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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1949, Winona, Minnesota GENERALLY FAIR TONIGHT, FRIDAY FM RADIO AT ITS BEST VOLUME.49, NO. 73 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 12, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Truman Asks 4 Billion Tax Boost Livestock Men Win Praise for Conservation Apportionment Plan Defeated in Wisconsin G.O.P. Measure May Replace Beaten Democratic Bill Madison, assem- )ly rejected, 59 to 28, today a. plan for reapportionment of legislative 1 districts as proposed by the Demo- cratic minority. At the same time the assembly judiciary committee recommended passage of a Republican-sponsored reapportionment proposal that permit some additional as- sembly seats but would not do away with any present assembly or senate district. The committee also recommend- ed indefinite postponement of four other reapportionment proposals. One would have the senate reappor- tion the assembly districts, a ond would cut o2 legislators' sala- ries if they failed to redistrict the1 state, a third would have the done by a group of state official i and the fourth would have the su- preme court redistrict the state. The plan favored by the com- mittee was offered by Catlin (R.- It would provide for one assemblyman for each of population according to the last previous census. The senate would consist of not more than one-third nor less than one-fourth of the number of the members of the assembly which .ould mean no change in the pres- lent setup of that house. I The Democrats' plan which was Luther W. Youngdahl arrived in Winona this noon and killed would have the governor Traffic Flows to Berlin Amid City-Wide Cheers Republican-Herald photo Presidents Of Four Winona services clubs were on hand to welcome Governor Luther W. Youngdahl to Winona for a series of Safety day appearances when he arrived at the Hotel Winona to address a noon luncheon of the four organizations. Left to right above are E. S. La France, Governor Youngdahl, L. S. Harbo, president of the Klwanis club; J. H. Sibbet, president of the Exchange club; E. S. Moe, president of Lions, and William B, Buol, president of Rotary. Busy Slate of Talks For Governor Here Required to Avoid Deficit, President Says Cutting Debt By Economy Drive Hinted mmediately began an intensive round of speaking engagements that Interior today's Southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Safety day observance at Somsen hall on the Winona State Teachers partment official praised "widely criticized" livestock men as conser vationists today. Marlon Clawson, director cl In- terior's land management bureau, urged stockmen, mining men, for- esters, recreatlonists and the gen- eral public to discuss watershed programs at a series of local and regional conferences. In a paper prepared for the Nat- ional Emergency Conference on Re- sources, Clawson said watershed improvement programs now being conducted by his bureau and other agencies "have been woefully in-, adequate to meet the need." He urged passage of a bill re- cently introduced by Senator An- derson (D.-N. M.) for spending in 15 years to reseed Slaying Motive In Suffocation Death Sought Roanoke, today sought some motive for the slay- ing of Dana Marie Weaver, pretty high school girl, as they sought to build a case against 16-year-old acres of forest land Scott. acres of grazing land in I Authorities have said the youth the national forests. name a citizens committee of seven to 15 members who would set up a plan of reapportionment and. sub- mit it to .the present legislature. Killed by a 49 to 33 vote was a resolution, providing for a consti- tutional amendment to permit im- position of the death penalty for persons convicted of first degree Advanced to within a step of final passage was a bill that would pro- hibit legislators from accepting re- college campus. Less than one hour after his ar- rival in Winona, the governor dis- cussed "The Real Threat to Our Freedom" at a joint luncheon meet- ing of four Winona service Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions and Ex- the Hotel Winona and then went directly to Somsen hall to address Safety Day delegates at the Somsen hall parley. Representatives from seven coun- 40 members of area 4-H club the gover- nor emphasize the need for strict observance of farm safety practices when he delivered the address that opened this afternoon's safety ses- sion at p. m. Patrolboy Escort Tonight Governor Youngdahl has been invited to attend a Safety day I words still balked today efforts of has admitted being at at the Hotel Winona and (prosecutors to get on with their es- will hp hir a nf Ofln .TnrflifVi r'n-nln-n A Pretty German Girl has a kiss and flowers for the engineer of the first train to reach Berlin after blockade of the city was lifted. The of an American section from Frankfurt and a British section from into the Rus sian zone of Germany from the British zone town of Helmstedt. (A.P. Wirephoto via radio from Berlin to The Republican-Herald.) By Daniel de Luce Russians pulled up their German iron curtain to- ending their 327 day-old Ber- lin blockade, major of the cold war. Ground traffic flowed on through the day, by rail and by highway, Caribbean Tanker Reported on Fire Miami, Swedish tanker S.S. Atalanta was reported infliianniTur fia. ijue OWELUSH laiiner o.o. Ataiania w surface craft Torrenf of Words Delays Red Trial Washington (JP) A torrent Of gram on other federally-owned He has been charged with grazing Clawson said. "Livestock men have been widely, and I believe unfairly, singled out for special criticism by conserva- tion groups. "Within the limits of his know- ledge and resources, the average livestock man is as good a conser- will be escorted by a corps of 200 Winona school patrolmen and the American Legion drum and bugle the murder, but no date for the preliminary hearing has been set. Dana Marie was buried yesterday. safety at the conclusion of Jefferson high school, where Danalthe day-long event. Marie was a student, closed for! Sponsored by the Winona Auto- the funeral yesterday afternoon. The girl died of suffocation, the coroner has said. Her body was mobile Club Safety council and the Agricultural committee of the As- sociation of Commerce, with the co- vationist as the average farmer or found early Monday morning in a! operation of the Agricultural the average lumberman. j pool of blood in the kitchen of Christ "He may be reluctant to church by the janitor, j special conservation investments if began an intensive search pionage case against Judith Coplon. But the prosecutors can't call their next witness until Miss Coplon's at- which chiefly benefit downstreamlror residents, but in this he is no dif- ferent from the farmer or forester." Robber Gets Shoots Tavern Man Hurley. Wis. A man who assailant. Scott first became -s. suspect! Tuesday. Reports came to police! that his face was scratched. This corps from the hotel to Somsen hall torney, Archibald Palmer, stops where he will discuss home and talking. And he gave no indication whatever that he's running out ol words. Asked by reporters how much longer he intended to keep an F.B.I agent on the witness stand, Palmer shot back, still talking fast: "I'll keep him on the stand all and the Farm Bu-j summer if that's necessary to get all Safety day program was I the facts." order at a. m., todayj For the third day in a row, Pal- was a clue they had been looking for. Dana Marie's broken finger [nails were part of the mute evi- dence of a desperate struggle in the church kitchen. The youth, an Eagle Scout and singer in the Christ church choir, was taken from classes at Jeffer- son high school and questioned wanted to get to Chicago shotjTuesday. He was then formally j by Winona County Agent Norman jmer called the agent, Brewer Wil- -1-- introduced special son, to the stand to face another avalanche of questions. In his direct testimony late Mon- the The address of welcome was de- and wounded n Hurley tavern own- er early today when he refused to advance the money. The tavern operator, Mattie Ber- tolini, about 33, was reported in charged with murder. Police have disclosed that Scott has made fragmentary admissions about Us whereabouts and activi- ties Sunday night, but he has sign- livered by Mayor Cy Smith after day, wilson told of following Miss wnlr.n TvTarVitt MPIPT nf tnp KflfAtv! j TT_T_._J.-__. _-, wmcn Marvin Meier ol the safety Coplon and Valentine A. Gubitchev, council presented a program of mo-L Russian> prior to their arrest in tion Pictures dealing with various INew York March 4. It took about aspects of the safety problem. Before recessing at lunch, con- ference delegates heard a panel dis- 25 minutes. Miss Coplon, 27, is a former Jus- tice department employe accused of (Continued on Page 21, Column 4.) YOUNGDAHL and Gubitchev also are under in- dictment in New York on charges of espionage conspiracy. fair condition at an Ironwood, ed no confession. Mich., hospital with a wound in1 each arm. Authorities said he directed them to s sack from a coffee urn in the Michigan and Wisconsin kitchen which they say believing the gunmen and his fe- could have been used' to strangle male companion still were in the area, clamped a watch on highway and rail exits. Police attributed the following ac- count to Bertolini: The sunman. who had been hang- ing around the tavern for several days, came into the empty bar about this morning. He asked for saying he needed the money to get to Chicago. Bertolini refused. The man, whose name is something like "Art Benedine7', asked if Mat- tie would give his girl friend a job so she could earn money for the the girl. A broken pop bottle was found in the sack, and police say this could have been used to club her. Another broken pop bottle was on the church floor. Scott told police that he remern bered going to the church Sunday night. But his account of the eve- ning was hazy and fragmentary. He said he knew that he did not have an appointment to meet Dana Marie. Dana Marie went to Christ Epis- copal church Sunday night to join trip to Chicago Bertolini told the of man his girl friend was not an. able the cnurch ttat Sunday employe. She had worked for Ber- Daa on a tolini previously. She gave her name as Marjarette Cole. The man went outside to get his girl friend so Bertolini could tell her personally he would not hire her. The tavern owner told the wom- an. The man then pulled out a gun and threatened ,to kill Bertolini if he wouldn't give him the money. Bertolini still refused and the man fired several times, striking Berto- lini twice. Bertolini's wife rushed in and ran to a telephone. The man fired at her. He then kicked Berto- lini and forced him to open the safe. Japan to Reopen Security Exchanges Tokyo Japan's security ex- changes will reopen Saturday, Gen- eral MacArthur announced today. They have been closed since the end of the war. The Japanese government has seen authorized to open exchanges in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, the Allied commander's announcement said. from the West for the first time in nearly 11 months. The blockade-lifting had all the fanfare of a Hollywood motoe pre-j miere, and the people, convinced; that at last this phase of the cold war was ended, whooped it up inj the flag-decked city. The Russian and Western Allied military outdid each other in cour- tesy as the barricades went down ending the blockade, and the Allied counter-blockade. There was a gen- eral display of good will and smiling readiness to cut red tape. But the Western Allies were tak- ing nothing for granted. Their air- lift, which had made the the 59th member of the United a useless Soviet weapon by has finaUy been approved., m the food, fuel and raw _ needed by West Berlin's JA nag-raising ceremony to- residents, continued flying. It is to I day winds up the'formalities, continue at least 30 days, The general assembly approved a stockpile of supplies and g-ivingjthe Israeli application last night) The sent out SOS signals at a. m. The distress messages said all crew members had taken to lifeboats the captain and the radio operator. Coast Guard air sea rescue head- quarters said the ship, owned by Otto Kihlstrom of Goeteborg, Swe- den, was approximately 540 miles northeast of Trinidad. The Coast Guard cutter Pan- dora left San Juan, Puerto EicoFi immediately after the SOS was re-1 ported and sped toward the scene.! A B-17 took off from'Waller Field. Trinidad, at dawn and other ves- sels at sea changed courses and headed for the stricken vessel. The Coast Guard said no further word had been heard from the At- Israel Admitted Info U.N. by Vote of 37-12 By Max Harrelson New admission alanta since the SOS messages. The Coas't Guard said no further a chance to really sound out Rus-l sian intentions. Today's flights kept supplies coming in at about a 500- ton per hour level. Allied military trains, followed by food and fuel trains, were the first into Berlin after-the barriers went down one minute after midnight. Foreign correspondents, racing down Hitler's famous superhigh- way, were the first into Berlin from the West. The people, who had been slow to respond for days, really got into the mood. End of the blockade means for them the promise of fresh foods instead of the dehydrat- ed -stuffs the airlift had supplied them. It means more fuel, enough not yet ready for assembly action. by a vote of 37-12, with nine coun- tries abstaining. The decision was followed by an Arab walk-out, but some of the Arab countries' representatives turned for a late night meeting, indicating that the protest was end- ed. The assembly has been schedul ed to return to plenary session to- day but a last-minute change calls for committee meetings at Lake Success instead. Officials decided some of the committee reports were details were expected until rescue craft reached the scene. The num- ber of persons aboard was not avail- able. Armed Forces Building Rocket Testing Range By Elton C. Fay Tru- man told his news conference today he still sees a need for a 300 increase in taxes to avoid a den- It and retire part of the public debt. He believes in and has been prac- icing rigid government economy, he aid. He wants to apply between and to- 'ward the public debt. Answering reporters who asked whether he still felt a increase is necessary, the President i first said that would be worked out (when the amount of the deficit is (determined. Later he said he did not expect any change in the tax program he proposed last January. The last estimate of a deficit for the fiscal year ending June 30 placed it at between and The discussion came when a re- porter asked whether Mr. Truman's views squared with these of Chair- man Doughton (D.-N. C.) of the House ways and means committee. Doughton said he favored a confer- ence with the President yesterday that he (Doughton) favored rigid government economy instead of higher taxes. Other Views On other subjects, the President He had no reason to comment on a report quoting him as telling a, veterans committee that "there are too many Byrds (meaning Senator Byrd, D.-Va.) in Congress." He said the conversation he had with, a del- egation of American Veterans Com- mittee was confidential. Asked if this indicated a "purge" of Democrats opposed to some of his program, Mr. Truman said he is not interested in a purge. He added the people take care of that. His position in favor of repeal of ;he Taft-Hartley act has not chang- ed. Asked to comment on reports that some labor leaders are willing to make concessions in the labor legislation dispute, he said he had not talked with any labor leaders about that. He hopes to fill the vacancies in le position of secretaries of the Army and Navy within a few days. He is happy over the lifting of the reporter that it is a source of encour- agement in the world situation. President Pledges Support to U.N. President Truman pledged his ad- ministration anew today to full sup- port of the united Nations despite "disappointment" at that organiza- tion's failure to achieve greater se- curity for the world. He submitted to Congress a report on the U.N. which placed blame for the failure on Russia. At the same time he cited the development of the North Atlantic treaty, now awaitng Senate ratification, as a means of bolstering the world organization. Of America's role in the U.N., Mr. Truman said: "We have taken the lead in many fields of international relations. We can be proud of what we have done." Covers Full Year His report, including a letter from Secretary of State Acheson, covered [the year 1948 and reflected the bit- iter political conflicts which divided electric lights in their homes andi The officials said the delegates I range out across the Caribbean. Washington The armed Russia and the West during that 12 forces already are beginning pre- liminary work on the rocket testing an end of the street blackouts which! the blockade caused. It means that they can move between the East and West sectors of Berlin, free again from the danger of molesta- (Continued on Page 13, Column 5.) BERLIN Princess Margaret Rose of Britain, dressed severely in black, leaves papal apartment in Vatican City with Monsignor Federico Calori di Vignale, papal chamberlain, after 20-minute private audience with Pope Pius SH in his personal library. One of the Vatican's Swiss guards is at left. The princess visited the Pontiff over protests of two British Protestant organizations. (A.P. Wire- photo via radio from Rome.) Rioting Arabs Attack U. S. Libian Consulate Tripoli, Arabs tore the United States flag from._ _v the American consulate here yes- voted, 43-6, approving the defer- might return to plenary sessions later with debate on draft agree- Legislation authorizing construc- tion of the long range proving ments on freedom of information topping the agenda. Foreign'Minister Moshe Sharett took his seat as a regular delegate immediately after yester- day's vote. He delivered a formal address on Israel's general foreign policy. Sharett, however, took no parl in debate last night on the first issue to come up after Israel's ad- mission. This was a proposal to postpone action until next fall on ihe Dutch-Indonesian dispute. Is- abstained when the assembly months. Acheson declared that both "hope and disappointment" marked Amer- ican participation in the U.N. "The he said, "grew out of the continuing feeling that the prin- jviding to get it. under ciples and purposes of the United by Presi- Nations charter offer the best basis of a peaceful world with interna- dent Truman. terday, and threw stones and iron balls at the windows. They were demonstrating against a British-Italian plan to restore Tripolitania to Italian trusteeship in 1951, which Arab leaders con- tend would throw "the" Tripolitanian people to Italian floggers." The chanting "Russia! stoned the French consulate, one stone strik- ing the consulate. Demonstrators gathered also at the British con- sulate, shouting "down with Bavin." U. S. Consul Orray. Taft, Jr., agreed not to fly the U. S. flag outside the consulate until the ten- sion has eased. The city was placed under curfew, and mobile British police units patrolled the streets., ment. WEATHER FEDERAL CORECAST Winona and fair tonight and No impor- tant change in temperature. Low to- night 45, high Friday 76. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations, for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 77; minimum, 48; noon, 74; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 21. Meanwhile, negotiations are justice and respect for indi- ceeding with Britain for buildingjvidual human rights and that most technical observation stations in'members of the organization are .the Bahamas, along the route of working loyally in that direction. the rocket. A small Air Force detachment of men has been sent to the Banana "At the same time there was dis- appointment because of the failure of certain states to observe their ob- Eiver air base, on the east under the charter on mat- of Florida, the spot picked for the ters which seriously affect the main- proving ground's launching site. Another Army detachment win move into the station within a fewiadded: tenance of peace." On this latter point, Mr. Truman months, with Navy men following. The Air Force said, with the provided by Congress, the first 500 miles of the range could be in operation by July How- ever, it may be possible to begin firing smaller missiles even before that date. 'Aimed generally in a southeasterly direction, the range can be ex- tended to .miles distance If that range is needed as develop- ment of missiles progresses. (The range of the V-2 type rockets now "If the United Nations as a se- curity organization has 'disappoint- ed us, as the secretary of state notes, and if we have had to take supple- mental measures to meet actual or potential threats to our security, it is not because the United States has not put forth real efforts to develop the United Nations to its full stature. "The world today is not the world we had hoped for when the San Francisco conference adjourned less than four years ago." The 301-page report which Ache- 250 miles.) The Air Force estimates that the possible total cost of a range sev- eral thousand miles long might be about being used experimentally is about son sent to the President and the President forwarded to Congress dealt with problems which occupied ;he TJ.N. security council, general as- sembly and other agencies during the year.