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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              RAIN TONIGHT, SUNDAY WELCOME JAYCEES VOLUME 49, NO. 81 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 21, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Strikers Clash With Reds in Berlin 5-Point U. S, -Brazil Plan Drawn The Alsops Plan Urged To Meet Depression Economic Aid Will Be Given South America Agreement Will Include Technical Aid for Nation By Joseph Alsop the noise the business forecasters and ec- onomists are hearing is not the crash of surf on a reef of bad .times. But It must be said when so many of the chart-studiersj Brazil have agreed On a new five- think there is depression program designed to draw Washington The White it is a bit alarming to find Ui the vast, cumbersome old ship of state is perilously close to drift- ing. What is frightening is the President and his the two nations even closer toge- ther. The program mainly involves U. S. economic, financial and techni- cal help to Brazil, joint efforts to have adopted bad plans for coping with a business recession, but ra- ther that there should be no plan at all. The President is known to feel that the increasingly wide- spread predictions of depression contain an element of big business propaganda, intended to defeat his economic program in Congress. Probably there is some justifica- tion for this view. But that does not justify ignoring the problem altogether. THE TREATMENT accorded the quarterly report of the President's economic advisory council is high- ly symptomatic in this connection. After frightful internal wrestlings not that! eliminate double taxation, and Bra- advisers! zilian measures to stimulate Amer- ican private investment in that re- public. It also was decided to negotiate a treaty to expand the present cultural exchange between the two nations. Details of the program will be worked out later. Announcement of the agreements was made a few hours before ident Eurico Gaspar Dutra of Bra- zil was scheduled to leave here for New York where he will! spend part of a ten-day visit to this country. Dutra arrived here Wednesday afternoon. He is returning a visi Winona Awarde Welfare Trophy By Al Olson The largest Jaycee state award program in the country was cli- maxed here today as winners were announced at the 1949 state convention of the Junior Cham- ber of Commerce. James Williams, Hutchinson, state awards committee chairman, presented and certificates to first and second place winners in 21 divisions. The awards program is divided into two sections: one for com- :iss over population, and another for those below that figure. Winona copped the community welfare funds trophy for the sec- "SSL" and rights ond consecutive year for promoting property rights. the Community Chest campaign. Presentation Tonight Mrs. F. R., Jr., Gets Divorce Minden, Nev. Mrs. Prank- In D. Roosevelt, Jr., today divorced the son of former President Roose- velt. The decree was granted by Dis- trict Judge Harry Watson on Mrs. Roosevelt's charge of extreme men- tal cruelty. The court approved an agreement, dated March 19, deter- SUpport Of two To Western Area Cut Off Elevated Passenger Train Set Afire, Hundreds Injured Mrs. Roosevelt, the former Ethel Idu Pont, had no comment whatever. The two" "most'c'ovetecf I The Private hearing before Judge the L. O. Anderson Founders phy and the Henry Giessenbier wore a brief. Mrs. Roosevelt An East German railway policeman, center, in uniform, and three Western zone German railway strikers engage in a slugging match in Criarlottenburg railroad station in Berlin today. The strike, an anticommunist movement which saw West Berlin police fighting side by side with strikers against com- munists and Soviet-controlled railway police, plunged Berlin into mob warfare and-slashed the city's rail links with the Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) and disputes, Messrs. Nourse Key- President Truman made to Rio de sorting and Baldwin submitted years ago. unanimous report containing' onej White House statement saic major admission and four Truman assured Dutra that cant recommendations. The ad- mission was that the inflation dan- ger was past, and that a business recession must now be regarded as a, definite possibility. The two most important recom- mendations, which have been much misrepresented in the press, were as follows: A, since they were not inmedtately needed, the inflation! control provisions of the President's January request to Congress should Brazilian loan requests to the .World bank and the Export-Import bank1 will "in the future, as in the past, received the most attentive consideration of the United States government." Two separate but similar state- ments issued by the two presidents indicated that they discussed the. report a joint technical mission! known as the "Abbink report." This group of Brazilian and West Reported Willing To Air Greek Situation By John M. Hightowcr Washington W) Diplomats said today the United States and Britain may hold the door open to further behind-the-scenes discus- sions of the Greek situation with the Soviets are still in- be temporarily shelved. B, to en- American experts after a six-month courage business, the President's January demands for new taxes should be revised downwards. Spe- study unanimously agreed that Brazil's economic development should be "accelerated" by new ciflcally, the council suggested jet-j governmental spending, balanced tisoning the billion of of Brazil's resources social security tax increases, andjby private enterprise, and efforts lowering the original proposed in-ito control inflation. crease in corporate and income The White House said Mr Tru- taxes well below billion. man assured Dutra Fire Destroys Plant AtPeshtigo terested. They said there is some doubt Russia would engage in such talks, following the flat stand taken by the two Western nations on Soviet proposals for settlement of the JGreek civil- war. And they predicted [further that the 'west will reject iany Russian suggestion which, could give the communists a strong new foothold in Greece. The State department stressed the Thompson Brothers Boat Man- ufacturing Company today with the loss placed at well over by In addition, the council urged ted States is readv to help Brazil- weu over 5101 the President rather significantly ian development through implem-i local flre dePartment- Pcshtigo, A flash fire yesterday that any actual settle- destroyed the woodworking plant of ment will have to be handled within the United Nations, where Greece can sit in on the discussions. But Western officials apparently are to extend present provisions fomentation of the Abbink report, or! William Luedtke, an employe, toldjready to hold informal talks on the .._ ___ _.. 4....1 ..._ unemployment benefits under so-jvin Bother cial security, and to provide limit-Ideavor." ed funds for planning public works! programs in areas where serious joblessness is already appearing Although these last two recom- mendations gave a certain grim emphasis to the whole report, the President's decision was simply to stand pat on his January program. He is said to have reasoned that (Continued on Page 4, Column 6.) ALSOP fields of related authorities that when the burglar was turned on at North Dakotan Defies Arrest McHenry, N. tear gas and a drug today failec to dislodge a former state hospita inmate from his barricaded home to which he fled after scuffling with officers seeking him for a sanitj hearing. Foster County Sheriff George Aljets said the man, Merle Hog- garth, about 45 years old, is armed with a rifle and a shotgun. Four shots fired yesterday without warn- ing missed deputies anc other officials. Norman Anderson and John Baker, friends of the besieged man, talked to Hoggarth this morning, trying to get him to give up his weapons. Asked by Anderson if he would sell the shotgun, Hoggarth replied: "No, sir. Maybe I will next fall, but I'm going to need it for a while." Anderson and Baker said he was pleasant during their conversation, but quickly pointed the shotgun at Anderson when the latter started to go through a window. They gave him a bottle of soft drink containing a drug. State's Attorney Tom Roney ot Carrington said, but two hours afterward Hog- garth showed no effects of the drug. Tear gas, thrown into the second floor apartment above a cafe his wife operates on McHenry's main street, still bothered Hoggarth. He was coughing and wheezing, Ander- son said Hoggarth is believed to be with- out food and his apartment is not equipped with running water. Last night he lured out the Mc- Henry fire department to supply a drink ol water, lor which he shouted loudly. Hermit, Mother to Get Mental Care New treat- ment in a state hospital has been ordered for Paul Makushak, the Brooklyn hermit who was sealed in a dark, walled-in cubicle for ten fire alarm 7 o'clock this started system morning. The frame structure burst into flame instantly. The wooden building patters, molds, models, forms and machinery. The fire did not spread to the main works, to which it was connected by a concrete corridor. want to do so. A Tass News agency dispatch in Moscow early yesterday gave the first semiofficial words that Soviet contained Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko had been talking with British and American officials at the United Nations about endmg the Greek war. British Minister of Eat Rattlesnakes Rapid City, S. popular spot at the Junior Chamber of Commerce state convention Friday afternoon was tlie "bar nothing" room. Kapid City's Gerry Tiffany and Eileen L 'Esperance, hospi- tality hosts, kept busy passing the canapes. Most Jaycees exclaimed over the "delicious" taste of the meat. After all had been served, some several times, Tiffany let the secret out of the baff. The Jaycees and their wives eating- rattlesnake meat. It was donated by Earl Brockels- by, former mayor here and oper- ator of the Rapid City reptile gardens. not be presented until tonight at the Inaugural banquet at the Oaks. The L. O. Anderson trophy, award- ed first in 1945, is given to the chapter which undertook the out- standing project in the state during the past year. Minneapolis holds the trophy. It was .given the Mill City chapter at ;he Duluth convention in 1948 for he war memorial blood bank es- ablished by the chapter. j Rochester, Minn., this month were untrue." "The king has not left the coun- the spokesman said. He added the monarch received Tornadoes Hit 4-Stafe Area, Kill One Person By The Associated Press Tornadoes whiplashed four states across the nation's midsection last night. At least one person was killed. Nearly a .score were injured. Prop- erty damage was unestimated. Hardest hit'was Oklahoma. But twisters flicked out at scattered com- munities in Colorado, Kansas and, far across the Mississippi valley, best year-around chapter activity.! waiter Kirtlev a rptirpd caught two small eastern Tennessee .Jaycees consider it the most highly ka Uv claimd LTlVfTOH liHAn imw., By Daniel De Luce Berlin Twelve thousand striking railway workers fought voung communists cast in the role of strike breakers today in nearly a dozen stations of Berlin's elevated railway. Hundreds were injured during the fighting, which raged through the morning. The outbreak shut off rail shipments to Western Berlin and threatened to force the city back to the austerity of the blockade- period. An elevated passenger train was set ablaze during one melee. Cloth- ing was torn from women who got; into the fight. suit and a small Western Berlin police said Major General Pavel Kvashnin, transport brought tha case cnief of the Soviet zone, was in- sulted and threatened by group of strikers at the Tempelhof elevated station in the American sector. The police said they gave Kvash- jnin protection from the strikers and he was able to drive away in his I staff automobile without physical I injury. Another Soviet transport officer of junior rank was stoned by strikers at the Hermannstrasse sta- tion, also in the American sector, ipolice said. He was reported not seriously injured. This is the crux of the situation: The Soviet-appointed Reichsbahn management controls both zonal railroads and Berlin's entire elevat- ed line. Railway workers went out on strike early today to enforce demand for payment of wages brown brown hat. Her attorney to this town, 50 miles south of Reno, to- avoid publicity. Britain Denies King Treated At Rochester Buckingham pal- lace spokesman said today reports that King George VI had his leg Prime Minister Clement Attlee on May -3v his doctors on the fourth, and other physicians on the 17th. "In the intervening- time he' was either in London or at Windsor (Windsor castle, outside of Lon- the spokesman explained, It was "palpably the spokesman added, to think that the The Giessenbier trophy is for the I of ten. king- could make a foreign journey without being: recognized early and prized award. For the first time le Giessenbier award will be given two different communities, in two National Contest Minneapolis won the award year when only one trophy The winner last was communities. The blamed the mad May it was Oklahoma's fourth night of a deep low I pressure "trough" running up through Oklahoma to' Nebraska. jtional Jaycee competition for the In addition .to the tornadoes A. Marks award, struck, perhaps a dozen others were) Also to be presented tonight will seen whirling just above the land injbe trophies in the Fly-Free America the sparsely settled plains country. division. This section concerns Most of the communities hit wereijaycee Projects attempting to con- small. In Oklahoma there was and insects in home com- atBalko, Beaver, Cates-1 Shat I CnaPters are presented trophies, which can be kept only after being A pumper from the marinettejstate Hector McNeii "and Assistant fire department assisted local fire- men in protecting: other buildings. years, and his mother. State Supreme Court Justice 'hades E. Murphy disclosed yesterday that he had signed com-! If; 11 7 mitments for the pair, who are now! n Kings hospital where they! Floods, Landslide Secretary of State Dean Rusk rep- resented the Western powers. Yesterday's reports brought out that the Greeks had not been kept of the three-cornered talks I in New resented the fact, I Greek Ambassador Vassili G. JDendramis called on Rusk at the -v Blows in Kansas were reported atjprj-ie winners SbserSSlon" H Santiaff0' Chiles-Floods and State department yesterday after- Been under observation. landslide Drougnt death to seven noon, at Rusk's request, to get a The 32-year-old Makushak, beard- i persons in Chile today. ed and ragged, was dug out of j A man and wife crossing a bridge his hole-in-the-wall April 26. His on the ou'skirts of Santiago were self-imposed exile from the world drowned when flood waters carried was disclosed .report on the latest developments. He said afterward he felt reassured by the information he had received. As for settling the civil war In this country, the ambassador said he the bridge away. 58, became ill, and asked a neigh- Five children of one family were bor to take over her task of lower- killed near Lebu, in southern Chile, ing food into the cubicle. when a landslide buried their home. Chase, Gorham, Bezel, Wilm'ore and in the countryside near Garden City, Scott City and Salina. The Colorado tornado whirled up Black Wolf canyon near Wray in the northeastern corner of the state and vanished into Nebraska. Far away in Tennessee, an iso- lated storm injured three persons in the small communities of Coin and Barn Creek. The small number of casualties apparently was explained by the fact !won three consecutive times. In jdition to the trophies, the first receive permanent certificates. Honorable mention cer- yesterday he saw a man who was identified to him as the king car ried into the Mayo clinic a fort- night ago. Rock Slide Buries Pennsylvania Man Pen Argylf huge rock slide buried one man at a slate quarry near this eastern Pennsyl- vania town today. Four other men working in the 475-foot deep pit were injnred, two critically. Six workmen scrambled to safety as tons of fine rock and slate tum- bled suddenly from the side of the long, narrow quarry in this slate belt about 20 miles from Bethlehem. There was no indication of whe- ther the buried man is alive. Wit- tificates are given to second place winners. Caucuses this morning brought there is Httle likelihood ice escaped. (Continued on Page_ 3, 2.) j The buried man was identified as Joseph Heatter, 34, Wind Gap, Pa. CONVENTION told Rusk: "There is one condition j that folks in the western Oklahoma for the rebels lay down i and Kansas regions hit hardest are tornado-wise. Most of them shel-. tered safely in storm cellars. j Charles Sykes, 55, was caught on- the highway near Yewed, Okla., how-1 ever, and took shelter in an ol wheat elevator. The storm topple it on him, crushing Sykes to death Mrs. Kathryn Haight, about 43 was killed in the destruction of a if arm home near Catesfay, Okla. He husband, Ed, was injured seriously Heavy rains that have accompa- nied the stormy days in Oklahoma caused widespread floods and addec two other deaths. Guy Franklin Hixson, 20, Twin Lakes, Okla., drowned yesterday as he attempted to swim to his home across swollen Mingo creek near Tulsa. Miss Norwetta Chapman, 26 drowned Tuesday in flood waters near Seminole, Okla. Crop-killing hailstorms were re- ported in both Oklahoma and Kan- sas. Damage from this source, ob- servers said, may exceed that caused by the tornadoes. Ominously Dark Clouds form a background for an elongated tornado funnel near Chadron, Neb. The tornado dissipated before touching the earth and there was no reported damage. The tornado cloud was estimated to have been ten miles'-away when this picture was Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Fargo Escapee Reported Killed Glendive, man said to be Walter Axel 'Johnson, 38, escapee from the county jail at Far- go, N. D., was shot and killed at a ranch north of here this morning. Mrs. Richard Morrow-Tail, British around-the-world flier, as- sures "everything will be all right" despite last night's U. S. customs .order grounding her plane at Minneapolis after she and the navi- gator, Jack Ellis, former E-A.J1. pilot, flew in from North Dakota. She is shown stepping from the ship. Mrs. Morrow-Tait is resting at the home of friends in Minneapolis Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald. West marks are four times as valuable as the Soviet zone cur- rency. East marks are banned in the Aim Fighting broke out when the Rus- sian-controlled management sent squads of militant young commun- ists, including teen, age girls, Into the Western sectors of the city to "recapture" elevated stations seieed by the anticommunist strikers. The strikers outnumbered the communist strike breakers. Both sides fought with clubs, showers of stones and their fists. Western Berlin police fought side by side with the strikers against the communists and Soviet-controlled railway police.. In breaking up one fight the policemen fired their pis- tols into the air. That was the only shooting. Western Allied officials main- tained a hands-off attitude in con- nection with the walkout but were sympathetic toward the strikers. However, one British source said: "This strike can't be allowed to go on too long." Airlift, Trucks Continue British and American planes of the airlift and trucks continued to supply Western Berlin. Although the anticommunist railway union which called the strike had pledged itself to operate Western Allied and German Inter-zonal trains, switch- es and signals in West Berlin yards were left unmanned. This blocked all incoming supply trains from Western Germany. The Russian military command ordered all Berlin-bound trains halted on the outskirts of the city because of the strike. The railway union announced a meeting of its executive board this afternoon. There was no Indication from any official source, however, that a settlement was near. Russian and Western Allied rep- resentatives conferred here agaia during the day on transport prob- lems of East and West Germany. The Russians have four-power ap- proval to control all rail facilities in the city. Two hundred strikers at the Schoeneberg elevated station near the West Berlin city hall hurled rocks at four Soviet officers who drove up in a sedan. Boos and jeers the shower of stones. Truck Driver Dead Of Crash Injuries Milwaukee, D. Lunde, 22, West AHis, was; fatally injured yesterday when the truck he was driving collided with an- other semi-trailer truck at Rich- mond, m. The mishap occurred at an In- tersection. He died en route to the Woodstock, m., hospital. The dri- ver of the other truck, Frederick Armbrecht, Madison, was not injured. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and thunderstorms, somewhat warmer tonight, lowest 55; showers early Sunday followed by clearing In the afternoon. Strong shifting winds Highest Sunday 66. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today- Maximum, 67; minimum, 50- noon, 55; precipitation, trace'- sun sets tonight at sun risen fn morrow at Additional weather on Page 9,   

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