Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
SNOW TONIGHT, COLDER TUESDAY GIVE TO THE GOOD FELLOWS VOLUME 49, NO. 258 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-TWO PAGES TODAY- IS. S. Yielding On Historic World Policy By Joseph and Stewart AIsop by present tendencies, It Is almost impossible to exaggerate the significance of the budget President Truman willj shortly present to Congress. It Is, or should be, known already that motives of "economy" have led Allies to Sta the administration to adopt a dras- tic disarmament program. What is not known, however, is even more important. That a further step may be taken. In brief, the President has notj merely decided to reduce our arm- ed strength to armed feebleness. He is also showing a strong in- clination to retreat from the con- structive American foreign policy, is so infinitely the most im- portant of his administration's ac- complishments to date. Again, the motive is "economy." IN ORDER TO GRASP what is happening, it is first necessary to budget-making procedure that the (former President enforced this year. By his order, estimates were first pre- pared for every form of foreign and defense the na- tional military establishment, the military aid program, ECA, atomic energy, German and Japa- Break-in at Tavern Nets Prowlers By Gordon Holte While police here continued to press their investigation of an armed holdup that netted from a West End tavern early Thursday, another tavern owner has reported that prowlers escaped with In a week- end break-in of his place. Joseph Dublinowski, 913 East Sanbom street, told police that he discovered that his tavern had been broken into some time after closing Sunday morning. Detectives sent to investigate learned that the prowlers apparent- ly had sought to gain entrance to the building by forcing the front jdoor. But unsuccessful In this at- tempt, they pried open the window on one side of the structure. After entering the tavern, the un- identified prowlers removed a total of about from the cash register at the rear of the bar and from two glass jars containing loose, coins. Juke Box There also were Indications that efforts had been made to open the juke box and a pinball machine, but THREE KILLED IN COLLISION NEAR ELEVA Truck Driver Finds Wreck on Highway 93 By The Associated Press A headon collision on highway 93, eight miles south of Eau Claire, toward Eleva killed three people Saturday night. The victims suc- cumbed at an Eau Claire hospital about two hours after the crash. They were Henry G. Marum, 30, of Eau Claire, William Behlke, 67, and his wife, Elizabeth, 72, of Leg- understand the foreign and defensejish military court today sentenced'in neither case was the coin box No one witnessed the smash- Von Manstein Sentenced for War Crimes By George Botiltwood Hamburg, Brit- Field Marshal Erich vonmoved- UP- A truck driver came upon the German I The break-ln was one of two Two men were killed instantly for atrocities against Poles and Russians committed by troops during the war. Manstein, last of Hitler's generalsjfrom local officials of the Chicago (crash, this one on county trunk K, nese occupation costs, and Greek Turkish and Korean programs. The estimates then lumped together, and the aid were refer- red In a bundle to the National Security council. The security council (with ECA chief Paul Hoffman sitting in) was Instructed to examine all the estimates; to determine what the minimum global total of foreign and defense spending ought to be, and to reallocate outlay between the different activities within this minimum total. This difficult pro- cess was completed by the coun- cil, and a minimum global expen- diture was suggested to the Presi- dent. The sum proposed to Truman by the security council Is still secret What is not secret, however, Is the fact that Truman over-rode his highest advisers In the foreign and defense fields, and sharply, reduc- ed the total they had recommend- ed. At this stage, the working fig- Manstein to 18 years imprisonment! Exit apparently was made through [wrecks of the two cars and the a rear door of the tavern. dying occupants within. rms Economy Plus Strength Aim, Nations Say Britain, U.S., Canada Agree On Unity Plan to be tried by the'victorious company declined to plead for mercy. ,hat freight offices at Fourth and Adams streets were broken Into dur- He was found guilty on nine the weekend. clflc charges and was acquitted on! The report was made at p. m. eight other counts. All grew out of yesterday and a _later check of con- alleged atrocities by German troops two miles west of Oshkosh. They were Wilmer J. Zielke, 29, and George F. Reinke, 33, both ofj A Gondola Of Coal hurled from the tracks in the derailment of 17 cars of a Northern Pacific rail- way freight train is shown where it came to a halt after wrecking the North Branch, Minn., railway station Sunday. No one was injured. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ure which he approved for all de- fense and foreign spending was In the neighborhood of billion. THIS FIGURE WAS ALREADY substantially lower than the total requested last year, although out- lays on atomic energy develop- ment had been necessarily increas- ed. Moreover, present signs sug- gest that the President's original working figure will be cut again. At this moment, the Budget bur- reau is trying to cut it. And the President has indicated to the heads of the State department, ECA and defense establishment that he will personally pick over the final figures of the Budget bu- was among the prominent people who subscribed to a fund to provide English counsel to defend him. war were also to have been tried by the British. But Field Marshal Walter von Brauchitsch died in captivity, reau, and will make cuts of his own. Inevitably, such still further under his command during the nazi invasion of Poland and Russia. The president of the court said the sentence would date from to- day. The .sentence Is subject to con- firmation by higher authority. British Raised Defense Funds The decision to try the German! field marshal after such a lengthy! imprisonment had aroused much tents of the office revealed that apparently only in change was obtained. Entrance to the office was gained by prying open the hasp on a pad- lock on one of the doors of the (Route 3, Oshkosh, and occupants of the same auto. Clarence Yost, 33, Route 2, Omro, driver of the other car, escaped with a cut nose. The death car rolled 240 feet after the impact. Robert Halvorson, 21, of Milwau- controversy in Prime Minister Britain, Winston Wartime Churchill building. Several drawers in the was earjy Sunday when fice were ransacked. !wf car struck a tree and power Although only a small amount Greenfield avenue, west taken, checks and of, A Marlon 23, Route 14, Waukesha, was injured seriously. It was the sec-i ond Christmas tragedy for the Hal- vorson family in two years. On Several persons seen in the vicinity of the two break-in sites were taken to police headquarters for question- ing this morning. Truman Plans Hot Fight for 'Fair Deal' 'By Ernest B. Vaccaso Key West, Fla. took a last dip in the Christmas day last year Robert's I "arm water of the Gulf today be- One, a 15-year-old youth, ranj from officers In the vicinity father, Elmer, was injured fatally in a fall down a stairway at the and British army doctors ruled that j'ield Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt and Colonel General Adolf Strauss were unfit to stand trial. They were released. Tomorrow Manstein will be taken to the prison at Werl, near Hamm, deveiopments, where he will Join two other former! 4 rraifVifni German commanders In chief, Field 11 Marshals Albert Kesselrlng and Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, who are serving war crimes sentences there. Composure Shaken Once Manstein's face had remained im- passive while the sentence was pro- nounced. His composure had been when patrolmen sought to stop him for questioning and police shot once into the air before the youth stop- ped. Meanwhile, Police Chief A. J. Bin- gold stated that the investigation of the armed holdup of Neeck's tavern, 926 West Fifth Halvorson home. A semitrailer truck, failing to make a curve at the intersection of highways 13 and 73 north of Pittsville, hit a tree and burst in- to flames Sunday. The driver, Hen- ry Millerscbone, 36, of Lanark, 111., was pulled from the flaming cabi fore heading back to Washington for a hot fight for the "Fair Deal." He flies to the capital at a.m. (E.S.T.) Tuesday to make a quick survey of the legislative out- look and meet.with His. cabinet at Russia' Is believed to submarines, including submerged speed." The unofficial but authoritative publication, in its new 1949-50 edi- tion, said a "hitherto reliable advised that two of the battleships may already be in commission. Up to now Russia's only known battlewagons were the Giulio Cesare, obtained from Italy under the peace treaty, and the Sevastopol and OktyabrS' By Harold K. Milks London the Unit- ed States and Canada announoed. today a plan for standardizing their arms and military training. The program Is aimed at cor- recting and eliminating technical I differences which Interfered with I easy co-operation of the three pow- ers in two world wars. Its purpose is to permit swift integration of their men and arms I into a smoothly functioning mili- tary machine in event of another international conflict. (After the London announce- ment, a similar one was made in Washington. It added no details to what had been given out by the British government.) British Leftists Oppose Plan Leftist forces in British oppos- ed this co-operation, and in par- liamentary debates called the move toward arms standardization Soviet Russia. In connection with the standardi- zation studies there have been fre- quent exchanges of military per- sonnel between the two nations on operational levels. "These arrangements will insure that in time of necessity will be no material or technical obsta- type "with a great range and a very high cles to full co-operation among tho armed forces concerned and the Russians Building Three Battleships, Subs Fighting Ships reported today Russia is build- ing three battleships equipped to fire radio-controlled aerial torpedoes. It said the Soviet navy also is speeding construction on a fleet of 10 a.m. Thursday. He'll talk over with the cabinet and rushed to a Marshfield the all-important "State of the Un- time Wednesday] night and ordered the bartender to! hand him all of the currency In cash register. After taking another ;he charges which he had been convicted. Then his face blanched and the tavern to drive him across Lake Wi- where he ordered the two men lout of the station wagon. ne' The station wagon later was found but he died later of burns, i pulled from the motorist, Joseph Kleifgen of Pittsville, who suffer- d first and second degree burns n his hands In the rescue effort. Jack Hartnell, 16, of Kenosha ied Saturday night when he was :i drenched with flaming kerosene as a stove exploded in a barn about h one mile east of Salem. The fj'lhad been living in a trailer the ion" message to be delivered per- sonally to a joint Senate House (have about 350 submarines already 'and that more than 100 new ones were planned for 1948-49 delivery. "The construction of submarines is of special it said. "Under the current naval con- session January 4 or 5, as wellistruction program, within the new as the budget and economic mes- five-year plan, it was hoped to have j American, Seven Others Perish in Belgian Air Crash greatest possible economy of in the use of combined resources and effort will be the minis- try of defense said. It added that "no treaty, execu- tive agreement or contractual ob- ligation has been entered Into by the participating nations." The three nations have been ex- amining the standardization prob- lem since 1947, Missions have now been ex- Paris Eight persons, one changed between the three nations an American, died last night in thejon a technical level. Here the U.S. crash of a Belgian Sabena airlines plane. The twin-engined airliner missed a crowded movie theater by only a few hundred yards as Western powers defense machln- mission was generally called "nuts and bolts" and apt title for Its mission of studying standardization, of minor but vital parts in the sages. Final decisions are yet to be submarines completed for serv-jit ploughed into a cottage adjoining i ice by 1950-51, of which 400 were to made on whether to recommend'be in tne Far Eastt 300 in the Baltic, repeal of wartime excise tne remainder In the White and Le Bourget airport. Four of the dead were passen- and the levying of new taxes Seas- The defense ministry said "our arrangements were decentralized (down) to the working level agen- He was the tried by British military courts for war crimes and had been in cap- be reduced If the President fol- lows his present inclination. For instance, the ECA chiefs believe that at least S3 billion Is needed to continue European recovery during the coming year. Yet even the ECA appropriation is likely to be whittled away not by Mc- Carran or McKellar of Wherry, but by Harry S. Truman. D L L T I The spectacle of the PresidentjKODDGrS I 3 KG briskly applying his nx to the on-j ly real tree he has planted, is cer- tainly odd but none the less cap- nble of explanation. In the first place, ever since the election, Tru- mnn increasingly suffered from a sort of euphoria about the German to bei Leave Christmas Cash to i St. Driver Rob- trial. The British have announced iert L. Johnson was hauling two Manstein's trial ends war prosecutions. Safe, crimes; fares yesterday when one pressed a gun to the back of his neck and demanded the cab receipts. Johnson turned over He protested when the robbers demanded his wallet. He said the Sll was for gifts for his two youngsters. The holdup men told him to keep it. Shebovffan, safe, re- ed near the bam, Salem firemen! extinguished the blaze before corporation profits to offse (ticipated deficit. Mr. Truman plans gers. Four all Belgians were! ties of the armed forces of the "But it is extremely doubtful (crew. Airline officials identified thejthree nations for study In various fields of military equipment and operational procedures. (whether the Russians have the ship-1American passenger as Foster brlej i yard capacity and the trained 31, of Hartford, Conn., an barn was damaged badly. Eleuterio Valdovinos, 51, Mil. waukee, was injured fatally early Saturday when he fell down a stairway at his home. Henry Richard Kort, 77, De For- est, was killed Sunday night when he was struck by a car while walking on a highway near Dane in county. County police said fog obscured the driver's vision and held the death accidental. __ ...jinicians necessary to build an of the United Aircraft Discussed Since 1947 Fridav :feet of tnls sizs m sucn aiExport Corporation. "The studies are aimed at the Independence Mo to soend thp'short time'" i The plane had ]ust left Le development of common independence MO to spend jane's added that later informa-iget on a regular night run to Brus-jdesigns and standards in arms, iiuucidys wiui indicates the Soviet navy nowjsels. (equipment, and training methods. ui ti i hopes to have 750 subs in service at The chief executive, of 1951i plumper to most observers than! The publication said the "hitherto when he flew here November 28, (reliable source" who reported on the also appeared tanned, healthy and cheerful. battleships identified them as the! Woman, Sovietski Soyuz, the Sovietskaia Bel- i If he weighed only 177 pounds orussia and the Strana Sovietov. D..II-.- TL fi the White House claimed! It said all three are 859 feet long! I HPI! it was ten more than he weighed; with a beam of 131Vi feet and a vl I when he entered the White House. draft of 32% feet. They weigh Antisocialisis Take Over Reins In Australia There were those who thought' he might weigh even more. It didn't seem to disturb tons fully loaded. The Informant reported the Sov- him ietskaia Belorussia and the Strana "Co-operative arrangements for this purpose do not impair the (control of any country concerned I over any of the activities in Its territory." "These arrangements, which have been under discussion since 1347, are a step towards the ful- fillment of the wider arrangements Oakland, Calif An 88-year- under the North Atlantic Military old woman was in jail today acjproduction and Supply board cused of stealing two cubes of but- ter. as much as it did his physician ;Sovietov, laid down in Archarigel in Bridagier General Wallace H. 1 are armed with nine 16-inch j The prisoner, Graham, who'd like to trim each. (Russell, said "I never did such President down to 175 pounds. 'They are said to be equipped with thing in my life." The President and his staff, towers for firing radio- scious of the fight that is ahead' aerial torpedoes and they in Congress over his civil In addition an orthodox main guns. and which calls for the promotion of 'standardization of the parts and end products of military equlp- in the North Atlantic area. a.They are similar to arrangements I already made by the Brussels She was arrested last Thursday i treaty powers." and has been in jail since. Herj Members of the Brussels treaty trial is set for police court tomor-! group Britain, France, Luxem- (bourg, Belgium, and Holland (already have made considerable national health, Taft Hartlev re "The armament is also said to In- peal and other proposals, in New York Mrs. Russell was jailed on com Canberra, Australia (plaint of Carl Becker, 40, special jprogress in standardization. know that everything is all wrong Jane's noted the U. S, and Britain i officer for the grocery store. His ..Police said the mn entered th This is particularly true in avla- Tork Bri swom in withhis cabinet this Blast Victim Dead forgotten the butter. Becker on the continent. the arrest was made because Mrs. gunmen was available. try to seek election of candidates supporting his measures. Sioux City, Iowa Mrs. Al- make a thorough probe of their de- Russell "wouldn't give SECONDLY, the Kevnesian eco- nomics of some of those around him have never changed the Presi- dent from being a hard money- man. His own strong feelings on this head have caused him to lend a friendly car to the councils of businesp-ns-usunl. Finally, he is paying far more attention to do- mestic politics, and far less atten- tion to this country's overwhelm- ing responsibilities in the world. The development explains much that is no: beins done, as well as much thnt is being done. The con- tinuing palsy of our Far Eastern policy may be traced to the fact' that a positive Far Eastern policy will cost money. Equally, the Bri- tish economic problem has almost certainly been shoved under thej bed (where it i? ticking away like a time because helping Bri- tain to surmount her grave prob- lems will nlso cost money. These acts of omission go hand in hand with such nets of com- mission as the shocking ment of our national security, and! the now contemplated attack on existing forelgrn policy programs. There is only one trouble with this kind of "economy." In wartime, people must worry more about what not doing thinss will cost. than about the cost of doing things. In this respect, a cold war is veryj like a hot war. I partments with a view to cutting down the overhead. I n _, Health Minister Sir Earle PagejFire DUniS Glib indicated tonight that one of the! new regime's first acts of legisla- jtion will be to implement the gov- ernment's national health scheme. Little Falls, Minn. Fire destroyed the 34th Club, a tavern on highway 371 near Little Falls, City bookkeeper, died at a hospital today of injuries suffered in an ex- plosion at the Swift Company plant here last Wednesday. Mrs. Hammond was the 20th per- Menzies, Dame Enid Lyons, first early Sunday. E. J. Newman, and address or sign a confession. The butter is worth 38 cents, Mrs. Russell said she came to Oakland about seven weeks ago to _ i Daughter To Marry Doctor Madrid Generalissimo be near her son. Earl, at Christ- j Francisco Franco yesterday jwoman minister in the common- j wealth's history and 17 other cabi- (net ministers were sworn in to- jday by Governor-General William !J. McKell, representing King George! VI. I Dame Enid, widow of former! Prime Minister Joseph A. Lyons and! first woman member of the House! of Representatives, became vice-! president of the executive council. Sworn in with Menzies were 13 er, estimated the loss at mained hospitalized today. i to die as a result of the blast, mastime. The son showed up engagement of his 23- irty-eight of the injured still re- niSnt to bail of S200. But daughter. Carmen, to tho Meier Pleads Guilty, Sentence Deferred 10 mo lice matrons said Mrs. Russell Marquis de Villaverde clined because she was "too doctor. and comfortable" to leave her pris- -rhe public announcement was on bed. read over the Spanish national ra- dio. The date of the wedding -was not announced but friends of the family said it would be March 19. (members of his own Liberal party) Julius J. Meier, 53-year-old vet- .Inspector C. I. Turner who had land five members of the Countryjeran Winona postoffice employejbeen investigating a series of re-i party. They had campaigned sue- (appeared in federal court in Minne-icent "nine during the past' cessfully on the -same antisocialist lapolis this morning to plead guilty: two months" before Meier's arresfr- platform against the Labor party j to a charge of embezzling at the postoffice here. which had controlled the govern- postal funds. j Meier is married and has two chil- The_case was referred to but has been separated from Sloan Simpson, above left, and New York city's Mayor William O'Dwyer, right, will be married Tuesday at Stuart, Fla. (AP. Wire- photo.) ment since 1941. Arthur William Fadden, leader of the Country party and a former prime minister, was sworn in as deputy prime minister and treas- urer, next to Menzies in rank. Fad- den's party won 20, perhaps 21, seats In the House of Representa- WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Cloudy to- I night and Tuesday. Light snow be- i ginning late tonight and continuing: as light snow or rain Tuesday.! iColder Tuesday afternoon and 'night. Low tonight 26, high Tues- day 32. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the probation office for investigations his wife for some time. before sentence is Imposed. After his arraignment before the An employe of the postoffice States commissioner here for more than 27 years, Meier wasjlast month, bond in the amount of arrested November 24 for aBegedlyiSl.OOO was set taking C.OJ3. packages out of the: In default of the bond .hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: I Maximum, 46; minimum, 22; noon, 30; precipitation, none. Official observations for the postoffice without authorizatlonjheld at the Winona tives: Menzies' Liberals captured them and pocketing a week but later perhaps 54 seats to Labor's 47. Flnaljmoney. the bond and was rejeased returns are still incomplete. The arrest was made by Postoffice the bond December 3. he jail Maximum, under p 23; noon, tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 19.