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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              FAIR TONIGHT, SATURDAY FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 132 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 22, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Atom Weapons to Europe Face Ban Latsch Water Not Checked In Ten Years There can be no comparison, from a sanitary standpoint, between a. properly constructed and operated artificial swimming pool and a natural swimming place, such as the John A. Latsch beach. Lake Wi- nona or the gravel pits west of the city. Such an artificial pool is always in the Class A category and often shows a coliform bacteria count of zero. The natural swimming pools in the southern part of the state, generally speaking, are in the "doubt- ful to poor" classification which means they have a coliform bacteria count of 50 to per milliliter (one fifth of a pint of This was the statement made in! Winona Thursday by F. J. Kil- patrick, this district's public health engineer for the Minnesota depart- ment of health. i Coliform count is the index to: pollution. Mr. Kilpatrick and these are the standards: Count Class I 0-50 A "Good" 51-500 B "Doubtful" C "Poor" Over D "Out" An example of a Class A pool is the Rochester municipal swimming! London Striking dockers pool at Soldier's field. During Junejwho have crippled the port of Lon- coliform counts were made on ten cjon for 25 days vot-d today to re- State Investment Check Ordered Striking London Dockworkers to Return to Jobs different days, and no count was higher than ten. Only on three days was there any count at all. One day turn to their jobs Monday. The vote came at a huge mass Gov. Youngdahl To Appoint Advisory Group Committee Will Be Named, Start Work Very Soon St.. Paul Disclosures in the Arkansas bond deal prompted Gov- ernor Luther Youngdahl to an- nounce today that he will appoint an advisory committee to explore the entire field of the state's in- vestment operations. The announcement came as mem- bers of the state executive council assembled to consider a demand by War in China Flares Anew one sample showed negative or zero meeting in Victoria park, where the and another sample ten; another day four and two, and the third day ten and four. On all other days the count on all samples was zero. Winona's Latsch beach is probably an example of a "doubtful to poor" pool, based on a survey made by the state and city departments of health ten years ago, according to Mr. Kilpatrick, Since there has been little change in pollution control upriver from Winona and in Winona during the last decade, he does not believe that another survey would show a great change. The July-August, 1939, coliform survey revealed that water at the Latsch beach and immediately up- river from it had counts ranging from 130 to 900. The average count at the beach, based on counts made from July 35 to August 17, Was 239, while the average count upriver, based on counts during the same period, was 407. (The same survey showed a count as high as about in Lake Winona.) This is the most recent coliform count available for Latsch beach. During the early 1940's, when city was employing a sanitary engi-' committee leading the walkout rec-l ammended that the men call it oft. A member of the strike committee told the men of the decision. He said the decision had been reached after consultation with an official of the Canadian Seamen's union The London walkout began as a sympathy move with the CSU, which had blacklisted two Ca- nadian ships docked in London. The committee member said the CSU now had agreed to "dear" the ships. Chicago-Twin Cities NWA Flights to Get Stratocruisers St. Paul Airlines will begin Stratocruiser service Au- gust 1 with three daily round trips between the Twin Cities and Chica- go, Bullwinkel, N.W.A. vice- president in charge of traffic, an- Youngdahl for the resignation of Charles Foster of St. Paul as execu- tive secretary of the state invest- charged that ment board. The governor has neer, some counts were made, bui the city department of health has been unable to locate these. The department does not now make checks of bathinjr water, although It does check drinking water constantly. The Rochester example of a Class A pool, contains gallons of purified, chlorinated, fil- tered, etc., water, which is con- stantly being changed. tir o-nrf nr -me tuniue uic .Dueiug- Water pours in and out of the, stratocruiser the "largest pool at the rate OL gallons aJQnf, pvpr nilt into minute, so there is a complete turn-j over of water three times in everyj 24 hours. At the Winona beach, have bathed since June opening day. No samples have ever been taken of the water in the gravel pits. The 75-passenger plane will make morning, afternoon and evening de- partures from each terminal. Flight time to Chicago will be one hour and 30 minutes, with the re- turn trip taking ten minutes long- er. Etratocruiser service will be ex- tenaed to all Northwest domestic! and overseas routes as soon as sufficient planes are delivered. The airline already has two of its fleet of ten. Foster Retained St. Paul The state ex- ecutive council today refused to heed Governor Youngdahl's demand for the discharge of Charles Foster as secretary of the state board of investment. A 35-second period of silence prevailed among the five mem- bers of the council after the governor finished reading por- tions of a transcript designed to show that Foster had "falsi- fied and concealed" public re- cords in violation of the stat- utes. The governor claims that Foster's action in deleting: por- tions of the minutes of a meet- ing of the investment board was responsible for hiding a 000 purchase of Arkansas state bonds. Canton Bed troops today spilled into south central Hunan province, potential scene of China's biggest battle since Suchow, Nationalist forces may brace there for a show against the con- quering reds. Nationalist spokes- men here said trains into apparent- jly doomed Changsha were still run- ning although red troops were vir- tually on the outskirts. Successes were claimed by the Nationalists in the seaboard prov- ince of Fukien. Nationalists also claimed to have retaken Shuikou on the Min river and said they were advancing against commun- ist held Kutien, 80 miles north- west of Foochow, Fukien capital. Twin Cities, Duluth Need More Teachers A Watertown, S, D., dairy truck transporting 15 tons of butter overturned after it collided with two semi-truck tractors on highway 61, near Minnesota City, Thursday afternoon. Damage to the truck shown above has been estimated at although neither of the drivers involved in the accident injured. Republican-Herald photo Atlantic Pact Wins Senate President Preparing Message Asking Arms for Allies By John M. Higbtower Washington Overwhelm- iing Senate approval of the North Atlantic treaty cleared the way to- day for President Truman's formal request that America help arm its European allies. This highly controversial plan calls for more than a billion dol- lars' worth of arms during the next 12 months. Mr. Truman was sched- uled to send Congress a message on it shortly. Original plans-had called for the President to submit the program today. But an administration source reported that some delay had developed and the message would not be ready today. The President's proposal was ex- pected to provide a bar against giving the Europeans atom bombs. It was understood the administra- Foster has "tempered with and fal- sified the records of the investment board to cover up a secret deal be- tween the board and the Charles Fuller Investment Company of Min- neapolis" for the purchase of OOOjOOO worth of Arkansas state bonds. Youngdahl said the committee (Continued on Page 8. Column 6.) YOUNGDAHL Material in Atomic Weapons Has Peace Uses, Expert Says Brunswick, Maine (IP) The Atomic Energy commission says it The" airline" termed the Boeing- beat lts atomic sword lnto a St. Paul acute shortage of elementary teachers still exists in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Du- luth while the situation throughout the remainder of the state is im- proved. This report was made today to Dean M. Schweickhard, state ed- ucation commissioner, by F. R. Adams, director of the teacher personnel division. Information received from 321 school superintendents maintaining graded elementary and high schools and from 65 county superintendents shows there are not as many posi- tions unfilled throughout the state as there were a year ago. 'There still continues to be a shortage in certain fields such as English, home economics, library, commercial and for the elementary Adams disclosed. Adams' information, however, does not cover the three large ci- ties where, he said, the situation is "acute" insofar as elementary teachers are concerned. The reports from 321 of the 482 districts maintaining graded ele- of peace and democracy." It said the ban was intended "to split the united front of people fighting for peace against the Anglo-American and added I ----------------------------------------------that it was bound to fail. I Traffic on highway 61 was blocked The English-language broadcast !for a snort time late Thursday Allowing the spectacular Excommunication Part Of CoW War, Say London The Moscow radio charged today that Roman Catho-j lie excommunication of communists was a Vatican contribution to "the cold war that Anglo-American reactionaries are waging against the camp Overturned Butter Truck Blocks Road Fire Hits Elevators, Litchfield Mill Litchfield, Minn., Fire, for a time threatened about a score of gasoline bulk storage tanks, caused in estimated 000 damage last night when it showed swept through two elevators and the excommunication decree of July 13. Isakov declared that by the de- cree "all the enormous ramified propaganda machinery of the Cath- olic church is placed at the serv- ice of the 'cold war' that Anglo- collision of a truck loaded with 15 tons of butter and two semi-truck tractors. The accident occurred at about p. m., on the highway three miles north of Minnesota City and American reactionaries are waging resulted in more than dam- against the camps of peace and' democracy. The July 13 decree is actually one more Vatican con- tribution to this 'cold war.' "The camp of peace and demo- cracy" is a favorite Russian term that 770 positions are still unfilled, a feed mill. compared with 901 vacant places The mill, which had only recently a year ago. been completed, and the elevators Approximately 155 English! were owned by the Farm Feed ;eachers, 49 home economics in- j Manufacturing Company. Homer B. for the lutes. ad i age to the three trucks. According to State Highway Pa- trolman Eugene Molitor who was called to investigate the accident, the mishap occurred when a loaded Ice Cream Company structors and 45 commercial teach- ers are needed to fill vacancies now existing, according to Adams. In the elementary schools, there I still are '291 vacancies. In the rural schools, under direct supervision of country county su- perintendents, reports from 65 of the 87 superintendents indicate there are 522 vacancies at the pre- sent time. into service. Cost of Living Rises Slightly Washington The govern- ment's cost of living index went up 0.2 per cent in the month ended June 15, largely because of a rise in food prices. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported its consumers' price index was per cent of the 1935-39 average on June 15. That was 1.2 per cent lower than a year ago, 27.2 per cent higher than in June, 1946. when most price controls were lifted, and 72 per cent above the August, 1939, index. Food prices rose 0.9 per cent dur. ing the month. There were also advances for rents and fuels. Prices of house furnishings dropped 1.2 per cent, clothing prices went down 0.5 per cent, and prices of miscellaneous goods and services dropped 0.2 per cent. The food price index on June 15 was 204.3 per cent of the 1935-39 avsrage. That was 4.6 per cent be- low a year ago but 40 per cent above the June, 1946, level. Between mid-May and mid-June, food prices advanced in 53 of the 56 cities sun-eyed. Increases of as much as three per cent were noted in Manchester, N. H., Port- land, Me., and Peoria and Spring- field, 111. Lower food prices were reported only in Memphis, Los Seattle. The increase in food prices was due mainly to more-than-seasonal increases of 5.0 per cent in meat prices and per cent in eggs. plowshare whenever world peace is) assured. Commissioner Sumner T. Pike, in an address at Bowdoin college to- day referred to the stock- piles of fissionable materials for weapons, but said this ingredient for bombs: "Can be, if and when the threat of war has 'ceased, used as a stock- pile for peaceful applications, Phocniz, Ariz. S. Treas-jnotably power." department agents seized In this connection, Pike noted 000 in opium and gambling equip-1 that during the next two years the ment in twin raids on two will complete the de- in Opium, Gambling Equipment Seized at Phoenix establishments last night. Isign and start construction of two Earl Smith of the department's I atomic reactor plants, while two narcotic division said one of the jmore will get under way in another two dens is considered among the I two or three years. The first ma- C.I.O. May Ask Stockyard Strike In St. Paul South St. Paul official of the United Packinghouse Work- ers of America, C.I.O., said yes- terday he has asked national head- quarters' permission to order a strike at the South St. Paul Union Stockyards. Clenn Chinander, director of Dis- trict 2, of the union reported he has so advised Governor Young- dahl by letter. A governor's fact-finding com- mission, Chinander said, failed to recommend a raise in contract ne- laigest smoking and gambling chines probably will be constructed gotiations which have been under places in the United States. near Arco, Idaho. way since February 23. its stand firmly on the side ofijt Official observations for the 24 Squall seven miles off Point Betsie, Mich., forces crew of cruising division entry, to cut spinnaker guy line and release huge sail" to keep from capsizing during Mackinac Island ys.cht race from Chicago. Crewman makes perilous ascent of mast for repairs. CAP Photo) Hanson, manager, made the dam- age estimate. Dassel, "Grove City and Atwater firemen joined the local depart- ment. The elevators and mills were lo- cated about a block and half from the center of town on the Great Northern Railway right of way. The elevators were purchased from the farmers exchange by the farm feed firm shortly after a mill it owned burned in a fire January 15, Hanson said. 613 Million Military Construction Bill Advanced in House Washington The House armed services committee today approved a bill for military construction to improve domestic and foreign bases. The action was taken by a un- animous vote. The authorization bill does not provide the actual money. The total includes: for the Air Force; for the Navy, and for the Army. The committee knocked out a provision authorizing for construction work of. an emergency nature. Lakehead Ports Show Record Foreign Traffic Dntuth More foreign ves- sels visited Lakehead ports during fiscal 1949 than in any comparable postwar period, Duluth immigra- tion and customs officials reported today. The increase in foreign arrivals .was continuing into July. Federal I authorities attributed much, of the increase to continuation of legisla- tion permitting Canadian steamers 'to engage in coastwise U. S. trade. Harry Gordon, head of the Dul- uth immigration and Naturaliza- tion office, said his men had board- ed 940 foreign vessels visiting Dul- uth-Superior harbor, Ashland, Two Harbors, and Grand Marais in the past year. That number represents a 14 per cent increase over fiscal 1348. Fiscal 1947 saw only 463 for- eign arrivals in the same ports. Tne broadcast accused driven by Harvey Pamter of ercy of "preying on the religious Watertown, S. D., and a truck trac- clergy traditions "preying and feelings religious of many plain people in an attempt to dis- arm them morally to weaken their will to resist the danger of a flash aggression which is threatening the world. "But this maneuver is doomed to the Moscow radio said. "The broad masses of the people have co'me to see very clearly that they can uphold peace only by drawing closer to each other; only through a staunch fight waged by a united front of working people irrespective of their religious con- victions. "Nobody will be able to split I this the broadcast said. j It said the reason the Pope issued j I the ban on communism "lies !the successful peace movement andj the number of Catholic laymen and even priests taking part in it." "Today the Vatican has taken another Message Monday The White House announced today that President Truman will send to Congress Monday a proposed program of foreign military aid to back up the Atlantic pact. Vice President Barkley said it will be pressed for passage at this session. Barkley, who attended a cabinet session at the White House, said the administration hopes to pass both an author- ization bill and an appropria- tion to finance the arms pro- grams before It quits around September 1. He said he does not expect as much debate on the arms program as occurred, in the Senate during consideration of the pact, which the Senate rati- fied yesterday by a vote of 82 to 13. It is understood that the pro- posed authorization will be for for foreign mili- tary aid, of which would go to this country's as- sociates in the North Atlantic treaty. tion bill would specify that nothing- in it would supersede the atomic by Eldon Tolliver, Detroit, Mich., j energy act, which forbids release sideswiped on the highway. The truck driven south by Painter overturned following the crash while the northbound tractors re- mained upright although each was damaged extensively. None of the butter was damaged and both driv- ers escaped injury. Damage to the dairy truck was estimated at and to the two tractors, WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and cooler tonight, low 57; Saturday fair and pleasant, high 82. LOCAL WEATHER the most extreme de- clared the commentator. "The Holy See has not the slightest intention of excommunicating those who pub- licly call for a new war, for drop- ping atom bombs." hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 88; minimum, 61; noon, 77; precipitation, trace; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 8. Seaman Edward Ellison, above, Media, Pa., dashed back into a crashed C-46 plane at Seattle to get. the dog of Mrs. Delores New York city. Both Ellison and Mrs. Felep, who had been visiting her husband in Alaska, were released after emergency hospital Wirephoto) of atomic explosives. Approved 82-13 The 20-year treaty won through to ratification late yesterday by vote of 82 to 13 after administra- tion leaders had given repeated assurances that senators who voted for the pact would not be obligated to vote for the arms bill. This means that now in urging passage of the bill the administration ap- parently will not be able to use any suggestion of obligation as an argument for favorable action. On its face, the treaty is not a specific defense against any parti- cular aggressor but its primary purpose is to provide security for the western European nations against any attack by Russia. 'The 12 signers agree that they will regard any attack on one as an attack on all. For the first time in history, the United States is (Continued on Page 9, Column 5.) ATLANTIC PACT Mundf Believes VaughanWillTestify Mundt R.-S. D.) said today he now regards it as certain that President Tru- man's army aide, Major General Harry H. Vaughan, will testify in the Senate investigation of "five percenters." Now that President Truman has said it is all right with him for Vaughan to testify, I con- sider it a foregone conclusion that he will be asked to appear and will Mundt declared1. The South Dakota lawmaker is a member .of the Senate investi- gations subcommittee getting ready to start public hearings on charges that some persons, for a fee, have tried to influence the awarding of government contracts. Vaughan has said he knows "about 300 persons in Washington" active in contract operations. Vaughan was present at a White Eouse news conference yesterday when Mr. Truman said, in reply to a question, that -his aide has his permission to testify if called before the Senate subcommittee. The President added, however, that he does not believe Vaughan was mixed up in the "five per- center" operations which already have resulted in the suspension of two key army officers. -They are Major General Herman Feldman, the quartermaster general, and Ma- jor General Alden H. Waitt, chief of the chemical corps.   

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