Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
FAIR, WARMER SATURDAY FM'-THE VELVET VOICE OF RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 173 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Missouri Pacific Rail Strike Trapped Vacationists Fight Fire at California Resort Kins City, Calif. vacationists, turned fire fighters when trapped at beautiful Tassa Jara hot springs resort, were safe today but still surrounded by uncontrolled flames. The wind-blown fire last night periled inhabitants of the scenic mountain valley 20 miles west of here and destroyed a two story stone building and about 15 of the 35 cabins. Several hours after a care- taker reported the flames yes- terday, the fate of the hotel occupants had been in doubt. Late last night Forert Ranger Henry Brnnagh and Jack Cur- rsn, a U. S. fire control officer, reached the resort. They drove through half a mile of still burning woodland. Stopped at a burned out bridge, they walked the rest of the way through smouldering brush and reported by radio all were safe. Cm-ran said Actor Phil Terry, owner of the resort, had organ- ized vacationists into a volun- teer brigade to fight the flames. He said none was hurt and all were calm. The vacationists may have to remain at the hot springs until late today. Curran said the kit- chen had not burned and could be used to feed them and hun- dreds of others being brought to battle the flames. Evacuation of some of the guests may be attempted by helicopter today. A helicopter was being trucked from Palo Alto, Calif., to the resort area last night. With husband of Joan his wife, the former Helen Myers, and her three children, two sons and a daughter. The flames had blackened some acres in the Los Padres national forest. The scene is between King City and the Pacific, about 100 miles south of San Francisco. Fire gleamed on the ridges around the resort, reached near- ly to Arroyo Seco, six miles away, but was blocked there by the Arroyo Seco river. Helicopters were sent to fly prisoners from Soledad prison camp to fire lines. Fifty rangers were being rushed to the scene. Fewer City Here Than Workers Canada Plane Average trash Kills The Alsops Murray Facing Two Big Battles By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washing-ton Philip Murray, president of the C.I.O., is now pre-. paring as carefully as any general payroll constitutes a tax of said today one of its DC-3Jderson New has fewer people in its employ, in proportion ;0 i to its population, than have most cities in the United States. The DUUlU findings, by the U. S. Department of Commerce, are contained in a report covering city employment in communities of and over. Winona's municipal payroll car- ried 155 full-time employes, exclu- sive of teachers and other school! members aboardT workers, as of the beginning survived, this year. This amounts to 5.5 ?lane was on a regular employes per population, lessjregular than the national rate of 10.7 on Ba'e Comeau. Golling to File Beltrami County Bribery Charge Commissioner Accused of Taking for Vote St. Paul Richard A. Goll- ing, state public examiner, an- nounced today he would sign a bribery complaint against Irver. Anderson of Grygla, veteran Bel- trami country commissioner. j Anderson is a former president! of the Minnesota County Commis-i sioners association. i Golling conferred yesterday with) James F. Lynch, Ransey county i attorney and Herbert E. Olson ofj Bemidji. Beltrami county attorney in the St. Paul court house. Lynch said the complaint would be issued j_ in St. Paul. jl According: to Colling, Joseph :an, a salesman'for the George T.I Ryan company, of Minneapolis, has j signed a statement alleging that jhe paid Anderson for his votelday dealt the Chinese communists in connection with the purchase byjstifr on both the military and the county of a power driven fron's, official accounts Youngdahl Sets September 17 Constitution Day St. Paul Governor Youngdahl Thursday proclaimed September 17 Constitution Day and called on churches, schools, civic and patrio- jtic organizations to participate in appropriate programs. The governor emphasized the constitution has been aptly describ- ed as "the greatest political docu- ment ever conceived and struck off by the brain and hand of and that it remains as one of the "greatest hopes and inspirations of freedom loving people all over the world." September 17 marks the 162nd an- niversary of the formal adoption of the national constitution. Nationalists Claim Victories The nationalists to- grader. ,_. _ i Ryan told Golling he paid over Pacific the money last January while An- n-linpQ cnid tnHav nrto nf ife J was attending a county said. The official Central Daily News said rebellious Yunnan province in southwest China had decided to fight the reds. Governor Lu Han last week pro- Greta Garbo's Latest Game of hide-and-seek to avoid public recognition took the form of this rumpled hair-do this week at Ostia, Italy, the beach near Rome. Greta is in Rome to make a new film. Her wigwagging companion here is her traditionally unidentified escort. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ing a bribe. TiP Rcceived (Nationalists and sought to stay out War" His move icipal workers per 1.000 people. The payroll, as of January, for an official said. "All the occupants I Pany which sold the grader to Bel-i with Chi- i i one- Kai-shek, who is trying to rally those employed full-time by Wino-jof the plane are dead, as far as ,__, was a month. This (resents a smaller tax load, on the! basis of population, than that borncj Truman DofllCOC by people in most cities. Divided 11 Ulllufl IvClUjCj by the population of Winona, the for two great battles on two widely separate fronts. The outcome of these battles will deeply affect the a month for each resident of the! city. For the other cities cov- To Withdraw Iowa Judge Nomination future of the American labor move- erefl' the average per capita cost ment. I to meet municipal payrolls was The first battle for which a month. ray is grooming his battalions Earnings of Winona's full-time, of course, between his part-time employes, MJWH.t ers and the whole steel school personnel, are higherjfederal judgeship nomination was] Chances of averting an those in the other cities. Thettabbed in the Senate today as a! county, paid hotel and en- j tertainment expenses totaling in Minneapolis last January for Anderson and two other Beltrami county commissioners. Golling emphasized, however, that only Anderson is involved in the transaction from the standpoint of any criminality. The examiner "disclosed that he also has a statement of C. H. Ol- son, a salesman for the Ken S. XT. remains of Nationalist China Limited Aid Assured Britain From America By John M. Hightower for a last stand. Lu then returned! Washington-m-Britain appeared assured today of limited Amen- Walkout Ties Up Traffic on 10-Stafe System Truman Looking For Means of Settling Dispute By The Associated Press Service on the Missouri. Pacific railroad's vast ten-state system came to a virtual halt today, hours ahead of the threatened strike which is idling some workers. Only a few trains were still run- i for their terminals i and a final stop. i Fires in most of the big freight locomotives already were out. I Both sides in the dispute were i standing by, anxious for some word from Washington. What action, if any, they expect President Truman to take they wouldn't say. The strike started at 2 p. m. (C.S.T.) today. But the tracks were cleared earlier on order of the rail- road. Freight service stopped yesterday. Early today an embargo was placed on passenger, mail and baggage service. However, trains in opera- tion at the strike deadline will fin- ish their runs. Operating: Rules Issue The chief issue in the dispute Is the manner in which various oper- ating rules should be interpreted. Wages and hours were not involved in the dispute. Unions involved are the Locomo- tive Engineers, Railway Trainmen, Locomotive Firemen and Engine- men, and the Order of Railway Conductors. The carrier, the na- tion's ninth largest, operates in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois. Kansas, to Kunming his Yennan canital 'can help in meeti.nS Jts current dollar crisis. Long-range aid, Colorado, Oklahoma, Ne- Chiang may' return to Canton !ikelv to'be slow in developing and to require congressional j braska, Mississippi, Tennessee and The Daily News said Lu had pledged to fight the reds to day> Amei'ican officials were reported reasonably confident that end. The newspaper accused Gen-jmeasures now under WUI----------------------------------------- eral Lung Yun, ousted governor of block the drain on Britain's gold Yunnan, of plotting the revolt. It'and dollar reserves by the end of styled him a shameless tool of vear Rpris. i payments in connection I Na- the long-term problem of their attacks [boosting of Canton, thelc Olson claims that Anderson ask- very dim steel strike arc considered j local im. President Truman's wages amounted to a ._. ...________.....__________ i on the average, compared Tact-finding- board is expected S.165 a month nationally. submit its report to the White During the past year, states the new demonstration that the Presi- dent can be as politically stub' born as they come. Mr. Truman told his news con- ministry of national defense said. Chinese press reports asserted the Nationalists had recaptured House this weekend. Most observ- Commerce department, the volume ference yesterday he isn't going to ers are sure that the industry will'01 city employment continued back from the Senate his ap- immediately reject the upward movement that of Carroll O. Switzer to findings as prejudiced. If so, in evidence since 1944. Thejbe federal district judge in south- ray will almost certainly call outjrise. predominantly in nonschool'ern Iowa. employment, was five per cent in I His announcement was unex- pected in view of (1) Switzer's re- cent agreement to drop out be- cause of the vigorous opposition to the nomination by Senator Gil- lette (D.-Iowa) and (2) Reports that the President had written Gil- the steelworkers on September 14 1948. or shortly thereafter, Murray's second battle, with the C.I.O.'s minority communist _. tion, will be joined soon after the Beloit Fire LOSS picket lines are thrown around the steel plants. This battle will 1X60 at on September 19. when the C.I.O.'s! gest communist-run union in thejtained by the Taylor Freezer Com- country, meets in convention in a Wednesday night fire Cleveland. At this convention set at yesterday by Secretary Treasurer James B. jFire Chief Glenn Davis. Carey will act as Murray's field: The fire chief said a building commander in an all-out effort toiworth and some knock out the U.E.W.'s party-line in equipment were lost The blaze NOT AVERTED by last-minute miracle, a strike in thefheating system. .-nil Vin cif inHiict.w ic crtiT'o tn! favor of the purchase in the early part of 1948. Britain's sales to this a point where the island nation can become self-sufficient there is, however, considerably less Jucheng. strong point 170 milesj certainty. It is possible the confer-. north of Canton. From here theience may end next Week without! Hengyang, Nationalist base 265 i miles north of Canton. Bids Held Invalid The Gold Company was the suc- cessful bidder with offers of 901 the trucks but county attorney rejected the and a regiment of'the on grounds the contracts 14th army had retreated from an "escalator clause" held which is 40 railes east of by the attorney general. The ex- aminer also pointed out that the Gold Company's bids were high and that was the low bid. Coiling also said he has a state- ment from Gold, head of the cozn- lette saying he presumed Switzer'sjPany, accusing Anderson of asking United Electrical Workers, the big-j Beloit, Wis. sus- action had made the Iowa May for the he originally very happy. Gillette wouldn't talk about the reported letter from the President. He did tell a reporter he thinks the President's decision to stick by the nomination is unfortunate. It has been the general under- standing among interested senators M country's basic industry is stire toj have a downright staggering im- Some 125 employes were forced tended to be a direct affront to be washed up with the liUVU a i f wn_ f mi. pact on the national economy. K withdrawal of the nomination and sought from Olson. Gold said he refused to pay. In another deal, according to Golling, M. A. Stearns of Bemidji, representing the William H. Ziegler Company of Minneapolis, has ad- mitted that he agreed to pay An- the railroad. The ministry said Nationalist counterattacks were rolling east from Leiyaug and Chenhsien, 230 and 180 miles north of Canton. These are aimed at lifting the threat to the railway. The ministry also declared that a red attack near Kiennan, 140 miles northeast of Canton, was re- action on several major proposals. I Texas. As the American-British-Canadian economic conference entered its] President Truman also was con- cerned with the C.LO. steel dispute which threatens a strike of some members of the C.I.O. United Steelworkers. But he told a news conference yesterday he was awaiting a report on the presidential fact-finding board's report tomor- row before deciding iiis future ac- tion. Neither side in the dispute is required to accept the board's recommendations. Steelworkers to Meet In anticipation of the board's findings, the U.S.W. top strategy makers arranged to meet in Pitts- burgh Monday. The union the strike for Ju3y 16 after steel companies rejected their demands for a 30-cent hourly wage increase package, covering a 12 Vi-cent pay like, 6.27 cents for insurance and for pensions. The strike was decline in the number of job-] automatically delayed for 60 days 'after Mr. Truman named the fact- finding board. There were strike threats against four other railroads. A walkout set On specific measures of early aid August Rise In Employment Cheering News By Sterling F. Green Washington Further li The said only that Britain, American in tne unemployment J in the conference have indicated is expected this month. in this country, in doing all pos-iless mea and women. sible to speed government purchas- Officials predicted also that the ing of strategic materials, in help- ing British exporters iron out their difficulties with American customs. July setback in industrial produc- tion will be wiped out completely f0r today against the Wheeling and pulsed. This communist thrust was] A policy of encouraging Export- and in recognizing Britain's neediwllen tne i'Iederal Reserve board [Lake Erie Line was postponed pend- to buy as much as she can in areas where dollars are not neces- sary. issues its August index. Government economists were ing attempts by a government medi- ator to settle 34 grievances between cautiously optimistic in appraising an apparent attempt to invade! import bank loans to India report of the Census Canton's Kwangtung province. J other countries where an outpour-" The ministry finally admitted the ling of dollars would help Britain is situation was obscure around Sin-ialso being favorablv considered hv action did not materialize. viiv, CLI..U i Golling said the countv again ad- u, the nation's submission to the White Housejvertised on July 21, 1949 when the communists will have no of lce cream batch of names of two men favored by "Stearns became aware of the in _ VHUW, .1.41 vux aui1 derson two and one-half per cent ing, capital of Tsinghai province in American officials' of the delivery price of a motorlnorthwest China. (The communists grader for which bids were adver- say they already have captured tised in December 1947. The being favorably considered by outcome of Murray's battle immediate and visible repercus- sions. Yet this battle too is deeply important. For if the Murray-Cam strategy works the communists will lose their last real foothold in the labor movement, their only real source of power in the United States. The men Murray and Carey hope (Continued on Page 11, Column 3.) ALSOPS Wisconsin Rapids Publisher Dead Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. P Huffman, 54, editor and manager of the Wisconsin Hapids Daily Trib- une and president of Radio Sta- tions WFHR and WFHR-FM, died at p. m. Thursday at Riverview hospital, where he had been a pa- tient since Wednesday morning. Mr. Huffman had been in the newspaper business here since Octo- ber 1919, when he purchased the Grand Rapids Daily Leader. He en- tered the radio field with the es- tablishment of WFHR in 1940. In addition to his newspaper and radio interests, he operated a cranberry marsh at Biron. Mr. Huffman is survived by his wife 'Louise: a son, William Jr., a student at the University of Wis- consin, and a daughter, Mary Louise Madison. Funeral services will be held Sat- urday afternoon at S o'clock at the First Congregational church with the Rev, Robert W. Kingdon of- ficiating. Burial will be in Forest HiU cemetery. freezers. Gillette. Jvestigation by our office." After 26 Years Indianan Sends Fair Admission Preston, Minn. The Fillmore county fair board was richer by 25 cents today because a man's conscience bothered him after 26 years. A letter was mailed from Marian, Ind., with the quarter and an explanation. "This might seem like a strange letter to the writ- er said, "but since I have ac- cepted Christ as my personal Savior I have been trying to straighten up old accounts." The letter went on to say that "God has brought back to my memory that 26 years ago I jumped the fence to yet into the Fillmore county fair one nigrht." Charles TJtley, fair secretary, has filed the letter and credited the treasury with the 25 cents, which was the standard en- trance fee in 1923. Such steps, together with Bri- bureau. It showed that civilian em- ployment rose to last month. That was tops for 1949, although almost below the record to- the carrier and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. The Union Railroad and the Monongaheia connecting railroads which serve scores of steel plants in the Pittsburgh district are threatened by early strikes. tain's belt-tightening cutbacks inital of a year ago dollar-spending and its efforts to! stimulate exports to this country! and Canada, are expected to check] the drain on the British reserves before they sink to the 000 mark. Among long-term aid which have been suggested authorities say sev- eral would require congressional nvi.1 1.-_.__J.___l J_1U U taUy of jobless meantime since action and others almost certainly would. That means they would be months in the making, even if the Walkout Set A walkout is set for 3 p. m. to- morrow against the Monongaheia and for a. m. Tuesday against jsteelworkers are expected to be made idle if the strikes become ef- The B.R.T. has threatened a exaggerated, administration definitely to go through with them. we have certainly pulled away 4ia.ic >JU11CU A a J j., from the downward spiral" which: negotiations. fact-finding board has urged further decided! has prevailed since last faD. Other developments labor front: along the Secretary of Commerce Sawyer (agreed; in guarded language; E- Dewey of _ York told CJ.O. union leaders WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and Vicinity: Fair 'Flag-Stop' Air Service Allowed Madison, Wisconson Cen- tal Airlines, today announced the 3ivi] Aeronautics board has issued blanket authority to the airline to render "flad-stop" service at any intermediate points on their route. The ruling was put into effect im- mediately upon receipt by the com- evidence of a i mentally sound condition for con tinuing our economic advance." Democratic and Republican the falo, N. Y., he wanted to meet with them in Albany today. His planned auu nupuniican Allowed the second spokesmen m the Senate disagreed j straight day of violence m the 13- with each other. Senator by (D-m.) the majority leader, United Auto Workers. claimed there is "now no reason to fear a further recession." The! G.O.P. floor leader. Senator Wher-jJUSllCe ry (Neb.) felt that the drop) in unemployment was "too small be regarded as a reliable index." It was learned meanwhile, that to Not Improved Tork' Maine York hospital Dr. Edwin G. Nourse, chairman ofjtoday reported "showed no im- the President's council of economic i provement" in the critical con- advisers, told President Truman dition of Supreme Court Justice This CAB action wm permit that the pendim' B. Rutledge, victim of a consin Central to overfly any of fourth-round wage de-jcerebral hemorrhage. The 55-year-old jurist whose en- tire left side is paralyzed has been a patient at the hospital since August 27. He was stricken while when no traffic is available. Thejmands may have high importance 1- airline filed a petition with the and CAB earlier this year which asked permission for the flag-stop privi- lege. "We were particularly anxious to secure this Fran- cis M. Higgins, president of the warmer tonight and Saturday. Low I airlines, said. "We do no carry Republican -Herald photo Six Persons Escaped injury this morning when the car shown above skidded off the Garvin Heights road near the city limits and overturned. The car was driven by Mrs. Lawrence Pomeroy, 602 Walnut street, when the accident occurred at about a. m. today. tonight 52; high Saturday 78. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today Maximum, 76; minimum, 47; noon, ;76; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 10. mail on Sundays and holidays and our planes are usually filled to ca- pacity on these days with vaca- tioners. These holiday passengers, originating at vacation areas in northern Minnesota and. Wisconsin were inconvenienced by the inter- mediate stops formerly required under the franchise." in the economic outlook, A wage pattern for industry perhaps influenced by the forth- coming' recommendations of the federal fact-finding board for steel be fairly well established by October, and the country may know whether it faces a serious round of strikes. Nourse is represented as feeling1 that excessive wage increases would be damaging, since they might force prices up immoderate- ly. An outbreak of strikes affecting thousands of workers in key in- dustries also would be hurtful, he believes. vacationing at nearby Ogunquii. This Is a 25-CentWeek Since no paper was published Labor day, Republican-Herald carriers will collect for only five days or 25 cents this weekend from all subscribers receiving their papers by carrier.