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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1949, Winona, Minnesota CLOUDY TONIGHT, RAIN TUESDAY FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 134 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 25, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES European Arms Asked Immediately Car Kills Man Walking On Highway Arcadia, Wis. cor-j oner's inquest will be held here Wednesday to investigate the death of John Swartz, 50-year-old farm laborer, who was killed while walk- ing home late Sunday evening. Swartz was reportedly walking on the correct side of the highway 93 about half miles east of Pine he was hit by a car driven by Louis Lessman, Pine Creek. Regional Jobs Aid Program Gets Under Way Commerce Secretary Sawyer Making Survey in Boston By Norman Walker Washington The admin- istration launched its regional busi- iness jobs aid plan today. Presi- According to Traffic Officerjdent Truman was reported mean- Maurice Scow and Sheriff Charles while as determined to wait another Keilholtz who investigated along with Coroner Martin Wiemer, Less- man had just passed a car operated I by John Kamrowski, Pine Creek, when Swartz was struck. Suffering injuries of the leg and shoulder and a skull fracture, Swartz lived about five minutes after being hit. The inquest will be held in the city hall here at 10 a.m. Wednes- President Truman today signed the instrument of ratification of the North Atlantic pact in a White House ceremony at Washing- ton. Standing, left to right, are: Defense Secretary Louis Johnson, Senator Scott Lucas (D.-I1U, Senator Tom Conally Senator William Fulbright, Secretary of State Dean Ache- son, Senator Claude Pepper Vice-President Alben W. Barkley and Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Second Heat Wave Of Year to Continue Until Tuesday Night The second heat wave of the season was blistering this area today, 'city and it may continue anther day, j Rprrpatinn Dirprtnr E P Hartl The Weather bureau predicts a high of 82 Tuesday, but late after- Dlrector K P' Hartl isix months to see whether the eco- nomy gets better or then see what's needed. For the time being, Mr. Truman plans to pin-point federal spending in areas hardest hit by unemploy- ment and business decline. In that connection Secretary of Commerce Sawyer went to Boston to confer with the New England council and governors of New Eng- economic -jday. Swartz is survived by his mother and two brothers Thomas and Blaze in Holcomb coulee. Funer- al arrangements are pending. Two Beaches at La Crosse Closed La north Crosse, Wis. La Crosse's side and Pettibone park At the same time, Under Secre- tary of Commerce Cornelius Van- derbilt Whitney and Assistant Sec- retary Thomas C. Blaisdell journey- ed to Louisville and Atlanta to meet with business groups. Other Commerce department of- ficials were to go later in the week to the Midwest, and to other sec- tions, to get on-the-spot data of economic sore spots. Meanwhile a top government offi- cial specializing in administration economic policy said President Tru- (man has set a deadline of January for a new appraisal of the nation's economy. Congress Urged To O.K. Bill for Truman Calls On Legislators To Act Promptly noon thundershowers are scheduled to introduce cooler weather. Until then the heat will continue. By mid-afternoon today the mer- cury was expected to or over, and tonight it'll drop to no more than 76. By contrast, it went down to 64 last night. The Alsops Politics Soiling In Ohi IO By Joseph Alsop Washington After visibly play- ing with the idea of changing his Isolationist spots, Senator Robert A. Taft took the lead last week against the Atlantic pact. In doing so, he almost seemed to go out of his way to mark the difference between him- Hartl made his announcement after conferring with city and state health authorities, who recom- mended swimming in the Missis- H it gets worse by then, this official said, the President will come forward with a New Deal- like, pump-priming plan designed to reinvigorate the country. Republican-Herald photo One Driver Was Injured when the two panel trucks shown above collided at Grand and Howard streets early Saturday afternoon. In the foreground is the damaged front end of the truck driven by Walter Kalraes, East King street, while at the right neighboring' residents crowd around the other truck involved in the mishap. The truck at the right was driven by Donald Rihs, 656 Grand street, who suffered .a lacerated head in the accident. The Rihs truck skidded out' of control after the collision and crashed into a house. sippi and Black rivers be prohlb- fee? that he must i CAJU VAgUi LAIC lj U Llil Li Jf i "If there is no upturn this later 'gate a traffic accident on Stolen Car, Accidents Keep Sheriff on Jump Sheriff George Fort had quite a weekend. Since Friday night, the sheriff has had slightly less than four hours sleep, was involved in a traffic accident and was called from his office repeatedly on a series of traffic mishaps, trouble calls and investiga- day 95, plenty hot, but still well below the season's ited at this time. In the case of the north side Hartl said, closing is deemed necessary be- iCause of- numerous cases of Lea 91. self and his party's world-mmdedj Scattered ndj hours even ten degrees higher. At a.m. it was 92, and still creeping upward, although clouds were be- ginning to cover the blazing eun. The noon reading was S3. Yesterday's 95 here was about average for Minnesota and Wiscon- sin. Highest in Minnesota yesterday was 97 at New Ulm, while in Wis- consin Blair and Menomonie had 95. Rochester had 95, Pipestone and Worthington 94 and St. Cloud and fell In some leaders, Senators Vandenberg andjsections rf ffie MMwest yesterday Dulles. And now, this week, he a shower that brought undoubtedly attack the European per inch of rain here- river north of La ?er itself, however, according to from the state health laboratory. On the other hand, the Missis- sippi river beach is being closed not only because of its polio threat, but mainly because state labora- tory tests of water samples show the Mississippi impure, with a high bacteria count. be this official said. He asked not to be quoted by name. The. official was inclined to be optimistic for business recovery, pinning his hopes mainly on re- plenishment of Inventories which many businessmen have allowed to drop below this year, in expecting still lower prices. Confidence in the nation's basic economic health was expressed man Hitchhiker Sought In Highway Slaying Oconto, Wis. Probers of Emil A. Nordfaeck's murder are for an unkempt youth who evidence of a AIter a sleepless night, the sheriff was called to Dakota to investi- evidence of a a tT.affin nn htehwav 61, shortly before 8 a. m. today. The accident occurred near the limits of Dakota and resulted in serious injuries, cuts and bruises to a 65-year-old Red Wing woman, Mrs. Elizabeth Van Schaick. Mrs. Van Schaick told authorities p that she was driving north on high-1 way 61 when.she met two south-'! bound semi-trucks. One of the trucks was attempting to pass the other and Mrs. Van Schaick, fear- ing a head-on collision with the truck, drove off on the shoulder of the road. 1 The car skidded into a shallow ditch and crashed into a telephone pole causing damage estimated at to the automobile. Lcs Fractured Washington President Tru- iman called on Congress today to approve swiftly a for- jeign arms program. He said it is needed because friendly nations in 'western Europe and elsewhere I need to build up their defenses against the danger of Russian ag- jgression. The chief executive, evidently hoping to counter the demands of some senators to trim down the cost of the proposal, said his rec- ommendation covers only "the most pressing current needs for military aid." This aid, he said, would go main- ly to eight European nations and to about half a dozen others scat- tered all the way from Europe to the Pacific ocean. "If this program of military aid is to Mr. Truman said in a special message to the law- makers, "we must prosecute it promptly and vigorously. Our poli- cies for peace are having the desired effect. We cannot afford to lose the momentum we have al- ready At another point, the President declared that the projected pro- pram would be "like the North At- lantic treaty .entirely defensive in character." Arms Program Provisions At the same instant Mr. Tru- man's message was being read In Congress, the State department made public the text of an admin- istration bill to carry out the arms program. This bill would give the chief executive great flexibility in Two panel trucks were damaged j distributing arms to other coun- Truck Hits House After Collision night by three speakers on the Uni- versity of Chicago radio round ta- the afternoon preceding his slay- ing. wells and can be controlled. We. They were Secretary Sawyer Persons at Iron Molmtain and Crystal Falls Mich related yes- observing a dark complex- ioned mau of about 20 riding with Nordbeck in his car Friday after- noon. The 43-year-old comptroller for the Phoenix Chair Company of Vice-president Theodore Yntema of the Ford Motor Company, and Sen- ator Douglas Yntema expressed a view that It Is "practically Impossible to have in the next year or two a collapse that of 1930-32." He joined with tion department will maintain a I skeleton staff of life guards at both city beaches as safety patrolmen. Beach guards will be instructed to with even but "nof acjueo 10 ttic tiircdQy Polio cases in La Crosse and the military aid program greater violence, The event is significant, because this flat reassertion of his isolation-) ism completes the picture of as a political thinker which the Sen-i ator will present to the voters in the crucial Ohio election next year. Meanwhile, it is also important that the opposition to Senator Taft is organizing in a novel and very! formidable way. Of course it is not Taft's unyield-j Washington The "52-20" ing isolationism, but his sponsor-1 provisions of the G. I .bill of D L J L D j. ship of the Taft-Hartley act. which has been 153 Dy Nllled Dy Cat has caused this development. !pajd m jobless benefits to j which began even before the lastjworld War II veterans, expire to- Mt. Morris, Hi. Susan Di- election. The political arm of the night, I ane McLauglilin. 11 months old, G. I. '52-20' To Expire Tonight surrounding state area reached 35 today, equaling the total of the entire 1948 polio season. Latest victims are men far of the age group usually stricken by the disease. They are a 47-year- old resident of route two, Bangor, and a 55-year-old city resident. C.I.O., the Political Action com- The "52-20" popular name for the killed yesterday when struck the possibility of a further sharp business decline. Shingler Named Division Engineer On Mississippi St. Paul Appointment Of Brigadier General Don G. Shingler as division engineer of the Upper extensively, the driver of one in- jured and a house shaken on its foundation as the result of a spec- tacular traffic mishap at Grand and Howard streets Saturday aft- ernoon. The accident occurred at p. street by East tries but would bar giving away any atomic bombs. In an accompanying booklet, the State department blasted Russia with even blunter words than those Mr. Truman used. The booklet said: "The political aggression and ex- of the Soviet Union, collided with another truck travel- ing north on Grand street and dri- ven by Donald Rihs, 656 Grand street. After the collision the Rihs truck skidded out of control across the intersection, jumped a curb and crashed into a house owned by Mrs. E, M. Vater at 477 Grand street. ctreet malignant growth international communism, have Mrs. Van Schaick was taken to I The occupants of the house stated the Winona General hospital .In plaster on the walls of two Sheboygan was found shot to death] Stevens Service ambulance and was <sret.'keA by the impact Saturday in his auto parked on a laminations at the hospital revealed and a Djc'ture hanKinc on the wall highway at Stiles Junction J J here. Nordbeck's passenger wore a white T-shirt and blue overall ceived a report that an automobile trousers and was badly in need of a haircut, police learned. One wit- ness at Iron Mountain said he heard the youth declare his destination was Antigo, Wis, Nordbeck's friends said he was in the habit of picking up hitch that she suffered a fractured leg and head cuts and bruises. Sunday evening, Sheriff Fort re- had been stolen from a Plainview man visiting in Elba late yesterday afternoon. The owner of the car, Joseph Markus, notified Deputy Sheriff Francis Jensen of St. Charles that he had parked the car on a street hikers in his traveling from his in. Elba Sunday afternoon and dis- West Allis home to his job at covered that it was missing when he _ _ Sheboygan. When they advised I returned .0 the parking place escaped was knocked to the floor. bred' a new fear and insecurity in the world." Mr. Truman said that the prepar- ation of military means "for keep- ing the peace is necessary not only to the security of the United States but also to build a safe and pros- perous world society." Mr. Truman told Congress he did not want to spell out the arms to be given each country. He asked instead for general authority to provide arms and war materials for Britain, Prance, Belgium, the j Netherlands, Luxembourg (which Rihs told Winona police that the together the Western Euro- Mississippi Valley division, which in-him against this practice theyiabout 5 P- ax eludes the St. Paul district corps Nordbeck would laugh and! engineers, was announced today that he "liked company in first impact of the collision threw him to the floor of the truck and, dazed, he was unable to gain con- trol of the car before it crashed into the corner of the house. Rihs was taken to the Winona General hospital in a police ambu- lance for treatment of a head lac- eration and other cuts and bruises but' was released after receiving first aid treatment for his injuries, in the ac- the Army. Division headquarters are in St. Louis. Shingler has been chief of the engineer division, European command headquarters in Germany, mittee, then shed its fellow-travel- [program was based on the top the head by a baseball bat dur- lers and agitprop experts and got fits available: a week for a picnic baseball game here[ ce -pi- e "1 down to business under Jack Kroll. At that time, the A.F. of L. also organized labor's League for ticiil Education, under Joseph Keenan. SINCE THE ELECTION, the Im- mensely powerful Railroad Brother- hoods have put their railway labor's! political league on a militant under C. T, Anderson. And what is more Important yet, Kroll of the C.- I.O., Keenan of the A.F. of L. and Anderson of the Brotherhoods have formed a close political partnership, in which representatives of the big, independent machinists union also participate. This completely urganized, effi-l cient political unity and militancy. of almost all American labor is a! brand new phenomenon, entirely! without parallel even in the New' (Continued on Page 14, Column 4.) ALSOP Douglas Undergoes Operation on Eye London U. S. Ambas- sador Lewis W. Douglas under- went a major operation today in the hope of saving the sight of his left eye. The operation took place in Middlesex hospital, where a spe- I cialist removed a cataract which formed after Douglas snagged his eye with a fish-hook April 4. Dr. Maurice Whiting, who performed the operation, would give no immediate report on the results. Douglas is expected to remain :n the hospital about two weeks. weeks of unemployment. I while she was in her mother's arms Rochester Wage Contract Signed Rochester, Minn. The ending at 12 m. Sunday: I the car to while away the time." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and cloudiness tonight warm and humid, automobile plung- low 76; occasional, local thunder- t h and Fort and Jensen cruised along roads in the St. Charles area Sun- day evening and late last night dis- covered the car, wrecked and aban- doned, on state aid road 74, about four miles south of Weaver. Crashed Into Tree Marks on the road indicated that the driver lost control of the ma- chine after rounding a curve on the I cident. showers Tuesday afternoon "fhaltow ditch and Tuesday night, high enfl of was LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the Chester Construction and Building Trades Council and the Hagstrom Construction Company of St. Paul, which is erecting two geriatrics buildings at the state hospital here, have signed a contract providing for payment of the Rochester "wage scale to workers on the project. About 52 men are employed. Maximum, 92; minimum, 63; noon, 91: precipitation, .10.- Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 95; minimum, noon, none; 64; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at i (Additional Weather on Page 17.) 'Rent Control Law Illegal, Chicago U.S. Judge Rules federal district judge today held the 1949 rent con- ttrol act unconstitutional. The opinion was handed down, by Judge Elwyn R. Shaw. He de- j dared the entire act was invalidated by a clause permitting states and 'other divisions to end it in their tierritories by local option. I Judge Shaw this provision was an unlawful delegation by 'Congress of its powers to other .government agencies. The ruling was issued in an action Jackie, a 185-pound black panther, was still snarling after his victory over the 312-pound gorilla, Barangtu. The pair fought for two and one-half hours in a five foot square cage at a.traveling show at Liberty Lake, near Spokane, Wash. Barangtu was shot after the panther tore off his right arm. Photographer stuck camera lens through cage bars to get this Wirephoto) by Tighe E. Woods, housing ex- pediter. He sought an injunction to restrain the Shoreline Co-opera- tive, Inc., Chicago, from evicting 18 tenants. The judge dismissed the petition. In his written opinion, Judge Shaw said that Congress should have merely set a new expiration date if it wished to continue the old rent control act in force. He announced a week ago that he intended to find the 1949 act illegal. At that time, he said, it was not certain whether the .whole law must be thrown out or whether the local option clause could be held invalid only. John P. Lulinski, assistant U. S. attorney, said an immediate ap- peal of Judge Shaw's ruling', will be taken to the Supreme court. damaged extensively but its occu- (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) STOLEN CAR Damage to the Kalmes truck was estimated at while Rihs has not filed a report of damages at police headquarters. Also injured in a weekend traffic mishap was a 16 year old motor- scooter rider, Walter Hoge, 653 Wil- son street, whose motorscooter col- pean Norway, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Korea, and the Philippines. In addition, he said, the United States should help Canada and the other American republics In strengthening their defenses. The President said: "I recommend that We supply these countries with assistance of three types: "First, a limited amount of dol- lar aid to enable them to Increase their own -productions of military items without impairing their ef- forts for economic recovery; "Second, the direct transfer of certain essential items of military equipment, and "Third, the assistance of experts in the production and use of mili- !Lded equipment and the training of basha and Garfield streets at about p.m., Saturday. Hoge suffered arm and leg bruises and was treated at the scene of the accident by Winona patrolmen. The driver of the car, James (Continued on Page 3, Column 3.) COLLISIONS personnel. Such a program will enable Republican-Herald photo This stolen car was found, wrecked and abandoned, on state highway -74 near Weaver Sunday night after its owner had reported it missing from its parking place in Elba. Sheriff George Fort im- mediately launched a search for the persons responsible for the theft after obtaining a description of three people seen entering the car at Elba Sunday afternoon. these countries to acquire the ele- ments necessary to their defense without hampering iheir recov- Mr. Truman said. The State department, referring to the Western European members of the. new North Atlantic treaty, put it these words: "their defense I is our defense." Of the which the j proposed law would let Mr, Tru- jman spend, the booklet says most would go to Western "an area whose importance to our se- jcurity has been demonstrated In two world wars." Tieing the military assistance proposal directly to the North At- lantic treaty, the State department said the program would "comple- ment" the treaty by carrying out its principles of "self-help and mu- tual aid." Of the appeal for arms made by Western European mem- bers of the treaty several months ago, the department added: "Their defense is our defense and will continue to be of deep con- jcera to us as long as their mili- jtary weakness invites aggression. "It is entirely logical that these governments should turn to us for technical advice, for the immedi- ately necessary defense equipment which they cannot supply or pro- duce for themselves, and for the dollar aid some of them must have to build up their limited production of military equipment." Western Europe would receive worth of arms, techni- (Continued on Page 7, Column 4) ARMS