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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, SUNDAY, COOL VOLUME 49, NO. 210 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 22, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY CHEST EIGHTEEN PAGES TOD4Y- Labor Seeks Candidate to Oppose Taft By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington The embattled la- bor groups have now failed utter- ly in their first attempt to put a strong, progressive candidate in the field against Senator Robert! A. Taft of Ohio. Labor's unanimous! choice, the Ohio farm leader, Mur- ray D. Lincoln, was too coy too long. The Lincoln candidacy was therefore abandoned at a defeat- Taft strategy meeting of national and state labor leaders at Colum- bus ten days ago. These are facts of unusual signi- ficance, for several reasons. In the first place, this conspicuous initial flop will gravely embarrass the at- tempt to beat Senator Taft for re- election, in which the labor groups have already invested so much po- litical prestige and effort. Taft himself is successfully hunt- ing votes in his state in his usual undramatic, methodical way. Noth- ing is so useful in politics as the aura of success. What might oth- erwise be the rather mild gleam of Taft's recent successes has now been transformed into a brilliant illumination by the contrasting fail- ure of his enemies. And if Taft wins, he will both become a .lead- ing Presidential candidate and will pretty well commit his party to the McCormick-brand Isolationism he is preaching all over Ohio, IN A CURIOUS WAY, however, what has just happened in Ohio has even more bearing on the fu- ture of the Democratic party. Pres- ident Truman and his advisers! have long rested their strategy on a three-cornered alliance among the Northern Democratic organi- zations, the labor groups and the farmers. The collapse of Murray Lincoln's candidacy reveals the in- herent flaw in this conception of a powerful Pair Deal political move- ment. Four months ago, Lincoln was chosen as the defeat-Taft white hope, at another secret meeting of state and national labor leaders at Columbus. Almost every figure of consequence on the political side of the labor movement, from Jack Kroll of C.I.O.-P.A.C., to Joseph Keenan of the A. F. L, Labor's League for Political Education, participated in the choice of Lin- All major 2 Desperadoes Slain in Break Milk Deliveries in City Stop As Marigold Drivers Strike It Was "Come And Get It" for Winona milk consumers today as all milk deliveries in the city were stopped because of a strike. Here three cash and carry customers who ordinarily have their milk delivered are seen walking out of a Wi- nona dairy, carrying their milk. They are Junior Krage, Minnesota City, left, Edward Famholz, 653 Olmstead street, and Bernard Boland, 123 West Mark street. Boland said he was also get- ting milk for several of his neighbors. Republican-Herald photo. Settlement Sought At Emergency Meeting Called by Mayor Winona was without milk deliv- eries today as General Drivers union 799 A.F.L., went on strike against Coin AII irajor ittwui" eluding the'Railway Dairies and all of faster than the U. S. in atomic development and soon may be Russ May Surpass U. S. On A-Bomb, Expert Says Truman Recess Appointments Irk Senators Confirmation Fight Promised Next Year By Jack Bell Washington President Truman's recess appointment of three federal judges opposed by senators forecasts a new fight over his nominations in the next ses- sion of Congress. Mr. Truman proved again he doesn't give up easily when he and taken before a U. S. commis- named Carroll O. Switzer to take over as judge in the southern dis- Judge 6 Amtorg Officials Indicted by U. S. By John M. Hightower Washington Indictment of Russia's famed Amtorg Trading Corporation and its top officers as unregistered foreign agents appears certain to set off new tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury here and announced by Attorney General McGrath late yesterday. It charged the corporation and six officers with failure to register as agents of a for- eign power in accordance with American law. The maximum penalty is a fine and five years imprisonment, promptly Washington officials began speculating on Soviet repris- als. The Russian embassy was re- ported to have lodged a formal pro- test with the State department and a Moscow propaganda blast de- nouncing the indictment was ex- pected almost immediately. Shortly after McGrath made his announcement, five of the Rus- sians were arrested in New York sioner, who held them under 000 bail each pending a hearing Wednesday on removal to Wash- ington. Sixth in Russia The sixth Amtorg official a A Nobel prize winning today. He the powerful machinists' union, (dairies in the city confined their ahead of us, and the United Mineworkers through their state organization, were represented at the rally. Lincoln was selected, after a long process of elimination, pre- cisely because he was an import- ant figure in the Ohio Farm Bu reau federation, a known progres- sive and a leading figure in Amer- icans for Democratic Action. The sales to a carry basis from the' And Dr. Harold C. Urey, the scientist honored for discovering circuit court of appeals. President On Potomac Cruise Washington President Truman was cruising down the Potomac today and putting the final polish on a foreign policy speech. The presidential yacht Wil- liamsburg anchored last night at Blakistone island in the lower Potomac, and pushed off this morning for the mouth of the Patuxent river. Mr. Truman's party will re- turn to Washington Sunday afternoon. The foreign policy speech is to be delivered Mon- day at the laying of the corner- stone of the United Nations building in New York. Rainy, Windy Weather Passes Over Minnesota By The Associated Press Rainy, windy weather, accom- panied by sharp drops in tempera- ture passed over the state today and drove eastward rapidly. The storm was pushed along on west winds which reached 63 miles lne emDassy uuiy ow. an hour at Gladwin, Mich., and posed the choice of Andrews, flgo atten. developed 45 to 50 mUe veloci was named to succeed the senator to Amtorg's failure to register. last night over northern Illinois, brother, Judge. Robert L, Russell.[ The Senate already has confirmed, Judge Russell's appointment to the trict of Iowa, succeeding Charles A. Dewey, retired. Senator Gillettee (D.-Iowa) had ___ ____ previously called the nomination 'of vice'-president of the Switzer a "personal affront" to him. in Russia. Those taken into custody By raising a "personally were the firm's president, the vice- objection to a nominee, a senator I president, the treasurer, the secre- usually can bring about Senate jtary and a former assistant treas- rejection of an appointee from hislurer now doing other work. bajte. I Attorney Isadore Needleman, The Senate judiciary committee 'appearing for the Russians, told didn't act on nomination the commissioner "there is no question" the men will be on hand for the Wednesday hearing. But in the last session. When Mr. Tru- man sends the appointment up again, as he must, Gillette win have an opportunity to voice his objections. The Iowa senator recently talked sel's word.' with the President about the nomi- nation and indicated he thought some satisfactory solution would be reached. Friends said, however, he against Switzer. Others Named Mr. Truman also gave recess ap- pointments to M. Neil Andrews as judge of the northern district of government attorney Edward E. Richey argued successfully that "I prefer (bail) to the coun- McGrath said in his announce- ment that since October 1, 1946, Amtorg had collected "information for and reported information to" was not likely to drop his fight Russia and had otherwise acted at the orders of the Russian govern- ment. In the past three years, he as- serted, Amtorg was told repeated- to register under the foreign Judge for Utah. department said it had sent a note only Two Others Captured At Phoenix Third of Five Escaping Jail Still at Large plants. Because the strike involved possi-j ble hardship for many families, anj hydrogen, had a ready-made reason: The U. S. is too concerned about military secrecy. 'It is time that we take stock------------------------- emergency meeting was called atjof this situation and recognize iti the city hall at a. m. what it Dr. Urey Mayor Cy Smith in an effort to set- "and it is time that we stop witch tie the difficulties. hunting about the 'secret' which] Two Offers Considered obviously now does not exist." When the session ended at He gave his views at a press who has never P Russell Bundy, business j conference yesterday. So did Lieu-] iv nar- in the labor move-iagent for the union, carried backjtenant General Leslie R. was in truth intended toitwo different offers to the striking iwartime atomic research chief. lie the labor farmer drivers. I Dr. Urey said "T fir- ov, gressive unity that is supposed to' Gold Discovered On Upper Banks If the auditor, Joseph Ferguson, and the Mayor of Cleveland, Thomas Burke, already in the field as po- tential senatorial candidate. Both Ferguson and Burke were! _________r I would fire every! .k _ A special meeting was officer in every atomic! Ill VlllsAn at which time plant and laboratory in the llJKnn KltCl with the exception of Los vl III VI from Marigold. They were: (D A increase per month to the previous minimum wage guarantee. (2) An increase of a month to all employes 'covered by the proposed agreement. egy was assumed to be correct, he was the perfect choice. ONLY ONE ELEMENT was omitted from the careful calcula- tions that were made before Lin- coln was tapped. Lincoln was no organization Democrat. And there were at least two important or- ganization Democrats, the state ed to the earned salary and notjwouid have shortened the time for Fairbanks, Alaska "Gold! JAlamos." (Los-Alamos was ex- icepted, he said, because of its mil- General prospectors; dance hall girls I cmwisn, sconea uenerai rnrlfiHpripp mpT1 tn thp Klnndike j Groves. I The general said U. S. atomic [secrecy since World War n was The union, however, is seeking a 'needed' to give European nations monthly pay increase to be time for recovery. We to the contract minimum discovery of the atomic amounts. I bomb by making our information In addition to the two passed over by gists, as unexciting political hanks incapable of appealing to the in-j vote that must be won] offers, the Marigold company this morning agreed to several bargain- ig demands which it had previous refused. Maintenance Clause Dr. Urey said that if the U. S. doesn't abandon (1) Atomic secre- cy and (2) Congressional "witch the Russians will soon forge ahead of the U, S. in atomic Ritter's appointment is being op- posed by Senator Watkins (R.- In making the recess appoint- ments, the President passed up Rep- resentative Herman P. Eberharter of Pennsylvania. He previously had provoked a storm of protest by naming Eberharter to succeed Judge Robert M. Gibson of the western district of Pennsylvania. Eberharter could not accept a recess appointment without resign- ing from the House, and friends guessed that was why he was not on Mr. Truman's list. An appointment battle with the Eight Names Withdrawn He lost two of his appointees byi Needleman told the Behind the disturbance, temper- er in New York that "there is noiatures were rising in the northern wilfulness here. We have been dis-i Rockies and northern plains after cussing it with the Department of sub-freezing seizures. The southern Justice for the past six months and wrote only recently and then this happened." The Russian embassy reportedly made known its initial reaction to the Phoenix, Ariz. Five Ariz- ona desperadoes smashed out of the midtown, fifth-floor county jail early today, and two fell dead under a blast of gunfire before they could get out of the court- house. At least one of the prisoners was killed by a crippled night watchman whom they had dis- turbed reading in a ground floor record room. The watchman, Tom Stowe, may have shot the second, but so many sheriff's deputies were firing by that time that no one could be sure who hit him. Two of the jailbreakers were captured on a stairway between the second and third floors. The fifth, Jack L. Tatum, 26, crawled out of a courtroom window and got away. A deputy sheriff was shot in the mouth by one of the prisoners. Killed were two Arizona prison pals who were charged with mur- der not long 3-fter release from the penitentiary. They were Edward Corcoran, 33, and Edward Mc- Ewen, 32. Both were awaiting trial. The search for Tatum turned downtown Phoenix into a furor in the early morning hours. Sheriff's deputies roped off the courthouse grounds to keep several hundred, spectators out of the range of possible gunfire. Fire trucks splash- ed their searchlights over tho building and shadowy grounds. Road blocks were thrown up throughout the city. The prisoners staged their break about a. m. W. A. Millett, jailer, said Tatum asked him for aspirin. When he opened their cell door, the prisoners jumped him. Leaving Millet locked in the cell. the prisoners picked up an auto- matic pistol in the jail office and entered an elevator. They got out on the second floor and broke a glass door. Corcoran, plains and the southern Rocky iMcEwen and Tatum started down mountain region had one of the coolest nights this fall. The mer- cury reached 14 degrees at Otto, N. Mex., 15 at Eagle, Colo., 'and 27 These dealt with a howand'tie number of atom clause which would :b b a union shop, Eegarding reported found earlier this week along the Yukon river in the Fort Yukon-Circle area which hitherto has not been prospected. Fort Yukon is just north of the Arctic circle. The discovery was said to have been made by Clifton Carrol, a fisherman. The news was brought here by operator; jJim Magoffin. bush pilot, and the congress, Dr. Edward Badten, a flying mis- h b difficult to any courageous stand ta sionary for the Assemblies of God church. Lincoln who has a well paid Ruining seniority rights. sition he would have to give uPj By agreement between i to run for the Senate, was ex-; and thg dairieSi wasi ceedingly reluctant to make the delivered to the Winona Gen-] hospital as usual. iatomic'energy as" long as Mr. Badten said, otner consumers were to Congress of the United! all appearances it's a big strike." administration in wasmngcon gave tneir QWn howeveri ieet> ui ,._... vfieue lio service to the thfc dairies were doing a thrlv. kin, made on Undersecretary of State James Webb. Pontiff Asks U.S. To Reconsider Immigration Policy Castel Gandolfo, Pius XH asked a group of Ameri- can congressmen today to consider whether the immigration policy of the United States is as liberal as it could be. The pontiff, who received the "Resources" board. Wall-congressmen at his summer resi- gren later was confirmed for Olds' The magic word that brouEhtjSenate will be nothing new for the -ospectors, dance hall girls confidence men to the Klondike in I 1898 and sent them storming across i Alaska to Nome at the turn of rejections in the last ses-j century, was heard in again today. Fairbanks ision. They were Leland Olds, turn- led down for the reappointment to Nuggets "the size of peas" werejthe Federal Power commission, and Carl A. Ilgenfritz, to be chairman of the munitions board. He withdrew eight major nomi- nations, including that of Mon C. Wallgren, former governor of Wash- ington, for chairman of the Nation- State department during a at Garden City, Kan. seven-minute call which the! was stdl mild along charge d'affaires, Vladimir I. Bazy- tic seaboard and on the gulf coast. Some snow, mixed with ram, fell in the Lake Superior region. The heavy rains in the Missis- sippi valley, which doused Spring- field, Mo., with 5.48 inches late yes- terday, moved on eastward. Rivers which went out of their banks in western Missouri, flooding high- ways and rail lines, were easing to lower levels. Texas tornadoes hit the northern edge of Abilene and near Avery yesterday, killing teacher, injuring four others and causing carnage to buildings and power lines. A heavy snow blanket, as deep as 15 inches at BiMings, Mont., re- mained in the wake of the blustery job on the Power commission. dence here, said: "We dare say the further ques- Some of the other nominationsjtion has risen more than once in were withdrawn to correct techni-jyour minds, if not to your lips: disturbance driving toward taeibery. the stairs to the ground floor. Stowe, who had heard the break- ing glass, came out of the record room to investigate. "I started up the stairs and three of them jumped he said. "One had a gun and hit me on the head. I shot one, then I saw one of them on the steps. I shot him." Deputy Sheriff O. Z. Alford was shot In the mouth as he pushed through the door with broken glass. He returned the fire with a shotgun. Caught in a barrage of tear gas, Dinzel McDonald and John Bridges were captured. 'Don't they screamed as officers closed in. "We're com- ing down." Deputies stripped them naked in a search for weapons as soon as they had surrendered. McDonald was awaiting trial on a forgery charge, Bridges for rob- cal errors and later resubmitted The President also withdrew nomi- Gold has been found for 31 Postmasters for various original i reasons. 1 JDuring the session that just closed, "and from rather vague lip service to of the Lincoln candidacy. I ing whatever was done, as it would of the Lincoln candidacy. But noth- cash and cany business. the Mari- "At- were Qn duty at have been in the Roosevelt days, the winona M1Jk to get the party hacks out of the 5. y Springdale and Pleasant the President sent appoint- tegrity and motives of scientific way Thus Lincoln's coyness con- tinued until the local Ohio labor leaders abandoned his candidacy as a bad job. WHEN Company. Springdale Valley dairies were not being picket- j 1. ic Strike notice on the Marigold! company was served ten days ago! As long as attacks are made against a group, of a most unjusti- character, the group cannot to try to defend itself." As for secrecy: "The question of the inimportant 'secret' is srs of Cleveland. But Mayor Burke only against the Marigold company, stopped deliv- that Faribault Company !To Guard President the e -vnot ered to work inside the plants and sizing brotherhoods would not go along. And so the Columbus meeting broke up with resolutions to or- ganize against Taft in the pre- cincts, and vague, hopeful sugges- Attempts at averting the strike failed during the early hours to- day, after negotiative meetings from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. yesterday and not 3BS-S2S on the Truman pattern. The meaning of all this is, sim- ply, that the relationship between the'Democratic party's profession- al politicians and the great voting groups which are the party's main strength has never been adequate- ly worked out. The two elements work against rather than with one; another. And the grand Fair Deal alliance envisioned by the Presi- dent therefore loses three-quarters of its moral impetus, and 'half its practical political strength. ,t the Marigold plant, went on strike at 3 a. m. to- day. Meetings with regard to a new union contract have been held since last April. An agreement was reach- ed at that time, providing for wage increases ranging from to a month, with July 1, 1949, set as the date for the new wage scale to go into effect. The contract was not signed by (Continued on Page 10, Column 3.) MILK STRIKE Minn. Company ;E of the 135th infantry, Minnesota [National Guard, has been chosen as the unit to act. as a presidential honor guard when President Tru- man visits St. Paul November 3. Captain Joseph Hanlon, company commander said Company E was chosen over other Minnesota guard units because of its outstanding jperformance at Camp Ripley last i June. Airways, has begun regular flights to the gold strike area, car- rying prospectors who differ from their counterparts of half a century ago only in that their dog teams are supplanted by airplane. Legion to Expand Americanism Drive St. Paul plan for expand- j ing its Americanism program was j presented to the annual state fall! conference of the American Legion' in St. Paul yesterday. I More than delegates from virtually every post in the state were present to hear Dr. Joseph Kise, Moorhead, outline the pro- gram. Dr. Kise said the legion hopes to extend Americanism edu- cation into every school in the state. WEATHER firmed and carried over 401 for consideration next year. Is the present immigration policy as liberal as the natural resources permit in a country so lavishly blessed by the creator and as the challenging needs of other coun- tries would seem to demand? Your Mount Morris, m. H. H. Allen, pub travels no doubt will afford much data for the answer to that ques- East Coast. St. Paul Farm Publisher Honored Chicago H. D. Klein, vice- president of the Webb Publishing Company, St. Paul, yesterday was elevated to the presidency of the Agricultural Publishers associa- tion, succeeding Leslie A. Watt, lisher of the Dakota Farmer, Aber- deen, S. D., was named vice-presi- dent. Police Captain Glenn Curren and Detective Ed Langevin were fired upon from a ground floor justice of the peace courtroom about 3 a. m. They found an open window in the courtroom through which Tatum was believed to have fled. Corcoran was being held for trial on a charge of murdering his wife. McEwen was charged with the strangulation of Charles T. Snoop, a Phoenix citrus grove owner. Tatum is one of the West's notori- ous Tatum brothers. James is serv- ing a sentence in a California prison and Joseph is in the Arizona state prison. Ex-Rochester Elks Leader Honored Minneapolis Don W. Na- gle, state president and past exalt- ed ruler of 'the Rochester lodge, will preside here tomorrow over a meeting of the Minnesota State Elks association, to be attended by rep-, resentatives from 24 communities. FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Generally fair but with considerable cloudiness tonight and Sunday. Continued rather cold. Low tonight 32, slightly below .freezing in the country; high Sunday, 46 to 48. Brisk southwesterly winds, changing to northerly late Sunday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 60; minimum, 34; noon, 52; precipitation, .01; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weaiiher on Page 15. Blasted With Tear Gas, two of the five prisoners who escaped from the county jail'at Phoenix, Ariz., today gave up in the court- house at Phoenix. Sitting dejectedly on the floor are John Bridges, left, and Dinzel McDonald. Weeping, County Jailer W. A. Millett tells two gas-masked sheriff's deputies bow five prisoners over- powered him and broke out of jail. Two of the prisoners were shot to death in the Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.)