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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w BATHER Umlctil tifl Continued cool. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations S OKOLSKY Read His New Column Daily on Editorial VOLUME 47. NO. 50 WINONA. MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 16, 1947 CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES 350 Dead in Texas Blast, Fire; Nitrate Ship Blows Up, City Burns Hurt, Rocks A rea of 100 Miles Texas City, worst explosion in Texas Gulf Coast his- tory rocked a 100-mile area, killed an estimated 350, injured possibly more, and virtually razed this city of today. Poison gas was reported to be infiltrating- the still-burning city at noon. The Baruch Fears 'Engulfing Inflation' Full Production, Work Seen As Only Solution Columbia, S. M. _ Baru6h declared today that "We arejNational Guard was called out in the area. Milton Reynolds' Bombshell, which passed over Winoma just before 8 p. m. Tuesday at 316 miles per hour and at an altitude of feet. Is shown above after landing at La Guardla Field last night. The Minneapolis-Winona flight took 20 minutes. A crowd of well wishers surrounded the converted A-20 bomber after the plane completed a "round-the-world-flight in 78 hours and 55 minutes. Standing atop the plane are its crew Gelt to right) Flight Engineer Tex Bailee, Milton Reynolds, pen manu- facturer and owner of the plane, and Pilot Bill Odom. on the brink of an engulfing infla- tion. There is only one way out. That is by work." Baruch; addressing the South Carolina state legislature on the occasion of the unveiling of his portrait, asserted: "The more, we produce, the less will be the cost of living; the more! things we can buy: the easier will bu the building up of our reserves financial and spiritual, too, for we shall be free of worry, 1 the absence of which Is a sense of security." Baruch said that this country adopted a five and one half day, 44-hour week, with no strikes or lay-offs until January 1, "The result would be electrifying." we work, we shall see a vast inflation. Unless we work, we shall not be able to maintain our claim to power. That would bo the Bombshell Chalks Up World Record Nrw crowds broke throuKh police linos early to- day to welcome, with kisses and congratulations, three men whose tr.p around the world was the quickest ever made. Milton Reynolds, Chicago pen manufacturer: his pilot, William Odom. nnd his flight engineer. T. Cnrroll Sailer, brought their con- verted A-2G Bombshell er La Guardla Field lit Albert Lea Native (Reynolds is n native of Albert Lea, Minn. The son of a farm Im- plement salesman, he- went to Rchoo! there until his parents moved to Quincy. III. He- still thinks of Al- bert Lea ILI his boyhood home, and has returned occasionally to visit old neighbors.) p. m. Just 78 hours and 55 minutes after thrlr takeoff last Saturday. Their unofficial record cut 12 hours n.nd 19 minutes from the previous unofficial record. Reynolds admitted the trip was tiring, sometimes dangerous, und "I would not make the trip again for But he added Jubi- lantly to reporters: Record Atlantic Flight made the fastest crossing of thc Atlantic rver made, In five hours and 17 minutes; we also made a! rrcord trip to Paris and Gander) and maybe some! other records." The previous, unofficial round-, the-world flight record, 91 hours) 14 minutes, was set In 1938 by Howard Hughes, who wired Rey- nolds. "My heartiest congratulations for your excellent performance." Hughes and his four crew members men suJTered minor hurts late Tucs- had taken their monoplane around'day when 6 shorter (cars of a greatest blow we could receive, for it would stripe us of our strength president T r u r__-' to preserve our way of life." r, r n
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