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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1949, Winona, Minnesota WARMER TONIGHT, THURSDAY uran DECORAH, IOWA HAS SWIMMING POOL VOLUME 49, NO. 107 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 22, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES eson La Pact. Arms Secretary Of State Dean Acheson. left, talks today with Chair- man Tom Connally of the Senate foreign relations com- mittee. The secretary came to the committee hearing to report on the Purls foreign ministers meeting. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) 2 Navy Aircraft Carriers1 Range To Be Extended Washington The Navy is getting a longer-reaching, harder- j hitting air arm. j This was the explanation in naval' circles today for the carrier mod- ernization plans announced by Sec- retary of Defense Johnson yester- day with President Truman's ap- proval. The flight decks of existing car- riers are being "beefed the ships' elevators are being enlarged and their catapults given greater! capacity, to handle new long range] agreed today the public should patrol bombers and the big jet know all about people doing busi- War Contract Business to Be Investigated Manufacturer Says He Paid Officer for Work senators fighters landing and take- off speeds. With the tempo increased all around, the Navy is even putting in escalators to speed the airmen to their planes. Johnson announced yesterday Heat Wave May Hurt Farm Crops By The Associated Press A June heat wave in the nation's northeastern states sizzled on today amid a growing fear of serious damage to farm crops. The long dry heavy rains in three weeks intensified the hazard of flres in the heavily wooded areas of the New England states, New York and New Jersey. No immediate relief from the unseasonable appeared in prospect. Tem- peratures climbed into the 90's over the parched areas yesterday. Soaking rains are needed in the parched areas, both to alleviate the danger of forest fires and to Memphis, Tenn. A 40- help the wilting crops and pasture lands. In Massachusetts alone, hot, dry weather has caused pin esti- mated damagelito'crops. Hay and vegetable crops farm of- passenger American airliner cracked up shortly 'after talcing off irom the municipal airport to- day. At least 12 persons were in- The Alsops Fighting Chance in Indo-China By Stewart AIsop stantlal amounts of rain have fallen no further information. The plane's Saigon, the end of May, the drought flight was believed to have origi- ness with the government includ- ing how they got the business. Their statements followed disclos- ure yesterday by Paul Grindle, a Framingham, Mass., furniture manufacturer, that he had paid to James V. Hunt, a former, that this sort of conversion has been authorized for two more 000-ton carriers. Their names were Army officer and federal employe, not disclosed, but they will come! for help in seeking government con- from the reserve fleet. 'tracts. The cost of the work was esti- mated by Navy experts at aboui for the two. Johnson said the money would be saved through cancellation of plans to build a supercarrier. Its cost would have been at least 000 and perhaps considerably more. 40-Passenger Plane Crashes Near Memphis lured. Eyewitnesses said one engine started sputtering shortly after it ficials fear a milk-shortage the airport. It disappeared be- because of damage to hay and pas- ture land. In New York state, where no sub- cannot French reconquer this country. was described as "serious" by ag- colonlal power cannot be restored here, not with all the jet _ planes in the world. The a crop failure. know it. Therefore what the French' is simply a holding taken steps to conserve wa- hind a wooded area. American Airlines confirmed the plane was theirs but said it had nated here. Hunt was said to have claimed close friendship with numerous top government disclosure which brought a Hood of denials. Investigation Ordered An investigation of the case was ordered immediately by Chairman Hoey (D-N.C.) of the Senate inves- tigations subcommittee. William P. Rogers, chief counsel of the committee, told a reporter he already has talked to witnesses. He declined to identify them, but presumably both Grindle and Hunt Will be questioned, fy, Senator Ferguson who headed the investigations commit- tee in the. last Congress, suggested Survivors Stand In Bow of a rescue tug, foreground, after being taken off the cross-channel vessel. Princess Astrid, which is heeling over in background after striking a mine four miles off the French coast last night on a trip between Ostend and Dover in the English channel. All 415 passengers were re- moved, but five Belgian seamen trapped in the engine room were killed by live steam. The vessel was an hour out of Ostend when it struck a mine that supposedly had been floating around since the war. (AP. Wirephoto via radio from London to The Republican-Herald.) Badger Assembly Votes Rent Control End in 1950 Madison, assembly voted 47-40 yesterday in approv- ing a senate-passed bill permitting immediate rent boosts of 15 and 30 per cent and an end to all rent controls on June 1, 1950. Last week the lower house rejected the senate measure and passed of its own to permit decontrol by local option. tain a clause requiring full pub- Yesterday it reconsidered endorsement, of the local option phase! Washington Senate Votes To Increase Duck Fee to Senate ricultural experts at Cornell uni- versity. But they said the state is ported that 12 injured persons had 1 iiure. (been admitted. No names were im- in New York mediately available. Tbe hospital is time. hold- ing operation will have an obvious value. It will postpone the chain reaction which the loss of Indo- China to the communists, follow- ing immediately on the heels oi the loss of China, would almosl certainly produce throughout Her. Scattered of the state. Forest parts Southeast Asia, is not enought. But postponement The French plan to create what they call a a center of military power, across the east- ern coastal route of infiltration by the Chinese communists. To this end, they mean to root out Ho Chl-minh's guerrillas from a quad- rilateral area bounded -by Langson, Moncay, Hanoi, and Haiphong. This redoubt will not seal the Indo- Chinese borders. In the mountain- ous thick junsle of the interior, that is impossible. But, by cutting off the coastal route, the redoubt will confine contact across the bor- ders to jungle trails. It will thus be difficult for the Chinese com- munists to deliver any decisive aid to their Indo-Chinese comrades. THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE of Fire Dangers The danger of forest fires prompt- ed Governor Paul A. Dever of Mas- sachusetts to ban hunting and fish- ing in the state forests, effective today. Similar restrictions already have been ordered in forests in New Hampshire and Vermont. The New York state conserva- tion department described the for- est fire hazard serious but there has been no emergency closing. Five minor fires broke out in the Adirondacks yesterday. There have near the scene of the crackup. Wisconsin Passes Well-Covering Bills Madison, assembly gave final passage yesterday to two bills concerning holes in the ground. licity on details of the deal. This would include, be said, informa- tion on all persons helping get the contract and how much they were paid. Because "so much'money" is in- volved, Ferguson told a reporter, "the people should know what was paid to get contracts." He also proposed that holders of contracts file state- ments listing former government employes on their payrolls. Senator Tobey (R-N.H.) demand- ed in a senate' speech yesterday that Congress make sure govern-( ment contracts' are awarded prop-pline of-prison life hung on Milton :rly. Awarding of -wartime con-Babich for. the second day while his family considered the possibiL ity of appealing his conviction for porters "the whole problem of pro- first degree murder to the state Babich Begins Stern Routine Of Prison Life stern -disci and advanced the senate bill to within a step of final approval after tacking on an amendment and sending it back to the senate for consideration. The senate bill provides that ten- ants who did not receive increases under the 1947 law would get a 30 per cent increase without being given a lease. The new assembly amendment able chapter in American history." Senator Brewster (R-Me.) told re- curement should be kept under con- stant scrutiny for irregularities." To Complete Study Announcing the Grindle-Hunt in- vestigation, Hoey said that after the supreme court. (provides that a landlord must give 'a lease until December 31, 1950 in order to collect the 30 per cent boost. The senate bill provides that ten- ants -who had their rents increased under the 1947 law must be pro- vided with leases through Decem- ber 31, 1950. The rent control issue still is not settled, inasmuch as Governor Ben- yesterday passed legislation increas- ing the fee for the federal migra- tory bird hunting stamp from to nebohm twice has stated he prob- study is completed a subcommit-ja municipal court jury Monday tee "will determine what course'night convicted him for the slaying The 19-year-old youth began would Vet0 a decontrol bill, life term behind the gray walls at The assembly worked on legisla- tive reapportionment yesterday and Waupun less than three hours after should be followed in the public interest." "It should be clearly Under one measure abandoned he the mere fact that Richter said he conferred yester- wells and pits must be capped with j me staff of the committee has been concrete covers. The other makes it unlawful to asked to make mvestigation is me Oilier mases It UlimWiUl WJ conoB a rn-oinHirmoTii- nf -amr leave building excavations uncovered for more than six The assembly a bill staff investigation probably providing for establishment of a been 72 small fires in the last 11 {civil defense agency in the state'to I will take "a few said. days. Perleyl. Fitts, New Hampshire agricultural commissioner, said it was not possible to determine crop losses. .Ht- added, however, it would be "terrible" if there is no relief from the drought. Farmers in some parts of New Hampshire and Mas- sachusetts have reported their wells running dry. Three days of intermittent rain ;emporarlly relieved the forest fire danger in Maine, but clear and warmer weather was forecast. Crop Outlook Favorable this holding operation is to' allow time for the organization of an independent Viet Nam government and army under the titular said the crop outlook, de- possibly temporal leadership of j spite the month-long drought, ap- The New Jersey agriculture de- tlie former Emperor, Bao VJl "1 Dai. PI iears "favorable." Officials said function in time of emergency. The measure would have given the adjutant general, subject to control by the governor, wide power over all municipalities. School Bonds Approved Fairmont, Minn. citizens last night voted to issue in bonds to meet additional costs of a project contemplating construction of two grade schools. The vote was 344 to 63. George Barden. school board Hoey said the investigation will be based- on articles in the New York Herald Tribune reporting that Grindle, president and treasurer of the C. W. Laing Woodworking Cor- poration and a former Herald Trib- une reporter, had paid to 30 per cent increase without being Hunt, formerly a lieutenant col- of his wife's younger sister last February 10. Chief Defense Counsel Arthur day with Babich's wife, parents and older brother about the pos- sibility of an appeal. Richter said he advised them to take some time in making their decision, pointing out the expense involved Babich will live in' quarantine with other prison newcomers for three weeks. Then he will become a part of the regular prison life. then tossed the hot potato back to the senate. The lower house went half way on two amendments the senate tacked to a resolution by Assembly- man Burmaster Already passed by the assembly the proposal calls for setting up a reapportionment commission to re- district the state if the legislation fails to do so. The senate okayed the plan also but not untE the amendments wen added. One would remove county boun At about that time his wife, Kath- dary lines in determining represen leen, sister of the slain Patriciaitation. The other would eliminate Birmingham, is expected to have I a provision for a percentage basis their baby. of representation. Senator Johnson (D.-Colo.) esti- mated that stamp sales will raise a year to finance more duck havens and hunting grounds. The bill sets aside or ten per cent of the total stamp sales for administrative and enforcement costs. Tne -Senate commerce com- mittee asked for but the Senate turned this proposal down. The remaining 90 per cent of the funds will be used to buy and devel- op, wildlife management areas and migratory bird refuges. A report by the commerce com- mittee said many sportsmen feared the bill would open bird sanctuaries to public shooting, "There is nothing in this the report added, "that will author- ize the opening of areas heretofore acquired as inviolate sanctuaries, and it is not the intent of your committee that the presently exist- ing inviolate migratory bird sanct- uaries be opened to shooting." Quick Approval Can Strengthen U.UeAdds Senate Group Told Blockade Lifting Was Direct Result Washington Secretary of State Acheson said today ratifica- tion of the North Atlantic pact and approval of the arms assistance program are of "utmost importance" to this coustry's dealings with Soviet Russia. He told the Senate foreign rela- tions committee at a closed session that the outcome of the Big Four foreign ministers conference at Paris "re-emphasizes" the need for action at this session of Congress on these key administration meas- ures. "This is necessary in order that may continue for firm policy in Europe and maintain the momen- tum which has been stimulated by that Acheson said. 'This momentum in my opinion, was responsible for the lifting of the (Berlin) blockade, the convening of the council of foreign ministers and the accomplishments at that meet- ing." Acheson's return from the Paris meeting yesterday was followed by an appeal from President Truman for slackening" in vital phases of American foreign policy. Closed-Door Talk Acheson met in a closed-door talk with members of the Senate foreign relations committee. Tomorrow he will meet with members of the House foreign af- fairs committee. At confer- ence later in the' day Acheson.will have his first opportunity to make a detailed public statement on the Paris meetiiig. In a statement issued meeting yesterday with Mr. Truman said: "It must be frankly admitted that despite the forward looking program sponsored by the western powers as a basis tar unification (of little progress vu made." The results of the meeting, he added, "reveal the correctness of the policies this government has been following in oar foreign af- The father already has been fin- gerprinted and photographed. In onel in the Army quartermaster following weeks he will be inter department and later an employe I viewed in an effort to determine of the War Assets administration, how he shall spend his working now is a "management counselor" here. The newspaper said that Grindle agreed to 'pay Hunt's firm down, a month for one year and five per cent of the gross Hit AUT WA u VAW T This government and army williindications now are that only the gin in me tan. then have the task of doing what oats crop will fall below the 1948 president, said construction will be-i amount of any government con- I tracts he received. hours under the terms of life im- prisonment at hard labor. Deputy Warden R. J. Stoffel said just what the tasks will be couldn't The latter amendment would re quire one assemblyman for each one per cent of population and one senator for each three per cent The assembly rejected the county line phase but approved the per. centage angle. Definite action is not assured be stated at present but "we take however, as the senate has set up a lot of pains to get lifers, es-ja three-member committee to pecially, put on the jobs for toe matter is awaiting they're best fitted." the French cannot do reducing Ho Chi-Mlnh's following to a hard communist core and establishing a truly independent Indo-China. There those here who be- lieve this French plan is nonsense. Bao Dal is R rather pathetic French stooge, so the argument runs. He can never attract the essential na- tionalist support. The French ar- my and Colonial services are de- termined tcv sabotage an indepen- tcv s NfNii dent viet NfNii government in any case. For reasons it is said that the Inst a.M only hope, here as in China, is to pro- mote the apostasy xtf communist leadership. This argument is being presented to de- for the year. One person died and partment, as the same argument was made about China. It is true that the same condi- output. The state sweltered yester- day >is the mercury hit 98, a rec- ord tor the date and the hottest day Df the year. Many other eastern cities also reported record- breaking tempera- tures and their highest reading of the year yesterday, the first day of summer. The mercury bubbled to 95 at Boston. That also was the top mark at Philadelphia. New York felt just as hot with a top of 94. And it was only one degree lower at Albany and Syracuse, N.Y., and in Wash- ington and Harrisburg, Pa. Both the 96 at the Baltimore air- port and 94 in the city were highs nine others were treated for heat prostration. In Detroit, some auto workers were idle for the sec- tions for communist independence lond straight day yesterday by "heat vini.o ot- iii nKino rt is flier, strikes" at the Chrysler and Kaiser- Frazer plants. Detroit reported hoi and humid weather, a top of 86. Nature's Excavation Zion National Park, are that Ho Chi-Miuh's is busy carrying exist here as in China. It is also true that Ho Chi-Mmh flatly told an American diplomat some time ago that he had lost, his faith in communism and was no longer a member of the party. This is very, very far for n national commu- nist leader to go. But the signs munlsm is about as real as the Chinese communists' alleged gent- le ngrarianism. FOR IT IS KNOWN that Ho has been regularly dispatching emis- saries to Moscow (through Paris interestingly, not In the (Continued on Page 12, Column 5.) ALSOr tons of rock and dirt out of Zion canyon each year. That's the amount scientists esti- mate is eroded and carried away by the little Virgin river in the half- mile deep canyon. The gorge grows deeper each year, mainly because the stream has a rapid fall of 50 to 90 feet per mile. I a report from that group. Wisconsin has not been reappor- med since 1931, although the con- stitution says this should be done after each federal census. Sheboygan Attack Hearing Scheduled Shcboygan, Wis. Robert Hertensteiner's preliminary hear- ing on a charge of first degree murder in the fatal clubbing of a young waitress began today in municipal court. However, the prosecution was ex- pected to request postponement be- fore the 32-year-old furnace sales- man could enter a plea. The hear- ing already has been delayed once motion of the defense. The bloody body of Mrs. Melitta The committee added: "It is the opinion of your committee tha there will be greater duck production and more shooting for duck hunt after i Acheson "The results again underline the necessity of pursuing these policies with calmness and determination, as the only sure road to the estab- lishment of conditions in the world where peace and freedom can live and endure." Action With Administration leaders are known to have been concerned during tha lour weeks Acheson was in. Paris .bout the congressional timetable The bill now goes to the House. Big Stone County Accused of Failing To Care for Child St. Paul Legal action against Big Stone county welfare officials for refusal to give medica aid, boarding care and clothing to a dependent child was demanded today by Jarle Leirfallom, state social welfare director. Leirfallom called on Attorney General Burnquist to take "appro against the after point- ing out that the 15-year-old boy. priate legal action" seven-member board Joseph Smith, at left in circle, one of the volunteers sandbagging the Verona dam at Battle Creek, Mich., is being sucked over the waterfall into the whirlpool below as another volunteer tries to hold him, Smith succeeded in grabbing the rope thrown to him from shore and was pulled to safety. The top of the dam was sandbagged to divert the flow of the Battle Creek river current so that the body of drowned Konnie Morgan, 14, could be recovered. The search lasted 46 hours.- wirepboto.) Geyer, 20, was found savagely beat- en June 13 in a vacant lot. Her- tensteiner told police and Mrs. Geyer were attacked by two men as he accompanied her home from the restaurant at which she was employed. He himself summoned officers to the spot where the body lay. Hertensteiner agreed to take a lie detector test early in the in- vestigation of the but later refused counsel. denied placement in an adoptive home because of the "arbitrary attitude" of the welfare board. Balked by the board's refusal to jrovide care, according to the lirector, it has been necessary to keep the child at the state's child- home in St. Paul. In his letter to the attorney gener- Clifford Benson, Big Stone county attorney at OrtohvIDe, has ad- vised the welfare board that it s "obligated by statute" to pro- vide and pay for necessary care the child, subject to certain eimbursements available from the tate. Asked if he has experienced sim- ilar difficulties with other welfare wards, Leirfallom said: "No, we haven't. In fact this very rare case. County w fare boards always have been much more socially-minded, and particulary so when it comes to problems involving children. I Was reluctant to take this action, but it's the only recourse open." Tot Drowns in Fish Pond at Clinton Clinton, Wis. Robert John- son, two, drowned yesterday in a neighbor's fish pond. Firemen and brutal slaying, physicians failed in resusciation ef- 'on advice of forts after the child was found by his mother, Mrs. Everett Johnson. for action on the pact and the pro- gram to rearm western Europe. Mr. Truman's summary of thfl four-power .Paris session noted that "genuine progress" was made to- ward completion of a treaty to Austria complete independence. The President called that "very gratifying" and added that he hopes the treaty may be signed before the end of the year. The American delegation, he said, went to Paris with the serious In- tention of developing a constructive program which would meet the re- quirements for all of Germany and would safeguard the interests of all four powers in insuring that Ger- many would achieve its reconstruc- tion along peaceful and democratic lines." But, he added, the Western pow- ers would not compromise the 'democratic principles" they con- sider necessary for all Germany nor would they "jeopardize the basic [reedom" already existing in western jennany "merely to obtain a nom- inal political unity." Sovernment Control Boost Hit by Wiley Milwaukee "American way" is menaced by proposals for more government power over the economy. Senator Wiley (R-Wis.) old the Wisconsin Bankers associa- ion last night. He said these proposals include ederal compulsory health Insur- ance; the economic expansion act rf 1949, which "would permit the ederal government in effect to en- er into American and egislation "to give the President lomplete power to control prices if the nation's commodities." The free enterprise system also s menaced, Wiley said, by pro- posals for increased federal appro- iriations and higher taxes. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly loudy and warmer tonight and Thursday. Low tonight 64, high Thursday 88. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 83; minimum, 60; noon J3; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomor- ow at Additional weather an Page 15.. ;