Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
RAIN, COLDER SUPPORT YOURY.M.C.A. VOLUME 49, NO. 35 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 29, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Liquor, Cigarette Tax Hike Tabled W Eiwlr Seven Labor Cornmitteemen Attack Kinzer Charge Chairman 'Tyrannical' And 'Arbitrary' By Jack B. Mackay St. state house of representatives, hardly recovered from accusations of "outrageous conduct" heaped on a committee chairman Monday, faced another hot fight today unemployment compensation. Seven colleagues of Representa- live John Kinzer of Cold Spring, chairman of the labor committee, attacked him on the floor as "tyr "arbitrary" and respon- sible for "outrageous The protests were made first to Speaker John Hartle of Owatonnaj by a group of eight committee members and then in speeches at the afternoon session. Lawmakers charged Kinzer refused to recog- nize the makers of certain motions and that he incorrectly ruled com- mittee approval of an adjournment motion. Representative Joseph Prlfrel of St. Paul, a minority leader, an- nounced he would fight against ap- proval of several parts of an un- employment compensation bill which has been fixed as a special order for consideration at 3 p.m. today. Among provisions of the unem- ployment -compensation proposal are: Permission of employers to hire casual workers for short per iods of time without having their accounts charged when such work- ers are laid off; exempting em- ployers from charges on wages of less than paid to a worker In his base period; reducing em- ployer contribution rates; reducing the waiting period of benefit claim- ants from the present two weeks to one week, and increased benefits to workers. The labor committee Monday was considering three bills to tighten certain provisions of the child la- bor laws when it broke up in con- fusion. So irritated were many of the members, that they marched to Speaker Hartle's office to pro- test. Then, shortly after the session started. Representative Richard Sil- vola of Virginia launched the char- ges. He said Kinzer's conduct was unbecoming "a holding a position in the Representative Clarence Langley of Red Wing, a minister, added: "I rise to support the objections because the integrity and character of this entire body is in jeopardy. I want to register my protest against such tyrannical action." Representative Vladimir Shipka, Grand Rapids, complained that he could not get recognition of Chair- man Kinzer despite his insistence three or four times for a roll call vote. He added: "It's about time the people of Minnesota knew what is going on in the labor mittee." And when Kinzer himself charged that Representative Prifrel was "a dictator" and the "C.I.O. the St. Paul legislator let loose a barrage. Prifrel told the house that Kinzer has been "late in appearing at all committee meetings" and that he Jimmy (Stuffy) Montgomery of Hot Springs, Ark., the 14-year- old boy named "Boy of the Year" by the Boys Clubs of America, goes through his routine as cheer leader lor his high school on roof of Boys Club headquarters at New York city. In the background is the Empire State building. Jimmy was chosen for "Boy of the Year" award for service to his community and for his courage in regaining his health after he had been seriously injured in an automobile accident eight years ago. (A.P-Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Touring Peace Delegates Run Into Picket Trouble Newark, N. to the controversial "world peace" on a tour of American into new p New York Taxi Strike Called For Friday Dispute Rages Over Union Recognition New city-wide taxi' cab strike has been set tentatively for a. m. Friday in a dispute! over union recognition. j A union meeting of approximately; night-shift taxi drivers and inside workers voted early today for the strike. Day-shift drivers and other work- ers will vote on strike action at p. m. today, and a un- ion spokesman said a strike would be certain if the afternoon vote follows the morning trend. "Not a cab will he de- clared. The meetings were called by lo- cal 35 of the taxicab workers or- ganizing committee, a unit of the United Construction Workers and an affiliate of John L. Lewis' Minej Workers. Chief point in the dispute is the employers' refusal to recognize the union until it has been certified! by an election under state labor laws. The union, demanding immediate recognition, contends such an elec- tion would delay recognition be- cause of what it calls "technicali- ties and other obstacles." Appeal to the National Labor Re- lations board is barred to the union because officers of Lewis' parent union have not signed Taft-Hartley act noncommunist affidavits. A strike, the union says, would! halt all the city's taxicabs, some of them independently owned and operated. Mayor William O'Dwyer said that if a strike comes, he is determined that it shall be peaceful "if it means additional policemen. A taxicab strike here in 1934 pro- duced violence, with cabs over- turned and men beaten. Representatives of about in- dependent owner-drivers have de- manded police protection "for our or n. ,h, y-J- "I? in the Smithsonian Institute. Left to right are Colonel Frank Kurtz, Harry in the Smtsonan ns. r, navigator; Captain Harold Varner and Captain Roland Boone, engineers, and Major Charles Reeves, bombardier. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) _ _ Seven Killed In Wisconsin Accidents By The Associated Press Seven persons met violent death in a rash of accidents in Wisconsin yesterday. Two volunteer firemen of the town of Somers were killed near that Kenosha county village when their truck overturned en route to a. small grass fire. They were Theodore Tabbert, 59, and Herbert Final O. K. on Rent Bill Expected by Nightfall By Marvin L. Arrowsmith ,-Administration leaders in both the Senate that legislation to extend rent controls 15 President Truman by nightfall.. The forecasts came from Senator Lucas ma] Senate, and Representative McCormack the House floor leader. Their optimism wasn't dimmed and threats today. The second of a series of "cultural rallies for peace" Is here tonight, with the New Jersey Council of Arts, Sciences and Pro- right to work" and declared they Theodore wUl defend themselves "in the ex- Frederick, 31, who were pinned be- ercise of that right." Harry Friedson, counsel for lo- that if a UM________t _ 11 be con- ducted on a 'round-the-clock basis, with roving squads of union men by the prospect of sharp attacks on the promise measure. Senator Bricker (R-Ohio) told a reporter he might move to send the bill back I to the joint Senate-House confer-] ence committee which approved it yesterday. In the House several members indicated they plan to blast the bill. The Senate made action on the compromise bill its first order of neath the water today. The House expect- truck. Two other firemen were hos- ed to take it up shortly after the pitalized following the accident. th clt British Meat Ration Faces Further Cuts A further cut in the meat ration was foreseen in government circles today if Britain -fessions in the role of sponsor. Plans are similar to those for the three-day round of oratory in which and delegates from Soviet Russia seven other foreign nations pi------ !lnc pated in New York last weekend.1 the field. of taxi ones, Italy's Sforza Arrives to Sign Atlantic Pact There are about 400 owners fleets, including two large the National Transportation! and the Terminal System, Eight-year-old Louis Wicke, Jr., was hit and killed by a car as he crossed highway 141 near his home six miles south of Port Washington. Walter Flannery, five, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flannery, of Brownstown (Green was injured fatally when he was hit on head by a weight beam of a ler. The boy, who was pronounced dead on arrival at a city has an estimated The New York conference was taxi drivers. The union aM in advance by the U. S. any public announce- it claims. Leon Zwicker, local 35's regional director, said the union still would be willing to negotiate in the dis- pute if the owners agreed to meet with union representatives before the strike deadline. Monroe hospital, was swinging from a bar of the loader. His suspends its purchases in Argen- State department as a sounding board for communist a characterization which the spon- sors of the meeting hotly denied. Announcement of plans for the Newark session brought from vet- erans' organizations and other groups a wave of protests similar to Una rather than meet for higher prices. Reports from Argentina Senate voted. Time Running Out out. midnight Thursday By The Associated Press Italy's foreign minister, Count Carlo Sforza, visits the U. S. State today to announce his Action Ends Threat for Present Term Five-Cent Levy On Cigarettes Turned Down St. Luther Youngdahl's proposals for increas- ing taxes on liquor and cigarettes were tabled by the house tax com- mittee today. The measure calls for an increase in the liquor tax from to a gallon and a boost from three to five cents on each package of cigarettes. The bills can be considered again, but only by a majority vote to "lift" them from the table. Supporters of higher taxes sought ,to "lay over" the measures, but I opponents blocked this move with I the tabling motion. A "lay over" motion, if successful, would have it possible to consider the bills again without a vote. Gen Surdyk of Minneapolis, di- rector of the Minnesota liquor coun- cil which includes off-sale and on- sale liquor dealers, told a commit- tee that Minnesota today has the "second highest tax in the nation on liquor." Surdyk argued that the increase would encourage wide- spread bootlegging. He quoted from a report of Dud- ley Ericson, state liquor control commissioner, showing that 'moonshining' has become Wide- spread and has presented a prob- lem in enforcement" because of the number of illegal stills In the east and south. Commissioner Ericson explained his position, asserting he was re- ferring to "the hill billies In the Appalachian mountains where they feel they have a constitutional right added that department policy Is 100 per cent in favor" of the two bills. Based on gallonage, Ericson said. the proposed liquor tax Increase would yield an additional 000 to a year. Representative E. J. WinoVnlller of Fergus Falls said the legisla- ture increased the tax a gal- lon two years ago and that another tax would "accentuate' the boot- legging .problem." The tax committee last week al- so tabled the governor's bill to in- crease taxes on beer from to a barrel on strong beer and from to on 3.2 beer. present rent law expires. country's readiness to join other tic leaders expect Mr. Truman tol sign the measure once nations in a tight defen- to the White House, eveaj though it isn't nearly as tight a it gets sive Sforza reached Washington last bill as he wanted. Mr. Truman asked a extension and more stringent con- trols. night well ahead of the parade of two-year and possibly other foreign xrom a ui me weight said Coroner Herman Stu- While it would continue federal Issy caused the loader to top and! rent controls through June 30, 1950, the weight beam fell, striking him [the bill contains a broad home ruie" provision which lets states, on the head. The mishap occurred at a farm implement company at South Wayne, Wis. John Wittworth, 59, retired Maz- omanie farmer and cheesemaker. jwas killed in a well cave-in 30 feet below the ground. Atomic Energy has .a record that will compare "with Kinzer or anyone else." those which greeted the New York aema 'conference. Pickets were promised by state leaders of the Catholic Warj -i- inn Veterans of Foreign Warsj taHU" was digging a well which was have been 60 feet deep. He already had excavated half called on Kinzer to "get off the committee if you don't like the lined in morning papers, said sus- and_the Disabled American War pension of meat shipments was be- ing discussed. Argentine government officials said the shipments would continue during the Anglo-Argen- Ktazer replied when Silvola said tine negotiations for a new agree he "didn't know whether Mr. Kin- T-.er or Otto Christenson was chair- man of the committee." Christen- son is executive vice-president of the Minnesota Employers associa- tion who spoke in opposition to FE- ment. The meat ration was cut only yesterday from 10 pence (17 cents) worth of iresh meat to eight pence (14 cents) worth per person per week. The allowance of two., pence (three and a third cents) worth of Veterans. The New Jersey council sponsoring the Newark meeting is a branch of the national organization which sponsored the New York session. An "action committee" set up at corned beef remained the are Bended, a fur- t ta ration imDOSed asreement for l40000o tons of meat expires Thurs- d About 70000 Authoritative sources said Argen- tina is demanding double the pre- sent price for its meat. The new price would apply both to shipments under a new agreement and to the PC legislation and has attended a number of labor committee meet- statement was made that Mr. Silvola did not I was chairman or Mr. son. Such a statement is ridiculous. No one outside the committee has told me what to do. It's kind lne a tour-'h job to be chairman. I reluctant to take it in the to Britain place. I'm setting sick and tired of being led around by a group of labor men." Others who joined in protest aeuinst Kinzer's actions were Rep- resentatives George Murk, Minnea- polis: Anthony Podsorski, St. Paul, and Curtiss Olson, Roseau. A bill to increase salaries of 000 state employes under civil ser- vice by approximately a year was approved by the senate civil administration committee. The committee sent out without recommendation proposals to give elective officials and state depart- ment heads increases totaling brackets, employes under civil service would be boosted from to a month. The senate finance committee ap- proved bills raising the salaries of district and. supreme court Judges District judges would get a increase, from to a vear The chief justice would re- ceive instead of and associate justices would receive 500 instead of Still Far OH America can- not count in the foreseeable future on the development of atomic for transportation, warned energy Wittworth ministers converging on the United States to sign the North Atlantic defense treaty April 4. The official business is scheduled to get under way Saturday when the foreign ministers meet in a se- cities towns and villages get ridjcret session intended to smooth out of controls any time the state gov- details leading up to the signing on ernor approves. Foes of that section have contend- ed it would wreck rent control. Backers argue that local communi- ,ties are in the best position to Iknow when controls no longer are of it and had re-enforced the sides with concrete. As he worked on the final half of the well a section of the concrete suddenly collapsed and crashed down on him. Sand poured in from the unbraced sides burying Wittworth. County highway department employes recovered the body. Two Oshkosh youths, Robert A. needed in their areas. Fair Income Clause Attached But the provision of the compro-] An action set uy TvTnn- J.WO uiuitusii the New York conference announced j Secretary of the Interior Krug Mon iGustavus> 20j and Donald Kloetzke, that after the Newark meeting most j day. fa when Monday. Britain's Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, en route to the U. S. to sign the pact, is expected to ask the American government for a precise statement of its views concerning a Mediterranean defense treaty, linked to the North Atlantic al- liance. Informants aboard the Liner raise measure stirring most of thejQUeen Mary said Bevin has held cities as possible." A spokes- j report. bark on can citi man said the itinerary was not com- plete, but that cities certain to be visited included Baltimore, Phila- Roiighly one-third of Britain's delphia, Detroit, St. Louis and Los meat supplies come from Argentina remain to thls remaining tons on the old running." Padgett, Haddonfleld, N. J. DEDICATE COSMICRAYMACHJNE Angeles. During the tour, he said, the ac- tion committee plans to obtain the signatures of "millions of Ameri- cans" to a "roll call for peace" to be presented to President Truman on Memorial day. The committee, to be known offi- cially as "the cultural and--scientific committee for world said in a statement that the New York con- ference had "provided an important forum for the exchange of views re- garding the problems of maintaining world peace." He predicted a "transportation collapse" if war cut off foreign oil sources, and urged a quick start on building an industry to extract oil from shale and coal. Even if estimates are true unproven oil reserves are times as great as the that four known re- serves, of barrels, he cautioned "we have only about two generations of domestic crude oil supply left. It is time for us to move with the greatest possible speed to develop alternate supplies. "It may take us fully 10 years to develop them sufficiently to keep our automobiles, airplanes and trains moving in a future continu- ing emergency, not to mention keep- ing many factories running." Oshkosh street and plow. ed into a tree. Theft of 120 Sermons Reported Huntingdon, H. Brady, Jr., hopes his sermons will do the thief who stole them some trouble in the Senate and House "is the one directing the federal hous-[ ing expediter to fix rents at a level giving landlords a "fair net operat- ing income." The conference committee sub- stituted that for a House section which was designed to assure land- lords a "reasonable return on the reasonable value" of their property. Congress members were wary about saying what effect the "fair income" provision will have on rents. Even some members of the Senate-House committee acknow- good. Brady, Altoona, Pa., pre-minist- ledged privately that they have no between Idea. jjjas been Rough going to the Senate for1 the compromise was foreshadowed last night when its supports were peppered with questions as to just what a "fair net operating income" means. Senators also wanted to several conferences, presumably on the Mediterranean subject, with Belgium's Premier Foreign Minis- ter Paul-Henri Spaak, Holland's Foreign Minister D. U. Stikker and Premier Joseph Bech of Luxem- bourg. State department experts hurried final work on plans for rearming the North Atlantic allies. The State de- partment reported conversations with the Budget bureau to deter- mine a specific figure for arming the pact members and other friendly nations. A draft on an armistice and Trans-Jordan at Rhodes by delegations of the two nations, and Doth parties prepared to submit the draft to their respective govem- ments. Informants erial student at Juniata. college, was going to determine 120 sermons to try out at the Grierj wnat is income. school for girls near Tyrone, Pa. I B Yesterday, he reported all ofj them were stolen. And a dollar wasj taken from his F. Padgett, Haddonfleld, N. J. 4 Canadian Fliers Killed in Crash By Howard W. Blakeslee, Associated Press Science Editor Rochester, N, of two machines in the world that produces man-made cosmic rays, the University of Roch- ester's giant cyclotron, was de- dicated today. The machine is essentially an enormous magnet, as' high and- wide as a dwelling house. It is a mass of steel weighing tons. It is painted red ex- cept the two poles of the mag- net, which are shining steel. The horizontal poles are round and their ends flat. Each is the size of a big dining room table. In the gap between them is space enough to sit on one pole without bumping your head on the other. this gap energies of electronvolts are creat- ed, m the gap heavy particles of matter called protons swing 'round and Tound at velocities near the speed of light. The speeding particles are let fly like stones from a sling, and when one of these particles hits a bit of solid matter it knocks loose a particle called a meson. Exactly what a meson is scien- tists do not know. But both the protons and the mesons are the same particles which rain down upon the earth from an unknown source in the sky and are called cosmic rays. The mesons appear to be fragments of the energy which binds the cores of nuclei of oms so tightly that the split- ting makes atomic bombs and atomic power. These fragments seem to be bits of energy which momentarily and temporarily are changed into solid matter. The world's other known me- son-making machine is at the University of California. The Rochester machine was built with funds of the United States Atomic Energy commission, the Office of Naval Research and the university. said the way was paved by a face-saving agreement for reduction of forces in the Aqaba area, southern borderland of the two nations near the Red sea. navy were killed Monday when three planes collided over Halifax har- bor. The dead are Lieutenant Com- mander R. A. Monks of Dartmouth, N S Lieutenent George H. Button of Dartmouth, N. S.; Lieutenant C. J. Pulfer of Balmoral, Man., and Air Mechanic J. B. Cambrai of Cap de la Madelaine, Que. There was no immediate trace of planes or airmen. A fleet of small craft scoured the area be- tween Georges and McNabbs island searching for wreckage or bodies. Fight Over Hats Ends in Divorce Los Gray, 24- year-old up and coming screen act- ress, testified her husband didn't ie her hats and won her divorce. She added yesterday before Sup- erior Judge Wilbur C. Curtis that Rodney Amateau, her writer-hus- band, often made her discard hats which she thought particularly smart. They were married here in Aug- ust, 1945 and separated last July. They have a two and a half-year- old daughter. The court approved a settlement, and ordered Arnateau to contribute five per cent of his earnings above a week to the child's support. Winter Returns To Western U.S. Chicago Wintry weather paid an unwelcome return today to western states which are trying to forget last winter's snow and cold. Light snow blanketed areas in the central Rockies, western Nebraska and northwestern Kansas. The fall at Cheyenne, Wyo., measured more than two inches and was more than one inch at Denver. Temperatures were near the freezing mark in the snow belt but in Butte, Mont., the mercury tum- bled to six degrees above zero. The chilly weather extended into the Pacific northwest. Light rain spread over eastern Nebraska and parts of Iowa, Min- nesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The snow and rain is associated with a low pressure area which is centered over New Mexico and Arizona and is moving northeast- ward toward the southern plains. Mild weather prevails from the southern plains to the eastern sea- board and into the gulf states. The mercury hit a high of 92 at Pres- idio, Texas, yesterday. It was 87 at Jacksonville, Fla. Di Bona Makes Third Attempt At Flight Mark Burbanfc, Pilot Joe di Bona, in Actor Jimmy Ste- wart's souped up P-51 fighter plane, hopped off this morning from Lock- heed Air Terminal at in his third attempt to break a transcon- tinental record. He is out to break the mark for reciprocating engine planes which s a little more than six hours. His destination is New York. Engine and propeller trouble caused Mm to turn back on two pre- vious attempts in the last month. WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 58; minimum, 34; noon, 41; precipitation, .14; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and with occasional rain tonight and Wed- nesday. Somewhat colder tonight. Low tonight 35; high Wednesday 44. Additional weatlier on Page 14.