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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              VOTE IN CITY PRIMARY MONDAY VOLUME 48, NO. 304 POLLS OPEN FROM 7 A. M. UNTIL 8P.M. WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 12, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Can ad a .s. Rad ar twork Plows Were At Work Ajaln today opening up this narrow passage through snowdrifts on a Northern Pacific spur line leading to a coal mine near Hazen, N. D. Yesterday's blizzard, one of a series this west, central North Dakota region has had recently, partly filled the defile. At the point pictured above, the line Is on fairly level ground. Drifts tower higher than the locomotive cab. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) The Alsops Deal7 Program Slipping By Stewart Alsop Washington President Truman's "Fair Deal" program of domestic legislation is in a fair way to bog down, Truman supporters admit that the rosy post-election picture, of the whole program slbing through Congress like a knife through warm butter, is pretty badly faded. At least, the Truman men know that they have a fight on their hands and a hard one. Accordingly, the President himself is expect- ed to return to the fray with a tough, fighting speech demand- Ing his whole program with i's dotted and t's crossed, at the forth, coming Jackson Day dinner. And there Is even talk in White House circles of a Truman swing around the country, fashioned after the slam-bang election barnstorming, to drum up support for the "Fair Deal." The plain fact is that there is hardly a major part of the Truman program where the bogging down process has not begun to take hold. Senator Robert A. Taft and his cohorts have undoubtedly won the first round of the fight on the Taft- Hartley act. Democratic leaders are beginning to' wonder if can deliver in the end anything much more than a somewhat watered down version of the act. Labor groups would hardly consider this payment In full of election debts. Hungary Asks Recall of U. S. Minister Washington The commu nist government of Hungary de- manded, today that the United 'States recall American Minister Sel den Chapln from Budapest. p Waukesha Mail Truck Driver Under Arrest Polls Open Monday for City Primary Three Candidates Vie for Two Spots On Mayoralty Ticket Winona goes to the polls Mon- day to nominate two candidates for mayor, alderman-at-large and for first and second ward alderman. Three ara in the race for each of the four offices. The races: For mayor Walter Dopke, insurance man; J. Roland Ed- laundry owner, and Cyril Smith, liquor store owner. For R. Fort, grocery store and real estate agency owner; Daniel J. Gostomski, sheetmetal worker, and Joseph E. Krier, real estate agency owner. For first ward B. Guenther, Watklns plant work- er; William F. Holflen, druggist, and Russell Wachs, hotel em- ploye. For second ward Anthony Kohler, soft drink Wholesaler; Henry V. Parks, transfer company worker, and Romey F. Potratz, partner in furnace and engineering firm. Polls will open at 7 a. m. and! close at 8 p. m. I None of the men now holding thej four offices Involved in the primary! is running for re-election. Mayor! John Druey did not file for re- election after serving two terms; Alderman-at-Large Robert Dorsch Milwaukee U. S. Commis- sioner Floyd E. Jenkins ordered a young mall truck driver held in 000 bond yesterday pending a hear- ing on charges that he stole a mail sack containing The truck driver, Clarence C. Stanfcowskl, 24, Waukesha, was named in a complaint charging theft of a mail pouch from a ship- ment he was to have taken from the Waukesha postoffice to the Soo Line depot January 13. The registered mail sack contain- ing the bank shipment of curren- cy disappeared after Stankowski's truck left the postoffice. The money was found intact four days, later under a culvert in Frame park at Waukesha. Postal Inspectors said Stankowski professed complete innocence. Stankowski was taken before Commissioner Jenkins late yester- day and demanded a hearing. It was set for February 18. U. S. At- torney Timothy T. Cronin said that ____ if the government produced suffi- OTHEB IMPORTANT parts of theicient evidence Stankowski would be Truman program which are threat-j ordered to face trial in federal dis- ened are the S4 billion in new taxes trict court here. Meanwhile, he is and standby price control to raise bond. Senator Walter F. George and Re-j Stankowski, married and the fa- presentative Robert Doughton, chairmen of the House and Senate tax writing committees, have turned thumbs down on new taxes, though it is quite impossible to see how new taxes can be avoided without gutting the whole defense and for- eign aid program. And the testi- mony of economic adviser Leon Keyserling in fiivor of standby price control has been politely but very coldly received. Whatever enthusiasm there may have been for new taxes and price controls (and it was never warm) ther of a three-month-old child was apprehended by postal inspectors when he reported for work at the Waukesha postoflice late Thursday. He was a part-time mail mes- senger, employed by Guy Harding, who holds a contract to haul mail from the postoffice to the depot. Postal Inspector E. J. Holmes said Stankowski was under suspi- cion "because the pouch was in his possession last and he couldn't ex- plain satisfactorily what happened to has been chilled by the sharp drop In farm prices. Keyserling argues cogently that the farm price drop makes control of still rising Indus- _. trial prices all the more 3063 K at M.I.I. tn maintain naritv and Drevent an! r Truman, Churchill to maintain parity and prevent anj (Continued on Page 2, Column 5.) ALSOFS Mother's Burns Fata! In Rescue Attempt St. Paul Mrs. Sophie Ryck- licfci, 59, White Bear, died in Ancker hospital today of burns suffered when she tried to save her son in a fire that destroyed their home. Mrs. Rycklicki's son, Paul, 16, was handicapped by spastic paralysis. He perished early yesterday when fire, believed to have started from Washington President Tru- man and Winston Churchill will address a Massachusetts Institute of Technology convocation in Cam- bridge, Mass., on consecutive days. Whether the two will meet Is not known, the White House said yes- terday in making the announce- ment. Britain's wartime prime minister will speak March 31, Mr. Truman April 1. On April 26 the President win return to Massachusetts to re- ceive an honorary degree and make a speech at Boston college. The occasion for the speeches at MJ.T. is the mid-century convoca' H.TC, UClit: VCUt W lia VS J. to bllU J i wwu a, dropped cigaret, leveled their tion on the social implications of home. scientific progress. Eisenhower Named Chief of Defense By Elton C. Fay United States called General Dwight D. Eisenhower back into service today to help answer some grave questions of future military policy. The wartime supreme Allied commander was named by the) White House yesterday to serve as temporary chairman of thej joint chiefs of group which includes the top military men of the Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as the chief of staff to the President. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Results on KWNO Results of the city primary election will be broadcast by KWNO AM and FM, beginning at 9 p. m. Monday. Other tabu- lations will be announced at various times during the eve- ning nntU the final count Is in. is also retiring after two terms; First Ward Alderman Ben Deeren, vice-president of the council, is re- tiring after one two-year term as alderman-at-large (1943-45) and one four-year term as first ward alderman; the present second ward alderman, Mr. Dopke, is In the race for mayor. Except for the mayoralty pri- Ten-Year Terms, Fines for love Swindlers' Eisenhower is on leave from his job as president of Columbia uni- versity. In his new post, officials said, he undoubtedly win be called on to act as peacemaker between the Air Force and Navy, which have frequently clashed over the role each would play in aerial war- fare. The White House announcement emphasized that the return of the wartime general to active duty is temporary and would be of "rela- tively short duration." Situation Not Worsened Also, in answer to a reporter's question, the White House spokes- man said the move did not mean the international situation had worsened. Rather, the explanation seemed to be in two recent developments: A proposal by Defense Secretary Forrestal that an over-all director be named, and the Illness of Fleet Under Secretary Of State James E. Webb, right, greets Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent of Canada at National airport in Wash- ington, D. C., last night after the latter arrived for a two day visit at the invitation of President Truman. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) Rebirth of G. O. P. Lincoln Talk Topic of the Republican party was the Admiral William D. Leahy who j kote of Lincoln day dinners from coast to coast today, the normally serves as the Presidents; nf W-H-V, fho nQrt.ir'c nrwjt Hvil war normally serves as "principal military adviser." Forrestal in his last annual report proposed that a permanent chair- man or director of the joint chiefs of staff be appointed. At present each member has equal authority, with no top director. General Eisenhower with his five stars outranks the three four-star chiefs Omar of staff Army General Bradley, Air General Hoyt 140th anniversary of the birth of the party's great civil war President. Major speeches were scheduled from San Diego, Calif., to Bos- ton, Mass, from Lock Haven, Pa., to St. Petersburg, Fla., deep in Dixie. One was even set for Springfield in President Truman's home state of Missouri. The annual Lincoln day dinners ere touched off here Tuesday night by Governor Thomas E. Dew- ey of New York, the G.O.P. presl- Louis E. Denfeld. the White House. Admiral Leahy, recuperating from a major operation at Key West, Mrs. William Stanley today were under federal prison terms of 10 years each and fines apiece after their conviction yesterday in the "love swindle" of a Minnesota fanner. Jn addition to pronouncing sen- tence, Federal Judge Henry N. Graven told Mrs. Stagey she had perjured herself with testimony she had been intimate with the wit- nesses against her. "It is apparent Mrs. Stanley com- mitted perjury in efforts to dis- credit the government's declared the judge. "Her previous statement Is here. It shows she had no relations with these wit-j country, spare to bulwark its allies nesses and I am glad to give all Jin western Europe and elsewhere? on the charges! Announcement of Eisenhower's dential candidate in 1948. Is still be-! Dewey's hard-hitting speech warn- ing studied by" the Pentagon and ed the party it was "split wide open" and recommended that it pull Itself Fla., has announced he wants to retire soon. Important Questions to Decide General Elsenhower, as acting top military adviser to the President and Forrestal, will have an impor- tant part In deciding such vital defense questions as these: 1. Should the United States con-j together by adopting a middle-of- the-road policy of social progress. Yesterday Senator Vandenberg of Michigan in Lincoln' day speech at Detroit promised the party would be the watchdog of American for- eign policy. Representative Karl E. Mundt of central to the i South Dakota speaks at Springfield, Atlantic-European area, leaving Pa- cific defense in a secondary spot? 2. How much of Its arms can this of them clearance of immorality." mary, there are no primary con- tests In the third and fourth wards. Of the 12 men In Monday's pri- mary only two have previously held city office: Dopke as second ward (Continued on Page 3, Column 5.) CITY PRIMARY The couple was found guilty by a jury on all three counts of an in- dictment, brought against them for transporting across state lines 600 Mrs. Stanley obtained by fraud from Curtiss Larson, 25, a fanner near Kasson, Minn. Mr. And Mrs. William Stanley, above, face ten years each in federal prison. They were sentenced yesterday at Mason City, Iowa, following a trial In which government witnesses testified Mrs. Stanley had bilked them out of a total of The government said the couple played a confidence game with a romantic angle, mostly on farmers in the Middlewest. (A.F. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) appointment closely followed dis- patches from Tokyo saying that the United States soon may review its entire military position in Asia as a result of a visit to that area by Secretary of the Army Royall. There were suggestions not denied in Washington that in global strategy the Pacific zone might again assume the position it had in World War n, when the enemy there was merely held at bay until Victory in Europe was as- sured. This concept, highly unpopular with General Douglas MacArthur when he was supreme Allied com- mander in the Pacific during the war, is expected to be equally un- satisfactory to him now. Prominent Lawyer Dead at Eau Claire Ban Claire, J. J Sutherland, 92, U. S. court commis- sioner for 35 years, died last night following a heart attack. A former municipal judge, Suth- erland practiced law here for 65 years and had returned home from a professional call at the time of his death. He is survived by a daughter, Laura, at home. Funeral services will be held Mon- day. 3 Milwaukee Trains Stalled Bowman, N. Milwaukee trains were stalled by snow last night in southwest- ern North Dakota, but Milwau- kee officials hoped plows would have them under way by noon today. The Chicago-bound Hiawatha has been stopped at Bowman and tbe Seattle-bound Colom- bian at Mclntosh, S. D., since about 9 p. m. last night, said A. J. Ommodt, Milwaukee agent at Bowman. A Milwaukee local, No. 5, has been tied np at Het- tinger. Ommodt said a "terrific bliz- zard" plugged the Milwaukee's main line between Bowman and Mclntosh, S. D., about a 100-mile stretch. In each case, Ommodt said, tbe trains are not stuck in drifts, but hare stopped in the towns while plows work to clear the line. The trains have ample supplies, of fuel and food, he added, and the passengers are suffering no hardships. He said about 100 passengers were aboard the Hiawatha, with probably a similar number on the Colombian. Mo. First Lincoln in South Unveiled Harrogate, Tenn. The first statue of Abraham Lincoln to be erected on the soil of a former Confederate state was unveiled here yesterday, almost 84 years after the end of the Civil war. The statue, Lincoln the lawyer, In bronze, was given by Sculptor C. S. Paolo to the Lincoln Memorial uni- versity. It was unveiled by Miss Margaret Patterson of Greenville, Tenn., great-granddaughter of Pre- sident Andrew Johnson who succeed- ed Lincoln upon his assassination. Only other statues of Lincoln In the entire South are in Kentucky where he was born 140 years ago today. 3 St. Paul Police Hurt Chasing Car St. Paul Three St. Paul policemen were injured and two squad cars wrecked in a wild 70- mile-an-hour chase after a stolen car early today. Herbert Lubbe, 29, Minneapolis, was finally captured after six squad cars had joined in the chase. Most seriously injureti in the col- lision of the two pursuing squads was Patrolman Willard Lee, 22. He was hurled out of. the car and against a lire hydrant. He suffered a double fracture of the pelvis. Patrolmen Sylvester Schwartz, 24, driving the second car, and Sol Kantrowich, bruised. described as would-be bank robbers, were In jail today awaiting a Mon- day hearing on car theft charges. Mathew" Sassanelli, 27, and Ray Hinske, 26, both of San Francisco, were remanded to jail by Judge Donald W. Gleason yesterday in lieu of ball. Sassanelli filed a pauper's oath at yesterday's hearing, clearing the way for the court to appoint an at- torney for him. Hinske said he ex- 35, were cut and WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Much colder tonight with occasional snow flur- ries and strong northwesterly winds; low ten in the city, five in the country. Mostly cloudy and colder Sunday, clearing in the late after- noon; high 17. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 43; minimum, 14; noon, 25; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at ____ TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Prec. Chicago 41 35 Denver 61 35 Des Moines........44 32 Duluth 29 26 International Falls 24 8 Kansas City.......58 50 Los Angeles .......54 35 Miami 73 69 Mpls.-St. Paul.....35 21 New Orleans ......66 53 New York ........35 18 Seattle 38 28 Phoenix 66 48 Washington .......37 25 Winnipeg ...'......18 Two Suspected Of Planning Bank Robbery Seized Green Bay, men, Warning Posts Would Tell of Any Air Attack Network Cost Estimated at Near 161 Million Washington Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent said today that the Canadian and United States governments are planning a vast radar interceptor network across northern Canada. St. Laurent made clear, however, that Canada does not regard by which the U. B. obtained Newfoundland bases as "scraps of paper." ;He indicated that in general Can- ada would want the Newfoundland In come under formal Canadian command, which is the same system that exists else- where In Canada proper where United States troops operato weath- er, radar or other installations. Newfoundland Z7. S. bases to Newfoundland obtained in connection with the Roosevelt-Churchill destroyers- bases deal In 1941. The U. S. hai three bases, Argentina, St. Johns and Stephensville. These are held under very long term arrange- ments and St. Laurent said the Canadian government would never interfere with the basic rights given in the leases. But, he said Canada would pre- fer to have the operations run In accordance with the principals which control other American activities In Canadian mean- ing Canadian top command, even though Americans actually run the show. No figures M to the expected cost of a North American radar screen to which St. Laurent refer- red, including Canada and the United States, have been made pub- lie yet. About half of the estimated cost of In the proposed bill for a U. S. network would be spent buying land and building stations. The remainder would go for equip- ment. Warning Station! Radar warning stations would spotted around U. S. borders and In Alaska to guard strategic air ap- proaches, Air Force officers told pected to have an attorney by Mon- day. Neither man entered a plea. Sassanelli Is charged with the theft of an automobile owned by Alfred V. Chandler, Milwaukee, and with operating an automobile with- out the owner's consent. Hinske Is charged with being an accessory to operating an automobile without the consent of the owner. Sassanelli was arrested at Apple- ton Wednesday night when he tried to drive the Chandler car out of a parking lot. Hinske was picked up the following morning, asleep, in a car parked In a Waupaca county school yard. Palmer Kjendalen, 25, Tola, Wls., signed a statement in which he said Sassanelli and Hinske invited him to Join them in a holdup of the the House subcommittee at hear- ings. They would be lookout posts for a new air defense system under which the country Is to be divided into eight large areas with an Air Force control center In each area. Air Force commanders would have charge of intercepter plane squadrons and Army antiaircraft artillery In. each of the areas, and 'defense action defenso will be directed from the control centers. full the Farmers and Merchants bank at Weyauwega, Wis., Thursday. According to the statement, the men planned to overpower the watchman and employes, wait for the time lock to open, rob the bank and escape in the Chandler car. Then they would abandon the stol- en vehicle and switch to Hlnske's car to complete the getaway. Kjendalen held for a time as a material witness, but was re- leased after promising authorities he would remain in the area and aid in the investigation. Methodist Bishop Hits Arrests in Bulgaria Geneva, Switzerland odist Bishop Paul N. Garber said today the arrest of 15 Protestant churchmen In Bulgaria on treason and espionage charges was a deli- berate violation of religious freedom guaranteed by the Bulgarian con- stitution. Dr. Garber, former dean of the Duke university divinity school and the resident'bishop of Europe, and two prominent workers in the World Council of Churches were included in the list of alleged "contacts." Coal Mines Closed For Lewis Birthday Pittsburgh The coal miners honor John L. Lewis to- day on his 69th birthday. All mines in western Pennsylvania are closed for the occasion. There will be little production loss, how- since most bituminous coal 'shafts operate on a five-day week and are idle Saturday. Anthracite mines, too, arc shut. The United Mine Workers' presl- .Ol'" The Air Force would have responsibility for defending country from air attacks. Subcom- mittee Chairman Durham (D.-N. C.) told reporters, and would use also the radar warning equipment now being operated by the Navy. The warning net program, Dur- ham added, includes four special picket vessels, which the Navy will operate far out at sea to extend the coverage of the land base warn- ing stations. The legislation also would allow the Air Force to establish warning stations outside of this country, but Air Force officers declined to say publicly where these stations may be located. New Charges Filed Against Ex-Convict Rhinelander, Wls. A 33- year-old ex-convict was snowed un- der a host of new charges yester- day in connection with a gun battle last October In which he and two police officers were wounded. He is Jerome B. Stratz of Osh- kosh, who already was awaiting cir- cuit court trial on a charge of assault with intent to kill Clifford Guilday, Oneida county traffic of- ficer. Yesterday he was arraigned and had a preliminary hearing on charges of assault with intent to his church for central and southern kill Police Officer Robert P. Caber; assault with intent to do great bod- ily harm to Patrolman Gaylord Brown; carrying a concealed weap- on and being a six-time repeat vio- lator. The charges all grew out of a gun battle which took place when Guilday attempted to question Stratz about a stolen car. Judge H. F. Steele, who heard pre- liminary hearing, bound Stratz over to the upper branch of county court for trial on the new counts. Woman Killed When Auto Hits Tree Eau Claire, Wis. Mrs. Nl- chell Peterson, about 30, was killed dent is vacationing in Florida. instantly last night when the car Observance of Lewis' birthday as ajin which she was riding left the legal miner holiday was and struck a tree on tho at the U.M.W. convention last outskirts.   

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