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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1949, Winona, Minnesota Mild Tonight, Tuesday Stores .Closed Tonight, Open Friday Night VOLUME 49, NO. 205 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES TODAY- New EGA Chairman Sought By Joseph and Stewart AIsop Washington the seconc time in a little more than a year Dr. Edwin Nourse, chairman .o the Economic Advisory council has sent his resignation to the White House. On the previous oc casion, Dr. Nourse yielded to Presi dent Truman's pleas to stay on This time, however, it is under stood that Nourse is more deter mined to go, and that Truman is less reluctant to part with him Hence a new EGA chairman is now being sought. Ordinarily, it would be no great disclosure that another economist was leaving the government. Buti Dr. Nourse is, 'in the first the official top dog among all ernment economists. And his de-j parture says much, in the second! place, about the critically import- ant trend of economic thinking and! planning within the Truman ad-! ministration. THE NOURSEAN economics have had their peculiarities. Hints of government controls have al-j most always caused Dr. Nourse to[ declare that business was leveling) off, or even to predict deflation. Suggestions of government spend-j ing equally regularly have led Dr. Nourse to forecast immediate in-j flation of terrible proportions. In] short, he has pictured the Ameri-i can economy has somewhat resem- bling sweet Alice Ben Bolt, who trembled with joy when you gave! her a smile, and burst into tears at a frown. None the less, Dr. Nourse has been one of the very few govern- ment economists (as distinguished from members of the Truman cab- inet and White House entourage) With marked sympathy for the business viewpoint toward govern- ment. He has generally fought a losing fight for this viewpoint. And there is a good deal of reason to believe that he decided to shake the dust of government off his feet, When he was again defeated in this Bummer's debate over next year's budgetary policy. In brief, it Is known, that Dr. Nourse both advocated even deep- er cuts In foreign and defense spending than those already being made, and also suggested reduc- tions of expenditure in the social welfare field. Since his proposals amounted to advice to the Presi dent that he abandon his entire program, they were hardly likely to be received with enthusiasm. INDEED, THE himself almost seemed to be an swering Dr. Nourse's arguments for economizing on social welfare hi the following passage of his La- bor day speech at Pittsburgh: Man Nabbed Here in Holdup Republican-Herald photo NO! LADY, NOT Wiskerchen of Pepin, Wis., poses by one of downtown Winona's new parking meters and she pretends to place a nickel in the slot. Although a number of motorists were depositing coins today, it was announced that meters will not go into operation here until Thursday. TOUT Meters All Ready But No Ordinance By Adolph Bremcr Nickels and pennies were dropping faster than ever in Winona's V parking meters today. But the city was still classifying them as donations. The ordinance which will put the meters into operation officially won't be passed until tonight. Then it will still be a few more days before "The selfish interests say we asked "where can't afford these programs dur- ing a boom because that would be inflationary. They say we can't afford them during a recession be- cause that would be deflationary. They say we can't afford them dur- ing a war because we are too busy Chinese Reds May Drive On Chungking By Spencer Moosa Chungking Canton slipped j quietly into the widening orbit of red China today, and Nationalists la copper can tap you on the shoul- der for parking without feeding the meter. After passage, publication is re- the day following the meters will be in operation officially. So despite an advertisement ap- pearing in Saturday night's paper, Alcoa Strike Puts U.S. Idle Over Million Steelworker, Coal Mediation Efforts Continue Pittsburgh America's strike idle neared the million mark today as C.I.O. members struck nine plants of Aluminum Company of America. The aluminum workers joined striking steelworkers and striking soft coal miners. More than workers in allied industries have been laid off. Some steelworkers' members in the fabricating steel industry which makes everything from hairpins to refrigerators struck during the weekend. Other frabricators' con- tracts expire from now until mid- December. There's still no sign of peace in labor's biggest conflict since the end of World War H. The government, is gravely con- cerned. The walkouts threaten to knock postwar economy into a cock- ed hat. Secretary of Commerce Sawyer said yesterday the steel strike will idle five million persons if it runs to December 1. So far, President Truman has kept on the sidelines. His mediators are pounding away at the with little success. Mediation Continues The mediators tried to head off the steel strike three times. Now they're trying to get industry lead- ers and Steelworker President Phil Murray back to the bargaining table. "It's in the lap of the Mur- ray said yesterday as he discussed possible strike settlement In a talk at Bethlehem, Pa. Pensions are the big issue In the Aluminum Company strike, just as they are in the steel strike. Republican-Herald photos Thirty-Five-Year-Old George C. Freeman, left, is shown as he appeared for questioning this morn- ing regarding an armed holdup in La Crosse last night. Freeman was taken into custody by Winona police late last night and this noon is reported to have confessed the robbery. In the picture at the right Chief of Police A. J. Bingold, left, and Patrolman Isadore Wieczorek examine the .45 caliber revolver used by Freeman in the holdup. On Chief Bingold's desk are the cartridges and money carried by Freeman when he was taken into custody by Patrolmen Wieczorek, George McGuire and Robert Combat Power Cut Flayed by Marines By Howard Dobson Clifton B. Gates, head of the Marine Corps, accused the Army high command today of trying to wipe out the 'combat power of the Marine Corps." Gates told the House armed services committee that the comoat Light Air Force Bomber Crashes, 5 Aboard Killed morale of his fighting force still is high. nut; t-iia ww... But substantial harm has been done to the national defense, he said, hnnriinAns" inflicted which "said that the meters would) Murray insists industry pay the I be in operation Monday, police to-j entire cost of a pension and insur- day were not checking the redjance program exactly as the; flags in the meters. Parking Meter Firm The advertisement, prepared by ed by the mayor and the city coun- cil. Mayor Cy Smith said that he had authorized insertion of the ad but Some quarters predicted twin understood that it would state that communist drives to knock out the presidential fact finding board rec- ommended. Big Steel has offered to pay the ten-cent package recom-j mended by the board but not un- less the steelworkers contribute too. Big Aluminum Company of Ameri- ca, which makes 50 per cent of the nation's aluminum, says it met the demand for six cents Landlord Kills Tenant, Then Shoots Self Birmingham, Ala. An en- raged landlord killed a woman ten- be the frs government once and for against Chungking, the new Na- tionalist capital; the other against out Kunming nearly 400 miles south- of operation. Council P. President William lid it was inserted authority. ,f i Once the meters are in opera- with defense, and we can t afford t_ i department them in time of peace because; Tne reds aiready threatened sev-U y that would discourage business." L Nationalist positions! Jf. J' For "selfish read coast. Official reports' First offenders will be able to "businessmen." Recall that Dr. gajd the communists in a big am- Nourse's strongest arguments forlpnibious operation established a: a budgetary balance were the on the northern corner department is a There was little, if any picketing Alcoa's plant. Plants Close Down The steelworkers made no imme- the number of: Riverside, Calif. A B-26 light Air Force bomber, apparently lost in fog, crashed into high tension Admits Robbing Acquaintance Near La Crosse Captured in Winona After Patrolmen Hear Gunshots By Gordon Holte A 35-year-old-La Crosse man who 'has admitted robbing a drinking i companion of more than at gun-point is being held in the city I jail here today facing arraignment Jon several criminal charges. In the custody of Winona police is George C. Freeman, a La Crosse painter. He is named by Robert Sassmussen, about 55, also of La Crosse, as the person who stole an automobile and the billfold contain- ing about from Rassmussen In a holdup near La Crescent. Minn., late last night. Although Freeman at first denied virtually every detail of the inci- dent, Chief of Police A. J. Bingold announced at p. m., today that Freeman has admitted the holdup. Chief Bingold explained that the confession was obtained after near- ly two hours of grilling the sus- pect and that Freeman will sign a full confession of the matter this afternoon. Freeman was captured by Winona Patrolmen Isadore Wieczorek, George McGuire and Robert Theis at Third and- Walnut streets at about p. m. Sunday. Patrol- men discovered Freeman's where- abouts after a .45 caliber automatic revolver he was carrying was disr charged twice apparently while Freeman was attempting to eject ft clip of cartridges from the gun. According to police, this is what five persons. Four of the bodies, one a civilian, were recovered from the wreckage. p. m., the Winona county sheriff's office received a wires near here last night, killing telephone call that an armed bandit was driving toward Winona from Dakota- on highway 61 In a 1946 black Plymouth coupe. The In- by "crippling handicaps" inflicted on the Marine Corps through Pen- tagon policies. Severe and telling blows are being struck into the "bone iiio muscle" of the Marines, Cates said, i sprayed gasoiine around the took the call intt Reductions, he said, are "striking! making it hazardous to search a man had into the heart of our combat Poiice said the body of a Cates was a witness at the imown to be aboard, was not "Chad reCOVcrcU J.IVLU LUC -v------------ -j aircraft which did not burnjformant told Mrs. George Fortr- ho took the group's hearings on the rows within the armed services. The Navy is bat- tling against policies which, it con- tends, builds up the Air Corps at the expense of the Navy. Navy Ont-Voted ___________________ The admirals argue that in high anf'Voundecf andldefense councils the Army and the baby fired on two ambulance driv-jAlr Force have joined up to out- ers and then killed himself the Navy 2-1. day. Police blamed the shooting) spree on an argument over heating j grift, a former commandant of Ma- the tenants' apartment. found but opined there was no chance he survived. The bomber was route from and left, driving toward Winona. One-Hour Vigil A squad car manned by Patrolmen the 42 000-volt wireT it craned SOOJthe city to watch feet into a ravine in the hilly sec-jbound car but up ition. !er one hour of waiting. ________ _.. lines, were called as the last wit- Coroner J. L. Hilderbrand for the Navy. Next the corn- it murder-suicide and said no will hear the other side of the dispute from Air Force and Han- Army men. ther inquest will be held. Detective Captain Marcus First of First o ger of inflation and the need island, about 300 miles promote business confidence. of Canton. About President's remarks become point-jotners ianded at Kulangsu, between ed indeed. And it even begins and the mainland, seem imaginable that this presH (The British steamer Anhui, car- rying passengers, was caught hi the crossfire of an Amoy artillery duel yesterday. It returned to Hong Kong with three Chinese dead and dential declaration was what led Dr. Nourse to resign. Whatever may have been the cir- Nourse's decision, cumstances of his retirement, if it materializes, will probably mean two things. First, it will mean a decided change in the character of the Eco- nomic Advisory council. Within the council, Dr. Nourse has been a minority, always opposed by his fellow council-members, Leon Key- serling and John Clark. But he lias been a powerful minority. It is dif- ficult to believe, that the President will replace him with another man who is so completely out of step fenders, instead of appearing in court, will be asked to drop a nick- el in the auxiliary meter. Patrolman in Charge Patrolman John Pellowski, who cock, said Frank E. Cheney, 53- year-old postal clerk, killed him- 'self after shooting Mrs. The plane was due at Long Beach) (It was later found feat Freeman at p. m.. but the.wreckage driving a model not discovered until power company crews seeking cause of an electric blackout. Names of victims were not fcr 1946 Ply- ed pending the usual notification next of kin. The plane was on a routine inor flieht from its home base about p. m., Wieczorek McGuire were cruising along in. I Third street when they heard a re- operations, told the commit-1 Texas. It refueled at Williams. there have been Marines of their pension and insurance programs. During the weekend Murray gave a yes-and-no answer to U.M.W. President Lewis who wants to set up a whopping fund to battle in- enforcement. chesj. 24 The government source said only a small number got ashore at and were being wiped out. at Kulangsu, 200 were taken prison-) wegy waf cs. o One out-oHowner, according to jstriking clo_ steelworkers, h Mayor Smith, discovered that although dimes will work Murray replied that his steel- workers, "and I am sure other j equally minded affiliates of the stand prepared to join the ers and the remainder The out-of-towner stuck m Ming Workers the A-F-L- Three U. S. representatives jammed the machine pQol their resources for the com. rived here yesterday first foreign I then finally got the clock into defense and general welfare of diplomats to reach Chungking since eratlon with the mayor's help. labor its re-establishment Saturday as the :apital, A chartered plane brought U. S. charge Strong; Second d'affaires Secretary Instead of reeling off 120 min-j Mu specifically utes, impossible of course WittL proposal. Robert 1 60-minute machines, or Robert with fair deal social-political and Supervisor of Communi- wor even a the AFL. hasn't answered but LOSS OF Dr. SECOND. THE iMourse will mean a considerable '-eduction in strength of the ad- ministration group which has been cations Lawrence Norton. Attaches I penny's worth. of other countries are expected to follow. meter reeled off a measly 12 op official. of tha mighty trade union predict flat rejection. is an student. shooting occurred almost on Greer's wedding anniversary. They were married two years ago today. Ex-Minneapolis Editor Succumbs However, Denfeld added, attempts at limiting functions, have been made by interpretations of language in regulations. He said naval avia- tion and the Marine Corps can be put out of business if the money to La Jolla, Calif. -W- Funeralif "ncils of the department of De- services were held today leorge H. Adams, 63, veteran Min- .eapolis newspaper S 11 ithev heard a second shot ring out Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, chief of Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, patrolmen stopped the squad car and asked a youth stand- ling nearby from which direction the (shot had come. The youth pointed toward the rear of a service station on the corner of Third and Walnut streets and the patrolmen noticed Freeman walking out from behind the build- ing. Three Asked whether he had been re- sponsible for the shots. Freeman ate armed services committees. Committee Split tl Pining, was split several ways on what it might do about the situa- thej Generals Arrive Press dispatches reported that General Hsueh Yuen, governor of fighting, all this time, tor Kwangtung province, and balancing. Outlays in. next year s other hjgn oflicials of tne provincial projected budget are reported toj government had arrived at Hainan be only about SI billion below thisjgjancl_ year's spending. If tax revenue; was no mention of General merely remains the same, there jian-mou, Nationalist military Will again be a deficit of several !conimander of Kwangtung, rumored billions. If this is the best have gone over io tnfi conquering can be done in times of fairly business, it is pretty clear that de- (Chinese telegraphic advices in ficit-financing has now become ajnong Kong said more than permanent habit of the Truman i communist troops have entered Can- ndministration. Dr. Nourse's Advance units walked in Satur- parture may indeed be regarded day. The Nationalists fled. as symbolizing this central fact, (Life went on almost unchanged. What makes the position all thejBUSes were running. Shops were more difficult is the further factiopen. All newspapers, excepting the that next year's budget deficit hasjKuomintang (Nationalist party) ,__. 1 Central Daily News) were publishing. But commodity prices rose. Rice was selling at 70 per 133 dollars Hong week Kong was only been held down by the appal- ling expedient of cutting the heart, Liver and lights out of the defense program. Dr. Nourse would have had both of the defense program's lees amputated and one arm (The communist news agency said moved at the elbow. But even theja lone Nationalist plane strafed rnttintr that is being done in the j Canton yesterday, killing and defense field with every indicationlwounding an undetermined number of presidential, approval, will put lot civilians.) nils country in the incredible posi- The swift red advance and cap- Hn-n of crowing weaker and of Canton lessened in the pub- wwiker in the year after the ex- lie mind the prospects that Chung- wn.Ttnn 'of the Beria bomb. Surely king can hold out if the reds invade Ms situation cannot endure. Szechwan province. MmnZolT hearings have brought to the members suggested over the one son Edward L I weekend that Congress put a tighter Sinn twn'rem on Johnson's budget power and daThters5 Barton cSltfve the Navy permission to build its ivuo. nnn-tnn cnnpr aircraft carrier. Minneapolis and Mrs. Other members said, however, that perhaps the tighter rein should be on Navy leaders who resist the 1947 unification law. rather than on the secretary of defense. The current phase of the commit- tee's inquiry was kicked off by re- State Housing Talks Planned St. A statewide con- ference on low-rent public housing and slum clearance was scheduled today by Stuart Rothman, state housing director, for 1 p. m. Friday, stated that he had not and that three boys had been shooting fire- crackers. While Wieczorek and beatman who had arrived at the scene of the October 28. at the state capital. Imained with Freeman, McGuire Rothman explained that the pur- pose of the conference is to review the work program for getting urban and low-rent public housing and slum clearance construction started. Officials from 14 local housing authorities in Minnesota and may- ors have been invited to attend. went out in search of the youths. When the three 815 West Howard Rothman said that additional hous- with the gun. Ben Wehlage, street; Clifford Thompson, route one, Houston, and Arnold Bartelson, Rushford were questioned, however, they stated that they had escaped from Free- man after he had threatened them ing authorities are under consider- ation by the governing bodies Bemidji and Fergus Falls. Housing authorities now are effect in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Albert Lea, Faribault, Wi- nona, Red Wing, St. Cloud, Moun- tain Iron, Buhl, Hibbing, Eveleth, Chisholm and South St. Paul. Also invited were the mayors and gov- erning bodies of Fergus Falls, Bemidji, Virginia, Rochester, Aus- Wehlage told police that the three of had met Freeman at the Rustic tavern, 550 Mankato avenue, and in that Freeman had offered to pay ports that Navy morale is sinking and Brainerd. because of economy orders striking j Governor Ycungdahl will open hard at sea-going aviation. meeting by discussing the im- Navy demanded, and got, a chance !portant relationship between decent to air all of its complaints about !j0cal low-rent housing, slum clear- Pentagon policy-making. A Stock Car In A Race at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, throws dirt and flips up on end as a second car is forced toward the rail in a crackup. Car number 50, driven by Shorty Bennett; Davenport, Iowa, con- tinued to roll end over end but the driver was unhurt. The driver of car 96, Buss Johnson, also of Davenport, Iowa, was unhurt. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) WEATHER ance and neighborhood redevelop- ment projects to his state program of youth conservation and protec- tion of human resources. FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity; fair and continued mild tonight and Tuesday, but with considerable" cloudiness. Low tonight 45; high Tuesday 85. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 70; minimum, 37; noon, 69; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 73; minimum, 46; noon, 66; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Generally Police Recapture 15-Year-Old Boy Moorhead, Minn. A 15- year-old Fargo boy was recaptured by Moorhead police Saturday af- ter escaping from Clay County Sheriff William Curran in Minnea- polis last-Wednesday. Curran said the boy had been committed to the Minnesota youth conservation com- mission at Red Wing after he and another boy admitted pilfering 14 churches in the Fargo Moorhead area. When taken into custody Sat- lurday police said, the boy was in Weather on Paje 3.) [a car with his parents. him to drive him downtown. (Later police found the Rassmussen car driven to Winona by Freeman parked near the Out Revolver Wehlage refused the offer of the- money stating that he and his friends were driving downtown and that Freeman might ride with them. After the four entered Wehlage's car, Wehlage told police, Freeman brandished the revolver before them, stated that we was wanted by La Crosse police and warned them not to tell anyone of his whereabouts. When the group arrived down- town, Wehlage and his two friends stated that they wished to get a sandwich at a cafe on Third street and left Freeman alone in the car, telling him that they would return immediately. It was while they were gone that the shots were heard and police arrived to arrest Free- oan. A search of Freeman's clothing by police disclosed the .45 caliber revolver with two cartridges still in the clip and one in the chamber. The two empty cartridge cases were lying on tne ground near where Freeman was arrested. When he was taken into custody, Freeman was carrying a billfold (Continued on Pace S, Column 5.) HOLDUP ;