Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
VOLUME 49, NO. 18 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 9, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES raine sland Park Work Voted Six Men, Each With One Aim In Mind, to decide whether a basket counted or not, talk it over at Rochester Mayo auditorium Tuesday night while more than fans milled in the background. The verdict brought Joy to Rochester and despair to Winona when Paul Giel's long shot with two seconds left was erased. Here, left to right, are Coach Bob McNish of Rochester, Referee Mark Almli of North- field, Vic Gislason, Winona athletic director, emphatically stressing a point; W. R. McKibben, tourna- ment manager; Referee Ralph Leahy of Cochrane and Coach Gordy Addington of Winona whose Win- hawks came from behind only to lose out in the district semifinals. Winona has protested the garae, but no action has been taken as yet. Republican-Herald photo by Al Olson The Alsops Hardest Test Ahead Europe in By Joseph Alsop final impres- sion left by an intensive inquiry Into the state of Europe is that the hardest test is still ahead for the United States. The state of Eur- ope itself is vastly improved; in- deed, in Western Europe we have won the first major engagement in the world struggle between the So- viet union and the West. But the makers of Soviet policy notoriously think, not in years, but in decades. Having been cheated of their ex- pected easy victory in Europe, they are merely settling down for the long pull. The question Is whether we in America also have the foresight and guts to settle down for the long pull. This is the hardest test that is now ahead. It will not be an easy test to meet, since we shall be progressively deprived of our habitual stimulant, our customary political eye-opener. Instead of stirring European cri- ses, the new danger signals will WHAT'S IN A BASKET? Decision Awaited On Disputed Hawk Loss to Rochester By Augie Karcher Whether Rochester High school will play in the district finals Friday night at Mayo Civic auditorium or whether the honor win go to the Winona Winhawks who Tuesday night sank a basket with two seconds to go which was then disallowed, was to be decided at a meeting of the district tournament committee this afternoon or tonight. All Winona awaited the results of the hearing which came after Winona protested Tuesday night's 44 to 43 loss to the Rochester Rockets after a long shot by Paul Giel, Winhawk guard, put Winona ahead only to be stricken off the books. Athletic Director Victor Gislason filed the protest with Superintend- ent J. E. Sutherland of Stewartville, committee chairman, immediately after the game. Other members of the committee are L. S. Harbo, Wi- nona superintendent of schools, and) Milton Boock, Lake City principal. I The committee either will make: a ruling on the play or else refer itj to the state athletic association in phy are equally strange, as in Chi- na; a Soviet re-armament effort which we may sense as huge bub cannot exactly measure; and a pro- gram to put the whole Soviet Em- pire in military array, the stern- ness and effectiveness of which will be .three-quarters masked from us by the Iron Curtain, Yet, the whole future will depend upon whether we respond to these only dimly des- cribed danger signals. THIS MAY SEEM TO be a double overstatement of the case. But while Soviet intentions must always remain enigmatic, what lit- tle is known of Soviet actions is enough to give the alarm. For in- stance. Soviet heavy-tank produc- tion is now known to have reached _ [Minneapolis of which H. R. Peterson 'is executive secretary. in Suspense The situation which occurred in the game kept more than fans in suspense until it was announced that the basket would not be count- ed and that Winona would be given possession out of bounds with two seconds to go. There were seven seconds re- maining on the clock when Referee Ralph Leahy of Coch- rane called Shorty Cochran of Rochester on the ten-second rule. Winona took the ball out and Giel shot what appeared to Mayor Claude McQuillan, above, has been re-elected mayor of Rochester. He defeated Thomas M. McDonnell in Tues- day's city election. The vote was one of the heaviest in Roches- ter's history. (Story on Page ana Ijlcl Sliui WILO.L appey-icu fcw be the winning: basket. That, in !earthquake a nut-shell, was what it looked like on the surface. J'3n hranCISCO floaorr I San earthqua- .fim.i-o nf hetwppn ihrpp and five Almli of Northiieia leu tne iioor, toouSand tonta they returned later and after morejke shook the San Francisco bay nn fho hSCK-pt. nA CAT-- Blood May Flow In Philippine i> Political Crisis Island Senate Unable to Operate For 17 Days By Spencer Davis Philippine polit- ical crisis took on explosive aspects today. Two big public meetings were set. Either could touch off bloodshed. The tense situation stems from a fight for control of the powerful Liberal party. The battle is be- tween President Elpidio Quirino and Jose Avelino, the party's po- litical boss. The battleground is the Philippine senate. In the back- round is this year's presidential election. For 17 days the 24-member sen- ate has been unable to operate. Senate President Avelino walked out when the senate threatened an official investigation of his private business affairs. Nine senators went out with him, Senate Divided Twelve others are not loyal to Quir- ino. They ordered Avelino and his followers returned. National bur- eau of Investigation agents made a half-hearted attempt to round them up, came back without a one. Meanwhile Avelino was stripped of the senate presidency. He lost a supreme court fight to regain it. Both senate factions have sup- plied themselves with armed guards. Tension Is mounting hour- ly. Violence could flare at either of two large demonstrations set today for the next three days. One Is a call for veterans to march tomorrow from the sen- ate to Quirlno's official residence and on to the house of represent- atives. The veterans, many of whom were In the notorious Ba- taan "death march" are demand- ing back pay regardless of what pay they already have received from the United States. Mass Meeting Called The other is a mass meeting of Quirino supporters scheduled for Saturday. Speakers include two senators who wrote the resolution charging Avelino with abuse of the senate presidency. I Quirino, who succeeded the Late 'President Manuel Eoxas, seeks the 'infant republic's highest office in ihis own fight. Avelino, who still .holds party control at provincial [and local has said he will 'seek the nomination at the Liber- 'erals' convention in May or June. The opposition Nacionalista par- ty, temporarily aligned with Quir- ino, is massing its forces to sup- port Dr. Jose P. Laurel for the presidency. Laurel was puppet president of the Philippines during the Japanese occupation. Odom Wants Some Sleep New York With a new nonstop flying record to his credit, air-adventurer Bill Odom plans to "sleep for a couple of days." But the 29-year-old flier had some uneasy moments before he went to bed last night. It seems there was no repre- sentative of the National Aero- nautic association on hand yes- terday to witness the finish of his record breaking light-plane flight from Honolu- lu to Teterboro, N. J. The N.A.A. requires a check of gas tanks and plane instru- ments at the end of a flight be- His Excellency Bishop Leo Binz turns the first shovelful of dirt in ground-breaking ceremonies at St Mary's college yesterday starting construction on a dormitory addition to St. Joseph's hall, residence building on the east side 5f the college campus.' 'Assistants are the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. B. Qregoire, left, and the Rev. William T. Magee, Ground Broken for New Addition at St. Mary's In ground-breaking ceremonies at St. Mary's college Tuesday, His Excellency the Most Rev. Leo Binz, D.D., coadjutor bishop of Winona, turned the spadeful of earth as a start on a dormitory addition to St Joseph hall, dormitory building on the east side of the college campus. Over 200 students, friends, mem- bers of the faculty and the board of trustees were present. After the shovel had been bandied by Bishop Binz; Brother Joel, president; Rep. Harry Greer, Lanesboro, Suffers Stroke 'in St. Paul Minneapolis State Repre- sentative Harry Greer, 60, of Lanes- boro, was reported resting easily today after suffering a stroke yes- terday in his St. Paul hotel room. He was moved to Fairview hospital here last night after having been taken first to Ancker hospital. New Flood Threat Seen In Montana By The Associated Press Flood waters left hundreds home- less in four states today. A new flood threat developed In ____ _ Montana and rising waters plagued Brother Gregory, director of the many areas of Nebraska, still ree- student brothers; Brother Ambrose, after a winter-long bout with Wells, Tables, Fireplaces To Be Built Park, Recreation And Latsch Boards Co-operating An expansion of the recreation and picnic facilities at Prairie Island park, Involving the co-operation of three city boards, got under way today following a meeting yesterday afternoon. The John Latsch Memorial board, which has Jurisdiction over the large area in the West End of the city, will have the co-operation of the park and recreation boards to the development. However, the Latsch board will pay the cost of the immediate de- velopment planned yesterday. The estimated cost: The development Involves con- struction and installation of 50 pic- nic tables, fireplaces, wells, toilets and playground equipment. Used by Many Said Recreation Director M. J. Bambenek, commenting on the ex- pansion program: "The place will be i second Merrick park and will ben- efit everyone in the entire area." For years the island park, con- sisting of at least 300 acres, has been used by fishermen the year around, by hunters as a base of operation, ay picknickers and recreation-mind- ed residents who took advantage of this park adjacent to the residential area. But facilities were small. Plans for the expansion of the park began last year, when an all- weather Kack-top road was built to it, as well as three large parking areas, but yesterday's meeting set the development into action. Begin Building Tablet This morning the recreation de- partment's maintenance crew began the construction of tables, and next week the park board's summertime crew of about, ten to work about a month begin clearing brush out of the area, and a general clean-up. By the beginning of the summer season, the facilities will be vastly expanded. The development includes an ex- pansion of the picnic facilities In the portion of the park south of the new the vicinity of the stone the opening of the area along Straight slough (north of the road) from the pine grove west to the 5-A dam. dike. At the present picnic used particularly by large during the summertime-r-two addi- tional toilets will be Installed, 25 tables, two pumps, ten fireplaces, three board swings, three nursery swings and two teeter-totters. In the new picnic be vice-president, and and Carlus Walter Karl Conrad members of the board of trustees each turned a shovelful of dirt. The early start on the building is being made so that the addition may be put into use by September thereby enabling the college to enlarge its enrollment by 100. This addition, 104 by 40 feet, will be three stories nigh, and will have classroom, chapel and sleeping facilities that will add to the pres- ent space afforded by St. Joseph's ihis room. His district comprises Pillraore Houston counties. give the Red Army an armored force of between twenty and thirty thousand tanks in six or seven years time. This Is not a statistic which can be lightly disregarded by the al- most unarmed West. Fit data of this sort into the. pattern of the drive for political conquest which the Kremlin is already carrying on. You must thus conclude that it is than 30 minutes the basket wasjarea early today, causing no ser-j discredited and Winona again damage. j and a.m., from checked with the N.AA. in had not given the ball to the Wi-jsanta Clara valley, 60 miles south] vvasuuigwu. fore certifying a new record. To relieve Odom's anxiety lest his record go officially un- recognized, airport officials nona player but that it had beenjof San prancisco> to Sacramento, taken from him while two Rochester players called for time out. Flay Explained "After blowing the whistle and 90 miles northeast. One woman living beside precip- Rochester itous Telegraph hill, reported to po- lice that prowlers were on her roof. Investigation showed the prowl- worst- t I blow Equally, there is no me and thrown in. j blew my ment above of the American hi fl in and tne was ponsibility in the period we are flfter were, for time out. Before I could the ball dead, it was taken ers were rocks shaken loose from the hill ponsibility tering. An American student of po- litics abroad in these times occa- sionally wants to paraphrase Kip- his countrymen, "Ye nothing know who only England of England know." made after that." Gisliison, in a statement Wednes- day morning, said: "We feel Justi- fied in registering a protest under ling's slightly peevish address to thg circumstariC5Si but it is merely AMERICAN POLICY is not the imperialism that Kipling was talk- ing about. But every responsible European leader frankly acknowl- Tf edges that all major decisions of the world struggle must ultimately Pleasant be made in Washington. Even Eur- ope's internal politics are inti- mately influenced by the views and measures of the American govern- ment. And even including Britain, the European nations have neither a protest against the officials' deci- ,sion. We want no hard feelings be- jtween the two schools, student bodies and the fans. Despite the high tension, we thought the Wi- Marriage License Fee Increase Killed nona fans conducted themselves It is an unfortunate, un- the strength nor the resources to Czechs to Close Bavarian Border Hof, bor- der police said today they had been carry them safely through, unless Czechoslovakia will close (Continued on Page 7, Column 4.) all border points to American-oc- ALSOPS jcupied Bavaria March They later report- ed that C. L. 'Logsdon, N.A.A. contest division director, said it would be all right for Civil Aeronautics authority inspector Paul Steinman to sign the ne- cessary papers. Steinman agreed. As for the future, Odom said he would like to make a pole- encircling flight, touching at both the North and South poles. property for a number jyears, was closed in 1941. of weather's elements. Surging waters from swollen streams spilled over thousands of acres of land in Nebraska, Iowa, Montana and Louisiana. But colder weather in many parts of the mid- west checked some of the overflow. The Missouri river was generally below flood stage over its course through eight states from northern Montana to southern Illinois. But many of the big river's tributaries were on a mild rampage. Ice Blocks River Minor floods were caused north of Sidney, Mont., after Ice 30 to 40 inches deep blocked the Yellow- stone river and sent water over its Some residents Mr Greer has been suffering Contract for the building has from'a heart ailment for several! been let to H. B. Kilstofte of Wi- years, and recently there Architect is Parkinson Dock- indications that the ailment had endorff of La Crosse, Wis. become more serious. His condition was described as critical by attending physicians. Mrs. Greer and daughter, one of eight children, came from) Lanesboro yesterday. Several of) the other children live in St. Paul and Minneapolis. This is Mr. Greer's first term in the state legislature. He was elected to the post last November, but previously he had a long gov- ernmental record in Lanesboro, his lifelong residence. He was a mem- Fire Hits Cambridge Cambridge, Wis. Fire of undetermined origin Tuesday de- stroyed a food warehouse and black- smith shop. Damage was estimated unofficially af rneiuus Destroyed were the Bus-Selte' ber of the council there for 15 IFoods Company warehouse, a whole- years served on the volunteer fire sale firm owned by Russell Olson, department for 35 years and wasjand an adjoining smithy and repair its chief for two terms. tshop owned by Edward Kublna. gorge backed up for 20 miles. Far- mers and ranchers along the river were urged to leave their homes and remove their livestock. In southeastern Montana, the Tongue river was running bank full and threatened to flood Miles city. The Missouri river Is frozen from the mountains near Helena to the headquarters and no immediate flood is threatened. Colder air 'slow- ed the runoff of melted snow and Madison, Wis. sin senators want no laws which will make it harder to get mar- ried. In less than five minutes last night the upper house killed a bill passed by the assembly which would have increased marriage license fees from SI to The body took one hour and 15 minutes to dispose of a few minor bills, but when it came to the marriage license issue it acted with dispatch. "The same man who intro- duced this bill in the assembly has offered a measure to repeal the state tax on oleomargar- Senator Leverich (R-Spar- ta) said. "What does he want to do- get more money from the poor young people who want to get married, to make up for what we will lose in the oleo tax? "We also have bills introduced to increase the hunting and fishing licenses. Also some of the legislators want to boost the bounty for wolves. "I think we have gone far enough. We shouldn't put the finger on young people who want to get married, and tell them they have to pay more too." Senator Knowles, Republican, floor leader from New Rich- mond, said he "noted with in- terest that the man who intro- duced the marriage fee boost was a member of the party that is the self-elected champion of the common man." The bill to increase the fees was introduced in the lower house by Assemblyman Banach "I am for Knowles declared "and I want to do everything I can to help the little man get married." "The price of ink hasn't gone up that much and that's all that's Senator Pan- zer (R-Oakfield) stated. In other action, the -senate passed a bill tightening the law covering refunds to fanners for motor fuel taxes. The measure requires that farmers file origi- nal purchase invoices when they make claims for refunds. There will be no senate ses- sion today as 'members will at- tend funeral services at Racine for the late Senator Edward er, who died Friday. used by smaller toilets, 25 tables, 15 fireplaces and two pumps will be installed. The recreation department will build the tables, fireplaces and toi- lets, while the park board will as- sume the responsibility for the clean-up. Near Popular Fishing Spot But the all within the city more than a pic- nic area. The new area'is adjacent to Straight slough, popular fishing spot both in summertime and win- tertime; south of the road, in the southwest park of the park the Tri-State Hunting Dog association has shelter and space for retriever trials; west of the dike the federal government has leased land to the city, which is used particularly for the docking of boats by fishermen for ball games, and ________Walton league chapter has permission to build a cabin on the north side of the road near one of the parking areas. Representatives of the three boards present yesterday at this meeting of the Latsch board were unanimous in-their approval of the development: Park Board President C. W. Sie- brechWThe park board will co- operate to the fullest extent in the project. It is a mighty fine thing r._ _. _ reduced the flood hazard in most to develop the area and everyone sections of the state. Many Nebraska communities bat- tled the rising waters. At Beatrice, nearly 100 families were evacuated Four of the eight schools In the city of closed. Families Quit Homes Other families fled their homes in, Seward and the flood waters reached within two blocks of the business district of a college town of Some roads in the area of O'Neill and Albion were impassable because of mud and snow runoff and washed out bridges. Threatened by backwaters of the Mississippi river tributaries in east- ern Louisiana, 245 families have been evacuated from their bottom- land homes. The Mississippi is above flood stage from Baton Rou- ge to New Orleans. Water from ice-Jammed tributar- ies of the Missouri covered thou- sands of acres of Iowa lowlands. Many families fled their homes. Generally there was no immed- iate flood threats by the Missouri in the Dakotas, Missourlan, Kansas and Illinois, The critical period in many areas is not expected until later in 'March. 01 early April. should get in back of it. We can get our crew together in a few days and will clean up the new area. They will clean out the brush. as the Big Blue river overflowed, rubbish, trim the trees, remove the s ......fences and put the grounds in shape." Latsch Board President John Am- have been looking for- ward to improving Prairie Island for some time and have waited until the new road was completed." Recreation Director (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) PRAIRIE ISLAND WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and colder tonight; low 15 in the city, 12 in the country. Thursday generally fair and rather cold; high 28. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum 44; minimum 17; noon, 30; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 12.