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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, SUNDAY FM RADIO AT ITS BEST VOLUME 49, NO. 69 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 7, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES enne isconsm Te New Labor Bill Slated For Passage Measure May Provide for Plant Seizures Republican-Herald photo by Merritt Kelley MOTHER'S of America's favorite observances, comes Sunday, and or young be remembered with much affection. In the photo above are four reasons why Mother's day will mean much to a young mother, Mrs. Jack L, Cook, 1124 East Sanborn street. The Cooks reside in the veterans' housing project in the East End while Mr. Cook, an Air Corps veteran, completes studies at the Teachers college. He will be graduated in June and plans to teach industrial arts. Showing that you can't spoil anything in the kitchen with too many Cooks helping out, are, from left, Jimmie, two; Shirley, nine months; Gordon, five, drying dishes for Mom, and Judy, three, washing dishes. Mrs. Cook Is the former Anne Sulack, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Sulack, Gilraore avenue. The Alsops Red Offer Tempting To Allies By Joseph Alsop that the Ber- lin blockade is to be lifted, the poligy-makers are rather in -the situation of children with a quarter to spend at the candy store. The pink ones are wonderfully pretty, but do not taste as good as they look. The sour balls are rather dull But cheap, and last forever in the mouth. The chocolates are the best, but you get so few for the money. The decision is agony.) The decision that is now agonizing the policy-makers is simply the decision on the best way of dealing with the Russians at the Council of Foreign Ministers meetings that will be held when the blockade ends. Rightly or wrongly, the Soviets are expected to propose that every one get out of Germany and leave the, Germans to their own devices. To'Brotnernood of-Railroad Trainmen same Russian movejHe said.the new vacation formul at the last Council Will go into effect for all five op irating brotherhoods July 1. Under a new contract with th carriers, he said, there will be th following Western Germany Denies Russ Plea By James Devlin Bonn, Germany has said "no" to communist pleas to halt formation of its proposed new state. Her political leaders, meeting here last night, completed all but the final formalities of adoption for tomorrow, the fourth anniversary of Germany's surrender in World War II, and voted to place government in jthe hands of an interim organiza- tion until a regular government can be formed in July. The constitutional convention clearly was speeding Its work to beat the Wednesday midnight deadline for lifting the German blockades under the New York agreement announced Thursday by Russia and the Western powers. The Western occupation powers want the west German govern- ment to be the one for all Gei many if there is an eventual unio By Max Hall and Marvin L. Arrow-smith Representative Sims (D-3.C.) said today there's an "excellent chance" that within a month the House will pass a new version of the compromise Demo- cratic labor bill it defeated this week. Sims, who introduced the original compromise, said the new bill ma provide for both plant seizure an injunctions in "national emergency disputes. The defeated Sims bi [provided for injunctions only. A Senate labor bill offered Wed nesday by Senators Taft (R-Ohio Donnell (R-Mo.) and Smith (R NJ.) contains a "seizure-or-injunc tion-pr-both" provision. I This procedure is less objection able to labor unions than straigh injunction power. Backers of the Senate G.O.P measure are trying to get activ Democratic support for Demo cratic co-sponsor, if possible. In his talk with a newsman, Sim said the House labor committe may decide to put in its new bil 'some 'union democracy' provision to protect the members of union from arbitrary acts by union lead ers." Such provisions have long been advocated by another member o the committee, Representative Ja- cobs (D.-Ind.) Neither the Taft- Hartley act not any of the major labor bills before Congress con- tains them. Another substitute Wood bill, backed by Republicans and a number of southern Demo- by a three-vote margin after once having been tentatively approved. That left the House without a abor bill. The committee prompt- y made plans to try to Write one acceptable to both southern Democrats and those from strong union districts. Senator Ellender (D.-La.) told a eporter that Taft has asked him jo join iu sponsoring the new bill. Ellender already has spoken out in avpr of the bill and reportedly is inclined to put his name- on it. He promised the Ohio .Republican an answer early next week. Rail Workers To Get More Vacation Time nd the oans. s a minority Democratic party bill would distribute funds Cleveland The nation's J of the Soviet zone with the Am jerican, British and French zones. railroads have agreed to liberaliz-i The developments came as Rus ed vacations for their oper uting workers. This was announced Friday b P. Whitney, president of th be sure, the was expected meeting, and was never made. But this time it seems more probable. The policy-makers' agony arises from the fact that the expected Soviet offer will be decidedly tempt- tSTtte (I> with fiv every reason loneueve inai me years or moTe experience will re anticommunist Western Germans two weeks instead of on Ger-jweek with pay Western would take over a reunited many, which would be a heavy loss] to the Kremlin. (2) A new formula has bee: THE APPALLING conditions which will provide mor the Soviet zone are known to have played an important part in the Kremlin's surrender on the blockade issue. The Soviets cannot possibly rely on the stooge government they have put together in their zone. Nor can they even rely on the much-discussed East zone "army." This is really an armed, para-mili' tary police force of about men, chiefly com posed, of war pris- oners who volunteered in order to escape from Russian internment camps. With such poor instruments in their' hands, the Kremlin can hardly hope to be the organizer of German union. On the other hand, the Soviet: position in Eastern Europe will be rendered infinitely more difficult if Germany is reunited under non- communist auspices. Such are the temptations. The contrary factors are also strong General evacuation of Germany would mean the departure of Am- erican forces. Yet the presence of American forces in Germany are one of the guarantees of Europe, and the Western Europeans actu- ally want those forces increased. LEAVING THE GERMANS to first to broadcast in the United mean states, says its first regular broad- west cast was on November 2, 1920 German government. Yet those scrapping the plans for the west German governmen plans have just been elaborated and carried through to completion with (Continued, on Puje 4, Column 6.) ALSOPS money to vacationing employes. Railroaders with less than years experience will continue tc receive one week's vacation. The new agreement was reached during negotiations which endec April 29 in Chicago with the na tion's carriers, Whitney said- Other unions participating were the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engin eers, the Brotherhood of Locomo- tive Firemen and Enginemen, the Order of Railway Conductors, anc the Switchmen's Union. Russ Claim First Radio Broadcast Moscow Russia celebrated "radio day" today with a clara tion that the Soviet Union was the first nation in the world to broad- cast. The government newspaper, Iz- vestia, said this first broadcast oc- curred in August, months before the first British broadcast. (Station KDKA in Pittsburgh, generally credited with being sia and the Western allies worke at top speed to lift their blockade at midnight Wednesday. The tual work will be done by Germa transportation experts. The task-involves complex tech nical problems, and the complica ing threat of a rail workers strike Employes who live in Weste; Berlin but work on Russian-con trolled rail lines in the Eastern sector, threatened to strike unles they are paid in west marks. The now receive Soviet-backed eas marks, which are worthless in th Western sector. Such a strike would cripple'Ber lin's elevated lines, as well a railway traffic into and out o Berlin. The "interim organization" t handle governmental details until formation of the new west Ger man government was assailed by -communisits. They claimed it vii ;ually created a hew governmen without giving the people a chance ;o vote on it. The noncommunists jointed out that it -will in no sense 36 a. permanent hat an early step after adoption of. the constitution will be (the elec- lon of.a parliament to Uske office in July. The people will elect 400 dele- jates to the parliament's lower house or Bundestag. The 11 state egislatures will choose the mem- bers of the upper house, or Budes- rat. Each state will have at leasi three members. Some will have ive, depending on population. Izvestia said that August, 1922, was the date of the first reg- olar broadcast, experimental broadcasts had been made as early is 1919. i WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and and ooler tonight, low 45 in city and 38 40 in rural areas. Fair and lightly wanner Sunday with high f 73, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 67; minimum, 45; noon, 6; precipitation, sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Scott Flays :arm Program Pierre, S. Republi- can national chairman says the Democratic farm program is aim- ed at perpetuating dependency. Chairman Hugh D, Scott told an audience here last night, that "the so-called Brannon scheme is a slick deal to rope in all you ranchers and make you dependent upon the federal government for your liveli- hood the rest oj your lives." Scott continued; "Some say the Brannon plan is a return to O.P.A.jtee scheduled a hearing for Wed I wonder how anxious ranchers on a joint resolution asking to have a federal policeman ofcayjthe University of Wisconsin boan rm Assembly Did Outstanding Job, He Says Urges Young Republicans To Stir Interest Sergeant Abe, right, won the opening Derby day race at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.t this after- noon, as McCosh, center, is second and Gus G, left, finishes Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) Shell Lake, Wis., Woman Hacks Off Husband's Head With Ax Wisconsin Sets Public Hearings On Vet Housing Madison, Wis. The public will get a chance to tell the legis- ature Its preference in veterans' housing Wednesday. The legislative joint finance com- on three measures which, would set up vary- ing methods for allocation of collected from a liquor ax levied by the 1947 legislature or veterans' housing funds. Governor Rermebohm's bill would j llocate funds to localities for direct oans to veterans and for grants to Shell take, Wis. A hysterical 'Wisconsin farm woman early today told officials she had hacked her husband's head off with an ax because he "continually beat me and the children." Sheriff Floyd Bannister of Washburri county said he was holding without charge Mrs. Florence Conley, 45, after officers found the body of her husband Phillip, also 45, his head nearly severed, in a bed at the family's home three miles north, of here. Coroner Harry Dahl said Conley'sl-------------------------------------------- jugular vein and the vertebrae of I his neck had been cut through eight about 10 p. m. A bloody ax found in the farmyard was used in the killing, he reported. Dahl said first word of the slay- ing came after Mrs. Conley had jone to a neighboring farm and told them what had happened. The neighbors called the officers. The couple's two and Margaret, 15, were absent at ;he time. Ward Winton, .county district at- nrney, said Mrs. Conley told this story between convulsive sobs: "I have lived in fear of my hus- District Judge Disqualifies Self In Babich Case snarled preliminary hearing of Mil- for many years. He has beaten j charge moves to civil court Mon- ne and the children. Lately he has] day. Portage, Os- car Rennebohm today credited the Wisconsin" legislature with enact- ment of constructive legislation dur- ing the current session. In a speech before a state con- vention of Young Republicans, the chief executive said the Republican majority in the senate and assembly ''has not hesitated to face facts in trying to do an outstanding job for the people of Wisconsin." Governor Rermebohm's speech was preceded by one from Repre- sentative Glenn R. Davis, of Wau- kesha. Davis stressed the point that party ideals can be realized only through practical politics. The governor said: "We are striving diligently to ef- fect a program of sound legislation that will win enthusiastic endorse- ment of vast majority of Wisconsin citizens. Problems are many and they are complex. "A spirit of harmony and co-op- eration exists between your Repub- lican legislature and your Republi- can executive branch of govern- ment It is most gratifying. "More far-reaching legislation of a constructive nature will be passed and approved before this session ends." The governor said he had not found it necessary to veto a single bill passed by the legislators to date. He paid tribute to the Republican legislative council for its work in studying problems'of state govern- ment and in translating its find- ings into legislative recommenda- tions. .Good Welfare Program 'We are doing something about the welfare institutions which have been neglected during the past 30 he said. "We are doing some- thing about our educational pro- gram, state building, -water pollu- The legally- controlled hunting and a host of other subjects. other subjects. "Taxes will be necessary to fin- ton Babich on a first degree murder ance our problems. I favor a system co-opera- ousing authorities and ives. Another proposal, offered by Sen- tors Laird (R-Marshfield) and renroot would allo-, ate 30 per cent of available funds >een buying liquor. I have beenj breed to go to work to support the family. "Tonight at suppertime he re- fused to come to the table but lay on the bed fully clothed. I don'! of taxation based on ability to pay. No matter how much we may want to 'soak the we can't overlook the fact that you can't neglect the Civil Judge Thaddeus Pruss agreed yesterday to preside at the man of average" income because "he second preliminary hearing of the is much more numerous." 19-year-old former honor student who is accused of murdering Pat- know what happened. But all of a fida, Birmingham 16 insanely mad I grabbed the ax." Harvey Neelen accepted Neighbors said both. Conleys were a writ of prejudice filed by the college graduates, the wife at Sin-! defense and District Judge John or direct aid to local authorities Isinawa convent in southern Wis- -J remainder in individualIconsin and Columbia university Conley had been absent from home Given slight chance for of the wartime years working on construction projects in Guam, Alaska and other foreign places. hrough counties in proportion to Michael, the son, is a veteran of opulation of veterans, with pro- risions for co-operation betwee ounty, city and village authorities The committee also will hear ar juments on a bill abolishing trai. speed limits at grade crossings, an appropriating state funds for cross ing safety devices. It already mer ited assembly approval. The assembly education commit- the sale of every critter at a price some Washington clerk thinks they should get." of regents to report on denial o admissions to the state's medical school. j World War II. Officers said Mrs. Conley would be given sedatives and questioned further when she awakens later to- day. Lake Superior Gale Kills One Fisherman Superior, Heavy seas were running on Lake Superior yes- terday in the wake of previous winds which reached over 80 miles an hour I weeks later he eloped to Michigan Barry disqualified himself. Barry, newly elected, had aided in pre- paring the Babich case while on the district attorney's staff. Neelen halted Bablch's first pre- liminary hearing last Wednesday and bound the youth over to muni- cipal court for trial. But District Attorney William McCauley said he thought the hearing had been ended too abruptly and without sufficient evidence having been presented. So he issued a new first degree murder warrant and then was granted "permission to withdraw the originial warrant on the same charge. When the case again came up for preliminary hearing yester- day. Chief Defense Counsel Arthur Richter filed his writ of prejudice against Neelen. Babich is charged with slaying Patricia February 10. Some five Davis, keynoting the convention, said there was need for "frank talk among Republicans, young and old." The party's major job, he con- tinued, "is to sell practical polities to other young people their responsibility of as part of citizenship by anemometer measurement. Lake shipping was tied uV here and at Ashland, Wis., as freighter skippers postponed Scheduled de- partures to wait for calmer seas. One death was attributed directly to Thursday night's storm, which caused damage here and across the ;op of the state. Arthur Maki of Superior, a com- mercial fisherman, drowned in Lake Superior off the mouth of the Brule river when his boat capsized in high seas. Rivers and streams in the area thundered out of their banks and washed out some bridges on county highways. Telephone service was disrupted in some sections of the area but th.ere were no reports of completely from President Truman smiles as he prepares to light a birthday cake in White House offices today. On his desk are bundles of greet- ings for the chief executive. Mr. Truman will be 65 tomorrow. This cake came from William Simmons, White House WirepJjoto to The Republican-Herald.) ood to The washout of a ii bridge across the Nemadji river hfe cut off the western one-third he city from the main section, lating the communities of pea and Itasca. Traffic was rerouted th he of th vis Wisconsin de vtay Cash of ting, dai minister Madison, State exceeded disbursements dose month, leaving a cash balance 1 of Treasurer of R, Smith1 reported old The state had a cash balance opp April c Receipts aggregated, tear and disbursements depa Investments 'totaled A including in the al fund; in the let th ers' retirement and insurance it f and in the highway with the victim's sister, Kathleen, who then was 17. They were on the second day of their honeymoon when Pat's body, tied to a concrete building block, was fished from the Milwaukee river, March 20. The youth maintains he pur- chased a .22 calibre target revolver to frighten Patricia so she would not reveal that Kathleen was preg- nant. He stated the girl was killed by accident during a struggle for the weapon. Wallace Asks Letter Writers to Fight Pact A. Wai- _ _ _____ lace wants Scandinavians in the ued, "that we are "immune to virus U.S. to write letters to their home- an effort to tear down what he termed a "curtain of si- nce." Speaking here on what he called said last night the State department is "a- real freedom of speech about the Atlantic pact." He cited that visas for speaking tours had been denied Madam MImi Sver- drup of Norway and Sonja Bran- ting, daughter of the Swedish prime "Let's give the State department dose of Wallace told an audience of about "Let every- one of you who. has relatives in the old country write to them of your opposition to -the Atlantic pact, which can drag us Into war. Let as tear down the curtain of silence ;he department seeks to put up be- America and Scandinavia. The State department is afraid and to interest youth In working within the framework of the party." The congressman outlined four objectives. They were: A year-round program of poli- tical education and discussion. Effective participation in par- ty councils. Active participation and res- ponsible stewardship in govern- ment. Championing and guardian- ship of the conscience, forth- rightness, sound part principles and our government. "Young Republicans must con- inue to grow in leadership, num- bers, organization, strength, and ac- so as to fulfill our share of this need to our country and our Davis said. He added: Boosts La Crosse Meeting "I believe endorsement and allot- ment of candidates, and preparation for our 1950 platform are matters which we as individuals, not as an organization, can legitimately make ourselves heard at the state con- vention at La Crosse next month to the benefit of our party and people of our state." Davis said he favored mandatory endorsement of candidates for U. s. senator and-state constitutional of- 'ices; revision of the party's consti- tution as it relates to allotment of convention delegates, and adoption of a platform backed by represen- atives of agriculture, labor, busi- ness, public employes, white collar workers, organizational and legisla- tive leaders. He also urged that Young Re- publicans "become more active in government, making politics, public service, a career." The party must prove, he contin- of 'glmmeism' which has affected elders in both parties. "Our society of initiative, compe- tition and individual responsibility Is endangered by concentration of three enveloping forces: Big cen- tralized business, big centralized la- bor and big centralized government. "We must champion, the cause of the silent majority, the great cen- tral body of American citizenry, the framework of a society of en- terprise, individual freedom and per- sonal responsibility." Their cause, he said, represents a great challenge to Young Re- publicans. Auto Crash Injures Two Near Beloit Beloit, Officer Steven J. McClellan, 33, and Floyd L. Genung, 32, both of Beloit, were to let the truth In. But they can't seriously injured their small stop it from crossing the ocean in sports car collided with a large pf spors 1 truck, ;