Winona Republican Herald, May 17, 1949

Winona Republican Herald

May 17, 1949

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1949, Winona, Minnesota OCCASIONAL SHOWERS FM RADIO AT ITS BEST VOLUME 49, NO. 77 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 17, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Wallgren Nomination Withdrawn Eisler Bonds Forfeited, Arrest Ordered Court Issues Bench Warrant Without Bail h e bonds posted by Communist Ger- hart Eisler in two criminal cases today were declared forfeited by the U. S. district court here. At the same time the court issu- ed a bench warrant for Eisler's arrest, as a person ineligible for further freedom on bail while the cases are pending. The actions in- volve contempt of Congress and passport fraud. The government plans to use the warrant issued today as a princi- pal exhibit in getting Eisler extradit- ed from England, where he fled as a stowaway on the Polish ship Ba- tory. U. S. District Judge James W. Morris entered the orders in the local court in response to a ser- ies of motions offered by the United Mrs. Mary McLaren, 36, owner of the Whip cafe in Fargo, N. D., and Cecil Graham, 44, manager of the cafe, were killed when their plane, above, crashed near Marshfield, Wis., yesterday. The couple left Fargo last Friday for a. visit in Wisconsin. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) States government through William Hitz, assistant U. S. attorney for the District of Columbia. Former Prosecutor Hitz prosecuted Eisler in the two criminal cases in 1947. Judge Mor- ris was the presiding jurist then. The trials resulted in sentences of one year and fine for con- tempt of Congress and one to three years for falsifying information on an application for an exit visa. There was discussion, too, of add- ing a new charge to the series] against Eisler: "Departing the! court." The 52-year-old Eisler, alleged for- mer No. one communist in the United States, skipped the country May 6 as a stowaway aboard the Polish liner Batory. He was taken off the Batory by Scotland Yard men when the ship touched Eng- land. The U. requested face two three years for using false names and hiding his communist affilia- tions, and a one-year term for con- tempt of Congress. Ball Terms Violated Assistant U. S. District Attorney William Hitz said Eisler violated the terms of his bail and In- dicated the new prosecution of Eis- ler as a fugitive, "We're not overlooking anything in this said Hitz, who pros- ecuted Eisler in the earlier cases. The new angle, in legal terms, was explained this way by Hitz: "If the defendant departs the court without leave, it is a breach of the bond. If he leaves the coun. try, he has departed the court." He said "departing the Court' S. State department has that he be returned to sentences here: One to Ten Bills Moved to Top Of Schedule in House By William F. Arbogast bills moved to the top of the House time- table today following conferences between President Truman and his House leaders. The conferences also turned up a little much disagreement between the President and House Speaker Rayburn. Chairman Sabath (D.-m.) of the rules committee spurred a drive for early action on the ten bills after Clay Returns To Receive Capital Acclaim Washington Lucius D. Clay, retiring American military commander in Germany, returned lome today and received from President Truman a decoration for services "of supreme value to rift between Mr. Truman country and to humanity." At a White House ceremony, Mr. [outlining them late yesterday the White House steps. They cover the fields of housing, a lobby investigation, crop insur- ance, federal buildings, statehood for Alaska, extension of rural tele- phone service, pay raises for gov- ernment executives, displaced per- sons, minimum wages and general labor legislation. Within the next week or so, Sa- bath told newsmen, he expects the rules committee to clear most of them for House debate. Fort Worth Hit By Nearly Ten Inches of Rain Fort Worth, cloud- burst dumped almost ten inches of rain on the Fort Worth area during the night. There were reports at least four persons drowned. Dallas, 30 miles to the east, had 5.43 inches of rain and much low ly- U. S. Savings Up for First 3 Months of '49 Less Goods and Services Produced, Price Tags Lowered By Charles Molony American people, confronted with shrinking income, cut their spending so sharply in the first three months of 1949 that their total savings went up. This tactic of saving more while taking in less was held accountable in large part today for this early 1949 development: The biggest) Council to Investigate Death of Mrs. Edel Mayor Cy Smith asked Monday night for an investigation into the accidental death of a Winona wom- will get it. He asked investigation into the death of Mrs. Emil Edel, 47, who died from burns and shock received in an explosion of a gas-fed heater. The mayor, Fire Chief H. G. Put- nam, Fourth James Stoltman and Robert Prondzinski and Council President William P. Theurer are on the committee. In his letter the mayor declared: "Within the last few days Wi nona has recorded its first home fatality of the year under most tragic circumstances. "I urgently request you appoint a committee of three, to include Fire Chief H. G. Putnam, to thor- oughly examine the cause of this tragic accident. "This committee should report to the council at the council's nexl meeting." The next meeting is May 23. slump in gross national product since the war. Gross national product is the to- Voters Deciding Fate Of Jr., Today New West side Manhattan voters, aroused by a noisy land bitter campaign, decide today in a congressional election whether Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., gets over the first hurdle in his ambition to tal output of goods and services name was battling Tammany hall. follow his late father in a political career. As F.D.R. did years ago, the handsome young heir to a famous at market going price. Tammany refused to give young Roosevelt the Democratic nomina- On the basis of Commerce depart-! would have handed him the election on a ran ment estimates, it slacked to a Municipal Court Justice Benjamin rate in the Shalleck against him. first quarter, off fromi Roosevelt's name was on today's the peak pace in the fourth machines as candidate of ter of last year, although still York state's Liberal party and above 1948's quarterly itne pour Freedoms party, a newly-l average. There was a twofold explanation: (1) Less goods and services were produced and provided, since willing- ness to spend on them was down; and (2) Price tags and charges were lower for those that were fur> nished. department analysts jsaid lower prices had as much or U. S. Weather bureau in Dallas cated along the upper Trinity river! in the Dallas area. ESS, so just a case of public thrift. At Fort Worth, the west fork! Business acted like consumers: of the Trinity was at 27.1 feet, three leased up sharply on outlays to build above flood stage. 'up stocks of goods to sell and went a conference between the Presi- dent and Rayburn, was misstae in onmo a c rtf AAAAOOH in some quarters as evidence of Fort Worth, the police depart- j a little lighter on outlays for plants said one drowning there had i and machines to increase produc- persons tive capacity. Government spending on goods been confirmed and three i Meacham Field at Fort Worth Rayburn, Sabath said this was not the case. "There is no disagreement that nearby Meadowbrook listed 9.96 j j m j-iieie ia iiu uiaauicciiieuL uiubj me Truman awarded Clay a second oakjj know betweenV President worth leaf cluster in lieu of a third dis-jand Speaker he tinguished service medal. The citation read by the Presi- dent said that Clay, as U. S. mili- tary governor in Germany, "add- ed new and imperishable luster to his record." Clay, the citation went on, "proved himself not only a soldier in the finest tradition of our Amer- ican but also "a statesman of the highest courag- to the cause of Earden of the White House where upwards of 150 notables and virtually the entire White House eous, dedicated peace." The President the court which sentenced the de- Eisler's wife. Brunhllde, 37, andjclerical staff were gathered to hon the two top executives of the or the general, steamship line which own the Ro- tary havs been ordered to appear tomorrow in New York before the special federal grand jury investi- gating subversive activities. told newsmen following his return to the Capitol. Sabath had said at the White House: "Sometimes the President and the speaker don't agree" and "where they are in disagreement I try to smooth it out a bit.' The remarks he made to the the PHA Asks City To Pay Rent Of Delinquents The city has been caught In middle, The Public Housing administra- tion, which owns the city's veterans housing project, wants to collect the delinquent rents that the vet- eran tenants owe the city. PHA has told the city, in effect. that even if the veterans don't pay you, you must pay us. About ten of the 40 tenants are persistently delinquent in their rent, which Is a month, includ- ing water. One of them now Is six months behind, and when PHA audi- tors were here recently the total of the delinquencies ran up to about The news that PHA wants the money came to the city council Monday evening from Council President William P. Theurer. From the rental money the city receives it can deduct certain main- tenance expenses before remitting to PHA, providing its approval is secured, but the city's own "Income" from the project is limited by fed- eral law to a month per unit. In the crowd were diplomats, the. members of the Senate and I White House reporters, Sabath ex- plained, were offhand and were not intended to give the impression that all is not harmony between Mr. Truman and his House leaders. Sabath said he went to the White House to get the President's views on bills now before the rules com- mittee or soon to come before it. Rayburn told newsmen "there is no disagreement" on the program outlined by Sabath. And if there between him inches of rain. The storm front which hit Fort was the same as that wnich sent a skipping, lashing tornado through Amarillo in the panhandle Sunday night, killing four persons and injuring 83. Fort Worth's city water was cut off after the principal pumping sta- tion was inundated. Three levees were washed out at Fort Worth, flooding four major residential areas. Fort Worth's city schools were closed because of the shutdown of city water. A trailer court also was flooded here and one child was unaccounted for. Rubber collapsible boats were cruising the area of the trailer court. Rescuers reported taking per- sons from trees and the tops of trailers.' Mrs. Clay from Berlin landed at the National airport at a. m. (E. S. T.) Secretary of Defense Louis John- son and top-ranking Army, Navy and Air Force officers greeted Clay at the airport. Johnson told him: "I am here for the President, all the members of the armed forc- es and, more Importantly, for all the American people to thank you for a job well done, and welcome you back for a well-earned rest. God bless you and keep you." Clay told the secretary that he The impression that the Presi- dent was miffed with Rayburn grew last week when a copy of a letter from the President to A. F. Whit- ney, rail union head, was made public. The White House blamed typo- graphical errors for phrases which read as criticism of congressional leaders who advocated compromise on labor legislation. Janesville Refuses Liquor License Limit sional local showers and thunder- storms. Low tonight 64, high Wed- nesday 78. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy and rather warm and humid tonight and Wednesday with occa- hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 81; minimum, 58; noon, 80; precipitation, .11; -sun sets to- sun rises tomorrow night at at (Additional Weather on Page 17.) Earlier this year the council evicted one tenant from the project delinquency. The city had another dealing with a small group of the housing project tenants last night. Several of the tenants, including one who asked the council to alter its plan for escape doors, have refused, to permit the contractor to make the changes. structed them that such refusal is ground for eviction. The city attorney was in- to write them, Informing was "overwhelmed by this reception and I am grateful indeed from the bottom of my heart." The Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force each had a company of troops drawn up as an honor guard. A 17-gun salute was (fP) city council rejected last night, 4-3, a proposed ordinance limiting the number of class A liquor licenses to one for each of population. At present there is no restriction. Co-ordinating Comn Council, 11 City Be Formation of a co-ordinating between the city council and the city's 11 has been started. The city council Monday night invited boards to send two delegates each to the new committee, which will meet on call of Mayor Cy Smith. Council President William P. Theurer, who urged action on the formation, and Vice-President Joseph Dettle were named delegates from the Between >ards Started Procedures for the new committee remain to be worked out. Whether it -will be a discussion group, arriving at decisions on a persuasion basis, or a legislative group, arriving at decisions by voting, has not been determined. The council and boards have practiced co-ordination to a limited extent. For the past two years, a representative or representives of some of the boards and all the aldermen have met annually to discuss the salary policy. The idea for such a committee, which apparently would attempt to co-ordinate policies of the boards and council, was first suggested by the board or park commission- ers about a year ago. The council at that time rejected the proposal, particularly because some aldermen said that it is a surrendering of council authority, formation was voted without dis- sent. The last such April a mixture of legislation and discussion. After some discussion the boards with one dis- senting vote, that there should be no raise. Then the council went into a huddle and came out of. it to announce that there would be no general raise. That policy was riddled within a but last night the step toward the week, with the council itself lead- ing the way by granting a a month raise. Margaret Ann Coverdale, 20, above, is being held without ball at Minneapolis on charges of shooting Robert Oaks, Cleve- land, Ohio, magazine salesman. Miss Coverdale is in General hospital under observation for at least ten days, Michael Dale, Heimepto county Police Inspector Engene Ber- nath said Miss Coverdale has admitted shooting Oaks in a downtown hotel room at Min- neapolis. Oaks is recovering from his wounds. CAP. Wire- photo to The Republican-Her- and services increased, however, as a result of higher foreign aid outlays. The department said the government provided "a further supporting influence on the econ- omy." The annual rate drop from the fourth quarter of 1948 to the first quarter of 1949 was in sharp contrast to a rise in the first quarter of 1948 over the fourth quarter of 1947. Taking just the expenditure side of things, and using annual rate figures for comparison of first quar- ter 1949 with the record-setting fin- al quarter of 1948, here is the way things worked out: Individual incomes after taxes de- clined only to a rate, yet individual ex- penditures for consumption drop- ped to a 000 rate. The upshot was that savings in- creased to a rate. Business outlays as reflected inj "private domestic i dropped to a rate. But government expenditures on goods and services rose 000 to a annual rate, including foreign aid as well as domestic purchases. Lewis Offers U. S. Steel Contract Talks i Pittsburgh U. S. Steel Cor- poration today announced receipt of 'a letter from John L, Lewis, presi- 'dent of the United Mine Workers, in which he "offered to meet" on a new coal contract. A spokesman lor "big steel" said the letter was received by Harry Moses, president- of the H. C. Frick Coke Company, a subsidiary. In jthe past Moses has been a principal figure in negotiations between the U.M.W. and the steel companies which own coal mines. The U. S. Steel spokesman said he had no further information. Moses declined to comment on the letter other than to say one had been received. He would not disclose the text of the letter or say when he would answer it. Lewis .already has arranged to meet with southern coal mine oper- ators May 25 at Bluefield, W. Va, Nothing has been arranged toward negotiating a new contract with northern coal operators. The current contract, .now iden- tical for all three groups, expires June 30. Coal produced by steel company owned mines, the so-called tive" pits, is used in steelmaking processes and does not appear on the commercial market. About U.M.W. miners are employed at captive mines. formed group. Between and heavy turnout for a special elec-j expected to be cast inj the normally Democratic 20th dis-j trict. It was largely a Roosevelt-Shal- leck fight, but Republicans predict- ed the Democratic split will give the election to the G.O.P. candi- date, William H. Mclntyre, an in- surance executive. The left-wing American Labor to show theh-unity and faith party also had a candidate in the by putting the oppor- Annette T. Rubinstein, tunity bond drive over the top. head of a private school. Her sup-! jhe President's talk was part Put Bond Drive Over Top, Plea Of President Tru- man in a broadcast from the White House last night appealed to Amer- porters also claim victory. Truman Clears Way for New Appointment Action Taken by President on Plea Of Candidate President Tru- man today withdrew Mon C. Wall- gren's nomination to be chairman of the National Security Resources board. The President withdrew the nom- ination at the request of Wallgren, former governor of Washington state. At the same time he wrote his warm personal friend and former associate in the Senate: T want you to know that my faith in you is undiminished." Wallgren's nomination was tabled many weeks ago by the Senate armed services committee under a procedure which did not permit a vote on confirmation by the entire Senator. Senator Byrd (D.-Va.) cast .he only Democratic vote against Wallgren In committee, assuring bottling up of the nomination. It was the second important nom- ination Mr. Truman has'withdrawn at the request of an appointee. He took a similar action in the case of Edwin Pauley after naming the atter as undersecretary of the navy early In his administration. Pauley, ike Wallgren, ran Into stiff opposl- ,lon in the Senate. There was no immediate Indica- tion whether the President might name Wallgren for some other post which would not require Senate con- 'irmation. Committee opposition to the nom- ination was sparkplugged by. Sen- ator Cain He argued iiat Wallgren was not competent "or the post, and that the nominee had been "soft" toward commu- nists. of an opening day program which man from the district from 1924 until his death early this year. sas, Mo. The drive ends June 30. Wallgren dented the allegations, argued that his experience as sen- ator and governor qualified him for _ Jthe work, and charged the oppoai- Mr. Truman said the ability to politlcs. He contended po- Because of the bitterness of the millions of Americans to buy bonds litical experience was a main es- campaign, extra heavy police de- now was a sharp contrast to the tails were assigned to the polls, days of the repubUc when Campaign orators have made i Secretary of the Treasury Alexander special appeals to various racial and national groups In the 20th dis- trict melting Jews, Puerto Ricans, Negroes and others. It has been a long time since a local election here brought out such a concentration of political manpower, loose spending and bit- ter charges. Roosevelt and Shalleck forces have accused each other of plotting to bring in "floaters" to steal the election. Tammany has charged Roosevelt is a johnny-come-lately to the dis- Hamilton appealed only to the wealthy to invest in government securities. No one else could afford it. "We have come a long he said. "Today, millions of Americans workers and professional people, as well as merchants and government bonds." This ability of many Americans to buy bonds now, Mr. Truman said, marked the success of efforts "to establish a nation of free people in which all men have a fair chance to share in the benefits of their labor." trict, and is trading on his father's Covered Waqon Parade name to win political power. It saysi-. his campaign is a plot to try set up an anti-Truman party. I Independence, cover- The 35-year-old Roosevelt, firstifd wagon parade kicked off toe na- of FD R 's four sons to seek m9 bmlon doUar opportunity Ilitical office, has assailed drive to a successful start. evil force. He claims to be A throng of watched 30 ox, and horse-drawn prairie resi schooners roll along the streets of dent Truman's program. President Truman's home town yes- Democratic National Chairman J. i j- Howard McGrath and New Governors Earl Warren of Califor- nia, Paul Dever of Massachusetts, Forrest Smith of Missouri, and Frank Carlson of Kansas, and radio and screen stars rode along in cars. Army, Navy and Marine Corps units participated. School children rode floats and Boy scouts in In- dian regalia trooped beside the wa- gons. Overhead planes circled. And when the parade was over some people jammed into nearby Kansas City's auditorium. There they heard Secretary Snyder Democratic E. Fitzpatrick have supported Shal- leck. Bulletins small pond in which a fisherman snagged a strip of flesh yesterday 'was dragged by sheriff's deputies today. The pond is in the vicin- ity of the home of the long missing Mrs. Cecelia Lemay. The sheriff said that if the flesh were found to be human and the dragging operation was un- successful, a diver might be used or the pond might be drained. Milton Ba- tten will plead innocent by reason of insanity when he is arraigned Monday on a first degree murder charge, his at- torney said today. Young Babich is accused of the slaying of Pa- tricia Birmingham, 16, sister of his wife, Kathleen. Municipal Judge Herbert J. Steffes will preside at the arraignment, a time for which has not been set. Eaa Claire, lin Wathkc, 37, facing trial at Chippewz. Falls on a charge of. attempted murder of his former wife, killed himself last night, Eau Claire county authorities re- ported today. Wathke, of the town of Hailie, was found dead in his car parked on the side of a road in the town of Washing- ton, sential. The armed services committee, in "tabling" the nomination, adopt- ed a resolution saying Wallgren lacked sufficient economic and in- dustrial experience but stating that it had found no evidence reflecting on Wallgren's loyalty. The resources board was created by the law unifying the armed serv- ices, to take over the industrial planning and coordinating jobs handled by half a dozen agencies in World War n. The chairman draws a year. C-47 Transport Crash Kills Six Eoswell, N. Air Force C-47 transport plane crash killed six men yesterday. A seventh bailed out safely. Staff Sergeant Chris Wentzel, Cooter, Me., was treated for a back injury after parachuting. (None of those killed was from the north central Colonel John P. Randolph, acting commanding officer at Walker Air Force base, said an engine toe caused the ship to crash and burn 12 miles northeast of the base. Two Killed in S. D. Auto Crash Pierre, S. persons were killed and four more serious- ly injured late yesterday in a three- auto collision on U, S. highway 16 near Kennebec, S. D., the state motor patrol reported tonight. Dead were Gene Fairchild, Pueb- lo, Colo., and Mrs, Andrew Ander- introduce President Truman who addressed the nation from Wash- ington, D. C. Snyder announced Kansas City and the President's home county had already passed the goal set for this area. jso about 70 Ore. Today the wagons, replicas of _ (JJ the ox-drawn vehicles that set out! to, f rious condition at from here 100 years ago in the Ith6 Chamberlain, S. D. hospital California gold rush, were to bejwere: Anderson, husband of the flown to 30 different cities to spark I dead woman; Mrs. Kate Christen- the series E bond drive. The 1949 i5611- Everett, Wash., a passenger "gold rush" aims at a goal by June 30. 3 Czech Officials Condemned to Death Czechoslovak! officials have been condemned to ieath on charges of treason and spy- ing. In addition, General Karel Kutl- vasr, regarded as the hero .of the; Prague uprising which drove out ihe Germans in 1845, was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was charged with spying for "foreign reaction." The Czechoslovak press bureau said yesterday nine other persons received sentences ranging from two to 25 years. Military defendants were stripped of their rank. The death sentences were meted out to Lieutenant Colonel Josef Hruska, Karel Bacilek and Boris Kovaricet, in the Anderson car; Mrs. Pair- child, whose husband was killed, and Mrs. Lloyd W. Swanson, Palo Alto, Calif., returning home from visiting relatives at Luck, Wls., and riding with the Fairchilds. Assembly in India Votes to Remain In Commonwealth New Dchli, only two dissenting votes, the constituent assembly today -ap- proved the agreement under which India is to remain in the British Commonwealth of Nations. The 156 to 2 vote endoned the agreement reached with Britain which India-to become a sovereign republic and still'maintain a tie to the ;

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