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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1950, Winona, Minnesota COLD TONIGHT, SUNDAY FIGHT HEART DISUSE VOLUME 50, NO. 8 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Assets of 3 Soviet Nations Frozen TODAY- Freshman Congressman Honored By Stewart AIsop Washington It is a rare ex- perience these days and there- fore a rather moving come upon honesty, intelligence and real courage anywhere in Washington. It is perhaps particularly rare to come upon these qualities in the United States House of Represen- tatives, on the whole not the most inspiring branch of American gov eminent. Yet all three of these qualities are to be found in the person of a certain obscure fresh- man representative, one Abraham A. Rlbicoff. There Is no special distinction in Blbicoff's appearance or manner. He looks like what he rising young lawyer-politician, Intelligent, ambitious, personable, complete with neatly tailored double-breast- ed blue suit and a city-bred pallor. His manner reflects the rather au- tomatic affability which most pol- iticians Instinctively adopt early in their careers as a kind of protec- tive coloration. Yet Ribicoff has written three communications for the edification of his constituents, which a well qualified observer has called "the ablest, the most courageous and the most literate public statements I have seen from any member of In ten years." BIBICOFF'S PERSONAL his- tory is a first-generation Ameri- can success story in a minor key. The immigrants who settled In a small Connecticut manufacturing town; the ambi- tious son working his way through law school; the successful law practice in Hartford: the wife, the neat house in the suburbs, the reg- ulation two children; a peculiarly American story so familiar it hard- ly needs repeating. Nor la there anything unusual about tHe Ribi-' coff political four-year term in the Connecticut state leg- islature, followed by four years as a police court Judge, and finally by his election to the 81st Congress on the Democratic ticket In a close race. Dozens of Riblcoff's colleagues could duplicate all this. Yet the fact remains that Abraham Ribi- coff is full of surprises. For one thing, this freshman congressman has embarked on a quite aston- ishing political experiment. The nature of this experiment, which began after he toured Europe this summer as a member of the House Foreign Affairs committee. Coal Moving Into Pittsburgh Under State Police Protection West Bend Schools Close Shortage of Coal Pinches Wisconsin Establishments police set up an elaborate protection system for truckers to haul coal from a. By The Associated Press Schools and public buildings in parts of Wisconsin were pinched by the coal shortage this weekend as piercing cold temperatures settled in the state. Governor Rennebohm, mean- while, was watching the situa- tion with a view of possible action early next week. The West Bend High school and the McLane grade school at West Bend were closed for the duration of the fuel short- age. The public library, city hall and county courthouse at West Bend were to close as of this noon. One unheated office will be open in each of these build- ings for one hour dally for the transaction of necessary busi- ness. Several parochial schools in the city also were expected to close. At Lake Geneva, all night activities in the schools have been canceled except for a scheduled concert Monday. Kenosha county officials de- cided to close the courthouse entirely on Saturdays and weekdays morning. Governor Rennebohm said he had asked his legal counsel to check on a state law that gives the department of agri- culture power to name a fuel administrators with consent of the governor to avert a fuel shortage. Two years ago the chief ex- ecutive appointed a state fuel administrator when there was a shortage of fuel oil. The ad- ministrator was Anthony Mad- ler, counsel for the department of agriculture, and the industry instituted rationing on a volun- tary basis at his request. The governor said Friday his reports indicated "it isn't very bad In Wisconsin yet." he if the coal strike continues we probably will have to act." Hope for Weekend Coal Truce Small By Norman Walker Washington GoveTnmenL.qffici.als_jurgently.. prodded coal peace talks today in hope of a break ffi'the strike before the uafon faces trial on contempt charges Monday. But they weren t optimistic. With the nation's fuel crisis growing steadily worse there seemed little basis for figuring any settlement was near. Federal Mediation Windshields Smashed by Roving Pickets Wallace Moves To Clean Party Of Red Tinge But Won't Go to Extent of Purging Commies Chicago lace's followers Henry today A. Wai- tried to nearby mine to this cleanse the Progressive party of a city loaay. i Communist taint which he says is They acted on the request ofja Red smear by thlrd party en- Pittsburgh coal merchants whojemies. said previous attempts to bring coal in by truck have been stopped by stone-throwing pickets. Windshields of several vehicles were smashed yesterday at the mine, about 18 miles from Pitts- burgh, police declared. No one was injured and there were no arrests. President J. Don Homer of the Retail Coal Merchants association, declared arrangements have been made to purchase several hundred tons of coal. He emphasized the mine Is one of the few in the dis- trict which .has signed a contract with the United Mine Workers. A few hours after state police success for -a resolution Wallace predicted the convention move which in effect is ah indirect dis- avowal of Soviet Russia. Adoption would help counteract 1948 rejection of the resolution at the party's founding session in Philadelphia 18 months ago. "We must not allow anyone the slightest, legitimate reason for be-] lieving that any working member the party puts Rome, Moscow or! London ahead of the United! Wallace said last night. plan the fire of a Pittsburgh U.M.W. of- ficial. John Dresmlch, an International representative of the union, declar- ed: "Miners don't like to work under state police protection. May Walk OH Job 'If the diggers learn that the coal they mine is being hauled with state police escort they're apt to walk off tUe job and then there would be trucks to haul. We're trying Apartment Fire Drives 50 Into Cold at Duluth Duluth, persons including two babies, fled into 12 below zero ccld early today when Is very simple. It is to tell the rlre broke out the Windsor apart- dent Truman has assigned to try voters "in his district the unpala- table truth. On his. return Elbicoff made speeches throughout his district. iments in downtown Duluth. One person climbed down a lad- der from the third floor of the three and wrote numerous articles forjstory building. Another was carried Connecticut papers, about the Many of those who fled were no coal for the to help out the city of Pittsburgh as much as pos- sible but I don't know what will Happen' to now." As the coal emergency grew more acute throughout the nation, a 600-member U.M.W. local at St. Chief Cyrus Michaels, near Johnstown, tele- He declared in a convention keynote speech that Progressives must get rid of the Red label and factions if they are to win elections and "a campaign for peace." But he said the third party will not purge any Communists from jits ranks. I It welcomes Communists as well 'as those of other political labels as long as they support Progres- sive principles, he added. The party's 1948 nominee for president drew applause from hundreds of delegates With these remarks'. 'We agree with Communists that peace with Russia is possible that doesn't make us Com- munists. The Communists hsve their party. We have ours. "The policies of the Progressive party are our own not control- led by anyone who owes his su- preme-allegiance to any other par- ty. "We do not and will mit any organized factions or Flremen Battle to control the blazing Joyce Shoe Company plant In downtown Pasadena, Calif., which burned last night with loss estimated at more than Four hundred firemen and re- serves fought to keep the fire from jumping to adjacent buildings and homes. Origin of the fire was not determined. P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) Attlee to 'Garry On' With Shaky Majority London Prime Minister Attlee announced today his Labor government will carry on, despite 'the scant and shaky parliamentary majority it won in Thursday's elections. At the moment, Labor holds a nine-vote vorking margin In the House of Commons, with, six seats to Attlee announced the decision after an emergency 75-minute cabinet session. It; means the Labor party will form another government and the men Presi- graphed President Truman to end the eight-month-long dis- pute, said there hasn't been any progress since the present court- directed bargaining got under way on February 15. "The situation'Is exactly the same as it was when these confer- ences Chlng said. Nevertheless, as the union-oper- ator talks resumed, Ching and Da- Mine night asking federal seizure of struck bituminous mines. groups within our party. is nist party. "Our philosophy of run the continuous risk of being] wrecked on a vote of confidence In I Jthe House of Commons at a time! (hot of its own choosing. f t. All of Attlee's ministers made Marxism traditional offers to resign. It back into the deep damnation of the mines without a contract. "We insist that a satisfactory agreement be executed between vid L. Cole said they were redou- bling their efforts over the week- end for an llth hour compromise. Cole is chairman of Mr. Truman's coal inquiry board. Secret Meetings The two officials held secret meetings yesterday with John L. Lewis and his aides, but apparent- ly nothing came of the talks with the United Mine Workers leader. Lewis left later for Springfield, to attend the funeral of position of the United States In and au were thinly clad. world. He has now written a sum-1 fire started in a third floor rr mlnp-up article, called "Europe apartment and rmed the building EL. to attend ine lunerai wi and which, unlike almost smoke. Damage, estlmated at grottier. further dampener in prospects for a coal contract. Some operators said there wasn't a chance of the negotiations anything else to emerge from Con- gress, deserves to be rend in full. For one thing, Ribicoff is found to was confined to the apart- ment where the fire began, to a hallway and the attic. The building write (and he employs no chests) contalns 32 apartments. a simple but remarkably cffectivej Residents found shelter In a near- Enclish prose. !bv all-night "THERE ABE NO BREATHING: notels, spaces ahead." lie writes, "for thisj country to enjoy while the balances of power serves ns a buffer be-j twecn us and the world's prob-j lems." He spells out the ing of tliis conclusion: it i? n dan- gerous illusion to suppose that we can withdraw from our world sponsibilities in 1552. or thereafter, sharply reduce taxes' and live happily eve-rafter. On the contrary, he "It restaurant and in Two Fliers Killed In Crash of Jet Bomber at Dayton Daytou, Ohio Explosion Workers of Meantime, layoffs In coal-allied industries threatened to pass the If the strike continues past Monday. Judge Orders Hotel to Move getting anywhere with Lewis! Los Angeles A awa'v. In his absence TJ.M.W. Vice-lhotel in one of Los Angeles' __ J __A __i_-J Jir-tftntf IP tVii-ae looks to me ten more years ci riltlonal outlay of! The present planning of yesterday cost the lives for them to aid is premising a scope that President Thomas Kennedy was the top union negotiator. The union will go on trial be- fore Federal Judge Richmond B. Keech for civil and criminal con- tempt Monday. This is based on the continued walkout of union members in face order on February 11 t turn to work. Trial Opens Monday Attorneys for Lewis and the U. M.W. argued yesterday that the men have stayed out in disregard high- districts is threatened with doom by a municipal judge who calls it "a glorified quickie motel." Judge Vernon Hunt said he personally Inspected the hotel, a "hotbed of brawling debauchery." to in pro- gressive capitalism, not socialism. "We will not attempt the purge of any individual because of past or present labels. "We are fighting for peace, not because any foreign power wants us to fight for peace but because we understand the deep needs of the American people and. the world.'.' The onetime Democratic vice president said "enemies of pro- is likely some will be accepted. Among those expected to figure in the reshuffling are Foreign Minister Ernest Bevln, who is sick, and Health Minister Aneurin Bevan, who has been mentioned as a pos- sible candidate to succeed Bevin if Bevln does retire. The new Parliament elected Thursday will convene next Wed- nesday for organization purposes. The Conservative's party's "sha- dow the men who would I Ce behave been ministers in Winston _ __i TVii-loc han won. Wllj ing apologists for Russia and for delegates today He predicted would adopt a policy statement that although Progressives criticize present American foreign policy they don't mean to give "blanket endorsement to the foreign policy of any nation." The delegates were silent when Churchill's Tories had won, will meet Tuesday to map strategy. Churchill and his chief deputy, An- thony Eden, conferred today at Churchill's home in Kent. The winning party, nevertheless, plans a big victory celebration to- night to coincide with observance of its 50 birthday. A strong comeback bid by the Wallace described both the party machine of Con- States and Russia as "the two biers minetrm rhurnh- brutes of the world." He said "each in its rests on high moral pr but each in the eyes of other na- Cold Wave Due To Continue Over Weekend By The Associated Tress A late February cold wave, send- ing the mercury to frigid marks In the Midwest, spread over wide areas today from the Dakotas to Virginia. Some areas reported the lowest readings of the winter season. The cold weather, with no imme- diate relief in sight, increased the job of conserving rapidly shrinking coal supplies in many cities. Federal weathermen issued a fore- cast of continued cold weather through Sunday with more readings in the minus 20's tonight. The Midwest was the hardest hit Leader Winston Church- m, although defeated, came so s own to the winning mark that La- irinciples j.s mandate for giving Britain tions Is guided by force and force alone." They applauded, however, when he said: "We stand as ricans, first, jbor.s mandate for giving more Socialism and more nation alization of industry is seriously threatened. All but six of the 625 seats in the next House had been decided and "crash of a four-engine jetjof Lewis' twice-issued instructions two airmen one of them a too little aud an ending that is too British war hero, soon. .We must look upon thCj They were Identified by Wright- cost of keeping Europe free as Air Force base officials Zimmel and Maurice Miller own! with Russia and Red China and the 200-room establishment, known! for peace by outlawing the A-bomb as the Country Club Villa hotel. They accused Judge Hunt of anti- Semitism and said they will fight his order all the way to the su- preme court, if necessary. brothers hotel cor- liable for their action. Keech declined to dismiss the contempt charges and ordered the cost of keepincr ourselves in busi-as: ness If we pull out at any time; wing Commander Derek S. Pain, j trial Monday. in the foreseeable future, we a Royal Air Force exchange! The government is expectea to a vacuum which can only be fill-: officer whose British address a heavy and continuing fine i listed as Barclays Bank. Ltd., Up against the U.M.W. In the event Lewis himseli is tions. cu the Soviet Union. _ _ This i? strong stuff in an elec-sper Norwood, London. of a conviction, lion vear. But in two other com-; Master Sergeant Darel R. Syn- not charged with contempt, munlcations to the voters of hisider. 31, Court House.j Officials said a civil contempt district Ribicoff really drives the Ohio. jaction is designed to achieve con-jftPPeal bonds, poi-t home that American re- Commander Pain, whose rank.pliance with a courts order and, sponsibilities are neither cheap nor'corresponded to that of a USAF. accordingly, a fine for every day I nainless Virtually the entire farm lieutenant colonel, was believed strike continues after a vote of his district consists of have been piloting the plane when tempt conviction probably and the H-bomb. He said Atlantic pact nations should declare they will not be the first to use, atomic weapons, and the United States and Russia should- agree to renounce atomic warfare. He acknowledged that "the fear- ful and trembling ones" have de- serted his "Gideon's but he said millions will replace them, i The most conspicuous absentee! at the convention which ends Sun- day is Senator Taylor He was the Progressive vice-presi- He" sentenced them to 30 days in dential nominee In 1948 but he has jail and released them on the Democrats as a candl- date for re-election as senator. lers guilty of erecting the lavish building without a permit, of not getting a certificate of occupancy, of maintaining a public nuisance, of running a cafe, bar and night club in violation of zoning regula- U. S. Relations With Balkans At New Low Funds of Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary In America Tied Up By John M. HJjhtower Washington The sudden freezing of Bulgarian, Hungarian and Romanian assets In this country sent United States relations with the Soviet satellites skidding to a new low today, Closely following the breaking of relations with Bulgaria earlier in the week, Attorney General Mc- Grath announced last night that the United States has halted pay- ments from bank accounts and oth- er assets held here by citizens of the three Eastern European coun- tries. Only a few" hours before, Secre- tary of State Acheson had indicat- ed that this country has virtually given up hope of protecting Amer- jican citizens and their interests In the three countries. He hinted that the next step may be the of relations with Hungary and Ro- mania. The Justice department said the satellite assets were frozen be- cause of a delay in compensating American claims in the threat Communist nations, It wouldn't say whether the ac- tion was connected, with the con- viction of American Businessman Robert Vogeler In Hungary a few days ago on charges of espionage. A Budapest court sentenced Vo- geler to 15 years' Imprisonment. Similar charges have been hurled at American envoys in all three countries. The United States broke off re- lations with Bulgaria Tuesday be- cause that nation refused to drop its request for the recall of Amer- ican Minister Donald Heath, whom it charged with plotting against the Sofia government. In his news conference yesterday, Acheson made clear that this coun- try feels Bulgaria took the Initia- tive in forcing the break la rela- tions. He Indicated that the other two Balkan nations are trying to bring on similar action by keeping up the pressure against American diplomats. U.S. Delegation Leaves Balkans By Alex Singleton Yugoslavia U. S. Minister Donald R. Heath led his 49-member delegation out of Bul- garia today, branding her Red government as an enemy of free- dom. Heath, who had served as Amer- ican minister In Sofia until the United States broke diplomatic re- lations with Bulgaria spoke bitterly of Tuesday, Bulgarian charges that he had served as a. spy. In an Interview aboard the train carrying out tfie American diplo- mats, Heath, years behind haggard after two the Iron Curtain, said: There can be little doubt here by the arctic thai there Is ao oy uie fcucui; J.JJK tumbled to 40 below at MemldJ! of fl to Bulgaria s Minn., and Pembina, N. D. The sub- zero belt extended into northern1 Illinois. A low. of seven below was reported in the Chicago suburbs. Chicago's one below was lowest reading of the winter season and followed yesterday's zero, the prev- ,ious low. last night when the vote-counting! As the C0ld ajr moved eastward stopped for the weekend. An tne Mississippi river, it touched record of 84 per cent into some southern areas. Britain's qualified electors had frosty weather enveloped the cast a total of votes. The results so far give Labor 314 seats. Conservatives 294 seats, Atlantic coast from Virginia into the New England states. Lower temperatures were in prospect for Liberals eight, Irish of Uie eastem region by to- two and one seat to the neutral speaker of the House. Five Wounded In Gun Battle New York Five persons were wounded in a wild gun battle in a Greenwich Village night clubi shade tobacco growers. At their lit exploded- request he has introduced an: A third man. be asked. This fine could go as high as Captain John L. amendment to the farm bill in-; Armstrong of Fairborn. Ohio, es-j a day. eluding shade tobaceajifihcler the'caped death with a low-level para-i The inside word from the coal farm parity program. the same chute jump four miles northwest of, negotiations is that the union still time he has bluntly served notice 'the Wright-Patterson field where, is holding out for Increases worth on his farmer constituents that he the bomber was based. a day for every miner, but the wUl vote against the whole pro-; Commander Pain came to thiSibest tentative offer from the oper- Including his own amend-! country some months ago with his ators was an 80-cent daily boost. Senate Group Paves Way To End U. S. Rent Controls gram ment. simply because he considers: wife. Margaret, and their 18-month- it extravagant nonsense in dauehter. who live at Wilming- ton, Ohio. Commander Pain held This last corresponds to the ten- cent hourly "pattern" of increases in several other industries. Bracelet Lost at St. Paul times. _ HE HAS ;the Distinguished Flying Cross, i opposed the buildinc of a federal-i but Wright-Patterson officials said ly financed S133.oOO.OoO dam in did not know whether he was own district. "We have fixed j decorated by the RAF or the charges which must be met be- USAF. fore we can even begin to discuss Sergeant Synder is survived by appropriations for such wife and 18-month-old son at St. Pan! Police today he briskly informs the voters. I Washington Court House and seeking to trace a S4.000 plat- "The security of our nation, asimother at Sabina, Ohio. He was mum bracelet, diamond-studded represented in military and aircraft maintenance technician Mrs. Ruth Robertson reported last aid commitments, is now pri- and had been with tie Air Force night she lost in the loop district ill years. I here while shopping. Senate appropriations committee today paved the way for ending all federal rent controls on June 30. The move was made in a de- ficiency appropriation bill. The committee recommended to the Senate that the office of housing expediter, which oper- ates the nation-wide controls, be granted for use be- tween now and June 30 but that the money be used to liquidate the agency and discharge its 135 employes. President Truman and other administration leaders have called for an extension of feder- al ceilings upor< rents beyond June 30. The surprise action of the committee was announced after a closed session by Chairman McKellar He said there was no record vote among the 21 members and there had been some opposition. Originally an appropriations subcommittee had granted a readiest for a deficien- cy appropriation to continue rent controls until June 30 by -which, time Congress was ex- pected to pass upon the re- quest to extend them. early today. One detective was felled and more than 100 guests cringed in terror during the gun fight which started when a band of gunmen tried to hold up the late-night crowd in the Moroccan Village club, 23 West Eighth street. Police said the bandit leader stepped to the night club stage dur- ing the 3 a.m. closing show, shoved a pretty girl singer out of his way, drew a pistol, and announced over the loud speaker: "This is a stickup. Put your jewelry, purses and money on the In contrast to icy blasts over the eastern half of the country mild weather continued in the Rocky Mountain region. Elsewhere read- ings were around normal marks. Trucker Awarded Damages Minneapolis A Hennepin county district court jury last night gave Clarence Knutson, 41, verdict in his suit against the Truck Crane Service Company of Minneapolis and the Northern States Power Company. Knutson claimed he lost both legs and suffered an arm injury when a steel beam he was guiding for the crane company hit a high power electric line at Menomonie. WEATHER ity. "Here is a deliberate, meticul- ously planned campaign to create fear and distrust of the United States and to violate the rules, not only of diplomacy, but of civiliza- Heath declared. "I shall not even touch upon the wholesale violations of the peace treaty. The Bulgarian people have a basic liking and respect for western culture in general. "The same large majority which is antipathetic to the regimeikthat wipes out freedom and justice, looks with sympathy to the de- mocracies of the west. "This is one of the chief reasons for the frantic efforts to smear the United States, Britain and other democratic governments and their representatives. The United States government has borne with pa- tience the indignities inflicted on its representatives and the more difficult suffering of those Bulgar- ians employed by the legation, al- ways In the hope that the Bulgar- ian government would eventually reach a reasonable stand. "It appears, however, that con- ditions for representatives of the United States are becoming worse. There was nothing for the United States to do but, with deep regret for that majority that represents the real Bulgarian people, to take the step of suspending diplomatic relations." In the outgoing train there was mingled merriment and sorrow as tbi; American diplomats left the Balkans they had learned to know so well. FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and continued cold tonight and Sunday. tables. I've got six others with I in "the city, in me." _ Simultaneously, other gunmen stationed in the night club's bar a-nrt dining room, stood up and drew pistols. Guests dropped to the floor, cow- ering under tables. Others ran screaming. Bullets ripped across the room, as two detectives bat- tled the holdup band. Ithe country; high Sunday 12. LOCAL WEATHEB Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 6; minimum, noon, 6: precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 10. Ammunition Work Set at New Brighton Washington Senator Thye (R.-Minn.) said last night he Had been assured funds were available for continuing ammunition demili- tarization at the New Brighton for an indefinite period. About 200 ve- terans axe employed at the plant, an ammunition factory during World War U. ;