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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy and Cooler Tonight and Tuesday Presenting Today Our New Corona Type VOLUME 50, NO. 222 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 6, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES Just Being Practical (An Editorial) By Harold J. Doerer, Winona Businessman A few minutes ago I finished reading a tirade against our present Democratic Ad- ministration, issued by a man who styled him- self a crusader for good government. This treatise is filled with phrases calling atten- tion to mismanagement, the trend towards socialism, extravagance, political chicanery and indicated downright dishonesty. In reme- dy, the writer suggests "Bringing the cor- rupt machine out in the "Quit being "Waking up before it is too "Rallying to a "Standing up and fight- and "Telling everyone not to vote the Democratic ticket." you guilty? Today 1 am hurling a serious accusation against the people in the City of Winona who did not vote at the last election. 1 am tell- ing these people that they are helping de- stroy the American form of government, they are causing high taxes in Winona and the Na- tion, they are responsible for payrolls, waste, and poor management. As you read this, ask yourself the ques- tion, "Did I vote in the last If you did not, then you have no kick com- ing because your taxes are going higher. If you failed to vote, you have no right to criticize the Administration. You have no right to charge mismanagement, corruption or anything else that comes to your mind. This spring Winona had a primary elec- tion. Only a small percentage of the people voted that day. The successful candidates were elected by a small majority. Let anybody try to take our voting priv- ilege away from us and we will fight to our last breath to preserve it. Yet, on election morning, we get up too late, or the polling place is a block away, or we forget it is elec- tion day, so we do not vote. Six months or a year later we will take hours calling the successful candidate a crook or a thief, com- plain that politics are crooked and shout from the rooftops that the politicians are taking our home away from us with high taxes. Just remember this: A crooked politician does not want you to vote. That is why he creates a political machine. That i: the rea- son he dishes out payroll jobs. If you want our American boys who died to preserve your right to vote, to have died in vain, do not vote tomorrow. If you want political machines to stay in power, don't vote tomorrow. If you want high taxes, poor government, men in office of poor caliber and low reputa- tion, do not vote tomorrow. But I am proud of my American citizen- ship and I am interested in my town. I want good government in Winona and in the na- tion. I am going to vote. If 75 per cent of the people in America who are registered, go to the polls and vote election day, it would be more of a bomb to Joe Stalin than the "H" bomb. Hot Local Race May HelpVote By Adolph Bretner We're off to the races tomorrow races at the polling booths, that is. There'll be a couple of good ones, too, which may swell the turnout at this biennial event. State-wide, in Minnesota, two former supreme court justices are slugging it out for the governor- ship. Harry H. Peterson, aligned with the D.-F.L. party, wants it for the first time, and Luther Youngdahl, Republican, for the third time. Here, in Winona county, two men with experience as state rep- resentatives want to be senator. Leonard W. Dernck, Winona, who has been state representative and state senator, wants to be senator for four years again, and James R. Keller, Rollingstone, who is now the state representative, wants to move up a notch. Polls Open 7 a.m. There are others, but those two are the feature races. In the city of Winona, polls open sit 7 a.m. and will stay open until 8 p.m. Around the county, polls will close at the same time, but most of them won't be open until 8 a.m. The demand for absentee ballots is about normal, according to County Auditor Richard Schoono- ver. Up to 10 a.m. he had issued 150 In the interest of stimulating voting, the Winona State Teach- ers' Young Democrats club has offered to baby-sit for voting mothers, and to furnish transpor- tation to the polls. The free serv- ices cah be secured by calling Morcy hall., according to David Hardcrs It'll be reasonably good weather for the election. The weatherman expects cloudy skies and a high temperature in the middle 40's. Denial Issued Meanwhile, the Winona County Taxpayers association was dis- claiming any connection with the "Winona Taxpayers' committee." which distributed an endorsed slate of candidates over the week- end. Mrs. Virginia Torgerson, secre- tary of tho association, stated, "The Winona County Taxpayers association is not a political or- ganization. "It has not and does not endorse or condemn candidates for public office. "A slate of candidates distrib- New Dress Today This Story in Old Rest of Paper in New Mrs. Truman's Brother Missouri Home independence. Mo. ffl George P. Wallace, 58, brother of Mrs. Harry Truman, was re- ported in dangerous condition at an Independence hospital to- day. He was stricken yesterday while returning from municipal air terminal where he had greeted President Truman on his arrival from St. Louis. Dr. C. H. Allen, Wallace's physician, said he was suffer- ing from a brain infection. TODAY- Right Wing Gloomy on Election Eve (Continued on Page 10, Column 4} ELECTION Election Returns Returns from Tuesday's gen- eral election will be collected and tabulated by The Republi- can-Herald and Radio Station KWNO AM and FM and an- nounced Tuesday evening. With the polls closing at 8 p, m. the first returns should be available by 9 p. m. The Republican-Herald office will be closed. LISTEN TO KWNO FOR COMPLETE ELECTION RE- TURNS. By Stewart Alsop Washington The keynote of the Republican campaign all over the Middle West this year may be sum- med up in two words gloom and doom. The world through middle- western Republican eyes is a pret- ty nightmarish place. Here at home, the American gov- ernment is honeycombed with reachery. According to Indiana's Senator Homer Capehart, for ex- ample, the government has been dominated for years, first by Al- ger Hiss, and then by a whole series of shadowy figures, all en- aged in "an international conspir- acy to liquidate this nation." The domestic consequences are al- ready visible the draft, taxes, controls, and the "Truman radicals getting the noose around our the noose being an Amer- ican version of British socialism. Abroad, the result of treach- ery has been American boys, casualties in and the ultimate consequence will probably be world war, for "the Democratic party is the war party." Bar a war, the Truman administration's "bun- gling and will hand the rest of the world over to "good old Joe" Stalin on a platter. What is most striking about this campaign line is its intensely mel- ancholy tone. Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, Republican candidate for the Senate, struck the correct note when he warned an awed au- dience that the United States was "headed down the dismal road to disaster." All this gloom has a simple meaning. The men who domi- nate the Republican party in the Middle West are clearly! convinced that the voters are an- gry about the perilous situation in which this country finds itself five years after its greatest military victory. They are further convinced thit, properly exploited, this anger provides a supreme op- (Continued on Page 13, Column S) ALSO PS I Today The Republican-Herald bids farewell to its former body type in which all news was printed. Today and every day here- after all news will be printed in the most readable body type avail- able for modern Linotype machines. The new type is called "Corona." It replaces "Ionic No. 5." This column is printed in the old type as a last rite to Ionic No. 5 Republican-Herald readers will not see It again In this paper. A quick glance at the rest oJ the page tells clearly the reasons for the change. New Type Stands Out Today, The Republican-Herald takes on a new personality. The page stands out with greater Il- lumination. The main reason lor the change, however, is that of gaining higher readability. The new Corona type Is larger and bolder with considerably more space be- tween each line of type. These fea- tures, combined with the scienti- fic design or each letter for higher legibility, make The Republican- Herald far easier to read than It has ever been before. The new Corona type preserves its readability features despite the tremendous abuse It withstands Jurtng each day's press run. While the former Ionic type served The Republican-Herald and its readers well, the new Corona type marks a step toward better service, since readers will be able to absorb their news faster and easier while at the same time re- ducing strain on the eyes to a minimum. So today It's farewell to the old and "welcome" to the new Corona ;ype. WORLD WAR NEAR, MACARTHUR HINTS TO U. N. Foreign Policy Debated in Final Election Talks War's Influence Still in Doubt; G.O.P. Gains Seen By The Associated Press The 1950'congressional campaign winds up today on a foreign policy note which made virtually a for- gotten issue of President Truman's once hotly debated "Fair Deal" program. In final appeals to the voters. Both major parties stressed inter- national questions despite strong ndications that many Senate and House races as well as some governorships are likely to be settled on strictly local situations. The consensus of political ob- servers seemed to be that the re- sults of tomorrow's balloting would provide no change in Democratic control of the two houses of Con- gress. However, the experts left room or a last-minute crystalization of sentiment that might be reflected n a surprising trend. The possi- >ility that the recent adverse turn of the Korean war would affect he voters' decision was not dis- counted by either party. To be elected are 32 state gov- ernors, 36 U. S. senators and 432 U. S. Representatives the full House membership except for three main seats, filled by Repub- licans in a September 11 election. State election and party officials have estimated that some 000 votes may be cast. That would be a record for a nonpresidential year. Prospects were that the weather would be favorable in most sections of the country. Senator Taft of Ohio, known widely as "Mr. was the latest to add his voice to the chorus on international issues which President Truman stressed with his Saturday night speech in St. Louis and which Harold E. Stassen promptly took up for the Republicans. Taft charged in a transcribed radio speech broadcast by seven Ohio stations yesterday that Pres- ident Truman had "kiUed" the bi- partisan foreign policy shortly aft- er the 1948 presidential election. Climaxing a battle with State Auditor Joseph Ferguson in the Ohio Senate race, Taft also charg- ed the Truman administration with responsibility for high prices and high taxes. But this seemed only a side is- (Continued on Page 11, Column S) POLICY Firemen This Morning battled flames which destroyed a third of the New Brighton, Minn., stock- yards along with 450 head of livestock. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) New Brighton Stockyard Fire Kills 450 Head Major General Edward E. Almond, second from right, com- mander of the U. S. Tenth corps, questions a Chinese Communist prisoner through an interpreter (left) at the Korean front north of Hamhung. The prisoner, wounded in battle, wears a head bandage. Another Chinese Red stands at the right. The prisoners reported they had been in Korea two months after being recruited in Mukden and had been defending the Changjin reservoir. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) St. Paul Iff) Approximately one-third of the New- Brighton stockyards and 450 head of cattle and sheep were destroyed by fire The fire was discovered shortly after 6 a. m. Fanned by a 50- mile wind, spread rapid- y. Flames leaped 50 feet into the air as they raced through piles of hay. The fire was first seen in a barn where baled hay was stored. It was there that the fusebox for the electrical system WES located. Lights throughout the yards went off a short time before the fire's outbreak. Maintenance men and volunteers, worked among frantic, .plunging animals to herd them into pens out of the fire's They saved ap- proximately 25 carloads. Henry Stanslaski, maintenance foreman, said Dick, a horse trained to handle animals in the pens, and a dog Lassie, were invaluable in the res cue work. The yards, located in the St Paul suburb of New Brighton, are owned by the Minnesota Transfer Railway Company. Arcadian Dies After Crash Arcadia, Wis. Mike Slaby, 56, area farmer, died at St Joseph's hospital at 11 a. m. toda> from injuries suffered when two cars collided here Saturday night. Slaby's car crashed with one driven by Frank Gamroth at 6 p. m. Saturday on highway 9! within the Arcadia city limits. He suffered several broken ribs. Death was believed caused by internal injuries. Riding with him was Peter Ros- sa, 63, who suffered a broken right knee. Surviving Slaby are his wife and two children. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Consider- able cloudiness and cooler tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight 30, high Tuesday 46. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 55; minimum, 27; noon, 55; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 60; 39; noon, 49; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 15. Wall Street Rocked By News From Korea New Street had a bad case of war nerves today as a result of latest news from Korea. Stock quotations plunged and major commodities for fuVure delivery shot ahead on the nation's various exchanges. Violent price swings reflected sharp concern over possible reper- cussions of General MacArthur's formal charge that Chinese Com- munist forces are fighting U.N. troops in Korea. The stock exchange was flooded with sell orders. Prices cracked to more than a share as jit- tery traders tossed big blocks of stock on the market. The crush of business was so heavy that the exchange resorted to the unusual procedure of flash- ing prices directly to the ticker tape. Nearly an hour elapsed be- fore trading slowed to a more or- derly pace. Steels, motors, rubbers, rails .and radio-televisions were hardest hit, among them U. S. Steel, Bethlehem Steel, General Motors, Chrysler, Goodrich, Goodyear, Southern Pa- cific, N. Y. Central, Radio Cor- poration and Zenith. The specter of another war sha- dowed commodity futures markets in New York and Chicago. Prices moved up swiftly as traders con- sidered the latest threat to world supply lines. In the Chicago grain pit wheat gained more than five cents a bushel at one time, corn seven cents, rye eight cents, and soy- beans ten cents. Cotton at New York rose around a bale. Rubber soared the daily limit of two cents a pound, cocoa one cent a pound, and sugar one-half cent a pound. Martha Raye Has Virus Pneumonia Miami Beach, Fla. Mar- tha Raye, comedy star of stage and screen, has virus pneumonia at St. Francis hospital. She was admitted last night and her physician, Dr. Ralph Roberts, reported she was resting quietly. Jets From Hit Yanks U. S. 5th Force Headquar- ters, Air Force spokesman said U. S. pilots estab- lished positively today that jet fighter planes were operating from Manchuria bases against U. S. forces in Korea. Mustang fighter pilots reportet jets with sweptback wings flying from across the Yalu river m passes at American fighters, then flew back across the Manchurian border, the spokesman said. Manitoba Prairies Get Snow Fluriries Winnipeg, Man. Snow flurries were reported today in the southeastern prairiesi. Strong northerly winds accompanied the change to colder weather. Over- night temperatures ranged from five above zero in the Peace river region to the high twenties in the southern prairies. For tpday the Weather bureau forecast more snow flurries and temperatures averaging a few degrees above freezing. Chinese Units In Korean Fight, General States Development Spurs Mounting Alarm In World Capitals BULLETIN Lake Unit- ed States today called for special Security council meet" ing Wednesday to consider the intervention of Red China in the Korean war. U. S. Delegate Ernest A. Gross said the delay in the council meeting was to the delegates a chance for pri- vate consultations on the "serious" situation. He said tho United States alrezdy had been carrying on private with some delegates. Seoul General MacArthuc notified the United Nations secur- ity council today that Chinese Reds are fighting in Korea. "The United Notions forces are meeting a now MacArthur said in a special report transmit- ted at Laki: Success by Chief U. S. Delegate Warren R. Austin. "The United Nations are sently in hostile contact with Chin- ese Communist military report said. It gave a detailed ac- count of specific Chinese Red which have been identified. In an extraordinary communique issued only a few hours earlier MacArthur referred only to "alien Truman, Acheson Talk Kaniiis City President Truman had a long telephone conference' today with Secre- tary of State Acheson on the worsening situation In Korea. Associates, unquotable by name, said Mr. Truman was deeply concerned over movement of Chinese Com- munist troops into North Ko- rea from Manchuria. Officially, however, the Presi- dent maintained silence on this development az well as on General Douglas MacAr- thur's communique which de- nounced it as "one of the most offensive acts of lawlessness" In history. Infant at Whitehall Falls On Bottle, Bleeds to Death Whitehall, Whitehall infant fell from her crib Saturday afternoon, land- ed head-first on her bottle and bled to death 20 minutes la- ter from the skull wound. Mary Jane Windjue, ten and one-half month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Windjue, was fatally injured about 3 p.m. She died shortly after- ward at the Whitehall Commu- nity hospital where she was rushed by her parents. The child had been napping in her crib when the sliding panel of the bed fell down. The parents heard her fall and then cry. A Whitehall physician who examined the infant said the broken bottle pierced the child's skull and severed a vital blood vessel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Our Sav- iour's Luthern church. Burial will be in Lincoln cemetery. Friends may call at the John- son funeral home. Mary Jane was born De- cember 20, 1949, She is surviv- ed by her parents; a twin brother, Mark; another broth- er, John, and a sister Ellen. Also surviving are grandpar- ents on both sides: Mr. and Mrs. Simon Windjue and Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, all of Whitehall. tommunist forces" and branded their intervention in Korea as "one of the most offensive acts of in- ;ernational lawlessness" in history. The U. N. commander's com- munique said "a great concentra- tion" of Communist divisions was massed in Manchuria. He called this threat "a matter of the gravest international significance." Sources close to him spoke even more ominously. They said the start of a third world war may hinge on Red China's reaction to MacArthur's accusation. Communist China might not ans- wer MacArthur, they said, except by sending in more Red divisions. President Syngman Rhee of the republic of Korea said he believes Soviet Russia ordered the Chinese Reds into Korea. Diplomats predicted the United States might ask the U. N. security council to act. s In Kansas City, a spokesman" said Sunday that President Tru- man had no comment. World capitals viewed the tense situation with mounting concern. Fifty-three non-Communisi: na- tions are sponsors of the U. N.'s first armed peace enforcement ac- tion, waged against North Koreans who invaded the republic June 25. A number of these countries have supplied troops, air units and war- ships for the Korean action. Theoretically, Red Korea has fought alone. Actually, her troops were armed with vast amounts of Russian weapons. Russian-made planes have fought Allied air pow- sr. And the Red Chinese fighting in Korea already have been esti- mated at between three and six divisions. Their appearance last week drove back the plunging rush of Allied rorces toward the Manchurian bor- der. One South Korean regiment already had reached the boundary. An American tank-led column then was within a few miles of Man- churia. But Allied troops in the north- west today were waging a grim defensive fight on the Cbongchon river line less than 50 miles from (Continued on Page 10, Column S} MacARTHUR VOTE EARLY IN TUESDAY ELECTION POLLS OPEN 7 A. M. ;