Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
VOLUME 48, NO. 290 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Ceiling Asked on State Tax Levy Irvine L Lenroot, 50 Liquor Long-Time Wisconsin Politica! Figure, Dead Ex-Senator Almost Became President Of United States Senator Irvine L. Lenroot of Wisconsin, the man who might have been the 29th President of the United States, died last night. A quirk of politics denied him a spot in history as an American President. Powerful In Republican party circles in the 1920s, he was picked by G.O.P. lenders as a vice- presidential running mate for War- j Irvine L. Lenroot Close Ups Snubs Bad Politics For Truman By Upton Close Licenses for City Asked Truman Warns Against Rent Evictions As Protest Against New Control Plan Senator Dernek Proposed Change In 15 Limit Tru- man said today he does not believe landlords will be able to get away! with evicting tenants as a protest against rent control. That attitude by some landlords is a rather poor approach to thei problem, the President said at aj news conference this morning. A bill to boost the allowable remarks were in response to assertion that some landlords In St. Louis were threat- ening evictions because of their A Ulll HJ WiC number of on-sale liquor licenses Winona from 15 to 50 was intro- duced in the Minnesota senate to- enmg evictions Because c day by Winona County Senator opposltlon to rent control. Leonard Dernek. His bill would amend a state law that limits the number of on-sale liquor licenses to 15 in the second class cities of St. Cloud and Rochester. This bill was introduced at the request of the Winona city coun- cil, and it is understood that at rerTc Harding least one of the other That's usually enough to win no-1 the measure. Ro- mination, but tired delegates to may-too, however 1920 national convention bucked Council Backing Bill their leaders and swung to Calvin! A bill to increase the allowable Coolldge number was also recommended Coolldge became President when Harding died three years after the election. Funeral Friday Lenroot, who would have been 80 years old next Monday, died at his home here after a two-month ill- ness. Funeral services have been the city council here In 1947, but money ne that a fund it was not introduced when it him by congress last year peared to capital observers that been reduced to had a small chance of passage golne of tne money has nn rhannfi of cettinc the signature vr set tentatively for Friday, will be in Superior, Wis. Burial He is survived by his widow, the former Eleanore Von Eltz whom he Mr. Truman's response made clear he was informed on the move- ment. He said it originated in Tulsa and the oil cities. Then he added that lie did not think they would be able to get away with it. The President also asked Con- gress for a blizzard dis- aster fund. Mr. Truman yesterday made 000 available for disaster relief in the western states. Funds Exhausted Asking Congress for additional no chance of getting the signature of Governor Luther W. Youngdahl, then at the height of his crusade against liquor and gambling. for earlier disaster relief. Prior to yesterday's allotment, he had made available for blizzard aid. The request is going to Congress, o- me rnuucsL lo m The city council is backing the fte safd in the fonn of a suppie. bill for two reasons: for two reasons: mental estimate More revenue for the city. With He decijned the load on property taxpayers lurillcl ILlciUlUlc jiiuij w LIWIII i-iv uiAi_ "j married In 1943, and a daughter, growing annually, the council sees Katherlne F. Lenroot, chief of the bill a chance to increase the Children's bureau of the Social Sec- urity administration. Lenroot's first wife, the former Clara Clough of Superior, the moth- er of Miss Lenroot, died several raj> vpors Washington-If the Truman Fair i veaP Deal, as he chooses to dub it, isj in city's revenue from another source On-sale dealers are now paying a for the on-sale license and for the off- and on-sale beer licenses. Exactly (how many more licenses at uw ______ to say when the United States might grant full dip- lomatic recognition of Israel. He told a news conference he would answer that question when he was ready to do so. The President said the price of steel is too high and has always been too high. That was his only comment when inat was nis oniy wucn former senator retired toja throw could be Issued is con- fe d what he tnought about-the f TTPOTC i 4artfm-a Viiif. a n 11 Tn nftlllrt. _.. __. T j.t __i_ i lonuei seiiawjr uuuw uc peal, as he chooses to dub it isj nfe jn mi and two y ears jecture, but a number could. Esti- to have one thing about it making became a judge of the Unitedimates as high as 25 more have been u. Busier- to take than Roosevelt s _...__ ___i it easier to take than Roosevelt's New Deal, it is the difference in the spirit in which it is to be pursued. FOR. and his henchmen were wise-cracking, intolerant of criti- cism, vindictive. They belittled and misrepresented opponents, Roose- velt resorted to the tactic of the dictators he tactic of "the purge." He did not carry it to judicial some of his henchmen would have, Sons Attend Father's Rites Under Guard Sparta, two sons were present under guard at the funeral yesterday of Earl Jackson, 60, who was found shot to death in the kitchen of his home Monday. The sons, James, 21, charged with first degree murder in his father's death, and Lionel, 20, held as a ma- polltlcal sense has always oeen ade ,n the Senate, becoming ac- terial witness, sat silently during greater than his amour leader of the Republi-jthe services. But they showed emo- the French call is, his can party during the administration tion when saying goodbye to their some of his henchmen would law whlle earmng nis ilv. could they have had their way in the i lng a stenograpner to a iaw of- notorious "sedition trials. and later as a court reporter. many a victim would as soon have gaining admission to the bar, been purged from life itself as'- purged from his career and honor- able place in politics or society and his constitutional right to fight for his beliefs. Up to his inaugural, Harry Tru- man has shown no such vindictive- ness. People who know Harry can- not believe that he handed out the snubs on his own initiative. Futher- rnore, it's bad politics. And Harry's political sense has always been 50 LIQUOB states court or on p t Colunm appeals here. His life story followed the Hora- tio Alger pattern: He was bom in Superior in 1869, the fourth of six children of Lars and Fredrlca Lenroot, natives of Sweden. At 14 he was a grocer's clerk. He had no formal educa- tion. Eager to become an attorney, he i umiea States Steel Corporation's action In declaring an, extra dividend on its common stock. Dlrectors-of U. S. Steel have voted to pay a special dividend of a share on top of the usual dividend. The corporation also reported its earnings in 1948 were the largest since 1929. He announced that Prime Min- ister Louis St. Laurent of Canada Is visiting the United States next month. To Arrive February 11 The President said the prime j pride. he practiced law in his home town until he became so active in politics that it took all his time. Active In Politics For 25 years he was active in Wis- consin politics. He entered the na- tional picture in 1918 when he was elected to the Senate to succeed Paul Busting, who was killed in a hunting accident. Lenroot served for almost a dec- ade In the Senate, becoming ac- knowledged leader of the can party during the administration tion when saying goodbye to tneir the night of February 11 and re- main for two days on just a friend ly visit He was defeated lor re-eiec PROBABLY THE PRESIDENT from was told to snub Talmadge to keep _ Later ne was certain "minority group support- as ]u of the the support of organized egroes the support of organized Negroes, and of those who keep the legend of the KKK alive for scare purposes. The snut of Thurmond may have The snub of Thurmond may nave ,ife 'hTwas closely associat- bcen at the suggestion olthDemo- with the late Robert M. La Fol- cratic committee chairman, the sen- broke wften La Pollette ator from Rhode Island, Mr Me- d the government's attitude cimtii WP'S out to teach these Grath. He's out to southern Democrats party "regu even though the party of their fathers is being stolen, and they are being dragooned. For southern Democrats the Inci- dents of the snubs are important. Sooner or later they must give up their wishful thinking and real- ize what the forces behind Truman are out to do to any salve. For citizens of the nation at large the incidents are important. If H.S.T. is going to brook no fair opposition, and punish, afterward, those who give it, he makes official from the White House the intimida- tion and vindlctiveness evidenced in the program and acts of Tom Clark's Department of (in> Justice. They include the comprehensive "lobby- law" crack-down on any person or group who dares to see and write Congressmen about legislation, the plans for wire-tapping, for restrict- ing the use of any information from State department or Military Serv- ices or that may have once been carried in code form, of course, the tried and tested use of income tax investigators and antitrust indictments! ALL THAT NOW stands in the way of a "shut-their-damn-mouths" program by the winners against any program as com- plete and effective as Hitler carried out in the decency and sportsmanship of Harry Tru- man. The heads of nations have con- demned many an innocent and noble citizen to death by turning their backs. Let's hope that snubbery got into the Inaugural Parade by accident, and is not to be a policy of this administration! A car passed in the parade mark- ed "Supreme save for the chauffeur. (The Honorable Justice couldn't "take Re- marks from the grandstands were; "Empty "Court's adiourn- "Nobody Perhaps the best was: "No of President Coolidge. He was defeated for re-election _r. S. court of custom and patent ap- peals. During much of his 35 years in in World War I. mother after graveside rites. The two were guarded by Deputy Sheriff Robert Henry and Police Officer Bill Schultz of Tomah. Ear- lier the brothers said they would remain in Jail here than at- tend the funeral under guard. James will face preliminary hear- ing Friday. Lionel is being held under bond. American Legion members served as pallbearers for the father, a World War I veteran. A Fire That Destroyed their home delayed the Christmas observance for Mrs. Marlon Krajewskl and her seven small children of Onalaska, Wis., shown here. They observed the holiday last night, however, in a new rent-free house provided by other residents of Onalaska after a fire on December 22 left the Krajewskis homeless. Mrs. Krajewskl, who is separated from her husband, also received a trust fund. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Commons O.K.'s Bevin Stand On Palestine By William N. Oatls State Housing Head Calls Landlord Strikes Senseless St. strikes toj "intimidate Congress do not makei much sense in Stuart Rothman, state housing director, said today. "The federal government is com- mitted to extension of rent con- Rothman said, "and if it doesn't, Governor Youngdahl in his Whi goent f------- CJ.11UJ. J. "_i London (IP) address has asked the dence on the Palestine question the margta of 90 yotes in its first j tenants." e marg o y tenants. J major foreign policy test in Parlia-j complete lifting of rent controls, He said tday that he has asked opinlon, wouid cause i m ivULilillall s ivy HALL Secretary of State Acneson to worK Crltlclzed on all sides, Foreign a serious national emergency. out preliminary p Secretary Ernest Bevln's policy was T doubt wnether Congress will opment of "skills to Improve living ved by the House of Commons that haDnen." the director said approved by the House of Commons standards of the worlds underae- by to 193 last night after a sharp veloped areas. debate of seven hours. The vote was He said such a step in the united on Conservative motion not to ad- States foreign policy program has came after been in his mind ever since the Afi-- Marshall plan was inaugurated. f a part of the policy of the ad- .taicfroMnn nvw the next four The issue brought tne flrst break In the previously solid Labor-Con- ter Attlee declared the question was one of "confidence in the govern- ministration over the next four years, the President told a news conference. mference. servative lineup on international He said that he did not .know aeKeaon of a big He said ta e no aeKeaon of a big why there was so much confusion Laborites. The government's about point four of his Inaugural majorltar was the srnaiiest on a ma- address-that other countries did J ,t mto er not seem to be confused about it Sa'd did not have any confidence in the public opinion polls those which show 69 per cent of the peo- ple approve his actions. Tyrone, Starlet Wed in Rome Rome Linda Christian and Tyrone Power were married today a wedding that would stack up against the best of Hollywood's cam- jera extravaganzas. Screaming thousands of the Italian equivalent of bobby-sox- ers, staged riot scenes around the little church of Santa Francesca Romana where the film notables said "I do." ring the church, located in the old 12 nt part of Rome, a stone's throw from the ancient Colosseum. But all the police, plus a riot pla- toon in Jeeps, couldn't hold the ro- mantic crowds back. They broke through the lines as Linda arrived 15 minutes late. They Linda Christian and Tyrone Power cut their wedding cake at reception in home of U. S. Ambassador James C. Dunn in Rome, Italy, following their wedding today. (AJ. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) I In Rothtnan's opinion, would cause "'And that the director said. tary service. Some veterans jor issue since It came into power in 1945. Closing the debate, Attlee told the House Britain "accepted in prin- ciple" the recognition of Israel. He said she was waiting to announce the action until she has consulted the dominions and her Brussels al- lies. The Israeli government, which Britain refused to recognize for more than eight months, appeared likely to be little changed as a re- sult of election of a 120-member constituent assembly in the Jewish state. With about 60 per cent of the votes counted from Tuesday's elec- tion, the Labor party (Mapai) of Premier David Ben-Gurion was emerging head and shoulders above all others with nearly 35 per cent of the vote. religious bloc .of orthodox Truman Selects New Appointees Washington William Mc- Chesney Martin, Jr., of New York City was nominated by President Truman today to be assistant secre- tary of the treasury. Martin Is now president and chair- man of the board of the Export- Import bank. Mr. Truman sent the nomination to the Senate to fill an existing va- cancy at the treasury. At the same time he formally nom- inated Mark F. Ethridge, Louisville publisher, to be the United States representative on the Conciliation uommission for Palestine. He named Dr. Karl T. Compton of proposal, Rankin told a reporter: Massachusetts Institute of Technol- parties was second with 13 per cent, Mounted police were caked out to and party (Mapam) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS 'MINNESOTA Winona and vicinity: Light snow between .the Wisconsin Hydro- or sleet tonight. Friday snow fiur- Electric Company of Amery and an starlet, resplendent In white satin ries and colder, becoming partly Eau Claire labor union, with an eight-yard long train, en- cloudy in the afternoon. Low to- tered the church. night 18; high Friday 25, The crowd nearly pulled tbe over- LOCAL WEATHER coat off United States Ambassador official observations for the 24 James C. Dunn when he and his hours ending at 12 m. today: wife arrived at the church. There Maximum, 22; minimum, 12; noon, were scores of other notables there, 20; precipitation, trace; sun sets to- too. night at sun rises tomorrow Before the wedding, Power told at friends earnestly he hoped it TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE wouldn't turn into a a Max. Min. Prec. word he learned in the Marines Chicago ...........32 28 .02 which, freely translated means some- Denver 27 thing like a three-ringed circus. DCS Moines 19 But the scenes outside the church Duluth 23 exceeded his worst fears. Police, international Falls.. 14 tipped off there might be a to-do, Kansas City .......23 were caught short-handed anyway. LOS Angeles .......55 The ceremony performed by Msgr. Miami ............78 William Hemmick of Washington, Mpls.-St. Paul 9 D.-C., was conducted In an elab-New Orleans ......76 orate setting. New York .........36 Los Angeles Tyrone Power Seattle was divorced today from Annabella, Phoenix i7 eight hours after he married Linda Washington .......4a Christian in Rome. Winnipeg 1 .41 18 11 4 5 22 33 72 8 .01 65 30 .38 31 .09 34 .02 38 .10 7 Vets Pension Bill Given Top Committee Spot Washington The House veterans affairs committee puts the spotlight today on a veterans pen- sion proposal carrying a multi- billion dollar price tag. Chairman Rankin has given top priority to hearings on a committee bill to pay a month to all veterans of World War I and n at the age of ?60. The bill also provides additional pensions rang- ing from to a month for disability not connected with mili- Change Asked By Sen. Burdick New Youngdah! Program Expected To Need Millions By Adolph Johnson St. Paul A proposal alm- j ed at forcing economies in govern- ment by writing a tax limitation into the state constitution was ready for Introduction in the state senate today. Senator Walter Burdick of Ro- chester prepared the bill to amend the .constitution to limit the tax for state purposes on real and per- sonal property to ten mills. "Our homes and farms are held for ransom by the government, with destructive economic he said. "We should ask that the home owner's and farmer's share of the tax burden be limited ac- cording to the productivity of his property. It has been suggested that the limit be placed at ten mills." Limit Explained The new language Senator Bur- dick proposes to insert in article IX, section one, of the state constitution reads: "After January 1, 1951, no tax In excess of ten mills shall be im- posed on any real or tangible per- sonal property for any state purpose except for the payment of indebted- ness of the state incurred prior to January 1, 1951; but this proviso shall not limit the right of the state to Impose taxes upon royalty, oc- cupation, sales, receipts, Incomes, inheritances, gifts, privileges, fran- chises or licenses or upon property on the basis of gross earnings or tonnage or upon intangibles of any kind." Senator Burdick said he is afraid Increasing demands of the state treasury may bring a return to conditions of the 1930's. Then, for four consecutive years, the state mill levy was above ten mills. The high was 12.45 mills m 1936. From 1937 to 1940 the rate was an even ten mills, with levies since that time consistently under that fi- gure. Would Encourage Industry In 1948 the rate was 6.77 mills. In his budget message, Governor Luther Youngdahl estimated that the levy for 1949, including a share of the 15 year tax building purposes, be 8.15 mills, 'with 8.31 mills for 1950. "In states which have enacted over-all said Burdick. "a sharp reduction in government expenditures has usually been the result. "In Indiana, one-half the loss of revenue caused by limitation was absorbed by reducing operating costs." The Rochester senator predicted i tax limitation would en- of them within the next ten years, according to veterans admin- istration figures. Billion Dollars First Tear Costs of a pension figured to be somewhere about a billion dollars the first year, and mounting to a peak of nearly three billion after five years. With the pension proposal leading off, -another Rankin bill to pay a bonus to veterans of World War n is still on tap in committee. Minimum estimates place pro- posed bonus payments' at with some figures as high Asked whether he had reached a decision on calling up the bonus roposal, Rankin told a reporter: "Sufficient unto the day the evil JviassacnusetLS institute UA ACUIUIUI- ouiuciem, mc ogy as chairman of the Research thereof. 111 cross that bridge when and Development board. Compton has been holding that office under a recess appointment. come to it." Touchy Question Bonus legislation currently recess appointment. Bonus legislation curceuuy Donald F. Carpenter of proving a touchy question for the cut was nominated as chairman of administration's house leadership, the Munitions board, an office ousted from the un-Ameri- the Munitions board, an office which he. was appointed during the recess ol the Senate. Conciliator Named In Eau Claire Case Eau Claire, Wis. W. D. Mclntyre was appointed yesterday as conciliator in a labor dispute Vermont, ousted from the un-Ameri- can activities committee by Demo- cratic leaders, is letting them sweat it out and refuses to tip his hand. The bonus legislation, drawn up by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, calls for payment of a day for service within the United States up to and a day for overseas service up to Representatives of both the Am- Mississippi, erican Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars were called to testify today before Rankin's committee. (Continued on Page 10, Column 7.) TAXES South Dakota 22nd To Ratify Limiting President's Tenure By The Associated Press South Dakota today stood as the 22nd state to ratify the proposed constitutional amendment limiting the President's tenure of office to two terms. At least 14 more states must take similar action within the next five years before the proposal can be- come law. Congress completed fav- orable action March 21, 1947, on the amendment. It must be ratified by 36 states by March, 1954, Besides South Dakota, which act- ed last week, states which have passed the proposal include Maine, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, New Hamp- shire, Oregon, Illinois, Delaware, California, New Ohio, Colorado, Jersey, Penn- Con- The Post Office Department released the above photo of a Min- nesota territorial Centennial stamp in Washington January 25. The stamp will go on sate March 3. (AP. Wirephoto.) Labor Leader's Slayer Appeals St. Paul Arguments on the appeal of Rubin Shetsky of Minne- apolis, serving a life term for the killing of a Minneapolis labor lead- er, were heard In the Minnesota supreme court today. Shetsky was convicted in 1945 on a second degree murder charge for the slaying of Albert Schneider at the Casa Blanca cafe In Minne- apolis on July 27, 1945. He was sentenced in absentia. William C. Green, former assist- ant attorney general representing Shetsky, contends that Shetsky was sentenced without a finding that he was absent voluntarily, and that his constitutional rights were vio- lated. Charles Houston, deputy attorney general, will make the state's argu- ments.