Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
VOLUME 48, NO. 231 WINONA, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 16, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Berlin Blockade Issue Deadlocked G.O.P. Delays Citv Move to Oust Albany Group piles. Showdown Over Party Leadership Slated for 1949 By Jack Bell Washington ijfje show- down on a change In the Republi- can National committee's leadership seems likely today to be postponed until early next year Clarence Budlngton Kelland, Ari- zona National cotnmitteeman, has, demanded that the Republicans firej what he called the "Albany from party control j Kelland's letters to National com- mlttesmen and state leaders found Chairman Hugh D Scott, Jr., and other G. O. p. officials vacationing. Meeting; Slated Hence there was no Immediate reply to Kelland's suggestion that the Republicans clean house "from top to bottom." But committee aides said a meeting will be held, prob- ably shortly after the first of the riman, the Marshall plan ambassa- year, at which any member canidor-at-large, may be dealt a more air his views. i potent hand in President Truman's It cost Winonans to help re-elect President Truman and to name state and county officials In the November general election. Cost of the election was revealed Monday night, when the city coun- cil approved the election payrolls which included for the services of election judges and clerk and the cost of additional janitor sen-Ice at polling places located fa city schools and for rentals of polling places. Supplies were furnished by the state and county governments, and tax-minded Winonans probably could figure that they would prob- ably pay a very small amount to help defray the cost of those sup- than Congress, to police their Indus- House Group Delves Into Auto'Deals' Hears Testimony Of Tips For Salesman Washington Representative Macy (R.-N. Y.) said today it's up to the automobile makers, rather State Department to 'Consider7 Two Approach Roads to New Highway 61 The Minnesota highway depart- ment will give "consideration" to requests for highway to the city council Monday evening, O. L. Kipp, chief two Winona relocations. In a letter said that "before definite decision is reached relative to arrangements for the designation of the new trunk highway location" the department will consider the requests of the city that the department build a proposed new location of highway 61, near the south bluffs, and that highway 43 be relocated In the city. Not entirely satisfied with the "consideration" promise, the alder- engineer for the from the new airport to men discussed taking a trip to St. department regarding their requests. However, they postponed a decision on that, on being Informed that the highway committee of the Associa- tion of Commerce and the park board, both Interested in the high- Harriman May Get Promotion Hoffman Rebuff Comes to Light By Sterling F. Green try and prevent unscrupulous deal- ers from fleecing the public, He offered that comment as his special House committee on unfair j trade practices delved deeper Into new and used car deals in the Wash- ington area. It heard testimony yes- terday of "tips" being paid to an automobile salesman and of trade- ins being undervalued several hun- dred dollars. Macy told reporters the motor In- dustry could handle the problem in much the same way the steelmakers By sterling oreen are dealing with the so-called "gray Washington yp) Speculation j market" which his committee re- mounted today that W. Averell Har- Icently investigated Kelland who rode the "Victory Special" of Governor Thomas E. Dewey through Arizona, came up yesterday with his criticism of what he called the "arrogant" campaign put on by the defeated presidential nominee. "The Albany group provided the candidate with smug, shal- low, insincere Kel- land wrote fellow committee members, adding: "It was a, contemptuous cam- paign, contemptuous alike of our antagonists and our friends." He suggested that the' committee meet quickly and get about the new term. Lower echelons of the economic cooperation administration buzzed Probe Deals The New Yorker said he expects to turn over the committee's findings here and elsewhere to the automo- tive industry with recommendations with reports that Harriman, a multl- a "reasonable and effective solu- tion. The House group spent seven hours yesterday examining the transactions of the Kearney Oldsmobile Company of Washington. It turned up this millionaire and staunch Democratic party supporter, might: 1. Replace Republican Paul G. Hoffman as BCA administrator. Harriman, as ECA's special repre- sentative 'in Europe, now is No. Raymond J. Kearney, man in the recovery agency. Bet Offered 2. Or as rumored previously, be- come secretary of state If and when George C. Marshall steps down as he has Indicated he wishes to do. The State department, with Mr. Truman's backing, could make its co-partner in the agency: (1) His firm takes In used cars as trade-ins on new ones "for asj little as we can" and sells them "for to confer with the highway [way 61 relocation proposals, are meeting today to discuss the matter. It was only two weeks ago that the council passed a resolution ask- ing the department to consider the two requests if it decides to relocate highway 61 to the south side of I Lake Winona. The council is parti- cularly interested in the relocation of highway 43, since the department about 18 months ago suggested such Pat- At that time, the department was considering running highway 43 di- rectly off the bridge, down Winona street, across a new Lake Winona dike to the new location of highway 61. However, an influential quartet of Winonans has Intervened In the U.N. Peace Fails As U. 5., Russ Stands Differ Truman Refuses To Air Dispute Under 'Duress' By Joseph Dynan Paris Russia, replying to the peace appeal of top United Na- tions officials, held firm to her pre- vious position the west- ern powers also were reported stand- Russia replied she still Insists on taking up the question of all Ger- many, In any negotiations on Ber- lin. Almost, simultaneously In Key West, Fla., President Truman stated flatly the United States will not resume four-power negotiations on situation and the department re- j Germany until Soviet Russia lifts la1 business of tossing out the officials Imfluence felt the-otherwise he said Dewey and his organization had "imposed" on the national com- mittee. Scott, a Philadelphia Congressman who was re-elected handily, was picked as national chairman when the committee reorganized after Dewey's nomination. Dewey Friends The choice of Scott generally was credited to Dewey's desire to do something for such pre-nomlnation supporters as Senator Ed Martin of Pennsylvania and Joseph Grundy, Pennsylvania G. O. P. leader. However, Dewey's team con- sisting of Herbert Brownell, Jr., J. Russell Sprague, New York National commltteeman, and Ed Buffalo leader took over the actual running of the campaign. Of this group only Sprague holds any official position with the Na- tional committee. Dewey has other friends among committee officials, however, although there are few changes in the permanent staff here. Friends said Scott would like to remain as national chairman In the belief that he could help coordi- nate Congressional Republican poli- cies with those of the National com- mittee. Influence Ebbs But a lot of Republicans ap- parently think, with Kelland, that dependent Marshall plan operations. Harriman, Washington bound from his Paris EGA headquarters, was due to arrive today. One subordinate official was of- fering to bet that by the end of Is, after Mr, Truman's "will be running EGA, in name or in fact." Lie Test Given In Eau Claire Murder Case John- son, 32, charged with murder in the deaths of an Eau Claire, Wis., couple, submitted to a lie detector JF. Banks, assistant general sales test early today, but results for the Oldsmobile division of General Motors Corporation. Banks said GM.'s policy relations as much as we can." Kearney sail "I think it is good business." (2) He sells new car buyers "all the accessories I can." Generally, he said, he will not remove any acces- sories that come on a new car. If the customer doesn't want the car as Is, hell sell It to someone who does, then order another for the or- iginal customer. (3) Some trade-ins had been re- sold Immediately to used car buyers for -up to more than the amount allowed the customer for his old car. Tips Expected William a salesman for the Kearney company, testified he always expected a "tip" when he sold a car and that he often received which he didn't think was ex- cessive.- The committee asked Manuel to return today with records to show his receipts from tips. The hearing also brought to light MacKcnzIe King, right, who has been prime minister of Canada for nearly 27 years, retired yester- day. King is shown shaking hands with Ms successor, left, the Rt. Honorable Louis St. Laurent, for- mer minister of justice and leader cf the Liberal party. Governor Viscount Alexander looks on. (A.P. WIrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Tractor Crushes frank lascnmger, Afkansaw farmer r. e _ Under hire Darand, Wis. Frank! La Crosse, Wis. (fF) The industrial safety council demanded Laschlnger, 48, Arkansaw fanner, was killed in an accident on his farm, 13 miles west of here, Mon- day afternoon when his tractor overturned and crushed him. the resignation of Police Chief Herman Rick last night for what it called "failing to handle the McLoone murder case properly." A committee of the council and Rick appeared at a city council meeting last night and at the end of the stormy session the com- mittee and the chief presented separate reports suggesting reor- Laschinger was on a slope filling! of the police department. that the Internal Revenue bureau fpll has been conducting its own Inquiry! aPPalently IeU over "B some ditche.1; below when the tractor side pinning ey company's books. Another witness yesterday was H. not conclusive. Authorities are seeking more In- formation from Johnson regarding location of a .22 caliber rifle used him under It, Dr. R. J. Bryant, Pepin county] coroner, said death resulted from his being crushed by the tractor. Laschinger was the son of Ben Laschinger at whose home he lived j Focal point of the fight was the murder a year No- vember 14, Dr. James McLoone, a prominent La Crosse physician who was shot to death on a highway at night. The case never has been solved. council committee list-1---------------------------------------------- with dealers are "in the form of with his sister Elizabeth. When he ommendatlons." He explained that ed four "specific instances" in! which they declared the chief failed to cany out his duties properly. They were: l. Failure to Investigate the re. to kill Gertrude Baumarm, 17, and Oldsmobile dealers are not agents of Raymond Smith, 18, October 23. jthe corporation, but independent >rtMh-uutj nim ikt.i.ian'u, 1.1 n it may be time to start rebuilding) University of Minnesota and Eau Claire authorities conducted the test from midnight to about 3 a. m. were not available for comment, but an observer said the quizzing was contractors operating under a selling agreement or franchise for a speci- wlth a fresh crew. As a twice-defeated candidate, Dewey's Influence is likely to be at a low ebb In committee affairs. He has said he won't give up his titular leadership of the party. But he has announced he won't run, again. Any effort to remove Scott is likely to be accompanied by back stage Jockeying between potential 1952 presidential nominees for a choice favorable to them. In any such scramble, supporters of Harold E. Stassen could be ex- pected to be found vying for posi- tion with backers of Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Toft's men licked both the Stasect no leveling off yet In the as- ending spiral of costs. The west central region not only has outdistanced the nation In rate State officials and legislators gen- erally agreed before the election that passage of the bonus amend- ment would direct the legislature to provide payments to Minnesota's World War IT veterans. The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars similar- ly have interpreted the vote and already have launched campaigns to convince any skeptical legis- lators. Tax Take High sales tax has been coupled most prominently with a bonus pay- ment, however. A majority of legis- lators have expressed reluctance to levy such a tax. King, in an interview, pointed out that has been re- turned by the state to local gov- ernments as their share of cigarette. and liquor taxes in the the past year, the first year of such distributions. The figure is believed to be higher than the eventual average return because of the heavy re- um from liquor stocks on band when that levy became effective. "But if the amount is only a. year, the in! payments, plus normal two per cent interest charges, plus the cost of administering the bonus could be paid off In 20 King said. "I'm not making such a recom- mendation, but merely exploring this as a possibility because the municipalities, in view of the vote might be Inclined to forego their share of that relatively new revenue." State Keeps Two-Thirds The per capita return to local governments from the cigarette tax was 97 cents this year, with the per capita return on the liquor tax at The latter figure, however, includes the per of farm wage increase during the past-year, but has surpassed all other sections individually. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Clearing and colder tonight. Wednesday fair. Low tonight 32 In the city, 28 in the country: high Wednesday 47. capita return ment, which on the included first the pay- levies on inventories held when the tax took effect, and the 38-cent return made on the second apportion- ment as the tax operation levelled out. The state, retaining two-thirds of ile returns on the two taxes, credits its share to the general revenue fund. That fund had an approximate surplus ia it as of last: July 1. tOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 52; minimum, 37; noon, 41; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota Wisconsin; The tem- perature .will average five-ten de- grees above normal. Normal maxi- mum 33 extreme north to 48 ex- treme south. Normal minimum 18 extreme north to 29 south. Some- what colder Wednesday, no major change indicated Thursday through Saturday, probably turning much colder Sunday. Precipitation will average one-fourth to one-half inch northern Minnesota and generally less than one-fourth Inch remainder of area. Light rain northern Min- nesota Thursday and Friday, be- coming general Saturday with some snow- in the Lake Superior region, clearing; Sunday. Additional weather on page 12.