Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, March 9, 1948

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

March 09, 1948

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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - March 9, 1948, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin THE WEATHER For Wisconsin: Generally fair and quite cold tonight and Wednesday. No decided change in temperature. Local weather facts for 24 hours preceding 7 a. m.: Maximum 37; minimum -2. A V E lAj NEWS P E R Join the RED CROSS March 7-13 Thirty-Fourth Wisconsin Rapids, Tuesday, March 9, 1948 Single Copy Five Cents Mac Arthur Makes Bid For Top Position on Republican Ticket GOVERNOR ATTENDS at the speaker's table at the Republican party rally held Monday night at PittsviUe are (left to right) County Clerk J. A. Schindler; Jack Rouse, Marinette, executive secretary of the state GOP; Henry P. Baldwin, chairman of the Wood county Republican voluntary committee; Mrs. W. W. Clark, Vesper; Assemblyman Clark; Governor Oscar Rennebohm; Mrs. Henry P. Baldwin; and H. V. Higley chairman of the Republican party. (Tribune Photo) County Rally Hears Rennebohm Review State Business Methods Terming government of the state the "biggest business in Wiscon- Governor Oscar Rennebohm Monday night at PittsviUe told some 300 Wood county Republicans that "this is your business, and as good citizens it's necessary that you know what the party is doing." In an informal report to the taxpayers and voters of the state, the governor spoke of the achievements of his administration and stressed the importance of introducing business methods and economies in state government. "Your he declared, "is just exactly what you make it. If you don't care, there are many hands to pick it are too many in America today who don't love America." The governor spoke at a Repub- lican rally at the PittsviUe Com- munity hall attended by state lead- ers of the party as well as county officials and Wood county members of the GOP. Introduced by Clark Gov. Rennebohm WdS introduced by Assemblyman W. W. Clark, Ves- per, who in turn was presented by toastmaster Henry P. Baldwin.. Wisconsin Rapids, chairman of the Wood county Republican voluntary committee. Emphasizing the importance of State government, the governor as- serted, "no private business in the State compares with it in Discussing a new system of audit- ing and budgeting which now re- Finland Picks Leftists For Moscow Talks Helsinki Finland picked a leftist-tinged delegation today for the Moscow talks on a Russian-Fin- nish treaty of friendship and mutual assistance, a government member said. Government quarters said they ex- pected the negotiations to begin on or about March 20. The seven-man Finnish delegation will be headed weekly report from state by Premier Mauno Pekkala. There departments, he declared, "It's hard Advice on Cut is Conflicting Tax Washington Senators taxes today. Believe 100 Killed In Ammo Explosion Madison (JP) General Mac- Arthur's statf-ment he would ao Shanghai A Chinese am- munition dump exploded at Tsingtao today, leveling a city block and causing 250 casualties. An estimated 100 were killed. U. S. navy sources here said the Wiscon- who have always had faith in President Truman s expected veto. terd th dis d am them- supported Frankfurter's stand. j Douglas Mac Arthur, are proud to Other matters occupying congress included foreign aid, the loyalty in- vestigation of Dr. Edward U. Con- don, cotton prices, oleomargarine, and transportation. Representative Keefe (R-W i s.) told the house he believes "certain big interests" are forcing up the price of cotton. He said "huge spec- ulators see in the proposed govern- ment purchases of cotton an oppor- tunity for another colossal clean- up." Transportation Issue J. Monroe Johnson, director of defense transportation, told a sen- ate probe subcommittee that "every common carrier of persons or prop- erty" in America, outside of buses and pipelines, is "on the rocks." He urged approval of a resolution which would establish a department of transportation at cabinet level. The b u 11 e r-vs.-oleo controversy got going full swing before the house agriculture committee. Dr. H. J. Deuel, Jr., a Califor- nia college professor, testified that "butter is in no way superior to margarine" and urged the commit- tee to approve legislation removing "restrictive" taxes on oleomargar- ine. Jackson, while S'oing along with' be able to present to the American i Frankfurter and Black's opinion in'people, regardless of party, the one Justice Black, author of the ma-'general, said he felt it might bring, American who if elected president will stop Communism in its tracks. Lauds General Phillip F. LaFollette, three-time governor of Wisconsin, said at Raleigh, N. C., "Douglas MacArthur has never shirked any responsibility in the service of his country. I have never had any doubt that if the country called for his leadership in this critical period, he would re- spond." Russia maintain- selves as to exactly how much' ground their ruling will cover. Jus jority opinion, upheld an atheist a deluge of suits, mother's complaint that religious education classes held in Cham- paign, 111., schools violate the con- stitutional requirements for separa- tion of church and state. Only Jus- tice Reed dissented. To be Separate "The first amendment (to the con- Black said, "rests upon the premise that both religion and Accuse U.S. Of Western Power Plot government can best work to achieve ed today that the United States is their lofty aims if each is left free engineering a western power scheme to divide Europe and in- from the other. The first amend- ment has erected a wall between the crease military strength in Ger- church and the state which must be many for aggression against the kept high and impregnable." Mrs. V a s h t i McCollum, who brought the original suit against the Champaign school board, said the decision has "safeguarded our Soviet Union. In a note to the United States, Britain and France, Russia declar- ed the western powers are trying to build up military potential in school system from sectarian domi-lthe Ruhr so as to "turn western nation." A self-styled atheist, she had com- plained that her eldest son, James Terry, now 12, was "embarrassed" because he was the only one in his class who did not take religious in- struction. Classes Held Europe into a strategic base for American with the imperialism purpose of Europe aggression council representing Protestant, Catholic and Jewish faiths present- Flames Wreck Hancock Cafe of unknown origin gutted the Chatter Box cafe here Parents' permission the school board against the U. S. S. R." The note was made public last night at a news conference. Rus- sian officials said it was delivered Saturday. It did not say what ac- take T, tion the government intends to Under the Champaign plan a ocal Qn jts inte tation of events. The Soviet note rejected a Brit- ish reply to an earlier Russian ance was voluntaryand onlywith 1 early this morning. Damage to the building1, which is owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Wandrey, was estimated at by Fire Chief George Baum. The fire was discovered about and firemen of both the Hancock and Plainfield fire departments bat- tled the blaze for two hours in zero weather. At one time the fire spread through a crack into the adjoining ed religious education classes once'protest against a recent three pow. a week in the public schools. Attend-1 or confercnce in London on Ger. many's future. That conference, the Soviet note charged, violated the Potsdam agreement of 1945. (The conferees agreed Saturday explained. It paid there was no ex- tra cost to taxpayers. John L. Franklin, attorney for the on future international control of Champaign school board, said the, yle Runr and a federalized form high court, by its decision, has government for western Ger- acted into law its that, niariy.) religion should be quarantined to the home and the church." In addition, the Russian note con- tended, the major western powers "I do not believe that this decision are trying to liquidate the four- will live in our he said. power council of foreign ministers. This view was echoed by Repre- Britain and America merged Hancock theater but it i tentative Landis (R-Ind.) who said: their occupation zones in western guished before any damage resulted to the theater. The Wandreys, who have been in business for about a year and a half, said the loss is covered by in- surance. 'n of religious education Germany so that they would not in schools. It will not hurt anybody. have to demilitarize that area "nor Says British Need U. S. Aid in 1948 London (IP) Sir Stafford of Blacks views. Cripps told parliament today British! Frankfurter said there may be economy will collapse unless sub- othel Vlmi of cooperation between stantial U. S, aid comes this year. The chancellor of the exchequer said in a White Paper that only the Marshall plan can prevent RELEASE U. S. PAIR may need a constitutional, liquidate their military enterprises amendment to clarify the situation." j in Germany." the Russian note de- Chief Justice Vinson and Justices clared. Douglas, Murphy, Jackson, Frank- furter, Rutledge and Burton agreed with Black. i But Jackson and Frankfurter wrote separate opinions disagreeing Magnwson to Ask Clemency LaFollette is a candidate for dele- gate-at-large to the GOP national convention on the MacArthur slate. He served on the general's staff during the war. Earlier, in a speech before the Raleigh Executives club, LaFollette praised MacArthur's efforts to con- Dewey of New York, Sen. Robert. Ohio, former Gov E. Stassen of Minnesota and Guv. Earl Warren of California. No Party Named The supreme commander ia lapan named no party in his an- MEETING IS CALLED of General MacArthur newest en- try in the Republican presidential called a meeting in Milwaukee next week to boom hia bid for the GOP nomination. War- ren Wright, Chicago banker, an- nounced plans for the meeting as national coordinator of the Mac- Arthur for America Clubs. He said about 20 MacArthur cam- paign leaders from 10 states will attend. nouncement that he would accept "any public duty to which I might be called by the American people." But his statement took note of the fact that his name has been en- Japanese people "to a freeltered in the Wisconsin Republican way of life through education and primary next month. Also, only 10 power of example." Two Drivers Face Charges After Crashes Four accidents on city streets Monday caused property dam- age and brought two drivers into justice court this morning. George M. Andres, 37, Route 1, Rudolph, pleaded not guuty this morning to a charge of driving while under the influence of intoxi- cants. Trial in Donald E. Rwland's justice court was scheduled for March 12, and Andres was released after posting bond. Crashes Into Truck He was arrested following a col- lision between his car and a truck driven by George R. Goubba, 3U, Stevens Point, Monday afternoon in the 100 block on East Grand ave- nue. Police said Andres' car struck the rear of the truck as both were diiving east. Damage was estimat- ed at Richaid F. Haasl, 20, 520 Fifth avenue north, pleaded guilty in Justice Holland's court this moin- ing to passing at an intersection and was fined and costs uf He was anestfcd following an ac- cident at the corner of Fourth nue and High street af- teinoon when hi.s car stiuck one days ago, the general sent a mes- sage to GOP headquarters in which he said: "The Republican party has never deviated from the propo- sition that all political power re- sides in the people." In his announcement last night, MacArthur said: "I have been informed that peti- tions have been filed in Madison signed by many of my fellow citi- zens of Wisconsin, presenting my name to the electorate for consider- ation at the primary on April 6. I am deeply grateful for this spon- taneous display of friendly confi- dence. No man could fail to be pro- foundly stirred by such a publia movement in this hour of momen- tous import, national and interna- tional, temporal and spiritual." Would Accept "While it seems unnecessary fo? me to repeat that I do not actively seek or covet any office and have no plans for leaving my post in 11 Historic Firsts of The Tri-Cities Compiled by "Falter Wood, mostly from the notes, records, newspaper clippings and correspondence at the late George N. Wood. 1873 The tryout of Grand Rapids' first file engine, purchased in 187J, was described as follows in the columns school and religious groups which But he insisted Majjnuson, town drivRii by Albert F. Cichy. 62, 841 of the Wood County Reporter. Cameron, convicted of murder in Eaat Giand Police taiJ t April 21, 1923, and Cichy was making a left tuin as Jlaasl tried to pas-j him while both cai'o were diivint> t'oith on Fourth. that same day to a term in the state prison at Waupun, wholesale unemployment, distress' Nurenbcrg, and dislocation of production. The high officials of the American war summary predicted Britons would crimes prosecution staff returned abollt }iarch get less food and clothing. It said to Nurenberg safoly today after 27 Mafnuson was that, without the Marshall plan, hours in the custody of armrd Rus- i there is "no prospect of a decent sian soldiers within the Soviet-oc- standard of living for years." I cupied zone of Germany. has published notice that he will file Damage I SCOUT LEADERS MEET A roundtable meeting for Boy Scout, Cub Scout and Senior Scout j leaders is scheduled for this evening at the courthouse annex here. Topics for discussion includ scrap paper col- for discussion include scrap paper collections, Cub pow-wow, council ro- deo, summer camp reservations, leadership training, and use of the i Wood County Normal school gym by i Scout groups. an appeal for executr, clemency with Governor Oscar Rennebohni corner of Ninth strc-'.'tn at convicted in the bomb slaying in 1922 of Mrs. John R. Chapman and the maiming of An intersection collision at the and Sat atoga Monday moinm? cau-i'd damage to litdiiick Bender, cai- and Ficd Sr., 711 Atomic Science Qets a New Start With Man-Made Mesons Berkeley, Cal. (JP) science got off to an exciting new duced in the University of Califor- start today with mnn-made nia's 4.000 ton cyclotron. her husband, then chairman of the Saiatoga Tuxhoin suffered mighty which heretofore Wood county board of supervisors. The sentence imposed by the late Judge Byron B. Park after a tun-day trial in cucuit court that commanded national attention. After serving ten years in prison, Magnui-on was committed to the hospital for the criminal insane at Waupun in 1930. Later he was made Dr. Lawrence said'laboratory me-' a trusty, and while serving in that a biui.-O'l light fort head but did not rujiiire im ilical tu .itrrent Thccaia tngithci as Bendei was dnv- i ing wot and Tuxhfrn muth. An accident in the Mead-Witter parking lot on Thud avenue rorth causp'i .SlO damage to cais driven! by YA illiam Urcssen, o-3, Route 1, i and Joseph B. Doishorat. I 1, Milladore. Police .-aid' botn. cars had btvn bac _ ______ have been produced only by nature, sons will give scientists their best capacity in 1940 he escaped. The achievement ends a notable j tool for finding out just what parti- A note ln hls !ocker up. and that when stop- race among scientists in America, cles there are in the nuclei of atoms, stated that ho wa.-, taking a vaca- Drt.-swi backed into him. Europe and perhaps elsewhere. They j However, there will be no immediate tlon" to which he felt working _ agreed that artificial production of practical application, he added. De- the state for years entitled Woman IS Killed by a meson would be the greatest thing spite the atom bomb, little is known h'm- Magnuson later was appro- p r iaS From in atomic research since the dis- covery of Uranium fission in 1939, which led to the atom bomb. Production of mesons in the labor- about the insidos of atoms. Dr. Lawrence, civiiit? credit to his bended while working at Chicago. Magnuson was convicted on cir- 1 Madison (.P) Mrs. William B. C. T. Rogers, the general agent, aimed on Monday and immediately set to work to clean 'er up, piepatatoij to in- spection by the mayor and council. The details of the contract having been found to be fulfilled, thp trial of he1' powet came o'f Tutsday af- ternoon. Kveivbody tu-ned out to witr.i'ss the spoit T''ie ots had the apptiirar.ee o'" J. rol.'bv. "Thf engnif wa- pbc-a at the old ffiiy (ruvr the pis sont site ile'M -a t -e aitai-lu-'l tot ot 1'he fuel foi th" of sappy pine slabs- tr.e noonst quality of coal that one meets in many a In fact the coal was of such 'no account' that it was finally abandoned. "in four after applying the match thoie were 3 pounds oi steam, 15 pounds in 5 "'2 minutes, and in (j'j mmuu-s she commenced throwing water. The distance the water was thrown was farther than guaranteed. The for 2UU feet of hose was 122 feet. She went over 125 feet. With feet ol staff and to 'British researchers, cumstantial evidence pieced together Nicholson, 76, was killed and her hose out. the boys went to throwing .termed the accomplishment "one of by some of the nation's leading husband, 75, was overcome by gas'water over the cupola of the Rab- atorv for the first time was an-1 the great milestones of all time in criminologists, but he stoutly denied escaping from a stove burner m hn House. Inoiinccd yesterday by Dr. Ernest 0. fundamental atomic research." his guilt. their home last m-ht. Revived by "The trial was satisfactory be- I Lawrence, famed atom smasher, and Mesons are important because police, Nicholson said he and his yond all doubt even for the few James IB. Fisk, research director of they are the most powerful particles TWO MEN ESCAPE became ill while sitting in their j who had thought it a wild scheme known to science and because they i J. Riley kitchen. the atomic energy commission. The potent particles, which even- tually may point the way to atomic energv far greater than that pro- before thev can solve any remaining I jail by sawing cell bars and fleeing the burner apparently failed to ig- __ _ I, _ _ _________ for our young city to invest have something to do with nucle'i Stone reported today that two men' Police reported they found one! for this protection against fire, which researchers must learn about! had escaped from the Sank county burner open on the stove and that1 Some claimed that it was the best _