Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Cooler Tonight, Partly Cloudy Friday VOLUME 50, NO. 207 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WJNQNA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 19, 1950 TWENTY PAGES Allies in Pyongyang The Dionne Quintuplets walk through Grand Central station after their arrival for their first visit to New York city. Left to right are Cecile. Yvonne, Annette, Marie and Emilie. At the right is Francis Cardinal Spellman, the quints' host In New York. At the cardinal's right is Oliva Dionne, father of the girls. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Bright Lights Wonderful Quints On First Visit to New York TODAY- U. S. Must Develop Air Power By Joseph Alsop Washington A major night- mare haunted anyone who watch- ed the Korean fighting with the far larger Western defense prob- she saw the crowd outside, and 'Marie looked And wasn't the one with overwhelming superiority in fire- power, in accord with our accus- tomed method of fighting. But wStmt would happen in a war an enemy possessing mass manpow- er, habituated to use manpower with perfect ruthlessness, and pos- sessing also the rnost massive and overwhelming armor and artillery firepower? Such an enemy would have both the advantage of the North Ko- reans and our 'own advantage. To defend Western Europe against precisely such as ene- my is tile problem of the West- ern defense planners. In view of the necessary limitations on the size of any Western Euro- pean defense force, It is no use trying to watch every So- viet armored.division and mor- tar division and mechanized division and artillery corps. Because of manpower limita- tions, the ordinary infantry would be a minus quantity in any Western European army designed in this way. Is there then, any way out? I in 1943 when they went to launch some ships in Wisconsin, came by train from Corbeil, Ontario. The peeping through train win- dows was done while they waited for policemen, policewomen and Details of U.S. New peered out of the train window and smiled broadly. Annette smiled, too, but more self-consciously. Emilie looked solemn, Cecile gulped when almost frightened. Cr maybe the solemn one was Cecile. the prettiest smile Annette? Nobody was sure, not even thslr host, Francis Cardinal Spellman, archbishop of New York. Ths important thing was that all of the Dionne quintuplets were hold- ing up well under the strain of floodlights, popping flash bulbs and the pushing, curious crowds that greeted their first visit to New York last night. As for what the 16-year-old quints thought of New York, they in timid but easy fhe bright lights were "wonderful" and they were "very happy" to be here. The Dionnes, whose only other Formosa Sought By John M. HJghtower report that President Tnunan and General; Douglas MacArthur have reached agreement on the Formosa issue opened anew today the question of what exactly are American aims for the future of that strategic island. The heart of the question is: To priests tcTmake plat- what extent will the United States, form so they could get through the [try to keep Formosa, now held by Registration Drive Brings Total to 300 Sign Up on Last Day; Still Ail-Time High If pre-election registration Is an accurate it usually to the .polls for the No 'ember 7 general election will b the heaviest noted in a decade. Statistics prepared by Commis- loner of Elections Roy G. Wildgrube eveal that a total of person are eligible to cast ballots in the fall rlection. Registrations are slightly higher han were recorded for the fali pri- mary, for the last general election In 1S48 and, as a matter of fact, higher than for any election since Novem- ber, 1940. This fall's total is still substantial- ly under the all-time record registration mark for the Al Smith- Herbert Hoover presidential election contest in 1928. The high registration, 'indicative of active interest in candidates anc issues involved in the November election, resulted from a markcc spurt In registrations immediately before the Tuesday deadline. i Wildgrube estimates that more 1 than 300 persons visited the city re- corder's office in the city building during the'final day oJ registration There are still about 800 or eligible voters in the city, however who failed to register and did not qualify for voting Jn next month's election. Despite this number, Wildgrube describes tha registration as "good.' In the fall primary, about 61 per cent of the registered voters turned DUt at the polls. The number registered for the general election Is about 500 higher than the 10.929 registered for the primary. In every ward an increased (registration was noted in. compari- son with primary figures. There are registered voters in the first more than I for the primary; in the second as compared with in the pri- mary; in the third where 989 were registered for the pri- mary and in the fourth, as compared with a primary registra- tion of In the last general election In 1848, there was a registration ol or 16 less than for this year's fall election. The greatest number of registered voters are found in the four pre- cincts of the second ward where crowd. (the Chinese Nationalists, from fall .With them was Papa Olivia Di-jtog the hands of the Chinese onne, a short, thin, dapperly-dress-jCommunists? of the Truman- dren, and who seemed calm and un- impressed by the reception. With Schoolmates Ten awed girls, schoolmates MacArthur conference on Wake island last Sunday, there was con- siderable evidence that the two men of did not see eye to eye. MacArthur the quints, came along, with favored a determined policy teachers, a nurse and a few keep Formosa permanently out friends. I of Communist control. Mr. Truman The quints stepped smartly in I favored neutralizing the island dur- their first high-heeled shoes, it was j ing the Korsan war and thereafter said up the platform and into j settling its status peacefully "'rand Central station where the United Nations, persons applauded them. The key to the reported agree- The quints' first look at the citysment may be this: Although he was a quick town in a peaceful solution in accord bus, through Times square, other friendly nations, the Broadway to Central park, and may have no intention a convent where they will letting that solution take the during their four-day visit. The way out, obviously, is in the air. All-out mobilization of the whole Soviet economy has thus far produced an Air Force of only about planes of all types- larger than we have now, but pea- nuts by the standards of what we can do if we try. The effective- ness of air power in ground fight- ing was proven again in Korea. The air is where we can counter- balance the Russian manpower mass by capitalizing on our tech- nical and productive superiority. The development of unchallenge- able tactical air power is perhaps the rnost vital of all the great, re- lated tasks involved in building a solid defense of the Western world. But it is also vital that this task should be undertaken with first principles clearly in mind. We are beginning from scratch. Our air leaders requested a postwar Air Force of TO groups. They got forty- two groups masquerading as 48. With the hearty concurrence of the joint chiefs of staff, the major air Investment was therefore devoted to strategic air power. If that In- vestment had not been made; if the deterrent of our strategic Air Force did not exist, we should un- doubtedly be on the losing side of a third world war at this Very moment. At the same time, We do not now possess more than a ghost of true specialized tactical air power. Second, the job that roust now be done is rather differ- ent from any before attempt- (Continued on Page 17, Column 3) ALSOP form of handing Formosa over to the Chinese Reds. That is, the reported agreement taken the form of an assurance by Mr. Truman to Mac- Arthur that his policies, developing within the U.N., are aimed at per- but sura be more tired after today's events, which included a rehearsal for their singing appearance at the Alfred E. Smith memorial foundation banquet, a trip to the beautician, more sight- seeing, and then the dinner. manently neutralizing the island. there are signed i. The heaviest registration for a single precinct was in the third precinct of the second which has 882 registrants. On a citywide basis, men regis- trants outnumber women, to In the second and third ws.rds, however, more women than man registered for voting. A detailed breakdown of regis- tration figures according 'to wards; and precincts follows: Registered Voters, City of Winona November 7. 1950 Election Men Women Total First 900 At P.-T. A. Officer Slate Unopposed A' Simulated Meeting of the state board of education was held this morning at the general session of the 28th annual convention of the Minnesota Congress of Parents and Teachers.. Participating In the board discussion were, left to right above, J. S. Siewert, Windom; J. B. Johnson, Cambridge; Mrs. Raymond Gould, Minneapolis; A. E. Jacobson, Thief River Falls, and Mrs. Anderson Eliding, Duluth, all'members of the state board; Miss Kathryn Munro, St. Paul, secretary to the state commissioner of education, and State Commissioner Dean M. Schweickhard, (Story on Page 3.) Republican-Herald photo Stephens College Dean to Speak Air Dinner Today By Adolph Breraer Attendance at the Minnesota Congress of Parents arid Teachers onvention here mounted to about 00 today as delegates were voting n a slate of unopposed candidates or office. The congress' resolutions commit- ee, meanwhile, was readying about 2 resolutions for presentation to he convention Friday afternoon, when the three-day conclave will nd. One of them will undoubtedly 1st Precinct 2nd Precinct 3rd Precinct 4th Precinct 284 240 433 402 244 255 368 404 528 495 801 806 1359 1271 2630 Second 1st Precinct 2nd Precinct 3rd Precinct 4th Precinct 409 447 424 269 411 403 458 301 820 850 S82 570 1549 1573 3122 Third Ward- Is! Precinct 2nd Precinct 3rd Precinct 4th Precinct 411 412 387 324 449 413 414 264 860 825 801 588 1534 1540 3074 Fourth 1st Prefeinct 338 295 631 2nd Precinct 418 361 779 3rd Precinct 417 327 744 4th Precinct 2U8 206 464 1429 1189 2618 Ceclle Dionne Tdsses the ring of Francis Cardinal Spellman as she and her four famous sisters arrive for their first visit to New York city. Leaving the train behind Cecile are Marie, in the fore- ground, 'and Emills.