Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
FAIR TONIGHT, SUNDAY FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 151 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN. PAGES Here's How Winona Greeted the circus when it came to town early today. Although almost every vantage point was taken by 7 a. m., a Kepublican-Herald staff photographer found an even better one. Climbing to the top floor flre escape of the Latsch Son warehouse, the staffer snapped the picture of what seemed to be half of Winona's residents watching the circus train unload its colorful cargo. The photo shows Center street looking north to the tracks. The circus vehicles were pulled off the line by big tractors and then sent on their way out to the circus site in Goodview. Kepublican-Herald photo The Big Top Was Going Up when this photo was taken at the old airport this morning. Although the circus train got- into Winona behind schedule, there was nothing slow about the circus hands who got the big show ready for the afternoon performance. Shown here are the huge poles which hold up the gigantic tent. The hustle and bustle at the circus grounds attracted hundreds, and Indica- tions were that sellout crowds would witness both performances today. The fourth section of the train arrived about noon. (Addi- tional circus pictures on page 3.) Republican-Herald photo Thousands in Town Today for Circus Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey circus, expected to show to a full house at Winona's old airport this afternoon, will give its second and last performance here tonight at o'clock. Doors to the big top will open at p. m., but the circus' numerous attractions will be In operation before that, The old airport is located west of Winona on highway 61, and ar-j rangements have been made for! orderly parking of the thousands of cars that will be adjacent to the H cover St nc ken on nr Irai The Alsops Intelligence Agency Top Sought By Joseph AIsop Washington The "Help Wanted lot. It has been an even ten years since this, called "the Greatest Show on has shown here, and this is only the fourth time sinceJFriday nominated Gen. J. Lawton Collins Named (J. S. Army Chief of Staff Washington President Truman 1919, the year that Barnum Bailey and Ringling Brothers combined. The circus was here in 1926, in 1937 ar.d 1939. It shows only in about 120 ctties annually. The TBig One' Ringling Brothers and Barnum a seasoned World war H battle-commander, to be the new Senate Speeds Action On Reorganization Plans By Oliver De Wolf leaders today stepped up, action on two government reorganization plans after President Truman tartly urged their approval as a sign of good faith in Congress. In a strongly-worded letter to Vice-president Barkley yesterday, Mr. Truman observed: "The action taken on these plans will demonstrate whether the' many recent professions of support for increased, efficiency and economy Bailey circus is always referred chiefs army chief of staff succeeding! Gen. Omar N, Bradley. Bradley was named Thursday to be the first chairman of the joint v Cfc t-ilV.Ua JO sign is now out for a man to filljto as Big in the show one of the most vitally important! posts m the that of having stood the test of time while hundreds of others have dis- staff consisting of the staff of the army and air force and the chief of naval chiefs of of native of Brothers, Sells Brothers, Adam Louisiana is now vice chief of staff director of the central sucn "as the Dan Rice, operations, agency. Under any circumstances John Robinson, Sells .Floto, Mabbiel Collins, 53-year-old this is a key job, since the CIA _..'_.. I J'oal chief directs all American clandes- tine activities and secret intelli- gence efforts abroad. And the job is certain to become even more crucial simply because, in all the plans for a new Asiatic policy which are now being drawn up, secret operations necessarily play a decisive part. The present CIA chief is Rear Admiral Roscoe Hillenkoetter, who is generally conceded to have done a satisfactory job in the Forepaugh, W. W. Cole, Sparks, A. G. Barnes and Gollmar Brothers circuses. Circus followers say that the Barnum and Bailey circus, founded in 1871, and the Ringling Brothers, founded in Baraboo, Wis., in 1884, have been survived operated under Bradley. Completes Team The appointment rounded Mr. Truman's top new military team under the newly-passed uni- fication law. Thursday he re- namjd Adm.. Louis E. Denfeld to State Legion Busy Electing New Officers St. Minnesota's Amer- out can Legionnaires started voting for Early Return Of MacArthur Held Unlikely By Don Whitehcsd Washington Some senators still pressed today for General piers. Idle Ships Store Huge Wheat Crop Washington The Agricul- ture "department announced yester- day it will double the number idle liberty ships used for emergency storage of surplus grains acquired under its price support program. It already has stored about bushels of wheat in 12 ships anchored at Jones Point, N. Y. An additional 12 ships will be tied up at Jones Point after they have been loaded at New York city because they have (another two-year term as chief of by the best circus P. T. Barnum gained great fame with his tours with Jenny Lind and first two years of the agency's ex- istence. Moreover, Hillenkoetter, has demonstrated the essential and very rare ability necessary to per- suade Congress to sign a large blank check; in this session Hillen- koetter actually got a larger con- cealed appropriation than he asked for. YET HILLENKOETTER is a regular service officer, outranked by all the top officers in the Penta- gon, to which he must some day return. This is one reason why he has not always been able to resist the Pentagon's tendency to slough off incompetent boobs, for whom no useful employment can be found, on the CIA. Moreover, Hill- enkoetter's is a temporary appoint- ment. It is generally agreed that when he goes he should be re- placed by a civilian, under no ob- ligation to anyone, willing to take the CIA job on a permanent basis, and of sufficient stature and reputa- tion to deal on equal terms with the most important men in the gov- ernment. The search for this paragon is now taking the form of long lists, which are being drawn up in the State department and the Penta gon, and submitted to President Truman. The search is complicated by two factors. For one thing, if, as seems likely, the CIA chief's salary is raised to the job will become one of the richest pol- itical plums in Washington. The I (Continued on Page 9, Column 2.) ALSO PS Minneapolis Man Jumps in River Minneapolis Police today dragged the Mississippi river for the body of Frank Drony, 55, after a companion reported he had jump- ed into the stream while the two were walking avross the Hennepin avenue bridge. and gained wealthi too Now, hc-wever, he is best remem- bered for his publicity stunts. James A. Bailey, starting from naval operations. Collins, Denfeld and Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, air chief of staff, will make up the new joint chiefs with Bradley as presideing officer. new officers today as they approach- ed the finale of their 31st annual convention. Balloting came after delegates, after the most rousing fight of the meeting, yesterday turned down by a three to one vote a proposal that WAGS be recorded rights of full- fledged legion membership. It took I received thumbs- 'down treatment from the senate expenditures committee. The President said Senate objec tions to the plans "appear to me to be ill-founded and mistaken." And he added that congressional failure to approve the proposals jwould imperil "the whole great en- deavor of government reorganiza- tion. As army chief of staff, Collins !five votes before the plan was de- will be the principal army adviser to the President and the secretary feated, to 583. Last night, Sleepy scratch, became part owner defense, and to the secretary of its third annual title in the manager of Cooper, Bailey andlthe army on activities of the armyjtest among class A drum and ,th I department. corps, held at Central stadium. Hutchinson, which was merged wit Barnum's. Bailey took over the management. Began From Scratch The Ringlings of Otto, Charles, John and Alf. began from scratch, too, and had trying times before they were the match of Barnum and Bailey. In 1904 Bailey sold the Ringlings a half interest in his Forepaugh Sells show and let them run it, di- viding territory, and a year later the Ringlings bought the other half. Collins was graduated-from West Point April 2, 1917. He saw ser- vice in both World wars, and had a distinguished record in action In World War n. He commanded troops on Guadalcanal before go- ing to Europe. In Europe, he com- manded the Seventh army corps which landed on Utah beach in Normandy on D-day. His troops captured Cherbourg. Litchfield won second place and Ely placed third. Runnersup were Min- neapolis Laidlaw post, Chisholm and Farifaault, in that order. quet took the honors in class B, in-! Senate Democratic Leader Lucas (m.) announced yesterday that he will set aside the money bill for the Interior department to take up the Welfare department reorganiz- ation plan on Tuesday. He said the Senate will hold a night session, if necessary to com- the first plan, so can be taken up plete action on the second one Wednesday. Under the reorganization plans go into effect automatically within 60 days after being submit- ted by the; president, unless either house disapproves. August 17 is the deadline for .Senate action on-both plans, he said. Mr. Truman dismissed as "ab- The ladies drum and bugle award was taken fay Alexandria with) Brewster in second place. In Como park late yesterday, the re- of "would i Congress t la course of action on my recom- n Continues Trip East Alter Treatment Ogden, Presi- dent Herbert Hoover was stricken with an internal disorder aboard a train early today but after medical examination continued his trip to New York. The dispatcher for the Southern Pacific railroad said the company physician examined the former President, and decided that the dis- order was not serious enough to re- quire hospitalization. Mr. Hoover was aboard the stream- liner, City of San Francisco, trans- ferring here from Southern Pacific to Union Pacific tracks to continue the eastbound journey. Mr. Hoover was-en route east af- ter celebrating at his former Cal- ifornia home his 75th birthday, an- niversary last Wednesday. The train was halted for 30 min- utes earlier this morning at Elko, Nev., where Dr. Dale Hadfield ex- amined the former President, then advised him to continue on to Og- den. Dr. Hadfield gave Mr, Hoover views to reporters in separate in-1 The dead girl was identified as emergency treatment but said imme- in government are to be taken se- riously or are to be written off as political The two to set up t th. Far E wlll a cabinet-rank department of m tne Far East wm fare, the other to transfer two em-jPermlt at time, ployment agencies from the Republican Floor Leader Wherry eral security agency, to the labor j of Nebraska said MacArthur should Douglas MacArthur's return from Japan despite his plea that critical not return and tell Congress what pol- icies should be followed in the Ori- ent. Senator Morse (R-Ore.) added: "One o'f the greatest lessons in the democratic process that Gen- eral MacArthur' could give would be to return and give senators in- formation they, need if they are to j represent the people of the country Ships are being used because of prospects of a shortage of storage for this year's bumper crops. Three Dead In Twin Cities Auto Mishaps A By The Associated Press teen-aged New Brighton girl intelligently in connection with the and two three-year old Twin City number one issue com-1 boys were killed and six other per- mon defense." Wherry and Morse I sons injured in Minnesota auto ac- gave Icidents late yesterday and last j? .I. for a national health Directed Break-Through gion nine group with headquarters Later the corps under Collinsjat Crookston and serving all of After Bailey's death the Ring- spearheaded the attack of the First northwestern Minnesota, won the nod of the judges. _........._____ _ A proposal to transfer handling shows "on theimerous engagements in France of Legion finances from the finance lings bought the Barnum Bailey I army which made the break- circus in 1907, putting three east of St. Lo. After nu- road. But in World War I Ringling Brothers circus and Barnum t Bai- (Continued CIRCUS on Page 7, Column 6.) Ringling Definitely Improved Chicago Robert Ring- ling, 51-year-old circus head whose "greatest show on earth" has thrilled millions, showed definite improvement today after an operation last Sunday. Officials at St. Luke's hospital described Ringling's condition as "satisfactory" and said his in- ternal bleeding is now under co- trol. They reported, however, that he is not yet out of danger and will remain in the hospital for at least another week. and Belgium, broke through the the Seventh corps Siegfried line defenses and captured Aachen. His army in the drive to the Rhine and the capture of Cologne, Collins finally led the corps its drive to the Elbe river, where it made a junction with the Rus- sians advancing from the east. It was understood that Collins was Bradley's personal choice for his successor as chief of staff. They served together in Europe. WEATHER program." There has been strong opposi- tion on Capitol hill to including the public health service in the proposed new set up. Gooseveiile Bear On Prowl Again Alton, 111. The Gooseveiile The convention hall was jammed. bear or whatever it is, was flushed last night at the north troops participated With the First out taking any action on election of committee to the executive commit- tee was -defeated. Delegates re- cessed until after its parade with- officers. terviews. MacArthur firmly rejected an in- vitation yesterday by the Senate and.armed ser- vices committees to testify on the President's pro- gram. He' refused a similar invitation a year ago from the Senate appropri- ations committee. Several senators, plainly were irked by MacArthur's position that events are so critical he can not take time out from his duties as the supreme Allied commander in the Pacific. McArthur also said he could shed result of vigorous campaigning forjof Alton and a farme_. took two the posts of state commander and at it_ He tMnfc, me second national committeeman. Telephone calls were placed to all sections but the got the state last night bringing absent voting delegates, suit the convention had Jl away. i L. E. Switzer, the farmer, said he Friday the convention rejected a resolution calling for federal pen- sions for veterans at the age of 65. The proposal was defeated by voice vote. FEDERAL FORECAST Mostly fair with pleasant tempera- ture tonight and Sunday. Local I showers likely Sunday evening. Low tonight 68; high Sunday 84. IVIMITI3 rllOl Ml I GO LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, noon, 88; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at (Additional Weather on Page 11.) In Crash at Jackson Jackson, Minn. Howard G. Hebein, 28-year-old National Guard pilot from Milwaukee, died yester- day when his plane crashed and gerie with him at the time, "but not for long. He had a pet monkey, a cocker spaniel, a poodle and a Norwegian elk hound with him going toward the com' field when animal in- stinct, or something, told them to make haste in the tion of the house. general direc- He finally induced the Norwegian elk hound back to the corn field, as some protection, in case he mere- ly wounded the creature and were attacked. The cocker ran under a burned, on a farm nine miles north wash .rack and didn't come out for of here, I two hours. little light on the China situation Paul. Thoemke said the child dart- since China is not in the area of his command responsibility. But Wherry argued that if Mac- Arthur had returned a year ago for a report to Congress, the China policy "would not have disintegrat- ed into the situation it has." And he added if events are critical outside China, then Con- gress should be told about them. Senator Connally chair- man of the Senate foreign relations committee, told the Senate yester- day it would be "shameful" for the Senate to demand MacArthur's re- turn. Connally fought against a resol- ution sponsored by Senator Know- land (R-Calif.) asking MacArthur and Vice-Admiral Oscar C. Badger, naval commander in the Far East, to report to the joint Senate com- mittees. But the Texas senator was on the short side of a 13-12 vote by the committees. No one expects President Tru- man to order MacArthur home. The President has said he will call him home if MacArthur asks to re- turn. interpreted to mean versity farm. that Mr. Truman will not use any Pressure to get him back to Wash- ington. And Secretary of Defense Johnson'has said he will not order fce general home unless the Presi- dent approves.1 Catherine Schutta, 16. She wWs kill- ed when Hennepin county deputies said an auto filled with teen-agers hit a soft shoulder along the Minne- apolis belt line near its intersection with highway 152 and tipped. The ambulance here to meet the train. wreckage caught fire. Hospitalized in Minneapolis were John Hedberg of Minneapolis; Bet- former President told him: ty Brandon, New Brighton, and John Wangensteen of rural Ram- sey county, each 16 years old. In St. Paul, James, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Keeler, was killed when he was struck by a car police said was driven by Orville L. Thoemke, 30, also of St. ed into the path of his auto and he had no time to stop or avoid the mishap. In Minneapolis the child victim was Richard, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morris. Police identified the driver of the car that struck him as William Spital, 57, also of Minneapolis. Three more persons were in the Crosby hospital after a two-car- col- lision on highway 169 around Lake Mille Lacs near Garrison. They were R. D. Clark, 77, of Minne- apolis, his wife, 'and John E. Mac- Donald, 48, St. Paul. Crow Wing county officers said the mishap oc- curred as Clark sought to turn-in- to a side road from file highway. diate hospitalization was not nec- essary. Ambulance Ready On the basis of his examination, Southern Pacific officials had an When he entered Hoover's train- compartment, the doctor said the "I think I am having a gall blad- der attack. I have had them before and I know what they are." His examination confirmed Hoov- er's report, Dr. Hadfield said. Hoover was in considerable pain when he arrived, the physician add- ed, but responded .well to routine treatment. He was "lots relieved and resting comfortable." Mr. Hoover celebrated his 75th birthday last Wednesday. A huge turnout in honor of the birthday celebration at his home- town, Palo Alto, Calif., was climax- ed'by a speech in which Mr. Hoover told a crowd of between and persons that he believed gov- ernment spending and taxes threat- Late Corn Borers Threaten State Crop St. Paul Minnesota farm- ers-are facing an immediate battle with the second brood of corn bor- ers, A. W. Buzicky, associate state entomologist said yesterday at uni- The worst invasion since the pest appeared is developing rapidly in the southern one-third of the the nation witn collectivism. The turnout was much like a hvye family gathering. The crowd sang "Happy Birthday to You" as the smiling former President opened iand closed his address. During his talk the crowd was unusually quiet and attentive. At that time he looked well and robust. In bis'30-minute speech the for- mer President charged that the United States "4s blissfully driving down the back road to collectivism at top added: "We have not had a great social- ization of property but we are on the last mile to collectivism through governmental collection. and spend- ing of the savings of the people." The former President was en route to New York city after spend- ing several weeks to the West. He have three and four egg masses per stalk. state, Buzicky warned. Some fields had been vacationing at the famed Bohemian grove, on the Russian river, north of San Francisco..