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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              RAIN TURNING TO SNOW FLURRIES SUPPORT YOUR Y. M. C. A. VOLUME 49, NO. 28 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 21, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Youngdahl Vetoes 30-License Bill The Alsops pandits Take Pens Good Holdup at Janesville, Wis. No Longer Enough By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington A very big issue is concealed in the local hotel apart- ment to which Mon C. Wallgren! hurriedly limped when the state! of Washington chose another gov-j ernor and made him a lame duck.! It lurks there, as it were, behind the! bland, uninteresting surfaces of the' ordinary and the average. Nothing could be less revealing! than this issue's big hiding a dreary hotel sitting room that is obviously a tem- porary roost, good enough for a lame duck, but to be deserted when the lame duck has been made whole again. No clue is offered here, ex- cept perhaps the crimson enamel cigarette case boid- ly inscribed. "I swiped this from Harry S. Truman." Lying on its, conspicuous table, the knick-knack mutely hints there is a blessed j hand by which lame ducks healed. Nor is Mon Wallgren much more revealing than his surroundings, j In any county building, or state capital, or congressional haunt, you could duplicate this plump, neatly tailored, nearly gray-haired politi- cian with the round, smooth, eupep- tic face, unravaged and unilluminat- ed, of a middle-aged man satisfied to be securely fixed in the middle Income brackets. All about him is commonplace, except the hurt note that creeps into his voice when he discusses the decision of the Sen- ate military affairs committee, that he Is unfitted to be chairman of the National Defense Resources board and a member of the Na- Security council. THE INNER WOUND makes him revert, again and again, to rather wistful recollections of his services on the Truman war investigating committee, when "there were count- less numbers of things we had to be right on top of all of the time." Those days, he implies, equipped him for the vast responsibilities which he was offered by the Pres- Janesville, Wis. Hold- up men crashed in the door of a, Parker Pen Company building, here last night, bound and blindfolded the watchman, and made off with an estimated 000 pens and pencils. Police Chief Jasper Webb said the gunmen broke down a rear door about p, m. in plant No. 2, the firm's shipping de- partment ten blocks from the downtown business section. Aft cr binding and blindfolding Night Watchman Jim Broderick at gun point, they carried the loot through the rear door to a waiting car or truck, Webb said. The pens and pencils were in cardboard boxes. Broderick told police he saw two holdup men, but added he thought one of them let in a third party through another door. Broderick, who worked himself free and summoned po- lice a half hour after the men left, described his assailants as about 30 years of age and of "average" height, Webb said the value of the loot was undetermined pending a checkup today. Truman Seeks Blank Check on European Arms Billion-Dollar Request Prepared For Congress Police Here Alerted in tiflll If" La Crosse Store Safecracking Bloodhounds Follow Trail To Bus Depot Winona police were alerted to- day to watch for an expert safe- cracker who is being sought for questioning in connection with an expert job in La Grosse Saturday Railroad Workers Get 5-Day Week On Sept. I By John M. Hightower Tru- man is expected to ask Congress for a free hand in allocating arms to western Europe under the pro- _ posed billion dollar military aid program. ure The prog-ram is scheduled lo go! Bloodhounds were brought in> to the Capitol about tie same to tfle scene of the rob- More than in cash securities was taken from Smales and the as the North Atlantic security treaty, or immediately thereafter. Mr. Truman will send up the treaty for Senate approval immediately after it is signed here by an ex-' pected 12 nations, two weeks from today. According to present State de- Russian Mark Outlawed in West Berlin western powers bery and the dogs picked up a scent which they followed to Mar- ket near a La Crosse bus terminal. The dairy store is located on the fringe of the La Crosse business district only about three blocks from Market Square but the dogs Congress as much of a blank check authority as he can under what- Nonoperaring Employes Voted 7-Cent Wage Hike nation's railroads and 16 nonoperating unions settled an 11-month-old dispute Sunday. An agreement gave 1 workers' Chairman (D-Ga.) of the a five-day week and a wage of seven cents an Hour. approved in both houses with- The settlement was expected to out a particle of partment planning the a round-about trail in ment is rounding up all military maklng the course from the store aid programs for Mr. President should try to get from 10 the square. Routine Check The discovery of the robbery was made at about a.m., Sunday ever expenditure limit Congress I during a routine door-check by fixes. La Crosse Patrolmen Prank Froe- Present estimates are that and Fred Hawly who noticed ;han will be required m the first 12 months to help Eur- ope rearm. have outlawed the Russian a pattern for a parallel wage- mark in their sectors of Berlinr dispute invoking employes of Senate alone, but by a two- that a door of the store had been broken open. The lock had been) opened by the insertion of a sharp) instrument into the lock mechan- After entering the building, po- lice made further examination which revealed that the side door of the structure also had been op- ened and the office ransacked. Mr. And Mrs. Albert T. Birmingham, Milwaukee, are shown list night after identifying body of 18-year-old daughter, Patricia. Body of girl, missing since February 16, was found with two bullet holes in head, in Milwaukee river by firemen searching for a reported sui- cide. Story on Page 9. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ii, ineir sectors 01 employes North Atlantic treaty if America Police found that the company splitting the city's economy com-jthe Railway Express agency, own- is to take partr An had been carried on a dolly pletely. The new allied order yesterday, declaring that the Russian curren- ed by the railroads. Get 40-Hour Week Under the agreement, the non- that western Berlin now hps one west mark; and eastern Berlin has the Soviet east mark. The west mark has been worth about four times as much as the east mark. The Russians earlier made it a crime to possess west marks in their area. The United States, Britain and France did not go that far. They just said the eastern curren- cy no longer need be accepted in Jdent, and then was refused by the their part of the city. hard-hearted senators. Those days, he admits, were when he and Tru- Although the Order is effective immediately, the east mark will cy no longer would be employes those who as_legal tender, had been not actually run trains start working-, effective September five-day, 40-hour work week the same pay they received for 48 hours. The employes also get a third- round wage increase of seven cents an hour, retroactive to last Octo- ber 1. The agreement -was announced by John M. Fitzgerald, vice-chair- man of the Eastern Railroad Pres- ident's conference, B. E. Young, of the Southeastern Railways, and Harold M. Sims, director of public Press canvass of senators showed: 55 inclined to favor ratification, 1 opposed and 37 unwilling to go on on a dolly from the office to the rear of the record at this time. of the 95 senators were not reached there is one vacancy. Mutual Aid The arms aid program is de- building where an its path ently been used! to blow it open. Pieces of the safeL Rent Control Bill In Race With Time By Edwin B. Haaklnson modified extension of federal rent controls be- gan a race against time in the Senate today with several big hurdles signed by the administration to car. ry out the "mutual aid'' provisior of the treaty. It would thereby oelp the countries of western Europe fulfill their roles in the "common strategic plan" which is to be worked out by the allied powers. The first official reference to this grand scheme of defense for the western world under the projected treaty came Saturday night. It ap- peared in a State department pam- aiidjwere found from 15 to 20 feet from the spot where the charge was set off. Eeport Beard Residents living in the vicinity relations for the Association of pnlet explaining the details of the man, traveling, working .and relax- still be good in western sectors, o ing together, became cronies. rationed foods this month were good days. The hidden issue comes a little closer when he talks more of his past. The first turning point of the Wallgren career was the great Gal- veston flood of 1900 which "washed his family right out of Texas into Puget sound." His father set up a there Wallgren grew up, became a great joiner in the booming twen- ties, experimented optimistically with large but unsuccessful enter- prises, and made his living in his father's store. The second turning point was the depression. It knocked the spots out of the jewelry busi- ness, and Wallgren rather despe- rately ran for Congress as a Dem-j ocrat in 1932. j "I yielded to my he: (Continued on Page S, Column 5. ALSOPS will be accepted in AprU for week and taxes. There were reports the Russians; right to stagger the Cuts Overtime Penalty would retaliate promptly agalnstj Tnis allows the carriers to es- the latest western move in the caPe heavy overtime payments for currency battle. work on Saturdays and Sundays. The east mark tumbled to rate Existing rules requiring penalty of six to ten for one west mark overtime on Sunday, as such, are today, as western Berliners rushed De eliminated. dump their remaining holdines! The carriers and the TBe two world wars, the depart- ment said, "proved that a major conflict in Europe would inevitably involve the United States." The At- lantic treaty, it added, is "designed to give assurance" that if a third world war breaks out, the west will have a "co-ordinated defense in which the actual military strength and the military potential of all the members wiU be inte of the store told police that they had heard a report which Was des- cribed as that of a gunshot or an automobile backfire sometime be- tween 10 p.m. and midnight Sat- urday, Taken from the safe were gov- ernment E bonds in the amount, of east marks. That was the blacki since early January had been at- grated into a common strategic market figure. But even in legal! tempting to reach agreement exchange offices the east mark Recommendations made by a Tfle formation of that plan- is finding board last December 17. of tne two major purposes jus- dropped to 5.2 for one. Tomah Slayer Pleads Insanity Sparta, of inno- cent and innocent by reason of in- sanity -were entered today for James New York Police Seize Cocaine Worth New York (fp) Police have The board at that time proposed to cut to 40 hours from the present 48 hours, effective Sept. 1, withj no loss in pay. It also advocated' the existence of the alii-, ance; the other is the commitment of about approximately in currency and silver and a num- ber of non-negotiable personal and payroll checks as well as group insurance papers. Investigating- officers determined [five of her small children from ihat the safe had been placed home fire, died Saturday night a potato sack when it was carted a few hours after the other Vie- on the dolly to the rear of the tims had been buried in a common store and it was from this that the bloodhounds picked up the! Death came to Mrs. Sloan at a The present law fixing maximum, rents for several million homes and apartments expires March 31, just tea days away. Senator Maybank (D-S.C.) told reporter he wants the., Senate to pass a 12 to 15-month extension tha allow some rents to fncreas ten per cent "sometime late toda or at least tomorrow." Maybank Is chairman of the Sen ate banking committee which sharp ly revised a rent extension passet jy the House. He conceded he face 'powerful Senate support for ma or changes in our bill." Even if the Senate passes the Middle River Fire Injuries Fatal to Mother Middle River, Perry Sloan, 28 year old mother I burned in a futile attempt to save compromise as it stands now, tin jill will have to go back to the House for action on Senate amend- Thief River Falls hospital. She was burned fatally last Tuesday when to be undertaken by the United civilians to prepare the states and thR other nations mat camP for National Guard maneuv- States and the other nations that case one of them is attacked, the seven-cents-an-hour waee crease. all of them will at once take action ne Last April, the unions asked for! against the aggressor. tne a 40-hour week, with 48-hours Decision for Congress time and one-half pay for SatuH The state department emph; scent which they followed to Mar- ket Square. Camp McCoy to Add 56 Civilian Workers Camp McCoy. ranged from 11 months to six years, Jacob J. Gerhardt, post ant, said today he would hire 56 j A joint funeral service was con- additional civilians to prepare the ducted at the First Lutheran church in Middle Siver for the five victims. Neighbors packed the church and hundreds of others to both Senate and House approve the compromise. Battles Predicted Maybank.predicted the major Sen- ate battles will come on these flames swept through her smaJljpoints: home while her husband was away. I i. A substitute proposal by Re- Only one child escaped death. He pubiican Senators Cain (Wash.) and was 10-year-old Harold Sloan who fled barefooted to summon help. The other children, whose ages ers i seized pure cocaine valued at 950.000 at underworld retail and arrested three alleged days, double time for Sundays and holidays, and a pay Increase of 25 cents hourly. Now Average The union estimates average j earnings of these workers now at 1.17 cents hourly. The agreement keeps yardmas-1 six-day week, but these sized in its official paper that wh ther this country Went to war a major attack occurred in Europ would be a. question for Congres to decide. But the department le little doubt that under the treat this nation, would have a ver strong obligation to so to war. That the new security project h, ing as a chambermaid, was credit-1 ed with gathering information that I g led to the arrests. a ten-cent hourly j limitations as well as advantage even in official thinking wa The detective, Mrs. Mabel Leon- ard, took the job as a domestic last January in a rooming house where the three men used a room Jackson, 21. arraigned on a first degree murder charge in circuit court. !as their headquarters. She kept The pleas were made by Defense her eye on the men, and often Attorney Q. H. Hale. Jackson, ac-Jentered their quarters on the pre- increase instead of seven a railroad cused of the fatal shooting of his father, Earl, a Tomah salesman, stood mute before Bruce Beilfuss. Circuit Judge Beilfuss ordered Jackson to face trial starting tomorrow. Selection of a jury to hear the case is sched- uled to start at JO a. m. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS text of doing her chores. Coopera- tion by a janitor also helped break the case. Those held on narcotics charges are Ralph Lopez, 32; his brother, John Lopez, 38, and Jose Gonzales, 28. Arraigned yesterday, they were held on charges of illegal posses- sion. Detectives said the three men offered to pay for freedom when arrested. their Police trio had been watching the cents. "The spokesman said, "gave the non operating employes just what the fact-finding board intended to give more, no less." Pearson 'Very Much Better' Drew Pearson, columnist and radio commentator who is ill, was reported "very much better" today. Pearson was stricken by chills and fever Saturday night. His script for his regular Sunday night broad- cast was read by Robert S. Allen, Pearson's former collaborator. brought out in the course of a de partment sponsored broadcast yes terday. Assistant Secretary of Stat Dean Rusk declared in this pro gram that the American peopl "want a world-wide security sys tern" and they won't be conten with a "North Atlantic regional sys tern." 'Another limitation of the pac was brought out in the same broad cast by John Foster Dulles, a member of the U. S. delegatio: to the United Nations. Dulles said mited County Detective John F. Cottone said Dill IS AuVS the prisoners were "the clearing house for merchant seamen whc flurries; high in the afternoon 38. Strong shifting winds. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 smuggle narcotics Into this coun- hours ending at 12 m. Sundays .Maximum, 44; minimum, upon, 44; precipitation, none. Official observations for the hours ending- at 12, m. today: Maximum, 60; minimum, 36; 24 try." He said they recently re- turned here from Chicago and De- troit. The first arrested was Ralph Lopez, seized early yesterday as he stepped into an automobile near noonr. 60; precipitation, tract; sunjhis home. Police said he was car- sets tonight at sun rises a, suitcase containing 50 rnorrow at ounces of pure cocaine, and that Additional Weather On Page 17. jhe had in'his pockets. western Europe had need for se curity for which they could no long er rely on the United Nations in view of the Russian veto in the security council. Trans-Jordan Asks British Troop Aid London has asked Britain for military aid in defending its southern border with St. Paul, Minn. The house of] Israel, the British foreign office representatives has given prelim- said today. inary approval to a bill which A spokesman said Britain is would allot one more representa-l studying the request, which was live to Olmsted county. under the military alliance has only one. [treaty signed by the two count- The bill provides for a house ofjries in 1946. 141 instead of 131. No change He said the call was for British would be made in the senate. Olm-jtroops "to patrol part of Trans- sted and Dakota counties wouldjJordon's southern borders in view gain one, Hennepin county six and i of alleged Israeli incursions" into Ramsey two. Trans-Jordon. territory. The new workmen will increase i staff to 72. stood outside in the cold Spring Brings Warmth, Kites, Pussy Willows Spring waltzed in quietly Sunday afternoon. And surprisingly, temperatures were the mildest in many a week By noon skies were mercury had oozed up to 60 degrees. This was a degree higher than Sunday's maximum. Tuesday. But the fact is, spring las "sprung." Although it wjll be weeks before ;he fields turn green, -yesterday iiere was a hint of things to come across the countryside. The mead- ows and streamlets were trickling down wooded hillsides from melt- Ing ice and snow. Traffic on highways in the Wi- nona area was heavier than it has that countries other than those in -been for many Sundays. Cars were international airport and 2.56 In- stopped along the roads bordering he bottomlands where pussy wil- ows were showing their white and where water cress floated in green -latches, cars had parked and peo- le were gathering the greens in askets and pans. In the city's parks, youngsters vere flying kites. A handful of golf- rs were rushing the season on he Westfield course, and in many ed. driveway, cars were being wash- Elsewhere in the nation, the ar- ival of spring was most becom- ing. Only New England and the Mid- le Atlantic states were giving her n unseasonal cold shoulder today. verywhere else, temperatures ere up to normal at least and throughout most of the Middlewest the gulf were well above those vels. There was some light snow In areas. Bricker (Ohio) calling for. a six- month extension of actual rent con- trols plus another six months of supervision of rent ceiling and evic- tions. The Senate committee bill calls for a 12-month extension plus three months of supervision. 2. A "step-by-step" decontrol of rents proposed by Senator Capehart He wants to end con- trols on all units renting for or more monthly on September 30 with similar action at and above December 31, and above next March 31, and all rents next June 30. 3. A House-approved "local op- tion" system of decontrols that would allow towns, cities, counties, or states to lift rent ceilings or take them over. The Senate bil would limit this authority to states Both the Senate and House bil) fall short of President Truman's de mand for a full two-year extension with overall tightening of controls and authority to enforce them. Once rent control is out of the way, the Senate expects to begin debate on the authori- zation for the second phase of European recovery program. House Leaders Meet Otherwise in Congress: House leaders called for action xiday on miscellaneous bills. House debate is to begin Tuesday on the multi-billion dollar veterans pension bill sponsored by Represen- tative Rankirx Admin- istration leaders hope to defeat it by Wednesday and to turn Thurs- day to an appropriation for flood control, rivers and harbors. House committees also planned a busy week. A final public session was listed today by the labor .committee on the bill to repeal the Taft-Hartley act. The foreign affairs continued closed sessions on the big European aid authorisation. The post office committee resumed open hearings on the hike i'Q post rates asked by the administra- tion. Most of these higher postal costs would be paid by newspapers and magazines. Secretary, of Agriculture Brannan was a witness before the House agriculture committee on a plan hour were lashing some northern! to expand storage facilities for Low was 36. Some rain and colder tempera-! tures were expected tonight and "atola tne Tuesday. But the fart is snrino- Rockies but the weather bureau said that was not unusual there even in early spring. In New England, the mercury was around 10 degrees or more below normal with Porland, Me., recording an early low of 15. A drought of four and one-half months at Miami, Fla., was broken Sunday by a downpour of rain which measured six inches at the ches in the heart of the city. The rainfall, in lighter amounts, was reported as far north as Fort gray heads. And also in creek bedslLauderdale, an area in whica.mois- ture also was badly needed. Thunder Showers The only rainfall reported today was light to locally heavy thunder showers from Eastern Nebraska southward into Texas. Skies were clear over most of the nation. In Wisconsin many parts of the state had their warmest day since late ia January, when the mercury made a freak climb into the high 50s. The warmest area in Wiscon- sin was the southwest with tem- peratures as high as 56. The coldest reported last night was 28 at Superior. A light freezing drizzle fell at Land O'Lakes, Superior and Park Falls, Wis., early this morning and gusts of wind up to 60 miles an j grains and other farm products, j aws. With View Of Sponsors 'Special Treatment' For Winona Held Unwarranted BULLETIN St. Paul, motion of Winona County Senator L. W. Dernek, Governor Youngdabl's veto message and the bill dou- bling liquor licenses in Winona were 'laid on the table" after reading in the senate today, giving Dernek an opportunity to ask for a veto-overriding vote later. He is polling the senate today. City Representative A. R. Lejk said he would also table the message bill at the house session this afternoon. By Jack B. Mackay St. 'Young- dahl today vetoed his first bill of lie'present legislative t the same time took a wallop at those who would compromise to et law enforcement. He returned a bill to the state enate which would allow the f Winona to issue 30 regular on- ale liquor licenses, or double the umber now permitted. "Sponsors of this legislation said, mong other things, in presenting heir request, that most of the >eer taverns in Winona are selling ard liquor and that It is necessary s Increase the number of hard quor licenses to get law enforce- the veto message said. "I annot accept this view." After pointing out that Winona ow has ten. clubs where liquor is ild under "club In addi- on to the 15 on-sale liquor places licensed to sell 32 Toungdahl Bald: "It would seem that no lack of opportunity for the purchase of llqnor or beer exists which would warrant taking Winona out of the general law and giving (t special treatment." Then, taking Issue with the spon- sors' contentions that the measure is necessary to get better enforce- ment, the chief executive said; "It is tantamount to saying that jovernment should throw up Its lands and surrender when a few people indicate they do not wish abide by'the rules which the leg- islature has formulated for welfare Senate amend- of the people as a whole. -House differ- "Law enforcement can be obtain- ed, without any such, compromise, if officials make a sincere effort to enforce the Jaws and the people in- dicate a desire to have them en- 'orced. "Whether or not we are going to have decent enforcement of the law does cot depend on the number of liquor places. It de- pends in final analysis on the will of the people. "We have a solemn obligation to jrotcct the greatest resources we lave, our boys and girls. We must mve enforcement that will protect Jiese young people, whether we have ne license or thirty. "I can see no-reason why Winona hould be placed in a separate cate- ory and given special consideration ver other municipalities. "If Winona is taken out from un- er the general law and given a higher limitation, one municipality after another will ask for special treatment, and the whole program hich has been designed to pro- de uniform regulation will break own. "Except for very unusual circum- stances, any change in the laws lim- iting number of liquor places should be made, not by piecemeal amend- ments for individual cities, but by changing the general law applying to all cities." Senator Leonard Dernek of Wi- nona was author of the senate bill which was passed by a vote of 36 to 30. Representatives J. R. Keller of Roilingstone and Al R. Lejk of Wincna were authors in the house which-approved the bill, 78 to 25. It is not likely the senate will override the governor's veto since the backers would have to pick up nine additional votes of the 11 who did not vote to constitute a two-thirds vote. In the house the measure bad ten votes more than a simple ma- jority. It would need 88, or an- other ten votes, to upset the ve- to. However, 28 house members did not vote. Governor Youngdahl's action was with his stand two years igo when he vetoed a number of bills granted wider liquor li- ense privileges. The governor already has recom- mended that the state liquor con- trol .commissioner be vested with irpader powers to get stricter en- orcement of the law. Bills are pending in the legisla- ure which would give the liquor ommisEioner the power tc approve 11 3.2 beer licenses and quor .licenses and to give inspectors the right to arrest per- ons violating the liquor and beer   

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