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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1949, Winona, Minnesota SHOWERS TONIGHT, TUESDAY COOLER THERE'S NO STATIC ON KWNO-FM 97.5 MEGACYCLES VOLUME 49, NO. 199 W1NONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 10, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES TODAY- 65-MileW Three Hurt at Wabasha; Roof Blown Off Building Wabasha, Minn. Three yonnp persons were in- jured, one seriously, when the roof was blown off the old Hir- schy opera house on the main business rireet of Wabasha at p. m. today. Knocked down by flying bricks and debris were the two sons of Charles C. McDonald of Reads and Joan Riester. The McDon- ald boys are high school athletes. One was seriously injured about the head and shoulders and the other received a severe scalp wound. Up to 2 p. m. the injuries of the Riester girl, a former Wa- basha beauty queen, had not been determined. The roof was dumped into the street by the strong wind. The building now houses the First State bank. The itfjured were walking on the sidewalk when the roof blew off. Appeasing Russia May Mean War By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington Through no fault of the Air Force, there is an im- portant nrain of truth among the volumes of dusty chaS that are being so angrily blown about the capital by the embattled naval avia- tors. Our defense has not been bal- anced since the war: it is not bal- anced today, and if present plans are followed, it will not be balanced! for a long time to come. j This is so because our civilian leaders have chosen to gamble on the deterrent effect of our strategic aviation and our stockpile of atomic weapons. The joint chiefs of staff have not recommended this gamble, any more than they have approved! Admiral Radford's fantastic proj-1 ect for defending ourselves against a nonnaval power by investing the bulk of our resources in the Navy. The gamble has been chosen as the easiest way out of a dilemma. The dilemma is. of course, wheth- er to meet the challenge of Soviet rearmament, with all the attendant effort and expense; or to avoid the, effort and expense, and not meet the challenge. The gamble on strategic aviation plus an atomic1 stockpile represents an attempt to! escape both of the dilen.jia's ex- tremely uncomfortable horns. By the standards of modern war, it is not only moderately expensive to maintain the necessary groups of B-29's and B-36's and to push for- ward with the atomic energy pro- gram. Yet it can be
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