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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1949, Winona, Minnesota COLDER TONIGHT, CLOUDY SUNDAY rAN FARE STARTS TUESDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 268 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, 31, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Highway 35 Work Set 1950 What Winona Did in '49 1. Dedication of new municipal airport and administra- tion building. 2. Installation of parking meters. 3. Virtual completion of five miles of interceptor sewers, providing potential service to nearly the entire city. 4. Installation of new street signs. 5. Completion of small-boat harbor and river road in East End. 6. Surfacing of Main street and Lake park drives. 7. Start of construction of lateral sewers and accompany- ing water mains. What Remains to Be Done 1. A municipal auditorium. 2. Expansion of the sewage disposal plant to avoid pollu- tion of the Mississippi river. 3. Resumption of Lake Winona beautification program and re-routing of highway 61, 4. An outdoor swimming pool. 5. More municipal parking lots in business district. 6. More new housing. 7. Small-boat harbor on Latsch island and municipal river terminal. 8. Modernization of business district. 9. New levee wall. 10. Continued street improvements. 11. Dredging of Crooked as an velopment. 13. Completion of Pleasant Valley road. industrial de- Story of 'Forties7 Reveals Prosr ess By The Associated Press The tired old having run their stormy course of life and i death, bow out tonight, and turn the world over to a brand new decade J At midnight, men and women around the world clasp hands with a new year, and a new era. It is an occasion of cherished hopes and promise.; of new determination, of optimism mingled with a trembling lear of. echoes of the past sounding a future of good or evil, of an end TODAY- U. S. Feared Drifting Off Course Ey Joseph and Stewart Alsop the beginning oi each new yenr, it is customary and a beginning. And of all this, men will cele Oj m. more usiml sort of welcome tojri of bomb and of a n ork' j Nevertheless, the timing corn- Chorus girls will prance across manded attention at home and nrrnp Irt tHpTlm? HOllVWOOQ n___J___.-_ Af f. stages in glittering Hollywood night spots, and a Moscow orches- tra will blare a symphony of wel- come to the 1950s. abroad. Coming in the midst of a crisis produced by communist con- quests in China, the announcement I followed by a day two other sig- j.t.v, iiunuweu uy uuy To some, it is a time for count-jnlfleant developments: ing the hours of the decade that i. The meeting of the National cticn ii6w vciiit iL 15 A. _ for newspaper men to try to done, for remembering the rec- security council top policy-mak- into the'future. In these days, ord and _stud_ylng its_ lessons. however, the crystal ball is very gets or more in annual pay. Employers, an estimated 000 of them, will increase their contributions to match. The 50 per cent rise will take about 000 more each year from the in- come of wage earners and man-j clouded, and the shapes to be dim ly discerned therein are far from pleasing. It may be permissible, then, to substitute a recollection expansion ism in the Par East were report- edly offered by the state and de- President 2. The Navy's' disclosure that a will be The scene was n country between two ideologies. in England, in tile late spring of 1948. Luncheon was over, and the But it also was a story of ro- icheon was over, and naore money for most, early afternoon sun ..streamed a mmiou men coming home in through the high windows. One to nunt their dreams, of the few authentically great international kind of charity.j in the world was talking. bridcs brought from across the! ing with a huge cigar to drive of new h0pe for the persecut-j home his points. nf EtiroDe of the birth of an! cruising in Asiatic waters. The joint chiefs consist of Gen- eral Omar N. Bradley, chairman, the Army's General J. Lawton Col- lings, Air Force General Hoyt S. inberg, and Navy Adrninis- Forrest P. Sherman. To Our Military Position seas, of new hope for the persecut-j Any mgn strategy talks they cd of Europe, of the birth of anlhold wjth MacArtnur undoubtedly his points. cd of Europe, Of the birth of anlhold with MacArthur undoubtedly The_talk was an astomohing.iuncertain the United jwm embrace the future military Buttering, bewildering s t r e n. m.; NatSons and a new development ition Unlted states in the sometimes uproariously t u n n television. sometimes sicidly Far East as welj as the current Nations ana oi a proanously television. _ __ sometimes acidly shrewd, some werfi ft fgw things communism. times deeply moMng Here was tbe and Qne top0rtant question involves effort to the great_ man must find their maturity I {uture of Arnericari occupation seemed hardly conscious of the d success or failures in whpn trpatv with and others at the table. Here rather fjfUes was the rich, instinctive outpour-! The Outi0ok was not all good, ing of n vast vitality, n powerful jbut lt was better than it was ten intelligence, a personality wben that period was iv summincr UD not n few fnrv nf march- ..MWV i me luiure ui Ajuciiuaii occupation or failures in when a peace treaty with Japan is signed which may ly summing up not n ies of history s of history. iillt, arniles and sounding cannon AT A CERTAIN MOMENT, the Xmerica Was prosperous. Lif i ilUUULf New York The Associated j taxes in the coming year. Collec- awaJ' fort .t Press index of 35 important whole-jtions were in the past MacArthur may have hmted at commodity prices this weekjyea.r, and was paid the answer in a New Year s state- slightly to 160.07 from 160.44 out in benefits, ment to the Japanese people nHthl triTrt AI v. America was prosperous, jjiie great man took cognizance of strong in the veins of the lact that one in his audience was.Ncw york stoci; Exchange, whose an American. he span the country and meas- musinply. and puffed at his cigar, :ufe its pocketbook. It closed out as though searching for the best old year on a three-year rec- wtiy to dispose of this large subject. he went on.j -Ncw Kelisrioas Vigor "is like a great and powerful: was a pulsing new vigor horse, pulling- all the rest of religious life of the land, is half from here. Flames quickly burned the wooden structure to the ground, but were prevented from spread- ing to the house about 100 feet away __ and other farm buildings. Minor damage was done in an- other fire here Thursday afternoon at the Glen Bennett residence. Mr. Bennett discovered a hunt- ing jacket on fire in a back store room Thursday afternon. Flames spread to the wall before he could throw several pails of water on them and put the blaze out. Ori- gin was not known. Commodity Prices Decline Slightly Social Security Tax Increase Due Tonight By Sterling F. Green Washington At midnight tonight the social security tax on the paychecks of about workers will jump from one per cent to one and one-half per cent. The rise first in the 13-year history of federal old age and sur- vivors' insurance, will bring a tax of a year on each worker who agement. For the present, old age pen- sions won't be any bigger. They start at a month minimum. The average is The maximum now is Pending in the Senate is a bill, already approved overwhelmingly by the house, to increase the pen Minneapolis Fire JDrives 100 From Apartment Building About 100 per Nearby Badger Projects Total Million Dollars Bluff Siding, Fountain City Road To Be Straightened Wisconsin roads at Winona's front door are due for improvements at a cost exceeding one million dollars in 1950. The announcement of the propos- ed projects was made today by T. M. Reynolds, Wisconsin state high- way commission division engineer at La Crosse. Closest of the big jobs contemplat- ed by the state is the proj- ect between BluS Siding and Foun- jtain City. It is a portion of a gen- jeral program to improve highway 135, the river road. The projects at a glance: Bluff Siding to Fountain 35, 5.7 miles with p-ading, drainage, seven bridges and high-type of surfacing. Estimated cost, Alma Mate of highway of mile, grading and surfacing. Estimated cost, Trempealeau way 35, west limit of the coun- ty to Gilesville, grading and concrete surface, 10-5 miles. Es- timated cost, In addition to this series of jobs close to Winona which totals well over one million dollars, an addi- tional two millions dollars of high- way and bridge improvements are scheduled in other parts of Buffalo, Trempeaieau, Pepin and, Jackson counties. TrempesJean Work Outlined In Trempealeau county, expenditure is expected for state and federal truck highway im- provements, it was disclosed this week. The major portion of this will be used to surface state high- ways 54 and 35 with bituminous topping and to build a new bridge Washington Millions of across the Trempealeau river at s r --a -sarssia surance refund melon January to She Buffalo county line. The Veterans administrationiwhere the work would merge with said yesterday that on that contemplated improvements up- fiver to Fountain oity. checks will start rolling out at the BluII siding-Fountain City rate of a day. June 30 is are about 50 per cent complete, the target date for completing the the division office announced today. VA Insurance Checks Start Rolling Jan. 16 operation. The checks, ranging frorn sons were driven from their apart-i Government economists expect No definite starting date has been on set, but officials said it is presumed jthat work will be completed before cents to will average about tne end the next construction per veteran. (season. ments at a.m. luuay wucu sion and insurance benefits by an npr rent. fire broke out in a three story ments at a.m. today stimulating effect on business. Present plans call for surfacing this portion of highway 35 with average of 70 per cent. veragc ui yei i---- If approved by the building at 2108-2116 Fourth most legislators say it will avenue south, Minneapolis. this measure will boost_the mini- mum pension David Llnder, 45, operator of a a stimulating elfect on ousiness. concrete: There will be They have given the big windfall conslderabie improvement in allgn- result of excess funds seven new brtdEC5 are in up by premium payments on 1 spot among fac tors they expect to bring good Iment, and seven new bridges are in ,._- plans. Plenty of Grading .1 mum for an a month. f .vid Linder, operator oi a expect to brlng; good] afc present curves cleaning establishment where business conditions throughout lhe base the bluffs and About more workers would be covered, if the Senate adopts the House formula. These would include domestic servants, the self employed, employes of local governments, and others not now protected. The tax would ap- ply to the first of income, instead of the present Without assuming that all this will take place, the Federal Sec- lurity agency says it will collect about in payroll iif'tolthe fire started, raced through the first half of 1950. ialong the river. Much heavy grading i apartment halls arousing tenants. in thls Bector' high' his hand breaking a window. Hejmoney will be spent for was taken to general hospital for j of old debts, and the purchase Linder suffered a severe cut on treatment. Linder said the [homes, real estate, and cars, fire started] order- About 20 canaries in Bessie's Bird Haven were suffocated by the smoke. Firemen confined the ment to the Japanese people and compared with AJJ couections go into a trust t -ii u J1T7.18 a year ago. now holds He told them they win have thej base ear 1926 equals and are -invested in govem- inalienable rieht of self-defenseUnn ,__j. 4 4.1 blaze to the rug cleaning company acknowledged most of them. How- collections go into a trusti- inalienable right of self-defense'100 against unprovoked but at) the industrial and the same time he strongly support- j ]ivestock parts Of the index out- ed Japan's constitutional provision weJErned advances in the food, grains renouncing war and prohibiting cotton and non-ferrous metals .Tannnese armed forces. ______ cfjooH-o forces. The combination of these two right of self-defense by country without .armed forces horse, pulling all the rest oi rciiejous life of the land, a country without armed forces world up the hill to peace and Pros-jand many church leaders movedj_raised a question which officialsi perity." There was another into the stream the State department declined' "America, a great and noule -ppvimy vpinforce Textiles held steady. The index, with comparative fig- ures for a week ago and a year ago, follows: a great country." At this point, the great fixed his American guest with events seeking to reinforce 'morality of a nation and Its peo- Science captured new ground in inquiring: eye, pointed his closing days 0{ the old year. as though to say, siana ana ue- Dr ,ybert Einstein brought for- and posed a question. ft new concept that promised "But sometimes I ask myself, ja possible new understanding of he said, "and now I ask you, wilT.. vmiverse in the year's ahead. discuss. >tav the However, MacArthur may have meant that American troops may, in effect, be relied upon by the Japanese for defense of their coun- try. It is known that the U, S. like to keep American troops in Japan under some ar- ithe universe in the year's ahead. rangement giving them base rights and closer co-operation in even a Japanese peace treaty Industrials 150.08 Livestock i1! V W O-UU. kflUOd At that time, the answer wasitecklmg physical secrets was not difficult, even to sc meeting here of the Ameri- ing a questioner. The Marshall Association for the Advance- plan was just getting under way. ment Sciencej wnich today fln- Alrcady. American thg blggest scientific meet- in the Atlantic pact and the mil- tho itary aid program was clearly foreshadowed. Despite the unvary- ing in the nation's history. The nation was working on .its social problems. In its slow, loresnaaowea. uie problems. In its slow, ing confusion of Washington, ev-; sturnbling democratic fashion, it (Continued on Face 11, Column trying to Wipe out its wrongs ALSOFS land injustices. J No Paper Monday Because there will be a ten- era! cessation of business throughout the nation Monday, The Republican-Herald win omit publication on that dajv; 35 commodities "Werk Ore. 30 .160.07 177.18 .2CH.M 20T44 236.00 lolVeSLOCK............rfvl-u-. Grains and cotton ...173.35 173.26 186.91 Iment bonds. The accumulated reserve is nec- essary to meet the' payments of! future pensions. The outgo will in-1 crease steadily until at least 1980, as more and more workers reach age 65 with longer records of in- sured employment. Total collections are actually running behind the level neces- sary to meet future 'pension claims. But FSA officials say that if Congress permits the tax to rise as scheduled ia the House bill. Factories in Ruhr Being Restored Dnesseldorf, Germany A German official said today that every dismantled factory in the Ruhr area, "except the real ar- mament is being re- stored to operation. Eric Noelting, minister of eco- nomics of the North Rhine-West- phalian state government, issued the statement to the press. perpetuity. The pending bill would boost the tax to two per cent each on employer and employe in 1951: to two and a hylf per cent in 1960, to three per cent in 1965, and to three and one-fourth per cent in 1970. FSA reports that Americans were receiving social security benefits ha Ocftber, the last month for which figures were available. They were receiving monthly payments totaling located on the ground floor. State Weed Loss 100 Million St. R. A. Trovatten, state commissioner of agriculture, said last night that weeds cost Minnesota fanners" about last year but a spray for- mula called is helping, bring the weeds under control. I starting January 16. _____ county projects for completion in 1950, in D those on highway 35, are follows: Highway 25 Misha Mokwa to Pepin county line, grading and surfacing-, 6.5 miles, cost J spend the money for government jbonds. The _governmentJstrymgi _ AIma to Cream, grading and surfac- ing-, 6.5 miles, cost Connty highway E State highway 95 to Wanmandee, sur- facine 2-4 miles, cost Merrick State Park, Fonntain City, park road improvements Pepin County plied him with Bother pair. Acrid smoke which filled mostjbear thg carrjed on wartime of the building forced firemenjpayroU checks: "Use wisely, invest to wear rrifl.fiks. U_ TT KonHc U. S. savings The Veterans administration has received applica- tions for the refunds, and has ever, about of the acknow- ledging letters have been returned because the veterans moved In Pepin county, highway 25 will without leaving forwarding ad-ibe graded and surfaced from Durand dresses !to the Buffalo county line, a dis- These" veterans will have to re-'tance of 2.3 miles at a cost of apply or send more up-to-date in-'000. formation. 1o' irmauon i Jackson county will grade and sur- Of veterans who tookjface highway 95 from Hixton to out G.I.' policies, more than Center, a distance of 6.2 miles, 000 have Payments to a cost of ficiaries of 'these will be handled j This is a project that highway separately from the mailings 95 boosters have worked hard to On the Inside Pa9e BISHOP'S INSTALLATION MILLION DOLLAR NOVITIATE WINONA INDUSTRIAL SUMMARY paSe 7 HIGHWAY 61 PROJECT iu NEW HOMES IN WINONA GOODVIEW DOUBLES SIZE CITY MAKES STRIDES WINONA KNITTING MILLS PLASTI INDUSTRIES HOW VETERANS FARED CHRONOLOGY FOR 1949 YEAR ON THE FARMS ACCIDENTS IN AREA WISONA ATHLETE OF YEAR 3 11 lz 14 20 (Continued on Pace 22, Column 6.) HIGHWAY WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and colder tonight; low 28 in city. 22 in country. Sunday partly cloudy and colder. High 32. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 49; minimum, 24; noon, 40; precipitation, trace: sun sets tonight at sun rises tomor- row at Additional weather on 22. ;