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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1949, Winona, Minnesota SHOWERS TONIGHT, CLEARING THURSDAY FM RADIO AT ITS BEST VOLUME 49, NO. 78 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 18, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Pe in To rna V roriil. Oklahoma Hit Young r. ft elected to CongressBy skipping President Truman adds a second Oak Leaf cluster to the Distin- guished Service medal on the breast of General Lucius D, Clay as the retiring U. S. commander in Germany arrived in this country. General Clay was given a rousing ovation when he appeared before both houses of Congress. Dog-Garden Battle On Wabasha Factions dash Over Need for Controls Beats Tammany In New York District Fight Supporters Plan To Run Him For Governor By Joe Hall New D. Roos evelt, Jr., first of the late Presl dent's five children to seek elec tive office, has launched his po- litical career by giving Tammany hall a sound licking. The 34-year-old lawyer, bearing le of the most potent politica names in the nation's history, cap tured more votes than all three o his opponents in winning yesterday1 20th congressional district specla election. Roosevelt collected votes on the Liberal party ticke and under the Four Freedom party banner. His three opponents got dis tributed this way: Municipal Court Justice Benjamin Shalleck, Demo- Wabashs, Minn.. gardeners and equally disturbed Rpublican' dog-owners dashed openly at the Wabasha city council meeting Tnes-ISsteto? Laborparty, day night, A group of 30 residents filled the council chambers and waited Impatiently while the aldermen discussed a milk license application. ------------------------------------------1 Then the talk turned to the ques- tion of dogs and gardens. The verbal battle was on. At present Wabasha has a dog or- dinance which merely sets the li- cense fee at per year. Resi- dents who claim that dogs are rum- ing their gardens want a new or- which would restrict The Alsops Hong Kong Attack May Mean War By Stewart AIsop Hong Kong To the visitors ar- rived from Shanghai, Hong Kong appears wonderfully calm and com- fortable. The Shanghai streets are like a carnival in a nightmare: the streets of Hong Kong, like a bustling, colorful country fair. On the Peak above the city, there are big, com- fortable houses, cool breezes, and that air.of peaceful stuffiness which is the hallmark of British colonial the dogs months. existence. during the gardening Dog lovers, on the other hand, defended the other side of the issue, and argued last night that it was wrong' for all dogs to be punished because of the action of a few. Earl Stearn was one of many who voiced such an opinion. He said that muzzling or tying dogs during the hot summer months Was cruel and not necessary. Harry Schmitt, a gardener, told how dogs ranning and chas- through carefully planned gardens were doing: extensive damage. His jubilant supporters, toasting him at rallies throughout the dis- trict last night, chanted "next stop, governor's mansion1 and "the next governor of New York." His father was governor two terms, vaulting from there to the White House. One Ambition One enthusiast demanded "When are you going to run for The new congressman, third of the Roosevelt sons, responded: "I can answer that very simply. I have only one ambition and that is to serve the people of my dis- trict and my country to the utmost of my ability." FIXR., Jr., centered his campaign flre on Tammany hall, ancient Man- hattan Democratic organization, just as his father had battled Tam- many in his first political job as a state senator more than 35 years ago. In turn, the Democratic organiza- ion denounced young Roosevelt as an interloper in the district and as a playboy trying to trade on his Hong Kong and Shanghai is of another, more grim order. This city is sternly mobilizing for its own defense. It is mobilizing be- The council heard a tentative or- father's name. The Republicans al-, finance read by City Attorney Daniso attacked him, and the American! JFoley which merely proposed rais-ILabor party lashed him bitterly, the license fee to and for The special election in the Man- Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt jubilantly congratulates her son, FranMin, Jr., on his victory over Tammany in the special election to fill seat in Congress vacant since death of Democrat Sol Bloom of New York city. Roosevelt, running on the Liberal and Four Free- doms parties' ticket, defeated his closest rival, Tammany-backed Municipal Court Judge Benjamin H. Shalleck, by nearly votes. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Hepublican-Herald.) in Soviet Zone Bucking Reds By Wes Gallagher Germany's votes against communism may have thrown gravel into the gears of Soviet strategy at the four power talks in Paris opening Monday. The communists claimed a "tremendous victory" in the east Ger- man election, but the fact that one-third of the voters went against them clearly was as staggering a blow to them as it was a surprise to everybody else. As a result the Soviet union may pause, now, and reappraise its plans of action in the Paris conference cause there is a chance that some- thing as ugly as what is now hap> pening in Shanghai may start here within a few weeks or months. It is mobilizing because there is even a very remote chance that China's civil war may become an interna- tional war when it reaches Hong Kong's borders. Before too long (six weeks to three months is the best the communist "peoples' liberation army" will arive at the borders of Hong Kong's leased territory on the mainland. Mao Tse-tung's victorious troops will then face a reinforced Hong Kong garrison of some British more than a corporal's guard. But if the; "peo- ples' liberation army" then at- tempts to "liberate" Hong Kong, the British troops will fight. The tentative ordinance failed to mention the matter of muzzling hattan west side district filled a vacancy caused by the death of Democrat Sol Bloom, who had won or tying dogs. And councilmenUS straight terms there. THE BRITISH do not expect to five have to fight. Yet they are making !by fie city Inspector and that a failed to take any action on the) matter. One spectator, irritated because the council delayed so long in get- ting to a discussion of the dog issue, frankly expressed his views. Said he: "If the council doesn't quit talking about this milk business and get around to the dog situation, we might as well just turn all the cows loose in the town too. they could help the dogs ruin some more gardens." The milk "business" referred to was a controversy of several years duration that was aired again last night. Marigold Dairies has objected to a clause in the city ordinance which requires that any farms furnish-1 ing milk to a plant located beyond here be inspected1 their intention to resist if attacked as obvious as possible. Fighter planes have arrived at the totally fee be paid, if the milk is to bej delivered The Marigold company contends Has Political Fnture Many political observers thought the tremendous outpouring of vot- ers, far exceeding pre-election es- timates, definitely marked the Roos- evelt scion as a man with a politi- cal future. tabich Trial toy Be Outside )f Milwaukee plea of Inno- cent by reason of insanity will be entered when Milton Babich Is ar- raigned Monday on a charge of first degree murder. But his counsel, Arthur W. Rich-! ter, is considering asking the court to transfer the trial out of. Mil The New York governorship has been held by Republican Thomas E. Dewey since 1943. It will be contested again next year. Howev- er, some of young Koosevelt's sup- porters have picked 1954 as the year for him to make an Albany bid. The handsome affable Roosevelt, a six-footer, put on a terrific cam- paign in the New York melting pot For instance, she must weigh new factors in deciding what position to take any proposals for withdraw: of all armies of occupation from Germany. Before the election, the Russians had been reported as favorinf withdrawal by both east and wes' occupation forces, presumably with the Idea that east German com- munists were strong enough to seize control of any central German gov- ernment embracing all zones, either at once or later. But in the voting Sunday and Monday in the Russian zone, voters cast valid ballots. They had the choice of voting for iwaukee county. a hand-picked slate of candidates for election to a "people's con- gress" (Soviet-style parliament) for eastern Germany, or voting against the ticket. Yet persons voted "no" as evidence that they didn't want communist rule. There arises, then, this obvious question: In an area swarming possible for Babich to get a fair with Soviet troops and communist _ _ trial in Milwaukee because of "un- district, which has large groups of due publicity and local prejudice." Jews, Irish, Puerto Ricans and others. He rang doorbells, shook hands with thousands of voters, answered questions at countless meetings, took his turn at the microphone at street rallies, and spoke over inadequate Kaitak airfield on thejthat its producers are Inspected mainland. Aircraft carriers by the Winona city dairy other fleet reinforcements are inspector and objects to paying the steaming toward Hong Kong. Brit- Big: Unions Helped charged h Wabasha inspection fee. The Marl ish troops in Singapore have beenjSoW plant, located Ji'Winona, is alerted to be ready for Hong beyond the five-mile limit de- duty on short notice. All this by tte ordlnance- intended to warn the communists) For some Hme the Marigold Dair that an attack on Hong Kong- willies and tte Florin dairy of Wabasha mean war with a major power. There are other reasons why the (Continued on Page 5, Column 1.) ALSOPS Guy Speirs, Noted Dairyman, Dead Cameron, Wis. Guy Speirs, widely known dairyman, died Tues- day at his home. He was 90 years Speirs retired last January 1 as general manger of the western div- ision of Abbots Dairies, Incorporat- ed. Speirs began his career in the dairy business in 1890, when he or- ganized the Washington Co-opera- tive Creamery near Eau Claire. He later founded the Eau Claire Creamery Company and the Cam- eron Creamery Company. Speirs is survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters. Funeral services will be held here Thursday morning, and at Eau Claire that afternoon. have been alternating monthly de liveries to the Buena Vista sana toriuiu here. A third party has raised an ob jection to this procedure, and the matter was brought into the lime light again last night. Application of the Marigold Dair. ies, represented last night by Ar- nold W. Hatfield, was referred to Dairy Inspector Charles Roemer after considerable discussion. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and show- :rs and thunderstorms and cooler ;ofcight; clearing and much cooler Thursday. Low tonight 60, high Thursday 70. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 82; minimum 61; noon; 12; precipitation, .04; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 15, U. S. Senator J. Howard McGrath, Democratic national chairman, and Paul E. Fitzpatrick, the party's state chairman, supported Shalleck. However, many Democratic lead- ers in and out of the state endorsed F.D.R., Jr. He also won the help of many big unions which contrib- uted to his father's victories. Richter announced yesterday he planned to enter a temporary in sanity plea for the 19-year-old youth accused of slaying Patricia Birmingham, younger sister of his wife, Kathleen. Later Richter said he was weigh- ing the of whether it is Richter said complete reports of ing they had the courage to vote a psychiatric examination made for the defense have not been received. gardless of whether complete find- ings are available by Monday. was found in the Milwaukee river March 20, two days after Babich eloped with Kathleen. District Attorney William Mc- 3auley released a statement six days later in which Babich, former high school honor student, admitted shooting Patricia February 10. In the a revolver to scare the girl into remaining quiet about Kathleen's pregnancy. He contended the wea- >on discharged accidentally as hey sat in an automobile. spies, how many voted for the com- munist slate, although actually wish- against it? The one-third "no" vote enor- He added the plea will be made re- mously strengthens the hands of the United States, Britain and France in the Paris meetings. They The body of 16-year-old Patricia now will face the Russian strateg- Wallgren Action WOOD u r L j Burns Kasson May Foreshadow F T-H Softening Hint of Truman Relaxing Repeal Bill Bids Seen By Jack Bell Washington President Tru- man's surrender on the WalZgren appointment started speculation to- day that he may soften his demand! for outright repeal of the Tslt-Hart- ley act. Three things Mr. Truman has been standing or stubbornly, according to the vary- ing political descriptions: 1. He repeated again and again that he wanted Mon C. Wallgren, former Washington governor, to head the National Security Resources board. 2. He said over and over he wants all-the-way repeal of the Taft-Hartley labor law. 3. He once or twice hedged Con- gress ought to vote 000 in new taxes. Wallgren went overboard with the President's withdrawal yesterday of j Kasson, Minn. Fire late Tuesday destroyed the feed mill of the Kasson Grain Company, with loss estimated at between and Firemen from Dodge Center, By- ron and Rochester aided the Kasson department in confining the flames to the one building. The blaze, is believed to have been started when friction on a slipping belt ignited dust. An explosion occurred and blew two Kasson firemen out a door. They received only slight bruises. Fire Chief Melvin Beaver said the fire was one of the worst in the history of Kasson, which is 14 miles west of Rochester, The Kasson Grain Company is owned by Hixon and Gannon of Min- neapolis. Youth Charged With Dynamiting Parents' Home -Seattle HI Lawrence Jean a 20-year-old University of his bottled-up nomination. Taxes I Washington sophomore, was held seemingly are going to have to on a charge of dynamiting Texas Twister Amarillo, Ft. Worth Sites of Deaths Reported in Storms By The Associated Frew The three-day death toll from floods and tornadoes in hard-hit Texas and Oklahoma had been boosted to 14 today. The two states estimated other persons were homeless, and 103 injured. The latest of the tornadoes which lashed the southwest since Sunday, nit both states last night At Spur. Texas, one woman was Jdlled and eight persons were injured. A farm- er was killed by a twister which skipped over into Oklahoma from Stratford, Texas, and a tornado in- jured nine persons in a crowd, watching a Softball game at Meek- er, Okla. The death toll included five killed until next But the President has made II clear he wants a substitute for the Taft-Hartley act in this session o: iongress. Compromise Boosted Democratic leaders have told him e probably will have to compro mise to get other words, be can get part; but not all, of Taft- Hartley repealed. The fact that the President could give up on Wallgren, one of his -losest personal friends, convinced lawmakers that Mr. Truman may not find it too difficult to com- iromise on the labor act. B took Mr. Truman 90 days after he first submitted the Wallgren nomination to the Senate to decide hat there vrss no profit in keep- ing it locked up in the cold storage ault of the armed services com- mittee. The appointment was put there y a vote of six Republicans and enator Byrd (D-Va.) to table. As ong as that vote stood, there was o chance to get the issue before the Senate. Pressure Ineffective Mr. Truman's lieutenants are re- orted to have tried hard to sway yrd or any one of the Republicans They failed and the President's re- orted remark that there were oo many Byrds in Congress may ave showed his reaction to this ailure. It was the second time that about >e same thing happened to the resident. Has nomination of an- ther friend, Edwin W. Pauley, to tinder secretary of the Navy an into such Senate opposition in 946 that Pauley finally asked that be withdrawn. Wallgren went through the same rocedure to break the stalemate. He said in a letter to Mr. Tru- man that "even were we to go on id win this battle, the evident po- tical opposition to my appointment ould worii to the detriment of na- onal security." He said he felt his appointment ould have been confirmed, if the enate ever had had a chance to ote on it. Mr. Truman concurred. But the President's leaders in the Senate his parents' home in a. Vancouver, Wash., housing project. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Sharp were seriously injured in the ex- plosion, the house was demolished, and 28 other houses in the area were damaged. The blast occurred April 1. in Sunday night's tornado at Amarillo, and seven drownings at ?ort Worth where large sections of the city were flooded and thousands of persons forced to evacuate their homes. Meanwhile, a drastic chill that dropped temperatures 30 to 40 de- grees from yesterday began moving across the upper plains states to- day. The U.S. Weather bureau report- ed that the new cold brought snow and hail to spots in the Montana- orth Dakota area. Snow was re- >crted in Billings and Great Palls, ont., and at Williston, D. Aberdeen, S. D., received 3.75 inches if rain mixed with hail. Temperatures were 38 at Billings and WUliston, and 33 at Great Falls. Fargo, N. D., directly in the path of the cold, reported an early mark of 61, but the forecasters said 'that won't last long." Thundershowen Widespread Thundershowers were widespread toroughout the central portion .of the cation from the Texas panhan- closed by J. B. Wilcox, Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. The F.B.I, handled the case because the house in which the Sharps were living was part of the federal gov- ernment's McLoughlin Heights housing development. The technical charge against Sharp was destruc- tion of government property. The Sharp's home Was also blasted one month previously, on March 1. die north to the Canadian border, but fifCDSTJllly TPCTC Vfilcox said the university stu- niflcant. East of the Mississippi tempera- tures were above normal, and were clear. The West coast was cloudy with some showers. The count was seven drowned and a dozen hospitalized at Fort Worth, Texas; five dead and 83 injured from a tornado at Amarillo Sunday night; one dead and nine injured from twisters in Oklahoma, and one dead and y food poisoning January 1 when )oth parents and a daughter, Marie, were ill. The F.B.I, agent had no com- ment on whether the boy was also held in connection with the March 1 bombing or the food poisoning. The first bomb wired to the electric system of the house. It exploded when the father flip- ped a light switch. The second bomb was presumably a time bomb type. The F.BJ. agent said wire and dynamite purchases had 'been traced to the university student. Youngdahl to Speak Madison, houses of the Wisconsin legislature today agreed on a resolution inviting Gov- ernor Luther Youngdahl of Minnes- ota to speak before a joint session of the legislature May 27. ists knowing that west Germany's inhabitants are solidly op- posing communism, and at least i i coiuGiiv o 1CU.UG12, ill LUG ocuiilie third of-those under Russian rule privately expressed grave doubt of >n't like at any better. any such resuit. don't like it any better. Walter Ulbricht, a top east Ger- man communist leader, clearly was stung by the vote, although he call- itatement Babich said he had bought ed it a "tremendous victory." He met with Socialist Unity (com- munist) party officials and told them "we must make every effort) now to win a majority of the 'no voters for German unity." Head Trapped in Trestle Seattle Seven-year-old Jimmy Albright climbed up under a railroad trestle last night and stuck his head in a gap between two girders. Here is what followed: A Great Northern train was flagged to a stop down the tracks. A firebrick screamed to the scene. Traffic jammed on the highway below. Hydraulic jacks grunted and strained. An acetylene torch showered sparks. And 90 minutes after he stuck his head in, Jimmy pulled it out. His ears were swollen. There were tears on his face. There was lard on his head. And in his was a solemn vow never to go under another bridge. A playmate immediately ran to the Curtis Albright home when it became apparent Jim- my's head was stuck for fair. Albright came running with a lard bucket. They greased the boy's head till it was slick as a peeled egg. No go. That little noggin was stuck in the bridge like a stopper in a crock. Up the tracks the mail train was barreling for Seattle. An off duty switchman flagged down the train and probably saved the boy's life. Officials said the weight of the rattler probably would have crushed the youngster's head. Finally a doctor administered a sedative to keep Jimmy quiet and workers wrapped towels, asbestos and a sheet metal around him and a man came up with the cut- ting torch. It was warm, but Jimmy's mother told him to be a man and sit still, which he did, and pretty soon the workman had cut a hunlf right out of the girder and Jimmy was free. The doctor looked at him and said he was O.K, but needed a bath. So he rushed home and had one. And Mr. and Mrs. Albright declared they never even bothered to tell Jimmy don't ever do that again. Rochester Bus Line Election Postponed Rochester election to decide whether Rochester Bus Line workers would accept pro- posals of a governor's fact-finding commission has been postponed in- definitely. The postpnement followed an ob- jection by Robert Petersdorf, Roch- ester, to proceedings of the com- mission. In a letter to Governor Young' dahl, Petersdorf, labor member of the commission, charged that testi- mony against a wage increase was taken by two members of the com- mission after it had officiaEy ad- journed. When it met again to vote, Pet- ersdorf claimed, it rejected a wage increase recommendation, Workers seek 20 cents more an hour. Pre- sent scale ranges from .84 to The commission recommended a third week of vacation after ten years' service and that two of four nonunion workers be included in the union and two be excluded. last night when, a tornado dipped into the crowd. An elderly grandmother was killed by a twister that struck near Spur, Texas, last night and a farmer in Oklahoma was killed by a tornado that bounced into the Sooner State from Stratford, Texas. Fort Worth Recovering: As Fort Worth struggled back to normal it faced this situation: Areas west, north and east of the business district under water. All schools closed and the east and west sections of town cut off from downtown for automobile travel and isolated' from city bus transportation. Snarled traffic, blocked highways, power line breaks, a flooded water plant, a water supply that offic- ials say will take three days' to make normal. Water in this big cattle shipping center was an acute Res- idents were warned not to drink It (Continued on Page IS, Column 4.) FLOOD Two People SJt Atop this1 dwelling (center, foreground) waiting for a rescue boat to take them to safety after flood waters inundated the area at Fort Worth, Texas, following a heavy rain the night of May 16. Wirenhoto.) ;