Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Occasional Shower Periods Tonight, Tuesday Buy Your Steamboat Days Button Now VOLUME 52, NO. 114 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 30, 1952 TWENTY PAGES TODAY ear Ives1 F Of Defeat Irks Tali By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON Robert A Taft's biggest tantrum to date was touched off last week by his fellow Republican and long-time col league, Sen. Irving Ives. The trou- ble started with a report that Sen Ives. did not want to run for re- election in New York on a Repub- lican ticket headed by Sen. Taft as presidential nominee. Sen. Taft was extra touchy that morning, because the Gallup poll had just forecast that he would be badly beaten by almost any Dem ocrat whereas any Democrat would be heavily defeated by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. At any rate, when reporters asked the Ohio senator about the reluctance of Ives to run on the same ticket with him, he took off like a flush- ed partridge. He denounced Sen. Ives, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey and Dr. George Gallup for 30 minutes by the clock, without pausing for breath. Among other things, Sen. Taft furiously attacked the report about Sen. Ives as mere "Dewey propa- In this, at least, Sen. Taft erred. In the first place, Sen. Ives' re- lationship with Gov. Dewey can best be described as friendly but remote. Dewey did not want to run Ives for the senatorship six years ago. Ives was nominated because of his personal and independent strength among New York Republi- cans. Both men still vividly recall these important facts. All the amenities are preserved, but neith- er the governor nor the senator makes propaganda for the other In the second place, Ives very definitely does not want to run, on the same ticket with Sen. Taft, for the extremely simple reason that he thinks he would be beaten. And this is true although, man for man, Ives is probably the strongest sen- atorial candidate in either of the major parties in New York state. In fact, young Franklin Roosevelt is now resisting pressure to accept the Democratic senatorial nomi- nation, partly because he does not hanker to make the race against Ives. Ives has put his problem bleakly and plainly to a great many of his friends. The minimum normal Democratic majority in. New York is now around votes by his estimate, in which almost all other experts concur. With Sen. Taft as Republican presidential nominee. Ives thinks that the up- state Republicans would come out to vote in larger numbers than usual. But he also thiaks that the ruman Miss America, Colleen Hutchins of Salt Lake City, met Bing Crosby in Elko, Nev., Saturday at the Silver State Stampede, an annual celebration, at which she was an honor guest. Crosby owns a large Hereford ranch nearby. Miss Hutchins will be in Winona for the annual Steamboat Days, July 11, 12 and 13. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Blistering Heat Wave Holds On in South By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A blistering heat wave, of more than a week's duration in some Democrats would vote absolutely areas, showed little let-up over Southern and central parts of the solidly against Sen. Taft. He is i country today. sure that many Eisenhower-mind- j Some rain and wind storms hit parts of the sun-baked sections in ed Republicans would desert their the eastern half of the nation, bringing temporary relief. Rain fell [aft, Ike Men Discuss Rules For Convention National Committee Will Begin Hearing Contests Tuesday CHICAGO Wi Preliminaries to the Republican National Conven- tion started today with a fight over contested delegates shaping up as the main event prior to next Mon- day's big political show. Sen. Robert A. Taft, one of the chief candidates for the presiden- tial nomination, was in Chicago to ,ake charge of the final week in his campaign. He arrived from Washington by plane early today. Representatives of the Ohio sen- ator and Gen, Dwight D. Eisen- hower, his chief rival for the nom- ination, met last night with Guy G. Gabrielson, GOP national chair- man, to discuss rules and proce- dures for settling contests over seating disputed delegations. Meet Again Today Another meeting was planned to- day. But the sessions are a pre- liminary to the expected showdown fight scheduled to start tomorrow when the national committee be- ;ins to hear contests. The contests involve convention j votes from eight states and Puerto Rico. The sharpest fight is expect- ed to revolve around Texas' 38 dis- puted seats. Other delegations in- volved in state contests and votes are Florida with 18; Louisiana with six; Georgia and Mississippi, each with four, and Missouri and Kansas with one each. In each contest there are two sets of delegates seeking recogni- tion, one group backing Taft and GOP Governors See Tough Fight By JACK BELL HOUSTON, Tex. Republican governors forecast dif- ficulties for their party in November as warring Democrats talked today of civil rights issues which might let them win the presidency. Forecasts that the Republicans would be the underdogs in the gen- eral ele.ction came from two supporters of Gen, Dwight D. Eisen- Alfred E. Driscoll s Bill President Not Too Well Pleased With Measure Final Act Far From One Sought By Administration This Was The Look on Illi- nois Gov. Adlai Stevenson's face in Springfield, 111., when he was asked at a news con- ference if he would accept a draft for president on the Democratic ticket. He re- plied: "I have no comment on that is getting mighty tiresome." (AP Wire- photo) the other Eisenhower. Gabrielson said appeals from party. And he is also sure that most of the crucial independent voters (scorned by Taft as mere mugwumps) would join the Dem- ocrats. Defeat In these circumstances, Ives forecasts that the margin gained by Sen. Taft among the orthodox upstate Republicans would amount to less than nothing, when balanc- ed against his losses. In short, al- though extremely confident of his own standing in the state, Ives be- lieves Taft would lose New York by such a heavy majority that he would bring down the rest of the Republican ticket in his own ruin. "All you have to do is is the meat of Ives' talks with those close to him. "Our party just can't carry New York, or Cal- ifornia, or a lot of other states we've got to carry for that mat- ter, unless we pick a presidential nominee who will be strong with the independents and have some appeal to the many discontented Democrats. We can do it with Ike, Children To Get Polio Inoculations HOUSTON Wt-Experimental in by the prolonged hot-dry spell. It was a weekend of stifling heat in many areas. Temperatures in the 90s to as high as 108 were reported in central and. Southern states east of the Rockies. Re- freshing breezes and rain storms brought relief to hot spots in sec- tions of the East and South At- lantic states. Death Toll 200 _ _ The death toll from the summer noculation of young children i season's longest stretch of hot will begin this week in a mass! weather mounted toward the 200 decision of the national committee may be taken to the Credentials Committee. This would carry the fights over contests into the con- vention sessions starting next Mon- day at the international Amphi- theater. Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of Mass- achusetts, Eisenhower's campaign manager, has said the fight over the seating of the Texas delegation will be taken to the convention floor at the opening session. In other preliminaries to the ma- jor event, three subcommittees of in sections of the parched Southern the national committee planned states, where crops are threatened i meetings today. The subcommittee [aft Arrives In Chicago For Convention A. of New Jersey and Gov. Walter iohler of Wisconsin. They agreed he GOP nominee would be the outsider in the betting, whether he is Eisenhower or Sen. Robert A. Taft of'Ohio. On the other hand, Democratic executives gathered for the annual Governors Conference here sound- ed a back-thumping note of con- fidence that they will win with any nominee they can agree upon at their Chicago convention. Eyes On Stevenson Many of them, however, were waiting for a scheduled news con- ference answer by Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois to the often- repeated question of what he might do about a presidential draft movement. There was no indication that Stevenson would travel beyond his latest observation that it remains to be seen what might happen in that event. Gov. James F. Byrnes of South Carolina, firebrand of the "South- ern Democratic battle against President Truman's civil rights program, could supply some in- formation on Stevenson's chances later in the day, if he chose to. The former Supreme Court jus- tice and secretary of state was keeping a tight rein on any com- ment, but friends assayed an 'anal- ysis of his position as this: He would oppose possibly to the extent of an open revolt any nominee who embraced a platform plank calling for action by Con- gress on such controversial issues as creation of a fair employment test of a drug to prevent paralysis From polio. Medical scientists, financed by :he National Foundation of Infan- tile Paralysis, will begin giving shots of gamma globulin Wednes- day. Half the children will get the harmless blood fraction and the other half will get a neutral in- noeulation. Only the University of Pittsburgh research men will know mark. Thousands of persons have been hospitalized for heat prostra- tion. Beaches, parks and resort areas were jammed with millions trying to escape the scorching heat. In Chicago, sweltering in the llth day of 90-degree or higher tempera- on contests was to prepare sum- maries of the contests for the full committee meeting tomorrow. Other sessions are planned by sub- committees on rules- and oa ar- rangements. Mae On Speech The Resolutions Committee of the convention will meet unoffi- cially tomorrow to begin drafting a Republican platform. The keynote speech at Monday night's session by Gen. Douglas A. MacArthur has been written, By RELMAN MORIN CHICAGO Robert Taft, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, arrived in Chicago today and began a series of conferences, some of which he indicated would have to do with the fight over disputed state delega- tions. There are contests over dele- gates from eight states and Puerto Rico. The Republican national commit- tee begins hearings on the con- tests Tuesday. i'ltov: Paul A. Devers of Massa- chusetts, the Democratic keynoter, Jill, Pet Pigeon of Patty Week, 10, Albert Lea, Minn., presented everyone a puzzle when she finally hatched out an egg. The offspring, perched on Patty's left hand, turned out to be a bantam chick. No one knows how the bantam egg got into Jill's nest. Patty has named the chick "Miss Fit" and hopes it doesn't grow up to be a rooster. (AP Wirephoto) but be confer with the principals in the disputes, replied: "I expect to dis- cuss every conceivable subject here." The senator said he still takes an attitude of compromise, added: "Both sides have to reasonable." Principle Involved He said he has no specific view on the Texas delegation case. "However, there is a principle involved, and the settlement de- pends upon the application of that principle." A majority of delegates support- ing Taft were seated at the Texas House Votes Funds to Build Bigger Air Force WASHINGTON Senate voted unanimously today to give the Air Force enough money to splitting civil ngius issue can oe b M it fi M strength to 143 compromised. Devers said he i 6 f fa thinks almost any Democratic nom- j bv tne middle of 1955. powers to enforce its rulings against job discrimination. No Answer There .was no answer, however, to reporters' questions as to wheth- er the threatened revolt would oc- cur if such a potential nominee as Stevenson, with Southern family connections, headed a ticket which ran on a platform pledging affir- mative action on civil rights pro- left no doubt he hopes the party- splitting civil rights issue can be inee can win in November. By a vote of 79 to 0, the Senate He included in this, Sen. Richard adopted an amendment proposed Gabrielson said. He added "no one convention. The senator and his who is out in front for either prin- i backers have claimed that the cipal candidate" has seen it. involved was to prevent said the speech has been checked I re.xas frora swamping" the mm- by responsible party leaders, whom I onty Party ln the state. Taft said he has notified the na- tional committee he is willing to have the hearings on the contests le did not name. MacArthur is expected to spea for 30 to 40 minutes. As the campaign headed into th 'inal week, Taft and Eisenhowe tures in June, an estimated one forces directed their operation but we can't do it with Bob Taft." which children get the gamma beaches. Hence Ives now definitely wants j globulin. Ti million persons swarmed to the city's dozen Lake Michigan to bow out if Taft is the Republi- can standardbearer. His personal interests are all on the side of doing so, since a losing campaign will be a huge wasted investment of money and effort, and he can easily move from the Senate into a distinguished and profitable priv- ate job. It must be added, how- ever, that party loyalty may over- come Ives' own desires and in- terests. With his personal strength in New Ycrk, Ives would help his party to retain its control of the state senate, even though defeat- ed himself. He has also told friends that if Gov. Dewey and the other party leaders press him to run again for this reason, he "hardly knows what he will do." 'No Comment' Since these views of his began to be known, Ives has said nothing for quotation except a prim "no comment." This, in itself, speaks volumes. There is no doubt what- ever that the foregoing is an ac- curate summary of the New York senator's attitude and opinions. Maybe Sen, Taft is right and Sen. Ives is wrong. Maybe Sen. Taft is right and Dr. Gallup is wrong. Maybe Sen. Taft can win nationally by the kind of cam- paign he waged in Ohio, although it would have been gross flattery to call his Ohio opponent a cal zombie. But it is still fairly meaningful that at least 90 per cent of Sen. Taft's support comes from the rockbound Republican states and the Southern rotten bor- oughs, whereas the Republicans in the vital swing states all but un- animously oppose the Taft. candi- dacy, i It was a record June 29 reading The tests were planned after jof Houston and Harris County passed the stage regarded as epidemic by the national foundation. By last week, Houston had re- ported 149 city cases and expected to be followed by a top of 98 and high humidity tomorrow. In St. Louis weary from five consecutive days of temperatures above 100 the prospect was for six deaths, and 96 non-resident cases and six deaths. Meanwhile, Nina Warren, IS, daughter of Gov. Earl Warren of California, came to Houston with a message of hope for polio sufferers. The pretty blonde looked as if she had never been ill. Yet only 18 months ago "Honeybear" War- ren was paralyzed from the waist down. "The most important thing to remember is that people do recover from she said. "People don't hear so much about complete recovery. That's one reason why they fear.the disease so much." Dr. William Hammon of the Uni- versity of Pittsburgh will direct the inoculation of the children here. Cooper Files for DFL Secretary of State ST. PAUL WV- Melvin. Cooper, St. Louis Park hardware store op- erator, filed today for the Demo- cratic-Farmer-Labor nomination as Secretary of State. Until last week, Cooper headed Minnesota Kefauver for President clubs. He was relieved because of attacks on Sen. Humphrey (D- few days. Yesterday's reading was 104, marking the 25th day of 90 or higher this month. Twenty-four persons have died from effects of the heat. But in Maiden, Mo., the mercury climbed higher, hitting 108, the top mark posted in the U. S. Weather Bureau's map. Kansas City stayed in the weather hot-box with a top of 102. It was 104 in Chanute, Kan., 103 in Nashville, 101 in Wi- chita, 100 in Memphis and Toledo, only two floors apart in the con veution headquarters hotel, th Conrad Hilton. Five Michigan Papers Boost Daily Prices DETROIT Five more Mich igan newspapers have booster their prices, bringing to nine the number which have taken the step this month. The Kalamazoo Gazette, Granc Rapids Herald, Ann Arbor News: Jackson Citizen Patriot, and Mus- segon Chronicle each raised the price per copy from 5 to 7 cents. The Lansing State Journal, Bat- tle Creek Enquirer News, Pori 99 in Columbus, 98 in Cincinnati j Huron Times Herald, and Sault and Oklahoma City and 93 in Des I Ste. Marie Evening News raised Mojnes. Storm ;n New York struck New York City about -midnight, dissipating the threat of immediate hot weather. Similar storms hit Washington, D. C., and various parts of Mary- land, which has been hard hit by the hot spell. Winds up to 65 miles an hour swept Baltimore and in the Chesapeake Bay area. Other storms struck in the area of Norwalk, 0., Pittsburgh and in sections of the Southeast. One rain belt extended from the Tuscaloosa- Birnyngham area in Alabama across middle _and Northern Geor- gia and over most of Northwestern South Carolina. The rain did mil- lions of dollars of good to heat- imperiled tobacco, peanut and mel- on crops. prices earlier this month. In all cases, increased production and newsprint costs were given as the main reasons for the increase. Coast Prices Up SAN FRANCISCO Four San Francisco bay area metropolitan newspapers Saturday announced a price increase to 10 cents from 7 cents on single copies, effec- tive July 1, because of increased costs of newsprint and production. The Sunday price was raised from 15 to 20 cents. Pricei Up WISCONSIN RAPIDS, The price of the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune has been increased to 7 cents per copy to meet the increased cost of newsprint and payroll. The paper is published evenings daily-except Sundays. I televised. The senator again asserted that his total delegate strength at the convention is already over the 600 He insisted that the decision on whether to try for the nomina- tion on the first ballot is "a ques- tion of strategy." Russell of Georgia, champion of the anti-civil rights group. He said Taft would be more difficult to beat than Eisenhower. While observers left some room for natural optimism on the part of Devers, Driscoll and Konler made it plain they think the Re- publicans have some corn-row hoe- ing to do before they can reason- ably expect a victory in November. "I don't think any Republican is going to have an easy chance to win the presidency this Kohler t9ld a news conference. He said he believes the task would be much easier if Eisen- hower is the nominee than if Taft by Sen. O'Mahoney that By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON (.IV- Administra. don leaders said today President Truman will sign later in the day a bill extending wage and price controls for 10 months. Speaker Rayburn (D-Tex) told reporters after a White House con- ference that the President is "not too well pleased with but that signing the measure is "the only ihing he can do." The bill as passed by Congress Saturday bears little resemblance to the controls legislation Truman asked of the House and Senate last year. He wanted authority to control wages and prizes extended for two years, until June 30, 1954, and he asked that the current controls pro- in the defense production act of 1950 be strengthened. 10-Month Extension Instead Congress weakened some of the controls authority and plac- ed a 10-month limit on an exten- sion. Rayburn told questioners the President "didn't seem very en- thusiastic" over the legislation ev- en though the final bill was con- sidered a victory for the adminis- tration after the House earlier had voted to kill nearly all wage-price controls. But on the possibility that ths President might not sign the meas- ure even reluctantly congres- sional leaders readied an emer- gency resolution to continue the present law long enough for Con- gress to tackle a substitute bill. The controls legislation, finally worked out in a lengthy Senate- House conference, would continue federal authority to regulate wages and prices for 10 months through next April 30. Major Changes But it would make several major changes in the present Defense Production Act. These changes would: 1. End rent controls on Sept. 30 except" in localities whose govern- ing bodies vote to extend them to next April 30, and in certified crit- ical defense areas. 2. Toss out controls over credit for consumer goods and for con- ventional housing loans. The Fed- eral Reserve Board could restrict housing credit again if the annual would chop billion in cash from rate of new houses started passed Air Force funds voted by House. But at the same time the amend- ment would give the Air Force authority to contract for new a sum million more than the amount voted by the House. It was an unusual amendment and it left most of the senators a. bit puzzled. In place of the of new cash for planes voted by the House, O'Mahoney's amendment cash but jt would aUow bil' July 7 at Chicago. work te Eisenhower, if the Ohio senate This was less new In answer to a question about i "ndidahte wil1 be ;1Vovpmhf'r wins the nomination. Driscoll said he thinks some Re publicans are living in a "never lever land" of dreams that thei a shoo-in nex the Associated Press tabulation of candidates' relative strength, Taft said there is a "fundamental dif- ference" between the AP method and his. (The AP tabulation gave him 480 and Eisenhower 407.) "The AP only counts delegates who publicly committed them selves, but we count those who have told us they will vote for he said. Very Forgiving Nature Taft indicated that he would Jring retired Lt. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer into service some- where if Taft is elected but .he declined to specify the assignment. As to those Republicans who are Jresently opposing him, Taft said that if elected, "I would have a ery forgiving nature." "I think a great many of them would be brought into service he said. Taft's schedule calls for a return o Washington Thursday and for return to Chicago next Saturday night or Sunday with Mrs. Taft. He said he does not plan to ap- ear at the convention until after le nomination has 'been made. He said he had no specific plans o see Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, tbo is due in Chicago Saturday. "I have no objections to seeing im, and will in the interests of arty Taft said, "but have no plans." A fight between their supporters ver contested delegates to the arty's national convention next eek was headed today for a sbow- i November. Gov. Dan Thornton of Colorado an Eisenhower rooter, forecas that the general would win tb nomination on the third ballot a own before the Republican na- onal committee. Val Peterson of Nebraska, defeated by Sen. Hugh Butler for the senatorial nomination from his state, opened the conference for mally. Peterson, an Eisenhower backer, is chairman of the con. ference. Die on U.S. Highways in May CHICAGO The nation's high- way death toll for May shot up to the higest May., figure on record, the -National Safety Coun- cil announced today. Last month's toll was a 12 per cent increase over May in 1951 and an increase of 94 deaths over the previous high for May, in 1937. Using the fatality figure' as a warning, Ned H. Dearborn, presi- dent of the Council, cautioned mo- orists about the forthcoming "'ourth of July weekend. "With both the Memorial Day loliday and the entire month of May setting new records of death nd tragedy on the highway, it must be apparent to everyone that ummer time is danger time. Be xtra alert this weekend. Prevent one accident you can prevent, the one you might cause." cash but a cash credit total of S560 million more. The vote came after O'Mahoney said he wanted the Air Force to attain the 143-wing goal by July 1, 1955. This would be one year beyond July 1, date that the Joint Chiefs of Staff and military intelligence experts say Soviet Rus- sia will be, able to launch a long- range atomic bomb attack on this nation. Republican senators questioned that the House would be willing to accept any scheme for contrac' authority. WEATHER FEDERAL FpRECAST Winona and vicinity Consider- able cloudiness and a little warm- er tonight and Tuesday. Occasional periods of showers and thunder- storms. Low tonight 64, high Tues- day 86. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 ra. Sunday: Maximum, 96; minimum, 67; noon, 85; precipitation, none. For the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 89; minimum, 63; noon, 76; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. Temp. 86 at p. m. Sun- ay; Min. 63 at a. m. Monday; oon readings wind direction ast, velocity, 5 M.P.H.; clouds, 00 feet; humidity, 83; barometer, 0.12. Additional weather on Page U. the The present rate is 000. 3, Retain the Wage Stabilization Board but with limited power, and to make the appointment of its members subject to Senate confir- mation. The board would be de- prived of its authority to make recommendations in labor disputes unless the management and union agreed to ask the WSB how much of a wage boost might be granted in a dispute. A major administration setback was adoption of an amendment to exempt processed fruits and vege- tables from price controls. Price control officials said this comprises about 11 per cent of the house- wife's grocery purchases and could mean a big hike in food costs. The measure also includes a re- quest not binding that the President invoke the Taft-Hartley Law in the steel strike. This would mean asking for an 80-day strike- lalling court injunction, which Tru- man has said would accomplish nothing permanent. The biggest victory scored by the administration in the compromise was wiping out a House-approved i amendment by Rep. Talle (H-Iowa) 'which would have exempted from price controls everything not ra- tioned or allocated. This would have meant an end to price con- trols since nothing is rationed and little is allocated. Man Sad He Didn't Die MIDDLEBORO, Ky. I guess God changed His mind." That was the comment of James' P. Loagworth yesterday on his ap- parent good health after explain- ng that God twice told him that he would die at 7 a. m. Saturday. "I am greatly disappointed, the 69-year-old moun- taineer said. "I was ready to Longworth had arranged for his own funeral Saturday and about ,000 persons visited the neat, five- room cottage where he lives with lis daughter. More visitors poured in yesterday. The elderly mountaineer said he believed God decided to keep him on earth for a purpose. "I don't know the he said, "but I'm going back to the mountain to pray and ask God."