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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Clearing, Colder Tonight; Thursday Fair, Warmer VOLUME 52, NO. 27 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 19, 1952 TWENTY PAGES er Write-ins for Eisenhow Ike Leads Winona County Voting Area Counties Vote Strong For General (For a report on voting by precincts in Winona County and details of presidential pri- mary voting in. Houston, Fill- more, Wabasha and Olmsted Counties turn to Page 4.) Supporters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower upset the po- litical applecart in Winona County in Tuesday's presi- dential primary election. Despite the fact that he was a write-in candidate, Gen. Eisenhower defeated Harold E. Stassen, Minneso- ta's "favorite by 776 votes in the city and 511 in the county. It was the first time in the his- tory of Winona County, according to Richard Schopnover, county auditor, that a write-in or sticker candidate ever won a primary or an election. The complete unofficial vote for the county on the Republican tick- et was Eisenhower and Stas- sen Rain Quiets Front; Van Fleet's Birthday SEOUL, Korea Kain storm soaked the quiet Korean faattl front today and washed-out tb air war in the morning. But it was a bright day for Gen James A. Van Fleet, IT. S. Eighth Army commander. He celebrate iiis 60th birthday with his son, an Air Force lieutenant he had no seen for 15-months. James Jr., arrived in Korea Fr day. He flew to Eighth Arm headquarters at Seoul in one o Eisenhower won by about 500 votti in Olmsted County, too, but in other Southeastern Min- nesota Fill- more and Wabasha Stassen took substantial leads. Sen. Hubert Humphrey, the Democratic favorite son candidate, the only name on the ticket, dem- onstrated in Winona County a re- markable ability to keep his party members in the fold. He polled of the votes cast in. the Democratic primary. Truman Gets 69 Only. 69 Winona County voters wrote in the name of President Truman on their ballot Humphrey had announced he would support President Truman at the conven- tion if he is a candidate. The feared drift to Sen. Kefauver did not develop among Winona County Democrats. He polled only 267 votes in the county's 46 pre- cincts. Nearly half of the eligible voters in the county went to the polls despite the bad weather and late development of the write-in plan. The total vote was The vote in the 1948 was presidential election The voting also upset an old po- litical axiom that Republicans don't vote when the weather is bad. Of the vote cast Tuesday, 710 were Republican and Democrats. The party vote, compared with the presidential vote of 1948, was: Republican to and Democratic-Farmer Labor to Eisenhower carried every pre- cinct in the city of Winona polling votes to Stassen's Sen. Robert Taft secured 413 write-in votes in the city. The vote for Ed- ward C. Slettedahl, pledged to Gen. MacArthur, was 230 in the city and 320 in the county. Vote by Wards The city ward vote was as fol- lows: First Ward Eisenhower 526, Stassen 353, Slettedahl 48, Taft 120, and Warren 20. Second Ward Eisenhower 643, Stassen 383, Slettedahl 70, Taft 142 and Warren 23. Third Ward Eisenhower 572, Stassen 363, Slettedahl 79, Taft 112 and Warren 16. Fourth Ward Eisenhower 299, Stassen 165. Slettedahl 33, Taft 39 and Warren 7. The vote in the county outside of the city of Winona was Stas- sen 825, Eisenhower 560, Taft 188, Slettedahl 90 and Warren 22. On' the Democratic ticket Sen. Humphrey polled votes in the city and Sea. Kefauver 202. There 55 write-in votes for Truman in the city. The fourth ward was the only ward in the city tb go Democrat- ic. The vote for Democratic-Fann- er Labor candidates was 637 to 543 for Republican ticket candi- dates. Stassen carried 22 of the SO pre- cincts outside the city of Winona. The total vote in the city by wards compared with tae regis- tration was as follows: Ward Registered Voted First Second Third Fourth .....W43 Taft Blasts U.S. Foreign Policy Stassen Lashes At Taft, Truman EAU CLAIRE CB-Sen. Taft (R Ohio) kept up his attack on th< administration's foreign policy las night while Harold E. Stassen lash ed out at the foreign policy stands of both the administration ant Taft. The Ohio senator told a crowt of at a rally here that "un- less our foreign policy is conduct- ed more competently than it has been in the past ten years, bur Very survival is in doubt." Stassen, who opposes Taft in Wisconsin's April 1 presidential primary, accused both President Truman and- Taft of "mistakes" in foreign policy but added, "pres- idential mistakes in foreign policy can not be voted down by others." Kefauver Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn.) run- ning in Wisconsin's Democratic primary against two Truman fav- orite son delegate slates, planned to start from here today on a two day stumping tour. Gov. Warren of California, the third Republican delegate slate in with his own the Wisconsin race, is due in the state late to- morrow. After a day of talking to large crowds in western Wisconsin, Taft told his Eau Claire audience that "there can be no hope of a real change in foreign policy unless we elect a Republican president to di- rect that policy." The senator said his foreign pol- icy would be guided by two great considerations: "First, the protection of the lib- erties of the American people from, foreign aggression; second, the maintenance of the peace of the American people." Stassen, former Minnesota gov- ernor and now president of the University of Pennsylvania, an- swered in his speech a statement by Sen. Taft Monday night in the same hall that Stassen "seems to be going along with President Tru- man's foreign policy." Stassen declared he has been "fighting mistakes and blunders of President Truman's foreign pol- icy" for the past six years. Then Stassen charged Taft with voting against the Atlantic Pact and the Mutual Assistance Act and "advocating April 30, 1951, that American defense forces should be cut down, even though the Korean war already bad started." "Taft's mistakes on foreign pol- icy have been, voted down; by the other senators 'and therefore, while they have been unfortunate, they have not done much sen said. Stas- the 30 all-weather planes to take the air this morning. He begins flying combat missions as pilot of a B-26 bomber next week. Gen. Van Fleet told visiting newsmen that Red infantrymen could break through the United Na- tions lines if they wanted to pay the price in casualties, but the Al- lies would pinch off any such thrust. Then, he said, the Allies would follow up with a counter- offensive of their own. The Battleship Wisconsin and two American destroyers stood off the eastern end of the 155-mile bat- tle line Tuesday aid hammered Red troops around the clock. The Navy reported the Wisconsin's 16- inch guns destroyed Red bunkers, ripped trenches, blasted artillery batteries and wrecked a boat yard. The destroyers Duncan and Sigbee also scored with direct hits. The Communists increased then- own artillery and mortar fire, shooting more than rounds Tuesday. Most of it hit the Western ront. An Eighth Army briefing offi- cer said a delayed report indicat- ed 50 Chinese were killed in a Western front fight that began Monday night and extended into Tuesday morning. The1 Reds took iver four outposts Northwest of Yonchon as AHies pulled out and the fight was on. The Chinese loss was estimated by U. N. troops who reoccupied the positions Tues- Southbound Traffic on the MEwaukee Road's tracks at Minneiska was blocked during most of the morning after this semi-trailer ran over an- embankment and came to rest on the tracks. Southbound trains were rerouted over ?nother track until the wreckage could be cleared away. (Story on page 11.) Republican-Herald photo day. The Eighth Army reported lead Chinese were counted after a ,000-man northeast talk site. Red attack Tuesday of Panmunjom, truce Only patrol clashes were report- ed Wednesday morning, the long- est fight lasting 40 minutes. One U. N. patrol destroyed four Red bunkers before returning to its lines. Sharp Quake -lits Seoul SEOUL, Korea m An earth- quake of unmeasured strength arred Seoul and Central Korea at :25 p.m. today a.m. 'Jo serious damage was reported. The quake was sharp in Seoul. It was felt at the United Nations ommand advance headquarters t Munsan. It rocked the press there slightly. Most military ersonnel were at dinner. The uake rattled china and set hang- ing lights swinging. Because of war damage and ommunist looting, there are no rager any seismographs in SeouL Japan's central meteorological tation in Tokyo said it barely re- orded the quake and that another ation in Southern Japan did not ecord it at all. The Tokyo observatory assigned a rating of four on a scale of even, indicating a fairly strong uake at a distance. It was considered possible the oint of origin might have been istant on the Asiatic mainland or lat the shock was sharp but pure- local. ke Watches Write-In Vote PARIS Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower kept up via news agency dispatches today with the write-in vote he was get- ting in the Minnesota Republi- can primary, but made no comment. City Total 5451 "Coed Morning, Sen. Kefanver said to- Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio when they met in a hotel in Ean Claire, Wis., today. "Hello, replied Taft, before hurrying to his chartered bus for a 150-mile trip to Superior. (AP Wirephoto to Use Repnbiican-Eerald) told newsmen be would be recalled "probably before the end of this month." Nunan refused to comment on bis Icng session other than to say it was- exhausting." Nu- nan, income tar chief to 1947, has been accused'by Sen. Williams (R-Del) of giving legal aid to tax-troubled clients too soon after leaving the government. Morris appeared to be philosoph- ical about the Senate committee's refusal to give him subpoena pow- ers. He noted, at a news confer- ence, that the resolution is "still before although apparently he was well aware that j committee disapproval usually kills proposed legislation. I Truman Takes Charge of Party Plans By ERNEST B. VACCARO Probes Within Probes Cause Capital Confusion By JACK ADAMS WASHINGTON bomb bursts rolled up and down Pennsylvania Avenue today as corruption probes within probes veered off in unpredictable directions. 1 These-developments stood out in the bitter election-year struggle be- 39 tween the Truman administration and its critics: 1. Newbold Morris, President Truman's specially appointed cor- ruption sleuth, called on Atty. Gen. McGrath (his own immediate su- perior) and 595 other top Justice Department officials to submit de- tailed data on the financial status of themselves and their immediate kin. The questions asked ranged from stock market speculation and gam- bling to how many fur coats are now in the family compared with five years ago. 2. A House judiciary subcommi tee set up in the wake of con gressional disclosures of tax co lection scandals asked Truman fo a look at the income tax return of McGrath and 19 of his aides. 3. The same committee aske McGrath to appear for questionin March 26 in connection with th committee's own investigation Justice Department affairs. Repub lican presidential possibility Har old E. Stassen has suggested a inquiry into reports that McGratt has become a millionaire in his 21 years in public office. 4. The Senate Judiciary Commit tee rejected Truman's request tha Morris be given power to sub poena witnesses and require th production of records from non government sources. Instead, Chairman McCarran (D Nev) and his group had approvec "a-new approach" to the govern ment cleanup problem. This woulc involve presidential appointment o a chief investigator and five as sistants be subject to Senate confirmation Further, in sharp contrast to th Morris plan of operations, Con gress would have access to all in formation gathered by these inves- tigators, through subpoena pow ers or otherwise. McCarran and other members o, the committee made it amply clear that they did not have Morris in mind for the proposed chief tigator's post The Nevadan described Morris, former president of the New York City Council, as a man without "control of his own emotions. This was an obvious reference to outburst against the "dis- eased miids" of senators investi- gating his part in some surplus tanker deals. Meanwhile, former Internal Rev- enue Commissioner Joseph D. Nu nan Jr., spent six hours yesterday behind closed doors with a House committee pursuing tax collection irregularities. Chairman King (D- Sutton Shares Limelight With Slain Schuster NEW YORK ffl-Wfflie (the Ac- tor) Sutton may make his cur- rent role, as defendant in a 1950 bank robbery trial, strictly one of silence. His attorney hints he may not testify. And, despite a court ruling, it appears that he will have to share top billing with the ghost of the young man who identified him for police, slain Arnold Schuster. Sutton and Thomas iOing, 45, both notorious bank robbers and jail breakers, went on trial yester- day in a holdup of a branch KEY WEST, Fla. President toe Manufacturers Trust Corn- Truman apparently has taken per- pany in the borough of Queens. Stassen Holding Minnesota Lead MINNEAPpLIS nearly two-thirds of the precincts reporting, write-in candidate Gen. Dwight Eisen- hower had won an amazing 39 per cent of the Republican total in Minnesota's presidential primary election Tuesday. "Favorite son" Harold E. Stassen, whose name was printed on the ballot, got about 42 per cent. The drive for the write-in vote, most always difficult to capture, had been started by Minnesotans for Eisen- hower only last Friday, following the attorney general's ruling that such votes would count. Amid a confusion of court ac- tions and legal opinions surround- ing the primary, voters took the trouble to run up an unprecedented write-in total for Eisenhower in Ike Stature Boosted by Gopher Vote sonal charge of future political strategy for himself and the Dem- ocratic party. This impression arose from a series of conferences with Demo- cratic National Chairman Frank E. McKinney which ended with one positive public result: McKinney, acting on Truman's orders, directed party officials in California to withdraw the Presi- dent's name from that state's pri- mary election June 3. Regardless of whether Truman plans to seek re-election, be ap- pears determined to take personal command of the situation and car- ry out his original stay out of all primaries. This determination could not have been lessened any by the spectacular showing made in the Mew Hampshire primary by Ten- nessee's Sen. Estes Kefauver, who grabbed all the state's convention delegates away from the Presi- dent Fire Destroys Half Of Zumbrota Creamery ZUMBROTA, Minn. ear- y today destroyed half of the 'arraers Co-operative Creamery at lumbrota. Loss was estimated at The section destroyed contained he butter making department Tremen from Wanamingo ,and 'ine Island joined the Zumbrota lepartment to save an adjacent molding housing the cbeese making Queens County Judge Peter. T. Farrell ruled the Schuster slaying no connection" and "is not But the murder crept epartment The fire broke out about 2 a. m. tortly after employes had left re- building. Cause of the blaze was not determined. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST For Winona and Vicinity: Clear- ing and colder tonight. Thursday eaierally fair. Little warmer in Low tonight 24, high Iiursday 44. LOCAL WEATHER Official' observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 39; minimum, 32; noon, 40; precipitation, sun ets tonight sun rises to- orrow at Additional weather on page 17. into the proceedings a number of the Schuster slaying. George Washington Herz, one of Sultan's attorneys, also asked the By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An astonishing show of write-in strength in the Minnesota primary considerable weight today to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's Stature in the fight for the Re- publican nomination for President Eisenhower, whose name was not on the Minnesota ballot, was withia votes of favorite-son candidate Harold E. Stassen with many precincts still to be tabu- lated. 'ike' Glad In Minneapolis, leaders of the Eisenhower movement in Minne- sota attributed the surprising write-in strength of the general to "the magic of a great name and the wisdom of a great people." An official statement released for Minnesotans for Eisenhower by firadshaw Mintener and Sara Lou Mather, chairman and chair- woman of the group, read: "The magic of a great name and the wisdom of a great people have demonstrated their power again. "Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, facing the toughest political fight of our need of winning write-in against a 'favorite son' has received a magnificent expression in the belief that ha should be our President. "The people of Minnesota have proved that the wisdom of the people cannot be challenged and that the will of the people may not be thwarted. "Gen. Eisenhower must be as heartened as we to see that the with every obstacle and given the most unequal of prove with their votes that they believe him the best man to be President" Near Paris, Gen. Eisenhower was told of the Minnesota vote in news agency dispatches de- Minnesota. Even write-in voting on mystery to most persons before they entered polling heavy. No Delegates Automatically Despite the fact Eisenhower made an astonishing showing against former Governor Stassen, the election will not automatically mean any national convention del- egates for him. No delegate pro- vision for write-in candidates is contained in the primary law. It appeared that only court action or national or state convention ma- neuvering could get any Minnesota delegates for Eisenhower. In the Democratic write-in vot- ing. Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) had a heavy margin over President Tru- man. However, observers felt that much of the Truman vote had gone to Sen Humphrey whose name was the only one printed on the Democratic ballot. Humphrey had announced he would turn over his delegation to Truman should the President decide to run again. No Minnesota campaign had been conducted for Truman, while a small, but vocal group had talked up Kefauver. Latest Count Republican ballot of precincts give: Slettedahl Stassen write- Mac- Arthur Taft War- ren Democratic ballot: Humph- rey write-in Kefau- ver Truman comment His aides said they doubted jurors if they jodiced against this he did sot take the stand." "You wouldn't say to yourself; 'if he's innocent, why doesn't he get up there and say Herz said. The task of selecting a jury con- tinues today. Yesterday three jnr- ors were chosen, subject to a pos- sible defense challenge. Sixty prospective jurors were ex- cused for a number of reasons; business responsibilities, family jiUness and possible prejudice. Among the latter "was a banker. But little, if any, fear because of the Schuster slaying was shown. Schuster, 34-year-oid'. Brooklyn clothing salesman, was shot down near his- home March 8. It was on Feb. 18 that he had recognized Sutton on a subway train and point- ed him oat to police. whether he would have anything to say when they were asked if the general would regard the Min- nesota vote as the "clear cut call to political duty" which would make him leave his present post. In Washington, Sen. {R- Minn.) said-the strong write-in vote for Eisenhower would not make him swing his support from Stassen to the general. He declined further comment until all the returns in. At Eau Claire, Sen. Robert A. Taft said, "I don't think I want to make a statement at this time. I requested not to have a write- in vote in Minnesota." Magnificent "Gen. Eisenhower's magnificent showing in the Minnesota primary election yesterday shows without a doubt that be is the choice of the people for William F. White, Winona County chair- man of Minnesotans for Eisen- hower, said today. "If his name bad been printed on the ballot, I'm sere that'he would have taken tie state by a landslide." White said that the large write- in vote for Eisenhower was not due to the last minute campaign- ing on the part of state Eisen- hower forces. people already had de- cided they .wanted to be the next he said. "All we did was inform them that they could his name on their ballets. They were watting for a chance to vote for him." The Eisenhower group in Winona County spent only on their write-in campaign, White said. "The professional politicans puB- ed every angle they could to keep the people from voting for bat the wfll of the people beat thgti at their own be said. Despite unfavorable weather snow or rain fell over most of the state all difficulties of casting write-in ballots on voting machines, and a shortage of bal- lots in some areas, the vote total exceeded expectations. Vote Over Expectation Elections experts in the secre- tary of state's office, using the vote in other presidential primaries as a guide, had forecast a vote of about The total already exceeds In regular state primaries in recent years an aver- age total of around votes have been cast. In some Minneapolis precincts supplies of ballots ran out and vot- ers wrote their choices on plain pieces of procedure the secretary of state's office said would be legal. Write-ins covered a wide terri- tory. Some candidates -were named on both Republican and Democratic ballots. Former Gov. Luther W. Youngdahl, now a fed- eral judge in Washington, got couple of votes. And Gov. Thomas Dewey of New the Republi- can presidential nominee in 1944 and 1943, got at least one. Tuesday's primary was to pick 25 of the state's 28 Republican del- egates to the national convention and 23 of 26 Democratic delegates. Three more delegates for each party wfll be picked at state con- ventions. All delegates are pledged to sup- port tbeir candidate until released by him or until bis convention vote drops below 10 per cent St. Paul Mayor Wins ST. PAUL IB-Mayor Edward K. Delaney won renomination in yes- terday's primary election in a dose contest -with John E. Daub- ney in a four-man field. Delaney polled and Daubney in the unofficial tabulations. Arthur E. Striesch bad and A. A. Lambrecbt Delaney and Daubney wfll contest ia flu April 29 general election. ;