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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              COLDER TONIGHT, WARMER FRIDAY FIGHT HEAKI DtSUSB VOLUME TODAY- Johnson Invites Defeat By Joseph and Stewart AIsop Washington Louis A. Johnson has persistently claimed "efficien- cy" as the sole source of his de iense savings, whereas these sav- ings have been mainly achieved by ruthless cuts In America's armed strength. This sort of confidence trick Is bad enough. It is much worse, however, that the secretary of defense should actively and per- sistently seek to create the illusion of national security where there is growing danger. This Johnson has also done, in the most blatant manner. The bombastic climax was reached few days ago when he declared he was giving the country a "de- fense establishment sufficient to deter" any aggressor, and to "lick hell out of" all aggressors that did not "stay deterred." "Joe said Johnson, "wil know if he starts something at 4 a.m. the fighting power of the United States will be on the job at 5 a.m." A FLATLY CONTRARY picture was presented only the day before by Johnson's own Secretary of the Air Force, W. Stuart Symington who courageously warned that the Soviet Union had already acheiv ed greater strength than the Unit- ed States In every military arm In truth, the growth of Soviet mill tary power Is one of the great cer tral facts in the world strategic situation that Johnson so grossly misrepresents. Soviet atomic bomb production to begin at the beginning. Is of flclally estimated at six bombs the first year and 25 bombs per year thereafter. This will give the Kremlin a stockpile of over 50 atomic bombs 'by the end of 1952 Although weak In comparison to ours, the Soviet strategic air force which must deliver these bomb: Is now composed of at least 351 B-29 type planes. Production has reached the respectable figure of 15 new heavy bombers monthly In every other class of air pow- er, the Soviet strength vastly ex- ceeds ours or will shortly do so. The Red air force includes, for ex- ample, no less than flghers, and is obtaining the most modern Jet types at the rate of an- nually. Again, Bed air units for support of ground forces include another 7.500 aircraft, and production oi these types has reached the figure of annually. This contrasts with our own pitiful weakness In this category. Over all, while the American Air Force of planes Is being rendered obsolescent by Russ Peace Mission' Weighed Ten Survivors of the 'ditched' B-36 are shown on arrival at Port Hardy, B. C., late yesterday. Left to right, seated, are Staff Sergeant James R. Ford, Holdenvffle, Ofcla.; Corporal Richard J. Schuler, Miami, Fla.; First Lieutenant Paul E. Gerhart, Lancaster, Pa.; Lieutenant Colonel Daniel V. Mcdonald, Los Angeles, Calif.; Technical Sergeant Martin B. Stephens, Houston, Texas. Standing, left to right, are First Lieutenant Ernest O. Fox, Jr., Pampa, Texas; First Lieutenant Raymond P. Whitneld, San Antonio, Texas; Captain Harold L. Barry, Hillsboro, HI.; Stafl Sergeant Dick Thrasher, Chilton, Texas, and First Lieutenant Roy R. Darrah. Martins Ferry, Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Lewis Feared Readying New Miner Demands By Walker Washington Hints that McChord Air Base, Six crew members of an abandoned Air Force B-36 were reported still missing today along the rugged John L. Lewis is readying stiffer British Columbia coast, money on coal operators came today strike effects spread steadily In basic Industries using coal for fuel. David L. Cole, President Tru- man's personal observer In the court directed coal dispute bar- gaining meetings, declined to tell reporters whether Lewis already aas boosted his demands. Lewis, barred from seeking Jour of his key contract terms, is re- ported determined to get Instead a healthy wage and welfare fund boost, a shorter work week and a senior system for employing min- ers. Besides the union shop and un- 15 DC1UK low replacement rates Imposed by on-contro led weUare und ft Johnson, the Kremlin possesses an air force of aircraft being constantly Improved by high pro- duction of good types. THE POWER OF THE RED up. Lewis now Is restrained by federal court order from insisting, that miners work only when "able and willing" and that they may ARMY is hardly worth pointing out- it should be mentioned, how- ever, that Soviet heavy tank pro- duction has passed 1.500 per year, whereas we do not yet possess a heavy tank. The submarine force that Is the backbone of the Red fleet is variously estimated at 200 to 300; indeed, the Kremlin now has in commission at least 60 and perhaps 150 more submarines than we have destroyers. Fortunately, there are still large gaps in the 'Soviet armament pro- gram. Production of the appalling- ly effective German Murk 21 sub- marine remains very low, and the Soviet air warning net, although being Improved, Is still extremely deficient. For a while yet, our own strength, and particularly our strategic air power and atomic stockpile, will continue to serve as ix fairly reliable deterrent. The real trouble is that our deterrent power is being daily enfeebled by the combined effects of Soviet re- armament nnd American disarma- ment. Johnson's so called "eco- nomies" have in fact already be- (run to impair our military capa- todW billties in absolutely vital strike. ways Our Navy must guard both the Atlantic and Pacific sea lanes. V W II on Missing B-36 Rescued Off Canada Lowrie Waives Hearing on Gaming Charge Terrace Operator Bound Over to May Court Term Lake City, operator of the Terrace Night club, held on a gambling charge, decided today against undergoing a prelim- inary examination and he was bound over to the May term of Wa- basha county district court. When John E. Lowrie was ar- raigned last Wednesday before Municipal Judge John W. Lamb, Lowrie asked for a preliminary hearing, but this date set for the waived the privilege. The charge is "setting up a gam- bling instrument for the purpose of ;ambling" November 9, 1949, at the Terrace cafe, Under the law, Lowrie could have demanded that the state show the court that it has sufficient evidence, although the municipal court can- not try the case. The charge is a gross misdemeanor, carrying a max- mum penalty of six months In Jail or a fine of or both. Last November, after Lowrie had A Coast Guard report last night that all 17 of the men had been picked up or located was without substantiation this morning. Search headquarters here and at Vancouver, B. C., and the coast guard at Ketchikan, Alaska, said a Over 6 Billion Paid in Veterans' Benefits lor Year Washington The Veterans Administration estimated today ___ ________ it funnelled in take long "memorial period veterans' benefits Into the states days." These clauses had been bit-jln the last fiscal year. large scale search, was under way today for the six. Eleven men were rescued dramat- ically by a fish boat yesterday and last night from Ashdown and Prin- cess Royal Islands. They had para- chuted from the burning B-36 dur- ing Monday night after three en- gines caught flre on a flight from Alaska to Texas. Ten survivors were picked up after they had endured miserable cold and wet and hunger for more than 30 Staff'Sergeant'Vltale Trippodi of Brooklyn, N. T., was the survivor In the most serious condition. Hang In Tree His parachute landed him In a tree on a cliff, .where he hung head downward for ten hours be- fore Captain Harold L. Barry, of Hillsboro, HI., pilot of the ill-fat- ed bomber, and First Lieutenant Raymond P. Whitfleld, Jr., of San Antonio, Texas, cut him down from the tree, brought him to a terly opposed by the Industry. May Change Demands he would settle for a daily The largest payment, V.A. said in its annual report to Congress, Previously Lewis has indicated was in the form of compensation or pension payments wage for miners, compared with I or retirement pay. the present rate, and a 35-j Other payments in the year end- cent tonnage royalty for the wel- ing June 30, 1949: fare fund for miners' pensions and other benefits In place of the pres- ent 20-cent royalty. Subsistence allowance to veter- ans in training or school under the G.I. bill, to training Now Lewis may Insist on a pay institutions for tuition, fees and increase to and a 40-cent equipment for GI. bill students royalty, with a seven-hour work unemployment allow- day instead of an eight-hour day, along with assurances that older miners will retain their jobs if there is any firing. The union shop, under which only union members may be hired, and asked now have been declared probably illegal by Federal Judge Richmond B. Keech. The same judge directed an end of the strike ances under the GI. bill, 993; self-employment allowances under the same act, death claims for National Service Life Insurance, sub- sistence payments to World War other contract clauses Lewis bad EC disabled veterans in education or training, medical care, hospitalization and, drugs, and administration of 100 offices and field stations, Yet our fleet in being is probably order the miners have so far Direct benefits paid In cash ignored. death or disability corn- Court ordered bargaining be-i pensation, pensions, subsistence al- tween Lewis' United Mine Workersjlowances, unemployment allow- union and the operators resumed lances, life insurance payments, in spite of the continuing j cash grants for wheelchair homes and the like. Indirect benefits include noncash services such A presidential adviser, John D. Clark, warned of "terrible" demor- nlization In Industry if the what Is euphemistically interruption" two or three more with "serious unemploy- is a member of the presi- As for the se: and Okinawa, there are long lines, of communications needing many! ships to guard them. It is authori-i tatively although privately admit-j ted tint it might be many after the outbreak of war before the needed ships were recommis- sioned and at sea. By that time, of course, the garrisons in Japan and Okinawa would very probably have suffered the fate of the gar- rison at Batumi. Nor is this danger to the sea lanes to be averted by the S78.000.000 belatedly added to the budcct for antisubmarine equipment. The Soviet, submarine force is erowincr. What will count in war is our force al sea of de- stroyers, destroyer escorts and carriers. That force has been and is being reduced. IN THE AIK. the prospects are equally dark. The B-36 represents a sacrifice of speed and other characteristics to inter-continental range. It is increasingly doubtful whether B-36s can penetrate the mature Soviet air defense that will confront us in two or three years. Meanwhile, the majority of our strategic -air groups are to be re- equipped with the excellent B-47 jet-bomber. But because of their range, the B-47s will need forward bases, particularly along the North African coast of the Medi- terranean. I as medical care, and drugs, tuition and equipment, automobiles for amputees, and the four per cent gratuity paid to lenders for credit to the veterans' account on the guaranteed portion of G.L bill loans. level face, spot and on the bedded cliff him down on Political Poll Saturday Survey on Youngdahl, King Popularity The Republican-Herald has just completed an exhaustive rural survey of the entire state of Minnesota to determine political senti- ment as of now. Twenty-one hundred qnrationnaires were sent ont to lawyers, newspaper editors, creamery secretaries and past and present officers of Farm Bureau associations. Is Governor Luther Yotmgdahl more or less popular now than he was in September, 1948? Is Stafford more popular or less popular than lie iras in September, 1948? If Stafford King; and Luther Yonngdahl are Republican candi- dates in the 1950 primary, which one do yon think woulfl, on the basis of present sentiment, obtain the largest number of votes? Who would win in the Democratic-Farmer Labor party primaries, Orviile Freeman or Justice Harry Peterson? Who would win the governorship if the candidates were Luther Younfdahl and Justice Peterson? Who would win the governorship if the candidates were Stafford Klnfr and Justice Peterson? If Congressman August H. Andresen is a candidate for re- election against strong opposition from the opposing party, do you think, on the basis of present sentiment, he would be re-elected? The answers to these and several other questions frill be found in Saturday's Republican-Herald. Watch for the at interesting survey. pine boughs. Trippodi's foot was caught In crevice of the cliff "in his fall. Both his legs were reported gangrenous Major Joseph C. Smith, com- manding officer of night C, Fourth Rescue Squadron, said early today he understood Trippodi had been removed to the Canadian destroy- er Cayuga for treatment, Another Tree Victim .Trippodi wasn't the only crash survivor to have trouble with a tree. Staff-Sergeant Dick Thrasher 29-year-old gunner from Chilton Texas, told Interviewers last nigh that he landed in a big tree and "had to cut my shroud lines with a knife. I was hanging next to the trunk. After I cut the lines I slid (Continued on Page 15, Column 3.; RESCUED Two Return Brief Case Contained In U. S. Orders Abilene, Newark N. J.. men told police here that by mistake they carried off a brief case containing about half a million dol- lars in negotiable government pur- chasing orders. The valuable orders were turned over to state police In Arkansas as soon as the mistake was discovered, said Louis S. Green and his com- panion, Oscar Beim. Green 'and Beim appeared at the Abilene police station last night. They said they had read a news- paper story that F.BX men were still looking for the orders. 'We did Green told Chief of Police Raymond Eakins, "but it was a mistake." Inside the brief case was approxi- mately in purchasing orders and the name: Arthur G. Huey, Minneapolis, Minn., regional engi- neer, UJS. Fish and Wildlife Serv- ice." Congressman Bland Succumbs at 77 Washington Representa- tive Schuyler O. Bland (D.-Va.) died of a cerebral hemorrhage to- day at the Bethesda Naval hospital. He was 77. Bland, who was serving his 17th consecutive term in Congress, had been 111 for some time. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday after- noon- Two Gas Stations Report Break-ins Two more involving filling stations-have been re- four the number of breads re- ported to Wlnona police and the county sheriff's office during the past last night's break-ins was made at a ailing station here, the other was reported to Sheriff George I----------------- Fort by the owner of a fining II jnjman to Call For'Fair Deal' Drive Tonight Truman May Send Envoy, He Explains Atomic Control Talks Possibility, Reporters Told The Wlnona break-in was dis- covered by Winona Patrolmen Herbert Kanthack and Isadore Wie- czorek during a routine patrol of the city early this morning. At 4 a. m. they found that a pane of glass cut out from a win- dow at the west side of the Hun- kins Service Station at the Junc- tion of highways 14 and 61. Window Latch Efforts by prowlers to open the window latch apparently failed, however, and a hole was cut in a window on the south side of the structure and entrance gained through this window. Police found that a desk drawer had been pried open and about in pennies had been removed. Rudy Gile, the operator of a fill- ing station and garage at Dresbach, told Sheriff Fort that he discovered at 7 a, m. today that his station had been broken into sometime last night. Sheriff Fort's investigation re- vealed that entrance to the build- been arrested on a charge of set- ting up and operating a gambling device, he did ask for a preliminary hearing and a Wabasha Justice dis- missed the charge. The state crime bureau agent who testified at that hearing Angus Perkins was present again, today, but because Lowrie waived the pre- liminary examination no evidence was taken. An indication of Lowrie's attitude toward the charge was revealed when his attorney, Lawrence R. Lunde, Lake City, told the court that the defendant was pleading not guilty and waiving preliminary examination. However, the municipal court cannot accept a plea on a gross mis- demeanor charge, Bail bond was continued at It was furnished. County Attorney Arnold W. Hat- fleld represented the state this morning, and Sheriff John Jacobs was present. Lowrie was In court, held In the city hall Henderson to Head Owatonna School St. Paul C. M. Henderson, principal of a similar institution at Chippewa Falls, Wis., will take over February 23 as superintendent of the Owatonna state school. He was appointed late yesterday to succeed the late Mendus R. Vevle. Hender- son, 42, is married and has two children. He is a native of Texas and a graduate of Baylor university. ing a window through which the prowl- er entered and left the structure. Cars Opened been gained by breaking Bv D. Harold Oliver Washington Tru- man hinted today that he still has in mind a possible special mission to Russia at some future time. At a news conference, he also said the American door is always open to international negotiation for con- trol of atomic weapons. He dashed cold water on the idea of a possible "big three" meeting abroad, newly raised by a cam- __ paign speech of Winston Churchill, Tru- ifoj.mer British prime minister, man was reported ready today toj rrhe presjdent repeated what he raise a new call for his whole "Fair Deal" legislative program. The oc- casion is a major address he will deli- tonight at a gala SlOO-a- pla' -fferson-Jackson day dinner. The mammoth as the largest dinner ever held un- der one be staged at the National Guard armory. It has been a sell-out since Monday. More than persons from all over the country and the territories will attend. Each has pledged a contri- bution to party war chest for the privilege of hearing the President and dining on broiled filet mignon. !This means that the Washington I dinner alone will raise around Glove compartments of two jor the j95o campaign. stored In the garage had been opened and ransacked but apparent- ly nothing of value was taken. There were Indications that the prowler had entered the office also, but it is believed that nothing was taken there either. Quantities of auto accessories and soft drinks were not touched. Sheriff Fort said that .footprints______j____ _ of one person were found leading SCribed by National Chairman Wil- from the highway to the window the contribution. In sounding the keynote for the Democrats in this congressional Election year, the President was de- Also -under Investigation by po- lice Is the theft of a chain saw from a garage here. The management of the Allen Tree Service told police that an employe parked a company trailer in a garage at 605 Gilmore avenue last Friday night. While the trailer was in the gar- age a two-man chain eaw valued at was taken from the trailer. lias said he doesn't intend to go outside this country to meet with Premier Stalin or any other state head. On another international matter, the President declared that this Is not the time to press for a world federal union. This is an Idea ad- vocated by Congress members and others. Mr. Truman said there are other things more Important requiring at- tention now. As to International atomic con- trols, he said the United States is still ready to negotiate on any questions that might come up in the world and that Its ambassadors in every capital are available for consultation. Barks at Reporters In his Interview, President Tru- man barked at reporters during a chips-on-shoulders news confer- Other Dinners Other dinners for on down have been and will continue to be held over the next few weeks here and there The cost of the dinners, ence that they were disgruntled, he of Is a small part of didn't like their attitude, and they ____ _______ liam Boyle as prepared to call for of the building through which the speetj ahead on his admmlstra- prowler entered. tion program. He also was reported as irkely to take a few pot shots at the Repub- licans. In a 1950 campaign docu- ment ten days ago, the G.O.P. said ought to cool off. That was all because he bad given an exclusive Interview to Arthur Krock of the New York Times and reporters were trying to amplify some of the points in that Inter- view regarding dealings with Russia. The chief executive said with ob- vious heat that he is his own agent, he will see whom he pleases, say what he pleases, and he isn't going to be censored by anyone. When the President emphasized Bather Electrocuted While in Bathtub Minneapolis Martin J. Olsen, 49, of suburban St. Louis Park, was electrocuted Wednesday night while taking a bath. Firemen theorized he had knocked a sunlamp into the tub while reach- Ing to turn it off. the major issue today is liberty he is ,Rotag to do he pleases, against socialism." Whit House callers yesterday said the President told them he will "lay out the Democratic platform" They also quoted him as saying he will campaign for increased Democratic majorities in Congress this year on as an aggressive scale as he did in 1948 when he made and traveled Tie Vote Stymies Action on FEPC House rules committee refused today by a six to six tie vote to clear an antljob discrimination (FEPC) bill for House 371 speeches miles. Campaign Tour After the primaries, they said, he expects to enter Ohio, Pennsylva- nia and other key states. Boyle told newsmen after a White House call late yesterday that he is anxious for the President at least to visit somebody asked whether "you In- tentionally omitted 'damn.' Yes, the President said, but you can put it in if you like. Mr. Truman said that he himself Is not disgruntled In the slightest. "Why should you a woman columnist, Doris Fleeson, asked. She added "We think our business is quite Important." Sometimes I'm not so sure, Mr. Truman came back. After the atmosphere had cleared a bit, the President said In response to questions He doesn't think the time has arrived to send Chief Justice Vin- son to Russia but the door always is open for discussion of atomic lOr UlC ttU JCBXM> vuiu JO AWA W.. states deemed by the Democrats to controls. This doesn't need any be close. The dinner hall has been lavish- ly decorated. The more than 500 dramatizing. There will hav.e to be a wait to see whether California Oilman tables have been covered .with red, I George Luckey drew the right con- white and blue table cloths, creat- elusion that Mr. Truman will run ing an overall design of bars of colors across the entire armory fioor. I A corps of 500 waiters and 75 [Senator McCarthy captains will be on hand as the tons there wasn t of food are delivered from two downtown hotels. The food will be jkept warm in charcoal-heated ovens Four Democrats and two Republicans voted to keep the bill In a'as it makes the four-mile trip to the drill hall in trucks. The President will speak from to 10 p. m., C.S.T., and the speech Chairman Sabath told news men wm be broadcast over four networks, proponents of the bill will try to other speakers will be Vice-Presi- pass it next Wednesday under pro-'dent Barkley, Speaker Rayburn, cedure sharply limiting debate. He I Boyle, and Mrs. Georgia Neesej seemed pessimistic, however, aboutjciark, U.S. treasurer. the chances. Mrs. Truman and Mrs. Barkley Some backers of FEPC had hoped will be at the head table. Charles committee pigeonhole where it has been since last summer. An equal number of Democrats and Republi- cans voted to give the House a chance to settle the issue. Voting to approve the measure were Representatives Herter (R.- Brown Delaney Madden Mc- Sweeney (D.-Ohio) and Sabath (D.- Voting against the bill were Rep- resentatives Allen Wads- worth Cox Howard Smith Conner (D.- Mlss.) and Lyle Allen might change his vote allow- ing the bill to go to the floor. Allen said in advance, however, that he Luckman, former president of Lever Brothers, and Mrs. O. Max Gard- ner, widow of the late governor of in the senator's charge that 57 Com- munists worked for the department. This isn't the proper time to press for things like a political union of Atlantic pact nations. There are other things more Important. He isn't considering firing Robert N. Denham as general counsel of the National Labor Relations board, regardless of urging from the C.I.O. executive board. chief executive will take the of his attorney general on the subject of whether there should be a federal law against big time gambling. had no such intentions and he vot- North Carolina, are co-chairmen of i ed against the bill. the dinner. Eight Died In the burning wreckage of ibis Air Force B-28 which crashed on an at- tempted take-off near Great Falls, Mont. Military search the still smoldering wreckage after seven badly injured crewmen had been removed. The plane, one of many searching for a lost B-36. had landed be- cause of weather and wu oft for home at Spokane, WashL, when it crashed. Of Explosives Blows Up Manhattan, Mont. One car loaded with explosives blew up and several others burned near here Tuesday night after 34 cars of a Northern Pacific freight train were derailed. Railroad, spokesmen said they believed a broken wheel caused the derailment. No Injuries were reported. Traffic Is being detoured over a nearby line until wreckage can be cleared, probably by tomorrow, railroad officials said. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and to- night and Friday. A little colder tonight; lowest 12 In the city, eight in the country. Warmer Friday; Highest in the afternoon 35. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Maximum, 25; minimum, 9; noon, W; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at zun rises tomorrow at orr page 15.   

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