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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Snow and Colder Tonight With Strong Winds 'Pick a Present' Want Ad Section Page 21 Today VOLUME 52, NO. 240 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 26, 1952 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Winona Contractor Low On Housing Project Job WMC's Under Five Others, Award Expected A contract was awarded provi- sionally Tuesday afternoon to WMC, Inc., Winona, for the con- struction of the federally-financed 1160-unit low-rent housing project in I the West End at a. bid price of j The award, conditional on the eventual approval of the federal Public Housing Administration, un- der whose authority the project is being undertaken, was voted by the Winona Housing Redevelop President E. B. Fred, Gov. Walter Kohler and Ivy Williamson lead the singing of "California Here We Come" at the 17th annual football banquet at the Memorial Union, University Wisconsin, at Madison, Wis. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Summerfield Named Postmaster General WASHINGTON National Committee Chairman Ar- thur E. Summerfield today began squaring away for a new assign- postmaster generalship in the Eisenhower administration. His appointment to the cabinet was announced late yesterday by President-elect Eisenhower. Summerfield, 53-year-old highly successful automobile dealer at Flint Mich promptly called a news conference here. He an- nounced he will step down from Committee To Probe Reds In Government Co-operation Pledged to New President WASHINGTON investiga- tion of Communism in government is expected to be the first order of business of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the new GOP-controlled Congress. Rep. Velde slated to be- come committee chairman in Jan- uary, said the Communists-in-gov- ernment probe would have prior- ity, with investigations of Red in- fluences in labor and education coming next. ment Authority after it had tab- j "Subject to the views of the ulated six proposals received on j other committee members, our the construction. The Winona firm's bid was lower than the runner-up proposal submitted by Lloyd's Builders, Inc., Chicago. The other four bids ranged upwards to Nearly AH Included The WMC figure would indicate I a reporter. first duty win be to co-operate with the new President, and espec- ially with the attorney general, in determining whether Communists, or pinks, or any subversives are on the payroll of the executive de- partment of he'told that the project could be com- pleted well within the original es-1 Function as Watch Dog "Our next duty will be to func- timate of project cost, j tion as a watch dog against the This figure includes the total cost I infiltration of subversives in the of site acquisition, architects fees, planning costs and the overall con- struction expenditures. The housing authority was un- able to determine Tuesday just when actual construction of the dwelling units might be expected to begin. However, inasmuch as the low bid is within the original estimate, the housing authority feels that there is a possibility that PHA approval might be granted within 10 days or two weeks. If the low bid had exceednd the new administration. The Commu- nists always attempt to infiltrate the political party and administra- tion in power." Velde, a former FBI agent, said he felt the. committee should main- tain a constant check to. make cer- tain that "no offbreeds of Ameri- cans" find a place on government payrolls. Coming early in the committee activities, possibly "simultaneously with our activities against Com- munists in the federal govern- Velde said, will be further investigation of any Communism in estimate by even as much as the labor movement. special approval involving a great number of additional steps would have to be obtained before final award was made of the contract. The sent TODAY What Kind Of Man Is Dulles? By STEWART ALSOP NEW YORK A solemn-looking man with a long, early-American face, a penchant for green-tinted suits, and a habit, when deep in thought, of making small clicking noises with his tongue, is now 'the great enigma of every capital city, from Moscow to Washington. As Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles will be one of the world's key figures. What manner of man is he? In his term at the State Department, what posture will the United States present to- the world? As recently reported in this space, Dulles looks to a great many Europeans like a "fire- breathing warmonger who would obliterate Europe with hydrogen bombs in order to free Poland and so gain votes in Hamtramck." It is hard to imagine a man less fitted in appearance and manner for this role. War-Monger Issue To an American, Dulles looks and talks much like the traditional American country (and perhaps downright wily where need cautious (he often hesi- tates a full minute before answer- ing a highly intelligent and extremely practical. Yet the war-monger image does exist in Europe, and its existence j cannot be lightly disregarded. This j image derives largely from the so-1 called "liberation policy." Some of j Dulles' campaign time political' speeches on this subject no doubt sounded very fire-breathing to Europeans. Actually, away from the hustings, there seems to be bids will now be the party I through the various the jobs of party chairman and for study and analysis and, if the postmaster general have been fre- quently order to de- attention to the mail vote full service. "Subject to confirmation by :the he said, "I will under- take the duties of postmaster gen- eral with full vigor and with aD I the knowledge and enthusiasm which I possess. "The improvement of all branch- es of the department and the in- crease of its morale will be my paramount objectives in the pub- lic interest." To Drop Business In response to questions, Sum- merfield said his business inter- ests include a couple of director- ships in insurance companies, plus a number of companies in which he either owns whole or controlling interest. Principal among these is the Summerfield Chevrolet Com- pany at Flint, one of the largest retail automobile agencies in America. He said, however, he plans to disassociate himself from all ac- tive participation in private busi- proposal is deemed satisfactory by the federal office, final approval of the contract award would be made by the PHA Theodore Franzen, supervising architectural engineer. (on estim- ates) fo'r the-PHA in Chicago, was at Tuesday afternoon's bid-opening and stated that it would be impos- sible for him to say at this time how long would be required for the proposals to be processed and re- viewed by the federal unit. There had been hope expressed that final approval of the contract might be forthcoming within 30 j days so that the successful bidder i might be given the go-ahead on j construction by the first of next j year. j Bids Received The complete tabulation of bids received on the project follows: Fleischer Engineering Construc- tion Co., Minneapolis, Johnson, Drake Piper, Minneapo- lis, Lloyd's Builders, Chicago, Maurice Man- dell, Minneapolis, North- west Construction Co., Duluth, When a reporter asked if the and WMC, Inc., Winona, j The original bid received from Lloyd's was for Just before the deadline for submitting proposals, the Chi- cago office sent a telegram to the authority lowering its orig- inal bid by Tuesday's rain and snow was ________ blamed for limiting the field of j rolling towards Germany. The committee for the past year or two has been inquiring into the extent of Communist infiltration in- to defense industry through labor unions. Expand Investigation Velde said he thought the com- mittee should "go ahead and ex- pand our investigation" in this direction with particular emphasis on what he said were Communist- controlled or dominated labor unions r probably also will investigate Communist influences in education. Three Carloads Of Arms Blow Up in Germany CHALONS SUR MARNE, France Three carloads of ammunition bound for American forces in Ger- many exploded in a .railway switch- ing yard near here today. N o one was injured. U. S. Army officers said they could not comment on the possibility of sabotage until or- dnance investigators make a re- port. Chalons Sur Marne, 100 miles east of Paris, is on a main east- west railway line. U.S. Army communications zones headquarters in Orleans said one carload of a 12-car ammuni- tion train exploded, setting fire to two other carloads as the train was U.S. Ambassador To Canada Quits WASHINGTON UP! Stanley Woodward today submitted his res- ignation as.ambassador to Canada. It is effective Jan. 15. Woodward, former Depart- ment protocol chief is widely known in diplomatic circles around the world. In his resignation, sent to Pres- ident Truman, a close personal friend, he said: "After 25 years in the foreign service and State Department, the time has come to return to private life and to assume the responsi- bilities and privileges of citizenship in our great country." Truman sent Woodward a mes- sage saying that accepting the res- ignation "stirs my heart and mind with deep emotion." "I regret that the time has come for you to take such Tru- man said, adding that h'e wished to express his "gratitude for your outstanding contribution as chief of our mission in Canada." Allied Bombers Slam Reds With Flaming Bombs By ROBERT TUCKMAN SEOUL Allied fighter-bomb- ers slammed high explosives and flaming jellied gasoline on a sprawling Red troop and supply concentration near Wonson on the Communist East Coast today. Pilots said the whole area burst into flame. Dense smoke rose thousands of feet. Five large sec- ondary explosions were touched off, indicating direct hits on ammu- nition stores. U. S. Sabre'jets and Communist MIGISs clashed deep over North Korea. Allied pilots made no claims of damage or destruction. Along the battlefront, U. N. in- fantrymen hurled back an assault by about 120 screaming Chinese Reds who stormed their Central Front positions on the southern slopes of Jackson Heights, The savage, close -quarters fighting raged for four-hours. The' Air Force announced that Lt, Cecil G, Foster of San Antonio knocked down his fifth Communist 5-Foot Drifts AtAlbertLea Giving The Custodian a hand with snow removal, are two students at Lincoln School in Hastings, Neb., who brought a shovel from home. Left to right are Jimmy Burkhardt and Richard Hecht. Snow measured 3V4 inches and was still falling. (AP Wirephoto) Winona Escapes Brunt of Storm By FRED LEIGHTON Republican-Herald Area Editor Winona and area today-teetered on the-brink of a full-blown blizzard as a sharp freezeup this morning followed on the heels of snow and heavy rains late Tuesday and, warnings were sent out to motorists throughout America's 24th ace of the Korean war. The Red assault on Jackson Heights exploded shortly after mid- night following a terrific artillery barrage. That was the only action of any size along the bleak 15-mile Ko- rean battleline. Elsewhere, Eighth Army head- j quarters reported only small skir- mishes and patrol clashes. I In the air war, B29 Superforts j to the north; railroad facilities to the west are crippled; all Wiscon- sin Central Airlines flights arej grounded, and p'ublic transportation I is handicapped. But a quick recovery from the weatherman's first show of winter strength was foreseen this morning by the federal forecaster. He said the area will receive a Sighted Plane Wreckage May Be Lost Cl24 Arthur Summerfield Post Office Department does not purchase large quantities of auto- motive equipment, little fire and much sound sense chubby, pink-faced and good-hu- in Dulles'views on American policy' J toward the Soviet.satellite empire. These views can be summarized, according to reliable report, about as follows: First, if the Kremlin successfully absorbs and consoli- dates its great new empire, it will then be free without restraint to pursue its goal of world dominion. This might well lead either to hot war, or to defeat for the West in the cold war. Internal Strains Second, Dulles believe, that the is reported to Soviet satellite empire, so monolithic in outward seeming, is in fact subject to very heavy internal strains. These strains would be .greatly eased by an East-West agreement, recog- nizing on a permanent basis the Soviet overlordship of the satellite states. The West should flatly re- fuse any such deal. There must be no new Munichs. No new Nazi- Soviet pacts, abandoning the sub- ject nations forever to Moscow's rule., At the same time, the internal (Continued on Page 5, Column 5.) ALSOPS in a roar of laugh- ter across the room and answered chuckling: "Yes, I am aware of that." The new appointee announced he will assemble the Republican com- mittee around inauguration time, Jan. 20, to accept his resignation and choose a new chairman. He said he has not decided whether he will also resign as Republican national committeeman from Mich- igan. Summerfield will take over the giant Post Office Department and its employes from Jesse M. Donaldson, civil service career man in the postal service for 45 sears, who was named to the top job by President Truman in 1945. No Paper In keeping with the general custom of observing Thanks- giving Day and to permit Re- publican-Herald employes to spend the day with their fami- lies no paper will be published on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. bidders by at least one. Shortly before 1 p.m., the dead- line for receiving bids, a call was received from a Minneapolis con- struction firm asking whether the deadline might be extended. The firm explained that one of its representatives was en route to Winona to submit a proposal on the project but that bad roads had stalled him temporarily in Fond du Lac, Wis. Legal procedure involved in the bid-opening, however, precluded the possibility of an extension of the deadline and the opening pro- ceeded without the Minneapolis firm's bid. All of the bidders with the ex- ception of Lloyd's were represent- ed at the opening. The bids received Tuesday in- cluded general construction, elec- trical, heating and plumbing in- stallations, landscaping and other site improvements. Not included in the bids were refrigerators, gas ranges, gas meters, electric meters and gas- fired hot water heaters to be used in the dwelling units. Specifications are being drafted (Continued on Page 3, Column 6.) HOUSING SHOPPING DAYS LEFT FIGHT-ra' The ammunition was being trans- ported from the U. S. Army ad- vance communications zone in the La Rochelle Bordeaux region of Southwestern France to U. S. Army and air bases in Western Germany. Mankato School Bond Issue Election Set MANKATO, Minn. UP) The.Man- kato school board Tuesday night set an election for Dec. 16 on the ques- tion of a bond issue to build a new elementary school on Mankato's East Side. A site for the building was approved at a pre- vious election. The Associated Press erroneously reported Tuesday night that Man- kato voters approved the bond issue Tuesday. WEATHER Winona and Vicinity Light snow and colder tonight with strong west to .northwest winds. Thursday clear and colder with diminishing winds. Low tonight 16, high Thurs- day 2S! LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 38; minimum, 28; noon, 28; precipitation, 1.16; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wif. Central Observations) Max. temp. 35 3 p. m. Tuesday, Min. 29 noon today. Noon read- overcast Et feet, visibility -12 miles, wind 23 miles per hour from west, northwest with gusts up to 37 miles per hour. Bar- ometer 29.35, rising, humidity 79 per cent. North Korea in predawn raids. B26 bombers reported destruction of 15 trucks Tuesday night and early today. That brought the toll for the past 11 days to approxi- mately Red trucks. Fire Sweeping Through Sabin r SABiN, Minn. A fire was I blazing through the main street of j thij small West-Central Minnesota i town at noon today. I Winds ranging up to 45 miles per hour fanned flames which already had engulfed a liquor store, the postoffice and meat market. Re- ports indicated several other buildings along the town's one main street were threatened. Sabin, with a population of some 210, is about 10 miles south of Fargo-Moorhead, Minn. !t was not the snow storm belt at noon. clear and colder on Thanksgiving) Day with diminishing winds. I Temperatures are expected to drop to 16 thus far inj the new only to 281 Thursday. 1.16 Inches of Rain Rain totaling 1.16 inches fell on Winona Tuesday and early today. As temperatures hovered just above the freezing mark through the night the city's precipitation alternated from snow to rain and back to snow. Wet. snow and slush lay an inch deep on the city this morning as temperatures took a quick drop. From a reading of 36 degrees at a.m. temperatures dropped to 30 at 10 a.m. and 28 noon. Moisture on highways turn- j ed abruptly to a hazardous glaze, To the south and west the story j was much the same. Conditions j rapidly improved, however, below j the Iowa border and south of La Crosse. An east-west line just to the north of Winona marked the I lower extremity of marked1 blizzard j conditions for most of Minnesota (Continued on Page 17, Column 6.) WINONA STORM I ANCHORAGE, Alaska W Uni- dentified airplane wreckage has been sighted in high mountain country on the route of a plane which disappeared Saturday with 52 persons Air Force officials -said last night that a search pilot bad re- ported the wreckage in an inacces- sible spot near Whittier, approxi- mately 50 miles south of here. This is in almost a direct line of flight from McChord Air Force Ease, Wash., where the big Globemaster started its trip to Elmendorf Air Base here. Maj. C. W. Hinkle, public infor- mation officer at Elmendorf, said the wreckage might possibly be from two otfier.missing planes. One is a C119 which disappeared 11 days ago with 20 men aboard and the other is a jet fighter which dropped from sight last month. Search planes will bead for the scene today to attempt positive identification and study feasibility of sending in ground parties, para- drop crews or helicopters. Foot of Snow In Kansas, Nebraska Drifts Hampering Traffic, Hundreds Of Cars Stalled By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winter's first snowstorm in Min- nesota, likened by some to the Arm- istice Day storm in 1940 that took the lives of so many duck hunters, virtually tied up Southern Minne- sota today with the entire state getting some of the side-effects. Drifts at Albert Lea were five feet high and visibility was zero. Communications lines were open but the telephone company had to func- tion without many of its regular em- ployes. Two deaths were reported due to the storm. Bruce C. Hauser, 70, farmer north of Willmar, collapsed and died late Tuesday while trying to push his car from a snow filled ditch. Edward J. Van Laanen. 79, Min- neapolis, collapsed and died after shoveling snow. Snow to Diminish The snow will diminish late in the afternoon, the Weather Bureau reported, with flurries expected to- night northeast and in the ex- treme east. Temperatures are expected to dip to zero to 10 above tonight in the northwest, 10 to 20 south- east. The forecast for Thanksgiv- ing Day was for generally fair skies and temperatures ranging [from 16 to 24 northwest to 22 to 30 southeast. Planes Grounded j The snow, whipped into drifts by winds up to 40 miles an hour, stopped virtually all highway travel, grounded airplanes and hampered railroads. Very few, if any vehicles were moving in the southern part of the Tomah Farmer Dies TOMAH Neighbors sum- moned by a worried wife Tues- day found the snow-covered body of Frank Pier, 82-year-old farmer who had left his farm home !ate Monday to trim branches from posts for fenc- ing. H. H. Williams, Monroe County coroner, said Piers had died of a heart attack and overexertion. Mrs. Pier, also elderly and in poor health, could not sum- mon help after her husband failed to return because there was no telephone in the home. A "Whirlybird" Flies low over the Pacific Telephone Telegraph Company's wires south of Yakima, Wash., knocking off frost accumulations which threatened to disrupt phone service. The powerful down-draft created by the 'copter jarred the frost, which accumulated during a four-day cold spell, off the wires. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) state. trucks and buses were abandoned on Main Street in Albert Lea, typical of many towns and cities in the area. Many persons bad difficulty in getting to work as bus line opera- tion was halted. Streetcars in the Twin Cities were running on some 1 lines, but halted on others. I Schools were closed as the I clogged roads halted bus operation. I The state highway department and road crews in municipalities went to work this morning, clearing i main streets for traffic movement, i but the continuing snow made their task difficult, Cars Abandoned The state highway department pulled its equipment, off the high- i ways at midnight Tuesday because i of the reduced visibility. Highways, as well as city and town streets, were cluttered with abandoned vehicles. Motorists were warned to stay off highways unless travel was imperative. Snow and strong winds wiil con- tinue today, the Weather Bureau forecast, with much drifting, to 10 inches of snow can be expected before the storm subsides tonight. Even then, there will be snow flur- ries along with colder tempera- tures. Eight inches of snow fell in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Duluth had six inches. High winds off Lake Superior added to the discomfort. Rochester, in Southern Minnesota also bad eight inches, with Benid- ji reporting four and St. Cloud five. Thanksgiving holiday travelers were assured by Northland Orey-- hound bus officials that all routes would be open by early afternoon. The firm's buses were operating this morning on all routes except to the south and southwest of Minn- eapolis. 11 Inches of Snow it Rochester All available highway equipment in the Rochester area was put to; work to clear away 11 inches of (Continued on 17, Column I.) 5-FOOT DRIFTS   

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