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   Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - May 23, 1960, Winona, Minnesota                               PAIR Mild Tonight, Tuesday DAILY NEWS City Traffic Box Scorl TOMORROW-SUN RISES SETS NEW MOON MAY 25 Flood Threatens Along Minnesota 105th of Publication WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, MAY 23, 1960 Accidents Killed Injured Damage Dtfe-. 149 742 33 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The normally placid Sand Creek moved back into its banks today a sudden and damaging flareup at Jordan, Minn., and townspeople moved back into homes soggy with mud. As Jordan residents bent to the Clean-up battle and viewed the havoc wrought by the town's worst flood, other southern Minnesota communities kept wary eyes on threatening streams. The Minnesota River was a major focal point. So were the Maple, which flow into the Blue Earth River, a tributary of the Minnesota. One Blue Earth County farm family fled Sunday when the Cobb inundated the farm. Five families left low-lying homes in Mankato. R. M. Vtiltr, A'ufter chairman of the Red Cross in Scott County, said about 50 Jordan families needed financial help to repair damage to their homes. On the Daily News For Reports on City Planning The Winona Daily News today received a special ci- tation from the American Society of Planning Officials. The citation, first among its kind to be'awarded was presented at the society's annual national planning confer- ence at the Americana Hotel, Miami Beach, FJa. W. G. Roeseler, Winona's city planner, accepted the award for the Daily News.. He, is with Ladislas Segoe Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio, city planning firm. The journalism award presented by the society went to the Minneapolis newspa pers. Citations were present- ed to the Daily News, Chica- go-Sun-Times, Milwaukee Journal, Monterey Peninsula Herald (Calif- ornia) and New York Times. nTHE DAILY NEWS' for excellence in continued inter- pretation of planning, and creat- ing public opinion favorable1 (or adoption of specific planning pro- grams." Dennis O'Harrow, executive di- rector, ASPO, said, "We were de- lighted by the quality of the many entries we received from all over For the text Ihe award nomiftitiDn e< tfie Daily him to Page 3. the United Stales. The entries as well as the awards .'demon- strate that there is an awareness of and interest in community plan- ning among the small as well as the large newspapers in this na- tion. We believe that this interest must grow as urban life in Am- erica expands." The awards were made for arti- cles that appeared during 1958 or J959, or a series which ende'd dur- ing either of those years. Each entry was rated as "excel- or on: Quality of technical content. Quality of writing. Comprehensiveness of cover- age. Graphic arts. Editorial support. Prominence. Impact on community. Judges in the competition were: CARL W. LARSEN, director of public relations, University of Chi- cago: Bert Johnson, city manager of Evanston, III., and lecturer at Northwestern University, and Aaron Lcvine. cily planner, who has directed the Philadelphia Citi- zens' Council on City Planning since 1952, and formerly worked as senior planner with the Phila- delphia CHy Planning Commission' TRY AGAIN SAN DIEGO, Calif, to- This or- der went out over the police ra- dio: "Please shoot rat which bit boy lo see if he has rabies." Turks Close Colleges in Student Riots ANKARA, Turkey (AP) The shutdown of Turkish colleges and universities has been exlended to the fall and new restrictions have, been imposed on the capital Mo check aati-gorerarnent demon- strations. Students have been in the fore- front of (he campaign against the strongarm rule of Premier Adnan Menderes. They have succeeded in rousing only scattered port from the public. College classes, suspended for a month on April 28 following vio- lent sludent uprising's, were due to resume Ihis weekend. Instead Ihe government Sunday nighl ex- tended the closure order to July 33, a month after Turkish schools normally close for the summer. Schools for the training of teach- ers were exempted. The Cabinet did not make clear whether the shutdown applied to the Turkish army War College, whose paraded three hours Saturday in sympathy wilh the anti-govern- ment sludent demonstrators. Martial law was tightened in Ankara to turn the capital of persons into a virtual ghost city at night. Czech Gas Bias) Kills 54 Miners PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP) explosion believed caused bv methane gas killed 54 miners Sun- day in a coal pit at the big in- duslnal center of Ostrava J70 miles east of Prague. basis of the first applications re- ceived, he estimated damage may average about per home. If similar damage was sustained by families not needing help, resi- dential damage alone in Jordan would .exceed There was no estimate of damage to business property or community facilities. Gooey mud lay two to three feet deep in places. Once-green lawns, streets and houses were coated. Huge chunks of Highway 21 were ripped out by the floodwaters Fri- day nighl and Saturday. An estimated 8 lo 10 inches of rain hit the Jordan area, shooting the Sand Creek over its banks. Townspeople pumped out base- ments, scraped mud from floors, and moved appliances outdoors where they could dry out in the sun. The deluge sent two cresls down the Minnesota River. One was expected in a day or so. The second, orobably about next weekend, wa? expected to top off downstream from Mankato about 18 inches higher than the crest of April 5-10. The Weather Bureau also pre- dicted Minnesota River crests one to three ieet above flood stage at Mankato, Carver, C h a s k a and Savage loday and Tuesday. Five families at the north end of Mankato Sunday night lelt their homes, all on lowlands near the Minnesola, after their base- ments filled with water. Cily crews worked all night building dikes around the houses. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boehlke and their two children, plus live- stock and poultry, were evacuated Sunday from their farm bordering the Cobb River 10 miles south of Mankato. High water also knocked out several bridges in Blue Earth County. One, on State Highway 256 over the LeSueur River, about two miles south of Mankato, was' blocked off after a portion of the super-structure dropped. Two bridges over Maple River, on County Road 106, also were affected. 'A mile north of Minnesota Lake, a Maple River bridge carrying County Road 14 went out. Thousands of acres of southern Minnesota farmland were under water. Some farmers in the Fair- mont area said they might lose as much as 50 per cent of their cash income because of the heavv rains which set back the corn and soybean season and drowned corn planted only last week. 7 Killed in French Race AIX LES BAINS, France WI An auto race crowd saw seven persons fatally injured on Ihe track here Sunday, and 300 of the spectators stormed the box office demanding their mon- ey back when the race was halted The small riot broke out after a wooden foot bridge over the track collapsed and plunged 50 spectators into the path of a speeding racing car. The driver and five persons trapped in the wreckage were killed and 35 oth- ers injured. One of the injured, an Iranian diplomatic died in a hospital. Driver Chris Threlfal, 30, of England, was (raveling 125 miles an hour on Ihe sixth lap of the race when the bridge gave way spilling people in front of him. lit had no time lo apply his brakes. CITY IS THEIR MUD PIE Three Jordan, Minn Van ft 7" ft' aflerlloodwalersstarlcdi receding. The f Seraiw'rm' mpassae srcet afler lloodwalers starlcd receding. The flood left behind an ocean of mud, two lo three feet deep in some places. Once-green lawns, streets and scure. aking (he most of a generally miserable situation are (left IP righl) Pal Mahlin, M- Oivcn Kmitson 15 and Owen Kragihorpe, H. (AP Pholofax) Hemenway New DFL National Commiifeeman Move Seen Slap At Humphrey, Freeman, McCarthy By ADOLPH JOHNSON MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Four new top party officers today opened (heir campaign lo re-elect Democratic Farmer Laboriles to the slate and national offices they now hold and to win the one now held by a Republican. Ray Hemenway of Albert Lea, slate chairman for the last six years, unseated Gerald Heaney of Dululh, national cemmitteeman for the same period, in the only convention contest. The vole was 503.8 for Hemenway, 331.2 for Heaney. Sens. Hubert Humphrey and Eugene McCarthy and Go'v. Or- ville Freeman indicated a prefer- ence for keeping the two men in the posts they held, but made no effort in convention to push their point of view. regarded the outcome as a slap at the three leaders, but olhers pointed to the generous applause Humphrey and Freeman received when they appeared at the closing session of the three- day convention. The effort to make a change in the national commilleeman came as a surprise to most dele- gates. Hemenway's name was presented lo the convention nom- inating committee late Friday and he waited nearly -jA hours before indicating ha would accept if elected. By then the contest had become the biggest thing at the convention. Both his opponents and his sup- porters praised Heaney as a loyal party worker, but his foes called him high handed, arrogant and ruthless. Heaney appeared on Ihe plat- form at the -closing session with the party candidates and officers, but did not speak. He said when SEVEN CENTS PER COPY NAMED Mrs. Gcri Joseph, Minneapolis, and Ray Hemen- way, Albert Lea, were named by the state Democratic-Farm- er-Labor convention Sunday to represent the state party on the Democratic National Com- mittee. 
                            

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