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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 141 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES McCoy Soldier Killed in Car Crash Congressmen Ask More m m ffv< On Arms Aid Federal 'Performance A federal "performance showing outlays! in terms of government functions instead of agencies, was proposed yesterday by Senator McCarthy The of the recommendations of the Hoover was introduced as an -amendment to the budgeting and accounting pro- Ask Assurance Nations Aided Will Work as Team By William F. Arbogast Join-jwhich ed Republicans on the House for- eign affairs committee today in calling for more details on Pres- ident Truman's request for a program to help friend- ly nations arm against Soviet ag- gression. The Democrats, unlike their Re- publican colleagues, indicated will- ingness to take the program on faith if the details they seek are! not forthcoming. Specifically, they want to know whether there is any ironclad agreement that the nations receiv- ing American arms will use them as a team if action becomes nec- essary. Seeks Detailed Plan Representative Mansfield CD- Mont.) told newsmen he still isn't convinced that a plan of co-ordi nated action has been worked out and will be effective. Like other Democrats on the committee, however, he said it may be necessary to take the pro- gram on faith upon the assurances of such men as Secretary of State Acheson, Secretary of Defense Johnson and Former Secretary of State George Marshall that the pro- gram is a "must." "I think the answers to our tlons on the subject of unified ac- tion win be given before the hear- ings are ended." said Represent- ative Gordon Gordon joined Chairman Kee (D- W. Va.) in predicting that the committee will approve the bill eventually in substantially the form requested by President Truman. Fears Based l Republicans still insisted thatj Smith, a product of 109th something definite in the line ofjfjghter squadron of the Minnesota assurances of co-ordinated action be provided. Unless it is. they said, they won't be inclined to favor the program but will vote for an interim setup of about half the amount requested. Military heads of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force now are in Europe conferring with leaders of some of the nations listed for aid under the President's program. They are scheduled to testify when they return next week. Marshall eased some of the fears of committee members yesterday when he said he felt certain that conclusions on the subject of un- ified action have been reached. The ex secretary of state and wartime army chief of staff whole- heartedly endorsed the arms aid program in an off-the-cuff discus- sion with, the committee yesterday. While refusal to approve it, he said, might be a minor economy now, it could result in the expend! ture of untold billions later. cedures bill now pending. The citizens' committee for the Hoover report acclaimed the revised measures as "one of the two most important fiscal measures in the nation's history." The other, it said, was a budget reform of 1921. "It makes possible a complete revision of the government's obsolete accounting system, parts of which have been virtually unchanged since the first term of President George the committee's statement said. "This business-type accounting system will tell the taxpayer what services he receives for his money. "A modern budgeting and accounting system is a necessary of all the reforms of the Hoover commission." The citizens' committee, made up of some 150 prominent citizens and former government officials of both parties, was created last spring to press for adoption of the reforms proposed by the bi-parti-san commission on government organization headed by former President Herbert Hoover. Other features of the bill also were patterned on Hoover proposals. They would apply to all civilian agencies tne major financial reforms contained in the military unification sponsored by Senator Tydings i Polio Increases, Rate Far Ahead of Last Year By The Associated Press Infantile paralysis cases showed a sharp increase in some states in the last week, boosting the nation's total far ahead of 1948, a The number of polio deaths for the first seven months of 1949, an mated first-year cost, 112 Million Vet Pension Boost Voted in House Bill Passed Without Opposition Goes to Senate Washington An annual increase of in veterans' pensions and disability payments was voted today by the House. The bill was passed without op- position or debate and was sent to the Senate. It would hike disability compensa-1 tion for veterans of all wars, raise; allowances for dependents, and) liberalize regulations governing de- termination of service-connected disabilities for World War I vet- erans. The Veterans Administration esti- mated cost for the firsS year would be It made no estimate of the cost in subsequent years. Here's what the House veterans' affairs committee said the bill would do: 1. Provide for payment of full Jacfc Wasnington-W-The double appointment moving Attorney Gen- erans for disabilities legally pre-leral Tom Clark to the Supreme court and Senator J. McGrath sumed to be service-connected. Esti-1 (D.-R. I.) into the Justice department seemed today to have a clear One Man Was Killed and three other persons injured early this morning when the car shown above skidded off highway 61 near Minnesota City and crashed into a telephone pole'. Killed in the accident was William F McGinty of Camp McCoy, Wis., while three other occupants of the car suffered injuries -none believed to be serious. Republican-Herald photo McGrath Appointments Get Favorable Senate Notice Associated Press survey showed, is about double the total up to August 1, 1948. The survey showed approximate- NWA Puts Big Stratolineron Run to Chicago Minneapolis Captain R. L. (Lee) Smith and his Northwest an an- niversary yesterday. ly cases However, data and 442 deaths, on fatalities was sketchy and incomplete in some states on the number of cases. Many communities, .fearing epi- demics in the heavy polio months 2. Liberalize the compensation! schedule of any veterans suffering! from tuberculosis by continuing} compensation for a limited time after the disease has been arrested. Estimated cost, 3. Increase disability and death] compensation rates and basic rates for service-connected disability. Total disability rates would be hiked of August and September already from to a month, with! have taken emergency measures-, corresponding raises for partial dis- State health officials and increase the monthly pay- of the national foundation for in-jments to widows and dependent fantile paralysis are taking all of wartime casualties, from cautions to" prevent the outbreaking a month for a widow with one House Votes To Double Hunting Tax or spread of the disease. I child to plus for each ad- The polio cases reported ditional child instead of the present in 1948 were the second highest Estimated over-all cost; on record but up to August 1, 1948, the total was under The 4, Extend additional compensation worst polio year was 1916 when benefits to dependents of veterans about cases were reported, with a 50 per cent service-connected Increases in the number of cases disability. The present schedule pro- Indian Liquor Bill Killed Washing-ton The House decided yesterday poses of drinking that for pur- fire-water, the Indian shall not be put on a par with the white man. It refused to approve a bill that would have set aside federal pro- hibition against drinking by Indians in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The federal law ban applies to In- dians in all states. The bill before the House would have left it in ef- fect in other states. In Minnesota and Wisconsin, the House public lands committee, theJndians "have demonstrated- that they are fully competent." Minnesota has repealed a state ban against liquor sales to Indians. The bill was killed by a roll-call vote of 168 to 131. It came up un- der procedure requiring a two- thirds vote for passage but didn't even get a majority, although an earlier voice vote indicated major- ity backing. "Representative O'Konski CR.- Wis.) observed that most Indians "handle their liquor a whole lot bet- ter than some white people." Representative Rees (R. an ardent prohibitionist, oppos- ed the bill on the ground that it was discriminatory and "isn't good for the Indians." The House passed a similar bill several years ago but the Senate shelved it. Wisconsin Barn Destroyed by Fire Lima Center, Wis. de- stroyed a bam, grain and machin- ery yesterday en the farm of Arth- ur Harris, south of here. Rock County Under Sheriff E. A. Silverthorn said the blaze was of unknown origin and that tf e loss amounted to some National Guard, flew one of last week s figures were reported in New York, Illinois payments omy 11 wie cuiaoiuiy is 60 per cent service-connected. first mail planes when the Michigan, Minnesota cost, pany, then Northwest The cases in started Twin Cities-Chicago service on August 1, did not include the number stricken in the last week in July. Official figures for that period Bushel Yesterday, just 20 years later, Smith was at the controls as available. New York state reported Moved tain when the -same firm, since renamed Northwest Airlines, with 353 in the New York city metropolitan area, the largest Kapidan, Minn. An eight-number of cases in any big cityjmile .moving job_ has _ just tened its new Boeing reported 794 cases; here, it took a wnoie and put it into service for three round trips daily between 498; Arkansas 492; Illinois 376; Michigan 370; Minnesota 362 and Indiana Moved was a bushel capacity grain elevator. The building and St. Paul- some states reported 6S feet Weh._24 feet "This new ship is actually was light and below about 60 tons. than some of the hotels where my one or two passengers of two decades ago used to have to stay when we would be forced down by in several others, 22 states have reported 100 or more cases each to date. The National Foundation for jacked it up on 24 wheels in cray and pulled it by truck over the eight-mile route to Rapidan to replace an elevator which burned said Smith. "We carried 165 gallons of gasoline in the tanks of the taper-wing Wacos. Then we had to stop at Milwaukee to refuel. In Paralysis has advanced to its 40 chapters Up to August 1 this year, twice as much as granted in a similar period in last winter. The first day was needed to jack the elevator up. This done, it was hauled over a gravel road to highway 69, and down the highway to the stratocruiser carries gallons of gasoline enough to fill one and one half railroad tank cars." Mrs. Luther W. Youngdahl, outbreak in Muncie, Ind., resulted in a ban on public gatherings, including funeral services. Special medical teams have To cress the bridge at Rapid the building had to be jacked up an extra two feet to clear the of Minnesota's governor, in New York city railing. christened the new ship Nassau county. lis- St. Paul in ceremonies at Wold-Chamberlain airport here. has organized a polio committee. Many rites were held at the Chicago the county have of the run, where Miss campaigns and FORECAST Ostmoe of Vestfold, Norway to stop flies. Special and vicinity: Fair and sided. Miss Ostmoe is "Miss radio programs are tonight, low 56; Wednesday way of all stations in Oklahoma and pleasant, high 79. Smith reached Chicago from patients are in state hospitals.! LOCAI, yesterday in 70 minutes at an areas said the polio sit-j Official observations for the cruising speed of about 330 is not considered ending- at 12 m. today: per is much better than last 81; minimum, 60; "That's a lot different than health officials are 76; precipitation, 2.2; sun Gets 85-90 miles hops we used measures to halt tonight at sun rises make in the single-engined he during the next two (Additional Weather on Page 11) path to Senate approval. But the backwash may produce conflicting bids by Senator Stennis (D-Miss.) and Senator Kerr CD- for a coveted placed on the Senate's tax handling finance com- mittee. Stennis is a states rights supporter; Kerr an administration backer. McGrath's acceptance yesterday of President Truman's offer of the attorney generalship cleared the way official action by Fresi' i dent Truman to nominate both him and Clark. Clark's j.cceptance of the Su- preme court appointment, to fill the place vacated by the death of Associate Justice Frank Jurphy, had been a foregone conclusion. McGrath's decision to take the cabinet post was announced at the White House after the Rhode Island senator had consulted with his home folk about his Senate succes- sor. Whoever that successor is he ferent form, would increase the wiu have to go to the bottom of tax stamp cost from to with! the Democratic list in the Senate the extra, revenue to be used for in committee assignments. Other senators may shift committees to fill the vacancies which will be cre- ated by McGrath's resignation after he is confirmed for attorney general. McGrath, who will resign his post as Democratic national chairman Washing-ton Bills doubling the cost of the federal migratory bird hunting tax stamp and ear- marking the excise tax on fishing equipment for use of the states for fisheries development were passed yesterday by the House and sent to the Senate. The bird hunting bill, already passed by the Senate but in dif- enforcement of bird hunting laws and the develapment of wild- life areas. The House merchant marine and been fisheries committee emphasized, in response to queries from sports- men's groups, that the legislation Hlgll buau _ does not authorize the opening of as soon as he is confirmed, areas already acquired as inviolate sanctuaries. However, it would permit hunting on not more than 25 per cent of new areas to be acquired after July 1, 1952. The committee said the bill judiciary and-District committees. His chairmanship of the latter] group, involving the unofficial title as "mayor" of Washington, is ex- pected to go to Senator Neely CD- Guy George Gabrielson, New Jersey businessman, appears the likely as national chairman when the Republican National committee meets to choose-3 successor to Hugh D. Scott of Pennsylvania. The committee meets in Washington on Thursday. i would bring about better duckiW. hunting and more shooting for duck! Senator said the finance post hunters. The fisheries bill, not yet acted on by the Senate, would set aside annually as a special fund the tax now collected on fishing equipment. The fund would be distributed amon? the states on the same basis that the federal tax on firearms now is split with the states putting- up for each supplied by the federal government. The al- lotments would be earmarked for development of fish-restoration programs. Hong Kong Ship Runs Blockade Shanghai 800-ton cargo ship Edyth Moller out of Hong Kong ran the Nationalist blockade land reached communist Shanghai jtoday. The coastal vessel, chartered by Tahchunghwa Steamship Company of Shanghai, is owned by Moller, Ltd. of Hong Kong. The ship is awaiting a permit from tiie communists to unload 600 tons and pick up cargo for Hong Kong. There was, much speculation here that shipping interests in Hong Kong had used the 'Moller to test Robert Lee, 21, watches waters of Broad rivsr swirl around rock perch he held to for 11 hours as Firemen Claude Bedenbaugh and Clyde Zlurst, left to right in boat, edge their little outboard motorboat to beat a helicopter and blimp to the rescue. Lee was caught in midriver-at Columbia, S. C., by a flood of water released from a power Wirephoto The Republican-Herald.) effectiveness blockade. of the Nationalist Huge Lawyer Reaches Portland Portland, Ore. The most lawyer in the world for the money arrived here S feet, 7 inches of him. He iis Clifford Thompson, 44, former circus attraction, who came from Waupaca, Wis., and an- he would begin law prac- tice here. With his normal-sized wife, 'he set up housekeeping at a hotel, while he looked for. out-size perm- anent quarters. He left the circuses to study law at Milwaukee in the early 1930's and quit the sawdust trail perma- nently in 1938 to practice. however, may involve Stennis, didn't support President Truman in the last campaign, and Kerr, who did. Kerr sought membership on the finance committee when the Demo- crats organized the Senate last Jan- uary. Others with longer service records crowded him out but he is expected to bid for the vacancy. Stennis, however, had served in the Senate 14 months longer than Kerr. By seniority rules he could claim the place over Kerr. Drsv? from La Crossc Massie, who has been using the for the nation's grade and high; schools was tossed toward the House labor committee today by Represen-jcar wnile stationed at Camp Mc- tative Barden (D-N. Coy, drove the group to La Crosse He told a reporter he planned tney remained thare until the insist on a vote on the issue, butibars Ci0sed -at 1 -.m. One of the he was might come. Some committee Democrats, 11 of whom met quietly yesterday after- noon on the subject, predicted a compromise bill would be approved by the committee. Some others in Mrs. Nellie Beshears, 29, looks grimly at a snapshot of her seven-year-old daughter on a cell wall of the county jail where she is held at Tulsa. Ofcla. The cotton mill worker defiantly refuses to tell author- ities where she has hidden the little girls from foster parents. Mrs. Beshears agreed to the adoption, but says she didn't know it meant "giving up the child altogether." The mother charged with stealing the child, said''I wouldn't she is if they were fixin' to hang me." CAP Wirephoto) House Labor Committee Gets School Aid Bill Washington The political hot potato of voting federal moneyjLibertyville. Three Others Injured Near Minnesota City Car Leaves Road, Strikes Pole in Morning Mishap By Gordon Holtc A Camp McCoy. Wis.. military policeman was killed and three other of them from I Camp injured early today when the car in which they were riding skidded off highway 61 at the outskirts of Minnesota City and crashed into a telephone pole. Killed in the mishap at about a.m., today was Private First Class William F. McGinty, 24, Chi- cago, a passenger in the car which apparently was enroute to Minnea- polis when the accident occurred. His was the third traffic death in Winona county this year. Those injured were: La Vern Kuichek, 22, route one, Stoddard, Wis., recently dis- charged army veteran who met the Cam McCoy men at a lunch room only shortly before the accident and was offered a ride with them to Minneapolis. Kuichek is being held in the Winona General hospi- tal for examinations to determine the nature and seriousness of his injuries. Private Herschel Massie, 28, whose home is Libertyville, 311., was the driver of the car when it crashed into the pole. Massie was released from the hospital af- ier receiving first aid treatment for minor injuries. Private Francis Hayward, 21. Boston, Mass., who also was re- leased from the hospital after re- ceiving treatment .for minor cuts and bruises. McGinty, Massie and Hayward are all members of Company C, 728th Military Police battalion sta- tioned at Camp McCoy. Immediately after completing his investigation of the accident, Sher- iff George Fort notified Camp Mc- Coy authorities of the mishap and received instructions to hold Hay- ward and Massie in the county jail here awaiting the arrival of repre- sentatives from Camp McCoy. Mil- itary officials also asked that the body 'of McGinty be returned to Camp McCoy pending completion of funeral arrangements. Driver of Car Massie told Sheriff Fort this morning that be was the driver. He will be held in the county jail until a complete investigation of the ac- cident is made and that some charge probably Will be placed against him. At the present time, the Sheriff and County Attorney W. Kenneth Nissen are seeking to establish whether or not negligence on the part of the driver contributed to ;he accident. If such negligence cannot be cited, the driver may be cited for speeding, Sheriff Fort said. Sheriff Fort said today that in- formation given him. by survivors of the accident indicates that this is what happened: McGinty, Massie and Hayward eft Camp McCoy Monday evening n a car owned by Massie's mother- n-law, Mrs. Margaret Meyers of not sure .when the test! the meeting doubted this. Prominent House members have told reporters that Democratic lead- ers do not want to see the issue come to an open clash this year. Some leaders acknowledge this, but newsmen to quote, the controversy is whether federal money should granted to non-public schools anjf purpose. will not allow them by name, core of An aid bill passed by the Senate in April would allow it in states which allocate some state money to private schools. A bill by Barden would bar federal money from non- public schools under all circum- stances, regardless of state laws on the subject. Catholics in and out of Congress have attacked Barden's bill, charg- ing it. discriminates against pa- rochial schools. Supporters of the bill say it is based on the principle of separation of church and state. members of the group suggested that taverns in Minnesota remain open and the three drove across the river toward Winona: making several stops en route. When they reached Winona, the trio decided to drive to Minneapo- lis but stopped first at a trailer camp lunch" room near the west limits of the city for coffee. At the lunch room they met Kui- chek who told them that he was driving to Minneapolis but that his car had developed engine trouble and that he feared be would be unable to complete the trip. The for soldiers told him that they were en route to Minneapolis and he could be McCloy on Way to Washington Frankfurt, Germany J. McCloy, U. S. military governor in Germany, flew to Washington, today for talks with American of- ficials. He is expected back about August 15. McCloy was accompanied by Ralph Nicholson, former New Or- leans publisher, who has been named .the military governor's di- rector of public affairs. ride with them. He accepted the offer. Hayward, meanwhile, had fallen asleep when the group left La.- Crosse and did not go into the lunch room. When the two soldiers and Kuichek left the lunch room, the two Camp McCoy men got in- to the front seat with Hayward while Kuichek was in the back seat. At Junction Sheriff Fort today quoted Kui- chek as saying, "As soon as I got into the car I knew I shouldn't have left my car and taken a ride with them. Soon after we started out, the driver began speeding and I think we were going 70 miles an hour -or more when we went off Frankfurt, Germany tte road." The accident occurred at the north limits ot Minnesota City at the Junction of the Rollingstone road and highway 61'. As the car approached the Y Apparently at an extremely high began skidding sideways and slid about 30 feet on the gravel (Continued on Page 11, Column 3) SOLDIER KILLED ;