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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1949, Winona, Minnesota CLOUDY TONIGHT, WARMER THURSDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 201 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 12, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY CHEST EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY- 'Welfare State' Ruhs Into Trouble Sole Dependency on B-36 Hit By Joseph and Stewart Alsop it is to succeed at all, President Truman's welfare] state will first of all demand ex- ceedingly sober, clearheaded and practical political leadership. With- out some self-discipline, the gov- ernment cannot safely venture into almost every sphere of the national life. In this absolutely fundamental respect, the story of the agricul- ture bill is far from reassuring. Fire Destroys K. of C. Hall, Theater at Prairie du Chien Prairie du Chien, Wis. Ajsaid the flames were confined to half-block business building went up in flames early today with a This enormous measure has estimated by one of the own- ers at least half a million dollars. The blaze was discovered short- ly after midnight in a two-story structure housing the Metro theat- er, the Panka tavern, a sweet shop attracted very impassioned atten- tion, except among the farmers themselves. Yet it will cost the na- tion a number of hundreds of mil- lions or even billions of dollars that even its sponsors have not tried to estimate. It is exactly the kind of measure by which an increas- ingly planned national economy will stand or fall and to all in- tents, it has "growed" just as hap- hazardly as Topsy. THERE WAS NOTHING haphaz- ard, to be sure, about the original bill proposed by Secretary of Agri- culture Brannan. Despite the hys- terical attacks upon it, there was really a great deal to be said for the Brannan bill. It accepted the inevitability of subsidizing Ameri- can agriculture, which has now be- come habitual with both political! parties. At the same time, it pro-j vlded for the consumers consuming; the destroyed building and other buildings were saved from all but smoke and water damage. About 35 volunteer firemen from undetermined origin, on the second floor where the K. C. had held a meeting earlier. The last patrons were leaving the theater at the time. Prairie du Chien were joined by] No injuries were reported imme-j 14 volunteers from McGregor, j wa across the Mississippi. Some! The brick west wall of the half-! townspeople aided in removing! century old structure toppled atj valuables from nearby buildings. [2 a.m. Earlier, the flames er me lavciii, tt va-iwatwiwu and the Knights of Columbus hallj Jim Panka, owner of the several stories into Within 20 minutes it raged outjing along with his brothers, Tex glowing sky. control, threatening the entire and George, estimated the dam.. Fire fighters of downtown had with! Emergency Aid Planned for Area Farmers Funds Available For Storm Loss, Dernek Believes Help for Southeastern Minnesota me viit.iica.iiu -n district of the south- age at least and possibly a truck and pumper from QUWlll'UWll '-'i uuv- western Wisconsin community. 2 a.m. Fire Chief Claire Mellingeri George discovered the fire. Chien and a truck from ofiGregor. Mn JL C JiThree Sentence urray predicts tndjFor Embezzling Of Steel Strike 2. Help in quickly picking up the Lgamst small businessmen which nharvested corn crop, much of Ingulfed most of Prague the last I 1. Relief for property damage. 2. unharvested corn crop, mucn oi' engulfed most of Prague which was pushed down onto the j ten days had been aimed at liqui- ground by the severe wind. I dating remnants of the middle class. Both helps are still in the plan- ning stage. Senator L. W. Dernek, mindful of Businesses Seized, Czechs Arrested By Richard Kasischke Prague, nationalized businesses sprang up in Prague today in shops whose owners had been seized in widespread police roundups. The purge arrests were reported continuing. Several people who went to trade with their former neighborhood druggists, bakers or book shops reported they found communist-con- trolled national administrations had-------------------------------" been, installed. _ m _ m Argentine Tram Wreck Causes Death of 25 The businesses had been seized by the government. In some cases j it was reported the families of the farmers-on two fronts-was started iformer owners also had been tnrown out of their apartments. [nationalized. had long since becn Buenos Aires Twenty-five But the businessmen were only persons were killed and more 'than <.tppi will _ _ _ says the nation-' the surpluses which is complete victory for his men in their fight for free pen- erable to burning them or stuffing _ hp Harold Crawford, them up to onomic subsidized by the state, without be- ing submitted to rather strict state! control. I After all, Wisconsin Funds j.wu.j.ju i i.w J.11JU1CUI iil Madison Wis. -UPI- Three per-1his Winona county constituents, said which were rdUWy resort-bound ns who pleaded guilty to charges: that he believed expenditures could j to have seized thousands in this! embezzling state agriculture made out of the state's general capital alone. Landlords and rtment funds were trio-nthm- -ndthlnight here one class arrested in these round- lOO injured in a collision of a train just before mid- already emergency contingent fund for dam- propertied persons, together 'age in the storm. !many doctors and lawyers and just He said that the last session of the Hot Weather Continues in East, South his of his men to strike. The U. S. Conciliation service up iZling and Mrs. Peterson, meetings with union and top in-! if anyone going Intoj the oyster shell industry was to be[ guaranteed an annual profit of 000, three-quarters of the country! would shortly be engaged in oyster j shell production, if production quo-! tas were not fixed. This is the kind of truth that is not always appar-! ent, however, to farm organiza-! tions. Except for the leftwing Farmers' Union, Brannan therefore not supported by any ofj the powers of the farm lobby; and, i lne i the potent Farm Bureau Federa-! wavp" continued over most of the [kept an eye on reopening of con-i tiou actually led the envenomed! eastern ani southern states today [tract talks today between soft coal i j with the mercury heading for mid- !over the approaching crisis as the the mid- result of the 24-day old coal strike. Both strikes are threatening a knockout .blow at.American econo-j of the nation's steel centers. There was no reply from indus- try to Murray's optimism or to state prison after pleading guilty to 18 charges of forgery and one embezzlement count. inflUStrv had forced Patricia Peeney and Mrs. 'Jac charges industry naa lorcea had come ln' Minnesota legislature appropriated into the fund for each of the two -years of the current biennium for use by the governor's legislative advisory committee. Wind Damage By The Associated Press The earlv autumn season "heat! went ahead setting up separate; and top in-j dustry leaders in an effort to break the strike. The first session is! scheduled with Bethlehem Steel Corporation tomorrow at New! York. Coal Talks Watched Conciliation service also were fined and costs each. Miss! iFeenev was charged with embez-'tures were umuc I Ifn the wind damage at Anoka several to the police dragnet. Reliable reports said many of the people seized had been sent to forc- ed labor camps by communist-con- trolled national committees. After more than a week of such arrests there still was no govern- Iment statement on the action, nor the transport system's electric power was cut off to pre- Halsey Urges Use of Lighter, Faster Planes Heavy Bombers .Too Vulnerable, Navy Expert Says By Douglas B. Cornell Washington Grizzled Fleet Admiral William F. (Bull) Halsey called today for a defense strategy based on readiness to wage instan- taneous air attack on troop and military targets. Halsey made clear that would re- lighter, swifter planes than the B-36 "intercontinental bomber" on which the Air Force is concen- trating. He was before the House armed services committee, continuing the Navy's barrage against a military policy which puts so much empha- sis on the B-36. I Navy men contend the B-36 could vent further mishaps, one electric be only _ _.j.___ TTiriVllll'70 GlHlP 1T1 fllVlRll9JS_ raiding police Oast week reported j was coming into Buenos Aires from they had been turned away several itjje suburban Evita station, times from Prague's central police headquarters. said the police told them they didn't know how many people lective bargaining does not take Cleveland, for extension place soon, the country can look leases, one of the worst tieups in its history The executive council is to mee it wni knock recovery ef-i Thursday to consider extension of of the Western Mining Company, jployment service offices to mobilize of the help needed to gamer crop by hand. the Thus the farmers were to be stim-lthe central and western states. Thelforts of economy into a on undeveloped state-owned (No damage survey was being ulated to overproduce by higbjstrong winds which swept over the rigidly guaranteed prices, with no-central sta'es earlier in the week further restrictions than the con-! diminished yesterday. A survey dis- trols of the old 1938 farm law. loosed a deUh toll of 2? and heavy In the Senate, Secretary Bran- jJ f Vi Ivi lamageThe deato, in- Iron Age said steel stocks arej generally smaller than had at first been estimated. It added that close property, covering t reserve and the Ti the Tioga No. Tioga No. 2 re-jl three miles west of Grand made today. All county the :lt to arms of the extension were a .Tuninr T.iwstnc.lf shnw sible to trace individuals. They were told to return Sun- day with a food package and if was accepted they would at daughter was gt Police broadcasts told of new es- estimated 70 per cent of the capes from the well-stocked labor fw big The present leases liave state's crop was! camps. still standing in six storm struck. fields when the! There were six people, including !a woman, in the latest group of Row Over Farm Bill May Hurt Party in 1950 .LU ms. in four icw uiB ia woman, in me laiesi, group ui was will be able to operate more i years to run. The mtamg firm The governor said first reports announred. Anderson of New Mexico, then of-jKansas, three each in Wyoming and fered still another bill, two each m South Dakota for subsidies on a sliding Nebraska and one m Iowa, from 75 to 90 per cent of Federal foresters werp called in according to the conditions of clear a read to an azea 100 miles; production and of the economy, i west of Missoula, Mont., wheie a Again no further production con- j snowstorm isolated 70 hunters, trols were included. Senate Maior-i ity Leader Scott Lucas none the! less got behind the Anderson biU.Xf- Pa III together with the administration's' ITIMII other congressional chieftains. The Conf nn Anderson bill looked like a moder-jJCIIlCIH-CU Ull ate compromise, and all seemed I .____.. to be in the key vote LdlCGny on the amendment by Senator Rus- than 30 days without curtailing pro- j it is making application now so indicated that from 30 to 90 per may know whether it can make jot that was now on the ground, future development of The company asked for exten- sion under terms of an act pass- in recent than twenty. Manpower Needs j The government yesterday extend-1 In Winona, Stanley S. Hammer, [ed its hold over Czech economy by duction. The fabricators, employing a half j ion steelworkers, are threaten- ed by strikes starting Saturday. Their contracts then, continuing ber. stlntiaify I representatives in four counties will j Murray left little doubt hell E0jstate [assist in filling farm -manpower! right down the line to freej 'believe that the facts bearing needs for the corn harvest. By Jack Bell Washington Tru- reported differences with of such fugitives an- j two of his top senatorial lieuten- Fast Attack Needed Halsey, whose carrier-based air- men drummed the Japanese up and down the Pacific, said the les- son from World War n is the need for immediate heavy air attacks at the military body of the enemy "who would be trying to crunch his way across Europe." "The objective of stopping and finally driving back the enemy on- rush can only be done by attacking- the enemy's armed forces and the transport system which moves him and his supplies." L Bombers by-passing these para- mount military targets, he said, "won't stop anything except pos- sibly bullets from the thousands of high-flying fast fighters an aggres- sor will have." Strategic bombing of rear area population centers can't stop ene- !my ground forces, Halsey rumbled Jon to an attentive committee. "The mass bombing of cities can only produce delay, remote and in- I direct effects on the course of the war. "The weight of evidence in our own and the British bombing sur- veys shows very clearly. days to in a farm bill mixup may icloud the issue for the Democrats the 1950 campaign. By all accounts today, the presi- Mass Bombing Ineffective "These reports show that it was a mistake to believe the B-17s, or later B-29s, could, by sub- manager of the employment taking control of privately-owned dent was standing for farm that his office and its volunteer farm machinery, barns and storage unescorted on pensions and insurance. Industry this transaction should be exa- has offered him a ten-cent hourly j package but insists the workers carefully when the proposals He advised farmers to call the Wi- nona office or the volunteer repre-j sell of Georgia, restoring the per cent parity provision of House bill. This vote was even, 37 90 mation that organizations in the smaller The fighting Scotsman reviewed assoclated with it should be made communities might be enlisted, if chip Montev which would have killed the amend- ment. But the amendment was dramatically saved, when Vice- President Barkley cast his ballot for Senator Russell. The immediate Lee. j indetermii to 37, i reformatory tire ten-cent tab for pensions and pleaded guilty to first degree grand larceny in the disappearance of S5.-Jinsurance. Then he declared: 500 from the home of an uncle! "Charley White (president of Re- near Milan after Lee had Steel Corporation) told the Nearly of the money 'You have no business in- results were decidedly bad rela- j recovered and Lee reported hejterfering in our business. A strike tions between Senator Lucas andj spent another for a new car.jis preferable'." the vice-president, plus a deter- mined effort by the administration leadeis to get the Russell amend-j ment stricken out again. SENATOR, LUCAS, presumably acting for President Truman, ac-j tively dragooned the faithful intoj line. Senator Anderson made .one or two concessions in his bill, toj win a vote here or there. The word j "shorn" was removed, for exam- ple, from the clauses governing subsidy payments on wool. This meant that the packing houses would get such subsidies on the wool that had not beer, shorn from sheep and lambs sent in for slaugh- ter, and the gift of to to the packers won a couple of votes. By such means, Lucas and An- derson carried the day against the Russell amendment. Then, at this precise moment, President Tru- man chose to indicate that his own Senate leader had been wrong all the time, and that he too preferred flat 90 per cent parity payments instead of the Anderson sliding scale. No explanation of why the unfortunate Lucas had been per- mitted to fight for the opposite policy was even hinted at. Nor was such an explanation needed. It was quite clear that the President had! rather belatedly decided which! scheme was the best politics, and had torpedoed his majority leader in order to do what was politically j expedient. The situationjshas been so roiled up that any prediction of the out- come has become foolish. One point has already become very clear, however. If the great decisions of the welfare state are to be taken in this hugger-mugger, politics-and- propaganda-ridden manner, the welfare state will run into trouble before it is even established. turn for the state that we can. leases have six years to run that' pi oB the ui it off no action should be taken at this the d brfore it ts too wet_ time to extend them and that we should not authorize new leases Area Representatives until we have determined that Volunteer employment representa- are getting the best possible re-jtives out of the Winona office are: Caledonia. Miss Joanne Wheaton, county agent's office; Houston, Dana Dyer; Rushford, Arthur Carlson; Lewiston, county agent's office; St U. S. Maps Plan To Retry Tucker On Fraud Charge ton, wheat, tobacco, rice and pea- nuts. Parity is a level aimed at giving farmers the same return on crops in terms of things they buy, that they had in a past period favor- able to them. Unbudged by this reported shift in the President's position, Sena- tors Lucas (D.-H1.) and Anderson (D.-N.M.) stuck by their formula of flexible price props for the bas- ic crops, ranging between 75 and Chicago The per cent of parity, mapped plans today for a fresh j For 1950i the support level start in the trial of Preston Tuck- der tbe Anderson bill would be 90 er and seven associates on charges jper ceEt Oj parity On those basic of fraud and conspiracy stemming crops under production or market- from their promotion of a rear gine automobile. controls. After 1950 the sup> [port on these crops could be drop- Charles, John Mohlke; The first, trial, after running oneiped to as low as 75 per cent. Con- was halted yesterday are expected in 1950 on cot- Charles Whitmore, and Harry Erding. Federal Judge Waller La Buy de-jton, wheat and corn. Tobacco is Victor Christgau, director of em- dared a mistrial in the case. He due to be supported at 90 per cent there being no pro- where hand picking of the corn necessary Christgau said such organizations are already under way at Mankato and Fairmont. In his requests to the two agencies, he governor said: "If we act now in the spirit of community co-opera- tion that is so typical of Minnesota, I feel sure that heavy financial loss can be prevented." Ex-Bank Robber Killed by Police Milwaukee A former bank i robber was shot and killed by po- Ilice today when he was trap- !ped in a west side tavern and tried to shoot his way out. He was identified as John F. Sch- leyer, 47, who served time for the robbery of the bank of De Forest Wis., in 1931. Schleyer was riddled by police gunfire and one policeman was wounded by a .32 caliber slug from Schleyer's gun. Schleyer suffered 12 wounds and died at county emergency hospital some six hours !a White House ceremony. ployment and security, advised a trial to start next offices over the state to act immedi-jMonday. He dismissed the jury of ately in organizing emergency crews i six men and six women and three this group. alternates and ordered 100 new jur- ors summoned to court Monday. Judge La Buy, acting on a de- fense motion, ruled that a preju- dicial error occurred in the trial Monday by testimony of a gov- ernment witness that one of the defendants had a criminal record. The witness was Mark a Denver Oil Company a cousin of Tucker, and one time secretary for the Tucker Corpora- tion. Mourne had testified that Harold Karsten, alias Abraham Karatz, had "a criminal record." The prosecution had questioned Mourne about a conversation he! spect of removing controls from fense. results would be directly and im- mediately effective." Halsey went on to say that the lesson from the last war that stands out clearly above all others is, "if you want to go anywhere in modern war, in the air, on the sea, on the must have command of the air." Command of the air won't be gained by heavy bombers, Halsey said, and added: "It is gained by fightiiig the en- emy air force and defeating it. "It is gained by attacking enemy air fields and their supporting in- stallations. It is gained by shooting down the enemy pilots faster than he can train them." For weeks now, the Navy has been pushing an unceasing attack against policies it says favor the Air Force and its B-36 bomber while weakening the Navy to the point of crippling the national de- It says use of the B-36 means The House already has voted bombing of whole cities and continue a flat 90 per cent support Imass slaughter of civilians. for basic crops in 1950. j The Senate has approved the flexible system, although it hasn't finally passsed the pending Ander son bill. Seeks Aid To Move III Child Oklahoma City Lat- had with Tucker in July, 1946, !sha lies in a hospital ward and about Karsten. Mourne was the fourtB of the a doll is by her side. 75 Doctors say she is dying. -1 witnesses the government plans to! 'I know Im sick and I hurt, call during the trial which is ex-j Janet says. "But suffered. pected to last some three months. Minton Takes Oath For Supreme Court Washington Sherman Min- ton took the oath as a justice of the U. S. Supreme court today in Straining For The National horse-pulling honors at Hlllsdale, Mich., in driving rain and fetlock deep mud, this team from Ithaca, 'Mich., failed in pulling an equivalent of pounds as one horse fell to the ground. A team owned by Earl Ruby of Eaton, Ohio, was the winner. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) j after the affray. man Harry J. Daniels, 27, was re- leased after treatment at the hos- pital. He suffered a bullet crease on the forehead. He had nails in his feet, and I don't have." Janet is just six and'is an asth- matic. Doctors say her lungs can't survive many more severe attacks. Mrs. Wilma Latsha, her divorc- ed mother, wants to take her to Albuquerque where the hot, dry climate is favorable to respiratory diseases. They've been offered transpor- tation. But Mrs. Latsha must have enough money to assure adequate care for the child until she finds work. Justice Vinson, President and Mrs. 1 And she doesn't know where to Truman and scores of other it. She hopes the public will ables were present. Ihelp. Minton, a former Democratic The wounded policeman, Patrol- senator and "New Dealer" from Indiana, was sworn in by Chief La Crosse Water Chlorination Bids May Be Sought La Crosse, Wis. A common council committee recommended last night that tbe .city advertise bids on stand-by Chlorination equip- ment for the city's water supply. The action stems from condem- nation of the city's water supply last July by U. S. Puolic Health serv- ice because, primarily, of lack of Chlorination. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and not so cool tonight; low 42. Thursday considerable cloudi- ness and somewhat warmer; high 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 65; ipitiltnnm noon, 65; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at AdditioiiAl weather on Page 14,
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