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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1948, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER Innlf M AMI) IS COMING Be your nnr radio can M. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 287 WINONA, MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING. JANUARY 24, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES MATTER OF FACT Threat To Europe Aid Plan It.T Jwrph luicl Strwnrl Alnop Washington Thi> niimo of Her- bert Hoover hu.i overnight twcomo thr rallying cry of the opposition to thr Knroprnn Recovery program. Thr and representatives now fighting ERP have never pro- posed defeating the bill altogether; Irom trip rcnaonnbly moctcrnto Son- ntor Tuft to atrlklngly Im- modrnitr Senator Iirrok.i. ttif.v tmvp r on c P (I r (I Hint of n mriiMirr with thr KftP label would hnvp to p It t n. Former I'rfxldrnl Jloovrr'n prrscrlp- tlon, for trans- forming Klir into Th" R itmitPd charitable commitment rr.itrlctrd In several crippling ways win thcrcJorn made lo the op- pcftitlon'.i order. Thcro good to (inspect thnt tho RRl1 opposition hud some ndvnncp knowledge- of let- to Srnator Arthur H, Vimtlon- btrg. Sonic of hl.t closely rr.iemble thoio in the Kerter bill, put forwnrct as a rlvul to EftP by thr Ifouw leadership, ttppwtonta- tlvr Christian Hprlrr has allowed hlmwlf to be drawn Into the HOUM Republican chieftain's plan to dilute Kfir to the danger point, Arid thprn him long boen K clour relationship between Hoover nnd Hcrtrr. Tho rful point of Hoovcr'K letter however, in not its origin. In the opposition to ErtP wan already bold. In thn Senate, thn combined prcsllKP of Senator Van- clenbrrg nnd Secretary of Stato Marshall has caused the opponents to ndopt n kind of hnJr-hear tod guerrilla tactics. To quite hlunt about 15, Sxnntor Wherry, Bonator Malone. and the others gathering to fight the bill did not worn tiuHo they doing tho respect thlnK. Thousands See Carnival Parade Republican-Herald pliotn This UniMual Accident Occurred on the Pleasant Valley road near Ihe entrance to the Georgo Little ViiUte I'rldny at p. m. When n truck, driven by George Klral, Houston, being pulled by a tractor driven by Leslie Johnson, Pleasant Valley, nlddded, the bumper caught on the chains of the tractor and wan pulled on top of the tractor. Johnson was thrown about 20 feet but received only a bruised leg. Klral wna unhurt. Cloak Now thpy hovr pre.itlgo to weigh aftntnftt and Vnndcnbrrg'n. It has thrown over them a clonk of respectability, and Klvcn them irnmrnitumubly greater boldncwi and confidence. It mu.it bo further noted thut the petition in Congress had Komotlmo previously bfgtiti to deteriorate in an omtnoud mnnnrr. Tho opponi grrat point of attack tho amount to bp Mithorlv.od -for prndlture on rebuilding of Europe, It was that tho main dancer lay, and now llox. At loaat a week before the Hoover letter, thcrp was no secret about tho opposition ntratrgy Tor rodLiclng Ihe authorization for first 15 of HUP. They hoped to cut authorization to a maximum of In thu Srnatp. Thry hopud to reduce this amount to sowcwhcrp around in tho HDU.W. They rx- pfctrd Urn Iltniw-J-ionato confor- med to a final, compromise authortzallon around And then, furthi-r cutting was to occur In the com- mlttrp.i. ItcprcwnUttlvo John Ta- tar's House group wan to allow Senator Styles Senate committee was to provldo And thr Senate Mouse Pauley Says Stassen Charges Combine Ignorance and Lies Washliifton Edwin W. Pauley charged today that Harold E. Stassen combined "iRnor- ftnco and falsehood to Indict me solely In pursuit of his own selfish ambitions." Pnuloy made the fissertlon In a statement read to a Senate appropriations subcommittee iuvcstl- to learn whether public officials operated In the commodity markets with Inside knowledge. Stusscn, candidate for the G.O.P. presidential nomination, has charged that Pauley, a special assistant to the secretary of the navy, used innide information in profiting on the commodity markets. Pauley accused Stassen of uttering "poppycock" jind denied he had such information. He laid hli 703 proflti In thru yearn WRJ mad on avallabla to anybody wh Duluth Bandit Nabbed oifTrain, Held at Billings 81. raul LlmM. J, Ham- mond, awlstnnt U, S. district at- torney, he would isfcuo a bank robbery warrant today for a man hold at Bllllng.i, for the January 3 robbnry of thn City Na- tional bank at Duluth of M, B. Rhodcn, agent In charge of tho Uuroau of Investigation office hiirc, Identified thu M Thomns Oobrlel McOuirc, 40, Houghton, Mich. Ho said McQulrc had boon arrested after a brawl with nallor abonrd a Northern Pacific eonfrrrncn wmi on to compromise 7t l.i .ilgntflciuit thut wus prpclscly thr sum named by Hoover lift adrtiuiitr und mxfp for tho KKf Yet even before thr Hdovfr Ipttrr, thr udmlnlittrii- own CotiKt'CNiloiiiil cho bcKiin toiidmlt undly tho pos- nlblllty thut the opposition would drive its proK'rurn throuuh. Hoover has simply urcittly Incrousod n threat that wu.t nlrrndy finite black und ominous rnoiiKh. Furthermore, he hiu nddod tho further threat of Ml kinds of restrictive amend- Srvrrnl of which ndvo- cntrtl. Altogether, It l.i time to uclmlt thnt the pofiltloii In C'oiiKi'ettn Is very bad Indeed. It may bo Inquired, of cour.tr. why .inch reductions In thr nmnurit of KUI'. iititl on U.H [iliiiiiiltiK, will be HO exceed- Inis'ly grave. After all. most blll.i writ up to Congress receive n Ktxxl tlenl of maullnn. anrl the resulting com- promlv tirtwerii leKl.tlutlve atld L-x- erullve briiiirhe-t netienvlly rtmult.t In wiriir nort of wtirkuble, ntntutn. In the preiieiit rune, howiwor, Ihe.vi rulp.i ild mil iijiply. in thu first pluce, HIP Htivte department, terrified of CmiKrcwt, began Iraln traveling through Montana, When Mcdulro was token to the Billings police station, Rhodes stvld officers found a pistol and on his person, After questioning, the agent said the suspect admitted the Duluth holdup and Identified the money he had as purt of tho loot. Hammond nald he had anked that McOulrc be held In bond ponding his return to Duluth for a trial, probably at the next federal court term there. Merle Holmgren, teller at the bank, mild tho bandit who hold him up IhrLidt an empty cloth bag at him with a note reading. "Hand over your money or I'll kill you.1 He said that he didn't see. any gun, but the man kept his right hand In an overcoat pocket as though he had a gun. Holmgren stuffed what currency was at hand Into the bag and the man left via the front door of the bank to become lost In tho Saturday noon crowds In downtown Duluth., So smooth was the operation, none of 40 In the Institu- tion WHS aware of It until the hold- up man had fled. reads Pauley declared In itatemvn that "I have been an perhaps Irreparably harmed by Mr 8tim.ien'n falsehoods unfoundec Ho added: "It Is only that tho ful mca.sure of this man and his charge bo mado public, I accused him of uttering deliberate untruths. In addition, I charge that he is utter ly lacking In comprehension and un. demanding Of the dealings and function of the commodity tho very HUbJect matter of his charge. Pauley declared that Btassen's words "betray an ignorance of grain trading and commodity transactions as shocking as it is absymal." "I charge ho has combined ignor- ance and falsehood to indict me solely In pursuit ol his own selfish Pauley said. Weather France Devalues Franc Without I.M.F. Approval has decided to devalue the franc even without the permission of the International monetary fund, a spokesman for the foreign ministry declared to- G.O.P. Eyes Vandenberg Possibility New 'Dark Horse' Talk Begins After Ike's Statement Waihinftton General Eis- enhower's abrupt exit Irom the fleld of Republican presidential hopefuls started new talk of Senixtor Arthur Vandenberg (R.-Mlch.) as a po- tential dark horse nominee today. Sonntor John J. Sparkmnn' (D.- Aln.) told a reporter; "It looks like Elsenhower's with- drawal clears the way for Tn.ft and Dewcy to run a dead heat and for some third man to capture the: Republican nomination. My RUCSS is that the third mnn will be Var dciiborg, if he will take The Michigan senator has gon a long way toward removing him self from consideration. He ha said thnt he is convinced no ma ever Is drnftcd for the nominally without his connivance- find tha he won't connive. Vandenberg has observed how ever that no man could decline th nomination if it actually wer thrust upon him. Arthur Summerfleld, Michigan national committceman, suld on r visit liere this week lie believe Michigan's vote will be cast fo Vandenberg as "favorite son" at th national convention as lone as there l.s any chance that he might be drawn into the contest. As 11 Kcpubllcnn regular who lin assumed leadership in the conduc: of the nation's bi-partisnn forelgr. policy, Vnndenbevg unqucslionablj is more acceptable to parly organ- isation members than Elsenhower CVIM- Would Jiave been. WMiutor declined day. Tho Bpokeaman said there was no question of France withdrawing from the rund. He uddod, how- ever, thnt tho French Kovernmunl believes a member ol the fund has every right to carry out a money reform without the approval of-the International organization. France, ho is obllRod by her present financial position to create deviUucd external franc and a money of an market even in adverse vote by the the Fire At Lake Geneva Lake Geneva, Win. Fire which followed an explosion of un- determined cause destroyed the Gethan implement Company build-................._ __u .wul_ Ing at Zenda four miles south of ances of American support in the here Friday. The loss was estimatedj monetary fund meeting in Wash- fund's board of governors. Earlier, Secretary of State Pierre Abelln said the fund in Waahlng- on would announce a llnal decision] n tho matter today. i At the same time, Abelln an-' nounced the government will mit to Parliament Monday a pro-' posed law to liberate French na- ionals' holdings of gold and cur- by the French gov- rnment in foreign countries. Abelln would Klvc no details and ould not say whether this move might prejudice the action of the nternatlonal monetary fund. comment tod.iy on the statement by Elsenhower Dial; "I could not nccrpl; llii! nnmliuiUon even iindiii ihu 1-iMnol.i: clrcurnslances Hint it wore tendered me." Senator Robert; A. Tart Ohio, former Governor Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota and Governor Thomas E. Dewcy of New York; announced candidates, were similarly silent. Thu jfcnorjil'n iicuoix seemed to leave a "draft-Elsunhowur" move- ment high and dry, but some die- hard backers refused to give up. Leonard V. Finder, New Hamp- shire publisher, declared in a ra- dio address Friday nlKht the na- tion can .still draft the general. "The entire question Is still up to Lho American snld .Finder. "No one ciin cli.'cldc; for them." 'Ike' League Organizers Pledge Stassen Republican-Herald photo Miss Phyllis Wunderlich, Queen of Aid Plan Chief Proposed As New Cabinet Member Washington Bcnator Arthur Vandenberg: (ft.-Michj, made public today a new plan for handling the multlbilllon. dollar European recovery program "under a. single administrator of cab- inet status" In ft new agency -virtually free ot any Stato depart- ment controls. The plan was prepared, by the BrookinEs Institution and Chair- man Vandenberg asked members if his foreign committee o Hive It careful study, referring to ho proposal was a "highly Impor- ant service." Chairman Vandenberg did not Drunk G.I. Goes Beserk in Tank, Smashes 3 Cars Lawton, Okla. An intoxl cated Port Sill soldier mn berserk mmcdlately indicate his acceptance r tho proposals although proposal as n "highly important ervlce." Summarizing Its provisions, Van-'in an army tank here shortly after New York Leaders of the national DniTl-Ei.senhower league announced ]y today all stair units havo IXMJII iiKkrd to illsliiLtxI nnii tliat the original six organizers of the Icapue had pledg-eil lo sup- port the candidacy of Harold E. St.t.sscn. enberg said the adminstrator would ave full control bolh in this coun y and abroad, subject only tc. eversal by the President. Secretary of Stato Marshall would have the right to ask for tlon or question decisions but Presl' dent Truman would umpire all dis- putes. Secretary Marshall and other Well-informed sources said they believed-Prance had received unofflciftlly at lington. Two Men Injured in Wisconsin Rapids Fire Wisconsin Rapids, AVis. fire apparently started by an overheated pipe gutted the two'- story Jones-Exner paint shop in the downtown district here early today with resulting injuries to two mcr price control predicted that the State department leaders have ask- ed for the right to control and supervise all operations of the re- covery program but suggested separate administration. The new operating plan was hand- ed to senators as Paul Porter, for- administrator United States will be forced to control wages, prices, credit, meat and essential materials as part of the European aid plan. The committee has before it a proposal to nuthorlzc for the opening 15 months of the recovery program. In outlining the new operating plan prepared by the private re- seru-ch. organization, Vandenberg said the proposed new agency 'should have a noncorporate form" midnight leading frantic MP'i on a dizzy 12-mllc chiuw through tho heart of town before they trap- ped him with a rond-block. Tlie' one-man armored force crashed three cari on passage and started a near-panic in Lawton, a town of where startled citizens Jammed the police telephone board with queries and play-by-play reports. The provost marshal's office at ihe fort acknowledged the incident, but withheld the man's name and announced tersely "an investigation :s going on now." Colonel Andrew Pickard, night duty officer, added thnt a platoon of five Sherman medium tanks is stationed at the is the army's top artillery school. Desk Sergeant Al Hennessee of the Lawton police said his first 'eport came from an excited man vho burst into th Mercury Rise Brings Crowd Downtown Miss Wundcrlich Named Queen While Cheer With ttoe mercury rapidly and the sun shining brightly, thousands of and visitors from throughout Wlnona area crowded the city'a business section this afternoon for the big parade of the tenth, annual winter carnival. Visiting bands and drum eorpc and marching: units from St. Paul arrived here before noon, ready for the parade which be- gan moving soon after 2 p. m. parade started half an hour after its scheduled starting time because a train carrying the king and queen of the St. Paul Winter Carnival was late and the FarweJl, Ctanun Kirk drum corps had been delayed by a tire blowout at City. The line of march was cast on Third street from Washington to Liberty, south on Liberty to Fourth and west on Fourth to Jofanion. Comprised of 36 elaborately decorat- ed floats, comic entries, the drum corps, marching- units, the parade was hailed as of the bMt in the JOUR history of winter car- nivals, first of which was held 23 years ago. Because of tho aevere cold, the 8U Charles High school band did not moke the trip to Winona, Addi- tional units in the parade not listed in the list of publUhed rrt- day were the Wlnona High school bond nnd a float representing Building Materials, Inc. A pretty, brown haired, Uue-eywS girl was Uio most happy and most surprised girl in Winona Fri- day night when number eight  aid Hennessee. "Then the phones tarted." "It's a good thing he could drive as well as he Hennessee said. and the administrator "should have "He could have gone right through later returning to lures. At the ball pose for pic- she was pre- vide latitudes of discretion.1 I the bank with that rig-" hv ffferlnu Ihe ltiwc.nl, powlblo onll- ninte of Ihe money neeilUd for tho job of hlinrliiK up llin Ktirnpditn niin.i. Any much lower amount will produce u mere. iiiifi'Liltful relluf prmiriun. Secondly, there titr worse factor Is another and In the situation FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy with occasional light snow tonight and Sunday. Warmer. Low tonight right to ten. High Sun- day 2-1. Mlnunsold; Light tonight and Sunday. Wanner tonight then turning cold ngnln Sunday, night. which tho average senator or vop- resrntmlve, flml.i diffi- cult to understand or oven Imagine. Thr members of Congi'Mo urn work- Inn up to the vote on KRP with 1- 3' their on the folks home. Hut u.'i a practical mutter, a vote to rerluee and cripple Kftf> will have approxlmatrl.v ten tlmcH UN grout u nolltlriil e.'feet (in Carls, I'Yunce mill Rome, Italy. In 1'arls, Kim- Micky, uiifl Hdinr. ,V. Y. flcro In tho Drilled Stales KUI1 onu ISMUO itrnong many. Abroad. ERP Is tho final test of the dependability of the United states, us u leader and support In the grout world contest with the Soviet union. If wo scorn Id be a broken reed, thut contest will Mirely be lost on the political battlecrciutid of western Kurope. And Indeed, If planned. we shall ceern a broken rood Kill' is mangled as Bomr drifting and blowing in tlio Ittid rtlvnr vallny Siuxlny nflnr- noon. Wisconsin; Cloudy and not so cold tonight with beginning went portion and continuing near Lake Michigan. Snow and slightly warmer Sunday. LOCAL Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 ;.n. today: -14; sun iietn tonight at nun rises to- morrow at TKMI'KKATUKKS KI.SKYVIlKItl! Max, Mln. Prtc, H noon. 3; precipitation, none; Chicago Denver Des Molncs Duluth 37 22 I -13 12 3 08 47 7H 70 8 M 21 23 5 .H PhocnlX 73 30 Washington 20 12 Winnipeg -12 IB Kurisas City Los Angeles Miami Mpls.-St. Paul New Orleans New York Seattle .23 .07 1.17 .01 .oil scnted with a bouquet ot roses. The new QUeen is five loot, four inches tall and weighs 114 pounds. She is a graduate of Wlnona High school in the class of .Tune. 1947. While In school she reigned as homecoming queen during the fall of 1346. She Is now employed as stenographer in the city Ward Lucas, Winona, is president of tho Gateway Lumber Company, La Crosse, which was destroyed in a raging fire Friday noon. These pictures show the holocaust about a half-hour after it first broke out in the basement, left, and about three hours later, right. The loss in the fire, which damaged nearby buildings, was estimated at about by La Crosse Fire Chief'George C. Hanson, who said that an Investigation had Indicated that the fire broke out at an overheated stove in the basement. Within minutes the i'iro had turned a quarter-block into a blazing, smoking inferno. Robert W. Johnson, Winona, assistant manager at Gateway, said that only a few minutes after the warn- ing was given that the fire had broken out along the eastern walls the office on the southwest corner was filled with smoke. He and Philip Luwinsky, manager of Gateway, had time only to place important papers and records hi the safe and escape from the office. Johnson, whose automobile was in a garage in the alley, ran to save it, but arrived too late. Smoke billowed more than feet into the air and flames leaped several hundred feet. The alarm was turned in at a. m. and at a', m. all La Crosse firemen oil duty were called. Windows In the Trarie Company across the street were iiearJy all cracied by the heat irom. the flames. The program at the wigwam fol- lowed a banquet given for the local and area Queens at the Hotel Wi- nona. The banquet was attended by the girls. Judges and carnival officials. Honored guests wero Mayor John Druey, Dwlght Chup- DclJ, president of Wlnona Hotels. Inc., A. J. Anderson, secretary- manager of the Association of Commerce, Miss May Murray, to- ddy editor of The Rcpubllcan- Hernld, Mrs, Michael Llbera, Mrs. Walter Jivnda nnd Mrs. Smith. Master of ccremoniCA- at the din- ner was Steve Sadowskl. Slninrm was Jed by Mr. nnd Mrs. Irrlnit Tinglpy. Pivllnjmiu-y Judging nt tho holcJ wn-i nil ultractlvrncjui Wld apprar- anee. Judging at Hie wigwam win on poise, personality and figure. Each girl was presented with a corsage and a gift from the J. R. Watkins Company, A licet of taxi cabs from both oca! companies, led by a police es- cort, drove the queen and area queens from the hotel to the wigwam. There they were intro- duced to the public. MORE Today will see the end of Ishing contest at C p. m. as fisher- men from this area have been omitting: for conh prizes in three classes. All entries should be brought to the Standard Pish mar- ket at the Hot Fish shop the weights will be recorded and prizes will be awarded to top weights in eacli of the classes. Individual awards will be made to winners in sunfisli or blucglll, wall- eyed or snnd pike and crapple and perch of which must have been caught with hook and (Continued on 3. Column CARNIVAt   

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