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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER .u Full Leased Wire News of The Associated Press W1NONA. MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 3. 1947 N PICTURES Beat In Local ant Dully Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 167 FIVE CENTS PER. COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Swimming Pool Bond Election Voted Council Asks Commercial Barge Study Army Engineers Told Winona Want. Harbor Project The construction of a commcrcla barge terminal for Winona wax ad vanced by the city council Tuesday evening when the city engineer was instructed to muko a cost study of the project und tlio nrmy were notified that Winona wus Interested in the Immediate con- struction or such a harbor project Council action cume after a dele- gation from the Joint Winona-Ln CrosKc Traffic bureau, headed by J, R. McConnon, appeared before ihc aldermen and outlined In detail the benefits Winona would receive from the opcrntlon of a water- borne freight terminal here. Arthur F. Bowman, traffic man- ager of the J. R. Watklnx Com- pany, outlined to the aldermen facts contained in the Brendt re- port to the city made In 1934 at city expenditure of Itcport Cited This report covered a plan lor an elaborate terminal here suffi- cient to handle grain, coal, and oil other freight. It showed such a terminal, although costing more than S500.000, could be operated at a profit to the city of Winona. Such a project, however, he pointed out, was not required at the present time. Dockage facilities for unloading barges, ft warehouse, and barge unloading equipment, he said, would meet the present river traffic demands of Winona. The Importance of a more favor- able freight rate resulting from "terminal facilities here, however, WPJI stressed by the speaker. "We have the river. Barge linen are operating past Winona. We should have a terminal and bo terminal city on this important waterway." Mr. McConnon stated. Water freight rates ore usually 20 per cent under rail rates, R. H. Helnecamp, manager of the joint La Crosse-Wlnona Traffic bureau tola the aldermen. Where there is a river terminal, nearly always meet the water rate, with a similar rail rate. Lower Rated Fwwlblc Bicycle License Plates to Go on Bevin Asks Sale at Police Garage Thursday Redistribution Of U.S. Gold Republican-Herald The Of The New bicycle license plates, No. 1, was issued to Eleanor Dahm, 11, above, Fifth street. Although sale of the plates will not begin until Thursday morning, Miss Dahm was.vpU, to receive tho> first plate. The license was presented by Chief of Police A. J. Bingold, clalJy open the sale of plates. The Winona girl, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. J. Milton Dahm, is a student at St. Joseph's school. She was picked at random to receive the first plate. In the photo above Chief Bingold fastened'the plato to the bike while Eleanor looks on. The sale of bicycle license plates' will begin Thursday, .Police Clerk Marvin Meier, who will be in charge of the registration and sale of plates, announced- today. Adults as well as youngsters must secure a Fort Knox Deposit Eyed; Chaos in Trade Cited Soulhport, England For- eign Secretary Ernest Bevin called upon the United States today to redistribute "the Fort Knox gold" to eliminate "constant chaos In world trudc payments." I urn quite Mire thai, is one of the readiest ways to assist, in in- creasing the purchasing power of She devastated areas ot the he declared in n speech to the powerful British Trade Union con- ;ress. Bevin did not explain whether he was speaking, literally or sym- bolically in proposing redistribution of the gold.. Nor did he indiacte whether he believed the Idea could bo integrated with the Marshall proposal for Europe's economic re- habilitaJJon. (The United States now owns over worth of gold, about three-fifth of the known holdings ol gold for monetary pur- poses. Approximately is kept at Fort Knox, army strong- hold in Kentucky, These figures do not include commercial gold such as that used in- Bevin announced a personal deci- sion to seek a customs union for the British empire and common- wealth. He suld the cabinet had not reached a decision. "I do not think we can avoid any longer common defense and the acceptance of certain common eco- nomic principles if we are to avoid ,hcse constunff recurring crises.' He pointed to several lower freight rates now enjoyed by La Crossc because of its river terminal which was constructed five years ago at an estimated cost of "Winona will benefit from the construction of a river ho said, "even If an ounce of freight never moves through its terminal facilities. It is just like taking out an Insurance policy to protect your city's industries and business against unfair increases In freight rates." "Winona has not much choice in this J. R. Chappell, chairman of the industrial comm'lt- tee of the Association of Commerce told the meeting. "It has already spent for R terminal site. Congress has now made Its share of the cost available, and Wlnona's city councils in tho past have as- sured the war department the city do its share when this con- gressional fund wns available. It is now available." Lovett Urges Aid To Europe Soon Secretary of State "ttobert Lovett said today that the economic crisis In Europe is developing: much faster than expected.and some kind of to meet It Apparently will be -necessary before the end of year, In making the grimmest presentation, of the European picture since Secretary Marshall put forward his self-help recovery plan, It was pointed out that previous to the war, the council had prom- l.trd to lay aside n fund for the building of the barge terminal, but it was never done because of the war. R, J, Tearse, former mayor and member of the delegation, out- lined these earlier developments to the aldermen. One of the projects that must be done now is the building of n 700- foot-lonc sheet piling wall, along the river sldo of tho site, It wns pointed out. The War department will build the file behind this row of sheeting. Ready to Co Ahead At the conclusion of the reports. Alderman Loydc E. Pfeiffcr, first ward, said, "I think the council is ready to go uhcad with the project. William P. Theurer, acting mayo who had invited the delegation t come, thanked them for the in formation, and assured the aldsr men of the council cooperation ir the matter. Greece Moves to Halt Strike of Civil Workers Athens The Greek gov- ernment took strong steps today to prevent a paralyzing civil servants strike scheduled for tomorrow. A decree scheduled for publica- tion in the official gazette today, thereby making it a law, the "mobilization" -of all civil servants, bans walkouts and threatens strik- ers with dismissal and imprison- ment. The strike if colled would affect all post and telegraph com- munication and would virtually halt the operation of the government. A government official said such a strike would be' "disastrous" at a time when the government waging a campaign agnlnst guer rlllas to restore order in northern Greece. The government employes ar asking for increased wages to mce higher living costs. Also scheduled for publication Lovett repeatedly refused to say flatly that a special session of Con- gress later this year would be nec- essary. But he strongly Indicated to news conference that a special ses- sion might be needed. Special Semlon Seen The view that a special session probably would be necessary had been expressed to reporters earlier :oday's issue of the official gnzctt s a law permitting censorship o press reports on' guerrilla and mill tary operations. The reports be limited to general staff com munlques. There are now on the river. Mr McConnon pointed out, 49 privat companies operating barges, am one government agency. There ar now miles of nine-foot chan nel. After the delefiatic-n left the com- mittee room, the aldermen dls cussed the project briefly and in- structed City Recorder Roy O Wildgrube to write the War de- partment that Winona was stil interested in the terminal develop- ment and instructed Carl W. Frank city engineer, to make a cost cstl- Troop Withdrawal in Italy Planned and the United States today signed an accord cov- ering technical details for the with- drawal of American troops from Italian territory when the peace treaty becomes effective. The treatyi which goes into force with deposit of ratification Instru- ments at Paris, specified that the troops would retire within 90 days after deposit. A similar accord covering with- drawal of British troops wns signed months ago. Minnesota Real Estate Values Over 1940 Level St. estate values in Minnesota have increased about over prewar levels ac- cording to a report made public todoy covering the 1848 state equal- ization proceedings. Total value of all real property In the state as finally equalized by the state board of equalization was compared with the 1940 figure of The aggregate value of personal property increased by a much larg- er amount, rising from n 1040 to in 1946, or almost The property valuations origin- ally reported to the state by the 87 county boards of equalization were increased in excess of 000 by the. state board in its 1946 session. Stock piles of iron ore declined and stocks of merchan- dise and manufacturing Inventories eglstcred a drop of about by Republican Hays just returned from a seven weeks tour of Europe. "If Congress meets its full respon- sibility with respect to stabilizing conditions in Hays told a news conference, "it will in all pro- bability be necessary for us to be n session before January, assum- ng that the Marshall plan will tata hupe by that time and that we wll iave something 'definite and sub- tuntlal to work oh. The State department for some Jme has been receiving Word at an increasing rate from its best observ- ers abroad that America will have to face up to the critical situation soorier than previously expected. Reaions There are two reasons for this Under Secretary Lqvett said, ex- plaining them as: 1. The fact his view, the clfccts of the British financial license. About plates, coated with a material which" causes a reflection when the plate Is hit by car lights, More will be ordered 'when needed. Th plates, .which will expire June 30, 1948, Will be sold for 25 cents, [f a plate is lost, the bicycle must be. reregistered' and another plate purchased. Also if the registration card, which will be issued at the ;lmc the plate Is purchased, is lost a new card must be secured at u cost of ten cents. A clerk to handle registration, is ;o be employed and the clerk will be on duty from 9 n. m. to 6 p, m. There will be someone on duty dur- ng the noon hour. Will Check Numbers "We have got to settle this bal- ancc-of-paymcnts business in the world or it will be constant Bevin said. "There are Ways of settling it. I know these Americans will be upset, but I have got to upset some- body. My own conviction is that she handicapped herself and caused high taxation in her own country by failure to -redistribute the Fort Knox gold. i "If you find another gold mine in the world to assist, would bp a great there gold which had already been SINGS FOR PATIENTS-M.uricc Chevalier, French cnlcrlatncr. stands amonr young: patients at the Pasteur Institute In Nice, for whom he unf on a recent visit. Hemisphere Pact Formally Signed Rio de treaty of Rio de Janeiro, an. unprecedented pact pledging nations of the West- ern hemisphere to act in conceit against any aggression in the hemi- sphere's security zone, was signed n formal ceremony yesterday by 103 delegates of 19 nations. The treaty, which is subject toi ratification by the congresses ofjprisoners were dead today and 6 Convicts Die After Drinking Wood Alcohol Belle Glade, FJa. Six :he signing republics, was drafted n 18 days by delegates attending a lemlsphere defense conference at he resort of Qultandinha in the mountains 45 miles north of here. President Truman addressed th delegates at their final session yes three others were dying after drink- ing wood alcohol mixed with coffee mined and it is doing nothing. erday moTning, and _.__ I am quite sure that Is one of them on achieving the treaty, whicr ?h ways to assist In in-he cnUed n plain any creasing the purchasing power of..... the devastated arena of the world." Spur Production the domestic front. Applicants for a plate must bring tion-" served crnment would use a "get policy to spur production. Britain's dollar crisis, he said, will continue for another two years, during which "we must get produc "possible aggressor" and an "exam pie of good neighborliness and in tcrnational amity." The formal signing of the Bevin talked more than an hou He welcomed the Russian rutlf: ity building. There the serial num- cation of satellite pence treaties. er on the bicycle will be Hc declared again that the doo ils bicycle to the police garage ocated on the south side of the crises have been very contagious. 2. The resuorces of many European countires have had to be increas- .diverted from productive uses as the purchase or manufac- ture of machinery for new ;o nonproductive uses such as the purchase of food. On other aspects of the European crisis, Lovett said: In his opinion, it would be difficult for Britain to maintain membership simultaneous- y in a British commonwealth cus- oms union and a European econ- mic .union. He has heard specula- ion about a European economic union at some stage of the Marshall 'Ian development, Lovett said. The state and Treasury depart- nents have been discussing the pos- ibility, as one phase of the Marshall Ian, of creating a dollar pool for mope with the main purpose of tabilizing European currencies with ollar support. An economic union ot all Europe, recommended by Representative ays has not been discussed with State department but is, in .lOvett's opinion, a natural hope for 11 Europe. 1940 to 1946. ,500 Expected at iViiconsin Medical Meet Madixon, More than ,500 physicians and surgeons will onvcrge on Milwaukee October fl-S or the 100th annual meeting of he State Medical Society of Wis- consin, officers reported today. j land the registration made. Before n license is Issued the ap plicant must give his full name tin age; the school he attends, if youngster, and information con corning the construction of hi bike. The city council recently passe an ordinance which makes it un lawful for anyone to operate i bicycle without a license. Violatioi of the ordinance can bring an-es and prosecution. Cleric Meier listed a few thing., for a cyclist to remember: Keep the bicycle registration card, it 1, the certificate of title and must be presented upon rereglstration next year; never detach the license plate. If the cycle Is sold or ex- changed tho plate- goes along In the transaction. However. If sold the owner must fill in the form on the buck of the registration card and deliver it to the Registrar of Bicycles at the police depart- ment. "The licensing Chief of .Police A. J. Bingold said, "is designed to safeguard the lives of young bicycle riders, and in con- nection with the issuing of license )lates, the department will create a bicycle school to which young-- ters will be required to report when they fail to observe a traffic wns open to Russia to join th Anglo-American, economic fusion i Germany. Hu said the securit council of the United Nations ha become a propaganda show. Sullivan Puts 'Hoof in Brown Charges Washington Represents iive Brown of Ohio, chairman o: ;he Republican national committee's executive committee, called Gae Sullivan, his Democratic opposite number, "Our leading exponent of .he hoof-ln-mouth technique in politics" today. Brown replied In. a statement to ;he Democratic radio rally last night during which eight speakers Lssalled the Republican-controlled Congress and Sullivan acted as mod- erator. He leveled his attack also at Senators Myers (D.-Pa.) who harged the Republicans with ob- tructing the administration's han- dling of foreign policy. Former U. of W. Teacher Found Dead Madison, A. O. Lottes, 88, former University of Wisconsin instructor and a retired employe! Washington Space ships of the International Harvester Com- capable of pouncing upon any Space Ships Theoretically Possible pany, was found dead yesterday at his home. Dr. ..David Atwood, Dine county coroner, said death was the result of natural causes and no inquest be held. Japan's Empress Takes First Job Tokya (JP) Princess Sadako. empress dowager, took a job for the first time In her life today, ..i would-be aggressor are theoretically possible, but this country has a long- research road to travel be- fore it can rely upon such celestial battlewagons, two scientists as- serted today. Doctors Lawrence R. director, and Daniel T. Slgley, a staff member of the Johns Hop- kins university applied physics laboratory, said that producing even simpler types of supersonic missiles The treaty, based on decisions embodied in the Act of Chapultepei of March, 1945, provides: That an armed attack against any of the signing nations Is con- sidered an attack against all of them: That collective military -defense measures will be taken in the event of any armed attack .within the hemisphere's security zone, reach- ing from pole t.o pole and from Hawaii the That joint consultations will be held for defense of an American nation attacked outside the secur- ity zone; That the nations jointly will is- sue a cease fire order In the event of hostilities between two Ameri- can states. Two American republics did not sign. Nicaragua not invited because of dissatisfaction with her current governmental regime and Ecuador's government over- hrown in the midst of the confer- ence. The treaty provides that oth- at a nocturnal "party" at the state prison camp near here last- night. At Tallahassee, Chief Clork S. L Walters of the prison division said 10 Negroes consumed a pint of wood alcohol which was filched earlier in the day by two men work- ing- in the prison paint shop. The two were listed among the dead. Chicago Girl, Says Father Killed Mother Policeman Frank iriswold, whose 11-year-old daugh- ter told a coroner's jury she had seen him fatally shoot her mother, vas in Jnil today after the jury recommended he be held to the grand Jury on a charge of murdcr- ng his wife. The policeman's daughter. Belli Griswold, told the jury a quor- preceded the shooting in their iouth side home yesterday. She said that her father, who ts .0, had questioned her mother. Council Plans Referendum This Autumn Bond to Be Consulted on Issue A special election at which voters will be given on opportunity to ballot on the Issuance of in bonds for the construction of municipal swimming pool was au- thorized by the clf.y council at its meeting at the city hall Tuesday evening. The dnte of the election, some- time this fall, was not set at Ijtst evening's meeting because City At- torney S. D. J. Bruski asked time to confer with T. G. Evenson and Associates, bond consultants, of. Minneapolis on arrangement and procedure before a definite date set. State and city charter rules governing special elections need clarification, he pointed out. will submit a report at the next council meeting which will be held September 15. When the motion to hold the clec- .ion was made in the council cham- ber, all aldermen voted favorably in the motion. Project Well Supported However, in the committee of whole, six voted lor the special elec- ion. the aldermen. Howard. Bnumann, third ward; Joseph T. Dottle, second ward, and Acting layor William P. Thcurer or the "hird Ward did not vote. They passed" when their names wcra called by Ben S. Deercn, acting resident of the council. It was first agreed that the dec- ion would be held. October 2O ut discussion arose about de- alls and It was decided to confer vith bond authorities before def- nltely setting the date. Aldermen, in discussing the swim- otog- pool, made it clear that trong sentiment for the project-'' revaJlcd In Winona. and that many ?inonans had urged them to build the pool as soon as possible. Legislation Permits Issue Legislation authorizing the- city to issue In bonds for swimming pool project, at the re- quest of the city council, was passed by the last session or the Minne- sota legislature. The legislation, however, required the city to vote on the issuing- of the bonds, before the funds could be secured through a bond issue. In the sentiment vote taken a year ago Winona voters, favored the construction of a swimming pool by a four to one vote. The vote for a pool and against. The Winona Community Planning council recommended to tie coun- cil some months ago the construc- tion of such a pool as an project for Winona, in an elaborata report giving much swimming pool data. Residents not registered, at present time mny register for this election now, Roy G. Wlldgrube, city recorder, pointed out. Agnes, 45, a saloon dice game op- ratbr, as to "where she had been all night." "Mother wouldn't the hild testified. "Then my father cached into a dresser drawer, took ut his gun and said to her, 'I'm oing to kill you." The child said she ran to pro- ect her' mother and was "crying er nations including Canada jand screaming. My father put the Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and nay adhere to the pacts provisions f they desire to sign at some later date. The first signature on the new reaty was that of Arturo Despra- el, foreign minister of the Domin- can republic. All the signers sat n straight wooden chairs across rom Brazilian Foreign Minister iaul Fernandas to pen their names n the document. gun to my mother's side and fired one shot. I tried to push him away but couldn't." She suffered powder burns on her right side from the bullet, Griswold, who declined to testify, had called police following the shooting :uid Captain Patrick Col- lins said he had told him his gun had been accidentally discharged in a "slight scuffle" when his wife's hand struck the weapon. Vlilton Eisenhower Denies Cabinet Post Topeka, Elsen- sor the development of that in- demands conquering problems ..i iUK LJi UU1U111O Th" HCnCy propulsion? launching and guid- 'h Thread association, ance ln nn entirely new field of which has been organized to spon- aerodynlmlk.s. hower, president of Kansas State college at Manhattan, today denied rumors that he had been offered the post of secretary of agriculture should Clinton P. Anderson resign. "It is naturally embarrassing to comment on something that hasn't been offered, officially suggested or considered so far as I am con- Elsenhower told interview- dustry. Blast Sinks Tanker at Venice Dock Venice Venice police said today that an explosion of undeter- mined origin badly damaged and sank the Fanamnn Tank- er Pan Crescent at a dock in Venice last Saturday. The laboratory is conducting guided missile research. Date Set for Badger Nursing Examinations Murtlson, Wis. Examina- tions for llcensure of professional nurses will be held at Madison Oc- tober 22-2-1, the state board of health bureau of nursing education announced, today. moderately worm tonight; low 66. Increasing cloudiness Thursday witli thundershowiiTs developing in late afternoon, or at night; high 88. FORECASTS Minnesota: Partly cloudy. Scatter- ed showers or thundcrshowers soutli and west central portion tonight and in cast portion Thursday. Wisconsin: Partly cloudy. Scatter- ed showers or thundcrshowcrs in south and central portion tonight. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 87; minimum, 64; noon, 84; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Beth Griswold, center, II, daughter of ft Chicago policeman, points to her father, extreme right, as she tells a coroner's Jury she had seen him fatally shoot her mother, a saloon dice girl. The jury recommended Griswold be held to- the grand jury on a charge of murdering, his wife. Wirephbto to The- Republican-Herald.) hoursV Denver 35 55 DCS Moines ............94 71 Duluth 83 57 Indianapolis 84 59 Int. Falls................ 78 49 Kansas City............. 99 78 Los Angeles.............92 66 Miami 87 74 Mpls., St. Paul ..........90 64 Oklahoma City ..........100 77 Phoenix .................112 81 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Stage 24-Hr. Today Change Red Wing 2.7 -f .1 Lake City ............6.3 Rends 3.4 Dam 4, 3 Dam 5, T.W...........2.7 I Dam 5A, T.W.......... 3.2 .2 Winona