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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1950, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, WARMER FRIDAY BOY SCOUT WEEK FEBRUARY 6-12 VOLUME 49, NO. 295 WINONA, -MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY TWENTY PAGES TODAY- Acheson Stands Up To Critics By Joseph and Stewart Alsop the surface the affair of Dean G. Acheson and Al- ger Hiss looks like no more than another proof of the importance of plain-speaking in public life. Sec- retary Acheson said one thing, but said it rather subtly. In con- sequence, he is now being bitter- ly attacked for saying quite an- other thing, and even his friends j in Congress and elsewhere are; shaking their heads and admitting he did wrong. To be more specific. In his now- famous press conference state- ment on the Hiss case, Acheson firmly refused to discuss "any- thing to do with the case" Itself, remarking that it would be "high- ly Improper" for him to do so. He did not assert any belief in the innocence of Alger Hiss. He did not seek to defend Hiss In any way, shape or form. On the other hand, with remark- able moral courage, he told his questioner what would be his own attitude towards Hiss, as an old friend fallen into very deep trou- ble. This presented a problem, he said, which every former associate of Hiss must solve in his own way, lr. accordance with his standards and principles. His own standards and principles, he added, North, West Coal Truce Industrial Development Association Organized Pledges Assistance To Local, Outside Concerns An Industrial development asso- ciation has been formed in Wino- a. Purpose of this Winona Industrial Development association is to pro- mote industrial expansion by ren- dering assistance to local and out- side concerns. Already the association has an opportunity to help one established local concern expand its manu- facturing operations and to help the merger of a local firm with those set forth in the twenty-flftti j wlsconsln business. chapter of Saint Matthew-s gos- pel, with the thirty- fourth verse. Therefore he would "not turn his back on Alger BIBLICAL AND OTHER liter- ary references, quite aside from seeming a bit pompous, always tend to cause confusion when in- dulged in by public men. One would have supposed, however, that Acheson might have been more generally understood, when he referred to the greatest state- ment ever made of the need for compassion between men The rule that the "least of these our should be visited in sickness, and not cast off even in prison, hardly reflects on the guilt or innocence of Hiss. If anything, Acheson's quotation would suggest that he has been reluctantly con- vinced of his friend's wrong-do- ing. But this point he carefully avo'lded, saying only that he per- sonally would follow the rule laid down so long ago. in his dealings with his friend in trouble. That Acheson went out of the way to explain his attitude in this manner says a great deal about the man himself. He could have chosen the more expedient course of answering his questioner with mere "no comment." He could If both can be assisted, a new annual payroll income of about will be created. The association, according to its articles of incorporation, will not make gifts; it will help In various ways, such as providing sites or buildings. Both of the two present projects involve purchase of buildings, which would be rented to the two concerns with options to buy, Successful In Other Cities The setup of the new association is similar to those established and operated successfully in numerous other American cities, Including La Crosse, Des Molnes, Wausau, Wis., Muskegon, Mich., Grand Rapids, Mich., Albert Lea, Haz- elton, Fan. Actually the plan if not as an association has a successful record right here in Winona. With- in the last decade moving ex- penses were advanced to the Wi- nona Knitting Mills, to bring it to Winona, and the money was sub- sequently returned. That sum of now becomes part of the association's funds, but the association is aiming for more also have done what many public than enough to meet men would have done, refusing to the needs of the two proposed pro- discuss the Hiss case itself, but loudly and disapproval form. piously declaring his of treason in any jects and future developments. Winona Knitting now has an an- nual payroll of about a substantial return to the commu- nity on a small loan, and that tremendous gain is prompting the formation and operation of the as- soclation. writhe, would cause many people Corporate Structure to be Infuriated by the slightest] The corporate structure of the hint of compassion. Yet he neith- winona Industrial Development Acheson must have known that the almost sadistic impulse to see Hiss suffer, the unpleasing long- Ing to watch the guilty man er bowed to expediency, nor cat- ered to emotions of the moment. He insisted on his own high stand- ards. Nothing that his enemies have done is more discreditable than their loud bellows that the association consists of: 1. Thirty- one permanent members, who will] replace a vacancy due to death or resignation 2. A board of nine dir- ectors elected to three-year terms by the members, but a director state has been endangered by anLeetj not be a member, and 3. Of- act of "Christian as onejficers elected for one-year terms. Officers have already been elec- tee. They are: President J, R. Chappell First vice-president E. H. Fink- elnburg Second vice-president Wendell Fish cal Issue of the greatest imme- Secretary George Robertson, diacy bound up in this affair of Treasurer S. J. Kryszko Hiss and Acheson. Assistant secretary-treasurer The fact Is that all J. Anderson calm observers in both political; The other directors are Ralph parties agree that Dean Acheson iBoalt, M. H. White, A. J. Bam- far from friendly analyst accur- ately described Acheson's state- MALL THIS HAS NO SPECIAL bearing, of course, on Rreat, im- mediate issues of politics. Yet there is also nn important politi- is the ablest nnd most disinterest- ed member of the President's of- ficial family. Even when the ob- benck, and Kenneth McQueen. Mr. Chappell pointed out that the 31 members of the association rep- resent a wide community base. servers in question may be de- nouncing Acheson's bad judgment i The single qualification, however, on this Hiss matter or something j is residency in Winona county, andj more important, there is no dis-ithey need not be contributors. The, inc his outslandinc position. members include, in addition to the lUfe. i.i f, j- T? -Hor- There nre plenty of other tar- directors: William F. Har- eets of attack in the Truman ad-1 old J. Doerer, William W. Gurney, ministration, If senators, Zywicki. Dan PrzybylsW L. sentatives and publicists desire to j Robert ProndzmsW, William Gal-. vent their Francis Vaughan, Roy T.j son is a lonely first-rater, C. A. Choate, J. M. and third-raters are thicker In the (George, Harry S. Horton, Guy present government than commu- ters in a subway rush. Streater. Luther H. Bailey, C. Paul Venables, F. J. Allen, Len Slaggie, Plenty of the 'second'-and third- Carlus E. Walter, James McCon- raters commit errors, moreover, which certainly open them to at non. Ward Lucas. Al. R. Lejk and John M. Schlaefer. tack Recently, for example, the] First Meeting Friday Defense department has been al-l The articles of incorporation most continuously emitting rancid- 'have already received verbal ap- lv grossly misleading 'proval from the Minnesota secre- stalerner.ts about our" defense of state. First official meeting sition This bamboozling the pub- of the board of directors is set for lie is a far worse crime than Friday at 1 p.m. at the Hotel Wi- showins compassion to the virtpri i Mcer Hiss I Shortly after Friday a meeting Yet it 'is the "lonely first-rater! of the members is scheduled to I who' is venouslv hunted down, jmap a campaign to increase the while the second-raters and third- relation's funds, rulers are let off or even prais-'said. This is the atmosphere that! The rn' urose s mercantile. Mr. Chappell ed e s s articles state the associa- begot the follies of the UWTs. This turn's purpose is "to is th- tendency toward a sort of common commercial, merca unbuttoned squalidlv easv-poing, manufacturing, economic and civic Hardingesque ''normalcy." which interest of the alone can destroy this country. of 5 Babies in 33 Months Chicago Mr. and Mrs. Jo- Bynum of Highland. Ind.. five babies within 33 seph have had months. Nat and Cecily, their nine-day- the county of Winona, in the state of Minnesota, by rehabilitating and otherwise assisting manufacturing, processing and converting plants that deserve financial The articles provide further that transactions with firms shall be on a returnable basis. It is intended that the money contributed to the association will become part of a old twins yesterday met Paul nnd perpetual revolving fund, and anj Rirn 22-monOi-cld twins.! profits accruing from the assocla- and Collie their 33-month old sis- don's operations will also be plac- ter_ ed in the same fund, Bynum is a 38-year-old truck driver. His wife, Lynn, is 24. No profits will accrue to any in- dividual. Fund Starts With City-Wide Appeal Planned The Winona Industrial Develop- ment becomes reality today starts its ex- istence with already about in or pledged to its fund. Late last December a special Association of Commerce commit I tee asked a group of leading busl- Inessmen to start the fund. The response, it was revealed U.S. to Reject Russ Plea for Hirohito Trial Officials Suspect Another Moscow Propaganda Move An Open Letter To All Groundhogs By Edward E. Bomar Washington A surprise Soviet proposal to try the Japan- ese emperor on criminal charges involving the use of germ warfare will be flatly rejected by the United States, officials said today. The exact response has to be worked out by the State depart- ment after study of the charges today was" immediate and very I filed late yesterday against Hlro- February 2, 1950 Dear Sirs and Mesdames: So today is your day, by tra- dition. Across a winter-weary nation, newspapers will be play- ing up the fanciful supposition that you a common rodent have something to do with the length of winter. By tradition, it is said, if you see your shadow today as you emerge from the warmth of your burrow, winter will contin- ue for six weeks. If the sky is overcast and there is no sun to cast your shadow, an early spring blesses the countryside. Humbug, Mr. Groundhogwash. You are nothing more than a common woodchuck, and you can't fool us. Get thee back to hibernation. Whether you see or do not see your shadow makes little difference. Clutter not our front pages. Take your myth scram. Winona will have winter for many long weeks regardless. We'll shiver and skid for some time to come. Let other news editors and the wire services wax poetic over you and your myth. We'll take our winter in stride. And we'll put our faith' in our weather observer, his charts and almanacs, his hurting corns and lumbago, but not in you. Be gone. You don't rate any space on our front page! Yours in Disgust, The Republican-Herald Owners Accept, Lewis to Reply By Saturday President May Still Use T-H Action Later encouraging. It prompted the for- hito and four other Japanese. Pre- mation of the association and the sumably the other wartime Faclf- decision to make a city-wide ap- ic allies will be consulted. J. R. Chappell President ipeal for funds. The initial contributions, either in cash or pledges: Merchants National bank Republican-Herald Winona National Savings bank H. Choate Company Mississippi Valley Pub- lic Service Company Marigold Dairies, Inc. Botsford Lumber Com- pany Standard Lumber Com- pany Federal Bakery Peerless Chain Com- pany The J. R, Watklns Com- pany K. D. Cone Company Other firms intend to make sub- stantial contributions. Said G. P. Streater, president of Botsford, in remitting that firm's contribution: "We have your favor of Decem- ber 28th with reference to the or- ganization of the Winona Industri- al Development association and the purposes for which it is being organized and in reply would say that we are enclosing to you here- with a check for as our con- But diplomatic authorities said there is little doubt that this coun- try's answer will be an emphatic "No." They look for most of the other former foes of Japan to fol- low suit. To accept the Russian proposal E. H. Finketoburg First 'Vice-President tribution to this organization. 'We believe it should be of great benefit to the city of Wi- nona." Termed Excellent Idea Said Standard President E, H. Jackson: "We are very much in favor of Work on H-Bomb Already Under Way Oak Ridge, A highly placed atomic scientist has dropped what may be a hint that research for development of the hydrogen bomb already is under way. would decision ern commission to wind up all the war crimes trials and (2) Upset-j ting the American policy of trolling Japan during the occupa- tion through the emperor. Responsible officials made plain, they suspect a Moscow propagan- da maneuver. The TJ. S. has been pressing Russia to return war prisoners and Japanese con- tend are still being held by the So- viets. The reaction in Tokyo was much the same. Alva C. Carpenter, head of General Douglas MacArthur's! legal section, said the Russian de- Weinbere director of research at the Oak Eidge na- In an AttorneyGeneral Asked to Aid in Hutchinson Case Glencoe, Minn. Assistance use of any bomb less likely. "From this, we of Oak Ridge who are in various ways connect- ed with the H-bomb program can! second session began, Georga Love, chief negotiator for northern derive the will and comfort nec- essary to get on with our IB said. He also said he thinks the hy- drogen bomb raises no moral is- sue different fundamentally from iiat faced by America In tte or- dinal decision to use atomic weap- ons. mand "certainly will be turned of the attorney general was sought down." William J. Sebald, chief of today in the investigation of the MacArthur's diplomatic section, commented: "It looks as though the Russians have tipped over an- other smoke pot." Officials in Washington speculat- ed the move was designed to serve two communist propaganda pur- poses: To distract attention shooting of Attorney Gordon Jones of Hutchinson. County Attorney Hubert Smith said that at a conference he has scheduled with Attorney J. A. A iaJBurnquist he would ask for as Japan from "the "war prisoner of an assistant attorney pute and to lay the basis to the case. er attacks on U. S. policy in com- munist China and elsewhere. Ambassador Alexander S. Pan assembled today i case was by Smith Washington Northern and western coal operators today ac- cepted President Truman's propos- al for a 70-day strike truce while fact-finders investigate the coal dis- pute. They advised the White House of their acceptance shortly after col- lapse of direct only yesterday with John L. Lewis. Lewis, chief of the mine workers, told reporters he would reply to Mr. Truman by Saturday. He did not say what his reply would be. Mr. Truman asked for replies by 4 p.m. Saturday and for resump- tion of full coal production on Mon- day. In a statement, the northern and western operators said their mines would be ready for operations on Monday. Lewis blamed the operators for collapse of the direct negotiations. He said they wanted government intervention. Negotiations Collapse Less than an hour after their mine owners, walked from .the conference room with this an- nouncement: "Negotiations with the miners have been terminated." He said the operators would have a "full statement" later. Shortly before the crack-up of the negotiations, President Tru- The director of atomic research jman hafl nudged both sides, in ef- and other officials of various i atomic plants agreed with Dr.1 Weinberg that Oak Ridge is pre- pared to help turn out the hydro- gen bomb if called upon. feet, to get on toward an agree- ment or look to the White House to make every possible move to get full coal production. He said his request for a 70-day Dr. C. E. Larson, new director strike truce did not rule out pos- of the-Oak -Ridge- national, labora- tory, this atomic city's chief nu- clear research center, said the laboratory had Indicated its will- ingness to take part, in "atomic sible action under the- Talt-HarUey law. T-H Action Possible Whenever an emergency devel- _0___ ___ ops he will invoke the T-H act, energy commission projects vital to Truman told a news conference, the nation's welfare." I in other matters the President The superintendent of the uran- told a news conference today ahat andium- 235 plant sounded a co-op. yushkin filed the unexpected trlal'agents of the state crime bureau. YYC niC this. We are enclosing our handed for and as per our demand in a 22-page note which to Secretary of State phone conversation if the associa- tion is successful in getting liberal subscriptions from other business- men for this, we would be more than pleased to add to this fund for the next three years. "We sincerely hope that the [businessmen as a whole will re- I spond very liberally to this, for we think it is an excellent Idea." "Approximately will be required if the association is to It was understood similar notes went to other nations represented on the Far Eastern commission, help two businesses -one local, Wendell Fish Second Vice-President keynote in commenting jon President Truman's decision] Notices went out today to devejopment of the super men and 18 women that they are! bomb, to report in Glencoe February 141 The official, W. B. Humes, saidj for grand jury duty. Smith said he would follow the usual proce- hito's trial by an court. Translation of the text was ex-j pected to be completed today. Al- though details were not disclosed immediately, it was reported that the charges grew out of the Soviet ones case to international! Miss Laura the agency set up after VJ-day of Detailing evidence in the ill Jones case to the grand jury. Miller, 23-year-old Minneapolis stenographer who is held for investigation, remained in the county Jail today. She has admitted ownership of the revolv- er which lay beside Jones' body ,tmlat Khabarovsk in eastern Siberia. Moscow announced that all 12 had pleaded guilty to using germs against Allied prisoners and Chi- nese civilians. The charges were viewed with skepticism in the West at the time. There is no American evidence that the Japanese ever used Amer- ican prisoners as germ war "guinea pigs." There were fre- quent charges that the Japanese the Chinese, but they were never Haelncr phow, George Robertson Secretary pand their operations here. A new] annual payroll income of about! would be created. The as- sociation would assist by acquir- ing buildings which It would rent So the firms. The rental would go into the fund. Revolving1 Fund Planned The association intends to make a city-wide appeal for funds from both large and small contributors. Less than a year ago, when Wi- nona had an opportunity to bid for a new industry, nearly Dovecocusvely 000 was pledged in about a conclusively, for the construction of a building. Those pledges came from all parts of the city, from working- men and businessmen. The money contributed in the new drive will become part of a revolving fund: it will not be dis- sipated. It will be used principal- .ly, at least in the beginning, to 1 buy or build buildings, which will be rented at a fair rental to busi- nesses. The special A. of C. committee R. ChappeU, J. M. George Wendell Fish was appoint- 'ed in December by Industrial Committee Chairman E. J. Car- iland after two reliable firms had come for assistance. Both want- ed to lease buildings for five to ten years with options to buy. This committee contacted top management officials, secured generous response and then mov- ed ahead to the formation of the association. It is assumed that 600 business and professional firms in Winona and individuals will give financial i support to the association, which has as its goal the creation of 000 new jobs that will produce In new payrolls within a period of five years. 'Production and construction pro- j grams are proceeding at an ac-j celerated pace. We will be inter-) ested in doing our part." j "There seems to be no further grounds for on commented Sims, superintendent clear energy for propulsion of air- craft project. "It is obvious that the resear- chers must proceed to study per- the Turner A. of the nu- when it was found in his Eutchln-itinent factors regarding develop- son office last Monday morning. Miss Miller, who spent last week- end in Hutchinson, led a taxicab driver to Jones' office shortly af- ter the lawyer had been shot. Miss Miller was visited yester- day by her mother, Mrs. Dell Mil- ler of Minneapolis. Miss Miller embraced her mother, then slump- ed to the cell floor. "I would never kill the American people to underrate the tremendous power of our present atomic weapons." Power of the H-bomb, UUCLlkf LH.AUU had waged germ warfare told her mother. I loved him and I still do.' Yotmgdahl Asks Pollution Action S. J. Kryzsko Treasurer St. Pan! Governor Young- Idahl today caDed for vigorous action I to deal witli.all present sources of pollution in. underground waters i with a view of preserving Minne- jsota's water supply. The appeal was made by the gov- ernor at a conference he called to discuss underground waters which he termed of vital importance to the welfare of our people. Lanra Miller, Left, 23-year-old Minneapolis stenographer held lor investigation in the fatal shooting of Attorney Gordon Jones of Hutchinson, Minn., embraces her mother, Mrs. Dell Miller of Min- neapolis when the latter visited the county jail in Glencoe yester- Wirephoto to .The Bepublican-Herald.) ment of this new weapon of great potential destructive power. Sims added, "the A- bomb itself is no firecracker and [Senate approved constitutional it would be a mistake for the ......4 1. Thinks proposed constitu- tional amendment to abolish the electoral collcee is a for- ward step but doesn't think It will be approved In time for the 1953 elections; 2. Has nothing- more to an- nounce now about the project- ed new hydrogen bomb, but insists tight international con- trol inspections are necessary before outlawing atomic weap- ons; 3. Is doinp everything he can to have an FEFC bill passed by Congress; 4. Thinks Republican Gover- nor James Duff of Pennsylva- nia should join the Democratic party. Electoral. Mr. Truman said he regards amendment to change the system of electing Presidents a forward step a step in the right direction If the states ratify it. The House times of the U. S. Considers Counter Moves In Berlin Area Washington The States is considering "counter mea- sures" against new Russian trans- port restrictions between western Germany and Berlin, the State de- partment said today. A department spokesman accused the Russians of violating the Paris agreement of last June which end- ed the Berlin blockade of last year.. The Paris agreement restored an uninterrupted flow of rail and mq-l tor traffic between Berlin and the Western zones. MichaelMcDermott, State depart- ment press officer, declined to dis- cuss what counter measures might be taken. He would say only that all possibilities are being investi- gated. -bomo. Trmnan chuckied when he was asked whether the resolution would "help you get re-elected in 1952." It won't be a law in '52 the President retorted, you can depend on that. One newsman read a statement he attributed to Governor Duff of Pennsylvania, saying that the Re- publican party "should be an or- ganization that is broad and not exclusive, a party of service and not privilege, a party that is hard j bitting and not timid, a party that I Is progressive and not backsliding, a party that is constructive and not did Mr. Truman think of the reporter asked. "I suggest the governor of Penn- sylvania join the Democratic par- ty. The Democratic party is the kind of party he has Mr. Truman shot back, giving per- quote him on that. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Friday, somewhat wanner Friday. Low tonight 10 in the city, two to five in the country. High- Gang-Style Slaying In Detroit Probed Detroit A gangland-style slaying sent police on a hunt for clues to a possible gambler's venge- ance plot today. This was one theory in the death of Prison Parolee J. Marshall George, found trussed up with rope and wire in the trunk compartment of his automobile last night. After preliminary investigation police said George' apparently had strangled. An autopsy was ordered. The victim's legs were bound be- hind him with a length of rope which encircled his neck. He could est Friday 34. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations lor the 24 Qne Of George's lace had hours ending at 12 m. today: been smashed in. have choked to death in trying to free himself. Maximum, 24; minimum. 5; noon, 14; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weathar on Page 17. The car, a smart, black converti- ble, had been parked on an east side street since Sunday night. A curious neighbor finally called po- I ;