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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1949, Winona, Minnesota COOLER TONIGHT, PLEASANT SUNDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 121 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 9, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Wisconsin Sets 196 Million Budget Lightning Hitting Nelson Windmill OH Melts Gas Sets House Afire Congress to Get Program After Truman Report Nelson. Wis. 'Special) Lightning struck the windmill on the Charles Nelson farm near here and water pipes car- ried the electrical charge to several r.uildings, causing as- sorted damage to electrical and gas installations, 33 well as a fire. Most spectacular damage in this unusual act of nature was the disintegration of a portion of the bottled gas line in the basement of one of the two homes or. the farm. Miraculously there was no ex- plosion, but the gas was set afire <md the joists in the first floor began to burn. Quick ac- tion by members of the family put out the fire. The substantiated theory that lightning struck the windmill and carried the charge to the buildings via the water line was advanced by LaCroix W. John- son, Fountain City, fire risk in- spector for an insurance firm, after a five-hour investigation Friday. His report: "It was that light- ning struck a windmill about 250 feet; from the home and the pipes carried it to every build- ing. In the one home, the light- ning arced from the water pipes to a bottled gas copper tube, endeavoring to get to the elec- trical neutral. At this point the gas line was destroyed and gas ignited. "In the bam the lightning arced from the water system and stanchions to a mercury pulsating switch ending there and desttoying the switch." Switches and fuses all over the farm were destroyed, Mr. Johnson said. A witness said that the entire hill in the vicinity of the wind- mill appeared to be afire, and balls of fire were seen in sev- eral buildings. The Alsops Reds Peri British Hold In Singapore By Stewart Alsop Singapore great strategic outpost of British power is really two cities, mixed and mingled to- gether, a Chinese city and a Bri- tish city. The Chinese city is pre- cisely like any city in China pro- per: the monstrously crowded streets: the unending rows of open, boxlike steady shops; the smells, the steady chattering noise, the violent colors, the ant-like said that big, mustached There are more than Chi- Thomas F. Murphy, the assistant! nese in the Chinese city. The British city is diluted Rud- yard Kipling, with its dull but im- Hiss Perjury Trial Ends in Hung Jury By Art Everett and Ted Cronyn New York The perjury trial of Alger Hiss ended in a hung jury last night, and the government promptly ordered a new trial. The jury, split eight to four in favor of a conviction, was dismissed after nearly 29 hours of fruitless effort to reach an agreement. Shortly thereafter, Attorney General Tom Clark announced m i I Shanghai Reds Release U. S. Vice Consul "The Department of Justice will vigorously prosecute the Hiss case again as quickly as the docket of the court will permit. At the earliest, that probably would not be before next autumn. A Justice department spokesman tT. S. attorney who handled the prosecution, will have the same job again when the case is retired. Hiss was continued In bail. posing1 colonial architecture, its cricket lawns, its clubs from which f j to reach a Asiatics are rigidly excluded, left stm m doubt role_ its air, a little shopworn now, _that had played .ln conscious power and conscious rec- an rf d p war betrayal of hls titude. There are less than British in the British City. There is a facade of self-govern- ment in the crown colony of Sing- apore from the heart of the British city, the governor general's with its well tended lawns and its well oiled cannon. It is hard to believe that the palace has seen any changes since Kipling's time. IN THE CHINESE CITY a change is taking place, From the walls of the boxlike shops, pictures of Chiang Kai-shek are being torn down. Furtively, pictures of Mao Tse tung are being pasted up. What has happened in China is already clearly reflected here. How soon, and how decisively, will the great Chinese city challenge the power of the tiny British city? British power has already been challenged once last summer, when the Chinese communist high command ordered the communist Chinese here to switch from agita- tion to riots and shooting- started, the Bri-jhe tish reacted swiftly and toughly. j The communist leaders were country. Jurors said that almost from the outset, they had been deadlocked eight to four for conviction of the j brilliant, 44-year-old Harvard graduate whom the State depart- ment sent to Dumbarton Oaks, Yalta and the San Francisco con- ference where the United Nations was founded. Federal Judge Samuel H. Kauf- man, wearily and with reluctance, finally admitted the hopeless split and sent the jury home. The final deadlock left the lanky, handsome Hiss exactly where he was last December when a New York grand jury indicted him on two counts of perjury. Hiss' gray-haired, stocky defense chief, Lloyd Paul Stryker, in- dicated he may try anew for a dismissal of the charges. The trial court refused to quash them. His face haggard, Hiss managed ,a weak smile as the jury was dis- direct action. When But politeiy and fjrmiy shooting- started, the Bn- comment. "Not was all he said. seized, and some were .1st party WE hanged. His slight, modestly-dressed on the city. The British believe that the calm will continue. They point out that they have certain assets in the struggle for power which is now silently being waged. In the first place, Singapore is an island, hemmed in by the power of Bri- tish troops, ships and planes. (Continued on Page 4, Column 4) ALSOP Convict Charged In Garris Murder Atla-ita On the evidence of a nattered bullet, a coroner's jury asks that a South Carolina convict be charged with murdering Metropolitan Opera Tenor John Garris. A Fulton (Atlantal county cor- oner's jury last night ruled the death bullet was fired from a Belgian au- tomatic seized from Convict Grover (Tojol Pulley. The slug had been removed from near tlie German-born singer's heart by an autopsy surgeon. It caused Garris' death in a gloomy warehouse district alley early April 21. The jury, after deliberating only 15 minutes, recommended that Pul- ley be charged with murder and brought to Atlanta to stand trial. He is in a South Carolina penitentiary. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity; Pair and cooler tonight. Sunday fair and pleasant and much less humid. Low tonight 64 high Sunday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 89; minimum, 73; noon, 85; precipitation, none: sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 11. (flashed the 27 in court. Her face was red and her lips tight. She seemed near tears and she said nothing. The couple made their way through a pressing crowd outside the federal building in Foley square and 'were driven away into the night in a red sedan. It was a harsh blow for Hiss Aims at National Production Goal Of By Sterling F. Green Washington Eight or more Democratic senators plan to intro- duce a ready-made "antidepres- sion" bill next week, on the heels of President Truman's midyear ec- onomic report to Congress. The report is due Monday. In it Mr. Truman reportedly will fix a new goal for national production worth of goods and services a year. That is 18 per cent above the last reported! rate. Persons in touch With the policy' drafting said Mr. Truman will de- clare the nation to be in robust economic health. Business still is far above most "prosperous" years of the last and close to the 1948 peak. But, it was said, the President will note widening pools of unem- ployment. And in a set of ten or a dozen recommendations, he re- portedly will urge the adoption of measures to blot them up and to set the country again on a course of rising production. Before the week is possibly within 24 hours after the presidential message at .least seven other spdnso'rs expect to" of- fer their eighth draft of the pro- posed "economic expansion act of 1S49." It will not bear the official White House stamp of approval. It will, 'in fact, call for federal interven- tion in the economy on a scale which some administration of- ficials fear might alarm business rather than reassure. But its sponsors have tried to John Foster Dulles, left, appointed to the U. S. Senate to succeed Senator Robert P. Wagner (D.- N. who recently resigned, arrives at National airport in Washington, D. C., where he was greeted by Senator Irving M. Ives CR.-N. right. Mrs. Dulles, second from left, accompanied her husband. With Senator Ives is his wife. Governor Thomas E, Dewey made the Wirephoto) keep tabs on Mr. Truman's policy planning. Some supporters say it will, at least, provide some spec-; Court Upholds Life Sentence For Mindszenty Cool, Dry Air Hits Midwestern States By The Associated Press Fair and pleasant cooler and into the Middle West today, breaking the summer's most oppressive heat wave. Budapest, Hungary Hun-1 NO relief is in sight for the remainder of the heat belt covering the gary's appeals court today con-leastern two thirds of the nation. firmed the life Imprisonment sen- tence of Josef Cardinal Minds- zenty. The Weather bureau said a mass of cooler air had moved in from the Pacific in the last'few days, overspreading the entire northwest The court approved 8 to 2 theipart of country. It will move verdict of the people's court and into the Great Lakes region to- refused to commute the penalty. Three of the Cardinal's co-de- fendants received reduced sen- tences. The sentences of three others were confirmed. ific ideas for translating the forth-] The cardinal was convicted Feb- comiiig presidential recommenda-jruary 8 of treason, espionage and tions into action. j black market currency dealings. The newly revised version will The five man peoples' court sen- will the retain nearly all the features which were in earlier drafts cir- culated among Senate members. These include: Federal loans for expansion in more than a dozen industries. Fed- eral plant construction, if neces- sary, for lease to private firms. Drafting of shelf of Shanghai The communist local public works. Letting of de- released U. S. Vice Consul William fense contracts and placing of fed- B. Olive today. eral works in areas of serious un- employment. Loans of up to Wednesday in a minor traffic in- to help payless workers move from cident and beaten by police. "distress areas." Olive was closeted immediately The new and final draft, it was after his release with Consul Gen-imported, will include these new eral John Cabot, Olive was not per- if he had expected acquittal. violence. mitted to comment upon his three days in jail because, Cabot said, it "might endanger him." Cabot would not say whether Olive had been injured at the hands of the red police, but the vice consul was able to leave the jail without aid. He seemed to bear no marks of features: Giving the President control of a emergency relief fund. Grants from this fund would be matched by the states on a 70-30 per cent federal, 30 per cent state funds. The Dakotas, Nebraska, Minne- sota and Iowa already are re- ceiving its benefits. By Saturday night it will be overspreading much of Illinois.. The northeastern states, scorch- ed by a 45-day drought, the worst in many years, "will warm up slightly in the next 24 to 48 hours Albert Lea 1950 V.F.W. Meeting Site St. Paul Albert Lea was chosen today as the site of the 1950 convention of the Minnesota Weather bureau predicted. tenced him to life imprisonment. Ther were parades of protest and demonstrations injnany parts of the world following the.sentencing. The United States and other break the long dry spell, tions charged before the United I The forecast was for warm and Tops Previous 2-Year Totals By 54 Million Boost Income, Other Taxes To Pay Expenses By Arthur Bystrom Madison, Wis. legislators prepared to go home today after six months in Madison in which they authorized spending in the next two years nwre than ap- propriated by any of their pre- decessors. The 196 million voted by the leg- islature is to run the state in the next two years and for aid to schools, new buildings and other miscellaneous aids. It represents funds for general budget purposes only and does not take into account any revolving fund money such as handled by the highway and conservation commission and which run about 250 million for the biennium. To finance the record appropria- tions, the legislators decided to boost income taxes the Wiscon- sin citizen will pay by 25 per cent, added a one cent tax to the two cents he pays on a package of cigarettes and continued the beer, liquor, inheritance, income, cor- poration and other assessements he has been paying. The legislators also voted to al- locate about to help the World War II build a home or get a rental unit built by housing authority. Public Welfare Grants They decided to give the depart- ment of public welfare about for new buildings to house the state's unfortunates. They gave the University of Wis- consin enough money to build a library and a wing to the Wisconsin general hos- pital. They provided for state aid to thai is expected to give both the small district and those that have in- tegrated their schools incentive to do more for the boy and girl who needs a better education. They provided for state aid for transportation of those chil- dren to and from their schools. They provided more money to run teachers colleges, state agen- cies, departments and bureaus. To the men who run them went size- able salary increases. And they voted they are re-elected salary in- creases of a month from to Turned down were requests for funds in excess of for Veterans of Foreign Wars. The forecast said there was new buUdings, for schools, both 1 for scattered "ci" "cic- elementary and those of higher York and New Eng-i The vote was unanimous. learning, for higher indemnity pay- land but no sign of general rains! Moorhead and Albert Lea both ments for diseased cattle and for Nations that human rights were violated. The U. N. general assem- i humid weather to continue in the Ohio valley and no change in con- ditions in the southeast. bly approved in April an Ameri-j crop losses in southern New Eng- can-backed plan to take up thelland. New York and New Jersey sought the organization's 1950 con- vention. A rollcall vote was ordered. scores of less important things. The major appropriation of the. conduct of the trial under terms of the Hungarian peace treaty. The case will come up again next fall. During the past few months there have been many reports that Cardinal Mindszenty is ill in a pri- son hospital. During and after the trial it was often stated, but never authentical- have mounted into many millions iwas made unanimous. of dollars during seven weeks ofj ployd w_ Cooper st. ap_ rainless weather Ipeared to be the lone candidate for Drought conditions in the eastern states appeared more se-j rious. There were no signs of hea- Midway in the rollcall Lester was the general operat- feldt, commander of the budget of about a million less V.F.W. post, conceded Albert Lea's! than Proposed by the governor but victory and withdrew Moorhead from the contest. The vote then Creating a commission to anal- Jj yze federal, state and local tax policy, from the standpoint of cushioning violent swings of boom! and deflation. Creating a presidential assistant to co-ordinate the government's various methods of attack on job- lessness. One of his duties would be to certify areas as being in of Hungary had been drugged in order to make him a, pawn in the hands of his prosecutors. The Vatican excommunicated all vy rains to help the parched crops.! In southern New England, New! York and New Jersey crops have suffered millions of dollars dam-j age after seven weeks of rainless! weather. Proposals have been made to de-j clare Massachusetts and New Jer- sey "disaster areas." Governor Paul A. Dever in Boston yester- day said that the 45-day drought Catholics who took part in the ar- Massachusetts is "the worst rest and trial of the cardinal. A spokesman said he was the only! smce 1912 and possiwy the worst state.s history." distress and thus qualified special federal help. for Flies to Be Used Against Borers Beloit, Wis. Will sub- stitute for airplanes in Rock coun- cardinal against whom Penal c blighted and in many measures had been taken while he was actually a member of the sa- (Continued on_Page_U, Column 8.) cred college. WEATHER Baby Rescued From Ten-Foot Deep Hole Camden, N. baby tod- dling about the yard of his home ty's air battle against corn borers, j tumbled into a narrow, ten-foot Spraying of poison by airplane deep hole today, has been ruled out, County Agri- VIKINGS SAIL A C A I N _ The a Danish reconstruction of a Viking ship, which is to reermct the first in- vasion of England 15.0.0 years is tested near Copenhagen. cultural Agent R. T. Glassco said last night. Instead, parasitic flies i will be released to attack the bor- ers in the worst areas. Glassco said a survey showed that the corn borer infestation is about ten days too far along for effective aerial spraying. Infesta- tions up to 75 per cent were re- ported between here and Janes- ville. The flies will be employed in an experimental program, he said. The agent added a warning to farmers to spray fence rows im- mediately to combat grasshoppers. I He said a heavy crop of grass- i hoppers apparently is batching and jthey might be twice as bad as last year, when many farmers were unable to cut their second alfalfa crop. Ten-month-old Howard Morgan, Jr., was rescued, apparently un- harmed. Howard was brought to West Jer- sey hospital here and placed tem- porarily In an oxygen tent as a precautionary measure. He appar- ently suffered only a few scratches. Firemen and volunteers dug a tunnel parallel to the hole to free the child. His mother, 19-year-old Mrs. Howard Morgan, told a re- porter: "It was wonderful the way total strangers worked to help save our child. Ill never be able to thank everyone enough." For a time the accident in su- burban Chews Landing stirred memories of the tragic dealth of little Kathy Fiscus who-fell into an abandoned well in California April 8. Hundreds of men worked lor 52 hours in a vain effort to rescue her. The boy's father had dug the hole, 'about a foot wide, to bring electric wiring into the family bungalow In the little community across the Delaware river from Philadelphia. Working in the yard this morn- ing, he placed a board over the hole. Then he left for a few moments and somehow the board was dislodged. Howard and his brother Richard, two, had been playing in the yard. Shortly after IT) a. m. Mrs. Morgan looked for them. "I saw Howard in the hole, cry- she said. "Only his head was above the ground. As I ran to get him he slid down into it." A police radio called for aid. Even before workers arrived the frantic father was clawing at the Deputy Guards Negro's Trailer Milwaukee A Negro war veteran and his family slept to their trailer camp home last night while sheriff's deputies stood gTiard against further demonstra- tions by white residents. Albert J. Sanders, 29, his wife, 60-year-old mother and two child- ren, aged five and three, returned to their trailer yesterday afternoon escorted biak. by Sheriff Herman Ku- The family had spent the pre- far above any previous budget. Other appropriations brought the total to the 196 million figure. The estimated revenue for the next two years is with- out counting the added taxes. The. surplus estimated avilable for use is This makes a total of Then there is about, in unused funds from ap- propriations of 1947, for a grand total of Estimated revenue from the sur- tax and cigarette tax is which brings the total to about The state needs at least an 000 cushion for operations in the biennium. Substract this amount from the figure and you have The is what is left to finance the appropriations of .Tax Receipts Crucial If tax receipts hold up the state should get by nicely. If they go down, the state may land in the red. That's the picture on the budget and the major issues that involve finance. Continuation of rent control until vlous night in Sanders' car after j 3Q 1950 was voted with 15 d about 100 residents of the permitted un- field trailer camp demonstrated _ against having Negroes in "A white camp." City, county and state officials and human righte groups persuad- ed the Sanders family to move back to the camp. Last night, with 75 deputy sher iffs on hand to keep order, the Interracial federation of Milwau- kee county held a rally in the camp park. About 500 tenants at- tended. Boos and roars of disap- proval "greeted most of the speak- rs. However, the Rev. Claude Hei- thaus, S. J., of Marquette univer- sity, a member of the executive committee of the mayor's com- mission on human rights, drew ap- plause from the crowd when he said: ground with his bare hands in an! "If there are any Christians attempt to reach the boy. Slightly more than an hour-later the parallel tunnel was completed and with great care, the rescuers dug into the hole to release the trapped child. among the instigators of this in- cident, I hope they will remem- ber their duties as Christians. Re- you do to the least of Christ's children, you do to Christ himself. der specified circumstances. School consolidation committees" were continued, but their power was cut considerably from what the gov- ernor's commission on education hid' recommended. :'l Complete reorganization was voted of the Wisconsin department of pub- lic welfare which runs the penal and welfare institutions. Primaries'for supreme court jus-' tices and superintendent of public' schools were voted in event there are two or more candidates. The beverage tax, oil telephone tax collection and tance tax departments were trans- ferred from the state to the department of taxation. Hunting licenses were Increased; A state speed law of 60 miles per hour in the day and 55 at night- was enacted. Motorists wil! be re- quired to give hand signals when turning under another new law. Briefly, some of the other laws enacted: Compel all children from six ixi (Continued on Page It, Column I.) WISCONSIN