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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1950, Winona, Minnesota CLOUDY TONIGHT, COLDER SATURDAY VOLUME 50, NO. 1 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY FIVE CENTS PER COPY Basketball Tonight KWNO-FM SIXTEEN PAGES Republican-Herald Political Poll Announcement Saturday The Republican-Herald has just completed an exhaustive rural survey of the entire state of Minnesota to determine political senti- ment as of now. Twenty-one hundred were sent out to lawyen, newspaper editors, creamery secretaries and past and present of Farm Bureau associations. Is Governor Luther Tounjdahl more or leas popular now than he was In September, 1948? Is Stafford King more popular or less popular than he was in September, 1948? If Stafford King and Luther Toontdahl are Republican candi- dates in the 1950 primary, which one do yon think would, on the basis of present sentiment, obtain the largest number of Who would win in the Democratic-Farmer Labor party primaries, Orville Freeman or Justice Harry Peterson? Who would win the governorship if the candidates were Luther Toongdahl and Justice Peterson? Who would win the governorship if the candidates were Stafford King and Justice Peterson? If Congressman August H. Andresen is a candidate for re- election against strong opposition from the opposing party, do yon think, on the basis of present sentiment, he would be re-elected? The answers to these and several other questions will be found In Saturday's Republican-Herald. Watch for the results of this interesting survey. Vogeler's Assistant Pleads Guilty as Spy Budapest, Sanders, British assistant to Ameri- can Businessman Robert A. Vogeler, Jr., pleaded guilty today before a Hungarian peoples court to charges of sabotage and espionage. Sanders was arraigned this morning with Vogeler, 38-year-old as- Pension Lien Imperiled Secret Night Talks Brighten Coal Picture Conferees Get Down to 'Dollars, Cents Negotiation' By Sterling: F. Green Washington A secret, late- at night conference of John L. Lewis, coal operators and govern- ment men gave rise today to new hope for au agreement ending the j soft coal strike. From the sparse details obtain- able it appeared that wages and other terms were discussed more realistically than at any previous meeting in the eight-month dispute. The parties were brought togeth sistant vice-president and European representative of International er for the. unscheduled bargaining Telephone Telegraph Company, and five-Hungarians. Hungarian by-an urgent appeal from Cyrus treatment of Vogeler has brought medlatlon dlrec strained relations between the Unit-i f" ed States and Hungary. and Davld L- Cole- chairman The Indictment against Sanders, I of President Truman's coal board of inquiry. Both Cole and Ching sat In on the three-hour talk, which was de- scribed by one informant as a "real dollars and cents negotia- tion" between the chief the 000 striking mine workers and spokesmen for the major opera- tors' groups. 200-Day Year Asked It was apparent that .the parties at last had something fairly solid to argue about a set of wage, hour and welfare demands offeree by Lewis. The mine leader's terms TODAY- West May Not Stand Up to Russ By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington There should be read in .court today, charged he had been a British spy since 1940 Britain charged In a "note last night that Hungary had violated standards of civilization and Jus- tice In preparing for Sanders trial. Vogeler had been expected to be called before Sanders, since he was third on the list of de- fendants. Apparently, however, the court decided to pass over Vogeler and go on to Sanders. The first two defendants to .be called, Imre Gelger and Zoltan Rado, confessed to spying and no mistake about It. Behind the sabotage. Geiger is the Hungarian included one brand 'new twist: A false front of Louis A. Johnson's defense there lurks something even more unpleasant than petty domestic politics. There lurks, in fact, the specter of our eventual_defeat In the world strug- gle with Ihe'SovlerUBlon. The reason why this is so can very simply stated. The Soviet Union is in mid-phase of a pro- gram of rearmament considerably surpassing Adolf Hitler's. Mean- while, because of Louis Johnson's policies, the United States, the leader of the Western world, Is I patently failing to give solid strength to the Western confedera- tion against Soviet aggression. This is happening in several dif- ferent ways, and on several dif- ferent levels. It Is obvious, for that the divided and mutually suspicious nations of the Atlantic pact can never organize efficient defense, unless this country takes the lead In the hard, day-to-day planning. Almost all the' regional defense groupings in Europe wish us to do so The biggest and Infinitely the most Important grouping, the West- ern union, has actually asked for an American officer to replace managing director of I. T. T. Budapest branch. Rado, a former government employe, is listed in ihe Indictment as a "ministry chief of section." Apparently his Job was in, the industry ministry, since he is ac- request for ft guaranteed 200-day working year. Nevertheless there was talk of a possible federal crackdown If the strike continued. Rising govern- ment impatience was reported at ie miners' mass .defiance of last cused of giving Vogeler secrets Saturday's court order to go back from an office dealing with super- vision of the Standard Electric Works Company, and L T. T. subsidiary. Manr Girl Hurt In Collision While Fleeing Sheriff ;o work. The strike went on full scale. New York ordered coal rationing Forest Lake, Minn. A 20- Field Marshal Montgomery in command at Fontainebleau. BOTH THE BRITISH FIELD MARSHAL, who would be sup- planted, and General de Lattre de Tassigny. who rarely agrees with Montgomery, are at least in ac- cord this point. Western union can accomplish little without an American to serve as umpire. Yet "my joint chiefs ol as Johnson sometimes calls the J.C.S., have refused to take part in the European planning process hi this responsibility creating manner. Atlantic pact planning has thus been limited to the vague and; cloudy top-level. I The motive is plain. If we as-j sumed serious responsibility tori Western defense planning, we! should Immediately be pressed to make Western defense a real thing. Johnson's "economy" policy forbids this sort of effort. The mil- itary aid program for Europe has some psychological value, but on balance the Atlantic pact is de- generating; into a mask for weak- ness. Here asain we are being misled by Johnson, as his annual year-old Forest Lake man and a 17-year-old St. Paul girl were in- jured seriously today as a head-on automobile collision halted an 85- mile-an-hour flight from sheriffs. The Ramsey county sheriff's office identified the Injured as LeRoy Anderson, driver, and Virginia Best, St. Paul. No charges have been placed against Anderson. The sheriff's office said deputies were pursuing Anderson's car after the deputies said they heard a girl screaming in the car. The pursuit was over SO miles of into effect and fuel starvation gnawed at industry. Stell mills cut production In Ohio and Pennsylvania. Elsewhere new ayoffs were ordered, bringing to more than the number of men made. jobless in addition to Baked Potatoes By The Ton were on order in Worthington, Mass., after flre of unknown origin destroyed an estimated bushels of surplus spuds stored in a grading barn. Loss was placed at WIrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) the strikers. Reports reached the scene of ne- gotiations here that a substantial lack to work movement might! take place by Monday. Watchers in the coal fields saw no sign of .t. Instead, In already hard-hit Illi- nois, a new strike was called. The Progressive Mine Workers, an in- dependent union which has been digging most of the state's coal 'or two weeks, set Tuesday mid- night for a walkout of its members to enforce contract de- mands. President Truman today asked his fact-finding board In the coal dis- pute to give him a personal report tomorrow. The White House announced the President's move amid signs that the government was putting on d ed heavy. Skies were clear icy roads. Anderson's car, the sher-j heavy pressure to get the dispute iff's office reported, crashed headonj wound up this weekend. into a large milk truck driven by George Tollefson, Stillwater, on the outskirts of Forest Lake. and tempera- tures a little below normal over the water shed. No immediate rain was forecast. Army engineers said levees on the Mississippi river and other major streams remained in- tact. Bayous and smaller tributa- ries are backing up surplus waters. Red Cross, Militia Help Flood Victims By The Associated Press National Guardsmen and Red Cross workers joined in the task of evacuating additional hundreds from the flooded lowlands of east central Louisiana1 and southwest- ern Mississippi today. The floodwaters of a half dozen rivers tributaries of the Mis- sissippi spread out over some acres of cotton and live stock land, forcing some per- sons to leave their homes. No loss of life was reported. Damage to for health, education, social secur- Truman Raps G. O. P. 'Negative Inaction' By Jack Bell Truman is taking for his 1950 political line- The Republicans are croaking about Socialism to hide their own "negative inaction." That brought new G.O.P. challenges today for a November vote test of the issue. Mr. Truman told a glittering gathering of Democrats at the a plate Jefferson-Jackson dinner here last night that the Republl' cans Just sit around waiting for the Democrats to propose something. "Then they react with an out- burst of scare he said. To the chuckling appreciation of his steak-fed listeners, he added: "They are like a cuttlefish that squirts out a cloud of black Ink whenever its slumber is disturb- ed. The President called for full speed on "our domestic programs Ity and economic stability." He said Republican charges that these involve Socialism "is an insult to the intelligence of the American people." ___ he said, "this program is not Socialism." It Is sased upon firm faith in the strength of free enterprise." "Confronted by the great rec- ord of this country and the tre- Government mediators were "shooting for a settlement by Mon-j day." Demands Pile Up For End to Cold War report discloses. Despite the power of the Red By Don Whitehead piled up today for a new administration effort to end the cold war before it develops into a hot war of atomic and hydrogen bombs. President Truman indicated to his weekly news conference yesterday that he still has in mind a possible peace mission to Moscow at some future date. Soon afterward, Chairman Tyd-l ings (D.-Md.) ot the Senate arm- ed services committee renewed his army, despite the Soviet atomic bomb, a serious defense of tbeiPlea for Mr. Truman and Secre- of State Acheson to call a West can be organized, at reason- able cost, by our Allies and our- selves. It. is not being organized simply because we are not making our necessary contribution, and world disarmament conference. This effort should be made, Tydlngs said, to remove from the minds of Russians and the other because this, in turn, demoralizeslpeoples of the world "the fearful the European effort. The plainestjand darkening threat of the pos- case in point is that of Europe's 'sibility of the last war which air defense. THE SOVIET HEAVY BOMBERition [carries with it the possible extinc- force is relatively small. comprises only obsolescent air- craft of B-29 type, hese aircraft can be rather easily stopped by n modern air defense, combining first rate fighters and the power- ful anti aircraft guided missiles that are now proven. Thus an ef- fective European air defense, which would neutralize the Soviet humankind." Other demands came from law- _most o{ them with different ideas: h Dut nhWtivp objective. atomic bomb, is now entirely pos- sible. However, the Western Euro- peans lack the resources to build this sort of air defense themselves. Meanwhile, our groups, already shockingly re- duced, are being further weaken- (Continued on Pace 14, Column A Senate foreign relations sub- committee studied a peace plan by Alexander Klein of New York city. The group is considering a resolu- 30. Calm and without a trace of emotion, she did not speak during the arraignment. One of her two attorneys stepped forward and en- tered the plea. He talked in a low voice and spectators in the crowd- ed courtroom strained to hear. _____________ ___ u_______ Wearing a blue suit and black ern nations a preponderance of shoes: Miss Miller arrived in the military and economic p o w e rj courtroom a. few minutes before isome new approach to solving the cold war. Kefauver himself favors an Atlantic union to strengthen the and give the west- against Russia. jthe grand jury decision was an- "We certainly are not content to pounced. Her attorneys and a go along on the present he told reporters. The State department says the best chance for peace lies In build- ing up the strength" of the Unit- ed Nations and drawing the non- Communist nations into a more unified front. It is opposed at this time to the World Federation and Atlantic Union resolutions. Tydlngs recalled that In the mid- Russia's Foreign Minis- ter Maxim Litvinoff electrified the world by calling for disarmament. tion for strengthening the United! "But a foolhardy western world peared before the grand jury was Nations. jmore concerned with empire than Klein gave the committee an out- humanity called for disarmament line of his proposal calling for dis- armament with inspection, a world government backed by an intema- _t tional police force, and finally inc-iv recovery program to ease ecc- pressures throughout the ALSOPS Senator Kefauver (D.-Tenn.) said {the State department must make said. That, he added, was when Russia began building up her own military might. Tydings argued that no peace proposals including World Fed- eration or Atlantic union would be worthwhile unless the big pow- ers agreed to lay aside their arms. woman deputy sheriff were at her side. After the arraignment, Judge Moriarty told Miss Miller's attor- neys they had the right to request bail and asked if they wished to do so. They replied that bail -was not wanted at this time, but re- served the right to request it in the future. Miss Miller then Was returned to her cell In the McLeod county jail. Among the 17 witnesses who ap- Marion Turek of Minneapolis, de- scribed as the "blonde mystery only around the Tydings witness" who was reported seen with Jones in Minneapolis the Fri- day night before he was IdTled. It had been reported Miss Miller encountered Jones when he was with the other woman and that the prosecution presented this situa- tion as a basis for a revenge mo- tive in the shooting. Skies also were clear in thejmendous promise of its future, all country's other flood danger (tne RepUbucans) do is croak in southern Illinois, Indiana he deciared. southeastern Missouri. Girl Pleads Innocent to Murder Charge Glencoe, Minn. Laura Miller, 24 year old Minneapolis sten- ographer, pleaded innocent late Thursday when arraigned here on a first degree murder charge. Trial was set for 10 a.m. Monday. Miss Miller appeared before Dis- trict Judge Joseph Moriarity a few minutes after a McLeod county grand jury returned an indictment charging her with the fatal shoot- ing of Gordon Jones, 36, Hutchin- son attorney, In his office January _______ he declared. Senator Taft who took a leading part in framing the G.OP. campaign slogan of "Liber- ty versus told report- ers that if Mr. Truman doesn't mow his program is socialistic 'he is being hoodwinked by his ADA (Americans for Democrat- c Action) and C.I.O.-P.A.C. (Po- litical Action committee) support- ers who have sold him most of its features." "Police state economic controls, price-fixing, wage-fixing, govern- ment operation of steel and utility plants, the farm controls of the Srannan plan, socialized and fed- eralized medicine and repeal of he Taft-Hartley act would dupli- Nurses Evacuate 32 in Fire At Minneapolis Minneapolis A score of young nurses were hailed as hero- ines today after carrying and lead- ing 32 patients from a fire-threat- ened hospital here last night. Braving" smoke-filled corridors, the nurses safely evacuated 21 men, seven women and four infants, all patients at Vocational Hospital, Inc., at 5501 Lyndale avenue South. Most of the staff had just return- ed from a sleigh ride when the base- ment blaze was discovered about 11 p. m. Summoned by Mrs. Ruth Ed- wards, the superintendent, the girls carried the patients to the adjoin- ing nurses home, but separated from the hospital. Reynold Malmquist, Minneapolis fire chief, said the fire was confin- ed to the basement after starting in a laundry room from an as yet undetermined cause. He estimated loss at about Ambulances were called to take the evacuated patients to General hospital and some private homes for the night. The two-story hospital is of wood- cate here the program of the construction with brick facing. bor-Socialist government in Great Operated by the corporation in Taft said. Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the G.O.P. floor leader, challenged Mr. Truman to carry his program to the people in the November con- gressional elections a move the President already has said he will ;ake in what he called a nonpoliti- cal tour of the country. Bill as the opening Democratic gun in the congressional cam- paign, the President's speech fail- ed to hit the stride he maintained in his whirlwind 1948 election cam- paign. Applause was frequent, but never uproarious. Mr. Truman made frequent in- serts in his prepared text and ran a little over on his 30-minute na- tional broadcast time. Democrats came from far and But some didn't appear co-operation with Minneapolis' Vo- cational High school as a training center for practical nurses. 7th Big Military Plane Piled Up In Far North Donjek Rtyer, T. T. The seventh large military plane to come to disaster in the northwest area of Canada and the United States within the past three weeks crashed yesterday on an icy lake between here and Northway, Alas- ka. Only one of the four Canadians and ten Americans aboard was in- jured. The plane, ft Canadian Dak- ota was participating in Exercise Sweetbriar, the joint U. S.-Canadian Arctic maneuver. Land vehicles are being sent to registration _ of aid the crashed plane which piled up eight miles from the Alaska highway near Snag. It was another chapter in a dis-._.. aster ridden three weeks for itary aircraft throughout Northwest. The series of tragedies began when a U. 8. Air Force C-54 van- ished January 28 with 44 persons aboard while flying from Anchor- age, Alaska, to Great Falls, Mont. No sign of the plane has been found since, but the search continues. The C-47's participating in the search for the C-54, cracked up but all occupants of both planes were rescued. Another C-54, also participating in the search for tbe big transport, piled up out of Great Falls, killing three persons. Then Monday night, 17 persons parachuted from an ice-sheathed, burning B-36 off the northern British Columbia coast. Twelve of the 17 have been recovered, but five still are missing. A B-29 cracked up Wednesday morning near Great Falls shortly after taking off to aid in the hunt for the B-36. Eight crewmen per- State Court Rules Property Claim Invalid Joint Tenants Owners if Aged Recipient Dies By Jack Mackay St. Paul The Minnesota supreme court today dealt a severe blow to the 'state's old age lien law. The high tribunal ruled that the state, cannot enforce a lien on a home after the death of ft recipi- ent who Jointly owned the prop- erty with her daughter. In the far-reaching unanimous decision delivered by Associate Justice Harry H. Peterson, the high court said: :'If the recipient dies before tha other Joint tenants, the lien, by reason ol the rules governing Joint tenancies, terminates with hli death and is unenforceable after- ward." The decision reversed Juflgs Frank E. Reed of Hennepln county district court in a case Involving the home of Mrs. Margaret C. Hill- burn and her mother, Mrs. Anna Hyland, old age assistance recipi- ents who died in 1947. At the time of Mrs. Hyland's death, she had been furnished as- sistance amounting to tot which a lien had been filed. There- after daughter conveyed the property at 3016 Stevens avenue, Minneapolis, to Frederick F. Oau and Alice L. Gau of Minneapolis. Affected John W. Poor, chief of publlo assistance in the state social wel- department, estimated that approximately of the state's nearly old age have property in Joint tenancy. Justice Peterson emphasized that the Instant type of case is to ba distinguished from those to which the Joint tenant who was the old age recipient "survived the other Joint tenants." In such a case, tha lien upon the interest of the re- cipient is not terminated by tha death. Mr. and Mrs. Gau appealed from Judge Reed's decision in which was granted subject to the lien for The state, represented by John K. Harvey, assistant Hennepin county attorney, contended that tho law provides that the lien shall debt secured thereby Is paid and that it was enforceable notwith- standing the fact that by her the contemporaneous history of old age assistance legislation shows that the legislature intended that a lien should be a "merely charge or claim upon the recipient's real property." "By express terms of the Justice Peterson wrote, "an old age assistance lien attaches to 'real property' and to only such thereof as is 'owned by the recipient.' "By the clearest implication, the lien does not attach to other kinds of property or to property not owned by the recipient. Thus, a legislative intention Is evinced to make such a lien a charge only upon whatever interest in real prop- and, where _. notably a quartet of southern sen- ators who don't like the Presidents civil rights program and arent keen about his spending proposals. These were Senators Byrd and Ro- bertson of Virginia and Eastland and Stennis of Mississippi. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and cloudiness tonight with rising tem- perature; lowest 18. Saturday cloudy with occasional light snow and becoming colder: highest 32. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today. 30; minimum, 1; noon, 30; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 14. Ished in the names. These Women Were Amonj 32 patients rescued last night when flre was discovered in Vocational Hospital, Incorporated, at Minne- apolis. Mrs. Genevieve Freeman, left, and Mrs. Emma Nelson, right, are shown after their removal to a nearby nurses Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) death the entire interest was vest- ed in the sole surviving joint ten- ant Claim Upon Property Justice Peterson stressed that a charge upon the toter. est owned by the recipient, and not upon the interests owned by others. The old age lien law was enacted by the 1939 legislature during the administration of Governor Harold E. Stassen and It took effect Janu- ary 1, 1940. status quo. R. R. Trainmen Set Feb. 27 Strike Date Cleveland Iffl The Brother- hood of Railroad Trainmen and Or- der of Railway Conductors have set February 27 at 5 a.m. (C.S.T.) as the date for a nation-wide strike, the Trainmen's News said today. But under the railway labor act, an actual walkout would be delay- ed for at least two months after the date the unions fixed for the strike. The two unions represent about railroad operating em- ployes. They fixed the strike date after a deadlock with the carriers on demands for a 40-hour week without pay reduction for some 000 yardmen and contract im- provements for road men and din- ing car stewards. ;