Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Generally Fair Tonight, Cloudy, Colder Wednesday VOLUME 52, NO. 221 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 4, 1952 TWENTY PAGES Roberts Leaves YMCA, Boy Scouts Each in Public Bequests Provided InHotelman'sWill Public bequests totaling more than including the Winona YMCA and local Boy Scouts organ- ization, have been made by the late Arthur L. Roberts, Winona and Rochester hotelman whose will was filed for probate in Olmsted County Probate Court at Roches- ter late Monday afternoon. Roberts, president of the A. L. Roberts Hotel Co., died at Roches- ter last week at the age of 64. He was a resident of Winona from 1922 until 1935 and the Hotel Wi- nona and Park Hotel, which he sold in 1940, were among the two score hotel and resort properties he owned or was interested in throughout the country. Value over Under the terms of the will, the Winona YMCA and the Winona Boy Scouts organization each will re- ceive The estate shows personal property valued at more than and real estate valued at more than The Mer- chants National Bank of Winona is executor. Among the bequests is real estate and in cash for the construction of a Catholic Church on Gull Lake near the Roberts i Pine Beach Hotel (Brainerd) as a memorial to Roberts' son Thomas H. Roberts who was killed in an automobile accident at St. Paul in 1934. The church wiE be known as St. Thomas in the Pines and will be built half a mile from the Mamie Eisenhower grins broadly as her favorite candidate, Dwight D, Eisenhower, leans from voting booth at their polling place near Columbia University in New York City today. The GOP presidential nominee and his wife cast their vote after arrival from Boston, where he closed his campaign last night. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Lg06S votes would be cast. Minnesota Voters Flocking to Polls By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Voters flocked to the polls in unprecedented numbers in Minne- sota today bearing out predictions that a record million and a half to the Duluth Catholic Diocese. Other cash bequests are as fol- lows: To the following Boy Scout or- St Cloud Rochester Mankato Fergus Falls Montevideo Rice Lake, Tomahawk, Wis. Lafayette, Ind. Palm Beach, Fla. To the Rochester Girl St. John's Catholic Church at St. Edward's Catholic Church, Palm Beach, Winona Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., hotel course 000. Michigan State College, East Lansing, Mich., hotel course de- To Purdue University, Lafay- ette, Inc., to establish the Thomas Fund. H. Roberts Scholarship Father Flanigan's Home for Boys, Boys Town, Omaha, Nebr. Books of the hotelman were giv- en to the A. L. Roberts Hotel Co., Tremendous" was the description most poll officials gave for early morning voting in the Twin Cities. In Minneapolis an estimated 25 per cent of the registered vote had been cast up to 5 a.m., two hours after the polls opened. Almost everywhere in the Twin Cities, voters were lined up and waiting for election judges to open the doors. In St. Paul, one woman precinct election judge, swamped by an un- usually heavy turnout, took a wo- man from the voter line and swore her in as a judge. Voters were waiting in line at 7 a. m. at Rochester and the rush was still on at a. m. Veteran poll workers at Virginia said the voting was the heaviest in history as large numbers of the city's registered voters turned out Adlai Asks End To Bitterness, Political Strife By DON WHITEHEAD HALF DAY, 111. Adlai E. Stevenson came to this little village to cast his vote today after an election-eve speech in which he declared the Korean problem must be "freshly reviewed by fresh minds." The Democratic candidate's final________________ speech from Chicago was in its Voters turned out in a staggering total effect, a call to forget the 400 per cent greater volume at St. bitterness and the strife and the cloud compared to voting in the name-calling of the presidential 11943 presidential election, campaign and to unite behind the Austin reported voting at the Ike in New York To Await Final Word of Voters Wants Mandate to Carry Crusade Into White House By RELMAN MORIN NEW YORK Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to New York today to await the decision of a nation. He made a last great appeal last night for a mandate from the American people to take his "cru- sade" into the White House. Peace, he said, is "the dearest treasure in the sight of free and he placed it at the head of his objectives if he is elected. This was his last major cam- paign speech. The oratorical guns that have been crashing and booming across the land for many months were silent now. The political sword-play was finished. The campaign was over. Eisenhower went home to sit out the biggest day of his life since that heavy hour, in June 1944, when, having said, "Let'er there was nothing to do hue wait. Then, it was the great invasion; today it was the end of a struggle for the greatest office on earth. His now as "my beside him. Picture of Confidence The Republican nominee was a picture of confidence. He seemed more at ease, more sure of himself, in his last ap- pearances last night in Boston than he has at any time since the campaign began. In these closing speech at the Boston Garden Audiiorium and a 60-minute television gave no indi- cation of strain or doubt. He took the train 'from Boston shortly after midnight for New York with plans to vote early this morning. Tonight, be will go to his head- quarters'in a downtown hotel to watch the vote totals as they roll in. Eisenhower's campaign leaders also carried an air of quiet con- fidence. They said they believe he is "in." But the atmosphere around head- quarters appeared to speak with a more convincing voice than any of the conventional election-eve pro.iouncements. The people closest to Eisenhower looked relaxed, qui- etly but wor- Voting Heaviest U.S. History In Line To Vote When the polls opened at 7 a.m. in the second precinct of the first ward were Winona's mayor, his wife and a neighbor. From left are John Burmeister, judge; Mrs. Durward Kiral, judge; Mrs. Andrew clerk; Mrs, early. ried. Two Vast Tides If Minnesota counts a million j They are counting mainly on two and a half ballots it will be tidesj-vast, powerful tides, they 000 above any previous voting I say sweeping through all the crosscurrents of sentiment in the United States today. One is Eisenhower's personal mark set in the state. to be set memorial to Thomas H. Roberts in the muflc room of the Pine Beach Hotel. Golf clubs and other sporting goods equipment will 50 to the same hotel for the use of the guests. Provides for Family Roberts' Gull Lake residence and his Swiss Chalet on Gull Lake will go to his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Roberts Goetting and his two grandchildren, Mrs. Warren Erler, 21 and Mrs William Gerlach, 20, left to Mrs. two grandchil- both of Rochester. Annuities were Goetting and the dren; to a sister-in-law, Mrs. Eliz- he might be. He appealed to the people to close their ears to the "cowardly voices of hate and fear and sus- picion" and to believe and trust in each other. And he said: "If your decision is Gen. Eisenhower and the. Re- publican party, I shall ask every- one who voted for me to accept the verdict with traditional Amer- ican sportsmanship. If you select rate of 100 an hour at individual polling places with an expected votes expected to be cast by noon. The morning turnout was five times greater than in any. previous election. City officials sent out calls for more help. Long voter lines were on hand at Little.Falls when polls opened and voters were 100 deep at most sub- urban Minneapolis voting places. County auditors made the ad- Truman Family Casts 3 Votes For Stevenson INDEPENDENCE, Mo. ident Truman, his wife and daugh- ter Margaret cast three votes to- day for Adlai Stevenson. It is the final act of service by the 68-year-old Missourian for the Illinois governor, for whom he has worked harder than he worked for himself in his own campaign of 1948. Immediately after voting in the Seventh Precinct of Blue Town- ship here, Truman boards his old Morning Voting Here Hits Sets New Record campaign train to depart for the morning of election day Washington. In the Sept. 9 state pnmary. He put in his final pitch for when a registration of had Stevenson last night in a nation- been recorded, the morning vote wide radio and television program amounted to a meager 5 to 8 per in which Stevenson, Sen. John cent of the total. in 1948 popularity. It appears to be im- mense. The other is, in their view, the towering popular demand for a change administration. Proceeding from these assump- _ tions, they go on to assert that j Sparkman, his vice presidential Eisenhower will command, by far, I running mate, and Vice President the majority of the women's votes, j Barkley participated. Taking account of an unprecedented traffic to the the morning hours, election officials in each of the city's 16 precincts early this afternoon predicted that a new voting record will be estab- lished in Winona by the time the polling places close at S p.m. today. Up to noon today, upward of estimated 36 per cent of the city's registered had cast ballots for county, state and federal candi- dates. Percentagewise, this compares with the 10 per cent of the total registration that normally votes on me, I sh6ll ask the same of the vance forecast in reporting that re Republicans, and I shall ask our j quests for absentee ballots were at Lord to make me an instrument I an all-time high. of his peace." Last-Minute Plea Stevenson's last-minute appeal came in a nation-wide television and radio program in which he shared the spotlight with Presi- dent Truman, Vice President Bark- ley and his running mate, Sen. abeth Mack, Minn.; a j John J, Sparkman of Alabama. niece, Mrs. Frank (Anah) Pesek, Minneapolis and to two sons of Mrs.- Pesek, Thomas H. Pesek and Joseph Pesek, both of Minneapolis. The residue of the estate will go to the A, L. Roberts Hotel Co. The will was drawn in Winona Sept. 5 of this year. Roberts operated hotels, resorts and apartments in Minnesota, Wis. In his references to Korea, Stev- enson said: "The Korean War and the miserable stalemate there must be freshly reviewed by fresh minds. Solution, settlement and an armistice there is the first order of public business. But Korea is only one aspect of the Communist conspiracy against the And this is no time to hesitate in doubt consin North Carolina, Florida, I and confusion about the dangerous New Jersey and New Hampshire, world we live in. The Democratic candidate rest- WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair tonight. Wednesday increasing cloudiness and colder. Low tonight 38, high Wednesday 50. Southwest winds tonight, shifting to west Wednesday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 57; minimum, 28; noon, 57; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises.to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wis. Central Observations) Max. temp. 57 at noon today, min. 34 at 7 a. m. today. Noon thin and overcast at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 12 miles per hour from west, humidity 33 per cent, barometer 29.90, steady. ed last night at friends, Mr. and Dunlop Smith of the home of Mrs. Hermon Lake Forest, about 25 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan. And then his schedule called for him to drive to Half Day, a small crossroads community in Lake County and near Stevenson's home in nearby Libertyville. To Attend Reception After he votes in the Village Hall, he will attend a brief recep- tion sponsored by friends in Vernon Township, which embraces Liber- tyyille and Half Day. In the town- ship's primary election, 701 voters were listed as Republicans and 201 as Democrats. After the reception, he was to fly to his Springfield headquarters I ysttl yjnnfr.t'nn nt Hennepin County took care of absentees, more than double any previous election, and were handled in Ramsey County. The absentee forms sought in St. Louis County was above 1948. High mark was set in Stearns County, where the such forms requested was five times normal. Blue Earth County officials out about three times the number of ordinary years. Otter Tail County quadrupled its usual absentee vote, and new highs were reported from Polk, Mower, Freeborn and Benton counties. Heaviest calls, auditors said, came from railroad men, bus and truck drivers, salesmen and airline pilots whose jobs would carry them away from home on election day. In addition to the presidential vote, Minnesotans are balloting on a U. S. senator, nine congressmen, a complete slate of state officers except the auditor, and legislators. Gov. Dewey on Air 18 Hours for Ike NEW YORK tm-Gov. Thomas E. Dewey wound up an 18-hour tele- vision and radio campaign mara- thon last midnight with a declara- tion that "a new day for America lies ahead." "I am tired but Dewey told newsmen at the end, "be- cause I believe the American peo- ple are going to do the right And they say the heavy registra- jtion all over the country is, in large part, a new army of women voters. Eisenhower went through a work- horse schedule on the last day. He motorcaded through the sub- urbs of Bosto.i in the morning, then rehearsed.two hours for his television show, appeared on a pro- gram boosting Hep. Christian Her- ter's campaign for election as gov- ernor of Massachusetts, delivered a major speech in the Boston Gar- den Auditorium and finally ap- (Continued on Page 7, Column 3.) EISENHOWER "This Truman told the voters, "may decide whether we shall go ahead and expand our prosperity or slide back into a de- pression. It may decide whether we shall preserve and extend our civil rights and liberties, or see them fall before a wave of smear In the last presidential election in 1948, the noontime figure of ballots at noon was ered at that time to be "exception- ally good." Today's voter turnout could be attributed to several factors, among them high interest in candidates and election issues, an intensive get-out-the-vote" campaign carried Total Going to Polls May Touch 60-Million Mark Politicians See Landslide for Ike, Sweep for Adlai j By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS i Americans turned out in areat I numbers today to elect a new pres- j .'dent and in various cities acrosi the country election officials said Uiis should be the heaviest voting in history. The citizens were making their choice between Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower and Democrat Ad- lai E. Stevenson at the close of a bitter campaign. Generally fair weather helped to pile up the totals and some polling places were swamped from the very opening hour. It was plain a record total o! ballots was in the making. Biggest U.S. Vote Some forecasters predicted 55-60 million ballots. The biggest vote cast in the past was in 1940 when Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republic a n Wendell Willkie. Though the outward scene was similar everywhere, the big mys- tery was what was going on behind the curtains of the voting did the big vote mean "a land- slide for Ike" as Republicans hop- ed, or "a sweep for Stevenson" Democrats wished? The result may be known around 11 p. m. (CST) tonight or, if the Doting is extremely close, perhaps I not until sometime Wednesday. The I last of the polls to close, some on the West Coast, will be open until 10 p. m. As usual, a scattering of smaller precincts got in all their votes and made a count soon after the open- ing hour1. First Report Sharon, N. H., bidding to be first in the nation, had all its votes in by seven minutes after midnight. The count: Eisenhower 32, Steven- son 14. Four years ago, the vote in Shar- on was 21 for Republican Thomas ABILENE, Kan, the first E. Dewey, four for Democrat Har- 44 votes cast in Dwight Eisen- ry Truman and two for Progressive Anna McDonald, clerk; Mrs. Loyde Pfeiffer, Mayor Pfeiffer and Mrs, Hiram Howell. Winona's mayor voted' at St. Mary's Hall at the College of St. Teresa. (Republican-Herald photo) Ike Ahead in Abilene Count bower's home town in today's general election, 39 were .for the party candidate Henry A. Wallace. Brown's Farm, Fla., gave Eisen- hower four and Stevenson four. In on locally during the last few weeks It was and fear. "Above all, it may decide wheth-1 -fppt weather er we shall finally achieve .lasting At several polling places, men- tion was made, too, of the fact that" peace or be led into a third world war." Truman left a party given: him. by his old buddies of Battery D of the 129tti Field Artillery, 35th Division, to make his telecast and broadcast. U.S. and wait out the decision of the people. Stevenson's appeal to the people (Continued on Page 4, Column 6.) ADLA! The governor still was swamped with questions from his viewing and listening audiences when he closed his campaign for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Last Count Gives Ike Popular Lead By PRINCETON RESEARCH SERVICE Copyright, 1952, Princeton Research Service PRINCETON, N. is the division of presidential shown by nation-wide surveys completed Sunday night by ton Research Service: Eisenhower .......50.8 Stevenson 48.8 Others 0.4 These figures do not constitute a forecast of how many electoral voters Prince- votes each party will win. They are an overall picture of the popu- lar vote. In 1948 Truman took 303 elec- toral votes (266 were required for victory) with 49.9 per cent of the popular vote. Furthermore, all sampling sur- veys are subject to a margin of error, which in the case of Prince- ton Research Service has averaged slightly less than three percentage points since our operations began in 1947. We have never failed to indicate a winner, and we have never been wrong. Increased registration nationally suggests that the size of the turnout may be the deciding factor in-to- day's election. It must be remem- bered, however, that the total turn- out is not so important as the num- ber each party gets to the polls. Last minute solicitations of votes can affect the results. Our state-by-state report on the political picture given Oct. 26, had Eisenhower with 50.2 (Continued on Page 14, Column 5.) POLL a number of business and industrial firms had given employes time off from regular work schedules t'ais morning to go to the polls. The J. R. Watkins Co., moreover, had given all employes the entire day off election day. At most polling places in the city's four wards, begun to que up even before the polls opened this morning at 7 a. m. In virtually each precinct, voting began immediately after the dpors opened and, in the fourth precinct of the fourth ward where ballots are cast at the rear of 450 Mankato Ave., election officials reported that" 102 voters hai used the booths by a. m. In the first precinct of the third ward, at Community Room of the City Hall, one election official said that more votes had been dropped into the ballot boxes at noon today than were cast during the entire day of the fall primary. Generally speaking, men and women were going to the polls in about equal numbers today. Men, who are outnumbered in total reg- istrations for the city in today's election, held a slight edge in the morning voting. Comparison Made The voting activity can, perhaps, best be seen by certain precinct comparisons between this election and traffic in the fall primary. In the third precinct of the third ward, 63 of the 809 registered vot- ers bad been at the 'polls up to (Continued on Page 15, Column 1.) LOCAL VOTING Republican candidate for gave Truman dent. The early voting was heavy. Incomplete, unofficial returns from seven of 11 precincts of Parsons gave: Eisenhower 299, Ste- venson 164, In 1948, Parsons, an industrial town, cast 57.9 per cent of its vote for President.Truman. four and J. Strom Thurmond, State's Right candidate, two. Rutland, another small Florida precinct, reported 14 for Stevenson and 10 for Eisenhower. Officials didn't recall how it voted in 1948. From Cataloochee, a mountain (Continued on Page 17, Column 4.) HEAVY VOTING Gov. Adlai Stevenson reaches out to get his ballot from Steward Mattson, one of the election officials, as the Democratic presiden- tial nominee votes .in .the town hall of Half Day, HL, today. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) You Still Have Time to Vote Polls Open Until 8 p.m.