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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              SNOW TONIGHT OR TUESDAY; WARMER FKHTIKUff DISEASE VOLUME 50, NO. 9 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY- G.O.P. Can Profit By British Vote By Joseph Alsop London The remarkable achieve- ment of the British Conservative party is what stands out in the election here. Only five years ago Britain entered a period of social change of unprecedented depth and extension. There were many Con- servatives who then feared, anc there were many Laborites who then hoped, that the old political! pattern would be shattered forever. Instead, the old pattern has re- asserted itself in a way that has surprised both parties. The Con- servatives have already scored an extraordinary comeback. The Labor government's Parliamentary major- ity is so narrow that most observ- ers expect another general election within 12 months. In .that election, If it Is held, it is quite possible that the final disappearance of the liberals will give outright victory to the Conservatives. In a practical sense, this is the outcome that all 'he most long- headed Tory leaden; always desired. Devaluation of the sterling has been so successful that the Exchequer is positively embarrassed by the in- crease in its hard assets reserves. Yet the final British financial crisis Is probably yet to come. The wiser Tories naturally prefer the chickens to come home to roost at the end of Labor's administration' rather than at the beginning of, their own. "IN "AMERICAN EYES, mean- while, the big question posed by the British election is how the Con- servatives did it. After all, our own period of social change began near-: ly 18 years ago. All the innovations of the New Deal and the war and the Pair Deal have been far less radical and far-reach: ng than those that have been made here. Yet the Republicans are still wandering in the political wilderness, with rather darker prospects, if anything, than In the New Deal's middle course. The answer clearly lies in an en- tirely different attitude toward the po-itical process, which Is the real mark of the British Tory party. In brief, every Tory chieftain from Lord Salisbury to R. A. Butler, from Anthony Eden to Oliver Lyttelton. Is more or less committed to tHe principle of "me too." In the whole Tory shadow cabi- net, only Winston Churchill has ever objected to following this poli- tical rule. With the exception of Lord Salisbury and one or two oth- ers, the Tory leaders, however senior and however eminent, tend to cower Churchill roars. Yet when- ever Churchill has shown the slightest tendency to return to his tactics of the 1945 election, he has been repressed by the united op- position of his colleagues. THE PLATFORM the Conserva- tives ran on can be simply sum- marized. It was: "We believe everything Labor has done except nationalization. We can do it bet- ter. And although we are not going to nationalize any new industries, Contempt Denied by U.M.W. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Nnf fmilfv Dlpa Boland Pickets Found Guilty Of Disturbance Golvin Street, Union Leader, Fails to Appear Nurse Describes Condition Of Dr. Sander's Patient Manchester, N. nurse testified today she saw Dr. Her- Imann N. Sander apply an empty syringe to a dying cancer patient he is accused of murdering by giv- ing her air injections. Nurse Elizabeth Rose said the doctor then turned and told her "air in the veins would act like an jembolus." I (An embolus is defined as an i abnormal particle circulating in the Miss Rose said, however, that Mrs. Borroto was gasping. 'According to the nurse, Dr. San- der asked her to get him a ten or 20 cubic centimeter sterile that she got a ten CC syringe at a medicine closet, also some gauze which she soaked with alcohol to] make it an "alcohol sponge." j Nurse Rose read from her "bed-j side notes" that on November a week before the woman's death Not Guilty Plea Entered, Jury Trial Waived Miners Remain Idle as Case Enters Court as a bubble of air or hgr patient was weak" and la clot of blood.) Italked with difficulty. That Elusive Wild leopard crawled under the fence st left above in' the Oklahoma City zoo. Examining the hairs caught on the wire are Guards M. D. Douglass and W. T. Cooke, who saw the jungle-bred beast as it sneaked back into its zoo home where its mate, shown at right above, is still in captivity. The leopard left again after his visit. He sprang from the 18-foot pit Saturday and has eluded hundreds of hunters since P. Wlrephoto to The Hepubllcan-Herald.) Leopard Still Loose After Nisht Visit to Oklahoma City Zoo Oklahoma City A new and more desperate search was pressed today for the wild leopard that re-entered its zoo home last night and eluded a dramatic stalk by 30 hunters. Giant floodlights illuminated the fenced-in area as the tense armed band of 30 patrolled the heavily wooded 20 acres in cars for two hours. Harry Lauder Succumbs at 79 Widely Known Throughout U. S. Strathaven, Scotland Sir Harry Lauder, the beloved Scottish comedian, has gone roamin' in the gloamin' for the last time. He died last night at the age of 79 after But the cagy cat, just a few weeks out of an India Jungle, once more outmaneuvered his would-be killers. Now four "cat" dogs "who cut their teeth on West Texas and New Mexico mountain lions and bears" have set their noses to the trail of the savage beast that attendants say may "kill something any time." we are not going to denationalize either." This early as two years after the 1945 Dilweg Enters Senate Race Milwaukee A four-way race for the Democratic senatorial nomination seemed In the cards to- day. Three candidates already are in the field and a Congressman La Vern (Lawie) Dilweg of Green Indicat- wer a charge of disturbing peace. ed he'll throw hat In, too. He promised to state his position In a statement today. The trio already in the running! Miss Rose said that as the needle pierced Mrs. Abbie Borroto's arm she heard a "louder gasp." The nurse previously had testified that three persons had tried vainly to find the patient's pulse beat a few minutes before Dr. Sander ar- rived at her bedside. The notes showed that Mrs. Bor- roto made "no complaint of pain in abdomen." She testified Mrs. BorrolO's res- piration was "very shallow" and that she was sleeping shortly after the nurse's arrival at 7 Fund Cut Challenges Federal Rent Control By Gordon Holte The attorney for two pickets at the Boland Manufacturing plant indicated this morning that he will appeal to district court, a municipal court verdict finding the two un- ionists guilty on charges of disturb- ing the peace. St. Paul Attorney Horace Hanson revealed his plans for the appeal after Mrs. Sophia Merchlewitz, 39, Fountain City, WIs., and Miss Mar- cella Malmas, 32, St. Louis, Mo., had been found guilty of disturbing the peace here February 9 by sing- ing and shouting on a public side- walk. The verdict was delivered by Judge E D, Libera after a 90-minute trial this of two mu- an unexpected and powerful challenge to its hopes for keeping nicipal court actions today In which (rent controls, pickets at the Boland plant bad A proposal been named as principals. Miss Malmas and Miss Mary Tem- mlng, 43 also of St. Louis, were being tried this afternoon on a charge of third degree assault and battery, involving an alleged assault on a 17-year-old employe as she was entering the plant at Third and Johnson streets February 21. Street Not Present Meanwhile, no indications have been made as to what be taken against Golvin Street, St. Louis, who failed to ap- pear in court this morning to ans- By John Chadwick Washington The administration was confronted today with Street, the picket leader at the Boland plant, was arrested Febru- ary 9 with Mrs. Merchlewitz and Miss Malmas and was to have faced trial this morning on the charge. includes Attorney General Thomas Previously, Street had been found on a charge of a He hasn't eaten since Saturday, m Stulty on a charge of obstructing a Zoo Director Julian Frazier warns, m public sidewalk stemming from his and hishunger will make him evenjBlack River Falls, secretary to Re-iplcketlng. activities. more dangerous. publican Representative Merlin] Hanson, who represented Street -'Besides that his nature and Dalien W. Hoan, formerjdurlng last month's district court him to kill just for he soclailst mayor of Milwaukee. Sir Harry, whose twinkling eyes and broad baritone made him known in both the United States added. The first attempt of the dogs failed today. A brace was taken to the fence. They were walked up and down the fence a couple times without success. Winner of the primary race will contest with the Republican nom- inee for the United States Senate seat held now by Alexander Wiley, Chippewa Falls Republican and Wisconsin's senior member of the upper house. Wiley's term expires and Europe for half a century, today are the hairs caught under suffered from arterio-thrombosis the rough edge of the fence where UanArterial blood clot) complicat- he was reported seen by two guards, _ 1. The only tangible clue to the tnis year_ At moment he has animal's presence in the zoo early jno announcea opposition for the s d bv wdney aiiments. He waslM. D. Douglass ai ep'ar d'by near death last August, but ralliedjjust before 1 a. m. ve J j by A, Butler." Since then, the obvious mistakes to which governments in power always become committed as for example certain and obviously and for weeks appeared improved. The man who wrote "Roamin'j in the Gloamin' and turned It G.O.P. nod. Hoan and Fairchild entered the race earlier, but Sanderson's an- He waslM. D. pouglass and W. T. Cooke, i nouncement came only Saturday jfrom St. Paul, Minn. Dilweg, a Frazier i former Marquette university and Green Bay Packer football star. J greatly' Examining the hairs, i nodded in affirmation: almost into a folksong in popular- egan an mprac ts of the Sth prhave ity, drove himself with public been energetically attacked. But the pearances untU last year Then basic Ton- emphasis has always the repeated advice of doctors he been upon preserving the gains reluctantly announced his re ir- made under the Labor regime. ment at Lauder Ha', his spacious home in Lanarkshire. "I suppose a man can't go on I'd be perfectly From what has happened here, Indeed, a kind of classical strategy for Conservatives quite clearly though emerges, cause of great periods j willing to." he remarked. of social change is always rislngl discontent with their share of the! national product among groups of the population. The of the ensuing changes is always Widely Known in V. S. Sir Harry was widely known in United States where he no doubt about it, these are leopard hairs, and our cat sneaked in here today." Spotted Three Times But as to the whereabouts of the 200 pounds of jungle fury, Frazier couldn't say. It escaped unseen from this same enclosure Saturday after springing 18 feet from its pit in the zoo. Afternoon visitors scattered in panic before the calm animal's ad- vance, but he slinked Into the heavy Since then he has led had been mentioned earlier, too, chiefly In announcements from Ms Greea Bay law partner. Sanderson, a 47-year-old farmer, is secretary of the Farmer's Union Central exchange, in addition to his secretarial duties with Repre- sentative Hull. He's held the latter job since 1934 when Hull was elect- ed to Congress on the Progres- sive ticket. Recently Sanderson was endorsed for the Senate nom- ination by a Farmers Union meet- ing at Eau Claire. In his statement he said he was morning that he was not represent- ing Street in this case but that he had understood that Street had left the city some time ago. When Street was formally ar- prepare mittee. The appropriation measure, tag- ged as urgent because It contains authority for a stepped-up atomic program, is due for early action by the Senate. If the rent control rider is ac- cepted, it would seem to end any chance for another year's renewal of the program as urged by Presi- dent Truman. Some Areas Need In asking Congress last month to continue rent controls for a year beyond June 30, Mr. Truman said they still are needed in many areas to prevent severe hardships and a cut in consumer buying power. About housing units in 353 areas throughout the country still are under rent control. The program is administered by the housing expediter's office. It asked the Senate appropriations committee for to carry on its work for the rest of the present fiscal year ending June 30. Instead, the committee Saturday chopped off the request and directed raigned in municipal court February 600 000 be that the to remaining up the aKency.s 9 on the most recent charge, he pleaded not guilty and was released j on his own recognizance to await' trial. Patrolmen Called City Prosecutor William Llnd- quist, representing the state in both matters this morning, called Pa- trolmen Edward L. Hlttner and William Multhaup to ths witness stand this morning to describe the incident which led to the arrest'of Miss Matoas and Mrs. Merchlewlta February 9. Hlttner explained that he and Multhaup had been cruising the________. business district in a squad car OB erate rent controls until June 30 the morning of February 9 when j with the appropriation cut. two dozen tours from coastjnundreds of hunters through two entering the race at the Insistence i-aysito coast. jdays of weary tramping the farm and labor groups as well His last trip to America was to correct the distribution of avail-i able cakes and ale. so that the ma-! made in 1937, but he stoutly denied !east_ jority will be satisfied. I until early last wasj He _ 15 miles to the north and He was spotted three times, but jOrity Jit! Wttft 5UUI.LCL1 tiJICG t-iiilvo, wuu ONCE THE MAJORITY has been thinking of retiring from from a distance. and imme- satisfied however, the way is open, stage. for the Conservative party thei Although Sir Harry had sung his party opposing chance to come swan song on the commercial to power ngnin. But this is only possible when the Conservative the stage more than a decade ago, he had not ceased being a showman. diately disappeared again. Now after a strategy meeting an entirely new and gigantic hunt is on, Including the "cat" dogs volun- teered by Crockett Morrison, owner as "former Progressives who are foreclosed from liberal political ex- pression in the Republican party by virtue of its new policy requir- ing endorsement of candidates be- fore the primary' elections." He said he would seek the support of "any and all Wisconsin citizens in- terested in participating in the re- they received instructions to visit, the Boland plant at about a. m. Hittner stated that when the po- lice arrived at the Boland Com- pany, there were about five or there was an understanding women pickets and Street near the entrance to the building and that all were singing. "We told Street that we had received complaints from the Wil- liams hotel (across the street) that the noise was disturbing guests at the hotel. "Street told us to enforce the law and he'd take care of his Hittner testified. The patrolmen explained that Miss Malmas was carrying a long great state.1 franklv and convincingly Still hale and hearty he skirled accept the chwws nlrearty made his pipes and waved his knobby of the Cross 1 ranch near Otherwise those population groupsj stick for soldier audiences in Bri-ITexas. I that have benefited from the 'tain all during World War U, the! Today's search is being conducted chances will continue to vote as he had done a a "scientific officials say.! ft the Left, in order to protect thelrlbefore for troops at home and for Not more than 75 armed men, work- f f {Jl HJ gains from n party they regard as 'charity. jing under a central command, are committed to putting the clocK} jcomblng the underbrush just north- back. j Sir Harrv has made several ap- east of here. leresiea m I _ birth of constructive liberalism in! (Continued on Page 3, Column 6) STREET end by June 30 was hooked to a money bill In a surprise weekend move 3y the Senate appropriations com-------------------------------------------- Carlessly Tossed Cigarette Blows Up Ammunition Depot Manila A carelessly tossed cigarette was blamed to- day for the explosion of an am- munition depot at Batangas Saturday night which killed II persons and injured 100. The explosion occurred at the Batangas headquarters of the Philippines constabulary. Con- stabulary spokesmen said ap- parently a. cigarette tossed in a trash pile started the fire. The explosion was believed to have been caused by a large aerial bomb buried underground. Some 100 houses near the ammunition dump were demol- ished. Board on Slide Driven Through Youth's Thigh two-by-four board alongside a steep toboggan slide drove through a Detroit youth's thigh like a huge sword as he scoot- ed down the slide late Saturday night. The victim, Robert Poltcr, 22, was reported in serious condition at St Joseph hospital, Mt, Clemens, Mich. A police order closed the slide at Green Glen park at nearby mica. The park has been the scene of two fatal accidents in the past two years. The board that caused Polter's injury was one laid on the ground to hold the water when tbe slide was frozen. One end had loosened and swung over the track. State police, working by flashlight in near-zero temperatures, sawed off six feet of the board to get Polter into an ambulance. The re- maining two-foot section was re- moved by surgeons in an emergency operation. affairs and pay off the! leave of its employes Fight Indicated This move to kill off the expedi- ter's office promised to touch off a sharp scrap. The "hallelujah" with which Senator Tobey (R.-N.H. greeted it expressed the reaction of some senators, but others quickly protested. Senator Sparkman chairman of a banking subcommit- tee which handles rent control leg- islation, said he didn't think the housing expediter's voff Ice could op- Even if rent control is to die on June 30, he said, "We should give the agency enough money to en- force the law until that date." He when the agency's appropriation was before the Senate last year that this would be done. Sparkman said his subcommittee plans to hold hearings in, April on administration proposals for con- tinuing rent controls another year Whether or not they are needed can be determined then, he said. Senator Douglas while he did not commit himself to a continuation of federal controls, said a sudden lifting of ceilings would result in terrific rent in- creases in Chicago. In short, facing irreversible POli-jpcarances 'in Winona, the last be- tical facts, nnd being ready to saving ln the summer of 1926 when "me too" when necessary, is the he" appeared at what is now the essence Of successful conservatism. winona theater. After watching this election, thei observer inevitably minks about the) howls of nostalein for Warren G.I Harding from the dominant Repub- lican reactionaries in Congress, or ibout Governor Thomns E. Dewey's farm speeches in 194S, which left every farmer wondering whether the "whole farm benefit procram was to be cast into the discard. No doubt these same Republicans are now jubilating over a "trend to the No doubt also, in the very next breath, they will be denounc- ing the very political tactics that have crovoked this trend in Britain. Driver Bound Over In Faribault Crash Farlbault, Minn. As an) outgrowth of 'a fatal accident, Ed- gar GudKnecht of Faribault was over to district court Sat- urday on a charge of second de- gree manslaughter, Donald Karow, ten, Faribault. was fatally injured j when his bicycle and Gudknechfs car collided. Sir Harry Lander The 20th infantry battalion Mar- ine reserves are again in the nu- cleus of the hunt with Lieutenant Jack Reynolds in command. A mobile Red Cross canteen is supplying the men with coffee and sandwiches. In yesterday's vain search many men went without food the entire day. Farm Families Warned A helicopter from Fort Sill may jbe brought into use. Paul state commissioner of public safety, will jconfer with Frazier on that and (other plans to capitalize on every I possibility. I Farm families in the area have ibeen warned to stay at home and ikeep their cattle penned up. Women and children should be accompanied by an armed escort if they must leave home, police warned. So far the cat has confined his movements I largely to the area just northeast of here. j The leopard, captured in India less than 60 days ago, is described particularly vicious. From Thou- Isand Oaks, Calif, where the-animal j was quartered for four days after its arrival in this country, came a warning of a dangerous battle if it is captured. H-BOMB DUST COULD KILL ALL By Alton L. Blakeslee, Associated Press Science Keporteri New York The hydro- gen bomb could be rigged to create a dust cloud of death killing all humans in the world, Dr. Leo Szilard, one of the nation's top atomic scient- ists, said yesterday. It could be turned into a world suicide bomb, murder- ing brother, friend and ally, enemy and all alike. There would be no escape for any- one, Szilard, biophyslcist of the University of Chicago, was in agreement with three other au- thorities about this possibility. They agreed: The cloud would be radioac- tive dust. It would be carried everywhere by the winds. It poison the air you breathe. It would settle to earth, contaminating every plant and everything that hu- mans use in living. The radioactivity would kill slowly but surely over a peri- od of time. This dust of death would come from harmless chemical elements put around the H- bomb. The bomb make these chemicals radioactive, and scatter them into the air for the winds to bear. By choosing various ele- ments, you could make a dust that would be active in killing power for a few days, a few weeks or months, or for hun- dreds to thousands of years, Dr. Szilard declared. To make a world suicide dust, active for five years, it take 500 tons of heavy hydrogen, the stuff that the bombs would be made of, he said. This amount would pro- duce 50 tons of nutrons. Neu- trons are atomic particles that can turn carbon, cobalt, or most anything else into radio- active atoms. Szilard spoke on a Univer- sity of Chicago round table dis- cussion. With him, and agree- ing with him, were Dr. Hans Bethe, physicist of Cornell un- iversity; Dr. Harrison Brown, chemist of the University of Chicago, and Dr. Frederick Seitz, physicist of the University of Illinois. At Lubbock, Texas, a Texas Tech physicist said in an inter- view that several hydrogen bombs, exploded simultaneous- ly high in the air, might change the earth's orbit around the sun or speed up its rotation. The statement was made Saturday by Professor Paul Elliott, who did wartime atom bomb work. "Seasons might be he said. "For instance, winter made longer and summer shorter and we might have 370 days in the year Instead of 365." Elliott's theory was based on the fact that toe earth re- ceives its energy from the sun at the rate of about 'our pounds of hydrogen exploding every second. He said a hydrogen boma explosion conceivably could strong enough to change the movement of the earth. The president of the Ameri- can Association for tbe Ad- vancement of Science, Profes- sor Kirtley F. Mather, of Har- vard, said in Boston yesterday that the hydrogen bomb "exists only in theory." Mather, a geologist, hit at "the ready assumptions made by the very vocal individuals in and out of Congress that ap- propriation of and men will produce in a few weeks a bomb many times the intensity of the old- fashioned A-bomb." Addressing a church audi- ence, he said: "'As yet, nobody knows the theory will work to control the H-bombs energies in a unit, and it is not Imown if the the- ory can result in setting up the necessary chain reaction. "Yet, I expect some day, somehow, both hurdles will be topped and something of the nature of an H-bomb will be achieved." Washington John L. Lew- is' United Mine Workers today pleaded innocent to contempt charges resulting from the failure of miners to return to work under court order. The union waived its right to argue its case before a jury, and decided to let Judgre Richmond B. Keech rule on the evidence tg well as the law. The big question is whether the union is responsible for the refusal of the coal miners to go back to work. Keech issued an order February 11 for a return to work, but the miners have Ignored it. The big question is whether union is responsible for the refusal of the coal miners to go back to work. Eeech issued an order February II for a return to work, but the miners have ignored it. Individual Action Claimed The union's attorneys have con- tended that the miners are acting the union itself has nothing to do with the present strike. Once the union's plea was for- mally entered, the government be- gan attempting to show that union is responsible for keeping the mines idle to the point of national coal famine. The government had done little more than enter documents in case when it asked for recess. Negotiations Recessed Washington Soft contract negotiation! today recessed indefinitely bnt the government kept both subject to call for further talk! on one hour's notice. Presidential Fact-Finder Da- vid L. Cole nld both ilden felt "It would be good idea to fo back and consult with their associates." Asked whether the develop- ment could be construed ai encouraging, since It indicated that something on the Uble for consultation, Cole replied: "I don't know whether yon can call it progreH or not." Arked whether the recew Is a he replied: "Oh, no, no." Federal Mediation Director Cyrus S. Ching, who Mt In hii morning's one-hour seiwlon, said he would report to the White House on derelopmenti. Government attorneys explained that they wanted to call as wit- nesses some of the men they en- gaged in renewed contract negoti- ations. A session of talks between, the operators and union representa- tives had begun at 10 a.m. Jury Trial Waived Welly K. Hopkins, general coun- sel for Lewis' union, said he was waiving a jury for "rea- sons which need not be entered In the record in detail." The case came to trial after weekend of frantic but futile ef- forts to get a settlement of the coal contract dispute that might have let the government drop the charges. Federal negotiators forced Sunday session. They kept it run- ning into the early hours of this morning. But the union and tbe operators could not get together. In the coal fields, meantime, the miners doggedly stuck to their refusal to work without new contract despite the court's or- ders and the snow-balling hardship over tbe country from lack of coal. The possibility of a multimillion dollar fine against the union had prompted the Sunday negotiations. With the coal shortage already crippling much of the nation, some officials in on the talks feared that a heavy court penalty against tbe union might, serve merely to stiff- en the miners' throwing a new obstacle In the path of the negotiators. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and with occasional light snow late tonight or Tuesday. Warmer tonight. Low- est tonight IB; high Tuesday 39. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 34 hours at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 14; minimum', noon, 10; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 34 hours ending 12 m. today: Maximum, 25; minimum. 10; noon, 30; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at (Additional Page   

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