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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 4, 1948, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER Mllil tonlxht, loon I thumlprshowrrs by Snttmlivy morning t afternoon. FM IS HERE Dial 37.5 for the Best in Radio Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Prew Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 48. NO. 92 WINONA, MINNESOTA FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 4. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES THE ALSOPS Berlin Crisis Seen In July Dy Stewart Alsnp Tjprlln This Is a moment of relaxation of tension In Europe, such us and the world brief- ly enjoyed In January and Febru- ary. The question Is whether this present slackening of tension will end tho last one did, in some- thing comparable to the Czech crisis find the threat to Scandinavia. That question Is likely to be answered hero. In this grim city, from which the Soviets desire to expel the Western powers. July is most often mentioned here as tho time of decision, when all the preliminary Soviet pushing and pressuring will mount to some sort of climax. Tf the Soviets decide to KO the whole hotr, they are expected to cut the fncxl. fuel nml power supply lines of the western sectors of Berlin, which run through their zone. It is unthinkable for the Bri- tish, French and Americans to re- main here without providing the means of life for the hundreds of thousands of Germans in their sec- tors of the city. Therefore, if the Russians KO the whole hog, the western powers will have no choice except to get out, or to force the Soviet.1! to restore the supply lines to oper.itlon. NO OXK CURTAIN 0.' Soviet intentions, but the worst Is consider- ed quite likely to happen (as It so often tend.-, to Thus the wisest choice to make In tho circumstances outlined above Is a topic ot almost feverish discussion at all levels o! the western command, from Gen- f-ral Lucius D. Clay and Sir Brian Robertson downward. No policy has Lewis Bows to Judge on Coal Talks yet Ijern ucloptccl In advance; nor can It be, until directives are secured from London, Paris and Washington, since this is n. matter involving pence or wnr. But it Is possible to say nt lenst that if the Soviets end by deciding to go nil the way, the western powers will ro- r.po'nrl with very fjrent firmness, Tho considered bronclly, full Into two classes. The first, which finds more -advocates among the French urul than among the Amerlcnn.t, muy be culled tho re- sponse by nil measures short of war, IF TIIIS COURSE l.i chosen, the powers will lenvo Berlin It their supply lines urn cut, point- ing out to the Germans meanwhile that the Soviets are using Germnn mlw'ry us an instrument of policy. Simultaneously, the Soviet union will bo forced out of tho United Nations for flagrant breach of treaties tincl international tvgroe- ment.'i. Diplomatic connections be- Sculptor Korczak Zlolkowskl stands beside model of the huge statute of Sioux Indian Chief Crazy Horse which he is carving out of the side of Thunderhead mountain, background, in the Black hills. Work started yesterday. The monument will be 500 feet high and 400 feet wide. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) '____________________________ Flood Engulfs West Coast Canadian City By William Phipps. Portland, waters churned today through newly punched-out dikes on the Pacific Northwest's far-flung flood front. More strained levees were crumbling. A new crest was rolling down. The Frftser river in Canada smashed the barriers Rain Breaks Dry Spell in Some Sections Chicago Early June's mid- summer weather continued over a wide section of the country today but rain broke dry spells in some areas. Temperatures continued above normal except In the. Pacific northwest, Thundershowers were reported in Dakotas" and Montana last night .Dakotas and Montanna last night twecn the Soviets and the west will yesterday's hot weather. The he larqely severed. Soviet and sntel-1 mercury ranged between the 80's lU-i ships will be denied the use of in the OO's over most of the wt-..terrt ports. Over-all, the Soviet ccntral states. Heaviest rainfalls- more than an at Fnrgo, N. D., and Pierre, S. D. Rain also fell last night over coastal sections of the Middle Atlantic states. The drought in some parts of tho corn belt has lasted for 30 days and some damage to crops has been reported. No measurable rain has -at Barnston and Hatzic Islands In British Columbia. The Canadian navy said ----------------------------------------------all of 360 men, women and children on Barnston who fled for their lives ahead of the foaming 20-foot water wall had reached safety. Most of them were taken off in ships to and sphcrj bo put in Coventry, while a constant, vlgllnnt guard Is posted nil around It, Yet. evert those who advocate this course (In Itself not exactly pacific) ndmlt that evacuation of Berlin would be it cfitn.-itrophlc defeat for the west. With Berlin, the tradi- tional capital of Germany, In their hiind.'i, Soviets would have the kloul set-up for their campaign to win CKTinany by plucKlnR revived German nationalism. The old max- im IN much quoted here: "Lose Bcr- ]ln, and you lose Germany; lose Grrnui'iy and you lose Europe; lose Europe and you lose the world." Quite aside from power politics, there Is also tho future of the hun- dreds of thousands of anti-commu- nist Bcrliiiers to consider. They have shown They have relied cm wr.-aeni promises to re- main In tierllii. Evacuation of Bcr- llr. would Instantly result In thou- sands of the bi-ave.'-.t of them bclr.K stood up ttwinst ihe nearest wall clays. forecast a- reading of 80, the same as yes- terday, was predicted. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity Mostly cloudy ar.d mild tonight with local thunclcrshowers developing by Sat- urday morning and continuing into forenoon. Cooler Saturday after- noon. Low tonight C4; high Satur- day 84. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 01; minimum, 69; noon, I'i-rmtttlni; friends U> be 88; sun sctj Anight at made examples of In this manner, besides morally Indefensible has an unfortunately discouraging effect on friends elsewhere. MANY ot those who canvass the problem here In Berlin strongly favor something bolder than mere condemnation ol the Soviet union to spit ol Inter- national Coventry. This bolder courso could liikc lv.'o forms. Para- troopers could bu dispatched to re- open tho supply lines: trucks could bo sent ulom: the Autobahn to Ber- ime with armed guards on board, rcadv to fire. The Soviets could then chooso between shooting, or back- InK clown with public humiliation. Or nioru rannlly, tho western pow- rrs ran dispatch an ultimatum to Moscow, IhreatcnlnK tho use of force, to reopen the supply lines un- less the Soviets have reversed them- selves by rv specified date. The ob- jection to the first plan Is that It will make It. hard for the Soviets to bark down; the objection to the second is that an ultimatum which may prove to bo a bluff is always the liflghf. of unwisdom. T.-iklm; tin- situation over-nil, one must not the the Soviets muy nor, after all, go the whole dt'spltc present In- dications. On the other hand, one Is forced to the c-oncluslon that this is a limn for Immediate resort to what Winston Churchill has cnllcd "the processes of diplomacy, with ull th'.'lr secrecy and gravity." It Is Ktonuirli-turiiliit: that (here should be a of catastrophe here. But f-htTf: is a risk. And diplomacy is needed, both to assure complete unity of action amonc the western powrrs and to make certain that the Soviets (In not blunder ahead simply because, they' have under- estimated tho ptobublo cost. rises tomorrow at EXTENDED FORECASTS Minnesota and poratures will average three degree above normal north to eight degree above normal south. Normal max! mum 72 north, 70 south. Norma minimum 48 north to 57 south Cooler Saturday, rising tcmperatur trend Monday through Wednesday Precipitation will average one quar tcr Inch occurring as scattered thun dcrshowcrs Saturday and again Tuesday or Wednesday. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pep Demldjl 88 62 .1 Chicago 90 64 Dulllth fll 65 Kansas City 89 G9 Los Angeles .......73 57 Miami 82 75 MlnneapoIIs-St. Paul 80 68 Orleans 89 65 New York 73 58 Washington 71 55 .09 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Lake City Reads Wlnona Dakota Dam 7, Pool Flood Stage 24-hr Stage Today Change Dam 7. T.W. La Crosse 12 13 12 6.0 3.2 5.3 9.3 4.G Tributary Streams Chlppcwa at Durand 1.7 Zumbro at Thellman 2.1 Buffalo above Alma 1.4 Black nt NclllsviUc ..2.5 .1 La Crossu at W. Salem Root at Houston RIVER FORECAST (From Hunting's to Guttenbers) During the next 36 hours, there will be no Important change in the pool elevations and only slight falls at tailwatcr gauges. nearby Port Kells, the navy Reinforcements rushed to soggy dikes along the lower Columbia riv- er's shores in Oregon and Washing- ton as the massive flow of the big river threatened to widen Its most destructive surge to the Pacific. Snake River Rising The fresh flood crest was mount- Ing In the Columbia, far up In the mountains where the blazing sun too quickly changed the deep snow- pack into runoff water. The Snake river, main Columbia tributary, also Was rising. The collapse of Barnston and Hatzic dikes last night flooded more fertile farmlands, adding to the tremendous untotaled mil- lions of dollars damage In the Northwest region. Before the new rampages of the Frascr, estimates from qualified sources soared to for the Columbia in Idaho and the low- er valley in Oregon and Washing- ton, for the Fraser. The death toll on the Columbia was 21, two on the Fraser. On the lower Columbia, more troops and civilians hurried Into danger areas to aid weary workers who have spent days strengthening scores of weakening dikes against tho river's savage onslaught. Five hundred Army regulars and 250 Navy men were helping hun- dreds of civilians n the Clatskanlc urea, which IT. S, en- gineers said was in "very critical condition." Labor on Dikes Across the river in Washington, the situation in the Longview-Kclso area 65 miles upriver was almost as bad. Nearly men, including 100 fresh soldiers, labored on sojfgy dikes each day. Their schedule call- ed for nlylng sandbags each day. Elsewhere along the lower river, the dikes were holding their own or the situation was improved over yesterday, the engineers reported, The crest of the new pected In the already hard-hit Portland area begin- ning to swell both the Columbia and the Snake, the Columbia's princi- pal tributary. Veteran Columbia forecasters said the do not expect the new crest to I equal the height of the old one, But any new flood will prolong tho devastating effects of the old one that has left some persons nameless in the XJ. S. and Canada, crippled communications and trans- and disrupted industrial and agricultural operations. Long Lines Phone Workers Agree New York A threatened trike of long-lines telephone vorkcrs in 42 was averted to- Tobin Reported Warning Union Against Strikes New York The New York Times said today President Daniel J. Tobln had told members of his A.F.L. teamsters union that "they will be Jeopardizing the life their union if they press too hard for higher wages In coming months." The newspaper said Tobin ex- pressed this view in a "strictly con- :identlal" letter sent to all locals of the union, which claims members. The 73-year-old labor leader was quated as expressing1 fear that labor s "on the downward path in so far is advancement of unions and wages s concerned." The Times said the letter con- tinued: "After the next general election, no matter which party is in power, abor will be squeezed so hard that many unions weak in leadership or in diplomacy will go under. Truman Tests Sentiment on Western Trip Stopping Tonight at Chicago for First Major Talk By Ernest B. Vaccaro Aboard Tniman Train En Route to outwardly con- fident President Truman rode west- ward today for a major test of his popularity on an 18-statc "grass roots" speaking tour. He told correspondents as he boarded the IG-car special train a Washington last night that "if I felt better, I couldn't stand it." Mr. Truman, had no parting mes- sage for newsmen, "You will net plenty of messages as we go he said. The White House tagged the Jour- ney as "nonpolltlcal" but no one questioned its possible effect on the political future of the gray-haired Missourian. His first major, prepared address tonight ac Chicago, at 8 o'clock (C.S.T.) shared interest with his prospective meeting there with Ja- cob M. Arvey, chairman o' the pow- erful Cook county Democratic cen- tral committee, and his earlier plat- form appearances at Fort Wayne and Gary, Ind. Dinner in Chicago Arvey, who has advocated Mr. Queen Wilhelmina Plans Truman's withdrawal from the race, will join the chief executive at din- ner in the Palmer House. So will former Mayor Edward J. Kelly. The host is Mayor Martin Kennelly. The oft'-the-cuif platform talks, at Port Wnyne and at Gary, give the first indication ot the Prcsl- of triangle menacing Tel Av I TV V t 1 Abdicate September4With Souths Operators The Hapue Queen Wilhel- mina of the Netherlands will abdi- cate on September 4, it was an- nounced'officially today. Her daughter. Crown Princess Juliana, will assume the throne that day and be sworn in as queen two days later, the announcement said. September 6 will be the fiftieth anni- versary of Quran Wilhelmina's as- cension to the throne. Queen Wilhelmina, in poor health for months, announced a month age that she would step down in Sep- tember, but did not set the day. Her abdication will follow the celebra- tion on August 30 of her 50th anni- versary as ruler over the Dutch em- pire. Princess Juliana now is princess regent, her mother having relin- quished her royal duties last month for the second time in a year, be- cause of her health. The queen is 67. Juliana is 39, the mother of four daughters. Queen Wilhelmina. Troops of Israel and Iraq Clash Inside Jenin By Max Boyd Cairo Troops of Israel and Iraq have fought a sharp battle inside Jento, northern apex of an Arab triangle threaten- ing Tel Aviv. On the Palestine coastal route to Tel Aviv from, the south Jews and Egyptians clashed In fierce combat, reports from both sides said today. jj.1 L-1U.UO T An Arab general headquarters source in Amman, Trans-Jordan acknowledged that a Jewish armore column speared into Jenin. The In ormant declared Iraq troops coun and drove the Jews ou The Jews said the Jenin driv placed the Israelis in a, position b Jircaten Nablus, the southern poin dent's hold on the voters on tne east. pre-convcintion tour which will car- ry him to Los Angeles June 14. There will be many other such extemporaneous talks from his train jefore he returns to Washington. Although there was no representa- .ive of the Democratic national committee aboard -Mr.- Truman's train, Senator J. Howard McGrath, the Democratic chairman, saw him at the White House last night and drove" with him to Washington's Union station to see him off. So did Secretary of State Mar- shall, Secretary of Defense Forrestal, Attorney General Clark, Secretary of Agriculture Brannen and Sena- or Lucas of Illinois, Democratic whip of the Senate. Senator Lucas is accompanying he President to Chicago for his western poin mpiomacy go uncu-r. jspuech in Chicago stadium com-the snipers took the night "I appeal, therefore to the offl- memorating the 100th from the city said. ot the triangle Is at Tulkarm, jus- outside Israel's frontier, 22 mile northeast of Tel Aviv. Jewish plan bombed Nablus and hit a polli fortress, the Israelis said. The Amman Informant said Jew ish troops struck a small Ara strongpoint southeast of Haifa yes tcrday, causing considerable damage with armored car guns before with drawing-. Quiet in Jerusalem While negotiations for a true continued, Jerusalem had 24 hour of relative peace. Haganah throug yesterday was holding all but a sma part of the modern city, but th Jews stood fast without advancto and Arab forces made no attemp to improve their positions. Eve the snipers took the night off, a dis .ay when negotiators signed a 21- month contract. The agreement, reached before edcral mediator here, -ended a dis- ute between the long-lines depart- icnt of the American Telephone 'elcgraph Company and the C.I.O. Vmcrlcan T7nlon of Telephone Work- rs. It is subject to ratification by union members. A company spokesman said the ontract does not provide an immo- late wage Increase but allows the age question to be reopened by ther party once during the 21- icnth period. It will deal at matter how difficult the road may be, keep your men at work and stop strikes during the coming year." Both sides last night claimed vie around Isdud, 20 miles soutt President Truman looks over the crowd gathered at Pittsburgh today to greet him on tho first stop of his 18-statc tour of the nation. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) of Tel Aviv, Israeli capital. Egyp said her navy had bombardc Caesarea, 30 miles north of Te Aviv. Israel reported her fighte planes had shot down two Egyptian bombers after a Tel Aviv raid, Swedish Count Folke Bemadotte United Nations Palestine mediator got back to Cairo this morning from a flying trip to Amman, Transjor dan, and Haifa, Israel. He woulc not comment on his trip. He told reporters, "I am continuing m; talks." He Is expected to see Arab leaders here. Tresses for Truce He is trying to fix the time for tho start of a four-week cease fire already agreed to by both sides. He talked yesterday and last night with the Trans-Jordanian and Israel foreign ministers in Amman anc Haifa. Moshe Shertok, the Israeli minister, said no truce date was set The Egyptian defense ministry said last night the Egyptian navy sank one boat and shot up dockslde buildings in bombarding Caesarea, a little port founded by Herod the Great. (Jane's fighting ships, 1946-47, says the Egyptian navy had the royal yacht, a transport, a sloop and five motor launches, with fire power of machine guns, 37-mil- limeter guns and three and six- pounder guns. It says planned addi- ;ions for 1047-49 were three sloops, two corvettes, four mine-sweepers and smaller craft, all from Britain.) Princess Elizabeth to Curtail Engagements London palace announced tonight that Princess Elizabeth will undertake no engage- ments after the end of June. Such an announcement Is virtu- ally a certain indication that she s expecting a baby, probably In October. House Urged to Restore Cuts in Foreign Aid Bill WashSagion. (ff) The Houst beaded Into a bitter fight toda over a slash In funds for the foreign aid program. Administration supporters were expected to make a major drive t restore cuts voted yesterday by th appropriations committee in recom mending- to flnanc the global recovery program en acted two months ago. Chairman Taber (R.-N.Y.) said the actual cut in funds is nearer since the money would have to last 15 months in- stead of the year planned by the administration. This Is ss.7 per cent less cash than requested by President Tru- man to carry out tho Marshall plan for western Europe and aid to Greece, Turkey and China. The House leadership called a mld-moming session In hopes of passing the bill on to the Senate jy nightfall. Majority Leader Hallcck told reporters "My guess is that there won't be any further cuts." Caber said he would not oppose any amendments which "appear to be lustlfied." Paul G. Hoffman, head of the Economic Cooperation adralnistra- lon, said ho "certainly hopes" Con- gress approves the full amount. The committee trimmed 300 from the requested ECA fund destined for the 16 West- ern European nations. Other cuts recommended: Greek- Turkish to Chinese aid from to govern- ment and relief in occupied rom to In addition the committee recom- mended that earmarked or Trieste should come from ECA unds. Secretary of State Marshall said .oday that the proposed House slash in foreign aid funds ould turn the European recovery rogram into a "mere relief" project. Operation Bills Signed by Truman Washington The White ouse announced today that Presi- ent Truman has signed a bill ap- roprlating for opera- on of the State, Justice and Com- erce departments and the federal j idiciary during the fiscal year start- .g July l. The total compares with presiden- al budget requests of Will Bargain Contract With Soft Coal Group Expires June 30 Washington Jolm L. Lewis today bowed to a federal court order directing liim to bargain over a contract with the Southern. Coal Producers association. The United Mine Workers chief announced through his attorneys that he would be ready to resume contract talks with coal operators, including the southern group, to- morrow afternoon. Welly K. Hopkins, X7.M.W. coun- sel, told reporters that the union and Lewis would be available lor a meeting at 1 p. m. (C.S.T.) Sat- urday or at the same hour Sunday or at 10 a. m. Monday, June 1 to begin contract negotiations. Hopkins' announcement came a little more than four hours after Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough made his decision. Robert N. Denham, general coun- sel for the National Labor Rela- tions board, had. asked Goldsbor- ough to take tho action against Lewis and Ills union. The current soft coal work agree- ment expires June 30. Lewis had refused at an earlier conference May 18 to talk with President Jos- eph E. Moody of the Southern as- sociation. The judge said that it was appar- ent from the record that Lewis did not want to bargain with the South- cm association because he wanted to "destroy" it. He suggested that the TJnited'Minc workers chief might desire to bring about the destruction of the South- cm association "because it is harder to deal with" a single unit than with representatives of the smaller as- sociations through the south whlcli make up the association. Broke Pown May IS 'Certainly it's unreasonable in this present case lor the union to say, entitled to one representative for S3 units and the Southern Pro- ducers association is not entitled to one representative for 14 associa- ho continued. 'That is not only not logical, but it Is not the judge said. New contract talks between coal operators and Lewis broke down May 18 when Lewis refused to con- sent to Moody sitting at the confer- ence table as the association's rep- resentative. Goldsborough said: "But when the time comes that any labor or to carry out its wishes by methods which ultimately disintegrate that point it must stop." The soft coal contract expires June 30, allowing less than a month or the operators and Lewis to make a new agreement. More than one third of the na- ;lon's soft coal is produced by the groups making up the Southern as- ociation. Operators Ready The coal operators were standing y, ready to resume contract talks. Lewis now has his choice of in- cluding the Southern association in the bargaining talks or facing an- ther fine for contempt of court, Goldsborough is the judge who twice already has fined Lewis and he VM.Vf. a total of for ontempt of court. Previous con- empt charges arose when Lewis arjd His union ignored court orders re- quiring them to end coal strikes. Winding up a. lengthy statement giving his decision today, Goldsbor- ough said: "I will sign the order requested by the National Labor Relations board." The Judge will sign the order for- mally later today. This action makes two Goldsbor- ough injunctions hanging over Lew- is. The other is an order prohibit- ing the union from striking in a dispute over miners' pensions. This dispute has been settled, at least to the satisfaction of the Justice de- partment, but Goldsborough has re- fused so far to lift the order. nd does not include contract au- lority for for which nds must be provided later. The departmental share of the tal: State, Justice Commerce, udlciary, 'WINDOW TO STARS' DEDICATED Palomar Mountain, Calif. Astronomers ushered in a new sci- entific era today as they prepared to tackle the mysteries ot the uni- verse with the 200-inch Hale tele- "window to the stars." but said they couldn't see much. Saturn, miles across, appear- ed as a globe about two inches wide. Astronomers patiently explained however, that looking through the telescope is meaningless. It wasn't designed for that. The giant telescope-camera atop I When, further tests are completed Palomar mountain In southern California was dedicated formally yesterday by some of ths nation's top-ranking scientists. It will ufford them twice the space-penetrating power of any Instrument previously at their disposal. Newsmen who took their first peek sees" last night was really a dedl-.tory, Pasadena, Calif., 135 miles cation stunt. Dr. Raymond B. Fosdick, presi- dent of the Rockefeller foundation which furnished for the 20-year project, put it this way: "This great new window to the stars will dramatize the questions and additional equipment mankind has always asked, the "big eye" Will be USCd to take Alva HIPTO nf.hpr t.hot-. linvr photographs. The photos will show reflections in the telescope's 1404 ton mirror of light from as far dis- tant as one billion light years. These photographs, or prismatic spcctopraphs, be studied and through the "big eye" last night i analyzed painstakingly at California labeled the show something of a disappointment. They gazed at the planet Saturn Institute of Technology. Are there other planets that have burst into consciousness like our own? Is there an answering Intel- ligence anywhere in space (life on and finally, in the words and spirit of the psalmist, what Is Tho great mirror, cast at the Corning, N, Y., glass works in 1934, Thus the temporary installation was brought to the California In- of a direct-view eyepiece for "look- stitute {Jf Technology optical labora- north of here, in 1936. For 11 years it was ground and polished to an accuracy of two- millionths of an inch. Then, coddled and protected like a huge jewel, it was trucked to this mountain top last Novem- ber 18. Its telescopic mounting weighs pounds. Its moving mechanism floats In a film of oil and is movable at the touch of a button. The giant instrument is housed in a rotating dome 12 stories high. Dr. George Ellery Hale, who con- ceived the project 20 years ago, died ten years ago. His widow received the plaudits of the scientists M the telescope was officially named for him. Cattle Average at Sale Kansas City Seventy-one head of cattle were sold at t.he 63rd annual convention of the Holsteln- Frlesian Association of America yes- terday for a total of The average price was The top female was Pabst Rcburke Rag Apple, consigned by Pabst- Knulson. 'of Oconomowoc, Wis. It was sold to Jose Leon of Buenos Aires for The highest priced bull was Pabst Roamcr Gallant from P.ibst Farms, Inc., Oconomowoc. It was bought by Manning Farm of Manning, Iowa, for Murder Ruling Made In Suffocation of Baby at La Crosse La Crosse, by suffo- cation was the ruling Thursday in in inquest into the death of a new- bom boy whoso body was found iix a suitcase at the North Western depot May 28. Dr. George Reay, La Crosse Coun- ty coroner, said the baby had been tilled by a diaper wrapped around lis head. The body was bundled in New York newspapers dated March 7. Efforts of police to detctvnlne the infant's birthplace have failed.   

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