Winona Republican Herald, September 7, 1949

Winona Republican Herald

September 07, 1949

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1949, Winona, Minnesota THURSDAY FAIR, WARMER VOLUME 49, NO. 171 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY VELVET VOICE OF RADIO EIGHTEEN PAGES Fire Foster Now. Youngdahl Asks Howard Unruh, war veteran who went berserk and shot and killed 13 men, women and children and wounded several others, is questioned today in a Camden, N. J.. hospital by Prosecutor Mitchell B. Cohen. Unruh has a bullet wound in his hip. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Rcpublican-Herelci.) Camden Mass Killing Death Toll Rises to 13 British Dollar Crisis Talks On In Washington Bevin, Cripps Outline Situation To U.S. Officials By John M. Hiffhtower Washington Britain's for-j jeign policy and economic chiefs] arrived today for talks with the United States and Canada on the British dollar crisis. Foreign Secretary Ernest' Bevin and Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps came by train from New York where their ship Parking Meters in 30 Days Bond Buying CouncilVofes Case As Reason To Accept Bid Of Installing to Begin In Downtown Area Within Ten Days By Al Olson Winona's city council ended a docked last night. parking meter marathon Tuesday A reporter told him that Cana- night, voting to accept the Park-O dian Finance Minister Douglas Charles Abbott said yesterday that Canada would be glad to see Bri- tain given the right to spend its Marshall plan dollars anywhere. Meter bid of for instal- lation of 259 trial machines. Last night's decision was the cli- max of a long and highly contro- versial issue. It came one month Cites Arkansas Conduct Renders Tenure Impossible, Governor Claims Bevin smiled over this idea for after councilman reached an agree- ja moment, said he had no as to the need for meters m iment but then added, "It sounds (rather good, anyway." In three-power talks which start' ed in a fifth floor conference room N. toll in Camden's river road mass shooting rose'to 13 today with the death of ten-year-old John Wilson, The youngster was the third member of his family claimed by the bullets of a stalking gunman who turned a city block into a place of terror yesterday. The boy's moiher and grandmother were killed beside him as they The Alsops U.S. Dodges sat m their car waiting for a traffic to seek American agreement to speed up spending of dollars for strategic materials such as tin and rubber. At the same time they want to) Winona. Work on the installation of the meters in trial areas downtown will begin within ten days and all machines are expected to be in place by the end of 30 days. Costing S61.50 each, the meters will be placed on Third street from Johnson to Walnut; 'on Main, Cen- 194fi Anglo.American other persons were wound- agreement provision so that Bri-, pd in the hail of Kunflre taln can mcrease discrimination! Thousands flocke'dto the scene! against buying American goods, to examine at first hand the bullet] and other measures, which officials are expected to sympathetically, are de- to (1) Increase the flow of needed dollars to Britain and the stunned families of Edward Frescott, back to camera, a Minneapolis investment broker, testifies today at St. Paul in the hearing on Governor Youngdahl's demand for discharge of Charles Foster, state investment board secre- tary. Left to right: Youngdahl; Prescott; Carl W. Cummins, in shell-rimmed glasses, Poster's counsel, and Poster. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) mute evidence In Far East By Josejit: and Stewart Alsop complex! ties beinf what they are, it Is very diificult to bring to life the crisis' of British power which will occupy Snyder and Acheson, Bevin and Cripps In Washington this week. In. the-clock vigil at the hospital bed- side of Howard Unruh, 28-year-old Bible-reading war veteran who col- lected guns as a hobby. Bullet Removed than 12 had pumped 33 shots from a Ger man Luger automatic in a method ical door-to-door search for human Bevin was ready to argue, should the point come up, that the trou-; bles which beset Britain are not) due to its socialist government pro-j grams. He was somewhat edgy when a newsman asked him last j night about charges that British the nation's deed, is only one simple way to state the kind of problem that _ n tear is Involvsd. If the British crisis Captured when police tear not i "Unintelligent people always look] met for a he replied. And! gas tibombs forced him from his own ,s expensively scale. cun of a civilian or one of the In brief, as everyone has been convereed on his quite often and rather peevishly I..''. told, the drain on Britain's m h Cohen of is not in Britain alone. One of tfaej county said that arranee. most serious aelicit areas is in inej Par East. Before the war, Burma and Malaya used to earn a later: "We are not here to blame anybody and we're not going to al-! low anyone to blame The third party in ences will go us." the confer-, on fori at least a Canada. Cana- da is one of the biggest customers! of both the United States and Bri-1 ments have been made for a men- in good many hundreds of millions of the In rtf. I er his release expected in the next 24 hours. James Unruh of Haddonfield, N. arrangements. Secretary of the Treasury Sny-1 der, who will carry the ball for the United States throughout the series of meetings, promised a pub- lic report on the first session as well as periodic disclosures on Shirley May to Try Channel Swim Again By Alvin Steinkopr Dover, May France, red-eyed, string-hairefl and .tired, said today she will have another try at swimming the 'Eng- lish channel. "It beat me yesterday, but I am sure I can get across next time, said the 17-year-old Somerset, Mass., schoolgirl. ____________ She does not know when time" will be, but it may be in a! :ay was pulled out of the water yesterday afternoon after she had tried courageously for ten and one-half hours to swim from France MilwaukeeYouth Goes on ter chosen last night stands about ey. Now, nowever, all this is over. Burma is in chaos and can no longer send rice to India. India is economically disrupted, can export less of her own raw materials, and must buy American grain to re- State Acheson and ported by a two-inch steel post. dollars a year for the London ex- chequer. selllnS expressed the opinion that his HMl, ervice. delegation. Canada is represented by It operates for one-hour periods, James said his brother served ]ag c Abbott minister of fi-'and will take a penny for each 12 Europe with the field artillery. !nance and Lester B. Pearson, min-l minutes, up to five pennies, or a nickel. The meter is of the accumu- jlative type: A penny brings a full 112 minutes added to the amount of out at a point timated to be six miles from her goal, a very cold, but determined girl. She protested violently at this. Her shouts of "no, rang out over the waves. "I am very disappointed." Shirley [May said after a warm bath and shampoo to take the grease out of her hair. "It was the first five hours of the swim that beat "Those awful, chopping waves washed the grease from my shoul- ders and after that, of course, I got cold quickly." The temperature of the water was never above the low sixties and in some frigid currents might have Winona's New Parking Meter been under 60 degrees, her handlers said. ter, and Lafayette streets from Sec- Shirley May was taken from the ond to Fourth streets, and on Sec- water virtually by force on orders ond street from Main to Lafayette, from her father, J. Walter France, Automatic in operation, the me- who decided that she had endured place Burman rice. Even which continues to earn dollars for Britain by exports of rubber and After his discharge, Howard wasjister 'Qr external affairs. employed for a while as a sheet m metal worker. He entered Temple si of pharmacy! 11 I L 1 but quit after a poor physical condition" as! _. if I Since then he had re- Rgce IndlCdted at home. Enlisted in 1942 enough. Republicans Eye Eisenhower As 1952 Candidate giving quence, the net dollar deficit for the who e area o Burma Malava veterans administration in and India is upwards of Unruh enlisted in 000 annually. is the rate at October 27, 1942. He was which Britain is drawing down rf Ume the Rhineland from October 12, 1944, to July, 1945. He was given the European theater of operations medal and the victory medal in the'al- last-ditch financial reserves these three countries. WHY, YOU MAY ASK. The an- swer is. in part, that Britain lives by banking, and that, as members of the sterling area. Burma, 3V and India are customers of -Unruh was never hospitalized by bank. But in American eyes, the, f as m v A rec. more important part of the an-, showefl Hg did Mt have ft swer is political. A communist disabmtv rati ng with the V. A .nor guern la movement in Malaga fae received treatment by requiring the attention oi nearly, I British and native troops. (Continued on Page 13, Column In 'Burma, the weak new govern- KILLEK ment is menaced by two armed communist rebellions and the tribal uprising of the Karens. And in India, the Communist party, al- though still small, is rapidly mak- ing hay while the sun of disorder shines. In or.her words. Britain is forced to pay out dollars to Burma, Ma-j laya and India, or face the prospect of this vast, strategically crucial area being plunged, first into total chaos, and later into communism. But suppose Britain's dollars run out. Then we shall have to take (Continued on Page 10, Column 3.) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Clearing and somewhat cooler tonight; low 54. Thursday fair and slightly warmer; high 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 66; minimum, 51; noon, 60; precipitation, .34; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weaUier on Page 13. Washington Iff! Senator John Foster Dulles (R.-N.Y.) said today he would "gladly accept" the Republican nomi- nation to run for the Senate in this fall's special New York election. New York Republican lead- ers have been pressing Dulles to make the race. Former Governor Herbert Lehman has announced he will accept the Democratic nomi- nation if It is offered. The contest is to fill the un- expired term of Senator Ro- bert F. Wagner, Democrat, who resigned. time and a motorist drops a in the slot, he gets a total of like a Republican that some [Washington office holders are be- minutes parking time. The meters will be placed approx- imately 22 feet apart on streets where parallel parking is observed and 11 feet apart where diagonal parking is used. Red Flag Visible both from the street and the sidewalk will be" a white dial showing the time remaining. A bright red flag pops up when the time runs out. Also marked in red is the arrow pointing to the coin slot. A single slot takes both pennies (Continued on Page 14, Column 3.) METERS nomination. h haye lg52 CQF ;residential Milwaukee A Milwau- kee teen-ager, accompanied by a pal, blew close to of his parents' money in a holiday spending spree that ended last night in Arkansas. The money, police said, had been saved for a down payment on a house. When picked up on suspicion by police in Forest City, Ark., the boys, both 15, had left. They told police they had "spent and lost" the money over the weekend. Police said the son sneaked from his home with the money early Saturday and his parents reported him missing Monday. Stillwafer Bus Line Asks Fare Boost Stillwater, Minn. hearing American, British And Canadian leaders take seats at the conference table in Washington today, opening talks on British financial crisis. At table, left to right, are British Ambassador Oliver Franks; Sir Stafford Cripps, chancellor of the U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson; British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin; D. S. Treasury Secretary John W. Snyder; Canadian Minister of Finance Doug- las C. Abbott; Canadian External Affairs Minister Lester B. Pearson; Canadian Ambassador Hume Wrong and EGA Chief Paul Hoffman. (AP. Wirephoto to The Bepublican-Herald.) Despite Eisenhower's recent as- sertion he hasn't the slightest in- terest in such a nomination, Sen- ator Ives (R-N.Y.) told a reporter he won't be surprised if the gen- eral's name is put before the next party nomination convention. Agreeing, Senator Sparkman (D- Ala.) said he thinks Eisenhower would provide tough opposition toj anyone the democrats nominate. Along with many others in Con- gress, Sparkman said he is begin- ning to believe that President Tru- man will be a candidate for an- other term. The President hasn't said any- thing publicly about his plans. NWA Plane Afire Lands Safely Seattle W Northwest Airlines reported a Honolulu-bound plane was conducted here yesterday on the Stillwater-Minneapolis Bus Line Company's petition for a fare in- crease. R. L. Norgaard of the state rail- road and warehouse commissici conducted the hearing. The company asked that the fare between Stillwater and Minneapolis be decreased two cents to a 50- cent total, but that fares between points on the line be increased by five cents. Sale of commutation tickets and roundtrip tickets at re-] duced rates would be discontinued, under the company's petition. By Jack B. Mackay St. Charles Foster removal hearing opened today with i Governor Youngdahl demanding the 'immediate discharge of Foster as secretary of the state investment board. The governor recited circum- stances of the Arkansas bond trans- action which he said "makes it ut- terly impossible to keep Mr. Foster in his present position." I Foster has been accused by the igovernor-of falsifying board minutes hide a deal committing the state purchase Arkansas state I bonds. Foster also acts as secretary I of the executive council and the par- don board. Promptly after the hearing open- ed in 'his office, Governor Young- dahl blasted the procedure for a public hearing, ordered by the state executive council. He con- ;ended the law provides for Pos- ter's dismissal without formal hear- ng "when his conduct in office becomes incompatible with the pub- lic interest." Members of the executive coun- cil, in addition to the governor, are State Auditor Stafford King. State Treasurer Julius A. Schmahl, Attorney General J. A. A. Bura- quist and Secretary of State Mike Holm. All approved the public hearing over the chief executive's objections, and scheduled a period of "ten to 15 days" to make decision. Public Trust Cited "The office of secretary of the investment board Is in a very real sense a high public the gov- ernor declared In the presence of eastern German, churches report- the council members, Poster and his attorney. Carl W. Cummins of St. Paul. "This post is like that Reds Pressing Lutherans in East Germany Berlin Lutheran churchgo- ers are under communist pressure in soviet-occupied Germany, a high church leader reported today. The spokesman, who declined to permit the use of his naiie, said ed: That war damaged churches anc parochial buildings, many of which could easily be repaired, are being pulled down for building materials. That religious teaching Is being driven from Soviet zone schools. That church services frequently are deliberately disturbed. That several Lutheran ministers have been arrested for anticom- munist utterances from the east German pulpit. "Despite all the spokesman "the church is in a much stronger position today than under the nazi regime. Attendance at church services In the Russian zone more active in the activities In the church than under Hitler.' The spokesman said the Lutheran ministers who had been arrested "were detained not because they were churchmen, but because of de- nunciation by communist snoopers who listened to their sermons. "Every minister knows that his of confidential secretary in private business and involves enormous re- sponsibilities. !No private enterprise and no public body would prtfperly retain the services of an employe in such a capacity who carried on his of- ficial duties as shown by the an- swers which Foster gave to the questions I asked him in connec- tion with the purchase of the Ar- kansas bonds. "Whether or not anyone author- ized Mr. Foster to take the steps he did does not relieve him of his obligation to properly discharge his duties as secretary- "The members of this board, to say nothing of the investment is very strong. The youth are much world, can hardly be expected to have confidence in the official rec- ords or the certificates of this board after disclosure of these facts. Reliability Essential "The dependability and reliabil- ity of an employe in a position of trust and confidence, whether in public office or private industry, is sermons are watched over by snoo-! absolutely essential. It would be I intolerable if any employer had to pers. He said that as a matter of on public hearings or the final pie the Lutheran church Is trying determination of formal proceed- ciple to keep itself free of political ties. ings in order to terminate the serv- 'But this does not he ices of a person under these cir- added, "that we ignore politics, cumstances." We have learned our lessons from the third reich of Hitler. We con- The governor said that the dis- closure in the purchase, coupled British Unions O.K. Anti-Red Stand Bridlington, England The British Trades Union Congress in three separate votes yesterday gave overwhelming approval to the strong anticommunist stand of its general council. The meeting endorsed the coun- cil's report condemning red acti- vities in British unions by a vote of to Lawyers to Select Judge's Successor landed safely at Medford, Ore., to' day after a fire broke out in a stuiwater, Minn. P. M. baggage compartment. president of the 19th George Hatch, district traffic bar association, said today perintendent for N.W.A., said tlle ass0ciation members soon plane with 11 passengers and crewjwould vote in a plebiscite on a of six landed at Medford at succegsor to Judge Alfred Stolberg. a.m. The plane. Northwest's flight 701, turned back about 400 miles from Portland after a warning light in- dicated fire, Hatch said. He said the cause was not immediately de- termined. Wisconsin Rent Law to Be Fought Milwaukee Repeal of the new state rent control law will be asked next Monday when the legis- lature reconvenes, it was announced today. The judge has made application for retirement November 5. Gov- ernor Youngdahl requested the ple- biscite. This Is a 25-Cent Week Since no piper was published Labor day, Republican-Herald carriers will collect for only five days or 25 cents this weekend from all subscribers receiving their papers by carrier. and thus, have a chance to do more work within the church and strengthen it." County Board Elects Pellowski New Chairman centrate on pure church mattersiwith Foster's "misstatements" to members of the investment board, are sufficient to establish that no formal hearing or interrogation of witnesses is required. Youngdahl then told how he heard rumors, upon bis return from, a governors' conference in Colo- rado, that the investment board had held a secret meeting, of which he had not been notified, and had arranged to buy a big block of Arkansas bonds. T telephoned Mr. Foster, then in New York, and asked him if the board had made any arrange- ments or commitments to buy Ar- kansas the governor told his colleagues. "He said 'No.' I asked him about the matter again at a meeting of the board of in- vestment on July 19. He said the investment board authorized the purchase of the Arkansas bonds un- der terms of a general resolution adopted at Attorney General Burn- quist's home on June 22. 'I asked him specifically if there was z, proposal from the Charles Puller Company for the sale of Arkansas bonds before a meeting of the investment board on June 8. Mr. Foster said no such pro- posal was before the board at that time. This was untrue. He later ad- mitted, when shown the letter from the Puller Company in question, that such a proposal was before the investment board on June 81 'I asked Mr. Foster if the state or the investment board had made a commitment prior to June 22 to" buy the, Arkansas bonds. Mr. Pos- ter said no. This was untrue. Foster himself wrote to the Pul- ler Company on June 7 agreeing on behalf of the investment board to purchase in Arkansas bonds from the Puller Company at. a price which would give the After 16 years as a member of the Winona county board of com- missioners, Teofil J. Pellowski of Winona, above, representing the first district, was elected chairman of the board at its meeting at the courthouse Wednesday. Mr. Pel- lowski succeeds F. J. Roberton, who resigned in the recent bribery reve- lations. (Additional details on Page 3.) yield "The of 2.19 per cent, board of investment (Continued on Page 14, Column FOSTER ;

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