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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER tonic tit Full Wire News Report of The Associated c ONTRIBUTE To Community Checi Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 205 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Ded i 350 Attend Cooperative Dinner Here Power Co-ops Far From Socialism, Speaker More than 350 persons, Including cooperative leaders from Minne- sota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois, past and present Dalrylund Power Cooperative board directors, power company guests, Dalryland employes and construction engineers attended the dedicatory banquet of the Dairyland Power Cooperative's power plant at Alma Thurs- day evening sit the Winona Ath- letic club. Guests of honor at the banquet sitting at the speakers' table, were William J. Ncal. Washington, D. deputy administrator of tho Rural Electrification administration; Rep- resentative August H. Andrcsen, Bed Wins, first Minnesota congres- sional district; Wlnona Mayor John Druey: E. J. Stonerrmn, PlattevUle, Wls., president of tho Dalryland Power Cooperative; J. R. Barton. Madison, associate professor of rural sociology at the University of Wisconsin; Miles McMlUon, edi- torial writer for the Madison Capi- tol Times; Earl F. Wisdom, Dos Moines, Iowa, counsel for the Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative associa- tion; Vern E. Aldcn, supervising engineer nt tho plant, and John P. Madgctt, La Crossc, general 'man- ager, Dairylund Power Cooperative. In delivering a welcome to the guests, Mayor Druey drew a con- trast between conditions In this area before and after the advent of power cooperatives. Tho response was given by Mr. Stoneman, who was also the toastmnstcr. Co-op Defense Mr. Wisdom, in giving one of the main speeches ot the banquet, de- clared. in a defense of cooperatives against private entrepreneurs, "Co- operatives should not have to pay Income taxes because they arp agents. And agents do not havo to pay such taxes. When formers and business men cooperate in a community, there Is a live, growing community; but when they do not cooperate, there Is a community too dead, to skin. "Co-ops ore not socialistic, as Is often charged, because farmers arc naturally antl-soclallstlc. They arc further from socialism than Hope Held for End of Maritime Strike delegates and union representatlveii said to- jicr group in mo umi.ua omiw. day they were nearlng an agree- Polntlng up tho growth of REA mcnt aimed at ending maritime farms in his homo state of Iowa, strlko which has tied up French he net the total number ot REA Thursday morning. Nearly maritime workers were off the Job, demanding 15 "Tho electrical power pcr ccnt pay Increases, ne concluded, "is desperate In the A special government committee United States at present. Thcro Is convened In mid-afternoon to try to not enough power generated today find a formula for ending a strike to take care of needs because of Of transport workers whose the great increase In the use of demands for more money have tied electricty. This Intensifies tho only up the buses and subways of Paris solution, a great increase In the since Monday, number of electric power plants, Generators Need Repair such as the one at Alma." Workmen hurriedly tried to re- Congressmen Andresen, following pair nine of 'the subway system's other group In tho United States." Shown Welcoming Cooperative notables to Winona at the dedicatory banquet for the opening at Alma of the world's largest cooperatively-owned steam electric, plant, owned by the Dairyland Power Cooperative, at the Winona Athletic club ThursBay evening is Mayor John Druey, center, left photo. Others to right, are William .J. Ncal, Washington, D, deputy administrator of the Observance of Meatless Days Spotty, Survey Finds By Tho Associated Press Meatless Tuesdays and eggless and poultryless Thursdays are being observed by only part of the nation tho government's emergency food conservation program, surveys indicated today. The program, in effect fo? the last two weeks, Is "gaining momentum" in the country's restaurants, the National Restaurant association said. However, surveys in several cities showed no material drop In tetail sales of meat, eggs and poultry in about 60 per cent of the places since President Truman urged observance fit the meatless and poultryless days. Some Drops Mr. Truman's request for all Am- ericans to abstain from meat on Tuesday and eggs and poultry on Thursday, tho survey showed, ap- parently Is being observed in many of tho nation's larger cities New York, Chicago. Philadelphia, Pitts- burgh, San Francisco, Washington and Kansas a drop in retail sales of one or more of the commodities was reported. Los An- geles, St. Paul, Detroit, Boston, At- lanta and Seattle reported 110 ma- terial change in sales attributed to the conservation program. Trade officials in Washington ex- plained a decline In meat soles could be attributed to high prices, Clark Statement Meanwhile In Washington, Attor- his introduction to tho audience his introduction to tno suted, "Congress regards the REA were "sabotaged" during the night. as a business proposition, and I, as Representatives of two small inde- long-time member 'of the con- pendent unions, which voted Thurs- gressional agriculture committee, day to return to work, were m- always been interested in tho vltccl to attend today's met ting, Premier Paul Ramaaicr had an- of nounced earlier that he intended REA development program. Warning cooperative leaders SB? vssKfsg s down the Mississippi river to the said this ao no Koou UUIUM j down the Mississippi river to the gulf, unused." He lashed out at Minnesota Rep- resentative Harold Knutson as an enemy of cooperatives and said the best- defense of co-ops he had heard recently was made by a metropolitan mayor, not by a farmer or co-op leader, but by Minneapolis Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey. "Cooperatives had better worry about the restricting congressional legislation being Mr. McMiUen warned. "If you don't combat the enemies of tho coopera- tives, your growth may stop where it is, u situation that can only be fatal." Mr, Ncal recounted, that the Dalryland co-op had merited the "substantial loan made them by the REA." In further explanation of REA policies he said. "Tho gross revenue of REA cooperatives Is only exceeded by that of three public utilities In tho United States, those of New York, Chicago and Phila- delphia. Tho REA is iv farmer- owned cooperative. "Remember." he concluded, "help from the REA Is going to decrease more and more, so build your co-ops stronger and stronger. Brickbats arc always hurled at every big business; remember you're In big business now." Mr. Stoneman followed the speech-making with Introduction of all honored guests. Entertainment during the banquet was provided by a four-piece band. The Rev. Harvey Schweppe, Almn. gave the Invoca- tion. A large color photograph of the New ,Mma plant was mounted on the Athletic club stage center. It was flanked with flower bouquets. Storm Brewing Near Puerto Rico Miami, A tropical storm which the Miami Weath- er bureau said "may become very was reported about 125 miles north of central Puerto Rico today. It had winds of 3b to 45 miles on hour. 12 which officials sold the generators were repaired. Meanwnue in wasHington, ALUM-- seriously nurc ana w ney General Tom Clark said today Minneapolis' Swedish hospital were that he expects to comment soon ti nf on the Justice department investiga- tion of grain speculation. Clark, leaving a cabinet meeting 2 Dead, 2 Hurt in Hennepin County truck-Auto Crash Minneapolis Two men were killed -and two more Injured Thursday night In the collision of a gasoline truck and auto at a township road Intersection near Hassan, In northern Hennepin county. Those killed when the truck turn- ed upside down onto the top of the passenger car after the impact, were John Llebau, 20, and Robert Ende, 1G, both of Rogers, which is near Hassan. Seriously hurt and brought to James Ende, 17, brother of Robert, and Raymond Broun, Albertvllle, Minn., the truck driver. Dr. Russell Helm, coroner, said Clark, leaving a cabinet meeting Dr RUESeil Helm, coroner, said of the partition plan, opposed vio- the White House, was asked about tno three occupants of the auto lently by the Arab countries, now President Truman's disclosure to alwere returning from a hunting trip lies in the hands of 31 member na- ncws conference Thursday that the I hen the mishap occurred. tions who declined to register their news conference Thursday that the mishap occurred. deportment is investigating alleged __-------------- gambling on grain and cotton ex- changes. Clark told reporters the inquiry only started about a week ago, but that he "probably will have some- thing in a week or ten days." Ing a beer and ale shortage. Dutch Army Starts Four Batavia Drives Batavia, The Dutch "me army command announced today that four "clearing" sweeps Rural Electrification administration; Congressman August H, Andrescn, Red Wing, flrst Minnesota con- gressional district; E. J. Stoneman, president of the Dairyland Power Cooperative, and Earl F. Wisdom, Des Moines, Iowa, counsel for the Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative! association. About to christen the new Alma plant, right, with a. bottle of "white gold Ic blond, blue-eyed Miss Dorothy Rongstad, Osseo, Wisconsin Dairy Princess. (Republican-Herald Photo.) Palestine Issue Still Uncertain BULLETIN Lake Success The United States formally asked tho United Nations assembly to- day to speed Korean Independ- ence by setting: up a special1 commission to observe an early Korean election ot a national assembly. Lake As the United Nations cleared the way today for tackling-proposals aimed at solving the Palestine question the official record showed an almost even divi- sion among delegates on the plan to partition the Holy Land into separate Arab and Jewish coun- tries. When general debate on the, problem ended Thursday night 14 j of the 57 member nations, includ-' ing the United States and Russia, had expressed support of partition, while 12 others had declared their opposition to the plan. for Showdown But It was apparent that the fate of the partition plan, opposed vio- Clouds Of Smoke were loosed today from the factory and, ware- house of Schaefer, Inc., refrigerator manufacturer at Minneapolis as flames from a lire burst through tho roof. Tho third floor was gutted. (A.P. Wlrcphoto to The UnionsFocus on Polls; Murray Re-Elected By The Associated Press With Internal factional issues settled for the time the country's two largest labor organizations today prepared to turn from their own convention differences to play stronger roles than views in general debate. Their po- sitions will not be made known un- til the showdown vote conies. Britain, who spoke for the sec- REA Deputy Lauds Quick Construction About 500 at Dairyland Power Co-op Ceremony By SUff Ainu, About 500 attended official dedication cere- monies for the opening of the Dalryland Power Cooper- ative steam electric plant here morning. Speaking from n flower-bedecked dedication platform located outsida the plant, flanked with microphones, William J. Neal. deputy adminis- trator of the Rural Electriflcatloa administration, which furnished, funds for the construction of tha plant, urged listeners "to follow up what you have done here until you have attained the minimum goal of cheap, dependable and electrical service to all rural fam- ilies. Erected Quickly "This plant makes tho cost less, per kilowatt of available capacity, and has been erected more cuickly than any similar plant In the coun- try. It will serve Preceding the actual dedication speech. Alma Mayor E. A. Hltt, the message of welcome to specta- tors. He described the Importance of such power plants, spcaklns seri- ously of "the (rrcat amount of drudgery they relieve In the of American farmers." The Dalryland response was givea by E. J. Stonemon, PlattevUle. Wls, president of the Dairylnnd Power Cooperative. He discussed the dif- ficulties of starting such a cooper- ative, lauding Its backers with statement, "farmers represent tha best In the American of life." Plant Chrlxtened Actual christening of the plant was done by blond, green-eyed. Miss Dorothy Rongstad. IS. Ossco, Wis- consin Dairy princess. Queen Dot. with. closed, eyes, smashed a of 'milk against the cornerstone, after speaking briefly on the ef- fects of such a plant on the neigh- boring area. Other Bpcaktrs during tlie dedi- J. K. Barton, associate profesior of rural sociology at University of Wisconsin; Iver Wen- nerholm, resident engineer, and John P. MadRctt. general manager of the Dalryland Power Cooperative. Music by the Almn. High school band filled speech Intermissions. The plant christening was carried over die Arrowhead network to Duluth-VIrglnia, Minn., region. Mr. Neal'ii dedication address broadcast on Radio Station WEATJ, Eau Claire, only. A half-hour Radio Salute to Dairyland was broadcast over a 15- (Contlnned on PMT 3, Column S) UNIONS President Philip Murray to his eighth year. Murray was re- tained In office by acclamation, a over Palestine, lias Republican forces operating---------- of Java and Sumatra over which the Netherlands claims control. Stasseri, Taft Assail Policies Of Democrats Before Ohio Group sign that his fight, to keep the [communist-line left-wing majority 'neith-'of the union impotent was success- ful. Earlier in the convention, which British Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech-Jones told the 57-nation as- sembly's Palestine committee that Britain would give up her mandate and withdraw from the riot-torn Holy Land, but he made it clear that his government would not re- main responsible for Pales'Hne through an indefinite transition pe- riod pending, the final achievement of independence. The assembly's Palestine commlt- ;tee was scheduled to hear final for will end today, Murray obtained unanimous adoption of a foreign Organizations re-elocted Troops on Border, Arabs Say London Two Arab poli- ticians declared in a news confer- ence today that armed Arabs were camped on Palestine borders unanimous aaoption 01 a loieigu were 83; mnmum. noon, policy resolution including a pledge to oppose partition of the Holy 7g. prccipitation, none; sun sets to- of allegiance to the United States Land and that a "unified military night at psun rises to- 0 i_ TTmrrnw ilL government and its democratic command Is now in existence." ideals. Green Appeals In -San Francisco, the executive j said armed volunteers from auovu __ of the American Federation the brotherhood were encamped at north, 65 south, formal politlcallEl Arlsh, a coastal Egyptian town 33 north, J1 MU Ho said other armed Arabs contlnu: committee for Palestine today and tomorrow and tackle definite pro- posals Monday. Meanwhile, a source sold that the U. S. may formally submit today her already announced proposal for the inde- pendence of Korea. Republican-Herald.) Columbus, Ohio Potential Republican presidential can- didates, Minnesota's former governor, Harold E. Stassen, and Ohio's senior senator, Robert A. Taft, tossed bouquets at each other Thursday night before lashing the Democratic administra- tion in speeches from the same Columbus platform. Stassen already is an avowed candidate and Taft wUl an- nounce his decision about entering the race here October 24, The con- census is that he will toss his hat into the 'ring. Taft pulled no punches in casti- at pue no gating the democratic administration 30th on Its domestic and foreign policies, insisting that It had neith- er. In foreign relations, he declar- ed, "We do not know whether the administration Is leading us to peace or war." "The whole foreign he sold, "has been a riot incon- sistencies, and neither the people Brazil to Break With Russ, Report Rio de high gov- ernment source said today Brazil would break diplomatic relations with Russia shortly. He said an official announcement could be ex- pected within 72 hours. The basis of the break, the In- formant said, will be Russia's fail- ure to give satisfaction asked in a recent Brazilian note seeking an explanation of attacks upon Presi- dent Eurico Caspar Dutra, the Brazilian army and the government by Izvestla, the Soviet government newspaper. Nursing Fees for Private Duty Raised or Congress have been advised what the real facts are." Stasseri, less critical of the Tru- an administration, devoted most of his speech to his conception of the Republican party of the future. It should become "the party of he said, In contrast to the Democratic party "becoming known as the party of gloom." Tncy adressed the annual confer- ence dinner of the Ohio Federation for the 3 p. m.-ll p. m. period of Republican Women's Organiza- when the association said nurses i-rt nnt-.nm. ir tinner- ly held by John L. Lewis, president Of the United Mine' Workers. The convention closed with a were along the Syrian border. authoritative vehement plea by 74-year-old Pres- ident William Green for A.F.L. members to "forgot petty bicker- ings. I beg, I plead for unity, 1'or Other Developments Other labor developments: A National Labor Relations board trial examiner, hearing evidence in connection with a charge that the A.F.L. International Typographical union and its Baltimore local had failed to bargain in good Inith with 22 Baltimore print shops, today ad- mitted minutes of contract negotia- tion meetings. A merger of the United Railroad Workers of America and the Indus- trial Union of Marino and Ship- building Workers, C.I.O., was an- nounced in Boston by heads of the two unions. :ong tne jsyriiui uuiuci. A Jerusalem dispatch quoted an currlng as light rain dipl-atic source as say- TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE ing today that were five miles from the Pal- Chicago ostlne frontier. Central M.E.A. Elects Officers troops St. Cloud, Minn. slate of officers; elected Thursday, presided' as the Central-Minnesota Education association began the second of its two-day session here today. William Frcy, Red Wing Crosby-Ironton, Lnkc clty William rrcy, Lnfce was chosen president and Olfia Bcnds 12 Peterson, Alexandria, Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS mild tonight, lowest 52; "somewhat cooler Saturday, highest 75. Minnesota: Generally fair, some- what cooler tonight and, Saturday. Wisconsin: Generally fair tonight and Saturday. Cooler northwest f porion tonight, slightly cooler north. London Two Arab poll- and west portions Saturday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 34 S at noon today: i, 83; minimum. 54; noon. EXTENDED FORECASTS Mustafa Momen, Moslem Broth- erhood representative from Cairo, turc average g to 12 degrees T.W. 3.1 plortpd directors: Grace-Nel- winona (C.P.5 33 5.4 Winonn. (C.PO Dam e. Pool Dam 6, T.W. Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T.W. La Crc-sse 12 5.4 10.2 4.3 7.C 9.6 1.8 4.7 TribuUrx Streams Chlppewa at Durand 2.1 Zumbro nt Thcilman 2.0 Buffalo above Alma.. 1.8 Trcmpcoleau at Dodge 0.6 Black at Neillsvillc.. 2.6 Black at Galesville 2.2 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.4 1 Root at Houston ......5.5 2 RIVER FORECAST (From to Guttenbenc) During the next 48 hours the river will remain practically stationary over the entire district. t
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