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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1949, Winona, Minnesota PARTLY CLOUDY SATURDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 126 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Secret Parley Linked With A-Bomb Eastern Air Lines Asks CAB Permit To Serve Winona Eastern Air Lines, headed by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, has applied to the Civil Aeronautics board for authority to add Winona and 20 other Midwestern cities to its system. Eastern is the second air line offering to provide this city with carrier service, the first being the Mid-Continent Air Lines, Inc., which feeder line proposes to operate routes between the Twin Cities and Chicago and other Midwest points. Eastern, in its application, pro- poses to extend present routes from Chicago to the Twin Cities and from St. Louis to Tulsa, Okla., and add a new route segment from Kansas City to Tulsa, according to Captain Rickenbacker, president and general manager. Routes applied for are those for- merly awarded by the Civil Aero- nautics Board to-Parks Air Lines, Inc. Inasmuch as Parks had never begun serving these cities, the board instituted proceedings on June 28, 1949, to determine whether these routes should be awarded to another applicant or applicants. Stating that the new routes fit logically into, and will integrate with Eastern's present system, Captain j In The Cool Evening Air, Winonans gathered at Levee park Thursday to hear the opening event of the four-day Steamboat Days celebration. Pictured here is a portion of the huge crowd that heard the Winona Civic chorus and the municipal band in a concert on the riverfront. Republican-Herald photo The Alsops Snythetic Rubber Blow To Malaya By Stewart Alsop Kuala Lumpur, The scene is a business office in this muggy colonial city. The office is air thus so many cubic feet of heaven. There are four Englishmen present. All are rubber planters who have spent most of their lives on plantations in the steaming jungles. Like most British colonials, they look, and act, more English then the Eng- lish. The conversation starts on the correct note of understatement. It is about the communist guerrillas "bandits." Yes, they've made a spot of trouble. Killed old Jim and Charles, some others prevent- ed new plantings. Siphoned off crude rubber into the black mar- ket. Damn bad show, still, Malay- an rubber production, bandits and all, is breaking records, good show The conversation lanquishes. Then two words are "synthetic rubber." The change is electric. The polite languor van- ishes. Faces redden, tables are thumped. There are bitter refer- ences to Harry S. Truman, to Wall Street, to the United States in gen- eral. There is even some unseem- ly waving of arms. These are the reactions of men faced with ruin. MEN FACED WITH RL'IN are rarely reasonable. Rubber planters here seem unshakably convinced that behind synthetic rubber and the recent sharp drop in rubber prices there is some deep, dark plot, principally engineered by the Machiavellian President Truman. They refuse to concede that Ameri- can'rubber manufacturers, like all American businessmen, must buy thair raw materials at the lowest going prices or cease to be nessmen. I It is natural enough that rubber planters here should suspect a con- certed American plot to keep ber prices down. In the 30's, the1 Malayan and Indonesian planters j worked out a nice little scheme; to keep rubber prices up. With aj virtual" monopoly of the worlds's! Hear Levee Queen to Be Named Tonight Festival-minded Winonans today continued to pay tribute to summer, the Mississippi river and a cen- tury of Minnesota history as the annual Steamboat Days celebration moved into its second day. The four-day midsummer frolic will reach the half-way mark tonight when the city selects a queen to reign over the remaining two days 9 Steamboat Days Program TONIGHT p. candidates banquet and Winona. p. park stage, Galesville, Wis., municipal band. p. and dancing park. p. coronation favors, armory. 1 p. m. to rides and street. SATURDAY a. homecoming Winona. 2 p. Centennial street bands, 30 floats, marching units. 3 p. vaudeville and dancing park stage. p. park stage, Rushford, Minn., High school band. p. vaudeville and dancing park stage. 1 p. m. to rides and street. SUNDAY p. amateur motorboat races. Entry open to area in panrk. p. team direct from Florida park. p. high diving park. p. park. p. vaudeville and dancing park stage. p. fireworks park. (Fired from Latsch Bathing beach.) 1 p. m. to rides and street. HOLE-IN-ONE CONTEST Westfield golf course to noon and 4 to 8 p. m. to noon. ____ of. the celebration. Nominated by business firms throughout the the 26 queen contestants, dressed in formals, were guests at an inaugural ban- quet at the Oaks Thursday eve- ning and later were introduced to the public at the Levee park band and chorus concert marking the official opening of the Steamboat Days program. Blessed by cloudless skies perfect summer weather, night's musical program on and last Unearthed Body Bares Triangle Slaying in State Lengrby, Minn. The body of a 42-year-old farmer, shot in the head and trussed'.with a leather strap, was. taken from a shallow, brush-covered grave Thursday night about 50 miles southeast of Crooks ton. Sheriff Torkel Knutson of Polk county said the slaying apparently stemmed from a triangle love af- fair. Held on open charges were Mrs. Carl Baglien, 33, wife of the dead the man, and Egil and Martin Jpella. banks of the Mississippi attracted j Egil is 21; Martin 19. The sheriff a crowd of nearly that throng-1 Steel Strike Threat Averted For 60 Days Companies, Union Agree to Truman Mediation Bid r.____ ____ steel indus- Rickenbacker "pointed out that'pub-! try's giants bowed to President Tru- lic interest public necessity and pub-lman's insistence today and accepted lie convenience will be furthered by his plan for dealing with their labor said Martin admitted shooting ed the park area. Band Concert On a stage against a backdrop of star-studded skies and the river bluffs, the uniformed Winona mu- nicipal band opened the program with an hour concert of martial and popular tunes preceding the appear- ance of the Winona Civic chorus in its "Century of Song" review. Directed by H. Irving Tingley and costumed in Gay Nineties garb, the 150-voice chorus sang songs popular during various decades of the past 100 years. It's a Grand Night for Sing- the chorus pointed out in its opening number and it was a good night for listening, too, the crowd that filled hastily constructed benches or wandered about the park area agreed. It was one of the largest crowds ever to attend an outdoor .program here and as early as late afternoon, persons had uegun to file into the park to claim bench seats, eat box lunches and Baglien on a lonely road about midnight June 26. The sheriff and Elmer Madson, the authorization of Eastern Air Lines to serve Elgin, Rockford, HI Beloit-Janesville, Wis.; Madi- son, Wis.; Baraboo-Portage, Wis.; JLa Crosse; Winona; Rochester; Red Wing, and Minneapolis-St. Paul by extension of Eastern's routes. Captain Rickenbacker's proposal would extend Eastern's New York- St. Louis route to Tulsa with inter- mediate stops being Jefferson City, Mo.; Springfield, Mo.; Joplin, Mo., and Miami, Okla. The new segment from Kansas City to Tulsa would link Kansas City, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; Emporia, Kan.; Chanute, Kan.; Coffeyville, Kan., and Bartles- vllle, Okla., to Eastern's system. Commenting on the application, Captain Rickenbacker pointed out that certification of Eastern Air Lines for' these 'new routes would provide the important sections of the countrv involved with their first one-carrier service to the Florida whiter resort areas and fast-growing cities of the south and southeast. This move by Eastern is the result of the Civil Aeronautics hoard's June 28 order reopening the North Cen- tral, Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley area route cases following op- position several other com- panies to Mid-Continent's request to dispute. Since the million-member C.I.O. United Steelworkers already had ac- cepted it, the action of the "Big Three" producers headed off for at least 60 days a strike scheduled to begin in some plants at midnight. Most of the smaller companies al- ready had agreed to Mr. Truman's he appoint a three- member board to investigate the wage-pension dispute and make rec- ommendations for a settlement while, meantime, work continues for 60 days. Big Xbrce'Hcsitated The big S. Steel, Beth- lehem and this idea when Mr. Truman advanced it Tuesday. Their stand was that he should act under the Taft-Hartley law. That law provides for fact- finding boards but says the boards shall not make recommendations. In the face of White House pres- sure, they gave up Beth- lehem, the No. 2 producer; then Re- public, No. 3, and finally, "Big Steel" itself, the U. S. Steel Corporation. All emphasized that they would not be bound by the board's recom- mendations. Have Strike Orders Union locals had their strike 16 Attending Conference Close-Mouthed Acheson, Eisenhower, Johnson Among Leaders Attending By Oliver W. De Wolf White House shield of secrecy today threw a tight cover over a super-mysterious conference which brought President Truman together with top military, atomic, diplomatic and congressional leaders. For two hours and 35 minutes these list was impressive together behind closed doors last night in historic Blair house, the President's temporary home. There was no announcement whatever of what went'on. However, the identity of the participants pointed strongly toward some devel- opment in the atomic weapons field on an international level. The 16 men who were closeted with Mr. Truman were singularly close-mouthed as they left. What little they did reply to reporters' questions could be summed up: "If anything is going to be said, the President will say it." Mr. Truman wasn't talking. Tfiere was no sign that he would later. The New York Times said the meeting dealt with the question of giving to Great Britain technical information on the productioa of atomic bombs. It was learned later, however, the newspaper added, that no de- cisions were made during the ses- sion unless the President came to some determination that he did not disclose. The conference, staged against the dual backdrops of (A) The sharp Senate debate on'the Atlantic pact and arms-for-Europe and (B) A congressional hearing into charges of mismanagement ol the atomic energy program, threw open the doors to wide areas of speculation. Here's the list of those at the conference with the President: Vice President Barkley, Secretary of State Acheson, Secretary of De- fense Johnson, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who has been presid- ing as chairman of the joint mili- tary chiefs of staff; House Speaker Rayburn of Texas; Chairman Con- nally (-D-Texas) of the Senate for- eign relations committee; Chairman names to jviiQ-worjuueiiba ic4ucou mi ouiin.w v f nnprate the Parks system as a I orders from C.I.O. President Philip Tydmgs (D-Md.) or operate me _____ armed services commi wholly-owned subsidiary. Murray. One major instruction was i A pre-hearing conference to de- that no communists were to be al- state crime bureau, tne issues in the case and lowed to capitalize on the strike. Of tije proceedings is to bejMurray is fighting "reds" in his this account of the incident: I held in Washington July 18, Shortly _ .latter this conference, the board is agree to one. Mrs. Baghen desirediexDected to set a date for a public to marry Egil, who had been hired hand on who had been a hearing at which witnesses repre- the farm since last aU interested airlines and winter. Martin and Egil intended to "beat up" Baglien and then they and Mrs. Baglien would run away. The night of June 26, the four were driving on a country road near the Baglien farm. The car was stopped and an argument be- gan. Martin took a .22 caliber re- volver and fired at least two shots at Baglien. A piece of harness was wrapped around the body and it was drag- ged about 400 feet to a heavy stand of brush and buried in a four-foot grave and covered with leaves and brush, Dr. H. E. Nelson, Polk county await the beginning of the program. coroneri said Baglien had .been Park Packed shot in the middle of the forehead Defense Attacks Tokyo Rose' Identity Story San defense rubber, they''were able to force j Washington President Tru- pounded today at a former war the United" States, the world's man signed tne long-range housing'correspondent's testimony that Iva today and said it must be putpguri D'Ajuino told him she was i Japan's only wartime Tokyo Rose. j Clark Lee, a government witness at Mrs. D'Aquino's treason trail, tes- tified yesterday she told him she Truman Signs Housing Bill pay through the nose. Meanwhile I they enjoyed delightful profits jinto operation quickly. while risking very little capital in I The President called improvements. ithan These pood old days will never i a score of sponsors of the inese poua urn un.vs for the sitmine return. Simply because American- j legislation for tne signing made synthetic rubber places Younger members of the audi-jand that his skull, was fractured ence perched in trees and virtually and his neck broken, every vantage point in the park! Martin said after the body had was used by the audience to view I been buried he returned to his job the program and hear the West Polk county, scattering that was punctuated by the stacatto] pieces of the gun along the way. aU interested airlines j cities will testify. The board has heretofore decided that public convenience and neces- sity with respect to the route pat- tern and the need for air transpor- tation over the Parks' routes has already been established. The ques- tion to be determined now is wheth- er Mid-Continent will be certificated to operate the routes through an approval of the proposed agreement providing for Mid-Continent to ac- quire control of Parks Air Lines or whether the routes will be operated oy Eastern or other applicants. State Railroads Ask Five-Day Freight Service St. <fP) Minnesota railroads today asked the state railroad and sounds of motorboats in the riverj First indication of anything warehouse commission for authority and the cries of pop-corn and soft! amiss was cattle running unattend- drinks hawkers. Candidates for the title of Steam- boat Days Queen will be feted at a banquet in the Hotel Winona to-: day at p. m., at which time I ed op the Baglien farm. Neighbors reported to Louis Peterson, Foss- ton police chief, who turned the case over to the sheriff. Martin disclosed location of the alone was the Tokyo Rose of Japan's iconcert from, the Levee park stage a board of three judges will select! grave. He broke down after the a queen to be crowned at the coro- body was unearthed and offered nation ball in the armory at "tell the truth" to the sheriff, p. m. The sheriff said several days Any person wearing a the killing, Egil and Mrs. Days button will be admitted tojBaglien had sold about 20 head of the Coronation ball as well as and the Baglien car. events on the four-day program. The Galesville, Wis., municipal band will be spotlighted in another ment. YET, first major victory in his UNHAPPILY, this is notjdeal" legislative program. (Continued on Page 5, Column, 5.) ALSOP Aid to German Orphans Proposed Washington Three sena- In a statement, M he measure "equips the federal government, for the first time, with effective means for aiding cities in the vital task of clearing slums and rebuilding blighted areas." He said he is submitting to Con- gress "immediately" a request for additional appropriations necessary to finance the program this year. tors have proposed a appropriation to assist German war orphans to become useful citizens of I. _ their country. MOiTIS tO OppOSC A bill introduced by. Senators Lan- CR.-N. Eastland (D.-Miss.) and McCarthy (R.-Wls.) would put the money in the hands of the Ger- man central war council to be used "In order to justify your exclu- sive story you asked her that speci- fic question: 'Are you the only Tok- yo Didn't asked Col- lins. for education and training of the youngsters, and for food, clothing, shelter and medical attention. O'Dwyer for Mayor New Morris, a political heir of the late Piorello H. La Guardia. emerged today as fusion candidate against Mayor William O'Dwyer, 'fairjsuuvc U1 the barge stage. an admission that it was to Lee's Street Carnival Throughout each of the remain- ing three days of the festival, carni- val shows and rides will be in pro- gress along the Midway on Main street, between Third and Second streets. Veteran rivermen will be guests at a Rivermen's homecoming dinner in the Hotel Winona at a, m., Saturday, when Martin L. Fugina, Fountain City attorney, will serve as toastmaster and introduce men who have manned the boats in river traffic. Saturday's program will be nigh- lighted by the 70-unit parade begin- ning at 2 p. m. The mile and one-quarter line of units and floats will pa- (Continned on Page 9, Column 6.) STEAMBOAT DAYS "No that is not true." replied Lee- Lee described how he and Harry Brundldge, then an associate editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, obtained an interview with- her in Tokyo on j September 1, 1945. Collins asked him if she did not tell him she was not the only girl on Radio only Tokyo Rose. Lee answered. "It's -just half true. She said she was not the only girl on Radio Tokyo but that she was the only Tokyo Rose." i.P. House mem- ed in many steel centers, antici-jtee, and Representative Cole (R- patlng the walkout. These included N.Y.) a number of Carnegie-Illinois, a TT. S. Steel subsidiary, at Chicago, HI., and Gary, Ind. Steel firms also were laying off workers in advance. to curtail Saturday freight service after September 1 when the five-day work week goes into effect on rail- roads. One of the roads, the Great North- em, also asked for permission to own Steelworkers union and in the C.I.O. A quick White House response to U. S. Steel's telegram suggesting that Mr. Truman change his orig- inal peace offer, was expected. If the President could bring about a settlement before midnight, the strike orders could be revoked, and blast furnaces stoked up again. Already furnaces had been bank- the Senate armed services committee; Chair- man McMahon (D-Conn.) of the joint Senate-House energy committee. Also Senator Vandenberg (R- Republican foreign policy spokesman and member of both the foreign relations and joint atomic committees; Senator Hickenlooper a member of both groups and author of the "incredible mis- management" charges against the Atomic Energy commission Representative Durham vice-chairman of the joint commit- At Gary, Orval J. Kincaid, sub- fied "men. district director of the union, de- ber on the committee. Chairman David E. LUlenthal of the AEC; Joseph Volpe, Jr., AEC general counsel, and two unldenti- Both the areas of speculation- fended the union's bargaining de- and the enhanced by mands and said: "We've got the an accumulating number.of facts, government on our side." jnone of which supplied any de- Last night's message to Mr. Tru-ttnitive answers. Among them: man from President Benjamin F.! 1- That the conference itself was Pairless of U. S. Steel seemed toinever announced officially, but only leave the door slightly ajar by Mr. Truman at more maneuvering before a strike his press conference after the news occurred already had seeped out. Two of the six major companies, 2. That the conference was held Jones Laughlin and Wheeling in the evening at Blair in- Steel, agreed to go along with thejstead of during the day at the White Truman proposal for the 60-day House. truce, beginning Saturday, to per-j 3. That the White House imposed mit the fact-finding board to pictures" ban and the White tion. If agreed on, the board wouldjHouse press office declared there report by September 1. Claim Act By-Passed was no statement to be forthcoming. 4. That the usual jovial Vice- close depots in about 60 small com-i Pairless indicated that Mr. Tru-i President Barkley was grim-faced, 'man was by-passing the Taft-Hart-1and Senator Tydings was cryptic munities on Saturdays. The railroads said they would be unable to pay overtime to keep the :reight operations going on Satur- days. The commission set August 3 as the date for a hearing on the peti- ;ions. ley act by giving a an unusual extent. board the right to suggest a settle- 5. That, as it was disclosed event- Mrs. Carl Baglien, 33, and Egil KjeUa, 21, both above, were ques- tioned at Lengby, Minn., today in the slaying of Mrs. Baglien's hus- band June 26. Baglien was shot and beaten. (AJ. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ment. He argued that so long as ually, there was a gentlemen s that law is on the books, Mr. Tru-j agreement" that no one but the man is bound to use it. would say anything. boards under Taft-Hartley arei barred from recommending settle- ment terms. But Mr. Truman told his news conference yesterday a steel strike would not immediately threaten the national health and safety, and therefore Taft-Hartley emergency powers could not be invoked for some time after a total shutdown. Fairless disagreed with that, but his major request of the President was: "We respectfully ask that you advise us if you are willing to modi- fy your proposal so that the pow- ers of the proposed board will ex-1 pressly be limited to fact-finding." LOCAL WEATHER. Mr. Truman, in proposing his official observations for the 24 own sort of panel, said its entjing ati2 m. today: mehdations would not bind any of Maximum, 89; minimum, 61; noon, i Three Badly Burned In Beloit Accident Beloit, Wis. Three men were being treated today for serious burns "suffered when they discon- nected a boiler pipe yesterday. They are Ivan Hardgraves, 33, Burton Peters, SO, and F. R. Davis, 53, all of Beloit. WEATHER the parties. However, public opin- 84; precipitation, none; sun sets to- ion would be an influence in sup- night at sun rises tomorrow at port of any finding by an impartial agency, in view of the dire threat FEDEEA1 FORECASTS continue high, at least for a time, iu event of a walkout. Winona and in view of the dire threat ttTthe economy from a strike. The consequences of a long steel fair and cool tonight, low 58. Satur- strike could be far-reaching, but day partly cloudy, not much change auto production was expected to in temperature, high Saturday aft' ernoon 84. Additional weather on Page 8.