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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              SUPPORT YOUR Y.M.CA. WEATHER Light Snow VOLUME Eddie, Smith Nominated for Mayor Court Term Lasts 13 Minutes Victorious In The Race for nomination as alderman at large were Joseph E. Krier, left, and Hal'ile R. Fort, who eliminated Daniel J. Gostomski in the three-man contest. Fresh Blizzards Reblock Roads in Wyoming, Idaho By The Associated Press Fresh ground blizzards put a virtual halt to road travel over storm-battered southern Wyoming and Southern Idaho today as flood dangers mounted higher in the blizzard-stricken areas of Nebraska. Winds diminished and temperatures moderated over the north- ern plains states, giving new hope to relief workers that digging operations will not be further hampered. In Washington, fresh falls of snow blocked Snoqualmle and Blewett passes In the Cascade mountains and cross-state motor travel was halted. Snoqualmle pass, ttie state's major east-west highway, had been open only two days when a new buzzard blocked It yeste7o5yrTraTKs moved with difficulty across the Cascades. More Snow Forecast A blizzard which swept over Boise, Idaho, was the heaviest local storm In 17 years, the Weather bu- reau said. Six Inches of snow fell In seven hours last night. Snow was forecast for northwestern Utah. No The Alsops Britain Ties Future to America By Joseph AIsop London One of Ernest Bevln's favorite complaints Is that Britain's postwar economic weakness has prevented him from doing "a proper Job" as foreign minister. Behind his ruminative grumbling portant fact. tempting to her habitual im- three while at- play part great power, Britain has really lacked the means that has to sustain position. It been the old and very human story of fallen fortunes concealed behind a bold front. The bold front has failed, how- ever, to deceive the planners and policy makers in the Kremlin and I Maine. heavy snow was reported in the Wyoming storm belt but ground blizzards strong winds swirling the huge piles of snow aver newly- cleared roads and rail tinued. Dust storms and dust drifts were reported at Scottsbluff, Neb., across the Wyoming line. Visibility at times was reduced to a few yards. There were only a few scattered reports of sub-zero temperatures In the storm belt today in the high points in Utah and Nevada. These ncluded Roosevelt, Utah, and Ely, Nev., The only other be- low-zero area was in northern other capitals. Britain's Inner weak- ness has been a central element In all calculations of the world balance of power. Many prophets have fore- cast that this weakness could never be overcome. Thus the superb Bri- tish recovery of the last year, with Its promise that with any luck the British people will be standing en- tirely on Jieir own feet by 1952, is (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Fair and not so cold tonight; low 14. Wed- nesday increasing cloudiness with some light snow in the late after- noon or early night; high 34. LOCAL WEATHER Nebraska, which has been fight- Ing snow storms for more than six weeks, had flood worries. New falls of snow in the southeastern section of the state increased flood dangers. But the most serious danger, the Judge Clears Calendar in Record Time Earth Admitted To Practice in Federal Courts The winter term of tfnited States district court lasted Just 13 min- utes this ol the shortest sessions recalled by local court attaches. Seven cases, Including two crimi- nal actions, were disposed ol during the short-lived session In the Fed- eral building at which Judge Den- nis F. Donovan of Duluth presided. Before Judge Donovan called lor a reading of the winter calendar, E. D. Libera appeared to present a motion for the admission of a fel- low-Wlnona attorney, Norman A. Barth, to practice in the federal courts of Minnesota. After reading a listing of Mr. Earth's qualifica- tions, Judge Donovan granted the motion. Injury Suit The only appearance made In court this morning was by George H. Henke, St. Paul attorney, who represented the Chicago and North Western railway, the defendant In a personal injury suit brought by Kenneth Henke H. Thomas, St. Paul, explained that the case had been continued from previous court terms, that the attorney orig- inally retained by Thomas was dead and that the plaintiff had not se- cured the services of another at- torney. The railway's counsel also cited an allegation by railroad settlement of the defendant that already had made claims for damages pressed by Thomas. He asked for dismissal of the'suit involving 000 sought by Thomas for Injuries allegedly suffered as a passenger on one of the company's trains. Future Action Judge Donovan ruled that the ac- tion be "dismissed without preju- dice." In other words, Thomas is not blocked from any future at- tempt to press suit In.the matter should he wish to reopen the case. Two other civil had been slated for Jury been transferred for trial In Minneapolis March 1. In the two suits, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hildreth of Duluth seek dam- ages totaling more than for personal Injuries suffered when then- automobile collided with a Northern Liquid Gas Company truck near Tofte, Minn., September 13, 1947. The liquid gas company Is the defendant in both actions which 2nd Mr. Hildreth suing for .79 and Mrs. Hildreth seeking Army Denies MacArthur More Men Washington The Army has turned down a request by General Douglas MacArthur for more troops. Secretary of the Army Royal! said today the supreme Allied commander In Japan had been told It would be "impractical" to send him any more. Royall made the statement to reporters on returning from an inspection trip to Japan where he conferred with MacArthur. At the time of Royall's visit there, dispatches from Tokyo said MacArthur had submitted a secret report on the American military situation in Japan. In view of communist victories in China. These dispatches said MacArthur was believed to have asked for more troops and air- planes. Royall was asked about the re- ports. He replied that MacAr- thur previously had expressed hope he could have more troops and brought up the request again. "He was told it would be Impractical to put more troops over Royall said. Royall then was asked whether MacArthur had mentioned re- turning to the United States. "There was no discussion all about his RoyaSI said. "He didn't say anything and I didn't." Royall added that "we don't contemplate any change" either in troop strength or command In Japan. Tha secretary, spent 18 days in the Pacific area, including six days in Japan. There, have been no recent reports on the size of U. S. forces in Europe and Japan. Several months ago the strength was put at about troops in Japan, Okinawa and other islands under MacArthur's com- mand and about in Europe. Sun Fo Offers To Resign As rs 000. Insurance The case In which the Globe In- demnity Company sought to disal- Mel ow insurance payments in the! death of Otto L. Stock, Rochester orchestra leader who was one of two persons killed in an automobile ac- By J. D. W) Premier Sun Fo reportedly offered to resign today. The Shanghai newspaper Hua Wan Pao tad not sald been U. S. Geological survey at Lincoln icident near Chatfield last May, was said, lies in the Elkhorn river basin which stretches Into northeast Ne- braska and through some of the worst of the blizzard-stricken areas. Flood Fears Mount The survey said in the Missouri basin as a whole only a very gradual dismissed by agreement of both par- ties. The Insurance company was named plaintiff in the action against Mrs. Anna Stock, the special ad- ministratrix of the orchestra lead- er's estate. change from winter to spring could One of the most interesting cases avert serious flood in the areas cov- ered with mountainous snow drifts. In Idaho, V. H. Kimbrough, re- gional Red Cross director, said the Teton river, jammed by ice, caused the evacuation of nine homes at St. Anthony. Heavy rains sent rivers and small streams overflowing in western Official observations for the 24 Kentucky. Highways were covered hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 27; minimum, 0; noon, 27; precipitation, .09 (inch of sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at EXTENDED FORECAST at several sections and 75 .homes and 20 business places In Hopktos- ville were surrounded by floodwa- ters. Meanwhile, in Washington, the Agriculture department reported Minnesota and sheep and cattle died in the peratures will average near normal. Normal maximum 40 south to 23 north. Normal minimum 20 south to two north. Above normal Wednes- day. Colder north Thursday and en- tire district Friday. Precipitation will average north to to south, occurring as snow north and rain or snow south Saturday and Sunday. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min, Free. Chicago 32 20 Denver 33 15 Des Moines 12 10 Duluth 10 8 International Falls.. 11 2 Kansas City 22 20 Los Angeles ........57 33 Miami ............76 72 Minneapolis-St. Paul 13 8 New Orleans....... 79 69 New York .........60 41 Seattle ............40 36 Phoenix ...........58 27 Washington .......61 50 Edmonton .........27 4 Rcgina 19 12 The Pas 3 2 Winnipeg........... 9 5 I blizzards In four western states up to February 1. The department said additional losses are expected in the four states Colorado, Wyo- ming, South Dakota and -Nebraska storms have continued most of February. Shortly after the report was dis- closed, Senator Langer (R.-N. Introduced a bill proposing a fund to be used In reimburs- ing western stockmen. The report listed the loss of cattle and of his case was continued. premier's accepted by Actlng President Li Tsung-Jen. The offer, said the newspaper, fol- lowed mounting demands for nat- ionalist unity to talk peace with the communists. The newspaper hinted that the plowing rift between the Nanking and Canton branches of the Na- tionalist government might result in acceptance of the resignation by LI. on the winter calendar, a civil ac- tion in which the Gold Star Fur Ranch of Owatonna seeks damages totaling from the United States government for losses alleg- edly sustained as a result of Air Forces maneuvers, was continued pending the receipt of an agree- ment which will transfer the case for trial in St. Paul. Fur Fairm Case The fur farm charges that low- flying airplanes frightened silver and mutation fur foxes to such an extent that the animals destroyed 111 new-born fox pups on the ranch. A grand Jury Indictment against Walter Lee Horton, charged with violation of the selective service and training act of 1940, has been dis- missed. Horton had been cited for having failed to keep his Fillmore county draft board In Houston no- iifled as to his whereabouts. Andrew T. Miller, Rochester, un- der indictment for an alleged vio- lation of the national motor vehicle theft act, Is still a fugitive and trial Meanwhile, General Ho Ying-chln, former defense minister, reportedly went to Nanking to take a respon- sible position. (During a 1937 "retirement" of Chiang Kai-shek, Ho and Li form- govern- sheep and lambs. The cattle losses were about two per cent of the number in the four states on January 1 and the sheep deaths a little over five per cent, Livestock Losses Heavy But in Wyoming, Russell Thorp, head of the state's emergency relief .08 .07 .04 _ .03 board, said "the plight of livestock throughout Wyoming Is dally be- .06 coming more desperate." Ground blizzards in the Rawlins, .12 Wyo., section, center of the blizzard .05 area, were worse yesterday than last 'week's wind storms. The Union Pa- railroad's double line tracks were reblocked. Present for this morning's court session were United States Marshal John J. McGowan of St. Paul, Mrs. Mary E. McCrea, Minneapolis, deputy clerk of court, and Everett Nelson, St. Paul, court reporter. U.N. Courier Plane Missing Amman, Trans-Jordan A United Nations plane is missing and presumed lost on a flight from Beirut, Lebanon, to Amman. ment that kept going with the aid of Li's Kwangsi partner In arms, General Pal Chung-hsi, now head man at Hankow, and Sun Fo, who might be out of any such deal today.) Pressure On Ho Li's trip to Shanghai last week, it has been rumored, was in the main to pursuade Ho to take his old Job, which is now called minis- ter of national defense. First re- ports were that Ho refused. If Ho accepts the post, Li's hanc in his peace efforts would be strengthened by Ho's Influence among Nationalist army officers through his Whampoa academy clique connections. Whampoa officers generally fol- low Chiang Kai-shek. Ho has been quietly advocating a negotiated deal with the communists. In Nanking the clamor for the return of nationalist officials from Canton to the capital rose higher. The control first major body to resume operations there adopted a resolution against the continued abuses of liberties of the people by "certain organs." Moving Government Assailed The control Yuan, which, in nor- mal times has the powers of im- U.S. Writer In Russia to Be Deported Anna Strong Arrested on Spying Charges By Eddie Gilmore Moscow The Moscow press announced today that Anna Louise Strong, well-known American au- thor and correspondent, has been arrested on charges of spying and will be deported. Miss Strong, who has been In Russia most of the time since 1921 writing books and articles which reflected a strongly pro-Soviet view- point: is one of the seven American correspondents In Moscow. She was listed as representing the Allied Labor News. The Soviet newspapers disclosed her errest In the following an- nouncement: "The well-known intelligence op- erator, the American woman jour- nalist, A. L., Strong, who got intoj the U.S.S.R. as a consequence of the carelessness of certain foreign relations officials, yesterday was ar- rested by state security organs. "Miss Strong is accused of espion- age and undermining activity against the Soviet union. They re- port that In the next few days she will be sent outside the boundaries of the Soviet union." Few Left The deportation of the 63-year- old writer leaves the following American correspondents In Mos- cow: Eddy Gilmore and Thomas P. Whitney for The Associated Press; Joseph Newman, New York Herald Tribune; Edmund Stevens, Christian Science Monitor, and Andrew Stel- ger, Overseas News agency. A visa for a seventh correspond- ent, Harrison E. Salisbury who will represent the New York Times, was authorized by Soviet authorities about three weeks ago. The Times las not been represented here since the spring of 1947 when Drew Mid dleton left on home leave and was not granted a re-entry permit. Miss Strong, who married a Rus- sian in 1932 but continued to use Gene Johnson photo Successful Candidates For Mayor, celebrating their victory In the city primary election Monday at the American Legion heart fund rally-dance at the Legion Memorial club last night, shake hands and extend congratulations. They are J. Roland Eddie, left, who led the ticket by nearly a thousand votes, and Cy Smith. Both agreed to "slug It out" In the city election, in April and said "May the best man ler maiden name, is the second American correspondent in a year to be charged with spy activities. Robert Magidoff was ordered to eave Russia in April 1948 when Izvestla published a letter from his secretary, Cecelia Nelson of Michi- gan, accusing him of spying. respondent lor rtjsu, xeie- graph and McGraw-Hill Publishing! Company, had received instructions Continued on Page 9, Column 5.) U. S. WRITER Senate Plans Check On U. S. War Pledge By Jack Bell Hickenlooper (R.-Iowa) said today the United States should be "morally committed" to act under the North Atlantic alliance only in cases of unprovoked aggression against a member. Hickenlooper's observation came after Chairman Connally (D.-Texas) of the foreign relations committee and Senator Vanr denberg (R.-Mich.) had -made it plain the Senate won't approve any treaty language which would morally commit this country to go to war. The Connally-Vandenberg state- ment was made in response to ques- tions yesterday by Senator Donnell It generally was regarded on Capitol Hill as Involving a set- back for the State department in its effort to negotiate the proposed! alliance with friendly European na- tions. Confer With Acheson Later the two senators went to the department for a conference with Secretary of State Acheson, lasting nearly two hours. Neither would comment afterwards. "We must reserve the right to de- today cide for ourselves whether there has Blafnik Starts St. Lawrence Seaway Bill By James C. Munn Washington A new pro- posal that Congress authorize con- struction of the St. Lawrence seaway and power project was introduced by Representative Blatnik Krier, Fort e Tax dicts Hike Speaker layburn today "in all probability well have to have" an increase in taxes. He made the statement shortly peachment, censure and auditing, said these organs face universal cries for peace. It did not specify what was meant y "certain organs." a White House conference with President Truman. Raybum told reporters he was making the statement to- deny re- ports that tax legislation has been pushed aside because the House ways and means committee decided to take up social security legisla- tion ahead of taxes. "The President requested that so- cial security be considered ahead of he said. "And nothing was pushed over on him." He said he expected the President himself to make a statement Thurs- day "to try to dispeii this fog" about tax legislation. Fritz Kuhn Trial Recesses Munich, Germany A re- cess until Friday was ordered today In the appeal of Fritz Kuhn, former German-American Bund leader, from a ten-year sentence on con- viction of being a major Nazi. The appeal, before a three-man German court, opened yesterday with Kuhn as his -own chief wit- ness. Kuhn contends that his organiza- tion was not affiliated politically with Hitler's third reich. 3 been actual, unprovoked measure, uniitce one previously Introduced by Representative Kil- 1 against a signatory (R.-N. contains no provi- lowan for the seaway cost to be made "We don't want to enter through imposition agreement in which a member tolls on Neither, Blatnik said, does it con- "jtion can go out and provoke a provisions to cover administra- and expect us to fight for of the development's power "But if we enter the His bill would postpone and there occurs what we question "for further deter- decide Is an actual, unprovoked of aggression against one of Kilburni measure, the friends, then I think we will States' share of the power the moral obligation to take would be taken over by action as Is necessary to meet York state after construction Vandenberg said there could be the federal government. New "automatic commitment" for would reimburse the govern- but he in full for the power construc- War Declaration "Obviously, something is meant a general assertion that we common interest in our mutual Portrait Connally said there are a lot Dead at 92 people "who would favor matically going to war, which Nicholas R. Brewer, mean letting European nations known artist, whose works clare war and letting us portraits of Presidents Connally said he and and Franklin D. Roose- berg have been making it plain died last night at the age of 29. Secretary Acheson that the Brewer had painted portraits of won't approve of "any "sort of of 27 states, including guage in an international Hammond and Johnson ment which would commit us to Minnesota. He also painted por- to war when some other country of Minnesota's first chief jus- Europe might be Congressmen Take At Big, Fast New Washington Congressmen Air generals asked a House turned out today for a look at subcommittee to approve of the biggest and fastest planes In ;he bill authorizing them to spend The show was staged by the for a long Force at the 'request of missiles range, to be built Vinson (D-Ga.) of the House or without the continental services committee, an energetic of the United States." vocate of a 70-group air the same time, a scientist told Planes of the newest design group a guided missile capable flown in from all parts of the carrying a bomb load miles try to nearby Andrews field is within the range of Vinson said congressmen take a look at some of the Muir S. Fairchild, Air gadgets for which they will be vice-chief of staff, said the on to vote taxpayers' money forces will be ready this year test missiles with ranges up to The Air Force indicated miles, but there is no place to that the planes it lined up for them. lawmakers may in another said scientists believe that in be almost as obsolete for war years guided missiles will be re- as the longbow and guns and bombs. Holden, Guenther And Parks, Potratz Win in Ward Races J. Roland Eddie, laundryznan. and Cyril Smith, liquor dealer, will flght it out for mayor of Wlnona at the spring election April 4. Alderman Walter A. Dopke, insuranceman, was eliminated In Monday's dtp-wide primaries. The present alderman, who ran with the slogan, "Continue failed to carry single precinct. In the other city-wide contest, the alderman-at-large race, Joseph E. Krier, realtor, polled nearly as many votes as bis two opponents combined. It was a seesaw race for second place as returns were received with, Hallle R. Fort, grocer, eliminating Daniel' J. Oostomskl, sheet metal worker, by 122 votes when the final unofficial figures were tabulated. William F. Holden, West End drug- gist, ran away with the first ward aldermanlc contest with A. B. ther, labor leader, fInlshing second. Russell Wachs was eliminated. Henry V. Parks, dray line foreman and former alderman, and R. F. Potratr, heating engineer, wre suc- cessful In the second ward contest for the aldermanlc nomination. An- thony Kohler. was eliminated. Nearly half the registered voterf. In the city cast ballots Tuesday, B light vote for even a primary elec- tion. In the mayoralty race, Eddie car- ried the first three wards of the city, with Smith running strong in the fourth ward. The total vote was: Eddie Smith.................... Dopke................... 8S7 In the alderman-at-large race, the city-wide vote was: Fort Gostomsld In the first ward alderman race the total unofficial vote was: Holden Guenther 402 Wachs................... 194 In the second ward alderman contest the vote was: Parks 471 Potratz.................... 361 Kohler 185 Slightly less than 50 per cent of lie voters of the city voted Monday. The number of registered voters and the number casting ballots In Monday's primary by wards was as follows: Ward Reg-. Voted First 936 Fourth Total The vote for mayor by precincts follows: Freclnct Dopke Eddie Smith Ward 85 Ward 75 Ward........... 81 Ward 58 Ward 82 Ward total ........362 Ward 84 Ward 63 Ward Word total ........201 Ward 65 Ward 59 Ward ........S3 Ward total ........147 Ward .......47 Wara .......40 Ward ........39 Ward 276 228 216 236 233 211 162 225 598 208 193 108 510 89 102 81 53 110 120 167 118 132 647 79 50 98 328 92 Ward total ..147 325 279 119 170 169 85 543 City total ..........857 2.822 In the alderman-at-large contest the vote by precincts was: Precinct Fort Krier Ward .........164 64 249 Ward .........140 70 208 Ward .........122 95 225 Ward 89 65 160 Ward .........168 59 218 Ward total ........683 Ward ........112 34 201 Ward ........68 25 Ward .......110 45 239 Ward total .........288 104 624 Ward .........S3 54 217 Ward .........102 55 1S3 -Third Ward 64 70 85 Ward total .........259 179 495 Wart! 40 133 80 Ward ........40 183 88 ward ........40 209 45 Ward IB 95 45 Ward total .........138 620 258 City total 2.43T The detail vote for alderman in lie first ward was as follows: Precinct First Second..............58 Third ..............84 Fourth .............74 Guentber Holden Waehi 50 384 34 120 344 310 292 268 22 41 46 51 Ward total ....402 194 The detail vote in the second ward alderman contest was: Precinct Kohler 'Irst............... 63 Second 47 Third 75 Ward total.....184 Farki 159 136 176 471 FotrmtE m so 145 361   

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