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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              BARGAINS AWAIT DOLLAR DAY SHOPPERS WEDNESDAY SNOW TONIGHT, COLDER WEDNESDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 305 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY M. V. P.S. Contract Let Republican-Herald "A Lot Of Snow to push commented Val Modjeski, 972 East Broadway, who was oper- ating this street department snowplow. He was clearing the walks this morning around the Hufr street park. At Familiar Corner of Main street and West Broadway, the snow wai cleared early. The plowed-out walk shown above fronts the Central Methodist church. The snow on the stone church build- Ing transformed the scene into a beautiful old world etching this momlnf. Many A Motorist had to sweep off his faithful ear before he could get It rolling today. Parked cars heaped over with snow and looking like igloos on wheels were a common sight. A Nice, Cool Picnic the lemonade, please, you might have said last summer at the picnic area across the lake. But today, there is at least 18 Inches of snow on the wooded hillside. Tables and fireplaces are heavily blanketed, and not even a squirrel was stirring this morning. Winter's Heaviest Snowfall in Area Winona Man Dies of Heart Attack Suffered While Shoveling Snow The Weatherman proved he was no piker today. He sent Winona Lewis, Coal Operators to Talk Wednesday Government Waits Results Before New Crack-Down The snowfall beVn-tarmleky enough-Monday before noon but It corftCed through the day and night. This area had the heaviest snow- fall In the state. The snow meant different things to different people. It was tragic for Otto C. Prey, 79, who became 111 while shoveling snow at his home at 404 East Howard street. He died shortly afterward at a. m. to- day of a heart attack. It was tragic, too, for the Ward Marquardt farm family near No- dine. Fire, probably originating in the chimney, swept the upstairs portion of tnelr frame structure and Inflicted damage estimated Open Road to Fire Nodine firemen found the roads blocked by snow and luckily found a county snowplow at work nearby. The plow cut a quick swath to the flre with the firemen right behind. Led by Chief Arnold Walter, the firemen were able to get the blaze under control before it destroyed the home. The Marquardts and their two sons were having breakfast down- stairs this morning when a neigh- bor. William Trocinski, telephoned to tell them their roof was afire. Out around in the area, the snow- storm meant heavy work for coun- ty and village rood crews. The wind was blowing strong atop the near Lewist-on, and workmen hadj to tackle the drifts main arteries open. Snow Removal At High Speed On City Streets The Winona street department, which has been pushing and haul- ing snow continuously since o'clock last night, hopes to have the eight inches of snow out the way by early tomorrow. But it needs the co-operation of the public to do the Job efficiently. Street Commissioner Thomas Gile said. Every car parked on the street tonight will Interfere with the snow removal or plowing, he explained. He especially urged that no cars be parked in the downtown area after midnight, when the grader and rotary snowplow and trucks go into operation. By downtown area he means to keep Third and Fourth streets, _......_ _r [between Johnson and Kansas Schools'were closed in many and the cross streets in the area. But the snowplowers will appre- while In others, school buses were picking up children on main high- ways, but not in side roads. Lew- iston, Chatfield, Lanesboro, Har- mony were among communities where no classes were held today. Some Schools Closed Schools also were shut down In rural districts such as Pleasant Valley. Witoka and Nodir.e. County School Superin- tendent Jesse B. Jestus said, how- ever, that he believed many of the other rural schools were in opera- tion. ciate a minimum of street parking urb on Abuses of G.l. Training Program Sought members looked today for ways to curb abuses in the GX vocational training program without depriving veterans of the chance to gain useful training. But the big question. In the minds of lawmakers was'how far Con- eresf should go In check-reining the educational rights guaranteed vet- B B ------erans under servicemen's re- of- By Norman Walker (tfl Government ficials looked hopefully today on newly arranged bargaining ses- sions between John L. Lewis and soft coal operators. They felt there is a chance, at least, that the talks starting Wed- nesday can produce a new coal contract and prevent further wrangling in the courts. as a contempt violation of Ms strike-end order. Government Sitting; Tight But for the time being, anyway, Justice department attorneys were waiting longer to see how the min- ers responded before starting con- tempt proceedings. Officials hoped some of the min- ers, at least, may start drifting back to the mines in the next few days. ,m.s Some of President Truman's In the residential area, too, Mr. labor advisers said they expect-the Gile added. situation to be considerably im- Two Snowplowi proved by Wednesday, especially A large portion of the snow re- if Lewis is able to report after moval and snow plowing had been j the first negotiations that there is completed by this noon. Two snow-1 hope of progress toward a con- '-----tract. These advisers said they were inclined to consider the mass Finnish Parliament Building Blasted On Eve of Election Helsinki, Finland Police said they had no explanation of an explosion early today that rocked the Parliament building where a Finnish president Is M be elected tomorrow. The officers said the explosion, on the staircase leading to the building's entrance, caused no Lewis, having sent his miners serious damage inside the struc- official word to get back to workture, in jvhich 300__electors_ today as he was directed to do by a'fed- eral court judge, was simply sit- ting back and watching how things worked out. But the miners stayed idle for the second day in a row despite the back-to-work order obtained under the Taft-Hartley law and de- spite Lewis' message that he had been given no choice but to direct them to return to the pits. This continued defiance by 0 miners may eventually be cited Federal Judge Richmond B, ___ the servicemen's re adjustment act (the GX Representative Wheeler (D.- Ga.) summed it up this way: The basic question is simply this: Is the G.I. bill a readjust- ment act or a bonus Representative Teague (D.-Tex- as) like Wheeler a member of the House veterans committee-, said he was concerned that Congress would go too far. :What we're afraid of Is that the Veterans Administration will put back into effect regulations it once had and which endangered the entitlement of veterans to their four educational opportunities guaranteed by he told a re- porter. Prodded yesterday by President Truman to tighten up the law on the presidential balloting tomor- row. The electors are virtually certain to re-elect President Juho Paasi- klvi, 85-year-old anti-Communist statesman. Of the 300 electors cho- sen in the January general elec- tion, 172 are pledged to support him. Immediately after the blast po- lice threw a cordon around the Communist Plan To Block U. S. Arms Aid Flayed Anti-Red Unionists Will Unload Boats in Italy By Alburn D. West Rome Anti-Bed Italian la- bor unions have opened a counter- Motorists Warned Parked Cars Obstruct Snow Removing Job Winona Police Chief A. J. Bingold today warned all motor- ists that cars parked longer than 20 hows on streets in the residential section will be tag- ged for violations of the city's parking ordinance. The chief explained that cars parked for extended periods on the streets are hampering the efforts of street department crews in snow removal opera- tions. Brannan Plan attack against Communist to halt the unloading of plans ships bringing American arms aid to Italy's ports. Union sources said results of referendums among dock workers already hud assured the unloading of Atlantic pact arms in the south- ________ _ ern Italy ports of Naples, Bari, :blind vocational Brlndisi, Molfetta, and the House is expected to consider TirffMr. Uampuu. some form of curbs within a week or two. Differences of opinion over their extent, however, were likely to start a hot dispute. Wheeler said he has already prepared proposals for making the restrictions more stringent, and added he would offer them as a substitute for the Senate-passed Taft bill when it comes to the House floor. and the front entrance.! The Taft bill among other that gathered on the I things would in effect .prohibit hole the size of I the Veterans Administration from plows went into action at o'clock Cone truck-plow is broken and the grader went Into stay-away of Monday due to tradi- action In the downtown area "f midnight. Our rural teachers are a pretty rugged bunch, and they'll get through to open up the schoolhous- es." he said. But for instance at Arcadia. Wis., there was school but no bus trans- portation for areas. Galesville in outlying Two hours later the rotary and a fleet of trucks moved In, and by 8 a.m. nearly 350 truckloads of snow had been hauled down to the river, at the levee. atitional celebration of Lewis' birth- Iday, which came on Sunday. The snow removal continued In the downtown area until shortly before noon. Heavy parking in the afternoon and evening, however, ffine that the operation down- SQ c lction..of tfae job was buses would operate only on main I roads Plrst r d Alderman Loyde Road conditions were quite satis-1 chairman of the street tSday? County crews had cleared1 the drifts and opened most of a it _ 1_ J.. nil fWMinrinc t i r main roods in all counties of the area. Here is a county-by-county sur- RECORD SNOW (Continued on 15, Column 6.) dow i r ing process used until the winter of 1947-18. He said that with the large ac- cumulation of snow, it only takes eight to 15 seconds to fill truck. A West Virginia miner, asked about this, declared, "Yes, and the miners probably will be celebrat- ing John L. Lewis' birthday for two more weeks." Await Direct Orders One coal operator told a reporter that many miners In the coal fields are saying they win return to work if they get direct orders to do so from Lewis. He pointed out that Lewis' response to the court or- der was an Instruction to subor- dinate union officers not to per- mit the strike to continue. "The men are saying In many places they won't return to -work on the say-so of local union offi- cials, but they will if they get di- rect word from their boss, this operator said. He asked not to be Identified. a football in the building's main! entrance door, and twisted metal frames and broken panes in near-; by windows. institution. These sources said similar ref- erendums would be held in the Communist strongholds of Genoa, Leghorn and La Spezia, Italy's major northern seaports. For the past month Communist and Com- munist line newspapers have claimed that dockworkers at these ports would refuse to unload arms Kline Charges Detroit Allen B. Kline issuing regulations which might Federation of Labor (FEW, both deny veterans the right to select of which oppose the Communist- a course of study at any-approved led Italian Confederation of Labor Work to Start Next Week on New Building Structure to House Electric Turbine, Total Cost By Adolph Bremer Construction of a build- ing to house the Mississippi Valley ?ublic Service Company's huge new electrical plant is scheduled to be- gin next week.' E. H. Finkelnburg, vice-president and general manager, announced today that the general contract award has been made to the Indus- trial Contracting Company, of Wi- nona and Minneapolis. The building, which will be an addition to the present steam plant at the foot of Liberty street, will house a new hydro- gen-cooled electric turbine of atest design. This turbine, scheduled to go in- to operation In March, 1951, will boost the capacity of the steam plant to kilowatts, exclusive of the power potential at the utll- ty's hydro-electric plant at Hat- field, Wis. Turbine Ordered In 1947 The turbine, ordered In Septem- ber, 1947, will be delivered next September exactly three years after the order was placed with, Allls-Chalmers in Milwaukee. Total cost of the new plant, In- cluding the building, is estimated at The designer Is the Pion- eer Service Engineering Com- pany, Chicago, specialists In electrical power plant design, ac- cording to Mr. FinkeJnburg. Maximum dimensions of the new brick, steel and con- be 140 by 75 feet. Max- imum Interior height, In the boiler room, will be 80 feist. It will be constructed on the east side of the present .plant. The east walls of the present structure will be almost entirely removed to create two giant turbine room and ft boiler room. Actual construction will begin when the contractor begins driving piling to Isolate the building area. The foundation will be well under water level. A feature of the new plant will be a 200-foot-hlgh steel stack, towering some 120 feet above the roof level. "But no money will be spent on the plant for frills or unproductive Mr. Finkelnburg comment- ed. "Our sole Interest Is to keep our investment as low as possible so that we can sell electricity as cheap- ly as possible." The utility, however, is not spar- ing its funds to Insure dependable; continuous service, he noted. Much, duplicating equipment will be in- stalled, to be employed In the event of a breakdown of the primary equipment, and circuits are being rearranged. For example, switches president of the Farm Bureau and feeders are being outside Federation, lashed out yesterday at proposed controls under th< Brannan farm plan as "totalitar ian." Such controls, he told the Detroi economic club, "would be the be- ginning of the end of the tradition al farm family." In controlled production, hi said, it would not be politically expedient to level off quotas o ,_ i. uismall, Inefficient producers. The referendums are being held The penalties, he T declared by the Italian Free Confederation f u progressive produc of Labor (LCIGL) and ttie who highest stand ards. The speaker also noted a change in the nature of farming. "The farmer 150 years he said, "had to live on what he pro- duced. Now he lives on what he can buy for what he gets for what he produces." Kline also asserted that "exist- ing price support levels are high- er than the Farm Bureau ever agreed to." The Farm Bureau, he said, advocates a "more flexible" price support program, adjustable whenever parity demands. "The inconsistency of preaching higher farm prices and cheaper food for the consumer In the same breath never registers with any- one in he said-. of the plant, into specially built steel outdoor sub-stations for better operation. The turbine, revolving at revolutions per minute, will be powered by one boiler operating at 650 pounds of steam pressure. That compares with the 250 pounds of steam pressure carried in the boilers that operate the existing and turbines. The new boiler will be capable of delivering pounds of 850- degrees steam every hour. Savinr In Coal Cited Designers estimate that the new boiler and turbine, -because of their more efficient operation, will effect a. 43 per cent saving in coal over the present boilers and turbines. Once the new unit is In opera- tion, the utility will rely chiefly on it to supply electrical energy to the 28 Wisconsin and Minnesota com- munities it serves, but the two older turbines will always be ready on a standby basis and to meet peak load demands. The new plant will also eliminate any necessity for continued purchase of power by the utility. The demand for elec- tricity in the utility's service area is In a sharply rising curve. In 1839 its rnn-slmnm demand was kilowatts, in 1944 kilowatts. Pike to Become A EC Chairman Washington House said today The that President Truman will designate Sumner T. Pike as acting chairman of the I Atomic Energy commission pend- ing appointment of a successor to David E. Lllienthal. There was no indication when These Five Gmf Associates of Jack Dragnft, who was named by California Governor Earl Warren's crime commission as Mickey Cohen's top rival, were rounded up by Los Angeles police today in connec- tion with the gangland bombing of Cohen's home February 8. Shown in the office of Captain Lynn White police intelligence officer, are, left to right, Louis Dragna, 29; Tom Dragna, 61; Frank Paul Dragna, 26 son of Jack- Gullermo Adamo, 54, and Frank Paul Dragna, son of Tom. All were booked on sus- picion of conspiracy to commit murder. Jack Dragna also was sought but has not been Wirephoto to The Bepttbllctm-Herald.) Lilienthal's chosen. successor would be Lilienthal, who leaves office to- today. Presidential Press Secre- tary Charles Ross described it as "goodbye calL" Pike, a Republican and vice- chairman of the commission, will chairman. in 1949 kilowatts. Kilowatt hours consumed In- creased from 53 million In 1944 to 75 milllnn In 1949. This is the first major Improve- ment at the plant since 1928, when the turbine was In- stalled. The plant was built in 1917 White when the turbine wag Installed. Both., of those turbines were also built by Allls -Chalmers. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona. and vicinity: Light snow early tonight. Cloudy late tonight and Wednesday. -Somewhat colder Wednesday. Low tonight 29 In city. morrow, called at the White House 18 In country. High Wednesday 28. LOCAL WEATHER OffldsJ observations 1orx the 24 ending at 12 m." today: Maximum, 28; minimum, 20; noon, 28; precipitation, .85 (eight inches start serving Thursday as acting sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at   

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