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Des Moines, Iowa
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Sunday, November 2, 1952
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Over the uoffee Local News Section BY HARLAN MILLER . . At least one NY cafe is fed up with us Iowans ii other primitives . who don't order a cocktail at lunch. A note at the top of the mnnu mvpnlc In ola nint u Entered if second claee matter Oct, 19. 191, t the poet critic at Dm MoUm. Iowa, luuw tie Act of March 3, 1878. DES MOINES, IOWA, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1952 SECTION FOUR In Molnn Sunday Rrelater Now Hu More Than 625,000 circulation. if you don't order a cocktail, the table d'hote lunch costs you 25 J eents extra, egad! ' ; A : DM sportsman & his wife, the lucky stiffs, got Into an ex- elusive hunting & fishing club up i north, for a mere $35 initiation fee . . . They found the fishing extraordinary, & they enjoyed the club-house, until they tripped over the gimmick: $1.25 a pound lor every fish they caught! I know you're all breathlessly waiting for me to give you the last word on who 11 win the dec tion, so I went to a luncheon In New York where Doc George Gallup was scheduled to' give the distinguished members the last . word, the utter ultimate lowdown. the poller champ didn't know" Well, Gallup did the sport ing thing: He confessed he didn't Know who'd win; ike was a shade ahead, but the trend was toward Adlal; It was too close for pre' dictions ... Before he spoke-we were entertained by some Ty rolean dancers on stilts. They didn't knorv who'd win, either. I'm surprised that more Iowans who want to save money in NY don't make for the smorgasbord at Swedish restaurants like the Gripsholm. You can eat as much as you want from $0 to 80 tasty dishes; you help yourself s can fill your plate several times. (Skip breakfast lunch A live on one meal a day!) , : .-;-. vvueiiever x Bee an .lows newspaper that prints 'vert ' batim a political handout from either of the political parties' press agents, I merely assume , that the editor has gone fishing . . . Td bet money the editor could say 'the same ,.. J t 4 1 .1 Maybe you've heard how risky It Is for lovers to stroll into NY's Central Park for a little Innocent necking. The loutish hoodlums are ready to mugg & rob 'em, A It takes a. brave pair of lovers to venture ouueel mmmsm pane at night, unless Me of 'em la. a policewoman with a gar. "cops protect the lovers" I hear that groups of lovers have organized & penetrate the park's inner jungles In platoons of 6 to 10 couples for safety, some standing guard while others neck . , . Also, Mayor Impelliterl has assigned at least 65 cops to protect love & romance. Some of the lovers are grateful. . . My horseback, ? hair -trigger guess is that radio & TV are doing a deplorable flop of covering the United Nations. (Let's not drag the press Into this!) It's a fascinating but elusive assignment, & there simply aren't enough skillful reporters to spare, during an election campaign. Since my constituency here In Iowa Is so high-toned & cultured, I visited 2 art exhibits while In NY . . . One was the spectacular $3,000,000 "Fauves" show' at the Modern museum, with great names like Matisse, Vlamlnck, Cezanne, Seurat, Renoir, Derain, Braque & Dufy called "The Beasts" because their painting was deemed so wild.. "-not beastly, but beautiful' The same afternoon I saw the lovely, meticulous, conscientious paintings at John Sharp's one-man show. ... I know our DM art savants will sneer at me, but Sharp (you saw his pictures at DM's Art Center last year) captures more beauty In his delicate paintings than the rugged Fauve masters; 4 they cost less. Here's my last word on the election: I'm not going fishing that day; I don't know yet for sure which candidate deserves my vote; I'll hate myself inside the green curtains; A I think the Republic will not only survive either man with gusto, but even stride on toward Utopia! . . . The b.w. tells me I should have seen Cinerama, the stunning 3-dlmensionaI movies; you see lledy's nostrils quiver In depth. . . . Actually, who cares If the footballers fumble? It's one of the game's most exciting plays & best ground-gainers. ... I'm now letting the other bettor choose Ike or Adlal, even money, a $5 top; too close. G.O.P. VICTORY IS INDICATED IN IOWA TUESDAY Both Sides Watching Farm Vote. By C. C. Clifton. All surface indications are that Iowa is going Republi can Tuesday. The various polls, the sounding by political writers, and 'Iowa's normal tendencies point to a sub stantial presidential plurality for Dwight D. Eisenhower over Gov, Adlal E. Stevenson. Maln'Thing. . How big the plurality will be is the main thing in question. Re publicans shade their estimates because of some uncertainty about how farmers may vote in view of what they did in 1948. Democrats expand their estimates because of their hope they are holding the farmers. Gov. William S. Beardsley Is . expected to win over Herschel ' C. Loveless In one of the rarely successful bids for a third term as governor. - V Numerous Republicans are luke warm, and some are nosuie to wards Beardsley. But there has been no concerted defection from Beardsley. None of Iowa's eight present Republican congressmen is be' lieved to be- in danger. Only one of them bad primary opposition in June. He has no Democratic opponent Tuesday. Democrats contend they may elect two or three congressmen, Thev don't specify any district when they predict In state offices below governor, will eo the way the presidential contest toes. It takes a whale ofi a Democratic landslide to carry the state house, which has been Republican since 1938. The 195S Iowa legislature will have a Republican majority in both houses without necessity of waiting for the election returns. There are no Democratic candidates for 11 seats In the senate, where there are 17 holdover Republicans, and a majority is K. There are no Democratic candidates for, 32 seats In the house, where a majority is 55. t National Tide.. Iowa only goes Democratic on president when there is a Democratic tide running nationally. It STORES DELAY . OPENING. Des Moines stores will delay opening until 10 a. m. Tuesday elJfction day to allow employees extra time in which to get to the polls. The .Retail Merchants bureau, announcing the special Tuesday schedule, said the half-hour delay from the normal 9:30 a. m. opening was expected to be general. went with the Roosevelt tide in 1932 and 1936. It held out against it in 1940 and 1944. It narrowly went for Pres- Ident Truman in 1948, when Mr. Truman won with the most peculiar combination of state elerToral votes . since Woodrow Wilson won In 1916. The farm vote in Iowa went against Gov. Thomas E. Dewey four years ago, to the great surprise of Republicans who didn't see the defection coming. Since then, Iowa has gone through the 1950 senatorial election in which Senator Bourke B. Hickenlcoper (Rep., Cedar Rapids) won re-election by 87,000 plurality. All the force of the Truman administration was behind Albert J. Loveland, Hickenlooper's Democratic opponent who re- POLITICS Continued on Page Three. f Election Facts. poixs nrr.ft rrom t .. m. to s p. m. Tueoday In De Mnlm and 24 olfur cltlf In wWth rsutrtion u rt-qmrtd; from S a. m- to 8 p. m. Id all other pracincu In Iowa. TO B EI.r.rTEI-PrMnt nni lw-prmdent of lh United Statu: tlhl Iowa conrrMBmen: Ifovirnor and atata of-firtnta: 30 ilate aenatnra; 108 aUte rep-rtjematlvea. county and townanlp officer,. TOTAI, PBErlVCTS Tn Iowa. 2 481: In Foik county, 107; In Dca Molnea. 67. 194S VOTE Tn Iowa. Polk county, 81.379: u 62.60S. I.03121U: In xa . MoiM. record vorr cat in iao. m Iowa 1.215.SH9; In Polk count Oca Molnea, 73,5)6. BALLOTS A tat-ld rote la b nK taken on two constitutional amendmenta ettendmr tna line of aureai-lon to tht aovernor?hlp in toa event of multlpia vacancies mlw-ellaneoue prop.'iU. Uona are be lot voted upon by locaJUea. After 10,000 ; ' ' sv h 'M i M'i'A x I : ill N Ji'lf U ; I v V". ' ' i f ' v ; , I i , The Rev. Fred L. Hanscom, pastor at the little Brown Church In the Vale, at Nashua, has a newly married couple pull the bell rope following their wedding. This couple, Donna Jans, 18, of Dysart, and Dale Sutton, 20, of Mount Auburn, were married last Wednesday. Staff Photo by Bob' Long. FH.'AL IOWA POLL Adlai Slips, Loveless Gains; Ike, Beardsley Still Lead Dwight D. Eisenhower and Gov. William S. Beardsley, Republicans, continue to lead in the final pre-election survey of the Iowa Foil. This survey reveals two trends running in opposite directions. In the presidential race, Eisenhower has gained Emm POUX a 1 lghtly since ,thc last survey, and the Democratic c a n d 1- date, Adlai E. Stevenson, has lost. However, In the governorship race Beardsley has made no gain, and his Democratic opponent, Herschel S. Loveless, has gained 4 percentage points. Eisenhower's share of the actual vote probably will be less than the percentage indicated in today's survey. The reason is that some of those interviewed who intend to vote for Eisenhower also say they .consider the Democratic party as best for their interest. This apparent inner ' conflict is not found among the Stevenson supporters. If self-interest overrides personal loyalty on election day, this could cause Eisenhower's majority to go down. , In past campaigns, the usual trend has been for the Republican candidates to lose some support Just prior to the election. This was the case with Eisenhower' up to mid-October. The tabulations which follow show that during -the last week the reverse has been true. When all Iowans, non-voters as well as voters, were questioned about their preferences the following resulted: ALL IOWANS. Today Oct. 14 Elsenhower ..55 52 Stevenson SO 82 Undecided IS 1 Although the turnout of voters is expected to be heavy, all of those questioned will not vote Tuesday. It is impossible to determine for sure who will go to the polls and vote. However the preferences of those both qualified and "definitely planning" to vote are: , , MOST LIKELY TO VOTE. Today Ort. 14 Elsenhower ....... .60 58 Stevenson ....SO SI Undecided 10 11 One of the significant. things in this group is that the women are stronger for Eisenhower than the men. , The uncertain factor In every election is those who are undecided up to the last moment. Among those likely to vote, it is still 10 scr cent. In this group, a few more say. they ar leaning toward j Weddings He . of -r h ii their Democratic opponents Stevenson than toward Eisenhower. Members of the group who are still undecided are more Democratic than Republican, and if they vote would help the Democratic candidate. Ike Leads Party. It has been widely recognized that Eisenhower's popularity is greater than that of his party. In Iowa, there are indications that GALLUP POLL. The final Gallup Poll surveying nationwide sentiment on the presidential election will appear In The Register Monday morning. even among Eisenhower's supporters many voters consider that the Democratic party has their Interests most at heart. To probe this factor, the Iowa Poll asked the following question: "Wrtte political party the Republican or Democraticdo you think is the best party for people in your (your husband's line of work 1" Total City Town Farm Republican 88 87 86 39 Democratic 83 82 81 36 No difference 22 24 24 17 No opinion 7 7 9 8 When those who are supporting Eisenhower are put in a group by themselves, their answers to this question show why some of Eisenhower's support can be considered soft. A group of 4 per cent among the Elsenhower people- think the Democratic party has their interests most at heart. Farm Vote. Also, 15 per cent of the voters supporting Eisenhower say It makes no difference or are not sure which party is best. These IOWA POLL Continued on Page Six. Woman, 103,Casts Absentee ballot MCGREGOR, IA. Mrs. Mary Moody, who is 103 years and seven months old, will miss going to the polls Tuesday for the first time since women have hsd the vote, but she has voted by absentee ballot. Her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Riley Moody, with whom she lives, three miles southwest of here, said she needed no help In marking her ballot. Mrs. Moody has lived in this area since she was 14. Will Retire CAREER ENDS AT CHURCH IN VALE By Lulu Mae Coe. (Reliefer Staff Writer.) NASHUA, IA. These days the pastor lingers a little longer after he comes down the steps of the small, prim church. He hears the muted symphony of crisp leaves fluttering against the square bell tower. He watches the crumpled sunbeams through the evergreens wreathing the church. He studies the shining words painted on a rising: "Let Me Live By the Side of the Road and Be a Friend to Man." Across the highway he sees the sign: "Pavement Ends," and, beyond, the white country road, running casually through 'the beautiful Cedar valley, Joining other roads, never really ending. For In the somber charm of Iowa's mid-autumn, the Rev. Fred L. Hanscom is coming to the end of a rich, happy ministry of 61 years. He Is bringing it to a confl dent close in the Little Brown Church In the Vale, organized and established by work and sacrifice in early Iowa, main tained by devotion through some form of service for years, and destined to live on in the future. But as would any minister who has served the famous little Iowa church, two miles east of here, the Rev. Mr. Hanscom, now 82, sees silhouetted In memory the thousands of brides who have come out of that church, smiling and tearful, clinging to the hand of a new husband. To the Rev. Mr. Hanscom, whose presence for 1214 years has given dignity, charm and grace to the wedding church, the ceremonies represent hom-.j all over the land and to him that is good. He has officiated at nearly 10,000 weddings during his ministry at the Little Brown church. A Quiet Day. Last Wednesday retlly was a quiet day. At 2 p. tn., he married Donna Jans, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jans of Dysart, and Dale Sutton, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sutton of Mount Auburn. Their attendants were t mnr Mrs. Sutton said they chose to come there because they had "liked" the church when driving by. At 4 p. m., the bride was 64, the bridegroom, 67. Their attendants had been married for 40 years. The wedding party had come from Ror.kford, 111., because 13 years ago the matron of honor had admired the church during a CHURCH Continued on Page Bix. i HUNTNARROVS!Dc"wy FORPRESIDENfit OF IOWA STATE James Hilton Getting Most Consideration. By J. S. Russell. . (Tlx Rciutcr'i Firm Kiiltor.) AMES, U. The wheels already have been set in motion to select a president of Iowa State college to succeed Dr. Charles E. Friley when he retires July 1, 1953. rrelimlnary results of a survey of possible names for consideration made by a faculty committee were made known here Saturday. 200 Names Listed. In a list of 200 names submitted by faculty members, two college deans and several graduates of Iowa State college are mentioned. The two deans are Dean Floyd Andre of the' division of agriculture anu Dean Harold V, Gaskill of the division of science. Among the graduates mentioned prominently were lenn Jumes II. Hilton, of the division of agriculture of North Carolina Stato college at Raleigh, and Allan B. Kline, president of the American Farm Bureau federation. Dean Andre said he had no in terest in the Job. "I am very happy in my pres ent job and am not interested in becoming president of Iowa State college or any ovner educational inauiuuon at, mis lime, ne saia. " Was County Agent. ( Hilton, following hit graduation at Iowa State college, served as I a county ngeni. in lireeno county, Iowa, and was on the staff of I Purdue university before going to North Carolina State. Ho is only one of several prom inent educators said to be under consideration for president of Iowa State, but he reportedly Is receiving the most consideration at this time by the Iowa state board of education. Board In Chicago. He is said to be slated for con ferences within the next day or so with members or the lowai board of education in Chicago, 111. One reason for early conferences, with Hilton is the fact that he is reportedly under consideration also for the position as chancel lor of North Carolina State col lege. Kline has been mentioned a number of times as a possibility for the presidency of Iowa State, and also has been mentioned In recent months for the position of secretary of agriculture in event of a Republican victory in the election Tuesday. Now In Chicago. Kline's home farm Is near Vinton, la., and he also lived in Des Moines for four years while he was president of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation. He is cur rently living in Chicago, 111., and his term as head of the national farm bureau doos not run out un til Jan. 1, 1054. Among other educators throughout the nation who have been mentioned for the I. H. C. presidency are Dr. Kandnil L. Klemme, vice-president of Oklahoma A. and M. college at Stillwater. He took graduate work at Iowa State college, and Is a graduate of Orlnnell college. He Is a native of Iowa, having lived at Belmond, and recently servpd as administrator of the Point 4 program In Pakistan. Dr. R. L. Renne, , president of Montana State college, also has been mentioned. He Is now head of the special technical and economic mission to the Philippines in connection with the mutual security agency program. Several midwest college deans of agriculture also have been mentioned, among them Dean W. T Lambert of Nebraska, Frank Welch of Kentucky and R. F. Froker of Wisconsin. ., r si -a SXLVt. H1LIO.V, I 1 By 3. L. Smith. , A new study of Iowa Juvenile delinquency Saturday held there is no evidence to prove Uiat youngsters from 'poor" homes commit more of-f e n s e s than those from average or wealthy families. ' In the past i few years," ob- w servod Dr. Wal- - tor A. Lundon, i professor of so-' ciology at Iowa j s State college, S Ames, ''a lareer 6a proportion of . ixndkn. boys causing trouble In local communities are no longer tnc children of poor parents." Dr. Lunden, surveying Iowa ju venile court cases of the past '13 years, reported these iinuings also: 1. Delinquency did not Increase during the "hard times of the great depression" and, on the contrary, decreased In some areas. Z. Under Influences of war, delinquency mounted sharply in the period 1911-45. 8. All evidenre, In low a and the nation, reveals delinquency has been- and still is higher in urban than rural areas and that when rural Juveniles become involved in delinquency their acts almost always occurred in or near a larger community or city. The survey, sponsored by the Industrial Science Research Institute of Iowa State college,! gave these statistics: In the 1940-50 period, Iowa courtB hancUed le.on cases of juvenile delinquency an average of 1,455 yearly with a peak 2,010 cases tn 1945. - Metropolitan Areas. " Of the 16,014 delinquents, .0,377 or 40 per cent were from Iowa's four metropolitan areas (Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Sioux City and Davenport) which have 18.8 per cent of the state's popu lation. Over the 1025-80 span, Iowa delinquency rraiiltcd In the sending of 8,496 Juveniles (6,418 boys and 2,078 girls) to the stute's two training DELINQUENTS Continued on Page Four. WARNING SHOTS HALT SUSPECT Four shots fired over his head finally stopped a man Saturday after a 4-bIock foot race from a Thrlftway super market here with police hot on his heels. The man who Identified him self as Clyde Tate, Jr., 25, of 919 School st. -was Jailed for invcstl' gallon. Accused of Theft. Detectives said Tate first was caught In the Thrlftway store, Sixth and University avenues, by employees who said he stole 11 cartons of cigarettes. Police were culled, but before they arrived Tate broke away from his captors and fled out the store and down an alley, chased by one of the employees. About that time, Patrolmen Dick J. Clemens and George E. Hcalv arrived at the scene. Clemens said they saw Tate In the vicinity of 1142 Seventh st., iumned out of their squad car and gave chase. Kan Faster. "He ran west between some buildings and I yelled at him to stop," Clemens said. ,He kept on going, so I fired a shot into the air. But that made him go all the faster." Clemens said he and his partner continued the chase, over a fence, across Eighth street, and between houses In the srea. "I ordered him to stop several times more and fired two more shots In the air," Clemens said, "but each time he ran faster." Finally Stopped. Finally, the officer said, the gap between themselves and the flee ing man lessened and he fired a fourth shot. The man rinsny stopped in front of 1425 Ninth st. and surrendered. Omens said Tate dropped a pair of new shoes he was carrying at one point In the chase. He was taken hack to the store where he was Identified hy officials and then taken to city Jail. Records showed that in 1949 Tale was sentenced to 30 days after he pleaded guilty of larceny from a building in the daytime. SPORTSUS CALLED ON TO CHECK DANGER Grass Fires Here Drop Sharply. Brittle-dry Iowa continued to worry Saturday over the great drought that has brought danger of fire to every farm and home in tho state. There has Jecn practically no rain for two months. The avoraga October rainfall for the state was .01 of an inch, and only .03 foil in Des Mohcs. The weather bureau said October was the driest month ever recorded in Desj Moines history. The bureau said there are "no definite Indications for rain except the chance of some very light showers on Tuesday," mostly In eastern Iowa. The 30-day outlook, however, calls for normal rainfall for the month of November. . These were the week-end de velopments in the Increasing! critical drought situation: 1. Reluctant to postpone the pheasant season which opens Nov. 11, the state conservation commission directed gams wardens to organize large voluntary fire-fighting units over the state. 2. Motorists particularly were urged not to throw ' still-lighted cigarettes out of car windows while out on the ' highway, . S. Des Moines residents apparently were heeding official warnings not to start fires. The number of grass firs oalla dropped sharply, y (, , Figures Im'icale that less rain of has fallen In Iowa in the last two months tliun in the same length of time in the droughts of 183 and 1936. Crops Safe. Providentially, , the drought 08 1DS2 has come after the crops were safe. The dry weeks of 1934 and 1936 came during the grow Ing season and caused tremens dous losses of near-disaster proa portions to thousands of farm ers. After a day-long discussion of fire dungors in the fields an4 woods, the conservation commla ston decided to send all Its offU cers a letter which said In parti "II u n t e r and organized sportsmen numbering 350,000 can be co-ordinated Into a strung and effective fire sup presslon organization. "Campers and hunters are re sponsible for only 13 per cent of the wild fires In Iowa, the re malnlng 88 per cent being caused, by debris burning, careless smok ers and other causes. "We feel certain that organ WEATHER Continued on Page Two, C. E. LOUNSBURY, EDITOR, IS DEAD Charles Edwin Lounsbury, 84, editor of The Register and Tribune Syndicate, died early today at Mary Greeley hospital at Ames. Lounsbury, ill since September with cirrhosis of the liver, was) admitted to the hospital for treat ment Oct. 22. Born In Denver, Born Apr. 5, 1898, at Denver, Colo., he attended public schools in Denver, and Colorado college at Colorado Springs, Colo. He wasj the son of Mr. and Mrs, George Fenner Lounsbury, The elder Lounsbury Is editor emeritus of the Milwaukee (Wis.) Sentinel. Charles Lounsbury was marrlecj to Florence Carlson Apr. 7, 1924, His wife died last Apr. 16. He- was a reporter lor tne uenver News-Times for two years until B21 and the Denver Post fronj 1921 to 1926 when he Joined the Scripps-Howard Newspapers. Mason, Elk. He was editor of ths Denver Rocky Mountain News from 1931 until 1936 when he Joined The Register and Tribune Syndicate! which prepares and distributes news features and comic strips to newspapers throughout tlid country. He was a member of the Mae sonic lodge and of the Elks club, Survivors Include two daugh. ters, Mrs. Thomas Morgawi of Denver. Colo., and Mrs. Richard Bliss of Ames; his father, and on granddaughter.

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