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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER cloudy tonljtht with OOCMA tonal fJurrltm. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations OKOLSKY Read His New Column Dally on Editorial Page VOLUME 47. NO. 12 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 3. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PACES Secret Session on Mediterranean Crisis Asked Truman Flies to Mexico City Welcomed by President And Cabinet Return Flight to U. S. Will Be Made Thursday Mrxlco City Presiden Truman arrived by plane here to- day, the first United States chic executive ever to pay a visit this capital. He Is here for a three-day offlcia visit. Artillery fired n 21-gun salut when the President landed at a. m. (C. S. T.) Troops formed a line before th airport building as the President plane touched Mexican soil, Thr left Kivnwis City a H. m. (C. S. President Truman was welcome by President Alemiin, his cabinet the governor of the federal dls On KWNO Tonight President Trumnn'n uddrcHR tonlcht from Mexico City will be heard locally over KWNO, brclnnlnr nt p. m. trict. Fernando Casas Aleman, no n. of the president, and other dignitaries. Truman came In seven hours from the cold and snow of Kansas City Into the summer warmth and sunshine of Mexico. Welcomed to Mexico President Truman, replying to President Aleman's welcome said "I deeply appreciate the cordla welcome to the ancient and noble city of Mexico." He spoke of the growing fnmillftr- !ty with Mexico through tourists from the United States and of the -full understanding" between the two peoples. "We are the Inheritors of n great he nddcd. "and It Is the task of the democracies of America to nurture their political and Intellectual heritage until democracy has achieved Its full fruition In world peace, Justice and brotherhood." The chief executive took off be- fore dawn In his big C54 plane lifter visiting his 94-ycar-oIcl moth- er, confined to her home lit Ornnd- view. Mo., with n fractured hip. During his brief Missouri stay he received assurances of her steady improvement. Mr. Truman will speak In Mex- ico City tonight at n state dinner in the national palace in response to a welcoming address from Presi- dent Miguel Aleman. Mr. Truman will leavo Mexico early Thursday In time to reach Waco. Tcxns, at u. (C. S. T.> for iv mujor 25-mlnuto speech after receiving a degree from Baylor university. This speech Zenk Farm Home Destroyed by Fire will deal with domestic policy. both foreign and Senate Votes Budget Cut of Senate ap- proved today and sent back to the House n resolution pledging a 500.000.000 cut In President Tru- man's budget and promising to u.ic S2.GOO.000.000 of savings to re- duce the national debt. Thc Senate's action came after It hart adopted on a voice vote an amendment by Senator Wherry (R.- N'cb.i under which uny from the .'.n.lo.1 o' surplus war prop- erty would be applied on the debt. The voto was (M to 20, Firemen Look At The Smolderlnr ruins of what was the William A. Zenk farmhouse In Pleasant valley, destroyed by flte Sunday afternoon with a loss estimated at to Fire "have started In the attic near a chimney destroyed the ten-room modern home on the William A. Zenk farm n mile south of thc winona Coun- try club In Pleasant valley Sunday afternoon with a loss estimated by Mr. Zenfc at to Mr. and Mrs. Zenk and daughter were visiting friends in La Crosse and their son Gerald, 19, was home alone. Ho was In .his room on the second .floor when he hoarJ a crackling noise inHhe attic. Upon opening thc attic door, he dis- covered It was full of flames. Gerald called the Marvin Chrls- topherson farm nearby, told them to call the Winona fire department, and then attempted to throw water on tho flames. Neighbors came to his assistance n a hurry and the Winona depart- ment sent a 320-gallon pump truck and six men, but the fire had too much headway. Water was hauled n ten-gallon milk cans and other receptacles by trucks and tractors thc Earl Harris and Charles farms and for a few min- Russia Ready to )iscuss Naming Trieste Governor By Larry Ilnuck Lake SuccetM. N. Gromyko has unofficially advisee veral other security council dele ates that Russia will be ready ti ke up the problem of o governo r Trieste late this week, It was ported authoritatively today. Some sources expected Gromyko work for a man from eastern Europe, The council has hold up nnj formal discussion pending Sovlcl readiness to comment on a list of suggested candidates or make new nominations. With Oromyko now about to state his choice. It was expected that the council would move toward an early selection for tho post. Under terms of the Italian peace treaty, which still needs to be rati- fied, the governor must be able to speak Italian or Slovene, the two official languages of the free terri- tory. Also he must not be a citi- zen of Trieste, Italy or Yugoslavia. No other qualifications were stip- ulated, but delegates from the Unit- ed States, Russia. Great Britain and Prance agreed at an Informal ses- sion recently that the nominee should not come from their respec- tive countries, Reporting dircfctly to the council, he governor will hold office five but will bo subject to removal 'or cause. Congress May Let Draft Act Expire New Labor Law- Hoped for by End of Month By William F. Arbojrast 80th Con- ress swings into Its third month of business today with little to show for its efforts so far and with two deadlines ahead. This Is the month the lawmakers must decide what to do about the draft law, which expires March 31, and in which their leaders had hoped to finish work on a general labor law to head off a. possible new coal strike April 1. President Truman today recom- mended that Congress let the draft law expire on March 31. Civilian Help Urged In a message to. the legislators, Mr. Truman advised that the War and Navy departments will request re-enactment of n selective service act later if they are unable to keep the army at a strength of X070.00C men and the navy at Its authorized strength of 571.000, through volun- tary enlistments. He requested that the services be authorized to funds already neces- sary civilian help to offset any shortage of enlisted men if strength falls below the required levels. The White House dispatched the message to Capital hill while the President himself was flying to Mexico City for a three-day good will visit, New Labor Law Chances for getting a new labor law on the statute books by the end of the John L.Lewis' current soft coal truce dealt a blow "by the announcement jy fchairman Hartley that the House labor committee'may not wind up its hearings before the mid- dle of the month. The Senate labor committee plans ;o end Its public hearings Saturday, but both committees may spend con- siderable time behind closed doors writing their separate bills. Even when they reach the respec- .Ive floors, tho measures are expect- ed to provoke long days of debate. But tho month promises to be a busy one for Congress. Thc House appropriations com- mittee has half a dozen department- al supply bills almost ready. One 'f them, appropriating 1B48 fiscal 'ear funds for the Treasury and 'ost Office departments, may be sent Continued on Page 4, Column 5) CONGRESS Farm Found Dead of Skull Fracture Menomonie, Wis. battered body of Lawrence Christiansen, 45-year-old farm worker from Ridgeland, was found today on the shore of Lake Menomonie. Coroner Richard .Olson said Christiansen had been dead .only a few hours and that death apparently was due to a -skull fracture. The dead man had been employed on the farm of Harry Kavanaugh, Bar- ron, but left Saturday, di- reqting' that his mail be sent to Ridgeland. Lanesboro Man Killed As Car Leaves Road Preston, Minn. Raymond La Vern Stensgard, 25 Lanesboro, .was-killed Sunday night when his car went off the road on highway 52 three miles north of here and overturned In a ditch. Stensgard, an ex-air force man, died instantly, County Coroner J. P. Nehring who assisted in investigating the accident, said to- day. His skull was fractured and hrs face crushed in. Authorities theorized that Stensgard fell asleep, his weight shifting to the accelerator as he dirt so and the car veered off the road at a terrific rate of speed, set between 70 and 80 miles an hour. The vehicle traveled along in the ditch about 200 yards and then struck a pile of stones. The impact overturned the car and flung Stensgard through the windshield, authorities believe. His body twisted as it was hurtled through the air and it came to rest facing the overturned car traveled another 20 feet on its top until it crashed into a telephone pole. The pole was broken off about two feet from the bottom. One of Stensgard's shoes was found on the highway, another 40 feet from the body. The overturned car was noticed by a passing motorist shortly before midnight and the time of the accident was fixed at p. m. In addition to Nehring, Sheriff Donald Cook and the highway patrol investigated the accident. Stensgard, who was employed by the Northern Engraving Com- pany at La Crosse, was on his way to Fountain to visit his father, who works at the Green. Gables Night club there, authori- ties surmised. The car which he was driving is owned by a brother, Owen, La Crosse. v Survivors are his father and brother and a sister, Mae Stens- gard, Milwaukee. Funeral arrangements are being completed. Three Killed, 30 Injured in Chicago Blast utes it was believed the men would nve thc lower story, but water ould not be supplied fast enough efforts wore devoted to saving small building adjacent to the louse and the large barn. At one Ime thc barn roof caught fire but it was extinguished without lamagc. Furniture Saved Volunteers carried virtually all f the furniture out of the home. Inks were ripped out and canned oods carried out of the basement. Vbout the only thing overlooked ms a closet full of Gerald's clothes nd a bed In an upstairs bedroom. Firemen were unable to pump MI tor from the neurby Pleasant alley creek, they said, because thc reek was too far from the house. The tank truck is equipped with 00 feet, of Inch and a half hose, everal times the truck was taken the rilled. The Ilroadly, President Truman pauses to shako hands and hnvc a final word with tho Mexican ambassador, Dr. Espincsa dc Los Montcros. following their arrival in Kansas City from Washington. Admiral William D. Leahy, presidential chief of staff, Major General Harry Vaughan, presidential aide, and other members of the execu- tive party follow them from tho Sacred Cow. Wirephoto.) edge of the creek and re- fire broke out about p. m. but only thc smoldering ruins of what was one of the best homes in Pleasifnt valley remained when Mr. and Mrs. Zenk returned about They had been notified: by Representiitive Walter at La Crosse and were just having jshcske, Sauk Rapids, who Legislature to Tackle 3 Main Bills This Week Tanfled Debris Litters the corner of Wells street (left) and Van Burcn (under elevated tracks in. foreground) in Chicago's loop attar an explosion demolished the structure. In background are dam- aged adjoining buildings, showing Impact of the blast. (A.P. Photo.) body of a third victim was recovered today and firemen continued digging through debris for the corpse of a restau- rant operator missing since an ex- plosion jarred a wide area of the oop yesterday and leveled a three- story brick More than 30 persons were in- St. highly ,n thc mysterlous bla5t which sald would have clalmed search council plan and the school aid expected dinner when the telephone call cnmo from Winona. After thc fire, firemen and volun- teers carried the furniture into the barn and other buUdlngs. Might Have Been Sparks Although the flames seemed most Intense In the area near a chimney which gave rise to the belief that the fire started near thc chimney, it could have started from sparks on the roof, said Mr. Zenk. He was grateful, he said, for thc assistance given by neighbors and ;he Winona. Fire department, and he praised the fire fighters for saving the shed and the barn. The loss was partly covered by Insurance, he said, "but insurance never covers thc entire loss." To replace the home, he said, would cost perhaps He was unable to estimate thc loss to ils possessions until he has time to make a complete check of what was saved. The furnace burned coal and wood, he said, and was in good condition. The Zenks are making their temporary home with the Jensens. to enliven thc Minnesota legislative sessions this week. Senate, committee consideration of thc education bill wj.s scheduled for an afternoon session. Then 'on Thursday, the House will have the anti-slot machine bill up In committee ana the research pro- posal up for final action. The scn- [ite already ha.s approved its ver- sion of the legislative research plan. The senate wants the staff of the research council 'appointed by egislators who would base their decisions on district caucuses. The house bill, however, asks that the legislative officials select the research board. This difference was one of the factors which proved a stumbling block to legislative ap- proval two years ago. The anti-slot machine bill will be discussed In the committee headed Kogo- askcd to be ready to state their case this week. Gasoline Explodes Cleveland A callon tank of gasoline exploded here yesterday at thc Standard OH Company of Ohio's No. 1 refinery, here cnuslnfr a spec- tacular fire but Injuring- no one. Cause of the explosion was undetermined today. The fire-finally burned Itself out iiflcr firemen prevented the flumes from KpreaduiR to nearby buildings and gasoline storage tanks. 37 Taken Off Wrecked Ship in Breeches Buoy W.-uvr.ca The Veterans of Foreign Wars hnJl was destroyed by fire Sunday. It had been oc- Cape Elizabeth, guards, manning a breeches copied by the V.F.w. for two months. Firemen were able to keep tho flames from spreading to nearby buildings occupied by the Waseca Herald nnd the Hanson woodwork shop. buoy rigging, today dramatically rescued crewmen of thc collier Oakey L. Alexander, wrecked, on the rocks off HiEJi Head here In a fierce coastal storm. The first two brought ashore from thc craft were opponents of the measure Capehart Opposes Lilienthal for Atomic Commission Senator Cape- harr, (R.-Ind.) announced today he Is opposed to confirmation of David E. Ulienthal as chairman of the atomic energy commission because he "has held and continues to hold to the philosophy of the New Deal." Capehart declared in a state- ment that the New Deal was "re- pudiated by the great majority of the American people, both Demo- crats and at last November's'election. He added: "Mr. Lllienthal cannot carry with him the confidence of the majority o'f the American people and it is the utmost Importance to this nation and the world that whoever is chairman of the atomic energy commission have the confidence of the people." a high toll of dead and Injured had It occurred on a business day. The body dug from the rubble :oday was that of a man about 40 years old. In his clothing county ttorguc attendants found a paper bearing the name George A. Henry The missing man was Louis Pap- pas, who operated a restaurant on the ground floor of the building. The other dead are Mr. and Mrs, (Continued on Page 7, BLAST Column 4) Youth, 17, Admits Killing Man in Car Kansas City, teen- agcd youth admitted in a signed statement yesterday, County Attor- ney Harld H. Hording said, that he shot and killed Theodore (Lucky) Schroedcr, 25, just as the older youth put his arm around a gill both knew. Harding said he would issue a war- rant charging 17-year-old Jack George Davidson with murder. The three were In an automobile with Davidson in the back seat and Schroeder and the girl, Frances Terrlll, in the front when thc shooting occurred, Harding reported. He quoted Davidson as saying: "I don't know why I did 'It. It wasn't because of the girl. That didn't make much difference. It was Because I had been drinking and the girl upset me. "Lucky and I ran around together and were regular buddies." David Rogers, 18, of Norfolk, Va., messman, and Lorenz Connelly, 40, of Bost.on. I "All hands arc, gasped Rog- I ers as he struck the ground after his trip across 150 yards of turbulent shoal water, The collier, a veteran In Norfolk to Portland coal transportation, broke In two about u. m CC.S.T.) as she ncarcd Portland her port of destination. A crew of 37 was aboard. The coast guard, from four sta- tions in the Portland area, operated the breeches buoy from a jeep. Un- able to drive it in ft straightaway to haul the lines, a rugged coast guards dozen of hauled thc thc lino by hand while a throng of spectators cheered lustily. 250- mile Lashed by thc storm, the foot craft lost its bow end a offshore. The rest of thc craft truck the rocks broadside. There on deck and in the rigging, thc crew, which had sent an SO3 for const guard aid, awaited rescue. The surf roared madly nnd thc wind .whistled on the breeches buoy ine as Rogers and Connelly came shoreward. Once when the line slackened, Connelly dropped into the white-laced water out of sight, A woman in thc shore crowd screamed but quickly he bobbed in sight again. Connelly, who sent the distress call, grinned as eager hands pulled ils drenched form from the breeches buoy and assisted him to the lee of a summer residence. "I don't know what's the matter, I. can't seem to walk said Connelly, but managed a grin. Rogers said the vessel "rose up and broke in two" but "no one vas on the bow at the time and 11 hands had plenty of time to get Into life As quickly as they were shipped ishore on the slender lifeline the rewmen were rushed to the Cape Elizabeth coast guard station at Two Lights, one half mile distant.! Cold Weather Moves South, 31 At Jacksonville IJy Tho Associated Press Sub-freezing weather played Joint House Senate Parley Suggested Red Government in Greece Feared, New Pressure on Turks By Jack Bell Washington Senator Tobcy R.-N. proposed today that Sec- retary of State tell Con- ;rcss behind bolted doors exactly low the situation stands in the roublod Mediterranean and the Near East before the lawmakers are :alled upon to vote for bigger cash. >utlays abroad. Tobey, who heads the Senate janking committee charged with i.ossing on foreign loans, told a re- iQrter he thinks the crisis presented y possible withdrawal of British military and economic aid to Greece an be "met only by an informed Congress." 'I think Marshall ought o come before Congress in an cxe- utivc 
                            

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