Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Xnnvr Mnrh rnldrr vllh hunt c OME TO THE Winona Mardl November 6-7-S Full Leaded Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47, NO. 223 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 7, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Knutson Drops Extra Session Tax Plea Mavors And Their Wives from nine surrounding cities were feted today at a luncheon sponsored by the Elks club "in conjunction with WInona's Mardl Ores'. The mayors, along with Mayor John Druey. winona arc shown above. Standing, left to right, are Norman Berg, mayor of BusMord, Minn., Harold 81 of Preston. Minn.; Edward Rivers, mayor of Rollingstone, Minn.; C. JGleason, mayor of Arcadia. Wis.: Edmund Hltt. mayor of Alma, Wls., and Valentine Thoeny, mayor of Fountain City, Wis. Seated, left to right, are Anton Tschumpcr. mayor of Hokah, Minn.: Mayor Druey, Winona and Emll E. Oreme sbneh. mayor of Lewlston, Minn, Clifford Benson, mayor of Peterson. Is not shown. Mayor SruVy introduced the visiting mayors and their wives to tho more than 100 banquet guests present, and Leo C La Franco acting president of the Winona Association of Commerce, welcomed the Buests. The mayor" nml their families came to Winona for tho celebration and many of their cities arc m was the character balloon m. to YUiS HI HI mt-ii w represented by bands. Tho big event of today's program was the character balloon at p. m, but a. storm of near-blizzard proportions blew into tho city about 1.30 p. the crowd. .______________ Five 4-H Girls, each representing a different Winona area county, were chosen as queens of the Winona Mardl Gras Thursday night at a banquet at the Hotel Winona. The five queens will be offi- cially crowned at the Mardi Gras masquerade dance Saturday night at the Winona armory. Left to right the 4-H queens are Janice Scharlau. 16, Arcadia. Wis.. Buffalo county; Hoyse Fruechte 20, Cale- donia Houston county; Janice Erickson. 35, Lamoille. Winona county; Arlene Wold, 15 Rush- ford Mmn., Flllmore county, and Ethel Berg, 17, Whitehall, Wis., Trampoaleau county. The girls were chosen at the banquet by each separate county 4-H group. Attending the dinner were iO persons in- cluding county agricultural agents, home demonstrators and 4-H girls from the five Robertson; chalmlan of the Winona Association of Commerce agricultural committee, gave the welcom- ing address A. J. Anderson, executive secretary of the Winona Association of Commerce passed pink carnations to the 4-H girls. Robert Clayton, chairman of the Mardl Gras queens coronation, acted as master of ceremonies. Members of the agricultural committee of the Winona Association of Commerce who acted as hostfl to the girls were Leo La France. C. P. Crawford, Mardi Gras Off To Rollicking Start, at Show Downtown Area Jammed for Parade; Helicopter Expected Here Saturday Overcast skies .and the approach of near-blizzard weather failed to dim the spirits today of several thousand Winona area Mard Graa participators hero to see the two-mile, 12-unlt, character balloon parade through tho city's Ilag-festooned downtown sec- tion at p. m. Rain bepim falling about noon and at p. hour De- Tore began to snow and sleet. There was a strong wind blowlnK but the streets wore rapidly filling with crowds. All public and parochial schools wero dismissed for the pro- cession. Stores and tho city building, however, were closed only during tho parade, which was to be replete with 13 bands, trumpet flourishes, color guard, special guests car, 12 sound-equipped moving plat- forms mounted on Jeeps, animated characters and 20 giant balloon fig- ures. This morning and continuing through the day, with the exception of the parade period. Mardl Grns treasure hunters roved through the stores of the H5 participating mor- chant.'i in attempts to locate prizes, Set to follow the parade was a mass concert of all participating bands on Main street In front of the postoMcc. Day-closer will bo the Wlnona-Hochesror High school foot- ball game nl fi p. m. today In Jef- ferson stadium. Itrvflcrs Some Winona area Mardl Oras revelcrn attended Thursday's opening day events-a truth or con- sequences furirr.it, boxing show and 4-H Mardl Gran candidates banquet. albeit dump, resounded with carnival outdoors by loudspeakers located outside downtown amusement places. 'Em- ployes of said places were nil garbed in appropriate Mardl Grns costumes. Some Jam-packed Winona area residents last night heard a lank. Jocund Twin Cities disc jockey ask of relatively unsuspecting Mardl Gras fun-seckcr.t such thought pro- voking ciui'.'itloriH aw, What will be the fliml score or tho Jtochcster-WliiQiw High school foot- ball game Friday night? What's rny wire's mothcr'rt first name? Time limit for tliese questions was l.R seconds. Genial riuliunastpr was Bob DcHnvrn, radio personality. Occasion was last night's opening truth or eonseriiiencra show at the Wlnonn Hluli whwl auditorium at- tended by l.l'iOO persons. A llko num- ber attended u repeat performance ut 10 p. in. Consequences Individual gem during the eve- ning was, George M. Roberton, president of the First National Bank or Winona, and n. S. Clayton, manager of the Wlnonn J. C. Penney Company store, fredintr eaeli other dry cereal, blind- folded, whllr lirith wero whirling "Yankee Doodle." Aldltu: In Hie run- off of tliis Ktunt w.i.': Have Morrlsscy, M3 Wilson street, Insuriuice man. Ice breaker for the evening's en- tertainment was provided by De- Haven's rlftit-mlnutc attempt to kiss semi-reluctant Uonnie Johnson, 17. Galer.vllle, a Trrmpealcau coun- ty Mardl Gras queen candidate. Miss Johnson's flushed countenance add- ed dlJ-tlnet color to the stunt. Coiv-erjueiiee of Krmirlh A. Mc- (Cimtlnurd mi race roliimu 4) MA K1H GKAS Over Attend Downtown Activitiet More tlmn (at- tended meetlnKS and entertain- In Winona. and parklnK space In the bunlnern dlxtrlot and for blocks In all di- up, Moro tlmn attended the Truth or Consequences Mardl at tho High noliool auditorium, another attended the. American Legion Ijoxlnie the armory, 500 Scottish Rite Masons attended a dinner at the Masonic temple anil two Hotel Winona. dinners for the Mardl Gnw Queens. A regional retail food dealers meeting drew another 250. Won't Be Content As Running Mate, Stassen Declares E. Stas- .scn muclc it doubly emphatic Thurs- day night that he Is seeking the presidency on tho Republican ticket and not tho vice-presidency. At La Guardia Field1 as he left New York by plane, Stassen told reporters that the vice-presidency would bo "definitely unacceptable" and that his campaign for tho top npot on tho ticket Is "coming along In an encouraging Asked if ho would accept tho nomination as vice-president on tickets headed by cither Generals Dwlght Elsenhower or Douglas he answered the same "no" to New York newsmen. Arriving in Minneapolis a few hours later, he reiterated those statements and added that his sup- porters were being greatly encour- aged by reports from tho Midwest, Stmwen said his backers estimated ho would receive. 100 of tho 130 votes to be cast at the convention by delegates from Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota on the first ballot. Ho said It- was still too early to predict his possible strength In the rest of the country. Tho former Minnesota governor said ho would make a campaign swing through tho South November 7-21, with appearances In Louisi- ana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Florida. Molotov Talk Solidifies Aid Support Wuhlnrton Marshall plan storm sJgnals flew over Capitol hill today, but administration leaders credited Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov with unwitting but power- ful help In their presesslon drive for congressional approval of a Eu- ropean recovery program. Molotov's Moscow radio blast at the United States, In which he said that Russia's struggle lor power "Is pinpointed for many lawmakers the antlcommunlst color of proposed stop-gap and long-range economic aid. Senator McOrath (D.-R. chairman of the Democratic na- tional committee, said grimly'that Molotov had defeated his own pur- pose If It was his aim to discourage American action to help the West- ern European nations outside the Soviet orbit stay on their 'feet. Barrage of Live Chickens Make 'Squawk9 on Luckman Program By Str-rXuiff F. Green Washington the citizens food committee held fast .today .against an Invading force of "Hens for Harry" and "Leghorns for Luckman." The chickens, In crates of six to 20 birds, rolled into Washington to deliver a literal -'squawk from their growers against-the poultryless-eggless Thursday part of tho Presidents food con- New NLRB Ruling Weakens Position Of Holdout Unions Washington .The National Labor Relations board today knock- ed another prop from under unions whose officers refused to take the non-communist oath under the Taft-Hartley act, The board ruled that such unions can't get on the ballot fpr a bar- gaining election even if they al- ready hold a contract with the employer Involved. The decision came on a success- ful petition by tho International servatlon program. Food Chairman Charles Luckman refused to budge. While aides here shunted the stream of fowl to the Salvation Army for feeding the needy, Luck- man declared in Los Angeles: "Anytime, the poultrymen's asso- ciation or any one else can show By-Pass France, Italy on Aid, Andresen Says Washington Representa- us s. better way to save grain tlmn tive August H, Andresen by having poultryless Thursdays, we will be glad to adopt It." At tho White House, where three today proposed to the House special foreign aid committee that the French and Italian governments be by-passed In the distribution of a crates arrived addressed to Presl- large share of the food expected dent Truman, the onJy comment to Provided for. emergency Eu- was that the free poultry would wind up on the dinner table at the army's Walter Reed hospital. One largo poultry firm on Mary- land's eastern shore entered a dis- sent from the demonstration in a j Association of Machinists, giant In-jtclcgram to Luckman last night. _______ __________ 'Statements of this kind only Impendent whose officers have met If serve to solidify the American requirement, for an the senator told a reporter. York Senator Capper of Kansas, a Re- publican foreign relations commit- tee member. expects Con- of State George Marshall will sketch plant of Slgmund Conn. Inc. Tho board hold that tho C.I.O. Wholosalu and Warehouse Workers, whose officers have not compiled, may not appear on the ballot. The of State has had a contract for Senate and House mfv.R fhjm thrpp Monday. Lawmakers generally dismissed as with Conn for more than three years. The poultry he sell, the Corporation of Salisbury, "Please have them call us collect nncl we'll iirrnngo to have it picked up 1M hours." Two Grcenu county, N, fanners Thomas Albright of Athens and Henry J. Kreher of East Amherst said they sent chickens to point up the fact that hens which stay on tho farm for Inck of buyers money to be be argued long and loudly. The biggest question marks were ueing raised on the House side of iho Capitol. There, the special committee on foreign aid took official note of a possibility that Congress might not 36 able to complete work on an as- sistance program during the spe- cial session opining a week from Monday. t.------- Aliu it-KUiiuj' 4.JIAU w ji-o- a bluff and a sop to homo front tc, HCVOn othor coscs ,n wnlch morale Molotov's assertion that groups hftd sought bargaining elections before the is still be- rat-Hartley act was placed on the Heved to bo beyond the Russians. But while the latest verbal shots In the Moscow-Washington "cold war" obviously helped cement a growing Capitol hill determination to do something for faltering Euro- pean democracies, there was plenty of evidence that methods, proce- possibly tho amount of also threw out cut precious grain statute books. Included were- three Instituted by John L. Lewis of mis- cellaneous district 50 and two of the United Construction Workers, both subsidiaries of the United Mine Workers. Others were cases of "big 10" local of tho A.F.L. International Typo- graphical union in Chicago and three C.I.O. unions: American Com- munications association, Fur and Leather Workers, and the United Furniture Workers. Ilalleek Majority Leader Halleck of In- diana put the administration on notice that there will be no effort to am any proposition through that jody. Halleck spoke in a statement last night of "detailed accounting" and of "competent personnel" to admin- ister the long-range program for which President Truman may ask upwards of In aid lor 10 countries over a four-year span. "Tho Incompetence of tho admin- stratlon in handling funds is so ob- he contended, "that our task n Congress Is to write a bill that will spell out in detail exactly how the aid to Europe program shall be carried out." Lawmakers agreed this would take time and Chairman Arthur Van- dcnberg (R.-Mlch.) of the Senate breign relations committee made it clear that so far as he is concerned only the stop-gap program can hope or final clearance In the special aesslon. Russ to Boycott Little Assembly Lake SIIOOCNK an- nounced Intention to boycott the United Nations "Little assembly" was viewed by many delegates today as emphasizing the "real existence" of two worlds. Sir Hartley Shawcross of'Britain said that if there 'was any doubt separate cast and west worlds ex- isted this was wiped out when the Soviet bloc announced yester- day it would boycott Secretary of State Gcorgo Marshall's plan for a ycar-around of the asNcmbly. Russia and five members of the Soviet bloc announced the boy- cott after the assembly's 57-natlon political committee approved the Marshall plan by a vote of 43 to six. Russia's boycott drew an em- phatic protest from several dele- gates. Britain challenged Russia to take the issue to tho international court of Justice. This was the fourth announced Soviet boycott of a majority-ap- proved body. needed In Europe." a member of the spe- cial group headed by Representative Hcrtcr and chairman of a food subcommittee that tour- ed 11 European countries, told a reporter he thinks a substantial share of the food should; be given to low income groups through the international Red Cross and church organizations. "The American people want the food that we ship out for relief fending abroad to go to (.ho hungry people nnd l.hoso in Andresen said. "Under the present set-up we are providing food for the people in the European countries, but distribu- tion of this is being handled by the foreign governments who are sell- ing It only to those who can afford to pay." Tornado Kills 2 in Louisiana Golden Meadow, tor- nado swept the small village ol Goliano, six inllcs north of Golden Meadow, last night killing two per- sons and Injuring ten others. A holt hundred residents were re- ported homeless in the little village of trappers and fishermen, and two other persons, an elderly woman and on Infant, were reported missing. The tornado destroyed ten resi- dences and damaged a number of others. Intensified U. S. Propaganda Program Studied By John Washington M. HlRhtowcr Stung by the vigor of Russia's propaganda bar- rage, high government officials were reported today to be considering an Intensified American "truth campaign" abroad. At the same time It was learned that the State department is plan nlng to ask Congress, possibly dur- ing the approaching special session, for' an additional for its 'Voice of America" and other for- eign information programs. These disclosures came ori the heels of Soviet Foreign Molotov's declaration that the sec- ret of the atom bomb "has long ceased to exist." But it was other passages in Molotov's Red revolution anniver- sary speech which stirred the great- est resentment among officials here. Charges Renewed The caustic-tongued diplomat contended anew, for instance, that the United States is trying to ring Russia, with air and naval bases. Molotov mentioned In this connec- tion the American interest In Green- land. which all 1.1-ic American na- tions have declared to be a vital link In the Western hemisphere defense chain. In general the attacks of Molo- tov. Deputy Foreign Minister Vlsh- Insky, and the Soviet press and radio seek to prove that the United States Is out; to start a war against the Soviet union and tihat the other countries of the world should line up with, the U.S.S.R. In op- position to virtually all phases of American foreign policy. Alms of Propaganda. At the State department and elsewhere In the American govern- ment this line Is regarded as a three-way device to CD Rally people inside Russia behind the govern- ment; (2) Frighten the smaller nations into support of Soviet for- eign policy, and (3) Obscure the Postpones Drive for Cuts Until January Reduction Will Have Priority Then, Minnesotan Washington W) Tho Repub- llcim high command apparenUy abandoned today nil plans for tax reduction legislation at the special session of Congress convening No- vember 17. Chairman Harold Knutson (R.- Mlnn.) of the House ways and means committee said alter con- ference with Speaker Martin, "1 rather expect the tax reduction measure to go over until January." Knutson's committee handles tax legislation mid the been tho lending advocate of tux legislation, nt the special session. However, he emphasized to re- porters that taxes will be the Crrt matter of business when Congress meets in January for the regular session. Arranges Conference Knutson said the measure. If It becomes law, would moke the tax cuts effective as of January l, 1948. Speaker Martin amid yesterday it was his Inclination to put the tax measure off until Jan- uary, In view of the limited to deal with foreign aid and eco- nomic legislation at the special slon. It was because of Martin's state- ment that Knutson arranged conference with the speaker today. HrUIcck After-It broke up with Knutaon'm. announcement that he thought thcro would be no special Mcsloa action on taxes. Representative Hal- leck tho House Republican floor leader, told reporters: "As far as I have contacted ous peoplo there appears to be oa slackening In the Republican. mlnatlon to bring about tax However, there appears to be demand that It come up In special session. I think It Is highly: questionable that It will -come up." Halleck re-emphaaiied his for tax reduction. Weather direction and own activities eastern Europe. Intent of Russia's In such places as For some weeks there has been growing feeling among State de- partment, army, navy, and air force officials concerned with foreign pro- paganda policy that the present scope of the American information jrogram. Is not sufficient. Paitor to Fight [Drunken Driving Charge Toledo, Ohio The Rev. Howard B. Pilchard, 05-year-old Anti-Saloon league field repre- sentative charged with driving an automobile while flucnce of liquor, under plans the in- "to fight FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Snow flurries ending early tonight. Much, colder with hard freeze. Stronc northwest winds diminishing. Low 25. Saturday, partly cloudy and continued cold; high 42. Minnesota: Heavy snow with, strong northerly winds and much. blowing and drifting east portion tills afternoon and northeast por- tion tonight. Partly cloudy with, diminishing winds Saturday except snow flurries in northeast portion. Colder tonight with lowest tempera- tures near 20. Continued cold Sat- urday. Wisconsin: Snow extreme north- west and showers changing to snow Hurries remainder of state. Windy ivnd colder this afternoon. Cloudy and colder with freezing tempera- tures tonight. Snow flurries north and central portion, partly cloudy, rather cold and not so windy Sat- urday. LOCAL WEATHER Officials observations for the 34 this charge of the end." nmht'u'a't Jwun, ending nt 12 m. today: Mr Pochard Tad taken so much1 Maximum. 4-1; minimum. 35; noon. H one drtok befbrfhe was precipitation, .20; sun to- nigh! TaoS-night, at sun rises tomorrow man Sidney O'Dell and Kenneth Plciss said his automobile struck parked cor. "There has been a horrible mis- take, I am Farrcll said. Thcse Pedestrians Scurry Along a downtown Minneapolis street today, clutching hats and bundling coats closely as' strong winds drive wet, clinging snow into the state in the season's flrst snowstorm. The forecast called for continued snow flurries and dipping temperatures. The storm interrupted communi- cations between Minneapolis several Minnesota points. Rapid City, S. D., had a low of 17 nnd Bls- nmrck N D 38. Fairmont reported snow up to'six inches deep since midnight. The weather map on page 15 indicates that winona is in for her. share of the winter's opening. The city is in the center of a low area. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) at EXTENDED FORECASTS Wisconsin-Minnesota Temper- ature- will average near or slightly below normal. Normal maximum. 38 north to 54 south. Normal mini- mum 22 north to 33 south. Rather cold Saturday, becoming warmer Sunday and colder Tuesday. Pre- cipitation will be confined to scat- tered and recurrent light rain or snow flurries across northern sec- tions of Minnesota and Wisconsin. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pep. Chicago.............56 49 .06 Denver 32 15 .03 Duluth 38 33 .94 Kansas City .........67 35 Los Angeles .........72 50 Miami ..............81 76 Mluncapolls-St. Paul 40 35 .49 New Orleans ........73 60 .80 New York 51 Edmonton ...........28 20 .03 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Rod Wing 1-t 2.8 -4- .2 Luke City 0.3 -j- .1 Rends 12 3.5 Dam 4, T. W..... 4.2 .1 Dam 5. T. W..... 2.3 Dam 5A, T. W. 3.2 .1 Winona (C.P.) 13 5.4 4- .1 Dam Pool..... 10.1 Dam G, T. W...... 4.3 -f .2 Dakota, (C.P.) 73 Dam 7, Pool..... 9.3 .1 Dam 7, T. W..... 2.0 .4 Ln Crossc 12 4.9 .3 Tributary Streams Chlppcwa nt Durmid., 2.4 .1 Zumuro nt Thellman.. 2.0 Buffalo above Alma__12, Trempealeau at Dodge. 0.8 .1 Black at Galesville... 2.6 .1 La Crossc at W. Salem 1.8 .1 Root at Houston......5.8 J. RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnbcrc, Iowa) Fluctuations in pool levels will occur from strong wind action to- night but, in general, a slight ris- ing tendency will take place there- after due to increased flow.