Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Showers Tonight, Partly Cloudy, Cooler Friday Chiefs vs. Mankato 8 p.m. on KWNO-FM Convention on AM VOLUME 52, NO. 122 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 10, 1952 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Bandwagon ng Stassen Under Pressure to Throw Votes to General Ex-Governor Denies Rumors He'll Withdraw No Deals at Morning Talks With Ike, Taft CHICAGO Harold E. Stas- sen said today he is not withdraw- 'ing as a candidate for the Repub- lican presidential nomination. He told a news conference after meeting earlier in the morning with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Sen. Robert A. Taft that he I 1J12 against insects have been is staying in the race. ;jddecl to this year's celebration to increase enjoyment for spectators. From beginning to end of Steam- boat Days, Winonans- and visitors have an activity-packed weekend before them. Highlights of the weekend will Steamboat Days Opens Here Friday Evening By MARILYN GILBERTSON Republican-Herald Staff Writer Steamboat Days are 'round the bend! Unparalleled fun will open in Winona Friday and continue three days at the 5t annual Steamboat Days. The city and its citizens got into a ship-shape mood today for a weekend of excitin water events, colorful parades and entertaining: show acts all centered around lif on the majestically-rolling Mississippi at Winona's front door. "Bigger than ever, better than is the promise of Steamboat Days chairme on this year's program. Special Steamboat Days scenery at the Levee Park stage, ne'v _ block-long floodlighting at the out- door square dance and daily spray- er Eisenhower or Taft, Stassen said: "There were no understandings, Jno coalitions, no deals and I will make none with any other." Selection of a comely queen The former Minnesota governor to reign over the three-day festival. Winonans Attending the Republican National Convention in Chicago personally greeted Sen. and Mrs. Robert A, Taft at a reception for the 'rafts in the Conrad Hilton Hotel. Mrs, Taft is the former Martha Bowers of Winona and has been a frequent visitor here. In the picture, taken especially for The Republican-Herald, from left to right are Senator Taft, Paul Harvey, ABC com- mentator heard regularly over KWNO, Mrs. H. G. Hymes, Mrs. Carrol Syverson, Mrs. William S. L. Christensen and H. G. Hymes, Republican- Herald staff writer. Seated in front is Mrs. Taft and in the rear between Paul Harvey and Mrs. Hymes is Howard Taft, son of the Senator and Mrs. Taft. Sen. Taft told the Winonans that, if nominated, he would make one of the important speeches of his campaign in Winona. TODAY Iruman Hit Taft Hardest Delegates Tired By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP CHICAGO Sen. Robert A. is beaten at to Can Go Home By H. G. HYMES Republican-Herald Staff Writer CONVENTION HALL, this convention moves into the nominating stage today, delegates, alternates and guests are getting told newsmen: "I am prepared as the presiden- tial nominee to unite the Republi- Coronation of the Winona queen by the country's leading beauty, Miss America. can party in my drive for victory i A ball in honor of the new in November." (ruler. Stassen and Eisenhower had i A six-division children's pa- breakfast and talked for about an 1 rade with about 300 entries, hour. Homecoming banquet for riv- Sen. Edward J. Thye said after ermen. a caucus of the Minnesota delega-j A huge street tion that the 24 members pledged I than ever 130 units, to Stassen wDl "stand as a The thrill-packed, star-studded on the first nominating ballot in I Tommy Bartlett water show, the Republican convention. I Six acts of entertaining vaude- ville each evening. Colorful outdoor square dance Thye, co-chairman .of the. group, said what they do on a second T. ballot will be decided in a caucus- esmaj- on the convention floor. Gov. C. Elmer Anderson, co- chairman, told a reporter after the caucus "It looks very good for Eisenhower." Action-packed motorboat races. Regatta on the Mississippi. Gigantic fireworks display. One of the top attractions for Ancher Nelsen of Hutchinson. spectators, and one which promises t-sssd in ti-e i, "Then- are K" In0re definitely heavy odds for >'ef' 1S uthe hewer an" jumping boat show which will Stassen visited with the dclega tion at the caucus in the suite of Mrs. Elizabeth Heffelfinger of Minneapolis for 15 minutes. Donald M. Dickey, a Minnesota delegate pledged to Stassen for the u- n KI I tired. There is an underlying feeling of "Let's get it over and go Presidential nomination, said the the man he must chiefly blame b s B dlm Minnesota governor 8et u? to distances of 80 feet be given twice on Saturday at and p. m. Not only do the boys drive the high-powered racing shells over the jumps, but they ride barefooted on the surface of the water at speeds up to 40 miles an hour. The stars is President Harry S. Truman. For the day when the senator's care- fully constructed bandwagon be- gan to slow down was the day when the President announced he would not run again, Truman's withdrawal was such mortal blow to Taft for two originated in the Stassen camp. rather simple reasons. First of all, jt may mean that he will release A lot of things happened during the delay caused by the Creden- tials Committee's deliberations. State groups got together and can- didates made the rounds. No one has actually thrown in the sponge, but in the Minnesota delegation, there is talk of voting for Gen. Eisenhower on the first ballot. The idea apparently has with Truman out as the Demo cratic candidate, the Ohio senator lost the ideal target for the kind of no-holds-barred campaigning that he practices. Second, and much more important, it was real- the delegation pledged to him on the first ballot. Experts around press headquar- ters this morning and the top re- porters "in the know" were pre- dicting the nomination of Gen. Eis- ly Truman's withdrawal which enhower on the first ballot. created the "Taft-can't-win" psy- chology. If you talk to many of the dele- gates here assembled, you discov- er a peculiar difference between the Taft people and the Eisen- hower people. The Taft people are mostly passionate personal admir- ers of their man, whose brand of Republicanism they regard as the only "real Republicanism." The Eisenhower people, on the other hand, do not waste breath on theo- retical discussions of "real Repub- licanism." They talk about how the Republicans can win the No- vember election. Feared Defeat Perhaps half the Eisenhower people genuinely dislike Sen. Taft's political viewpoint, record and as- sociations. This group actively de- sires a moderately progressive Republican party purged of iso- lationism and McCarthyism. But the other half of the Eisenhower people would be yelling for Sen. Taft this minute, if they thought, as one of them remarked to these reporters, that "Bob Taft had a tinker's chance of getting to the White House." This great swing group did believe that Sen. Taft had a chance of being elected while they also believed that Presi- dent Truman would be the Democratic nominee. It may be remembered that the pub- lic opinion polls taken prior to Truman's withdrawal show- ed the Ohio senator with a slight but definite edge in trial heats against Truman. A single opinion poll showing Sen. Taft with the slightest edge nona, and told of the fine week- ends he enjoyed there during the war. Getting Uneasy Best "dope" this morning was that Ike will be nominated tonight But the thing that impressed us was that this whole delegation was seated around a TV set televising the credentials committee proceed- ings. They wanted to know what it was all about, and why didn't the convention get down to busi- I ness. over any of the other potential Democratic nominees would (have been worth untold gold to the Taft organizers here in Chicago. In- stead, the moment Truman with- drew, the test polls invariably showed Sen. Taft trailing far be- (Continued on Page ID, Column 7.) ALSOPS with balloting to start sometime before midnight. There was talk of a Min- nesota-California coalition. It would work like this: On the first ballot, California's 70-vote delegation would vote for Gov. Earl Warren and the 24-Min- nesota Sfassen pledged dele- gates would vote for Stassen. At the conclusion of the vot- ing, if Ike is within 94 votes of winning, California and Min- nesota will then both change their votes for con- trolling and assuring the nom- ination. By first voting for their "fav- orite sons" they would discharge their they would switch, making the 'first ballot nomination of the General a cinch. Decision Near Anyway, the convention today is drawing toward its hour of deci- sion and the issue of who will be the Republican nominee is still un- decided as this is being written We spent some time Wednesday with the New York delegation at the Sherman Hotel. Here is where Dewey reigns, but beneath the sur- face there was'some feeling that this block of 97 votes for Ike might break. There is a hint here that Dewey might be second on the Eisenhower and Dewey. We also visited the Hawaiian del- egation on the 20th floor of the Palmer House to see Jack Mizuha, one of the Hawaiian delegates. He was a member of the 100th In- fantry in the last war and while at Camp McCoy made Winona his leadquarters. Mrs. Gretchen L. Lamberton, later visted him on the island of Kauai. Jack wa's very pleased to see someone from Wi- Frank D. Blair, Minnesota game and fish commissioner, who is holding forth in the Eisenhower center in the Conrad Hilton also hinted this uneasiness. Frank put it mildly this way. "The delegates have spent their cash, now they "should withdraw from the right after he is nominated." Dickey is one of 24 delegates from the state to the Republican convention pledged to Stassen on the first ballot. The other four are pledged to Gen. Dwight D. Eisen- hower. Dickey told reporters he believes the general is going to smash through to victory over Sen. Rob- ert A. Taft and added: air after leaving the j jumps on water skis. Feats of hurtling off the jumps and making a complete 360-degree turn in mid- air before landing are demon- strated. The girls in the cast ski back- wards, build human pyramids and go over the high jumps. The group champion skiers presents 38 sensational acts. Last year the show gave 43 performances. This year should withdraw from the race right after he is nominated." However, unless Stassen releases them, it is expected that his 24 pledged delegates will cast their votes for him when the first roll is called. They are pot committed to. continue with him after that unless he should poll 10 per cent of the vote. Daniel C. Gainey of Owatonna. n want to vote and go home." Frank Stassen s floor manager, said it incidentally is a convention fan. This is the fifth national conven- tion he has attended. He is work- ing in the Eisenhower camp. The convention got rid of some surplus steam Tuesday night in a (Continued on Paqe 3. Column 2.) DELEGATES is "not now contemplated" that Stassen would withdraw after his name is placed in nomination by Mrs. C. E. Howard of Excelsior. Archie Pease of Anoka, one of the four pledged to Eisenhower, said he is hoping that on the sec- ond ballot "all 24 will go over to Eisenhower." the most sensational aqua acts ever seen by the public, including jump- ing boats. Street Parade Winonans will get a special burst of pride when they witness the gi- gantic street parade at 1 p. m. Sat- urday. The bigger, bctter-than- ever event will number 130 units. G. O. Brems, chairman, stated today that the number of floats has been boosted to 31 and there are 21 and pos- sibly 22 bands taking part. Camp McCoy is sending one band and may send two, the chair- man noted. Field artillery pieces may also be sent. There will be a number of riding I units with clubs from Trempealeau, orm at a (J lance CHICAGO proposed 1952 Republican platform at a glance: FOREIGN to win peace through collective security measures on a global basis and to "restore" U.S. prestige abroad. Charges Truman policy swings between "timid appease- ment" and "reckless bluster." NATIONAL to remedy "disgracefully lagging" defense program with utmost air power. Democratic administration has ap- peased Communism at home and abroad, promises to rid gov- ernment of disloyalty. SMALL Truman administration seeks de- struction of private enterprise. GOP would lift "injurious" controls and end "tax abuses." cut government spending, balance budget and reduce taxes. farm program free of "socialistic Favors parity prices at the market place. retention of Taft-Hartley labor act, with modifications. NATURAL "full and orderly" pro- gram for development and conservation of natural resources. PUBLIC WORKS AND WATES "economical- ly justifiable" public works and eventual local ownership of fed- era lly-sponsored water projects. extend present benefits to veterans of Korean war. SOCIAL to stop the inflation which is reducing buying power of those getting social security benefits. federal "bureaucratic dictation" of health programs. to principle that education is local and state responsibility. CIVIL federal was not de- end discrimination against Negroes and other minority groups in hiring and firing of workers. Such action would be limited to states which did nothing. Truman administration has written "sordid" record of fraud, bribery, graft, favoritism and influ- ence-peddling. PUBLIC end "arbitrary bureaucratic prac- tices" in the management of public lands. party not to infringe by censorship or gag on right of people to know what their government is doing. EQUAL constitutional amendment provid- ing equal rights for men and women. CIVIL "flagrant violations" of civil service merit system, GOVERNMENT reorganization of government in line with Hoover Commission recommendations. PLATFORM COMPLETED j Black River Falls, Spring Grove and Winona plus individual rid- rights planks. reuses Democrats Of Corruption By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON CHICAGO today accused the Truman admin- istration of sickening corruption and of shielding "traitors to the nation in high places." This blistering attack came in the long-awaited campaign plat form handed to the GOP National Convention for expected approva1 Georgia, Texas Seating Contests Won by General New Lineup Gives Ike 517, Taft 486; 93 Uncommitted during the day. Slashing attacks on the "present administration's sordid record of corruption" overshadowed hard- fought compromises on the foreign policy, national defense and civil Only the "civil rights" plank- "simultaneous readiness of co-or dinated air, land and sea lanes with all the necessary installations bases, supplies and munitions, in- cluding atomic energy weapons." All through unusually long Dwight D. Eisenhower, right, had breakfast today with Harold Stassen of Minnesota at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. Eisenhower scored a victory over Sen. Robert A, Taft yester- day when the GOP National Convention seated the Ike delega- tions from Georgia and Texas. Serving the pair is Waiter Eddie Korone, center. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) About 20 cars will carry the 13 dealing with the touchy issues of >raciaj discrimination caused some fears of a possible floor i fight. Sen. Eugene D. Millikin of Colo- rado, chairman of the group that shaped the campaign document, told a reporter he expects quick convention approval. Foreign Policy In general, the released foreign policy and defense planks had been approved in advance by Sen. Rob- ert A. Taft of Ohio and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the two visiting queens and their entour- ages and the city and Steamboat Days officials. Judging of the 30-block-long pro- cession will be done at a special" stand at Center and 3rd Streets by Victor Bergseth and Michael Ol- son, Minneauolis. The march will organize at Laird and East 3rd streets, move west to Washington and then return on 2nd Street to Franklin Street. A trophy will be awarded the winners in the float, comic and horse divisions, with six prizes of- fered. Children's Parade Not to be outdone by their eld- ers, Winona's youngsters will stage their own children's parade at 10 a.m., preceded by the selection of a Captain and His Mate. About 300 entries are expected to com- pete for the in prizes. Chil- dren are to report to the court- house lawn, not later than a.m. Children may enter in the fol- lowing categories: Decorated doll buggies, decorated bicycles, dec- orated tricycles, decorated floats, (Continued on Page 19, Column 6.) STEAMBOAT DAYS I top contenders for the party's presidential nomination. These planks belabored the Dem- ocrats on foreign policy, saying "they swing erratically from timid appeasement to reckless blunder." The GOP document promised that Republicans will seek "an hon- orable just peace" that would even bring hope to those now imprisoned under Communist domination. On national defense, the plat- form promised a quick buildup to "completely adequate air something Sen. Taft has stressed. And then it balanced this, prob- ably at suggestions from the Ei- senhower camp, with a pledge for platform, the Repub- licans promised to clean house in government, cut costs and reduce waste, overlapping and bureau- cracy. Bristling Words But the really bristling words came in the section titled "cor ruption." "The present administration's sordid record of corruption has shocked and sickened the Ameri- can it began. "Its leaders have forfeited any right to public faith by the way they transact the government's business." The platform said Republicans have exposed instances of "fraud, bribery, graft, favoritism and in- fluence peddling" in the present administration. "There have been disclosures of close alliances between the pres- ent government and underworld it said, and it pro- tested a "double standard" in en- forcing tax laws. Political favorites including even some gangsters and crooks" were treated leniently; the plat- form draft said, while honest tax- (Continutd on 3, Column 3.) PLATFORM ,j BULLETIN CHICAGO Three uncommitted delegates two from Arizona and one from Alabama jumped to the Eisenhower camp in morning statements. With their leaps, the AP tatmla- tion of delegate standings was Eisenhower 517 Taft 486 Others 110 Uncommitted 93. By JACK BELL CONVENTION HALL, Chicago Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's jubilant partisans strove today to :urn smashing test-vote triumphs over Sen. Robert A. Taft into a victory bandwagon for the grand Drize of this Republican conven- Presidential nomination. They claimed it was all over iut the balloting as a result of Eisenhower's decisive edge in the turbulent floor battle with Taft at Last night's in- to the early con- tested delegates from. Georgia and Texas. Taft was not conceding a thing. He said: "I expect to be nomi- nated on an early ballot." And supporters of Earl Warren and Harold Stassen said they still saw a chance for an Eisenhower- Taft deadlock that the nomination to either of the two front runners. Big Decision Tonight The big decision may come to night. Convention managers mapped out a schedule which left that pos- "ibility. And the delegates trickling into his big arena down by the stock- yards for their fourth day seemed n a mood to get on with "the main usiness. In the wake of last night's rough nd tumble, there was more talk bout Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Some of the Taft supporters were aying privately that MacArthur might be a good man if it devel- ped that Taft could not make the rade. Taft's top aides were insisting, owever, that there was no.reason et to question that Taft could Bake it. Paul Walker, chief of delegate elations for the Taft camp, said was a "coalition" that beat Taft n the Georgia and Texas contests. ie Warren and Stassen delegates ,ood with the Eisenhower camp on at. Gov. McKeldin of Maryland, pped to put Eisenhower in nomi- ation, gave the bandwagon effort push with a prediction that the eneral will win on the first ballot Maryland for Ike He declared he is confident that Maryland's 24 votes will be cast unanimously for Eisenhower. But Maryland's Sen. John Mar- shall Butler, a Taft supporter, told reporters he feels Taft still is in the running. "I think he is still very much in the Butler said. The California delegation had a caucus and its chairman, Sen. Wil- liam F. Knowland, told the mem- bers to bold their 70-vote line firm for Gov. Earl Warren. "If we are not swayed by ru- Knowland said, "we have (Continued on Page 19, Column 4.) CONVENTION WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Local tonight, turning Low tonight 65, thundershowers cooler Friday, high Friday 82. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 88; minimum, 60; noon, 87; precipitation, none: sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observation) Maximum temperature S3 at m. Wednesday, minimum 65 at p. m. Noon direction south, southwest, 10 miles >er hour. Clouds thin, vis- bility 15 miles or better. Humidity 31, barometer 29.88, falling. Additional weather on page 19.