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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1949, Winona, Minnesota WARMER TONIGHT, THURSDAY FAIR VOLUME 49, NO. 72 FM RADIO AT ITS BEST WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 11, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Traffic 'On Mark1 for Race to Berlin Youth Arrested In Girl's Death The Alsops Hoover's Report May Be Ignored By Joseph Alsop Wa President ha done fwell to give the Congress sort of tickler, in his statemen urging quick action on governmen reorganization. The truth is tha all the ponderous labors of the Hoc ver commission are perilously like 3y to produce no more result than the fruitless efforts to reorganize the government in the Roosevelt years. Several bills are before Congress, ranging in character from the sec- ond defense unification bill to the bills raising the shockingly low sal- aries of higher officials, and giv- ing the government decent house- keeping services. The heart of the whole program, however, is the measure granting the President general powers to bring order out of the chaos of the whole executive branch. And this heart has, so to speak, already had a dagger driven through it in the Senate committee on executive expenditures, THE HAND THAT held the dag ger was the hand of Senator John L. McLellan of Arkansas, a pleas- ant-mannered country lawyer who would have felt more at home in the administration of James K. Polk. He gutted the bill by a simple system. He attached an amendment providing that anything the Presi- dent does to make the executive branch more efficient, may be dis- approved by either the Senate or the House within 60 days. As a practical matter, this pro vision simply means that the Presi dent will be debarred from doing any of the really difficult and im portant parts of the job. For there is hardly any administrative agencj worthy of the name that canno muster the votes to preserve itself Lee Scott Roanokc, Scott, 16 today faces a charge of murder in the church slaying of Dana Marie Weaver, 16-year-old schoolmate. Detective Captain Frank H. Webb, in an unprecedented press conference last night, announced simply that Scott had been charg- ed in a warrant signed by Police Judge S. B. Price. "That is all that I can give you at this Webb said. He'add- ed that he wished he could give Navy Approves Winona Flight Of Blue Angels Famed Squadron To Participate in Airport Dedication The Navy department in Wash- ngton has approved the request of local committee to have the amed Blue Angel squadron par Icipate in the dedication of the Vinona municipal airport and ad- ministration building June 18 and Congressman August Andresen nnounced today. The Blue Angels, regarded as the finest aerobatic team in the United States, will come to Winona from j the Naval Air Station at Corpus iChristi, Texas. There will be 18 pilots and copilots in the party and the squadron will be in Winona for three days. Announcement that the Blue An- gels will take part in the dedica- tion makes our show LeRoy Backus, general chairman, said today. "With the other attrac- tions already engaged, we are as- sured of having one of the out- standing air shows ever staged in the Northwest. It will be an event Blockade Ending This Afternoon By Donald Doane Helmstedt, trucks and automobiles were lined up near the Russian zone border here today for a midnight race to Berlin. (The blockade ends at 4 p. m, Winona time.) Midnight is the hour when the Russians have agreed to end their ten and one-half znonth blockade of Berlin. A Mobile Crane lifts workman high up on a telephone pole which he is painting at a British check- point at Helmstedt as preparations neared completion for the lifting of the Berlin blockade today. Be- fore the blockade Helmstedt was an important traffic point for materials going into the former Ger- man capital from the Western part of Europe. (AJP. Wirephoto via radio from Frankfurt.) Accounting Changes Asked In Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Accounting divisions of four state governmental Berlin-bound traffic divisions would be within the juris- diction of the department of bud- gets and accounts under an assem- bly bill concurred In by the senate Barkley Renews Plea For Equality, Tolerance which we expect will draw one of the biggest crowds in the history of the will put Winona permanently on the nation's air By Herb AlischuII map." Alben W. Barkley tossed the fight The dedication committee civil rights into the laps of the American people today. jeen working on the Blue Angels "or several weeks, Mr. Backus said. department." Webb, however, did tell report- :rs that Scott had directed police ,o an alley where a coffee sack missing from the church was found. 3e said Scott also told them where they could find his clothing, which jolice later found darkly stained, i'hey believed the stains are blood. broken pop bottle was found in the coffee sack. Police said the irl apparently had been clubbed o death with a bottle. Dana Marie's body was found Monday morning by the janitor of Christ Episcopal church in the hurch kitchen. There were signs f a desperate struggle by the girl. Fer fingernails were broken and wo pop bottles, one of them smash- d, were on the floor. tenant Robert Feiten of Winona, now temporarily stationed at the Corpus Christ! base. Congressman Andresen, who will be among the guests attending the dedication, al- so backed up the Winona request! with a personal appeal to the Navyj department in Washington and to Commander W. A. Dean, comman- dant of the Naval Air Advance Training Command which has head- quarters at Corpus Christi and con- trols the aerobatic squadron. Among some of the acts of the Angels is a slow roll in close for- mation and the simulated shooting down of a Jap zero. In addition to the Blue Angels, there will be an exhibition by a flight of F-80 jet aircraft and a night of F-82 twin Mustang fight- ers sent here from Selfridge Air She had gone to the church base at Detroit, Mich., and tion ay evening to join a young people's! Bergstrom Air Force base at Aus M roup, unaware that the group tin, Texas by the Air Force. Th M ras on a nicnic. She frenuentlv Midwest Flvincr show will comnlet. "flood of roup, was on a picnic. She frequently Midwest Flying show will complet oinecj the group on Sunday nights the aerial program. in at least one chamber of Con (Continued on Page 12, Column 1. ALSOPS Wisconsin Senate Debates Bonus Bill Madison, Wiscon- sin senate suspended its rules to permit introduction of a veterans' bonus bill today. The vote was 20 to 9 to permit entry of La Fond a proposal, offered by (R-Two which failed to survive as an amendment to a housing bill last week. It then was ruled not germane. La Fond's bill provides for pay- ment in 1969 of amounts ranging from to depending upon length and location of service. However, if a veteran wished to buy or build a home he coul procure up to any time before 1969. An assembly measure which clas- sifies radio and television politica advertising similarly to newspape: regulations was advanced by the senate. Earlier the senators agreed, 22-7, to reconsider a pre vioi'.d action which postponed it in definitely. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Consider- able cloudiness and warmer tonight, low 50; Thursday fair and some- what cooler, highest 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours, ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 70; minimum, 43; noon, 60; precipitation, .03; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 15. Ithough she was not a member of! he church. Police yesterday received reports lat Scott's face was scratched and hey proceeded to take him quietly rom class in Jefferson High school o police headquarters where he as questioned continuously from p.m. until the warrant was issu- d at p.m. The boy's father, Garrett Scott, i insurance salesman, was brought in to see him during the day. He left the room weeping. He went with police to find the coffee sack in an alley, and also to his home to find the boy's clothing he is said to have worn Sunday. I A coat and a pair of trousers! bore large dark blotches. Some) white and tan oxfords showed signs! of having been washed, but there were stains on the sides and onj the white shoe laces, police' said. Scott, after he was charged, was! taken to the city jail on the roofj of the municipal building. Crowds of curious attempted to get a look. at him as he was taken through the corridors of the building. He sang in the choir of the church where the murder took place and was said to have a perfect attend- ance record. Dana Marie is the second of three Among the speakers at the ded ication banquet at the- Oaks Satur day night June 18 and again a the airport Sunday afternoon Junf 19 will be U. S.' Senators Huber Humphrey and Edward J. Thye Congressman Andresen and Lieu tenant General Edwin W. Rawlings air comptroller of the Air Force at Washington, D. C. "Congressman Andresen and both Senators Thye and Humphrey have been extremely helpful in assisting us arrange our dedication said Mr. Backus. "Our committee is indeed grateful and indebted to these men." Chinese Reds Bear Down on Coastal State By Fred Hampson commun "We cannot legislate civil Barkley declared. And, he told 700 people at a Brotherhood day dinner last night, it is up to the American people to "lead the peoples of the world in the battle for equality and tolerance." He said a "certain foreign country" is directing the counter-attack on freedom and civil liberties by abol- ishing freedom of speech and wor- ship. How can we as a nation, Barkley asked, fight for equality for the peoples of other nations of- the world If we don't have that equality at home? "No nation is completely demo- he said, "if it takes men from their homes to fight for freedom abroad and then, when they return, doesn't grant them the right to par- ticipate In their own government." But laws, Barkley said, cannot guarantee "voice and choice" In gov- ernment. "We can only punish he asserted. "We cannot force peo- U. 5. Justice For Malmedy Killers Urged Washington Senator Me Carthy (R.-Wis.) today demanded a Senate probe of all Army wa crimes trials in Europe. As a Senate armed services sub committee continued Its investiga of the Malmedy massacre letters and telegrams mak- ing very serious charges far beyont the Malmedy cases." He asked the committee to call in top State department and Army officials for testimony at a closed- door session. He added that unless they promise "corrective action" he will ask public if they do irreparable damage to our policies and certain individuals." Senator Baldwin (R.-Conn.) chairman of the Malmedy Investi- ;ating group, told a reporter he will present any charges or evl- full dence McCarthy has to the committee "for decision and In- structions." McCarthy said he has been swamped with letters and telegrams "rom persons who took part in the var crimes cases both as defense Jersey City Voters Oust Frank Hague By Peter MacDonald last night. The board of the Univer- sity of Wisconsin, the state teach- ers colleges and the public welfare department would be under the Traffic is scheduled to start mov- ing across the border one minute later. Unless authorities Intervene to 'orestall fatal accidents it may turn into a mad road race. Everybody wants to be first into Berlin. It was like a county fair here to- day as this usually sleepy border town awaited the midnight starting signal. Traffic jammed its winding streets. Its ancient hotels were filled. British and American troops which will direct the resumption ol were almost supervision of the state office of midnight. Trains apparently will Jersey City, N. J. reported getting a pje to accept civil liberties. We need moral education. "The people must be- taught that any man, regardless of race, religion or color, has the same voice and the ame choice in his government." Speaking at the 21st birthday of tie National Conference of Chris- ians and Jews, Barkley noted that it is strange that this organization grew out of a bitter, intolerant pres- dential campaign." He was referring to the 1928' cam- aign between Herbert Hoover and the late Al Smith, a Catholic "Chief Justice Charles Evans Hague no longer is "the law" in Jersey City. One of the last of the big city political bosses, Hague lost control of the city commission yesterday as fusion forces smashed to victory in the municipal election. were led by John V; onetime-trusted Hague lieutenant who was ousted as a ward leader by the Democratic chieftain, last year. Kenny had termed the election "a rebellion against the most coi- finances after July 1. Senator Lenroot (R.-Superior) ex- plained that expedience called for this move, which has the favor of all four bodies. The measure was introduced by the legislative coun- cil, and was concurred in unani- mously. Governor Rennebohm submitted for confirmation two appointments to the board of health. They are Dr. Carl Neibhold, Appleton, to suc- Frank ceed Dr. Ira F. Thompson, Racine, rupt political machine in the history of the United States." who retires, for an unexpired term ending February, 1952, and Dr. W. T. Clark, Janesville, to succeed himself for a term ending February, 1956. More than an hour of debate preceded advancement of a pro- posal to Increase fees for registers of deeds 50 per cent. A move'to postpone it indefinitely lost, 15-13. Three Democratic' housing pro- posals .also were advanced. One would permit housing authorities to set rentals at their own discretion. Another would authorize- the au- thorities to provide temporary hous- ing for persons displaced for slum to describe the event. It was near this spot on the Elbe river four years ago that American and Russian troops triumphantly joined hands across the defeated Germany at the end of World War n. Automobiles will break away from the barrier one minute past not get started until two hours later. But five passenger trains and 16 freight trains are expected to go in the first day. Coal, Food to Move Freight with coal and six with food and consumer goods being made up in the freight yards at nearby Brunswick and Hannover. Some of the trains were garlanded with evergreen soughs and decorated with flags heralding the first trips to Berlin. From the Russian barrier it Is an 30-mile drive to the "Berliner big traffic circle marking the peri- meter of Greater Berlin. But It is another twenty mile drive Into Ber- lin itself before the last checkpoint Is reached. There Russians, Brit- ish, Americans and French, give the papers a final check. From this Berlin checkpoint num- (Contiaued on Face Column S.) BLOCKADE clearance, urban development and blight elimination. The third would enable housing authorities to ac 'The stunning victory-' set off a In place of city planning commis series of wild celebrations and dancing in the streets throughout this city of persons.' The 73-year-old Hague was not a candidate. His handplcked ticket was headed by his nephew, Frank Hague Eggers, whom Hague named mayor two years ago when he stepped out of the .office. It was a bitter defeat for the ,ron-fisted Hague whose reign spanned 32 turbulent years. He served as mayor for 30 of these sars. Never Defeated Never had Hague, who at one sions when such was ruled ex- pedient. The senate concurred in a bill call ing for the state highway commis- sion to cover roads within 400 feet of dairy and meat packing plants with a dust-free surface material. ii V uuu. 4.4.015 U.E, CVL. VJ.lt; Jughes, a great humanitarian an tune was a city hall custodian, tast- attorneys and prosecutors. A score of more witnesses still children in the Weaver family to meet violent death. The oldest, Reg inald Murrell Weaver, was kille n action on Iwo Jima in 1945 Dana Marie was the youngest. Nex to her' was another boy, Richard vho survives. <athy Rescue Fund May Go to Scholarship San Marino, heroic men who participated in the Kathy Fiscus rescue effort may assign their shares of the rescue fund to a scholar- Ship in the memory of the little girl. Letters have been sent to the 100 men describing: the plan. They were written by Raymond A. Hill, engineer in charge of the 52-hour rescne effort which resulted in bringing; the three- year-old girl's body to the sur- face after she had fallen 100 feet into a 14-inch well casing April 8. Hill said the plan for a schol- arship fund at Claremont col- lege, Pomona, Calif., stems from wishes of 20 to 30 of the rescu- ers who said they'd prefer their shares of the rescue fund to go to some cause to perpetuate Kathy's memory. ists, apparently living off the land bore down swiftly today on coasta Fukien province. At the same time the red noos around Shanghai was tightened. The Nationalist garrison here of ficially admitted these red gains. Unofficial reports indicated Han kow, big Yangtze port in central China, may be doomed. A three pronged communist attack on Han kow seemed to be gathering mo mentum. The Shanghai garrison communi- que today gave this picture: 1. A red force of men has attacked Kinki in Kiangsi province less than 50 miles from the Fukien boundary. Fukien is opposite the island of Formosa. 2. The communists were attack- ing Kashan, 50 miles southeast of Shanghai. Communications with that city were severed at dawn This usually means capture. 3. Thirty miles northwest of Shanghai the village of Chenmo in the Kunshan area, was under com- munist attack. The communique gave no Indi- cation of the size of the two moves around Shanghai. Most actions in that area have been small scale. The weight of the communist of- ensive has been into southeastern ihina through Kiangsi and Cheki- ang provinces, xtends from This irregular front Hangchow on the ast to Lake Poyang on the west. The situation at Hankow was not altogether .clear. General Pai ihunghsi, Hankow commander, had lown there from Canton. are waiting to testify on the in- estigation into charges that Army personnel were brutal in their treatment of Germans tried for the wartime massacre of 512 American prisoners Civilians. Yesterday the group heard from Lieutenant Colonel John S. Dwinell one of the Army officers named to defend the 73 Germans finally tried for the massacre. Dwinell was per- sonal defense counsel for the com- mander of the accused Germans Colonel Joachim Peiper. He said that, with Army per- mission, he has continued as de- the the Germans American fense lawyer for because he wants form of justice to be handed out in all occupied areas. "I don't want to apologize to any German lawyers for our proce- he said, adding that he had felt it necessary to do so in the Malmedy cases. Legion Founders Mark 30th Year Washington Forty -five founders of the American Legion entertained 30 prominent guests ast night at a dinner marking the Oth anniversary of the organiza- tion. Top brass of the armed forces was liere except for Secretary of De- ense Johnson, a former nationa! ommander of the Legion. John- on expressed regrets by telephone from Rochester, Minn'.; where Mrs, ohnson is undergoing a medical checkup. Officers of the founders society in- lude S. L. Jerpbak, Minneapolis, ilstorian. himself a defeated candidate fo resident, was appalled by the rel gious intolerance and bitterness in ected into that campaign. "And so he decided to do some ling p.bout it, recognizing the utte inconsistency with our democrat; government of the bigotry involve in that campaign." Barkley said the national confer ence grew out of discussions amon S. Parks Cadman an Newton B. Baker. 'Most religious differences, ar Barkley said. "And it' up to man to prove that regardles of any religious, racial or color dif ferences, he can co-operate with his fellow-man in the principles of tol erance and equality." State Bonus Tax Exempt St Paul Veterans receiv ing state bonuses will get an added break. A clause of the law setting up payments says they are in the nature of a gift and therefore ex- empt from both federal and state in- come taxes. Robert Hutchins On Honeymoon Chicago Robert Maynard Hutchins, chancellor of the Uni- versity of Chicago, .went honey- mooning today with his bride, for- merly his secretary. Hutchins, 50, and his bride, Mrs. Vesta Sutton Orlick, were married yesterday in a surprise ceremony. The candlelight ceremony was performed by Hutchins' father. Dr. William J. Hutchins, formerly pres- ident of Berea college in Kentucky. There were no attendants. Both tne bride and Hutc.ams have been divorced. Hutchins and the former Maude Phelps McVeigh were divorced last year after 27 years of marriage. They had two daughters. Mrs. Orlick was the: wife of Raymond I. Orlick, and was divorced, in 1943. She has one, daughter. ed defeat in a city election. To, his followers he was a bene- volent leader but to his foes he was Frank "I am the law" Hague. The appellation stemmed from a remark he made in 1937 in connec- Camp Building Near Blackduck Burns Blackduck, Minn. (IF) Fire des- House Group Works on New Vet Pension Bill troyed the headquarters building and an adjoining structure at Camp Rabideau, six miles south of Black- duck this morning. The site has-been used the past three summers as. a summer en- gineering school by the University of Elinois, which leased the place from the U. S. Department of Agri culture. Local authorities said two other buildings contained evidence of fire tion with a juvenile delinquency During his tenure as leader he! tion for possibilities of arson was kept Jersey City and surrounding started. having been set and an investiga- Hudson county under his political thumb, always coming through with staggering Democratic majorities Blackduck and U. S. Forestry service firemen and equipment were called by neighbors who dis- from the area .-in city, state and! covered the fires. No one was in national elections. the camp at the time. One Person Was Killed and another injured when this frame house which had been raised on jacks preparatory to excavating a basement, collapsed at Chicago late yesterday. Wirephoto to The House vet- erans committee got ready today or a second crack at pushing a veterans pension bill through Con- gress as it polished a new mea- sure limited in both cost and scope. Unlike its hundred-billion dollar predecessor, which Was shelved earlier by the House, the new bill carries a price tag and is directed mainly at disabled and needy veterans. The new version, which again car- ries the name of Chairman Ran- kin was put together by the committee as a "reasonable" counter proposal to the criticism which greeted the earlier bill: That it was much too expensive. In brief, the latest bill would pro- vide 372-a-month pension benefits for needy veterans of both world wars at age 65. It also would set up benefits ranging from to in cases of total disability. Actually, the bill would do little more than write into law discretion- ary regulations already In force In the veterans administration In ca- ses of nonservice connected dis- abilities. While the bill falls far short of pension demands presented by some of the old line veterans or- ganizations, committee members said privately they expected It to be Well received both in congress and among organized veterans. Just what kind of reception House leaders would accord it was another question. Mankato Parking Meters Approved Mankato, officials Tuesday gave the nod to the Instal- lation of parking meters in Man- kato. Mayor E. A. Hodapp's proposal unanimous assent from coun- cilmen who quickly passed a mo- tion advertising for bids for 300 or more parking meters to be op- ened in two weeks. Declaring be thought the city should go ahead with the installa- tion, Mayor Hodapp asserted met- ers would give "emergency relief" to Mankato's parking- problem. He pointed out that while park- ing meters would not expand park- ing space in the city, they would, rotate parking considerably. Councilman George Demaray called meter installation "the first step in solving our parking pro- blems." Ultimate solution, he indi- cated, lies In the development-of parking lot areas.'