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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1949, Winona, Minnesota COOLER TONIGHT, THURSDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 166 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 31, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY VELVET VOICE OF RADIO EIGHTEEN PAGES uspen rms T no Utica Man Named To County Board Edstrom Studl Walter Schubert Named New Commissioner photo Walter H. Schubert Succeeds Resigned Fred J. Roberton After deliberating .for less than six minutes, a district four board of appointment this morning elect- ed Walter H. Schubert, a Utica township farmer, to the Winona county board of commissioners suc- ceeding the resigned Fred J. Bob- erton. Comprising five town board chairmen and mayors of two vil-j lages in the district, the board of) appointment nominated and elected the 63-year-old farmer on the first ballot cast this morning. j Schubert was named on five of! the seven ballots cast in the first) poll while Leo O'Rourke of Hart; township and Edward J. Forestell of Lewiston received the remain- ing two votes. The board then cast a unanimous ballot to elect the Utica man to serve the unexpired portion of Rob- erton's term which will expire in January, 1951. Two-Day Week For Miners East Of Mississippi Washington A two-day work week for coal miners east of the Mississippi river has been ordered for next week by John L. Lewis. The head of the United Mine Workers union issued instruc- tions that the miners are not to work an extra day to make up for the Labor day holiday next Monday. Miners east of the Mississippi have been working Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays on a three-day week ordered by Lewis to reduce coal stocks to improve the union's bargain- tap position in current contract talks. Vaughan Tells How F.B.I Hade Income Tax Quiz Senate Ready For Final Vote On Wage Bill Week's Rest Promised After Measure Passes By John Chadwick Washington After taking one setback, Senate leaderg press- ed confidently today for a vote by nightfall on a bill putting a 75- cents-an-hour floor under wages. Democratic Leader Lucas of Ill- inois called the senate session an hour earlier than in an effort to complete the action. The present fair labor standards act sets a minimum wage for cov- ered workers of 40 cents an hour. The bill before the Senate, like one already passed by the House, would hike this to 75 cents. Several amendments had to be acted on before the Senate could finish with the bill. The major fight was expected over a proposal by Senator Ellend- Township chairmen who sat on Say you were adopt a resolution recommending the drafting of women if Congress insists on extending the draft. when you took office." This afternoon's session began at about p. m., when County At- 'The Georgian told a reporter W, Kenneth Nissen reviewed report will ask the Legion to go prosecution thus far in the bribe on record "against giving any our atomic secrets or, atom bombs At this afternoon a forma to any country." He added: (complaint was filed in municipal "You can quote me as saying against Eugene E. Flesch, In- that means England, too." dlanapohs Ind who at one time The Legion's national executive represented the .Flesch MiJler committee already has okayed a resolution urging continued aid to anticommunist forces in China. Battle Communism That's expected to win conven- tion support without opposition. Cocke had indicated earlier he would fight it. He said his com- mittee wanted to write off China as lost to communism, but later soft- ened his stand. John O'Melia, Rhinelander, Wis., chairman of the Americanism com- mittee, called on the Legion to bat- tle communism "on every possible front, in every possible way." His committee wants: (Continued on Page 11, Column 4.) LEGION Equipment Company of St. Paul, on a charge of paying Preston in bribes for votes on the purchase of a snowplow. Flesch was said to be in Winona and there was a possibility of an arraignment late this afternoon in municipal court, said Mr. Nissen. With Flesch was his attorney, Edward J. Devitt St. Paul. The public examiner's report charged that Flesch paid to Preston which was split between Preston, Beach and Roberton. Ac- cording to Colling, when Flesch left Minnesota he arranged for the "pay off" money to be made by the Ken S. Gold Company which took over the Flesch-Miller operation in St. Paul.