Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
FAIR TONIGHT SATURDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 115 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 1, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES State ins Record Budget Year Drivers Urged to Use Caution Over Weekend The Winona police department and the Winona county sheriff's office today urged all motorists to use extreme caution in driv- ing during the 'Fourth of July weekend. Reports show that one dcni has been fatal this year as compared to two a year ago. The warning came in an effort to keep a death-free traffic record here the remainder of this year. Sheriff George Fort said heavy traffic is expected on all roads throughout Winona county during the next three days. He said co-operation is asked of all drivers in observing safe-driving practices during the three-day period. Chief of Police A. J. Bingold said ive must not have any mor? traffic fatalities. Although ve have one death recorded wt1. can keep the slate clean the rest of the year if everyone co-operates in observing traffic and speti laws. Bradley Says Tension Will Continue for U. S. Ft. Lcavcnworth, Omar N. Bradley said today this country must "anticipate a long period of tension" in its military planning. The Army chief of staff, in a talk prepared for graduation exercises at the command and general staff college here, said "militarily speak- --------------------------------------------ihg, the situation is as stable as it is going to be for some time to come." "In the four years since he said, "I think the advantage has. The AIsops Spending Program Forecast By Joseph Aisop are likely to be the big news in the semi-annual report on the state of the nation's business, which the President will send to Congress in a week or so. Mr. Truman's long-standing re- quest for a billion tax increase will then be almost certainly with- drawn. And although Congress has never had the faintest intention of voting tax Increases anyway, this action of the President's will have considerable psychological impor- tance. Furthermore, it is quite possible that the President will also flash a green light for repeal of part or al! of the wartime excise taxes, which now yield billion of an- nual revenue to the Treasury. And this is an invitation to which Con- gress will undoubtedly respond with delighted alacrity, if it is even timidly proffered. THUS, THE PRESIDENT will in effeci approve the budgetary un- balance which is already predict- ed and may even act to widen the gap between revenue and expendi- ture. This..in itself, will certainly be signficant. Yet there will be even deeper long-range meaning in the other points which the Presi- dent is also expected to make in the same message to Congress, If the document follows the pattern that is now emerging in a series of anxious White House meetings, these points may be condensed un- der two First the President will acknowl- edge the business recession and will assert that the recession makes it 'even more urgent to en- act every one of the measures of his January program, except the tax increases and anti-inflation con- trols. Housing and federal aid to education, the broader social se- curity base, the minimum wage bill and the rest, will all be pre- sented as tending to sustain on raise more purchasing power and thus to halt the downward econom- ic trend. Second, the President will firmly oppose any present reductions in government spending for useful purposes, as being deflationary in tendency. POSSIBLY THESE TENTATIVE forecasts may be falsified by the outcome of the debate at the White House. The chief men now work- ing with Truman on his message are Secretary of the Treasury Sny- der. Secretary of Agriculture Bran- nan. Secretary of Commerce Saw. yer. White House Counsel Clark Clifford and the members of the Economic Advisory council (who are simultaneously struggling over their own semi-annual This is a group with more divergent views. Cuts in public spending have al- ready been openly advocated by the chairman of the Economic Ad- visory council. Dr. Edwin Nourse. in his famous speech at the De- fense department. There is every reason to believe that Dr. Nourse was encouraged, on that occasion, by Treasury Secretary Snyder. But if the President now prefers the different advice of Dr. Nourse's Ec- onomic Advisory council colleague. Dr. Leon Keyserling, it will not be the first time. And it will prob. ably not be the last. What seems to be happening, in fact, is an event of the utmost long-range import. It would be hard to imagine an Englishman whom President Truman would have found more repugnant than the late Lord Keynes, with his high Bloomsbury manner and accent, his dry wit and his cool intellec- tualism. Yet the President seems (Continued on Page 13, Column 4.) ALSOP swung to our side and that the! aggressor, who was once a friend, isl now on the defensive. "RathPi- than of 2 Communists Beaten to Death By Slovakians Catholic Bands Reported Formed To Oppose Reds By Richard Kasischke Prague At least two com- munist policemen were beaten to death and an undetermined number injured in rioting between Roman Catholic faithful and government adherents in Slovakia recently, ac- cording to reliable reports reaching high diplomatic sources here. These sources added that the situ- ation in this intensely-Catholic province now appeared "quiet on the surface." But they were inclined to give credence to reports that at least small partisan bands of Cath- olics had been formed there to stage violent resistance to the commu- nists in the church-state fight. To hush up the situation, diplo- matic quarters said, the government was restricting travel into Slovakia. Other developments in the church- state war were: 1. Disclosure that the Czecho- slovak foreign ministry so far has ignored a protest day improvements or setbacks, which must not be allowed to unstabllize the long-range plans for security.' The general spoke before a class of 416 officers 365 from the United States and 51 from other countries. Today in our armed forces, Brad- ley said, "we have reached a stabil- ity which in my opinion can be the basis of the combat readiness which will avert disaster." He outlined "the basic ingredi- ents of a sound long-range military policy for the United States, which is an integrated plan -of ,our-ipeace- ful intention and our military po- tential." "First, under present he said, "it must cost much less than we are spending now. "Second, considering the enemies we may sometime face, our com- bined forces must be much more ef- fective than they are today." in speaking of effectiveness, he said, "our greatest danger is that we will be caught up in the fancy of a futurism and commit ourselves ;o unbalanced forces that will not match the forces which might op- pose us." He explained that by balance he meant "effective forces equal to the ;asks that modern warfare may thrust upon us. "And in striking this balance we must include that which can be re- liably contributed by our allies. We can upset this equilibrium by com-] mitting ourselves, not strategically, nor numerically, but financially, to plans which on the surface seem Droper, but tomorrow tower over us in burdensome upkeep." So, he added, "as a third basic in- gredient, I consider balanced forces I understand most essential." of Monsignor Gennero Verolino, Vatican diplomat.. 2. Monsignor Josef Beran, arch- bishop of Prague and the nation's primate, is staging a virtual "sit- down strike" in his palace, refusing' government suggestions that he! leave for a summer holiday. Diplomatic quarters were inclined to evaluate cautiously open Slovak anticommunist activity. they said, the report about at least small-scale partisan activity were persistent. These reports said the anticom- munists called themselves "Janosi- after Janosik, the Slovak "RobuTHobd." l; The trouble in Slovakia was said to have started when the Catholics organized to protect their priests from arrest. These volunteer pro- active bands clashed with the po- ice in various towns. Slovakia, according to church pas- ;oral letters, has been the main target of communist persecution. There the monasteries have been Legion 'Who's Who' Auditor Succumbs Chicago Harry C. Kehm, "of Sioux the 'Who's died suddenly in his hotel room here yesterday of a heart attack. He was budget director for Administration. His widow and two daughters survive. Services will be held in Sioux Falls tomorrow with burial at Canton, S. D. Two niinois Men were in serious condition today after being injured when their'cattle truck, above, hit and straddled this abut- ment near Homer on highway 61. Bothwere thrown from the truck, one onto the highway and the other into the ditch, on the left side Truck Rams Bridge, 2 Men Badly Hurt Two Illinois men are in serious condition at the Winona General hospital today from injuries received when their empty cattle-: truck hit a small bridge 500 feet east of the Homer store at this rnora- Republican-Herald photo of the road. He later climbed onto the highway and was able to summon help after which both were taken to Winona, General hospital. ing. The men were traveling toward Winona on.highway 61. closed, priests kidnaped and arrested and other repressive measures have been farthest advanced. This also has produced renewed animosity among the Slovaks to- ward the Czechs. Recently a bus- oad of Czech tourists was stoned and cursed by Slovakians who ac- cused the visitors of Selling cut to the communists in the church-state strife. Wheat Loan Rate Per Bushe! Washington farm- ers with acceptable storage facili- ties were assured today of a na-, tional average payment of at least! A short time before hearing her a bushel for iheir 1949-grain penalty, she made' an, impassioned crop. 'statement to Federal Judge Albert CoplonGets40 Months to Ten Years As Spy Washington Judith Coplon ;oday was sentenced to, 40 months ;o ten years in prison for spying for Hussia. The tiny brunet former Jus- ice department worker heard the sentence unflinchingly. The Agriculture department an- nounced that it will make loans on wheat at rates averaging that fig- ure, or that it will agree to buy grain later at the same rates. The suport law. The support rate average for this year's crop is five cents a bushe below the average for the 1948 crop j j_ YC1 1VJ. mt. J.01U lit UU the Chicago district of the Veterans This decline reflects the fact that the parity price of wheat is lower than a year ago. The law requires a support rate of 90 per cent ol parity. A. J. KitHeson, Retiring 4-H Club Leader, Dies St. Paul Arthur J. Kittleson, who retired at mid- night last night from his posi- tion as state 4-H club leader and association professor of agriculture at the University of Minnesota, died during the nisht. Kittleson was 65 years old! last Sunday. He retired because of HI health. Kitileson lived at 1569 North- rup street, St. Paul. Kittleson was succeeded ais 4-H club leader by Leonard L. Harkness of North Mankato, former Blue Earth county agrcnt. Kittlcson was found dead in bed at a. m. today, A post mortem examination was order- ed to determine the cause of death. Kittleson had suffered heart disease and arthritis for the last several months. He was a native of Trem- pealeau county, Wis. Before tak- ing up 4-H club work he was a teacher, and county superin- tendent of schools in Lac Qui Parle county, Minn. Funeral services will be held A. J. Kittleson at 2 p. m. next Tuesday in the St. Anthony park Lutheran church, gt Paul. They are Theodore-, Daughen- baugh, 32, and. Clarence Landin, Jr., 17. Attending physicians said Daugh- enbaugh has a compound fracture of the left leg and numerous cuts and bruises about-the head. Landin received a mangled" right foot and a scalp wound. Landin, driver of the truck and Daughenbaugh left, their home in Pecatonica, which is 20 ..miles west of Hockford, about 11 p. m. Thurs- day and were en route to Sleepy Eye, where they.were to return a damaged airplane to their home which is in Winnebago coun- ty. Landin told Sheriff George Foil aWHjGliiOiiU W w UUEJW u L, Beeves, but she-did not ask for I at the hospital this morning that mercy.' jboth were asleep when they: hit Beeves passed two I the bridge. The men were thrown sentences-40 to_tenyearsjfrom truck when.it struck and the bridge. Landin was thrown into a ditch on the left side of the road. He said he climbed out of the ditcn and onto the high- way and walked several hundred feet when Boy Whitlock, Lamoille, driver for'the Winona Milk Com- pany, found him. Lanflin to the Homer store. Sheriff Fort and an ambulance were called and the injured men taken to the hos- pital. Daughenbaugh was knocked from the truck and onto tBfe highway. Fort .said he was conscious when he arrived but was suffering se- vere pain. three years on the second (theft, o: count. He stipulated, however, that the sentences be served concurrently. Just before passing sentence Judge Reeves said: "I thoroughly approve the ver- dict of the jury." Judge Beeves ordered Miss Cop- Ion to post a new bond of Her old bond matically expired with the passing of sentence, She also is under bond in an espionage conspiracy case irs New York. U. S. Senate, House Being Remodeled Washington Today's ses- sions of the Senate, and House will be their last this the his- toric Capitol Hill legislative halls they usually occupy. _y-i When the two bodies meet again next Tuesday, the Senate will crowd into the old Supreme court cham- ber on the ground floor of the Capi- tol and-the House win cram its 433 present members into the ways and means committee room in the new House office building. finish this year's for several more carpenters, upholsterers, painters, decorators and other workmen take over the Senate and House cham- bers. New scenes, new decorations and a new look generally will greet Con- gress whea .it returns "home" jnezt January. Long-delayed :remodellng some legislators have said may transpose the halls of Con- gress into something resembling a night slated to get under- way next week. The motor was shoved year .high of the truck as far as the back of the front seat. It had been pushed between the men. The transmission wasvunderneath the truck's back wheels whan the t- front sheriff arrived and wheel was ripped off and under the truck. Parts oi the motor and springs were Scattered On the right side of the road; Tie left wheel and front axle were iii the ditch beside the bridge. There were no witnesses to the accident but a young. Chicago cou- ple, Mr. and Mrs. Waller Leesch, said they followed the sMitfof La Crosse. iThey, said the truck There they will stay until they pulled off the road -and stopped ..--_. once -them; The Leesch car was 'just r passing over a knoll about 500 feet back of the ;ruck when the accident occurred, They were the first arrivals at the accident told Fort they .saw one occupant coming out he ditch and onto the road. The ton and a half -truck, Fort" said, -was; worth atoout .5850 and was completely demolished. s Charles Hatton, also of Peca- tonica. Fort has -notified Xandin's 'amiiy of the accident. Republican-Herald photo Interior Of The Wrecked Cab is shown in this photo. In the inset is a portion of the concrete'bridge wall onto'which the vehicle plowed. The motor was knocked back between the two men. The truck clipped off three guard rails before hitting the bridge. June Grads Boost Jobless Total The June wave of school-age youths seeking jobs boosted unemployment to a seven- Reporting this today, the .Census bureau said two out of three of the new job-hunters managed to find work. So the number of employed also rose, reaching This is tops so far for 1949 and barely below the one-time goal of "sixty million; jobs." Compared with May, these were the basic changes in June: The labor force increased by employment went up Man Carrying Gun Shoots Self Fergus Falls, Minn. Dr. Carl J. Lund, deputy Otter Tail county, coroner, said today. Martin Alsted was apparently killed by the accidental discharge of a shotgun he was .carrying. Alsted's body, the weapon under it, was found by a truck driver along highway 59 just south of Fergus Falls yesterday. Fire After Crash Fatal to Motorist Milwaukee yPH- Alois Kling, 56, was killed and his wife was burned critically early today when their Quarter-Billion Total Highest In History Berg Calls Tax Structure Able To Carry Load By Jack B. Maekay St. Minnesota's 1949- 50 fiscal year started today with a spending budget of more than' a quarter billion the highest in the history of the state. But, despite the unprecedented appropriations approved by the last legislature, there will be no deficit financing. That assurance was voic- ed by Earl Berg, state commission- er of "The fiscal program is sound." Berg said. "The legislature saw fit x> make funds available so that there will be no deficit." Of course, at the end of the bien- nium there will be a drop-off of in hte general' rveeaue fund and the present surplus pi in the income tax school fund will have dwindled to Appropriations from the general revenue fund amount to 007.87 for the two-year period -as compared with the total of 317.07 for the biennium that ended yesterday. This represents an in- crease of In addition, appropriations au- thorized from dedicated ex- clusive of the highway department's judget which was not included in the figures released today by Com- missioner aggregate 141.82 for the two-year period. This compares With for the biennium just ended, or an increase of Appropriations from the general revenue fund and from dedicated receipts total The general revenue fund now has a balance of At the end of the biennium, Berg estimated, the amount will fall to Income Tax Decrease A considerable decrease in income tax receipts will be a major factor n -reducing the surplus for school purposes, according to Berg. Based on figures given- him by the tax department, the commissioner be- lieves .the first year of the new bi- ennium will produce income taxes lof and for the (second year. This compares with for the first year of the biennium just ended and about for the second year. Biggest appropriation resulted from Governor Youngdahl's crusade In behalf of the mentally ill, the aged, the blind, dependent children. and for all described by the chief executive as "human goals." For the mental health program alone, the legislature approved a total of as compared with pjlowances of for the two- year period ended yesterday. Education Costs Up For education, the cost will jump from the general revenue fund in addition to an increase of from dedicated receipts. From the general revenue fund was approved for this pur- pose and from dedicated funds, S The quarter-billion dollar budget does not include proposed expendi- ture of for buildings. Of this in excess of will be spent in buildings and improvements at mental hospital and for construction at teachers colleges and schools. Another huge item not included is the soldiers' bonus. This will be financed by special taxes, to be paid off at the rate of annually over a ten-year period. The bonus checks are expected to start flowing about November 1, with the entire operation to be terminated about a year hence. State High Court Denies Injury Claim and unemployment increased auto burst into flames after, an ac- 000. The June total of jobless was the greatest since the figure in .February, 1942. WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 99; minimum, 76; noon, cident in the Town of GranviUe. Two other persons were seriously injured. 'sheriff's deputies said the Kling auto was rammed from behind by another vehicle and pushed 400 feet into a ditch where it overturned and caught fire. Mrs. Kling removed from ths flaming wreckage by firemen, was taken to a hospital where her con- 88; precipitation, none; sun.sets to- dition was critlcpj. night at sun rises tomorrbw'at FEDERAL FORECAST Winona anff tonight Fort said the owner of the truck and Saturday; :'not, quite- so warm onight. LoWjto'hight high fiftfiirrinv !RR Saturday 88. (Additional Weather on Page 5.) The two occupants of the .other car. Kenntih Buchholz, 21, and Mil- ton 22V both of Milwaukee, were reported in poor Buchholtz told the deputies the Kling- auto appeared before him so suddenly that he was unable to avoid hitting it. St. Panl A 14-year-old Worthington youth, Jackie Roberts, today lost his suit in the Minnesota supreme court to collect workmen's compensation because a 16-year-old "straw boss" kicked him when he lagged in bis work. The supreme court sustained the Minnesota industrial commission which held that there was no rela- tionship between the boy's osteo- myelitic condition and incapacity resulting from the kick he receiv- ed August 2, 1944. Jackie was employed by the De- Kalb Agricultural Association, Inc., DeKalb, HI., to detassel ears of corn and pull out suckers on a farm near Jackson, Minn. He was working in, a horizontal line along rows of corn with a number of boys when he lag- ged behind. Jackie claims that Donald Ander- son of Worthington, about 16 years old and an assistant foreman or "straw boss" kicked him back vl Ms left hip while he was stooping over- to pick up a sucker. He said Anderson told him he was not go- ing fast enough. He further claim- ed be bad pains a couple of times after he was kicked.