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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1949, Winona, Minnesota SNOW TONIGHT, COLDER SATURDAY Basketball Tonight KWNO-FM VOLUME 49, NO. 250 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 9, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES TODAY- Tough Job For G.O.P. Chairman By Joseph and Stewart AIsop anyone wishes to investigate the practical causes for the present plight of the Republi- can party, a good place to begin Is with Guy Gabrlelson. It must be hastily added that the unhappy chairman of the Republican nation al committee is the victim, not the cause, of his party's misfortunes. None the less, a call on Gabrielson speaks volumes. The man himself, to begin at the beginning, is as agreeable a fellow as you will find in national politics. As the new chieftain of their na- tional organization, the Republican; have chosen a kindly, genial, solidly successful New York lawyer, whojj, Parnell Thomas got six to 18 made his own way in the world, in jail and a S10.000 fine has now achieved the blameless for cheating the government Note to Jurors Intercepted Thomas Given Jail Term, Fine Wife to Seek Vacated Seat In U. S. Senate Representative nacle of suburban prosperity. His lack of political experience makes him a bit suspicious at first, but before very long he will talk straight- forwardly to any caller who talks straightforwardly to him. by "padding" his office pay roll. Immediately after the sentence was pronounced, Thomas' wife an- nounced: "I intend to seek the congression- lal seat about to be vacated by myj THE SAME LACK of experience has led Gabrlelson into some ex- traordinary public when he has thought that he was) called upon to speak for his party husband Mrs. Thomas told reporters her 'staTementl husband'3 Designation ls ln the [mails. I Thomas is 54. His wife is a little r with pugnacity and spirit Yet he Federa Chiang Flies To Sichang, Inland Capital Arnold Larson, left, tells his story as the jury listens intently to his defense to the state's charge that he murdered Dr. James E. McLoone. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) seems to know claptrap when hejgave an ear-burning lecture to utters it. In the old phrase of Sen-iThomas along with the jail term ator Charles L. McNary. he does and the fine not bother to "demagogue when the doors are closed." Instead he discloses honest puzzlement about what the Republicans ought to do. The reason why a, visit to Ga- brielson speaks volumes at this -i------ cnainnan 01 me time is that the Republican nation- can actlvltles commUtee. He told the little man who seven Truman Regards Eisenhower As 1950 Candidate By Ernest B. Vaccaro Key West, Fla. Intimates J i siiffiripnev said todav that President Truman leader of Nationalist China, conferelice that, while some cuts may have to be Q j Dwi ht D Eisen. to Sikang, in the tbege funds next year, there should be no indiscriminate _ _ _f._ inr Thye Lauds Marshall Plan Aid in Europe Taipeht Formosa Thye (R.-Minn.) thinks Marshall plan :t .r m- i -i. Liy c v-rv.-vw.iinw Chiang Kai-shek, titular [dollars have "done a tremendous job in restoring Europe to the path of He told the little man wno seven times was elected to the House asitain fastness of Inland a Republican from New Jersey that I ern China today. he knew he had a gooa record His flight preceded reports re-W the first world war and had donelceived here in this new provision-! w III "much good work" In Congress asjal capital of China that commu- 1 vUHMUUIII tHo "PTnucp nn _ A Tnprl-. nict. TrAnnt: TtfArp wirhin fiTt m1lp5 chairman of the House un-Ameri But, the Judge said sternly: "These can't properly be consid- ered mitigating circumstances." Holtzoff concluded: "J. Parnell Thomas, it is the judg- j. Jrarneii .inomas, it 15 wie juug- started luncuonmg fiere toaay in ment of this court that you be im-1 the bomb damaged building for- prisoned in an institution to bejmerly occupied by the Japanese determined by the attorney general governor general. Formosa for 50 for a term of not less than six months and not more than 18 months, that you be fined and that you stand committed until the fine is paid." al chairman Is in nn acutely un comfortable predicament. Further- more. the discomfort does not even derive from the party dissidents. who now wish to lead another of the rebellions against the national leadership that are becoming a Re- publican habit. Oabrielson's dis- comfort derives, rather, from the difficulty of doing the job he was named for, IN THE PLAINEST TERMS, Ga- brlelson was chosen to head the Republican, national committee be- cause he was thought to be a good money raiser. But particularly since the defeat ol John Foster Dulles In New York, he has met with severe resistance from the check-writers. "Tell they have said to him, "what the Republi- can party stands for: and we will do our stuff generously. But if we don't know what Republican prin- ciples are, we won't write any checks." Accordingly, Gabrlelson is now embarked on another of the recur- ring frantic efforts to discover just what the Republican party stands for. He has queried nearly 7.000 state and county chairmen, plus ____ _________ ____ workers and contributors. Governor" Rennebohm "today. Later, Gabrielson plans to rally his I He he had instructed offl- fellow committee members and nist troops were within 60 miles of Chengtu. Until yesterday Chengtu was China's fourth capi- tal this year. Chengtu airfields were packed with Chinese hoping to escape the approaching reds. The Nationalist government started functioning here today in Ihower as an active candidate for reductions. "Nothing has accomplished so! the presidency. much toward building a perma- nent peace than the dollars there with a Senate appropriations subcommittee. Thye credited EGA funds years a part of Japan. Ameri- can planes bombed it heavily dur- ing World War U. (Formosa was given to China at a conference between allied lead- Further Study Of Mine Leases St. Paul Governor Luther Youngdahl says he wants more time before the state executive council considers extending for "snubbed" in Sweden. ic: jane a uumereiiue ueLwecu aiiieu letiu- Thomas took the sentence with just before the end of the years the leases on three Minnesota show of emotion or change of ex- pression. Rennebohm Asks Strict Enforcement Of Speed Laws Madison, Wis. Strict ad- herence to Wisconsin's new high- way speed limit law was asked by i.j... Its final disposition still is considered one of the important phases of the Japanese peace treaty expected to be written ear- ly next year.) The Nationalists face grave eco- nomic problems here. The island's normal population of has been swelled to persons by an influx of iron my, navy, air and Republican delegations in House and Senate, and prepare a new charter for the party. It does not take a prophet to predict that the new Republican charter will come out strong for free enterprise, an early spring and ft late fall, and will boldly denounce deficit spending and the mancatlng shark. This kind of com- edy has been played before. Even the rather ludicrous postlude. with the voters responding with massive cers to enf0rce of 55 miles They added that he regards Ei- senhower's recent "hot dogs and Evidence Will Help Larson, Woman Says Bailiffs Snatch Up Message, Attorneys Summing Up Case By Gordon K. Closwiy La Crossc, Arnold Larson courtroom was electrified this morning when the presiding judge chastised an elderly woman for j directing a note to the murder jurors. I The woman dropped the note among the jurors about o clock 1 while they were sitting in the lobby of the La Crosse hotel. She is a kitchen employe there. Ir the note Mrs. Edith Martinson, 57, told the jurors she had excel- lent material with which to protect Mr. Larson. Win be glad to offer "BUI? the' jurors never saw the note. Bailiffs quietly snatched it off the floor and took it to Circuit Judge Roland J. Steinle. Admits Dropping Note Summoned to the witness stand on a bench warrant, Mrs. Martinson readily admitted dropping the note and despite the judge's scathing criticism she said she planned to carry on her "fight for Mr Larson "I believe Mr. Larson is innocent and I want to do what I can to help she told the judge firmly. Her appearance in court came as a dramatic interlude to summation arguments of the prosecution and defense in the Dr. James McLoone murder case. The case will go to the jury this afternoon, Mrs. Martinson's note to the jurors: "To whom it may concern: "Arnold Larson sat by the bedside of his son Jimmy, proving that be was a devoted parent. Mrs. Larson definitely wanted to marry another man. This was quite impossible if she could not get a divorce from Mr. Larson. He did not want to give up his wife and mother of his children so held off the divorce as long as he could. "I have excellent material with which to protect Mr. Larson. Will be glad to offer it in his behalf. "Mrs. Editb Martinson." -er" speech as part of U, for with bringing about the sharp drop in communist membership in the French and Italian parliaments. He said Norway was doing a great job with such monies but "that country has no desire that EGA go on forever." The Minnesotan denied state- ments by Senator Thomas (D.- the committee bad in Sweden. "I saw no difference in the re- ception we received In Sweden mer chief of staff's buildup for the Republican presidential nom- ination. The President, they continued, will answer Eisenhower in his "State of the Union" message to Congress in January. Charles G. Ross, the President's press secretary, said that speech will "fully expound the President's philosophies of government." Ross would not even discuss re- cent speeches of Eisenhower, now president of Columbia university. Mr. Truman's long-time feeling of admiration for Eisenhower as of Violence Flares In Coal Fields Oi Kentucky could charge the group was snub- to return -om partment was holding conversa- the" mainland: The "island is notions with the firms "with refer- able and does not want to to insertion of additional pro- large mainland forces. Many visions in the leases, insuring the thP islandpr.; in fact still wart further protection of the state andpeart rf JapanStor inS should they be extended for the pendent of the Chinese mainland- rs. Formosa lies athwart tbe sea Gift Buying Boosts Sales and air lanes between the Philip- j pines and Okinawa, both highly cers emurue iiimLs ui Junes j ne per hour at night and 65 during essential in the American defense the 1949 legislature in an effortlshek's treasury support war to increase safets'. I signed thelagainst the reds? The Nationalistsj the day "to the letter.' The chief executive added: "The speed law was passed by plans for the western Pacific. The greatest problem facing the island is bow long can Chiang Kai- assembled and more studies made before the executive council can determine the proper course in this Youngdahl told mem- bers of the council in a letter canceling the proposed Saturday session. ncrease salets7. i signed inem-gainst me reasr J.UK because I believe it will re-lare now almost without income CrOSSfi bill duce accidents. I am going to in-'except from Formosa. Gold re- ts. I am going to from Formosa. Gold re- i p Pnntocf be enforced for the I serves brought from the mainland] Wins J. sist that it same reason. "The law has been in effect long enough so that all should now be aware tence." are being expended rapidly. Soon-j later Chiang's war treasury' VVC rcljClVCtl lit un tutii j (JJ. CLU11U.J. JLJiaciHiwnr co r-hiof oTpruHvp last nieht than we received in any other Army man and a builder fflose soUTby was snub' the Wheeling Corporation of Wheel- ing, W. Va., and the Western Mining Company of Cleveland. In a statement last night, the governor said the conservation de say whether he will seek the nom- New York Holiday gift buying was noticeable as retail turned Amateur in Politics persons say the the ex soldier' educator as strictly an amateur at politics. Not even the closest day-to-day conferees of the President can Whitesburfr, Ky. The Unit ed Mine Workers pushed its drive to sign new contracts with Eastern Kentucky truck coal mines today amid reports that some operators were given rough treatment. Six operators in the Whitesburg coal on the ground and one said men armed with pick handles and clubs told him to sign a con- At Pineville, Ky., a group of men. The judge also asked her if she was the author of a letter written to him yesterday, and she admitted it. "It Is my replied the judge, "that you have made a, will- ul attempt to influence the jury in tliis case." However, he said he would dispose of her case later and directed tho sheriff to take ber to the manage- ment Ol the La Crosse hotel and make arrangements that she will not be at the hotel during the dura- tion of the jurors' stay there. The judge ordered her barred from the courtroom. Woman Well-Dressed While Mrs. Martinson, a well- dressed woman was in the court- room, the jurors were excused. She appeared as an interruption to the argument of the Defense trac District Attor- ney John Coleman's summation of the state's case. Another defense counsel, Arthur vine, B.y., a group men, Sheridan, Waukon, got his argu- ination again in 1952. They are some of them armed slugged ajment under way shortly before in agreement only in that theyimaintenance man and the general noon_ The third defense attorney, feel he has not made a decision manager of _a mine. and wants to _. in the months ahead >t made a decision nwait developments! Tom Raney, U.M.W. representa- tive at PikeviUe, said 54 operators Mostiemeporers that the Pike county area had he has been more than a little new contracts paving the way concerned by Eisenhower's recent! for k and that J i work weeks and that Philip Arneson, La Crosse, was also to be heard from before the state had its chance for the final re- buttal. Nevertheless court attaches were confident that the case would go to sales rose -concerned cy .bisennower s _ speeches, in which the general hasl workers were ready to move: jury sometime late today, moderately during the appeared to line up with nearby counties in an TbeyU1 be required to choose be- Dun and Bradstreet re-! secretary of State James F. I to sign more. past week, Dun and Bradstreet re- ported today. Although volume was above the preceding week, it remained one to five per cent below the level for the corresponding week of last year. Byrnes in criticism of the Trumanj "Fair Deal." The President, it was 'tween believing Larson's testimony Mines working under the innocence or his wife's lU.M.W. contract are limited bjs work days a week. Those] Tbe judge announced yesterday Tne President, it was nel Awe juuge tumuuun-v clear here, is drafting a "Statelsigning new pacts-calling for asjthat hell oharge the jury to bring of the Union" message which more pay per day and a 15- ln ffne of two verdlcts: Not guilty i etiect long er or later uniang s war treasury] motorists of an estimated La Crosse high school senior, of its exis- will run dry. Then the burden will [yesterday was named winner of the irnrrnnco TVm Voice of Democracy con- on Formosa. The lall on ormosa. me 'Recent accidents and reports in-can not support a full scale warmest, sponsored by the state Junior thD law nnt on-Uffainst the reds in a nation ofjChamber of Commerce. Three tnou-. JVUUCIJI, UliU i V-fJWi iii- uuu v dicated the law was not being en- against the reds in vigorously. Rennebohm people their "own economy. the speech contest. Briton Sees Nationalization As Short Cut to Communism i inattention, can be clearly fore- seen. WHAT IS INTERESTING about forced this business. In fact, is only the fat cats. It is-----L_ to satisfy the fat cats that the whole comedy is to be played. And here.i of course, is the hidden curse of I the Republican party. The Repub-j fat cats, who lay the cash on the line, know nothing whatev- er of politics (in sharp distinction from the Democratic Hence the Republican fat cats their politicians, to whose support they contribute, to sing the kind of sons they like to hear. Unfor- tunately the'voters do not like this kind of song. New British government's nationalization of industry constant enemy of small busi- Great successes have already was described by a British publisher today as a short cut to ruin been scored bv intelligently con-may lead his country into communism. I Large and srnall business, FEDERAL FORECAST servative Republicans like Senators I Cecil Palmer told the National Association of Manufacturers that Laid) exist side by with no winona and to- Ives of New York. Lodge of socialism takes bold, even m its mildest form, communism threat to either. inighc and Saturday with occasional sarhusetts and Morse of with all its destructive, he said, "they snow. Warmer tonight, low 20, These men have been bold enough'force." 'systems which the borrowers are plement each other in the complex! turning colder Saturday night. High to dcfv the former large contribu-j The Britisher spoke before energetically trying to des-'life of the nation's economy." Isaturday afternoon 30. tors and take their own line. In leading American industrialists Palmer said. Big business units have promot-j LOCAL WEATHER most of the still Republican states, land businessmen at the N.AJM.s He said socialism was "the proper ed the general economic welfare, official observations for the 24 however, no party leader has 54th Congress of American for nationalization" and Moley said. i hours ending at 12 m. today: dared to make this jump from old try. :ne termed socialism and commu- Lower Prices, Better Products j Maximum, 22; minimum, 6; noon, stvle to new style Republicanism.! He called social security "so-irlism "identical twins "Bigness has benefited consum-'2o- precipitation, .10 (1 inch of v... ------.A sunsets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 10. estimates varied from the levels of a year ago by these percentages'. New England, up one to five per cent; Midwest, Northwest and Pa- cific coast, down one to five per cent; East and South, down to six; and Southwest, down five to nine. scale war! test, sponsored uj me umiiui Housewives bought about the same nation of I Chamber of Commerce. Three thou- quantity of goods as the preceding and maintain! sand high school students entered week, with canned foods and dairy products increasing slightly in pop- ularity. Houseware promotions brought good customer response, with major appliances selling well and television and small radio sets increasing in demand. Toy sales picked up. Colder weather pepped up sales of fur-trimmed coats and other win- ter wear, and demand was good for men's haberdashery and sports clothing. For the ladies, hosiery and accessories were popular items. WEATHER ne corresponding ween, ui Oj tne union message wnicn Dun and Bradstreet's regional renerate his demands for a "Faincents-per-ton increase in gunty of murder jn tne first de- .am Jt wm to the miners weKare fund-, .the very proposals at which El- [can the full five-day week j If tbe later verdicfc is returncd> the very proposals at which wor e u If tbe later verdict is retur senhower and Byrnes are directing! Ed Maggard, of a mine be requlred LU jateolson, near Whitesburg, report- t Larson to life imprison- led 50 or 60 U.M.W. pickets fromj their ammunition. The President, it was 50 or 60 will renew his insistence upon pas- nearby Perry county visited rvnOTd T1 nT> QTln sage of; 2. A liberalized persons bill. 3. A national health pro- gram. 4. Legislation expanding so- cial security benefits. 5. The Brannan farm pro- gram. nonunion operation and to sign a contract. _ They carried The Martinson incident induced judge, at recess this noon, to 1. His civil rights program, to sign a contract._ They tne jury not to permit 2. A liberalized displaced pick handles and ciubs, ne ne Epeak to them about the and dumped about 30 tons of loaded to keep their minds open coal. Stamper Collins, another opera- tor, said 150 pickets in 30 auto- mobiles visited his mine and told ihim to sign an old contract and- jwork three days or sign a new one These and other Fair Deal work five. posals have drawn the ire of both! J. S. Stras, the opera- Byrnes and Eisenhower I tor, said his maintenance until tbe charge is delivered, not even to talk among themselves about the case, not to communicate with anyone by sign, motion or in any other manner about the case, nor to read any newspaper or to listen to any radio broadcast. In his summation, District At- Coleman reviewed the evi- yrnes and Eisenhower I tor, said hs manenan reviewed the evi- In a recent speech in New YorkjJakie Howard, was called awayjdenoe dfitall and emphasizcd tba{ Eisenhower said that a great; from his job and the men mauled Larson nad obviously intended to ihim rett badly." Stras son, shulin many Americans have lost their ihim pretty badly." Stras seeking the "illusion called secur- the butt of a pistol when he went I to Howard's rescue. features in scheduling (Continued on Pa.e IV, Co.umn LARbON Thus the -eallv representative Re-icialism's greatest racket." close of yesterday'S ses-ers in scores of lines by provid- mioilcans in Confess are still such seduces the people into al- industrialists heard Sen-ing, at lower and lower prices, n hp Qain r hart of Indiana and Bridges 01 n ew Hampshire. The result is the he sa d of situation that would have arisen: sentiment was one of the government" the great-! added. "And bigness :est threa't to American institutions.'good for labor." of Mtm'ion that would have arsen ricer sad a ter Uedcath o? Andrew jack- criticisms American businessmen "if there had been no Whigs, have voiced of the "wel are state f {ew and iostCoef the. opposition had ,-n speeches before the NJLM. dur-, "Bricker said The NA.M. elected its president a dictatorship! for 1950 last night the close _ over the many. I of the second-day session. Claude oi me upyus.u.uL. J Asks Cut in Federal Costs Adams Putnam, a small manufac- eone on "forever clamoring for the! the past two days. Tbe ohio senator suggested aiturer who began his business ca- of the Bank of the United Last Day of Meeting !program of "permanent as an apprentice States The voters now. like the speaking on the last day of the including such items as cutting the1 was chosen for the posi-ion. voters then, do not want the meeting at the Waldorf- cost of government; reducing the; President of tne MarKen jvia-, revived lAstoria. Palmer called the debt in good times, and-chine Company ol iieene. n. The next year's election should a! health service in Britain an "in- reducing taxes to encourage incen-.a plant worKers' ne tell the a e. running If up Auain todav a speaker saw dan- in succession to be-----_ _ are beaten, Gabriel-j He praised the financial aid ofigers in "big government." the can then undergo the same sort of meet with unthinkable dis- Franklin D. Roosevelt in tl transformation, that occurred ;l.v days of the New Deal, the remnants of the Federalists put on Andrew Jackson's leftover coon- skins. 13 ster "This aid is borrowed money trend toward big govern- 1 000 members running into billions of dollars, ment. with its tenacles on every of the top men borrowed from hated capitalistic j aspect of business, has been alnomy. the nation s Dr. George D. Reay, La Crosse county coroner, testifies in the Arnold Larson murder trial which the jury stage today. (AJ. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ;