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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1948, Winona, Minnesota                                w E ATHER Innljint Mid FM IS COMING mire roar new radio can It Full Leased Wire News Report of Tho Associated Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 48. NO. 28 WINONA. MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 20, 1946 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES THE ALSOPS Many Fear Stalin Can't Avert War Ity JoMiph Slewnrl AUop "very, very sorl  consolidation of tho Soviet mstcrn Kuropean empire, so that Kiu> can not act a.i a magnet drawing eastern Europe out of tho Soviet Krasp. The second Id tho wrecking of KF4P. so that tho western European countries can rif-ver recover sufficiently to free thr-rnsrlvp.i from the thfeat of Sovlot domination by means of what Tru- luiin called "Internal aKKfosslon." Yrt Stalin iinilnulitedly wishes to achieve the.io objectives Without wur. Them Is no doubt that Stalin would welcome the acUlltlon of Italy in thn Hovlet sphere but It Is im- Ilkrly Unit lie wimld consciously ri-.k win1 to Mils end. Yet what can fitiilin tin'1 Thn political nKKHWilon which he has unleashed on Kuropo I-. not- .10 pimple a matter a.'i ordln- nry mllltiiry nKKrcnslon. It, In not n mutter of (irderliiK divisions to iifvtince or t" halt. Kven If Hlalln could call (iff ToKllalU, to do no WdtiUI in' to iinderiiiliip communist and thiiK Hovk-t power In tho whole jion-Kovlet world. This In turn would riimprririil.se tin- Hovlet power to wreck the Kufopran rocovery [irriKrarn, and tho success of the KuroiTiui rccovi-ry program would threaten the whole Soviet empire In eastern Kuropp. That l.i tho traRlC trap into which the Stal- inist pfillcy since the war led the aniiiK dictator in tho Kremlin, mid wlUi him. world. Allies Urge Trieste Return to Italy A- of C. Airport Heads Withdraw Resignations At Request of Board In Illonii, who came to Mlnncnola u month ago to mar- ry a a.I. who had mot In Salz- burg, She found him married, Sho faced return to her native Hungary but her story was pub- llclncd, and she received proposals in a week, Illona says hor mother was a countess and her father n Hungarian diplo- mat. Sho IH honeymooning to- day, brldo of a locomotive engi- neer, Sho will llvo in a small Minnesota elty. (A.P. Wire- photo to Tho Rcpubllcan-Her- nlcl.) Taft Law Invoked To Avert Atomic Plant Strike Knoxrlllo, Tenn. A threat- ened dtrlko In an atomic bomb lab- oratory nt Oftk Rldgo, Tonn., was averted yustordtiy when tho govern- ment obtained an injunction bnn- nlni? a walkout for 80 dnyn. Tho court order, Issued hero by Federal CJcorKO C. Taylor, marked Iho first time national emergency provisions of tho Taft-Hartley law rind boon Invoked, About 000 mcmbcro of the A.F.L. Atomic Trades and Labor council woro restrained from leaving their Jobs nt Oak Ridge National labora- tory. and Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation, operator of tho plant, wn.s restrained from dis- turbing tho "status quo" oT an cx- ,.illnK labor contract with the union. In recent Washington negotia- tions, tho union claimed tho work- era woro threatened with a wage cut, Carbide took over tho laboratory March 1 from Monsanto Chemical Company. Monsanto had been pay- Ing tho A.F.L, workers higher wages than those received by C.I.O. work- era at a nearby atomic production plant, al.to operated by Carbide. After thn injunction wax taucd, Kcnnulh L. Scott, union spokes- man, tokl reporters tho union would 'wait out tho next 80 days." "Wo will not negotiate away tho prtvllcKCfl won by collective bar- gaining. They will have to legislate ;hom ho said, Tho company's position was stat- ed by Thomas E. Lano, Industrial rnlatlon.i mipcrlntcndcnt for Car- blcln's Oak Ridge plants. "Wo hopo that In tho period of tho noxt clays the several items now In dispute between the com- pany and tho union will be rcsolv- hu mild. Arndt Elected Head of Falls V.F.W. Poit ninok Illvcr FallN, Arnclt was elected com- mander of tho Oluf Thompson post No. 1950 of tho Veterans of Foreign Wars and four other posts wore filled here Thursday night. Other officers elected Included Al- vln Moo, senior vlco-commandcr; Eugene Dana, Junior vlco-command- or: James Dell, adjutant, and Mor- roll Orllch, quartermaster, Bulletins KiiMlitnN nb- ruplly wnlkrd nut of an Alllnl Control Council meeting todny Hftrr clmrKlnff tho WcHtcrn powora hull proved by tliclr uc- tlnnn "ttml tlm Control Council tin nxlnlfl nn nn orgnn of govflrninitnl." opcr- utom today naked tho federal dl.itrlct court to nnrno an um- plrn for tho mlncra' pension dlnputc Unit him canned n na- tion-whin Ktrlke. Hprliurflolil, S. Sonntor Kohcrl A. Tuft declar- ed toility that he would favor it temporary selective draft If other mclliodn for obtaining nrmixl wii'vlcrH manpower could (in proved Action Follows Special Meeting of Directors The Association of Commerce board of directors has unanimously voted confidence in Its airport com-1 pcd up ft storm today but mlttco and financial policies, and'u. s, sources expressed confidence Abandon Partition, Urges U. S. Arabs Hail Policy Reversal; Jews Claim Betrayal By Lurry llaiick Lake Success, N. ca's about-face on Palestine whip- the committee co-chairmen have withdrawn their resignations, Leo C. La France, president of the ns-soclntlon, said that the board had Kivcn tho committee the vote of confidence at a meeting this morn- Ing at tho Hotel Wlnona, and Roy T. Patncnude, who is n director on the board, and William A, Galewskl had agreed to withdraw their resig- nations, which were submitted Fri- day. Back Committee It wns understood that the board of directors had agreed to buck the nlrport committee in supporting the city council rcciucst for from tho .state as an additional airport grant and In asking the city council for a two-story administration build- ing. When the two men resigned yes- terday those two points were men- tioned as Issues, After this morning's meeting the Association of Commerce Issued this statement: 'At a meeting of the board of di- rectors of the Association of Com- merce held at the Hotel Wlnona this morning the work and policies of the nlrport committee In respect to the construction of u modern class threo airport for Wlnonu were 1'c- vlcwcd for the board by Roy T, Pat- ncnudc, airport committee chair- man, who aliio spoke for Co-chiUr- mnn Wllllnm Galewskl, His report clarified any misunderstanding that existed between tho committee and certain board members, which re- sulted In the resignation of the air- port committee yesterday. "Speaking for tho board, Mr. La France conveyed to Mr. Patnoaudc an expression of appreciation for tho services of the committee on this Important civic project over 11 period of .several years, which was followed by n motion to refuse to accept the resignations of the co-chairmen. It was unanimously passed and made part of the records of the Associa- tion of Commerce. "After receiving a vote of confi- dence from tho board In respect to tho policies of the committee per- taining to the raising of funds and control of construction costs work- Ing Jointly with the city council, Mr, Pntneaudo and Mr, Galewskl, co-chairmen, agreed to withdraw their resignations and continue to carry on tho advisory functions of tho airport committee until the air- port is completed." Winona Chosen As Site of' A.F.L. Convention St. r.-nil Wlnona wa.s selected today as the site for the 1048 convention of tho Minnesota Federation of Labor. The executive committee of the federation, meeting here today, set convention dates as September 20- 22. About delegates represent- ing more than 800 A.F.L. locals will attend. the United Nations will accept the sudden proposal to abandon par- tition. The answer by Palestine's Jews mny be to proclaim a Hebrew re- public. Arabs hailed the American turn- about as a victory for them against Zionism, but made It clear 'they want nothing but an independent Arab state. The proposal by Chief Delegate Warren R. Austin for temporary U. N, trusteeship over the blood- bathed Holy Land was greeted with consternation in London, in Washington and among Jews throughout tho world. Austin Pica Austin's pica came with dra- matic suddenness. Ho asked yesterday for a ncKslon of tlio U. N. AsKcmbly to ap- prove the interim plan and consider a permanent solution. He proposed that the Security council endorse the interim trusteeship under the U. N. trusteeship council and Instruct the U. N. Palestine commission to iihamlnn efforts to put through partition. The partition commission already has an advance party in the Holy Land. There, Jewish leaders met In Tel Aviv, An informed Jewish source said they might proclaim a republic anyway, and then "It will bo up to the United Nations to recognize it, ignore it or suppress Ready to Seize- A framework for a Jewish gov- ernment already exists, In a 32- mcmbcr provisional council estab- lished several weeks ago, Haganah, the Jewish militia, says it is ready to seize and hold sovereinty in pre- dominantly Jewish areas. Both Jews and Arabs said they would fight on. Shots sounded ns of In Mrs Eugene Williams was forced to evacuate her furniture In a mule-drawn wagon when flood wa- eovered an outlylnfr section of DCS Moines today. The boys at left are preparing to launch an old ters covered an outlying stock water tank. (A.P. Wlrcphoto to The Republican-Herald.) 1 to 7-Year Term Given Two Winona Youths in Alma Case ChrisLlan.s In the Holy City Jerusalem prepared to usher Palm Sunday, commemorating the triumphal entry of Christ. Thirty were killed yesterday. More were slain today. The British colonial office an- nounced Britain stands pat in her dctcrinlnatlon to .surrender two months hence her League of Na- tions mandate over Palestine. Bri- tish troops will be pulled out not later than August 1, British Review A British cabinet review of the situation Is set foe Monday. Mean- while, the British foreign, colonial and war offices began consulta- tions. Only yesterday the House of Senate Billion Tax Cutting Bill Vote Due Monday By Marvin L. Arrowsmlth Washington Senate Repub- licans gained new recruits today in their drive to cut income taxes Announcement by Senator Morse (R.-Ore.) that, he intends to vote for the bill left little doubt the Republicans would line up solidly for it. And more Democrats pledged their support when the showdown comes Monday. The Senate agreed last night to vote on any remaining amendments and the bill itself starting at 4 p. m. Monday. This agreement was reached after Republican lenders had spent near- ly seven hours successfully fight- ing oil a scries of Democratic pro- posals to amend the bill. Morse's decision was considered significant. He was one of the two Republicans who last year voted against the second G.O.P. tax cut bill which President Truman vetoed And he also voted to sustain the veto, However, the Oregon lawmaker told the Senate yesterday that he Commons wrote In May 15 as the now favors a reduction since it seems definite date for the end of Britain's j to be "the predominant will of the mandate in a bill outlining with-i American people." drawal procedure. Arabs hailed tho American aban- donment of partition. Secretary- General Abdcl Rahman Azzam Pnsha of the seven-nation Arab ______ __ league snld in Lebanon that the' for "the bill. Arabs might agree to a short, lim-' Ited trusteeship period. He said it mlghti even be possible to reach agreement with thn Jews. Senator Langer (R.-N. who joined Morse's vote last year, also has Indicated that he plans to vote for the measure. Several Democrats also spoke up Never Agree "But if they're going to shelve independence for Palestine Indef- initely, then we will never agree to that." the Avnb leader said. The Palestine Arab higher committee called the U. S. stand "a return to recognition of the natural rights The committee nlso approved the of Arnb.s." Minneapolis teachers strike and In-1 A .spokesman for tho Jewish Htructed that letters be mailed to each local In the state urging finan- cial'and moral support. (Continued on Pnffc 7, Column 3} PALESTINE Allies Speed German Unification Plans Berlin The United States, Britain and France were reported today to have' discussed plans for speeding unification of. Germany. Military governors for the three nations held a special conference yesterday. They reportedly arranged to establish working committees to carry out the program set up at a British -French-U. S. parley on Germany ended in London March 6. Sentence Warning: to Others, Judge White Declares By Stafr Writer Alma, Wlnona youths, after pleading guilty here Into Fri- day to carnal knowledge of a 17- year-old Fountain City girl, were sentenced to serve a general In- determinate sentence of one to seven years at the Wisconsin state re- formatory at Green Bay. In imposing the sentence Circuit Judge Kenneth S. spoke briefly and pointedly: "I am satisfied from the testi- mony here today that you are not the type of citizen we want In Buffalo county, and the sen- tence I am about to Impose U partly to punish you and partly to warn others of your type to stay out of Buffalo county." Both Private Richard Burbank, 16 years old, and Eugene Wicka, 18, stood emotionless before the stand and received tho sentence without visible reaction. Earlier In the afternoon they ar.d the 17-year-old Rirl had told their stories on the witness stand. Girl Tells Story The girl sobbed out her story to District Attorney Belmont Schlos- steln, Cochrane, while the two Wl- nonans told theirs, before an aud- ience of only about 25, without hesi- tation, both admitting that they each had had intimate rela- tions twice. Burbar.k chewed gum throughout the three-hour hearing. They denied having employed force or threats of any type. However, the charge brought against them is known as the statutory rape opposed to the more severe rape charge, which carries up to 35 years in some instances under Wisconsin law. The specific charge against the two youths was: Unlawfully and _...... carnally knowing and abusing a TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE New Clashes Reported in Costa Rica By Reginald Wood San Jose, Costa clashes were reported today between government forces fighting revolu- tionaries in the south. The latest fighting flared at Pal- mar Sur and Puerto Cortes on the Pacific coast about 70 miles south- west of San Jose. There the govern- ment forces sought to prevent rev- olutionaries commanded by Jose Plgueres from gaining control of an extensive banana growing re- gion stretching to the Panama bor- der. Nlcaracuan troops were flown in- to Palmar Sur yesterday. The republic went into its eighth day of revolution after weathering what government sources said was a threat to its financial system. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Sun- day. Occasional local rain and warmer tonight, becoming cooler late Sunday. Low tonight 40; high Sunday 60, Minnesota: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday; little change In tem- perature tonight; cooler Sunday. Wisconsin: Fair north, showers south and east portions tonight and Sunday; warmer tonight, turning cooler northwest portion Sunday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Max- imum, 62; minimum, 30: noon, 62; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night sun rises tomorrow female person under the age of 18 Denver Des Moines years. Maximum sentence for the crime is ten years. Both Burbank and Wicka pleaded guilty to the charge when they were wrought before Judge White at p. m., but before imposing sen- ;ence he invited both District At- torney Schlossteia and M. L. Pu- gina. Fountain City, court-ap- pointed defense attorney, to pre- sent evidence for the court's infor- mation. __....._ The central figure In the case, phoenix the 17-year-old Buffalo_ Slax. Bemidjl 49 Chicago 65 60 54 Duluth 43 47 70 54 Int. Falls Kansas City Los Angeles Miami 76 Mpls. St. Paul 45 New Orleans Now York j Seattle !arm girl, took the stand first and recounted how she had gone to a Third street dance hall in Winona with her brother and her "boy friend" on the night of February 21. About midnight they had left :or a Center street tavern, while she remained until the dance end- ed, shortly after 1 a. m, on the 22nd, Looked for Friends Coming down to the street, she said she first looked for the car at ts former location, but not finding It thero she had started to walk, looking for the Center street tav- ern mentioned by her brother and boy friend. Having "never heard of it" before, Betty said she had difficulty In finding Jr.. At We.sL Third and Mnln streets, she continued, two boys had come Wlnnlpes 82 GO 48 70 68 38 Min. 15 34 33 43 25 29 45 46 74 32 70 48 55 20 Prcc. .77 .11 .84 .33 .13 .24 .20 DAILY RIVER BDLLETIX 12 Red Wins Lake City Reads Dam 4, T.W..... Dam 5, T.W..... Dam 5A, T.W. Winona 13 Dam 6, Pool Dam G, T.W..... Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T.W..... La Crossc .....12 Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change 4.8 7.3 3.8 5.4 4.4 6.2 7.5 8.5 7.1 I) .5 5.5 7.0 l.l H- .9 -i- .5 -I- .8 H-1.3 -t-1.2 -j- .3 H-1.0 -I- .1 -I- .6 -i- .3 Tributary Streams Chlppcwa at Durand 6.0 Zumbro at Thellmnn 14.6 Buffalo above Alma 6.4 .2 Trcmpcalonu nt Dodge Black at lllsvlllo An 'unidentified Man and woman search through wreckage of their home in Fosterburg, 111. after a tornado swept across southwestern Illinois, killing several and injuring many more. This is all that was left, of the main street of struct lined with houses before the wind struck leveling the com- munity. Wlrcphoto.) Here she explained that the "big one" was Wicka and the "little one" Burbank, Until this point she had told icr story without tears. The dis- .rlct attorney asked, then, what had happened after she had been push- ed into the car. She burst into an uncontrolled sob, which was to continue intermit- (Conllnucd on Page 13, Column 6) ALMA CASE from behind'her, had told where the tavern was for which iLa Cl.ossc at w. Salem 5.1 she was looking and then had push- at Houston 11.2 cd her Into a car. Thn "blR one Rrnbbcd and threw no showed mu a said the 17-year-old girl. .2 8.0 -I- .0 .3 -i- .5 1.7 R.IVKR FORECAST (From Iliintlnirn to A general rise will take place In the Mississippi extending for several days under present temperature conditions. Dams 5A and 10 have their gates open and dams 6 and 9 will follow soon. Rises will be much affected by Ice action throughout the district. The small- er tributaries are falling and the Zumbro will crest today at about three feet above flood stage. The Wisconsin and Chlppcwa will rise slowly, the Black, more rapidly the next two days. U. N. Free Territory Plan Unworkable Proposal Would Mean Italian Treaty Revision States, Britain and Prance today proposed the return of the territory of to Italy through a major revision or the Italian peace treaty. The proposal was made on behalf of the American Rovernment to the Russian and Italian embassies here at 9 a. m, today. Trieste Is on Im- portant port city and center on the Adriatic sea between Italy and YuRoslavia. Pence Treaty Under tho Italian pence treAty, Trieste wa.s establl.shcd as a free territory under the protection ol the United Nations. Today's Joint announcement of the Western powers said this plan lor an independent Trieste is not working out very well. It said Yugoslavia already hM virtually incorporated that area of the territory occupied by Yugoslav troops. The proposal to "place the free territory of Trieste once more un- der Italian sovereignty" apparently is a major move by the western powers in Italian political strategy. The Italians are to hold n. national election April is with a communist bid lor power the big issue. Decision Causes The Western decision to propose return of Trieste to Italy attributed to two main causes: 1. "Discussions In the Secur- ity council have already tli.it on the tion of a governor (for is Imposwblc." The peace treaty provides that a rovernor for tho new free territory ahoold he chosen by the C. N. Security council. 2. The three received abundant evidence to that tho YucMlar has been completely ed in character and hai beea virtually Incorporated Into YuROsUvia. by whlck do not rempcct the derire pressed by the powers to an independent and democratic statin to the territory." The Joint statement reviewed compromise agreement between the Western powers and Russia than a year ago by which the Ires territory of Trieste was created and then concluded: Recommend Return "The governments of the United States, United Kingdom and have therefore decided to recom- mend the return of the free ter- ritory of Trieste to Italian sover- eignty as the best solution to roeet the democratic aspirations of people and make possible tha re- establishment of peace and stabil- ity in the area, as the Security coun- cil has assumed the responsibility (Continued on Taice 10, Column 4) ALLIES Lewis Accepts Bid to Meet Soft Coal Operators Washington John L, today accepted a government Invi- tation to meet with coal operaton Monday in an attempt to settle the current cool strike. Lewis, however, said In accepting the Invitation from Mediation Di- rector Cyrus S. Ching, that: "It is preposterous to assume that any progress will be made at your Monday mcetlnc. as these men (negotiators for the soft operators) merely carry out the In- structions of their principals." Lewis plainly accepted the In- vitation with reluctance. He said he did so out of a "desire to avoid any discourtesy" to Chlng. The mlnounlon chief did not say whether he would appear in per- son at the conference. He said m. "representative committee" would be on hand from the united mine workers. The coal walkout has spread In a single week over the entire bitum- inous industry. It has caused shutdowns of steel and other Impor- tant industrial plants. It is based on a dispute over a method of paying miners' retire- ment pensions out of the 000 miners' health and welfare fund. Lewis contended in a memoran- dum to Chlng that the operators In- vited to the Monday conference lack power to rench any agreement. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, Chlng In a .SHRC bitter In tone: "As I have previously advised you there nre a' half-dozen men who can speak with finality on mat- ters of policy, affecting the coal industry. "They nrf. Messrs. FnJrleiw of (United Stales) Steel; Humphrey of M. A. Hanna; Hiirrlmnn of Union Pacific; Buchanan of Old Bend: Francis of Island Creek: and Alex- ander of Pocohontas Fuel. "You may recall that last year Messrs. Falrless and Humphrey performed such a Job (settled a coal strike) by themselves." The men Lewis named are offi- cials prominent In the steel, rail- road and coal industries who us- unlly have representatives dealins with Lewis in disputes.   

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