2.5 per cent ahead of his party vote for Congress. Today's poll results indicate he would have to run a good deal further ahead of the congressional tickets to crack the solid South. Whether Eisenhower has pushed further ahead of congressional can- didates in the South than in the rest of the country is being careful- ly surveyed by Princeton Re- search Service and a report will be made next week in this news- paper. Truman Assistant Extremely Sick BROOKLINE, Mass. Wl David K. Niles, special administrative assistant to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, is in an "extremely serious" condition at Beth Israel Hospital. A hospital spokesman today said Niles has a "severe abdominal disease." He underwent surgery in July and was readmitted to the hospital a week ago. Republican Vice Presidential nominee Richard M. Nixon (right) stands on the platform of his "whistle-stop" train in Marysville, Calif., as he answers charges that he accepted from to in expense money from a wealthy California group to supplement his salary and expenses as a senator. Nixon angrily- charged he was the victim of a "political smear" after National Democratic Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell had said he should re- sign as GOP vice presidential nominee. (AP Wirephoto) Moses Denies Statement But they apparently had been closer before, when Lewis earlier this week told reporters he and Moses had reached an under- standing. Moses denied it. An agreement would probably be in the neighborhood of a S1.80 a day for the soft coal miners employed by the Moses group of owners, plus a 10-cent-a-ton-boost in the welfare fund royalty. The basic daily pay now is and the royalty 30 cents a ton. Those familiar with the in- dustry's labor relations were con- fident that once terms with Moses are agreed upon, the same terms would be pressed on the rest of! have tipped on its side." the industry. Lewis has purposely delayed a strike threat on Southern soft coal mines until Oct. 1. He has reached an interim agreement with the Pennsylvania hard coal, or anthra- cite, industry for a 20-cent boost in the welfare fund royalty, leaving hard coal wage rates to be nego- tiated later. Fitch told The Republican- Herald Friday night, "I don't know what happened. We were riding along smoothly when all of a sudden everything flew through the air." He said he ended up under the motorcar and considers it a "mir- acle" he was not killed. The injur- ed man confirmed that the crew had a supply of tie plates, angle iron and tools aboard the motor- car and said it was "possible" something may have fallen beneath a wheel or under the chassis of the car. 'Very Strange' Eric Erickson, La Crosse, chief clerk in the division office of the Milwaukee Road there, said this j morning, "The railroad has not completed an investigation. We are assuming that something fell off the front end of the car and de- railed it. We think that the car tipped over, but we aren't sure Henry Dies at Hospital Many Senators Get Financial Aid, Aitken Says WASHINGTON Wt-Sen. George D. Aiken (R-Vt) said today many senators supplement their official incomes with some outside finan- cial help and that when all the facts are known, the furor over Sen. Richard Nixon's special ex- pense fund will fade. Aiken one of the few sen- ators willing to comment for pub- lication on the disclosure that the Republican vice presidential can- didate accepted some in ex- pensc from California busi- ncssmen over the past two years. Democrats are shouting about the Nixon fund, Aiken said, in an effort to offset Republican criti- cism of corruption in the present Democratic administration. that it went clear over. It may j Ajjjen sajd his a year sal ary and S2.500 tax free expense al- WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Erickson said the railroad will flowance, the same as Nixon's, act- make "a very thorough investi-1 ually is about a month after gation, but we not ques- j taxes. tion any of the men until they feel I "No senator can maintain a sep- better. It is a very strange acci- 1 arate home here, raise a family, do necessary campaigning and dent Petrie, Winona agent of maintain contacts back in his state the railroad, said this morning, He said said. some senators when any man is hurt." He the light cars travel at a erate speed." I Kuklinski was quoted by Sheriff Fort as saying the motorcar was I traveling "between 18 and 20 miles mod ilaw' mak'Ilg speeches for writing, "or putting the wife or some member of the family on the night and Sunday. Continued cool. -7, Possibility of light frost in the deep i T; i Time of the accident was set at vaUeys tonight. Low tonight fey Fort_ Hfi M hfi received high Sunday 64. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 64: minimum, 43; noon, 60; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER Maximum temperature 63 at p.m. Friday; minimum temp- erature 39 at a.m. today. Noon readings Temperature 59; dew point, 44; clouds, and feet, no ceiling; wind 19 miles per hour from northwest; barometer, 30.16; visibility, 12 miles; humidity, 57 per cent, Additional weather on Page 5. office pay roll." Senate records indicate tha_t Nix- on and his staff will receive in salaries and for expense allow- ances more than this year. Five other senators get as much a his associate from California a call from Lamoille at p.m. and senators from Pennsylvania Walks to Farm Kuklinski, although painfully hurt, walked to the farm of David Egan one-half mile south of the accident. Egan drove Kuklinski to Lamoille where the injured fore- man called Sheriff Fort. Kuklinski then returned to the accident scene. The sheriff called an ambulance and sped to the accident. When he reached the scene he called for a second ambulance. Winona Chief of Police A, J. Bingold and Records Clerk Marvin Maier re- (Continued on 3, Column 3) RAILROAD DEATHS and New York. This is because the fund for assistants, office help and certain other expenses is graded by population. The records indicate Nixon will receive in salary, hi tax-free expense allowance and more than for staff pay- roll and other allowances. Aiken said Nixon and all other senators get only enough mileage or travel pay to make one trip here and back home a session with his wife. "If a senator did not get home often to see his constituents he would not be in the Senate Aiken said.   

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