Winona Republican Herald, August 17, 1949

Winona Republican Herald

August 17, 1949

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1949, Winona, Minnesota Winona's Fall Dollar Day Tomorrow LITTLE COOLER FAIR THURSDAY, VOLUME 49, NO. 154 VELVET VOICE OF RADIO WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 17 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES The Alsops High Price Of DoinS Nothing By Stewart Alsop American of- ficials are now talking seriously of the time when the United States will be forced by the pressure of circumstances to offer the British something like common citizenship least a common currency and a free exchange of population. The parallel is Church- ill's desperate eleventh-hour ges- ture to the French in 1940. That intelligent and Informed men can talk seriously of such an offer being made is in Itself a measure of the meaning to the United States of the British cris- is. For an Anglo-American union is not, obviously, practical politics. It is even less practical politics in England, which already fears being transformed into a "forty- ninth than in the United States. It is probably not even practical economics. It Is true that such a union would open up the vast con- tinental market of the United States to England, and the great sterling area market to the United States. But most pecially British economists believe that in the free competition that would ensue, the gigantic Ameri- can economy would soon strangle the weaker British economy. Yet the offer may some day be! made, as it was made by Churchill in 1940, in sheer desperation, when it is already too late. If this is not to happen, some new and bold approach, which is both practical politics and practical economics, must be found to deal with the economic sickness which is weak- ening and splintering the Western world. A plan which is at least new and bold is being widely discussed here by wise and powerful men. This plan is worth describing, if only because the ideas on which it is based are obviously influenc- ing the thinking of the men, in- cluding Chancellor of the Exche-: quer Sir Stafford Cripps, who are trying to grapple with Britain's desperate crisis. This plan is designed to deal with the two factors which are seizing up the machinery of world trade. One factor is simply that; you can buy more for dollars then you can for pounds or for any "soft" currency. This creates a sincrle-minded worldwide thirst for dollars. is the second thirst is accentuated U.S. 61R WBJm _ k i I. Sen. McCarthy Asks Maragon Perjury Charge Milwaukee Man Relates Paying Fee Nationalists Rush Re f to Foochow By Spencer Moosa Canto Nationalist spokesman said tonight strong naval forces had been sent up the Min river to the relief of communist be- sieged Foochow. The spokesman said the coastal city still was in Nationalist hands. radio contact with Foo- chow has been out here for many mf? i, Otis Barton, After His Descent feet into the depths of the Pacific, is shown examining the head- light of his benthoscope. A power failure caused the light to go out at feet. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) I Seen Deep Sea by Barton Smuggler's Cove, An "unbelievable feet under the sea and filled with weird and wondrous crea- tures, has got its first glimpse of man. The strange, luminous forms of marine life which inhabit the depths of the ocean yesterday saw a white sphere suddenly lower itself into their midst. Inside the sphere was a crea- ture they had never aeen be- man. Armies of spiraling shrimp hurled themselves in a barrage against a window in the sphere through which the man was in- tently peering. Their attack was in vain. They only splattered against the window. Murder Charges Against Driver In Mitchell Death Atlanta Murder charges umsu ia in-i-ciiiuoncu have been placed against the taxi by the fact that the scift currency driver who fatally injured Margaret ...___i_______J__nnnlnlto It JT] nl 1 _ f Q Tltl-ll 1 C economies, and especially the ster- ling area, have too little in re- serve. Because there is so little (Continued on Page 4, Column 5.) Mitchell, world-famous author of "Gone With the Wind." Miss Mitchell, whose novel of Civil war and reconstruction days ALSOPS Line Faces Equipment Crisis I outsold, everything in print except 'the Bible, died yesterday in Grady (Memorial hospital. j Death came five days after she was struck down by a speeding auto- mobile on her beloved Peachtree street, which her novel helped make famous. She died in an operating room as physicians prepared for emergency surgery to try to save her I life "f Lines may force a quick congression- al decision on whether the barge line shall be continued or aban- doned, Senator Myers (D.-Pa.) said Tuesday. Myers heads a Senate 'commerce subcommittee considering legisla- tion to authorize an additional in capital stock for the morrow. Hugh D. Gravitt, the 28-year-old driver of the car which hit Miss Mitchell, is being held without bond on a charge of murder. Atlanta Po- lice Chief Herbert Jenkins said the case will go to a grand jury Friday if that body is ready to receive it, Gravitt listed on police records for 3-Week-Old Child Walks Murray, Utah (JP) She's quite a little toddler, the three- week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. La Verl Benson. She's already walking. And she doesn't even nave a name yet. Born July 22, the young lady surprised her mother about a week ago. "I was giving her a bath and had turned her over on her stomach to wash her Mrs. Benson reports. "Resting against my left hand she raised herself on her feet and pro- ceeded to take several steps ta the bathinct." Sirs. Benson says her doctor has cautioned her not to let the child walk too much. Increase Seen In Construction Washington forecast of liiVILL, Ull icuuiua AWI. WaSninKlOn ----UT'---" in capita, M Jous traffic vioiations, moderate increases in con- Inland Waterways Corporation, the and drivjng hls own car struction work ln the near future federal agency which operates the when he stnlck Miss MitcheU> Un_ came {rom the Federal Reserve barge lines. Myers called a subcommittee meet- ing 'today to consider the bill but, lie told reporters, there was no ac- tion because of new information received that barges are deteriorat- ing to the extent that cargoes can- not be insured. E. R. Jelsma, a committee aide, said the committee had hoped to postpone a decision on the line's fate for a year pending completion of an overall study of the country's transportation facilities. However, Myers said, since a pend- when he struck Miss Mitchell. til the author's death, he had been free in bond on a charge of suspicion of manslaughter. In private life, Miss Mitchell was board today. Because construction is one of the main bulwarks of business ac- and employment, this fum- All f i 4..U..V.U LlVIUV CmUlUjIllCtll'f W-l-lO the wife of John R. Marsh, an ad-jished some backing for-a predic- vertising executive. Her age, by'Secretary of Labor Tobin she withheld even from "Who's] that empi0yment will go up by was listed on hospital thg rest of year. Tob- ftt.A1 ____._il__ ...._ JIn44 0-f as 43. Messages of sympathy poured-----. the Marsh apartment from through- out the world. Clark Gable from Hollywood and Vivien Leigh from London expressed ev ing appropriation bil, would .allow starred as vcrslon of with the delay seems impossible. "It looks as if we'll have to de- cide one way or the other he added. Myers has been advised by Cap- tain A. C. Ingersoll, head of the corporation, that unless substantial replacement of equipment is imme- diately begun, within the next two years the entire fleet of barges may have to be withdrawn from the transportation of insured cargoes and the service stopped. Seven towboats owned by the Federal Barge Lines ply the Up- per Mississippi. All of the other towboats are privately owned. The FCL boats which frequently pass Winona' are the Baton Rouge, Helena, Huck Finn, Kansas City, Memphis, Tom Sawyer and Vicks- burg. Flags in downtown Atlanta and at' the state capital were ordered at after the funeral. made the prediction at House yesterday. The reserve board, in a publica tion, noted contract construction was providing jobs for more than workers at mid-year. Even while activity declined sub- stantially at the nation's factories and mines in the spring and early summer, the board report showed construction was scoring a more than seasonal rise from winter levels. U.S. Drinking Up, W.C.T.U. Asserts Philadelphia Women alcoholics and habitual drunk- ards in the United States have increased to an all-time high of an officer of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union said today. Mary B. Ervin, vice-president at large of the W.C.T.U., told the organization's executive committee the current increase in women drint victims is at the rate Of a year. WEATHE FEDERAL FORECAS For Winona and vicinity: and a little cooler tonight; low Thursday fair and pleasant; nigh 84. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 92; minimum 67; noon 83; precipitation, sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at (Additional Weather on Page 10.) The man was Otis Barton, marine explorer, who in his new diving bell, the bentho- scope, set a new deep sea div- ing record yesterday. He de- scended to feet, bettering his own record Of feet, achieved in 1934 off Bermuda with Naturalist William Bee- be. The explorer took moving pic- tures of what he saw as far down as feet. Barton telephoned his obser- vations to an assistant on the barge from which the bentho- scope was being lowered by cable. At 460 feet he said: "There are a lot of lantern fish pass- ing by now. They're big fel- lows and they're jumping all over. Now the fireworks are really starting. .There's a a creature that looks like a long pipe with a row of lights along it. I don't know what it is. "The tentacles of an octo- pus just dragged by the win- dow, .showering sparks. I can't see him but be must have been a big fellow. .1 just saw an animal with a long tail. I don't know what it is." Only 17 minutes after he started down. Barton said: "There was flashing light go- ing by." At feet: "I see a barrage of luminescent, spi- ral shrimp beating against the window. They seem to splash when they hit A long, thin brilliantly lighted fish went by. It looks like an eel." After passing old record: "This is an unbe- lievable world down here. I wish Dr. Beebe were down here with me. He might know what some of these things (are. I don't recognize them." At feet he said, "there are so many things going by that it kind of makes me diz- zy." At feet the lights illuminating the area outside, his window went out, but Bar- ton dropped on down to feet. Big Jellyfish Seen Then he thelphoned, "there goes a big white jellyfish. I never saw anything like that before. There's a little spot on light with a circle around it .1 am amazed to see so many luminous things at this depth. The water is beautifully, unexpectedly clear, as celar as it was at Bermuda." Barton returned to the sur- face without incident, and an- nounced he would not attempt any further deep dives for some time. Originally' he had plan- ned to descend to feet. twice sent the benthoscope ore than a mile deeep un-' anned in preliminary dives.