Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
SNOW TONIGHT, SOMEWHAT WARMER VOLUME 50, NO. 3 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 20, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY KWNO-FM Tops in Radio Entertainment TWENTY PAGES Mi ners GetN ew Air Force Academy Urged for McCoy Sparta, A bill seeking to have the proposed U. S. Air Force academy es- tablished at Camp McCoy, is to be introduced In Congress today by Republican Representative W i t h r o w of Wisconsin. City officials of Tomah, Sparta and La Crosse were in- formed of this Saturday In telephone calls from Withrow. He urged city and Chamber of Commerce officials In the area to give their wholehearted sup- port to his measure. Sparta leaders Jumped right on the bandwagon after Witti- row's call and dispatched a let- ter to Air Force officials at Washington citing the advant- ages of Camp McCoy. The gov- ernment already owns acres there, all camp buildings are in good shape, all facilities needed for an Air Force acade- my are present and railroad facilities are excellent, they pointed out. Sparta officials said they have a delegation all set to go to Washington on a moment's notice to give further support to Wlthrow's bill. Withrow said his proposal would be an economy move since the camp already is gov- ernment property. The camp at present is used only during summer months as a National Guard training base. Recently the Walworth coun- ty board'declined to have an area bordering Lake Geneva considered for the academy site since the county would lose tax money if the govern- ment took over the land. Second U. S. Capital Planned Underground By Oliver W. Wolf Tydings (D.-Md.) said today defense offi- cials have been studying for some time the advisability of setting up a second U. 8. capital to be used In event of an enemy attack. The chairman of the Senate armed services committee discussed the situation after Representative Holifield (D.-Callf.) had proposed the establishment of an alternate capital, perhaps underground. There have TODAY- Truman Ignores Warnings By Joseph Mid Stewart AIsop Washington York Times columnist Arthur Krock's recenl exclusive interview with Preslden' Truman was a major Journalistic coup. Yet there Is nothing particu larly surprising la the sunny pres Identlal mood revealed in th< Krock Interview. Other recent vis Itors to the -White House have come away with an even stronger Impression of almost bubbling op timlsm. One of this country's leading technical experts, for example talked to the President not long af ter the Soviet atomic explosion. He had been sent for, as he under- stood It, to discuss the meaning of the Soviet bomb, and the still dark- er meaning of the hydrogen bomb, on which a decision was then still SEES? Xse tonei-ves the greatest study." He ad- matter has been under stu- lyHbeeaXd high for entirely clear about the purpose of some time. In the event his (Holl- the interview. The expert took lit-field's) resolution is adopted, un- tie part in the brief ensuing con- doubtedly the commission created versation. It consisted entirely of would bring the ideas of the mill- been similar suggestions In the past, especially from Senator Wiley (R.- Holifleld planned to Introduce In the House a Joint resolution to create a seven-member commission. It would study the feasibility of a substitute capitol and report to the President and Congress by Janu- ary 31, 1951. Discuss Defense Plan Paul J. Larsen, new head of the Office of Civilian Defense, already is talking of a plan of defense which Includes scattering of func- ;ions and putting some of them un- derground. Larsen, who takes over March 1, said at Albuquerque, N. M., yes- ;erday: "Our first job will be relocation and redesign Of the present govern- mental office setup In the capital. "Dispersion, even out of the installations either in or out of the capital, will be our chief means of defense." Larsen is the former director of the Atomic Energy commission's laboratories at Albuquerque. Representative Holifield said in a statement prepared for House de- livery that a single bomb on Wash- ington could paralyze the "nerve center of our nation." Complete Study Urged Senator Tydings, in commenting plan, said that it "de- assurances from the President thatjtary before the Congress In con- there would be no war; that this crete form." country would get an agreement on the control of atomic energy with the Russians; and that, as the President said repeatedly, "Every- thing's going to be all right." THE EXPERT, who was far from surs that everything was go- ing to be all right, left the White House a shaken and unhappy man. The same presidential conviction that all is well is clearly reflected in the Krock interview. As Mr. Krock puts it, "A serene President Accidents Kill Faribault Boy, La Crosse Man Two Others Dead In Wisconsin Weekend Mishaps By The Associated Press Donald Karow, ten-year-old Fari- bault, Minn., boy, was killed Sat- urday first traf- fic fatality In more than two years. Authorities said the- boy, a car- rier salesman for the St. Paul Pio- neer Press and Dispatch, was rid- ing his bicycle when an automo- bile struck him. Edgar Gudknicht of Faribault, driver of the car, was held for questioning. No charges have been filed. An inquest will be held Thurs- day. A coroner's jury probed the accident. Faribault was awarded a plaque last year by the National Safety council for having no traffic deaths in 1948. City officials had been hoping that the honor would be repeated this year, since no traffic deaths occurred here dur- ing 1949. Three persons were killed in Wisconsin accidents over the week- id. Lewis F. Barsch, 48, route 1, La Crosse, was killed Instantly Sat- urday when a 57-foot tree limb ripped loose and snapped against ius head while cutting timber at the Northwood Nursery, ten miles southeast of here on highway 14. Clifford Swanson, 39, Chicago, was killed Saturday when his truck left highway 16 at a sweep- ng curve a mile west of Tomah and rolled over. Edith Christina Edwards, 18- months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Edwards, died in a Col- as, Wis., hospital Saturday from burns she suffered Friday when she accidently fell back- wards into a pail of boiling hot water. The accident happened in a neighbor's home where Mrs. Ed- wards was helping with the clean Happy, But Unnerved, Mrs. Richard Christie takes a look at her newest net of second set in less than 11 months. They born yesterday, but she is walking around today in the Winona General hospital's maternity ward. At least one local obstetrician permits new mothers to walk out of the delivery room. Republican-Herald photos Mercy Trial Of Dr. Sander Gets Under Way ing. A total of 182 traffic an all-time place on cy Milwaukee county streets be- Washington area, and underground ween 6 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday. Manchester, N. Her- lam N. Sander, a slim, quiet country doctor, went on trial on a charge of murder today in the mercy niHng of a dying cancer pa- tient. Dr. Sander, 41-year-old one-time Dartmouth college ski team cap- tain, is accused of killing Mrs. Ab- bie Borroto, 59, by injecting air in- to her veins last December. International attention is focus- ed on the case because of the eu- thanasia mercy killing Press representatives from the major cities of the United States and England are on hand to re- cord the details of the trial that will unfold in a 45-year old red brick courthouse in this typically New England industrial city. The tall, mustached physician has been in seclusion since he was indicted in January. He was ab- Isent yesterday when his pastor, The courtroom was packed Suntjay service In the Congre- spectators an hour before cnurch in nearby Candia, Joseph J. Moriarty of Shakopeejprayed for his speedy acquittal. ----------j j Tfae New Hampshire Dr. Sander injected 40 cu- Laura Miller Trial Begins Glencoc, Mil- ler, 24-year-old Minneapolis sten- ographer charged with murdering Attorney Gordon Jones of Hutchin- son. went on trial today. convened district court. Immediately after the case was called, Judge Moriarty appointed jblc centimeters of three "triers" to assist in selection jvems of Borr of a jury- The triers named by Judge Mor- iarity were John Lexon, Winsted attorney; Mrs. Emil Nelson, a Glen- coe housewife, and Mrs. Catherine sits In the White House with un- diminished confidence in the tri- umph of human nature." In view of the hard facts of the world situation, this presidential mood can only be described as euphoria, defined in the dictionary as a psychological state consisting of a "sens'; of well-being and buoy- ancy." Moreover, the record of presidential euphoria goes back to the very beginning of Truman's j tenure of his office. Shortly after he became Presi- dent, Trumnn granted a still-un- published interview to another newspaper man. On this occasion, the new President blandly assur- ed his visitor that the United States would immediately get rid of the troublesome Charles de Gaulle, then Premier of France; that the Russians would soon be put in their places: and that the United States would then take the lead in running the world in the way the world ought to be run. Truman did not elaborate on how he would achieve this assortment of miracles. THE FACT IS THAT President Truman came to the White House, as he himself implied in the Krock interview, totally unprepared for his heavy responsibilities as the most powerful leader of the West- ern world. His equipment consist- ed largely of an optimism which is part of his nature, awareness a total un- of the real forces at ALSOPS (Continued on Page 12. Column 6) Both Tydings and Holifield are members of the Senate-House atomic committee which last week opened an inquiry into the civil defense problem. The joint chiefs Merrill, a Glencoe widow who oper- of staffs are expected to appear iates an antique shop, before the committee in a private Charles Houston, assistant state session one day this week. attorney general, is helping McLeod The commission Holifleld propos-1 County Attorney Hubert Smith in es would consider (A) Possible sites I presenting that state's case, for a second capital; (B) The buildings to be constructed "on or under" any site; (C) What dupli- cate copies of documents and rec- ords should be prepared, and (D) Procedures to be followed in nam- ing successors to high officials should it become necessary to so. Maritime Union Men Assaulted New York Fifteen men faced court today after a bloody buttle which broke up a meeting "rank-and-flle" members of the strife-torn CJ.O. National Mari- time Union. An armed band of 30-odd men battered its way Into Tom Mooney hall yesterday, police said, to raid a meeting of 200-rank-and-fll- ers being held upstairs. The rank-and-filers, opponents of Union President Joseph Curran, were meeting to discuss what they call C u r r a n's "antidemocratic leadership." Curran says his foes in union ranks are "Communist-led." Police said the raiders carried weapons including a tear gas gun, knives, dubs, a blackjack and at least one gun. Four men, three of them rank- and-filers. were taken to a hospital and one was held for further treat- ment. air into the Borroto as she lay dying of an incurable bowel can- cer in Hillsborough county general hospital. As attorneys for both sides wrapped up their strategy there was no hint whether the doctor would take the stand. Legal observers were of the (Continued on Page 3, Column 8) MERCY TRIAL Dr. Herman N. Sander, 41, center, smiles as he holds his hat in the zero-cold wind on the way to court today at Manchester, N. H, with his solemn-faced wife and Lonis Wyman, his chief (AJP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) V V V Utica Woman Has Second Set Of Twins Within 11 Months 'Flabbergasted', Former Wmona Girl Declares By Adolph Bremer A Utica, Minn., farmwife gave birth Sunday to her second set of twins in less than 11 months. On April 6, 1949, Mrs. Richard Christie had her first children, twin daughters, at the Winona General hospital; Sunday morning she was delivered of twin sons. Approximately two months pre- mature, the two boys are In good health, according to attendants. One weighs four pounds and three- quarters of an ounce, the other three pounds and 14 and Vz ounces. Both were sleeping quite peace- fully In one incubator this morn- ins. Not so the mother, however, who Is flabbergasted by the turn of events. Having set some kind of a record, Mrs. Christie isn't i quite sure what she thinks about the sit- uation. First of all, she's overwhelmed by the tremendous growth of their family. Her second wedding anni- versary will be in June, and she's only 21 years old. "Pretty Nice" Next, she thinks having the sec- ond set of twins is "pretty nice." But, having learned in the last ten months how much work twins are, she's also concerned about the job ahead. "It'll be a lot of Mrs. Christie added soberly. The father probably thinks about the same. He couldn't be reached this morning, however; he was busy on the farm he and his fath- er. Grant, operate six miles south- west .of Utica. The elder Mrs. Christie the mother's mother-in-law is as excit- ed as anybody about it. She's got eight grandchildren now, and the oldest isn't three yet. Another son, David, who lives near St. Charles, has three children and the oldest will be three In March, and Christmas day, her daughter, Mrs. Orville Erickson, Pilot Mound, had a son. The young Mrs, Christie's twins (Continued on 3, Column 4) TWINS 7th Twins Since New Year's Eve The twin boys born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Christie at the Wmona General hospital Sunday were twin set No. 7 at the hospital since December 31. The unusual number of has maternity ward nurses all excited. Six sets of twins have been bom in 1950, while the seventh set was born December 31, 1949. The ward, as a nutter of fact, has been quite busy even with- out the doubling up. Up to mid- morning today there had been 48 maternity this month. In January 69 were born. The record for one month 1947. The "Older Twins" of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Christie were bom April 6, 1949. Carol Lynn Is on the right, Constance Louise on the left They weighed a little less than six pounds at birth, now they weigh 24 pounds. City, County Police Radio Unity O.K.'d WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Cloudy to- night and Tuesday. Occasional snow flurries tonight. Somewhat wanner. Low tonight 20 in the city, 15 In the country. High Tuesday 28. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 25; minimum, 4; noon, St. Paul The attorney gen- 22; precipitation, none, eral ruled today that the city of Official observations for the 24 Winona, through its fire and po- hOUrS at Maximum, 26; minimum, 7; noon, lice board, may enter into an agree- 24; preclpltatlonr none; sun sets to- ment with the county to operate at sun rises tomorrow at joint radio broadcasting station for TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Prec. Bemidji 12 police purposes. The opinion was written by Low- ell J. Grady, assistant attorney gen- eral, in response to a request by w-j international Falls 4 Kenneth Nissen of Winona, Paul 17 county attorney. (Rochester 19 Nissen said it was the intention St' CIoud 15 of the fire and police board to en- large the operation of the present Des Moines police broadcasting station. He said the board believes it is for the best interests of the county to participate with the police board New York 43 in this project since it would'mean e a great decrease in the costs to Wi- nona county. Chicago........... 25 Denver............67 30 Kansas City.......50 Los Angeles .......67 74 68 New Orleans Phoenix ...........80 Washington .......43 'Winnipeg 3 -4 2 -5 9 2 6 15 34 14 33 49 52 45 10 36 58 19 0 .02 .02 .01 .02 .01 .15 Pits Remain Idle, Fines May Be Levied Ban Extended Until March 3, Talks Continue Federal Judge Richmond B. Keech today issued a new no-strike order against John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers. It runs until March 3. Keech has had a "stop strike" order out since February 11, but the miners have ignored 'Lewis himself has observed it to the extent of twice sending Instruc- tions to the miners that they should go back to work. The miners' refusal to obey the order has the government casting about for possible new actions to get coal mined. One move that is a possibility is contempt action against the United Mine Workers. That could result in big lines on the union. There has also been talk in Con- gress of legislation to let the gov- ernment "seize the mines. But Democratic leaders are not taking to that idea. Cold Wave Hits Adding pressure for the govern- ment to find some way to get coal production was a cold wave in the northeast. Temperatures fell to the lowest of the winter. The fuel' shortage also was press- ing tighter on industry. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation made plans to close plants employ- ing unless coal production Is resumed by mid-week. Already, some workers outside the coal industry itself are idle because of the coal strike. Keech's new order is technically an extension of his old one which expired today. It serves to keep his temporary "stop strike" order alive until he can rule on wheth- er to issue an 80-day injunction under the law. Keech acted after a two hour conference In bis chambers with attorneys for the government and for the United Mine Workers. Harry M. Hull, clerk of tho court, announced it. Hull said the question of the miners' compliance with the order which Judge Keech issued ten days ago did not come up at the conference. There was an agreement be- tween attorneys to do away with a, bearing on the 80-day injunction plea. This was through a stipulation as to what the findings would have to be in order for the judge to issue the order under the T.-H. law. Keech denied union motions that he void his existing order. In a brief filed with the judge, U.M.W, attorneys claimed the pre- sent work stoppage Is not a strike, within the meaning of the Taft- Hartley law, but are individual work stoppages, each miner acting on his own. In Congress, there was senti- ment expressed in the Senate for legislation permitting the govern- ment to seize the mines in an ef- fort to end the strike. Some law- makers noted that the Senate al- had included such a provi- sion In a Taft-HarUey substitute which was never acted on by the House. President Truman said two weeks ago and the White House repeated the Presi- dent doesn't have seizure power now and doesn't want it. Administration sources speculat- ed Lewis himself probably would escape any contempt penalty, be- cause he has twice asked the men to return. But this wouldn't neces- sarily be a defense for the union. It has been held that a union is responsible for the mass action of its members. Lewis and coal operators were due to resume contract talks in mid-aftemoon. But these court-or- der e d negotiations apparently were not progressing very fast. Michigan Angler Rescued From Ice Sebewains, Mich. Five ice fishermen stranded overnight on a iSaginaw bay ice floe told today 'how they kept warm by huddling together in an igloo they built and pacing a huge circle scratched to the snow. The five who suffered no ap- parent ill effects from 14 hours In 112 degree temperatures were 'rescued Sunday by a ski-equipped airplane. Saginaw bay is part of Lake Huron. Pilot Franklin Hoffmeister. 27, made five trips to the mile-long, wide ice cake in order to take them oS. They had been flown to the floe Saturday, but a sudden snowstorm prevented their return. Those rescued were Andrew Draschil, 22: John Draschil, 25; Paul Schweitzer, 25; Robert Eis- engruber, 28; and Karl Kindinger, 28. All are from the Sebewaing vicinity.