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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Thursday; Continued Mild Support Your Community Chest VOLUME 53, NO. 202 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 14, 1953 GOP Elects Democra Laid to Farm Issue America Wants Workmen In Kansas City, Mo., widen the hole around little Garry Gantt as they pull him free from the post hole which trapped him for a time. It took the combined efforts of sheriff's deputies, passersby and nearby workmen to dig him from his trap. (AP Wirephoto) NEW SPY PLOT Secret Army Documents Missing BULLETIN NEW YORK Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis) said today "top scientist" for the Army Signal Corps has admitted taking 43 secret documents from Ft. Monmouth, N, J., to hiii home tor "study." McCarthy told newsmen the man described himself as a "close friend" of Julius Rosenberg, who was executed at Sing Sing Prison as an atomic bomb spy for Russia. 800 Cakes Served By Housewives At Hershey, Pa. HERSHEY, Pa. (.fl President Eisenhower is 63 today, and his birthday message to the world is this: America wants ing else. He voiced that sentiment last night at a mammoth celebration in this little Pennsylvania town staged by the state's Republicans. It was a lavish affair, attended by some persons. Pennsylvania housewives baked 800 cakes for the occasion, and there was a 25-fooVhigh cake of wood as a crowning gesture. Today Eisenhower is back in Washington observing the day with a business-as-usual schedule. To- night he will leave a seven-day journey to the central and Southern States. He was greeted last night at the Hershey Arena by a crowd chanting, "W'e want Ike." Accepting as a birthday gift the establishment of an international scholarship foundation, the Presi- dent said the world's greatest need is understanding among nations. He declared; "What we need is understanding, and this understanding will come from these young men and women as they go back and forth and others -will- carry back with them the skills and techniques of our country and ours will bring back the skills and techniques of another country. "But that will take understand- ing, an understanding of America's heart: That she wants ing else." For Eisenhower and his Mamie, their motor trip from Washington through the autumn-tinted Mary- land and Pennsylvania countryside was onlv an introduction to a night Lester Johnson Defeats Padrutt Votes First Democrat ever elected from Wiscon- sin's 9th district, Lester Johnson received con- gratulations from two of bis three beautiful daugh- ters, Jone, left, and Jane, after his victory over Republican Arthur Padrutt in Tuesday's election. (UP Telephoto) ENCOURAGING TO DEMOCRATS Whole Nation Analyzes Ninth District Election 99 on aiuniifc. _ was uiuv uu IIJLIUUUH.IUII tu a NEW YORK Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) saia toaay a Qf fun frolic which WASHINGTON Demo-1 seat left vacant by the death ofiis going to lick the farm prob- number of top secret Army documents dealing with radar and oth- ft a b net Of i committee today Merlin F. Hull, Republican. jlem. The average farmer and the er matters "turned up" in the Russian-occupied section of Ger-, icratic national committee toaay Democratic chairman stephen AJ average cilizen know that the co-! By ARTHUR BYSTROM EAU CLAIRE, Wis. west-central Wisconsin elected a Democrat to Congress Tuesday for the first time in its history. And the Republican who lost said the results "showed clearly Republicans predicted not more than voles would be cast. In contrast the election drew near- ly voters, which however, is less than one-third of the esti- mated eligible electors in the district. that the farmer and laboring man i Near Complete Returns does not like the present admin-1 Complete returns from the 401 stration's policies." Iprecints in the 31-county district Thus ended one of the most Johnson Padrutt usual elections in Wisconsin's predictable political history. j was the nation's fifth The man who won the special i special congressional election since election for Ninth District repre-j Eiscnnower was president sentative to succeed the late Mer-1 in 1952_ Democrats filled seats va- lin F. Hull, a Republican and by Democrats in South Car- former Progressive was Lester R j Kentucky, Illinois and Vir- Johnson, 52, a small town district! inia_ This was the fjrst reversal attorney from Black River Falls, o[ one party by the Qthcr jn such and also a former Progressive. an eieclion As a Of yester- The loser was State Sen. Arthur j d ,s Houso of Rep_ L. Padrutt, 36, who has spent 11 now has 218 Repub- years in the Wisconsin Legislature 214 Democrats one inde- and like Hull and Johnson also a former Progressive. To Vote As Hull Would Johnson keyed his campaign to a promise to vote the same way as Hull had voted. He also de- nounced the administration's farm policy. Johnson, who had emphasized a promise "to vote as Hull said he interpreted his victory to mean that I have an obligation in Congress to vote positively on those issues which are for the general welfare of the country. I interpret the vote to mean that the people are genuinely interested in the wel- fare of the farmer, the laborer, the small business man, the un- organized that what is done for one group does not cause a hardship upon the oth- er." He made no mention of Ei- and two vacancies. The only other Wisconsin Democrat in Congress is Rep. Clement Zablocki, Milwaukee. Up until the time the polls closed Republicans expressed confidence of victory on the strength of their intensive campaign that included a four-day tour on behalf of Pad- rutt by Gov, Walter Kohler and on the record that showed the district had been carried by Re- publican national and state candi- dates continuously in recent years. President Eisenhower won in the district by to for Ad- lai Stevenson and carried every county last year. Padrutt Puzzled Democrats expressed only a faint hope of victory and Johnson himself said only that he had a senhower or Republicans, good chance. Padrutt never discussed his Although some Democratic lead- background as a Progressive nor j ers referred to the election as an did he mention Hull while he indirect slap at Joseph R. McCar- stumped the district. jthy, Wisconsin's controversial jun- It had been anticipated that the vote would be very light and the er matters "turned up' many and "were used by the Communists u, v _. ,RTln I so far as Pennsylvania politics j tte election of a Demo- This followed a statement by Senator Everett Dirksen it was strictly nonpartisan crat in Wisconsin's 9th Congres- Wednesday that 26 of 57 top secret from the TODAY Human Freedom At Stake Presidents standpoint. gave no leatier the Army Signal Corps radar e _ tory at Fort Monmouth, N. J--j state mixed-up Republican polit were found in the Russian zone. -f In Washington, the Army said it had no information on the finding of any such papers in Germany. j McCarthy is chairman of the I Senate permanent investigations subcommittee conducting closed i hearings in New York into the iDossibility of Communist subver- ical situation a smile a whit wider than another, The Eisenhowers rode through cheering throngs to the Hershey stadium, where most of the state's college and high school bands seemed to have gathered to put on a lengthy program in the chilly night air. jsion at Fort Monmouth. Eisenhowers ate chicken I "We have completely convincing j with their fingers and munched i testimony that some of those doc- j pretzels while the bands played, uments on radar and other mat-1 the Penn State College jters did turn up in East Berlin, j gavc out with "Eyes of {but as to the number, I will not Texas" Eisenhower stamped his i McCarthy told news-1 feet ;n time to the music The band we continue men prior to today's subcommittee j was marking his Texas birth. the Korean War for many weary, session. f _ j_ j when it swung into the "Wedding March" in observance of his mar- riage, Ike clapped Mamie on the shoulder and grinned broadly. From the stadium, the Eisen- howers drove to a nearby circus tent, where some of the party paid S100 each for a plate sional District as "highly encour- aging" on a national basis. The Republican national committee called it evidence that too many Republicans were complacent after the party's 1952 victory. In the election Tuesday, Demo- crat Lester Johnson defeated Re- publican Arthur Padrutf for the Mitchell issued a statement say-1 lossal problems inherited by Pres-1 ing: ident Eisenhower are not going to By JOSEPH ALSOP costly months in order to avoid forcible repatriation of our short, ers, only to be confronted withj a defense mechanism against something verv like forcible re-! atom attack. Two of five civilian technical. experts who were employed at patriation at the bitter end? The question is very insistent here in Panmunjom, among the bleak brown hills where the prisoners nurse their fears behind barbed wire while the Indian guards march smartly to and fro and the neutral nations repatria- tion commission elaborately and politely debates -technicalities. It is harder, it seems, to find out the free choice of men than one would have thought. It can even be a cruel business, deadly to some of those who must choose. Not so long before these words were written, the Indian chairman of the repatriation commission held his first full dress press conference. Lieut. Gen. Thimmaya is a hand- some, soldierly fellow, obviously a man of good will, although one may perhaps doubt the good will of his smooth politcal advisers, Haksar and Chakravarti. The tent is crowded, with the Communist newspapermen looking bleakly su- perior on one side, and the U.N. reporters shooting questions from the other. It is pretty hard to be- lieve that the only prize of so many months of long hard fighting, the principle of human freedom, is here at stake. But then a question will sudden- ly half indirectly raise the issue, to'be dealt with by Gen. Thimmaya as best he could, in his smooth Ox- ford English. Have the rosters of the prison- (Continued on Page 7, Column 5) ALSOPS Fort Monmouth were scheduled for questioning by the subcom- mittee today. They are Hyam Gerber Yamins, I of beef, green peas, a rice patty and salad. But the icing on the cake was a radar specialist who was as yet to come. At the Hershey Arena to the Massachusetts Institute into auditori- Technology as a officer, I lecnnuioEy as a uuiLer, i L i u and Harold Ducore, an electronics by.a daPPi0 Srav h engineer. at times by a groom. President And Mamie Eisenhower dig into her chicken box lunch at the Hershey, Pa., Stadium shortly after their arrival there for the President's 63rd birthday celebration. (AP Wirephoto) President Makes Refusing to Testify Firing Offense WASHINGTON Lfl President Eisenhower today made it a firing offense for government employes to refuse to testify before congres- sional committees on grounds of possible self-incrimination. The President issued an execu- tive order adding this to the ex- isting grounds for dismissal of a federal worker for security rea- sons. The order permits action against j the individual for: I "Refusal by the individual, upon i the ground of constitutional privi- lege against self-incrimination to testify before a congressional com- mittee regarding charges of his alleged disloyalty or other mis- conduct." White House press secretary James C. Hagerty said this was an effort to "close up all possi- ble loopholes" in the government's security machinery. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Thursday. Continued rather mild. Low tonight 48, high Thursday 70. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 79; minimum, 49; noon, 79; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 79 at a. m. to- day. Low 57 at a. m. today. 'Skies clesr, visibility 12 miles with i wind from south at six miles per hour. Barometer 30.14, falling slow- ly, and humidity 43 per cent. 'The victory of the first Demo- i be solved in a day or a month or a crat ever to be elected in the 9th j year, nor are they going to be Congressional District of Wisconsin is highly encouraging. Press ac- counts indicate that the farm pol- icy of the Eisenhower administra- tion was a very important issue in the campaign. It would seem therefore that a farm program which falls far short of last year's campaign promises and contains no positive steps to offset falling farm prices is not going to be an asset to the Republicans in the 1954 congressional election. "The strong Democratic vote from the manufacturing areas of the district also seems to indicate that working people are not satis- fied with the performance of the administration thus far. Wisconsin Democratic leaders inform us that: Gov. Kohler campaigned vigorous- j ly in the district, asserting that the solved by electing Democrats to Congress to impede the progress that is being made." White House press secretary James Hagerty said President Eis- enhower was aware of the Wiscon- sin result but had no comment. Hagerty said he would have no comment either. Asked whether the FBI Enters Danvers Bank Robbery Case DANVERS, Minn. ior senator, he took no part in it and neither candidate made major issue of McCarthy in their cam- paign. After conceding defeat Padrutt declared: "I have stood four square behind President Eisenhow- er and I still stand there. I fail to see how a Democrat can help him but the people have expressed their choice and I accept it. The results show very clearly that the farmer and laboring man do not like the present administration's policies and took this oppor- tunity to show their displeasure." Sen. Estes Kefauvor (D-Tenn) agents and state officers joined ;ind Wickard and Charles wucuid LUC election I forces today in the hunt for two Brannon .secre- ght necessitate altering th e i masked bandits who grabbed more itanes toured the district in one speech the President will make be- fore the Future Farmers of Amer- ice Thursday night in Kansas City, Hagerty replied: "I don't think so." To a query whether the speech would be a farm policy address, Hagerty said: "I would not so des- than S2.500 from the State Bank day whirlwind campaigns for John of Danvers late Tuesday. son- Thomas Coleman, of Madison, Forcing three employes and two Republican leader in Wisconsin, _ j r. .I. ii.. nnf nnnn 1n rnmrnpnt nn 1 hr> f 1 customers to lie face down on the declined to comment on the elec- floor the raiders fled in a car i tlonf- declaring he has no official described as a 1951 light blue Pon- Wllh GOP at this itimc- "We thought the men were jok- 1 Secretary of Agriculture Benson ing when they said it was a hold- j word to reporters he would Mrs, Maxine Gilbertson. as- have comment on the major issue of the campaign was Battleship WlSCOnSm support or repudiation of the Pres-1 ident and his administration. This HagSmp in rar tast gives added significance to Tues- day's vote. The Wisconsin victory YOKOSUKA, Japan The bat- should give Democrats everywhere tleship Wisconsin today replaced added confidence that our party's i her sister ship, the New Jersey, role of constructive opposition is I as flagship of the U. S. 7th Fleet in winning us new friends but it the Far East, should be no cause for compla- cency." Leonard W. Hall, chairman of the Republican national commit- tee, said in a statement: "By any realistic appraisal the results in the Wisconsin special election are not good. It is proof of what we have suspected. There are too many people who think that because we won the election in 1952 their work is done. When less than 33 per cent of the normal turn-out of voters go to the polls, as in Wisconsin Tuesday, complac- ency is usually a substantial con- tributing factor. This defeat, I hope, will wake up a few people. "Of course, the anti-administra- tion propagandists will attempt to interpret this special election as representing a national trend de- spite the very light vote and de- spite ample evidence there is over- whelming public support for the Eisenhower administration. "However, it is evident that farmers are blaming a two year price drop under President Tru- man on those who have the mis- fortune to inherit it. Our rural people are caught in a price and squeeze which is neither their do- ing nor the doing of the Eisenhow- er administration. I think every- body understands this and sym- pathizes with our farmers. I "The Eisenhower administration mpn sistant cashier, reported. "But we volf-.. u -j didn't laugh any more when j wo resides of the men pointed a gun and should "serve as a jolt to the Re- inlo constructive action." loween mask one of the men wore, i The second had a white handker- chief across his face. Thrte victims of the robbery of State Bank of Danvers, Minn., Tuesday, left to right, Michael Connolly, Mrs. Maxine Gilbeit- son and E. L. Connoly, stand before the bank vault where the holdup men imprisoned them. Bank employes thought holdup a prank when robbers appeared in Halloween masks, (UP Telephoto) Carl W. Thompson of S'oughton, I Democratic national committee- jman, said Johnson's victory was "a stinging repudiation of Gov. Kohler. and the well-oiled Re- publican machine which poured tens of thousands of dollars in the campaign for its hand-picked can- didate. "Johnson is one of the sincere, people who have made the Democratic party a real force for good government. "This is a big step in develop- ment of a real two-party system in Wisconsin. The next step will be election of a Democratic governor in 1954." Republican national committee- man Henry Ringling, Baraboo, commented: "I assume it was the farmer vote that turned the trick. How- ever, I haven't analyzed the elec- tion completely." Lester Johnson Night Planned WISCONSIN RAPIDS Wis- consin's newest congressman will be feted here Oct. 23 as Democrats gather for the party's annual state convention. It was to have been just an or- dinary social evening for the ar- riving delegates but now it will be "Lester Johnson the con- vention chairman, Milton Schnei- der, announced today.   

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