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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1949, Winona, Minnesota CLEARING, COOLER VOLUME 49, NO. 70 FM RADIO AT ITS BEST WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 9, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-TWO PAGES ussians Ord er U. 5. Warships Prepared to Quit Tsingfao Fighting Within 17 Miles Of Shanghai Republican-Herald photo Motorists Near Lamoille saw this sight Saturday afternoon on highway 61. These boulders, some almost five feet high, tumbled down the hillside and partially blocked the road until highway workers could clear the slide. This photo was taken looking north. The Alsops Moderate Labor Bill Indicated By Joseph AIsop crowing Constitution Drawn For West Germany By James Devlin Bonn, Germans at last have the constitution for a new west German unarmed and pledged to peace, i war to an area Today it is being rushed to western zone military governors for HIP approval. The 11 west German states' legislatures must ratify it vet. too. over President Truman's troubles with] labor legislation is singularly pre- mature. The President certainly is not going to induce the Congress to bring back the old Wagner act days, as he rather unconvincingly says he desires. But the chances are now excellent that he will get a new labor law severely diluting the Taft-Hartley act, and probably expunging that controversial name from the statute books. His victory Tokyo Vice Admiral Rus- sell s. Berkey, commander of U. S. naval forces in the Far East, said today American ships in Tsingtao, i China, are keeping up steam to pull I out the minute the communists show up He returned here from Tsingtao yesterday. Berkey said the 17. S. naval craft would remain in the harbor until Tsingtao is occupied. As far as it is known, he said, all Americans in the Tsingtao area who desire to leave have been evacuated. The admiral added the Navy Is prepared to take out any of the 30 odd re-j maining Americans who decide to leave at the last moment. All shore stations in Tsingtao have been abandoned by the Navy. The city has been cut off from the rest of China, except by water, since last fall when communist armies began to roll. Red troop movements to Tsingtao's outer defenses were re- ported last Saturday. Communist Army Near Shanghai By Fred Hampson Shanghai Fighting around the 17 will not be total, hopes of victory. but he has good One sign was tfce recent defeat of the Republican-southern Demo- cratic coalition, and the humiliating recommitment of their just-passed Wood bill to the House labor com- mittee. This means there is far more support for moderate labor legislation in the House than most observers had supposed. What is more important still, most observers are also forgetting that the main arena of struggle will be the Senate. There is every reason why the Senate's pref- Despite opposition from states righters, some centrists and the :ommunisks, the German constitu-< Jonal convention approved it 53 to 12, last night. German democracy was on paper, at years to the day after nazi Germany hope- lessly conceded defeat. The constitution leaves the door open for the Russian -zone to join the new free elections take place in Soviet-controlled east Ger- many. The four-power council of foreign ministers will discuss the German question generally in Paris May 23. Free elections might be planned there. However, at present Gentian com- munists say they are proceeding with an "all-German government" In the Russian zone. They have in- sistefl on a united Germany and op- posed a western state. Two Wisconsin Fires Cause Loss By The Associated Press Two separate early morning fires in Wisconsin yesterday caused about worth of damage. In the town of Madison, Dane county, the 90 by 300-foot plant of the Nelson-Peiss Manufacturing Company was leveled. Russell Nel- son, a partner in the woodworking _ firm, estimated the loss at between The _ constitutional convention to The one-story ;ook eight months to draft thejstructure was" one-third destroyed 146-article constitution. and flames were shooting 200-300 erences on labor legislation should.; the U. S., British and French made eventually prevail over those of the I at Washington April 8 when they House. The House labor to the proposed republic, from which House conferees will Thes.e are believed to include con- be drawn, is in majority pro-labor, jtrol over basic relations between in tho Germany and the outside world as well as security against a revival of German militarisms. Each of the three western powers would terminate military govern- ment and appoint a high commis- sioner. Not mentioned in the final docu- feet in the air by the time firemen ment were the reservations which'arrived. No cause was listed for the Thus the House participants in the future conference committee are likely to approve with alacrity any Senate actions favorable to the la- bor groups. And while the extrem- ists will complain, there' is not much doubt that the House as a whole will accept the resulting con- ference report. THIS IS LOOKING far into the future, considering trmt neither House nor Senate has taken final action as yet. But the House out- blaze. Lake' Geneva fire raced through a business block destroying Far to the southwest, communist armies pressed a twin-pronged of- fensive along an irregular 230-mile front. This operation extended from! the seaport of Hangchow on the east to Lake Poyang on the west. At some places the red drive had car- ried 200 miles south of Yangtze. A Shanghai garrison command communique seemed to indicate the fighting closest to Shanghai was on a sma'l scale. Kaiting is on the Shanghai-Nanking highway seven miles north of the railway between the two cities. Red troops thrusting along the rail line were within 35 miles of Shanghai. Inside this largest Asian city, the Nationalist garrison ordered Chinese and foreign business firms and some government agencies to turn over 950 trucks and 300 jeeps for "military purposes." Foreign consulates, including the American and British, were interced- ing to try to keep the garrison from commandeering the foreign vehicles. Many American and British firms were hard hit by the order. Some! were engaged in essential activities. The garrison order told owners to deliver the vehicles with BUI Grant, second from left, and Sheila Cure, who wandered six days in Canadian-tr. s. border wilds after plane crash, talked with unidentified rescuers yesterday near Vancouver, B. C., while eating at logging'camp. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Slain Man's Stupor Being Investigated Fliers Rescued Off Mountain After 6 Days By George Brimmell Vancouver, B. Distributed By Associated and grimy, weary of chocolate bars and mosquitos, Bill Brant and Sheila Cure came home last night days overdue. Dressed in the same light cloth-1 ing they wore when their light fleet canucb aircraft crashed last Mon- day in a driving snowstorm atop Mount Hozomeen, 135 j Western Allied Traffic Starts On Thursday Moscow Radio Reports Bans Into Red Zone Lifted radio said tonight the Russian zone command- er "has issued an order restoring transport, trade and communica- tions services in Berlin." The order, signed by General V. I. Chukov, lifts the blockade at (a. m. Thursday, the broadcast said. The Soviet monitor said reception' from Moscow was poor and it would take sime time to decipher details of the order. The Western Allies will start their traffic moving into the Eastern zone at that moment, British transporta- tion experts announced in Berlin. Under a four-power agreement reached in New York the blockade is being lifted Thursday and a meet- ing: of the four-power council of foreign ministers will be held in Paris May 23 to discuss the future of Germany as a whole. German rail men In both Western and Eastern occupation zones have made their plans. Auto highway traffic will be opened, as far as Bri- tish and American checkpoints at Helmstedt are concerned, at a. m. Thursday. Sale of State Veterans' Bonus Bonds Authorized St. state executive miles east, they told this story: Grant, 30, a Vancouver pilot, and the 28-year old student nurse left spare tires and tools. Failure obey, the order said, would be dealt with by law. Since Shanghai is Mrs. Phillip Conley, 45-year-old Shell Lake, Wis., farm woman, sits with Under Sheriff Floyd Bannister in Spooner, Wis., municipal court today awaiting arraignment on charge of first degree murder. She is charged with beheading her husband with an ax. (A.P. Wire' photo to The Republican-Herald.) Shell Lake, county authorities today sought cause of the stupor in, which Phillip Conley lay when he was hacked Cardston, AZta.. enroute to couver at 8 a.m. Monday. "The said Grant, fine." three business establishments, martial law, offenders could other buildings and two trucks and j be executed. damaging a lumber company. Firej The garrison did not give details Chief Claude Foster set total de-lof the gigantic communist opera- struction at Fifty-six fire- men from Lake Geneva, Lyons and FJkhorn finally checked the flames. Cause of the blaze was laid to defective wiring in the one-story WOUM in Germany. ply Company_ destroyetj by the fire were the Lake Geneva Welding stitution, marks an historic change- look, after recommital of the Wood over to democracy, however. It: bill, is for compromise. And in the Senate, a curious, complex and republic to govern the western zones' hard to disentangle situation inhabitants until a gov- arisen which, despite all its con-j eminent can be formed for all Ger- fusions, also seems to promise I exceedingly moderate labor law. Very briefly, the whole-hog, Tru- man-sponsored Thomas bill, repeal- __ The fundamental law of west Ger-j company; the Blue Sales and Serv- many, as set up by the new con- ice 'company; two empty frame Itf Itllf Inn Inlnt-nni.. F <i buildings; a private garage and two one of them belonging" to the Wisconsin Telephone Company and valued at All the build- 1. Calls for a democratic, federal ing the Taft-Hartley act outright, is now before the Senate, having been reported by a majority of the Senate labor committee. Also be- fore the Senate is the recently pre- sented report of the Labor com- mittee minority, headed by Sena- tor Robert A. Taft. This recom" mends a middle ground between the Taft-Hartley act and the Thomas bill. But even this middle many. 2. Paves the way for general par- liamentary elections in the three to death with an ax. "Our information so far is that he was District Attorney Ward WInton said. "I have ordered that an examination be made to ascertain definitely what caused the coma." Conley's vital organs have been sent to a Milwaukee pathologist for complete examination. Conley's 45-year-old widow, Flor- ence, was in jail, charged with first degree murder: Wintoh said she had admitted the slaying. She said had lived in fear of Conley for years. "We hit the first bad weather when we tried to go through to veterans of World War-n. Meeting in Governor Youngdahl's office, the council authorized State Auditor Stafford King to advertise immediately for bids. The law pro- vides that the state auditor shall handle the bond issue at an interest rate not to exceed two per cent. King recommended to the coun- 'was cil last week that the state take advantage of a prevailing "sellers" Van- Coquihalla pass. It down like was coming Ice finally forced the plane down. Grant said one wing hit a snag going in and the propeller snapped off. The only injury suffered was a bruised finger for Grant. The pair spent the tions southwest of Shanghai but said the communists were continu- ing their drive in Kiangsi and Che- kiang provinces. One drive, the communique said, was toward Nanchang, Kiangsi provincial capital 380 air miles___ _____ southwest of Shanghai. The arraigned last Saturday. for a Philippine Air lines plane was pointed for Fukien province on [was bound over to circuit court for the southwest coast just below Che- kiang. The communique did not mention Kashing, rail center of the Shang- hai-Hangchow line 62 miles south- (Continucd on Page 7, Column government can take office July away. 3. Makes the plotting of aggres- sive war a punishable offense. There is no provision for an army. No the president nor par- power to declare war. 4. A bill of rights guarantees racial, lingual and religious equali- ty. Freedom of press, religion and assembly Is pledged. Censorship is ings were one-story structures, west of Shanghai. The red radio at Damage of some was caused Peiping claimed its capture Sun- at the Dunn Lumber Company, said! day night. At that time the Nation- alist garrison acknowledged all con- tact with Kashing had been broken off and said Kashan, ten miles near- Foster. The flames rose 60 feet in the air were visible at Walworth 14 er Shanghai, was being defended. trial. Win ton the nose of the plane had dug when it crashed. "It was awfully said Miss Cure. The next morning "we- gathered what stuff we could and started down the mountain." All the food they had was five chocolate bars. Their first hazard appeared to be an ice field. As they began to cross it the field moved. The pair was carried 500 feet. "Sheila's head [and one foot was sticking out the top when it Grant laugh- ed. Neither was hurt. "We realized we'd have to ra- missing since Saturday with 13 per-! tion our Miss Cure said. freezing the hole that will be printed and ready for sig- Search Continues For Missing Plane She waived preliminary hearing! continued to- said he would consult with Mrs. Conley in the hope of persuading'her to submit to a men- tal examination. If not, he was pre- pared to petition the circuit court for an order whereby she could be taken to Wisconsin General hospital for observation. The couple's 19-year-old son, Michael, laid plans to aid his mother. ALSOPS Menasha Priest Marks 25th Year Neenah, Wis. The Rev. Jo- seph Szupyrt, pastor of St. John's Catholic church, Menasha, celebrat- ed his 25th anniversary of priest- hood at a solemn high mass yester- day, attended by some 40 church Patrai said'today "the dignitaries from Wisconsin and Il- linois. He was ordained at Green Bay, May 3, 1S24. Columbia Floods Fatal to Ten Bogota, In Ciudad Garzon caused "about ten" deaths and injuries to 50 other persons, a dispatch to the news- paper El Liberal reported yester- day-, i 5. The death penalty is forbid- the land where the head- man's ax, the hangman's noose and concentration camp guard's blud- geons took uncounted lives during the nazi era. 400 Bodies Found On Greek Mountain reports from Young Roosevelt Gives Manhattan Old-Fashioned Political Campaign By Joe Hall New York crowded west side is Manhattan's being treat- ed to an old-fashioned, rip-roar- ing political fight over Franklin D. guerrillas, apparently frozen to death during the winter warring against the Greek army, have been found on a mountainside southeast of Patrai. 10-Year-Old Boy Drowns in Quarry Eau Claire, ten-year- 3ld Eau Claire boy, Patre Bortle, drowned Saturday when he slip- ped from a log Into a quarry pool near here. The body was recovered. Roosevelt, Jr.'s, bid for a. place in Congress. Street corner rallies, sound truck salvoes, house-to-house canvasses campaign buttons, placards by the thousands all the trappings of a full-fledged campaign are pres- ent, although the special election May 17 involves only the 20th con- gressional district seat. Young Roosevelt, first of the late President's five children to seek elective office, seems by common opponents to consent of his three be their target. The petitions filed for him bear- ing signatures, probably would have won him this position aside from his name and back- ground. Some observers think 100 votes will win the election. They realize, of course, that all who sign- ed may not vote for Roosevelt or even vote at all. 20th district in the 1948 general election. But experience in past special elections indicates that 000 ballots would be a high figure next week. At any rate, the three other can- didates have taken out after Roose- velt. Dr. Annette Rubinstein, the American Labor party nominee, re- fers to the 35-year-old lawyer as "Junior" and describes him as ol the Du Pont should I say, late of Du Roosevelt's wife, the former Ethel Du Pont, now is in Reno to seek a divorce. Municipal Court Justice Benja- min Shalleck, who got the Demo- cratic nomination after Tammany hall had denied it to Roosevelt, uses an Al Smith story to thrust at his opponent. He quotes Smith as saying in the 1924 campaign, when Smith was running for governor: "I am being opposed by a name, a glorious name in American his- However, the individual who .s that name has no record of There were votes in the achievement, no record of accom- plishment. He is simply a Shalleck then "Al was opposed in that campaign Teddy Roosevelt, Jr. We have same situation in this congression- al district." William H. Mclntyre, the Repub- lican choice, calls Roosevelt but' adds going to let his opponents you informed on why they themselves disqualified." The special election is to fill seat left vacant by the death Sol Bloom, veteran Democratic congressman. With a voice and mannerisms ;hat inevitably remind listeners of lis late father, Roosevelt has been turning on all of his charm at street rallies, small gatherings and at apartments of friends and 'sup- porters, and tours of the district on foot. Roosevelt voices strong support of the United Nations, a sive housing program and civil rights legislation. He reserves his denunciations for Tammany an ancient target against which! his father tilted many times. "So we had only one square of chocolate apiece each day.. Of! course we had lots of water. The, market and -expressed belief that the bonds could be sold at an in- terest rate considerably under two per cent. The bonds, to be issued in de- nominations of each, will be retired at the rate of a year. They must be paid off by 1959, under the law. King said he expects the bonds nature by July 1. They require the signatures of King, Secretary of State Mike Holm and State Treas- urer Julius Schmahl, who will go to New York to accomplish this with signing machines. William Revier, state commis- sioner of veterans affairs, has in- dicated that the first bonus checks will be paid about November 1. Payments will be for each month of home service with a max- mum- of and for each month of overseas duty with a top of sons aboard. The plane disappeared on a flight from southern Luzon. It last re-J along ported by radio 40 minutes fore it was to land here. Planes searching for the missing craft spotted the wreckage of ten each night, previously lost planes but found no By Thursday they were "feeling nooi be-! the gorge. doesn't trace pretty low." About noon, they saw two R.C.A.F. aircraft. "That was the first indication we had they were looking for said. "It really bucked We tried to signal we built a they were too far away." Friday they saw more planes and that afternoon two R.C.A.F. Da- kotas dropped the three para-res- Grant us up. cue men who 1 to safety. "A Truman Asks Speed On Reorganization Washington (JF) president Tru- speedily on a bill giving him power to reorganize the executive branches of the government. In a special message sent to the House and Senate, Mr. Truman said the legislation should be enacted soon if any reorganization proposals are to be submitted to this session of Congress. Mr. Truman called attention to the fact that the bill requires that later guided them i any reorganization plan he submits helicopter dropped Miss Emma Arnold, above, 88, Detroit spinster, told Detective Lieutenant Ronald La Rue "I guess I'm a good when he 1 arrested her for investigation in the. shooting of a youth in her "weed-grown yard late yesterday. The youth, Donald Walsh, 15, in critical condition with a bul- let wound below the heart, and seven other teenagers were picking a Mother's day bou- quet. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) I us a radio and 'K' rations. That was the first real food we'd had since Grant said. Saturday morning they met the para-rescue men. "Were we glad to see them." Later, the ground, party which came 11 miles from the lumber sion of Congress." camp joined them. They were guid- ed to the camp, where the tr. S. Coast Guard 'copter picked them up for the air journey home to Vancouver. Said Miss Cure: "We're very thankful. It's been a miracle. I'm must lie before Congress 60 days without being disapproved by the House or Senate to become" effec- tive. His message said: "Because of this 60 day waiting period the bill should be enacted jsoon if any reorganization plans are to be submitted to the present ses- sure there was someone upstairs looking after us." Mrs. Louis Johnson Visits Mayo Clinic .Rochester, Air Force plane brought Mrs. Louis Johnson to Rochester yesterday for a health check at the Mayo Clinic. She- was accompanied by. her hus- band, Secretary of Defense John- son. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Clearing and cool tonight, lowest 40 in city and 38 in country; Tuesday fair and quite cool, highest 64. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 76; minimum, 47; noon, 63; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 75; minimum, 52; noon, 71; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun .rises to- morrow at (Additional Weather on Paje 20.)