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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1949, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 293 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Pact een espite Red Pressure Eight Injured In Car Mishap Near Weaver Six in Hospital At Wabasha After Auto Leaves Road Weaver, Minn. Eight persons were of them the car in which they were riding skidded off a county road approximately one mile west of here Sunday evening. Adroitteu to the Wabasha hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the m'shap were: Arnold Timrn, 32, Weaver, thei driver of the car, who is reported to lective Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) have suffered four fractured ribs. IVels Staudacher, 26, Weaver, hospital with a Secretary Of Labor Maurice Tobin, left, leans forward to speak to Chairman Elbert Thomas of the Senate Labor com- mittee today at the start of hearings on the administration's new labor bill at Washington, D. C. Tobin in a prepared statement urged that the Taft-Hartley act be replaced by a law, "encouraging col- confined in the severe hand injury. Mrs. Staudacher, 24, Weaver, who was bruised and suffered from ex- posure and severe frost bite when she walked to Weaver to summon help. Three Staudacher children: David, four; Gary, three, and Bonnie Jean, two of whom suffered from exposure. Silas Staudacher, 37, Weaver, who suffered a back injury- Alfred Johnson, Mlrmeiska, who escaped with minor cuts and bruises and "was released after receiving first aid treatment. Near Home The Staudachers and Johnson were driving toward their home near Weaver at about 6 p. m., when their car became stalled in a snow- drift. The group was offered a ride by Timm who drove by at that mo- ment. While Timm was driving down a hill about one mile west of Weav- er, the car's lights went out and) the car plunged off the road. The machine rolled over several times before coming to rest against a tree. All eight occupants of the car were thrown out of the machine. Mrs. Staudacher began to walk Fillmore Liquor Vote Hearing Thursday Preston, scheduled district court hearing on the much-discussed Fillmore county wet-dry issue failed to materialize this morning when a last-minute challenge of the court's jurisdiction over the case won a three-day continuance of Supreme Court Upholds Curb On Sound Trucks Washington The Supreme court today upheld a Trenton, N. the matter. Following this morning's court wrangle, the case was set for Thursday at 4 p. m., when Judge Martin Nelson will rule on the question of jurisdiction in a special session at Austin. The dispute arose today when Robert L. Snyder, Spring Val- ley, contested the hearing on the grounds that the court was with- out jurisdiction to try the mat- ter because no proper case had been presented to contest the validity of the declared re- sults of the special election. Voters in Fillmore county toward Weaver to get help despite the fact that she had lost her shoes in the mishap. An examination at decision, for the majority. --------_ V UtClO ill J., ban against sound trucks whichjportedly turned" down a. propTJsal send out "loud and raucous noises." Justice Reed delivered the 5-4 the hospital revealed that she had] suffered severe frostbite of hands and feet. Back Injury Silas Staudacher, who a back injury, was unable to moveij. from the accident scene and was h u d rf printers' strike, taken to Weaver in a truck. Validity of the ban was contested Charles Kovacs, international .representative of the C.t.O. United J Steel Workers. To establish a test he broadcast from a sound Least seriously injured was John- Kovacs was fined He ap- son :ast seriously injured was jonn- to the supreme court with a who cared for the three Stau- t H th t Q.. ban violates dacher youngsters while aid was being summoned. Two of the chil- dren were expected to be released from the hospital this afternoon. contention that the ban violates the constlntional guarantee of free speech. .The sound truck ban is contained In one section of an eight- The third will be kept at the hos- pital for further treatment of frost- bite and exposure. At the it was discovered that Wels Staudacher had suffered severe lacerations of his left hand and it was believed this morning! that he might lose the use of his thumb. section antinoise ordinance. The Alsops Belgrade Defying Russians By Joseph Alsop Belgrade There is only one f------ way to grasp what is happening in nations intensified a search around llttle Baikan city. where the the Canary islands today for handsome people striding un- 15 crewmen of a U. S. B-29 super- j tlringly through the snowy streets Search for Missing B-29 Men Pushed London planes from Ten ships and 35 the forces of four fort missing in the Atlantic for more than four days. U, S. Third Air division head- quarters here still professed strong hopes that at least some of the I men will be rescued, although three hot clues so far failed tci lead planes to the right spot. The latest lead was a report from a British steamer that it sighted flares from a Very pistol Saturday night about 50 miles north of Las Palmas in the Canaries. The superfort was on a training trip from Dakar in French West Africa to its Marham, England, base. iln British, French and Portuguese planes are assisting U. S. planes in the search. for county liquor stores by 71 votes on January 10, Then the canvassing board met and startled voters by announcing that the county had gone wet 123 votes. The reversal came about because of a corrected report from one township Norway, which orally had reported Its vote as 23 wet and 120 dry. The. written report showed 120 wet and 23'dry. The court hearing was sched- uled today following the filing of a petition contesting the election. A district court order is needed to open the sealed ballot envelope from Norway township. In court this morning, Snyder was not represented by counsel and asked for a continuance of the matter in order that he might have additional time to prepare his case. Judge Nelson granted the motion, but explained .that he would be unable to hear the case in Preston Thursday because of other com- mitments and set the hearing for Austin. Prominent Chicago Obstetrician Dead Louis Rudolph, 63, prominent Chicago obstetrician and gynecologist, died in Wesley Memorial hospital yesterday. A native of Racine, Wis., Dr. Ru- dolph had been practicing in Chica- .go since his graduation from the are so infinitely more impressive I Northwestern university medical than their rather gimcrack capital. I school in 1911. Belgrade is the center of world! He was an instructor in obstetrics communism's first fully successful heresy. In Yugoslavia, Moscow has at the Cook county Graduate School of Medicine and was a member of a vital strategic position. But the board of the American College this material loss Of Surgeons. He had oeen ill two is wholly months, shadowed by the! Dr. Rudolph is survived by his Stalin Offer To Meet With Truman Studied Postponement of Western German State Sought By Eddy Gllmore Moscow Prime Minister Stalin yesterday expressed willing- ness to discuss" an American-Rus- sian "peace pact" with President Truman at a mutually acceptable place. The Russian leader also said the Soviet government would be willing to discuss a joint declaration of peaceful intentions and gradual disarmament. (Stalin has said previously that he would be willing to meet with Mr. Truman. The President, in turn, has offered to meet with Stal- in any time the Soviet leader will come to Washington. Officials in Washington pointed out, however, that there has been no official ap- proach for such a meeting.) In answer to a series of four questions, Stalin also said Russia sees no obstacles" to lifting the Berlin blockade if the western pow- ers meet two conditions. One would be postponement of the establishment of a western German state pending a meeting of the Big Four council of foreign ministers on the entire German is- Truman Willing Washington The White House repeated today that Pre- sident Truman is wiiling-to meet Premier Stalin in Washington. Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross first 'told a news conference he had no com- ment on Stalin's assertion that he had "no objection" to meet- ing Mr. Truman at some mu- tually acceptable place. A reporter then asked if the President's position wais un- changed regarding a meeting with Stalin. Ross said the last word on the subject was given by Mr: Truman at a recent pre- sidential news conference. At that time, Mr. Truman re- peated what he has said many times that he would be happy to meet with Premier Stalin in Washington. sue. The other would be lifting of pace. '-Via i the counter-blockade. This Closeup Shows the damaged interior of the Pan-American Constellation, Monarch of the Skies, after it collided with a light plane over Port Washington, Long Island. Impact of crash was on the un- occupied berths of the giant airliner which was en route to London from La Guardia Field, N. Y. Oc- cupants of the airliner were not injured. The two men in the private plane were Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) Democrats Talk To Truman, Will Push Program Washington Demscratic congressional leaders talked over the legislative outlook with President Truman today and assured him they will push his program at a brisker weekend. Officials here interpreted the So- viet foreign office blast at the Alli- ance Friday night and Generalis- simo Stalin's statements yesterday as part of the same pattern of at- tack on the growing unity of the noncommunjst western world and particularly the North Atlantic treaty. Stalin came into the picture this time by saying he would have "no objection" to a meeting with Presi- dent Truman at a "suitable place." He also talked in surface terms of good will toward peace. There was no quick official reaction here, from the White House or State depart- ment. Puts. Norway on Spot Norway figures as the key country in current talks on western alliance, largely because she alone, of all ths four-engined and fuel "to isolated human nations in the projected security beings. (league, has a common border with, Harrassed relief officials who the Soviet union. Liner Lands 33 Safely After Collision in Air New giant airliner, gashed open by a small pri- vate plane in a collision feet in the air, made a safe emerg- ency landing yesterday with its load of 33 persons uninjured. The two men in the private plane were killed, and parts of one body and pieces of their shattered craft showered down on Long Island. The engine and front part of the private plane, the body of__________________ one of its occupants and part of the body of the other were new major problem getting bedded in a jagged hole in the top the four-engined Pan food and fuel to isolated human American World Airways Constellation. Food, Fuel Sent Farms in Snow Belt By The Associated Press The week-old "operation haylift" bringing fodder to snowbound live- second place Monday to Norway Set To Join With Other Nations Non-Communist World Gathered Into Common Union By John M. Hightower Washington The seven- nation group negotiating the North Atlantic security pact here expects soon to invite half a dozen more including a Soviet-pres- sured Norway, to become full part- ners in the project. This move probably will be the West's most dramatic answer to Russia's one-two punch against tho' North Atlantic alliance over the George Knuth skillfully the Speaker Rayburn said he told Mr. (The offer to lift the the House will take up re- Dlqckade if the Allies first meet injciprocal trade agreements legislation foreign ministers council alsOjnext week. The President wants re- has been made previously. The ques- tion of timing has upset settlement attempts on this basis. A proposal advanced in last fall's N. security council meeting in Paris calling for lifting of the blockade and a meet- __. ing of the foreign ministers ten latlon to raise the minimum wage days later was vetoed by the So-j from the present 40-cents an hour to peal' of restrictions the Republican- controlled 80th Congress put on his powers to make tariff-lowering trade agreements with other nations. Rayburn said leaders are aiming for early House action also on legis- viet's Andrei Y. Vishinsky.) 75 cents. The hope is to end hearings Stalin's statements answered Friday, questions submitted by Kingsburyl Rayburn was accompanied to tse Smith, general European House by VIce-President of International News service. jBarkley, Senate Majority Leader The statements followed by two (Lucas and House Majority Leader days a Soviet 34-page white paper McCormack. asserting the projected North At- Rayburn, acting as spokesman, antic pact is intended to set up told reporters there wwno specific (Continued on Page 10, Column STALIN Furnace Explosion Cancels Sermon Willmar, Minn. The Rev. Selanger was about to deliver his i discussion of taxes, social security expansion or labor legislation, "We just reviewed the legislative picture for the President and told him of what was in sight for he said. The Democratic controlled Con- gress will begin its second month this week with only three minor bills accomplished. battered Constellation at Mitchell Field, about ten miles away. The collision occurred a few min- 'utes after the airliner had left La Guardia Field for London at p. m. (C.S.T.) carrying 23 passengers and ten crew members. Passengers Rescheduled Most of the passengers left for London oa other planes early today. The dead are Arthur Dutting, 57, pilot, of. Portland, and his passenger; Eugene Kowajczyk, 35, of Middletown, Conn. Those aboard the airliner escaped by a stroke of luck when a hole 15 feet long and five feet wide was gouged out of the top of the fuse- lage. The front of the small Cessna 140 plane was imbedded just the rear of the Constellation's flight deck in a space devoted to the gal- ley and to some made-up berths. There were no passengers or crew at the spot when the planes collided. Knuth, pilot of the airliner, said the small plane "flew into the top" of the Constellation. It was daylight and the weather was clear. Malcolm Wade, his co-pilot, said there was a sound "like a tremen- dous tire and the Con- stellation "shuddered and dropped" before it was gotten under control for a landing. Tires Burst Two tires of the big plane's wheels burst when it landed at Mitchell field, an Air Force base. The Uner'si aerial had been ripped apart, cut- ting its radio communication. The body of the passenger of the small plane and parts of the body of the pilot were removed from the airliner after it landed. The Constellation's passengers were "dazed and shaken by the im- one of them said. Another iold how his First Baptist church. He im- mediately dismissed the audience. Examination showed that the ex- .plosion was in the chamber of the psy c h o 1 o g i cal: wife, Ida Marie; a son, furnace. No damage was done. menace of Mar-jand two' daughters, Mrs. Bobbie! Gas had leaked into the chamber Rochester, Minn., and j and exploded when the burner aiito- 'matically .switched on. shal Tito as a sortlKulwin, of communisS'Carol. Martin Luther. This is .only na- t u r a 1, moreover Army General Takes Over in Paraguay raniiv _fm_ An STd Perialism provisional government today after double role of rulers of a new universal state and high priests of a new universal church As did the Incas, they employ as weapons both their religion and the sword. And it Is precisely the com- bination of red army and Commu- party that makes Soviet im- Mere military power can always dissident members of President J. be resisted from without, as Soviet Nataliclo Gonzalez' own party forced [aggression is now being resisted by his resignation in a surprise coup the west. But the worst danger to yesterday. anv dynamic new religion such as The bloodless revolution which communism is always schism from unseated the 50-year-old writer and! within. Tito Is now making such poet who took office only five months ago was the sixth in 13 months in this landlocked country of persons. A hastily convened national as- sembly last night elected Brigadier General Ralmundo minister under head the provisional government. The constitution requires a presidential election be called within the next two months. The Asuncion radio charged the! ousted government with misuse of public funds. a schism. He thus threatens the peculiar combination that gives the Kremlin its real strength, in a way that no one else can. And that Is why the Kremlin and the western world must both, from very diffe- rent viewpoints, watch what is happening in Yugoslavia with an- xious attention. AS EVERT ONE knows by now, Tito first challenged the masters of the Kremlin in their role' as (Continued on Page 9, Column 6.) ALSOPS Between 250 and 300 Indians snowbound In Alliance, Neb., swell the relief problem in the area. The Indians, from the Pine Ridge, S. D., Reservation, came to Alliance as itinerant workers. Until roads can be cleared so they can go home they are living in tents like these set up in the snowy prairies soutli of Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) fodder to livestock before snow-blockec roads could be opened, had reports from areas west of Omaha, Neb. that food and fuel were short. The Army to Washington said every- thing is being done to get food and fuel to the isolated areas. The Fifth Army in Chicago re- ported some areas have been with- out rail communication, since the start of the storm. "We just don't have enough planes or time" to feed starving cattle by air, the Chicago Army office said referring to snow-locked steers In Nebraska. Another threat to the snow cov- ered western regions was the fore- cast by Chicago weather men of continued unseasonal cold and addi- tional snow in some western re- Light Snow Promised Eastern "Wyoming and northeast- ern Colorado were promised light snow and winds of from 20 to 30 miles an hour. West of the Rocky mountains the forecast for Monday was continued rather fair with tem- peratures below seasonal norms. Rains or freezing rain was fore- cast Monday for a belt stretching across northern Mississippi, north- ern Alabama, northern Georgia and the northern Carolines. Snow was predicted for the Upper Mississippi valley, the Ohio river valley and the Great Lakes. The snow belt was slowly moving from the southwest into the north- east, but a portion of Illinois, In- ane! the lower Mississippi river valley also would get some. The east and northeast, the fore- cast said, will get snow early, but the New England states will not get precipitation until later Mon- day. dent Truman's anti-inflation pro- posals on a toboggan. The Republicans confidently pre- dicted defeat of such requests as standby authority to fix prices and wages, mandatory powers to ration or allocate scarce commodities, or authority for government-built steel plants. Democratic Leader Lucas (D.-H1.) called tor Senate action today on one administration-backed proposal that gave Republicans a chance to sound off. It is a seven month extension of the "voluntary allocation" system set up by the last G.O.P. Congress as a substitute for President Truman's request for direct government power to ration or allocate steel and other scarce commodities. Secretary of Commerce Sawyer and other Democrats agree this vol- untary plan has worked well. But the Democrats defeated to the Sen- ate banking committee a Republican attempt to extend it longer than seven months. Humphrey Predicts 75-Cent Wage Rate Boston, Mass. Hubert H. Humphrey (D. Minn.) predicted Saturday that both the House and Senate "will follow down the line" on the proposal to establish a 75 cent an hour minimum wage law. Humphrey was to Boston to address an Americans for Democratic Ac- tion meeting. He added: "Of course As the "haylift" entered its sec- ond week the cattle feeding task remained formidable. Army sources tout now tne tne ground movement of fod- structions from the steward and fn hulldnzer stewardess to strap themselves in for a landing. "There was no he said. J. O. Fluet, regional head of the "ivil Aeronautics board said the uirliner pilot had a momentary glimpse of a plane coming at him, but had no time to avoid a col- lision. Pan American World Airways said in a statement that the gaping hole in the Constellation "could not have been made except by a plane diving down directly from above." D Gunmen Rob Miami Bank of Miami Beach, Fla. Two gunmen robbed the Mercantile National bank of Miami Beach of der to cattle the biggest bulldozer operation since the biulding of the famed Ledo road in China. With a blank check for relief funds, and war-experienced Major General Lewis A. Pick, in command, the Army threw into the fight planes, helicopters, bulldozers, trac- tors, weasels, jeeps and even primi- tive sleds. Losses Heavy Scattered reports from the cattle country give these livestock losses: In Nebraska an estimated worth of cattle to jeopardy. Wyoming reported losses of Of its cattle and of Tuesday 20. its sheep. Nevada expects head of cattle lost. One Utah county reported thous- ands of sheep frozen to death, but no state total was available. Colorado did not expect heavy cattle losses. Idaho, the Dakotas and Montana figures were not available.' The snow blanket, the TJ. S. up cash shortly after 8 a. m. (E.S.T.) 1QO moun. night L. Jester losses- Flagstaff, Ariz, had the as and medj- sJsvrMffi srs missions went into Nebraska. Small packages of food and medical sup- plies were to be dropped to Indians to snowbound northeastern Arizona. room, The gunmen bound, gagged and handcuffed the clerks and threw them into a hole beneath the esca- lator. S. W. Curry, cashier, said on the basis of last weekend's night de- posit he estimated the sum stolen around to there will be controversy, but, there He said the money stolen repre- are a lot of people who don't realize jsented receipts for Saturday, Sat- they've lost an. election." urday night and Sunday. The unseasonal cold hit the lush Miami 76 Rio Grande valley in Texas hard. Below freezing temperatures were New York reported Sunday, endangering fruit crops. Northern Florida and south- ern Georgia had sleet and freezing The Russians recognized Nor- way's importance Saturday night by stating their criticisms of the North Atlantic treaty formally and directly to the foreign office at (Continued on Page 11, Column 4.) NOKWAY Palmier Days For Landlords At Palm Beach Palm Beach, landlords to this exclusive winter resort city, who claim that the city has no underprivileged persons, got a break today: Rent controls were removed. Now the landlords can get over a month. The local rent advisory board convinced Housing Expediter Tighc E. Woods in Washington that the demand for rental housing: had been met and that controls were necessary no long-' er. The board described Palm Beach as "purely a tourist and wealthy winter resident town" and as "a community of ultra-expensive homes, hotels and exclurve shops. "It is a unique town with no derprivileged and practically no so- cial problems. There are no low- priced or slum sections." And when the board said "no low-priced" rental units, it raeant nothing under a month. As a matter of fact, the board told Mr. Woods, some of the monthly rentals go up to a, month and 80 per cent of all the units rent for more than a month. Normally Palm Beach is a com- munity of souls, none of whom is underprivileged according to the board, but between Decem- ber and March 15 the population zooms to The apartment rents go up Wed- nesday. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Mostly cloudy and warmer tonight with occasional light snow. Tuesday generally fair. ;he city, 6 in Low tonight 10 in the country; high LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 11; minimum, noon, 11; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 14; minimum, 0; noon, 11; precipitation, inch of snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max, MIn Prec. Bemidjl ...........22 ihicago 16 Denver Des Moines........ Dulu'th International Palls Kansas City....... 17 31 10 12 16 Los Angeles 57 Mpls.-St. Paul 14 30 Seattle ............41 Phoenix 49 Washington .......30 Winnipeg .........15 7 9 0 -3 9 10 10 35 74 9 26 29 28 23 3 .05 .04 .04 .01 .44 .03