Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
CLOUDY TONIGHT, FRIDAY MAMKATOHASA SWIMMING POOL VOLUME 49, NO. 102 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 16, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES ruman Denounces Spy Hysteria Non-Communist Oath Proposed In Labor Law 3 Other T-H Items Written Into Labor Bill By Marvin L, Arrowsmlth Washington A proposal to null Into the Truman Iftbor bill a fourth provision minted to the Taft-Hartley non-communist onth up today In the Senate. Three other amendments which have ft Taft-Htu'tloy look about them were added to the adminis- tration measure by the Senate yes- terday in the first voting of its long labor law debate. Tlio changes, all approved by voice votes with no audible oppo sltlon, would (1) Require unions, as well as management, to bargain In good faith: (il) Guarantee free clom of speech, short of threats or promises of benefits, in labor relch, who Is accused of slaying Patricia Birmingham, lost her com- nations wanted to use the bf ties of the National Labor Rela-Pistrlct Attorney William McCaul tlons board. Affidavits would not have to be filed, however, If the union or the company already was effectively barring subversive persons from leadership. Under the Taft-Hartley law, only union officers are required to swear they are not commflnlsts. Tho substitute for ey. Kathleen burst into tears as the prosecutor questioned her about the collapse of her mother the night o: February 10 when Patricia failed to return home from school. She continued to testify but answered questions in a sob-choked voice. "Did you have a haunting fear that Milton might know something the administration bill would re- ?ttt's asked qulro both union officers and em- ployers to file addlfavits. KmerKoncy Strikes Scheduled to como up after ac- tion on tho non-communist amend- ment is either a series of proposals for dealing with national emer lioncy strikes, or a new ammend- ment offered yesterday by Senator Holland Holland's amendment would strike out a section of the admlnte tratlon bill designed to nullify state laws which closed shop tracts. Under such contracts, em- ployers can hire only union mem-j McCauley. "Not a fear, although I thought about it once or answered Kathleen, bers. Holland told the Senate the ad- ministration measure would scrap Florida's closed shop ban and si' inllar prohibitions in 16 othe states. As for the hot Issue of how t handle strikes which Imperil th national safety, the Senate now ha six plans before It, They rang from the Taft-Hartley Injunctlo method to the proposal in the ad ministration bill for only a 30-da; cooling off period. The latest Idea Was offered b; Senator Morse He Intro duced an amendment which woul let tho government seize struc plants if Congress approved. His amendment contains a spe clflc ban against government in Junctions except where Congress authorized a court order in a par- ticular case, Reorganization Bill Approved com- pleted action today on a bill giving President Truman broad powers to streamline the executive branch of the government. The Senate, by a voice vote with no opposition, approved a compro- mise version of the bill which was worked out by a Senate-House com- mittee yesterday. The House passed It a few min- utes earlier. Senate action sent the measure on its way to the White House after a month of bitter wrangling. Disappearance Probed The questioning continued as fol- lows: Q. Did you have the thought in mind that he might have had some- thing to do with the disappearance' A, No, sir. Q, At Minneapolis when you were arrested did you have that thought? A. I thought of it but it was so Q, Did Milton ever indicate to you that he knew anything: about Pat's disappearance? A. He never indicated in any way. Q. Did he do anything to lead you to think he might know some- (Continued on Page 14, Column 2.) BABICH They speculated that this con- cern now dominates top communist thinking in contrast with an earlier communist preoccupation with ex- pansion of their own power and in- fluence. This view of what the communists themselves may believe is in ac- cord with official American esti- mates of the cold war struggle. Ac- cording to these, the next phase of the battle between western influ- ences and Soviet communism apart from well lie in eastern Europe, with Yugoslavia providing the initial testing ground. Several current developments are cited to support this view. On the western side these include: 1. Negotiations between Britain! and Yugoslavia for an trade agreement under which Yugo- slavia would receive badly-needed manufactured goods, 2. A conference this week in Paris between Secretary of State Acheson and American Ambassador Javendish Cannon, envoy to Bel- on relations with Yugo- By Adolph Brcmer Winona's top two Minnesota senators and the district all be! here for the airport dedication ban-' quet Saturday at o'clock at The Oaks. They are U. S. Senators Hubert H. Humphrey and Edward J. Thye and Representative August H. Andresen.' All will arrive in Winona early! Saturday afternoon on the personal1 1 plane of Lieutenant General Edwin W. Rawlings, comptroller of the Air Force, who is coming here to be the principal speaker at the banquet. Tickets for the both men and now on sale at the. Owl Motor Company, Ed- strom's Music store, Neville's, the Dopke Insurance agency, The Oaks, Ted Maier Drug store and the As- sociation of Commerce, as well as by members of the Exchange club and other service clubs. Eddie Toastmaster Toastmaster at the banquet will be J. Roland Eddie who will Intro- duce General Rawlings, the legisla- tors, and a group of out-of-town dignitaries never equaled in the his- tory of Winona. They include such military men as Lieutenant Commander K. E. "Dusty" Rhodes, leader of the Navy's Blue Angels flight exhibition teanv which will perform in the air show Sunday Northwest Air- lines and Mid-Continent Air- lines officials; such outstanding World War n veterans as Wi- nona's Captain Bill Garry and lieu- Britain Near New Trade Pad With Tito Manufactured Goods to Go for Timber, Grain Representative August' H. Andresen U.S. Cruiser St. Paul Stops At Hong Kong Hong Kong (ff) The U. S tenant Colonel James Kahl, and such outstanding executives as L L cruiser St. Paul arrived today for Schroeder, state commissioner'of Ia vislt- aeronautics, and J. M. Hamer, Chi- There are five other American cago, assistant general manager of vessels in the harbor. They are the the Standard Oil Company (In- This banquet is the opening public event in the two-day dedication program. Sunday's4events, will begin with a breakfast flight in the morning, sponsored by the Winona Flyer asso- ciation. Several hundred planes are expected to come. Navy Displays Static displays by the Navy and Northwest airlines will be available for inspection in the morning, as will many different types of military and civilian aircraft. No parking or traffic onto the air- port entrance official- win be permitted day Sunday, but after 11 a. m. the Winona; Tran- destroyer the seaplane tender Gardiners Bay, the hospital ship Repose, a tank landing ship and the supply ship Port Charlotte, Nationalists Claim Victory in Shensi By Tom Lambert Canton yp> A Nationalist military spokesman said today in- fantry and cavalry units nad coun- terattacked with success against the Reds in Shensi province. The spokesman said the commun- ists had suffered casualties near Sian, which, the communists captured last month, Sian is in western china about 250 miles north of the Yangtze river. Aiding the] Nationalists in the counterattack By Edward Curtis London Britain is near agreement with Marshal Tito on a ive-year trade pact, Sir Charles Peake, British ambassador to Bel- grade, said today. It has been estimated unofficially the pact would cover about worth of goods. Britain would give Tito, who is feuding with Russia and its satel lite states, manufactured goods in exchange for timber, gram and food. Peake left by plane today for Prague en route to his post in Bel- grade. The British trade move fits in with the western policy of keeping Tito alive and kicking, against the attacks of 'his Soviet dominated neighbors. The comlnfonn recently was re- ported stepping up its -pressure against the Yugoslav leader who insists on developing bis country with his own kind of communism. Peake was recalled to London three weeks ago. Since then he and top British officials have gone over the Yugoslav problem. Peake also saw Foreign Secre- tary Ernest Bevin in Paris recently. >it Company will begin Mohammedan troops from the 3. Diplomatic authorities here ex- pect a continued loosening of Am- erican restrictions on trade .with Tito, short of allowing him to buy materials having military value. On the communist side, all signs indicate that the cominform is get- ting ready to try to crush Tito. This may take the form of intensifying the economic blockade maintained Duses from downtown all the wa; xj the administration building, whil' free shuttle buses will run from the old "parking area for about cars to the specta- tor area at the new airport. The air show Sunday, beginning at 1 p. m., will include flying ex- hibitions by: The world's outstanding mili- tary flight exhibition team: The Navy's Blue Angels squadron from Corpus Christi, Texas. The Navy's "Phantom" jet from Atlantic City, N. J., which will also be available for pub- lic inspection. The Air Force's "Shooting' Star" of Selfridge Air Force base, Mich. The Air Force's new all- weather Bergstrom Air Force base, Aus- tin, Texas. This is the fighter built to accompany such long- range bombers as the B-36. There'll be four here. The Minnesota Air National Guard's F-51's 12 of them. They will be flown by the 109th Fighter squadron from Holman Field, St. Paul The outstanding civilian air Air turing the "smallest airport in the world." northwest. (Nationalist casualty figures often are exaggerated.) The military spokesman said the Nationalists had suffered only 000 casualties. He said there had been no ma- jor fighting in the past week on the flood-washed south central China front. The reds, who pressed westward from Sian, have been caught in. a and south and driven back almost to Sian, the spokesman said. The nationalists, he said, have taken rifles, 36 machine guns; eight artillery pieces and 27 vehicles. Nationalist leaders fighting are Hu Tsung-nan, whoisurvived "by his parents, evacuated Sian, and Ma Pu-feng, I brothers and five sisters. Cavendish Cannon, the U. S, am- bassador to Belgrade, also saw Sec- retary of State Dean Acheson in Paris. Preliminary talks for the Yugo- slav-British long-range pact, have been going on in Yugoslavia for several weeks. Britain now has a 12-month trade deal with Tito which expires in September. The 12-month pact calls fpr swap- ping of of British machinery for a like amount of Yugoslav, raw materials and food. 10-Year'oid Youth Fatally Shot by Brother Communists Upset in Amsterdam Amsterdam, the Netherlands suffered a crushing defeat in yesterday's elections in 23 municipalities, losing 33 of their 71 seats In the councils of cities over inhabitants. The Popular party for Free- dom and Democracy (liberals) won 50 seats against its 32 seats in the old councils elect- ed in 1946. The Protestant par- ties together increased their seats from 109 to 125. The Catholic peoples party' won 183 seats against the pre- sent 180 and the Labor party 173, a gain of one. The principal Dutch cities and the remaining municipali- ties win elect their councils next Wednesday. Recent Rains Relieve Drought In Wisconsin By The Associated Press The parched look is gone from Wisconsin's fields, but that doesn't end the story of the state's drought. In an Associated Press survey today the men close to the soil were elated over the recent spell of rain but in the next breath the prayed for more. The precipitatio since Sunday has not completel washed out the effects of the Ion period of dryness. The arid crops of the southern regions of the state were most re freshed. .Pools of water still la in the fields from the heavy drench ing. However, farmers of the are expressed no concern over exces sive .moisture. In central areas and farther up state the barren ground soaked up lighter precipitation as fast as i fell. Only sections of Wisconsin1 extreme north and northwest wen without adequate moisture replen ishment. The vital rain came too late to save a few crops, soon enough to help others and just in time to prevent serious damage to most. ..Mankato, Mum year-old. Amboy, Minn., fatally wounded last night while he A ten- boy was all The consenus in the survey is 12 gauge shotgun. Sheriff E. F. Date, who inves- tigated the shooting, said it was accidental. The sheriff said the victim, Ter- rance Ziebell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. was shot in the when the gun held by a Brother, Gerhart, 10, discharged. The parents were away at the time. srowth but contmued adequate Playing is urgent fbr the proba- Gerhart then ran to a nearby Friday, high 85. farm for help. The boy died in Immaauel hos- pital here early today. The boy Is hours ending at 12 m. today: three whose ill equipped Mohammedan.] The body "will to Min- troops are among China's best fight-lneapolis for with Welander at the two-day rain gave nearly crops a chance for bility to become a reality. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Warmer tonight, low 62. Continued waim LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 Maximum, 83; minimum, 63; noon 83; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow iQuist in charge of services. (Additional Weather on Page 14..) against Yugoslavia by the Rus-i All military and civilian aircraft sian-led eastern European the show will land here except the ____i_j_ ____i___. iner J3f munist countries. Mrs. Kathleen Birmingham Babich, 17, right, weeps on stand today at Milwaukee during cross examination by District Attorney W. J, McCauJey in the first degree murder trial of her husband, Milton, 19. He is charged with, slaying her sister, Patricia, 16. Kath- leen is a defense witness. At left is unidentified court clerk. (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Air Force's "Shooting which require a much longer runway than Winona's longest Musical organizations at Sunday's afternoon show will be the Winona municipal band and the Winona American Legion Drum and Bugle corps, and General Rawlings, Sen- I ator Thye and Humphrey and Con- gressman Andresen will speak brief- ly at 1 p. m. before departing for Washington at p. m. Accompanying General Rawlings here Saturday afternoon will be Captain Robert S. his aide- de-camp. The plane bearing the dignitaries is scheduled to arrive here between 2 and 3 p. m., Sat- urday. Frank Sheehan, Jr., will be the public address announcer at the air show. Minnesota Governor Luther W. Youngdahl was also invited to come, but sent his regrets. He will be to Colorado Springs, Colo., this week- end attending a -governor's con- ference. The magnitude of the dedication Sunday was beginning to be realized by Winonans today. Long range weather forecasts indicate the weather will be good on Sunday. [f this'is the case, the crowd may exceed persons, said LeRoy Backus, general Nothing Like A Slice of ice cold watermelon on a hot day, say Nip and Tuck, a pan- of golden re- trievers as they sink their'teeth into their dessert at Minneapolis. Naturally fond of water, the retrievers have a big appetite for melon, says Bob Bullock, right, Minneapolis policeman who owns the dogs. Like humans, Nip and Tuck eat to the white rind and ttien shift their attention to sweeter sections. Seeds? Why be bothered about them? (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Postwar Period Scare Will Die Out Belief Disloyal Persons To Be Fired, President Pledges By Sterling: F. Green Washington Tru- man today described the current uproar over spies as part of a post- war hysteria which will die out as it has after other wars. If any members of his own ad- ministration are infected by it, Mr. Truman said, he will clean them out. But he would not comment at his news conference on an editorial proposal that a commission be named to investigate the methods and procedures of the P.B.I, and its director, J. Edgar Hoover. He stated flatly, however, that Hoover has not submitted his res- ignation. This was in reply to ques- tions about a published report of a quarrel between the P.B.I, boss and Attorney General Tom Clark. When asked whether Hoover has his confidence, Mr. Truman replied that Mr. Hoover has done a goad job. And when asked whether he thought Hoover could be included in those denounced by Mr. Truman last week lor headline hunting, the President invited reporters to their own estimate of the situation. Neither would he comment on whether it would be a good to clear federal files of what a re- porter called "unsubstantiated" re- ports. Coplon Trial Reference The question obviously referred to reports of anonymous informants to the F.B.I, which have been read. in the Judith Coplon espionage trial. These reports, still unevalu- ated by the F.B.I, named many prominent persons as communists. As for the subject of spies, invited reporters to read the his- tory of the alien and sedition laws of the 17flO's, following the Revo- lutionary war. You'll be surprised at the parallel, he said. That hysteria finally died out and he country did not go to hell, said Mr. Truman, adding: So will this hysteria and the coun- ry will not go to hell. The proposal for an investigation f the P.B.I, by an impartial com. mission was made by the Provi- lence (R.I.) Journal. A correspon- .ent for the Journal told Mr. Tru- man the paper was thinking of uiet, closed study with no fanfare f publicity. The President chuckled and ask- ed: Did the correspondent ever ear of an investigation like tbAt? The spy discussion took up most E the news conference but the 'resident also had this to say on ther matters: Boosts Bracnan Plan Declared the Brannan farm plan will be passed by the present Con- gress. Reports from the Democrat- ic farm meeting at Des Moines, hinting that it might be good po- litical strategy to delay action until 1950, definitely are not administra- tion policy, be emphasized. Stated very positively the coun- try does not now stand in an ec- onomic crisis. But he had no comment on statement of C.I.O. President Wal- ter Reuther yesterday that the ad- ministration will take vigorous steps to bolster the economy. Expressed belief that Congress should extend regulation "W" which authorizes federal controls over installment terms and bank credit. The law expires June 30. Reorganization Asked Called on Congress to pass promptly the reorganization bill which would give him sweeping powers to merge and streamline government bureaus. A compro- mise to resolve House and Senate differences on the measure was approved by a conference commit- -ee yesterday. Several reorganiza- tions are ready now, he reported. Said he hadn't thought of nam- ing Dwight Griswold, former head of the Greek aid mission, as No. 2 man to John McCloy, new civil administration of American-occu- pied Germany. But Griswold is a good man, he added, and McCloy can have him if he wants him. Told a questioner that the pro- posal for a Mexican loan for oil development has not come to him for a final decision, but he still favors the idea. There were also several good- humored no wheth- er he would or wouldn't run again in 1952; on whether he would cre- ate a national monetary commis- sion to revamp the money system: on whether he favors a special ses- sion of Congress to act on the Eloover commission's recommenda- tions for government reorganiza- tion; and on the progress of the Big Four ministers in Paris.