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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              CLEARING, COOLER VOLUME 49, NO. 70 FM RADIO AT ITS BEST WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 9, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-TWO PAGES ussians Ord er U. 5. Warships Prepared to Quit Tsingfao Fighting Within 17 Miles Of Shanghai Republican-Herald photo Motorists Near Lamoille saw this sight Saturday afternoon on highway 61. These boulders, some almost five feet high, tumbled down the hillside and partially blocked the road until highway workers could clear the slide. This photo was taken looking north. The Alsops Moderate Labor Bill Indicated By Joseph AIsop crowing Constitution Drawn For West Germany By James Devlin Bonn, Germans at last have the constitution for a new west German unarmed and pledged to peace, i war to an area Today it is being rushed to western zone military governors for HIP approval. The 11 west German states' legislatures must ratify it vet. too. over President Truman's troubles with] labor legislation is singularly pre- mature. The President certainly is not going to induce the Congress to bring back the old Wagner act days, as he rather unconvincingly says he desires. But the chances are now excellent that he will get a new labor law severely diluting the Taft-Hartley act, and probably expunging that controversial name from the statute books. His victory Tokyo Vice Admiral Rus- sell s. Berkey, commander of U. S. naval forces in the Far East, said today American ships in Tsingtao, i China, are keeping up steam to pull I out the minute the communists show up He returned here from Tsingtao yesterday. Berkey said the 17. S. naval craft would remain in the harbor until Tsingtao is occupied. As far as it is known, he said, all Americans in the Tsingtao area who desire to leave have been evacuated. The admiral added the Navy Is prepared to take out any of the 30 odd re-j maining Americans who decide to leave at the last moment. All shore stations in Tsingtao have been abandoned by the Navy. The city has been cut off from the rest of China, except by water, since last fall when communist armies began to roll. Red troop movements to Tsingtao's outer defenses were re- ported last Saturday. Communist Army Near Shanghai By Fred Hampson Shanghai Fighting around the 17 will not be total, hopes of victory. but he has good One sign was tfce recent defeat of the Republican-southern Demo- cratic coalition, and the humiliating recommitment of their just-passed Wood bill to the House labor com- mittee. This means there is far more support for moderate labor legislation in the House than most observers had supposed. What is more important still, most observers are also forgetting that the main arena of struggle will be the Senate. There is every reason why the Senate's pref- Despite opposition from states righters, some centrists and the :ommunisks, the German constitu-< Jonal convention approved it 53 to 12, last night. German democracy was on paper, at years to the day after nazi Germany hope- lessly conceded defeat. The constitution leaves the door open for the Russian -zone to join the new free elections take place in Soviet-controlled east Ger- many. The four-power council of foreign ministers will discuss the German question generally in Paris May 23. Free elections might be planned there. However, at present Gentian com- munists say they are proceeding with an "all-German government" In the Russian zone. They have in- sistefl on a united Germany and op- posed a western state. Two Wisconsin Fires Cause Loss By The Associated Press Two separate early morning fires in Wisconsin yesterday caused about worth of damage. In the town of Madison, Dane county, the 90 by 300-foot plant of the Nelson-Peiss Manufacturing Company was leveled. Russell Nel- son, a partner in the woodworking _ firm, estimated the loss at between The _ constitutional convention to The one-story ;ook eight months to draft thejstructure was" one-third destroyed 146-article constitution. and flames were shooting 200-300 erences on labor legislation should.; the U. S., British and French made eventually prevail over those of the I at Washington April 8 when they House. The House labor to the proposed republic, from which House conferees will Thes.e are believed to include con- be drawn, is in majority pro-labor, jtrol over basic relations between in tho Germany and the outside world as well as security against a revival of German militarisms. Each of the three western powers would terminate military govern- ment and appoint a high commis- sioner. Not mentioned in the final docu- feet in the air by the time firemen ment were the reservations which'arrived. No cause was listed for the Thus the House participants in the future conference committee are likely to approve with alacrity any Senate actions favorable to the la- bor groups. And while the extrem- ists will complain, there' is not much doubt that the House as a whole will accept the resulting con- ference report. THIS IS LOOKING far into the future, considering trmt neither House nor Senate has taken final action as yet. But the House out- blaze. Lake' Geneva fire raced through a business block destroying Far to the southwest, communist armies pressed a twin-pronged of- fensive along an irregular 230-mile front. This operation extended from! the seaport of Hangchow on the east to Lake Poyang on the west. At some places the red drive had car- ried 200 miles south of Yangtze. A Shanghai garrison command communique seemed to indicate the fighting closest to Shanghai was on a sma'l scale. Kaiting is on the Shanghai-Nanking highway seven miles north of the railway between the two cities. Red troops thrusting along the rail line were within 35 miles of Shanghai. Inside this largest Asian city, the Nationalist garrison ordered Chinese and foreign business firms and some government agencies to turn over 950 trucks and 300 jeeps for "military purposes." Foreign consulates, including the American and British, were interced- ing to try to keep the garrison from commandeering the foreign vehicles. Many American and British firms were hard hit by the order. Some! were engaged in essential activities. The garrison order told owners to deliver the vehicles with BUI Grant, second from left, and Sheila Cure, who wandered six days in Canadian-tr. s. border wilds after plane crash, talked with unidentified rescuers yesterday near Vancouver, B. C., while eating at logging'camp. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Slain Man's Stupor Being Investigated Fliers Rescued Off Mountain After 6 Days By George Brimmell Vancouver, B. Distributed By Associated and grimy, weary of chocolate bars and mosquitos, Bill Brant and Sheila Cure came home last night days overdue. Dressed in the same light cloth-1 ing they wore when their light fleet canucb aircraft crashed last Mon- day in a driving snowstorm atop Mount Hozomeen, 135 j Western Allied Traffic Starts On Thursday Moscow Radio Reports Bans Into Red Zone Lifted radio said tonight the Russian zone command- er "has issued an order restoring transport, trade and communica- tions services in Berlin." The order, signed by General V. I. Chukov, lifts the blockade at (a. m. Thursday, the broadcast said. The Soviet monitor said reception' from Moscow was poor and it would take sime time to decipher details of the order. The Western Allies will start their traffic moving into the Eastern zone at that moment, British transporta- tion experts announced in Berlin. Under a four-power agreement reached in New York the blockade is being lifted Thursday and a meet- ing: of the four-power council of foreign ministers will be held in Paris May 23 to discuss the future of Germany as a whole. German rail men In both Western and Eastern occupation zones have made their plans. Auto highway traffic will be opened, as far as Bri- tish and American checkpoints at Helmstedt are concerned, at a. m. Thursday. Sale of State Veterans' Bonus Bonds Authorized St. state executive miles east, they told this story: Grant, 30, a Vancouver pilot, and the 28-year old student nurse left spare tires and tools. Failure obey, the order said, would be dealt with by law. Since Shanghai is Mrs. Phillip Conley, 45-year-old Shell Lake, Wis., farm woman, sits with Under Sheriff Floyd Bannister in Spooner, Wis., municipal court today awaiting arraignment on charge of first degree murder. She is charged with beheading her husband with an ax. (A.P. Wire' photo to The Republican-Herald.) Shell Lake, county authorities today sought cause of the stupor in, which Phillip Conley lay when he was hacked Cardston, AZta.. enroute to couver at 8 a.m. Monday. "The said Grant, fine." three business establishments, martial law, offenders could other buildings and two trucks and j be executed. damaging a lumber company. Firej The garrison did not give details Chief Claude Foster set total de-lof the gigantic communist opera- struction at Fifty-six fire- men from Lake Geneva, Lyons and FJkhorn finally checked the flames. Cause of the blaze was laid to defective wiring in the one-story WOUM in Germany. ply Company_ destroyetj by the fire were the Lake Geneva Welding stitution, marks an historic change- look, after recommital of the Wood over to democracy, however. It: bill, is for compromise. And in the Senate, a curious, complex and republic to govern the western zones' hard to disentangle situation inhabitants until a gov- arisen which, despite all its con-j eminent can be formed for all Ger- fusions, also seems to promise I exceedingly moderate labor law. Very briefly, the whole-hog, Tru- man-sponsored Thomas bill, repeal- __ The fundamental law of west Ger-j company; the Blue Sales and Serv- many, as set up by the new con- ice 'company; two empty frame Itf Itllf Inn Inlnt-nni.. F 
                            

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