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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1949, Winona, Minnesota PARTLY CLOUDY TONIGHT, TUESDAY VELVET VOIGE OF RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 164 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EiGHTEEN PAGES man edges Aid to Britain LaCrescent Man Succeeds Beach State Welfare Costs Rising July Bifl Over June Figure St. Paul Jarle Leirfallom, Republican-Herald photo Winona County's Newly-Elected fifth district county commis- sioner, Hallie Bobo, is shown above as he received congratulations from Teofll J. Pellowski, left, Winona's first district commissioner. By Gordon Holte A 54-year-old Crescent farmer who has served for 18 years as a member of the New Hartford town board this morning was elected fifth district county commisssioner to serve for the unexpired portion of the term of the resigned William K. Beach. Beach's successor is Hallie Bobo who was elected at a 20-mmute session of a district five board of appointment comprising chairmen of boards in the district. Bobo was elected on the' fourth ballot from a field of three candi- dates nominated by balloting this morning. Himself a town board chairman, Bobo was tc have sat as a member of the board of appointment, today. He was obliged to resign the position because of a statute prohibiting any candidate lor the commissioner's post to vote as a member of the board of appointment. Walter Named The New Hartford board had met earlier and named Julius Walter to state 'social on ihe board for closed today that welfare costs are session opened Increasing. Net welfare costs for July in- Rebellion Has Bolivia In Uproar Government Asks People's Support To Crush Revolt La Pax, Bolivia Defying j government bombs and loyal troops marching against their stronghold j Bolivian rebels at Cochabamba (called on the rest of the population to help them today. A rebel broadcast heard here ur- ged the people to rise against the government which, it said, "is pro 'yoking a fratricidal war." Thus they spurned a government ultimatum to surrender or be an- nihilated issued last night after two air force bombings of Cochabamba. Six planes dropped 140 bombs on the city, damaging the airfield and destroying at least one rebel plane, in the major raid. Earlier four planes on a reconnaissance mis- sion dropped a few light explosives. The rebels answered with.pursuit planes and antiaircraft fire. It is impossible to estimate cas- ualties because of disrupted cpmn unications and continued fighting. The revolt by violently national- ist elements of both the army and civil population broke out Satur- day. The middle-of-the-road govern- ment of Acting President Mamerto Urriolagoitia said it is sparked by the outlawed M.N.R. (national re- Ivolutionary movement) whose lead- ers, it reported, have sneaked back from exile. They also were blamed for bloody rioting in the tin mines last May. The president called on the peo- creased or 3.5 per cent, over June, 1949. Of the increase was in the old age assis- tance program where the maxi- mum grants were increased by the legislature from to a month, effective July 1. Leirf allom said the. caseload showed a net increase of 130 com pared with 71 in June, The aid to dependent children program shows a net increase of and reflects the removal of the maximum by the 1949 legis- lature. "Prior to that Leirf allom said, "in those cases where net budgetary needs exceeded the maxi- mum, a supplementary grant was made funds.' from maintenance relieJ The director estimated that 000 of the increase represents ex- penses that were formerly met from relief funds and do not rep- resent an increase in aid to recipi- ents. An examination of net relief pay- merits, after excluding aid to de- pendent children supplements for June, shows a decrease in main- tenance relief costs of Actual comparison of relief costs, after eliminating the aid to dependent children supplementa tion, shows payments for July, 1948, of as compared to in July. 1949. "This indicates that the low point of the current fiscal year will be approximately one-third higher than the same period a year Leirfallom explained. Czechs Aided Prague The Czech govern- ment's process of pushing workers and the children of workers ahead for university study opportunity has brought six hundred applications from workers for the new term. They can qualify to enter the uni- versities after only one-year prep- aration. Ordinarily preparation would require several years. Most of the candidates come from the mines, agriculture and technical trades. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. No Im- portant temperature change. Low tonight 55: high Tuesday 79. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations, for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 83; minimum, 65; noon, 78; prectpation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 80; minimum, 53; noon, 78: precipitation, none; sun sets knight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 15. shortly after 10 and was called to Angler Hauls Up Wallet, Walker, Minn. A wall- eye pike, northern, perch and a wallet containing was a New Yorker's catch in Leech Lake Saturday. The wallet was that of Miles Dale Pothast of Melbourne, Iowa, who lost it a year ago. George Woodhall hooked the wallet while trolling south of Bear island. The zipper was open. Currency was visible un- der a layer of sand and snails. Woodhall dried the contents carefully before attempting to salvage them. Examination re- vealed five bills and two ones, the latter badly damaged. The wallet also gave up a gold ring, two keys, Pothast's social security card and a fishing li- cense. The operator of Lien's resort, where Woodhall was staying, recalled that Pothast lost the wallet while he was there last August. It slipped from his while he sat on the edge of a boat, casting. Attend Wisconsin Fair, Set New Record Milwaukee The 98th Wis- consin state fair was graduated in- to the past last night cum laude. The top achievement of this year's nine-day exhibition was that more people attended it than any of the previous 97 but there were other impressive accomplishments. The persons who attended the fair's last day yesterday boosted Yugoslavs Deny Sabotage Move By Russians Heated War of Words Continues Through Balkans BULLETIN Berlin Western Allied intelligence officers In Berlin received fresh reports today that Soviet Russia will attempt to liquidate Premier Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia within six months. Tito's assassination or a Russian-inspired internal re- volt are the most likely pros- pects. By Alex Singleton Belgrade, slav government spokesmen were kept busy today denying a flood ofj rumors about moves and counter- moves in the increasingly heated j word war between Russia and Yugo- slavia. But ;he Yugoslav government and people were calm despite the reports that Russia and her obedient satel- lites might use force or attempt to pie to fight beside him in total attendance mark to streets, if necessary, to crush the revolution. Besides Cochabamba, a town of on a plain about 150 miles from La Paz, the rebels hold the mining towns of Santa Cruz, Potosi and Ururo. They are also reported, to hold the prefecture (police sta- tion) at Sucre, but the situation there is not clear. Sucre is the official capital of Bolivia, but because of its extreme 800. The previous high was in 1941. And, says Fair Manager Jack Reynolds, this year's show attracted more and better livestock exhibits and more participants in youth and junior fair activities and exhibits. From C. A. ElifritZ, chief of the fair park police, came the claim of President Harry Truman waves from an automobile as he drives through Philadelphia's downtown section today upon arriving to address the American Legion national convention. The Legionnaire to the right of the President is not identified. Following to the rear of the President's car is Philadelphia's city troop.. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Hurricane Leaves Path of Destruction stir a against Charlotte, the regime ofj today.' big hurricane was blowing itself out Premier Marshal Tito. There was not one solid fact to back up any of the rumors of sabo- tage, troop movements and spying that Hew from table to table in coffee shops and were whispered in diplomatic corridors. A government spokesman denied last night that Yugoslavia had sent troops into the Istrian peninsula, prewar Italian territory, to prevent, sabotage. The spokesman then took up -other publisned stories which he either denied flatly or dismissed as "only it turned back to the northeast in North Carolina and Southern Virginia in a dying effort to return to the Atlantic ocean, where it was spawned a week ago. The howling monster which ripped into Florida's gold coast on the east side described Friday, cutting by weathermen another heavy windstorm. It raced across the Carolina's Piedmont section yesterday bring- ing heavy rains. But its steel-twist- ing power was reduced to limb- breaking, shingle tearing and the fouling of power and communica- tions lines. The rains in the Carolinas caused smaller streams to overflow into frequently-inandated lowlands. The effect on larger streams could not multimillion just.- dollar damage swath, was an crowd record." This! year, said Elifritz, there were only 12 complaints, including two minor I He denied that order by County Auditor Richard Schoonover who presided until the board elected Arnold Voss of La- mollle, representing Riclimond township, as board chairman. Members of the board in addition to Vcss and Walter were Otis Les- lie, Wisccy township; Halvor En- grav. Pleasant Hill, who sat fori William Witt, town board chairman who was a candidate; Louis Keller, route two, Winona, of the Wilson town board, and E. P. Dickson of Dresbach. The commissioners room of tlie county courthouse in which the board of appointment met was par- tially filled with members of town altitude the government sits at Lai disturbances and five cases of in- Paz. Itoxication. Attendance Record Seen at State Fair St. Minnesota state fair was headed for an all-time election. Pellowski on Hand Another visitor was Teofil J. Pel- lowski, the only member of the Pre-ji7g 743 sent county board who was not link-j A' aerial show by Royal record today. Officials said weather conditions will probably be the deciding factor in the remaining eight days. Shattering the all-time second day attendance mark, visitors were clocked at the turnstiles Sunday, boosting to the total for the first two days. This two-day total surpassed the record two-day total of 1948 by 955., Last year's record mark was ed with bribery transactions in the recent reports, of, State Public Ex- aminer Rxhard A. Golling. After ejecting Voss board chair- man, members of the appointment board cast a first ballot to name (Continued on Page 15, Column 7.) LA CRESCENT Canadian Air Force jet planes kept all necks craned Sunday as the speedy ships rolled and looped high in the air before a packed grand- stand where the "standing room only" sign was hung up shortly af- ter noon. I Added to this thrill feature, were I the auto races of the American Au- challeagsd ths right of .Russian gunboats to travel through Yugo- slav territorial waters on the Dan- ube river. He said Russia had that right under the Danube navigation charter and said. Yugoslavia had not asked any Russian sunboat to halt. He lumped together as "only A report that Yugoslavia might charge Russia before the United Nations security council with threatening peace by her heated notes to Yugoslavia, A report that three Soviet me- chanized divisions have entered Hungary from Romania and are believed near the Yugoslav frontier. The government news agency, Tanjug, later entered another den- ial of reports about sending rein- forcements Into the Istrian penin- sula whers there was a firejin a Fiume oil refinery last week ij 'said there was no quesuon of satfotage jbe determined at once. Winds from 50 to 80 miles per Yugoslavia had hour were reported over the Caro- linas, Virginia, and Maryland as the hurricane expired. Storm Loses Force It was in Georgia that the awe- some freak of nature lost its super- lative stature. At 10 p.m. last night the "eye" of the storm passed over Boanoke, Va. Winds up to 60 miles per hour and heavy rain were reported. There was little damage. in ths fire. Tanjug, acting for the I mini jstry Association. The feature 15-mile spurt was won by Spider Webb, Dayton, Ohio, with a time of 14 minutes, 43 seconds. Pressing Webb was daring 22- year-old Troy Ruttman of Los An- geles, a hot rod racer who grad- uated to the big time but has been out of racing since a spring crack- up sent him to the hospital. Today is children's day with the____.....___ _.....__ grandstand show including harness! government refugees who sought racing and vaudeville acts. 'Blank Check' Authority of Vaughan Eyed By Marvin L. Arrowsmith Mundt (B-S.D.) question said today he Major General wants Harry Vaughan closely about whether he has "a blank check of authority" at the White House. said Mundt, "it would seeni that he does. But I have a pretty good idea that President Truman knew nothing about a Ibt of Vaughan's activities we have been It was in Florida that the giant exploded its peak power. West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Fort Lauderdale were in the direct path of the hurricane's core as it swung in from the Atlantic Friday evening. The giant veered to the north, passed over Lake Okeechobee where lost their lives in the! 1926 hurricane. It then roared up] investigation." The climax of the' inquiry will come tomorrow when Vaughan, who is Mr. Truman's Army aide, is the mess-hung Suwannee river t the bljc hear. urday parallel with the coastline im three ago in the center of the peninsula state. I Duri time Vaughan has One life was lost in Florida and of information, named a long Ijist of foreign radios, newspapers andijpress lone in Georgia. associations which it said I were! A preliminary survey brought spreading false reports. ;i i damage estimates varying from Tanjug aiso carried a denial of to stories tirinted in the hostile jcom-' munist" press that Yugoslavia in- tends TO hand over to the Greek Co-operation Of Free World Termed Vital Addresses Biggest American Legion Convention in History By Ernest B. Vaccaro Philadelphia Truman pledged full American co- operation to crisis-ridden Britain today as part of a great effort by the world's free nations to achieve lasting prosperity and peace. In a sober summary of the inter- national economic situation Mr. Truman declared that a world trade "seriously out of balance" has posed problems "which affect all of us, and in solution of which we all have common interest." He promised this country's 'friendliness and helpfulness" in keeping Britain on its feet in a. world suffering from "the terrible after-effects of the war" and from Russia's hostility to European re- covery. And he held out an offer of "mu- tual concession and co-operation" to the British cabinet officials who arrive in Washington next week for negotiations on their country's fi- nancial crisis. "We are not looking for trick sol- utions to deep-seated fie added. The President, addressing the na- tional convention of the American Legion, sharply disavowed criti- cism in this country of Britain's socialist government. Biggest Meeting The four-day meeting is one of the biggest in Legion history. The delegates and alternates rep- resent more than Legion- naires in some posts. Tney'll discuss, the pros and cons of some resolutions. "We President Tru- man declared, "that each nation has its own political problems and that it uses different political la- bels and different slogans from those we use at home." The keynote of his address was that "world prosperity is necessary to world peace." Because of that, he said, and be- cause "world prosperity is neces- sary to our own prosperity in the United American leaders resolved before the end of World n that "the international chaos which had led to war should not occur again." "We knew that permanent peace could not exist if the nations of the world resumed the policy of dog- eat-dog. "Consequently, the United States joined with other nations to prepare for a peacful economic world." But, the President added, while the steps which followed were ment regarding all the incidents had not counted on with which his name has been "Shortly after the war he said, "it became apparent the economic life of the world was' more badly, disrupted than anyone had expected. "Still further difficulties were created when it became clear that the Soviet Union would not join in working for world economic recov- ery.1' ;n spoken out only once-to acknowl- Republican-Herald photo A District Five board of appointment niet this morning to elect Hallie Bobo, La Crescent farmer, to the post of county commissioner left vacant by the resignation last week of William K. Beach. Mem- bers of the appointment board, shown left to right above, are Otis Leslie, Wiscoy; Halvor Engrav, Pleas- ant Hill; Lewis Keller, wUson; Chairman Arnold Voss, Richmond; E. P. Dickson, Dresbach, and Julius Walter, New Hartford. Tito himself apparently was still at his summer capital on the Ad- riatic resort island of Brioni. Hip has been conducting business andj see- ing delegations there. Foreign Minister Edvard Kardelj and Politburo Member Mflovan Djilas found time yesterday tb at- tend a track meet between Jugo- slavia, Belgium and France. The Yugoslav press continued to carry answers to blasts from Rus- sia and the other cominform na- tions who have been threatening Tito since they threw him out of the organization in June, 1948. Truman to Confer On Farm Program Washington Elmer Thomas (D.-Okla.) has disclosed a direct move by President Tru- man to settle the differences be- tween his Democratic advisers on farm programs. Thomas, chairman of the Senate I agriculture committee, said yester- day that the President has Invited "quite a group of us down to the White House Wednesday to talk over farm legislation." The Oklahoman, who has been plugging publicly for another year of the rigid, high-level price sup- ports already voted by the House, said he hopes the President says exactly what he wants for next year's farm program. "Ill certainly support he said. "It would be silly to do anything else because he certainly would veto it." After a tour of the east coast, Grady Norton, chief storm fore- caster, said yesterday: "What the dollar loss amounts to depends much on what happens to the citrus crop. At the moment I would say that the estimate is perhaps high, but exact totals remain to be counted." Citrus growers thought damage might run as high as 20 per cent of the crop. Warren Johnson, head of the Lakeland Weather bureau, said (Continued on Page 3, Column HURRICANE edge that an official and an agent of a Chicago perfume firm present- ed home freezers to him and other 'prominent Washingtonians in 1945 Vaughan said there was nothing im- proper about that. Mundt, a member of the special subcommittee conducting the in- vestigation, told a reporter he parti- cularly wants to ask Vaughan about his use of Mr. Truman's name to pave the way for a 1945 military plane trip to Europe for John Ma- ragon. Maragon is another central figure in the Senate.inquiry. At the time of the plane trip he was working for the Albert Verley Company, the perfume firm which footed the bill for the home freezers. However, said Mr. Truman, the people of those nations refused to be discouraged because "they know that the democratic way is the way of hope." That brought him to the present situation. "The free nations have overcome the danger of immediate postwar the President said, "but we have not yet achieved'the sound and expanding world economy that is necessary for lasting prosperity and peace. Attorney Roger Q. White points to photo of Senator Margaret Smith (R.-Maine) in gallery of autographed pictures on walls of of his client, James -V. Hunt, Washington business counsel whose name figures prominently in Senate investigating commit- tee's probe of five percenters. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- "This larger task is the one that now confronts us." In the British-Canadian-American discussions, as well as in talks with other countries, Mr. Truman asserted, four principles must be kept in mind: I. "That a sound and expanding economy is essential to world 2. "That we are trying to expand the exchange of goods and services among en- gaging in "a charitable 3. "That we cannot succeed. .un- less we keep everlastingly at 4. "That the democratic nations are not proposing to interfere with jone another's internal I China Problem A hot floor fight at the conven- tion looms over S.-China rela- tions and what the future Ameri- can policy on that embattled Asiat- ic country should be. The Legion's national executive committee adopted a resolution'yes- terday urging continued aid to an- ticommunist forces in China. The resolution said the U. S. should "not abandon the Far East to the It recommended, too, that the U. S. "lend its aid" in formation of a regional pact of Far. Eastern Pacific counterpart of the North Atlantic treaty. Internal bickering among top Le- (Gontinued on Page 11, Column 5.) 1 TRUMAN ;