Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1949, Winona, Minnesota THUNDERSHOWERS TONIGHT CANNON FALLS HAS SWIMMING POOL VOLUME 49, NO. 113 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 29, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Threat to Air Service Here Fought Senate Kills Hope For T-H Repeal By Max Hall officials, stunned by the Senate's approval of nntistrike injunctions, today resigned themselves to keeping the Taft- Hartley act for two more years. With Truman forces deep in gloom, the Senate tackled the rest of Senator Robert A. Taft's labor program after adopting his plan for "national emergency" strikes) in a hectic session yesterday. Thirty-two other Republicans and! 17 from the South j Taft in voting for his in- junction-seizure plan. Thirty-five The Alsops New Nation Being Born At Batavia Senators Capehart Ives Langer Morse (Ore.) and Thye Senator Humphrey (D.-Minn.) vot- ed against the plan, while Senators McCarthy and Wiley (R.) of Wisconsin both voted in favor of Senator Taft predicted a similar victory for the rest of his program, a very special sense, the explore- which is designed to keep the "es- tion of the Indies is a peculiar ex- sentials" of the Taft-Hartley act Income Tax Hike Blocked In Wisconsin Cent Increase Adowed on Cigarettes Madison, Wis. Republican By Stewart Alsop Batavia, Dutch East perience for the American travel- ler. A great new nation is coming to birth here, that will some day be one of the strong powers of the Orient. But the delivery is grimly difficult. And the American travel- ler is startled to find the United States playing the vital role of mid- wife at this new nation's birth. On the surface, it is curious that there should be any trouble here at all, for everyone appears to agree about what the new free, while making a number of changes In that law. rebellion against party leaders who wanted additional income taxes. By a 17-13 vote, the upper house a' passed and sent to the assembly yesterday a watered measure pro- viding for increased levies on smokes cent per pack on cigarettes and four mills to two cents on single cigars. G.O.P. leaders had wanted a 25 per cent surtax on personal incomes, plus a cigarette tax, in order to For the moment at least his op- ralse about in the next ponents, inside and outside years for welfare and educa- ress, weren't disputing the predic-ltional buildings and school aid. The bill passed yesterday would raise between and earmarked for welfare in- independent Indonesian nation ought to be like. The Dutch, to start with, have at last fully accepted Indonesia's right to freedom, partly in response to American diplomatic persuasion. The Dutch ask Only that the new Indonesia retain some tenuous con- nection with the Dutch monarchy; sign a trade agreement to protect Dutch economic interests here; and grant a Dutch naval base, probably at Sourabaya. They would also like to see their technicians and admin- istrators kept on, by invitation, to serve the new Indonesian govern- ment. ASK ANY INDONESIAN repub- lican what he wants and he will say he wants the same things as the Dutch. And this is even true of plants, or both. Senator Douglas (D.-H1.) said it appeared that "anti-labor forces" tion. Arthur Goldberg, .-jeneral counsel of the C.I.O., said in an interview: "We might as well face the feet that we have the Taft-Hartley act until after the 1950 elections." Crucial Decision He said the Senate's crucial de- cision on emergency injunctions ap- parently forecast adoption of the rest of the Taft bill. And he saicl that if Taft's ideas arc approved by the Senate and House, the bill 'would have to be vetoed." A veto, if upheld by Congress, would leave the present law intact. An A.F.L. spokesman said only Congressional Bloc Opposes Delay in Hearing on Merger Delay in the hearing scheduled in Washington, D. C., July 18 on the proposed merger of Mid-Continent Airlines and Park Air lanes today brought a solid -front of protests from Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota senators, as well as House members whose districts are involved, and from cities in several states, including Winona. If the hearing is delayed, it will mean postponement of airline carrier Washington Hoover service to the new Winona municipal airport as well as feeder line Hoover Flays Bid to Create Arms Chairman Man to Head Joint Chiefs Too Risky, He Testifies stitutions, new buildings and im- provements to old structures. Because of the cut in revenue, the senate also trimmed the school aid bill from to passed it and messaged it to the lower house. Third Measure Sliced ft third measure being sliced as a result of the cut in the tax propo- sal is the governor's building pro- jram bill. Originally this called for for new educational, wel- fare and board of health buildings. The senate had planned consider- that the Senate's action "is a set- ation of bm yesterday, but when back but not a defeat in our tax measure was trimmed, an said today it would be to the country" to create a ocair-l man for the joint chiefs of stnlfj of the armed services as proposed! by the Truman administraiion. j Such an office, the former Presi- dent declared, would "olace loo much power in any military of- ficer." Hoover testified Before the House armed services committee on legis- lation to amend the armed ser-' vices unification lav.- of 19-47. Gen- erally, the measure is aimed to give more power to the secretary of defense 'and iron out "bugs" in the two-year-old law. Herbert Hoover, right, talks with Chairman Carl Vinson (D.-Ga.) of the House armed services committee in Washington today before telling the group it would rbe "dangerous to the country" to create a chairman for the joint chiefs of staff of the armed services as pro- posed by the Truman administration. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) run drive to get the Taft-Kartley act repealed." He was not optimis- tic over Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic leader of -the Senate, ;old a reporter the outlook "doesn't look too bright" in view of what happened yesterday. He meant the 50-to-40 vote in fa- vor of the Taft plan to delay criti- by Taft-Hartley style in- Wagner Resigns U. S. Senate Post _ New and ailing Robert F. Wagner, labor in of Franklin JXoosevelt's New Deal, has given oTrtlrtcf. 4Q flfln fWY Taf t- tVifl liTi t.Vio TT" Q 'Ka no men who eat cheese" as their riv- als call them who dislike 'the Dutch a little less than they dis- like the predominant Javanese leadership of the republican move-lwere in control of the Senate and ment. This reporter asked the fed- would succeed in passing- such an pT-allst-, Ipftripr. Sultan Abdul -Hamirt "unwise" bill that "the issue Will amendment was drafted slashing the program to The bill then was laid over until today. The propped called for Backers have contended the pro posed revisions will permit savings of many millions of dollars, Senate passed the legislation Mav 26. Hoover endorsed the general pur- poses of the bill but strongly op- posed a section-which would, create a chairman for the joint chiefs of staff, Each of the armed services is represented on the joint chiefs by its chief of staff. Under the present arrangement, each is equal In the- ory and they try to reach their decisions by mutual agreement. The proposal to create a chair- man was advanced by the late Secretary of Defense Forresta! and tias the specific endorsement of President Truman., Under the plan, ihe chairman would act as chief military advisor to the President to almost in the post- war building fund from previous leg- islatures. It provides for the pub- lic welfare department, for the university, for teachers colleges, for depart- ment of public instruction institu- tions; for the board of mon good." health and for Stout Insti- eralist leader, Sultan Abdul Hamid n (an astonishingly handsome dan- dy who suggests an Asiatic version of Lord Mountbatten of Burma) why he was still opposing the Re- have to go to the people." Senator Morse (R.-Ore.) said yes- terday's action made the laoor f'lll so "unworkable and antilabor" publicans. After a moment's reflec-lthat any further efforts to improve tions, he replied with some would be "a waste of time. prise: "You know, I don't think we have any differences any more." The sad thing is that despite this universal accord, a good many Dutchmen are still due to die at the hands of the Indonesians and a good many Indonesians are likely to be killed by the Dutch, before there can be a final settlement. One reason is the guerrillas. All guerril- las are hard to control. Some are communists, who loathe the Re- (Continucd on Page 7, Column 3.) ALSOP WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Veto Predicted An influential Democratic Senate official told reporters privately he is positive in his own mind that the final measure smerging from Congress will be vetoed. Lucas today was seeking to dis- pose of the labor debate quickly. Overnight he tried to get unanimoi Senate agreement to vote by 2 p. n tomorrow on the "Taft substitute for the entire administration labt bill except the national emergenc provision. The loudest objection to an ear vote came frfom Senator Ives (R He told the Senate he ha a dozen amendments to the Ti substitute. And today he told a reporter h has "only just begun" his effort. Winona and vicinity get a better labor bill. cloudy tonight and Thursday, local thundershowers tonight and con- tinuing early Thursday Somewhat warmer. Low tonight 64, high Thursday 86. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 89: minimum, 82; noon, 86; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at (Additional 'Weather on Page 15) Features To Be Retained The Taft substitute would pri serve such Taft-Hartley features a these: The ban on closed shop contract that require all employes to be un ion members; the independence o the Federal Mediation service; th provision that employers don't hav to bargain with their foremen; tti ban on mass picketing, and th use of temporary injunctions in un fair labor practice Newport Sullivans Ordered To Clean Up Junk Pile Newport, R. I. Timmy Sullivan was under court order today to clean up his yard junk pile that offended socialite New- porters. The order was issued yester- day on petition of the wealthy Mrs. Peyton Van Rensselaer. Mrs. Van Rensselaer charg- ed that the monumental pile of Sullivan lumber, old glass, old crockery, old stoves, a dressmaker's dummy and bric- a-brac reduced the value of her mansion. The Van Rensselaer estate overlooks the little weatherbeat- en house Timmy bought in 1912, He lives with nis sistei', Julia, The court restrained Timmy from adding to the "length, width or height" of the wood- pile in his yard and directed him to clean up his cluttered lawn. The Sullivans claimed they eked out aliving by selling the material most of it second hand stuff. The Sullivan home is off a little winding lane in the heart of the summer colony, once the resort of American society in the lush days when tycoons built towering summer man- sions. In granting Mrs. Van Rens- selaer's petition for n. tempo- rary injuction, Superior Court Judge John E. Mullen turned down the Sullivans' petition to restrain Mrs. Van Rensselaer from coming in contact with them. Mrs. Van Rensselaer had tfs-- tified she offered the Sullivans a trip to Florida if they would clean up "the eyesore" to New- port society. The offer didn't appeal to the testify- ing that it was a summer trip when things are at their best in Newport. The 'amendment provides about for the public welfare de- partment, including the six million (Continued on Page 4, Column 4.) INCOME TAX More Hot, Humid Weather Forecast up Senate seat he held for nearly 23 years. The 72-year-old Democrat resigned yesterday. "My turn has come to said the author of the Wagner labor relations law :and many other New Deal measures. Wagner said the "battle for man rights is never ended" and that he had confidence a "new genera- tion will exercise power for the com- More hot and was the forecast Chicago humid weather today for areas from the Rocky mountains to the Middle Atlantic states. Some rain fell in the hot belt during the night, but there was His only regret; I cannot remain in the front Wagner's resignation paved the way for Republican Governor Tho- mas E. Dewey to appoint an in ;erim successor -to serve until the November elections. Then, the peo- ple will choose to com- plete Wagner's fourth term which expires January 3, 1951, Dewey was expected to make an appointment shortly. The appointee presumably will be the G.OP. can- iidate in the fall election against the Democratic candidate, who is expected to be... former Governor Herbert H. Lehntan, Dewey has been rumored inter- ested in the Senate, possibly as a springboard to another -chance at the White House. Speculation over the former presidential nominee's political future has centered more recently, however, on a third term as governor. The German-born Wagner was elected to the Senate in 1926 over the Republican incumbent, James J. Wadsworth, Jr.', now a member no rain in the parched Northeastern of the House. Wagner was re-elect- states where crops have suffered ed in 1932, 1938 and 1944. He has been ailing for more, than two years and answered his last Senate roll call May 27, 1943V He reportedly is suffering from a circu- latory ailment which causes am- nesia when he has under pressure. damage from lack of moisture. However, temperatures dropped over the New England states, New York and along the Atlantic coast yesterday. Cool weather also was reporte along the Pacific coast, but th mercury hit into the 90's over th Northern plains, the South an southwest and much of the Middl West. Similar readings were ex pected today. Light rain fell from the Ohi ralley eastward to western Fenn iylvania and the Middle and South Atlantic states. .There, also wer widely scattered thundershowers the Central plains, the Northern Rockies and the Pacific northwest fall of 2.84 inches was reporter at Lynchburg, Va., last night Downpours measuring nearly two nches hit Terre Haute and Fort Wayne, Ind. Speedboat Pilot Accused of Hitting Swimmers Located Placerville, speed oat which cut off a young gir swimmers legs at Lake Tahoe Mon- ay violated the California safety ode, District Attorney Henry Lyon eclared today. The victim, 13-year-old. Imogene 'ittsche of Boseville, 'was to a rrave condition in a Reno hospi- tal. She did not know that both er legs had been amputated be- w the knees. Phil Davis, wealthy Oakland imobile dealer, was named by ficers as pilot of'the boat. The istrict attorney, said Davis would e charged with operating a boat arelessly around swimmers.. Davis said he was d." when told of the accident Seattle-Twin Cities Flight 4'2 Hours In Stralocruiser Airlines' new Boeing Stratocruiser finished a Seattle-Minneapolis flight in four hours and 45 in NWA history Tuesday. The time was two hours and 55 minutes fast- and the secretary of dsferise. Fergus Falls Ouf-Pafienf St. Paul out-patient mental health clinic planned for Fergus Falls state hospital will be set up as soon as the medical per- sonnel can be obtained. Carl Jackson, state director of Lewis Seeks Way to Limit Miner's Week White Sulphur Springs, W. Va L. Lewis' proposal to keep his soft coal miners working in return for a three-day limit on the work week was reported up for further consideration here today. Operators of bituminous mines in the northern and was tern sections of the nation, to whom Lewis made the proposal, rejected It yesterday. They said they feared i: would lay them open to prosecution under the anti-trust laws. But Lewis apparently was unwil- ling to accept the operators' refus- al as a final answer. His position is reported to be ihat soma way to work out a limitation of the work week must be found. Attorneys for the United Mine Workers argue that ;t can be done without violating the law. Some operators speculated that Lewis' might enforce his three-day week by simply withholding the services .of his miners except for those three days. He can -do so under a clause in the present con- tract which says the miners must work only when they are "able and willing1." Lewis' proposal to the operators was this: He would order-his min- ers to continue Work after their ends July the 'act that their contract expires to- the operators would agree to the three-day work week limitation. The proposal was intended as stop-gap arrangement while negotia- tions for a new pact were still in progress. Ordinarily, the'miners do not work without a contract. The operators, after Week-end conferences, turned the proposal down in a two-hour conference yes- institutions, made the announce-1 terday. A lid of secrecy was clamp- ment last night after a meeting of committees made up of hospital superintendents, business mana- gers and personnel of the division of public institutions. i Jackson said the clinic would be the best previous schedule put in operation as sooa as a psy. for the run. The 55 passengers were given a glimpse into the future of flight, in which planes with sealed and pres- surized cabins will carry traffic over all but the highest-riding storms. It was homecoming for 50 NWAJ employes, members of the by J. F. Woodhead. For months the man- ner of, technicians and engineers are been standing by at the plant of Boeing Aircraft Company, guiding the design of the ship into channels which will fit it smoothly -Into NWA's pattern of domestic and overseas operation. Now they must tell what they have learned to hundreds of other ;Continaed on Page 9, Column 7.) chiatrist, clinical psychologist, psy- chiatric social worker and a psy- chiatric nurse are obtained. ed on the session, bat there were indications that Lewis may have given the operator conferees some' thing more to think about. Also up for resumption today were talks between the union and Harry M. Moses, who represents the TJ. S. Steel Corporation. A meet- ing scheduled for yesterday was postponed. service to more than a score of cities in Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, Wis- consin Minnesota. Joseph J. O'Connell, Civil Aero- nautics board chairman today stated the board expects to" act within, a few days on motions to reopen cases which resulted in route awards to Parks Air Lines. Senators Join Protest These motions brought a post- ponement of the CAB's scheduled July 18 hearing on Mid-Continent Airlines proposal to absorb Parks. If the board denies the motions, the merger plan might quickly be rein- stated for hearing. Otherwise, it might not be heard for months. Senators Hubert Humphrey and Edward J. Thye and Congressman August Andresen of Minnesota, Sen- ators Gillette and Hickenlooper, of 'owa, Gurney, South Da- rota and Representatives Gross, Hoeven, Dolliver and Talle, Iowa and Lovre, South Dakota, filed objec- ions with O'Connell. Similar letters have also been sent y the Winona Association of Com- merce and the city's airport com- mittee. If the application of the Mid-Con- inent system is approved, it will ake over the certificated routes .f the Parks Air Lines which in- lude Winona, La Crosse and other ities on the Chicago-Twin Cities un. Transcontinental air lines are rasing the merger. Although Parks had been certifi- ated to give service to the com- munities involved, operations never segan because of financial difficul- les. The Mid-Continent system then ffered to take over the Parks routes s a wholly owned subsidiary. J. W. of the Mid- Continent system, has said that if the application is approved, Winona 'ill get air line ssrvice within 60 to 90 days. Northwest which has been asked by the city .to provide Winona with service, has indicated that it was not interested in doing so as long as Parks already is certi- ficated to operate here. Only yesterday Senator Mundt, re- calling that the area had been de- nied "efficient" air service for years, wired O'Connell: "It would be tragic now when at long last suitable arrangements have been completed for Mid-Continent and Parks to provide this service if legal technicalities or selfish aspira- tions of major air lines should again bring about unconscionable delays." Mid-Continent now flies routes (Continued on Page 15, Column 3.) AIR STKIP U. S. Tax Income to Hit Five-Year Low for 1948 By Charles Molony Washington The the 1948 income tax cut and the recent economic downturn, will hit five-year low for the 12-month period ending tomorrow. When returns are in for the 1949 ment's income, dragged down by fiscal year, revenue receipts will passing the previous year in each fall about a billion a little the 000 forecast by the <vdministration The excise tax collections follow- ed the general business trend, sur- .month until the Noveinoer-Decem- ber period of 1948. Since then, they've been trailing last January, government experts behind the previous year by a small said today. Not.since fiscal 1944 has the gov- ernment's income dropped below and not since the war ended has an administration reve- nue estimate been thrown short of the mark by a dip in the nation's economy. A drop in collection cf personal income taxes, resulting from the tax-cut voted in the spring of 1948, was the chief cause of the govern- ment's income decline. Another factor was worker lay- offs in the recently weakened labor market, reflected in decreasing re- ceipts from withholding taxes. While returns were not yet in for This Stratocrnlser of Northwest) Airlines set a record yesterday in flying from Seattle to Minneapolis in four hours, 46 minutes. It is shown after 1'andingjiti Minneapolis. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republi- "can-Herald.) the final week of the fiscal year, it appeared withholding receipts would fall about five per cent under administration estimates, account- ing for half the difference between the estimated in- come and actual income. Compared with fiscal 1948, when higher tax rates were in effect most of the year, current withholding rates appeared to be off about Against this, the excise or sales taxes collected by the federal gov- ernment were running slightly above last difference is about only moder- j the January estimate. Corporation income taxes were rolling in at a record peacetime only because corporations are paying tax on income for-boom- time 1S48 instead of for'the. current, year, as individuals ire. this month may reverse that trend since up to this week collections were holding slightly above June of last year. In all, the government apparently stands to collect some 000 'from excise taxes this year, with a breakdown showing that some, items produced more taxes, some less, than in 1948. Off some from a year ago were furs, jewelry and liquor, die latter a major item since it brings in well over of revenue annually at present rates. Against this, however, there were many items making strong show- ings including the tobacco tax, which yields over in revenue annually and the cosmetics tax, although on a much smaller scale. Other excise levies 'bringing in greater returns than a year ago were the manufacturers' tax on au- tos, from which the government will pick up over as auto sales set a new record and the gasoline tax, which will provide around in revenue. Stillwater Highway Project Delayed StiUwater, Twin Cities .building strike has spread to a project in this area. Men em- ployed on a, project linking high- ways S5 and 96, north of Stillwater, have been called off the job. Most of, them, were carpenters and ce- rhent workers.