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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1950, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, WARMER FRIDAY KWNO-FM Tops in Radio Entertainment VOLUME 49, NO. 301 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 9, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PACK Lowrie Re-arrested at Lake City Carried in Sack Gambling Profits, 5 Say Detroit Police grilled four men and a woman today on their possession of a paper bag containing in cash. Whether there was any evi- dence linking the five with the Brink's Inc. Bobbery in Boston, however, police re- fused to say. The five, arrested In a park- ed car here early yesterday, insisted the money represent- ed gambling proceeds. Beyond that, they weren't talking, said Police Inspector Walter Wyrod. Brink's In Boston was rob- bed January 17 by nine men who escaped with A day earlier holdup men took from the Statler hotel in Boston. On a routine checkup the five were seized at a.m. yesterday in a so-called "hood- lum neighborhood." A paper bag In the car bulged with 000 In bills and in bills. Held on a technical "for In- vestigation" charge were John Gach, 35, and his bride of three weeks. Dorothy, 22; Merico Depletto, 29; Steve Settas, 89, and Steve Vitale, 25. Mrs. Dorothy Green Gach Arkansas Bonds Sold at Profit' St. Paul The Equitable Securities Corporation of Nashville, heading a syndicate embracing 17 other investment firms, today was the successful bidder for Minnesota's entire holdings of Arkansas highway bonds with an offer of The state investment board, with State Treasurer Schmahl dissent- Ing, met in Governor Youngdahl's office and voted to accept Equitable's bid.' It was the highest offer of six bids received in open competition for purchase of the two blocks of high- way bonds which have a face value of, Eight days ago J. C. Lancaster, Memphis, Term., banker, made a surprise appearance before the board and offered to buy the bonds for or less than today's offer. Lancaster represent- ed the Equitable Securities Corpora- tion and substantially the same group of investors as bought the bonds today. The Equitable Securities Corpora- tion syndicate Includes the Union Planters National bank of Mem- phis, Term.; W. R. Stephens Invest- ment Company; Blyth Company; Lehman Brothers; White, Weld Company: John Nuveen Com- pany; Marine Trust Company, of Buffalo; Field, Richards Com- pany; Hirsch Company; Provi- dent Savings Bank Trust; Demp- sey-Tegeler <fc Company; Breed and Harrison Incorporated; H. V. Sat- tley Company. Incorporated; the Weil, Roth Irving Company: Ju- ran Moody; Sills, Feirman Harris Incorporated, and Third Na- tional bank. The second highest bidder was a little more than under the Equitable Syndicate's bid. Irving J. Rice Company., St. Paul invest- ment firm, representing Chase Na- tional bank of New York and others, offered At the last board meeting, Cover- itered. nor Youngdahl refused to accept the] The department's move came in Lancaster bid on grounds that wake of mounting demands believed the bonds should be offered I SUch surplus foods be turned for sale in open competition. Beforejover to needy persons rather than approval of the sale, the governor i dumped as the government has or- emphasized that the state gained done (he case Oj pota. additional by waiting put the bonds on the open market. Free Milk, Eggs To Be Offered Needy of Nation Washington The govern- ment Wednesday offered to give the nation's needy worth of surplus dried eggs and milk. It was announced that pounds of eggs and pounds of, dried milk acquired un- der the price support program in the past two years are now avail- able for distribution through fed- eral, state and local welfare agen- cies. These agencies will pay nothing for the supplies, but must trans- port the food from federal stor- age depots. About a fourth of the eggs are stored In a huge cave near Atchi- sou, Kan., with the remainder cached i n various warehouses throughout th.e country. The milk storage lockers are similarly scat Coal Dispute Fact-Finders End Hearings Report Saturday To President, Injunction Seen Tru- man's fact-finding board ended Its shearings on the coal dispute today land went to work on a report to i the White House. The members said they hoped to jmake the report by 'days ahead of the deadline set when they took on the job. Once the President gets the re- port he can ask Attorney General jMcGrath to seek a court order for j the striking coal miners to go back to work. The board cut off its hearings I with an announcement by Chair- iman David L. Cole that the board's I observations .'during fruitless direct bargaining negotiations yesterday had given it needed information about the issues. John 'L. Lewis, leader of the miners, and the coal operators talk- ed Issues for nearly eight hours yesterday under prodding from the board. But they couldn't get to an agreement. Bargaining; Helpful Cole said he thought the board- sponsored bargaining sessions would be helpful to the union and the op- erators in eventually reaching contract. "The general atmosphere Is con- siderably he said. Cole said that the board had "learned many interesting and co- gent facts and circumstances about the dispute." He added: "The Issues on which the parties are deadlocked now are crystallzed and the present.positions on these Issues are considerably He never did say just what were the points of difference or what seemed to be the big snag in reach- ing an agreement. The parties "approached agree- ment" on several Issues in yester- day's talks, he said. But he would not indicate which issues these were or which ones caused the final col- lapse. With almost no coal being pro- duced, the pinch was tightening over the country. Rail service by coal-buming'loco- motives was cut to SO per cent of normal for passenger trains and 75 per cent for freight effective at midnight tomorrow. The railroads estimated they had an average 15- day supply of coal on hand. Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois, iwlth only six days' coal supplies left, ordered men on a three-week furlough starting Friday. In Detroit, dwindling fuel supplies caused' General Motors to cancel all plans for Saturday work and scheduled overtime. Republicans Plan to Force Vote on FEPC Two Sets of Twins In 2 Years Leaves Father, 69, Proud 'undoubt- U. of W. Rooming House Hit by Fire Madison. Wls. A rooming house occupied by 14 University of j chief of the state division of so- Wlsconsin coeds was damaged by fire yesterday but no one was in- Minnesota to Seek Food for Welfare Use St. Paul Minnesota edly" will apply for surplus dried milk and eggs for welfare uses, John W. Poor, public assistance jured. The fire started in the basement of the house, owned by Mrs. Idalyn Mills. It burned through the "first and second floors, with ernment usually requires packag- smoke and water causing addition- al damage. Firemen from three companies fought the fire. clal welfare, said. "Our agency will apply for the surpluses on behalf of those coun- ties that want Poor said., Poor said one difficulty might, arise, however. The federal gov-i ing of the surpluses for individ- ual family use, "This would mean By Jack Bell Washington Prodded from within their own ranks, Republi- can leaders laid plans today to Evington, Va. "It real- ly is something to have four children in two years-especially, I suppose, for a man of my age." That was 69-year-old Luther R. Moses speaking. And the retired local merchant beamed proudly. Then he pointed to two sets of Lawrence Randolph and Luther Robert, Jr., one year old, and Linda Neil and Brenda Gayle, two weeks old. "Why, it was only a little more tha" two years ago that I went visiting with friends down in Blanche, N. C. There I met Moses said. He pointed to Odell, his attractive 35-year-old wife. "January sure has been our big he mused. "Just look." He began to count off the events: January, 1915 Odell was bom. January, He and Odell were married. January, 1949 The boy twins arrived. January, The girl twins were born. "I suppose it Is somewhat of a Moses observed. "I suppose a person could almost call it a curiosity." Postal Rates Increase Voted By House Washington The House voted today for hikes in postal rates to bring the Postoffice department more a year. A voice vpte passed the bill and gent It to the Senate. The bill would provide more reve- nue for the postofflce from these sources: Post and postal card, second class matter, fcird class, fourth class, registered mail, 000. The rest of the would come from services not ex- tensively used. Before the final vote, a Republi- can motion to send the bill back to committee for further study was beaten, 217 to 150. The bill would raise the rate for post and postal cards from one to two cents, but would leave the first class letter rate at the present three cents. The administration-backed bill Intended to take at least a short stride In the direction of cutting the Postoffice department's opera- ting deficit of half a billion dollars driven to the brink of pas- sage yesterday. A technicality raised by oppon- ents forestalled the final vote, They demanded a reading of the engrossed bill the formally print- Jed measure with all amendments in the right place. Engrossing a bill is a long and tedious process, so final action was put off until today's session. The Senate has not yet acted on the ball. Its postofflce commit- tee once approved a companion measure but recalled it to wait for House action. House debate was heated but brief for such an Important bill. rights bills. Senator Taft of Ohio, chairman of the Senate G.O.P. policy com- mittee, told a reporter that if the Democrats don't move to bring up a Fair Employment Practices commission bill within two weeks "Republicans will press for It." Taft's statement came after Sen- ators Lodge (R.-Mass.) and Ives (R.-N.Y.) said In separate inter- views they will demand action by their party to bolster what both have labeled as a weak-kneed en- dorsement of civil rights bills In wasn't getting proper considera- the counties would have to set up this week's G.O.P. policy declara- Ipackaging facilities." IT" Fourteen Passengers were hurt, none seriously, when a Soo Line mixed train went off the tracks near Braddock, N. D., yesterday. Passengers were splattered with snow and flying glass. (A. P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) tion. The bill's foes stressed the ar- gument that the raises proposed would fall heaviest on small news- papers and periodicals and would work to the detriment of rural dwellers. The big city dailies, they claimed, would not suffer because they make but small use of the mails for circulation purposes. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and Fair with moderate temperature tonight. Fri- day increasing cloudiness and warm- er. Low tonight 22 In the city, 15 in the country. High Friday 38. LOCAL WEATBiER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 37; minimum, 14; noon, 30: precipitation, 28 (three inches of sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Free, Bemidji 32 -5 Duluth 34 12 .01 IntT Falls 27 0 Mpls-St. Paul 35 12 St. Cloud 32 1 Chicago 36 33 .09 Denver- 42 23 Des Moines 25 22 .02 Kansas City 43 23 Los Angeles 68 43 Miami 79 63 New Orleans 79 64 .06 New York 47 26 .28 Seattle 44 36 .25 Phoenix 74 34 Washington 42 37 36 Winnipeg 24 0 A. F. L Here Indicates Interest In Labor-Management Group Proposed Winona Setup Explained At Council Session Winona's AJFi. unions indicated last night that they will participate in the proposed labor-management committee, The Winona Trades Labor council, which represents the A.F.L. unions, did not commit itself to the proposal, but there were two developments which Indicated that its members are willing to partici- pate: L Their state' president de- clared his "100 per cent support" of the labor-management idea. 2. The council voted to inquire as to the method of selecting the labor representatives on the committee, which would also have management and public representatives. In announcing his support of the labor-management committee idea, Minnesota Federation of Labor President Robert A. -Olson had a warning, however, for Winona A.FX. unionists. He cautioned them to make cer- tain that they have adequate num- erical representation- on the com- mittee. After that word of caution one delegate arose to say that It was his understanding that Hoy T. Patneaude, president of the- Asso- ciation of Commerce, proposed to "appoint" the four labor representa- from the one from the C.I.O., one from independent unions and one from unorganized labor. Proposal Discussed This aroused the state president to denounce the proposal and one delegate moved that the association be informed that the council would have no part in a committee unless the A.F.L. had right of appointment. With the committee proposal fao- ing defeat, another delegate spoke up. Informing the delegates that he had talked with Mr. Patneaude, the delegate said that he believed the A. of C. president had no in- tention to "appoint" the labor rep- resentatives. He also cast doubt on the reported distribution in the la- bor representatives. On that statement, the council voted to "inquire" as to the method of selection proposed by Mr. Pat- neaude, and asked that he be in- formed that the A-F.L. unions rep- resent 80 per cent of organized labor in the city. (Mr. Patneaude, informed of the (Continued on Page 3, Column 7.) A.F.L. Clues Scarce In Bank Holdup Phoenix, Ariz. Police, working with scanty information, stepped up their search today for two men who robbed the Bank of Douglas and escaped with Every available law enforce- ment officer In the state, includ- ing agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has been mar- shalled for the hunt. They are seeking a man de- scribed as a light-skinned Negro between the ages of 30 and 35, and a Spanish American, about 32. They carried out the robbery ear- ly yesterday. The bandits forced the janitor to let them in the building about 6 La Crosse Names Woman For Man of Year Honor La Crowe, Wls. The winner of the "man of the'year" civic duty award in La Crosse Is a Alf Gundersen. The physician's wife, mother of three children, was presented with a plaqne by the Chamber of Commerce Wednesday night in recognition of outstanding service to the community. Mrs. Gnndersen Is a past re- gional director of the Ctrl Scouts, served four terms M president of the League of Wo- men Voters and currently to re- gional director of the league. Last year she was one of two Wisconsin women chosen to view and study sessions of the United Nations as representa- tives of the League of Women Voters. During the year ehe gave 39 talks in the Coulee region organizations on the workings of the JJ.N. She spear- headed the committee for the La Crosse observance of United Na- tions day last March 18 and Is chairman of the mayor's com- mittee on United Nations. Mrs. Gundersen recently was appointed to the county school board committee. She also Mrs. Alf Gnndersen on the board of directors of the American Association of University Women tut legislative chairman and is a former mem- ber of the Y.W.C.A. board. Dispersal of War Plants to Escape New Bombs Urged By C Yates McDaniel Washington government today handed the nation a grim primer in construction problems of the atomic age. It issued a report entitled "Damage From Atomic Explosion and to of ProtectiVe dealing'In matters-fact language bu'ulungs'whieh "might have to undergo the tre- mendous force of a nearby A-bomb blast. The best advice it could offer builders was to erect import- ant structures as far from strate- gic areas as possible, or put them underground. It called for dispersal of poten- tial war plants, and said the most vital Industries might have to bury themselves deep In caves and mines. The report was prepared by the National Security Resources board, for use by civil defense planners across the nation. It will be distributed by the NSRB to the governors of all the states. First Blast Studied The report's findings are based on studies made largely in HIro- gan Francisco airport after' a Navy Plane Flies Miles Nonstop San Francisco The pilot of a record-breaking Navy bomb- er doesn't expect his new mark to stand very long. The twin-engined plane landed at shlma, the first city ever to feel the terrible effect of an atomic explosion. It Included no reference to more powerful A-bombs, nor did it mention the fearful hy- drogen bomb now being developed. Surveys made in Japan, it said, showed that heavily framed steel and reinforced concrete buildings offered the greatest resistance to atomic blast. Those which offered the weakest showing were shed- type structures with light frames and long, unsupported beams. As for housing, the report well- constructed frame buildings stand up well against blast, but are vul- nerable to fire. It cautioned builders against all- brick walls that support floor a.m. and waited until the vaultlbeams and roofs. Such structures jteller, James Wise, arrived about in Japan, the report said, "were a.m. He was forced at gun and knife point to open the vault. The men took only bills in de- nominations of and They ignored another In bills of larger denom- inations and in silver. engulfed by the oncoming pressure wave and collapsed completely." A bomb with twice the destruc- tive force of the Hiroshima weap- on would Increase this area of vir- 060-mile flight from the carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt. Command- er Thomas Robinson commented: "We clipped the old record of miles, but the next flight win probably break ours." The Neptune bomber made a let assisted takeoff from the carrier off Jacksonville, Fla., at p.m., eastern standard time, Tuesday. It landed here at a. m. p. m. E. S. T.) yesterday an elapsed time of 25 hours, 59 minutes. Driver Killed as Car Climbs Bank West Bend, Wis. Ned De- janovich, 37, of Mayvllle, was kill- ed Tuesday night when his auto- mobile left highway 33 near the Intersection with highway 41 and climbed a 40 foot embankment. tually complete destruction about Officials said Dejanovich appar- 60 per cent, the report said. 'ently fell asleep at the wheel. Russia Has More But Not Better Military Planes Than America By James J. Streblg Washington Ameri- can aviation expert said today Russia is ahead of the United States both in aircraft produc- tion and in the number of mil- itary planes it has in service. However, said John. F. Vic- tory, executive secretary of the National Advisory' Committee for Aeronautics, this country isn't disturbed by that situation because it feels that it has the better planes. "We think we still have su- premacy in the he said, "because of the superior per- formance and military effec- tiveness of our aircraft." Victory said in a prepared speech that neither the Unit- ed States nor Russia has a practical military plane of su- personic speed. U. S. planes can go faster than sound now only when unarmed, he said, adding: "We see ourselves in the po- sition of a runner in a race who knows he is being hard pressed." Victory, first employe of the NACA when it was founded in 1815 as the nation's chief agen- cy for basic air research, ad- dressed the Cosmopolitan club. "The struggle for the surviv- al of civilization is now under the research labora- tories of our he said. "There the outcome of our present campaign to hold Com- munism In check and prevent another world waE is being de- cided." He said the atomic bomb "is solely an offensive no value without a means of delivering it to its target." he added, "air power becomes the key to the prob- lem of preserving our own se- curity as well as preserving world peace." That's one reason, he indi- cated, why Russian progress in developing a supersonic atom-carrying craft "Is a sec- ret on which our intelligence resources are Victory suggested a "new realism" In planning manpow- er mobilization in any future war. He said the United1 States "flirted with scientific sui- cide" in the recent war by put. ting science students in uni- form. "We must begin thinking in terms of Job assignment in- stead of in terms of Job defer- he said. Once-Dismissed Gambling Count Being Pressed Preliminary Exam Set for Feb. 16 In City Hall Lake City, (Special) John E. Lowrie, operator of the Ter- race Night club, has been re-arrest- ed on a gambling charge that was dismissed in a Justice court last November. He was arraigned before Muni- ilpal Judge John W. Lamb here at 4 m. Wednesday on a charge of iettirg a gambling device No- vember 9, 1949, according to Wa- basha County Attorney Arnold W. HatfleW. Lowrie asked for a preliminary examination on the charge, which was set for 10 a. m. February 16 n the city hall here. Bail bond of ;400 was furnished by Rollie Ros- :hen and Harmon Herron, two Lake City businessmen, the county at- torney said. Not 'Doable Last November 26 a charge of letting up AND operating a gamb- ling device, brought against the Terrace operator, was dismissed by justice R. C. Schurhammer in Wa- basha. Mr. Hatfield was asked today if yesterday's arrest does not involve Lowrie In "double Jeopardy." The county replied that it doea not. "Last November he was sub- jected to a preliminary examina- he said. "A preliminary ex- amination is not a trial." The purpose of a preliminary hearing in the justice next week in municipal court Is to determine whether there is suf- ficient evidence to, bind over to dis- trict court. Yesterday's arrest is related to the report made January 14 by the state public examiner's office, in which it was revealed that Lowrie had paid about in "protection pay- ments" to a Zumbro Falls farmer, who told Lowrie he was turning It over to the county attorney. Had Planned New Complaint Mr. Hatfield said today that Im- mediately after the November 28 dismissal he had attempted to Issue a new complaint against Lowrie "be- cause I felt I had the evidence." However, he recalled that the Wa- basha county sheriff would not sign ;he complaint and that the state jureau of criminal apprehension, asked by telephone to send an agent down to sign the complaint, did not do so. Mr. Hatneld said that the reluct- ance of Sheriff John Jacobs to sign hen was related to the fact that Lowrie had told the sheriff that he lad been making "protection pay- ments" to Hatfleld, through the Zumbro Falls farmer, HoUie Cliff. That situation, involving tha herlff's suspicion of any of Hat- field's actions because of Lowrle's tatements, was not cleared up until he public examiner's report re- vealed that Cliff kept the payments himself, Mr. Hatneld said. The restoration of mutual confi- dence between the sheriff and him- self, plus accumulation of new evidence, prompted the new arrest of Lowrie, the county attorney said. Sheriff Jacobs signed the new com- plaint. Last Saturday, Hatfield explained, he received written transcripts of statements taken by the public ex- aminer's office. He declined to re- veal who had made thesj state- ments, but it was assumed that Lowrie certainly was one of them. According to the public examiner's report of January 14. Lowrie did not permit gambling in the Terrace from the time of a raid In November, 1948, until April, 1949. when "he Installed a number of coin-operated amuse- ment devices In the barroom of the Terrace Night club. The machines did not return coins or chips but entitled the lucky player to free plays. He said he decided to pay cash to people winning free plays, which he considered to be gamb- ling Charge Dismissed On last November to testimony presented at the No- vember 26 preliminary State Crime Agent Angus Perkins put about in a flat-top machine at the Terrace and won 20 free games, which were counted up on the machine. Perkins testified that he then showed the count to Lowrie and Lowrie signaled a bartender who gave Perkins Justice Schurhammer dismissed the charge against Lowrie after Wabasha Attorney John Foley had moved, in substance, that a machine is legal as long as it doesn't pay off in coins or slugs redeemable for merchandise. Mr. Foley wasn't present at yes- terday's arraignment, however. He had left a few hours previously for a vacation in the South. Lowrie was represented by Lawrence R. Lunde, Lake City.