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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Partly Cloudy, Not- Much Change In Temperature VOLUME 52, NO. 212 BE SURETO SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, 1952 One Steel Railroad bridge was destroyed and another damaged by dynamite blasts Thursday on a short line which serves the struck Widen coal mine of the Elk Coal and Lumber Co., 50 miles from Charleston, W. V. The miners at the Widen mine have been on strike for over a month. The workers are members of an independent union. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Ike Out draws Adlai in Buffalo By JAMES DEVLIN ABOARD' EISENHOWER SPECIAL UK-Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- By DON wmittttAu ihower moved his campaign into Michigan today after a slashing at- EN ROUTE WITH STEVENSON I tack last night in Buffalo, N. Y., charging the Truman administration i__fVMr irtla! <5toupnsnn's irrmas- I Trim PpnderSaSt-tVDe bOSSlsm. ___ Stevenson Raps Ike Drive as 'Sly and Ugly By DON WHITEHEAD IjlN IXUU4--CJ VY1J.-I1 O1UV laai. 1115111. -i Adlai Stevenson's impas-1 with Tom Pendergast-type bossism sioned accusation that Dwight D. I Before his 18-car special train left Instate New York for the Mid- Eisenhower is deliberately condon-1 west, the Republican presidential nominee accused the administration ing a "sly and ugly campaign" j of bigotry of the kind once raised against him opened "a bitter new I against Democrat Alfred E. Smith. phase today in the stretch drive i Eisenhower was greeted in Buf- fer the presidency. jfalo Memorial Auditorium_ by howl- It looked like a savage and bare- ing cheers from an audience es- knuckle fight was the inevitable timated by Edward P. Hartnett ending for this hard-fought battle. Jr., auditorium director, at The Democratic candidate ripped persons, including standees. into Eisenhower last night in Cleve- Gov. Adlai Stevenson, the Dem- land with a speech in which he o-ticcandidate Pesident, defended the character testimony he gave for Alger Hiss, convicted e ve or er of perjury after denying lie gave j before State Department secrets to a Rus- in the same auditorium the night Auditorium Filled Hartnett said the auditorium was .an spy ring. _i filled an hour and a half before And Stevenson attacked GOP sOoke and thousands opponent and John Foster Dulles Republican foreign affairs adviser being even more vulnerable to criticism than he in the Hiss case. Eisenhower spoke and thousands were turned away. The crowd in the auditorium thundered its welcome for 3'A min- utes after Eisenhower, smiling, Truman Seeing Too Many Emergencies, Sen. Taff Believes By TOM BRADSHAW PHILADELPHIA un Sen. Robert A. Taft said last night i President Truman is attempting to! in the Associated Press Minnesota create a "sort of divine right of survey gave vote estimates for 53 ase. stepped to the rostrum. The crowd It was known that Stevenson and quieteci only when he raised his his advisers regarded the speech hands jn a piea f0r silence. oe rtno fVid TYlrtCt vital tVlP ii. ixnnlrn as one of the most vital of the entire one which possibly could make or break Stev- enson on the issue of Communism. Expects to Be Target In his combination of defense and attack, Stevenson voiced his con- viction he expects to be the target for a smear campaign in the next few that he considers Eisenhower responsible. He did not use the word "smear" in his address but he left no doubt of his meaning when he spoke to a wildly cheering crowd in the Cleveland Arena. His speech was televised to the nation by NBC in a. last-minute arrangement. It was later broad- cast by recording over the CBS and Mutual radio networks. With this speech behind him the most emotional in all his campaign- set out early this morning by train for a sweep through politically potent New York State with its big chunk of 45 elec- toral votes. His schedule called for 14 speech- es in 14 most intense barnstorming drive of his entire campaign. The towns and cities to be visited (Continued on Page 5, Column 1) STEVENSON Drought Damages Wheat in Kansas KANSAS CITY Prolonged drought is inflicting severe dam- age on the 1953 winter wheat in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. In Kansas, which has had the driest six months period on rec- ord, much of the 1953 wheat crop that has been seeded has not sprouted for lack of moisture. Fed- eral and state agricultural agen- cies reported that plants that have sprouted are beginning to die in some areas. The federal and state agricultur- al departments reported soil in the two-thirds of the state the driest in a decade. Wheat that has sprouted in the far northwest sections of Texas is at a standstill. Some farmers haven't even tried to plant their wheat which at this time of the year should be growing to survive the winter. Oklahoma farmers have planted their wheat in powder dry soil, hop- ing a soaking rain will come along to make a crop. Harold Sutton, president of the State Board of Agriculture, said, however, next year's crop is not necessarily hurt, if rain conies in the next two weeks. But it broke out frequently with cheers and the ringing of cowbells during his address, and at the end. Eisenhower declared the opposi- tion was tearing the nation's moral unity apart with "rabble rousing" tactics in a desperate attempt to keep control of the White House. The general aimed his fire prin- cipally at President Truman's ad- ministration, but also rapped Ste- venson in a newly stepped-up cam- paign against the Democratic nom- inee. "The candidate of the adminis- tration Eisenhower said, "has been taken over body, boots and britches by the administra- tion. Accepts Record "And now he goes down the line for the administration record. He (Continued on Page 17, Column 1} EISENHOWER Acheson Supports U. S. Demand for Quick Korea Peace UNITED NATIONS, N. Y (Kl Secretary of State Dean Acheson backs up U. S, demands for a just and speedy peace in Korea today with a speech American sources say will be the longest of his career. The U. S. secretary, his aides disclosed, would "open the whole book" on the deadlocked Korean truce negotiations, including secret high-level diplomatic efforts to end the fighting, in the General Assem- bly's powerful 60-nation Political Committee this afternoon. Acheson, scheduled as the first speaker, was expected to talk about three hours. Already before the committee was a resolution Acheson sub- mitted Thursday asking the As- sembly to endorse the armistice terms laid down by U. N. negotia- tors at Panmunjon and to urge the Communists to accept them. Britain and several other U. S. allies have promised to co-sponsor the resolution in the bitter fight expected on the committee floor. Acheson's revelations to the com- mittee are certain to touch off long and bitter replies from Russia's Andrei Y. Vishinsky and repeat- ed echoes from other Soviet bloc any formal ac- tion can be taken on the American resolution. Observers looked for the Communists also to throw in counter-resolutions. 50 Minnesota Editors See Ike Winning October Estimate Shows GOP Leading State by 6 Per Cent MINNEAPOLIS W) Minnesota editors believe that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower has a chance to become the first Republican can- didate for president since 1928 to j carry Minnesota. The combined mid-October esti- mate of 50 of them is that Eisen- hower will get about 53 per cent of the state's vote to 47 per cent for Gov. Adlai Stevenson, the Dem- ocratic nominee. Six weeks ago the editors put Minnesota in the doubtful column, with only a slight leaning toward Eisenhower. If the general does carry the state, he will be the first Repub- lican presidential candidate since Herbert Hoover to do so. And the result looked for by the editors would require a sharp shift from 1948, when President Truman won Minnesota by more than and Republican Thomas Dewey carried only 13 of the state's 87 counties. Editors Expect The editors also expected Sen. Edward J. Thye and Gov. C. Elmer Anderson, both Republicans, to be returned to office. They estimate that Thye will get 62 per cent of the vote to 38 per cent for William Carlson, the Dem- o c r a 11 c-Farmer-Labor nominee, and that Anderson will get 60 per cent to 40 per cent for his DFL opponent, Orville Freeman. In its last report on the presiden- tial race, in late September, the Minnesota Poll gave Eisenhower 53 per cent, with 41 per cent for Stevenson, six per cent undecided or for other candidates. The Min- nesota Poll, sponsored by the Min- neapolis Tribune, is a scientific sampling. In an Oct. 10 report, the Minne- sota Poll showed Thye with 61 per 'cent of the vote, Carlson 33, five per cent undecided and one per cent refusing to name a choice. The same report listed 63 per cent favoring Gov. Anderson, 32 per cent Freeman, four per cent unde- cided and one per cent refusing to name a choice. The 50 editors who participated Coal Industry t Appeal toTrumc Pat Nixon, wife of the Republican vice presi- dential candidate waves to a Minneapolis Armory crowd while her husband, center, hold-s up the arm of Gov. C. Elmer Anderson. About persons turned out to hear Nixon Thursday night. Nixon accused the Democratic administration of serious foreign policy errors. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) kings" in American politics with Adlai Stevenson, Democratic nom- inee for president, as his "true disciple." The Ohio senator, addressing a GOP rally on behalf of the candi- dacy of Dwight D, Eisenhower, to whom he lost the Republican pres- idential nomination last summer, said the President is trying to sur- round himself with an aura of in- fallibility. "Every once in a Taft said, "the President says 'I see an even when there is no emergency." Truman, Taft added, "started a war in Korea without authorization of Congress. He claims the right to send U. S. troops wherever in ftu world he and added: "Stevenson is a true disciple of the Truman philosophy." Taft said Stevenson's only appar- ent "measure against the Commu- nists is price He said he arrived at this conclusion from an analysis of Stevenson's argument that Soviet Russia largely deter- mines the American budget be- cause such a large percentage of it goes towards defense appro- priations. "But price control doesn't pre- vent Taft said. counties which cast 86 per cent of the vote for president in 1948. Included were the state's three largest counties, Hennepin, Ramsey and St. Louis. The editors' vote estimates were applied to the 1948 vote in their counties and the re- sults combined to get statewide estimates. Participating Papers Of the participating papers, 30 are Republican, four Democratic, and 15 independent. Thirty-five of dailies an'd 19 weeklies- are supporting Eisenhower. One daily and three weeklies are back- 'ing Stevenson. Ten editors who are supporting Eisenhower expect Stevenson to carry their counties. Twenty-four picked the general to carry counties Truman won in 1948. In revising their estimates from early September an almost equal numbers of editors saw each can- didate gaining. The larger gains were seen for Eisenhower. Twenty-two editors raised their Eisenhower percentages and 21 in- creased their estimates of the Ste- venson share of the vote. Five edi- tors who had expected Stevenson to carry their counties shifted to Eisenhower. Two revised their es- timates the other way. Convicted Woman's 2 Babies Flown To Red Wing muiiim <uiu, "auv. XIW.I.MI MUNICH, Germany W) A U. esident at a Republican campaign rally Thursday night. S. Air Force transport plane leaves jr Thg Californja senator, running mate with Gen. Dwight Eisenhower Truman Soft to Reefs, Nixon Tells Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS Richard Nixon lined up his sights on both President Truman and Gov. Adlai Stevenson, Democratic candidate for Bavaria Friday on a trip to the United States with the trip to the United States with the st tour ttat carried him across two baby daughters of Martha western Minnesota. Joan Wage, 19. She was convicted here of slaying her husband and their father. Mrs. Wage, a tall, frail blonde, tearfully.husged and kissed them goodbye today at a WAG barracks where she is confined, Diane, 18 months old, and Kath- leen, seven months, will be flown to Mrs. Wage's mother, Mrs. Guy Phernetton of Red Wing, Minn., who will take care of them until her daughter serves out her 2Vi year sentence. The children will be accompan- ied by two Air Force nurses. Mrs. Wage was convicted Oct. 9 of a charge of voluntary man- slaughter in the death of her Air Force husband. Staff Sgt. Dan P. Wage, 26, Baldwin, Wis. Baraboo Man Killed Near Sauk City SAUK CITY Crowe, 50, Baraboo, was killed Thursday when the car in which he was riding overturned off Highway 12, a mile east of here. The car was forced off the road when an auto it was trying to pass pulled out at the same time to pass another vehicle. Men Of The Crew turn away and stop up their ears as a 155-mm howitzer cuts away the night with a brilliant, booming blast, somewhere along the Korean front. The Department at Defense, releasing the picture in Washington today, gave no other identification as to time or place. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) GQp sp0ke before here in the finale of a whistle western Minnesota. Noting that President Truman is scheduled to visit Minnesota Tuesday, Nixon said: "The entire record and 'red her- ring' attitude of the President and U. S. State Department are such that if they had their way the traitor-spy Alger Hiss, would be free today and voting for the Tru- man candidate Nov. 4." On Stevenson, Nixon said the Illinois governor used "shockingly bad judgement" in making a de- position for Hiss during the letter's perjury trial. Can't Afford Mistakes "The United States at this criti- cal time simply cannot afford to have as President a person who makes such grave Nix- on said. Hiss currently is in prison for perjury in denying that he gave secrets to a Communist spy cour- ier. "While on the subject of com- munism and the administration failure to meet this global Nixon continued, "I again chal- lenge the President to answer these questions which thus far he has ignored while crying 'smear' to our citations of the record: "Wasn't Mr. Truman warned in 1945 by a 61-page confidential FBI report of the existence of a Com- munist ring that included AJger Hiss? "Wasn't it true that Mr. Truman failed to move against Hiss and even ordered the FBI to hamstring the Hiss investigation by the un- American Activities Committee? "Wasn't it true that Prime Min- ister McKenzie King of Canada warned Mr. Truman of the pre- sence atomic spies in the U. S. Actress Susan Peters, 31, Dead VISALIA, Calif. Su; be m. san Peters, whose fight against j dustry apparently saw little chance paralysis brought a living story j that tne board would overrule its of courage to Hollywood, lost her j own decision. in 1945, but that failed to act? the President Nixon said Stevenson never has expressed indignation over or ut- tered any criticism of Hiss's treachery to America. "We hear Nixon continued "that Stevenson claims we have 'smeared' him. The best and only answer, I have found, is the facts. These are the facts and I challenge Stevenson or his supporters to re- fute a single one: Knew Hiss "Stevenson knew Alger Hiss and was his friend for 18 years. He testified voluntarily that Hiss' reputation for loyalty, truthfulness and honor was good. "Stevenson came to the defense of Hiss after Hiss had been indicted by a federal grand jury for per- jury, after the 'pumpkin papers' had cast grave doubts on Hiss' reputation, and after the respon- sible press and members of Con- gress had reported charges reflect- ing on Hiss' loyalty." ig on niss wyaiiy. Nixon addressed an estimated was an adopted son, Timothy, 7 average of persons at each Miss Peters and actor Richard of the stops his train made Thurs- Qume were divorced m 1948. Moorhead, Breckenridge, I The actress was born Suzanne Morrii, Willmar and Litchfield. I Carnahan in Spokane, Wash. Susan Peters Willing to Pay Lewis Miners Increase Seek Approval Of President On Daily Hike By ROWLAND EVANS JR. WASHINGTON (Si The soft coal industry today was reported framing an" appeal to President Truman and Economic Stabilizer Roger Putnam to approve the S1.90 daily wage hike won by John L. Lewis, The nation-wide soft coal strike, now in its fifth day, followed a Wage Stabilization Board ruling last Saturday that only Sl.50 of the negotiated increase could be paid on grounds that any more would "damage" the stabilization program. The report that an appeal is under study came from an official who has been in close touch with all phases of the case but who asked not to be identified. A substantial portion of the struck industry was described as just as eager as Lewis to settle on the full wage increase and get production going again. An appeal to the President and Putnam, it was felt, would at least serve to remove the deadlocked situation from dead center. Air of Uneasiness An air of uneasiness prevailed in some mine areas. Violence flared in Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia yesterday. At Zanesville, 0., a non-union mine owner was forced from his car at gun point and slugged. His mine superintendent was fired on twice, and bis equipment set afire after he fled. Gunfire exchanged between seven miners of a non-union oper- ation at Oakwood, Va., and an un- identified group that attacked their cabin. No one was hurt. It was the second time this week that gua play occurred in the area. Dynamite blasts wrecked one I steel railroad bridge, and severely i damaged another belonging to a i struck coal company near Widen, W.Va. Earlier this week train crewmen reported they were fired on. Efforts to find a way out of the wage boost dilemma also were be- ing made by David L. Cole, new chief of the Federal Mediation Service. Cole, Lewis and Harry M. Moses, president of the Bituminous Coal Operators Association, con- ferred privately late yesterday afternoon. Precisely what they dis- cussed was not "learned but it looked like the first attempt by a government official to find some solution to the deadlock. Industry Lawyers Industry lawyers have spent the last few days in close scrutiny of the Defense Production Act, which contains the authority for price and wage controls. They were de- scribed as convinced that either Putnam, the overall administrator of the stabilization program, or the President could overrule the WSB. An appeal to the WSB itself would also be possible but the in- battle last night. The attractive 31-year-old, star, whose spinal cord was damaged in a hunting accident seven years The industry was described as not too hopeful that an appeal would be successful. Putnam has already praised the WSB, headed by Ha'rvard law Prof. Archibald ago, died while visiting her brother Cox, as "very courageous" in mat ing its cutback decision. But Tru- i man has not said a word, either In 1944 Susan was hailed as one j the WSB ruling or the strike. of filmdom's most promising ac-1 WSB has never been over- tresses, and her future looked bright. Then on New Year's Day, 1945, she went duck hunting with her husband. As she reached for her rifle, it accidentally discharged, sending a bullet through her stom- ach to lodge in her spine. After months of hospitalization, Susan went from the waist down. The doctors told her she'd spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Two years later she came back to star in a movie once this time as the crippled girl in "Sign of the Ram." She acted from her wheelchair, just as she did in the "Miss Susan" series for tele- vision she completed in Philadel- phia prior to coming here. Her death was attributed to com- plications arising from the 1945 ac- cident. The brother, Robert Carna- han, said her only other survivor ruled in the past but, at the end of last summer's sleel strike, the White House approved an increase in the price of steel nearly twice as high as that authorized by then Price Stabilizer Ellis Arnall. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Not much change in temperature. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 67; minimum, 35; noon, 62. precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wis. Central Observations) Max. temp. 64 at p. m. Thursday, min. 30 at a. m. today. Noon thin and scattered at feet. Visi- bility 8 miles, wind 5 miles per hour from east, barometer 30.10, falling; humidity 62 per cent.