Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER Uarlnr ttmljfht hnd cooler, fair, warmer in Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations IS HERE Opening rroKram at Tonight VOLUME 48. NO. 68 WJNONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 6. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES White House Calls Rail Union Parley Arabs Abandon Jaffa Only of Residents Reported Remaining BULLETIN New and Ilussln Joined today in an at- tnok on the American-sup- ported plan to ptnco Jerusalem under a neutral commissioner without police power. Both de- clared the plan Inadequate to preserve order In the Holy City. Tel Aviv, Palestine Tho Arabs appeared today to have given up Jaffa both ns military center and as supply port. All but of Its inhabitants wore re- ported reliably to hnve lied. Jaffa, previously predominantly Arab, adjoins Jewish Tel Aviv, The Jewish underground Irgun Zval Louml eapturetl Its Manshleh quar- ter last woek and handed over the gains to tho Jewish militia Haga- nuh. A high Haganah officer said to- day only a few scoro Arab volun- teer soldiers remain In Jaffa. He nctclccl, "It was tho soldiers who led tho Tho reasons for tho oxodus ap- peared hero to have been tho deep- ening of tho Jewish ring of land encirclement of tho city and o strong suggestion from irgun's suc- cess that after tho britlsh leave May 15 tho Jews will bo nblo to take tho whole city If they want, Hagannh estimates that alto Kother a quarter of a million Pales tine Arabs now have abandonee their homes and fled to places o refuse. Eighty thousand of these are bollovecl to havo loft Palestine Neutrals who havo been In Jaffa tho last few clays havo reported tho city without light at night, banks and newspapers closed and shops boarded up. Haganah said nn Iraqi commander and his staff fled lost week and Jaffa's mayor loft Tuesday. Reports reaching To! Aviv indicated that, except for British military control, no municipal administration -re- mained. Volunteers Who Tolled For three days strengthening the dam at Lake Mlnnedosa, Manitoba, Canada, watch water pour through a break and into the Minnedosa and Asslniboine rivers, 100 miles west of Winnipeg. Towns along the rivers, already flooded, were threatened by higher waters from the dam break. (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) 2 Holdupmen Get Away With from Bank at Hamel Taft, Wolcott Split on Home Loan Extender Hamel, Minn. Two armed j men robbed the State Bank of Hamel of an estimated shortly before closing time Wed- nesday. Hamel is 14 miles west of Minneapolis. FBI agents, sheriffs' officers and state crime bureau agents immedi- ately converged on the area. They Grenades, mortars nnd machine- gun fire resounded from the Mos- lem Sholkh Jarrah quarter of Jerusalem near tho old walled city, shattering tho calm of truco In the Holy City since Sunday. A United Nations commission re' newecl Its efforts to secure ft truce covering till Jerusalem. Tho parent organization in Lake Success was reported in general agreement that only emergency measures can savo Palestine from bloody war. There wero Indlcatolns tho U.N. at last was coming to grips with the problem. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Clearing tonight and cooler; lowest 42 in the city nnd 38 in the country. Friday fair with rising temperature In the nttcrnoon; highest 64. Minnesota Fair and cool to- night, Friday fair and warmer, Temperatures near freezing north tonight. Scattered light frost south- cast tonight. Wisconsin Clearing and cooler tonlKht. Friday fair and warmer southwest and extreme west, Scat- tered light frost Ii> south tonight, LOCAL WKATIIEK Official observations for tho 24 hours ending at 12 m. today; Maximum, 70; minimum, 46; noon. 57: precipitation, .31 of an Inch; sun sets tonight at r.im rises tomorrow at TKMPKltATUKES ELSEWHERE Max, Mln. Prec. Washington The House set up road blocks. Sheriff Ed Ryan lopubllcart leadership (split sharply ;oday with" Senator Taft (R-Ohio) in an angry row over housing. Chairman Wolcott of the House bonking committee open- ed a deep grave for the bill as ho snapped a defiant "not inter- ested" at tho Senate-passed stop- gap legislation to revive the gov- ernment's "title 0" home loan in- surance program until June 30. Wolcott's plain brush-off brought Into the open the long-smoulder- ing housing dispute between a Senate group led by Tart and a Houso group headed by Wolcott. Taft Is chairman of the Senate Republican policy committee. The main issue in tho scrap is the Taft Ellcnder Wagner long range housing bill designed to spur :ho construction of new Homes by 1058. Tho Senate passed tho bill two weeks ago. Wolcott'J committee Is holding hearings on Give All-Out Aid to China, Judd Urges S. Representative of Hennepln county said officers Judd says the United worked all night following all pos- States should give moral, military slble leads, but found no traco of and economic assistance to the Chi- the men. He asked that all law enforce- ment agencies In this area be alerted, saying: "This may be only the beginning." "The same bandits may strike he said. "This holdup was handled with such consummate ease that they may try it again soon." "And the very ease of the affair may be a temptation to others to try the same thing." Ryan called tho holdup "a pro- fessional didn't waste any motions." The two men showed their guns and forced the six persons in the nese government in its battle against communism. Senate 0. K.'s Funds for Armada Measure Provides Billion for 70 Air Groups for an immediate start on building a. 70- group combat Air Force won over- whelming Senate approval today. The roll call vote was 74 to 2. Only Senators Taylor (D.-Idaho) and Cain (R.-Wash.) voted against House Edges From U. N. Revision Meet House for- eign affairs committee appears to- day to be edging away from the idea of an Immediate world conference bo overhaul the United Nations charter. It may approve instead some sort of resolution designed to muster American and world opinion behind other action this country regards as necessary and-practical. Secretary of State Marshall and Austin, U, S. ambassador to he U.N., told the committee a move along those lines might be helpful. They agreed to help draft such a esolution. But they were solidly against a harter revision conference at this Ime. They said it wouldn't work, t. The senators passed a 100 money bill as part of a program o increase military air power. The measure now goes back to the House for action on several Senate amendments. That House previ- usly had voted 343-3-to expand the Air Forces and the Navy's air arm. Senate action came after Chair- man Bridges (R-N. H.) of the ap- roprlatlon committee singled out oviet Russia as "our only possible pponent." He said Russia now is expanding ,nd modernizing the Soviet air orccs. and may have the atomic omb secret In the next few years. Evidence Teachers Win Salary Strike Providence, B. I. Striking rovldence public school teachers eturned to their classrooms today fter scoring a victory in their de- mand for wage increases. The two-day strike virtually par- yzed school operations In this city Fewer than 200 of the ty's teachers and only Luther Youngdahl's salute has been the enrolled pupils attend-'recorded in St. Paul. and besides TJ.N. is having some successes along with Its reverses. Austin said the U.N. can be rhade stronger If some of Its members are strengthened by the European Re- covery program and II American military strength is built up so It can protect international law and order. He suggested too that: "We should strengthen the mili- tary posture of our friends. History is full of evidence that the weakness of the just increases the malice of the wicked. We have acted to strengthen the economies of friendly states; now let us act to strengthen their military position." Austin said it isn't only Russia that won't go along with reducing the big power veto In the security council. State, Civic Leaders to 3e On Program Tonight Inaugurating KWNO-FM KWNO-PM will be formally welcomed Into the family of more than 400 radio stations broadcasting frequency modulated signals across the nation tonight when the newest addition to Winona Radio Service is inaugurated during a two-hour dedicatory pro- gram beginning at p. m. Messages of congratulations from state and civic leaders and Mark Woods, president of the American Broadcasting Company will be delivered during the Initial broadcast which will be broadcast simultaneously over KWNO (1230 kilocycles on the standard broad- cast band) and KWNO-FM (operat- ing at Minnesota Senators Edward .J. Thye and Joseph Ball and Congress- man August H. Andresen will be heard on transcriptions wade in Washington, D. C., while Governor d classes during the walkout. The AJF.L. Teachers Alliance ac- pted an agreement giving them a ingle salary schedule, replacing iree schedules now in effect basec n grades taught. The accepted proposal gives al achers an immediate raise of year, and establishes, effective iptember 2, salary brackets o: ,400 to based on length ol The former medical missionary to rvlcc' wlth automatic raises of China said he has doubts a Euro- pean Recovery program can succeed "11 Russia gets control of which means Russia will UC we don't help effectively at once." Speaking at the- quadrennial gen- eral conference of the Methodist church last night, Judd said: "The communists cannot be check- ed without American moral, military and economic assistance for the Chi- nese government. "By moral I mean a forthright statement of our support of the Chi- a year. bank to He on the floor, warning Inese government in its struggle! it. Wolcott left no doubt thnt he regards tho Senate insurance ex- tender, backed by Taft, as a move to force his committee to send tho T-E-W bill to the House floor. The T-E-W bill has a provision extending tho homo loan Insurance program through next March. The House has passed a separate bill providing for the same extension. But Taft and other Senate backers of public housing don't want to act on the House measure. They want the House to act on tho omnibus T-E-W bill. So yesterday, after another round of hot debate, the Senate passed Its to revive 'keep your noses on the floor or you know what you'll get." "They walked through a swing- ing door and stood at the counter as though they were waiting for someone to take care of snld n teller. "Then they showed the guns and made us all get down on the floor. We kept our noses on the floor too.! stopgap 60-day extender the government's I oat 58 30 Chicago............ 73 55 .06 Dunver 57 31 Dos Moluus 08 48 Duluth 58 35 Iiitonmtloiml 52 35 Kansas City 02 50 .14 Los Angeles 85 58 Miami..........83 75 Mp'.s.-St. Pulll G4 42 .05 New Orleans.....86 05 .17 New York .......57 47 .74 SiMittlo ..........57 52 .78 PIlCHTllX..........DD G2 Wu.ihlllgtoil......GO 43 Winnipeg ........52 28 Insurance power which expired last Friday night. DAILY RIVKK 1SULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Singe Today Change! tlon and Covenant Ruling Upheld in Chicago Chicago (IP) Superior Judge Frank M. Padden yesterday dismiss- ed an injunction to enforce a re- strictive covenant against two Negro couples In what was'believed the first lower court ruling on restric- tive covenants since Monday's U. S, Supreme court decision, Tho injunction was sought by the Brewers, Union Resume Parleys were resumed late yesterday between rep- resentatives of six Milwaukee brew- eries and the striking local 9 of the C.I.O. Brewery Workers union. The session recessed, however, after two and one-half hours. As the talks resumed, in the office of Federal Conciliator Clement J. Murphy, both sides were criticized in a sharp letter from Wendelin Kraft, aresldent of the Wisconsin Tavern- ceepers association. he had been against attempts of the communists to destroy it. By military I mean surplus and at little or no cost to us, and an ex- panded program of giving military Pay Hikes for Mental Hospital Aides Urged St. Paul Pay raises for attendants must be a part of the program for bettering conditions at Minnesota's mental hospitals, Gov- ernor Youngdahl said last night. In a radio broadcast, the governor said the state cannot now. com- pete with private industry for work- ers because of the wide disparity at all levels." Meat Mediation Parleys Break Off faded to- day for an early settlement of the nation-wide meat strike, now in Its eighth week. The government's latest efforts to end the walkout of some workers broke off yesterday with no Indications the union and the four major packers were close to an agreement on their wage dispute. Both sides apparently are stand- ng pat in their controversy over wages. The union continued to re- He said last ber the average starting industrial workers was hourly. Minnesota mental institutions were then and still are paying attendants 62 cents per hour to start. Added money will also be necessary, he added, to hire com- petent, trained psychiatrists, nurses and social workers. Present at the studio broadcast will be Mayor John Druey; Winona Association of Commerce President Leo C La France; C. A. Choate, vice-president and general manager of H. Choate erett Edstrom, partner In the Ed- strom Music Store and Edstrom Studio. M. H. Butter Forces Concede Oleo Levy Repeal BCIXETIN Semite finance committee voted unani- mously today to hold two of public hemrinri, itirtinr May 17, on the Honsc-puced oleo- tax repeal till. White, president of the Winona Radio Service, will speak and music, will be furnished by the Winona Civic chorus, Freddie Heyer and his Winona Teachers college swing band and Mrs. Robert Leon- ard, staff organist, who will play the studio's new Hammond electric organ. The broadcast range of the new FM station, whose signals arc trans- mitted from a 400-foot tower on Tower Bluff, extends over a radius of 100 miles and covers an area In- cluding Southern Minnesota, North- ern Iowa and Western Wisconsin. The station, with an effective radiated power of watts, will broadcast daily from 3 a. m. until midnight. that the last bargaining session was April 28, and asserted if the factions did not make a "strenuous" effort to settle the walkout, tavern owners would switch their business to out of xjwn and out of state breweries. Wisconsin Professor Dies of Fall Injuries RM Wins M 8.1 Lnkr City 11.2 Rends 12 7.3 Dum 4, T.W....... 8.0 Dam 5, T.W....... G.4 Dam 5A, T.W..... 7.5 Wlnoim 13 8.2 Diitn c, Pool Dum G, T.W....... Dukotiv Darn 7, Pool DA Dam 7, T.W....... 7.1 Lii Crosso 12 8.6 Tributary Streams Chlppcwti at Durancl.. 3.8 Zumbro at Thollman.. 2.6 Buffalo nbfvo Alma.... 2.1 Trcnipcalcau at Dodge. 1.0 Black at Nclllsvllle___ Black at Gfitesvllle ___ Lit Crossc lit W, Salem 1.7 Root at Houston G.2 IIIVKR FORECAST (Krnni Hustings to Guttcnbcrjr) As rainfall amounts were consld< crnbly less above Winona tho Mis- sissippi will fall slowly in this sec- tion but from La Crosso southward increased tributary flow will cause slight rises tho next 38 hours. Mrs. Mary J. Cronin, prevent the Negro couples from tak ing possession of a two-story resl denco on the city's south side. Mrs Cronin, who formerly owned th building, was one of the property owners in the neighborhood who signed a restrictive covenant ir 1027. The Negro couples. Excell and Ol- lle Dlxon, and their daughter find son-in-law, Catherine and John Love, purchased the residence from a bank for last January. Bashful Wolf lowan Into Stream Fornlck, hard to say which was the more sur- prised, Frank Modde or the wolf. Modde was walking through n field near here the other day. Coming to a creek, he saw some straw lying on the opposite bank and leaped into the straw. Tlicro was a wolf under tho straw. It reared, threw Modde olT balance and Into the creek. Modde related tho story to friends yesterday. Madison, Wls. Ramon :sla, 42, professor of at the University of died last night of Injuries received ,Ih a fall from his third floor apart- ment to a concrete entrance porch Tuesday. A native of Spain, Professor Ig- lesia taught at the universities of I Mexico and Illinois before coming to Wisconsin two years ago. He also did research work at the Uni- versity of Texas and the Library of Congress at Washington. Rochester Construction Workers Go on Strike Rochester, Minn. Con- raise. The Swift, Armour and Wilson refused to boost the amount. The union had asked a hike of 29 cents. Senate Confirms State U. S. Marshal a voice vote, the Senate yesterday confirmed the appointment of John J. McQowan to be XT. S. marshal for Minnesota, a post ho now holds under interim papers. Teen Agers Squirt Wrong Woman With Water Tulsa, teen-age boys with a water pistol picked the wrong -squirted Mrs. Alice Whitney. She stopped their car and ordered it to the police station, where they were charged with public disturb- ance. The boys, free under bond each, will appear in municipal court Washington Friend and foe of the bill to repeal federa oleomargarine taxes predicted today the Senate will Join the House In voting to wipe out the 62-year-oJd levies. Both sides said all doubt was removed by the major setback dairy interests suffered yesterday. That came when the Senate voted 47 to 30 to reverse the ruling of Senator Vandenberg (R.-Mich.) and send the measure to the finance today. Mrs, Whitney is also Policewoman committee. Vandenberg, as pre- siding officer, had held the agri- culture committee should have Jur- isdiction. Finance Chairman Mlllikln (R.- Colo.) said the question of holding hearings on the bill would be put before a committee session. But he noted that the issue already has received a thorough going over In both the Senate and House. "I don't know of any reason for any extra delay In considering the he told reporters. "There is no factor calling for extraordinary speed or extraordinary delay. We'll handle it along with our other legis- lation." Brotherhoods, Steehnan to Meet Friday Strike Embargoes, Layoffs Announced by Railroads BULLETIN White House began direct efforts today to head oil the threatened rail- road strike. W. T. Farley, pres- ident of the Association of Am- erican Railroads, was called in this afternoon for a conference with Dr. John R, Steelman, pres- idential assistant and labor ex- pert. Washington The WWlo House today called a conference of railroad brotherhood chiefs for to- morrow to try to head off the threatened railroad strike. Dr. John R, Steelman, presidential assistant and labor expert, tele- phoned the heads of three unions which have called a strike for next Tuesday. He asked them to meet with him tomorrow morning. New England railroads meanwhile Issued notices to thousands of em- ployes today of discontinuance of their Jobs In the event of a roll strike. Until the return of engineers and firemen to service, they said, a ma- jority of their employes would be without positions. Brotherhood leaders who will at- tend tomorrow's parley are Alvanley Johnston of the locomotive engin- eers, David B. Robertson of the locomotive firemen and enginemcn, and A, J. Glover of toe switchmen's union. Johnston, who was in. Cleveland today, sold he would leave for Wash- ington tonight. Robertson Is already here. Johnston told reporters Steelman. indicated to him that he wanted to talk first with the union men, then call In representatives of railroad management. Steelman has been keeping in constant touch with the railroad situation and reporting to President Truman. Ross was asked whether Steeuttan would have a similar conference with representatives of the railroads. "I can't say as Ross said. "I have told you all that has been done to date." Through the Association of Am- erican Railroads, a dozen lines gavo notice today that they would stop ehip- roads accepting perishable freight meets this weekend. Other were taking similar action individ- ually. Taft, Stassen Hail Ohio Vote Columbus, Ohio Harold E. Stassen's capture of nine Ohio Re- publican presidential delegates today was called victory or pending on which way you looked. Senator Robert A. Taft won the other 14 contested delegates, plus 30 without opposition from the former Minnesota governor, nearly complete returns showed. Both Taft and Stassen hailed the outcome of Tuesday's primary elec- tion as a personal victory. Their del- egates arc pledged to support them for the G.O.P. presidential nomlna- geles police show, and it was really tion at the national convention next a spectacular affair. You can al- month. Taft said his 44 Ohio delegates as- sured him of more first ballot con- vention votes than any other candi- date. All right officer. I'll go quietly. A crowd of attended the first night's showing of the Los An- Whitney. Man to Be Sentenced for Stealing Can of Beans DCS Moincs, Iowa Walter Long, 50, Des Moines, charged with stealing an 18-cenS can of pork and beans from a grocery store last Feb- ruary 7, was found guilty, of petty larceny by a municipal court jury yesterday. The maximum penalty is i line of or 30 days in Jail. Sentence was set for Saturday. Stassen said his was a "clear cut of the most significant developments of the entire national campaign. "The Republicans of Ohio have advanced us another step toward nomination at Stas- sen asserted at Minneapolis. structlon work on several large Rochester buildings and approxi- mately 200 homes was halted today Kissing Jim Weds Girl Who Left Him Speechless Montgomery, James E. Folsom of Alabama, whose antics with the women earned him the title of "Kissing has married the 21-year-old girl who once loft him speechless. The surprise wedding of the six- foot, eight-Inch widower to Miss Jamellc Moore, who stands five- by a strike of craft union I feet-five, took place late yesterday members. Those who walked off the job were members of the American federation of Labor Carpenters, Jathers, Common Labor, Cement Finishers and General Drivers unions. Another 250 workers were died by the strike. Picket lines of the strikers were being honored by members of allied instruction unions. at Rockford, Ala. His first wife died in 1944. For the 39-year-old governor and father of two small daughters, his marriage to the brunette, state-em- ployed secretary was the climax to a busy 24-months, political and otherwise. In Washington, last spring, gov- ernment secretaries leaned out of windows and some even whistled, could catch up." at him. In New York, a models group named him the most eligible bachelor of the year, and he stop- ped traffic on Fifth avenue by kissing most of the girls within reach. Still later in Texas he was photo- graphed on a kissing spree and even before this there were stories of his cross-country romance with Virginia Warren, daughter of California Governor Earl Warren. The governor told the newspaper- men of his first meeting with the young girl who now tis the first lads' of Alabama. "I was making a he said, "when I was running for gov- ernor. I saw her in the crowd and I stopped speaking. I missed about minute of my speech before I Brainerd Tot's Body Found in Stream Brainerd, Searchers late yesterday found the body of Jon Kenneth Haff, two, in a, nearby And the lighting effects on the creek after the child had wandered stage wore really tricky. They hac away from his parents' Cross Lake one 20-watt bulb In the celling anc village home earlier in the day. The tot was the son of Mr. 'and Mrs. Milton Haff. It's police show .The cop stops you going 26 miles an hour In the 25-mile zone and the judge says "3 days or 30 tickets, Some guy hear I was going t be there h took the 30 days When I saw those police drive up, I got little excited. In fact, for a minute I thought Gypsj Rose was on thi bill. Boeing Strike Suits to Total (5 Million Seattle The Boeing Air- plane Company and the striking members of the Aeronautical Mechanics union Jousted with a multi-million dollar suit and the threat of a counter-suit today In the two-week tleup of heavy bomber production. The company filed a federal court action yesterday for damages from the union under the Taft-HarUey act. The complaint served notice the claims would In- crease as tue strike continues to halt output of B-50 bombers and other aircraft. The union announced It was pre- paring a suit asking for every day of the strike for loss of wages and weekly to repay strike benefits to its parent or- ganization, the International As- sociation of Machinists, With other actions contemplated, the total sought would run to at this date, a spokesman said. Bulletins Washington President Truman today called the hous- ing shortage an "almost fatal" problem and asked prompt ac- tion by the House to meet it. Minn. Fif- teen small contractors signed with the building trades coun- cil today and about 100 of striking construction workers Went back to work. Washington Secretary of State Marshal] urged Con- gress today to continue the re- ciprocal trade program as the "keystone of our foreign, policy." bounced the beam off the badges In the front row. I told a few jokes and then I stopped. The court reporter was taking down everything I said and a plainclothes squad was picking up witnesses. But seriously, I was quite a sen- sation with the men on the force. In fact, the ballistics expert couldn't get over the shape of my head. I was happy to appear at the show but I couldn't turn down an invitation from the police anyway. My brother turned them down once and they got him out with tear gas. Halfway through the evening I did get a bit uncomfortable. They put a bright light on me and 12 of my listeners stood up, pointed and said, "That's the roan." This show is going to run through May 11 and it's for a very worthy cause. Of course, when you go, remember one thing. Don't come la a stolen car. Tornado Lashes Oklahoma Belt Bloeker, Okla. A tornado lashed this tiny southeast Oklahoma community last night, ripping up four houses and a church and dam- aging every one of the other 16 homes here. No deaths were reported. Bloeker Is 15 miles northwest of McAlcster, Okla. Other towns in a north-south line from Kansas to Texas were raked and harried by squalls. In Okemah. 45 miles northwest of Bloeker, half a dozen shop and ware- louse roofs were blown off, two part- y completed homes destroyed, and the town littered with tree branches and broken window glass. Bartlesville, Paoli, Asher, Eufaula, Castle, Pauls Valley, Sapulpa, Drum- ight and Ardmorc all reported the torm, mostly with rain and hall driven before high winds. Soviet Colonel Refugee in London Russian Colonel D. Tassojew, who fled his repara- ons job in Germany, is receiving asylum here as a political refugee. The foreign office, announcing this oday, said Tassojew voluntarily ave up his Soviet citizenship and ecided to seek shelter in Britain, hortly after the colonel disappeared rom his post in Bremen, Russia charged that he had been kidnapped y the United States.