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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 24, 1952, Winona, Minnesota Fair and Warmer Tonight and Thursday VOLUME 52, NO. 186 Read Adlai Stevenson Story Page 1 Today SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1952 TWENTY-TWO PAGES The Stevenson! Story Ej squiffed McCoy Adlai Makes Hit in Rotary Club Speech By JOHN BARTLOW MARTIN (Editor's note: This is the third of a series of 16 articles from the book "Adlai Stevenson, An Intimate Portrait of a New Kind of Man in American by John Bartlow Martin. Copyright 1952.) The road to Nashville ran over gullied country, redbud ablaze on the hillsides, sycamores white in the creek bottoms, tumbledown hovels scattered along the ridges, and once we passed an old covered Officer Committed Mental Hospital bridge'over" MarvVRivw." the first toll bridge in Illinois, said the state policeman driving. Starting out for Nashville I rode wrth Iron in the police car so that Governor to the car in which they were riding had a flat tire. They got in with us and we drove on. TODAY GOP Muffs Handling of Nixon Fund MARQUETTE, Mich. UP) Lt. Coleman Peterson, 38, of Camp McCoy, Wis., whose first degree murder trial ended Monday in a verdict of innocent by reason of insanity, was committed Tuesday to the Ionia, Mich., State Hospital for the Criminal Insane. Peterson was found innocent by reason of insanity after his trial for the fatal shooting of Maurice (Mike) Chenoweth, a Big Bay, Mich., tavern operator, who al- legedly raped Peterson's wife, Charlotte, 42. The lieutenant's attorney was expected to file a writ asking an immediate sanity hearing. would request the court to This stay a hearing finds Peterson sane, he will go free. Michigan law requires a person Stevenson, settling himself in his i circuit Judge Charles Arch's hos- seat, said, "The last time I had a j commitment order and ask flat tire was with that big Cadil- for a hearing conducted here. If lac in Chicago. I was late for a speech and I got out apd walked two or three blocks and found a police car and told the policeman, j found innocent by reason of in 'I'm Gov. Stevenson can you sanity to be committed to the men- give me a ride to the Loop so I won't be late for a The one policeman turned to the other and said, 'I thought I'd heard 'em all but I never heard that one be- The Republi- j fore'." cans have handled the matter of It was almost dark. Irvm was Sen Richard Nixon's special fund looking at his watch. He asked if tonight's speech was to be made Final Decision Awaits Conference By STEWART ALSOP tal hospital until adjudged sane. badly. The Democrats have handled the 'matter most astutely. And the affair is bound to hurt Gen. Dwight before the.Rotary Club of Nash- ville. Stevenson said. "It's two D. Elsenhower's chances, although i Rotary Clubs combined for the oc- no one knows how seriously. These casion, I and the conclusions reached by i Carlyle." He chuckled. "The org _ _ most "of who have j Nashville Rotary has' 23 members, been covering this campaign. II understand. This is an engage- On the Republican side, the first ment I made some time ago and only because the man from the Nashville Rotary writes such an ab- solutely enchanting letter. He's and worst offender was obviously Sen. Nixon himself. Instead of re- sponding calmly and factually to the first published reports of the been writing to mo a couple of fund, Nixon began shouting that I years, asking me to come down. he had been "smeared" by "crooks and Communists." Nixon thus helped to put the whole story on page one, and keep it there. He alienated many newspapers which, while supporting the Republican ticket, carried factual accounts of He writes an exquisite ty, clever, charming." The policeman suggested that this was April Fools' Day. Steven- son said, "I completely forgot. Maybe there won't be any meeting or anything at all." The car slowed and drove into the episode. And, by protesting too much, he automatically aroused i Nashville, a town of dark public suspicions that he had j Dow. something to conceal. Helps Democrats The street was bumpy. Cars The delay in settling the affair one way or another, moreover has obviously played straight into the Democrats' hands. Last Friday, when the first reports of the Nixon fund reached Eisenhower's train, a number of trusted pro-Eisenhow.------...... ..._.. er correspondents were called on iof raeanjng that Steven- for their advice. They urged unan- imously that Eisenhower immedi- for Nixon's were parked on both sides and a crowd filled the sidewalk. We stopped in the middle of the street, there being no other place to stop, and Stevenson said, "We're right on the The young policeman said diffidently, "I want to thank you, sir, for what you've Sparkman Starts Quest for State Votes at I iiverne LUVERNE, Minn. Sen. John J. Sparkman began a one-day quest for votes in Minnesota with a street corner speech in Luverne this morning. The Democratic vice presidential nominee stopped earlier at Sioux Falls, S. D. Sparkman came here from Nebraska, where he spoke Tuesday night. The Tennessee senator was to spend most of his time at the Worthington Turkey Day celebra- tion, where a major talk was sched- uled at 3 p. m., following the fete's annual parade. A press conference for rural editors preceded his talk. Street appearances in Jackson, Fairmont and Blue Earth were on the program before Sparkman Senator Bares Finances to Whole Nation Denies Any of Went for Personal Use By BILL BECKER LOS ANGELES Richard M. Nixon carried his fight for po- i litical Iri'e to a nation-wide audience last night, and then moved on to i Montana today before a decisive (meeting with Gen. Dwight D. Ei- I senhower. The young GOP vice presidential nominee rested his fate in an un- precedented TV-radio appeal to the American public. He left the ques- tion of his removal from the Re- publican ticket squarely up to the party's national committee. Nixon said he plans to meet Gen. Eisenhower "somewhere in West Virginia." The time and place prob- ably will be set today after Nixon keeps his speaking appointment in Missoula, Mont. Nixon interrupted his Western campaign tour to re- turn to Los Angeles and make his plea to the nation. Ike, in. a telegram from Cleve- land after Nixon's speech, labeled it "magnificent" and asked to see his running mate "at once." Flood of Calls A flood of telegrams and phone Sen. Richard Nixon of California is greeted at Missoula, Mont, airport by several hundred faith- ful followers who waited until 3 a.m. for the GOP vice presidential candidate. Nixon, fifth from left, replied briefly to his welcome by GOP leaders. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) son taken the state police out of politics. Stevenson said, "You're doing a good then, ciple, at the same time stating that he did not question Nixon's replacement, as a matter j hantJing his briefcase to Irvin and saying, "I guess I'll let you be custodian of the he got out of the car and walked brisk- ly across the sidewalk and walked alone undefended into the waiting crowd, which swallowed him personal honesty. This is precisely Murder Charge Reduced in Trial Of Red Wing Girl MUNICH, Germany charge of first degree murder against a young American moth- er in the rifle death of her Air I A flood ot telegrams ana pnone i IcaUs followed Nixon's dramatic of-i Force husband was reduced m a Ifer to submit the make-or-break U. S. court today to voluntary tends a "banquet in his "honor in the I decision to the National Committee, j manslaughter. Eagles Hall at Albert Lea. That j "Wire and write the Republican i Presidmg Judge Leo M. Good-1 y afflir, set for p. m., is spon- National Committee whether you German personally from this help, sored by Stevenson-Sparkman vol-j think I should stay or whether I man ruled that under German Jaw harf fix m 9 w Spellbound By Nixon's Appeal By DON WHITEHEAD CLEVELAND, 0. night people sat in this city's huge Public Hall in almost hypnotic silence under the spell of that was pleading political honesty. General Hints Californian to Stay on Ticket Praises Courage Of Nominee Making Financial Report BULLETIN WASHINGTON Republi- can National Committee mem- bers were reporting themselves overwhelmingly in favor of keeping Sen. Richard Nixon on_ the ticket as the party's candi- date for vice president. An Associated Press survey: of committee reaction to Nix- on's speech Tuesday night turn- ed up scores of replies from the 13S-tnember body calling for retention of Nixon on the ticket and none urging Nixon to quit. By JACK BELL ABOARD THE EISENHOWER SPECIAL Dwight D. Ei- senhower and Sen. Richard M. Nix- on arranged to meet in Wheeling, W. Va., tonight for an expected decision to retain Nixon on the Re- publican ticket. James Hagerty, Eisenhower's press representative, announced the fateful session was arranged when Sen. William Knowland of California and Gov. S h e r m a-n Adams of New Hampshire talked It was the voice of Sen. Richard M. Nixon speaking from California, j by phone today from Ironton, 0., The plea was this: He had done no wrong in accepting an pri- vate expense fund from a group of he had not unteers. should get Nixon exhorted, Another major talk was slated "and whatever their decision is, before a Democratic-Farmer-Labor abide by it. jealousy is not a motive on which a murder charge can be based. The maximum sentence under eith- what Steven- son's advisers feared Eisenhower would do, as one of them told this reporter at the time. It was rea- soned by those around Stevenson that Eisenhower would be built up in the public mind as a man of de- cisive action and fanatical regard for principle, if he called immedi- ately for Nixon's resignation; and that thus the whole affair might actually turn out to be a net asset to the Eisenhower campaign. The only politically palatable al- ternative was for Gen. Eisenhower to back up Nixon so flatly and un- equivocally that speculation about Nixon's being replaced would au- tomatically die. Instead, day after day, newspaper stories have in- formed the voters that Eisenhow- er has been seriously considering asking Nixon to step out. In prin- ciple, Eisenhower has doubtless been entirely right to wait for all the facts. But in hard political practice, this delay has greatly complicated Eisenhower's prob- lem, whatever the eventual out- come. Shadow over Campaign If Nixon is in the end asked to resign, the Democrats will of course picture his resignation not only as a confession of Republican guilt, but also as a step taken after long hesitation simply for reasons of political expediency. If Nixon is not replaced, the simple fact that Eisenhower for several days considered asking him to step out will cast a continuing shadow- over the Eisenhower campaign. The Democrats, furthermore, thanks largely to the shrewdness and sure-footedness of Adlai Stev- enson, will under any circum- stances be in a perfect position to exploit the issue. Some of those around Stevenson wanted the Illi- on Nixon Reception Takes 15 Minutes Matters moved expeditiously: The reception took about 15 min- utes. The toastmaster, Dr. Fred W. Schroeder, made a few brief remarks, saying that he hoped to "make everyone feel that the Nashville Club is the most friendly club in District then present- ed the Nashville Rotary president, Gordon Purdy, the man who had written the letter that persuaded Stevenson to come here. Purdy, a youngish man, said, (Continued on Page 17, Column 4.) ADLAI FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair and warmer tonight and Thurs- day. Low tonight 47, high Thurs- day 77. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 66; minimum, 42; noon, 66; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (CAA Observations) Max. temp. 66 at noon today, min. 44 at a. m. Noon read- scattered at feet, visibility six miles, wind vari- able up to 8 miles'per hour, barom- eter 30.14 falling, humidity 50 per cent. Additional weather on Page 19. years, said "not one cent of the ment. (supplemental expense fund raised by supporters here) ever went to me for my personal use." He denied any moral wrongdoing, reiterating: "Every penny of it was used to pay for political expenses that I did not think should be charged to the taxpayers of the United States." His wife, titian-haired Patricia Nixon, appeared with him on the program carried on a network of 62 television and 750 radio stations at a cost estimated at more than by GOP National Chairman Arthur Summerfield. The Repub- lican National Committee and the Republican senatorial and congres- sional campaign committees paid II.S. Ike Given 3% Lead in Ohio By PRINCETON RESEARCH SERVICE Kenneth Fink, Director PRINCETON, N. of an Ohio state-wide "trial heat" of voter preference for made as Sen. Robert A. Taft began his active assistance in Gen. D. D. Eisenhower's campaign, show Eisen- hower leading Adlai Stevenson by the narrow margin of 3 per cent in this key state. Ohio has 25 electoral votes. It must be understood that today's poll findings reflect only cur- rent sentiment and that the figures it. Praises He lauded Eisenhower as "the man to clean up" corruption and Communism. Later, at the airport before leaving for Missoula, he de- clared: "What happens to me is not im- portant; what happens to Patricia and our two youngsters is not im- portant; what is important is what happens to our country What Gen. Eisenhower stands for is for the good of all Americans." His press secretary, James Bas- set, took aboard a six-inch stack (Continued on Page 19, Column 3.) NiXON may be changed in the next few weeks. nois governor to jump immediately, with both feet. Sen. j Princeton Research Service's Nixon, moreover, is one of Prcsi- United States Poll staff reporters dent Truman's pet hates, and when asked a representative cross- Truman heard the news, he was i section of Ohio voters: "Right now, all for rushing to the attack. Stev- 1 wnjcn Of the two candidates. Ste- enson himself, however, wisely is- 1 venson, the Democrat, or Eisen- sued a moderate statement calling nower, the Republican, do you for a suspended judgment. With favor for The tally: this lead from Stevenson, Truman OHIO, STATE-W1DE succeeded in restraining his own Eisenhower 47% combative instincts, at least for Stevenson 42% the time being. Undecided 11% This preliminary moderation has wilen "Undecided" voters on an admirably judicious and non- j this questjon were then asked partisan flavor. At the same time, which way the the Democrats are left with a free fiaures became- hand to exploit the issue to the ut- most, at a time of their own choos- ing. Job for Truman How to do so most effectively is the OHIO, STATE-WIDE Eisenhower Stevenson 47.5% Undecided 2.0% In 1948, President Truman csr- already being discussed in Stevenson entourage and in the White House. The strategy current- IJ- Qhlo lv favored is of a piece with nrpsidpntial rlection. Truman larger Stevenson-Truman cam- paign strategy. Stevenson is ex- pected to deal with the matter (Continued on Page 3, ALSO PS ried Ohio by only three-tenths of Nearly three million Ohio voters cast ballots in the 11948 presidential election. Truman polled of the total vote; Dewey, 49.2rJ; Wallace, In the 1944 presidential election, Column 7.) I Ohio went Republican, but by al- I most as close a vote as in 1948. Dewey polled of the Ohio vote; Roosevelt, In 1932, 1936, and 1940, Roosevelt carried the state into the Democratic camp. i Here's how the Ohio voters have divided in the last five presidential elections (four times Democratic; one time PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN OHIO 1932 1936 1940 1944 1948 Dem. 51.5% 52.2% 49.8% Democratic Rep. 48.5% 39.2% 47.8% 50.2% 49.2% plus 1.3 Progressive. As reported here Sunday, a Princeton Research Service poll showed Eisenhower1 leading in three other important industrial states, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey by margins of over 4% in each state, as the cam- paign swung into its most active phase. A new United States Poll report will appear in this newspaper on Saturday. i me iiidAiiiiuiii ulluv.i rally in Austin at p. m. before 1 The appeal came after Nixon, the candidate leaves the state. tile jnan wno zoomed to er flrst murder or volun political prominence in a short six j tary manslaughter is life impnson- years, said "not one cent of the ment. Tr i (suDDlemental expense fund the same time, he denied a These people had expected an address by GOP presidential nom- inee Dwight D. Eisenhower, whip- lashing the Democratic administra- tion for what he called "cheap money" policies. But the candidate delayed this I talk in order to hear Nixon's na- defense, which was in KZTMmn3 I effect a fight for his poHtical life, children be acquitted While thousands waited in the hall, for, Wis., July i watching and hearing _the televi- girl to their quarters at nearby Fuerstenfeldbruck airbase. The German girl, Elisabeth t Bartl, 26, unwed mother of two I children, testified that she did not j vict ln 1NUVemuBi. believe she was the cause of the Thgn thg voice suddenly came alone. Cheer for Taft Outside, the audience had i ringing cheer for A. Taft's appeal for a in November. just Sen. Legislation Asked On U. of Wisconsin Expansion Program MADISON an Legislative Council took action Tuesday to halt all expansion of the University of Wisconsin campus unless approv- ed by the legislature. In the presence of Pres. E. B. Fred of the university and A. Matt j after listening to Nixon's broad- Werner, Sheboygan, president of cast Tuesday night that he wants the Board of Regents, the council i to keep the California senator on voted unanimously to recommend j the ticket with him. to the 1953 legislature bills which He said Nixon had done a "cou- rageous" thing in meeting Demp- 1 cratic charges that the senator did to GOP National Chairman Ar- thur Summerfield in Cleveland. Summerfield had talked by phone to Nixon, vice presidential candidate, in Missoula, Mont., where he went on a campaign trip after defending on a national radio-television broadcast Tuesday night his financial operations since he became a senator. Arrives at p. m. Hagerty said Nixon would arrive in Wheeling about p. m., The meeting of the two GOP candidates was expected to take place after a night speech in Wheeling by Eisenhower. Eisenhower indicated strongly would prohibit: The University Building Corpora. j tion or other college building cor- porations from spending money for any purpose other than dormitor- shooting. Mrs. Wage ment to Air had made Force ifrom the loudspeaker. A hush fell jucm, LU v- ii. j 111 Llitii that she had heard that her hus-! expectant. band was "running around with j ..jjy fellow other and that she didn't j voice said, "I n 1CS, C 0 m in U II b, lieiunuuaca, am-I niiJiailiiJl Ul vjigm- and income producing prop-jja, vice chairman of the Republi- come before the you oer w, voce sac! c intend to kill him but only "to j tonight as a candidate for the vice care him" with the rifle. j presidency and as a man whose The sergeant was pictured by j honesty and integrity has been witnesses as an unfaithful husband, i questioned There was only the sound of the voice. There was no television screen carrying the image of the wrong in accepting payment from a privately-raised expense fund. ies, commons, fieldhouses, sta-1 Walter Hallanan of West Virgin- tion. i porters when he boarded the train The university from leasing j at Ironton that the favorable re- lands or properties without prior j sponse to Nixon's broadcast had consent of the legislature. been "terrific.1 Hog Sales Halted At So. St. Paul senator. Only the voice. The sea of faces stared toward SOUTH ST. PAUL, Mmn. The stockyards here announced rostrum Tuesday that starting today no hogs The Investment Commission! Kalian said he had telegraphed from making loans to building cor-j Nixon telling him, "The party is porations except for purchase of j proud to have you for its vice income producing property. Approval of such measures by the 1953 legislature would place any decision as to university ex- pansion in hands of the legislature and out of the hands of the school where such power has rested for presidential nominee." Eisenhower had asked Nixon to meet him in Wheeling after ap- plauding Tuesday night the "cour- age" of his vice presidential run- (Continued on Paae 19, Column 4.) will be received until the yards can be cleaned and disinfected. Ship- ments out of the yards were halt- ed Monday. Randi Ann Olson holds the huge broad-breasted torn turkey which was presented to the Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. John Sparkman after his speech in Worthington today. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) That is why I am here tonight. I want to tell you my side of the case The voice went on. On the speaker's stage. Sen. Taft leafed through a little black note- book. He shuffled some papers in his hands. He jotted down a few notes. Next to him, Sen. John W. Bricker sat with folded arms. Then Bricker looked around him as though trying to read what was in the sea of faces. There was hardly a movement. A tiny flag waved from side to side in slow motion in a big woman's hands. A man rubbed his chin. A head turned slowly to look around. But there was almost no sound, minute after minute. Spell Broken Down front, a small boy sleepily j i rubbed his eyes and looked up at j the woman beside him, probably j his mother. But she was so intent j on the voice that she paid no heed j to the boy. He went back to a serious study of his fingers. Across the stage from Taft, a gray-haired woman sat in an atti- tude o f frozen concentration. Around- her, every face was a study in serious thought or introspection. What were they thinking? No one but they could say. But no one in that hall could escape the electric emotions that held the audience for minutes. Then they laughed. Nixon told of receiving a gift of a dog. The spell was broken. They roared ap- proval of Nixon remaining on the ticket. They broke into a cheer j when Eisenhower strode to the I stage and said: "Tonight I saw an example of courage." It looked like Dick Nixon had won his fight to be the Republican vice presidential candidate. an" Wayne Hood of La Crosse, executive director of the Republican National Committee, is nearly hidden behind a table loaded with messages of approval of Sen. Richard Nixon's explanation of the fund contributed by wealthy California supporters to finance his political activities. Hood called a news conference this ing in his Washington office to discuss the public reaction to Nixon's speech. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) ;