Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Continued Mild, With Occasional Showers Do Your Christmas Shopping Now VOLUME 50, NO. 230 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 15, 1950 Up In T Assassin Leader Slain in Venezuela New U. S. Coalition In Saddle By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington There is a great deal of wishful thinking about the effect of the recent elections on American foreign policy. For the plain fact is that the 82nd Con- gress will be ruled by a conserva- tive coalition which is entirely cap- able of gutting 'from stem to stern the policy erected so pain- fully during the five years. To prove this, it is only neces- sary to examine the records of the who will dominate the new (Congress, and then to consider the way in which the elections have sharply increased their power. The conservative majority will obvious- ly be very largely dominated by Senator Robert A. Taft for the Re- publicans, and by Senator Harry F Byrd and two or three others for the conservative Southern Dem- ocrats. Senator Taft voted for E.C.A., but he also voted against the At- Joseph Alsop Canadian Troops to Train At Fort Lewis Army an- nounced today that approximately 10000 Canadian troops will train at Fort Lewis, Washington, start- ing late this month. The announcement said facilities at Fort Lewis were offered the Canadians for unit training exer- cises because weather handicaps such training severely in Canada during the winter. Describing the Canadian force as a brigade, the Army said: Rescuers On A Crash Boat throw a life ring to a sailor hanging onto a plane (under wheel) which crashed into Lake Washington at Seattle. Five Navy men were dumped into the water when the plane's engine failed on a takeoff from Sand Point Naval Air Sta- tion. Three swam to shore and the crash boat rescued others. (U. S, Navy Photo via A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Pressure Against Acheson Mounting By John M. Hightower struggle over Dean Acheson's tenure as secre- tary of state appeared today to be building up behind the scenes the Truman administration. Killed Trying To Break Away From Guards Tenseness Gripping Caracas Appears Somewhat: Eased unit Caracas, Venezuela' Vene- .zuelans planned a state funeral in the United for their slain acting presi- will expedite the readiness of the [dent Carlos Delgado Chalbaud as "nit" I the leader of his assassins lay dead at the hands of a prison guard. All federal and municipal offices were closed in mourning for Lieu- tenant Colonel Delgado, leader of the country's ruling three-man military junta, who kipnapped and shot to death Monday. Informants said the assassins' leader, Rafael Simon Urbina, was being escorted to jail Monday when he tried to wrest a gun from one of the guards. He was shot to Plunge Through Thin Ice Drowns 2 at Minnetonka Minneapolis UP) An early win- ter fisherman and his would-be rescuer drowned late yesterday when both plunged through the thin ice of Maxwell's bay of Lake Minnetonka. The victims Frederick, 23, were Burton L. Minneapolis, the i Weidenbach, 21, Both bodies were Stewart Alsop lantic Pact, against military aid program appropriations, against Point Four, and in favor of the great majority of attempts to gut foreign aid, Senator Taft remark- ed at his recent s' press conference that "only an idi- ot would be an is- olationist and he emanated an air of sweet reason. But in view of the above record, one can only ask just how the Senator would describe his for- eign policy posi- tion in the past, and just how sweetly reasonable he can be ex- pected" to be in the future. As for Senator Byrd, he has topped Taft's record by voting also against Greek-Turkish aid, and in 1948, against the E.C.A. authorization. Taft Stand Strengthened Moreover, the Taft-Byrd school of foreign policy has been much more decisively strengthened than most people realize. Among the Re- publicans, there has been one loss to tne in Missouri! there have been five new re-1 cruits, Dirksen of Illinois, Bennett I of Utah, Wclker of Idaho, and al-1 most certainly Butler of Maryland I and Case of South Dakota, who beat internationalist Chan Gurney in the primaries. The conservative Democrats in the Byrd category picked up two Truman administration. fr0n, Ibout nine feet of In the aftermath of last week's Democratic election reverses official j covered from about nine feet ot informants who cannot be named said that two conflicting lines of j water. UeiYirr I f Phone Strike Talks Remain Deadlocked New partial coast- to-coast telephone strike neared the end of its first week today with the picket advice are being directed toward j Frank Kranitsky, 55, Frederick's j 3 President Truman. In their sim- j father-in-law, saved himself by plest forms these are: clinging to a tree branch Weiden- 1. Acheson must go because he is a political liability; and 2. He must be kept in office under Re- publican fire because to let him go now would jeopardize the for- eign policies for which he stands and hurt the President politically. At the moment there is every death in the ensuing struggle. The tenseness which had gripped, the capital since the announce- ment of the assassination appeared to be easing somewhat. However, Caracas maintained its dusk to dawn curfew and a state of em- ergency under which civil liberties are indefinitely suspended. Outgo- ing news dispatches still were de- tension mounting on lines. The tension reflected the strike's inconclusive effect on national bach tossed to him before the ice broke. Clayton Miller, 59, Crystal Bay, also had to be pulled from the icy water as the ice gave way when he tried to help the men. Weidenbach and Miller, employ- ed by Minnetonka Beverage Com pany, were passing on a truck __ j iwhen they spotted Frederick and indication that Mr. Truman does Kanitsky struggling in the water. not intend to let the secretary out. w -J Close Guard Set Up The miraflores district, center of government administration, has been cordoned off by guards, who A Storage Tank blazes furiously at the Danaho refinery about one-fourth mile north of Pettus, Texas. The burned- out remains of the tank, which was hit by lightning, starting the fire, can be seen just below the blazing tank. Blazing oil from crumbling tanks for a time endangered the entire refinery and the town of Pettus, but bulldozers built a protective dirt wall which con- tained the fire. (A.P. Wirephoto. to The Republican-Herald.) Like Valley Forge G. in Korea Lack WarmClothe- American troops warmly enough clothed in bitterly war corre- 5UBJ.U.P, sponuenis. j allowed no one to pass without "jf we don't get some special authority. officer just returned from the Urbina, veteran revolutionary chance that those boys will who was kicked out of the country The President has declared his support of Acheson in the past and associates say the two maintain a close friendship based on mutual admiration. Acheson himself has declared he has no intention of re- a nt ftat he should go now> pressed by Ache- phone service, the unbroken dead- j son'S critics within the Democrat- lock at the bargaining table, and j ic party, holds that the congres- the huge Bell system's growing sional elections proved tie secre- counter-measures against tary ,to ,be _a_ handicap. walkout. In addition to the original issues of pay and contract-duration, the C.I.O. Communications Workers of now accuses the com- of a lockout and unfair la- bor practices. It also is contest- ing picketing injunctions in at least ten states. The company denied the lockout charge. The firm said last night that telephone service is generally nor- that he lacks popularity if not the confidence of much oJ the coun- try, and that the President should permit him or ask him to step aside. recruits in the primaries, Smith of North Carolina and Smathers of Florida. If Smith and Smathers follow Byrd on foreign policy issues, as they certainly will on domestic policy, this will mean a net gain of six votes in the Senate for the Taft-Byrd foreign policy. In the last Congress, to take a few examples, such a switch in the bal- ance of power would have meant i _ passage of the Taft-sponsored re-1 duction in foreign aid, the defeat 7" of Point Four, and the passage p! the crippling Wherry foreign aid amendment. Isolation victory But it is not enough merely to count noses. However it may be interpreted elsewhere, the election is dead certain to be interpreted Watkins Reversed In Appeals Court maf on a national basis, although slow in 40 to 45 communities. The walkout began last Thurs- i c day morning, and flared into its fst- The L' S' court first real violence yesterday at appeals has Pickets and nolice verdict in which a a minute pushing and shov- housewife was a pushing and on to I her hair as a granted a Weidenbach was the father of a new baby, brought home from the hospital only Monday. Former Ku Klux Official Nabbed In Minneapolis Minneapolis A man iden- tified as a former "old man" of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana, wanted for parole violation, was apprehended today in Robbinsdale, Minneapolis suburb, by sheriff's deputies. W. H. Tabriz, chief of detective and civil divisions in the sheriff's office, said the man was positively identified as David C. Stephenson, who once boasted he was "the law in Indiana." Stephenson, 58, is wanted for parole violation. He was sent to Indiana state prison, Michigan City, Ind., in 1925 for a life term after being convicted of murder. by the previous government, was brought back only recently by the junta and his property returned to him. Ke was accused of being the ringleader of a group of men who kidnapped Delgado Monday, then pumped five shots into his head and body. Urbina was wounded in the leg during the skirmish. Five or six other men, suspect- ed of taking part in the assassina- tion, are under arrest. Cabinet Meets A special cabinet session was held by the two surviving mem- bers of the junta, Interior Minister Lieutenant Colonel Luis Felipe Llovera Paz and Defense Minister cold North No, emphatically say a Marine corps officer and spondents. "If We QUH L gel, aumc C4Uiymoiiw "f officer just returned from the rugged mountain country, there is good chance that those boy get their heads punched in." Yes, clothing is adequate for needs, the Army's supply chief in Tokyo, Brigadier General K. L. Hastings, says conditionally. "Faced with threats of trench- foot and frostbite, two enemies sometimes more dangerous than bullets, the U. S. quartermaster an- ticipated problems early enough to get to the fighting fronts the neces- sities with which to combat sloppy snow, deep mud and freezing tem- said Hastings. Cvtrun Supply Linei "Winter clothing was stock-piled early in Korea in sufficient quan- tity to equip all U. N. units. .as in all pursuits, the troops outran AjlOVcrii F aUU. yu.L OUILO, MIW Marcos .Perez Jimenez. There was j their supply lines with resulting dif no indication whether a new mem- i fjculty in providing food, ammuni- ber will be appointed to replace tion and fuel as well as clothing. Delgado. "in spite of this situation the Venezuela's; three political Eigntn Army nas been and is is- ties were reported to have issued j suing to unjts winter cloth- statements condemning Delgado's j ing as rapidly as the logistic situa- assassination. They are the con-ition pe servative Copey party, the Repub-j quires lican Democratic union (URD) and j The l and the season re- they deserve. l_st He disappeared from his Carbon- [dale, ID., rooming house August my to oar women! her hair as a result of using a the telephone ex-i shampoo manufactured by tne J. pickets were ar-1 R. Watkins Company, Winona, charges. Minn. In spots where non-striking op-! The appellate court held that erators have honored the picket: Mrs. Thora J. Raymond, 49, of. lines, the company has used South Haven, Minn., failed emergency brigades of non-strik- j sent sufficient evidence ing clerks and supervisors to man her claim. switchboards. i An analysis of the shampoo A company promise yesterday to showed, the appeals court said, "secure relief for (these) loyal j that it was a perfectly safe soap emploves who have remained; and contained ingredients no -1---- other 30. The former grand dragon of the Klan was working as a printer for the Post newspapers in Robbins- dale the past week. Mo Shipley, president and general manager of is Qcao ceri.iin H> ue nut-'ipit-ieu bv professional politicians as a faithful to their duties" brought a i stronger than those mot] suwnins? triumnh for resurcent iso-i new union charge that the com- brands of shampoos and soaps. tuna s triumph for resurgent iso- j new union charge that the com lationism. Thus Taft is pretty cer-j pany might intend to hire strike tain to find recruits among those breakers. Republicans who have here-to-fore followed the lead of Senator Arth- ur Vandcnbcrg. The pressure will be very heavy on Senator Bourke B. Hickenlooper, Iowa, for ex- ample, who has usually voted with Yandenbcrg, to switch to the cause which triumphed almost every- Kahler Employes Keep Same Union Rochester, Corporation Minn Kahler nonprofessional em- In a unanimous opinion handed down Monday, the three-judge court held that Federal District Judge Dennis F. Donovan of Min- neapolis erred in failing to sus- tain a motion for dismissal of the case. Judge Donovan presided at the trial of the case in October, 1949. now much more likely to side with Byrd than with world-minded men The U.P.W. received 320 of like Alabama's Lister Hill and John ballots cast. The C.I.O. United Op- tical and Institutional Workers, lo- cal 777, lost out in its bid to rep- resent the Kahler employes. The corporation controls three hotels, Sparkman. This situation has come at a time, moreover, %yhen the whole tempo of the American foreign military and economic effort must be rasidly increased, if there is to a si in? be an? hope at all of containing (Continued on Page Column 6) ALSOPS three hospitals, a school of nurs ing and a diet kitchen. Cites Peril To U. S. Democracy Fargo, N. D. The U. S. is in a desperate situation and the outcome still is in doubt, Senator Edward J. Thye, Minnesota Re- publican, told the North Dakota Farm Bureau here last night America is marking time today Russia back with one i the newspapers, said he gave his backup, name .Trank Wright." Shipley said the man reported for work November 7. He said he had sold his own shop in a suburb of Akron, Ohio. This, Shipley said, was his explanation for not having a social security card, since he claimed to have been working for himself. The man was identified by Printing Plant Superintendent Ca- rold Johnson from a picture ap- pearing in a Minneapolis news- paper last Monday. Mill City Teachers Get Raises It is believed negotiations for an- j hand while seeking to strengthen nual contract will be started this the United Nations with the other, month. I Thye said. Minneapolis Most Minne- apolis teacbsrs are assured of annual salary boosts for the next school year. The board of education last night approved a yearly across-the- board increase, to be added to a S200 automatic raise scheduled for teachers with maximum experi- ence. Superintendent Rufus Put- nam said this covers all but a rel- atively few instructors in the sys- tem. the Communists. Perez Jimenez has broadcast a equppe w statement promising that the as- er Ci0thing" is fighting on the sassins would be given the "justice north.east and north-central fronts. thpv Hpsprve." I mi__ ic- fiuVitina nn The loth corpSj which qUar termaster says has "been fully equipped with suitable cold weath- Ci0thing" is fighting on the I International Falls To Test On-sale Liquor Law Legality International Falls, Minn. Proceedings are under way here to test constitutionality of a 1937 special state law giving the In- ternational Falls city council pow- er to decide how many on-sale li- quor licenses should be issued. Two International Falls ministers have obtained a writ requiring the mayor and members of the city council to cut down the number of on-sale license or show cause at the term of court opening De- cember 5 why steps to do this have not been taken. 'The Eighth Army is fighting on the northwest front. Frontline dispatches the past few days have stressed that many troops are fighting Arctic battles in summer clothing. Ice, snow and chill winds whistling through mountain passes from the bleak Manchurian plains outran supply lines, dispatches said. Not Enough Parkas The Marine officer, who insisted that his name be withheld, said there were not enough parkas, mit- tens, woolen underwear and shoe- pacs (lined galoshes) to go around. The First Marine division, in the 10th corps, is fighting in the north- east and north-central sectors. "They keep telling us the cloth- ing will be along, but I would say only about half the boys have it as of he said. Marines who have been issued winter underclothing have only a single suit. The officer said, add- ing: 'You know how it is in the field. H you get a chance you to issue five on-sale liquor licens- es on the basis of its population. Under the special law, the council put on clean clothing sometimes Well, it's no fun standing on one leg in front of a fire waiting for has licensed 17 public four private clubs. Petitioners in the cases are the Rev Elmo Paff, the Rev. E. G. Strong and Nettie M. Strong, Strong's wife. The writ granted by District Judge Arnold C. Forbes of Bemidji has been served on the mayor, the city clerk and the seven members of the counciL The petitioners also contend the special law is unconstitutioEal be- cause the legal description no longer applies, the population of Koocniching county having grown beyond the figure used in the law. washed it." The quartermaster's statement said combat troops are not issued extra clothing that cannot be worn at the time "as this would im Three Injured n Blast at Port Arthur Rescuers Fear Some Workers Trapped in Debris Port Arthur, Texas A ser- es of seven explosions tore through the vast Gulf Oil refinery early today leaving a circle of fire around the highly volatile area where gasoline is finally process- ed. Three persons were injured, one critically. Several hours after the initial jlast, firemen were still unable to determine if any workers were trapped in the encircling blaze. "There might be still other men in said Frank Grossman, Port Arthur (Texas) news report- er. "They can't get in there to find out." Grossman said at a.m. that the flames appeared to be dying' down slightly "if there isn't another of those explosions." Injured were: N. T. Swinney, critically burned. Frances Lawrence, a Negro worker who was burned. R. T. Smith, who suffered a pos- sible broken ankle when knocked down by an explosion. Firemen from Beaumont, Orange, Port Ncches, and Port Arthur combined forces. The out of town firemen were delayed reaching the refinery because of a heavy, low-hanging fog over the gulf coast area. State highway patrolmen block- aded roads a half mile from en- trances to the plant. More patrol- men were ordered to Port Arthur from Austin in case the situation should worsen. The first explosion was reported at the second one a few seconds later, and the other five at irregular intervals until a.m. "The first two were the heav- iest" Grossman told The Associ- ated Press.. "They broke windows a mile away. Lots of people couldn't tell what happened. They heard the explosion but because of the fog, they couldn't see the flames." Firemen have been unable to de- termine exactly what part of the refinery blew up, because of the flames. However, all occurred in the high pressure area of the plant the petroleum being pro- cessed is kept under high pressure I in the final stages of becoming gasoline. "After the explosions, they thinK maybe a gasoline storage tank Grossman said, "because of the way the flames spread around." All workers of the refinery were placed en an emergency standby status. About 300 miles southwest of Port Arthur another refinery fire continued to burn today. Monday night a crude oil tank at the Danaho re- finery tank farm near Pcttus, Tex- as was ignited by lightning. Des- pite an all-night fight, firemen were unable to keep the flames from spreading to two tanks. Yesterday, a second barrel tank burst into flames. Truman's Guard Being Increased By G. Milton Kelly Washington The attempt of two fanatics to shoot down Pres- ident Truman two weeks ago has It Gets Cold In North Korea The most northerly G. I.'s in Korea are in a region where low tem- peratures average 11 degrees above zero this month five below zero during De- cember. This was disclosed today by a list of typical Korean tem- peratures made public here by the Navy, The chart showed that dur- ing November the low tem- perature averages 11 degrees above zero, and the maximum 35 degrees above zero, at Pungsan. (Low temperatures in Vfi- nona last year averaged 30.33 for November and 13.83 lor December.) 6 Killed in Crash Of Navy Plane In Oklahoma Okla. UP) men died in the crash of a Navy plane on Rich mountain near this little east- ern Oklahoma town last night. The bodies burned as was the plane were found early to- day by a crew of forest rangers. Fiv-p lav in the wreckage of the led to precautions for his safety plane -wSchboTeu's Navy that never have been tighter, even _ i ITVI A one lay nearby. The plane crashed in an area where many previous crashe: have about feet was en route from to New Orleans and was reported overdue by Navy of- ficials. A crew of volunteers left this morning for the slow climb up the heavily wooded mountain to bring down the bodies. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Cloudy, windy and mild with occasional light rain tonight. Partly cloudy Thursday with occasional light rain in wartime. These constant grim reminders of the dangers that go with the nation's highest officfi have done nothing to heighten checrings of -w wb VJ-LW .IJjlliSQay WlLU pose an inacceptable burden. forenoon Cooler in afternoon. Reporting from the Eighth Army front in northwest Korea Monday, A.P. Correspondent Don Whitehead said "There are more men in thin cotton garments than in woolens. "This (winter) equipment may have been distributed to some units but I have yet to see a soldier with aare cdde'rT 48, high Thursday 50. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 59; minimum, 37; noon, 59; precipitation, trace; sun sets 'tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 21. but--------- President has been co-operative. In the 14 days since two Puerto Rican revolutionaries tried to shoot their way into Blair house and kill Mr. Truman, these and other steps have been taken to insure no plot upon his life could succeed: A block-long street closest to Me White House executive offices- Executive avenue has been closed to all traffic. Exits from the old State department building leading into that street have been sealed. Blair house has been roped off, and only those with special passes may approach nearer than the broad width of Pennsylvania ave- nue, on which it fronts. The gov- ernment has purchased the two adjacent buildings whose windows look down upon the President's .temporary living quarters. The I residential portion of the White House is under repair.