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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT AND SATURDAY FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 144 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 5, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Acheson Charts New China Policy G.O.P. Hears Youngdahl Flay Bond Secrecy By Jack Mackay Excelsior, deals, "slipshod methods" of handling huge bond purchases, and falsification of records of the state invest- ment board were condemned before Republican leaders today by Gov- ernor Luther Youngdahl. Appearing before the Republican state central committee, the gov- ernor said he felt "duty bound" to report to the committee and other The Alsops Nehru Soon In America For Visit By Stewart Alsop New Delhi, India In a few weeks the most remarkable and probably the most important polit- ical leader in Asia will for the first time visit the United States. The prospective visitor is Pandit Jawa- harlal Nehru, Prime Minister of In- dia. Nehru's visit will be an event of great importance, simply because the relationship between the United States and this enormous country will in part determine the outcome of the Soviet Union's ruthless pow- er drive in Asia. The visit should also be more interesting than most such occasions of state, simply be- cause Nehru is an extraordinarily interesting man. He is a man of many contra- dictions. More than any other man except Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru forced the British to relinquish power in India. Yet his most striking surface characteristic is his Eng- lishness. Even in the baggy cotton uniform of the Indian independence movement, he manages to look the perfect English gentleman, hand- some, quietly humorous, politely dis- tant. Nehru went to Harrow, and at first his accent sounds straight English pub'lc school. It is only af- ter some time that one senses an odd liquidity in the accent, an un- dcrlayer of emotion and mysticism in the man, which are wholly un- English, wholly Indian. HE SHARES CERTAIN SUPER- FICIAL characteristics with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He has the same dark circles under his eyes, the same way of holding a cigarette In a long holder, the same handsome regular- ity of feature, the same restless energy, above all the same conscious charm consciously employed as an enormously effective weapon of per- suasion. Yet essentially no two men could be more different. Roosevelt was a born is a politician only by the accident of (Continued on Pugc 9, Column 3.) ALSOPS Cowhand Kills Two at Rodeo Big Spring, Texas Bullets from a cowhand's sixgun kiUed a (does not belong in any public ofr rodeo judge and an on'.ookinz cow- fice. Remes suggested a Negro be i WUUV nrtMAi-rt I fk h i frVl Buying Polish Rye Hurts U. S. Farmers, Claim McCarthy Blames Brannan for Loss Of Grain Sales Eight Planes Bring 23 Hying Racine Delegates to Inspect Airport Mayor, Engineer, Co-Managers Welcome Wisconsin Group Eight airplanes circled the Winona airport this morning, dropped in for Washington -W-Ssnator and united 23 Proml- 6- wis- men on a tour of outstanding mu- thy (B-Wis.) told the Senate yes- nent terday that Secretary of Agricul- day ture Brannan apparently has airports in Wisconsin and "Brannan plan for Polish and Rus-j Minnesota, citizens the disclosures connected with the Arkansas bond transac- tion. The governor charged that the investment board had secretly j agreed with the Charles A. Puller Investment Company, Minneapolis, to buy Arkansas state bonds, and that Charles Foster, secretary, de- leted the board's action from the_____ minutes to conceal the arrange- ijng denied a market for seven, development. sian farmers." McCarthy interrupted debate on The Eacine group, considering changing the privately-owned Ra- foreign aid funds bill to contend I cine. Horlick airport into a munl- thatBrannan's refusal to pay high-jcipal field, was met here at er prices for rye in this country o'clock by a group of Winonans who means "American farmers are be- have long identified with its ment. "In attempting to hide the com- mitment for purchase of in Arkansas the governor said, "Foster has thrown a cloud over all transactions of the board and impaired its standing in in- vestment circles. Confidence Shaken "I cannot feel that the people can have the confidence which they can and ought to have in ac- tions of the board so long as he remains its secretary. "I believe it is wholly incom- patible for him to remain as sec- retary under the circumstances and felt I was obliged to ask for his discharge. Members of the exe- cutive council declined to take such action. I am hopeful still that he may see the inoompatability of his position and resign." State Auditor King, Attorney General Burnquist, State Treasur- er Schmahl, Secretary of State Holm, and Governor. Youngdahl, comprise the executive council. All, except Holm, are Investment board members. The governor revealed that he pleaded with different members of ihe investment board and asked (Continued on Page 9, Column 5.J YOUNGDAHL Wiley Spurns Red Advice On Nomination Washington Wiley CR-Wis.) said today he wanted no advice from the Wisconsin Com- munist party on how he should vote on the nomination of Attorney General Clark to be a supreme court justice. In a letter to A. Remes, chair- man of the Wisconsin Commrnu- nist party, Wiley said: "I .will, of course, analyze Mr. Clark's actual qualifications fromj .he standpoint of his fitness for our highest tribunal rather than on the basis of trumped-up, base- less accusations." Remes in an earlier telegram has said "this hater of Negro peo- 3le and perpetrator of frameup irial against communist leaders eight or nine million bushels of rye." He added that under a proposed feed occupied Germany was being obtained from communist-dominat- ed Poland and Eastern Russia. Some member: of the Winona host group took turns at telling the barter with England rye needed to Racine airport enthusiasts about j how Winona's new three-quarter million dollar airport was obtained McCarthy said that the Army i and built. was to buy tons of United States corn and then trade this to England for tons of rye England obtained from Poland and Russia. He added that at the same time a surplus of rye in this country Welcomed by Mayor After a welcome from Mayor Cy Smith, City Engineer W. O. Cribbs discussed the construction of the dredged-ln airport, and Airport Co- Manager Roy T. Patneaude told how the administration llyw bilC nUlAll and Canada was depressing both; obtalned I f rye and wheat prices. McCarthy said that after ques- tioning officials of the Army and Economic Cooperation administra- tion, he is convinced "their hands are tied" and the blame is "direct- ly in the lap of the secretary of agriculture." The senator said the Agriculture department's commodity credit corporation was offering farmers "about a bushel for rye or less than 75 per cent of parity." Because farmers would .not sell at this price, McCarthy" said Bran- nan was "forcing the Army to go into Poland and the eastern Ukraine for rye." McCarthy said he and Senators Humphrey Thye (R.- and Langer (R-N.D.) talk- ed over the rye marketing troubles with Secretary Brannan about five months ago. He quoted Brannan as saying that rye farmers should put their crop under the govern- ment loan program and this might 'teach them a lesson." Although this sounded "like a McCarthy said he did not believe Brannan intended it that way but it was a "slip of the tongue." Vice-President Barkley finally in- formed McCarthy that his discus- sion on rye "shed no light on a point of order" then pending be- Eore the Senate. "I have nothing against Barkley quipped. Senator Wiley (R-Wls.) asked from the rear: "What about Laughter ended the discussion. spending any city of Winona tax money. greeting the Racine visitors were Council President Wflliam P. Thsurer; Harold Doerer, Association of Commerce president; A. J. Ander- son, A. of C. secretary-manager; Airport Co-Manager William A. Galewski; Leo C. La Prance, past president of the Association of Commerce; George Kelley, of the Bay State Milling Company; Ralph Boalt, of the J. R. Watkins Com- pany; -LeRoy rf the airport dedication committee; A. K. Peterson, exalted ruler of the Winona Elks lodge, and E. S, La Prance, former mayor. Mr. La Prance's son, Attorney Al- fred La France, was with the Racine group. Also among the delegation were Mayor John E. Gothner, City At- torney Thomas P. Corbett, Com- missioner of Public Works Henry A. Nelson, Wisconsin Aeronautics Commissioner Deputy Director T. K.- Jordan and Alderman Richard P. McQuire, chairman of the spe- cial' airport committee, as well as 11 other aldermen and representa- ;ives of business and manufactur- ing firms. They came in eight airplanes, and off from here at o'clock 'or Minneapolis. Later la the day were to visit Eau Claire, Wau- sau and Rhinelander before mak- Two Persons Were Killed outright and a third died in a hospital of injuries after a truck and a passenger car, shown here, collided near Albert Lea, Minn., late yesterday. Bodies of John Boyer, 34, left, and Mrs. Walter Steele, both of Conger, Minn., are shown by the wrecked machines. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) Bustin' Out All Over Truck-Auto Crashes Kill Five in State By The Associated Press Truck-auto collisions in Minne-, sota took five lives yesterday 24 hours after three persons were the Northeastern states, where a long spring drought dried Midwest Corn Crop Biggest on Record By William Ferris the Midwest corn is busting out all over. Another nation crop in excess of three billion fourth in assured. There is a good possibility the crop will than a year killed in a similar accident near Cook. Two persons were killed and a third died in Albert Lea's Naevei up moisture reserve in the soil. But the crop is in splendid condition in the main Midwest producing belt. Latest estimates on the crop range by, hospital last night after a milkic_ M_ Galvin of the grain firm of! truck and auto collided 12 miles! James E. Bennett Company, to ing an overnight stop at Landjwest of that city, near Conger. OXakes. Tomorrow they will visit! Green Bay and Oshkosh. Before coming here they stopped at Madison and La CroSse. boy college student last night. Herb Prizzell, a Brahma bull rider from Beaumont, over near the east appointed to the high court. In his reply, Wiley said: "I am sure that Mr. Clark could Texas line, ignored a rodeo crowd not ask for any higher endorsement than the fact that the Communist party of Wisconsin or the Commu- nist party of the U. S. opposes him. "Your suggestion that a Negro be appointed to the U. S. Supreme court is a typical example of com- munist misuse of minority themes for advancement of the selfish in- terests of the communists them- selves. "The Negro people, or for that matter, any minority in the U. S., could not find a worse 'champion' of about when, he went gun- ning for Judge Henry Preston (Buck) Jones, about 45, of Ranger. He cut down Jones- with a .38 caliber bullet through the chin. A wild shot killed Carl C. Myers of Abilene, 23, president of the Hardin- Simmons university Rodeo associa- tion. Former Howard County Sheriff Jess Slaughter jumped on Frizzell and yanked the pistol out of his hand. A bunch of cowboys, run- ning awkwardly in their high-heel- ed boots, dashed up to help Slaugh- ter. Sheriff Bob Wolf locked Frizzell in the county jail. Frizzell was charged with murder in both deaths. Wolf said the shooting ended an argument that had occurred about two hours earlier between Frizzell and Jones. Car Hits Youth Near Faribault Jacobson, 16. Minneapolis, was in serious con- dition at St. Barnabas hospital here today after being struck by two cars on the highway near Faribault yesterday. Henry Sanders, Rice county deputy, said the youth was walking over a crest when he Was hit by a car driven by Richard Vagaason, Albert Lea, who report- ed he had no chance to avoid the youth as he came over the rise. A car driven by Harvey Mullin, Mason City, Iowa, also ran over the victim 'as he lay on the pavement, Sanders said. than your party, since the very act [contract settlements to date show- of your alleged support stigma- ed irregularities amounting to tizes the group and makes its cause more than Warren noted that this was only Aroused Senators Pledge U. S. War Contract Probe Weather Ideal Although predicting a Washington Aroused sen- ators today pledged a broad inves- tigation into charges of World War n contract scandals involving Army officers, government person- nel and civilian contractors. Comptroller General Lindsay Warren's report that fraud and waste in wartime contracting had cost American taxpayers millions of. dollars brought a promise of action from both Chairman Me- Clellan (D-Ark.) and Senator Hoey (D-N. C.) of the expenditures com- mittee. Hoey, who heads a special in- vestigating subcommittee, left no doubt that the group would probe Warren's charges. In his report to Congress yester- day, the 'government official said his audits of about in even more difficult." Flashing Meteor Splits In Sky Above Winona A bright meteor, clearly visi- ble in the Winona area, flashed across the evening sky Thursday night. It was the second meteor in less -than a month in Midwest. Last night's meteor broke into two parts be- fore it disappeared. In Milwaukee, Wis., Edward A. director of the Astronomical society of the city, said the meteor prob- ably entered the atmosphere In North Central or Northwestern Illinois and headed toward the La Crosse-Winona area. He said it gave off less light than the one which appeared July 22. Mr. Halbach termed it quite unusual for a meteor to split. The observer.said it would be difficult to estimate the size of last Eight's meteor because the amount of light depends on the speed it is traveling when it strikes the atmosphere. He added that there was a fair chance the meteor may have struck earth. Wino- nans who saw the meteor about p. m. said it appeared first as a starlike light in the eastern sky then as two streaks after it split. It was reported clearly visible despite the bright moon. a "small sampling" of the total contract settlements made by gov- ernment agencies. Warren said that was lost through "improper and exces- sive" payments in 388 .settlements out of every 24 examined. He added that bad been re- funded "voluntarily" by the con- tractors at the "invitations" of the General Accounting office Improper, payments "induced by Warren said, amounted to more than of which only had been recovered. He gave Congress a closer view of some of the 472 settlements in which he said was involved. In one case, he said, two former Army officers, while still on active duty, received shares of corporate stock valued at in return for their services to a firm which shortly thereafter received govern- ment contracts totaling over 000. In another instance, he said, a government official approved an increase in contract price for a firm and -later received from the company. Warren reported that investiga- tion turned up one scheme whereby 20 per cent of the contract prices was to be "kicked-back" to curtain government representatives either directly, through" their relatives, or through "dummy" corporations secretly owned by the government employes. "No case has been called to my he noted acidly, 'in which: the. settlement resulted in an underpayment to the con- tractor. In other words, all errors or inaccuracies were in the con- at Chicago. December tractor's ment's." the govern- The comptroller general dividedi the blame for the situation between the settlement act and'the agencies involved In mat-: Ing the settlements. Army. Dead were John Boyer, 34, the truck driver; Mrs. John Seymour, driving the' car, and Mrs. Walter Steel, a passenger. All were resi- dents of the Conger area. In fair condition at Naive hospital were Mrs. Seymour's daughter Paye, 11, and Norris Tukua of Conger, who was riding in -the truck. After the collision, the truck landed in a o5tch on top of the auto. Help had to be called from Albert Lea before the bodies could be removed. Two more were killed when a new car ran into the side of a trailer-truck at a highway intersec- tion two'miles west of White Bear Lake. Victims were James T. O'- Conner, 63, proprietor of a bar in Minneapolis and a woman identi- fied as Margaret Cottinger, 34, Minneapolis. New Rutledge Trial Motion Overruled Cedar Rapids, Iowa Dis- trict Judge J. E. Heiserman today overruled a motion for a new trial for Dr. Robert C. Rutledge, Jr., St. Louis pediatrician, convicted of second degree murder in the slay- ing of his wife's alleged seducer. The defendant nodded his head calmly when the judge said he was announcing his ruling at the start of his statement for the bene- fit of Rutledge. Neither Rutledge nor his wife, Sydney, showed any emotion when the judge stated that the motion was overruled "on each and every" one of the 21 grounds. Truman Submits Two Nominations Washington Tru- man today nominated Tracy S. Voorhees for promotion from as- sistant secretary to under secretary of the Army. He also nominated Archibald S. Alexander, 1948 Democratic candi- date for senator Jiom New Jersey, to be assistant secretary of the morrow at bushels, made by H. J. Gramllch, general agricultural agent of the Chicago and North Western railway. Last year's all-time record totaled bushels. Gramlich be- lieves this will be topped. port loan. The loan has not been announced yet, but on the basis of present'parity prices grain man es- iimate it will be about a bushel slightly smaller output, Galvin admits "with ideal weather the remainder of the season, it is entirely possible that a new record production could be es- Arson Attempt Fails at Track Near Chicago Chicago Police and state and city fire officials said an at- tempt was made early today to burn the mutuel plant in the newly re- modeled grandstand of the suburban crop will fall upon a Park t- rpVin -f woe" avf ino-m land which already has more corn left from previous years than ever before. On July 1 there were bushels of old corn still left on about three times as much as a year earlier. The new crop thus raises a big problem: Where to store it? Corn must be stored if farmers The fire was extinguished within ten minutes after it was discovered. A spokesman for the association said gasoline was spread over an area of about 200 feet in the grand- stand, which has a seating capacity Nationalist Government Termed Failure Support Pledged To Resistors Of Red Rule By John M. Hightower Washington Secretary of State Acheson today blasted the Chinese communists as tools of Rus- sia and declared United States will- ingness to help the people of establish true independence. The secretary reviewed U. S.- China relations at a news conference after issuance of a State department report in which he wrote off China's Nationalist government as a total failure. In a statement he laid down the five "basic principles" which he said should govern U. S. policy to- ward China. He declared he was not In the least "defeatist" about the Chinese situation. It was in a letter to President Truman, with which he opened the white paper, that Acheson declared that the communist regime serves the Interests "of Soviet Russia" and predicted eventually the Chinese people "will throw off the foreign yoke." The State department document included the long-suppressed Wede- meyer report. In it Acheson told Mr. Truman that U. S. policy now must be shaped to "entourage all developments" in China which are directed to this end. Acheson said-the communist re- gime serves the interests "of Soviet Russia." He advised the President it may "lend itself to the aims of Soviet Russian imperialism" to start an aggression against China's neigh- bor nations. If that aggression comes, Acheson indicated the United States would try to block It through the United Nations....... While not all China is presently under the red banner, Acheson said in another document of the white paper, the communists can take over the rest any time they want and Nationalist armies will be powerless to resist. For the "ominous result of the Chinese civil Acheson placed full blame on Generalissimo Chiang Kia-shek and. other leaders of th'e crumbling Nationalist government. He said they "lost no battles" in the last crucial year .for lack of Ameri- can weapons. (Only yesterday Senator Know- land (R-Calif.) proposed, with the backing of 11 other senators, that China be cut in for part ol the aid in the program for arming friendly nations. Under the proposal, China would be put down for and a U. S. mission to the Nationalist government would advise on its spending.) The failures of Chiang and hjs men, Acheson said, were due to (Continued on Page 7, Column 5.) NEW POLICY Jury Probe Ends In Shakespeare Riot Trial Case Kalamazoo, Prosecu- tor Clair S. Beebe of Kalamazoi> county says he is dropping his In- spent on improvements this year are to get a government price sup- racing is held. at the plant, where night, harness not conspiracy case. corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade are selling nearly 40'cents a bushel under this figure. That price is a clear indica- ;ion grain traders believe the corn support program, which tottered last. winter, will fall apart next winter. Traders explained, however, that such a price might make it profit- able for farmers to build bins for storage. They reasoned it would cost less to build the bin, and get a government loan on the grain, than x> send the grain to market at a price 40 cents under the loan. The Agriculture department is ex- pected to send out bulletins to 'aimers, and-to stage county demon- urging them, to build such jins. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona-and vicinity: Generally fair tonight and Saturday; slightly warmer. Low tonight 68, high Sat- urday 88-90. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 88; minimum, 61; sets tonight at sun rises to- Additional weather on Page 3. Henry Schmidt, chief of the sub- urban River Grove fire department, said "This was a deliberate' arson attempt." He said two empty five gallon cans and one empty two gal- lon can were found near the grand- stand'when he and 15 firemen ar- rived to extinguish the blaze. Robert Omilen, River Grove; chief of police, "This was of He said some was yestigatlon of alleged tampering with the jury in the Shakespeare After conferring yesterday with Ralph Wilkins, foreman of the jury in the trial of five CJ.O. United Steelworkers officials, Beebe said: "I have not discovered any evi- dence of any attempt by outside sources to Influence the jury or any of the jurors. I see no need at this time of pursuing the investigation any further." The jury of ten women and two strictly an arson job. They meant men was dismissed after Wilkins re- to put May wood park out of busi-j ported a six to six deadlock to ness." Judge Raymond Its two days of deliberations climaxed a six- week-long trial in which 139 wit- nesses were called. After dismissal, there was a se- ries of complaints by witnesses and jurors. Seven women jurors reported to Judge Fox that the jury vote had been incorrectly reported. They Faribault School To Teach Driving Faribault The ParibatJt school board has authorized a "be- hind-the-wheel" auto driving starting this fall, for the ninth grade said it stood seven to five for con- and William R. Main has been given viction at one time. a contract to conduct it. Instruction will be by means of a dual-control car the board is purchasing. Faribault Youth Drowns in Japan Faribault, Donald R. Bremer, 19, Faribault, drowned Tuesday in Japan where he was serving with the Army Air Force, his parents were advised today. Bremer was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bremer. He was a grad- noon, 88; precipitation; none; sun Of Faribault High school and had been in service two. years. One juror admitted she had dis- cussed the case with a union picket; another told of a visit to her home by a union-favoring minister, and a third said a "flashily-dressed" man had tried to strike up a con- versation about the case. Injured Oil Plant Fire Victim Dead Mathison, 36, died in a hospital last night of burns suffered when fire swept an1 oil bulk storage plant here Wed- nesday. Funeral services will be held at Milaca, where Mathison's Besides his parents he is survived widow and three children survive by two brothers, also of Faribault. him. f ;