Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
COLDER TONIGHT, WARMER FRIDAY SUPPORT YOURY.M.C.A. VOLUME 49, NO. 37 W1NONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY 31, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-TWO PAGES ush Hinders Northwest Traffic State Penny Tax on Bottled Beer Asked Winona License Bill's Passage Irks Youngdafil Funds Sought to Finance Mental Health Program By Jack B. Mackay St. state legisla- ture today eyed a penny tax on each bottle of beer or perhaps one and a half cents" as a pos-. sible source for raising millions of, dollars to finance governor Young- dahl's mental health program. The governor hns given his bles- sing to such a tax, which would yield a year, based on a one cent per bottle tax. And a one and one-half cent levy would bring if beer drinkers' don't let up on their intake. Although disappointed that com- mittees have shelved his proposals for higher taxes on liquor, ciga- rettes and beer on a gallonage ba- sis, the governor said at a press conference Wednesday he believes "bottled beer can stand such al tax." Some leading legislators are leaning toward such a proposal, Cites Winona Bill "The legislature will have to1 raise revenue somewhere and I am! to have them come up with! L S. Harbo Resigns New Rent Bill To Take Austin Post Signed, Boosts i !n Few Weeks L. S. Harbo today submitted to the Winona board of education his resignation from the post of superintendent of schools here in order that he might accept a similar position in the public_school system at Austin. 1 Superintendent here for the past three years. Harbo has requested that his resignation become effec- tive either July 1 or August 1, as the school board may elect, and the resignation notice will be considered by the school board at its next monthly meeting April 11. In announcing his decision to relinquish the Winona posi- tion, Harbo explained that his acceptance of the Austin sup- crintendcncy was made primar- ily because he considered it a "distinct professional advance- ment." He- explained that the Austin school board has offered him a three-year contract at an increased I Housing Expediter Plans Survey of Landlord Income By Sterling F. Green Washington Rent boosts under the new housing act may be delayed several weeks, while housing expediter Tighe Woods makes a survey of landlord income. President Truman signed the 15- month extension of ceilings last M any kind of tax that will be fair: and Youngdahl Bald. "I think a tax of this kind Is fair. North Dakota recently passed similar tew.'" West Tightens Alliance for World Peace salary although the exact amount] of his salary there has not been an- nounced. In Winona, he receives an annual salary of which was set at last November's board meeting. Special Meeting The announcement of Harbo's ap- pointment was made today follow- ing a special meeting of the Austin school board late Wednesday after-! (night. He called it an "effective" law, well equipped with enforcement teeth, and a "crushing defeat for the real estate lobby." Through its home-rule it could ease the government out: of the rent regulation business iv Womanpower As Well as horsepower was necessary today to get automobiles moving as a six-inch spring snowfall tied up traffic in Minneapolis, St. Paul and southern Minnesota. Up to 12 inches fell in the southwest section of the state. The heavy, wet snow stuck to objects like gumbo. Two women are shown giving a stalled car a needed push in a traffic tie-up at a Minneapolis bridge approach. (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) cepted. I about numerous increases. But President Tru- man emphasized that it does not The Austin board explained that Mr. Neveln had submitted his resig- nation after 28 years service because of failing health and, after accept- ing the resignation, the board imme- "mean a general increase" for the country's renting families.! Size in Doubt The number and size of the In- creases is in doubt. Because he Is -uncertain at the moment what _______ __ __ _-m___ diateiy acted to name the retiring "fairMncome "would" i superintendent to the position i superintendent emeritus. of i Woods is considering a survey of (landlords' costs and income before Dow Chemical Head, 4 Others Dead in Crash London, Cnt. Dr. H. Dow, president of the vast Dow worked out very carefully. Chemical Company, his wife and] The European recovery program, Complete EGA Fund Sought by Truman Truman insisted today that Congress provide the full sought by the administration lor the European recovery program. The President declared at his news conference that this amount necessary to run the European recovery program. He said It had been three other persons were killed to- day in the crash of their private By John M. Hightower western na-i I After receiving Harbo's formal i announcing the government's new i plane near London, Ont [letter of resignation, Winona Board (yardstick of "fairness." j The 52-year-old Midland, began lining up their solid j front today as British Foreign Min- G. ac Such a The governor said he was "dls- ister Bevin and Secretarv nf board of mracrpri" mw thn wn sler ana secretary of couraged" over the fact that a bill to double the number of liquor li- censes in Winona has "easy sled- ding" in the legislature and that a bill to protect the youth of the state hns "tough (He ve- toed ti.e Winona bill.) Youngdahl was speaking of the legislature's failure so far to decide on a unl- Acheson scheduled the first of a series of major conferences. Wliile the main reason for Bevln's visit to this country is the signing of the North Atlantic security treaty Monday, the meetings were expected to cover the whole prob- _. ___ _ form closing hours law for salejiem of reinforcing the unity" of" toe of liquor and beer and of the sen- D sen ate liquor committee's action in killing his proposal to vest liquor inspectors with powers of arrest. Passage of his mental health bill embracing provisions for "substan- tial financial support" to cope with the problem was predicted by the governor. He also encouraged over committee approval of his bills to expand the youth conservation com- mission despite reductions in some of the appropriations. The senate today received reports of the public welfare committee recommending- pussage of bills to "The members (of the school board) feel that with his excellent background of education and ex- perience that he has made a definite and important contribution to the educational program of the Winona public schools system during the last three years. "Mr. Harbo's fine, co-operative west against Russia. Bevin was due at the State de-IPublic' but by the entire teacn- mg personnel. "We pongratulate you, city of [Austin, for your gain this fine Christian character superintend your public schools." In his letter to the board, Harbo concern Western Ger-: expressed his "wish to thank you i for the privilege of being of service kore this morning commented that [rental income would take some time, "it Is with deep regret that the i No immediate rush of landlords for board of education receives thejrent boosts is-expected, therefore; resignation of Mr. Harbo. meantime the old rules governing costs and executive were snmo fimo __ ,._ V, A" 3 "hardship" increases will continue to apply. The rent agency understands that Congress intended some liberaliza- tion of ceilings, a spokesman said. There is no ground, he indicated, for the belief voiced by some Repub- ing for Boston, Mass., when their he said bluntly, should not be cut I at all. The President made his observa- tion when he was questioned about efforts of Senators Taft (R.-Ohio) and Russell to cut the plane plunged into the ground a amount sought by the administra- mile from this Canadian city's port. The victims were identified Administration forces in Congress they had enough votes to. Dow: Mrs. Martha Dow; Mrs. the back" of a Republican- vin Campbell, 45, of Midland; Pilotiled drive for an ECA cut- A. J. Bowie, Midland, and Co-Pilot! The first real test was due to Fred Clements, Midland. I come perhaps today on the partment at p. m. Diplomatit authorities agreed that by far the most important matters facing'this Bevin and Acheson as well as French Foreign Minister Robert spirit will be missed, riot only by the'mean meKlY tne continuing of pres- ent standards. On this point, Mr. Truman's state- ment said the law will help "to licam during the debate that It' Joseph's" fair income guarantee might hospital where his condition was pronounced "not too serious." Camp- bell, the only survivor, was con- scious. Airport officials said Icing con- might have caused the Mrs. Campbell's husband, head of! amendment to cut the 15-month the Dow company's legal depart-1 program to Economic Cooperation ad- ministration is seeking nex' thr against landlords. "In particular, the act will n f for the 12 months fol- lowing, and in long- range contract authority. The pending Senate bill would au- Schuman many. Schuman probably will see Ache- son tomorrow and the three foreign ministers will make a determined effort to end policy differences pre- venting creation of a single Ger- to you in this community the past three years." Hard Work Discussing his resignation, Harbo this morning commented that his remove the ceiling on aid to de-man government over the here has been one of pendent children and to increase i can, British and French occupation! work and difficult conditions" but allowance for old zones. [added that "the experiences here Bevin takes the stand there williha've bfien stimulating and challeng- be no trouble settling this issue. the maximum age assistance. The committee approved a ceil- ing of ft month, instead of S50, for old nge recipients. The com- mittee further decided to providein ii I another increase to maximum! KG V. 11. J. If more federal aid becomes avail- able. Maximum Grants The new rates would cost the state about additional dur- ing the next two years and counties would pay nn additional (Continued on Page 11, Column 2.) RENT LAW Vanished Banker Sought in Florida, Missing New centered ing." He explained that an important! factor that influenced his decision i around Florida today for a van to accept the Austin job was thejjshed bank executive and fact that in that city a junior col- ln missing bank funds. North Western Conductors Vote to Strike Cedar Rapids, or- der of Railway Conductors announc- ed today that approximately conductors on the Chicago and North Western railway system have 'voted overwhelmingly" to author- ize a strike. F. H. Nemitz, senior thorize this aid plan but would not (vice president, said it provide the actual cash. This must be done by appropriation. State-wide 1 A. M. Closing for Liquor, Beer Sale Asked St. on-sale hard O. R. would 'about 50 different grievan- explained that the contract lege is a part of the public school system. At he will administer Dead at La Crosse I fiu jie wiu administer la Crosse, Wis. The school affairs for a system compris- Smlday before the theft of the for- Rev. H. J. Wein, pastor of Central ling six elementary schools (ground' une in casl1 and was dis- Lutheran church in Winona for has been broken for A chain of letters caused a south- ward shift in the manhunt for Rich- ard H. Crowe, 41, who disappeared) ditions crash. The party took off from Tri-City airport near Midland at 9 a. m. planning to fly to Boston to attend a banquet tonight at the Massa-i chusetts Institute of Technology. Paltering In bad weather, the plane! fell into a farmer's field and burst' into flames. j Dow has been president of the) Dow Chemical Company, one of thej world's largest producers of chem- icals, since 1930. He and Mi's. Dow are survived by a son, Herbert H. Dow the Helen whiting, both of qUOr erns in the state would be required tbe North Western Lines O. R. to close no later than 1 a.m. every c- general committee, night under a bill approved by the senate liquor control committee. The bill would establish the un- iform closing hour principle advo- cated by Governor Youngdahl al- though it does not see the specific up to O. R. C. President Harry W. Fraser to set a strike date. Fraser is in Washington. Nemitz said the North Western conductors took the strike vote be- cause the railroad had failed to ad- just ces." He between the union and the rail road is subject by either side. Midland. Wooden Leg Packs Kick Kittanning-, freed John Myers from jail after they dis- to 30 day notice Nemitz said the strike vote was tabulated in Chi- Edward Jordan, chairman hours ie proposed. The taf "about years itirin8 superintendent; and another I stnte pays the counties! Rev. Wein lived in Winona until in which are housed and the federal retirement in 1942 when he Junior and senior high schools ne F-BJ- also ls searching the ----governor suggested a mid- kick he was getting night closing for weekdays with leg- a.m. Saturday night. nearby Clarion, became merrier by the minute after he was jailed on a drunkenness charge in A similar bill approyed by the house temperance committee sets the 1 a.m. closing for week nights ratified by the Senate. Truman Confident Of Pact Approval Washington Tru- man declared today that he is con- fident the Atlantic pact will be ment absorbs the balance. Present maximum grants for A. moved to La Crosse. Funeral s (the junior college. are incomnlete Tne school building at Aus- 1 ef'. me ir _, _ ________ icivi DC are S50 a month mo'ther bullre'tentatlveiy is one of the snd and one child, for child and for each child. A lively debate in the house pre- ceded defeat of a bill for a con- stitutional amendment to legalize lotteries. Representative Thomas F. O'Mal-l ley, Duluth, sponsor of the lottery j proposal, said many millions of dol-l lars could be raised to help pay) the bonus and for educational pur- poses. He said Harvard university once raised money through lotter- ies. A Red Wiug- minister, Rep. Clar- ence G. Langley, fought O'Malley's proposal. "If we must sell our souls to educate our children, then why ed- ucate the minister asked. "This would be nothing short of an insult to our veterans by re- warding them with tainted money." The house passed a bill to in- crease mileage expenses to pub- lic employes from five to six cents a, mile except in Minneapolis, which can pay seven cents under a special law. Representative Clauds Allen of St. Paul successfully fought off an amendment to pay seven cents, the same as recommended by the senate finance committee and b> the house civil administration com- mittee. One of the chief supporters I of the seven cent plan was Rep- resentative Loren S. Rutter of Kin-j ney. J burial in Woodlawn (Continued on Page 12, Column 7) HARBO H. C. Lytton, 702, Famed Chicago Merchant, Dead a country club member charity worker. District Attorney Frank S. Hogan said the vault stripping at the Na- tional City Bank's branch at 195. Broadway, where Crowe was as- sistant manager, probably was the biggest theft of its kind in Man- hattan's history. Acting Police Lieutenant Grover C. Brown said Crowe walked off with the loot late last Friday, leav- ing the lock on the bank vault jam- med. It took six hours of work _. on Monday before the vault could Henry C. Lytton, be opened, Brown said. 102-year-old pioneer State The loot, police said, apparently, merchant, died today of a heartlwas tossed around unguarded in ailment. ja little leather bag while the ac- He was taken to Wesley Memor-lcused bank executive spent a typi- ial hospital March 26 and placed country-clubbing and -nrti. A mvstified cop finally spotted thej Under present law there is con-, ana top of a half-empty bottle of wine siderable variation in closing hours :protrudingr from Myers' artificial lez. with nnp nf m an oxygen tent. Lytton was the personification of American gumption, wedded to shrewd showmanship and cultural puttering around his home before disappearing., Friends of Crowe since have re- ceived letters with sums of money interests. "ine owed' them. He was the most extraordinary c of the quarter million persons who .if. daily worked in Chicago's Senate street a phenomenal patriarch i who was the last of 14 pioneer j merchant princes in the great shop jping area. His career was the sort which inspired writers of juvenile fiction in the early part of the century errand boy to famous mer- chant. He retired at 70 but he came back to work 16 years later andi Passes Rent Bill Madison, sin senate passed Wiscon- by unanimous vote a 45-day extension of rent coti- tiol today. The action, immediately mes- saged to the assembly, extends state controls to May 15, It is expected that assembly con- H. C. Lytton I (Continued on Page 12, Column 5.) HENRY IYTTON currence and approval by the gov- ernor's office would come before night-falL Myers was shooed the cities and another for communitie He said the defense alliance is ab- solutely necessary. The President took this position at a news conference when he was told that Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) going into the pact. He said he thought the majority of the sena- tors would go along with him. Nobel Prize Winner Dead Buenos Friedrich Eergius, world famous German scientist and winner of the Nobel arize for chemistry in 1931, died here yesterday. He was 65. Bergius came to Argentina a year ago. His Nobel prize was awarded "or discovering a process to pro- duce gasoline from coal and sugar from wood. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Clearing and a little colder tonight; low 32. Generally fair with rising tempera- March Lion Going Out With a Roar Colder Tonight, Warmer Weather Friday Forecast By Adolph Bremer The Lion of March is taking var- ious leaves today. In this area he is not leaving en- tirely lamblike, as he was supposed to, but he's at least chastened by a good soaking. In other the South Dakota-Minnesota border and the Twin Lion of March was going out with a roar, a dupli- cation of his entrance. Hundreds of motorists were snow- bound along Highway 16 from Mit- chell, S. D., to Worthington, Minn. The weather was around freezing, and the snow was heavy. In the Twin Cities, where the snowfall was heavy, trains were arriving late. Last night the snowbelt cut only diagonally across southern Minne- sota into Wisconsin, but then this morning colder air moved in and ;umed rain into snowfall generally. Inch of Slush The inch of slushy snow that fell in Winona overnight was spotty. Before 7 a. m. today neither La irosse or Rochester had a snow- The official temperature at noon here was 34 degrees, and it'll get little colder overnight, according to ,he Weather bureau. A freezing or just a little below is the prediction. The skies will clear tonight, and the mercury will zoom to about 50. The Lion of March will be thoroughly vanquished. Watching the a Homer esident recalled the March 31 of 20 ears Easter Sunday. She said it was five times as bad, and ecords bear her out. It snowed and rained about one and a quarter inches today; March 31, 1929, it snowed and rained about six inches. The precipitation today was ex- remely spotty. By 10 a. m. today it tiad snowed two inches in Gales- rille; by 7 a. rr.., it had snowed three inches in Neillsville; by 7 a. m., it ad rained 1.26 inches in La Crosse. 12 Inches at Marshall In Minnesota, Marshall, in the outhwestern section, had received inches up to 8 a. m. Windom, also in the southwest, eported ten inches of snow. The win Cities street cars and buses ere operating, but behind schedule. Auto travel in outlying residential districts was difficult. Well-traveled, city streets were open. Wiltoar, also in the snow path, reported six inches. Winds up to 40 miles an hour accompanied the fall in some sections. Owatonna and Rochester reported no snow, the highway department said. St. Cloud and Duluth also escaped the spring storm, the de- partment added. The storm, from the southwest section of the country, struck South Dakota last night. About an inch of snow fell at Al- bert Lea. The fall followed heavy rain which started Wednesday aft- ernoon. Northwestern Bell Telephone In Minneapolis reported 187 circuits were out of order in an area west of Austin to south of Willmar. Four communities were isolated from telephone communications, the jhone company said. They are Can- by, Milroy, Lucan and Lynd. Trains Late Trains coming into Minneapolis were up to two hours late. The crew of a Great Northern train coming from Daluth reported they did not encounter heavy snow until they reached Pine City, about halfway between Duluth and the Twin Cities. Trains from Omaha, and Chicago were running about an hour late. An M. St. L. train from' Des Moirjes, Iowa, was about two hours behind schedule. The Milwaukee railroad's Olympian from Seattle, Wash., was two hours late. The Kocfc Island Rocket from St. Louis was an hour and 15 minutes behind schedule. Trainmen was the principal reason for the de- lays, with traction no great problem. said lack of visibility A Brown Torrent from the swollen Heart river rips through a dike built last year to protect U, S. highway 10 between Bismarck and Mandan, N. D. The dike was ordered breached by dynamite to help ease pressure on flooded Mandan. The break is about a mile southeast of the city limits. The Northern Pacific south branch line can be seen among trees in the background, with flooded lowlands behind it. (A.P. Wirephoto to The BepubUcaa-Herald.) I ture Friday; !noon 50. high in the after- LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 38; minimum, 33; noon, 34; precipitation, 1.10 (one inch of sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 18. The snow was melting nearly as ;ast as it fell at Mankato where the srecipltation totaled 1.42 inches up o 7 a. m. today. The Minnesota river was expected to hit flood stage at 19 feet before nightfall. The river level stood at 18.1. In South Dakota In South Dakota, winds, 25 to 35 miles an hour, piled the snow to a thickness of one to two feet on high- ways. Stranded motorists went to filling stations, farm houses or bundled up and stayed to their cars. Heaviest snow cover reported this morning was nine inches at Tyndall, S. D. Sioux Falls had eight inches. Huron reported three inches and Watertown an inch. 1 Most schools in the area closed.