Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
WARMER TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 23 SUPPORT YOURY.M. C.A. WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 15, 1949 WageP Railroads Feel Coal Pinch 40-Hour Week For Rail Workers Nonoperating Employes Near Contract Agreement and union Senate Passes Winona Liquor License 11 If the house passes the bill this afternoon, it will then to the desk of Governor Luther W. Young- dahl for WE signature or veto. Two years ago, at another legislative! session, he vetoed every bill to ex- pand liquor license privileges that came to his desk. Today's 36-20 vpte in the senate nek said that approximately n was only two more than the min- at'ors present at the session needed to pass the bill, and not vote and that most of these short of the two-thirds vote had previously informed him to pass a bill over the By Adolph Brcmer The bill doubling allowable on- sale liquor licenses in Winona pas- sed the Minnesota senate, 36-20, this morning, and all Indications were that the bill would be pas- in the house of representatives jsometime this afternoon. Winona County Senator L. W. Der- nek said that approximately 11 sen- Senate Set To Confirm James Boyd Lewis Losing Fight Against Mine Bureau Head representatives planned to meet to day to discuss final Issues In draft- i ing a new 40-hour tract for the natio operating rail workers. Indications were that their approval. governor's veto. Forty-two of the ieir approval. igovemura -t-mi-j In the house prospects were good j 67 senators must agree to over-i o CitV T-tHo ft i LUC wf passage, according to City By Gib Staley Pittsburgh yp) The nation's railroad economy began feeling the pinch of the coal mine shutdown l issues in arait- iu' Voctpr i Representative A. R. Lejk. Yester- work-week con-ld tternoorii sitting as a commit- n's the whole, the house passed ,the liquor bill on an vote. 'aye" and Indications were that the vote month old wage-hour dispute Chough .LI..__ill _ ..1.11 tl-ilr luoolr a! Hj C uwv- ride a veto. Change In Votlnj 01 UUBI. A significant'change in the vot- ing this morning in the senate recorded by Senator Colvin G. Red Wing, "instrumental in delay- ably will be settled this railroad spokesman said. He saldj the "broad" issues in the applica- tion of cutting the work week from 48 to 40 hours have been agreed upon by the 131 carriers and 16 nonoperating unions. A union spokesman said the new 40 hour week, to become effective next September 1. will mean a Monday through Friday schedule for some of the nonoper- ators. No Cut In Pay The unions and carriers have! agreed there will be no cut in pay. They also have agreed to the seven cents an hour wage increase, ret-j roactlve to last October 1, which was recommended by a presiden- tial fact-finding board. The board estimated the shorter work week and pay hike would cost .the railroads a year. Since making its report last, December 17 the board has been1 called Jn twice by the negotiators in an effort to help them reach agreement on its recommendations. The Issue holding up settlement was the application of the 40-hour work week. Under the board's ruling, an un- estlmated number will receive Sun- days and Mondays off. Most of the remainder will be granted two con- secutive days off. A carrier source said some employes In the rail- road Industry which operates. 24 hours a day seven days- a week! will not receive two consecutive days off because of inability to work out a schedule without hamp- ering operations. Discuss Days Off A rail carrier spokesman said most of the clerks, shopmen and maintenance workers will get Sat- urdays and Sundays off. Other members of the union include tel- egraphers, signalmen, waiters and those hot actually operating trains. The mediators' report Monday contained these general work schedules: 1. A work-week of 40 hours, con- sisting of five days of eight hours, each, with two consecutive days] off in each seven. 2. Where a worker's duties "can be reasonably met in five he will have Saturday and Sunday off. 20 Per Cent Boost Set 3. In job classifications that re- quire six days of work, the indi- vidual worker will have Saturday and Sunday, or Sunday and Mon- day off. 4. Any two consecutive days on, "with the presumption of favor of Saturday and will be off days for workers in jobs which, must be filled seven days a week.j f votes. To Governor He reported that Representative (the Rev.) Clarence -G. -Langley, ing of the bill two weeks I in earnest today but the remainder 'of coal-dependent Industry hummed! recoraeu oy Butler Fergus Falls, chairman of week mine shutdown ordered the liquor committee. At the sen- ate committee hearing on the bill he opposed the bill, but today he voted for It. The senate gave the bill prelim- inary approval, on an unrecorded "aye" and "no" vote Thursday. app inted PP f Senator Dernek predicted to his aosapp ne the whole session today, yesterday afternoon, and therefore, not start any floor dehate It permits Winona to that increasing the number "of liq uor licenses would lead to a red- licenses. .stead of 16 Hquor On the second day of the two- by President John L. of the Mine Workers, coal hauling rail- roads continued the progressive sys- tem of layoffs begun yesterday. By the end of the week some 000 railroaders will be the soft and hard coal min- ers who stayed home yesterday. The steel industry showed no sign uor licenses WOUIQ. icttu. w uction in the number of beer tav-joj cutting operations'. Blast fur- Ifl.W i______J nvn ems which now pose a law Child Held Captive Ten Years Released Gerald Sullivan late Winter Cold late winter.- cole snap chilled a wide area of the na tion today. Boy, 14, Kept in Dungeon-Like Room for Decade Boston Fpurteen-year-old Gerald by po- lice as a "captive love child" for ten to his heart everything that came near him to- day. The simplest cat, a dog, and objects familiar to every child strange and dear to Gerald. He fondled the cat, which he at first Identified as "a called for heaps of ice cream, and looked starry-eyed at a baseball and bat. Police Captain Francis W. Rus- sell quoted the mother, Mrs. Anne F. Sullivan, 45, .as saying the-boy was illegitimate. She told authorities, Russell said, that the child had been held in a dungeon-like room for a decade to hide her "secret She pleaded guilty to a charge of neglect In district court yester- day and was held in bond for a hearing tomorrow. Hoped to Keep Secret Police quoted the mother as say- ing she had "hoped to keep it a secret until God might take the child, so it wouldn't bring disgrace on my other children." But the other Mar- ine sons and a young daughter- were unaware of the boy's real identity. Even neighbors did not [know of the child's existence. The 20-year-old corpor- police: "We never knew who the boy was. We dared not ask." The child lived in .a bare room furnished only with a cot. He left it on rare then only to go to one of the adjoining rooms Inaces roared toward record pro- duction. The American Steel Iron Institute said this .week's output of steel ingots and castings is expect- ed to total net tons. This compares with the previous record of tons set last week. However, Bethlehem Steel said it had enough 'coal on hand for only a few weeks. The national coal stockpile of tons is ex- pected to be reduced tons by March 28, the day the miners are scheduled to resume digging. If the stoppage continues much longer than two weeks, retrenchment would be inevitable. Lewis called the holiday as a me- morial to men killed or injured in the mines last year. He also term- ed it a protest against appointment of Dr. James Boyd as director of the Federal Bureau of Mines. Senate Ready to Confirm Boyd L. Lewis' spectacular attempt to block Sen- ate approval of James Boyd.as di- rector of the Federal Bureau of Mines seemed, doomed to failure today. The Senate interior committee gave Boyd's nomination a 10-1 okay (Continued on Page 14, Column 1.) COAL STRIKE Spectators In Foreground scatter as turpentine drums explode with a terrific roar and burst of flame at the Sand Le in Oakland. Calif., today. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Fire Destroys Army Warehouse at Oakland Accused Tomah Slayer's Exam 'Satisfactory' Sparta, mental ex- amination of a man accused of slay- Ing his father was termed "satis- factory" today by defense attorneys who said they will'not ask for fur- ther tests. Thomas Skemp, La Crosse, re- Oakland, .Calif. A raging waterfront fire today destroyed one of the Army's' largest warehouse docks on the West coast. Flames shot 700 feet Into the air as the pier in Oakland's outer harbor 'went up. Two ships warped alongside were damaged before they were towed to safety. Adjacent warehouses and the en- tire Oakland industrial waterfront were threatened for several hours by the spectacular blaze. Three hours after the fire start- ed oil drums exploded, hurling burning oil 600 feet or more. Paint, rubber tires and other combusti- bles jamming the warehouse, fed the blistering blaze that kept fire- ois.cuiy, James Jackson, 21, of men from closing in. James Boyd eldest brother. The youngster was picked up Temperatures were below I Sunday in an alley near his home. The Black Lines radiating from this model of a missile are shock waves built up when winds of supersonic speed struck it. They were pictured during a University of Minnesota demon- stration of its new wind t.unnel at Minneapolis; An air current traveling M.P.H. was_ loosed. The waves form when air turning a corner at supersonic speeds piles up on itself caus- ing a pressure rise. A.P. Staff Photographer Chester Magnu- son made this picture with his four by five Speed Graphic ca- mera with lens stopped to Fll and set for one second ex- posure. Light source was a high intensity mercury vapor lamp shining through the tunnel onto a ground glass screen. (Story on page 4.) (AJP. Wirephoto to .The mal fpm the Rockies to the Appa- lachians and from Arkansas-Ten- nessee to the Canadian border. There were subzero readings in the Dakotas and northern. Minne- sota. One of the lowest readings was 12 below at Dickinson, N. D. Temperatures were ten to 15 de- grees below normal over the Great Lakes, Mississippi and the Upper Mississippi valley. Colder weather was forecast to- night for the southwest states. The mercury was expected to fall to zero in parts of Nebraska, Mis- souri, and Kansas and to tea above in Oklahoma. Temperatures were expected to moderate over most of was wearing tatters of two dresses. His long hair fell over his shoulders. He was bare- footed. Escapes from Room The younger escaped from the Sherry, room in an unguarded, moment. Police said he was "bright and despite his long im- prisonment. He could talk well enough to the north central states. Readings were abo'ut normal along the Pacific coast and most of the eastern states. They were above normal in the northeastern states. Bette Davis Faces Suit on Back Taxes Los would you like this to happen to you ___________ ___ been sued by the government for in back income taxes. The action, filed yesterday, al- leges the blond film actress owes the taxes for the years 1942 and 1943, The suit is based on the relin- quishment of her former husband, the late Arthur A. Farnsworth, of all his community property rights to her earnings during those two years, said Assistant U. S. Attor ney Edward H. Mitchell. The actress is1 sued under her Toman, accused gunshot slayer of his father, said the first degree murder trial of his client will open next week. Skemp said he and his defense colleagues had agreed they would not ask Circuit Judge Bruce Beilfuss to order further examina- jtions. Jackson was examined by Dr. I Edward Burns of Madison in the Monroe county jail last week. Judge Beilfuss had said he would an- nounce procedure for further tests, if necessary, yesterday. Jackson is charged with shooting his father, Earl, a salesman, during his father, Earl, a salesman, during sligntiy by the flames were an argument at the family home. Young America and legal name of Mrs. William Grant Famed Quebec Burns make himself understood. "How did you learn to talk and police asked him. pressing my ear to the door and listening to others talk, "f he replied. He didn't know -whether he was a boy or girl until police explained to him that he was a boy. It didn't seem to make much difference to 'Gerald. The youngster played spiritedly today with other children in the borne to which he was assigned. Quebec, More than 2SO firemen today battled two major blaxes in Quebec, damage is estimated at more than No casualties have been reported. One fire destroyed the three- story Quebec coliseum in the St. Francis D'Assize district, The other fire was in a shoe store in the heart of the down- town financial district. The fires broke out within half hour of each other. KH X-l UAll An hour later the fire bad burned itself out of fuel, leaving only red embers of debris on the concrete wlisrf t Two soldiers were hurt slightly. Fifty Army families were evacuat- ed from nearby Army base resi- dences. The cause of fire was not det- ermined. The possibility of sab- otage was not discounted. Colonel George Brown, provost marshal of the Army base, said an investi- gation would be conducted at once. The two ships scorched and dam- House Set For Rent Control Vote BULLETIN Washington Toted today to let each itate, county and city decide for-It- self whether to keep rent con- trol. By Francis M. LeMay Washington Dem- ocratic leaders rounded up all available votes for a House show- down today on the bill to continue rent controls another 15 months. Anticipating a close vote, party chiefs sent telegrams to all House Democrats asking them to be on hand. The House was called to mee' an hour earlier than usual. Controls on dwelling places will end. March 31, unless toe rent law is renewed. The need e Association Calls Protest Meeting Blanket Increase Of a Year Would Be Offered By Gordon City school teachers, whose wage requests were rejected by the Wi- nona board of education last night, acted quickly today to protest the board action and consider further measures for continuing their ef- forts to obtain salary increases. Alter being Informed that the school board had proposed a gen- eral pay boost for all members of the teaching staff rather than the schedule proposed by the or- ganized teachers salary committee, Alfred Stiff, president of the Wino- na Public School Teachers associa- tion, called a general meeting of teachers in the Senior High school auditorium today at p. m., to "protest the action of the board in rejecting the teachers' The purpose of the meeting this afternoon was to determine teacher sentiment In wage matters and con- sider the possibility of reiterating salary requests before the board takes final action in fixing salaries lor the next school year. Meet With Board At last night's board meeting, V. A. Koivumaki and Lloyd Gilbert of the teachers association met with board members briefly at the open- ing of the session to review the [teachers' salary requests and ask that the school board act favorably ion them. The proposed schedule struck a snag during board deliberations la- r in the evening, however. The major result of last lengthy session was a revised teach- ere' salary schedule affording the teachers a wage settlement that constitutes a blanket annual increase for virtually every instruc- tor on the board of education pay- roll. The hike recommended is (till for many classifications on the salary schedule from 1100 to short of meeting the requests drafted this sprint by the salary study committee of the Winona Public School Teachers association. The present salary discussions were begun at the February board meeting. At that time a W.P.S.T.A.- proposed salary schedule revision was presented which would increase the starting salary from to and boost the maxium for teachers with only bachelor's de- to Instructors holding master's de- grees would start in. the school sys- tem at while similar degree- hoiders after ten years experience would be eligible for At the present time, teachers with master's egrees start at and receive with ten years experience. Revamped Plan This revamped salary rate sched- le, which had been approved pre- iously by the school board's teach- rs and textbooks committee, re- eived its' first reading at last month's meeting as did a series of ther amendments to the schedule which would liberalize the rules un- der which teachers are required to attend summer school to obtain ad- The case will come to trial during he court term opening next Mon- day. Judge Beilfuss of Neillsville will preside in the absence because of illness of Judge Robert S. Cowie of La Crosse. Sleeping Tablets Blamed in Death Los has taken Fannie Heischuber, 61, be- queathed the income from the 000 estate of her daughter, Beryl Wallace, Earl Carroll showgirl kil- led in a plane crash last June. Another daughter, Marilyn, told police her mother died last night in a hospital of an overdose of sleeping tablets. She explained her mother had been in the habit of :aking them and believes she took ;oo many by accident. Beryl Wallace, named by Carroll in his will as "my beloved friend, was principal heir to the show- man's estate if he had died first. But Carroll and Miss the Army transport Ser- geant George O. Keathley. Army authorities estimated dock and warehouse damage at about It serves as a base both for re- ceiving and dispatching troops and supplies to and from all parts of the Pacific. Canada to Boost Defense Spending Ottawa, Iff) will up "her defense spending by one-half according to an estimate presented to parliament yesterday. New budget figures call for for defense compared with last year. Finance Minister Douglas Abbott told parliament the increased spending was made necessary by 'the same dangers which have led i died first u arr Wallace were killed in the same to' the proposed North air crash. Upon Mrs. Heischuber's death, her daughter's estate and her home here go to her four sisters. The total Canadian budget esti- mate made public was 181-an increase of over' vancement on the salary schedule. Local board practice requires that amendments to the salary schedule receive two in final form at successive board adoption. Amendments to: the pay schedule were so extensively revised last night that February's first reading was invalidated and Monday's ac- tion constituted a first reading of the present compromise agreement. Should no further changes be made lorthern and southern Democrats hi the Senate as a reason for bring ing the two-week-old filibuster to close. In the House, the big test was expected to come on a Republican demand for another vote on their proposal to continue controls for snly 90 days. On Friday, admin .stration forces barely beat back that limit 178 to 163, after Kepub with the help of about 3' won the first test to 161. Powerful .support developed be hind an amendment by Represent ative Williams to le states, counties and municipalities throw out federal rent controls in their areas any time they please regardless of how the federal ren administrator feels about it. Numerous "other amendments were proposed, in an effort to draw some of the teeth of the bill. One probably, will call for only a six month Both the let-the states-do-it and the six-month ex tension plans also had strong tack ing in the senate. But In the House, at least, Speak er Rayburn (D-Texas) predictec the administration will come ou "all right" counted. when the votes ar Continuation of rent control is the first major item in President JJJ, UJd-lJtl-i f v be approved with a second reading The decision to settle on the boost was made at the end of an extended discussion during which board members also in the interest of school lolding the line on present wage Other Cities During present salary talks the teachers have posed their requests in consequence of an alleged dis- crepancy in wage scales of Winona schools and school systems in other Southern Minnesota cities of com- parable size. If the schedule which received its first reading last night is adopted (Continued on Page Column 3.) SCHOOL BOARD WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Increasing cloudiness and slightly warmer to- night; low 14. Mostly cloudy and warmer Wednesday: high 32. LOCAL 'WEATHER Official observations tor the 24 hours .ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 21; minimum, 5; noon, 21; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow last proglam to at J Additional Weather on 14.