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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              WEATHER Cloudy, Warmer FRIDAY IS DOLLAR DAY IN WINONA VOLUME 49, NO. 1 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 17, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY Park Sites for City Wells D TakcPostOfficeOutof Politics, Hoover Commission Requests Hoover commission said today the Post Office department should be taken out of politics. The postmaster general, It said, should not be allowed to head a national political committee and the postmasters throughout the country should be career men chosen from within the postal service and not subject to confirmation by the Senate. These were the highlights of a report to Congress by the 12-member commission Congress cre- ated last year to report on organization of the executive branch of the government. Former Presl- _________ ______.______________________________------dent Herbert Hoover is chairman. The report on the postoffice de- partment was the fourth of more than 15 due to reach Congress by March 13. Things Wrong These eight things were listed by the commission under the heading of "What Is wrong with the post A. The ...___ administrative structure is obsolete and overcentralized. B. A maze of outmoded laws, re- 'gulations and traditions freezes progress and stifles proper admin- istration. C. The post office "lacks the free- dom j good and" flexibility essential business operation." to E. The subsidies. Mrs. Ann Payer Jones of Pittsburgh embraces her 18-month-old daughter, Bonita, as she stopped in Chicago overnight en route from Macomb, 111., to her home. She was reunited with the baby yester- day, almost a year after the child was kidnaped. An itinerant mis- sion worker is charged with the kidnaping. (Story on Page 5.) (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) D. Rates not kept pace with wages and other costs, and rate- making machinery is inadequate. service is used to hide F. Political appointment of first, Europe Seeks Pledge Of U. S. Military Aid be" remedied only by strong and courageous action." Remedies to Correct The commission offered these remedies to correct the fault: it found: The postmaster general continue as a cabinet member ap- pointed by'the President and con- By John M. jay jumi nigiikuwer European nations were reported still hopeful today of obtaining American agreement to some open promise of military support in the proposed North Atlantic secur- ity treaty. ijicnvjr. Diplomatic informants predicted that when the Europeans next meet with Secretary of State Acheson they will again press The Alsops Situation Critical in Far East ID utACiiae wi vfvj >jg flppOlIl__ clearest possible statement of unity by the Senate as director of the forces of the west against any cj posts. He would be the operating head of the postoffice. The post- future aggressor. They are expected Acheson some reference at least to the possibility of military action by all of the members of the security, organization in event of an attack. Other Action Asked It is understood that, provided the "military" reference was subor- dinate to other kinds of action along diplomatic and political lines, Sen- By Joseph Alsop ator Vandenberg (R.-Mich.) would the vantage point ao personal objection to the of this old. Indomitable city, it is wording. clear that the world crisis is enter- Ing a new phase. In Europe, the to be with the idea that treaty chief scene of Soviet aggression since the end of the war, an un- easy stalemate is being reached. But the attack Is meanwhile shifting to the vast colonial area which Is the vul- nerable flank of the western world. As the disastrous developments in China and Indonesia suggest only too clearly, the Jirst center of this new attack is the Far East. But China and Indonesia are by no means the whole story. What is going forward in the Far East is nothing less than a Soviet land drive toward Australia in many ways comparable by sea. to the Japanese drive China being lost, the decisive area In this struggle will be to the south- ward. The outlook is nowhere good, In Indo-Chlna. the French have thus far failed miserably to deal with the communist regime of Ho Chi Minh. Being unwilling to make convincing concessions to Indo- Chinese nationalism, or to convince by sufficient force, they have mere- >ly.. wasted men and treasure, London urgently warned Paris to get on with the .points ing out that the jig will be up if and when Chinese communists con- trol the other side of the border from Ho Chi Minh's forces. IN MALAYA, the British having serious trouble with small but elusive groups of communist uut v onice in uie soutn siae ricKru guerrillas. And in Burma, the situa- distrlct. He was shot once in the tion is worst of all. The primitive rf ht Karens from the hills are giving Andrew c a drubbing to the forces of the of defectives Incompetent, frivolous and corrupt fumace Rangoon government. Only one mer _ Rangoon leader of any consequence, Thakin Nu, remains unmurdered. .limit 111 AHA, All Two factions of communists are in been aitnougn v the field. And if the present an- found m Bennetfs pockets.- archy continues, the communists, being the only organized element, must win in the end. 01 Jyesterday to visit her sister and yet, no comparable Soviet not retum home nearly drive has begun in the Middle East, jnjdnlght. She said her husband (Continued on Page 4, Column L) had maintained the office at 3457 on this point. They are seeking to include in the defense clause of the treaty the Bill to Outlaw Closed Shop In State Asked Senate Rejects Move to Repeal Lien Law By Adolph Johnson St. Paul Six senators took a one-two punch at the closed shop today. Three of them introduced a bill to outlaw the closed shop by legisla- tive act. Three others offered a pro- posal to do the same thing by amending the constitution. Authors of the first bill are Sen- ators A. O. Sletvold, Detroit Lakes, William Dietz, Montgomery, and J. A. Simonson, Litchfield. Sponsors of the second are Senators Karl Ixeu- meier, Stillwater, A. R. Johanson, Wheaton, and R. B. Goodhue, Den- nison. The same men have been active on similar legislation at pre- vious sessions. Senator Sletvold said his bill is modeled after a North Carolina law recently unheld by the United States Supreme court. Would Permit Damages The bill would set up as public second and third class postmasters and certain other officials produces bm WOU1Q set up as puonc inefficiency "and militates against poiicy tnat "the right of a person the incentives of promotion." work not be denied or G, Methods of budgeting, account- abridged on account of membership ing and appropriation are unsulted or non-membership in any labor to a business of the size and union or labor organization or as- character of the postal service. H. Recurring annual operating de- ficits have been caused by clr- Board Told To Use Other Locations Need for Additional Water Explained By William P. Brown One Of The Army's huge rotary snowplows bites into the snow clogging highway 212, just outside Faith, S. D., as gale winds added to the west's "worst piling up huge drifts in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho and the Dakotas. New Snowf Floods Strand Thousands sociation. It calls closed shop agreements "combinations or conspiracies" In cumstances "mostly beyond the con- restraint of trade. The measure trol" of the department "and can would make It Illegal to require! anyone to become or remain a union) member as a condition of employ- jment or to require any worker to 'pay dues to a union. The bill also contains a provision under which anyone who suffers! should through any of the acts outlawed could recover damages. Under the Neumeier proposal, a pumieu. uy WIG under uue iicunicici firmed by the Senate, but should closed shop ban would be written not be an official of a political into the constitution If It were ap- party. (The present postmaster gen eral, Jesse M. Donaldson, is a career postal official and is not head of a political party. Some 'of his pre- decessors have been chairmen of the Democratic and Republican national committees.) An experienced executive, prefer- ably chosen from the service, should appointed by the President and proved by voters at the 1950 gen- eral election. He said its language was upheld by the supreme court in a Nebraska case. Lien Law Repeal Rejected The conservative majority In the house Wednesday beat down a coalition move to repeal the old Jj. Dr. weizmann, a pro-westeruei age lien law, enacted during Harold and outspokenjy anti-Russian, will first term as governor. be inaugurated with pomp Representative Loren Rutter, Kin- and ceremony in the Jewish agency brought the measure to the bulldlng near the old walled city. to urge on master general would determine de- Vandenberg's concern is reported conform strictly to the spirit of the United Nations charter In :whlch military action is listed as the last of many steps to be taken In stopping or preventing an ag- gression. The senator's position is important because of his leadership among Republicans on foreign poli- cy. Acheson himself Indicated yes- terday that the problem is largely one of wording rather than a ques- tion of intent. He told a news conference that there are no real differences be- tween himself and Senate leaders! "in regard to the objectives which this government is seeking to ac- complish." Inaugural Speech Cited He fljen -cited President Truman's inaugural speech. In it Mr. Truman declared the purpose of the alliance is to discourage any future aggres- sor by confronting him with the certainty that If he attacked he would be met with "overwhelming force." The major difficulty In making a completely explicit statement of this purpose In the treaty arises, officials say, from the constitutional pro- vision that only Congress has the power to declare war. Chicago Physician Beaten to Death partmental and public policies. jfnvoy Named To Pakistan Washington President Truman today nominated H. Merle Cochran, veteran career diplomat, to be ambassador to Pakistan. Cochran Is United States re- presentative on the United Na- tions commission for Indonesia and Is now in Batavia, Java, The State department said he will go to his new post at Kar- achi as soon as conditions in Indonesia warrant. Dr. Weizmann Takes Over As Israel Chief Chaim Welz- Food and Fuel Shortages Serious In Wyoming By The Associated Press Mountainous snows and flood wat- ers in some areas of the storm- stricken West Isolated several com- munities today, stranding thousands U. S. Won't Abandon Japan If War Comes Washington States doesn't Intend of persons. Food and fuel shortages in some of the snowbound Wyoming townsij became more acute. The misery ofTl__ ranch families mounted. At The United to abandon Japan to Russia in case war should come, Secretary of the Army Royall says. He made his point clear yesterday in a news conference at which he flatly denied ever having said other- wise. idozen head small towns in the and several were nrna ea o state 000 years marooned. Residents declared an a since last May, when Israel pro- claimed its independence as the British gave up their 25-year man- date over Palestine. Dr. Weizmann, a pro-westerner floor after the house welfare com- mittee voted 11 to 8 to kill It. What ensued was the hottest debate of the session, with 11 conservatives joining the 44 representatives usual- ly counted in the liberal bloc. The was 72 to 55 against final vote repeal. Representative Rutter termed the lien law "vicious" and and Representative A. C. Wanvick of Duluth pointed out that a bill now would having deny such pending in congress federal aid to states lien laws. Representative Howard Ottinger, Chaska, chairman of the welfare group, said a survey he made show- ed 73 county welfare boards in favor of retaining the law while only seven wanted its repeal. Among the conservatives voting for repeal was Representative Carl D'Aquila of Hibbing. building The old city is still held by Arab legion forces as an aftermath of the fierce fighting that accompanied the birth pains of the new nation. The swearing in will take place before the 120-man assembly which last night chose Dr. Weizmann on the first ballot, after adopting a new constitution. Twelve members of the assembly, representing symbolically the 12 lost tribes of Biblical Israel, are to escort him from his home in Reho- vot to the flag-lined streets of Jeru- salem. informal "state of and private and Army pilots flew food into the area. Flood waters in Pysht valley on the Olympic peninsula isolated five northwestern Washington commu- nities. Several other towns were threatened. Snow slides roared into Pacific northwest mountain passes, impeding rail and road travel across Washington. Mining Town Isolated For the second time in a week the mining town of Burke In northern Idaho was isolated by a slide which cut its only road to the outside. A landslide L Wash., killed a-------------- Flood waters spilled over 20 blocks in the community of Planes in Port Angeles, woman last night. base planned to fly food and mail to some of the isolated Washington saiem. towns, me coaauii jn-e cabinet ana some inwuiiui-cia After being sworn to and deliver- under four feet of water in some fled tnere iate last month. They ing a brief acceptance speech, Dr. piaces. hoped to set up a refugee capital Weizmann is expected to designate! Generally, weather over most of south and hold the next Weizmann is expected to designate! Generally, weather over most of south and David Ben-Gurion, prime ralnisterithe western blizzard states was fair y meeting there. of the provisional government, to yesterday but new falls of snow- and for form a new government. Ben-Gur ion is the leader of the Mapai Labor party which holds 44 seats, the larg- est bloc, in the assembly. Chicago (ff) The brutally beaten body of Dr. Albert J. Ben- nett, 71-year-old physician, was are jound last by on room floor o{ apartment and office the Negro Andrew C. Aitken, deputy chief said a bloodstained bar and a ham- tape were found near the physician's body. Aitken said the motive may have although was told said Bennet's wife, Doris, him she had left home Indiana avenue for 24 years. jrcaucAuajr _ _ strong winds appeared headed for storm-battered Wyoming, the Da- kotas and Nebraska. Temperatures moderated yesterday and there were no heavy snowfalls. But strong winds whipped across the isolated sections of Wyoming for the 13th MU- lar transportation for four days. Between 150 and 175 interstate trucks were held up In Wyoming be- cause of a gasoline shortage caused a conference with re- porters. Later, stories from Tokyo not carried by The Associated Press __ quoted a high level authority, since Identified as Royall, as saying American forces would pull out of Japan in the event of an attack. China Plans Yuan Session At Nanking Nanking War shy legisla- wat suy community of IO.BOU. e lanes tors crept back to the capital today (City Engineer Carl W. Frank said the Port Angeles coast guard for a Yuan session later this month, a block) in the vicinity of the well. ------j ._ Irom canton were among Such city-owned sites are rare, ex- early registrants. Premier Sun Fo, cept for the parks, and it would be P TlllTVVIft ft RlfH. some o e soae earjy regsrans. remer un towns. The coastal highway was the cabinet and some lawmakers expensive to purchase such a site. wants been pictured." Sun re- By Adolph Bremer The board of municipal works, faced with the assignment of find- ing a new well site immediately, got a flat rejection from the park board Wednesday afternoon to the propo- sal that either the first or third ward parks be considered as the site. Park Board President C. W. Sie- brecht, answering the inquiry from the water board, declared: "I am definitely against it, and I believe I can speak also for the oth- ers (park board commissioners) present. We haven't got much left to the way of parks In the city. The fourth ward .park is gone, and we gave up about a quarter of the third for a playground. "Our board was created to protect these parks, to keep them for what they were intended for." Other Sites Suggested However, he had numerous sug- gestions for than ths park board's prize parks, and indi- cated that the board would have no objection to a well res- ervoir on the south side of the lake opposite Huff street or off the end, of Clark's lane. The park board president's closed- door statement on the downtown parks came in answer to a statement and question from William P. Brown, president of the board of municipal works, commonly known as tho water board. It was at a city build- ing meeting attended by the mayor, park board members, water board members, city councilmen and oth- er city officials. Mr. Brown, presiding at the meet- ing, began by telling that there is an Immediate need for an additional water supply and that it is unlikely UK. that Levee park, which now accom- When Royall visited Japan recent- modates five wells, could take an- other. Mnrt Be Isolated A well site must be approved by the state department of health, said Mr. Brown, and it must be Isolated from sewers and contamination. If the park board would give per- mission for a well in a park and if a test well there produced an ade- quate amount of good water, then "we could build a fancy said Mr. Brown ia arguing for park site. He indicated these advantages to a well in either the first or third ward parks: 1. It would be reasonably close to the pumping station at the foot of Johnson street. Should the city ever undertake water softening, it would be relatively inexpensive to return the water from that well to the pumping station for the softening treatment. 2. A large area must be controlled Wants Long-Range Plan UIWM Mr- Brown said that the next interest In securing a site for a new Tr.pprinc- rnpi-c well was part of its scheme for de- Ct President LI Tsung- veloping a long-range plan for the BUt aBt Saving Nanking. He city watersystem. Said he, "One of the rr He C1V ayoociAU aaiu nc, yuan the main essentials of a city is good nr KonmnTv water and plenty of it. Up to---- todav thT-'split" we've Just been patching the water UI "not as seri- K's Dot a W IA is not as sen _-------lt_ _. Qur sJze We need 1 OUU. I. "TJ report- a long-range plan." Ajl repul _ ,.aj -r.00, He cited the need, in addition the supply in reservoirs and by the tained drifted roads. Many con- valuable shipments. jmorea as us AMI speaking to the asseml Sun quits. he asserted, "We want A Li blessed but unofficial Shang- with our ai peace delegation is in president Slel i AiU to talk with the communists. There made were no reports from there today. The seven-week lull in the actual fighting continued. Pope May Create 14 New Cardinals Next Month By Frank Brntto Vatican reports that Pope Pius xn will create new cardinals to fill 14 vacancies in the sacred coUege were revived today by news of a secret consistory to be held next rnonth Vatican sources said the consistory will be convoked to get final approval of the cardinals on the proposed canonization of Jean de French founder of the Daughters of the Blessed Virgin ___ ____ .11--, fVift Tlanorh- LesLOlLQac. rrciiwi j.uuuAAt4. Mary, and Maria Giuseppe Rossello, Italian founder of the Daugh- ters of Our Lady of Mercy. publication in the paper Osservatore An Armed Marine Military policeman (unidentified) guards a government truck in Philadelphia, Pa., today used to haul Marine Quartermaster employes to and from work during the transit-taxi strike. Armed guards were placed on all service trucks following several Instances where roving bands of men attacked motorists, accused of transporting people for pay. The woman passenger entering the truck is a Quartermaster employe (unidentified) and Is boarding the vehicle In center city. (AJ. Wirephoto to The Some Vatican sources thought the Pontift might take this occasion I to present new nominations to the college the first step before their Vatican news- _________ Romano and summoning of the prelates to a con- sistory to get their red hats. There are now 56 cardinals, in- cluding Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, who is under sentence of lite impris- onment by a Hungarian court. Fourteen cardinals have died since January 1946. Thirty-seven have died in the ten-year reign of the present Pope. Three years ago tomorrow, the Pontiff created 32 new cardinals to build up the membership of the college, which then had fallen to a record low of 38. If the Pope should present nom- inations for the college next month, Vatican sources say it would be pos- sible to hold a cardinalitial consis- tory at Easter time, April 17. The Vatican sources also point to the fact that the Pontiff's own golden jubilee as a priest is April 2. President Slebrecht had numerous suggestions for (Continued on Page 16, Column 2.) NEW WELLS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity. Partly cloudy and much wanner tonight; low 16. Friday cloudy and warmer with some snow likely and turning colder in the late afternoon and night; high during the day 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 29; minimum, 5; noon, 29; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Free, Bemidji Chicago Denver Des Moines.......32 Duluth 10 2 -20 34 H 54 29 11 International Palls 1 -16 Kansas City....... 39 29 Los Angeles........76 46 Miami 76 66 Mpls.-St. Paul.....20 4 New Orleans ......70 53 New York .........48 36 Seattle ............50 41 Phoenix ...........72 36 Washington .......58 38- .29 .33 1.77   

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