Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
COOLER TONIGHT, WARMER WEDNESDAY THERE'S NO STATIC ON KWNO-FM 97.5 MEGACYCLES VOLUME 49, NO. 194 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 4, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY- New Social Security Aid Seen in '50 By James Marlow Washington Don't raise any false hopes in your you're one of those benefiting from the social security program that the benefits will be increased this year. Don't look for any increase in benefits before next year at the earliest. True, the House today was ready to tackle a bill making changes in the social security law. And before the end of the week the House may pass it. Hurricane Lashes Texas Coast Board to Disregard Gensmer Resignation The Winona board By Gordon Holte of county commissioners Monday acquiesced dren her. lollinger to Tell Jury of Alleged Anoka Bribes to a request by third district Commissioner August H. Gensmer, Jr., of Bethany that his previously-submitted statement of resignation be dis- regarded. The withdrawal of the resignation was allowed after Gensmer, in still only the House acting. There: a letter addressed to the board, advised the commissioners that he can be no new law unless the Sen- wished to withdraw his resignation inasmuch as he believes his "health ate also approves, and it's not ex-! will improve sufficiently to permit me to resume my duties." pected to do that before 1950, if! then. The social security program is broad. The House bill would change most of it, but not all. Here is an outline of the present program and then, in parentheses, the changes! the House bill would make, 1. Old age and survivors insur-! ance. This is the social security- old age pension. It is given to, workers who, having been covered by the law, retire at 65; to their wives when they reach 65, the wife receiving half the amount her hus- band gets; and to a retired work- er's widow if she is under 65 at the time of his death but has chil- Charged with having agreed to accept a bribe in connection with certain county board transactions, I Gensmer submitted his resignation 'to County Auditor Richard Schoon- over shortly before he arraign- strife-scarred mine fields as the ed municipal court last August (twin strikes of steel and Ion the bribe charge. Violence Flares In Strife Hit Mining Areas 30 Million Daily Cost of I Idle in Strikes Pittsburgh Gunfire and death broke the brief calm in the Anoka, Minn. linger, his principal accuser. After waiving preliminary exam- ination in the lower court on the charge. Gensmer was bound over to district court the same morning and while awaiting arraignment in dis- i trict court was stricken with a heart attack. Delay In Action was He was confined in the Winona coal workers ground on today at a staggering cost of more than! Violence a day. flared in Tennessee. A Virginia miner Was killed in a rock fall. Pickets wrecked machinery at a Pennsylvania bituminous pit. America's economy staggered and creaked in the wake of the under 18 dependent on Would Cover More jas (The House bill would increase bent the payments all these get.) 2. About workers are in jobs covered by the social secur- ity pension law. A covered person scheduled to be the first witness General hospital until September j two-pronged shutdown. trial Carroll Broad- 13 for treatment of the heart ail-j John Li Lewls. soft coal n bribery charges was who in sumed here today. "led the county board to delay its ac- tion on his resignation until the Broadbent, former Anoka coun- regular October, meeting when he is one who has the social security tax deducted from his pay. It's this tax which goes toward paying his pension when he retires. Many peo- ple are not in "covered" jobs and commissioner, is accused of ac-iexpressed hope that he might be -ul- j--icuss the matter more cepting a 3200 bribe from Tollinger IuUy with C0mmisri0ners. in connection witli a 1945 truck our He is still confined in his home chase from the Ken S. Gold Com-jfor an extended rest period, and his pany, St. Paul, for whom Tollin-! district court arraignment is still (pending, opened] when informed yesterday tha ger was salesmanager. Witnesses as the trial therefore face old age without a pension. (The House bill would add yesterday were Harold E. now wishes to withdraw 000000 workers to the list of engineer, and E. A. CarHhis resignation, board members were 35 now covered People nowison' the auditor. Both testi-jadvised by County Attorney W. not covered but who'd be covered'fied on equipment the county Nissen that Gensmer had under the House bill include many self employed people like small' ed and as to their signatures on [the right to withdraw his earlier storekeepers, regularly papers which approved its pur statement. Commissioner Walter Schubert, J. CW -_ JI.J.A i Tl i TT U1UW- u, domestic servants, employes of! Broadbent, August Peterson and jtrtica, remarked that "it's kind of a state and city governments, em c- J- den. all former mem- ployes of nonprofit organizations me board> were ac like churches, the Red Cross m a report by Ricnard Goll- so on. The would not elude such people as farmers and state examiner. Rams- farm workers, ligious orders. members of re- and professional men like self-employed doctors, lawyers, engineers and so on.) 3. A "covered" person now has deducted one per cent of his pay up to the first of it every year; and his employer pays a taxi of one per cent on the salary of! each of his covered employes up to the first (The House bill would apply the tax to the first of pay and! increase the tax deduction from I one per cent to one and one-half per cent right away; 2 per cent in 1950: per cent in 1960; 3 per cent in 1965 and per cent in 1970.) iden was sentenced to ten years in 'prison and Peterson has not faced the court as he is a patient in tuberculosis sanitarium. deal. First he sends in the of the earth east of the Mississippi have been strike-idle since Septem-; ber 18. And of Phillip Murray's C.I.O, Steelworkers struck 95 per cent of the nation's steel mills and iron ore mines last Saturday. Pensions are involve 1 in both dis- Towns in Path 'Button Up' to Reduce Damage Few Persons Leave Places Of Safety putes. Steel quiet- picketing is orderly and iverywhere. It's the mosi The City Auditorium at Houston, Texas, was filled to capacity with more than persons seeking shelter as a hurricane hit here early this Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) peaceful walkout in history for Murray's men. But Little Peace Evident there has been little peace in the coal fields. A week ago gun- fire, rock-throwing and explosions ripped the mining countryside. Matt Bunch, U.M.W. internation- al representative, said 23 union miners on a "peaceful mission" resignation, then he tells us not to I consider it. But, there's nothing ambushed at Pikeville, can do about it, I guess." Tenn., by non-union, miners. Three The board agreed to place GensT imer's latest letter on file and the was dropped. Tobin Urges Labor Groups To Unite Aims Petition Bearing The board yesterday set Novem- jber 7 as the date for a hearing on I the petition by Robert Leicht that fa portion of his Glen-View subdivi- sion in West Burns Valley be set (freed. were made. At Grundy, Va., Johnnie Comp- ton, 23, was killed in a rock fall that buried the truck in which he was hauling non-union mined coal. An employe of a strike-bound mine was questioned several hours, then off from School District 120 and be One fifth of-Lewis' 000 anthracite diggers in eastern Pennsylvania and about bi- St. Paul, Minn. incorporated in Winona's special school district. Leicht informed the board that timinous miners in ten Western "inasmuch as the Glen-View sub- j trooped back to the pits division has recently been annexed! yesterday. Lewis himself ordered ito the city of Winona, children from j them back since their I that area will be attending public mostly for home heating use- schools in the city of Winona." won't hamper contract talks with At the present time, however, a mine owners. u of feet 4. The federal government Labor Maurice 3. Tobin t the nortn.south, Called on organized labor to replace divides m helps states in paying money to aged persons in need. (The Kouse bi'J would increase this help.) 5. The federal government now helps states in paying money to blind people who need such help. (The House bill would increase this help.) Help to Stales 6. The federal government discord and cross-purposes with "the solidarity of co-operation" to secure such objectives as repeal of! the city s special school district. :0i If the set-off were allowed, the the Taft-Hartley act. entire Glen-View development j would be in the city school district. Additionally, nonunion min- and A.F.L. Progres- sive union miners in Illinois are working. In Utah, some U.M.W. Mid-Continent Asks Twin-Engine Service for City Houston A howling hurri- cane swept over this Texas znetro- jpolis early today but caused surpris- ingly little damage. At mid-morn- ing the storm had moved far inland 'and was dying out. Churning out of the Gulf of Mexi- co late last night, the hurricane lashed a coastal area rich in rice and industry. Then about a. m. it smashed into Houston. One person was missing. Houston itself was hurt little. A few plate-glass store windows were smashed. Debris was strewn about, jand the 90-mile-an-hour wind bent trees horizontal. Torrential rains closed some streets. Heaviest damage was to a rich rice crop just ripe for harvest. Dam- age to rice, cotton and vegetable fields ran into the millions. At 10 a. m. the New Orleans Weather bu- reau ordered all hurricane warnings down and said "the hurricane has gradually lost force." At that time the storm was centered about 80 miles north of Houston, moving north, northeastward about 15 miles per hour. Torrential rains, up to nine inch- es at Beaumont, flattened and beat down the bumper rice crop. The hurricane smashed into Tex- as' big-gest population is estimated at more than "It has already been proved that At the hearing, set for 2 p. m., when an international crisis is 7, officials of the develop- ing faced, or when the labor move-jment, representatives of the two ment is being threatened within a [school boards involved, county state or in Washington, A.FL. an 11 commissioners and other interested ________ ____ ______ ________ _ helps states in making payments JCJ.O. can work together effectively! persons will meet to discuss the to relatives of children where onejand Tobin said in aiproposed set-off. parent is dead and the speech to the national AFi. con-1 Zoning Board need help. (The SHouse bill would vention. During this morning's session, increase this help.) 7. The federal government now helps states with money in trying to protect the children in danger of becoming delinquents. (The House bill would increase this gov- ernment help.) 8. The house bill would add something ne'tr to the social ity program, provide federal help for people who become permanent-] ly and totally disabled. For example: A "covered" work- "I am pleading merely for a logi-' Chairman Teofil Pellowski of Wi- cal projection of the spirit behind >nona appointed Schubert and Hal- such the cabinet officer Nodme to succeed there. said, pointing out that he had no Fred J. Roberton and Wil-jm for free and "program of unification" or "any K. Beach as members of the, said they Would not re- turn to they'd picket ninunion mines, instead. Steel Output Slumps A few steel mills are operating. Either they came to terms with Murray or they have independent unions. But the men who take the raw iron and steel and turn it into refrigerators, baby carriages that and Murray says they, too, will strike 'airlines contends small single-en- gine planes cannot adequately serve the country's largest feeder air line territory in the Midwest. The Kansas City firm, in a state- ment filed at a Civil Aeronautics board hearing, said that based upon the reliability factor it be- lieves single-engine service "would be unresponsive to the needs of the I cities." Mid-Continent is asking CAB au- thority to. acquire Parks Air Line: of East St. Louis, 111., which holds permits to operate 4000-miles of routes in 11 Midwestern states, stretching from Minneapolis to Tul- sa and Memphis, including a stop at Winona, Minn. Mid-Continent Residents Proceed cautiously down Main street at Port Lavaca, Texas, as they leave town before the hurricane hit the Texas coast. Heavy rains all day long left the main streets of this coastal city flooded with water. (A-P. Wirephoto) and hairpins have contracts begin expiring October 15 'program scheme for making labor indivisible." Municipal Airport Zoning] (board for terms that will expire _ i, I July 1, 1951. Other members of the He urged co-operation on the board are William Holden tical level "if we are to get rid of [anci Joseph Dettle of the city coun- Taft-Hartley" and realize otherjd] and a representative-at-large, parts of President Truman's "fair-william A. Galewski, who was chos- Docfc workers quit their jobs on the deal. Jen by the remaining four members er, if he became permanently and! "Last Tobin the board. All terms expire July totally disabled before reaching and farmers pulled to-jl, 1951. would receive the same pension he gether, not because there was any] Tbe board today agreed to the would have received if he were 65 alliance, but because both of a snowplow and wing and getting the old age pension, jhad come to realize that the the county highway depart- There are other parts of the so-jhope for a fair deal was thp electioniment's Caterpillar motor grader, cial security upem-iof President Truman. We must keepi The bid price for the William ployment pay, federal help forjalive and strengthen that communi-1Zieeler Company's attachment was' crippled the housejty of interest which manifested more than the bid re-j Lakes in support of walkout. Moon Eclipse Due Thursday bill would not change. self last year." Vishinsky Suggests U. N. Meet in Russia New New York Times said today Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky has suggested Russia play host to the United Nations general assembly in 1953. The Times said the suggestion was mB.de at a dinner Friday at Soviet delegation headquarters here, after Brigadier General Carlos P. Romulo. president of the current session, had asked Vishinsky whether the 1950 assembly could convene in Moscow. Vishinsky pondered a moment the Times said, then suggested 1955. The Times added: "Secretary General Trygve Lie sitting close by, heard the reply that so many delegates have hoped to hear from the aloof Russians and he quickly cut in to ask Mr. Vishinsky why not earlier than 1955. "Again Mr. Vishinsky pondered. and finally right.' he said 1953 was all All week the delegates have been talking about temporarily shifting the scene of operations out of the XI. S. It has been suggested that the 1950 session be held in Paris, Mexico City, Edinburgh, or some other city yet to be entered in the still-unofficial bidding. The Moscow suggestion is certain to plunge the delegates into dis- cussions on tbe whole subject of rotating the annual assembly ses- sions from time to time. The Times said: "The Soviet development regarded with special interest for once tbe subject was opened it jceived from the George T. Ryan Company. Both are Minneapolis firms. Higher Bidder The board authorized the pur- chase from the Ziegler the higher consideration of the fact that the Ziegler Com- pany's bid was for a mounted snow- jplow and uing while the Kyan Company's bid was for an unmount- ed attachment. The board also felt that the equipment from the Ziegler Com- V-type Caterpillar snow- plow and be better suited for operation with the Cater- nrader than the Ryan Com- Wausau V-plow and wing. The board approved the .usual monthly bills and adjourned shortly before noon today. The next regular board meeting will be held November 7. This afternoon, the Winona coun- ty welfare which the com- missioners are- for its regular session. "No one has the right, regardless of who he may be, to endanger a small people." Washington There will be "We are the Yugoslav eclipse of the moon on added "to defend this coun- tto last breath, regardless ope. But don't bank on seeing a whence the attack comes." virtual blackout such as occurred: "It pays to he added, "but in the total lunar eclipse of pays to die as one should. was Mr. Lie who pressed for anil iithpran Brpfhfpn early meeting in Moscow. ?rernre" secretary general usually has op-jCollegS Planned posed any shift from New York on ;he grounds of efficiency and econ- omy, but it was assumed that Mr. tablishment of a junior college by Lie would abandon his stand if itiLutheran Brethren churches will meant any lessening of the East- West suspicions, as, indeed, a Mos- cow meeting would be interpreted generally to mean." considered at a meeting opening here today. The churches now op- erate a seminary and academy In j Fergus Falls. Chances are that observers Tlto spoke at whom the moon eclipse is visible (Yugoslavia's biggest troop maneu- wlll see only what is normal this year. Obviously pleased such an moon changed' from its usual silvery-white color to orange-red, but still visible. Truman to Ask A-Bomb Output Be Doubled Nashville, Tenn. Truman will ask Congress to dou- ble tbe nation's atom bomb pro- duction program as an answer to Russia's possession of that weapon, Tito Warns Russia Nation Will Fight By AJex H. Singleton Belgrade, Marshal Tito accusing Russia sof trying to "endanger a small people" has bluntly warned that Yugo- slavia is ready to defend itself to the last breath. In one of his toughest speeches since Yugoslavia's feud with the Soviet bloc began, Tito told his army officers that Russia "has been forcing its irons" against its one-time communist partner, Unmistakably aiming at Tito said in a speech made public 1 if paper Work Delays Move to Return Larson La Crosse, Wis. Efforts to bring a former La Crosse man to trial for the murder of Dr. James McLoone remained in the paper proposes to use twin-engine planes. Parks favors the merger. Eight other airlines are seeking part or all of the Parks routes. Parks was awarded the involved routes several years ago but has never started flights. In addition to supporting the merger proposal, it has presented testimony it is now in financial po- sition to start flights with single- engine planes. Parks asked to be al- lowed to keep the routes if the con- the city for more than a solid hour. Slamming northward, it was due to reach the Lufkin-Palestine, Tex- as, area early this than 100 miles inland. The damage tbe hurricane trail- ed in its wake was not immediate- ly known. But tbe part of the coast it first hit last night is a rich one. northward path are cities, towns, oil and agricul- tural sections which had a popula- tion of something like one milling and an estimated val- uation before phenomenal wartime growth. The New Orleans Weather bur- eau in an advisory said that winds should diminish as the hurricane moved inland. But within 25 miles of the center of the hurricane they raged at a speed of 100 miles an hour. Towns Buttoned TJp Hurricane warnings may have cheated the big winds of human casualties. Most towns in its path were but- toned up, many residents had fled cities. Five thousand per- scfs ht, shelter in Houston's clty auditorium and Sam Houston solidation is denied. Mid-Continent says it desires the merger but if this is disapproved were calm, even cheerful. seeks the territory as an inde- Many carried babes in pendent carrier. arms. Mid-Continent's president J. W, Some power lines were down aft- Miller, in a statement for the first of hurricane winds jsaid that while numerous provision- (smashed industrial rich Houston. al feeder routes had been establish- !But mam over only ed, not one was authorized by western part of town. Winds in CAB to an experienced airline downtown area reached an ator. He said that to make the experi- ment conclusive, at least one estab- timated top velocity of 65 miles an hour. The hurricane blasted inland lished operator adequately financedifrom the coast at a speed of 20 with the showing his soldiers had made, he said he was convinced of the army's ability to defend Yugoslavia. j Then, swinging into an attack ion his cominform neighbors, Tito (declared Russia and its satellites "find themselves in a corner" rn- able to justify their attack on Yugo- slavia. "Where the Soviet union is in work stage today. District Attorney John S. Cole- man sought the signature of ernor Oscar Rennebohm as the first step toward extraditing Arnold should be allowed to participate. Of five lines given route grants since late 1946, he said, only one is now in operation. Miller said the CAB might foster feeder operations through the. We jof the temporary certificates given 'operators taking part in the experi- ment and then conclude the whole program was economically unsound without ever giving the principle of feeder service a really fair test. "This conclusion could he said, "simply because the board in picking experimental operators, overweighted its trial operations with companies who knew nothing of airline operations and had failed to take advantage of the existing experience and facilities of the small trunkline carriers." State 4-H Team Larson, 35, who now is being held Second in Judging at Minneapolis on a Wisconsin fugi- Ive warrant. Coleman has filed a first degree Waterloo, Iowa Min- nesota 4-H club team placed see- the he asserted, "we shall, go along with it. If it is not in sician, November 14, 1947. the right and if its stand is a Dr. McLoone's body was found hypocritical one, we will call thatjthat night on the outskirts of town. murder charge against Larson in iond in tbe cattle judging contest as connection. with the fatal shooting'1116 National Dairy Cattle Congress of the prominent La Crosse here yesterday to continue through Sunday. The Maryland by its right name." !He had Tito referred to his charges of through been shot the head. three times Hundreds of the Nashville Tennessean are "rattling their arms" a week ago that Russia ana her persons were questioned during the today. Mr. Truman, at the request of the Atomic Energy commission fl ask for emergency funds before Congress adjourns, the paper said form countries have closed in -with said his client maintains his inno- in a copyrighted Washington dis- Fergns Falls, Minn. Es- patch. The A.E.C., the article wants the President to ask said, Con- gress to double its 1950 appropria- tion of and to okay to for construc- tion during the present fiscal year. two year investigation. Larson's attorney, Phillip G. Ar- of Russia's pressure campaign to neson of La Crosse, said Larson had around Yugoslavia's borders, part oust Tito and his top lieutenants. As part of this campaign comin- virtually complete economic sanc- tions and have begun to apply diplomatic pressure as well. and guests at a time and place formation ministry which released his speech. been picked up and questioned six times since the doctor's death. He cense and resist extradition. Coleman drove to Madison yes- terday to pick up tbe application team took first honors and Nebras- ka was in third place among 18 entrants. Tito spoke to 600 army officers for the extradition papers. After re- turning for Rennebohm's signature which was not disclosed by the in- today, he planned to forward the papers to Governor Luther Young- dahl of Minnesota at St. Paul. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and fair and cooler tonight; low 47. Part- ly cloudy Wednesday, rising temper- ature in the afternoon; high 68. 1OCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 78; minimum, 47; noon, 62; preciptation, .16; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 13. miles an hour and hit Houston from an almost due south direction. Winds of 73 miles an hour whip- ped across Galveston's pleasure pier, and an extremely high tide battered Freeport. Water lapped at the top of Galveston's seawall. Freeport, Galseston, Texas City, Angleton, Alvin and many ether smaller towns were in the hurri- cane's path as it roared in from the Julf of Mexico toward Houston. Broader Than Expected The striking storm covered a broader area than had been expects ed. The base of its target extend- ed 70 miles southwest from Gal- veston to Matagorda. The big winds sent a litter of debris flying1 into numerous towns and villages. They ripped up small trees, unroofed some flimsy struc- tures and blasted a rich, ripe rice crop. Few persons ventured into the storm. Streets to Houston and Gal- veston were rain-swept and desert ed. Some of the towns were barren land when the great destructive hurricanes of other years smashed Texas, In 1900, a hurricane left Galves- ton a twisted hulk at least dead and damage estimated' at Another hurricane in second Galveston hurri- inland as far as San Augustine, Texas. The death toll here was 275 and damage es- timated at A hard driving rain accompanied the hurricane. Many streets and underpasses were flooded here. E. A. Farrell, chief of the Houston Weather burea.u, calculated that the center of the hurricane moved across tne east side .of Houston aetween the municipal ;en miles southeast of tee city's justness district and the down- town area.