Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
COLDER TONIGHT, FRIDAY VOLUME 50, NO. 6 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY FIVE CENTS PER COPY KWNO-FM Basketball Tonight TWENTY-TWO PAGES Voting Heavy in British Election Voluntary FEP Measure Passes House, 241-176 Enforcement Provisions Remain Weak Washington (IP) The house passed today a fair employment practices (PEPC) bill stripped ofj enforcement provisions. The vote was 241 to 176. The bill, far short of what Presi- dent Truman wanted, now goes to the Senate. The House action came after a debate that started at noon yesterday and ran into early this morning. The- bill that finally emerged from the House fell so far short of what Mr. Truman wanted that many of its original supporters refused to vote for it. Southern Democrats opposed largely it solidly, responsible They were for having knocked all the enforcement teeth from the proposal. Supporters of the administration bill found little to their liking in the substitute measure bearing the name of representative McConnell Southern Democrats who don't want any kind of FEPC measure Indicated they would vote to recom- mit the McConnell bill. They ex- pected strong Republican support maybe some northern Demo- cratic support, as well. The bill would create a five mem- ber federal commission to co-op- erate with state and local agencies In voluntarily curbing Job discrimi- nation against Negroes or other minorities. The commission would have pow- er to investigate and recommend it couldn't Issue cease and desist orders and get them enforced through federal court injunctions, as under the administration bill. The Dixie members had tried ilnce noon Tuesday to block House Hitt, Klinpet Assail Shirting of Wardens Pepin, of a proposal to revamp the present game and fish warden setup along the Upper Mississippi river was given new impetus here today. The controversy, which has been waging for several months, flared up again with added vigor when Harold Klinger, publisher of the Pepin Herald, lashed out at the state con, serration commission, II DjkujtM Klinger said that people in this 11 NPfirn nniPr region are "up in arms over the Ui IlVjJI V IXWAwl proposed change, and want some- Left Behind; Not To Happen Again Coal Settlement Today or Big Fine Indicated Congress May Give President Power To Seize Mines Minneapolis The Univer- sity of Minnesota boxing team will meet the University of Miami in the Florida city tonight but will accept no more competition where racial discrimination may be in- volved. This was the verdict last night of President James L. Merrill ol the university in a statement, is- sued after he learned Bill Mc- Moore, a Negro member of the team, had been left behind on the southern jaunt. "It was a breech of firm uni- versity policy and a -grave mistake to schedule this intercollegiate boxing match if there were any circumstances which would pre elude participation of a Negro member of our Dr. Mor- rill said. "We are informed Florida state law prohibits mixed matches be- tween white and Negro -contest- ants Tith the purpose of seeking to discourage and prevent race friction Sere, This right of a home team to prescribe conditions for athletic contests on its own cam- pus has been generally recogniz- ed. "But the University of Minneso- ta cannot participate If those con- ditions are contrary to its own fix- ed policy. Members of our team are in Miami. To deprive them of a match now would .right, no wrong. But we will make certain that no future Intercollegiate con- action on any kind of bill. They tests are scheduled under circum- forced repeated time-consuming] stances that might bar eligible roll-call votes and tried several times to force adjournment. Backers Persistent But administration Democrats and a sizeable group of Republi- cans, taking note of their political platform promises, made clear they were willing to sit it out all night and again today if necessary to wear down the southerners. All through the debate the ad- ministration's floor managers held, the upper about mid- night, when the southerners almost forced adjournment. Then, on the big vote some three hours later, administration strategy backfired. The Truman forces had planned to approve tentatively the McCon- nell substitute, then defeat it on a roll-call and revert to the original administration bill as the finished product that would go to the Sen- tlon. ate. But the roll-call showed 221 for the substitute and 178 against it, with. 104 Republicans joining 117 Democrats, mostly southerners, in support of the bill. Against the bin were 123 Democrats, 49 Republicans and the lone American-Laborite. That's when the administration decided to call it quits and come back for another fight in the aft- ernoon. Nobody resisted the ad- journment, as one of the longest continuous sessions in House history came to an end. The vote by which the House tentatively approved a voluntary FEPC bill in place of the admin- istration's compulsory measure in- cluded: Minnesota: For Andersen, An dresen, Hagen, O'Hara. Blntnik, McCarthy, Wier, Judd. Wisconsin: Keefe, Murray. Against Znblockl, Ble- miller, Withrow, Hull, O'Konski. members of our teams from com- petition." Dr. Morrill issued the statement after Governor Youngdahl urged iie card be canceled if it could not be held "without practicing ra- cial discrimination." He suggest- ed calling off the fight after civil rights leaders called attention to the fact McMoore had been left behind. In Miami, Ray Chisholm, Min- nesota boxing coach, said Mc- Moore had been left behind be- cause he was slated to box Michi- gan State's Charles Speiser next week "and I felt it would be best to let him stay home and get ready for that fight." In his statement, Dr. Morrill said the Miami engagement had been arranged without the know- ledge of the university administra- Truman to Name Mediation Board In Rai! Dispute Washington The White House said today that President Truman probably will create an emergency board tomorrow or Sat- urday to head off a threatened na- tionwide railroad strike. "The university expresses its "re- thing done." The change he referred to was one outlined by the chief warden Madison. It proposes to replace ten conserva- tion aids along e river with live wardens. Klinger claims that the men be- ing sent in to replace the conser- vation aids are inexperienced. "No Experience" "Men who have supervised com- mercial fishing for many years are being replaced March 15 by wardens who have had no experi- ence in supervising such opera- he points out. Assemblyman Edmund Hitt at Alma Joined in the comment this morning. Said he: "Instead promoting the ten aids, or leaving them in their present posts, the department seems intent on demoting them down to fisherman's classifications them toto fish hatcheries where their salaries are lower and their seniority rights are lost." Some of the aids being replaced have been on the job along the Mississippi for 22 years, Hitt re- vealed; the newest has been work- ing five years. Both Hitt and Klinger quoted commercial fishermen from along the river as being opposed to the proposed change. Economy Purposes "We who live up here know the good job these ten aids have done over a period of time. Now they're to be replaced for so-call- ed economy purposes by men who aren't at home around Hitt said. Klinger said that "A majority of the people in towns on the riv- er depend on fishing their liveli- hood, and they are not in favor of the change." Pepin, with a population of about 800, has more than 60 com- mercial fishermen living within the (Continued on 10, Column 6.) HITT St. Paul Man's Mardi Gras Death Probed New Orleans The death of a 24-year-old St. Paul, Minn., Mardi Gras visitor, was under investiga- tion today by the police homicide squad. By Harold W. Ward Washington, Today brought John L. Lewis just about his last chance to head off the danger of a multi-million dollar fine against his striking coal mm- rs. The chance a quick agreement during. the day or night on a strike ending contract looked slim to government observers sit- ting in on inconclusive negotiations between Lewis and the coal oper- ators. Meanwhile, the growing scarcity of coal -clamped an ever tighten- ing grip on industries and homes across the nation. There continued to be talk on Capitol hlU that Congress might vote power for the President to seize the coal mines and tell the miners to work in them as employes of the government. The White House said nothing. This is Lewis' cause tomorrow last chance be- at fl a.m. The United Mine Workers are under orders from Judge Richmond. B. Keech to "show cause" why the union shouldn't be found in con- tempt of court. If the union ex- planations don't satisfy the Judge, there will be a formal hearing Monday on a contempt order. Deadlocked on Contract It was Judge Keech who issued a back to work order on Feb- ruary 11 that has been flatly ignor- ed by the miners. They have stay- ed' away from the pits, crying "no contract, no work." Although Lew- Is Instructed them to go- back, he, too, may come In for Judge Keech's attentions. Lewis and the operators were deadlocked over new CONTINUANCE OF SOCIALISM MAIN ISSUE Close Outcome May Throw Control Into Coalition A Ransacked Bedroom' of the William G. Mather residence In Cleveland, Ohio, where hooded robbers slugged the wife or the multi-millionaire and took Jewelry valued at between and shown Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Jewel Robbers Ransack Home In Cleveland Cleveland Six hooded ban- dlts boldly burst into the spacious home of Multi-Millionaire William Q. Mather early today, his wife and got valued at between and ______ contract' Moving with commando-like pre- the peace efforts oflclsion, the robbers were armed Conciliation Director Cyrus S. Ching and David L. Cole. Cole is the chairman of the presidential fact-finding board appointed under the Taft Hartley act emergency strike provisions. Whether Lewis and the operators were close to agreement on a new pact after more than ten months of negotiations remained to be seen. Neither side would say there aad been any progress. The gov- ernment observers were similarly pessimistic. But the court's order hanging over Lewis and the union was a powerful Incentive to hasten an agreement. The mounting effect of the coal shortage was another incentive. A state of emergency was de- clared in Erie, Pa., a city of 000 people.' Under it, all industries Patrick E. Gannon, the visitor, ciose down next Sunday and Three Men Beaten grets and makes a public last night at Charity hospital.'Monday and maybe still another to William Dr. Morrul An autopsy will be performed to day nex't week. Erie's mayor said concluded -'_ __ _ i. Roach Dead Of Injuries New York La verne" Roach, popular Texas middle- weight boxer, died today at a. m. C.S.T., of head in- juries received last night in los- ing a ten-round fight to George Small of Brooklj'n. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Police announced that a 38-year- old taxi driver is being held for investigation. They said the man admitted pushing Gannon and knocldng him to the street in the French quarter early Tuesday. A second man who was standing near- by at the time of the incident is being held for Questioning, police said. Francis A. Gannon, father of the dead man, arrived today. He had been summoned before his son died. The body will be returned to St. Paul for burial. The younger Gannon was a stu- dent at St. John's university, Col- legeville, Minn. Truman Holds Little Hope of Easy Peace piled up today that the Truman admin- istration is dead set against seeking an atomic peace conference with Russia'at this time. From President Truman himself came a warning that the nation "must not.be misled by the vain hope of finding quick and easy solutions" for the world's which the atomic arms race is one of the greatest. ......._........________ Instead, the President declared Durham thus appeared to take The Brotherhood of Couductorsiin a speech honoring George position in conflict with Senator and Trainmen have called a strike'ington yesterday that the United I McMahon the commit- for 6 a.m. Sunday. Dane County Home Fire Hazards Cited Madison, fire States and other democracies must! tee chairman. McMahon has advo- stlck to the "hard path" of build- cated that the United States un- ing up the strength of the free world in its struggle with Commu- nism. The vice chairman of the Sen- ate House atomic energy commit- ty board committee. The committee, in a report to be made to the county board tonight, recommends thnt the old people bej with the Soviet Union. In a speech for the North Carolina Democratic club here last night, he declared: "The pressure which is building removed from the present building j up for a conference of some sort as soon as possible because of the; with the Soviet Union, in niy opin- many unsatisfactory fire protec- tion conditions at the home near Verona. ion. is dangerous; it would im- mediately place us in a position of despair and dertake a program of foreign aid, including benefits to Russia, as a bold effort to ob- tain an early international agree- ment for control of atomic energy. Durham specified that he was expressing a personal opinion. 11 Nevertheless, what he said closely parallels the known opinion held by top State department officials and possibly by Mr. Truman him- self. This view is that there is no prospect now that Russia and the Western powers could agree on a system of armament controls and international inspection of atomic plants, including H-bomb factories. with a sub-machine gun and revol- Wife of Sander Jury Head Cancer Victim By Henry L. Supple Manchester, N. foreman of the jury trying Dr. Hermann N. Sander la the "mercy" slaying of a cancer doomed woman. his own wife die of the same disease last Palm Sunday. The disclosure was made by Dallas Cutter, Hillsboro grocer and brother of Louis C. Cutter, 40, the jury foreman. The family physician, Dr. Thor Olsen, confirmed the state-' ment. Attorney General William C. Fhinney told reporters he knew Cutter's wife, Leona, died of can- cer when he was seated as a juror. Both the prosecution and defense indicated Cutter would remain on the Jury. The foreman's brother made the disclosure while talking with re- porters after the jury visited the scene of the death of Mrs. Abbie C. Borroto, 59, wife of a Manches- ter oil salesman. Wife Bedridden Year Dr. Sander is accused of slaying the woman by injecting air Into her veins while she lay near death in Hillsboro county hospital. When questioned for jury duty, Cutter stated that his wife died vers. Mather, 93 year old honorary board chairman of the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, slept through the, entire operation. None of the seven servants heard the robbers. In a second floor bedroom, they awoke 60-year-old Mrs. Mather. She screamed. This woke Walter Mussell, 72, a male nurse, who had been sleeping in a room ad- joining to Mather. with of her illness at that time Ibis charge before putting the case on the side of her face. Then Mus-j Dallas Cutter told newsmen hands of eight-woman, sell came running into her room.jhls brother's wife -had been Twn nf thp robbers- erotesoue ridden about a year and suffered Iour Two of the roooers, grotesque chnstoffel's By Edwin Shanke London The British peo- ple aimed at a record vote today as they decided whether they want a socialist government to run their little island kingdom for another five years. Heavy turnouts at the polls reported in tbe early hours of the crucial national election. The choice before more than voters: Re election of Prime Minister Clement Attlee's Laborites, pledg- ed to put still more industries un- der state control; or a return to the Conservative rule of wartime Premier Winston Churchill, who promised to halt nationalization" but keep most of Britain's welfare state security measures. The voting was expected to close. Victory or defeat for the Laborites in power since July, 1945 hangs chiefly on domestic issues. For these people of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ire- land neither party promised any relaxation of the bleak austerity under which Britons have lived since wartime. And no party has suggested dropping the ambitious social services established after the Laborites came to power in 1945. Choice of Voters So the choice for Mr. and Mrs. John Bull is based on which kind of government they think will keep the breadwinner employed, lower their heavy taxes, boost their salaries and cut their living costs. Many Britons were at some of the more than polling sta- tions before opening time In gray winter dawn, at 7 o'clock this morning (1 a.m. The air ministry's special elec- tion morning forecast was for oc- casional rain everywhere In Bri- tain at some time during the day. The pro socialist weekly New Statesman and Nation had predict- ed that rain would hurt the Labori- tes and heJp the Conservatives. Polls close at 9 p.m. road campaign, demanding that neither the Laborites nor the Con- servatives be given the reins In the next government. Although their policy was clear- ly antisociallst, they made it clear they were not supporting the Con- servatives In the race. Churchill, calling for a Conserva- tive victory said: "Thus alone can we regain our position in world, preserve our freedom and revive the prosperity and true progress of tie British nation." Attlee's government called for elections in the face of two major defeats on pro socialist govern- ments In tbe British common- wealth. New Zealand electors ousted labor government they had bad for 14 years in the national November. 30, replacing It with a Conservative government. ia veered away from the eight- year-old labor government on De- cember 10 to bring in a coalition government of Liberals and Country party members. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and tonight and Friday, much colder tonight, continued cold Friday. Lowest night in tbe city 8, 4 in the country; high Friday 18. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for tbi M hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 33; minimum fe; noon, 13; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 19.