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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1949, Winona, Minnesota COOL TONIGHT, RAIN THURSDAY ROCHESTER HAS A SWIMMING POOL VOLUME 49, NO. 101 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 15, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Jet to Land Here Sunday In for a lunding: On station wagon. O THRILLS ASSURED Stunt Flier to Land Plane on Auto Top Stunt Pilot Lowell White definitely won't need WinCim's runway when lie lauds his plane hero Sunday afternoon: Hell land it atop n station wagon. Tho Moline, pilot has no inkers to his claim that he operates off the smallest airport in the world. White, one of the featured per- formers in the Midwest Air show, will set his 1949 Piper-Vagabond The U. S. Navy announced today that it will send its Wi- nona for the airport dedication! It will come from Atlantic City, N. J., to Winona to demonstrate at speeds close to the velocity of sound. It will also land and be available for public inspection. This jet augments the four F-80 "Shoot- ing Air Force's will be here for the dedication. The addition of the Navy jet rounds out a list of aircraft that will permit the resi- dents of this area to see the latest military aircraft. In addition to the Navy jet, there will be available for inspection on the run- ways: The Navy's Grumman TBM F6F F4U "Corsair" and PV-2 the Air Force's F-82's, the Twin Mustangs and F-51's, and such large civilian aircraft as Mid-Continent's DCS and the Standard Oil Company's Lockheed plus 'several hundred smaller civilian aircraft. With the exception of the Navy jet and "Bearcat" airplanes, the Navy planes will come from the U. S. Naval Air station at Wold Chamberlain Field. The Navy will provide display stands for close observation by spectators. The entire air show, including these military displays, is free. The Navy's FH-1 "Phantom" Jet: U. S. Navy Here Sunday, for flying and public inspection. Clark Denies Hoover'Out' ike served Seats For Air Show On Sale Today Advunoc .sale of reserved sonta fur the nlrport dedication nlr ahow to be hold lit tho now nuinlvlpul nlrport beginning jit 1 m. Sunday got under way today, There will be reserved ncats and tho demand for them hax boon so heavy the ndvunoe was necessary, said teRoy HHokuN, general chairman. The tloketii are not for numbered souls but lire for the reserved scat section on the apron In front of tho administration bulldlne, he emphasized. Tho sale Is In charge of Orln IliimcrsohmlcU, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, at office In tho Krcsgc Dollar store, Third and Center streets. It's the civilian side of a free The Alsops Indochina Catastrophe Threatens By Stewart Alsop Silicon, differ cnco between Chlim and Indochina can bo simply stated. In Chlnn, ft world disaster is entering its final phasvs. In nn atmosphere of decay, disillusion nncl despair. But In Indo- n world catastrophe threat- ens. In an atmosphere that is all llght-hcui'tecl charm. The catastrophe that reserved seats will be sold at plane down squarely on top of a speeding station wagon, then, after riding along a little while, he'll take off again: From the station wagon. Ills "airport" Is exactly eight feet long and eight feet wide. But White, the father of two chil- dren, doesn't believe he's a stunt man. Instead he sees his work as that of a precisian pilot flying an airplane in n sane and normal man. ie.r, with the exception that in his cnse his precision must be letter perfect. White Is just one of four pilots 'eaturcd in the two-hour show the. Midwest Air show. Their show: _ Howard Libersky pin. Roy act. Ray In paper act and. witch oft. Howard act. Johnny Vasey and Ray Two Stearmans. Howard Libersky With Rose "arakeet. Lowell act, Howard para- ;hute Jump, Lowell on station vagon. Roy on top wing if Stearman. CUSTAF NEARS 91 Gustaf.. V of Sweden (above) will celebrate his 91st birthday June 16. On December 8 of this year the Km? will have reigned for 42 years. Berlin Rail Strikers Vote Against Plan Berlin Rail-traffic between j Berlin and western Germany re- air demonstration thatjmained at a standstill today: after ..MI ....._ -u.. Bernn rauway workers jected a compromise settlement plan sponsored by the Western Al- lies. The strikers voted by to Aj to go on their 26-day-'walk- and The most famous military flying exhibition team; The Blue Angels squadron from the Naval Air sta- lon, Corpus Texas. Minnesota's own air unit: iquadron of 12 F-51's from S. i V rriout than .to accept the plan, 09th Aero squadron, Minnesota f ,1 National Guard, Holman Field, St. whlch called Payment.. of 75 'aul. The newest thing in flying: Four "Shooting Selfrldge Air Force base, Mich, per cent of their wages In west marks. The strikers, banded to- gether in the anti-communist un- The fighter that accompanies the ion> u.G.O., demand complete pay- U. S. Air Force's heaviest bombers Four Twin from Bergstrom Air Force base, Austin, Texas. The entire show is free, although hero, of, Is the loss of tho vest of Asia to the Soviet Union, Indochina is tho clangor point whore whiit has happened in China may become a chain reaction. But hero in Silicon, the first thing you notice is how well the French know how to live. It is only a good deal Inter that you remark how little tho French know how to govern. Tho phvco is wonderfully pretty, wonderfully agreeable and wonder- fully unreal. Tho French colonial officials, who were Indochina's only government for so long, have or- 50 cents each. for themselves In Saigon dintion every one ot their favorite from tho most admirable food Greyhound Wage Dispute Unsettled St. Paul Governor Luther Youngdahl was told today that there has been- no change in the position of either party in the Northland Greyhound Bus strike, Tho word came from Cyrus S. Chlng, director of the Federal Me- and Conciliation service. uncl tho most exquisite parks, to the most Interminable official [onus which tho humble applicant must fill out with duo respect. The whole .show Is perfect in Its way iittd entirely convincing until you Htuldenly tho fundamental fact Hint WulKon IM nothing but a charming concentrntion camp, THK TROUULii IS the rebellion agnliist French rule of Indochina, which tho communist chieftain Ho Chl-tnlnli itiul his communist stuff yesterday to ment of wages in west marks worth four times as much as the Russian-sponsored east marks. They also want job security and recognition of their union by the Russian-controlled railway man- deal with U.G.O. The compromise voted on yes- terday was devised by Brigadier General Frank L. Howley, tT. commandant in Berlin, after con- sultations with the Russalns. The plan promised there would 36 no reprisals but this pledge was undermined by the Russian-licens- ed press, which blasted the strikers as "saboteurs." agement which has refused to on their reaction to report. that a move is under way, with approval of northern.operators, t name a or "coordinator whose job it would be to keep th coal industry 'in stable condition Southern Soft Coal Operators Press Demands Ask Protection Against Wildcat Strikes, Walkouts By Herb Little Blucfield, Southern soft coal producers laid before the United Mine Workers today more "reasons why we have to have a. contract under which the southern industry can live." That was how President Joseph E. Moody described arguments the Southern Coal Producers associa- tion is using to back up its con- tract demands'on John L. Lewis'- union. Moody said the 'operators would continue today to present data on: he condition of the coal market ;o support their drive for a co tract, which would make possib more output per dollar spent. The operators presumably wou muster arguments that competitio h the industry is Increasing du o huge coal stockpiles and inroac of otBer fuels such as gas on co markets. Moody's negotiators want prote ion against wildcat strikes by elim ination of the present contract clause that miners must wor only when "able and willing." They also seek modification the provision for memorial shu downs to mourn mine dead, an elimination of the miners' presen half-hour paid lunch period to ga a longer productive day. They want to drop the month miner pensions, but are wil ing to pay for benefits to miner injured during employment in th southerners' own mines. So far, the union has shown n signs.of giving- in to any of th demands. It, in turn, is expecte to ask an increase- in the 20-cent. a-ton royalty which operators now pay .on production to support th union's welfare and pension fund Moody said yesterday, however that the U.M.W. negotiators, head ed. by Secretary-Treasurer John military pay bill predicted to Ownes, have yet to make any pro posals of their own and have no indicated when they will do so. Both Moody and Owens were sti President 'Harry M. Moses of H. Frick Coke Company, a U. S Steel subsidiary, has been mention ed as a possible choice for th post. Moody said yesterday that "any comment at t.hig time would Howley washed his hands of thetpremature strike yesterday charging the Rus The southern talks have been in was tho strike must be settled because tho public is suffering. "Representatives of this service have been continously in touch with representatives of both company and union." Ching told the governor In a telegram. "The dispute is receiving our ser lous consideration and whenever there is any indication that prog ress in the direction of settlemenl will sians with breaking then: word. The Russians in turn, charge How ey with instigating the strike. Thi conference." of the second world war. Any Eur opcuu or American venturing bo yond tho perimeters of the cltj (except by dubious courtesy of Air Prance) risks death. Even tho city, when night falls, one's sloop Is apt to bo disturbed by machine Kim mid mortar firing or by tho explosion of grenades, which the followers of Ho Chl-minh toss into untl theaters with monotonous regularity. Somehow It is difficult to take all IhlM seriously, perhaps because tho French, who arc really much more indifferent to personal danger (Continued on 1'ufro 8, Column 2.) AJLSOl' of a successor. being made and to emphasize that Western Allies have been openly sympathetic to the strikers. in State School Aid Granted St. school districts seeking emergency aid today had out of the worth of requests they submittec to the state board of education yesterday. Turned down entirely were fund requests by district 43 in Aitkin county; district 136-J in Marshall county; and district 41 of Washing- ton cqunty, which sought The board, approved, for district 40 of -Morrison county; for district Anoka -coun- for, district Aitkin county; each for districts 13 of Carlton county and district 91, Lake of :the Woods OT district. 11 for district 8, Pennington county; for district 127 in Pine county; for district 19 of St. Louis county, and for district 59 of Stearns county. State Crime Bureau Director Resigns St. J. Stovern, resigned today after four and a half years as superintendent of the state bureau of criminal apprehen- sion, He will leave the post July 1, In accepting Stovern's resignar don, Governor Youngdahl com- mended him for his service to the state. The governor said he was not ,'ct ready to announce appointment session here, off and on, since :.._.. 25. They resumed yesterday after a recess since last Wednesday. If negotiators, do not soon agree on a new contract to replace the one which runs out June 30, south ern operators may be-faced with accepting a contract made between the U.M.W. and some other seg- ment of the industry. Lewis has been negotiating with U. S. Steel for a new contract for its mines. Yesterday, he askec northern and western soft coal op- win not get another chance.' erators and anthracite producers as well to meet with him for con- tract; talks. Kenosha Packing Company Bombed Kenosha, home-made bonJb was tossed into the office of the -Kenosha Meat Packing Com- pany last night. The explosion blew out the. windows and wrecked the the firm's small head- quarters in the rear of a brick >usiness building. Police said there was no attempt at burglary. Fragments indicated the explo- sive was contained in a tin can. Senator Warns Country May Talk Self Into Slump By Jack Bell Lucas of .Illinois, the Democratic leader, said today people had better quit gabbing about a depression or the country may talk itself Into one. "I might go back to 1933 and repeat the words of Franklin D. Roose- velt to say that 'the only thing we have to fear is fear are Military Pay Increase Hears House Passage of th day it would be on its way to th Senate by nightfall. And, despite amendments Intro duced by a pair of freshman Demo crats. Representative Vlnson (D. chairman of the House armei services committee, said: "The bill'is going to pass just a Representatives Pat Tennessee aid Poster Sutton Furcolo Massachusetts', both .'World War eterans and first-termers in thi house, said they would offer amend ments to trim increases for some igh ranking commanders, while ulling up the salaries of junior fficers and enlisted men. Furcolo and Sutton, with another x-GX, Representative Boiling (D.- took a leading part in de- eating the first military pay bill ast month. The House sent it back o the armed services committee or further study, rejecting it on 227-165 roll call Boiling is supporting the new ill. "It is not he told a re- orter, "but I am afraid it is the est. we can get. I think we musl alse military pay this year, and if this 'bill is not passed we probably The bill now before the House ould add about to na- on'al defense costs in its first full ear of operation. The cost would jop to about a year 1952. Raises for- officers would range om approximately 18 per cent for ensigns or second lieutenants up to bout 37 per cent for brigadier gen- als and their Navy equivalent. Warrant officers would be upped om nine to M per cent, depending n rank and lengQi of service. The ange for enlisted men would be om. seven per -cent-at the bottom the' ladder to 37 :per cent for ergeants and corporals. A corporal with seven years' serv- e would get the biggest jump of all per cent. just as true today as they were Lucas told. a.reporter. The senator's comment came in response to an announcement by Senator Brewster that Re- publicans soon will sponsor a public works and relief planning program- "to meet, the growing Democratic depression." The measure would-not pro vide money for public works but would look starting them when, deemed advisable. Ruth Ann Steinnagen, right, in picture at left, 19, smiles from a Chicago police car returning her to the scene of the shooting of Ed Waitkus, above, Philadel- phia Phillies first baseman, who was seriously wounded in a north side hotel at Chicago early to- day. She is accompanied by an unidentified policewoman, left. Police Captain John Warren said Miss Steinhagen orally admitted the shooting. She is held with- out charge. Friends of the girl said she had a crush oil him. (Story on Page Wire- photo to The Republicar -Herald. Coplon Trial F.B.I. Papers Provoke Fight Chief Unavailable, Aides Refuse Comment on Case Gen- eral Clark today blasted as "ridicu- lous" reports that J. Edgar Hoover had resigned as F.E.I, chief in a row over use of secret files in tho Judith Coplon espionage trial. To a flat question as to whether Hoover "has resigned, offered to resign or indicated he might Clark snapped: "Hell, A spokesman for Hoover respond- ed to all inquiries with "no com- ment." The resignation reports were pub- lished today in a. copyrighted story in the Washington Times-Herald which began: "PJ3J. Director J. Edgar Hoover yesterday was reported to have sub- mitted his resignation to Attorney General Clark during a heated showdown on top-level Justice de- partment policy." The story mentioned a of the resignation and told of "au- thoritative" reports of the positioa Hoover had taken. Clark, commenting on the story, told a reporter: "I am amazed that a reputable newspaper would go to such lengths as to conjure up a story like that." Prank Waldrop, editor-in-chief of the Times-Herald, said the story was carried solely as a report that had wide enough circulation to merit public attention. He said tile- newspaper made every effort to verify it or get an authoritative denial. He said Justice department switchboards were "swamped" with inquiries on the report, and tha newspaper itself got calls about it. With regard to Clark's reference to the Times-Herald story, Waldrop had only this to say: "To quote from an eminent Amer- ican, J. Edgar Hoover: 'No com- Shortly before Clark was reached, bogged down today by floods that White House reporters asked Press Floods Bog Down Red Drive Against Canton By Tom Lambert Canton The communist southbound offensive was reported Lucas said he doesn't think theiiave taken lives in China's Republicans are doing the country any fjood by talking about a de- pression at a time when, the Dem ocratic leader said, the nation the Nationalists' official central seems merely to be going through a "leveling off" process. "All of the talk a couple of months or so ago was the prices were too he said. when they have begun leveling off the Republicans are raising a greai cry about depression." Chairman Taft of Ohio said he will lay before the Republican po- icy committee today a suggestion that the G.O.P. foster a bill to set up a framework for a relief ious as the news agency indicated, irogram to be administered by lie states. He said he had been mulling vould make, grants to states when he number of relief cases reached certain percentage of the popu- lation. "We .don't want another WPA Jce Harry Hopkins Taft said. 'If -relief becomes necessary, it t the local level." He said he doesn't think too much of the idea of setting up a public works planning program, ommenting that quite a bit of already has been done in that line. Lucas noted in this connection 'rice bowl." The death toll was reported by news agency. It gave no source for the report which was not con-1 firmed elsewhere. Central News said the flood vic- tims were in the Hengyang area about 270 air miles north of this refugee capital on the Canton-Han- kow railway. Hengyang is in Hu- nan province, one of China's rich est rice-producing areas. If the flood situation is as ser- Secretary Charles G. Ross whether he had any -comment on the report. "It certainly Is news to the White he said, "and I use the word news in the very broadest sense." Asked if the White House had entered into the J. Edgar Hoover Ross replied it had not. Prior to Clark's and Ross' com- ment there had been no public word on the resignation report. Hoover himself was unavailable. The F.B.I. had met all inquiries with a crisp "no comment." Clark went into a huddle with top aides immediately upon his ar- rival at the Justice department this morning. It was understood tha subject under discussion was whe- ther to issue a formal statement on the resignation report or ignort it, since it was related to the still- continuing Coplon trial Ickes, Condons Testify at Trial Washington ffi Harold L. Ickes and Dr. and Mrs. Edward U. Condon were called as defense wit- holding up the red drive to the nesses in Judith Coplon's espionage crops will suffer heavy damage. Government railway sources here said trains still were. running to jver in his mind a proposal under Kengyang and some reported the which the federal government floods subsiding. Central News also reported without further ;he Kweichow provincial capital of Kweiyang had been .extensively damaged by floods. Kweichow bor- ders Hunan on the west. Nationalist military sources re- hould be handled by the states ported Jubilantly that floods were; hat public works planning has would affect also those Nationalist een under way for some time. The Federal Works administration as devoted considerable time to tion of the Canton-Hankow rail line. uch planning, without predicting depression. outh. They said high water had damaged roads around Nanchang n northern Kiangsi province where the reds nave heavy troop con- centrations. Nanchang is 400 miles northeast of Canton. Floods in that area presumably forces grouped along the east side of the Changsha-Hengyang sec- Reports received here told of a dangerous rise of the Yangtze river near Nanking. The river at Han- kow in central China was reported about ten feet below the record high of nearly 92 feet there. The only military action was re- ported in northwest China. Central t. Paul School plit Voted Down St. Pan! .St. Paul voters News said Nationalist units had hours ending at 12 m. today: esterday turned down, votes reached the outskirts of Sian, capi- a proposal to set up an in- s a means of helping solve the sys- financial problems. tal of Shensi province. It said other ependent school district, suggested Nationalist troops were attacking tonight at sun rises tomorrow Sienyang, about 15' miles northwest at of Sian. trial today but were allowed to answer hardly any questions. They took the stand in this order: Ickes, Dr. Condon, who Is head of (Continued on Fare 11, Column 7.) CLARK WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Fair and quite cool tonight, increasing cloudi- ness with, low of 52 tonight. Partly cloudy Thursday with local showers in afternoon or night. High 73. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the Maximum, 78; 57; noon, 78; precipitation, .03; sun sets (Additional weather on Page 15.) ;