Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER nlr cool tonlcht. frmt Hkcljri SMunl.r cloudy and wurrnor. IS HERE Dial 97.5 for the Best In Radio Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 48, NO. 69 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENINQ, MAY 7, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY. PAGES THE ALSOPS Stassen Turns to Oregon By Joseph Al.iop usual In such cnsos, the immediate results of tlv Ohio primary are pleasingly ob vlous. Senator Robert A. Tart ha; not vastly Improved his preslclentla prospects, but ho has at least res- cued himself from disaster. Governor Harold E. Stasscn has experienced no disastrous setback, but his band- wagon Is not rolling any faster cither. A law of polltlciU motion Is that bandwagons must roll faster nnd faster in order to bo really safe vehicles. And thus, while Stns- scn has not experienced a setback In Ohio, ho hns at least suffered n temporary check, Behind these obvious conclusions, however, the wiseacres read In the Ohio results certain deeper mean- ings that nro a little complex nnd rather more Interesting. Here, curiously enough, there Is a rag of silver lining for Stasscn's disap- pointment In Ohio, AFTER OHIO, or course, Stns- non's whole future depends on the outcome- In Oregon. If ho docs not make n superior showing there, the Republican professionals, who would llko nothing better, will bo able to read him out of the race. On the other hand, If ho fulfills the always fallible experts' prophecies that he sweep the Oregon primary, ho will virtually eliminate Governor Thomas E, Dewey as a serious con- tender. And since the Ohio results havo not really put Senator Toft back In the running, the elim- ination of Dewey will shift the Stnssen bandwagon bnck Into high pear again. In this event, the rag of silver] lining which Ohio hns for Stnssen become very useful Indeed. Fo the- Ohio primary hns had pocted psychological effect, It has caused senator Taft, always a dog- ged fighter, to stop thinking abou beating Stnssen and to start think- ing again about winning for him- self. More Important still, It ha, revived the falling spirits of the Old Guard Republicans, who aro Scn- ntor Tnft's rcnl backers. Three tlays ago, the Old Guards- men wore nerving themselves for the dreadful In fnct, to get behind the leost unbearable- of the alternatives to Stas-ion, who are, of course, Govern- or Dowcy nnd Senator Arthur H. Vandcnbcrp. Now after Ohio, men llko Colonel Robert R. McCormlck tiro ngaln beginning to think they can nominate a. candidate of their own Senator Taft, or Speaker of the House Joseph W, Martin. Tho odds are approxim- ately ten to one that the Old Guard is wrong. But tho fact of the real odds does not alter tho fact of the Old Guard attitude. THIS ATTITUDE, In turn, will become mightily Important If Dcwcy Is licked in Oregon. For then, it will again bo necessary to discuss stop-stiissen combinations. But the Republican Old Guard will say thnt their man, Taft, has done better than tho brisk Dewey; they will therefore demand that the stop- Stns.scn combination be formed on their terms, Unfortunately, tho bulk of Dowey's strength cannot be United Europe Urged by Churchill Three St. Charles Girls Hurt In Three-Car Collision Here Three St. Charles, Minn., girlsHe entered a guilty plea in muni- all freshmen students at St. Charles High school were injured, one serl' ously, In a three-car crash at p. m, Thursday in front of the Hot Fish Shop on Mankato avenue. Tho Injured: Janice Wiltse, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marrlcl Wlltse, possible chest Injuries and cuts about tho face and head. Jean Taylor, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Taylor, face, head nnd hand cuts. Dora Stevens, 15, daughter of Mr. and MM, Charles Stevens, face and head cuts. 'Archie E. Nation, 33, Rushford route one; a farmer, was jailed on a drunken driving charge as an aftermath of tho spectacular crash. cipal court this morning and was fined and costs. Bams Two Cars The three injured girls had Just stepped into a car driven by Miss Wiltsc's father, Miirrlel Wiltse, ac- cording to police, when the car driven by Nation careened off the road and smashed into the parked vehicle. Miss Wiltse, the most seri- ously Injured, and Miss Taylor were thrown out of the machine by the Impact. Mrs. Mildred Nation. 21, were also riding in the machine. The uncle suffered a minor head Injury, but his wife escaped unhurt. Police book- ed Chester Nation for Intoxication. He also pleaded guilty in municipal court this morning and paid a fine. Bushed to Hospital The three injured girls were rush- ed to Winona General hospital by police ambulance for treatment. Both Wiltse's and Nation's cars were extensively damaged. Nation's car skidded 123 feet after! Nation told police that he brought striking the Wiltse machine and I his uncle and aunt to Winona yes- then plowed into another parked car owned by Ralph Hammer, Rush- ford, Minn. Witnesses to the mis- hap grabbed and held Nation until police arrived. The Rushford man's uncle, Ches- ter Nation, 46, and the latter's terday to get a free chest X-ray. The three girls were among a party of 35 students of St. Charles High school, members of a home economics club, who had driven here with their parents for a dinner a show. U. N. Atomic Control Held 'Impossible' Allies Blame Russ For Failure To Write Pact Lake The western powers told the United Nations to- day atomic energy control is Im- possible unless Russia decides to cooperate openly with the rest of Calls Received From 150 Miles Away as KWNO-FM Goes on Air District Judge Oscar R. Knut- son ot Warren has been named associate Justice of tho Minne- sota state supreme court. He will succeed Justice Julius Ol- son, who is retiring after 14 years on the supreme bench. Tho new Justice win join the court Monday. (A.P. Photo.) Chrysler Strike Inevitable' As Bargaining Ends Detroit Auto Workers, The CJ.O.-Unlted having quit the bargaining table with a bitter blast at Chrysler Corporation, pushed a- head today with plans for a strike they now call "inevitable." State and federal mediators Im- bcnlnd a candidate of thclmedlately moved forward with hopes Taft-Martln type, In short, Ohio, of bringing the warring parties to- has made It considerably harder I gethcr again before the strike clead- The frequency-modulated .voice of KWNO-FM was heard by listeners over a radius of nearly 150 miles during Thursday night's inaugural broadcast, it was revealed today in an early compilation of telegram and telephone calls received by Wi- nona Radio Service from listeners to the two-hour dedicatory program Signal reception was reported at Jl Green Bay, Wls., nearly 150 miles of here, while other listen- 'ers in Cambridge, Minn., approxi- mately 50 miles north of Minneapo- lis, told of noise-free reception of the Wlnona-broadcast signal. The station management reported today that surveys made last night and this morning revealed that re- ception throughout the three-state broadcast area of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin had been reported as near-perfect and the station has been besieged by telegrams and tel ephone calls from business and civic leaders in this city and the sur- rounding trade area complimenting the station on Its initial broadcast In several instances, ported that they had tried, with- out success to create interference with the received signal by means ol electric motors, electric home appliances nnd other static-creat- ing devices. On Air at 6 p. m. FM operations were suspended for a brief period today as station en- gineers continued frequency tests and equipment checks in efforts to bring signal strength and tonal qual- ity as nearly perfect as possible. K.WNO-FM left the air shortly after noon today but will return for the remainder of its regular broad- cast schedule at about G p. m., sta- tion officials explained. The station, which may be heard at 97.5 megacycles on the FM band, will broadcast dally from 6 a. m. un- til midnight, the same broadcast period in which KWNO's standard Broadcasts are made. Last night's broadcast opened with a welcoming address by Mayor John Druey, following which Leo La France, president of the Winona Dairyland Co-op, Union Seek Way To Avoid Strike La Crosse, Wls. Attempting to head off a strike set for p. m Sunday, union officials and officers of the Dairyland Power Cooperative will meet here tonight to iron out what a Dairyland officer says Is a 25-cent difference. A meeting of Cooperative repre- sentatives with C. S. Elliott, business agent of Local 953, A.F.L. Brother- lood of Electrical Workers, Will be held at Dairyland's offices. A shutdown of power plants serv- ng farm families In four Midwestern states is threatened. Plants affected are located at Alma, Baldwin, Genoa and Chlppewa Palls. Elliot made public a letter to man- the world. The United States, France and Britain proposed to the U. N. Atomic energy commission that the TJ. N. abandon attempts to set up world atomic controls until Russia changes her present attitude. The three powers presented their opinions in the form of a report to the security council which they urg- ed the commission to approve. If it Is approved, the commission will be the first major U. N. organization to acknowledge failure. The blame for the failure to write an atomic pact was laid by the three powers directly upon Russia. This move indicated a fight In the regular assembly in Paris next! Leaders Of Three Railroad brotherhoods wait for a cab outside their hotel in Washington, D. C., today en route to the White House for a conference with Presidential Assistant John R. Stcelman, From left: Alvanley Johnston, grand chief engineer of the locomotive engineers: Alfred R. J. Glover, president of the switchmen's union, and David B. Robertson, president of the firemen and engineers. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Tri-Part World Proposed Exploratory Rail Parley Breaks Up Washing-ton A White House conference aimed at avert- fall over atomic control, if the re-j ing a railroad strike broke up today without a. sign of progress. port is stymied by a Soviet veto in', the security council, it was reported the United States would carry it to the floor of the assembly with a demand for full debate. 5 More Flee Czechoslovakia [n Airliner Erding-, Germany Five Czechs said today they fled their lomeland in an airplane, forcing r f ______________ he pilot at pistol point to land I dispute, Johnston shouted "No" to hem in Germany. Two of the. re- (reporters questioning him on a side for later John R. Steelman talked for an hour and a half with heads ol the three strike-threatening rail brother- hoods. Eben Ayers, a presidential press secretary, told reporters that Steelman said it was only "a gen eral exploratory conference." Alvanley Johnston, head of the lo- comotive engineers, told reporters "All we did was spend an hou and a half talking with Mr. Stee: the situation." Asked whether government seiz ure of the railroads was discussed Johnston replied with a loud "No. Asked if Mr. Steelman had ad vanced any proposal for settling th ogees are young women. As they told their story. Yirl Benes, Czech vice consul in Munich disclosed that a Czech training plane crashlanded Wednesday on highway near Ingolstadt. It was llotcd by another man fleeing his ountry. In all, three Czech planes ageroent setttoga strike .deadline for [have., S. zone ol p.'m. Germany with' refugees since the Elliott's letter to John Madgett Jr., general manager of the coopera- tive, said "Unless the matters in dispute are settled by p. m. Sunday, May 9, the employes cov- ered by the labor agreement will go on strike. If we do not hear from you advising us of some other pro- cedure, the employes will shut the machines down." A spokesman for the cooperative said local B53's membership repre- sents all employes of the coopera- 'Ivo except construction workers. The cooperative serves farmers In Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois through 25 distributing co- operatives of which farmers are members. A wage difference Is blocking settlement of the dispute, Madgett :aid. He declared that the union origi- to organize n stop-Stassen move ment, It and when such a movc- ment becomes nimble. necessary and de- Tieslcles this vap of silver lining for StuwiCM, Ohio also Is considered by tho wLscacrcs to magnify the threat to Stnssen from Senator Arthur II. VuiKlenbcrg. The likeli- hood of deadlock at Philadelphia J.i Incraiwd; mid this means a Increase In tho likeli- hood ot a draft of Senator Vnnclcn- borB. Sin.wn himself has plainly ac- knowledged that he regards Sena- tor VntidvnbcrR as a much more serious rival than cither Senator Tuft or Governor Dcwcy, Whenever ho hns had the during meetings with Eastern states leaders lust has gone out of hl.i way to praise the Michigan Senator to tho skies, In part, the motive Is the sincere admiration which Vundcrberc's services have evoked In all reasonably modern- mlmlccl Republicans, But there Is also another motive, ns one cynical politico remarked: "Stn.wn sounds us though he, were running Van for PITS id nit of the world. And I cliiro sny ho'd rather sec Van brcomn a candidate for President of lino, set by the U.A.W. at May 12. Terming wage negotiations with Chrysler to be In a "hopeless dead- the union broke of! the talks yesterday and told the corporation "Its attitude is nn insult to human decency." In a formal statement, Norman Matthews, director or the U.A.W.'s Chrysler department, said "There is no point in further negotiations behalf of the city's industrial and business concerns in complimenting Winona Radio Service on the inau- guration of FM broadcasting. Charles A. Choate and Everett Edstrom, managers of Winona busi- ness firms, spoke briefly .before transcribed greetings from Senator Joseph Ball and Edward J. Thye, Representative August Andresen and Governor Luther Youngdahl were broadcast. Maxwell H. White, president of and n strike next Wednesday is Winona Radio service, thanked the nally had demanded a S40 a month ncrease for its 103 plant workers, maintenance men and transmission ine workers. He said that the company made a formal offer of in settlement of demands, while the union came down to At another meeting with union officials the cooperative communist coup in February. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Fair and cool tonight: frost likely in the cou- lees, lowest 38. Saturday Increasing cloudiness and slightly warmer; highest in the afternoon 68. Minnesota: Partly cloudy east and cloudy west tonight and Sat- urday. A few showers extreme west tonight and west Saturday, Frost likely southeast tonight. Warmer Saturday. Wisconsin: Fair and cool tonight with frost likely. Saturday partly cloudy and warmer. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 61; minimum, 36; noon, 56; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at EXTENDED FORECASTS Minnesota and jeratures will average near normal, formal maximum 62 north to 70 south. Normal minimum 38 north to walk outside the White Hous grounds. Union Heads Accompanying Johnston to th offered to facilitate settlement, 43 south. Cool through Monday, and when this was rejected, at still I Much warmer Tuesday turning cool- anothcr meeting, offered to split the difference between' the two amounts, which would make the in- crease "The union had indicated that it would accept wliich is only 25 cents more than our last offer." Madgett continued. inevitable" unless tho auto makers city for its cooperation in the pro- Joss of I tho world than a candidate President ot tho United States." for Taking It over-all. In short, the most probable Republican nominees us of today, nro Vanclcnborg, Stas- SNI or Dewey. with Dewey and StasMpn both In danger of being eliminated In Oregon.' Stassen for his part seems supremely confident that Oregon Is in tho bag. Dewey has altered nil his plans to cam- paign there for over two weeks. But Stassen hns overruled his own po- litical staff, who were panicked by the Ohio outcome into urging a long buni-stormlnK effort on the West coast, and will adhere to his original plan of campaigning in Oregon for nbout ft week only. If confidence proves well-founded, ho will have only one lust hurdle to surmount after Ore- gon. But It will be a very high hurdle. The truth Is that a sur- prising number of Stassenltcs would BO over to Vmidcnbcrg, If the Sena- tor began to be seriously considered by tho convention tit Philadelphia, change their position. The U.A.W. has demanded a 30- ccnt an hour wage raise in addition to various fringe demands. Chrysler countered this with a six-cent offer which was withdrawn after the union rejected it. The present aver- age scaJc is for production workers. motion of FM broadcasting in thislbe Bizonia Food Strikes Continue Frnnkfuri, Germany Scat- tered food strikes continued today In the British and American zones of Germany. At Hannover, in the British sector. strikers kept the city tied up for the fifth day despite efforts of union loaders to get them back on the Job. city and a congratulatory telegram from Mark Woods, president of the American Broadcasting Company, was road. Music for the program was sup- plied by Mrs. Robert Leonard, staff organist, at the now Hammond elec- tric organ, Freddie Heyer and his Winona State Teachers college swing band and the Winona Civic chorus under the direction of H. Irving Tlngley. The remainder of the "If the men go out on strike, the 3 in one work day would many would three Executive employes will attempt to operate the generating plants in the event of a strike, Madgett said. U. S. April Employment Hiked to 58.3 Million Washington Civilian em- ployment rose by in April to a total of the Census bureau reported1 today. er Wednesday. Precipitation will average to 'A inch, occurring as showers Sunday, extreme west por- tion Saturday and Wisconsin Mon- day and again in western Minnesota Wednesday. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Prec. talk with Steelman were David B of the flreme and enginemen, and Arthur J Glover, Jr., head of the switchmen union. Neither .Glover nor- Robert son had any comment. Earlier, President Truman wen over the whole situation with hi cabinet In an hour-long- meeting It was indicated that no conclusions were reached at the cab inet session. For the present, Mr. Truman is leaving all details in Steelman's hands but keeping in close persona touch with the developments. Leaving the cabinet session, At- torney General Clark told reporters advised ths President in an opin- ion last week that he has ample power to seize the the event he decides that step is advisable. At the same time, Clark em- phasized that no orders looking to seizure have been prepared. 6 a. m. Start The rail strike is set for 6 a. m., local standard time in each time zone, Tuesday, May 11. Yard employes who are members of the engineers, firemen and switchmen brotherhoods have been instructed to leave their jobs at that hour. Members of .the three brother- hoods on moving trains at that hour will complete their runs or bring their trains to the nearest terminal tie-up point before walking out. Three major measures are being taken by the carriers in preparation for the scheduled walkout. Bemidjt 54 Chicago............ 59 Denver ............70 Des Moincs 61 Duluth ............51 Falls.. 45 program! Unemployment declined was devoted to special salutes from to about a number of the nation's foremost dance bands and entertainers. Soviet Fetes Russian As Inventor of Radio Soviet Union celebrated Radio day today, once again heralding Russia's -Alexand Popov as the Inventor of wireless. Edmonton 60 The upswing in the number of jobs Washington 65 nnd the drop in unemployment were i Winnipeg .........46 City .......63 Los Angeles .......78 Miami ............83 Mpls.-St. Paul .....60 New Orleans ......75 New York 69 Seattle 62 .......102 .......65 Phoenix Washington 30 40 45 41 32 29 44 56 76 43 55 43 45 61 50 45 50 29 1.06 They are: Notices' of embargoes on freight shipments; notices to non-striking rail workers .of pos- sible layoffs and notices to pas- sengers of the risk involved in tak- ing journeys embracing tho strike date. Under terms of the strike only, troop, milk and hospital trains wil} be operated by members of the striking brotherhoods.. Judy Can Eat Peanut Butter After Mayo Trip Rochester, Minn. Little Judy. Simpson of Vancouver, B. c., had something she's wanted for some time, a peanut butter sand- wich, just before leaving for her home after an unusual throat op- eration. Judy, three years old, was op- erated on a week ago yesterday for a double aorta arch, a condition in which- the windpipe is encircled and breathing is difficult. Mayo Clinic doctors said they were sure Judy would enjoy a nor- mal childhood. Her pretty mother, Mrs. William M. Simpson, said she was particularly happy that a port- able oxygen tank can be abandoned The oxygen was needed to relieve the child's breathing, Judy and her mother were -to eave Rochester today for their Vancouver home. Only Russ Can Lift Shadow of War, Briton Asserts The Hague, the Churchill urged today immediate formation of a European assembly as the first step toward a Council of Europe free of the jeal- ousies and rivalries of the past. Churchill asked members of a 22- nation forum to plead with their governments to "create a new Eu- rope" whose united voice can be continuously heard. The forum met In a, two-day session in the Dutch parliament building to evolve plans for a United States of Europe. The proposed or- ganization is based on the Western European union formed recently by Britain, France, Belgium, the Neth- erlands and Luxembourg. All other "free countries of were Invited to join, The new Council of Europe shoulcr be a subordinate but necessary part of the world organization, Churchill said. The world organization of the future, he said, should havo three "august but subordinate" re- gional councils: 1. The Soviet Union. 2. The Council of Europe, Includ- ing Great Britain, joined with her empire and commonwealth. 3. The western hemisphere. West Is Grieved Britain's wartime leader said that the west is grieved and perplexed by the attitude of the Soviet Union, "without whose active aid the world organization cannot function, nor the shadow of war be lifted from, the hearts and minds of men. and nations." A resolution is before the meeting to create a "European deliberative assembly through which views could be exchanged and a common Euro- pean opinion expressed on problems of the day." The meeting also is asked to create an emergency coun- cil to direct Joint action lor eco- nomic recovery and military defense to "preserve democratic Delegates from all the 16 European nations participating in the Mar- shall plan are attending the ses- sions, being- held under the title of 3 Hamel Robbery Suspects Freed St. Paul The Federal Bu- ;au of Investigation has released hree men who had been under uestioning about the robbery of IB Farmers State bank at Hamel. E. N. Notesteen, special agent ttached to the FBI office here, said 10 three had provided perfect ali- "thc Congress of Europe." ditlon, exiled leaders are In ad- present Is. The trio had been taken Into Senate Unit O.K.'s .'Larson As WAA Head .72! Washington The Senate ,01 .68 .37 .68 expenditures committee today gave unanimous approval to the nomi- attributed to seasonal factors- spring planting on the farms, better weather and more outdoor work op- portunities. New Greek Executions Boost Week Toll to 213 more per-asklng "details and explanations' sons convicted of murder were re-of tire recent large-scale executions at Norton called yesterday on Mich ofael Mavrocordato, under-secretary to the premier, in connection with there the executions. ported executed this morning Aeglna prison Just outside Athens. Nlnteen were executed yesterday. Thirteen others executed Both Tsaldaris and Premier at Athens and 11 at Salonika yes-Thcmistokles Sophoulis said the terday brought to 61 the total num-British embassy had not lodged a bcr of executions within 36 hoursprotest. and to 213 this week. The premier, a liberal, and Tsal- Most were convicted of murderdarls, a Populist, now are busy rc- durlngr leftist uprising in 1944. shuffling the cabinet. The names The British .embassy said Sir of four new Liberal ministers in Clifford Norton had sent a note tothe Liberal-Populist coalition cab- Vlce-Premlcr Constantin Tsaldarisinet were announced this morning. Bulleti Jerusalem Arab league leaders agreed today on a Jer- usalem truce, effective at noon tomorrow, If the Jews will cease firing, an official statement an- nounced. Milwaukee Six em- ployes of the Internal Revenue department In Wisconsin have been suspended temporarily on orders from Washington, Acting Collector George Rcisimer said today. Seattle Coast Guard Cutter Bittersweet reached the ice-bound cannery supply Tender Tootsic in Al- a-ska's Bristol bay today and started breaking ice so the tender with its 13-man crew could reach port. DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Change nation of Jess Larson of Oklahoma to be war 'assets administrator. The committee also recommended without dissent that the Senate con- firm Paul L. Mather, retired rear admiral, to be associate W.AJV. ad- ministrator. ustody yesterday by a Minnesota heriff. Earlier in the day, six employes the bank examined hundreds of known criminals but failed to find kenesses of the robbers. The two well-dressed bandits es- aped from the Hamel State bank ith between and udltors at the bank have not com- pleted their Inquiry necessary to set the loot total. from. Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Romania nnd Finland and dele- gates are here from the Saar valley, the French occupation zone of Ger- many and from Spain. Movement of People Churcliill said his plan "Js a movement of people and not of parties." "There is no room for personal or party he added. "If ,hcre is rivalry of parties, let it be to see which one will distinguish Itself most for the common cause. "No one can suppose that Europe can be united on any party or sectional basis, any more than that any one nation can assert an over- weening predominance. It must be all for all, Europe can only be united by thp heart-felt wish and vehement expression of the great majority of all the peoples In all the parties in all the freedom- loving countries, no matter where they dwell or how they Churchill said a solemn respon- sibility rests upon "tills congress of a Europe striving to be reborn." Rochester Building Strike Continues Rochester, construction Striking workers maintained picket lines today around six major building projects as Rochester con- tractors continued to refuse the building trades council as bargain- ing agent. An estimated 1.500 carpenters lathers, cement finishers, drivers and labor went on strike Wednes- day. About 100 workers returned to work yesterday after 15 smaller contracts signed union contracts and agreed to pay wage boosts retroac- tive to May 5. Nearly 80 other contractors are affected. By Bob Hopn show the U.N. how it's Dam 3, T.W....... .2 Red Wing 14 7.9 .2 Lake City 10.9 .3 Reads 12 7.1 .2 Dam 4, T.W....... 7.7 .3 Dam 5, T.W....... 6.2 .2 Dam 5A, T.W...... 7.2 .3 Winona 13 8.0 .2 Dam 6, Pool...... 7.8 .2 Dam 6, T.W....... 7.3 .2 Dakota 8.4 .2 Dam 7, Pool...... 9.2 .2 Dam 7, T.W....... 6.8 .3 La Crosse 12 8.3 .3 Tributary Streams Chlppewa at Durand. 3.7 Zumbro at Theilman. 2.5 Buffalo above Alma... 2.1 Trempcaleau at Dodge 1.0 Black at Neillsville... 3.7 .1 Black at Galesvllle 3.2 2. La'Crosse at W. Salem 1.7 Root at Houston 6.2 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttenberg) Air Force Readies Order Washington Tho Air Force readied buying orders for new warplanes today, awaiting- only president Truman's signal to start building: a, 70-group peacetime airmada. Shortly after the Senate gave a 74 to 2 vote of approval yes- terday to a .air power expansion fund, Air Force of- During the next 48 hours the slow- y falling tendency will continue from St. Paul to below Genoa. The extreme southern end of the district will remain practically stationary. ficials announced they were warm- Ing up their purchasing machinery. A Senate-House conference com- mittee was expected to act swiftly to compromise minor'differerices in the bill previously passed by a 343 to 3 vote In the House, The measure then will go to the White House where favorable action seems llke- y despite the added to Mr. Truman's original request. This was the money tacked on to assure a start toward the 70-group Air Force rather than the 55 groups first planned or the 66-group com- promise put forward by Secretary of Defense Forrestal in his plea for a "balanced" military expansion. The Air Force said the new funds will provide 243 bombers, Jet fighters and 909 reconnaissance, transport, training, rescue and liai- son aircraft by 1953. Even more important, the Air Force statement said, is that the new appropriations will buy "that all- Important time for which there is no substitute." Let's done. This, good readers, is "Be Kind to Animals weak" and I hope you're as interested in it as I am. I'm so thrilled with the idea, I've even Igured out a plan to make it work 7H better. I guaran- tee thnt all ani- mals will be treat- ed more humane- ly by people if the animals will sign my petition for .a "be kind to humans week." Here's what I moan: Monkeys in the zoo will refrain from making fac- es at people they consider uglier than themselves. Bob Hope Parrots will speak only when they are spoken to and will stop giving out family information. Pigeons will be more careful. Skunks will stop pretending they are squirrels until they get too close. In return for which we human beings promise: To give goldfish more privacy by juilding curtains around the bowl. To stop telling Jokes about talk- Ing horses. To stop calling every cow we meet "bossy." To stop using the word "jackass" n a way that is insulting U) the K ackass. And to stop crossiiiff the patlis of uperstitious black cats. So far my plan to unite aniin.ils and people has received onfy one complaint and that was from a tiger. He says he refuses to stop nibbling on his trainer .until we give up eat.ing animal crackers If he uses his veto power, I'm sunk.