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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 229 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 13, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Special Session on China Unlikely The Alspps Berlin Red Asks Lifting Of Blockade Council Approves Palestine Peace Planm By Joseph and Stewart Alsop the end ofj last month Marshal Russian proconsul in Germany, re-! Two Veterans in Race For House Speakership U.N.Toldto St. Paul Two veteran leg ceived an interesting letter through islators will be in the race for the WWCh speakership when Minnesota lawmakers convene for their bi- ennial session to January. The choice will be between Rep- resentative John A Hartle of Owa- tonna, a house member lor 14 years, and Representative Ed Chilgren, Littlefork newspaper publisher, who the Soviet com- mand in Ger- many with the German com- munists. What makes the letter Interesting Is the fact that it was signed by Wil- helm Pieck and Otto Groiewohl. Pieck is a lifetime communist, who took part in the Spartacist re- volt In 1919. Grotewohl is a rene- gade Socialist, who sold out to the over Representative Lawrence Haeg of rural Hennepin county by a 47- 31 ballot, the second taken by the conservatives to settle a four-way contest. Representatives A. F. O'Berg, Lindstrom, and Aubrey Dirlan, Red- wood Falls, the other candidates in the conservatives' race, withdrew with Haeg after the second ballot. _ .The speaker post was left open has a record of 24 years service in, when Representative Lawrence Hall the house. Of St. Cloud did not seek re-election. Election of Hartle was claimed The liberal group went on record. by the conservatives who selected him as their candidate at a caucus for payment of a soldiers bonus but without imposition of a sales tax, said they had 83 pledged votes for Russians after the war. They are their man against the needed 66. Chilgren defeated Representative ored Socialist Unity party, in real- Sty the So-.iet zone's Communist party. There were four other sign- ers as well as Pieck and Grotewohl, all important but subordinate Ger- man communists. The letter, whose contents are known to the American government, of course written in the tone of respectful humility which com- munists use when addressing their Soviet masters, and was full of protestations of loyalty. Yet It was nevertheless deeply displeasing to Sokolovsky and the rulers to the Kremlin. yesterday. Leaders of that faction repeal of the old age lien law, a cost housing program, Increased old age assistance, price floors for agricultural products, more state aid for education, a strong mental Thomas Letness of Neillsville in the organization meeting of the liberal I health program and a county group and Hartle was the victor1 multi-county health setup. Negev Desert Russia Abstains From Voting On Proposition Paris (IF) A security council committee approved today a plan apparently intended to demilitarize virtually all of southern Palestine's Negev desert. The United States, Britain, China, Prance, Belgium and Colombia sup- ported the plan, submitted by the FOR THE GERMAN communists begged Sokolovsky to end the block- ade of Berlin. They stated flatly that the blockade was underminini the German communist movement by turning the German masses against both the Socialist fatherlanc and the German communist party Discipline within the party was more difficult to maintain, and the party was daily losing previously loyal adherents. German commun- ists were good communists, the six wrote, but they were also Germans Sokolovsky's response was 'une- quivocal. Piecfc and Grotewohl were hauled on the carpet and charged "narrow -nationalism" and "deviationism." They were allowed to retain their positions, perhaps because their purging would have created an unwelcome uproar. But they were warned that no repeti- tion of such insubordination would be tolerated. And to force the point home, the four lesser communists were carted off to Jail. Taken alone, this episode is signi- ficant enough. But what makes it more -Interesting is the fact that it Is not an isolated incident. For within the last few days evidence has been obtained that Moscow is having very similar difficulties with the high command of the French Communist party. EARLY THIS SUMMER, as first reported in this space, burly, ham- fisted Maurice Thorez, leader of the French communists, was hailed be- fore a communist kangaroo court on orders from Moscow and charg- ed with "excessive nationalism." At the time, Thorez performed the usual communist rite of public re- pentance and confession of sins. Since then, however, there have been reports that Moscow's troubles with Thorez were not over. According to these reports, Thorez has been intriguing within the French communist party to split his very considerable personal fol- io wing away from Moscow's con- trol, and to head a national French communist party more or less on the Tito model. The nature of the sources of these reports, within the French party, has cast doubt on Owner Wins Car Back From Dog Des John Murphy has repossessed his car from a big dog. There had been some misunder- standing of ownership yesterday as far as Murphy was concerned. A night worker in a bakery, Mur- Sfs his automobile. "When I opened the front door, the dog was sitting on the front Murphy said. The dog snarled so savagely that Murphy took a hasty glance at the registration certificate to make sure that he had brought home the right automobile. He had. Russia Assails U. S. Military Preparedness By Edward Curtis (JP) Russia asked the Unit- ed States before all of the United or acting mediator, Dr. Ralph J. Bun- che. Russia abstained. The Negev desert, originally as- signed to the Jews under the United Nations partition plan of a year ago, has been the scene recently of fighting which resulted in Israeli victories over the Egyptians. Count Folke Bernadotte, the assassinated mediator, recommended before his death that the Negev be given to Arab Palestine. Dr. Philip C. Jessup of the United States was the first member of the seven-nation committee to express his approval of today's Bunche plan. Other committee members, except Jacob A. Malik of Russia, said it Nations today: Truman Will for Firemen Pour water on flames which destroyed the 55-year-old Norwood Hall at University of Ken- tucky in Lexington, Ky. Loss of the building and Its contents, including considerable laboratory equip- ment, was estimated at approximately Origin of the fire was undetermined. (A.P. Wirephoto.) would provide an "equitable" solu- tion of the tangled situation in the southern desert. The committee reached Its deci-H sion in closed session. A U.N. lower prices Livestock Prices Down at Chicago Chicago Hogs, cattle and j sheep were quoted at substantially the "vestock market Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister hsald details Andrei Y. Vishinsky declared heat- edly on the U.N. political committee, "The European part of heart of being aimed at." Vishinsfcy said Lieutenant General George C. Kenney the United States Air Force wrote to the maga- zine Newsweek last May 17 of a plan So Murphy opened all four doors! to use the atom bomb against Mos- and tried to coax the dog out. He wouldn't budge. Murphy got a broom and tried to push him out, "All he'd do was Jump from the back seat to the front Mur- phy said. Murphy tried the friendly ap- proach. He and the dog got on such personal terms that the dog would let Murphy sit hi the. seat with him. "But every time I tried to ease him out of the car while sitting with him, he growled me out of the Murphy said. Joe Ford, 15, offered his services. He opened the car's four- doors and hid in the bushes by the house. The dog got out of the car, shook himself, stretched. "But when Joe made a dash to slam the car Murphy said. "That dog beat him to the car." Murphy grew weary of matching .a i drew cow and other key Soviet cities. (The Newsweek article was the are communicated to Egypt and Israel. Bunche is expected to send notification to them later today, Malik said it was unrealistic -to assume the present U.N. corps of observers in Palestine could con-' trol the Negev. He said there was no reason for demilitarizing the Negev. The U.N. spokesman said the plan subject of two other blasts of provisional demarcatior Moscow earlier this year. On June 9, an official Soviet note complain- ing of alleged American warmonger- ing cited the Newsweek article. A week previous, the Soviet member of the Allied council for Japan wrote to General Douglas MacArthur say- ing the article contained "insolent slander" about Russia. (Newsweek said then that the ar- ticle simply reported military think- ing at the time in both Washington and Moscow. The story described how the U. S. Air Force would oper- ate and how the Russians probably would operate "if the Russians sud- lines, instead of provisional truce lines. It also mentions zones be- tween these lines. Madison Man Questioned in Wife's Death A. Juve, 46, was being held for questioning In deniy went berserk and swept into i connection with the death last night western Europe. Of his wifp vinia eror would stay where he he throne. No date tor the execution of the apanese war leaders has been set. The list of those to be executed Is eaded by former Premier Hidekl ojo. They have until November to petition General Douglas Mac- Arthur for clemency. The president of the court that mvicted the 25 Japanese 2sterday, Sir William Webb of Aus- ralia, censured the emperor as tha ader of the Japanese in the war and said he could not escape re- xrasibillty. The, emperor immunity, ;