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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1948, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER Mfht minw lonllhl, Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 48. NO. 12 WINONA. MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING. MARCH 2. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS COMING Be rare your new radio can receive It, EIGHTEEN PAGES MATTER OF FACT Is Italy Next for Kremlin? Iiy Joseph untl Stewart Al.iop, hns Just oc currpcl In Czechoslovakia, tind wha is clearly In the process ol occurring In Finland, may huppen within tho next few months In Italy. Thnt b tho stark fact o which tho Amor' lean policy mnk. .TS (irn fully 1 and agonizingly uwnrc. Serious us ,thn Czech nnc Finnish events iiro, they do greatly niter no the The between tho Soviet sphere find tho West. Yet it Italy enters tho Sov- iet, cphere, tho United Stntes nnc! the whole Western world will have suffered iv disastrous defeat. An Italian election Is scheduled for April Id. Italian politics aro volatile imcl unpredictable, Yot tin of now. It appears probnblo that tho communist-run Italian people's bloc which hiwi buen gaining rupidly In recent weeks, may poll well over 40 per cent of tho total vote. If that happens. It will almost certainly bo politically Impossible lor Premier Alcltle dc Qnspcrl or any other non- communist leader to form a non- communist government. That Is why Itullan communist leader Pnl- mlro ToRllattl Is now reported to be exuding a supreme confidence It-tidershlp of tho Ital- ian Communists and their stooges tiaji recently thoroughly justified his reputation as tho shrewdest Com- munist outsldo Moscow. All observ- ers agreed last autumn that tho Moscow-ordered campaign of vio- lence had IrlKhtcncd and Alienated a large proportion of tho Italian electorate. But since then tho Com- munists havo neatly reversed their flleld. They havo assumed ngaln the dt.iRul.io of true democrats and patriots. Moreover, Togllattl has finally persuaded his old friends In tho Kremlin to Join him In wooing tho Italian voters. TlfUS AV Italian mission was sent to Albania shortly after tho war, and wan promptly Jailed on or dcrs from Moscow, members havo now boon released through tho intervention of tho Italian commu- nism, and relations with Albania ro- numod, Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito has been equally cooperative. Sev- enty-odd Italian fishing boats hnve been quite Illegally seized In tho Adriatic by tho Yugoslavs (one v gunboat pursued an Italian fisherman, with machine- gun fire, right into an Italian Recently a direct appeal from the communist trade union leader Do Vlttorlo has elicited from tho Yugo- slav dictator tho grnelou.'i promise that the Italian will bo re- turned. Such triumphs or communist dip- lomacy havo been widely advertised In tho pro-communist Italian press There have boon broad hints that they are no moro than preliminary tidbits. If tho communists como to powrr. the grand tho return of tho city of Trieste to Italy, will be forthcoming. Moreover, tho Soviets, after treat Ing the Italians with open contempt since the end of tho war, havo sud- tlnnly begun to bid for Italir.n favor. Within tho last fnw days they havo announced that they aro "still" in fnvor of Italian trusteeship lor tho former Italian colonies. And last Friday they stated that they were "very much" in favor of tho return of Italy to tho International Tnn- gicrs regime. Such announcements have been published with much fanfare In the powerful pro-communist Italian press (which Is lavishly and some- what mysteriously supplied with pa- per i. The fact that all tho other TaiiKlrrs (.Igiiiilorlen. Including Brit- ain and I'rnnee. had throo months lirfriro Miry nlKiilflrd llielr willingness Ui Invite Italy huck to Tangldi's wail Muilluunly dlM'cKHnlrd. Mo Wall the furl. Unit Die MovltitM had pruvlously Iriccl Ui grab tho Italian colonies for themselves. Instead, a riot In British-he Id Italian Somallland, Jn which 52 Italians lost tholr lives, was held up as further proof of Western imperialism, duplicity and hatred of the Italian pooplo. IN TU1K rather squalid game of bidding for the favor of Italian na- tlonall.iUi, the United States and tho weiteri) tuitloni havo few cards to play. If the red tape In which tho Maritime commission Is ns usu- al firmly bound can bo unraveled, some IS Liberty ships will shortly be dispatched to Italy, as author- ized by Congress, But against such minor the Soviets can Mill play their ace. They can re- nounce a portion of their Italian reparations. Meanwhile, Togllattl's grip on Pletro Nennl. Italian Socialist lead- er, Is a.i tight as Oottwald's grip on the traitorous Plcrllngor; Indeed, the Italian Communist party Is known to ptiy more than nine- tenths of tho expenses of Ncnnl'.i Socialists. The other parties In tho people's bloc, the Action party and the Republican alliance, aro In like case. With such tight organization, with apparently unlimited funds and with tho miseries of postwar Italy working in tholr favor, It Is now believed seriously possible that tho communists and tholr stooges will poll a voto sufficiently to prevent tho formation of any non- communist government. Then tho venal Nennl will bo propelled Into tho premiership, and tho reln.'i of power will stretch back through tho huntl.i of Togllattl Into thu Kremlin, If that it must bo emphasized that It Is regarded by those who should know as a wholly. j-.erlniis whole Wost-i ern position In the Near and Middli Kast will be outllankcd, and the powrr balance In Kuropo Itself will be disastrously altered. Tho world will then be closo to war. Warship Blast Kills 1, Injures 14 _____ P.-T.A. Spokesmen Blister Aldermen For Delaying Pool Twonty-Iivc staunch swimming pool supporters blistered the city council for an hour Monday evening for action some 'kind but when the smoke from tho verbal battle had cleared the majority of the city council was still standing fast on its attitude that this is not the time to Issue the bonds for the pool's con- struction. The best compromise to come out of the meeting was a SUR- _____________------------------ Kcstlon from Council President, Wll- Jennno Claire Lucnt, 20, above, today won her battle to gain, commutlon for her sweetheart, Daniel Budzynskl, 18, who was scheduled to die In the electric chair In Nashville, Tcnn., Thurs- day, Governor Jim McCord today commuted Budzynskl's sentence to 00 years. Jeanne had said If her plea for tho commutlon failed, she wanted to marry tho boy before he died. Communists in Finland Seek Support for Pact Helslnskt Finland's com- munists today began organizing actory and trade union meetings o support a military pact with Russia. The Communist organ Tyookansas Sanomat said workers favor a rlcnd.ship and assistance treaty with the Soviet union because it Is ho best way to guarantee the In- crcsts of Finland and the cause f peace. Tho first of tho factory mect- ngs being organized by the com- munists were held Turku and Tampere, Monday _.....____ two of Fln- and'.s most Important industrial icnters. The Turku metal workers adopted i resolution recommending accept- mco of the military pact, The rose- utlon .inlcl "we must take a friend's mnd If it l.i offered." Political loaders hold closed scs- lons to discuss whether Finland houkl negotiate with the Russians and what' the consequences would be, particularly In the west. They hope to have their answers ready or President Juho Fnnsikivl Wed- csdny. The 28 conservatives In Parlia- ment already have voiced tentative ipposltlon to the proposal. II WIIH rep'irled the communliil ,iarly veiled Saturday lo udvocnle iccoptnnco of tho pad. It is also known thnt the small Iberal party hn-i decided to oppose ho treaty. It has seven seats in mrllnmcnt. Kcstlon Ham Theurer that, "a straw vote" be taken nt the September primary election, but City Attorney s. D. J Bruskl and Roy O. Wildgrube, com- mlssloncr of elections, quickly point- ed out that it would be contrary to state law to take such a vote at a state election, N Last night's pool delegation, rep- resenting the Madison nnd Phclps Parent-Teachers associations, di- vided their blistering notion between eouncilmen and two other specta- tors, who arose at the meftlng to compliment tho council lor delaying tho sale of the bonds. Those two were Byron S, White 840 Wust Broadway, and Ben Ger- llcher, 621) West King street. i White contended, and Gerllchci agreed, that the referendum last fall which was passed by a major- ity vote was to decide whether the council should have the authority to Issue up to in pool bonds and that there was "nothing, in there to indicate that the council has to issue the bonds. They never have to issue the bonds if they don't want to. The question was whether the council should be empowered." Plenty of Backers However, White did not npcn.1: agiilniit the construction of the swimming pool, but argued that this Is not the proper time to issue the bonds nor bulkl the pool. Speaking near tho end of the public meeting, White noted, too, that not a slngln person had spoken against the pool. But the pool hud a dozen verbal backers. Marcel Chouinard, 400 West Fourth street, led oil with the challenge: "Can you give me one good reason why you shouldn't issue bonds now, why you shouldn't build a pool." Council President Theurer said that the council hns no engineer- ing plans nor a site, adding that there Is no site available which has sewers and water. He explained that Uie majority of the council feels that "there is no point in issu- ing bonds until you can build the pool." George Clausen, 126 West Waba- sha street, said that a member or the P.-T.A. pool committee had talked to the secretaries of E. L. King, ST.. and E. L, King, Jr., con- cerning land on Sarnla street, east of Franklin street, .which has been given to the city. This has been considered as n. site for the pool, and Clausen said that the secreta- ries had indicated that the Kings would be "very happy" to have n pool built there. Alclermnn-nt-liargc Robert Darnell said.ho asked for the referendum vote on the pool and that lie was 'In favor of the while Fourth Ward Alderman James Stoltman commented. "I voted in favor of the pool; the clly needs it. If we can spend a day for the war. we shouldn't quibble over a few dollars for n which drew the applause of the pool backers. First Ward Alderman Loydc Pfclf- fcr said.. "I've said it before, and I say It, now again: The minute the sewer contract is let I'm going slimcl up and ask for action to get thin pool (lUirtrd, "All your hlKh prrHNUi'n talk lim'l going to chancn me." Alderman Howard Baumann WOK the bond cost line. (Continued on Pairc 12, Column 2) COUNCIL Resigned Rochester Union Agent Raps Legion, A. F. L. ____ _____._ ________ i_ I- I Some people seem to think that belter wages nnd working condi- tions for the common people is subversive. I don't ngroc with them. "I also hope that the day will come in Rochester-when the con- stitution of the United States Is respected Instead of distorted for selfish gains by the American Legion nnd she snid. The labor situation here has been marked by the appearance of three international C.I.O, officials nnd tho bolting of 38 members of one C.I.O. locnl to the A.F.L, The 38 workers, all employed by tho Rochester Brcnd Company and representing 100 per cent of the locnl, signed n petition nsKlng- thnt an election be held to certify the A.F.L. bakers union as bargaining agent. Robert Weinstcn, of Washington, D. C., C.I.O. international director of organization, in Rochester to iron out difficulties snid today: "Concerning this particular con- troversy or any other union contro- versy we reject and resent the inter- ference of the A.F.L., American Le- gion, any religious groups, any po- litical pnrty or any other employer." Pat McCartney of Washington, in- ternational 'A.F.L, also In Rochester, said ho expected _.._........._........ __......___......two other C.I.O. units here to come continued, our membership Into Lhn A.F.L. fold Inside: of a week nocliCNter, Minn. Ounhlld BJorklund, avowed communist, snid n a statement today 'that she has esigned as a union business agent lero to restore harmony to the Ro- hester labor situation. Miss BJorklund, who was business gent of United Public Workers ocal 515 fCJ.CO. resigned nt n. spc- lal meeting Saturdny night. Meanwhile indications were the nlon executive board was seeking o make the of business agent pnld nppolntlve Job ralhcr than no filled by bnllot. No nominations were entered for he Job nt a special membership mooting of tho locnl Monday night. dominations were received for 13 thcr posts, however. Ralph Wll- incumbent, and Leonard Sedam were nominated for prcsl- ,ent. Miss BJorklund In her resignation statement snid sho was removing "myself ns an Issue in the contro- versy that has been rnglnff In the local for n couple of weeks In the hope thnt It will help to unify the local membership and show who its real enemies are. "When the mass hysteria, which hns bocn whipped to n frenzy by the American Legion and tho A.F.L, in tho subsides" Miss BJorklund will havo to ugrco with me that the- only ihlng I havo been crucified for Is what I havo done for tho workers in this town. Rothman Raps Pending Bills On Housing Says Low-Income Families Not Considered St. By Jack B. Mackay Paul There are two schools of "housing thought" in 1048 neither group indicates con- cern for the needs of moderate and j low-income families trying to bring] up a family. Stuart Rolhman. state housing director, sounded this admonition today ns hi: outlined leu proposals on housing now pending before ihe Congress, Many Forms Involved Involved In the pending bills are various forms of preferential tax treatment combined with direct subsidies, capital grants, or federal loans or guarantees designed to reduce the financial cost of now housing. After analyzing the effects of the ten measures, Rothman said that one produce housing renting nt levels suitable only for middle-income families. i Only the Taft-Ellender-Wngner net involving direct annual federal' subsidies would reduce rents suf- ficiently to meet requirements of average families in the lowest in- come brackets, he said. "With the exception of the public housing the director ex- plained, "none of the proposals are at so: helped oJI the ship nflcr its return to dock .P. Wlrephoto to The Rcpubl.can-Herald.) U.S. Bureau of Standards Head Blasted Link in Atomic Security' Washington A report blasting the head of the govern- ment's Bureau of Standards as "one of the weakest links in our atomic security" spurred two congressional committees into action Dr'. Edward U. Condon, the 46-year-old scientist so accused by IJ14UJ1CU, llvyilt. VI. jjilyjJWJt..-, intended to reduce rents to con- a House un-American activities subcommittee, moitca. sumers but lire predicated on pandlng construction particularly i. in the rental housing field through; Increasing the attractiveness housing investment and profit to builders." Kothman believes that the financ- ing methods and development tech- niques ol large-scale rental hous- ing projects, whether public or privately-owned, was the least in- flationary. One school of thought, he said, revolves around investment bankers to houslne was Inflationary and sliould wou d a be curtailed until future years. 'But most of this argument Is! Vandenbere wired Raymond A, the result of already pricing hous-McConnell. Jr., Lincoln Nob news- This is Kratllylr.K information because I'm absolutely reliable and therefore we have nothing to worry about. The country can re- lax." To an nccompnnylng charge Hint he "knowingly or unknowingly en- tertained and associated" with al- leged Russian spies. Condon com- mented to a reporter: "That's Just too vague to talk about. I certainly didn't do it know- ingly." The House group contended that the Bureau of the lesting eround for some of the na- tion's top become, the target of espionage agents of nu- merous foreign powers." Wallace Asked Condon Vandenberg Asks Not to Be Put on Nebraska Ballot Senator Arthur VHndcnbcrc declined to iination for President; whether he publlcan nom. wish to protect present inflated prices by keeping housing 10 said. "Nonhousing construction which already exceeds housing by two-to-ono would go ahead any- The other school of thought con- sists of F.H.A. officials who say that continued high production at the ilghest possible rato is extremely mportant In combatting Inflation while there Is a housing shortage. Rothman contended, "most of this argument is also contingencies. Your ques- protective because sales prices In the tjon defies intelligent answer with and range and rents over arc not helping the people most in need of hou.iing. "Neither group seems to have any concern for the needs of moderate and low-income families." Proposes Amendments nolhmnn believes that proponents of the Tnft-Ellcndcr-Wagncr act out full knowledge of unknown ulti- mate events. "I have heretofore made my po- sition clear. I shall not discuss it further. "I afraln request that my name be not filed for a position for which I am not fi candidate. If it is filed despite tills urgent and earnest re- vould stand a better chance of its quest, I ask my Nebraska friends to mssage if it would consider the! confine their primary votes to following amendments: .others." 1. Formulae for determining ln- come eligibility should be made more definite and certain. 2. The federal government should remove itself from the business of operating local housing projects iftcr urn built.. II. Federal annual should bo determined Ijy n fixed 'ormuln, and not haggled over year nftcr year. 4. Stale's responsibilities nnd mmiclpnl home rule for efficient development, mnnagemcnt and oper- ation should be emphasized. 5. Citizens' participation In local suits to compel compliance wherever t is believed the law Is not being followed. 6. Use of annual subsidies should be directed townrd eliminating the irnctlccs which mnke subsidies icce.isnry Instead of "perpetuating ,hc very evils we seek lo eliminate." Five Minnesota cities have crc- .itecl housing and redevelopment authorities and will be in a position go ahead whenever Congress nets, They are Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Albert Len and Hlbblng. Rothman emphasized that the keystone of the state enabling act Is "local responsibility." He" said 'thnt cities can provide local llnnnc- Ing for redevelopment projects or can enter into contracts directly with the federal government for i Other C.I.O, officials hero urn Rex Klldow of West Virginia and Albert Mullet of Salt Lake Clly. Both arc C.I.O. international representatives. X. low-rent housing projects. Four-Jet Fighter Test Successful Los Angeles The air forces' new four-Jet fighter has completed a highly successful maiden test flight. The XP-87. produet of Curtiss Aircraft at Columbus, Ohio, went aloft for more than an hour Mon- day with B. Lee Miller of the Curtiss factory at the controls. The XP-87 Is the biggest fighter plane ever built, and is comparable In weight, lo the gliint Flying Fort- ress bomber. It is designed to ny COO M.P.H. and- more, with a range of miles and a service celling of feet. Its wlngspnn is 60 feet, is over-all length C5 feet. The ulr forces made no announce- ment of' Us spued, but there have been unconfirmed reports that it can break through Uic sonic speed barrier. Man Chops Up Table, Finds Savings Spokane, Wash. Chopping up iin old table for firewood In a nhack had boiiKhi. a :iale, Paul Coimil.h found In postal savings cerUilciil.cs hidden under the oil cloth, The ecrt.iflcatcs were payable to John Halvorson, former owner of the shack, who died in 1043. Conrath. who petitioned superior court to appoint him administrator of Halvorson's new-found estate, would get only administrative ex- penses if the petition is approved. Attorneys snid the rest of the money probably would go to the state of Washington. among Its male renders shows thnt men seem to be going in strongly perfume "Bob'Hopc such as ning' at Ihc Y.M.C.A." Pool Room Number Five" And "Don't Walt Up For Mo. Mn." It will be a lIU.le unusunl having Ihc girls come up lo you nnd sny, me 10 the Cusbah." On a really foggy night it will be hard to tell who you're whistling at. My brother recently caused n riot In a night club. His nose pot shiny und he tried t.o wnlk inlo the powder room. But the men the whole ire very luippy nbout Now they hi Qf the bureau November 5, 1945, on the recommendation of Henry Wallace, then secretary of Nebraska of! had been appointed McConncll had held up filling ol nf Nnvemher 5. a petition to plnce Vrindenberg's name on the Nebraska ballot until the Michigan senator hnd oppor- tunity to answer this question: "If you were nominated by the Republican convention would you accept the Vniidcnbcrg wired McConncll: "Responding to your message, decline to speculate with utterly 1m- commerce. Discussing communists, the report snid: "In this country they haven't got- ten ns fnr ns they did in Czecho- slovakia, but they got pretty far, because they got a man as vice- president of the United States, and he is now their candidate for Presi- dent, and he is the same man who recommended Dr. Condon as direc- tor of the Bureau of Standards." The committee said "the situation as regards Dr. Condon is not an Isolated one." "There are other government offi- cials in strategic positions who are plnylng Stalin's game to the detri- ment of the United It de- clared. "The evidence before our subcommittee Indicates very strong- ly that there is in operation at the present time in the United States an extensive Soviet espionage ring. "To permit this ring to continue, In view of the high atomic prizes which they are seeking is folly, and can only lend to ultimate Meanwhile, from Wulter Heed Army hospital hero where he Is un- der treatment for a stomach ail- ment, Representative J. Parnell Thomas (R.-N, indicated he may call a bedside meeting of the full un-American activities com- mittee. Head Both Groups Thomas heads both the full group and the three-man subcom- mittee which h.is been investigating the government's atomic energy program for more than a year. The purpose of the hospital meet- ing would be to send the subcom- mittee report formally to President Truman and to the Commerce de- partment, under which the Bureau of Standards operates. At Key West, where Mr. Truman Baby Hit by Locomotive Pcquot Lakes, Minn. Struck by a locomotive when a basket -In which It rode slipped from a. sled, a year-old baby to- day was reported unhurt. Mrs. Margaret DC Grcc was carrying her flvc-year-old child and pulling a sled on which was the baby's basket. Continuing- on after crossing the Minnesota International railroad licrc late Monday, the mother looked nrnunil to discover nhc wan tugging at an empty filed. Retracing her path, nlic rush- ed back to the track only to have the engine, piuhlng a snow plow, arrive flrol. The banket loiwed Into a deep ntiow- drirt and Mm, Do Grce found her child unharmed, she said. Antilynching Bitt O.K.'d by House Committee Wailiinpton Antilynching legislation was approved today by the House Judiciary committee. The action sends the key one in President Truman's civil rights one step short of the House floor. It must be cleared by the rules committee be- fore the House can vote on it. It Is one of the measures which has southern Democrats threatening n parly revolt. The Judiciary committee voted be- hind closed doors and the vote was not announced officially. However, The bill, drnftcd by Roprescnta- membcrs said it was 18 to 8. tlvc Clifford Case (R.-N. declares It to be the duly of the state to pro- tect the life', liberty and property of every Individual. The federal government could step in nnd bring prosecutions when there wns a lynching. Persons participating In any man- ner in a lynching would be guilty of a felony nnd punishable by 20 years imprisonment nnd n fine of Peace officers falling to make "diligent efforts" to prevent lynch ings in their Jurisdiction could be punished by five years Imprisonment nnd n. fine. Any person injured by n lynch mob could recover up to from the community in which the incident occurred, provided tile community did not prove that it had made every effort to prevent the violence. In event of death, the victim's heirs would receive the money. Youngdahl Orders Raises for Civil Service Workers SI. increases total- ing for fl.500 civil service the President would have no com- ment. The un-Amcrlcan nctrvities group recommended that Condon either be "removed or n statement should be forthcoming from the secretary of commerce setting forth the reasons why he has retained Dr. Condon In view of the derogatory Information which he has had before him." In Secretary Harrlmnn's absence from Washington, Undersecretary William C. Foster issued a state- ment snyins the Commerce depart- ment's loyalty board had conducted a hearing "as a result of questions that had been raised regarding Dr. Condon." "In its report, dated February 24, Foster's statement continued, board stated Its unanimous opinion thnt no reasonable grounds exist for believing thnt Dr. Condon is disloyal to the United States." IJniTlnmn, leaving Sun Valley, Idaho, for Washington, said he had no comment on the Condon matter. German Police Arrest Czech Political Refugees Murktrcriwltc, Germany Germnn border police said today were Luther July 1. The increases also were npprovcd by Earl Berg, state commissioner of administration, ns required by state law when cost of living sal- ary increases are put into effect for state employes in the classified service. The governor's announcement came nftcr the state civil service director reported his investigation disclosed thai the cost of living from July, 1947, to January, 1948, had in- creased a sufficient number of points to warrant a two-step pay increase. The increases will range from a j minimum of to n. maximum of per month. Pay increases will bo recommend- ed, effective July 1. for approxi- mately nonacadcmlc employes at the University of Minnesota, W, T. Middlebrook, a university vice- president, announced nt t.hc gov- ernor's olTlee. Middicbrook snid Hint a rider in the university appropriation bill provides Hint nonncademic employes at the university "shall be given comparable pny Increases" to those of stain employes. The Increases for university .cm- Explosion Occurs Off Pacific Coast Heroic Work Reported by Commander Long Beach, Calif. The) blast-torn destroyer Duncan reach- ed port today with one man dead. 14 injured nnd a story of valiant crew work to save their ship after an explosion 200 miles nt sea. The 390-foot ship got home under her own power. The starboard side, near the stern -vas rent alonu water line, the Jagged opening be- ing more than 30 feet long and three or four feet Steel deck plates were buckled. The Injured were transferred to Long Bench. Naval hospital. The name of the man killed will be an- nounced later. Six sailors were in- jured seriously cnoush for hos- pitalizntlon, mostly by burns, but the navy snid none was in critical condition. They include: C. G, Frescncr, sergeant second class, Walnut, Iowa; W. V. Wemln- gcr, sergeant first class. West DCS Moines, Iowa; Donald L, Radlcky, sergeant second class; A. W. Jan- sen, boatswain's mate, scabcc, sec- ond class, Aspinwnll. Iowa, and J. M. Elvnsky, sergonnt second class, Akcley, Minn, Commander Paul Van Lcuncn. Jr., of Cincinnati. Ohio, skipper of the Duncan, told newsmen the ex- plosion was believed to have been caused by acetylene gas from leaking container. It the shlpflUer's shop. occurred There a In. only one mail in the shop at the lime, tho man killed. Commander Van Leunen snid several compartments were flooded, followed by general flooding aft. "Through the vnllant efforts of the crew the water was confined to the damaged he said. Cnptoln T. A. Smith of Tnlladega, commander of destroyer divi- sion 52 to which the Duncan be- longed, said the crew "did an out- standing job and -several will cited for their work." The Duncan carried trn omcem nnd men. Shr Irft San Diego February 24 for Prurl Har- bor with throe other Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Light snow continuing tonight nnd ending early Wednesday changing to snow flur- ries and becoming coldcx by Wed- nesday morning. Low tonight 18; high Wednesday 28, EXTENDED FORECASTS Minnesota. tures will average two degrees be- low normal northern Minnesota and normal to two degrees above elsewhere. Normal maximum 27 northern Minnesota to 44 south- Minimum five above northern Min- nesota to 21 south. Colder Thursday. Rising temperature Friday and Sat- urday. Colder Sunday. Precipitation will average less than one quarter inch northern Minnesota, rangln? one inch Frequent Intervals of snow mainly Wednes- day, Thursday and Saturday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the M hours ending nt 12 m. today: Maximum. minimum, 20; noon, 22; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Prec. upward to one half to southeastern Wisconsin. BemidJI ............32 ihlcngo 29 Denver 28 Dos Molnra 30 Duluth 2fl Falls 16 Cansas Clly........ 34 Los Angeles........00 Miami excuse for coming home gees from Czechoslovakia in the 11111 i A A. have arrested 2S wou d riinw from W3 Mpls.-St. Paul Orleans New York..... Seattle Phoenix With lipsllck on their collars. Ol few days. I1 Middlcbrook said. 31 41 03 43 i Winnipeg 12 16 27 "o 23 20 (i 32 44 74 23 64 2S 3G 42 34 .02 .47 .13 J3 .01 .02 .14 .21 .08 .02   

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