Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 235 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES oca teN ear alesv The Alsops Top Men Available To Truman By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington Now that the jubilation is subsiding, some of the soberer leaders of the Truman ad- ministration are beginning to ana- lyze the election returns. What they are finding is important as a warn- ing to the more success-intoxicated members of the President's en- tourage. The figures in the key states of Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Minnesota speak for them- selves. In all five, President Truman ran far behind the local Democratic ticket. In Il- linois, for instance, he trailed Adlai Stevenson by more than 300.000; In Ohio he ran more than behind Frank Lausche, and in Indi- ana he trailed Governor Schricker by more than In other words, Harry S. Truman, the individual had demonstrably less the Up ft .S., Britain Reject French Plea on Ruhr Ready to Permit Formation of Stronger Germany he expounded. The sense of this lack of appeal <whlch the President of course did much to counteract by the extra- ordinary courage and energy of his campaign) was what so completely misled the local Democratic leaders. As these correspondents can testify from personal experience, the Dem- ocratic candidates and chieftains of ol the Democratic organizations were as wrong about the election as everybody slse. They ought to have known, if anybody ought to have known, what was going on In their precincts, wards and dis- tricts. Like the unhapny poll takers, they have spent a good deal of time since the election searching for explanations of their error in Judg- ment. THEY HAVE COME up With some singularly interesting facts. The prime fact was neatly sum- marized by a chief Truman cam- paign strategist, as follows: "if the Republican national committee By Arthur Gavshon Paris The United States and Britain were reported today to have turned down French pleas agains rebuilding Germany's indus- trial power. Observers said the ten-week-old government of Premier Henri Queuille may ndt survive mounting pariarcentary opposition to the Brit- sh-American policy which conflicts with the French people's traditional! desire to keep Germany weak. After talks with French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman, Secretary if State George C. Marshall and British Minister of State Hector Mc- Neil were reliably reported to have umed down a French plea to re- Ise the German policies. Responsible American and British I 'ficials said, however, they prom-! jised to strengthen every safeguard 'against possible renewed German aggression. French Fears Revived The French government is ex- pected to submit a memorandum this weekend registering their ob- jections to: 1: The projected return of prop- erty rights in the Ruhr steel and coal Industries to the Germans. 2: The British-American refusal to extend the period of intema-' tional control of the Ruhr beyond the period of occupation. 3: The British-American decision to revise again the twice-reduced program for dismantling Germany's heavy industries. This decision would cut down German repara- The X Marks the approximate point where three Gales- ville farmers suffocated late Friday when pea vines buried them. It is believed that a portion of the partial stacks at the left slid or fell against them. The farmers were digging in their four-foot "slice" behind the partial stacks which belong to other fanners. Republican-Herald photo Western Minnesota Digging Out By The Associated Press A Weather bureau prediction -of over weekend is ex- tions deliveries to France and re-jclear vlve French fears of a reconstructed jpected to give southwestern Minne- German war potential. The government clearly considers flrst taste communism a greater menace toi, French security than a revived Ger- Mt UP to 20 toches of snow' sota a chance to dig out from the which Plainsmen Releasing Snowbound Livestock Kansas In three states today were cut- ting through deep snowdrifts to rescue stranded travelers and live- stock. Winter's flrst swoop across eastern Colorado, southwestern 1 Nebraska and western Kansas had ridged the land with drifts from three to 20 feet deep. Trains, buses and motor cars were stalled. Telephone and power lines were down, and many com- munities isolated. One death was reported. A 15-year-old girl died at Hutchinson, of diabetes when drifts blocked efforts to get her to a hos- pitaL many. But that view is not shared by the French people at large. On the! one hand the communists represent Forecasts called for light snow in south and east portions of the had only spent a few of its mil-1 one-third of the population and lions supporting. the corn market up the country's strongest In the last half of October. Dewey would certainly have carried nols and probably two or three other corn-belt states." The truth is that almost on elec tlon eve, the com market gave the Midwestern fanners a dramatic les- son In the meaning of the 80th Congress policies the President was attacking. The famous Slaughter amendments, slipped throu-h Con- gress at the behest of ths grain trade lobby, had abolished govern- ment grain storage. To be eligible for federal parity loans, crops must be in approved storage. With no government storage available, the nation's corn farmers could get no loans on the record crop, and had to sell at distress prices. Corn was selling in July for a bushel. All through the summer it slipped steadily, until in the week ending October 23 it was selling for a bushel. This was already six cents a bushel less than the government parity loan on com for (Continued on Page 11, Column 2.) ALSOPS Fire Destroys Tower Store intensely nationalist French Peo- ending at Amateur radio reports from south- western Minnesota Friday night in- dicated transportation and com- I munlcation facilities were dealt hard Tower, Minn. (IP) Fire de- stroyed the J. B, Myre General merchandise store today at a loss of approximately Two families were driven from their homes in -apartments on the second floor of the brick building. They are Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Harri- son and three children and Mr. and Mrs. Perry Brownell and daughter. Brownell is coach of the high school football team. The residents lost all of their be- longings. Some of the goods in the store, such as stoves, was saved. The fire was discovered shortly after midnight. It started in the store ceiling and appsirently was caused by short circuited wires. The tower fire department was handicapped by low water pressure and called for help. The Virginia department sent a pumper. Fireman Stanley Hill was over- come by smoke while fighting the blaze in the apartments snd was resc'ied by means of a ladder. New York Hunter Gets 170-Pound Buck Dnanesbcrtr, N. r. Philip Cbrlstman's gun was loaded for birds, but the hunter brought down i 170-pound buck. Christman says the deer stood t few feet away and watched while ie took the bird shot shells from ois gun and replaced them with pie's party which also represents j blows by the storm which began late Thursday. Twenty inches of snow I was reported at Marshall and Worth- j ington had nearly ten. At Worth- about a third of the population. Lower House Chooses Queuille has told the lower house in effect it could choose between his government and the communists on a vote scheduled for next Tues- day. The premier avoided facing a vote of confidence by making the issue one of whether the national assembly rejects a communist mo- tion calling for a parliamentary Train Kills Lake City Watchman Lake City, Minn. (Special) Arthur Glander, 48, Lake City, night watchman at the Tennant Hoyt Flour Mill here, was killed shortly! after a. m. Saturday when his Lack of severe cold lessened the hardships, Trains on the Fe, Union Pa- cific and Rockf Island lines were moving slowly today as snowplows rammed the tracks clear. Some trains were delayed as much as 20 hours Friday. National guardsmen in Kansas, using half-track vehicles, were haul- ing stranded motorists to shelter. Two airplane pilots, flying separate routes from Kansas City to Denver late yesterday, reported seeing more than 200 motor cars stalled near the Kansas-Colorado border. They saw no distress signals, however. Ington a 25-mile-an-hour wind whipped the snow into drifts. Some roads in the area were blocked and a number of telephone lines were out. Southeastern Minnesota and much I car was struck by a fast westbound Iwere expected to be heavy. Grange Ready To O.K. Oleo Tax Repeal Portland, Maine The Na- tional Grange concluded its na- tional contention today after with- drawing support of oleomargarine taxes and endorsing compulsory ar- bitration of strikes that menace public welfare. The farm organization's policy mplders voted after two hours de- bate last night to support marga- rine tax appeal "if and when effec- tive means are taken to prevent de- ception in its sale in Imitation of butter." Some delegates predicted the next Congress will repeal'the tax ten cents a pound on colored margarine Stacked Pea Vine Slide Smothers Trio Searchers Help Dig Out Bodies of Lees and Hired Man Gales-rflle, WIx. (Special) A father, his son and their transient hired man suffocated near here Fri- day evening when a stack of pea vines collapsed and buried them. Dead are Howard Lee, 49; his son, Donald, 25, and Peter Newman, 76, the hired man on the Lee farm, which is about three miles east of here. The elder Lee and Newman were knocked down and found at bottom of the heaped up vines, but the younger Lee was burled standing up. The top ol his head was visible above the vines, but his arms were pinned in. Apparently he was un- able to struggle away from the vines and fumes although he was only inches away from fresh air. Trempealeau County Coroner Mar- tin A, Wiemer ruled that the deaths were accidental and that no inquest would be held, Deaths Explained In explaining the three deaths. Coroner Wiemer compared the to a loaf of bread. He said that a number of farmers are each en- titled to a slice, about four feet wide, from the stack of vines, whicli are used for winter feeding. Each farmer cuts through the loaf with a hay knife, and hauls 'slice" to his farm. Sometimes entire slice cannot be hauled away immediately. When the Lees came with their truck to the stack about p. m. Friday, there were partial slices, about eight or nine feet high, stand- ing which belonged to other farm- ers. They cut in behind these. When their truck was a little more than half loaded, these partial slices apparently collapsed against them, according to Coroner Wiemer, and covered them. Alarm Sounded About 7 p. m. Mrs, Lee, at the farm home about two miles away, became concerned. She drove to Galesville, believing that the men might have gone there. The road to Galesville passes near the stack, but the truck was parked on the side away from the road. and one-half cent a pound on the uncolored product. She didn't find them in Galesvllle returned home. Later she went back to Galesville again and then j drew other people into the search. j In the course of the search the ponents kept the measure from a was visited several times and vote in the Senate. Farmers still were having difficulty! Heretofore the Grange has reaching outlying flocks of sheep and herds of cattle. Sheep losses of the northern part of the mall train. til Vi-lvi ii WJ. L.iJC O Wi US n a, the escaPed the maln Iorce ot the stOTm.'j Glander's car was hurled about mnt's charees wraJnst the finances It Is eenerallv accented here that -oo o snow whic trew G !SM would fall in a wide band following another 75 feet. Highway crews expected to have one-way traffic restored on at the government will fall over the Ruhr issue if the communists unite i with the De Gaulllsts In asking complete rejection of the British- American attitude. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Clearing md colder tonight; low 25 in city, 20 In country; Sunday partly cloudy and rather cold, high 30. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations, for the 24 ;a line from the southwest comer a special forecast Friday saidjioo feet, striking a telephone pole IU. S. highway 50 through western that about a half-foot of snowjwhich threw Glander from the carJKansas today. Power companies had the job of restoring electric service to Good- land, Gorham, Colby and other towns In Kansas, and to Lexington, Neb. Telephone linemen were plug- ging at the task of repairing over 200 long distance circuits across! Kansas, besides the countless breaks Temperatures hovered at or near the frost mark in most of the storm area Friday. Brunt of the storm missed Martin county, in south central Minnesota, where but 1.82 inches of snow was on the ground. s Jackson, 30 miles west of Fair- mont, had five inches of snow and traffic was at a virtual standstill. Glander had checked out from his night duties at the mill at a. m. and .was driving over the mill's crossing when the accident occurred. The car was approaching the crossing from the fireman's side of the train and apparently neither he nor the engineer saw the car as the train did not stop. E. B. Wise, Wabasha county coroner, said that Glander's car staunchly supported margarine taxes. In a resolution stating its views on labor-management problems, the convention upheld labor's right to strike and organize but approved use of forced arbitration and court injunctions in strikes that "threat- en the public health safety and welfare." The resolution opposed the closed shop, any "unjustified" reduction of labor's work week, and the presence of the truck was noted. Finally about 10 p. m. someone climbed on top of the stack, spotted the top of the younger Lee's head and the search was over. The Galesville siren was sounded, and a large group assisted in dig- ging out the bodies. Survivors The elder Lee is survived by his wife, the former Theresa Larson, whom he married November 7, 1917; Jackson hotels were filled to capacity !mar have been nearly across the tracks when struck. He apparently with stranded travelers. No buses have moved in or out of Jackson since Thursday morning. did not hear the bell signal at the crossing. Vision for a westbound hours ending at 12 m. today: also were tied up. (train, is also very poor at the cross- Maximum, 46; minimum, 34; A fine snow, driven by a north- mS- wlse added that there would 36; precipitation, .31; sun sets wind, was falling at Fairmont night at sun rises morning, at i above there. It was 26 degrees be no inquest. Glander had worked at the mill for 26 years and is survived by his wife and three children. Photo by Colonel Larson, Whitehall Shown Above Is the wrecked car of Arthur Glander after it was struck by a train at Lake City. in short lines. More than 100 communities in Ne- braska lacked telephone service. Snowplow crews were hampered b j fresh drifting which closed in behln 'them as they advanced. Rising temp eratures and diminishing win' brought prospects of relief to th snowbound area, however. Train crews aided in the rescue hundreds of stranded motorists picking them up at isolated poin and taking them to the larger citie of Garden City, Dodge City an Klcgsley in Kansas. The storm tapered off to lighte snowfall and rain as it moved south eastward into Missouri. In Chicago the U. S. Weathe bureau reported the storm was weak ening slowly but still producin snow over northern Michigan, north em Wisconsin, southern and eastern Minnesota, Western Iowa and ex zeme eastern parts of South Da kato and Nebraska. Northern and central minds northern Indiana and northern Mis souri were receiving light snow mixec with rain. The New England an 'Middle Atlantic states, central WIs consin and Michigan were gettin rain. Snow was on the menu fo the northern and central Rocky Mountain states, and both rain am snow were reported in the Pacifii northwest. The bureau said said the eoldes weather was through the centra part of the country from the Cana- dian border to the Gulf of Mexico Chadron, Neb., had a reading of five above, Dickinson, N, D., reported ten and the coldest place in Kansas was Goodland, where 15 was chart- ed. Auto Dealer Robbed of in Minneapolis Minneapolis Robert M. Lynch co-owner of an auto sales lot, reported three armed men rob- bed him of in cash last night and fled in a 1947 auto parked on the lot at 2001 Take St. E. workers should be protected in their "right to picket peaceably." The Grange's "flexible farm price support" stand was reaffirmed in a resolution which said an objec- tive was to guide farm output away from both surpluses and shortages It shelved a proposal of the Na- tional Grange agriculture commit- tee to oppose federal crop market- ing control except as a "last re- and approved controls in cases where two-thirds of the crop producers also approve. A proposal by Ohio Grange Mas- ter J. W. FIchter to replace price supports with subsidies was defeat- ed. Democratic Electors To Meet on Dec. 13 St. Paul Minnesota's 11 democratic presidential electors will gather at the capital December 13 at 9 a. m. to declare official the election of President Truman. The delegation will draw per man apiece, plus mileage. The meeting will be held in the governor's office. two daughters, Mrs. Veral (Marian) Jacobs, who lives nearby, and Nor- employed at La Crosse; his Anton Lee, a neighbor; la brother, Hollls, who lives with his 'mother, and one sister, Mrs. Wesley (Hessa) Chalsma, New Amsterdam, Wis. The hired man came to the Lees as-va transient about 12 years ago and has been there since. He told the Lees that he had two sisters out West but that he had not heard from them for years. Funeral arrangements are being completed. Quarter of U. of M. Students Married a quar- ter of the University of Minnesota's students are married. Lynn H. Draper, director of the university's student housing bureau, said students were men students and 427 women. This compares with married students enrolled last year, made up of men and 405 women. In the school year 1945-46, Draper said, only 955 students, or 8.6 per cent of the attending the school, were married. Freighter Goes Aground at Duluth Harbor Entrance Duluth The Great Lakes freighter Robert Hobson, carrying a crew of 33, was blown aground last night at the entry to the Duluth-Euperior harbor. The coast guard station in Duluth reported the iron ore carrier was whipped out of con- trol at the height of a north- easter lashing Lake Superior. The wind was blowing at 68 miles an hour. The Hobfion, inbound, struck the concrete breakwater, then went aground in shallows off a sandy beach. Seacocks were opened in order to keep her firmly on the bottom. The 580- foot vessel partly blocked the entry. A coastguard lifeboat went to the scene but, finding the vessel in no great danger, permitted the crew to remain aboard. The Hobson is owned by the Interlace Steamship Company, a subsidiary of Pickands Mather Company of Cleveland. .Inside the harbor, the un- manned excursion steamer Wayne broke her moorings and was blown into dock pilings a half mile away. She was still stuck fast today and apparently was damaged considerably.