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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Partly Cloudy Tonight and Baseball Tonight p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 99 WINONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES Rushing Toward the Mississippi is this section of the Root river near Houston, Minn. The water is washing over newly planted farmland. Most or the fence post in the center foreground is covered by the rising flood wateri. Here 90 of newly planted corn are covered by the rampaging Boot river after a near five-inch rain in the headwaters of the valley. The cornfield is near Rushford. Else- where along the stream crops by the rising water. More Than TWO Inches of rainfall in the Winona area raised Garvin Brook to near bankful at Minnesota City. In the above picture Minnesota City children are shown watch- Ing the rushing water under the bridge there. Republican-Herald, Root Over Banks on 5-Inch Rain Swift House O.K. Of Rent Bill Seen Niemoeller Doubts World War Necessary Wiesbaden, Germany The Rev. Martin Niemoeller declared today he does not agree that a war against Communism Is necessary to "save the Chrlsitian church and Christianity." The famed German evangelical TODAY- Lie Report On Russia Discouraging By Joseph Alsop Washington This reporter can think of no better way to begin a summary of a long Investigation In Europe, than to put In print what Trygve Lie left out. The sec- retary general of the United Na- tions made the long Journey to Moscow, after all, to find a way to end the cold war. Yet the un- happy Lie's confidential report to (Protestant) church leader was the governments In London and asked to clarify statements he has reportedly made recently regard- ing the church and Commurusm. These have been interpreted as pro-Communist by German news- papers. U. S.-Canadian Tax Revision Sent to Senate Ottawa A new taxation agreement, signed here yesterday by Canadian and U. S. officials, goes now to the Canadian Parliament and the U. S. Senate for ratifica- Paris, unlike his report to the pub- lic, was In fact a report of worse than failure. To dispose first of what is least essential, but was much empha- sized by Lie, he was given at Mos- cow a super-special performance of the Stalin's ancient charade as an amiable, peace-loving old par- ty. The general Idea conveyed was that only benevolent Uncle Joe was holding in check the fire-eat- ers of the Politburo. It was more than hinted, in fact, that the other Soviet leaders would behave in a much more violent manner if Sta- lin were not there to stop them. THIS IS A FAMILIAR comedy, which the British leaders, like the American leaders, have often seen played before. It meant nothing during the war and means nothing now. It Is more significant indeed that Lie found Stalin in excellent health. If this is so, we cannot even hope for Soviet policy to be disrupted or diverted during the next years by an internal struggle for succession. Second, the men of the Kremlin naturally assured Lie that once the Chinese Communists had replaced the Nationalists oc the U. N. Sec- urity Council, the Soviet Union and her satellites would again partici- pate fully in U. N. affairs. This formed the basis of the only con- crete recommendation in Lie's re- cent public report, which was oth- erwise a mere plan for a gigantic game of "Let's pretend." earnings 01 artists, actors, musi- tn Even Lie is not so foolish and professional athletes are tion. The convention exempts from double taxation salaries of govern- ment employes, men In the armed forces and citizens working in de- fense establishments. Canada will now tax such salaries paid to U. S. citizens in Canada. The U. S. re- ciprocates for Canadians. The convention also plugs income tax loopholes. Canadians may earn )n the U. S. without having to pay U. S. income tax if they don't spend By Francis M. Le May Washington Swift House passage of legislation continuing federal rent controls on a local op- tion basis was predicted confident- ly by Democratic leaders today, after the Senate rammed through the compromise measure on a 36 to 28 vote. The bill, which would keep alive the last of the major wartime con- trols, on approximately dwelling units, mostly in big cities, would work liks this: 1. The federal rent control authority, due to expire June 30, would continue for a year. Z. But the controls would cease automatically in six months, on December 31, In all communities that before that date did not decide affir- matively, though vote of the local governing body or a ref- erendum of the citizens, to continue the rent ceilings on to June 30, 1951. 3. Any community could rote itself out from under controls any time before December 31. No community could restore controls after they were lifted. House Speaker Rayburn (D.- Tex.) told President Truman he is confident the House will pass the bill. Representative Wolcott of Michigan, senior banking commit- tee Republican, predicted the House vote will be close. Administration leaders over-rode Republican opposition yesterday to press the measure through the Sen- ate. On passage there, 30 Demo- crats were joined by six Republi-! Lawmakers who reported the new cans in support of the bill. Oppos-! expansion discussion said no figure ing were 23 Republicans and estimated for this venture, but D.C.Arnold J0f Mill City Dead i I Philadelphia Dr. Duma C. 1 Arnold, 58, Minneapolis, collapsedj lands died of a heart attack, lastj I night while walking with his wife, I Dr. Anna W. Arnold, on the Uni-! Iversity of Pennsylvania campus, j The doctor and his wife both ob- stetricians, were overnight on a. stopping vacation here trip. More Atomic Weapons Asked By Congressmen Expansion of A-Bomb Program Under Discussion still larger expansion of the A-bomb and H- bomb program may be recommend- ed !oy the Senate-House atomic committee. This was indicated today by law-i makers who reported that the sub-' ject had come up in a closed door meeting of the committee with members of the Atomic Energy commission. One member predicted the com- mittee would go along with any new request from the commission. He asked not to be quoted by name. Senator McMahon chai-man of the committee, has said in public twice recently that he thought the nation ought to au getting their fair share spend more of its defense money wealth of this great atomic weapons. Truman said. Balanced Budget Sought In Face of New Inflation IBoth also received their degrees in i Pennsylvania. i g Truman Lays Down Goals of 'Fair Deal'Plan Washington "Trli- man laid down the goals of his "fail- deal" program yesterday to a radio farm group which called at the White House to pay their respects. "All we are striving for is to have business and industry, and la- bor and the farmer on an equal By Jack Bell r Washington Fresh fears of inflation prompted bipartisan pro- posals today that Congress get busy on the job of balancing the budget. Senator Douglas (D.-I11.) told a reporter he regards the threat of inflation caused by rises in whole- sale prices as serious, but possibly not dangerous. "It strengthens the case for re- ducing expenditure and balancing the cash the bsst in- flation said Douglas, who agrees with the Truman adminis- tration on about everything but its monetary policies. Senator Taft of Ohio, chairman of the G.O.P. policy committee, said in a separate interview that a vig- orous drivb is going to be made in the Senate .-to- cut appropriations back to the point of government revenue. "We are adding steadily to the inflationary trend with a deficit that is running about half a billion dol- lars a he said. Douglas suggested that the fed- eral reserve board wait a month or two to see how the price trend pro- gresses. If prices still are going up then, he said the board ought to sell securities in the open market to force government bonds down slightly. been spent since. year, after I Association of Radio Farm Direc-j "I would hope that the treasury, Sparkplug Sticks In Boy's Head Newark, N. J. Nine-year- Work Costly The President climbed up on an The atomic program cost an es-liron bench on the lawn near his timated to perfect to make his off-the-cuff re- first bomb, and bilh'ons more to members of the National inch sparkplug sticking out of hisj forehead when they brought him' to city hospital yesterday. Doctors lifted the sparklplug out in an operation that took 1% hours. It had been embedded half an inch in Lamont's skull, over the right eye. The boy said a school companion with whom he had refused to share a box of crackers rusty sparkplug at him, and there it stuck. Doctors reported his condition as said 'his brain had' not the announcement of the Russian tors. jon the other hand, wouldn't insist atomic explosion, President Tru-j He recalled that he used to be supporting bond prices and Mud, Debris Delays Traffic On Highway 61 Rainfall in City Totals 2.18 Inches; Some Crop Damage been injured. Both boys are Ne- 42 Feared Lost In Crash of French Airliner By Al Olson Drenching rains up to five Inches in some accompanied by window-rattling thunder and bril- liant lightning, hit the Winona area Monday night in a, storm that dam- aged roads, railroad tracks, farm- lands and sent the Root river on its third flood within four months. 'The' 'heavy June rains came down so fast the soil couldn't absorb the man approved an accelerated atomicifarmer himself and he said his two! would let them fall he! Air expansion program costing at "Grand View, Mo., have Since that expansion go-jthe reputation of being right good head, Mr. Truman has also di-j farmers." He still listens to farm rected continued work toward the more powerful hydrogen bomb. southern Democrats. 12-Hour Filibuster The Senate vote came after Sen- ator Cain who filibus- it could well run into hundreds of I millions of dollars. Endorsement of the project by the Senate-House atomic commit- tered 12 hours against the bill last tee would not provide any money, on to weigh had 44 to 25, a Re- ever, as to have much faith in Canada reciprocates for stopping the cold war by wishing. (Continued on Page 16, column 1.) ALSOP Jap Newspaper Urges Bases for U. S. On Island By William Jorden Canadian laws in which more than 50 per cent of the outstanding vot- ing stock is owned by individual residents c' Canada, other than U. S. citizens, will be exempt from any taxes imposed by the U, S, on ac- cumulated or undistributed earn- ings, profits, income or surplus. Canada grants a similar exemption to U. S. .corporations. _ Dividendes and interest paid by a Tokyo A major Japanese ICanadian corporation to someone newspaper, Jiji Shimpo of Tokyo, other than a U. S. resident citizen more than 183 days in the U. a but j pubiican move to send the bill back banking cornmittee. In the windup of the heated de- bate. Senator Bricker (R.-Ohio) assailed the bill as "an attractive U. S. earners in Canada on the same of one country, working jPiece of bait'" no longer than two years in the' Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) said he other, will be exempt from the in- come tax of the country where they are teaching. Corporations organteed under today urged the leasing of bases In Japan to the United States. U. S. defense chiefs. Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson and Gen- eral Omar Bradley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, are in Honolulu en route to Japan to talk with Allied occupation comman- der. General Douglas MacArthur. Jiji Shimpo also urged an early or corporation will be exempt from income taxes imposed by the U. S. Canada reciprocates for U. 3. cor- porations. Directors fees for services at meetings held in one country shall be exempt from tax by the other. Pensions and insurance annuities going from one of the countries to residents of the other shall not be taxed by the country where they originate. peace treaty. "The time is ripe for the signing of a peace treaty as far as this country is the news- paper said in an editorial. The newspaper cautioned Japa- nese to abaondon their hopes for Increases Likely a treaty that would include all of! doesn't believe there is further need for federal controls. He said local communities ought to take care of controls, if they are need- ed, and he added: "I don't know why Congress should act as a. wet nurse for states and cities which won't act for themselves." Overcrowding Cited Senator Douglas (D.-Hl.) said There was no comment from the Atomic commission. New Weapon Hailed In another report on prepared- ness, the Washington Post said to- day the U.S. Army has a "new stable of defensive weapons on the way" that can be "a tremendous trump card in defenses of the West." The Post story said: "They are being counted on to partially replace the atomic bomb as a major deterrent against a So- radio broadcasts nearly every morn- ing at o'clock, he said. Declaring that "the progress in farm organization and farm man- agement has been just as great as it has been in our industrial organ- ization and industrial Mr. Truman added: "We are no more worried about getting enough to eat. The only difficulty we have now is with the distribution system, and if we can get that distribution system organ- ized on the same basis as the farm production system and the indus- trial production system, then most of our domestic problems will be solved. "We are now in the midst of an increase in that (the nation's) im- mense Mr. Truman said, ''and we want to keep that increase on an even basis, so that the indus- trial production, and the farm pro- duction and the distribution of these two productions will be on I The Senate judiciary committee today that an airplane carrying 50 j persons from Indo-China crashed Persiall gulf_ The Hrst re. ersall gu_ e rs re. voted yesterday to make an t said fi passengers and tnree gation of gasoline prices, Taft said the Senate's economy drive is likely to take the form of a substitute for the Taber and Jen- sen amendments which cut the House approved single-package ap- propriation bill to an estimated Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic leader, told reporters administration strategists are con- vinced that the one-package bill won't do the job it was intended to do. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday, little change in temperature. Low tonight 58, high Wednesday 82. LOCAL WEATHER crew members had been rescued. Still in doubt was tie fate of 37 other passengers and five crew members. The plane was reported to have ditched in the gulf north of Bah- rein island, off the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. It was due at Bah- rein last night. Jean Sladek, termed one of the company's veteran pilots was in command of the ship. It was flying from Saigon to Paris. The company said Sladek had logged hours of flying time. In addition to the pilot, the eight- member crew included a co-pilot, two radio operators, two mechan- ics, a hostess and a steward. Air France said it was still hoped viet attack on Western to held stop such an assault it Maximum, minimum, 62; "Besides atomic artillery and guided missiles with atom warheads recently mentioned as under devel- opment by top Army officials, two a basis that everybody can have Official observations for the 24 ja fair share, and at a price thatj hours ending m. today: I we can afford to pay. i "I think that is the objective of what you might name the fair deal program of the present administra- Mr. Truman said. there still is "overcrowding in m0re conventional answers to'Bus- take all rent controls off at as light recoiiies rifles fir- time would mean tremendous in- creases in rents." ing hollow shaped shells and a new "squash head" projectile which Controls -now touch about one- aims at knocking out a tank "not half the dwellings thatjby punching a hole in it but by were under rent ceilings in 1946. the blast effect." The last several rent law exten- sions have had various provisions for decontrol through actions by the federal rent administrator, state legislatures, and local boards and governing bodies. New Steel Price Japan's wartime enemies, Russia and China. "It is a foregone conclusion that the Soviet Union wiD not parti- cipate in the coming peace con- ference for Japan without 1rou- ble." Jiji said. MacArthur is expected to tell defense chiefs here next week that Japan's government is willing to Cleveland New boosts in steel prices are expected soon, it was reported today at the conven- tion of the National Association of Purchasing Agents. Fred G. Syburg, of Milwaukee, chairman of the group's steel com- mittee, said the price trend "is definitely upward." Major producers have made no have American troops stay on af-1 announcement yet, he reported, ter a peace treay is signed. Secretary Johnson and General but small mills have been increas- ing prices with "considerable fre- Bradley are due here Saturday. he said. Loss Over In S. D. Fire Iroquois, S. Heilesen today set loss at more than in a. fire which destroyed the gen- eral store he operated here. Flames of unknown origin swept the struc- ture yesterday. Gustaf 92 Friday Stockholm King Gustaf V of Sweden will celebrate his 92nd birthday Friday. The world's old- est moiiarch, he has ruled Sweden nearly 43 years. Engravers Authorize. Strike at La Cross.e La Crosse, ac- tion was voted Monday by U.A.W.- C.I.O. employes of the Northern Engraving Manufacturing Com- pany, if such is needed to enforce demands for a 21-cent hourly pay boost. The current labor contract ends June 30. noon, 76: precipitation, 2.18; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomor- row at Additional weather on Page 15. Debate to Liberalize Social Security Opens By John Chadwick George (D.-Ga.) said today a more liberal social security program is needed to protect additional millions of citizens and give them reasonable retirement benefits. Chairman of the Senate finance committee, he opened debate on a bill which would add nearly persons to the now covered by the old-age and survi-( sharply burden Qn the states and crease Denent payments. i x governrnent for old age re- Administration leaders are hope- u h id m prepared senate T 4- riMll f ini 1171 T.Vl r- i- 2 From State on Soo Locks Group WasWngion President Tru- man last night named Julius H. ful that the Senate will finish with the bill early next week. It is a revised version of a measure pass- ed by the House last October. Its enactment is a key part of the administration program. George said that a higher level of benefits is long overdue. He not- ed that the retirement system's benefit formula has been unchang- ed since 1939 "despite the sharp increase in prices and wage levels that have occurred since that Barnes of Duluth and Thomas W.I time." Walsh St Paul, members' of a Higher benefits, together with nine-man committee to plan a Soo the proposed expansion of cover- Locks centennial celebration for age and easing of eligibility re- 1955. Iquirements, will help to lessen the speech. George said that a provision in year. the Senate bill greatly liberalizing eligibility requirements for older workers is designed to shift im- mediately "part of the public as- sistance burden to the insurance system." He estimated that addi- tional beneficiaries would be add- ed to the insurance system's rolls in 1951 through its adoption. He said the bill would continue to exclude farmers and certain professional groups "because there has been little indication that they desire coverage at this time." water and fields of grain and new- corn were flooded in imany places. r Rushford reported approximately five inches downpour, Lanesboro had 3.15 inches, while here in Wi- nona 2.18 inches fell. Highway 61 Blocked Streams and dry-runs were turned into raging torrents within a short time. Traffic was blocked on high- way 61 in several places by mud and debris washed down from hills by the storm. Concrete caved -in above Lake City after being undermined by the torrents. Telephone connections in the area were severed and remained out in many places today. Trains on the Southern Minnesota branch of the Milwaukee railroad were forced to back' into Hokah this morning as a result of washouts between there and Rushford. Highway 76 between Houston and Caledonia was closed to traffic this morning as a result of the flooding Root river. At Rushford one 90-acre corn field just east of town was wiped out by the rains and flood waters, as were other similar fields between Lanesboro and Hokah. Tributaries of the Root were al- ready dropping late this morning and the peak of the flood was ex- pected at Hokah this afternoon. Filled to over-flowing by run-off waters from the hills and from numerous creeks, the troublesome Root river flooded some of the same the crash was received from Cal- to pany announcement said. An official at Air'Prance the plane's passenger list had not (reported been received in Paris yet but of f Rushford Area Hard Hit Worst damage in the Root river valley seemed to be in the Rush- ford arear according to early re- and'Lanesboro both water in the river, believed all aboard were of French nationality except one displaced person without a passport. The Paris office, he said, had received no advisory cables that any government officials or well- known personalities were aboard. Badger '49 Dairy Pay Madison, Farmers in Wisconsin received in 1949 for milk, cream and butter, the federal-state crop reporting service reported today. The figure repre- sented 12 per cent of the nation's cash farm income for milk and dairy products. And, the service said, if current prices and production continue, the state' income will be larger this Total milk production last year was pounds. Injured Driver Succumbs at Sparta Sparta, Sparta taxi driver whose cab was hit by a troop train, Saturday died early today. He was Fred Jackson, 54, whose cab was struck at a Milwaukee Road crossing by a train carrying troops to Camp Williams. However, nearer Rushford the river poured out into freshly-plantr ed fields, tearing out corn and grain crops in all directions. Water in some places was report- ed within six inches of flooding roads. And this morning residents at Rushford said the river was con- tinuing to rise after the all-night rains. What bothers the Root river val- ley residents even more is the fact that additional rain has been pre- dicted for this afternoon in the area, clearing tonight, however. Field Washed Out At Hokah, Thompson creek went on the rampage once again, along with Union creek. The streams con- verged on what used to be Lake Como and did hundreds of dollars damage to a field used by Joe Mon- arch. r The Hokah fanner saw swirling flood waters wash out his entire corn crop planted in the dried-up lake bed. Mrs. John Wooley, who lives on a farm just on the outskirts of the village, jokingly' told friends Mon- day noon that her garden was just coming up and that her house was finally being made liveable after being completely flooded last April. 'All we need now Is another laughed Mrs. Wooley. Todays with rising waters of the Root threatening her property once (Continued on Pace 15, column 2.) FLOODS   

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