Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER Ocnumllr fair continued tonight) color FrltU? nliht. IS HERE DUU 97JC for Best In Radio Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations .VOLUME 48. NO. 80 WINONA, MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENJNG, MAY 20, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY THIRTY-TWO PAGES Iowa Meat Picket Slain: Militia Called Jerusalem Carnage Still Raging Haganah Raiders Destroy Syrian Supply Camp Cairo The battle for Jeru- salem roared on today. A Jewish communique said tho Arabs were shelling the Hebrew university and tho Haclnssah hospital, strong point held by the army of Israel. Dispatches from inside Jerusa- lem's old walled city reported King Abdullah's Trans-Jordan Arab le- gion and Arnb volunteers by last night had battered more than half way through the southern Jewish quarter behind heavy bombard- ment. Outside the walls, tho Arabs cleared Jews from the north, east and oouth sectors o' modern Je- rusalem and struck deeply into the sector. Egypt announced her troops In southern Palestine occupied the Arab town of Beersheba, southern- most limit of the Holy Land Bible clays. Tho defense mlnlst said Egyptian troops in a ten-hou battle captured tho fortified Jowls settlement of Dcir Suneld, guard ing the road to Tel Aviv. in the north, tho Jewish arm said one of Its raiding forces struc across tho Jordan river In the Lak Hula region, destroying n mllltar supply camp of tho Syrian arm; within Syria. Tho attack took plac Tuesday, the announcement in Te Aviv said. Tel Aviv came under air attac for tho sixth straight day. Tw persons were Injured. Premie David Ben-Gurlon decreed a state of emergency in Israel. Tel Aviv' mayor, Israel Rokach, asked th United States, Russia and the Unit cd Nations to halt Egyptian bomb Ing raids on Tel Aviv. Tho reported removal of 61 Pal estlno-bouncl Jews from an Amer- ican vessel nt Beirut harbor in Leb- anon was carried out over objec- tions of the American minister there, tho State deportment said .today. Ike Memoirs Could Net Washington The sale by General Dwlght D. Elsenhower of nil his rights to his memoirs for when the work Is ulx- months-olcl would enable him to net more than for his writ- Ing undor an established Internal revenue tax ruling. Elsenhower or any other book or music author is entitled to apply tho flat 25 per cent capital gains tax to outright sale of works more than six months old. Otherwise, income tax rates apply and these graduate upwards to 75 per cent, sharply reducing tho net to the author. Tho bureau declined today to say whether Elsenhower or others have checked officials there as to wheth- wlll apply to his Moscow Firm On Bi-Power Negotiations Marshall Frigid; Norway, Denmark Request U. S. Arms peace ex- change between Russia and the United States appears today to be hardening Into the same kind of deadlock that has blocked progress on all other Issues involving the two powers. Moscow's latest declaration a! Tass news agency dispatch evidently reflecting official Soviet resents the Soviet Union as standing firm that any negotiations under- taken should be on a two-power ba- sis, covering a range of subjects from atomic energy to human rights. By contrast, Secretary of State Marshall has made clear that any settlements which Russia is prepared to reach on major issues must be Vandenberg Tact7 Resolution Scored Dwor- shak raised a-dissenting voice today to claims that a sys- tem of regional military alliances under the United Nations charter strengthen that organization. Dworshak said the result in fact might be the eventual break-up of the U.N. The westerner thus took sharp exception with members of the Sen- ate foregin relations committee who stamped their unanimous approv- al ypsterday on a resolution sub- mitted by Chairman Vandenberg Vandenberg has been workini mlttee member, said the resolution would give strength to the U.N and at the same time back non- communist countries against fur- ther Russian, expansion, The resolution says, in effect: II the non-communist countries get together in a unified military alli- ance, they can count on the United Rcpublican-Hcrald photo "Beat Tho was the motto in Wlnona today as residents sweltered In one of the hottest May days since 1828. Highest reading recorded by the U. S. Weather bureau station here during the past 24 hours beginning from Wednesday noon was 89 degrees. At noon today it was 89 with the mercury expected to go higher Jn the afternoon. Little 10-month-old Patty Ann Hoeppner, shown above, daugh- ter of'Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hoeppner, 20914 East Broadway, was out early this morning nt Lake park dressed in her scanty summer wear and with her sand pail prepared for the year's hottest day to date. 'Circus Weather7 Here With First Hot Spell, Temperature Goes to 89 cr the ruling memoirs. Weather FEDKKAL FORECASTS Wluona and fair and continued warm tonight with lowest 02. Friday partly cloudy, becoming a little cooler Friday night. Highest Friday afternoon 80. LOCAL WKATIIER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 89; minimum, 01; noon, 80; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight nt sun rises to- morrow at TEMl'EKATUKES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Free. Wlnona met the upsurge of cus weather" (hot summer days) which prematurely swept over thi section today without flinching much. Early In the day the temperature passed the 80 mark warning tha march of summer was on the way and by noon the thermometer read 39 to near a new 20-year rec- ord. The maximum temperature of one year ago today was only a cool 68 degrees. Winona's premature "circus Bcmlcljt 85 63 Chicago G5 44 Denver 83 57 DCS Molnes 80 55 Duluth 0-1 -13 International Falls.. 81 63 Kansas City 83 58 Los Angeles 03 47 Miami ............82 61 Mlniieapolls-St. Paul 83 03 New Orleans....... 84 62 New York 65 Seattle 67 49 Fhoi'nlx 81 50 Washington 70 48 Winnlpcrr 05 57 DAILY HIVKR BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr, Stage Today Change .05 .1C .chairs (there was some apathy about hand-pushed lawn mowers) sun tan .15 oils, mosquito ointment and the usual fishing equipment, was un- der way. While the Hiawatha valley area prepared eagerly to meet early out of the Dakotas and where readings reached 96. The Wl- nona Association of Commerce re- ported weekenders already headed this way. Hottest persons today were those working In laundries and dry clean- ing plants and coolest were those whose duties took them repeatedly into refrigerator supply rooms. Next-to-the-hottest persons were members of the police force still Barkley to Give Party Keynote Philadelphia Democratic leaders today selected Senator Al- ben W. Barkley of Kentucky as keynoter for their July 12 national convention. Representative Sam Rayburn of Texas was named permanent chairman. Senator J. Howard McGrath, De- mocratic national chairman, said In reply to a question the selections were not aimed at appeasing the southern block opposed to President Truman's civil rights program. "They are both very liberal McGrath said, "who supported In every way the. program of Presi- dents Roosevelt and Truman." ought through the United Nations, the council of foreign ministers or other international agencies which have been grappling with these is- sues for the past two years or more American officials are Inclining more and more to the attitude that as one highly placed authority put it. Russia is embarked on a "cynical attempt" to build up world hopes for more peaceful relations between east and west. Actually, they maintain, the Soviets are unwilling to make the practical compromises essential to real improvements. Meanwhile, It was learned that Norway and Denmark, both targets of recent Soviet press criticism, have asked the American government for military equipment to strengthen their security. They want mainly machine guns, anti-aircraft guns and anti-tank guns. Diplomats predicted that If these requests are granted, as they prob- ably will be, the Russians will seize on the development as a new oppor- tunity for propaganda attacks on joth the United States and the two Scandinavian countries. State and Army department offl- past three months in cooperation with the State department. Senator Lodge a corn- States for aid. Lodge said It means the United States would have "an overall look at the military plans of any agree- ment that might be proposed. "Such an he said, "would be practical arrangement and not just a scrap of paper. There would have to be an integrated de- fense of all the nations in such a union before we would join. That would be there would be nothing to the agreement." Senate Squares Off for Hot Clash on D. P. Bill Washlngton The Senate squared oCT for a heated battle to day over a bill to admit homeless Europeans to this country during the next two years. Senator Wherry acting majority leader, said 'the debate "will be hot" and probably will con- tinue three or four days before final decision. Even before the measure hit the floor for opening arguments the battle lines had formed. Opponents came armed with a pile of amend- ments and a substitute bill that would double the number of dis- placed persons to be given refuge Here. As drafted by the Senate public works committee, the bill calls for admission of Europeans this year and next. Half of the aliens nust come from eastern Poland and the Baltic countries now under Rusr slah control. All must be carefully screened first by regular U. S. im- migration and consular officials. Half of those accepted must be farmers and jobs must be available 'or the rest. In addition all must be assured of "decent, safe and sani- tary housing without displacing" :c sorted. Informants re- clals have been giving the Danish present residents and citizens of this and Norwegian requests "syropathet- country. 'The substitute bill being pushcc by Senators McGrath (D.-R. I.) and Hatch (D.-N. M.) with administra- tion backing would double the num- ber of Europeans admitted and lib' erallze rules for selecting and bring- ing them here. It would let- the international ref- ugee organization pick out the per- sons to apply for admission. In ad- dition it would allow Europe- ans, now in this country on tempor- ary student or visitor permits, to re- main permanently. Lewis 'Deplores' Coal Strike Talk Washington John L. Lewis laid today he "deplores" talk that a coal strike Is Inevitable July 1 when the United Mine Workers on tract expires. There have 'been forecasts of a probable mine stoppage then In rfew of the breakdown yesterday >f negotiations on a new contract. Lewis told a news conference there s still time to establish "con- tructive wage negotiations" pro- ided coal operators are willing. While Lewis was talking with re- Dorters, some of the soft c'oal wearing winter uniforms (most cityj "Recognition is due both for long police 'departments are equipped with summer uniforms) and next-to- the-coolcst persons were clerks demonstrating the new high- electric 'fans. Absolutely coldest person In town was Wenonah, bronze statue In Central park. Oldtimers said grumpily that ten weather" reacted violently to affect the sale of Iced drinks, ice cream dishes, ice cream cones, baby sun suits, Junior sun suits, and sun suits that made mamma anxiously ask papa, "don't you think this Is rather Most popular spots by 2 p. m. were Lake park, Latsch beach, the Mississippi river and In the down- town business district, the public drinking fountains. Merchants reported" early today that shopping for summer acces- sories Including swlra suits, bench equipment, sun glasses, electric fans, Older-than-Methuselah ofdtimers ice water sets, lawn sprays, dock said that 3D years ago it was a rea- and valiant service to the Demo- cratic he added. "iChanses Snarl Draft Bill Action years ago today the temperature vas a "nice 66 degrees, good for flsh- But older oldtimers remarked happily that 20 years ago the temp- erature, May 9, reached 92 which vas also good for fishing, reclining Washing-ton New parlia- mentary snarls threatened, further delay today in clearing a draft bill for House action. Chairman Leo E. Allen (R.-I11.) of the rules committee said a de- cision by his group to send the meas- n the hammock, drinking root beerlure back to the arlKed scrvic'es com. perators were meeting privately o discuss the possibility of re- cwlng contract talks. Lewis made it emphatically clear lat he wants a miners' pension plan and ether welfare benefits as- sured in a new contract. He said "failure to activate the miners welfare fund in a new coal contract will create convulsions of anger among the working mine workers of this country." Reds Challenge Mundt to Debate New York The American Communist party has challenged Representative Karl Mundt (R.-S. D.) to debate on the Mundt-Nixon bill to control subversive activities. Communist National Chairman William Z. Foster telegraphed an invitation to the congressman yes- terday. There was no immediate re- action from Mundt. The invitation to Mundt was sent after cancelatlon of a radio debate on the scheduled for last night, n. which the communists were to have been represented. Stassen, Dewey Close Bitter Oregon Campaign Portland, bit- terly fought Republican primary campaign drew to an acrimonious close of the presidential primary trials before next month's nominating convention. Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York and Harold E. Stasscn of Minnesota, who for three Greeks save made Oregon the nation's foremost presidential battleground, brought their campaigns home at a gallop. Stassen publicly charged an "east- ern combination of Taft-Dewe 'orces" was spending In Drcgon to stem the Stassen elec tlon tide which started in Nebras a. and Wisconsin. The New York governor retorted Jiat this represented "reckless ant flagrantly untruthful and "desperate. Irresponsible, llth- hour His campaign expenses, Dewey said, "are not a tiny fraction of the Rath Strikers Riot After Shooting Union Officials Use Loud Speakers to Quiet Mob Waterloo, Iowa, National guardsmen, who moved Into the area with fixed bayonets shortly jefore dawn, patrolled the Rath Packing Company plant today after CJ.O. United Packinghouse Work- rs rioted when one or their pickets was shot to death last evening. Under protection of upwards of 500 guardsmen, a group of 150 non- striking workers Isolated In the big Independent packing plant when the rioting began were able to go to their homes. Relative quiet prevailed at the scene where tumult had broken Out for two hours last night after UJP.W.A. Picket William J. Parrell, 40, Waterloo, was killed by a pistol blast from a non-striking worker's car which pickets had stopped at the plant entrance. A woman picket was wounded In the shoulder, apparently by the same bullet that killed Farrcll. County Attorney Blair Wood said he had filed a charge of murder against a non-striking employe of the Rath Packing Company where the shooting occurred. Cleanup Man The defendant is 55-year-old Fred Lee Roberts, non-union night cleanup man at the plant. While C.I.O.-U.P.W.A. called on their striking mem- bers to "mourn the death of William J. 'Chuck' Farrcll and the wound- Ing of Margaret Rath officials expressed "genuine shock ridiculous sum he mentions, and he knows It." In Washington Senator Taft also denied the charge. The Minnesotan's reference to a supposed Join-up of Dewey and Sen- ator Robert A. Tart of Ohio was abeled "unfounded and false." and deep regret" over the whole In- cident. Martial law was not proclaimed. The guardsmen were directed to enforce court orders restricting strike activities in the plant area. To relieve tension: the Rath, plant shut down its' limited operations for today and the man held in slaying wu removed to a, cecret place. Use Loud Union officials using loud speak- ers Joined with 80 peace offlcerg in quelling the disorder-which erupted after Farrcll was felled by a gun- shot which police said came from she car of ft non-striking: worker. Pickets had stopped the car as it approached the plant entrance. County Attorney Blair Wood said the shot was fired by fioberts, >5-year-oJd Negro from nearby Dunkcrton. Sheriff H. T. Wagner aid Roberts was In custody at an undisclosed location as a. precaution against possible mob vollence. Wood said Roberts told him ha Tied to shoot Into the ground to Bullet! ins Washington The Se- nate today virtually killed all chances for Hawaiian statehood this year. Milwaukee County meetings of Wisconsin sports- men have approved a one-deer season for the state, as recom- mended by the deer committee of the conservation congress. Washington The Se- nate commerce committee to- day killed a. bill to regulate liquor advertising-. ind smoking Anna Held cigars. 11 12 4.9 8.2 4.8 5.5 3.G 4.4 5.6 8.0 5.5 7.7 9.2 3.7 5.9 .1 _., 2 ,3 .5 .3 Heel Wing Lake City Reads Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5, T.W..... Dam 5A, T.W. Wlnona........ 13 Dam G, Pool Dam 6, T.W..... Dakota Dam 7, Pool Dam 7. T.W. La Crosse 12 Tributary Streams Zumbro at Thellman 2.4 Buffalo above Alma 1.8 Trpmpcalcau at Dodge .7 Black at Nelllsvllle 3.2 Black at Galesvlllo 3.3 La Crosse nt W. Salem 1.8 Root ftt Houston 6.2 -j- EIVKR FORECAST (From lln.stlngs to Guttcnbcrg) The Mississippi will continue fall- ins throughout this district for sev- eral days in all tho upper pools. Gates arc being lowered to maintain normal pool elevations. Colrnan in England 1st Time in 15 Years Southampton, England (IP) British-born movie actor Ronald Colman arrived on the Queen Inst night for his first visit to Britain in 15 years. sonable 67 degrees and the reason they remembered it, was that it was the day that Casey struck out nt bat. City councilmen agreed that some- thing ought to be done about a mu- nicipal swimming pool. The heat Is going to continue, mistee for revision "could happe very easily." Allen's committee prepared to re celve further testimony on the leg islation sponsored by Representa tlve Andrews CR.-N. chairma of the armed services group. Allen did not disclose Wha changes he had in nlind, but th two days of hearings have develops some controversy over provisions fo said the government weather fore-1 deferments and for voluntary en caster at La Crosse today. It will be llstments. generally fair and continued warm tonight with the lowest about 62. Friday will be partly cloudy, be- coming a little cooler Friday night. Highest Friday afternoon is pre- dicted at 80. There may be some argument too, over cost of tho defense pro- gram. Andrews estimated yesterday that it would take a year to build up the armed forces and finance a draft. -.2 ,1 Navy Neptune, Longest Range Plane, Successfully Launched From Carrier Washington The longest range plane In the world, the Navy's P2V Neptune, has been successfully launched from an aircraft carrier, It wns learned today, A Navy official, who refused to allow the use of his name, said tho Neptune was launched with Jet power assistance from the ton carrier, Coral Seta, off the Vir- flew to a landing on shore. This type of Plane a, two- engine craft set the world dis- tance record of miles on a flight from Perth, Australia, to Columbus, Ohio, in 1946. The Navy official, who dlscribed the Neptune's take-off from the carrier, said the plane could be The Neptune weighs some pounds, and would land with an impact force of about one and one- half times this weight, he said. He said the Neptune was not In- tended to carry bombs off a carrier but would be extremely useful in long distance anti-submarine patrol. The purpose of the experiment was to see whether search missions ginia capes last The craft on the carrier. modified so as to make a to miles are feasable, 'he said. Pickets Being Held back, above, from Rath Packing Com- pany's gates at Waterloo, Iowa, by Iowa national guardsmen aft- er being chased from one of the company's grounds. Lower, un- identified men right a car over- turned at Waterloo last night during the mob rioting. This car was one of several on a company parking lot adjacent to the plant which were overturned and damaged. (A.P. Wirephotos to The Republican-Herald.) Frees Convict to Take Job Madison, wis. Governor granted executive clem- ncy today to William Young, 31, rho is serving a prison term at Vaupun, so that Young may be vailable for a job offered him. Sentenced in Fond du Lac county municipal court October 15, 1946, n a non-support charge, Young ould h'ave completed his one to wo year terra In July. scare off pickets who were threat- ening to turn my car over and who were yelling -kill the Jig'." Fence Torn Down In the wake of the shooting a plant fence was torn down, nearly 30 cars of non-striking Rath work- ers were upset on a parking lot. and rocks were hurled through win- dows of the overturned vehicles. As the disorders boiled rapidly out of control and a crowd of up- wards of persons surged around the plant entrance, Sheriff Wagner sent an emergency call to Governor Robert D. Blue for troops. The governor at once directed guard headquarters to deploy troops to Waterloo and Colonel Ralph Lancaster, assistant adjutant general, said "upwards of 500" men, were being sent. Ths governor stressed that troops were directed to aid civil au- thorities in protecting life and prop- erty and that martial law was not being proclaimed. Warren Opens Stretch Drive For Nomination Eart Warren of California has begun his stretch drive In the Republican presidential race. Some of his friends here think the timing may Place him among the serious con- tenders for the nomination. Senator Knowland (R.-Callf.) told a reporter he thinks Warren, who has kept a careful pace well behind the leaders, now is In "excellent tactical position" if a convention deadlock develops. Warren's aides took the wraps off his campaign this week when they began bidding openly for support In states with unlnstructed and fav- orite son delegations. Previously they had been under orders from the California governor to avoid such efforts. Backers of Senator Robert A, Taft and Governor Thomas E Dewey said they think Warren's move may have come too late to make him a strong contender for the nomination. As an example, the Tart and Dewey aides generally agree that Warren could have had Oregon's 12 possibly Washington's tiie first convention ballot if he had given the word last fall that he wanted them. Now Oregon's quota will go to the winner of tomorrow's primary battle between Dewey and former Gover- nor Harold'E. Stasscn of Minnesota Washington's group has been divid- ed between the latter two, apparent- ly with Dewey having a substantial majority.