Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
WARMER SATURDAY SUPPORT YOURY.M.C.A. VOLUME 49, NO. 44 WINQNA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 8, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Pact Members Ask A Republican-Herald photos by Merritt Kclley Water Tower Demolished for' a Direct Connection With City Water System. railroading. The Milwaukee railroad's water tower by caUes, starts its toward plunge the end oj a vestige of pioneer raUroaa Run-Off Law In Wisconsin Facing Test Unnecessary Tax Burden on People Charged Portage, Wis. The question' jof whether Wisconsin's now run-j off election law is constitutional j will be put up to the state supreme j court "within a few an] attorney said last night. Attorney Daniel Grady said the high court will be asked to take original jurisdiction in determin- ing constitutionality of the law which says a run-off election must be held if no candidate for supreme court justice or state superintend- ent of public instruction draws majority of the votes cast forj those offices. j Grady made his statement after i Attorney General Thomas Fair- child refused to institute an action] to determine whether the law isi constitutional. The request for action by Fair- ms 8 Nations Appeal To U. S. for Help U. S. Secretary Of State Dean Acheson, left, gestures as he informally with British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, center, and French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman at the State department in Washington today as they concluded their conference on a unified German occupation policy. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) child was made by Carl C. Fred- By John M. Hightower European members of the North Atlantic alliance urgently appealed to the United States today for help m rearming They were told in an official reply that a military aid pro- gram is being prepared for presentation to Congress. a separate statement, Secretary of State Acheson declared that v ense State Government Costs Increase erick of Columbus on the heels An a separaw. of Tuesday's election. At that time _ European requests and this government's response "in no sense Circuit Judge Edward J. Gehl ule _ _ reoresent a price tag to be placed and Municipal Judge Elmer Good The Aisops McCloy May Take Clay Job (Stewart Alsop is en route to Japan, China and Southeast Asia. His dispatches from there will 'begin arriving shortly.) By Joseph Alsop the rule seemsj Powers Set to End Biennium Fund Asked Rule Over Germans In Western Sector i United States, Britain and France announced legislature today felt the impact they Ere ready to end military control over western Germany as the high cost of living on state ;soon as a proposed "German federal republic" is set up. fnTntlr- H TOTYiairt 'fll frPrWflTlV lUlQf Lewis May Ask Higher Pension Royalty on Coal By George Masters St. Paul The Minnesota! government. The jolt came with the presenta-1 control, i _ Aiic juiu utum: w im tiiic tion of the departmental appropria-l A joint communique said "com- t, inlpt-.n acrrsement" on the whole i. as a jjiupLracu j-cuctcw. Occupation forces would remain in Germany under top civilian worked out. land of Racine ran one-two I their race for election to the su-j Ipreme court. George Watson andj 1 Quincy Doudna were the respec-j live leaders in the race for state superintendent of public instruc- tion, i But with 12 men in the court] race and ten in the other, no one) drew a majority of the votes.! Under the law the two leaders in each contest will have a run-off election May 3. In his petition to Fairchild, Frederick said the extra election is "wrongfully imposed on the state's and would re- quire additional expenses "running Talks Enter Final Stage By Seymour Topping into hundreds dollars." of thousands of The petition further alleged the! new law violates the Wisconsin Washington Coal opera- 1 constitution, which provides for tors today looked to John L. Lewis i the direct election of justices to hsi Hankow commander, arrived in Nanking today for conferences on the final action of the govern- ment to a communist ultimatum to surrender by Tuesday. Pai's arrival was followed shortly by an official denial from the Chi- nese navy that a warship had been a price tag to be placed upon the (Atlantic) pact." Rather, he said "they are con- sistent with the -spirit of the which provides for self-help and mutual aid. And he added that the decision of the American government to provide arms and equipment "to free and friendly nations Is In the highest interest of the American people." The requests came from the five Brussels treaty countries acting as a France, Bel- gium, the Netherlands and Luxem- Nanking-yn-Generaipai Chung- gium. the Netherlands and Luxem- Hankow commander, arrived bourg-and .from Italy. Denmark ty for his miners, following his sue- "It is my legislature could uj view tnai me legiiiaiui v cessful fight to lower their enact this statute. I tirement age to 60. ispectfully decline to proceed The United Mine Workers' health; behalf_ of the _state of Wisconsin in me juie ,__ -ments in the next biennium. to be that all the really able men of figure was about the Roosevelt administrations must now be exiles from government, it isi pleasant to be able to report an ex- ception. World Bank President John J. McCloy was one of the two or three best of the Rooseveltian war- time crop. He has just been offered and has refused one significant place, and will probably shortly be an s ments, policies governing welfare fund previously aning lur tu ic acUvmes. 50depart- rangeof German ithat if adopted the proposed stat and approved here. under the recommendat: ernor Youngdahl. by h, lot Sclan of agoThen it was The pronouncement appeared cer- to 4. The proposed German govern- tiate its own European recovery] ment will, when_established, nego- jstered by a three-man :es: Lewis for Van Horn for the ope: organization for and Senator Bridges (R.-N. jute would not violate any The fund is of the constitution." and Norway. All Need Aid In each case, the European said substantially the same thing: That none of the countries acting alone can provide an adequate nese navy a. wttioiujj iitvu ordered to standby to take Retired j armament for its own defense and President Chiang- Kai-shek from for its part in the Atlantic defense system. The State department replied to Ningpo to Canton. Both developments came after Acting President Li Tsung-jen i this appeai made a dramatic plea for peace, offering to be "burned in oil or dismembered" if that would gram ._ communist leader. Li reportedly had rejected an ul- timatum from the communists ear- "The executive branch of the States government is pre- o recommend to the United Congress that the United ana DBS nuuseu uuc wg.inu.ani, vesterday when lt was in_ the one hand, and Russia, on m place, and will probably shortly be troduced yby Representative Claude Bother, over Germany's future. Diplo-; European economic co-operation, offered, and this time may accept, i rf st paul> house apprapriaJmatic authorities here anticipate another. The place offered and refused was that of under secretary of the De- en au osg tions chairman. The senate version wiD touch off fresh propaganda1 ,Masts from the Soviets. I U. 5. FlaPS Liner Ou66nS with the estabUshment of the Ger- j j mniue said lu man republic, the communique said, costs sent the figure soaring. ss se man repu, A senate-house conference looms the military governors in Germany massive j. A possess as much influence and stat- 1 home and the state his- cupation forces. ure as most actual members of thejtorical which was passedi Thg agreemen agreement also covered tnese cabinet. j It is understandable that having ;jne Ilgure served in a roughly similar relation- j ed -n the senate. i 1The text of an (Continued on Page 11, Column 5.) Chief difference in the senate and.staiute was out moQCiiT-o Iflt7 in t.VtP i ALSOPS Owatonna Police Arrest 2 Bogus Check Suspects oecupation! "in a new and Sjmpier form" and is now being 48-hour-week f or to the parlia- provision for a mr, dispatched to the Gen-nan parna- soldlers home employes. The sen-jmentary council at Bonn, where the; ate allowed sufficient money to pay; constitution for a western German! employes for a reduced work week government is being drafted. of 40 hours. 2 Basic principles were developed' New Employes Cut ..to govern the exercise of Allied! The larger appropriations bill hadjpowers responsibilities" and! a half million dollars of the. three-power control machinery was1 gers: governor's budget for proposed employes. Nearly additional] challenge Britain's position in the trans-Atlantic trade. Admiral W. W. Smith, chair- man of the Maritime commis- sion, said construction of the 980-foot vessel will begin immediately. It is due to take to the sea in the summer of 1952. The largest passenger ship ever built in the United States, it will be slightly smaller than Britain's Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, but will carry about the same number of passen- board of! At Juneau, Wis., miners, Judge Gehl said he npr.tnrs rumors perators yalidity j., Her this week. The ultimatum toldj vp-stprdav the government to surrender its ar-1 hid heard! my by Tuesday at the latest, test the S The unofficial translation of Li's added I telegram to Mao said in part: haven't! "Now that peace negotiations Damage to discuss all the issues of your eight conditions in keeping with your invitation, I should like to further express my determination to sacrifice myself to overcome the most difficult obstacle of the peace talks. (Li apparently referred to the communist demand that various government leaders be surrendered St men at Owatonna awaited federal eliminated by failure to provide, arraignment after a cross country I for establishment of a youth con-, bogus check spree which F.B.I.Iservation camp, as the governor re-: agents said netted about E. N. Notesteen, special agent in charge here, identified the sus- pects as Robert T. Campbell, 22, and Carl A. Carlson, 24. Both men, natives of Sacramento, Calif., are accused in warrants of violating the National Stolen Property act. The F.B.I, said the pair met in quested. Both houses stepped up their j tempo yesterday. In addition to the; semistate appropriations bill, the house approved the governor's men- tal health bill without any financ- ing provisions. The vote was unani- mous and without debate. The bill provides improvement me r ..D.J.. uic pan the Armv disciplinary barracks at I the standards for care of Minne- San Francisco and started mentally ill. The gov- snurious check .Activities after leav-! ernor has estimated his program ing there Notesteen said a check! will cost in the next bi- writing machine found in their carjennium or more than had been purchased by the two j was appropriated for mental insti- at Fargo, N. D. jtutions two years ago. Agents said the two denied using! The house also approved a state- three pistols and a shotgun housing bill designed to pro- in their auto by Owatonna police, j vide homes for lower income bracket They said they had purchased the i wage earners by taking advantage weapons out of curiosity. WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 55: minimum. 35: noon, r--------------- 51; precipitation, trace: sun sets to- by the senate, night at sun rises tomorrow Several other minor bills also were approved in the house session, among them being one to facilitate of a measure now facing Congress. Chief author is Representative Carl D'Aquila of Hibbing. Another measure which the au- thors said was designed to "bring lobbyists out into the open" won unanimous house approval. It pro- vides for registration of lobbyists! and filing of their legislative pertse accounts. It still has to ge1 at FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and fair tonight: low 34. Saturday in- creasing cloudiness and slightly warmer; high 60. Additional weather on Page 6, neutral. Bridges yesterday broke a lock on the pension-age issue byi siding with Lewis on a 60-year re-! tirement age. Van Horn had urged retirement at 65. Some mine owners said they ex-, pect the U.M.W. chief to demand a; 50 cent royalty when begin, probably in May. The present. LlCVQ JUI contract expires June 30. j The lower pension age will in-; H ti s_ of unde- crease tonnage costs, the operators; termmed origin burned Hayti's No. as war criminal. said, which will in turn cost pro-Jj ejevat0r to the, ground today, ducers many contracts in a high- causmg an estimated dam- age The blaze was first discovered at 6 a. m. by a farmer bringing grains to Hayti. Fire fighters from Castlewood, Lake Norden, Bryant and Estel- line aided Hayti firemen in keep- ing the flames from spreading to six oil tanks across the street and other nearby buildings. iios Working without a water over Lazarus the rooster is so thick! the firemen tapped adjoining Lake it would make his head Marsh. Observers said a lucky wind help- ly competitive market. Headless Rooster Legal Fight Hot Los The legal fuss Ready for Senate Washington The White House announced today that President Truman will send the North Atlantic defense treaty to the Senate early'next probably Monday. Presidential Secretary Charles G. Boss told reporters the treaty reached the White House this morning. He said it will be sent to the Sen- ate with a "short accompanying message" by the President. It "very likely will go up Monday, but this is not Ross said. If it does not go up then, it will go the next day. he had a head. Lazarus, alias Butch, has been moved to a pet hospital pending court action from several directions. Mrs. Martha Green, who bought the rooster, sans head, April 2 and then found it was still alive and crowing, charged yesterday that the ed prevent spreading of the fire The flames were fanned from the the direction of the Hamlin County Co-op Company tanks. The three elevators here are own- crowmg, cnargea uia.i< tne ed by the Hayti Farmer's Eleva- Society for the Prevention of Cruel- 'tor Company. The other two werei ty to Animals took Lazarus from her fun of grain. The main elevator home without her consent. She sued! held only bushels of barley, the society and the pet hospital j of flax and grain cleaning operator for unless the bird island feed grinding equipment. returned forthwith. j The however, contended; it was acting in conformity with anip__a_ order by Justice Stanley Moffatt. USCd p (Acting on the S.P.C.A.'s r iMoffatt has ordered Dr. Alan Ross.i IdCcb 'a veterinarian, to appear Saturday! and explain why Lazarus should not] be put to death. Skunks Provide School Holiday administration of old-age assistance] by reducing to one year the require- j ment for establishment of a legal! residence. The present law calls for! a two-year residence. The 56-Foot Schooner Keewatin, here silhouetted under full sail in a picture made off Marblehead, Mass., last summer, may be the storm-battered derelic now object of search by Coast Guardsmen along the East coast. CAP. Wirepnoto to The Republican-Herald.) Sioux Falls, S. D. South Dakota penitentiary prison- ers who evaded guards for a week of freedom last February were bound over to circuit court on es- cape charges late Thursday. The prisoners, Leland C. Mackey and Raymond D. Gorman, appear-, ed in municipal court handcuffed! Detroit Lakes, Minn. Altogether. j family of skunks yesterday provided I Mackey, 53, and Gorman, an unscheduled holiday for pupils walked away from a dairy barni at the nearby district 12 school- construction job at the pemten-j house. The animals, apparently tiary. Mackey was serving an 11- disturbed in their den beneath the 'year sentence for forgery. Gorman; building by the walking overhead, i still has three years to serve for; let loose with scents that made check forgery. j classes Impossible. Teacher and Gorman surrendered a week after pils were waiting for the structure j their escape to police at to air out after the skunks were -Minn. Mackey was seized at Cnar- ousted. jles City. Iowa. Little Mary Happy, age three and one-half, poses for photog- raphers just like big girls do as she appeared in court yester- day at Los Angeles for judicial approval of her seven-year, mo- vie contract. Mary, the daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester J. Heitmann of St. Louis, took the screen name of Happy. She will start at S150 a week and work up to (A.P. Wirephoto to The States provide military assistance to (name of country asking help) in order to assist it to meet the material requirements of its de- fense program. "It will be requested of the Con- gress that such assistance be in the form of military equipment from the United States required by (that country's) defense pro- gram and the provision of some financial assistance for increased military production on (the coun- try's) part required by its defense i program..Such assistance would be extended in recognition of the i principles of self-help and mutual aid contained in the Atlantic pact." 12-Month Program The program is expected to call (for around worth of I military supplies and equipment lover a period of 12 months. Each of the appealing countries promised to provide in return such Shelp as it is capable of in the general interest of the defense iof the whole North Atlantic area. The treaty was signed last Mon- iday by 12 nations but has yet to !be ratified. In the United States Ithat requires approval by a two- 1 thirds vote of the Senate. Unofficial estimates are that be- sides the program worked out by ithe State department calling for j about worth of aid 'to Western Europe an additional sum for help to non-European countries will be asked. Thus the total bill to be laid before Congress may approximate The European countries in the Atlantic treaty are the five Brus- sels pact France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark, Nor- way and Italy and Portugal. The other countries in the At- lantic treaty, making a total of 12, are the United States, Canada and Iceland.