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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1949, Winona, Minnesota CLOUDY AND WARMER SUPPORT YOUR Y. M. C. A. VOLUME 49, NO. 27 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 19, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Winona Will Bid for 3M Factory Republican-Herald photo Gyniher Gilhcrtson, a maintenance employe at the Winona Senior High school, is shown above as he surveys damage to a cement railing at the west entrance of the school caused by vandals sometime last night. The Alsops Congress Bolts Truman Leadership By Joseph and Stewart Alsop S. Truman is returning- from Florida, sun-brown- ed. Jaunty and seemingly undis- mayed, to confront the ruins of his great victory. The triumphal ar- ches have scarcely been disman- tled. The vast as- tonishment of No- vember 2 has scarcely had time to subside. Yet the President has already been vir- tually reduced to his sad pre-elec- tion state, when his only consolation for his inabil- Bingold, Harfeo Flay Vandalism at School Winona police today began an intensive investigation to determine the identity of persons responsible for wrecking a cement stair railing at the west entrance of the Senior High school sometime last night. Given Germans In Red Zone The broken railing was discovered by Gynther Gilbertson, a mainten- ance employe at the high school, he entered the building short- lly after 7 a. m. today and he imme- jdiately notified police of the inci- Pact Intolerable Military Burden, Wallace Charges New York (IP) Henry A. Wallace says the North Atlantic pact "thrusts an intolerable military burden on our people, and buys us neither peace nor Terming the pact a "willful, deliberate and complete viola- tion" of this nation's pledge to uphold the United Nations, Wal- lace said in a statement last night: "The formal words published hide from, view a whole series of the most dangerous and war- breeding commitments and consequences." Lucas Invites Dixiecratsto Return to Party By Jack Bell Washington Senator Lucas (D.-H1.) today invited southern Democrats to come back into the party fold snd vote for President foreign Senate O.K. Of Atlantic Pact Indicated First Reaction From Communists Bitter, Violent By Jack Bell Washington A cautious Senate, aware that it soon will be asked to underwrite a historic change in American policy, gave general signs of approval today for the proposed North Atlantic se- curity pact. Presented by Secretary of State Acheson as an answer to the "in- tolerable threat" which would be posed by an aggressor's control of Europe, the proposed agreement earned some criticism senators who will help cide whether it ever becomes ef- fective. Many members most ot them, taking their first look at the instru- ment designed to bind the western world together against attack by Russia or any other nation ob- viously accepted it as about the last hope for world peace. Building Needed for Plant Planning Payroll By Adolph Bremer If the community will back a financing plan, Winona has a chance to be tile location, for a new Minnesota Mining Manufacturing Company plant and a half-million dollar annual payroll. The possibility that the world-wide Industrial organization may be induced to operate a factory here was revealed today by the Association of Commerce, Association President Harold Doerer said that Minnesota Mining best known for its Scotch invited Winona to submit a proposal. Winona has one week to prepare and submit this proposal. Some like Senator Douglas (D.- predicted that if it becomes jed against the G.O.P.-Dixie corn- grounds was made by custodial em- ployes about 9 p. m. yesterday and that the railing was intact at that time. Examination of the building this 11 11. _ imorning revealed that a heaw communist con- cement hand rail had been removed trolled "peoples council" adopted and that several concrete support- today a constitution for the columns had been clipped off at 000 Germans living under Soviet jthelr bases' Tt believed that the dent. School officials stated that which ended the battle, nightly inspection of buildings andj "I don't think their coalition with ity to lead and control the govern- Hrulc. 'concrete slab may have been used Truman's domestic and legislative programs. But Dixie lawmakers made ItL, clear any return will be a tern-! porary arrangement, leaving them binding Russia will never move ag- gressively against a member nation. Others, reluctant to depart from the American tradition against Eur- opean alliances, indicated they willj go along with fingers crossed. Some, like Senator Byrd said the proposed treaty' must not carry with it any commitment that this country will pay for rearming western Europe. Out of Hands of Congress Others, like Senator Malone (R.- charged the agreement would free to walk out when they don't like what the administration pro- civil rights bills. Lucas, the Senate Democratic leader, told reporters he doesn't think there is any "serious feeling" between the who fili- bustered a Senate rules change for 15 days and their northern and western party who vot- 3M President William McKnight Republicans will continue, said. Lucas. "I think we'll get along take out of the hands of Congress pretty well. The Illinois senator said there islwi" to waF- the decision on when this country no question in his mind that south- erners will support many of Mr. Truman's legislative proposals. May Appeal To Voters Lucas' attitude on the chances of the legislative program dupli- It was not his fault. Politicians, particularly including members of Congress, customarily follow the election returns with the damp eagerness of hounds on a good scent. The people said they wanted Truman, and above all what Truman stood for. By all nor- mal rules, the Congress should be 'as a sledge to break off the supports. I cated that of the President him- ment was his firm conviction that The 400-man body established Notified of the incident this morn-1seU' Mr' Truinan a news con- by the Soviet-picked politicians of ing, Chief of Police A. J Bingold feTenc? yesterday that he doesn't major policy pronouncement, said eastern Germany rubber-stamp- 'issued a stern warning that a thor- Tegara the "buffs he has received ed a basic law embodying com-lough investigation of the affair wil munist principles for the entire j be pressed and that persons found Russian zone and also the Russian' responsible for the act will be pro- sector of Berlin. The vote was un-jsecuted. animous. "Several acts of wanton destruc- hearkening to the voice of the peo-i ernment being established at Bonn, pie. What has now happened Professor Hermann Kastner, co- congressional rebellion that has aW chairman of the peoples council, ready knocked the spots out of the [declared the action was "one of Truman domestic program and most important' and decisive beginning to imperil the Trumanjin German history." foreign policy demands expla-j It made the partition of Ger- nation. many virtually complete. THE POLITICAL professionals have all sorts of explanations. One man says that the civil rights issue should have been brought on at the opening of Congress, when the The action was taken as a re-'tion have been reported in recent joinder to the western German gov- filibuster could have been broken in the first six do-nothing weeks. Another asserts that civil rights should have been ruthlessly defer- red until the end of the session. Still another remarks that the quality of Truman's post-election appointments, and the ineptness of his public statements, have caused him to lose the "respect" his vic- tory gained for him. A fifth expert Chief Bingold observed, "and patrolmen have been instruct- ed to launch a full-scale campaign to apprehend the offenders and pre- vent future incidents of this na- ture." Earlier this week, an unidentified person threw a large clinker through windows at the Ed Leander resi- dence, 452 Main second such vandalism reported at the Leander home in recent weeks. Superintendent of School L. S. Harbo described the high school de- St. Paul Child Killed by Auto f as regrettable and urged St Glenn Jr !al1 youth of the three, on his way to buy candy authorities in ap-, from a neighborhood store, WasIPrehending the persons responsible.' fatally injured last night when hei1116" absolutely no reason for _ i smnAnsit if in Congress as the beginning of a groundswell to override his en- tire program. He still kept however, the possibility he first mentioned in a, Jackson-Jefferson speech here: 3M Has 19 Factories, The Minnesota Mining Manufacturing Company produces many things and does many things, but it does no mining. It is, however, the world's largest producer of pressure-sensitive under the trade name of of such related products, as coated abrasives, colored roofing granules and of many able threat to the national securityjTounded in 1902, the sales of this of the United States." [Minnesota company were The secretary, making his first I in 1929 and in 1948. that if free nations do not stand together 'in some such agreement as that proposed, "they will fall one by He said, "The strategem of the aggressor is to keep his intended victims divided, or better still to set That he might take, the fight tojthem quarreling among the country if Congress acts up. Mr. Truman's observation that these Dixiecrat opponents aren't good Democrats struck fire with some southerners. Senator Ellender a champion filibusterer against the civil rights proposals, told a re- porter: so they can be picked off, one by one. He added: "We and the free nations of Eur- ope are determined that history shall not repeat itself in that melan- choly particular." As expected, while the test of the treaty generally was hailed hi the western nations as an important safeguard against future wars, first tu AUlrUlC WtUb, If the President insists on put-reaction from Russia and from communists in other countries was next election he will find and vi0lent. that instead of havuigr four south to have eleven.' Needs Southern Support Ellender said that the President fatally injured last night when hej" fYl n s Being to need southern support was struck by a car police reported such conduct and ls disgraceful, "jto get othej. was driven by Yale Weinstein, also of St. Paul. A in ill. il Ail Lit f declares that by reducing the re- WllGV mtrOOUCeS armament rorm D i J -r Amendment's armament program the deprived himself of the only cli--' (Continued on Page 7, Column S.) j ALSOPS Senator Wiley i (R.-Wis.) introduced amendments to !the Displaced Persons law in the Nation's Coal Stockpile Down (and knows it. I Senator Sparkman (D-Ala.) said [he doesn't know who Mr. Truman I is calling a Dixiecrat. As far as he is concerned, the Alabama sen- ator said, he will support most of Mr. Truman's program "not be- Hearst Papers Pay Libel Damages Dallas Harry M. Hoxsey was awarded damages but be" m his million-dollar libel x against the Hearst newspapers and; -j happen to oppose him on his the American Weekly, Hearst Sun- civil rights program bu{ on most J. Lemin said the pact "is designed1 to unleash war against the Soviet, union and the peoples' The Russian army newspaper in Vienna said it is intended "for ag- gression against the Soviet union." took! Operates Three Quarries It operates 19 factories, some of them being in Hastings, Hutchin- son, Fairmont and St. Paul, Minn.; Los Angeles and Corona, Calif.; and Detroit, Mich. In addition it has three quarries (for roofing materials) and five sub-, sidiary companies. Headquarters for the company-is in St. Paul. Acheson tried to answer some of.. _______ ______ _______ these arguments in advance in a! varieties of 'industrial adhesives, coatings materials. radio speech last night in which Its new factory, which would come he declared that "control of Europe! to Winona, will manufacture abra- by a single aggressive, unfriendly i sive belts. power would constitute an intoler-j 3M is an old prosperous company. Rent Extension Will Allow States To Drop Controls By Edwin B. Haakinson Washington Rent control backers, rushing to meet a March Minnesota Mining, prepared to employ approximately 250 men and women in this plant, wants to lease a one-story building with square feet of floor space. It is willing to take a long-term lease, probably 15 or 20 years, op this building, and is willing to pay a fair business-like rental. j In addition, the building must be [located on a site where a like area is I immediately adjacent so that the j plant could be doubled in size. j Winona, said President Doerer, j does not have such a building avail- lable, although there are several suit- (able sites. Deadline Friday "Our problem is to build" a fac- tory, which Minnesota Mining would said Mr. Doerer. "It is esti- mated that the desired building will cost about "If we can raise in contri- butions, the remainder of the sum will be financed by lending agencies. 'We have a deadline on .that By next Friday we must have pledges Winona business and individuals for that amount of money. "Unless we have those pledges by that time, we cannot submit a pro- posal to Minnesota Mining and we will have lost our chance to get this factory." He pointed out that the company proposes to manufacture abrasive belts of all types in this plant. To finance the construction of this plant, said Doerer, a Winona indus- trial development corporation will be created on a nonprofit basis for the purpose of developing industries in the city or adjacent areas. Plan Used in Other Cities Such a corporation has been suc- cessfully operated in 40 or 50 pro- gressive cities in the nation, said Doerer. "It has been considered here for several years, but now, spurred by the possibility of securing this fine industrial organization for Winona, it will become a he assert- ed. It is possible that contributions to ;his corporation can be deducted for income tax purposes, but no definite ruling on that is now available' since the Bureau of Internal Revenue considers each corporation of that type individually, it was' pointed out. At the end of 15 years, said the jresident, the corporation would mve the building paid for, and rev- enue after that could be used for further development. Should the building be sold then, provision would be made in the corporation by-laws for disposition of the net return to original contributors or their heirs, unless funds would be. It is now in the process of de- tT> retained by the corporation for other reduction. !31 deadline, predicted today the development projects. Fund Has Good Start Doerer emphasized that the own- production. It is a diversified industry. In j Senate will swiftly approve a 12 the Scotch line there are 110 tapes to 15-month extension which could alone. In addition to cellulose tapes, the firm makes a variety of Scotch tapes backed with other materials or with paper or -cloth. Most im- portant of these is the industrial nasking tape, production of which Monday. Senator Sparkman who s larger than the household var- ety. Used in Pain tins Cats It is used, for instance, in paint- manage the bill on the floor, mi.- tape he expects it to pass "prob1 the be junked by the states. The present federal rent law ex- pires at the end this month. The measure to extend them, which came from the banking committee Thursday, is up for Senate debate ership of the building would be re- tained by the corporation and that Minnesota Mining would lease the building, paying property taxes on its equipment. Some pledged to the has already been corporation, about of it from members of the West End Commercial club. The Association of Commerce it- self now has an industrial fund of would which will be transferred to color is kept out and still peels (leave just nine days to. iron outjthe corporation. Of that amount, easily without taking paint off (differences with the House, was contributed, in_a similar Now it also manufactures Scotch- ihas' passed a bill somewhat at' ,m up same theme, which has bee i reflective materials, Safety- with the Senate version. T j Senate yesterday which would: (day supplement. Hoxsey operates a Of his.program I will go along anc Reserve ten per cent of the clinic here. j. n I think that is true of most of the 000 over-all limitation for personsl The suit was based on a story Sparkman said, outside the U. S. occupied zones, the American Weekly supplement Senator Long (D-La said he Raise the eligibility age for or- the San Antonio. Texas, Light. It "didn't know I'd been sized up as phans from 16 to 21 years. About tons were above! ground last Monday when miners east of the Mississippi quit the pits on orders of John L. Lewis, fiery head of the United Mine Workers" The reduction cf the stockpile has had little effect on the nation's ec- onomy as a whole. Eau Claire Police Confiscate Eight Slot Machines Eau Claire, con- fiscated eight slot machines at the Eagles clubhouse early today and turned them over to District Attor- ney Victor O. Tronsdal, who said a warrant in connection with the in-, cident probably would be issued early next week. No arrests were made alter the seizure, which occurred after police reported suspicious noises coming from the building at 3 a. m. Medical Association's publi- a Dixiecrat." But he added that he was proud of the part he had played in bringing about a com- promise under which no less than 64 senators can halt Senate debate. This Pile-Up Of 31 freight cars occurred this morning when a Pennsylvania Railroad freight train was wrecked ten miles west of Columbus, Ohio. No one was injured in the wreck which poured bulk wine, ether, meat, flour, fuel oil and other merchandise along the tracks. Wirephoto to The Re- repeatedly and emphatically denie by Acheson and other western of ficials. Famous Undertaking Like Acheson, the foreign secre ta'ries of the other nations whic negotiated the alliance had nothin but praise for it. British Foreign Minister Bevin called it a "mos famous, historical undertaking. French Foreign Minister Schuman said it provided his country with an effective shield against aggression. In New York, Warren Austin TJnited States delegate to the Unitec Nations, said he is "strongly per suaded" that the pact conforms with the United Nations charter. The treaty was negotiated fay the United States, Canada, Britain France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Norway joined the talks late, and other nations such as Denmark, Italy and Portugal have been Invited to sign. The Italian Chamber of Deputies [voted in favor of doing so after a tumultuous session yesterday which followed a 53-hour communist fili- buster. Italy's Senate begins debate on the pact Monday. The 14-page, treaty made public in all the negotiating nations yesterday, is expected to be signed here about April 4. Senator Connally (D.-Texas) said he expects it to be sent to the Sen- ate soon thereafter. He added that the foreign relations committee, which he heads, will hold public hearings. The treaty will not become ef- fective, so far as this country is concerned, until it has been ratified by two-thirds of those voting in the Senate. Walk and Scotch-Top. Democratic Leader Lucas (El) The coated-abrasives division, of'also predicted the Senate bill's pas- which the abrasive belt is an ex-i sage in about its present form, ample, accounted for 23 per cent! So did Senator Tobey (NH) top- of 3M's business in 1948. Percent-linking Republican on the banking age-wise, compared to total volume, its coated-abrasives sales have been declining, but it has been pointed out that this line lends "a- specia element of stability to the 3M op- eration." The line is viewed as an excellent recession business. It in- cludes items. 3M is devoted to research. Five hundred of its employes are engaged in product research. Youth Pleads Guilty at Austin Austin, Minn. Donald R. Rogers, 20, who was wearing clerical garb and carrying a pistol when arrested, pleaded guilty to second committee. The Senate bill would allow rent increases of up to ten per provided that such increases don't bring total boosts since June 30, 1947 to more than 15 per cent. It also would allow state legisla- tures to decontrol states or any part of them or take over the en- tire program. Sparkman, who has been at odds with President Truman over civil rights, said of the rent bill that the administration "ought to be glad to get it." These are the main features of the measure: 1. Extension of controls for 12 months, with protection against ditional increases or evictions to) extend three months beyond.that 2. Return of eviction controls to loan brought that firm, now employ- ing 250 persons, to Winona. At a meeting Thursday ot the West End Commercial club, which started the action to get Minnesota Mining here, 37 businessmen and individ- uals, west of Huff street, made tem- porary pledges of to the pro- posed corporation. The Winona Civic association will meet Monday night to consider the plan, and downtown merchants will meet Tuesday at 10 a. m. in the community room of the city build- ing. All interested persons are in- vited to the latter meeting. Rochester Man Gets State Air Post St. The state senate today confirmed the appointment of A. J. Lobb of Rochester as chairman degree grand larceny today authorities with power to arraigned before District Judge----- Martin A. Nelson. Dead in Fire Cigarette Starts Columbus, Ohio chil ren and a man died today of suf- ocation in a living: room fire aused by a cigarette which Igni- ed a sofa. Coroner Robert Evans, who de- ermined the cause" of death, iden- ,ified the victims as David W. bort, 49, Richard White, 3, and his sister, Ruth Ann White, 2. sue for three times the amount 61 any rent overcharges. Evictions now are under local control with damages limited to the amount of overcharges. 3. Power to recontrol rental prop- erties now free from federal con' trols, if this is asked by local rent authorities. 4. A two-step plan permitting rents to go up five per cent Oc- tober 1 and another five per cent next April 1, as long as no ten- ant's rent is more than 15 per cent higher than it was in June, 1947. The 1947. rent law allowed tenants and landlords to sign leases under which rents could be raised as much as 15 per cent. of the Metropolitan Airports com- mission. Lobb was named by Governor for a term ending Jan- uary WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 32; minimum, 13; noon, 32; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and cloudiness and somewhat warmer tonight; low 22. Sunday mostly cloudy and warmer; high 38. Additional weather on Page 13. ;