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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Cool Tonight; Cloudy, Warmer Tuesday Read 'Men Around Truman' on Page 4 Today VOLUME 50, NO. 63 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 1, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Riots in Berlin Block William A, Galewskl A. Frank Leathers Frank J. Allen, Jr. E. J. Sievers TODAY- Indo-China Aid Plan Bumbled By Stewart Alsop Washington. In many quarters j In this administration. It Is fash- ionable to blame Congress for the failures of American foreign policy. Certainly Congress Is far from blameless. But the fate of the Grif- fin plan, for meeting the Com- munist threat lu Indo-China, neatly Illustrates how much bumbling can go on with no help from Congress at all. Months after It became obvious __, _ __ __.. to the meanest intelligence that renoe seaway and power project key to all to nati0nal defense and east In Immediate continued industrial develop- the Unlted States. Norman W. Foy, general mana- ger of sales for Republic, testified Four Named to Represent Management on Committee Appointment of the four management representatives on the labor- management-citizens committee was announced today by Roy T. Pat- neaude. St. Lawrence Seaway Asked By Steel Chief Washington An executive of the Republic Steel Corporation told Congress today the St. Law- Soviet empire, an economic mission under the leadership of the able Robert A. Griffin was sent to the country to see what could be done. In Indo-China, Griffin and his team of experts drew up a plan and cabled Its rough to Wash- ington. The heart of this plan was speed. Already precious months and years had been lost. If something was not done very soon, what resist- ance remained to the great wave of Soviet power sweeping through Asia would be dissipated. Some the seaway can and should be con- structed on a self-liquidating bas- is. We favor a fair toll charge on each ton of cargo that moves through its waters. "If such a policy is adopted by Congress and construction is then expedited the seaway will even- tually become a national financial _i__ im. iiinic in .rrogrehs Griffin plan called for the Im- mediate dispatch to Indo-China of planes bearing qualified medical experts and latest medical supplies. Medical stations were then to be established wherever possible in Indo-China, to treat diseases left untreated for years. THE SECOND PHASE, to fol low as soon as possible on the first, was to be an extensive pro- gram of land Improvement and reclamation, involving agricultural experts and all sorts' of agricul- tural equipment, from tractors to DDT. The third phase was to be electronic equip- ment, small craft, and so on, for the French troops, and especially for the newly formed army of the anti-Communist emperor, Bao Dal. No vast expenditures are antici- pated in this get the pro- gram undtr way, only and for the first year, than or are required. Moreover, there is no question of going begging to Con- administration now has available appropriated The appointments: WILLIAM A. GALEWSKI, president-treasurer of the Wi- nona Heating Ventilating Company and member of the labor relations committee of the Winona Contracting Con-. struction Employers association. FRANK J. ALLEN, JR., as- sistant to the auditor at the Bay State Milling Company and active in labor negotiations there. A. FRANK LEATHERS, man- ager of the Swift Company plant. E. J. SIEVERS, vice-presi- dent and comptroller of the J. R. Watkins Company. Mr. Pataeaude said that the next step in the formation of the labor- 6C1 v. citizens committee before the House public worksjwill be the appointment of _four f VlT Truman Plans 8 Major Speeches On U. S. Tour By Ernest B. Vaccaro Tru- man is depending on eight prepar- ed speeches and any number of homey "trackside chats" this month to strengthen his "Fair Deal." To meet this expected barrage, the Republicans laid plans for call- ing up their own big guns when- ever Mr. Truman speaks out. He starts for the west next Sun- day on a stumping tour carrying him into 16 states. Such Republicans as Senator Taft of Ohio, Representative Martin of Massachusetts, Senator Wherry of Nebraska and National Chairman Guy Gabrielson are expected to be end of the 97-day-old strike of Nation-Wide Tie-up Averted In Phone Strike Chrysler Settlement Believed in Making, Negotiations Continue Chrysler's gen- eral manager said today only technical wording; of a new contract is holding up settle- ment of the 97-day Chrysler strike, bnt the United Auto Workers disputed this. "There are still unresolved is- the union said in a state- ment. Weary negotiators doggedly stuck to contract drafting as their record breaking nonstop bargaining session passed the 45-hour mark. They started the current continuous peace ses- sion at 1 p. m. (C.S.T.) Satur- day. By The Associated Press The immediately threatened na- tion-wide tieup of telephone service was averted early today by agree- ment of the striking maintenance and installation men to resume ne- gotiations. The action ended at least tem- porarily the week-long strike of 000 members of Division six of the C.I.O. Communications Workers of America only four hours before they were scheduled to set up picket lines at telephone exchanges in 43 states. It was the picket line rather than the strike itself that was expected to hobble service. It was believed that most of the other union telephone workers would refuse to cross picket lines to their jobs. Chrysler Progress There were indications that the Itis consdering a bffl to authorize the project. labor representatives: Three ready to reply on any issues Mr, Truman raises along the route. be in it every said Sen- Morris Bergsrud, president of Brewster of Maine, chairman 'It Is our he said, "that Winona trades and Labor council of the G.o.p. senatorial campaign and one by the C.I.O. lo- 50mmittee. cals. The presidential tour Is the first 000 United Auto Workers against Chrysler Corporation was ia the making at Detroit. And in New York, service employes call- ed off their four-day strike at 000 buildings. More than apartment house dwellers bad'been deprived of elevator service, tele- When all eight have been ap-lof a series of cross-country switchboard, heat, hot wa- Mr. Truman will make before thelter, garbage disposal and other voting in November. It will be built I services by the strike, around the eight prepared speeches! In calling off their strike against a Monday, Bell Telephone System's manu- "It would become a new link in the nation's industrial progress and, equally important, a bulwark of national security In the event of war." He said the seaway would make available to steel producing cen- ters in the Great Lakes area the newly discovered Labrador iron ore. Earlier witnesses had said the Labrador ores, without the sea- way, cannot be economically ship- ped to the Midwest. Foy said eventual depletion of] iron ores from the Lake Superior region upon which the Ameri-j can industrial economy has de-l pended largely for more than 50 years imperils the present geo- graphical distribution of steel pro- pointed they will meet to elect four citizens, Both the A.F.L. and the C.I.O, have indicated their intention to name representatives to the com- mittee. Operation and accomplish- ments of a similar committee in Stamford-Greenwich, Conn. were discussed at a dinner meeting last week which was attended by some 300 persons. Six Air Force Men Killed in Illinois Crash Lebanon, Six Air Force 8, at Lincoln, Neb. However, he will make dozens of other talks from the rear platform of his bulletproof private car. These chatty, neighborly appeals to the voters featured his mile campaign for the presidency in 1948. The President's itinerary, made public last night, made no attempt to list the towns at which he plans to make platform appear- ances. However, one of his top aides told reporters that "You may be sure that the President will be prepared to step out and talk at almost any itown where his train stops." I In addition to the Lincoln speech, I the President plans prepared talks at Casper, Wyo., May 9; Pendleton, Ore., May 10; Grand Coulee dam, Wash., May 11; Butte, Mont., May stantial" ore supplies outside the United States will prolong the life of the Lake Superior ores. Adjustment Difficult lot of The dead were listed by the air as Colonel Richmond A. the pilot, Pawtucket, Major Donald H. Bruner, Gables, Fla.; Second Lieu- 12; Fargo, N. D., May 13; Madison, day. Benjamin Gitlow, with pistol, "general secretary of the Com- munist prepares to execute Police Chief Carl Gowess at Mosinee, Wis., this morning after Gowess refused to follow orders from "Reds." American Legion members, acting as stand by at the Mosinee city hall. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) Police, Allied Troops Avert Serious Clashes West Berliners Cheer Criticism Of Russ Tactics By Thomas A. Reedy Berlin Hundreds of thou- sands of Berliners jeered each oth- er across sector barriers in this tense divided city today during ri- val East-West May day celebra- tions. There were sporadic flare- ups but police of both sides kept them from turning into riots. Some West German police, backed up by specially alert- ed Western Allied troops, .kept af- fairs in the west sector in hand while an estimated Ger- mans cheered speakers lambast- ing Russia and Communism. A few blocks away thousands of East Berliners converged on the Lustgarten for the Communist ral- ly, a. demonstration organized from, start to finish and heavily guard- ed by Communist sector people's police. At one point anti-Communist demonstrators at Potsdamer plats Lesson in Communism May Day in U. 5. Red Commandos 'Rule7 Mosinee By Arthur Bystroro Mosinee Wis. Co-ordinated assault teams of make-believe Communist insurrectionists took over this paper mill city shortly after dawn today. 'Mayor Ralph E. Kronenwetter, Police Chief Caryi Gewiss and other city officials were hustled from their beds by the slz-man commando facturing and supply unit, Western Electric Company, C.W.A.'s Division six decided to re- turn to contract talks along 'with 23 other union divisions. The ne- gotiations are with the Bell Sys- tem's parent corporation, Ameri- can Telephone and Telegraph Com- pany, and subsidiaries. One condition of the t lack-to- work agreement was reinstatement of 104 workers at South Bend, Ind. who had become an issue in-the strike call. Pattern Settlement Overall negotiations with (he other teams. Other units threw up road blocks and posted proclamations. Police Chief Gewiss was theoret- aiiy shot down in his beadquart- lers for failure to turn over his of- ficers to the Reds. Real party members were not in evidence as the residents of Mosinee began their one-flay trial (of life under Soviet rule. However, (copies of The Daily Worker and pamphlets denouncing the American (Legion sponsored demonstration were distributed to homes some time Saturday night. The surprise element apparently was maintained even for city of- ed as near a. "pattern" settlement uveran negotiations, wiui u-ieumci C W.A. divisions had been report- flcials in on the panning. One of the co-ordinated assault teams of six armed men each dragged pro- testing Mayor Ralph E. Kronen- wetter from his bed to the snowy street. The mayor's watchdog, silent dur- that could be extended to whole union. Wage demands the in- cluded a 15 cents an hour boost and other benefits which add up to about 22 cents an hou.v more. to put the Griffin plan into action C Ozan' Ark' The plane exploded as it crashed and set fire to two houses. The home of Frank H. Wolf was destroyed by the fire, and the home of Walter Bridges was damaged. Army officers said the plane was from Perrin air base, Texas and had just taken off from Scott Air ways of the American government could have predicted what has now happened. First, the plan had to be "processed" through the State (Continued on Page 9, Column 3) ALSOPS Young Milwaukee Clergyman Wed In Wheel Chair Milwaukee The paralyzed young clergyman sat in a wheel chair. but his bride stood beside him garbed in Thus the Rev. Francis Fisher and the former Miss Florence Athey were married Sunday night in the First Baptist church. U. of M. Names 12 For Writing Awards Minneapolis The Univer- They had intended to be wed last sity of Minnesota has announced year, but the bridegroom suffered ajthe names of 12 writers as re- swimming pool accident last April cipients of regional writing fellow- leaving him paralyzed from the neck ships. Emphasizing the importance of the seaway to national defense, Foy recalled that enemy subma- rine action in Atlantic coastal wa- ters during the last war "wrought havoc" with bauxite and iron ore carriers and coast-wise shipments of oil. "It would be impossible, said, "to stockpile sufficient ore! to fight a war of more than a! few months duration. To permit the exhaustion of Lake Superior ore reserves, forcing us to depend on sea routes for our ore ship- ments, would be to invite destruc- Base, Belleville, he country flight. III., on a cross- down. After months of treatment and convalescence in New York, he re- gained use of his hands and on Palm Sunday he appeared before his congregation to preach the ser- mon he had planned for the pre- ceding year. The marriage ceremony was per- formed by the Rev. Clifford G. Han- sen of New York before a crowded church. Last week the Rev. Fisher offered his' resignation as pastor of the First Baptist church as did the in- terim pastor, the Rev. Byron Kin- law. The church has not acted upon the resignation. President J. L. Mo mil disclosed the awards Saturday night. They are made possible under a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for creative work dealing with life in this area. Named were: Mrs. M. Dwight Bell, Minneapolis; David C. De Jong. Providence. R. -I.; Archer Deadwood, Sl> D.; Carl Henneman, St, Paul; Thelma Jonesj Wayzata; Dr. John L Kolehmainen, Tiffin, Ohio; Truly Truesdale Lat- chaw, White Bear Lake; Josephine Lutz Rollins, Stfflwater; Sister Helen Angela Hurley. St. Paul; Mrs. Susie Stagetaerg, Red Wing; Eric Thane, Helena, Mont.; Brenda Ueland, Minneapolis. Washington, D. C.r Has Standard Time Washington The nation's capital was left on standard time today while many sections of the country advanced their clocks one hour. Congress, which serves as the town council for the District of Columbia, may remedy the situa- tion this week. Objections from lawmakers representing nearby rural areas caused the delay. The House hoped to take up to- day a bill to authorize District of Columbia commissioners to order "fast time" for the city this year. But a two-thirds vote is needed to call up the measure out of turn, and action might be postponed for a week. Evan if the House approves, the legislation will have to go to conference with the Senate. The Senate has passed a bill to give the district commissioners per- manent authority to put daylight savings time into effect every year when the rest of the nation shifts to that basis. The New York apartment house service dispute was tossed over to a fact-finding board but with the trip. HE agreement that either side may to Washington the next] reject the board's tions. an agent of the Communists. Allowed to Dress Kronenwetter, his city allowed to dress, then were carted off to a barbed wire enclosure. all and the police station. ficials said 80 per cent o: tne oince's Most Mosinee residents took the business consisted of accepting or maneuvers seriously but a few open-Paying off betting money orders. eu Lruuimi BCClllcli scoffed. Nonco-operators Senator Capehart said tense cit weU to tond. y _ m a. separate interview he doemt British and American planes and If.nntmuRd on Paffe 5, Column 9) tvifnv if t.nat hettinar Senators Push Investigation Into Gambling By Don Whitehead inves- tigating big time gambling sought information today on the extent of telegraphic gambling and the flow of telephone information to book- makers. A Senate commerce subcommittee inayur s ing the invasion, was reported to be headed by Senator McFarland (D.- Ariz.) called telephone and tele- graph officials for testimony. Members conceded it may be diffi- cult for the federal government to find a solution to the problem. a. Senator Tobey (R-N.H.) told a While the first arrests were made, i reporter he wants to look into legal other assault teams threw up in connection with a raid by blocks, posted proclamations andJNew Jersey officials on a Western raised the Red banner over cityjtmion office at. Bridgeton. State of- ficials said 80 per cent of the office's Moscow, Boy and Girl Scouts and Campfire Glrlu tf Idaho, aren't takinr a back seat to the big' wigs in Moscow, Russia, today. In the Moscow, May day, the traditional Soviet holi- day, if belnr celebrated with military parades, of red bunting, upeechw and masi homage to of Stalin, Lenin and memben of the pollt- bnro. In the TJ.S.A.'s Moscow, and girls are setting up booths oo Main street and pass- Ing; wit badges laying the wear- er likes being an American and believes in democracy. began surging toward the Russian sector border, despite efforts of West Berlin police to keep them in check. At the Brandenburg- gate, some of the demonstrators began shouting insults at the Com- munist-controlled east Berlin po- lice, calling them the "Black S.S." and "Communist Pigs." The West Germans officials said they appeared to be led by young roughhouse elements who may have been drinking began throwing stones at east sector po- lice. Allied reporters said the East Berlin police showed restraint, merely dodging the stones without even drawing their clubs. Hot Corner In Cold War After this incident, West Berlin demonstrators seized two east sec- tor civilians and beat them severe- ly. One of the victims was pho- tographer. West Berlin police re- serves, answering a riot alarm, dispersed the unruly elements, Potsdamer platz long has been a hot corner in the cold war. It has been the scene of many clashes between Communists and anti-Communists. While the West German crowds converged haphazardly for their mass demonstration, regimented tens of thousands, a few blocks away in the east sector, marched past Soviet and German Commu- nist chieftains in a Moscow-like copy of May day celebrations of Red square. Thousands fainted in the burning sun and were carried away. Eleven thousand West German police, backed by alerted Al- lied troops, seemed to have the Members Of A Communist girls sports group carry banners and flags as they march, on tfater den Linden in east Berlin's Communist May day celebration today. While thousands of east Berlin Ger- mans marched past, Soviet and German Communist chieftains in an east zone replica of the Moscow May day parades, anti-Communist crowds gathered haphazardly in the west Berlin zone a few blocks away in a rival mass demonstration. :Wirephoto via radio from Berlin to The Republican-Herald.) (Continued on Page 5, Column 4) COMMANDOS Germans Recapture Two U. S. Escapees Munich, police recaptured two U.S. soldiers Saturday who had escaped from !an Air Force guardhouse at Fuer- stenfeldbruck. Johann R. Vetter, of 'Mobridge, S. D., was found in a restaurant at Neubiberg. Later, Lon Stevens, of Pampa, Texas, was ar- i rested in upper Bavaria. American i military police said the pair had broken out of the guardhouse while ion a work detail, overpowered a j guard, took his weapons and escaped l in an Army weapons carrier. n Negligence Blamed in S. D. Electrocution Mitchell, S. coroner's jury held Saturday that there was "negligence, on the part of the Northwestern Service Company the city of Mitchell" in the death of Durwood van Schaick, 19. Power was turned experimentally in- to an underground cable for a few seconds Thursday, as the power company hunted- current leakage. In that brief period, the youth touched a metal traffic sign police had driven into the earth beside an uptown alley. The boy was elec- trocuted. ;n it is so important that betting traffic may have been going through foe office as the question of "who s sending or who is receiving the "What can Western Union em- ployes do when somebody walks in, hands them and says "send that to so and he asked. Local detectives in New Jersey were reported over the weekend to have placed telegraph bets with an East St. Louis bookmaker in pre- paration for a test of Western Union's right to accept such mes- Westem Union officials in New York have contended there is no law in New Jersey against accept- ing or paving wager money orders. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Partly cloudy and continued rather cool tonight; lowest 36. Tuesday gen- erally cloudy and warmer; highest in the afternoon 60. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 54; minimum, 34; noon, 42; precipitation, .45. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 45; minimum, 33; noon, 45; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at run rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 17. helicopters soared over the cen ial part of the city, with observ- ers ready to radio the word to headquarters at the slightest sign of disturbance. West Berlin's mayor Ernst Reut- er estimated the anti-Communist crowd at West Berlin organizers charged that at least another per- sons had been held back forcibly Irom the rally by Communist po- lice at Soviet sector borders. This huge demonstration cheer- ed thunderously at every mention of "freedom for Berlin from Com- munist tyranny" for calls for a united Gfeirmany and restoration of ihe eastern territories which have been given to Poland by Russia. In East Berlin, massed thou- sands of Communist marchers car- ried flags and portraits of Stalin and cheered attacks against the 'Western war 90 Minutes of Speeches The Berlin rally broke up shortly before noon after 90 min- utes of speeches. The massed hundreds of thou- sands were told to go home quiet- ly and avoid any clashes with the Communist demonstrators, still marching in the Lustgarten, a mile away in the Soviet sector. The famed Brandenburg gate, dividing line between East and West Berlin, was guarded on both, sides by masses of German police. In contrast to straggling crowds streaming into the western sector at the Tiergarten, the demonstra- (Continued oti Page 11, Column 1) HAY DAY   

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