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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR, WARMER TONIGHT, SUNDAY FM RADIO AT ITS BEST VOLUME 49, NO. 51 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 16, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-TWO PAGES 95 Million State School Aid Asked .I T Fight Likely Tidal Wave LaSneS State Senate Republican-Herald photo by Merrltt Kelley Easter Time Is the time for eggs! And Roxanne and Suzanne Sweazey, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James Sweazey, 1624 West Fifth street, are shown getting ready for the big day. The girls, who are pupils at the Jefferson school, color eggs in quantity for an Easter hunt Sunday. The Alsops U. S. Must Be Tough In Formosa seashore and in woodlands. By Joseph Alsop Washingtoni-For the vast major- ity of Americans who have not studied our strategic commitments and necessities, it would be natural to ask, "Where is Tai The answer is that Tai Wan is the of- ficial name of Formosa, the big, rich, mountainous island off the China coast, that was handed over to the Chinese government after the Japanese surrender. These particular items from the geography school books are rele- vant at the moment for a simple but rather disturbing reason. The Chinese government that now holds Tai Wan is in the last stages of collapsing under the attack of its communist rival. Yet the American oau strategists, planners and policy-! makers are unhappily convinced that Tai Wan must remain in warning, yesterday friendly hands. V w w _ _ Millions to Attend, Hear Easter Rites On Sunday Morning Huge Section Of 300-Foot Cliff Tumbles Little Community Near Tacoma, Wash., Thrown Into Panic Tacoma, Wash. A huge section of a 300-foot cliff, apparently loosened by Wednesday's earth- quake, plunged into Puget sound a few miles north of here early to- day. A resulting eight-foot wave hit the little community of Salmon Beach. The wave ripped out a private dock and ramp, smashed a number of small boats and threw the com- 'munity into panic. The water 'smacked against beach-sides homes. No injuries were reported. The slide appeared to be about lone-half mile "long. It was just north of the Salmon Beach com- munity and about one mile and i one-half south of the tip of Point I Defiance. j Mrs. John Bourgaize, boathouse owner who was awakened by the 'roar, said the falling cliff shoved into the sound about 600 feet. ,The slide drove water about 25 feet I away from the beach vicinity. The Iwave slammed back in a matter of I seconds, Mrs. Bourgaize said. Besides the damaged dock and boats, a number of water pipes a'ong the dock area were torn out. There was no early estimate of dam- age to the homes, if any, although a row of cottages along the beach was washed by the wave. Barring further slides, there ap- peared to be no further danger, but the 300 panicky residents of the community remained along the beach or gathered in central spots. At first another earthquake was feared. Wednesday's quake center- ed only about 30 miles away. The coast guard, alerted by the report of the wave, sent a cutter to stand by in case of emergency. This Air Photo shows where cliff 400 feet high roared into Puget sound early today, barely missing edge of Salmon Beach community near Tacoma, Wash, Wednesday's earthquake is blamed. Old Fort Nisqually, upper right, is close to the edge of slide. Trees protrude from what was 100-foot deep water. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Drive to Cut U. S, Spending Losing Ground Wallace Beery, Film Star for Years, Dead Beverly Hills, Beery, 60, veteran screen actor, died last night from a cardiac con- By Oliver De Wolf dition. He had been ill for some stand by in case of emergency. Washington Some top He- time. Mrs. Carl Pf itzenmeyer, owner of publicans in the Senate expressed j ge suffered a heart strain at his a store at Salmon Beach, told Thejaoubt today that their drive to cut; jackson Hole, Wyo., ranch six was awakened 0.1, a. iv in. by a loud roaring noise, followed Immediately] roaring noise, jcmowcu One G.O.P. leader, asking not to by the heavy waves sweeping onto j be' identified by name, said flatly that this session will see no slashes that will amount to anything. He By The Associated Press v e ssoci Millions of Americans at dawn tomorrow will hear the story of a risen the beach. Salmon Beach is about two miles south of Point Defiance, at the northern extremity of Tacoma, and about one mile north of the Ta- coma Narrows bridge. The 300 resi- I dents of the community left their i homes and headed for the beach. 'hat an Millions of Americans at dawn omorrow w ear e Christ retold at outdoor services on mountain tops and in valleys, on the uponthem, cut no ttllU 111 In some places throngs running into the tens of thousands wiUj gather, while in others only a handful of worshippers will be present. Man Survives Golden Gate Bridge Leap San lei WlllJtJ ill UW1GAD Vmj MA i. Fair, but slightly cool weather was forecast for most sections of nation. Perhaps the largest outpouring wiU be at the 24-year-old ceremony I in the Wichita mountains, near Law- ton, Okla. Here the 1939 record of worshippers is expected to be exceeded. Other large'crowds may include: Lincoln Bust Given Museum at D. C.'s Fort Lincoln; at Chicago's Sol- dier field; at Pasadena's Rose bowl; 50.000 at Miami's Orange bowl, and at the Hollywood bowl. a judge's became the our far-spread: second person officially to survive Washington plaster bust said that might make necessary a boost in taxes. Another, Senator Taft said'he is "hopeful" that Congress will trim federal expenses, but add- ed: "I am not optimistic." A third, who has led many econ- omy drives in the past, said he will go along with any cuts sug- gested by the Democrats but "I won't stick my neck out and pro- pose any." He, too, asked to re- main anonymous. President Truman in his January j budget message estimated expenses was presented to the Lincoln mu- seum here yesterday. Henry C. Roberts, New York auth- or and antique collector, made the gift on the 84th anniversary of the death of Lincoln. Presentation was in the museum which used to be the ana JD.UUU ai wie museum wrncn usea 10 us me The movie capital's theater, where Lincoln was tional service will be on a national j sllot radio program Roberts said he did not realize the Grand Canyon Rites value of the bust when he found it For the 15th time, the songs of] wjiile browsing in a Goodwill Indus- Christendom will ring from store. irlCHQiy ii UUA kjuii VV vut Li ICO OUUiC. Pacific position is to be safeguard- a plunge from Golden Gate bridge. Shrine of Ages on the south rim Later, however, he said he learned ed. But his jump put the 22-year-old of the Arizona grand canyon was from the famous 1860 iui JLU y j services will be broadcast nationally ilife of Lincoln in Chicago, be- in lw sVirift1. in this space. Meanwhile the bestible with the law for the second Washington estimate of the Chinese time in less than a month, situation is that the communists For his 243-foot descent into the will be able to gain control of all] fast current at the entrance to San w XTllae. ncort O HI! 1 PIT and in Canada, and beamed by short wave to Europe, Latin America and the armed forces overseas. Two Colorado mountain settings be used to solemnize the story will be able to gain control of alljiast current ai uie euwam.B w aw wiu used to solemnize tne story metropolitan China within about j Francisco bay, Niles used a quick the crucjfixion and the resurrec- elghteen months. They have three action parachute and 50 feet of The park of red rocks, fore he was nominated president. The sculptor was Leonard W. Volk, who prepared a second bust from the same mask. It also is on dis- play at the museum. rope. uTdTtf GlieraSo the rope to the rail, he slid 2SS "which down, cleared the girders o now guard the approaches to Shang hai; second, to occupy the coast ports, and especially Shanghai and rest he said. It opened at 200 feet. YeUowrWer JaTns 6 have been ______ after made, the rest will oe easy :or committine a them. South China is still war lord land The communists' technique will undoubtedly be to make in XUB and committing public nuisance and lodged in the hours later, an. e will make to- ai posted dividual deals with toe leading pro- NUes was releAsed ,Hnoioi maimates like Liu wen-uuei v v_ __n-_ v0fnrc vincial magnates like Liu Wen-Huci in Szechuan and Lu Han in Yunnan. When these men have formally rec- oenized communist predominance, they can be pinched off, one by one. The first of the war lord prov- (Contlnued on Page 14, Column 7.) ALSOPS Britain Has Heat Wave had a heat wave today. The temperature got up to 83, the hottest April day since 1940. near Denver, and the Garden of the Gods, near Colorado Springs. Near Tucson, Ariz., Yaqui Indians will mark Easter by mixed pagan and Christian ceremony with color- ful dances and processions. Falcon Lair, Hollywood home of the late screen star Rudolph Valen- tino, will be the scene of an early service to "affirm the rights and dignity of mankind." Among the East coast ceremonies will be a gathering of at the' Woodland sanctuary, Florida's high- est point near Lake Wales, where the 22nd annual service will be given at the Bok singing tower. Friday when his clothes caught-fire That would mean a deficit of not counting items which have come up since then, like the rearming of Western Eur- ope, a project which reportedly would cost between and Mr. Truman asked Congress to keep the government out of the red by approving in new taxes. That met with a cool re- ception from the lawmakers. But since then, the House has ap- proved and sent to the Senate propriations measures totaling) more than No mon- ey has yet been provided for for- eign aid, although Congress has au- thorized spending up to 000 to carry on the Marshall plan through June 30', 1950. Niles was stopped by police before he tried a similar jump March 26. At that time he promised Munici- pal Judge William T. Sweigert he would never try again. He spent ten days in jail for disturbing the peace. Fergus Falls Farmer Succumbs of Burns Fergus Falls, Alfred Bundling, 79, fanner living 16 miles northeast of here, died of burns in Arlington national cemetery am- Stones From World At a shrine to America's World War n dead in Rindge, N. H., prayers will be given from an out- door altar made up of stones from Hying fields all over the world. Thousands, too, will visit the tradi- tional Moravian services at Winston- Salem, N. C. Outdoor dawn services are planned throughout New Jersey, including one at Atlantic City's steel pier. In the nation's capital about persons are expected at ceremonies months ago and had been under treatment since. His doctors told him to slow down. His widow, Mrs. Reta Beery; a brother, Will Beery; a daughter, Carol Ann, and a nephew, Noah Beery, Jr., were at the bedside. His nurse, who declined the use of her name, said the actor had been conscious to the time of death, which she said occurred at 10 p. m. at his home. Wallace Beery played a variety of roles in his long film career. He started by enacting a Swedish maid in a slapstick comedy. One of his most powerful roles was as the wealthy industrialist in "Grand Hotel." But he was best known to the American public as a rough- hewn character with a sentimental streak. He was usually cast as a hara- ened fellow with an addiction to liquor and larceny but with a heart that could easily be softened by a kid like Margaret O'Brien. He be- came famous for his grunted di- alogue, his sloppy dress and the way he'd run his hand over his massive face and mutter "Aw Shucks." Beery attributed his long popu- larity to his appeal to men and kids. "A lot of men like my he said. "They resent seeing those pretty boys oix the screen all the also attracf.a lot of a good thing. Because the old man and the old lady want to go along to the show their brats want to see." Beery was well fitted for his rough roles. He had a tough man- ner booming voice and bulky fig- feet 1 inch tall, he weighed 225 pounds. His homely face was bis fortune. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., on April 1, 1889. His father, Noah, was a city policeman. His mother, Margaret, had her hands full with [three boys, William, Noah, Jr. and Wallace. films as "The Unpardonable "Behind That and "The Four Horsemen." Douglas Fairbanks realized that Beery had qualities beyond heavy Wallace Beery Easter Monday Independence Day for Eire Dublin Eire becomes the free republic of Ireland Easter Monday, the last step in its 780- year struggle against rule by the British crown. The republic will be proclaimed before the general post office in O'Connell street where 33 years ago the bloody "Easter rebellion" flared. The last slim constitutional tie with Britain was cut last December 21 when President Sean T. O'Kelly approved repeal of the external re- lations act. This had empowered the king of England to accredit Irish diplomats abroad. Prime Minister John A. Costello chose the anniversary of the Easter rebellion as independence day, raiiace. when the freedom proclamation wil Beery became a heavy in such be read. The choice was in tribute phitheater. Afterwards a cross of riiuay wueu ilia while he was burning grass in a Easter lilies will be laid at the 1 J.nmK nnL-T-irvtrm pasture. J tomb of the unknown soldier. Cody Tom Johnson, 34, alias John Stevens, left, and Helen Jane Johnson, 26, alias Mary Stevens, right, are being held at Albany, Ga, under bond'Charged with swindling a Minnesota woman, Mrs. Katherine Tosterud of St. Paul, out of Yesterday at a S. commissioner's extradition hearing Mrs. Tosterud positively identified the couple. Neither was able to post Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) to the Irishmen who died in the struggle to wrest self-government from the British. The tattered tricolor of green gold and white which the rebels I fjQQiy HU.fctill'lCO WCJ WUU V J gVlU roles and cast him in humorous raised on that tragic. Easter Mon- tough parts. A contract with Para- day morning in 1916 will be flown mount followed. again at the ceremonies, and re- The coming of sound pictures ceive the salute of troops owing placed Beery on the "not only to their own Ire- Floor Hearing April 20 Closing Date for Passing Bills Rushes Action St Paul Another major legislative issue approached settle- ment today when the senate edu- cation committee reported out a- school aid bill. The total is less than the measure already passed by the house, and compares with approxi- mately distributed in state aids during the current two years. The measure appears likely to face a fight on the ffbor of the senate. Senator Donald O. Wright of Minneapolis called the measure "ridiculous" because Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth would get only about a tenth of the total increase provided. Senator Ancher Nelsen of Hutch- Inson repeated his previous objec- tion that the measure will grant more aid to districts that don't need it. This is the picture on other ma- jor legislation as the legislature ap- proaches April 20, last legal day for passing bills: measura has passed the Ilouse and is. await- ing consideration in the senate. It will be studied by at least one com- being debated on the floor. Mental bill to set policy of improvement in the state's program of care and treatment the mentally ill has passed both, houses unanimously. 28 Million The senate finance committee has recommended appropriations estimated at nearly roughly under tbe gov- ernor's request. The house appro- priations committee Is working on ts recommendations. Highways Both houses have passed a Ml] to add about 700 miles of new'routes to the trunk highway system. The measure needs only con- currence of the house on senate amendments before being sent to the governor. Final agreement ap- pears probable on a one cent gaso- ine increase, higher automobile license fees and submission, of a constitutional amendment to give counties a greater share and cities a share of gasoline tax moneys. Both houses have passed and the jovernor has signed a bill for a direct presidential primary. Also passed and awaiting signature of the governor is a bill to make per- nanent the a gallon increase in iquor taxes voted two years ago. The governor's proposals for higher beer and cigarette taxes and a fur- iher Increase in liquor taxes have >een shelved. Liquor BUI Dead Killed have been the governor's proposals for fair employment jractices legislation, for the power of arrest lor liquor control agents, and the Lauerman-Grottum bill for a state liquor dispensary sys- tem. Principal point of difference be- ;ween the two houses as the time !or adjournment nears is the 40 lour week. Governor Youngdahl recommend- ed that all state employes now working longer hours be put on a 40 hour week. Most of these are in the state institutions. The senate has agreed to go along with this recommendation. The aouse thus far has refused. Appro- priations bills where this matter is involved will be held up until agree- ment or a compromise is achieved. New Approach Asked On Natural Resources Madison, new ap- proach to natural resources exem- plified by the Tennesse valley is essential Increased production, Gordon R. Clapp, T.V.A. board chairman, said yesterday. "The whole country benefits as each region builds a stronger econ- omy upon its native characteristics and he told a Univer- sity of Wisconsin symposium on regionalism. Clapp said the T.V.A. had Integ- rated the development of rivers, soil, forests and minerals and also strengthened state and local Init- iative. Clapp is a native of Apple- ton, Wis., and a Lawrence college graduate. able" list until, Irving Thalberg chose him for the role of "Butch" in "The Big House." Then Beery _. the greatest of screen-teams was launched when he and Marie Dressier made "Min and The following year he ''Hell Divers" with Clark made Gable. He estimated that in 20 years of work with MGM, he made more than (net) for the com- pany. At the same time he ac- ctilcgld-UVC wiiijr vw land. Many of the rebels who fought that day will be in the cheering crowd. The rebellion was crushed ant 15 rebel leaders were executed. But history records that it marked the beginning of the end of alien rule Eire has been self-governing since 1921 when the British Par liament set up the Irish Free State comprising all the island except the six northern counties. In the yeari cumulated a sizeable fortune for Mmself. independence. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Generally fair and warmer tonight and Sun- day. Low tonight 35; high Sunday 60. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 43; minimum, 24; noon. six northern counties, in me years since then, ties with England have 43; preclpitatton, trace; sun sets to- been gradually whittled away, lead- night at 6.52, sun rises tomorrow ing to this final act establishing at Additional weather on Page 20. j.
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