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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 30, 1950, Winona, Minnesota WARMER TONIGHT, TUESDAY FIGHT POLIO WITH THE MARCH OF DIMES VOLUME 49, NO. 292 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 30, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Truman to Act in Coal Strike TODAY- Republicans Eye Chances In Election By Joseph and Stewart Alsop If the chief purpose! of the Republican party continues! to be to please its big contributors, j the Republican party is likely to, destroy Itself in the end. That is the only conclusion which it seerns sensible to draw from state-by- state analyses now being made the professional tab-keepers for after a weekend of comparatively mild temperatures. Temperature Rising After Drop to -20 By Adolph Breroer Ol' Man Winter, whose one-two punch Is in rare form this season, catching the area parties of the form sheet for the 1950 senatorial elections. j That these analyses are reason-! TEMPERATURES ably least as of today: suggested by the fact the pro-.Bemidji -17 fesslonals on both sides see -2 well eye to eye. The Fa'ls -20 privately agree with the Demc-igj.p cioiul -4 crats, for example, that three 39 publicans who must run again this1 b 16 year must be placed In the "in very: 9 bad trouble" category. These are Kansas City..... 24 the blundering Capehart of 54 Hickenlooper of Iowa, and the est. extremely conservative Milll-' 79 kin of Colorado. New York 55 In the "running scared" class, 24 the Republicans put five men. 50 approximate order of H 58 these arc: Wiley of The reading almost matched the 21 below last Friday, which was fol- lowed by above-freezing tempera- _ ,tures the next day. Max. Mm. or Man is puHlng the ELSEWHERE Dworshak of Idaho, Gurney of South Dakota, Donnell of Missouri, and Young of North Dakota. Alken Of Vermont and Morse of on the other hand, are considered: as safe as any man In politics can be. TOBET OF NEW HAMPSHIRE is in a special category, since a bitter feud now boiling up between him and his colleague, the devious Styles Bridges, might just con- ceivably lose New Hampshire to I the Republicans. Kansas Is almostj constitutionally Republican. Final- ly, Taft of Ohio is considered an odds-on bet, partly because the Democrats have been unable to dredge up a reasonably strong can- didate to run against him. Tha Democratic form sheet tal- lies very closely with this Repub- lican estimate. And what is inter Edmonton Winnipeg -23 -50 -28 -40 -20 -32 6 10 -1 11 40 70 62 46 10 46 52 -29 -40 .01 Fall Between Cars Kills R. R. Man at Eyota Charles C. Toner, 63, Waseca, Victim; Slip on Ice Blamed Eyota, Chi- same maneuver again. The Weather bureau predicted steadily rising temperatures today, Cag0 and North Western railroad a low of five above in the city 1 conductor en route from Winona to night and readings up to 20 above was fatally Injured 'arly Tuesday. Sunday morning when he slipped The weatherman, getting in two moving Ou tanker cars habit of looking for really coldjm tne railroad yard here. Legion Opposes Draft Favors Training Plan Washington The American Legion today came out against President Truman's proposal to continue the draft law. Instead, the Legion advocated a program of universal military training. The Legion's position was out- aboutTheTst to the House armed services the eight shakiest Republic; among the "me-too-ism" In the Senate, as the progressive or moderately Republicans (among: committee by Miles D. Kennedy, Of! director of its national legislative for a three-year extension of the CUmjorvttuvu .Evcpuuiiuaiu 4. Y whom Taft, on his domestic record, act beyond next June must be counted) are considered' Several other foes of keeping the, either very strong or law alive also appeared be- unbeatable. As for the other side of the coin, Republican hopes may be briefly listed. Able Governor Duff of Penn- fore the committee. weather, could see some In far off i British Columbia, but he expects [rather mild weather for the next (several days. Light Snow Forecast .30 Occasional light snow is expected .05 tonight and Tuesday. The repeated onslaughts of sub- zero readings were causing concern about coal supplies in some Mid- west cities! Mayor J. F. Conway, Lake told the state fuel con- servator today that there are now less than ten tons of stoker coal In Lake City for sale to homes, schools, municipal buildings and the hospi- tal. In Winona there are some indi- vidual dealer shortages, but the over-all supply is adequate. Some of the more liberally-stock- ed dealers are receiving requests for coal loans from dealers who are short. However, one dealer, who had been receiving such requests, noted their recent absence and guessed that the short dealers had received shipments. Less Stoker Coal Stocks of stoker coal are dwind- ling, but one dealer said seven car- loads of stoker coal are on the rails headed for his yard- Stoker coal, one dealer explained, is a special victim of the miners' abbreviated or no-work week. Dur- ing normal coal-mining operations a mine accumulates considerable which are mixed with stok- er size coal. supported past peacetme draft laws "as a temporary sylvanla Is given an excellent Democratic Senator Francis provided Duff's battle with the pie- tine does not but "the value of selective service potena passed. and now the time for Henry Luce Is believed a very good bet to bent newly-nppolnted William Benton of Connecticut, and Repre-l sentative John Lodge is currently Union being considered to take on through Miss Elizabeth -Hrion'Smart of Evanston, HI., who said nectlcut's well entrenched Brien McMahon. I THE REPUBLICAN HOPE that' California's Representative Richard Nixon can ride Into the Senate on his reputation as a scourge of the reds. There Is also some rather wistful talk of persuading able: former Republican Senator John1 Sherman Cooper to run npninst Gnrrett Withers of Kentucky, on; the grounds that only Cooper couldj win In popular Vic-c-Prcsldcnt Bark-' ley's home state. 1 Idaho's eccentric ex-Wallaceite, Glen Taylor (Taylor is now putting! frantic emphasis on the With mines shut down or work- Kennedy said the Legion _ha_d mg a snort week, the supply of "fines" is also down. One large Winona coal dealer ex- pects a break in the coal situation in about a week. But coal or oil or wood, the Mid- west's furnaces were burning it fast today. Coldest spot in the nation was Bemidji. It reported 50 below. In- ternational Falls had 40 below. De- troit Lakes 38 below, St. Cloud 32 below, Duluth 28 below and the Twin Cities 20 below. 24 Below at La Crosse In Wisconsin, Eau Claire report- ed 38 below, La Crosse 24 below, Green Bay 18 below. Land Oliakes 34 below, Park Falls and Stevens 33 below, Superior 28 below. Green Bay 18 below and Milwaukee enactment of this he added. The Women's Christian Temper- A the draft is not necessary. 100 Unhurt In Reedsburg Hospital Fire Rccdsbtirp, Wis. One hun- Victim of the mishap was 63-year- old Charles C. Toner of employe of the "railroad for more than 40 died a short time after the accident just after midnight Saturday. According to Sheriff Jerry Cun- ningham of Rochester who was call- ed to the scene of the accident, the westbound freight train was picking up two oil tank cars when the acci- dent occurred. Toner apparently slipped on the ice near the rails and fell under the wheels of the tanker. A brakeman, R. O. Cleery of Wa- seca, witnessed the accident and noticed Toner's signal lantern flying through the air. Cleery shouted to the engineer, Edward Giel of Winona who stopped the train immediately. The tanker and one of the box cars already had passed over Toner before the train could be stopped, however. Toner, whose legs were severed from his body and one arm severely mangled, was removed from beneath the wheels and placed in a box car and an Eyota physician was called to the railyards. The veteran trainman died within a few minutes after the-accident. Olmsted County Coroner Theo- dore Wellner was called by Sheriff Cunningham and pronounced death due to accidental causes. Fire Destroys Farm Home Near Chatfield Chatfield, Minn. Sample farm, three miles west a nonstop flight to Great Falls, here, were destroyed Sunday morn- ing. The Chatfield fire Return to Work Only Alternative, Miners Warned Remain Out, T-H Law May Be Invoked Mr. and Mrs. Stanton D. Sanson look through closet, left, In their apartment at New York city yesterday following Saturday night's theft of Jewelry valued at and in cash from the closet. At right, Sander Marcus, vice-president of the Sanson Hosiery Company and business asso- ciate of Sanson, looks at the empty jewel boxes from which'the gems were taken. A portrait Mrs. Sanson, a former model, is on the Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Tru- .man was reported by a top lieu- tenant as ready to act today or tomorrow in the soft coal dispute, if striking miners don't start back to work. "The situation has now reached a point where at least the three- day work week must be put into full operation to avoid White House action." said a high White House official last night. "Only the return of men to work by tomorrow or evidence by then that they are returning immediately will make it possible for the President to hold said the declined to be quoted by name. 48-Hour Deadline At another point, he said in his Sunday evening conversation with a reporter that the President might ntervene "within 48 hours." Thus the next step appeared to rest with those of John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers who have been on strike for three weeks to support their demands for a con- tract guaranteeing five days a week. Reports of sub-zero temperatures brought new fears for the survival of any of the plane's occupants. Temperatures at Snag, a tiny weather station 20 miles inside the Yukon territory from Alaska over which the huge transport made its last contact with the outside, were ten below zero last night. Even colder readings were in prospect before morning. The big, four-engine C-54 radioed its position from Snag last Thurs- day afternoon, about two hours home and contents on the leaving Anchorage, Alaska, False Clues Spur Hunt for Plane Whltehorse, Y. men and machines were poured today into the search for a missing U. S. Air Force transport and its 44 occu- ot the two-nation hunt, already ranking as the largest in the .race 01 Wie rwo-nauou nuns, aucauj laiuuug as me m a-y- si Woman Admits Slaying Lawyer At Hutchinson Hutchinson, Hutch- inson lawyer was shot to death Mont. Mother, Son Aboard Aboard were 34 servicemen re- mental patients In the men'sj three below. Unofficial Wisconsin readings: Mellen (Ashland -49; La- fire- lfc was reported, dysmith, Mercher, and Tomahawk, Chicago, with a low of seven above, was near the eastern edge of the cold air mass. Most of the western half of the nation was looked In a frigid blast today while eastern states had com- paratively mild weather. was called but the house was be-j turning on furlough or for reassign- yond saving. There was insurance. !ment, an expectant mother and her The Otto Graves family, which two-year-old son, and eight crew occupied the house, were only able to save the radio from all their pos- sessions. An oil stove exploded to start the WEATHER FEEDRAL FORECAST faas eratlon a name taken from the missing plane's commander, First Lieutenant Kyle E. McMi- chael, 28, whose wife lives in San Antonio, Texas. As the long Arctic night called a temporary halt to the gigantic aerial armada last night, officials anxiously awaited word from a ground party sent to investigate a Washington's Warren ui me meu Far Below Zero iin eifv npai- In thp coun- and Utah's Elbert Thomas are of the Sauk county hospital; tu 20 LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 Oregi Washington, and was well below j Maximum, 41; minimum, far south as northern precipitation, none. Winona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy, slowly rising temperature tonight and Tuesday; occasionaljfone clue to the plane's where- light snow; low tonight five above anu uitius -CJIUL-It in c: Tnp skidded lar Deiow sidcred vulnerable Democratic unhurt Sunday when from the Up_ gets, if strong Republicans can be broke out m the attic of the three-; Mississippi valley westward to found to challenge them. As for floor building Oregon and eastern if ic i-iT-ii-ntoH- BUDerintendent Jvenneth .ttusseii i_.i__ New York, it is privately conceded Superintendent Kenneth that the only real hope" of elimin- said cause of the fire was not de- atlng Herbert Lehman is the faint termined. He estimated the loss at chance that Governor Thomas E. between and j Dewey may decide to run against The blaze was confined to one him. 'cnd tfle building and hospital; Asa in. the Democratic estimate workers successfully directed evac that the Democrats'nation. Patients were taken to assert with apparent assurance that, buildings near the main structure. mu-u-t- at worst only two or three of these'Assisted by some of the patients, Republican hopes are ut nil likely workers carried out furniture, cloth- to be realized. But what is inter- ins and bedding. estiiiK ahout this list of Republican Russell said the hospital had con- hopes is that it precisely confirms ducted frequent fire drills and that the conclusion to be drawn from all of the institution's employes the list of Republican fears. were trained firefighters. "We remembered the disaster at AS ALWAYS THERE are ex- Mercy hospital near Davenport, example, former and staged regular drills and presentative Everett Dirksen. cam- trained our 24 employes in flrej pnigning in a fashion to warm the fighting Russell said, cockles of Colonel Robert E. Me-. He said the brick building was1 Cormick's heart, is considered with a fire alarm but had, serious threat to the Democratic'no sprinklers. majority leader, Scot; Lucas of Henry Abrahams, maintenance Illinois. But in irencral. Republican'man. and Gilbert Wise, an employe, hope? are based, not on the Dwor-nsed fire hoses in the building to shaks or Cnpcharts. but on such prevent -flames from, spreading, international-minded moderates as Abrahams was able to reach the Luce or Duff or Lodse or Cooper attic stairs and directed water on or even Thomas Dcwey. the flames until the Reedsburg and And this in turn suppests a curi- Loganville fire departments arrtv- ous political paradox. For this is ed. the year when the charge of "me-: Earl Hemburger, an employe, too-ism." which apparently means working in another building 110 feet; any deviation from the brand of from the hospital, discovered the' Republicanism current in the 19-0's. blaze when he saw smoke pouring is enough to make the bravest Re- fr0m an attic window. Russell said publican quail. This is also the year's metal lining above the third when it is increasingly clear flames from a large Republican faction is paring to desert bi-partisanship for a new kind of isolationism, behind a smokescreen of charges about Men TWO Formosa and Alper Hiss. November' is a long way off, and the experts. TlSn I fig D03lS LOST including; the Republican experts.; may be wrong. But it is also pos-; Oslo. Norway Police said slble that after November the coun-two Norwegian fishing boats andi try will beKin to pet what the their crews totaling 16 men were, country badly needs, a lost during a hurricane off modern-minded conservative north Norway coast last Wed- whlch can win. jnesday. center of the cold wave again. Isota, Pembina, N. D.. had Porks, N. D.. and Bis- Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, minimum, noon, precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at said he was holding a woman who ______orally admitted the shooting. The dead man was Gordon Jones, Action Demanded Madison, Oscar Rennebohm directed a second plea to President Tru- man today to act In the coal situation. The governor said the short- age Is rapidly approaching critical stage In many Wiscon- sin cities and that he had re- ceived appeals indicating that disaster may result In somo cities If more adequate coal ii not nude available. Some about a fourth ol the union members have been on strike. about 42, who had been practicing j Lewis instituted a three- day week law here about two years. He was to bring pressure on coal operators shot in the left side of the chest with a .38 caliber revolver. Chief Broderius said he was hold- ing Laura Miller. 23, 'Minneapolis, without charge. The chief said Miss Miller told him she had shot Jones, but gave no coherent reason. Police were summoned to the of- fice by a taxi cab driver. Chief Broderius said he found Jones' body on the floor. He said the Miller woman was lying on the floor, call- ing Jones' name. She repeated sev- eral times she "wanted to be with to grant TJ.MVW. contract demands, short of an all-out strike. The strfks of the who say they can't live on three days' pay, does not have official U.M.W. authorization. The White House official said the President will decide on the basis of any retum-to-work movement whether to Invoke the emergency powers of the Taft-Hartley act, or ;ake other action. Emergency Weighed Mr. Truman has repeatedly said in recent weeks that a national the chief added. The .38 had not arrived, al- ber revolver was on the floor near- though a number of people in and out of Congress disagreed with him. by. Broderius said Jones apparently died instantly. Miss Miller came to include the use of an 80-day in- abouts. It came from a forest ranger in an almost inaccessible spot approx- imately 40 miles to the southwest. The ranger said he saw a large plane overhead late Thursday, then! heard an earth-shaking shud, an explosion and saw billowing clouds of smoke. Air Commodore Martin CosteUo (Continued on Page 8, Column 6.) PLANE An Air Force Plane, bound from Anchorage, Alaska, to Great Falls, Mont., (dotted line) was missing in the Yukon wil- derness with 34 passengers and eight crew members. The plane was last reported late January 26 over Snag in Yukon territory near the Alaskan boundary. P. Wirephoto Brakes Fail, Train Rolls Down Hill Hutchinson Saturday night. Jones was married, and was the father of two children. His family lives in Hutchinson. He was a grad- uate of the University of Minnesota law school. Wife Admits Slaying Man Tomah, Wis. A frail young i wife admitted today that she had I slain her middle-aged husband in a i quarrel that climaxed a series of 'beatings, I Sheriff H. R. Biegel said that 22- year-old Grace Parr told him she I shot and killed her farmhand hus- jband, 46, today in their tar paper shack home with a 22 caliber deer rifle. Sheriff Biegel said Mrs. Parr told him Parr "beat her constantly" The T-H law's emergency provisions Para-doctor rescue team studying map of Yukon wilderness before going from Great Paps, Mont., to search of missing U. S. plane with 44 aboard. Left to right: Lieutenant Wallace Boyd, parachuting physician; Major J. C. Smith, chief of rescue operations at Great Palls, and Sergeant John Robbins, Boyd's assistant All are of Air Force 4th rescue squadron, McChord Field, Wirephoto.) Seattle A loaded nine-car Chicago Milwaukee St. Paulj 'and Pacific passenger train rolled! j backwards down a steep central {Washington hill last night for sev- jeral miles with no one in the dis- abled engine, a railway telegraph- er reported today. G. J. Bohnen, telegrapher for the i railway at Kittitas. Wash., six miles east of Ellensburg, said no 'one was hurt. The passenger train continued on to Spokane after a jfour hour 47 minute delay. Fire broke out in the electric engine going up steep Beverly hill, six miles east of Kittitas. The en- igineer and fireman were driven I from the cab by fumes. Before leaving the cab they j pulled a switch cutting off the pow- I er from the overhead lines. 1 Air brakes of the train apparent- began to leak and it rolled back 'down the hill, leaving the engineer land fireman. It came to a halti about seven miles back. I Bohnen said the train was trav-; eling about 30 miles an hour when' it passed through Kittitas. A jbrakeman, using manual brakes, finally brought the train to a halt about a mile beyond Kittitas as the train lost its momentum. A freight train, which frequently is on the main line at that time, fortunately was on a. siding at Kit-, mas. I since their marriage in 1947. junction to keep the mines going. The alternative action might be to set up a factfinding board with power to make recommendations for settling the coal dispute. He did this in last year's steel strike. The White House official discuss- ing possible presidential moves said the scheduled resumption of con- tract talks here Wednesday between Lewis and northern and western operators would not be enough In Itself at this stage. He noted that contract negotia- tions by themselves would not put men back to work at once. James Boyd, director of the Bureau of Mines, told Mr. Truman, and later a congressional committee, last week that unless coal production increas- ed substantially at once, the nation would be In an emergency if it wasn't already in one. The, nation's "no contract no work" soft coal strike surged into its fourth week with undimmished vigor today despite a hint from the White House for more production. (Continued on Page 8, Column 8.) COAL 'All tht King's Men' Tops in Hollywood Poll By Gene Handsaker Hollywood "All the King's Men" wins an Associ- ated Press poll of 80 top Holly- wood correspondents oa the question, "What do you think was the best movie of The picture received 2BV2 votes. (A few correspondents split their votes between two pictures.) Next came "Twelve O'clock with and "The with 7. Preponderant choices for best-acting honors in the poll are: Starring actor: Broderick Crawford in "All the King's 34 votes. He was followed by Richard Todd in "The Has- ty 12, and Kirk Doug- las in 11. Starring actress: Olivia de HavlTSand to "The Heiress." 40 votes. Next were Susan Hay- ward in "My Foolish 12, and Deborah Kerr in "Ed- ward, My 11. Supporting actor: Dean Jaj- ger in "Twelve O'clock 26 votes. Closest competition was from Ralph Richardson in "The 13 votes, and James Whltmore in "Battle- 10. Richardson s.lso received five starring actor votes. Supporting actress: Mercedes McCambridge in "All th e King's 49 votes. Follow- ing her were Ethel Waters in 6, and Judy Holliday in "Adam's 3. The poll, the first of its kind ever made here, may be a fore- cast of the Academy of Mo- tion Picture Arts and Sciences awards March 23. Eight of the 80 correspond- ents said they didn't see enough pictures last year to form opinions. Best-picture tallies included 6; "A Letter to Three 4; "Sands of Iwo "Home of the 3; "Lost 3; "The Hasty ;