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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              MILD TONIGHT AND SATURDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 14 SUPPORT YOUR WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 4, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Minnesota Has Seen Many improvements in its years, but the art of kissing was pretty well perfected back in territorial days a century ago. Here the Centennial citizen, Horace Farnham, 96, demonstrates with the help of Centennial Queen Mary Durey at Minneapolis. The occasion was_last night's Establishment day ban- quet. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Russian Mission Quits Frankfurt Yank Reaches Canton After Escaping From French Foreign Legion By James Flood Canton, ised the ship at San Remo, Italy, Fat-'on July 2, 1947, he said. The sailor said he hoped to catch it at Nice, rick Ryan, 24, U. S. Navy sailor rushed there only to missing for 19 months from his be picked up by French Foreign Louis Johnson Named New Defense Chief Sawyer May Be Next to Leave Truman Cabinet By Elton C. Fay Washington UP) Louis A. Johnson, picked to head the quar- relsome military establishment, bs handed more authority than his predecessor had. President Truman, who announc- ed yesterday that Johnson will re- place Secretary of Defense Forres- tal at the end of this month, is ex- pected to ask Congress to give more power to the new defense chief. Johnson, 58-year-old West Vir- ginian, has served in the past as assistant secretary of war. His ca- reer includes a term as national commander of the American Le- gion, years of practicing law, and experience as. a money raiser in Mr. Truman's election campaign last year. A more powerful secretary of de- fense was the main theme of the Hoover commission's recent report on reorganization of the Depart- ment of Defense. Forrestal had made similar proposals in the past, Mr. Truman told his news con-1 ference yesterday that he thought! all the recommendations offered! by the is head-! ed, by former President Herbert! Hoover were very good. Soviets Expel U. S. Graves Checking Unit Bathtubs Found Full of Water, House in Disorder Norway Links Defenses With West Washington Nor- way officially linked Its defenses with the North Atlantic democracies today over Russia's vehement ob- Retiring Secretary of Defense Forrestal, left, and Colonel Louis A. Johnson, the man President Truman has designated to succeed him, pose at the White House door in Washington, D. C., after a conference with the President today. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) misslng for 19 monuis irom ms be picked up by French Foreign Tne president "named no 'specific ship in the Mediterranean, military police and ques- Out he did say he planned charged he was shanghaied Into tioned. to let'congress know his ideas on Eisenhower Asks Teeth In Army-Navy Unification By Brack Curry Frankfurt, angry Russian soldiers ran down the red flag over the Russian re- patriation mission headquarters to- day and roared off to the Soviet zone of Germany In a motor convoy. The Russians were grim-faced as they left the building in which they had been blockaded for two days by American military police. One Russian truck driver spat at an American girl bystander as he left the mission grounds. The siege of the big yellow house finally forced Russian headquarters In Berlin to order the mission to i comply with American orders to leave the U. S. occupation zone. But Russian authorities struck back quickly. They ordered the tr S. graves registration men to leave the Soviet zone at once. A grave search unit of four U. S. soldiers arrived in Berlin from the Soviet zone last night under escort of a Russian officer. Two other Ameri- cans were in Berlin voluntarily on a holiday when the Russian -order jectlons. Norwegian the French Foreign Legion. Ryan, who gave his address as Huntington, Pa., said he was brought halfway around the world to fight the Viet-Namese in Indo- Chlna before he managed to escape. He said it took him five months on foot and by river boat to reach Canton. He was being treated at it hospital for malnutrition and Jungle ulcers on orders from the American consul. The American charged In an In- terview that he was one of several Americans being held against their will in the French Foreign Legion. Ryan said he was a seaman aboard the U. S. Dickson. He mis-1 "I spoke no French and they no he said. "So we talked in German which I picked up dur- ing the war. "That was my Ryan continued. "They refused to be- lieve I was an American and threw me in a military The American said he wrote sev- eral letters to the U. S. ambass- ador in Paris but received no re- the matter in a few days. Senators who must confirm John- son's nomination expressed regret at the retirement of Forrestal, but gave no indication of any opposi- tion to his successor. Democrats generally applauded the appoint- ment. Sawyer May Be Next to Leave Cabinet plies. Two weeks later, he went on, to the Foreign New Dwight D. Eisenhower has called for a listed men, two American civilians revision of the armed forces unification act to give the secretary of and several Interpreters, defense more authority over the three Army, Navy and! By John Scali Cut Warns Mentally-Ill Needing Care Considers Program No. 1 Problem For Legislature, St. Paul Governor Luther Youngdahl said today that the rise and fall In the commodity market or the stock exchange Is not going to determine whether Minnesota should properly care for its Ambassador Wilhelm was issued. The graves D____ registration tffilt, which has its headquarters in Ber- Air Force. orce. He said last night that plans for an effective unified armed forces law have been opposed by "an intrenched bureaucracy who felt that if civilian watched over their activities they would lose those vested By Jack Bell Washington Secretary of Commerce Sawyer today moved in-1 top billing in speculation about! he was sent Phi Dells Fight U. of W. Plan to House rights that them." were so precious to The Alsops Three Of Russians 'zed Analy; By Joseph AIsop Washing-ton The scene was a rather bleak government office in Belgrade. The speaker was a high Yugoslav official, who had worked intimately with Molotov. His subject was the unpleasant sit- uation of any small country In the no man's land of the world struggle between the Soviet Em- pire and the West. He spoke almost wistfully, as many Euro- peans will, of the desirability of a "settlement" between Moscow and Washington. Fear of Western aggression, he said, was the whole mainspring of Russian policy. From personal ex perience, he emphatically des cribed Molotov as genuinely afraid that the United States would attack Russia. To reduce the conversation toj practical terms, he was asked one or two questions. In order to ach- ieve the mood described, must not Molotov have ignored all the visi- ble facts of the first two postwar years, when Washington went so far to appease Moscow? In truth, must not the Soviet foreign minis- ter slmplv formulate his theories by combining rigid Marxist theo- logy with his own knowledge of what the Politburo would do with American resources at Its dispo- sal? The Yugoslav laughed and nodded. THEN HE WAS asked, what will calm these Soviet fears? Would Africa. He said once he managed to con- tact the American legation In Tan- by mail from a legion post .jrocco. The legation, he said, him by letter that he would [be released in about two weeks. But before his release could be effected, Ryan said, the French shipped him off to a post deep in the Sahara, where he trained as paratrooper. Sent To Indochina After training, Ryan said he was sent to Indo-China at a post near the Chinese border. "Finally on October. 10, Ryan related, "I was put on night guard. Four of my friends backed out of the escape plan. They knew if they were caught by either side it meant they would be beheaded." Ryan said he and two others, a Czech and a German (both now in ceed James Forrestal as secretary of defense. An administratlonjleutenaat said Theta, if President more changes, Sawyer may Eisenhower is on leave as presi- dent of Columbia university to head talks of the Joint chiefs of staff. Speaking before the New York City Bar association, he said the present unification law was couch- ed in "wishy-washy" terms. While lit does not make unification im- possible, he said, it "certainly Madison, Wis. Phi it difficult. The Russian repatriation mission had been sealed in then- quarters for two days by a "little blockade" im- posed by the U. S. Army after they failed to heed an order from Gen- eral Lucius D. Clay to leave the American zone by March 1. Clay said they had no reason to remain as the return of displaced persons to Russia had dwindled to almost nothing. The Russians protested that the order to leave was a violation of the Yalta and Teheran agreements a Canton Jail) made a dash through the jungle for the Chinese border. After narrow escapes and getting lost they finally made their way into China. _ Chinese customs men picked them up, Ryan said, U. S. Naval authorities here me pull out. But it was em- phasized that there may be no cab- inet shifts in the near future. The President's assurance at yes- terday's White House news con- ference that the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force are going to keep their Jobs quieted one ru- mor concerning Sawyer's post. There had been talk of Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan as a possible successor to Sawyer. But administration insiders who asked to remain anonymous said this Idea has been dropped. The President's statement also killed off at least temporarily speculation that both Secretary of Army Kenneth C. Royall and Secre- tary of the Air Force W. Stuart Symington might be on the way to the university foundation "with- out a fight to the end." Notified that the property Is needed for construction plans under a proposed campus ex- pansion project, the fraternity re- sponded by refusing to move until provided with a new house on a location as desirable as its presen' site. out. There were some around Mr. Tru- man, however, who said privately that Royall's tenure may not be too long. The same persons said Sym- ,ington had made his peace with thr [White House and could look for 'ward to a lengthy stay. but their protest was rejected by the U. S. State department. The trucks which were in the Russian convoy were crammed with worn-out spare tires, battered gaso- line drums and trunks. After they left, reporters found the building In utter disorder. Munthe de Morgenstieme visited the State department this morning to add his country for the first time to the list of nations drawing up a tight defense alliance against com- munist expansion. The Norwegian government's for- mal acceptance of an invitation to join In the final stages of the ne- gotiations came yesterday. Simul- taneously Norway was reported to have turned down a nonaggression pact which would have tied its fu- ture to Russia. The nations already at work on the North Atlantic treaty are the United States, Canada, Britain France, Belgium, Holland and Lux- embourg. State department officials wel- comed Norway's decision to Join up as a significant cold-war victory over Russia, one which is bound to increase the effectiveness of the North Atlantic grouping. Denmark, following Norway's lead, said last night that it, too, would like to Join the treaty talk. That leaves Sweden the only "neutral" among the Scandinavian countries which control the approaches to the Baltic sea. The Norwegian Storting (parlia- ment) overwhelmingly approved Norway's decision to turn to the west for security in a secret ses- sion yesterday. Morgenstieme said the only opposition came from the 11 communist members. Norway's entry Is jxpected to speed a decision on whether to try extending the defense ring south- ward. Both the Italian and Portu- guese governments have expressed Interest in Joining the alliance. P. D. Beaulieu Dead at Austin mentally ill patients. The governor replied to those who have suggested his mental health he considers his No. 1 problem before the legislature, be cut down, because prices of some of the items which Minne- sota produces have declined and that business has slowed up. In an address prepared for de- livery over a radio network today, Governor Youngdahl said: "The people of Minnesota, in every mall that comes to our office, in public gatherings, and the expres- sions of individual citizens alike, Indicating that they want a new program adopted which will give our mentally ill the Improved care and treatment this program offers. "Members of the legislature re- flect this general desire. Nearly all, I think, agree the new program must be adopted. Few Question Only a small number have raised any question about the program. "The civilian in charge of the unified he said, "was not given full authority to accom- plish what he wished to be DU11Qlng m ullXL and even sound technical advice g Anny cut off gas, was denied him." electricity and water from the bulM- The resignation of James V. For-j beginning of the blockade, restal, the first secretary for de- Colonel sterling Wood, _ fense, was accepted yesterday by President Truman. Eisenhower said he thinks a military budget is not excessive under present world con- CAV-CaOJ. V. 'The Greek, letter, oration, to sell its'international situation with "doubt, he said. social Wisconsin, was SSasSSs. vice-no matter how humble he may president in charge of business and finance, said officials would try to negotiate with the Phi Delts and rule for condemnation proceedings to secure the property only as a last resort. Randolph R. Conners, Phil Delta Theta alumni and counsel, said: "It is outrageous for the univer- sity to expect the fraternity to go out on the market now with high !uuilding costs and sales charges. We However, Colonel Sterling Wood, Frankfurt provost marshal, report- ed the bathtubs In the 24-room house were almost full of water, In- dicating they had expected the wa- ter to be shut off when they over- stayed the U. S. deadline. Before the Russians were allowed to leave, every piece of their lug- gage was searched for any pictures they might have taken of the M P.'s who guarded the building for two days A few persons have asked whether part of this program could not delayed. Some have suggested that the improved program be installed in a few of the hospitals only, or that the lunds requested for the program be reduced In some other arbitrary fashion. "I know that members of the legislature must consider economic conditions and. where possible defer in times of. stress those expenditure! which can be postponed without hardship. "I would like to suggest that appropriation proposed for the of the mentally 111 Is not one of those requests which can or should be reduced. The budget was formu- lated after careful study by spe- cialists in this field and minimum requirements." Governor Youngdahl emphasized that "we are 'dealing In human lives" and that there are many mea and women In the mental hospitals who could be restored to health with proper treatment. Others, he added, could be Improved materially and "the lots of nearly all made happier and more pleasant." 100 Sleeping In Attic The governor told how he has seen 100 men and women sleeping in an attic in one of the state hos- m H.I1 m Austin, Minn. Wl D- pitals, so closely crowded together Beaulieu, 65, Austin banker and onfi patlent could reach out Jsealllieu, oa, civic leader and former resident 01 and touch next- ,34nr4 O t1. TlIK Ol 4-1 cvc ea Mankato, died today at his home o a heart ailment. Beaulieu was chairman of the board of the Austin state bank. He had been president from 1932 un- til January 1 this year. Before com- UU Help available In the hospitals DM been so little some times, even a dying patient could not have a con- stant attendant, he pointed out. "Greatest tragedy of all Is to rows upon rows of men and women, til January i inis yeai. upon rows ol men ana women, ing to Austin in 1932, Beaulieu whom couid be restored Ol Wie i___iii_ rm ng cashier and vice-president of the National Citizens Bank at Man- e was past president of the Austin water and light board and for a number of years was chair- man of the Mower county Repub- lican committee. Surviving him are his widow, and two sons, Richard and Robert, both of St. Paul. Funeral services will be at a. m. Monday. U. o. A> cu IcilKL-iiy aUay. ULillUlllf> 0 have issued instructions that Ryan jjoyau told reporters he wants to! couldn't possibly finance it. There be turned over to the commander return to iaw practice in any other houses available of the U. S. Navy in the Philip-jboro N c "Whenever I can even remotely approach ours, pines'-as soon as practicable. m good conscience." jwe w XTnirrr Via c US fl. Q.G" rrTHf a! Navy has Ryan listed serter. Sawyer's chief difficulties said to stem from a brush with Mendota Hospital Patient Killed By Passing Train The badly- Madison, Wis. mangled body of Harold Hilton, 48, a patient at Mendota State hos- pital, was found today alongside railroad tracks about a half mile from the institution. Dr. David At- wood, Dane county cornoner, said Democratic national committee of- ficials aver finances during the campaign. He was said to have been too busy at one point to see National Chair- man J. Howard McGrath and Col- onel Johnson, who headed the cam- paign finance committee. There were Indications, however, that Sawyer later contributed and that he did some work in Ohio for Mr. Truman. Forrestal said4-in his letter of resignation which will become effective March 31 that he want- ed to quit because of "urgent per- will fight this move, through were courts If necessary, to the very end." The foundation planned a center for group and sectional" meetings, adult education assemblies, convoca- tions and conventions on the loca- tion. Atwafer Kent Dies Unexpectedly Hollywood Atwater Keift, retired radio manufacturer, philan- thropist and famous Hollywood par- wood, Dane county cornoner, saiu tQ because of "urgent per- thropist and famous Hilton apparently was struck by a sona] considerations" about which! ty giver, died today, mall train which passes througH, mnken to the President., So was 76. the area. He made no other state-1 ment as to cause of death. had spoken to the President, Truman said Hilton, a n 1J! tt calm these Soviet fears? Would, Janesvillei Milwaukee and Be- not this -appeasement entail giving the hospital last July. awa so many vital strategic Po-. ltn who had 4.. i in accepting, :ause of dea.h. "reluctantly." The Presi- former newspaperman hedia so remy away so many vital strategic sltions that the Soviet Union could i safely begin the career of aggres- sion now imputed to the United; States? And if the Politburo were Sus enabled by a delusive "set- to expand the Sovie said Hilton, who had ted certain privlieges and under strict supervision, dent added, however, that he had "less misgiving because I know you will be standing by to give advice and counsel as we go forward in the work of enhancing the national sphere by easy conquest would be the result? This time the UC1 f( fworktf Jt SfeStal was one of those ac- itaghiT release whenjcused of doing little to aid Mr. Tru- lovment was found for him. (man's re-election campaign. But the search of TheTea was told his news conference a Chicago! that the exchange of letters told the wouiu uc i-iiv Diooo was luuim on a (Continued on Page Column 3.) Western railway locomo- j truth about why Forrestal was leav- ALSOFS. v tive at Janesvule., Jtog- He was 76. Kent had been in poor health for more than a year, confined often to his mansion showplace on the highest hill of Bel-Air, one of southern California's most fashion- able residential districts. His physician, Dr. John G. Mac- Donald, said: "Last fall, Mr. Kent became ill with a virus infection. His death due to complications from a malignant condition'which has ex- isted for some time. "It was only recently that Jus condition became -i. ft U Shaded Areas In'This Map, along numerous rivers west of the Mississippi, are sections listed by the Cto Weather bureau as areas of "flood hazard." Virtually all are in states hard hit by excep- S winter. According to the Washington Weather bureau, these areas represent flood threats throughout the nation. (AP. .Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) M health, sitting idly on benches day after he said, "slowly de- teriorating beyond hope of recovery, all because our hospitals can not jrovide the care and treatment needed. "All considerations of humanity require that we move now as rapidly as we can to provide Improved acuities for these people. All con- siderations of humanity and econ- omy, too, require that we provide special treatment for all who can be restored to health or Improved. Some things in this state are more fundamental than profits and more deserving of our concern." Faced with this challenge, the 'overnor said, the increased funds needed for maintenance purposes 'or the new program amount to for the coming two years or only a year. This would defray the cost of increasing the number of employes from to about Increase salary levels for trained specialists, and Increase food allowances and all new facili- ties for treatment. Lois Andrews Gets Divorce Los An- drews, at 24. has ended her third marriage. She obtained a divorce from Actor Steve Brodle yesterday, charging ne drank and gambled excessively and used abusive language. Moreover, she said, "once he broke my nose. They were wed October 14, in Tijuana. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and mild tonight and Satur- day. Low tonight 32; high Satur- day 50. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the. hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 45; minimum, 34; noon, 45; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 8. 4   

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