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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              GENERALLY FAIR FM-RADIO AT ITS BEST VOLUME 49, NO. 59 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 26, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY U. S. Pulls Big Ships Out of Yangtze Communist Army Hears Shanghai Armies (open arrow) aimed for the sea at Hangchow hop- ing to trap Nationalist troops below Shanghai, and thereby dissolve the Nanking-Shanghai defense triangle (broken Shanghai seemingly had been bypassed. Kven military spokesmen could not say just where the communist armies were. Black portion cf map represents known areas of communist control and black arrows indicate direction of red attacks across the Yangtze river. (A.P. Wirephoto Map.) Alma Man Dies In Cave-in of Sewer Trench Willsam Haase, 11, Buried in Dirt Up to Shoulders Alma, Wis. A 72- year-old Alma resident was crush- ed to death Monday afternoon when dirt from a sewer trench caved in. William Haase suffered a crush- ed chest as he was buried in dirt up to his shoulders p. m. He and Romeo Itaerg were dig-' ging at opposite ends of a trench about six feet deep and ten feet long, extending from the front of the Iberg house on Second street. According to Iberg, a warning was shouted by Before Iberg could see just how the accident happened, Haase was buried in the dirt. Iberg ran to a neighbor's home I to get Vernal Hertzfeldt to help him. He also called Dr. M. O. JBachhuber. The doctor said death came almost instantly. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the H. F. 'stohr funeral chapel, the Rev. M. C Witmer of Fountain City offici- ating. Burial will be in the Alma cemetery. Haase, an ardent sportsman, was born February 9, 1877 in the town of Alma, the son of Peter and Wiebke Haase. He married Miss Anna Jecklin here May 31, 1927 and has made bis home here for 22 years. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are one Henry, of AlmaT and two sisters, Mrs. Carl Duerkop, La Crosse, and Mrs. Gust Schultz, Mondovi. Cigarette, Gasoline Taxes Increased; Property Levy Up By Jack B. Mackay and Adolph Johnson St Paul-W-The longest regular session of the Minnesota legisla- ture m the history of the state ended shortly before midnight Monday after voting record-breaking appropriations. The legislature, which became entangled toward the end in budget- balancing difficulties, ran five days overtime. Adjournment came less With Itsoof Clipped Off by strong winds last night, the 40 by 74-foot farm near Whitehall, Wis., stands amid a farmyard of broken limbs and scattered o the metal roofing were carried over half a mile away, landing m several different fields Some the roofs gable lhat crashed to the ground as he fled the structure. Altura Road Accepted As State Highway Approval of the Altura-Rolling stone-Minnesota City road as a state highway and of the construc- tion of a athletic plant for the Winona State Teachers college were among the final actions taken by the Minnesota legislature yes terday. Designation of the Altura-Minne sota City road, involves By Fred Hampson Shanghai The U. S. Navy pulled its heavy ships out of Shanghai today to avoid involvement in China's civil war. Communist armies slowly closed in on this great city and spurred their offensive The British followed the American lead and withdrew warships of their Shanghai force. Movement of the ships into the Yangtze estuary will put them out of artillery range when the reds arrive in the world's fourth largest city. When the communists would come no one knew. But Shanghai appeared ready to receive them resistance. Most of the city's inhabitants expect No. 1 Buoy on Whangpoo River Empty Today the reds to walk in and take over las they did the nationalist capital at Nanking, No one seemed to know how far away the communists were. Neither did anyone appear to know the whereabouts of nationalist forces RV Timhrrc 'hat had retreat-------- Shanghai The No 1 buoy I king, and the others that were on the Whangpoo river off Shang-; defend Shanghai, hai's famed bund is empty. In Home of U. S. Envoy Way Appears Clear to End Berlin Blockade Washington The United States said today "the way appears clear" for lifting the Berlin block- ade provided the Russian terms actually are those published by Mos- about 14 egislature. Much of the increase will go to finance Governor Luther Youngdahl's mental health pro- gram. Wednesday, the final day for passing bills, lasted more than 118 hours. Clocks in both houses were covered to avoid any successful challenge of the validity of the law- makers' overtime actions. Bills Signed Governor Youngdahl signed the final two bills approved In the clos- ing hours with only minutes to spare. The last bill established a state tax rate on real estate and person- al property of 8.69 mills and 8.52 for the second year of the bien- nium starting July 1. The rate for the current year is 6.35 mills. The next to the last cow. The State department got out a statement of the Ameri- whereaous o na sjcall position. It was understood the that had retreated south from Nan- states, Britain and France i i.i t.hnt. were to had the published Soviet terms and found them acceptable. The only reservation appears to be For years it has been the synibol communist soldiers in Nanking of foreign leadership in fcoim- boidly burst into the home of Amer- try. The nation with a warship ican Ambassador J. Stuart Leigh- tied to that buoy was the No. 1 foreign nation to all Chinese. Years ago the British Ijeld the soa miles of highway, Senator L. W Dernek said today. He is still In ;t. Paul today winding up affairs. That was the only state highway designation made in Winona coun- ty at this session, he added. A rule adopted eliminated requests for designation of the Pleasant Valley road as a highway and also the connecting road from Lewiston to highway 43. This rule, said Demek, required that a community of some size be on the proposed designation. The appropriation for the teach- ers college is part of a large state building program. The in- acquisition of riating for was passed only after prolonged and acrimonious debate in the louse. The measure had threaten- eludes for land. Temporary planning calls construction of the plant on T.C. practice field on street, it was learned. for the Johnson 14-Year-Old Acquitted Of Murder Chicago Fourteen-year-olc Howard Lang was acquitted today of murdering a seven-year-old play Summary of Bills Page 13 ed to force a special session be- cause house-senate conferees had trouble their differen- This bill was signed by the gov- ernor and deposited in the office of the secretary of state one min- ute before midnight. After the house had yielded to senate conferees on the building bill by increasing allowances -ap- proximately a dispute arose over an appropriation of 000 for a hospital site near Brain- erd for feebleminded. House conferees refused to agree to any appropriation, but yielded on designating Brainerd as the site. During debate, Representative Claude Allen of St. Paul, chairman of the house appropriations com- mittee, said this would "not be binding on any future legislature." The measure carries money for new buildings at state institutions, teachers' colleges, the University of Minnesota and its branch schools. Representative Otto Clark of Os- akis made a futile attempt to re- ject the coniirence committee re- afa buoy. Then the Japanese grabbed it during World War II. At the end ton, 72. He was unharmed as was his staff. A strong State depart-! ment protest to the communists' over the incident was forthcoming. The incident was the first during wona wai .nt incident was tne iirst mvoiv- of the war an American ship was a joreign official since red shore kept tied up there. ijruns damaged four British war- The last American ship Qn Yangtze between buoy a few hours ago. It was tnej sh ngh ai and Nanking last week. down stream out of possible gun i was impossible to get anything nese cpolies began rooting through; papers. the abandoned dockside naval sta- xhe Central News agency, issu- tion to see if anything of value hading a garrison communique, said been left behind. Formerly they j operations in the Nanking-Han g- would not have dared such a boidichow_shanghai triangle had slacs- ours. Hospital Corpsman Richard Baltz- er of Beatrice. Neb., watching the _ jened during the past 48 hours. Meanwhile, Shanghai, which; had taken the situation with relative calm, was beginning to show evi half carried over a half mile by strong winds last night barn was lifted and blown over a wide area tangling trees, and Ed Sonsalla and William Witt. The Sonsallas are planning to rebuild the struc- CO, of some Although both Roy Sonsalla, 74, barn when the storm hit, neither was injured. whether the Russians intend to pro- pose any further conditions. Rural Teacher Shot by Pupil Arthur, Nina Dona- hue, teacher at the White rural j school near here, was shot and wounded today by a 16-year-old boy. TWO DOyS WCIC "Hpiw WinQS 3.I1U uufi an hour and a half later beneath storms were of short duration and damage was com- a bridge more than a mile light They had been chased by deputy Johnson farm, one mile north of Modena, Wis., a sheriffs after they fled across fields, j the RLS- wia -----------1 Their names were not made known oarii Republican photos Heavy Winds, Rain Strike Area Heavy and rain struck several localities in the Winona area v- dQwn about g p_ m when strong a, h Eldorado prepare to leave, pointed ruefully a? a Y. M. C. A. sign on com- Eldorado sailed the seemed J______ came into the view ot all, !but there was little business. Many It said: failed to open. .hearty welcome awaits you m j buoy, the sign tonight [whether toe communists would immediately. Mrs. Donahue was taken to Jar- man hospital Tuscola. Attend- ants .hit -t The structure was a wreck, but The structure was a. holding the door againsi me wiuu. Mrs. Johnson today was unable to section of the structure in MJS. JOIliliUU Luuajr SCCUOn 01 lue o" hospital ,at estimate her losses. She said aside which 50 head of cattie said she was some sman pigs, no livestock undamaged. zrfe a on was lost. Winds scattered hay from le to give a IUTUICJ icyum -j" remained was ijje londition immediately. hv hpaw rains, she said. soaked h nearby Maple Grove M kNo. 1 had lost all significance. Paris Red 'Peace' Conference Ends WIlcUUGi strike first to seal off the nation- ist escape route by taking Hang- chow 100 miles southwest of Shang- hai or hit for Shanghai itself and communist-back d world peace congress has ended its Paris conclave after six days punished yesterday by Donahue's husband, George, who is teacher there. They said the pupil and a com- panion came to the White school today. Mrs. Donahue was shot af- ter she entered the school yard hai, or hit lor snangiuw ter sne entered tne scnooi >ara close the government's largest g a. m. The two boys then tential evacuation port. It was pos- across {ields, Tuey were sur- sible they would try to do both.! Ships Moved h H ber of tor described as being of .to eu rc withdrawal of the four Ameri-jthe sheriff's office at nearby SuUi- farm. its Paris conclave after six days craft camejvall threatened to open fire of frenzied attacks on the Atlantic can after tte Com- pact, the Marshall plan and that the in the town of Lincoln, northwest of Whitehall, about the same time Monday. On the Arthur Galstad and the Clarence Sonsalla farms, winds rip- he two ooys men ped the tin from the roofs of farm They were sur- buildings. The storm continued the bridee They down the valley and hit with con- the bridge, fury on me SosaUa fo-rm UmatecT'the project would cost some The chute of the silo also was blown off. The same storm, which was ac- companied by rain and lightning, iding United States in a propaganda war The vote of the delegates was unanimous. They also adopted a manifesto demanding outlawing, of the atomic bomb and condemning military al- !of China. It is known that the U. S. has two cruisers and several destroy- ers of its western Pacific fleet in the east China sea around the mouth of the Yangtze. These war- ships, normally based at Tsingtao, liances, colonialism and (Continued on Page 9, Column 6.) ment of Western Germany and Ja-j v pTJt pan." w- Week-Old Siamese Twins Still Alive Dortmund, mese girl twins, born here April 18 still are alive, Professor Georg Meyer-zu-Hoerste of the Com- munal Children's clinic said today. The twins are said to have two heads, two hearts, three arms and two legs. XUCic .m Aj-iftn by 74 foot barn and scattered deb- Remained in Barn There is lifted the roof off a 40 to a high of 77, heavy rains meas mere li> lUieu __ 7c fell fna h-ripf nCTlOf ris over a wide area. The storm also damaged the chicken coop, granary and summer kitchen roofs. Roy Sonsalla, 74, and his son, Ray, refuse in n ucnicuv He was grazed by Damaged by ing timers as he ran from barn. father remained in ffie barn, I the ground only once, caused heavy damage on the Roy Bauer farm in Cannon City township seven miles east of Ejribault last night. The loss included five head of cattle, the barn, a blown down silo, the door against the winj wrecked machine shed and damage to the home. The barn containing 38 head of cattle collapsed. Two cows and three calves were so severely in- jured they had to be destroyed. Paul Glendon, a farm hand, who was working In the barn when the tornado struck, escaped injury. Bauer's house was damaged when the tornado hurled a machine shed against it. I No other storm loss in the area was reported. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and and a little cooler tonight; low 44. Wednes- LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 77; minimum, 52; noon, 68- precipitation, .45; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional -weather" on Page 12. John A. Sbarbaro of criminal court who heard the case without a jury. Lang was accused of killing Lon- nie Fellick in a woods west of Chicago on October 18, 1947, dur- ing a quarrel. The child was knifed and bludgeoned with a chunk of concrete. This was Lang's second trial. An earlier conviction and 22-year sen- tence was reversed by the Illinois supreme court on the ground that the defendant; 12 at the time of the slaying, was too young to under- stand the crime with which he was charged and the meaning of a guil- ty plea. Lang pleaded guilty at his first trial. He pleaded Innocent at the second. In a nine-page decision, Judge Sbarbaro ruled the state had failed to overcome the legal presumption that Lang did not know the differ- ence between right and wrong. ley near Whitehall. Rain and wind was reported around Lewiston, but there was no farm damage reported to County Agent Norman C. Mindrum. In Winona, where temperatures during the afternoon had climbed tU it uring .45 inch fell ina brief period when lightning hit a chimney atop the Chicago and North Western Sullivan Resigns As Navy Secretary Secretary John L. Sullivan resigned today in protest against scrapping the 000-ton super aircraft carrier. His action, which had been ex- pected, is based on his belief that the Navy is not being given proper consideration in defense policy. Secretary of Defense Johnsons order Saturday to stop work on the carrier was just one of a series of incidents against which Sullivan is protesting, asso- as a "political pork barrel." He said he resented "scuttling" of an intermin report of two years ago recommending Alexandria as the site for the new institution, Appropriations Flayed Other speakers, including both liberals and conservatives, attack- ed the size of the total appropria- tion provided in the bill. Among them, were Representatives E. J. Chllgren of Llttlefork, minority leader; Reuben Felt of Willmar. Curtiss Olson of Roseau, Fred Cina of Aurora, Robert F. Lee of An- nandale, J. A. Anderson of New York Mills, and Lawrence Haeg of Robbinsdale, one of the house conferees. Majority Leader Roy Dunn of Pelican Rapids finally forced a vote on the bill by moving the pre- vious question, which shuts off de- bate. "There Is a special session In- volved in this bill." be said. "I don't want tq spend six weeks more here. We are working against The house vote on the bill was 69 to 35. A few moments later the senate approved it, 51 to 0. On the tax levy bin. the house vote was 67 to 57, only one vote vote uv above the minimum necessary for passage. The senate vote was 58 to 0. ciates said. A White House announcement on Sullivan's departure was under- stood at noon to be in preparation. Sullivan is known to have sub- mitted his resignation in a talk with the President yesterday. Top White House aides expressed belief Sunday night that the tor- pedoing of the carrier project was "the straw that broke' the camel's back" so far as Sullivan is con- cerned. To' balance the budget and avoid a higher property tax, the legis- lature imposed a one cent extra tax on each package cigarettes and approved transfer of from the income tax fund to the ceneral revenue fund. The cigarette tax increase-from three to four cents-became effective immediate- ly upon signature by the gover- nor. It is expected to raise a year. The governor spoke briefly in each house after business was com- pleted. To the senate he expressed "sincre appreciation for solid, hard an outstanding rufZKed hard an o iob for the cause of mental health." "This probably has been the most difficult session in all legisla- tive history from the standpoint of trying to solve the financial he told the house.   

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