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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Colder Tonight and Thursday American Education Week Nov. 9-15 VOLUME 52, NO. 222 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 5, 1952 Landslide Winning Congress; Thye, Anderson Sweep Minnesota _. I Minnesota Back In Presidential Column of GOP Congress Makeup From State Not Expected to Change MINNEAPOLIS W) wave of Republican voting in Tuesday's general election swept Minnesota into the GOP presidential column for the first time since 1928 and carried a GOP slate into state of- fices again. Only question as returns mounted was the size of the Republican majorities. Republican leaders had predic- ted Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, early hopes got important impetus in the Minnesota presiden- tial primary, would carry the state by But, with of the state's precincts reported, his lead was more than and still growing. At this he had and Gov. Adlai Stevenson Sen. Edward J. Thye was re- elected and Gov. C. Elmer Ander- son, who advanced from the lieut- enant governor's office 13 months ago when Gov. Luther W. Young- Terrific Quake Off Siberian Coast Reported George P. Daley Rural Representative John D. McGill City Representative Daley, McGill Win Legislative Posts John D. McGill, young Winona attorney, and George P. Daley, Lewiston farmer, will represent Winona County in the House of Rep- resentatives of the 1953 session of the Minnesota Legislature next January. McGill defeated Harold E. Schultz in the by 676 votes, while Daley won re-election to the office dahl became a federal judge, won in ruraj winona County by 252 votes a term in his own right. Re-elected were Attorney gen- eral J. A. A. Burnquist and State Treasurer Val Bjornson. Former State Senator Ancher Nelsen won the lieutenant governorship h e sought unsuccessfully two years ago in a primary battle with Ander- son and Mrs. Mike Holm was elec- ted to succeed her late husband as secretary of state. Four of the state's nine repre- (Continued on Page 14, Column 4) THYE TODAY Top Policy Decision Awaits Ike By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON In the turmoil of the campaign, the most impor- tant fact of all has been virtually forgotten. All the great policy de- cisions of the recent past have been subjected to venomous parti- san debate. But President-elect Eisenhower of the United States is going to have to make just about the hardest decisions for the fu- ture any president has ever been called upon to make. In these last heated months, thest. impending decisions have been ignored. Yet two closely re- lated, vitally important, secret struggles about these decisions were wracking and agitating the American government, even while the presidential campaign was reaching its climax. The most im- portant of these struggles centered around an attempt to draft a new paper on certain aspects of de- fense policy for the National Se- curity Council and the President. Heart of Policy This paper was supposed to de- fine "Soviet capabilities and inten- tions." Assume, for example, that in the fairly near future the So- viets could knock out the Ameri- can industrial potential, at the same time over-running the Euras- ian land mass. Does this mean that the Soviets would do so? This question goes to the very heart of American defense and foreign policy. Do Soviet capabil- ities equal Soviet intentions, and if so, what do we do about it? In the end, the disagreement within the government was so wide that this vital question was glossed over by a wordy formula. To under- stand why the issue was thus muf- fled, it is only necessary to con- sider the second crucial struggle which has been dividing official Washington into a warring camp. Sometime ago groups of eminent scientists and highly qualified ex- perts were asked to consider, cold- ly and objectively, the ability of the Soviet Union to deliver an atomic attack on this country, and this country's ability to defend it- self and retaliate. The scientists and experts concluded that the Kremlin would almost certainly be able to deliver a "crippling" atom- (Continued on Page 4, Column 6j ALSOPS over Donald McLeod. The Winona County Board of Commissioners will have one new commissioner, as of the election. Peter Merchlewitz, Wi- nona trucker, won the seat vacated by the retirement of Teofil J. Pellowski, in the first district. The third district commissioner, Adolph Spitzer, and the fifth district com- missioner, Arnold Zenke, were re- elected. Amendment No. 5, the highway amendment that would transfer motor vehicle tax money to the counties and 'cities from the state highway fund, lost in Winona Coun- ty by votes. In the city representative race, McGill carried the east two wards of the city, and Schultz took the west half of the city. MeGill car- ried six precincts, and Schultz took eight precincts. The vote in this race by wards follows: Andresen Grabs Biggest Lead In His History Underwater Shock Churns, Hurls Sea Waves Around World Firit Second Third Fourth McGill Schultz 472 City total By ROY ESSOYAN HONOLULU massive con- vulsion of the earth's crust deep under the Pacific Ocean off Siberia hurtled seismic sea waves a quar- ter of the way around the world Tuesday at jet plane speed. Mighty wails of water lashed the Aleutians, Midway and Hawaii. Lesser waves washed against the Pacific shores of Canada and the United States. The seismic shocks burst out of the Sea of Okhotsk, between Si- beria and Japan. They generated waves which streaked across the Pacific at more than 400 miles -an hour. Low-Lying Islands Warning messages crackled through the air. Low-lying islands and coastal cities across miles of ocean were alerted against possible disaster. Apparently not a single life was lost. Damage was remarkably light. The last time such great waves swept across the April 1, persons were killed in Hawaii. The waterfront of Hilo, a city of on the island of Ha- waii, was demolished three blocks deep. Four successive waves hit the Hawaiian Island chain Tuesday. Six Cows Killed A 13-foot wave knocked down -r, telephone lines on Oahu, marooned Cong. August H. Andresen of Red I automobiles and flooded yards. A Wing was re-elected first district faraer reported six cows killed, representative in the U. S. House j in Honolulu harbor, waves tore of Representatives by a majority of more than in Tuesday's national election. He carried all of the 12 counties in the district and it was his big- gest margin of victory. He has always been a top vote getter in the district and has rep- resented the area continuously since 1924 with the exception of one two-year term from 1932 to 1934. thunderine waves 14 Cong. Andresen is the second I tie said two thundering ranking member on the important I ?nd 13 feet smashed against tr----- Committee.! J Clifford Hope a cement barge from moorings and hurled it against the Matson freigh- ter Hawaiian Packer. At Hilo, a boathouse was demolished. Twelve-ton Coast Guard buoys were ripped loose from their moorings. The seismic waves caused much excitement but little panic. Sight- seers stampeded toward the beach instead of away from it. The Coast Guard station at Seat- General Carries 39 States in GOP Avalanche Lodge Defeated, Lausche Wins From Charles Taft By JACK BELL Asiociited Press Staff Writer America thundered its liking for Ike today with a crashing ava- lanche of votes that gave Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower the presi- dency all but guaranteed him a Republican-controlled Congress. The war-famed general of the wide grin buried Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson under a sea-to-sea land- slide that ripped open the once- solid South and shattered the Dem- ocrats' 20-year hold on the White House. Stevenson lost his own slate of Illinois and appeared likely to wind Under An Address altered to simulate the White House they soon will occupy, Ike and Mamie Eisenhower respond to victory greetings outside their 60 Morningside Drive residence in New York today. The President-elect and his lady had just returned from a victory celebration at his down- town headquarters. Sympathetic pranksters had added the numbers to their address to simulate the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. number of the presi- dential home in Washington. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) In the rural area, Daley carried 17 of the 30 precincts and won by I a margin of only 252 votes over I MeLeod. Daley's strength was in the rural (R) of Kansas. Hope has been men- tioned as being a possibility for the Winona Co. Voting The complete unofficial re- turns in Winona County voting appear on Page 14. Other Wi- nona, Western Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota elec- tion news on pages 3 and 16. area. McLeod carried the city of St. Charles and the villages of Altura, Dakota, Lewiston, Stockton and Utica. The vote in this contest was: Daley McLeod.................. In tlie first district commissioner race, Merchlewitz carried both the third and fourth wards and the township of Homer. The vote was: Merchlewitz Koscieliki Third Fourth Homer 198 829 911 104 Total Koscielski was endorsed by Pel- lowski, the retiring commissioner. The city of St. Charles, which gave County Board Chairman Spitzer a majority of 486 votes, played an important part in his victory over Peter Kronebusch. Kronebusch carried seven of the 11 precincts in the district. The vote was: Spitzer Kronebusch.............. In the fifth commissioner district County Commissioner Zenke won re-election by 110 votes over Wil- liam A. Witt. Zenke carried four of the seven precincts. The vote was: 824 Witt 714 Four of the five proposed amend- ments to the state constitution lost in Winona County, according to complete unofficial returns. In' voting on amendments, an unmarked ballot on an amendment (Continued on Paft 14, Column 8) DALEY, McGIU. About m residents of the Long Beach] ,Wash-> peninsula rushed to jjjg hjus when radio reports said a huge wave was bearing down on the coast. They returned two hours later false. when the reports proved Ike Got More Votes Than Any Other Nominee Kohler's Margin Greatest Ever Given Governor MILWAUKEE Walter J. Kohler Jr., was re-elected Tues- day by the greatest vote ever giv- en a chief executive. The 48-year-old son of a former governor who made his first bid for a state office two years ago led the entire Republican ticket that went back into office in Wiscon- Vote by States State How Popular Vote Voted Elector-Voting Units Re- Demo- -Repub- Indicated 1948 al Votes Units porting, crat I sin's election. He completely Democratic rival, swamped his _ Assemblyman WASHINGTON ffl Dwight -D. j william E. Proxmire of Madison, August Andresen appointment of Secretary of Agri- culture. If he gets this appointment and the GOP controls the House of Representatives, Andresen will be- come committee chairman. The vote with 379 precincts re- porting was for Andresen and for his Democratic Farmer-Labor opponent, George Alison of Harmony. Four years ago Cengressman An- dresen's majority was and two years ago he won by more than votes. The vote by counties: Eisenhower was elected president with more votes than any man be- fore him ever got. Tuesday's elec- tion also set a new record .in total votes cast. Eisenhower's total of when there were still pre- cincts to be heard from gave him the championship, previously held by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roose- velt piled up when all the returns were in from his 1936 race with Alf M. Landon. Tuesday's total vote between Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson added up to with voting units of the total still to be recorded. In 1940, the previous record year, the total presidential vote was Roosevelt defea ting Wendell L. Willkie. Dodge Flllmore Preeborn Goodhue Houston Mower Olmsted Bice S.eelc Wabasha Waseca Winona Totals 18 38 44 10 24 42 39 38 21 34 13 4S 7.830 4.S16 11.226 5.449 5.363 2.599 3.760 Returns for other seats in the (Continued on Page 16, Column 3) ANDRESEN Our editorial hat is off today to the .voters in Winona County and throughout ,the nation for the manner in which they turn- ed out to vote Tuesday. And we are particularly proud of the record in the city of Winona which is far above the average throughout the na- tion. In Winona city, 87.79 per cent of the registered voters cast a ballot! Think of per cent! Figure-wise, city vot- ers of the registered, cast a vote. In the city who were eligible, failed to vote. who conceded the election when less than one half the votes were counted and sent his congratula- tions. The totals in of the state's precincts were Kohler 864, Proxmire Indications were that Kohler's total would be close to when all returns were in. Kohler's father served one term as governor 1929-30. The son cam- paigned for him but was never active in politics until 1948 when he was elected as a delegate at large to the GOP National. Con- vention pledged to Harold Stassen. Two years ago he was elected gov- ernor, defeating Democrat Carl Thompson of Stoughton. He was president and director of the Volkath Co., Sheboygan and served three years in the Navy in the second world war before be- coming governor. Winning re-election with Kohler were the other Republican state officers. They were Fred R. Zimmerman, who was re-elected for his tenth term as secretary of state, Atty.- Gen. Vernon W. Thomson, Lt. Gov. George M. Smith and State Treas- urer Warren R. Smith. All won with ease over Democratic oppon- ents. George M. Smith, who came to the United States from Canada in 1941 and was elected to his pres- ent office in 1948, won over Sverre Roang of Egerton to 972 in precincts. Warren Smith's total was in precincts against Ruth B. Doyle, Madison assemblywoman who got I Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Nevada X D D D D R R D D D D R D R D X R R D R D X D D R D New Hampshire R New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Totals 11 4 8 32 6 8 3 10 12 4 27 13 10 8 10 10 5 9 16 20 11 8 13 4 6 3 4 16 4 45 14 4 25 8 6 32 4 8 4 11 24 4 3 12 9 8 12 3 531 505 169 276 865 625 344 297 894 284 254 969 246 677 264 169 240 759 768 617 726 315 294 474 10.315 956 284 242 832 246 595 946.830 43.220 lican Electoral D R 11 4 8 32 6 610.989 8 3 10 12 4 27 13 689.621 10 8 10 10 232.622 5 9 16 20 11 8 13 J 4 6 3 4 16 4 45 14 4 25 8 122.990 6 32 4 8 4 11 24 4 3 12 9 8 12 3 Popular Vote of voting units. Eisenhower, Stevenson, Total up with only nine Dixie and border states having a total of 89 electoral votes. Eisenhower had clinched or was leading in 39 states with 429 electoral votes, 163 more than the 266 needed for election. Republicans appeared certain to- day to win hairline control of both branches of the new Congress on the basis of late returns from the elections. Few Seats in Doubt With only five Senate and 28 House seats still undecided, the Republicans were well ahead in the House and topped the Demo- crats by one in the Senate. Trends in the unsettled races pointed to- ward GOP margins to both House and Senate when final returns are posted. Here's how the fight for con- trol shaped up this afternoon: Senate (needed for control Democrats elected 10, holdovers 35; Republicans elected 20, hold- overs 26 including Wayne Morse of Oregon, who bolted the party to support Gov. Stevenson. In the remaining five Senate con- tests, Democrats were ahead in Governors Democrats elected 8; Democratic gains 0. Republicans elected 18; Republi- can gains 4. Democrats leading, 2. Total Republican gain if leads hold, 5. 89 442 States Rights Ike Going to Korea In Military Plane NEW YORK President- elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to- day advised President Truman that he will use a military plane to fly to Korea, and will notify the defense secretary of his departure as early as possible. Eisenhower made the state- ment in a telegram thanking the President for his offer of the use of his plane; "The In- dependence" for the flight to Korea. The general said he appreci- ated the offer, but that any suitable military plane would be acceptable. Montana and New Mexico, Repub- licans were in front in Kentucky, Arizona and Michigan. House (needed for control Republicans elected 210, Demo- crats 196, independent 1. The 28 House seats undecided are held now by seven Republi- cans and 15 Democrats, with six new districts still out and leaning towards the Republicans. The Republicans picked up a Senate seat when late returns showed Frank A. Barett was the winner in Wyoming over Demo- cratic Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney. Strengthen Coalition The informal Republican-South- ern Democrat coalition which has dictated congressional action on legislation wa.s strengthened by the Eisenhower victory and the general could expect from it support for the program he laid out in his paign "crusade." Stevenson was able to hold to- gether only the tattered remnants of the once-solid South, plus pos- (Continued on Page 15, Column EISENHOWER WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair and colder tonight and Thurs- day. Brisk northwest winds dimi- nishing Thursday. Low tonight 27, high Thursday 42. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hoars ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 64; minimum, 43; noon, 42; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wii. Central Observations) Max. temp. 61 at p. m. Tuesday, min. 42 at p. m. Tuesday. Noon scattered at feet, visibility 10 miles, wind from west at 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40, hu- midity 45 per cent, barometer 29.59.   

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