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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight and Thursday; No Temperature Change VOLUME 52, NO. 145 Lake Park Band Concert Tonight SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1952 Symingt W ns in ssoun Ike Gives America 10-Point Plan Dwight Eisenhower raises his arms in recognition of the ap- plause as he finishes his address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Los Angeles. The speech, in Memorial Coliseum, was his first major address since his nomination for president. At right is Gov. Earl Warren of California. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) _______ Over-Age For Navy, Got Into West Point Editor's Note: This, the Hfth in a scries of 18 relates how Eisenhower, influenced by a family friend, decided to follow a i- tary career. His mother did not approve, but, obeying her own precepts, she did not stand in his way. Young Dwight D. Eisenhower was dutiful to his par- ents, devoted to his brothers, shy of girls, fond of games, and full of boyish spunk. He was well adjusted, as-he still is- none of the peculiarly harrowing experiences that customarily afflict a poor boy in a public school ever warped his character. Every minute outside school hours, it seemed he haa to work. At this period his father was retreating into religious mysticism, and his mother needed every bit of money the boys could provide. When he was chief of staff in Washington, some 40 years later, a delegation of busi- nessmen asked Eisenhower if he were really a conserva- tive." Answer: "Any of you fellows ever grow up work- ing on a He was a better than average student during the high-school years at Abilene although his over- riding interest was athletics. Ani eral years to a military school, and was utterly devoted to the idea of getting into the Naval Academy at Annapolis. He had nding interest was Acaaemy when he was old enough, taken the examinations once and rtnwn a iob in the creamery that failed- now he was trying again. down a job in the creamery employed his father, which cu into his hours for study. One of his youthful ambitions was to go to South America and help open it up His brother Edgar wanted badly to go to college, and he and Dwight struck a bargain; they would work alternate years, each supporting the other for a year at some university. failed; now he was trying again. And he persuaded Eisenhower to try for an appointment there. Lifelong Friend Mr. Hazlett, it might be said parenthetically, finally got into An- napolis, rose to have a distinguish- ed career in the Navy, returned to the Academy to teach, and eventually retired to Chapel, North Wants Peaceful, Prosperous and Happy Nation Views Represent Soldier's Dreams, VFW Rally Told LOS ANGELES Dwight D. Eisenhower last night gave the nation a soldier's prayer in the form of a 10-point program for a peaceful, prosperous and happy America. "I have written down these 10 he told the 53rd Annual Encampment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, "because they rep- resent the outline of a dream of the soldiers with whom I served. And I believe they are attainable. "Each of us carries his own pic- ture of America when he fights for her. It is the picture of what he is defending." These are Eisenhower's 10 ob- jectives: 1. Increase America's strength. 2. Win a just and last- ing peace. 3. Build a peaceful prosperity. 4. Make the "promise of equality" a fact. 5. Strengthen the se- curity and welfare of the people. 6. Fight high prices and high taxes. 7. Subject all policy to the test: Is it good for America? 8. Restore honesty to government. 9. Insure 'loyalty in government. 10. Revive hope of a better life in every Amer- ican. The 12-minute speech was the general's first since winning the Republican presidential nomina- tion. Shortly after its delivery, he left by plane for Denver, arriving shortly before 3 a. m. Careful Scrutiny Political leaders are giving care- ful scrutiny to bis remarks and also to the fact the crowd that heard the-speech seemed almost lost in the Memorial Coliseum. But even though the speech was labeled Eisenhower aides made no attempt to conceal their disappointment at the small crowd. They theorized it nfight have been better to have tried a smaller arena for the maiden speech; but they had no the VFW had to have the Coliseum for its long drum and bugle corps parade. Crowd estimates ran from by Coliseum officials to by police. The event was free to the Biddy, An Unusually Friendly Hen, began mothering these nine English shepherd pups when their mother scorned them on W. C. Vogley's farm near Kokomo, Ind. Biddy has fought to keep the pups, although now, at the age of 3 weeks, they playfully are biting out her tailfeathers. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Drought Broken by Storm By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nature or professional rain-makers brought, crop-reviving storms to Connecticut's dust-dry tobacco and vegetable farms Tues- day and more scattered showers sprinkled the drought-seared South Less than 18 hours after a firm hired by farmers- seeded the clouds with chemicals, electrical storms raced from west to east across Connecticut. The storms dumped from to inches of rain over most of the state. South Turning To Stevenson, Democrats Say Growing Support Indicated, Russell At Springfield SPRINGFIELD, 111. cratic presidential nominee Adlai E. Stevenson mapped a conference with Sen. Richard Russell of Geor- gia today amid signs of growing support for the Stevenson-Spark- man ticket in the uncommitted deep South. The meeting will be the first since, the Democratic convention in Chicago. Russell, one of the front- runners for the nomination in pre- convention campaigning, is expect- ed to pledge full support and offer his help in the coming campaign. The Illinois governor received a promise of support yesterday from Mississippi and there were indica- tions that South Carolina's Demo- crats would find him acceptable. Bolted in 1948 Both Mississippi and South Caro- lina angrily bolted the Democratic party in 1948 because of differ- ences over civil rights legislation. Support of Stevenson and his run- ning mate, Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama, also was announced from another quarter. A. T. Wald- en, an influential deep South Negro Democrat of Atlanta, urged elec- tion the Democratic ticket. He said Southern Negroes could sup- port it "with enthusiasm." Mississippi's Gov. Hugh White, in a 90-minute conference with Stevenson yesterday, assured the Illinois governor of almost solid backing from virtually all the state's top ranking political leaders. The indication that Stevenson was receiving growing support in South Carolina came on the eve of that state's convention. The con- vention was recessed last April when the state party was unwill- ing to pledge its support to the national party without knowing the nominees and platform. Byrnes Silent Defeats Truman's Choice for Senate Third Intervention in State by President and Third Defeat By LARRY HALL ST. LOUIS Stuart Symington, a businessman turned po- litical charmer, piled up a landslide victory today over President Truman's choice for his home state Democratic senatorial nomination. The President picked Atty. Gen. J. E. Buck Taylor for the nomi- nation in yesterday's bitter crossed that the Democrats won't try to make political capital of the an Eisenhower man said just before the "Ike" group flew back to Denver headquarters. iumc Carolina, where he lives today. Dwight spent the year 3909-1910 ,_ as second engineer and fireman at the creamery, working the night shift "I just drifted into it, ne says nowadays. When he talked to the CIO convention at Atlantic City in 1946 he mentioned casually that he had worked an eighty-four- hour week as a young man. Dur- ing the war he often worked more hours a week than eighty-four. Class Prophecy The class prophecy, when Eisen- hower was graduated from high school, said that he would end up as a professor of history at Yale. When I asked him recently wha-t turned him into a soldier he thought for a while, puzzled, and said that he had always been in- terested in reading military his- torv The decisive influences were personal and accidental. Eisen- hower was strongly influenced, first by a man named Little who was one of his mother's close friends. Mr. Little had gone to West Point, and then had to leave the Academy on account of sudden- ly failing eyesight. The circum- stances of this story and the frus- tration it apparently cost Mr. Lit- tle made a strong impression on Eisenhower. Second, immediately after grad- vation from high school, Dwight formed a close friendship with Ev- erett E. Hazlett Jr. Hazlett's father was a doctor. The two boys became inseparable, and talks with the father stimulated Dwight's sense of competition. Al- so young Hazlett had gone for sev- Eisenhower told me that he is still in steady touch with him. He writes him long letters when he is "troubled by big and eagerly awaits Hazlett's reply. One recent letter was about intricacies in the relationship of military and civilian authority. Eisenhower did not know how to summon the political influence necessary to get a chance at An- napolis. Finally he went to a lo- cal editor named Heath, who act- ed as an intermediary with Sen. Bristow, one of the Kansas sena- tors of the time. Bristow, interest- ingly enough, was an advanced lib- eral and people's man who work- ed closely with William Allen White. Eisenhower's first great step forward in life came, in other words, because a Republican of unorthodox breed vouched for him. Eisenhower, always an enterpris- ing young man, went to Topeka and took examinations not merely for Annapolis, but for West Point too. To his surprise he came out first in the Annapolis test and sec- ond in that for West Point. It was lucky that he took both examina- tions, because he discovered that he was overage for Annapolis by a few months. But, West Point, which had a different age limit, was willing to accept him; also the highest man in the West Point examination could not take the ap- pointment at the last minute, and Eisenhower automatically stepped (Continued on Page 9, Column 1) EISENHOWER public. "We're Some of the heaviest rain fell in Connecticut Valley target area for the Wallace E. Howell Asso- ciates of Cambridge, Mass. After the downpours, the Dis- aster Relief and Research Admin- istration, Inc., formed to sponsor the project, put the rainmakers on stand-by. An advisory committee was appointed to determine when and if operations would be re- sumed. No Claims The rainmakers were not ready to make any claims, however. A firm spokesman said results of a single day did not constitute con- clusive proof. he added, "this is what success looks like." The rain also hit other parts of keeping our fingers est fires. More scattered cording 2.33 inches. It marked 'the first substantial rainfall in Eastern Massachusetts during the 37-day, multi-million dollar drought that has withered crops and caused hundreds of for- light showers were reported from Virginia to the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama. Another area of scattered showers was spreading southeastward from Missouri and Southern Illinois. Recent showers in the Southern drought belt have been: too light and too scattered to afford wide. spread relief. In some places, with the bulk of the corn and vegetable crop burned out, they came too late. Jenna Whatley, 19, Of Winnfield, La., was chosim "Miss VFW of 1952" at a beau- ty contest in Los Angeles, as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars encampment. She is a student at Louisiana Polytech- nic Institute at Huston, La., and is a 5 foot, 8 inch brunette. (AP Wirephoto) 6MIGsShot Down in Four Korean Battles SEOUL, Korea UP) U. S. Fifth Air Force said its Sabre Jet pilots shot down six Communist MIGs today in four separate air battles over North Korea, raising to 10 the number of Russian-built jet fighters destroyed in two days. The Air Force said one MIG was damaged in today's scraps involv- ing Sabre pilots of the Fourth and 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wings. "We are happy to see them come up. The more that come up the more can blast said Col. Harrison R, Thyng, com- Loises Heavy The long drought has destroyed more than a half billion dollars worth of corn, tobacco, cotton and vegetable crops in the South and American flights returned. His wing was credited with five of the kills today. Fighter-bombers swarmed over North Korean targets in bright weather. By noon today, the Fifth Air Force said, Allied planes had de- stroyed four enemy boxcars and damaged eight, smashed four road bridges and one rail bridge and knocked out seven mortar posi- tions. On the ground, troops sweltered in 100 degree temperature. Fight- ing was generally light. On the Central Front Allied troops counterattacked after dawn and pushed the Reds off an out- post the Communists won last night. A U. S. Eighth Army spokesman said only 84 Red soldiers were cap- tured in July, believed to be a new low for the entire war. He listed East. Withered pastures have caused a feed problem for live-J as 4.499 Agriculture Department officials have arranged a meeting in Atlan- ta today and Thursday to discuss means of getting aid to farmers drought stricken Southeastern states. The Interstate Commerce Com- mission has authorized cut-rate rail rates on hay shipped into the dis- aster area, but some railroads have balked at this. The Western Traffic Association, representing 47 railroads operating west of the Mississippi River, an- nounced in Chicago it is "obliged to refuse" because "rates on hay already are on a low basis." Cool weather prevailed in the up- per Mississippi Valley, Northern Plains and Great Lakes region. The weather continued warm in the South and in interior regions of the Pacific states. since March. The Navy reported the destroyers Carmick and Pierce Tuesday de- stroyed a Communist northbound freight near Songjin on the Korea east coast with 5-inch and 40 mm. gunfire. 2 of Italian Quadruplets Die NAPLES, Italy of the quadruplet boys born prematurely to a village bricklayer's wife died last night in the Naples University Hospital. The babies and their 23-year-old mother were taken to the hospital yesterday soon after the birth in the nearby village of Afragola. W. Stuart Symington Williams and Alger Win In Michigan DETROIT Two scions of Detroit's Gold Coast G, Mermen Williams and Fred M. Alger Jr. oyrnes oneni jwffl fight it out for the governor- Gov. James F. Byrnes, a key ship of Michigan this fall as the man at the convention, has had nothing to say since criticizing the party's civil rights plank at the Chicago convention, but Sen. Burn- et R. Maybank and Sen. Olin D. Johnston have come out for the ticket. Stevenson also conferred Tues- day with Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan on plans for woo- ing the nation's farm vote. After the conference, Brannan told reporters, "I wouldni't be will- ing to concede any farm state (to the Republicans) at this stage." He indicated the Democrats will not press for the so-called "Bran- primary election. Taylor kept glumly silent as Symington's lead mounted. It was the third time since he had intervened in home state poli- ics, and bis third defeat. With of the state's precincts counted, Symington had Taylor a mas- sive margin of more than Strong in St. Louis The bulk of Symington's victory was fashioned in St. Louis, where he was .supported both by the forces of Sheriff Thomas F. Calla- nan and many of Callanan's oppo- nents, as well as many labor groups. St. Louis gave Symington more than votes over Taylor. But the President's home pre- cinct in Independence also voted for the former administration trou- ble shooter 114 to 20. Symington's opponent in Novem- ber will be Republican incumbent James P. Kern of Kansas City, a bitter foe of administration foreign and domestic policies. Kem had only token opposition. Next to the size of Symington's victory, the primary's big sur- prise was the way Sheriff Calla- nac's bid for state-wide power failed. His machine was all but wrecked when it ran head-on into an uprising of independent voters in St. Louis'. Callanan even lost his own bid for renomination as sheriff- Welch Defeated His program to achieve state- wide power called for congress- man Phil J. Welch of St. Joseph to -win the Democratic nomination for governor. But Welch went down to defeat by a margin only slightly less de- cisive than in the Senate race. For- mer Gov. Phil M. Donnelly of Lebanon downed him in the voting surge. Donnelly's supporters included James M. Pendergast, head of the Kansas City faction to which the President belongs. With precincts reported, Donnelly had and Welch result of Tuesday's summer pri- mary election. Williams, the incumbent Demo- cratic governor, won a whopping courtesy vote in his party primary although unopposed, and Alger, making his second try for the Re- publican nomination, roared down-1 The Republican nomination went state into his home county of I to state Rep. Howard Ellictt of Wayne (Detroit) with a plurality passing with nearly half of the votes counted in the unoffi- cial total. And it will be U. S. Sen. Blair Moody, the Democratic incumbent, against Rep. Charles E. Potter, nuL iJicaa xui uic au-i-aiAcu jjiaii- agtiLuai Avcy. nan Plan" of price supports that nth District congressman since have aroused a storm of and legless World War If versy in the agricultural world. veteran. Scven-Year-Old Leonard Ross of Tujunga, Calif., has been reading since he was three and recently passed the government test for novice radio operator's license. He's spending the sum- mer attending an atiult class in radio engineering, but took time out to follow the political conventions carefully. This picture was made as he took his operator's test several weeks ago. Tuesday he passed the more difficult third-class commercial radio opera- tor's test. (AP Wirepboto to The Republican-Herald) St. Louis County. All incuznbeat congressmen who were seeking renomination ap- peared safe. Aid Cut to Some Remarried Mothers Of Dependents ST. PAUL state today suspended payments to remarried mothers of dependent children, whose fathers were killed or fat- ally injured in accidents in the course of employment Because of lack of money in a special state compensation fund, the State Industrial Commission announced it was necessary to halt payments, af least until the next legislature meets. T. M. Hynes, compensation counsel for the commission, said .the payment suspension was im- (perative to conserve the small re- i maining amount in the special fund so that payments could be con- tinued to widows with dependent children and to bedridden perma- nently and totally disabled em- ployes. Arthur Ramberg, member of the commission, said that the next leg- islature will be asked to make an appropriation of in the form of a loan, to meet the emer- gency. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair tonight and Thursday. No im- portant change in temperature. Low tonight 5S, high Thursday 78. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 77; minimum, 54; noon, 71; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. temp. 74 at p. m. Tuesday, 54 at a. m. today. Noon wind. Cloudt broken it feet, visibility 15 miles, humidity barometer 30.10, steady. Additional weather on Page 9. ;