Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
COLD TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY VELVET VOICE OF RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 176 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Council Overridden on School Levy rx if A A I Board Adamant Dollar-Snort Nations May Devalue 10-MilI Figure Nature Handed Montana an early taste of winter over the week- end. Mrs. Edward Johnson scrapes a coating of wet heavy snow from her auto at Helena after a total of 12.4 inches was recorded Sunday for the two-day fall. The snow, which melted quickly, caused considerable damage to trees and power lines. Snow was recorded over most sections of the state. (A.P. Wirephoto.) Fire Levels Famed Atlantic City Pier Atlantic City, N. fire ripped through 300 feet of the famed million dollar pier early today. The well-known landmark, which juts feet into the ocean on the downtown section of the boardwalk, caught flre about a. m. A northeast wind blew roaring flames down the beach away from World Bank Report Says Change Vital Trade Conditions May Force Britain To Reduce Pound By Sterling F. Green And John M. Hightower Washington The interna- tional monetary fund today advised dollar-short countries to devalue their currencies, if need be, to boost their dollar earning- exports. Without singling out the British pound but with Britain's dollar crisis obviously in mind, the re- port was laid before the opening session of the fourth annual meet- ing of the boards of governors of the multibillion dollar fund, and world bank. Shortly thereafter, the financial leaders of the 48 member nations were to hear an off-the-cuff address by President Truman. It may be better for a country to change an "unsuitable" ex- change rate than to clamp on re- strictions which "endanger its well- being and said the re- port of the fund's executive direc- tors. Although the document referred to all "deficit its effect was to spotlight the British prob- to add pressure to nu- merous past suggestions for ster- ling devaluation. Impact Great 2 Bills Passed Over Veto of Gov. Rennebohm Madison, Wis Wiscon- sin senate and assembly looked over more of Governor Renne- bohm's vetoes today after decid- ing yesterday that two measures I he had disapproved deserved to be The impact was the greater Adenauer New West German 'Strong Man' -boardwalk hotels. The pier's hugh ballroom, near the shore end, was gutted complete- ly. Twisted roof girders fell into the blaze. Fire Chief Rex Farley set the damage estimate at 000. The long pleasure palace was closed on Labor day for the win- ter. cause a cabinet level Brltish-U. S.- Canadian conference ended yester- day with agreement on a ten-point treatment for Britain's dollar ills including revaluation ofj the pound as one of the points. The pound's value now is Its devaluation, in foreign trade, i would amount to lowering the price! of British goods. Many American officials have three weeks, Florence, were help- ed down a ladder to the beach by By James Devlin police from their living quarters Bonn, Germany Dr. Kon-jabout midway out the pier, rad Adenauer appeared firmly The resort's fire department the saddle today as special high pressure of Western Germany's new into play. The hose lines Republic. iwere run from the high pressure forecast privately that Britain must finally adopt that course, which so far she has shunned. But officially at least, the finance and foreign tte issue Instead, the United States and Canada agreed on these lines of immediate relief: 1. More choice for Britain in de- ciding where to spend Marshall plan dollars. 2. Easier customs en- I VVC1C 1 U14 AAUill UilC J-ii tioni I----------------------- The election of Professor Theo-j boardwalk system, independent try- goods Larger dor Heuss as president yesterday assured Adenauer of the chancel- lorship and demonstrated the pow- er of the three-party coalition which he heads. As president, Heuss will name the chancellor (prime minister) perhaps today or tomorrow. The 73-year-old Adenauer heads the Christian Democratic Union, strongest party in the right-wing coalition. It was the Christian Democratic vote that won the presidency for Heuss who leads the coalition's sec- ond strongest party, the Free Dem- ocrats. The result was victory for the combined Adenauer-Heuss forces over the socialist opposition. The socialists, supporting Chairman Dr. Kurt Schumacher, set out to make the election a. test of strength but they lasted only one round. Heuss was elected on the second ballot with 416 votes out of 800. This left Adenauer in clear con- trol, backed by a majority in the parliament, the president and the coalition cabinet he will form. Adenauer already has played such a leading role in fashioning the new republic that some of his most ardent supporters have mut- tered occasionally about a "one man show." From the time the Bonn conven- tion began writing the republic's constitution a year ago. Adenauer has been the most dominant figure in German politics. He presided over the convention as chairman, actively directing its course. One of his major victories in the constitutional convention was the selection of Bonn as the capital. When the August election gave Adenauer's party a plurality in parliament he worked out the coal- ition with the Free Democrats and the German party which gave him a scant majority. Impressed by the force of the rightist coalition, a small band of West German communists appeal- ed last night to the socialists to join them in a common front against "reactionaries." So far the communist bid for an alliance has been ignored by the from the rest of the city. It had been installed for just such an emergency. Firemen also used Atlantic City's "deluge tower." a huge, 100-foot- high hose carrier, which spewsi purchases of British tin and rubber. 4. Agreement that Britain may discriminate against U. S. and Canadian goods to conserve dollars, subject to Congress' will. As longer-range measures, In their first day of a special session the gave life to: (1) A bill which eliminates train speed limits at crossings, gives the public service com- mission authority to require safety devices and shifts part of the cost of crossing protec- tion to the state, and (2) A measure continuing a special conservation pension plan which is separate from the state employes' re- tirement plan. Both houses vot- ed down the governor's disap- proval of the two measures. The assembly also overrode the governor yesterday on his veto of Republican-Herald photo Traffic On Highway 61 Was Blocked early this morning follow- ing the collision and overturning of two trucks shown above. One of the trucks was carrying 14 steers from the South St. Paul stockyards to an Iowa farm. One animal was killed in the crash. The dead steer is shown in the foreground above. Both drivers and the other cattle escaped serious injury. Load of Cattle Spilled As Big Trucks Collide Gov. Youngdahl Urges Economy Move in State Bine Earth, Minn. Governor Luther W. Youhgdahl Monday de- clared that the state must follow an "economy" path. He said it is the state's response billty to "get more out of the tax this morning. Traffic on the highway was blocked for some time while wrecker crews cleared the road of wreckage of the two huge of them carrying 14 head of cattle from the South St. Paul stockyards I to an Iowa farm. The accident occurred at about a. m. today and involved the cattle truck driven by Howard C. Lieppert, 19, Lansing, Iowa, and a' Gateway City Transfer Company truck driven by Roy Miller, 40, La Crosse. Leppert, Miller and 15-year-old Robert Leppert a passenger in Howard Leppert's truck all es- dollars." "We should not have more em- ployes than, needed. We ought to seek continually to eliminate du- plication and overlapping in serv- Six-Point Program Includes Provision For New School By Gordon Holte For the second successive year, the Winona board of education has voted to override a city council veto of its request for a ten-mill school building sinking fund levy for the next fiscal year. Dr. P. A. Mattison and Dr. Philip Heise, directors from the first and third wards, respectively, were ab- sent, but seven members present voted to hold the line on the ten- mill figure. The school board's ac- tion Monday night will provide for the addition of an estimated 000 to the sinking fund during the 1950-51 fiscal year. The levy authorized by the board doubles the present five-mill levy in effect at the present time. It was approved in the face of a city coun- cil request that the figure be cut to two mills "until such a time that a definite building program has been drafted." Six-Point Program In reaffirming its stand on the levy, the board also acted to answer critics by outlining a six-point pro- gram of anticipated building needs. Prominent among the items listed by the school board was the con- templated construction of a building to replace the Lincoln school and. the further improvement of Jeffer- son school. The ten-mill levy was Included in the tax budget for 1950-51 adopt- ed by the school board at its an- nual July budget meeting this year but was rejected within a week by the city council which asked the board to consider the lower figure. Last year the school board re- quested a levy of ten mills for the sinking fund but settled on the five-mill rate as Missouri Pacific Conciliation Talks Resumed St. touis Union and man he asserted. Satire Honored Speaking at a dinner here honor- ing K, O. Sattre, newly-appointed Minnesota commissioner of banks, the governor stated: "We in government, while charged with responsibility for meeting needs of the people, have an obligation to reduce expenditures wherever possible. "Here in our own state, we have figure after the a compromise council turned down the ten-mill levy and re- quested a two-mill figure, Override Veto The school board is authorized to override a council veto with a three-quarter majority vote. Last night's passage of the levy over the council rejection was at- tended by no discussion among members who apparently had de- termined sometime ago that they would adhere to their original re- quest this year. Board members did take cogniz- ance of criticism -directed at them iby the city council and Winona ral traveling library, The_ sena to the two trucks. jji i w jmeet again today in hopes of set- 1 state departments on an just made arrangements for thejTaxpayers association and directed public administration service TH.1 LrUVtiiUlfc; HUifciry. J.litp SCHttUC j------ u- ji .-1-1 touauc VIA ni> r w- will consider that today. The as-! According to Sheriff George Fortjtling the four-day-old Missouri to u there are places will consider mat loaay. J.ne H.S-I sembly will consider today the sen- who was called to the scene of the-cific Railroad strike. j First efforts to en approval of a measure raising the amount of money (where we can cut corners and get he fell asleep while driving eastj end the out of the tax dollars. of the! along highway 61 and his truck] ended in failure yesterday. "Later, the survey will be extend- state may possess from tojcmbea into the 1A1K1J. -7 __ i out almost ten times as much points met agreement: The ter as an ordinary fire hose, andjspeeding of overseas Investment; a, TJ. S. promise to seek further tariff enabled icuts; a study of burdensome Brit- Also up for assembly ly will be the revisor's '20 corrections Paul to pick up the 14 steers! strike whicb was called last passed earlier this year. lat the stockyards and le.it St. nas immobilized operations Consider Appointments to other departments." Youngdahl pointed out is to tighten up a letter be sent to each group explaining the school board's posi- tion in the matter. In its letter, the board explained that the proceeds from the school bunding sinking fund "shall be appropriated exclusively to the .cost of constructing new school its! Buildings or remodeling or build- on the jjug additions to existing school companyj A proposal that members of thej' [four operating brotherhoods on! of the state or purchasing equipment "emryesSy. at 2 a. m., today. tions. "It is our continuing responsibility] under high pressure. therefor and the purchase of real as sites therefor." The board, then explains that it the tain the blaze in a relatively small i shoreward section of the pier. the tn pvninin what hanoened ocrainot. "on- __ sinking fund levy ana tflat i. is earnings from LJl U V t iUJ.if-, J Ai w.u, i I the same for shipping; and After agreeing with the assem- a continuing, three-power review of J (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) TWO BILLS socialists who communist. are bitterly anti- A Few Twisted Girders and a scorched ornate balcony are left .of the ballroom on Million Dollar pier in Atlantic City, N. J. Fire raced through the 43-year-old landmark on the boardwalk early today, causing in damage. No one was hurt. Damage was held to the boardwalk side of the pier by firemen responding to a general alarm. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) what happened i immediately before the crash. His brother also was asleep. Miller says that he was driving west along highway 61 and noticed the cattle truck approaching. When he saw that the oncoming truck was crossing to his lane of traffic, Miller drove off on the shoulder of the road and applied his brakes. The Leppert truck struck the transfer j truck almost head-on. I The cattle were spilled out on the i high way and one of the steers was killed. The remaining animals wau- !dered away from the accident scene but were later rounded up by au- thorities aided by volunteers. The cattle truck is described by Sheriff Fort as a "complete wreck" and damage to each truck has been estimated at more than Only injuries suffered were a bruised knee reported by Howard Leppert and a head bruise suffered by Robert Leppert. Neither required hospitalization, however. The cab of the cattle truck was telescoped by the weight of the cat- tle thrown ahead by the impact and Sheriff Fort expressed amazement that Howard Leppert was not pin- ined behind the steering wheel of I the truck. It is believed that he was .thrown to the side of the cab by the impact and thus escaped serious injury. WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 81; minimum, 47; 52; precipitation, .18; sun sets to-1 night at sun rises tomorrow at! FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Clear and colder tonight with temperatures near the freezing point in rural areas and 36 to 38 in the city. Wednesday fair and continued quite cool; high 56. Additional weather on Page 14. claims by union members against the railroad. Humphrey Urges School Aid Grants Washington Senator Hum- phrey in a letter to Senate Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois, last action on a night urged bill making prompt federal grants to states for school construc- tion. The initial measure provides for state surveys of their building needs. Backs New Methods "It is also our responsibility to make use of new method such as cost systems and other improve- ments in management where they will increase efficiency and, in aU respects, see that we get the most from the tax dollar." A corollary to the government's responsibility for its own econom- ical operation is the awareness of government leadership for the economy of the country, Youngdahl declared. (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) YOUNGDAHL sinking Ithe board's best judgment that Two Young- Sons of the Joseph Kortbeins perished in their Wausau Junction, Wis., home Saturday while their mother was next door. The boys were one and three. Inferno turned mother, other rescuers back. (AP. Wirephoto to The Bepubucan-Herald.) the ten-mill levy be continued for six specific reasons. Reasons of Board The reasons cited by the board include: now in the sinking fun is not adequate to take care of the building pro- gram that will be necessary to house our children in the public schools. The board of education wishes to continued the pay-as- you-go policy and save the bond interest for the taxpayers of Winona. know now that the Lincoln school should be replac- ed. The University of Minnesota survey which will be completed this year will show a recom- mended location and size of school. Jefferson field stadium has not been completed and still needs dressing rooms, shov.'ers and storage facilities. The cost here will be comparatively high. survey of our elementary buildings shows that a conserva- tive estimate for the next six years is a need for 16 additional classrooms on the level from the Kindergarten through the sixth grade. Three rooms are avail- able now, meaning that 13 addi- tional rooms will have to be built exclusive of the Lincoln school. National statistics show (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) SCHOOL LEVY Cincinnati Exchange Votes Down Merger Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati stock exchange members yesterday voted, 11 to 8, against merging with the new Midwest Stock Exchange in Chicago. The Chicago unit Includes Minneapolis-St. Paul, Cleveland, St. Louis and Chicago.