Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Showers Tonight, Friday, High Friday 64 Read 'Men Around Truman' on Page 4 Today VOLUME 50, NO. 66 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 4, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES 99-Day Chrysler Strike Settled Truman Sees World Peace Avoid Shooting, President Says Predicts Defense Budget Reduction During Next Year Fireworks in Senate Quads Born OverMcCarthyQuiz By Marvin L. Arrowsmith iHe touched off the latest bitter row uproarious and was ordered to his Senate seat Senate scrap over Republican Sena- tor McCarthy's Communism-in-the- government charges brought a fore- cast of more fireworks from sides today. both By D. Harold Oliver Tru- man said today he doesn't feel the cold war is close to turning into ai shooting war with Russia. In fact.! he said, he thinks the international I situation is much better now than it was in 1946. Mr. Truman voiced his optimism1 for world peace at a news confer- ence. He spoke out after a reporter told him Senator Tydings (D.-Md.) had said this country is close to a shooting war with Russia. The President said he thinks Tyd- ings was unduly alarmed if he said that. He said lie thinks the situ-, ation is improving. He said he may be an optimist in saying that, I and added that one has to be an optimist to be President of the United States. i Mr. Truman said he disagrees wiui Former President Hoover on Hoover's proposal to reorganize the United Nations without Russia. But, he said, he feels Hoover is right in suggesting that moral forces be strengthened 'or world peace. Smaller Budget Forecast The President said the nation's defense budget will be smaller for the 1951-52 fiscal year (beginning July l, 1951) and he is not alarm- ed to any sense of the word. This was in answer to a question whether recent proposed increases in the 1950-51 defense budget were based on alarming world conditions. Informed of arguments that be- cause of the present deficit the na- tion could no longer afford the Marshall plan, the President re- plied that is the old argument which its opponents have made ever since the plan was started. He contended the deflct exists be- cause Congress refuses to levy suf- flclent taxes to support the gov- ernment's needs. The Marshall plan, he asserted, is much cheaper than a shooting war. In response to questions about the .Florida primary, Mr. Trunmn said he does not regard the defeat of Senator Pepper as a defeat for the Fair Deal or the administration. He said there were certain issues in, ____ the campaign that had no bearing! would decide, however, when there on the national picture. Likes Roosevelt on a charge that he called Mc- Carthy a liar in violation of the chamber's rules. On the other side, McCarthy made it plain he is ready to flre "We've just started to back any time the Democrats de- said Democratic Leader Lucas to let fly at him again. He got a big helping hand in the skirmish with Lucas yesterday from Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the Republican floor leader. To Sleepy Eye Farm Couple Woman Mother Of Six Other Children Mrs, Anna R. Baner, 81-year- old mother of 14 children, has been chosen "most outstanding Catholic mother of 1950." Of her 14 children, four of her sons are lay brothers or priests and four daughters are nuns. Mrs. Bauer is from Manchester, Mich. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Secret Session While the angry debate still echoed, the Senate foreign rela- tions subcommittee McCarthy's charges investigating arranged to take testimony behind closed doors today from Prank Bielaski, once an agent for the Office of Strateg- called to tell the ic Services. Bielaski was committee what he knows about the Amerasia magazine case of 1945, which involved alleged illegal use of secret government docu- ments. McCarthy has contended that Owen Lattimore, Far Eastern affairs expert, was mixed up in that case attimore has testified under oath that he had nothing to do with it. Lattimore concluded two days of -estimony and questioning by the nquiry committee late yesterday. He was told to stand by for possi- )le further quizzing later. On the witness stand, Lattimore again flatly denied McCarthy's charge that he is Russia's head spy Sleepy Eye, Minn. Quad- ruplets born to a Minnesota farm wife the first 20 minutes af- ter she reached a hospital here yesterday were "doing nicely" in incubators today. Dr. Elmer E. Keithahn said the three girls and a boy were deliv- ered in two and one-half hours to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Seifert, liv- ing seven miles from Sleepy Eye. The couple had expected triplets. The babies ranged from pounds, four ounces to four and one-half pounds. The smallest, while feebler than the others, ap- pears healthy, the doctor reported. Two girls were born first, then the boy and the third girl. Dr. Keithahn, 37 and in piictice here six years, said it was the first time he had delivered more .ban twins. Quadruplets come on- ly once in a half million births, 3e added. Mrs. Seifert is the mother of six other children, including a pair of twins. She was reported la fairi condition. i The quadruplets were born seven! weeks prematurely, Seifert said. Two-Year Draft Extension Voted By Committee Washington The House armed services committee voted, 3: to 0, today to extend the military draft another two years. Congress would be any actual inductions. Chairman Vinson said in this country. He also "hogwash" the allegations termed of ex- Talking It Over at the end of the Chrysler Corporation strike In Detroit this morning, are, left to right, Norman Matthews, TJ.A.W.-CJ.O. chief r.egotiator and president of the Chrysler local; Federal Mediator Marvin Sconyers; State Mediator Noel Fox, and Walter Reuther, TJ.A.W. president. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) Florida Vote Shows Trend to Conservatism While the babies were being de-l ivered, Seifert remarked that he tiOil Ulit, UA i i Communist Louis Budenz that have to sel1 a Part ol tne (Lattimore) was a Communist. expenses this keeps It was 'fhp Taftimnro fbat UP- morning, however, he It the Lattimore case haye Qf what causgd Bepresenta. By The Associated Press You could take your choice to- Muskegon Foundry Head New Chamber President By Sterling F. Green United States Chamber of Commerce gave its endorsement today to a "modest and carefully considered" program j of exporting American know-how to further the industrial development j of backward lands. The Chamber's policy declaration, given unanimous approval at Workers Will Return to Jobs on Monday Dispute Costs in Wages and Sales By Glenn Engle Detroit The billlon-dollar- plus Chrysler strike was settled today an hour and a half be- fore it became 100 days old. The C.I.O. United Auto Workers and Chrysler Corporation signed a contract at a.m. carrying monthly pensions, including social security benefits, for workers 65 with 25 years service. The contract runs for three years and also boosts wages in some plants, and hikes workers' medical and hospi- tal benefits. The striking Chrysler un- ionists will begin returning to work Monday. Most of the idled in supplier plants will follow them, though some supplier firms already have recalled their work- ers. Local unions will vote on ratifi- cation of the contract Saturday, but none is expected to reject it. Approval usually is automatic. U.A.W. President Walter er claimed these gains in addi- tion to pensions and hospital-medi- cal and insurance benefits: Three-cents an hour more for workers in Chrysler plants at Ko- komo, New Castle and Evansville, Ind. Three to 13 cents an hour more for workers in several Chrysler parts plants, (Not Immediately named.) A boost of a year in va- cation pay for workers with Asked about a report that James the draft extension will be put up to Roosevelt, Democratic candidate for the California governorship nomina- tion, had made his peace with the White House. Mr. Truman Said he never had any ill feeling toward Jimmy Roosevelt. He added the late President's son supported the Truman ticket after Mr. Truman's nomination. Roosevelt had hackee Governor Dwight Eisenhower earlier for the nomination. "He says you want to see him governor of a reporter put in. Mr. Truman replied he would like to see a Democrat gov- ernor of that state. Mr. Truman laughed when he was asked to comment on a statement by Harold E. Stassen, president of the University of Pennsylvania, call- ing him the "cleverest politician and worst President" in the nation's history. Mr. Truman said that was quite a statement but he had no comment. the House immediately fcr passage. The present selective service act IE due to expire June 24. The committee acted after hear- ing top foreign policy and defense officials describe mounting world unrest. The legislation would: 1. Extend the selective service act expires June two years. 2. Bar any inductions until Con- gress has given the signal by declar- ing a national emergency. 3. Curb the President's power to mobilize industry and seize plants essential to war until Congress de-j claras an emergency. 4. Continue to require every male Between the ages of 18 and 26 who! lives in the United States to register! he already has done and take a physical examination to determine his fitness for military S. D, Realtor's Estate Valued At in the Senate. Referring to the scrap, Lucas told reporters today: "We on this (Democratic) side of the aisle are tired of being kicked around and of listening to that claptrap on the other side." Peurifoy's Claim Lucas lit the fuse yesterday when tie read a statement in which John E. Peurifoy, deputy undersecretary of state, said there was "not a I The Seiferts live on a 267-acre farm eight miles southeast of Sleepy is an eight- about 28 Seifert said he had no immediate resolutions endorsing the itsSth annual meeting, was one of very tive George Smathers' one-sided jman. defeat of new deal Senator Claude The Chamber emphasized, how- Pepper in Florida's democratic lever, that private enterprise and primary last Tuesday, I private capital should forra the! Smathers himself called it cornerstone of any American oeiieii, saia ne nao. no immediate nf _iigram alonS Imes of Mr, Truman 6 plans other than to go into Sleepyljictory. of hberalism four proposals." JEye to visit his wife and the new to radicalism" proof, he said, j The businessmen closed that the people of Florida "do not I their Washington meeting with the wish to venture off down the side I election of Otto Seyferth, Musfce- babies. Asked if he planned on en- larging the house, he replied that "I don't know right now." "Maybe we'll have he. said. One of the other children said [this morning that it might be a bit crowded around here." When told that he probably would charge that Lattimore has a desk in the State department Senator Wherry jumped up and shouted: "He is calling Senator McCarthy! a liar. He is out of order and should take his seat." Vice-president Barkley, who was (Continued on Page 12, Column 5.) dairying, crops and that "sort "of roads of extremism or socialism. asl Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) saw as president for 1950. the significant thing "that the la- bor people went down there to de- because he nice, said "That would be very could use it." He described his farming opera- tions as "a little bit of SENATE thing." Taft added that "the people were for it and I believe that indicates the atti- tude in other states." Bullis Vice-President Seyferth, who started his career (m Grand Rapids as a S4-a-week for j machinists helper, was an A.F.L. union organizer at one time in his progress toward the presidency of business leaders. He succeeded Herman Steink- Taft Hopeful Senate Will Cut Aid for Europe By Edwin B. Haakinson Encouraged by a new economy recruit. Senator Taf (R.-Ohio) said today "theri is a pos duty. 5. Authorize the President to order! ;o active duty for 21 months al! serves and retired personnel of the armed forces after an emergency is! declared by Congress. 6. Permit any peacetime inductee mder 19 to decline active military! duty upon his own application hat of his parents or guardians, i T> T 7- Drop Provisions for voluntary Aberdeen, S. C. La- nlistments by 18-year-olds for one mont came here in 1882 with Slojyear and by older men for 21 months in his pockets. during peacetime. He entered the mortgage and! real estate business. He stayed in) the business for more than If 11 J years, until his death at the age 011130 1X11160 of 90 last December. in! Today, an inventory of the es- "1111106 tate was on file in probate court. The estate was appraised at reported the largest ever probated in Brown county. Lament willed two grandsons, William M. Lament and'Robert B. Lamont. both of Aberdeen, the bulk of his property. These Quadruplets, bom yesterday to Mrs. Arthur were in incubators and "doing nicely" at'SIeepy Eye, today. Seifert, 42-year-old farmer, said triplets were expected but arrival of the fourth child came as a great surprise. Three are girls, the other a boy. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Niagara Falls 14 Killed, 40 Hurt In Blast in Sicily Catania, store of heavy caliber aerial bombs exploded near here today, killing 14 persons and injuring 40. The 14 killed were workers disarming the bombs to take the explo- sive for industrial uses. The store contained 30 bombs weighing Jack Kroll, director of the CIO iraus> President of the Bridgeport Political Action committee, viewed Brass Company, Harry A the Tuesday results as the triumph iBullis' chairman of General Mills, of "a sinister conspiracy" to elected a Chamber vice- :pose "upon our country a cruel (President for the Northwest area, and reactionary program." He! The Chamber delegates broad- added: "The tactics we have just' seen in Florida will soon be used "this chal- Vote in every state" and lenge will be met." Near-Complete With only ten precincts missing out of the state's the unof- ficial tally was for Smath- ers and for Pepper. William M. Boyle, national chairman, Democratic go into iie reasons for Smathers' victory congratulated him in a tele- jrarn. The message spoke of con- your have WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy with occasional light show- ers tonight and Friday. No impor- tant change in temperature. Low tonight 48: high Friday 64. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Niagara Falls, N. Y. A young woman rose from a park bench last night, walked into the! Engineer Faces Trial On Plane Bombing Los Angeles John Henry .no fimu LUG _, The woman went to certain death !Uranti an aircraft engineeft jhas still clutching to a blue handbagjbeen ordered to face swift rapids falls and above the American I over the three witnesses said. No clue to her identity was found immediately. Pantless Cop on Job South Pasadena, Calif. each. They blew up when i a workman was taking the caps oil one of them. The victims were buried by the blast in a huge pile of earth, stones and debris.. The injured by splinters and flying glass windows. The blast rocked this city of 000 population and gouged a hole tVVU pOpUliUH charges that he attempted to-mur-ias feet deep. der his family and others by plac- ing a time bomb on an airliner. c He was ordered held for trial bUrrOCate in superior court under after a preliminary hearing in mu- nicipal court yesterday. He is to be arraigned in superior court May Maximum, 70: minimum, noon, 61; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 21. ficer Lloyd Taylor's arrest report I22- j described how he pinched a man he I There were 16 persons aboard the saw throw a bottle through a win- dow. the report continued, "I went home and put on my pants.' J-w ttUUiHU LUC United Airlines plane when a suit- case containing an alarm mechanism and1 tire tube clock filled Taylor had spotted the offender with gasoline was discovered be- while he was off duty beach shorts. clad in! fore the scheduled takeoff for San I Diego test April 17. Tokyo Minoru Tanaka, 13, slipped down a manhole to rec9ver a ball He didn't come out. Tanaka's father went down. He stayed. So did a neighbor. Finally a fireman with gas mask climbed not back. All four died of methane gas suffocation. ened their organization's partici- pation in international affairs be- yond any previous scope. They recommended continued support for the Marshall plan on a policy directed at "true interna- tional economic as opposed to nationalistic stands which, it said, hamper the flow of world trade. In urging the export of U. S. capital and technical knowledge, it stipulated that treaties should be signed in advance guaranteeing 'air treatment .for-American inves- tors overseas. It also suggested that an ad visory board, made up of citizens having experience in foreign trad and investment, be created to as sist the government in developin investment policies. As expected, the Chamber op posed much of President Tru man's domestic program. It call o JoseprTf." ed for substantial tax cuts based Tuesday by Ohio Democrats to "rigorous" federal economy, pose Taft this fall. The national! jhairman pledged the committee's ull resources to help "defeat an opponent who has become a sym- bol of old guard reactionary re- publicanism." Hill Congratulated tinuing "the fine service to state and the nation you rendered in Washington." Boyle also messaged Pepper that ;he party is still depending on him :or support in its "battle against reactionary republicanism." for part, Pepper issued a statement of appreciation to his "noble gallant army" of supporters. Boyle sent congratulations also a billion dollars from the pending European aid bill. Senator Ives (R.-N.Y.) told thi Senate late yesterday that "for thi_ first time" he will vote to cut a Marshall plan authorization. The New York Republican back- ed this up by offering an amend- ment to whittle from the asked to finance the third year of the European re- covery program. Previously Senators Taft and Hickenlooper (R.-Iowa) had backed a 20 per cent cut of while Senator Kem (R.-Mo.) pro- posed a full slash. The Senate has agreed to start voting on these various cutbacks and a long list of other amend- Still another telegram of con- gratulations went to Senator Lister Hill, nominated by Alabama Dem- ocrats for a third term in the Sen- ate. It may be May 30 before there can be a final result on the effort of Hill and other regular Demo- crats in Alabama to take control of the state party machinery from iie states righters. Alabama Democrats voted Tues- day to fill the 72 places on the state Democratic executive com- mittee. results show- ed regular Democrats leading for 38 seats, sates righters for 33 and Shawano Woman Convicted in Hatchet Slaying Oshkosh, Wis. Mary Boyd 35-year-old Shawano Indian woman was convicted of second degree mur- der today in the hatchet slaying of her paramour. Circuit Judge Helmuth F. Arps, who heard the case without a jury, sentenced the woman to 14 to 16 years in the women's state prison at Taycheedah. The state had charged her with first degree murder in the death of Emil Schenk, 49, last July 21 in the cabin they shared at Shawano. Judge Arps said In his verdict that one going i to a man committed to neither. Steny of the leaders were shy of a 'majority and must run off the race May 30. The outcome may decide how Alabama's 11 electoral votes go he "didn't think she intended to kill" n 1952; its votes went to the but that she was in a self- rights presidential candidate in j induced frenzy at the time. He de- 1948 because of President Tru- j dared she was not insane and that ise of the hatchet was not justifi- Yesterday the woman testified she egulars want to fight out the is- did not aim. the hatchet which felled ments Friday. Senator Connally floor manager for the big global aid authorization, told a reporter he was confident the Senate would reject all attempts to cut back the to- tal, as it has in past years. But Taft said he hopes economy advocates can join forces "on a cut of 500 or 600 million dollars. I don't care which." "I have not made any check ye and there will be some Democrat! Taft said. "I think ther is a possibility of a fair reduction. Ives listed a number of reason tor supporting a cut this time including: 1. An "urgent need for econo- my" because of the huge defi- cit being piled up now by this government. 2. A return to above pre-war productivity In most European countries. 3. Failure of Western Euro- pean nations to remove their trade barriers against one an- other and move toward unifica- tion, Senator Kem sharply criticized he pouring out of billions of Amer- can dollars In what he called irogram to aid England, France and ither nations nationalize or social- ize industries. Kem asked Congress to prohibil ny future aid for nations that ook over basic industries. A sim- ar anti-nationalization amendment ffered by Kem last year was. de- eated by a wide 62-20 margin. man's civil rights stand. Both 'egnlar and states rights Derno- irats oppose his stand, but the ue within the party, i Schenk. Needs 5 Years To Make Up Loss Detroit Each worker lost an average of in pay during the Chrysler strike, United Auto said today. In return, he gained amounting: to about ten an hour. U the average union member works a 40-hour week for 50 a year, he wuuld thm gain about a year. Without figurinr in overtime, outside jobs be held during the strike or other factors, it would take him five-years to make up the lost to five years service. (It Is custo- mary in the auto industry to take pay in lieu of vacations.) A check-off of union dues. (A plan under which the company de- ducts union dues from wage pay- ments.) The TJ.A.W. lost its demand for a union shop, under which all workers would have been forced ;o Join the union after obtain- ing jobs if not before. The company still contends the union could have got virtually what it received today without the strike, which cost an estimated in lost wages and sales. Only the General Motors strike lEi5-46 lasted longer or cost more. It cost and asted 113 days. The union claims its gains equal the "ten-cents-an-hour package" it British Launch Big Aircraft Carrier Birkenhead, Elizabeth Wednesday launched the iggest aircraft carrier ever built by ritain the Ark Royal. The new ship replaces its famous, amesake sunk by the Nazis in World War H. emanded when it called the walk- ut. U.A.W, President Walter Reuth- r viewed the settlement as a vic- ory over the blind selfishness ol he Chrysler corporation." He added: "The Chrysler strike was more than a fight for pension, hospital-medical and insurance benefits and an improved con- tract. The Chrysler strike was a part of a great human cru- sade to build a better tomor-- row and a better world u world a world in which we and our children can have a little more of the good things in life, a little more security and a little more happiness." Herman L. Weckler, Chrysler vice-president and general mana- ger, issued a statement stating: "The new contract is a good contract. It provides pension and insurance benefits that should be helpful to our em- ployes In the emergencies of life that people are not always financially prepared to meet. and with the co-operation of our employes and the the contract should also make for smoother operations in our plants. "As regards pension and oth- er benefits that the individual employe gets under the new contract, he could have got substantially these at the con- ference table without losing a single day's pay." In addition to pensions and hos- >ital medical and insurance bene- the union claimed these oth- er gains: The union claimed these noneco- nomic gains: check-off asked a ment.) of union dues., (It union shop agree-- Strengthened grievance proce- dure. Improved seniority provisions.