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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, THURSDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 124 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 13, 1949 Acheson Opposes Foreign Aid Cuts Rescuers, Foreground, removed injured persons from a burning commercial airliner, background, which crashed and burst into flames at Los Angeles, Calif., shortly before it was to have landed at Bur- bank. The pilot had just reported a fight among passengers in which one man was badly beaten.. (A.P. Wirephoto.) a Doubt Fight Caused Crash Death Toll Mounts to 35f 14 Hurt Near Los Angeles The Alsops above the figure approved contract authority, .or some more than "the House. (Con- permits a govern- ment agency to contract for proj- ects, with the money to be appro- priated later.) On the other side of the ledger was a committee report defending a cutback of about ten per cent in foreign aid funds to a total of Los sources differed today whether a fight j with most of the aboard an airliner, caused it to crash and explode 30 miles north of herejsiasn being recommended in Mar- Senator Thomas Believes Russ Will Avoid War Cuts in Armed Forces Budget Funds Proposed Washington A belief that Russia will avoid war any time soon was offered by Senator El- mer Thomas (D-Okla.) today -as "the underlying reason" for cut- ting appropriations for the armed services. I think everyone agrees right now that Russia is in no condition for another Thomas told a reporter. "Not too long ago, we were told we might be bombed any minute." Thomas called a closed-door ses-l sion, starting at 8 a. m. today, of a Senate appropriations subcommittee to act on funds for the Army, Navy and Air Force for the next 12 months. "I think we can safely cut and perhaps a lot more out of this bill as it passed the Thomas said. The House approved just under in cash and contract authority for the armed services in this biggest of all regular ap- propriations. Deliberations of the Senate sub- committee may take several days and then they will be reviewed and subject to change by the full 21- member appropriations committee, before going to the Senate. Meanwhile, the Senate drive tc cut back government spending and balance federal outgo with income offered a mixed picture. Economy efforts suffered a set- back late yesterday when the an- nual Interior department money bill was approved by the appropri- ations committee. It contained cash, more than above the figure approved United board Guerrillas Making Big Gain in Asia with a loss of 35 lives and injuries to 14. A C-46 transport operated by Standard Airlines snagged a wingtip (yesterday in the Santa Susana mountains in a fog and exploded on a steep canyonside in what Civil Aeronautics board inspectors said was the worst nonscheduled flight dent in the nation's history, James N. Peyton, regional CAB) By Stewart Alsop Kuala Lumpur, Malaya careful. White was killed. Stanley Weiss, airline shall plan funds for European na- tions. Czech Anti-Church lActivities Pushed chief, said a oner ngnt Between two bellef that the fight "may men passengers apparently did contributed to the crash." f-aiicp. t.hp rrnsh. made this state- _ cause the crash. He made this state- ment after talking to survivors. Pey- ton said the crash occurred an hour and a half after the scrap. However, Captain L. B. Powell, chief pilot for Standard, said his investigation convinced him the bat- Kuala Lumpur, Malaya J-neitle caused the tragedy. He described port at Burbank that he wanted po- Of church property, the disgracing astonishing effectiveness 01 ruerru- pilot of the twin.englne craft, iice to stand by to arrest one of two of the clergy, censorship of all mail la warfare is the most striking phenomenon in southeast Asia. Guerrillas are the Kremlin's great weapon in this part of the world. Guerrillas have almost pushed the French into the sea in Indo-China. Communist guerrilla forces are ac- tive in Burma. And here in Malaya a mere handful of incompetent Chinese communist guerrillas have forced the British to arm tens of thousands of men and to spend hundreds of thousands pounds. j The reasons are simple enough. One man, with a percussion capj like a Fourth of July toy. and few pound of plastic explosive, can derail a train. When the train Boy G. White, as highly skilled and men passengers who had been fight- Truman to Tell People of Plan To Avoid Slump By Ernest B. Vaccaro Standard airlines previously had been ordered by the CAB to discon- tinue flight operations next week for violating regulations. Vienna A reliable diplo- matic source said today the central committee of the Czechoslovakia Communist party has adopted a six- point program designed to destroy the strength of the Roman Cath- A half hour before the crash. Pilot olic church in Czechoslovakia. White- had radioed Lockheed air- aboard. He said one, man was Vatican, and government control of badly beaten. The plane was inbound all sermons and pastoral letters. The Vienna informant said the program was outlined in a top secret distributed to communist leaders throughout Czechoslovakia. An original copy of the circular was smuggled across the border to Vienna, according to this source. from New York. A passenger, Mary Bettis of Long Beach, Calif., said she saw the fight. She said'she saw a man hit the man next to him just once. Stewardess. Vicky Zelsdorf said in a Long Beach hospital that she owed her life to the tussle. She said she gave up her seat to the man who was struck. The man in that seat was killed. She'said the two men had been fighting the day before 'also. When Mrs. Zelsdorf saw they were Tru-j going to crash she threw a blanket man is going to sit down her knees and abdomen. leaps the tracks, the man can be and tell the American people about j Doctors said this was her maternal many miles away, going about hisjhis prescription for heading off a (instinct to save her unborn child, peaceful business. It is almost as depression. _ jwhich they hoped to save. The stew- easv and safe to mine a road, to He wants to get ovw to them hisjaidess was seriously injured, ambush an unsuspecting convoy, idea that there is nothing to CAB Chief Peyton arrived on the or to kill the kev men on a ubout m the moderate 90 minutes after the crash, plantation As long as the guer- omic decline ur.lessilolks get pan- He plane was making a rillas' arms hold out, regular forces are amazingly helpless against them, provided the guer- rillas have two essential assets. ONE ASSET IS THE ACTIVE support of at least a part of the population, so that the guerrillas can be fed, hidden, and above all, informed. The second asset is a safe the Bri- tish call which the guerrillas can escape for rest and reorgani- zation. British strategy here is now (Continued on Page 15, Column 2.) ALSOP 10 Troop Carrier Planes Join Guard Little Falls, Minn. Ten C- 82 troop carrier planes of the TJ. S. Air Force were here today to parti- cipate with Minnesota National icky. And he wants to defend the fiscal policy of his administration against normal approach for a landing at Lockheed and was on course, except that it was too low. He said the alti- criticism by some members of Con- meter was working and that "there gress. The President will talk to the nation over four major radio net- works and via television from a desk in the movie projection room at the White House. This first major so-called "fire- side chat" Dy Mr. Truman of the year is scheduled for p. m. (Winona (The speech will be carried locally over KWNO.) The talk. White House aides said, will be an elaboration of his mid- year economic report to Congress on Monday, In this he scrapped earlier demands for a jtax increase and proposed an 11- I point program to expand produc- tion, employment and purchasing I power. The theme or that message was that the country cannot have pros- perity "by getting adjusted to the Guard units in a three-day training of a cutting in- exercise on air transport. The guardsmen are included in elements of the 47th Infantry Divi- sion, which is here for two weeks of summer training. The exercise proper loading, will demonstrate transportation and unloading of troops and equipment, as would be the case under combat conditions. vestment or employment or wages or essential government programs." Mr. Truman took the stand that to cut what he called essential pro- grams, hi an effort to avoid in-the- red financing, would lower national output, and employment as well. He said such cutting could cost the government more in the long run than they would save now. was no apparent malfunctions of the engines or structural failure of the aircraft." He has recommended a formal hearing and said investigation at the scene will continue several days. 'I believe we know what caused the he said, adding that the information would come out at the hearing. He declined to disclose the reason before then. Weiss said the accident would have no effect on the company's appeal of a CAB order terminating the firm's flight operations. "The question of safety, was not he maintained. had a perfect record since we've been in business. We've the finest of radio equipment aaft the best of pilots." The crash occurred in sagebrush- covered !box canyon at an altitude of about feet. Bodies, many, of them charred, were strewn grue- somely for 400 ieet across a ridge and over boulders. Five persons, including a girl with aifoot torn off, stumbled 300 yards down the slope .to a fire road.: Two others made their way nearly two miles toward a highway before rescuers picked them up. The program calls for confiscation between church authorities and the Mill Worker Thomas Watson, Jr., 34, takes time out from helping son, Tommy, 15, clean kennel to say he thinks there win be a steel strike. Watson.has worked 15 years for Carnegie-Illinois Steel Cor- poration at Clairton, Pa. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Steelworkers Accept Strike Delay Plan By William G. Smock Pittsburgh Wl The C. I. O. today accepted' a-presidential plan for a 60-day steel .strike. delay- but failed to mention, whether steel concerns rejecting the plan would be included in the truce. Only one of six steel companies accepted the White House proposal. A strike of steelworkers is threatened for Friday midnight. The union's wage policy committee' yesterday told Union Leader Phi- ip Murray he could call a strike any time he sees fit. Murray held up, pending union action on a request from Presi- Rain Breaks Drought In Northeastern U. S. By The Associated Press Intermittent rains brought a measure of relief to part of the drought- parched northeast today, and the prediction was for more rain to come. The weather outlook raised hopes that the end of a 50-day dry spell, that has caused millions of dollars in damage to the region's truck garden crops and livestock pastures, was in sight. Showers fell over parts of New Jersey and New York yesterday and today. More rain was fore- seen tonight. ._..... -'..'Pennsylvania got moisture vary- ing from 1.4 inches at Philadel- phia to three inches at Gettysburg and Chambersburg in the south- ern fruit belt. In sun baked there was only a Boston measured Massachusetts, taste of rain, four-hundredth of an inch in the last two days. But the Weather bureau predict- ed showers today for the western part of that state and in Connecti- cut, where vegetable, tobacco and 4CL1UI1 Uii U ICLJUCSIf JU.U411 J. A GOA------' dent Truman to extend the con- dairy farm crops have been bard ;ract 60 for ajhit. three-man fact-finding study the dispute. board to it would take more than showers The President made the same re- quest of U. S. Steel Corporation, Republic Steel, Bethlehem Steel, Jones Laughlin Steel Corpora- ion, Youngstown Sheet Tube Company, and Wheeling Steel. Jones Laughlin, one of the nation's leading independent pro- ducers, immediately wired the President it was agreeable to the 60-day reprieve- to make up for the prolonged mois- ture deficiency, but the light rains would keep crops going for a few days. Overcast skies and spotty show- ers also brightened the picture in U. U. S. Steel Rejects S. Steel declared it would have nothing to do with the fact- finding board. It based its objec- tions on the fact that the Presi- dent had by-passed the Taft-Hart- ley labor law. Republic chimed in and with Bethlehem rejections. then They other areas. Soaking rains fell on Long Is- 230 Patients Removed When Hospital Burns Evansville, Ind. A quick- ihinking orderly and a calm force of. nurses removed 230 of the 250 pa- dents from the Deaconess hospital early today following a fire and ex- plosion in the fourth floor surgery. .The twenty patients left behind were in a section of the hospital un- affected by the blaze. The orderly, 20-year-old Frank Swallow of Rockport, and Alvis.Dlll, an Evansville fireman, were over- come by smoke during the evacua- tion of the patients, but both were revived. The cause of the fire was not de- termined immediately, Superinten- ____ _ dent A. J. Hahn said he could give land, where the potato harvest no early estimate of the damage, this year has been dwarfed by lack TWO alarms brought 100 firemen of moisture. Farmers have report-jwho confined the blaza to the fourth ed other vegetable crops stunted jfloor, although smoke and fumes and withered by the drought. Ispread through a large part of the More -rain was predicted -for hospital Long Island tonight, as well as area. Counties in the lower Hud- son valley also got rain. In Newark, N. J., .17 of an inch was recorded yesterday. More rain It Was Wltto Open-Mouthed wonder that Sandra Jean Jones, one, and Douglas Welsher. two, received the news at Des Moines, Iowa, last night that they had been named "Miss Des Moines" and "Master Des Moines" in a baby contest. Their mouths sagged to this limit during applause from a packed house after presentation of the trophies. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) echoed U. S. Steel's reasons. jf0r both northern and southern parts of the state were expected tonight. Pope Receives La Crosse Bishop Vatican Pius XH received Bishop John Patrick Treacy of La Crosse, Wis., in private audi- ence today. Corn Growing 3 Inches Daily Milwaukee Wisconsin corn shot up an average of three inches daily 'during last week's hot weather, says Fed- eral Meteorologist H. J. Thomp- son In his weekly crop sum- mary. In the sothern part of the state corn now averages six feet high. Northern corn is knee high and growing fast. Binders and combines were rolled out, last week in the southern and western counties to reap barley, oats, rye and winter wheat. Grain is ripening in other sections but on short straw. The cherry harvest, with a heavy yield indicated, began in Walworth, Waukesha and Dane counties. The picking season starts next week in Door county where the cherry yield also appears to be bigger than an- ticipated. Thompson said crops doing well during the week included tomatoes, cabbages, sugar beets, tobacco, wheat, flax, mil- let, soy beans and Sudan grass. Fire Chief Clarence Bassemeier tients. Thirty-nine patients were removed from the obstetrics ward. Final Senate Vote Expected Next Week Absolute Minimum, Secretary Says Washington Secretary of State Acheson today flatly opposed any cut in the administration's pro- jected foreign arms aid program. He said this figure represents the absolute minimum needed for west- ern Europe and other areas. The secretary stated his position at a news conference while opposi- tion led by Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) was wiping out prospects for a quick Senate vote on the North Atlantic treaty. The small group opposing the de- fense agreement'centered their fire on the military aid program and the commitments carried in the pact. Acheson also commented on an- other issue which has arisen on Capitol hill. -He agreed with Sen- ator Dulles (E.-N.Y.) that the United States delegation at the Big Four foreign ministers' meeting in Paris had considered whether the American people should be kept ar- tifically alarmed" and had rejected the idea completely. Buss Attitude Studied The matter came up, Acheson said, in discussion of whether the Rus- sians might try to create a false sense of peace and security by mak- ing a show of co-operation. The XT. S. delegation, he added, decided that it should not reject any possible avenue of co-operation with the Sov- iet Union merely because acceptance of the avenue might relax tension in the world. Majority Leader Lucas (D.-H1.) said he may keep the Senate in ses- sion Saturday to reach a vote on the 12-nation alliance designed to strengthen the defense of the West against attack. Other senators said privately the vote may not come until early next week. Dulles Denies Commitment York's hew Repub- lican senator carried the fight for the pact yesterday. He denied that the pact carries any commit- ment to-supply arms for Europe. He did say bis present impression is that the, proposed arms program is "excessive and unnecessary" and he feels vote against it in its present form." Dulles said if he thought the treaty meant the United States had to re-arm Europe to "withstand an all-out Soviet attack" then he would vote against it. The pact must be ratified by a two-thirds vote of the Senate to be- come binding on the United States. Dulles was appointed last week by Governor Thomas E. Dewey to re- place the ailing Senator Robert P. As Dulles concluded his maiden Senate speech, the veteran Taft en- gaged him in heated debate.. Taft Doubtful Taft challenged Dulles' assertion that the treaty carries no commit- ment to supply arms to Europe. If that is so, Taft said, then shouldn't Congress adopt a reser- vation making it clear that the pact contains "no subterfuge and no misunderstanding" about arms for Nurses entered the ward and told Europe? all young mothers with babies three days or older to take their babies and file from the building. Rochester Jail Escapee Captured Wausan, third of four men who sawed their way out of the Marathon county jail last De- cember 19 has been recaptured. Police Chief Everett was notified yesterday that Robert A. Peck, 28, of Rochester, Minn., who was under sentence of three to five years at Waupun for burglary when he escaped, had been picked up in New Mexico. Gleason said Peck was arrested at Santa Fe July 7 on a charge of burglary in the night time. The other three are Clarence Weg- ner, 21, who gave himself up here the day after the break; Louis John- son, 24, now serving a Kansas sen- tence for auto theft, and Gilbert Klatt, 29, who still is at large. Klatt was under a one to seven- year sentence for forgery. The three are Wausau men. Eire's First President Dead Dublin, Douglas Hyde, 88, first president of Eire, died last night. A scholar and poet, Hyde was chosen president by acclamation and took the oath of office June 25, 1938. A Protestant, he headed a predomi- nantly Catholic nation. HI health forced him to announce his retirement as his seven-year term drew to a close. He was suc- ceeded by Sean O'Kelly after the presidential election of June, 1945. He said if there is "no moral obli- gation to give armaments, Dulles shouldn't object to. such a reserva- tion being written into the treaty. But Dulles did object. He replied [that it was not necessary. 'And it would be Dulles said. "In my opinion, we will not give arms to most of the countries in the Atlantic pact. I am quite con- fident some of the countries won't get them, but some others will." Taft shouted that the State de- partment wants to end military aid to all of the.treaty countries with the possible exception of Canada. The State Taft said, "calls the arms program a very vital corollary to the treaty." Olson Reappointed Twin Cities Sanitary District Trustee St. Paul Governor Luther Youngdahl today reappointed Rob- ert A. Olson, Duluth, to the board of trustees of the Minneapolis-St. Paul sanitary district. Olson's new term will end the first Monday in July, 1953. Olson is president of the State Federation of Labor. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair tonight and Thursday. No de- cided change in temperature. Low tonight 60, high Thursday 84. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 92; minimum, 65; noon, 85; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Weather on Page 11.) .1
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