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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR FRIDAY, HIGH OF 86 VOLUME 49, NO. 155 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 18, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY VELVET VOICE OF RADIO EIGHTEEN PAGES Be Fair to Vaughan, Truman Asks Getting Groomed for the 1949 Winona county fair are a Guernsey yearling and a Shrop- shire market lamb. The ani- mals were entered this morning at St. Charles. Working with clipper and brush at the are 'three Hagedorn brothers- Billy, Richard and Charles, sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Hagedorn, West Burns Valley. Below, Gerald Euhoff, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Runoff, Roll- ingstone, clips his lamb. Republican-Herald photos St. Charles Fairgrounds A Bedlam on Entry Day St. Charles, quiet stretch of land at the edge of this community has been transformed into a virtual bedlam this morning! The reason: Entry day for the 1949 Winona county fair. Since the early hours trucks and cars have been shuffling in and out of the grounds bringing livestock, farm products, bakery goods, flowers, that goes into making a successful fair. Hundreds of 4-H club workers from every section of the county laugh and shout to' each other as they bring in their lambs, heifers, rabbits, canned goods and equip- ment for 4-H demonstrations to be held Saturday. 4-H Clubbers Approximately 700 clubbers are prepared to make this year's coun- ty fair the largest 4-H exposition in the state. And before today has ended, about competitive ex- hibits' .ire expected to have been entered. The Commercial buildings are fill- Ing, up Tvith large and small ap- pliances and machines, booths are being given last-minute trimming and on the midway the carnival is setting ;jp. One of the largest midways in years has been promised fair-go- ers here. Rides and shows will be in operation late today. The three-day exposition offi- cially opens at 8 a. m. FrTday and continues through Sunday evening. All previous attendance records are expected to be broken before this year's fair comes to a close. llace Track On the race track horses have been training all day today large ones, small ones with an equal variety in the size of their riders. Last night the St. Charles Fire department turned its hoses on the grandstand, giving it a thorough cleaning. On the infield this mom- ing personnel from the Stars of Today vaudeville review were set- ting up props and special lights for their nightly performances, the first of which is Friday at p. m. Kids oy the dozens invaded the fair grounds today, eagerly watching all the activity and anxious to run errands for busy committee mem- bers. Perhaps the greatest activity cen- tered around the secretary's office. Flow of Entries There a battery of ladies has been working frantically to keep up with the ir-.-flow of entries, writing tags and listing the exhibits as fast as possible but the line of waiting exhibitors seemed not to decrease. Fair officials were most sought- after persons on the grounds to- day "Where's this supposed to do you place this type of exhibit? Can you tell me where my mormnie It's all part of that institution known as the county fair, though, and today's bedlam is only a small preview of the rush and excitement yet to ca-ae tomorrow for three days. Fair Program FRIDAY, AUG. 19 8 a. open. 9 a. starts in all departments. 2 p. attractions: Pup- pet show, three rigolettoes, Ra- zell brothers, the Four Millers, the Von Johns acts. 3 p. pony race, draft horse race, pony race. p. concert by St. Charles band. p. of Today re- vue. SATURDAY, AUG. 20 8 a. open. 9 a. demonstrations continuing all day. p. concert by St. Charles band. 2 p. attractions.' 3 p. for all fanners running races; three races, purse. p. Charles band. p. of Today re- vue. SUNDAY, AUG. 21 8 a. open. 1 p. concert by Lewiston High band. p. livestock parade. 2 p. attractions. 3 p. race between winners of Friday's race. Con- solation farmers running race. sweepstake farmers running race. 7 p. concert by Lewiston High school- band. p. style review Crowning of 4-H queen. p. of Today re- vue. British Dollar Crisis Program Near Decision By Arthur Gavshon London A secret document outlining proposals for meeting the world dollar crisis has been drawn committee of top British Canton Farmer Dies in Crash Of Car, Truck John Milne, 23 Killed Outright Near Caledonia Caledonia, Minn. A coroner's inquest was held here! this morning to investigate the traffic death of a Canton farmer! (Wednesday night in a truck-car! collision near here. I John Milne, 23, son of Mr. and! Mrs. Lester Milne, died a short distance from the wreckage'of his car which crashed almost head-on with a big semi-trailer about was thrown from the Rent Controls to End In One-Third of U.S. By Bill Boss authorities today stepped up plans to lift rent controls from one-third of the areas across the nation which still Federal Housing Expediter Tighe E. Woods called in his top lieu- tenants and regional officials to discuss the situation. Officials said a determined effort will be made to lift controls first _ in so-called "borderline" areas those where sufficient rental hous- Lanesboro Boy Hurt in Fall From Trestle Lanesboro, Minn. A nine-year-old Lanesboro boy was still in serious condition at St. Mary's hospital this morning in Rochester after toppling from a p. m. He vehicle. Uninjured in the accident was the raiiroad trestle near his home truck driver-Robert Elton afternoon 33, Of Elgin, Iowa. A passenger riding I with Barker, Henry Dellner, suffered! The Boy, Nathan Redalen, son of j minor cuts. The Milne car was wrecked, ac- cording to State Highway Patrol- man Sig Jaszewski of Winona, who was called to the scene. Damage to ing exists or soon will be avail- able. There was no immediate indica- tion which regions they had in mind and officials said such information will not be ready for several days. Woods earlier had predicted that no community of more than 000 population will be affected. Lifting Controls Controls will be raised under pro- visions 'of the present federal rent act which expires next July. It empowers the housing expediter to lift ceilings but to slap them on again if rent gouging occurs. Since April, when the law be- came effective, Woods has abol- the truck has been estimated at about Both vehicles left the road, crash- 'ing into opposite ditches. The Milne 'car rolled about 91 feet from the spot where the collision occurred. Patrolman Jaszewskl said the Milne car was standing upright, with the entire left side demolished by the crash. The trailer and cab were badly damaged, also on the controls ret Permit General To Tell Says President Makes Statement To Newsmen With Aide Present By D. Harold Washington Iff) Oliver President Truman today asked the nation's press "in common fairness" to suspend judgment on Major Gen- eral Harry H. Vaughan until his military aide is heard by the sena- tors investigating five percenters. With Vaughan standing in uni- form behind his desk the Presi- dent told a news conference that most of the testimony friendly to Vaughan has been taken behind closed doors. While reading a statement on the Senate committee inquiry, the President also injected criticism of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Redalen, wasjiy counties located in some walking the rails 'with two young j 590 areas designated by the nous- playmates, Terry Sorom and Billy ing agency. aroroximlte-jtbe committee .for what he called are approximate sessions. Jacobson, at about Tuesdaj afternoon. As the youngsters cross- ed the trestle, two of them noticed that Nathan was lagging. When they turned around, he was gone. They found him lying on the rocks under the trestle, the equivalent of two stories down. He was rushed to Woods attributed the new action to a budget slash by Congress. He said the cut in funds for the agen- cy's operation made it necessary either toireonrd of ,ff long-time friend and aide. or decontrol one-third of the areas where ceilings exist. The cut was made in an appro- priations measure written by Sen- where it was found that he was ate-House conferees trying to iron out differences between separate Rochester jbiljs passed by each house. The suffering skuu fracture- Deputy Sheriff Ralph Happell and Emergency surgery was termed (Houston County Coroner John Pot- successful and doctors predicted a Tito Gets Approval For U. S. Steel Mill By John Scali Tito of Yugoslavia picked up new re- inforcements to carry on his fight with Moscow today with assurance from the United States that he can buy an American steel mill. After months of consideration, the administration granted the Yugoslav government an export license which it needed before placing the order for the plant. The American decision represents the strongest and riskiest move taken by the American government to help the Yugoslav dictator since he split with Moscow nearly 14 months ago. It also settled a long-standing argument between the Defense and State departments on whether ship- review their figures and their argu- ment along with other key govern- ment agancies including the Na- tional Securities Recources hoard and the Atomic Energy commission. Objections Dropped After several weeks of additional ter were called to the scene. A taxi-cab driver, from La Crosse, Dewin Shirley, passed the site of the accident, stopped briefly to check on the condition of the men; and then rushed to a telephone to' notify au- thorities at Caledonia. crash from a'Spring Grove tele- phone. Funeral arrangements are still pending, but are being handled by the Fiugerson mortuary at Mabel. Minneapolis Park Denied to Reds Minneapolis The Henne- pin county Communist party was denied use of Humboldt triangle in north Minneapolis for a rally Fri- day night, the Minneapolis park board said Wednesday. In denying a request for use of the area; the park board pointed taUM- Johnson dropped his six other park areas have been Hons proviso that the aside for what it tenned j. TT "1 wwnu USlUe iUJ. WiJttL ll> EJSItroveratol. political, religious and Youngdahl Submits Investment Board Study Questions Si. Paul Governor Young- dahl today submitted six questions for study by his seven-man advis- ory committee on state trust fund investments. The committee financial experts was named Aug- ust 11 as a result of the Arkansas bond deal. In a letter accompanying the questions, the governor said he a financjal experts goes before the cabinet for approval next week. If okayed, the four-part docu- ment will form basic British policy at next month's dollar-pound Wash- ington conference, when Sir Staf- ford Cripps, British chancellor of the exchequer, and Foreign Secre- tary Ernest Bevin meet U. S. Treas- ury Secretary John W. Snyder and Canadian officials. These officials will discuss the unbalanced trade between the U. S. dollar 'and British sterling areas which has left Britain desperately short of dollars. Official sources said the four- part document comprises: from the World Bank, where the United States has a dominant voice. Government officials who disclosed the approval of the Yugoslav plant request to a reporter said it was intended to help combat the tighten- ing Russian-directed economic blocfc- nde of Yugoslavia. Shipment of the steel mill, valued tit would mark the first time since the war that the United States has, deliberately sent "war potential" material to a communist- run nation. Machinery Wanted Poland and Czechoslovakia have been clamoring for American ma- chinery and equipment for the past year. The United States has flatly refused to heed their appeals for fear such strategic materials might be used for war purposes. Officials familiar with the facts gave this account of the behlnd- the-scene argument within the jad- ministration high command that led at last to the favorable decision! for Yugoslavia. 1 Secretary of State Acheson strong- ly supported the Yugoslav plea on the ground that the plant is vitally needed to prevent Yugoslavia's, re- covery program from possibly causing Marshal Tito's downfall. Acheson argued that the plant, a blooming and slabbing mill, would not increase Yugoslavia's steel making capacity to any great ex- tent but would aid it in refining and processing steel ingots turned out by the blnst furnaces Yugo- slavia already has. Acheson Admits Risk Acheson acknowledged that there always a chance Tito might was reconcile with Moscow and thus study of the background and I make the plant available to Russia. of business and causes of the critical unbalance be- tween the dollar and sterling areas. review of what each of the three governments has done to meet and redress that unbalance. close look at the situation thought they "might facilitate the deliberations at the first meeting of the committee." The committee is scheduled to meet August 24 at the capitol. implications of a failure to on a solution. The questions concern the nature of investments of the state trust funds and of investment proced- ures. "Looking forward to the first meeting, complete .1 am having prepared lists of the investments comprising the various state trust funds for your the governor also said. He insisted this was a calculated risk the administration had to take! as part of its world wide campaign I to stop Soviet expansion. Secretary of Defense Johnson, on the basis of figures furnished by as it exists now, underlining all the I his department, maintained the steel series of proposals aiming broadly at achieving some kind of world pattern which would allow a free flow of currencies between the dollar and nondollar systems. Informants said the British docu- ment attempts to prove that the dollar crisis is not British or Ameri- can, but a global crisis. Cripps and Bevin will study and discuss the brief before the cabinet meeting next week. agree mill would greatly increase Yugo- slavia's war strength and thus was a bad risk to American security. Johnson argued that if Yugoslavia wanted finished steel it could buy it from American .companies which soon would have a surplus. A bloom- ing mm he continued, could eventu- ally be used to make better steel for Yugoslav guns and tanks as well as rails and structural the. purpose for which the Yugoslav government requested. it. Johnson and Acheson agreed to, just before shipment in the light of conditions existing in the world at that time, Acheson agreed. Export licenses issued by the Commerce depart- ment -are subject to amendment or suspension any time prior to ship- ment, anyhow. The plant is to be built by thej Continental Foundry and Machinery Company, in Pittsburgh. The de- livery is scheduled one year after the company begins work on the order. British Brothers Cross Atlantic in 20-Foot Sailboat Dartmouth, England (IF) Two daring British brothers completed today an epic mile Atlantic crossing in a homemade 20-foot sailboat. Stanley; Smith, 30, and his brother, Colin, 20, both veterans of the Royal Air Force, set foot on land for the first time since leaving Halifax, N. S., in their cockleshell craft 43 days ago. The two former, glider-pilots were welcomed by dozens of screaming sirens and ships' whistles, while hundreds cheer- ed. Looking fit and bronzed, they whisked off to city hall for a reception by the mayor and Dartmouth city councilors. After successfully braving storms, thirst and starvation for more than six weeks without aid, the brothers had to accept a tow from a harbor launch to make their triumphal entrance. The wind failed them 500 yards off shore. The Smith brothers emigrat- ed to Canada last February. While on the liner crossing the Atlantic, they designed their lit- tle craft with the idea of using it on cruises through the Cana- dian lakes. 'After they built it the craft looked so seaworthy. that they decided to have a sporting try at crossing the Atlantic. They christened their craft the Nova Hope) and set out from Halifax. other speeches." Robert Kelly, chairman of the party, asked the board's permis- sion to use the Humboldt area from 7 to 9 p. m. Friday. jBunche to Address Phi Beta Kappa Madison, Wis. Dr. Ealph Bunche, acting United Nations me- diator for the Palestine commis- sion, will speak at a council meet- ing of Phi Beta Kappa fraternity September 1, the University Wisconsin reported today. recovery unless complications de- velop. Doctors reported his condi- tion as "satisfactory" this morn- ing. Hawaii Waterfront Strike Continues Honolulu Hawaii stalled today in the drive to reopen its strikebound ports. The apparent government attitude: Wait and see what Harry Bridges does. The stall was in effect on two firing lines in the 110-day C.I.O. stevedore courts and the Honolulu waterfront. Action depended upon Territorial Attorney General Walter D. Acker- man, Jr., and Ackerman, a high official said, had been told to lay off. The word was that nothing was to upset direct union-employer ne- gotiations aimed at'settling the tie- up. But peace talks, now in the third day, weren't getting very far. This was he situation: Bridges and his CJ.O. Interna- tional Longshoremen's and Ware- housemen's Union leaders were talking with representatives of the islands' seven struck stevedoring firms. By mutual they were to call in U. S. Conciliation Service Chief Cyrus S. Ching if the negotia- tions failed to get down, to brass tacks by tonight.. So far they hadn't House has approved the conference bill, but the Senate hasn't taken it up yet. Douglas Protests Senator Douglas (D.-H1.) declar- ed yesterday that he will ask the Senate to reconsider the slash. The conference committee approved a total of for Woods' agen- cy as against asked by the Budget bureau and originally voted by the Senate. As the federal government moved to curtail activities in one housing field it pressed ahead in another. The newly enacted long range public housing program moved in- to low gear with approval already granted for construction of 600 houses in four cities. The dwellings are designed for rent to low-income families unable to afford adequate housing from private enterprise. Chicago leads the list of cities granted authority to launch their own programs. Approval was giv- en yesterday to construct dwellings there. Los Angeles re- ceived a go-ahead for Two other Norfolk, Va., and Gal- veston, allotted and 600 dwellings respectively. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Generally fair with little change in tempera- ture tonight and Friday. Low to- night 65; high Friday 86. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: leaks from the closed sessions. When a reporter remarked that there had been many open ses- sions Mr. Truman replied most of them have been' behind closed doors, particularly where testi- mony has been friendly to his Ouster Demanded Earlier today Senator Mc- Carthy (R.-Wis.) called on President Trnman to fire Major General Harry H. Vaughan as co-ordinator of -veterans af- fairs. McCarthy based his demand on testimony about Vaughan at the Senate five percenter In- quiry. The Wisconsin lawmaker said he believes he has no right as Republican senator to suggest that Vaugha-a be ousted from his job as Mr. Truman's Army aide. But he added that the Presi- dent has "no choice but to ask Vaughan to resign" from his veterans affairs post. A presi- dential request 'or resigna- tion amounts to firing; a man. Senator Mundt (R.-S.D.) told reporters, meanwhile, that be- cause of the way Vaughan has figured in the Senate investiga- tion "I am inclined to think the President will have s, new mili- tary aide eventually." The President read this state- ment to start the interview: "I want to say at the outset that I do not intend to answer any ques- tions pertaining to the testimony that has been given before Sena- tor Hoey's subcommittee. 'General Vaughan has already said that he will go before the committee and make, a full state- ment on all the matters with which bis name has been connected. Suspend Judgment 1 suggest, as the chairman of committee has done, that you [gentlemen and your editors I in common fairness, suspend judg- !ment on General Vaughan until has been heard by the commit- tee." Asked where the White Houso in the hourly longshore iwage. at Additional weather on page 9. Part Of A Group Of 50 Children from the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, Pa., who carried a request for a playground to city fathers are shown picketing city-county building today. Spokesman said playground was promised several times in the past, but nothing was ever done. Officials had no comment. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Maximum, 84; minimum, 66; noon, 85; precipitation, trace; sun sets to-1 lays the blame for the closed ses- sions, Mr. Truman said he had no further comment and told the newsmen to draw their own con- clusions. Turning to other questions, the President said he had no inten- tion of replacing Rear Admiral R. H. Hillenkoetter as head of the central intelligence agency. There had been reports that a new di- rector was about to be named. Asked if he would give bis bless- ing next year to a reduction of in- icome taxes and removal of war- time excise levies, he said he would have no objection if Con- gress can find a source revenue to keep the government running. He reminded his questioner that 80 per cent of the budget is for fixed charges and the government muct, find money to ieet these charges. A reporter said Senator George (D.-Ga.) had suggested cut- ting the taxes. The questioning shifted then to the announcement by the Democra- tic national committee that several states rights members would be barred from its meeting next week to select a successor to Chairman McGrath. The President commented that the committee is in control of its membership and it is made up of Democrats. He backed up Housing Expediter Tighe Woods' announcement last night that federal rent controls will be lifted October 1 in one-third of the area where they are still ef- fective because of a lack of funds for the expediter's office. Woods made the announcement in Cleve- land. The President said Congress did not provide: enough money to en- force the controls and all Woods can do is to use the amount it gave him. Mr. Truman was asked if Secre- (Ccntinued on Page 9, Column 7.) VAUGHAN