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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Snow Tonight, Colder Wednesday VOLUME 49, NO. 231 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 17, 1950 Buy a Winter Carniival Emblem FOURTEEN PAGES TODAY- Realistic Policy Seen Over China By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Wasting-ton The obvious (and known) Intent of Secretary of State Acheson's speech on Asiatic policy was to prepare lor the ultimate recognition of the Chinese com- munist government. Perhaps the best way to approach this thorny Problem Is through an old story. The story is repeated here In cer- tain quarters, where knowledge of our past follies In China does not obstruct a realistic view of the present situation. In brief, Boston's celebrated fe- male transcendentallst, Margaret Fuller, once announced, In a moment of enthusiasm, that she "accepted the universe." Miss Puller's acceptance of the Iverse was subsequently reported, to Thomas Carlyle, who remarked dourly: "Gad, she'd better." THE CHINESE COMMUNIST government is now In full posses- sion of China. Going on our bellies' to Mao Tse-tung will earn us rebuff no doubt, as It has earned the British a rebuff. But pretend- Ing that facts are not facts, and that Mao Tse-tune's government Is not ruling China from Felping, will get us nowhere at all. The obvious- ly sensible thing to do Is to open relations with this established gov- ernment, at the earliest appropri- ate moment, and without any In- dication of approval. When they do not fear to be overheard by Congress, the fore- golng is the analysis of the prob- lem of a majority of the experts. To most realistic observers, the analysis seems completely convinc- ing. And this Is true even of the observers who believe (as these correspendents strongly believe) that Secretary Acheson was talking polite nonsense when he argued, in effect that the communists were always what used to be called "the wave of the future" to China. Recent events, moreover, have Arson Charged in Blair Fire Worst Mississippi Flood Since 1937 By The Associated Preai Imperiled townsfolk sandbagged levees or fled before the rising Wabash and Ohio rivers in southern Indiana and Illinois today. Fur- ther downstream the big Mississippi, fed by all the swollen tributaries, prepared for the biggest flood fight in 13 years. The historic fortress city of Vincennes, Ind., expects a Wabash river crest of or 29 feet Friday. But Army engineers say they may save the city from, the floodwaters. They say they have the manpower and equipment to hold out the river if it doesn't go above 30 feet. Vol- unteers even bolster the-concrete floodwall with H. J. Allen, Former Kansas Senator, Dead vastly strengthened the practical arguments for opening relations with the Chinese communist gov- ernment. Behind Acheson's hints about Tito-ism in China, there Is solid Intelligence which the secre- tary did not disclose. ON THE ONE HAND, it is prob- able that Mao Tse-tung's visit to Moscow constitutes one of the great dramas in the whole history of the Communist party. The Chi- nese have a much more specific complaint against the Russians than Acheson indicated. At the close of the war. Moscow Bought to gain sure control of Man- churia, by sending out Mao Tse- tung's old and bitter enemy, Ll-san, to direct affairs there- Henry J. Allen Wichita, Kan., Henry J. Li LI Ll-san, who had been hi refuge from Mao Tse tung in Moscow since the '30's, for a time was a sort of viceroy of Manchuria. But with Chinese smoothness, LI LI- has now been replaced by an- vlceroy loyal to Mao Tse- Allen, 88, former United States sen- ator and former governor of Kan- sas, died shortly after 6 a.m. to- day at his apartment here. He had been 111 lor several weeks and critically ill the last ten days. A newspaper editor and publish- er in Kansas for half a century, he was chairman of the board of the Wichita Beacon at the time of his death. Political Fighter rough and ready political fighter, who held high offices but briefly yet managed to make last- ing Impressions in them, was Henry Justin Allen of Kansas. He was in the United States Senate less than two years, yet the debates in which he took part de- veloped into exchanges that other tung. sandbags. But on the Illinois shore of the Ohio, and along the Wabash and forced from their little Wabash rivers, more fam- ilies were homes. Hundreds are homeless in Illi- nois, Indiana and Arkansas. About more may become homeless on short notice in sourtheastern Missouri, where engineers may have to let the Mississippi river flow over the Birds Point-New Ma- drid floodwall. Snow in California Elsewhere in the nation, rain and snow plagued northern Calif- ornia and the downpour Is expect- ed to reach as far south as the San Joaquin valley of central Cal- ifornia. Intermittent snows contin- ued In the snow-blanketed Pacific northwest. Colder weather swept Michigan Gets 28-Inch Snowfall Honghton, Mich. The Houghton area of northern Michigan has been smothered under 38 Inches of fresh snow- fall since Sunday. Blixzard condition! let up late Monday, but more snow was forecast for Tuesday. Schools were closed Monday in Honghton, Ontonagon, and Baraga counties bnt were opened again today. into parts of the southland. Below zero cold still held northern border states In its grip. Vincennes was putting up a stiff] fight against .the river, which was inches bleow the 19-foot floodwall. If the river should spill over, large residential sections would be af- fected first. The river crested last night further upstream at Terre Haute, but the crest was moving southward toward Vincennes. The Ohio River continued a steady rise in southern Illinois. More rain is expected tomorrow in the Ohio valley. At Roslclare, HI., water covered front street and business houses closed or their tered many of the traditions of that stooks were moved to higher ground. About 250 of the resl- body. His terms as governor of Kansas Despite this, the Russians'were marked by drastic legislation ,___-__, _nln t-i AV. dents were homeless. Old Shawneetown, HI., was iso- have continued the system of tak-jincludlng the industrials Truct) boat and automobile Ing all Manchuria's grain of that state, a subject. whichjreiays took food and maU tato the tlon, in return for machinery which Is never delivered. At Moscow, the kremlin is re ported tung for satellite status, on the Polish or Romanian model. Mao Tse-tung, turn. kept organized labor In a fighting town.' mood for more than a decade. Mr. Allen was a Y.M.C.A. sec- oscow, tne Memnn is re- prance Jn War I to be pressing Mao Tse- d stlrred country with to.ev f Charlies of wanton waste of life in In the Carml, HI., area, the Red Cross used trucks, boats and men evacuate residents of Maunle, m, Concord and New Ha- all on the Wabash or Lit- for return of the industrial booty stolen by the Russians from Man- churla' for re-establishment of ChLse control of the chief churian cities, and for permission nouncements of the lists. to direct China's affairs as local necessities dictate. The divergence is very wide. FURTHERMORE, although thej Soviets are in military control of Manchuria, the Chinese Commu- nist party still retains military jtowns refused to leave their censors by writing to parents Residents who have been____..... soldiers who had been killed are jiyjug in private'morning session today. Assault Action For Goes to Jury Albert Storrer Claims Tussle In Self Defense By Gordon Holte Albert E. Storrer protested in district court this morning that h pread fires; that combustible ma- terial snail be safely stored. All fire exits and escapes shall be kept in such condition that they may be safely used on an Instant's notice. Fire fighting equipment shall be ready all the time. Hoses and ex- loguishers shall be kept in con- On Side Street Located on a side half a block from Blair's main structure was not con- nected with any other ;actor which aided in stopping the lire's spread. Galster is married, but a divorce action J3 pending in court now. His mother at Taylor had been caring for his three children. About half an hour before the fire was discovered by Jerome Mattison, Blair businessman, Galster had driv- en to to fix the stove. He had then returned to his nome at Taylor, according to re- Spring Valley each inspection shall be clearly shown on tags. During the winter season Water mains shall ba checked each week. Patients shall not be permitted to smoke In bed or In parts of buildings which are not fireproof. Fireproof sections shall be provi- ded for patients to the habit of smoking. Patients in nonfireproof buildings shall not be permitted to have matches. A system shall be set up in each institution so that all times of day and night an employe is on duty in nonfireproof buildings that house patients. In any buildings that house pa- tients where bars still exist on the windows, special attention shall be given to exits and instant methods of removing the patients when fire takes place. The governor wrote Jackson that the state legislature provided mon- ey for the various fire protection needs emphasizing that "These afternoon and night. Low tonight Sprinj Valley, Minn. An explosion blew out the front of Juan Transportation Company of- fice building near here today, tcuch- ng off a fire that destroyed the structure. One man was Injured. The blast was believed caused from fluid which was being used to clean the floor. Wallace Ludwig. company mechanic, suffered severe bums on his hands and arms. 3e was taken to St. Mary's hospital in Rochester. New truck ties and oii stored in the building caught fire with the explosion. No estimate of damage was available. The building is located about two miles east of Spring Valley on high- way 16. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and' vicinity Cloudy with early ly cloudy and colder Wednesday projects shall have top priority and shall be completed as soon as highest _ Wednesday 18, possible." The governor said he is aware that his suggestions are routine hours ending at 12 m. today: practice in" state institutions that "These but stressed must be strengthened strengthened at all times." light snow Wednesday, tonight, ending becoming part- five in the city, near zero in the LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 Maximum, 23: minimum, o; practices noon, 23; precipitation, none; sun and re- sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at   

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