Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Windy, Showers Tonight; Cooler Saturday Read 'Men Around Truman' on Page 4 Today VOLUME 50, NO. 67 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 5, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY- Reds Set Up Fifth Colu mns C-46 Crashes at Minnea By Joseph AIsop Rome One of the most spicuous effects of the maturing situation has been to remove the figleaves from the Western Eu- ropean Communist parties. In Ita- ly and France, particularly, the Communists have abandoned the faintest pretense of constituting normal political parties with nor- mal political aims. Instead, the sole current objec- tive of the French and Italian Communists is to disrupt the or- ganization of any defense of the West. The sole long-range objec- tive is to prepare to play the role of para-military fifth columns when the word of command is giv- en. In short, the Western Euro- pean Communist parties have now become naked military-strategic instruments of Soviet imperialism, ncrease dRi ivcr I Harbor Aid Asked BULLETIN Senate defeated on a 40 to 40 tie vote to- day ,a Republican move to cut from European recovery funds. Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) proposed the cut. Under Senate rules, an amendment to a bill loses on a tie vote. Six Republicans voted against Taft's proposal. They were Senators Aiken and Flanders of Vermont, Lodge and Saltonstall of Massachusetts, Smith of New Jersey and Thye of Minnesota. Later, the Senate voted to cut from European [Re- covery funds for the .year beginning July 1. By William F. Arbogast House heads into the big money sections of a appropriation bill some large increases in to be distinguished offing to cripple an economy drive. units of the Red army. Pressing to get the bill out of the way next has been under PROCESS is more under- consideration since before House leaders called a Saturday session. Today's part of the 431-page bill which finances more than 40 federal agencies for the fiscal year beginning in July carries allot- ments for the Atomic Energy com- mission and a score of other in- dependent agencies. will be followed by the sec- appropriating money for ri- and harbors 'and flood con- trol projects scattered throughout the country, and finally by the military allotment. Blanketed in with the Atomic En- ergy commission and the other The United independent agencies is the Veter- U. 5. Protests Russ Handling Of Plane Case Washington States charged Russia today with flouting its international obliga- tions in dealing with the Baltic plane incident. In a new note to Moscow, the It tion vers I ommended by committee for the appropriations the AEG and the State department declared Eussia j veterans Administration, had put forward an "erroneous ac-i A husky increase may be voted count" of the shooting down of the'in the earmarked for Army engineers, who handle flood control and rivers and American plane on April The note said: "The government of the United States must warn the government hardly special THIS standable here in Italy, for the simple reason that the Italian i Communist leaders still occasion-! ally reveal their directives from I Moscow to their unhappy the Socialists of the Nenni group. I The Nenni Socialists, in turn, oc-1 casionally confide in their former i comrades of the Socialist fractionsj which, have declared their inde-i pendence. The change in the Communist line is deeply significant for two reasons. First, it clearly reveals the intention of the Kremlin to renew the attempt to bring West- ern Europe within the Soviet em- pire at a fairly early date. Sec- ond, the preparations that the Ital- ian and French Communists are now making can have decisive ef- fects, if and when the time ever comes for the big Soviet pressure drive westward. The time that must be prevent- ed from coming is a time when the military weakness of the West will allow the Kremlin t'j make great, intimidating 'demonstra tlons of strength at Berlin, at Vien- na, and against Yugoslavia. The French and Italian Communists are now getting ready, In short, to strike when their countries will be terrified, confused and divided by the menace of the Red army and the Red air force to the eastwards. SERE IN ITALY, the Commu- nist party here has been losing mass membership. But it has LatvlaT dec'lar-i ommended by the appropriations strengthening and hardening ltsjed that this government is forced committee. ..._.... G.O.P. Outnumbered This increase brought to approx- imately the total net in- creases already approved by the House in sections of the bill voted on during the last few weeks. Republicans conceded yesterday that they have been outnumbered by Democrats in a., drive to cut from the over-all tot- al in the bill. However, only about half, the entire House membership has been present for votes on amendments to alter allotments, the absenteeism being noticeable on both Republican and Democrat- ic sides of the chamber. Republicans hope to have a bet- ter attendance next week when they will make a reductions. They are preparing a motion to send the bill back to appropriations committee with in- structions to cut it. Russ Report On Prisoners Irks Germans Chancellor Claims Still Missing in Russia Bonn, Germany W) Chancel- lor Konrad Adenauer charged to- day that Germans are still missing in the Soviet Union. Be demanded, in the name of hu- manity, that the Kremlin account for their fate. Adenauer made a special ap- pearance before the West German parliament after he learned of last night's Soviet announcement that repatriation of German war pris- oners had been completed. When a Communist deputy got up to answer Adenauer virtually the entire body of lawmakers With the exception of three Communist deputies present and three others walked out. Tass, the official Soviet news agency, said the last group of war prisoners of them had been returned to Germany. But Adenauer told that German figures Parliament show about ans Administration, which is down for of the bill's total. No Reductions ra No reductions are expected to bejcjeared up_ xhis is an appeal to made by the House in funds humanity of all peoples. Germans are still left In- side Russia. He added: "These terrible figures must be the the Soviet- Socialist Republics seriousness with which i! regards the attitude of the govern- ment of the Union Soviet Social- ist Republics in matters of such grave consequence.V Air Violation Denied Rejecting for' the second time the the harbors projects. Some members want, the fund hiked to around The appropriations committee already has drive to add power to agreed to lead a for air funds it originally recommended for national defense. Yesterday the House tentatively approved a 1951 budget of the Soviet claim that the missing for the Interior department, American, plane violated Soviet-i adding to the sum rec- Two months ago, when the Rus- sians said virtually all captured German soldiers except war crim- inals had been freed, West Ger- man authorities claimed the So- viets still held about The United States and France on April 25 accused the Russians of trying to hide the fate of hundreds of thousands of German prisoners still not accounted for. The West charged last Berlin city council December 22 that Twenty-Eifht and three crewmen escaped serious injury this morning when a C-46 Air Force plane made a crash land- ing near the Minneapolis airport shortly after a takeoff. The pas- sengers were University of Minnesota R.O.T.O. students. The plane was named the "Haylift Express" for the part it played in helping Russia still held more Shan 000 German prisoners cf war. Wes'i German no immediate comment on the Russian announce- Officials of tne government made apparatus, by the purges o! luke- to conclude that Russia "has not warm elements. It failed to meet but has no ln_ strengthening and hardening its para-military units, which are es- timated to include above men. Finally it has been intensify- ing Its control of the transport and communications unions, which here, as In France, are the party's basic assets. Early this winter, a planned in- cident at Modena was the pre- text for an Italian trial run of fifth column tactics. Without bring- ing the para-military units Into play, the Communist high com- mand succeeded in cutting Italy in ir. two by paralyzing Italian trans- port. So serious were the effects of the Modena incident that the Min- tentlon of meeting the obligations which international law and prac- tice Impose on members of the family of nations." "It is clear that this disregard for law, custom and the opinion of mankind constitutes a further ob- stacle to the establishment of har- monious relations among nations and cannot be reconciled with the Soviet government's continued pro- testations of its devotion to the cause of peace." The note was delivered in Mos- cow by Ambassador Allan G. Kirk and was made public here by the State department. The note made it plain that the istry of the Interior and the Cara-j charges and counter-charges over binieri now have truck units which are to replace the railroads during future emergencies. Imagine a situation in which all of Western Europe has been soft- ened up by great Hitler-like shows of Soviet power, accompanied by menaces of the "peoples demo- cratic atomic bomb." Imagine further an all-out attack by the Italian Communists, on the pattern of the Modena incident, but includ- ing full use of Communist para-military power. The mainten- ance of the Italian will to resist, under these circumstances, would be a major miracle. ON THE OTHER HAND, if these the loss of the Navy Privateer plane in the Baltic area with ten men aboard have reached an im- passe. Stalemate Cited That is a stalemate from which further progress cannot be made. The Russians were told that "it! is clearly impossible to resolve this issue so long as the Soviet WEATHER its the government refuses to base position upon the facts of case." The 400-word note was in reply to Russia's April 21 communica- tion which rejected the original American protest and declared "verified data" showed that a B- circumstances are not Flying Fortress flew over Lat- to arise if successful Soviet) via on April 8 "to photograph So- menaces are prevented by the defense installations." ganization of a solid Western de- The American contention is that fense in the time still allowed usjthe unarmed plane was shot down Communists are nothing the Baltic sea. a police problem. Furthermore, fact that the last figleaves been allowed to drop will FEDERAL Winona and FORECASTS vicinity: Strong shifting winds-this afternoon and by Kurt Schumacher, leader of the opposition Socialist party, asserted there were "hundreds of thousands of German prisoners still in Russia." The Tass report, said Schumach- er, "is monstrous news." "This story, if true, will make every Communist aim in Germany Schumacher added. German feelings aroused by the news, he continued, would make the proposed May 28 march of Communist youth in Berlin "pro vocative foolishness." Tass said that since Germany's surrender in 1945 the Soviet Union had repatriated prisoners Still left in the Soviet Union, Tass said, are men condemn- ed for serious war crimes, still under investigation for alleged war crimes and 14 held temporar- ily until treatment for illnesses is completed. Ex-Army Nurse Saves Injured Boy Oakland, Calif. A former Army nurse was credited today with saving the life of an eight- tonight. Local showers early boy by using her head night, clearing tonight. tonight, lowest 42. 'Partly _______ cooler and windy Saturday; highest i over by a railway flatcar. His leg Cooler I Scarf for a tourniquet. The boy, Arne Jensen, was run in the afternoon 50. LOCAL WEATHER was crushed. Edna Black, 31, of nearby San Official observations for the 24JLeandro, heard his screams while 'waiting for a bus. She ran to him hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 77; minimum, 49; and quickly stopped the flow of noon, 77; precipitation, .23; sunsets Dkiod with her scarf, tonight at sun rises tomor-j physicians at Merritt hospital row at they may be able to save the Additional weather on page 9. youngster's leg. very have then doom the Communist parties in both Italy and France. In brief, the naked use of the Communist parties as instruments of Kremlin imperialism has already chilled the rank and file and even disquieted the leaders. It is band- wagon sentiment it is the belief that the Kremlin represents the wave of the future which now really holds the Communist par- ties together. Once this cement be- gins to crumble, the parties them- selves will crumble also. The many Communists who are Italians first, or peasants first, or trades unionists first like Di Vittorio. the trades union leader, to mention the most important will begin to have new ideas. As the Communist apparatus weakens and splits, an opening will be af- forded for the emergence of new, vigorous and independent Left- Wing parties. And thus a new at- mosphere of security will permit the restoration of what France and Italy most need, a normal, healthy political life. Lake Park Votes Auditorium Bonds Lake Park This Becker; county town, 14 miles west of De- troit Lakes, voted 175 .to 113 in! favor of issuing worth of] bonds for a community auditorium. I Calls for Clean-Up Dewey Charges Spies, Sex Offenders in Federal Jobs New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey told a New York state Republican dinner in a hard hitting speech last night that the Truman admin- istration tolerates spies, trai- tors and sex offenders in gov- ernment service. The two-time G.O.P. presi- dential loser said the Demo- crats are the party of "big business." Dewey said "Kansas City gunmen" are ..linked with na- tional administration politics. "The Fair Deal is a faro (card gambling) deal for New York state the people get trimmed every Dewey declared. Representative William L. Pfeiffer. state chairman, said it was the largest political din- ner ever held in New York state. The diners paid each for the fund-raising affair at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. He said the state G.O.P. cam- paign fund gained approxi- mately including 000 from advertising in the 112- page program. "With this Pfeiffer said, "the Republican party is back in business again." Dewey who has said he would not seek the G.OP. presidential nomination again and has avoided a declaration about running for governor in November was boomed for a third term at Albany at the dinner. Dewey told the diners that the national Democratic administration levies tribute from union treasuries. And the Democrats "shake down" wealthy playboys for govern- ment jobs, he declared. Shaking one of his most bit- ter attacks on the Truman ad- ministration since he became the top titular leader, .Dewey said: "Today it is the Democrats who are the party of big mon- ey. Last year in the New York city and state campaigns they proved it by drenching the air with paid radio time and full- page advertisements in the pa- pers. They spent at least for every of Republican money. "But there are other differ- ences even more important than their ability to tax union treasuries without the consent of the members and to shake down wealthy playboys for government jobs. "One big difference is that we Republicans really believe that spies and traitors belong in jail. "We also believe that sen of- fenders and the like should be in prisons or mental hospitals and not in any part of the federal government." Apparently referring to a double slaying and a ballot box scandal in Mr. Truman's home state of Missouri, Dewey said: "We (Republicans) believe that state elections should be decided by vote of the people and not by stolen paper ballots and by the pistols of gunmen in Kansas City clubhouses." Tornadoes Rip Through Three Southwest States By The Associated Press Tornadic winds cut a destructive path across three states last night, killing at least one person and in- juring approximately 50. Twisters whirled across West Texas and Oklahoma, then moved into Kansas. Dust storms also plagued the Southwest. The death occurred in Texas. Bill Kling, 32, was fatally injured at Ferryton as he attempted to rush his family to safety. Thirteen persons were injured there, four seriously. Kansas counted 37 injured. A twister dipped into a housing pro- ject near Great Bend in central Kansas, demolishing: several of the barrack-type buildings. In Perryton, winds whipped across the northwest edge of the town, leveling the high school sta- dium, tearing up a trailer park and smashing houses. Perryton has a population of ap- proximately "The wind must have been ter- said John Rust of the Bor- ger, Texas, News-Herald who was at the scene. "It cut a swath as clean as a knife. I saw two big tractor trailer trucks that were blown across the street and turned upside down." In Oklahoma, tornadoes struck at least four spots. Several homes and business houses were wrecked in Fort Supply, Okla., a town of about 500. The Oklahoma highway patrol al- so reported twisters hit the south- ern edge of Cordell, the eastern section of Elk City and .in rural Washita county. About one-third of the 30 frame buildings in the Great Bend hous- ing project were demolished. The project formerly was an Army air base. Sixty families lived In the buildings. The project is four miles west of Great Bend. Ned Darr, manager of the municipal airport near the project, said the tornado funnel appeared to dip into the center of the project, then leap over the oth- er buildings. The central buildings were splin- tered. Great Bend proper was not hit, but a heavy rain swept the city. Dust storms also hit the South- west. Dust at El Paso, Texas, was reported the worst since the mid- thirties. In Lubbock, blinding clouds swirled over the city like heavy choking smoke. Census Taker Aids Harassed Father Denver Census Enumera- tor Bertha Berger found a young father baby-sitting for his infant son yesterday. The baby was crying and the flustered father told her he was too -upset to answer questions. Mrs. Berger, the mother of four school-age children, pitched in. She! changed the baby's diapers and prepared formula. With the baby quiet, the father calmly answered her questions. 'Where's the baby's she asked. "Out taking the was the reply. "The Haylift Express" which crashed and burned near Wold- Chamberlain field in Minneapolis this morning, is shown above on its most recent visit to the Winona Municipal airport, January 22. The plane landed at the airport during the 1950 Winona Winter Carnival. Shown standing, left to right, under the nose of the plane are Mayor Cy Smith; Donna Compton, Snow queen attendant; Queen of Snows Pat Rozek; Frank Ramer, chairman of the Winona Activity Group's Snow Queen contest; Pat Heise, another attendant, and Verne Armstrong, president of the Winona Flyers association. Republican-Herald photo Court Orders Mankato To Revoke Garage Permit St Minnesota supreme court today ordered -the city of Mankato to revoke a building permit issued to the Model Dairy for construction of a private garage because it violates the city's zoning Joseph Lowry, who resides at 511 South Broad street, Mankato, started, an action for an injunction to compel the cUy to revoke the 81 ----------.-------------building permit, but Judge Chris Carlson of Blue Earth county dis- Shipyard Chief at Puget Sound Dead Bremerton, Wash. Captain William Edward Sullivan, 52, com- mander of the Puget Sound nav- al shipyard, died at tha naval hos- pital yesterday. He was hospitalized with a re- current stomach ailment on Feb- ruary 5. He was born at Iron Riv- er, Minn., and graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1920. Survivors include his widow and a daughter Naidah; a brother, J. A. Sullivan, International Falls, Minn.; and a sister, Mrs. C. L. CrandaU, Dayton, Ohio. Memorial services will be held here Sunday with burial in Arling- ton national cemetery, Washing- ton, D. C. snowbound ranchers in the Dakotas and has visited Winona twice. The steer and sheep head emblems represent missions. Men in picture are government inspectors. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republi- can-Herald.) 28 Passengers, Crew of Three Escape Unhurt Air C-46 twin engine plane with 38 passengers and a crew of three crashed today shortly after takeoff from Wold-Chamberlain field. No one was Injured seriously, air base headquarters reported. The plane was carrying 28 Uni- versity of Minnesota R.O.T.C. dents who were bound for Ames. Iowa, to participate in a rifle drill meet at Iowa State coUege. The left engine burst into flames shortly after the passengers and crew got out of the ship. The plane was piloted by Captain Lawrence F. Uebel of St. Paul, atf tached to the Air Force base at Wold-Chamberlain field. The Air Force spokesman said the plane had been in the air "about a minute" when It crashed in the woods on Fort Snelling. Other members of the crew Second Lieutenant Robert O'Con- ner and Staffi Sergeant Fred WahL The airbase said Captain Uebel reported he was unable to get any power.out of the engines, and that a downpour and water on the run- way retarded his speed. Captain Uebel suffered a head cut. Sergeant Wahl had a cut hand, The university students, headed by Major Michael F. Aliotta, Min- neapolis, were marched from the plane. Those aboard included: James B, Blazlna, Aitkin, Minn.; Dennis Bushnell, Tamarack, Minn.; Don R. Herbert, Little Falls, Minn., and Donald T. Bunker, Olivia, Minn. Plane Visited Winona Twice The large cargo ship was known to residents throughout the North- west as the Haylift Express as a result of numerous supply missions flown to blizzard-stricken farms in Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska during the winter of 1948-49. The largest airplane ever to land at the new Winona municipal air- port, the C-46 twice had visited Wi- nona. Most recently, the airplane was on public inspection during the Winona Winter Carnival last Janu- ary. Piloted by R. E. Bracken of Min- neapolis, the Haylift Express land- ed at the airport in conjunction, with the breakfast flight arranged for the carnival and hundreds of Winona residents inspected the air- plane at the airport. The other flight to Winona was made last fall. The airplane is a sister ship of the Air Force C-46 which was re- cently christened "The Winona" in honor of the city's air reserve train- ing squadron. Colonel Don Wilhelm, Jr., is commanding oficer of the Air Force reserve training center at Wold-Chamberlain field. The mercy missions completed by the airplane during the blizzards a year ago were credited with having saved the lives of thousands of cat- tle owned by farmers isolated by the blizzards. During this period, the air- plane maintained a steady supply of hay and other essential products to the farmers and constituted the only supply source for the snow- bound farms during an extended period. trict court handed down a decision for the city. Lowry appealed to the high court, contending the 1932 zoning ordinance was being violated. He contended the zoning; regulation may be enforced notwithstanding the fact the permittee had started his building operations. The su- preme court agred. Associate Justice Harry H. Pet- erson delivered the decision, which was In reversing the trial court with directions to issue an Injunction to Lowry, Justice Pe'terson said: "A building permit issued in vio- lation of a zoning ordinance by an official lacking power to alter or vary the ordinance is void. "Our conclusion is that the plain- tiff is entitled to the injunction sued for and that the trial court erred in denying nlm such relief.'