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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1949, Winona, Minnesota LOCAL THUNDERSHOWERS READ-DIGK.TRACY BACK PAGE DAILY VOLUME 49, NO. 88 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 31, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES U.S. Holiday Death Toll Hits 413 General Lucius D. Cloy, center, shakes hands with General Omar Bradley, left, Army chief of staff, he leaves his quarters at Fort Myer near Washington this morning on retirement from the Army. Mrs. Clay Is at the right. (AJP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) The Alsops Reds Face Trouble In China By Stewart Alsop Canton, the present sit- uation in China, it Is first impor- tant, to realize that the National government's resistance to the any extended hospital treatment. communists is virtually at an end Second, however, it is also impor- tant to realize that In this semi-feudal country, major local centers of resistance to the com- munists will survive long after the last plump Kuomintang official has skedaddled for his life. The geographical location oi these local resistance centers is of the utmost strategic interest to the United States. First, of course, is the Island stronghold which Gen- eralissimo Chiang Kai-shek has al ready prepared for himself on For mosa. AS HAS BEEN previously point ed out. in this space, it is vital to safeguard Formosa, the key to our own Japan-Okinawa- Philippines defense line in the Pa- cific. Then besides Formosa, the other Chinese resistance centers may be catalogued as follows: 1. Kwangsi Province lies west of Death Takes a Holiday State of Siege Declared in Bolivian Strike Two American Engineers Killed In Uprisings La. Paz, govern ment declared a state of sieg throughout Bolivia last night striking mine workers seized mor hostages and the walkout spread hrough the tin producing area. Two more mines and a railroac were reported closed in the strife orn Catavia area high in the Andes where at least 27 includinf wo American engineers, were killec n bloody weekend rioting. Acting President Mamerto lagoitia, who had said earlier the strike was aimed at overthrow of government, announced the im- j position of a state of siege. He said the step was decided on with cabinet approval as a result of the "revolutionary acts" by miners at Catavia. The country had been in. a state of siege from May 1 to 20 as a result of political disturbances after the May 1 congressional elections in Which the government party lost some ground to rightist groups. An interior ministry communique said American Engineers T. J. H O'Connor of Pasadena, Calif., and Albert Krefting of Seattle, Wash., Only Few Mishaps Reported in Area While nation-wide the .holiday-toll fatalities continued to mount to a near-record high, authorities here today took account of one of the safest Memorial day weekends in recent years. Highways and streets throughout the Winona area were death-free throughout the long weekend and. a preliminary, survey this morning revealed that only three persons injured lir "traffic mishaps required Most seriously Injured was 35- year-old Charles Steinke who Is still confined in the Winona Gen- eral hospital for treatment of in- juries suffered when the bicycle in which he was riding crashed into a gasoline transport at the junction of highways 14 and 61 at p. m. Saturday. The condition of the youth, who suffered severe leg- and head injuries in the accident, was reported to be improved today and examinations are be- in? made to determine the ex- act nature of his injuries. The driver of the truck, J. C. Reister. 4070 Ninth street, Good- view, told police that he noticed .he youth riding along highway 61 but lost sight of him when his rfsion was obstructed by a parked ruck at the junction. Charles, the son of Mr. and Mrs. West Sanborn street, who is em- ployed in the Public Health Nurse's! office in the city building, passed1 by the accident scene at the junc- tion of highways 14 and 61 soon' after the mishap occurred and no- ticed the injured boy lying on the road. He was bleeding profusely from a leg wound and Miss Hauenstein ap- plied pressure to an artery to stop flow of blood until the youth could be taken to the Winona Gen- eral hospital in a police ambulance. She accompanied the boy to the hospital in the ambulance. The accident was one of seven reported to police during the week- end when four other persons were admited to the hospital for first the University of Minnesota, aid treatment of minor injuries suf- fered in traffic mishaps. Outside the city, meanwhile, only one serious traffic accident was I. JiwangSl Province JIBS west 01 rpnnrtpri tn ir thp W1 Canton astride the Steinke, Lake boulevard, to authorities in the Wi- raltoad. was thrown from his bicycle the domain of acting President lmPact was taken to the! The ou'y mishaP oc- Tsung-jen and his partner, thejhosPltaJ in a police ambulance. able General Pai Chung-hsi.l Quick action by a Winona public Thence Li and Pai sallied forth, with a huge armed retinue, to camp in Nanking until they had per- suaded Chiang Kai-shek to declare war on Japan. Thence Pai led the into the side of a truck early Sa health nurse today was credited with possibly saving, the life of Charles Steinke, youthful bicycle rider who was injured seriously when he rode Kwangsi armies into the national struggle. And thence Li and Pai have now returned. Pal has al- ready moved his main headquar- ters back to the province. It Is rugged country. The troops are good fighters. The people are loyal to their leaders. This will be a hard nut for the communists to crack. 2. The province of Yunnan, which has the great wartime air force base of Kunming for its capital, is strategically the most important area of the Chinese mainland. It shares borders with, and com mands the Chinese approaches In to, both Indo-China and Burma. I Yunnan falls into communist hands the Chinese communists can link up with their" Indo-Chinese and Bur man brethren. NO CHINESE province is more (Continued on Page 4, Column 7.) ALSOP WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and continued mild tonight and Wednesday with local thunder- showers. Low tonight 62, high Wed- nesday 84.' LOCAL WEATHER Official' observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 78; minimum, 47; noon, 76; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 34 hours ending at 12 m. Monday: Maximum. 84; minimum, 60; noon, 82; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 88; minimum, 64; noon, 84; precipitation, ,11; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at 4.: 27. Additional weather on page 18. urday afternoon. Miss Margaret Hauenstein, 323 curred near Wabasha Sunday night and resulted in injury to four persons. Binz, left, chats with Secretary of Labor Tobin at College of Saint Teresa commencement exercises this morning. Republican-Herald photo eresans Receive R< nrt Diplomas, Hear Tobin In Winona's glorious spring sunshine the 111' graduates of the ollege of Saint Teresa paraded, hi caps and gowns, from Lourdes hall o the auditorium to receive their degrees in the college's 36th com- jnencement convocation this morning; In the procession, also capped and gowned, was Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin, and in purple cassock, His Excellency, the Most Rev. Albert were dead when Bolivian troops reached the hostages Sunday. At least two Bolivian mine officials also were killed. The government also charged that communist elements were involved in the outbreaks. Krefting at one time was em- ployed by the Homestafce mine at Lead, S. D., after graduation from Floyd W. Erickson of Cyrus, Minn., who had been reported kill- ed, was injured. He was, a Univer- sity of Minnesota graduate. His Mother, Roland Erickson, is a min ing engineer at Coleraine, Minn, H. T. Peterson, Biwabik, Minn who had been missing since the up rising began, was located Monda in a nearby city, the American em toss Reject West's Plan :or Germany By Joseph E. Dyiian Paris The three Western power foreign ministers held an unannounced meeting this morning to consider how to meet Russia's rejection of their plan for a po- litical union of east and west Ger- and relatives from all over the United States to watch the ceremony. Secretary Tobin. gave the commencement address, and the bishop gave out the. diplomas. He talked of tbe part the stu- dents could play in the great social froups of labor oil the farm and in Industry. He told them that the many. Two Wabasha youths are still bassy at La Paz advised Peterson confined in the St. Elizabeth's hos- wife at Biwabik. The embassy sai pital at Wabasha and two oompan- Peterson was unharmed. ions were injured less seriously (Continued on Page 3, Column 5.) ACCIDENTS Another member of the staff a the strike-torn mines was T. R Woods-Smith, Vancouyer, B. C., former Minneapolis resident. R{ publican-Herald photo The Driver Suffered minor injuries while two passengers escaped unhurt when the car shown above skidded off the road and overturned near Rollingstone early this morning. Treated at the Winona General hospital for a wrenched shoulder and arm bruises was Frank L. Chapman of Altura who told Sheriff George Fort that he lost control of the car at a turn on the road leading from highway 61 to Rollingstone. The car rolled over two times before coming to .rest in the roadside ditch and narrowly missed striking a telephone pole during its plunge. Mrs. Chapman and a second passenger, Herman Grant of Whitman Dam, were uninjured in the Mishap which occurred at about 3 a. m. today. better co-operation between thes? abor groups. Fine Impression Earlier, Mr. Tobin had comment- ed on the very fine Impression he received of Winona. "I was delighted to accept the in- 'itation to speak he said. "To see such an institution as Saint Teresa's shows ,the great courage of the, founding, sisters. They have planned and built well." Commencement day exercises be- gan at this morning with pon- tifical high mass celebrated by suited Moscow telephone last Bishop Binz In, the Chapel of St. the meeting was being held. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin and French Foreign Minis- ter Robert Schuman were accom- panied by their top advisers. The Western ministers ably want to decide well in vance what to do next if the four- power talks collapse. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky was reported by sources close to his delegation to have con- Leo Binz, D.D., coadjutor bishop of the diocese of Winona. Yellow gowned "sentries" marked the way. In the auditorium, where friends Lilienthal, Hickenlooper Gap By Oliver W. De Wolf gap be tween'David E. Lilienthal and his No. 1 congressional critic. Senator Hickenlooper spread to a chasm today as the Atomic Energy commission chieftain ac TEXT OF ADDRESS A partial text of the College of Saint Teresa commencement address by Secretary of Labor Tobin appears on page 5. principles they had learned at Saint Official British sources reported Teresa could be interpreted towards night on the terms of the speech he is planning for today. Earlier, authoritative sources said the West would seek to salvage some form of economic unity for ferred by Bishop Binz. Germany from the conference. The West lowered its sights, aim- ing at some sort of economic ar- about as much as could be expect- Mary of the Angels. This was followed by the parade to th'e' auditorium where the degrees ind scholarship awards were con- cused the senator of "smear" anc "un-American" tactics. Hickenlooper promptly retorted that the charges he has brough against -Xffieathal-'s '-'competency are not to be out by news paper and self-praise er self-serving declarations, but mus be examined in an orderly way.' He said he saw no need for "his- trionics .or theatrics." The Senate-House atomic energy committee, of which Hickenlooper is former chairman, already has launched an inquiry into the charges. Both Hickenlooper and Lilienthal have called for a full public exploration of the facts. The committee arranged a closed door meeting to hear Hicken- looper's demand that he be per- mitted to confront Lilienthal with what he says is proof of "incred- ible mismanagement." Meanwhile, Senator Taft (R.- Senate Republican policy leader, disclosed- that he has told Hickenlooper "that I will support his stand." Voted Against Lilienthal He said he voted against Lilien- thal's confirmation as AEC head 11 Perish in ,14 In Wisconsin National Fatalities Exceed Estimate Of Safety Council By The Associated Frew At least 413 persons were killed in accidents over the three-day Memorial day weekend, traditional opening of the summer resort and travel season. Of tbe total deaths Minnesota accounted for 11, Wis- consin has 14 holiday fatalities. The score: 253 killed in traffic crashes. 87 .73 deaths in fires, falls, air- plane mishaps and other acci- dents. The period surveyed WES from t m. In all time zones Friday until ast midnight. The toll on the trith some automobiles over the .extended holiday period- exceeded the estimate of 215 death! by the national safety council. Sun- ny skies lured millions to outings in the first long weekend of the ipring season. This year's accidental death toll compared to an unofficial 404 over the three-day 1948 Memorial 'day holiday and to 504 violent deaths in a similar period in 1947. The count was 292. California's 47 violent deaths led the nation. Illinois ranked second with 36 fatalities, while Ohio wai third with 26. Four Drown In State Four of the Minnesota victimi drowned, five were traffic fatalities, and two others died in miscellane- ous accidents. The dead: Walter Creeling, Rockford, Minn, tilled, in an auto collision .near Rockford, Minn Two others wen critically injured. Mrs. Joseph Beck, Minneapolis, killed -in a. .car-truck collision near Miesvffle, Minn. Oust Eklund, Minneapolis, killed when a trailer on his car threw its machine out of control Into a telephone pole. Carl Franzen, 66, Onamia, Wis, killed Monday as he crossed high- way 169 at- a point six miles north of Milaca. He was struck by an automobile. Edward W. Nordstrom, 34, and Rmil Langlee, 44, Duluth, who drowned while on Armstrong ake near Ely. Richard Wemple, 31, Evanston, 11., a salesman who drowned in Roberts lake near Faribault. His three companions were saved. David Liebig, 34. Fargo, N. D., near Detroit Lakes, after fc-cpWsion of two boats. two years ago because "I didn'tsaved-. Honor Awards Honor awards, based on excellent academic record and participation rangement with the Russians to in extracurricular activities, are as guarantee transport and communi- follows: itions between the East and West. The Bishop Kelly scholarships Western sources said this was were; awarded to Miss Mary.Pulver- lection of the West's blueprint fo unifying- the former Reich unde the Bonn constitution. Vishinsky yesterday sarcastically opposed the Western proposal in ts entirety with sweeping condern nation. In Vishinsky's atack, the Krem in was giving its first official the Western proposal submittet aturday for the extension of the Bonn constitution to the eastern tates of Germany under the four power occupation statute. In brief, the Soviet answer mean here was no hope of putting Ger many under, one government, ai east in the foreseeable future. Tbe Western powers thus plan- ned to devote their attention to tfie economic side. They are expected a few days to come up with ome definite plan along this line, in of order to achieve some degree economic unification. Specifically, the Western sources nvisage creation of four-power ommitfces to handle East-West re- ijitions In- trade, transport and cur- acy fields; The Soviets, whose one was- considerably, hurt by the Western counter-Mockade, presum. bly would be willing to listen to Us. type of project. n ix Dead in Blast Borne Six workmen were tilled and five were Injured in. an tplosion and fire in a paper factory, ssterday at Merate, near Como, spatches .from there reported to- -Y i macher, junior, Pittsvffle, first, ed on the heels of the Soviet's re- and Sister Mary Olga, O.S.F., Ro- chester, Minn., second. "The House of (Liberal Dorothy Behnisch, Bernice Bunnell, Helen Chatterton, Eugenia Colbert, Ella Connelly, Glenna Ger- vais, Mary Holland, Eileen Literski, Priscilla Rockweiler, Janice Tuma, Dolores Wahl and Dorothy Wil- iams. "The Morning (Combined Liberal Arts and Nursing Kathleen Mongoven. "The Seven (In the order of their academic Priscilla Rockweiler, Eileen Literski, Dorothy Verkuilen, Kathleen Mon- toven, Elizabeth McKeown, Jean Habiger and Bernice Bunnell. Modern Challenge In a baccalaureate sermon at the college Sunday, the Right Rev. think he was the right man for the job and I don't think so now." The Federation of American Scientists, which includes many of the men who helped develop the atomic bomb, lined up in Lilien- thal's corner. The federation's five-man administrative committee said in a joint statement: "We'have come to the unani- mous conclusion that from the evidence so far presented, not one of the present attacks on the management of the Atomic Energy commission is well founded." The latest words between the two antagonists started with a series of statements made by Lil- ienthal to three newsmen yester- day in his office. Referring- occasionally to a sheaf, of penciled notes which he hac Three others were rescued. Harry N. Bengston, 34, Madison, iilnn., who drowned while fishing n Lake Mary near Alexandria, Minn. As in two other of the lake ccidents, his three companions were A hunting accident brought death to five-year-old John C. Beckstrom near Moorhead, Minn. At Appleton, Minn., Mrs. Milton Telson, 37, collapses and died while marching in the Memorial day mrade in that city. Fanner Killed By Train Wisconsin's deaths included Wil- i-liam 75'a retired prepared, Lilienthal 'tore Hickenlooper's charges as into "cal culated to arouse fear, uneasiness fright, and ultimately panic." The gravity of the' charges, he continued, is such as to mine .the confidence of this coun- try and the people'of western Eu- rope in the principal security en- icrprise of this country." Will Get Work Done He also said some people, whom le did not. identify, believe the inquiry will "break my health.'1 Then be added that the AEC will jet Its work done "and my health will take care of itself." Hickenlooper has asked that Lil- Sbchester, told Teresans that ob- Igations facing Catholic college jraduates today are much like hose met by the early Christians. '.Ton again miut< be the modern ambassadors of the King- of heaven. and earth, because oar Is as- ignorant of Him as was the age when the Christians-first announced this Iflonsljnor 0'- Day said. He asserted-there. has been i blackout Y. regarding the develop- ment and t purpose of the higher tature of man, and" Insisted that this chaotic- condition must be righted. He pointed out to the. graduates lat their Catholic college, educa- Continued on'pafe 3, Column-7.) TEBESANS "incredible mismanagement." He has said further that numerous persons'of strong communist lean- ings 'have been permitted to work oh'atomic secrets.......... Lilienthal said the latter state- ment has "cast a cloud" on atomic workers. Commented Hickenlooper: "No- one has injected criticism of the scientists into this program. That is a Lilienthal injection. This is a matter eplng: to. the competency of Mr.' Lillenthal's poncles.'- Imer instantly yesterday when a Milwau- kee road pasenger train struck him and his wife on a trestle over the Wisconsin river. His wife, Melissa, 69, was injured seriously. The acci- dent occurred in Iowa county a mile and a half west of Lone Rock. The couple was fishing from the trestle. Mrs. Clifford Sippi, 50, of Jim Falls in Chippewa county, Wis., was killed and six other persons were injured yesterday in a head-on collision near Chippewa Falls. The complete list of Wisconsin dead: Traffic Burton Hart, 75, Cazenovia; Mrs Clifford Sippe, 50, Jim Falls; Mike Kuvek, 67, route 2, Kenosha; Ralph Berg- lund, 27, Milwaukee; Anthony Ka- vecki, 27, Carrollville; Mrs. Chris- tinia Volz, 80, Milwaukee, and La Verne 'Reinecke, 27, Merrhnac. Drowning Margaret Trick, 34, Waukesha; Gerald Den- essen, 18, Green Bay; Robert Het- zel, 22, St. Cloud, Minn.; August Thrun, 40, Granton; Kenneth Wel- neburg, 6, Watertown; Robert Bums, 28, Milwaukee. Novak, 73, Milwaukee Drown on River When -Boat Capsizes Green Island, Iowa Six lersons drowned in a hdiday outing ragedy on tbe Mississippi river here Sunday. Four of the victims were children. A flat-bottomed boat in which a tarty of nine persons were fishing: went down at the bow and capsized. Dead were 'Harlan Keeney; 30, ed an AEC scientific research fel- the Argonne atomic laboratory at Chicago. Hickenlooper's demand for Lil- Davenport, his son, (tele, ienthaTs ouster followed disclosures' nine; Mrs.; Mabel Christ, 30, Daven- that a communist' had been award- port; and Ronald Keeney, 13; Milton Zeeney, ten, and Donald Keeney, lowship, and -that a small amount eight, sons of tfr, and Mrs. Raymond of uranmntfZSS; had been lost from Keeney of Andrew, Iowa. Three were rescued, including Earlan Keeney's wife and father.