Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
SHOWERS TONIGHT CLEARING SATURDAY ST. CLOUD HAS A SWIMMING POOL VOLUME 49, NO. 103 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Crash Kills Area Man U. S, Navy photo Of The World's outstanding military flight exhibition Navy's Blue arrive hero Saturday arc, left to right, Lieutenant (jg.) H. C. MacKnight, Lieutenant (jg) H. R. Hea- Lieutenant (Jg> E. F. "Fritz" Roth, Lieutenant Commander R. E. "Dusty" Rhodes, the leader of the team, Lieutenant (jg) J. H, "Jake" Robcke and Lieutenant (jg) G. W. Hoskings. Advance Units Arriving For Big Sunday Air Show Parking Space Available By Adolph Bremcr A military-civilian air show, com- posed of units that seldom fly In cities outside the metropolitan class.j set to entertain tho huge airport dedication crowd, Advance guards for the military nncl civilian units are already irifr, and there were these new de- velopments, testifying to the high- est quality of Sunday afternoon's big sir show: t. Officials of Green Bay, Wls. (a city more than twice the of who plan an airport dedication for August Zl, asked the Wlnona commit- tee "How do you xo about geUlnr luoh a wonderful show." 3. (Minne- apolis will be here to televise the (lying show, 3. The Northwest Airlines an- nounced today that U would (tend a Martin S-0-2, which will foe available for inspection all day Hunday. 4. Arriving (rom Orlando, today by motorscootcr, far the air show was 20-year-old Paul Clemens. He was on miles of highway five days. He heard about the show from a friend, Mbs Katie Veron. Maywood, 111., Mummer student at the College of St, Teresa, Hero's what the Green Bay offi- cials envy and what Twin City TV- fnna will sec: A. The Navy's Blue Angel squad rcm, Corpus Chrlsti, Texas, the world outstanding military flight exhlbi tlon team, These pilots perform in formation what ordinary pilot; dare to do one plane at a time, B. A fllRht of four Air Force "Shooting Star" jets from Selfrldgi Air Force base, Mt. Clemens. Mich They'll fly something over 600 miles nn hour. C. The Navy's jet from Atlantic City, N. J. it'll fly closo to tho velocity of sound around 650 miles nn hour at high altitudes. D. A flight of four Twin Mus- kind that accompanies the U. S. Ate Force's heaviest bomb- era (B-3G) from Bergstrom Air Force base, Austin. Texas. E. A squadron of 12 Brent World War II Holman Field, St. Paul, home of the lOfith Fighter squadron. Minnesota Air National Guard, V. TUo Midwest Air show, featur- ing such acts ns n landing on the top of n station wagon. Work Relief Plans Revived In Seven Cities Depression-Style Programs Set Up in 5 States Washington Rising unem- ployment and swelling relief rolls have led five states to pass de- pression-style relief laws and at least seven cities to revive "Work relief" projects. But an Associated Press survey today suggested no national emer- gency. It found most states cer- tain they could handle their relief load in stride.' It indicated joblessness has dwindled or stabilized in at least ten states in recent weeks or months. It showed that, almost eve- rywhere, unemployment insurance ias been a "cushion" to keep most laid-off workers off "poor relief" until they found new jobs. Fried Chicken Dipped in DDT Washington Southern fried chicken dipped in a DDT batter sent a housewife and her two I luncheon guests to a hospital yes- terday with acute cases of food poisoning. The housewife, Mrs. Helen L. Brown, 39, told hospital authorities she mistook the DDT for flour. The other victims were Jose- phine Gregory, 27, and Thomas Austin, 58. Loss of As Fire Levels Durand Sawmill Durand, In a spectacular blaze, the John Wayne sawmill west of Durand was des- troyed Thursday afternoon. Despite the efforts of scores of volunteers, fire swept the mill and three truckloads of logs causing S ET f damage estimated by the owner at A" P' SUP- to, Mr. Wayne sai ports these findings. It says coun- there was no insurance. Lie, left, United Nations secretary general, receives con- gratulations of University of Wisconsin President E. B. Fred after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree at Wisconsin's Cen- tennial commencement at Madison today. (AP. wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Parking space for about cars is available at the airport. This free parking area is the. old airport, which is directly across highway 61 from the new airport to be dedicated Sunday. Free shuttle ________ ___ buses will run between the old and new airport, although the two air- blind, the aged and dependent chil- port properties are only separated by highway 61. The airport Is four miles west of Winona. ;ry-wide statistics "do not reflect he emergence of any new crisis. The report adds: "The current relief situation does not appear to be one which re- quires (federal action beyond that already recommended by the pres- ident." President Truman has proposed federal grants for "home relief" to match state aid to payless fam- ilies, on the same basis as the federal funds now used for the Airport Dedication Program Saturday 5 p. party at the Hotel Winona's Flamingo room for out-of-town guests, press and radio 'representatives and Wlnona businessmen who have underwritten the two-day airport dedication program. p. The dedication banquet at The Oaks, open to the public and to both men and women. Toastmaster: J. Roland Eddie. Sunday 7 a. m. to 10 a. -m. Breakfast flight at the Winona municipal airport. 10 a. m. to p.. Aircraft and static exhibits, continuing throughout the day. p. The Wlnona American Legion Drum and Bugle corps on the ramp. p. The Winona municipal band on the ramp. 1 p, m. Lieutenant General Edwin W. Rawlinas, comptroller of the Air Force; U. S. Senators Edward J. Thye and'Hubert H. Hum- phrey and Representative August H. Andresen speaking at a brief ceremony on the ramp, p. m. Delayed parachute jump by Vic Bitu. p. Aerial performance by the 109th Fighter squadron, Minnesota Air National Guard. p. The Air Force Twin the. from Bergstrom Air Force base, Austin, Texas. p. The Navy's "Phantom" from Atlantic City. N, J. p. The Air Force's "Shooting Star" the F-80's from Selfridge Air Force base, Mt. Clemens, Mich. p. m. Introduction of the Navy's Blue Angels squadron personnel from the Naval Air 'station at Corpus Christi, Texas. p. m. The American Legion Drum and Bugle corps. p. m. The Navy's Blue Angels in the air, p. Crop-spraying demonstration by Winona Flying service. p. m. The Midwest Air show, featuring .five outstanding stunt pilots. All planes except the Air Force Jots will land, Including the Navy "Plinnloiii" Jet. Tho alt1 which Frank Sheehau, Jr., will be commentator- la on tho second day of the two-day program, At o'clock Saturday the dedi- cation banquet will be held nt The with Lieutenant General Ed- win W. Rmvllngs, comptroller of tho Air Force, ns principal speaker. Also speaking briefly will be U, S. Senators Edward J. Thye and Hu- bert H, Humphrey and First District Representative August H. Andresen. I'rojcrums Dropped From Air Meanwhile about copies of that air show program have been distributed by ulr In southern Min- nesota, western Wisconsin and northeasti'rn Iowa. Making the "drops" yesterday and today were the Wlnona Flyers association and tho Wlnona Flying service. The airport dedication committee Wfts flooded, too, with letters for Wlnonu's official nlr mail cachet. Person c'esiring to have letters bearing the should deliver or mall them to Mrs. Hllmnn Ankro, 1082 Gale street, by Saturday night. If a Totter Is mailed to nor for tho cachet, the lettei should bo placed within another envelope, and the letter for the cachet should, of course, have the appropriate stamps. 8ho will put the cachet on the lottor and deliver It to the post- office for mailing over the dedica- tion weekend. Injunction or Seizure Choice Facing Senate choice between injunctions or seizure confronted the Senate today as it entered the second round of arguments over how to deal with strikes that imperil the national health or safety. While five proposals were vying for votes, what the senators really were trying to decide narrowed down to these alternatives: dren. Officials say it would cost bad times. a year, and more in Not a Crisis Mr. Truman said yesterday he does not consider the: rise in unem- ployment and the dip in- business a crisis, although total unemploy- ment rose in May to The Associated Press survey cov- ered 38 states from which data were quickly available. In almost all of them, officials reported rises in the last year in both the relief burden and the number of- people drawing unemployment pay. Five states voted special laws to help cities and counties cope with the relief Minne- sota, Iowa, Kansas and Massachu- setts. Three more are investigating the Colorado and Idaho. California has had a "standby" relief law on the books since 1945, never brought into use. Some of he other states' laws are more 'preparedness" measures 'emergency" acts. This morning the debris was stil smoking, but no cause for the fire had been determined. The alarrr was sounded Thursday about p. m., and the Durand community fire truck responded with Jimmy Gibson in charge of volunteers. Crowds were attracted by the blaze. The mill was located one and one-half miles west of Durand near highway 25. Creamery trucks were used to haul water from Ark- ansaw and Durand. The water then was poured into the fire truck pumps. When three truckloads of logs Ig- nited, bulldozers were called into action and the logs were spread out. The wind, which was strong in this area Thursday, was from, such a direction that stacks of lumber other logs were .saved. Mr. and' Mrs, Wayne were In Eau Claire when the fire started and' were called 'to Durand. Pension Issue Delays Steel Contract Talks Babich Fires Angry Replies at Attorney Babich, 19, fired angry replies to Distric Attorney William J. McCauley's questions as cross examination began in the youth's first degree murder trial. The former honor student, who lost his poker-faced calm for'the firs time during the long legal proceedings, resumed the stand today. He is accused of murdering Pa- tricia Birmingham, 16, last Feb- ruary five weeks before he eloped to Michigan with Pat's sister, Kathleen, now 18. Pat's weighted body was pulled from the Milwaukee river March 20 three days after the elopment. McCauley's first question was "Milton, when did you have your first act of sextfel intercourse with "None of your snap- U. 5. Secrets Not Involved, Coplon Claims By Earl R. Bauman Washington Coplon swore today that "I have always been loyal to the United States.' Testifying in defense against es pionage. charges, she was asked if she signed a .loyalty pledge while it workm? as a Political analyst to ped Babich. "You asked Kay ahoui hat yesterday and'that's Moments later, McCauley recal; led that Babich told him he had never had any experience with pis- tols before buying the weapon us- ed In the slaying. Then the por- secutor asked, "Weren't you once brought into the West Allis police jtation for Shooting a Sabich shot back. "Two friends had a gun and Twas with them." On direct examination, Babich had stated he purchased the gun for protection because he and Kathleen planned to take a large the Justice department. She said that she did and added The work relief project, so fa- miliar in the 'thirties, reappeared in Dayton, Ohio, as early as De- :ember. Now it has spread to at east six bigger metropolitan areas, reports the American Municipal as- sociation. They are: Detroit, persons; Chicago, 155; Cincinnati county, more than 300; Los Angeles, 488; Cleveland, 141; Milwaukee county, 01. The totals are as of April or Jay; they may have risen. hgated to discuss pensions in con- tract negotiations with the C.I.O. United Steelworkers? On that question the conference between U.S. Steel Corporation and the union resumed today. The two factions yesterday made their stand on the issue very clear. The company said legally no. U.S.W. promptly answered morally and legally yes. Here is the company's viewpoint as disclosed in a statement released i yesterday after a three hour con- they eloped. He said he also want- ed it to frighten Patricia so she wouldn't reveal that Kathleen was pregnant. Referring to a statement given the avowal 'of loyalty. Defense Attorney Archibald Pal- mer asked her if there was any other country that she wanted to go to. "No, except on a she replied. "Here is where you want to live McCauley March 26, the prosecu- and die and nave and-raise your tor said, "Wasn't the question ask ed bought the gun solely ference by John A. Stephens, U.S.I you know that." to scare Patricia, and wasn't tha the "I don't Babich replies and added "when you asked me that, I hadn't had much much sleep or rest for three Some new problems are looming, steel vice-president in charge 'of levertheless. And some old ones I industrial relations. re returning to plague states and "The issue is solely whether al Babich was withdrawn from the stand temporarily while Dr. Tho ities which" have been laboTcontract TS of a dep- hem durinir uty Cook county coroner, Was cal- 4 Minneapolis Persons Dead in Illinois Crash Harvard, 111. A ;omoblle collision yesterday claimei the lives of four persons and crit- ically injured another. Bodies of three Min- neapolis removed aft- er acetylene torches cut apart the pancaked wreckage. They were Mrs. Glenn Larson, Mrs. Louis Bue- slng and Mrs. Helga Anderson, 84 mother of the two women. Their car was smashed when the truck, toppled on it. The impact in- jured Glenn Larson, Jr.. 15, who died shortly after the crash. The driver of the truck, Sinclair Morris, 25, of Chicago, suffered critical injuries. A witness said the car apparent- ly went out of control and ran into the path of the truck. 1. Continue specific government! power to get.court injunctions, as in the Taft-Hartley act. Labor un- ions are solidly against this. 2. Avoid any mention of injunc- tions but authorize the government to seize an industry. This is an- other way of authorizing an jnjunc tion if it becomes necessary, but it is not nearly so bad in the 'eyes of most labor leaders. The big contest was expected to be between two proposals which draw the issues most clearly. One, by Senator Taft (R-Ohlo) and other au- thorize injunctions many seizure other by Senators Douglas (D-H1.) and Aiken would authorize only seizure. This is supported by the Democrat leader, Senator Lucas Qf Illinois. The showdown might come early next week. Consideration of national emer. rency strikes began yesterday .af- :er the Senate passed two: more loncontroversial amendments to the Truman administra'tioh's labor bill. i them during the seven flush yea f war and reconversion. For in tance: 1. Relief costs per relief fam- ily have soared. Ohio says it costs times as much to keep a family going as it did in 1942. Reasons: food costs more, hos- pitals cost more. Everything costs more. 2. Rents must be paid. Now- adays, landlords evict non-pay- ing tenants. In the depression, many people who couldn't pay stayed on anyway because the landlord couldn't find other ten- ants. Now the state or city must either pay the rent of re- house homeless families. 3. Longer relief rolls are em- barrassing city treasuries. Al- ready squeezed between frozen tax revenues and higher costs for every city service, cities find the new relief burden raises "serious financial prob- says the municipal as- sociation. In 16 states cities shoulder their whole relief load; in the rest, state and city share. 4. Some western states report migrants on the march again. Nothing like the "grapes of wrath" era but incoming trans- ients are causing concern in Colorado and Wyoming, for in- stance, and even in Oklahoma whence came the "okies" of dustbowland depression days. 5. Aid to dependent children is 'rising faster than other re- lief. Missouri'" thinks it ia-be- cause women who worfcfeji to .support children are losing jobs. Louisiana thinks wartime marriages are breaking up. Most states reported bigger re- ief appropriations for this year, or or the new fiscal year starting July 1, than in.1948. Theser increases reflect: actual or anticipated rises in the relief load; higher cost per case; more liberal >enefits, or more groups made eli- gible. i or whether one party to such a contract can disregard its terms at will. Our labor contract with this union continues until April 30, 1950. These contracts are reopen- able at this time only with respect to rates of pay and insurance bene- fits. By the terms of these .con- tracts they cannot be reopened to led to refute prosecution medica: testimony. Dr. L. J. Van Hecke, who per formed an autopsy on Patricia said she had been killed by the second of two bullets fired into her head. He claimed the first shot only paralyzed her, while the sec- ond, fired "at least a minute" la- permit the union to make a pen- r IT sion demand." jter> caused instant death, Philip Murray, C.I.O. and Steel-l Dr. Carter told the jury, "It is worker president, one this Way. answered "It is incredible that, this great corporation should quibble and en- :age itself and the conference with egal sophistry on this issue." Murray further elaborated the union position at a news confer- jnce where he said, "we're open- ing the contract on wages and wages are pensions." He said the corporation was 'morally, legally and contractually ibligated to bargain" with the un- on on pensions. The union president disclosed the ext of his argument presented the ompany on the pension issue, ontended that thatimy opinion that after a body has in water that length of time (39 days) it would be almost im- possible to determine which shot was fired first and which was sec- ond." He also testified he knew of no reason why either of the wounds would have made it impossible for a person to continue struggling. Under direct examination ear- The testimony was an extension of Miss Coplon's denial yesterday that she ever was a communist or ever gave government secrets to Valentine A. Gubitchev, the Rus- sian with whom she was arrested in New York March 4. Federal agents said they found secret counter-espionage material from Justice department files In her purse. She explained her association with Gubitchev as a romantic Highway Mishap Fatally Injures Harmony Driver Mervin Bremseth Dies at Rochester After Accident Harmony, Minn. Mervin Bremseth, 22, died in a Rochester hospital Thursday eve- ning of injuries suffered in an auto- mobile accident near Preston early Thursday morning. The accident occurred on high- way 52, about four miles south of Preston at 2 a. m. yesterday while Mervin and his twin brother, Marvin, were returning to their home in Harmony from Fountain where Marvin is employed at a tavern. According to State Highway Pa- trolman Oscar Krenzke who in- vestigated the accident, an auto- mobile driven by Alexander (Don) Jaworski of Lanesboro was parked in the southbound lane of traffic while the driver was attemping to repair a faulty lighting circuit in the car. Crash Into Car. The Bremseths apparently failed o see the parked automobile, as hey drove south on tie highway md the car driven by Mervin Sfemseth crashed into the rear of the Jaworski machine. Authorities report that Don Ja- worski was standing beside the car making the repairs when the crash occurred and his brother, C. C. Jaworski, also of Lanesboro, was seated in the automobile at the time of the mishap. Neither of the Jaworskis was injured in the accident and another motorist took the Bremseth twins o a Lanesboro physician for a preliminary examination to deter- mine the nature and extent of their injuries. The two were taken to Lanesboro ty Dale Ristau and Charles Me. Kinsey of Preston, The physician's examination re- VMled that Marvin Bremseth htd- suflered only minor cuts and bruises, and he was released after receiving first aid treatment. Mervin. was found to have suf- fered a severe skuU fracture, a fractured leg and possible in- ternal injuries. A Lanesboro am- bulance was called to take the youth to the hospital in Roch- ester. He died there at about 6 p. m. The Bremseth brothers' are the 0ns of Mrs. Florence Bremseth of Harmony. The state highway patrol was otified of the accident by Corday "hompson, Lanesboro constable, and is continuing its investigation of the causes of the accident today. Patrolmen will return to Lanes- boro and the accident scene again this afternoon-to complete the in- vestigation. Thus far, no charges of negligence against either of the drivers involved In the accident have been placed. An. examination at the crash scene revealed that the Bremseth car was wrecked and the motor pushed back under the floor of the automobile by the impact. Damage to the Jarowski car has been estimated at though and denied she had ever committed any o fense against this country. Palmer took her through a Ion ixplanation of the work of the Jus ice department's foreign agent, registration section, where sh worked. 'Top Secret' Report Palmer also touched briefly on 'top secret" F.B.I, report. One o he typewritten notes in Miss Cop- on's purse said: "I have not been able (and don1 ibink I will) to get the top secre F.B.I, report which I described tc Michael on Soviet and communis intelligence activities in the Unitec States." Palmer asked her whether Wil lier, Babich had described again asKe? ner wnetner wu the death of Patricia.'He said she E- boss had talked "'.Ja' i the scope" of the.contract clause says wages and insurance laughed when he produced the gun to frighter her and she picked it up by the barrel. Babich told the jury he g bbed and it went off. may be reopened. The entire industry anxiously watched this sparring over the pen ion issue. It is common knowledge that the lack of ;one set .the pattern for the en- ,re industry. As usual, the uegotia ons for U.S. Steel employes lould set the basis for some 835 ther steel contracts covering more than workers. on Honeymoon San Ditffo, (ff) Uchard Ney and his bride, the f or- er Mrs. Pauline- McMartin; will oneymoon in New- York; London, arts and.Rome. Ney; the former usband of-Actress Greer Carson, and his bride were married here esterday. building block, fastened it to the girl's feet with 'wire and rags from the car trunk and dropped her body into the river. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy with showers developing late tonight, clearing Saturday afternoon with showers likely in forenoon. Continued warm and rather humid. Low tonight. 66, high Saturday 88. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum 89; minimum, 67; noon, 88; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at (Additional Weather-on -Page 13.) to .her about this report. "Yes, he she replied. Palmer asked if her telephone had been "tapped." She said that about three days before her arrest she told a frienc that the phone in her Washington apartment had a "crackling" noise but he did not believe it had been tapped. In a 42-minute appearance on the stand late yesterday, the former Justice department political analyst ran through her story of a kiss- less romance with a Russian and further told the jury trying her on espionage charges that: All allegations in the indictment against her are "false." She "was never and am not" a communist. She never engaged in subversive activity of any kind. "Are you guilty of any offense against the United her attorney, Archibald Palmer, asked. "I am she replied, The five-foot, 100-pound bru- nette graduate of Barnard college testified before a packed court room. Mayo Grandson Improving Waterbury, Conn. Mrs. Charles W. Mayo of Rochester, Minn., said her son, Joseph, 15. may be able to leave the hospital today. He was stricken with a diabetic coma Wednesday on the grounds of the Ringlirig Brothers and Bar- num and Baily Circus with which he had been traveling. 'His mother arrived here yester- day. She said It had not been de- cided whether he should return home or rejoin the circus after his recovery. 5 Minnesota Cities Get Air Feeder Lines Des Molnes Five southern Minnesota cities will be on one of three feeder lines the Iowa Air- plane Company plans to start oper- ating within 90 days. One of the feeder lines would go rom Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Minneapolis by way of Atlantic, Creston, Des Moines, Boone, Ames, Fort Dodge and Mason City, Iowa, and Albert Lea, Austin, Rochester, Owatonna, and Faribault, Minn. F. -C. Anderson of Des. Moines, resident of the airplane firm, said, the Civil Aeronautics board had uthorized the company to use ingle-engine planes on the three outes. A.second feeder route would run rom Omaha to Huron, S. D., by way of Fremont, Columbus and Norfolk, Neb., Sioux City, Iowa, and Yankton and Mitchell, S. D. The third route would go from mana to North Platte, Neb.