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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1948, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER ily tow -5 ttmlxtii) 99 tomnrrow. Full Leased Wire Newi Report of The Associated Press IS COMING Be yovr radio can ft. Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 282 WINONA. MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING. JANUARY 19. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES MATTER OF FACT Reds Press Congress Into Action By JoM-ph Strvriirt Aluop AmonK thn Amer- ican experts, thp horrified suspicion in mounting that thr Kremlin HI last Kalnrtl n kind of primitive understanding of American politics, Thr prrKldc-ntlat candidacy or Henry A. Wallace, which tho Com- munist pnrty hopes will put n ftp- nubllciin mictlon- ii rv l.iolat I o n 1.11 In thr White pin Inly iuiiwscs as much. And now thorp r rtilMtons bi'llovInK thut milkers of UiiK policy will grant Tho Aliopi the world iv R period of relaxation of while CmiicrrM Is dcuutlnic tho Eu- ropean Hi-eovery priiKrnm. If true, Ihli Intt'T ni'wit Is of vltul Importiinrr. It l.n not too much to sny Ihnt Hovlel bullylnK and Soviet Don't Cut Taxes, Pleads Baruch hnvr provldrd tho con KrrsMnnM for rvi'ry ma- jor policy nlnci' Klthrr Juit. rtcbulr, Mir df American i.hr end of thn war. 'fore or during caoh nnvlrt.n lilivn said or done enotiKh to frighten tho wnvrrrr.i Into mippnrtlnK ench bill, from the ilrlM.ih loan down to In- trrlm did. In the case of the European fln- rovrry program, fur larger In raile more far-reaching In Im- portance than any of predeces- sors. It was frar.kly hoped that tho Soviets would br particularly help ful. Thr of Andrei Vlnhln Hi Hucrrss diirlnK tho fi had srrmrd to .irt the tone. (Tl only Rmusrtnent of thr Immonsc unfunny Tendon foreign minister meeting wn.i provided by a Junlo mrmber of thp American dolcgi tlon, who solemnly asked n opposite number whether tho Krnm lln would object to Vl.thlnsky boln offrred high AmcrlcRn clrcoratlo "for his con.itarit strong suppor of AmwlCRn were mRny for thnt after thn break- down of nrjtotlivUoiiK In London, the Kremlin would quickly fol- low words wllh com- It WM expected. In fact, tha Dmcorilan meri.iurex to consollclat Kusslun power In the Sovlc would be combined with ag jrrwwion every weftk poln within reach of Soviet power, Whlli JMC vesttKr.i of opposition wen crushed out In eastern ICuropo, pres durn WIM to be Intcnsinrtl upon Greece; the communist offvn.Hlvoi In Itnly and were to bo newed with fury; a campaign for western Germany was to bi latineh- vd, und in on. At the beginning of December, thr evidence, neeret and othrrwlsa suggested thnt this was Indeed tho Kremlin plan. And If this plan wnn now belnc executed, the effect upon the Congress would bu electric, In Deeember, however, Mt miti Home, nhortlr thereafter followed the upnel of the Greek lime. txhle, when the Greek army re- Knriltwi from the eom- rnunlnt No doubt rvrntn eKimed the Krrm- lln tn thn Kltiintlnn, And It U now thnt thn WKK thin tnken to defer further njtitreiwlve action for little, In order tn let thfi Amer- Coiurremi forget UK nenMt of urrrncy. nnd yield to the election yenr temptittlon to or defent tlu< Kiiropenn Keeoverr p MoM at Uie (lain on which the Gandhi Ends Triumphant Peace Fast Indian Promise to Work for Harmony New Delhi, K. Gandhi's hope of harmony In India lay today In the solemn pledge by rullKlou.i lenders which ended hln pimci) fast after 121 hours and 45 rnhuilcm. Tho Indian patriot and Hindu spiritual louder drank sweet llmo Juice ut llii-lS p. m. a. m. C.S.T.) Sundwy. It was his first nout'liihmont nlnco 11 a, m. Tues- day, when he bnxan tho IBlh. Sunday night, hours nflcr breaking hlM the 711-year-old ClandhI told a bltf praytir hit did so on thn "pledge and coun- of frlniicln from Hlnclu-lod In- dia Moshiiii-lecl Pakistan. Thoy guaranteed, he .said, "com- plete, unbroken friendship" among Hlndun, Moslems und SlkhH. Oand- hl mild fulfillment of this pledge would double "my Intense wish to llvu a full of life doing service to humanity at 125 yearn, or u.i some say, 133 Governor Comes Home, Asks Dewey Statement Ills reference was to a resolu- tion, signed a few hours before he uncled his ordeal, In which com- munal Jonclcrs pledged their lives an mi earnest of peace. They adopted his seven-point program for social acceptance nnd safety of nnd property of Mos- lems in India, They set up n com- mittee of :30, of all religions, to moot nightly for a review of prog- ress toward these ends. An associate said that, once Dandhl is sure harmony reigns In India, ho Intends to go to Pakistan .o try "truth and nonviolence" to the name purpose there. The two British dominions, cre- itccl last August 15. have been torn by communal riots fatal to hun- Irotls of thousands. They now arc it odds over tribal raids in the dis- puted state of Kashmir. Four physicians reported Gandhi iw from woll" and. In need of out and nourishment to Ret back to normal. Mo npoke to the prayer mooting by microphone system from ils room In tho homo of mllllon- Iro Industrialist Q, D. Birla, where sat croiis-luBKcd on a bed. There ho had ended his fast, ex perl.H ritnlou Imne I Ills t. he tentative rrvniiled. ronrlu.'ilon to bo supported, however, both by wrmt Is known o the iriore recent direr lives U) the western Ktiroprnn munlsLi nnd liy rerent Might chnriK ff In ths method of Soviet dlplom ncy. To be mire, the lull thut thn world may now nope for will he both orlef luul very Incom- plete. If It iK-eurs at all. The for more open IIK- ntniftKle for key from whleli to par- the Krent'h mid Ilitlliin eeonomlen; the effort lo rap- ture the German litlior movement; the for K (rurrrllln effort In still enrrled  y Republicans Two Jtcpubll- n congrennmen lixlny Introduced legislation atithoi'liilng tho Trumuu adinlnlHtnitlon to set up meat ra- tioning machinery, Including print- Ing of ration books. The bill In sponsored by Sena- tors Ralph K. Vlandem (R.-Vt.) and Governor And Mm, Luther W. Youngdahl of Minnesota walk down the stops of the Scandinavian Airlines plane after arriving in New York today from n two-week tour of the Scandinavian countries. (A.P. Wlrephoto to Tho Republican-Herald.) New Luther W. YounRdahl of Minnesota said today he hoped Governor Thomas E. Dewey's announcement that he would be willing to accept the Re- publican presidential nomination 'will now enable him to discuss the issues frankly and fully." The governor, a Republican, and Mrs. Youngdahl arrived by plane from Copcnhasen today after a two- woek. tour of the Scandinavian coun- tries. They left at E.S.T. for Minneapolis on a Northwest Air- lines plane. He declared the Dcwcy announce- ment "is a pood thing. It Is my conviction that this Is an important Wisconsin Farm Woman Burns to Death in Home By Freu Three persons, including a crip- pled farm woman who was burn- ed to death, died in accidents in Wisconsin during' the weekend, Mrs. Mary Rule, 77, who was crip- plod with rheumatism, was burned fatally Sunday when flames Ignited her clothing whllo she was ntlrrlng n flrn In n wood stove. She wan found dead in hor farm home about ten mllen southeast of Dodgevllle. The homo was not badly damaged by the Amvets Urge Rent Control Continuation Sawyer Says Units Must Meet Demand Ray Sawyer, legislative director of Amvets, said today tenants in tills country "need the continued pro- tection or rent control until the construction of new rental housing has caught up with the de- mand." Sawyer told a Senate banking subcommittee the present federal rent control law should be extend- ed for a year beyond February 20, the date IL Is now schcdul-cd to expire. Because building costs lire NO high, hi! tcHtiried, the amount of new construction designed for rent. ho.1 fallen to about ten per cent of the total, as compared with a prewar 20 pel" cent. "Thus at a time of unprecedent- ed demand, with veterans returning from war, the supply of new rental housing has been drying up." Sawyer said. He also urged that Congress, if it extends the Rent Control law, ap- ply some kind of controls over ap- proximately rental units for which voluntary lenses boosting the rent 15 per cent were signed under the present Inw. Such leases, to extend through this year, were provided In tho law which became effective last July 1. The units covered, however, are no longer subject to federal controls if the tenant who signed the lease moves out. It may be three weeks before Congress makes Its decision on ex- tension of the controls. Senator Harry Coin (R.-Wash.) chairman of the subcommittee, told reporters he looks for the hearings to run until month's end. Wyattville Families Left Homeless Following Fire Winona Area Skier Fatally Injured in Jump nnd crucial election, nnd all candidates should discuss all ismios frankly niKl openly. the the Itoprcsentatlvo Jacob K. Javlts N. Y.I. Under terms of thn measure. Presi- dent Truman Is authorized to sub- mit, u detailed meat rationing pro- gram to Congrn.ts, It would go Into effect automatically unless disap- proved by both the Senate and House within 30 days. flro, Chester E, Dodd, 25, of Mauston, was killed Sunday at a Mauston crossing when his automobile, belnp towed by another, was struck by the Milwaukee rond'n castbound Hiawatha. Joseph Bcjma. 66, Milwaukee, slipped and fell on an icy pavement and was run over by nn automobile nnd Injured fatally Sunday, Automobile accidents in Iowa over the weekend brought death to a Mlnncsotan. Jfarold Learning, 42, of Worth- Inglon, wan Injured fatally near Waterloo Sundny when the car Jn which ho was riding and a bus car- rying Waterloo high school wrest- ling teams collided. Learning's companion, Guy Astor, 32, of Worthlngton, was Injured seriously and several of the high school students suffered minor hurts. Weather FKDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Generally fair and quite cold tonight; lowest In the city in rural areas. Tuesday cloudy with rising tcmpcr- aturo and occasional light snow, highest 20. Minnesota Cloudy tonight and Tuesday with light snow north portion tonight and snow flurries cnUro state Tuesday. Colder Tues- day. Windy tonight and Tuesday with some drifting nnd blowing snow. Wisconsin Mostly clear and cold tonight. Tuesday cloudy with "The nomination should, not be decided in a Kmokc-fllJed room but In the convention after the dele- gates know how each candidate stands on every issue. Too many things depend on this election." Youngdahl, who at the time of his departure predicted Harold Stassen, former governor of Min- nesota, would win the G.O.P. nom- ination, answered "no" when asked if tho Dcwcy announcement might hurt Stassen's chances. "I think that Is what (Stas- sen) Youngdahl declared. "I bollove he fculs that tho nomina- tion should bo made after tho is- sues have been discussed by the can- didates nnd a fair comparison made." He said his trip had proven to him that "we are Inexorably wound up In the affairs of other coun- tries." He said the "conflict In curren- cies" prevented a "free exchange of Three Bodies Removed From Train Wreckage Baltic Creek, Mich. The charred bodies of three men were pulled today from the stlll-smol- Grand collided scientists, student.1! and good will ambassadors." He added that "all people have the same fears and derlnp: wreckage of two Trunk freight trains that near hero Sunday. The three, removed from the top of the cab of one of tho locomotives perished in the Inferno that sprang up from thu Jumbled mass of fuel- laden tank cars, of rubber, flour, canned goods and other sup- plies and gondolas of coal. They were Identified as Howard Stewart. Battle Creek engineer who was filling in during tho illness of the regular engineer; Henry J, Smith, Climax, the fireman, and John G, Bennett, Battle Creek, btakoman. Wrecking crews, working through tho night in a blowing snowstorm, had all but 15 of the overturned cars uprlKhlcd this this morning. Contents of the 22 cars were de- stroyed. There were still no estimates of the damage involved in tho freak accident save the statement of a railroad officials that the loss would amount to "Hundreds of thousands of dollars." Added to this would be an esti- mated damage done to a viaduct on highway U. S.-12 which almost collapsed when the derailed freight cars plowed into it and un- Republlciui-Bemld photo Ruins Of An Eight-Room Farm home, occupied by the Joseph and Thomas Duam; families, which burned to the ground Saturday afternoon at Wyattville are shown here. Made homeless by blaze were Mr. nnd Mrs. Joseph Duane and their five children, whoso ages range from eight years to six weeks, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Duane. All home furnishings and occupants' clothing; were destroyed. Wyattville, Minn Wl- nona area nclghborliness was ef- fectually demonstrated to the Jo- seph and Thomas Duane families here this weekend. Their farm home, located three miles northwest of here, its furn- ishings and the occupants' clothing, except what they were wearing; were destroyed by fire Saturday after- noon. Rendered homeless wero Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Duane, their five small children, Francis, eight, Thomas, seven, Barbara, five, Jimmy, two, and Mary Ann, sir-weeks, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Duana, Mr. Duanc'a parents.. Since the fire Harold Cady, XJticm, has offered the Duane family the use of an unoccupied farmhouse owned jy him, three-quarters of a mUa from the destroyed structure, until new home can be built. Neighbors of the stricken family lave been bringing food, furniture and clothing since Saturday to the Will Duane farm, where the family s staying; until occupancy of the iady house. The Wlnona Red Men's tribe, ot Mr. Duane Is a member, con- ducted a clothing drive among mem- bers and presented the clothing and a cash donation to the Duanes to- day. Additional clothing for the Duane children may be brought to he Red Men's wigwam. Fourth and 'rnnklin streets. The St. Charles chapter of the Red Cross worWnu on James Ilcnrlkscn Chicago James Hcnrikscn, 34, of Eau Olalrc, WIN., member of tho S. Olympic ski team, died early today in a Chicago hos- pital of injuries sulicred while com- peting in the Norgo Ski club's 42nd annual Jumping tournament Sun- day. Hcnrikscn fell In making his sec- ond leap of 179 feet In the class A division. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was taken, to the Hospital unconscious. Food Price Rollback Also In Program Peace-Waginff Plan Outlined for Senators Wmnhlnrton Bernard M. Baruch laid before senators today an 11-polnt program for "peace- waginK" including; a "rollback" in food prices, no wage raises and no tux cu Us for two years. Baruch was a witness before Senate foreign relations committed on the Marshall plan for multi- billlon dollar aid to Europe. He endorsed It, but told the "Dollars alone will not save Eu- rope nor win tho peace." Baruch then proposed his tic program, saying "The time como to ponce. It cunnot be put off xafclr nny longer. The time for and decision Is here." These are the major things proposed In that 1. Reduce major food "in exchange for guaranteeing farmers an assured price for their crops for the next years." 2. Stabilize wages in return for this rollback. H. Restore rent control "with provision only for clearly Justi- fiable Increases." 5. Postpone, tax reduction for two years and then cut levlea jjradually over a five-year rlod. Poctpone Public Works 6. Put off all less essential state and federal public priority to "IncrcaslnK the case and will provide assistance. Bernard Haraeh Known Here (llcnrlkscn, above, was well- known In the Wlnona area and liii.s iMirliclpnlPiI In innny mccU ut Whitehall anil other In Western Wisconsin :ind Southeastern Minnesota. He was member of the Whitehall Ski club.) hopes nnd all desire peace. We must dcrmincd its supports. State police eliminate prejudice, suspicion, prop- havn closed the sagging viaduct to and misinformation." traffic. temperature, and Hunt snow. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for Uio 24 hours ending at noon Sunday: Maximum, 11: minimum, noon, 11; precipitation, none. Olllclal observations for the 24 hoiirii ending at noon today: Mc.slirh A, ronrlMtfiln, above, of Hrooklyn, N, was ni- jiortctl by Jowlsh Jn Je- rusalem January 10 to be the Amcrlcun citizen killed In partition warfare in Palestine. wiut of ;ifi JUWH nliiln In Anil) ninbuiili on n ciunrl truck tlmniuti tlio JtKlomi hills on January Pearliiluln wus rollrri as n jitucltmt nt tho Ho- lircw university In Jerusalem. 'A.I'. WIrrpliolo lo Tho Hfipub- llcun-lte.riiklj .01 .01 .01 Maximum, 21; minimum, noon, il; precipitation, one inch; sun sets tonight p. m.; sun rises tomorrow at a. m. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Tree. Demldjl 5 Chicago........... n Denver 24 DCS Molnes 30 Duluth H International Falls ;i Kansas. City XI Los Angeles Miami c? Mpls.-St. Paul New Orleans Now York Suutlli) Phoenix Washington Edmonton ___ RtiRlna Tliu Pas Winnipeg 35 Die in Cold Wave; Midwest Warms Up By The Associated Press The worst cold wave of the season which caused at least 35 deaths and cut sharply Into fuel oil supplies had moderated con- siderably in the Midwest today but it still held a firm grip on eastern and southeastern states. The Chicago weather bureau said sub-zero readings were some- what general In the New England .states and that tho mercury again iiklddud to well bnlow freezing as far .south as southern Florida. The coldest spot on the early weather 20 11 211 ar. 07 27 35 2 :t 2 12 7 2 lU -211 17 52 n .in i) a1.! 13 25 -IB -27 -24 Gordon, kept icy laurels ill .02 .0 map was 28 below zero at Phillips- burg, in western Pennsylvania. At Memphis, where 12 Inches of snow foil Saturday, the lumpuriitiiro stood al, thriio Inches above early today. As President Truman's order re- stricting use of heating and motor fuels went Into effect, 12 central und southeastern states reported 25 deaths attributed to the bitter cold. Kentucky and Connecticut reported five deaths each, Pennsylvania nnd Tennessee four each, Illinois three. Massachusetts, Iowa. Minnesota and Wisconsin two and North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri mid Mississippi, one cach.j President Truman's order di- rected that federal buildings us- ing oil' for fuel be limited to 68 degree heating, and that govern- ment ufci'.s bo limited to 40 miles 1111 hour to conserve gasoline. Many areas curtailed use of oil and gas for industrial purposes, A heat wave returning the relative i postponed for n. year, Jean PIcc.ard, joys of zero temperatures V.TIS of Minnesota scientist, store for Wisconsin residents brother of Auguste, said today. night, utter a 48-hour slcffo of thai, fi'oxr many ther- mometers whllo making thu .slate the coldest spot In the nation for two consecutive days. Lnnd O'Lakes, whose frosty repu- tatloir was overshadowed Satur- day Ijy l.ho 54-below recording at Five other contestants were In- jured. Earl Mlnken or Iromvood, Mich., sulicred Internal injuries in a fall after turning over In the air during a leap, and Peter Peterscn of Bockford, suffered a broken arm in another mishap. Both still were hospitalized todny. Herbert Feddick, William Young and Kenny Warner, nil of Duluth, Minn., were, less seriously hurt in other accidents. Arne Ulland of the Norway Ski association, who Hew from Norway to compete In Sunday's meet, won the class A competition with leaps of 188 and 101 feet. Eugene Wil- son, CoJcrnlnc. Minn., leaped 189 and 101 feet, but. tho Judges ruled his form was not up to Ulland's with the result that he was placed second. Most of the cheers from the crowd of went to ArtJiur Tokle. of Norway, brother of the famous Tor ger Tokle, killed in action in Ital while serving with American troops The younger'Tokle, who finishc third, said he plans to remain i: tho United Sl.al.o.s nnrl ninlcn hi home in Now York city. Many women have volunteered to sew for tho children and other is being provided, said Miss Minnie Robblns, chapter secretary. "The families will be taken care she asserted, "everyone Is help- The fire started at p. m. Sat- urday when baby clothing drying on a rack near a furnace register Ig- nited from over-warm air, super- heated apparently by on overheated furnace. Mrs. Joseph Duane grabbed the rack and attempted unsuccessfully to get it outdoors, suffering bums about the face and hands and a sprained ankle In the effort. The flro spread rapidly to the furnish- ings and was soon out of control. Infant Mary Ann, whose bassinet was beside tile rack when the fire escaped without injury. Mrs. Duane threw water on tho fire and was slightly burned about the face when flames flared up. Falling In their efforts to extin- guish the flre, the families fled Into the sub-zero cold to await aid. The Lcwiston fire department held up by blocked roads, arrived too late to put out the fire. The eight- room structure was burnod to the ground, except for a portion of the west wall and one room left stand- Ing. Wisconsin Sunday with minus Wausau was only two degrees warmer. Light snow fell generally over the state last night and continued ,n the southeast today. Tonight's ,ow was expected to hover around '.ero. Minnesota was duo for more snow with a prediction of light now in the north portion tonlghtj ind .snow Hurries throughout the entire state Tuesday. Mankato Bond Issue to Be Decided Feb. 21 Miinkato A third election on the proposed bond issue for a new high .school boon for February 21 by the Miinkato board of education. Two previous bond issue proposals were rejectee by voters. Scientist Postpones Dive A proposed A dlvu of more than M.OOO reet below the sea's surface by Auguste Pic- card, Belgian scientist, has been Montana Doesn't Want Displaced Persons, Ford Says Helena, Mont. Gov- ernor Sum C. Foril, of Moiitjum, who Is among the 13 invited to St. Paul, Minn., to dlNcuKs the proposal to bring displaced persons to the TJiilteil Kiiid Saturday he dill mil favor lulmlmlon of them, ndd- ing, "I sincerely hope none of the persons mentioned is permitted to come to the United Slates and certainly not to Montana." Loss has been estimated at for the building and for clothing and furniture and was only partially covered by Insurance. More than 500 quarts of canned fruit, meat and vegetables, stored In a basement under the home, were ruined by the fire. Since the flre, the Joseph Duane family has been living at the Will Duane home, across the road from their burned-out home. Will is a brother of Joseph. The Thomas Duanes are staying ut. tho John Bailey home near Lcwiston. Milwaukee Train Wheel Breaks At High Speed production, hotulnc. KbooU, and other eiaential needs." 7. Set up a capital iwuei com- mission to review all public and private projects "with a rlew to deferrtnit lesi essential proj- ects." 8. Establish a congressional "digging committee" whlcfc would cut government cocts. 9. Increase production, General Frocnun His tax and farm price rollback proposals were only for an anti-inflation point of his ten- era] program. The broader program embraced: "1. Tho United States stand remdy to buy all nonpcrlshable raw mate- rials produced anywhere and by anyone In the world for the next five years, and which cannot flnd normal commercial markets, "2. Extend the pru- cnt tariff authority for the next three years. "3. That the countries of many as are willing band themselves Into ft political, economic and defense union under the United Nations. This would lowering of trade barriers amonc them. "4. That the United States, and such others as will join us, mutu- ally guarantee the nations enter- Case Marshall Not 'Be.t-Suited' Washington sentative FrancU Caw (R.-8. D.) told the nonce today be la doubtful Secretary of State Marshall Is the "best-fitted man" In the nation for hb Job. In a speech broadly critical of American forcijrn policy on nwny fronts, uld: Ciwe Nald there are too many military men In the federal cor- eminent. Green Bay. The Mil- waukee Road's northbound Chlppe- wa broke a wheel while traveling at Between 60 and 70 miles an hour Sunday afternoon, but the stream- Iner was brought to a stop with- out Injury to the 130 passengers or the crow. The accident occurred at Qreen- eaf, 16 miles south of here. One coach was derailed and the Ino was blocked for three hours. Division Superintendent P. T. Bucchlor said he believed the cx- reme cold caused brlttleness which esulted in the wheel break. It was 7 degrees below zero here In the lorning and zero at noon. The break occurred on the rear truck of the third, coach. Ing this union against aggrcsdon- By guarantee I mean a firm prom- ise to go to war in Joint defense If any of them arc attacked. "5. That the European nations organize to liberate and use every productive resource of the conti- nent. "6. Stabilize all European curren- cies and establish realistic rates of exchange. Wants Production "7. A two-5'car peace production drive In this work for peace ns we worked for feasible, with longer hours and overtime; where not, to smash, pro- duction bottlenecks, "8. As part of this work-lor- peacc drive, nn across-the-natlon anti-inflation program. "3, Settle realistically all prewar and wartime Intcrgovernmcnt debts. "10. The British and others to retain their empire preferences for three years. "11. A general staff for peace to develop on over-all, global strategy for America's   

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