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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Frost Likely in Low Spots Tonight; Warmer Tuesday VOtUME 52 NO. 184, SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1952 Read Adlai Stevenson Story Starting Today TWENTY PAGES The Stevenson Story Adlai New Kind of Man in U. S. Politics By JOHN BARTLOW MARTIN (Editor's note: This is the first of a series of 16 articles from the book "Adlai Stevenson, An Intimate Portrait of a New Kind of Man in American by John Bartloiv Martin. Copyright 1952.) When Adlai Stevenson campaigned for governor of Illinois in 1948, his friends used the slogan, "The New Look in Illinois Politics." The phrase had more meaning, it has turned out, than they realized. Stevenson is a new kind of man in American politics. To under- stand him is to understand the strange presidential year of 1952. ________________________ What kind of man is he? What is TODAY Voters Ask Ike's Plan For World By STEWART ALSOP WITH GOV. STEVENSON: Gov. Adlai Stevenson, who regularly ac- cuses Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower of stealing the Democratic plat- form, has been busily at work, all unobserved, -stealing Gen. Eisen his background, who are his friends, what does he look like? How does his mind work? How did he become governor of Illinois, and what has he done as governor? What are his views on national issues? I went down to Springfield to try to answer some of those questions April 1. It happened that the gov- ernor WES scheduled to make a routine trip that day, visiting two state institutions and making an after-dinner talk at a small-town Rotary meeting, and I arranged to tag along, not to interview Stev- enson but to observe him in action. After lunch he came into the office of his appointment secretary on the ground floor of the execu- tive mansion, ready to leave. He ____ had his hat on, a brown hat with jcai.coi. This a vefy narrow brim, and he was rnnVlnsInn whtch stands out I holding a briefcase with one hand conclusion which stands out and his Qther hand up. ward into the sleeve of his topcoat. He was still talking to an assistant following him: "This thing of being neutral in local primaries reminds me of the fellow who said, 'It's all right to be neutral but who are we neutral with somebody who has been cam- paigning with both candidates. The Stevenson campaign strategy precisely reflects certain outstand- ing characteristics of the Illinois governor: Intelligence, politi- cal boldness, and perhaps most notably, tough-minded and even rather wily calculations. His great-1 caht-siht o{ Fred Hoehleri di. est political problem has been to rector Qf Department of Pub get himself known, and to get peo- ple to listen to what he has to The governor turned to leave but say. When he was nominated, he was "Mr. X" to the vast majority of American totally un- known quantity. New Personality During the cj-.mpaign's incubat- ing period last August, Stevenson and his advisers therefore shrewd- ly calculated that he must be very quickly established as a new and novel and easily identified person- ality in his own mind. The chief instrument to this end was Gov. Stevenson's own native and re- markable abilities as a wit and phrase-maker. And now Steven- son's reputation as a first-class en- tertainer has been given free ad- vertising by the Republicans, who seem to be seized with the insane notion that American voters regard a sense of humor as reprehensible. Stevenson still suffers anonymity, in comparison from with Gen. Eisenhower. As previously noted in this space, a good many voters seem to think his name is "Stevens." But his reputation as a humorist is already, according to reporters who have covered his campaign from the start, begin- ning to draw the crowds. People want to find out if he is really as funny as he is cracked up to be. When they come to a rally, or turn on the radio or television, they hear a few jokes which are often genuinely which are always extremely damaging to the Republicans. Teaser Jekei But these jokes are only the cur- tain-raiser, or teaser, to use the words favored in the entertainment trade. Take last week's speech in Hartford, Conn., as an example of the Stevenson technique. He lived well up to the entertainment-seek- ers' expectations, with a whole ser- ies of jokes, perfectly timed: the governor makes his jokes dead- pan, and when he hears the first tentative laugh, he responds with an odd puckish grin, which sends his audience into peals of laugh- ter. Then, with the audience chuckl- ing and in good humor, the puckish grin suddenly disappears. At Hart- 1'ord. as always at major speeches since this reporter joined Steven- son, the candidate suddenly launch- ed into a most serious speech on a most serious subject. A great, and rather puzzled hush settled over the audience, as Stevenson began to discuss the dread subject of atomic power. An observer, glancing back over the audience, could see Stevenson's listeners straining forward to try to understand Stevenson's polished and often difficult phrases. This part of the speech was actually not as brilliant to read as it was to hear, since it left out the essen- tial grow- ing power of devastating surprise attack. And it was also subtly par- tisan. But it did not sound that way. Indeed, Stevenson sounded not like a candidate, but like a president, solemnly addressing all the people. And this, of course, is precisely the way it was intended to sound. Sounding this way is the second part of Stevenson's bold, carefully calculated campaign strategy. This reporter, after a several thousand mile tour of the country, is strong- ly inclined to believe that it may turn out to be a very shrewd strat- egy. The voters desperately want to "vote for some one who really understands the world situation, and knows how to deal with it. It does not matter that no one really knows how to deal with it. A candi- (Continued on Page 15, Column 6) ALSOP lie Welfare and one of the men closest to him. Stevenson said, "I'll be visiting Rednour this aft- your present feel-1 ing about Hoehler said, "I think he's doing a good job." Accompanied by Sons The governor nodded, said, p.nd walked to the front j tween a teen-age married couple door of the mansion, followed by two of his' sons, an administrative assistant named Larry Irvin, and me. A statfi police captain, Emmet Van stood beside the gov- ernor's old black Cadillac which was draws up under the portico directly in front of this ground-floor door. The governor got into the back seat. His younger son, Bor- den, sat beside him and I sat next to Borden. As the others got into the front seat, the governor's dog, a big black and white spotted coach dog, jumped onto the governor's lap. Stevenson laughed and fended him off. A policeman moved to open j at a wedding reception in the High- the door and remove the dog but j 1 a n d Park clubhouse Saturday Stevenson said, "He's all I night. The reception was for a cou- and the car rolled down the breast! sin of Mrs. Tolendoski. of the knoll from the mansion and Tolendoski said he couldn't re- headed smoothly past the towering member what the argument was State Capitol and through the about and the )eft without Springfield Traffic and, gathering j gettjn? their coats. Elgin Man Dies After Car Tips On Eyofa Road Rolland D. Finley Victim in Mishap Saturday Evening ELGIN, Minn. A 30- year-old construction worker died of internal hemorrhages en route to Rochester hospital after be- ing Injured in an auto accident on the Eyota-Chatfield road Saturday about 7 p. m. Rolland Douglas Finley died while being taken to a Rochester hospital by a friend in the latter's car. Finley's brother, John, who was driving the accident car, received treatment here for a left leg in- jury and was released. The car was judged a total wreck. Rolland, who lived here with John and his family, and his broth- er were returning Saturday eve- ning from work at Chatfield. John said the car missed a curve on the road, rolled over into the ditch, crashed through a fence and con- tinued on into a field. A fellow worker, traveling behind the Fin- ley car, took the injured men for treatment. Rolland, who was conscious, complained then of chest pains. Born Jan. 15. 1922, at Chatfield, he grew up in Chatfield and Spring Valley. He spent six years in the Army, lVi> years of that time in the European Theater in World War II. On Jan. 26, 1944, he mar- ried Winifred Maricle. This sum- mer he came to live at Elgin. Surviving are one son, Rolland Jr.. Rochester; his mother, Mrs. Herman Serfling, Spring Valley; two brothers, John, Elgin, and Louis, with the Army in Germany, and two sisters, Mrs. George Losey, Spring Valley, and Mrs. Sylvia Cooper, Kansas City, Kan. Funeral services will be Wednes- day at p. m. at the John Fin- ley home and at 2 p. m. at the Methodist Church, the Revs. Char- les Sheffield, Elgin, and Harry Ev- ans, Spring Valley, officiating. Burial will be in Elgin Cemetery. young wife and sent the husband Friends may call at the Macken to a hospital in hysterical condi- j Funeral Home, Rochester, until 8 tion with remorse. Mrs. Albert J. Tolendoski, 17, died shortly after being brought to Ancker Hospital by William Davis, driver of a passing car who was hailed by Tolendoski. Tolendoski sought aid when he was unable to revive his wife. The 19-year-old, bushy-haired packinghouse worker told police this story: He and his wife started to argue while Tolendoski was drinking beer Dana C. Smith at- torney and originator of the plan to provide Sen. Richard Nixon with an expense fund, hands out a statement at Pasa- dena, Calif., disclosing that 75 Southern California Republi- cans contributed a total of during the past two years. The statement revealed disbursements had been made for stationary, printing, travel, radio and TV expenses, postage, and other services. Revelation that Nixon, GOP vice presiden- tial candidate, had been re- ceiving the fund stirred up a heated controversy. (AP Wire- photo) St. Paul Wife, 17, Killed by Husband, 19 ST. PAUL A quarrel be- e early Sunday brought death to the a. m. Wednesday, when the body will be brought to the Finley home here. The Rochester Veterans of Foreign Wars post, of which Finley >ras a member, will have charge of graveside services. C-47 af Madison Crashes, 4 Killed Ike Set to Out Nixon Furor Full Report Planned by Californian Vice-Presidential Candidate Will Continue Tour By MORRIE LANDSBERG PORTLAND, Ore. UP) Sen. Richard Nixon, in the strongest sign yet that he will stay on as the Republican candidate for vice president, announced plans today for a dramatic radio-television re- port to the voters of America on his finances personal and politi- cal. The California senator, caught in a campaign squeeze by his expense fund, broke off his current Western trip temporarily to present his case before the peo- ple, either tomorrow or Wednes- day night. But he emphasized that he intends to resume the tour. "I informed Gen. Eisenhower last night in a telephone conver- Nixon referring to the plans, "and he agreed that that was the proper way to handle the situation." Likely to Remain It was immediately taken as a strong indication that Eisenhower has decided to stand by his young running mate. Nixon has contend- ed he used the for his fight against Communism and corrup- tion and not for personal profit. A reporter asked whether Nix- on's announcement "means you are "That means I intend to con- tinue the Nixon replied. sation of my told newsmen, radio-television Republican Presidential candidate Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, slopping at Jefferson City, Mo., Saturday, makes an important telephone call. It is supposed that the general's call was to his running mate, Sen. Richard Nixon, concerning the senator's "pri- vate expense fund" which was exposed earlier in the day. In his speech Saturday night in St. Louis, Ike said that "Nixon must prove himself clean as a hound's tooth, or "Does it mean you are remain- ing on the "I have no further he said. Stevenson Asks New Law to Replace T-H By RELMAN MORIN NEW YORK wi_Cheering delegates to the American "deration of Labor convention roared, pounded tables and yelled appioval today lhrough an he believed when Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson repeated his bebef that the Jait-jhe knQw wjlWn 4g hours Hartley Act should be scrapped. that time whether he will continue A jampacked audience in the hotel where the AFL is holding its 3S vice nominee. national convention interrupted General Talks With Nominee For 15 Minutes Senator Coming 'Clean as a Hound's Tooth' By JACK BELL ABOARD EISENHOWER TRAIN The pendulum appeared swing- ing toward Sen. Richard M. Nixon today after Gen, Dwight D. Eisen- hower talked to his vice presiden- tial running-mate by telephone last night. The Republican presidential nom- inee, off for a whistle-stop tour across Southern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and into Cincinnati to- nigln, called Nixon in Portland, Ore., about midnight from St. Louis. While the results of their con- versation were kept secret by Ei- senhower's aides, there were some indications that the general may decide to ride out the political fu- ror caused by Nixon's acceptance of an expense fund beyond his Sen- ate salary and allowances. Call Completed Press Secretary James Hagerty announced completion of the tele- phone csll put in by Eisenhower, the first direct communication be- tween the two Republican candi- dates since the presidential nom- inee was advised last Friday of the disclosures concerning the ex- pense fund. i Beyond saying that the two men i had talked for 15 minutes, Hagerty declined to answer any questions I about the conversation or to say when Eisenhower will decide wheth- er to keep Nixon on the ticket with him. I In Portland, Ore., where he was told Nixon said in his statement die- Stevenson for nearly a minute in a speed, on out through the country side toward the airport. Stevenson's morning had been a harried pressure upon him was increasing almost hourly, the pressure of telephone calls and visits by pilgrims to the mansion that had suddenly, since three days earlier when President Truman had renounced renomination, become a power center in the 1952 presiden- tial campaign. This was the first chance Stevenson had had in sev- eral days to get out of the man- sion and to spend some time with his boys. His time with them is (Continued on Page 13, Column S} ADLAI 1 ruman to Stop In Minneapolis hit her a few times and I kicked her a few times after we got outside. That's all I remem- he told police. "When I couldn't revive her, I went back to the clubhouse for help. But ev- eryone had gone home." MADISON, Force C47 transport plane, settling for a landing, struck a car on a highway bordering Truax Field, killing the four occupants of the vehicle. The plane, piloted by Lt. Col. S. J. Wicker, sliced off the top of the auto but landed safely. Killed were Clark Dickie, 58; his wife Elizabeth 52; their daughter Fay, 30, and Mrs. Dickie's mother, Mrs. Catherine Blank, 70, all of Milwaukee. tated to reporters: wild ovation. Wis. m- An Air "'On line'witiTmy conviction that Stevenson T the truth is the best answer both Peal of the law m a Labor Day I to a smear and to honest misun- speech at Detroit. But the AFL i derstanding, I intend to lay before session exploded with applause the American people all the facts when he voiceo the same senti- i concerning I ment today. the fund which was lused for political purposes, and in! They stopped the Democratic an unprecedented action I am go- j presidential candidate six times ing to present to the American people my entire personal finan- cial history from the time I en- tered political life." Donations Disclosed Disclosure of the donations by wealthy California supporters pro- WASHINGTON The White Adlai's Campaign Funds Investigated CHICAGO today I expense funds." began inquiring into handling of I Tn? Chicago Tribune, under a campaign funds in behalf of Gov. hf ding "Stevenson uses fund rais- ed for governor race, said Sun- day that "money raised in Illi- with laughter and applause in the first few moments of his speech. Cries of "pour it on, Steve" and "give it to 'em, Adlai" vollied down on the governor from all sides of the hall. U.N.Troops Knocked Off Korean Peak SEOUL, Korea Reds knocked U. N. troops off a the generai's telephone call to Nixon, the vice presidential can- didate's press secretary, Jamet Bassett, announced in Portland that he couldn't answer whether any decision had been made on keeping Nixon in the race. No Immediate Development! He told newsmen not to expect any immediate major devel- opments. The California senator said in a statement there that he will make I public quickly a rundown on "my North Korean i entire financial history." He pre- viously had charged that the ex- pense money revelations constitu- ted part of a "smear" against him rugged peak northeast of the Stevenson was introduced by j Punchbowl today as the Commu- voked Democratic charges that AFL President William Green, who I nists shjjted their ground assaults i by Communist sympathizers, his acceptance of the money while said, "there are many of us sitting jrom the western to the Eastern Eisenhower is Known to hav serving as a senator was-morally! in this hall today who believe he is Front wrong. And it brought demands for the next President of the United his resignation as the Republicans' States." choice for vice president. i Delegates jumped to their feet. Some Republicans feared other-! clapping and stamping, and hand- wise that it would cripple one of I fuls of torn paper were thrown in- rtpctrovprt imir Mirns-j i, t- c their major campaign attacks- j to the air to flutter down in front day, learned of the have de- clared that Nixon must come "clean as a hound's tooth" in fi- warpianes continued their. jf h h m Rpri main on the ticket. Hagerty declined to say why Ei- senhower had waited from last Fri- destroyed four MIC day and night pounding of Red fighter- against scandals in administration. The 39-year-old candidate, the Truman j of the rostrum. who Adlai E. Stevenson, Democratic presidential candidate. The Chicago Daily News, under House today made public the itin-ja headline saying "Adlai's aides erary for President Truman's 24- 'put bite' on said state .campaign tour. The schedule includes: Sept. Ar. Minneapolis-St. Paul, a. m. nois as a 'personal fund' for Gov. Stevenson in his bid for a second term as governor now is being used to pay for his campaign for the has charged an attempted smear I by left wingers over the fund, said he has arranged for a half-hour I radio-television broadcast from Los Angeles over both the CBS and NBC networks. It has not been de- to call Nixon. He couldn't say. Hagerty thundered! The air battles produced Amer- said, whether Eisenhower had j ica's 20th jet ace, Capt. Robinson I made any decision on the vital po- When Stevenson finished, another Fifth Air Force said, storm of applause through the hall. Stevenson stayed up until the j Risner of Oklahoma Stevenson's aides kept a list presidency, it was admitted last of more than business corpor- j njoht f (aliens and state suppliers who were solicited for campaign and Gov. Adlai Stevenson takes a ribbing about the state of his shoe soles from James Petrillo, president of the American Federa- tion of Musicians as the Democratic presidential nominee appears before the AFL convention in New York today. was re- cently shown with a hole worn through the sole of one of his shoes. The Democratic nominee told the labor convention that the Taft- Hartley Act is "spiteful" and that it must be repealed. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Stevenson was campaigning in New York and was not available immediately for comment. The Cincinnati Enquirer today, in a special story from Chicago, I reported that a "personal fund" 'raised by Illinois state employes to back Stevenson's governor race i was used for his presidential cam- Ipaign. The Chicago Daily News story quoted William J. McKinney, a for- mer state purchasing agent, who jsaid he compiled a monthly list 'of firms doing business with the state, and that copies of these lists were supplied to a former execu- tive assistant of Stevenson, now dead. James W. Mulroy, and George W. Mitchell, former state finance director. McKinney was quoted as saying "I know the list was used to put the tab on the boys for campaign contributions. Some vendors used to come to me and tell me how much they kicked in. They figured it would help them get business. "They told me of contributing amounts from S100 up to I never let these reported donations influence me in placing orders." McKinney was not available im- mediately for comment. Mitchell resigned his state post late in 1950. W. Donald Forsyth, former down- state Illinois manager of Steven- son's campaign for governor, said today that no part of the fund has been or will be used for his presi- dential campaign. will go on tomorrow or Wednesday night. Sen. Harry P. Cain and I litical matter. eariv hours work-1 raised the record September bag! "When there is a decision, I will ing on the speech of MIGs to 51 destroyed, three i let you know-when there are any It is important for two reasons: probably destroyed and 49 dam-' developments, I will let you know." The managers of the Democratic aged. Hagerty told reporters at an in- candidate for the presidency count! Maj Frederick C Blcsse top i conference oa on the AFL coming out with a ace in Korea with eight MIGs, i formal endorsement of Stevenson. says set the new record be here to accompany Nixon on his dorsed m-m trip through Washington, will take over the Californian's speaking schedule until he gets back on his campaign itinerary. The CIO already has formally en The press secretary said that .neither Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio i cause 'we have run into MIGs i nor Gov Thomas E Dewey of (almost every mission this month." York had been consulted di- iHe disclaimed knowledge of any i (Continued on Page 17, Column 8) IKE Nixon said he will resume the tour probably in Montana, where he was scheduled to speak next Wednesday. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Clearing and cooler tonight with light frost likely in low places. Tuesday gen- erally fair, not night 38 to 40, high Tuesday 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations' for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: New Law Needed Secondly, Stevenson told political "gimmick" designed to im- correspondents covering his the Sabre's performance, paign that some labor leaders' were not entirely satisfied with his first statement, delivered Labor Day in Cadillac Square, Detroit. At that time, he said: "We must have a new law, and my conclusion is that we can best remedy the defects of the present law (fart-Hartley) by scrapping it and starting over." In a news conference last week, the governor said "they didn't feel so cool. Low to- I had gone quite as far as they should like to have me go." He indicated that this was a matter of degree and not of substance. He did not identify the labor leaders. His Republican opponent for the Maximum 63; minimum, 44; noon. 61; precipitation, none. presidency, Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- Official observations for the 24 j hower. told the AFL convention hours ending at 12 m. today: I last Wednesday that he does not Maximum, 66: minimum, 44; i favor repeal of Taft-Hartley, but noon, 64; precipitation, .09; sun sees room for some "realistic" sets tonight at sun rises to- amendments, morrow at A t AIRPORT WEATHER Act snariea (CAA Observations) i He said he would not support Max. temp. 68 at noon Sunday, j "any amendments which weaken min. 43 at a.m. today. Noon the rights of working men and feet broken, women." ceiling wind 15 miles- per Stevenson, in Detroit, described hour from northwest, visibility 15! the Taft-Hartley Act as "a tangled miles, barometer 30.15, snarl of legal barbed wire, filled humidity 76 per cent. (Continued on Page 17, Column 6) Additional weather on Page 11. STEVENSON Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Richard Nixon, stand- ing, tells reporters of his decision to stay in the campaign in Port- land, Ore., late Sunday night. He said he would delay his Western tour and would fly to Los Angeles to present his case to the American people through a nation-wide radio and television broad- cast. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald)   

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