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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Thundersh.owers Tonight and Friday VOLUME 50, NO. 107 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 22, 1950 Baseball Tonight p. m. KWNO-FM TWENTY-FOUR PAGES 70-Group U.S. Air Force Opposed County Population Up in Last Ten Years The 1950 population of Wino- na county is This is an increase of persons or more than five per cent during the last decade. The 1940 population was These figures were announced today by Ronald McKean, act- ing district supervisor at Roch- ester. The Winona county trend is different from many of the counties in Minnesota and Wis- consin, it was pointed out, in that it has shown a gain. Hous- ton and Wabasha counties in Minnesota and Trempealeau and Buffalo counties in Wis- consin where the count has been completed have shown small losses during the last ten years. Of Winona county's and cities, five have shown a gain and three a loss. view and no comparisons since they were unincorporated ten years ago. Altura, Lewiston, St. Charles, Utica and Winona show gains and Elba. Minnesota City and Rollingstone show slight losses. The gain in Winona county is not as large as that shown in the city of Winona. Here the increase was this year's count standing at compared with ten years ago. The preliminary figures for Winona county are as follows: Gain or Municipality 1950 1940 Loss Altura Elba Goodview Lewiston Minn. City Rollingstonc St. Charles Stockton titica Winona Total 265 258 7 145 159 778 Not Inc. 782 761 21 198 211 321 324 38 232 Not Inc. 193 179 14 Nation-Wide Rail Tieup Feared Sunday possible nation- wide rail day as: tieup was foreseen to- 1) A switchmen's union set Sun- day as a strike date against five big lines, and 2) Two more unions be- come legally free to strike July 15. The Rock Island and the Western Pacific said they would stop, run- ning Sunday if the switchmen left work. The A.Fi. Switchmen's Union of North America told the Rock Island, the Western Pacific, Great North- em, the Chicago Great Western, Federal Court Case Continued to Monday By Adolph Bremer The effect that a surgical sponge in a woman's abdomen could have on her ability to have a child was an issue as a U. S. district court jury today continued hearing evidence in a suit against a Wabasha the Denver and Rio Grande 'macks are usually eight to nine Western lines yesterday that theyiinches wide and added, pointedly. surgeon. A Roanoke, surgeon who removed the sponge from Mrs. Gaylord Barney two years ago, testified that it decreased her chances but he refused to estimate by how much. The sponge was admitted as evi- dence this morning by U. S. District Judge Dennis Donovan. Sponge Described Dr. Frank A. Fanner, the Roanoke surgeon, in a deposition, described the sponge as being lour to six inches wide and about 24 inches long. Yesterday Dr. C. G. Ochsner, the defendant, had testified that such! were turning down a presidential board's wage and hour recommen- dations. The board made its suggestions April 19. Since May 19, under the railway labor act 30-day "cooling off" period provision, the switch- men have been legally free to strike. All the peace-making pro- visions of the law have been car- ried out. The carriers were notified at the same time that the Brotherhood Railroad that they are "always" 36 inches long. Court was adjourned at noon to- day until 9 a. m. Monday, when the plaintiffs in the and Mrs. Earney, former residents of Waba- sha will resume presentation of their case. Farm Leaders Disagree on Support Prices Madison, ot the Dulles Doubts Reds Will Seek Immediate War Agreement on Prompt Armed Aid To Formosa Seen By Russell Brines Tokyo John Foster Dulles said today the "captive world" of Communism is too weak to seek war now with the free world. The Republican adviser to the State department told the Ameri- can Chamber of Commerce the immediate danger to free coun- tries is that they may be taken over from within by small, disci- plined Communist minorities. Dulles' address came amid these developments involving the United States' position in troubled Asia: (1) General MacArthur and Dul- les conferred for 90 minutes. It was learned they were in virtual- ly complete agreement on neces- sity for prompt American aid for Red-threatened Formosa and the need.for a peace treaty for Japan.I (2) MacArthur, it also wasj learned, was pleased with the out-i come of his conference Monday with Defense Secretary Johnson and General Omar N. Bradley, Too Expensive For Nation, President Says Truman Would Vote Straight Ticket in Ohio An Estimated Ten Tons of plaster and reinforcing material fell from the ceiling of the balcony, in background above, of the Sequoia theater in Redwood, Calif., during the final show last night, injuring 30 persons, one seriously. Fifteen of the injured were hospitalized. The ceiling dropped in a single sheet. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) chairman of the U. S. Joint chiefs of staff. MacArthur advocated sending U. S. military equipment to the Chinese Nationalists on For- mosa to be administered by an American military mission. He maintained that American posi- tions on nearby Okinawa and the Philippines would be threatened if the Chinese Reds took Formosa'. (3) Johnson, accompanied by Bradley, flew to Okinawa to in- Rent Control Beater Plaster Extension Bill r Goes to Truman Falls' 30 ln'ured By Oliver W. De Wolf jspect key air bases on that battle j bill extend- federal rent controls By Katherine Pinkham Redwood City, persons were hurt in a freak acci- .dent which dumped some tons of i ornamental plaster on moviegoers cember 31 sped through Congress jm the balcony of the Sequoia I the' accident. Tru- man said today the nation can't afford a 70-group Air Force at this i time. He made the news conference I statement in commenting on a [congressional proposal to boost the JAir Force to that strength. has about 48 groups. Mr. Truman hammered on the theme that this country should buy the armed forces which are within its budget capacity. He said it doesn't make any difference how many air groups are the question is how many the budget will allow. I Legislation in Congress does not say that the Air Force should have 170 groups. It merely sets that as !the ceiling for air strength. The actual size of the Air Force, under the bill, would depend in the end on how much money Con- gress appropriated for it. Actually, the "group" is a highly variable and indefinite term. It varies with the type of plane, at present ranging from 30 bomb- ers to 75 fighters. 48 Groups Now The Air Force now has about 48 first line groups. The President's discussion with the newsmen also ranged into the field of domestic politics, foreign affairs and other matters. On politics, the President said sharply that if he were voting in She either jumped Senator Taft, Repub- famed island. Johnson comment- ed the Americans were going to stay on Okinawa "for a long time." Dulles met during the aft- late yesterday. President here last night. __________ _____ _____ cost of financing price support pro- ernoon with Japanese Prime Min- was expected to slgn lt promptly. Fifteen were injured enough to talk- Doctor on Stand Yesterday afternoon Dr.'Ochsner! testified that to "my knowledge opinions grams should be borne by Japanese themselves, a majority of speakers1 agreed Wednesday at a symposium of farm programs. Acttag rare speed, the House Five agricultural economists ex- in response to moved all packs" when Mrs. Ear- surgery at St. of Railway Conductors were reject- Ing a wage and hour recommenda- tion by a presidential board on June 15. They must "cool off" until July 15. Statement Issued The officers of the two unions made a joint statement saying the June 15 findings an "insult" to rail- roaders, as well as the "most un- rious report" by the emergency board since enactment of the rail- way labor law. F. H. Nemitz, chief of the con- ductors, and W. P. Kennedy, head of the trainmen, said their unions were "ready to use economic strength, if necessary, to force a fair settlement of the issues." The presidential board April 19 hospitai in Wabasha. He said that he could not recall how many large packs were used during the operation and no rec- ords would show it but that ordinarily from one to three large packs are used in such an oper- However, Dr. Ochsner it is customary questions by spokesmen for the national creameries association, sponsor of the meetings. John Brandt of Minneapolis, president of the National Milk Producers federation, said the farm- ers should finance any farm pro- gram. He also said national communism for or socialism would result if all 'm surgery to keep suPport (4) Dulles told a confer- [sent the bill to the Senate on a Tne others required only first used and that they are moved from a tray to the wound to another tray, so that a count can be main- tained. "I never close the abdomen un- til we have the sponge count re- Dr. Ochsner declared. He then looked at a copy of the hospital's operative records and recommended to President Truman said, "The sponge count here is was on examination by his Raymond Scallen, Min- Stormy Period After Operation Noonan, Minneapolis at- hour wage hike. The switchmen attorney want a 40-hour week with the paypeapohs, they now get for a 48-hour week. attorney for the Barneys, promptly for the trainmen and conductors "But you use your hands ,vhpn thpv reeommened a 40-houriand eyes, too, don t you? Yes, he does, the doctor admit- ted, "but you can't be stirring members of the in the belly all the time men's and conductors' unions also wanted sliding scales of pay rates when they reeommened a 40-hour j week and 18 cents an hour to j yard employes. The operation had been under- and a reduction of the basic from the present 158 miles or and one-half hours to 100 miles or aaaition, correct a tilted I to" enhance Mrs. I on! Others holding similar views financing were Representative Har-! old Louvre, (R-S. D.) and Dorseyj King, Oblong, 111., master of the niinois State Grange. Dr. H. C. M. Case of the Uni- versity of Illinois held farmers should not bear the support plan. Russell Smith, Washington, of the National Farmers union, said the government should continue financing farm programs. All agreed the government should stand as a bulwark against the bankruptcy of farmers. However, they said while the government should act to prevent it the farm- ers must contribute to the general welfare. W. A. Gordon of St. Paul, secre- tary of the creameries association, told the 40 agricultural leaders that dlssention and politics over farm programs were going beyond all healthy bounds. "The time may not be far dis- chances of" conception but, "injtrmt when agriculture will be up Ochsner removed one I against a most urgent need for a ence his, Johnson's and Bradley's conclusions will be pooled on their return to Washington and "I think they will form the basis for some positive action but I cannot fore- cast what." He explained: By "positive action" he meant the U. S. intends to "preserve interna- tional peace, security and justice in the that includes this part of the world as well as the so-called western world." Soviet Protests Iran's Use of U. S. Surveyors Russia to- day published a new protest against Iran's use of American technicians for survej's along the Russian-Ira- aid. to 145 vote, and the Senate five hours later completed congressional Mrs. Vangie Case, 34, Redwood the' two reproductive tubes, I united front." he said. nian frontier. The second Russian protest made clear that the Soviets believe the Americans are spying along the frontier under the guise of seeking oil for the Iranian government. (A similar Russian accusation made public on May 15 was denied in both Tehran and Washington. A State department spokesman then termed the Russian charges "utter and complete nonsense." Iran, re- plying to the note from Moscow, said "no activities are .being car- ried out on the northern areas or anywhere else in Iran contrary to good neighborly action by approving it, 40 to 24. The measure, worked out in a conference, fell well short of President Truman's specifi- cations for a one-year extension without any restrictions. lawmakers had no doubts that Mr.j Truman would sign the bill rather) than let the present curbs die on) June 30. j The bill extends controls for an additional six months and also gives municipalities the option of retain- iing them for still another six (months. Passed Promptly It also keeps controls on perma- nent accommodations in Chicago's i apartment and residential hotels and gives counties the right to de- control their unincorporated areas, a decontrol privilege previously given only to states and cities. In contrast to the lengthy Sen- ate debate on the original bill, there was none on the conference report. Thirty Democrats and ten Repub- licans lined up for it, while 18 Re- publicans and six southern Demo- crats opposed. Earlier, the Senate by a 42 to 32 vote had cleared for White House approval a bill softening one of the main penalty provisions of the Hatch clean politics act. The bill permits a lesser penalty than outright dismissal for a federal employe found guilty of partici- pating in political activities barred by the act. The lesser penalty can be only by a unanimous vote of the Civil Service commis- sion and in no case be less than 30 days suspension without pay. will meet in Chicago July 10. Fu- ture action will be mapped then. 40-Hour Week Issue Arthur J. Glover, president of the switchmen, said his group repre- sents workers. The carriers said that the trainmen and con ductors' union represented 95 per :ent of the nation's railroad switch- men. The Rock Island, which operates from Chicago to the West Coast, operates over 8.000 miles of rail. The Western Pacific runs 1.195 miles of trackage in California. Nevada and Utah. Daniel P. Loomis, chairman of the Association of Western Rail- roads, said of the switchmen's ac- tion that "they are utterly callous to the paralyzing effect their threat- ened strike will have on important sections of the West, or the hard- I After1 the operation Mrs. Earney had a "stormy" period and was still "weak" when shi; was releas- ed from the hospital, he said. "It is true she was not up the she was supposed to after an members and many the more convinced that his diag- at politics. was correct, he tended on He said his purpose ships that empty pay envelopes will impose on more thousands of railroad work- ers." Glover said "most of American in- dustry has operated on the 40-hour week for years. More than railroad workers have the 40-hour week. Switchmen don't. It's about time they did." discovered that Mrs. Earney had a "mass in the right lower tum- my" about the size of a "good- sized tennis ball." Dr. Ochsner said that occasion Devereux Warns U. S. Garbage Trucks Came Before Radar at Wake General James P. S. Devereux (retired) (declared last night Wake Island's defense was handicapped by American ni-! commanders who considered "garbage trucks and the like more essential Wiry figure, who commanded the Marine detachment at Deration thev" blow up'' tem'lWake at the start of World War II, related the events of the Japanese _ r r fntt tVio fl-r-cf porarily. By this he meant that onslaught publicly for the first time j- they become infected, sometimes !in an address before _the than he said. requiring additional surgery to [Volunteer Air Force Reserve. drain the infection. When two subsequent examina- tions showed the mass to be get- ting smaller, Dr, Ochsner was all He explained his mission on the He is a candidate for the Repub- j was t0 repel minor raids. lican nomination to Maryland's second district seat in the House of Representatives. It is his first try discussing the stand. "That's about what youlthe Wake campaign was "to point His forces were not expected to withstand a full-scale attack. "My own personal opinion is that a basic error was made on the whole over-all picture. Our camp was be- ing built prior to establishing our Race Driver Killed St. Bailey, veteran Minneapolis race driver, died today of injuries suffered last night in hot rod car races. would expect an infected tube to'out what happened and arid we all know that he added. He realized, however, that the mass deserved observation, and when the Earneys left for Roanoke early in February, 1948, Dr. Ochs- ner gave them a case history ad- dressed to "Dear accord- ing to his testimony. Dr. Ochsner did not see Mrs. Earney again until this week. warn that "unless we are fundamentally wrong." it might happen again." Radar assigned to the tiny Wake I Island garrison was in. Pearl Har- bor before the Japanese attacked December 8, 1941 CWake Island he related. "The only explanation as to why it was not sent in spite of the dire need for it that I have been able Wake Island was attacked by the Japanese only a few hours after the Pearl Harbor attack on Decem- ber 8, 1941 (Wake Island timeX. The 518 Marine and Naval officers and men held out until December 23, 1941. Devereux was interned through- out the war. After his release, he retired from the service and now bag'e trucks and the like on a large farm not far from Navy station were considered more iBalfimore. On completion of his cross-exa- to determlne is the fact that gar- (Coutinued on Page 21 Column 5.) FEDERAL COURT City, was still unconscious in Palo hospital several hours after 3 Men Wounded In Tennessee Rayon Strike Morristown. Tenn. Three men were wounded by gunfire at fell from the upstairs loge seats'jican, Is running for re-election- v_ o in front of the balcony. She was not in the area where the plaster fell. No one was certain in the confusion which followed the crash. Her husband, Dr. Robert Case, a staff member of the Palo Alto hos- pital, said her injuries consisted of a possible concussion, possible internal injuries and a broken finger. First report that her legs were broken in the 30-foot drop to day and two hours later a barrage of gunfire shattered windows in the strike-harassed rayon produc- ing plant. Gunfire erupted at 7 a.m. dur- ing a change of shifts at the plant, scene of recurrent disorders since the- C.I.O. Textile Workers Union local 1054 went on strike March 28 in support of a wage increase and other benefits, felled. Three men The rattle of gunfire was heard again shortly after 9 a.m. when, plant officials said, bullets appar- ently were fired from a highway leading to the main gate. Windows were shattered by these slugs but no one was injured. The state highway patrol imme- diately sent 70 heavily armed pa- trolmen with gas bombs speed- ing to the trouble center. The shooting broke out as three workers attempted to cut across :a field to avoid the picket line to It permits government workers jreport for the early morning shift. lining in nearby Virginia and. Mary- j William McGinnis was shot in land to engage in party politics leg and head. He was brought the local level. jto a hospital, where his condition iwas reported as critical. Victor McDaniel and James Mc- Canney suffered superficial flesh wounds. Actress Jane Cowl Succumbs at 65 Santa Monica, Jane Cowl, 65, stage star of a generation ago and once the nation's fore- most Juliet, died today of abdom- inal cancer. Miss Cowl entered a hospital two weeks ago to undergo surgery. The actress was born in Boston and made her debut in 1903 in New York city. She moved to Holly- wood several years ago. She was the widow of Adolph Klauber, for many years drama Second Lightning Bolt Kills Man Kiverview, year ago lightning knocked a soft drink bot- tle from the hands of Charles Sap- pal as he sat at his fishing camp on the Little Manatee river. Lightning struck again yesterday in the same spot. This time a bolt caused the death of Sappal, who was 67. WEATHER critic of the New York Times. They! had no children. She played her famous Juliet role the universal acclaims of cri- 856 nights and matinees. That was a record run for Shake- speare on Broadway, beginning Jan- uary 24, 1923. In her younger days she was con- sidered one of the most beautiful women on the stage. In addition to starring in a score of plays, she also was the author or co-author of nine plays including such hits as "SmilirT Through" and "Lilac Time." FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Friday, local thundershowers tonight continuing to early Friday morning. Somewhat warmer tonight. Low 72 high Fri- day 90. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 94: minimum, 60; noon, 85; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to morrow at Additional weather on page 21. the main 'floor were no.t borne out by hospital examination. Others Hospitalized Six other persons were taken to the Palo Alto hospital and eight to. the San Mateo community hos- pital. None of the injuries, besides those of Mrs. Case, was considered serious. The accident occurred about 15 minutes before midnight, when most of the patrons had already left. The crash of the ornamental plaster and wire lath reinforcing came suddenly with a roar like thunder and seemingly dropped in a single sheet, said Police Officer William Goldsmith, who was at- tending the show at the time. An- other policeman, Phil Bray, said the collapse was "like an earth- quake." A brief panic among pa- trons immediately died down. Ten Tons of Plaster Fall Redwood City Fire Chief Joseph Lodi said the ceiling seemed to have given away in the center and just "peeled off" to the sides. He estimated that about ten tons of plaster and reinforcing fell. Apparently only two persons heard ,he vote the Demo- cratic ticket as he always does. He predicted that Taft's Democratic opponent, Joseph T. Ferguson, will win. The question of Ohio politics came up when Mr. Truman was asked about a statement by Ohio's Governor Frank Lausche that he had' not decided whether he would vote for Taft or .Ferguson. Lausche is a Democrat and the President was asked whether he would com- jment on the governor's "indeci- jsion." He said no. On foreign affairs. Mr. Truman said Charles M. Spofford, New York lawyer, will get the important job as Secretary of State Acheson's deputy on the North Atlantic treaty council. The appointment of deputies by the 12 treaty Allies will provide full time machinery for building up the Joint defenses of North America and Western Eu- rope. In With a Smile Mr. Truman walked into the news conference with a smile and a wave of his hand. He said he had no special announcements but would answer questions. The first dealt with Lausche's statement. The President was asked whether he was taking sides in the primary contest in Indiana. He said he was not in the Indiana primary but that he was in the primary in his home state of Missouri. In Missouri, the President predict- ed victory for State Senator Emory Allison in the race for the Demo- cratic nomination as U.S. senator. Mr. Truman declined to go into anything resembling a warning of any details about speaking arrange- the crash. Dr. Case, sitting withthisjments 'during the campaign time later in the year. But he said he hoped he would be able to do a lot of traveling then, adding that he likes that kind of travel when, in Mr. Truman's words, it's nonpoliti- cal. Floods Damaging Pacific Northwest By The Associated Press Northern Idaho was the critical spot today along the chain of flood- ing rivers in the Pacific northwest. Two major dikes along the Kootenai river near Bonners Fer- ry, Idaho, washed out yesterday. No lives were lost In the break- through but floodwater from five to 15 feet deep streamed over 3.- 700 acres of farm land val- ley. The river was rising steadily toward the 35-foot stage it reached in the flood disaster of 1948 when some acres were flooded. The Army moved 200 soldiers into Bonners Ferry last night to help fight the river. The Columbia was well above flood stage almost its entire length Canada to the Pacific ocean west of Portland, Ore. Lowlands were flooded near Portland. Families and livestock in areas normally flooded every year were being evacuated. wife in the loges, said he heard what he thought was a cracking about three to five minutes before the ceiling came down. He looked around, saw nothing and decided he was mistaken, he said. Robert MacGregor. 26, Palo Alto, who left the theater half an hour before the drop, said he had heard a "crackling and crea he was in the balcony. When the roar began, Dr. Case said, he ducked between seats and reached for his wife but she jumped up and ran to the left. He ran to the balcony where the plaster had fallen and helped check the injuries of those under the plaster. He did not find his wife until he went to the main floor, where she lay unconscious, spread eagled in an aisle. Policeman Bray said Mrs. Case had fallen on a seat about three rows in front of him. In response to calls from Bray and Goldsmith ambulances from three cities rush- ed to the theater, Son Rescues Father Frank Martin, driver of one of the ambulances, discovered as the stretchers were being loaded, that his son, Frank R. Martin, 27, of San Mateo, and his son's wife, Gloria, 21, were among the injured he was scheduled to take to a hos- pital. 'Martin had a leg and head injury and his wife an injured leg. One of the injured, Edward Tran- tow, 36, Redwood City, had taken his son, James, 14, to the movie. The father was hit on the head and his arm was broken. Jlmmie, unhurt, carried his dazed, father from the debris. Mrs. William Guy Caskey, 39, of Memphis, Tenn., was the only per- son not a resident of the immediate area to be hurt. Mrs. Caskey was knocked over, a seat on the lower 15-Day Extension Of Draft Advances Senate to- day approved a stop-gap, 15-day _ extension of the present draft law, "tiTe1 excitement to expire at midnight tomor- the crash. She was treated at San row. Mateo community hospital for a The resolution now goes to the not-too-serious leg injury. House for action. ;