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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER rtni nn cold FM Full Leased Wire Report of The Preii Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47, NO. 267 WINONA. MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 31. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS COMING now radio can It. TWENTY PAGES V T f I 1 __________________________ _____________mm_u r____ ii Housing Greatest Need of City If Expa Winona Business Leaders Eye '48 With Confidence Full Production Proposed, Others See Area As Garden Spot, Inflation Feared of 1047 flridH Winona businessmen looking lor tho most with n confident fnco ftt tho economic htiisnrdN which 1048 mlRht hold. Statements from R dozen Wlnonn loaders or repre- sentatives or tho city's lending industries Indicated definite op- timism for Individual businesses, tho community and 'the nation durlnst the coming your. A few, however, pointed to tho dangers of Inflation and nbnormnl postwar nnd political factors which may be A pltfftU for IfHB ventures, Tholr statements Pioneer Limited Derailed Near Lake City, 13 Cars Off Track -........Oi i Flotchftll, manager, Swift A Company plant i It MUmntod by Kovornment that supply of meat available tor domestic consumption In 1P48 -will bv about Jon per cent small- Icr than In 1047. IT hi n rntlmntdd level, Imijiplv llip well Iwur lovolfl. linnnd for moat I product.1! hM been lntronK will 1 likely no Inn lonK M oon Ixumer purohnnlnK power romnlnii nt Wo fo.fl that In- wt I .Mil In00mn will Kim pro- Jownr bUfllnunn production, tcwothnr with monotixry and fiscal policies will contriSwtit morn to price stabili- sation than any other tuotoro. R. Froedtert Grain A Malting Company! are not In tho least nfrnld of an era. should It come, that sound business nnd management. In spite of tre- mendous obstacles, Kovornmcmb labor situation our pwt fiscal ycar been an extraordinary year of progress and with It we showed (creator A nnw molting plant and grain filevdtor of major completed this ycar In Milwau- kee hM Increased the maltlnir onpaolty by moro than one-third. With this additional capacity we will be nblo to coma much closer to taking earn of tho wiulrnntmts of mcml of our WP havn not boon to do so before although all our were procluolnR at capacity. WB have any malt to will ngnln try to sup- ply thr foreign customers wo hoforr tho war. Up to now. howrvor, wn liavp unnblo to malt because wo huvo felt a mornl obllKatlon to supply domestic cllntlllorn, food mnnufacturprs and other users of malt In thin country first, J. R. Chuppoll, president. Bunk of Wlnonn: Business in ID'H hit record poaco- time high.-! and from tho economic view of conditions, fouslntwt nhould be Rood through IP'lli, Yft, despltp two full of postwar prosper- ity, businessmen ure uneasy tho f u turn contains many uncertain- OPS. Thn vitality that propellrd tho rroord of Of aross national output has not diminished, yet If we we to pnjoy Mr. Chnppnll any permanence of this prosperity, there must bo full cooperation In nvoldlntf higher prlvos. curblnR In- flation. and avotdltiK (ho applica- tion of measures that mldht pro- duce an unnecesary rect-sslon. The er.tlro economy of thin area uppears Invincible, yet wo hnvo lenrnetl that WP arp not provincial Mid Are directly tiffi'ctod by na- tlonhl And world aflalrs. L. R. Woodwortii, Winonn Knitting Inc.: Thc Winona KnlttlnR Mills optimistically predicts i. full production year In Al- thouith knitted outorwpftr sup- ply met demand durlnff 10'I7 and is now strictly on a competi- tive baMs, we arp confUlont that the Winona KnlttlnK Mills can compete profitably with other knit KO--XI.I manufacturers. Wo have sprlntt ordcre now on our books that will keep our production at capacity until May, At that time WP ahull shift over to our now lino for summer and fall delivery and this from all Indications, will bo nt maximum production, i ilotluoiid expansion. pay roll ____ high prices. In 1030 there wore employes on the federal pay roll. Today there 000. Fcdornl ex- penditures have jumped from In to n prospective budg- et of 000 Lnrge moan taxes, and them. The government a good example by reduclnc Its own costs, but that Is not a popular rab- Joct with politicians. C. A. Choate, vice-president, H. Choatfi Company: In those of constantly rising prices wo must contin- ually and painstakingly noarch the markets for sound and urge the public to pur- chase savings bonds. Only In this way cnn wo combat the clangors of Inflation, We do not anticipate nny prloo Inorcwies of our products for 1048. Frank J. Allen, vice-president, Buy State Milling Company: Inorennod production morn Mr. Allim in iB4a-'40. J. R. Company i I'rospuoU for coming yonr np ponr oxoollont throiwhout the na- cold, was Company of tho 13 cars of distribution 1 n anticipation of a further. Increase In volume, no- our flold' orKnnlzntlon Inclleato that con- sumor Income In both city nnd r.inil areas will remain hlKh, Acl- vanooment In some of our linos will necessarily bo restricted by Industrial. Retail Space, New Homes In Quantity Needed Armour Company to Bufld Huge New Plant Along River; Public Improvements Waiting to Begin Winona must experience a building; boom In 1048 If the era. ot expansion which characterised this city and surrounding ureas in 1947 Is to continue through. 1948. The city today is bursting; at its seams. structures, wholesale and retail space, and many new the crying want of Winona today as it moves into the new year. Business leaders are in accord on this need, and are confident that Winona capital will respond during the coming year, launch- ing further expansion and construction to at least partly meet "NOW Industrial plants In. the blue print stage for city call for at least in construction. Public improvements, con- tracts for which will be advertised early in the new year, Irrvolv. another in expenditures. New homes beyond the dream staee if labor and materials are available, can pass the million stage, 11 ia.uui auu. durtoK thc n car. roadbed-.lnto frozen Lake Pepln 130 Encape Injury; Broken Rail Blamed Ily Staff Wi'ltcr Lake City, rail- road wrecking equipment today was pulllnp! damaged slcoplng cars onto tho tracks throe miles south of Lake m. today while traveling between C5 nncl 70 inlloii an haw. A brokon rail. In Mr, (Movers short supply of UU lUHItllUlfVU v (tome materials, others will fool tho Impact of rising costs, Wo foel that moderate advances In somo linos mlRht be necessary, although wo expect n decline In Inflationary pressures later In J048. B. A. and R7w. Miller, Miller WaiteMUU: oxpoct our buslnon In 10'ltl to bo n ropllca of tho lfl'17 your, which was fair. A good sharo of our business is con- luiKont upon tho stool supply, n.ticl unlott.t that OHMS consider- ably, and wo don't uxpcct It to, tuiMnms won't Improve, Raw materials and labor arc high, and tho tightness of stool Is iiffootlnK us adversely, althoufth 1047 was not n bad yoav from the production standpoint. For all business the honeymoon dooms to bo over, and thoro is plenty of hard work ahead. William Schuler, president, Schulcr Inc.: Tho heavy demand throughout tho world for of all types will niHiira pro.ipo.'lty during 1011) If wo arc ablo to pro- vent further in- flation. Increased production for ouch hour worked will result In maklnft moro sup- plies available. This will lower prices and fur- nish more ma- terial for a rnpld rehabilitation In---------- other countries. Mr, Sohnler WinCim's progressive civic ornani- nro developing' our Industries and making our city an oven bot- tor placo to llvo, Our ultimate well (Conllnnnd on Page 0, Column WINONA BUSINESS juu passengers. Tho Dlosol locomo- tive and first mall car remained on tho track. Tho train Is duo In Wl- nona at a, m, and wan running about 40 minutes late. Miraculously none ot tho passen- was Injured. PHvo Lake City physicians and two Wnbasha physi- cians were called to tho scene for examination of pasNcnftore within Iho cam, but not a Injury was i-oportod by them, beyond minor bruises. No .one from the train crow or tho passonpcr list reported to tho Lake City hospital. Happily reporting that absence of demand for service, hospital offi- cials recalled August 7, 1044, when (Continued on Piiifo IB, Column 1) WRECK 3) Weather Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and continued cold tonlftht; lowont flvo. Mostly cloudy nnd not o.ulto so cold Thursday with light snow by uftcrnoon; hlRhc.st 22, Minnesota: Clnar and continued qulto cold tonight, Thursday In- creasing cloudiness, rising tempera- ture west portion. Wisconsin: Clearing and quite cold today and extreme wust por- tion tonight. Cloudy mid somewhat colder with occasional light Know southeast portion, Partly cloudy and rather cold Thursday. Low tem- perature tonight ranging from five to 15 below north and west central portions and 10 to 15 abovo south- LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for tho 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 20; minimum, noon, 11; precipitation, none: nun sotn tonight at sun vlno.i to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pep. Bcmidji Chicago Duluth International Los Angeles Miami Mpls.-St. Pau Now York Winnipeg 18 48 22 15 CO 75 28 32 4 21 30 3 -10 40 72 5. 27 -28 ,02 T .05 No Paper Tomorrow Duo to thn obsnrvimcn of Year's ilay nnd to permit ploycs of Thc Rcpubllcan-Hor- 11 Id In spend the holiday with their families there will lie no paper nublUhcd Thursday. Republican-Herald photo None of the 130 passengers waalnjured. This view Is toward Lake City._____________________ Authorities Plead for Sober Driving A pica for sober driving and a warning tbal no exception will bo made to tho 1 a. m. clmi- Injc hour for taverns and burs were cohtalncd hi New Year's cvo mcssaRox from Sheriff Goorffo Fort and Chief of Police A. .1. Blngold today. As for truffle mifcty, Chief him only few to no to round out a full year without a truffle- fatality In the oily of Winona, while' Sheriff Fort Is Intent on .keeping the fiitulltlcg In the county 'to a lone accidental death. "If you drive don't drink." their advice, garnered from years of investigating traf- flo deaths. Frequently tlicy have found drunken driven a fac- tor. As to the 1 a. m. closing, both ShcriJT Fort and Chief Blngold point to Governor Lu- ther Youngdahl's admonition that no exception will be made to the law, that the closing will be observed even If It IB New Y. M. C. A. Fund Hits The fund to bnlld a new YJW.CJV. for Winona today reached It wu an- nounced by 'J. K. Chappell, chairman of the financial com- mittee railing the money. Sno- ccw of the drive to date amiro lUrt of project in 1D48, he The new building, to replace the one destroyed by are In February, 1945, will be located In the block bounded by Fourth and Fifth and Winona and Huff itrecU. The building probably "will face Winona street. It.U expected to between and 10% Freight Rate Boost Approved Wuhlnfton creases estimated to New rate In add 000 to the nation's annual freight bill will go Into effect next week. The Inteotato Commerce com- mission authorized a second ten per cent boost late Tuesday after a pre- liminary look at the evidence on in- creased operating costs presented by the railroads to support their plea lor a permanent 30 per cent hlfce. For Republican-Herald photo New Yuar Will be thc biggest task to be faced by many persons as they awaken after a galanlght. of One Winona has tho past year of Miss Wunderllch, a stenographer at the city engineer's office, see page 7. problem- otber actlvittes Beyond these scheduled Items, however, much new construction badly needed. Industrial expansion prwunnt oondltloiw llmlunt. reculvod by induntrul committee of tho AsuoclaUon of Commcroe, crowded conditions In many plants today, and the normal needs of a growing clt? for indus- trial housing space are all Indica- tions of the situation. Retail at Premium Likewise retail outlet at a premium. New businesses want to come to Winona, established busi- nesses desire to expand, but without any available locations In the down- town district such until new retail and houslnx li provided. Ixw eoit housing In, Jante voluma ia a paramount problem of today. The Association of Com- merce, veterans organizations, and other civic groups list housing Winona's Number One need. Or- (anixed efforts to attain such a goal through housing authorities are now pending. PubUc demand for housing grows dally In the commu- nity. Foremost, among the Industrial construction for Winona during coming year Is the fertilizer plant of Armour and Company, and an addition to thc present plant ot Vulcan Manufacturing Company. Expansion plans which may Include an entirely new plant, and vastly Increaned facllltiM, are belnr itudled by Archer Midland Company, already one of largwt "We reached no definite Harrey 8. Hogan, general of the plant. "We rout have more, trackage and nevcral hare bean under itndy by for Flax itraw ahlpmenta to the Winona. A-D-M plant were the largeU In history durlnc 1M7. The Mlller-rclpax Coajpnny taken over the former International Harvester building, 81 Walnut street. used by McConnon and Company during the war, under an eight- year lease from Latsch and Sons. and will modernize It to meet manu- facturing requirements. This plant Is In addition to its present facili- ties. Tile Miller Pclpax Company manufactures locomotive and other packings used by rail- roads and large Industries.. The J. R. Watklns Company which will move part of its munufacturlnic plant to Its new building now under construction enrly in the ycar, plans extensive expansion, and remodeling of present'plant facilities. McCon- non and Company, which during the past year, established a new manufacturing plant In the old Wil- mnr Company plant at the west limits of the city, also plans further expansion during the com- ing year. Further Improvements are pend- ing at thc Chicago and North Western railroad shops here, where a new cor building program is ex- pected to get under way early In the new year when steel available. Hotel Project Nearing Completion Remodeling will continue during ;hc coming year in the business district. The Hotel Winona program of improvement, wlilch has been under wny for the lost two years. will be completed during 1948. A. new coffee shop and dining room will be opened early in the new year on the lobby floor. Severn! downtown business es- tablishments have plans launched n 1948. These Improvements Include new store fronts and Interior re- modeling. Public Improvements scheduled for the coming year will exceed a million dollars and Include sewer and water extensions, completion of the airport, dredging of Lake Wi- Pi'alrle Island rorid. and var- ous harbor developments. In the semi-public field is the (Continued on Page 14, Column I) INDUSTRIAL   

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