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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              VOJB RIGHT TO KNOW Fair, Warmer Tonight and Wednesday National Newspaper Waek VOLUME 52, NO. 197 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 7, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES World Series Line Score YANKS 1 2 3 DODGERS 1 2 3 City Budget At Details on Page 15. Ike Is Ignoring Adlai for Feud With President By DON WHITEHEAD ABOARD EISENHOWER SPECIAL Dwight D. Eisen- hower was virtually ignoring Adlai Stevenson today to feud with Presi- dent Truman over which party would do the most for the Pacific Northwest in water power development. The GOP candidate drew a bead on Truman as his prime target of TODAY Tough Little Guy Enjoys Campaign By JOSEPH ALSOP ABOARD THE PRESIDENT'S fiction." CAMPAIGN TRAIN S, Truman has set out to nail Gen. ridicule and scorn while pushing through Washington into Oregon on his 28-state transcontinental drive. His schedule during the day called for him to make talks at seven cities and towns in Wash- ington and the major speech at Portland, Ore., at p. m. The talks were scheduled for Tacoma, Centralia and Vancouver. Wash., and Port- land, Salem, Albany and Eugene, Ore. Stops at Seattle Last night in Seattle, Eisenhower referred to Truman as "an expert in political demagoguery" giving the people "a course in nonsense .....And he called the Tru- Dwight D. Eisenhower to a lot of hard, uncomfortable issues. He is enjoying his self-imposed assign- ment as he has seemed to enjoy very little else in his term as President. And judging by the re- Arrow Locates White Horse Mountain and Arrowhead Ridge which bore the brunt of the Red attack in Korea this morning. The Reds were in possession of White Horse Mountain at noon and were eyeing Seoul, 45 miles to the south. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Reds Breach Heights Guarding Seoul Road By STAN CARTER SEOUL big push by Chinese Communists, which over- ran seven Allied hill positions in the first onset, early Wednesday that "the federal government must do everything for us and to us." The crowd of some that jammed Truman Told Chances Dim In Colorado President Invades State in Quest Of Stevenson Votes By ERNEST B. VACCARO ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN President Truman was told that the Democrats face an uphill bat- tle in Colorado as he intensified his campaigning today for that state's six electoral votes. Key Democratic officials told reporters they are counting on the President's "give-'em-hell" presen- tation of the issues to trainside crowds not only to stir up interest among the voters but to lay down the issues for candidates within the states. Moving into Colorado last night, Truman told a crowd at Rifle that his present tour is "only the be- ginning" and that a lot more of the Republicans "will be worried before I finish reading the terrible Republican record to the Ameri- can people from one end of the country to the other." Presence Needed Party officials who climbed Appropriations Cut But Tax Boost Is Inevitable City Budget Figures cheered the Civic Ice Arena lustily. Eisenhower beamed. An additional per- action of his large "audiences here sons were seated in a high school in the northwest, he may make a j football stadium nearby, listening deal of trouble for the Re- i to the speech through loud speak- (j u i u I ran seven rtuieu mi regime a _ whole-hog j breached defenses of one of two heights guarding the road to Seoul. ernment operating on the theory Confused rcports from the front some 50 miles north of this Korean I capital said was made on White Horse Mountain and Allied counterattacks were trying aboard the presidential campaign to seal off the breach. i appeared to be letting good publicans before he is finished. Such is the shortest way to sum- marize the impression conveyed by the Truman whistle-stop tour thus far. As a political phenome- non, the thing has to be seen to be believed. For nearly a week now, the same remarkable scene has re- peated itself in the little towns of northern Montana and Washington state. At each small depot, there The crowd cheered again when Eisenhower said of Truman's at- tacks against him and the Repub- licans: "You have been conducted through an underworld of imag- inary devils." Has Own Ideas He went on to outline his own ideas about the development of Western resources which he said js an astonishingly large, genial W0uld mean "the full use of private and prosperous looking j resources plus a local-state-federal tow-headed kids in plaid shirts j partnership" in reclamation pro- mingling with more solemn eld-1 grams. ers; smartly turned out members i }je turned thumbs down on a of the local volunteer sheriff's j federally controlled Columbia Val- ley authority which would be sim- ilar to the Tennessee Valley Au- thority. "The present administration's an-, swer to further resource develop- he said, "is the valley authority, a kind of super-govern- ment blue-printed in Washington, B. C., and manned from there. You don't need more super gov- ernment." And then he referred to the "whole-hoggers who want a Col- umbia Valley authority, a Brannan Plan, and socialized medicine." Rather than a federal Columbia Valley authority, Eisenhower ar- gued, there should be a "new inter- state body" in which state mem- bers would have equal authority with federal members in working out navigation and flood control programs. Eisenhower jabbed at those he posses making their horses prance on the outskirts; and in the fore- ground, an elaborately costumed high school band or choir. Warm and Affectionate Perhaps the people are good- tempered because the air is bet- ter than all the diamonds on Fifth Avenue, and because this has been a good year. At any rate, the re- sponse is always warm and even affectionate when the brisk and smiling President makes his ap- pearance, looking like an unusual- ly benevolent and successful den- izen of Main Street. Since the Pres- ident announced his decision to re- tire, the people out this way seem to have forgotten whatever they may have held against him in the past. If the crowd reactions mean anything, the crowds now regard Truman as a nice little guy. What the President has said, at Havre, at Cutbank. at Shelby, at Whitefish, and all the other towns along his route, has not varied greatly from what he said in 1948. There arc the same (Continued on Paqe 5, Column 4.) ALSOPS Blue Earth Board Invites Humphrey MANKATO, Minn. The Blue Earth County draft board No. 1 is asking Sen. Humphrey (D-Minn.) to attend its next meeting Oct. 20. Earlier, the board members had protested to the senator what they termed "the use of government funds to influence our decisions." The board claimed Humphrey had sent a man under its jurisdic- tion a telegram indicating the man would obtain a military commission if the board "held oft" on his case for a few days. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and warmer tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 36, high Wednesday 62. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Alaximum, 46; minimum, 30; noon, 46; precipitation, trace of snow; sun sets tonignt at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. temp. 45 at a.m. to- day, min. 27 at a.m. today. Noon readings clouds broken at feet and scattered at feet. Wind three miles per hour from west. Visibility 15 miles. Barometer 30.36, steady. Humidity 82 per cent. Mrs. Mike Holm Challenged on Use of Name ST. PAUL W) Mrs. Mike Holm was under a Supreme Court order to show cause why she should not use the name "Virginia Holm" in her quest for election as secretary of state at the Nov. 4 general elec- tion. The order was issued late Mon- day after Koscie Marsh, Demo- cratic-Farmer-Labor nominee for the post, charged that using the name "Mrs. Mike Holm would give her an undue advantage with voters and cause untold and ir- reparable damage to the affiant." Mrs. Holm, widow of the -late secretary of state, was appointed to succeed her husband by Gover- nor Anderson after winning the Re- publican nomination in the Sept. 9 primary. Marsh, in his affidavit, said he had personally inspected records in the St. Paul city voter regis- tration bureau, where Mrs. Holm had signed herself "Mrs. Virginia Retta Holm." "She is a widow, not a married woman, and consequently has not the right to use her late husband's the affidavit said. The DFL nominee further pointed out that, under an attorney general's opinion, Mrs. Holm is required to sign her legal name, "Virginia to all stale documents re- train at Grand Junction, Colo., this reporter that they on the White Horse posi- Fair 1uiring her signature. "the sly apostles ui raui Dealism." And he studded his "The voters have a right to know speech with references to "whole-1 for whom they're voting, Marsh hog" government. concluded. j "By deliberate he said, j government) seeks to j o j freeze out the initiative and ener- J In gies of local, state and private I agencies, whenever it thinks that j they are doing anything that in- fringes upon the swelling federal i empire. Thus, the whole-hog n.en tality proceeds toward the creation of a more extensive and stifling monopoly than our country has ever seen." Air Possibly 400 or 500 Chinese Com- tu f, munist troops cut through the peri- They said the fact that the Re- meter of the hill's defenses, the I publican presidential nominee front reoorts said i made his headquarters at Denver, front reports said and .g home gtate Qf his wife, is one of the factors the Allied warplanes roared over the front today, hitting the Red lines. Pilots said destroyed two Red tanks and about 80 bunkers. One Allied outfit fought and died to the last man in defending a vital hill. The number of men, not large, was with- held. A front-line Allied officer indi- cated the. Reds may have been seeking a weak point where their troops and tanks could through to the south. Had pour they succeeded, he said, they might have cut off the entire Seoul area. Democrats have to overcome in this state. Truman promised to hit hard at the Republican record on both for- talks today at Malta, Salida, Canon City, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Li- mon, Denver and Akron. Principal emphasis will be placed on the speech at Colorado Springs at p.m. where Truman will spend an hour, and at Denver at p.m. At Glenwood Springs The presidential special stopped 1952-53 1953-54 GENERAL Salaries Printing, stationery City Hall Elections................................... Municipal Court City scales Engineering Health Streets Treasury 250 "Street lighting New street lights Armory..................'.................. 850 Weed inspection 625 Contingent Garbage disposal 13.860 Municipal garage 10.500 250 850 625 East Burns road River dike Ditch cleaning Federal housing Street widening Veterans center Assessor Less receipts Less reserve Plus uncollected taxes 38.540 Totafgeneral fund BOND FUND FIRE FUND POLICE FUND PARK FUND LIBRARY FUND FIRE RELIEF POLICE RELIEF BATH FUND BAND FUND 6.150 Total Council and boards SCHOOL GENERAL FUND SCHOOL BUILDING FUND Total city Wave after wave of fanatical the night Monday at Glenwood Chinese began hitting the Western and Central Fronts last night. The biggest force, nearly 6.000 men, ran straight into an Allied trap and was badly mauled. The main Red blow hit White PHILADELPHIA men were killed and three others in- jured early today when an Air Force C47 crashed in a swamp near Northeast Philadelphia air- port Identification withheld. of the crew was Horse Mountain and Arrowhead Ridge, two Allied-held hills near Chorwoa. The Reds opened the floodgates of a reservoir in an un- successful effort to cut off Allied reinforcement. Warned of Attack Lt. William D. Lansford of Los Angeles said the Allies knew the attack was imminent when the Yokkok river, which circles both hills, began to rise. That meant the Reds had opened the floodgates of Pongnae Reser- voir. But the Allies had prepared for that by fixing rock fords, cable crossings and a helicopter landing strip. Knowing the attack was coming, the Allies brought up fresh troops, tanks and big guns. When the Chinese attacked they were met with a blistering barrage of fire. Between 800 and 900 Reds were killed at White Horse alone. An- other 250 died at Arrowhead Ridge. Associated Press correspondent (Continued on Page 7, Column 3.) KOREA Springs, Colo., where the Presi- dent, in a speech, declared the proposed Colorado River 'storage project will "bring electric power and new and bigger industries to this area." Before the project is ultimately approved, he warned, it has to have a White House okay and Adlai Stevenson's decision "won't be dictated by the private power lobby." And in another fling at Repub- lican nominee Dwight D. Eisen- Eisenhower Giving Comfort to Russia, Stevenson Charges By JACK BELL SAGINAW, Mich. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois today ac- cused Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower of giving "comfort" to Soviet Rus- sia by labeling American prosperity as war-born. ____ Stevenson, the Democratic presidential nominee, said in an ad- hower, he declared: "And that's jress prepared for the opening of a five-day campaign tour here that a lot more than I can say for the Republican candidate." "If you want that upper Colorado storage project you had better vote he added. P King Jury Hears Six, May Call Dozen Others ST. PAUL a score more witnesses remain to be heard after six appeared Monday before the Ramsey County grand jury studying the Stafford King bribery case. King, present state auditor, was himself called to give his version of the bribe he alleges he was offered to withdraw from the Minnesota gubernatorial contest before the Sept. 9 primary. He was beaten for the Republican nomination by Gov. Anderson. In addition to King, those closet- ed with the jury Monday adding: Gideon Seymour, executive editor I "Our economy is a war economy, of the Minneapolis Star and Tri- prosperity is a war prosper- bune; Totten P. Heffelfinger, Min- lty-" there is no greater disservice the Republican candidate could do America in its world role than to suggest that our economic strength at home is a war prosperity." "When the general speaks of our prosperity as being war-born, who can gain comfort except the So- viets, who shout to the world that we have undertaken our defense program, not to insure peace, but! to prevent a depression at home by waging war the Illi- nois governor demanded. He add- ed: "We expect this kind of talk from irresponsibles and isolation- ists, but not from a man who was formerly looked upon as an under- standing leader in world affairs." Stevenson, scheduled to arrive here by air about noon from Springfield, 111., thus prepared to take the offensive against his op- ponent, busily campaigning in the Pacific Northwest. Eisenhower's" statement on which Stevenson teed off was made in several speeches. At Philadelphia on Sept. 4, the general declared that "today our initiative, imag- ination and productive system are once more tied and shackled to war and the prospect of When The Reds in Korea began hitting back at rocket launching batteries guided.by smoke dust trails, the Marines devised this helicopter operation. The battery is fired then flown to an- other spot. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) grain man; William S. Moscrip, president of the St. Paul Association of Commerce: John Meader, deputy state auditor, and Marilyn Roche, King's secretary. The grand jury was told by a St. Paul attorney today about a meet- ing in a St. Paul hotel at which it was suggested to King that he withdraw. Robert Leach said King was ask- ed at that time to quit the primary race and also disclosed that the auditor had agreed to consider the proposal. Asked if any inducements were offered to King for quitting the race, Leach replied: "Heavens, no." Not so, said Stevenson. Instead, he contended that "our high stand- ard of living has been maintained since the Korean outbreak, not be- cause of the defense program but .in spite of it." 1 Stevenson's prepared Saginaw speech was only a preliminary to a major address he has scheduled tonight in Detroit on all phases of the Communist and external. The Detroit speech was billed as the climax of an afternoon of motorcade campaigning through Ypsilanti, Wayne, Wyandotte, Ecorsa and River Rouge in the (Continued on Page 13, Column 3.) EISENHOWER Another Potato Shortage Seen By Next Spring WASHINGTON (PI There may be another potato shortage next spring, the Agriculture Depart- ment said today. Basing its outlook on the Sept. 1 crop report, the department said for 1953 as a whole, however, farm- ers probably will produce more potatoes and other fresh market crops than in 1952 if the weather is average or better. It added that supply and demand prospects indicate prices will aver- age slightly below this year's levels. A seasonal drop in potato prices is expected when the 1952 late crop begins to move in volume, the re- port added. Next year's production of truck crops may be larger than this year when unfavorable weather in some areas reduced the yields, causing alternate periods of glut and scarcity and sharp price var- iations, the department said. Because of relatively high prices received for most truck crops in the last two years, the department predicted growers likely will at- tempt to produce at least as large a volume as this year and in that event grower and consumer prices probably will average a little lower than in 1952. The department said prices for canned and frozen vegetables from now until mid-1953 are expected to remain generaEy near present levels. Favorite Projects 'Out the Window' For Time Being By ADOLPH BREMER Republican-Herald City Editor Aldermen adopted a tax budget Monday night that will help boost the 1953 tax bill in Winona about 12 per cent. That is considerably less than the originally proposed tax budget, calling for a 25 per cent hike, and aldermen accomplished the reduc- tion mainly only by using money 'that was appropriated for other purposes in recent years. Out the window in the all-out ef- fort to keep the taxes down in 1953: River terminal construc- tion, In 1949 taxpayers paid for this project: about two years later, half of it went for unbudgeted salary increases. Latsch Island small-boat harbor construction, The sum of was appro- priated in 1949 for harbors, part of which was spent for the East End boat harbor. Athletic Park improve- ment, This was built up in three appropriations, 1950-52. Levee wall repair, S25.000. This was established by suc- cessive appropriations. Storm sewer construction, accumulated similarily. These designated items in the general fund, totaling will be wiped out, one way or another, by the end of the next fiscal year in April, 1954. To arrive at its tax budget the Council did some complicated fig- uring. 1. It took the refund from the Minnesota Disaster Relief Com- mission and the total it hopes to have in its Dike Fund and credited it as a reserve in its tax budget. Actually that money is considered as a payment on the bill for the construction of the Crooked Slough dike, leaving on taxes, so to speak. 2. That left aldermen with the problem of replenishing the general fund for losses resulting from the expenditure of for fighting the April flood. The question: Whether to reappropriate for such future projects as the terminal and small-boat harbor. Aldermen decided they'd kiss their favorite projects goodbye and keep the taxes down. They just wrote the projects off the list of intended improvements by deciding they had spent the money for another purpose: Fight- ing the April flood. The project funds, totaling 000, fall into two categories, ac- cording to the Council's compli- cated budget figuring. That's be- cause aldermen decided that of the in the general fund for storm sewers, should be considered as having been used for the flood fight; the remaining is to be used to make up the impending deficit in the street department budget. At any rate, when aldermen had added, subtracted and multiplied, they found that the tax budget called for appropriations of 448.36 for the Council and its boards. That's the highest in his- tory and a 28 per cent increase over the budget for the current year. In addition, there's a ap- propriation for the Board of Educa- tion funds, to make a grand total of about over a year ago. But taxpayers are concerned about the entire tax bill levied against real and personal property in the city: 1952-53 1953-54 Stite County School City Special at- seisments Salary Increase Principal budget actions by the Council Monday night: Allowed sufficient sums in the various funds to provide up to a a month salary increase per man next May 1. The fire and po- lice budgets had allowed up to Halved the appropria- tion for street widening, permit- ting widening of one and, perhaps, two blocks immediately south of East Broadway on Mankato Ave- nue. Discussed the possibility of fi- nancing some improvements next year by a bond issue or long-term certificates of indebtedness, both of which would require action by the Minnesota Legislature. Early in the evening the possibility of a bond issue for dike construction was strongly favored by such al- dermen as First Ward Alderman (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) BUDGET   

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