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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              SNOW TONIGHT, COLDER SUNDAY FIGHT POLIO WITH THE MARCH OF DIMES VOLUME 49, NO. 291 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES w rec dPIa ne Fo in Canad a Arms Assembled For Shipment to Eight European Nations to Receive Aid By John Scali Washington Small Ameri- can arms shipments are being hast- ily assembled for delivery to Atlan- tic pact nations. Officials said these initial sup- plies are intended as "psycholog- ical boosters" for the European countries, which have been concern- ed over the delay in getting the arms aid program started. The aid project was approved by Congress last October, but could not get rolling fully until yes- terday, when the ambassadors of eight Western European .nations agreed to terms set by this coun- M1 try. At the same time. President Tru- man formally proclaimed his ap- proval of the master defense plan drawn up by the 12 Atlantic pact military chiefs. The President acted in a dance with a congressional order holding up of the bil lion-dollar European program until Mr. Truman said Western Eur- ope's defenses were "integrated" to his satisfaction. Combats Aggression Mr. Truman hailed the joint de- fense outline as a "deterrent to ag- and said its recommen- dations "provide further convincing evidence of the determination of these nations to resist aggression against any of them." He noted, however, that the mil- itary aid defense plan is but a "first step" and that a strong de- fense demands constant review "in the light of changing circum- stances." The eight European governments signed up for their share of the TJ. S. arms in a 13-mlnute cere- mony presided over by Secretary H-Bomb Decision Still Hanging Fire By Oliver W. de Wolf Washington The dispute over whether this nation should produce a hydrogen bomb went on unabated today following President Truman's- statement that the decision, Ms to make, is still hanging fire. Mr. Truman's news conference comment yesterday was his first public acknowledgement that a new and terrible atomic weapon, perhaps ten to times more potent than the present atomic bomb, is under consideration. A IJT.MJII.P It; came to tne midst of a nuro- ATnrnil ber of developments concerning the MIVIIIIV I of which threw much new light on the situation. F II LI D ___I, Only a few hours before, Senator I 31 If H McMahon (D.-Conn.) had acknowl- VUllj II edged without actually saying so, that the Senate-House atomic com- _. i mittee has been discussing the i ry iiGCcSSoiry Dossed Pointedly avoiding the term "hy- New York America must'drogen McMahon, chairman either run the race for the gen super-bomb or risk letting sla win the world by default, oneiimprovement of atomic weapons of the country's A-bomb pioneers'and I anticipate your questions by i saying this includes all types of of State Acheson. Speaking for the eight nations, Ambassador Wilhelm Munthe de Morgenstlerne of Norway said the them incorrect on this Dr. Harold C. Urey, Nobel prize weapons." winner in physics and a top atomic! McMahon made the statement aft- a two and hour closed have already lost the armaments race." The H-bomb referred to by some as the "hell bomb" will be nearly times more powerful than the atom-bomb If it can be developed, scientists say. "I am very unhappy to conclude that the hydrogen bomb should bej developed and Dr. Urey said. "I do not think we should intentionally lose the armaments door meeting with the Atomic Ener- gy commission. AEC chairman David E. Lilien- thal, who left the meeting early to see Mr. Truman, also had some- thing to say about the in an entirely different vein. Miners, Lewis To Resume Contract Talks Some of Out on Strike May Return Next Week By Harold Ward Washington sudden re- vival of contract talks between John L. Lewis and soft coal op- erators raised tentative topes to- day that some of thev strik- ing miners might return to work next week. Lewis and mine owners from the north and west agreed yesterday! to reopen negotiations on Wednes- day. Southern operators weren't included. There was some talk that the United Mine Workers' chief intend- ed to issue a direct order to the miners beforehand to restore peace in the troubled areas of western Pennsylvania, West Vir- ginia and Ohio. Lewis' meeting with officers of the union's district four of Union- town, Pa., last Wednesday was taken as an indication he was cracking down on leaders of the strike in that region. Walkout May Continue May Be Craft Lost on Flight From .Alaska Wreckage Miles Off Missing C-54's Course YtiUlLUUL IT.l.dJ' VjUUHiiUC I Lilienthal, scheduled to leave the; However> at least three presidents commission February 15, saul local units at Unlontown said1 ,is White House visit that all or expect the walkout to contin-' mblished stories puportlng to state! Monrtav i inCUXlUUIltlliy LUC iiwiuueu. IU.IG race. To do this would be to lose drogen bomb were inaccurate. a Iot of strings to our liberties and with Patrick! .There that, g tiations wmch ue on Monday. the operators at re-' than my life." American scientists, has been op- development of the hydrogen Dr. Urey referred to the fact development o e yrogen at President Truman is weighing weapon, at leart until a ne_w_effort that President Truman is weighing whether the U. S. will launch an H-bomb project or not and also to a report that this was postponed as far back as 1945. "These decisions in regard to the almost unbelievable he said. j "Those people who decided should not develop it believed thatlas absurd the negotiations which they, along with some top broke the mlners, Octo. ber strike, there was no mention of conditions in the later telegrams! which fixed the day. The meetings apparently will be- gin at 2 p.m., as suggested by the] mine owners. Lewis had proposed starting at 10 a.m., but said af- terwards that any time the opera- tors wanted was all right with him. Wednesday at 10 a.m. is the time Stage, Curtain Loft at Sioux Falls Coliseum Burn Sioux Falls, S. D. Fire last night destroyed the stage and cur- tain loft of the Sioux Falls coliseum. dlnary atomic bomb in less than! Mr. week. The injunction was ask-j immediate loss was figured in sev- ten or 15 years. Time has at the fey operators fr0m all parts oflgral thousand dollars but city of- has been made to reach an agree- ment with Russia for outlawing all atomic armaments. One such story had it that Lilien- thal had volunteered to visit Mos- cow In search of agreement with the U.S.S.R. could not get the or- World Control Sought Keech to hear a National Labor Relations board petition for an in- t_ junction to end the Lewis three- signing of the agreements proves that the Western democracies are profiting by the lessons of his- tory. Unity Cited "We have refused to make all over again the fatal mistake of let- ting an aggressor pick us off one anticipating by one." he said. And, apparently Russian denunciations, he empha- sized anew the "utterly defensive character" of the North Atlantic treaty. Acheson told the ambassadors I brief. Dr- urev 5ala ne veryi He said the decision on, -i_. developing one in Ith6 ficials said it will cost upwards of jjr. urey siuu ue with" him alone i enam ees con when renovation is counted. much" that research on the H-bomb! "us country rests witu mm ami NLRB General Counsel Robert! They said the entire auditorium was will fail, but he does not count on and that ne nas not yet. maae Denjmm sald he is opposed to! Denham Seeks Action it. "I think we should assume that the H-bomb can be he said. He estimated the. cost as low as Other estimates have run from two to four billions. Dr. Urey won his Nobel prize discovering heavy hydrogen I his mind. by smoke and water and An Air Force C-54 transport plane of the type missing in the Yukon wilderness flies over mountainous terrain near Elmendorf Air Base at Anchorage, Alaska. Major Gerald F. Brittam, 36, of Akron, Ohio, lower left, was pilot of the missing Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) Republicans Demand Hiss Case Inquiry By Karl K. Bauraan Truman's refusal to comment on the perjury conviction of AJger Hiss brought fresh Republican demands today for a new congressional investigation Into the case. "If Mr. Truman won't make any said Representative Velde "it's up to Congress to seek some of their own." Velde, a former F.B.I, agent, is a member of the House un-Ameri- can activities committee. It was that group's investigation Into communist espionage activities that turned up the evidence which! resulted in the Indictment of the] former State department official I and his conviction last Saturday. Velde said he will ask the com- mittee Wednesday to demand a look at the government loyalty Storm Batters record on Hiss. In the past, Mr. Truman has de- nied such records to congressional committees. President Dodges Comment Velde called Mr. Truman's atti- tude that of "a stubborn man who formation of an espionage plot In South Oregon San Francisco High winds snow and heavy rain batterec By The Associated Press A U. S. Army C-54 with 44 persons aboard was the object today of a search by rescue planes of two nations in the icy Yukon country of northwest Canada. At Timmins, Ont, Canadian transport department officials said a Royal Canadian Air Force plane, one of ten sent to help in the search for the American Sky Giant, apparently is missing in northern Ontario. At Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., it was reported that wreckage of a large 'our-engmed American plane was spotted in rugged northern Ontario country 100 miles northeast of Sault te. Marie. An officer of the U. S. Air Force base at Selfridge Field, Mich., said t was "possible" but "improbable" this was the missing C-54. He pointed out the scene was about miles from the C-54's course. The search for the plane in the northern Ontario country was spur- red by a report from two unidenti- "ied truck drivers that they saw a large plane crash late yesterday in bush country 30 miles south of fteapleau, which is 100 miles north of Sault Ste. Marie. Not R.C.A.F. Plane The reported wreckage could not be that of the Royal Canadian Air Force plane, since It took off from Rockliffe airport near Ottawa this morning. The R.C.A.F. air center at Tren- ton said it was possible that radio failure prevented the plane from reporting to stations along its line of flight, and "there's a good chance it will turn up at Winnipeg." Among the 36 passengers on tha missing C-54 were a mother and her child, military dependents. Others were servicemen returning to the states. Eight crew members manned the big four-engine trans- port on the Ill-fated flight. The C-54 disappeared Thursday afternoon about two hours after leaving Anchorage for Great Falls. aiiuvv emu s. waystop en route to its northern California and southern Ihome base at Briggs Field, El Paso, Oregon leaving rain and highway Texas. todav control of atomic energy. is as of the most critical work in isolat- ing Uranium 235, the stuff that A- i complaint made by the coal opera Stors is that Lewis has not bar- gained in good faith since nego- and! tiations began last spring. There was plenty of skepticism Acnesuii turn uic nf At nrespnt he States develop me the agreements represent a at Se Russians do it. concrete step" in the Western Phvslcs at tne um to 'xh'e "Atlantic pact nations tiled for arms aid under the pro-pr Democratic Action, gram ate Britain, France. Belgium. The Netherlands, 1-uxem- j bourtr, Denmark and Norway. Officials estimated that the bulk t of the arms equipment will tO start overseas until nftcr Mnrch l.l J w Run Churchill The judge himself might de- Fire Chief Carl Swanson said "Military authorities have been re-jcide to put the hearing off for of the blaze had not been de- Inorted anxious to develop an weeks, because part of It apparently started in mnHp hv t.hp r-nal oopra-a dossing room under the stage, he said. No one was in in the building when the fire was discovered. An hour earlier, however, there had been persons there for a high school basketball game. Madison Man Dies In loading Mishap Madison, Wis. A Madison amcscn winner urged that the united about how far the Wednesday talks sS the H-bomb before will_get Senator Donne 1 'We may already have lost the remarked that "There is very great uncertainty as to when, if a' the annual1 armaments he told a Roose-jat all, the negotiations will result a, tne annual, ,._. New york !ln dinner of Americans j velt Chairman vinson the House armed services committee; lined up with Urey, saying: "If the Russians can do it, we should too." London Conservative op- position Leader Winston Churchill; enters the lists officially tonight Cassmy Bishop Bans Girls As Cheerleaders Fall River, Mass. Bishop James .sr banog Feruary In a letter to priests of the dio- Rochester Youth Nominated for West Point Washington Private First Class William T. Barnes of Roches-1 Power ter. Minn., was nominated today is to be adopted as bwred Senator Hubert Humphrey for the House of Com- ._.... Minn) for appointment to from Woodford constituency, Point. i North London. He named James A. Seabloom of: St. Paul and Thomas J. Hooley of Stillwater for Annapolis. jRnV Whfl DraHK Alternates for the West Point ap-, vtJJ w pointment arc Jny W. Gould III of I Glencoe. Richard C, Weinpert of Lye J U111LO Minneapolis, and D'.vipht C. Barnes of Cokato. Bismarck, N. D. Tiny Paul j Alternates for the Annapolis courageous five-year-old Bis-j pointments are Private First child, has returned homei James G. Francis of Rochester, from his final trip to George L. Deaux of Duluth. Daniel Minn. L. Stember of Ely. Jiihn F. Archam- Paul, who drank a lye solution bo of Hopkins, Dean P. Norum of wnen a baby and made 42 trips to Minneapolis and Eugene M.Donnel-'a Rochester, Minn., hospital, died calling j on President Truman to use the in- junction authority of the Taft-Hart- ley act against Lewis. The President told his news con- kmed Friday in a freak j ference yesterday he had no at a warehouse loading the land." At his news conference on the storm. The Weather bureau more rain for most storm-soaked points, with clear skies Sunday. terday the President was assea. the weatier clears by to- Air rescue services of the United blamed states and Canada Joined forces and sent scores of search craft to forecast the bleak area of craggy peaks. frozen swamps and muskeg, snow and ice. Visibility Poor weathermen said tempera- The Royal Canadian Air Force g weae Regardless of the outcome drop sharply. Heavylreported from Whltehorse, Y. T., tures woiuu uiup BIIEUJJI. the higher courts, will you or will j predicted for you not turn your back on Alger Hiss? No comment, Mr. Truman re- sponded. ra Nevada. Yesterday the coast was lashed by a 50-mile an hour gale from Sler-learly today that poor visibility pre- jvented any co-ordinated search yes- 'onded. Monterey bay in California to Cape Another reporter asked whether Blanco ta southern Oregon. Winds there was any point in asking poles in northwest- ported "80 per cent good coverage er questions about the Hiss case. em Califonja ]eavmR several There wasn't, the President replied. ln Humboldt county He said they werent.asked and telephone serv. good intent and he didn't intend i to answer them. ice. Snow fell around the Oregon-Cal- oiiuw leu iiruuiiu tuc Secretary of State Acheson border far south as red said he will not turn his back Hiss, who is his friend. Hiss was convicted by a Sacramento valley. derailed a Southern Pa- _ -__.mountains derailed a oouuieru JTJV jury in New York on locomotive and a freight car ment on when he might act in the mounting coal crisis, He's a Horn Player Washington W i a m R. Klang's father was a carpenter and wanted him to be one, too. But young Klang wanted to be a horndock at the dock. Warren Treadwell, 36, was operat- ing a mobile lifting unit, which is a small car with a hoist attached to one end. It is used to unload and move heavy boxes. He was using it to unload canned goods from a trailer truck which was backed up against the loading player. In a way, they compromised. Wil- company ware- slipped government papers to prewar communist spy ring. He received a five-year prison sen- tence. The conviction is being ap- pealed. Representative Nixon ranking Republican member of the un-Americaa activities committee, said earlier this week that infor- mation linking Hiss to a commu- house. truck, however, was parked (President three years ago. games by Catholiciliam is now first-French horn ice the vehicle slid forward Mississippi House students were over- er in the National Symphony Treadwell drove the lifting chestra, but learned enough onto the trailer. The Kebukes ACHeson teams. He said emphasizing the physical side of things, rather than the scholastic. pentry to build his own house. Jy of St. Paul. Penknife Throat Operation Fails Madison. Wis.-A doctor perform- cemetery. ed a penknife operation on a three-! Leaders in Rochester Wednesday from pneu- monia. Paul's body was returned to Bis- marck yesterday. A requiem high mas will be celebrated for the child tomorrow at St. Mary's Catholic church here. Burial will be in St. T- Vicit Far at save her life. i Dr. William A. Tanner was called to the Glenn Door home because had-SUd- Sta ef1 to .nd for a ten-day visit to installations in the Far doctor joint chiefs of staff gen- swtion, placed the child on Omar Bradley chairman: Gen- desk and made an incision in herjeral Lawton J. Collins, Army: Gen- ?oat with his penknife, trying to'eral Hoyt S. Vandenberg. Air Force; remove an apparent obstruction inland Admiral Forrest P. Sherman. her larynx N'av-v confer with General By that 'time, a police ambulance Douglas MacAnhur in Japan, then crew had arrived. But they couldn't istop at 12 U. Sj bases, including make Ava Marie breath again, Okinawa, Guam and Honolulu. lifting unit toppled over backward into the open space, crushing Tread- well against the loading dock. He died en route to a Madison hospital. WEATHER FEIXEKAL FpRECAST Winona and vicinity: Cloudy to- night with light snow beginning late tonight. Occasional light snow and colder Sunday. Lowest tonight 20; highest Sunday 25. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for tbe 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 36; minimum, 0; Pat Rmek, "Miss waves from the balcony of the ice palace, a feature of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, today before par- ticipating in the carnival's grand Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) noon, 36; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at, sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Free, j Bemidji 1 -19 Duluth 4. -6 [nt. Falls ........-2 -16 Mpls.-St. Paul 15 6 Rochester ........25 14 Willmar S 2 ..........60 41 Chicago 33 25 (Denver 49 38 [Kansas City .....42 31 Los Angeles......63 35 (Miami ...........78 70 New Orleans ___69 58 .03 New York .......41 23 Seattle 28 16 Phoenix 67 33 Washington .....63 27 .06 Winnipeg .......-11 -27 .02 Jackson, Miss. The Missis- sippi house of representatives sharply rebuked Secretary of State Dean Acheson yesterday for his comment on the perjury conviction of Alger Hiss, Acheson had said: "I do not in- tend to turn by back on Alger Hiss." Hiss, former State department employe, was convicted and sen- tenced to five years for denying passing confidential state papers to a prewar Russian spy ring. The Mississippi house's resolu- tion declared Acheson's stand is "shocking and unprecedented." It said the United States is be- ing threatened by "the gradual but steady march of communism direct- ed from Moscow" and that com- munism already has invaded "the high and important Department of State as evidenced by the disclos- ures and conviction ii the trial of Alger Hiss." Largest Timepiece Strasbourg is claim- ed to be Europe's biggest clock Is now being built in a special work- shop here. It will be erected in Oslo when completed. The clock has a face more than 26 feet in diameter witU hands weighing 550 pounds. The pointer of the big hand will move by jumps repre- senting half a minute on the face of the clock. Later the clock will be joined by a 35-bell electric ca- rillon. terday between there and Snag, about 300 miles to the northwest. Most of the flights were in the Watson lake area where planes re- and 20 per cent fair of approxi- mately square miles." They found no trace of the missing trans- port. Although flares seen along the Alaskan highway near the lake were written off as having no connection A "blizzard in Oregon's Cascade with the C-54, coverage of the ter- rain was ordered when the weather turned sour in the Yukon wilder- The derailment stranded two SP. passenger trains running Sarch plotters said that though tween Portland, Ore., and Sanithe transport is believed down be- Francisco Today's north and southjtween Snag and Whitehorse, the bound Shasta davlight trains were! Watson lake area 220 miles south- canceled east of is the "next Samuel Salvatore Cianci, 32, of Point of probability" for finding Raleigh, N. C., was killed and his the plane. wife, Bessie, 27, critically when their car skidded on a snowj Down to Dusk Search The search is a dawn v> dusk ivered road and plunged over and the hours of day 600-foot cliff near Yreka, Calif. The couple's four year old daugh- ter, Patricia, was hurt slightly. Travel was restricted on snow- clogged highways. VOC A L DRUMMER Two-year-old Claire Breen. enronte to Highland. Ind.. adds a vocal accompaniment to her drum solo as she arrives in New York by plane from London. j light are few. Names of the eight crewmen have been revealed. The others will not be released until 48 hours after next of kin have been notified. Clues upon which M base the search are meager. The plane last reported by radio as it passed Snag on the Alaska highway aerial route. Snag is about 20 miles into the Yu- kon from the Alaska border and about miles northwest of Ed- monton as the crow flies. U. S. and Canadian planes are concentrating at Whitehorse, in Yukon territory. They are directed there by Wing Commander D. R. Miller, commanding officer of tha R.C.A.F. station in Fort Nelson, B. C. The Tenth U. S. Air Rescue Squadron under Lieutenant Colonel Eugene O. Strauss is co-operating with the Canadians. At Elmendorf Field, Anchorage, in overall command of American oper- ations is a famed polar flier who has spent some anxious moments himself in Arctic Colonel Bemt Balchen. He pioneered flying in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions and was pilot at one time for Rear Admiral Richard Byrd. Crewmen Listed Officials at BIggz Air Force El Paso, Texas, announced a list of airmen who left there as crewmen of the C-54. They did not know whether all of them made the return trip. base, Anchorage the public information officer said' for the conformed with jor Oeraia f. BrttUia, 36. pilot, (Continued on 9, Column 1.)   

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