Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Clearing, Colder Tonight; Wednesday Fair VOLUME 50, NO. 70 Read 'Men Around Truman' on Page 4 Today WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 9, 1950 War Mobilization Czar Acheson, Bevin Confer on New Cold War Moves Senate Committee Asks End of Postal Cutbacks Malayan Revolt Against Britain To Be Studied By Glenn Williams London U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin to- day discussed ways of winning the cold war. Acheson came by plane from Paris, where he talked yesterday with French Foreign Minister Rob- ert Schuman and agreed that the United States would give military and economic aid to keep warring Indo-China out of the Communist column. Acheson and Schuman also were reported in agreement on giving more political and economic free- dom to Western Germany by eas- ing the occupation law under which the big three control their German ex-enemies. One of the problems the U. S. and British ministers were to ex-! amine was similar to that of Indo- China the Communist uprising against Britain in Malaya, source of much of the world's rubber and tin. Diplomatic sources reported Acheson and Bevin also would: 1. Review postwar restric- tions on Germany. For secur- ity reasons and to build up Western economy Acheson wants to tie the Germans more tightly to the rest of Western Europe. Britain fears German economic competition and France fears German re- armament. 2. Discuss how to speed up the increased unity of Europe. How far can Britain go in Join- ing with the rest of Europe while still heading a common- wealth and sterling bloc; how far can the United States go in supporting a unified West- ern Europe? 3. How they can work out agreed policies in the future, to avoid such embarassments as the split over recognizing Communist China. 4. How to promote economic health in the Middle East, an oil-rich strategic area whose poverty-ridden masses provide fertile soil for Communist agi- tation. Washington The Sen- ate postofflce committee today approved a resolution directing that Postmaster General Don- aldson drop his economy cut- backs in the postal service. The vote was 9 to 0. On April 18, Donaldson cut down on a number of services, explaining that the department lacked the money to continue them. One order cut residential mail deliveries to one a day and reduced deliveries in busi- ness areas. Donaldson also shortened the hours of window service and dropped some night handling of mall. Since his orders were issued, there has been a barrage of protest from organizations of postal employes. Donaldson said the reduc- tions were necessary because Congress had decided against making postal rate increases he had recommended. He pro- posed increases to bring in about a year. The House trimmed that to and the Senate has not acted. For the fiscal year begin- ning July 1, Donaldson asked a appropriation. Congress has not acted finally, but the House appropriations committee has recommended that the department's funds be held to Donald- son said actual expenditures during the present fiscal year will top The Senate committee's rec- ommendations go to the Sen- ate. Flood Spreading Over Winnipeg Winnipeg, Man. The steadily rising Red river today drove hundreds more Winnipeg residents of a residential suburb and threatening of this prairie metropolis. With 200 square miles of southern Manitoba already under water, the flood already was the "most catastrophic ever sc-en in said trl__A TJ rT1 TT discuss these problems together, most major decisions- probably will await the arrival of Schuman for the three-day big three meet- ing beginning Thursday. House Ready To Increase Defense Fund More To Be Available For Modern Planes By William F. Arbogast Washington House was all set today to add an extra for national defense spend- ing, mostly on air power. The mon- ey would be put into a 000 omnibus appropriation bill now approaching a House vote. A congressman's suggestion that a United States warship may have recently sunk "a strange sub- marine" was not expected to hurt the cause of House members in- sisting that the cold war is too warm to permit economies at the expense of national defense. Republicans whose policy com- mittee meets today to figure out a plan to cut or more from the pending one-package measure indicated that they will Bing Crosby, second from right, whose attorney said yesterday in Hollywood that tiie Crosby house- hold was suffering from "strained visits the Longchamps racetrack in Paris. His companions, left to right, are the Countess of Segonzac, Marilyn Gerson and Count Louis Eduard of Segonzac. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Rdily rising Red river today drove fceep the from their homes, engulfing part jnational defense buaget already ning to sweep over other sections recomrnended by the appropria- recommended fay tions committee. They are expected to go along istrocnic ever sc-en in sum Vice-Admiral H. T. V. Grant, chief I too wrth a later committee recom- naval staff. More than mendation that an extra Canada's naval staff. More than persons have been driven from their flooded homes. leir nooaea names. Police sirens shrieked and loud- PIanes- Freeman Seeks D.-F1 Bid For Governor Minneapolis Orville Free- man, state Democratic Farmer- Labor chairman, said today he "will enthusiastically accept" endorse- ment for governor if it is offered to him by the party convention. He added, however, that he will vigorously support the endorsed candidate, whoever he may be. The convention will be held in Dulutb June 2-4. Freeman is one of three men being mentioned for the D.-F. L. nomina- tion. The others are Charles L. Hal- While' Bevin and Acheson will sted, the nominee two years ago, and Harry Peterson, associate justice of) he supreme court. Halsted has announced his candi- ig beginning Thursday. Jacy- peterson ls expected to WJtn Ilouu oliu The trio's forthcoming talks are close within a week whether he wffljai messages, reported some dislo- described as the most important geek the endorsement and nomina-i cation of Circuits, Tlw telephone be given to the Air Force and the Navy, most of it for air- speakers blared through suburban streets as the city's army-bossed Hood control headquarters order- ed every family out of low-lying danger areas. South of the city the area around the University of Manitoba was abandoned to the waters, which poured around the university buildings. But in the city's heart risk to the business district was consider- ed by most experts to be remote, despite reports of a new flood crest building up in rain-swollen Red river tributaries in northern Minnesota and North Dakota. Downtown streets were free of water, except near the grain ex- change. There Canadian National Railways tracks were covered and backed-up drainage sewers had flooded the exchange's basements. The grain center considered clos- ing so its members could fight the flood fulltime. Hospitals Overcrowded Power installations were threat- ened. Part of the city already was without electricity. Communica- tions companies, their wires jam- dacy. Peterson is expected to with flood control and person- since the war. Flood Hits Town In Nebraska As Truman Passes Lincoln, Neb. The Worst flood since 1908 hit Lincoln early today only a few hours after Presi- dent Truman's special train passed through the city. All over the low lying residential areas and in the low warehouse district the water was playing ha- voc. There was no estimate of damage but it was certain to run high. There were no injuries but several people had to be rescued from their homes. Two main highways leading into the city were blocked by flood wa- ters and there was considerable flooding of railroad tracks. The Burlington dispatcher at Lincoln said passenger service between Lincoln and Omaha was suspend- ed because passenger yards were covered with water. The flood waters came from Salt and Antelope creeks following tor- rential rains. Lincoln recorded nearly an inch and a half of rain, the downpour starting just before President Truman stepped off his special train. Rainfall in surrounding towns included five and one-half inches at Sprague, six inches at Roca, four and one-half inches at Pana- ma, six and three-fourths at Ben- nett and four at Hickroan. 9 Twin City-Winnipeg Rail Service Cut St. Paul The Great North- ern railway announced today it would stop operating two passen- ger trains because of floods. The trains are No. 7 which left here at 8 p.m. daily for Winnipeg and No. 8 which left Winnipeg at p.m. daily for the Twin Ci- ties. Since late last week, however, the trams have been operating on- ly between Crookston and the Twin Cities. The Great Northern said other trains it operates serve points be- ween here and Crookston. tion. While Freeman has been regarded as a candidate, today's statement is the first public indication he actual- j flood-forced emptying of at least ly is seeking endorsement. -1 1J is scciting ijaKc slate nuapHai. "If I am the endorsed candidate! take only emergency cases. Water state executive council for Governor I w'll campaign on Pressure was temporarily cut al- granted from the state ca- hhSwav and bvwav to the most in half to lessen load lamity fund to take over the build- byy "in-mied n an emerenc i company ruled only flood distance CallS The assertion of Representative Young (D.-Ohio) about the subma- rine sinking actually created little stir in the House. Young said in a statement that the U. S. warship may have "engaged a strange sub- marine and sunk it with depth bombs." He said he didn't "dream this" and "I didn't get it out of my but refused to elaborate further. A Navy spokesman who was ask-1 ed about it said the Navy has vestigated all reports of foreign! submarines in coastal waters and has yet to confirm there was any such sub in any case. The Republican policy commit- tee, hoped to reach agreement on a plan to reduce the big appropria- tion measure without Progress in West Pledged by Truman By Ernest B. Vaccaro Aboard Truman Truman declared today his administration will push the development of the West over the opposi- tion of "reactionary forces" of "privilege and greed" with their philosophy of "Teapot Dome." The President carried his day and night cross-country stumping tour into Wyoming after telling an agricultural crowd at Lincoln. Neb, enactment of the controversial Mrs. Bing Crosby Rift Reported In Marriage Of Bing Crosby Crosby broth Bing and Larry con- nuu "iprc _ Bine ana .Larry toia con- funds for the Army, the Navy or ti od ayy0 f the state the Air Force. Stale taking Over Sandstone Prison For Mental Hospital 20-year- old marriage to onetime Film Star Dixie Lee. Here in Paris the screen and radio singer denied a Hollywood report that "strained relations" are blighting his married life. But in Hollywood his brother Larry, head of the Crosby Re- search foundation, said: "We hope it is a separation and not a di- Brannan farm plan would help as- jsure "peace and prosperity for our- selves and the world." In a speech prepared for an au- dience today at Casper, Wyo., the chief executive described the new Kortes dam, 50 miles away, as a source of "wealth and strength for the people of the And he scoffed at those who cry or "boondoggle" at government wa- ter and land resource develop- ment. Chatty, Neighborly Talks As the day proceeded he contin- ued to talk to large and apparent- ly happy crowds who jammed the tracks around his private car in the chatty, neighborly fashion that was his "vote appeal" in 1948. Like at Pacific Junction, Iowa, yesterday where he told them he wanted them to look at their "hir- ed man" to see if he is the same fellow who came out "looking for votes two years ago." He added he was 66 even if they thought he didn't look it. Mr. Truman revived the old "Teapot Dome" oil scandal at Cas- Hospitals, overcrowded by the St. Paul tafce ovgr jfour institutions, said they would The state will the former vorce." The report started federal prison at Sandstone for op eration as an annex to the Moose Lake state hospital. vwav peyopleyof Min- nesota the true picture of what 12 years of Republican reaction and misrule have meant to he said. "The people are demanding a change and we can bring it to them with an honest, vigorous and en- thusiastic campaign, co-ordinating liberal candidates for state, national and local office into one hard-hit- ting team." Winnipeg's men, women and ev- en older children put their whole finished their regular work yester that things were not going so well between the singer and his Dixie. O'Melveney said a reconciliation was hoped for in June, when Bing is due home from a European jaunt. "Some columnist must have started said Bing Crosby last night. Such reports "crop up every four or five he added. in, Bing, who leaves for London state's mental hospitals were next week to play in the British O'Melveney, an attorney for Bing, jowaj where he warned the Mid- who said yesterday in Hollywood that a return to "isolation- ing after declaring an emergency existed. The grant came yesterday after en Oluer ciuiuieu jjui, uucu WUUIG j.ne yraiiu uaiut: .ycoi.eiua.o' effort into a grim fight to bolster Carl J. Jackson, director of pub- the threatened dikes. Thousands lie institutions, told the council the 11X1.1311 tTU LilcJ-i. A vvuiiw y z> w ii" day then reported to the sodden "crammed to a point where dis-! Amateur golf championship, said barricades, piling up thousands of aster threatens." He estimatedihe had a letter Dixie four sandbags throughout a windy, rainy night. cost of the Sandstone operation I or five days ago and "everything at for the next seven (was all right then." months. The council assured an-j Bing said he could not explain other allotment July II why one of his attorneys, "I have when funds become available for two or three of had given the new fiscal year. Jackson said the Rochester hos- pital, built for patients, cur- rently has There is no way to relieve the overcrowding unless LU I CliCVC LliC VJV Ci. IjiU VVU.JI.Lg UIUCOi3 1V11 a. Wl UOUy 13 WLlli i-fi uw n the new facility was approved, hej Dixie Lee was a singing star in added. pictures when they married in The first patients will be taken 1 1930. Crosby was a member of a This Shows A Flooded Street in downtown Winnipeg. Hundreds of blocks of this great prairie city lay under a shallow sea of muddy water. The silt-laden water swirled through many streets, paralyzing communications and transport on the outskirts. Predictions of more rain in the Red River Valley spurred efforts of soldiers and civilians working tirelessly to bolster sagging levees 'against a new flood threat from North Dakota and Minnesota. (A.P. Wirephoto.) with John Resources Board Chairman Would Get New Post Truman Urges R.F.C. Be Placed In Commerce Dept. Washington Tru- man today proposed to make the chairman of the National Security Resources board the country's war mobilization planning "czar." W. Stuart' Symington, former Air Force secretary, now holds post. Mr. Truman also recommended o Congress that the Reconstruc- ion Finance corporation be plac- ed under the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce. The two proposals were among "our new federal -reorganization tons recommended by Mr. Tru- nan affecting'housing, lending and ndustrial mobilization. All of the proposals except that transferring the RFC to the Com- merce department are in line with recommendations of the commis- sion on government reorganization leaded by Former President Her- bert Hoover. The plans, which will become aw automatically unless they are rejected by the Senate or House within 60 daj's, involve: 1. Transferring- to Syming- ton, the chairman of the Na- tional Security Resources board, all the powers now held jointly by the eight cabinet- rank members of the NSRB The board would become mere- ly advisory to Symington. 2. Shifting- RFC into the Commerce department as a government corporation under Secretary Sawyer's supervi- sion. RFC now Is an inde- pendent agency making loans to business. 3. Strippinr from RFC subsidiary corporation, the Federal National Mortgage as- sociation, a multi-billion dollar mortgage buying concern. This agency would be merged into the housing and home finance agency under Administrator Raymond M. Foley. 4. Transferring from RFC to Foley's agency the govern- ment's function of making loans to aid the production and sale of prefabricated housing. The proposals bring to a total "Teapot Dome oil scanaai ai eu iu a uuuj'aiu oawnuoi, tions oppo per, contrasting the philosophy ofjto have swept rapidly through the been filed. "TVannt nnmp" with that behind___n Dome" with that behind the construction of the Kortes dam. The solemn note he sounded in speeches yesterday in Illinois and _c ________3 J.T. _ n m A such a report. Calls to Monterey, the Crosby Calif., for home at comment from Dixie Lee drew this reply: "Mrs. Crosby is out of town to Sandstone from Rochester as soon as the buildings can be read- ied, expected to be about June 1. Jackson said a total of 416 would' be transferred eventually. The council, made up of Governor Youngdahl, Attorney General Burn- quist, Secretary of State Holm and State Treasurer Schmahl, instructed Jackson to make a comprehensive report for the 1951 legislature on why the operation of Sandstone was made necessary. He was also asked to prepare a budget embracing the amount needed to operate that facility for the six months ending June 30, 1951. The legislators meet early next January and will be asked band. trio in Paul Whiteman's to appropriate tha of their first acts. money as one Forest Fire Sweeps 47500 Acres in N. M. Capitan, N. M. A forest fire that has blackened acres raged unchecked early today on a central slope. New Mexico mountain Banger Dean Earl, in charge of firefighting efforts on the north slope of Capitan mountain about 70 miles east of Roswell, ordered his men to retreat shortly before the fire roared over their camp yesterday. They have four sons, Gary, 16, twins Phillip and Dennis, 15 and Lindsay, 13. Moorhead Drug Store Burns Moorhead, Minn. The third major fire here this year burned out the interior of the Anderson Drug Company. Firemen from Moorhead and Fargo battled the flames which broke out early this morning, and despite strong winds, confined the blane to the two story building. Fred E. Anderson, the proprie- tor, said his stock, which was val- ued at about is a total loss. He was insured. The second floor of the build- ing was unoccupied. Mel Beck, the owner of the build- ing was unable to give a loss es- timate. The Trinity Lutheran church was destroyed by fire April 5, and the .building, housing the Munroe Re- frigeration Company burned dowB January 13. ism" could bring on "a third world crept into his Casper talk. Struggle for Peace "We are engaged in a world- wide struggle to bring lasting peace to the he said. "In that struggle we are being opposed by a cynical imperialism which as- serts that freedom and democracy are soft and incapable of strong action." By developing projects like the Kortes dam, Mr. Truman continu- ed, this country, "can prove how false, how hollow, are the claims of Communism." In the democratic tradition, he added, "we shall move forward on ie path of freedom and peace." In the same vein, Mr, Truman told his farm audience at Lincoln last night that the production pay- ment plan sponsored by Secretary of Agriculture Brannan "is the best plan yet proposed for getting an abundant production of perish- able crops consumed without knocking the bottom out of 'the farmer's income." Under it the government would pay the f small community. Communications with the town were impeded by the fire, but one report reaching here said the lum ber yards and mill belonging to Fraser Brothers, Ltd., were in dan- ger of destruction. the difference be- Fire Raging In Quebec Milling Town Edmundston, N. fire was reported raging out of control today In the milling town of Cabano Que., near here. Thirty buildings were reported destroyed and the fire's progress was believed still unchecked. The town of is 65 miles south of Rirnouski, where a weekend fire has caused damage. proposals Drmg w a wtal Like Rimouski, Cabano is on the Of 24 the number of White House south shore of -the St. Lawrence reorganization plans pending in river Congress. Twenty-one will become The fire is believed to have start- ed in a millyard sawdust pile and tions 0ppOSinS n Of these have Dykstra Rites Held In California Detective Jailed For Testimony in Shetsky Trial Glencoe, Minn. Wl District u f.rt -PHV Judge Joseph J. Moriarty today Lacuna Beach, Calif. Minneapolis detective sent to -.P fimfiral services were held faoj. jn the Eubin Shetsky second degree murder trial. The judge ordered Detective Clif- ton W. Smith held for the McLeod county grand jury for a possible charge of perjury. He refused the request of a Minneapolis attorney that Smith be released to him pend- ing arrival of a surety bond, from Minneapolis. Smith was released after being held in jail 35 minutes. Thomas R. Jones, Minneapolis police chief, furnished cash bail. Smith was in charge of investigat- ing the slaying of Albert Schneider in the Casablanca Night Club July 27, 1945. Shetsky is being tried for ate funeral services were Monday here for Dr. Clarence A. Dykstra, provost of the Universi- ty of California at Los Angeles and former University of Wisconsin president. The services were followed by cremation. The aches will be in- terred in the family plot in Ingle- wood Park cemetery, Inglewood, Calif. The educator died at bis South Laguna Beach home Saturday of a heart attack. He was 67. Mem- orial services are scheduled for Wednesday on the U.C.L.A. cam- pus. Dr. Dykstra was president of the University of Wisconsin from 1936 to 1944 before coming to U.C.L.A. He was first director of the selec- tive service prior to World War ijliy IllllCla me uiiiCAfciaov MW i------- tween wl.it they receive at the i chairman .of the National Defense market for perishable crops and board, and in the early predetermined "fair return." '30's. city manager of Cincinnati. ibis slaying. Judge Moriarty ordered Strike on 4 Roads Feared Wednesday Chicago Threat of a strike by railroad firemen against four of the nation's ma- jor carriers at 6 a. m. (local time) tomorrow appeared mounting today. Representatives of the Bro- therhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and the carriers appeared deadlocked. Federal mediators said, however, all ef- forts will be made "up to the last minute" to prevent a walk- out. The National Mediation board held separate sessions with rail- road and union representatives throughout yesterday until nearly midnight. A board spokesman said there "not too much" hope in efforts to prevent the strike. The walkout against the San- ta Fe, the Southern, and West- ern divisions of the New York Central and Pennsylvania, ori- ginally was to have started April 26. However, it was defer- red two weeks at the board's request to permit further talks. The firemen's principal de- mand is for a second fireman on multiple unit Diesel locomo- tives. The demand has been re- jected by tlie carriers as well as by two presidential fact- finding boards. Smith iailed after the dtective admitted le had testilfed falsely. The judge said he had reached the conclu- sion that Smith had "wilfully com- mitted perjury." The detective underwent two lours of cross examination yester- day. Smith told Ray G. Moonan, asso- :iate counsel for Shetsky that he ould not remember some details clearly in the nearly five years that aave elapsed since the snooting of Schneider in the Casablanca Night Club in Minneapolis July 27, 1945. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Clearing and cooler tonight, lowest 42. Wed- nesday fair, highest in after- noon 62. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 55; minimum, 42; noon, 52; precipitation, .99; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather 09 Page 11.