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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              CLOUDY, COOLER FM RADIO AT ITS BEST VOLUME 49, NO. 48 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 13, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES ingion Blasts Defense Setup Winona Views 'Black Eell Eclipse seen at p, m. The Alsops Taft Set ToD Labor Legislature In Final Week Three Major Measures Given House Approval By Adolph Johnson St. issues moved j rapidly toward settlement today as Scientists said the was the first "black eclipse" in more than 100 years. The last time a com- plete blackout was recorded was 1844. the Hayden planetarium re- ported. The moon entered the earth's, shadow at p. m. In a normal! eclipse, the earth is squarely be-1 tween the moon and the sun. But Washington After ail the roars.while the moon is in a shadow, it! of defiance from congicssional con-jretains a dull glow from the sun! servatives, the Taft-Hartley that bounce from the earth's! seems likeiy to be repealed after all. Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio in 3 at least seriously considering allow-1 cloud blanke at it's going......at it's almost over Photos by Edward Kcrtzman and Joseph Kivers Like a huge golden wheel of Wisconsin cheese, the moon rose outliott jof the Mississippi bluffs at 7 p. m. Tuesday. It silvered the ripples on Lake Winona and touched a ri pathway on the placid river. Then out of a clear blue, star-studded sky, I tioi'were' passed in tho the moon disappeared-for more than an hour. gg" phenomenon--------------------------------------------the state department ap- propriation bill and a liberalized A April By Joseph Alsop European Aid Bills Go to Conference By Douglas B. Cornell ing his famous measure to be mally expunged from books. In a sense, to be sure, this highly symbolic development will result from a technical legislative situa- tion. President Truman commands a earth's surface prevents the re- thp stitutJfracted ravs from reaching the thus obliterating it. Gazing at the moon, which usually is considered extra-curricular activi- ty on a college campus, last night became a class assignment. With their instructor, R. J. Scarborough, surrounding part of! and Sen-1 a workmen's compensation bill Senate committees meanwhile approved one of Governor Young- dahl's nominations, deferred action on another and revived the once dead proposal for establishment of a. youth conservation camp. The school aid bill sets aside the biggest two-year appropriation for schools in the state's history, Representative E. B. Herseth of Kittson county said the is about more than was granted for the current biennium. Most of the total comes from in- ]oya! majority on the Senate labor coeds and their scientific male committee, which has reported a] counterparts, stood outside under bill repealing the Taft-Hartley law the budding elm trees and watched in toto. This confronts Senator Taftithe celestial phenomenon, with a choice. He can either offer! "There were more than 50 stu- a full dress substitute for the com- dents who joined me during the mittee bill, thus keeping his law Mr. Scarborough said. "I the books in altered form. Or he met with the first group at can accept the committee bill and just as the moon entered the seek to amend It, thus letting space of partial il- ate tried today for a quick com-) come tax receipts. promise over the dif- ference in their foreign aid bills. Basic per pupil aids are increas- ed from to under the bill, I with equalization for Chairman Kee (D-W. Va.) of thejhard-up boosted. An House foreign affairs committee! effort to include aid for junior col- ffmiTPlrf thO frtttlrf ha i figured the matter could be settled swiftly. Chairman Connally (D-Tex- as) of the Senate foreign relations committee said it might take two or three days. leges failed. Representative Herseth said that on the basis of estimates of in- come tax receipts for the next two years the current surplus of Four Persons Were killed and 32 injured last night when powerful windstorms exploded across Georgia. This shows the front of one department store ripped out at Manchester, Ga., during the storm which lasted only one minute. City Manager William C. McLemore said that damage on two blocks of Main street at Manchester would run to Zebulon and Griffin, in west central Georgia, were also hit by tornadlc winds. A pint-sized tornado cut through a rural area in Walker county in. extreme northwest Georgia. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) law be repealed. THE FORMER COURSE seemed lumination." Mr. Scarborough said the moon to be preferred in the bold earlier! itself was almost at the closest posi- days of the session, when those whojtion to the earth and it cut through voted for the Taft-Hartley law in the shadow at nearly the point of the 80th Congress were saying they' greatest diameter. He said his stu- would die rather than repeal it in dents determined that the moon the 81st. But two of the shrewdest cut through just slightly north of and most influential of the Re-1 the earth's shadow. publican moderates. Senators Wayne Morse of Oregon 'and Irving Ives of New York, think that it is time to "get the Taft-Hartley label off (Continued on M, Column 3.) ALSOPS President Eight Missing a! Montgomery Wards "The Clear Sky Helps sky was said Mr. __. 1 r- WX Five members from each com- in the income tax school miitee buckled down to the will be reduced to They got the job after the House) by the expenditures okayed a bill School Aid day by a better than 7 to l mar- The senate education committee to 48. The Senate passed stm is studying the school aid pro- its own higher-priced bill last Fri- posal. Indications are the version day by a ten to one edge, 70 to 7.jit approves will lay more emphasis measures are pointed in thejon aid for distressed districts. The state departments appropria- tion measure is more Kathy Buried in Hearing White Easter Dress same of the European recovery program for an- other 15 months, until June 30, 1950. The cash will have to come along later in a separate appropriation bill. The Economic Cooperation ad- ministration, which runs the recov- ery program, asked for a bill, and that is what the Scarborough, "and it meant much to us. It was a good example of lsenate voted: of it to the phenomenon." ltlde.ECA. over until June 30, The phenomenon, which could bei280'000'000 for UlE year, and ___ _ seen on half the earth's surf ace. contract authority up to amount allowed two years ago re- than was allotted for the same piir poses for the current two years, but less than -Governor Youngdahl asked in his budget. Representative Claude H. Allen, St. Paul, chairman of the house appropriations committee, said that group cut the requests by allow- ing only a third of the 251 new employes proposed in the budget. He said the increase over the San Marino, Kathy Fiscus was buried today in the frilly white dress that she had hoped to wear to church Easter Sunday. In the small blue casket also lay the favorite doll of the three-year- old tot whose death in an old well became a world epic. The Rev. Bertrand R. Crist conducted the rites at the littie stone church of a mortuary at nearby Alhambra at 11 a. m. He is the minister -at the San Marino Congregational began at The eclipse was total at p. m. and at it was practically over. The House kept the for next year intact. But it denied MrTscarborough also said thatlthe contract authority, and it cut _..... nnn fleets rising costs, including a sal- ary increase granted last July 1. The workmen's compensation Father Jailed, Kidnaping Story Termed Fraud Beverly Hills, Calif, Police church. Interment was in Glen Abby Memorial part at Chula Vista, near San Diego, Calif., in a family plot. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. David H. Fiscus, named as pallbearers close family friends, including Don- ald T. Metz, a contractor who aided throughout the 52-hour attempted rescue operations. Meanwhile funds are growing to ;ive financial recognition to the 50 on Girl's Story for Mil ton -Babich, charged with first de gree murder ia the death of his pride's sister, planned to consult with the 19-year-old youth today about a story told police by a schoo; chum of the slain Patricia Birming- The story Carol Leszynski, 16, old police at Kenosha, Wis., yes- erday caused Attorney Arthur lichter to obtain a delay in a pre- liminary hearing for Babich. The ;tate accuses Babich with shooting 3atricia, 16, and throwing her weighted body into the Milwaukee i bill, sponsored by Representative branded as a father's hoax little girl. some time after he had left from tile fund for tbeJRobert Sheran of Mankato, wouldithe kidnaping of a five-year-old students, one of them called to tell remainder of this fiscal year. (increase benefits to injured and said the lad's mother is' him that a display of Aurora Bore- northern was visible. Mr. Scarborough called the display Ion the same night a coincidence. It was pointed out that the eclipse By William Ferris jincrease benefits to injured and However, the House tossed in anjers by about a year. to agree. investment guarantee feature from to and in private aid.. Under it, the benefits from ernment would grant private The child's' fathet, Joe Good- to 60 heroes who struggled under ivfer February 10, five weeks dangerous conditions to reach the he elopea Wlth her slster- Kathleen, then 17. Babich has claimed the shooting was he intended only to frighten Patricia so she by the Los funds Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Veterans of Foreign ____ would have been even more spec- ness certain guarantees up to that labor Conciliator Approved Chicagc alities within Company today left the firm a skeletonized top management. tacular if one were observing it from the moon. From that vantage clash of person-1 point the earth woulfl have befm ball, with a shimmering caused by the sun's rays. A scientific milestone of some Sewell Avery was there as was reached last night on the man. Willard Sahloff was there coast when television cameras a vice-president, a position to which carried pictures of the eclipse rec- he was appointed last June, Butjorded by television cameras set up the president was gone and so were Jon the roof of the Franklin institute eight vice-presidents. !in Philadelphia. The cameras were The company's president. Wilbur'focused through powerful telescopes, Norton, and several of the vice-! presidents, resigned last summer. Albert Stcffey was the latest of the vice-presidents to walk out. Hej did so yesterday, making the third vice-president to resign since last Saturday. "There is no more security (atj Ward's) at present than there has; been in the Stclfey said. The eruption this week affected two men in the most important op- erating positions under Avery. Stef-i Younger Drivers Top Accident Records in State figure for investing in European recovery projects. The government wouldn't guarantee anybody against ordinary business risks. An invest- or would have a guarantee that he could turn into dollars any prof- jits made in foreign currency. And he would have a guarantee agains' losses caused by confiscation, riot) war or revolution. The House voted for just what its foreign affairs committee rec- ommended. It wouldn't cut a -ickel below. Three times various House mem- bers tried to hack away some of the funds. Three times the House said nothing doing. The votes weren't even close. And all other amendments were toppled like ten ins. Some foes of the program said i was "economic that if such spending continues (housewives may neefi a bushel bas- The senate labor committee ap proved the nomination of Harry L Hanson as state labor conciliator but the tax committee ordered a subcommittee investigation of Ben Constantine, mayor of Eveleth, be. fore acting on his appointment as iron range resources commission- er. maximum, 500 ojf grand theft as a re- sult of an investigation into the case. The theft charge is connect-! In'oi general Senator Donald Wright, olis, moved the inquiry. He said he had heard some things about Constantine and only wanted to learn the facts. He gave no de- tails. The senate finance committee re- versed itself on the youth conser- vation camp. After voting several weeks ago to reject the idea, the group yesterday approved an ap- propriation of for the pro- ject for the next two years. The ;overnor had asked The camp is to be Dr. Frederick Newbarr, chief ed with the kidnaping story j county autopsy surgeon, said Kathy Police Chief C. H. Anderson flat-idied Peacefully in a coma, a placid ly described Goodman's story on her face- A0 autopsy St. in the 20-jbit of bread. of bills before long to buy a fey was in charge of all retail 24 age bracket were involved in Backers said the EGA program stores, signed charge ol the mail order division. Steffey had been with the com- Charles Odorizzi, who re- more accidents last year than any over the weekend, had other age group, the Minnesota highway department reported to- day. pany years, Odorizzi 12 years. Arthur Romer, another vice-presi- dent who quit earlier this week, had been with Ward's 32 yenrs. Ward's blow-up is without prece- ley as a young law violators. the kidnaping and ransom payment as "an attempt to gain sympathy so he wouldn't be press- ed to pay in gambling debts which he admitted owing." He quoted Mrs. Goodman as saying "It looks like a gambling debt She told police she plans to take I tier son and a daughter to .her homej in Georgia, but added she isn't con- templating divorce. Mrs. Goodman told officers her son was driven off Monday by bogus representatives of a military aca- demy. Shortly afterwards, she said, she received a telephone call order- ng her to bring to a down- awn building to ransom the boy. Mrs. Goodman withdrew all shej a safety deposit] she said, met a man and j report listed the cause of death as suffocation. Kathy plunged 90 feet into the 14-inch casing of the forgotten well at p. m. Friday. Her body was removed from the nearby rescue ieneii her." Stop making remarks about Lieutenant Max Kramer of the Kenosha police'said Carol related that Patricia had told her, "Milton tried to get fresh with me." Carol did not elaborate on the nature of the incident, Kramer said. She ap- peared nervous and frightened, Kramer added. Kramer said Carol told him: "I kind of blame myself for Pat's death. She told me Milton threat- Unification Law Termed Inadequate Forrestal Worn Down By Constant Official Brawling Air Force joined the Army today in publicly blasting the existing national de- fense setup as inadequate and expensive. Secretary of Air Symington, ap- pearing at a closed-door session of the Senate armed services commit- tee Thursday, declared the pre- sent unification law "has not work- ed' satisfactorily." Chairman Tyd- ings (D-Md.) made the testimony public today. "We have tried out this half- measure organization and there is unanimous agreement that it is In- Symington said. He added that former Secretary of Defense Forrestal "has constant- ly been a referee of three brawls as he tried to operate his job." Like Secretary of the Army Roy- all, who said much the same thing in an open session of the commit- tee yesterday, Symington said the civilian defense chiel never will be able to ride herd on the quar- reling Army, Navy and Air Force unless he is givea much greater power. Savings Possible Such authority, he said, "could save billions annually." That could be accomplished, Sy- mington added, by operating tha Defense department "from a fresh start as against trying- to haul to- gether three independent each with its own training, pro- curement ana the like. When such a. merger of functions was adopted in the San Francisco defense region, he ended a "triplication in warehousing, la transportation, and so Just as Royall did, Symington urged dropping the civilian heads of the Army, Navy and Air Force from their present ranks to the position of under secretaries. Both officials went considerably jeyond the measure intended to ighten up the unification of hree services which is now before he Senate committee. The bill would make the chair- manship of the joint chiefs of staff held temporarily by Gener- l Dwight D. per- manent job. The chairman would e top military adviser to the Pres- dent and secretary of defense. Both Royall and Symington gave lat their complete backing. As now set up the joint chiefs must make decisions by tmanl- nous vote. Royall called that an absurdity" and Symington's tes- "One of the air secretary said, can "gut the decisions of the other shaft at p. m. Sunday. The girl then related Patricia had Meantime, another' abandoned advice on what to do a vacant lot frequented by children It was 18 inches in diameter anc 125 feet deep. Dr. George M. Uhl city health officer, ordered it fillec and capped immediately. Efforts are being made to locate all such wells so there will be no repetition of the tragedy which so gripped the world. about the 'land Carol suggested she tell Kath- leen. Carol was found at Kenosha center fo is one of the best investments in history, that it works for peace, j The only change the House ac- cepted went into the bill Monday. Of the drivers in the That was intended to assure small 983 reported mishaps in 1948, a fair and reasonable 717 were just out of their teens, (share of EGA orders. The Senate the department said. In the 15-19 age division, drivers had ac dent in a company which last year Indents. sold more than a billion dollars! The department said the 15 worth of merchandise and had] 24 group, with a total of earnings of Ward's accounted for more acci- the second largest retail merchan-jdents than any.other ten-year age dising firm in the country, beintrjspan grouping. exceeded only by Sears, Roebuck! Company, Precise reasons for this week's CCft ftflfi resignations were not given. fey and Odorizzi hinted they had remained on in expectations that relations with Avery would improve after last summer's resignations. I masked gun But, in Odorizzi's words, "these ex-jmen held up a diamond importer pectations have not been his salesman iu suburban Oak IjTheft Reported Financial men in La Sails street pointed to the Ward proxy solici- tation for votes at the annual stock- holders meeting April 22. It dis- Park yesterday and stole three sample cases of jewelry they valu- ed at Jack Lebow, the importer, told closed that none of the resigningi police he and his salesman Harry men had received a bonus or 33, were accosted by the compensation for the 1948 year. It has been customary in the past at Ward's, as with other companies, to grant extra compensation in ad- dition to stated salaries when a company has a good year. Avery, who rules with an iron de- cides on this important point. __ i gunmen as they were about enter their parked car. They .es- caped in a car driven by a third nan. Lebrow said the sample cases contained diamonds, watches, mis-, cellaneous rings and, 100 platinum has a somewhat different provision to take care of small business in its' bill. The roll call vote by which the House passed the bill include: Blatnik, McCar thy, Wier, Andersen, Andresen Judd, Marshall. Against: Hagen O'Hara. Biemiller, Zab- locki, Byrnes, Davis, Keefe, Murray Smith, Withrow. Against: Hull. Killer of Two Boys Gets Death Sentence Bremen, .Germany IB The death sentence was imposed yes- terday on a 39-year-old ship's ste- ward, Bodo Fries, for the murder of two young boys. He was con- victed by a German court after testifying that he slew the young- sters in 1945 and 1947 while pos- sessed with "the urge to kill some- one." Fries also told the court he cut, up the body of one of his victims and served some of the flesh to his family, telling them it was Wiley Says Oleo Tax Repeal Would Cut Dairy Herds Washington Senator Wiley (R-Wis.) said today a bill to re peal oleomargarine taxes woulc "sign the death warrant for 000 dairy cattle." In testimony prepared for the Senate finance committee, he de- clared: "The best dairy economists In the nation have predicted that if oleo is permitted fraudulently to take the place of butter and to drive butter from the market, there will be a slaughter of an estimated head of dairy cattle." Wiley and Representative Poage D-Texas) are leaders of the oppos- ing factions in the oleomargarine fight. Poage is the author of a House- passed bill which would repeal fed- eral oleomargarine taxes. Wiley is ine of 26 senators supporting a ubstitute bill which also would re- move the taxes but would ban in- erstate shipment of yellow colored to wait at a phone booth, where she said she received a call and was in- structed to pick up the child by the Ambassador hotel. This she did.JTT- The boy had an envelope with 1 I 1311 1C in his hand. Washington Top and yesterday, eight hours after she was reported missing from her home. She was taken back to Mil- waukee and placed under the care of a physician. Urges Private Discussions Secretary of Defense Johnson, just back from a meeting of the joint chiefs with Eisenhower at Key Fla., made it clear news conference that any at a disa- Richter said he asked for postponement of the preliminary bearing so he could confer with Babich about Carol's story. District Judge Harvey Keelen continued the hearing until May 4 over the objections of District At- ereements among the military high command must not be aired pub- licly. Asked about a house committee's Kramer said, approval of more for the Air Force than President Truman had rec- ommended, Johnson said: "I'm supporting the President's program. I'm not quarreling with congress." When a reporter sought to reopen the question, the secre- jtary interrupted: "The language the i will speak for itself." Royall told the Senate group, "We are worse prepared today to meet an emergency than before we had unification." He said the secretary of defense should be given strong power to effect "real unification." torney William McCauley. Then he moved into a subject McCauley has quoted Babich asf which has as much potential inter- saying he bought a, gun two weeks {service bitterness as the Air Force- before the shooting took place in [Navy wrangle. an automobile. He said Patricia reached for the weapon as it laj on the front seat and the gun dis _ _ Washington, D. C., today were charged twice. Babich said his fin named grand award, winners in Was on National Safety council's 1948 nat- ional traffic safety contest. All 48 states and 578 cities par- ticipated in the annual nationwide competition. The winning state and city were selected for doing, in the opinion of the judges, the most that could be done practicably for traffic saf- ety. Israel's Jews Kept From Wailing Wall lag ia putting armistice terms into effect will pre- vent Israel's Jews from marking- the start of Passover tonight at their ancient wailing wall. The wailing wall is in the old! city of Jerusalem. Since the Mid- dle Ages Jews have prayed there at the start of each Passover feast, which commemorates their exodus from Egypt. However, Trans-Jordan's Arab trigger Norway Denies Red Report of U.S. Bases gave prom inent display today to a report that Norway is undertaking to gram military bases to the United States. The official communist newspaper headlined the item "Plans for the creation of American military bas- es in Norway." The dispatch was a Tass story from Helsinki quoting two Finnish newspapers, Tyokansan Sanomat and Vapaa Sana, based on an ar- ticle by "a correspondent of the democratic press bureau from Oslo." (Prior to Norway's decision to oin the North Atlantic alliance, He said Johnson's new powers shouls include authority to "abolish the Marine Corps and make it part of the Army if necessary." The Marine Corps, with a long tra- dition of service in the far corners and big battles of the, world, has some strong views about this idea. At the news conference Johnson was willing to talk about one sub- ject concerning the opinion of the joint chiefs of staff. Asked what he thought about the possibility of war, Johnson said: "I think both the joint chiefs and myself feel that war is a little farther off today than it was a little while ago." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and cloudiness tonight and mostly cloudy Thursday. Bain likely late Thurs- day and cooler Thursday; low to- vJoseph Goodman Legion, which occupied the old city in last year's Palestine war, is still [there. Moscow charged that part of the night 38; high Thursday 56. agreement would call for American military bases in Norway. This was denied by the Norwegian govern- ment.) (In Oslo an official spokesman WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 78; minimum, 44; noon, 68; precipitation, none; sun sets to- for Norway's foreign at sun rises tomorrow branded the report as "brazen at Additional weather on Page 15,   

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