Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Occasional Rain Tonight And Saturday Read Wilson Page 4 That's Earl, Brother VOLUME 52, NO. 165 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES New Legion Chief Asks National Military Training NEW YORK lav-Lewis Ketcham Gough, newly elected national commander of the American Le- gion, urges national security mil- itary training legislation to keep the nation in' a state of prepared- ness. The 44-year-old Gough, a World War II veteran now living in Pasadena, Calif., was elected Thursday as head of the Legion in the closing session of its 34th an- nual convention. Gougb, who served in the Navy with the rank of commander, over- whelmingly defeated his only rival, Walter E. Alessandroni, 36, of Philadelphia. Gough is an inheritance tax ap- praiser employed by the state of California. His legion office pays annually. Election is for the ensuing year. At ceremonies in Madison Square Garden, Gough had the red cap of legion commander placed on his head by his predecessor, Donald R. Wilson of Clarksburg, W. Va. In his acceptance address, Gough urged "intelligence, firmness and courage" in combating Commu- nism, and pleaded for a decisive military program for the nation's youth. "For 34 years the legion has had the he said, "A national security training that is univer- Lewis K. Gough New Legion Commander sal, economical, effective and safe- guarded by civilian control. "As your commander, I shall ask for your all-out effort for (such) legislation. .t, As the convention neared its close, the delegates urged an in- vestigation of national Selective Service headquarters. There'll Be Plowing Too at Kasson Meet KASSON-DODGE CENTER, Minn. tw-They're going to be doing some plowing, too, at the National Plowing Contest Sept. 6. The site of the big farm event already has shaped up as a major political arena where Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson will mount a plank platform and expound farm views. But officials of the contest, formally known as National Son Con- servation Day and Plow Matches, stress that all the politcal hoopla won't deter them in their efforts to put on an event aimed at im- proving farming practices. Harold Severson, chairman of the publicity committee, said today "The forsotten men of the soil con- servation demonstration and plow- ing matches are stolidly going ahead with their work and their Passes The affair is sponsored by a corporation made up of seven Southeastern Minnesota soil con- servation districts. It will be held TODAY 'asses Acid Test By JOSEPH ALSOP NEW YORK To open his cam- paign for the presidency, Adlai Stevenson went before the Ameri- can Legion as Daniel entered the lion's den. Like Daniel, he came out unscathed and in glory. It was a virtuoso performance. And the fact had better be faced by Re- publicans as well as jubilated-over by the extraordi- nary gift of words of Stevenson's is going to play a dominating part in the campaign. Long before Stevenson entered Madison Square Garden, copies of his speech had been distributed, and it was apparent that he had chosen the role of Daniel deliber- ately, with word went astute courage, 'round, "If he The make them take this, he can make anybody take and that was not far from the truth. Rapped McCarthy Stevenson had chosen patriotism as his theme. But Stevenson's def- nition of patriotism firmly ex- cluded most of the things the American Legion's leaders have called patriotic. McCarthyisra was roundly and ruthlessly condemned, and not so long after the Legion had conferred a medal on McCar- thy. Witch-hunts for subversives in the school spe- cialty of many state Legions were crisply rebuked. And Steven- son even flatly warned the Legion that he would resist all pressures for excessive veterans' which was a bit like Daniel telling the lions to be vegetarians. With the fact already known that Stevenson would say these and oth- er unpalatable things to the great on six farms between Kasson and Dodge Center. Rochester, home of the famed Mayo Clinic, is about 17 miles to the east. There will be two divisions to the plow (on hilly land) and level-land. Plow- men from about 15 states have al- ready entered and tractors, plows and other farm machinery have begun to arrive on the scene. Among the entrants is 80-year- old J. H. Thomas of Reserve, Kan., who won the England Wales plow- ing contest with horses when he was 21. At the same time as the matches, soil conservation demonstrations will be going on. These include terracing on hillsides, planting of windbreaks and other practices to slow costly soil erosion. Another demonstration, using feet of cylindrical tile sections, will show how a marshy area can be drained and put in shape for crops. May Attend The center of interest for many of the expected spectators '.rill be a 30-acre "headquarters area." Fifty tents, the biggest 50X80 feet, were pitched Thursday. The Dodge County Red Cross chapter is rolling bandages and getting other equipment for a first aid station. One Kasson grocer has five tons of weiners on order. The American Legion post has made arrange- ments for two tons of coffee. Eighteen of .the 30 acres have been set aside as a natural am- phitheater for the program which will include the Eisenhower and Stevenson speeches. Director of operations for the Stevenson Hails Humphrey Bill On Civil Rights Opposes Compulsory Enforcement of Control Legislation By R ELM AN MORIN NEW YORK UP) Gov. Stevenson closes his first campaign invasion of the East today after throwing a series of challenges at the Republicans, particularly on the issue of civil rights. He plans to return to his office in Springfield, HI., this afternoon. This ends the first skirmish be- tween Stevenson and his Republi- can opponent for the presidency, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Next week, Stevenson heads westward while Eisenhower makes a cam- paign swing through the South. with an eye on Eisenhower's first trip em- phasized civil rights and the allied issue of the Senate filibuster, in his last New York speeches. U. S. Responsible This is what he said: "The federal government has a direct reponsibility to maintain progress by helping to secure equal right for all our people I have been impressed by the recent bill reported by Sen. Humphrey on behalf of the Senate Labor Committee." This bill sets up anti-discrimina- tion standards on employment in the individual .provi- sion for the federal government to step in if an individual state does not act. On the question of the filibuster, Stevenson said: 'The precise nature of the changes that should be made in the present rules of Congress is, of course, a problem for the Con- This Picture of Edward Ar- thur McCormick, 27, was taken by an FBI agent who posed as a commercial photographer in Minneapolis. Victims of the robbery at the Citizens State Bank, Waterville, Minn., iden- tified the picture uiat the man who stag''- a holdup there Aug. 8. (Af Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Ex-Convict Held For Waterviile gress itself As President, 11 the holdup, could not make the decision, but I MINNEAPOLIS A 27-year- old North Mankato man, an ex- convict, was seized in a Minneapo- lis hotel early today for the Aug. IS holdup of the Citizens State Bank at Waterville, Minn. Guy Banister, special agent in charge of the FBI at Minneapolis, identified the man as Edward Ar- thur McCormick, 27, and said he had signed a statement admitting could and would use whatever in- fluence I may have to encourage the congress to shake off its shackles." Stresses Position He pin-pointed his position with the words: "In these perilous times, we can- not risk.submerging our national purposes in a sea of interminable conversation." Eisenhower told a delegation from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peo- ple several days ago that he is opposed to compulsory enforce- ment of civil rights legislation. Roy Wilkins, administrator of the NAACP, quoted the general as say- ing he was opposed to the com- pulsory clauses. He just couldn't come to the hall-full of assembled Legionnaires, j farm event is W. M. Roberts, a there was drama in the candidate's district conservationist for the U.S. entrance. The galleries, which "Soil Conservation Service. He said he would just as soon have neither presidential candidate nor any politics injected into the big day, but the sentiment gen- erally seems to be that everyone is welcome. A big sign saying just that was stretched across the main street of Kasson Thursday. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Increas- ing cloudiness tonight and Satur- day with occasional rain tonight and Saturday forenoon. Warmer Saturday. Low tonight 62, high Saturday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 85; minimum, 65; noon, 65; precipitation, .33; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. temp. 83 at p.m. Thurs- day, min. 65 at noon today. Noon overcast at 500 feet, visibility two miles, wind were filled by non-legionnaire Stevenson supporters, cheered their heads off; but at first there did not seem to be much enthusi- asm on the floor for this small, plump man with the plain but ex- pressive face, who accepted his welcome with such amiable self- confidence. Teases Legionnaires Then the introductions were over, and Stevenson began to speak. Humor in politics is highly unconventional, except in the "it- reminds-me-of-a-story" form; and dry wit is utterly unknown. Yet the little man with the light, al- most excessively cultivated voice chose to poke dry fun at his audi- ence in his warm-up. And when he teased the Legionnaires about their convention-time habits, saying that he knew they were much too busy visiting New York's museums and art galleries to want, to give much time to hearing him, the small but somehow bold 'joke went over big. The timing did it the little before the word "muse- and the way the word was popped out, half with a twin- pause kle, half dead-pan. (Continued on Page 13, Column I.) ALSOPS Stevenson calm, humidity 99 per cent, baro- meter 30.06 steady. Additional weather on page 9. conclusion that that's the way to solve the Wilkins added. Wilkins said Eisenhower told the delegation, however, that "every American is entitled to equal op- portunity, I am personally work- ing as hard as I can for the attain- ment of non-discrimination against any citizen." Words for South And Stevenson had some other words about the South. In a description of his vice-presi- dential running mate, Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama, the gover- nor said: "He is a leading representative of the new liberalism which is changing the face and the folk-! ways of the South." Then, in a long discussion of equal rights, he praised the prog- ress made in the Southern states, declaring: "Just as it is chastening to rea- alize our own failures and short- comings in the North, so is it both (Continued on Page 9, Column 1.) Part of the loot and a sawed-off shotgun used in the holdup 'were recovered from an automobile Mc- Cormick bought the day following the robbery. The amount recov- ered was not disclosed. Bank estimates after the robbery placed the loss at about but McCormick Indicated he got more than S4.000. He said he got about in big bills but didn't bother to count the one- and five- dollar bills. Banister personally led a raiding party made up of FBI agents, Minneapolis police and a state bureau representative. They found McCormick in bed at the Stevens Hotel, 1409 Stevens Ave. He of- fered no resistance. Banister said McCormick had served time in the Missouri State Penitentiary for armed robbery. McCormick gave North Mankato as his home but recently had been working in a Minneapolis machine shop. The original tip pointing to Mc- Cormick as a suspect in the Wat- erville robbery came to the FBI from two Mankato police captains, Gordon A. Donaldson and Albert Nerland. Minneapolis Police Inspector Named MINNEAPOLIS E. I. (Pat) Walling, head of the Minneapolis police morals squad, is the new inspector of Minneapolis police. Chief Thomas R. Jones named Walling Thursday to replace Wil- liam Joyce who has been re-assign- ed to new duties at the request of Mayor Eric Hoyer. Hoyer said he Ike Will Put More Fireworks i Into Speeches New York Office Closed to Callers As General Works By JAMES DEVLIN NEW YORK Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower closed his office door to visitors today to write speeches that an aide hinted would produce the "fireworks" his sup- porters have demanded. The Republican presidential can- didate intended to closet himself with his staff for three straight days to 'concentrate on addresses he will deliver on a Southern trip starting Tuesday. This attention on what to say and how to -say it followed com- plaints from some of his most ar- dent adn.irers that his campaigning so far hart been too soft. A stream of callers at his head- quarters yesterday told newsmen the general was pacing his White House bid ably, building it up grad- ually to reach a peak just before election rather than firing Ms heavy ammunition now. Sharp Barbs But with his Democratic rival, Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois, throwing increasingly sharp barbs in the general's direction, James Hagerty, Eisenhower's press sec- retary, told reporters the GOP candidate might explode some fire- works on his Southern swing. Previously, he had not been slated to start his oratorical slug- ging until his Sept. 4 Philadelphia speech, at the earliest. The general, as he embarked on his literary task, was buoyed by word that he could expect a heavy share of votes from millions of Americans of Polish descent. Five leaders of Polish organiza- tions conferred with him yesterday at his Hotel Commodore headquar- ters and later told newsmen they had informed him they could not support the Democratic party. "At Yalta, President Roosevelt sold Poland the same as he did said Frank Wazeter, pres- ident of the New York Division of the six-million-member Polish-Am- erican Congress. See Poland Betrayed "Our people can't feel sympa- thetic to a party that made'those things possible" Watzeter said. Wazeter said the leaders who visited Eisenhower spoke as indi- viduals, but they believed they Plane echoed a Americans sentiment generally of Polish- t h a t the Democratic party "betrayed Po- land." The spokesman said Charles Rozmarek of Chicago, national president of the congress, support- ed President Roosevelt in 1944, but that he backed Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican candidate, in 1948, and that he was in the Eisenhower camp this year. Peter Yolles, editor of New York's Polish-language Nowi Swiat said Eisenhower repeated to the delegation the substance of his American Legion speech in which the general called for eventual freedom for Soviet satellite coun- tries. Yolles said the delegation told Eisenhower of "the need for free- ing Poland from Soviet enslave- ment" but "we did not tell him we thought it desirable to go to The editor said Poles of Ameri- can descent believed Polish free- dom could be achieved by "peace- ful, progressive penetration." Spyrus Skouras, president of 20th Century-Fox Film Corp., visited Elmer Smith, 18, who lives in Itasca County, near Grand Rapids, and Joan Schmidt, 18, rural Ramsey County, are the new Minnesota 4-H king and queen of health. They took top honors in health achievement contests Thursday at the State fair. They were selected on the basis of health improvement, community health activities and physical condition. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Story on Page 3. ON WAY TO MILWAUKEE Truman Will Stop If Crowds By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON Truman looked over the ammuni- tion today for his first "whistle-stop" tour for the Stevenson-Sparkman ticket The outgoing President and his White House staff brushed aside queries as to how many speeches he will make on his Labor Day tour to Milwaukee, but one veteran aide told a reporter: "Any stop where they show us a crowd at a respectable hour, j we'll show them the President on the back platform." Trumaa was asked at a news conference yesterday if he would name the targets of his give-'em- hell talks to and from Milwaukee, Monday and Tuesday. He said the newsmen would have to find out as he went along. Big Speech Monday His special train leaves Wash- ington late Sunday night for Mil- waukee where he will make a ma- jor speech at a Labor Day rally r Dulles Attacks Termites' in U.S. Government GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. W John Foster Dulles today attacked "termites" in government and de- clared a greater measure of pa- JV. -__ triotism is needed among all in at p. m., EST Monday. He I authority as "we look into the will return to Washington Tuesday awful abyss of atomic and hydro- night. Westbound, the trip will take Tru- man through Pittsburgh, Crestline, Ohio, Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Chi- STEVENSON tion developed between a small part of the department and the i chief." Eisenhower and said, "I came to Cago. Returning 'the special train (Continued on Page 9, Column 2.) IKE Tech. Sgt. Charles R. Buggy, center, of Winne- bago, Neb., stands grim-faced after landtag in Salem, Mass., with pilots of the U. S. Coast Guard jnercy plane which plucked him from the troop transport Gen. Alexander Patch 500 miles at sea in the Atlantic ocean in a race home to his tragedy-stricken family. Left to right, aviation pilot E. P. Ward of Lynn, Mass.; Sgt. Buggy and Lt. W. G. Fenlen of Danvers, Mass. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) will be routed through Cincinnati, gen war." In a speech prepared for the Na- tional convention of Amvets, the Republican party foreign policy adviser declared: "Termites can destroy the noble Ohio, Parkersburg, Clarksburg and edifice that our forebears built. ___ __ _. TVioir wiiief Via T-Anfon ,-mf1 otirt tno Keyser, W. Va. While the President was non- commital on most political ques- tions, he spoke up sharply when reporters asked him about a de- mand by the American Legion .that he oust Dean Acheson as secretary of state. Cites Silent Vote Truman said the Legion's resolu- tion was got up by young boys and passed by a silent vote. He did not explain what he meant by silent vote but, in New York, Rogers Kelley of Ediaburg, Tex., chairman of the Legion's Foreign Relations Committee which presented the oust-Acheson resolution, challenged Truman's "young boys" statement. Kelley said al) Out two of the 33 committee rnsmbers were 40 or older. Then, the outgoing commander, Donald R. Wilson, said in his re- tiring address: "I am advised that there are persons who say this convention was conducted by a group of chil- dren. I would remind any such person that, if we are chil- dren, we are children of God, and children who fought for this coun- try Truman, at a news confer- ence, said that if the Legionnaires had the responsibility for naming the best man in the. United States for the job it would have been different. Truman said any further answer to the Legion's demand would be unprintable. Thus, the President again made it clear he intends to keep Achdson on the job as long as he is president. They must be rooted out, and the loyalty which qualifies their suc- cessors must be something more positive than the negative virtue of not being a known member of the Communist party." Dulles told the World War II veterans: "When I speak of those 'in au- I have in mind not only the handful of conspicuous men at the top, but also the hundreds of thousands of government servants in all branches of public service. When government is so big that it spends 80 billion dollars a year, a few men at the top cannot keep track of all that goes on. Often it is the inconspicuous persons who exert the greatest influence upon policy and, above all, upon per- formance." "I shall not give you my ideas as to the responsibility for the Dulles told the veterans. "If I did, I might sound partisan. For a Democratic administration has had the responsibility to con- duct our foreign affairs during the years that led into World War I, into World War II, into the Korean War, and that have led us into what President Truman this year calls 'deadly and what Gen. Eisenhower this week identified as i the greatest peril1 in our nation's history." Dulles made no further reference to the Republican presidential nom- inee, whom he advises on foreign policy. Dulles declared: "We must abandon the negative, futile and immoral policy of 'con- and adopt a positive program which actively seeks the peaceful liberation of the captive nations from the yoke of Moscow." Rain of Bombs Batters North Korea Capital City 'Blowing Up All Over' Returned U.N. Pilot Reports By SAM SUMMERLIN SEOUL, Korea W) Tfie U. S. Fifth Air Force said more than 420 warplanes from four Allied nations today blasted Pyongyang; the shattered capital of North Korea, in one of the mightiest raids of the war. The planes made more than 750 individual flights in morning and afternoon smashes at the city. Civilians were warned to evac- uate the strategic industrial city before waves of land and carrieri based fighter bombers appeared.' South African, South Korean and Australian planes joined U. S. Air Force, Marine and Navy pilots in this fifth attack on the Red capital since Aug. 1. In the morning smash alone, 420 fighter bombers strafed and hurled 100 tons of bombs at two airfields, a power plant, factories, anti-, aircraft batteries, and some 40 other vital military targets at the outskirts of the city that had population of in 1942. Four large exlosions ripped tfii area after the bombs hit. The Air Force said U. N. destroyed 24 troop and supply buildings, damaged 30 buildings and destroyed or damaged 14'gun emplacements. U. S. Shooting Stars and Thun- derjets moved in first to knock out the antiaircraft batteries sur- rounding the .targets. Then the fast jets unleashed then1 'pounders on the choice tir- gets. Allied air losses, if any, not announced. Fast Australian Meteor jets and U. S. Sabre jets, flying protective cover, tangled with 16 Russian- built MIG 15s in three brief dog- fights, but inflicted no damage. In accordance with U. N. policy of warning civilians in North Korean cities before raids, Radio Seoul told of the" raid in advance and leaflets were dropped on Py- ongyang, urging non-combatants to leave. U. N. B26 light bombers ham- mered at Sinmak on the Haeja Peninsula on Korea's west coast meanwhile. The mudcaked bartlefront con- tinued relatively quiet. For a week rain has kept the ground front 'a quagmire and fighting has been light. The U. S. Eighth Army said this morning only light patrol contacts and one Chinese probe on the Cen- tral Front broke the calm. Allied defenders beat off two Red squads southeast of Kumsong Thursday night after a 30-minute exchange of fire. On the Western Front, Allied ar- tillery strikes against three Chi- nese groups west of Korangpo and north of Panmunjom resulted in, an estimated 62 enemy soldiers killed and wounded, the Eighth Army said. Brannan Plan To Be Defended Ai Lake Bronsoir LAKE BRONSON, Minn, Brannan plan will be defended here Sunday by the man who should know most about it, the U. S. agriculture chief who authored the proposed system for maintaining prices of farm commodities. Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan will head up the list of speakers at a ninth district rally of the Deraocratic-Farmer-Labor party in Minnesota. Other addresses will be given by U. S. Sen. Hubert Humphrey Orville Freeman, can- didate for the DFL siomination -for governor, and Curtis Olson of Ros- eau, DFL candidate for congress in the ninth district. Humphrey's talk is billed as m "report to the people." Brannan was invited to the rally by Clifford Bouvette, editor of the Hallock Enterprise, Kittson County DFL chairman and a member of the party's state central commit- tee. Bouvette said Brannan and other party leaders will be feted at a luncheon in the 700va ere Lake Bronson State Park. He and the other speakers will deliver their addresses in a program beginning at 2 p. m. in a natural amphi- theater.