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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER FM IS COMING Ha rare your new radio can U> Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48. NO. 7 WINONA. MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 25, 1946 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES MATTER OF FACT Reds Drag Czechs Into Camp ny JoMiph and Stewart Alsop The (trim de velopmenut In Czechoslovakia were plainly foreshadowed us lonR ngo MS last October, by n tense little fiplRodo between President Bonos nnd tho communist stoogo In tho Czech Socialist party. Dr. Klor- llriKor, Tho nllp- I prry Fieri Inner hud Just mndo his miijor effort to itlrllvor Iho Csioch Koclnllsts, bound hntid nnd fool, Into communist The iinppinif, HO then tried to see Denes. Ho wns rofuitfld admittance, but brushed pust Iho nervous secretaries und Kiiurd.i Into tho presence of the old mnn, A violent scenn ensued. Denes told riorllnKor, In pluln terms, thnt hn wux no better thun M trnltor to Czechoslovakia. Jle Hdded thnt ull own Influence, nnd ull thn powers of tho presi- dency, would bo employed to sufe- mtard tho Independence which Xlerllnaer WUK seeklnK to under- mine. Kk-rllrmer, Tor otico unublo to pretend or etiulvocuto, replied with Iientn. he wild, hud best watch his step. "The progressive forces" would hnvo their wuy, what- ever happened, If they were foolish- ly opposed, they would USD force If need bo. Intents hnve now brrn curried out, to the letter. Thin hnn happened beciuiMi the commun'itts worn confronted with n ultuntion in which they could not rupture Kovorrunent by oon- ntltutlonul mcnn.i. After the Bonos- Xlerllnuor episode, tho majority of Socialists rejected FlorllnKor's lond- ernhtp. The non-communist parties achieved a nvnsuro of unity. Bonos, though old und 111, energetically applied all his vusl Influence to MWtttln his country'R Indopondcnoo Nonetheless, trunsformntlon of chosJovaklu Into an Absolutely obed- ient satellite remained nn cwontlnl element In tho Kremlin's European The Czech had lonn before acquired the strength needed for a coup d'etat, by Infiltrating army and labor union louder- ahip and taking control of the Cwch polloo. And so the commu- nists have now nbnndonod consti- tutional methods, and uro seeking to total control In Ciieoho- lUovakla by the open, usn or force. nnkod and The rxMtenee of n eiwplnir ter- ror in wiut noted In this itpncB lust (nil. when the present events were nlso predicted here In The outcome of tho in Prague Is still uncertain; but If the communist coup d'otnt Is successful, whut win follow cun also predicted, with enso. CZECHOSLOVAKIA will (to the way of Hungary. In Hungry, over thp weekend, thn communists were In hnppy procewt of ortwlilnK the remnuntn of Independence nnd out of HunKurlun pollllos. The moat Important Independent Soclivllsl, Antal Bun. wns forced out of the mlnlntry of Industry to mnko way for the oquully slimy Hun- gartivri version of Dr. KlflrtlnKor. Deputy Premier Arpnd tljtkuslts. lllntn were given by thn iron-bunded interior minister, Uujk, thnt the one remulnInK opposition group, the People's Democrntlo purty, would shortly be suppressed despite its loud support for strong Soviet- Hungnrlnn links, Hungury, Polund nnd Uomunln where tho remtiunts of polltlcul liv tlepenclence huvr ulso boon lurKol; 'crushed In the sumo munnnr. nipro wnt Intermndluto singes betwiion Jlulgnrlu und YiiKoaluvlu on tho onnd tho dcndllno lor filing is April 0." "Wo osllmnlo we'll huvo 230 dole' gules on the first bullet at Phila- said Stnsaon, not includ- ing Cnllfornln, If ho filed hero, It would bo his sixth primary tost, ills olhors ul- nwdy iilntod urn In Now Hampshire Wisconsin, Nobruskn, .Oregon und ho will challenge fu- vorllo son, Senator Robert A, Tnft Ttoifurdlng mill nnothor fuvorito, Now York's Governor Thomas E Dowoy, Slnsson said ho hnd receiv- ed no reply to his Invitation to debate mujor Issues. Stnsson, however, snld he had sent u wlro accepting un Invitation to open dobnto with the other nvow- od Kopubllcnn cundldntos oh "Am- orlcu's Town Mooting of tho Air." Tuft, Dowey und Wnrron woro nlso tnvltctl to appear on tho radio forum. Will Irwln Will Irwln, 74, author of aomo 30 volumes of fiction nnd non- notion. mnRihiilno editor nnd World War I correspondent, dlod Tuesday. Irwln. before tho turn of tho century, began his newspaper work, In San Frnn- olnco. Lntor, ho came to Now York. Survivors Include his widow, Mrs. Inox Hnync.s Glll- moro Irwln, horsolf tho author of many novels nnd short stories, nnd n non, Wllllnm Hyde Irwln, u piiInter, ot Sun Francisco. Study W Made for Beat Small-Boat Site By Adolph Dremer The United Stntos nrmy engineers will study nil of Latsch Islnnd to determine the best location for Wi- nona's small-boat hnrbor. That to limit the nrmy'B study to tho upper end of tho the principal ac- complishment at fin engineers-spon- sored river improvements hearing the city bulldinu hero Tuesday afternoon. Only two puraonH, notlrecl nivcr Cnptnln Frank Fuglmv and Arthur Brom, a licensed river pilot, arose at the meeting to protest the selection of tho upper end of the Island us tho site for tho munlclpul harbor, but apparently thcso two lone opposing statements wcro suf- ficient to convince the engineers and 100-odd Wlnonans nt tho meet- ing that tho study should not be limited to tho upper end. However, not a single person ap- peared at the meeting to object to construction of a small-bout harbor hero, and Wlnona presented n uni- fied community front on its desire for tho hnrbor, Tho suggestion that the engineers' Hl.udy bo cxpnndcd to Include tho untlro Island, which lies under the Mississippi bridge und to both sides of it, cumo from Mr. FuRlnn, und Colonel W. K. Wilson, Jr., St. Paul district engineer, wns quick to rec- ommend It to the Interests repre- sented at the hearing. Colonel Wilson asserted that since no field -studies hnd been made, the engineers do not now have sulllclent fuels to say which is the boxt site lower or tho upper that It uppearcd to him that "It's RoltlR to cost moro to produce n hnrbor on tho upper end thnn on Iho lowor end. That's ull right If wo cun arrive nt an economic Jus- tlflcntlon for the upper und." Howovor, he told tho mnall-bonl, hnrbor Interests thnt at present thoro Is n tendency to boost the municipal contribution In the con- struction of small-boat harbors. If, this tendency Is written into Inw, sold Colonel Wilson, Wlnonn should consider the possible extra cost nt the upper end. (Tho present ratio of tho muni- cipal contribution' to the federal contribution Is Illustrated by the estimated costs on tho Winona har- bor: from the city; from tho federal government.) When Dr. D. T. Burt, chairman Of tho Wlnona Community Plan- ning council's small-bout harbor committee, heard Colonel Wilson's request for un study, he declared thnt his committee would to its recommendation of tho upper end unless "the lower end s shown to bo bettor nnd cheaper." Recommendation Favored Tho colonel's recommendation was erected favorably from nil sides. Ho said thnt last September's city council resolution, which selects thej upper end as tho harbor site, can' remain standing for tho present. Any action to change the city's of- ficial choice can come when, the engineers have completed their field studios and can recommend n site, tho district engineer snld. The rec- ommendation, he continued, could >o n combination of the upper and owor ends. First Wnrd Alderman Loyde Pfelf- for declared he was willing to tho whole thing in tho hands of tho jind M. L. Clo- mlnskl, president of tho Winona Civic ussoclntlon, nlso npplaudcd the decision to study tho entire Island. Also concurring in the proposal 'or the expanded study were Leo C. La Frnncc, president of the Winona Association of Commerce, nnd W. J. Thurow, representing tho pleasure bout owners, while R. J. Vcrchotn, jresldcnt of tho Wlnona Rod Gun :lub, applauded the "fine spirit" of (Continued on Pugc 8, Column 4) 3IOHUVII Brother of Huey Long Elected In Louisiana New Orlcana The Longs havo been recalled to power In Lou- isiana. Earl Long, brother of tho late Sen- ator Huey P. Long, received a top- heavy vote over Sam Houston Jones in Tuesday's Democratic runoff pri- mary election for governor. An unofficial count of ballots caul In of the state's precincts gave Long votes to for Jones. Tho nomination assures Long's election in this traditional Demo- cratic stronghold of tho Deep South Republicans, who claimed only about registered voters In Louisiana's general election two years ago havo not yet decided whether they will oven bother to put up a candi- date. Tuesday's vote was a strong come- back for the Long family. Hucy's widow said that if Huey himself were here "ho would bo proud of this Brent victory for the people of the .state." Eight yoara ago, in 1D40, Jones de- feated Earl in the race for tho gov- ernorship and brought to an end the regime set up by Huey Long 12 years Before. In the current contest, Huey Long's 29-year-old son Russell was one of Earl's most active supporters It Is generally expected ho will be a candidate for ofllce soon himself. The new Long regime, Earl Indi- cated today, will seek to outdo the previous one In action but probably not In .showmanship. "We'll improve on everything Huey Earl declared, sitting In hlii home with a few frlend.s recelv Ing election returns. His "number one he said, will bfe raising old-agu pensions to n month. Cupid's been reading fairy tales. The news of Wlnthrop Kockefeller and his beautiful "Cinderella Barbara Sears, proves that it isn't Just in the movies that "Boy Meets Girl." But remember I that the poor guy still gets a rough deal. If It hap. pens to a girl they call her "Cinder- ella." If it hap- pens to B man they call him something else. But this Is sure- I Jy like a nursery tale. We'll find Dob Hope out next that the Bank of America is made of gin- gerbread. Of course, this event didn't fol- low the Cinderella story exactly. Barbara didn't have a glass slip- per. It was more of an open-toed sapphire. And she didn't have a coach that changed back to a pumpkin nt midnight. She rode in a con- vertible that automatically became n yacht when you pushed a but- ton. Marrying a rich, hnndnomc prince Is the dream of every little girl In tho world. Every little girl up to 80. However, I do know of one un- usual girl who never dreams about marrying a rich man, but then Doris Duke has other problems. But, seriously, I want to wish the newlywccls all the success In the world and I know they'll be able to find true happiness. Even 11' they have to look in tho vault. Truman Calls For 3-Point Steel Probe F.B.I. Offices of 16 Companies Official criti- cism of tho stool price boost mount- ed today as the government hunted for signs of a new inflationary spiral. President Truman's order, which sent F.B.I, agents digging into steel Industry j-ccord.s for evidence of possible antitrust law violations, won quick approval of Republican and Democratic leaders alike. Tun LiiutlK Move Senator Robert; A, Tnft, (R.-OllIo) told reporters he was to sec" the administration taking steps to determine whether the law wa.s vi- olated. Taft is chairman of the SonuUj-HoiiM) economic committee which mimmonod three steel in- dustry loaders to a hearing March 2. Senator Albcn W. Bnrklcy the Democratic lender, said: "Every- body is wondering why the terrific price Increase was made. The peo- ple are entitled to know whether II: was Justified." And the Republican governor of a leading steel state, James H. pull of Pennsylvania, said the price hike showed a "shocking disregard for the national welfare." Mr. Truman's call for a full scale Investigation went to three agencies Justice and commerce depart- ments and tho council of economic ndvlNorn. The focal point of Inquiry Is last week's a ton boost in semifinished steel prices, Mr. Truman is due back in Wash- ington from his Caribbean vacation March 5. Steel Companies Silent The 16 steel companies whose ex- ecutive offices were visited by Fed- eral Bureau of Invciitlgatlon men Tuesday were officially silent on the surprise move. Privately, however, one Industry source expressed "amazement" at tho uproar caused by the boost. Ho said it affected so far, only five per''cent of output. 's Wisconsin Warned Gasoline Shortage Expected Soon Madison, stale of Wisconsin is going to have a gaso- line shortage soon, Anthony E. Mad- ler, state fuel administrator, de- clared today. "I am absolutely confident that wo are In for a gasoline ho said. "Petroleum companies havo told mo to expect Jt, and it seems to bo very near." Four bus companies in Wisconsin filed requests for gasoline alloca- tions through Madlcr's office today. Calls from the Racine Motor Coach line, Appleton Inter-City Bus line, Kenosha Motor Coach Com- pany and the Milwaukee and Lake Shore Company were reported. "I have notified companies of pos- sible sources of gasoline, but have no guarantee of a steady Madlcr said. Madlcr said he planned to confer with Governor Oscar Rcnnebohm regarding procedure to follow "should the shortage of gasoline manifest Itself even more Hayfield, Minn., Man Fatally Injured Austin, of a car late Tuesday night result- ed In fatal injuries to Horton E. Houkcm, 23, Hayfield. Houkem was thrown from the machine as it rolled over. Robert The Question Murk on the European Czecho- slovakia would follow other states Into the communlsl-domlnnted answered today as President Eduard Benes announc- ed he has accepted a new cabinet presented by Communist Premier Klcmcnt Gottwald. ________________ 1 Iowa Children Die In Burlington Fire By The Associated Press The nntlon's sicnc of lirc-cUilmini; fires continued today with the worst tragedy bccurlnp; near Burlington, Iowa, where -seven children in a. 14-member family died in a farm house fire today A second disaster occured In Camden, N. where a mother and her three small children perished in a fire which swept nine in a row of 16 homes. In the Iowa fire, frantic efforts by the parents of the seven chil- dren, Mr. and Mrs, Ellsworth Wnterhouse, were futile as the flames flashed through the two- story frame dwelling. The children who died ranged in age-from 10 months to 16 years All were sleeping in upstairs rooms The parents, three sons, and the wife of one of the latter escaped AH tho survivors had downstairs bedrooms. Two other children were away from home. The dead: Betty Jean, 16; Helen Marie, 11; James Allen, eight; Doris Ann, six; Thomas, four; Mary Kay, three; David, ten months. The Watcrhouse farm is near Prairie Grove, n small community ten miles northwest of here. The victims in the Camden blaze were identified as Mrs. Dorothy Evans, and her children, Joan three; George, two, and Tommy one. Firemen said the blaze broke out In the Evans from an oil stove explosion, Mrs. Evans' husband, George, was reported to be a patient in the Philadelphia Naval hospital. 91-Year-Old Man Burna to Death Chlppewa. Falls, 91- year-old man was burned fatally Tuesday in a fire started when he lit his pipe while confined to bed by illness. The victim, Silas M. Yates, died this morning at a local hospital. His daughter-in-law smothered the blaze with blankets but Yales Buf- fered severe burns. Three Dead in Collision South Of Madison Madison, man and two women were killed Tuesday _______ ___ W. Hegna, 18, Hayflcld, driver of night three miles south of here in the machine, escaped with minor injuries. Young Hegna walked two miles to Sargcant Village to obtain aid. The car was owned by Hegna's father, Oscar Hegna, Hayfleld. a collision which involved two trucks and a passenger car. Mr. and Mrs. Hjnlmar Larson and a neighbor, Mrs. Walter Richmond, all of route 1, McParland, were kill- ed in the mishap. Milltown, upset locomotive tender masks part of a baggage car tossed'many feet into a frozen marsh as the engine and three cars of a Twin Cltlcs-Duluth Soo line passenger train wore derailed hero Tuesday. People lit right are standing Immediately to left of torn out trackage. Two persons were Injured critically in the derailment. Milltown Is about 70 miles northeast of Minneapolis. Hospitalized at Frederic, Wis., with severe burns were John Corrigan, Duluth, the fireman, and Bruce Stanchfield, Minneapolis, the en- gineer. Hospital attendants said the two were scalded when the engine tipped on its side. Rocks placed on railroad tracks by a small boy or boys today were blamed for the derailment, E. D. Jones, general manager the Soo line in Minneapolis, said railroad police reported to him that one boy had admitted placing rocks on both rails. Further investigation is being made. Jones said, to determine whether any companions of the boy were involved. (Associated Press Photo.) Minneapolis Teachers Cut From Payroll Minneapolis Wlllard E Goslln, Minneapolis school superin- tendent, said nil would bo removed from payrolls for the duration of the teachers strike, en- tering its second day tills mornlnR. Goslln left Tuesday night for At- lantic City, N. J., where he is to be Inducted ns president of the Ameri- can Association of School Admin- istrators. He said he would not re- turn until Saturday but would be available for any emergency after Thursday noon. Before leaving, Goslin explained the payroll order would include nonstriklng Instructors as well as tho 1.100 members of the A.F.L. Teachers federation who set up picket lines Tuesday. He had an- nounced earlier no effort would be mndc to hold classes taught by non- strikers. Picketed are 70 elementary schools, 11 senior high schools and an equal number of Junior highs, whose pupils continued on an enforced vacation. The school board met Tuesday but took no action looking toward settlement of the dispute. Goslln said he himself would Intltintc no move to end it because "I consider the salary demands unjust." The strikers are asking an In- crease in minimum annual salaries from to plus a raise in the ceiling from to for teachers with master's degrees. The demands came after the board had voted to cut the 1948 school terms by four weeks to save hall of an estimated by which the system will exceed its budget this year. Goslin offered to prevail upon the board to rescind the time cut, which the teachers said amounted to a ten per cent pay cut, if the teachers dropped their salary demands. This they refused to do. Hollywood A spec- tacular, wind-whipped fire destroyed a lumber yard and a half dozen businesses, damaged a movie studio and sent scores of householders into the streets todaj-. Esti- mates of damag-e ran as high as although fire department executives de- clined to name an official figure. Washington The Senate today passed by a voice vote the House-approv- ed bill extending rent con- trols one month beyond next Sunday. The measure now will be flown to the Carib- bean for President Truman's expected signature. Mr. Tru- man is vacationing in that area. Reds Take Control of Czech Cabinet U. S. Army at Frankfurt Borders Sealed By The Aiwoclatcd Vnm Communists fastened their con- trol on Czechoslovakia today. Frail President Eduard Benes fi- nally capitulated to pressure from. Communist Premier Klcmcnt Gott- wold and accepted a new cabinet composed mainly of communists and left wing supporters. Ho had been threatened with a general strike if he refused. Twelve nntlcommunlst members quit the cabinet Friday night in protest against communist Krasplng for supreme power. Benes until to- dny had refused to ncccpt their res- ignations. Tliuis tho strategic land Joined Po- land. Yugoslavia, Albania and the former enemy states of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and eastern Ger- many In the communist realm east of a line from Stettin to Trieste. Cczchoslovaklu, tile heartland ot the old continent, was created from Austria-Hungary at American insis- tence nftcr the First World war. Since tbc lost war, the United States has poured a total of into the country in the lorm of the American share of U.N.R.R.A., lend- lease and loans from, the Export- Import bank. The German Chancellor Bismarck once commented that the nation which controls Bohemia, which Is ft part of Czechoslovakia, controls Europe. Silence appeared to be descending on the land, whose seizure by tho Germans nine years ago was a cur- tain raiser to the Second World war. "Now only nine years later, Prague is again a. center of tension in Eu- said French Foreign Minister Georges Bldault in Paris, "Perhaps there Is not much time. It Is time that the peoples of the world return to peace making, to collaboration, to filling the gaps between the nations. We wont peace, but not peace with- out liberty." What liberty the retained appeared to be disappear- ing. Movements both in and out of the nation wore sharply curtailed. Tho western border wivs tightly scaled; Czechoslovaks were forbid- den to leave tho country "under any the TJ. S. army at Frankfurt, Germany, said. How many Americans were stranded them wns not known. Opposition newspapers were being throttled or placed in hands of com- munist sympathizers. Communist "action committees" barred opposi- tion ministers from their offices, ran their newspapers and helped the se- curity police clamp control over postofflces, telephones and tele- graphs. The police flashed arms, raided and arrested. However, no street fights were reported. Russian newspapers prominently publicized events In the land. Co-Pilot Killed in Plane Crash Near Columbus Columbun, Ohio A twin- engined freight plane crashed and burned tills morning killing the co- pilot and critically injuring the pilot. The crash occured about It mi Ins enst, of here. Dcnd was Pete Decicdo of Hnck- cnsack, N. J, Jack Cole, 26, Of Has- brouck Heights, N. wns taken to St. Francis hospital where his con- dition was critical. The state highway patrol said the plane, owned by Bruning Airways ot Hasbrouck Heights, was en route from Pittsburgh and approaching the Port Columbus airfield. Mail, Baggage Dettroyed: in Soo Line Train Fire Fond dii Lac, Wis. Fire broke out in the baggage car of a Soo line train en route from Wau- kcsha to Ashland Tuesday night. The car's contents. Including moll and baggage, were destroyed, but no person was In the car nt the time. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and fair tonight and Thursday. Colder tonight with low 22; warmer Thurs- day, high 38. and warmer tonight. Thursday cloudy and mild during forenoon turning a littlo colder in afternoon, Wisconsin Cloudy south anrt partly cloudy north portion tonight. Warmer extreme northwest and colder northeast. Mostly cloudy Thursday with very light drizzle ex- treme souUi, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Maximum, 41; minimum. 25: noon, 27; precipitation, trace; sun' sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow nt ___ TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln, Prcc. Chicago............ 43 37 .08 Denver............. 32 21 DCS Moines........40 27 Los Angeles........70 55 Miami .............75 65 Mpls.-St. Paul .....36 16 New Orleans.......63 58 New York .........35 30 Seattle ............47 44 Phoenix............ 61 42 Washington........38 34 .09 .03 .01- ,02 ;