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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1948, Winona, Minnesota                              VOLUME 48, NO. 256 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 16, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY THIRTY-TWO PAGES Six-Point Security rawn Parents Ask Yule Clothes For Children Hard luck, unemployment and sickness are factors that put a ser- ious strain on families at Christmas time. Then they need aid from the Good Fellows. Knowing their condition, but at the same time having a longing In their hearts to give their children a gift at Christmas, these individ- uals In a last desperate effort write a letter to The Good Fellows. One such letter follows: Dear Good Fellows: This is the first time I have asked for help. My husband has been without work for two months. He started to work this week but trying to get our back bills paid will not leave us any- thing for Christmas. It Isn't so much toys we need as clothes. I have four children. Three boys age seven, three and three weeks and a girl, five. It Is for the boy and girl who go to school that I am asking for help. So please if you have anything to spare, would you send it our way. We surely would be thankful. Y. L. It Is not always children or mo- thers that appeals come from. Once in a while a grandmother writes a letter like the following: Dear Mr. Good Fellow: I am an old age pensioner. Will you please send me a bas- ket for Christmas and some warm underwear, as what funds I receive do not cover ray ex- penses. L. S. Letters like these come in each jnall to the Good Fellows head- quarters where they are checked and Investigations made. Those de- serving and coming within the range of the Good Fellows activi- ties are taken care of as far as the funds go. The big problem, of course, with prices as they are, is to build up a Good Fellow fund of sufflcent size to do the needed buying. So again, we urge you to be a Good Fellow and seed your check or contribution to The Republican- Herald now. REDS SWARM IN SUBURBS OF PEIPING Sound of Rifle Fire Heard Within City Atomic Commission Member Resigning Washington W. W. Way-j mack Is resigning as a member of; the atomic energy commission "to try to get some rest." j President Truman accepted the: resignation yesterday "because of the urgent considerations presented in your letter." He added that Way- mack has earned a rest after his work in the public service. Waymack was formerly editor of the Des Moines Register and Tri- bune. He has served on the atomic energy commission since October, 1946. By Spencer Moosa sound of rifle fire punctuates the crisp air of Pei- ping today, but within the commu- nist-encircled city's ancient walls life goes on much as usual. The city has not fallen, although ;he reds are swarming over its sub- urbs and rolling toward the thick arched gates. I (Moosa's dispatch scotched ru-l mors in Shanghai earlier that Pei- ping had been captured. The veter- an A.P, correspondent's story was filed at p. Wednesday, cen- tral standard relayed to San Francisco via Shanghai.) The fighting appears relatively small-scale and concentrated mostly west of the city walls. Small arms fire is occasionally interspersed byj Precipitation yesterday was just mortar bursts and some light lew hundredths of an Inch in most places, but it was enough to Cold Replaces Light Drizzle In Northwest By The Associated Press Light drizzles in Minnesota and Wisconsin away last night and cold, clear weather took their U. S. Defense Plan Needs Overhauling Hoover Commission Says System Enormously Costly place. Armour Company officials and Winona civic group leaders are shown above as they gathered Wednesday to witness the cere- mony in the plant office of the new Armour Fertilizer works In Winona's East End. The ceremony marked the shipment of the first carloads of Wlnona-made fertilizer. Left to right are J. R. Chappell, Winona, chairman of the Industrial committee of the Winona Asso- ciation of Commerce; J. L. Christopher, Winona, freight and passen- ger agent for Chicago Northwestern Railway; Mayor John Druey of Winona; L. C. Laudon, Northwest sales representative for the new Republican-Herald photo plant; J. H. Charles, credit manager of Armour's Chicago Heights office; Vinson Rice, president of the West End Commercial club; A. J. Anderson, secretary-manager of the Winona Association of Commerce; Max L. Ciemlnski, president of the Winona Civic asso- ciation; Harold J. Doerer, vice-president of the Winona Association of Commerce; Wendell Fish, E. J. Garland and Hoy T. Patoeaude, all of Winona and members of the Industrial committee; G. W. Woodhull, assistant division manager of the Chicago Heights office, and L. O. Peterson, division manager of the Winona plant. lery which can be heard clearly! throughout Peiping. Small Forces Used The reds thus far have thrown only small forces into the attack, evidently reserving their main strength for an attempt to bottle up the city If General Fu Tso-yi, gov- ernment commander of North Chi- na, decides to fight all the way. The communists have pushed close enough to level cannon on the city they haven't. This has given Impetus to rumors of peace talks between the reds and General iFu. Be a Good Fellow The following Is a list of contribu- tions to the Good Fellows fund to date: Previously listed Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Lehnert 2.00 Winona Insurance Agen- cy and employes..... 18.00 Mary Therese 2.00 Mrs. Susan 1.00 C. D. Tearse 10.00 A friend, Galcsvllle----- 2.00 40 i 8 of American Le- gion 50.00 Friends 2.00 A good Broom Shortage To Continue in '49 Army Will Try Rescue of Nine On Greenland St. John's, Newfoundland American air crews, equipped with Armour Plant Skips First Car of Fertilizer By Jim KeUey The first shipments of Winona-made fertilizer, manufactured at the new Armour and Company fertilizer works in the East End, were made late Wednesday afternoon. The plant was started In April as a subsidiary of Armour Company of Chicago Heights, HI. The materials needed for ski-planes and gliders, will makei fertilizer are brought here from various parts of the country andja plateau nro mflvarf Vioro m-io o flrct TTTQ c pnrllT! Plane Crashes In Colombia; 30 Aboard Dead Barranquilla, Colombia pushed today toward Reports from Tientsin said Claire Chennault's China Air Transport Company had completed the with- drawal of its personnel and depend- ents from that North China city. The planes did the job in a night- long shuttle to Tsingtao. Field Still in Use Contrary to general reports, Pel- ping's south field was still operable this morning. The Saint Paul, a plane chartered by the Lutheran mission, landed there again and create a highway menace. Evaporation and wear appeared to be removing any remaining moisture or ice on the roads, he said. Mercury readings yesterday were By Elton C. Fay Washington This coun- try's national defense system is "enormously" costly and its ma- chinery needs overhauling, a Hoo- ver commission "task force" reported today. A 211-page critique said the uni- fied military establishment set up by law last year "is. on the whole, soundly constructed, but is not yet working well." A 14-member advisory committee io the commission on organization of the executive branch of the gov- ernment, headed by former Presi- derit Herbert Hoover, cautioned that Russian strategy may be to keep American defense costs mounting la an effort to gain "victory by bank- ruptcy." The committee recommended this six-point program to hold dollar outlays within bounds and Improve the' operations of the security set- up: I. Give the secretary of defense more direct control over the three armed forces because his present uniformly in the 30s. Traffic lie In vague authority.1 many areas yesterday moved at aj 2. steps to assure a "fuller snail's pace while all available high- way crews were mobilized to spread sand on trouble spots. Rural schools closed yesterday in parts of Wood, Brown and Eau Claire counties. Telephone and power lines were ice-covered in various areas, but an absence of wind was credited with keeping them from breaking. At Hammond, Wis., Tuesday night, icy roads blocked off outside help and local firemen were unable to save St. Mary's Catholic church, which burned to the ground. A mass of cold air moved over the Rocky mountains into the midwest and the mercury dipped to below zero in some areas. Temperatures took off for Tsingtao with a load of ln ?ome 7C fThp nianp mario two continued unseasonably mild in thei passengers. (The plane made two trips to Peiping yesterday.) (In Shanghai, Chinese newspapers bannered the "fall of Peiping" In ex- tras which also proclaimed that peace talks in North China were be- Gulf states and northward Into the Ohio valley. Fog covered some mid- west and eastern states. The belts of freezing rain or drizzle covered sections of New measure of teamwork" among the offices and services which compose the national military establishment and the top-level national security organization. 3. Overhaul the military budget system because the "military ser- vices are far too prodigal with gov- ernment funds." The committee said the strategic plans presented by the armed forces to the munitions board last fall called for an outlay of and the Initial estimates for the fiscal year beginning next July 6 added up to more than 000." 4. Relate scientific research more closely to strategic planning. The failure to have war planning geared to feasible scientific developments was said to constitute "one of the most glaring deficiencies In the whole panorama of the national security organization." (Forrestal yesterday announced are mixed here. a perilous attempt today to rescue nine U. S. fliers, huddled on a bleak Greenland snow bank. The U. S. Newfoundland com- mand said rescue equipment was being gathered at Narsarssuak, 100 miles from where the nine men are stranded. I Two transports towing red-tailed j gliders took off last night from Westover Field, Mass., on the first leg of the rescue mission. They were accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel E. Emil Beaudry, noted Detroit A fire Arctic flier, who will supervise thejswept a plant of the Ford Motor i Company's big Rouge factory last The plant's first product was completed early in November. 25 miles west of immediate execution of anyone Fire Sweeps Rouge Ford Factory Representatives from Armour t d Company In Chicago Heights, officials of the new plant, Mayor" John Druey of Winona and other Bogota, where Lansa airlines said violating martial law in one of Its passenger planes crashed Fu' all 30 persons aboard. Lansa officials said packages of Shanehal was wd with York state, Maryland, West Vlr- yesteraay announced f Pennsvlvania. the southern the creation of a joint chiefs-re- search board group on weapons eval- uation.) 5. Speed up plans for civilian mobilization in case of war, Includ- ing economic, Industrial and man- power mobilization. In another Chiang Kai-shek had resigned.) un.jginia, Pennsylvania, the southern confirmed "president I New England states and upper and northern lower Michigan. Light rain fell In southern Michi- gan and the Ohio valjey and scat- tered showers and thundershowers were reported in the Tennessee and Two Ex-Convicts civic group leaders spoke at a cere- fireworks, apparently smuggled! HplH flfr T.ThfoV, tho nfT tn! I ICIU dl mony which saw the plant Off the plane may have caused I successful operations. lyje crasn Among those representing Armour I The plane, a two-engine DC-3, were L. O. Peterson, division man- ager of the new plant; G. W. Wood- hull, assistant division manager, and J. H. Charles, credit manager for the Chicago Heights division of Armour, Plant Officials was en route from Bogota to Bar- ranquiUa. It carried a "crew of four and 26 passengers. Two stewar- desses were aboard. A member of the civil aviation board at Bogota said the plane crashed within five minutes after Other Winona plant oSicials were' takeoff. L. C. Laudon, Northwest sales re- The dead included two British Seven men were stranded when! h H- J- Talbot, connected with the Shell their C-47 was forced down Destroyed materials fo. superintendent, Company at Bogota. Thursday. Two more were added automobiles. j Richard Miller, plant superintend-1 All the other passengers, including vlor.day when their B-17 Fortress, Alert workers quickly put wheels !ent. lower Mississippi valleys. The fog section, the committee said the con- was reported over southern Michi-jdition of the nation's stockpile of gan, northern Ohio and Pennsyl- ania. Cut Bank, Mont., reporting ten below zero, was the coldest spot on Shawano, Wis. Two ex- the early morning weather map. strategic materials needed for a war is "deplorable." 6. Make adequate provision for use of and protection against "un- conventional means of warfare." today In connection with a tavern holdup near here last week. Attorney Robert Fischer said Frank Hamitz, also known as Thomas F. Sweeney, 57, of Osh- kosh, had admitted taking part in the holdup Earl Wing, Fischer was acting in the absence of District Attorney Ovid Strossen- reuther. According to Fischer, Hamitz I and had implicated 40, of Green Bay. a dirty shamei'7lnS ,to rescue Eeven> nose- on more than a score of Mercury J but 1949 will not get a clean sweep, ?'ved into a ,snow nlne was officials said. Rescue directors said gliders will cars on the assembly line and rolled them to safety. No one was Injured. Firemen res- a shortage of cued three men and women trapped by the blaze. Three says the National Broom Manufac- turers association. The reason? brooms. "Figure It out for yourself." said P. A.'Linden Meyer, association I secretary, yesterday. Qnce Meyer, of Arcola, HI., gave they said, the tow cables! "the o7 Picture: the gliders will be of The 1948 crop of broom corn was'across uprights like the top bar the third lowest In history and the of a goal post, 1947 crop was the fifth lowest. laid off tem- .porarily, Ford officials and firemen sun-Ivors are aboard thejcontmued an investigation today to PV tnp tnw ____ JT. n This adds up to a third less than the nation's normal output of Ilre anthe The fire broke out in the up- holstery department of the final eight women and one Infant, ap- signed a statement In the presence Winonans attending were Mayor parently were "Colombians, the air- Druey; Max L. Cieminski, president i line said. of the Winona Civic association; I Eyewitnesses were quoted as say- mitted, he said, that the two men Vinson Rice, president of the West j ing the plane hit a fog-shrouded hill jheld up the tavern operated by End Commercial club, and Harold! and burst into flames. J. Doerer, vice-president of the Wi- nona Association of Commerce. The Industrial committee of the Winona Association of Commerce was represented by J. R. Chappell, chairman and E. J. Garland, Wen- dell Fish and Roy T. Patneaude. Then the two transports, each assembly line "B" plant where Mer- equipped with a long cable with aicurys are built. Skylights cracked hook-at the end, will fly low the heat. 000.000 brooms a year because there the uprights to hook the glider j The blaze was brought under con- will be only 33.000 to and whip the gliders aloft. after an hour's fight by 15 fire of com available instead of the! Recently the TJ. S. Air from Dearborn, Detroit of com available instead necessary 42.350 tons. the! Recently I saved six airmen Attending for the. Chicago and! men t said. North Western Railway was J. L.j Christopher, Winona, freight and passenger agent. Fireworks are popular during the Christmas season in Colombia, but are banned from transport in planes. "The right wing of the plane appears to have come off by an explosion and was burned together with the a Lansa state- The new plant Intends to ship I in the Alaskan-and the Ford Company. box cars or between and) tons of fertilizer during its first spring season starting now and I (Continued on Fape 2, Column 3.) ARMOUR Hey, Joe, How Much? Marines Return to Shanghai By Tom Lambert young cor- poral scanned Shanghai's sky- line today, spat reflectively into the Whangpoo river -and re- marked: "It's better than Tsingtao, but It ain't New York." The U. S. marines had return- ed to China's coastal metropolis for the first time since 1941. Nearly 700 green-clad leather- necks of the Ninth regiment ar- rived on the navy transport Bay- field from Tsingtao. The Bayfield shouldered its way through the skittery junks on the Whangpoo, which slithers by Shanghai's front door, and tied up at a pier where Japan- ese luxury liners berthed before the war. The marines, under command of Colonel T. B. Hughes Of Kan- sas City. Mo., are here to pro- tect American citizens in an emergency. Except for shore trol and liberty parties, they are to remain aboard the unless needed in force ashore in this war-jittery city. Neither Hughes nor his execu- tive officer. Lieutenant Colonel James S. Blass of Portland, Ore, would say how many leather- necks would be given liberty at one time. There was no official welcome at the pier. But long before the Bayfield tied up, the river was crowded with Chinese trying to sell carved chests, knives, lug- gage ar.d curios displayed on the decks of their bobbing sam- pans. They extended the items to the transport's railings by means of nets attached to long bamboo poles. The leathernecks looked on Impassively as the Chinese screeched: "Hey, Joe how The ship's crew hooked up a fire hose and turned it on the cruising merchants. One wear- ing a blue robe climbed aboard the transport, however, and scurried among the marines passing cards advertising a curio shop. A marine private lined up Shanghai's waterfront in his camera sights, but then put the camera back in its case without clicking the shutter. "At six bits a he ob- served, "that ain't worth a pic- ture." WEATHER Daughter Born To Bronko Nagurskis Minneapolis A daughter was born at St. Mary's hospital here today to Mrs. Bronko Nagurski, International Falls, wife of the noted athlete. The Nagurskis have two 11, and Tony, sons, Bronko, Jr., eight. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24; hours ending at 12 m. today: j Maximum, 34; minimum is; 21; precipitation, .04; sun sets to-1 night at sun rises tomorrow at j FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity and colder tonight; low 12 in the city, eight to ten In rural areas. Friday fair and quite cold; high 25. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Free. Chicago 46 33 .25 Des Moines 36 18 .01 Duluth 30 4 .16 International Falls. 25 3 .24 Kansas City 48 23 Los Angeles....... 57 34 Miami 80 75 I Mpls.-St. Paul 33 10 .05- New York......... 25 32 .43; Seattle 39 33 ..j Phoenix........... 65 36 j Washington 45 37 S3' 2 ..i Regiaa .151 Bulleti convicts were held without charge I Several other Montana points re- This Includes "not only the atom. ----ported sub-zero marks. The mercury I bomb, but the other radiological and was near zero over parts of the' Dakotas and Minnesota, Changes Asked In DP Measure Washington Senator Wiley (R.-Wis.) said today the next Con- gress is sure to "iron out inequities" in the displaced persons law. Wiley is chairman of the Senate judiciary committee which spon- sored the present legislation permit- ting homeless Europeans to enter this country in the next two state He made the prediction "without Fischer the shadow of a in releasing la letter from Uso Carusi, chairman of Sheriff William Seering and Traffic OHcer Hugo Baker. It ad- Bernard Pleshek and obtained in cash and in checks from the cash regiiter and the wallets of 12 customers. They carried a shot- gun, Fischer said. Hamitz had served 17 years of a 25-year term for' homicide in his conviction at Racine, said he was on parole. Wing, said Fischer, was sentenced i of the DP commission, who reported to Waupun in 1933 in connection that because of the law's complexity refugees had actually en- biological and chemical weapons that have appeared, definitely and ter- ribly, upon the horizon of war- fare." The committee exposed some skel- etons in the military's closet. In discussing "disturbing Inade- quacies in our Intelligence the committee disclosed: "In the spring of 1948, a mistaken, intelligence estimate, prepared by a department Intelligence agency, stimulated recommendations which If followed might well have had serious consequences. For- tunately, In this Instance, the cen- tral intelligence agency and other intelligence groups correctly eval- uated the available information In good time." Neither the Incident nor the Iden- tity of the particular intelligence agency whether one of the three military services or from a non- military department was dis- closed. with the holdup of the Pulaski state bank. He served seven years tered the country, up to December and while on parole took part in the 10." Carusi said another were ins Rio De Janeiro Press dispatches from Bello Horizonte today said more than 100 per- sons perished and scores were hart in a, flood caused by a violent cloudburst in southern Minas Geraes state. Washington The Jus- tice department said today it has filed a, suit to break up an alleged world cartel in natural rubber products. St. men were reported trapped to- day in the Christmas mine a mile south of here. The report was made to the Jasper state police post, but no details were given. holdup of a bank at New London. He was convicted and served four years at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and still was on federal parole. Fischer said charges had not been lodged against either man, but that Strossenreuther would draw up warrants on his return, late to- day. Three Hospitalized When Bus Skids Dakota City, Neb. Three persons were hospitalized at nearby Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday for either en route or a German port awaiting transportation. The rigid eligibility standards set up by the 80th Congress, Carusi said, were "inconsistent" and a source of great difficulty to the commission. Wiley said of Carusl's letter: "His report confirms what I have heard from many other sources In Wisconsin and the compromise DP law has not been Woman Sues Stepson, Asks Damages Davenport, Bertha Stone, 50, Davenport, has filed a damage suit in the Scott county district court against her step-son, Norman Stone, 33. She contends he alienated the affections of her husband. Mrs. Stone alleges her stepson ex- erted Influence over his father, Samuel, which has culminated In a 1 OttlJlUCJ. YVJJJU1J iii o> working out as well as It might and b father at Texag) as wen as we had hoped for. I since mid-November. Her suit fol- of a by her husband. I since "I feel therefore that, beyond the Jowed law In order to help improve its ease and speed of administration and to Injuries received when a Burling-i iron out inequities, In line with ton trailway bus skidded on Icy i America's traditional offer of havenj pavement and rolled over, wheels to oppressed peoples." up, to a plowed field. Carusi took particular exception The mishap occurred a few miles i to the present law's requirement southwest of Dakota City. jthat a refugee must iave been reg- In Omaha, Burlington officials said there were 20 persons aboard the bus, bound from Omaha to Sioux City. Except for those hos- pitalized, all escaped serious injury. In Sioux City, hospital attendants described as good the condition of the three injured. They were iden- tified as Mrs. Florence Piper, 39, Winnebago, Neb.; Mrs. Florence Counter, 31, and Mrs. Alice Gun- derson, 43, both of Sioux City. istered as a DP on or before Decem- ber 22, 1945, to be eligible for ad- mission. He called that "discrimi- and added: "I am aware of nothing which happened on December 22, 1945, which forms an understandable or proper basis for differentiating be- tween groups or among individuals who by all other standards are equally entitled to our sympathetic consideration." 7 STOPPING WMfiF TV   

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