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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR; COOLER TONIGHT, TUESDAY FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 128 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JULY FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Fiesta Crow SetN ew Record House Prepares For Brannan Farm Plan Fight Debate to Open Tuesday, Foes Marshall Forces By Francis M. LeMay Washington may be the toughest farm battle of many years opens in the House tomor- row. Its outcome may influence political fortunes in next year's congressional elections. A coalition of Republicans and an undetermined number of Dem ocrats is fighting the Truman ad- ministration's effort to change the present farm program that grew out of the Roosevelt "New Republican Gore (D leading the coalition, claimed vic- tory today. Administration forces refused to concede. The Issue is not whether the farmer should have government help in getting a fair price for his how it should be done. The crux of the battle is the plan by Secretary of Agriculture Brannan to get cheaper food for consumers and an' assured Income lor agriculture, through direct sub- sidy payments to farmers from the federal treasury. Under the leadership of Chair- man Cooley (D-N.C.) and Republi- can Pace the House ag- riculture committee by a party line the Pace bill permitting a three-crop trial runi for the Brannan subsidy plan. I Gore, usually a staunch admin- istration supporter, quickly intro- duced a substitute bill, calling for continuation of the present pro- gram. He assailed the philosophy of the Brannan plan, and immedia- tely got support from the nation's] two biggest farm the American Farm Bureau Fed- eration and the National Grange. Issues Involved This Is what the fighting Is about: Gore and the coalition want to continue the present program un- changed. This program supports the prices of major farm crops at 90 per cent of parity. This is done by government loans or purchases that keep price depressing sur- pluses Off the enabl- ing the farmer to get near parity prices in the markets or else store his crop with a government loan on it. (Parity Is a price Intended to plve farmers a purchasing power in fair relationship to the prices of things they must buy from the cities.) The administration is proposing that the loan and purchase pro- gram of supporting the prices of the greater portion of agricultural production, the perishables, be abandoned. Instead, it wants the farmers to sell their products for whatever the market will pay. Then the government would give each farmer a check representing the difference between the average price a crop sold for and a price the government considered as fair. Taxes Tied In Thus, the consumer would get cheaper food and the farmer a stable income, with all the federal taxpayers making up the dif- ference. Watch Fireworks, Boat Races Activity Group Float Judged Best in Parade Judged The Most Beautiful float entered in Saturday's Steamboat Days parade was the entry of the Winona Activity group shown above. The float was decorated in green metallic paper against a green crepe paper background with pastel trim. The Current Winona Municipal swimming pool issue provided a theme for the comic entry shown above in Saturday's parade. A clown in a bathing suit seated in a wash tub representing the municipal pool here a century ago was pulled in a coaster wagon by two others. Shown above are Richard Koutsky, in tub, Gene Kierlin, left, and Don Ebert. Republican-Herald photos Winona's Newly-Crowned Steamboat Days queen, Frances Rick, and her two attendants, Irene Acheff and Elizabeth Kinzie, rode on the Winona Association of Commerce float in Saturday's parade. Seated with the royal party is Miss Juanita Raphael of New Orleans, La., a senior stewardess for Mid- Continent Airlines who served as one of the judges in Friday's queen contest. The H. Choatc Company entry in the Steamboat Days queen contest was seated on a throne that featured the Choate float in Saturday's parade. In the background can be seen youngsters who scrambled into the street to snatch balloons and streamers showered on the float as it passed the Choate store at Third and Center street during the parade. 19 in Minnesota, Steelman Tackles Economic Program By Ernest B. Vaccaro Washinston President Truman's top domestic trouble-shooter recruited forces today to help plug up economic soft spots which carry the threat of spreading unemployment. I John R. Steelman, assistant to the President, will concentrate K> lac Associatco ernment spending where jobless rolls are greatest. The theory is that! Nine Minnesotans died in seven The House agriculture committee I of flood control engineers who sandbag the levees where seepage j separate lake and traffic accidents wrote in its bill only a three-crop trial of the Brannan idea. The sec- retary has indicated he would like to try it on hogs, potatoes and wool. The administration has thrown its support behind the trial run bill, this being the most itj could hope for in the present ses- sion of Congress. But those who oppose the subsidy philosophy reacted quickly. They -pointed out that the present loan and purchase program actually has made money for the government. War demands enabled the govern- ment to unload the great stores of commodities on which it had made Ship Unloads Despite Strike threatens at high water time. Armed with authority from the president to take what action he I deems necessary, Steelman insist- led today; "I'm not an economic as some have viewed this job, but a co-ordinator." The No, 1 man of the fight to j hold off a depression is a jyear, 200-pound, -six-footer who pickets fail- ed to halt the first ship unloading by a new non-union stevedoring Police arrested 96 pickets Satur- loans in the 1930's and early 1940's. day trying to stop 59 men from Republican leaders sent notices i boarding the Isthmian Steamship to the 171 G.O.P. House freighter Steel saying "every Republican mem- ber who is on his feet and breath- ing, or shows any signs of life and is free from doctors' orders" must be on hand this week to de- feat the Brannan trial run bill. Cooley Predicts Win Cooley, leading the -fight for the administration bill, said: Flyer. serves more as an "assistant presi- And yesterday Hawaii Stevedores, Limited, organized only last week, used tugs to get 70 workers on the ship without crossing the pier en- trance picket line. The Steel Flyer, however, lost 33 "This action by the Republicans in making the agricultural pro- gram an out-and-out partisan poli- tical issue will strengthen the Dem- ocratic support for the Pace (ad- JAJ.L. members of its 45 man crew. ministration) passage." bill and assure its who struck for highei pay May 1 gave notice that any ship worked by the iiew company would be de- clared "hot" and would be boycotted by the I.L.W.CT on the Pacific coast. The Steel Flyer, from Mobile, Ala., carried needed by Hawaiian pineapple canners; fertil- izer, foodstuffs .automobiles and steel pipe. Hawaii's legislature awaited a spe- cial session call by Governor In- 5ram M. Stainback. He is expected xi issue the proclamation tomorrow. Stainback plans to ask for a labor of these dropped below government peace program, including authority Meanwhile, Senator Elmer Thom- 'as chairman of the Sen- ate agriculture committee, told a reporter he is willing to "make a trial run of the Brannan plan that probably would be limited to ham and eggs." Thomas suggested that Secretary Brannan be given authority to try his production payments upon hogs (which supply eggs, beef, lamb, turkeys, chickens, milk, or potatoes. The production payments would not be made unless prices of some support levels. They walked off after the striking C.I.O. Internationa! Longshoremen's and Warenousemen's Union can- than as an assistant to the President. On every comestic phase of gov- ernment, Steelman does duty as the eyes and of President Tru- man, subject only to the chief ex- ecutive's review and policy deci- sions. Steelman, an Arkansas-born, one time Alabama college professor who is 49, called upon 20 depart- ments and agencies to assign him key men for the latest task the President has given him. In the meantime he will continue his work as acting chairman of the National Security resources board, labor adviser, economic expert, etc., etc. Surveys Began In the anti-depression battle, the over the weekend. The collision of a cattle truck and a passenger car near Orton- ville, Minn., hilled three Madison Minn., youths and a 15-year-olc girl companion. A Lindstrom, Minn., motorisl bled to death after a bale of hay dislodged from a passing truck sev- ered his left arm as it rested on the window of the Two teen-aged sisters were killed when struck by a car near Milaca, Minn. Two Chicago fishermen drowned in Little Green lake at Chisago City, Minn, Ten persons were injured, two seriously, in a two car collision near Crookston Saturday night. All the victims were returning from a wedding. Most seriously hurt were Earl Davis, Jr., 21, driver of one of the cars who suffered a broken back; and Mrs. Anton Temenson, who suffered a fractured. pelvis. Other victims included an eight months old child and a year -old child. Mr. Catholic Priests Spurn Orders to Quit Beran i I By Richard Kasischke j I Prague, Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia's Roman Catholic (priests have spurned orders from the communist government to desert j JArchbishop Josef Beran and the Vatican in the church-state war. At morning masses throughout the country yesterday, they read a defiant resolution declaring their continuing loyalty tp church authorities and willingness to "bear with them whatever consequences they may celled their picket line passes. Department of Commerce, aided In addition. Henry Schmidt, lead-j by the Labor department, already er of the -U. stevedores j has undertaken basic surveys to determine where help is needed most. When that is will be made to channel gSternment to seize the docks if necessary. purchasing.programs need iest spots. That was the idea' behind the plan announced by man to-a news confereriBfc Thurs- day 'when he designated to take over. Mrs. John Schleeber, each 73, of Springfield, are in critical condition in a hospital there from injuries suffered in an automobile accident Sunday. Extent of their injuries has not been determined. Ralph C. Bielen; 19, driver -of the other car, apparently escaped with bruises. Other Victims Killed in the other accidents, 'Kussell Tbllakson, 26; his broth- er La Verri; J8; Virgil Lyngr'21, all of Madison, Minn., and their companion Arlene Nordahl, 15, of Boyd, Minn. They were killed'iri The President's order the collision of a cattle truck and makes Steelman boss over their car at Odessa, Minn., .near spending of billions of the dollars Ortonville. 'Driver .of, the truck, in this year's federal budget, in- (Continued on Page 15, Column 4.) STEELMAN face." Rallying to the support of em- battled hierarchy, the priests ac- cused the government of violating constitutional guarantees of reli- gious freedom, condemned the gov- ernment-sponsored Catholic action! as schismatic, and asserted that' clerics' signatures endorsing it had been obtained by fraud. Priests who read the resolution in Catholic churches said it repre- sented the views of a big majority of the clergy. They declared they were speak- ing from their own consciences and tour responsibility before our na- "We are certain all conscientious and faithful Catholics, agree with us, and they would so testify if hey were givent the opportunity of .free the resolution said. Churchmen said the resolution was read in most Prague Catholic churches including St. Vitus', Arch- bishop Beran's cathedral. Cathedral officials said the pro- Two- others were overcome by clamation was read there at the The blaze broke out in a Swift Scattered thunderstorms- were re- Company glue plant which com-iported in East coast states and to pany officials said had been used re-1 the Upper Mississippi valley. The cently as a storage place. The fire (heaviest rainfall was 1.13 inches at destroyed about pounds glue and adhesive powder. Swift spokesmen placed the dam- age at but the fire depart- ment made a estimate. The fire, of undetermined origin, resulted in injuries to two firemen. 6 a.m. mass, although scheduled services later in the day were can- celed without explanation and churchgoers, turned away. The declaration was madep as ension mounted over the govern- ment's campaign to control' the churchJ On Friday, Justice Minis- er Alexei Cepicka called Archbish- op, .Beran.. a traitor. Cepicka i dis- closed a law was being drafted to require government approval o'f all appointments to church posts and o take over church property. Cepicka, Catholic-born son-in-law if President Klement Gottwald, lad denounced the Vatican as "the hours ending at 12 m. today. greatest enemy of our He said priests who carry out the Vat- WOOD Fire Hits Chicago Stockyards Area and North Dakota today with enough momentum to carry as far south as Iowa and Nebraska and eastward across Minnesota and Wis- consin to the Great Lakes region. The mercury had climbed into the 90's over most of the Midwest over Chicago An extra-alarm weekend but the arrival of the fire in the Chicago stockyards dis- cooler over the northern plains trict yesterday injured two firemen states was expected to hold it with- The ferris wheel and bingo stand are gone from Main street today but city street and park mainten- ance crews still are clearing away ihe backwash of four days of fun- making during the Steamboat Days- Centennial celebration that ended i Sunday night. This morning- only the frame- jwork of two soft drink stands on Main street and the charred re- mains of fireworks at the river's .edge at the Latsch bathing beach i remained as reminders of the week- end festival that attracted record crowds to the city. The round of Steamboat Days activities ended at 10 p. m.. yester- day with a fireworks display wit- nessed by more than 15.000 persons. Levee park area itself was filled while others lined the Mississippi river bridge or parked across the river on Latsch island and on top of Mississippi river bluffs to view the half-hour program of fire- works. Weather throughout the four days oJ the celebration was perfect. Traffic officials reported that parking on city streets was the heaviest this season and cars were parked, almost bumper-to-bumper, deep into the residential district after available space downtown had been exhausted. Other motorists parked along the highway south of Lake Winona or atop Garvin Heights to see the display. Busy Day for Police Throughout the day, members of all shifts of the Winona police force worked at least four extra hours to provide additional personnel for policing Steamboat Days events. Despite the influx of celebration visitors and clogged streets and highways caused by festival-bound motorists, no traffic accidents were reported to authorities here that could be attributed directly to the celebration. Police observed, also, that no instances of pickpocketing or car break-ins were reported during the four days of the carnival period. Only one instance of vandalism was reported to authorities and this was noted early this morning when tires on three trucks parked on East Mark street were slashed by unidentified vandals. Highway Patrol Helped The state highway patrol was posted along highways, the ap- proaches to Winona and on the in- terstate bridge and aided in main- taining a flow of traffic as crowds left the Levee park area. county sheriff's office reported a quiet weekend and was (involved in the celebration only to fthe extent of ordering two gambling games at the Main street carnival to cease activities. Sunday evening, the last in a se- jries of band concerts and vaudeville acts was presented from the barge stage at Levee park while a pro- gram of amateur motorboat racing, water acrobatics and a professional high diving exhibition filled Sunday afternoon's park program. Parade officials believe that pre- vious parade attendance records were shattered by the crowd of nearly that thronged Winona streets Saturday afternoon to wit- jness the 70-unit Steamboat Days the southern states but elsewhere j parade they were around normal and prom- 1 spectators were lined five and six- ising, in some sections, to become I deep along the Third street line of cooler. I march to witness the parade that A broad cool air front nad comejrggytrea more than 40 minutes to down from Canada into Montana pass tne reviewing stand. Temperatures Near Normal For Midsummer Chicago Midsummer is behaving a little better than aver- age over most of the nation today. Temperatures continued high in and caused damages estimated ihe 70_8 degree Tanges half a million dollars. I today and tomorrow. Jate of International Falls, Minn. Most of the rest of the nation had fair Most Beautiful Float A garden scene was the theme for the Winona Activity Group float which was judged the most beautiful entry in the parade. Mounted on a truck, the float base was decorated with green crepe paper against a green metallic paper background to give a grassy illusion. At the front of the float was mounted a fountain flanked with trellis decorations of fresh roses while, at the rear, a full-size swing -in which was seated Winter Carnival Queen Muriel Morris in summer dress was mounted in an weather. smoke. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Accused Slayer Of Priest Dead New Orleans Prank Bates, 42-year-old Negro charged with murder in the slaying of a Catholic queen contest, Donna Riebau. priest, died in parish prison last night. Winona and vicinity Generally! The warden's of fice said prisoners fair tonight and Tuesday, cooler to-1 in the cell with Bates heard him night much cooler Tuesday about 2 a- m- but when xinight 60, high Tuesday 80. they awakened at 5 a. m. they LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 92; minimum, 67; noon, 90; precipitation, none. they awakened at found him dead. The coroner's office after an in- quest attributed death to a heart attack. Bates was charged with murder, in the iron cargo hook slaying of i J. O TTAJW VSMU M-W Arthur Rogers, Claremont, S. D., can decree excommunicating: all (Continued on Page 10. Column 3.) JCatholics supporting communism at Maximum, 93; 66; noon, 83; precipitation, .34; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow Official observations for the 24 the Rev. John F. Neifert in Holy ACCIDENTS 'would be tried for treason. IcAdditional Weather on Page 11.) Redeemer church July 8. The priest was struck <3owrl by an assailant in a hall of the church shortly after celebrating early morning mass that day. Ke subsequently died of head wounds suffered in the attack- awarded a prize while runner-up honors and were won by the H. Choate and Company entry. The huge float was decorated in pastels against a green background of crepe paper and garlands and carried a ten-foot throne on which was seated the H. Choate Com- pany entry in the Steamboat Days Best Centennial Float Winner of the prize for the float best representing the Centen- nial theme was the Amies Bai and Cafe entry which consisted of a horse-drawn covered wagon carry- Ing a pioneer family and its house- hold possessions. Preceeding the covered wagon was a stage coach in which were seated four persons in costumes of 100 years ago. The top comic float in the parade was entered Dy Allyn S. Morgan's Indian motorcycle agency which, displayed a. 1949 model motorcycle pulling an 1895 sulky. The sulky (Continued on Page 10, Column 6.) STEAMBOAT DAYS ;