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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Showers; Cooler Tonight, Warmer Sunday Baseball Sunday KWNO-FM p. m. VOLUME 50, NO. 74 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 13, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES The City of Winona sat for a new portrait today when the Republican-Herald photographer stood atop Garvln Heights to make this expansive shot. His camera recorded the panorama that thousands of Winonans and visitors see each spring when they visit Garvin Heights, one of the city's showplaces. Today, the scene below was especially breath- taking for several reasons. The Mississippi river which borders the city to the north, was swollen by recent rams and was at a seasonal high of 13.83 feet. It can be seen in the upper portion of this photograph as it "just keeps rollin' along." In the immediate foreground, still cold and clear, Is Lake Winona, the city's southern water boundary. Along the lake's southern shore, a new highway 81-14 is to be constructed. The road will skirt the city and dredging for the highway base is expected to get under way within 60 days. Prom Garvin Heights, too, can be seen the homes and business houses where Winonans live and parks where these residents play, the churches- where they worship, and the schools where the younger citizens study. In Winona lawns are green now, after a late start, and trees are beginning to leaf. Soon, from Garvin Heights, Winona will look like a mass of green bordered by tht Mississippi and the lake. But In this photograph, Winonans get a bird's view of their community. BtpEiUun-HenK TO Per Cent Gain Winona's Population Frank Wineskl A. Rlssle Mrs. Pauline Burros Morris Bergsrud Acheson Tragic Hero Of Meeting By Joteph Alsop London It may be a little rl diculous to be reminded of class! cal drama by a modern foreign ministers meeting, with its dusty routine of high and low level dis- cussion, complex secret position papers, and elaborately phony pub- lic communiques. Yet if Dean Ach- eson would only indulge in a so- liloquy or two, he would not be hopelessly miscast as the tragic hero of this crucial London gath- ering. The right parallel, perhaps, is the "Berenice" of Racine. In Ra- cine's play, the Emperor Titus is hopelessly in love with Queen Ber- enice, at the moment when he in- herits the Roman empire. Reasons of state make it necessary for the Roman Emperor to abandon the foreign queen. The conflict in Titus between love and duty in turn pro- vides'the drama. In point of fact, at the moment described by Racine, Titus was considerably over 40, while Queen Berenice was a ripe siren of over 60. Racine's version of Roman his- tory Labor Members Named For Winona Committee The four labor representatives of Winona's new labor-management- citizens committee were announced today. Three of the representatives are from A.P.L. unions, one from the C.I.O. The committee members: MORRIS BERGSRUD, president of the Winona Trades Labor U. S. Orders Ejection of 22 Czech Diplomats By John M. Hightower Washington A mass ouster of 22 of the 33 Czech diplomatic corps employes in the United States was ordered by the American gov- ernment today. The action was taken in retaliation for the ejec- tion of about 40 Americans from Communist Czechoslovakia. In addition, the United States ordered the Czechs to close their consulates in Cleveland and Pitts- burgh. ___ is probably a bit exagger- The Czech embassy in Washmg- ate'd. Furthermore, one suspects! ton and the consulate in New York that the conflict that troubles poll-! will continue to operate but ob- ticians is seldom between love andjviously with reduced staffs duty. For Acheson here iu London, j for example, the conflict is tween duty and convenience. THERE IS A LARGE GROUP of high officials, of course, who can never experience this extreme- ly painful conflict. To be specific. Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder has in recent months used his contacts with finance ministers on this side of the Atlantic to sabo- tage the Western defense effort. But Snyder does not even faintly understand the vast world prob- lems that make a solid West- ern defense so urgently necessary. On the other hand, Snyder knows that building a Western defense will cost money, and that finding the funds will be highly inconven- Truman Calls Flood Control U. 5. Investment By Ernest B. Vaccaro Fort Peck Dam, Mont. President Truman said today that the government's vast flood con- council An employe of the Bay State Milling Company, he is affiliated with local 133, American Federation of Grain Miners, of which he is president MRS. PAULINE BURROS, an employe of Stott Son Corpora- tion, glove manufacturer. She's af- filiated with local 423, Internation- al Ladles Garment Workers union. E. A. RISSIE, vice-president of the Winona Trades Labor coun- cil, recording secretary of the painters local and vice-president of the state conference of A.FJL. painters. FRANK WINESKI, an employe of Swift Company and president of the CJ.O. United Packinghouse Workers local 305 there. These labor representatives will meet shortly with the four man- agement appointees to elect public representatives to the committee. It has been suggested that four pub- lic representatives be named. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy, tonight and Sunday with possibility of local showers early tonight and late Sunday. Somewhat cooler tonight with lowest 45; rising temperature Sunday, highest 74. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 82; minimum, 51; noon, 75; precipitation, .05; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Chg. 'I prosperous United States" upon politically. There is no worM's "hold down the with aihope for Peace- clear conscience. Mr. Truman appeared more pep. The difference of Acheson's po-iPery than most of the people !chiriDewa a, sition was almost _grimly_ evident, on _ his tour _as he L at U. 5. Chamber Boosts House Foreign Aid Bill Washington The U. S. Chamber of Commerce plugged to- day for the House version of Pres- ident Truman's point four pro- gram for aid to underdeveloped countries. In a letter to House and Senate conferees attempting to write a compromise foreign aid bill, the provisions in chamber said that the House measure should be adopted because they would: (1) Permit American capital and technology to make maximum contributions to development of backward areas; (2) Make governments seeking aid responsible for providing fav- orable investment conditions, and call on them for adequate contri- butions of their own, and (3) Provide an advisory board to give guidance in aid programs. Donaldson Raps Letter Carriers On Postal Cuts Charges Complaints Inspired by Postoffice Employes By Jack Adams Washington Postmaster General Donaldson stood firm to- day on the cuts he has ordered in postal service, saying com- plaints against the action were in- spired by the letter carriers union. The union promptly fired back with a statement accusing the cab- inet officer of trying to shift the blame for'his own "hasty ill-ad- vised action" to Congress. In a statement yes- terday, Donaldson said the depart- ment has received many com- plaints about the service cutbacks he ordered last month. 'A large percentage of these ap- pear to have been inspired by the officers of the National Associa- tion of Letter he added. Donaldson said the Car- riers' association and "others" have made "erroneous statements and specious arguments" about the service cuts. These, he said, 'have caused considerable confu- sion." "I do not feel that the curtail- ments in service will greatly in- convenience any considerable number of our his state- ment declared. The service cuts include reduc- ;ion of mall deliveries In residen- tial -areas to one a day, shorter window hours in postoffices, few- pickups from street corner boxes, parcel post delivery on a once-a-day basis, and an end to night handling of mail other than first class, parcel post and news- papers. WANTED: 122 Names More Offered for Each Counted Here Than in '40 Not in City Census WINONA NEEDS 122 NAMES. The preliminary 1950 population figure Is 122 more names will boost the city over the mark. Winona is a population city. There are enough un- counted people in Winona to make it so. As a stimulus, THE ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE WILL PAY FOR EVERY NEW NAME REPORTED. That's right, 'the association will pay a dollar for every new city of Winona name reported. Many students and roomers, particularly, may have been missed. The dollar will be paid to the person who makes the report. If you report yourself as being among the uncounted, you get if you report, the name of someone else or even a whole who hasn't been counted, you get the money for every name, in the family. BUT IN EVERY CASE THE MONEY WILL NOT BE PAID UNTIL CENSUS RECORDS ARE CHECKED TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE NAME REPORTED HAS NOT BEEN COUNTED BEFORE. The association's telephone number: 2326. The association's mailing address: 117 Center street. DO IT NOW. HELP PUT WINONA OVER Twenty-five thousand sounds better than We be- long hi the bracket. We are just 121 names away. Here's an opportunity to make some spare change and help make Winona's population count complete and ac- curate. IT IS NOT TOO LATE. TELEPHONE IN YOUR NAMES AT ONCE. _ These provisions, the chamber j Donaldson repeated previous said, did not appear in the Senate! statements that operations had to version of the foreign aid bill which includes the point four plan. Conferees are still tied up on the bill. The committee set anoth- er meeting for Monday. be trimmed to fit the funds appro- priated by Congress. The only way to do this, he said, was to reduce service and scale down the payroll. River to Reach 14 Feet Sunday By Al Olson Fast-moving waters of the Mississippi at Winona will hit a 14-foot peak sometimes Sunday and then hold steady for several days before i peak will "compare to that recorded here eight years ago on iJune 5. And it will tie the mark set by flood waters in 1938, according Ito A. D. Sanial, federal meteoro-l------------------ legist at La Crosse, But if you're looking for any higher readings, you'll have to go back 30 years to an April day when rose to a 16.3 foot stage 'water is rushing past the Wi- water here. Red Wing Lake City..... Reads Dam 4. T.W. Dam 5A T.W. Winona Dam 6, Pool Dam 6, T.W. 12 13 while he was speaking so eloquently at the Pilgrims' dinner. In con- trast to his more complacent col- leagues of the Truman tion, Acheson does understand the world problems very clearly in- deed. He also knows very well what must be done about these world problems, beginning with a solid Western defense effort, and going on from there to the trou- blesome political organization of the West, the infinitely difficult sol- ution of the German question, and so on. It is precisely the fact, of course, that Acheson has knowledge and understanding, which has made him the chosen target of McCar- started out on another day best Dakota Dam 7, Pool...... La Crosse 12 Tributary Streams at Durand 8.8 as usi 13.6 16.2 12.1 13.2 12.1 13.8 12.7 11.9 11.6 113 32.3 "nonpolitical" stumping (Continued on page 13, column 7.) try for ALSOP nations. prepared speech at the big Fort Peck dam. "Projects like Fort Peck are in- vestments in the future of our the President asserted. "Just as a new factory is an in- vestment in the future of a cor- poration." He said people who "criticize the federal budget often overlook facts like these." As he has done since he started his personal "report to the people" at whistle stops through the Mid- west to the Pacific Northwest, the President contended his domestic program is strengthening the coun- f .th above Alma 1 its leadership of free La Crosse at W. Salem 2.1 1.9 1.8 Root at Hokah 40.4 0.0 0.0 0.4 0'.4 0.0 0.0 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Gnttenberg) Flood warnings continued from Winona to Genoa next 36 hours. The river is now cresting at Waba- sha, Minn. It will now fall ffoinipt. Paul to Fountain City, rernSto near- ly stationary from Winona to La Crosse, cresting at La Crosse Sun- day at very close to 125 feet. It will continue rising from Genoa to be- low Prairie du Chien, cresting at Prairie next Tuesday at 152 feet. The Chippewa and Wisconsin river will fall over the weekend. Additional weather on page 13. Lake Pepin had failed to store up some of the excess water, as was expected, thereby sending water to new highs. A crest of 12.1 feet was reported at Read's Landing this morning. water is running mu nona levee today at the ofj (Continued on page 3, column 7.) 115 nnn r.Tibir. feet every second. vrnnn Two Winnipeg Policemen pull fighting Ruby Couch from the porch of her sanitarium after evacuation orders had been given this morning to clear the Norwood bridge approach district at Winnipeg. Mrs. Couch refused to get out herself and refused to let any of the patients be moved. The police finally took things into their own hands and forcefully removed Wire- photo to The cubic feet every second. Compare that to the cubic feet normal flow in late summer andj you'll begin to visualize the scope of this year's flood. Luckily, however, little damage was being done here by the high water. Several waterfront indust- jries such as Bay State Milling Company or the Proedtert Grain and Malting Company have been pumping seepage water from base- ments all week. Freight Service Freight train service for the Chi- cago Great Western line was com- ing Into Winona over another route today after flood waters blocked an underpass and section of track at the foot of Winona street Most of the industries reporting seepage said this morning, how- ever, that they'll be able to handle the situation with present pumping equipment unless the river goes considerably above the 14-foot stage and stays there for any great length of time. Sanial predicted today that the crest will hold waters at the peak until sometime late Tuesday. A slight drop will be noticed Wednes- day signalling the start of a -slow recession, unless heavy rains alter the situation. Absorbing Run-Off Tributaries all along the course of- the ..Mississippi are absorbing much of -the heavy run-off, Sanial said. Had these tributaries also been above their normal base level, the flood scene on the Mississippi would been "a bad one." The rise to 13.8 feet on the Mis- sissippi here today topped a previous crest prediction of only 13.7 feet. explained, however, that V Theodore Christiansen, Jr., above, St. Paul attorney and son of Minnesota's former governor, has been named to the state supreme court by Governor Youngdahl in St. Paul. He succeeds Harry H. Peterson, who resigned yester- day to seek the Democratic- Fanner-Labor nomination for governor. Wirephoto) Official Report Does Not Include 800 in Goodview The. 1950 population, of Wlnoni, is That "preliminary" population was announced today by Karl Rol- vaag, district census supervisor. The figure is subject to revision, and anyone who has not yet been counted nmj still get In the cen- sus. The population Is less than ex- pected, but it's a ten per cent gain over 1940, when census takers re- corded persons. It's the biggest gain the city of Winona has marked up since the 1890 census. The 1950 gain over 1940: Goodview Not Included That includes out-of-town stu- dents, who were counted as residents for the first time in this census. Mrs. Hubert Weir, crew leader for the city census takers, has estim- ated that approximately stu- dents and faculty members were counted in facilities on three col- lege campuses. This preliminary total of however, does not include view village or any of the other residential areas adjacent to the city. The population of Goodview vil- lage alone will be about 800. The record of Winona's growth: 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900.................... 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 (preliminary) Estimates on Winona 1950's popur lation had been as high as several thousand more. A large gain in employment was a factor in overestimating the pres- ent population of Winona. znent jumped from about in 1940 to about in April, 1950. That represents an approximate payroll gain of 35 per cent, but later Census bureau announcements will undoubtedly reveal that many of these workers live in adjacent resi- dential areas, in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Business Volume Up The number of businesses and business volume here has also in- creased considerably, but a general increase In business activity and enlarging of the trade area prob- ably played roles in those expan- sions. Housing construction has been slow here since 1940. Fewer than 250 of basement been built here in ten years. But Winona will not be alone in Its disappointment at its failure to show the predicted gain. Surrounding cities are next in line for disappointments. Prepara- tions for disappointments have been observed in newspapers in La Crosse, Eau Claire, Rochester, Aus- tin, St. Cloud and Red Wing. Here's what those cities and other Minnesota cities had in 1940: Rochester St. Clond Austin.................. Albert Lea Mankato La Crosse Ban Claire Red Wing.............. The 1950 population of none of those cities has yet been, reported. Only other population reported in Bemidji'j.   

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