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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 22, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER tonight Nnd cooler. c Full Leaded Wire Report of The Associated Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 209 WHMONA. MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 22. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY ONTRIBUTE To Community Chest TWENTY PAGES Probers Charge Filmdom Espionage French Cabinet Quits; Ramadier Forming New One Parln The members of France'ir enblnct hnnflccl their rns- iBnfttlons today to socialist premier Paul Rjimndlrr, but the premier himself did not resign. In the rnidst ot whnt the premier called TTtince's grave economic situation. office announced that 24 Injured in Train Collision at St. Paul SI' Minn. Twenty-four persons were injured, at least one seriously, when a Soo Line passenger train and a ern Pacific freight collided head-on today near the ndrth city Rjimadier himsel tent upon was firmly In- nheud with the formation of a new government, It was not certain, however, that Ramiidler would bo successful. The announcement cnmo with suddenness, Just three days after General Charles do Gaulle s smashing success In Prance's mu- nicipal elections. Some observers the cabinet's unanimous deci- sion to step down would facilitate the return to power of the libera- tion leader through his new party, the Rally of the French People. The action came a few hours Tno Injured included 17 passengers on the Chicago to St. Paul passenger train and seven crew members. Reported in serlous-con- Taft Slated to Skip Badger Primary Test Stassen, Dewey, Eisenhower Leading in Field By Bell Washington Taft (R.-Ohlo) was reported today to have decided to pass up the Wis- consin presidential preference pri- rnary. Thus the first major battle of the Q.O.P. pro-nomination cam- paign likely will be fought there among Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York, Harold E. Stassen, General Douglas MacArthur and possibly General Dwlght D. Elsen- howcr With Wisconsin law permitting any candidate's name to be entered in the preference primary, with or without his consent, politicians generally agree that MacArthur's friends will' battle for a share of tho Htato's 27 delegates to the Phil- adelphia national convention. MaoArthur May Bo Homo The April 6 date for the primary may find MacArthur back in tills country from his tour of duty in Japan. Any homecoming celebra- tions at that time are likely to freshen Wisconsin voters' recollec- tions of the general's Ions war rec- ord and his current administration of occupation forces In the former enemy country. MacArtbur has, been something of a favorite in Wisconsin since 1044. That is the year Wendell L. Wlllkie withdrew from the Repub- lican presidential nomination after falling to win a single delegate ini the primary after stumping the1 state. With his name the only one on the preferential ballot as distin- guished from the delegate MacArthur got votes that year. Voters wrote in Dewey's name times and gave Stassen and Wlllklc by the same method. 18 County Project Leaders Attend Homemakers Course dltion was J. A. Ritchie of St. Paul, freight engineer, who was thrown about 25 feet. Ono cnr of the passenger train and' a' box cur on tho freight were] telescoped. Several cars were derail- ed but remained upright. George Dick of St. Paul, fireman on tho passenger, was dug out from under merchandise strewn from the telescoped freight car. Dick had Jumped before the collision. Tho Northern Pacific operates on the Soo Lino tracks at the location of the wreck. The freight was mov- ing toward n siding. The steam locomotive pulling the passenger train was virtually de- molished. Tho Diesel on the freight U.N. Votes Watch, Turns to Warmonger Issue By Larry Hauck Lake Success The United vote lor .raac.fii.tnui, Nations turned today to Russia's rjewey's unanimous nomination, "warmonger" charges with pros- Dewey apparently retains much pects of ft series of verbal barrages strenBth ln the state, as evidenced outstripping anything heard in the b poll o{ Republican party work- two-year history of the peacesngen- 51 -HP led that test cy. The Soviet demand that all gov- ernments prohibit The action came a iuw -inu un -.-.0..- after the cabinet had summoned was bnclly damaged. Both locomo- thc national assembly back from tlve.s toppled over into the ditch, vocation for an emergency session The train was en route to St. 'or next Tuesday. The assembly Paul from Chicago. i... Several passengers were burled in tho wreckage and had to bo dug out. Tho Injured were brought to Anckcr hospital In St. Paul. St. Paul flro apparatus and sev- eral ambulances were sent to the scene. wits not clue to end Its until November 13. ,-viay Call on Do Gnulle Riimticiler'.i present coalition gov- ernment. been In office since May 4. when five communist minis- ters were expelled from tho cabinet. The expulsion, said to huvo stem- med from the United States' Tru- rnan doctrine, left a cabinet, of soc- ialists, radical socialists, members ol the Popular Republican Move- ment (M.R.P.> und Independents. If Ramndler fulls to form a new cabinet. French President, Vincent Aurlol conceivably mlsht cull upon Df Oaullc. The resignation nlso raised the question whether the communists would be brouBht buck into the unlikely move if DC Gaulle wero called upon. Thus far the general hus been silent on his election success, and It Is not even clear whether hu would ue- crpt the premiership without n revlson of the constitution In the manner he proposes. III d unit Out Two of the parties in the Rama- dier cabinet, the M.R.P. and the were heavy loners in Sun- day's municipal elections, and as the French look tit it were virtually repudiated In their government post-1. The resignation of the cabinet means that Foreign Minister Georges Blduult, n member of-the M.R.P., nt least temporarily is out of office. A communique Issued after a cabinet "meeting this morning said that because tho "complexity and gravity of the problems It Is necessary to Inform the parlia- ment." Ramadier and Minister of Na- tional Economy Andre Philip, the communique said, spoke of rising prices, the General Confederation of labor's demand for n. 57 per cent minimum monthly wngo hlko and "all other problems caused by the country's economic find social situation." Crisis-ridden Prance WHS said to have sold worth of her gold reserves In the- last three years In tt frantic effort to puy for food, fuel and raw material Imports. French embassy officials tit Wash- ington, D. C., who disclosed this pri- vately said the result has been to leave their country with reserves of only plus an undis- closed "but much smaller amount" set aside in a .stabilization fund de- signed u> mn.inui.ln the value or the franc in world trade. New Ulm Man Wins Corn Husking Contest Comfrcy Terry Ncldecker, New Ulm, who turnod exit 22.4 won the Minnesota, corn husking championship, staged at the nearby Alex Quarnstromm form Tuesday. Fergus Falls Airport Named for War Hero Fergus Falls, Minn. Falls' airport will be known as the Eimir Mlckelson airport, honoring one of the first fliers to volunteer for wartime duty from Fergus Falls. ong a 15-mile front. vidual group "activities With nearly, another hundred t lead ernments proniDit warmonsia-mij, jn tine same poll, raic, wiiose the key issue ol tho Russian pro- anouncement that he is an active gram In the 1047 general candldate for the 1948 G.O.P. presi- Among reached the debating stage, in the dentlai nomination is expected to homes and cottages lost in other wito 57-natlon political committee this bfi made hcre and ln ColumbusiParts of the state, Forest Commis- afternoon. Friday, received 97 votes. sloner Raymond Rendall esumatea j Dujek 11 C TUlnc TfiSUO TMmA 4n IftRfi n.t mOTC "tlian Sl.OOO.OUU. i.._ afternoon. S. Wins Balkan Issue Tho issue came up on tho heels Balkans as pro- posed by tho United States. The vote was 40 to 6 with only the Soviet bloc in opposition. The new commission will begin operations eventually by November 21 have headquarters entitled "Bullet Meals." (Republican-Herald Photo.) _____________________----------------- Dewey Got 15 MacArthur got the support of only three of the state's 1044 tola! however, and Dew- ..'ability to corral 15 of despite the fact that he did not the New Yorker a big shove toward the nomination; Stassen got the support of four of the state's delegates and two were uncommitted. In the first bal- lot at the convention, 23 voted for Dewey, but one held out to cast his vote for MacArthur, preventing ers last June 21. He led that test with 321 votes to 286 for Stassen jid 157 for MacArthur. In the same poll, Taft, whose Maine Fire Under Control; 200 Buildings Burned Goose Rocks Bench, terrifying forest fire consumed al- most 200 buildings along a flve mile coastline before It was brought un- der control early today. Most of the razed structures were summer cottages, but there were scores of homeless families in the Goose Rocks, Cape Porpoise and wildest districts of Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport village, with residents, was spared, as dimmish- ins winds and effective backfiring stemmed the advance of the the most serious of 40 burning in Maine's long-parched forestlands. Still Burning: Firemen reported early today that Barn, 5 Head Of Cattle Burn Near Lanesboro i Firemen reported eary oay a There are .36 homemaker groups ,the blaze which swept the county, with more than was still i indi- Trio issue came up on. uiu- Subsequent checks aro reported of a thumping defeat for Russia in to have convinced Taft's followers tho full assembly, which voted over- that the Ohio senator could hope whelmlngly in plenary session to make a better showing in the the loss at more than _ Sl.OOOflUU. rf calhoun, Mrs. Mark Fyfle, Kennebunkport Is the site_ ol a Aibart Gernes, Mrs, Bernard large summer colony of artists and Mrs. Leo Monahan, Mrs. writers. TAFT Salonika, Greece. It will sock a solution to Greek border unrest, which a majority of delegates con- tend hus been prompted by support to Greek guerrillas from Yugoslavia. Bulgaria and Albania. Russia and Poland, elected to the 11-natlon commission, reiterated they would boycott the commission and indica- tions wore that the group would function with only the United States, France, Britain, China, Brazil, Pakistan, the Netherlands, Mexico and Australia. La Crosse aend Street Improvement Program Approved La Crosse, Wls. A street improvement program for La Crosso was approved unanimously at a common council meeting in committee session on the 1D48 bud- get Monday night. The amount was added to the proposed public highways budget of raising it to after several aldermen and the mayor spoke strongly in favor oJ new paving and permanent repairs The blaze indirectly claimed one of a man directing V In the fire zone. Several fire suffered minor hurts and one was reported missing. Other Fires The Maine situation worst in _ the East-was described by Rendall as "the most explosive" ever re- SSnann M corded in tho state. New York, New tramann. Jersey, Now Hampshire, Massachu- setts and Vermont also reported Laska, Mrs. Leo Monahan, ed Oech, Mrs. Walter Clow, ____ Paul Klnstler and Mrs. Wil- liam Gellersen. er.s: October for the city's streets. Tlic Kennebunkport fire drew thousands of fighters. Other serious fires were on Mount Desert Island, where a two-pronged blaze moved towards the exclusive resorts of Bar Harbor and Seal Harbor at Waterboro and East Liv- ermorc. Bar Harbor lost its lights when the flames bunted out a trans- former. Fifty cottages and a "tabernacle at the East Livermore Methodist camp meeting grounds were leveled. Youngdahl Names Three to River Improvement Jobs St. Paul Appointment of three men to membership on the Upper Mississippi and St. Crolx Riv- er Improvement association was nounced today by Governor Luther W. Youngdahl. They are Klngslcy Day and Dr. !L G. Straub of the University of Minnesota, both of Minneapolis, and Joseph L. Shiely, St. Paul. The new appointees replace H. M. Baskervllle and J. Donald Pruen of Minneapolis and D. A. Williams of St. Paul who resigned several weeks Following is a schedule of re- maining training meetings for lead- 23, Brethren Aid room, niles south of Lew- _. William Mrs. Robert Hclden. Mrs. rauw" Halsten, Mrs. Richard Hen- ry, Mrs. Elmer Jonzow, Mrs.'Edwin Burfelnd, Mrs. Charles Radatz, Mrs. Ray Lewis, Mrs. Earl Thompson, Mrs. Marvin Hanson, Mrs. F. D. Roth, Mrs. Ray Cady, Mrs. Herman Matzke, Mrs. Arthur Barkelm, Mrs. Ed Radatz, Mrs. Edward Luehmann and Mrs. Hllbert Rupprecht. October 24, Stockton Methodist church basement, a. Ray Laufenburger, Mrs. Alvin Bur- feind, Mrs. Herman Zander, Mrs. lems. Canada Lifts Ceilings Ottawa. Canada today knocked the price ceilings off meat and meat products, oats, barley and screenings, and discontinued sub- sidies for grain used in livestock feeding. A decontrol order issued last night narrowed the field of Items still un- der price ceilings to a handful of essentials such as rents, sugar, fats, oils and wheat. 500 women participating in indi- Among project leaders attending Wltoka meeting were Mrs. Arlie Mrs. William Haose, Mrs. Mrs. William Page, Mrs. October 28, Les Bateman nome, Knnsas CJty Nodtne, a. m., project lesson-Los A31gcics Company Some to Dinner.1 Mjimcnpolis-St. Paul 88 October 29, George Ernest home, ScaUIe .............57 Dakota, a. m., project lesson phoenlx ..............88 52 "When Company Comes to Dinner. Wasnington 85 55 November 4, Rollingstone, home of DAILK RIVER BULLETIN Mrs. Erwin Maus, a. Frank Speltz, Mrs. Erwin Maus, Mrs. A. J. Hcrber, Mrs. Felix Tlbesar, Mrs. Peter Simon, Mrs. Carl hruftu farm, seven "miles south. of here to' the ground Tuesday Wltoka, een project leaders attended a Wi- nona county homemakers leader training meeting In the Ccntervllle church here this morning and re- ceived the second lesson in the hos- pitality scries entitled "Buffet Meals." The project leaders actually pre- pared and served a buffet lunch. Miss Ina B, Rowe, extension nutrl- bmloeQ M' tac tionist at the Univoralty Farm, ex- afternoon before the fire dcpart- plalncd diet balance and gave point- ers on .buffet meal preparation. In charge of .the Wltoka leaders meeting was Ethel M. Saarl, Wi- nona county home demonstration agent. Seven other meetings are sched- uled for Winona county during the three weeks. Following each meeting project leaders return to their groups and explain to the members what they have learned concerning the preparation and serving of buffet meals. 36 Groups In County- There are .36 homemaker groups able to .reach the scene. The fire occurred while the Torkelson's were attending, an auction sale two miles away. Five head of cattle and a milking machine were destroyed in the fire The barn was filled with hay and grain. Two hay stacks near the barn were also burned and a side ol a nearby granary was charred Slight damage was also done to nearby silo doors and chute. Taconite Plant Plans Advanced St. tion on location of a taconlte planl at Beaver Bay moved a step closer Tuesday when the state water pol- lution commission ordered final ar- guments November 4 in the mat- ter of disposing of waste matter from the plant Into Lake Superior Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and cloudy tonight-and Thursday, be- coming considerably cooler tonigh' with, a low of 42. Quite cool Thursday, highest in the afternoon 61. Occasional light rain likely. Minnesota: Cloudy and cooler to- night, Thursday, mostly cloudy with occasional rain southeast and ex- treme south portions by evening Cooler south and east portions, Wisconsin: Increasing cloudiness and cooler tonight. Thursday mostly cloudy and considerably cooler with occasional rain, beginning in south and extreme east central portions in afternoon. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at noon today: Maximum, 86; minimum, 65; noon feind, Mrs. Herman Zander, Mrs. 81. precipitation, none; sun sets to- Daniel Ferguson, Mrs. Marvin Sack- niKrit at sun rises tomorrow at reiter, Mrs. Charles Berglcr, Mrs. Blttner> Mrs, E. T. Curtis, Waltcr FhmipSi Mrs. John Ei- fealdt, Mrs. Frederic Eifealdt. Mrs. Ml Ray Crouch and Mrs. Earl Lauren- .....____ burger. international Falls October 28, Les Bateman home, Kimsas citv TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln Molnes 8G 63 74 85 73 55 48 48 64 57 6 40 52 Airs, jretcr Qimvu, .IV.LIJS. Citv Mrs jQe Hoffman and Mrs. JamesU d r> flnfTmn-TV A Ti'r" DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr Stage Today Change Wing ___ 14 2.4 City 6.0 Hoffman. November 5, St. Charles, home of Mrs, Douglas DeLano, a. Mrs. Olaf Dahle, Mrs. A. E. Boyum, Mrs. W. H. Seilert, Mrs. Charles Perry, Mrs. Harvey Wiskow, Mrs. Bert Fuller, Mrs. Don Copplns and Mrs, Douglas DeLano, November 13, home of Mrs. George Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5, T.W. Dam 5A, T.W. Winona Dam C, Pool Dam 6. T.W. Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, Pool cct lesson to Dinner." U. S. Ship Aground Philippines San SS Charles McDonnell, with 80 passengers and a crew of 30, sent out an SOS today from the Philippine islands area, report- ins: she was aground. Globe Wireless in San Francisco moni- tored the distress 4.1 2.5 3.1 5.3 10.1 4.2 7.4 9.G 1.8 4.7 Dam 7, T.W. La Crosse 12 Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand 2.0 Zumbro at Theilman 2.0 Buffalo above Alma 1.8 Black at Neillsville 2.6 Black at Golesville 2.1 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.5 Root at Houston -----5.6 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnbtrj) Unless effective rains occur, there will be very little change in the river stages the remainder of tills week. 79 Persons Implicated, Thomas Says Committee Trying to Dictate to Screen, McNutt Wwhlnrlon mem- bers Inquiring into Hollywood asserted today they have evidence of subversive activities by at least 79 film capital personalities and or communist espionage. From Paul V. McNutt, special counsel for the motion picture In- dustry, came a counter blast at Investigating body, the House com- mittee on un-American activities. He declared It has become appar- ent that its purpose Is "to try to dictate and control, through ths device of hearings, what goes on the screens of America." Representative Thomas (R.-N.J.) chairman of the House group, tola a news conference the evidence of espionage will be developed next week. EnrHer, ho had declared at hearings that the committee DM developed "a very complete record on 78 persons In Hollywood who we engaged in subversive activities. Thomas said the evidence of es- pionage will be brought out when the :omroittce inquires more fully into yesterday's testimony that com- munists tricked a test pilot Into di- vulging secret information on supersonic bomber. "We have a large additional amount of material not developed Thomas sold. Spectators packed the big hearing: room, many of them women drawn by the expectation that Actor Rob- ert Taylor would testify before The testimony of Actor Adolpbo Mcnjou yesterday highlighted a ses- sion enlivened by the forcible ejec- tion of one attorney and the threat- ened expulsion of another. Heard after Mcnjou were Writer- Critic John C. Moffltt, who described n, group of writers and studio crs M communists or "party liners and Author Playwright Kupert Hughes, who sold movie producerm themselves have been "unjusti- fiably lax" In supporting with. men "they know to be com- munists." Moffltt declared the. Goodlln, former test pilot for the air force's supersonic ex- perimental plane the XS-1, was tricked Into disclosing its secrets la an article which a Hollywood agent sent to communist headquarters in New York. He said the deal was engineered by John Weber, bead of the liter- ary department of the William Morris Theatrical agency, and oth- ers "with strong leftist leanings. Moffltt said the FBI is Investigat- ing. Declines Comment In Hollywood, Weber described Moffitt's story as' "malicious Inven- tion." The FBI declined any com- ment. An air force officer pooh- poohed the incident, saying that Goodlin was "Just a jockey" for the XS-1 and that his flights in it could have given him "no idea of either the theory or mechanics of super- sonic planes." Meanwhile Senator Claude Pep- per