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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1949, Winona, Minnesota SHOWERS TONIGHT, THURSDAY SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY CHEST VOLUME 49, NO. 207 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 19, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-TWO PAGES DR. CLIFFORD HOUSTON, Boulder, Colo., dean of students at the University of Colorado and world-wide traveler, Thurs- day afternoon group speaker (group dynamics.) DR. WtLLARD G. OLSON, Ann Arbor, Mich., director of re- search in child development at the University of Michigan, Thursday afternoon speaker (child growth and development.) DR. LLOYD MICHAEL, prin- cipal of the Evanston, Town- ship High school. The other Friday afternoon speaker is Dr. M. D. Mobley, Augusta, Ga., state director of vocational education. MRS. SARAH C. Akron, Ohio, immediate past president of the National Edu- cation association, Department of Classroom Teachers, Friday morning speaker. JAMES A. ELDRIDGE, Chi- cago, Midwest field director of the American Association of the United Nations and WFJL edu- cation director, a Friday morn- ing speaker. MISS GERTRUDE M. PEU- LICHER, Milwaukee, Wis., col- umnist, art enthusiast, philan- thropist and lecturer, Thursday afternoon group speaker (the teen-ager.) MISS KATHRTN E. D'EVE- LYN, Great Neck, N. Y., schools psychological services director, Thursday afternoon group speaker (parent-teacher confer- ences.) IRA DILWORTH, Toronto, Canada, general supervisor ol International service of the Can- adian Broadcasting Company, who will speak Thursday morn- ing. TODAY- Johnson Vulnerable On Stand Winona Host to Area Teachers By Joseph and Stewart AIsop Behind the battle between the angry admirals andj Secretary of Defense Louis John- son, there is something definitely bigger and more important, to ev- ery American. This is simply the fact that President Truman and Secretary Johnson have apparent- ly decided, in the year of the Beria bomb, that the defenses of this country can safely be weakened. There has been no public to a charge of agreeing to bate, or even announcement of this (accept a bribe in connection with Gensmer Enters Nick Meyers Dead Not Guilty Plea At Rochester August H. Gensmer, Jr., Bethany, this morning entered a plea of not Incredibly grave decision, Which Involves the future of the whole free world. The President has sim- ply Issued an order that defense expenditures shall be limited to billions in the 1951 budget. And Secretary Johnson has gone along with this presidential order. The effect of the presidential or. der is further increased by the pay raise which Congress has just vot- ed to the services. The cost of the pay raise will be millions. Thus In practical power terms, we shall only be purchasing bil- lion worth of strength next year, as against just short of bil- lion worth of strength originally planned to be purchased this year. In fact, the amount of defense we will buy for ourselves next year is to be nearly 15 per cent less than what we are buying this year. SINCE SUCH VAST sums are none the less to spent, it may superficially appear that the Pres- ident and Secretary Johnson are still buying as much defense as we need. The truth Is, however, they are really buying almost no defense at all, as any leader Jn the defense field will privately ad- mit but publicly deny. This Is true for two reasons. In the first place, all defense expendi- tures are relative. The Soviet eco- Foil owing Stroke Senate Slated to O.K. Wallgren Before Quitting Washington Senator Cain certain county board equipment transactions. Formal arraignment of the 47- year-old third district commissioner! was made before Judge Vernon Gates in Kochester at a. m., today after a delay of nearly two months caused by Gensmer's ill health. The Bethany man was bound over to district court August 25 after waiving preliminary hearing in municipal court. Two hours after his appearance In municipal court. Gensmer was strick- en with a heart attack while seat- ed in a district court room await- ing arraignment on the ..bribe charge. Twice attorneys for Gensmer have appeared in district court here to isk continuance of the case until the ailing commissioner would be able to appear in court and, in each instance, the stay was granted. Nicholas Meyers. 64, prominent Winona businessman and real estate dealer, died at the Winona General hospital at a. m. today. He suffered a stroke two hours earlier while attending a meeting at Lewiston. Mr. Meyers had suffered a stroke two years ago but apparently had_________ _ recovered fully and had been active in business affairs for the past year.! Z7 lA'T _________________I Funeral services for Mr. Meyers! trled to' (will be conducted Friday at 9 a. to delay Senate action uncil I at St. Mary's Catholic church. The I next year on President Truman's Rev. J. P. Sherman will officiate, appointment of Mon C. Walleren onrf VinriaT nrill ho in thd YTnlir Trin-i ,_ to the Federal Power commission. Cain conceded he had little Arraignment this made in Rochester morning was inasmuch as Judge Gates, who presided at the! arraignment of three other former! county commissioners named In I bribe charges, has his office in that! ity. Gensmer's trial, however, will bej held in Winona, it is believed. At this morning's Gensmer was represented by H. M.I jand burial will be in the Holy Trin- jity cemetery at Rollingstone, Widespread Interests His business interests here were chance to duplicate his feat of .nis uuauicda iiibcicaba ncic wcic widespread. In addition to operating earlier this year in starting the bonfire which blocked Wallgren's nomination as chairman of the National Security Resources board. Senator Byrd (D.-Va.) then cast the deciding vote by which the armed services committee bottled up the earlier appointment. Byrd told a reporter today he hasn't had time to study the Presi- a real estate business with offices in the Exchange building, he had interests In turkey farms, the Lew- iston Elevator Company, Winona Sand and Gravel Company, the I Sky Vu drive-in theater, and sev- jeral other businesses. He had large holdings of real estate in Winona and area and was Convention Program former owner of the Oaks night! dent's surprise action yesterday club at Minnesota City. in naming Ms former senatorial colleague and fishing trip crony Born on a farm near Rollingstone, February 11, 1885, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Meyers, he was educated in a rural school of the district and at the parochial school in years parents. Later he operated this and to the power commission. Mr. Truman withdrew the Re- sources Board nomination and seems likely to let Congress quit Rollingstone. He spent the early for the year without sending up irs of his life on the farm of his! any name. He could fill the job by recess appointment, however. nomy, while immeasurably weak- Lamberton, Jr., of the Lambertonj er than our own, is still the offlce In Winona while County nomy of a giant power with vast W. Kenneth resources. Ever since the war, theiPressed charges against the other output of the Soviet economy has commissioners appeared for thej Tahlma> cat- channelPd into war nroduc- state. tie-reported found by a North Da- Dwarf Cattle 'Old Rancher Says other 'farms, dealing in livestock. Administration leaders predicted He was a partner in an before Congress mobile sales agency for a few years ablv Senate will give !at Rollingstone, The firm name was Overwhelming approval to Wall- been channeled into war produc tion with a completeness that even the nazis never achieved. And our own defense effort, while costly, Is globally far inferior to the So- viet effort. In the second place, even the are purposeless unless they are After hearing Gensmer's plea of kota stock showman in a hidden not guilty, Judge Gates ordered that the case be set on the calendar of old stuff to Yakima Val- ley Rancher Roy Dane. the next term of district court! Dane ne nss six of Kimmel and Meyers. Grain Business gren's new appointment. They expected clearance, too, Mr. Meyers then became interested without objection, for the nomina- in the grain and feed business. James M. Mead of New acquired grain purchasing agencies like Wallgren a former at Lewiston and RoUingstone. Dur- Democratic senator, as a member ing World War I these interests of Federal Trade commission. were expanded to include elevators Cain argued that confirmation of at Utica, Minneiska and Bethany Among his holdings was the Vill's! brewery at Minnesota City. Mr.! Wallgren ought to be held up until Senate can find out what the rmer Washington governor's! Meyers later expanded this into the Qualifications are for the power] Oaks. The original Oaks was stroed b fire in 1935. The estab- necessarily stroyed by fire in 1935. The estab say that I lishment was rebuilt and greatly I wou'd be the appoint enlarged. He sold his interest but the Senate ought nol b most astronomical expenditures of Gensmer indicated that the bond will be furnished. made in accordance with some co-j Other former commissioners in- herent plan. The strategic conceptjvolved in the bribe and supporting plans approved Fred J. Roberton and Wil the Joint Chiefs of Staff constitute the blueprint of American defense. liam K. Beach, all of whom were charged with receiving That blueprint is not however, be-] resigned from the county board im- ing realized at present. To take the simplest example, one of the most conspicuous feat- ures of the joint chiefs' blueprint j the building which housed the night. which will convene here in at a the Oaks in 1943, but he retained and set bail or bond in the amountiauction in 1947- th" to confirm a man in the ai'i said. The story of discovering a The structure was .The Se.na.te commerce committee herd of miniature Herefords was by fire in 1946. After the fire, he disregarded Cam s plea for hear- mediately before their arraignment: last August and each pleaded guilty) to the charges. Gensmer two months ago sent told several days ago by Gene Hol- ier, Jamestown, N. D. He said he came upon the 25 to 28-inch high cattle in a "secret canyon" and flew them out by helicopter. Yesterday, Dane trotted out his own tame herd of tiny cattle, which. sold out this property to its present owners. Mr. Meyers did not marry. For years he resided in the Milwaukee hotel here, and it was said that his room was the scene for many of his large business transactions. In re- d' he had been raismS for twocent earshe lived inan apartment is the reliance placed on the strate-i a written resignation from the gic air arm. Strategic air to County Auditor Richard: to is intended first to serve as a de- Schoonover but later requested thatL terrent to Soviet aggression. board disregard his resignation.1 years. "I bought them auction jat 1226 West Wabasha street, at a livestock] He was a member of the Elks, two and pne-j Attended Meeting he said. when he was stricken last night, was attending a meeting of (the of directors of the Lewiston iiigs yesterday when it approved Wallgren's nomination, 10 to 0, a little more than two hours after Mr. Truman sent it to the Senate. Bids on U. of M. Buildings to Open Minneapolis Bids for con- ond, if the deterrent fails and war! He still serves as third district comes posed tals, to weaken his offensive cap-! August, ability, and thus to cut him down to size. This planned role of the strategic air arm is what makes it theoretically possible to main- tain balanced land, air and naval' forces that would otherwise seem appallingly weaker than the im- mense Soviet armament. BUT THE JOINT CHIEFS Of! Madison, Univer- staff and the leaders of the Wisconsin reported today Force have also agreed that an Jt had canceled an adult education Air Force of seventy
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