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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              CLOUDY TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 299 KWNO-FM Tops in Radio Entertainment WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Phone Strike Reset for Feb. 24 Miners Ignore T-H Action, Remain Idle coal min- ers. Insisting they won't be "black- jacked" Into working, stayed away from the pits today despite the Taf t- Hartley law. "The Taft-Hartley law cannot dig coal." declared Althronla Brown, a commltteemjin of the Maxwell local Unlontown, Pa. "We won't be blackjacked into the mines." The sporadic walkouts that idled soft coal diggers last week spread to nearly all of the United Mine Worker members yes- terday. The only UJM.W. members work- Ing are anthracite (hard coal) miners In eastern Pennsylvania and about bituminous (soft coal) miners covered by new contracts. It is the first nation-wide coal walkout since December 1. That one ended a faw hours after it started on orders of U.M.W. Chief John L. Lewis. In West Virginia there was an indication miners would be asked by leaders to obey the expected federal court order to return to work Mon- day. Return to Pits Indicated A miner source, who asked that he not be identified, said that dis- trict 29 United Mine Workers Lead- er George J. Tiller told a union group to be prepared to return to A Slide In The river canyon 115 miles east of Vancouver, B. C., trapped this Canadian Pacific Railway train. Thirty-seven passengers waited seven hours until rescuers led them out of the slide area on foot to a waiting rescue train which took them to nearby Yale. This air view both front and end of the stalled Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Navy Develops Rocket for Use Report Due Monday Against Planes In Sort Coal Crisis By Harold W. Ward Washington President Truman sent a three-man board after the facts in the soft coal dispute today, with orders to clear the way by Monday for further action against John L. Lewis under the Taft-Hartley act. With the nation's coal .stocks at a critically low level, the fact- finding board called a meeting to map the whirlwind .schedule imposed on .them by Mr. Truman yesterday. Such panels created under Taft- Hartley in the past have bad about ten days to report their findings. This time the President allotting just a week in which to ferret out the causes of the bitter, months-long dispute between Lewis and the na- tion's soft coal operators. Once he is armed with the board's report, Mr. Truman can direct Attorney General McGrath to seek an 80-day injunction order- Ing the soft coal miners back to work. The. President invoked this Taft- advertise for more equipment foriHartiey emergency procedure yes- the street department and thereby jterday after delaying until ev- ended a discussion about the else had been tried. Council to Ask Bids on Street Equipment The council voted last night to As he there were estl. that the nation had little payment's role. Last fall, at budget time, the council debated whether the than two weeks' supply of partment should buy heavy industry-stoking equipment, for construction of bi-jcoaj_ the pits Monday. luminous streets, or whether such! But Titler was quoted as should be let to privnte con-' Ing the men to "same your money! tractors. because you will need it 80 days aft- er that." Titler could not be reached for comment. Pennsylvania miners appeared ready to defy the expected injunc- tion. "Let 'em put us in jail." declar- ed a Uniontown, Pa., digger. The state-by-state mine idle count shows: Slowdown Hinted Should the miners remain idle Unemployment Hits Top Since'41 Bad Weather Factor in Cutting Construction Work By Charles Molony Washington The number of job openings across the nation took a dive last month and sent unemployment soaring to highest since prewar September, 1941. Although largely seasonal in character, reflecting the onset ofj winter, the development had the' effect of putting out of work sev- en out of each 100 persons in the nation's labor force. That left civilian job- plus another in the armed forces, the Census bu- jreau said yesterday in a survey I taken the second week of January. Secretary of Commerce Sawyer promptly pointed out that mid-win-1 ter January and February are al- ways the worst months for job seekers. Taking into account that unemployment last month was high- Navy has developed a hard-hitting new air- craft rocket for air-to-air combat. The Department of Defense an- nounced yesterday that the, weapon the "Mighty been successfully test-fired over the California desert. A Navy officer described It as the first successful U. S. air-to-air rocket. The department said the Has fax greater speed than aircraft rockets developed dnr- ing World War n. Is small enough to be carried in quantity by its "mother" air- craft, yet fast and powerfnl enough to destroy any known plane with a, direct hit. Was built specifically for use on modern, high-speed planes against other aircraft. May be fired singly or in salvo from a launcher attached to a plane's wings or fuselage. It is aimed by aiming the launching aircraft at the target. The rocket was designed for use with a new type launcher now un- der development by the Navy. It Union Accepts Mediator Ching's Bid for Delay Nation-wide Tieup Averted, Talks on Contract Resumed Washington The C.I.O. Communications Workers today postponed until February 24 a na- tion-wide telephone strike it had called for tomorrow at 6 a. m. Mediation Director Cyrus S. Ching had asked for the postponement to 'permit more time for conciliators 'to try to settle the dispute. Union President Joseph A. Beirns of the union said the nine-man ex- ecutive board had voted to post- pone the strike in the hope a set- tlement could be brought about in the meantime. Along with asking a ment of the strike call, Ching called for "intensified bargaining." Postponement Order Beirne said a postponement order was sent to the unions whose 000 workers were to walk out to- morrow in the first wave of strikes aimed at shutting down the entire Bell Telephone system. ary 24. Ching based his plea for a post- ponement on the public interest. Beirne said: "In accordance with Mr. request for more time to bring about a peaceable solution to the telephone wage dispute, C.W.A.- C.I.O. is postponing its strike. "Mr. Ching, through Ills personal intervention and his grave concern for the interests of the public may be successful in getting the Bell System to do some real collective bargaining. _____ "We, too, have grave concern for of" party "policy for the congressional j the interests of the public. We th. held themselves up as the last hope of think we have demonstrated that This Exclusive, copyrighted photograph is that of the Rome midwife who attended Ingrid Bergman at the birth of her son, weighing a child she at first identified as that of the Swedish er than a year ago, he said 1950'sj actress After posing for the picture, the midwife said it was not bad as 1949's be-j layoffs are not re-] sponslble for so much of the out-of-j not so positive. work figure. Weather a. Factor Sawyer stressed these parts the picture: 1. Bad weather in many parts of the country cut sharply construction work and farm activl-j ty. The rise in unemployment was! primarily due to "curtailment inj seasonal industries." 2. Factory employment "did not appear to be materially affected" in contrast to a year earlier, when "industrial layoffs (due to production cutbacks) were an im- portant factor in trie rise in un- employment." Many of the jobs 'that disap- peared were Christmas season open- ings, and efforts holiday workers to secure other jobs in January swelled the unemployment figures. The Census bureau's report show- ed unemployment last month nearly 70 per cent higher than in Janu- ary, 1949. The number of jobs de- clined in that period while 'the number of job seekers increased by thus putting an ad- ditional out of work. Unemployment jumped from December to January alone. It would have gone up more had not j Liberty Vs. Socialism Battle Cry of G.O.P. By Jack Bell picked liberty vs. socialism as their top 1950 campaign issue today in a platform which Democrats promptly accused them of stealing from the administration. campaigns, the Republicans held themselves up persons thrown out of jobs treble damage award totaling retired from the labor force, at against eight motion pic- least temporarily. The bureau reported [JcioUiJi agricultural industries In in favor of Towne American economy can af- fewer than hi the preced-! which accused the eight defendantsjford." ing month. After some discussion, when the matter was still not it was decided to put a sum ofj ing "that this doesn't mean buy it." More recently City Engineer W. Cribbs has told the council that! this week and then stage a slow-, te {olding flns wnich ,____f__on HOTJC __ has1 rnieht- it wobably reduce air resistance on the mother dent in the Plane and increase the carrying capacity of the launcher. It was fired by a Navy attack injunction rook bat at tne naval ordnance test station supply would likely hit rock bot- Callf _ which lt was tom. developed during the past two roads estimated that the major rockets but they were Alabama 16.000; Utah 4.000; Sty ,joes no construction work. Wyoming 4.500: Colorado 5.000; However, he is also of the opin- Indiana 8.500: New VA Plans Another Insurance Dividend ion that the city can perform bl-j luminous street construction jobs roads had an average coal reserve for use against surface sufficient to last just 14.8 days. A spokesman said that might Defense officials said the new .nder pr? about the lowest level ever reach.rccket should increase fire vate contract. Decide to Ask Bids ed. power of U, S. fighters escorting Some lines ordered planes as well as fighters additional cuts in passenger against enemy bombers. Milwaukee Theater Wins SUM Antitrust Suit Chicago Towne Theater, nc., of Milwaukee, today won a Iture concerns in an antitrust suit. employed in non Federal Judge John P. Barnes in these months of fruitless bar- gaining. We want to avoid a Companies Involved Im'olved in the dispute are those who oppose "an all-powerful federal government with unlimited power to tax and spend." On the domestic front, they called for a balanced budget, re- iri-iprirlinC' TPQfifll of Wfl.r-1 coUer.il .cjictijijo, muiiUi ouubii- time excise taxes, and Mountain States Bell of the Taft-Hartley act, Companies. A strike Uon of farm price props and ex- vote is being taken among the New pansion of social security benefits. In the international field, they promised co-operation on foreign policy if they are consulted in ad- vance on major decisions. They denounced "secret agree- ments'" at Yalta and Potsdam, de- manded congressional checks on Jersey workers also, but it will not be completed before February 15. The union also had threatened to send another workers out on strike after March 1. Their con- tracts would not permit them to join in the first walkout. The dispute is over wages, hours, foreign commitments and piedgedjvacations, pensions, training periods support for noncommunist coun- tries "within tbe total limits which I of banding together to prevent com- among Milwaukee theaters full-time household duties.' er. Actually, many were farmers'Ion even terms, wives who dropped field work to] in its suit for damages, rint.Tps "ifljg Milwaukee Towne Corporation charged eight film distributors con- spired to keep the Towne Theater jat 1317 North Third street from iobtaining first run films from May 1, Strauss Resigns From AEC Board Washington (IP) Lewis L. Strauss resigned today as a member of the Atomic Energy commission. President Truman accepted the resignation effective April 15. ._ In a letter, made public by the [Brothers Pictures Distributing Cor- White House, Strauss said he wanted I poration; Warner Brothers Circuit to return to his private affairsJManagement Corporation, and 'from which I have been separated Warner Brothers Theaters, Incor- and other issues, u La Crosse Woman Denies Shooting At Youngster Eye on Hiss Case With an eye on the Alger Hiss and Klaus Fuchs cases, the Re- publicans deplored "the dangerous degree to which communists andj their fellow travelers have employed in important govern-! Vbrw'when'V ul or formation vital to our security e__L_ been made available to alien woman, william Plckett, agents and persons of was charged aggMJlt 1946, to July 20, 1948. The distributors, the suit alleged, also sought to fix admission prices! The policy declaration, approv- to the detriment of the TowneLj by Republicans in the Senate, j tor e t to are Inc. Co- lumbia Pictures R.K.O. Pictures, Incorporated; Paramount Pictures, Incorporated: 20th Cen- tury Fox Film Corporation; Warner the Truman administration's fair deal with these words: for so long." Iporated. 'street committee, presented speci- fications for a gallon dls- were forecast. The New York Central, with less than a week's coal supply on hand, i HUil n a u.w nrt-, jtributor, and the council promptly decided to_cancel 45 passenger Washington There's nn-W unanimously voted to adver-j trains, other big dividend on World War'tee for bids. II veterans' life insurance coming They also authorized expenses up next year. jfor Street Commissioner Thomas It won't be nearly as large as the Gile and themselves to travel to payment now being see sample distributors, distributed, but will run into mil-; lions. ments carried as freight. railroad coaj shortage de- veloped despite a one-third cut last scPoai.burning roads. Cleveland Republic Steel wiu be opened February 20 corporation said it was closing i0n toe distributor, and also for two blast furnaces. It had has1 otm -v. aoWn two oiasi it i The Veterans Administration has and halj ton truck chassls earlier because fnrmpri HniirrrpSS it DmllS tO nSV, _ __ j____j Lluseu unc caiiiti ....u uiujjcu U11C out about 65 per cent of the three'ton truck with get coal to stoke it. months the end of that year. Ex-Yankee Coach Art Fletcher Dead in the first six! and the rest before! Cigarette licenses were issued to I Frank Ernst, 1401 West Fifth Lewis Silent It seemed certain that if the strike continued vast segments Los street; Mrs. May Biltgen, Sugar of the nation's industrial machine Loaf; the Liquor store, 113 Westlwould be quickly affected. Third street: Mrs. Joy Clark, 213: The walkout in which miners Center street: Lee Eddie's, 159, who had been working three days West King street; Hal-Rod week joined or so who ing lanes 401-403 West Third1 bad been on strike for five weeks street; Howard's Food market, with no public word West Fifth street: Lawrence Haz-jfrom Lewis since his rejection Sat- 'elton, Vila street and highway of a last ditch presidential Cream shop, 1054: peace proposal. Mr. Truman had 417 West The lean, lantern-jawed former Third street: Marsh World series star collapsed of West Third street; William J., heart attack last night in a Los, Miller. 74 East Fifth street; t wan, Angeles street. He was 65. His way Coffee shop, 114 Johnson to welr Irene, was sitting in the car Phil Phosky. 652 Washing- conditions, him when he died. iton street: Clifford A. Racfcow, 151! At Uie same time, the Fletcher was a product of the'Main street; E. G. Rivers, hinted John McGraw era. In all, he spentJEast Third street. 36 years in organized baseball. Alamo, 250 Mankato ave- 1 nes one year of that was with a Agnes Schneider. 310 league club. He participated in 14 j Mankato 'avenue; Vemon Sjodin, World four as a West for the York Giants and as a third base coach for the Yankees. He will be buried in Collmsville. street; James 125 East Third street; bers might either (A) Ignore a court back-tc-work order or (B) Report to the pits but work very slowly. "It is he said, "whether one could postulate that such mass coercion would ensure American principles wrtot Mrs. Plckett told po- g BHSr modeled on the Socialist govern- Schaefer boy was wounded, ments of Europe, Including- price and wage control, rationing, so- cialized medicine, regional au- thorities and the Brannan plan with its controls, penalties, fines and jail Bosh, Democrats replied ally, with Senator Humphrey change in temperature. Lowest Minn.) accusing the Republicans tonight 25 in the city, 18 in the flatly of trying to steal the ad-country; high Wednesday after- ministration's program. noon 38. (Continued on Page 3, Column 5.) j enthusiastic service from grateful COUNCIL men." .Roomers Were Stffl Trapped in this wooden hotel and the first fire company had just arrived when this picture was taken by an Oakland, Calif, photographer early today. The photographer saw the flames and beat the fire department to the scene. Several persons were brought down ladders and two foremen were Injured in the blaze. The building, which housed stores on the ground floor, was de- stroyed at a loss estimated by owners at better than Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) hand of John Schaefer and lodged WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Mostly LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 He said. this was proved by the G.O.P. policy declaration which said: "We hoid that government can'hours ending at 12 m. today: use its just powers to foster na-j Maximum, 43; minimum, 20; noon, tional health, promote real precipitation, none; sun sets ity for' the aged, develop sounditonight at sun rises tomorrow agricultural and labor ment policies and advance civilj EXTENDED FORECAST rights." I Minnesota, Wisconsin: Tempera- Active Party Promised jtures will average normal north The Republicans approved their j and three to six degrees above nor- platform in time for it to be south, normal maximum rang- ned at a a basket Lincoln day dinner in a local arena. from 20 northern Minnesota southern Iowa. Normal mini- G.O.P. National Chairman Guy j mum one above north 17 south. G. Gabrielson told the gathering! Above normal Wednesday and that "from this night on the Re-l-rhursday, somewhat colder Fri- publican party is going to be and Saturday. Rising temper- strongest, most active and vigor-: atures Sunday. Precipitation will ous opposition party that has ever! average 1 to 2 tenths Inch occur- been known in the history of our; ring mainly Thursday as light country." jsnow north and rain south and rain While the G.O.P. platform snow south Friday, finished in plenty of time for the; TEMPERATURES big meeting, approval was not un-; Max. Min. Prec. animous. JBemidji 25 Senator Lodge 
                            

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