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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Cooler Tonight; Frost in Valleys Read 'Men Around Truman1 on Page 4 Today VOLUME 50, NO. 71 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 10, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-TWO PAGES Well Digger Dead New York -4ffy- The body of! Dominick Atteo was raised from the bottom of a 20-foot well shaft Atteo groaned and writhed with pain. Police shouted for more oxygen for the injured man. Itlit wvwm v- i at 3-40 p. m. (E.S.T.) today, about! Dr. Harold Berson had given 26 hours after he was trapped there. A hospital physician, Dr. Harold Berson, pronounced the 49-year-old well-digger dead. "He died just five minutes before I got to the physician said. As wooden shorings were lifted from his side, Atteo began thrash- ing about trying to climb out him- self. and knocked out the dirt wall, ,He had_r_eceived_the juntas between the two shafts to about eight feet above his head. Atteo's comely wife, Maria, 32, collapsed alter an all-night vigil Atteo a stimulant at a. m. when he was' lowered into the mouth of the shaft. But shaft Atteo had been buried up [by 7 a. m. she was back at the to his waist for nearly 24 hours, shaft mouth, her tear-stained One leg was pinioned by a bould- face taut, her lips moving sound- The physician said the 49- year-old well-digger had been In a. "semi-stuperious" state. A few minutes before Atteo :lf. nad cried can't feel any more! suffered burns of the hands and A son, John, 26, shouted down! my belt? Where's myjface when a _ lighted cigarette of the Roman Catholic church. A physician who had gone down four times to aid nte called the trapped man's en- durance but fear- ed the worse If rescue work was long delayed. The rescue task began almost immediately after the accident. lessly. Nearby a son by a first John, 26, sat with his face crad- led in his arms in despair. Atteo, father of six children, the garage. City water cannot used for that purpose during New York city's water shortage. Dr. Berson gave Atteo two quarts of blood plasma, made him drink; six quarts of milk, and administered five injections of morphine to ease his pain. The boulder, held down by tons of sandy earth, pinned Atteo's left sweating emergency crews used everything from a power crane' to hand trowels to speed the work, leg and foot in a twisted position, tearful to him. "Don't move! Don't move! Take it easy! You'll get out." beit? .__ it i passed down to him exploded Rescue workers had dug a sec- 1 from the effects of oxygen piped ondary shaft down to his level! into the fetid well bottom. the you'll be all The rescuers had worked to Atteo from the death that overtooic "Hang on, Dom right The trapped man called back, "I'm tired I'm awful tired." Atteo, a contractor, started to dig the well last week in an effort to tap water for washing cars at 120-foot water well at San Marino, Calif., in April last year. For 48 hours desperate rescuers drove a 95-foot shaft to reach the child, only to find her dead from lack of air. Dominick Atteo, 49-year-old well digger, his shoulders and arms covered.with bandages, bends his head to sip milk lowered to him at the bottom of a 20-foot well in a Brooklyn, N. Y., garage in which he was trapped by a rock slide. Atteo died just before rescuers reached him this afternoon. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) TODAY- Power Diplomacy At Work By Joseph Alsop London At the opening of the historic London meeting, two facts dominate all others. First, all the solutions of all the other vital prob- lems directly depend upon finding a satisfactory solution of the cen- tral problem of Western defense. Second, there is no earthly way to solve the defense problem, un- less Secretary of State Dean G. Acheson is ready to commit the administration to sponsoring a much greater Ameri'.an effort. These, so towST5eak, the basic facts of life of this meeting on which the whole future of the West- ern world now depends. Ignoring them is like believing that babies are found under cabbage leaves. The great drama of the crisis of conscience and policy in Washing- ton had not been played out be- fore Acheson sent his highest sub- ordinates to London to prepare the ground for the main meeting. Be- cause the extent cf American ef- fort has been uncertain, everything else is still uncertain. But it is important to note that if we are ready to play our part, the de- fense job' can be done. IT Iff POSSIBLE to state cate- gorically that the defense job can be done, for the simple reason that the responsible leaders have at last got down to brass tacks. The time of fiddle faddle is over. Ev- eryone has come to grips with re- alities. The best symbol of this de- velopment is a vital step that has been taken herein the last week. Until now, one of the almost in- superable difficulties of organizing a Western defense has arisen from the peculiar and quite unworkable relationship between the British, French and American staffs. The British and American chiefs of staff have been linked, ever 'since the end of the war, by the com- bined chiefs of staff. The French, excluded from the combined chiefs, have always suspected all sorts of Anglo-Saxon skullduggery. Yet there has been the utmost re-, luctance at the Pentagon and among the British chiefs to enlarge the useful and successful combin- ed chiefs machinery. Here in London, during the past week, the fact has been faced that Rail Firemen No Early End To Cold War Seen by Truman Urges Patience In Dealing With Russia's Antics By Ernest B. Vaccaro Abroad Truman Train President Truman acted today to bolster the nation's atomic strength as he held out the grim prospect that the cold war with Russia will continue "for a long, long time." He disclosed, in a speech at Pocatello, Idaho, the signing of the national science education act. He said it will keep the United States ahead in scientific develop- ments and help it "exert a more vital force for peace." The critical international situa- tion was uppermost in the Pres- ident's expressed thoughts as he began, at S. a.m. (mountain time) the first of H talks on a swing through Idaho and Oregon. "The first atomic explosion in history took place in the desert of Today Tenth of Blitz Rescue Workers stand in and on sides of a 30-foot tunnel being dug through a rock formation under a Brooklyn, N. Y., garage to recover the body of Dominick Atteo, trapped until this afternoon at the bottom of a 20-foot shaft. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) Poo Coa ling o Stee Europe's I Urged Will Move Truman Tru- man's cross-country train trip apparently will not be interrupt- ed by the railroad firemen's strike which began today. David B. Robertson, president of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Enginemen, said recently that "special instructions" had been issued to union members to see to it that the presidential train is moved "safely and ex- peditiously." The presidential train was in Idaho today. The President will return eastward for a Chicago speech set for May 15. years ago to- day Hitler loosed a lighting bolt against the Western world, but Hitler's capital today hadn't time to think about the anni- versary. On May 10, 1940, the gray- clad Nazi legions attacked the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxem- bourg and France, waiting com- placently behind the Maginot line in a war. Five days later Holland had fallen. Belgium went in 18 days. In five weeks the Ger- mans were in Paris and Hitler was preparing to dance a vic- tory jig in the beautiful capital of his country's ancient enemy. The West had learned about war. Berlin today had no thought lor the shower of confetti the city rained on Hitler when he returned from his triumph over France and Western-Europe. His last monuments here long since have been obliterated. The blitzkrieg, too, is only a faint memory. Germans now are hoping they won't be in the middle of an atom or hy- drogen bomb war. Vinson Prods House to Act On Draft Bill Vin- son (D.-Ga.) of the House armed services committee said today he is trying to hurry House action on a bill to extend the draft for two more years. Vinson said he was going before the rules committee to ask that procedure be set up under which the bill will be debated 5 Senators Named To Investigate Crime By Don Whitchead Barkley today named five senators to conduct a'nation-wide investigation of crime and corruption after noting that he had not discussed it with President Truman. Named to conduct the sweeping probe were Senators Kefauver who first proposed the investigation, and O Conor (D.-MQ.I, Hunt Tobey (R.-N. H.) and Wiley The inquiry to be made by a special committee representing both commerce and judiciary com- mittees was voted a fund by the Senate when the probe was finally ordered, Barkley's unusual announcement that President Truman had not been consulted about either the committee to make the inquiry or its membership apparently reflect- ed earlier Republican charges. G.O.P. leaders contended that Democrats had stalled the ori- ginal inquiry asked by KTefauver and approved by the Senate judici- ary committee. Later the Senate commerce com- mittee proposed a similar probe and one of its subcommittees, un- der Senator McFarland (D.-Ariz.) had conducted public hearings on gambling with some big-time fig- ures from the gambling world questioned. Before naming the five senators today, Vice-president Barkley said at "no time has the President or the vice-president discussed eith- er the resolution" or senators to be named. He added that he was making this statement "in order that there) be no misunderstandings." Republican leaders were report- ed to have asked Barkley to name Senator Ferguson (R.-Mich.) to one of the G.O.P. posts on the in- vestigating committee. Ferguson said today the nation s racketeers are investing big mon- ey in legitimate business to be- come America's "new rich." After Chicago Seifert ate his lunch in Humboldt park and then decided to use the lagoon as ie bill will be debated. a itager bowl. He dlpwd his hands The draft law expires June wateri saw something swim- Mexico in July, he said and Vinson wanted the House to take up the proposed extension 1m- exico in uuiy, "c OCLUA speech to trainside au-jmediately after it finishes with the ming close to him, grabbed it and pulled it out. It was a 31-pound n the nation which is supposed to jfront. contribute the largest ground forces to Western defense cannot reasonably be excluded from the( central planning mechanism. Thei British government, and presum- ably the American government, are now ready to admit the French to the combined chiefs. IN OTHER WATS ALSO, old il- lusions have been destroyed. As has previously been recorded inj this space, the earlier planning for Western defense was found to be grossly unrealistic at the Brussels By Sidney Merkin French proposal to pool Europe's coal and steel was seen here today as a possible solution to a major cold war problem fac- ing the to integrate Germany's economy into the Western dience at Pocatello. "I decided at that time that would do my utmost to see that this new discovery was used in a way which would make the world a better place to live in. "Nothing that has happened I since 1945 has shaken my resolve to see that great force is used for peace." The Pocatello speech followed a solumn foreign policy address last IIlcLUcvL'Ciy ilHiCl. Ju i (pending appropriations bill. II Vinson said he expects the House to approve the draft extension measure which provides that no inductions will be made until Con- carp. gress has declared S01UIIU1 lureigii Western diplomats here for the Big Three talks beginning tomorrow i night at-Laramie, Wyo., in which call such German co-operation the most important step necessary to [he promised ultimate victory lor the! "________________-------------bolster the West against Russia, [the free nations in their struggle Victim's Brother Testifies at Glencoe Announcing the plan approved j against the "new and terrible bv the French cabinet, Foreignj tyranny" of Russia _ Minister Robert Schuman propos- "This is a long-time project ed that the pooling start with! the President asserted I know .France's own rich Lorraine and that the American people are an- jSaar areas and Germany's indus- emergency requiring an increase in the armed strength, This plan was approved unani- mously by Vinson's committee last week in recommending other im- portant changes in the law. Among the proposed changes is a curb on the President's power ;o take over war-essential indus- tries until after Congress declares ie emergency. conference. The Hague agreement, so loudly heralded by Secretary of i trial Ruhr valley. I West' Germany's Chancellor today started Defense Louis A. Johnson, (Continued on Page 4, ALSOP murder charges. n 3, his testimony in trial on second Youth Drowns in Attempt to Save Dog Minneapolis Eugene Jam- ros. 15, drowned in the Mississippi river near his northeast Minneapo- lis Uome nlsht after he dived in'x> the stream to rescue a neigh- borhood dog. A companion, Mar- vin Neelan, made a vain effort to save Eugene but was caught in a patch of weeds, he told police. Firemen were seeking the body to- day. Only Pie Stall, II Sydney A new establish- ment has just been opened in Syd- ney's Central Square. Its name: "The One and Only Pie Stall Number Two Branch." toaay. step vuwmu m planned on calling Dr. Russell R. unity. Adenauer said his cabmet had accepted an invitation for west Germany to enter the Council of Europe as an associate member. It would have an advis- ory status in the council's con- sultative assembly but would not be represented on the controlling committee of foreign ministers. the family name while he was an amateur boxer in Minneapolis. He was the state's first witness today. Originally the prosecution The French plan, he continued, appeared to "create the precon- ditions for making any future con- flict between France and Germany impossible." Adenauer also announced his government already was planning a step toward participation in Eu Heim, Hennepin county coroner. Snyder started his testimony by recounting events that preceded his visit to the night club on the fatal night. Albert was shot to death about- four hours after the brothers arrived at the Casablanca Night Club. Snyder now is business agent for Teamsters Union 544. Rothman to Testify On Rent Controls St. Paul Stuart Rothman, Minnesota housing director, leiJv last night for Washington to tes- tify before a House committee on the need for extension of federal rent controls, now slated to expire June 30. patient. But in this instance, we must be more than patient. "The conflict that exists in world affairs will be with us for a long, long time. "There is no quick way, no easy way, to end it." He gave assurance, however, that "the non-Communist nations together have two-thirds of the world's people and three-fourths of the world's productive power" plus "the greatest attraction of man freedom." "I say again that we have a long Mr. Truman declared. "It may be many years before we can be sure that Communism is no longer a threat, cnat our goals of stability and peace have been attained. But those goals are clear- ly within our reach." Mr. Truman charged at Laramie jmrmuee ui IUICIBU that the Chinese Communists have Schuman proposed that a "com-! sent to Soviet Russia food which is mon high authority" would control! "desperately needed by the Chi- the Franco-German coal and steelj nese people." output and that other European! He promised that the united countries, "East or would! states will try "to find some ways be invited to join the pool. to get some food to the Chinese France already controls the coaljpeople'' privateagencies mines of the near-autonomous Saar His criticism of_tht! Chine_se gov region, which was attached to ernment for being heartlessly m Germany More World War n. different' to the pHght of the West Germany's Ruhr mines now pie was are under international control of country has no plans for_early rec the Allied occupation authorities, ognitton of that government. national ca hours ending at 12 m. today: i accusation of a woman ex-Commu Official WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Alice Llndabury, above, 22, a Vassar college senior, was re- ported missing by authorities at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. She left by train Satur- day, but failed to reach her home in Princeton, N. J. Her father is Richard V, Lindabury, an associate editor of Crowell- Collier publications in New York. (AJP. Wirephoto.) Oppenheimer Denies Aiding Reds in '43 Oakland, Calif Dr. J. Ro the 24 bert Oppenheimer flatly denies the Maximum, 57; minimum, 42; noon, 53; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at 4i46. FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Fair to- night and Thursday. Somewhat cooler tonight. Light frost in val- leys Low 38 in cities and 34 in country. High 65 Thursday. Additional weather on page 19. nist that the top atomic scientisi held a secret, closed meeting of Communists at his Berkeley home m July, 1941. Mrs. Paul Crouch, admittedly a Communist from 1929 to 1942, told a state Senate committee here yes terday that she attended such a Communist meeting at Dr. Oppen heimer's home when he was in ;he physics department of the Un iversity of California. Last night in Washington, n asngon, OppenVeTmer, now director of the j tinuously for.24 -vv... i. at The brother British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin greets U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson as the latter arrives in London for Big Three talks. They were joined by French Foreign Minister Schuman for discussion of the cold war situation later this week. Mediators Give Up Hope Of Quick Peace jf Four Key Lines In U. S. Network Cut Operations Chicago A strike of rail- road firemen crippled the nations rail network today and within a few hours mediators abandoned tiope of quick settlement. The strike areas, as defined by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, includes the Pennsylvania lines west of Earrisburg, Pa.; the New York Central System west of Buffalo, N Y.( and of the Santa Fe system and the Southern Railway. Francis A. O'Neill, chairman of the National (Railway) Mediation board said "We've given up." He added that a report on the deadlock will- be submitted to Washington.-. The board had tried in continu- ous sessions since 8 p.m. C.S.T. last night to reach some agree- ment. Asked what the next step would be, O'Neill replied, "I can't say until we make our report to Washington." He added: "We have been unable to get anywhere. For the last three or 'our days we have been working on a 'package' deal with the broth- erhood." He declined to say what ;he "package" contained. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, one of the five big operating unions, struck against four key systems in the nation's rail network at 6 a.m. local standard time today. Pickets Pickets representing the firemen on strike appeared at key points. The tactic of singling out four principal carriers inconvenienced, but did not strand, the traveling public. Trains on runs at the time of the strike's zero hour continued on to their terminals. Travelers between major termi- nal cities could make their trips on competing lines. Those relying on local service of the stricken lines had to switch to buses or oth- er modes of transport. Big freight customers transfer- red their shipping from the struck lines to alternate systems. It was the nation's first major railroad strike since May, 1946, At 7 a. m. (Central Standard Time) the creeping technique of the strike extended into the third time zone, mountain, and leaders of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire- men and Enginemen claimed their strike was 95 per cent effective.. The strike was called for 6 a.m., local time, the East receiving the first impact. Shortly before 7 a.m. (C.S.T.) government mediators called a breakfast recess in their meetings Dr that had kept them at work con- Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, N. J., denied it. He said in a statement: "I have never been a member of the Communist party. I never assembled any such group of peo- ple for any such purpose in my home or anywhere else. I am un- able to recall any gathering in my house that could reasonably have been mistaken for such a meet- ing. Neither the name Crouch nor the accounts of Mr. and Mrs. Crouch recall to me anyone I have ever known." Mrs. Crouch, who became a Communist to 1929 while a textile worker on strike at Gastonia, N. C., was called before the state senate un-American committee which is seeking to determine if Communists had access to the un- atom-smashing labora- iversity's tory. "The two persons I positively identified as being present at the special section meeting of the Communist party were Joseph Weinberg and 3. Robert Oppen- heimer." She said she identified Dr. Op- penhelmer through a photograph and Weinberg personally after see- "Tbe brotherhood and carriers are not far said O'Neill. "It's down to a matter of princi- ples and language." Asked whether there were hopes of quick settlement, O'Neill said "we wouldn't be coming back if there were no hope." He added: "The disputants were not very far apart when the strike started. They're not very far apart The firemen are striking to enforce their demands for an extra fireman aboard multiple unit diesel locomotives. The dispute has gone through the long legal pro- cesses set up by the Railway La- bor act and presidential fact find- ers have ruled against the unions. The railroads have insisted upon abiding by the fact finders' ver- dict. Barron County to ing him later hearing. at a Washington Build New Jail Barron, Wis. The Barron county board has approved con- struction of a new county Jail at a cost of The vote was 30-19. The action reversed a 29-22 de- cision by the board at its April 19 meeting.   

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