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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 266 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 29, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES SNOW IS It's also a nuisance when It clogs city thoroughfares. In the center photo by Staff Photographer John Hoffman, the scenic asset or snow Is shown. The picture was taken on the campus of the College of Saint Teresa this morning and shows the chapel tower bordered by a snow-laden tree. But In the other two pictures by Staffer Merritt Kelley, the labor that a heavy snowfall brings to street department crews Is shown. At left, a loader picks up snow banked against the curbing at Third and Main' streets and heaps It In a city truck. At right, the truck dumps Its load into the Mississippi river at the waterworks at the foot of Johnson street. Republican-Herald photo The Alsops Airlift Impresses Europe Rumors Persist Chiang Has Decided to Resign By Harold K. Milks all corners of China today came national- ist military leaders to talk war or peace with Chiang Kai-shek. There were recurrent reports here that Chiang, after more than 20 years at China's helm, had decided to quit. The aging president, urged by many to quit, called the confer- By Joseph Alsop ence it probably will start tomorrow. On its decision may rest the Wiesbailen, Germany Next future of nationalist China, beset on the north by conquering com- the European recovery program, the] munists. Even as the warlords, generals and leaders arrived in Nanking, a government source revealed that a red underground organiza- tion was hard at work only two miles from the capital. A hint that Chiang, or his nationalist leaders under a new chief, would carry on the flght came late in the day. General Chen In Europe, deeply affecting the poll- tlcal thinking Russians alike, the airlift should be stirring. of Europeans and To Americans also, The airlift is no longer Cheng, former army chief of staff, was appointed governor of however, as a brave, dramatic and dangerous last minute expedient, such as it was in the early days of the pany." have in fact quietly directed that planning for the Berlin airlift should proceed on the assumption that it will continue for three years. And there is no more flavor of emer- gency about the present airlift oper- ation than there is about the operations of the New York Central railroad. What Is stirring about the air- lift, rather, is simply the showing of an often vaunted, but not always conspicuous trait American effi- ciency. For the first time the famous Taylor system for avoiding wasted industrial motion has been imported from manufacturing Into air transport. The man who has made this surprising application off old principles is Major General Wil- liam Tunner, who made his first large scale experiments what can only be called assembly line air cargo movement in the days of the airlift over the hump. What has been done here Is simply ;o bring the effort to organize air, transport like an assembly line to: a sort of peak of completeness. In- evitably all romance of the "widej blue yonder" variety has had to be tossed out the window, 'or the es- sence of the whole business, as in the business of an industrial assem- bly line, is to reduce every individ- (Continucd on Page 6, Column 2.) ALSOPS Formosa by the executive Yuan His appointment, plus the fact the navy and air force have moved some of their headquarters units to the big island off the Full Details Of Greenland Rescue Awaited Efforts May Cost Government Close To Half a Million Washingrton UP) The Air Force proudly counted among its achieve- ments today the daring rescue of I 12 marooned airmen from a bleak Greenland Ice cap. The hero of the new northland saga Is 32-year-old Lieutenant Col- Zero Weather Roads Open After 8-Inch Snow onel j. Beaudry of Manchester, >m way between Shanghai, and Canton, _might presage N. H._ He big specially- flight of China's government there if Nanking is attacked. North of the Yangtze it appeared almost all over lor Chiang's men. A few pockets held out, notably in Peiping and Tientsin and General Tu Li-ming's red-surrounded force 50 miles south of Suchow. None seemed to have any chance of getting out. Nanking was filled with rumors of peace. One source described the forthcoming meeting as a "roll call" of those national leaders who still retain personal followings either military or civil in order to determine the feaslblity of continuing the war with the communists. Another Quake Shakes Reno, Dishes Rattle Reno, Reno, shaken by a series of seven earthquakes Monday night, got ar Einstein Taken To Brooklyn Hospital to Rest New York Professor Albert Einstein is In a hospital here, but a spokesman says "he's perfectly O. K. He's smok- ing his pipe and doing his work In bed." The spokesman said the re- nowned scientist and pioneer in atomic energy research was admitted yesterday to the Jew- ish hospital of Brooklyn for a rest and observation only. Asked if Einstein's condition was serious, the spokesman said, "certainly not." He said Einstein, who will be 70 next March, was brought to the hospital by Dr. Rudolph Nissen, a New York physician. Einstein is best known for his work on atomic energy and his exposition of the theory of relativity. Rita Hayworth, Prince Aly Fly Governor Younpdnhl at the northern end of the! London Prince Aly Khan, ly named M. to_ be San joaquin valley and 75 miles heir to a fabulous Oriental fortune, slipped off to the continent today with red-haired, movie actress Rita Hayworth in the Prince's private The quake today, was reported at a, m. and rattled windows and dishes in a wide section of town. The quake, preceded by a definite rumble and followed by a minor trembling, was of but a few seconds to but appar- ently spread through the Sierra Ne- vada into a large section of north- em California's Sacramento valley, i Marysville, almost due west of' Reno, and approximately 80 miles away, felt the quake at the same time. Police reported hundreds were St. Paul ww- F. A. Amundson. awakened by the temblor and that Minnesota commissioner of banks, some windows were broken both in resigned today to become vice-pre-1 the downtown and residential sldent and director of the Midway Marysville areas. Amundson Accepts St. Paul Position equipped C-47 transport on the wind-swept cap yesterday and In 38 minutes was airborne again with a dozen jubilant 'passengers. Long hours later, however, only the sketchiest details of the drama' tic operation.were known here. But before communications out of the frozen northland failed word came through that the rescued men were safe and apparently sound at Blule West Air Force base on southwest Greenland. Seven oJ the men had been strand- ed since December 9, when their own C-47 was forced down. Three previous rescue attempts resulted only In adding five more men to the encampment. But at a. m. Central Stan- ard Time, yesterday, Colonel Beau- dry skillfully set his big ship down, on the cap. Thirty-eight minutes (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) FLIERS Drifting Seen In Some Areas, Driving Tough George Morgan, 27, and Frank Rosenberry, 32, died in a truck crash involving three tankers on an Icy highway five miles north of Norristown, Pa., early this morning. Above shows flaming truck in which Morgan died. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) National bank of St. Paul. The rcsipnnUon will January 15. become effective Marysville was the only spot re-j porting any damage, although the! tremors were felt as far south as; acting commissioner. Wcnzel T.CAV is deputy commissioner. Amundson has been connected with tlie banking department for 25 years. He has been commissioner since J939. south of Marysville. Police reported the shocks were WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Clearing and much colder tonight with diminish-j ing winds: low five in the city to near zero in the country. Thursday fair: somewhat warmer in the after- noon. High Thursday 28. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24! hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 33; minimum, 28: noon, 32; precipitation .62 (8 inches sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Free. distinctly felt at the Sacramento police station, although not severe enough to cause damage. The Pacific Gas Electric Com- pany reported a quake was felt in one of tions. its San Francisco substa- plane. "I am in too much of a hurry to say anything about our plans but I will say that we are going to Switz- the Prince told reporters Rita would say nothing. Hopes Wane For 30 Aboard Missing Plane Miami, Fla. Hope waned today for the lives of 30 persons aboard a charter plane which dis- appeared on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami. Population At New High The population of the United States reached an all-time high of about at! the close of 1948, the Census bureau reported today. The Increase dur- ing the year was about In a further year-end summary of vital statistics for 1948 the bureau said: The civilian labor Nine Japanese Who Tortured Yanks to Hang Yokohama Death on the gallows decreed today for nine Japanese officers, Including three generals, for the beheading of 33 A fleet of Air Force, Navy and j one working or looking for filers. Seventeen of the Coast Guard planes tuned up at reached in July. That airmen were killed Lt. CoL Emil J. Beaudry Chicago 37 37 Denver 34 7 Des Moines 34 25 Duluth 27 10 International Falls.. 21 10 Kansas City......53 25 Los Angeles 61 39 Miami 75 70 Minneapclis-St. Paul 31 21 New Orleans 67 57 New York 41 31 Seattle ............44 36 Phoenix 58 31 Washington .......50 32 Regma 8 Winnipeg 12 0 U. S. Unlikely to Scatter 'Shots' Against Russians .81 .541 .01! (Editor's Note: This is the second of three stories on "How Muc'i Our Foreign Policy Costs and Eiy John M. Hlfhtower, Associated Press Diplomatic Reporter Washington The TJnitedimight have to be bought. ipected to ask Congress to the world and how It proposes 'ate only about for thejto get It. These three are: European rearmament program dur- ing the new fiscal year beginning next July 1. This amount would cover pack- ing, shipping and other similar as well as any new items that .04 States seems likely to give its anti-j Details are far from complete, but L THE BERLIN AIRLIFT. The cost of supplying Soviet-blockaded Berlin by air is going to run the dawn to resume search over the mile air route to San Juan, the Florida peninsula and the east- ern Gulf of Mexico. The official passenger list, re- leased at San Juan last night, named 25 passengers and a crew of three as aboard the missing craft. Earlier Airborne Transport, Inc., of New York, which leased the plane, said two infants in arms also were aboard. Crew members were Captain Bob Linquist of Fort Myers, Fla., pilot; Ernie Hill, Jr., 22, of Miami, co- pilot; and Miss Mary Burke of Jer- sey City, N. J. stewardess. Many of the passengers were described as Puerto Ricans return- ing to the United States after holi- day visits to relatives. Parking Meter Crackdown Due At Fargo, N. D. Fargo, JT. city of Far- go is going to crack dowi on parking was the highest total In the na- tion's history. Employment in non-farming In- dustries alone reached in November, topping peak of December, the 1942, wartime by more than There were industrial concerns. Married couples numbered were ffirohito broadcast speech. Winona and area plowed out from under eight Inches of snow the heaviest fall of the young season. City, county and state road crews were called out early Tuesday night and by morning had won the bat- tle to keep roads open. By midmorning skies had cleared and the sun was bright. The U. 8. weather station at La Crosso re- ported that near-zero will sweep into the Mississippi val- ley tonight. The mercury is ex- pected to fall to zero In the coun- try and about five above In tho urban areas. Strong winds also were reported to be following the snow. County (Highway Engineer E. P. Efferte said this morning that some Winona county roads which had been opened were beginning to drift over. He predicted that in outlying areas, roads might become Impass- able during the day if the winds continued. Effertz said seven motor graders and five truck plows were in action, Short Cold Wave Seen But the La Crosse station's fed- eral meteorologist, A. D. Sanial, had a cheering word. He said the cold will bs of short duration. The low temperatures from Montana and the Dakotas will be followed short- ly by warmer weather, he said. Meanwhile, in the city the 25-man street department crew was tackling the formidable snow removal job. Three snowplows, which went out at p. m. Tuesday, were still run- ning at noon today. By that hour they had cleared a half dozen of the east-west streets. Street Commissioner Thomas estimated that by midnight Thurs- day all streets and roads in the such outlying areas as Prairie Island and Lake boula- after Emperor be clear. his surrender! When removal of all snow from the downtown area will be accom- Sixtcen other Japanese were as- sessed prison sentences ranging from five years to life by a U. S. Eighth Army commission. Seven other defendants in the mass trial were acquitted. Witnesses testified the U, S. air- Married women workers men were decapitated after they outnumoerea single wwnen told their executions were In plished, however, Is indefinite at the moment. Drivers Rest Because drivers who were out last night were taking time off to sleep this morning, Commissioner Glle could only muster five truck drivers and only one of them could be downtown for snow, removal in con- Air Force between into the red for and this meter violators. Mayor Charles A. Dawson told the city commission yesterday that in recent weeks the number of motor- ists giving meters the "cold treat- ment" has reached 50 per cent. It doubled up" with other New Premier Named in Egypt families. Eight were put to death on Au- gust 10, 1945, and 17 were beheaded on August four hours after Hirohito broadcast his surrender speech. Many of the 33 were used by the Japanese as archery and sword practice targets, witnesses at the trial testified. Condemned to be hanged were, f f Lieutenant General Isamu commander of the western with the loader. Three were operating truck plows and the fifth was driving a cindering truck. But tonight the department plans to tackle the downtown snow re- moval Job on a full scale. Commis- sioner Gile said he would ask tho airport managers to release the ro- tary snowplow from the airport for the assignment downtown. The commissioner said he would on downtown i Cairo, new premier 'army; Major General Kyusaku Pu- nf ctvfF' took over today the reins of govern- ment dropped by the assassinated Mahmoud Fahmy Nokrashy Pasha. He urged Egyptian unity for the struggle in Palestine. The new premier is Ibrahim Abdel fiscal year. By asking Congress to was reported that many automobile vote this much more money before owners are ignoring the meters and commuaUt allies in western officials say they feel confidentltimi- ...'between and Congress will approve the program to do worth of arms next year, as a major move in the cold war. .96 But rvjch of what the Europeans' It will nevertheless pose one of June 3, Mr. Truman at the same defying authorities to do something be asking the lawmakers about it. stamp their formal okay City Attorney E. T. Coamy. Jr., in the way of military equip. 56.ment is already available in Army, Berlin in the face of terrific the great foreign policy issues of Russian pressure to get us out. American determination to sticklsaid the district court in Fargo re- and Air Force storehouses. It ..jean be slipped abroad at a fraction ..jOf its original cost. (also the new session. 2. GREEK-TURKISH AID. Pres- Presidcnt Truman ex- question of what this country wants! will focus attention on the I (Continued on Page 7. Column 4.) U. S. UNLIKELY cently declared the initiated meas- ure banning meters unconstitutional. The matter is now to the hands of the state supreme court. The commission voted to enforce tlie meter regulations until the high court rules on the matter. JHadi Pasha, who was chief of the royal cabinet. He is expected to carry out Egypt's policy toward Israel much as Nokrashy Pasha would nave done. King Farouk made the appointment. The cabinet was readjusted. Nokrashy Pasha was shot to death at his office yesterday by a Fuad I university student who disguised himself in a second hand police uni- form to gain admittance. The stu- dent, was arrested. Police said he was Abdel Hamid Ahmed Hassan, 21, a member of the nationalist Moslem brotherhood which Nokra- shy outlawed less than three weeks ago. kushima, assistant chief of staff; Major General Shoshin Ito, chief of the western army legal Colonel Kiyoharu Tomomori, Cap-] tain Yusei Wako, Lieutenant Hlroji Nakayama, Lieutenant Kentaro Toji and Probationary Officer Masahiko Marazaki. Counterfeit Bill Nabbed Quickly Detroit A counterfeit bill bobbed up In exactly the right place for police to snatch it. An innocent citizen offered it payment for his automobile driver's license. The cashier's cage at police headquarters handles those items. Police said tne fake bill was of a would agree to the release, Com- missioner Gile requested all cars to Rotary at Airport The rotary was making good prog- ress at the airport. At 11 a. m. hours after rotary had cleared the long runway, and then it began clearing the north- south runway. Next would come taxiways. Though state arid county roads in Southeastern Minnesota were clear, the Wisconsin highway department said all roads south of a line from La Crosse to Sbeboygan were "bad." At Madison, the Wisconsin divi- sion of the American Automobile association told members to avoid New Yorfc and Chicago. type recently reported circulating in (Continued on Page 7, Column 7.) ZERO WEATHEE ;