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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1949, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 291 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 28, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Aft er nc hS nowra Weather Bad Over Most of Middle West Fresh Snowfall, Strong Winds Reported General By The Associated Press More bad weather hit of the storm-stricken western range-1 lands today. Snow and wind stormsj slowed to some degree the fight; which is being waged on many! fronts to save the millions of ing and snow-bound cattle and sheep. There were fresh falls of snow, accompanied by strong winds, In Nebraska and in parts of Utah, Idaho and Arizona. I Nebraska, one of the hardest hit; by the earlier blizzards, got the most snow, winds whipped the snow Into drifts over newly cleaned highways and rail lines and cur- tailed relief work in the disaster areas. Lesser amounts of snow fell In other parts of the rangelands and did not seriously interfere with the relief operations. And federal and state officials Joined in the battle to dig out from the worst winter weather in several years in the western plains and Rocky Mountain region. Emergency Cash Voled Wave of Evictions Will Bring Tougher Rent Laws, Warning By Edwin B. Haakinson Washington Republicans and Democrats agreed today with President Truman that landlords are making a bad mistake if they try to evict tenants as a protest against rent controls. Senate Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois told a reporter that senators certainly will look into these evictions when they consider extending federal rent controls that expire March 31. "I think it's a most extraordinary Emergency cash relief came from federal and state sources to finance the huge task of saving the more than cattle and sheep which are in varying degrees of distress in the western storm area. Inclement weather also struck over other sections of the nation. There was widespread precipita- tion over the central part of the country. There was a band of freez- ing rain and sleet from southern lower Michigan into Texas. Snow fell over most of tho north central region. Temperatures dropped and a new cold wave was forecast. Flood conditions remained in the weather picture. Warnings were is- sued for a 171-mile stretch of the Ohio post Cincinnati. Some families have been driven from their homes by flood waters from Ohio river tributaries in southern Illinois. Rain fell along the Appalachians said the blaze, which consumed all the Straits' belongings._appaiently started from an overheated chimney. Henies Mink Coats Stolen New York Thieves ran- sacked the fashionable hotel apart- ment of ice-skating star Sonja and In the North Atlantic states'. I Henie last night and stole two mink There was snow In the New England I coats valued at but appar. states. Temperatures continued mild I ently left her Jewelry intact. in the southeastern states and were! The coats were taken from Miss La Crosse Family Burned Out of 2-Room House and shameful Lucas added. Senator Saltonstall acting Republican leader, said: "Personally, I don't think actions of that kind help in the solution of difficult problems." Mr. Truman told his news confer- ence yesterday he did not believe the landlords could get away with the evictions. He said the plan orig- inated in Tulsa, Okla. Appeal to Courts Planned La Crosse, Wis. Mr. Scott Retains Chairmanship In 54-50 Vote Congressman Andersen of Minnesota Demands Resignation By Jr.ck Bell Omaha, Neb. Hugh D Scott, Jr., held a shaky reed of authority over the Republican na- tional committee today in a trial run of his chairmanship. Some members, like Representa- tive Clarence Brown of Ohio thought it might be no more than six months before Scott's hard-won retention of his office is challenged again. The 48 year old Pennsylvania congressman, hand picked by Gov- ernor Thomas E. Dewey for his Tighe Woods, who administered I party job had a slender 54 to 50 rent control vote of committee confidence hang- Mrs. Oney Strait and their fourjju d into with a promise i ing on his belt. _ r their tarpaper house night's snowstorm. children were without a home flght such mass evictions in day following a flre which destroyed jcourt_ durlng In telegrams answering com- plaints, Woods urged tenants re- The parents both were away work-'ceiving such eviction notices to In- ing when Mrs. Sidney Hagen, area federal rent who was taking care of the dren, smelled smoke. She ripped j "if landlords refuse to withdraw an asbestos cover from a metal notices, offices of the housing ex- chimney leading to the celling will seek to enjoin such an oil heater. Flames leapt out. i evictions by action in the She led the children, ranging Injhe added. age from four to ten, out of the] senator Myers (D.-Pa.) said such two-room dwelling and carried result from a decision by Harry Darby of Kansas, one of Scott's chief supporters in the bit- terest flght to split the Republican party since the Bull Moose move- ____ment of 1912, told a reporter things control'are a lot better than they look on the surface. "I think he'll do a swell job and all of this will be Darby declared. Won't Be Happy But Brown, a supporter of Senator Robert A. Taft, wasn't so sure. "I don't think any chairman who her own one and one-half-year-old I the G OP -controlled Congress to! finds his committee divided about daughter. jend federal control of evictions and 150-50 is going to be the However, Douglas Strait, them under state and local ran back In. He was rescued by 14- year-old Elmer Slker, a neighbor, who cut both his hands when grab- controls. Myers already has offered a Sen- ate bill to extend federal rent con- bing for Douglas through a broken Itrol for 27 months beyond March 31. window. Assistant Fire Chief Otto Kesseij evictions. lit would restore federal control of Senator Tobey (R.-N. H.) former chairman of tha banking commit- tee, said he did "not think mass slightly below Pacific coast. normal along the A survey disclosed at least 000 head of cattle ar.d sheep are stranded and facing star- vation over the western ranges. Early indications that the great cattle and sheep producing Industry will suffer a staggering economic loss. However, no estimate of losses was made by federal live-1 stock reporting experts because of Inability to obtain accurate ground checks. Sheep Badly Hit In Salt Lake City the National Wool Growers association estimated that half of the nation's sheep population was in critical condition from the cold and "snow and lack of reed. There are sheep in areas of Wyoming, Colo- rado, Nevada and half of them in Utah. The new snow piled up some drifts in the Rocky Mountain re- gion as well as in Nebraska and Henie's suite at the Hotel Pierre on 61st street and Fifth avenue. The loss was discovered by the star's mother who occupies an ad- joining apartment. Her report of the theft included no mention of missing jewelry. Miss Henie, her- self, was not immediately available for elaboration. the Alsops Election Turned Tide In Europe By Joseph AIsop delivery of food supplies to stranded! HfRome old honey-colored and ranchers was curtailed. dty- with its immemorial beauty Indians and ranchers was curtailed Poor visibility in some sections yes- terday hampered operations of the Air Force hay lifts. But the "flying boxcars" carrying tons of baled hay for the snowbound stock dropped the feed over the isolated regions. In Nebraska, where the fresh snowfalls measured up to seven Inches in some sections, Governor Val Peterson said: "We're not quit- ting. We're going to keep right on battling, but it's getting too big for us." The Air Force had arranged to send '.'A cargo planes to its base at Kearney, Neb., to carry supplies into the slricken area just as the new storm struck yesterday. Cold Weather Coming The new snow and wind storm extended into northeastern Kansas, Iowa, southwestern Wisconsin southeastern Minnesota and north- ern Illinois. Heavy falls were re- ported in parts of Wisconsin and Iowa. Temperatures were expected to fall far below zero in some of the north central sections tonight. There were only a few subzero readings across the country in the Dakotas. parts of Nebraska and Iowa ar.d the Rocky Mountain region. Freezing rain and sleet covered areas extending from northern Mis- souri across Illinois into lower Mich- igan. Winds which reached a velocity of 45 miles an hour and gusts of 70 miles per hour hit Indianapolis last night but the rain stopped. Snow, slcct and freezing rain swept across the Texas Panhandle and. the southern plains last night. Com- munications in many sections were disrupted and air and travel sharply curtailed. I and air of easy luxury, unpleasant facts are easy to forget. But it is a vital fact none the that all the improvements that can be ac- complished' in Italy by the Euro- pean Recovery program cannot make the life the Italian masses anything but cru- elly hard, authorities indeed agree that the only solution of Italy's economic problem is mass emigration the inclusion of human beings among articles for export. In these circumstances, it is down- right shocking that American policy is rapidly acquiring the repu- tation of being reactionary. Specifi- cally, here In Italy land reform must take first place in any program of social betterment. Significantly, It is among the dispossessed workers of the great Southern Italian latlfun- dia that communism is now making its only progress in Italy. Yet passive American opposition to land reform has just been indicated by no less a personality than the chief of the E. R. P. mission here, J. D. Zellerbach. This sort of thing was perhaps understandable before the November election. With a reactionary Con- gress breathing down their necks and a Republican President looming up ahead, the executants of Ameri- can policy in Europe had a natural tendency to walk very carefully. Futhermore, although this did not come out during the campaign, highway (Continued on Page 6, Column 2.) ALSOPS evictions were possible under the present law." He said that if Jandlords were using this method "to create fear, it.should be. repudiated and reproved by the Congress." Senator Kerr former Oklahoma governor, said he had no comment on the Oklahoma evictions or extension of rent controls. But a freshman congressman, Repre- sentative Steed (D.-Okla.) termed them "ill-timed and ill-advised." In Tulsa, the Rev. Wallace J. Murphy, a leader in the property owners revolt, said he could not understand President Truman's statement. "We are American he said. "We simply want to go out of business. It is unprofitable." Shortly after he answered the President. Murphy suffered a heart attack, his second in eight weeks. Murphy, a Baptist minister, claims he and other landlords can't operate if pending rent control bills before Congress become law ar.d therefore they are sending their tenants evic- tion notices. At Kansas City the move gained some support last night. The Prop- erty Owners Association of Kansas City voted their sympathy and sup- port to the action but left the mat- ter of evictions up to the discretion of each owner. State High Court Sets Ditch Building Costs on Railroads St. Paul Minnesota supreme court today decreed that the Great Northern railway and the Minneapolis-St. Paul and Sault Ste Marie Railroad Company must pay assessments totaling toward construction of a ditch. The Great Northern was assessed and the other road 000. The roads' right-of-way cross the drainage district. The supreme court upheld Judge E. R. Seines of Traverse county district court who ordered establishment of judicial ditch No. 12 in Grant, Traverse and Wilkin counties. The drainage area of the pro- Ohio congressman told a reporter. "I don't think it will be six months before this matter is brought up again in some Brown added. Representative Leonard Hall, carrying the proxy of J. Russell Sprague, New York commltteeman and one of Dewey's brain trust in the 1948 campaign, said he thinks Scott will do all right. But he added that If the chair- man's foot slips, the wolves will be around to howl for his scalp. Representative H. Carl Andersen (R.-Minn.) said that because of the 54 to 50 result Scott should resign "for the good of everybody con- cerned." Andersen Is from the home state of Roy E. Dunn, national commit- teeman who had been the candidate of veteran members of the com- mittee like Jacob France of Mary- land. France charged in yesterday's acrimonious windup session of this corn belt G.O.P. conference that Automobiles Inch Along an eight to ten-inch overflow on a southern Illinois highway east of Mur- physboro, as the Big Muddy river, like many other streams of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, flooded the countryside. (International Soundphoto.) 600 Feared Deac In Chinese Ship Collision By Fred Hampson Shanghai More than 60 persons tonight were feared lost in an early morning collision of tw Chinese ships off Chu Shan island 100 miles south of Shanghai. The vessels, the passenger freight er Taiping and the freighter Klen yuan, collided in a fog a few minute after last midnight. Hours later only 40 of the 65 persons aboard the two ships been accounted for. The Australian destroyer waramunga picked up 3 and five others were rescued by other craft. The Waramunga, en route Shanghai from Japan, deposited it. survivors at the mouth of the Whangpoo river, 12 miles below Shanghai. Language difficulty pre -ented the Australian officers from earning much about the sea disaste rom the Chinese. The Taiping, operated by the Jhung Lien ship company, was er route to Formosa with some 50 war refugees. It was feared some government officials and their fam Scott was playing the game in mjgjjt have been lost. Thi a way as to help Dewey toward aivessel a crew of 75. third Republican presidential nomi- nation. Scott denied this in terms that left' him no room to support any such bid by Dewey. Term Battle Good for Party To some other party members the knock-down battle over the chairmanship was a good thing. Senator Aiken of an The Kienyuan was carrying coa to Shanghai from Formosa. She normally carried a crew of between 70 and 75 and no passengers. Chung Lien officials said today they received the following message from the radioman aboard the Tai- ping: 'S. S. Taiping collided with Kien- latter vessel sunk (at) ;uaiur AIK.CII ui. yuan> latter vessel sunK taw organization man a. m, shanghai time in Washington that "the Democrats !11.45 p m Thursday, saving have thrived on dissension and may- hel requested position off be it will be a good thing for ]igntnoiise
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