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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, THURSDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 84 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 25, 1949 READ DICK TRACY BACK PAGE DAILY FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Roaring Battle Raging in Shanghai Thise Men Represented the various civic associations which sponsored the "Winona Century of Progress" banquet at the Oaks Tuesday night. At the speakers table, left to right are: Vinson Rice, president of the West End Commercial club; Harold J. Doerer, presi- dent of the Association of Commerce; Mayor Cy Smith; Judge Leo F. Murphy, guest speaker; Toastmaster J. M. George; Max Clerainski, president or the Winona Civic association, and John Schlaefer, busi- ness agent of the Winona building and construction trades, Republican-Herald photo The Alsops Memorial Urged For Forrestal By Joseph Alsop is a simpl parallel for the tragic death James Forrestal, A century and quarter ago, Lord Castlereagh, th leading member of the British cab inet that had defeated Napoleon am brought pence to Europe, die' in almost precisely similar cir cumstances. The Duke of Welington, hii friend and partner, was the firs to notice that the gigantic bur dens, he had borne so long were upon Castlereagh. The story goes that when Castlereagh talkec strangely during a discussion o: government business, the blunt Wellington told him that he sound- ed unhinged, and that he ought to see a doctor. Whereat poor Castle- reagh put his head in his arms for a moment, and then answered sad- ly. "My God, Arthur, I believe you are right." Wellington warned Castlereagh's staff, but people in those days had no remedy for melancholia. The private secretaries merely con- cealed their master's pistols and razors. And late one evening, after dining with his friends, the man who shared with Pitt and Nelson and Wellington the chief credit for destroying the Napoleonic tyran- ny, went into the darkened library of his country house and cut his throat with the little knife kept for sharpening quill pens. THE EPISODE is worth remem bering now as proof from an ear- lier time rather similar to ours that the burdens of office in per- iods of great crisis are sometimes too heavy for the stoutest spirits. It is not enough, however, merely to recall Forrestal's great services to this country, and to acknow- ledge that the strongest man (Continued on Tagt 13, Column 3.) ALSOP Tribute to Pioneers Century of Progress Challenge to Future By Bill Powell More than 300 Winona county citizens gathered at the Oaks for a banquet to celebrate a century of progress in Winona and Minnesota history last night. Promoted by the Association of Commerce, the Trades and Labor council, West End Commercial club and the Winona Civic association, the affair paid tribute to the early pioneers of this territory, the indus- trialists who developed it, the churchmen and educators who produced the quality of those who have peopled this area in those hundred years. Outside the club stood a Covered Wagon, symbol of the Bed Eiver Valley pioneer wagons, and the general development of the west. Inside, waitresses swirled their hoop skirts and bowed their bonneted heads, while in the bar the moustached and bowler-hatted barber shop quartet sang sweetly on. As part of the ceremony a prize was given to the oldest resident to attend the dinner. It.went to, Oswald Vill who was born in 1879. Toastmaster at the banquet was J, M. George, Winona attorney. At ;he head table were Vinson of the West End'Commercial club; Harold J. Doerer, president of the Association of Commerce; Mayor Cy Smith, Judge MurphV, Max Cieminski, president of the Winona Civic association, and John Schlaefer, business agent of the constructions trades. Auditor Calls Bonus Bonds 'Best Buy' By B. Mackiy St. prospectus re- lating to Minnesota's veterans bonus bond issue termed "the best single buy ever offered the bond mailed to- day by State Auditor Stafford King, to investment houses and commer- West Backs Up Aim of German Republic Rule Russ Proposal Of Four-Power Control Refused By Joseph E. Dynan The three Western powers stood firm today behind the new west German republic against Soviet move to replace it with four-power control over Germany. Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Foreign Ministers Robert Schu- man of France and Ernest Bevin of Britain, in turn, declared the clock must not be turned back to what they termed "disastrous paralysis." They were referring to the five- point proposal of Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky to re- Elusive Suspect Has inona in a Dither cial banks. "I am convinced after sitting of the city. here for 18 King said, "that establish quadripartite control of Germany through the old Allied control council for Germany and) the Berlin kommandatura. The Russian representative walk- ed out of the Allied control counci in March, 1948, declaring the body 'dead." The kommandatura has not jeen functioning since last year when the communist-dominatec east Berllners boycotted regular elections and set up a hand-picked communist government for the Sov- iet section of the city. The election 'produced an anticommunist ad- ministration in the western sectors Vishinsky Proposal Judge Recalls Good Old Days' Quietly, colorfully and with an air of serenity, Judge Leo F. Mur- ihy wandered through the memories and reminiscences of the past ;entury, and rang bells at the Century Winona Aware Of Cultural Values this is the best single buy ever Vishinsky's five-point proposal I made in the history of Minnesota or, for that matter, in any state." auditor will meet with tnp" state ''executive. council Tues- day June'7 to'act--upon sealed bids for under the law, cannot bear interest exceeding an average of two per cent. The tax-exempt bonds, purchas- ers of which do not have to pay state or federal taxes on their earn- ings, will carry with them the "full students of its This question was asked by Judg Leo F. Murphy during Ws address a the Century of Progress banque dinner at the Oaks last night. He talked of "the good old hundred Progress at the 'Oaks last night. "The Republican-Herald one if "Winona, the old lumber a statement to the effect tha he city of churches and three colleges here, Winon >f "the building of the Winona state Teachers college, the Colleg outhwestern Railroad, or the oldl _. _, tore on the corner about whichiof Satat Teresa and st" co1 Charlie has been talking for years.' The guests at the Centennial ban- .uet listened to him tell tales of iis childhood, and his life in the ommunity, stories of businessmen nd lumber mills, churches and chools. In "those old days" too the city Continued on Page 16, Column 4.; GOOD OLD DAYS Blind Beggar Accused of Starving Dog Atlanta An officer of the Humane society performed "one the worst" jobs he'd ever had do, then added grimly, "I cer- tainly hope It's the last." That was what Marshall E. Lind, lumane society manager, said yes- terday after he had taken a seeing ye-dog away from a 34-year-old lind beggar. Eoy A, Groves, Meckling, S. D., farmer, caught this catfish In the James river near Meckling yesterday, landing it after a two-hour fight. Shown admiring the catch is Groves' son, Harold. (A.P. Wirephoto to The lege, made up one of our largest in dustries. That on a money basis these institutions mean much to us having in mind the amount o money brought into and spent In the city by the students. "We have all been aware of the cultural value of these institutions but few have recognized the eco- nomic value. "What has any group in Winona done to show, the students our ap- preciation for then- having come to Winona for their "Last week the Junior Association of Commerce of the city of St. Paul continuing a long established cus- tom, held a court of honor, a ban- quet at which the honored 'guests were the outstanding scholars in each of St. Paul's five colleges. Thir- ty seniors, six each of Hamline uni- versity, the College of St. Catherine, Macalester college, St. Paul College of Law and St. Thomas college, were honored in an affair they can never forget. Tomorrow night more than 50 civic organizations' of Minneapolis such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Minneapolis Junior Cham- ber of Commerce will hold their 17th annual court of honor banquet in .he grand ballroom of the Nicollet hotel. Top students of the Univer- ijty of Minnesota graduating class are going to be guests of honor. "These banquets are designed to show these students and others ap- preciation for their having come to the Cities for their education. "Next year we have no centennial If this affair tonight is to be repeat- ed, why not establish a court of honor banquet? Service clubs honor no organization here (honors scholars. j "Your organization and others, isuch as the bar association and the medical association, could make this affair the, event of student life in Winona. 'We have our difficulties and dis- agreements, yes, but we have com- mon interests. The viewpoint of others is not always easily seen, but when people sit down together and break bread, it tends for fuller un- derstanding. In this way, too, we would do honor to the many great educators of these colleges, past and present. We would do honor to our Brothers, was taken from a train forbears, ourselves and our city. hope that there may be was: 1. Re-establish the control council as supreme governing body in Ger- many. 2. Re-establish the Allied kom- mandatura in Berlin.' 3.' Create an all-German state council, founded on German econ- omic organs existing at present in the Soviet zone and the three west- ern 4. Establish an all-Berlin city gov- ernment on the basis of elections to be set by the kommandatura. 5. Create a new four-power super- visory authority over the Ruhr in- dustrial basin to.be aided by a con- sultative body of representatives of neighboring nations, such as the fortunate in having obtained Benelux nations and Poland services of "one of the best-known Czechoslovakia and Denmark. faith and credit of the King said. "We've had the best bond market for the last 12 or 13 months from 'What has Winona done for standpoint of the sale of mu- nicipal the auditor said. King announced that the state is bond firms in the United States" New with the Chase National Bank act- ing as the fiscal agent and the First National Bank of St. Paul as local fiscal agent. The state auditor said large in- vestment concerns and banks in cities throughout the nation, among them New York, Chicago, Cincin- nati and Seattle, have made in- quiries- about the issue. The legislature authorized bonus payments to World War n veter- ans, with a top of for domestic duty and for overseas service. King estimated that the interest cost to the state during the ten years in which all bonds will be retired will amount to about )00 on the basis of one and one- half per cent interest. Local Rule Lost American sources later interpret- ed Vishinsky's proposal as nullify- ing the west German republic, and pointed out it would have deprived the Germans of the local govern- ment they received in the occupa- tion statute drafted by the three Western powers. The proposal also would have im- plied recognition for the "peoples congress" regime in eastern Ger- many and would have meant sacri- Reward Offered for r ii ranbaull Killer Faribault, Minn. today moved toward the mark in raising a reward for the By Gordon Holte Winona enthusiastically worked itself into a mild hysteria Tuesday afternoon and evening. It excitedly joined in the pursuit of an elusive overall-clad man described as bearing a resemblance to the person who killed a Faribault man and attacked his girl companion earlier this week. Telephones at police headquarters and the Winona county sheriff's office rang continuously throughout the afternoon as manhunt-minded residents called to report havin seen the "fugitive" or to inquir anxiously whether the man been taken into custody. At 3 p. m. today the suspect had not been apprehended. The extended chase began short- ly after noon yesterday when the proprietor of a Mankato avenui shop sold a workshirt to a man with a several days' growth of beard While the man was asking where the Milwaukee railroad tracks were a newscast was heard from a radio in the shop during which a de- scription of the man wanted for the Faribault killing was announced. Leaves Store The shop owner told police that when the man heard the description being broadcast, he left the store without waiting for his change. She added that her customer bore a marked resemblance to the man described in the newscast. Police squad cars were dis- patched immediately io the vicinity of the shop and radio station KWNO AM and FM interrupted its regular broad- cast schedule at frequent in- tervals to announce the descrip- tion of the "25-year-old, 140- 150-pound man with overalls and a greasy work cap." From p. the shop owner notified police of the sus- picious purchaser the afternoon, residents here scrutinized virtually every overall-wearing man as a possible suspect in the city- wide hunt. Calls Come In The excitement was contagious.. It soon spread throughout the nona area and calls were received from Rollingstone, Lewiston, La- moille and' other nearby communi- ties telling of appearances of the man. Police, the sheriff and his deputies checked on each report. Winona taxicabs, buses and rail- Nationalists Blow Up Vast Areas in City Delay Red March To Allow Stand In Outer Edges By Fred Hampson Shanghai (IP) Communists marched into Shanghai today, and a roaring battle far worse than the siege developed. Retreating Nationalists, trying to fight their way back to Woosung and escape, were blowing up every- thing they could. At 9 p.m. the whole horizon to the north seemed i explode. Apparently the government sol- arrest of the slayer of Fred Morsch- diers, pulling back before the ad- mg. Morsching, 19, was slain In his car early Monday by a killer who .ater raped his victim's 17-year-old girl companion. The murder-rape was carried out in a nearby aban- doned quarry. vancing communists, blew up the fuel dumps, bombs and ammuni- tion installations at Kiangwan air- field. All the while cannonading shook the city as the reds smashed I with everything available at Woo- The rewani fund totaled The ast night after it was started by the Faribault Chamber of Com- merce. The fund will be placed in escrow for payment to any person ir persons giving Information lead ing to arrest and conviction of thi ugitive. John Simon, Rice county sheriff aid there were still no clues tc the man except a description given iy Morsching's girl companion. She old officers he was about five feet even inches tall and weighed jus ess than 150 pounds. He wore bib ype overalls and a light cap and hirt and had a several days growth of beard. in St. Paul the state crime bureau said prints from three fingers flav been taken from a half pint whisky bottle found near the slaying scene The fingerprints will be sent to Washington for identification and (were determined to make the Nat- ionalist escape corridor a bloody avenue if they can not close it. The reds, overrunning' the world's most populous country, road officers were instructed to be meanwhile can be used in checking on the alert for the man as the hunt intensified during the mid- afternoon hours. Several suspects were stopped for but each was Continued on Page 17, Column 1.) EXCITEMENT I on any suspects who might be pick- ed up, the bureau said. In St. Paul, the Minnesota crime bureau was studying a half pint whisky bottle found near the slay- ing scene for fingerprints. The girl told police her assails nt had offer- ed her a drink of liquor. flcing Berlin the western-minded city government, west these Victor Reuther Wounded By Blast Through Window The French point of view stealthy gunman, firing through a window, shot and wounded Victor Reuther of the C.I.O. United Auto Workers union at his home last night. Badly hurt, the 37-year-old unionist faces the possible loss of his right eyes, pierced by a shotgun pellet. gave communism its largest city by occupying almost all of Shanghai. Hold at Bridges Stubborn Nationalist rear guards held fast at bridges across Soo- chow creek. Red mortars smash- ed up the main city postoffice near the Szecbuan road bridge. Towering Broadway mansions, an apartment building where several Americans and British are trapped behind the Nationalist lines, was shaken up. Even in the old International settlement in the downtown area small arms fire crackled as the reds hunted down small groups of Nationalists still holed up in build- ings. phasized that the proposal or'men> apparently bent on wipe out international authority in the u.A.W.-CXO.'s Reu- the Ruhr, set up by six Western uner family. nations last year for the regulation and distribution of Ruhr products. Schuman contended the Allied con- for a second time within 13 months, police today sought a trol council had shown itself in- capable of maintaining co-opera don among the four powers an promoting German unity. At the conclusion of the foreig: ministers session yesterday, Bevin suggested that all four think ove Vishinsky's proposal again, but he with Aeheson and Schuman, in sisted they could not "go back" or the west German regime and plan The union's Reuther escaped death at the hands of a mysterious assailant the night of April 20 last year. That attack remains unsolved de- spite one of the most painstaking investigations in Detroit's police records. Walter called his brother's shoot- ing "another dastardly and un- American Later Walter charged that the attacks on himself and Victor were to include this area in Marshall plan aid. N. P. Davis Named Minister to Hungary Wasting-ton President Tru Lind said "Big Boy" wasn't getting nough to eat. "I feed my love aid W.-C. Knight, sightless since hildhood. "I feed him every day.' He just hadn't had time to fatten "Big Knight told police. "But I he added. "I'll feed sirloin steak." He said a friend gave him the who returned to Washington for trained year-old German Shepherc six weeks ago, and that he made szenty case. his living with the dog. A tin cup was still strapped to "Big Boy's" harness when police led him away. A court hearing was scheduled to- day for Knight. The Humane soc- iety officer said "Big Boy" would be in court for the judge to see. "This is the first seeing-eye dog I've ever had to take because of Lind said. British Spap Chief Sick at Minneapolis Wil- liam Leverhulme, governor of the world-wide British firm of Lever and hospitalized today because of bleeding, from the stomach. man today nominated Nathaniel F Davis as minister to Hungary where this country has had no rep resentation since the trial of Car dinal Mindszenty. The action set at rest reports that this government might not re store its legation in Hungary. Davis, now ambassador to Costa Rica, will succeed Selden Chapin "consultations" following the Mind In a letter to Chapin, released with today's announcement, Mr Truman said he expects to assign Chapin soon to "an Important dip' lomatic" post. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- and Thursday. Not much change in temperature. Low tonight 48, high. Thursday 70. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for. the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 65; minimum, 41; noon, j5; precipitation, .14; 'sun sets to- night' at sun rises tomorrow it Additional weather on Page 17. carried out by men who were "paid" to do it in a "campaign of terrorism." He said this was directed agains "pro-American and pro-democratii trade unionists." Blames Terrorists In a formal statement, issued a a. m. from the hospital wberi iis brother was confined, thi U.A.W.'s top man said: "I believe the same people who paid to have me shot paid to have ray brother, Victor, shot for the same reason. "They are people who are oppos ed to decent, clean American trade unionism. They could be die-hard elements among employers, or communists or fascist agents. "This is a campaign of terrorism intended to stop pro-American and iro-democratic trade unionists in heir effort to build a better Amer- ca and a free world. "These terrorist and un-American elements will not succeed..No cam- isign of terrorists will lessen .our determination. It will make us work and fight all the harder." Like his brother, Victor holds high office in the U.A.W. He is ihe union's edu- ational director. The assault on Victor was trangely similar to that on Walter. In each, the gunman crept to a window and fired a shotgun blast irougii a glass, then fled, witnesses aid, in a car. In bushes near the Victor Reuther ome police found a 12-gauge dou- le-barreled shotgun. Both barrels had been fired. Victor Reuther's shooting follow-] Victor Reuther ed by 72 hours the mysterious shot- gun slaying in neighboring Windsor Ont., of a rank and file member of the TJ.A.W. in Canada. Inspector Shot That victim, William D. Allen, 37, also was shot through a window of his home. Allen was an inspector at the Ford Motor Company, of Canada. Police, however, said they could establish no connection between Al- en's slaying and the attempt on Walter Reuther's life, nor any con nection with the Ford strike. Detroit Police Superintendent Ed- win Morgan took personal charge if the investigation into Victor Reuther's shooting. At the same time authorities took irecautions to protect a third teuther brother, Roy, a rj.A.W. international representative. A guard was, set up at Roy's home in suburban Birmingham. Juards also were reinforced at Walter's home, which has been watched by police since the attempt n his life. A fourth brother, Ted, is in busi- ness at Wheeling, W. Va., the origi- nal Reuther family home. j Obviously the Nationalist rear guard was buying time in last stand fights. They want the bullc of their comrades to deploy on the outer edges of the city for another fight or reach ships waiting in (tie Yangtze to take them south. The green clad reds came into the city from the west while most of the city was still asleep. What "ew Nationalists the reds encount- ered there threw down their arms or took to their heels. Bund Line Straight for the billion dollar iund built along the Whangpoo janks they headed. There they ran into trouble. The bridges were ilocked by machine guns. Snipers ipened up from building's. Riflemen in the Broadway man- ions across Soochow creek from ,he heart of Shanghai, kept the eds low. Nationalist soldiers barricaded at the garden bridge, Chapoo bridge and the Schechwan bridge held up other red bands. The bridges lead to the only arteries to Shanghai's mouth. The communists deployed into abandoned Nationalist fortifications on the Bund. They were forced from their advance positions by rifle, grenades and machineguri fire from the Garden bridge park and from the third floor of Broad- way mansions. When it became apparent the communists could not take the exposed targets without consider- able loss of life, they set up a harassing- fire. Bullets crackled up and down the famous Bund, in front of the Glen Line build- ng housing the American consulate, in front of the British consulate and across from the Russian con- sulate. Thousands Watch Thousands watched the fighting from high. buildings on the Bund. My wife, Margaret, who telephon- ed me play by play accounts of the fighting along the Bund from her vantage point in 'Broadway mansions, likely will have to spend the night there along with 25 other foreigners trapped by the fighting. American and British consulate employes were trapped in their buildings too. At one time during the morning 700 government soldiers in build- Ings south of Soochow creek felj- back to Chapoo road bridge on the double, piled into vehicles and roar- ed away. Sometimes it seemed Impossible so many troops could be hidden in the city with the communists all about. Mew Highway Worker Killed Biles, Forest county lighway worker was killed on the ob yesterday less than two hours after he reported for his first day of work. Wayne Sparks, 38, of Nashville, Wiis., was electrocuted when a cable on a hoist came la contact with a power line. Sparks and other workers were loading stumps near lere to a highway widening project-
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