Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
VOLUME 48, NO. 273 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Hoover Asks New Truman Powers Eden Assails Bevin on Action In Palestine Terms Handling Of Middle East Affairs Confused Rennebohm Submits Report Four-Year Term for Governor Proposed to Badger Legislators By William N. Oatis London (F) Conservative Spokesman Anthony Eden, express- ing fear of a British-American break over Palestine, terms For- eign Secretary Bevin's handling of Middle Eastern affairs confused. Eden declared in a political talk at Warwick last night the British labor government and the U. S. State department must share the blame "for failure either to de- clare a firm policy or take a firm line." I "I have long been anxious lest these Palestinian events should im- peril Anglo-American said the man who was wartime for- eign secretary under Winston Churchill and is second only to Churchill in the Conservative party I leadership. "Surely the time has] now-come when a supreme effort] must be made to agree on an Anglo- American policy and carry it out." Asks About Planes said the destruction of five British planes by Israeli forces dur- ing a battle between Jews and Arabs on the Palestine-Egyptian border last Friday was "an unwarranted and aggressive act." He added- "Why were our aircraft sent to carry out a reconnaissance over bat- tle areas in such conditions? "What useful British purpose could the flight be held to Those were a sample of the ques- tions expected to be asked Bevin by both Conservative and Laborlte critics when Parliament meets again next week. It resumes sessions Tuesday. A labor MP., W. K. Warbey, told a Jewish socialist party gathering in London the British-Israeli tension grew out of "tho great irresponsibil- ity of British authorities in sending military aircraft into the battle area." a Lodger' Another view was emphasized in----------. the daily express, an independent national chairman. Scott Slated To Remain G.O.P. Chairman Washington (Fh- Harry Darby, Kansas committeeman, said today he expects Representative Hugh D. Scott, Jr., to continue as Republican national chairman. Darby, himself mentioned as a possible candidate to oppose Scott at nnt a 'indtrpr but "one of trie the party committee meeting in sKssrtss British Interest to access to Middle T'he Kansas commltteeman made Eastern oil. This asset was empha- it lain_ howeve, that he hopes sized in the prediction of Egyptian Scott win.act as a free agent In the government officials in Cairo yes- chairmanship, without any favorit- terday that the Sinai desert area ism toward friends of Governor east of the Suez canal will become Thomas E. Dewt-y, the defeated nf thp ricrhpsh oil nroducine re- Phyllis Wnnderlich, left, Winona Snow Queen, uses snow from Winona to chisten one of four new cars donated to the Minnesota Centennial committee. The ceremony took place in front of the state capital at St. Paul at this morning and the picture was rushed to The Republican-Herald by Associated Press Wirephoto. Joining in the to right, are Snow Queens Mllly Pierzina, Little Falls; Betty Johnson, St. Paul, and Dolores Nelson, Brainerd. Imperialist newspaper. It said Bri tain must give everybody notice sh one of the righest oil producing re gions in the world. A prospecting well drilled by Socony Vacuum not far from Sidri came into production this week Government officials estimated the new field will yield tons of pe- troleum a day. This is more than the daily production of all Egyptian fields in 1946. Truman Told Britain's Views Tru man received today from Sir Oliver Franks, the British ambassador, an outline of Britain's views on the Palestine situation. Mr. Truman and the ambassador conferred for nearly a half hour at the White House, Franks said afterwards that he submitted "the views of my gov- ernment on the Palestine situation." He told reporters these were the same he had expressed yesterday at the State department to Under Secretary Lovett. Lovett disclosed to a news con ference yesterday that the United States had expressed concern to the British government over troop movements In the Palestine area. Lovett emphasized at the same time that American policy is di- rected toward putting across an effective armistice in the Jewish- Arab fighting. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Fair to- night. Friday increasing cloudiness. Continued mild. Low tonight 25; high Friday 37. LOCAL WEATHER- Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 35; minimum, 20; noon, 35; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow aTEMFERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min.Prec. Chicago ...........32 23 Denver 40 24 DCS Moines 22 13 Duluth 19 16 International Falls 21 3 Kansas City........ 30 26 Los Angeles 52 42 Miami IB 64 Minneapolis-St. Paul 25 22 New Orleans ......75 52 New York 38 30 Seattle 21 Winnipeg .........24 11 G.O.p. presidential nominee. Scott already has said he regards himself as not bound to any poten- tial presidential candidate, since he accepts, at face value -Dewey's an- nouncement that he isn't going to run for the presidency again. The decision of Darby not to op- pose Scott at the forthcoming na- tional committee meeting was a blow to the movement to oust the national chairman. The movement was started origi- nally in a call by Clarence Budlng- ton Kelland, Republican national! committeeman from Arizona, for ani overturn of the leadership which lost! the November election. Although some committee mem- bers have been saying that the group ought to elect one of its own as chairman. Scott has countered with the asseition that he was chosen for a four-year term at the Philadelphia jonventlon in June and doesn't in- tend to give up the job without a fight. U.S. Frowns On Lottery To Pay Bonus St. Pan! The federal gov- ernment today frowned on a proposal to finance a Minne- sota for World War n veterans by means of lotteries. Representative Thomas F. O'- Malley of Duluth announced he to introduce in the state legislature a bill to create a semi-public corpo- ration to conduct lotteries. Half of the proceeds of the proposed lotteries would go to the state and half to the stock- holders of the corporation. O'Malley estimated 'lottery profits at a year. However, F. L. Pierce, post- office inspector in charge of the Minnesota district, advised that postal laws prohibit use of the mails to conduct a lottery. Other legislators also noted that the Minnesota constitution forbids lotteries. Duffy Nominated For Circuit Court Of Appeals Post Washington 1 1 1njured By Blast in Cairo Square By Mohamed Cairo, Egypt By Arthur Bystrom Madison, Os- car Rennebohm called today for constitutional changes to provide four-year terms for the governor and lieutenant governor and elimi- nate from the ballot the offices of secretary of state, state treasurer and attorney general. The changes were proposed in a message prepared for delivery by the chief executive before a joint ses- sion of the Wisconsin legislature. The governor said that efficiency could be increased if the posts were taken from the ballot, adding that their duties were purely administra- tive and that they were not policy making agencies in any real sense of the term. He added that although he was held responsible by the voters for every administrative action by the state government, he had "surpris- ingly little legal authority" under the present setup to effect improve- ments in service, economics in man- agement or short cuts in procedure. The governor did not offer a plan for operation of these offices with- out electing heads. "The two-year term of the gov- ernor Is another strong deterrent to effective direction of the state administrative he add- ed. Now On Two-Year Basis At present the governor and the other four state officers all are elect- ed to two-year terms. Any change in such elections or elimination of the posts from the ballot would re- quire passage by two legislatures and ratification of voters. The governor also suggested that the gubernatorial election be held in the even years between presi- dential elections so that discussions of state problems and issues would not be overshadowed by national campaigns. Other parts of the governor's long message dealt with proposals for veterans, education, lobbying, labor, agriculture, conservation, local gov- ernment, and reaportionment of legislative districts. He also urged harmony between the legislative and executive branch- es, adding that he was anxious to work closely with the assemblymen and senators with the "welfare of all our people as our goal." He Dean Acheson, right, President Truman's appointee as next secretary of state, talks with Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg (R.- left, and Chairman Tom Connally (D.-Texas) of the Senate foreign relations committee, before opening of Washington hearing today into his qualifications for the cabinet post. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) A bomb ex- ploded in a square near Cairo gov- ernment offices and police estimated 11 persons, including ten policemen, were injured. A rumor circulated that two per- sons were killed, but this lacked confirmation. Windows in government offices were smashed. Officers said the bomb was in a bag taken to the square for official scrutiny after It was dropped in a corridor leading to the national court of appeal. It was dropped by a man once arrested in connection with the discovery of a jeep loaded with arms and ammunition. Police Identified him as Shaflk Ibrahim Anass, an employe of the ministry of agriculture. They said he tried to flee, but was arrested. Offices of the public prosecutor, in the national court building, arej investigating the assassination ofj4 Premier Mahmoud Fahmy Nokrashy Pasha December 28 and the court IH of assizes there is trying a number of youths for blasts set off in Cairo in 1946. (Egyptian unrest over th'e struggle in Palestine has been a factor in Los Heavy showers several recent incidents in rain thls time _ fell over south- First among the Arab states tojern California valleys and the coast nrrr-OA QtTMlcHfO tdTlfC TtnWf t i__i. 1J.