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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 240 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 27, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Slavs Revamp Five-Year Plan Shown Above Are members of the school board and city council met last night to discuss measures to solve the city's school transportation problem. Seated, left to right, are A. L. Kitt, a mem- ber of the school board's buildings and grounds committee; Loyde i'feiffer, first ward alderman, and Mayor John Druey. Standing at The Alsops Democratic Liberals Seek Posts By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington The labor groups their northern liberal allies now clearly intend to make a gen- uine effort to transform the Demo- party. Their objective is a In which the labor-liberal cratlc party faction, which claims credit Truman's re-elec- tion, will speak with a dominant voice on such matters as ap- pointments, legis- lation and party strategy. What labor wants, in a word, is a Demo- cratic party which will be in some measure a labor party. And if labor does not get what It wants, there is sure to be trouble ahead for President Hiirry S. Truman. There are signs of trouble already. For one thing, the cabinet shakeup Truman's labor backers ex- pected after the election has con- spicuously failed to occur. Truman's enthusiastic assurances to his con- servative Treasury secretary, John Snyder, have particularly failed to please the labor groups. YET THE MOST interesting as- pect of the struggle for the soul of the Democratic party arises In the Congress. Those in whom labor and the liberals have real confidence In both Houses are by and large th Junior members, of the stripe o Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota o Paul Douglas of Illinois. On th other hand, much of the powe which derives from seniority anc the rear are H. C. Pehrson, vice-president of the school board and chairman of the buildings and grounds committee; Council Presi- dent William. Theurer and A, J. Lackore, president of the board of education. Repnbllcan-Hzntld photo by Merritt Keller Council, School Committees Confer On Bus Situation By Gordon Holte The school transportation controversy, for four months the personal tribulation of the Winona board of education, gained added significance today as the city council prepared to take the Issue under its consideration. A target of criticism since It ordered the curtailment of school bus service to the western limits of the city after selling its school buses earlier this fall, the school board last night sent its build- ings and grounds committee into conference with representatives of the city council in an effort -to draft some action to satisfy protesting West End parents and taxpayers. Present at Friday night's parley were Mayor John Druey, Council President William P. Theurer, First Ward Alderman Loyde E. Pfelffer and City Engineer Carl Prank who discussed the problem with Board Members A. J. Lackore, H. C. Pehj- son and A. L. Kltt. Superintendent of Schools L. S. Earbo and Super- intendent of Buildings and Grounds John Timmons also attended the session and advised the group on Red Battle For Nanking Mushrooms battle for the approaches to the Chinese capital of Nanking spread today over a 100 mile radius south of Suchow. Ten thousand red troops report- edly were encircled at Changpallng.lboard and council had entered Into only 40 miles north of Nanking, oneirormal discussion on the trans- Two Wisconsin Couples Dead In Plane Crash Sikeston, Wiscon- sin couples were killed Friday after- noon when their two-engine plane crashed in a blinding rain at the southeast edge of Sikeston. They were Mr. and Mrs. Myron T. Monsen, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. John Arthur Munfield, all of Cam- bridge, wis. They were flying from Chicago to New Orleans. Just six minutes before the crash, which occurred near the Prompt Action To Plug EGA Gap Promised Truman More Spending For Recovery Washington Cannon (D.-Mo.) today promised swift action to fill a gap In the European aid program. The veteran lawmaker is due to become chairman of the House ap- propriations committee January 3. That will put him in a position to give a powerful shove to an expect- ed administration request for the additional Marshall plan funds. President Truman foreshadowed such a request yesterday in au- thorizing Economic Cooperation Ad- ministrator Paul G. Hoffman to use the entire Euro- pean recovery fund by next April instead of making It last until July 1. The 80th Congress gave Mr. Tru- man that option in finally approv- ing the foreign aid appropriation Jill which House Republicans tried x) slash last spring, spearheaded by Representative Taber (R.-N. retiring appropriations committee chairman, Hoffman View Cannon, however, told reporters he will push the new measure as quickly as possible because "things seem to be moving pretty rapidly in That echoed Hoffman's view. "Now is the he said, "to hit and hit hard for recovery." The White House disclosed that the EGA boss had asked for the speed-up order on October 29. In his letter to the President Hoffman the pressing minimum needs" BON VOYAGE Los moral of this story is: If you want to write love letters to a sweet- heart, don't have your wife mail them. Mrs. Thelma Tapscott got a divorce yesterday from Robert A. Tapscott of Decatur, III., on just those grounds. She said the envelopes were addressed to a former fellow officer ,if Tap- scott's in the American Army of occupation in Germany. But inside (she opened one) she said were letters speaking ardent love to a German miss known only as "Maria." The letter, she added, read in part: "Maria, I want to go with you to the for some months, but for always." To which, Mrs. Tapscott said, in effect, bon voyage. International Stock Show Under Way estimated worth of cattle, horses, sheep and swine were assembled under a single roof today as the Interna- tional Livestock exposition opened for Its 49th annual eight-day run. From 42 states and five Canadian provinces, exhibitors brought more than head of livestock and almost samples of nearly per- fect grains to compete in this agri- cultural world's fair. Exhibitors, both Junior and senior, will have pocketed more than 000 in prize money, in addition to receipts from sale of their prize stock, before the exposition closes next Saturday. Stock sold at the show a year ago netted the own- ers a total of some Junior Exposition Farm boys and girls dominated the opening day of the exposition, parading their beautifully primed Tito Blames Trade Curbs ByCominform Raps Capitalist, Red Interference In Nation's Rule By Osgood Caruthers Belgrade Premier Marshal Tito says trade restrictions by corn- inform nations have forced Yugo- slavia to revamp her five-year plan. Tito's announcement, released last night to the foreign press, was made Thursday before the second Congress of the Croatian Commun- ist party in Zagreb. The premier declared the "re- grouping" of Yugoslav Industrializa- tion does not mean a backward step. He said it will lead to the same ends ol the five-year plan. A successful achievement of the plan will be Yugoslavia's answer to all slanders, he asserted. Promises Fight Lashing out at Yugoslav reaction- aries and communist critics alike. Tito promised a sharpening fight against capitalist remnants and against those of the Yugoslav Com- munist party who support the cominform resolution condemning Yugoslavia. "This minority must bow before us or he said. (The In- ternational information accused Yugoslav leaders of devlat- mg from the Marxist-Leninist line.) The premier declared his com- munist critics had "taken into their leads they were Marxist ideologists." He called them megalomaniacs. (Those possessing delusions of grandeur.) Industry Action Tito said the industrial changes simply would do away with too broad a program and mean the deep- este. The China aid pro- gram which EGA administers was not included In the presidential spending order. With their addl ional military aid fund nearly exhausted, the Chinese now are pressing for a much larger sum o help turn back their communist "ies. Chinese Aid Chinese aid Is but one of the many foreign aid problems the new Democratic Congress will have to leal with. The Greek-Turkish aid irograms are expected to require The junior exhibitors brought 811 baby beeves to the exposition. These however, were reduced ,to about 40( yesterday when animals that failed to meet the high standards of the contest were eliminated. The youngster whose steer is ad judged the Junior grand champion will go on to compete against adult exhibitors in the open classes. Seeks Repeat Stockmen show keen interest In the junior events, because a junior champion steer has won the exposi- tion's mostly highly coveted award, more money. And there is the Campion steer of the show, ion of financial assistance to thejten tlmes slnce itle International special aspects of the transportation question. First Joint Discussion It was the first time the school newspaper said. of Suchow was almost ended with the main forces of both the reds and the nationalists moving south- ward In a series of scraps. portation issue and the first in- Fighting in the Immediate vicinity stance of joint action between the two bodies since they came to log- gerheads on budget problems last! August. At that time, the school board refused to accede to council ;ouch with an airways weather sta- tion b? radio and reported they were in trouble but would try to make Memphis, Term. The men were thrown clear of he burning wreck. The women were not, and It was long after the rash when their bodies were found. Johnson Faces New Lie Test In Dual Slaying A government field gen'eral said demands that it slash its mill levy the communists have lost for building funds. committee the older assignments rests conservatives, and with par- ticularly the Southerners, men like Georgia's Walter F. George, chair- man of the Senate finance com mittee, and North Carolina's bert L. Doughton, chairman of ways and means in the House. The labor-backed liberal Demo- crats are in a big majority and they Intend to get an equivalent share of power. Already it Is clear that this situation will give rise to bitter struggle 1'or power in the Congress, Initially, the contest will revolve largely around the organ! ration of the House, and particular- ly about the two most powerful House committees, ways and means and the rules committee. Ways and means, acting as the committee on committees, appoints members of other committees, in- cluding the relies committee. In the ordinary course of events, ways and means would be heavily loaded with southerners and conservative Demo- crats. Already, however, plans are being laid by the Northern liberal contingent to insist In the Demo- cratic caucus, which meets before the Congrtss convenes, on a heavier representation on ways and means. The liberals may even attempt to establish the committee on commit- tees as a body entirely separate irora ways and means, thus under-cut- ting the Southerners and consei'- (Continued an Pajrr 14, Column L) ALSOPS men in the 19-day battle. Govern ment losses were reported at men. These figures customarily ar distorted by the Chinese. From brief reports reaching Nan king It appeared that the' govern roent troops had abandoned then- old system of positional warfare an were slugging it out wherever the, came upon the reds.- This same phase of the war seemed to be shaping in north China where General Fu Tso-Yi headquarters In Peiplng said he was preparing to meet reds in Hope! province with Tientsin am Peiping as the prizes. Pu's headquarters intimated tha if the reds did not attack his men, of whom reportedly desertec to the reds three days ago, they would seek them out and engagi them in battle. Fu has seemed confident of whipping the reds in iie Pelplng-Tieatsin corridor, where scattered fire fights have been re- ported. SHOPPING mYS LEFT BUY OHRISTWtf Presiding at last night's meeting was Board Vice-President Pehrson chairman of the building anc grounds committee, who explained that the board the city transit system afforded adequate transportation facilities to West Enc school children but that "severa measures have been suggested to promote the safety of Jefferson school students who walk to and from classes." (Parents living in the western areas of the city have protested that a distinct hazard exists for children who must cross the flow of traffic on highways 61 and 14 and Fifth street on their way to schooL) Pehrson pointed out that, at a meeting of his committee earlier this week, several measures had been proposed to insure the safety of school-bound children and asked co-operation of the city council in establishing traffic controls to eliminate the hazards of street crossings. Proposed by the committee were L School crossings at three points on highway 61 and 14. 2. Construction of a pedestrian foot bridge or street crossing over Gilmore creek on Hilbert street 3. Construction of pedestrian walks along highways and streets in the West End area a large number of children regularly walk to school. "We're merely making suggestions o the powers-that-be in this mat- Pehrson continued, "in the lope that something may be ac- -omplished to establish a shorter Fan Lloyd Claire, Wis. Thompson a mutual aid pact. Besides the which Hoffman says Is the April 2-July needed 1 gap. to cover Congress also must pass on the amount EGA gets in the fiscal year starting July 1. Hoffman has said spending will be at a slower rate then but has made no estimate of the sum he will recommend. Grain Contracts American grain traders, mean- time, breathed easier as the EGA revealed plans to honor some in contracts between dealers and foreign nations. the said Marshall Since Tuesday, when Mr. Truman barred them from returning to over- seas markets, the traders had won- dered what would happen to mil- lions of dollars In. export orders negotiated after Hoffman announc- Sherlff ed ta September that all EGA grain TTVYTlTrT ha Johnson, 32, would take another lie detector test today in connection with the October 23 sex slaying of a teen-age boy and girl here. Thompson, who has quoted the roofer as admitting the double mur der, left for St. Paul, Minn., las night along with Johnson and De tective Harold MacLaughlin. He said -the test would be given at the University of Minnesota b; Dr. John Dalton. Authorities have spent weeks in a fruitless search for the 22 cah'br rifle with which Raymond Smith 18, and his 17-year old girl com panion were shot to death on a remote corner of the Eau Clair Country club golf course. Thompson said Johnson was told several different stories concerning the disposal of the weapon and, al- though each has been checked, no trace of the gun has been found Yesterday authorities drained a cesspool near the murder site with- out success. Johnson has pleaded innocen! and Is awaiting trial on two first degree murder charges. would be bought through private channels after December 1. Mr. Truman, reversed that deci- sion and ruled that the federal commodity credit corporation will continue WEATHER Continued on Page 13, Column L) SCHOOL BUSES FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Consider- able cloudiness tonight and Sunday with no material change In tem- perature. Low tonight 28 in the city, 25 in rural areas; high Sunday 36. LOCAL WEATHEE Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: 42; minimum 26; noon, 33; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 3. i to handle exports. the Marshall Claude Milwee, the 19-year-old farm youth from Ft, Cobb, who won the grand championship last year, Is back again and hopes he to repeat his accomplishment Ias( year, is back again and hopes to repeat his accomplishment. His prize steer, "Big Boy" netted him a total of at the 1948 show. His entry this year Is named "Big Boy II." By his side as he parades his entry this year will be tils bride, a 4-H club girl from Milwee's home town, who is making her first visit to Chicago. Grand Rapids Deer Hunter Charged With Manslaughter Grand Berglin, Alexandria deer hunter charged with manslaughter with the fatal shoot- Ing of William Hanson, 39, Garfleid, was free today under bond to await trial in the February term of "tasca county district court. ening of those efforts which will most quickly lead to a socialist state. "We are not decreasing the volume of the five-year he laid, "though we are reor- ganizing and regrouping intent' ally, taking what is most essen- tial for our planned work." The first aim, Tito said, is the concentration on heavy industry and capital construction. Yugoslavia, he said, will set out to build factories, foundries, oil drills, petroleum plants, and coke ovens. But before that, ha declared, it is necessary to build apartment houses for the workers and to create comfortable living conditions or them so they will not change their jobs continually. Socialism Aim The premier contended Yugoslavia i aiming toward the only kind of socialism he said can exist. "There are not two kinds of so- there are many roads leading toward socialism and they are conditioned by special conditions of the country in question, by the stage of devel- opment In which -.'.he country finds Itself, and even Dy the customs of the people c-eated through long centuries .in a country such as ours." The premier virtually doomed both "capitalistic remnants" and cominform sympathizers who, ha said, refuse to "learn how to be- have in a country which is build- ing socialism ar_d who continue to obstruct the Yugoslav program." Ken Murray Slates Third Marriage Los Ken Murray, cigar-pufflng stage, screen and radio comic. Is relegating stogies to sec- ond place in his affections. His new favorite, the bride-to- be. Is Betty Lou Walters, 21. President Truman waves his megaphone as he attended the Army-Navy football game today. Left, is Mrs. Truman and at right their daughter, Margaret. (A-P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ;