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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                W EATHER Clnnrij wurntfr t with JTormoon, Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press R EGISTER Now (or Swimminr Pool Election Noretnber Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 179 W1NONA, MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 1 7. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Miami Isolated by Hurricane Coordination of Highway 61, Lake Project Asked Lieutenant Colonel James C. Carries, above, Is governor of the British-American area of the free territory of Trieste, un- der terms of Italian peace treaty ratified In Paris. Ho will re- main In office until a perma- nent governor for the free state is appointed by the United Na- tions. (A.P. Wlrephoto.) Denham Studies Time Extension For Affidavits N. Den- ham, general counsel ot the Na- tional Labor Relations board, dis- closed today that he is considering union appeals for a five week exten- sion of the time to flic non-com- munist affidavits under the Taft- Hartley act, Unless Denham thousands of cases pending before the NLRB may be thrown out without further hearing, stort- ing next week. Park Board and City Councilmen Discuss Proposal Coordination of the suggested new route for the four-lane highway 61 along the south shore of Lake Wi- nona with the future dredging of the lake was endorsed n't a meeting of city officials, members of the city council, park board, and members of the highway committee of the Association of Commerce at a dinner meeting at the Hotel Winona Tues- day evening. Under the plan outlined, the city council working with the park board will at an early meeting, through resolution or motion, make formal request to the Minnesota state high- way department for a conference at which a definite effort wll be made to consolidate the two developments. At the present time, H. G. Hyines, chairman of the highway committee of the Association of Commerce who presided at last evening's meeting, pointed out the state highway de- partment has preliminary surveys under way for the construction of a 250-foot-wlde four-lane new, high- way 01 between the Junction of high- way 14 and 61 and Minnesota City. Plan Formal Requeat At a conference this spring of state highway officials, and city council'mcmbern the matter of con- tinuing-' this development eastward along the south shore of-Lake Wi- nona was informally discussed. High- way officials asked that the request for such a development should come officially from the city of Winona. Since this Informal meeting, bend Issue has been made avoilabl for the further development anc bcautlficatlon of Lake "Winona. Th Marshall Blasts Soviet Challenges U. N. to Act in Greek Crisis Hits Ruts Attitude in Korea, on Arms, Control and Veto By John M. Hlchtower New York a speech irlstllng with censure ol Russia, Secretary ol State George C. Mar- shall challenged the United Na- tions today to make a "supreme ef- "ort" to break the world's "deopen- ng political and economic crisis" and save Greece from the "attacks" of Its Balkan communist, neighbors. With undiplomatic bluntness, Marshall accused Yugoslavia, Al- lanla and 'Bulgaria of "hostile and aggressive" acts against Greece, told low three Russian vetoes had blocked security council action to jrotect the flung this! harp warning1 to the 55-natlon U.N. assembly: "This assembly cannot stand by s a mere spectator while a mem- icr of the United Nations Is en- .angered by attacks from abroad, f the United Nations should fall to rotect the Integrity of one small tate, the security of nil small tales would be placed In jeopardy." Marshall laid before the assembly a seven-point action ramatlcally reversing program, American park board is now In a position tc continue dredging operations. In so far as future development o Trieste Quiet After Rioting free territory of Trieste called down today. The city of Trieste, where three were killed and nearly 100 Injured in four days of rioting be- tween Slavs and Italians, was quiet. Yugoslav troops denied entry yes- terday to the U. S.-Brltlsh northern zone of the territory by an American outpost appeared to bo sklrtinf? that zone for a routing crossing of Yugo- ulav-TriMtc frontier to their own occupation JUne In the itouth, British Major General T. S. Alrey, commander of Trieste, proposed yes- terday that the- Yugoslavs head southward across Yugoslav territory for the crossing. Ho declared that, entry of the Yugoslav military via north border "might have led to bloodshed" through provocation of the predominately Italian popu- lation of the U. S.-Brltlsh zone. Tactical headquarters at Ducna castle in Trieste denied today an announcement at Allied military headquarters yesterday that the Americans fired a warning burst from a machlncgun In their show of force. Tactical headquarters said an armored car crew sighted a rna- thc lake and the suggesteoMilg-nwwy rsrcuting could-be Joined In dredg xst material being taken out to deepen the lake belni used for fill for the high- way, thus attaining two. purpojes it once, it waa the ast evening's meeting that the city should approach the state highway grants this lee- officials to clarify this part of the work before dredging of the lake is resumed. It was further pointed out thai plans of the highway departmcnl call for the development of a new connection with highway 61 from the Wlnonn street end of the new bridge, probably south along Winona street with- an underpass at the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul Pacific railroad tracks. With the new routing on the south side of the lake, this would mean a new bridge across Lake Winona to connect with the four-lane highway. This project also would be related to the dredg- ing operations planned by the park board. Aldermen present at the meeting, William P. Theurcr, president of the city council, Walter A. Dopku. Stanley Wleczorek, Joseph Dcttlo, Howard Baumann, Lloyde Pfelffcr and Jamcx Stoltman, endorsed the proposal, and with Mayor John Drucy assured the meeting that they (Continued on 3, Column 8) LAKE PROJECT icllcy on the veto issue and de- manding that the assembly set up ;s own full-time security com mittee vto backstop the veto-ridden icurity council. Used Only in Force He announced that the United States now favors drastic "liberal- ization" of the veto by eliminating it entirely from all security councl decisions on Pacific settlements of International disputes. The veto could then be used only on Issues In- volving forceful action against ag- gressors. He also called for immediate creation by the assembly of a Greek border' Russia had vetoed in the security council; bhrew the Russian-American dead- lock on Korea into the assembly; asked an assembly -solution for Palestine; demanded that come to terms on atomic 120-Mile Russia energy control and called for vigorous planning of arms regulations. Prior to Marshall's, speech For- eign Minister Jaime Torres Bodet of Mexico told the assembly that per- sistent use of the big power veto has paralyzed the cause of -world jeoce. Diplomatic Offenslre He declared there is a danger that ,he abuse of the veto in the U.N. ;ecurity council "may make peace mpossible" and appealed for a limit as to its use. For that purpose he would have he assembly's proposed security ommlttce In constant session, and would give it a membership of 65 members like the assembly itself. Here in a nutshell is the seven toint program Marshall laid down n perhaps the bluntest policy pcech ever made to the United The Well Known Miami Skyline is dimly seen through, the haze of flying spray of the approaching hurricane this morning. (AP Wlrephotp to The Republican-Herald) Florida Coast Citru. Crop in Danger; Trees Flattened Miami, Fla. A cyclonic tropical storm tore Into Florida's lower e.iAt coast today, Isolating Miami and sending thousands of refugees streaming from flood- menaced Okeechobec lowlands. Shortly before noon, the monster hurricane wius charted "very near" the cou.st, a short distance south of Beach, nnd was swirling to- ward land ten miles per hour. The storm, which was born In Caribbean eight days ago, was ex- May Switch Aboard U.S.8. Mlnouri with, rrenldcnt of thix balllenhip brlnrlni Prenldcnt Truman home from Brazil safd today they are pre- pared to take "evaaive action" if neceiwary to avoid a hurricane off the of Florida. The Miuouri waa around >M miles of St. AucuiUne, and appeared unlikely to ap- proach within Mveral hun- dred milcK of the dow-movinc Ktorm center. If a chance of course should become to avoid the path., the battleship could out- run it. The Miwourl IK scheduled to debark the presidential party Friday at Norfolk. Va., and Mr. Truman to-be back in the White Houge Saturday. Italians Strike; Bigger Stassen Asks Food workers, som of them already on strike irepared today for a country-wid demonstration next Saturday agalns the high cost of living. Leaders said hundred of thousand] of union members would move into city public squares throughout Italy Rome newspapers variously dubbed the demonstration a "march of hun- ger" and a to revolution.' Glsueppo De Vlttorlo, communist head of the Italian Confederation of Labor, and Pletro Menni, pro-communist leader of the Socialist party, publicly denied there would be a revolution. In a statement, Di Vlttorlo said "present strikes and, those that will follow" were "brought about by mis- cry and economic want" among the people and were backed "only by Cations by an American leader: Italian laborers, of all parties." 1. United States will i But ho added that Saturday's demonstration had been organized chlnegun over the heads of the Yu- goslavs' advance did not shoot. detachment, but Continued on Page 3, Column 8) MARSHALL Pickets Aid G.O.P., Toft Tells Los Angeles Audience By Jack Bell En Route to San Diego With Taft Senator Tart (R.- traveled south today lor an a'erial look at the Colorado river basin, leaving behind In Los Angeles the Impression that Jeering union picketeers may go far toward projecting him active- ly into the race for the 1948 Republican presidential nomination. Introduced before" a Republican 2 Killed, 2 Hurt in Head-On Crash at Two Rivers TITO Rivers, young men were killed and a man and his wife Injured seriously early today in a head-on automobile collision at the southwestern outskirts of the city. The dead were: James E. Wagner, 22, and Walter F. Gerlach, Jr., 22, both of Wauwatosa. In serious condition at Two Rivers hospital were Edward Zahn. 31, and his wife, Ermo, 30, both of Manlto- woc. Zahn suffered a skull fracture and a fractured leg, and his wife suffered o broken neck and fractur- ed leg. Dr. Theodore Teltecn, Manltowoc county coroner, planned to hold an inquest today seeking the cause of the mishap. gathering as possibly, "the best qualified man in the United States for Taft Indicated tha ho thought CJ.O. and A.P.L. pickets who booed his entrance into the hall might have lifted his political pros- pects. Associates have made no secret of the fnct that the Ohio senator, who heads the Senate's Republican policy committee, is primarily in- tent on this trip in finding out if lie stands a chance for election be- foi'o he decides on his return to Ohio whether to campaign actively for his party's nomination. Picket! Arrested Taft told an audience of Repub- lican organization members jam- packed into the Los Angeles hall that "It is pleasant to find so Although the Ohio senator did not acknowledge this directly, he Indi- cated by a scathing attack on President Truman's policies that the 1948 presidential than the congressional uppermost in his mind at this time. Prisoner of Radicals Taft called Mr. Truman a "prison-; or of the extreme radical wing" o the Democratic party. Although he has declined to talk intra-party politics, the Ohloan as sumed responsibility for denning as the "fundamental" question to be by political parties "supporting the campaign against high living costs and speculation." Prices of some foods have more than doubled in the last six months. On strike today were about 000 farm laborers in northern Italy, about steelworkers in Milan, Turin and other cities, and bus and railroad office workers in some southern, central.and northern lo- calities. Foreign Aid Session Andresen in Stockholm Stockholm A rncmber subcommittee of the American congressional com- mittee for foreign aid headed by Representative August H. Andresen (R.-Mlim.) arrived here by special plane from Olso Tuesday night. The subcom- mittee will contact Swedish cabinet members today and pla.ni to proceed to the Hague Thursday. Vlinneapolis Grain Exchange to Meet on Trading Values Minneapolis R. H. Tearse, said directors of the Uinneapolis Grain Kxchange would meet again Thursday at 2 p. m. o consider the request of the com- modity exchange authority that rading value be set at 33 V., per ent of the market value of grains. o decision was reached at a Tues- ay session, he reported. Soaring U. S. Prices Linked to Aid Abroad iecided in the 1948 election "the ssue of a free self-governing people against totalitarian government.'' Blaming President Truman for carrying on what Taft said were the 175 Exhibit 900 Hogs at Junior Show 175 -Midwest boys and girls, exhibiting more than 900 hogs, competed today in the eighth annual Chicago Junior Mar- ket show and sale at the Chicago stockyards. masks represented Hitler. both Taft and In introducing: Taft to the Re- publican audience, John Barcome, chairman of the Los Angeles He- publican Central committee, de- clared: "It has been said and many times repeated that Senator Taft is the best qualified man in the United States for president." Tax and spend and many people here in the hall and ate parry Hopkins' theories to out in the street who are interested onH fov In forwarding the Interests of the Republican party." Six paper-masked plcketers, one of whom bore a sign .reading "Don't call me Taft, my name is were arrested and booked on mis- demeanor charges of masquerading, with ball set at each. The Taft told the audience lost night: "Since President Truman succeed- ed to the presidency 'I know of no case in which he has recommended any substantial economy. I know of no proposal for federal expendi- ture which he has not endorsed. I have never known him to show the slightest Interest in economy of any kind. "If the people are really interested In economical administration of the federal government. If they are in- terested In reducing their taxes so that they may not be a crushing burden upon them, then there is only one way to: accomplish this and that is to elect a Republican president." By Marvin L. Arrowsmith Washington New demands arose on Capitol hill today for thi .dmlnlstratlon to weigh its foreign id program against soaring prices at home. But even as many lawmakers were voicing doubt that a special session of Congress should be convened to consider emergency help abroad, the State department heard its third urgent plea from Italy that the fate of that country hangs on additional American assistance before this year ends. Senator recent- ly returned from a six-weeks tour of Europe, summed up what appear- ed to be a growing sentiment among Congress members that prices at home and'demands for help abroad are "two halves of the same apple." At the same time the' general ;enor of congressional comment has jeen to proceed slowly. Senator Byrd said the American people "are entitled to a completely frank und accurate ap- jralsal of the foreign and ,hat before "new billions" are ap- propriated the people and their rep- resentatives in Congress should in the expenditure of additional funds to be requested under the Marshall plan for European recov- j New E. Stas son today declared America "shoul begin at -once a nation-wide! co ordinated, voluntary food conserva tlon program" and at the sam time he called for a special session of Congress to enact the Marshal plan. The former Minnesota governor only avowed 1948 Republican prcsl dential candidate, said in an addres- prepared for a state chamber o: commerce luncheon "The shortaRi of food around the world for this next winter requires immediate ae- ,'tion." Unless we conserve food, he add- ed, "the pressure of demand on dwindling food supply next winter will drive our high prices even higher and increase the danger of I boom and bust in the American 'economy." Stassen asserted that only the President and the government could provide "effective national leadership" for the conservation program. As to the Marshall plan, the World War H naval captain said "My urgent message today is that speed is necessary in its implementa- tion." "The he declared, "should promptly advise the country of the clear fact that Europe can- not move into this next winter without n definite program from tills country. Facts Known Before "The basic facts of this year's economic situation in Europe were known months ago. This is not a surprise situation. It Is a challenge that has been known for many months but not adequately met to this dnr." ery. Byrd said in a statement last night that "for nearly 14 years we have legislated in an atmosphere of emergencies and crises, making Dead or Missing As Follows Typhoon Tokyo Ploodwaters of the rampaging Tone river swept to with- in two miles of Tokyo's eastern sub- urbs tonight as unofficial estimates Jumped to the number of dead, missing: and injured in the typhoon- bred disaster. Another levee break on the Tone river threatened to add new tons of water to the wide stream sweeping ;oward Tokyo. Advance fingers or the flood were expected to hit the suburbs sometime tomorrow. The entire district was evacuated to the accompaniment of warning sirens. Kyodo news agency reported a new compilation showed 774 dead, 158 injured and missing: throughout the 20 prefectures re- sorting storm damage. The official dentil toll was some 300 ]ess than Kyodo's figure. Among the dead were two Ameri- can soldiers of the First division who Crowned when their truck ran into a washout near OJim last night. Supreme headquarters estimated he known dead or missing at Without detailed breakdowns frdm he 15 prefectures. stricken on Hon- hu, tlie main island, it was impos- ible to check the two totals. Of primary concern to the Jap- pected to rip across the Florida peninsula, with peak Intensity in Fort Meyers area about nightfall. Winds "considerably above 100 miles per hour" beat down trees, broke communication lines and flat- tened light buildings as the storm mounted in force. Miami bad gusts up to 108 miles per hour, and coast; guard at West Palm Beach, said 120-mile gusts were rfommirn its installations. A dozen commercial used in service to, Fan-American coun- tries were smashed when blasted an airport at Miami. Hundreds of thousands of persons in the hurricane daneer zone fled, to public shelters, and huddled to schools, courthouses, federal bidd- ings and hotels while the ferriflc storm lashed the coast. An estimated persons streamed in a dismal procession through Sebring, in headlong flight from Lake Okeechobec low- lands, where 1.500 persons drowned in 1S28. The beating winds backed up the waters ol the huge, dike- 'ijound lake, and Sheriff John Kirk exclaimed: "I hope to God, dikes hold." The coast guard reported a 38- foot picket boat and a crew of three had disappeared on rescue and (Continued on Pace 3, Colunn t) HURRICANE Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and vicinity Increas- ing cloudiness and somewhat warm- nose was the. threat to the food upply, already short. Even in pad- ;es where the crop Was not wash- d out, the ripening rice was ex- ected to be a total Joss unless high recedes within 36 hours. er tonight with showers late tonight and ending Thursday forenoon. Clearing and cooler by Thursday night. Low tonight 55; high Thursday 65. Mostly cloudy -with scattered light showers, except la extreme southeast tonight. Thurs- day general showers and quite cooL Easterly winds 25 to 35 miles per hour. south, consid- erable cloudiness north and central portions tonight and Thursday. Xn- Scassen ssid the Marshall 'is not a perfect plan" but "we need to realistically face "As Europe moves into this nex1 jlcak winter, there fire only two proper consideration of vital mat- plans for is the Mar- ters impossible." Declaring that the public has the' right to know what has been done shall plan, and the other Is the he said. The address had been described with "nearly in for- by the Minnesotan a week ago elgn aid' 'expended by the United jone "of some major significance" in States during-1 the last two years, which he would outline his views on 3yrd classified the world economic policy. His ap- Greek-Turkish aid program among pearance here is one stop on a busy the "past errors" of Congress schedule which is tnk- cause the matter was not submlttcd'.ing Stassen from Oregon to New The the United Nations, Italian Ambassador Alberto Tar- :hlani underscored Marshall's earlier declaration that Europe will have to jave help before nexs year with his hird call in ten days yesterday on Jnder Secretary of State Robert Lovetc. Aftedwards Tarchianl told report- rs that Italy needs more American dollars, wheat and coal and must lave year "to assure the ife of Italy as a European nation." The ambassador said he got the 1. A lull accounting of what assurance" that this coun- been done and the results. i try would do everything "within the 2. A-bill of particulars of what thejlimits of possibility." But he said administration plans to the prospects appear poor to him. Clash Inevitable former Minnesota governor said "Our country is now engaged in a basic world-wide competition of ways of life" with the United States as the strongest exponent the Iree of life" and Rus- sia of the opposing ideology. "As I see it, it is Inevitable that ;his competition and clash will con- he said. "But.it is.not in- evitable that it will lead to war. "In fact, if we remain strong in a. military sense so that we do not tempt others to seek a decision by (Continued on Pa KG 4, Column 4) STASSEN Elizabeth Quinlan, tore Founder, Dead Minneapolis Elizebeth C. Juinlon, one of the founders of the oung-Quinlan Company here, died jjn. termittent light showers north, slightly warmer tonight, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 72; minimum, 50; noon, 72; precipitation, none; sun. sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHJOtE Max. Mia. Pet. 43 Monday night at her hctne here [Kansas City Angles after a short illness. Miss Quinlan operated the store until May, .1945, when the business was sold to a Chicago firm. Since then she had devoted her time, to the Elizabeth C. Quinlan Realty Company of which her nephew Wil- liam Lahilf, is part owner. La Guardia in Critical Condition New York Fiorello H. La Guardia, 64, whose colorful public career has included 12 years as New York city's mayor, collapsed lost night at his home and he remained in a grave condition today. Dr. George Bachr, his pliy- sican said that La Guardia "suddenly collapsed and sank into a deep stupor'1 and his condition was too critical to permit moving him to a hos- pital. Last June 18, La Guardia underwent on operation for a pancreas condition. Dr. Baehr said he had not regained his strength and that during the past week he had been falling rapidly. S4 SO 69 90 56 Phoenix .........104 St. Paul New Orleans Seattle 66 62 52 70 45 75 .03 .14 .02 DAILY RIVER BCIXETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Change 14 12 2.4 6.0' 3.1 4.2 2.4 5A 10.1 4.1 7.5 S3. 15 4.6 Red Wing Lake -City Reads Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5, T.W. Winona (C.P) 3 Dam 6, Pool Dam 6, T.W, Dakota (C.P) Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T.W. La Crosse...... 12 Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand 2.1 Zumbro at Theilman 3.1 Juffalo above Alma 2.1 Trempealeau at Dodge 0.7 Black nt Neillsville 2.8 Block at Galesville 4- 2, ia Crosse at W. Salem 1.6 3 Root at Houston'.....6.0 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to "Gnttenberr) There will be little change in the iver stages throughout this dis- trict for the remainder of the -week unless heavy rains occur. .1 .1 .1 a .1   

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