Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W EATHER xiw tanlfht wJlft continued) ectld Saturday. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Preis F OLLOW Steve Canyon Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations On BACK VOLUME 46. NO. 293 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PAGES Norton Block Given to Y. M. C. A. Relief Engine From Rochester Rams Iowa Freight, 3 Dead Cold Wave To Follow Blizzard Minnesota and Wisconsin Digging Out of Snowdrifts IJy The Assorlutcil Press The Mldwrat dUK out from uncle n blunkrt ot snow und Ico toda nnd braced for u new cold wav folloT-'lnK winter's most violent an destructive weather which killed a jrnst 25 persons, injured scores anreme commander's first direct in- tervention in the Japanese labor ituatlon. Previously scheduled trikes affecting the occupation had been called off before the strike deadline after supreme headquarters had "advised" with labor leaders. alone the world's greatest repre- sentative government." "The plain truth is that for all their supposed softening of attitude, the Russian rulers have given up nothing essential. They hold what Draft Slated to Expire March 31 Dy D. Harold Oliver Washington Prospects are stronger than ever today that the ,tn armed sprvircs win r-iv airline pilots armed services will have to rely on 'TT 57 volunteers nlnnp -fnt- mttte elal use of the instrument landing air safety board. His program includes: More stringent service test- Ing of new aircraft and equip- ment. 2. Improvement in approach and runway lighting, 3. Prevision of better func- tioning basic navigation-instru- ments. v 4. Consideration of conditions that result in excessive .pilot fatigue. 5. Elimination of dangers in- herent in aircraft, such as fire in flight. Behncke urged concentration on wiping out fire hazards, asserting There is no longer the slightest excuse for this." He told the committee that the gcn- volunteers alone for quite a while after March 31, when the draft ex- pires. system-for bringing down planes in bad weather rather than the Extended White House hearinm. Sround control .approach system. He said ll llc Ktinday. minor warming colder Tuesday. Little i tiangc Wrdmrsday. precipitation will uvrriiKr from loss than one- triith Inch north to ni-iir one-half inch south, occurring IUM .snow flur- ries Saturday and Know In south Monday. TKMI'KKATUKKS KLSKWHKItE MIIJC. Mln. Vet. 35 Denver 8S Drs Molncs 28 International Falls 11 Kansas City 28 Ix3s Angeles 02. Miami 77 St. I'Hlll 21 New Orleans 73 11! M 4 1C cck ended Wednesday. The total still out is 00. but that is below ho December 24 figure and only more than was circu- atlng a year earlier. But Mew Solicitor General Named Tru- man today nominated Philip B. erlman of Baltimore, Md., to be olicltor General of the United tales. Half Donkey-Half Pony Tripp'i and Cards Onhurt When Auto Rolls Over Athens, Ga. Charlie Trlppl and new boas, Charles Bidwlll of the Clilcaffo Cardinals- professional football team, were shaken up but es- caped with minor Injuries when their motor cur overturned twice near here Into yesterday. Trlppl, all-America halfback at the University of Georgia who recently signed a contract with Bidwlll, president of the Cardinals, was driving the Chl- cueroan to Atlienn for a Touch- down club banquet when the actdent occurred nine miles west of Athens. Bidwlll was pinned In the car for some time but suffered, only, braises, and scratches. They both refused medical at- tenion hero and attended the party as planned. Mankato Has Fire Mankato, Minn. early today swept through a two-story building housing the Krause photo studio and an apartment with a loss estimated at nearly The Roy Krause family was forced to flee In their nightclothes in near iero weather after Krauso's aunt, Slma Keune, smelled smoke. She mmedlately aroused Krause and his wife and their two small chil- dren, Rita Rae, nine, and Judy, five. Thirty firemen battled for nearly 'our hours before the blaze was brought under control. State Farm School Vear Waseca Asked St. Paul A bill proposing construction of school ot agriculture near Waseca was in- troduced today by Senators Claude C. Baughman of Waseca, William Dletz: of Montgomery and Val Imm of Mankato. (The measure would also provide an appropriation of for preparation of plan. Raised for New Building Hope to Break Ground in Spring of 1948 A contributors' fund of 517 and the acquisition or a new site for Wlnona's new Y. M. C. A. were announced today by the "Y" board of directors. The board acknowledged the :lft of the Norton property, rourth. and Winona. streets, from. Norton Clapp. Seattle, Wash. The site lor the new "Y" com- prises the entire block bordered by "Vjurth and Fifth streets and Wi- nona and Huff streets with the cx- eptlon of the property occupied jy Lucas lodge arid two other Jots. Mr. CJapp, now Jn Winona on" a. risit, is the grandson of Matthew Norton, who Joined In founding the Y" in Winona with Mrs, Norton's rother. Will Hayes. Mr. Hayes was of the "Y" board here for 5 years. Mr. Clapp said today to com- menting on the gift, "I am very j pleased to see this property become the property of the 'Y' as the site for its new building'. This property has been in the Norton family for many years, having been acquired from the federal government. It ia indeed a pleasure to assist the Wi- nona Y. M. C. A. in this way." Site "Natural" Board members declared the "natural" for the new "Y." Tho spacious site is noted for excel- lent trees. Meanwhile, the board is nego- tiating for the disposal of the property at Fifth and Johnson streets, where the old "Y" was de- stroyed by lire last February. An announcement is expected on thla. disposal shortly. Acquiring- of the new site and an- nouncement of the fund by J. R. Chnppell, director of the spe- cial gifts committee in the drive to raise prompted the board today to announced that it will pro- ceed immediately to formulate plans for the structure. It Ja hoped, said a board member, that ground can be broken in the sprlbg of The drive to date has been "very limited In Mr. Chappcll re- ported to the board, adding that the fund represents the gifts of only about 30 business firms. clubs and individuals. To Contribute Farther "In discussing the task of raising what appeared to be a large sum." he declared, "It should be noted that many of those solicited indicated a shrinkage con- willingness to contribute further in tho next two years. A conservative estimate of what could be obtained from this source would be "It is worthy of note, continued, "that some of the con- tributions wero made with the un- derstanding that construction would be not Jatcr than 1949, and It seems to me that the response is suffi- cient to indicate the board should proceed with plans." A board member said today that the campaign to solicit smaller con- tributors would begin in about a month. Architects' estimates Indicate that it will cost about to build the type of "Y" required by the city the size of Winona, Including con- sideration of future growth. The cost, however, will be dependent on construction costs at the time con- struction is begun. National Y. M. C. A. architects have made space estimates for the proposed Winona. building. Money acquired in Ihe building fund will be added to the money realized from the disposal of the land at Fifth and Johnson streets and the insurance received for the destroyed building. St. Paul Loses Appeal on Taxes St. Minnesota, su- preme court today denied the appeal of tlie city of St. Paul which soughs to compel the state to refund the four-cent gas tax paid on gasoline used by the city in trucks and equipment to maintain public high- ways within the city's corporata limits. Chief Justice Charles who wrote the decision which was unan- imous, said: "The Minnesota constitution docs not forbid the imposition of an ex- cise tax on gasoline consumed in municipally-owned vehicles operated upon the public streets and high- ways for the purpose of construction. repair, or maintenance of such streets or highways." Four-year-old Linda Smith pats Smokey, three days old, who the son of a donkey mother and Shetland pony father in Los Anfrdts, Calif. Breeders .say the combination is very unusual. (A.F. Wire- photo.) Fisheries Research Director Resigns St. Paul Lloyd Smith, di- rector of state fisheries research, submitted his resignation to Con- servation Commissioner Chester S. Wilson today effective in mid- Morch to accept a post with the national parks service. Smith Joined the department in June, 1940, at the, invitation of the then commissioner. Dr. William L. Strunk. Under his guidance ac- tivities of the state fish research program have been considerably ex- panded and cooperation developed with tho state university.