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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Frost in Low Places Tonight, Warmer Wednesday VOLUME 52, NO. 185 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 23, T952 Read Adlai Stevenson Story Page 1 Today EIGHTEEN PAGES AFL Votes To Endorse Stevenson Candidate's Talk Brings Storm Of Applause NEW YORK Oft- The American Federation of Labor convention to- day endorsed Gov. Adlai E. Ste- venson, the Democratic candidate, for president of the United States. The action was unanimous by the 800 delegates who acted on a committee recommendation. It was the first endorsement by convention action since the AFL was founded in 1881. Back in 1924 a special AFL committee endorsed the late Sen. Robert M. LaFollette of Wisconsin who was running for the presidency on the Progressive ticket. The announcement by AFL Pres- ident William Green of the out- come of the standing vote by del- egates was greeted with thunder- ous shouts. Scraps of torn paper were hurled into the air. The CIO already has endorsed Stevenson, thus putting the two big branches of labor firmly behind the Democratic candidate. They Applauded All the 800 delegates appeared to be standing on the vote as they applauded, whistled and cheered for half a minute. After calling for "nay" votes to be registered in the same way, Green carefully scanned the con- vention hall. There appeared to be no one standing among the dele- gates. Green then announced "It ap- pears there is no opposition" and declared the report "officially adopted." Prolonged cheers rang out again. Stevenson addressed the conven- tion yesterday and stirred a storm of applause with his statements on a new labor law that he said should be written to replace the Taft-Hart- ley Act. When he finished, AFL President William Green told the delegates: Sen. Richard Nixon, left. Republican vice presidential candidate, relaxes with William Rogers, Washington attorney, beside pool at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Nixon broke off his cam- paign trip in the Pacific Northwest to fly to Los Angeles and make a nation-wide radio explanation tonight of his controversial expense fund provided for him by a group of Southern Cali- fornia Republicans. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Adlai Visits State Prison at Menard Visit to a Penitentiary By JOHN BARTLOW MARTIN (Editor's note: This is the second of a series of IS articles from the book "Adlai Stevenson, An Intimate Portrait of a New Kind, of Man in American by John Bartlow Martin. Copyright 1952.) The tour of Menard Penitentiary was rapid. Stevenson led the way through the prison's shops, explaining them to his sons, and jokingly "Now you have heard him and I offering them a chew of the tobacco being cured. The younger son, he has touched and moved Borcjen, who was wearing a checkered sport jacket and gray .flannel .._.. rru..... close to his father. Adlai III tended to hang back to ask questions of the guards. They great American." Heard Ike GOP presidential nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower addressed the AFL [had not been here before. Borden remarked that the place depressed him. Convention last week. Eisenhower th_ said he was against repeal of the of guards and _ the Taft-Hartley Act but saw room for boys dropped back irom the some "realistic" amendments. Jomed lhem and The CIO already has endorsed Stevenson. The AFL traditionally a side trip to view th'.: electric chair. It was located in a small McGranery Eyes Fund Case .m. JLJ u. auniuii a r has remained neutral during presi- building that also was used for I other purposes. Fifteen or 20 con- unruffled yes-1 vicls standing around in front of it __. i -Ci-ill nilnnf inrl f- f 1-il-inorJ 3 Tl dential campaigns. NEW YORK New York Times said today the administra- tion is "studying the application of a criminal statute that might by a dema frhago fell silent and stepped back a pace I of a criminal statute tnat mignt e acknowledge he created a or two as we approached, in the I be used against Sen Nixon and that he acknowledge he created a special fund in Illinois and used it to supplement the salaries of some manner of extras in a movie i the contributors to his ex- crowd scene. Inside, other convicts j pense fund. of his" public employes i did the same. The guards discov-' A Washington dispatch to the He said it was true, and added: I ered they lacked the keys to open j Times said it was learned last "There is no question of improp- the door to the chamber contain-; nignt that Atty. Gen. James P. er influence because there was no ing the electric chair. In their McGranery is awaiting Sen. Rich- connection between the contribu- zeal to please, the guards all went ard Kixon's further explanation of tors and the beneficiaries." j to get the keys, leaving the boys the fund ..wjth more tnan casual A telegram from Kent Chandler, and another civilian and me alone i jntcrest Chicago businessman, said in part: "As governor of Illinois, you per- sonally promoted a similar cash fund contributed by private indi- with the convicts. The Justice Department in Wash- back convicts had seized Gov. G. viduals which was paid to various I Mennen Williams as a hostage in an It occurred to me that this wasn't i it h d no corament on the in a Michigan prison awhile J 1-1---- 1-1 SIVJIJ. The story, by Anthony Leviero, of your official apointees to state attempt to escape, and tie thought I saici "tlle political furor" over the jobs in order to supplement the I Of that incident had crossed my 1 Republican vice presidential nom- salaries paid to them by the state." mjnd several times today. Appar- i inee's private expense fund as a Stevenson Answers j ently it didn't occur to anybody I senator "may take a grave turn." The words "similar cash fund" I else. The guards returned and we j "Thus Leviero wrote, "the apparently were an allusion to the viewed the chair, one of the j Democrats generally have given S18.235 fund contributed to Sen. j guards saying to the two young I the appearance of letting the Re- Richard M. Nixon, of California, stevensons. "There's a boy named i publicans settle the campaign cri- GOP candidate for vice president I chapman supposed to sit in that i sis themselves. Chandler's telegram began: "In but your daddy gave him a stay "But behind the scenes the ad- view of the attack on Sen. Nixon, j execution to get a new trial." j ministration for a few months has Gov. Stevenson has said he is op-i been bringing up ammunition to posed to capital punishment. Once use against Sen. Nixon." In his reply, given in the form of a statement to reporters, Ste- venson said: "There has never been any se- cret about the fact that I have when asked to grant executive I __------- clemency to a condemned man he said, "Although I do not personally believe in capital punishment, it GOP Spending to Let Nixon Explain Action Indicates Party Intends to Keep Nominee By JACK BELL and DON WHITEHEAD ABOARD EISENHOWER SPE- CIAL outlay by the National Committee for a televi- sion-radio defense by Sen. Richard M. Nixon of his expense records indicated today Republicans plan to keep him on their ticket. Although Gen. Dvvight D. Eisen- hower has made it clear he is de- laying any personal decision until after Nixon lays it on the line, seasoned politicians said there is no doubt in their minds about the outcome. The argument of these politicians was that the Republican National Committee, along with the GOP senatorial and House campaign committees, would not invest 000 in a Nixon speech likely to bring a thumbs down verdict from the party's presidential nominee. Nixon has charged that the dis- closure that he drew ex- pense money from a fund set up by California citizens was only part i of a "smear" attack directed against him. Major Address The California senator, speaking at the same time p.m., EST) that Eisenhower will be deliver- ing a major, non-televised address at Cleveland, is expected to go be- yond the circumstances of this fund to explain all of his financial dealings. Friends here said this probably will include an explanation of where the money came from for the down payment on the home purchased in Washington since his election to the Senate. Eisenhower told a curious on- and-off tile record news conference yesterday that he had urged Nixon in a telephone conversation from St. Louis Sunday midnight to "pre- sent everything that could be con- sidered by the most meticulous person even as a collateral piece of information to get the full works on the record instantly." The general said he won't even talk about the Nixon incident in a serious way "until the dope is in." He went off the record at that point. But on the highest possible authority aboard this train, it was said that Eisenhower will wait un- til after tonight's broadcast to make up his mind about Nixon. Sen. Frank Carlson of Kansas, one of Eisenhower's top advisers, told this reporter there isn't any doubt in his mind that Nixon will be cleared. Not Fully Informed There was plenty of evidence Eisenhower has not been kept fully informed by his aides about the Nixon case, which has caused a political furore in the country. The general was disclosed not to have had any report from Nixon on the fund except what he read in the newspapers about a re- port made by Dana Smith, Pasa- dena, Calif., attorney and manager of the fund. Eisenhower took the viewpoint that Nixon would have to clear himself completely. But the GOP presidential nominee's attitude was that Nixon was a grown man and a senator and could take care of himself. Telegrams supporting Nixon were arriving in numbers on this train, along with others urging that he be taken off the ticket. Nixon Aides Deny Resignation Hint tried to reduce the financial sac- rifice of a number of men whom I induced to leave private employ- ment to work for the state of Illi- nois." Stevenson's statement noted that: 1. The men were appointed offi- cials. He said none had sought j public office, nor were any elected _. j {fee iand Stevenson stood a long time, 2. Money given them, in addi-1 watching. tion to their regular salaries, came A prison official accompanying is permitted by the law of Illinois and I find the penalty imposed by the court." As we walked back to the ad- ministration building, the prison band was playing in the yard, and long lines of convicts were march- and out of the from a general fund and not direct- ly from any individual contributor. 3. "The funds used for this pur- pose were left over from the 1948 campaign for governor, together with subsequent general contribu- tions." Stevenson summed up by say- ing: "During my administration I have never heard of any case of a promise, either direct or implied, of any favor in exchange for a contribution." Two of his top fund-raising offi- cials, Beardsley Ruml, chairman of the Finance Committee of the Democratic National Committee, and Herman Dunlop Smith, nation- al chairman of the volunteers, also us broke the mood by remarking to Stevenson, "Lotta votes maybe you ought to let them all out." Stevenson laughed, amused. "Trouble is, if you let them out you'd have no way of making sure they'd vote the right way." In Good Spirits He was in good. spirits as he entered the warden's living quar- ters. These comprise an extraordi- narily spacious and handsome apartment, a fact that Stevenson called jokingly to Warden Robin- son's attention. He recalled a night he had spent here a year or so ago. Robinson pointed to a bed- room and said, "That's your denied assertions that pressure-1room. governor, tactics were used to obtain con-1 Stevenson said, "I'd like to lie tributions from Illinois business-j down, there now and sleep about men and state employes. a week." For General Use The governor's press secretary, William Flanagan, said Stevenson would not answer a part of the telegram demanding that names of He stepped out onto a second- floor porch overlooking the Missis- sippi. he said, "is the best place of all. Sit up here on the porch in the evening, see the boats j go by, hear the night sounds, smell the clover. It's wonderful." i the contributors be made public. The amount in the fund was not disclosed. Flanagan said it was, used for "general political pur- (Continued on Page 12, Column 4.) poses." I ADLAI Jersey Joe Wakott, heavyweight champion, tips the scales at ]96 pounds as Rocky Marciano who wants to take the crown away from the aging monarch watches intently at right. Marciano scaled 184. The fight will be staged outdoors in Philadelphia's huge Munici- pal Stadium. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) -A, Some Of The Spectators who turned out to see Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower at Owensboro, Ky., watch the candidate from the roof of the station platform, while most of the crowd is packed solid- ly around the rear of the GOP campaign train. (AP Wirephoto) Companion of Gl, Testifies Taft Accompanies Ike Across Ohio By JACK BELL ABOARD EISENHOWER SPECIAL Dwight D. Eisen- Reaction of Nation Tonight May Fix Fate Senator Plans To Explain Story Of Fund BULLETIN COLUMBUS, O. iff) Dwight D. Eisenhower will delay his Cleveland, O., speech tonight to hear Sen. Richard Nixon of California broadcast a on his private expense ac- count which has created po- litical furore. By MORRIE LANDSBERG LOS ANGELES Repub- lican candidate for vice president steps before a jury of Americans by the millions tonight to tell his story of an expense and to plead for vindication. The verdict of those who hear Sen. Richard Nixon of California may decide whether he will remain on the GOP ticket with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Associates of his interrupted campaign denied emphatically there was any basis for talk that he would resign. They said he will try with all his heart to convince the country that he did no wrong in accepting contributions from wealthy Cali- fornia friends to pay for "strictly political activities." Two radio networks will carry the unprecedented explanatioa MUNICH, Germany A plump, vnnnp spimstrpss testified todav I howcr subordinated the Nixon case today to pursue a slashing new at- {rom to (CST) young seamstress testified toaaj Stevenson of Illinois and the Truman admims- To An that Staff Sergeant Dan P. Wage reeked of alcohol when he brought i MII. i Nixon promised he would tell The Republican presidential nominee, warmed by the torch light everything about-both his personal her into his home and left two (parade welcome given him in Cincinnati last night, whistle-stopped other German girls waiting in his car before a fatal quarrel with his 19-year-old wife. Elisabeth BartI, 26, unmarried mother of two children, said she fled from Wage's quarters at Fuer- steenfeldbruck Air Base July 28 after she saw him struggling for a carbine with Mrs. Martha Wage, of Red Wing, Minn. Baldwin, Wis. "They fought each other for the she told three U. S. through seven Ohio towns on his way toward a major campaign ad- dress in Cleveland tonight. He was accompanied by Sen. Robert A. Taft, for all Ohioans to see the new unity established between the general who won the GOP nomination and the senator who lost it. Eisenhower made no mention of his vice presidential running mate, Sen. Richard M. Nixon of Califor- nia, whose privately raised expense fund has proved a political bombshell in the Republican camp. Official Returns Give Anderson Lead Ey JACK B. MACKAY Although the general has said he i ST. PAUL 1.0 Gov. C. Elmer njstory- J and political finances. He planned to speak from the NBC television studio without a prepared text. There will be a supplementary press statement listing private in- come and expenditures described as too detailed for the limited air I time. I Eisenhower said yesterday he i will decide whether to retain his I young running male after Nixon's j public report. Dispatches from the Eisenhower campaign train de- clare the general is known to have j said that Nixon must come "clean as a hound's tooth" in his financial judges trying the frail wife for j delay any decision about keep- 1 Anderson beat State Auditor Staf- i It J J h i alleged first degree murder. Wage was from Baldwin, Wis. "I saw Mrs. Wage step back- ward, out of the bedroom, the rifle held across her breast. She flung it at him. Sergeant Wage and his wife both fell to the floor. "Then I left the house. I told my two friends who had been wait- ing in the car, 'I believe she shoots steadfast her man.' Then we heard a Thin, blonde Mrs. Wage, whose two baby daughters are in the care of friends pending the out- come of her trial, sat with quiver- ing hands over her face as Miss Bartl testified. Bavarian Accent The dark-haired girl, speaking in German with a heavy Bavarian accent, denied her acquaintance- ship with the Air Force staff ser- geant was ground for his wife's jealousy. "But I have heard that he went ing Nixon on the ticket until King by votes for the i contenlion that none the dis_ Californian makes a television-ra- j Republican nomination for gov- ted w hjs k_ dio report of his finances tonight, in the state primary elec ion H said none fte con. the odds were long that Nixon Sept 9 official returns o the ,8 ale d Qr would get a clean bill of health. Meantime, the Republican presi- dential nominee was pressing the attack against Stevenson, his Dem- ocratic opponent. Canvassing Board showed today. ceived any special consideration Orville Freeman. Minneapolis at- i from nim torney, won by 103.375 votes_over Dem0crats and some Republi- cans criticized use of outside money by a senator, and Eisenhower hi" Passion for peace told a cheering crowd of per sons in Cincinnati Music Hall that Stevenson's foreign policy views show a "faintness of heart" re- flecting the Truman administra- Ryan, 1 his onlv opponent, in the Demo- i Describing himself as having "a cratic-Farmer-Labor gubernatorial j stmegy ]eaders beeame concerned for Eisenhower _, the ,d embarrass was piled up by U. S. his campaign attack on corruption "in t column. 14 to 1 margin over Edward C Slctte-1 permitted him to carry on his fight against Communism and corrup- tion "above and beyond my official duties." Crowd On Hand The 39-year-old California sena- in Washington. Nixon replied that fund was entirely legitimate; that it was never secret and that it JHS tlUbCSL llVdl, OJU .VCU U V. O turns "surrender of initiative to )dahl_ St Paul school teacher. the Communists. Earlier, he headed Democratic Candidates a parade j stgte Rep william E. Carlson which Detective Chief George Pear- 1 got a plurality over John ntr ncfimiforl ii'ta tf COOn T flflO i r _i. __i __j__ ____ JT ____ around added. with other she cy estimated was seen by Eisenhower chose Taft's home town to make a blistering attack on Stevenson, President Truman_____ and Secretary of State Acheson the United States Senste. !o 500 persons greeted him with A. McDonough and got more than the combined vote of McDonough i tor arrived here by chartered plane and F. H. Shoemaker, former con-! from Portland, Ore., yesterday af- gressman, for the DFL nomination ternoon. A partisan crowd of 400 foreign policy issues. i A good-sized primary vote was shouts of "We want Nixon We Some of Eisenhower's points of j chalked up this year, eclipsing both I want Nixon." attack were strikingly similar to i the 1948 and 1950 primary figures. Nixon looked tired. There is no I those Taft has been pounding for I The combined Republican and DFL j question that the ordeal of the past ine aeiense counsel asKea wny years The over aU vote was Of this the Re-! week and the chilling possibility of f aL rmt t'leme followed closely that which I publicans cast ballots and i being dropped from the GOP ticket tragedy developed ana nao. not John Foster DulJ one Qf hjs for. DFL, The total vole i have been a severe strain for both tried to make Mrs Wage under-j advisers, has been i in 1950 was and in 194S it; Nixon and his slim, bionde wife stand it was only a "family visit. She replied: "Everything hap- pened so quickly, I can't express I preaching in recent months. One Emergency to Another Essentially, it consisted of the myself, in English, and I could j charge that the Truman adminis- hardly think that the trouble was tration is drifting from one emer- nvpr me." gpncy to another and that its "pro- j gram of bits and pieces" is permit- ting Stalin to call the tune for world diplomacy. Without offering specific solutions for any of the international ills, Eisenhower said, his goal is to es- WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Fair and cool tonight. Some local frost in low tablish America as "the headquar- places. Wednesday partly cloudy I ters of freedom." and wanner. Low of 40 tonight in He promised that a Republican city, 38 in country, 68 high for Wed-i administration would (1) "win re- nesday. spect from other (2) "check the menace of (3) "establish a foreign policy (that is) liot the product of black- mail extorted by the Soviet (4) have a State Department that would work with Congress "not in bitter conflict and mutual distrust but with common sense and com- mon (5) "substitute can- dor for guile" and "not exhaust itself trying to hide its LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 64; minimum, 40; noon, 60; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. Temp. 63 at p.m. Mon- day, min. 36 at a.m. today. Noon readings clouds feet scattered, visibility 12 miles, wind calm, barometer 30.21 falling, hu- midity 66 per cent. Additional weather on Page 15. was Gov. Anderson captured 56 rf Minnesota's 87 counties, losing Martin by a count of to 2.252. Freeman matched this in the DFL column by winning all but Houston County. Here, Freeman got 241 votes against 312 for Ryan. In Crow Wing County, where the governor maintains his legal resi- dence, Anderson bested King by a 7 to 1 margin, against 5S5 for the auditor. Patricia. A high-ranking member of his staff declared privately that Nixon was "sick" over the furor caused by the S18.000 but added firmly there was no talk of a resignation. Dr. Hugh Prichard of Nixon's campaign staff said, "We want him to get in good shape" for his speech tonight. Nixon remained tight-lipped on i his status with Ancher Nelsen of Hutchinson, j is> he knows il himself. former state senator, will be An- derson's running mate. Freeman's running partner will be Arthur Hansen, Ulen farmer. .Mrs. Mike Holm, widow of the At the airport he was asked for comment on what he expected the decision will be. He climbed up on the hood of a car with his wife and said: man who served almost 32 years as secretary of state until his re- cent death, is the Republican nom-1 him he said: "I've got to talk to the people." To the crowd clustered around inee for the full two-year term and short term as secretary of state. She now holds that post by appointment from the governor. Opposing Mrs. Holm as the DFL nominee for the full term is Kos- cie Marsh of St. Paul. The short- and (6) bring "clearness of mind jterm nominee is Melvin Cooper of and the steadiness of will" in the I St. Louis Park, who beat out Marsh quest for peace. Eisenhower, on the offensive, (Continued on Page 13, Column 7.) I TAFT by less than votes, Ewald W. (Wally) Lund of Du- (Continued on Page 13, Column 4.) RETURNS "Patricia and I just want you to know how wonderful it is to get back and get such a fine welcome from our friends. "We want you to know we have received thousands of wires from all over the country and we are grateful for them, particularly from the people we know. "This is a time when you find out who your friends are. "And we want you to know we i won't let you down." ;