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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1949, Winona, Minnesota Monday Was "Winona Day" at the Minneapolis Aquaten- nial and three Winona musical organizations let the Mill City know that the Gate City of Minnesota was in town. Here the American Legion Drum and Bugle corps, left, the Winona Muni- cipal band, center, and the Winona Civic Chorus in Centennial costumes, are shown as they paraded along 13th street on their way to the municipal auditorium. During the afternoon they gave a broadcast over a Minneapolis radio station and in the evening they participated in the Aquatennial Music Festival at the auditorium. The Winonans were cheered along the parade route and signs returned the greeting by stating A Big Hello From Winona." These pictures were taken especially for The Republican-Herald by The Associated Press. (See story on Page COOLER TONIGHT, RAIN WEDNESDAY FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 135 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 26, 1949 ear Two Killed in Mishaps Truman Arms Program Faces 50 Per Cent Cut Senators Dulles, Vandenberg Lead Opposition Full Amount Will Go to Greece, Turkey, Belief Salary Hikes to 6 Wisconsin Department Heads Challenged ment heads. Goetz asked By Jack Bell Washington Republican backers of military aid for West- ern Europe moved today ot cut by more than half President Tru- man's foreign arms program. Greeted with a storm of criti- cism, the President's proposal seemed to have headed the bi- partisan foreign policy toward one of its severest tests In Congress. Senators Vandenberg (R-Mich.) and Dulles (R-N.Y.) who have tak- en active parts in trying to keep that policy alive, were obviously irked that the State department had ignored their advice to submit only a token arms program to a Con- gress already fretting about for- eign spending. They felt themselves open to at- tack from G.O.P. colleagues on the ground that the administration seemed to be making co-operation a one-way street. Suggest Alternate Plan Nevertheless, the two were ported working with Republican Vorys (R-Ohio) on an alternative plan. Under it Congress might be asked to approve a out- lay to forward in sur- plus military equipment to North Atlantic pact signers and make about more available to buy new equipment for them at home and abroad. This would be in addition to about to continue arms aid for Greece and Turkey, the amount the President asked. Thus the total cash outlay under the alternative plan would be less than half of ths total sought by Mr. Truman. He also asked the for repairing, packaging and shipping surplus supplies along with about for new equipment for eight Atlantic pact signers. Proposal Taking Shape Madison, Wis. J. E. Goetz, supervisor of budgets and accounts, yesterday challenged the legality of salary increases which the legisla- ture recently granted to six depart- Attorney General Thomas E. Fairchild whether the 'following officials are entitled to re- jceiye these pay boosts prescribed for 'their jobs in law July 8: George E. Watson, superintend- ent of public instruction, from to a year. J. Jay Keliher, state auditor, from to a year. Edward J. Samp, director of the securities division, from to Goetz said that Watson was elect- ed in the spring of 1949 when the salary for his position was He said Watson's term should have started July 4, but that he did not, take office until after the pay boost! bill was signed into law. The others whose pay raises were questioned have been in office for some time. The legislature, however, a bill which became (created either new terms, new titles or new duties for their offices so Numbers Ring Arrests Widen Clearing House Totals Involved In Pay-off Plan Stassen Suggests State Resell Arkansas Bonds St. Paul Harold E. Stassen, former Minnesota governor, today recommended that the state of Min- nesota dispose of three or four or two million dollars million dollars of the Arkansas state 'J that they would be eligible to receive j boosts. Generally _ under Wisconsin Jaw York A three-state ip of an a year. Ben L. Marcus. motor vehicle department director, from to a year. E. C. Giessel, budget director, Irom to a year. John R. Lange, insurance com- missioner, from to a year. when the salary for a state position is changed by the, change does not become numbers racket until the person holding the figures to cheat the with more arrests pointed, he gets the new salary, today. otherwise it goes to his successor. Six men were booked here shortly By redefining the six department'after dawn, following all-night ques- heads' jobs, however, the legisla-1 tioning by District Attorney Frank S ture, in effect, created new positions Hogan and aides, m an effort to make it possible for the increases to be paid immediately. More Rain Indicated Before Hot Spell Winona continued hot and muggy today despite overcast skies and light rainfall which brought some relief from the blazing sun of Monday. Yesterday afternoon the temperature went to S7. The Monday after- noon high was exceeded by the 101 reading of July 3 but the heavy hu- midity made Monday seem much hotter. The forecast of Federal Meteorolo- gist A. D. Sanial at La Crosse in- dicated tonight would be a little cooler with a low of 65 and that lers in many states bet their'pennies, Navy Reducing Operating Force Now in Orient Tokyo U. S. Vice Admiral Russell S. Berkey said the'reilef'but' Navy is streamlining its relatively sweat out the midsummer heat Nine persons were arrested yester- day in New Jersey and Cincinnati, and two were seized here previously. Today's batch of cluding two newspaper circulation charged with con- spiracy and contriving a lottery. The cheating was done by manipu- lating the reports on the daily totals of the Cincinnati, House association. Ohio, Clearing Dennison Duble, secretary of the City Dodge Farmer Crushed By Rolling Log Minneapolis Man Electrocuted at Nearby Substation commend selling about three millioh one of the weaker states financially." or four million dollars worth and that the state hold only one million bonds it purchased recently. Asked a press conference to com- ment on the Stassen said: Arkansas bond deal, "The Arkansas deal is unfortun- ate. I am very sorry it happened. It puts too many trust1 funds in one Arkansas, basket. "I think the best thing to do now is for the investment, board to sell a .good, portion of the bonds. I re- state bonds. (The state purchased worth of them.) "If the state can sell at the price it paid, it would demonstrate that the state has not been hurt. If it cannot get the price it paid, it would He added that Arkansas once de- faulted to payment of its bonds. Lawson Denies Foster's Story By Jack Mackay St. Paul George W. Law- loss now. "We must definitely stop this kind of policy with our Investment Stassen said that Arkansas "is Strain of Long Session Shown in Senate Debate By Don Whitehead short-tempered, irritable Senate waded deeper today into a bitter dispute over the foreign aid program. The strain of the long session was beginning to show in the debate which centered on money for the second year of the European recovery program. Senators snapped at each other angrily late yesterday over an jssue association, was had reported to have the figuresjf that few had thought would cause major issues were yet for a year and a half so that come- players' normal chance of j The Senate voted _to keep winning would be reduced mously. The Cincinnati bank clearing fig- ures were a factor in determining the winning numbers on which suck- Wednesday would be warm with high of 86 and with local rain the afternoon. A low of 72 degrees was reached duripg the night but the mercury started climbing early despite a rainfall which totaled .16 of an inch early this morning. At a. m. it was up to 744 and at had climbed to 78. At noon it was 85. For outside workers a cooling from fee west ferought inside continued to small force In the Orient and alter- ing the area in which it will oper- ate. The admiral said the streamlin- ing likely will mean some reduc- wave. In Minnesota New Ulm likewise reported a high of 97 Monday while Rochester had 94. Heavy rains fell in some sections r itnvint, U...-I.U ni- njkci.v will instill auiiic ACUUI-- This alternate proposal, just tak-jtion in the number of vessels the of Minnesota last night ing shape, represented the first Navy now has in these waters. The i Heaviest in a coverjNew Ulm. More than an inch also that stirred a storm of L bordered by w-measured to and Camp- cism from both Democrats and Re publicans. The criticism was heav- ier in volume than the approval uam, Australia, anese waters. Berkey, now commanding India and witn -91 at Morris, .90 at De- India and Jap gf, Worthingtollt .79 the Mr. Truman's plan got from far East force here, soon ministration supporters when he (will relieve Vice Admiral Oscar formally submitted it yesterday. j Badger, commander of the Navy's In submitting the proposal, Pres- j Western Pacific force, ident Truman told Congress he was j Badger's force will be redesigna- coverins only "the most pressing ted on August 1 as the seventh covering needs for military aid.' But Senator Dulles told a report- er the arms program has ready in about the same at International Falls and .65 at Alexandria. Grand Marais was coolest with a high of 69. Most of Wisconsin sweltered again today. Only the Superior area in the bCU Vil Viik. uw T _ task fleet and Berkey will assume northwestern part of the state es- command about August 8. He will caped yesterday s hot weather. The been be relieved here by Vice Admiral'daytime high in that formj Charles Turner Joy, who has been in which it was submitted, for sixjin command of the Navy's proving months or more. i ground at Dahlgren, Va. Senator Taft of Ohio, chairman] of his party's policy blasted the President's proposal one that would have "substantially abdicate all func- (Jn Allergy tions relating to foreign policy." Too Much, Too Soon Denied Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the GOP. floor leadsr, took the same dim view. He said the President seeking dictatorial powers. Senator Ferguson (R-Mich.) an- nounced he will offer an amend- ment to the arms bill to ban the giving away to other nations of atomic bomb know-how. As submitted, the arms bill pro- vides that nothing in it supersedes the present atomic energy act. But Ferguson said there is a question that the act bars the international exchange of atomic secrets, as well as bombs. Los Angeles Here's a new husband. "Every time I was near him I would break out in a rash from head to Mrs. Joyce Holdridge, 27, told the court yesterday, in seek- ing a divorce. "Physicians and psychiatrists finally told me I would have to leave him." Mrs. Holdridge added the rash doesn't bother her now, as she lives here and her Nolan H. Holdridge, 26, in San Francisco. But Superior Judge Ray Brock- man denied a decree, ruling that an allergy doesn't constitute grounds for divorce. i 78 degrees which dropped to 67 at night. The hottest spot in the state yes- terday was 95 at Prairie du Chien, Blair and Menomonie, all in the southwestern district. Other highs were 94 at Ellsworth, 93 at Water- town and La Crosse, 92 at Green Bay and Lancaster, 91 at Janesville and Lake Geneva, 90 at Land O' Lakes and Wausau. Scattered showers fell in the northern portion last night with .54 of an inch of rain at Park Falls, .38 at Superior, .25 at Ellsworth, Blair 22, Menomonie .12, La Crosse and Land O1 Lakes .05. The humidity was highest along the Lake Michigan shoreline. It ranged from 88 to 92 per cent in Milwaukee during the night. Thundershowers occurred in parts rain also fell- in southern Florida, and Washington and Oregon. dimes and dollars. One of the prisoners, Anthony Strollo, alias Tony Bender, was des- cribed by New York County Attor- ney Frank S. Hogan as "one of the top underworld figures in the East." Seven Arrested in Raid Seven persons were arrested Newark, N. J., after New York and New Jersey officers raided the al- congressional "watchdog" com- mittee checking on recovery spend- j ing. But not before Majority Leader j Lucas of Illinois stirred up a wordy scrap by have the funds cut to On top of this Senator Ellender and his colleagues buzz- Ing over his report that the Mar- shall plan is threatened with failure because oi a reported feeling that American policy in Europe is dom- inated by Great Britain. Ellender is just back from a trip to Italy, where he attended a World Health Congress. in told friends his trip convinced I him Europe can't recover unless leged headquarters of the racket] in a fashionable home _ Three of the Newark prisoners) Q) Germany is pulled back to re- were held in bail of (2) Europe produces goods One of them is the occupant of prices the people can afford to raided house, Daniel Zwillman, (3) And currencies are made cousin of Abner Zwill- man, a prominent prohibition era figure in the Newark area. A numbers player selects a se- quence of any three as 237 or 999 and put his bet on that convertible from one European country to another. Senate leaders had stubborn op- position in their fight to eliminate amendments tagged onto the for- eign aid bill by the Senate appro- for the day. With the odds committee 1, the payoff was only 640-to-l. Senator Lucas said he was confl- Federal Forecast Winona and and a little cooler tonight, low 65. Wed- nesday partly cloudy with rising temperatures and local afternoon showers. High 86. LOCAL WEATHER 'Official observations for the 24 tiours- ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 97; mmimum, of Wisconsin and Minnesota and noon, .85; precipitation, .16; sun sets south to the Texas Panhandle. Light tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 11. amendments will remain. They would: (1) Require the Economic operation administration and Co- the The raided ring's winning numberfdent they would be knocked out. made up this way, in Chairman McKellar (D.- The second and third digits of the appropriations com- the noon Wall Street bond figures jmittee was just as positive the and the second digit of the Cin- cinnati Clearing House _ daily total. St. Paul Resident Killed in Kailyards Willmar, >Dnn., man tent- atively identified as Victor J. Kol- is of 504 Rice street, St. Paul, was killed during a rainstorm last night when he was run over by a boxcar in the railroad yards here. WEATHER Army to use up to about 000 in aid funds to purchase sur- plus farm commodities. The money could bs used for no other purpose. (2) Earmark of EGA funds for loans to Spain. (3) Cut off the ECA's authorization for the last quarter of the year ended July 1. (4) Require ECA Chief Paul Hoff- man to try to halt the dismantling and destruction of certain industrial plants in Germany. (5) Deny aid funds, to nations which violate treaties with the United States. This one is aimed at France because of alleged discrim- ination against American business- men in French Morocco. Spanish Munitions Blast Kills 18 Toledo, Spain An explo- sion in an army munitions dump last midnight killed at least 18 per- sons and injured 27. Council Denies Australian Bank Nationalization London The king's privy council ruled today that the Aus- tralian government could not na- tionalize that country's private banks. The council, highest judicial body in the British commonwealth, threw out the Australian govern- investment, today emphatically Died statements of Charles Foster, board secretary, in connection with the purchase of Arkansas state bonds. Lawson informed Governor Youngdahl by letter today that he was not one of three members who voted on June 8 to omit from the board minutes a resolution com- mitting the state to buy Arkansas bonds, and further that he did not vote to rescind the resolu- tion. This is in direct Lawson contradiction to statements by Fos- ter to Governor Youngdahl at a meeting of the board July 19, that he acted on orders of the board. The governor was out of the city June 8 and Attorney General Burnquist: was ill. Without these two officials! and Lawson, the five member board lacked a majority to act. Foster had testified that State Auditor Stafford King, State Treas- urer Julius A. Schmahl and Lawson had authorized him to remove the resolution. Governor Youngdahl' charged that Foster tampered with and falsified the records. Youngdahl Asks Discharge Youngdahl asked the state execu- tive council to discharge Foster on the basis of his actions in the Ar- kansas bond purchase, but the four other members remained silent and ment's appeal from its own high I refused to act on'the governor's court's ruling that nationalization of Australian banks was unconsti- tutional. Australia passed a banking act in 1947 which would have taken over the country's private banks. It was fought right through to the privy council by 11 private banks and three Australian toria, South Australia, and West- ern Australia. Lord Samuel Porter, giving thej council's decision, said: Two men were dead today as the result of accidents in the Winona area. They are: James C. Nevins, 50, Minnea- polis, a Northern States Power Company employe who was electrocuted shortly before a. m., while he was conduct- ing line tests at the company's sub-station near Bluff Sidingr, WIs. John Losinskl, a. 28-year-old Dodge, Wis., farmer who was crushed by loj while watch- ing timber cut on his farm about three miles south of Dodge. A member of a three-man crew sent here from Minneapolis to test voltages at the N. S. P. C. sub- station at Bluff Siding, Nevins was preparing equipment for the test when he was killed by a volt charge this morning. According to George Nolan an- other member of the testing crew, this is what happened: The three men left Minneapolis I in a company truck yesterday but 'arrived here too late to begin their tests last night. Main Power Cut Off Main power to the sub-station from the north had been cut off for some time while .linemen were repairing power lines in the Foun- tain City area but a constant volt- age from the south is maintained on a coupling capacitor at the sta- tion. The line-to-line voltage or. the capacitor is maintained at volts and from line-to-ground, 000 volts. The capacitor was installed only two weeks ago and will be used for a company communications trans- mission network to provide commu- nications facilities for crews work- ing on power lines. Nolan stated that a third member of the crew, Stanley Lampman, also of Minneapolis, had left the sub- station and walked across the road to a nearby filling station when the accident occurred. After testing equipment had been arranged on a ledge at the sub- eludes four" of the investment boardjstation, Nevins climbed a ladder to members (excepting Lawson) and remove a glass insulator from one demand. The executive council, for which Foster also is secretary, in- Secretary of State Mike Holm. King has defended the. purchase, asserting it was "proper, legal, and a good buy." He charged the gov- ernor's action as "political and vin- of the line connections to be tested. After removing the cap, he ap- parently came in contact with the nearby coupling capacitor and caused the charge to be dictive." The governor replied thatlgrounded through himself "the record speaks for itself." Knocked From Ladder Lawson, a member of the board of I The force of the charge threw regents of the University of Minne-ihim from the ladder to the ground, ,sota and secretary of the Minnesota about ten feet below and he struck "Your lordships will humbly ad- Federati0n of Labor, acknowledged the concrete base of the substation. vise his majesty that these appeals he voted for purchase on His clothes were burned from his should be dismissed. They will give June 8 at a meeting in the office of body by the charge and parts of the their reasons at a later date. gchmahl, but he took ex- metal on the capacitor were melted, time will be indicated to the to Foster's testimony on the Nolan sought to revive Nevins by ties. In the matter of costs that other tats_ (Continued on Page 11, Column 4.) can be discussed at a time to be arranged after, the' parties have been able to see the reasons." Missing Superior Railroader Sought Duluth Head of the lakes authorities have been asked to join in the search for a missing man who may be an amnesia victim. Andrew W. Robertson, 48, a rail- road worker, has not been seen since July 13 when he was dis- charged from a Superior 'hospital following treatment for injuries suffered in an accident, his second in a three-day period. On July 8, the missing man was hurt when thrown against a cash box on a bus. Three days later he received head injuries when he fell from a boxcar in Superior while working. He hasn't been seen since he was discharged from the hospital two days later. Head-injuries suffered in the last accident lead his family to believe he may have amnesia. other points. "No action was taken by the board as to rescinding the motion whereby the purchase of the bonds of the state of Arkansas was Lawson wrote the governor, "nor was I notified of any'further meeting of the board previous to June 18 when I left the state on my vacation and from which I did not return until July 2. Approval Denied I therefore definitely state that I have no knowledge of any key action of the board in rescinding the mo- tion to purchase the Arkansas bonds or of omitting reference to chase In the minutes of the meeting of the board of June 8." Lawson said that "there was noth- ing unusual in the purchase of other state bonds. It had been done dur- ing my term as a member of board several times." Up until the board meeting July 19 called. by the governor, King, Schmahl, Burnquist and Foster had denied that the state was committed to purchase the bonds. However, the following Arkansas j state bonds were delivered to state. John Losinski ;