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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1949, Winona, Minnesota COLDER TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY SUPPORT YOURY.M.CA. VOLUME 49, NO. 29 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 22, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES 'Deal1 Snarls Teacher Wage Fight Multi-Million Pension Bill On House Floor Democrats See Measure Passing In Some Form By Barney Livingstone Washington A multibillion j dollar veterans pension bill con- fronted the House today and Dem- ocratic leaders reluctantly predict- ed its some form. The big question was: What form? The administration, estimating j that the measure called up today! by Representative Rankin (D.-Miss.) would eventually run up a bill for the tion's taxpayers, prepared to fight! Its at least trim iti down. Some House members were bet- ting on a less comprehensive pro- posal to limit pensions at this time to veterans of World War I. Rankin is asking a month pensions for all veterans of World Wars I and n as soon as they be- come 65 years old. On-Sale Dealers Hit License Bill Pfeiffer Tells Council Session By Adolph Bremer An alderman charged here Monday night that Winona's 30-license bill is opposed by individuals who now have liquor licenses. First Warder Loyde Pfeiffer told the city council that the on-sale liquor dealers are "the happiest" about Governor Luther veto of the bill which would double the number of on-sale liquor licenses Russians Plan Answer to West On Currency Gasoline Storage Facilities Bought For New Airport Escape Doors Ordered For Housing Units; Buy Sand Spreader The city council, in a splurge of buying Monday night, bought gaso- line storage facilities for the new airport, ordered installation of two emergency escape doors in each of Said he, "The people who were opposing it indirectly were those 15 places that have liquor licenses." "All of asked a fellow al- derman. 'No, maybe not replied Pfeif- j 24 apartments in the veterans nous fer, known for his frank, blunt coun- j ing project, and purchased a sand cil statements "but they're the hap-1 for the street department. piest tonight." In a vindictive mood, he suggest- All expenditures were made after Berlin The Russians dis- ed that "they've had monopoly long bid openings, and with one excep. enough. Maybe it's about time weltion the contracts went to the low- throw it wide open and give some gst closed last night they are cooking new fellows a chance. Even if passed by the House, a new pension bill still would have to pass the Senate and, If heavily expensive, eventually run Into the Better Enforcement Seen That outburst may be the signal j for a radical change in liquor and1 law enforcement in Winona. Winning bids were: For the gaso- line M. C., Inc.. Wino- na, S8.455, for three tanks at the airport; the Rosen- up plans to "meet the situation" presented by the ban on Soviet zone currency in the western sectors of Berlin. There has been much speculation here that the ban would draw re-1 months ago, indications have become taliatory action from the Soviets, i more obvious that there Is a definite rpader Colonel Alexander Jelisarov, act-isentiment, at least within the ing Russian commandant of Ber-jent council, for improved law en-j Scnwab, winona for in- lin, denounced the ban as a stepjforcement and a tighter rein on li- t ti f th d Since city officials began the move wald-Cooper, Inc., St. Paul, for one Flink model HD4, six and a half feet wide, hydraulically-oper- for more (it offered lower price) another and P. risk ot man. a veto by President Tru- to "deepen the split in Berlin." He asserted it would hurt the peo- ple and the economy in the Allied zone, and "cannot inflict any ser- jious prejudice" on stability of Sov- 'iet zone currency. In the first official Russian state- ment on the order, Jelisarov said: "In an endeavor to help the pop- ulation of Berlin's western sectors, House leaders hoped to obtain a (the Soviet military administration vote either late today or tomorrow, [does not intend to carry out any Rankin. has asked for only restricting the use of the hours of debate, and an additional five minutes on each amendment. House colleagues have announc- ed they would attempt to junk his bill for a substitute, or try to send It back to committee. The only Qualifications for, elig- ibility under the Rankin bill would be 90 days service and discharge other than dishonorable. Representative Huber (D-Ohio) drafted the substitute, which em- bodies the pension and disability program of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Huber's measure would limit ben- efits to needy World War I vets. mark of the German bank of emis- sion (the east mark) by residents of the western sectors in the Soviet sector of Berlin and in the Soviet occupation zone." The statement contrasts with ac- tions yesterday of Russian-control- led German polios who attempted to stop west Berliners from dump- Ing their Soviet-zone marks. These west Berliners went on a buying spree which topped the value of the already weak Russian-backed mark. The dumping started almost asi soon as the Allied powers announc- ernor. censing procedure. It appears that some city officials, however intent they are on securing more on-sale liquor licenses, have learned to realize that-poor law en- forcement may be an obstacle to securing more liquor licenses, par- ticularly in dealing with the gover- nor. Last night's discussion, set off by PfeiSer's report on a meeting with the governor last-Friday, embraced the attitude of the local liquor deal- ers to the 30-bill, the practice of some taverns to sell whisky illegally, the local liquor licens- ing of taverns, and treatment of those convicted of liquor and beer law violations. Ten-Minute Discussion It was a brief ten-mtoute discus- stallation of the escape doors. Completion of the gasoline install- ation is set for May 28, ahead of the airport dedication, scheduled for June 4 and 5, Other bids were: For the gaso- line Dresser, Winona, and Crown Sign and Construction Company, Minneap- olis, for the housing project Sholes, Winona. Mur- tinger Brothers, Winona, and W. M. C., Inc.. Winona, on the sand spreader, Ruffridge-John- son Equipment Company, Inc., Min- neapolis, for a Hydro-Spread- er, and Rosenwald-Cooper, Inc., St. Paul. for a W-K sand spread- er, six and a half feet wide, with power- takeoff.sontrolled from truck cab. coming YutTefoTeadJourment Purchase Sand Spreader at midnShtTbut It was all dynamite.! The sand spreader was purchased It begSi with Pfeifi-er's report Rosenwald-Cooper over the rii-u Attorney S D I recommendation of City Street Thomas Gile He rec- P. Thlurer and Police Commission- er P. F. Loughrey had with the gov- ____ ____ .ed Sunday that they were outlaw- Rankln's would give pensions to ing Soviet zone currency on the veterans of both World Wars, side of the border. gardless of need or disability. As proposed by Huber, a pen-; sion of a month would be paid all World War I veterans showing 50 per cent in- curred in service or civilian life; for 75 per cent disability, for total disability or upon reaching age 65, and a month where a helpless veteran required an at- tendant. Two Wisconsin Republicans, Rep- resentatives Davis and Byrnes, led the fight to send all pension pro- posals back to committee, Byrnes, who has denounced Ran- kin's bill as "dishonest and un- said he has found no ev- idence that veterans themselves fa- vor pensions now. The Western powers predicted their ban will help the economy of west Berlin by tying It more closely to the rest of west Ger- 'We were honest and said Pfeiffer, "when we told him that by giving the city 15 more li- censes that law enforcement would! be helped. He didn't believe it The governor says there's no city In the state that can't have laws en- ommended purchase of the machine. Although the vote on awarding the gasoline storage contract was unanimous, at least three aldermen were hestitant In awarding it. 'They were Council President William P. I (Continued on Page 14, Column 3.) GASOLINE UlUOd-y A 'T w- _ 14. 4- many which, they report, is de- forced in five minutes if it wants j veloping faster than the Soviet'1 Stassen to Speak At Bulletin Forum E. Stas- sen, president of. the University of Pennsylvania and former governor of Minnesota, will deliver the "key- note" address tonight at the open- 'We thought that we were doing right. If nothing else, I believe we've started something that will clear up this situation." Then, pulling out a copy of a talk the governor made last week on taverns, Pfeiffer noted that it is il- legal to sell beer at retail in bowling alleys, pool rooms, dance halls, gro- cery stores and filling stations. Violations Cited 'We've been violating those laws ing of the 1949 Evening Bulletin said the hard-hitting alder- rtirin't, Imnw it. We did forum. Sister of Slain Girl Reported Missing Milwaukee 15) The investigation of the slaying of pretty Patricia Birmingham, 16, turned today to a search for the victim's, missing sister. The suburban West Allis High school girl, missing since February 10, had' been shot twice through the head. Her body, weighted with a. heavy, concrete building block, had been dumped into the Milwau- kee river near the harbor entrance. She had not been raped. The grisly slaying came to light jl Sunday as firemen, dragging the' river for the body of a suicide, found the girl's body. The body of the suicide, Mrs. Florence Wynn, 42, of Hammond, Wis., was found yesterday. Patricia's sister Kathleen. 17, has not been heard from, Captain Adolph Kraemer said, i since she left home with all her clothing Friday night. He said the, girl left a note saying she was1 eloping with Milton Babich, 19, West Allis, with whom she had been keeping company. man, "and didn't know it. it above board." But he had still more to say. He Barker Family's Last Survivor Killed in Denver he was one of Ma Barker's boys. Well, I'll be! darned." j That was the reaction of most] reported that he had talked 'to a Of the men at the Denargo Grill man Monday who had stopped they learned that Manager Kraemer said Fabian Babich, fa- ther of Milton, received a letter five Winona taverns Saturday night. "Three were selling liquor open and above board." said Pfeiffer. The city attorney stepped into the discussion. In his opinion the city ordinance requiring that those es- tablishments convicted of liquor and beer law violations must wait only 30 days before reapplying for After Members of the Winona Public School Teachers association had expressed their sentiment on a compromise salary proposal at the group's special session in the Central Junior High school audi- torium Monday night, the results of the election were forwarded to the Winona board of education which also was meeting last night to discuss the salary controversy.' The results were brought to the board Members Of The Winona Public Schools Teachers association are shown above as they tabulate ballots cast in last night's election which rejected a suggested compromise settlement in the current teachers salary dispute. Results of the election revealed that 63 association members opposed the com- promise while 52 favored it. Counting the ballots, left to right above, are Alton'Carlson, Milton Daven- port and Miss Anna Rupp. ____ Lloyd "Red" Barker was from one of the southwest's most notorious outlaw families. Lloyd died to death! as were Kate "Ma" Barker and! his brothers, Fred and Arthur. The I. last of the Barker boys was 511 years old. His connection with the family wasn't revealed until his frail, ner a license should be amended. The city attorney favors uppingjyous widow, Jennie, was arrai] that to five years; Pfeiffer recom- On a murder charge, mended "never again." i When questioned first, District At- "We have many saidjtorney Clarence Hackenthal said, Bruski, "about 3.2 places selling to she admitted shooting her husband Cruiser Milwaukee Mother Saves Six in Fire ner f M r i Navy Expert minors. with a -shotgun as he walked to- "They say they can't make a liv- ward their house in suburban Den- ing They have to cheat It's-ver. She said she was afraid "he a terrible situation when a commu-i would kill me and my children." inity flaunts laws." The city attorney, who has made several appearances in St. Paul in behalf of the 30-license till, indi- cated the answer is more liquor li- censes, "A man who pays (licensing cost for a bar) will be .more careful than a man who pays JS250 (licensing cost for a the city attorney declared. But he also noted, regarding ap- plicants for 32 licenses, that "it is our duty to examine applications." 'Frame' Charged She pleaded innocent and innocent by reason of insanity at the ar- raignment. Charles Klein, owner of the res- taurant at a large produce market, was surprised. "He never mentioned his fam- U. S. S. Milwaukee, lend-lease cruiser re- turned to the U. S. by Russia last week, expert described by a Navy the "dirtiest he has ever seen. Commander Roland D. U. S. N., senior member of the fourth naval district's decommiss- ioning and disposal procedure board, said following an inspection the Lloyd was in Leavenworth peni- was coated with a greasy film and tentiary when Ma Barker and her reeked of the odor of stale fish. boys were robbing banks and kid- naping people. He had robbed the S. mail at Baxter Springs, Kan. ed keys to his car and a Milwaukee Istoltman said that the 14 defend-Jin 1938. ants in the district court actions! During that time the Barkers and in- a bad state of disrepair and were "framed." "They can't get a liquor license; February 10 at about the time she j they can't live." said Stoltman. is believed to have passed In that connection. City Recorder post-marked Milwaukee, on Satur- her way home from school. Roy G. Wildgrube today reported day and that the envelope contain- Police believe she may have pas- sed just in time to pos- parking lot ticket. The father re- sibly emerging bur- claimed the car. No trace of thelgiar. young couple has been found. Kraemer said police hope they will contact their homes when they hear about Patricia. They also hope that they may be able to add some- thing to what police know about the victim's movements on the day she disappeared. Police said that a residence near Patricia's home was burglarized onlraents. Four youths, 15 to 17, who were taken into custody shortly after Pa- almost 24 hours of questioning. West Allis police today were to question 60 to 70 of Patricia's high that since Winona started the move for more liquor licenses, he has re- ceived 28 new applications for on- Alvin Karpis kidnaped Edward G. Bremer, St. Paul, Minn., banker, and William A. Hamm, Jr., of the St. Paul brewing firm. Arthur "Doc" Barker was arres- ted in Chicago in 1935, and was killed when he tried to escape from Alcatraz four years later. Ma and sale licenses. "Winona is a wet Theurer. "We've been trying to-get Barker were shot down in The decks were devoid of paint and rust conditions were evident everywhere, Blockson said. Furni- ture in the officers' wardroom was empty vodka bottles were found in some of the officers' quarters, he added. Bockson said cigar butts and other litter were found in the crews quarters but added some of this could be attributed to TJ. S.-Navy have been tittle Chnte, mother lowered her six children to safety from the second floor of her Burning home yester- day after changing her mind about "ending it all." Fire Chief Gregory Lcnz said Mrs. Cornelius Van Handel told him she had set fire to the two story frame home. When she and her six children were trapped on the second floor, she lowered Connie, eight, to the ground from a window. Then each of the children was low- ered in a blanket to waiting neighbors. Firemen removed Mrs. Van Handel from a porch roof. The father was not at home when the fire started. The only In- jury was to Mary Ann, five, who suffered shock. Damage was estimated at by Association Secretary Lewis Schoening, shown standing above lie hands the teachers' resolution to Board President A. G. Lackore. Board members shown seated left to right around the table are A. C. Fehi-son, A: L. Kitt, Clerk Adele H. Kressin, Mr. Lackore, McConnon, Dr. P, A. Mattison and George W. Richman. New Schedule Tossed Into Salary Muddle "Ding Cong oeH, Pussy's in the well. Who put her That's hard to tell. By Gordon Holte The city teachers salary contro- versy was clear as mud today. A meeting last night which was to clarify and perhaps settle the well muddled cold war did anything.. but that. Much of the confusion stemiried from the introduction of a fourth salary schedule proposal o pile atop the other three. And there was much confusion, too, as to how and by whom the compromise schedule was dratted. The board of. education main- tains the teachers representa- tives did. The W.P.S.T.A. officers con- tend the schedule was proposed by the school board. The plan in question was formu- lated Sunday at an impromptu negotiating session attended by rep- resentatives of the Winona Public School Teachers association and the Winona board of education. It rep- resents an adjustment of the orig- inal demands of the teachers and the schedule considered by the school board.at meeting a week ago. Big- Question But today, the most pertinent question in the minds of the pro- testing teachers is concerned with the matter of just who offered the compromise schedule. As a matter fact, all three mem- bers of ,the board 'of education who attended the Sunday meeting stated emphatically that the com- promise schedule was proposed by one of the representatives of the teachers association. Association Public Relations Chairman Sanford Tyler, however, denied that the proposal originat- ed with the'teachers' delegation. "Not Authorized" He pointed but that the associa- surfaces. tjoa constitution --specif ically denies The commission said today It authorization for any member to Wisconsin Highway Load Limits May Be Reduced Soon Madison, spring break-up conditions warrant, the state highway commission will re- strict truck and bus loads on trunk highways to conserve roadbeds and had authorized its maintenance engineer to order limitations when existing facilities. Under an order, class B high- act in such a bargaining capacity without the consent of the group. conditions demand conservation of He added that no such authoriza- tion was granted. Regardless of who proposed the loads permitted on sin- gle axles must be reduced to 000 pounds; while limits on tan- dem axles will be reduced from to pounds, Wisconsin Road Contracts Issued Madison, Wis. A contract calling for concrete paving of 5.776 miles of U. S. highway 14 and state tricia's body was found, were re- more licenses for 15 years, and this leased by Kraemer last night after is the farthest we ever refer- ring to.passage of the 30 bill by both the house and senate. He noted, regarding Pfeifler's school friends In an attempt i suggestion to move the licenses at'-: their Florida hideout A fourth son, Herman, died in thej early 1920's. .After Lloyd was released he went "straight." He was a cook at an Army prisoner of war camp at Ft. Ouster, Mich., during the war. to learn more about her move-1 around, that "it's sometning toiEe; received an honorable dis< think about." charge and a good conduct ribbon, ped. the last several days. Named the Murmansk while in! Russian service, the Milwaukee was the first lend-lease vessel re- turned to this country by the So- viet trnion. Now considered obso- lete, the Milwaukee will be scrap- WEATHER FEDERAL FOBECASTS Winona, and and colder with diminishing winds to- night; low 26 in the city, 24 in the.! 131 in Vernon country. Wednesday generally fair COUnty was approved by Governor .__, Rennebohm today. For the contract is with Joseph Bonness, Inc., Milwaukee. Maintenance work on 9.5 miles 60; minimum, state highways 33 and 162, east noon, 31; precipitation, .70 inch I of Middle Ridge, in La Crosse coun- of sun sets tonight at Ity, for was authorized by LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12.m. today: is extremely fair and just. "This schedule brings teach- ers here up to the average sal- ary paid instructors in the Biff Nine conference as to minimum and maximum salary limits and the number of steps retired to reach the Board Director Dr. F. A. Mattison ob- served. "Our added allowance of for married men is in excess of that of the average in the Big he said. "Also, in our school system, a teacher holding a bachelor's degree is eligible for advancement on the scale after he has completed one-third of the credits required for a roaster's degree; and another increase when he has completed two-thirds of the credit requirements. "In many schools in the confer- ence, a teacher must fulfill all of sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 14. I the governor. Clarence Weiss, La (Continued on Page 14, Column i.) Iciosse, will do the TEACHEBS
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