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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Coo! Tonight; Warmer Sunday Baseball Tonight, Sunday, p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 91 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES TODAY- Red Front Raps Atomic Weapons By Joseph Alsop Paris The Partisans of Peace are a Communist-front organiza- tion which the hard-working Corn- inform has recently caused to spring into being all over Europe. Under the leadership of Professor Joliot-Curie, they have been cir- culating a petition embodying the resolutions of the Cominform-or- ganized Stockholm peace rally. They claim signatures, at the moment, for this demand for "absolute suppression of atom- ic weapons." The French Communist press helps on the drive for the pe- tition with huge advertisements carrying such headlines as "Paris, London, New York and Moscow Transformed Into Smoke Clouds Meanwhile, anti-Commu- 12-Inch Rain Floods Galveston Truman Stand Aids Commies, McCarthy Says Demands Complete Government Files Be Made Available From Feet." certain well known, nist French intellectuals, like Beu- ve-Mery, the editor of and Gilson, the Catholic philoso- pher, are agitating for a European which seems to mean nothing more than disarmament ALL THIS IS moreover, at a time when the By Marvin L. Arrowsmith Washington A barrage of sharp criticism fired at President Truman by Republican Senator j McCarthy kept the tumultuous Communlsts-in-government dispute j boiling today. McCarthy went on the Senate yesterday and accused defending "the vest- HAPPENING, ed interest? of the Communists." He said the President did that in declining to make available to Sen- ate investigators all the government French Communist party is losing political strength in the formal democratic sense. Even the Com- on persons McCarthy has munist trades unions have suffer-icnargecj wlth being pro-communist. ed serious decline of membership. The Wisconsin legislator put a The Communist party proper is in- 4.000-word speech in the Congres- deed being rather trans- sional Recorti and then discussed formed into a simple para-military Instrument of Soviet world power. This puzzling Communist propa- ganda success, at a moment of Communist political decline, de- serves careful study in the United States. On balance, at the mom- ent, there does not seem' to be anything solid behind all the sound and fury. But this does not mean that there will be nothing solid In the future, if American policy does not walk along a nicely calculated razor's edge. parts Of it. Neither in his speech nor in his supplementary remarks did McCarthy make any direct men- tion of the blast levied at him 24 hours earlier by Senator Margaret Chase Smith and six other G.O.P. senators. McCarthy made it plain, however, that he intends to continue to press his charges despite the assertion by Mrs. Smith and the others that certain elements of the Republican party have resorted to "fear, bigo- try, ignorance and smear" tactics _ _ ._, jj vij, aiiv-G o.iJ.u One danger is that m the division ,n h o{ making poiiticai hay. of effort to build a serious defense praised by Biddle of the Western world we shall ask by Senate covery of France, already noted In this space, now at last makes It possible for France to act as a lull partner in the Atlantic com- munity. But this recovery Is as) yet incomplete. A patient just fin- ishing a long and terrible illness speech congratulatory telegram from Francis Biddle, national chair-' Martin A. Merkle, 25, was charged with murder following the shooting of Mrs. Henry Pat- zer, his sister-in-law, near Dell Rapids, S, D. Sheriff Barney Boos said Merkle was angry be- cause Mrs. Patzer demanded that Merkle and his wife move fyom her home. (A.P. Wire- photo.) 2nd Wisconsin Pastor Closes Church to Scouts Eagle River, Wis. A sec ond state pastor of the Wisconslr Lutheran synod has banned scout- ing activities by members of his congregation. COMMUNIST MARCH ON TOKYO FLOPS Japanese Police Block Uprising, General Strike Fails By Tom Lambert Tokyo A Communist "march on Tokyo" flopped today. So did a Red-called general strike for all Japan. Both had been set to protest the trial of eight Jap- anese who attacked American sol- diers Memorial day. The eight were convicted this afternoon. The Communist failure here was as complete as the Red threat last month to take Berlin. As in the old German capital, Japan's Reds refused to tackle police thorough- ly alerted for any trouble. There wasn't a show of violence any- where in Japan. Japanese police pulled the rug out from under Communist plans by banning mass demonstrations outdoors. They couldn't use To- jko's Imperial plaza or Hibiya park, their favorite rallying places. Neither could they parade through the capital or past General Mac- Arthur's occupation headquarters. Occupation Assailed The occupation was the an- nounced target of Red wrath. The big blowout in Tokyo and the gen- era! strike were scheduled in re- Eagle River, Wis A for the arrest and quick ond state pastor of the Wisconsin I Wai of -eight Japanese who stoned and roughed up five American sol- diers. The arrests grew out of Redj- demonstrations Memorial day. Entire Town Inundated, None Drowns 9-Hour Deluge Strands In Island City These Cars Found the water a little high as they tried to get along this Brownsville, Texas, street after a seven-inch rain. Water entered the houses. Heavy rains fell on the Texas Gull coast yester- day and again today. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Lava Flows From Mauna Loa At 40-Mile Per Hour Speed The Rev. Walter Schumann, pas-tThev called rally lal plaza at the same time Ameri- nUl.MnU ttl oallit U1AJ1G Evangelical church, troops were using it for man of Americans for Democratic i Friday .said he not ceremonies. Japanese police) LaCrosse1950 vr HENCE McCarthy said he has concluded it was a waste of time for him to have supplied names of witnesses land information to the Democratlc- materlally Increased men Find resources, must also be limited for the time being. The French recovery must not be checked. Here, as in Britain, we of subcommittee investigating his charges of Communism in the gov- ernment. The Wisconsin senator also jab- at the state Justice de- theJPartments in connection vath one K success, the documents which figures in istherefure sorely tempted to Amerasia magazine case of Hto., ____aU funds from the newly Justice department off 1-1 tabilshed company in order to start another Atlantic de- scouting he would be dealt park. Four soldiers of the severely, even as far as with s. counter intelligence corps he said. Last month the Rev. Walter were assigned to observe. A sig- nal corps photographer was there. Stroschien of Princeton told hisJThey were attacked. church members their childrenj The eight Japanese subsequently must cease scouting work. i arrested were charged with as; Rev. Schumann referred to ajsault and disobeying occupation or- pamphlet, "Scouting in the Light; ders. An American military court of Holy which he said this afternoon convicted all eight he published in 1946 at the request of the Milwaukee city pastoral con- fense which capital is also needed. If we are sensible we cial put out a "clarifying" state-1: ment with respect to his previous! assertion that the document didj not exist. ed. shall recognize the folly of this! Mr. Truman has agreed to let! procedure. In the period just Senate group examine State the United States will therefore j department files on 81 persons ac- have to provide between two-thirds jcused by McCarthy, and three-quarters of the addi-i But he still is refusing to give tional defense funds that are need- the committee the so-called "raw" F.B.I. files, on the ground that We may lack this kind of fore- to do so would cripple the F.B.I., sight and entangle France in de-i smear innocent people and wreck fense outlays that will set federal loyalty program. French recovery. The political con-i Charges Proof Hidden sequences here will then be McCarthy said in his speech: tremely grave. With a return of "Why are you hiding the proof, postwar neurosis, the French Truman? The American people pie may even refuse to make like to have an answer to effort whatever to defend them-j that question, selves. On the other this "You have long condemned vested Is why the razor's edge is so Truman. What more row the political consequences vicious vested interest could there here will certainly be still more be than the vested interests of the appalling if s. solid Western de- Communists in keeping their agents fense is not built within a reason-j in the State department? Why do able time. j5'ou defend this vested interest, Mr. One has only to turn to the j Truman? French Communist press to see! "Why not prove to the American what the danger is. The immedi- people that you are right and I am ate purpose of the "peace" propa- ganda is obviously to impede the rearmament of the Atlantic com- munity. The less obvious but far He quoted the pamphlet as say- "By the scout oath and scout law which every scouter must know and subscribe to and ac- cording to which he must order his life and daily conduct, the scout promises to do his duty to God and to be reverent to God. "Who this God is, however, is nowhere clearly defined in scout literature. "His Identity is carefully veiled in such expressions as 'the leading power in the uni- verse, the infinite creator of the and 'the source of life.' "Thus scoutism gives recogni- tion to .any and all gods and binds itself under the thunder- ing condemnation of the very- first commandment of the one and only true God, the triune God. "Scouting perverts the clear teaching of Holy Scriptures on the subject of duty to God." on the assault charges. One drew a double conviction for also dis- obeying the occupation. Kaneji Onishi, the double loser, was sentenced to ten years im- Iprisonment at hard labor. Six of fellows got seven years, anoth- jer five. They were -Jinked with at- tacking only three of the five Americans. Ask Release of Eight The only retaliatory show the i Communists pulled off today was la union meeting that attracted j about persons. They skirted Ithe police ban by holding it in- doors. It opened and closed with the singing of the Internationale, Approved an open letter to Mac- Arthur demanding release of the j eight "patriots." There was no j antioccupation or anti-American [talk. The Communists were meek enough in the face of police. Some of these were assigned to the Imperial plaza and Hibiya park. In some places they stood three deep a deployment which interested several busy Russian photographers. called general strike was a Local Boy Scout officials washout. The Reds heralded in ad- some boys in the group probably vance they would pull out about jap's 6 "Why are you afraid, Mr. Presi-j more important long-range pur-j dent, to crack, for example, the] pose is to frighten people into fits, complete files on John Stewart Ser-l and thus to prepare them for ap-jvice. Philip Jessup, Owen Lattimore peasement and submission. or Haldore SCARE STORIES ABOUT t h e McCarthy has accused Service, a British government having already I XT. S. consular officer, of Communist decided to evacuate chil-1 leanings. He has charged Ambassa-. dren from the cities, about the des-jdor-at-large Jessup with having "an struction of harvests with radioac-: unusual affinity for Communist tive elements and about j causes." deaths resulting from a single! McCarthy's charge against Lat- bombing raid, are the warp andjtjmore, his main target, is that the woof of the Communist Hopkins professor and bv craekinz all of thp files u s c p wicniuciomiJa. ui .ocvyau a umuu (as a'tesu on one "of iScout leaders said no church workers Actually, an estimated whom I have named? Ibers were in their troops. walked out. propaganda. The emphasis on atomic war- fare, formerly pooh-poohed, is im- mensely significant. For of course the Soviets now have an atom bomb too, and are rapidly building bomb stocks and strategic bomb- ers. If Europe still has no air de- fense when Soviet war prepara- tions are complete, the scare stor- ies will thus have deadly effects. Then the neutrality theorists like Gilson and Beuve-Mery will ac- quire the great followings they do not now have. Then the signature on "peace" petitions will be real instead of forged. Then France might well leave the Atlantic com- munity, sign a "nonaggression" pact with Moscow, and surrender to avoid attack. Such is the critical import of the decisions that must now be taken in Washington aboyt the defense problem. Keefe Withdraws In Wisconsin Race Oshkosh, Wis. tive F.-ank B. Keefe's withdrawal from the race for the Republican nomination for governor was an- nounced today. Keefe said he with- drew on advice of his physician. casional State department consult- ant on Far Eastern affairs is Rus- sia's top spy in this country. 53160 Taxes Weekly For Average Family Gain for Past Ten Years The La Crosse population is Two Fiery Streams Of Molten Rock Reach Ocean By Stan Carter Kealakekua, Hawaii (By Radiophone) Heavy black stone from erupting Mauna Loa covers hundreds of acres of Hawaii's na coast today. Between 60 andj 80 families have fled their homes. Lava has eaten into parts of vil- lages. It is a scene of both desolation Suspect Held In Fargo Fire Fargo, N. 0. Police to- Gftlveslon, Texas Torren- tial rains 12.45 inches in less i than nine hours flooded this j Texas island city today. The en- tire city was inundated but was apparently no danger to hu- man life. Galveston is a city of about 000 on the eastern tip of a 30- mile-long Island connected with the Texas coast by a causeway. The downpour began about mid- night. It was heaviest between 6 and 8 a.m. when 7.35 inches fell. Storm sewers were unable to carry off the deluge, which flooded into ground floors of business houses and residences alike. Many stores did not open for business because employes were unable to get to All city buses and private cars were stopped by the high water. A hurricane and flood at Galves- ton on September 8 and 9, 1900, killed to people the toll was never accurately comput- ed. Since then the great seawall has been erected. Wind Storm Severe electrical disturbances accompanied the storm. The wind was strong but not in Itself damag- ing. Tom Mulvany of Galveston tele- phoned from his home: "There's no distress, no danger to life. It's just that we're water- bound. Every home is surrounded by a moat. There's nothing to do I but wait for the water to drain off." 1 The city Is virtually flat, pro- viding little gravity pull to clear water away. "ta the residential areas the wa- ter is from front porch to front porch across streets. The water observer at tie airport says noth- ing like this has ever happened before. The downtown Weather bu- and beauty created by one" of were holding a man they said reau doesn't answer its phone. Ap- j world's mist active volcanos. Herejhad admitted starting a iire at Parently they weren't able to get This is the preliminary complete and there is a fallen tree knocked kg Herbst furniture warehouse 7pr bv the lavn that still spills j. -A i th f-ater i which caused damage expected to Mauna Loa broke loose Thurs-! total thousands of dollars. 032. census coun certified to the re- gional census office following the 1950 count there. The 1940 count for La Crosse was giving the city a gain of for the past decade. Like Winona, Rochester, St. Cloud and other Northwest cities the 1950 La Cross figure was lower than many expected. Meanwhile in Minnesota Roches- ter held its berth as the state's fourth largest city by a margin of over St. Cloud. This was the report of Philip McDonough, area census director, as addition! preliminary figures on the 1950 population count were made public. The tabulation showed Rochester has a current population of compared with in 1940. St. Cloud boasted residents against the reported ten years ago. Rochester is topped only by Min- day night after a sleep of 181 Police said the suspect, who was months. Volcanologist H. released from the state Finch of the Hawaii volcano ob- servatory said it was the most vio- lent eruption on record for the tons of lava spewed within the first few hours. He predicted it might last two weeks. He reported: "The area outside the crater swept by lava in the first 12 hours was the greatest on record. Its most spectacular feature was the speed with which it covered the southwestern slopes of Mauna 40 Miles Per Hour Observers who have watched the eruption from the beginning say it was even more spectacular last night than Thursday night. The lava was flowing at "break- neck" speed in spots as high neapolis, St. Paul and Duluth, in as 40 miles an hour. "It's hard to estimate the speed of the flow Washington ative Mason (K.-DI.) says taxes are costing the average American family of four per- sons S31.60 a week. Most of the taxes are hid- den so they cannot be recog- James Curley, former Boston mayor, and Mrs. Curley display their Irish souvenir on arrival at New York this morning aboard the liner Mauretania. Curley, who had been on a European vacation after a presidential pardon had brought about his release from prison for mail fraud conviction, announced this morning that he would again be a candidate for the Boston mayoralty. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) nized, he said in a statement. "There are more than 200 dif- ferent taxes concealed in the price of a new car and they amount to a quarter of the total cost of the Mason said. "The price you pay for a loaf of bread has something; like 150 taxes hidden in it. You pay eight cents In taxes on a quart of milk, 25 cents on a 75-cent pound of meat, 50 cents on a. pair of stockings, S75 on a refrigerator, SI on a pair of baby shoes, 12 cents on a pack of cigarettes, 11 cents on a. gallon of gaso- line." The veteran congressman, a, member of the tax-writing House ways and means com- mittee, said the tax load now is four times as heavy as it was ten years ago. Eighty per cent of the load is borne by taxpayers who make less than a year, he said. "We have .had 20 years of deficit spending and ten years of heavy current the statement continued. "Our deficit spending has re- sulted In sky-hig-h .prices. The heavy rate of taxation takes one oat of every four dollars the taxpayer earns and leaves him with only three dollars to spend." that order. West Salem went from to in the ten-year period while Onalaska enjoyed a 46 per cent growth from to Sauk county's population is as compared with in 1940. Baraboo's count rose from to Prairie du Sac from to Reedsburg from to Sauk City from to 1 750, and Spring Green from 868 to u Bevin Undergoes Second Operation London Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin came through his see- but it's ranging between' 20 and 40 miles an Finch said. Two fiery streams have reached the sea. A third nearod the coastal highway ten miles to the south. A fourth stream poured down toward Kau in the South Point area. hospital at Jamestown, lives near the warehouse. They withheld his name until investigation is com- pleted. Fire Chief Fred Wells said dam- age would be at least Robert Herbst, President of Herbst department store, said be could not estimate the damage but that it would be "considerable." Firemen poured water into the building until early this morning. The fire broke out about 10 p.m. 18 Inches Over Airport The airport was under 18 Inches of water at 8 a.m. The only public conveyance to move from Galveston this morning was the Santa Pe Chief which left for its Chicago run at a.m. City buses, street cars, and private cars were stopped. The train was able to move be- cause Its track is on the elevated causeway to the mainland. Both telephone and power serv- ice were interrupted up to mid- morning. "I talked to some phone Mulvany said. "They told me they had to wade to work." Homes at Brownsville on the Rio Grande were flooded by a 7.52 Inch downpour yesterday. Wyoming Gets Storm Rips Chicago By The Associated Press Snow fell in Wyoming and a cool spell hit areas from the Rockies over much of the Midwest today. But warm and humid weather continued in the eastern and gulf Kona police ordered evacuatlonjstates and in parts of the southwest, of another south Kona village yes-j gjx jncnes Of snow was reported at Lander, Wyo. Rain and snow terday afternoon. It is the tiny set- continued jn tne central Rockies early today. There were several other "Pana IS in U16 ___J- tlement of is stream. So is path of the third Milolii village. A lava bed ihe or.e I was able to get close enough to had turned black. It still is dangerous. It is the one that first reached the __ __ _____ r _____ flames spout. One tail "eucalyptus tree stands with fire gnawing at its roots. The sea. In some places ond surgical operation in two i scene seemed something like a months today in "satisfactory with dying embers dltion." the foreign office said. j ready to be prodded into fire. A formal announcement said the I The edge of this lava bed is 69-year-old British diplomat than a man is tall. It ap- an operation at London clinic for! pears much thicker in the center, an abscessed condition of the rec- It is about one-quarter of a mile tal passage. In April he was operat- wide and stretches from Mauna Ldi J-J-i _ ed on for piles at another London Loa to the sea, blocking the coast- hospital. a! highway about a mile south or Bevin, long ailing from heart! here. trouble and asthma may be away I Scries of Explosions from his foreign office desk for! Smoke billows up from the lava, joining the dark overcast above. The smell of burning sulphur fills the air Now and then there is an several weeks, Bevin's failing health has caused a great deal of concern during the past two years, with several news- papers calling for him to hand over his difficult job to a healthier man. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Fair and continued cool tonight; lowest 44 in the city, 38 to 40 in the country. Sunday generally fair with higher afternoon temperature, high 74. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 nj. today: Maximum, 71; minimum, 46; noon, 60; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 9. explosion somewhere Large pillars of smoke rise up off to the south where other lava beds are flowing to the sea. A score of persons has hiked to the end of the road. They prod in the lava with sticks until it bursts into flame. One youth fired a cigarette on the hot coals. Two others in business suits climbed onto the lava, and started to walk across. They turned back after ten feet. They said: "We'd try to get across if we were dressed for it." The peak's last erup- tion was January 7, 1949. Finch said the only recorded blowoff to approach Mauna Loa's lava vol- ume for the first 12 hours this time was the Kilauea eruption in il823.' wet spots mostly m me There were two extra- Showers and fires, both attributed to were reported from the at factories. The fire and lower Mississippi valley office received more than eastward into the Ohio valley calls between 6 p.m. and mid- lower Great Lakes region. An On a normal night the of- trical storm hit Chicago receives about 200 calls. night, causing one death and of the calls reported trees tensive damage. Some three wires down and flooded base- of rain Thousands of basements and scores of viaducts were flooded. Hundreds of homes on the south side were blacked out for roof of the paddock at the Maywood park race track in suburban Maywood was blown 100 feet onto the tracks of the Soo Line rail- hours. About 300 persons were cuated from buildings in the 4000 block of Armitage avenue, on the northwest side, when nigh tension wires snapped. About 100 filed out of the Karlov At the height of the storm, Mother Superior Lucille Pellizer, 50, of St. Philip Benizi Calliolic church, was electrocuted in the adjoin- There wasn't a minute's rest nuns' home basement. Firemen said she went to the flooded to salvage some food Duluth Coal a refrigerator and reached up to turn on an overhanging light. Strike was found lying in four inches of water. Duluth, Minn. The cool belt extended from toe Coal Dock Workers Union Rockies eastward to the night voted 286 to 57 to accept Mississippi valley and the package wage increase of Great Lakes region. cents per hour, thus averting in the were re- strike at 14 docks here and at in some parts of the cool perior, Frost was forecast for Under the pact, the increase of the northern border states- retroactive to last May 1. 750 workers are the Weather bureau in Union spokesmen said the expects most of the ment includes a five-cent to get warmer than usual pay increase, plus three cents in June. hour employers will pay into bureau, in an experimental "good faith fund" for pension forecast, said the hottest welfare purposes. The workers will be in the northeast- also get six annual paid and southwestern regions. The with double time and a half Rocky mountain states labor performed on those northern plains may get tem- below normal levels. ;