Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
CLOUDY, WARMER TONIGHT, THURSDAY READ DICK TRACY BACK PAGE DAILY VOLUME 49, NO. 95 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 8, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Failure at Paris to Speed Arms Aid Four Of These Twin Mustangs, the Air Force's latest long-range all-weather fighter planes, will be seen in action during the Winona municipal air- port dedication Sunday afternoon, June 19. The flight will come to Winona especially for the -occa- sion from Bergstrom Air Force base, Austin, Texas. The Alsops Chi mese Must Trade With West Twin Mustangs Coming By Stewart AIsop Jlonjr Kong1, at 000 feet you sense many Latest Air Force Long-Range Fighter Dedication Feature utM people, too little food. Most will see in actlon tries look almost uninhabited fromjthe U. S. Air Force. i Visitors to the Winona municipal airport dedication Sunday, June latcst ]ong range au.weather fighter planes of the aiv. But China, with its scratch-. They are the P-82E, known as the "Twin and will fly to ed and scrabbled land its scarred !Winona for tne dedication from Bergstrom Air Force base, Austin __ u u. _ I Texas. Four of this fast, versatile escort type of aircraft which are a mountains, its endless jumble of long range companion the mud villages, its brick red rivers try's super bombers, will be in the Senate Slated To 0. K. Gray As Army Secretary Congressmen Reported Pleased With Appointment Senate approval of Gordon Gray as secre- tary of the Army was forecast today by Chairman Tydings (D-Md.) of the armed services committee. President Truman's nomination of Carolina lawyer- publisher who has been serving in the department since September came as a surprise not only to members of Congress but to the appointee himself. Tydings said Gray will appear before the committee tomorrow. Senator Gurney of South Dakota, Republican spokesman on the group, said he was "glad to see that some- one with experience was picked for the job." Previously. Secretary of Defense Louis' Johnson had thought he had tatis E. Calder, chairman of Elec- ;ric Bond Share Company, lined up for the job. However, Calder seemingly didn't want to take on a Washington assignment, even for his old friend Johnson. Gray was said to have told sena- tors that he knew nothing of his carrying precious topsoil to the sea, looks like some vast hungry antheap. The communists are Inheriting the antheap. Now they are faced with the ancient, unanswered Ques- tion which has faced all China's rulers: How are the ants to be fed? This is the central fact. China's ageless ills have not suddenly dis- appeared with the substitution of one political power for another. flight. Personally leading the flight will) be Colonel Ashley B. Packard, com-] manding officer of the 27th Fighter! Wing. The planes will arrive in Winona Saturday, June 18, and will depart for their home base late Sunday afternoon or ,Monday morning. Runway Adequate The runway at the new Winona airport is more than ade- JUate to accommodate the Twin Mustangs, Colonel Packard said n a letter to the airport dedication Fire Damages Tower for New Tacoma Bridge Tacoroa, Wash. Explosions and fire early today seriously dam- In addition to the demonstration When the communists took over committee. the big cities, they also took over China's deficit a'shoV by tte" famous Across Tacoma narrows. U. S. Navy Blue Angels from the I Damage to the west tower on the aged a 502-foot tower nearing com- for a new suspension bridge quences. NOW, FOR THE first time, they Naval Air Station at Corpus Texas; a demonstration by are having trouble with the night of P-80 jet aircraft from "jinxed" highway crossing from Ta- coma to the Olympic peninsula was estimated at or more. ants. The reports of peasant Air Force base, Mt. Exnlodinjr oil'and gasoline drums sistance to food collections Mich.; 15 minutes of ma- Bxplodmb ou and Sasollne from so many sources that theyjneuvers by a flight of 12 or 15 must be based on fact. The reason JF.51 fighters from the 109th Aero is peasants are now I Squadron, Holman Field, St. Paul and the leaping flames were heard and seen for many miles around. Residents termed the fire, which consumed building scaffolds up to appointment in advance. It also was something of a happy surprise to some lawmakers who have been saying in the cloakrooms that Johnson was trying to cut too wide a swath too fast in revamping the military establishment he took over from the late James Forrestal. There seemed no doubt that Gray had Johnson's full endorsement, even though Calder was his first choice. With Francis P. Matthews in- stalled as secretary of the Navy, Mrs. Fred Babcock, widow of the Richfield patrolman killed by burglars-last Saturday, holds the flag that draped her husband's casket while being consoled by the Rev. Carl O. Nelson. They are shown at Port Snelling National cemetery where Patrolman Babcock was buried yesterday. He was a Marine veteran. Pour St. Paul men have been captured in connection with the shooting.