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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Saturday; Temperature Same BESURETO VOLUME 52, NO. 218 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 31, 1952 TWENTY PAGES Ike Assails Super-Smear, Flays Shocking Campaign Prepares for Windup in Quest Of Presidency By R ELM AN MORIN EN ROUTE WITH EISENHOW- ER Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow- 'Top-to-Bottom' Probe Begins In Federal Deal Inquiry Concerns 5% Fee to 3 Men On Tungsten Buy Ey WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON UPi A "top-to- bottom" investigation was under- way today into a government deal to buy nine million dollars of tung- er headed for Chicago by plane.to-l sten, already the center of a politi- day after three hard-driving days cal storm causing rough words on Uproar Over Van Fleet Move to Pull Out Gl's Mrs. Crosby Still in'Coma m VnrV wViPi-p hp York where he in in a climactic speech, the Democrats him both sides of Atlantic. Defense Materials Administrator Jess who signed the con- with i tract and then canceled it as chief j buyer of critical'goods for the gov- are trying to destroy a super-smear. u v. __ 0-- "They have made wild charges toilTa "news 'conference Dwight D. Eisenhower waves from the plane ramp as he pre- pared to take off from La Guardia Field in New York this morn- ing for Chicago. The GOP presidential candidate, who has been campaigning for three days in the New York area, made a whirl- wind motorcade tour of Chicago this afternoon, climaxed by a major speech tonight in Chicago Stadium. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) TODAY Warmth of II Ike Wins Support By STEWART ALSOP Heim Sentencing Delayed by Judge MINNEAPOLIS W) Sentencing of Dr. Russell R. Heim, Hennepin ___ ___ j County coroner convicted of federal effort in the New York area. spread vile rumors, and played fast and loose with the he said. "They are determined to destroy me; to destroy my life-long friend- ships, my reputation, my spirit. "This has been some campaign! It has been shocking." Eisenhower hurled these charges last night at a rip-roaring GOP rally in Madison Square Garden. The Democrats turned their fire on him, personally, Eisenhower said, when they failed to prevent the unification he claims has taken place in the Republican party. He said he wasn't greatly perturbed on any personal basis. Poison Pen Artists Recalling that the late Nazi prop- agandists, Joseph Goebbels and Julius Streicher, and more re- cently, the Russian "poison pen artists" have attacked him, the general grinned: "I have been worked over by experts." He closed by reasserting: "I have made no deals in this campaign. "No one has a claim on me. "No one has a promise from me. "No one has captured me. "I am my own man." The great arena was jammed. Edward Miller, head of the sec- urity forces for the building, fixed the attendance at Gov. Adlai Stevenson, the Dem- ocratic candidate, also filled the hall two nights earlier. Which of the two drew greater attendance could not be determined, since there were unknown numbers of. standees to hear both candidates. This was Eisenhower's blue chip j narcotics law violations, today was postponed unil a. m. Nov. 10. Judge Gunnar H. Nordbye, who originally planned to sentence He spent three days this week in or near New York City, cam- paigning from morning until night. He worked a 13-hour sched- which I am not satisfied." He de- clined to elaborate. GEN EISENHOWER'S I Attorneys for Heim, who was CAMPAIGN PARTY-Little things convicted by a jury on 229 counts i of an indictment charging Heim today" said "there are some'jule and sometimes longer. And he matters relating to the case with threw hisifuUenergy_mtc.the drive sometimes have meanings. This reporter, who has been watch- of the federal narcotics act, were It all came to a colorful, noisy, and well-staged climax in the Gar- den, Roar of Applause For more than four hours before appeared, figures, singers, dancers, ur, prepared to appeal. Heim s bond j leaders-and more than n flfin mic- nnntimiarl until i _ _ r ing Gen. Eisenhower in the last j of was continued until Nov. lap of the campaign, therefore begs j 10 pardon for beginning with whati probably seems like a little thing. The locale was the black and for- bidding coal-mining region of Penn- sylvania, through which Gen. Ei- senhower was boldly campaigning as though there were no such per- _ son as John L. Lewis. The point of Of an Air Force staff sergeant j Body of Air Force Sergeant Found SAN FRANCISCO The body j ._ I candidate in 1948. 20 women from various walks of across the stage. Finally, Eisenhower went before the television cameras, accompan- ied by a deafening roar of ap- plause, and began his speech. He quickly hit one of his main themes, recalling that some Dem- ocrats wanted him to be the party That gave him the opportunity vantage was the photographer's Rock Rapids, Ia.. Was found th- oDDosition waited hi cnri- nf cnpprt tnmhril Hmvntnwn hotel to sy opposition wanted mm downtown fae the man {0 defend govern- I mental corruption, excuse their Police identified the man as Ar- of Communists, and apol- thur E. Hartung, 26, and listed j ogjze for their vacillating policies." -_ He agked. could they dare ink I their Yet, Eisenhower said, he is the Great Falls, Mont., air base, where I sarne man now as he was four Hartung had been stationed, and to i years ago. He said he has not a brother, William J. Hartung, of j changed, and he is nobody's "cap- Rock Rapids. sort of high speed tumbril Thursday in a which travels immediately ahead j room of the candidate's car, and affords a chilly but complete view of both candidate and crowds. Eisenhower was traversing the heavily Demo- cratic, heavily unionized, grimly dingy suburbs of Pittsburgh. On this "south side" of Pitts- burgh, one had only to look ahead to see the indifference and even hostility of the people. They were silent. They were almost sullen, until Eisenhower's open car drew abreast of them. Human Warmth Then, suddenly, there would be the general, sitting up on the back of the rear seat, waving both arms in his odd, by-nnv-nationally fam- iliar gesture. He almost visibly radiated his incandescent human warmth. Everything about him seemed to say, "I like these peo- ple." And they, perhaps rather re- luctantly, plainly decided they liked him, bursting into cheers and clap- ping him in the most unexpected and almost unintentional manner as his car passed by. For a leader, this quality of warmth, which Eisenhower posses- ses in greater degree than any re- cent presidential candidate except the two Roosevelts, is a vitally im- portant qua'ity. It is a quality that costs a there were no crowds the general would slump into his seat in terrible tiredness. But a man who has this quality and uses it wisely and well, can count on securing a strong national res- ponse in hard times when a strong response is needed. Other Signs The very fact that Eisenhower's warmth has shone out more and more strongly with each passing week of the campaign, can be tak- en to mean that he is more and more at ease among the complex- ities of civil leadership. For Eisen- hower's bafflement at these com- plexities was what dimmed out his whole personality in the first un- bappy period of seeming failure. There are other such signs. Much has been made of Gen. Eisenhow- er's so-called embrace of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. The idea has (Continued on Page 4, Column 5} ALSOPS him as an apparent suicide. Notes asked that notification be sent to the personnel officer at 1 live." yesterday he is heading the inves- tigation. Larsen said one thing he wants cleared up is why he was not given an unsigned letter-contract which disclosed that the tungsten deal involved a 5 per cent fee to three men. One of the three, Col. Lawrence Westbrook, was fired Wednesday night as a Democratic National Committee official. Democratic Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell ord- ered the dismissal after a New York Herald Tribune" story called the case "the biggest 5 per center deal ever exposed in Washington." No Evidence Found Larsen said he has found no evi- dence thus far of "wrongdoing or influence" in his agencies in con- nection with the contract for tung- sten, a scarce metal used in steel production. He said he will publish all findings and, if there appears to be wrongdoing, will refer it to the Justice Department, Westbrook, a research and devel- opment engineer and former Army man, had been the Democratic committee's liaison with members of Congress since last Jan. 5. Re- cently BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. UP) Crooner Bing Crosby's wife, Dixie Lee, 40, continued in a coma today j with no change in her condition.' In poor health for several years, she was stricken gravely ill last Sunday. Her physician says there's little hope of her recovery. No Rain Seen; Forest Fires Nation Sweep By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A mass of dry air covered the Eastern half of the nation again today, (Friday) indicating no im- mediate rain to halt the ever- spreading fires which are burning over millions of acres of wooded areas. Damage from the flames in j more than a score of states mount- ed into the millions of dollars. The situation in some areas was re- garded as serious. Flames from grassland and brush fires were re- ported in several cities. Smoke Over Fire Belt Heavy palls of smoke hung over many areas in the fire belt east of-the Mississippi. Much of Okla- homa was covered with a haze of smoke and dust Thursday. The U. S. Weather Bureau had no immediate hope of a heavy general rainfall over the fire- stricken regions. Many states have had only little rain in the last two months. The only .early. Friday was light showers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Wash- ington. No serious fires have been reported in Western states. Mild weather was reported over of the country with tempera- tures a little below seasonal levels east of the Appalachians. Millions in Damage Damage from the fires in several states were estimated at more than a million dollars each, with Louis- iana reporting damages to forests I at two million. The worst fires in Mrs. Mary Langlois, 97, International Falls' oldest citizen, marks, her absentee voter's ballot in advance of Tuesday's general election. Although confined to her home, she refused to be kept from voting. She wouldn't say how she marked her ballot, but ad- mitted leaning toward the Democratic ticket. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Col. Lawrence Westbrook the Texas state campaign for the Democratic national ticket. Westbrook told the Herald Tri- bune from Dallas he had done noth- ing wrong. He blamed the contract cancellation on an international group which he said wanted to sell strategic materials to the United States at a higher price than his client, a Portuguese firm called Companhia Atlantica. His Rival Group One member of this rival group, Westbrook said, was Brig. Gen. Tom B, Wilson, European director of the Defense Materials Procure- ment Agency headed by Larson. In London, Wilson issued a state- ment last night saying Westbrook "has talked himself into a law suit." The statement said in part: "I have been informed that I have been mentioned in a state- ment given to the American press by an individual named' Westbrook as having been associated with an 'international gang' formed for the purpose of electing Gen. Eisenhow- er and cashing in on the United States government- program for procuring strategic and critical materials. "The charge is a vicious and unmitigated lie." Wilson said he does not know Westbrook and has "no stake what- ever in the outcome of the pending elections." Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Republican candidate for president, said in a speech at New York City yesterday that the case is the "sort of crookedness (that) goes on and on in Washington." "They had to fire him because someone caught up with Eisenhower said of Westbrook. Larson expressed "utmost faith" in Wilson, but added that the in- vestigation would include Wilson's activities. Larson said the contract was canceled last Monday after Wilson relayed word from a re- liable firm that Companhia Atlan- tica was seeking to buy tungsten on the open market and resell it to the U. S. at a higher price. This, Larson said, violated terms of the contract, in effect since Sept. 11 and signed by Westbrook on be- half of the Portuguese company. Even so, Larson added, he would have .canceled it anyway if he had known any fee was involved. In Dallas yesterday, Westbrook denied using or attempting to use his committee position to influence award of the contract. He said in a itatement: by Michael Seyfrit, state director of public safety. Seyfrit told the insurgents, who had been bottled up in the prison's east cell block since Monday, that unless they surrendered heavily- FT, armed state troopers would cut history have swept Tennessee gh tne cell house doors with woodlands and officials have not) and whatever force estimated Jhe damage. Injllinois, j necessary to restore order." After releasing their hostages, the 339 convicts marched back to their cells. The convicts, who had been Gov. Adlai Stevenson, left, walks through open door to Menard Prison compound, at Chester, 111., as an unidentified state police captain holds door after arrival today. The governor cut short his campaign tour in order to help settle the riot at the prison. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Convicts End Riot As Adlai rnves By DON WHITEHEAD CHESTER, 111. ended their four-day rebellion at Menard State Prison today and released their seven hostages before Gov. Adlai Stevenson carried out plans for making a personal appeal to them. The'rebel convicts capitulated after an ultimatum was delivered Indiana and Mississippi, the dam- age soared to an estimated one i million in each state. In Missouri, several farm houses were destroyed near Clinton Thurs-1 bottled up in the cell house since day by a field fire. In Joplin, a j Monday, hesitated momentarily, grass fire destroyed several homes, and other buildings and threatened 150 other homes. In Midwest MINNEAPOLIS (ffl e a v y consumer buying is building up a healthy business tempo in the Mid- west, the Ninth Federal Reserve Bank reported today. I Sole exception, the survey noted, I was in passenger car and truck sales which were below this period i of last year, largely because of I the recent steel strike. i Department store sales for the area were up six per cent from last year in October's first week; 17 per cent in the second week and 13 per cent for the week ending Oct. 18. The report gave some credit for the spurt to promotional sales. The district includes Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana, Upper Michigan and Northwestern Wis- consin, Allies Fight to Retake Triangle Hill in Rainfall By MILO FARNETI SEOUL OPi United Nations troops struggled toward the crest of Triangle Hill in a cold, slashing rain today after twice losing the vital Korean Central Front position to Chinese human wave assaults. as he stood at the j AP Correspondent John Ran- then an unidentified state police captain got tough. Release Ordered "Release those guards and do it he shouted to the entrance of the cell block. "Other- wise we are coming in. And it won't be funny if we come in." After releasing their hostages un- harmed, the 339 convicts marched back to their cells. The guards were haggard and hungry. Two of them had to be helped by guards on the outside. They had not eaten since they had been taken captive at p. m. (CST) Monday. Visibly tired from his president- ial campaign which he had inter- rupted to come here, Stevenson had gone into the drab prison yard only a few minutes before. Later Stevenson said in an inter- view, "It was my personal deci- sion" to make the ultimatum. He explained that other state officials actually delivered the ultimatum. Exactly 90 minutes after he had walked into the prison yard Ste- venson had completed his mission. He left by car for Scott Air Force Base (III.) near St. Louis. From there, he was to fly to La Guardia (Continued on Page 17, Column 1) STEVENSON Oscar Lund Loses State GOP Support ST. PAUL Anderson and the Republican state campaign committee Thursday night withdrew their support from the can- didacy of Oscar Lund for the Railroad and Warehouse Commission in Tuesday's election. Lund was convicted on a drunken driving charge in absentia earlier this week by Justice of the Peace C. 0, Brown.at Forest Lake. The justice, however, agreed to reopen the case ar.d permit Lund to appear for a hearing on Nov. 6, two days after the election. Before deciding to rehear the dolph reported from the front that Red machine gun fire stalled the secoiid Allied counter-thrust in mid- afternoon about 15C vards from the muddy crest. "The assault troops were hop- ing to find elements of two units that were isolated in the early morning attack and had disap- peared behind the Chinese Randolph said. "An American officer at the scene said that only the utmost heroism of the two isolated White House Denies General Will Be Fired Wants Ten More Native Divisions To Relieve Americans By WARREN ROGERS JR. WASHINGTON W! great campaign debate over sending South Koreans into the line to re- place American soldiers in Korea mushroomed like an atomic ex- plosion today, billowing out to To- kyo and Paris. At its vortex, the heat of the word battle brought a White House denial that Gen. James A. Van Fleet is being relieved as Eighth Army' commander and, from secret Pentagon files, a mass of data showing: 1. Van Fleet's request that South Korean forces be 10 to 20 opposed as premature by Gen. Matthew B. Eidgway, then United Nations com- mander in Tokyo acd now su- preme commander of North At- lantic Treaty forces in Paris. Position Upheld 2. Ridgway's position was up- held by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense Lovett. 3. The Defense Department says it has been, carrying out a long- range program to turn over the defense of Korea to the South Ko- reans as soon as leaders can be trained and seasoned in combat. 4. Gen. Mark Clark, Ridgway'i successor in Tokyo, has pursued this program and has submitted a longer-range proposal for flu- tter expansion, now being studied at the Pentagon. The New York Daily News pub- lished a story today saying Van Fleet was being relieved for writ- ing a letter quoted in a campaign speech by Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- hower, the Republican candidate for president. At Detroit, where President Tru- man's entourage was campaigning for the Democratic ticket, a press aide said: "President Truman has not fired Gen, Van Fleet and has no in- tention of firing him." Earlier, the Army and Defense Departments and Clark's Tokyo headquarters denied receiving any orders from the White House to relieve Van Fleet. Neither Clark nor Van Fleet, who was ques- tioned at Seoul, would comment. A spokesman for Van Fleet said he does not plan to comment. Ike Read Letter Eisenhower, on a radio-televi- sion broadcast from New York Wednesday night, read part of Van Fleet's letter in support of his con- tention that Republic of Korea troops should man their own front lines as soon as possible. The letter, dated Oct. 10, was addressed to Maj. Gen. Orlando C. Mood, Van Fleet's former chief of staff now in Washington, with a copy to Mrs. Van Fleet. The general's wife gave her copy to Eisenhower. Van Fleet wrote that the South Korean forces are now in "apple- pie" order but that he had been and by a third unit that was cut j unable thus far to win approval up_prevented a breakthrough by of his plan to double their strength the Chinese." to 20 divisions. He added: case Brown released a statement by Dr. M. F. Juergens, .Stillwater, that Lund definitely was "under the influence of an intoxicant" when he was arrested early Mon- day. Gov. Anderson, who previously early Friday when Reds over- whelmed II. N. troops in the worst setback of the bitter, 18-day see- saw battle. An Eighth Army spokesman said the company was rescued when the Allies regained Triangle's crest in a drizzling rain at a. m. The drizzle later became a bone- chilling downpour.. Allied troops stayed on the height only 45 min- utes. They were driven off by fresh waves of Chinese infantry- men and a storm of Communist artillery and mortar fire. Randolph reported that, shortly thereafter, the U. N. troops began pulling their way back up the southern slopes of the teeth of the artillery barrage and automatic weapons fire. Although the Chinese artillery was heavy, Allied officers said it seemed to be slackening from the terrific concentrations of the past few days. "They're going to run out of ammunition one officer j told Randolph. "By God, they bet- had called for an inquiry into the ter IW out of it sometime." "in absentia" conviction, said he j The bloody battle for the Triangle was withdrawing his support from j Hill-Sniper Ridge complex drew to- Lund's candidacy after "hearing the end of its 18th day with the facts in the case." no signs of a let-up by either side. Anderson's action was followed jt was the longest continuous bat- quickly by a statement that the tie since the Allies took Heart- campaign committee unanimously break Ridge on the Eastern Front concurred in the chief executive's last autumn. The Allies held Sniper "forthright and courageous ac- Ridge and its dominant peak, Pin- tion." point Hill, at last Friday. An entire Allied company was j "Being unable to get 10 more, trapped on the shell-blistered crest j I said: 'Give me six and I would release two U. S. divisions; or, give me four and I would release one U. S. division.' It finally got down to a two-division increase but still no approval to this date." The Republican National Com- mittee got out a statement, ap- parently prepared in advance of the White House denial that Van Fleet would be ousted. The state- ment, by Sen. Frank Carlson of Kansas, said Gen. Douglas Mac- (Conrinued on Page IT, Column 4) KOREA WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Fair to-, night and Saturday. No important change in temperature. Low to- night 38, high Saturday 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 70; minimum, 37; noon, 61; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER Central High 62 at p.m. Thursday, low 37 at a.m. today. Noon: clear, visibility 12 miles, tempera- ture 59. Dewpoint 37, humidity 45 per cent, wind northwest at four miles per hour, barometer 29.85. r-   

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