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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, WARMER FRIDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 125 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 14, 1949 Winona Is Going To Have A Steamboat Days-Centennial parade Saturday but it won't be the first Steamboat Days parade in the long and colorful history of this old Mississippi river city. These pictures, taken of a parade staged May 6, 1886, attest to that. The Steamboat Days Program THURSDAY p. m.__Get-Together banquet for queen at Oaks. p. park riverside stage. p. chorus in historical park stage. "TOO years of popular songs." p. "Steamboat Days" queen contestants park stage. FRIDAY p. vaudeville and dancing park stage. 4 p. inspection of river park; speed- boat park. u i p. candidates banquet and Winona. p. park stage, Galesville, Wis., municipal band. p. and dancing park. p. coronation favors, 1 p. m. to rides and street. SATURDAY a. homecoming Winona. 2 p. Centennial street bands, 30 floats, marching units. 3 p m._Six vaudeville and dancing park stage. 4 p inspection of river park. p. park stage, Rushford, Minn., High school band. 8-30 p. vaudeville and dancing park stage. 1 p. m. to rides and street. SUNDAY p. amateur motorboat races. Entry open to area in park. p. team direct from Florida park. 4-30 p. high diving park, s'p. inspection of river park. 7-30 p.- park. 8-30 p m vaudeville and dancing park stage. p. fireworks park. {Fired from Latsch Bathing beach.) 1 p. m. to rides and street. HOLE-IN-ONE CONTEST Westfield golf course to noon and 4 to 8 p. m. to noon and 4 to 8 p. m. to noon. Concert to Open Four-Day Fete t0 the Winona municipal band, the of Song" will be the first of many colorful and exclt- ing events to be presented during j Winona's four-day civic celebration. Opening tonight, the festival of fun will continue until Sunday night when a mammoth fireworks display will! climax the affair. Thousands Expected Thousands from this area are ex- pected to invade Winona for Steam- boat Days, linked this year to Mm- nesota's Territorial Centennial ob-j servance. j More than is being spent; on the celebration this year to bring top-notch entertainment here. Highlighting the festival will be such events as a gigantic street pa- rade, with 70 marching units and ten bands Saturday: a queen con- test and Coronation ball Friday eve- ning: motorboat racing, high diving, acrobatic water sluing on the river and a hole-in-one golf contest. Steam calliope music played on a specially-imported instrument at Levee park will herald each after- noon and evening's programs from the 60-foot stage that has been con- structed along the waterfront. Visiting Bonds Six vaudeville acts will be pre- sented afternoons and evenings Friday through Sunday from the levee stage, and band concerts will precede these programs. Bands from neighboring communities Rushford and Galesville will be heard in addition to the local band. Saturday afternoon, just before the parade, veteran Mississippi rivermen will gather at the Hotel Winona for a noon reunion and dinner, starting at a. m. A midway will be set up on and the spectators too for that a bit different than the floats which will be in Saturday's spectacle, but Winonans en- Joyed a parade just as much way back in those days as they do now. In the first photo at the left the main portion of the parade is seen swinging down Second street. In the background is the Chicago North Western station. The decorated floats were pulled by horses. Note the wooden sidewalks and unpaved streets. In the next picture a band mounted on a hayrack and pulled by horses furnished by the Thomas Burke drayline stopped for a picture. In the third view are some of the carriages and wagons which participated in the pa- rade, shown as they lined up on the levee. These photos are from the collection of Mrs. Mary J. Burke, 252 East Sanborn street. Temperatures Over Most of U.S. Level Off By The Associated Press Temperatures leveled off to near- ly normal marks over most of the country today. Cool air moved over parts of the northern plains and northern Great Lakes region, sending the mercury slightly below average figures. The mercury was in the high 40's and 50's in some of the cool belt early today. There were quite a few wet spots, but no additional rain was reported in the northeastern drought area. However, some re- lief to the parched crops resulted from yesterday's showers. Rain fell today in parts of Min- nesota, Illinois, Michigan, Wiscon- sin and another wet belt extended from eastern Virginia to the Caro- linas and into Georgia. Some show- ers also were reported in Tenn- essee and eastern Kentucky and in scattered sections of the Rocky tures included 112 at Yuma, Ariz., 109 at Phoenix, Ariz. The mercury (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.i was in the 90's over most of CHORUS mountains. Yesterday's highest tempera- County Sets Budget, Up Truman Fights Plans to Cut U. S. Spending President Explains Needs for Meeting Slump in Employment By Marvin Arrowsmith Washington President Tru- man's sharp attack on "seafish in- terests urging drastic cuts" in fed- eral spending collided today With both Democratic and Republican Titicism In Congress. So did his assertion that many people would like to have a depres- sion "for political reasons." On the other hand. Senator Pep- per (D-Pla.) called Mr. Truman's arguments "reasonable, common- sense and full of practical justi- fication." The President spoke out last night in telling the nation about his new program designed to ex- pand production and avert a more serious business slump. He went on both the radio and television. "We shall have to be the President said, "that the selfish in- terests do not drive us into the ditch, as they have done before." As he did in the economic report ae sent to Congress last Monday, Mr. Truman said: "We are not in a depression." Many people who talk of a depression, he said, would like to have one "for political rea- sons." Must Aid Jobless But he added that the increase in the number of people out of work "is something to worry about, and something that must be cured." The President again lit into the Republican-ruled 80th Congress of 1947-48 for cutting income taxes. He criticized it, too. for refusing to enact the anti-flation program he wanted then but now had 1949, 1950 Budgets Compared Here's how the 1949 estimated Winona county tax receipts and the approximate actual receipts compare with the demanded esti- mated tax receipts for 1950: 1950 FUND Estimated Revenue Welfare Buena Vista Road and bridge (15 mills) School tuition.................. School transportation 1949 Estimated 1949 Actual abandoned because, changed conditions. he said, of He called those policies blunders on the part of the 80th Congress; and he said "selfish interests" were to blame. Then he added: "Now these same selfish inter- (Continued on Page 12, Column 7.) TRUMAN A Long Line Of Vehicles, part of a 60-truck U. S. Army convoy, stretches across the no man's land between British and Russian check points on the German autobahn at Helmstedt today. A sudden re- laxation in Soviet'entry restrictions and inspections permitted the huge convoy to be cleared in less than a minute. At right a road, sign gives instructions for Berlin travel and at left, a British flag flies overe check point. (A.P. Wirephoto via radio from Berlin to The Republican-Herald.) Mid-Continent Seeks Permission to Operate Feeder Line to Winona Mid-Continent Airlines, Inc., which has run into stumbling blocks in its effort to take over the authorized but never operated routes of the Parks Air Lines, has filed a new application with the Civil Aeronautics board in Washington for extensive feeder air routes which, if granted, will provide Winona with airline j carrier service. The proposed involving routes in nine Midwestern states, would be operated as a separate di- vision of the company, said J. W. Miller of Kansas City, president of Mid-Continent. He said his company was asking for consideration of the new feeder application only in the event the CAS. disapproves his company's proposal to acquire the route mile structure of Parks Air Lines, A C-82 Flying Boxcar, above, caught fire in midair and- crashed into a score of parked automobiles at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio, today, killing one and injuring several people. The plane landed safely and suddenly crashed into a fence and overturned. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) The latest move by the air carrier, Miller explained, is the result of the C-A.B.'s June 28 order re-opening the North Central, Great Lakes and Missouri valley area route cases fol- lowing opposition voiced by. several companies to Mid-Continents re- quest to operate the Parks system as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Feeder routes which Mid-Conti- nent seeks to operate under the contingent application include: Chicago to Minneapolis and St. Paul via Elgin and Bockford; Be- loit-Janesville, Madison, Baraboo- Portage and La Crosse, Wis., and Winona, Rochester, and Red Wing, Minn. Milwaukee to Des Moines via Rockford, HI., Sterling, 111., Clin- ton, Iowa, Moline, El., and Musca- tine, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Marshalltown, Iowa. Eleven Airlines Seeking Parks Routes Washington Eleven airlines have applied for portions of routes the C.A.B. certified two years ago to Parks Air Lines, East St. Louis, HI. Parks never started operations.' Several months ago the Civil Aero- nautics board received application for approval of plans by Mid-Con- tinent Airlines, Inc., of Kansas City, to absorb Parks. This brought objections from oth- er airlines and the CAS. announced it would throw open.the cases in which Parks originally was certified for routes. Wednesday was the deadline for applications. The C.A.B. has called a conference here next Monday into procedural plans for the re-opened hearings. More In Taxes Will Be Necessary Gain Below Average For Postwar Years; New Funds Set Up By Adolph Bremer Winona county government and its functions will cost the taxpay- ers more In a bit more. A year ago the Winona county board of commissioners figured that they would need about 000 from the county's real and personal property taxpayers to supplement their various other ordered major excommunica- sources of revenues, such as state tutra ___ ThB swcenine _u_ in public utility taxes. (Detailed County Budget Table on Page 19) Catholic Reds Face Excommunication By Philip Clarke communists who also are Catholics. The sweeping profession of the materialistic and anti-Chnstian doc- trine of the communists." It was announced in an historic decree of the sacred congregation of the holy office and approved by the Pontiff. Previous decrees had been di- rected at those who tried and sen- tenced Archbishop Alojzijc Stepi- nac in Yugoslavia in 1946 at those responsible for the imprisonment of Hungary's Josef Cardinal Mind- szenty, and at the founders and willing members of a separatist, government-controlled Catholic ac- tion society in Czechoslovakia. Informed Vatican sources inter- preted the decree's wording to be in effect a last warning to Catho- lics who still defend or follow com- munism. It applies the church's major weapon of discipline to members who might be wavering under red pressure. The decree announced the church's decision that "Christian faithful who make professions of the materialistic and anti-Christian doctrine of the communists, and, in the first place, those who defend it (communist doctrine) propagate it incur, ipso facto the excommu- nication reserved especially to the apostolic see." Countries where there are many Catholics and also many commu- nists include Poland, Czechoslovak- (Continued on Page 19, Column 1.) CATHOLIC WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and cool tonight, low 56. Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Friday. High 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for- the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 88; minimum, 64; noon, 80; precipitation, .78; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at (Additional Weather on Page 12.) La Crosse Minister's Glasses in Concrete La. Crosse, La Crosse minister can be sure of having an extra pair of spec- tacles where he needs them most, but they won't be much use. He dropped them into fresh cement while workmen were lay- ing a new floor in the church, basement. California Crash Blamed On Low Flying Los Angeles Aeronau- tics Board officials say that low flying and not a fight caused the crash and explosion of a non- scheduled airliner which cost 35 lives and inuuries to 14. Stewardness Charlotte Grenader, 23, told authorities yesterday that the scrap aboard the Standard Air- lines' twin engine C-46 Commando was only a one-punch affair. She said it occurred an hour before' the crash in the rugged Santa Su- sana mountains 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles Tuesday. She named Frank Conway, Al- bany, n, who was killed, as the man who struck his seatmate. Miss Grenander added that there was no trouble after the pilot, Captain Roy G. White, came back and talked to Conway. James N. Peyton, regional C.A.B. chief, said the aircraft was on course for an instrument ap- proach landing at Lockheed Air Terminal, Burbank, but was 2000 feet too low. He said a smashed altimeter registered 1940 feet. Peyton added that low fog may have obscured the pilot's vision, although fog was not believed to have been abnormally heavy. The G.A.B. official said investi- gation will continue at the scene and that a hearing-on the tragedy probably will be hfeld next week. At that time, Peyton said, the cause of the crash will be dis closed. Of the 35 dead, 14 bodies re- main unidentified. The 14 injured are reported to be recoverning. The flight was one el the last for Standard Airlines, which had been ordered out of business next week for violating C.A.B regula- tions. Youth Drowns Owatonna, Minn. Gale Forbes, 16, died of accidental drowning in the Owatonna munici- pal pool Sunday, ruled yesterday. a coroner's jury and federal aids. Yesterday a year later the commissioners upped that estimat- ed tax requirement to a gain of some That one-year gain is below the average for the commissioners In the postwar years. For 1947 the tax levy was set at for 1948, a gain Of and for 1949, a gain of Increase Near Actually, however, the actual taxes to be paid next year, com- pared with this year, are only 000 more. Although the county commissioners asked for in taxes this year, the assessed valuation of the county and parti- cularly, the city of Winona took such a tremendous leap last year that the actual revenues will be over But whether the gain in taxes to be collected in 1950 is or more doesn't tell the whole story about the actual ex- penditures of the county govern- ment; they're ascending at a fast- er pace. The county road and bridge fund is an outstanding example of that. This fund, used to build and main- tain roads outside the county's cities and villages, gets nearly one- third of the local tax money re- ceived by the county: of in 1950. The commissioners ask for mon- ey for this fund in terms of mills only fund so levied. Up until three years ago it could not ask for more than ten mills, which realized about annually for them. But the 1947 legislature author- ized counties to go up to 15 mills for that' purpose in 1948 and 1949, and now the' legislature has ex- tended that for two more years. Value of Mill tip But not only has the allowable mill rate gone up; the value" of the mill has gone up, too. In 1948 first 15-mill levy was scheduled to realize about next year those same 15 mills will realize about more and that's about 000 under this year's revenues. And that still isn't the whole picture about this fund. Last sum- mer -the commissioners drew up a budget of for that The tax' levy plus the gasoline tax distribution from the state and other state and federal aids. This year the entire budget for the county road and bridge fund is -well over more then for the current year. The new one-cent higher state (Continued on Face 11, Column 3.) COUNTY BUDGET ;