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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, WARMER FRIDAY WATCH THIS PAPER FOR FAN FARE VOLUME 49, NO. 266 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 29, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Russian Ships Spying in Caribbean 3-Day Nine Week Problem For President Morse Claims Truman Without Power to Halt it By Marvin L. Arrowsmlih Washington Senator Morse (R.-Ore.) contended today that the three-day mine has Midwest Seeks Action On Pork, Egg Prices By Edwin B. Haakinson lawmakers, flooded with mail protest- ing recent sharp drops in pork and egg prices, turned to the Agriculture department today for an answer. The egg situation in particular caused concern among farm-minded members of Congress. Eggs were reported bringing fanners as little as 20 cents a dozen; live hogs were said to be selling in the corn belt for 13 cents a pound. "I am asking the Agriculture de- partment what they intend to do about said Senator Butler (R.- Representative H, Carl Andersen (R.-Minn.) wired Secretary of Agri- culture Branuan complaining of so cut coal production that a slash j "chaos" in the egg market because in rail service threatens cannot i of what he called government in- be. halted by President Truman. I action. Morse stated that view on the' Like Butler, Andersen exhibited a heels of a report that the Inter-j high stack of telegrams and letters state Commerce commission, of protest. Similar stacks of mail meeting today, might order a 25 per cent cut in passenger service were reported at the offices of Sen- ators Gillette Hicken- looper (R.-Iowa) and Gumey (R.- ,on coal burning railroads. The roads report they are low s. on coal because of the short Brannan has announced that an Nito Ortega, Colombian bullfighter, goes up and over to evade the horns of a charging bull under four years the arena at Lima, Peru. Ortega, rated as a "novillero" since he has ,i J not yet made the grade as a was unscratched. The arena attendant in the background appsars unconcerned! (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Republicans, Democrats Mapping Campaign Tactics for 1950, i week ordered by United Mine Workers President John L. Lewis. Southern coal operators, accus- ing Lewis of unfair labor prac- tices, yesterday asked the Nation- al Labor Relations board to take court action to force a return to full production. Earlier, some operators had urg- ed Mr. Truman to use his separate emergency Taft-Hartley act pow- a provision for an 80-day strike-halting injunction toward that end. But Morse said his opinion as a lawyer is that the President's na- tional emergency powers under the T.-H. act can be used only in cases where there is an actual critical strike or the threat of such a could be stored. By D. Harold Oliver Democratic party goon starts its 18th succes- sive year in the presidential driver's seat, about being stopped. Its top men show no worry President Truman and Vice-President Hartley take the view that the party can go on winning provided it conducts an unrelenting fight for the principles for which it-------------------------------------------- itands. They see the country con- tinuing to prosper, and know that prosperity is usually good lor the "Ins." Southern Democrats, long a road block to program achievement but surmountable at national election time, are arising danger signals over federal spending, "socialis- tic" tendencies, and civil rights. But even they do not see the par- ty breaking up as some Republi- cans would have it. 330 Traffic Deaths Seen for New Years By Jock Bell leaders seemed agreed today on mak- ing the Truman administration's spending policies one of their chief issues of the 1950 campaign. That was the one suggestion that cropped up most often in an analysis of current and recent statements by G.O.P. bigwigs on the future course of their party. As of now, "it needs much and many more offices. Out of a long drouth at the pres- idential polling places has come about every possible suggestion for reorganizing and rebuilding the party. At one wing, Senator John W. Bricker of Ohio has proposed outright merger with southern Democrats. On the other wing, Sen- ator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massa- By The Associated Press The nation celebrated the six major holidays in 1949 with a lot of On the whole, Democratic lead- ers are confident about the party's future, but caution against resting on past achievements. The degree of success or failure of the party's program in the com- ing session of Congress may well be reflected, in some measure at least, in the 1950 congressional elections. Ordinarily the opposition party makes inroads sometimes overturns congressional majori- ties of the other party in nonpresi- whoopla and gaiety but there was a staggering toll of violent accidental jchusetts has called for a Republi- can party that will hold out its And, the'National Safety Council predicts, 1950 will start with 330! hand to labor. dential elections. For example, the Republicans picked up 80 seats in reported today it had mailed the House in 1938, 47 in 1942, and this past week. 54 in 1946. They also gained 6, 9, and 12 Senate seats in those years. Democratic campaign strate- eists however, say their party can their net income in upset tradition and knock oft a few-------------u--------" more Republicans next year for a net gain of about three In the Sen- ate and from 20 to 25 in the House. Vice-President Barkley predicted recently. "It is my candid he said, "that the American people in 1950. and 1952, and throughout the years of the future will con- firm' overwhelmingly their satis- faction with the contribution we are making to the general wel- fare of our own people and to the; pence oi the world." Who will be the party's presi- dential candidate in is nny-i body's guess. Some crystal gazers; see a Truman Barkley repeater! ticket, despite their ages. Trumanj will be 68 and Barkley 75 by No- vember, 1952. It is from the northern corner of the southern wing of the party that the loudest warning comes. Senator Byrd of Virginia cries out that thej nation "is on the march to social- ism." Byrd terms 1950 "the year of crisis." He says Congress faces the choice of cutting federal ex- penditures by rais- ing taxes about that much, or trod- ding along "the economic primrose path oi indefinite deficit financ- He's wholeheartedly against the latter two alternatives. j Senator Lucas of Illinois, the majority floor leader, says he hates deficit financing as much as Byrd. But he adds that if it's a, choice between doing that to strengthen chances for pence running the chance of engaging Inj an atomic war. he would prefer the "risk of deficit financing." Americans being killed in traffic accidents over the New Year's weekend, j It did not estimate the number I of deaths in other accidents. Deaths on the highways, in the lair, fires, drownings and a variety [of other causes reached new rec- iords over some of the holiday peri- jods this year. In most of them, the jtraffic toll exceeded the figure esti- mated by the council. The 1949 holiday violent deaths showed: in traffic mishaps; 391 drowned; 66 killed in fires, and 555 killed in accidents .of miscel- Wisconsin Income Tax Madison, Wis. Wisconsin income tax blanks are in the mail. The state department of taxation persons whose net income was or more also must file. laneous falls, air- crashes, shootings, asphyxia- fense. Casualty Breakdown Here is a breakdown for thu holi- days: New year's (two in- Assails "Me-Tooism" Guy G. Gabrielson, the Republi- can national chairman, has joined the latest G.O.P. outcry against "me-tooism" in his party. However, Governor Alfred E. Driscoll of New Jersey, whose re- election last November was one of few bright spots in a dull Re- publican sky, says it all depends on what the G.O.P. is "me-tooing." He, for one, says he is willing to "me too" the ten command- egg-support program will continue next year, aiming at an average price to the fanner of 37 cents a dozen for all cents be- low the national average sought this year. However, there is no government price support activity at the mo- ment. Operations under the 1949 program have been ended, and! machinery for the 1950 program has; not yet been set up. Until recently the Agriculture de- partment has been supporting prices under an order from Congress by buying "nest-run ungraded" eggs at about 35 cents a dozen and con- verting them into dried eggs which strike. "There is a great Morse told newsmen, "between a dispute which causes economic losses and suffering and one which imperils national health or safety. "A coal dispute could very well reach the latter proportions, but' obviously the present one has not done so to date, nor is there any IfkeHhood if "will if the three-day week is continued." Morse, who wants the Taft-Hart- ley law repealed, thus took sharp issue with Senator Wherry of Ne- braska, the Republican floor lead- er. Two days ago Wherry said there was "deplorable evidence of negli-j gence" in the fact Mr. Truman hasj not used the Taft-Hartley act to restore full time production of coal. Wherry also accused Mr. Tru- man of falling to enforce the T-H law because he doesn't like the measure and wants it wiped off Removal of these lower grade eggs from the retail market tended to keep the prices of better eggs high. But the Agriculture department is trying to figure out what to do with the nearly worth of the dried eggs it now has on hand. The egg price complainants are expected to get early attention from a Senate agriculture subcommittee headed by Gfflette.i It is investi- gating farm price spreads and pro- fits. Israel Jacobson, 37, of Chi- cago, welfare worker after 12 days imprisonment is pictured at Nicholsdorf, Austria, where he was further detained, before being allowed to proceed to Vienna, a free man. He reported days of semitorture and 20- hour-a-day inquisitions by re- lays of Hungarian officials. (In- ternational Radio-Sound photo.) the books. The President has said he will use the law if a national emergency develops. But he has expressed no opinion as to whether he would have the legal right to invoke the law under the present circum- stances when Lewis could argue Human Brains May Live After Death New York Proof that hu- Three Severely Burned in Blast At Mankafo In Area Where U. S. Maneuvers Will Be Held Soviet 'Fishing Craft' Without Gear, Have Big Radios By Ruth Cowan Washington Three more .mysterious Russian ships have sud. idenly been reported hi the Carib- bean area where the largest U. S. peacetime maneuvers in history soon will be held. The vessels are described by au- thorities as "fishing without fishing gear and equipped with extremely powerful radfos. U. S. civil and military officials are keeping a careful, but diplomat- .cally correct, eye on the progress of the ships In Western hemisphere waters. The three vessels are reportedly en route from the Baltic to Vladi- vostok by way of St. Thomas in ihe Virgin islands, the Panama ca- nal and Honolulu. Seek Military Data Authorities disclosed that these three bring to 15 the number of similar type Soviet ships that have crossed the Caribbean on their way io Russia's Important Siberian sea- port in the last two and a half years. They put in at St. Thomas for supplies Just before Christmas. One informed source expressed doubt that the Russian ships' pri- mary interest is in military infor- mation. He suggested that Russia may be planning to take over fish- ing grounds that the Japanese used before the war. But in that connection, naval men recalled that the Japanese like the Russian dlesel equipped turned up in ma- neuver areas at about the time ma- jor exercises were getting started. Last year three Russian vessels Omar, Belsk and Globus, ar- rived at St. Thomas just a few weeks before spring were held. Big- Exercises Planned In this case, military planners ars completing arrangements for an Army Navy Marine Air Force exercise Involving some men, which Is due to be held from sons were burned severely today n an explosion which wrecked a four-unit apartment house in Man- kato. All were taken to St. Joseph's hospital. Several hours later, they were reported in good condition, man brains do not die quickly af-j They are Mr. and Mrs. J. A. May- ter death was reported to American Association of the vancement of Science today. This is shown by some grey brain tissues of babies kept alive for months in test tubes at the University of Pennsylvania school of medicine. The tissues came owners of the building, and Ad-! Mrs. Marian Cuff, 22, a tenant. Mrs. Mayer was treated in court that production limitation! from babies which had died na< ments, the preamble to the is no strike. The ICC last week took note of the coal shortage by giving rail- roads first call on coal produced in the mines which normally supply tjme the government _ stitution and a strong national de-jagerlcy sajd "the interest of the 'public and the commerce of the Drlscoll _ has opposed federal pe0pie is seriously threatened." Lewis' miners were to education and federal public housing. But he has plugged a state strike several months ago, the ICC program to accomplish the same ends. Senator Arthur Vandenberg (R. ordered a 25 per cent in coal-fueled passenger train service. eluding 207 traffic; Memorial day m h t d f Republi (three 413, including 253 one sentence. Ee said the fie, 87 drownings; Fourth of Juy RepubUcan aim be; three 711, including 3151 ,.To restore the American sys- traffic, 256 drownings; Labor day I tem to safe foundations before it is (three 525, including Jate and to r dependable traffic; Thanksgiving national solvency freedom." d including 123 traffic; Christmas (three 580, including 413 traffic. The Safety Council has the violent deaths during the holi- made a day celebrations "ap- palling" and "disgraceful." After last weekend's Christmas holiday, when 580 persons lost their lives in accidents, Council President Ned H. Dearborn said: "The actual death toll for our three day celebration was more than that for the Texas City disaster of two years ago which horrified the holidays have become a Faces Check Charge Dead wood, S. A. Kelley. 21, Rapid City, last night was charged with obtaining S15 on a bad check. Kelley is in a hospital here, reported in fair condition from five bullet wounds inflicted when Sheriff Richard T. McGrath said he resisted arrest last week. Mrs. Patricia Capella, above, 26, Detroit-born dancer, cabled five world leaders asking them to get together and make a world safe so she can have babies. She said she and other married women would like to have babies but are afraid of a forthcoming war and that "our children will be used as cannon fodder." She Is married to Jacques Capella, a French classi- cal dancer. Her .cables were sent to President Truman, Pope Pius xn. Premier Stalin, King George and French President Vincent AurioL (A.P. Wirephoto.) Dewey Decided Dewey recently wrote a Portland, Ore., friend that under no circum- stances would he become the party's presidential nominee again in 1952. He followed that up yes- terday by telling a news confer- ence at Albany he would not seek the nomination in 1956 or 1960, ei- ther.. Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the G.O.P. Senate floor leader, doesn't think so much of the middle road advocated by Dewey. Wherry wants the Republicans to fight the Dem- ocraljs at every cross-road of na- tional policy. Wherry doesn't sit in the same Republican pew with Senator Rob- ert A. Taft of Ohio on such issues (fatalities for this weekend's federal aid to education, low-cost [Year's celebration is for the period [housing and some other social wel- from 6 p. m. Friday to midnightjfare proposals Taft has sponsored Monday. The council warned againstjin the past. drinking and driving and to "double your caution if the weather is bad." The Christmas weekend toll of, 413 traffic fatalities was 22 under the council's estimate. But the auto death rate for the period was ap- proximately 78 per cent higher than the average number of deaths for nation. "Our series of 'Texas Cities.' In a week (New Year's) we may expect another one unless the people have sickened of making horror days out of their i holidays." Blizzard Can Cut Deaths i Only a buzzard that "sews the I country up tight" can prevent a jdeath toll of at least 330 over the !New Year's holiday, Dearborn said. "But let's depend on ourselves and 'not the he added. The council's estimated 330 traffic! A. rt XTowT Generally speaking, the Republi- seem to think that Governor E. Dewey of New York big "ma-too" mistake in his unsuccessful 1948 presidential campaign: Approving some New Deal proposals and saying in effect that he could make them work bet- ter. an equally long period based on statistics for the first ten months of 1949. The average number ofj traffic deaths for a similar period1 this 269. This Is a 25-Cent Week Since no paper was published Christmas day, KepubUcan-Her- ald carriers win collect for only five days or 25 cents this week- end from an subscribers receiv- ing their papers by carrier. tural deaths. In two cases the brain tissues came from unborn babies, which had died. One of these was an un- born infant about three months along. It had enough developed brain to continue living under art- ificial cultivation. The report was made by Dr. Mary Jane Hogue. These tissue cultures are part of a study of through birth. broken ankle and second for a degree burns about the body. Mrs. Cuff suffered body burns. Mayer also was burned about the body. All suf- fered shock. The explosion, apparently caused by gas, occurred about a.m., shortly after Mayer had called po< lice to the building. Mayer com' plained a tenant was making a dis turbance. Officers Howard Johnson and Norman Honelschlager s rn e 11 e d gas in the apartment. Investigation disclosed that the pipe leading to the gas stove had been loosened, A wrench lay on the floor. They While Soviet ships have a right to put in at St. Thomas for supplies, water and they abide by U. S. port regulations- some Navy people point out that the Caribbean route is the long way around for a vessel on the Europe- Vladivostok run. The Russians themselves have volunteered no explanation. All 15 of the Soviet ships report- ed in the area over the past 30 months are said to be part of tha reparations demanded from Fin- land by Russia after the war. All are new 328-ton schooners, 125 feet Long. Aside from supplies needed on the trip they carry no cargo. Those which appeared last year had salt aboard for ballast; the present trio is using rock. These three stopped in Plymouth, England, and left there November 17. good health from conception notified Mayer and took the tenant to police headquarters. M. P. H. Speed Claimed For Air Force Rocket Plane Los Angeles A n A i r Force plane reportedly has flown miles per hour- three times the speed of sound. That's the new record of the Air Force's X-l rocket plane, says the Los Angeles Times' aviation editor, Marvin Miles. Quoting what he calls "re- liable Miles today said the X-l had reached a speed of miles an hour in' the stratosphere over Ed- wards Air Force base at Mu- TOC dry lake. The speed was given to him as mach 3, he said, or three times as fast as sound. Sonic velocity is 663 miles an hour between the altitudes of and feet. Miles' story did not say who at the controls, but pre- sumed it was Captain Charles Yeager or perhaps Major Everest. A year and a half ago the Air Force announced that Yeager would try to fly the X-l up to miles an hour, the maximum speed for which It was originally designed. Ever- est, said, has been test- Ing the rocket-powered craft. Miles said Air Force officers In Washington refused to con- firm or deny the mach 3 figure. In December of 1947 Miles reported that Captain Yeager in the X-l had surpassed the speed of sound. The Air Force did not admit this until six months later. Air Forcfg X-l, above, has flowa per hour- three times the speed of to Marvin Miles, Los Angeles Times' aviation, editor. The record by the rocket plane was reported to have been made in the stratospHere over Edwards Air Force base at Muroc dry lake in California. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) The captain of one vessel is M. Morlacov, who was chief mate on Globus, which visited St. Tho- _...s on January 28, 1949. There is evidence indicating that some mem- bers of the crews also have made more than one trip. Ryan May Oppose Thye for Senate Minneapolis UP) Sheriff Ed Ryan of Hennepin county indicated today he may be a candidate in 1952 for the United States Senate seat now held by Senator Thye, a Republican. Ryan, a Democrat, said he had been asked recently after a speech in Lu Verne whether he would run against Governor Youngdahl. His reply was that there would be no issue in such a contest because be approves the law enforcement and humanitarian policies of the gover- nor. "On the other he said to- day, "I do feel there is a chance for worthwhile service in another place, and that is the United States Senate." Senator Thye's six year term ex- pires in 1952. Ryan's supporters feel he would have no trouble in getting D.-F.L. endorsement if he i chose to run for the Senate. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Fair and continued rather cold tonight; low temperature 15 to the city, 10 in the country. Increasing cloudiness and warmer Friday; high 34. LOCAL WEATHEll Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 42; minimum, 13; noon, 24; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 11.