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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                            FAIR TONIGHT, THURSDAY FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 142 AVINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 3, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES 7 Will Probe State Trust Funds Gasoline Tanks Explode, Man Hurt at Staples Firemen Seek To Keep Flames From Spreading Staples, gallon tanks of gasoline exploded here today during a fire that criti- cally burned one man and threat- ened several other nearby gasoline storage tanks. The fire broke out at 9 a. m. as gasoline was being pumped from a Pure Oil Company bulk station into a truck driven by Harry Mathison, 36, of Milata, Mathison, virtually his entire body seared, was taken to the Staples hos- pital where doctors said his chances for recovery were slim. The fire spread quickly to three Pure Oil Company storage tanks and a warehouse. Two of the tanks exploded. Flames leaped 150 feet into the air as clouds of heavy black smoke poured from the tanks. Numerous smaller explosions oc- curred as the fire swept through the warehouse where oil and grease was stored in cans. Mathison's truck be- longing to the Mille Lacs Oil Com- pany also was destroyed. Loss was estimated at more than About 100 firemen and volunteers from Staples and nearby Verndale and Motley fought the flames for about an hour before gaining con- trol. Nearby gasoline tanks of the Stan- dard, Skelly and Deep Rock oil com- panies were1 threatened. A shed on the Sfcelly property was scorched, but nrwnen prevented flames from readying the other companies. The 'bulk stations are clustered along Uie Northern Pacific trucks about two and a half blocks from the Staples business district. Buls ara Alb ana Break Ways on o. i. c L T-L ree ays on With htalm been by I Chairman Wants Wife by Saturday Ad in St. Joseph Newspaper Floods Youth With Proposals St. Joseph, Mo. Char- les Donaldson wanted a wife in a hurry, so he advertised. The response overwhelmed him and also the telephone company. A flood of phone calls caused an overload on the dial system, permitting hundreds of persons to listen in as Charles chatted with prospective brides last night. Charles says his search for a bride is no gag. "I want to marry he told a reporter. "But all my old girl friends are married. I figure you could get a good washing machine or refrigera- tor with an ad, so I thought I would try to get a good wife." Donaldson, a 22-year-old for- mer soldier, just recently re- turned to St. Joseph. He was in the Army In Japan until Oc- tober and then on the West coast. "My friend Orville Monte- more, is going to be married at Troy, Kan., Saturday and I want to have a double wed- hu said. This is the ad he inserted yes- terday in the St. Joseph News- Press: "Wanted, girl under 21 to get married by Saturday. Phone 49836 between 5 and 7 p.m. and ask for Charles." The persons able to listen be- cause of the overload on the dial system heard a busy signal they also were able to hear Donaldson's conversation with prospective brides. Girls from 15 to 35 years old phoned. Donaldson, who stays at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Leonardos, is double checking some of the prospects today. Said Mrs. Leonardos: "Charles isn't kidding. He means matrimony." By Alex Singleton Belgrade, Yugoslavia Pre- mier Marshal Tito forecast yester- day that Bulgaria and Albania would quit the Moscow-led Comin- form and offered them a helping hand in shaking off Russian domin- ation. Tito has been tilting with the Cominform (communist internation- al information bureau) since June of last year, when communists were expelled for na- tionalism and other deviations from the'Moscow brand of Marx- ism-Leninism. Both Bulgaria and Albania have The Alsops U. S. Wheat May Hold Line in India Senate Changes Seen in Farm Bill By Edwin B. Haakinscn dispute over what the Senate should do about a farm bill built up support today for the House-approved plan of another year of high level government price props under most farm crops. Senator Anderson (E.-N. M.) still was trying-to work out a-bi-. partisan compromise that would include-even a piece of the new farm program of Secretary of Agriculture Brannan. Other members of a seven-man agriculture subcommittee told a re- porter in separate interviews they appeared to be deadlocked. A three- New By Stewart Alsop Delhi, Here, amid terrible poverty and atrocious heat, amid lurking violence and muted hates, is the last best hope of Asia. For, almost unnoticed by the West, a miracle has taken place in the last three years. The miracle is simply that in these three years the Indian state has survived, and has continued to function. Consider the facts. Start with a newly independent state, the mass of whose people live at an increas- ingly low level of life. Add that these people are divider1, into races, castes, and religions violently hos- tile to each other. Add a whole series of semi-independent prince- ly states, prepared violently to re- sist absorption into the new nation. Plunge this new state into a civil war one of the bloodiest in his- tory. Pile into it some un- terly destitute refugees. Split the way split crossed party lines. Anderson, former secretary agriculture, with support of Majori- ty Leader Lucas sought agreement on flexible price sup- ports for all food and farm products, except perishables that could not be stored. Leaning strongly toward the House plan for another year of rigid price props at wartime levels of 90 per cent of parity were Chairman Elmer Thomas (D-Okla) of the full committee and Senators Hoey (D- N.C.) and Young Parity is a calculated price for farm prod- ucts intended to give the fanner a return in fair relationship to the price of things he must buy. Battling to. retain major provi- sions of the so-called long-range flexible support plan enacted by Morelli Happy After Moving To Death Cell Chicago James Morelli, who is scheduled to die in the elec- tric chair August 12, is occupying a cell In death row at the Cook county his own Gabrielson Backers Claim Majority Vote By Jack Bell Washington A three-way split in the Republican national committee cast doubt today on its choice of a new chairman. The election is set for tomorrow. Backers of Guy George Gabriel- New Jersey member, were claiming a majority of the 103 I votes- that might be cast. (There had recent purges among high the 105-mem- miiTiiot loo rloi-o TIfVin Tiriafia UUf- Critics of the old guard contm- jgent supporting Gabrielson disput- jed this claim. i They added that any chairman munist leaders who were charged! with heresies similar to the accusa- tions leveled against Tito. The Yugoslav leader spoke yes terday at Skoplje before an audi- ence estimated at by Yugo- slav officials. It was the first time in recent months he appeared in Macedonia, which has been sub- jected to propaganda from anti-Ti- to factions urging an independent state made up of Yugoslav, Bul- garian and Greek Macedonia. Tito declared the Bulgarian peo- ple ultimately would ignore "sland- ers against Yugoslavia and extend their fraternal hand to us and we committee dissension that eventual-, ly forced out Chairman Hugh Scott1 after he won z. confidence test January by a 54 to 50 margin.] Scott has said he will turn in his resignation tomorrow. As a compromise candidate, State Senator John S. Battle, on shoulders of friends, yesterday captured the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Virginia in a four-way primary race with the backing of the potent U. S. Senator Byrd organization. The nomination is tantamount to election. (A.P. wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) (Story on Page 7.) will help them remove whatever in-! dividuals have, so far put obstacles in the path of the creation and preservation of brotherly rela- tions." He said this statement also plied to Albania, Yugoslavia's tiny neighbor to the south. Traicho Kostov, former vice- the support of Senators Wherry i premier of Bulgaria and former member of the central committee of the Bulgarian Communist party, was expelled from the party in June after being charged with na- iionallsm and an unfriendly- atti- ;ude toward the Soviet union. At about .the same time, fomer Deputy Premier Koci Xoxe of Al- jand Butler and other Nebraska! Republicans in Congress. Howard! also had the backing of some mem- bers who have been critical of administration, The Nebraska state chairman was an early supporter of Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York in the 1948 campaign but friends de- any possible 1952 idate. ern committee settled on any bania was executed after being convicted of treason. Xoxe had seen reported siding with Tito in lis quarrel with the Cominform. Referring to two other commun- ist neighbors of Yugoslavia, Tito said the Cominform campaign against him had unleased "chau- vinistic passions" in Hungary and Romania. He said leading communists in those countries were "quite audibly whispering" that something could be wrenched from Yugoslavia be- cause it was while their countries were "socialist." 'We tried with the greatest sac- Tito declared, "to create the closest relations with the peo-j Europe Arms Bill Plans Face Change By William F. Arbogast major alterations appeared in store today a cand committee called a closed-door huddle to menwho are supposed to aU the details of the However, the majority of program to help Atlantic pact and other nations erect a h o H Ti' t wn n rvf weaTjons acainst Soviet ag- members candidate. hadn't Their chief concern seemed to pre- vent Gabrielson, an easterner, from rounding out the party lead- ership positions that are nearly all in eastern lands. The eastern delegates were split among those supporting Gabrielson and the New York and Pennsylvan- wall of weapons against Soviet ag gression. The witnesses are Major .General Lyman Lemnitzer of the .Army and Dr. Lloyd V. Berkner of the State department. Committee sources described them as "the men who helped draft this plan and know all the answers." The committee already has re- ia members, representing the Dew-jceived general endorsements ey viewpoint, who .oppose Gabriel- son but haven't finally settled on a candidate of their own. Thus the three factions one so his not be final nights disturbed. of sleep will The 22-year-old "mad dog" kill- er was removed to one of the four cells adjoining the death chamber after he had complained of too noise by other prisoners. exe s Congress last year, to become ef- "The guys in the cells around nf t-hU vpar were! me snore like rusty buzz saws with More.li fective Senators CR-VU and Known as the Aiken bill, the flex- ible support'plan calling for sup- port at from 60 to 90 per cent of the teeth Morelli '.old Warden Chester Fordney. "How about giving me some quiet for the time I've got Fordney suggested the death cell, where doomed men customarily x 4. j__ wnere aoomea men held for only about eight hours new state in two, wholly disrupting its economic life. Confront it with {Truman and "other Democrats ling the last election. economic problems, the problem of finding desperr.te above all the food growing at a cancerous rate, alive FINALLY, ADD A COMMUNIST movement determined to take ad- vantage as ruthlessly as possible of all these terrible circumstances. Surely, it would be reasonable to expect the Indian state to disin- tegrate, plunging into the chaos which has overtaken most of Asia. Yet India has not disintegrated, India has a government whose authority, although constantly chal- lenged, remains supreme. India has at least three political leaders who are men of great one sometimes wonders if the United "Fine, Morelli said. "I'm scary kind, and I'll bet The seven senators agree that _...... their unsettled argument concerns t Jown tnerfi in the the level of government price props j basement> and whether they wiJ be rigid orj Pordney agreed it is quiet as Morelli is the only prisoner v.'ait- ing to be executed. Taken to his death ten steps of the flexible. Supporters of the stopgap house plan insist farmers are entitled to pies of those countries. But it was in the interests of some people to spoil those relations." the Yugoslav people shaken nor intimidated from firmly persisting in their struggle for the freedom, integrity and independence of their socialist homeland." Russia Hurls by negotiators for the bus. com- _, pany and the A.F.L. Amalgamat- tnarges at I iro ed Bus Employes union. London Russia accused A recent company offer to settle Marshal Tito today of using strike was rejected five to one communist refugees as slave labor tne union members in- the plan from high administration officials and -military men. The testimony they gave dealt largely with generalities and stressed the need to strengthen friendly nations against Soviet advances. "We have not yet received the answers to the questions bother- ing said Representative Vorys "We hope to get down to brass tacks now." Evidence Demanded Vorys and most of his Republi- can committee colleagues as well as sorno Democrats said they aren't willing, on the basis of evl- bld Northland Greyhound bus strike dence to date, to approve the en- will be submitted to the program. board of the union Friday. 1 Vorys wants it cut about in half Details of the new plan were and put on an interim, basis while not disclosed. It was arrived at the Atlantic pact nations .are work- western and two eastern seemed to have reached a stalemate. New Greyhound Bus Wage Offer Planned Minneapolis second pro- in the Yugoslav iron and copper lines. The official Soviet news agency Tass said the metal is sold to Amer-______ leans and "made into guns for a vote would take about a Greek royalist-fascists." I week. volyed. Whether the new offer will be put to a membership vote will be decided by the executive board. ing out military agreements. He also wants an ironclad guarantee that the arms sent abroad will be used in a co-ordinated program if] war comes. The Senate foreign relations committee postponed from today until next Monday its hearings on the arms program after Secre- tary of State Acheson and Secre- tary of Defense Johnson conferred behind closed doors with the for- At one time the Western allies re- j workers in eight Midwest states committee and the armed rded Yuoslavia as a main refuge i and the Canadian province Th two garded Yugoslavia as a main refuge i and the Canadian province and jumping-off place for walked out April 27. overj rebels ducking back and forth wage dispute. More than 450' the border in their skirmishes .on the system government troops. iwere idled. Recently. Tito ordered the border! Union officials were unavailable committee. The two j hajltiie the bill jointly agree to planting and marketing controls. Fountain Boy Burned on Legs In Brush Fire Fountain, Minn, Leon Krahn, about nine years old, (Continued on Face 6. Column 2.) was burned feet and legs Rice Child Killed by Truck St. Cloud, Minn. Joyce Popp, slx-year-c.d daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Popp of near Rice Minn., died in a St. Gloud hospital last meht jf mjuries re- ceived when .she was struck by a pick-up trucK. She ran in front of the machine, driven by August Maiers. He was hauling grain on her father's farm. Northern States Power Income Up a full 90 per cent of parity if theyLlectric said: "Thislsealed. He said the Greek com-jfor comment on the new offer but State Power Company of Minnesota at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Krahn, Tuesday. Leon's overalls were burned off when they caught fire from a brush fire in the Krahn yard. He was taken to a Preston physi- cian, but now is at his home. The Krahns live two and a half miles west of here. Faricy to Head Civilian Reserves Washington Thomas Faricy, and soft'munists had taken sides against him W. J. Kay, company president, along with the nations of the Rus-'said he expected a favorable vote mattress, fresh sheets, a feather pillow and everything. slan-dominated comlnform. the strikers. William Chicago attorney and railroad official, today was named head of the national mili- tary establishment's new civilian reserve policy board. Farley's appointment by Secre- tary of Defense Johnson is another step in efforts to strengthen organ- Minneapolis The Northern ization of the nation's military set- up. yesterday reported net income for Legislation giving the defense the six months ended June 30 of, secretary additional powers in con This compares with netjsolidating the armed forces was income of for the first passed by Congress and sent to the! hall ol 1948. [White House yesterday. in the Senate. Vandenberg Predicts Cuts 'Senator Vandenberg top G. 0. P. member of the for- eign relations committee, report- edly told Acheson and Johnson that the President's program won't be approved in its present form. Vandenberg was represented as feeling the bill goes too far in de- legating powers tp the President. One provision of the legisla- tion has been interpreted by "Re- publicans as enabling the Presi- dent to provide arms to any na- tion in the world. Chairman Connally (D.-Texas) of the Senate foreign relations com- mittee said possible changes were discussed. Republicans made clear that they do not want to kill the .program entirely and favor some .military assistance friendly nations. They say they don't like the scope or the cost of the President's plan. "The bill will be so changed when we get through with it that even its nize her said. mother wouldn't recog- a G. O. P. House mem- Three Boys Wade Hip-High at flooded street intersection in northwest D. C., late "yes- terday after a freak storm hit the area, blocking traffic and flooding house basements when the water reached almost 50 inches in some places. The bus and autos, rear, were some of' the vehicular traffic stalled. CAP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and continued cool tonight. Low 58 in city and 54 in rural areas. Thursday fair and pleasant, high 80. LOCAL WEATHEK Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 79; minimum, 57; noon, 78; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 8. William Boyle, Jr., executive vice-chairman of the Democratic national committee who may succeed Senator How- ard McGrath (D.-R. I.) as na- tional chairman. The Rhode Island senator accepted the ap- pointment of attorney general. (AP Wirephoto) Loss In Aga Khan Jewel Robbery Cannes, France The Aga Khan's wife said today that four bandits robbed her arid her husband of jewels and money worth The theft occurred at noon as the Aga Khan and the Begum, with a maid and a chauffeur, left their Riviera villa here en route to Deau- ville to visit their son, the Aly, and daughter-in-law, Rita Hayworth. The Begum said lour shabbily dressed men, speakingiwith Spanish or Italian accent and carrying tom- my guns, got away with one 25 carat diamond worth francs. The men, who had been waiting in a black automobile, approached the car, holding their guns menacingly and said: "Keep quiet.- Don't make any noise. Hand over those bags and there won't be any trouble." 'We gave them three large hand bags that were in the said the Begum, whose husband is one ol the world's richest men. She said the bags contained their Securities Held By State Will Be Examined Investment, Business Leaders Named to Advisory Committee By Jack B. Mackay St. Paul Governor Young- dabl today made public names of seven men with special experience n the field of investments who have agreed to serve on an advis- ory committee to study handling of state's vast trust funds. Members of the committee will >e asked to examine securities in he trast funds to determine if ihanges can ,be made to improve Jhe state's holdings, Youngdahl said. "This group of men will study methods and procedures followed in purchasing and recommend any measure which can Improve the landling of the the gover- nor explained. The committee, outgrowth of the recent purchase of of Arkansas state bonds by the state investment board, consists of: T. A. Phillips, St. Paul, chair- man of the board of the Minne- sota Mutual Life Insurance Company. J. N. Peyton, president of the ninth district Federal Reserve bank In Minneapolis. A. B. Jackson, president of tbe Si. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. John A. Buxton, president of the Mutual Implement and Hardware Insurance Company. Harry J. Harwick, manager of the Mayo Clinic In Rochest- er- Laurence R. Lunden, comp- troller, University of Minne- sota, and teacher of invest- ments, school of business and Administration. John De Laittre, Minneapolis, vice-president of the Farmers and Mechanics bank. Governor Youngdahl expressed his gratification thaf; so many men with knowledge and experience in handling of investments had been obtained for the committee. Follows Bond Buy He had announced that he would appoint such a group following dis- closures in connection with the Ark- ansas bond transaction. The state's jbig trust funds now totaling near- ly could be improved. "Not a man I asked to serve de- clined to accept the Governor Youngdahl said. "Every man I asked said promptly he would serve so great is the desire to see that -we are doing every- thing possible to preserve and aug- ment our trust funds. "The people can be grateful that we have been able to get such a group of outstanding men to under- take this task. "I will ask the committee to ex- plore the whole field of pur invest- ment operations and advise with us on changes which may improve present policies and methods and then counsel with us from time to time on change that may be needed as conditions alter. "Counsel of such a group should be invaluable to the investment board in determining 'the action it should take." Governor Youngdahl said he would call a meeting of the new committee in the near future to or- ganize and' launch its work. Foster Accused The governor has charged that Charles Foster, secretary of the in- vestment board, has tempered, with J and falsified the records of the board in order to hide a secret deal the board made with the. Char- les A. Fuller Investment Company, Minneapolis, to purchase In Arkansas bonds. Subsequently of the bonds wsi'e de- livered to the state. The governor has criticized sec- ret transactions and has set up the new committee to make a study of the Arkansas bond transaction in connection with its inquiry into the whole investment operations of the state. The governor had demanded the discharge of Foster, but the state executive council, which hires the secretary, rejected his request. The executive council includes passports Deauville and and plane tickets for she .didn't know whether she and her husband would go to Deauville tomorrow. The Begum said that she and her husband were offering francs to anyone who would identify the bandits. She said the bandits didn't take some less costly jewelry she was wearing. the governor as Auditor Stafford chairman, State King, Attorney General J. A. A. Burnquist, State Treasurer Julius A, Schmahj, and Secretary of State Mike Holm. All but Holm are members of the in- vestment board too. The fifth mem- ber of the investment board' is George secretary of the state federation of labor, who rep- resents the University of Minne- sota. Independent Probes Meanwhile, Richard A. Colling, state, public examiner, and Attor- ney General Burnquist are conduct- ing independent investigations. Golling has announced that if there are any irregularities IB the Arkansas bond incident he will make his recommendations in the report to the legislative advisory committee and the attorney gener- al, as required by law. In turn, the attorney general is required to in- stitute any civil action or bring criminal charges to the attention of the county attorney.   

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