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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 16, 1949, Winona, Minnesota WEATHER Fair, Warmer FRIDAY IS DOLLAR DAY IN WINONA VOLUME 48, NO. 307 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Pension Bill Advance Fresh Snow, CoW Plague West Again By The Associated Press Fresh snow, cold blasts and flood threats plagued areas In the western storm states today. Conditions remained critical in some areas of Wyoming, Utah and Idaho Irom the almost daily attacks of inclement weather. Three Idaho communities were _ uy wic wj. ot isolated. The mining town 01 by. lts county cieric ham Canyon, Utah, reported a today was without a county treas- Trempealeau County Minus Treasurer Lack of Bond Keeps Knudtson From Serving Whitehall, Wls. Trempealeau county, shocked last October by the discovery a large Lloyd S. Belville Dead Of Heart Ailment at 56 Winona County Residents gave blood at the armory today as the Red Cross opened its national blood drive in this area. More than 30 volunteers united with medical personnel from the St. Paul mobile blood unit .to test and take whole blood. More than 50 pints were secured today. The blood unit will continue to test and take blood from registrants here Thursday. dwindling fuel supply and the vast copper mine there was virtually shut down. Fifty-five persons were marooned at the Timberline lodge at the Mt. Hood ski resort In Oregon and snow continued falling. Kail and highway travel again was disrupted in parts of the snow-cov- ered areas of northern California, northeastern Nevada, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. Idaho, digging out from heavy snows which reblocked roads just opened, was expecting more falls to- day. Mercy flights were planned for several sections of the state. Flood dangers appeared in west- a result of that embezzlement. The county board of commis- sioners, meeting in special session here, was told Tuesday afternoon that County Treasurer August Knudtson has been unable to fur- nish a bond to cover his new term of office, which began January 1, and therefore cannot legally hold office. Faced with the assignment of appointing a new treasurer, the county board also heard from the state auditing department that: County Has Deficit 1. Trempealeau county has a de- Republican-Herald Advertising Staff Member 30 Years Lloyd S. Belville, 56, national advertising manager of The Repub- lican-Herald, died at the Winona General hospital at a. m. today from complications of a chest ailment and heart condition after more than a year's illness. Mr. Belville had not been active to the newspaper for more than a year because of his health. About a year ago he spent two months in California and on his return came back to his office for a few weeks. His condition then become such that he was confined to his home but it did cot became critical until sev- eral days ago. He was taken to the hospital last Friday night. Born in Knoxville, Iowa, July 15, 1892, Mr. Belville grew up in a "newspaper atmosphere" because his father, C. w. Belville, now a resident of Brookings, S. D., was a co-partner in the publication of the Knoxville Express. After being graduated from the Knoxville High school, he attended! Lloyd S. Belville Would Provide Monthly to Vets Over 65 First Year's Cost Of Program Set At ern Oregon following heavy rains) ficit Of as a result of thejerinnell college and later the TJni- and thawing conditions, _ The Wil- embezzlement by the former clerk, versity of Iowa. In the fall of 19171 At Left Above, Richard Deeren, Goodview, first blood donor in the Winona county drive, is shown giving blood Center are Mrs. Isadore Beckman, 473 West King street, nurses' aide, and Anna Heppner. St Paul, registered nurse, who are volunteering their services in the drive. In the photo at right, Harry Kowalewsfcl, second In the list of blood donors, and Mr. Deeren refresh themselves with coffee after giving blood, Mrs. L. T. Fischer, volunteer canteen worker, is serving them. Goodview Man First Bartenders Fight Proposed State Liquor Dispensary- A state-wide fight against enactment of the state liquor dispensary bill has been launched by the Minnesota State Council of Culinary Employes and Bartenders. A.F.L., Charles Bannls- armory. v ter, vice-president, said yesterday. By 2 p. m. It represented 50 pints of whole blood for emergency First hearing on the bill will be use any place In the nation. It also represented the time and lamette river is expected to reach flood Jefferson in' the heart of the rich farming area. This area normally is the first af- fected by rising streams. At Omaha, Neb., Major General Lewis A. Pick, in charge of buzzard operations in the Nebraska-South Dakota-Wyoming storm belt, said there is a large flood potential on all major Missouri river tributaries out Pick said. Th and Willing Winonans Their Blood Blood which will save lives all over the country was given to S S S Matson, who confessed last October 27. Previously the deficit was set at 2. From March, 1947, to June, 1948, Clerk Matson passed approxi- mately of county funds through his hands, which he used for his personal affaire. He made part of that amount good with personal checks. Although Treasurer Knudtson is he enlisted as a private in the U. S. Marine Corps and served overseas with the Marine brigade, 76th Com- pany, Sixth Regiment, of the Sec- ond Army division for a year and a half, including the Army of Oc- cupation In Germany after the Armistice. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in the Battle Of the Argonne forest in 1918. without 1 involved in certain of the shortages, Returning to the United States, j no charges have been placed against he was discharged from service and agriculture division of By Barney Livingstone Washington Angry dis- agreement developed In Congress today over a multi-billion dollar veterans bill. It barreled through the House veterans committee yes- terday amid cries of "dictatorship." Disputing charges of using dicta- torial methods in obtaining com- mittee approval, Chairman Rankin (D.-Miss.) endeavored to override administration opposition and force a quick House vote on the pension proposal. Although President Truman has let it be known there is no place for veterans pensions in his budget, Rankin predicted it would carry by a landslide in both House and Ssnate if brought to a vote. The bill would pay a month to the veterans of both world wars when they reach 65 years of age, provided they served at least 90 days and were not dishonorably discharged. Small Cost at First The first year's'cost of the pen- sion in its.present form has been estimated at increasing annually to an ultimate peak of year by 1990. all The measure was approved in an ----vji j _ talk of cutting funds for European uproarious closed-door session of aid because prices are down got a the committee lasting a little over setback today from the top food expert for the Marshall plan. D. A. Fitzgerald, director of the Marshal! Plan Food Expert Hits Funds Cut Washington Congression: an hour. Midway through the deliberations, six members of the out In protest against what they charged were across North Dakota. No snow ac- companied the mass of cold air, but winds were fairly strong. In contrast to the storms and cold in the west yesterday, It was shirt- sleeve weather in the southeastern and middle Atlantic states. The mercury climbed to record highs for the date in many cities. It hit a high of 77 at Washington, 74 at New York, 73 at Philadelphia and 67 at Pittsburgh. The only higher read- ings were in Florida and Texas. Haylift operations were halted in held at 8 p. m. Thursday in St. Paul. Bannister pointed out that his organization was opposed to the bill because: 1. It would encroach upon the free enterprise system. 2. Corruption and graft has re- sulted in other states where the plan has been tried. giving of more th'an 80 volunteer donors. Richard Deeren, Goodview, was the first accepted donor. He be O.K. But don't think I ami surprised. Mrs. Katherine Lam- 181 East Howard street, city is Mr. Deeren had already made 3 Several thousand persons In the arrangements for a steak, state would lose their jobs underj But two of the first women don- the proposal. lors were rejected and they were IJC -ft. JDUU VAUll Ll W.AiiAIW J. going to be content with a cup ofjpoor commissioner, had given bloodi coffee and some doughnuts after; 15 times previously. "This is quite a she announced when blood officials told her to get more iron in her diet, guess that's Just it, I haven't been watching my diet." Mrs. Laura Lutz, Garvln Heights, had given blood four times. She, too, was puzzled. "It Just means (that I have got to eat more or something, and I think I'll try eat- ing." Elmer A. Fnglie, general chairman of the Winona county blood donor drive said "The first efforts of the Red Cross chapter to secure pints of blood for the nation's blood bank are starting well." The Red Cross mobile blood unit opened its drive for the national blood bank In Winona today in the armory at a. m. i 30 Volunteer Workers 1 Before 11 a. m. a total of 20 reg- iistrants had been tested. A corps of 30 volunteer workers, two doc- tors and 14 registered nurses work- ed efficiently throughout the day to 'complete Winona county's role in the national blood program. The Red Cross blood unit ar- rived in Winona Tuesday and de- livered 20 pints of whole blood to be stored in the emergency blood bank at the Winona General hos- pital. This blood supply will be kept in readiness at the hospital for 18 days. Winona will be en- titled to a fresh supply at regular intervals as a result of participating in the national blood donor drive. Inspiring to Official Today's blood donor scene at the armory was inspiring, Red Cross officials said. Allen Winger, blood custodian of I the American Red Cross, declared, "I have never seen a finer example of volunteer work, both on the part of the canteen workers and on the part of the registrants. All of them seemed patient and ready to do anything they could to put over the blood drive." Volunteer nurse's aides worked closely with registered nurses. The staff employed the sterile skills and precautions necessary to the securing of whole blood. "We expect to secure 165 pints during this two-day Mr. Fuglie said. "Processing of the blood will involve highly skilled work. Most of the blood collected will be examined, typed and distrib- uted to local hospitals for use as whole blood." of the blizzard area. Clay Ousts Red Mission In U. S. Zone Frankfurt, Germany Gen- eral Lucius D. Clay has requested the official Soviet repatriation mis- sion In the U. S. zone to leave Amer- However, because of the shortages the treasurer has been unable to secure bond, required to hold his office, according to the county prop- erty committee, which reported to the county board Tuesday after- noon. The treasurer was sworn In January 3 for his third two-year term after being re-elected last November. Unable to Furnish Bond The district attorney told the sistant in charge of local advertis- ing. He became advertising manager in 1926 and held this position until about a year ago when he became national advertising manager and was relieved of some of his other duties because of his health.. Mr. Belville married Miss Grace vance on the drop in food and com- modity prices. And they are the biggest items of expense. The administration's request for a second installment of for European recovery takes into ac- count, Fitzgerald said, that wheat now. Schreiner of Correctibnville, Iowa, would be selling for about what it is in 1923. Survivors are his widow; three children, Kirk, senior at the University of Chicago, Lynne, Wi- High school student, and Some members of the Senate and House foreign committees have been calling for cuts in the new program XJ.J.C VUOulil'U VV.LU iHJlJjl i unty board that because TreasurerJLance, Central Junior High school because prices are lower, me Knudtson is unable to furnish bond, student, at the family home at 662 the county is without a treasurer Main street; a sister, Mrs. B. D. and that the board must appoint peese, Tracy, Minn., and an uncle, lean occupied territory, it was an-j still performing the duties. nounced today. The "request" virtually amounted to an order, it was said. Army au- thorities said Clay. U. S. military governor in Germany, had asked the, Russians to leave, but they had con- tended the mission was "indispens- able." Following this, the army announc- ed: Pat Reel, above, was one of several hundred women victims of a mysterious air-borne substance which disintegrated nylons in down- town Jacksonville, Fla., yesterday. City engineers said it might be sulphuric acid formed from fuel oil smoke but they didn't know. (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) new 'treasurer at this session. The previous district attorney, La jVem G. Kostner, had ruled at the! request of the county board that Treasurer Knudtson's last year's bond was good for a reasonable length of tune after the first of the year, or specifically until the next meeting of the county board. The board, as a last order of business Tuesday afternoon, voted to recess until 2 p. m. Monday when the appointment of a county treas- urer by the county board will be a special order of business. If the present county treasurer is able to secure bond by that time he may be appointed. Mr. Knudtson, although technical- ly barred from holding the office, is "Because the voluntary repatria- tion of displaced persons who are Soviet citizens has virtually ceased, the Russian repatriation mission in the U. S. zone will not operate after March 1." St. Paul Explosion Kills Girl, Hurts 3 St. Paul A ten-year-old girl was killed and three adults were injured today In an explosion and fire In a two-story frame dwell- ing at 192 St. Anthony avenue. The girl was Darlene Bakke. Her mother, Mrs. Carl Bakke, and William Miller were among those injured. All three of the in- jured were taken to Ancker hospi- tal. Information on the deficit of 305 came to the board yesterday from R. S. Mallow, head of the state auditing department at Madison. Deficit Explained He explained in this informal re- port that of the deficit was short from, license and fee collec- tions made by the county clerk in his office. He said further that ap- proximately of the total had been paid in county checks to the state conservation department to settle the personal account which Mr. Matson had with the depart- ment. It is the custom in the Wisconsin state conservation department to appoint the county clerk as its per- sonal representative (not as an of- ficer of the county) for the collec- tion of hunting, trapping and fish- ing licenses. The clerk collects the fees and sends them to the depart- ment. Ordinarily no county checks are involved, but the former Trem- pealeau county clerk utilized both county checks and funds to make payments to the department. (The new county clerk does not use coun- ty checks; the clerk has a personal (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.; WHITEHALL Albert Sherman of Lancaster, Wis. Mr. Belville is a past president of the Winona Kiwanls club; a past commander of the Leon J. Wetzei post No. 9 of the American Legion; a member of the 40 and 8, a Legion organization; the Purple Heart, an lonor which he received after being wounded in action in France during ;he war, and was a 32nd degree Hason and a member of the Wi- nona Masonic bodies where he was active in Scottish Rite degree work. He was a director of the Fidelity Building and Loan association and s a former director of the Associa- ;ion of Commerce. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church and a member and, clerk of the vestry for several years. Funeral arrangements are Incom- plete. Dollar Day Friday Free Rides, Bargains For Buyers Promised Shoppers from the city and surrounding area will have a field day for only a dollar Fri- day when the first Dollar Day of 1949 gets under way at 9 a. m. Nearly 50 merchants in the city will participate in this year's event, it was announced today by the Merchants Bureau of the Association of Commerce. One of the interesting fea- tures this year, as Dollar Day swings into its third postwar year, will be free bus rides from any point in the city to the downtown area between the hours of 9 a. m. and 11 a. m. through the courtesy of the Wi- nona Transit Company and the Merchants Bureau. All stores part in this day of values will open their doors at 9 a. m. and close at 9 p. m. Stores have been planning and preparing themselves for the big day for some time. A new, colorful and generous supply of merchandise, from wrenches to perfume, will greet prospective buyers who are expected to crowd the city. officials have promised to see wheth- er they can revise their total down- ward. Fitzgerald was on the witness list for the House foreign affairs com- mittee this afternoon. Paul G. Hoff- E.C.A. administrator, was on tap for a morning session with the committee behind closed doors. The Senate foreign relations com- mittee listed secretary of the Treas- ury Snj-der as its star witness on the foreign aid bill. Food and agricultural items make up over half the present aid for Europe. In the year starting July 1, mor.e emphasis will be placed on industrial goods, but food and farm products still will make up a big share of the total. And in that category, wheat Is the biggest single item. Cotton Is second. A reduction of half of one per cent for all food and agricultural items, Fitzgerald said, would come to con- siderably less than one of those who took a walk, said the dissenters were considering writing a minority report to "set forth our views." Walking out with Huber were Representatives Mack Patten Donohue Chudoff and Hodino (N. Meanwhile, Rankin sought clear- ance for his bill from an. unrecep- tive House leadership. New Bouse Rule Rankin held an ace to hole in the form of a new House rule authorizing committee chairmen to call a bill to the floor if it has been bottled up more than SI days in the rules committee. Speaker Raybum took under con- sideration Rankln's initial request for recognition to bring the bill up under a unanimous consent agree- ment. This falling, next step would be to get clearance from. the rules committee. "I've got seven up my Ch. Mazelaine Zazarac Brandy, a boxer owned by Mr. and Mrs. John P. Wagner of Milwaukee, Wls., last night was judged the best of show In the finals of the Westminster Kennel Club show in Madi- son Square Garden, New York city. Handling tne dog is Phil Marsh. Ch. Mazelaine Zazarac Brandy is shown just after being declared best of the working group last night. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) Rankin confided. "They're fooling with one fellow who knows his way around." Rankin angrily denied on the floor that he had used "dictatorial methods" in putting the bill through the committee. Those who walked out, he retorted, "ran out on the veterans." Huber said, however, that in ad- dition to the parliamentary dis- agreement there were questions oa the bill itself. For instance, he said, it was felt there was a "very serious question" whether World War II veteran! should be included In it. Historical- ly, pensions are not voted veterans until 20 or 25 years after the war in which they fought, he said. "The only two World War n or- ganizations to appear before the committee did not request pen- Huber declared. "The American Veterans com- mittee opposed It outright, and the Amvets did not commit themselves. Only the old line veterans' organ- izations favored it." Representative Kearney (R.-N.Y.) termed the bill "a deplorable one." "I voted against it and I know two others who did he reported. "More extensive hearings should have been held. For a meas- ure of such magnitude, we cer- tainly gave It the quick once-over." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and and ft little colder tonight. Fair with ris- ing temperature Thursday. Low to- night 12 in the city, 8 in the coun- try. High Thursday 35. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 37; minimum. 11; noon, 115; precipitation, trace; sun sets I tonight at sun rises tomorrow ____ TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Prec, Bemidji 22 -10 Chicago........... 32 26 Denver............. 44 23 Des Moines .......30 25 Duluth 26 2 .02 International Falls .03 Kansas City ......42 33 Los Angeles .......61 37 Miami 75 73 Mpls.-St. Paul .....31 6 T. New Orleans.......78 65 .02 New York .........74 44 .03 Seattle 46 37 .31 Phoenix ...........60 30 Washington .......77 47 21 Winnipeg ..........16 -12 ;