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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER tonlfht; li K N EWS PICTURES Best In JOocM and Wlrepholos Dally VOLUME 47, NO. 1 04 Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated ---------------------------------------------------WINONA, MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING. JUNE 19. 1947 Member of the Audit Bureau of FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Plans For Huge Industrial Site on River Advanced Plans for a new Industrial area for Wlnona, with ample river frontage to care for Immediate and future requirements and to provide water transportation facilities for sevcr.il industries al- ready located here, were launched fit a meeting of business leaders with representatives of the U. S. Army engineers at the Hotel Winona Wednesday afternoon. Under the plan endorsed as "practicable" and "a a derp channel would be dredged In Crooked slough from Its mouth near the foot of Olmstend street to the Prairie Island road, about A mile. Industrial Kites would be adjoining the road and on lands bordering the slough. The dredging cost of the development. It was made clear by H. M. Anderly. engineer of the St. Paul office of the army Tigmeers. would he largely financed by government funds, pro- vicing Winona could show that such dredging is needed to make water transportation available to its industries. The meeting called by C. Paul Ve'nablcs, president of the Asso- ciation of Commerce, was attended by city officials, representa- tives of sportsmens organisations, the community planning coun- cil, small-boat harbor committee and the association's Industrial and river committees. Needed fox Future Growth "Present riverfront industrial J. R. Chappell, chairman of the association's industrial committee told the meeting, "are practically all utilized and the future growth of Wlnona depends on the development of now areas. "Ninety per cent of the people are wrong about the type of Industries desiring waterfront locations. They are industries of bulkv commodities like oil, coal, fertilizers and steel. General industries prefer cheaper locations. Waterfrontage to them is riot Important. Many people are wrong when they believe that in selling riverfront sites to oil companies, we are wasting locations that more desirable Industries might later acquire." Oil companies, he pointed utilize these sites, give employ- ment and become heavy taxpayers. "We should try to get all of this type of industry we can, as wcl: as he said. "Discovered" by Captain Frank J. Fuglna was credited with "discovering" the Crooked slough industrial area, which, Mr. Chappell pointed out, would provide water transportation for the Northwest Coopcra- Tive Mills, Inc., now building a plant In the district, and a large rlcvator. It would likewise provide many square miles of new sites for future Industries. The meeting he stated, was called for the purpose of discussing this Crooked slough Idea and Its future- possibilities. Mr, Fugina outlined the plan, and told of an Omaha concern which would employ 40 persons and Is Interested in the area, if :t Js accessible to water transportation. The channel could be dre-dged so it would not Interfere with small-boat dockage now in the slough, he added. Mr. Anderly told the meeting that of War department funds are available each year "without any strings attached" in the district north of St. Loul.s for dredging access channels to Industries. The largest amount available any year lor any one project is he said. A brief study of the proposed project, he said, indicated to hl.T. that It came within the scope or ihU authorisation, and that It seemed to him to be a very feasible natural." Procedure Outlined Mr. Anderly then outlined the procedure under which an ap- plication for funds could be made. It must be done by the city. Ownership of the land, chiefly owned by the city, was then briefly discussed. General endorsement of the plan came from Mayor John William Theurcr, president of the city council, and repre- sentatives of sporusrnen groups attending the meeting ns well as C. A. Choate, president of the Community Planning council. Floyd R. Simon, chairman of the association's river commit- tee, highly endorsed the plan, and suggested that a master plan showing all industrial sites In the city, be made by the city for in. getting new Industries. Discussion or. procedure followed, and it was decided that a committee of the Association of Commerce should worfc with the city council in advancing the plan. To this committee worn appointed, Mr. Simon, chairman, Mr. Chappel, Mr. Fuglna, J. R. McConnon, Mr. Thcurcr, Arthur Fair Dr. D. T. Burt. The War department engineers, Mr. Anderly Indicated, would make the survey as soon as proper application Is made and au- thority obtained. The committee will seek the cooperation of Congressman August II. Andrc.sen on the plan. East, Gulf Coast Unions To Vote on 5 Per Cent Offer Nnw com- mittees for t.hruo maritime unions and. 30 Ea.it and Gulf coast ship- pers reached an agreement early to- 15 Killed in Clipper Crash Eugene Nelson, 18, of Orton- ville, has been named Minne- sota's Star Future Farmer of 1947. Here he exhibits his vic- tory smile as he holds a check presented to him at the F.F.A, annual dinner held in connection with the F.F.A. con- vention at University farm. Press Photo.) Occupation Cash Probe Halts for Policy Statement Senator Styles Bridges called upon three cabinet officers today to outline this coun- try's official policy toward what the New Hampshire Republican termed Russia's "legalized looting of Ger- many with printing press money." Bridges is chairman oT a thrcc- commlttcs inquiry into the army's multi-million dollar Invasion cur- rency "overdraft." It resulted from the redemption of millions of Ger- man marks printed by Soviet occu- pation authorities from plates sup- plied by the American government. After devoting two afternoons to testimony from ranking aides, Bridges called a halt in the hear- ing to permit Secretary of State Marshall, Secretary of War Robert Patterson and Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snydcr prepare an outline of official American policy. No Date Sel The senator make clear whether the trio would be summoned for first-hand testimony or whether they would be asked only to submit statements. No date was set for the next meeting of the combined Sen- ate appropriations, armed services and banking committees. But Bridges told reporters the ad- ministration "cannot ask taxpayers to continue paying out millions of dollars to rehabilitate a wartorn world and at the some time allow this legal looting of Germany with printing press money." Assistant Secretary of State John H. Hilldring told the committee yesterday that Marshall still hopes she Russians will agree to some plan for operation of Germany as a single economic unit. Hilldring Joined spokesmen for the Treasury and War departments in defending the April, 1044. deci- sion to turn over the invasion cur- rency plates to the Russians, Reasonable Decision 'It was a reasonable decision and the only decision that could be Hilldring said, asking the senators to recall conditions that ex- isted then during a critical stage Soviet Called On to Decide Role in Aid Molotov Invited to Participate; Set Monday Deadline By Joseph E. Dynan rarls France and Great Britain have given Russia until Monday to decide whether she wants to participate in a collective effort to put postwar Europe back on its economic feet with American see continental recon- struction organized without the Soviet Union. They sent a note to Moscow last night inviting Soviet Foreign Min- ister V. M. Molotov to meet wih French Foreign Minister Georges Bldault and British Foreign Secre- tary Ernest Beviii during the week of June 23 concerning steps to implement the European recovery plan suggested by U. S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall. The note was dispatched after two-day Bldault-Bevin meeting here at which, the two said in a Joint statement, they welcomed "with the greatest satisfaction" the ideas expressed by Marshall Jn a speech at Harvard university June Quick Reply Expected Their joint message to Moscow proposed that the meeting of the three foreign ministers be held In a. "convenient" place to be agreed upon, but one well-informed Bri- tish source said the note made It quite clear that London or Paris would be considered most con- venient. Both French sentatlves said and British repre- the possibility of a Russian refusal had not even been considered by Bevin and Bi- dault and it appeared obvious that they expected a quick reply. Their note did not say so In so many words, but well-grounded informants said they were deter- mined to go ahead on the Marshall program without Russia if the reply from Moscow Is In the negative or said one "The question la Inconclusive. "We must- go British official, too urgent." Frew TJnrecponluva Thero was no Immediate indica- tion of what response Russia would make, but the Russian press haa taken a dim view of proposal, calling it merely an ex- tension of the Truman doctrine, which it described as an attempt to "exert political pressure with the aid of program of Inter- ference in the affairs of other states." The Joint British-French state- ment last night said the two for- eign ministers agreed' that Amer- ican aid was necessary. Both French and British officials said not2-.ing definite had been decided upon with regard to a pro- gram by the host of experts who have been In almost continuous ses- sion''Since Bevln arrived in Paris Monday. of the wnr. Senator Tydings (D.-Mcl.) sug- gested that had the Russian de- mands for the plates not been met the Soviet Union might have "con- cluded a separate peace with Ger- many nncl left us holding the Eurller Andrew N. Ovurby. a spe- cial assistant tit the treasury, and John J. McCloy. a former assistant day for settlement of the of war, tuKtiricd that 'Henry Morgenthau, Jr., then secre- tary of the treasury, had turned the plates over to the Russians here In 1944. Both said this action resulted from a Joint British-American de- cision after the Russians had re- fused all offers of printed currency instead of the duplicate' plates, McCloy, now president of the world bank, said he understood that the late President Roosevelt was consulted on the matter. Major Gfnrnil P. I... .vaid today that General DwlKht D. Elsenhower (above) has been approached regarding the presi- dency of Columbia university, Nrw York, but has no Intention of quitting us army chief of this year. Piirks. who Is chief of the army public relations division. the suggestion that Elscn- howt-r consider the vacant uni- versity presidency, came from certain members of the board of trustees of Columbia, "but he Is not in a position to discuss the matter at this time." issued a statement hfwr publication oC reporUi that Eispr-howrr had resigned its arrr.y chief of staff to bfcomu head or Columbia next fall. Merrill Woman Jailed for Evading Hotel Bill C'hi'-acD Mrs. Ruth Mas- sowd. 20. of Merrill. Wls., was sen- tenced to nine days In Jail yester- after .she admitted defrauding ticup on those coast on the basis of a five per cent wage increase. The settlement agreement, an- nounced at a. m. a. m. C.S.T.) by John W. Gibson, assist- ant secretary of labor, would benefit seamen on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts If approved by the unions' memberships and by the shipowners. On the West coast, Nathan Peln- slngcr. Labor department trouble- shooter, said that "undoubtedly the settlement on the East coast will be a factor to reckon with here, but Just what Its effect will be I can- ;not say." Joseph Curran, president of the National Maritime union
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