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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                W EATHER itrtd Hatted mild tonffhl and F OLLOW Steve Canyon Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations BACK VOLUME 46. NO. 287 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PAGES Baltimore Firm to Build Plant in City Portal Pay Curbs Sought In Congress CourU Will Not Allow Addition of Trifling 6T) A double- barreled government attack on the portal pay problem shaped up today in Congress and tho courts. The Justice department entered the picture with ft plea thnt retro- active claims for pny Involving "trifles" of employes' time should be dismissed. And on Capitol hill Chairman Alexander Wiley or the Senate Judiciary committee said his group is ready for fast action on suggested legislative remedies. An- other senator told reporters pri- vately tho G.O.P. Sennto policy committee has stamped the Issue "urgent." The Justice department stand came in a brief filed with Federal Judge Frank A. Plcard. Hi's ruling in a Detroit court that portal pay claims by workers of the Mt. Clemens (Mich.) Pottery Company were valid was upheld by the Su- preme court and n wavo of suits other employers followed. Sums involved now top 000. Won't Deduct Trifles The Justice department contcnd- "Plainly nn employer Is not en- titled to deduct trifling personal pursuit periods in computing the work week and by tho same token the employe should not bo entitled to the addition of trifling periods 3 Firemen Killed, 7 Hurt in Minneapolis of preliminary activity." The Justice department brief naked Judga Plcard to consider tho effect of his decision "upon the em- ployment relationship and tho pub- lic interest In the light of tho ro- of the Industrial world." Variotu government officials have the stake in WJrephoto to Tha Republlonn-IlflrKl 1013 model automobile, showpiece, was tossed with ten firemen into the flaming basement ot m motor firm's night. Three of the firemen perished in the blaze. firemen were killed and seven more Injured, one of them critically, Thursday night when fire, followed by a series of explosions, destroyed a Minne- apolis auto showroom and garage, victims, trapped in heavy smoke when the tiled concrete show- room floor collapsed as a result of the blasts, were: Donald Laycock, 35; Horlow J. Tlscher, ind Ar- nold A. Anderson, 30. Fire Chief George jLockhart said these men, with those Injured, were laying hose ines through the display room when it collapsed without warning. The flames, starting in the base- ment paint ahop of the Hull-Dobbs Motor Company, 2610 Hennepln avenue, halted all rush hour street- car and auto traffic along the main southwest Minneapolis thorough- "are for Tour hours. Blinded by Although heavy streams ot water1 army and navy nlone would liable for perhaps In additional to holdorn of wartime cost-plus-fee contracts if pending jiults lire successful. Chairman Donnell of the xubcommlttco scheduled an- other tomorrow to consider bills by Wiley and Senators Cape- hut (R.-Ind.) and O'Danlcl (D.- Tex.) to outlaw ths portal pay won invited to out- line his proposal then. The Texan has another bill, bfl- the finance committee, to tux the claimants 100 per cent of any- thing they get. In ,the House, Chairman J. Pnr- ndt Hwmu (R.-N. J.) of tho com- mittee on San-American activities blamed Uie whole problem on two men he "hnvo long records of Communist affiliation." Illumed He aald the official Journal of the Union of Mine. Mill and Smelter credited the Idea of portal pay suits to Ben Rtskln. the union's farmer research director. Thomas declared Rlstln has several "Com- munist affiliations." He added thnt the original action against the Mt. Clemens Pottery Company was brought by Attorney Edward Lamb of Toledo, who "like Mr. Rlskln has followed tho Com- munist party linn and has associat- ed himself with numerous fronts which hnve been -iet up during tho past ten years." Lamb, who denied knowing Rl.i- kln. told R reporter at Sun Valley, Idaho, that ho begun tho Mt. Clem- ens court action "In order that tho employes might bo paid for thu time which they were required to spend on the employer's premises." Ho added: "I resent being accused of par- ticipation in any un-American ac- tivity. I brllcvc in the American system of Tree enterprise. I am proud to have participated in many civil liberties and other cases in- volving the fundamental rights of American citizens." California Girl Takes Police Over Kidnaper's Route Lodl, Tho J. Edward Dcvlnes and their 17-year-old daughter Alice were in strict seclu- sion today while police broadened their search for a man who, they said, kidnaped the girl, thrcatcnec her and struggled with her but did not otherwise molest her in a 20- hour abduction lost Monday. Alice guided officers yesterday over tho trail she said her captor had followed, and District Attorney Cheater Watson said the Inspection yielded "several pieces of evi- dence" substantiating her story and some new "leads" in the case. He did not amplify on the clues. Watson obtained a detailed state- ment from the Lodl High school honor student, and from it told this he said he believed "truthful In every A man using the name "diles" arranged with tho Devlnos to have Allco'n photograph taken at a, local studio for a national publication. She loft tho studio with the man at p. m, Monday. Ho drove her to a rural lane, stopped the car, bound her nnd gagged her, then took her to a tourist cabin near Sacramento where he held her pr soner overnight. Next day, when 1 left to make a telephone call freed herself from her bonds an escaped. Bill on ClowA Liberalization of Rents in Shop Offered By McCarthy Employers Granted Right to State to By Max Hall Senate la jor committee got a new bill today o study during its nve-week hear closed shop measure with novel features written by freshman Senator Joseph McCarthy (R.-Wis.) McCarthy, who announced the proposal in general terms last week ompleted the bill today, handed it a reporters and said he would in- roduce1 it in the Senate this after- oon. Proposing amendments to the Wagner labor relations act, the bill mong other things, would grant mployers the right to state opin- onse frankly to their workers on 11 labor questions so long as no ireat of force was involved. The bill would leave "preferential ilrlng" and "maintenance of mem- ership" as matters to. be decided n collective bargaining, as at pres- nt. But the "union shop" nnd "closed hop" would be taken out of tho ealm of bargaining, and each would epend any hether two-thirds of the cm- oyes want it. A bill by Senator Joseph Ball already before the commit- Contlnued on Page 3, Column 2.) LABOR BILLS Hardship Cases Authorized General Philip Flem- ing, director of the Office of Temporary Controls, said today he has Instructed regional OPA offices to "liberalize" rents In "hardship J1 Icmlng made the ntatement to reporters after discussing rent control with President Truman. The President told his news conference yesterday that he favors continuation of nation-wide rent controls and that responsibility for any changes now rests with Congress. Fleming said lie and the President did not come to any decision In their talk but covered the ground very thoroughly. He said his Instructions to liberalize rents in what he called "hardship cases" were given earlier this week at a conference here of regional OPA tlirector.s. That would allow an increase in rents in where the present ceilings impose a hardship on .the landlord. IVlicre there any doubt about rents, Flem- ing explained, the regional directors arc under in- structions to resolve that doubt in favor of the landlords. Local costs, he explained, will be the yardstick in determining whether rents are too low. Two Burned, Dwelling Damaged by Fire Here As Gasoline Explodes Prosecution ests Case Against Japs Tokyo The oday rested its case against former remler Tojo and 25 other wartime apanese leaders in a dramatic race gainst the clock. Today's was the 160th session of he international war crimes tri- unal which began hearing the case pril 29, At p. m., Associate Prosecutor Comyns Carr of Britain paused hile racing through a document nd-Informed the judges he could nlsh in a comparatively short ime. He requested permission to ontlnue past the usual 4, o'clock adjournment. Five on Upper Floor Helped to Safety Two persons were injured, neither critically, in a gasoline-started fire which heavily damaged the seven- room home of Mrs. Lillian Olson, 377 West Mark street, today. Atlanta Bank Asks Ruling on Georgia Funds over the release of executive funds it has on The fire broke out at a. m.jdcposit, an Atlanta bank moved to- Maximos New Greek Premier George II to day named Demctrlox Maximos a premier, succeeding Constanlln Is find n former for clgn minister. A government radio announce mcnt prcvlouxly had jiakl tha TwJdartB, leader of the royullxU whose government has been unilc severe fire from the left, mnclc vice-premier and given tho post o war minister, Maximos conferred with the king for more than an hour. Ho said he hoped full agreement on forma- tion of a cabinet would be rcachcc soon. The radio announcement listed the.te other appointments: Interior: Former Premier George Pupitndreou. social Democrat; pub- Nn- 'Con- Ktantln Alexandria, reformist: navy, Former Premier Pnnayotls Kanel- lopoulos, National Unionist: minis- ter without portfolio. General Napo- Salary Boosts for State Highway Patrolmen Asked St. increases to state highway patrolmen with fur ther adjustments dependent on cos of living indices was proposed in bill ready for house introduction to day. The present monthly minimum o S100 would increase to and th maximum of boosted to Pay of the state highway patro supervisor would be Increase from to annually.- Also provided are increases fo tho usnl.stunt supervisor, from to and other executive em- ployes. Highway patrolmen would in the future bo referred to as "high- way pntrol officers" under another section of the bill. lie works, Styllanos Gonatas, tlonol Llbenil; uKrlculture, leon Zervaji, National party. Informed sources said Kancl- lopoulos had wanted tho ministry of war and that meetings concern- 2 Masked Men Rob Brooklyn Paper of New masked men entered the Brooklyn Eagle's busi- ness office, hold up a girl cashier, mcl escaped with a weekly payroll of approximately today. The holdup pair walked quickly through the first floor business of- fice where dozens of people were working. They went straight to the cashier's cage which was en- circled by wire and bars rising half- way to the ceiling. One man pulled a gun and held up tho girl, who was tho onjy oc- cupant of the cngc. The second man scrambled over the top of the seined n cnnvao bag con-] talnlng tho payroll, and clamberec bc.ck. They then ran to this.street where tvvo other men awaited'them in a cc.r and made a, quick -getaway. Factory Payroll of Stolen Wcstford, men armed with pistols, today robbed .ho Forge village plant of tho Ab- bott Worsted Company of the bulk of a payroll. Tho office force of eight men and vomen said the quartet entered the fflco 20 minutes after tho payroll had been delivered by a Lowell bank nosscngcr in an armored car. At ji.itol point, the employes, were were directed into tho wreckage, Locklmrt eald the trapped men were unable to sea lowered to horn because of the dense fittnon. 'ellow firemen formed a passing no to bring out the dead and in- ured, ho reported. While firemen fought ttte garage laze, flames started breaking from mo basement of the Wheel Goods 'ompany at 2805 Hennepln avdiue, cross the street. Lockhart said this outbreak was apparently not con- nected in any way with the first fire. Manuel Gifis, owner of the flrm, said his loss would bo upwards of Additional apparatus was called to the scene as tho flremen fought to keep tho flames from spreading 'to a nearby grocery and an adjoining apartment house. IL of M. Experts Urge Early Check To Curb Cancer of Min- nesota medical men wrote Mr. and Mrs. Public a prescription Thursday _____, ____ avoid -thousands navy general stoff at tho time Gtfi tna I _.j The judges assented and at p. m., Acting Chief Prosecutor Car- lisle W. Higgins of the United State announced "the prosecution has concluded." Only 25 of the original 28 de- fendants were in court. Former For- eign Minister Yosukc Matsuoka and Admiral Osami Nagano, chief of day to institute court action to ad- judicate Georgia's gubernatorial squabble which has tied up state evenues. The Fulton National bank an- nounced it would refuse to honor checks drawn by either claimant to the office, Herman Talmadge or M. E. Thompson. Former Governor Ellis Arnall had control of the fund of about The explosion blew out kitchen when he resigned last Sat- urday. He turned It over to Thomp- son when the later was sworn in as when some cleaning fluid in which Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olson, son and daughter-in-law of the owner, were washing exploded. Mr. Olson suffered second nnd third degree burns on his arms and face and shock, while Mrs. Olson's right arm was burned. Both wore treated by a physician but neither had hospital care. Windows Blown Out and pantry windows and flames spread quickly to the dining room. United States cancer Their cancer early. "Time is they told Minne- sota Cancer society field army members attending a cancer con- of Pearl Harbor, died slncefhe trla opened. Dr. Shumel' Okawa, agandist, was declared insane and confined to a hospital. Okawa how- ever is being tried in absentia on the possibility he later might be tinuation course at the university, pronounced sane And Mr. and Mrs. Public were The trlal record more o warned to be on the alert for wortjs of these seven cancer warning; The defense Monday will present flags: 1. Any sore that does not heal, particularly about the tongue, mouth or lips. 2. A painless lump or thickening, especially in the breast, Up or tongue. 3. Irregular bleeding from the nipple or any natural body opening. a motion for dismissal. U U1 UitJ WWUJ Aaif Progressive change in the color dozen employes who fled safely from a the garage basement, said the nrelmlirfc apparently started from an nuto'B gasoline tank. He attributed the explosions and the rapid spread of the flames to other gasoline con- tainers and paint supplies. Three Oars Damaged Company officials said two new autos and an ancient model which was on display were carried into the basement debris when the show- room floor collapsed. The first alarm was sounded at p. m., quickly followed by two more, plus several special calls. A core of police squad cars was called to divert heavy rush hour raffle from the scene. Streetcars were halted for four hours on o half dozen lines serving the heavily- >opulated southwestern Minneapo- 1s lake district. Parked- cars tretched for many blocks in all Irectlons as their occupants'Joined he thousands of trolley passengers t the fire. 5. Persistent indigestion, 6. Persistent hoarseness, plained cough or difficulty in swal- lowing. 7. Any change in the normal bowei habits. Employment to Remain at High Peak, Belief Washington Robert C. unex- Goodwin, director of the TJ, S. Em- Recess Called in 'Big SteeF Wage Discussions Pittsburgh After confer- ring for two hours, representatives of the U. S. Steel Corporation and the CJ.O.-United Steel Workers to- day recessed contract negotiation talks until Monday at a. m. CC. S. Philip Murray, C.I.O. and Steel- ittenger's Condition Reported Improved Roehexter, Condition f former Congressman William Htenger, Duluth, who is recovering rom an operation for amputation of Is right foot, was reported favor- ble today by Mrs. Pittenger. Mrs, Pittenger saltl her husband as been able to sit up and receive allers but sho was unable to say hen he would be released from the capital. ployment service, said today he fore- sees continuing high employment for 1947. a reporter his agen- cy's survey of year-end Job condi- tions shows slight rises In unem- ployment In a number ot sections But he said he was confident these are mostly seasonal and to be ex- pected, "I believe employment will remain high throughout the he said "There Is no indication in the la- bor market of a drop in total em- ployment. "But there are going to be come significant shifts within that pic- ture and we're starting to see some of them These shifts, Goodwin said, will Most of the furniture was pulled out of the downstairs, although only the two rooms were heavily damaged. Walls were blistered, woodwork charred nearly through and smoke damage was severe. Loss in clothes, furnishings and room wreckage was set between il.500 and Mrs. Olson sold that insurance will partially cover repair costs. Penned upstairs by tho fire wore lelutensnt governor nnd became claimant to executive authority as acting governor. Talmadge, elected by the legis- lature, has made no public move to gain control ol the fund but said yesterday he would hold its cus- tody in time to meet his February 1 payroll. Tho bank's announcement did not say _whut course its appeal to the courts would take but Iluaiiclal cir- Dewey, Clayton and Helen Olson.lcles said it probably would bo a petition for a declaratory judgment and Esther Carter and Shirley Nord. Tho stairway, opening off the din- Ing room, was barred by flames at filed In the Fulton superior (circuit) court. Such a suit could be heard the foot, and the five got. out of within 20 days nnd in all probab- the house through an upstairs bility would be followed by a .prompt window. 'appeal to the state supreme court. Helen, daughter of Mrs. Lillian Meanwhile, State Treasurer Olson, suffered abrasions when she George B. Hamilton declared he had stopped dlsbursal of funds to the highway and revenue departments and the acceptance of tax collec- tions from the revenue commission because of the legal tangles over donflicUng appointments by Tal- madge and Thompson to fill the same office. There wns no Immediate effect on the two departments but fiscal of- Olson, Lillian louse. talks between the union and "big steel" which is expected to set the pattern for the steel Industry gen- erally. Murray said the Steelworkers ex- ecutive board would meet this af- ternoon as well as tho union's wage- policy committee. He added: "We may have 'a statement after this meeting." Murray said the Steelworkers hac submitted their proposals and other matters to the corporation negoti- ators at today's meeting and that afterwards it was unanimously agreed to recess until Monday. jplete their of plants and as their inventory stocks accumulate. It is likely then these plants may' let out "some of their workers, he said. icrdcd to tho cellar and compelled o remain on. tho floor while three f tho robbers xocurcd the money, tate police said they took this demand were continuing, of tho payroll. Vtay, Garsson Brothers Enter Not Guilty Pleas J. May, former chairman of the House military committee, and the Garsson brothers pleaded in- nocent today to charges of conspiring to defraud the government. Clilef Justice Bolltha Laws, who received their plea In U. S, district court, fixed March 19 for trial. Each of .the defendants released In bond. Appearing with the former Kentucky Democratic congress- man were Henry and Murray Gar- sson and Joseph Freemari. The Oarssons were organizers of wartime munitions combine which K received more than in p war contracts. Freeman woa their Washington representative. An indictment 'returned by a grand Jury yesterday charges that agreed to receive :and 'other sums" from them and to use his influence to get them profitable Democrats Object to Secret Session on Trade Program secret ses- sion of House ways and means committee Republicans to jnap a partisan survey of the, adminis- tration's reciprocal trade program today from slid oft the upstairs roof. The girls were assisted In getting to the ground by firemen and the Olson boys, who had kicked out the up- stairs window and leaped to the ground. Untouched by the blaze was the one room apartment of Mrs. Oscar daughter-in-law of Mrs. Olson, which adjoins the Tub Near Stove Firemen said that the tub con- alning the cleaning fluid was less han two feet from the wood range, which had a fire in it. They worked for 40 minutes to ex- tinguish the blaze. Two trucks were sent out and a fire extinguisher was used. Also in the house was H. O. Ol- son, another son, who is here visiting from Nelllsville, Wis. He was down- stairs. Miss Carter, granddaughter of Mrs. Lillian Olson, and Dcwcy and Clayton, sons of Mrs. Olson, all reside in Jamul. Cnllf., and nre visiting here. Miss Nord, niece of Mrs. Olson, is from Mora, Minn. flclals would said any lengthy cripple them and tie-up spread Decline Reported In Retail Sales New York For the first time since early October, retail sales drew quick protests Democrats. Some Republicans have called for curtailment of the administration's broad tariff-cutting powers and yesterday's unusual session appar- :ntly was a move by G.O.P. mem- bers of the committee to agree among plan. themselves on a revision contracts. Pleads Not Guilty The 71-year-old former congress- man appeared tense but gave no how of emotion as he stood be- plead not he said in a strong voice. Similar pleas then were entered by the two Garssons and Freeman. The whole court arraignment took less than 15 minutes. May had traveled, most of the night to get here and the' Garsson brothers had rushed to Washington from Illinois. May's attorney, Warren Magcc.l (Continued on Page 10, Column 1.) I least to some of .the Republican Voicing the sentiment of Demo- cratic members Representative For- and (D.-R.I.) told reporters that 'if they want to ride rough-shod, here Is nothing we can do but pro- .est." He added he doesn't think 'the! people of the country will react 'avorably." Absent from the with the repre- sentatives of the State department who have championed the reciprocal trade pacts as vital to the opera- tion of this country's foreign policies. The trade program permits the State department to enter agree- ments which reduce tariffs up to 50 per cent in return for conces- the week ended showed a drop off from the pre ceding period for a full week's bus! ness, but volume remained 15 to 1 per cent ahead of a year ago. Dur Bradstreet reported today. In th previous week the year-to-year gain was 22 to 26 per cent, Rain and unfavorable shopping weather over a wide area were sale to have caused the decline. other weekly decrease in sales since fall was a post-Christmas slump In the holiday week ended January 3 Selections of men's suits con- tinued to incrense, but supplies were far from plentiful. Shoe sales-dip- ped slightly' but dollar volume re- mained high. Large Increases in home and electrical appliance sales were re- ported, dining-room and bedroom 'urnlturc were In heavy demand, and hardware and automobile ac- cessories were popular. Food sales were almost unchang- ed from the very high levels of previous weeks. School Boards of State ilect Hutchinson Man St. R. Kurth, Hut- today was elected president >f the Minnesota School Board as- ociatlon. He succeeds W. G. Swan- son of Benson. Dr. C. L. Roholt, Waverly, was named vice-president, and M. S. Orwall, Granite Falls, nnd J. R. Iiindgren, Two Harbors, were elect- ed to the board of directors. quickly to other state agencies. Republicans Deny Vets Will Suffer In Economy Drive By Douglas B. Cornell Washington Repub- licans shifted their economy firuns to the Veterans administration today but promised no more than a near miss against the cosh actually paid to former G.I.'s. 'Chairman Taber (R.-N. Y.) of the appropriations committee told a reporter that the Budget for veterans cnn take a ;rlmming. But he said the cuts will be made in the money spent to ad- linistei: benefits lor veterans and at in the benefits themselves. That followed a statement by an- other top bracket Republican Chairman Allen (111.) of Uie rules committee that: "The policy of the Republican party will be to preserve appropria- tions benefiting veterans, although many bureaucratic functions of the New Deal will be eliminated." "Here's the Taber Tled. "The Veterans Is loaded up with a lot of people who aren't keeping busy. On top of that, they have been cutting a lot of capers. "They have done all sorts of ri- diculous tilings. They have paid 2 West End Sites Under Consideration Farm Milk and Cream Cans to Be Re tinned An Eastern, flrm, specializing in the retaining; of rarm. rnlUe and cream cans, will build a plant in Winona in 1947, it was announced at'the annual dinner of the Winona Association of Commerce at the Masonic tem- ple last night. The plant was secured for Winona through efforts of the association's industrial com- mittee, J. R. ChappeJI, chairman of the committee, said the National Can Retinnlng Company, toe, will em- ploy at least 25 persons and will operate a large fleet of trucks. He said that the Baltimore, Md., firm has under consideration two sites In the West End and it la expected that purchase of one of them will be made shortly. Con- struction of the plant is scheduled. to get under way immediately. Plant In Baltimore The National Con Retlnnlnsr Com- pany Is now operating a plant at Baltimore, which will be the model for the Winoca plant, lie opera- tion consists of dismantling milk and cream cans, which have been designated unfit for further use, re- pairing them and retinning. A fleet of trucks, it is understood, will operate out of here to cream- cries and milt stations over an In three and Wisconsin. The area may ex- tend to a radius ol 230 miles. The Baltimore plant is serving large dairy area in New York and Penn- sylvania. Winona was selected as the for tho new plant because of fta central position in- a Hen dairy area. Representatives of the National Can Retlnnlne Company were la Winona last week to Inspect dtea and make arrangements for company's expansion. Contract Awarded Lewis Albert, Winona, contractor, has been awarded the contract for tho construction of the 40 by 140 foot building. Cost of the structure was unannounced. He said today that the one-story concrete block building Is to be completed by April 1 is possible. and, it is understood, will begin shortly thereafter. Mr. Albert said that firm la purchasing as much of its equip- ment and supplies in Winona as Is possible. Much of the material for tha bulldtat, including the steel, has already been purchased. Pair Who Skipped School to Greet Governor Scolded St. Luth- er Yonnffdabl had a pair of youthful from Alexan- dria today who got, more than they bit-grained for when they asked if they could meet him. The governor came out of hia office to rreet them and their All went well. In fact, until he inquired how they Were getting nlonr In tchooL Then it came ont that they had "skipped cchool" especial- ly to come and fee the ror- crnor. So Governor Yonnr- dahl made their visit no c-xm- ttion for a. lecture on rood citi- zenship and a mild ajrainst truancy, for what ever purpose. The two were Arnold WoIUit and Bob Enjleliardt, bath 16, student at Central school. Weather ridiculously stance, to nigh prices, doctors and doing work for them under con- double and treble he going prices for deiitnl an'd medical services in. the same town." "That whole setup requires at- ention and It's going to get It." Cars of Freight Derailed at Eden sions from other countries. Con- Dr. Ruth Eckert, associate director gresslonal approval is not necessary. There was evidence that the MAY I House, leadership. of education at the University of Minnesota, told the association, that Minnesota ranks 47th In. the nation in the percentage of farm youth at- tending high school. she said, ranks 48th. f Milwaukee The Wisconsin ivislon office of the Chicago 'forth Western railroad said today nat the last nine cars of a fast relght were derailed fit Eden, ten liles south Fond du Lac, about a. m. No one was Injured. The railroad said that one of the ars turned over but that the others vhich left the rails remained up- right. The cause of the derailment has not yet been determined. The train was en route from Mil- waukee to Green Bay, .in'd left here at a. m. The accident occurred at the Eden station.' Traffic Is being rerouted to Pond tlu Lac via Clymaii Junction, the railroad sold. FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity, Partly cloudy and continued m'lld tonight and Saturday. Low tonight 35 to 38; high Saturday Minnesota: Partly cloudy and mild tonight and Saturday except becoming cloudy and colder with, snow flurries north portion Satur- day afternoon. Wisconsin: Portly cloudy and nild tonight and Saturday, except secomlng colder with snow flurries northwest portion Saturday. for in- EXTENDED FORECAST dentists Minnesota and Wisconsin Tem- peratures will average 15 to 18 de- grees above normal, somewhat cold- er northern sections Saturday, warmer Mondayand Tuesday, colder ngaln north portions Wednesday. precipitation will average less than one-hair inch, snow flurries north- ern Minnesota and northern Wis- consin Saturday and scattered light showers late Tuesday changing to snow flurries Wednesday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 48: minimum, 34; noon, 47; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pet. Chicago ...........48 38 Los Angeles ......64 48 Miami .............70 66 Mpls.-St. Paul.....47 33 New Orleans ......64 46 New York .........37 32 Seattle 55 48 Washington. .......44 35 a .65   

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