Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Partly Cloudy, Showers Tonight And Saturday Welcome to Steamboat Days VOLUME 52, NO. 123 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 11, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES WINS BALLOT TODAY Delegates Yield to Job Threats By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP CHICAGO As these words are written, it is the lull before the storm, or rather the lull before the decisive Taft-Eisenhower test. Maybe this is not a bad time to reflect on the peculiar factors which influence such great deci- sions as the choice of American presidential nominees. Take, for example, patronage. Sen. Robert A. Taft has said that one of his worst handicaps was the opposition of the Republican governors. What he meant was that the Republican governors con- trol the Republican jobs in their states, and that they would use this control against him. The soundness of the senator's judg- ment has never been better dem- onstrated than in the state of New York. There was substantial sentiment for Sen. Taft among some elements in the New York delegation, par- ticularly in New York City, which is not an appendage of the Dewey machine. The Taft forces hoped to pick up as many as twenty votes in New York. But even from New York City, many Republicans are appointed to the important, civil- service-free jobs on the New York State payroll. Dewey Warning At the first Chicago meeting of the state delegation, Gov. Dewey contented himself with reminding the delegates that he would be governor for two and a hall more years, and that he had a "long memory." His method was somewhat blunter when he talked privately with the dissidents. He pointed out to them exactly how many jobs had been allocated to each of their districts. He did not trouble to point out that these jobs were mainly occupied by their friends, co-workers or even rela- tives, because they knew this al- ready. He just told them, in plain terms, that there would be new job-holders in those jobs within two days after his return to Al- bany, if the dissident delegates went on being dissident. That way, he held New York as an almost monolithic sob'd front against Sen. Taft. Again, there is the case of Gov. John S. Fine of Pennsylvania. Here the problem was more complex. Sen. James Duff, who was John Fine's friend and is now his ene- my, was almost the first man on the firing line for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Normally, that would entitle Sen. Duff to a great in- fluence over federal appointments in Pennsylvania, .which senators conventionally possess in any case. Promise to Fine Gov. Fine is a man who wants, above all, to rule in his baili- wick. The influence of Sen. Duff, which is already would obviously be reinforced by Three Colorful of the nationally-famous Schmidts American Legion Post 8 Drum Corps will strut their stuff in the Steamboat Days parade at 1 p. m. Saturday. With them will be Miss City Club of 1952, (Miss Jeri Demick, Left to right, Joan Voita, Patty Genin and Bonnie Wareham. More than 20 bands and 30 floats, plus scores of assorted units, will be in the line of march. Parades Saturday, Queen Crowninc At Levee Tonight Smartly-turned-out bands, strutting majorettes, beauteous girls on dazzling floats, steamboat and river scenes handsomely depicted, jrightly-dressed riders on high-stepping what Winonans iave in store for them Saturday in the 30-block-long Steamboat Days jarade. Assembling at p. m. at Laird and East 3rd Streets, the parade will move at 1 p. m. west to Washington, north to 2nd and east to Frank- lin Street. The longest Steamboat Days parade ever organized, it will in- clude 130 31 floats and 21 bands. An Italian-made sports car will draw special attention, for it will carry Miss America, Miss Colleen Kay Hutchins. Winona's own Steamboat Days queen, to be chosen at ceremonies this evening, will have a special float and all visiting queens and other queen contestants will ride in the parade. Trophies for winners in the float, comic and horse divisions will be awarded at the Levee Park vaude- show Saturday evening. 2nd Parade of Day The gigantic afternoon parade will be the second march of the day, for children will stage then- annual children's costume, vehicle and doll buggy parade at 10 a.m. They are to assemble at a.m. on the Courthouse lawn. There are 14 for each division. Treats and prizes will be distribut- ed at the end of the line of march control of Pennsylvania appoint-1 at Franklin between 3rd and 4th ments. It was therefore urgently Streets. a problem to accommodate Duff Activities for the fifth annual and Fine. Steamboat Days got under way The problem was solved when Duff, with great singlemindedness in the cause he has fought for so sturdily, agreed to forego his nor- mal power over Pennsylvania ap- pointments. Thus Gen. Eisenhow- er was enabled to assure Gov. Fine that the governor was the man he would regularly consult about Pennsylvania appointees. And so the way was opened for the Pennsylvania governor's all-im portant decision in Eisenhower's favor. Or again, there is the case of Michigan. Here the battle, curi- ously enough, seems to have been fought between three great industrial corporations. The chief executives of the Chrysler Com- pany were for Taft; the leaders of the Ford Company and General Motors favored Gen. Eisenhower, All three companies have vast in- fluence on the Republican party in their state. Both national commit- teeman Arthur Summerfield and Sen. Homer Ferguson were caught in an unhappy crossfire. In the end, Summerfield became an im- portant Eisenhower leader, while Sen. Ferguson, normally inclined to Taft, kept unhappily silent. These little realities of conven- tion politics have been chosen from the Eisenhower side, and since these reporters were the first to ventilate and emphasize the Tex- as steal attempted by the Taft forces it is only fair to note that both sides can be tough, although the Eisenhower people have tried nothing like the steal in Texas. And. it might be added that the hypocrisy of the Taft cry about "real Republicanism" has never been better demonstrated than by the Taft sponsorship of the Roscoe Pickett delegation from Georgia. Weather Outlook "Occasional thundershowers" the Weather Bureau terminology may interfere with certain Steamboat events. The bureau forecasts them for tonight and Saturday. But it'll be cool, with Saturday's high expected to be 80. Thursday evening with the judging of the beard contest entrants anc a dinner for the 22 queen candi- dates, advisers and Jaycee queen committee. Nine convertibles with police escort took the entourage to the Oaks for dinner, after which the advisers, Mrs. George Lipinsk and Mrs. William Lang, briefed the girls on their weekend sched- ule. H. R. Hurd, co-chairman of the queen committee, introduced the candidates to the Oaks dinner aud- ience. Will Kohner, entertainer, dedi- (Continued on Page 3, Column 1.] STEAMBOAT DAYS Steamboat Days Program Today p.m., Hotel Winona Queen candidates banquet. 7 p.m., Levee Park stage Band concert, six-act professional vaudeville show, presentation of the beard contest winners, queen corona- tion by Miss America. 9 :30 p.m., Armory Queen coronation ball. 11 a.m. to closing, Main Street Midway rides and shows. Saturday 10 a.m., 3rd Street Kiddie, doll buggy, bicycle, float, Western costume and pet parade. Noon, Hotel Winona River-men's homecoming banquet. 9 a.m. to noon, Levee Inspection of government river boats. 1 p.m., 3rd Street, Washington Street, 2nd Street Street parade. p.m., Levee Park Tommy Bartlett Florida Water Ski and Jumping Boat Thrill Show. p.m., Levee Park Water Ski Thrill Show. p.m., Levee Park Six-act vaudeville show. p.m. to Midnight, Main Street Northwest square dance festival. 10 a.m. to closing, Main Street Midway rides and shows. Sunday 10 a.m., Motorboat races trial runs. 9 a.mrto noon. Levee Inspection of government river boats. 1 p.m., Levee Motorboat races. 7 p.m., Levee Park Band concert and water regatta. 8 p.m., Levee Park Six-act vaudeville show. 9 :30 p.m., Levee Park Fireworks display. p.m. to closing, Main Midway rides and shows. Five Nominated In Eight Hour GOP Session Cowbells, Whistles, Sirens, Organ Music Dished Up to Fans CONVENTION HALL, Chicago Republicans howled themselves into exhaustion in the wee hours this morning, naming fiye men as choices for tie highest office in the land. For nearly eight hours, last night and today, five bands of Republi- cans made as much noise as they possibly could. They used most of the known instruments for disturb- ing the peace cowbells, whistles, sirens, a pipe organ, tin and wood- en rattles, brass bands, and not least of all, the human voice. History will never be able to re- cord which group racked up the highest score in sore throats. Nor could you say which of the five put on the best mob-scene in the aisles, waving a forest of plac-1 ards, flipping flying saucers and colored streamers into the air, re- leasing balloons, capering, cavort- ing and having, generally, .a high old time. There were governors, senators, congressmen and worthy citizens, men of standing, in each of the demonstrations. They wore strange head dresses, Hawaiian leis, and straw hats with slogans plastered across the top. They hoisted pretty, shrieking girls on their shoulders, and banged each other in the eye with placards. Five Spectacles Of the five spectacles they are carefully arranged by vice presi- dents in charge of spontaneous demonstrations there was some- thing to be said for each. Those who launched Sen. Robert A. Taft and Gen. Dwight Eisen- hower lasted longest and made the most noise. No doubt about that. But the blue-and-gold riot on be- half of Gov. Ear! Warren of Cali- fornia was somehow warmer and sweeter. Moreover, when electricians threw a blazing, powder-blue spot- light on Mrs. Warren and the Warrens' three blonde, photogenic daughters Virginia, Nina and Dorothy everybody joined in the acclamation. All three, in evening gowns, were neatly curled and coiffed, smiling with white teeth flashing, and very proud of papa. Oddly enough, there was no dem- onstration at all when ex-Gov. Harold Stassen was named, al- though a pretty woman in a glow- ing yellow dress made the speech. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was all smiles in Chicago today as the Republican National con- vention nominated him for the presidency. Ike's victory came on the first ballot and was made un- animous by the delegates following a state by -state victory over Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio, Gov. Earl Warren of California, Gen. Douglas Mac- Arthur and Harold E. Stassen. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Interview With Ike Nixon Believed Top Prospect for V-P Nomination CONVENTION HALL, Chicago Hugh Scott of Pennsyl- She was Mrs C. E. Howard EISENHOWER HEADQUARTERS, Blackstone Hotel, i vania told reporters today he re- rfi frtPnric i___________-i _ ____ v. __j i____j it-. j i Is Beauty of S. E, Minnesota By H. G. HYMES Republican-Herald Staff Writer Marge to her friends. MacArthur Fifth Gen. Douglas MacArthur's par- tisans, fewer in number but second to none in energy, were fifth and last on the scene. They paraded carrying giant photographs of Mac- Arthur, and sang "Old Soldiers Never and out of deference to Fred L. Coogan, the Oklahoman who made the nom- inating speech. It was the usual organized non- sense, a series of outpourings of healthy animal spirits, giant spasms of energy. But there were sharp-edged over- tones, too. A seconding speech for Taft, de- livered by Richard Neville of New York, duplicated the pre. vious night's flare of ill-feeling, stirred by Sen. Everett M. Dirksen. Neville called for the party to re- pudiate "the leadership that has led us to defeat twice before." That meant Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, an Eisenhower supporter. The Dewey means defeat theme is the counter to he Taft-can't-win-line that Eisen- hower's campaigners have been using. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly somewhat cooler tonight Saturday with occasional local inundershowers. Low tonight 64, high Saturday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today; Maximum, 92; minimum, 67; noon, 77; precipitation, .10; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observation) Max. temp. 87 at p.m. Thursday, Min. 66 at a.m. to- day. Noon north, northwest, S miles per hour, clouds feet, broken, second layer feet overcast. Humidity 85, barometer 29.94, falling. Additional weather on page 8. Eisenhower smile was big and broad as the general and Mrs. Eisen- hower greeted us in their suite at the Blackstone Hotel.Thursday. The past 24 hours have made him not alone the sweetheart of this convention, but of the whole Republican party. Winona, Minn., we told the Eisenhowers, extended to them its best wishes in the campaign Minnesota Vote Change Gives General Victory Other States Switch Ballots For Landslide CONVENTION HALL, Chicago (JP) Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower today won the Republican presidential nomination. In a dramatic climax, to a ding-dong fight with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Eisenhower crashed through to the GOP accolade on the first ballot. On the rollcall, Eisenhow- er received 595 votes to 500 for Taft. But before the vote could be announced, Minne- sota threw to the general 19 votes it had first given to Harold E. Stassen. Thaf put Ike across with 614 votes. It took 604 to nominate. Texas and other states which had split their votes then began jumping. It was a landslide in the end. And this feuding, wrangling 25th Republican National Convention pulled itself together into a voci- ferous show of unity behind the five-star general with a roaring demonstration around and around this big hall hard by the stock- yards. Stassen entered the convention hall and talked with his delegation just Warren Burger of St, Paul made the 19-vote switch ta Ike. The official result of the first ballot5or the Republican presiden- tial nomination: Total 1.206 votes: Eisenhower 845; MacArthur 4; Taft 280; War- ren 77. The convention then made iU nomination of Eisenhower unani- mous. Gen. Eisenhower called on Sen. Robert A. Taft today shortly after his triumph over the senator for the Republican presidential nom- ination. He arrived, for what was an ap- parent effort to smooth over the ijitterness of the convention con- test, under police guard and the two went into private conference. Eisenhower and Taft came out of their conference at p. m. "You'll win the Taft told the general at one point He said: "I have congratulated isenhower on his nomination and assure him I will do everything possible for him in his campaign and after he wins the Taft said. gards Sen_ Nixon of Cali- ahead and the hope that they may visit our city before November. Gen. Eisenhower smiled broad ly and assured us that he like; Minnesota and the beauty of our area. It is too early for congratulations he said, but he was very hopefa of the outcome today. Throughout these headquarters an air of preparation for a great celebration prevailed. Bob Mullin, press boss of the working press, had to give .'p his quarters so a television station could be set up. The number of newspapermen and cameramen moving in and out trebled in the last 24 hours. This was reflected also in the Eisenhower reception suite. Flow- ers were everywhere. Mrs. Eisen- hower was given a lei from Hawaii 125 feet long just before we were ushered into the suite. The General shook hands with each one in our small press group and Mrs. Eisenhower chatted with Lhe women in the party. Mrs. Hymes mentioned the Eisenhower (grandchildren and she beamed all over. They will have a great time in the White House. Earlier in the day Mrs. Eisen- hower had them down to press headquarters and they had a grand time with the photographers. They posed for many pictures. Mrs..Eisenhower was.dressed in a plain black and white dress and looked very fresh and happy. "Fvjliave been too busy.to have with the she saioigij'kut they are enjoying the excitement." The General had been receiving large delegations most of the morning and afternoon. Both he and Mrs. Eisenhower have met each one personally, shook their hand, and asked them their name and where they are from. The Gen- eral often makes some about that area. There were six members of the French press with our group. This recalled days just a few months back for the Eisenhowers. fonnia as the "top prospect" for the GOP vice-presidential nomina- Scott has been a leading figure I in the handling of strategy for There was none of the military i atmosphere expected to be found about a five star general present. He was dressed in a salt and pep- per brown suit, and is well tanned. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Scott said Sen, William F, Know- land of California, and Rep. Walter Judd of Minnesota were also being heal party wounds, said he had come across the street "to pay a call of friendship on a very great American." Floor in Uproar The convention floor was in an uproar at that point as state after state rushed to toss its votes on the Eisenhower bandwagon. considered" for the V-P nomination.., Eisenhower himself was not in _ i Traditionally, a presidential can- (Continued on_Page _3, Column 5.) didate is allowed to choose the man he wants to run with him. INTERVIEW 1 the hall. As custom dictates, he (Continued on Page 9, Column 3.) EISENHOWER Absolute Positive Backers of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower are shown with the general's wife, Maniie, in a family gathering at the "Ike" head- quarters. They are (left to right) grandson Dwight David, 2nd, Mrs. Eisenhower holding grand- daughter Susan, 6 months, granddaughter Bar-. bara Anne and Mamie's sister, Mrs. Francis Moore.