Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Warmer Tonight, Thundershowers; High Sunday 94 Chiefs at Austin 8 p. m. Sunday KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 52, NO. 118 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY S, 1952 FOURTEEN PAGES TODAY Stevenson Interested If Taft Wins By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON If Sen. Rober A: Taft is nominated at the Re publican convention next week Gov. Adlai Stevenson will unques tionably make it clear that he will accept the Democratic nomination if it is offered him. Close friend of the Illinois governor have m doubts at all on this score. Stevenson's friends heaved a great sigh of relief a few day: ago, when he issued a statemen saying that he would "decide wha to do at that time in the light o conditions then in case a draft-Stevenson movement go under way. The background of this statement is interesting. At least three times in recen weeks, Stevenson has been on the verge of issuing a very different statement, which he had actually written out in longhand. Steven- son's reluctance to run, which has sprung largely from his divorced wife's now public opposition to his candidacy, has been absolutely genuine. The statement he wrote out in longhand was modeled on the traditional Sherman precedent, and it would have removed his name from consideration and for all. Taunted With Taft His friends have found that only one argument sufficed to persuade Stevenson to keep this statement locked in his desk. They have argued that the election of Sen. 'Taft to the presidency would be a national disaster which Stev- enson most fervently believes. And they have further argued that Stevenson simply cannot turn down the nomination, if his party decides that he is the strongest man to beat Taft; and that therefore Stev- enson must remain available, if only on simple patriotic grounds. Stevenson's statement that he would accept the nomination "in the light of conditions then exist- ing" thus takes on a very obvious meaning. The most important of the ''conditions then existing" which would persuade him to ac- cept is, of course, the Republican nomination of Taft. As for his chances of being chos- en Democratic standard-bearer un- der these conditions, Illinois Dem- ocratic leader Jacob Arvey, is con- vinced that he would be nominat- ed on a very early ballot. Other Democratic professionals, even some of those identified with other candidates, agree with Arvey. Toiling and Sweating For while his .rivals have been toiling and sweating for the nom- ination, Stevenson has effortlessly and somewhat miraculously made himself acceptable to all ma- jor factions of his party. He is ac- ceptable to the conservatives and the Southerners, especially since he is now on record against a considerable portion of the Truman program, including compulsory Federal fair employment legisla- tion, i At the same time, he is also ac- j ceptable to the 1 i b e r a 1-labor groups, which plumped hard for i him at the time of President Tru- j man's withdrawal, as indeed did! President Truman himself. Yet! Stevenson cannot now possibly be j labeled a "Truman as he was well aware he would have i been, it he had agreed immedi- ately when Truman first urged him to run. Stevenson has, of course, paid! romises 'SI ugging (T It Wouldn't Be A Parade Without Colorful Floats and especially a float for the queen of Winona's Steamboat Days. These girls are busy working on the official queen float, as G. 0. Brems, parade chairman, offers helpful advice. From left :t right with Brems are the Misses Bar- bara Tushner, Edith Fox and Joan Brown. (Re- publican-Herald photo) 18 usical Units oat Days Parade Next Week A new record in Steamboat Days parades probably will be set here next Saturday. A 30-block-long procession is already assured. That's what G. 0. Brems, parade chairman, revealed today. He's promising parade fans 18 musical units, including area bands and drum and bugle corps. Last year there were seven bands. Included in the line of march will be at least 27 floats, Brems 21 Red Jets No Hope Seen For Mike Holm, Cancer Victim around Winona. There iouth of Yalu By JIM BECKER SEOUL, Korea United Na- tions pilots destroyed or damaged 21 Communist jets and leveled a big Red military school without losing a single .plane in a Fourth of July raid near the Mancliurian border, the U. S. Fifth Air Force reported today. About 70 U. S. Thunderjet fight- er-bombers hurled explosives and j flaming gasoline on a head- i quarters building and barracks i structures at the school, 20 miles south of the Yalu River. Intelli- strong possibility, j gence reports estimated Ii500 Com. said, and there will be 150 horse- back riders, all in Congress Hopes To Quit for Year Tonight Social Security, Farm Aid Bills Still to Be Approved By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON tfl Another fe- verish day of legislating lay ahead of Congress today before it shuts up shop on the eve of the Republi- can National Convention. Before adjournment, tonight or earlier, the lawmakers still had to jam through appropriations total- ing almost 60 billion dollars. Agreement also had to be reached on measures boosting social se- curity payments, bolstering farm price supports and authorizing far- flung military construction proj- ects. Administration leaders planned for a sine die adjournment, mean- ing that the law-making days of the 82nd Congress would be over unless President Truman should call it back in special session. Some Republican senators, and a few Democrats, favored recess- ing until a fixed date, or at least ;iving congressional leaders au- thority to call another session. Party Divided Sen. Bridges of New Hampshire, the Republican floor leader, told reporter that GOP members were divided among themselves on the issue and had not decided whether to fight a sine die ad- 'ournment. One viewpoint was summed up by Sen. Williams who said that "it's not right for Con- gress to adjourn sine die with the Korean War and the steel strike on." Republicans were not unmindful either of how President Truman in i 1948 called the OOP-controlled' Congress into a special session after his nomination at the Demo- cratic National Convention and went on to-campaign against what he called its "do-nothing" record. But Senate Democratic Leader McFarland of Arizona said he saw no reason why a final adjourn- ment should not be taken. House .eaders were in agreement, he added. At a rare Fourth of July session yesterday, Congress passed bills eft and right. In many cases no copies of the measures or commit U.S. Navy Transport Afire In North Sea ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands fi'rkzwagers Shipping Agency reported today the U.S. Navy troop transport General Maurice Rose is afire in the North Sea. The agency said it had a message from the vessel saying: "Fire in number one hold and engine room. Steering for Goeree light vessel and Rotterdam. Fire not under control. May need assistance." 276 Die In U.S. 9 in Minnesota, 5 in Wisconsin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Of the 276 persons killed over the nation on the first of the three- day Fourth of July holiday, nine perished in Minnesota accidents. Five fatalities were reported in Wisconsin. Minnesota With two days of the long July Taff Leaders Ponder fry for First Ballot Win National GOP Committee Splits Texas 22 to 16 i By JACK BELL j CHICAGO UPI Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower carried his battle with Sen. Robert A. Taft for the GOP presidential nomination into this convention city itself today, declar- ing: "If they give me this it's going to be a slugging match right from the beginning to the end." Taft, riding ahead in file dele- gate count on a Texas-borne surge toward the nomination, planned to fly in later today from There this morning Taft 'accused Eisenhower of making wild charges because he hasn't the delegate strength to win. Taft was clearly leading the field, and his chief lieutenants told a reporter they expect him to decide soon whether he will shoot the works on an attempt to win a first ballot nomination. That would re- quire 604 convention votes. J. Russell Sprague, New York national committeeman and an Ei- senhower backer, predicted in an interview the general will -win by a 50-vote margin a convention rules test on the question of barring dis- puted delegates from voting on the seating of contested groups. May Bt Set Back For Taft, any such result would represent the first major setback in a week of pre-convention ac- tivities which has seen him backed by Gen. Douglas MacAr- thur and supported indirectly by former President Herbert Hoover- sweep to within 74 votes of needed nomination total in the As- sociated Press tabulation. This Scoreboard includes contest- 'ed delegates awarded to Taft by ithe Republican National Commit- _____________________________! tee. Since the committee's deci- [sions are being appealed, only the Mr. and Mrs. Charles Klessig, Far- i events of next week can determine go, N. D., when she wandered [Just how high Taft's total will be. away from a picnic party unnoticed As of now, the count showed: A Confident-Appearing Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, right, whispers an aside to his smiling campaign manager, Sen. Lodge (R-Mass) upon his arrival in Chicago today to battle on the scene for the Republican presidential nomination. (AP Wirepboto to The Republican-Herald) tee explanations of them were available to the lawmakers. Confusion Great The confusion was so great at jmes in the Senate that some members protested vigorously. Sen. McCarran (D-Nev) said that n his 20 years in Congress "this is 4th weekend still to come, Minne- sota today had' already recorded a violent death toll of nine. Five were drowned and four killed in auto accidents. A capsizing boat carried another and fell into Little Detroit Lake. Patrick MulJan, 16, St. Paul, who went down in Big Marine Lake j Taft 530, Eisenhower 427, other candidates 131, still uncommitted 118. north of Stillwater while seeking j Tne Ohioan increased his lead to retrieve' oars which had become yesterday when the Republican Ma- dislodged and floated away from a tional Committee voted 60 to 41 to couple shortly before the j fishing boat he and two compani-1 accept the senator's personally- holidav fatality count began aliens were using. devised compromise of the explo- 1 m sivo riisrmtp nvor IS Toi-oo Drowned in the Thursday mishap on Big Whitefish Lake, near Pe- quot Lakes, were Mrs. Augusta nf V" TO' !Totn and Car! Lieder, both of St. Ill d.ldU JjilfkC ilUl Ui Ul 31, OU- _, seph. He fell from his outboard Paul- They perished after a big motor-powered boat and the craft wave swamped their fishing craft. _ A 6 p.m. Thursday. Those drowned Friday were: Woodrow E.-Wilson. 34, St. Cloud. Watab Lake north circled out of his reach. Robert Charles, 5-year-old Granville A. Erickson, Chicago, son he most disorderly way to enact of _Mr and B. McDo- Icgislation that I ve witnessed." St Paul) when a fishing boat i T, u Brems added, that the Camp Mc-jmunist officel. candidates were to j Coy band and field artillery equip- ment will be here for Steamboat Days marching. i National Royalty Among the measures sped to the White House was a new GI Bill of Rights for Korean War veter- ans. It provides education, muster- ing-out and loan benefits that overturned in the St. Croix River. Marlen Roiger, 21, Air Force man home on leave at his par- sive dispute. over 38 Texas dele- gates. 'Steal' Charged Despite repeated cries by Eisen- hower's supporters that a "steal" had been engineered in the Lone Star State, the committee voted third member of the party, clung j to give Taft 22 of the delegates to the capsized boat for several and assign 16 of them to Eisen- hours until the wind carried it to j hower. shore. The auto victims were: Judy Luger, 16, Albany. Riding in the colorful procession ST. PAUL, Minn, Mike I will be royalty on a national have been graduated there this month. Eighty-five American Sabre jets ripped into formations of 115 Rus- sian-built MIGISs bent on.thwart- ing the strike. The fast- Sabres bagged their some price for his long hesitation. I Holm' Minnesota's Secretary of level-Miss America of 1952, Coi A few important leaders like Paul I State for the past 32 ls crlt- 'en Hutchins of Salt Lake City, j second highest toll of MIGs Tor any Fitzpatrick of New York, have be- iically with cancer at Miller Hos- Utah. j single day of the war, the Air come committed to other hcre- The blonde beauty will ride in j Force said 12 destroyed, two dates. Above all. President Tru-! Dr' P- Ritchie, his phy-1 a special, three-passenger foreign-1 probably destroyed and seven man himself is now given to talk-! said iast "JSht was I made sports car. being shipped damaged. ing rather acidly about his form-! no hope. for hls recovery- He had I here especially for the parade. ents' rural home near Comfrcy, ravel pit where he would cost about one billion dollars i swimming with his brother. m a was a year. Susan, 3-year-old daughter of I when a car driven by Barbara jBies, also 16, Robbinsdale, went (Continued on Page 9, Column DEATHS This was exactly what Taft'had .proposed earlier in the day and killed what Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Stuntman Makes 124 Parachute Jumps in Day for New Record er choice as successor Truman lor some tlme bllt hls I Brems revealed, particularly resented Stevenson's I became much worse in recent strictures against "socializ-1 weeks and he wa ed which seemed to Truman like taking a leaf out of the Republican's propaganda book. As one White House intimate re- marked, "Do you expect the Ptes- The 76-year-old Holm was born in Sweden on June 17, 1876 anc came to the U. S. with his par ents seven years later. They set ident to conduct a summer cam-1 Marsha11 County After his pMgn against his own i schoohnS at Warren, Holm firs Not Eager to Run got !nto at Roseau, where This Presidential resent- was elected Justice of the ment might hurt Stevenson, if -he Peacc whenThe was 2h decided he wanted to run against L In Holm was named pro' Dwight D. Eisenhower. Although Stevenson thinks he could beat Eis- enhower, he is not eager to take him on, partly because he genuine- ly admires him. Moreover, a good many Democrats share President Truman's conviction that the way to deal with Eisenhower is to go all out on Fair Deal issues. Stev- enson, who is by conviction sev- eral degrees to the right of Tru- man, simply is not the man to do this. For these reasons, it is far from certain that Stevenson would con- sent to run, or that he would be nominated, if Eisenhower were chosen by the Republicans. But if Taft is the Republican nominee, Stevenson will certainly be willing to run, and Truman's resentment will wither away. For it will then be the universal impulse of the Democratic leaders, including Tru- man, to close ranks against the violent Taft assault. bate judge and served for 18 years until he went into the state office He has remained there ever since For more than a generation. Holm has been a leading counse- lor of Minnesota's Republican party. He also is a past presi- dent of the National Association of Secretaries of State, an office to which he was re-elected several times. Man Found Dead On C.N.W. Train CHICAGO wv-A passenger on a Chicago North Western railroad train was found dead in his seat yesterday when the. train arrived at the Chicago terminal. He was identified from papers as Hilge F. Ingarmann, 60, of Racine, Wis. A member of the train crew said In- garmann boarded the train at Mil- waukee. Twice as many outside units are entered for this year's parade com- pared with 1951, Brems said, des- pite conflict with an American Le- gion state convention 40 8 pa- GRAND PRAIRIE, Tex. If) _ The Air Force said camera film I A stubborn, pug-faced stuntman bucked buffeting winds for almost 24 hours to set a new marathon parachute jumping Neal Stewart, 2' j had confirmed 10 kills, one proba- ble and four damaged. The Fourth of July battle ended a week in which no Allied planes were lost over North Korea, the Air Force said. It was the first on Page 3, Column 8.) jsuch week since last August. I Fires were raging all over as PARADE WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and warmer tonight with chance of local thundershowers late tonight and early Sunday. Generally fair Sunday afternoon. Low tonight 70, high Sunday 94. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. Friday: Maximum, 90; minimum, 60; noon, -90; precipitation, none. For the 24 hours ending at 12 m. .oday: Maximum, 94; minimum, 68; noon, 90; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observation) Max. temp. 88 at a.m. to- day, min. 66 at a.m. today. Voon readings wind direction outhwest, 15 miles per hour; no louds, visibility 15 miles or bet- we withdrew, with black smoke spiraling up from the ruins of flat- tened said Lt. William H, Scott Jr., of St. Petersburg, Fla., last man over the target. The Air Force said the military school was located between the Yalu about and Chongchong 20 miles south Rivers, of the smashed Suiho hydroelectric instal- lations. Other U. S. Air Force and Ma- rine, Eoyal Australian, South Korean and South African planes joined in attacks on the Reds' North Korean supply system yes- terday. The Air Force said night bombers knocked' out 41 supply vehicles Friday, nine by Lt. Don- ald W. Kreuger of Compton, Calif., in a strike near Pyongyang. The U. S. Eighth Army said the roughest ground action was near Panmunjom. Defenders of an Al- ied outpost forced Cemmunist at- :ackers to withdraw after an lour's exchange of grenade and small arms fire early today. Heaviest artillery exchange was new record. of Birming- small in 23 i ham, Ala., toppled from a plane 124 times yesterday hours, 35 minutes. The old recorc was 123 jumps in a 24-hour perioc by John W. Swedish of Iowa. Several times during the day Stewart was forced to use his emergency chute when the lines of his first chute tangled in the mam canopy, grounded him Strong winds for almost three hours during the afternoon and came close to ruining his chances of setting a new record. Once he was knocked out by a hard land- ing. Toward the end of the grueling test Stewart was making a jump almost every 10 minutes. The first jump was made at a.m. and the 124th jump at p.m. Stewart jumped at a low altitude into a 100-square-yard plowed field. As soon as he landed he would slip into another parachute and a jeep would take him to an- other plane awaiting to up for another jump. Eight rig- gers repacked his chutes. Stewart's last jump before he er; humidity 68, barometer 30.14 Jon the "Old Baldy" and "T-Bone" i decided to wait until the strong i Hill sector near Chorwon on the j winds subsided brought a gasp J Western Front. from the crowd. teady. Additional weather on Page 7. Neal S. Stewart, 27-year-old parachute jumper from Birm-. ingham, Ala., made his I24th descent just before midnight Friday at Grand Prairie, Tex., and set a new jumping record for a single day. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Massachusetts, national campaign manager for Eisenhower, had re- jected as a "compromise with i fraud." Lodge. Spn.gue and other Eisen- hower leaders made it clear quick- ly that they had only begun to jfight. They said they will carry (their high voltage protests to the I Credentials Committee and to the convention floor itself. This indicated it might be sev- eral days before the delegates would get around to voting on a nominee, with television cameras looking at the cast kept off the screens in yesterday's committee meeting. First Big Test The first big test in the conven- tion battling will come on Lodge's proposal to bar any contested-dele- gate from voting on any contest over a convention seat. Sprague said the Eisenhower backers concede in advance they can't prevent the delegates seated temporarily by the National Com- mittee from voting on this Lodge i proposal. All told the National Committee has handed down decisions in 96 the bulk of the win- ners are for Taft. But Sprague said that even so the Lodge mo- tion would carry by 50 votes. This would put the Eisenhower forces in a much better position when the question of seating the contested delegates came up, first in the convention's Credentials Committee. Members from states where there are contests could not vote. Sprague said this, in effect would change the complexion of the committee, giving Eisenhower a one-vote margin in it. It would also improve the Eisen- hower chances in the convention itself. David S. Ingalls, Taft's national campaign manager, has said the Ohioan's backers don't want any delegate to vote on his own seating. But they contend the contested del- egations can vote on the seating of groups from other states.