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TEltlPERATURE Wednesday: high, 96; low, 66. Last night's low; 70. Rainfall: .02 inch. Airport noon temperature: 84. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUAP.E DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER SOUTHERN lUUNOlS: P ^mX' cloudy and cool«r tonight virttn : showers eorly tonight. Fridcfy fair and cooler. Low tontd ^t 62 to 68, high Fridoy 80 to 85. ^ VOLUME XXXII —NO. 277 NO WASHINGTON MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS — THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1952 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER TRUMAN IKE'S PLANE CIRCLES HOUR IN STORM Landing at KansasCity for Conference Wifh Midwest GOP Leaders Delayed by Wind, Rain. RAPS EXTREMES IN BOISE SPf ECH Soys Truman Too Far to Left and Government ''Does Everything But Wash the Dishes." By Associated Prett KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower says the paths to the extreme left,and the far right both lead to tyranny — and that the Truman administration has been traveling left. The Republican presidential nominee set fortli those views in a speech Wednesday night in Boise, Idalio, and then flew here for a conference today with GOP leaders from seven midwestern states. Eisenhower's plane circled an hour and 20 minutes before landing at Fairfax airport early today waiting for rain anr" gus.s of wind sweeping the runwaj's to moderate. A crowd of approximately 200 i,-eeted him at the airport and another group cheerec him as he e tered his hotel for a few hours sleep before the conference. 2D,000 Hear Specob- v"* At Doi .se, PJisenhower told police-estimated crowd of about 20,000 persons: "We have had for a long time a government power that applies the philosophy of the left to government," And he said centralization of power in Washington has become so great that the government "does e\erything but come in and wash the dishes for the housewives." The genera! spoke from the steps of Idaho's capitol in making what his associates ha", billed in advance as his first frankly political .speech since winning the GOP nomination. He got a rousing ovation at the outset and was interrupted by arnlause several times. Urges Middle Road "The great problem of America today " he said, "is to take that straight road down the middle, the path of progress that will never allow t>ranny to become the feature of the American government." The general promised that as president he would devote all his efforts to providing a government "that does not grow complacent, that does not gi-ow way from the people and become indifferent to them, that does not become arrogant in the exorcise of its power, but strives to he he partner and servant of the people and not their master." 'Vhen one party lias been too long in power, Eisenhower said, it becomes so sure of itself it does not ha\c to uproot the first sign of dishonest'- in government. Instead, he added, it "eoes along and thinks never mind, that it will be all right." The g M 'al called for devotion i'^ of the nation's energies to peace, and "not to (he sterile, negative, stupid hiisincsR of war or preparation for wai." Leaves Out Portio In his prepared text, the GOP nominee said the present administration is one which "with new faces and names is seeking to perpetuate itself" through election of his Democratic opponent for the presidency. Gov, Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, H But in (he address he made there was no mention of that. He did not. in (he first place, refer to Stevenson by name. In calling for a middle course, he said it must* be assumed that all Amei-icans accept such social gains as old age security, insurance against unemployment, decent housing and better education facilities. "Let's call tho.se things just a solid floor that keeps all of us ,. from falling into the pit of dis- ^ aster," he said. "Silly to Be Scared" , In advance of his speech the general (old a news conference, "we dwell in an atmosphere of hysteria and fear," but that in the light of American resources and ingenuit.w "it is silly for us to be scared." The Eisenhower conference here today is with about 140 GOP leaders, from the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Neg(i braska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas. Eisenhower plans to fly back to.Denver late today. THIRTY YANKS DROWN IN SOUTH KOREA RIVER Men Swept Away When Wall of Water Roars Down Wide Stream Only 12 Inches Deep at Point They Start to Wade Across. Water Rises Like In Teacup at Faucet. By Asiociated Prass , WITH THE U. S. 45TH DIVISION, Korea — Shaken survivors of an American Infantry platoon today bemoaned their decision to ford a South Korean river which boiled up unexpectedly and swept 30 buddies to probable death. "It seems foolish now, but we were all for it," said one of the 11 survivors. Pvt. Daniel 0. Sholes Brooklyn, N. Y. Forty-one members of the 45th Division platoon, tired from a day of training last Monday, reached the 12-inch deep, 75-yard wide stream two miles from the nearest bridge, Sholes related. He said the platoon's lieuten- nant—one of the victims — asked "does anybody want to try crossing here?" Then men favored it, Sholes said, so "carrying our full packs and equipment, we walked out into the river." Sholes and other survivors said the sudden, frightening wall of water forced the platoon to a shrinking sandbar and that the men finally plunged fully clothed into the torrent seeking safety. Caused By Typhoon Thirty men were engulfed by the racing water but only 1'2 bodies so far have been recovered, one 68 miles downstream. Heavy rain from a typhoon caused the disastrous flash flood. Eye witnesses said the lieutenant urged the men "to save your equipment and weapons as long as possible." So one man went into th torrent carrying two walkie talkies. Almost miraculously he was^ swept ashore, minus the equipment. Another man almost drowned when the rifle on his back pulled him under. Just before the men leaped from the sandbar, Sgt. Monte Daily, 20, Sargent, Neb. — a survivor — yelled for them to get rid of their weapons. But for many the warning came too late. When the water began rising, Sholes said, "we made for the nearest sandbar, 20 yards away. We all reached it. Some one decided we would make a rope out of all our ponchos and the swimmers would tow the ponchos and the men who couldn't swim. It took four minutes to string the ponchos together. The water came up fast-like water in a teacup rises when you put it under a faucet. Quick like that. It came over the sandbar and over our •boots and up our legs and to our knees and to our hips. That river was really running. "We were on the sandbar for five minutes. The lieutenant told us to hang on to our equipment if we could, but all I had was my rifle and I stepped off the sandbar holding onto the rope of ponchos. The idea was to make shore 40 yards away. "I found myself somersaulting along underwater, trying to shake loose the damned rifle. When I got rid of the rifle, I came to the surface fighting to stay up with my boots pulling me under. "It was every man for himself. I'll never forget those screams as long as I live. I heard one man- it was awful the u-ay he shouted it —cry 'help me. I can't swim'. It was like a voice from the grave — I knew he had no chance. "I'm a pretty good swimmer. About 300 yards downstream from the sandbar, the flood washed me up against the bank." ADLAI SAYS IKE "ME-TOO" CANDIDATE Notes Eisenhower Middle- of Road Stand ond Soys He (Adlai) Also Is a Moderate. PEORIA STORM CAUSES DAMAGE By Associated Press PEORIA, 111.—Lightning, wind and rain caused thousands of dol- ars' worth of damage in the Peoria area Wednesdav night. Telephone lines were knocked down, numerous li''itning-induced fires wei'e reported, and one man was knocked unconscious by a lightning bolt. Lightning hit the dairy barn on the Ora Neill farm north of Chillicothe and destroyed some 5,000 bales of hay, Neill estimated damage at $20,000, He was able to move his herd of dairy cattle from the barn safely. An East Peoria gas station attendant, James Smith, was pump- ng gasoline when lightning knocked him unconscious. Chillicothe, where the storm was most severe, reported 2.3."^ inches in a three-hour period Wednesday night. BOY HURT BY GUN IS BETTER The condition of Norman Wischer, 14-year-old Mr. Vernon boy who was shot in the chest in an accident Tuesday, was reported as slightly improved today at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Norman was wounded while he and his two brothers were target shooting with a .22 rifle at their home two miles northwest of Mt. Vernon on the Richview road. The gun jammed and it discharged accidentally while Frank Wischer, 19, was trying to dislodge the shell. By Assoeiattd Press MINOCQUA, Wis. —Gov. Adlai Stevenson said today that GOP Presidential Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower appeared to be a "me- too" candidate who approves most of the Democratic legislation of the past 20 years. Stevenson told reporters that he saw in Eisenhower's Boise, Idaho, speech of Wednesday night general approval of most of the Democratic legislative program since 1932. The governor made these comments to reporters at the woodland retreat where he is resting and working on drafts of campaign speeches. Referring to Eisenhower's statement that he was a middle-of-the- road candidate, Stevenson said: "I have al.ways thought that I have been something of a moderate." Stevenson brought to the news conference a ,newspaper clipping of the Eisenhower speech, and then he read a statement he had written hastily as his reply. He said: "I am glad that the General disapproves of unnecessary expansion of services directly performed by the federal government. I have been preaching and writing about that for a long time. * * * "His attacks on health insurance and the so-called Brannan plan are interesting but obsolete. Neither is in the Democratic platform or recommended by the Democrat ic candidates. "But I am personally very much concerned with ways and means of meeting the appalling cost to the average family of seriousor catastrophic illness. "I am sorry the general evidently disapproves of the conservation of our great natural resources and the public power development that has meant so much to the west. If he does not disapprove,"then I don't know what his words about the West mean. "I like the middle of the road between the extremes, too. Most everyone does." Preparing Speeches Stevenson has mixed work and play since his arrival here for a brief vacation. He has blocked out the rough drafts of speeches he will deliver on his Western campaign lour, which may open Sept. 5 in Denver, Colo. He also has done a little fishing, boating and just plain loafing. Wednesday. the Democratic presidential nominee told reporters he feels "very comfortable" about his chances for beating Eisenhower. But he said the greatest obstacle in his path is the Republican argument that it's "time for a change" in administration. Steven.son and bis lieutenants have clearly indicated that in combatting this argument they will hammer on the counter-argument that Stevenson's election would be a change in faces and in approach to policies. Would Be Ruthless He said he wou deal with cor- cuption "ruthlessly" if elected. "I always have and I always will," he added. And he went on to say that the best way to deal with what he has called "a mess in Washington" \ ould be to name qualified and incorruptible men to government jobs—thus eliminating the wrongdoing before and not after it happens. Asked if it would be a desirable thing to have Eisenhower directing America's foreign policy, Stevenson replied: "I don't know that I shall address myself to his undesirability for anything. I don't think I will." Stevenson reiterated" he thinks foreign policy the greatest problem facing the nation. "The destiny of the United States and the free world are at stake," he said, "and it's a problem that will confront us for yeafs to come," Wrote About "WashlHR-ton Mess" He was asked to e.vpand on what he had meant last week when he wrote a letter to Editor Tom Humphrey of the Portland (Oregon) Journal in which he referred to a "mess in Washington." Stevenson said he was only repeating a phra.-.c that Humphrey had used in a letter to him when GOAT CARAVAN HEADED TOWARD MT.V. SAYS PARTY RUNS ON HIS, FDR'S RECORD President Brushes Off Tolk on Stevenson's Remdrk on Dealing With "M«is in Washington." TRUMAN SAYS HE IS CAMPAIGN KEY Denies Adiai's Remarks Give Him Feeling of Being Target. Will Answer Ike From Stump. Taking a rest alongside T7.S. Highway 460, at Mill's Curve south of Mfc. Vernon, at noon today was this "goat caravan." The elderly man and boy with the unusual mode of transportation said they planned to delay their entrance into the city, maybe until tomorrow. It seemed the goats were tired. They are headed from Savannah, Ga. to Chicago and have been on the road- for several weeks. It will be the second visit of tliis caravan to Mt. Vernon in recent years. (Leitzell Photo) BAR WILDCAT WALKOUTS AT ATOM PLANT Union, Management- Sign Podueah Pact; Fire or Discipline Violators. By Associated Prass PADUCAH, Ky. — Union and management have reached agreement on a plan aimed at the blocking any further unauthorized walkouts at the billion-dollar Paducah atomic energy plant. The declaration, drawn up by President Truman's Atomic Energy Labor Relations panel, provides penalties for workers taking part in wildcat walkouts and failing to return to work when ordered by the company and union. The agreement was signed Wednesday four hours after AFL carpenters withdrew their picket line at the struck project. Work Is Resumed A full-scale return to work today put a normal working foi'ce on the project for which F. H. McGi-aw and Company is prime contractor. About a third of the 22,000-member force' had gone through the picket line Wednesday. The series of walkouts started more than a week ago, reportedly resulting from strife within the union local. The agreement provides: The company will contact the union involved when a stoppage occurs to learn if it was authorized. If not, the union will notify its members to return. Failure to do Corporal Campbell Home from Korea Homer Campbell Corporal Homer R. Campbell, wlio has been serving in Korea and Japan for the past 14 months, arrived home early this morning for a 30-day furlough. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Campbell of 1701 south 14th street. Cpl. Campbell has been serving as a radioman with the 24th Infantry Division. Upon completion of his furlough he will report to Fort Sheridan, so makes the member liable for | HI-, foi" discharge from the service, discipline provided by the union 's 4 AMERICAN SAILORS KILLED BY RED GUNS By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Navy reported today that the destroy, ev-minesweeper Thompson was hit by Comrrrunist shore guns off the East Coast of Korea Wednesday. Four men were killed and ten. seriously wound- RIGHT TO VOTE MAY BE LOST BY CO.JESIDENTS Jefferson Countians Who Move Must Report Change of Address. constitution and by-laws. The company also will be required to inform workers the stoppage is unauthoi-ized and request them to return. Any employe who remains out will be fired or disciplined. Internal Union Strife Union officials blamed the walkout on internal union strife but declined to elaborate. McGraw officials said no grievances had been presented to them. (Continued oo puct }wo» LIVING COSTS HIT NEW PEAK By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The cost of living as measured by the government reached a new record today, 151 'inging a three cent hourly pay hil<e to more than one million auto workers. The newest consumers price in- rirx, reflecting the cost of food, tiothing and shelter and other consumer items as of July 15, moved lo 190.8 per cent of the 1935-1939 average. II was 1.2 points higher than the June index and 5 per cent higher than the level of January 1951, when price and wage controls took effect. The increase continued a steady, five months' climb in the cost of , Jiving for moderate income city of Margaret Truman as they ,ainilies. pleased today as the Presideni s ; -pi^g Bureau of Labor Statistics daughter arrived on her European ; of tj^e Labor Department, tour. Miss Truman's three-man j pyliiighes a cost of living index American bodyguard remained di.s-1 pg^ii month. creetly in the background. I BLS said "a sharp rise" in food Margaret smilingly faced news-1 pijces was primarily responsible reel and newspaper photographers | lor the higher overall living costs. U. N. BOMBERS HIT PYONGYANG INSTALLATIONS c Bomb Bases, Industries at Opposite Ends of City; Civilians Warned. MISS TRUMAN NOW VISITING IN HELSINKI By Associated Press HELSINKI, Finland. — Phol og- raphers snapped_a.s many picture.s By Associated Press SEOUL, Korea — U. N. B-29 Su- perforts, B-26s and fighterbombers left Communist factories, stockpiles and troop installations in flames today in two massive raids over Northwest Korea. Thirty-eigJit Okinawa-based B29s hurled 350 tons of bombs on Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, Wednesday night and early today after civilians had been warned to get out. The Air Force said the big bombers rubbled 400 acres of troop, supply and industrial areas and left huge fires burning at opposite ends of the city in the four-hour Sitrike. All 38 planes returned safely despite Red anti-aircraft fire and fighter opposition. Moi-e than 100 B26s and fighter- bambei-s followed with a daylight bombing of a giant cement plant at Osu, about 50 miles south of Pyongyang. Returning pilots estimated they destroyed 63 buildings and damaged 29 others. TliSrd Big Bombing The Osu-raid was the third big Allied bombing of Communist targets in two days. The Air Force said 59 buildings were destroyed Wednesday in a 200-plane Navy and Air Force smash at the Red buildup area near Namyang, 25 miles northwest of Pyongyang. U. S. Marine planes blasted .33 troop concentrations and buildings on the battlefront Wednesday. • Ground action was extremely light. ^/proximauly 4,500 "'leffeiWWstrike was •^}jis}xat!^}"<L' By Assoeiattd Praii WASHINGTON. — President Truman said today he knows nothing about any mess in his adnainis- tration. Truman brushed off with thpse words requests for comment at his news conference on Gov. Adlai Stevenson's assertiori that his record as governor indicated how he would deal with "the mess in Washington." Stevenson, the-Democratic presidential nominee, used that expression first in a letter to an Oregon editor. Wednesday, he told reporters at Minocqua, Wis., that the best way to deal with the Washington situation would be to name qualified and incorruptible men to government jobs. Truman vvas asked also for comment on a ajfcatement by Democratic Vic^. Presidential Noniinfe'^ John : Spar ?*jnan. thaf the 'steel county adults may Jose their TigHlt to' vote this November unless they j'eport changes of address at the office of the county clerk. This was I 'evealed last night when County Clerk Roy H. Holt spoke at a meeting of the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce. Holt, in explaining the permanent registration act to the Jaycees, said that there ai-e 22,500 registered voters in Jefferson county. That figure, he said, represents about 90 per cent of the registered voters residing in the county. Of the 22,500 voters registered approximately 20 per cent have moved and need to register their change of address to be eligible to vote. This may be done by stopping at the county clerk's office or telephoning the change of address at the clerk's office, phone number 806. Holt pointed out that the last day for registration is October 6 and the last day for reporting a change of address is October 1. The county clerk also reported that over 200 absentee ballots have been received in his office from servicemen, under a new simplified procedure by wliich servicemen may cast their Sallots. Relatives of servicemen may sign their registration blank and have the ballot sent directly to any man in service. Jaycee Earl Krueger, program chairman of the meeting, introduced Bob Marusha as a guest and the Rev. Robert E. Foelber as a new member. BASEBALL BASEBALL By Associated Press BOSTON — Tlte Boston Red ,Sox crimppil the pennant-minded Cleveland Indian .s Thursday, pinning a 4-1 defeat on the visiting tram behind Sid Hudson's seven- hit pi telling. Geologists Slate Brehm For National Secretary Clarence E. Brchm, Mt. Veinoii tinued his course in architecture who climbed aboard the motor ship, Allotar on the heels of John Cabot, U. S. minister to Finland; and Mrs. Cabot. Miss Trunaan arrived here from Miscelleaneous goods and ser\ices including higher automobile insurance rates and medical care advanced three-tenths of one per cent, rents were up two-tenths of a visit to Sweden, during which one per cent, and food advanced Stockholm newspaper complained one and one half per cent between her bodyguard mistreated Swedish j June 15 and July 15. citizens and barred photographers from taking pictures of her. The U. S, State Department in Washington, however, has denied any roughhouse tactics on the pari of the three U. S. Secret Service men. After the official greeting, a little Finnish girl clad in the country's national costume presented flowers to Miss Truman on behalf of the Finnish-American society. A large crowd near the pier cheered as the President's daughter left the ship to drive to the U. S. legation, where she will stay during her visit to Helsinki. ANNA PATIENTS ATTEND FAIR By Associated Press A.N'NA, 111.—Nearly 700 of the' 2.,500 patients of the Anna State Hospital have had their big day at the fair. Some said the Tuesday outing at the Anna fair was their first fair. Others said it was their first since childhood. They were permitted money to spend for souvenirs of the occasion. oil man, has been nominated ^or ^ a.ul reccivecU R^. degree^l^^ S. Coast and In May, 1934 he u.i j.m... uco ....... 1933-34 the office of secretary-ti'easurer of ^^^^^^^ for the U The American Association of ^^^.^Jue ^.le Survey. 1 Petroleum Geologists on the organization's official slate. Morgan J. Davis, president, announced from the headquarters office in Tulsa, Okia. that results of the election will be revealed following the counting of ballots early in February, 1953. The officers-elect will take office immediately after the 3Sth annual meeting of the Association, which will be held in Houston, Texas during March, 1953. Brehm has served as consulting geologist, geophysicist and independent oil producer here during the past 12 .>ears. He was born in Leon, Kansas. During 1928-1930 he studied architecture at Kansas State College, Manhattan, and in 1930 he also studied languages at Wichita Uni- versiti', Wichita, Kansas. Returning to Kansas State College later the saime yea,j4 he con­ joined the Geophysical Research Corporation, Tulsa, Okla., and vvas transferred to the Amerada Petroleum Corporation in January, 1935. During 1935-37, while working for Amerada, he studied geology in evening courses given by the University of Tulsa.. In 1937. he resigned fro.m Amerada in order to devote his full time to the study of geology at the University of Oklahoma. Completing these studies in 1938, he returned to Amerada before accepting the position of chief geologist of the Kingwood Oil Co., Effingham, 111., in August, 1938. Successful in his. discovery of new Illinois Basin oil fields, he I'esigned from Kingvvood in 1940 and moved to Mt. Vernon. Mr. Brehm joined the A. A. 'P. G. in 1937 and served on the business committee of the Association during 1950-51. TMe Prciideat' reiilitff, .that * hft hat} 'tib comiTieht. . K.. ." ' '^"'T ' I 'A newsman asked Tsvmi^ whether' these remarks of- .the Deirhoqf-atic nominee gave hitn 'a feeling of being a "target." ' ' Says He Is Campaign Key Truman said, no, of course not." He went on to say he couldn 't, possibly be the target—that he was the key of the Democratic campaign, and couldn't possibly be a target of the Democratic candidates. He said he would be a target for Gen. Eihenhower and his co- ' hortf. Under questioning as to what he meant by being the "key," the President said the Democratic parr ty has to run on the records of the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. These questions came from Jack- Bell, veteran AP political reporter, and Truman told Bell that he knew that from his long experience in covering politics. During the escchange on politics, reporters went back to a stater ment Truman made at his news conference of last week — that Eisenhower had sort of garbled some of the things Truman had told him. Truman said today he could not recall saying that. He was asked what Eisenhower had garbled. Truman said maybe the General got mixed up, but he didn't think he intentionally garbled anything. Hasn't Read Ike'$ Speech Truman was asked to comment on Eisenhower's speech Wednesday night. He had he had not read it. A reporter read sojne quotes including one that the government ^ now does everything but come in and wash the dishes. Truman said those things would be gone into on the stump—not at a press conference. A reporter wondered how Truman could reply to Eisenhower's speeches in the campaign if he didn't read them. The President said he thought he knew more about government than any man in the United States. He said he did not have to read what the Republican candidates • said, that he knew what they were going to say, that they were all wrong, and that he was going to prove that he is right. He said he was familiar with the stiuation that he knew e.xactJy what the Republicans would say. He told the reporters to read Willkie's and Dewey's speeches and they could see they got a repeat. The reference was to the GOP, presidential candidate of 1940-4448—the late Wendell Willkie and Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of Ne>v York. Post "Always Wrong:" A reporter told the President that an article in a current issue Qf the Saturday Evening Post asserts that Truman gave th« farmers false information on the grain situation in the 1948 campaign. He asked for the Prwt- dent's comment. Truman said he^had net wtO, the ai-ticle and did not intend, < read it. He added that he did often read the Saturdsy Post because It was almost; wrong. ^ The matter was dropped (CeaUsmd M

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