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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              SHOWERS TONIGHT, COOLER TUESDAY THERE'S NO STATIC ON KWNO-FM 97.5 MEGACYCLES VOLUME 49, NO. 193 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 3, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY- isolationists Appealing to U. S. Voters By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington one seems to have noticed it, but a powerful attempt to restore out-and-out Iso- lationism as official Republican doctrinal has been going on for some time. The opportunity was provided by the 1950 senatorial con- tests to the two key states of Ohio and i Illinois. And ever since they began their campaigns. Senator Kobert A. Taft and Representative Everett Dirksen have been seeking to make the Ohio and Illinois elec- 17 Kill as Trai n tlons into eye-catching: proofs of isolationism's reviving appeal to the voters. The case of Representative Dirk- sen is not especially significant, unless the essential squalor of po- litical human nature happens to excite your morbid interest. In Dirksen was a fervent con-1 vert to the internationalism of Sen-, ator Arthur H. Vandenberg, of Michigan, until just about the time when he was tempted to seek the Illinois Senate seat now occupied by Majority Leader Scott Lucas. UNFORTUNATELY, the interna- tionalism of Senator Vandenberg is no better than the foreign policy of Benedict Arnold in the eyes of Colonel Robert R. McCormick. The colonel owns a controlling interest in the Illinois Republican party. And by some peculiar magic, the straying Dirksen saw the error of his ways, and opened his senatorial campaign on a blatantly isolation- ist note, with the colonel's benign blessing. It remains to be seen how much, good this will do Dirk- sen, whose appeal to the Illinois independent vote largely lay in his reputation for not belonging to Colonel McCormick. Senator Taft, on the other hand, is a man as Well as a politician. a man of con viction, he has lever more than briefly wavered in his isolationism And as a politician, he has evi- dently calculated that it would be good campaign tactics to change the venue, as it were, from the Taft-Hartley act and other domes- tic Issues. Hence Taft has been stressing his opposition to the bi- partisan foreign policy with spe- cial fervor and intensity, In al- most all his opening speeches to "the Ohio voters. Until ten days ago, Ssnator Taft's campaign strategy was con- sidered very smart politics indeed by most of the poltlclal sooth-say- ers. As long as three years ago, Senator Vandenberg himself began to warn that the American elec torate in general, and the midwest- Justice Douglas Injured in Fall Taklma, Wash Justice Wil iam O. Douglas, one of the leading liberals of the U. S. Supreme court was injured gravely yesterday in the Cascade mountains he loved as a boy. He suffered 13 rib fractures and a punctured lung when his frightened horse fell and rolled on him. His chances of full recovery, however, appeared excellent today, Doctors attending him at a Yakima hospital said his condition was not critical. The 50-year-old jurist responded well to blood transfusions and em- ergency treatment given on his ar- rival from the accident scene, 77 miles away. But for several days, his doctors said, the danger of pneumonia will je acute. As soon as his improve- ment permits, further examinations are planned to check against the NEW GREEK PEACE MOVE UNDERWAY United Nations Commission Calls In Neighbor Nations Lake Success, N. T. A new effort to end the some- imes shooting conflict between 5reece and her communist northern! neighbors gets under way today. Brigadier-General Carlos P. Ro- mulo, president of the TLN. general j assembly, has called a meeting this morning of the four-member Balkan onciliation committee chosen unan- imously by the assembly's political ommittee last week, possibility of other internal injur-l Romulo, who heads the commit- lies. itee, will meet with Lester B. Pear- Mrs. Douglas, who was in the [son of Canada, chairman of the po- east, and their daughter, Mildred, litical committee; Selim Sarper of a student at her father's alma Turkey, vice-chairman of trie po- mater, Whitman college at Wallailitical committee, and U. N. Secre- Walla, Wash., are on their here to be by his side. Douglas, mentioned frequently as a possible Democratic presidential waystaiy General Trygve Lie. The plan approved by the commit- tee calls for invitations to Albania and Bulgaria to send special repre-j candidate in 1952, was hurt on the I uaitatives to appear before the con-i eve of the Supreme court's newiciliation group. The other nations in-) term and two wieks to the day' frori his 51st birthday. The Bodies Of Three Persons who were among 17 killed at On- tario, Calif., last night, lie at the railroad intersection where a speeding passenger train smashed into an Air Force bus. The bus was returning military and civilian personnel to March Air Base after a day at the beach. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) Air Base Picnic In California Ends in Tragedy Acetylene Torches Cut Wreckage From Locomotive By Jim Hubbart Ontario, Calif. A racing passenger train ripped into a. X7.S. Air Force bus at a crossing last night, killing 17 of the 22 occupants. Eleven of the dead were military lor civilian personnel from March Air Base; five were members of the Ontario Hostess' service or- other was the chap- erone, Mrs. Ruby McLaugMin, 45, mother of one of the dead girls, Ju- anita McLaughlin, 18. Chief Deputy.Coroner Edward P. Doyle said only five, including twin sisters sitting in different parts of the bus, escaped alive. It was hours ern voters in particular, would eventually rebel against the bur- dens imposed by a constructlv foreign policy. THIS TEAR WITH th' tension easing in Europe and the kremlin taking a rather quieter line, con- beginning of this voters' rebellion. Senator Vandenberg repeatedly acknowledged he saw the signs. Indeed, he long ago told E.C.A. Administrator Paul Hoffman that La Crosse Asks Minnesota to Return Suspect BULLETIN Madison, Wis. District Attorney John S. Coleman head- ed back for La Crosse today with extradition application papers for a man charged with murder- ing- ;Dr, James McLoone two years ago. Coleman obtained the forms at Governor Kennebohm's of- fice. He said he figured he had saved time by driving to Madi- son for them and would return tomorrow after filing them. The procedure is necessary before applying to the governor for sig- nature. La Crosse, Wis. District Attorney John S. Colernan said he would ask Governor Rennebohm to- day to sign extradition papers for a former La Crosse resident charg- ed with murdering Dr. James Mc- two years ago. Arnold Larson, 35, a Minneapolis automobile salesman, was arrest- Saturday and charged" with the slaying of the prominent La Crosse 'physician. Last night Larson pro- tested his innocence through his attorney, Phillip G. Arneson of La Croose. After interviewing Larson in the Tanker Loses Propeller on Atlantic Trip New York A American tanker has lost her pro- peller in the Atlantic about 400 miles volved, Yugoslavia and Greece, al- ready have delegations at the U.N. meetings. The Bulgarian representa- tives have arrived in New York but it is not yet known when the Al- banians are due here. The conciliation task has assumed j some urgency since the U.N. special! committee on the Balkans reported recently there was danger of a seri- ous outbreak of hostilities in the] Balkans unless Bulgaria and Al- bania stopped aidinp the communist-! led Greek guerrillas. The committee said Yugoslavia had fulfilled its promise to close the border with Greece. The conciliation group will re- uort back to t ;ee by October their peace efforts. The political committee is sched- uled to continue debate today on the disposal of Italy's prewar Afri- can colonies. The U.N. spotlight this week is likely to shift, however, to the as- jembly's special political committee, which may reach the subject of charges of human rights violations in Russian satellites Tuesday. The special political committee is ;o vote today on a proposal to con- tinue the U.N. Korean commission and instruct the commission to re-jcoast Guard vessels-were ready to port any activities threatening peace1 assist if needed, in Korea. Johnson Plans Tour Of European Bases By Elton C. Fay, Associated Press Military Writer of Defense Johnson has tentative plans for a first-hand inspection of American military forces and bases in Europe within the next few months. And to check up on the United States' military position on the 900 Veterans Here Get Aid On Bonus Blanks The long lineup for the Minnesota 23 Injured Dzzlutb, three persons were injured, four seriously, today in the collision of an Arrowhead Bus Service, Inc., bus and a passenger car. The accident occurred at a, m. at the intersection of the Rice Lake and Norton roads, which is about five miles north- east of downtown Dnluth. Baltimore, the Coast Guard report- ed today. The tanker, the E.S. Clarke's Wharf, operated by the Trinidad Corporation, of New York, was en route from Aruba, Netherlands West Indies, to Boston. In addition to a Moran Towmg Corporation tug dispatched from Baltimore, aid is available from the tanker Rock Landing, also operated by the Trinidad Corporation, which is in the same vicinity. The Rock Landing was ordered to stand by. of the world, Under Secretary Stephen Early is considering a similar inspection trip to Japan before officers could draw a co- herent picture from survivors. Ear- lier estimates of the injured ran as bonus continued at the city build- high as 24, and police at one time ing today. 19 bodies had been accounted By noon some 200 World War n f or. One Killed As Crack Train Derails in Iowa Ames, Iowa, A rail coach filled with sleeping passengers was __ i 1JJJCQ Wim iJiCCPlQE JJaSSGIJKCrS f uiuio v> J.AI we TJnll Jiorea, in the vicinity of the sinned, the mutual military de-available there after 10 a. m. each The order of business for the wharf was mod. sheared open, killing one personjfense framework under Assistance will be topic T Ttr. f nmmirriso TIM 11 no anrtltmiYMTirr Tirnpn i____ >_____ I j-_ _ _. -1 AT and other areas. Unless pressure of work here in- terferes, Johnson hopes to get away for the European visit before the end of the year. In addition to conferring with the commanders of United States Ar- my, Air and naval forces in the European area, the trip could af- ford the defense chief opportunity for talks with military leaders in the other Atlantic pact nations. Bomb Considered that time, it is to be mutual military de- veterans had passed through the center, running the total, since Sat- urday morning, to about 900. Veterans Service Officer W. A. Lipinski, with six typists behind ]ate. him, had a lineup of about 50 vet- erans ahead of .him. The expanded veterans service center will close down at 3 p. m. today, but after that hour the ap- plications and assistance in filling them out, will be available at three places in Winona: I. At the service center's regular. Acetylene torches finally cut away the mangled wreckage from the bat- tered locomotive, and the train head.ed east more than four The bus came from March Air Force Base, 40 miles east of here, and carried military and civilian personnel and girl friends home- boiffid from a day at the beach. Bos Passengers Hurt No one on the bus was unhurt, but no one was Injured aboard the a. m. to 5 p. m. 2.. At the American Legion club, 265 East Third street. Forms will available there after 10 a. m. each; the Union Pacific's Pony Chicago. The railroad said the train was special po-itical committee will be erate the charges that three Russian satellites Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania have denied human rights and fundamental freedoms to their citizens. the European recovery appropria iHennepin county jaS at Minneapolis, tlnnc tn iHKKn-n the attorney said, are declin- ing to waive At his arraignment Saturday on Wisconsin fugitive warrant, Lar- son demanded a hearing which was set for next Friday. He remanded to jail under bond. Arneson said his client feels he tions would be slashed to ribbon by the next Congress, unless i was possible to point to tangible Marshall plan results. And this I partly explains why Hoffman has been pressing for immediate Eu- ropean economic union, almost us-, ing shotgun wedding tactics. In short, when he launched his campaign. Senator Taft had good reasons for believing, that there! was an isolationist tide for him t ride on. Under the circumstances the senator must have suffered un usual anguish when he heard Pres ident Truman's announcement o an "atomic explosion somewheri in Russia." With the development of the Ber ia bomb, a pattern has been re peated again, on the largest and most dramatic scale, that long ago began to drive the Republican Iso lationists almost to distraction, I has happened half a score of times already, that the American people would be just comfortably climb- ing into bed, and getting ready to put their heads under the covers when the kremlin kicked them out again. It is difficult to believe that this last great event has not done the job for go-out-and-out-iso- lationist appeals are bound to sound pretty odd, against the lurid backdrop of a Soviet Alamogordo. IT MUST BE ADDED that this thought does not appear, as yet, to have discouraged either Senator Taft himself or the lesser leaders of his kind. Judging by the sen- ator's comments on the grim new situation that now confronts this country, he is still firmly commit- ted to basing his appeal in Ohio on strong isolationism. This means, of course, that at the next session of Congress, Taft will be Jar more active than before in his attacks on the bi-partisan foreign policy. At the same time, President has .permitted bi-partisanship to be weakened, and will now be forced .to present Congress with new measures going considerably be- yond those which have already aroused Taft's ire. In short, al- though so little time is left to us, the whole next year may be wasted in angry debate, before the elec- tion comes and the American peo- ple are permitted to give their ver- dict on their own future. Damage In Warehouse Fire Miami, Fla. Stubborn fire that broke out in the Miami Herald's storage warehouse Satur- day night still smoldered today af- ter causing damages estimated at James L. Knight, business man-, ager of the Herald, estimated the loss of in newsprint and Vandenberg May Undergo Surgery and injuring four severely, whenJAtlantic pact will have begun to five cars of the westbound City of San Francisco streamliner left the rails here early today. All of the injured were on a coach take shape out of committee con- ferences beginning Wednesday in Washington. The joint chiefs of staff, the com- which left the rails and was ripped imanders of the Army, Navy and open as it jack-knifed into a box) a European trip last Ju- there from 7 to 9 p. m. today, from 3 to 9 p. m. beginning Tues-! day and for the remainder of the! club, 117 reminded nim of Iwo beachhead "there wre-dead 3. At the street. car on a siding. Broken glass, bag- gage and seats which had been torn Legion and V.F.W. Survivors included Omega and volunteers Pearce, 18-year-old twins Detroit Detroit Times reported today that Senator Van-! from their moorings flew through denberg (R.-Mich.) was taken to j the coach. the operating rOom of University) The coach's side was ripped open hospital in Ann Arbor for lung sur-ifor a distance of about 20. feet and gery. the coach immediately behind it The Times quoted surgeons as scissored off the tracks as the crack saying the senator would be un-i Chicago and North Western pas- der the knife for two to four hours.! senger train came to a stop within There was no official -comment [200 yards. Three sleepers at the from the hospital. Doctors said I rear of the train also left the tracks, there would be a report on None of the five cars turned over. lly to look over U. S. forces and' working at the center in the citylfrom Ontario. Omega received a bases there and confer with mili-j building, in addition to those tary leaders of the Atlantic pactiiously named, have been denberg's condition later today. Me LOONE downtown Miami. [disclosed. Specific cause of the accident was not determined immediately. If oc- curred about 3 a. m. (C.S.T.) Killed was Ernest Riggs, 35-year- old Negro from Oakland, Calif., who was on his honeymoon. His bride was unhurt. None of the four hospitalized in-! jured was critically hurt. Marquita cuts and nations on the defensive organiza-i Clark, Alfred G. Berndt, Mrs. J. M.J Sergeant Peter Grisolia, Brooklyn, tion under the pact. Henry, Miss Marlyn Peikert, Y-' said: However, a major Dorn and Miss Grace.Mary) which can influence all plans the defense of the free Western Eu- ropean nations has come since that visit announcement that Russia] Industrialist Dead Thus Johnson's European visitjYork industrialist, died yesterclaj should be against a definitely dif-jat a hospital where he was ad- ferent background than the earlier; mitted several days ago. He had conferences. ibeen ill for four weeks. CAB Probes Crash Killing Buddy Clark Los Angeles Civil Aer- onautics board today is investiga- ting- whether the plane which crashed in a busy midtown .boule- vard, killing- Crooner Buddy Clark, may have been overloaded. Five others, including Sam Hayes, top west coast newscaster, were injured in the crash Satur- day nig-ht. The plane was returning from the Stanford-Michigan foot- ball game at Palo Alto when its li, supply ran out. James N. Peyton, regional C.A.B. chief, said: could see was that fright- big light on the front of the train. I could see myself being hurled toward the wheels. But I _____________________ didn't reach them, thank God." has "had an "oTherj Milwaukee Lawrence! Nearly a mile of the railroad right- JJ. Parish, 56, Milwaukee and New 30 miles east of Los strewn with bodies, some decapitated and many man- gled. Torches were required to cut one body from the bus wreckage. Another was pinned beneath the diesel locomotive. What was left of the bus was wrapped around the engine. Party On Outing Survivors said the party had been to Corona Del Mar and Long Beach on a special services outing. It had dropped off some girl friends of the Air Base personnel only a few min- utes before. A graphic eyewitness account came from O. K. Englund or La ;rescenta, Calif., who was driving on U.S. highway 60, which parallels the Union Pacific tracks. _ he said, "rocks began hitting my .windshield and I drove Parks Ready to Serve Winona, CAB Told Parks Air Lines, Inc., of East St. Louis, HI., certified more than two years ago to establish feeder line service between Chicago and the Twin Cities, including a Winona stop, is now in a financial position to begin such service, Oliver L. Parks, president, told the' Civil Aeronautics board now conducting a hearing in Washington, D. C., in the matter. Parks never began operations never and the hearing is for the purpose of either continuing Parks' certifi- cation, of giving the routes to Mid- Continent Airlines, Inc., of Kansas City or awarding the miles of routes to other airlines. To substantiate his testimony., Mr. Parks offered in1 evidence a telegram from an Illinois bank con- friming a loan of to his airline. Parks said the loan, along with in new capital through an investment gave with versity, by St. Parks Louis uni- Air Lines Which to activate with single-engine planes. The telegram from the National ;tock Yards National Bank, Na- These Veterans of American Federation of Labor activity, at St. Paul for today's opening of the organization's national convention, are congratulated by A.F.L, President William Green, seated, for "lifetimes of service to the labor movement." All are 70 or more of age. Left to right, standing: .Frank Duffy of Indianapolis, emeritus general secretary of the carpenters union who is 88 and has attended 47 consecutive national conventions; Joseph A. MuUaney of Elmhurst, N. Y., asbestos workers president; William J. McSorley of Cleveland, lathers union president; William L. Huteheson of In- dianapolis, carpenters president; Daniel J. Tobln of Indianapolis, teamsters president; Robert Byron oJ Chicago, sheet metalworkers president; Joseph D. Marshall of San Francisco, construction'woi'kers first vice-president. CAP. Wirephoto to The Bepublican-Herald.) passengers. This plane was carry- ing five passengers; We are inves- tigating the possibility or wheth- er the plane may have been over- loaded." Hayes, 44, suffered minor in- juries. Hayes' wife, Sally, 28, suf- fered leg injuries. Frank Berend, 56, sustained head injuries, and Jennings Pierce, 52, suffered a brain concussion. All were report ed in "satisfactory" condition. Clark, 38, was a top recording Hid radio artist. In recent years, be starred on his own program "The Contented Hour" and previ- ously on the "Hit Parade." by E. S. Williams, vice-president. It said the only conditions on the 90-day, three per cent interest, loan were that no major expenditure ment that the loan would be ex- tended if necessary. Parks replied he could not say mto a big cloud of dust. I stopped. whether there had been a board meeting but he assumed the dir- ectors had discussed it. A fellow was staggering around, yelling 'my arm, my I saw one jman lying against a post, bones body_ There _ j Parks, counsel did not offer out Irom _ ditional evidence, pointing out pieces of bodies scattered very- had been agreed that a confirm- where. pieces Of the bus were scat- ing telegram would be sufficient. Dobbs said he, was only interest- could be made without approval of the Parks Aircraft Sales and Serv- ice, Inc., and the bank. It said the loan could be renewed. Hugh J. Dobbs, representing the Springfield, HI., Chamber of Com- merce, asked whether Parks wou'd offer any further evidence concern- ing the loan. He wanted to know whether there1 iad been a meeting of the bank's; Board of directors to agree upon the loan and also upon the state- ed in Parks financial ability to op- erate the route. He asked the line's plans if the bank should decide not to extend the loan. Parks mentioned other assets ..of Parks Aircraft Sales and Service, toe., which controls the air line, and said there were other ways acquire cash if additional funds were needed. A James W. Batchelor, counsel for Ozarks Airline of Springfield, Mo., tered around, none so big you "I came upon a girl, naked from the waist up and bleeding badly. "I must have seen about 15 peo- ple lying around, and there were only five of them alive." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy with possibility of light local in 1945 was committed for showers tonight. Partly cloudy and development of the airline, onlyja little cooler Tuesday. Low to- actually had been paid to the company. Parks said that it would have required to activate the hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: routes two years ago with multi- engine planes. At that time, he said, it was im- possible for airlines to obtain loans. Since the additional and larger; portion of the necessary total could not be obtained, 'Parks said, the night 54; high Tuesday 67. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 airline relieved previous at of their commitments. Maximum, 78; minimum, 55; noon, 72; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 75; minimum, 56; noon, 71; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- l (Additional Weather on Page 8)   

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