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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Clearing, Colder Tonight; Fair, Cold" Thursday River Stage 24-Hour Today 11.50 .54 Year Ago 7.59 .80 VOLUME 52, NO. 45 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 9, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES eizure verts Steel Shutdown Taft Landslide in Illinois Senator Takes 48 of 50 Votes CHICAGO IB Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio scored an overwhelm- ing victory in yesterday's Illinois victory in any primary to date this year. There was a possibility that two delegates who favored candidacy of Gen. Dwight D. not Republican primary election. Eisenhower might win in Down In the GOP presidential popular-' ity contest, Taft snowed under his two major E. Stassen and Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- hower duplicating his primary victories last week in Nebraska and Wisconsin. Taft apparently won control over 48 of the 50 delegates to the GOP national convention in represents his greatest delegate TODAY Can't Count Taft Out of Race Yet By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON At least one thing is now clear about the Re- publican Presidential race. The strategy which Sen, Robert A. Taft adopted last fall, when he announc- ed his candidacy, has failed. It has failed simply because the as- sumptions on which it was based have proved incorrect. Before Taft finally made up his mind to run, his managers, David Ingalls and Ben Tate, had made an exhaustive, state-by-state sur- vey of the delegate strength on which Taft could confidently count. This detailed analysis showed Taft with an assured strength of just under 600 votes, or only a hand- ful short of the required majority. This was, moreover, no mere Wishful thinking, but a hard head- ed assessment of Taft's safe sup- so it seemed at the time. No extravagant claims were made. For example, Taft managers only counted ten Taft votes in Penn- sylvania, with 25 Pennsylvania state Illinois. Not Binding The primary results are binding upon the delegates. Early in the tabulation Taft es- tablished a victorious trend, which deviated only slightly thereafter. With more than two-thirds of the precincts counted today, Taft led Stassen 6 to 1, and Eisenhower 7 to 1. Eisenhower, who was not offi- cially a candidate in the presiden- tial preference primary, placed third in the GOP voting on the basis of a write-in campaign. i Running without opposition as I the Democratic presidential can- I didate, Sen. Estes Kefauver of i Tennessee piled up a huge vote. I There was a smal total of write- ins for Gov, Adlai Stevenson of Illinois in the Democratic column. However, the state Democratic organization is expected to give the delegate vote to Stevenson in the event he enters the presiden- tial race. He was unopposed for renomination for governor. Favors Taft The state GOP organization is known to favor the candidacy of Taft. Both parties will elect 10 additional delegates at a state con- vention before the July national meeting. The vote totals from of the state's precincts: Republican: Taft Stassen Eisenhower The vote totals from of precincts: Democrat: Kefauver Stevenson precincts) The Taft forces in Illinois pre- dieted the primary "will be.a step- i Contracts Let for New Factory; Vulcan, Plasti Firms Expanding Expansion plans for two Winona industries were revealed today as the go-ahead signal was given for construction of a new manufacturing plant in the East End of Winona. Contracts have been awarded by the Winona Industrial Development Associa- tion, Inc., for construction of a concrete block, one story building on Bridge Street between East Sanborn and King Streets. A five-year contract for deed has been signed by Plasti Indus- tries, Inc., for use of the new building, and work on the structure is expected to start at once. Vacated space on the second floor of the Vulcan Manufacturing home of Plasti Industries will be used by the Vulcan Company to enlarge its operations. U.S.-Wide Phone Strike Ordered WASHINGTON CIO's Communications Workers Union to- Both Winona firms are aiming at! day ordered a nation-wide strike against the Bell Telephone System. _ i Union leaders ordered picket lines thrown up around Bell in- stallations all over the country. A spokesman said he expects workers to be affected by Ice Pushed By High Water puts this dip in the approach to the Milwaukee Road's rail bridge at Chamberlain, S. D., giving the span a roller coaster appearance. The bridge spans the rampaging Missouri River. Floating ice ripped out piling that supported the approach. The break halted rail traffic between Mitchell and Rapid City, S. D. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Four Square Blocks Of Dawson Flooded By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With hundreds of residents along the Mississippi and Minnesota ring-stone to certain nomination" j rivers on the alert against threatened flood conditions, the Lac Qui for Sen. Taft in the July conven- parie River burst its banks last night to flood a four-square block tion. The results merely confirm that Illinois is strongly for Eisenhower's backers said it was "too early" to comment. j Kefauver said in Los Angeles j he was "gratified by the result." He added that "I do not feel that it really represents a true corn- votes conceded to Gen. Dwight D. parison of Gov. Stevenson's Eisenhower, and the remainder I strength and mine. He did not give were counted from states like Missouri, Maryland, Kansas and Michigan, on the grounds that the outcome in these states was un- predictable. Losses in Midwest In short, the survey last fall showed Taft with a very large solid base in the Taft heart lands Middle West and the and with important new worlds to conquer elsewhere. This analysis in turn prompted the campaign strategy which Tnft adopted. This was to start early, campaign hard, apply ruthless pressure on paign in his behalf." i Heavy Governor j Stevenson polled votes in precincts for renomination as governor. In write-ins for Presi- dent from precincts, Steven- son had Kefauver had ,r____________ 384 votes from precincts. idience last night that the party In the race for the GOP nomina-1 should nominate a progressive tion for governor, William G. Stratton, a veteran politican at the age of 38, was setting a runaway pace for four of his opponents. Stratton, a veteran politician at the as state treasurer after two terms Congress, had polled the waverers, and sew up the nom- votes, with of precincts inalion before the Eisenhower reporting. His closest rivals were campaign could get off the ground. Park Livingston, with This strategy has now failed, es- _. scntially because the Taft heart lands have not proved as solid and dependable as they seemed. In the Middle Western heart land the failure has been only partial. There has been no general disinte- gration of Taft's strength, only a slow erosion. For example, the Taft managers claimed all Utah's delegate votes, all South Dakota's, all Indiana's, all Oklahoma's, all Kentucky's, and 15 of Iowa's 26. In practice, Taft has lost undetermin- ed but important delegate strength in Utah, South Dakota, and prob- ably Indiana, half Oklahoma's del- egates, four in Wisconsin, two or three in Kentucky, and six out o the claimed 15 in Iowa. Michigan Divided Moreover, the new worlds have refused to be conquered. Typica is Michigan, where the Republican leaders have been accountec strongly Taft-minded. But they al so want the strongest possible can- didate in order to beat the power- ful local Democratic combination (Continued on Page 7, Column 4.) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Clearing and colder with diminishing winds tonight. Generally fair and con- tinued cold Thursday. Low tonight, 28, high Thursday 35. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 73: minimum, 34; noon. .34: precipitation. .13; sun Throvgh Temple Aaron Syna- sets tonight at sun rises to- gogue in St. Paul on the eve of the Jewish Pass- morrow at over which starts todjy. Numerous original Additional on page 15. manuscripts were stored in the basement Loss section of Dawson. Heavy runoff of melting snows from the Dakota hills plus the backup of a drainage ditch were blamed for cresting the stream at six to seven feet above normal. Some 40 families in the northern section of Dawson were driven from their homes by the rampag- ing freshet. West of Dawson, Highway 212 was reported under more than 20 inches of water. Highway 75 had 12 inches over it at one point. Traffic was proceeding over both roads but at a slowed pace. Mississippi Rising The Minneapolis Weather Bureau has predicted the Mississippi will reach a level three feet above flood stage at Aitkin over the weekend. For the Minnesota, a crest four feet above flood stage was fore- cast to hit Mankato tomorrow. Further up the stream, at New Ulm, high water threatened to shut down the Eagle Roller Mill, em- 250 persons. Warren Pleads For Nomination Of Progressive NEW YORK Earl War- ren told a Republican dinner au- presidential candidate who would not "turn back the clock" even if he could do so, "We cannot, rely upon an 'against' campaign to win the elec- tion in he said.' "We must convince the Amer- ican people that we are thinking in terms of forward action for their welfare. We must not be afraid of the word 'welfare.1' "We must not shrink from the inch further rise in the Minnesota would force closing of the plant, producing barrels of flour per day. Predictions were the stream might rise as much as ten inches Richard Yates Rowe Ivan Elliott, incumbent attorney known needs for social progress. general seeking renomination, ap- We must have our own programs and move forward in the spirit of Joseph P. Burke, to evolution and progress." increased production goals as a result of the move, officials de- clared today. Additional men will be hired at both companies once the change is effected and new equipment will be installed. Total cost of the WIDA construc- tion project, including purchase price of land from the city, will be about Once the new manufacturing plant is completed in about 60 days another 30 days will be re- quired for Plasti Industries to move and set up operations in the new building. Contractors for the new plant are: General construction, Johnson Construction Co., 677 Main St.; plumbing, Winona Plumbing Co., 306 Mankato 'Ave.; electrical, Wi- nona Electric Construction Co., 119 W. 3rd St. The building will be 80 by 250 feet in size, containing square feet of floor space. It will provide Plasti Industries with about double its present operating space. 44 Employes Manufacturing pair of wom- en's and children's plastic boots a day in addition to rain shoes, Plas- ti Industries employs 44. persons with an annual payroll in excess of according to C. E. I Johnson Jr., general manager. The firm has been renting square feet of space from Vulcan Manufacturing Company and an additional square feet at the I McConnon building on Liberty and Second Streets. i Operating 24 hours a day on a six-day week, Plasti Industries will double its production capacity once the shift is made to the new build- ing, officials said. "We hope to catch up on back orders which have us swamped at revealed Ben Peder- son, vice president. He said that the number of employes probably will be increased in the fall to sat- the action. isfy the demand for greater pro- duction. May Employ 70 Although no definite figure could be determined yet, Pederson did say that the firm's employe ros- ter probably would jump to around 70. New equipment, costing between and will be pur- chased by Plasti Industries for the building, Pederson said. "We're going to move without interrupting our produc- tion schedule very he add- ed. The firm, besides producing the Company spokesmen said a six-1 plastic footwear, does industrial coating work for companies throughout the United States. Two sales outlets are used by the com- chain stores and a Chicago jobber. Vulcan Manufacturing Company, which moved to Winona from St. Paul in April, 1943, will use the second floor space vacated by Plasti Industries, for construction of a second drying line, extension of the present line and installation of new induction power welder. Both drying lines will be about. 250 feet long, according to R. E. Lang, president. With greater as- sembly space Vulcan hopes to up production from hydraulic automobile jacks a month to 000. Lang said. The firm now produces one me- chanical safety and three types of hydraulic jacks. A government or- der for three-ton truck jacks is now being rushed to completion, Lang iadded. Vulcan This Picture Taken Thit Morning at Bethlehem, Pa., shows the flag flowing over Gautier Division of Johnson plant, Bethlehem Steel Co. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) International Falls Elects Liquor Store Advocates By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Advocates of municipal liquor store ownership won an almost clean sweep by naming four aldermen as a record number of voters turned out for the annual city election yesterday at International Falls. In other elections, Marshall unseated its mayor while Dawson turned out only 227 voters in returning its chief executive, G. A. Throndrud, to office. International Falls re-elected Mayor Archie Kelley, who had espoused the cause of private own- ership of liquor dispensaries. He counted ballots against the cast for Harold Reich, head- ing the municipal ownership slate. Robert Bennett was named al- derman-at-large, 1479 to 1247, over the bid of Alec Kaviuk for re- election. Albert Kalar was the first ward victor, 397-342 over Ray Mis- ner, seeking his fourth term, and Urban Kerry took the second ward berth, 527-416, from Pat Roche. George Mathews upset Jack Green, 528-361, for the third ward post, where Frank King did not seek re-election. In early and unofficial returns, a bond issue for a storm now employs 52 men, i but with extra assembly space, an i additional 12 to 15 men will be needed, Lang pointed out They will be used for machining opera- tions, he said, with a night shift planned. B. 0. Boyum, Winona, is archi- tect for the new Plasti factory building. B Planes Collide was estimated at Half of St. Paul's fire fighting equipment was called- out to fight the blaze. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) CAMP EDWABDS, Mass, (fl i Two Air Force planes from Otis Air Force base coDided in mid-air j today. Ail 12 men aboard the i planes were believed dead. One was a F-94 all weather jet fighter with two men aboard. The other was a. C-47 transport with 10 1 reported aboard. sewer system was defeated, 1361 to 1297. It required a two-thirds majority for approval. M. M. Abbott made good his bid for re-election to the municipal court bench, 1572 to 1176, against the challenge of Paul B. Ramser. The polling places drew vot- ers compared with a previous high mark of in 1938. International Falls currently has five private on-sale and seven off- sale liquor licenses, all of which expire on April 30. The new council takes office next Tuesday. At Marshall, Dr. C. A, McGuig- gan, the mayor, was unseated by George Abrahamson, votes to 879. Abrabamson manages the Ly- on County Co-op Oil Co. Dr. McGuiggan is a dentist. Glenn Olson won the' first ward council seat in a three-way race with Roy Cnristensen and Ed Marks, Jr. He will succeed Wil- bur Asp, who was not a candidate. 0. T. Bussard was elected with- out opposition in the second ward to the berth Vernon liaison is va- cating. Howard Harmon won re- election as clerk and James Greg- oire was returned as treasurer, both without opposition. Dawson elected G. F. Dahl, M. council. Glen Blumquist was nam- ed treasurer; C. E. Olson, clerk, and H. R. Battersbell municipal judge. Canada Cuts Taxes on Major items OTTAWA taxpayers housewives and auto buyers cuts of 10 to 15 per cent in taxes on major items today. Finance Minister Douglas Ab- bott's 1952-53 budget also set up a new income tax rate which he said would cut these payments-an average six per cent, but he add- ed that a new social security levy would keep the government's bite from most paychecks as high as ever. The record balanced budget, read to the House of Commons last night, promised a nine mil- lion dollar surplus revenues of and expenditures of Only a few and businesses were given any tax relief. But tariffs up to 20 per cent were imposed to protect Can- ada's growing plastics and chera- cal industries from American competition. Major Cuti These were the major tax cuts, most of them effective immediate- ly, on consumer goods: Cigarets: Down three cents for a package of 20. The reduction may reduce the cost of smokes generally from 42 cents to 39 pack. Other consumer goods, including automobiles, firearms, radios and phonographs, tires and tubes, sporting goods, cameras, jewelry. furs, toilet articles, clocks and watches: Off 10 per cent, from 25 per cent to 15 per cent. Stoves, washing machines and refrigerators: 15 per cent tax re- pealed. Soft drinks: 30 per cent tax cut to 15 per cent Truman Touches Off Court Baffle By His Action American Flag Ordered Hoisted Over All Plants WASHINGTON President Truman sent Congress a special message on the steel situation to- day, offering to co-operate with the legislators in establishing "specific terms and conditions" by law for government operation of the seized mills. The message was dispatched to the capitol as the steel industry fought back in the courts against Truman's order last night for sei- zure of the plants. Many of the major steel mills were closed. Workers, whose union had agreed jto work under government sei- zure, were crying "lockout." Explains Seizure Some of the steel companies were taking the position, however, tl.-it the situation had to be clari- fied before they could make operat- ing plans. (ABC and Radio Station KWNO will broadcast the steel industry's reply to President Truman at p.m. today. The talk, -'These Are the Facts, Mr. will be delivered by Clarence B. Rand- all, president of Inland Steel.) Truman said in his message to Congress that he ordered seizure of the steel industry because he believed that to grant it the price increases it sought "would have wrecked our stabilization pro- gram." Industry men had insisted that a price rise of ton for steel would be justified by wage rises recommended for workers by the Wage Stabilization Board Truman, defending his action, told the legislators it was "my duty and within my powers as President." The President's message went on to say that Congress might wish to pass legislation "establishing specific terms and conditions with reference to the operation of the steel mills by the government." Will He added: "On the basis of the facts that are known to me at this time, I do not believe that immediate con- gressional action is essential; but I would, of course, be glad to co- operate in developing any legisla- tive proposals which the Congress may wish to consider." He said if Congress does not act, "I shall continue to do all that ii within my power to keep the steel industry operating and at the same time make every effort to bring about a settlement of the disputes so the mills can be returned to their private owners as soon as possible." Truman declared that the only way he could have avoided gov- ernment operation was "to grant the demands of the steel industry for a large price increase which might have done "incalculable damage" to the country. Secretary of Commerce Sawyer, whom Truman made boss over the seized industry, ordered the Amer- ican flag flown over all steel plants and notices posted that they were now government property. It remained to be seen whether the steel firms would comply, in view of their contentions that their rights under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution were being violated. These amend- ments provide guarantees against illegal search and seizure and against depriving of property with- out due process of law. Sawyer said he bad no present plans to change worker pay rates (Continued on IS, Column 4.) STEEL Secretary Snrycr ;