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TEMPERATURE Monday: high, 84; low, 56. Last night's low: 52. Airport noon temperature: 73. MI VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER WEATHER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: Mostly cloudy and cooler with occasional rains tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 45 to 48, High Wednesday 50 to 56. VOLUME XXXIII —NO. 14 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS — TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1952 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER HEAVY ATTACK ON KOREA ADLAI SAYS GOP RUNNING ON SLOGANS Democratic Nominee Declares Republicans Prefer "Emotion and Confetti" to Campaigning on Record. SAYS OLD GUARD CONTROLS PARTY Stevenson in Wyoming, Bears Down on Own Slogan, "You Never Had It So Good." FIVE-MINUTE BREAK y Associated Press CASPER. Wyo.—Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson declared today that the Republicans "prefer slogans, emotion and confetti" to facing up to their record on the campaign issues of peace and prosperity. The Democratic presidential nominee, beginning here a 6,000- jnile flying trip to the west and Texas, voiced a ringing indictment of what he called a long record of "Republican isolationism in foreign affairs and inaction in domestic affairs." In a speech prepared for a Casper campaign rally, the Illinois governor expressed "sorrow" and "dismay" at the tactics adopted by his Republican opponent, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Asserting that the "Old Guard reactionaries" of the Republican party had "opposed every measure to build up America's strength ^^^Miml ^'»^l «H^l^''^lTlSt c 1' the Communist conspiracy," Stevenson added: "Moreover—to my sorrow and dismay—they seem to have induced or forced the general to alter his own positive principles and to adopt equivocal and hesitant views that savor more of isolation and retreat than security and confidence." "Old Guard" in Control Stevenson said that in cattle country language "Old Guard reactionaries" now "own the Republican party, hoofs, hide and tallow." "They control the Republicans in Congress," he said. "The Republican candidate for the presidency does their bidding, by conviction, persuasion or intimidation, I know not which. "They have grabbed control of the Republican campaign — and they are quite frank about their plans to dominate the White House and the Congress if they ever get a chance." Good Times Theme Indicating that he believes he has found the basic road to victory, Stevenson bore down hard on what has come to be known in his camp as the "You never had it so good" theme. As examples of what his party has done, Stevenson said the Democrats had (1) "wiped out unemployment and created 62 million jobs," (2) "developed a system of partnership between government and private enterprise, which accomplishes far more than either partner could ever hope to achieve alone," (3) had ofrmed "a fruitful partnership between the government and its citizens" in the field of reclamation, (4) had bolstered farmers with price supports despite Republican opposition and (5) had worked 20 years to develop our national resources and open them up to the creative vigor of private enterprise." "Do you have any doubt about what will happen to the programs on which American prosperity is founded if the Republican Old Guard ever gets control of our government?" he demanded. Says GOP for Weakness He said that most of the GOP Old Guard members have "argued quite openly for a policy of weakness, a policy of abandoning our friends abroad, a policy of retreat in the face of Soviet imperialism. "They have demanded drastic and immediate tax cuts which could only result in gutting the strength of our armed forces and our allies and opening the door for new Soviet conquests." Gov. Adlai Stevenson, Democratic nominee for President, gave up five minutes of his busy day to greet members of Girl Scout Troop 76 of Chicago who were on a tour of Springfield, 111., (Oct. 18). He poses on the steps of the executive mansion as Carol Greer of Chicago photographs the meeting. (AP Wircphoto) LUMBATTIS GOVERNOR OF ROTARY DISTRICT Mt. Vernon Dentist Named to Succeed F. Guy Hitt as Head of Southern Illinois Clubs in 1953-54. Mt. Vernon Is Selected as Convention Site in 1953. Dr. M. M. Lumbattis of Mt. Vernon was yesterday named District Governor of Rotary at the annual conference of District 216 in Centralia. At the same time Mt. Vernon was chosen as the site for the 1953 convention. Dr. Lumbattis, well known dentist, was nominated to succeed F. Guy Hitt as governor of the district for 1953-54. He will take office July 1. Although nomination is equivalent to election, the new governor will be formally elected, along with more than 200 other district governors from all parts of the world, at Rotary International's 1953 convention in Paris, France May 24-28. Dr. Lumbattis, and the other district governors all over the world, will coordinate the service work of 362,000 business and professional executives who are members of more than 7,600 Rotary Clubs. "Doc," as he is known by his many friends, has been an active member of the Mt. Vernon Rotary Club since its charter was issued April 20, 1920 and is one of three charter members who are still active in the club. He served as president for the 1926-27 club year. The Mt. Vernon delegation was one of the largest at the two-day convention as the local men went all out to obtain the convention for this city next year and to help their candidate in the district governor's race. On both counts they were successful. Approximately 15,000 persons watched the huge Rotary parade in Centralia yesterday. The Mt. Vernon high school and junior high bands were among the 47 musical organizations which took part. Mt. Vernon Rotarians visited Centralia during the early hours Sunday morning, pasting stickers on store windows along the parade route. It was part of the campaign to nominate Lumbattis and to hold the 1953 convention here. The signs, plastered liberally on store windows, read "Lumbattis for Governor" and "Mt. Vernon in '53." JOHN L. LEWIS TO TAKE STUMP FOR STEVENSON Miners Union Endorses Democratic Nominee;. He Dislikes Ike. By Associated Press CINCINNATI. — Labor leader John L. Lewis rolled up his sleeves today for a personal campaign stump tour for Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. Lewis already has charted two quick speeches in West Virginia for Stevenson and the Democratic ticket, and the implication was plain party leaders only had to ask to get Lewis to invade other states. The United Mine Workers Convention was seeming enthusiasm followed Lewis in formally endorsing Stevenson Monday. There was talk that the miners union chief will make some radio or television appearances. It was the first time Lewis has gone unreservedly into the Demo- 2 Women Hurt In Crash Today On North Tenth Six Local Men Take Pre-Draft Exams Nov. A call for six Mt. Vernon and Jefferson county men to take pre- draft physicals was received today by the local Selective Service Board. The six young men will go to St. Louis on November 7 for the exams. On the same day eight men from this county are scheduled for induction. Mrs. Allene Williams, of No. 9 Shaw's Garden and Mrs. Isabel Gaunt, of 411 south 18th, were injured shortly after 1:00 p. m. today in an automobile collision on Tenth street, north of Maple. They were taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment. City officers who investigated the accident said that a car driven by Eugene Cummings, of this city, and a car occupied by the two women were involved in the crash. Cummings was not injured. Extent of the injuries suffered by Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Gaunt had not. been determined early this afternoon. $20 LEW PER MINER By Associated Pres. CINCINNATI—The United Mine Workers convention today approved an 8 million dollar assessment on the union's members. The • assessment will be $20 a man for about 400,000 members. Members in Canada and the unions "catch-all" District No. 50 were exempted. cratic party column since he supported the late President Roosevelt in 1936. Later, he broke with Roosevelt and in 1940 supported GOP nominee Wendell Wiilkie. He opposed choices of both parties in 1944 and 1948. The decision of the 72-year-old miners chief put virtually all organized labor in Stevenson's corner. Both the AFL and CIO previously had come out for him. Criticizes Eisenhower In his speech, Lewis laid stress not so much on qualities attributed to Stevenson but on criticisms of Stevenson's opponent. Republican nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower. Lewis pictured Eisenhower as a "professional soldier . . . educated and trained in the arts of warfare ... at public expense," without "background of economic understanding." "He will issue commands to regiment the population according to the will of his masters who made him." Lewis said. "Thus I see the Republican candidate..." Describing Eisenhower as the candidate of "the country-club aristocracy of America," Lewis wound up with this: "I care not whether a citizen NIXON ASSAILS RECORD OF ADLAI ON COMMUNISM Says Stevenson Fails to Recognize Threat of Reds to Nation. (Continued on pax* o> By Associated Press NEW YORK—Sen. Richard M. Nixon, delivering a major attack on Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson Monday night, called him disqualified for the presidency by his record on communism. The Republican vice-presidential candidate asserted on nationwide radio-television broadcast that the Democratic standard bearer "has failed to recognize the threat" of communism. He added: "In my opinion his actions, his statements, his record disqualify him from leading the United States and the free nations in the fight against Communism at home and abroad." Nixon attacked Stevenson for his character deposition for Alger Hiss, former State Department official convicted of perjury after he gave out government secrets for a pre-war Russian spy ring. Nixon criticized .Stevenson on four grounds in the Hiss matter: The deposition was given after some fact^ an the case had become known—Whit laker Chambers' meeting with Hiss and the revelation of Chambers' famous pumpkin papers. Voluntary Deposition The deposition "was voluntary on Mr. Stevenson's part " "It was given at a time when he was governor of Illinois and the prestige of a great stale and the governor of that state were thrown in behalf of the defendant. "It is significant to me that Mr. Stevenson has never expressed any indignation over what Hiss has done . . ." Before Hiss' first trail, Steven-' son was asked in the deposition what he had heard about. Hiss' reputation "for integrity, loyalty and veracity." He said, "It was good " The first Hiss trial ended in a hung jury in 1949. He was convicted at a second trial and is serving five years in prison for lying before a federal grand jury, rtcvenson Gave. Views A few months ago, Stevenson gave his view of the deposition on a television show. He said: "I think that, one of the most fundamental responsibilities ... is to give testimony in a court of law . . . honestly and willingly, and it will be a very unhappy day for Anglo-Saxon justice when a man ... is too timid to state what he knows and has heard about a defendant in a criminal trial for fear that defendant might later be convicted." Wilson Wyatt, Stevenson's campaign manager, said in Springfield, III.: "r. group of leaders of the American bar, many of them prominent Republicans, have reviewed the matter of Gov. Stevenson's deposition in the Hiss case. We are informed that these distinguished attorneys will make public their views in a statement to be issued in New York Wednesday. INDIAN SOLDIER GREETS EISENHOWER Republican presidential candidate Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower took time out after a brief address to 10,000 persons at. the Oklahoma City Airport Monday to greet un Oklahoma Pawnee Indian war veteran, Joseph Toahty, who was the first American Indian to set foot on .Japanese territory during World War II. (AP Wireplioto) Burton Trial To Start Soon; Pick 7 Jurors Selection of a jury for the trial of Elvin L. "Bud" Burton on a murder charge continued in circuit court hero today. At a late hour this morning seven of the necessary 12 jurors had been accepted, by both the prosecution and defense, and were seated in the jury box. Observers predicted that testimony in the trial will begin tomorrow. Burton, 28, is charged with murder in the death last June of Russell Snethen, age 20. Snethen died from a stab wound suffered in an altercation on south Tenth street. Marvin Sekardi Seriously Burned By Associated Press ST. LOUIS — An accordionist was burned seriously Monday night when a cigarette he was smoking ignited the keys on the instrument. Marvin Sekardi, 32. of Mt. Vernon, III. suffered third degree burns on his face and hands while playing in a St. Louis tavern. Five-Day Forecast Five-day extended forecast for Illinois: Temperatures will average about 6 degrees below normal. Normal maximum 63 north, 70 south. Normal minimum 42-46. A little warmer by Friday then turning colder. Precipitation will average 1/10 to 3/10 inches north and "i inches south occuring as showers Tuesday night and over the weekend. BEGIN PLANNING MARCH OF DIMES DRIVE IN COUNTY Leaders Attend Chicago Meeting, Say Goal Here Will Be $20,000. The sharp unexpected increase in polio cases this summer has made urgent an early organization to insure that the next March of Dimes drive will be Ihc greatest in history, Charles T. McFall, chairman of the Jefferson county drive for 1953, declared today. McFall and other campaign lenders have returned from a regional meeting of chairmen, directors and workers held in Chicago. In attendance, besides McFall, were Ed Meeks, city drive chairman; Mrs. Genevieve Laird, chairman of the porclilighf campaign; and Mrs. Judy Feltmeior, assistant chairman of the porchlight campaign. They said the goal for Jefferson county this year will be at least $20,000. The local polio chapter has borrowed $7,000 to date this summer to provide funds for hospitalization for polio sulfercrs during the epidemic in this city and county. In reporting on the Chicago meeting. McFall said: "We heard both good news and bad news at the meeting. A staggering total of 4,000 and more cases a week during late September and a slow decline in October has piled up a terrific number of new patients which are exhausting the epidemic aid funds of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. There are indications now that 1952 will have from 50.000 to even more than 55,000 eases of polio. This is by far the worst year in all history. "The National Foundation is meeting the emergency with all its resources. Medical care is available for all patients, with financial assistance provided for those need- IKE HITS "WEAK-KNEED, t SOFT-HEADED" REGIME GOP Candidate, on 62ncl Birthday, Campaigns in Texas; With Strong Words Against Truman Grab of Site's Rights. Given Great Ovation in New Orleans^ Vyhere He Says States Own Ticlelands. > £ 1,000 Veterans To Greet Ike By Associated Press SIIREVKPORT, La. -- Gen. Dwight Eisenhower will lie greeted here tomorrow by the men he knows best—veterans of two world wars. More than 1,000 "Veterans for Eisenhower" are scheduled to be among the es lima ted 25,500 who will welcome the Republican President in) nominee when he arrives at. the Greater Shroveport Municipal Airport for a noon address. (Continued on oitre two) Mt.V. Alderman Is Operated First Ward Alderman Lewis Cameron underwent, major surgery at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis yesterday. Mr. Cameron's room number at \ and East St. Louis 8:50 p St. Luke's is 225. \ an Armory rally. NIXON HERE FOR 20 MINUTES NEXT MONDAY Revise Schedule of GOP Vice Presidential Candidate's Tour. By Avtocintcd Prni ANNA, 111. Sen. Richard M. Nixon's latest itinerary revisions for his Southern Illinois train tour Monday were announced today. The Republican vice presidential nominee's Washington headquarters has assured thai this schedule is "absolutely final." said Charles A. Jean, 25th district slate GOP central committeeman. Nixon's I rain leaves Chicago Monday. The schedule: Olney 9:00-9:20 a. m.; Mt. Vernon 12:50-1:10 p. m.; Wesi. Frankfort 2:13-2:33 p. in.; Marion 2:553:15 p. m.; Carbondale 5:15-5:35 p. m.; Centralia 6:35-(i:55 p. m., tor ELECTION 3 WEEKS OFF, 112 VOTES ALREADY CAST HERE Tremendous interest in I he November 4 election in Jefferson county is reflected in heavier- than-usual pre-election voting. With the election three weeks off, a total of 112 absentee votes have already been cast, it was announced today by County Clerk Roy H. Holt. Sixty-nine votes were cast at a special booth in the clerk's office, 35 by servicemen at stations in th,e United Slates and overseas and eight by persons away from Jefferson county who still hold voting privileges here. The first serviceman to vole was J. R. Maylield, of KFD 7, Ml. Vernon, who is stationed at Maiden Air Force Base, Mo. County Clerk Holt predicted that a record absentee vote by servicemen is in the making in Jefferson county this year. A total of 196 absentee ballots have been mailed out to soldiers and sailors, most of them overseas. Some overseas ballots have been voted and returned but most of the votes to date are from servicernW stationed in the states. By Assoalntod Prosi ABOARD EISENHOWER SPECIAL - Dwight D. Eisenhower swepi into Texas today on his blind birthday calling the Truman administration a "weak-kneed and .soft-headed" regime trying to grab conlrol of stales' rights. Openly appealing for Dixie sup- porl, I he GOP presidential nominee ripped into the Truman leadership as being "power hungry"— "powermongers"-- "Reckless drivers" and "discredited." He packed these harsh words into a speech at Houston, Tex., as the follow up lo his hard-hilling stales' rights speech in New Orleans Monday night. in that speech he again supported slate ownership of the rich lidelands oil deposits — and ho spoke of the encroachment of federal government on the rights of the stales. <»lven Roaring Welcome Roaring thousands in New Orleans greeted this assault on the administration, giving him a welcome at leasl as great —and many thought greater—than that given lo Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson lasl Friday. in his Houston speech, Eisenhower praised Texas Atty. Gen. Price Daniel, Democratic senatorial nominee, for his "valiant defense o! i he rii/hts of your state in ils un n lidelands." He asserted thai unless the people guard their stales' righls "an all-powerful Wasl ling I on bureaucracy will roll us one by one of Hie uholc bundle of our liberties." | Hi' ••aid (here had been disloy- i allv and subversion in high places. I And he added: "Why have wt; had : these Unngs? Because we have | bad leadership thai was weak- i kneed and soil-headed." I This was the general's fourth thrust into Dixie. I Parade On Canal Street j He came lo New Orleans from ia quick swing into Wyoming and Oklahoma, arriving in New Orleans in the early evening. Approximately 2.000 persons were on baud when lit' landed at Moisant International Airport. State police estimated around 12'),000 persons were jammed along Canal street to cheer him and give him a ticker tape parade. Eisenhower opened his talk with a slap a I Stevenson, saying he had "proved to the hilt what I call administration arrogance toward the South." He recalled Stevenson's description of the bolsters as "embittered apostates"-—and said Ihe term meant "one who has turned away from his faith." BANK LOANS INCREASE By Associated Press WASHINGTON. — The Federal Reserve Board reported today that total loans at member banks increased approxrniately 1.5 per cent from June 30 to Sept. 5. PUSH FOE FROM HILL POSITIONS Allies' Strongest Ground Attack in a Year Overruns Chinese on Parts of Two Hills. HEAVY TANK AND ARTILLERY SUPPORT Objective Is Strong Outpost Outside of Enemy's Main Oefense Line on Central Front. By Associated Prim SEOUL — Allied infantrymen lashed out today with their heaviest ground attack in nearly a year and grabbed portions of two Chinese-held hills on the Central Korean Front. The attacking troops, backed by heavy tank and artillery fire, knocked the Reds off two knobs of Triange Hill, north of Kumhwa. Two miles to the east they swept over a portion of "Sniper Ridge." Both hills are about 1,500 feat high. A frontline officer said Triangle is "a very difficult hill to climb, let alone assault." The twin hills anchor the eastern base, of the old Communist Iron Triangle supply and troop massing area. An U. S. Eighth Army officer described them as "very strong outpost positions outside the normal "Chinese main line of resistance." He emphasized they were not part of the main Chinese line. ' ,EOK' Attack Chinese ! About 17 miles to the west, South i£orean soldiers pushed ahead doggedly in an attack to drive Chinese Communists from their last foothold on White Horse Mountain. The Reds held desperately oato two low knobs on the northwest ridgeline. The fighting on White Horse has raged for eight days and has cost the Chinese an estimated 10,000 casualties. Allied warplanos with wing racks full of bombs and rockets peeled off over the batlleline and pounded the Chinese. Marshall Never Voted and Will Not Start Now By Associated Press NEW YORK—Gen. George C. Marshall said today on his return from Europe that ho would not vote in the forthcoming presidential elections. * Marshall told reporters in answer to a question that he had obtained an absentee ballot from his Leesburg, Va., home. But he added jovially: "My father was a Democrat, my mother was a Republican, I'm an Episcopalian. I never voted and I'm not voting Ibis time." The wartime Army chief of staff and former secretary of state and his wife returned aboard the liner United States from an overseas trip he made as chairman of the American Battle Monuments Com- Bud' 7 Mulvaney Of Mt. V. Killed In South America Relatives here have received word that Millord "Bud" Mul- vanev has been killed in Venezuela, where he was employed by an oil company. Bud was a resident of this city- and had been working in South America for about two years. He came home on vacation in June and was to return to Mt. Vernon this December to take his family with him to Venezuela. Survivors include his wife, the former Dolores Long; two children Rickey. 3, and Angela, 7; and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mulvaney, who reside north of Camp Ground. Details of the accident which took his life have not been learned. Keenes Man Is Seriously Hurt In Corn Field Harold Lee Rector, 22, of Keenes, was in serious condition at Good Samaritan Hospital this afternoon as the result of injuries suffered in an accident while gathering a corn crop. The young man's forearms were caught in a corn-picking machine. He was rushed to the hospital at 1:30 p. m. today. X)

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