Winona Republican Herald, May 11, 1950

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight, Friday Temperature Unchanged VOLUME 50, NO. 72 Read 'Men Around Truman' on Page 4 Today WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY IT, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES BRUSKI RESIGNS AT SECRET SESSION State Sign Highway Fill Pact Dredging for Four-Lane Foundation May Be Started Within 60 Days A formal agreement between the city of Winona and the state de- partment of highways in connection with the construction of a super- highway across Lake Winona was signed at a special meeting of the city council at the city hall last night. Present were Mayor Cy Smith, all members of the council, the park- recreation board and three officials of the state highway department. Fill for what eventually will be- come a four-lane highway will be taken from Lake Winona when the lake is being dredged and the state will reimburse the city for every yard of sand which the new road Will require. No date has been set for the ac- tual paving of the road but the state plans to construct a two-lane highway, which is U.S.61 and 14, j at the start. The first two lanesj will be next to the lake, thus al-i lowing an area up against the hills for the city to pour silt from the lake. Change in Plans Under original plans, the silt Truman Pledges Full Efforts for Low-Cost Power By Ernest B. Vaccaro Grand Coulee Dam, Wash. President Truman declared today would have been poured next determination to develop low the present Lake boulevard but the cost public power on all the coun- 11 fight against profit." plans were changed at the request of the city and the new agreement was presented last night. Peterson Quits Court to Run For Governor Third to Seek D.-F. L. Nomination In State Primary By Jack Mackay St. Paul -W- Associate Justice Press of Private WorkOnly Reason Given to Council Resignation Presented After Adjournment of Regular Meeting Fire Representing the highway de- partment were Gordon G. Glad- man, engineer of plans and sur- veys under Commissioner M. J. Hoffman; E. J. Rowland, assist- ant right-of-way engineer to Engi- neer Rex Green and Mark Brataas of Rochester, district engineer. "Now that the new agreement has been said First Ward Alderman Loyde Pfeiffer. "when will the work be Dredging In 60 Days "I think I can answer said City Engineer W. O. Cribbs. "It now remains for us to begin action. I am going to get the That Started In A Truck on the ground floor and mushroomed when a 40-gallon tank of We have embarked, all over thej gasoline exploded early today destroyed the three-story plant of the Peck, Hannaford Briggs Corn- country, on the task of fully de- clncmnati heating contractors. A fireman atop an 100-foot aerial ladder pours water onto a gut- n 811 the ted s'ec" the roof as names break through the an roof back of the !adde, Damage was esti- 'And we shall have to continue j mated at more than (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) to overcome the opposition of those who do not understand the great- ness of our goal, or who fear the impairment of their selfish inter- ests. "We will meet opposition from the private power groups. Many of them exceptions, want the energy of our rivers put to use as power and sold to the people at cost." The President spoke out sharply there are honorable of course do not within six weeks against the opposition of private and then we can ask for bids companies to rural electri- of the lake. That will re- sion lines for the delivery and sale] of power purchased at dam sites at cost. He said their opposition "Is wrong." The President laid down his public power development pro-; nt ctat. gram in a prepared address for quire two weeks. If we can hold to this schedule the dredging work should be. under way No one knows when the new highway will be built, Mr. Glad- man told the council and the board, but he said, "It is high on the department list." He pointed out that the revised plan gives the city a place to dis- pose of the silt and that the change was made at the city's request. Aldermen expressed pleasure with the new agreement and Coun- cil President W. P. Theurer thank- ed the highway officials for mak- ing tne changes and for expediting the project. Good Deal for City "The he continued, "has Incorporated in the plans all the approaches to the new highway which we requested and I feel that the city is getting a wonderful deal in every respect." The highway officials pointed out that the only requirement in the dredging of fill is that it be con- tinuous yardage. If enough mater- ial is not available, the city will be released from its agreement. The state will acquire a 200-foot wide right-of-way for the project, which eventually will see a new highway from Mankato avenue to Minnesota City. The first two lanes will be 12 feet wide each with an eight-foot shoulder on each side. No Encroachments The city has agreed there will be no encroachments in the city limits along the new highway, such as curb gasoline pumps or filling stations, billboards or other struc- tures. All parking will be parallel and traffic hazards will be elim- inated. C. W. Siebrecht, president of the park-recreation board expressed approval of the plans and when [temperature. Lowest City Attorney S. D. J. Bruski Friday 70. the council that the agreement was I LOCAL WEATHER satisfactory, from a legal Official observations for the 24 a resolution approving it was pass-'hours ending at 12 m. today: ed by a unanimous vote. Maximum, 68: minimum, 42; The highway officials were 68: precipitation, none: sun tained by the aldermen and thejsets tonight at sun rises to- board at a dinner at Fountain City morrow at prior to the meeting. DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Mr. Gladman. who has been per- Flood Stage 24-hr, sonally interested in the Winona! Stage Today Chg. project and who drew the plans i Lake City 15.9 and surveys, is a former district Reads 12 11.7 British May O.K. Steel Pool Proposal By Glenn Williams three big West- ern powers began cold war policy talks today amid signs that Britain was warming up to France's plan to pool much of Europe's coal and steel j resources. Dean Acheson already has given his "sympathy and approval" to idea behind French Foreign Min- ister Robert Schuman's proposal. The British, who received the plan with astonishment and re- serve, would say nothing about it at first except that it would be studied. Soon after Acheson's im- however, a British dedication ceremonies at the site of Grand Coulee dam, where the last turbine has been cut in. The President said the private power companies "would deny the people the benefits of low-cost power they themselves have brought about through public in- vestment. "We shall not be stopped by dis- credited claims or by tattered slo- gans." The President added: "I am sure we will continue to overcome this opposition, just as we already have done in building Grand Coulee just as the people already have done in Nebraska, In large parts of Washington and Ore- gon, and in other sections of the country, where they have decided to distribute power through public bodies and co-operatives. "The benefits of public invest- ment must be passed on to the people whose tax money is being used. Those benefits must not be diverted for private profit. FloodsMenace N.D.A 22 Dead in Nebraska By The Associated Press Floods continued to menace parts of North Dakota, Minnesota and southern Manitoba today as the death toll in the flash floods that swept over southeastern Nebraska mounted to 22. Search continued in Nebraska for the bodies of rune persons re- ported missing and presumed dead. Thirteen bodies had been recovered. As floodwaters receded, communi------------------------------------" ties surveyed the damage, which was estimated at hundreds of thou- sands of dollars. In Winnipeg, the flood situation appeared more serious. One-eighth of the city of some popula- ___was under water. Muddy wat- ers from the Red river and other streams poured out over more thanj 500 square miles of southern Mani-j toba. A train carrying 550 Winnl-j peg-bound refugees was marooned by a track washout near Winnipeg but rail officials said the train was not endangered. Leave Winnipeg Rail Strike May Curtail Other Firms the city council last night, called in a darkened iroom a iuim-1 adjournment had been taken and after a repre- Harry H. Peterson resigned fromjseljtative of the press had left the city hall, City Attorney S. D. J. urusia. the Minnesota supreme court to i turned in his resignation. The closed-door session was not held in the city council room but was held in another part of the building in a room where no lights were turned on. Present were Mayor Cy Smith, the entire council membership and Mr. Bruski. Here is wtat happened: The council and the park-recre- ation board, after a dinner party at Fountain City, returned to the city hall for a meeting with offi- cials of the Minnesota department of highways in connection with the rerouting of highway 61 across Lake Winona. After examining the revised highway plans and studying state highway maps of the project, the council by a unanimous vote en- tered into an agreement with the state and passed a resolution re- quired by the highway department for mutual co-operation. Set Picnic Dates The park-recreation board was then excused and the re- mained in the council chambers. "Any more business to asked one of the aldermen. 'Yes, said Council President W. P. Theurer. "We've got to decide on the date for our annual alder- men's picnic. If August 5 and 6 is all right with you fellows we'll hold It then." Everyone agreed. "Any more Mr. Theurer asked. 'I move we said Al- derman Howard Baumann of the third ward. The-motion was sec- onded and passed and the council- men slowly filed out of the council room. The lights were extinguish- ed. Linger in Halls The councilmen lingered In the become a candidate for governor on the Democratic-Farmer-Labor ticket. Justice Peterson, a member of the supreme court since Decem- ber 15, 1936, sent Governor Young- fdahl the following letter prior to heaving the bench: j "I resign as associate justice of 'the supreme court of Minnesota, (effective forthwith." Judge Peterson's announcement assures a three-way contest for the D.-F.L. nomination. Halsted to Run Charles Halsted of Brainerd, thet 1948 nominee, said several weeks' ago that he would again be in race. Earlier this week Orville Freeman, state D.-F.L. chairman, said he would accept the nomina- tion if it is offered him at the state convention June 2-4 in Du- Chicagro A strike by rail- road firemen against four major systems today threatened While Governor Youngdahl has not announced publicly that he will seek re-election, his supporters are certain he will. No opposition to jim for the Republican nomination has thus far appeared. The governor, incidentally, will name a successor to Peterson as associate supreme court justice. Justice Peterson issued a state- ment in which he said that he Was becoming a candidate at the re- quests of many thousands of Dem- ocratic-Parmer-Laborites, Republi- cans and Independents from all[ over the state. Position Clear 'I he said, "that I must accede to their wishes and make clear my position with respect to my candidacy. "The suggestion that I become a candidate for governor has been reported and commented on freely by the press, and numerous well wishers in and out of the party, from all sections of the state, have been pressing for an expression of my view of the matter. "Delegates to the county conven- tions will assemble on Saturday to elect delegates to the state con- vention and-to discuss party poli- cies and candidates. Clearly, in deference not only to those who are my partisans but to the party which has honored me so gr-ner- Million-Dollar Counterfeit Ring Broken Buffalo, N. TJ. S: Se- cret Service claimed today it nad broken up a million-dollar counter- feiting syndicate that allegedly op- erated in 28 states and in Canada. A printing press and plates were seized yesterday in a raid on a house in suburban Depew. Two men were arrested. U, E. Baugham, chief of the Se- v _ j------------ ovoLciiio tuyrt v iiiij. as most important. He said Britain in response to an official! segments orously- the time has come long had been anxious to find a for the cutf m many speak." me solution to the age-long feud children to voluntarily move j the nation's Industries, tween Germany and France. The to less points of safety.! Prospects of an early settlement Officials were making plans jong Dispute appeared dim. plan is intended to do just that. The Daily Herald, newspaper of the Labor movement, which often reflects Labor government policy. compulsory mass evacuation, if necessary. There were no casual- ties. The marooned train was not welcomed the French plan's intent emj'angered railroad officials said, today. This is about as far as Acheson had gone. Acheson, Schuman and British Foreign Secretary Btvin met for two hours at Lancaster house to- plan their global strategy to stem the spread of Communism and at the same time keep the cold war from flaming into a hot one. They were I expected to consider the French .VClkCU. AUi Mi t "We will continue to fight.- and p.an win for that principle." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Fair tonight and Friday with little change in tonight 44, British foreign office sources in- dicate almost every branch of the British government soon will be in- volved jn a deep study of the French plan to pool German and French coal and steel and Invite any other nations who wish to join. was stopped on signal some dis- tance from the flooded spot. Flood control officials said if the section of track could not be repaired quickly, the refugees would be mov- ed by boat to safe ground. At tottering dikes protecting resi- dential areas along the Red and its tributary Seine and Assiniboine rivers, the situation was precarious. One levee went out last night, let- ting the Red pour over part of East KUdonan suburb at the city's north- east outskirts. There were no cas- ualties. The Red this morning stood at 29.4 feet, more than 11 feet above flood stage. It had risen six inches The crippling walkout, which started yesterday, directly involv- ed only firemen. But thou- sands of other rail workers be as many as be idle if there is not a quick settle- ment. Countless other thousands are expected to be made idle by a long strike. Some industries felt the impact of the firemen's work stoppage im- mediately and started curtailing operations. Some coal mines were among the first to feel the effect of the strike called by the Brother- hood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. A third of the country's rail pas- Many of the projects in this area, including the Stockton hill road, were constructed while Dam 4, T. W....... 12.7 Dam 5, T. W..... 10.0 Dam 5A, T. W..... 11.9 lie was stationed at Rochester be-j Winona 13 12.6 fore going to the department of-j Dam 6. Pool....... 11.6 fices in St. Paul. He has been with I Dam 6. T. W....... 10.8 the department since 1919. Awarded Eau Claire Man in Crash Suit La Crosse, Wls. Adolph W, Thurn of Eau Claire Wednesday was awarded a total of S40.C44 in damages for injuries received in a two-car collision near Holmen in January of 1949. The driver of the car, Stephen Martindale of La Crosse, died in July, 1949. Thurn, a salesman for a publish- ing firm, instituted a personal in- jury suit against the La Crosse Liquor Company, and two insur- ance firms. A circuit court jury held that Martindale was an em- ploye of the liquor firm at the time of the accident and held him neg- ligent. I Dakota 10.6 Dam 7, Pool....... 10.6 Dam 7, T. W....... 10.0 La Crosse 12 11.0 Tributary Streams Chippewa ac Durand.. 9.1 Zumbro at Theilman. Buffalo above Alma. Whitewater at Beaver. Trempealeau at Dodge Black at Neillsville.... Black at Galesville.. La Crosse at W. Salem Root at Hokah.... 2.2 2.0 1.3 1.7 7.2 6.1 1.8 .40.5 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Gnttenberg) Flood warnings are now issued from Red Wing, 'Minn, to below La Crosse with crest at Winona 13.5 Saturday and near 12.2 at La Crosse early Sunday. A rapid rise win now occur from La Crosse to Lansing and to the lower end of district Sunday. Crest at Prairie 152 feet next Tuesday. The Chippewa and Wisconsin will not change much and the lower St. Croix will fall. Additions weather on page 21. in 48 hours. Government experts d of the rail movement was disrupted tieup caused cancellation of service on at least five other lines. Bus and airlines reported a big in- crease in business. The union claimed the strike was "completely effective." But there were reports of trains being operated on some of the struck lines. The president of one struck I carrier, the Southern Railway sys- jtem, said "we are running an in- creasing number of freight and passenger trains." The union struck to enforce de- mands for a second fireman on multiple unit Diesel locomotives and on small switch Diesels now operated by a single engineer. A fireman and one engineer now op- Three moth- erate the big Diesel locomotives, water and would have to be drained by the river before Winnipeg could expect real relief. The Red river rose only .23 feet in 24 hours at Grand Forks, N. D., and City Engineer A. P. Hulteng said he "hopes this is the Awarded In Suits Against NWA Crash in '45 Minneapolis ers whose sons were killed in a 1945 plane crash were awarded in a sealed jury verdict yesterday ending suits Northwest Airlines. halls, and In the. office of City Re- corder Roy G. Wildgrube. A representative of the press lin- gered with them. A few of the aldermen then walked out of the city hall and stood in small groups on the side- walk in front of the 'building. The newspaper reporter then left the building. Immediately upon his departure. cret Service, said in Washington it i the aldermen stole back into the was probably the most important building. Canada, U. S. Air Interception Net Formed aircraft crossing the international border from Can- ada Into the United States east of Lake Michigan risk Air Force fighter interception unless identifi- cation previously has been estab- lished. The Civil Aeronautics administra- tion sent this message over its teletype network Wednesday and broadcast it to planes in flight: "In the interest of safety, all airmen proposing flights which cross the Canadian border south- bound, east of the 87th meridian (which runs through Lake Michi- gan) are encouraged to file- flight plans, preferably instrument flight rules, with the appropriate aero- nautical facility. "Failure to file as outlined may result in in-flight identification by fighter aircraft. This notice does not relieve individual pilot of his re- sponsibility with respect to cus- toms and immigration require- ments. "This notice does not apply to flight operations within the con- tinental United States adjacent to this area or to northbound require- ments." The Detroit News said the warn- ing was the first step toward set- ting up a Great Lakes aid defense crackdown against counterfeiting in years. Secretary of the Treasury Snyder said the arrest of Matthew Zlodin- ski, 37, and Bernard Nemier, 30, appeared to wind up the case. More than ten men had been ar- rested previously as principals in the syndicate. Sixty-four others have been charged with passing bogus bills in various cities. Neuner, an artist for a litho- graphic firm, was accused of "man- lufacturing" plates used to print I In bogus Canadian money 'and about the same amount in Am- erican notes. Zlodinski was alleged to have printed 34 separate issues of coun- ,erfeit and notes, drawn on of the 12 regional Federal Re- serve banks. The exceptions were the Federal Reserve banks at Chi- cago and Kansas City. The press was in the basement of Zlodinski's home. Arraigned before U. S. Commis- sioner Boyce H. Butterfield here last night, the pair waived hear- ings. Butterfield set bond at 000 each. Baughman said In Detroit, the nation's zone> similar to recently es- tive industry appeared facing se-ltablished to northeast and verdict vere cuts in production. Chrysler! northwest. against Corporation, which resumed i ations this week after a long Victor Johnston, staff director of the Republican Senate cam- paign committee sat in the au- dience during President Tru- man's speech at Kortes dam dedication ceremonies at Cas- per Wyo. Johnston has been following Truman over his transcontinental tour. Mr. Johnston is well known to many Minnesotans, having formerly been director of the state tour- -tst bureau. The mothers had asked a total U.A.W. strike, termed the situation XT.. "very serious. An official said op- erations would have to be cut me wnw sharply early next week. Ford and tary personnel across the country. General Motors expressed similar The plane crashed at of against the airline. which was operating the plane for the government in ferrying mill- killing 19 passengers. Mrs. Ora B. Parrish, Freewater, Ore mother of Walter Parrish, received Mrs. Isabella Or- chard, Portland, Ore., mother of Warren Orchard, and a similar award went to Mrs. Eliza- beth Hobbs, Los Angeles, Calif., mother of Maceo Hobbs. The case was tried under Mon- The Fisher body division of Gen- eral Motors and the Midland Steel Products Company in Cleveland started cutting operations and laid off employes. Coal began piling up at the mines in western, Pennsylvania. Some operators said curtailments would be necessary immediately. The Pennsylvania serves about a tana law If Minnesota statutes had quarter of the mines. Two coal applied, damages would have been] mines near Vincennes, Ind., closed limitm to each. I because of a shortage of cars.: China Reds Release Two U. S. Airmen Bong Kong: The captain of the steamer Hunan radioed But- terfield and Swire, British shipping firm here, that two American air- men held more than a year by Chinese Communists were aboard his vessel. His message was the first con' firmation of a Communist radio report that the pair, Marine Mas- ter Sergeant Elmer C. Bender of Cincinnati and Navy Chief Elec- trician William C. Smith of Long Beach, Calif., actually had been freed. passed about In bogus money Connecticut to California, and Maine to Texas." Another was seized be- fore it was put into circulation, Saughman added. The ease broke first in New York city, when worth of bogus bills were "sold" to a secret service agent. Two Injured As Bus, Auto Collide Viroqua, Wis. A Readstown High school bus collided with an automobile six miles from here Wed- nesday, injuring two employes of the U. S. Department of Agricul- ture, one of them critically. None of the 18 to 20 bus occupants or its driver was injured. John E. de Beer, about 50, ol Spirit Lake, Iowa, was reported in critical condition at a local hos- pital His companion, Charles Sho- walter, 56, of Burnettsville, Ind., also was hospitalized with broken ribs and cuts. He was in fair condition. She-waiter- said he and De Beer were en route from Duluth, Minn, to Davenport, Iowa, when their car collided with, the bus on a narrow road. They then went into another room and Mr. Theurer, who had been carrying a letter of resigna- tion from Mr. Bruski in his pocket, presented the letter. It was read. But because of these Star cham- ber tactics, this newspaper cannot report to the public today the dis- cussion which took place. It cannot give Mr. Bruski's lengthy talk in which he told the council why he wanted to resign and It can't give the reaction or comments of the aldermen. Secret Explanation Refused Alderman Loyde Pfeiffer, asked this morning why the closed door session was held and why it was called after the press had left, said: "If you'll let me tell you some- thing without printing it, I'll tell you why." He was told, "Better not tell us then we'll make no such agree- ment as that. The council is a pub- lic body, elected by the voters of the city. When such an important piece of business as the resignation of the city attorney is scheduled to come before your group, we I feel the meeting should have been the ring hadlan open one at which the press flnvm-lp ha or anyone else would be Here is Mr. Bruski's letter as released to the press today by City Recorder Wildgrube: "I hereby tender my resigna- tion as the city attorney for the city of Winona, Minn., ef- fective ai of 5 o'clock in the afternoon of May 31, 1950. "It has become necessary for me ait this time to devote my full time to my private practice of law. My association with the city council during- my tenure of office has been very pleasant and I am glad to have had the opportunity to serve my community in an of- ficial capacity." The resignation was handed to Mr. Theurer along with another letter from Mr. Bruski which read, ''I enclose herewith for your at- tention my resignation as city at- torney, addressed to the city coun- cil of Winona, Minn." It is not known if Mr. Bruski had any other reasons for resign- ing or not. At the secret session, which was not called until after 10 o'clock, it Is understood he ad- dressed the council for almost 20 minutes. Some of the councilmen, it was said, attempted to get him to with- draw his resignation and continue in his official capacity. No action was taken on the res- ignation but It was laid on the (Continued on Fate 3, Column L) BEIJSKI ;

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