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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1949, Winona, Minnesota CONTINUED MILD, SHOWERS TONIGHT FOOTBALL TONIGHT KWNO FM VOLUME 49, NO. 192 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 1, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES TOD4Y- Candidate Truman Eyes 1952 By Joseph and Stewart Alsop The present session of the 81st Congress has already endured for nine pretty macabre months, and the experts 'think 1; will not wind up until November 1. Even now, however, the political results of the session are fairly clear. They add up to a victory for President Truman. Nothing could have seemed more' unlikely during the early when the President and his be-j leagured congressional leaders! were always being driven into cor-j ners or suffering defeats. But thej President has the peculiar knack) of the wounded knight in the oldj ballad, who declared: "I'm hurt but I am not slain, I'll lie me down and bleed awhile. Then I'll rise to fight again." This habit of obstinate .resurrec- tion can be very annoying, in a political opponent, and the Repub- lican leaders must be particularly annoyed, since the President now is an exceedingly probable candi- date to succeed, himself. Among thoss closest to him, there is no longer much shyness on this point It is asserted that until this sum mer the odds were at least ten to one against Truman considering another run for the presidency. Bu it Is explained that the Presiden' has now been encouraged to change Ills mind, by what he him self regards as his success in mas- tering the congressional problem, THIS IN TURN DISCLOSES the Truman political strategy. One rea- son that the President is pleased with the results of the present con- gressional session is his conviction that they afford a good platform on to go to the country. The way the President means to go to the country, the kind, of appeal he intends to make, may thus be dis- Man Kill McCloone Suspect Fights Extradition covered by examining what Con- gress has done. What Congress has done may be summarized as fol- lows: First, all the really essential; measures of administration foreign policy have been passed. The Pres- nist international information bu- ident has taken the shocking risk Steelmen Strike Arnold A. Larson, 35, above, has been charged with murder in the two-year-old slaying of Dr. James McCloone of La Crosse, Wis, These police identification pictures were taken today at Minnea- polis following his arraignment on a fugitive warrant. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) Three Balkan Nations Plan Split With Tito London least three oth- Minneapolis Free Pension, Insurance Bid Shuts U. S. Mills Idle Miners Put U.S. Jobless Higher By Lee Linder j Pittsburgh A half million CXO. Steelworkers struck today for! free pensions -vd free insurance, shutting down America's steel and iron mills from coast to coast. The first steel walkout since 1948 dealt a crippling blow to TJ. S. industry. And coupled with the two- week-old coal strike it threatens to disrupt the nation's economy. 1 Right now America's strike idle! is past the million mark. This in- cludes 400.000 soft coal United SteeJworker President Phil- Arnold A. Lar- ip Murray gave the strike signal. And at one minute past midnight or- Dies on Highway Few Minutes After Accident Reinhold Seemann Hit After Stepping From Wirtona Bus The First Of A Long, long line of World War II veterans filing through the city building today to apply for their share in the Minnesota bonus. son 35-year-old car salesman todavi AnQ at one minute past midn to walve extradition walkout became effective a warrant charging first degree mur- jder in the death two years ago of Bonus Applicants Jam Processing Center An unexpected jam of first-hour bonus applicants overtaxed the! capacity of the processing center in the city building this morning. First arrivals camped at the door at o'clock, but by the open- IDT. James McCloone, La m 23 states- derly and without incident. It shut down 53 basic steel plants and 50, ___ ...._____. ___ ___ _____ .._. iron ore mining companies. hour a half hour later more than, a hundred were in the corridors. Winona county recorded Its i fourth traffic fatality of the year Friday night when 86-year old Reinhold Seemann, a Stockton val- ;le" resident, died several minutes after he bad been struck by an [automobile in the village of Stock- ton. I had visited in Wi- jnona earlier injur- led fatally at about p.m., when was struck by a car driven by iMilo Bundy of LewJston. Dr. H. Satterlee of Lewiston was call- Jed to the scene of the accident land, in the absence of County Co- roner R. B. pronounced death due to accidental causes. Last night's fatal accident occur- red exactly four weeks after See- mann's son and only close rela- tive, 57-year-old Richard Seemann, died of injuries suffered when he fell down an elevator shaft at the J. R. Watkins Company here where he was employed as a night watch- man. According to Sheriff George Fort iwho investigated the accident, yes- Airlines seeking parts or all of terday's mishap occurred on high- Republican-Herald photo CAB to Hear Airlines Plea For Routes Next Wis., doctor. Larson was taken into municipal court this morning on a fugitive warrant. Judge Leslie Anderson set bail at and continued the er Balkan satellites are for ten days. Bail was not fur- ;o sever treaty ties with via following yesterday's renuncia- ioa of friendship pacts with Mar- was retUrned to the Hennepia county jail. shal Tito by Poland and Hungary. District Attorney John S. Coleman Three other cominform (commu-jof La Crosse said, he would request Teau) members appeared certain of virtually jettisoning bi-partisan-jto follow Russia's lead in telling ship. the country) may paylTito they are no longer friends. a heavy price for this in the fu-JThey are Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia ture. But the road for the Romania, measure of this session, like ihej Albania_also a fellow traveler Atlantic pact, had been smoothed before the session began. Thus this aspect of the record is extremely satisfactory. .Second, just repudiated several agreements, chiefly economic, with her Tito-led Balkan neighbor a year ago soon of Larson through Wis- Governor Rennebohm and Minnesota Governor Youngdahl. The warrant charging Larson with Dr. McCloone's slaying was issued in La Crosse September 28 and Lar- son was arrested in Minneapolis the following day. Dr. McCloone was found shot to death near the La Crosse city lim- enough has been done on the domestic front to an- I after the cominform denounced the its on the night of November 14 Yugoslav regime. 1947. He had just returned from a Though it appeared that Russia professional Call at the St. Joseph's iri na VmilHirtfr _n_ swer the charge that the President and her partners were building fOr tne promises everything and accom-jto a break-off in diplomatic re- plishss nothing. With an assistjiations with Yugoslavia the Tito from Senator Robert A. Tail, outwardly still appear- housing and minimum wage billsied relatively undisturbed. have gone through. By great per- sonal efforts by the President, the In the first official comment on Russia's denunciation of her treaty, power lobby'j efforts to cut thela broadcast by the official Yugo- gizzard our. of the Federal news agency Tanjug, said the er program have been effec lively frustrated. And congression- al approval, has been secured at last for the two or three appoint- ments the President tossed to his liberal supporters, in the manner of a very bored keeper tossing very small fish to very sad seals. THIRD, CONGRESS has also ad- ministered certain defeats to the President, but these are of the sort he likes. The next session, with the election corning up, is likely to give much more serious considera- tion to the President's farm pro-, gram and his proposals for aid to Three law enforcement officer: from La Crosse came io Minneapolis two weeks ago to question a sus- pect in the slaying. At that time, District Attorney Coleman said the man being questioned had been quizzed a year ago, but that new information had been uncovered re- kremlms action is one about his activities on the proof as to who considers treaties between nations to be mere scraps of paper. A London radio monitor said all wavelengths used by the Belgrade radio last night were being sever- ly jammed. The monitor said he had no way of knowing who was doing the jamming. In the treaty-junking- yesterday, Poland and Hungary followed Rus- sia right down the line. The Soviets tore up their treaty they said, because the treason trial of Hungary's former Foreign Min- Dr. McCloone was tilled. Retired Presbyterian Missionary Dies Santa Monica, Calif. Dr. David A. Murray, 88, retired Pres- byterian missionary leader, writer and teacher, died in a hospital of injuries suffered recently in a fall at, his home here. Beginning in 1892 Dr. Murray served for ten years as pastor of jT I Presbyterian churches in Chicago Iowa, and Ottunwa, Iowa. Furnaces Banked Actually, however, the shutdown had begun hours earlier as steel, mills banked furnaces to protect equipment. There were a few scat- tered wildcat strikes before the! scheduled end of a truce asked by President Truman and accepted by Murray. Mr. Truman had three times in- tervened delaying the strike a total of 76. days. But last night he refused to butt in again. I'he strike order came suddenly but not unexpectedly. It followed two days of fruitless negotiations with federal mediators and months of wrangling markec by bitter and sarcastic name-calling with management. Tickets were assigned today to the scores of iron mines in Min- nesota, northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan where diggers joined the nationwide walkout of Steelworkers at mid- night last night. Henry Eurkharomer. director for the C.I.O. United Steelworkers, said all firms in the area had assured the union no attempt would be made to operate any but necessary main- tenance facilities. Workers carrying- strike signs also stood at the g-ates of the American Steel Wire Com- pany plant at Duluth and the Universal Atlas Cement Com- pany. About 4.000 workers were affected at those two establish- ments. Burfcbammer said the plants shut down when the II p. m. shift failed to report for work last night. An hour later it was still worse. The line of applicante country's largest feeder air for help in filling out the forms stretched down the long city corridor and out into the street. Insido a dozen volunteers from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts were atj-tlerL typewriters, assisting the two- day. i member staff of the Winona Coun- The U. S. Mediator William N. 2 Air Force Fliers Killed In B-25 Crash By The Associated Press Two Air Force fliers died and seven parachuted to safety yester- day in a flaming crash in Tennes-j service route which will include a stop at Winona, are scheduled to present their cases before the Civil Aeronautics board, starting Mon- jty Veterans Service center. i In Line Two Hours couldn't keep the line down. Veter- ans getting inside the center short- ly before noon reported they had been in line for about- -two hoars. Service Officer P. A. Lipinski Mid-Continent Airlines of Kansas City will lead off. Parks Air Lines of East St. Lou- is, HI., completed its testimony yesterday. Cross examination of its presi- dent, 'Oliver L. all day and postponed Mid-Continent's bid was too busy checking applications! to fhf line nr to keep count of the mounting W me FaWCS hne or total, but the stacks of 4'000 miles of routes they did not see the man at way 14 in Stockton's business dis- trict but apparently was witnessed by no one. Sudden Bump Bundy told the sheriff that he and his wife were driving to Wi- nona and were passing through Stockton at about 30 miles an hour when they felt a sudden bump. Mrs. Buady exclaimed, "We must have hit al- though neither occupant of the car had noticed any object to the path of the automobile. The car was stopped immediately and investigation revealed Mr. See- jmann lying on the highway several 'feet from the automobile. Mr. and Mrs. Bundy both stated see. Another Air Force plane with ten aboard was missing between El Paso, Texas, and Denver, Colo. Parks several years ago. The Tennessee crash minutes. forms appeared to hold atout 400. Veterans arriving without certi- or photostatic copies of dis- charges were delaying the process- ing. Without those copies, completion _ of one application was taking 20 Rochester and La Crosse are minutes to half an hour; with the Mid-Continent bid, lany time until he found lying by !Shenff Port disclosed no witnesses Parks never started -operations, j? _ t T, !Sh President Parks testified the the is now ready to activate the routes] It has been determined that the with single-engine planes Winona, !man was bit bv the riSfl' front near Chattanooga. One engine of a twin-engined B-25 bomber caught fire just ag the plane was pre- paring to land. Captain William E. Blair of Elouston, Texas, the pilot, ordered the other eight men aboard to jump but he rode the plane to lis death to prevent it from fall- ing into a thickly-populated area. The parachute of one of the met; who jumped was not hooked proper- y and he perished in a 6.000- bot fall. The missing plane, an Air Force B-17, last was contacted last night over Las Vegas, N. M., the Air Force In swamping the processing cen- ter, veterans were spurred by the knowledge that the pay off will be made as the applications are re- they're completed correctly. Many veterans were coming to the center just to pick up the form, without asking for assistance, but each of them was being asked by Mrs. Milton Rosen, the center's re- ceptionist, to return for checking of the completed form. Margolis had jumped into the pic-1 marshaled planes to join in the ture full of hope. (search. and have asked for service by DC-3 multi-engine planes I fender and headlight of 'mobile and was hurled several feet by the impact. Visits Law Office Seemann was in Winona yester- day afternoon. He visited a local law declde to certifications, Fred Bonnan, 522 East prove a proposed absorption ofjFourth street. Bonnan said today Parks by Mid-Continent or award all or parts of the routes to other carrier applicants, including Mid- Continent. The other carriers are Eastern that Seemann came to Winona early yesterday afternoon to consult an attorney regarding his son's estate. The attorney was unable to see Seemann yesterday and told the Stockton man to return sometime Airlines, New York City: Central next week. After leaving the attor- Airlines, Oklahoma City; office, Borman offered to Airlines, Springfield, Mo.; Chicago'drive Seemann to his home, but the The center was to remain open and Southern, Chicago; Continental man insisted on returning to Stock- until 5 o'clock this afternoon, and Airlines, Denver; Braniff Airwaj's.jton on the bus. will not open again until 8 a. m. Dallas; Turner Airlines, He arrived in Stockton on a bus Monday. Wisconsin Central, Madison andlonly a few minutes before the ac- Volunteers at the typewriters this j Southern Bus Lines, Alexandria, [cident. morning from the two posts werejLa. It is believed that he stepped out education and "extension of social) Laszlo Rajk benefits. And while the ana Late" he spent 2fl yeftrs JapanJ Soon he sought a rnjracie) which ling- its. test pilot. loom. security benefits: And while with the Yugoslavs and Soon he sough man seems unliSely to secure hisiAmericans to put his country in where he the Osaka Theo.jnever came. civil rights program or repeal an' seminary in 1902 and serv- Murray repair Caras-on-the-table conferences! in England, a jet "flying trian-Miss Mary Gainey, James The Parks routes involve 41 ci-; of the bus on the north side of the first turned his optimism into a new craft with secret equip- Miss Betty Thiele Mrs E. G Cal-ties in 11 Midwestern states. (highway and was walking across simism. Then his pessimism interment being developed for the ar- iahan, John W Dugan'Fred King, In addition to presenting evi-jthe road when he was struck by the m Mrs. James Hermes, Miss Dorothyjclence that Parks is now ready Scherer, Miss Virginia Nelson, Missjoperate, Mr. Parks yesterday tes-j First Since August Mary Cashel, Mrs. A. W. that he favors the proposed! Seemann's duath was the county's med forces, crashed last night kill V 11 .illiiilflO _ lUKlwai J JJ-1 APUXi O the Tait-Hartley act in 1950. he will Parroted that as their reason for, prmcipal Jor years, Hg arahere ta 1922 and di. not be sorry to conserve these out their pacts-yesterday. sues for future use. j rf his >ime between this city In short, the new Truman and work in Biblical literature in Warsaw to get out of the egy is a simple modification of thel Hlmgary already nas or. strategy on which the President! dered ten members Qf Jega. went to the country m in Budapest to leave the coun- can hardly wish to cry out against a "do-nothing after he and his party have won the last election. But the Congress has ac- complished just enough to permit '.be President to point with pride to things done. On the other hand, the Congress has left plenty of im- portant things undone. And thus the President can still portray him- self as a sort of Democratic David bravely battling against the Goli- aths of the "interests." IT MUST BE ADDED that Inj this respect, the Republicans have helped the President very gener- ouslv. Their fifth successive defeat in a presidential election might have been expected to make the Republican leaders think about renovating their party. No such re- sponse has been visible, however. The Republicans of the 81st Con- gress have been indistinguishable from the Republicans of the 80th. And the speeches that Sena- tors Taft and John Poster Dulles and former Representative Everett Dirksen are making in Ohio, New York and Illinois, actually sound like the Republicanism of the 1930's, Everything depends, of course, on whether President Truman Isi in believing that the political1 merchandise Taft, Dulles and Dirk- sen are peddling ;s not what the American people want to buy to-j day But if Truman's judgment isi sound in this respect, there Jsi sound justification for the glow ofj confidence that now emanates fromj the President and his entourage. try. Yugoslavia retaliated with ex- pulsion orders for nine members of the Hungarian diplomatic staf: in Belgrade. j Citizens Urged Tc Support Own Community Chest Washington The 1949 Community Chest campaign got under way today, sparked by President Truman's plea for every citizen to "give gener- ously" to put the fund over the top. Mr. Truman said in a na- tion wide broadcast last night that the red feather drive is a "typically American cam- peace "deserves the ffenerous support of all of us." "In our form of govern- he said, "we Americans have long since passed beyond the confining barriers of state lines into the federation that is the United States of America, serving all the people and be- ing- served by them. "It is this same co-operative spirit which has created and maintains your Community Chest. Let us give generously through this federation of many organizations, meeting many community needs, so that everybody benefits." struction at MonmoutH college, m. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, a Catalina remained cagey boat crashed at the mouth out. And right at the end, big steel the Iguape river, killing two (Continued on Page 3, Column I passengers and a crew member. 'Seventeen persons were injured. The plane was owned by Brazilian Taba Airways. STEEL and Adolph Bremer. merger with Mid-Continent. first traffic fatality since August 2 After Monday afternoon the two! The consolidation woalc. a Camp McCoy soldier, Wil Continent entry to Ctiicago.'nam m __ Jriner vwtrrnr have forms and will give assistance. Idle Steel Workers, many in their shop clothes, stand at the entrance to the Jones: and Laughlin Steel works at Aliquippa, Pa., today. Man at the extreme right wears a picket armband. 7-liese men and half .a million fellow CiO. unionists are striking for company-financed pensions and Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Two Fined jFor Horse Meat (Sales to Stores I Madison, Wis. James and I Harold Martinek of Excelsior, Minn., yesterday were fined after pleading guilty to selling horse meat as beef tenderloins. They testified they sold the meat 'to restaurants in Madison and the following other Wisconsin cities: Antigo, Clintonville, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Lake Delton, Merrill, Tomahawk, Oshkosh and Wisconsin Dells. Charges also were filed against the brothers' employer, Morris Malin of Minneapolis. Malin was charged with selling and distribut- ing horse meat fraudulently. WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 76; minimum, 46; noon, 72; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and Vicinity: Partly cloudy and mild tonight and Sun- day, local showers likely late to- night. Low tonight 50; high Sunday 74. Additional weather on Page 15, which it has long sought. Other airlines say the merger would make Mid-Continent a ma- jor trunk line. Joseph W. Weinberg, University Minnesota pro- fessor, was nained as "Scientist X" by the House Un-American, Activities committee in a re- port which recommended -that the Justice department prose- cute him on perjury charges. "Scientist X" was accused by the committee of passing war- time A-bomb secrets to a Com- munist agent. (AP Wirephoto) was killed in an au- tomobile accident near Minnesota City. Sorn in Germany September 5, 1862, Mr. Seemann was a retired miller and lived alone in Stockton about two miles north of Stockton. Among nieces and nephews who survive are Pavil Seemann, Lewis- ton; Miss Susan Seemann, liyota: Mrs. Ray Scaults and Mrs. Henry DrysSale, Winona, and Mrs. Eliza- beth Witte, Selma, Calif. Tentative arrangements have been made for funeral services to be held Monday 5n Lewiston. Israel Returns Church Property Tel Aviv, Israel Israel's army has given back to Christian churches 80 per cent of the church property the army requisitioned, a i spokesman for the Israeli foreign office said. The spokesman said the remainder of the church property would be released shortly. Czechs Believed Holding U.S. Citizen Prague, American embassy disclosed today that it had asked the Czechoslovak foreign ministry for information about an American citizen reported under arrest as a spy at Marienbad in western Bohemia. An embassy spokesman said the only definite information so far was that an American named Sammett was under arrest. His first, name and origin were unknown t