Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
SHOWERS TONIGHT, CLEAR FRIDAY READ DICK TRACY BACK PAGE DAILY VOLUME 49, NO. 90 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 2, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES AEC Lax in Staff Check, Charge Mid-Continent Ready to Give WinonaTruman Renews Stop on Chicago-Twin Cities Route Executive Praises Airport, Better Than Many Bigger Cities Mid-Continent Airlines, Inc., is ready -to Winona airline car- rier service and is anxious to in- clude this city on its proposed Chi- cago-Twin Cities route. This was the information given to Winona civic leaders Wednesday by two officials of the Mid-Con tinent system who spent most of the day in the city and expressed delight at the facilities of Winona's new munici al airport. Here were W, H. Jr., dis- trict manager-traffic and sales, from Minneapolis and Hal Gray- son, director of public relations from the airline's main offices in Kansas city. Mo. "You have better facilities than most cities in the population said Mr. Grayson, "and your city Is to be complimented on its fine air- port and its excellent adminis- tration building-." The visitors were guests at an Association of Commerce luncheon at the Hotel Winona at noon, at- tended by Harold J. Doerer, presi- dent of the association; A. J. An- derson, secretary; Mayor Cyril Smith; Roy T. Patneaude and Wil- liam A. Galewski, co-managers of the airport and J, M. George, at-1 torney and former airport chalr-j man of the association. Hearing July 18 A hearing on the application of the Mid-Continent Airlines to take over the certificated route of the Parks Airways of East St. Louis, which includes Winona, will be held before the Civil Aeronautics board in Washington July 18. Winona, in letters signed by May- or Smith and William p. Theurer, president of the city council, has intervened in the matter and is supporting the application of the Mid-Continent lines. The city also has asked the state aeronautics commission to take similar action. If the Mid-Continent applica- tion is approved, the city ex- pects airline carrier service within 60 days after the de- cision. Mr. Patneaude and Mr. Galewski have been told by J, W. Miller, president of the Mid-Continent sys-, tern, that he considers the Chicago-1 Twin Cities leg of as equal, or more, importance than the legs to I Chicago from St. Louis and from Sioux Falls, S. D. "We are certain that Winona can support such he said "and it will be a pleasure for the Mid-Continent Airlines to providi it." New Building The new administration building which has not cost the taxpayers of the city a cent, is one of which even Des Molnes, Iowa, would be proud. Mr, Grayson told the group here Wednesday. "Many he continued, have only quonsct huts for ad- ministration buildings and you are far ahead of the field. The concrete apron in front of the building is something which will please our operations-' de- partment and it appears as though you have taken care of every detail." Stops proposed on the Chicago Killed When Orchestra Bus, Truck Crash Demands for Full Program Will Remain in Washington Until Congress Recesses By D. Harold Oliver Washington Tru- man repeated today that any "must" list for Congress should include his whole program. Ee also told a news conference he wiU stay in Washington without any extended vacation as long as Congress remains in session and perhaps longer. He said the idea of a train trip across the country to take the! issues to the people is on the shelfieconomy drive had little to say today about a veterans pension bill over- now, for use if necessary. He once whelmingly approved by the House, talked of such a tour. Albert Lea, persons were killed early today and two injured in the collision of a. livestock truck and a bag owned by the Cliff Kyes or- chestra of Mankato. The dead were Frank D. Clare, about 35, and Richard A, Thuilen, about 18, both of St. James, occupants of a Clare Brothers livestock truck. Kycs was slightly injured. Paul Morris, a member of the orchestra, suffered a back in- jury, the highway patrol said. The accident occurred near here where highways 16 and 6S meet. Authorities said the bus, driven by Emard NentI, Sleepy Eye, had stopped on highway 16. The livestock truck struck the rear of the bus. Another truck on highway 65 had at- tempted to warn the driver of the livestock truck by flashing a spotlight. The livestock truck was re- turning from the Hormel plant at Austin. The bus was knocked about 200 feet. Information Available to Claim Senator Hickenlooper Continues Case Against Lilienthal Senate in'No Hurry To Act on Pensions By Edwin B. Haakinson trying to get some steam behind an The President, in response to questions, agreed such a trip might not be necessary. It is definitely not in the works for October or No- The Senate expenditures com- vember, he told another ques- ;ioner. How about next year? He smiled niittee, too, recalled Budget bureau and said next year will take care (officials for testimony on plans-to Instead the senators applauded action of their appropriations com- mittee in whacking off nearly cash from operating funds voted by the House for the and Justice departments. of itself, Asked if he and party leaders lave added any more "musts" to he legislative agenda, the Presi- lop off from one to more than three billion dollars from President Tru- man's spending plans. dent replied' the must list includes! By 365 to 27 roll call vote the union, the budget and economics. When a reporter said Congress is showing no sign of carrying out most of his program, the President admonished that no such conclu- sion can be reached until Congress had finished its work. yesterday on a pension to be given World War I and II, veterans when they become 65 years I old. .Budget officials estimate the [pension drafts Into questions the President (written law present pension regu- Qppo'ses any Export-Import after liberaI5zing them-wffl s ic Sa o MID CONTINENT SYSTEM PAflKS "CEflTrrfCATCO 5VSTTM PARK} WON CEHTiriCATIB MID CONTINENT ClTlf.i CITIE1 Twin Cities segment of the Mid- Continent lines, which will retain the Parks name, are at Elgin and Rockfprd, 111., JanesvHte B e 1 o i t, Madison, Baraboo-Portage, La Crosse. V.'inona. Rochester and Red Wing1. Airports are not completed fit all of these places as yet but if the CAB approves the merger! of Mid-Continent with Parks, orations will begin'at those cities which do have airports. Mid-Continent already operates from Mlnot, N.D., in the north to Houston, Texas and New Orleans in the south. It has miles of route and w.111 take on another 000 under the proposed merger. Rochester is on the Twin Cities- Des Moines-Kansas City leg. In 1948, 98.73 per cent of al This Map Shows The Present Koute of the Mid-Continent Amines; the certificated system of the Parks Airways, which includes Winona and which will be operated by Mid-Continent if an application now pending before the Civil Aeronautics board is approved, and the noncertificated system of the Parks lines which eventually will be actuated. loan to Spain for purchase of Ameri- can cotton and tobacco, Has several women under con- sideration for diplomatic posts but is not ready to make any choices. Supposes the question, whether legislative schedule now. Curtis Gaidar, utilities executive, will be named secretary of the Army is still open, Vacant Chicago Theater Burns Chicago The interior of Truman Raps Auto Driver Examinations California Youth Seized In St. Charles Break-In A 17-year-old former California reform school inmate is being held in the Winona county jail for questioning regarding a series of auto- mobile thefts and break-ins in several states during the past month. Taken into custody this morning by Sheriff George Fort was Melvin Harrison who stated that he left his home in Canoga Park, Calif., one Washington President Tru-( month ago and allegedly has driven throughout the western part of the man said today the systems for examining auto drivers in many >arts of the country are "scanda- ous." Deploring the "frightful slaugh- :er" on the nation's streets and highways, he said that driver li-j censing laws In "too many tases .re pitifully "States and local ic declared, "have a duty to deny the privilege of using public high- ways to the Irresponsible, the unfit and the chronic law breakers.'1 Mr, Truman spoke to the Presi- dent's conference on highway safe- ty which lie set up three years ago to make highways safer. Earlier, the conference received a report that the President had ordered drivers of government veh- icles to take the lead in accident nation in stolen cars during that time. Harrison was. arrested today by i Sheriff Fort and Deputy Sherifi Francis Jensen during the investi- gation of a filling station break-in at St. Charles early this morning. The search began shortly after 5 a. m. today when a woman who lives near the Richard Barry station in St. Charles notified Jensen that she heard a noise at the filling sta- tion and noticed a car driving away at high speed. Jensen discovered that a window in the filling station had been brok- en open and entrance gained to the structure by a person who reached in through the window and opened an adjacent door. Jensen notified immediately and the sheriff _____ __ __ federal court imposed this punish- Mr. Truman said safety on George R. McSwain, chief grams in the last year saved "al- of the Chicago F.BJ. office, after most lives and prevented in- holding, him in contempt of court. Top Chicago '6-Maii Held In Contempt Chicago's top G- man was ordered placed in the custody of the TJ. S. attorney gen- eral today for refusing to surrender his records on Roger (The Terrible) Touhy. prohibition era gangster i Judge John P. Barnes of "m st Charles at about scheduled flights were completed nnd the company has operated 1 years without a passenger or crew fatality. In recognition of its per feet safety record, the lines re- cently were again named the win- ner of a Safety council award. Several officials of the Mid-Con- tinent lines plan to be in Winona June 18 and 19 for the dedication of the airport and one of the com- pany's here. DC-3's will be on display V.F.W. Member, 83, Will Lead Parade _______ the failure of many states to es- Oslikosh, Wil- tablish driver licensing systems bur. 83. who claims to be the old- worthy of the name." cst Wisconsin member of the Vet- jury to nearly persons." But, he added, the "frightful slau-hter" continued with killed and more than in- jured in traffic accidents in-1948. "To put it another he said, "more than twice as many Ameri- cans were killed last year on the streets and highways of this coun- try as were killed in all the Ameri- can forces during six weeks of the Normandy campaign in 1944. No nation can afford this needless peacetime waste of the lives of its citizens in traffic accidents." He asked that the highway safety program be expanded and Intensi- "ied. He told the conference that he was "particularly disappointed a1 erans of Foreign Wars, will repre- sent post 1908 at the state V.F.W. convention iu La Crosse, June 23. Wilbur, a veteran of the Spanish- American war, is a charter mem- ber of the local post and has at- tended almost all state meetings of the group for the past 14 years. Among the "gratifying" gains in safety, he listed. The growth in the number of high schools offering drive tram- ing courses. The construction of highways de- signed to eliminate head-on colli- sions and other severe types of accidents. The court directed that McSwain is to remain in the custody of At- torney General Tom Clark until he produces F.BJ. -records as ordered by Judge Barnes. Judge Barnes set the penalty after a brief hearing at which Touhy's. attorney, Robert E. John- stone, argued that McSwain's re- fusal to yield the recoids constituted disobedience to the lawful order o the court. Otto Kerner, 'Jr., United States district attorney, told the court he could not -deviate from the position he outlined yesterday in a confer- ence in chambers. He did not say what was discussed in chambers but McSwain had told the coun he was acting on orders from his superiors in refusing to hand over the records. Under the penalty prescribed, McSwain will be the prisoner of his boss. The Federal Bureau of In- vestigation .is a branch of the de- partment of justice which is head- ed by Attorney General Clark. The records sought concern the FJBJ. investigation of the kidnap- ing of John (Jake the Barber) Fac- tor in 1933. a. in., to begin his investiga- tion. On his way to St. Charles, Fort noticed an abandoned car parked on the shoulder of highway (Continued on Fagre 12, Column 5.) ST. CHARLES Owatonna Livestock Killed by Lightning Owatonna, Minn. (ff) Ten head of livestock belonging to Ezra Eiuckeberg was killed by lightning during an electrical storm yester- day. The cattle were in a straw shed on the Knickeberg farm, about 12 miles east of here. This Is a 25-Cent Week Since no paper was published Memorial day, Republican-Her- ald carriers will collect for only five days or 25 cents this week- end from all subscribers receiv- ing their papen by curler. the vacated Apollo theater at Ban dolph and Clark streets in Chicago's Rialto was destroyed by fire this morning. Twenty-nine pieces ol fire equip- ment answered the extra alarm, sounded to prevent the flames from spreading to the adjoining 16-story Ashland block and other buildings. The fire apparently started in the pit under the stage of the old movie theater and burned up through the roof of the four-story building. The cause of the blaze was not determined immediately. Fire officials did not estimate dam- ages to the structure, The theater closed last May 10 io make way for demolition of the juilding for a new bus terminal. The Ashland block and other near- by buildings also are to be razed. require over the next 50 years. Senate Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois-- told a reporter the pen- sion measure is not on the Senate's Lucas said the bill probably will go to the Senate finance committee, its fate there is uncertain. Chair- man George (D.-Ga.) has been ill and away from the Senate and any! decision as to hearings or other Senate action will await his re- turn. The pension bill assumes that any veteran is totally and perman- ently disabled at C5 years. That would remove a present standard which denies a. pension to the 65. year-old veteran who can work half a day, or earn half a normal day's pay. Truck License Rates Will Be Higher in '50 St. Paul While taxes on trucks and trailers will be higher next year, computation of them will be simplified, Secretary of State Holm reported last night. The changes, voted by -the 1949 legislature, become effective next October 1 when 1S50 license plates go on sale. These, are the changes as compiled "by Holm's staff: 1." Taxes will be computed only on the basis of weight instead of veteran to earn up to a year instead of truck-trailer combina- commission? and receive a pension, now and farm trailers will be des-j "rm informed that he has been if he earns or more. as class "TZ" and taxed given a job of less responsibility The Veteran's Administration now requires a medical test showing at least ten per cent disability be- fore the old veteran gets the monthly pension. The bill also would allow a single value. 2. The truck mile class has been dropped. Trucks in this class were those which covered regular routes and paid according tc the mileage. 3. The "X" classification has been dropped. This was for trucks limited to operation witnin a 35- mile radius. 4. A new "urban" class has been established. Trucks licensed in this class will be limited to operation within corporate limits of munici- palities or contiguous municipali- ses for which they are registered. 5. On class "T" for farm trucks the tax will be based on unloaded weight. It will apply to single units By Oliver W. De Wolf Washington Senator Hick- enlooper (R.-Iowa) accused the Atomic Energy commission today of letting persons have access to atomic information, or work around secret projects, without a full F.B.I. check first on their loy- alty. He called this violation the atomic energy law with "brazen effrontery." Hickenlooper said the commission granted "emergency clearance" (without full investigation) to re- stricted data or restricted areas in 1947 to 818 persons, in 1948 to 2.- 103 and has granted 359 thus far in 1949. He said' that in 1947 there were 419 others given emergency clear- ance but not to restricted data. He did not give any similar figure for the other years. All Exported Checked AEC Chairman David E. Lilien- thal retorted that all of the per- sons so cleared had undergone some F.BJ. investigation and the pro- cedure "is a matter of difference of judgment between Hickenlooper and those who have responsibility lor getting things done." "Our judgment was neither ar- bitrary or Lilienthal said. "We believe it to have been sound." Hickenlooper raised this issue when the Senate-House atomic com- mittee went into its second day of hearings on his charges of "incredi- ble mismanagement" in AEC affairs. He demands that Lilienthal be fired. Representative Elston (R-Ohio) attracted the story, from Carroll Wilson, the commission's general manager, that a guard in the miss- ing uranium case had a police rec- ord, by a series of questions con- cerning a "hypothetical Elston asked Wilson to suppose a guard had been arrested in the past for grand larceny, didnt re- veal this to the AEC, was put in charge of a vault containing uran- ium, and then something disap- peared from the safe. To Submit Report "You are referring to a situation at the Argonne national labora- Wilson broke in. "We are submiting a whole report to the committee this afternoon." About an ounce of uranium-235 disappeared last February from ihe Argonne laboratory at Chicago. Commission officials say that most of it has been recovered or account- ed for. They insist no espionage was involved. With reference to the guard, El- ston asked: "But he's still working for the change is made in the carrying capacity., 6 T come limit for a veteran with de-j 6- pendents. The Budget bureau estimated that the bill would raise costs for vet- erans pensions over the next 50 years from around to 20 N.W. Airlines Flights to Salute New Winona Airport Dedication Day Northwest Airlines will salute Winona's new airport at dedi- cation time in a unique way. It will route 20 of its flights June. dedication directly over Winona's airport at low altitude. This trill be Northwest's "salute to the new field and to the city of an official said in a letter to the airport dedication committee. Each eastbound and west- bound flight between the Twin Cities and Chicago, between the hours of 10 a. m. and 8 p. m. June 19, wiU fly over the air- port at feet. During cer- tain portions of the air show Sunday afternoon it may be necessary to raise the flight level somewhat, but Northwest's passenger planes will still make the special jog directly over Winona's airport. Y" class is the old weight use class with a new tax schedule. It will include former 'X" class trucks which cannot limit their operation by city limits and cannot g-o into the farm class. The tax on truck-trailer and semi- trailer units will be computed on gross weight of the unit as a whole and a tax of will be imposed on each semitrailer. 7. Two-wheeled trailers, now tax free, will be taxed a year when used by the owner. Rental trailers cannot be registered in this class. 8. New exemptions have been Wilson replied. Elston demanded to know .why the employe had not been prosecut- ed for falsification of federal re- cords. Wilson said the AEC question- naire asked concerning convic- tions, not arrests, "and we do not yet know whether a federal offense has been committed." Lilienthal declared that all per- sons had some kind of "screening" by the F.B.I, before being granted an emergency clearance. Others on List Lilienthal added that the fact Congress included a provision in the added. These apply to contractors' for emergency clearances made motorized construction equipment, it clear that the lawmakers expect- tractors together with trailers or wagons used for farm hauling anc Minnesota owned vehicles used anc registered oi'.tside the state. 9. One old exemption has been dropped. This is the one extendec io farm tractors used by farm implement dealers to transport im- plements to or from farms. SHORTLIVED SCHOOL Children of builders of the Hanford Atomic Works play out- side their quonset hut school at North Riehland, Wash., a temporary Jown for the workers.. ed the emergency section would have to be used. Hickenlooper has said that he be- lieves the overwhelming majority of those cleared on an emergency basis were loyal and patriotic Americans. Lilieuthal said he was glad to note Hickenlooper's comment in that respect since the list "included emergency clearance for such people as General Eisenhower." Lilienthal added that he was sure Eisenhower, "will be relieved." Hickenlooper snapped back that he was through he would show that there are names of other persons on the list "who" do not have ;he trust and confidence of the American people" that Eisenhower does. The atomic act of 1946, Hicken- :ooper went on, has specific and 'mandatory" requirements for F.BJ. investigation and clearance of indi- viduals prior to employment on atomic projects. He said the one exception, is that "temporary clear- ances" may be granted in cases of 'genuine emergencies." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Cloudy with showers or thunderstorms tonight, (ending in clearing by Friday morn- and cooler Friday. Low LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 83: minimum, 63; noon, 76; precipitation, .31; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomor- row at Additional weather on page 19.