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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO VOTE- POLLS CLOSE AT 8 P.M. Cloudy Tonight, Wednesday; Some Rain VOLUME 50, NO. 175 FiVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 12, 1950 Election Returns On KWNO Tonight SIXTEEN PAGES ounci ng for 1951 Tax Cut; ing Levy Set Vote Nullifies Objection By Aldermen Unanimous Vote Recorded by Education Board Republicans Sweep Maine Re-elect Three Congressmen And Governor By Gordon Hclte The Winoaa board of education Monday night reaffirmed its stand on the controversial school building sinking fund by adopting over city council objection the ten- mill levy for school building pur- poses for the next fiscal year. Last night's board action easily overrode the council veto of the ten-mill levy and was taken by unanimous agreement of the eight board members present at the reg- ular September session. On the roll call vote. Board Pres- ident John Borzyskowski, Clarence P. Hartner, Dr. P. A. Mattison, Hale A, Stow, Gocrge W. Richman, Arthur F. Bowm-in and Harry P. Zywlck! ill voted in favor of main- taining the ten-mill levy for anoth- er year. Dr. Philip v.R. Keise, the. other board member, had notified the board that other commitments prevented him from attending last night's session. Actually, the board needed only seven "Yes" votes to muster the three-quarter majority required by law to override the council veto. Also significant was the fact that in the two previous years In which the board has failed to comply with the council request for a re- duced sinking fund levy, there was some discussion among members over the matter of the levy. No Compromise Last night, however, no hint of compromising on the previously- passed ten-mill figure entered In- to the budget discussion. An important factor in this re- spect, probably, is that in the two previous instances of council rejec- tion of the board-approved levy, aldermen requested that a lower levy be used until an actual build- UrOgi alTl W 35 Illll-ld-fccU. T( j---wv-.'.iaiv. i j T'VJ-vxAi.i-nMe' Two years ago, the board com- foreign arms program was forecast today as Eldred, Fa. fcignt peisons promised on a five-null levy after h d ne proposals to bring Turkey and Spain into the North At-j were reported killed today in an the council had requested a act explosion at the National Powder ._ ___1 1__1 i.__ _ _ _ r_nn Jn-fnnr-n H6 3jT A terrific blast rocked the plant G.O.P. Campaign Stressed Truman's Conduct of War Proposed City, Schools Tax Budget Owners And Volunteers examine the wreckage of small craft which had been battered against the sea wall atrWollaston beach, near Quincy, Mass., today as a high surf pounded the Massachusetts shore- line after a hurricane backlash. CA.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Aid of Turkey, Spain Requested By Jack Bell Senate appropriations Pennsylvania Powder Plant Blast Kills 8 committee approval of PortJand, Me. Three Re- publican congressmen who berat- ed the Truman administration for "inviting" war in Korea were re- elected yesterday. j The eighth straight sweep of ma-j jor Maine offices also carried Gov-j ernor Frederick G. Payne to a sec-i ond term. Even though Maine's reputation as a weathervane state withered] in the 30's, the election was watch-] ed for clues to November results in] the other 47 states. Miss Lucia M. Cormier, Demo- cratic national committeewoman, gave Representative Robert Hale the fright of his political life. Kale's margin in the first district was narrowest he's had in winning five consecutive terms. Representative Frank Fellows !was returned to a sixth term in the third district, defeating John V. JKeenan (D.) almost two to one. Charles P. Nelson, Maine's 'freshman congressman, was a Ifour to three winner over John J. JMaloney, Jr., (D) in the second I district. i Payne had a margin of lover Earl E. Grant A third gubernatorial candidate, States Righter Leland B. Currier, was negligible factor. Two years the governor's margin was Percentagewise he also fell offi __ 61 per cent compared to 65 two] years ago. In the last however, a' Republican governor _. __.___j. in AC Budget 1950-51 GENERAL FUND Salaries................. Printing, stationery City Hall Election 5.600 Municipal court Weights, measures Engineering............ Health Poor Streets Treasury Public lighting.......... Armory 850 Weed inspection 625 Recreation Contingent Athletic parks Garbage disposal Storm sewers Sewers Levee wall repair Veterans service........ Assessor Cash Balance April Total Less receipts Estimate 1951-52 300 850 725 Plus Taxes for Uncollected From Budget 1950-51 Bond Fund............ Fire Fund Police Fund Park Fund Library Fund 36.050 Fire Relief Fund Police Relief Fund...... Bath Fund Band Fund Total all funds School General Fund School Building Fund 3.179 63 mill figure, and list year ten mills j 'Fhe raijitary aid fund was part of a emergency defense were levied despite the council's bm expected to get the committee's ok after disposal of some rela- proposal for two. Last July the school board ap- proved a budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 1951, with 897.35 requested for the general school fund and the ten-mill levy for the sinking fund. Several days later, the finance committee of the city council re- turned the proposed budget to the board with the notation that it approved the general school fund budget but recommended that the levy for r.he sinking fund be reduced to five r-.iihs. This year, however, the school, board has entered into the first Voting in City Running Light, Survey Shows lively minor r.s [President Truman's request for JS139.000.000 to move key bureaus ]out of Washington. i Some senators frowned on the I dispersal proposal, already shelved j in the House. They argued any jsuch move now might be regarded as panic'in the face of possible atomic bomb attack. The big emergency bill carries cash for new war planes and i other equipment to buiid up Amer- ican military might. President i Truman asked for the funds niter about ten Per cent of the j outbreak of war in Korea. winona's registered voters had beeni The foreign phases of plfjto the polls shortly before noon to- fund struction _. gram which will cost an estimated day. Lincoln School Plans are now being prepared for the construction of a. new Lin- coln school at a previously-estimat- A survey conducted by The Re- publican-Herald showed that ap- proximately one-tenth cf the regis- bring this year's total outlays in that field to 000 and some senators said Spain and Turkey now outside the North Atlantic mutual defense set- up _ ought to share in it. tration lists had been checked off I. Senator Cain b a c k ed cost of about S500.000 and the voting places. Primary board contends that it is impossi- ,siri thp vnt. "ve-vl i We to reduce its sinking fund levy T? the V0te ifrom a two months' trip to Eur- Eirea two miles about a.m. north C.S.T. of Eldred Eldred is located 18 miles east of Bradford. "Unofficially eight persons were reported killed and possibly five or ten reported a telephone official. "The eight were killed out- Said the official to be narnsd: I was downtown who declined when the ex- Estimate 1951-52 Total city Included about in bonds. Included about in bonds. Included, about in bonds. 1951-52 tax the city and the also polled 61 per cent in 1946. i Thi_ With only a few small and scat-] tne changes made by the city council last night at its first budget tered precincts missing, the unof and Grant Currier 944. Hale and Cormier Nelson and Maloney Fellows and Keenar, Gubernatorial campaigning was at the state level. But the con- gressmen hammered away at one issue how the Truman adminis- tration handled Asiatic prob- lems. The gist of their charges by plosion occurred. At first I thought! ineptness and bungling Truman 'aides particularly. Secretaries Acheson of State and Johnson of meeting, including the raise of up to voted for all city employes next May 1. It does not, however, include the appropriation for water service to Glen View addition. the whole town blew up. Windows broke everywhere." The blast shattered windows in houses two miles from the scene and was heard ten miles away. It .occursd in one of the mix houses of the National Powder Company which makes nitroglyc- erine and dynamite. Reported deaths were among employes of the company. The in- jured were being taken to hospitals at Bradford and Clean, N. V. T. T. Cook, secretary of the pow- told the Senate yesterday that der company, said the plant's mix during a period of needed construc- tion. A talk with the architect retain- ed for the Lincoln school project last night further strengthened board's belief that the ten-mill levy light" to "slow. Turkey and Spain are prepar- jed and willing to fight now if Bus- house was demolished and sever- al nearby buildings were damaged. He declined to estimate the More men than women had moves on Western Europe. He H, v i. 'urged quick American aid toiamount of damage, this morning, the check r.oipr nations, which! For instance ac the strengthn other nationSi -We have no ea what callsed third sajd are reduced practically to j the he saivi. must be maintained. During a discussion with B. O. Boyum of the firm of Boyum, Schubert and Sorenscn who are making the olans and women for the Lincoln school, board of the third ward, 42 men had hand" and "sling-shot" ed the election'site, whereas onlyifenses. 26 women had voted. The same Senator Russell an ap- true e third precinct of Propriations committee member, a reporter he ttunks Spate and had theirjTurkey ought to be akeu into bers were told has that the Korean posed new emergency nas puseu lems in building construction ana that the cost of materials in some) has election Jmout, was Atlantic pact I mediately. defense lineup un- de- The powder company, which manufactures high explosives for commercial use, is the largest in- dustry in this small community of several thousand persons. Eldred is about four miles from the New York state border In northwestern Pennsylvania. Cavalrymen Take Peak Near Taegu First cavalrymen stormed uphill through a withering day-long barrage of Red Korean gunfire and at dusk won a in Korea. the She were! The troopers in battalion north of Taegu. at. heavy cost. claimed the Republicans harping on Korea merely to hide their own political sins. It was "penny wise and pound to check what was officially called line. "the The hill had been held by an outpost of some Red Kore- ans, massed for a fresh assault up- foolish" Republican economies andlon the South Korean provisional outright obstructionsim, the capital. Another outpost remained crats claimed, that caused Ameri-jon a nearby peak, can reverses in the Orient. j Allied big guns Democrats chided Nelson and hurled a curtain c Fellows for voting against econom- ic aid to Korea. To have given eco- future construction may cost more tonieht and than had been anticipated, the board was convinced even more] Today's primary offers the voters strongly than before that it must an opportunity to help select can- hold to its original levy. Antic'pated Drop Moreover, the schocl board was reminded that an anticipated drop in the taxable value of real estate in the city will result in reduced revenues even if the ten-mill levy was adhered to. Finar.ce Chairman Hale Stow predicted thai the mill value will drop from this year's level to about meaning that during the next fiscal year, ten mills will yield only as much to the sinking fund as nine mills didates who will be up for final election November 7. In Winona county, balloting will be for nomi- nation to eight county offices four of the five district commissioners, sheriff, county attorney, county sen- ator, county representative to the legislature arid the first district representative for Congress. Polls in the city opened at 7 a. m. and will close at 8 p. m. In the outlying districts, opening time var- ied but closing will be the same. Elsewhere in the state, with only two races attracting much atten- to be would during the previous fiscal votln? was expected year. Ilight. Rain predicted for the north- Tne survey of city school eastern sections of the SCHOOL BOARD (state was slowing down the turn- {Continned on Page 11, Column 3) out. Dragged By Under Water Craft Portland, Me. Crew- men of two Portland fishing: draggers have returned from a mysterious ocean tow ride which, they say, scared thenr to dsath, off Brier Island, N, S. Skippers of the 110-foot Cher- okee and tlie 86 foot Evzone told a strange story of how their vessels were towed help- lessly last Wednesda-y night by an underwater object they could not see. Was it zi submarine? Prob- aWy, say Skippers Arthur .W. and Thomas Jordan. They told a newsman it might have been a Russian sub but added that their surmise was based only on their understanding that no American subs were in the area and that Canada has none. Could it have been a whale? No, the skippers say, because whales cannot stay submerged for such lonff periods The tow rides followed each other1. The JEvzone was towed an hour and a Salt, the Chero- kee about 25 minutes. Both craft had their stems dragged beneath the waiter by a terrific haul. They were freed when their cables snapped from whatever was lugging them. "It was a said the skippers. nomic aid without military assist- ance, Nelson answered, would have been "fattening a sitting duck." H Concentration Camp Idea for U. S. Rejected Washington (ffl The Senate today refused, 37 to 35, to tack a "concentration camp" amend- ment on the McCarran anti-Com- munist bill. Earlier the Senate had batted down, 45 to 29, a move to substitute a provision to intern Communists p------ in time of war for a Communist task force a famous West registration the f00tijari star whose name cannot be disclosed now for secur- ity reasons, fought -to close the Corridor's southern gate. big guns and warplanes curtain of stsel at the Reds before the assault. Then the troopers hit the slopes. But the Reds, throwing a bar- rage of artillery, mortar and ma- chinegun fire from the two peaks, stalled the at that point throughout most of Tuesday after- noon Tne troopers finally stormed the summit at nightfall and took it. A. P. Correspondent Jack Mac- beth, who was pinned behind a brick, wall "07 Red gunfire for more than one hour, said capture of hill 314 gave the Allies strong right anchor commanding the Taegu-Ta- bu road. Inland from ihe east coast port of Pohang, a secret Allied task force struck swiftly westward seeking to trap Communist troops blocked from retreat north- ward by a South Korean column. The Beds were strung along a corridor between high peaks. The ran bill. Hemorrhage Fatal To Aitkin Man Ait kin, Olin, 63, AitMn native and former restaurant man in Crosby-Ironton, died at his home here last night following a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been prominent in civic affairs most of his life. Funeral arrangements are pending. Stephen Early Quits As Deputy Defense Chief Washington Stephen Ear- ly resigned today as deputy sec- retary of defense. President Truman accepted the resignation, effective September 30, saying he did so reluctantly. The White House said Early has been trying to quit since he com- pleted the one year of duty he agreed to serve when he accepted the. appointment May, 1949. He is to return to his post as a vice- president of Pullman, Incorporat- ed. Presidential Secretary Charles G. .Ross, who announced Early's action, declined again to comment on a report by a highly placed presidential adviser that Secretary of Defense Johnson is on his way out of the cabinet. Total Budget Slightly Over Monthly Pay Raise to Firemen, Policemen Voted By Adolph Brcmer For the first time in a long time, city of Winona taxes may be down next year. It's still a maybe, however. When the city council sat down- before 1951-52 departmental esti- mates last night for the first time, .he totals looked like this: Including school requirements, which would be about less than for the current year. Then, in four hours of discus- sion, the aldermen: 1. Agreed, with the fire and police board present, to give all city employes up to a- i-monih wage boost next May 1. That'll require about 2. Shaved off the street department 000 for a JIusher and for a stockroom and office and added for painting the city building windows. So whan the evening was over (the firs! of several evenings the council will spend on the the tax budget looked like this: The general fund (the only fund the city council can call its down from to a drop of about That'? roughly five mills, under the new city miil value. General Fund Down, The general fund and the special and board funds, down from 000 to a decrease of about The grand total, including the (schools (whose operating fund is up equal to the decline in expected revenue from its ten-mill building fund down about from the tax budget for the current year. But if the council proceeds with its levy for water services for Gien View, the decrease is cut to about If it restores the appro- priation for the street department, the decrease is down to Then the park-recreation depart- ment wants for a new warm- ing house for the East End skat- ing rink. And Mayor Cy Smith is recom- mending a lay-away plan for fu- ture improvements. So the cut that was pos- sible when tax budget considera- tion could be shaved down to some- thing considerably less. By October 2, .the council has to make up its mind about the en- tire budget. Whatever, it does adopt can be coupled, by the taxpayers, with the smaller tax budget approv- ed by the county board of com- missioners. (That's not a decrease in expenditures, however; mostly just utilization of surplus in the ,road and bridge I When the aldermen and fire and (Continued on Page 3, Column 5) CITY COUNCIL Election Returns StaUi-wide and local returns from Tuttday'i election will be broadcast by KWNO tonight, storting at. o'clock and continuing throughout the evening noti! the JU.TB been determined. The Republican-Herald office will he closed. LISTEN TO KWNO FOR ELECTION RETURNS. Madison Man Killed in Crash Mondovi. Wis. (Special) A man identified as Harry Poster of Madison, Wis., was fatally injured shortly before noon today when lis car. was involved in a head-on col- lision with another automobile near the west city limits here. Foster, believed to have been about 60 years of age, was driving east on highway 10 when his car collided with a westbound car. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Continued cloudiness with some drizzling rain tonight end Wednesday. Low to- night 52, nigh Wednesday 85. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 66; minimum, 56; noon, 61; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomor- row at Additional weather on page 13.   

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