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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1950, Winona, Minnesota SNOW TONIGHT, STRONG WINDS VOLUME 49, NO. 278 WINTER CARNIVAL JAN. 19-22 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 13, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Report Due in Wabasha P Friday the 13th TODAY- Indo-China Crisis Tests U. S. Policy By Joseph Stewart Alsop Washington By courtesy of Mao Tze-tung and the French gov- ernment, the energy and serious- ness of the new American policy in Asia will almost immediately be subjected to its first test. The test will come in Indo-China, which is, with Burma, one of the two keys to the rich, populous and! strategically vital Southeast Asiatic] By Gordon Holte peninsula. Traditionally the harbinger of misfortune. Friday the 13th was an In brief the French government: ill-starred day Jor Winona pedestrians and motorists who found streets has for some time been urging j Sfuntertain. One Winona resident was our government to give aid yesterday and the accident toll appeared destined to soar today i comfort to the noncommunist ele-i---------------------------------------- ns walking and driving on the glaze No Day for Driving As Rain Freezes Tanker Rams British Sub, 52 Feared Dead 15 Aboard Craft Rescued After Collision ments In their former colony, which Is still part ol the French union. And the time lor effective) action is very short, because Indo- China's communist element will I soon be receiving aid and comfort from the Chinese communists across the border. THE DETAILED POSITION can be simply described. Full Chinese! communist occupation of the bor-1 der provinces of Yunnan. Kwang- sl and Kwangtung should occur within a month to six weeks at most. No one expects Mao Tze- tung to send his armies into Indo- China. But the mere presence of Mao's armies In the border pro- vinces will afford a supreme op- portunity to the Indo-Chinese com- munist leader. Ho Chi Minh. Hitherto, when Ho Chi Minh wanted supplies or arms for his powerful guerrilla movement, he G.i. Dividend Checks Exempt From Debt Liens Washington G.I. dividend checks are exempt from seizure for payment of debts, the Veterans, receiving treat- Administration said today. They General hos- also are exempt from income k] Chatham, The British navy gave, up for dead the 52 men believed trapped in the rammed and sunken sub- marine Truculent. Chatham, England taxes. The Treasury department print- ed its first large batch of the World War U Insurance dividend checks yesterday, and the Postof- fice department will start mailing as walking and driving on the glaze j became more difficult. j The weather is responsible for the] drastic curtailment of sports activi-j ty in the area also. i Declining to risk the threat of) slippery roads, officials of the Wi-j ona Senior High school have re-j quested postponement of the Win-- hawk's scheduled basketball game at Austin tonight while the men were feared dead aboard wrestling squad and the Rochester the rammed and sunken submarine Truculent today. Divers "and frogmen tapped out! messages on the hulk of the sunken undersea raider, but up to this afternoon apparently had received no response. Vice-Admiral G. B. Middleton of the Chathanv navy yard posted a notice saying, "great loss of life" is feared. Word from rescue craft at the hockey team will not make the trips 'to Winona for contests with Winona squads. Fracture Case Mrs. Vera Beyerstadt, 179- West ,reet, is receiving treat- HUC Ucpm UJ JClltf win v nifi.tu.j.iff i i" them next Monday at a was injured. pital today for an ankle fracture suffered in a fall at her home yes- terday afternoon. Mrs Beyerstadt was walking! down ice-coated steps at the indicated hope was fading of her residence when she slipped swtfUy for the men s .11 UUWCfiUI KUC1 HHrt. inuv has had to buy them through un- rate of a day, derground agents in China proper' v or Hong Kong or the Philippines. Similarly, his only refuges have been Indo China's jungles and ccnters. The French mountains. Now, however, when Ho .Chi Minh's guerrillas want ma- terial help or temporary refuge, they will only have to cross the border to their Chinese comrades. In short, they will be aided as tho Greek communist guerrillas were so Importantly aided by pos- sessing foreign bases and supply ___ government has therefore asked the State depart- ment to counterbalance Ho Chi Minh's new advantage, by helping to build up the strength and pres- tige of Ho Chi Minh's rival for power, the Emperor Bao Dai. THIS DESCENDANT of the old rulers of Annam is a symbol ofj tho belated French realization of the tremendous force of Asiatic nationalism. Some time ago, after innumerable follies in Indo-Chlna, the French decided that they could not defeat Ho Chi Minh while he monopolized the appeal to native patriotism. Paris therefore recog- nized Indo-China's Independence within the French union, and es- tablished a new Indo-Chinese gov- ernment under Bao Dai. Bao Dai's week. The major part of the 000.000 dividend is to be paid out by next June 3. There are about policy holders. Secret service chief U. E. Baugh- man also has advised merchants Another casualty in which ice was fi contributing factor was re- ported shortly after 5 a. m. today when LeRoy Anderson, West Fourth street, fell on the sidewalk near his home and injured his shoulder. He is confined in the hospital freezing mist, rain, sleet and Driving Hazardous Winter uncorked a one-two punch against traffic operations here Thursday night when heavy fog followed a day of highway icing to create the year's most hazard- ous driving conditions. Following in the wake man also nas acivisea mercnanib jje is cominea in me to guard against forgeries and today for treatment of the injury require better personal identifica-1 tlon than social security cards or drivers licenses before cashing the dividend checks. Baughman pointed out that the person who cashes a government check on a forged endorsement is the loser for the full amount. The checks will range in size from 9 cents to with the average running about Wisconsin C. of C. Favors 36 Billion U. S. Budget Plan AS a IIltlLbCl Ut 10UI., Madison, Wis. President are expected to become even worse Truman's proposed wnen the cold wave predicted by budget is too high, the Wisconsin [federal forecasters moves in on the I to be aboard the submarine which went to the bottom of the Thames estuary last night after she was rammed by the iron-clad prow of a Swedish tanker. Lost ,----tically given up an admiralty spokesman said after divers came up and reported they found no sign of life. Dusk was beginning to close in on the rescue operations. Hope Lost have practically Nine, are known dead. Three of these were up last night after the collision and six more bodies were found today. Fifteen men. were rescued. In addition, all five men aboard nf thoi a Lancaster rescue plane were killed of the take-off crash at Republican-Herald photo This Semitrailer was virtually demolished in a collision on highway 61, near Dakota, late yesterday afternoon. Loaded with 450 bushels of seed com, the semi driven by Lawrence Marking of Dassel, Minn., collided with an automobile transport carrier. The trailer of the semi broke away from the tractor and plunged down a 20-foot embankment. W Big Trucks Collide On Slick Highway Property damage estimated at more than resulted from a spectacular crash of two trucks on highway 61, near Dakota, late Thurs- Mount vernon, it. x. accident occurred at about p. m., about one-half mile 12-year-old runaway girl, missing south of .Dakota and involved a semitrailer loaded with 450 bushels or Girl, Missing Week, Found at Triple Feature Mount Vernon, N. T. A mishaps in the Winona area and abnost that many at- tributed to the weather. Highway maintenance crews have been working in the Winona area since early yesterday, sanding roads at curves, hills and intersec- tions. Traffic authorities warn that utmost caution should be observed by all motorists who must drive on streets and highways this week- end. As a matter of fact, conditions up divers for the Chatham opera primary function was, and is, to today. state Chamber of Commerce 6aidjarea draw away the native noncornmu- nist patriots who constitute the "The budget (for fiscal year end- ing June 30, 1951) can be balanced rank and file movement. "oif Ho Chi "Mlnh'slwithout increasing federal the chamber said. It added: The experiment began unfortun- ately, and the State department Between now and the middle 01 swept westward by the strong Manager Jtiarry n-uun- uatuji- UBWIO next week, the weatherman tide. She was roughly 50 skv spotted Josephine in his edge of the shoulder But was ex- the Midwest will receive just about; mues east of London. more theater. He called police and tensively damaged. _, ,___ _ "Under another budget, of proposed by Senator was initially skeptical of its suc-jByrd outlays could cess More recently, however, the1 be balanced next year with some prospects have improved. Bao Dai funds left over to cut a staggering has shown courage and the ability public debt. "The difference between the two Bad Weather tion. The submarine lay in silt about 42 feet below the surface at low tide. The ebbing tide had aided the divers in reaching the craft, which, had gone down In water 54 feet deep. The Truculent, which survived Japanese depth charges ia the Pa- cific war, was on a trial run after being refitted. She lay today In the channel leading to one for a week from her home In near- by Yonkers and feared a victim of ___play, was found unharmed yesterday taking to a triple-feature movie 'show here. Police said dark-haired, brown- eyed Josephine Leech apparently hid out with a cache of purloined food in the basement of an apart- ment house. seed corn driven by Lawrence Marking of Dassel, Minn., and an automobile carrier transport driven by Harold Owen, Kenosha, Wis. According to Sheriff George Fort who was called- to- the scene of the accident, Owen was driving south on highway 61 when the front wheel oZ his truck apparently slipped off on the shoulder of the road. When the Kenosha. trucker sought to return to the road, the of