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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1949, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 297 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 4, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES A New Qneen And Her Attendants were Jubilant Thursday night Muriel Morris, center, was chosen Queen of the Snows for the 1949 Winona Winter Carnival. Elected as her attendants are left, Lois Zler.tek, right, Joyce Redmann. The selection was made by a Muriel Morris, 19, Queen Of Snows Blond Muriel Morris, 213 East Wabasha street, newly-elected 1949 Queen of the Snows lor the Winona Winter Carnival got up slowly from her Carnival throne last night and adjusted the folds her long black queen's robe. committee of three judges In a contest conducted in the auditorium of the Winona Senior High school after 26 queen candidates had been brought on the stage. Republican-Herald photo The Alsops Advantages Of Talks on Russian Side By Stewart Alsop Washington. Stalin's statement to an American newspaper man, and his subsequent letter saying that he was too 111 to travel to Washington, recalls a remarkable episode. This episode, of which there have been Incomplete re- ports, can now be described In some detail. The details are Interesting, particularly in view of the Stalin letter. The Incident took place in Berlin about a year ago. The final crisis of the Berlin block- ade had not taken place, but even then there were few social con- tacts between the Americans and the Russians. Thus an intelligence officer of Gen- eral Lucius Clay's staff was sur- crown again_ prised when a high Russian officer! when Snow Queen left the one Malinin, who then acted as chief' of staff to Soviet Marshal Vassily Sokolovsky, asked him to dinner. The intelligence officer accepted 'and found the Russian officer in a cordial humor. They dined well, and then settled down to drinks and talks. They talked until the early hours of the morning, and during the course of this long con- versation Malinin said some sur- prising things. THERE WERE NO real reasons, he said, for the tense relations which existed between the United States and the Soviet union. Moreover, he was sure that if President Truman and Generalissimo Stalin were to meet, they could quickly settle all the difficulties which had arisen between the two nations. Unfortunately, he said, the gen- eralissimo was not well. He had "already had three attacks." (Pre- sumably these were heart attacks, although Malinin did not describe tnelr nature.) Therefore Stalin could not travel very far. But perhaps the President would be willing to meet Winter Carnival Program Tonight Centennial and Wisconsin queens at From a closely-contested list of 28 candidates she had been chosen as the new Winona "Queen of the and the applause still re- mained a memory in her ears. Lois Zientek, 662 Wilson street, and Joyce Redmann, 620 Lincoln street, were selected as her attendants. The auditorium of the Senior High school which had been filled with more than persons anxi- ous to see who the new queen would be was empty. Relatives and friends of the other 25 candidates cheered and applauded selection of Muriel and left. "Too Queen Says T really didn't think It could happen to me, it's too wonderful to be true. I will try to be a good queen and I am going to start right now by putting this beautiful robe away so it won't get torn or dirty." Then the new queen quit being a queen. She became the average American small town girl. She slip- ped out of her robe and folded it carefully. She took off her golden crown and put it softly away wlthjf the robe, patting it as she did so. Alter that Queen Muriel did a typically unqueenly but girlish thing. She put her hands on her1 hips, gave a shrug to her dark green taffeta dress and said. "Well, where do we go from She looked a little scared when I she was told she would have to go 'to Radio Station KWNO and that would have to put on her robe p. for Hotel Winona. 8 p. Centennial queen contest at armory. 8 p. game at Athletic park rink, Winona Bolands vs. St. Thomas college of St. Paul. 9 p. of Snows ball at armory. Music by Henry Bur- ton's orchestra. Winona Snow queen to reign at ball. Saturday Morning Breakfast for Wisconsin and Centennial queens at Hotel Winona. Arrival of out-of-town parade units. Luncheon for Wisconsin and Centennial queens at Hotel Winona. Afternoon Arrival of more out-of-town parade units. Arrival of St. Paul Winter Carnival king and queen. Arrival of Brainerd and Little Falls snow queens and delegations. Skiing and tobogganing at Silver Slopes Ski lodge. p. parade. Elding and tobogganing at Oliver Slopes Ski lodge. 4 p. of snow modeling contest. 6 p. at Winona Athletic club for out-of-town march- ing units and Winona Activity Group members. 7 p. at Oaks club for visiting dignitaries and out-of- town queens. Music by Little Falls quartet. Good Weather Promised Winona Winter Carnival Freight Through Germany To Eastern Europe Banned Stalin Talks With Truman Held Unlikely Russians Still Have Means of Ending Berlin Row By John M. Hightower next move In the Moscow-Washington debate over how to end the cold war is now clearly up to the Kremlin, diplomatic authorities agreed today. Two possible major lines of Soviet counter action were foreseen here: 1. A new blast at the United States for rejecting Premier Stalin's so-called "peace" movement of last Sunday. This might be coupled with the familiar Russian argument that while Moscow seeks an improve- ment In East-West relations the United States is- maneuvering to- ward war. 2. Some specific proposal for a settlement of one or more outstand- ing issues along the lines laid down by President Truman and Secretary of State Acheson. Together these two American leaders have slammed shut the door on any kind of direct meeting be- tween Mr. Truman and Premier Stalin for the purpose of making a "pact of peace" or trying to settle between themselves issues Involving other countries which mean all the real issues included in the East- West conflict. In The Midst Of A Swirling snowstorm WACs put on skis and snowshoes as they prepare for a hike on the slopes of Mount .Wash- ington, N. H., where they are testing new nylon and spun glass Arctic clothing. The ten young women live in tents ai the back- ground. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Opposition Crushed At Trial his secretary of state have left the way open for the Russians, If they want to end such struggles as that over Berlin, to come forward with proposals for action through estab- lished diplomatic channels. At his news conference yesterday By The Associated Press The Hungarian government closed In Inexorably today on Josef Cardi- nal Mindszenty, one of its last real opponents. The world outside the iron curtain looked on with fascin- ation and the skepticism it reserves, for those strange trials which oc- icur Today, the cardinal stood up be- fore his five judges in Budapest and recanted a letter he wrote be- fore his arrest last Christmas time In which he said that If ever he admitted his guilt to government charges against him It should be Mr. Truman declared that the ,.-rt to "weakness of the United States would not go outside to weakness ol me the framework of the United Nft- Ilfisn- the generalissimo in, say, Stock- holm. Immediately the intelligence of- radio station she again put away her robe and crown and with her attendants went to her royal suite provided at the Hotel Winona. To- day she forgot she was Snow Queen and bowled excitedly. De Paul Graduate Queen Muriel Morris is 19, weighs 124 pounds and is five feet five inches in height. She is a graduate of De Paul university, Chicago, and is enrolled at the Winona Sec- retarial school. She is employed at the Edwin A. Brown Drug Com- pany and was sponsored by the R. J. Haefner Studio. She is the daugh- ter of Mrs. Harriet Morris, Valley View, Tfrinona route three. In spite of a full schedule the new queen has time for sports such as bowling and skating, is an avid reader of current books and mag- azines and follows with eager inter- est all entertainment on both stage and screen. The new queen looks lite the type of girl the advertisers select to show playing tennis, swimming or engaged in outdoor weekend sports of some kind. She sums her litical adviser to General Clay, and its substance was cabled back to Washington. After conferring with Murphy, the American suggested to Malinin that he have a talk with Murphy. The Russian agreed, and repeated very much what he had said before. THIS EPISODE WAS the subject of discussion on the highest levels In Washington. Malinin's sugges- tions were entirely unofficial. There can be no reasonable doubt that Malinin was in fact instructed by Moscow to say what he said. But, It was pointed out at the time, the Soviet union had -an ambassador In Washington, and if the Russians (Continued on Page 6, Column 5.) There's nothing but good weather ahead for this Winter Carnival weekend. At least that's the way the Weather bureau sees it today. Tonight it will be just a little chilly, but that should be the end ol s. brief one-day siege of sub-zero weather. The outlook for the weekend: Tonight Hockey the cold side by the third period; the mercury will be dipping down to near zero, Queen of Snows of heat; hot rhythms by Henry Burton. Saturday Afternoon The Parade at be about 24 degrees then, so you won't have to feel sorry for the scantily-clad drum majorettes and you'll be reasonably com- fortable. Skiing at Silver falling: down. Saturday Evening Indoor events Ten to 12 above outside. Sunday Afternoon About like Saturday (subject to The Carnival committee, plagued in recent years with unfavorable ule of regular transcontinental pas- weather, could cross its ringers and 92-Ton Navy Plane Hops U. S, With 90 Aboard By James J. Strebig, Associated Press Aviation Reporter huge Navy transport Constitution buckled down to routine research work today after lofting a, record passenger load! across the continent in one easy tions to enter Into talks with Russia or other powers on the world situa- tion. At the State department this mark was Interpreted to mean not only such U. N. agencies as the security council and general assem- bly. It also would Include other related agencies such as the council of foreign ministers whose responsi- bility for handling the problems growing out of World War II Is indirectly recognized in the United Nations charter. Mr. Truman also declared that Jump. The giant plane the Navy's largest flew nonstop from Mof- fett Field, near San Francisco, to Washington in nine hours, 35 min- utes yesterday with 72 passengers and 18 crewmen aboard. Average speed: 268 miles an hour. The flight most of it above feet launched the pinch- waisted, double-deck Lockheed plane on a six-month "evaluation" sched- senger operations. jhope that no sudden blast of cold or The plane is the largest transportjwarm air would come to upset the In service anywhere. It can carry forecast of ideal weather. ALSOPS llkes and dislikes up briefly with: "I love to live." Miss Redmann was sponsored by jthe Williams Book and Stationery 'Company and Miss Zientek by Bailey It was quite an evening for both queens and spectators in the audi- torium of the Kenior High school Thursday night. Before the formal presentation of the contestants a children's baton-twirling contest gave spectators a pleasant and thrilling glimpse of talent In this field of entertainment. Winners In the contest were: in age group of 15 years, Norma Jean Marsolek, Independence, first; Mar- lene Gesell, 456 East Howard street, second; Merry Cady, Lewiston, third; in the group 12 to 14, Shirley Slaggie, 368 Lafayette street, first; Gloria Ronnenberg, 874 West Wa- (Continued on Page 3, Column of physicists at the Unl- 168 passengers if it uses both decks. Its four engines gulp 120 gallons of fuel an hour while cruising. Of the 92 tons it lifted into the air at Moffett Field, 21 gasoline. It still had gallons when it landed here at National airport last night. Seven Missing In Navy Plane Inyokern, Calif. Five ci- vilian scientists and two crewmen are still missing In a Navy plane feared to have crashed after its take-off early yesterday. The Beechcraft plane left the Navy ordnance testing station here, at a. m. (P.S.T.) yesterday for the Alameda, Calif., naval air sta- tion. The scientists, all of whom had been working at the testing station, were believed en route to a con- In 1948 it was too cold for the parade and the ice show; in 1947 the above freezing temperatures were fine for the parade, fatal for the ice show. Russia Returns British Battleship Rosyth, Brit- ish battleship Royal Sovereign came home today, after five years under the flag of the Russian navy. A day overdue on her trip from Murmansk, the ship was welcomed by the British destroyer Nepal, which had returned to port alone from a scheduled rendezvous yesterday in the Firth of Forth. I QUEEN Iversity of California in Berkeley. Faribault to Vote On School Bonds Faribanlt, Minn. Residents of the Faribault school district will vote at a specal election Feb- ruary 15 on a bond issue. The would be used to erect a building, including lockers, shower rooms and coaches' offices, at the athletic field in the park. Stalin's Sunday statements had been completely and fairly answered by Achesoa after consultation with the President. Acheson took the position In a news conference statement Wednes- day that the United States and Russia were already committed to avoid war or the threat of force In their relations with each other or other nations. He said the commit- ment is in the United Nations char- ter and Implied that any new pact (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) STALIN Yesterday, he entered a plea of "partly guilty" to charges of trea- son, espionage and black market dealings, with a specific reserva- tion that he did not plot to over- throw the government. His letter, disavowing guilty pleas beforehand, has been dinned into Hungary by the Voice of America. The presiding Judge told Cardinal Mindszenty the contents of the let- ter "hurt" the court. In Chicago, Samuel Cardinal Stritch designated Sunday as "Mindszenty day." He asked all priests in his archdiocese to set aside the day for prayer for the Hunga- rian religious leader's "liberation." The British foreign office protest- ed to Hungary against the govern- ment's refusal to admit official British observers to the trial. The note cited the "strong feeling which the arrest of the Cardinal has caused in the United Kingdom" and warned Hungary that her attitude would do little to help this senti- ment. A government official in Buda- pest said no embassy or other for- eign mission in Budapest received Cardinal Mindszenty tickets for observers at the trial, not even the Soviet embassy. Even the demise of Hungary's op- position Catholic party was linked ;o the Mindszenty case. The party's leader, Istovan Ba- rankovlcs, who fled his country, said in Vienna yesterday the com- munists tried to get him to tie the end of the party with the Mind- szenty treason trial. The sudden death of the party apparently ended the last vestige of organized political opposition in Hungary. Visit to Russia Would Cure U. S. Reds, Escaped Fliers Say Westover Airforce Base, Man. Two Russian air force officers who escaped from the Soviet union by plane landed here to reach America. They took off for America Wednesday noon from Rhein- main, Germany, airfield in a Navy VR-3 military air trans- port plane and landed at West- over at 1 a. m. (Central Stan- dard They had a message for American communists. Speaking through an Inter- preter, the fliers, Peter Pirogov and Anatole Barsov, said: "Instead of making all their noise they should volunteer to go to Russia for one month. They would be glad to return here and resign from the Com- munist party." They expressed the belief that Premier Stalin offered to meet President Truman because the cold war "had gotten to a point where it might, become serious. Stalin doesn't want war this soon anyway." Soviet authorities, they added, believe that any Russian who thinks well of America is "morally unstable." Asked if they were pleased to be In America, both exclaimed, "Da, in their native tongue, before the interpreter could speak for them. They said they had planned their escape for a year after hearing "pleasant things" about Americans from Russian offi- cers who had contact with U. S. soldiers during the war. The thing that finally spurred them to fly out of Russia was news of the escape of Madame Kasenklna from Soviet author- Two Russian Air Force junior lieutenants. Peter Pirogov, 28, center, and Anatole Barsov, 31, right, who escaped from Soviet Union by plane, talk with an interpreter. Lieutenant Leonard Weig- ner, at Westover Air Force Base, Mass. (AJP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Ity in New York. They explain- ed that thrilled them. They said their 'flight for liberty began at Kolombia air- base In the West Ukraine and ended in Austria. They had flight maps lead- Ing them only as far as Mu- nich, but with Pirogov piloting and Barsov navigating they managed to make Austria. A sergeant, who accompanied them but was not in on the plot, returned to .Soviet custody. They expect to leave today for Washington where, they said, they have been Invited to visit State department officials. The visa they obtained in Germany grants them a year's visit in this country. Their trip to this country was sponsored by U. S. military au- thorities. U.S., Britain Agree Jointly Upon Embargo All Rail, Road Shipments Will Be Affected Berlin Britain and the United States clamped an embargo today on all freight traffic passing through their zones of Germany from European countries to the Soviet 2one, effective Sunday. The embargo affects all rail and road shipments which heretofore have traveled across the bizone in- to the Soviet zone from countries like Belgium, France, Switzerland. The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Denmark. According to the official an- nouncement it was ordered because of restrictions placed by the Rus- sians on travel. Up to now, although Britain and the United States have closed their borders to the Soviet goods from western Germany, they have al- lowed shipments from neighbor- ing countries to pass. The move was another effort of the west to tighten the economic squeeze on the Soviet zone In re- tallatlon for the blockade on Ber- lin. Officials said the effect on traf- flce would be "considerable." They declined to elaborate. The text of the announcement: As a consequence of the restric- tions Imposed upon traffic through the Soviet zone of occupation, it has become necessary for the mili- tary governors of the United and United Kingdom zones of oc- cupation to limit highway txaffio transiting their zones of occupa- tion en route to or from the Soviet zone or countries Effective hours p. a. C.S.T.) February 6 the acceptance at zonal or International boundaries of all highway freight, carrying vehicles to, from or through the Soviet zone of Germany will be dis- continued. Passenger carrying vehicles con- taining no goods other thgn the personal effects of the passengers will not be affected. Socialite Hires Apartment Guards To Bar Husband New York A former Phila- delphia socialite has barricaded her AVish Manhattan apartment with armed guards for 11 weeks to pre- vent her husband from recapturing it, one of the guards said today. Mrs. Edith Maria Reuss Lord, 41, IB socialite, could -not be reached 'it one of the detectives on guard told a reporter: "Of course, it's barricaded. I'm one of those doing the barricading." The Daily News, in a copyrighted story, said "The battle of the flat" was disclosed In sealed papers filed by Mrs. Lord in a separation suit against Robert P. Lord, 45-year-old attorney and manufacturer. Mrs. Lord, the newspaper said, 'recaptured" the apartment by force ast November after she, herself, had jecn barred from it for two Since then she has lived there amid bristling guns and burly bodyguards ;o foil possible counterattacks, the News continued. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Fair and continued cold tonight; low In the city near zero, to In the country. Saturday Increasing cloud- iness; warmer In the afternoon with a high of 24. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 26; minimum, noon, 6; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at EXTENDED FORECASTS Minnesota and Wisconsin: Tem- peratures will average six to ten legrees below normal north three to six degrees below normal south. Slight warming colder Sunday and Monday, warm-' er about Wednesday. Precipitation" one tenth to one fourth inch oc-> curing as snow late Saturday and Sunday and again Tuesday Wednesday. Normal maximum 20, north to 37 south, normal 1 north to 18 south. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Prec. Chicago............33 Denver............ 32 Des Moines ........25 Duluth 15 Int. Falls 6 Sansas City .......36 Los Angeles........54 Miami V6 Mpls.-St. Paul .....15 New Orleans ......68 Seattle............ 37 Phoenix............58 Washington 45 a Winnipeg 17 1 5 4 -22 20 35 73 -12 61 31 36 37 .-24 .02, .05, yf
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