Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
CLOUDY TONIGHT, FRIDAY THERE'S NO STATIC ON KWNO-FM 97.5 MEGACYCLES VOLUME 49, NO. 232 W1NONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 17, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES TODAY- Truman May Act to Delay Coal Strike By James Marlow Washington President Tru- man may move today to prevent a coal strike December 1. He has no legal power to forbid a strike altogether. At best, he can only delay it. But, using what power he has, he might be able to delay the strike 80 days or even 140 days That would carry the country through the four worst winter months with a supply oi coal. On November 9, when John L Lewis called his miners back to the pits after a Marlow 52-day lay-off, he said it would until December 1. After that date he may pull them out again un- less: 1. He's reached a settlement with the mine owners. None is in sight. The two sides have been haggling on and off since last May and seem no nearer an agreement now than then. 2. The President acts to prevent a December 1 strike. There seem to be only two ways in which he can do that: (A) By setting up a fact-finding board or (B) By using 2 B-29's Collide in California British Vote To Delay Steel Nationalizing Step Put Off Until After 1950 Elections Labor domi-1 nated House of Commons Wednes- day night reprieved the British industry from state own- for a few months at least. It postponed until after the next general election the actual take- over of the industry by the gov- ernment. This action came after Winston Bishop Manning Sinking Fast New York Retired Episcopal Bishop William T. Manning, 83, was reported in a "drastically weak condition" to- day at St. Luke's hospital. His physician, Dr. Albert C. Herring, said he and his col- leagues "are amazed at the bis- hop's fortitude and endurance, considering the critical condition he has been in for the last five days." The former head of the New York diocese has been under treatment at the hospital since November 4 for an undisclosed ailment. A hospital spokesman said that the bishop "sinks quite low for some periods, but can be aroused and takes some fluids." the Taft-Hartley act, which Mr. Truman dislikes. In trying to set up the fact-find- ing board, Mr. Truman probably would do this: Ask Lewis and the mine owners (A) To let a fact-finding board, ap- pointed by the President, look into Churchill, the Conservative leader, accepted a Labor to delay nationalization. The final debate was marked by a communist charge that the La- bor government agreed to the de- lay under pressure from American capitalists who want to "integrate" British steel with the industry in France and Germany. This was denied by a labor spokesman. Delay to Jan. 1, 1951 Churchill told the house that if the Conservatives win the election Vishinsky Less Bitter in Attack On Democracies U.N. Delegates See Offer to Ease Tensions By Tom Ochiltree take Success tions delegates were trying to fig- ure out today whether Soviet For- eign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky has offered to ease East-West ten- sions. The evidence before them was not too clear. Vishinsky made a speech, yesterday before the as- sembly's 95-nation political com- mittee that could be viewed in two lights. He made his usual attack on the] North Atlantic pact but slipped in I appeared to be a few softer] passages. "It is possible to find a common ground for he despite the fact that the opposing] sides represent the rival worlds of] OneA-BombCan Smash Capital, Experts Claim Washington single, well- placed atom bomb could smash i capitalism and Marxism. Vishin- the heart of the nation's capital, siy did not explain how this goal] Spectators Look At Wreckage Of a B-29 that crashed near Stockton, Calif., last night on MacDonald island The other B-29 involved in the crash landed about a mile away, on King island. There are only four known survivors from the two planes, Wirephoto to The the experts believe. Every building within j could be reached. halfi He ridiculed any idea that the ____ bill from the statute books. many square miles. an ol their dispute and (B) Agree there'd be no strike or lockout .____ _ _ 00 days while the board worked. The reprieve was made on a picture of what might to The President has no power to'government motion to defer fromjpell js drawn in a report force either side to accept this ar- next May 1, to January 1, 1951, the staff Atomic Energy mile radius of a bomb burst would Sovjet, Union would want to bomb be damaged and made British isles and said "there) ke no thought" of an attackj on the United States, Then he re- verbal attacks on thej' rangement. Acceptance would be ___ the date" for taking over the ta-jCOnimission. It is "the first govern- voluntary. If Lewis or the owners, dustry, Conservatives supported it and the motion was approved with- out a record vote. It is almost cer- tain to get approval by the conser- vative House of Lords. The Lords had opposed the May 1 date. They declared the issue should be put before the voters at the next election which might come anytime before the end of next July. If the Lords agree to the new date the bill can become Jaw be- bre Parliament recesses for Christmas on December 18. Other- wise the government would have to Invoke a new law limiting the Lords' power to delay legislation originating in the House of Com' or both, refused, that would be the end of that idea. T-H Law Procedure But-------then, to prevent a strike December 1, Mr. Truman could trot out the Taft-Hnrtley act and declare a national emergency. Then, under that law, and whether Lewis and owners liked it or not, Mr. Truman would have to set up a fact-finding board. This board almost certainly mons. Promise Kept By completing the legislation this year. Prime Minister Attlee will be free to call an election any- time after that and still be able to say bis government has c'arried out all of its program. Churchill, in agreeing to the steel nationalization delay, urged Attlee to name the date for the general; election. ment study of the probable effects of an atom bomb explosion an American city. A possible answer, Assails Britain The United States, Vishinsky de- "is in the throes of one! "I believe very great damage, loded on the ground, and injury is being done by keep- F ing this uncertainty going unnec-l essarily for there is no serious1 reason for keeping everyone on tenterhooks or on Churc- hill said. and vicinity: Mostlyjbeing persecuiea ana hjm back to cloudy tonight and Friday. Not involuntary manslaughter in es in the we change in temperature. Low tonight, traffic accident death of Margaret there never WEATHER FEDEKAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Mostly j 25 in the country, near freezing in.Mitchell. the city. High Friday afternoon 38 The to 40. LOCAL WEATHER hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 39: minimum. noon, 37; precipitation, .09; sun Oj "Gone With the He added: "To this crowd'selected three men to serve on a jitonight at sun rises tomorrow superior Court Judge Walter not open our doors orjboard of inquiry. The Times story, Additional weather on page 3. would report back to Mr. Truman before the December 1 deadline. Then Mr. Truman would take the next step provided for under the T.-H. law. He'd ask for an injunction, court order, forbidding a strike for 80 days. The purpose of the 80-day delay under the law is to give both sides in a labor dispute more time to settle it. After that 80-day delay, though Lewis would be free to strike. But thesa two courses open to Mr. Tru- man raise some questions: What's the difference between the fact-finding board which the President could set up without us- ing T.-H.-----if both sides and the board he'd set up if he used T.-H.? The first board would make recommendation on what it thought was a fair settlement of the dis- pute. The T.-H. board can't make rec- ommendations but iU; findings are made public. So, in effect, its find- ings would amount to. a recom- mendation, Why wouldn't Lewis be willing to accept that non-Taft-Hartley fading-finding board? He might accept. Third Party Shunned But Lewis never has wanted a third party like the government to step into his affairs when there was a chance he might not get what he wanted. Suppose Lewis accepted this non-T.-H. board agreed there'd be no strike or lock-! out for 60 days. j Sny the board was set up next; Monday. Those 60 days would keep the miners discing coal into thej middle of January, helping get the1 country through the winter. But suppose nt the end of those: 60 days in mid-Jnmmry Lewis re-] fused to accept thr board's recom-i mrndntlons. What then? I He'd be free to strike. But wouldn't that be the worst timei Cincinnati Search for: for a strike from the standpoint missing. 16-year-old Dorothy Jen- of the country? No, if by thenjnings. daughter of a Cincinnati! enough coal imd been mined to business executive, centered in carrv the nation through until j Chattanooga, Tenn.. area today aft- sprmp cr a hotel clerk reported her pres-i Lewis wanted to strike :ence there yesterday. i in mid-January and it would hurt; The clerk, Chester Leeper, the country then Mr. Truman the girl had come to the hotel in-1 could use the T.-H. net, set up the quiring for an aunt. Mrs. Fred T-H fact finding board, get a Gillespie, who. until recently, had court order, and delay the strike resided at the hotel, another 80 days. j Leeper said that when the girl That would prevent a strike her aunt had moved she April, the beginning of warm asked that he telephone Mrs. Gil- weather. But couldn't Lewis at her new address. A tele- the court order and let his call revealed that the aunt strike? He might, but maybe he nad come to Cincinnati after leam- wouldn't. ;ing her niece war missing. He tried that before. He and hlsj The clerk said he then tried to union paid in fines this i persuade the girl to remain while week for contempt of court in uncle came for her, but she de- 1948 walkout, Lewis would think !cUned and ran from the hotel. Chattanooga police, informed by'- Leeper, began a search for Dor-i othy. Last night, however, officers expressed belief the girl had slipped out of town. The girl's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I Ralph H. Jennings, although still f Austin Texas They leam! worried, expressed relief last night their shootin' young in Texas. jupon learning their daughter ap-. James Dudley Morse, aged f our. j parently was safe. They had feared' has a fou says, would be the creation of an adequate radar warning system and bomb proof shelters. That would help keep down casualties. To minimize destruction, the re- port suggests dispersing govern- ment buildings within the city and its outskirts. It advises spreading departments at least two miles apart. These estimates idea which is world rp-nnT-t I domination." He sald otner capi- lepui i. are based it the to Japan during the war, would be used. Newer, more powerful bombs now available presumably would rama j AEC enemy would the same way that Sat !s talist countries have had that am- bition and all have failed, adding: "What has happened to the Bri- tish lion? She (Britain) is being transformed into a colony." The first reaction of Western del- egates was that Vishinsky was throwing out a glimmer of hope what West was not sure. But it will take more than a faint hope, observers said, to bring about any East-West under- standing. It was pointed out that Vishinsky had given no sign of a modification of basic Soviet policy. A member of the British delega- tion, who sat beside Vishinsky in the committee room, said the So- viet foreign minister did not ap- quite as mush Both Sides In China Flaunt U. S. Prestige By John M. Hightower United States found itself at odds today with both sides in the conflict in China. Secretary of State Acheson was trying to figure out what to do about the situation. On the one hand he had the problem of taking new and if possible more forceful steps to get Consul General Angus Ward released from a 3 Dead, 5 Hurt As State Deer Season Closes Death Toll 7, 31 Missing In 2 Disasters Search for Plane Lost Near Bermuda Widens By The Associated Press Two Superfortresses crashed in California and a third B--9 was missing in the Atlantic as trouble's dogged military type planes in one of the worst 24 hours peacetime periods for such aircraft. The death toll stood at seven with 31 missing. Only four men survived when two Air Force Superforts collided and crashed near Stockton, Calif., last night. Seven of their companions were found dead in trie wreckage of the planes which fell seven miles apart. Eleven are missing. The planes were part of a flight out of Spokane, Wash., base. Four Survivors Detailed checking eliminated one survivor report by Lodi, Calif., po- lice. The four survivors Ell nt at the Navy annex of the Stockton supply depot after treatment for minor injuries are: Lieutenant Warren F. Sharrock, whose home, ironically, is only 26 miles east of Stockton in the Sierra foothills. Private Keith R. Bums, 19, Boise, Idaho, apparently the only survivor of the burned plane. Technical Sergeant Frank D. Schmidt, Negley, Ohio. Sergeant Eobert S. Kluge, 25, Spokane. The biggest peacetime air rescue search in history was underway j today for a lost B-29 bomber which By The Associated Press Minnesota's five-day deer season I ran 'out of fuel and crashlanded in Fact-Finding Board Seen In Coal Strike By Norman Walker signs point- communist jail at Mukden. closed last night with three hunters On the other hand he was con- Oi gunshot wounds and five In fronted with a need for decision on what position this government should take regarding the shelling of the American merchant ship, the Flying Cloud, by a Chinese na- tionalist warship. The warship was seeking to enforce a blockade of !thn terd as he had to presidential today to burst for to feet above ground. Such an es 'would on the earlier speeches before the a new coal striice from start- mittee. The committee continues debate! the report today on rival Soviet and Ameri-] ng in two weeks. President Truman was reported larger i can-British proposals for promot-jready to ask Union Leader John L. pact among the five big powers. contract to speclal Driver Convicted In Mitchell Death Atlanta A jury ignored j Hugh D. Gravity's cry that he was being persecuted and convicted him The American-British plan is has- fact-finding board for a peace plan. led on a reaffirmation of the U.S. j in lieu of that method, Mr. Tru- charter's principles for peace, Open Russia Urged man could invoke the Taft-Hartley BeforeV sMnsky "spoke Britain's labor law TMs calls for naming i x- -i II..T c-Mriat a fact-finding; board to hold hear- ector McNeil called on m tO Open KUESia rmrtt communist held ports which the United States does no as a legal blockade. Acheson told a news conference yesterday that the effect of the imprisonment of Ward and four other consulate staff members at Mukden had already been to end any possibility of even considering American recognition of the Chin- ese communist regime. He added that the State depart- and considering all possible steps to obtain Ward's release. What hospitals, three ot them reported in serious condition. In addition, two other nlmrods died in auto accidents en route to the hunt and another two succumb- ed to overexertlon in the woods. In four deaths were charged to the deer season. Observers at check points estimat- ed that only about one of four hunt- ers bagged a deer with the true count to be delayed until postcard the sea somewhere near Bermuda yesterday. 'Twenty U. S. airmen were aboard. Nearly 100 Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard places from bases all along the Atlantic seaboard criss- crossed above Bermuda's sur- rounding waters hoping for a sight the stricken bomber or bobbing liferafts. The last word from the Super- fortress, whose navigation instru- ments failed on a flight to England, was a radio message: Going to ditch in five minutes. S.O.S. Heard After that message yesterday returns from the licensees are all in. morning a U. S Coast Guard vcs- sel heard weak S.O.S. signals- Rifle victims were. 'spurring hopes that the crewmen Frank W. Hutehinson, Jr., Flood-1 bad taken to rubber We rafts He died of wounds inflicted equipped with automatic wireless charged his weapon )n Itasca coun- oren idoors so that the Russian people which a stnke-banninfc court the Russian government couldWction could be sought what the rest of the world Mr. Truman may make his deci- McNeil said' sion known at a late afternoon news he did not say. Diplomats were trying to puzzle out whether there really was any effective action this government could take beyond try- ing to persuade the communist au- thorities to change their tough at- titude toward the whole case. In one instance involving the de- tention of two EGA staff members he fell and accidentally dta- distress signalers. The plane, part of a B-29 group en route to England from March JAir Base, .California, lost its way Tom K Lisec, 28, St. Paul, felled iwhen its radio navigation equip- by a stray bullet while hunting near Forest Lake. Frank B. Auld, Jr., 27, Staples, killed by an unidentified rifleman while hunting in Wadena county. Auto victims were DeWitt Harp- er, 45, Duluth, and John J. Zieg- by communist authorities In north-Her, 35, Hutchinson. Overexertion TTMltorl Cfotoc Q ctpri .TTT ripat.hs Clf RfiU- era Korea, the United States ment failed and it encountered bad weather. U. S. Officials at Kindlcy Air Base here tonight thought it probably went down 150 miles southwest or northeast of Bermuda. The U. S. Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard, and the Royal Navy all joined in the search. Planes came from nine American bases. jwas blamed for the deaths of B-29 group returning from Eng- the Russian government to obtainjoen W. Keehn, 52, Nashwauk, andjjand) another en route there conference officials indicated release. Acheson disclosed Andrew Hanson, 70. Meadowlands. from California, also were drafted world coalition of opinion ranged reached its Germany as there is mus- against the slim, 29-year-old fOTm-itered against Russia today." er cab driver in less than an hourj Vishinsky said in reply that the that idea, invoke the Korean red regime. This raised the -t worst days ofjhe may propose the special that the Russians had Both men were hunting near was such a board first, and if rejects] promised to intervene with the homes. ley emergency provisions by that a similar appeal were; (The New York Times said In serious condition in hospitals into the search. The missing er was from the second squadron of the 22nd Bombardment Group. In Washington a small BT-13, a I might be made in the Ward casei Parker, 53, Sherburn farm- type once used for bomber crew today but there was no evidence that the I was taken Two Harbors j training, crash landed at National Official observations for the 24iyestel.day it recommended that he'British foreign office and the Bri-jin a Washington dispatch, that department was seriously aijer bging shot in tne abdomen in [airpor be sent to jail from 12 to 18 months Broadcasting Corporation hadjwhite House staff, prepared for considering such a move. for the death of the to plant spies in Soviet ter- presidential action, has tentatively The Flying Cloud incident had already produced an American pro- test to the Chinese nationalist gov- )ile Gunflint Trail territory. the scene of the nation's jworst aviation disaster early this Marvin Eukel, 30, Warren, talized at Warroad after being shot] Neither of the two occupants of Hendricks delayed the sentence un- til pending an appeal. Missing Cincinnati Girl Traced to Chattanooga windows or even one pane.' I based on authoritative information The assembly meets in all three men are experts In session today in Flushing Meadow. arbitration and industrial relations. That session is scheduled to con-1 Their names were not made public.) sider discriminations against im-l The six-month-old coal dispute migration labor and the Greek-Bal- kan conflict. At a plenary session yesterday the assembly adopted unanimously a resolution calling for technical was put in the President's hands yesterday. Cyrus S. Ching, Federal test to tne unmese iiauuiiaiisi, guv- fe ernment. This was on the bade -r, Persons. 29. Virginia, hunting I tne civilian owned plane was in- 'jured. w nw .Disabled Veteran son carefully pointed out that itj In less serious condition werei yesterday. Cyrus s. cnmg, federal son caremuy pouiLeci uuo xn JCM "Cm I I Mediation service chief, reported solely concerned with the dan-jwirifred Carlson, m the f ircf the White House there seemed to bejger to the Americans on the hospital, and Ed Mer AWQI UCU Mli! little use in trying further to get aid to underdeveloped countries. Lewis and the operators to agree twice before risking that again. 4-Year-Old Texan Shoots, Kills Deer Soviet Delegate Amazasp A. Aru-jon a compromise, tiunian warned that behind the front of unanimity "remain differ- ent concepts" of what constitutes I technical aid "and it remains to be seen which triumphs." The program authorizes the U.N. secretary general to set up a spe- cial account for technical aid to retarded All governments are invited to contribute to the fund on a voluntary basis. It did not go into questions, who was accidentally volving legal issues, arising out of .shot in the foot while hunting north the blockade itself. lot Deer River. Experience His Answer Jewish Boy, Beaten by Playmates, Wonders Why Father Died in War Wisconsin Plans Heart Fund Drive Milwaukee Wisconsin will try to raise next February to" fight" the nation's No. 1 killer- heart disease. Plans to raise the money were outlined yesterday at a meeting of the Wisconsin Heart association. The national drive is for six mil- j lion dollars. Glen V. Rork of Eau Claire, state chairman of the campaign, said 54 'committees will be established in I communities of or more to "itake charge of the drive. American not been seen since that time: Legion groups Dorothy Jennings with a .22 rifle shot on college preparatory a ranch near Llano. (Monday on complain! school here j until she turned up in Chattanoo- Shelga yesterday. duct the campaign in 80 smaller communities, he said. Lynn, Mass. "Your ex- perience provides the answer." That was the American Le- gion's reply spoken kindly through its commander to 11-year-old Laurence Goldstein's heart-touching question: "Why did my daddy The puzzled little Jewish fel- low put the query to his moth- er after he had been attacked by a group of older boys who called him spat on him and beat and kicked him into the gutter. Laurence couldn't understand why he should be so treated when his father died a war hero while serving with the Second Armored infantry. 41st division. Neither could his mother, Mrs. E. Sylvia Goldstein. She pleaded with the world yester- day, through the Lynn item, to give her the answer to the boy's question. Commander George H. Craig gave his answer in Indianapolis yesterday: "You have been the victim of an isolated instance of hat- he said. "Your experience provides the answer why your daddy died. He could not stand by and con- done mass mistreatment of hu- man beings. "There were evil men who tried to enslave all the free people in the world. Your fath- er went to war to prevent the wholesale destruction of human rights and freedom. "All true Americans, wheth- er Catholics, Protestants or Jews fought to re-establish in- ternational law so such out- rages should not go unpunish- ed. "Because such brave men as your father died, America to- day remains free and our mi- norities protected." The commander told Laur- ence that "the law and public opinion are on your side and that of every minority in our land who can always get relief from oppression." And to prove that there's truth in those statements, the police and the local lodge of B'nai B'rith are trying to track down the hoodlums. Young Laurence made a strike against his fath- he was attacked. He "struck it out" against his as- sailants until he was pummel- ed. into the gutter. Farm Home Loan Scottsboro, Ala. A dis- abled World War II veteran became the first farmer in the nation today to get a government loan to build a home. Flanked by congressmen and oth- federal and state officials, 26- year-old Vaughn L Jones received a. check to pay for a modern six-room bungalow and other im- prcvements on his 81-acre place near Scottsboro. Excise Tax Cuts Predicted Soon Two senators said today they expect Congress to knock out at least part of the war- time excise taxes early next year. Both lawmakers. Senators Wiley (R.-Wis.) and Edwin C. Johnson called them "nuisance taxes." The excises are federal levies upon cosmetics, furs, jew- elry, luggage, theater tickets and travel fares. Both Johnson and Wiley contend- ed there may be no actual loss of government revenues. They say the "nuisance taxes" actually are re- pressing normal retail sales and production.