Winona Republican Herald, July 6, 1949

Winona Republican Herald

July 06, 1949

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1949, Winona, Minnesota THUNDERSHOWERS TONIGHT VOLUME 49, NO. 118 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 6, 1949 Just Around the Bend FMlE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Steamboat Days Program Set; Host of Attractions Assured Steamboat fiesta of the old Mississippi river are just around the bend. I Final preparations for the four-: day civic celebration which this year! will be tied in with the Minnesota) Territorial Centennial, were com- pleted at a meeting of the steering! committee at the Association of! Commerce offices this morning. The event this year will cost up- wards of and is being financed by the businessmen and manufac- j turers of the city and the sale Steamboat Days buttons. Buttons j will admit wearers to all of the events and are now on sale by Junior Chamber of Commerce mem- bers and in many downtown loca- tions. Buy a Button "Wear a a Steamboat. Days said General Chair- man William Bailey today. "The event was a great success last year and this year's program is even bet- ter. We expect thousands of visitors I and we want every citizen of nona to generate some enthusiasm I for what is going to be one of the' year's biggest celebrations." j Here are a few of the highlights of this year's Steamboat Centennial: Gigantic street parade includ- ing gaily decorated floats and ten bands. Spectacular fireworks display. Queen contest and coronation winner to represent this city at the Minneapolis Aquatennial. Vaudeville and dancing acts from a riverside stage in Levee park. Water skiing acrobatics by one ot the crack swim teams in the nation. High diving exhibitions. Motor boat racing with S400 in prize money. A concert by the VV'inona JULY J4-I7. p. m.. a repetition of the acts at p. m. and the Queen Corona-! tion ball at the armory. Present will be Lee Jaensen of Queen of the Lakes. Admission toj the ball will be by Steamboat Days button only. The midway will be open until 1 a. m. Rig Street Parade Saturday at noon veteran river- men from all parts of the Upper Mississippi will be feted at a dinner at the Hotel Winona. The street parade of ten bands, 30 floats and comic entries will move through the business section at 2 p. m. and at 3 p, m. the vaudeville acts will be presented at Levee park. The stage, erected on a river barge, will in- i elude outdoor scenery and special lighting. Another band concert is scheduled for 7 p. m. Saturday followed by the free acts and midway attractions. Wear a Button Be a Steamboat Days Booster 132 Dead in Long Summer Heat .Wave Northeast U.S. Still in Grip Of Big Drought By The Associated Press A toll of at least 132 deaths was counted today in the longest heat wave, so far this summer. No immediate break in the torrid temperatures was in sight, although thundershowers cooled scattered sec- jtions of the hot belt temporarily yesterday and last night. In addition to deaths induced by the heat, seven were known dead and five missing from a sudden, violent squall that raked the New York metropolitan area yesterday. The storm knifed across Long Island and capsized hundreds Council's Stern Attitude' On Beer Permits Melts Civic chorus dressed in historical costumes. A hole-in-one contest open to all golfers in Southeastern Min- nesota, Western Wisconsin and Northeastern Iowa. Band concerts and a carnival midway on Main street. Rivermen's homecoming ban- quet. Public inspection trips through the Dredge William A. Thomp- son and the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore which will be moored at the levee. The program will open Thursday, motors only will open the Sunday program at the levee at p. m. j The aquabats, being brought to Wi- jnona from Florida, will perform at p. m. followed by the high div- jing exhibitions at p. m. A band i concert will be presented at p. m., the free acts at p. m. and the fireworks, set off from Latsch island at 9-30 p m Chicago area, coroner's office esti. Throughout of deaths from Sunday there will be speedboat aggravaved by Indi- at the levee and on Saturday andjana two' Iowa six; Maryland three; The estimated dead due to the heat included heat prostrations and heart attacks attributed to the heat. Deaths by States The deaths of this nature by states included: Illinois 54 (including 50 Sunday from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. the Thompson and Sycamore will be open for escorted tours. The 'hole-in-one contest will be held Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Westfield jJuly 14, with a band concert at the course and this event is expected to I Levee park stage followed by the draw a large entry list. i concert by the Civic chorus. Queen In connection with til contestants will then be celebration and the Territorial The vaudeville acts at p. m. Centennial, The Republican-Herald will open the Friday program which will issue a special editrdn Tuesday, will include a band concert at July 12. The Alsops Monetary Crisis Critical By Joseph Alsop are in the midst of an exceedingly grave monetary crisis, without anyone having noticed it very much. The cause Is the business recession in the I TJaited States, which has led Amer-j leans to reduce their purchases of British goods. This, in turn, has brutally in- terrupted the remarkable progress the British were making with Mar- shall aid. They have had to start again drawing on their national nest egg of dollars and gold, in order to pay their bills to us. Bri-) in sweltering Manhattan, three tain's nest egg has now dropped gentlemen from Minnesota made below the billion minimum that j Joe Di Magglo look like small time is considered absolutely essential I in the autographing league as they started out Tuesday to put their British Buying Ban Put on Dollar Areas By Hal Cooper Stafford Crlpps today banned further commit- ments for purchases in the dollar area except where, "urgent national Interest" is proved. He reported the sterling area's reserves are down'to after dropping radically in the last six he said Britain has :'not the slightest intention of devaluing the pound." Existing contracts for dollar-area purchases will stay in force, Cripps told the House of Commons, but the treasury will permit further spend- ing only "where a clear case of ur- King, Holm Schmahl Busy Signing Bonds New a downtown office signatures on 84 million dollars of veterans' bonus bonds. to maintain sterling as a world currency. And thus the British are in the position of bankers whose cash in hand is getting per-1 Working in shirt sleeves as the ilously low, while withdrawals con- best substitute for air condition- tinue. These significant but dry-as-dust facts have produced more tense conferring, anfi more anxious ex- ing, the men, Minnesota State Sec- retary Mike Holm, Treasurer Ju- lius Schmahl and State Auditor Stafford King, began the "seven or changing of top-secret cables, day project" Tuesday morn- has been seen since the great in the offices of the Signature ropean crisis that forced the Presi- dent to ask for the special Euro- pean interim aid bill in November, 1947. The danger, in fact, is wholly genuine and very great. If the British go on the monetary rocks, them, and so will European re- covery and the whole effort to con- tain Soviet imperialism. AFTER HERCULEAN struggles, in which Paul Hoffman and his E.C.A. staff have played the lead- ing part, the American administra- tion has achieved something like unanimity on policy in the crisis. The State Department, the Treas- Company. Holm and Schmahl must sign each of the bonds once, while Auditor King is in for just twice the work formidable job even with the help of a panto- gent national Interest is established." Cripps, chancellor of the ex- chequer and Britain's economic chief, declared Britain must reduce the price of her products to en- courage exports. He said this can be done through efficiency of produc- tion and "we have no desire to see wages cut." The "standstill" in dollar buying which Cripps ordered will continue at least until September. By then E.R.P, funds for the coming year will be distributed, and a new scheme of payments among European na- tions will be in effect. "We shall get out a new important program in the "light of circum- stances which then Cripps said. The chancellor said he and John W. Snyder, U. S. secretary of the treasury, will discuss "the whole matter" this weekend in conferences here. Canada, which like the United States is a dollar country, will be represented at the talks. Then next Wednesday the finance ministers of the British dominions will meet with Cripps to give their views. The sterling area consists of all British countries except Canada the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, and also! Burma, Iceland and Iraq. Previously! Michigan eight; Minnesota 14; Mis- souri 10; Nebraska three; New York six; Ohio 4; Pennsylvania 12; Vir- ginia two; Wisconsin two. Most of the Midwest was weary from a week of hot, sticky weather. The eastern state's also sizzled. And in the northeastern area there was no sign of rain to break the long drought. The new heat wave only added further damage to farm crops already badly wilted by seven wee'-ts of rainless weather. Crop losses in the region have been estimated at more than The U. S. Weather bureau said the only comfortable spots over the two-thirds of the country in the grip of the hot weather were the northern border states. Tempera- tures also were pleasant along the Pacific coast. Heat on Full Blast But the heat was on full blast In the central, eastern and southern states. Some rain fell in the upper north, centra! states. But generally after the showers the mercuiy started to climb and humi- dity increased. A mass of cool air from north- western Canada brought relief to parts of Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. It never reached swelter- ing Chicago, where the mercury hit above 90 yesterday for the sixth consecutive day. New temperature records for the date were set in many cities yester- day as the mercury ranged between 90 and 100. Philadelphia's 99.2 was the summer season's hottest day. At Lancaster, Pa., the reading was J01 for the second straight day. Ohio counted four deaths from the heat and uncounted prostra- tions. At Springfield and Youngs- town the top was 103. Pavement Buckles A temperature of 100 degrees buckled the concrete pavement on U. S. highway 60, ten miles east of Owensboro, Ky. The bulge in the pavement was as high as 18 inches in some spots. New Jersey, reporting 95 degrees yesterday, expected some cooling off today but there was no rain in sight! A Buckinf Bronc unseats his would-be rider, who finds this foot dangerously caught in the loosened saddle as he hits the ground during competition at the annual Stamford Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo at Stamford, Texas, this week. The rider, not identified, freed himself without Injury. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Vandenberg Asks Senate To O.K.Atlantic Treaty Wisconsin State Officials to Get Pay Hikes Madison, Wis. State of- ficials and legislators will receive increased salaries, Governor Ren- nebohm has informed the senate. The chief executive said yester- day he had approved all major provisions of such a measure and had vetoed only one section. The bill provides for boosts from to in salaries for legis- lators elected in the future. No room-; and board expenses will be allowed assemblymen or senators- elect, but holdover senators may collect up to monthly for the duration of the session. The part of the bill vetoed would drought. welfa're 1 m age to crops has been estimated the saiary the Marshall plan will go with graph "which turns "out" 20 signa J the dangerpolnt of sterling reserves f." at 5 ihas been considered as around tures at a CUP- The Teserves now have company :or nearly below that iwspapers and financial circles The ury Department and the at least, are agreed that the time bonds, has come for sterling to be de- valued. If the British lower the dollar price of sterling from the present artificial level of for one pound, British goods will automat- ically become cheaper to those who who can pay for them in dpllars. j Thus. British products will be bet-j ter able to compete in dollar mar- kets, instead of being, as at pre- sent, badly over-priced. Furthermore, almost all of the (Continued on Page 10, Column 3.) ALSOP Holmberg Heads State Rail Group St. Paul N. J. Holmberg yesterday was elected chairman of the Minnesota Railroad and Ware- house commission. Commissioner Holmberg suc- ceeds the late Frank W. Matson. Clifford Peterson was named vice- chairman. Leonard Lindquist, new commis- sioner recently appointed by Gov- ernor Luther Youngdahl to replace Matson, attended his first meet- ing and concurred with the other two commissioners on several rou-, tine matters. its pantograph service for all large signature jobs with a Britain s gold and dollar le- of New York 300 million dollar vet- erans bonus the largest on record so far. An even bigger job is on the schedule for next year, how- ever, when the state of Pennsyl- issues its bonus have dropped to This would be a loss Og since the start .of the. Marshall plan 15 months .ago when the fund was at The danger level then was considered to be At the end of the first quar- ter of this year it already was down to at and is increasing dai- ly. Lilienthal Calls A-Bomb Record Good Washington David E. Li- lienthal said today the United States was "virtually unarmed atomical- ly" in 1947 when the Atomic Energy F9rmally answering charges of "incredible mismanagement" by Senator Hickenlooper Li- lienthal said the A.E.C. couldn't be poorly managed if its production of A-bombs was as good as the Iowa senator admits it is. Lilienthal said .the commission's] whole program Was directed to- ward giving this country "unques- Views Document As Shield for Free Men Against Reds By Don Whitehead Washington Senator Vand- enberg of Michigan today asked the Senate to ratify the North At- lantic pact as a shield for free men against "embattled, greedy communism." He opened the second day of debate on the 12-nation alliance with the double-barreled statement that (1) Communism is the sole threat to world peace and (2) Its final target is the United States. The treaty will be a warning to would-be conquerors, Vandenberg said, that people will resist aggression. As Republican leader in foreign aflairs, he added the weight of his prestige to that of Senator Con- nally CD-Tex.) who led off in the debate yesterday. Armstrong Named Assistant Manager Of Winona Airport As Early O.K. Seen Vandenberg spoke, Senate The governor said he vetoed the section setting the low- leaders saw a.good chance to win er figure so there would be approval of the treaty in less conflict. than a week of debate. They were Under terms of the bill, the gov-1 encouraged by a general lack of t ifc to the pact and its ernor's salary would be upped, from to annually. opposition The get a raise from to State Treasurer Julius Schmahl of Minnesota, center, bends over signature machine in the Signature Company offices at Washington today. Watching Schmahl sign veterans' adjusted compensation bonds are State Auditor Stafford King, left, of St. Paul, and Secre- tary of State Mike Holm, right, also of St. Paul. The bond issue is for vVirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) tioned and unqualified leadership' in the atomic field. For that reason, he said, the commission had to ignore many "useful" things it might have done and had to put up some "careless, stupid and negligent" personnel at times. WETHER FEDERAL' FORECAST Winona and scat- tered thundershowers tonight and Thursday, high humidity and little change in temperature. Low fTnight 70, high Thursday 90. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 98; minimum, 76; noon, 87; precipitation, trace; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at (Additional Weather on Page 13.) for two years, the only salary es- timated for that period. Other annual increases under the bill would be: secretary of state, and! state treasurer, each to attorney general, to superintendent of public in- struction, to and members of the state supreme court, to Salary increases covered by bill will not affect incumbents un- less they are re-elected. New York City Gets Light Rain New York Light rain fell in the New York metropolitan area today, but it was insufficient to break the 41-day drought. lieutenant governor wo'uld stated purpose of heading off any attack on the Western, noncom- munist world. A two-thirds vote of approval by the Senate is need- ed (b bind the U. S. to the treaty. Vandenberg called the treaty "the best available implement to dis- courage armed aggression and thus to stop another war before it starts." And than he turned to commu- nism. -He said the world's "pre- in jeopardy in world." today's "tortured "This jeopardy does not stem from he went on. "No, Mr. President, it stems from embat- tled, greedy communism abroad and at home." Vandenberg declared that "open; Verne Armstrong Assistant Airport Manager Verne Armstrong, 659 Grand street, was named assistant man- ager of the Winona airport by the city council Monday evening. Lone Rejection For Licenses Caused by State Authorizations Go to 2 of 5 Previously Denied By Adolph Bremer The council has had a change of heart: It has softened its attitude toward the beer dealers. Two weeks ago it ruthlessly denied five" applications for beer licenses; last night it decided to give two of those rejected appli- cants licenses, decided to give a 'license to an applicant at an estab- lishment where another applicant had been denied and cleared the way for a new application from No. 4 of the rejected applicants. So the remnant of the council's now stern attitude to the taverns and beer retailers is one rejected applicant, and that lone rejection is a state matter. This one firm was ?iven the choice, under a state rul- ing, to choose either a distributor's license or an off-sale license (for delivery to alter applying for both. It chose the distributor's license. However, a little more remains of the council's expired drive: 1. Some previous licensees may have been discouraged from ap- plying. 2. The council still is investi- gating two applicants. Last night the council gave an off-and onjsale beer license to Harold and Roger Biltgen, who operate the Hal-Rod Bowling lanes at 401 West Third street; an off- sale license to the Tower Service station on highway 61. and an off- end on-sale license to Mr. Mrs. Charles Mullane at 172 Walnut street, where another applicant was denied a license because of a record of convictions. State Law Explained When the council voted to issue the licenses, City Attorney S. D. J. Bruski arose, read a portion of the state law and asked that the record show that he had advised the coun- cil of the law. He said tinder state law the bowl- ing alley does not appear to be eligible for an on-sale license. Mr. Bruski said that a state law care- fully specifies what type of business can have such a license. When Mr. Bruski finished. First Ward Alderman Loyde treiffer asked: "Then we're violating the sta- To which Mr. Bruski replied: "Yes." "That's a small Fourth Ward Alderman James Stoltman, declared, while First Ward Alder- man William F. Holden, commented, "Then the whole state's wrong." Alderman Holden said he had seen beer sold in bowling alleys in other cities in the state. Harold K. Brehmer, attorney re- presenting Hal-Rod, told the coun- cil that the Biltgens were not ap- plying for a license in the alleys, but for a portion of the building, specifically the north 36 feet ex- cepting the north ten feet of the first floor. Since one of the previous five re- jections was another application for an off-sale license from a Sugar Loaf service station, the granting of a license to the Tower station clears the way for a renewal of that ap- Mr Armstrong, a World War Hi Plication. B Still under consideration by the veteran, will work with the council are the applications of year co-managers, Roy T. Patneaude gene sobotta for an off-sale license and William A. Galewski, and the! at 220 West Third street, and of city council. In recommending Mr. Armstrong for the position, the airport co- managers said that they had re- viewed about ten applications. Mr. Armstrong was in World War! II for more than three years, in- Louis Kwosek for an off- and on- sale license at 1670 West Fifth street. A distributor's license has already been issued at 220 West Third W. W. Thein. Pfeiffer Disgusted The softening attitude by the eluding service as a combat fighter) council disgusted one of pilot. He is married and has three! derman has been a children. leading proponent of the sterner His appointment is effective im- attitude. In his disgust he second- the United States. "We cannot run away from he told the Senate. "There it is, (Continued on Pase 13, Column 7) SENATE is a month. In a letter to the council, the co- Fourth Fatality Record Shameful, Council Says By The Associated Press The nation's accidental death toll over the Fourth of July record breaking was "shameful and disgraceful." says the National Safety coun- cil. The 711 .killed In violent acci- dents over the three-day period was the highest ever reported for a Fourth of July holiday and near the record for any holiday period. The final count in the state- by-state survey showed 315 traf- fic fatalities, 25 more than the 290 estimated by. the council; 256 drownings, and 140 killed from miscellaneous causes. The tabulation covered a period from 6 p. m. last Friday to midnight Monday. The Nation's heaviest acci- dental deatfr'toll for a holiday period was 761 for four days in Christmas week of 1936. Of the total, 555 were IfUled in traffic mishaps. The previous high' for the Independence day holiday was 628 In managers wrote: Need for Assistant "Since the dedication on June 18 and 19, of our airport, many de- tails are constantly arising, such as the maintenance of the adminis- tration building, janitor service, numerous telephone calls', dispens- ing of oil and gasoline, care of the lawn and flowers, and- numerous other matters of- which requires more of our time 'than we can spare. "At the suggestion of Chan-man Holden and members of your airport committee, we have -considered a number of applications for an as- sistant or acting airport manager. "There were a number of "'Well- qualif led applicants. In a ir cases, salaries asked by these we felt were more than could be paid at the present time. was our opinion that we not only needed a man to do general detail work but also one who could promote meetings, conferences and (Continued on Page 13, Column 4.) ARMSTRONG ed the motion granting the licenses. His bitter comment: "Let's give them all two licenses." This softening attitude toward the taverns and beer retailers fol- lows a similar softening toward the on-sale liquor bars. Several months ago the council said it would receive applications from places other than those that were holding the allowable 15 on-sale li- censes, then gave new licenses to the same bars. Applicant Protests But one of the Edson an off-sale li- cense was bitter, too. In a letter to the council Mrs. Hazelton said that although her husband is not renewing his appli- cation for an on-sale licenses, he is applying for an off-saJe license. She claims that the tavern has been and will continue to be operated inde- pendently from the garage and serv- ice station, that they are separated by a wall, that the two businesstts have separate checking accounts, that she operates the tavern busi- ness under the name of Tower (Continued on Page 13, Column 2.) LICENSES ;