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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1949, Winona, Minnesota RAIN TONIGHT, COOLER TONIGHT THERE'S NO STATIC ON KWNO-FM 97.5 MEGACYCLES VOLUME 49, NO. 196 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 6, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Texan Spare Legislator for Wisconsin By Richard P. Powers A.P. Special Washington Service Washington In addition to its ten members of the House, Wis- consin can count a W. Thompson a native of La Crosse, Wis. While Thompson now considers himself a Texan, "having married a Texas girl and lived there for many years, his roots go back to Wisconsin and Minnesota and he doesn't forget those ties. The genial congressman, a close! friend of Speaker Sam Rayburn of Dodgers Win, 1-0, Even Series House-Approved Social Security Bill Goes to Senate By Francis M. Le May a triumphant 333 to 14 House Vote, legisla- Texas, admits he doesn't remem-iuon vastly expanding the nation's social security program moved over ber much of Wisconsin personally, to the Senate today. He left La Crosse with his parents in 1896 when he was four years old. He spent his boyhood and youth in the sawmill town of Cascade Locks, Ore., before settling in Tex- Th'ompson was elected to the! House in a special election in 1947. He served a previous term from 1933 to 1935. He is a life insurance company executive and a veteran of the Marine Corps in both world wars. He makes his home at Gal- veston. Thompson's grandfather, Colonel Clark W. Thompson, was appointed by President Lincoln as superin- tendent of Indian affairs with head- quarters in St. Paul, Minn. He served until after Lincoln's assas- sination in 1865. Roots in La Crosse The congressman's father, Clark j W. Thompson, was born in St. Paul, one of five children Col- onel Thompson. The other four were Helmus Wells Thompson, born in New York city, and Harriet, James Mackey and Mortimer Leo Thompson, all born in La Crosse. Descendants of the old Thomp- son family live in the La Crosse area and other parts of Wisconsin. Colonel Thompson, before his ap- pointment to the federal post, serv- ed several terms in the Minnesota legislature. He later founded tha Southern Minnesota Railroad and was its president for many years. The congressman recently re- ceived from the Library of Con- gress a photographic copy of a let- ter written in excellent long hand by Secretary of the Interior J. P. Usher In 1865, to Colonel Thomp- son, asking that he go to Nevada to handle sale of a government- owned sawmill. He also has a copy of a letter from Colonel Thompson to the in- terior secretary, dated August 5, 1865, reporting on the sale. Wiley Seeks Re-election It is no secret that Senator Al- exander Wiley hit, no errors, none left.______ FIFTH INNING Banta, a right- lander, began warming up in the Dodger bullpen. Campanella ram- Continued on Pace 21, Column 4.) SERIES