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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER ind IS COMING Be yoar new radio can ft. Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 290 WINONA. MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 28, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES MATTER OF FACT Gains Seen From Firm U. S. Policy By Jowph and AUop first evl- drnco Uin Soviet union may faltering In thu course that plunged the world Into political and economic war i. Scniito foreign rela- tions committee. Ten Persons Die in Record Cold of 38 Degrees Above Houth 8i. King, 31-voar-olcl divorcee from Qrixnlto Hong Ten flcatha attributed to a cold wnvn which enveloped this troplcu.1 Brlllih crown colony today, Mending tho mercury down to 28 The temperature drop equalled the 1917 record. rather than cvl- that tho Soviets may eventual- ly alter their policy. Tho evidence consists of n series of seemingly un- related In which Soviet officials have expressed to Ameri- cans all or pnrt of the views sot forth above, These episodes have ranged In character from a ha- rangue delivered by n vory Junior Kuiwlun to a Junior American In an Interlude of the Inst big struggle n Lake, Success, to other contacts of i much more Important charnctor. They have held out Itilore.ittnf? In of the oftcn-rumorec polltburo division on Soviet foreign policy, There have even been hlnt-i that tho test of the validity of tho Molotov view will bo congroHslona action on K.R.P, Anyone who has experience of talking to Soviet or lend- ers ftbronct, knows one of thrlr cardi- nal arguments l.i that "you Ameri- cans arc so chunKoablo. You wll never curry through tho job you have started." Apparently. TC.Il.P to br the tent of tho power of the United States. Finally, tho suuKcstlvc evidence of the ppl.iodes Rbovo-rnontloncd further supported by other signs and One such portent Is the recent behavior of tho Soviet embassy In Washington. Where his predecessor wa.i almost clol.itcrod, Ambassador Panyushkln Is behav- ing much morn like n normal diplo- mat giving paying calls upon American nnd In gen- eral making hlm.trlf much move ac- cessible. Falls, Minn., told authorities HIS MOST notable, aiid surprising rail was ut office of Senator Ar- thur II. VandeiibiTK, who hns lonK one of the lending dovll.i of thfl hell, dully pictured In the Soviet prow, In u system llko tho Soviet syntpm. this .sort of thing has real meaning. In all of course, thcro Is nothing to run up on tho roof nnd cheer about. In the Congress seoms entirely Arrest of Tokyo Poisoning Fiend Expected Soon Tokyo Metropolitan police said today they expect soon to ar- rest the fiend who coolly poisoned Telkoku bank 12 escaped with an estimated yen Inspector Horlzaki Shlgeki said tho bizarre robbery was similar to two previous bank robbery attempts. As In the latest case, the robber posed as a public health official mid induced employes to drink poison with the explanation it was an antldysontery medicine. In the previous cases, the em- ployes were only sickened. Thousands of Japanese pollco are searching for a pallid, big-nosed Japanese with white hair. He en- tered tho bank at closing time Mon- day, ordered 10 employes to drink waii'Jillvo'today'bccausc a defective tho "medicine" and scooped up the pistol her former husband aimed currency a-s they writhed on the at her from close range Tuesday floor- Four nre expected to re- tailed to fire although the man pulled tho trigger seven times. Dakota County Attorney David L, Orannls nald the ex-husband, Kormlt Solborg, 34, St. Paul, had boon churned with attempted first doftroo murder and would be ar- raigned later today at Hastings, Earlier Tuesday, Solberg was named in a second degree assault warrant utter Gnumls said he had struck with u lamp Richard 80, South St. Paul, father of Betty. King und his cluiiKhtor- visited OrrinnlV office to sign the complaint nnd, upon leaving, were met by Solberg who asked them to step Into a druic store. There King uskod a pnlrolman to arrest the man on the assault warrant. Orannls said that while the officer telephoned for confirmation of tho warrant's Issuance, Solbcrg pulled a .32 calibre pistol, aimed it nt his former wife and pulled tho trigger seven tlmos. But the weapon fulled to fire. Tho attorney reported five of tho cartridges bore A contribution of to a fund to build a municipal au- ditorium for Winona was offered today by Stanley Bolnnd, presi- dent of the Bolnnd Manufactur- ing Company, one of Wlnona's newer industries. In making the announcement, Mr. Boland pointed out that the recent winter carnival clenr- ly demonstrated the city's need of an enclosed building such as an auditorium where winter Bport events such as the ice follies staged by the Winona Activity group, and hockey games can be held. This announcement is the first concrete move toward a civic auditorium for Winona, although the voters of the city in a sentiment vote taken a year ago voted to for the construction of a municipal au- ditorium, and the Community Planning council has launched a study or such a project. Since the war there has been considerable discussion hern on the possibilities and Lho benefits thnt would come to Winona with the erection of a modern clv'.c auditorium, such as the one at Rochester. The recent winter sports pro- gram alforded an opportunity for many Winonans to realize the disadvantages of not having such a building. A crowd esti- mated at more than per- sons gathered for the ice follies Sunday In near zero weather. When they arrived at the East End. rink, the scene of the fol- lies, It was discovered that only about one fourth of the crowd was able to see the skaters per- form on the ice. The show was one of Uie finest ever staged in this city, and with proper seating indoors would be rated as a major at- traction that probably could have been repeated several times to a capacity crowd. The hockey game at the Ath- letic park rink suffered from lack of facilities for a crowd to watch the game. Nearly persons showed up for the open- ing of the game but the cold drove nil but 200 home before Uie end of the contest. It was a real hockey game with two closely matched teams, equal to any amateur hockey contest in the nation. Hockey here, with proper facilities for playing, would be a major winter sport. The over-capacity crowd of more than persons at the carnival queen's ball at the Red Men's wigwam Friday night was another vivid indication of the need of an auditorium. Somt carnival officials feared If the crowd is as large next year, the wigwam will be unsuitable for the ball. There arc many other reasons why Winona roles an audito- rium In the opinion of the boost- ers for such a project, including basketball tournaments, major musical attractions, name dance bands and conventions. Today's contribution was greeted by these boosters as "a first step toward an auditorium fund a concrete move in the right direction." They pointed out, however, as the sentiment vote revealed, that the greater part of the fliianc- ing would have to come from, municipal or auditorium bonds. Contributions have been the basis for the starting of many municipal auditoriums in other cities. Both Tax, Debt Cuts Held Possible firing pin nnd the sixth held two, Ornnnls suld the Solbcrgs were divorced lit Granite Palls last month after about five years of marrluRC. In u fltutemcnt he gave, Solberg was quoted by Orannls as .saying, I had been thinking about .shooting. Betty nnd then killing myself be- cause I couldn't stand to sec her KO." Folsom to Seek Nomination Over President Truman Montgomery, Jnmc.1: E. 3'olsoin, Alabama's tall governor, announced Tuesday would be n can- didate Democratic presi- dential tlon. Pol som, year old Insurance from mid -Alabama town of Cullman. said seek favorite status In the May 4 stnte primary to name delegates to tho national par- ty convention. Pushing Up The Ice-Coated Mississippi river, the steam-powered towboat Kokoda today sounds its whistle approaching Eads bridge at St, Louis in signaling a victory over the Dlesel-englncd towboat Helena. Both boats started the race at New Orleans January 15. The Helena, plagued by breakdowns and heavy river Ice, has reached Cairo, 111., 180 miles south. At left is the modern, stream- lined excursion steamer Admiral. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Wisconsin River Hydroelectric Dams Authorized Madiion, Win. public service The state commission an- Warren Doesn't Want to Enter Wisconsin Primary Sacramento No Wlscon- slnitcs have approached Governor Earl Warren to date about enter- ing his name in t ti e presidential primary In Uiat noun'ced today it had authorized construction of two hydroelectric they dams on the Wisconsin river to cost an estimated and flood approximately acres of land. Authorization of the projects, to be known as the Petenwell dam, miles northeast of Necedah, nnd the Castle Rock dam, east of Mauston, followed applications filed by the Wisconsin River Power Com- pany, and hearings held In Decem- ber by the commission. The Petenwell dam, according to I specifications, will be of concrete construction, 685 feet long, costing Folsom In his announcement, Falsorn, who ha.s been governor Just slightly more than a year, said President Truman wn.s "not running" cither the party or the nation. He also declared that Truman "has got himself hog-tied" by "the monopolists, tho brass hats, the grain speculators and the Wall street lawyers." for dam and power in- stallation. Castle Rock dam will cost be 831 feet long, and estimated to flood acres in Adams and Juncau counties. The commission said It had ap- proved a financing plan for the utility which will Issue in first mortgage bonds at 2% per cent Interest, to be purchased by the Northwestern Mutual Life In- surance Company and Jn common stock at six per cent inter- est. 'Loretta, How Could Molly wood Screen Star Loretta Young's observations bout her recent trip to London lit the front pnKC.i locluy. The cacllon generally was a xhockcd but ostrulncd: "Loroltu, how could ran I" all hunger and shivering she thought she saw." levcmnnts of our nation in. in- dustrial output during the past The News, largest circulating two and a half years, she must afternoon paper in the world, realize that a 'tired people, desire that my i name be enter- the governor said Tuesday. Commenting on reports some Re- publican leaders in Wisconsin who had been backers of General Elsen- hower's announce- ment he would Warren panned Its story by priming Miss Young's remarks In two columns drained of could scarcely perform such feats." headed: "Life In Britain, by Loretta Young." The Daily Herald said It didn't Miss Young was quoted as saying orcUnarlly print but British factory workers faint every thought its readers might be enter- ttllnccl- An cdltorlfl1 Bnvc have beurds because 'no replying to Actreia Statements Hollywood Actress Loretta Young, commenting on London press reaction to her recent re- which caw present Sovlot policy will pursued unchanged and with much greater uwinince. In the sec- ond place, pvrn If the Soviets even- tually el.-nngp their policy und seek n settlement, tunny further proofs An'.urlciin will hnvo tt be offered before any uc- crptnblti wsUrniivil CHII bo made. Nevertheless, what has happened should n'lve greatly Increased oonfl- drnre we are on tho right line, IX wo only jiUck to 1L razor blades available, that people walk on cardboard patched shoes. story assertedly told by Miss Younp, about rationing. The actress had said thnt when she gave a little Klrl somu chocolate, the She trumped on u lot of toe.i when'child replied: "Do I lick 15 or she suld that -partner ofi'bltc fried In paraffin because of u lack of fats. British eyebrows were high. Tho Dally Mirror printed Miss Young's comment under the head- Ing: things some people and suggested dhe had returned to America with "an achJng heart Chocolates and sweets, said the Herald, arc enjoyed todny by a great number English children "Wlwsc parents before tho wnr couldn't have afforded to buy them an much as tho present ration Soberly, the Herald concluded: "IT she Is aware of Uie ach- today mnde this statement; "I have no apologies to make not be a candidate, Warren said his position Is the same as when he announced he would allow his name to be entered In the California elec- tion but that "I am not seeking delegations from other states." River Barge Lines Purchase Planned by Business Men St. group of busi- nessmen from several cities adopted; at a meeting Tuesday a tentative proposal to purchase the Mississipp river unit of federal barge lines for price not to exceed Theodore Brent, New Orleans hipping executive who called the ncctlng, said incorporation papers were flled in Delaware lor a new Irm to be known as Federal Barge Line, Inc., which would take over title to the properties now oper- ated by the government-owned In- land Waterways Corporation. Brent said the new corporation would enter Into agreement with the Inland Waterways Corporation July 1 for the purchase ol the lines on or before December 31. Funds for the purchase would be raised through private subscrip- tions to common stock in the new corporation, Brent said. 306 Japanese Perish in Sinking Of Freighter government officials reported 306 Japanese per- ished todaj' in the sinking of the 400-ton freighter Joo Maru, which struck a floating mine in the in- land sea and went down In 20 minutes with her whistles blowing. Kyodo news agency earlier placod the death total at 250, with 50 bodies recovered. Okayanm military government of- ficials reported the freighter was bound from Kobe to Tadotsu, with 426 passengers. They said 120 pas- sengers were rescued, including thre British soldiers. It was not known whether an Americans or other Britons wer aboard the vessel. Washington Republican members of the House ways and means committee suld today taxes can cut and the government still can pay 000.000.000 on the national debt Jr the next two fiscal years. The 15 O.O.P. members made that declaration when formally report- Ing to the House that the commit' tea had approved Representative Harold Knutson's CR.-Mlnn.) tax- slashing bill. They sold their calculation is based on a planned cut in' President Truman's budget. The ten committee Democrats filed ft statement saying the Re- publican-backed bill presents n 'threat of deficit spending for fis- cal year 1949, and a substantial risk to our fiscal solvency, national se- curity and fulfillment of our Inter- national responsibilities." House debate on the election year tax battle will begin Thursday. A vote is set for Monday. Party leaders called to separate meetings of Repub- icani and Democrats late In the day to organize their forces for the impending tax battle. Man Confesses 1928 Murder In Mississippi Firm Assures Gallons More Special Session of Legislature Asked by Mayor St. Mayor T. J. of Austin proposed today that Minnesota legislature be called Into special session to put the itate Into the fuel oil business to prevent man suffering. He made his suggestion at a meet- ing or more than 350 of Minnesota, cities with W. lark, state oil conservator, to the fuel oil shortage. Rocfcne'a proposal after Governor Youngdahl had told mayors that major oil company had promised to tend ral- oni of fuel oil more than regular to thf state to the current shortage. Rockne suggested that the legtala- ure net up an oil pool and appro- priate money to buy oil for iota consumers lor the next four ir five years, the period over which t, has been estimated Uie ItunUon will continue. "Talk: Isn't going to get any- said Mayor Rockne. "I think we'll have to take some sucli action this 1o combat the gray-market r the black market." Proposal Deferred At Uie suggestion ot Mayor Billy lltchcU of Tracy, consideration of locknc's proposal was deferred un- 1 completion of general The governor's announcement that ic oil would come Into Uie t regular prices brought a round f applause from the mayors. This additional shipment indl- the governor said, "that Mayor Not Attending Mayor John Druey, who been til mince appearing In Winter Carnival parade Sat- urday afternoon, wan nnabte attend the In St. Paul today. Bald mayor, "I wan planning attend that MMtUr. fcnl UlnM The mayor aald he waa tnc a letter to Jamea Clark, Minnecobt fnel conservator to- day, deccribinr Uie Wlnooa fad oil situation. La III. Police Chief Minn. St. Paul, for any accurately interpreted. c'ltlcs whloh nnd rCprescntaUvC5 .statement I have made of interested In the proposal In- tlons I saw in England but I do cludud MinnCnpolls refuse to accept responsibility for authorship of inaccurate or garbled quotations attributed to me or quo- tations emotionally interpreted. "My every expression has re- flected my deep respect for the magnificent courage and unity with which England, rich and poor, shares the austere restrictions of its present postwar situation." Martial Law Maintained During Bolivian Unrest la Pax, is under stnte of sIcRe (martial law) today. The government announc- ed it had discovered a "revolution- ary plot." Fresno, Calif. The Fresno county office re- ported that a large transport plane crashed and burned near Coalinga In Los Gatos canyon of Fresno county today and that 33 persons are believed to have perished. Washington Robert X. Dcnhiim, genera) counsel of the National Labor Relations hoard today charged General Corporation with an unfair la-, bor practice under the Taft- Hartlcy law. He alleged It re- fused to bargain with the C.I.O. Auto Workers union on an In- surance plan. m Washington The nom- ination of General Omar Brad- ley as army chief of staff was confirmed by the Senate today. Bradley will take over the post now held by General Dwight D. Elsenhower sometime this spring. Sapulpa, Okla, Delia Hubiuik.s, 13-year-old junior high school pupil, was cleared today ol a charge of murder In the shotgun slaying of her fa- ther in defense of her mother at their home In Oakhurst Tues- day night. Judge C. S. Cunningham com- mented: "This child had a perfect right to defend hor mother." Edward J. Kasprowicz held without harge today a 37-year-old former allroad and carnival worker while ifflclals investigated his story that he had killed his 17-year-old school- mate in Calhoun City, Miss, in 928. Kasprowlci identified the man as Lamar Lee. and said he had told ilm he had fatally shot Jesse Wil- on, who was 17, because he had bjected to Lee's keeping company -'ith his sister, Dorothy, who then ,-as about 16. The shooting occurred, the po- ce chief quoted Lee as saying, as, he two youths were hunting quail car Calhoun City, Wilson's death officially recorded as a. hunt- ig accident, Kasprowicz said Lee related. Kasprowicz said that Lee, Jn his story, related that he had moved to Memphis 'from Calhoun City in 1932. He served in the army dur- ing the war and since has worked in Detroit, Memphis, Rock Island, 111., Chicago and La Salic. He had planned to marry a La Salic girl next spring, the police chief said, but Tuesday he walked into ft po- flnally impressing the oil com- anles that the situation, in Minne- ta really la acute. "If we cim now find another dx or seven million gallons we will re- lieve the shortage In. Uie governor wild. He told the that and Clark would continue to their search until the problem la solved. The governor sent to 850 mayors throughout the state ask- ing them, to meet with him to dis- cuss the critical fuel oil situation that confronts many areas stretch- Ing from the northern section to southern pnrt of the state. Early River Opening Sought Youngdahl said he feels tiat sup- plies already on hand for delivery ,n February and March could released promptly to stricken areas. He said, he will cooperate with of- flcials of tilt Northwest Petroleum association in urging federal offi- cials to get early opening of Mississippi river so that barges could replace supplies taken now from February allocations. Meanwhile, Clark has been urgtoc citizens of Minnesota to convert to coal, If feasible, and for othen to conserve by turning down in their homes. H. F. Horning, secretary of Northwest Petroleum association, planned to go to Washington to con- lice station "because my conscience I fer with coast guard officials to was bothering me. jurge that icebreakers be placed on has been on my conscience (the river ahead of the normal and I have to get it Kaspro- schedule so that barges could carry wlcz quoted Lee as telling him. oil supplies as early Is possi- tflke what they give me and that ble. will be it." Independent Telephone Seek Rate St. Paul Independent phone companies, especially in rur- al areas, must be given rate boosts soon or face complete shutdown n view of rnpidly rising costs, the annual convention of.the Minn- esota Telephone association was told here Tuesday night. Ray W. Smith, Chicago, the speak- er, said that of J2.000 such small comunlcation firms in the nation, only had applied for increases ast year and warned that the rest 'need possible shutdoVvns of service f they didn't receive schedule joosts in 1MB. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and viclrJty: Fair and warmer tonight and Thursday. tonight 14; high Thursday after- noon 32. Minnesota: Partly cloudy. Wann- er tonight and in Thursday. Strong south portion southwesterly winds this Rfternoon. Wisconsin: Fair nnd wnrmcr to- night and Thursday. Moderately strong southwesterly winds. Con- siderable drifting north portion. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 16; minimum 10011, 16; precipitation, none: sun tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Free. Chicago 8 Building Trade Workers' 'ay 11 Per Cent Chicago Wage rates of union workers in the building Denver 6 rades advanced an average of Moines 6 ent last year In 25 cities of the ,'Duluth 0 Ui central region, the regional I International Falls 3 fflce of the bureau of labor sties reported today. :Miami Adolph O. Bcrger, regional 'ls _- ctor, said the average straight NeW Orleans ime rate for such workers iiHseatllc reused, from on January 347, to on January 2, 1948, The cities studied Included Chicago, Indianapolis. Madison, Mil- waukee, Minneapolis, Peorin. Rock Island, St. Louis and South Bend. 10 60 75 5 59 54 50 32 41 39 The Pas n Winnipeg 2 Washington Edmonton Rcginn. -20 -10 -15 -12 5 40 70 13 33 27 21 12 30 .5 ;