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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 253 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 13, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES 'No Russ Warn West U. S. Plans to Concentrate on Aid to Europe Admission of South Korea Help to China Secondary In Cold War Mme. Chiang's Pleas Fail to Change Strategy By John M. Hightower Washington The United to write off China as an almost certain trated today on securing a non- communist western Europe. Mme. Chiang Kai-shek's extra- ordinary mission to Washington, her two appeals to Secretary of State Marshall and her one direct plea to President Truman, appear not to have changed any important part of the American attitude toward the global struggle with the communists. Her mission is widely regarded here as a failure; the government she represents as a failing regime. Only a "military miracle" seems capable of putting Generalissimo Chiang in position to make an ef- fective bid for American help In any way comparable to the money and supplies being poured into Eu- rope. While Mme. Chiang kept her own counsel, and possibly lookec for a graceful means of exit, officla: Washington generally showed great (Continued on Pare 4, Column 3.) AID TO EUROPE Warm Coat Asked of Good Fellows HE FEAR of the empty stocking Christmas morn- ing and a moth- er's for her children is shown in many of the letters received 'each Christmas by the Good Fellows. Many of "these of the inroads of mis- fortune, sickness and other discouragements. Each of them carry an appeal that is al- most a prayer. Here is a typical one picked at random from today's mall. Dear Mr. Foodfellow: "I have never written to you before for help but I sure wish you could help us this year with some groceries and a mackinaw for each one of the boys, as the ones they have are at least four years old and are very much and too small. One boy is Jl years old. One Is on patrol duty at school and it gets pretty cold for him. "And if you could send the girl a pair of warm slacks. She has to walk up to the Senior High school every morning from below Mankato avenue. She is 15 years old. "My two older daughters used to buy clothes for the children but now they are both married. My husband does not make much as he is sickly and can- not do any hea'.'y work. My health is very poor. We may be forced to sell our home in order to meet the payments we have made, "I thank you very much if you would be so kind to help us out Just once. S. C. The number of such families in this community is large and the Good Fellows wust respond liberally child is to get a Christmas gift this year. So the appeal today from the Good Fellow workers who are di-. rectly in contact with the problem! is for a contribution now. Be a Good Fellow today and mail or brine your contribution to The Republican-Herald. Be a Good Fellow The following is a list of contribu- tions to the Good Fellows fund to date: Previously listed .......5715.61 From Independence, Wis. 2.00 A friend 20.00 Troop 15 Boy Scouts, Minnesota City 5.57 Bethany Friends 2.00 Bible Class, Cedar Valley (Lamoille) 3.51 Mrs, G. L. Tweedy...... 5.00 Chicago Firemen, answering extra-alarm calls, pour water on the Hubbard hotel on North Clark street during early morning hours of December 10, when a blaze swept through the building, driving tenants into the street in 16-degree weather. There were no fatalities but a fire chief and a 61-year-old man were overcome by smoke in the 75-year-old landmark. (AP. photo) Five Perish in Chicago Hotel Fire, 12 Injured persons oUed and 12 others suffered In- juries or burns as a result of a flash fire which raced through the fifth floor of the seven-story Victoria hotel in the loop district early yesterday. Otto Dahl, a deputy fire marshal, said quick work by two bell- boys and the recent encasement of the hotel's stairways as a fire prevention measure probably prevented a much worse disaster. The bellboys, Sanders Davis and Rudolph Taylor, groped through the dense smoke to sound alarms for the sleeping guests. The dead are William James Keane, 25, .in whose room the fire was discovered about a. m.; Eugene Oyler, 48, and Allan McCul- lough, 40, all of Chicago; Richard Oregon Flood Perils Rich Farm Lands Four Known Dead, Travel Retarded By High Water Engene, rain-swollen river flood crest swirled out of here today toward the fanning heartland of Oregon's fertile Willamette val- ley. Four persons have perished in the floods and storms that sent 500 flee- ing lowlands here, stranded 200 neighbors away from home and ripped apart transportation and communication links throughout the state. Trunk highways and rural roads are blocked by high water in the lowlands and earth slides and snow in the mountains. Forecasts of light showers today and freezing temperatures in the mountains held some promise that the middle valley may escape heavy damage from the Willamette freshet caused by a week of rain and melt- ing snow. In Path of Flood Now in the path of the flood crest are the sprawling acres of hundreds of farms and the cities of Albany, Corvallis, the state capital of Salem and Oregon City. Farmers near these cities were warned last week to move livestock to high ground. The Willamette has been out-of its banks at Harrisburg more than four days and water has been over roads and farms near Jefferson on the Santiam. river for the same period. Red Cross aides reported the 500 trailer residents evacuated yesterday from the Glenwood area of suburban Eugene had set up communities on of Oregon campus county fairgrounds. Services to Withhold Taxes Washington Army and Navy paymasters will start with- federal income pay U.N. Votes tittle Danny Corrigan screams his little head off as police used a hack saw to extricate his finger from a slot machine coin receiver in New York. Danny got In trouble playing around with a gum dispensing machine. Police had to remove receiver from the machine to facilitate the job. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald. the and University the Lane _- ,0 f w- Kline' 18- of Xenia' Ohio' from pay of privates, seamen, gen- erals and admirals alike next month, i Richard I. Ulven, 18, of The only thing that can prevent Minn., both sailors stationed at the it, officials said today, is for Con- gress to take quick steps after it meets January 3 to renew the special Great Lakes naval training station. Three of the dead were trapped tax exemption given to the military In their rooms, one died In the hall- way and Keajie died later in a hos- during the war. That exemption, freeing all paylpital. of enlisted men and of the I Cause of the blaze, the second Two hundred other Glenwood residents are sheltered at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post home in near- by Springfield. They had left their homes yesterday morning and unable to return when state police closed a flood-threatened bridge ap- proach to Glenwood. Dam Washed Out Known victims include two men drowned in the Coqullle river, on the Oregon coast, when a logging dam washed out Saturday at the of a storm. Later that same a man and wife were crushed when a tree fell on their home at: Detroit in a wind Etorm. The Willamette crested at 14.3 feet level in Eugene at 5 p. Slumping Farm Prices Peril U. S. Economy By Ovid A, Martin Atlantic City, N. J. A farm leader declared today the nation's economic future is endangered by the consumer's "apparent" demand j height nlffVlt Eighth Air Force Alerted Fort Worth, Texas (flV- The Eighth Air Force, the world ranging bomber unit with headquarters here, was placed on a "readiness alert" today. Major General Roger M. Ramey, commander of the Eighth, left to- day for Washington without com- menting on the alert. Only 25 per cent of the Eighth component bomb groups' person- for pork chops, eggs and other nej be allowed Christmas leave, m. last night, held at that lee1 above flood stages-three hours an: then began to drop by inches. Trunk highways leading north, south and east were blocked by the rising Willamette and McKenrie rivers The Willamette highway to east- ern Oregon was blocked by a land- slide. pay of officers from federal income [hotel fire in two days, was undeter- taxes, expire automatically at i mined. Last Friday morning the six- Hubbard hotel on the Near is ex- j North side was destroyed with dam- pected to ask that the exemption be'age estimated at more than California and northbound reinstated or. that military pay bejooo. The Victoria fire was exting- service was not Interrupted, raised to compensate for the de-juiced: in about an hour with dam- ductions so that net after-tax estimated at about rail of military men will not be lowered. Government tax men said there are no specific figures on how much revenue the government stands to get out of taxing the military forces, which have a uniformed strength of around now. One however, that the would be not more than a sizeable sum in itself but TlJe hotel, at 34 South Clark street, -was built in 1883 and is one of the oldest buildings in the loop district. Fifty of the 202 guests in the 179 rooms were on the fifth floor. Most of them fled down fire escapes. The most seriously injured was a woman registered as Bessie Wilson a small amount in comparison to of nearby LaGrange, HI. She was the more than a year government revenue total. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Becoming cloudy early tonight. Light snow beginning late tonight or early S753.69 A friend from Kellogg, box of clothing. forenoon. Colder tonight 24 still unconscious from shock early today. The others were treated for cuts and shock. None was in critical condition. Admiral Dumas Dead London Admiral -Philip Wylie Dumas, 80, British torpedo expert in World War I, died today at his home in Brockbam, Surrey. V in 1918. (Tuesday 'and Tue ___ ten in rural areas; high Tuesday He was naval aide to King George 26. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 36; minimum, 26; noon, 29; precipitation, trace. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 37; minimum 21; noon, 27; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- River stages at the middle Willam- ette valley cities were expected to top flood stage by three and four feet. No Report Cards At Baltimore Schools Baltimore (ff) Johnny and Mary don't have those report card jitters at P. S. 18. There are no report cards to get jittery about. The school did away with the slips at the beginning of the term after parents raised a protest about the "S" and "U" reports the school issued. They said they wanted to be more informed of their offsprings' progress. So now the parents, on their own initiative, visit the teachers and confer on the progress their chil- dren are making. That's all there is to it Truman Asks Pay for Cabinet Posts morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Prec. Chicago ............51 28 Denver .............64 36 Des Moines .........42 33 Duluth .............29 1 Int. Falls ..........27 Kansas City ........59 42 Los Angeles ........66 36 Miami .............80 73 Paul ......30 16 New York .........53 48 .09 Seattle .............44 37 .09 Phoenix ............76 38 Washington ........53 42 .01 j Winnipeg ............0 Washington President Truman asked Congress today to raise the pay of cabinet offi- cers from to a year and to boost salaries of other top-level government offi- cials. The President presented his recommendations through Bud- get Director James E. Webb who. said the government must pay higher wages to pull the best men into government. Webb told a-Senate postoffice and civil service subcommittee the President favors overhauling the entire pay structure, on the higher level. Webb proposed salaries of to for under secretaries, assistant secretaries, heads of independent agencies, boards and commissions. "I Webb said, "that the government cannot continue on a sound basis over a long period if its most important positions of leadership and res- ponszbility must be filled by men who have private salaries or by men without private means who serve at too great a personal sacrifice." things at prewar prices. President Hassil E. Schenck of the Indian Farm Bureau told an Ameri- can Farm Bureau federation con- vention conference that a prewar price structure would bankrupt the federal government. The government, he said in a pre- pared talk, would not be able to, raise enough money to keep operat- ing and pay interest on the public debt. "A great hazard in our country Schenck said, "is the ap- parent disposition of _ the public to want prewar pork cfiops, the pre- war dozen of eggs, the prewar bushel of corn, etc. "If that's what the people really want, they don't want a national income approximating as we now have. They don't even want a national Income." He said a prewar price structure would mean a national income of (Continued on Page 10, Column 5.) SLUMPING Truman Receives 40-Pound Turkey President Tru- man today received for his Christ- mas dinner a 40-pound turkey described as "one torn that got into iie White House." The big bird was presented by the poultry and egg national board and iie National Turkey federation. Mr. Truman also received a 12- jound turkey from the same groups. They called it an "apartment-sized" turkey from Beltsville, Md. The big- ger one was raised in Minnesota. The presentation took place on the xirch outside Mr. Truman's White Jouse office. In turning over the 40 pounder, Grayton McCulley, of Maple Plain, Minn., chuckled and told Mr. Tru- nan: "Here' is one Tom that got into White House." Mr. Truman grinned broadly at the allusion to his unsuccessful op- jonent in the presidential election, Sovernor Thomas E. Dewey of New York. Mr. Truman told the delegation he plans to take both turkeys to his lome in Independence, Mo., where e will spend Christmas. The President remarked that there are about 25 members of his family who will be present for Christmas dinner, and that that would a lot of turkey. headquarters announced. Police Power Abuses Hit by Supreme Court Washington The Supreme Court cracked down today on what it ruled were abuses of police power. By a 6-3 vote, it threw out con- victions of two Washington men for violating gambling laws be- cause police secured their evidence by forcing thoir way into a room- ing house and peeping over a trans- om. By a 5-4 vote, it set aside the theft conviction of a Washington man on grounds that police detain- ed him unlawfully for 30 hours. During the detention, police secured an alleged confession from the man In a third case, the court rulec 6-3, that Pennsylvania courts shoulc jive a hearing to Elmer TJveges who s serving 20 to 40 years in the west- ern Pennsylvania penitentiary for aurglary. Uveges complained that ii 1938, when he was 17 years- old 3e was arrested; held for two weeks without being permitted to com- municate with anyone; charged with burglary and convicted without Slaving a lawyer. Tax Raids Made At Wausau, Hurley Madison, Wig. The state beverage tax division raided enter- tainment spots in Wausau and Hur- ley during the weekend, resulting in several arrests, D. H. Pritchard, division director, reported today. Prichard and nine investigators participated. Gambling equipment was seized In three places in Hurley and two in the Wausau area, Prichard said. Equipment included two roulette a dice table and numbers 40-Day Coal Stockpile Curbs Lewis coal the By Harold W. Ward Washington A soft stockpile big enough to last country 40-odd days has led to speculation over how John L. Lewis may be viewing this potential threat to his bargaining position. Some operators are wondering whether Lewis will call some kind of mine shutdown to trim the above- ground reserves. Any -big supply of coal such Assembly Ends Paris Session; In New York Next By Francis W. Carpenter Paris over the drubbing she has taken in the United Nations general dropped diplomatic niceties last (night to issue a no-compromise warning to the West. Andrei Y. Vlshinsky, Soviet deputy foreign minister, attacked Britain and the United States in the closing minutes of the Paris assembly. That part of the session usually is reserved for expressions of praise and hopeful thoughts for the future. John Foster Dulles, acting chairman of the U. S. delegation, led off to traditional fashion. But Vishlnsky strode to the ros- trum and reviewed every case in which the Russians had fought the West. This is not the time, ht said, for "paeans of praise." He said the Russian delegation could not speak of any affirmative results in Paris. He declared the session would be described in history as one which took further steps to- ward a policy of wrecking Interna- tional cooperation. Meets in N. Y, Nert The assembly adjourned at p, m., to meet again in New York April 1, 1949. Vishlnsky's outburst came soon after the Russian bloc had taken severe beating in the assembly. The delegates voted 48 to 6 witn one abstention (Sweden) to endorse the government of the republic of Korea (South The vote also continued a U, N. Korean commission and instructed it to seek again to unify Korea. Rus- sia has barred the U. N. commission from northern Korea where she has set up a "people's republic." Vishlnsky, who has lost every ma- jor fight -with the West in the as- sembly, tried vainly to do away with the Korean commission. On this pro- posal too, the vote was 46 to t against him. The end of the Paris assembly, the longest so far In the world body's history, found the-western powers and Russia further apart than ever. But many delegates said they were relieved. They said they had arrived In Paris last September fearing war might break out; they, axe going home feeling more optimistic about the tons and ready for use as already mined Is bad for the miners when they are negotiating a new contract. The operators can drive a better bargain when they are not under pressure from in- dustry and home owners to get a peace. The Major Decisions major questions which the assembly disposed of were: 1. Creation of a Palestine concili- ation commission made up of the U. S., France and Turkey. It will take over the work of the U. N. mediator. 2. It wrote a world declaration of human rights which the Russians refused to approve. The U. N. now jlans to write a treaty on human rights. 3. Wrote a treaty outlawing geno- cide (mass destruction of racial, religious, ethnical or national ;roups.) 4. Condemned Yugoslavia, Albania Girl Dead of Polio Aberdeen, S. D. Shirley Javls, eight-year-old Mr. and. Mrs. John jar at Wausau, and two slot ma- chines, dice boxes and game tables at Hurley. The Wausau places, Prichard said, were In the names of Harry Dunn, town of Rib Mountain, and Archie C. Haight, K. F. D. 3. Hurley raids daughter of were made at Club Fiesta, the Leon Davis, Watertown, died of polio here. It was the llth fatality of the season. Showboat and a building in an alley at the rear of the Fiesta, Prichard said. have helped Lewis in his last two contract battles with the operators. But the present wage agreement does not expire until next June 30, so the stockpile may shrink natural- y long before then. When Lewis called the miners out last March in his pension dispute with the operators, there was an above-normal 30-day supply of about (Continued on Page 10, Column 4.) 40-DAY House in Which 4 Persons Died Never Inspected A coroner's jury heard Saturday that a rooming house, scene of a fatal fire, had been inspected because the struc- wfire passengers crew members of Allied ships. Many were machine- gunned after surviving the torpedo- special committee on the Balkans. 5, Approved the government of the republic of Korea, set up on the basis of elections held lait May un- der the supervision of the U. N. Korean commission. The Korean commission was recreated with only seven members, instead of-nine. 6. Instructed the U. N. atomic en- ergy commission and the U. N. com- mission for' convent.onal armaments to keep trying for a world agree- ment to regulate atomic energy and armaments. Four Jap Admirals Get Prison Terms Yokohama. Four former admirals of the Japanese navy to- day were sentenced to prison terms ranging from eight to 20 years for responsibility in the deaths of more than 800 persons. They commanded Japan's sub- Pacific. Those slain ture was listed as a two-family flat. The jury is investigating the deaths of Mrs. Florence Dlnger and three of her four small children, who died when the building burned November 28. The testimony on the building's classification was given by Captain Paul Gabbel, director of the fire .department's fire prevention bu- eau. Gabbei said his department's rec- ords listed the dwelling as a two- family flat type of dwell- ing is not subject to inspection by the department as an apartment would be. "The only way we have of ascer- taining the type of a he added, "Is through the city direc- tory." Dane County Coroner David C. Atwood asked Gabbei whether he believed the structure which burned should have been classified differ- ently. Gabbei replied he believes it should have been listed as an apart- ment. The hearing, which has listened to 60 witnesses in four days, was recessed until Wednesday. tag of their ships. Convicted were Vice-Admirals Te- ruhisa Komatsu, Hisashl Ichioka, Eisashi Mito and Rear Admiral Nobruru Ishizaki. Eleven lesser navy personnel received terms of from one to ten years. Twenty-three defendants were acquitted previous- ly. 10 SHOPPING PAYS LEFT CHHStWf ;