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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1950, Winona, Minnesota WARMER TONIGHT, SATURDAY BOY SCOUT WEEK FEBRUARY 6-12 OLUME 49, NO. 296 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3, 1950 British A-Bomb Expert Arrested Warns Stalin! U. S. Ready to Lick Russ on Hour s Notice Industrial Fund Welcomed by Average Citizen More Industry Means Greater City Stability, Growth Announcement that leading busi- nessmen have started an Industrial fund with substantial contributions has been greeted with widespread approval from Winona's citizens. Mayor Cy Smith hailed it as "welcome news" and expressed con- fidence that the people will "join wholeheartedly" in the Winona In- dustrial Development association. The association's fund has altogether since the Association of Commerce has had in its own industrial fund. That is now com- mitted to the development associa- tion. Mayor Smith's statement: "The establishment of the in- dustrial development association is welcome news to those of us who believe in the future of Winona. "I am sure that the citizens of Winona will .loin wholeheartedly with the association in its effort to promote the welfare of our com- munity. Your city officials will cer- tainly co-operate In any possible manner, since Winona as a whole will be the beneficiary." Other reactions: MRS. WILLIAM MARKLE, businesswoman and housewife: "That is an excellent thing. The one thing Winona needs Is more Industry, because the more in- dustry we have here, the great- er the opportunity the city will have to expand and pro- gress. More Industry will also mean a greater distribution oi the tax load." DR. D. T. BURT, president of the _ Winona Community Planning coun- T Indstrom of Hollywood tion- Although the Association of Llndstrom or Hoiiywooa. Commerce Industrial committee lias Dr. Guidotti sa d the birth was excellent work in bringing "absolutely normal. new lndustry to tne clty and de- The baby "resembles his jveloping local ones, this marks the said Dr. Gulseppe di- beginning of an attempt to perform Washington In some of the toughest language yet used in the cold war, Secretary of Defense Johnson said last night the U. S. is ready to "lick hell" out of Russia on a hour's notice. "Joe Stalin will know that if he starts something at 4 3, Johnson declared, "the fighting power of the United States will be on the job at 5 a. m." Johnson's words, delivered to a gathering of 300 fellow alum- ni of the University of Virginia, were perhaps the sharpest to be aimed at Russia by an Amer- ican cabinet officer since U. S.- Sovict relations began to sour after World War II. Speaking from pencilled notes, Johnson said this nation's de- fense setup is more powerful than it has been since 1945. Then he added: "In all we are doing, we are. peeking peace. "There is only one nation in the world that would start a war. We seek to have a military establishment sufficient to de- ter that aggressor and to lick hell out of her if she doesn't stay deterred." As a result of the unification Uw, he said, "The defense of the United States is in better shape and stronger than at any time since the point sys- tem wrecked it in 1945." The point system was the method used to discharge serv- ice personnel after the war. Johnson said the country's de- fenses are getting stronger dal- ly and will soon reach a point where they will be ready for anything in an hour's time. "In the he comment- ed, "the sun shines on unifica- tion and the Army, Navy and Air Force are ready to go as a team. "There was no unification at Pearl he added, "or Pearl Harbor wouldn't have been." What's more, Johnson said, he is "not sure peace would last a few hours" today, if Russia considered this country unpre- pared for war. The nation's top defense of- ficial delivered his address be- fore a cheering gathering at the National Press Club audi- torium. Johnson said that despite plans to reduce armed forces strength by men this year, "there will be more men in combat units ready to fight than before the reduction." This Is being accomplished largely by shifting men from desk Jobs to oombat units, he said. IngriJ Gives Birth To Son in Rome By Philip Clarke I1 Ingrid Bergman and her blue-eyed baby boy born Flames leap high Into the dark, cold night at Galesville, as they burned out one section of the Schilling Electric Company plant early this morning. Firemen from Galesville, Ettrick and Wi- nona were on the scene, as were hundreds of residents who turn- ed out at 3 a. m. despite zero temperature. Fire doors and quick work j TODAY- U. S. Open To Surprise Russ Attack Washington One great ques- tion has seemingly been answered by President Truman's announce- ment that he has ordered the man- ufacture of the hydrogen bomb. The trouble is that the President's coruc statement suggests at least both were very, very happy, he The clinic announced that the doctors administered a rector of the Villa Margherita clin- ic, where the child was born at 7 I p. m. yesterday. Miss Bergman asked for her child J20 minutes after his birth, the doc- tors said. She smiled happily at the infant as it was placed beside her on the bed. Use Pain-Killing Drug Rossellini "smiled .broadly when told the baby was a Dr. Ferdi- nand! continued. "Miss Bergman and Rossellini President really means! attending has been taken'to mean. pain-kUline j !actress and He has, so he said, "directed Atomic Energy commission to con-j Except for Rosselllni, no visitors tlnue its work on been admitted so far to Miss hydrogen or super-bomb.' As was Bergmall-s suite of three rooms in reported in this space months ago.j two.year.old modernistic hos- the Atomic Energy commission has; j long been carrying on theoretical, Thc Js Miss Bergman's sec- studies of the problems of hydro- Qnd shc has an daugh- gen bomb manufacture. The de- hw estranged husband. Dr bate within the government has whom she sued for di- been about whether this in Mexico, last should continue. It has been whether this effort should now bej Mlss Bcrgman'S baby had been to Duild ,his essential service on a communi- ,y-wide basis. The association should have 100 per cent community support, because we all have a stake in Winona's stability and growth." HENRY LANGENBERG, new businessman: "I'm very much for the industrial development association. I'll support it as much as I can, both financially and morally. The city needs something like that to make it grow and prosper.' BAY C. CROUCH, service station operator: "That sounds like a very good idea to me. Working people make a town, and we need more payrolls. They're the main thing. And I'm sure the association will help get more payrolls. I'll support it as much as I can." JOHN CURTIS, medical lab- oratory technician: "I think it's a good deal: It's something we need to make the town grow. It will help provide employ- ment. The new association should have the support of everyone because it's in every- one's interest." Meanwhile, the board of directors of the new association held its delay. THE COST OF AN INTENSI- FIED effort to build this terrible! weapon has been very variously estimated. The opponents have put the cost at from to The advocates havej replied that the hydrogen bombj could be built for no more than No one until now has suggested that the AEC could pass from the phase of theoretical study into the phase of active hydrogen bombmaking without any addition- al outlay whatever. Yet it has been; indicated that the President will not; follow up his Tuesday statement! with any request for a special ap-i proprlation. Does this mean that the hydro-! gen bomb really can be built with-1 out spending anouther dollar of! government funds? Or does it) mean that the resources of the] Atomic Energy commission are: now to be diverted from the manu-j facture of uranium plutonium bombs (which also have immense military value! to the manufacture of hydrogen bombs? Or, finally, does'it mean that the President has settled the dispute among his advis- ers by telling the Atomic Energy commission to carry on as before? If the President has not told the AEC to intensify its effort to build a hydrogen bomb, the advocates of building the bomb at once would seem to have been defeated at the White House. Yet this if the literal interpretation of the President's statement. THE SECOND, and equally grave question is whether, if built, the hydrogen bomb will have any military value to this country. The President is known to have on his desk a report from a number of (Continued on Page 10, Column 3.) ALSOPS association held (Continued on Page 10, Column 7.) [first official meeting at noon INGRID at the Hotel Winona. A stream of water is directed into one of the doorways at the Schilling building. Steel beams were warped by the intense heat of the fire, which was brought under control in an hour's time. Cause has not been determined. Broken Rail Tips Train, Man Killed Saukville, Wis. A broken rail catapulted a speeding stream- liner into a ditch four miles north of here last night. One passenger was crushed to death under the train an435 others were hurt Wrecking crews found the broken body of B..J. fynnott about 50, of Rib Lake, Wis., under an overturned coach of the Milwaukee road's southbound Chippewa Hiawatha. He had been hurled through a coach window and then beneath the rolling train. A cold, steel rail snapped as the Chippewa's engine roared over It about p. m. Three coaches, the diner and a parlor car rolled com- pletely over into a ditch. The engine and one baggage car remained up right. The Ozaukee county coroner, Dr. Clarence C. Stern, estimated that 35 of the Chippewa's 112 passengers of the others were treated at a hos- Water street. _ lib Workmen examine the dining car of the Milwaukee Road streamliner, Chippewa Hiawatha, which was ditched last night when the train struck a broken rail while traveling 65 miles an hour near Sauk- ville, Wis. One man was killed and about 35 persons were injured. Wirephoto to The Republi- can-Herald.) by the firemen prevented the blaze from spreading to two other sections of the plant which manufactures nationally-distributed dairy equipment. The above picture was taken by an amateur photographer from Galesville who is employed at the Schilling plant. Photos by Charles Dale Damage In Galesville Fire By Staff Writer GalesviUe, Wis. Galesville's biggest industry the Schilling Electric Company was hit by fire early this morning in a spectacular blaze that did an estimated worth of damage. It was the worst fire here in approximately 20 years, and struck a crippling blow to the firm which employes 75 persons. Fire Chief Russell Jenks, In estimating the loss, said that contents of the one section burned out by flames "were totally destroyed. Cause of the blaze has not been------- determined, although two possible _ _. sources were being considered: (1) j a short circuit and (2) spontaneous Iff 1 IIJCj combustion In a dust collector. Wl No one was injured in the fire, Recommended Charged With Giving Russ Vital Secrets American F.B.I. Helps Track Down Atomic Data Leak By Paul Underwood A top-ranking Bri- tish physicist, Claus Fuchs, who worked on atomic bombs in the United States for three years, was charged in court today with giving away atomic secrets "directly or in-- directly useful to an enemy." The U. S. Federal Bureau of In- vestigation announced in Washing- ton it had worked with the British in breaking the case. High officials in a position to know said it in- volved two specific atomic leaks to Kussla, The specific charge said one leak was in the United States in 1945, the other in England in 1947. The officials provided this ac- count: The F.B.I. "many" months age- began an intensive check Into sus- pected relay of atomic secrets to Soviet agents. The check was order- ed on the basis of bits of informa- tion obtained from various sources. Among the things investigated were the trips Fuchs made to this country during the war and after- ward as an officially accredited visitor. i Naturalized in Britain Digging into his background, the agents found that Fuchs was naturalized as a British subject in although several families were fore ed to flee into zero temperatures when it was feared the flames would spread. The apartments are located In: another section of the Schilling property adjacent to the manu- facturing plant. Under Control Within an hour after the blaze had been discovered, it was under control. Washington xne oruu-u in" 1933 as a stu- The fire broke out in the third administration today proposed a ten and remained there as an in- floor of the brick structure and cent tex on television sets and a structor In physics. He first came confined to one Declines Sought On Some Items By Francis M. Le May Washington The Truman Clans 1942. His father is a college profes- sor now living In the Soviet occupa- tion zone of Germany. The younger Fuchs originally ure and wasj cent tex on television sets and a department 42 er cent in the 38 to 42 per cent in the unteer firemen from the Galesville department. Although considered the third floor of the building, it was actual- ly the street level entrance to the In cuts It has "sales" taxes. Secretary of the Treasury Snyder went before the House ways and j. means committee to outline in de- company's plant. The modern brick Sf, tL soecific figures, the changes tile and glass block building omy in the net result of the program wo two floors below street level rear, opening onto Beaver creek. About 40 men and women were employed in the department gut- ted by flames. A crew of 25 wom- en reporting for work this morning was sent home on temporary un- employment, while the 15 men were put to work cleaning up the debris, along with other men on the plant's employment roll. Smoke was discovered pouring from the structure about 3 a.m. today by William Weverstad, night patrolman. Flames Through Roof By the time the alarm bad been turned in and fire fighters had ar-i I_.___a thplr Wfl.V structor In physics. He first came to tills country in November, 1943, on an atomic mission for the British government and remained in the United States until June, 1946. After landing at Newport News, Va. he spent some time with the British ministry of supply office in New York city. Later he was as- M. sage to Congress. to net resun, ot to e've the government about England. E nnrI Ml) morf Income. i He came here again in November. timnnnnnn more income pltal and then released. M. L. McFarland of Green Bay, Wis, the train's engineer, said he felt the steel rail snap as the engine passed over it at about 65 miles per tiour. Conductor John Krause was hurl- ed the full length of a coach In which he was standing, but was un- hurt, except for shock. George Dransfield, 58, of Chan- oing, Mich., who suffered a severe head cut, said, "All I remember is making up in a field. I guess we bounced along the tracks for a half- mile." The wreckage was strewn more than a half-mile down the right of way and the bounding train ripped loose 300 feet of track. James Jacoby, 18, of Saukrille, saw the crash from a field at the accident site. He ran to an over- turned coach and pulled Mrs. Lloyd Garzo of Los Angeles and her two- year-old daughter, Diane, to safety through a, shattered window. Mrs. Garzo told hospital atten- dants, "We were thrown against a window. Then the car overturned." Among the passengers was R. C. Jones of Superior, Wis, a division manager for the road. After the wreck, he ordered the engine cut loose from the derailed train. He climbed on board the engine and rode into Saukville to summon aid. th? blaze from spreading. Fire i movie tickets and photographic sup- tne plies. doors were closed within plant, confining the flames from damaging two other departments. damaging two other departments, posed would cost the government; Fjj.e chief Rudolph Anderson said Firemen from Ettrick and Winona in revenue. ne was unable to establish imme- also were called. I To make up for this and bring the cause of the blaze or Leaping more than 20 feet into the air at times, the flames castj a bright red glow over the munity and attracted hundreds of; spectators. It was feared that the would jump to nearby buildings, since the Schilling plant Is located at the edge of the main downtown district. or "sales" 11947, to attend atomic security con- close-i ferences with American officials, land shortly afterward went back to London. The F.B.I, turned over its findings to the British intelligence service, (Continued on Page 3, Column 3.) A-BOMB Racine Auto Agency Afire es on baoy ous, powaers ctuu Racine, Wis. Fire of un- now subject to the 20 per cent toilet) origm raced through a tax. Critics of the ex-ldowntOTm automobile agency today flt. .____ _ iii_ VIVJIA ViiMirc As to cuts in the taxes, Snyder's proi... ly in line with forecasts: 1. Cut from 20 to ten per cent the retail taxes on furs, luggage, women's handbags, jewelry and toilet preparations. 2. Cut from 25 to 15 per cent the charges on long distance telephone and telegraph charges. Nothing was said about the 15 per cent charge on local telephone service. 3. Cut from 15 to ten per cent the tax on rail, bus, airline and ship passenger tickets. 4. Repeal outright the three per cent tax on freight charges. Snyder proposed repealing all tax- baby oils, powders and lotions, __have hit particularly at "baby oils." cutting program ignored en- t tne cage oi ice maui cutting program ignored eu- Istrict. tirely many taxes hiked sharply Quick work by firemen prevented ldurlng war such as those on snyder figured the cuts he pro would cost the government as firemen battle for three hours to keep it under control. Heavy smoke blanketed the two- story building of the Wiese Auto Sales agency and covered most of the downtown waterfront area. The company is located near the Main street bridge. Fire Chief Rudolph Anderson said he was unable to establish imme- Iso were cauea. TO mase up ior uus <mu The plant turns out dairy equip- in the billion dollars more of reve- ment for a large flrm, including automatic milkers and electric fencing. Welding Room The section burned out by flames was the lid room where welding nue he figured on: from the proposed ten per cent tax on television sets. from the hike in corporation, or business taxes. The levy of 42 per cent, instead of 38 the amount of damage. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Generally Ed pohUntg of metTmilkTrTdsF apply on Income Winona and pany. Schilling, who is also Galesville's mayor and whose father is a state assemblyman from La Crosse, said this morning that new equip- ment has already been order- ed and that the department will (Continued on Page 3, Column L) GALESVILLE OJ-tu IKWWU- w------- dianges he proposed in a somewhat urday afternoon 36. complicated scale was to apply the ICT present top rate of 77 per cent on estates of or more instead of as at present. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 24; 4; noon. estates of or more instead i hours ending at 12 m. toaay. of as at present. Maximum, 24; minimum, 4; noon, to from 23. precipitation, none; sun sets stiffened taxes on oil and mining: tonight at sun rises tomorrow ffTlfc M.O1 interests. He proposed to cut the depletion allowance for oil and gas from 27 to 15 per cent. at Additional weather on Page 3.