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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                fair nftil continued turilfht mill lonlrlit Irn F OLLOW Steve Canyon Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations On BACK PACE VOLUME 47, NO. I W1NONA, 'MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 18. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES 20 Dead, 100 Hurt in Altoona Wreck Church Role In Economic Life Upheld Charles P. Taft Opens Conference of U. S. Laymen r.y Max Hall riiubureh A prominent c huri-h luyman and un opened u religious totliiy by vigorously re- ject ins: the argument thnt churche.t keep out of economic life. the start, of the three-day "national conference on the church jir.cl economic Charles P. Tuft, Cincinnati who l.s president of the >VdtTa! Council of Churches, wild In prppnrrd speech that the Ocr- nnn churches obeyed Hitler's iid- to mind their oivti business, "heaven nnd all thut." while he tool: c.'irc f! economic.1: and politics thut conclusion we cuiino 2. Tlir Rt. Rev. Angus Dun. Eplf copul bishop of Washington, .in I the church must concern them M-lvc'. with economic life bcciiu.1 th'-y nre not caring for "cllsem bodied but Koul.i In bodlc of nnd blood." I'.oth men said some Christian iirgue Ihitt the church ought no to concern Itwlf with things Ilk labor-management reltitlon.i am other economic nticstloiiM, Tl-.r conference Is designed t discuss economic decld what rer.pon.-'.lblllty the chiirchu have toward thc.M: "tcn.ilons." nnc to rpeommend a progrum of action Jo.- the federal council'N 25 do rinlmlnj; rrvmhrrr.. ulmont nil of them The Federal Council Is sponsor- the confrrrncr, but tho con- ference. In Its flnul report will spc.uk o.-i.'v for Itself. orricals expect clof.e. to '100 dclc- KiitM, orifi-third of them clcrgy- ni-'n. another third from labor im- tt'iis. bu.unrtx firms agriculture, iind the other profcwtlonul people, trovcmmpnt offlcJnls Tuft, who is presiding, said in his speech that the conference could bf "of prrtit. perhaps unique, Im- portance in its contribution to rrllclous thinking." lit! Ruld. "We certainly shall disagree at many points among ourselves." Pfeiffer, Dugan and Stoltman, Czarnowski Win Nominations Marshal] Backs Up Acheson on Soviet Protest Secretary of State Marshall told Soviet Russia today thut Under Secretary Dean Acheson spoke "in line of duty" in fir-cribinc .Russia'.1! foreign policy us "ufcrei-.'.lve and expanding" iVarnea, who directed questioning rovcrnment's reply to n pro- ot nns sald ho was "con- test by Soviet Foreign Minister vlnccd beyond a doubt" thut Hertle Light Vote Cast in Two Ward Primary In an aldcrmanic elec- tion characterized by a very light vote, first and fourth ward voters Tuesday reduced? the field of candi-' dates for alderman in the first ward from three to two, and In the fourth ward from five to two. Successful candidates In the first ward are Loyde E. FfelHer, local nurseryman and member of the Winona park board, and the pres- ent first ward alderman, John W. Dugan. In the fourth ward, James. V. Stoltman, n. young World War H veteran who proved to be a power- ful-vote-getter and Louis Czarnow- ski, a former fourth ward alder- man, and a marine In the recent war, won tho nomination from a field of five. The present alder- man, Daniel Bambenek, did not seek re-election. In the first ward contest, Pfelffer carried all five precincts In- the ward. The total vote was Pfeiffer 520. Dugan 383 and Walter C. Hoppc 119. Only 31 per cent of the voters registered In the ward cast ballots In the election. The vote by precincts was as fpl- lows: Precinct Hopjic Pfclffcr Winners In the first ward al- dcnnanlc content In Monday's primary election were Loyde K. above. ami-John W. Puciin, Incumbent. 1'fclfTer re- ceived 520 votes to rtuean'H 383. Flrat 55 Second .....G8 Third....... 80 Fourth .....81 Fifth .......99 20 21 22 18 29 119 103 113 113 100 Chicago Man Charged With (illing 2 Women Chicago Frank F. Hertle, 8-yonr-old itinerant handyman Yho surrendered and voluntarily old police in Akron. Ohio, last 'hursclay ho wanted to confess two hlcago hillings, was boolcod for- mally on two murder charges last Ight. Arraignment was set for Tuesday felony court on the charges In IB 1D41 slaylngs of Mrs. Berglt Kyvlk, 43, nncl an unidentified Total 383 In the fourth ward race, Stolt- man led la each ot the four pre- cincts. The total vote for the ward for the flvo candidates was as follows: James V. Stoltman 394 Louis Czarnownkl 189 Emll Prondzlnskl.......... 125 Francis Kostuch 89 'Charles A. Clerok 32 In this ward, 40 per cent of the registered-.voters cast ballots. The vote by precincts was as Dutch Destroyer Blocks U. S. Vessel Off Java Aboard the S.S. Martin Bchnnan Off Chcrlbon, Dutch destroyer blocked her path and three armed Dutch sailors pat- rolled her decks, this 0. S. Liberty ship continued, loading n multi- million dollar cargo from Republi- can Java today, despite Dutch warn- ngs that she will be seized If she at- tempts to quit these territorial waters. Meanwhile, commercial shipping circles throughout southeast Asia awaited the outcome of this test case which may decide whether for- eign shippers, by dealing directly vith the unrecognized Indonesian republic, can transport the vast follows: First Second Third Fourth 3 31 50 58 50 5 1 23 3 31 29 12 15 42 44 24 01 15G 123 54 In the fourth ward, James V. Stoltman, above, and Czarnownkl were nominated candidates for alderman. Stolt- man received 394 votei and 180 to lead a Held of flve. 'Big Four' Disagrees On Austria Agreement Will Be Sought By James Smith London East-West misun- bogey of virtually every international conference since he the deputy for- eign, ministers of the "Big Four" n disagreement today and left peace reaties for Germany and Austria argely unwritten. This means that the task of draft- ng peace terms will fall largely to he "Big- Pour's" foreign ministers vhen they meet in Moscow less than hree weeks hence. Deputies assigned to draft an Aus- rlau treaty concede they will not Inish their because of nability to reconcile the views of Russia with those of the nd the deputies working on the German treaty are afHlctcd with the ame atmosphere' of mutual dis- rust. The deputies, by order of their hiefs, must .end their session Feb- uary 25, a week from today. Fog of Distrust In conference circles here the pinion prevails that "good" peuce reatles undoubtedly will be writ- en, but only after some very pro- se phrasing and some high-level lain talking dissipate the fog of distrust. As one example of disagreements .egging the works, the deputies, In .ession since January 15, have been nable to agree on the procedural Second World Lee said before [question of what voice the smaller: Persons at a dinner here, 'victor nations shall have in writing! He cited the "natural obstacles" the treaties. I to such a conflict. Russia wants to hear what thcyi "All of the countries prominent In have to say, but nothing mora The the war were gravely damaged by stores of rubber, sugar, cinchona and sisal which have been sealed up inside Java by a Dutch naval block- ade during the 18 months the Neth- erlands government and the Indo- nesians have been negotiating on Independence of the Island empire. Tlie Dutch maintain that there should be "no export without our permission." American Counsel General Walter Footc radioed from Batavla that the U. S. recognizes only Dutch Jurisdfc- tlon In the East Indies. However, Captain .Rudy Gray of Southport, N. C., skipper of the Martin Bchrman, is loading up 'on orders from the New York owners of the ship, the Xsbrandtscn line. New War in Near Future Not Likely, Trygve Lie States Talk Discredited As 'Dream of a Madman' possibility of between nations In yie near fu- ure can bu discarded a "mad- man's Trygve Lie, secre- tary-general of the United Nations, told a Minneapolis audience Mon- day night. "I have never believed in the dan- ger of another war among the treat powers immediately following the Total 189 32 89 12S 394 woman. Assistant State's Attorney Blair sulcl: "Under our standard.1; a rc- comment on tho matter of public policy Is not a slander. There- fore I know thnt on second thought you will not attribute hostility to Murchiiir.i reply to tho protest by Molotov last week rigalnst .rr.ony given the Senate atomic Under Sucre- dellverpd to Molotov induy In Moscow by Am- bx..-.udor IH-dtll Smith. commlttoe by tary was Cold Weather Covers State A fur from snug t of cold nlr covered the na- tion's mlclrirr tocluy, from the northern Rockier, eastward to Mlch- Ik'.in nnd .'.duthvvnrcl to northern M.'.-.'Hirl find northern Nebraska. Minimum temperatures Tell nv.idi a-: .10 degrees in 24 hours in in Mlnnc.-.dtii, International Minn., .reported n low lust of -23r UemUIJI, Minn., hud nntl Pemblmi. N, had 2: was nt Lemmon, S. D. A wide contrast In temperatures between the. north ant! the south nppnrrnt, Laredo, Tcxus. hnd a hrch fif P5 nncl Miami reached 70. warmest reading, on the hand. snow wux reported in most of lower Michigan nnd extreme r.onhem Ohio, us well along tho fa.11 .-.lope of the continental divide 'hrough eastern Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, nnd Into northern Neb in and southern South Diikotn .'luljiicirnml teinpenitijre.s were ex rxT'ii'U to etmtlnue for tho ncx Mirer to four days In the Norll Central states, from tho Dakotas tr> Michigan, Truman Offers Food to Rpmanion Region Tru- man moved today to tile! starving re. of a Romanian province jrr.A-kied thnt Balkan nation agrees th-- f...od shall be distributed wllh- Mr. Truman directed that of food on a ship en route to supply U. S. army forces In Europe diverted to Constanta. Romanian MSI port, for distribution in northerii ftomunl.'in province of Muldfiun.. where residents u.-e reported starving. was the slayer or both women. He stud Hertlo related ho wanted to confess to case his conscience and thnt he "felt n lot better since I got this ott my cheat." Vnrncs said Hertle, originally of Chicago, related orally that on Au- gust 21, 1041, he strangled the un- Idcntincd womnn ho knew only as "Margie" because she resisted his ndvnncc.1, nnd that he killed Mrs. Kyvlk with a brlcfe December 16, 1041, bccnusfi ho was "afraid she knew about the other killing." He said "Mnrglc told him she formerly lived In Tola, Waupnca county, WIs. During the last five years, Vnrnes said Hertle told him, he has travel- ed through (ill 48 states nnd has served two years In the army, Snipper Victim Black Market Flourishing In Japan By Tom Lambert most flourishing and lucrative business In Japan to- day, say officials at General Mac- Arthur's headquarters, Is the black market. Anyone with sufficient yen can buy anything from a cup of rice to tons of coal. Black marketing has reached such proportions that It now is nearly a free market and is hamstringing this nation's economy. Recently, one headquarters official told a group of Japanese .businessmen that if Jap- an's domestic and Imported raw ma- terials could be channeled Into In- dustry tho country could produce sufficient exports for a self-support- ing economy. Headquarters sources report the prevalence and extent of the black market Is duo to two factors: 1. of the Japanese Covernmcnt to establish an over- all control plan. 2. Failure of the Japanese government to put any teeth into the few control measures on the books. 13 in Section Crew Killed in Crossing Mishap Michigan City, Ind. Thir- teen men, members ot a, railroad section crew, were killed and 16 other men were Injured when a bus carrying the railroad workers was struck by a one-car Chicago, South Shore South Bend electric train yesterday at the Andry road cross- ing flve miles east of here. The motorman and one passenger suffered minor Injuries but several of tho 14 section workers In-tho bus were Injured seriously. Five of the 13 killed were Negroes and all had lived here, In Gory and Chi- cago. V Witnesses said bodies of the vic- tims and wreckage of the bus, own- ed by the railroad for transporta- tion of workers to and from their Jobs, were scattered several hun- dred feet along the railroad right- of-way. The train, which was en route from South Bend to Chicago, cut the bus In half. The rear portion was thrown 60 feet Into a field and the front part was shoved several hundred feet down the track. The front portion of the train was dam- aged and two windows were broken United States, Britain and France have been sympathetic to small power demands for greater -partici- pation In drafting the new pacts.' Last night, Russia, Britain and France agreed In principle to a proposal that a committee be estab- lished, to consult' with and nd vise the smaller nations on all phases of German treaty but the United States abstained, pend- ing further study. Even the three- way agreement was marred, how- ever, by a disagreement on who should sit on the proposed com- mittee. At the same time, the deputies found: themselves unable to agree on the degree, of Austria's war re- sponsibilities and referred that question to Moscow for settlement. The deputies' military committee agreed that Austria should have, an army, but couldn't agree on Its size or Its equipment. Typical of the many disagree- ments was the question of safe- (Contlnued on Page 12, Column 1) BIO FOUR but the car did not leave the track. Passengers were transferred to an- other coach. Joun Cook, 11, told police in Detroit, Mich., a ivclx.iors wlcldcr snipped off ten Inches of one of her 24-Inch braids as she sat In u Detroit theater, Police arc hunting a heavy-set middle-aged man whose description coniclded with a report January 18 by a 13-ycur-old girl wlio lost part of a long braid. (A.P. WJrcplioto.) The boldness of the black markct- jcers is astounding American head- quarters officials cite the following exnmplcs: Ono man recently offered to sell illegally tons of coal. A few days ago, J. Z. Redny, Arlington, Vn., of the Industry section at Mac- Arthur's headquarters, told Japan- ese newsmen that in the Osaka area in the last few months tons of coal were diverted Jnto the black market. One factory manufactured more than electric motors, of which at least went Into the black market. The'Japanese press universally j favors more stringent controls, but metropolitan papers say flatly the people have lost confidence In the government's ability to make con- trols stick. The black market affects the Jap- anese the ordin- ary citizen to the government, which is asking MacArthur to Import about worth ol oil as a substi- tute for coal which is disappearing into illegal channels. Occasionally the government docs crack down. House Committee Promises Early Vote on Cigarette Tax St. house repre- sentatives tax committee gave ev- ery, indication of quick action on Flights Continue Over Polar Area Aboard the Mt. Olympus, Febru- ary weath- er held good at Little America today for the continuation of rapid fire exploration flights unfolding the se- crets of new areas, 'but one plane was forced to return to Its base after four hours due to engine trouble, of- ficial dispatches said. The four-day spell of good flying conditions promised to boost the number of flights toward the hoped for goal of 22 or 25 from the Ice strip base during February. The temperature dropped to 16 below zero early today, buf later edged up to just above zero. Wind-swept seas still tossed the rudderless transport Mcrrick and her guardian, the Icebreaker North- wind, throughout the morning, pre- venting attempts to re-establish a broken towllne. There are 324; men aboard the helpless Merrlck, 'which Is being towed to New Zealand lor repairs. Germans May Be Offered British Jobs London Prime .Minister Attlee said today that, displaced persons in the British occupation zones of Germany and Austria would be classified for possible em- ployment In Britain's coal mines and other industries short of man- power. .Replying to a suggestion Jn the House of Commons that the gov- ernment study the labor potential available In UNRRA camps to meet Industrial problems raised by Bri- tain's fuel crisis, the prime minis- ter declared: "I do not feel that such a mis- sion Is necessary. The minister of labor Is proceeding, in association with the chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, to set up an organ- ization In the British zones in Ger- many nnd Austria for the classifi- cation and selection of displaced persons to work In it. All of them emerged from the war with domestic problems of the most serious he said. Plenty of Work Ahead "The problems of reconstruction and of reconversion arc more than enough to occupy all of their forces for years to Lie Talk of war he termed a "waste of urging Instead that people work toward settlement of the prob- lems of peace. "This world must never have an- other means that we must eliminate the basic causes for war." he said. Lie gave three essential steps to- ward peace: Peace treaties must be signed with all former enemy countries. The security council of the- United Nations must be pre- pared to maintain this peace. The security council and the United Nations as a whole must serve as a democratic forum which all nations will employ in expressing their Ideas and their differences. Misery Widespread Stressing the Importance of de- cent economic and social conditions throughout the world, the TJ.N. lead- er said, "have registered our conviction that poverty and social misery cannot exist to one country or In- one part of the world without endangering the peace and prosper- ity of other regions. "When we In the United Nations apply ourselves to the improvement of education, of health, of the gen- eral living standard, or of commu- nications or housing in the most re- mote and backward are removing the germs which one day could lead the world to its final Ar- mageddon." Chicago Mother And 4 Children Perish in Fire A mother ruid hci- four children perished in im early morning; fire today in tchir home In suburban Harvey. St. George Kauer of the Harvey police department identified the dead as Mrs.'Nona Hoover, 43, and her children, Linda May, one year old, 12, Violet 13, and Rob- Too Soon to' Judge It Is too soon. Lie said, to judge properly the value of the United Nations. "To say that it has been a failure simply reveals ignorance of the fact that It has not yet really begun to work in a complete he said. "To say that it has been a success ert, seven. Police Chief Albert Kowl said Walter Wade, 43, a roomer at the Hoover home, fled from the flam- ing two-story frame dwelling after he was awakened by flames outside his first floor room. Wade said he had no chance to go to the assist- ance of Mrs. Hoover and her chil- dren, all asleep on the second floor. Fire Chief Fred Hoffman said the fire apparently was started by an overheated oil burner on the second floor. Rowl said Mrs. Hoover was di- vorced from Otis Hoover, 45, who was living in St. Louis. He had re- married, Rowl said. Two Engines And 10 Cars Go Off Rails Roll Down Embankment in Pennsylvania Altoona, Pa, The Penn- sylvania railroad's Rod Arrow, fast Detroll-tO-Ncw York passenger train, plunged Tram the trucks near famed Horseshoe curve today, kill- ing an estimated 20 persons and injuring close to 100. s Coroner Daniel Deplogle said 17 bodies had been removed from the wreckage and that the death total would run "to nt Jcast 20." includ- ing three train crewmen.. The railroad said It didn't know the cause of the accident, one of the most serious in Pennsylvania's history which occurred two miles west of Horseshoe curve at a spot known as Bennington curve at a. m. A spokesman for the railroad said the speed at the place of the wreck was 35 miles an hour. The Red Arrow was running 50 minutes behind time when the accident occurred. Many Asleep The two engines used to pull train over the scenic Allegheny mountains, a combination coach and baggage cur. one diner and three sleepers were scattered down a 350-foot embankment. Another coach and a combination baggage car and coach toppled over on their sides on the tracks while three other sleepers were derailed but remained upright. The last four cars of the sleepers, a coach und nn stayed on the rails. Most of the people aboard the ill-fated train were asleep when the tragedy occurred. Many suf- fered exposure from the cold In addition to their injuries. Including a group of sailors en route to the Bainbridgc, Md., training station and a troup of midget entertainers. Three Trainmen Dead The dead Included tliree mem- bers of the four-man, engine M. E. McArdle ot Scottdale, Pa.. Fireman R. H. Hen- ry of Decry, Piu, and Fireman J. M. Parasok of Altoona. Other dead identified at morgue Included: Selecla Haiallt. Flint. Mich.; Private George H, Stacy. Fort DIx, N. J.; Mrs. Sadie Taylor, New Castle, and John Drumm, believed to be a soldier of Dubois, Pa. A Pennsylvania railroad spokes- man estimated "around 20 per- sons" were injured. The injured were rushed to hos- pitals nt Altoona, where attendants became so busy they couldn't count the casualties. Mercy and Altoona hospitals later reported they had a total of 85 casualties and more were arriving. Tom Lyman, an Altoona photo- grapher, said he saw three or four bodies lying around and Injured passengers were moaning Inside an overturned car. "I shone my flashlight Inside and (Continued on Paire 12, Column 3) WRECK St. Paul Youth Held in Kentucky House Cites Gerhard Eisler For Contempt Washington The House Scottsvillc. Ky. A youth identified by County Judge Ernest C. Neil as IG-year-old Robert H, is to dismiss the fact that most of Robinson, St. Paul, Minn., was jaJJ- irc fn 4-noL-inri yesterday after robbing a bank cashier of his watch and de- manding that the officer open the vault of the Farmers' National bank its work remains to be tackled. Its value will depend upon "you and me and every other thinking man and woman In the he Isold. today cited Gerhard Eisler for con- tempt after hearing him described as tho "supreme" Communist au- thority in this country arid "one of the most dangerous men ever to set foot on American, soil." At the request of the committee on un-American activities, the House adopted a resolution direct- ing Speaker Martin to certify the case to the United States attorney for the. District of Columbia for appropriate legal action. so he could loot it. Long Island Train Wreck the proposed tax today. three-cent cigarette Broken Hip of Truman's Mother Being Set Today Grandvicw, Mar- tha E, Truman, the President's 94- year-old mother, will hove her frac- tured hip set today by the Trumans' family physician, Dr. Joseph W. Greene. Mrs. Truman injured her hip hi a fall last Thursday. She was reported feeling cheerful and optimistic yesterday after Pres- ident Truman visited her over the weekend. Weather Five passenger cars of derailed Jamaica to Port Jefferson steam train on the Long Island railroad lie across roadbed following mishap near Kings Park, N. Y., in which police reported more than score ot persons were injured. Derailed engine is at upper left of aerial view. (A.P. Wlrephoto.) FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona. and vicinity: Generally fair and continued cold tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight ten above in the city, five above in rural areas: high Wednesday 22. Minnesota Fair and continued cold tonight and Wednesday. Wisconsin Fair tonight and Wednesday, continued cold in north and central portions, slightly colder in extreme south portion tonight. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 36: minimum, noon, noon, 6; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow ac EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota and perature will average flve to seven telow normal. Wednesday will be below normal, becoming slightly warmer Friday with little change Saturday and Sunday. Precipita- tion will average less than flve hun- dredths of an inch with snow flur- ries northern Wisconsin Friday or Saturday. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. Chicago 35 19 .06 International Falls 31 .01 Los Angeles........60 46 Miami 76 57 Mpls.-St. Paul .....36 1 .01 New Orleans 70 49 New York .........46 27 Phoenix .....'......70 38 Washington .......W 23   

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