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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR, COOLER TONIGHT, FRIDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 202 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 13, 1949 SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY CHEST TWENTY-FOUR PAGES WHY NOT WINONA? eloit NWA Air Stop Ordered Pressure On Murray Mounting By Harold W. Ward Washing-ton day that the steel strike continues adds to the pressures gathering around C.I.O. President Philip Murray. Each day brings the C.I.O. con- vention nearer, with crucial deci- sions foi Murray to make concern- ing the future of the 14-year-old Congress ol Industrial Organiza- tions, which he helped to build and has led since 1940. j If the steel strike should still! be in effect when the convention j opens October 31, it will make dif- ficult Murray's job of holding his' forces in line. Left wing unions, spearheaded by the leaders of the United Electrical Workers, already are snapping at! Murray's heels. They rebuke for agreeing to drop his demand] for a fourth-round postwar wage increase, as recommended by the steel fact-finding board. KEEPING DISCIPLINE in the ranks of both the steelworfcers and the C.I.O. will be one ofj Murray's hardest tasks at the con-1 vention if the strike is still on. His fight for free pensions and in- surance with steel employers is Destroyed By Fire Wednesday Afternoon was the barn on the Henry Guenther farm near Fountain City in Eagle Valley. The above picture was taken by a neighbor, Leonard Lettner, and shows the barn at the height of the blaze. Lost in the burning building were two calves and two yearling bulls; tons of hay and considerable grain. Ten years ago in January the Guenthers lost another also by fire. At that time all the cattle, swine, sheep and horses were burned to death. Yesterday's blaze was kept from spreading to other farm buildings or the Guenther residence. Fire Destroys fiarn, Stock in Eagle Valley Fountain City, having withstood damage la strike would bring a flush of be pluckgd by the reds hard-JMonday's windstorm, the large barn on the Henry Guenther farm in Chinese Reds Close Trap On Canton By Scmour Topping to keep in line the half million Hong Kong com- C.I.O. steelworkers who commanders today snapped) out October 1, and the other huge trap around 80000 nation-! million poised to join in the strike as contracts of the fabricating; I companies expire in approaching! Hope for Canton was gone. Likej (other major nationalist cities, thej But a settlement of the steel I refugee capital appeared ready toi ___1 _1 _ i _ achievement to Murray. It would be a big help if he could get it convention opens. It if he could sign up with the steeli execute0' ly more Martial law was clamped on rioting and looting. Grim, dingy Chungking, 600 northwest, was officially pro- Cleveland starting: October j claimed the new capital, effective Saturday. All important govern- ment officials still in Canton, In- cluding Premier Yen shi shan, planned to leave by plane during than tnkpn JEagle Valley near here burned swiftly to the ground, than token resistance. i to jjuou in the blaze were two calves and two yearling bulls, tons of hay and -much, grain. The Guenthers were able to save three tead ot cattle the'Sire, before fire prevented further entrance into the barn. Approximately 50 head of Ayrshire cattle were out in the pasture when 24. That's when the real behind- the-scene fight with the left-wing rebels will take place. The steel companies are well aware of the spot Murray is in. day. So is Cyrus S. Ching, head of the; Direct -word from the city de- government's conciliation service.'scribed the population of nearly a IF ONE BIG COMPANY signs up it probably will break the ice. That's why it is important to watch million as tense and expecting the reds in three to ten days. To the last, nationalist leaders 53-15 Senate Vote Defeats Olds Approval Acheson Lashes Soviet Rule in East Germany By Edward E. Bomar Washington Secretary ofj State Acheson's blast against thej Storm Injuries Fatal to Farm Hand at Durand Henry Ellingson, 79, Crushed by Flying Cement Blocks Durand, Wis. First fatality in this area from the se- vere windstorm that swept through here has been recorded with the death of 79-year-old Henry Elling- son. Ellingson died at St. Benedict's hospital here Wednesday after- noon. He suffered a broken leg and internal injuries when buried un- der flying debris. The roof of the Durand Coal and Supply Company arti cement blocks from two collapsed walls were blown violently through the air into the George Asher yard which is located behind the coal company. Ellingson was piling wood at the Asher residence when the storm broke. The cement blocks and roof- ing blew into the yard without warning and'hit Ellingson, crush- ing him to the side of the Asher house, according to reports. A neighbor, Wilford Bauer, nar- rowly escaped a similar fate as the debris scattered over a wide! area. Ellingson was removed by am- Lord Boyd Orr, above, former chief of the United Nations food and agriculture organization, has been awarded the Nobel peace prize for 1949 according to an announcement at Oslo, Norway, by the Norwegian Par- liament's Nobel committee. (A-P. Wirephoto.) Germany made it plain today that the U. S. is pulling no cold war punches because of Russia's atomic explosion. Speaking out for the first time since President Truman made his September 23 announcement of the also was hit by pieces of the roof, suffering bad facial cuts and a broken leg. His condition is report- ed as improved. Only two walls were left stand- ing at the Durand Coal Company office after the storm subsided. It Red Wing Woman Named Ambassador Russian A-blast, Acheson a new building-last spring, to the newly German put, up__by the firm Tieaded'byJSd- state as an....... regime." At his news conference late yes-1 Ellingson was never married and terday, the secretary also brushed j had spent his entire life in this "autocratic communist ward "Pattison and Tom and Basil 1 Jorand. and the Guenthersioff protests from four eastern Eur-iarea working out as a farm hand, was being used atjope communist governments, survived_by Ed, the time I assailed the current wave of Mrs. Guenther discovered smoke to Czechoslovakia as terroris- jand flames shooting from the hay mow of the 36 by 80 foot structure about p. and called the Fountain City fire department. Despite quick work by the fire What he had to say publicly about communist developments in Europe lost none of the acid tone which had marked his comments, before! Funeral arrangements are pend- what happens in talks between insisted they would fight for Can- Ching and Bethlehem Steel Com-ton. Government planes were re- panv, Jones Laughlin Steel Com- Ported to have flown more than pany and some of the other steel 200 Bombing missions against makers who aren't quite as large reds in the Pakong area yester- as U. "s. Steel. The latter appears (day, determined not to lead the way up any new pension paths. U. S. Steel and many others have to think of John L. Lewis, of Formosa and Hainan islands. Washington A smarting 53! the flames spread through to defeat on the reappointment of Federal Power Commissioner Leland Olds today handed Presi- helped fichte'rs and dozens of White House atomic announce-! I the flames spread through the ment gave an urgent new turn to the East-West struggle. and this fire brofce out fire fighters confine the dent Truman his sharp-jblaze just to the barn. The Guen- rebuff this year, on aJther house is located about 200 feet to escape by sea to the safe- important nomination. from the barn. Partly covered by insurance, the v. v. Despite the pressure of party dis-loss has fceen estimatecj at between too They have coal holdings which i With the Pearl river at their cipline which Mr. Truman mar-! 000 and 1B 00o by Mr. Guenther. Lewis' miners dig for them. Their they lacked shipping to evacuate shalled behind the nominee, cattle are now housed in mines are shut down in the other the four armies designated refused overwhelmingly to! barn on the Norman Rate farm, big nation-wide strike. guard the dying capital. jreturn Olds to the commission for! h rt from the Guenther Lewis is another harrassing in- And according to information a third term. fluence for Murray. Some govern- from Canton, an estimated 40.000! The vote came shortly after mid- ment experts think Lewis mightlmore nationalists were due therejnigfct. It followed weeks of debatel reach an agreement ending thejfrom abandoned Swatow andjwhich steadily mounted in heat] coal strike at a time when it would iAmoy on the South China coast. !and bitterness. be most embarrassing to ships evacuated the troops Opponents shouted that Olds is one time lieutenant but pres-'yesterday, ent-day rival. That might be dur-' ing the C.I.O. convention. Lewis was exhibiting a desire to get down to earnest negotiations! at White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., this week, after a summer of a short place. One calf saved yesterday was a given to the son, Lyle, 14, last dawdling by both sides. Their con- tract ran out June 30. River Barge Traffic Gains 30% for Season St. W) Barge traffic on the Senators supporting the nomina- tion countered with charges that private gas and oil interests Were backing the fight against Olds. They pictured him as a devoted public servant trying to protect consumers by effective reg- ulation. Senate, House Confer on Farm Bill Differences By Edwin B. Haakinson Washington approv- al of a flexible system for sup- porting farm prices ended one long Isleham, Eng. An Ameri- argument today but started anoth-ican B-50 heavy bomber plowed in- spring by the Arcadia creamery for wpuuiieilLS suuui.eu Liiai, iaj TT v Ic- o a foe of capitalism, that 20 years outstanding 4-H work. Lyle is a ago he wrote articles that the Eagle Valley Wide promote communism. Awake club. Mr. and Mrs. Guenther operate 360 acres of farm land in the val- ley. They have lived there the past 15 years. They have two sons and two daughters. In January, 1940, fire struck an- other Guenther barn, destroying it and killing all the livestock. Armed Services Pay Raise Signed Washington President Truman Wednesday signed in- to law m raise In pay for most members of the armed serv- ices. The bill provides an annual Increase totaling approximate- ly for members of the various military branches. It means Increased pay for vir- tually everyone who wears a uniform, effective as of Octo- ber 1. The increases range from around month for recruits to a little more than for generals with 30 years or more service. Bid to Expand Mesabi Range Activity Filed St. Paul An application to use a water supply sufficient to produce up to tons a year _ of concentrated iron ore from tec- Anderson "of "RedWing, Minn" "has onite on the Mesabi range in north- ljeen nominated to represent the Mrs. Eugenie Anderson Washington Mrs. Eugenie ern Minnesota was filed today by the Erie Mining Company with the state conservation department. The company is considering plans to build plants near Aurora, Minn. Erie Mining Company is op- erated by Pickands Mather Com- pany for the account of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company and the Interlake Iron themselves. Taconite is a Corporation and United States in Denmark as this country's first woman ambassador. President Truman sent the name of the '40 -year-old Democratic na- tional committeewoman to the Senate yesterday to succeed Josiah Marvel, who vacated the Copen- hagen post some months ago. At the 500-acre Minnesota farm CAB Failure to Include City Draws Protests Andresen to demand Equal Treatment For Airport Here Boosters for airline 'carrier ser- vice for Winona and tnose respon- sible for the development of the new municipal airport here had fire in their eyes today. The reason: The Civil Aeronau- tics board in Washington has au- thorized and ordered Northwest Airlines to immediately service Be- loit and Janesville, Wis. Although more than 20 North- west flights pass directly over the Winona airport every 24 hours on the Chicago-Twin Cities route, the airline has refused to provide Wi- nona service. The CAB likewise had taken no stand in the matter. As a result, Winona has backed Mid-Continent Airlines in its effort to serve this area. Wires Hot With Protests Today's announcement from Washington changed the entire pic- ture, however. Immediately the wires got hot with calls of protest from Winona to the state's repre- sentatives and senators in Wash- ington. Here is The Associated Press dispatch which stirred up the pro- verbial hornet's nest: Washington The Civil board authorized Northwest Airlines yesterday to serve Beloit and Janesville, Wis. The authorization runs for three or until a final de- cision IB reached In a pend- ing case Involving Parks Air Lines, which also includes pro- posed service to the two cities. As a result of yesterday's ruling, Northwest authorized. to Include the Rock county air- port, located between Beloit and Janesville, ag an inter- mediate stop between Milwau- kee and Madison. The service, though tem- continue under any circumstances for at least one year, the board ordered. When news of the CAB ruling In the Beloit Janesvttle case had about the city, a hurry- up meeting of the aviation com- mittee, of the Association of Com- merce 'was called for noon today at the Hotel Winona. Congressman August Andresen, queried by telephone by The Re- publican Herald in Washington I this morning about the ruling, im- I mediately got into the fight. "If Northwest Airlines can pro- vide or be ordered to provide service for cities like Janesville and Beloit, I'm going to insist Northwest and the CXS take care of Winona and other communities where service is he as- serted. "With several flights a. day going right over the new Wi- nona municipal airport, it seems ridiculous that Winona is not being provided with car- rier service which I am confident Winona is most able and willing to support. "Now that the pattern has been set in trfe case of Beloit and Janes- communities of about the where she and her artist-husband same size as is ab- Bis B-50 Crashes in England, 12 Dead live, Mrs. Anderson said she is absolutely no reason why a low-grade iron- "ardent supporter" of Mr. Truman's i ruling cannot and SHOULD NOT rock of which billions policy and added that she be made in the case of Winona known to exist on 'thelwas "especiaUy happy to be nomi- "You have an exceUent airport nated 2ambLador to Denmark, onwhich mttaT bthT 'SSTSSS to "redlct House win go a ago. to a fog-covered wheat field and exploded today killing the 12 or 13 After weeks of debate, a coali-jcrew men aboard. The terrific of Senate Democrats and Be- j blast, heard 12 miles from the Upper yesterday pushed through j scene, shook down ceilings and through September compared with I on a voice vote the farm supporf bill for the same period year. last I sponsored by Senator Anderson (D.- IN. former secretary of agri- The receipts included tons'Culture. of coal. 261.000 tons of oil and! They substituted it for the one- 755 367 tons of gasoline. Burner oils, I year continuance .of wartime-level however, were about 50 per cent be- j price supports voted by the House j smoking twisted wreckage Within low the tons delivered up to I in mid-July. Leaders of the coali- two hours after the crash. A U.S. smashed windows in homes here. All those aboard the big plane, an atom bomb-carrying version of the B-29, aircraft were killed. A Royal Air force rescue squad- ron recovered 12 bodies from the indicatin large. that the stockpiles are October 1 a year ago but gasoline j tion said they are confident the shipments climbed from tonsJHouse will accept the Senate ver- to tons. jsion eventually. Coal receipts this season are j Farm minded House members about 50 per cent ahead of last year, i talked equally optimistically about senators to take their one- year extension of existing price props at least for year when all 435 House members and more than one-third of the sena- tors must face the farmers and other voters. Parity Yardstick WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Pair and cooler tonight and Friday. low to- night 38; high Friday 60. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24! hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 72: minimum, 39; noon, 69; precipitation, none: sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 3, Air Force spokesman said the plane may have been carrying 13 men. Names of those aboard were not announced pending notification of next of kin. The plane, one of the newest types in the U. S. Air Force, is designed to carry conventional bombs as well as the atom bombs. The R.A.P. threw a guard around the wreckage to protect secret equipment. Flaming high octane gasoline Both the Senate and House bills (from the shattered plane set fire peg their proposed price supports to big stacks of wheat straw stack' to percentages of parity. Parity is tion to .the cost of things he has to buy. However, the Senate bill would revise the parity formula to take into account hands. the cost of hired ed in the field. The fire spread to adjoining farm buildings. The B-50 .belonged to the 43rd bombardment group which flew here from its base in Tucson, Ariz., in August. The group now- is sta- tioned at Sculthorpe in nearby Nor- folk county for 90 days of opera- tional training. A Wheat Stack and farm buildings at Isleham, England, burn today after being set afire by the crash of a U. S. Air Force B-50 bomber carrying full bomb load on a practice flight. The wreckage of the plane, upper left, is surrounded by rescue vehicles and fire equipment. All 12 members of the plane's crew killed when the live bombs exploded with roar heard 12 miles away. (AJP. Wirephoto via radio from London to The Republican-Herald.) Perle Mesta at Lux- embourg is one; Marvel's predeces- sor in Denmark, Mrs. Ruth Bryan Owen, was no wom- an ever before has held the full am- bassadorial rank. Since Mrs. Owen was in Denmark the rank of the top U.S. diplomat there has been raised from minister to ambassador. Mrs. Anderson entered politics as a member of the League of Women Voters about six years ago. She became active in the Democratic party in 1944 and was named to the national committee four years later. The blonde ambassador-designate iwas born in Adair, Iowa, and- at- tended Stephens college in Colum- bia, Mo., -Carleton in Northfleld, Minn., and the Institute of Musical Arts in New York city. She is the daughter of a Metho- dist minister and the mother of two children. Girl Gets For Dog Bite Injury Rochester, Minn. dis- trict court jury yesterday awarded an Olmsted county girl for a dog bite injury. The suit was brought by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Drcgseth in behalf of their four-year-old daughter, Bon- ita, charging she was bitten last June by a dog of Lawrence Brafcke, 61-year-old farm neighbor. The Drogseths sued for The dogr .was described as a two- year-old fox hound. get it soon." Winona is in a similar category to Beloit and Janesville for this city also is on the proposed Parks route. Parks has never started op- erations and a bearing is now be- ficate in Washington to deter- Parks is to have its certi- extended or if the routes should be given to Mid-Continent or other carriers. Beloit and Janesville had ask- ed service from Northwest as has Winona.. Northwest protested stop- ping at Beloit and Janesville, con- tending that those cities should be served by a feeder line such as Parks or Mid-Continent. The CAB ruling, however, re- quires that Northwest must pro- vide service to the Wisconsin ci- The Republican Herald today asked Northwest for a statement in the matter and-what the probabili- ties are of Winona getting service. Officers of the company said they had not yet received a copy of the order and would withhold any com- ment until they have seen the order. They admitted surprise, however, at the CAB ruling- "This is a great surprise to said Roy T. Patneaude, airport co- manager. were told by CAB last spring that if Northwest would state formally that it wished to serve Winona that service would be ordered to. "We tried that, (Continued on Paf CAB and Northwest 3, Column 4.)
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