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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1949, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 49, NO. 21 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 12, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Mediterranean Pact Alarms Russia The Alsops Senate Gag Rejected by 46-41 Vote Republican Senators Help Dixie Bloc to Victory By Edwin B. Haakinson Washington Southern sen- ators with Republican help saved the right to filibuster yesterday and administration leaders said the Truman civil rights program may be as good as defeated. Two showdown votes, both 46 to 41 in favor of the Dixie lawmakers, defeated administration efforts to gag debate with a rules change and left Senate leaders with a tough decision: Should they continue the fight and try to outlast the southerners in the current filibuster now in its] 12th day, or should they concede! defeat and get on with important bills like rent control and labor law changes now piling up? Whatever their decision. Presi- dent Truman's rights program seemed doomed. Democratic Lead-] er Lucas said that "in all' probability" anti-poll tax, (lynch and other such laws won't; 'jeven be brought up for a vote this' session. Last night's defeat knocked out] of the administration's hands main weapon against the Dixie I talkathon. By a 46 to 41 vote the Senate overruled Vice-President By Robert Hewetl [Barkley's decision that two thirds George VI submitted today to a successful the members could gag debate tion at Buckingham palace to restore the blood circulation of his ailing on a motion if they wanted, right leg.' Republican-Herald photo by Merritt Kelley SPRING and the little girl's fancy turns to thoughts of roller skates. Pictured above are four young ladies getting their pre-spring sunshine, exercise and color in their cheeks. They are, from left, Katie Kane, four, 512 West Broadway; Judith Louise Swanson, seven, 427 West Fifth street; Jane Heber- ling, eight, 257 Grand street, and Joan Kitt. 510 West Broadway. 'e Alsops X-V Congress Operation 0" King Opposes Termed Successful Mrs. MarceIJa Short, seated, and her son Ronald, 13, give way to tears when told another son, Rodney, ten, suffocated in an apartment house fire last night in Minneapolis. Rodney, ill with a cold, was home alone. His mother is a waitress. Mrs. James Lonergan and Gus Chorus, neighbors, seek to console the grieving pair. Fire damage was nominal. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) New Taxes By Stewart Alsop since the war ended has there been such wide-! spread fear of coming economic' tion' cutting a small nerve center near the spine that controls the blood Nine royal doctors issued a bulletin after the operation, declaring: "His majesty's condition, is entirely satisfactory." Professor J. R. Learmonth, Edinburgh surgeon, performed the opera- storms. This fear has already had two important political consequen- ces. One is that President Truman's snti-inflation program is already] sunk virtually without trace. No-, body believes any longer that the' Congress will grant the President! the stand-by price and allocation controls he has demanded. A sec- ond consequence is that the Pres- ident will be lucky to get more than a fraction of his proposed four billion dollars in new taxes, The curious fact is that the gov- ernment economists, peering into their crystal balls and poring over their statistics, find remarkably lit- tle solid, factual evidence to sup- port these fears for the future. The economists months of 1949 with ths of 1948, and find a very ilar pattern. In January and Feb-, ruary of 1948, there was a off, a slowing- up of the boom, jbase said. But it proved strictly temporary.] The plane landed Big Bomber Goes Miles Nonstop flow to the right leg and foot. The operation was performed in' The rules change which both southerners and Senate leaders de- scribed as an opening wedge for civil rights bills would make of- i Boy, 10, Dies j2-Week Coal Strike In Minneapolis Called by John Lewis Apartment Fire By Harold W. Ward two-week coal shutdown will start in the East Monday as John L. Lewis' latest protest against President Truman's selection of James Boyd as Bureau of Mines director. Lewis' announcement yesterday stirred swift demands in Congress Minneapolis Trapped In bed, oj to keep a big club against major strikes in the impending labor law. ten-year-old boy died Friday in an But it caused little concern over' apartment house fire here that au- thorities believe may have been set, the loss of fuel. An abnormal. 45-day supply is The victim was Rodney hand; about tons of bitu-j minous coal. A 30-day backlog is! ficial the very ruling the Senatewho was sick and alone ]n a coal. A 3C voted against last night. It isi I considered normal, against the motion, to bring upj first-floor apartment when f lames Technically, Lewis described the (such a rules change that the south-1 raced through a three and one-half I walkout of about members a room of Buckingham have been talMng structure at 1118 the United Mine Workers east of which was converted into a Democratic Leader Lucas (D.-l _ tVl. Mississippi river as a "memorial" same room in which hinted broadly that g or mourning period per- mitted under his contract with coal 53-year-old monarch's first grand- Ration forces were ready to loop. so" Pr'nce Charles was born last' in order get at a list of! No one knew he was there until top-priority measures which have j searchers made a second trip rajl- ipiled up in the past 12 days. The king has suffered from faulty! But other high Democrats said blood circulation in both legs since Privately they understood Presi- November-an ailment that ____ Mr. Truman, (have required amputation of in Key West, Fla., de- Fort Worth, A B-35 iIeet if u had not been relieved. j dined any comment, super-bomber landed at Carswell! The royal doctors hoped the lumbar sympathect-'oaa" w .taiK over, oo dia the air base here at a. m. (CST) j permit the blood to southerners. And the Democratic today after more freely to the right summoned the Senate for compare the firstifllght, the longest ever made in had anno'unced last special Saturday session rtth the first mon- B36 The plane was not refueled in'that treatment since November had Wlth. filibuster officially still find a very sim-L, h t f ,i improved the circulation in his left running .ull blast. January and Feb- ght and had tvo hours Yesterday's meeting lasted ten left when it landed, Carswell airi and 41 minutes before the Carswell The operation is common, but not dangerous. I with fuel toj it was performed, it was up. and throughout the rest of the year !spare Decause of failure today explained, lest gangreAe develop and: But it didn't end until Demo- the boom roared on, breaking all records in employment, prices, pro- of the six engines. I make amputation necessary. tjJUj-j incut, ui w-1 n T i_ duction profits, and every other cat-1 Major John D. Bartlett, project The aflment is Known as throm egory. for B-36 training for angltls Moreover, the falling off thisiSeventh bombardment wing of the! Air Porce' dlrected theiSenator Humphrey's beginning of 1948. There is, of jfl'ght. which exceeded by 687 miles J 'Imnrnuirm' course, one important, and dis-the similar nonstop simulated improving HOn0lUlui S' D' H' H' Hum- .._. more than ,t did Ume lasdlnd ,.wnlch hc a "pink tea" effort to break iiumpnrej, jr., talk-fest. most critical period! Senator McGrath the cratic and Republican leaders had accused each other of scuttling the fight against civil rights. Lucas and Deputy Democratic Chief Myers of Pennsylvania put the blame on the 23 G.O.P. sena- tors who teamed up with 23 Dixie] Democrats to defeat the initial anti-filibuster move. through dense smoke to make cer- tain everyone had gone to safety. The boy was dead when a'n ambu- lance reached General hospital. Alone in Home His mother, Mrs. Marcella Short, separated from the boy's father, was at work as a waitress in a bar at the time. An older son, Ronnie, 13, had gone to the Y.M.C.A. to play. operators. Miners west of the Mississippi, in areas where the winter has been unusually severe, were not cailed out. Those who leave the pits Monday, the mine chief said, will be mourn- ing the miners killed and more than injured last year. The move was another in a long of Lewis attacks against the of Boyd, appointed to jthe post in March, 1947. Except for French Mourn Giraud's Death "Rodney had a cold Friday, so I j five months, he has been serving told him to stay home from the usual sal- and in Mrs. Short said. iary. Fire Chief George Lockhart esti- Lewis insists Boyd is not suited mated damage at for the post because he has never First alarm was sent in at p. I actually worked in the mines. But Boyd's backers claim the director, m. The structure was spouting names when firemen arrived. All occupants of the 25 apartments, ex- cept the boy, had reached the street. former dean of the Colorado School of Mines, has an excellent two-year record in the position and that Firemen "smothered the blaze in the mines have dropped j since he took office. p. m. Soviets Fear Turkey Will Join Alliance Final Terms of Atlantic Pact Being Worked Out By Edwin B. Greemvald Ankara, Turkey (JP) Russia seems to be making guarded but anxious inquiries into possible for- mation of a Mediterranean defense I alliance which would be linked to the projected North Atlantic pact. There were strong indications that Russian Ambassador Alexan- der Lavrishev has discussed the proposed Mediterranean agreement in recent conversations here with envoys of other nations. Diplomatic sources said he talked in the last three weeks with am- bassadors of Prance, Italy, Great Britain, Greece and, perhaps, the Tjnited States. American sources withheld comment. Foreign Minister Necmeddin Sa- dak of Turkey said he had no in- formation about Lavrishev talking with Turkish foreign office officials about a Mediterranean regional tre- aty. Diplomatic sources in London said earlier that Russia had asked the Turkish foreign office about Turkey's interest in such an agree- ment. Russia and Turkey have a common border of more than 200 imiles, Turkish officials as far back as six months ago- urged formation of a regional se'curity belt in the east- ern Mediterranean area. The British informants said Tur- key told Russia in reply that the suggested arrangement would be aimed at securing peace, and not against the Soviet Union. Russia is expected to come out strongly against any Mediterran- ean and when it seems to be taking shape. The Soviet has called the proposed Atlantic agree- ment an agressive alliance against Russia. Final terras of the Atlantic pact are now being ironed out. It would link the United States and Canada with Western European countries in mutual defense. Britain ordered more troops to- day to the Red Sea port of Aqaba. which her ally, Trans-Jordan, said is threatened by Israeli forces. The Israelis were reported within three miles of the port, although Tel Aviv spokesman have denied Arab reports of border fighting. The explosive situation may be resolved on the island of Rhodes where Trans-Jordan and Israel are negotiating an armistice. They signed a cease fire order yester- day. Truman Towboat Fails Attempt At Speed Mark St. And still champion, the Robert E. Lee! speed king of the Mississippi river." Captain Willis (Cannonball) Smith of the towboat Harry S. Tru- man reported failure today in his effort to beat the New Orleans-to- st. Louis record set by the famous Henri H. Giraud Suspect Hunted today mourn- Packet in its race with the Natchez the fire DySthe senate' the death of General Henri nearing st, Louis> The President has stubbornly ore Giraud, a fighting hero of two sent W0rd it couldn't make Eads in a store- causes in a store- Wherry rL which he nployment now stands 'December 6-7, ending on Pearl Har- Senator H H. hborhooci of jbor day. !of h's YET THE ECONOMISTS who fli'-j Bartlett snid fuel for two impro gue that the danger of inflation isjmore of flying was left when theijng physician. not over point out that there is an-jplane landedi but two engines fail- j The doctor described the other side to this coin. For if earjv today and because weather -Humphrey's condition as "fair" andjhe employment higher than it cl at that he had maklngjinat room at the back of the basement st.uck by his choice starting with below the Newbauer apart-1 recess appointment ln 1947i he has i continued renaming Boyd as direc- Hunt was begun immediately whenever it was legally neces- a youth living nearby who had 'iwas closing in at Lieuten- vp7J ant Colonel Francis J. Schuck. 492d: "satisfactory progress" and was described as] Democratic national chairman, by an attend-! said last night that it "doesn't ap- the President xvill get along with this Congress any better than jhe did with the Republican-dom makingjinated 80th Congress. in his re- He said yesterday's setback was there were about more peo- ple employed than in January of last year. There was a seasonal drop from January to February, squadron commander, directed each day but was still in a "shame'' shared jointly by both plane to land. The big bomber, with Captain Roy [with a cerebral hemorrhage R. Showalter of Mobile. Ala., as pilot j Sunday. !a serious condition. He was strickenjparties. Although he conceded the last President's program is threatened, he said there is a "long summer arop irom jai.uaij 10 and lang commander and Lieuten-l Members of his immediate family ahead of us" and the legislation but the drop was less sharp than CJarence p Horton of San An.jhave been able to talk to him for asked by Mr. Truman will be at the same time last year. tonio as co-pilot, carried a periods, the doctor added. The fact it is a fact crew of only 12 men instead of! Senator Humphrey, who flew to generally there usual B-36 crew of 15. been more people employed in the United States in the first months of this year than in the first months of any year in American history. As for unemployment, government ihis father's bedside when he was The bomber flew northward over.notified of the stroke, took a plane Minneapolis then westward to cir- back to Washington Thursday night, cle Great Falls. Mont. Then it'but is in daily telephone contact fought through and "will be achieved." The vote by which the Senate overruled Vice-president Barkley includes: overrule, Thye; to (Continued on Page II, Column Kev West, Fla. ALSOPS looped southeastward across the with the family here. He is Humphrey. nation in a great diagonal course to make another visit to Huron! sustain, Wiley and i sometime next week. I McCarthy. Argentina Adopts New Constitution Popefs Anniversary Hailed Buenos Aires Argentina operated today under a new con- first change since the. original was adopted 96 years ago. The new law of the land permits i President Juan D. Peron to seek re-election if he wishes when his present six year term expires in 1952. Under the old 1853 law, he couldn't be a candidate again untilj 1958. I The new constitution, adopted! yesterday, also gives the president broad emergency powers, includ- ing the right to call a "state of alarm" in any part of the country. It gives the government greater economic controls over the nation, and a stronger hand with! which to oppose communists. j Vatican Vati- can today celebrated the tenth anniversary of Pope Pius XH's spiritual rule of the world's Ro- man Catholics with a colorful, solemn mass in Rome's famous Sistine_chapel. Cardinals, prelates, priests and members of the diplomatic corps assigned to the Holy See attended the Pontifical mass marking the anniversary of the Pope's coronation. The Pope, dressed in a white cape and wearing his trireg- bee-hive shaped crown carried reverently to 'the chapel in his sedia gestatoria, or ruler's chair. Throngs of faithful along the route cheered him, shouting "Viva H Papa! Viva II Pa- The Pope imparted benedic- tion to all present at the end of the mass, along with a 30- year indulgence. Members of the diplomatic corps wore full ceremonial dress and decorations. Four- teen cardinals, dressed in long red ermine-fringed capes were present. Greetings came to the Pon- tiff on this festive day from all parts of the world. The buildings in Vatican city, the tiny state over which, the Pope rules, were, decora ted with white and golden papal flags and bunting. Benedetto Alois! Cardinal Masella, the first of the car- dinals present to have been el- evated to the sacred college by the Pontiff, celebrated the mass. The Pope notified his repre- sentatives abroad last week that because of "sorrowful con- ditions" facing the church in some parts of the world he did not wish the usual coronation anniversary receptions this year. Today's mass continues a series of observances begun ten days isary i previously been implicated in 12 renew the neglected nomina- world wars who died last night. Giraud made a dramatic escape from the Nazis in his sixth breakout from German prisons in bridge, the finish line, before about p. m. fC.S.T.) To beat the record it would have had to make It before p. m. River conditions north of Cairo, fires, according to arson squad in- Lewis has pounded away at Boydl trip lotopt VMrtiro Qn_ 'two years to help organize free'Ill., kept the Truman from gaining vestigators. from the first. His latest move an- speed it expected to gain. They said a fire was reported lastlgered many congressmen. The day before he died he was! Sunday on the third floor of the! For one thing, it created a talk Awarded his nation's highest wil-jo Rp-elected apartment building. A resident. Pat-jpoint for those fighting to retain [tory decoration the Medaille, D Hi HU T eietTCU ricia Smith, 25, .was arrested andjthe 80-day Taft-HarUey injunccionslMilitaire This is given Q Lakes Head paid a fine for violating the as a weapon in national emergencyjly w enlisted men and it is an un-l smoking ordinal at the time, po-'strikes. This has been a focal point distinction for an officer to I in the bitter wrangle over the ad- receive it. lice said. Minneapolis John Brandt, .president of Land O'Lakes cream- Thp'rarptaker Char'ev Slgworth 'ministration's plan to replace Taft- The general died at a military [cries for 26 years, was re-ejected at fij.e and'lHartley with a modified Wagner actihospital in Dijon after an attackithe organization's annual meeting tried to put it out with a tinguisher. j Follows Openings Spreading in peculiar fashion, j flames followed openings around pipes and plumbing, shooting intoj bathrooms. fire ex-i minus tne injunction clause. I old. food poisoning. He was 70 years Buses, Autos Pile Up in Blizzard Friday. M. H. Mauritson of Shelly, was I A distinguished military career re-elected first vice-president; Ho- ith'at started at France's famed Mclvin, Glenbuelah, Wis., elect- jcyr Military academy in 1898 end-led second vice-president; Frank led when General Charles de Gaulle [forced Giraud's retirement in 1944. There was bitter rivalry between Several firemen were on the verge! Auburni Calif. -UP1- Two Grey- then-exiled leaders of becoming ill from smoke. buses ancl four automobiles who felt the effects on the third when driver -.__- "-ij---------------- rrnA MA TVH C V o-- his head from the window until a wiper in a mountain blizzard yes- I secondary farm-to-market roads and wounded near Charleroi in 1914 and th. White, Marshall, re-elected secreta- ry, and Emil G. Johnson, St. Paul, treasurer. Resolutions adopted called for: Removal of all taxes and license fees on the manufacture of oleo- margarine; greater development of ladder was raised to take him down. (terday. He was not hosoitalizcd left for dead on battlefield. The aaJJJV- TM'TVI a made a enj _a Pr and leS5-ihe recovered from his wounds. An the street, whiph is otherwise lined I The buses were en route to San with business houses. I Francisco from Salt Lake City. Runaway Wisconsin Convict Captured Madison, Wis. The state department of public welfare has reported the capture at Wau- conda. 111., of Clarence L. Gilbert, 22, a runaway from the Wisconsin prison farm. The department said Gilbert was caught when the car he was driv- Brown Confirmed On P.S.C. Board Madison, of Timothy Brown a member of the state public service com- mission was recommended unani- mously here by the senate labor and management committee. Governor Rennebohm nominated attempt to escape from a prison camp was unsuccessful, but he tried again and fled to England, by way of Holland. He was dis- guised variously as a butcher, sta- bleboy', coal man and magician with a circus. He rejoined his unit and fought until the end of the war, receiv- ing many citations. Then he was sent to Turkey where he was on the staff of General Frencbet d'- Esperey, later attending the French Staff College and return- ing again to Morocco. He directed Brown to serve temporarily in victorious campaign against the ing, believed to have been stolen, [post, succeeding Lynn H. Ashley, I Riffs in 1925. In one of the en- jovertumed and landed in a ditch.Iwhoe term expired last Monday, gagements he was shot twice in Lake County, HI., authorities arelBrown is a Madison attorney and holding Gilbert for armed robbery I pardon counsel for the chief ex- 'on his horse of a drugstore at Wauconda. ecutive. Jover. declared that the Taft-Hartley act has made employer-employe rela- tions more reciprocal. About farmers attended the meeting. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Increasing cloudiness and not quite so cold to- night; low 18. Mostly cloudy with occasional snow flurries Sunday and becoming colder; highest in the afternoon 28. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. 'today: Maximum, 31; minimum, 14; noon, 31; precipitation, suiv the legs, but his aides held himisets tonight at sun rises to- the battle was morrow at J Additional weather on page