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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1950, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, THURSDAY BOY SCOUT WEEK FEBRUARY 6-12 VOLUME 49, NO. 294 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1950 'Mighty Mo1 Pulled Off Mud Bank Full Speed On H-Bomb U. S. Racing Against Time And Russians Development May Cost Nation By John M. Hlghtower Washington United States Is going ahead full blast on development of a hydrogen super bomb In an obvious effort to win the atomic arms race with Russia. Only an agreement which would bar atomic weapons in "all coim- tries, Including- Russia, under a tight system of international con-: trols, can now banish this prospec- tive weapon from American ar- senals. The State department Is review- Ing American policy on Interna- tional controls reportedly In- cluding the possibility of a new ap- proach to Russia but whether anything will come of such studies remains to be seen. The decision to go ahead with work on the hydrogen bomb, ex- pected to be vastly more destruc- tive than the original announced by President Truman yesterday. He said he had reach ed his conclusion under his "re- sponsibility as commander in chief of the armed forces to see to It that our country Is able to .defend Itself against any possible aggressor." Aerial Guard Setup the President said, "I have directed the atomic energy commission to continue its work on all forms of atomic weap- ons, Including the so-called hydro- gen or super bomb." Late yesterday the Air Force announced It was putting Into ef- fect a strict aerial guard line around all the major atomic plants. All planes coming within 100 miles of atomic plants in Tennessee. New Mexico and Washington state must file flight plans with defense authorities. A similar rule covers the Atlantic coastal region from Norfolk to Maine. The Idea Is to protect against surprise air raids. Fighter planes j will be used to back up the new orders. The Defense department said the plan Is "not related to any specific International develop- ment." Mr. Truman's fateful decision was greeted with general approval in Congress, where It has been anticipated as a defense measure. "I believe Congress should sup- port said Senator chairman of the Republi On Arkansas Bonos j. Opcn Bids AskedHotelBurns At Dickinson, k North Dakota Held by Minnesota St. entire holdings of worth of Arkansas bonds will be placed on the open market for competitive bidding at 10 a. m. next Thursday. The state board of investment today decided to receive bids in Gov- ernor Youngdahl's office at that time for sale to the highest bidder. The board voted unanimously to reject the bid made last Friday, and held open until today, by J. C. Lancaster, Mempnis, Tenn., banker, Mary Kay LeMlrc, 20, smiles as she tries on her newly-won crown as queen of St. Paul's winter carnival. She was se- lected as queen at the resplend- ent coronation ball in St. Paul last night. Miss LeMire, a tall brunette, represented the North- ern Pacific Railway Company in the contest. Bang Boreas XTV placed the crown on her head as spectators ap- Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Taft Demands 4 Billion Cut In U. S. Budget Washington Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) called today for a cut in President Tru- represented several firms. The bonds include one block of second lien Arkansas highway bonds purchased last summer for and another lot bought in 1941 F for In a surprise move last Friday, Lancaster appeared before the board and made a bid of for the block of bonds and offered to pay for the other lot. Representatives of several firms were at the meeting today, prepared to submit bids. One, according to Governor Youngdahl, higher than that offered by Lancaster. Claim Vindication Irving J. Rice Company, St. Paul investment concern represent- ing Chase National bank in New York, Ira Haupt Company of New York, and several associations were at the meeting with a cer- tified check and bids lor the two lots. The bids were not formally of- fered when the board decided to advertise for bids next Thursday. Benjamin F. Troxell, Jr., of Min- neapolis, representing Halsey, Stuart Company, Inc., of New York, said he also was prepared to submit a bid for immediate acceptance but did not make the offer when the board took action. Governor Youngdahl said the board vindicated his position when t decided to sell the bonds in "open and competitive competition." The other board members, with whom the governor split last year over the Arkansas bond purchase, felt that they likewise were vin- dicated because there have been sufficient offers to prove their claim iiat the bonds were "a good invest- Attorney General Bumquist made the motion to sell on the open mar- tet and George W. Larson, rep- resenting the University of Min- nesota on the board, seconded the motion. Others who voted for the motion were State Auditor Staf- ford King, Treasurer Julius A. Schmahl and Governor Youngdahl. Demand by the governor that Charles Foster, board secretary, discharged on the grounds he had altered board minutes to cover up the purchase of the block of bonds, precipitated the 81 Registered Guests Believed To Have Escaped Dickinson, N. D. Fire de-j stroyed the St. Charles hotel herei early today. Firemen battling! flames that broke out In the base- ment gave the city's only major hotel up for lost and concentrat- ed on _ trying to save adjoining buildings. Eighty-one guests were register-1 ed. Though all were believed toj have escaped, an accurate check was Impossible early today. Dickinson's only other major hotel, the Villard, was destroyed by another early morning fire just one year ago. One man was injured slightly In a leap from a window to a low roof. Another, trapped in his tbtrd- story room, was rescued by Dick- inson firemen using an extension ladder. j Most guests fled to the street in night clothes and coats shortly after the alarm was first sound- ed at a.m. Sparks from a blaze which leveled -he St. Charles hotel floated across a street and set afire the roof of furniture store. Firemen bat- tled to halt the threat but first re- ports said the new fire, in the Saiff urniture store, appeared serious. Frank Ray, owner of the St. Charles, told his son by telephone The Push-And-Pull Tug team is shown as it moved the battleship Missouri off the Chesapeake bay mud bank today after several unsuccessful trials. The "Big Mo" nit the mud bank on January Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) rom Minneapolis that a rough value estimate of the building and contents would be He said only half of this is covered by Rites for Slain Attorney Held At Hutchinson Hutchinson, Minn. Fun eral services were held today fo Gordon Jones, 35-year-old attorn ey who was shot to death Monday Services were held In the Epls copal church, with the American Legion participating. Jones wa active in Legion aifaiis attended a meeting of the group' executive committee In IMlnneapo lis over the weekend. The body was to be taken to th Fort Snelling national cemetery for interment during the after noon. j Meanwhile, McLeod county au U11U11 Jllall Wie ivcjjLiwAi conference and a member of ma" can the Senate-House atomic commit- tee. Hopes It Won't Be Used Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic leader, said "I pray God that we may never have to use the and added: "I believe the bomb's potential destructive power will bring the people of the world to their senses, to the end that we will have world peace." Representative Vinson chairman of the House armed services committee, said Mr. Tru- man "has done the right and pro- He said Mr. Truman had usurped (Continuad on Page 9, Column 4.) H-BOMB with Republican plans to make ec- onomy a key issue in a party pol- icy statement due next Monday. Taf; said in his weekly report to Ohio voters that federal spend- ing has increased since 1947, the first year of the Republican 80th Congress. "Surely half of that increase can be eliminated by the strictest ec- dispute between the governor and Foster. neld Mlss Laui.a Minneapolis secretary, wlthou charge. Sheriff Otto Gruenhagen The fire leaped the street east of investigation of the shooting the St. Charles building despite an almost total absence of wind. To in Janes' law offices Monda; morning, was continuing. The sheriff said he could make the west, other firemen were bat- snerm saia ne couia _, jno comment on the progress tling to save the Binek recreation m investlgatlons. building, separated from the blaz- Minneapolis, Frank J. Warn ing- St. Charles by only two feet, jer, attorney called by Miss Mill Smoke and flames were pouring shortly after she was taken in- om the three-story building, to custody at Hutchinson, issued from the three-story and fears were expressed by fire- men for adjoining buildings. Fire Chief Tony Putschler said, "It looks bad." statement, saying: "Neither Mr. Morgan (Dan Mor gan, Minneapolis attorney) nor wish to try this case In has as ye S.D. Town Faces Month's Blackout __________ Radenvald Knutson, M a n d a n> other'board membersT who backed I railroad man believed to have J- taken to' ee v Miss y" that when A Bismarck salesman, Sam Al- jearns ay bertson, was trapped in his third-jno cnarge floor room where, he said, fair to Mlss .Miller heard no alarm. (however, to state at this time tha "I was awakened by the noise if she is charged wjtn murder e facts there wlll b, This on the street, shouting Oelncns, S. U. Tms rnunity of 55 families today he told a reporter. a month without electricity after onomv, both at home and! Ore razed the power plant here yesterday with loss of L. he said. At the same time Senator Brew- M. Schramm, the owner, said he ster (R.-Malne) predicted Repub-idid not plan to rebuild, R.E.A. licans will call for sharp budget! lines are expected to be extended economies in a declaration of par-jto Oelrichs from Custer about ty principles they hope to per thing." ready for a basket lunch But Representative Cole (R.- here Monday night. NY) a member of the atomic Brewster, a member of a com-] committee disapproved sharply, mittee of three senators working on a preliminary draft, told a re- porter the group is making speedy progress. "We have found 'a surprising amount of unity of thought on such issues as economy, labor, civil rights and farm the Maine senator said. have March 1. rally'- she will immediately plead inno cent. Obeying firemen's shouted in-i "We are confident that no jur> structions, Albertson tried t o Ui the land will ever convict he make it out the rear end of the when it hears the facts as we now hotel, but was driven back thick smoke. An extension ladder was them. "I am meeting with Judge (Jo then seph J.) Moriarity and McLeod raised to his window on the street, County Attorney (Hubert) Smith and he scrambled to safety. this afternoon.' Twin Cities Fare Hearing March 6 11 Carried From Milwaukee Fire St. Paul The state railroad and warehouse commission today set 10 a, m., March 6 for hearing on the application of the Minne-j persons apolls and St. Paul Street Railway and carried to the streets companies for an "adequate fare." jfrom the blazing Interior of the old The present streetcar fare is 12; Chicago hotel late Tuesday night. cents cash or three tokens for 35 cents. Milwaukee Line Track Cleared Milbank, S. D. crews expected to have main line A two-alarm fire began in a sec- ond floor room and spread out- ward and upwards in the three- story brick structure. Firemen quickly extinguished the flames. The" 11 occupants of the hotel were taken to County Emergency hospital and treated for exposure and smoke. Among them were a man and his wife who were found traffic restored today following overcome in their room. derailment of 25 cars of a west-1 Gas-masked firemen and police- bound freight train one mile west men did the rescue work. Onlyj of here last night. The engine aadlcasualty was patrolman August: 22 more cars remained on theiWolke, who suffered burned eye-] tracks. No one was hurt. Engi-j brows. j neer George Olson and James No estimate of the damage was Fay, the conductor, are both resi- dents of Montevideo, Minn. available immediately, and thei cause was not known. These Section Crew men dug at one side of a huge snowslitje on the Canadian National Railway line near Yale, B. C., while a snowplow punched at the other side. The line has been blocked since January Wkiijjjipto to The Republican-Herald.) Jet Fighters Guard U.S. Atomic Plants By Joseph C. Goodwin Washington Aerial guard lines, backed by jet fighter planes and antiaircraft weapons, are being set up around the nation's major atomic plants. Other precautions, obviously aimed against a possible one-way air attack, are being taken to guard 200 miles of sea off the Atlantic coast from Maine to Norfolk, Va. The Defense department, which disclosed these moves yesterday said "the program ;will be expand ed to other and personnel are available at ap proprlate sites." The department stressed tha the program is part of long-rang air defense planning and "not re lated to any specific Internationa developments." However, announcement of the moves came within 24 hours after Secretary of Defense Johnson sale in his first annual report that "an attack could come from the op- posite hemisphere without warn ing and with unpredictable fury.' At the same time, however, he said the threat of war has dimin- ished. At Albuquerque, N. M., last night, a Klrtland Air Force base spokesman said three squadrons of 700-mile-an-hour F-86 Jet fight- ers with full service loads of am- munition are on a constant 24-hour alert. They are responsible for New Mexico atomic installations at Los Alamos, Sandia base where atomic weapons are assembled, and Kirt- land base, home of the Air Force's special weapons command. Defenses Set Up The official also said that antl aircraft defenses are being set up All planes flying over the area must be he added. The Defense department an- nouncement came at the end o: a Pentagon meeting attended by representatives of the Army, Na vy. Air Force, Civil Aeronautics administration, Air Co-ordination committee and the Civil Aeronau- ics board. Airlines, airline pilots, nonsched- operators, private flyers and state aviation officials were also represented. The purpose of the meeting, ac- cording to the cautiously worded lepartment announcement was: To advise civil aircraft oper- ators of air defense problems and jo seek their co-operation in filing flight plans and making position eports in addition to those which must be submitted to CAA under urrent civil air regulations." Must File Flight Plans "All flyers will now be asked to file plans covering: (1) Any in- jound flights entering the airspace within 200 miles of -the eastern oastal -boundary of the tr. S. ex- tending southward to Norfolk, Va. 2) Any flights entering the de- ense area within 100 miles of Oak lidge, Tenn., Hanford, Wash., or Los Alamos, N. M., and flying above altitudes to be specified by CAA. "Existing prohibited areas in the immediate vicinity of Han- ord, Los Alamos and Oak Ridge, the announcement con- inued, "remain 'out of bounds' for U air traffic. All aircraft violat- ing these areas whether on flight Ian or not will be intercepted nd action will be taken against the operators under the civil air egulations." The areas covered by this warn- ing surround the nation's major atomic installations. three Warren Enters California Race For Re-election Sacramento, Calif. Calif- ornia's Republican Governor Eari Warren said today he will seek re-election for a third term. The governor's announcement Score of Tugs, 9 Beach Gear Cables Used 15-Day Miring In Bay Ends, Dry Docking Next By Harry Nash Aboard U.S.S. Missouri Afloat off Norfolk, Va. Tills mighty battleship was hauled fre.a today from the Chesapeake bay shoal that had held her prisoner for 15 days. As the giant, the na- tion's only active service baiUe- wagon, began to move, her band burst forth with one of the most spirited "Anchors In the history of the United States Navy, Then, as the powerful fleet tugs eased her slowly sternward to- ward deep water, the band broke out with "There'll be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight." The mired Mo became the mighty Mo pnce more at exactly a.m., the moment she began to move. Six minutes later the boss of the salvage operation. Rear Admiral Allan E. Smith, ra- dioed to Admiral W.H.P. Blandy, commander in chief of the Atlantic fleet, this terse dispatch: "Reporting for duty." Blandy received the glad newi Just two hours before he re- 'Revoke License' Aboard tr. S. S. Battleship Missouri in Hampton Roads, father of the young enlisted man who was steer- ing this battleship when she ran aground told him "The Navy should revoke your dri- ver's license." Naval officials have not blamed him for the grounding, but hill tuutly and m. Bevan E. Travis, ter second class, Napa, Calif- fornla. His father is Omer E. Tra- vis of Napa, a chief petty of- ficer who has been Jn the Na- ry 13 years. linquished his fleet command to Admiral William M. Pechteler In ceremonies aboard the aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Norfolk naval base. The Missouri, on whose deck the threw him into a battle for the'formal Japanese surrender was a year job with Democrat James Roosevelt, Los Angeles, son of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt an- nounced his candidacy last No- vember. Both will seek nomination by each major party at the June 6 primary. This is permissible un- ler California law. Four years ago Warren captured both nomina- tions, making his re-election only a formality. The governor's announcement .oday came as no surprise. Since Warren, as Republican vice-presi- dential candidate, shared defeat signed, cama off the shoal under the combined pulling power of a score of tugs and nine beach gear cables which the ship used to help free herself. The ship's 1600 officers and men reflected none of the dismal gray skies overhead when the word was passed the Big Mo was moving. Spontaneous grins wreathed every face. And the happy words, "liberty ran from stem to stern. Fresh northeast winds whipped Chesapeake bay and brought white caps that ran to four or five feet. A tide of an anticipated 2.6 feet ,-wo years ago with Presidential was pushed higher by the wind and Nominee Thomas E. Dewey, he 3as laughed off queries on rumors ;hat he might leave his native state. Radio Signals Heard in Area Of Missing Plane Whltehorse, T. T. Search leadquarters confirmed here ear- y today that weak radio signals had been picked up In the area where a U.S.A.F. C-54 disappeared] six days ago with 44 persons! aboard. Captain E. G. Nogar, attached the search operations office con- Irmed the report. No investigation of the signals las yet been attempted, he said, jut planes will comb the area, 132 miles northwest of Fort Nelson, B. C. at daybreak today. Word of the signals, first denied ty search officials, revived faint lopes that some of the 44 persons missing aboard the lost plane may be alive. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Generally air tonight and Thursday. No im- portant temperature change. Low tonight near zero in the city, to in ths country. Highest Thurs- day afternoon 25. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 21; minimum .oon, 15; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at the Navy had managed to secure a fifth and sixth pontoon under her stern before the seas became choppy. Her two big bow anchors had been removed. Four hundred tons of fresh water had been pumped out and her bow rode higher. The ship that has been both the Navy's pride and persecution, was now warped out into safe water for a trip to the Navy yards i.t Portsmouth for dry docking and Inspection. Farm Price Aid May Face Obstacles St. Paul A University of- Minnesota farm economist sees obstacles ahead for a long range high price 'farm support program. Speaking on the 48th annual farm and home week program at university farm today, Dr. O. B. Jesness said strong production controls will be needed if high price supports are to prevail. He added that there is conflict between high price supports and American policy of developing international cooperation and trade. Price programs, he said, wlll not solve all farm problems, "The worst conditions of rural poverty and low Income are not solved by price Jesness said. "We should not jus- tify price support programs simply because they benefit those fann- ers best able to look after them- selves. "Nor should we overlook the other ways of improving rural liv- ing. Maintaining good health and a high level of productive activity in other paifts of the economy Is- essential to agricultural welfare."
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