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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1950, Winona, Minnesota CLOUDY, NO CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE VOLUME 50, NO. 5 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 22, 1950 FIGHT HEUtT DKUSC FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES TODAY- Bruce May Go Abroad As Envoy By Joseph Stewart Alsop Washing-ton James Bruce, a shrewd New York promoter, con- tributed handsomely to the Truman campaign fund before November 2 1948. He thus In effect bought Tru- man administration common stock when it was being quoted at close to zero. Truman common has now appreciated so heavily that Mr Bruce expects to exchange his block o! shares for no less a com- modity than the London embassy. It is reported that this valuable property has already been knocked down to Mr. Bruce by the White House. Whether or not this Is so, Mr. Bruce is certainly confident that the rich prize is within his grasp. Any number of people have been assured that he is to replace the present ambassador, Lewis Douglas, within the next two or three months. At the same time Douglas has with some difficulty been persuad- ed by the S'ate department to re- main In London at least through- out this year. Douglas himself would prefer to leave his post, for reasons of health and personal fi- nances. But at this crucial turning- point In Anglo American relations, the Etate Department rightly con- siders the able Douglas' services indispensable. Douglas has there fore reluctantly agreed to stay on. IF DOtJGLAS IS NOW NEVER- THELESS replaced by Bruce, It will be an event of the utmost sig- nificance In a whole series of ways. For one thing, the relations be- tween this country and its most im- portant ally have never been more strained. Douglas has made a bril llant success In London. Aside from campaign contributions, Brace's only visible qualification for the post la his record as am- bassador to Argentina, where he became cosily Intimate with the tin pot dictator Juan Peron and his flashy wife Evita. To appoint Bruce to London could mean only that the administration did not take the Anglo-American alliance ser- iously. It would certainly weaken, and might well dissolve, that alli- ance. Moreover, if Bruce is sent to London, It will be only the begin- ning of a larger process. If cam- paign contributions are to be the major criterion for key appoint- ments, men like James Bruce's able brother David Bruce, ambas- sador In Paris, and James Dunn In Rome, are sure to be replaced by generous contributors of the stamp of Laurence Steinhardt and Stanton Griffls. Mrs. Perle Mesta makes something of a Joke of the United States, as minister In Lux embourg, but otherwise she does no great harm. But a general Mes ta-lzatlon of American representa- tion abroad would be anything but a Joke. Yet the most important Issue in the Bruce matter can be very sim- ply defined. It is whether or not Secretary of State Dean Acheson is to be "master in his own house. THERE IS NO MYSTERY about the identity of Bruce's chief ad- ministration sponsor. At the very beginning of his tenure of office. Secretary of Defense Louis John- son bluntly informed high State de- partment officials that he and the President had agreed that "my man Jim Bruce" was to go to Lon- don. Acheson has nevertheless more than once succeeded in hav- ir.e: the Bruce appointment deferr- ed. If Johnson now has his way, the most important American diplo- matic official abroad will in fact be responsive to Johnson rather than Acheson. Johnson will thus be well on the way to becoming mas- ter in Achcson's foreign policy house. The nature of the Johnson foreign policy is already clear. It consists essentially of gaseous bluster about "licking Joe overlaid on ti business-as-usual "economy" program which is sapping the sinews of American strength. This kind of policy can have ultimate result the shattering of the Western federation against Soviet expansion. THERE IS A STRIKING histori- cal parallel for the situation in which Acheson now finds himself. In April. 1937. when it was already clear that Nazi military power was rapidly surpassing the' strength of the Western allies. Sir; Neville Henderson was sent to Ber-j lin by Neville Chamberlain and- Sir Horace Wilson. Over the inef- fective protests of British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, Hender- son was given the mission of ap- peasing Hitler, in the hope that Chamberlain might be allowed to continue his business-as-usual pol- icy. For almost a year Eden re- mained as foreign secretary. In elegant impotence, no lonijer real- ly master in his own house, lend- ing a surface air of respectability to an already intolerable situation. Then came Munich, and in March, 1948, when disaster had already ir- reparably occurred. Eden resigned. Fortunately, it is unlikely that Acheson will make Eden's choice. For Acheson clearly means to be secretary of state in fact as well as in name. Moreover, whenever Acheson has stood firm against Johnson in the past. President Tru- man has supported bim in the end. TAX CUTS SEEN IN REASSESSMENT Must Be Ready to Use W. W. Nauth If Necessary, Truman at Sarasota To Include Lewis Chippewa Falls Man Holds Child on Lighted Oil Heater Ban Claire, Wis. A Chippewa Falls man who ad- mitted standing his two-year- old stepson on an oil burning heater for ten minutes plead- ed guilty Tuesday to "cruelly maltreating" the child. County Judge Merrill B. Farr deferred sentencing of Nlckolas Noll, 23, until Satur- day and set bond at District Attorney Victor O. Tronsdal told the court that Noll stood the child on an oil burning heater, then lit it and left the little boy there about ten minutes. The incident oc- curred at the Noll home in the Town of Seymour December 23. The child's mother was ab- sent at the time. The boy had shoes on at time of the incident, Tronsdal' said, but suffered bums so se- vere that he has been under treatment at Sacred Heart hos- pital here since shortly after Christmas. In a written statement to the district attorney, Noll said the house was cold at the time and that he put the child on the stove to get warm. He said he had no intention of harming the boy, adding that the burns were the result of "neglect." The child made no outcry at the time, Noll said, and the burns were not discovered un- til the following day. Noll is a G.I. student at the Eau Claire State Teadhers col- lege. The boy's mother -until recently had been employed at a tavern and lunchroom, Noll agreed to a psychiatric exami- nation. Lien Law Decision Followed by State St. Paul L. J. Metcalf, I continue their present administra- attorney for the state social wel-jtion of the old age assistance lien fare department, said today that the recent decision of the Minne- sota supreme court on the old age lien law is "consistent with the de- partment's policy since Inception of the law." The high tribunal ruled last Fri- day that the state cannot enforce a lien on a home after the death of a recipient who Jointly owned the property with another person. Metcalf explained that the social welfare department never was a party to the proceeding instituted by Hennepin county officials to de- termine whether could be collected on a lien filed against the property of a recipient who had owned a home Jointly with her daughter. Ever since the old age assis- tance lien law became effective January 1, Metcalf said, 'the state agency has pursued the policy that a lien upon a Joint tenancy continued only during the lifetime of the recipient. "Further, the state agency de- termined that in such a case it did not affect the severance of the Joint tenancy relationship with the joint tenant and that the lien Itself terminated with the death of the recipient who was a joint tenant." Metcalf said that the effect of the recent decision of the high court means that the state social welfare division and the county welfare boards will be "enabled to All-Male Jury Picked for Trial Of Dr. Sander Manchester, N, all- program." In the administration of the law, the-attorney explained, the practice of the state department has been to review recommendations from county welfare boards and then either approve or disapprove them. The supreme court decision had reversed Judge Frank E. Eeed of Hennepin county district court in 3. case involving the home of Mrs. Margaret C. Hillbum and her mother, Mrs. Anna Hyland, old age assistance recipient who died in 1947. Truman Asks 60-Day Phone Strike Truce Tru- man today asked for a 60-day truce in the nation-wide telephone strike scheduled for Friday. The President made his request in a telegram to Bell System com- panies and all unions of the Cl.O. Communication Workers involved in the threatened walkout of workers. He asked the parties, during the 60-day delay, "earnestly seek to resolve the current disputes through collective bargaining." Mr, Truman said Federal Media- tion Director Cyrus S. Ching has told him the Friday deadline affords too little time "to give reasonable promise of settlement." Joseph A. Beirne, president of the Communications Workers of America, told a Nashville audience last night that the walkout seems Director Cyrus S. inevitable. Conciliation Ching reported the stalemate In male jury was completed today fori c efforts to the White House the "mercy killing" trial of Hermann Nelson Sander on charg-; "About es that, to cut short her suffering, workers he murdered a woman doomed by cancer. were St. Paul telephone scheduled to leave patient !thejr j0bs at 2 p. m. today in what their union officials called a juris- Well weighted with maturity, the dictions! dispute. jury reflects the complexion of thisi H. C. Nichols, manager of the Industrial both in their jobsJNorthwesterr, Bell Telephone Com- and religion. jpany here, said if the walkout The average age of the 12 whoijnateriaiiaed long distance and local will hear the case is 54. At least non-dial calls could be handled on seven are Roman Catholics. an emergency basis only. Only one A 13th juror was named as an i'.ocal exchange is manually operated, alternate to serve in case one of the j Dial service would not be affected others is forced to retire from a mechanical breakdown oc- trial. 'curs. 'Sham If IIWIMMW law ii nv On Atomic Morse Control for By Ernest B. Seizure Alexandria, Truman said today the Sterling; F. Green States and other free nations Thwarted thus be ready to use force if in its effort to produce coal against the "deadly attack" order, the government to- was reported considering con- In what he called a action directly against John from the shoulder" talk on U. Lewis and his top lieutenants. foreign policy, Mr. Truman federal contempt of court ci- spoke out against any which named the striking agreement" on atomic Mine Workers as a union control, and (2) Described not the officers has brought munism as "an instrument of results In two days except armed imperialism which seeks fuel 'famine, more plant extend its .influence by and scattered violence. The President said George here droned on. ington knew "there were bargaining sessions grew when the use of force to and the recesses longer. democracy could not be progress was visible; demands and he for federal seizure of the "The task of Americans is fundamentally the same as a responsible government of- was in Washington's time. We, said the Justice department must make democracy work may try "filing some more we must defend it against its to broaden the contempt Mr. Truman left no doubt as suggested that Federal Judge his view that Russia and its B. Keech may be ask- lites are the potential to add the names of Lewis Peace some of U.M.W.'s 24 district "While the free nations in the soft coal areas prepared to resist aggression, the contempt citation. are doing their utmost to find Lacking: ful means for settling official said the govern- he said. "They when it obtained the con- that another great war could citation Monday, lacked ev- stroy victor and vanquished to do more than make a he added in complaint against the 370- Washington's birthday speech, union. Now, he said, in the United States are doing specific charges- may be will continue to do all that within our power to prevent dovetailed with reports horror of another war. We both union and industry working for the reduction of that Federal Bureau of maments and the control of agents have been ons of mass in the coal fields, assembl- Mr. Truman spoke at the evidence on the union's effort ing of a statue to the first or lack 'of effort to comply dent at the George" Washington the court's back-to-work or- tional Masonic memorial. President is a 33rd degree who has twice wired his and a former grand master of men to resume digging, Missouri gently as he left each bar- Workable Control Sought session, and said not a On atomic energy controls, Truman said: "We ask only for legislation authorizing a a plan that provides an of the mines, the White workable system anything obviously regarded such a would be a sham as a last resort, to be taken "Anything less would if all other efforts fail. not decrease, the dangers of Morse (R.-Ore.) believes use of atomic energy for time has come. Morse, a mem- tive purposes. We shall of the labor committee, told to examine every avenue, reporter the government should possibility of reaching real over the mines and run them ment for effective both sides "develop some When he turned to discussion and settle. atomic weapons, the President past strikes, the union has iterated his support of the fined and. Lewis uch control plan involving At such a rate, a fine national inspection of builds up day by day for plants but declared "The contempt, could ruin the are too large to let us, or any treasury.' Its resources tion, stand on pride or are guessed at to U. of W. Professor, Salesman Dead in Green Bay, Wis. A headon automobile collision in a snowstorm Tuesday cost the lives of a University of Wisconsin and a salesman, and caused serious injuries to another university ulty The victims were Carl WedeJl, 44, Madison, director of the of industrial psychology In the extension division, and Stanley Bard, 24, of Mount Vemon, N, Y. Nathan P. Feinsinger, law professor and known nationally as thrown through the windshield of the car driven by Wedell. labor expert, suffered deep cuts and lacerations about the face and legs and had a possible hip regaining consciousness at the hospital, Feinsinger said: "We were on our way to attend ture. Officials at St. Vincent's hospital early today described his condition as "fairly good, resting Trrall alumni meeting in Marlnette. This other car (Bard's) slipped over on our side of the highway and struck us headon." A. J. DuPont said he The collision occurred on to impanel a jury perhaps way 41 near the with an inquest awaiting county 's ability to testify. Officers said Wedell and Bard TxrArp killed outright- was a salesman for a New nrvcfnl Bnri firm. Well-Known Winona Physician Victim Of Heart Attack Dr. Walter W. Nauth, 55 years old, a practicing physician and sur- geon in Winona since 1917 and one of the founders of the Winona Clinic, died at a. m. today at Sarasota, Fla., of a heart attack. Dr. and Mrs. Nauth left Winona Saturday by train for Florida. They had rented a home in Sarasota and planned to remain there until May En route south, Dr. Nauth suffered two heart attacks in Chicago Sat- urday night but was able to com- plete the trip. He was seized with another attack during the night and died early this morning. He had been in ill health for sev- eral years and gave up active prac- tice about ten years ago. He was not confined to his home, however, and spent most every afternoon in' his the basement of the clinic. He greatly j en joyed the river and spent most I of every summer at his cottage at Dr. Walter W. West Newton. Dr. Nauth's son, Dr. Bernard Michigan School to Carry On Despite Loss of Two Buildings Bic Rapids, Mich. Its two main buildings -a mass of charred ruins, proud and ven- erable Ferris institute intends to carry on. A S500.000 fire swept the state- owned college last night. Four students, including two football players, were injured in the fight against the blaze. But classes will resume next week. Towering red flames raced through the 57-year-old com- merce building and expensive- ly-equipped pharmacy struc- ture. The fire also damaged the alumni building, containing of- fices, auditorium and gymnasi- um. One other department building and the school dormi- tories were not touched. The four injured students were hospitalized with bums. The institution has stu- dents. Almost before firem-m had the flames under .control fac- ulty members were holding an emergency session. When they finished. President Byron J. Brophy announced fi- nal examinations for the cur- rent term would be completed and registrations for the spring semester taken Monday and Tuesday. Classes will begin Wednesday. All resources of this central Michigan city came to the aid of the burned out college. Local organizations the Methodist church. Odd Fellows and Elks, the American Legion and Mecosta county were prompt to offer space for classes. The public school sys- tem said it could help with equipment. Ferris, a co-educational trade and business college renowned for Its, pharmacy course, was founded by the Jate former Governor and U. S. Senator Woodridge N. Ferris as a "school of opportunity" for per- sons of limited previous educa- tion. Unread lumberjacks were among its first enrolees. As a result, Ferris became an inspiration in Michigan. The school has alumni.- Nauth who also is affiliated with the clinic, left by plane this morn- ing for Sarasota and funeral ar- rangements will not be completed until after his arrival there. Born In South Dakota Dr. Nauth, who lived at 422 West Broadway, was born in Mitchell, S. D., July 5, 1884, but moved to Milwaukee with his parents when a boy. He attended public schools there and was graduated in medi- cine-from Marquette university at Milwaukee. He began practice with a mining company as company surgeon in Upper Michigan, later practic- ed for a short time at Eau Claire and then began practice it Minne- iska, Minn., in 1907 where he re- mained for about ten years. In World War I he became a medical officer but late in 1917 re- ceived an honorary medical dis- charge because of a heart condi- tion. At that time he came to Wi- nona and entered practice with Dr. B. P. Bosenberry and Ur. E. S. Muir who had offices in the Rich- ardson block. Another early medical firm in Winona was that of Dr. D. A. Stewart and Dr. E. M. McLaugh- lin. Dr. Stewart died in 1915 and Dr. McLaughlin practiced alone after that time. Organized Clinic Following the death of Dr. Muir, Dr. Rosenberry suggested that Dr. McLaughlin join him and Dr. Nauth and organize a clinic. They prac- ticed together in the Richardson block for about a year and June 1, 1920, the present Winona Clinic, which today has ten doctors on Its staff, was formed by the three men. The clinic moved to its present lo- cation at 172 Main street Septem- ber 1, 1921, and in September, 1935, opened enlarged quarters and took over the entire building. Dr. Nauth was largely instrumental in the ex- pansion move and with Dr. Mc- Laughlin guided the destinies'of the clinic through Its formative years. While at Mlnneiska, Dr. Nauth's practice was that of a typical fam- iily physician to a farming commun- jlty. He often recalled the trips into the country at all hours of the night and in all kinds of weather and at one time built himself a cutter tc get through the snow-drifted roads to care for his patients, Mechanics Bis Hobby All of his life Dr. Nauth had a hobby for mechanics and he spent hours almost daily working on var- ious inventions and the improve- One of the guests, James E. Keating, 36, of Latham, N, Y., a rug salesman, said: 'I never saw anything go so fast enveloped in five minutes." Keating- was asleep in a room on the second floor rear. Among those injured was John Delaney, manager of the hotel and formerly assistant manager of the Ten Eyck hotel in Albany. He was in serious condition at Glens Falls hospital with burns of I ties. It was placed on the 1948 the face and body. in last year Weather hampered fire-fightingjthe city's board of equalization efforts. The temperature was closejmade nearly to zero and it was snowing. Fire- the approval 200 abatements with __________________ ___ of the county board adjoining "communities of equalization and the department rushed to help the Glens Falls de- of taxation. partment. The combined forces Generally, but not-entirely, those succeeded to containing the fire j abatements resulted from the filing within the hotel. The Towers hotel Two Green Bay customers whom he had called shortly be- fore noon quoted him as saying he was in a hurry to reach Appleton and Oshkosh Tuesday afternoon so he could be in Chicago Tuesday night. Wedell came to the university in 1947 after serving as executive secretary to the boara of examin- ers for foreign service in the State department. Prior to that he had been a research psychologist with the Navy and a member of the Princeton university faculty. He Is survived by his wife and two children, Eric, eight, and Bar- bara, six. Feinsinger was credited in 1946 with settling the sugar strike in Hawaii and served on the Nation- al War Labor board and Steel Fact- finding board. He was a concilia- tor in the Milwaukee gas strike last fall. Recently he was reap- pointed by the American Bar as- sociation to be chairman of the committee to improve the collec- tive bargaining process section of labor relations law. His wife and three children live in Madison. ment of invented surgical a towel instruments. He clip for surgery which is extensively used by the profession throughout the world today and he also developed a bloodless tonsilectomy Instrument- still in wide usage. Dr. Nauth was a 32nd degree Ma- son and member of the Winona Scottish Rites bodies and of Osman temple of the Shrine at St. Paul. He belonged to Kellogg lodge No. 122, A, F A. M. and also was a member of the Winona Elks lodge, the Athletic club, Arlington club, Improved Order of Red Men, Fra- ternal Order of Eagles, Winona Country club, the American Legion, American Medical association, Min- nesota Medical association and Wi- nona County Medical society. Survivors are his wife; his son Bernard, a nephew Howard Mason of Portland, and four grand- children. WEATHER FEDERAL Winona and FORECASTS vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. No decided change to temperature. Low tonight 14 in the city, ten to the country; high Thursday afternoon 32. _____ LOCAL WEATHEB Official observations for the 24 hours ending; at 12 m. today: Maximum, 29; minimum 8; noon, 22; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at 45 Guests Flee Hotel Fire at Glens Falls, N.Y. Glens Falls, N. roar- ed through the 100-room Towers hotel with terrifying speed early to- day, leap forcing night-clad for their lives. guests to Almost miraculously, none of the 45 guests was killed. Four hours after the fire broke out about a. m., all had been accounted for, Trend of New Valuations Will Be Down State Department Of Taxation Agrees With Winona Board The state department of taxation has agreed with the Winona board of equalization that a reassessment of property here Is in order. The tax commissioner, G. Howard Spaeth, has indicated his "full co- operation in making a fair equitable" reassessment. It is expected that the trend of the valuations in the reassessment will be down, but there will be In- stances of increases in where the board feels that the pres- ent valuations are too low, It will not be an across-the-board cut. Announcement of Mr. agreeableness to the reassessment was made today by the board of equalization following a meeting yesterday in St. Paul. The board's statement: "The state tax commissioner In- formed the board that it was our privilege under the law to make a reassessment of all property in the city of Winona in 1950 and of- fered his full co-operation in mak- ing a fair and equitable assessment. "Your board will now meet with the city assessor and go over all rec- ords In his office with the view of making a reassessment of all prop- erty on such a basis. 'Your board has recently com- pleted a study of property values in various cities in Minnesota of comparable size and are now of the opinion that the standards used in I the recent revaluation were too make T mic Nine guests were injured. In ad-jhigh ,n many cases and ________ ditlon, a half-dozen firemen were the proper adjustment to the 1950 hurt fighting the blaze. Three' of valuation. the firemen were hospitalized. The rear wall of the four-story, 78-year-old hotel collapsed. The fire, cf undetermined origin, quickly enveloped the brick struc- ture in the center of the city, 50 miles north of Albany. "Certain machinery which at that time was transferred from personal property to real estate will be re- turned to personal property assess- ment. "There will be no reduction in Police and firemen said they had land values as Winona land values accounted for 43 of the 45 guests. are on an equal basis with those of in my life. The whole building was revaluation made here three other cities of comparable size." The conference, resulting In the tax commissioner's co-operation, is an outgrowth of the real property ago by a special assessor who work- ed closely with the department of taxation. His revaluation upped the assessed valuation of the city considerably, even beyond comparable Minnesota cities, and resulted in some inequi- tax opened 78 I of complaints .by property owners. But In the coming months the years ago today on the site of the board of equalization will not re- biggest fire in the history of theh on it win re-examine city. That occurred in 1864 and tually wiped out the business sec- tion. The hotel year at a was modernized cost of property business and residential. last Ttle rea' Property tax roll is pre- pared only to even numbered years, j while the personal property tax roll I is prepared every year. Firemen Battle A BUue at the 100-room Towers hotel in Glens Falls, N. Y., early today. Nine guests and several firemen -were in- jured. No one was Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) ;