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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1948, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER Fnlr tonight And TUflrtdayi continued cool tonljtht, warmer Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 46. NO. 83 "WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 24, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS HERE DU1 97.5 for the In Radio TWENTY PAGES THE ALSOPS Stop Dewey Move Seen In G.O.P. Uy Siowart Alsop San Harold Stnsson thc question has now become wheth- er the Republican nomination can bo secured, not for himself, but for Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg or some other Republican who is not n bitter Stasscn enemy. For Gov- ernor Thomas E. Dewey, the ques- tion now l.i whether his restarted bunclwHKon can gain enough mo- mentum to break through a Phila- delphia deadlock and carry him to nomination. Oregon, following hard upon Ohio, has In fact neatly reversed the allo- cation of roles in the Republican political drama which seemed to havo been made in Wisconsin J Nebraska. For a few weeks, Dcwcy and Senator Robert A. Taft were gathering their strength to stop Stasscn, Now It Is Stassen who must, and unquestionably will, prepare to use all his resources in order to stop Dcwey, For the Republican front-runner is now Dcwey, And Stasson already knows that one of Dewey's dearest pleasures and first endeavors will bo to chase him from thc national scene, t UY DRAMATICALLY reversing a sharply unfavorable situation, Dewey has scored an undoubted personal success of tho first order. The ef- fects of Wisconsin and Nebraska arc now virtually wiped out. Dewey's political managers can assert that Dcwcy failed in Wisconsin and Nebraska because ho was too busy Tor an Intensive personal campaign comparable to Stassen's, They can say, and beyond doubt are now say- ing, that Oregon has shown Dewey's real stuff, when ho roils up his sleeves and goes after the vote. Be- cnuso tho Oregon electorate) is a highly representative, mlchtlo of the road Republican electorate, the ef- fect will bo all the greater. Dowey has. in short, won a very solid, very vital victory. Yet one cannot help recalling ono observer's shrewd verdict on Ohio, that the real Ohio winner was neither Stas- scn nor Taft, but Vandonberg. Here again In Oregon, while Dcwey has won, Vanclonbcrg has won also. Sig- nificantly enough, this was bound to bo true, whatever the outcome. This corespondent lei't Portland before tho voting, but not before both thc Dowey and the Stasscn camps had bcRun to consider what they would do if defeated. In both camps, lin- ing up behind Vandenberg was con- sidered the obvious strategy. w FOB STASSEX to try to promote the choice of Vandenberg and him- self and hope for second place on the ticket will bo merely to revert to thc tactics he had in mind before Wisconsin sent his hopes soaring. But there are other more complex factors to consider. Vandenberg is also on the whole preferred to any Youth Dead in Car Fire Near Alma Arabs Stall on Proposal for Truce France Holds Out Legion to Ask U.N.for36 For U. S. Arms Aid More Hours London France is reported to be demanding that the United States guarantee military aid to the western European alliance as a price for approving an American plan to rebuild Germany's industry. Diplomatic officials said today, the French demand has blocked an accord among the western powers on Germany's economic and political I reached on future. American offlclals wnulr described as unwilling to commit themselves on a military pact, Offlclals close to the conference report the 'French delegation, with the support of Belgium, the Nether- lands and Luxembourg, has approv- ed in principal a plan to give to of their own with a large measure of economic independence. But they have raised simultane- ously a demand the United States commit itself to American support if any of the western European al- liance countries is attacked. United States officials remained confident an agreement will be reached on the American plan, which would give western Germany a full partnership in the European economic recovery program, Chary of details, British officials were less hopeful. They cautioned Cease-Fire O. K.'d by Jews; Egyptians Reach Jerusalem take Success Khoury of Syria said Paris El today the Arabs would ask the United Na- tions for a 30-hour extension on the security council's Palestine cease- fire appeal. E1 disclosed the Arab against- anticipating a fuil accord after the at the present conference which nr refaction from tho Germans a government' month. at the prese has been in session for more than a Chrysler Parley Set for Wednesday of thc competing candidates by Taft 'Must' Bills Jam Dims Plans for Adjournment Washington A thick stack of "must" bills cast a dark shadow today over plans of Republican lead- ers to ndjourn Congress June 18. Senators probably will go on an extra hour shift this week and be- tfln night sessions later in an effort to Jam through a bundle of. con- troversies. But unless the lawmakers some- how can avoid the usual session-end squabbles, the best guess today is that they will be able only to recess for the Republican and Democratic national convention and then return to finish the job in Washington's hot and muggy summer weather. Complicating the tightly-packed legislative schedule Is a report that; one top-ranking Republican senator I is carrying an antlpoll tax bill nround in his pocket. He plans to offer it as an amendment to any House-passed bill that affords any kind of peg for it. That would be certain to cause a filibuster by southern Democrats. Many of them have promised to talk indefinitely to prevent enactment of any of the civil rights measures ask- ed by President Truman. So far Congress has sent to Mr. and. his conservative or the Republican any acceptance or rejection from the Arab countries. He said he had received instruc- tions a few minutes after the dead- line to ask for more time. El Khoury said consultations on the truce were in progress now, ori would begin shortly, at Amman' Trans-Jordan. He said he was instructed to In- form the council the cease-fire appeal was received too late to enable the Arab countries to con- sult before the deadline. Shortly before the deadline a high Arab representative here said the Arab countries would. not agree to Kim Sig- ler stepped into the Chrysler Cor- poration strike today and brought both sides back to the bargaining table- cease-fire.' U. N The governor capped a dramatic olrlolals nowever, said they had night-long session by telling news- reoelved no communications from papermen that the C.I.O. United Auto Workers and Chrysler had agreed to sit down Wednesday and try to settle the 13-day-out walk- out. They will meet in the governor's Detroit headquarters, Sigler said. Republican-Herald photos The Wrecked And Burned Car which sent an Alma, Wis., farm youth to his death early Sunday- morning and two Wisconsin girls to the St. Elizabeth hospital at Wabasha, Minn is shown above in an Alma garage. The machine burned after it crashed four and a half miles south of Alma. The time is 1 p. m. Wednesday. If the meeting comes off as plan- ned, it will bo the first get to- gether since May 11, the day before the Chrysler production work- ers hit the picket lino. The tf-A.W.-C.I.O. has asked a 30-cent hourly wage increase. Chrys- .cr at one time offered six cents but ;hls was rejected. The union later reduced its demand to 17 cents but reverted to 30 cents when'the strike was called, Sigler said he proposed no formu- la for settling the strike. received no the Arabs. Cease Fire El Khoury, only Arab member of the United Nations security coun- cil, told a reporter the Arabs would cease fire only If the provisional government of Israel ceased to function. This virtually ruled out a truce in tho Holy' Land war. Both the United States and Bri- tain urged the Arab nations to abido by the tr. N. order, which Israel accepted Sunday, subject to Arab agreement. The British and American appeals for peace, delivered in Cairo and other Arab capitals by the western powers' diplomats today, Under- Truman only four of the more than tib Ui. 1.11U The Michigan ft dozen appropriation bills which delegation, Aether with a .large Brannan Named For Anderson Post Frank- lin Brannan was nominated today to be secretary of agriculture. He now is assistant secretary. Tho President sent Brannan's name to the Senate shortly before It convened at 10 a. m. Brannan, a native of Colorado, would succeed Clinton P. Anderson, who resigned May 10 to run for tho nominated Frlc'cla B. Hcnnock, a New York city. lawyer to membership in the Fed- eral Communications commission. Miss Hennock was named to succeed Clifford J. Durr. who said some- time ago he did not want a new term. number of Pennsylvania's herd or political livestock, must al- ready be considered as assets of the ciratt-VantlcnberK planners. And one wonders whether Dewey himself, who would claw any other rival's cyp-i out to get tho nomination, will make tho kind of all out flpht against Vandenbcrg that leaves deep scars behind, There are several points here to consider. First, Dcwcy wants above nil to be president, Is still a young man. but cannot again make a bid for the White House from the New York governor mansion. Second, at least one faction of the clraft- Vnndrnbcrp planners began thlnk- Iric wi-cks afro of offering Dcwcy the) Senate In New Mexico. Vice-Presidential spot, with the spe- The President also cliil task, for which he is well-fitted, of out thc reorganization of the federal government on thc Imxl.i of tlic recommendations of President Hoover's special commis- sion. This would make thc Vlcc- Prrxldency an extra active job, rather than a mere empty honor. THIKD. himself Jv.is lot It bo known he would serve only one term, which would open thc way for Dewey again In 1052. And fourth, there were Indications ik few apo that in thc event of defeat In OroRon, Dewey himself was thinking favorably of second place on a Vutidi'iiberR ticket. Victory In Ori-Kon mny cause Dewey to t.hn advantages ho had begun to teach himself to sec In such an ar- rangement. Slttssen's stucKlnc flKht for the nomination has made him thc object ot much personal enmity. Senator VancleiiuerK, If dratted, would want tho maximum ot party unity and is thus quite likely to prefer Dewey as n running mate. Any warn' on the Philadelphia outcome is a lonj: shot, but Ions? shot Ramblers might do worse than a parlay on a Vancten- beru-Dcwcy ticket. Only ono other thing remains to be said about the Oregon primary. Thc Issue in the campaign, as pub- licly proclaimed by both Dewey and Stassen, was Stasscn's proposal to suppress the Communist party. Stasson was defeated on that issue. The fact that this proposal .was Just rejected does credit to thc political decency, and above all the common sense, ot the voters. It should also bo taken as a warning by the kind of Republicans and reactionary Democrats who think there is po- litical capital to be made by wallop- ing in cheap appeals to prejudice jinel vulgar political sensationalism., Being Parncll Thomas docs not pay1 in tho run. Man Fined on Short Weight Charge at Austin Austin, Minn. Frank Chir- ico of Pittsburgh, Pa., was fined In municipal court today that have been going on in London for 48 hours. Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin met Saturday and again today with U. S. Ambassador Lewis Douglas. After today's con- ference a British government source indicated Britain will consider with- drawing her 40 officers serving with the Arab Legion of when he pleaded guilty to a the Arab nations turn down the of falsifying weights and measures. N_ pcace eCorts. A ban on further Ho was accused of giving Miss Gertrude Banfield of Austin short measure when ho sold her black dirt for lawn dressing. Chirico was arrested in Clear Lake, Iowa, and brought back to Austin. shipments of arms also was men- tioned as a possibility. 1 Killed, 2 Shot As Youth Tries to Free Sweetheart Marshall, Mo. An 18-year old youth was in police custody to- day after orally admitting the slay- ing of a deputy sheriff and wounding of two men during an attempt to free his sweetheart from a state school for feeble-minded. Norman Lee Blodgett was arrested In Kansas City four hours after the shootings took place yesterday morn- ing. Sergeant Leo Hoedl of the Kansas City police department said uuwcii> -----j, youth, a former patient at the school lined British-American conferences here and at the state hospital lor insane, Fulton, Mo., said he loved the girl and planned to marry her. Deputy Sheriff J. O. Freeman, 50, of Marshall, was killed. Dr. R. Q. Kelly, acting superin- tendent of the school, said he recog- nized the youth when he appeared at the institution and knew him as a "bad actor." Kelly said he and Lloyd Bennett, wy's supervisor, questioned Blodgett and Bennett said he could see a gun in the youth's pocket. Kelly called Freeman who demanded the Reaches Cairo Harold Evans of Philadelphia, thelgun, then wrestled with the boy. Sleeping Sunday Afternoon at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Waba- sha Minn., was Geneva Marty, shown above, 18-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs. John Marty, town of Alma, after she was brought to the hospital early Sunday morning following an automobile' acci- dent near Alma, Wis., in which Oren Peterson ot Mill Creek burned to death. The two had gone together for more than a year. The girl had four stitches taken in her head and was to receive X-rays this morning She is to be graduated from Alma High school this week. U. N.'s newly appointed commis- sioner lor Jerusalem, reached Cairo Bullet ms !by plane today. i He conferred with Kendall Kim- berland. Chase National bank re- presentative in the Middle East, who went to Jerusalem recently for Washington The Agri- culture department will offer price-supporting' loans on early harvested wheat at rates averap- a bushel, farm basis. The rates for last year's crop averaged ?1.S3. Hastings, Chief Pat Conroy said toilay ho had arrested five men on charpr- cs of assault or interfering with an officer as a result of a melcc inside and in front of a bar here early Sunday. five-year agreement asainst strikes or lockouts of pressmen in most of the commercial printing indus- try was announced today. The youth broke- away and fired several times. Two bullets hit the officer and a third hit Dr. William Q. Trefz. 25, Just above the heart. Trefz, dentist at the institution, is in a critical condition. Another bullet hit Charles Jaeckel, the American Friends (Quaker) school florist, shattering his right Service committee to try and ar-larm at the elbow range a truce. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winor.a and vicinity: Fair tonight and Tuesday. Continued cool tonight with lowest 44; a little warmer Tuesday, highest 72. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending a; noon Sunday: Maximum. minimum, 53; noon, 65; precipitation, none. Official observations for, the 24 hours ending at noon today: Maximum, 67; minimum, 41; noon, 67; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Prccip. Bomldji Chicago G5 Denver 79 DCS Moir.es ......84 Duluth 57 .06 Intnl. Falls Gl Kansas City 82 Los Angeles 75 Miami 83 Mpls.-SC. Paul 6G New Orleans 90 New York 72 Seattle 65 Phoenix on Washington 79 Winnipeg 64 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr, Stage Today Change 42 50 47 39 34 57 57 74 45 66 54 53 61' 58 36 .04 New Finn Strikes Threatened Over Red's Dismissal Helsinki, Finland Faced with threatened new strikes and mounting communist agitation, the Finnish government prepared to- day to use troops to operate Hel- sinki's port. Dock workers still are on strike in Helsinki, Soldiers were given hasty training In the technique of loading and unloading cargoes, as workers con- tinued to hold protest meetings over the recent dismissal of Yrjo Leino, communist interior minister. Spreading strikes were feared, despite a statement by the trade union federation last night that the labor movement should not be used for political ends. Between and workers in Oulu, in central Finland, are reported to have recommended a general strike. Saw War Coming In 1935, Hull Says in Memoirs Washington Cordell Hull says in his memoirs that he was convinced by 1935 that the long- range policies of Germany and Ja- pan pointed inevitably toward war, and that he began urging Ameri- can rearmament on President Roosevelt at that time. "We should let it be clearly seen." he said in one memorandum, "that, while not wanting to fight and hav- ing no reason for attacking any other country, the people of this country are not only not 'too proud to but, given certain situa- tions, would be too proud not to fight." "I also knew that the diplomatic establishment of our government was no stronger than the military forces behind it. 'When I came to the State de- partment I thought for a time, when talking to Axis diplomats, that they were looking me in the eye; but I soon discovered that they were looking over my shoulder at om- armed forces and appraising their strength. Here, I came to feel Auto Goes Off Highway, 2 Girls Hurt Vehicle Misses Curve, Plunges 22S Feet Into Pasture Alma, Wis. A mid- night ride ended In death for att 18-year-old youth from Mill Creek, Wis., near here, early Sunday morning when tho car in which he was riding crashed and burned at Brinkman's corner on highway "35, four and a half miles south of here. Two girls were hurt and two other youths were shaken up but not sadly hurt. Dead is Oren Peterson, who burxj- cd to death In the wreckage when he was pinned within the burning car. Also riding in the car were Geneva Marty, 18. town of Alma; Violet Stewart, 14. Pepin, Wis.; Walter Rieck. 18, Alma, driver of the car, and William Rleck, Jr., 22, nephew of Walter. The four were thrown free of the burning wreckage. A coroner's Jury was called this morning to view the body, the auto- mobile wreckage and to investigate the accident. An inquest will bo held within a week, H. F. Stohr, Buffalo .county .coroner, said this morning? The two girls were token to St. Elizabeth's hospital at Wabasha, Minn., where they were hospitalized. The Marty girl was brought in un- conscious and remained in that con- dition until late Sunday morning. She had four stitches taken in- her head and X-rays were to be taken this morning. The Stewart girl was released Sunday afternoon, after X-rays showed no' broken bones. Both Rleck boys suffered minor injuries. The accident occurred at a. m. Sunday as the party of rive were driving south on highway 35. They had come from a wedding party at Reldt's pavilion north of Alma. According to Buffalo County Sheriff Henry Rhyner, the car was speeding along the highway at more than 60 miles per hour when it missed a curve and plunged feet into a pasture filled with rocks and stones. The car caught fire from the rear end Immediately. 1C was thought that the gas tank: was broken open by the sharp and escaping gasoline was ignited. The death car was reported by the sheriff, following: an investiga- tion, to have passed another car driven by Junior Ruff, Alma, about a quarter of a mile from where it crashed. Mrs. John Marty, mother at the injured girl, said that tho two cars were racing. The Rleck joys were owners of the death car. Walter Rieck and the Stewart jlrl were In the front scat while the rest of the party were in the rear seat. Peterson was the son of Carl Peterson, Mill Creek. His mother died earlier this year. Russ Withdraw Olive Branch In Cold War diplo- mats decided today that the "phony jcaco" in the cold war is over- hat this is where we came in. The east-west bickering apparently goes on unchecked after 20 days of crazy-quilt diplomacy that some- Jmcs gave rise to hopes that a etup was in sight. Soviet Russia had the last word: "Clearly the attitude of the gov- ernment of the United States is not conducive to progress in interna- ,Ional affairs." 2 Youths Held in Ceylon Robbery; Money Recovered Fairmont, Two 20- year-old southern Minnesota youths were held today by Martin county authorities for the holdup of the state bank of Ceylon. The bank was robbed enjly Satur- day and Sheriff A. R. Batterman said that less than five hours later thc pair was in custody and had. con- fessed. The money was recovered. Sheriff Batterman identified them as Willard Bettin of near Ceylon and Robert H. Haroldson of Fair- mont. He said description of thc gray coupe used in the holdup led to the arrests. Charges of firs _ ____ .___ with a deadly weapon were lodged 'Saturday night in a broadside de- today against the two youths. Martin County Attorney Arthur T. Edman said the charge was brought against thc pair because it would allow authorities to refer the cases to the Minnesota conserva- tion commission. The charge car- ries possible imprisonment for from five to 40 years. Tass, tlie Soviet news degree robberyiput; out -authorized" crats and President -Juno Paasiklvi, who dismissed Leino. Paasikivi does not appear inclined to allow a com- munist to replace Leino. The former secretary of state's memoirs fill two large volumes, more than three Quarters of a mil- lion words. -0.2 1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 Elcven-Ycar-Old Lillic Ankrom, Wheeling. W, Va., who was badly burned in a fire, smiles 'appreciation for skin grafted to her scarred body. Six prisoners of West Virginia penitentiary were donors. (A.P Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Red Wins 14 4.6 Lake City....... 7.4 Reads 12 4.1 T.W...... 5.0 Dam 5, T.W...... 3.0 Dam 5A, T.W. 4.0 Winona 13 b.4 Darn 6, Pool..... 8.4 Dam 6, T.W...... 5.1 Dakota.......... 7.7 Dam 7, Pool..... 9.4 Dam 7, T.W...... 3.2 La Crosse 12 5.4 Tributary Streams Chlppcwa at Durand 1.7 Trempealcau at Dodge 0.6 Black at Galesville---- La Crosse at W. Salem 1.7 0.0 Root 'at Houston......6.0 0.0 RIVER FORECAST (From Bastings to GuttenberR) The slowly falling tendency will continue in all the upper pool areas for several days with average daily---------- falls of foot as tailwater gages. Grundys' luggage indicated that the Attorney, Wife Die in 9-Story Plunge in Chicago Chicago An attorney and his wife plunged nine floors to death from their north side hotel room. They were Harry Grundy, 49, and Lourena, 48, Taylorville, 111. The bodies struck the sidewalk in attorney had suffered from epilep- sy and was subject to fits of depres- sion. He said there was no sign of a struggle in the room. The .lieutenant said he believed Mrs. Grundy had been killed try- ing to prevent her husband from through the 0.0 window pane and screen of their room's window. Grundy's body was clad in pajamas, that of his wife wrapped in a housecoat. Her shat- tered wrist watch stopped at o'clock, Lieutenant Hoffman of the Shef- field avenue police station said a medical case report found in the dragged through while try- ing to hold him back. Dr. William S. Sadler, a Chicago psychiatrist, told police he had been treating Grundy for 15 years and that Mrs. Grundy had brought her husband here for hospitallzation. The doctor said he believed Grundy did not know when he came to Chicago yesterday that he was hospitalized. Scientist Named Chinese Premier agency, verdict the U.S. wrong on every issue dividing this country and Russia. The firm Soviet stand held out no hope that Russia would do what Secretary of Slate Marshall pro- by her actions that she really is willing to settle some of the east-west disputes. American diplomats did not ap- pear surprised by thc Russian blast. "We arc now right back where we said one official famil- iar with TJ.S.-Soviet relations. He meant that the Moscow "olive as some called it. had been 59-year-old withdrawn in favor of the familiar Wong Wcn-Hao, rated leading scientist, was confirmed to- day as premier. He was President Chiank Kai-shek's surprise choice. The action carried the generalis- simo over the most serious internal challenge to his leadership in two decades. But it is not likely to end the struggle for power building up within the government. The new legislature, whose mem- bers forced Chiang to abandon ef- forts to retain Premier Chang Chun, gave Wong reluctant but obedient confirmation. Tlie vote was 489 to 34. The legislature defeated a' mo- tion to require Wong to explain his policies to it. Without a political machine or tar brush. For the charges newly hurled in one salvo were the ones flred piecemeal almost daily by Moscow radio up to the time that "peace talks" first were mentioned nearly three weeks ago. They find fault with American actions from Greece to Korea, from the time of Potsdam to the present. So ends, apparently, the strange period of Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith's two interviews with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov: of Molo- tov's "peace talks" proposal: of Marshall's "show us" reply; of Hen- ry Wallace's letter to Premier Stalin; of Stalin's answer. power of his own. Wong-who weighs .ess than. on strong support by Chiang to en- force his program. He is expected to form his cabinet within two days. Chiang's successful nomination of the Canada-educated geologist and former minister of economic affairs was a defeat for the Kuomintang (government party) group which sought to dictate the selection in order to control ministries. India Red Troublemakers to Get Death Penalty Madras, govern- ment announced today the dcatli penalty would be invoked against communists who commit or attempt violence in the'troubled Klstna and Malabar districts of Madras prov- ince, in southern India, Police were empowered to shoot to kill commuuiBt troublemakers.-,   

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