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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1950, Winona, Minnesota COLDER TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY FIGHT POLIO WITH THE MARCH OF DIMES VOLUME 49, NO. 287 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24, 1950 TODAY- Red Power Stretching Into India Blizzard M By DeWitt Mackenzie, A.P. Foreign Affairs Analyst The isolated and mountainous state of Afghanistan, heretofore re- garded as anticommt'jiist and for generations a buffer between Rus- sia and the Indian peninsula, sud- denly has begun orienting her for- eign relations toward red Moscow. That's a development which eas- ily could create a further threat to the vast pen r insula (now com- tan and India) from the i n g comznuilst offensive Asia. The reason for this s tartlln g shift in Afghin sentiment is due to the heated quarrel between ____, Afghanistan and Mackenzie neighboring Pakistan over the ter- ritory surrounding the famous Khyber pass which lies between them. I called your attention to this quarrel ten days ago. During the British rule of the peninsula this narrow belt of rocky British territory between India's northwest frontier province and, Afghanistan was regarded., aj "neutral" zone in which lived the1 fierce Pathan tribesmen. This was- by agreement between Britain and her neighbor. The British left the Pathans alone so long as they be- haved themselves. However, when Pakistan, was created as an Independent state and took over the northwest fron- tier province, she claimed she in- herited the neutral belt and the Pathans. The tribesmen meantime have been trying to create an Inde- pendent state called "Pathanls- and Afghanistan is support- ing this native movement. The Af- ghans say Britain is Dacking Pak- istan. Well, that's a deuce of a coun- try to fight over, if you ask me. I've been there and swear that no- body could feel affection for such! I Salemen Reveal ibe Dickering By Gordon Holte I Four Minnesota road machinery and equipment salesmen this morn- ing declared that they had discussed bribery propositions with various members of the board of Winona county commissioners In connection I with board transactions during the past two years. Details of the alleged bribe deals were revealed as the trial of Third District Commissioner August H. Gensmer, Jr., of Bethany on a charge of asking lor and agreeing Trial Under Way For Girl Accused Of Killing Father ;o accept a bribe went into ____ second day in district court here, j steel Corporation told a congres- Many spectators were in thejsional committee today the recent courtroom when the session began I steel price rise should cause no at 10 a. m. today although this "harmful effect whatsoever on morning's crowd was considerably Production Cost Oi Steel Up, Fairless Claims Insurance, Pension Pay Major Factors, Congressmen Told s Washington President Benjamin Fairless of the XT. smaller than the group that packed the courtroom at the beginning of the trial Monday afternoon. The 48-year-old defendant has sat at the front of the courtroom during the past two facing the witnesses called by the price levels in other industries. Any upward changes, added the head of big steel will be due more to increased labor, transportation and other costs, than to any change in the price of steel. Fairless said the price boost his facing the witnesses.canea ,By ordered was ,made nee- state to testify against him increases in our morning he sat adjacent to Tbis IsT the simple Commissioners Fred Roberton Jhi5 ls swiple William K Beach who also testl-l As items of this increased cost, fied late this'morning before courtjhe emphasized: was recessed at noon. j (A) New Insurance and pension Both Roberton and Beach prev-jprograms, and (B) In- J ..jinlnl C3 AflO _ Stat iously pleaded guilty to charges of accepting bribes. Coiling Present A large delegation from Ihe state public examiner's office is here for the trial Including Richard A. Goll- whose investigation of creased social security tax, 000. "These costs alone are per ton and more than offset the per ton which we hope to obtain from our price Fair- less said in a statement before the _____ teansactions led to bribeiSenate House economic commit- charges against Gensmer and three! Carol Ann Paight By Arthur Everett Bridgeport, Conn. Tall, CarQl pa, M goes to today, Pleading that mental Its craggy nooks provide led her to shoot to death frnm which thev can TinHreman father with places from which they can snipe their enemies or strangers with rifles. Those fellows even take pot-shots at isolated travelers on her cancer-ridden policeman lather as an act of mercy. The 21-year-old Stamford, Conn., college girl invaded her father's louArtvcu college gin mvaaea ner lauiera the great military road leading nospital T00m ana ailed him with thfr fCfl VriPT nftSS- T_I_ lacf through the Khyber pass. servlce revolver last Sep- irougn me ruiyoer own servlce revolver Jast sep- Anyway, Afghanistan is 2s. she had' learned of his ing away from the Indian penln- incurable cancer DUt a short time sula and is raising its eyes to __i____ i _ J J A _ spires of the kremlin, toward Attorney David Gcfld- until now it dared not look, ne W0uld not ask for a For the first time an official of Fairfieid county's first slan trade mission has visited Ka-jmercy Baying trial. Vnil the canital. nnd Russian tech-; >-._ -ho w ne would there be any C'UI, iJie capital, miu he added, WOUia mere ue uuj nicians are being employed by theidickerinsr f0r a lesser plea of man- government. Air Force Orders 700 Jet Fighters slaughter. The charge is second de- gree murder punishable in Con- necticut by life imprisonment and no less. Carol Ann's plea, temporary insanity. former commissioners. Gensmer, whose trial was delayed when he was stricken with a heart attack shortly before he was to be arraigned In district court last fall, stated that he Is now suffering from "r.'ne Judge Vernon Gates of Rochester is presiding at the session In which the state is represented by County Attorney W. Kenneth Nlssen and Assistant State Attorney General Charles Houston of St. Paul. At the opening of the trial yes- terday, Nissen explained to the court that Houston had come to Winona to be associated with him in the prosecution of the case "at my request." Lamberton Directs H. M. Lamberton, Jr., is directing the defense of Gensmer and is as- sisted by Lauris G. Petersen. Both are affiliated with the Lamberton Law offices. e Specifically, Gensmer is charged with having asked for and agreed to accept a bribe from Minne- apolis equipment salesman John W, Yaeger in return for his vote for of a Diesel motor The committee started an in- quiry today into the December steel price Increase. Fairless was the first witness called at public hearings booked through Friday. Fairless said, "U. S. Steel's coa costs had mounted at the annual rate of in the closing months of last year and that freigh1 and fuel oil were also up nearly Asserting that "Some still sug- gest we should absorb these in- creases because of our earnings In early 1949 compared with the cor- responding- period in he added: "I cannot agree with speculating about profits in our corporation or In the steel industry based on one-quarter or one-half year earn- ings at an extraordinary high rate of production." In referring to arguments that the steel price hike would be re e. purcse o he said, fr0m the George T. Ryan ICompany List June. Severe Cold Wave on Way, Winds Rising Glazed Roads Over t Area Icy roads and a blowout caused the huge 25-ton srane-truck pictured above to leave highway 35 be- tween Cochrane and Alma, Wis., late Monday afternoon and roll on its side. An oncoming car swerved into the ditch, too, to avoid a head-on collision. No one was injured, however. The car had been pulled out before this picture was taken. Kepubllcan-Herald photo Congress May Write Its Own Tax Ticket By Francis M. Le May Washinfton-OT-Congress showed signs today of writing its own tax ticket, ignoring President Truman's advance notice that he wil. veto g wgre T any bill that cuts taxes without_maklng up {alrly Blowout Throws 25-Ton Crane, Truck Info Ditch Cochrane, 26- ton crane went sliding on an Icy road near here late Monday after- ended up in a ditch, No one was hurt, although an on- x_ increase icueitu. coming automobile also took to the by higher taxes on ditch to avoid striking the cranej corporations tt By The Associated Press Snow, strong winds and freezing I drizzle gave much of Minnesota a bad time today. And below zero jweather was on the way. i It stemmed from a severe storm centered in Colorado and Kansas this morning but moving northeast rapidly. Minnesota's southern section had snow and freezing djizzle which were expected to continue through the day. The north had I snow and high winds, some points reporting local blizzard conditions. The Minneapolis Weather bur- eau today issued the following spe- cial forecast for Minnesota: Heavy snow with local bliz- zard conditions this afternoon and tonight except freezing rain extreme south this after- noon; stronp shifting with considerable blowing and drifting snow diminishing Wednesday; cold wave tonight and Wednesday; low tempera- tures tonight 25 below zero northwest to ten below South- east; high Wednesday ten be- low northwest to five above Southeast, Duluth reported 46 mile north- east winds at a.m. Sixty-mils were frequent. Snowfall was bill that cuts taxes witnoui, UH There was much talk of reducing called sales There was macr, re.ecting part Qr of proposed tax boost on other things The President yesterday asked Congress to enact a tax law that would: 1. Increase federal revenue by QltCn WJ VIAO i and truck which was hauling It to many wartime excise rates Menomonie. Cause of the whole mishap was but only to the extent that the rev the steel price hike would be re- vestlgate accident which hap- flected to climbing price levels In other Industries, Fairless said: "Personally, I do not foresee any harmful effect whatsoever. There have been or will, of course, be some price changes in steel consuming industries, some up and some down. When the change is up imporary insanity. ICompany List June. v DeUeve lt wlu De due more to The state charges the girl kept; Testimony presented by Yaeger labor transportation vigil last fall while her 50-year-old (yesterday afternoon revealed that iaoor, iransporiauon TT7 nf I.U.-UA father. Carl W. Paipht, sergeant of tne bribe deal never was consum- Stamford police, underwent exami- mated, however. Yaeger declared nation for an ailment of whose na- that he withdrew his bribe ture he was ignorant. loffer in June when "the state ex- mie iic ikuuiai4i.. ioner in June wnen uie staic Tense with worry. Carol Ann were no{ ori our tails." legedly left the hospital when final- (other testimony showed that Gens- ly told that cancer had doomed moved lor the acceptance of iher beloved father. She is accused jtne Ryan company's low bid for The Air Force returning with his service re- '00 jet fighter planes ivolver and shooting him in the head as he slept. He never knew, fcllon- police said, that the diagnosis Washington ordered almost in the current fiscal year, it was re veiled Monday. b In the fncc of claims that undue had shown cancer. emphasis is bcinK put on B-36J Carol Ann was quoted by police bombers, the figures show saying she could not bear the comprise more than half the total ;thoucht of the suffering before her number of planes being bought. father. President Trumnn disclosed in The jury need not convict Carol budget message that Air Force O'f rnurder. The alternative chases planned for fiscal 1950, total manslaughter %'erdict carries a aircraft. 'maximum sentence of 15 years in Fighter types and approximate prison nnd tx Sl.OOO fine, numbers beins bought are: i m One hundred nnd twenty F-84E! ThuiKlerjct fighter-bombers for' ground support; 111 F-B6A Sabres for penetration of enemy territory iind interception of enemy 150 F-86D Sabres for interception; 60 F-89 Scorpion nil-weather fighters.: 142 F-94A nnd 100 F-94B night fighters. the purchase of the grader but that the motion failed for lack of a sec- ond at the June meeting. Before Yaeger took the stand to testify yesterday, his attorney, (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) GENSMER ___ ____ _____ than to any change in the price of steel. "The decreases in automobile prices which were announced after our price increase is a. case in point." India Elects First President By The Associated Press India today elected her first presi- dent who replaces a governor gen- eral as the titular head of the state. pened between here and Alma, on highway 35. Miller said he was returning to Menomonie where he is employed by 'the Fleischer Construction Company when the left front tire of his truck blew out. The vehicle slid on the Icy pave- ment and went out of control. The vehicle landed in the ditch after sliding down a six-foot em- bankment, according to Zeichert. The oncoming truck and crane blocked the highway for a motor- ist approaching from the other di- rection and he swerved into the ditch. His vehicle had been pulled out and the unidentified motorist had resumed his travels when Traffic Officer Zeichert arrived. Bull Montane i' [Dead at 64 Marble Chokes Baby to Death Green Bay. Wis. A mnrblei she popped into her mouth caused the de.ith Monday night an 11- months-old bnby. The child, Judy Gilson. daughter; of Mr. nnd Mrs.'Harvey E. GUson. suffocated when the marble was' driuvn into her -windpipe, according; to Coroner Alvin J. DuPont. Judy was rushed to the hospital, by her parents, but was pronounced1 dead entry. Los Angles Lewis ____ Montana, 64. veteran wrestler and film nctor. died today of heart dis- ease. He had been hospitalized since December 30. His cauliflower ears and battered! face were known to millions for his I heavy and tough-guy parts in thej films and before that to wrestling fans. Montana was born Luigi Mont agna in Vogliera. Italy, DiMaggio Signs For U. S. Leader In Berlin Dies New York Joe DiMaggio, center fielder for the New York Yankees, signed a 1950 contract to- day that is expected to net him as imuch as his estimated salary of 1949. Colonel William T.j deputy U. S. cornmis- for Berlin who played an Jackie RoDtnSOn part in East-West _nft over Berlin, died today of a heart iigpS TOT attack. He 52. i Babcock a former police ccm-j Jackie Robinson, missioner of New London. Conn., Brooklyn second baseman, signed rirre to his post in Berlin in 1945.18 1950 contract for a sum estimated "Maio- General Maxwell D. Tay- at between and S35.000 to- lor 'u commander, said it was day. No risures were announced by BabcoclT's "willingness to work to Club President Branch Rickey, thp bre-ikinc point and beyond that' Robinson received an estimated cost iimSte IL'3." in 1949. Berlin Babcock, sione active part a tire blowout, according to 32-j enue loss is recovered By plugging year old Laverne Miller, of nomonie, driver of the truck, Buffalo County Traffic Officer Henry Zeichert was called to In- Crackdown On U. 5. Tax Evaders Seen The Treasury department Is eyeing even more closely the income tax returns of individuals making between and a year. It plans to crack down on tax evaders in this group if Congress will put up the money for addition- al enforcement agents. The plan turned up in testimony made public yesterday by the iictwi-w. i------- house appropriations committee. was told by T. C. individual income taxes. Tax Dodging: Crackdown Shortly after the President's message was read in the House and Senate, the House appropria- tions committee disclosed that the Treasury department has added the third major point in the ad- ministration's tax program: A crackdown on tax dodgers of the mlddle-incjpme brackets who do not report all their taxable income, Mr. Truman picked out as ex- cise reductions "most urgently needed" the present 20 per cent retail levies on furs, jewelr; preparations, luggage and Motor Travel Difficult Rapidly dropping temperatures were forecast for late in the day. with the southern area getting a minimum of about zero tonight. The northwestern section can look for lows down to 20 below. Motor travel was difficult three to five inches of snow in the north was swirled into drifts. Dags, tne 1.3 per uem, pas-JAtkeson, assistant internal reve- senger tickets; the three per collector, that the middle-to- levy on freight, and the 25 per cent tax on long distance telephone and telegraph charges. He did not say repeal them, but reduce them. This might mean an overall cut of The huge crane and truck were jd mention any cuts for still in the ditch this morning. come group makes numerous "errors" in computing tax liability. Secretary of the Treasury Sny- der asked for more money for tax law enforcement. "This Is the most still in tne oiicn i-ms ,g Special equipment was being mov- ed here to right the massive crane, me Zeichert said. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona arid vicinity: Cloudy and much colder tonight with light snow and strong shifting winds. Clearing with cold wave Wednesday; dimin- ishing winds. Low tonight 5 in the city, near zero in the country. High Wednesday 15. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 29; minimum, 19; noon, 29; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota, Wisconsin Tempera- tures will average about four de- jgrees below normal north portion to if our degrees above normal south i portion. Normal maxima 15 north to 35 south, normal minima six be- low zero north to 14 south. Colder Wednesday, warmer Friday and Sat- urday. Precipitation to K Inches, occurring Wednesday and again Fri- day or Saturday. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE effective way that I know of to increase the government's revenue under the existing tax he said. George J. Schoeneman, In Path of Storm The Winona area was in the path of a. wide storm sweeping in today from the west. Tem- peratures were expected to drop sharply tonight, and was forecast. At noon today, freezing rain had coated highways, making travel hazardous. The temper- ature stood at 29 degrees, a rise of four degrees since 8 a. m. However, zero readings were forecast tonight. In the south the freezing drizzle made roads slippery. The central region had only a little snow, but the storm was expected to get worse rapidly. International Falls recorded two degrees below zero for the coldest spot In the state last night. Bemid- jl had one below. From that read- ing temperatures ranged upward to 19 above at Rochester. Snow was generally over the state during the night. Rain in Wisconsin Every inclement element of [winter peppered Wisconsin today, (There was freezing rain and driz- a gale which w. izle sleet snow ana a gaie winuu sioner of revenue, told the commit-jwhistled 'in gusts of 66 miles an tee that tax audits during the f is-i hour. _ gallon liquor excise the various levies on tobacco. Reaction Sharp Reaction to Mr. Truman's tax ideas was sharp. It Indicated: 1 The tax bill Congress finally whips together may slash excises tee that tax auaits during me well beyond Mr. Truman's recom- Ij year 1949 brought in The only consolation was mild TniTOiOmOOMPtHlbl5000000roOChiOQO which-might otherwise 2. A concerted drive will missed to plug the tax loopholes by which j the President said many groups nnd legal ways to "escape their fair share of taxation." 3. The Senate may not approve this year a bill containing the increase in taxes on large corporations, estates and are now being so closely gifts, that Mr. Truman wants. ._________of a line from Milwaukee to La Crosse was coat- But most of these audits, heied again this morning as it was affected le groups. Only 17.6 per cent Weatherman Howard J. Thomp- of the returns on incomes in tne son> sayi driving again group and only was hazardous in that region. 4. Congress probably will Join likely a check-up. North of this belt, freezing ram or drizzle, sleet or snow or any .combination of the three plagued larger the Income, the cltlzens. The easterly gale. the administration in a drive against tax dodgers, giving the In- ternal Revenue bureau about additional agents to check on per- sonal income statements. 'Beer Vs. Books' Hearing Feb. 17 Judith Coplon, former Department of Justice employe, walks through the rain with her attorney, Archibald Palmer, to the federal court house in New York city this morning where the trial of Miss Coplon and Valentin A. Gubitchev. Russian engineer, on espionage conspiracy charges was Wirepooto to The Republican- Herald.) Mai- Alexandria ......16 Bemidji 12 Duluth 15 Int. Falls 5 Mpls.-St. Paul 20 iRochester .......22 !St. Cloud 17 iWil'mar 19 i Abilene IChicago 36 !Des Moines ......33 Kansas City .....46 jLos Angeles......68 Miami 78 New Orleans.....77 New York .......54 ISeattle 36 Phoenix .........76 Washington......63 Edmonton .......-24 Regina ..........-10 The Pas Min. Prec, Ramirez Convicted In Sparta Slaying 'Wednesday, Thompson said. The Sparta, Wis. Jose Ramirez, ,snow wiu become heavier and the 23, was convicted today of first de- wm w he said. which bit gusts of 66 miles an hour at Superior this morning, rapidly Iwas piling the snow into drifts. The situation in the north will grow worse before clear and cold- ier weather takes over Wisconsin gree murder in the brutal sex slay- wm grow he said. ThomDSOn prophesied disrupted ment- ___, I The freezing precipitation b Circuit Judge Robert Cowie, wno! southern part of the state will heard the case without a Jury, called fe he said_ t-Vvo rrimp mnst rCVOltinE and L_ _t_ vioTir The' freezing precipitation in the turn act In the crime "The most revolting and to review." -1 10 "2 18 19 15 15 55 33 29 34 4S 68 64 42 24 49 47 -30 Rochester Doctor One to six inches of new snow has fallen in Wisconsin since Mon- day afternoon with the largest (Continued on fuge 3, Column 7.) BLIZZARD Sherman Confirmed "beer vs. books" drama .Unscheduled for February 17. .13! Circuit Judge Clarence Rinehard .08'continued the case until then after .06.signing a new restraining order. ..ID j .Ol'The order permits the board of Si- On Health board 02Rectors of the Rubber Workers') !25'club to carry out its routine func-j St. Pan! Governor Young-: AS lN3Vy tion 'dahl today appointed Dr. H. Z. Gif-i .30 But the board cannot give up of Rochester as a member Admiral 01 club's tavern license. Nor can it the state board of health and vital rest P Sherman today was con- 0-i'alter plans which call for a tavern j statistics for the term ending in firmed by the Senate as chief of 'in a new clubhouse, nearing comple-i January, 1953. He replaces Dr. T. naval operations. Oi tion >B. Magath of Rochester, who re- It was a voice vote, .ui tion. Sherman succeeds Admiral postponing the: two 'or a three-week mont and Dr. M. Sidney Hedeen he hopes a set- of St. Paul. They were re-named also .08jtlemEnt -will have been reached by Jllthe he comes back. for the term ending in, January, 1953. had criticized unification policies before a congressional committee. ;