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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Generally Fair Tonight and Tuesday Baseball Tuesday p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 92 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 5, 1950 TWENTY PAGES TODAY- Russia Will Be Ready for War in 1953 By Joseph AIsop Paris There is one single, simple explanation of the sudden growth of tension, the seemingly unaccountable attack of nerves that is overtaking the western world. We are imperceptibly pass- ing Into another period of acute crisis, comparable in some ways to the crisis period that produced the Marshall plan. I One cause of this new crisis is] the tempo of Soviet rearmament. At i. now be disclosed, Secretary of State Dean G. Ache- son gave the solemn opinion that the Kremlin's war preparations would at least reach a preliminary climax in 1953-54. Acheson's time estimate was ac- cepted by his fellow foreign min- isters, despite some wishful ten- dencies in certain quarters. The time schedule for the western de- fense effort under the Atlantic Pact was thus defined and estab- lished. THE OTHER CAUSE of the cri- sis is the sudden realization of the present weakness ol the West. Dur- ing the past two and a half years, Player D o f I n juries New Aid Bill Signed western unions Termed Factor In Maintaining World Peace President Hopes Congress Will Follow Program Up By D. Harold Oliver Tin- man signed the for- eign aid authorization bill today, calling it a "major contribution to peace and freedom in the world." The measure was signed at a and" Atlantic "or- White House ceremony. It author- Mauna Loa Eruption Greatest of Century By Stanley Carter Mauna Loa, a mountain with a stomach ache, continued its greatest eruption of the century today, spewing a lava flow toward the sea that endangered 35 homes and a lodge area. Police at Kona, a village on the big island of Hawaii, said all resi- dents of the endangered area had been evacuated. The new flow began about nightfall and raced at break-1---------------------------------------------- (neck speed toward the sea. _ _ BrannanPlan Issue in Iowa Voting Tuesday The lava's path transcends the southwest slope where the second and third flows of last week tum- bled into the Pacific. Police said it endangers Ohia lodge and four or five houses clustered around the lodge, and the village of Opihali, which consists of about 30 houses. Residents of the village were evacuated Thursday and Friday. The lava was expected to reach Fountain Citian Dies After Blow By Pitched Ball Eugene Scholimeier Struck on Head in Contest at Dodge ganizations have been formed; im-iizes five programs of world-wide j the sea in a short time. posing headquarters have been inciudlng tunds for the third-! tne other side the tablished; reams of top secret pa-j per have been turned out by toons of inter-allied brass. Most Recovery plan, and a start on the _ .Foreman Ernest Morton of the Ka- of the European huku ranch said the flow there people were lulled by all this ac- tivity. Then, at the Hague, at Brussels and at London, the bleak reality was progressively unmasked. The "point four" proposal to develop backward areas. "Taken Mr. Truman said of the Jive programs, "they add governments of the Atlantic to a broad, enlightened and ty- tions suddenly woke up to the fact that in an emergency, they would have almost nothing to throw into the breach except the platoons of brass and the reams of top secret paper "and a damn good thing one statesman remarked a little peevishly. The contrast between Western weakness and rapid Soviet war preparation has in turn produced the new crisis, which is essentially a crisis of will and leadership in the West. IMMEDIATE WAR, it must be understood, is not the danger. It be three years, after all, be- fore the Soviet rearmament pro- gram is completed. For the pres- ent, our atomic weapons and strat- egic aviation, our troops in Ger- many and other factors still con- tinue to serve as decisive deter- rents to Soviet aggression. The danger is, rather, in the future, the existing deterrents will cease to operate because of the great growth of Soviet armed strength. What must be done, therefore, Is to build up balanced and solid Western forces. Only thus can we continue to deter the Kremlin from (Continued on Page 15, Column 4) ALSOP Truman Names VA Review Group pically American enterprise In the building of a safe and prosperous world." In his statement, the President expressed special pleasure over the fund approved for tech- nical aid under the point Jour pro- gram. Termed Peace Step He said it is an important step toward strengthening Jreedom and defeating "Communist and expressed hope that Congress will soon pass a companion measure authorizing the government to en- courage and support private invest- ment in needy nations. "The present he said, "is a memorable step forward in our pro- gram for peace. I am confident that the Congress will follow through promptly by appropriating the lull measure of funds necessary to carry out the program's authorized in this act." Mr. Truman said the act is a tri- bute to the "wisdom and vigor of the forward-looking members of the Congress of both political par- ties, of both houses, and parttcu- seemed to be dying out. Cowboys were stationed to watch it all night, (The island of Hawaii is the home of the United States' second larg- est Parker ranch which is slightly smaller than Texas' I uge By The Associated Press An Iowa Democratic primary to- day may help the Truman admin- istration decide whether to boost I Harry H. Peterson and Orville L. Freeman, contestants for the D.F.L. nomination for Minnesota governor, shake hands after Peterson won the nomination at the state D.-F.L. convention in Duluth. Left to right are Arthur Hanson, Ulen farmer, endorsed for state railroad and warehouse commis- sioner; State Representative Robert J. Sheran, Mankato, endorsed for lieutenant governor; Peterson; King range.) Buildings Threatened The new lava stream coursed down the southeast flank, threaten- ing buildings on Kahuku ranch and the villages of Kau, Naalehu and Waiohinu. These are located on island which is about 200 miles southeast of Hono- lulu on the island of Oahu. For the fifth straight day, rivers of red-hot rock curled down the southwest slope, burned black paths through forests and green fields' boiled viciously into the oceanj--'-- or soft-pedal the Brannan farm! Freeman and Elmert Borgschatz, Zumbrota, endorsed for state auditor. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Re- plan as an issue in the publican-Herald.) her elections. In three other primaries tomor- irow, California Democrats will Isay whether they' want James Roosevelt as their nominee for governor, South Dakota Republi- cans will pass on the bid of Sena- tor Chan Gurney for renomination and New Mexico Democrats will for governor. There also will be a Repub-j lican state convention in Arkansas tomorrow. Six in Iowa Race In Iowa, six men are running for These fiery streams already have consumed homes of 40 persons along j bparine 01, 0" the rich Hawaii Kona (Continued on Page 11. Column 6) MAUNA LOA Policeman Accused In Holdup Slaying New York An off-duty po- liceman was accused of holding Senator Bourke B. Hickenlooper, energy Voters in Japan Reject Reds in National Election D.-F.L Endorses Harry Peterson By Jack Maokay Duluth Harry H. Peterson, accepted the endorsement for at- St, Paul, former associate justice torney general. Tokyo Japan's voters, ex-jof the Minnesota supreme court, However, there will be two ma- ercising their war-born govern-j today was the endorsed candidate! jor candidates seeking the nomina- mental voice, apparently rebuked of the Democratic-Farmer' Labor' legislators who Joined the April re-l state convention for Minnesota volt against General Douglas Mac-l governor. Arthur in yesterday's election. His endorsement climaxed a hec- i wno nas iigureu m aLuiiiii; and comrnunist-in-eovernment se- sparing support m the curity investigations, is of Councillors' election to Republican renomination dominant Green Wind society- two opponents which openly bucked MacArthur's Albert J. Loveland, former un-1 headquarters on a tax and reform Incomplete" returns" showed they j tic day Sunday in which political Governor Luther W der secretary of agriculture, is standbearer in the Democratic pri- This verdict and a continued mary for the Brannan farm plan, j anti-Communist trend were the This is the controversial three al 'by Secretary of Agriculture fourths of the 132 sea.s at I Brannan to give farmers govern- jwere decided I maneuvering saw the forces back- ing Peterson defeating Orville L. Freeman, Minneapolis, who final- ment "production payments" on! The Green Wind society won only perishable crops permitted to find Twenty-nine seate- of ponslble congressional nie measure's biggest authoriza- tion is for carrying Brooklyn bar and grill at market level without 1its 71 in the Chamber at stake. The accused patrolman, Hospital Tru- man today appointed a three-man committee to review the whole con- troversial veterans hospitalization program. The committee, a statement by the President said, will pay special attention to the problems of "para-, plegics and amputees." pot new ideas> but are m Unir The President named Dr. Howard the American traditions of initia- tive and free enterprise. "But we are now ready." he as- serted, "to put these activities on an organized, sustained basis and to direct them toward the building of a more prosperous and peaceful world. Must Fight Sickness "If we can, gradually but steadily, help t6 replace sickness with health, a third year. Other programs: to the free peoples of Kprea, southeast Asia, and non- Communist Of this total, is pro- vided for the Republic of Ko- rea. assistance to un- der-developed and public works for Arab refugees from 4 Continuing support for United Nations programs for aminavions for child The President said the exchange of technical assistance and skills under point four, and the fostering of capital investment abroad, are and badly beaten by bar patrons after the slaying. From a hospital bed he gave information which led to the ar- rest at dawn of a drinking com- panion who accompanied him into the bar. The companion, Harold President Truman plugged for I the plan in his. recent Western 'whistlestop tour." If Loveland wins the nomination, politicians are betting that the President steps up his campaign for the Brannan plan. If the for- mer federal official doesn't do so well, less may be heard of the is- sue, which has split the Democrats Blanch, 24, although carrying gun, denied complicity in the bun-1 in some areas. Other Men Popular Of the five others seeking the gled stickup. No money was tafc- nomination, former Governor Nel- The slain man, John Sheerin, 23, of Brooklyn, had passed his ex- son G. Kraschel, vigorous ent of the Brannan plan, and for- mer Representative Otha D. Wear- and was awaiting appointment. the police force in, who is on the fence, are re- F. Me-, garded as most likely to be near the top in the voting. However, the high man must get 35 per cent of the vote to win. Judge Dismisses Motion to Quash Lowrie Indictment Wa-basha, Lake! lieutenant governor. under indictment by a grand jury on charges of setting up a gam- bling device and attempt to bribe a county official, this morning was rebuffed in his attempt to have both indictments quashed in dis- trict court. In denying the motions for the setting aside of the indictments, however, District Judge Karl Fin- kelaburg acknowledged that the questions of law raised by Lowrie's attorneys "are doubtful" and stated that he will submit the questions'of the new pivrty officer positions, A. Rusk, chairman of the depart- ment of physical medicine and reha- bilitation at the New York uni- versity college of medicine and Bellevue hospital; Dr. Arthur Abramson, head of the department of physical medicine and rehabili- tation at the Veterans Administra- j tion hospital, the Bronx, an standing physician and himself a paraplegic, and Rear Admiral Ro- bert L. Dennison. his own naval aide, to serve on the committee. in Coin Found in Home At Eagle River National bank here is counting two truckloads of coins to determine the amount which an Illinois man se- creted in a vault at his summer home near Conover. Last week Mrs. Robert C. Bennett of Evanston, 111., found a note in a safety deposit box leased by her husband, who died recently of a heart ailment at a Rhineland'er hos- pital. With the aid of the note she discovered the treasurer contained illiteracy with education, poverty with a higher standard of living, for the millions of people who live in under-developed areas, we shall make a tremendous contribution to the strength of freedom and the def eat of Communist imperialism.' Mr. Truman said far more than i government help is required in this work. He said he looks forward to I the continued work of many pri- ivate groups in this field, to the in- terest of young Americans whose technical skills can find important employment in the work, and to expanded business investment. The President said the European Recovery program.had made great strides in the first two years. He expressed confidence the third year will spur increasing co-operation among the Marshall plan countries, bringing them closer to the day when they can contribute on a self- sustaining basis to the economic in about 60 metal boxes. Two trucks were used to carry the j growth of all free nations. boxes to the bank. j He saitj Ule 'authorized for Mrs. Bennett was quoted by Korea non-Communist China, and friends here as saying she had no idea her late husband had amassed the treasure. told of her quoting him that "it won't be long before paper money won't be any good." The bank has made no official es- timate of the total amount. Mrs. Bennett, now in New York, has de- clined comment. Speculation in this village places the value at the newly-independent countries of southeast Asia will give them tan- gible evidence of America's con- tinuing friendship and support. The President said he was "es- pecially glad" over the Arab re- fugee authorization. This, he added, was drawn up in the light of ser- ious problems facing Palestine re- fugees and with the "economic po- tential of the Near East in mind." Donald said Flemming would be booked later on a homicide charge. (Continued on Pace 10, Column 5) No charge was lodged against Blanch immediately. Prime Minister Siheru Yoshida's conservative Liberal party and the Social Democrats continued to make a one-sided race for domi- nance. The Liberals had 39 of the 98 seats already decided. The Social- ists who showed the most surpris- ing surge of influence had won 29. Thirteen independents, two farm co-operative and one farmer la- borite were elected. No Commu- nists have been successful so far. The Democratic party had only seven victories. These results gave the Liberals a gain of two seats over those they had at stake in the campaign. The Socialists already had picked up a net increase of 12 seats. Part of the Socialists vote was court action, the prosecution interpreted as potential Lcwrle on both counts will be nist ballots diverted to this less untu the November term gressive party in protest against of district court. iRed violence on Memorial day. Lowrie's attorneys, John and Dan Foley of the Wabasha firm of Foley and'Foley, presented three separate motions to the court this morning and each was denied. i The first motion was for the court to quash both indictments. The j j second was a motion to strike the (affidavit of Karl Nuerenberg of the state public examiner's office as immaterial and the third motion was to examine Nuerenberg oral-j ly regarding the case. i Fountain City, The Winoua area today recorded jits first baseball fatality of recent years when 28-year-old Eugene i Scholimeier died in a Rochester I hospital of a head injury suffer- ed Sunday in a league game at Dodge. Wis. i Employed at the Boland Manu- facturing Company in Winona since last fall, Scholimeier was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Scholi- meier who reside on a1 farm near I here. Scholimeier, a catcher, suffered jhis injury while batting during the i eighth inning of a Pastime league game involving his Bohri's Valley team and Dodge. At bat in the first half of the eighth Scholimeier wag struck by a pitched ball thrown by Dodge Pitcher Hubert Kramer. Scholimeier sought to duck out of the way of the pitched ball but was struck behind the left ear. Stunned momen'arily by the blow, Schollmeiex- was not knock- ed unconscious and protested the requests of his teammates that he leave the game. He did retire to the bench, how- ever, and sat out the remainder of the game. A fellow employe at the Boland company who was watching the game came to Scholi- meier soon after the mishap and asked whether he wanted to be taken to a physician. The Bohri's Valley player repli- ed, "Why no, I feel all right." En route home to Fountain City. with the team, Scholimeier sud- denly became critically ill and was taken to a Fountain City phy- sician Immediately upon arrival. Examination by. the physician indicated a possible skull fracture and a Stevens Service ambulance from Winona was called to take the injured man to a Rochester hospital. It was found at the hospital that Scholimeier had suffered a severe skull fracture and he died at the hospital shortly after 7 a.m. to- day. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Charles of Fountain' City, Jerry of Winona. jspot. and Minurn of Blue Earth. 1 State Senator Robert Sheran.j Also surviving is a sister, Sister jMankato lawyer, was endorsed I Henrietta of La Crosse. jas Peterson's running mate for; He was born July 29, 1921 and ,ly yielded to a compromise and 'ion for governor in September 12 primary election. Charles L. Halsted, Braiuerd, who was the two-years ago. refused to compro- mise and accept endorsement for slate treasurer. Endorsed by Acclimation The convention endorsed a full slate, which included Halsted in the treasurer's position, by ac- .clamation, but through his cam- ipaign manager, Paul Rasmusson, lot Chatfield, Halsted told the dele- I gates he would not accept that City Cafe Owner John E. Peterson defeated Freeman attended the Fountain City High a vote of 240 to 179 on the first and only ballot taken at 10 a.m., Sunday. Peterson's vote was 57 per cent of the total delegates, and it was 44 votes short of the required two-thirds margin. The vote was not officially an- nounced until almost 12 hours la- Freeman forces shouted "power politics" and "deals in back rooms." Rochester Man Chairman The Freeman bloc won control Funeral arrangements have not been completed. WEATHER f FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday. No im- to the state supreme court for its ruling. As a result of this morning's dis- with Carl Rolvaag, Rochester, as, new state parly chairman. He suc- ceeds who was not a candidate for re-election. John T. Lyons, Le Center busi- nessman and strong leader in the Peterson camp, was defeated for party treasurer by a Freeman- (Continued on Pape 13, column 7.) D.-F.L. Sportant temperature change. Low tonight 60, high Tuesday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 67; minimum, 50; noon, 78; precipitation, none. For the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 83; minimum, 58; noon, 79; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun-rises tomorrow at Addtional weather on Page 13. t Opposes Foreign Aid With A Smile On His Face, President Truman signs the foreign aid bill at the White House in Washington this moiming. Officials who guided the measure through Congress watch during the ceremony. Standing, front row, left to right, are Senator Tom Conally, Representative John Kee (D.-W. Representative Frances Representative Charles F. Eaton CR.- N. J.) and Secretary of State Dean Acheson. The three men'in the background are unidentified. (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Man Acquitted On Charge of Burning Child Eau Claire, A young man sentenced to jail on a charge of causig severe burns to his step- ion's feet by standing him on a stove, was found innocent Satur- Keep Defense Cash At Asks Byrd (D.-Va.) called today for an impreg- nable national defense instead of the "waste of money" he said, is involved in arming foreign nations.. Byrd a member of the Senate armed services committee, told re- Iporters lie will fight the authorization sought by the administration to help bolster day by Circuit Rinehard. def enses of countries opposing Com- jmittees. Some members had qucs- 'tions to ask about the possibility of fitting Western Germany into the Judge Clarence munism. "I believe in an impregnable de- fense here at home and will work don't believe we can arm half the world as a permanent Nicholas Noll, 23, had pleaded i peace-time the Vir- ijuilty to a charge of maltreating I gjnja senator said. the child when arraigned in coun- ty court March 9 and was sentenc- ed to four months in jail. Noll ap- "I think we are wasting money with this that might better be spent perfecting anti-Communist defenses. Senator Bridges (R.-N.H.i, an armed services member, said lie be- lieves it is the opinion of most mili- tary men that West German man- power must be used to attain any adequate defenses against possible pealed to circuit court and testi- our own military forces, for it isiSoviet attack, mony began Friday. those forces which will to i'Everybody knows that the Ger- The defendant testified that helsave us and the western world if i mans are good he said, was home alone with Mark, aged (Russia attacks." don't see how sufficient man- in the town of Seymour De-1. Byrd alluded to the statement last cernber 23, 1949, when he stood by Secretary of State Acceson 'boy on an oil burning heater be- cause he thought was cold. The child's shoes were on, Noll tes- tified, and he did not know they were blistered until the following morning. Mark was hospitalized for seven weeks following the in- cident. Judge Rinehard said there was "reasonable doubt" whether Noll wilfully caused the child's feet to be burned. that the foreign arms program may cost more, and not iess, as time goes ca. Acheson seemed likely some additional questioning on. that score in a scheduled appearance before the House foreign affairs I committee. At the same time, Secretary of Defense Johnson was due to appear before the combined Senate armed services and foreign relations corn- power can be assembled to offset the Russians and their satellites unless the Germans are brought into the program." He said this has nothing to do with Big Three discussions of the possibility of forming a central police force lor West Ger- many. The Allies have demanded that the Russians disband a member East German police force on the grounds that it has assumed the character of an army. v< ;