Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Clearing, Cooler Tojiighr, Friday Fair Baseball Sunday p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 84 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 25, 1950 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Be Sure It Isn't You Auto Accidents to Kill 290 Over Memorial Day National Safety council said today that some 290 persons have a very short time left to live. That many, It esti- mated, Trill be killed in Memorial day weekend traffic. The estimate is based on a four-day holiday period with very heavy automobiles on the out the nation. The estimate covers only victims who will experi- ence accidents and die during the through Tues- those who will die later from holiday accidents. Ned H. Dearborn, president of the the probable death list could be cut in half "if motorists met the holiday hazards with extra caution and courtesy." Rennebohm Won't Run for Re-election Harry Gold Oscar Bennebohm Withdrawing on Doctor's Orders Sawyer Gaining New Powers in Reorganizations By Sterling F. Green Washington President Tru- man's new shakeup of the govern- ment is carrying the Department of Commerce to the highest peak of prestige and power it has en- joyed in its history. Secretary Charles Sawyer yes- terday became supervising boss of the nation's maritime affairs and, if Congress assents to another re- organization plan now pending, will take charge .In July of the multi-million dollar''lending opera- tions of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. When and if that happens, the dapper, graying lawyer from Cin- cinnati who walked into a sprawling col- lection of bureaus two years ago this month will be. presiding over a S2.000.000.000 agency with vast responsibility to see that in- dustry and government get along. Sawyer's rise, his subordinates recall, Is the more spectacular be- cause he took the job almost on a "lame duck" basis. It was in May. 1948, when most politicians! thought Harry Truman was wash- ed up. His appointments were vir-l tually coins; begging. j Sawyer left a law practice in Cincinnati to take the government! post. He is a former lieutenant] governor of Ohio, a one-time cinnati councilman, and a former! ambassador to Belgium and ister to Luxembourg. Ke is a mi- nority owner of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team and owns the Lancaster (Ohio) Eagle-Gazette. He has been a director of several corporations but dropped most of his business connections on taking the cabinet job. The secretary is publishing today his orders setting in motion the new, three-member Federal Mari- time board and creating in his department a maritime adminis- tration. The instructions to the board, which replaces the old, independ- ent Maritime commission, reserv- ed to Sawyer himself the top pol- icy powers in seeing that the Unit- ed States keeps a healthy mer- chant marine afloat by subsidy, ship sales, vessel charters, and trade route determination. The move was a long step to- ward an obvious but undeclared goal of the President: To make the Commerce department the; government's policy control center j for air, rail, sea and highway! transportation. I Madisoii, Wis. Governor Oscar Rennebohm says he will not j run for re-election. In a statement early today Ren- s j nebohm said the decision was made on the advice of his physi- cian. I The announcement, made on his j 61st birthday, threw the Republi- can nomination for the office wide open two weeks before the Repub- lican state convention meets in Milwaukee to endorse candidates. Rennebohm said he needed a complete rest of several months land that it would be inadvisable for him "to embark on a strenuous political campaign in the present condition of my health." He became governor in March jof 1947 on the death of Governor i Walter Goodland and was returned to office in 1948. He never had held public office until 1944 when he was elected j lieutenant-governor. He was re-1 named to the post in 1946. of the Senate-House Renneiiohm owns a chain of drug atomic energy committee, came on stores in Madison. the heels of information that the An attack of asthma this winter Federal Bureau of investigation sifted through a list of sus- pects before it finally ran Gold down. The 39 year old was arrested Tuesday night and accused of receiving secret inform- ation about TJ. S. atomic develop- to Arm Middle East Suspects Sifted in Hunt For Harry Gold By Oliver W. De Wolf Washington Senator Mc- Mahon (D.-Conn.) said today the FJBJ, set its trap at least two 2-Year Draft Extension Wins O.K. in House Bill Permits Call Of All Reserves for .21 Months Service By Barney Livingstone Washington The life ex- pectancy of the nation's draft ma- chinery became the Senate's problem today, following over- whelming House approval of a two- year standby selective service law. The measure which the House passed late yesterday by a 216 to 11 vote would do little but keep the draft in readiness, so that the na- tion's youth would be registered and available if needed. With an eye to the tense inter- national situation, House members jput up little resistance to the modi- ified draft extension. Ai the same I time, they placed the National Se- [curity Resources board on notice that they would like to see a total war mobilization plan as a com- panion to peacetime military regis- tration. In the House debate, Representa- tive Vinson (D.-Ga.) voiced the hope that an M-Day plan for labor, In- dustry and manpower would be ready by January, months" ago for Philadelphia Bio- Vinson, chairman of the influ- chemist Harry Gold, who is being held on charges of aiding Atomic Spy Klaus Fuchs. This disclosure by McMahon, days. Speculate on Successor After the announcement dealing himself out of the gubernatorial race, speculation arose immediate- ly as to who will seek convention approval to succeed Rennebohm. The Wisconsin State Journal at Madison said the names of Walter Kohler. son of former Governor Kohler; Representative Frank Keefe of Oshkosh; and State Sen- ator Gordon Bubolz Of may be submitted. ential House armed services com- mittee, directed his hint at W. Stu- art Symington, newly named chair- man of the SNRB and former sec- retary for air. The Georgian was applauded when he suggested that a standby M-day bill be ready for the next Congress. The draft law expires Lieutenant Earl Thompson, Victoria, B. C., Canadian navy heard a plaintive "meow" he entered the flooded basement of the Winnipeg Electric Company's Mill street substation to salvage urgently needed spare equipment, On his first trip, he carried this cat. Company officials said the animal must have survived in the cabinet top for at least two weeks, since the overflowing Red river engulfed the substation basement. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) House Tackles Hot Issue of Co-op Tax By Francis M. Le May A political hot taxation of farmer and surnel' dropped into the House ways and means committee conttnue therison andjtoday. Chairman Doughton CD.N. C.) called for a vote on the issue, v v v i.-ro I Til O CTTofttm TrtT1 classificatioxi 18-year-olds until 1952. But actual inductions would be prohibited until Congress de- clared the existence of a national emergency. The so-called "draftless draft law" was entitled the manpower registra- keeping with ments from Fuchs and passing it j elimination of compulsory induction on to the Russians. Fuchs is the German-born atomic Appleton scientist who recently was sentenced _____ to a 14-year prison term by a The State Journal also said Ren- j British court after his Anviction nebohm's action may bring charges that he stole British Thompson of Stoughton, defeated jamj American atomic secrets for by Rennebohm in the '48 general! the Soviet Union. election, to the fore as the Demo- cratic nominee. The governor's statement said: "I have decided not to be a candidate for re-election this fall. "I have thought this matter over carefully. "I am reluctant to place my- self in a position where I can not bring to fruition a number of important projects for im- provement of our state and for the benefit of our people. "Nevertheless I am confident that the Republican party is richly endowed with talent. I am sure that several of its leaders can and will continue the tradition of sound business- like, efficient and humane gov- ernment which I have tried to carry on. "I have been advised by my physician that I need a com- plete rest of several months and that it would be inadvis- able for me to embark on a strenuous political campaign in the present condition of my health. "I have held responsible pub- lic office in this state for six years, during which period I have tried to think of my re- sponsibility first and of myself second. "I think that I am now en- titled to lay aside the burden of public office on this occa- sion. "I want to thank the voters of Wisconsin who have previ- ously expressed their confi- dence in me. I also want to express my gratitude to the members of the legislature who have given me such splen- did support in past sessions and who have carried on the battle for public welfare. "I want to pay my debt to leaders and workers of my party who have labored in my beha'lf and have given me gen- erously of their loyalty and ex- perienced judgment. "I want last of all to pay tribute to the splendid group of public servants in depart- ments and agencies of state government whose helpful co- operation has made possible whatever has been accomplish- ed during my control of state affairs." Officials said last night that when the F.BJ. started its hunt for the middleman in the case it had to work from a list of suspects with whom the British [scientist might have had contact. The trail led to Gold after the list was narrowed down to a group of chemists in the New York- Philadelphia area. The trap finally was sprung, offi- cials said, after Fuchs (A) Told agents in England that his contact was a biological chemist whose name he did not Identified Gold's picture as that of the man to whom he had passed Information. at had met Fuchs in Santa Fe, N. M., own re1uest- _ requirements. Technically, It Is an extension of the 1948 selective serv- ice act. Repeated references to Russian military power studded debate on the" bill. Extension of the draft law was urged to "buy time" in case to put them nearer a fair competi- tive relationship with other busi- nesses that pay taxes. Mason suggested: Representative Mason (R.-H1.) proposed a tax system for co-ops that he said would yield the government about a year. The committee turned to the co- op tax problem after it voted yes- terday to give income tax dodgers one last chance to settle up volun- tarily with Uncle. Sam, before the Justice department cracks down with criminal prosecutions. Under present government reg- ulations, tax evaders under cer- tain circumstances can He said farmer co-ops are finesiand imprisonment by confess- t now requlred to pay cor- ing their tax sins and paying tax on such undistributed iw BUt the committee decided but the tax "is supposed the "amnesty" provision in- (0 tie paid by consumer co-ops." Civil Defense Program May Take 2 Years Sober warnings of the danger of conflict came from Republicans as well as administration forces. This would be the situation under the House bill: 1. Conscription remains on the 3lf. 2. The President is prevented from mobilizing industry or taking over plants for defense purposes. 3. Voluntary enlistments un- der two years are banned, and 18-year-olds are barred alto- gether from volunteering. The bill also permits the Presi- dent, when Congress finds an em- ergency exists, to call all reserves to 21 months active duty immedi- law, so that the evaders would 'have legal protection against pro- secution when they voluntarily t0 co.op customers, under the close that they have not reported ten per cent dividend with- Zumbrota Woman Dead of Burns Rochester, Mrs. Nor- To "help in organizing the Corn-iris O. Erickson, 35, of Zumbrota, merce department as the core of j died in St. Mary's hospital today the federal transportation pro- from burns suffered when a water heater exploded in her home late gram, Sawyer yesterday acquired the experienced administrator, Ma- jor General Philip B. Fleming, as undersecretary a a year for transportation. Fleming was chairman of the abolished Mari- time commission. Monday. Three-fourths of the surface of her body was burned. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Dee Ann, 11, and Luana, seven. in 1945. At that time Fuchs was as- sociated with the atomic bomb pro- ject at Los Alamos, N. M., and held in high regard. There was some speculation on Capitol hill that the third man in the espionage triangle the one who got the secrets Gold is chargec with a member of the Russian embassy staff here This person, referred to in official documents as "John is be- lieved to be in the Soviet Union now. Gold was charged with commit- ing espionage during wartime, an ioffense which is punishable by death or up to 30 years in prison. After a quick arraignment in Philadelphia he was hurried off to prison in lieu of a bond. Many lawmakers indicated they will be surprised if new arrests don't follow. "It is perfectly apparent thai Fuchs had colleagues and joint con- spirators in this observed Senator Bricker a mem- ber of the atomic committee. Municipal Garage Project Studied Rochester, tion of a' four-story municipal ramp garage capable of handling between 400 and 500 cars is being considered here as one possible solution to the parking problem in Rochester. Immediate study of such a project has been urged by a Rochester Chamber of Commerce parking com- mittee. The committee made the recommendation in a recent letter to the city council. The proposed garage would cover half a city block in the downtown area. Some of the land is owned by the city, some by the Mayo association. At a hearing on the parking prob- ,em, G. S. Schuster, a representa- ive of the Mayo' association, said 'our property would be thrown into ibe hopper on a reasonable basis." Shetsky Case Goes to Jury their full tax obligation. Place in Economy Representative Forand (R.-R.I.) predicted this would bring in mil- lions of elusive tax dollars. As for co-ops, Mason said "they have a place in the national eco- nomy, and this taxation would not destroy them." He said his idea is Rabin Shctsky Glencoe, Minn. jury of Clay Heckled InN.Y.Ialk New York Heckled and picketed, General Lucius D. Clay cast aside a prepared speech at an anti-Communist "Hold Berlin" rally last night and issued a rallying call to the people of the German capi- tal and a warning to the Russians. To the people of Berlin, the for- mer American military governor in Germany said: "You have within yourselves the moral strength to stop any attempt- ed uprising among the youths of Germany which would destroy free- dom. Be time of free- dom is rising." A lone heckler disrupted the rally !and caused brief disorder after po- Ilice had routed chanting pick- ets outside town hall. A loud murmur arose from the audience as a young man began jheckling Clay because he had cut the prison sentence of the notorious Use Koch of Buchenwald. Many men and women jumped to their feet, some of them shout- ing. The heckler continued shouting above the noise until two detectives "scorted him out of the auditorium. JAbout 100 persons followed. Some of those who left the auditorium with him cried "Let him speaR." Just as Clay was about to begin his speech, the heckler questioned him on the issue of Mrs. Koch, wife of the commandant of the Nazi extermination camp at Buchenwald. 'How about Hse Koch and human the heckler demanded of Clay, who had cut the woman's penalty to four years after a mili- tary court had imposed a life sen- tence for her part in Buchenwald By Douglas B. Cornell Washington Government experts -figure it will take two years before states and cities get around to setting up a permanent nation-wide civil defense program The civilian defense office in the on! National Security Resources board that "p'art of their net earnings not I says it will have a plan for a ......permanent program ready for states and communities in Septem- ber. A permanent plan doesn't mean perfect the best that seems possible. Getting the plans in operation is something else. That is why a tem- porary, emergency plan also is be- ing developed to give cities an idea of how they could use their present equipment and manpower in case of an immediate attack. So far only 20 states have passed civil defense or disaster prepared- ness laws. Plans for dealing with disasters have been developed by administrative action in seven oth- er states. That leaves 21 without laws. What the count is on cities nobody knows. Three states, Florida, Idaho and to be paid by consumer co-ops.' Withholding Levy Urged 2. Put the patronage dividends, I holding tax that the ways and means committee has proposed for corporation dividends. The withholding proposal does not in- crease tax obligations but Is de- signed to show the treasury who gets the dividend payments and whether they are reported in in- come tax returns. Co-op dividends would be taxed as any other divid- ends, under Mason's proposal. The Illinois member said the farm bureau co-ops in his haven't even named any- nine men and three women today need not be in "actual imminent harm, before he may slay his as- sailant in self-defense." atrocities. Mrs. Koch was accused of mak- began deliberating whether Rubin jjjg lampshades from the skin of Shetsky will have to return to Still- water, penitentiary for life or be freed from a second degree mur- der charge. The jury was given the case at prisoners. Clay told the heckler: "I am never unwilling to give anybody his viewpoint on any ques- tion, but I also believe that any 11 a. m., after hearing District fair-minded American is willing to Judge Joseph Moriarty say a person listen." The unidentified heckler, who told peril of his life, or of great bodily newsmen "I'm Just a plain was not arrested. "This is a Nazi he charged. tax. He estimated pay the corporation tax voluntarily on their undistributed reserves, and that the American Farm Bu- reau federation by resolution has proposed that all co-ops pay this that co-ops now are doing an annual business of about with earnings over Co-operatives are organized by farmers or consumers with a view to saving money on selling or pur- chasing operations. The money they make usually is distributed in dividends to their customers or are used for expansion of the co- ops operations. one to look into civil defense prob- lems. South Dakota has authorized appointment of a director but hasn't filled the job. In the other 44 states, 25 gov- ernors have picked their adjutant generals to handle civil defense and 18 have appointed civilian dir- ectors. NSRB is working now on suggest- ed models for civil defense laws for the states and ordinances for the cities. It hopes to send them around within a few weeks in hopes legislatures and city coun- cils will provide some action and money before another summer comes around. Arab Nations, Israel to Get Western Aid Program Part Of Defense of Vital Suez Area By John Scali Washington The United States, Britain and France today announced a joint agreement to supply arms to the Middle for defense alone. President Tru- man hailed it as a move to stimu- late "increased confidence in fu- ture security" in that area. The President said in a statement the United States believes the ac- tion "will stimulate, in the Arab states and Israel, increased con- fidence in future security, thus ac- celerating the progress now being made in the Near Bast and con- tributing toward the well-being of peoples there." He added: "The participation of the United States government in the declara- tion emphasizes this country's de- sire to promote the maintenance of peace in the Near East." Under the agreement, announced today, arms and war materials may be sent to the Arab nations and only under assurances that "the buyer-state does not in- tend to undertake .any act of ag- gression against another state." The agreement was reached dur- ing the recent three-power meeting in London. It marks an. end to long-standing differences among these nations over the question of furnishing weapons to military forces recently engaged in bitter fighting over the partition of Pal- estine. Although there was no reference in the announcement of the stra- tegic importance of the Middle East in the East-West cold war, officials here were of the opinion the Big Three foreign ministers had this strongly in mind. Their joint statement said the three governments recognized that the Arab states an'd Israel "need to maintain a certain level of armed forces for the purpose of insuring their internal security, their self defense and to permit them to play their due part in the defense of the whole area." Requests of Middle Eastern coun- tries for arms "will be appraised to the light of these the statement added. The announcement said that Mid- dle Eastern countries now receiving arms from the three powers al- ready have given assurances the weapons would not be used for acts of aggression. Similar assurances will be requested of other states in the area before future arms ship- ments are authorized, it said. This would indicate that Egypt and Hashemite Jordan, two of the Arab countries which fought against Israel over Palestine partition have pledged themselves to peace. They have been receiving arms aid from Britain, Rossellini, Bergman Wed By Proxy in Mexico Rome Roberto Rossel- lini and Ingrid Bergman, whose widely publicized romance was climaxed last February by the birth of a son, were married by proxy yesterday in Juarez, Mexico. The nuptials in absentia broke through legal delays that had blocked the couple's path in the United States, Sweden and Italy since February, when Miss Bergman quit her film career to bear the Italian director's son. The ceremony was performed at 11 a. m. by Judge Paul Orozco in Juarez, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso. The judge said Juarez Attorney Alvarez signed the register for Rossellini and Arturo Gomez Trevino, another Juarez lawyer, signed for Miss Bergman. Rossellini announced the mar- riage in Rome through a spokesman and declared "This is not bigamy, Miss Bergman is now legally Mrs. Rossellini." The much-heralded romance of the until-then U.S. movie queen and the Italian director blossomed while Rossellini and Miss Bergman were filming the movie "Stromboli" on a volcanic isle in the Mediterranean. After she .finished her role in that picture, Ingrid announced she was through witn. films. Rossellini said the marriage would be registered officially in Rome." He said it would be recognized here and his attor- neys had advised him it also would be recognized in Miss Bergman's native Sweden. In the opinion of. one person at least the marriage has no legal status. He is Dr. Peter Lindstrom, Los Angeles brain surgeon, from whom Miss Berg- man obtained a Mexican divorce on February week after the birth of her baby. In Hollywood a spokesman f or said the proxy marriage will make no differ- ence in the physician's plans to divorce Miss Bergman in the California courts. Meanwhile, friends of the couple said they will remain in Rome until Rossellini finishes work on his new fllm based on the life of St. Francis of Assist. The picture, which is being filmed in the hills north of Rome, is nearing completion. After that he and. Ingrid ex- pect to make a honeymoon trip to Paris and London. Rossellini has shied from the press ever since Miss Bergman's Roberto Giusto Giuseppe born February 2. Miss Bergman also acquired an aversion for publicity during her pregnancy. Three Binaggio Henchmen Indicted Kansas City Three hench- men of Binaggio north- side, political organization, including Gambler Walter L. Rainey, were in- licted by a federal grand jury here xjday on charges of income tax evasion. The other two were Samuel Goldberg and Johnny Mangiaracina. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Clearing and cooler tonight, lowest 46. Friday generally fair and quite cool, high- est in the afternoon 62, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 85; minimum, 55; noon, 63; precipitation, .65; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at DAILX RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Chg. Red Wing 14 10.2 Lake City 13.1 Reads............ 12 9.2 Dam 4, T. W....... 9.9 Dam 5, T. W....... 8.2 Dam 5A, T. W..... 9.6 Winona 13 10.5 Dam 6, Pool...... 9.8 Dam 6, T. W....... 9.3 Dakota 9.8 Dam 7, Pool 9.6 Dam 7, T. W....... 9.2 La Crosse 12 10.4 Tributary Streams Ihippewa at Durand.. 4.5 Zumbrc at TheUman. 2.0 3uffalo above Alma... 1.6 Trempealeau at Dodge 0.4 Black at Nefflsville.... 3.7 Black at Ga'.esville.... 3.4 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.7 Root at Houston....... 6.3 RIVER FORECAST From Baitings to Gnttenberg, Iowa: The Mississippi will continue fall- ing during the remainder of- this week with daily falls averaging 02 foot-below Alma and, above this point, only a slight fall The lower Wisconsin will rise slightly, other tributaries little change. Additional weather on page 19.