Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Partly Cloudy, Colder Tonight; Cold Tuesday BESURETO VOLUME 52, NO. 214 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27, 1952 EIGHTEEN PAGES Arthur L Roberts Dead at Rochester Mr. Roberts TODAY Arthur L. Roberts, 64, widely known hotelman and resident of Winona from 1922 until 1936, died at a.m. today at the Colonial Hospital at Rochester where he had been a patient since he suffer- ed a stroke two weeks ago. He had been unconscious for several days and little hope had been held for his recovery. Roberts owned or had interests in hotels, resorts and apartment houses in several states and own- ed and operated the Hotel Winoaa and Park Hotel here from 1920 un- til 1944 when he sold them to Wi- nona Hotels, Inc. An active civic worker during his residence in Winona, Roberts was always an enthusiastic pro- motor of projects for the better- ment of the community and state. He also was known for his gener- osity and financial support of civic enterprises and at one time was ready to build a new hotel here named the Thomas H. Roberts as a memorial to his son who was killed in an automobile accident in St. Paul. While in Winona, he was a di- rector of the Association of Com- merce, a director of the Merchants National Bank, a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Winona Country Club and the Arlington Club, His hobby was golfing and at one time he was Winona Country Club champion. For several years he was pres- ident of the Minnesota Lakes Association, along about 1925, and Stevenson Packs 14 Talks in Day By JOSEPH ALSOP WITH GOV. STEVENSON'S CAMPAIGN day that t_r__________ is the subject of this report took j el to this state. Adlai E. Stevenson from Niagara I He is a former president of the the an- iccnpiatinn tho Truman said in a statement Lewis Orders Striking Miners Back to Work Call Follows Direct Appeal From Truman WASHINGTON (fl John L. Lewis today ordered striking soft coal miners to go back to work at once. The chief of the United Mine Workers messaged all union dis- trict officers that work should be resumed pending government re- consideration of whether the mill- ers may have a a day pay increase which the industry has agreed to. The Wage Stabilization board (WSB) trimmed the rise to holding that a higher boost would violate the government's an- ti-inflation program. President Truman had appealed directly to Lewis to get the miners back to work. Truman invited Lewis to the White House Sunday night and made the request. Lewis promised co-operation. j Also present at last night's meet- ing were Harry M. Moses, presi-j dent of the Bituminous Coal Oper- ators Association, who speaks for Northern and Midwestern mine owners, and top government of- ficials. The meeting was called in an he was a leading worker in the effort to reach a settiement of the association's campaign to precipitated when the Marines Lose'Hook1 in o Hand Battle the world about the wonders of Jw Minnesota." He was one of the stabilization Eoard ruled innesota. e was one o e JQ Jg miners couM receive founders of the organization and mly 5Q Qf S1 90.a_day raise Lewis had negotiated with manage- ment. spent years promoting tourist trav- Falls to Albany, tumnal splendor through the au _____ ______ of the northern New countryside. The land- scape was a blazing glory. In the cozy small towns, burning leaves scented the bright air in the squares around the Civil War mem- orials. Even the dingy industrial cities were happily illuminated by the cool brilliance of the October gun. It was a nice day, invigorating even to a presidential candidate. And this is why it has been chos- en for study, among all the other days which merges into a campaign one another, Minnesota Hotel Association, the 4 Northwest Hotel Association, was j Moses wou d pay the miners return ing to work the increase and would set aside the disputed 40 cents for payment to miners when a member of the board of gover- nors of the American Hotel Associ- ation and during the war was one of three members on President Roosevelt's NRA Hotel Committee. He was instrumental in the estab- lishment of the Westfield Golf Club in Winona and sponsored athletic teams of many types during his residence here. the government says it's all right. It seemed perfectly clear that Lewis expected the governemnt to reverse the wage board's stand and okay the full 51.90 raise. After the formal meeting, Tru- man took the union leader on a train along The Colonial Hospital, where he personally conducted tour of the died, is a converted hotel which j recently refurbished White House. Roberts built a number of years This seemed to spell a new era ago. I of friendship between the two. Born in Dundas, Minn., Roberts j Four years ago opposed with places, faces, speeches, began his hotel career as a clerk Truman's election, calling the Pres- crowds, motorcades and meetings, i in the old Cook Hotel at Rochester. ;dent raajjgnant scheming sort in an unending, always unrolling, In 1915 he and J. H. Kahler of Ro- Chester established the Kahler- Roberts Corporation, a forerunner of the Kahler Corporation, which now operates several hotels and hospitals in the Mayo City. In 1919 Roberts left his post as featureless blur. 14 Appearances Stevenson began his day with breakfast on a tray in his bleak compartment, and a speech stud- ded with small jokes (surprisingly good jokes considering the circum- stances) to a crowd of about a thousand people at Niagara Falls at a. m. He made 14 major and minor appearances during the day of individual" and a "dangerous" man. Political Fence Now, however, both Truman and Lewis are on the same side of the political fence, supporting the Dem- general manager of the Kahler j Presidential nominee, Adlai Corporation to start a string of I Stevenson. hotels Starting with the Saulpaugh There was no word on how the Hotel in Mankato, he acquired j government was going to act on more than 32 hotel properties and the pay raise question Triimnn'c ctatpmdnt- Canandaigua; a serious and roirably delivered address on the United Nations at Rochester; a major campaign address, national- ly televized and broadcast, at Troy, for the wind-up of the day's work. Between speeches, he received rather more than 30 deputations; for each town could be counted on to produce at least two. Departing from his usual practice of eating alone and working on speech- drafts between forkfuls, he gave luncheon to an editor who had switched from Eisenhower to Stev- enson, and he asked Mayor Eras- resorts in Minnesota; Florida, Wis- Truman's statement said that consin Indiana North Carolina, economic Stabilizer Roger Putnam ad i New Hampshire', and New Jersey, ihad assured Lewis and Moses their When Roberts left Winona in j appeal would receive "serious and 1936, he took up residence at Ro- chester where he operated the Ar- thur Hotel, the Hotels Rochester, Reiter and Parker and four apart- ments. In the chain also are Pine Beach Hotel on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Hotels Everglades and Seaglades and the Villa Atlantique at Palm Beach and Pine Crest Inn at Pinehurst, N.C. He had an in- terest in Izaty's Lodge near On- amia, Minn. Surviving are an uncle, two granddaughters and two nephews. Mrs. Roberts died a few years ago. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Church at Rochester, the Rev. Louis D. O'Day, formerly of Wi- jnona, officiating. Burial will be in tus Corning of Albany to dinner. Before the day ended, he did his stuff as a private personality, so to speak, for several hundred peo- ple, and displayed his public per- sonality to perhaps forty-thousand St. Mary's Cemetery, Minneapolis. in all. Good and Bad News At intervals in the day, he got news, good and bad. Sen. Herbert H. Lehman gave his verdict that the issue in New York State was very close, but admitted that he was habitually pessimistic about elections. Mayor Corning was vast- ly more encouraging. So was the candidate for second New .York Senate seat, Borough President John Cashmore of Brooklyn. Other reports were relayed from other parts of the country by wire and telephone. prompt Putnam was at the meeting, along with. John R. Steelman, as- sistant to the President; Federal Mediation Service Director David L. Cole, and David B. Charnay, Lewis' public relations man. Dwight D. Eisenhower, left, Republican presidential nominee, exchanges grins with Bishop Frederick Pierce, president of the Council of Bishops of the Methodist Church, during Eisenhower's whistle-stop appearance in Philadelphia today. Eisenhower, speak- ing in front of a war memorial told the crowd he would not be turned aside by any criticism of his views that South Korean troops should man the major portion of the battleline in Korea' against the Communists. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) General Turns Heat On in Pennsylvania By RELMAN MORIN ABOARD EISENHOWER SPECIAL (fh-Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow- er opened his final campaign drive today, starting in Pennsylvania, and aimed then at big states where his advisers believe the presiden- tial election will be decided. His schedule for the closing week is still largely unfilled so that ____________________________he can make last-minute dashes to British Comet in Takeoff Mishap; None Aboard Hurt ROME UP) One of Britain's eight mile a minute Comet jet airliners raced into the air off JL 1 1 1.A1.O OUi. J WbUQ-uv Rome s Ciampino Airport last flf the campajgn appeared to be key points around the country After a full day today in Penn- sylvania, the general planned to return to New York for an inten- sive sweep through the city and its populous suburbs tomorrow, Wed- nesday and Thursday. Another appearance in Chicago has been set for next Friday and there was a possibility he might go from there to California. He is scheduled to be in Boston next Monday, the day before the elec- tion. Closing Strategy His strategy in the closing stages night, wobbled momentarily and then smashed back to earth in a belly landing. None of the 36 passengers and x crew members aboard the world's fastest airliner was hurt, was Duchess of Kent Leaves Singapore although the plane was badly SINGAPORE Duchess of j damaged. Kent said goodbye today to Sing-1 Officials of British Overseas Air- apore and Malaya after a 27-day ways sajd tbe cause of tour of British Southeast Asia. The aunt of Queen Elizabeth II left by plane for Hong Kong, where she will spend five days before returning to Britain. had not been determined. The plane was taking off on the second leg of its London-to-Johannesburg flight. 11 Bellwether Counties Indicate Ike a Winner By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL .Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower, editor of the Fairmont Times, a Meanwhile, from breakfast time until long after the Troy meeting, Stevenson also toiled at the job that has taken most of his time in this campaign. Unlike Dwight D. Eisenhower, unlike Harry S. Tru- man and Franklin Roosevelt. Stev- enson cannot and will not deliver a speech that is not really his own. He has three angrily competitive nests of first class speech writers in Springfield. He has a team on the train, headed by Arthur Schlesinger Jr., but his' speeches are still planner, often drafted and always thoroughly re-drafted by, Stevenson himself. Obstinately Independent There are other ways in which he is obstinately independent, and other extra burdens he must carry. Eisenhower for example now placidly permits the television make up men to cover him with pancake until, for some appear- ances, he has the complexion of a pink kewpie doll. But Stevenson grimly fights them off, permitting only the lightest application of- powder to his high bald forehead. Again Gen. Eisenhower can al- ways count on meetings that have the showiness and snap of a Bat- (Confinued on Page 15, Column 3) ALSOPS NEW YORK m-If signs mean Laramie County.has been with the winner since 1896 and editors give anything in those 11 counties which brag a bit about picking all the presidential winners since William McKinley and 1896, Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower looks like the victor this time. But some of the counties seem sure to have their reputations ruined a week from tomorrow. Newspaper editors and corre- spondents who took part in a mid- October political survey for the Associated Press estimate that seven of the 11 might go Repub- lican, four Democratic, These are the "bellwether" or "weathervane" counties, scattered through eight states from coast to coast: Crook County, Oregon, Albany and Laramie Counties, Wyoming; Jasper and Palo Alto Counties, Iowa; Vanderburgh County, Indi- ana; Belmont County, Ohio; Mari- on County, West'..Virginia; Fayette County, Pennsylvania; Stafford and Coos Counties', New Hamp- shire. Newsmen sized them up this way in the AP survey: Somebody Wrong Somebody's going to be wrong in Wyoming this year. Albany County has been on the winning' side since 1892 and editors expect it to back Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson a narrow edge there. New Hampshire's two barometer counties are considered likely to give Eisenhower "a very slight edge." Editors see several factors favoring the GOP: The Democratic plurality has been dropping in recent national elections. The vote may set a record this year. Wounds aren't entirely healed from the primary scrap between President Truman and Sen. Estes Kefauver of Ten- nessee. Layoffs in mill regions are resented. Some Democrats are cool toward Truman campaign utter- ances. Vanderburgh County, Ohio, in which Evansville is located, has been visited by both Eisenhower and Stevenson. Accurate Through Yean On the basis of a postcard poll, the Evansville Press estimates the county will toss 52 per cent of its vote to Eisenhower, 48 per cent to Stevenson. Next door in Ohio, Belmont County looks like Stevenson" terri- tory. Coal and steel are the'big industries. A bit farther east, in Marion County, West Virginia, this is the word from C. E. Smith, veteran staunch Democrat and Stevenson supporter: "Marion County has proved an accurate political barometer through the years because its di- versified population is a cross- section of the whole country. I used to be able to forecast how the country was going by walking up and down Main Street just before election day, talking to the people. "There is no reason to believe that the county will not go Demo- cratic this year." Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the soft coal region, seems likely to back Stevenson, too. But Joseph L. Dickson, editor of the Uniontown Herald, expects the Democratic margin to be smaller than in past elections. Iowa's two bellwether counties are considered Republican this year. Jasper County is an indus- trial and agricultural area, Palo Alto a farming county. Crook County, Oregon, has been switching around. In early Sep- tember it seemed pointed toward Stevenson. Now it is believed reasonably sure to like Ike. Farmers and laborers make up the bulk of the voters ia a county that shows signs of weariness at being polled over and over. to make the Korean War the fore- most issue. His advisers consider the Democrats are more vulner- able on that question than on any other. Thus, speaking in Detroit Fri- day night, he accused his opposi- tion of having failed to heed ex- pert advice against withdrawing American troops from Korea, and said, "The old administration can- not be expected to repair what it failed to prevent." He climaxed that speech by promising he will go to Korea him- self, if elected, to try to find a way to end the war. The following day, he swept back to the attack on the same issue in New York, this time ac- cusing his opponent, Gov, Adiai E. Stevenson, of having favored a policy of "appeasement" toward the Soviet Union. He based the charges on a speech he said Steven- son made in San Francisco last May, and quoted the governor as having said: Citet Appeasement "Unless and until Americans are prepared by prolonged public dis- cussion of what it will be necessary to concede, negotiations (with So- viet Russia) can make little pro- gress. "The difficulties can be re- solved only with great care and persistence by a president and a leadership which keeps insisting, against people's emotional reac- tions, that they must be reasonable and must give as well as take." Eisenhower called that a "sooth- ing and appeasing formula." Democrats were quick to retort to Eisenhower's statement that he will go to Korea if he is elected. Some Democratic leaders called it "a grandstand play." Speaking in Boston Saturday night, Stevenson in effect asked Eisenhower what he intended to do in Korea. The Democratic nom- inee said: "If the purpose of the general's trip is to settle the Ko- rean War by a larger military challenge, then the sooner we all know about it, the better." Eisenhower is expected to answer the "grand stand play" charge when he gets to Pittsburgh. The campaign entered its final phase with a statement from Eisen- hower's campaign manager, Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hamp- shire. Stevenson Bids For East's Votes In Last Week Outcome of Election Rests on 73 Delegates In Four States By DON WHITEHEAD EN ROUTE WITH STEVENSON IN NEW ENGLAND Ad- lai Stevenson swung into the final and decisive week of the presi- dential campaign today on a whirl- wind drive to capture the 73 elec- toral votes of Massachusetts, Con- necticut, Rhode Island and New York. His crowded schedule called for him to open the day's effort with a whistle-stop talk in Quincy, Mass., and then ten speeches later appear for a night address in New York City's Harlem. Both Stevenson and his GOP op- ponent, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow- er, were slugging it out for the votes of the industrial East in these final days before Nov. 4. And the tempo of their fight was expected to continue at the same torrid pace for the remainder of the contest. Busy in Boston Yesterday, Stevenson spent a busy day in Boston and nearby cities making what he called "non- political" speeches and appear- drawing big, cheering crowds wherever he went. Interest in the campaign seemed to be building up to the highest peak of all time with no signs of a "leveling off in the response by voters. The day's speaking schedule listed Quincy, Brockton, and At- tleboro, Mass.; Providence and Woonsocket, R. L; Putnam, Nor- wich, New London, New Haven and Bridgeport, Conn.; and Har- lem. In the electoral college, New York has 45 votes; Massachusetts 16 votes; Connecticut 8 votes and Rhode Island 4 a total of 73 or more than 25 per cent of the 266 votes needed for election. Must Restrain Selves He told a group of veterans in Boston yesterday that he hoped they would help find ways of cut- ting federal spending. "We are in a time he said, "from the point of view of the federal budget, of extreme ex- pressure. I am not sure how long it is going to last. Presumably through fiscal 1955. "In that interval, we have got to (Continued on Page 4, Column STEVENSON Fire Destroys 250 Acres of Timberland WISCONSIN RAPIDS W A roaring fire devastated an estimat- ed 250 acres of timberland in Wood County Sunday. Firefighters brought the wind-fanned blaze un- der control after an exhausting three-hour fight. One other smaller blaze was re- ported in the bone dry north woods Sunday as rangers kept a close (watch over a situation which they I termed "explosive." 2 Killed in State Traffic Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic mishaps took two lives in Minnesota over the weekend. Wallace Greeley, Robbinsdale police officer working at a part- time job, was killed Sunday in the collision of a fuel oil truck be was driving and a car driven by Carl White of Comstock, Wis., in sub- urban Robbinsdale. Mrs. White and their three-month-old son were list- ed as in critical condition with in- juries they suffered. John Luethe, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Luethe, Foley, was killed Saturday evening when he was struck by a car. The driver of the car was held for questioning. Hunters Open Pheasant Season With Two Deaths By The Associated Press Minnesota hunters opened the pheasant season over the weekend, with two deaths blamed on hunting mishaps. Numerous other hunters were wounded. Romas Fobbe, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fobbe of Maple Lake was fatally wounded by a stray bullet as he hunted rabbits with four other boys near his home. Edward DePalma, 34, St. Paul, died while hunting 10 miles west of Albert Lea. Dr. L. E. Steiner, Freeborn county coroner, said death apparently was due to a heart attack. Wounded Hunters At least two of the wounded hunters may lose aa eye. Mrs. Elizabeth Haberman, 46, North Branch, may lose her left eye. She was struck in the face accidentally shotgun pellets as she hunted with her husband near Heron Lake. Authorities said part of the charge glanced off a cornstalk when her husband fired at a pheasant. Arthur W. Anderson, 62, Chica- goan who formerly lived in Minne- apolis, may lose the sight of one eye because of wounds in the chest and eye as he hunted near Albert Lea. Anderson formerly was district manager in Minneapolis for Warner Brothers Pictures Distributing Co. Wounded in Chest Loyal Frederickson, 19, Fergus Falls, lost part of a finger and a thumb and was wounded in the chest when his shotgun acciden- tally discharged. William Promoath, Minneapolis, was wounded in the ankle as he hunted near LeRoy. A companion's gun discharged accidentally. Despite the dry condition of fields, no major grass fires were reported. Hunting was reported good in the Austin and Albert Lea areas. Owatonna reports said hunters were less lucky, chiefly because of hot, dry weather. Around Montevideo, hunters said they had to work hard for the birds because it was too dusty. Lines Cracked By Chinese Break Through Three of Five Allied Positions Overrun in Attack Two Infant Daughters of Mrs. Martha Joan Wage, 19, who was convicted recently of slaying her husband and father of the chil- dren at Munich, Germany, are held by two Army nurses as they arrived in Chicago today. The children are en route from Ger- many to the home of Mrs. Wage's mother, Mrs. Guy Phernetton of Red Wing, Minn. Lt. Eleanor Jackson holds Dianne, 18 months, at left, and Capt. Frances Van Deventer holds Kathleen, seven months. Mrs. Wage was convicted Oct. 9 on a charge of volun- tary manslaughter in the death of her Air Force husband, Dan P. Wage of Baldwin, Wis. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) BULLETIN SEOUL, Korea Punching Red artillery fire tonight U. S. off the crest of "The Hook" a few hourt after they recaptured the western ridgeline in bitter close-quarter fighting. A Marine officer at front said the pulled back from the creit and for- ward slopes at p.m. By STAN CARTER SEOUL, Korea with fists, grenades, bayonets and rjflt butts, U. S. Marines today re- captured "The main target of a Chinese Red attack which punctured Allied lines in Western Korea. A staff officer told AP cor- respondent Milo Farneti the Leath- ernecks forced back the Commu- nist battalion (500 to 750 men) which had seized one end of the Hook, killing an estimated 300. Reds. Farneti said the Reds Leathernecks "at times were ac- tually wrestling in the trench lines." By nightfall the Marines had re- captured all but two or three out- posts guarding the Hook. In a message to his men, Maj. Gen. E. Pollack, 1st Mtrint Division commander, said: "You have all the air support and ammunition you need in back of you. Keep pushing them. Keep the pressure on." The Communists Sunday knocked a hole in the U. N. linei and seized one end of "The a mile-long ridge northeast of Panmunjom. Thunderous Barrage The Red attack opened with a thunderous artillery barrage. Then about Chinese swarmed across the three-mile front They overran three of five Allied out- posts guarding the fish hook- shaped ridge. The Marines withdrew from two positions. There has been no report from the third outpost since the swarmed over the top. The Marines counterattacked 9 p.m. and fought up a trench atop "The Hook" during the night. Al- lied tanks and planes moved in to support a second counterattack shortly after noon Monday. Farneti said U. N. tanks zeroed in their guns on an estimated 200 Chinese atop "The Hook." U. N. warplanes pounded the Commu- nists with explosives and flaming gasoline. The Reds fought back with artillery and mortar shells. The Communist advance marked the first Red penetration to the key ridge since Allied forces seized it months ago. However, Farneti said the assault appeared merely a local test of U. N. strength. Main Red Blow The main Red blow was seven miles northeast of Allied held Bunker Hill, where bloody fighting raged earlier this fall. A staff of- ficer said there was no action on Bunker itself. From the Central Front, AP correspondent John Randolph re- ported Chinese troops made brief stabs at U. N. positions on Tri- angle and Sniper Ridge, scene of bitter fighting last week. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and considerably colder to- night. Tuesday fair and quite cold with diminishing winds. Low to- night 26, high Tuesday 40. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 68; minimum, 40; noon, 68; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 70; minimum, 42; noon, 47; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wis. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 70 at p. m. Sunday; minimum 42 at a. m. today. Noon readings- Clouds broken; visibility 15. miles; barometer 29.97, steady; humidity 67 per cent.