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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight, Showers, Warmer on Tuesday SEND YOUR LETTERS BY AIRMAIL VOLUME 52, NO. 13] SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 21, 1952 SIXTEEN PAGES 12 Kill in Calif ornia 'Uncertainty' Mood of Democrats Tearful, 10-Year-Old Jeanne Henderson kneels before the tiny pfle of clothes worn by her brother Stanley before he went swim- ming at the East End boat harbor Saturday afternoon. Stanley slipped off a sandbar just off shore and drowned when he was unable to swim back to land. (Republican-Herald photo) Search Continues Police and fire department rescue squads, assisted by Won't Appease Or Apologize, Says Stevenson Warns Democrats To Admit Mistakes, Plan for Future CHICAGO UP) Stevenson with talk of drafting him as a presidential nominee buzzing abou the Democratic convention, tolc delegates today the party will never apologize for its 20th cen- tury leadership. "Who leads us is less important than what leads the Illinois governor said in a prepared wel- coming speech. "What counts he said, "is not just what we are against bul what we are for. A man doesn't save a century or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principle can. "I hope our preoccupation he said "is not just with personal ities but with objectives. What America needs and the world wants is not bombast, abuse and double talk, but a sober message of firm faith and confidence. Stevenson counseled that Demo- crats must not deny their errors or make excuses "where we have wronged the public trust." Then he added: "But we will never appease, nor will we apologize for our leader- ship in the great events of this critical century from Woodrow Wilson to Harry Truman! "We glory in these imperishable pages of our country's chronicle." Stevenson went to the rostrum at the opening convention session amid growing draft-Stevenson sen- timent. Former Sen. Scott Lucas of Illinois said, "We're definitely going to draft him." Shortly after Lucas' prediction last night, a "personal choice" poll of the 70-vote Pennsylvania delegation was topped by Steven- son with 32 votes. Stevenson told the 60-vote Illinois delegation that "I just don't want to be nominated for the presi- Stanley Henderson Denison, Texas, Nervous Politically DENISON, Tex. people of Denison are nervous, politically. The street-corner talk is about the possibility that they might have to choose between two favorite sons next November. Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Denison, in a little white house on the wrong side of the tracks. The people of Denison are mighty proud of the general. They gave him a big welcome last month, long before the Republicans made him their candidate for President. Now come the Democrats in Chicago this talk that Sam Rayburn is what they call a "darkhorse candidate." Sam wasn't born in Denison. In fact, he was born in Tennessee. But he's been farming in neighbor- ing Fannin County as long as most folks here can remember. He's been so busy as speaker of the House that he doesn't get to farm much. But when he gets back to Texas he always drops in for a talk with his friends in Denison. sandbars that project into the river at the harbor entrance. The other principals in the water mishap were 12-year-old Jeanette Orlikowski, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Orlikowski, 855 E. 5th St., and Bernard :Benny) Stolpa, 10, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Stolpa, 856 E, 2nd St.. All three children plunged into deep water adjacent to the sand- bar almost simultaneously. Ben- ny, however, managed to swim downstream a distance of some 30 j feet or so to the southeast point of the harbor and Jeanette, after going under the water twice, was rescued by two fishermen who had just arrived at the harbor. Stanley, after floundering about in the strong current for a short time, slipped beneath the surface of the water for the third time be- fore rescuers could arrive at the scene. Second of Season Saturday's accident at the har- bor was Winona's second water fatality of the season. It was on June 7 that a 9-year-old boy drown ed when he stepped off a drop-off near the Lake Park, shore of Lake man of the Illinois delegation, said last night, "He didn't say he would not accept a draft." Gill said he believes Stevenson's nearly a score of volunteers manning small river craft, to- dency." But Joseph L. Gill, chair- day continued to press their search for the body of year-old Stanley Henderson who drowned at the entrance to the East End boat harbor Saturday afternoon. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Henderson, 852 E. 5th St., Stanley was one of a group of children playing at the I boat harbor when the accident oc- Icurred shortly before p. m. Saturday. Two other companions narrowly escaped drowning when they, too, slipped off one of two Dr. Tweedy, Here Since 7893, Dead Tug-of-War On Platform, Candidates Civil Rights issue, Too Many Hopefuls, Causing Confusion By JACK BELL and WILLIAM T. PEACOCK CONVENTION HALL, CHICAGO The Democrats came to the start of their 31st national conven- tion today, pulling and hauling in uncertainty over platform and can- didates. As to the platform, it was again, as it has been for years, a North- South battle over "civil rights." This sectional war threatened for a time to break out on the conven- tion floor at the opening session in a scrap over seating of rival dele- gations from Mississippi and Texas. But convention leaders put the issue over for at least 24 hours by a pro- gram shift. 893, died at p.m. Sunday ati As to candidates, it was wide-; his home, 315 W. Broadway, after I open. Five hopefuls were working illness of several months. hard Presidential nomina- Dr. George J. Tweedy Dr. George J. Tweedy, SO, physi- "ian and surgeon in Winona since A Passerby Looks at a broken window in a downtown Los Angeles store after this morning's strong earthquake. The shock was widely felt, all the way from Southern California to San Fran- cisco. Residents streamed in alarm from homes and hotels. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) CHICAGO STORY tion, and there were a dozen "fa vorite sons" in the field. Gov. Adlai Stevenson, of Illinois, the man who has said repeatedly he doesn't want it, was still get- ting a lot of talk for the nomina- tion. Bunting-Draped Death was due to the infirmities of ge. Dr. Tweedy who was born in 'ernon River, Prince Edward Is- and, Canada, March 14, 1862, the on of Thomas Tweedy and Sarah 'urness Tweedy, was graduated rom Prince of Wales College, rince Edward Island, and receiv- d his medical degree from Tor- nto University in 1890. After post- Taduate study in Europe, he came i Winona in 1893. _ He served two terms as Winona i tprical fire of this warm-up conven- ounty coroner and was a mem-1 tion session was turned toward the er of the Winona General Hospital! Republic an Presidential nominee. The delegates, trooping into this bunting-draped arena at the stock- yards, were certain of only one thing: They know Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is the man they must lick if the Democrats are to stay in power. Consequently, much of the ora- oard and the Winona Free Public Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois, f space under a large curtain, ibrary Board for many years. mindful of GOP attacks on the Support Strong For Stevenson By RELMAN MORIN CHICAGO eyes of the Democratic convention focused to- day on the man who seems to be its reluctant dragon. Adlai Stevenson, governor of Illinois, heir to five generations 01 public service, and an overnight- success-story in politics, is the man many Democrats would like to see emerge as the party's can- didate for the presidency. Stevenson has been saying, for many months, and in many dif- ferent ways, that be doesn't want that honor. Yet today, with the convention opening, the Chicago story is still Stevenson. An accurate measure of thfe in terest in him developed late yes- terday. The Illinois delegation, with Stevenson present, held a last-minute caucus. It was behind closed doors, of course. But there were apertures beneath the doors large enough to insert a copy of the Congressional Record, and another listening- Dr. Tweedy was a fellow of the merican College of Surgeons, policy, said in a prepared speech ,_ nd a member of the Winona Coun- the Minnesota and the Ameri- an Medical Associations. War I, he served as a cap- ain in the U. S. Army Medical orps. He was a member of the Mason- Order, the Improved Order of ed Men, the Independent Order Odd Fellows, the American Leg- Truman administration's Korean joint chiefs of staff had reported in 1947 that Korea had little strategic value to the United name will be placed in nomina-iion. the Arlington Club and the tion. I Winona Country Club. "Stevenson could not turn down j Survivors are his wife, two sons, the nomination if it were a legiti- Dr- Robert Tweedy and Dr. John mate draft and if he agreed to the party said Jacob M. Arvey, Illinois national committee- Tweedy, both of Winona; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews in Canada. Funeral services will be .Tues- One of the governor's aides out Iday at 2 p'm- at the Breitlow Fu" une ot tne governor s aides out- neral Holn6) fte Rev_ Harold Rek_ stad officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery where serv- ices will be private. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Duiuth iron Lungs Sent to Sioux City lined his own views this way: He believes Stevenson would ac- cept a "genuine" draft. That means, he added, a draft that would not be "contrived" by a few leaders but one that would develop among a great number of dele- gates. N.D. Hail Storms NEW ENGLAND, N. D. Colgrove, manager of an elevator, estimates that hail storms in south- western North Dakota last week destroyed more than a million po- ;ential bushels of grain. He said a personal survey showed at least 200 sections of crop land suffered osses he estimated at more than 75 per cent. Heaviest losses were near New England. States. He asked: "Now, who do you suppose was chief of staff of the Army when A lot of the best newspaper tal- ent in the country simply stretched out on the floor, or stood with ears glued to the other wide-open spaces, trying to get the answers. Most of them came away ira- pressed by one point: that Steven- son did not say he is immune to a 'draft movement. So today the story is that Steven- this military advice was given? It fon.s admirers are going to try to oVif Tt _ t___3____._ was Dwight D. Eisenhower. Downtown, the platform-drafting committee was working on a docu- get a bandwagon going. The determination to nominate him and especially in the face convention on Wednesday. Plank Pledges Party Backers of a proposed feder; fair employment practices ac were plugging for a plank pledgin the party to seek a change in Sen ate rules so that FEPC could no be stopped by a filibuster. Southern senators have in tile past beate: FEPC by prolonged debate whicl prevented it from coming to a vote Hanging over the convention the threat that some southern dele gations may walk out if they don' like the "civil rights" plank. A bol in 1948 cost President Truman th 39 electoral votes of four southern states which gave them instead to a State's Rights ticket. DULUTH of Duluth's I The convention won't get around __ _ 1 .__.... _ _ ment they hoped to present to the Of his consistent assertions that he four iron lungs were carried by airplane to Sioux City, la., yes- terday to aid in treating some of the 178 cases of infantile paralysis in that city. Because only two ma- chines are left in Duiuth, Lloyd B. to picking its Presidential nominee before Friday, at the earliest. In the meantime, the delegates are waiting: 1. For a sign from Presides Truman as to whom he favors. Smith, chairman of the South St. I 2. For some development which Louis polio foundation, said ar- j could turn sentiment toward one oi rangements are being made to bor-ithe candidates now in the field, row additional machines if they or possibly to someone not yel are needed. i mentioned. Winona. Most of the children who wit- nessed the accident in which the Henderson boy drowned had been playing and swimming along the banks of the Mississippi a greater psrt of the day. During the morning, Stanley, for instance, had been with another group of children at a swimming spot several hundred yards up- streair. from the boat harbor. At about 1 p.m., he and some oth- er youngsters walked down to the boat harbor where Benny and an- other neighborhood friend, 11-year- old Boris Ochrymowycz, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ochrymowycz, i64 E. 5th St., already were splash- ng in the water. Eight-year-old Robert Henderson, a brother of the drowning victim, Jeanette and some other children joined the group a short time later. When he arrived at the boat har- bor, Stanley was wearing jeans (Continued on Page 3, Col. 2) DROWNING I Here is A View of the Minnesota delegation meeting in caucus in Chicago at the Bismarck Hotel before the Democratic National Convention opened today. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) only wants to continue as gover- nor of Illinois is an odd facet of a convention situation which is odd in many wasrs. Most people, friends, foes or neutrals, agree that Stevenson has great charm, a winning personali- ty, and that he makes a good speech. To some Democrats, there- fore, he looks like the best counter to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Re- publican nominee. He also is young, as politicians go 52. As governor, he pursued a some- i Humphrey and himself. State Courted By Harriman And Kefauver By JOHN CHADWICK CHICAGO UP) Kefauver and Averell Harriman openly courted the Minnesota delegation to the Democratic convention to- day, even though its 26 votes are pledged to Sen. Hubert Humphrey as a favorite son. Kefauver, 'lanky Tennessee sen- ator, and Harriman, director of the nation's mutual security pro- gram, hoped to build up second- choice strength among the Minne- sotans in their bids for the presi- dential nomination. Humphrey is not regarded as a :ull-fledged contender for the nom- ination, but the Minnesota dele- gation pledged at a caucus last night to work for him and his pro- gram. Delegates said his heir be weakened if they started making second-choice pledges this early in the conven- tion proceedings. The Mmnesotans had a chance to size Harriman up at a coffee- and-doughnuts breakfast with him this morning, while Kefauver call- ed on them at their caucus last night and put in a plug both for what unorthodox course, polities' ly. And so he has both friends anc foes in Illinois. The friends argu that he is a "high more in terested in the job than the office The enemies point to the two chap- ters in his regime that hold the stories of the horse-meat scanda and the West Frankfort mine dis aster. And some of the neutrals claim there are Illinois political figures who would like to see him leave Springfield for the very reason thai he has not "played ball." Stevenson went before the con- vention today. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and ah- tonight, increasing cloudiness Tuesday. Local thundershowers ate Tuesday afternoon or evening. 'o important change in tempera- ure. Low tonight 68, high Tuesday 2. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 95; minimum, 68; oon, 89; precipitation, 2.76. Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 91; minimum, 68; oon, 88; precipitation, none; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. 88 at noon today, low 67 t a.m. Noon readings no louds, visibility 15 miles, wind rest 10 miles per hour. Humidity 7, dewpoint 64, barometer 29.84, :eady. Additional Weafhtr on Past 13) Kefauver, while speaking highly of Humphrey, told the delegates he would appreciate their support if they decide that Humphrey can- not be nominated. Whole State Rocked; Untold Number Injured Small Town Of Tehachapi Leveled, Report LOS ANGELES UP) A violent pre-dawn earthquake in the sparse- ly-settled mountains north of here, killed at least 12 persons today and left a mounting toll'of damage and injuries. As the first reports of eyewit- nesses filtered out of the little town of Tehachapi, they painted a pic- ture of shattered business dis- trict, brick-littered streets and a wrecked hotel. Doctors and nurses were flown in when ambulances met slide- blocked roads. They included not only civilians, mobilized by the Red Cross, but rescue crews from Edwards Air Force base and the Navy's rocket testing base at China Lake. Amateur radio operators heard by radio station KTRB in Modesto reported the earth rocked convul- sively, debris tumbling into Slain Street in thunderous crashes. Rush to Streets Children and their parents rushed into the streets and crouched, stunned by the giant shaking! A large water tank crashed, flooding the area. Another amateur quoted Carl Thurber of the Kern County sher- iff's aero detail, who flew in Red toss workers, as reporting two- Lhirds of the city's buildings col- lapsed, with one house caved in and a family probably trapped. In Sacramento, the state capital, State Civil Defense headquarters ordered medical equipment mo- jilized to fly into the area. Tehachapi, with a population of about is between Bakers- rield and Mojave. It is a little mountain town feet high, many of whose residents work at .he big Monolith Portland Cement Co. plant nearby. It also is the site of the State Women's Prison, which was report- ed so hard hit that most of its cluster of two-story buildings are unusable. A call went out for tents n which to house the 327 inmates, including all of California's women onvicted of felonies. The prison- xs were reported panic-stricken iut unhurt. In Brick Hotel Sheriff's Capt. F. D. Jones said e understood most of the dead vere in an old brick hotel. The residential district was amaged, but no deaths were re- Orted there. Caverns were reported in at least wo tunnels in the area, used joint- r by the Santa Fe and Southern 'acific Railroads, and all travel ras blocked. The Southern Paci- c's main line to San Francisco, hich runs along the coast, was ot damaged. The Santa Fe said would move its passengers by us. But the main-traveled route be- >veen here and Bakersfield, the Ridge Route (U.S. 99) was blocked by a slide near Gorman. A highway patrolman said "it seems like the top of a mountain slid bury- ing the busy, four-lane freeway route under 25 feet of dirt at one point. Two Of America's Top woman diplomats, Mrs. Eugenie An- derson, left, Red Wing, ambassador to Denmark, and Mrs. Perle Mesta, minister to Luxembourg, get together during one of tije day's" many activities preceding the opening of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. (A? Wirephoto to The Hepublican- Herald) ;