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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Mostly Cloudy, Cooler Tonight; Fair on Sunday VOLUME 52, NO. 171 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1952 Primary Returns KWNO AM-FM Tuesday Night SIXTEEN PAGES Ike Requests 100% Farm Pa Says emocratic Plan Best Stevenson Gives Full Support to Party's Platform By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH KASSON DODGE CENTER, Minn. Adla E. Stevenson bidding against Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhowe for farm belt votes, today assailed Republican agricultura policy and declared the nation's farmers stand to gain mos under a continued Democratic regime. Stevenson, the Democrats' candidate for the Whitf House, described the farm plank drafted at the GOP convention held near the stock- one of the products of "the Chicago slaughter." He said that on the other hand he is proud the work his party has done in the last 20 years "to restore the American farmer to a position of equality and dignity in our national life." In a speech prepared for de- livery at the National Plowing Con- test, Stevenson was going before thousands of the country's farmers just a few hours after Eisenhower, his Republican opponent for the presidency, addressed the same throng from the same rostrum. Plank Endorsed Stevenson gave wholehearted en- dorsement to the Democratic farm plank "no ifs, buts or maybes about this" calling for manda-' tory price support of basic agri- cultural commodities at no less than 90 per cent of parity, the formula calculated to give farmers a fair return in relation to the price of things they buy. The party plank, said Stevenson, is clear, d'efinite and sound, and he added: "I can stand on it without squirming. I feel n'j need to modi- fy this provision or that, to ex- plain or to reinterpret, to dodge or to hedge." The Illinois governor thus lined up in support of the farm policy President Truman also endorses and he took a page from Truman's 1948 book in roundly denouncing the Republicans regarding farm matters. Truman's victory four years ago has been credited largely to his success in carrying farm states the Republicans had counted on winning. Stevenson said the farmers un- derstand and believe in the Demo- crats' farm plank. Flies From Denver Stevenson flew to Minnesota from Denver, where Friday night he began a nine-state Western cam- paign tour. He was scheduled to leave by plane shortly after the plowing contest speech for an ad- dress in Cheyenne, Wyo., tonight, j years. In promising support of the party's farm plank, Stevenson said: "I am for this platform, above all, because I believe that its pledg- es are not just in the interest of the farmer they are in the pub- lie interest. I know that American farmers do not want, nor will they get through any effort of mine, any more than what is justi- Atomic Weapons Promised Allied Units in Europe SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Powers In Europe W) Gen J. Lawton Collins, U. S Army chief of staff, said today North Atlantic treaty forces in Europe eventually will be support- ed by atomic weapons. The general told a news con ference that discussions are under way for integrating weapons, in- cluding artillery and guided mis- siles, into the European forces. He added, however, that such weapons "were not immediately available." Collins said such weapons "can add materially to the ability of Western Europe to defend He warned, however, that "it would be a mistaken idea to be- lieve that the number of divisions immediately required in Europe could be reduced" by use of new weapons. Collins said the weapons would, of course, lessen the size of future defensive forces but that for the present Europe will need ten live up to its schedule of military ex- pansion, in order to be more effec- tive in defense' against possible attack. The general explained that atom ic weapons can be brought most effectively into place against an attacking force, for this force, obliged to mass its forces for a lunge, presents a concentrated target. Collins refused to say how soon atomic weapons would be coming off U. S. assembly 'lines but con- ceded it will be in "less than 10 fied by the larger good of the com- monwealth." The governor already has taken a similar stand in speeches to vet- erans and to members of labor unions. He told those groups, as he did the farmers, that the good of the nation as a whole comes first with him. The farm support program, Ste- venson said, "places a floor under our agricultural economy in order to protect the farmer against sud- den and violent price and in that way, maintain farm in- come. High Enough Now He said price support opponents argue that the program increases food prices to housewives, but that isn't true. "Food prices are high enough today, heaven the gover- nor said. "But supports are not the reason. High employment and strong purchasing power in short, prosperity are keeping most farm prices above support levels. "What the support program does is to encourage farmers to grow more food. You can now plant crops fairly secure in the know- ledge that prices will still be good at market time. Half Opposed Law "That is one reason farm pro- duction has increased almost 50 per cent in the last 2 years. The support program thus helps to keep supply up with demand and that is the way to keep prices from said more than half of the Republican members of the House of Representatives voted (Continued on Page 15, Column 5) STEVENSON Austin Mayor Extension Of Rent Curbs AUSTIN, Minn. of rent controls in Austin beyond Sept. 30 was vetoed by Mayor M. G. Rolfson last night and a vote by aldermen to override him failed. Present status is that rents in Austin will be decontrolled follow- ing the deadline. In vetoing the measure, Mayor Rolfson quoted a survey just com pleted by local realtors which showed, he said, available housing in the city to be well above 4 or 5 per cent. An earlier area survey conducted by Blake Haddon, Roch- ester, area rent director, listed houses available for rent at about eight-tenths of one per cent. Five aldermam'c votes were needed to override the veto. The vote was 4 to 3 to override. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Mostly cloudy and cooler tonight. Sunday generally fair and continued quite cool. Low tonight 52, high Sunday 65. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 90; minimum, 59; noon, 61; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. temp. 88 at p.m. Fri- day, min. 58 at a.m. today. with breaks. feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 12 miles from north northeast, barometer 30.33 steady, humidity 79 per cent. Additional weather on Page 15. A Wave Of The Hat and a big grin as Dwight Eisenhower, Republican presidential candidate, arrived at the Rochester air- port shortly after 10 a.m. today. Climbing from his special plane, the general was greeted by cheers from several thousand spec- eager to see Ike. After meeting dignitaries from the state, Eisenhower got into a convertible and was whisked away to Plowville. Riding in the back seat of the car above with Ike are Mrs. Elizabeth Heffelfinger, Wayzetta, national committee- woman for Minnesota, and Gov. C. Elmer Anderson. Gov. An- derson was the first to shake Eisenhower's hand as he stepped from his plane. A caravan of about 50 automobiles with police escort followed Ike to Plowville. (Republican-Herald photo) Welcoming Adlai Stevenson to Minnesota for his address at the Kasson Plow Festival were state democratic leaders. In the above photo is William Carlson, left, Candidate Steven second from the left, with Sen. Hubert Humphrey and Orville Freeman, Mrs. Clara Snow greets Gen. Dwight Eisen- hower, GOP presidential nominee, as he arrived at the Snow farm, near Kasson, Minn., this morn- extreme right. The Democratic candidate stopped at Minneapolis for a change of planes before flying to Rochester this afternoon for a speech there later in the day. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) 1200 at Rochester Airport to Greet Adlai Stevenson ROCHESTER, Minn. A crowd estimated at upwards of per- sons thronged the airport here today to greet Adlai Stevenson on his arrival in Minnesota for a ma- jor presidential campaign address. The Northwest Airlines plane carrying the Democratic presi- dential nominee and his official staff touched down at the airport at p.m., a few minutes after the landing of an airliner on which press and radio representatives were aboard. With Stevenson were Orville Freeman, D-F-L candidate for gov- ernor and Senator Hubert Hum- phrey. The crowd at the airport formed a reception line to greet Stevenson and his party who left a short time later in a motor caravan for Plow- ville, the site of today's national plowing matches at which the Democratic standardbearer will deliver his address. Approximately 50 cars comprised the caravan escorting the Steven- son party. Stevenson's schedule this after- noon called for a tour of the plow- ing site, dinner at the Henry Snow farm and a one-half hour address at p.m. P ing. Henry Snow wears a broad smile as he stands between the two. (AP Wirephoto to The Republi- can-Herald) Demands Farmers Get Fair Share Of U.S. Income By DON WHITEHEAD KASSON-DODGE CENTER, Minn. D. Eisenhower made his bid for the important farm vote today with a plan which he said would guarantee present price" supports for another two years and then would lead to higher prices for the farmer. He called for a wider range of farm crop supports including "greater protection" for producers of perishable products such as meat, milk, eggs, fruits and vegetables. Eisenhower said the farmers' re- turn must be boosted from the pres- ent 90 per cent of parity to a full 100 per cent but in ways that would "minimize government con- New British Jet Blows Up Before FARNBOROUGH, Eng. UP) Britain's new wonder De Havilland 110 night fighter plane up in the faster-than-sound flight today and killed 20 persons before a crowd of watching an air show here. Famed test pilot John Derry, ;0, and -his observer, Tony Richards, died in the air and wreckage drop- ping onto the crowd killed 18, an official said. Derry was the first Briton to fly faster than sound and survive. He first broke through the sonic barrier four years ago today. The first American to do the at 660 or more miles an Capt. Charles Yeager of the U.S Air Force. He did it Oct. 14, 1947. About 30 persons were injured by the dropping wreckage from to- day's tragedy. At least 18 were hospitalized. Ambulances sped-to the wrecked fuselage. Police and soldiers cir- cled portions of the field where the wreckage fell. Four bodies were dragged out of one tangle of debris. The De Havilland 110 is a twin- boom aircraft with sharply swept- back wings. First tested in 1951, it exceeded the speed of sound in trials held last April. The ship, which carries two crewmen, is un- usually large for a fighter because it has special radar and other bulky equipment. Since last April's test, Derry has frequently dived the ship through the sound "barrier. Today's fatal dive began from an estimated height of eight miles, j Derry dove directly at the air- drome, witnesses said, and the plane flew to bits a moment after he levelled off. Eyewitness Story One eyewitness, Ole Arnfast of Copenhagen, said: "We had just heard two super- sonic booms when a plane that I took to be the same ship that pro- duced the booms, came toward the airfield at right angles to the land- ing strip. trol and protect farmers' inde- pendence." Asks Farmer-Run Plan The Democratic platform calls for price supports at "not less" than 90 per cent of parity. The GOP presidential outlined what he called a "sound, farmer-run" plan while charging that the Democratic administration had tried to make the American farmer a "political captive." "I firmly believe that agricul- ture is entitled to a fair, full share of the national Eisenhow- er said, and a fair share is not merely 90 per cent of parity full parity." (Parity represents a fair return for the farmer in what he receives for his crop in relation, to the things he must buy.) Lirfle Applause The more than people gave Eisenhower a luke-warm reception. They stood almost silently through the heart of Eisen- hower's speech and the GOP presidential candidate was in- terrupted only occasionally with scattered applause. Not even Eisenhower's prom- ise for raising farmers' in- come to 100 per cent of parity stirred the huge throng to any demonstration. Welcome Ike The general's plane touched down at the Rochester, Minn., airport, 17 miles from the contest site, promptly at 10 a. m. CSX. A reception committee, headed by Gov, C. Elmer Anderson of Minne- sota, was stationed at the opposite end of the field from where the plane stopped and ran across to greet the general. Eisenhower, wearing natty gray flannel slacks and a tan tweed jacket, responded to the welcome with broad smiles, although he ap- peared tired. Among those in a confused receiving line besides Anderson were Sen. Thye (R-Minn.) and Minnesota Republican Con- gressman Judd. Andresen and O'Hara. Daniel Gainey. Owatonna, Minn., leader of Harold E. Stas- sen's unsuccessful drive for the It came in a wide sweep about i G0p Presidential nomination, was 300 500 feet up and before it j also on hand- reached the field, it suddenly went j Eisenhower, sharply upwards and parts began to fly from it. 'People screamed and dived for the ground and I saw the engine going right over my head hitting the ground 15 yards behind me on Anderson, George Etzell, Minnesota GOP national committeeman, and Mrs. Elizabeth Heffelfingcr, national committee- got into a yellow conver- tible which drove slowly past a welcoming croxvd at the airport and a small hill in the middle of the i through Rochester streets, also big crowd. lined with spectators. Then the con- "People around me fainted while I vertible and about 30 other the air show announcer still went on because he did not know any- thing had happened. "When I got up, I saw people" gathered around a wide area and I saw people with blood spattered on their clothes coming out of the crowd as if in a daze." Derry's wife was in the crowd which saw the crash. They have two children. The crash came just a week after a U.S. Air Force F-89 Scorpion tore tself apart before spectators at the International Aviation Ex- position in Detroit. The pilot and lis radar observer were killed and four spectators injured in that crash. M 13 Sailors Feared Lost In Shipwreck CHARLESTON, S. C. UP) The Honduran tanker, Foundation Star, battered by heavy seas, split in two about 130 miles southeast of I here today with the possible loss of 13 men. The Coast Guard reported the tanker carried a crew of 30. It said 17 had been picked up by a Norwegian ship, the Emu- headed for the contest site. Pass Up Conference A scheduled news conference at the airport was passed up. Eisenhower, obviously chilly in the 55-degree temperature, asked one of his greeters, "Can't you warm it up a little for He had a few words with two unidentified little boys before leaving for the contest. Eisenhower unveiled his new farm plan in a speech prepared for delivery at the national plow- ing contest a short time before Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson was due to discuss his farm program. Eisenhower's speech was first on the program and it was an open challenge to the Democrats for the farm vote which in 1948 was cred- ited by some with giving President Truman his surprise victory. The basic farm commodities now under price supports are wheat, corn, rice, cotton, tobacco and pea- nuts. Eisenhower said supports should be extended to such crops as oats, barley, rye and soy beans. He said some way must be found to give greater protection to the producers of perishable products such as meat, milk, eggs, fruits (Continued on Page 16, Column 2) EISENHOWER ;