Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER Fair. much InftlfMl Full Wire Report of The Associated Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 294 WINONA. MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 2. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS COMING Be rare your new radio can It. SIXTEEN PAGES MATTER OF FACT Refugees Flee From Russians Jonrph mill Hlrwnrl Almip lliwwi (lurlc It Ifl hriirtcnliiK (tint the hopo of frrrrtom Mumld ivlwi.yo mirvlvc, ii in thp minds of nirti and women formrd nnd conditioned to ncrvltudc, truth him been umply proven It cun now bo rlo.wd on hlKh iiuthorlty, by ftoinrthlMK very f it maMtxodiw fmm tho Hovlnt :finn of Orrmnny. Srn r n 11 y, by Klrulth and In dmiKiT, Riinniu Thr Of rvrry kind itncl huvr brrn tlw border Into the wrr.trrn seone-.i. ever itlnco thr rntl of the wur. Thin n" mutter of n Krnv- chfiiko or two, who finds hlmnclf brycmd thr drriid rcucli of tho tiec- rrl pollrr arid choor.en freedom bo- CBUXP It I" fiilrly nisy to do no. Tho total of thti.ii- who tinvn fled, nc- rordlnif to nn cstlmiitn from nn undoubted wnirrr. nbove mm and women. Nor are these French omlgrces, wuttllnR from the guillotine, or Jewish refUKre-i, flecliiK from the terror of the Reich. They hnve nothing to four which Is not foarrd by everv other of thn Soviet Rtiitr. They no reason for dld- content whleh not nhured by 000.00 others. They urr simply Ru.i- ulnns. who hnve been willing to risk their lives unel to estrnniso them- selves forever from the lunel that them birth, In order to escape thn Iron grip of the Soviet nyntem, jristory nfford.H no parallel for such mnwi 'dlxloyiilty, And whnt makes the phenomenon nil the moro In- credible, all tho more meaningful, Is thr presence among those who rmve Heel of n disproportionately hlKh percentiice of thosii whom the. Hovlet system has inont ftoncrouMy fnvored mid trusted. ONI.V 40 rKU cent of the tottil lire simple Russian soldiers, A full 80 per cent arc officers or officials, and of these officers nnd officials, nearly hulf have occupied posts nbovo the rnlddlo rank of Impor- tance.