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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1948, Winona, Minnesota                              VOLUME 48, NO. 249 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, 8, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Winona Hospital Addition Planned Highway 61 Rerouting Job Still Far in Futurew Park Board Would Share Dredging Costs Winona Delegation Disappointed in Highway Dept. Stand By Staff Writer Tentative plans under which the Winona park board will dredge Lake Winona to provide the fill for the roadbed of the proposed new high- way 61 on the south side of Lake Winona were formulated at a meet- ing of Winona officials and civic leaders in a three-hour conference with M. J. Hoffmann, Minnesota highway commissioner, In St. Paul Friday. Within the next 60 days, Mr. Hoffmann promised the delegation his engineers would submit to the park board definite yardage figures showing how many yards of dredg- ing would be needed for the road- bed of a four-lane highway and an enlarged Huff street fill so that the park board could launch its dredg- ing of the lake early in 1949. When this data is secured, Mr. Hoffmann further assured the group that an agreement would be drawn under which the state highway de- partment would pay the park board part of the cost of providing such a roadbed for the proposed high- way. Details of this agreement are to be completed when yardage data Is available. Find Views Changed A marked change of viewpoint on the construction of the new super-highway between Minnesota City and Mankato avenue over the old Great Western railroad road- bed over that expressed a year ago was manifested by Mr. Hoffmann. A year ago a similar delegation was assured that this highway would be constructed within a period of two or three years. Detail surveys were made last winter and talk of, ac- quiring right-of-ways prevailed. However, Tuesday Mr. Hoffmann stated that the highway was far In the future, mentioning ten years. This was a bitter disappointment to the delegation and the commis- sion's change of attitude was criti- cized by the group. He also stated that any rerouting of highway 43 from the end of the new bridge to the proposed highway across the lake was far in the future. William of the city council, and Charles Siebrecht, president of the park board made It extremely clear to the commis- sioner that Winona was going ahead with its lake dredging project and was willing to provide the pro- posed highway with free right-of- way over city-owned lands but ex- pected the state to share in the cost of the dredging of materials which would be eventually used for the roadbed. For Land Purchase of the right-of-way from Minnesota City to Mankato avenue will Involve an expenditure of Mr. Hoffmann pointed out, and he was not certain that such an expenditure would be jus- tified at this time, because the project was so far In the future. He also talked of building only a two-lane highway instead of a four- lane, pointing out that the policy of building super-highways has been! extensively criticized recently byj state legislators who wished to use this money for farm-to-market roads and to take some state high- ways out of the mud. At first Commissioner Hoffmann made light of the delegations posal that highway 43 be rerouted from the end of the new bridge to the proposed super-highway across the lake but before the meeting was over his engineers admitted plans for an underpass on Winona street had already been drawn and the commissioner agreed with City Engineer Carl Frank that the old Huff dike could be en- larged with an "S" curve leading to Winona street across park prop- erty and that the cost of such work should be included in the estimates the department is to secure. The proposed super-highway from Minnesota City to Winona would (Continued on Page 3, Cclomn 4.) HIGHWAY 61 Be a Good Fellow The loHowins is a list of con- tributions to the Good Fellows fund to date. Previously listed .......S502.ll Richard P. Petty....... 1.00 A friend 2.00 R. M. W.............. 5.00 H. R. 5.00 A. H. Bartz .50 Eagles Auxiliary 5.00 Garments Stolen From Parked Car No Earthly Good Chicago VP) The burglar who stole two men's suits oat of a parked car last night probably wouldn't want to be canght dead in them. They're burial gar- ments. Charles Meure, a dress sales- man for the Estelle Dress Com- pany, said the burglar also got 33 women's burial dresses, valued at The garments are of no earth- ly good, Meure quipped. Project Reclamation Road Plan Bared Washington new method of financing roads In new areas be- ing opened up by reclamation proj- ects Is under consideration. Representative Horan told a reporter today that the mat- ter is being studied by reclamation bureau officials, representatives of Washington state and officials of other organizations In a series of conferences. Horan quoted a reclamation bu- reau official as saying the agency has about decided to propose legis- lation to permit the allocation of costs of such-roads among the era! government, states and coun- ties. He said the bureatfs pYeseBfpTari is to ask Congress to permit the 'ederal share of cost of such roads to be paid outright from appro- priations. Congress follows such a system for the navigation share of cost of federal river improvements. Under present law the govern- ment's part of costs for new roads opened in reclamation must be repaid to the bureau by the In- volved areas. The need of providing roads with- in a huge reclamation project such as the acre Columbia basin area in Washington caused the new plan to be considered, Horan said. Roads are not provided when set- :lers move onto the land, he con- tinued, and it is calculated It would be five years or more after settle- ment before taxes paid by settlers would finance road construction. Meantime, there would be no way for the settlers to reach markets with their produce. The bureau, Horan said, plans for the roads to be constructed when settlers move onto the lands, Izaak Walton Unit Asks Split Duck Hunting Season St.' Paul The Minnesota Izaak Walton league wants the fall duck season In the state split into two parts. Ending their annual meeting last night, delegates asked the state conservation department -to give serious consideration to the pro- posal. No specific dates were recom- mended, although the HIbbing chapter suggested one five-day sea- Spy Hunters Fail to Find Accused Pair Committee Seeks 'Mystery Men' In Latest Probe Washington Congressional spy hunters failed today to locate two men accused of supplying secret government papers to communist agents. The names of these two mystery men have not been disclosed, bui the House committee on un-Ameri- can activities has made known it is looking for them. Committee members had hoped to question them behind closed doors this morning. But acting Chairman Mundt (R.- S.D.) told reporters the committee has been unable to serve sub- >enas. "We' wish we knew where they he said. Closes Session The committee went ahead with its closed door session. Mundt sale ;he group would have some other witnesses but he would not name them. The committee has been looking for the two "mystery men" since Monday. Representative Nixon (R.-Calif.) said the committee Is after still a third person for quizzing later on, The names of all three, he told re- porters, were first mentioned in New York Monday night by Whit- taker- Chambers, admitted former communist courier who now is a senior editor of Time magazine. A state department official said it appears from the committee evi- dence that "foreign nations" have had a good look at those diplo- matic and two members of the House group suggested that If one of the nations was Russia, the others probably included Germany and Japan. Late Development As the spy inquiry supplies a spectacular finale for the. nearly ex- tinct 80th Congress, there were other late developments: 1. A New York grand jury, con- tinued its separate espionage inves- tigation with U. S. District At-, torney John F, X McGohey saying lTne Soviets Seek End to UN. Korean Unit Delegate Jacob A. Malik demanded today the United Nations' Korean commission be ended, terming it a "tool of American imperialism." Malik said John Foster Dulles, acting chairman of the U. S, dele- gation, "wants to utilize the U.N. as i cloak for transforming southern Sorea into a playground of capltal- sm and a springboard for imper- The Winona General Hospital: The east wing In the foreground was built hi 1899 and the west wing, in the background, was built In two stages. The lower three stories were constructed In 1916, the upper three stories In 1926. Behind the hospital Is the nurses' home, built in the early 1900's. il is closer than ever conclusion." to a fmai throughout the morning session j the 58-natlon political committee In and State depart-! support of a Soviet proposal to drop ment promised help to the House the Korean commission. Western observers said there was hreat of a Soviet bloc filibuster prevent action on Korea's case have been tightened and "I would ia" session 91 tne general as- rather think" there can be no more semoiy, committee Inquiry. John E. Peuri- toy, oi told reporters security leaks of official secrets. 3. The committee made new at- tempts to locate a typewriter on which it thlnta some State depart- ment documents were copied. 4. It tried to find out where the copies were microfilmed. 5. The committee held the evening open for a possible night session with Chambers, in case the grand jury releases him. S520.61 IVIrs. Dorh t'rnin. Fountain son starting September 24 with an added 25 days to begin October 22. St. Cloud Boxer Wins Fort Dix, N. J. Fort Dix leld the lead today In the semi- finals of the third annual first boxing tournament, adding three outs last night to four won Monday night. tion hopes the question of Korean independence will reach a vote be- fore the political committee ends this session's work tonight. The Russians are opposing an American-Chinese-Australian reso- lution presented to the political, Doubt Arises Over Future of Marshall By John M. Hightower arose today whether Secretary of State Marshall ever will resume full-time direction of the nation's foreign affairs. Marshall underwent an operation yesterday for removal of a kidney. While word from Walter Reed hospital Is that his condition Is excellent, the 67-year-old cabinet officer obviously will need a long period of rest and recuperation. Grave Digger Admits Killing Tells of Slaying After Conviction Saginaw, Mich. A former committee yesterday, calling for! grave digger surrendered to police recognition of the government of here tofiay _told them he beat to American-occupied South Korea as a legal one, and for a new U.N. Korean commission empowered to work for reunion of North and South Korea and check on with- drawal of occupation troops. Russia occupies North Korea. last ad- death a Philadelphia woman spring when she spurned his vances. He later fled the city, according to his written statement, because he learned his Job required him to dig a grave for his victim. Police Lieutenant Joseph Bugen- ske Identified the man as Herbert L. Gulembo, 24, a red-haired foundry worker who recently lost his job here. Bugenske said Gulembo told him he decided to surrender because he cold. Low tonight 13; high Thurs- day 27. _ LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: 25; TrHnlmnm 18; noon, 21; precipitation, .01 of an trace of snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. MIn. Prec. Chicago 36 19 Denver 34 21 Des Moines 28 13 Duluth 25 12 .03 International Falls.. 22 10 .05 Kansas City '.42 30 Minneapolis-St. Paul 20 13 New Orleans 79 53 1.11 York 55 50 These Three Navy airmen were the first to sight the two rafts with 33 survivors of an Air Force C-54 transport plane which was forced down miles southwest of Honolulu. Left to right, Lieu- tenant Commander Steve Kona, Hammond, IncL, pilot of the Navy Privateer; Chief Machinist's Mate Clodis M. milam, Pensacola, Fla., and Ensign Leslie Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn. ffillftTy] sighted a dye marker which located the rafts after Ensign Johnson asked Kona to make one more pass over the area. CAP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and -vicinity: Cloudy to- night and Thursday with occasional learned that a Philadelphia iceman, flumes of snow. Continued rather! whose name he did not know, was 'accused of the slaying. Iceman Convicted Gulembo, in his statement, Iden- tified his victim as Mrs. Catherine (Miller and said, to the best of his memory, she was killed last April. Records In Philadelphia show that Bayard J. Jenkins, 19, a Negro ice- man, was convicted November 23 on a charge of murdering Mrs. Kathryn Mellor, 43, a writer and artist, last June 7. Jenkins, facing a possible death sentence, denied a prosecution charge that he confessed the slaying while "filled with lust." Sentence has been delayed pending an appeal for a new trial. Gulembo was quoted as, saying he beat his victim to death 'Rrith a war souvenir shell in her apartment. A similar death weapon was described at Jenkins' trial. Married and the father of three children, Gulembo said he was sep- arated from his wife. He came to Reese, Mich, from Scottville, Mich, but recently had been living in a Saginaw rescue mission, a haven, for destitute men. Vegetable Growers Schedule Meeting Albert Lea The third an- nual meeting and institute of the Southern Minnesota Vegetable Srowers association will be held Friday in the Albert Lea armory. Hence there is widespread spec- ulation that President Truman some time in the near future will reluctantly accept his resignation. Marshall is 'the second leading figure in the government's foreign relations work to have undergone an operation within a week. War- ren R, Austin, chief of the United States delegation to the United Na- tions, was operated on at Walter Reed November 30. Austin, whose surgery was de- scribed as is expected to be away from his duties about a Revised D.P. Bill to Be Introduced Washington Representa- tive Walter (D.-Pa.) today com- pleted a new displaced persons bill which he said would eliminate all the features President Truman has objected to in the present law. Walter, the No. 2 Democrat on the House judiciary committee which handles such legislation, told a reporter he will introduce the measure when the new Congress opens January 3. His bill, he said, would (a) guar- antee against racial, religious or nationalistic discrimination, (b) double the number of homeless Europeans eligible to enter the United States, and (c) give them four years Instead of two years Irom last July to apply for admis- sion. Under the present law Eu- ropean refugees are to be given entry to this country the next two Details Being orked Out By Architect Accommodations Needed for 225 Patients By Adolph Bremer Planning for the construction of a substantial addition to the Wi- nona General hospital has begun, the hospital's board of trustees an- nounced today. The disclosure that the hospital will expand was made by Superin- tendent John P. Garrison on be- half of the trus- tees of the Wi- nona General Hospital associa- tion. Details of the size, shape and nature of the ad- dition are not available, said Mr. Garrison, "To date the hospital has only authorized the hiring of a hospital architect and hospital con- sultant for the preparation of a master plan, embodying all of the hospital and public health needs for this area." He added significantly, however, that the Minnesota department of health developed a survey earlier this year which shows that Wi- nona and its trade area "has a potential service need of well over 225 acute and chronic beds." The present hospital was built to accommodate 100 patients, now has 112 beds and has accommo- dated as many as 148 at (one time by crowding. Of the hospital's 112 beds about 70 are for medical "and surgical patients, about 20 for maternity cases and the remaining 22 for chronic patients. The Winona hos- pital was a pioneer in this area in providing care for chronic patients, having begun the service in the mid 1830's. Expansion along many lines of service is desired by the board, superintendent said. He explained that the will consider: 1. Enlargement of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities of all kinds. 2. Establishment of adequate pediatric facilities. 3. Establishment of infectious and contagious disease facilities. 4. Facilities' for, at least, the observation of psychiatric cases. 5. Establishment of much greater facilities for chronic, convalescent and custodial pa- tients. The board, said Superintendent Garrison, "believes that the care of custodial patients is one of tho great problems facing the nation now because of the Increased aver- age age of the population and the nadequacy of facilities, care and treatment in the home. Because the condition of this type of patient changes rapidly, diagnostic and toerapeutlc facilities should be near- by. The chronic and acute facilities should be adjacent." The increased need for hospital here, motivated by a variety years. The measure, passed by the of causes, is apparent In a comparl- 80th Congress last July, was de- nounced by President Truman dur- month. John Foster Dulles, a Re- ing the recent campaign as being publican foreign policy adviser, is unfair to Jews and Catholics. Gov- acting head of the American dele- ernor Thomas E. Dewey of New 'SHOPPING 'DAYS gation at Paris in his absence. Meanwhile Undersecretary of State Robert A. Lovett is in charge ol over-all foreign policy for Presi- dent Truman during Marshall's ab- sence. Officials said there will be no gap In the handling of current problems.' Perhaps the most urgent of these is the China crisis. On this point authorities are hold- ing firm against any aid program which would Involve this country deeply in China's civil war. There appears to be no doubt now that when Mme. Chiang Kai-shek com pletes her mission In this country she will go home without the as surance of wholesale assistance In money, arms, technical advisers and moral support which her govern- ment has hoped to obtain. Support of the European recovery program, firm determination to hold on in blockaded Berlin, negotiation of a. North Atlantic defense alliance are declared purposes of the American government which were evolved under Marshall's direction and will so forward in his absence Exactly how long that absence wiU last Is uncertain at this early stage of his fflness. Medical au- thorities consider the removal of a kidney a, very serious operation. It Is doubtful whether, in view of his age, Marshall will again be able to carry the load of work he had borne steadily for the past ten years. He became Army chief of staff in 1939 and was a principal archi- tect of allied grand strategy against the axis. He retired in November, 1945, hoping for a rest, but within a few days was to China by President remained there 13 months trying vainly to end the civil war. Back home in January, 1847, he was named secretary of state. Since then he has spent many stressful nonths abroad at international con- ferences in Moscow, Bogota, Lon- don and Paris. York, the Republican presidential candidate, also was critical of It, Walter says his bill's "guarantee" against discrimination would re- quire that visas be issued to the various racial and religious groups in the same proportion that the number of displaced persons in each group bears to the total number of displaced persons. Among other -changes, Walter's measure would do away with the top preference presently given agri- cultural workers. His bill would give preference to "farm, household, construction, clothing, and garment workers, and other workers needed In the locality In the United States In which such persons propose to reside." son of census figures. Currently the hospital Is caring for about four times as many pa- tients annually as it was ten years ago. The average dally census has (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) HOSPITAL Moorhead Brothers Sentenced in Theft Moorhead brothers yesterday were sentenced for the theft of 250 bushels of grain from the farm of Ed Schmeislng, George- town, N. D., on November 3. Wal- lace D. McGeough, 24, drew up to flvs years in St. Cloud reformatory; Duance, 19, was turned over to the Minnesota Youth commission, and Curtis, 17, remanded to juvenile court by Judge Byron R. Wilson. ERROL FLYNN FINED FOR BOOTING POLICEMAN New York Debonair Errol Flynn, two-fisted movie star, paid today for kicking policeman in the shins. The handsome actor of ad- venturer roles pleaded guilty In magistrate's court to a charge of disorderly conduct. He orig- inally had been charged ,with third degree assault but the charge was reduced with the consent of his complainant, Pa- trolman Joseph Bergeles. "I'm sorry about the whole Flynn said, shaking hands with the patrolman. The actor tried to pay his fine with a bill but when the court clerk was unable to make change, Flynn gave a bill. The alleged kicking grew out of a taxicab episode early Tuesday morning. Police stopped the cab In which Flynn and movie pub- licity man Robert Graham Warm were riding. They thought the driver looked too young for his Job. Wahn became abusive, police said, so he and Flynn were' taken to the lockup. While there Bergeles said Flynn kicked him in the shins. John Perona, operator of El Morocco night club, balled them out. Later in the Wahn pleaded guilty to a dis- orderly conduct charge and was'." fined Flynn never appeared', at court and his ball was for- feited. He finally appeared after he was arrested on a bench war- rant. "I he told Magis- trate Doris I. Byrne. Adjourning the case until to- day. Magistrate Byrne admon- s Ished him sternly: "Be there." She reinstated bis bail.   

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