Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Rain Tonight, Wednesday; Warmer Tonight Read 'Men Around Truman' on Page 4 Today VOLUME 50, NO. 64 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 2, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES 'NUTS' Urged As to Higher Budget TODAY- Pressure On Johnson Increasing By Stewart Alsop the child's game. I Economist Warns I C. of C. Nation I Must Cut Spending I Washington Edwin G. Nourse, former top economist to the White House, spoke out today against piling up new military out- lays "every time Joe Stalin throws a scare into us." Nourse predicted a deficit this year. He said in a speech prepared for the United States Chamber of Commerce that the "battle of the budget bulge" is greater "in its scope and menace" 5 Soldiers Die called "grandmother's footsteps the Bastogne break-through in some infantile circles (and world War II. light" or "I spy" in the! The United States, like General "it" stands with his back to a'Anthony C. McAuliffe of Bastogne second player, while the second fame, must learn to say player tries to sneak up on him. When the "it" turns his head, the second player freezes in position, Nourse said "when an industrial- ly-primitive and illiterate country tries to bluff us as to our respect- looking as innocent as possible. If ive abilities to wage industrialized the second player can tag the he wins. But if the "it" sees him! The economist, who resigned as movlngr, he loses. first chairman of the president's Secretary of Defense Louis John-! council of economic advisers in son is now playing the part of thelNovember, said national security! second player in a matter of economic might as' footsteps." while the as military power American public plays the ,.It f v Ing his position but so quietly and carefully that tie evidently hopes the "It" will not Catch him at it. THE LATEST MOVE in the game was Johnson's request to Congress last week for an increase In aircraft procurement of 300 mil- lion dollars, with 50 million dol- lars more for antisubmarine work. This move was covered rather Inadequately, to a reasonably sharp-eyed "it" by Johnson's assertion that certain events as a recommended strs.t- forced a reappraisal, notably "thejegy for coping with national debtj Soviet atomic explosion, the fall I and deficits. The country must al-l of China, the serious situation take these further steps, he! South East Asia." I said: The meaning of these events hasj Second, prune domestic spending presumably burst with sudden joy forgoing things we would likej force upon Johnson's conscious-! but cannot afford under the head- pense of a sound is no stronger than the financial foundation on which it Nourse declared. Other Recommendations "We all see the folly of the Mis- sissippi steamboat owner who put on such a big whistle that the en- gine stopped when he blew it." The warning against over-spend- ing in an armaments race was one of the four points listed by in t-ras Winonan's Truck Rammed by Auto McCoy Personnel Killed on Highway 16 Near Tomah in Crash With Car Carrier A Winona truck driver escaped with minor Injuries In a collision near Tomah, Wis., Monday night that brought death to five Camp McCoy soldiers. Donald Bellman, 39, 1067% West King street, suffered only a cut over one eye when his loaded automobile transport was hit by an oncom- --------------------------------------------jng car carrying the servicemen. Monroe County Coroner M. J. I r Lanham identified the victims as: J T UOUIO OZ Edward R. Bohrer, Eugene Watts. li VVMIM; Vfcf Wesley W. Mohr, Harold R. Hill Dead at Rochester Death Car In Which Five Camp McCoy Soldiers Were Killed near Tomah, Wis., Monday night is pictured above shortly after it had collided with an auto transport driven by a Winona man. The car ripped through between the cab and trailer, shearing off four wheels of the cab and overturning the trailer. The body of the car was stripped from the chassis by the crash which took place on high- way 16 a mile west of Tomah. Rochester, F. (Jay) Gould, 62, former Minnesota jame and fish commissioner and Republican party leader, died to- day in a Rochester hospital after a long illness. Gould served as game and fish commissioner in the late 20's and was manager of Herbert Hoover's 1928 presidential campaign fa Min- nesota. He served as business superinten- dent of schools in Minneapolis from .938 to 1945. A veteran of World and Duane A. Galup. Camp McCoy officials confirmed information that the victims were servicemen stationed at the base. They withheld identification until next of kin had been notified. The crash occurred on highway 16 about one mile west of Tomah at p. m. yesterday. Bodies of the five soldiers were pinned in the demolished car. In a written statement given to Sheriff H. H. Biegel and District Attorney W. J. Gleiss at Tomah shortly after the accident, Bellman ;ave the following explanation of ;he accident: He told the officials that the auto- mobile carrying the soldiers was airs. He was a member of sev-j eral Masonic groups. Surviving1 are his widow, two ions, Thomas J. and Fred W. of and that it swerved toward his truck before striking it just behind the tractor cab. He said tried to turn onto St. Paul, two daughters, Mrs. Isa-lyje shoulder of the highway, but lelle M. Smith and Helen S. Gould jtnat tnere W8JS not enough time, f Minneapolis, and a brother, C. A, Gould of St. Paul. ings of "resource development, cial welfare, and personal secur ness. At least since Johnson as- sumed office, it has been fairiy obvious to anyone capable of read- ing the newspapers that China was] Third, keep the peace industrial- finished and Southeast Asia in ly. If strikes stop the production grave danger. As for the Soviet lines. Nourse said, government bomb, the decision drastically to I revenue will fade, relief costs will reduce American defenses was'rise and "the tide of the budget confirmed well after it was ex- battle will turn against us." ploded last September. Only now. Fourth, shun "the easy road of seven months after the event, luisjtax reduction while still there is a low-rent housing project, it suddenly occurred to Johnson, serious deficit problem." I Chairman C. Paul Venables tolc according to his statement, that! Nourse thus became the first the city council that the federal Housing Group Cites Need for General Plan The need for an over-all devel- opment plan for Winona was cited by the Winona Housing Devel- opment authority Monday night in outlining the progress of the city's tho Russian bomb might affect American military planning. Yet in fact, Johnson began play- Ing "grandmother's footsteps" some time before last week's re- quest to Congress. Here it is nec- essary to examine the original Johnsonian "economy" program. speaker on the program of the chamber's 38th annual meeting who touched on taxes but did not Public Housing administration will be interested in making certain that whatever site or sites are se- recommend that they be cut. Hejlected for the units will continue It had two phases. In the first (others. said he recognized glaring inequi- ties in the present tax structure which may be so serious as to cripple some firms and destroy phase, Johnson was to "save" one billion dollars 'out of appropriations for the fiscal year ending next June SO. This sum was to be ac- tually returned to the treasury, presumably with suitably grandilo- "But they are not preventing prosperous operation for the ecor- omy as a Nourse de- clared. Postpone Tax Reform "We can better, postpone refrom to be In a good residential area. It was noted that the Winona Community Planning council's chairman, Dr. D. T. Burt, has in- dicated that the planning council's interest in undertaking the financ- ing of the preparation of such a plan, and this interest will be in- vestigated further. The over-all plan was discussed as an aftermath of Chairman Ven- quent Johnsonian gestures. jof the tax system than insist onjables' report on the activities of the THE SECOND PHASE was to i getting relief at the expense of authority. Present, too, were Mem- have seen the 1951 defense budget! adding another billion or so to E. G. Schernecker, William J. .i Thurow and Donald G. Keller. (Continued on Page 12, Column 4) j (Continued on Page 12, Column 3) ALSOPS i HIGHER BUDGET Mr. Venables said that as a re- sult of the approval of the loan to the authority it will scon be in a position to finance a detailed nousing survey to determine definite- ly whether there is a need for any low-rent unite here and how many. One hundred sixty units have been! awarded tentatively. j Should the survey determine no I need, the authority would not be nancially obligated for the money! spent, Mr. Venables said. i If the survey does determine acquiring of site or sites, drawing! of plans, securing of a building lean! land other construction matters would follow in order, he added. Mr. Schernecker, secretary to the authority, pointed out that one au thority will secure one-fifth of th loan as a down payment. Mr. Venables again reviewed th basic principle behind'the federa Severed From Trailer-Load Of New Automobiles it was hauling from Milwaukee to Sparta was this tractor cab. Donald Bellman, 39, Winona, suffered only a minor cut over one eye in the accident. His cab remained upright after the impact although the trailer tipped over. The car carrying the five soldiers hit the cab just behind the door shown above, crashing through and cutting the trailer from the cab. John Maragon, left, handcuffed to an unidentified prisoner, right, smiled and waved, this morning as he aiiived at court in Washington for sentencing. Maragon was given eight months to two years in jail for lying criminally to Senate investigators about his bank ac- counts and jobs. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) government's low-rent housing proj ects: To give the lowest income fam lilies good housing at a reduced cos jto them through federal subsidy o 'the project. First Ward Alderman LOyde Pfeif fer, said it looked like "Socialism to him although he didn't necessar ily mean he Is against the program Mr. Venables replied that then the city's water system, the city', sewer system and snow removal are also examples of "Socialism." "Where you get a he continued, "beyond the economic capabilities, it becomes a public need You can see what private industry has done in housing here in four years." He noted, too, that is his opinion when FHA guarantees home loans Socialism is also practiced. "But that's an Individual obliga- Second Ward Alderman Jo- seph Krier replied. Last night the council saw an ex- ample of a private development, Stanley Langowski and his attorney, Harold Libera, presented proposed plats of Langowski property to the north of the Siebrecht Floral Com- pany greenhouses on highway 61 in the far East End. One of the proposed arrangements of the property Into lots would cre- ate 205 lots, the other some fewer. Mr. Langowski was asked to con- fer with City Engineer.W. O. Cribbs. In another item of business, the Minnesota department of highways was asked to make a traffic survey here. The council viewed that as a sreliminary to the preparation of; the over-all plan. j MacArthur Warns Japs On Communism By William Jordan Day of 'Communism7 Chrysler Talks Too Much for Mayor Burned After Tokyo Mac Arthur) hospital after suffering a severe today urged the Japanese to defendjheart attack, their new constitutional liberties I Just as the town was about to against the "international politlcaljbe delivered from "Communist dic- By Arthur Bystrom Mosinee, "Communists" became loyal Americans again today, their one-day mock revolution at an end. But while they went back to preparing for belated trout fishing trips and other evreyday activity, their mayor lay critically ill in a Wausau perfidy" of Communism. For the second time in ten months he sug- gested the possibility of outlawing Japan's Communist party. The Allied occupation commander tatorship" last night. Mayor Ralph Kronenwetter, 49, was stricken. He was rushed from the village park to his home where a Catholic priest administered the final rites took the third anniversary of Ja- of his church. A physician declar- jan's "no war" constitution as the led his condition "critical." Lat- xxasion for a statement denounc-jer he was taken to St. Mary's hos- ng anew Communism here andipital at Wausau. abroad. Mayor Kronenwetter had partici- Japan's Communist party, Mac- pated actively in the "Red in- Arthur said, is "an avowed satellite vasion" staged as an object lesson an international predatory force by the Wisconsin department of and a Japanese pawn of alien power the American Legion Ee to be added: "That it has done so at once Hings into question its right to the urther benefits and protection of the country and laws it would sub- ert and raises doubt as to whether t should longer be regarded as a onstitutionally recognized political movement." The occupation chief raised the same question last July 4 when he abeled Communism "national and International outlawry." Today he called it "this form of international political perfidy, so- cial deception and territorial fraud." 5-Hour Recess Detroit Negotiators renew- ed today, after a five-hour break, their marathon bargaining to ead post in the general election two j the 98-day Chrysler strike. years ago. The day of oppression ended Bellman mid the struck the left door of his cab and crashed through the trailer and the cab. The carrier, with four new auto- mobiles which Bellman had picked up at Milwaukee and was taking: to Sparta, tipped over on the high- way, but none of the loose. So forceful was the impact, ths metal frame ot the car was stripped off. The four large duo wheels at the rear the cab were sheared off by the crash. described the scene as one of the "mort horrible" they riad witnessed In many years ol investigating highway accidents. According to reports pieced to- gether by the officials, the five sol- diers had been paid at the Monday and had gone into Sparta. They visited the Roy Nelson there and bought a 1938 model automobile. At the time of tae accident they were head- ed toward Tomah. Coroner Lanham said that no Inquest will be held and that Bell- man was not being held. There were no other witnesses to the ac- cident. The crash site was on a sweeping curve near the Monroe county lair- grounds. Truck'traffic was halted by the Tomah police and highway patrol- men who rushed to the scene. Au- tomobiles, however, were allowed to >ass on the other side of the road. Jefore the wreckage was cleared, trucks were lined up for a mile in, either direction. Bellman, formerly of the Lake area, has lived in Winona for many years. He formerly drove a truck for an oil and fuel terminal here. He has been employed by Clark Auto Transport Company, with headquarters at Sparta, about three years. Recently he was awarded a medal for safe driving, according to Mrs. Bellman. She saW that In a telephone message early this morning from her husband be talked of going to a Sparta hospital for a check-up and that he would probably be home late today or Wednesday. Bodies of the five soldiers were taken to a Sparta funeral home. Teachers Colleges Join Minnesota College Association St. Paul Minnesota's five teachers colleges yesterday joined the Minnesota Association of Col- leges. Dr. Charles J. Turck, presi- dent of Macalester college, was elec- ted president. Other new officers elected at an C.I.O. Dnited Auto Workers meeting are Dr. Charles Chrysler representatives had met All traces of yesterday's day demonstration went up in the blaze. Residents, not knowing of their mayor's condition, threw in red flags that had flown above mun- icipal buildings, business houses and schools. Into the flames also were fed ration cards and creden- tials that participating residents were "forced" to carry. Mock Coup a Success All who took part pronounced the mock coup a success. Charles O. Larson of Port Wash- police troops. Mayor Seven Years They routed him out of be ear- state Legion said the day's activity was "very satisfactory but a mild dem- and a bathrobe. pajamas has been the purpose of the Kronenwetter, anxious to co-op- erate, re-enacted the scene sever- al times for the benefit of news photographers and newsreel came- ramen. He has been mayor for sev-1 en years and planned to run this fall for the Democratic congres- sional moniaation in the seventh, oUstrict. He was defeated for the! munism so that you who live in Mosinee could experience the dif- ference of life under Communism and living in our beloved democ- he said while the flames crackled in the park. "The best way to counteract Communism and advance the (Continued on Page 12, Column 2) COMMUNISM gave in to exhaustion and re- cessed at 3 a.m. They returned to peace talks at 8 a.m. Neither company nor union would comment as they continued writing of a new contiact to put Chrysler employes back to work. Neither side had anything to say at the recess as to when an agree- ment might be hammered out. In Hamline university and the College around-the-clock sessions they had been trying since 2 p.m. Saturday. The only comment was from Federal Mediator E. Marvin Scon- yers who, without elaboration, said 'It doesn't look any better." Sconyers' meaning wasn't clear. However, yesterday Chrysler and the union had differed over the causa of the continuing dead- lock. Chrysler said that only techni- cal wording of contract clauses was holding up a settlement. The U.A.W. said there were still resolved issues." The fundamentals of a monthly pension plan, major orig- inal issue of the long strike, have long since been agreed upon. R. Sattgast, president of Bemidji i. J LJivi -r wu uw with a giant fire m me pare, continuously for 62 hours %vhen state Teachers college, vice-presi- ......dent and the Rev. Martin E. Schirb- er, dean of St. John's university, sec- retary. Standards of teaching established by the American Association of Col- leges of Teacher Education were discussed, as well as a new master of education course started at Ma- calester a year ago. The new course will be adopted this summer by of St. Thomas. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Cloudy, oc- casional rain tonight and early Wednesday. Occasional showers Wednesday afternoon. Warmer to- night, lowest 40; high Wednesday 52. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 today: Maximum, 54; minimum, 33; noon, 54; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 12.