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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                W EATHER V.I 10 (Dill Innllht FrliUjr. w INONA Need! m Auditorial Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 251 WINONA. MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 11. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Children Ask Good Fellows For Clothing 1CAHS come li to tho a o o i Fallows. Honrt touching letter thnt bare th hearts of ohll drcn n n d thcl K o r MO n low ploke nt rnnclom item today's mull. Dear Sant My daddy hn no work and w need something to out and (tome thing to wonr. I am nine years ol( and 1 am in the third gruclo. I hav A brother that Is MX years old imc hr Is In tho flrnt grade. Then have n Mstor who In two years old I need some underwent My brotho nereis overshoes. My sister need shoes. We would like some toys, O, Mr. Good Won't you mtiko us ChrlNtmas. Merry Our Daddy Is In tho hospital anc don't know whon hn will bo home My mother works whon she ciin bu cnn't buy us whtit wo nil noeel. I hnvti n sister, 13, and thre' brothers nnd myself. I am nln yrnrs old and In the third grade Please give what wo need. We al need some wiirm clothes. My broth ers are seven nnd ton your old. Flense send toys too. M, Yes. there Is nood for a lot o Good Fellows this year, Unroll to dny by forwarding or bringing to The Uepubllcnn-llerald your con trlbutlon. lie a Clood Fellow now. Be A Good Fellow The following Is a list, of contri- butions to the Good Follows fund to dnte: Previously llstril Union oluS 18.00 A friend from St. Churlrn 2.04) Helen 2-00 Mr. and Mrs. A 10.00 Mr. mid Mrs. Knoitrom '.00 Liberty J'uper Ilox Com- pttny Mr, unrt Mm. J. Flyer's tlon Another retired J.OO Head of French Mission Revealed To Be Communist By-Carl Lieutenant Colone Raymond Marqule, chief of the ousted French repatriation mlsslor to Moscow who ye.itordny allaokot his government for "malicious attitude" toward Russia, wan Iden- Ulfed todny M R communist of many years standing who wants to In the Soviet union. One of Veterans Minister Krun- coln Mltternnd's aided declared thai If Marqule's last nigh In Moscow "are confirmed he wll be dismissed and expelled from the army M soon ns he (tots back.' Murqule and the four other mem- bers of the mission nro duo to leave Moscow tomorrow. Expulsion of the French mlwlon was reported In ft Soviet note which thn French government yesterday refused to accept because of Itl strong language and the fact It hac bern published before delivery. Murciulp accused his government of plotting for throe months to evict the Ruiuilan mission from nnd of systematically carry- ins out this plan. His statements were published hero toclnv in tho communist newspaper Lllumanlto Marshall May Open Centennial Of Htnte OrorK" Marshall hits aoouptocl tentatively an Invitation to deliver tho multi address nt opening ol Wisconsin's centennial colobnvllon In Madison January 6, Assembly- man Oru D. rtlco (It.-Doliivan) chalrmim of the state centennial eommltlre, said tnrlny, MitrHhiill told tho committee ho plnnnrrt to nniKr tho trip to Madi- son unless unforeseen official du- ties prevented, Kleo fluid, Minnciotan Whon Home Burnt Middle ftlver. Ant- tlln. flJ, nf Middle River, tiled nf nurrocittlnn Tuesday night when flrn swept ihrmiKh his home, formed n human chain to the Iioute itnrl round Anttlln <-ollitp.ied at (he of I ho stnlrs. Ite tnken to Thief Ulvor Falls but wivs jirtmounretl dead on arrival nt it hospital there. Antllln, unmarried. survived by n brother nt I'nllsivdP. Minn, Aid Backers Press Toward Vote Housing Authority To Spur Building Urged for Winona 40 Civic Leaders Meet Under A. of C. Sponsorship Stops Winona can take to on- cotirngo construction so that now housing hero will catch up with tho record In comparable and small- er MlnnoHOta cities woro outlined at a mooting at tho Hotel Winona Wednesday evening. Stuart Rothman, St. Paul, di- rector of state housing and devel- opment, recommended to n group of 40 representatives of tho build- Ing Industry that Winona follow tho load takon by Hlbblng, Duluth Albert Loa, St. Paul and Minne- apolis Ion establishing n housing authority. Such an authority. Rothmnn de- clared, can utlllxo an act of tho 1047 legislature authorizing, cltlos to engage in low-cost housing con- struction or In tho redevelopment of marginal areas an housing proj- ects. Wlnnna How far Winona lags behind in housing construction1 was polrf.ec out by 0. Paul Vcnublcs, president of the Association of Commerce which sponsored tho mooting. Von- told tho group, whloh mot for four hours, that In 1047 Wlnoni has completed 42 standard houses while Austin has completed 101 Owatonna 05, Albert Lea 100. Man- kato and North Mnnkato 184 and 8t. Cloud 238. Those figures, he said are exclusive of basement homes adding that doodvlow built about 30 houses this year 'These salt! the associa- tion president, "have the same problem an we have here. They are overcoming the housing shortage We haven't and our' city Is lUffcr- nir because of It. "You talk about Industrial devel- opment. You can't have It unless rcu have a Rood housing construc- rlon  tn t !rl ]n tho cemetery ed to March 1, 1D40, tho day tho BQt Honkamp said a package, con- taining a newspaper clipping of the Identity of Letter Writer Sought in Weckler Search Sennett Refuses to Take Lie Detector Test Applcton, WIs. The dra- matic Georgia Jean Weckler In- vestigation, which has blazed throughout the Midwest on a score ot clues since the eight-year-old Port Atkinson farm girl disappeared May 1, centered in this central Wis- consin city today where authori- ties were trying to learn the Iden- tity of the author of an anonymous letter. District- Attorney Elmer Hon- kamp said last night he would ap- peal by press and radio for a girl from nearby Kaukauna, who wrote a letter concerning a pair of con- victed murders, 'to come forward, Identify herself in confidence and give information he believes might girl's letter yesterday from District Attorney Francis Qarlty, of Jeffer- son county, and that the note had been written following the news- paper publication of- photographs of Buford Sennett and Robert Winslow, who were fiontencod to life terms for tho slaying of Carl Carl- son, of Superior, a University of Wisconsin medical student. Convict Identified The letter, Honkamp sold, Identi- fied one of the convicts (it did not specify which one) as a man who picked the writer up while she was hitchhiking to Appleton last sum- mer. The driver, the. writer said, made advances and frightened her. Forced to stop by a flat tire, the driver told the girl not to try to proposed law would die. Export Controls Continued 2. Continue for one year from February 28, 1848, the President's authority to regulate exports, and authorize the President to fix maxi- mum mark-ups in export prices over domestic prices, 3. Continue for the name period existing law .authorizing, the .Presi- dent to allocate rail transportation facilities, such'as boxcars. 4. Increase-from 3S per cent to 40 per cent 'the gold reserves be- hind currency Issued by federal re- serve bonks; Increase from 25 per cent to 35 per cent the gold re- serves Federal Reserve banks must carry to support deposits of com- mercial banks. Senator McCarthy (R.-Wls.) sug- gested that voluntary meat ration- Ing be added to the four-pillnt program..... Present Comments President 'Truman met Republican counter-proposals for wage and piico legislation today with tho de- claration that anything less than the administration's ten-point pro- gram for curbing living costs will j inadequate, Mr. Truman told his news confer- ence that he will submit to Con- jrcss in n couple of days specific legislation covering the wage and price controls which he has re- quested. Tho President added that he also expects to1 submit other proposals to cover all the ten points outlined his first message to the special session...... In a sharp criticism of one fea- ture of the proposed Republican program, Mr. Truman said the jountry's anti-trust laws will be enforced to the limit as long as he s president. Jerusalem Gates Close on Battle Jerusalem British troops blocked tho gates ol Jerusalem's old walled city Just before noon today as firing in its ancient maze of streets reached proportions which indicated a battle of proportions had Broken out -between Arabs and Jew- ish Inhabitants. Closing or tho gules barred further exodus by both Jews and Arabs, who had been frantically moving out their possessions In army ;rucks throughout the morning. Several hundred families already have fled tho walled area, which In normal times has a population of about Arabs, Jews and others of mixed mostly Armenians and Greeks, Tho battle apparently broko nub whon Arabs occupied a synagogue and hoisted tholr Hag over the bulki- ng. They later were driven out jy tho Jews, One Arab was re- jortod killed and two Jews -wounded n this engagement. Arab sourcos said two more Arabs woro killed In an attack on the wall surrounding tho ghetto-llko Jewish together with quarters. Those killings, others reported from different sec- ;ions, Increased to 140 the number of fatalities In Palestine during the 2 days of communal strife rctmlt- ng from the United Nations deci- sion to partition the Holy Land. [owa-Born Operatic Tenor Succumbi at 67 Lou Angeles Vcrnon Stiles, 67, Internationally known operatic ;onor, died Wednesday after a brief llnoss. Born In Ottumwa, Iowa, Stiles dang In light opera In the United States, studied many years In Eur- ope and appeared In numerous cltlei Ho retired in 1024. Weckler girl's disappearance, pages of a detective story and a Wiscon- sin road map, had been found In an Appleton cemetery last June, about a month after the girl's dis- appearance. He declined at present to say In which cometory tho find was made. Tho district attorney said an inves- tigation probably would be made of tho cemetery, but that he hoped first to locate and talk to the firl who wrote the letter. Sennett Refuses He Teit- Ho said the note had been writ- ten to Dane County District Attor- ney Edwin Wllkie, who, In turn, for- warded it to Garlty. Fort Atkinson is in Jefferson county in south-cen- tral Wisconsin. Earlier Wednesday, Sennett re- fused flatly to submit to a lie detec- tor test In connection with the Weckler -case, despite tearful picas from his parents and his brother, Robert, '18, who visited him at Waupun prison. District Attorney Leo Lownik of (Continued on Page 3, Column S) SENNETT Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and ing cloudiness and not so cold to- night. Snow beginning late tonight; low 15. Mostly cloudy with light snow at Intervals Friday; rising temperature, high 26. Minnesota: Considerable cloudi- ness tonight and Friday with light -snow tonight and continuing north Friday, not quite so cold south and extreme east tonight. Wisconsin: Increasing cloudiness tonight with light snow beginning northwest and spread- ing over remainder of state by early Friday, Not so cold tonight. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours cndliiB at 12 m. today: Maximum, noon, 13; precipitation, none; sun sots to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pre. ItumldJI U 1M Chicago ..............30 24 Duluth Firemen Battled. This Dlaie early today In downtown Philadel- phia Pa., coffee-tea warehouse. Owners ol the warehouse said large supplies of packaged coffee and tea were destroyed. The wrecked tho warehouse but were stopped from spreading to ncaroy buildings. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Six Survive Labrador Found Dead Calif ornian Held In Killing and Cremation of Kin George Sausallto, Calif. Kasolas, C8, today was charged with shooting his nephew, then cremating the wounded man on a gasoline fed pyre. Kasolas, who lived on a house- boat in San Francisco bay, was ar- rested yesterday after a 90 minute stand against somo 75 policemen, sheriff's deputies, state highway patrolmen and guards from nearby San Quentln prison. The nephew, Pete Hadzes, 58, was wounded two hours earlier with a homemade shotgun slug, then-burn- ed to death on the waterfront near tho houseboat, Police Chief James Doylo Kasolas; "Pete owed me money. He no would pay. What would you He said police found six wallets Westover Meld, U. S. Air Transport command an- nounced today there were only six survivors of tho 29 American mili- tary men aboard the huge tram- port plane that crashed in Labra- dor's Icy wilderness Tuesday mid- night. A doctor who landed at the wreck- age eight miles north of Goose Bay reported that 23 were Wiled In the crash. Names of the survivors and dead are being withheld pending receipt of a complete report. A driving, wet snow has prevent- ed any large-scale rescue operation but doctors and medical suppllea aro being landed by helicopter. A space has been cleared within half mile of the scattered, charred wreckage. The huge transport plunged nam- ing to earth in forested, hilly coun- try that could not be reached by air or ground for nearly 24 hours. A rescue party traveling overland with dog-sleds reached the wreck- ago lost first reports of tho survivors came only after the landing of a radio-equipped hell- copter. Stormy weather hampered com- munications even though only eight ,18 International Falls ...16 Los Angeles ..........01 Miami ................78 Mpls.-St, Paul ........23 New Orleans .........60 New York ............37 .34 ,_ 2 43 74 4 49 30 28 32 12 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN .85 containing In Kasolas' pockets. miies separated the scene of the He reported the leather-faced Ing Greek and his nephew had been feuding flvo years. Rescuers Rushed To Pennsylvania Mine Blast Scene Wllkes-Barre, res- cue crews and nmbulnnccs were called to Franklin colliery of Le- hlgh Valley Coal Company early this afternoon after an explosion was reported to have occurred un- derground. Tho colliery Is in near- by Wllkes-Barro township. Six men w'cro killed and nt; Iciust thruo others hurt- Company officials said they had no exact ties. information on casual- Phoenix Washington Edmonton ............25 Wllkes-Barre General hospital re- ported that arrangements had been made there to receive three injured .21 Reporters were told that eight mine workers were In the section Red Wing Lake City Dam 4, T.W. Dam S. T.W. Dam 5A, T.W Winona (C.P.) Dam 0, Fool Dam 0, T.W, Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T.W. La Crossu Flood Slago 24-Hr. Stage Today Change 14 3 12 2.6 6.1 4.4 2.7 3.4 5.4 0.8 4.5 7.5 9.2 2.3 4.0 .1 '.1 Tributary Streams Chlppcwa at Durand 5.0 Zumbro at Thcllman Buffalo above Alma 2.8 Trcmpcalcau at Dodge 1.6 Black at Galesville La Crosse nt W. Salem 1.9 Root at Houston 6.3 -H .4 .1 .2 .2 .2 .6 BIVEK FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttenberr, Iowa) During the remainder of the week, there will be very little change in the river stages throughout this dis- trict. when the explosion occurred. Short- ly after It occurred the colliery was ordered closed. More than 200 men nro employed at the Franklin. San Francisco Called Red Center 'San Francisco The San Francisco grand jury termed the city the second largest communist center In the United States In a report last nipht urging establish- ment of a police intelligence de- partment to hunt reds. The report recommended that the Communist party "be Imme- diately outlawed in the United States." "This city is the administrative center of communist activities In the western United States and Ha- waii as a vital shipping and transportation center, San Fran- cisco Is in a prccarioas position when exposed to such active dis- ruptive elements within the it said. i from the Goose Bay airfield rescue operations are being directed. It wasn't until day break that the first word came from Goose Bay. It was a terse message reading only: "Believe there are some survivors. Rome in Grip of General Strike men of Italy's three armed moved Into Rome today to help police keep order In the capital, ridden by itt flrst gen- eral strike since prc-fancUt ilnys. Home A "paralyzing left- ist-directed general strike gripped Rome today but many workers, ap- parently with their Christmas pay envelopes in mind, reported for duty and stood by In the hope the work stoppage would be called off before nightfall. As the day wore on, however, there were no signs of an end to the strike. Strong concentrations of police and troops took up throughout the city, while other forces armed with rifles and ma- chlneguns patrolled Home In Jeeps. It was estimated that workers were made idle by the strike, the first general work stop- page in the Italian capital In 25 years. The strike arose out of the plight of Rome's estimated unem- ployed. The Issue was seized upon sucfdenly by the leftist foes of Premier Alcldc dc Gaspcri after a skirmish between police and Jobless rioters in the slum suburb of Prlma- vnlle, in which a slum-dweller was killed. Measure Held to Be Over Hump House Approves Amendment to Use Surplus By DoufUs B. Cornell claim- ed today that the emer- gency foreign aid bill is "over the hump" and drove for final passage In the House. Representatives Vorys (R.-Ohlo) and Jarman (D.-AlaO, told report- en they figured the bill skimmed over Its biggest hurdles the House late yesterday decisively re- jected amendments to: Cut the bill to Reduce It to Raise It to The House today approved an amendment to the emergency foreign aid bill which, might make the program cost the United States more through use for relief abroad of surplus foods bought up by the gov- ernment. Wood tTse Surplus The amendment, approved by voice vote, was offered by Repre- sentative Jack 2. Anderson (R.- It would compel government agencies, chiefly the Commodity Credit corporation, to sell surplus products for foreign aid at prices which CCC officials have estimated would mean a loss on present holdings. That estimate docs not take into account citrus fruits, in which An- derson is Interested, and which may be bought later by the ICC In ac- cordance with government support programs. Vorys, piloting the bill through the House, said he saw no objec- tion to the Anderson proposal it was In accordance with the ob- jective of substituting plentiful for foods In helping hungry, broke nations through the winter. The House approved by a vote an additional amendment by Representative Crawford (R.-MlchJ to let the Treasury moke up what- ever loss CCC suffered, inti- mately, of course. Congress woold have- to appropriate funds to the amount. The CCC now has on hand of dried and frozen prunes and raisins, potatoes and sweet potatoes purchased under price support arrangements. Jarman sold he thought oppo- nents probably mustered their peak power behind an amendment by Representative Lawrence H. Smith, to allow the even for winter help to Italy. France, Austria and China. House turned it down, 147 to 87. "We were afraid of that Jar- man said. Jarman Amendment He himself was planning an amendment which In effect would add to the measure. The idea, he explained, Ls to give China that amount by adding the money to a foreJgn relief law enacted last May instead of requiring the ad- ministration to help China out of the In the current bill. The foreign aid bill merely author- izes the spending of money. the House passes It, the Senate and House will have to compromise dif- ferences. While refusing to change amount of money, at least for time being, the House did into the bill several Two arc aimed at communism The lawmakers accepted first a pro- vision by Representative Rivers 
                            

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