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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated VOLUME-: 47, NO. 63 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 1, 1947 Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations FIVE CENTS PER COPY" OMICS For tlio Tops in Adventure Comics Page Daily EIGHTEEN PACES exico to Get Additional U. S. s Eight Killed in Terre Haute Mine Blast Three Escape When Dynamite Sets Off Dust Explosion By Mule Burgess Trrre Haute, Ind. Eight ol men aorkint: in the Spring Hill here were killed by yesterday. nf the dead were brought to v-jrfaee during the night. C. I.. PucKett. mine physician of the bodies showed any c.f but that thc head of crushed. Me-.-iic squ.-id.s said the bodle.i, about fer.-l upart, indicated :hr were walking toward thc wben the explosion occurred V.'o.-i: of bringing the bodies out :.'.e mine had been delayed, rcs- r-i'-r-. -'..T.d. by a pocket which O'.er the blast area. They :t vii'. necessary to carry each through circuitous, low, jiar- more than a half mile '.-i :he mine shaft. Thrrr Ksenprd p.'.'.-. Wilson, soil of the pit forc- 7T-..-..-.. helped carry the bodies out. Three who escaped unhurt the shaft said they were to the mine floor by a blast which thc miners 3 .'eel bark In the tunnel were off Just 12 minutes before time yesterday. >y Uavrli, a veteran mine Rup- ruie.-ii. and mining Instructor if J'.liite Teachers college ?.ere, -.-llll tlie.T apparently Wa.l T1O mining authorities surmised :iie dynamite blast had touch erl nff n dust explosion. A r.-'etie worker, Bur-snirc r.r Terre Haute, was brought to thc v.irfaee. overcome by fumes In the Cxr'-r'.'iuded mine. lie was revived urMflrlft'i respiration. Closed Slnre Th" ihrce who escaped promptly -AT.', bark underground to try to their rlcht co-workers. They v ,-TI- Adam Harmon and Evcrott Mar-.h.'.ll, tx-ith of W...nt Terre Haute. :.-it! rr.ink PumrriiKlo of Clinton. top nir.n, iiald he saw o'. rtust roll out of the mine he waited for the men to come the cage from the 85-foot Lii-u'enarit Commander C, E. POP. of miles for Indiana, the mine has not been opcrat- for production since the closing I'-sucd by the government fol the March 25 disaster in n C'T.'.rM'.a. 111., mine. Tii" navy administrator raid n. riumb-r" of men had been in the mine under special between the federal mine find district 11, United (A.K.L.I, to permit of a new shaft and for cleanup work" preliminary a frtleral Inspection. Starry Kerns, co-owner of the mlno the government had reopening of thc mine, but -.-iid production was being delayed the new vein was ready. He ri'xnit 20 of a normal comple- of 5ii have been at work. mining bureau rescue squads r-i--.e from West Terrc Hnutc and and federal mining offl- :er.t a crew from Vinccnnes, Anoka Man Killed in Automobile Accident Kcsslcr, Anoka. war. killed when his the road on highway ICO f. south of Champlln and ovi r; urned afu-r striking tv tele- pole. Harold W, Miller. 34. a passenger, suffered n Weather PRINCE FAISAL Al SAUD, of Saudi Arabia is shows with Sir Alex- ander Cadosan, British delegate to thc United Nations, just before the opening In New York, of thc United Nations General Assembly's extra- ordinary session on thc Palestine problem. ___________ Armed Preparedness Russ Plea on May Day Rallies, Parades Mark Observance of Europe's Labor Day By The Associated Press minister of the armed forces, Nikolai Bulgantn, called on the Soviet army, navy air alrforco today to maintain "their fighting preparedness" in an order N. W. Phone Union Rejects Arbitration Wisconsin Guild Voting on Offer of Per Week St. Paul, tives of the Northwest Union of Telephone Workers today at a. con- ference with Governor Luther Youngdahl rejected arbitration and told the governor they "would not go back to work unless they received some cash wage increase." In Washington telephone strike leaders called on. pickets to hold their lines today as government con- ciliators predicted an "Important development" at negotiations going on in the capital. The Notional Federation of Statement Hire Consulting Engineers for Sewer Project, Businessmen Urge Businessmen of the cues- Wi.Ham BaHcy Businessmen of thc city, ques- tioned today on thc matter or con-' suiting engineers for the proposed sewer project favored by the voters in thc April election, gen- erally urge such n move. The issue developed during the pre-election campaign and came to the fore again at the meeting or the city council Monday evening when the board of directors of the Association or Commerce presented an eight-page letter asking that consultants be engaged. The council discussed the matter in executive session but deferred ac- tion until next Monday night. Sixteen businessman today were this Question, "In the devel- L, William Bailey of Bailey am definitely of the opinion that consulting cnRi- ncers should be hired. Dwight S. Chappell, manager Hotel favor hiring en- gineers. In the building which we have been doing, we hire specialists in that particular field. I think Mr. Prank is a very fine man and lias been doing an excellent job out I feel a project or this nature needs checking and double checking by thc best .authorities we can get. Frank Ilamcrnik, proprietor of the Hurry don't wish to be quoted. Joseph B. Bambenck, president phone Workers, directing the 25- day-old walkout, sent officials to New York in an effort to head off a back to work movement and per- suade members or four independent unions not to accept a tentative set- tlement. In special membership meetings called throughout Wisconsin mem- bers, oC the striking Telephone Guild of the day issued as millions Wisconsin voted today on wheth- brated day. May Mrs. Anna Trump, Worth, Mo., school teacher who rushed' her" M pupils to a storm collar shortly before n tornado wiped out the tdwn, holds the school- records which sho nlso took to safety. Death 'toll reached score In wake of storm. (A.P. Wire- photo.) Many nations, which have veered to the left since the war, Joined with the Russians In observing the day, holding mass rallies and panicles In capitals and other cities to coincide wftti a show of Soviet mllitury strength through Moscow's Red square. JjCKal Holiday It was n, legal holiday for the first time in Belgium and Norway. Workers In France also got the day oft and In Russia a three-day holl- Iday was proclaimed as Moscow set of! the biggest May day celebration of the day. Labor er to accept n, contract proposal by the Wisconsin Telephone Co. call- there since the war. The Russian order broadcast by the Moscow radio, -di- rected that the "International holi- day of the working people" be ob- scrvoc1 by the firing of n. salute of 20 artillery sulvos In Moscow nnd a score of other cities. It said that Russia's foreign po cvnd efforts toward a ing for weekly wage Increases ol from to Although the company's original oiler was cont.lnKcnt upon the strik- ers returning to work by 7 n. m. today, Company vice-President John OTJay said the offer would stand "until definitely accepted rejected by the union." The Michigan Bell Telephone Company reported early today that a. cable between two Michigan cities Wayl and nnd Moline had been hacked, cutting ofx service an 300 circuits. Rotten eggs were tossed at police yesterday as they escorted two non- striking telephone workers through a crowd that had chased the pair after they left the Southwestern Bull Company offices nt, St. Chwlcs, Mo. Officers arrested two women in the las.Uug H crowd. Miss Elva Jenkins and Miss I'KDKKAL FORECASTS Kr-r Wir.ona a.-icl vicinity: Clear- cooler tonight; low 42. Frl- paslurcs remained short, ..y fair, rising n.nrn ,n ure :r. the afternoon; high CH. Partly cloudy tonight. :n-.'.' r and west portions, somewhat nlgher aft- Tractors Run Day and Night In North Dakota BUmarck, N. Planting and seeding were in full swing through- out North Dakota Lhls week, with farmers making rapid progress as they stayed on their tractor.t day and night, f. J. Bavcndlck, federal meteorologist, reported in his weekly weather and crop bulletin Wednes- day. First work In the fields started last week on light soil. As tempera- tures mounted Friday and Saturday, heavier .toll dried rapidly and far- mers were able to tackle plowing early this week. Bavcndlck said that some .sections n the southwest part of the state report 50 per cent of the spring wheat planted. In the central part, of thc state about 30 per cent of thc spring wheat planting has been completed. Continued favorable weather ihouli sec most of the wheat In by May 10. the bulletin said. Wet ground delayed planting In the eastern part of the state, while freezing temperatures last week pre- vented work In thc northern section. Garden planting now has started, about ten days later than usual. Bavendlck reported that grass was greening throughout the state, but pastures remained short. Feed short- were acute in some southwest- ern counties. Livestock conditions were ruport- 20 to miles per hour I.OCAT. WKATIIKR .1: observations for the 24 iit- 12 m. today: minimum, 43; precipitation. of an tonight tit 1-.OB; sun :i' KLSEU'HKIlK Max. Min, Pet. 09 42 .14 ill CO 57 51 04 GI H3 KIVER I'.UI.LKTIN flood SUKO 24-Hr UUiKU Today Change 14 10.3 ;s 12 !'.2 .1 -C.l'.i... 13 10.5 Trilmtary Strrarns a; Nelllsv'ille___ 4.K .1 IMVKIl I'OKKCAST I rcm llvitlnex to Outtenbcrc) Ij.iv clIiT.tivc rains the slow tendency in the river will be rr main nearly Ktatlon- .tie next 'M hours. In the ab- heavy rain the slow fall i.e.-.n by Sunday, ymaller sucn as the Root, will with the approval and support the progressive forces of the entire world." Denounce Capitalists "Our people, guided by the Com- tr.unlst party, by the groat leader and teacher Comrade Stalin, arc steadfastly overcoming postwar difficulties and achieving victory victory on the front of peace- ful the order continued. "Thc duty of our armed forces lies In ensuring .the security of the peaceful labor of our people and thc state interests of the Soviet union. In order to perform this task successfully, thc armed forces must at all times maintain their fighting prcpr.redncss." Banners denouncing "capitalist which in leftist ideo- logy has come to mean thc United States, flew from northern countries to thc Balkans. In Yugoslavia, the central Communist party issued its first May day proclamation, In which it accused American-led "Imperialistic cliques" of "provok- ing civil war in Greece." peace. They were costs aTter pleading guilty. Senate Expected to Vote Full Foreign Relief Washington senators predicted today the senate will substitute its own more liberal foreign relier bill for n. restrictive measure passed by the House. The House clipped the admln- jstratlon'i request to and voted reserva- tions on expenditures going to Russian-dominated countries be- fore sending the measure to the Senate yesterday by a vote of 333 to 66. Senator Tom Connally, of Texas, ranking Democrat on the committee, told n reporter the Senate committee measure pro- viding full relief "is much su- perior." U.N. Overrides Arabs, Votes To Take Up Palestine Inquiry to do you favor em- ployment ol Here are their answers: J. Roland Eddie, vice-president Koch Chemical favor hiring consulting engineers. I think it is a protection ror everyone con- Paul E. rictkc, food Consulting engineers should be engaged. I support the position taken in the matter by the Asso- ciation of Commerce. James McConnon, vice-president Ol McConnon think when we go Into a large expendi- ture like the sewer project, it is good business to employ experts in the field to assist our local people. enough with the situation to give an answer. Allyn S. Morgan, Morgan's Jewelry and The Candy From 11 business stajndpoint, when three quarters of .1 million dollars are involved, .1 confer- ence of several well qualified people would be in order. Two heads arc better than one. Newton C. Wilkinson, Wilkinson's not ramiliar enough with Uie details quoted. of the project to be Fred Sherman, .T. Sherman We arc spending a lot of money- Why not hire con- sultants? J. B. Berktold, advertising man- ager of Conrad Fur Company and past president of Winona Junior: Chamber of Commerce Yes, we should employ consultants. When this amount of money Is spent, we should get some specialized advice. Vcrnon Sjodin, co-owner Wil- liams think a consult- engineer on a. project of this size would he very desir- able. Irving Gcpner, manager of vensons, view of of size the" expenditure, t feel if the No Estimate Given; Rate of Exchange to Be Stabilized ,.V President TrU- nnd President. of Mex- announced today the United ico States will "approve additional cred- -should lo plans prepared locally wronir, the position of every mem- ber of thc city council would be jeopardized with the community if they do not engage consulting en- gineers. Such a move might prove less, costly in the long run. Max V. Sleinb.iner, Steinbiuier Shoe hiring (if con- sulting engineers would be worth while. Too much money is in- volved to let uny individual have Ihc full say. The amount in- volved for consultants probably would more than cover one small error in thc plans. C. E. Williams, Williams Book .t Stationary Company We .shouid engage consultants. With this much Invested, it is only Rood business. E. B. Jlcmpcl, manager of Krcsjrc five cent to 25 cent store __Yes. Any city engineer needs aid bn n. project of this size. I think he should welcome con- sulting engineers. A. F. L, C.I.O. Open Merger Discussions By Harold W. Ward Washington The A.F.L. and C.I.O. shook hands' today and began talking about merger. Labor bills in Congress hastened the meeting. Both rival lenders William. Green the A.F.L. and Philip Murray or the C.I.O. asserted they have an "open mind" about now to solve the major obstacles to' unity. But little optimism could found in cither camp over be thc Four Dead, 40 Hurt in Freak Train Crash in Pennsylvania vanS ranroad-s Hycr The American and wrecked another freight, killing four persons and injuring 40 others The Ireak crash occurred five miles west of here at prospect of an early mall car of the damag (C S T as two 16-foot long sheets of steel, laden lenffthwlse aboard an open gondola of. n. westbound freight, shifted suddenly KO that their ends stuck out over adjoining tracks on either side. Into one ol' these obstructions plunged the New York to St. Louis sleeper-conch passenger train, also westbound on the parallel uncles. Ends of the.inch-thick steel bit into the fourth passenger car, tearing hole in its side. The and another coach members. Murray thinks the two groups should demonstrate their solidarity first in righting off common, foes, wherever they may be. After that, would come talk about physical consolidation. The A.F.L.. leadership wants the unions in the C.I.O. to come back under the federation's banner- possibly with a brand new name us the first step. Then cooperation naturally, the A.P.L. would come contends. How to get over that basic dif- ference Is the big issue Immediately facing the committees representing the two organized labor forces. The last merger talks between the A.F.L. and C.I.O. In 1942 and early 1943 bogged down in juris- dictlonal problems. New York The United Nations assembly today overrode Arab protests and agreed without a The fight was taken to the 55- natlon membership by white-haired Paris El Klioury, Syrian delegate, record vote to consider creation of who had joined the representatives committee on Inquiry on Pales- of four other Arab countries In their losing two-day battle before the steering committee which re- jected the Arab demands late last night by a vote of eight to one. Meantime, the United Nations Security council had agreed, by unanimous vote, to release Saturday publication first tine. Arab representatives had taken the floor one after another to op- pose the British fact-finding pro- josal, but no opposing voice was raised when Assembly President Oswaldo Aranha of Brazil announc- ed that he considered the proposal tions, in area in most sec- approved for inclusion on the work stock was poor'sheet of the extraordinary Palestine where feed Is scarce. Auto Production Hits Postwar Peak Detroit The trade paper Automotive News reported today that1 production hit a postwar peak total of vehicles during April in United States automotive plants. The total was broken down into cars and trucks. The paper said, however, passenger car production in April was disappoint- ing as output fell about units below a projected goal of Sewage Plant for Fountain City Gets State Board O. K. Madison, '.Vis. Plans for municipal waterworks improvements In 18 Wisconsin communities were approved by the state board of health today. were damaged. Moments later another freight moving cast smashed into the steel protruding from the other side, sending the engine and tender crashing from the tracks and tem- porarily tying up all four main tracks of the P. R. H.. Deod and Injured In the third fatal collision on the P. R. K. middle Pennsylvania division in three months all were ridlnt? the passen- ger Casualties were rushed to Hunt- ingdon hospital and to the Altoona hospital 30 miles to the east. Many of the casualties were military serv- ice personnel. report of its military staff com- Sewers and a sewage treatment mlttec on the establishment of a I were world police force. as were sewer extensions for Durand. Survivors Of The Tornado which whipped through Worth, Mo., search among the wreckage an hour nltcr the storm; Wircphoto.) 3 Hurt As Steer Invades Manhattan New York A pound maverick steer plungcrt across midtown Manhattan in thc morning rush hour today, causing injuries to three per- sons and Incalculable amaze- ment to thousands of others be- fore 15 shots from policemen's revolvers reduced it to steak. Breaking loose from n. herd In an Eleventh avenue stock- yard, thc steer took oft for the. heart of the city. Autos swerved and pedestrians flattened them- sclvca in doorways us thc maverick romped along 39th street against one-way traffic to Sixth avenue. It swerved back to 38th street and Eighth avenue where it knocked down a woman and a man before pursuing patrolmen cauf.'ht up with the steer, corralcd It and pumped 15 shots into Its head. One bullet ricocheted from a building and struck a watcher In the arm. The wound was not serious. Crash 'Unusual' A railroad spokesman "who term- ed the crash "very said the steel plates were on two gon- dola cars -which came to the Penn- sylvania's rails at Harrisburg, Pa. "The cars and their loading were carefully inspected by the P. R. people at Harrisburg before depart- ure the spokesman continued. "The railroad at the moment is able to offer no explanation as to how two of the plates became loose, causing the accident." The American, speeding much faster than thc 65-car freight, was beginning to pass it when thc crush occurred. There was a slicing, ripping noise as the ends of thc metal first scrap- ed the passenger locomotive, gouged into a small car and then bit into thc fourth coach. Passengers, some of them asleep, liaci no chance to set out of the way as the sharp edges of steel sliced through a row or seats. Hurled From Scats Women screamed and some or them, fainted. Others were knocked unconscious when struck cither by debris or thc steel. Many were hurled from their scats. Coroner Blair Short, of Hunting- don county, said the death toll prob- ably would rise during the day. of those taken to hospitals were badly he reported. John R. McCrory, a film executive of New York city, said the steel bounced back, sloshed across two cars and cut through thc fourth car like a knife." Miss Myrtes Carlo, a registered nurse from New York. city, des- cribed as the heroine of the crash. She said there was "no plasmu, no sulfa drugs and no morphine aboard the American. We had to work only with bandages until a doctor arrived with morphine a half-hour after the wreck." Lights on the train were knocked out in thc crash and the nurse said she and an unidentified, doctor were forced to work by lantern flares. Youngdahl Praises Legislators' Work St. Paul Governor Luther Youngdahl last'.night praised thc recent legislature for "meeting the human needs that confront us at this crucial period." He described the school aid bill as a "monumental lauded creation of a legislative re- search council and a youth con- servation commission, and eonclud- cd that thc state could face G.O.P. Predicts Passage of Labor Bill Amendments By Marvin Arrowsroith WasbJnjrton Elated over ico and Hint the two na- tions have agreed "to stabilize the rate of exehaime between the and the dollar." A joint, communique said the amount of ihe credits are not esti- mated, but will be u.-.ed "to assist :n iinanciiiK a number of projects" pre- r.entcd to thu Export-Import bank by the Mexican govi-rnment. j The it continued, "nn: (designed to make the greatest and j earliest contribution to the economy of Mexico." j Addresses Congress President. Alcnian told a joint ses- sion of Congress tod.'iy that "dcm- ocr.icy, if not backed by force, whets thi: nppelHe of He Mild. most powerful forca to uphold democracy lies not in tanks and ordnance, but In the con- viction of the men who. when con- flict, finally.breaks out. will the tanks and lire the cannon." Speaking in his native Spanish, the mustachcd. young visiting prcs- ideni added t.hnt clvilir.ition wanes the slate curtails individual I freedom (D will or that of n political parly" on Its eitlr.ens. I'ull I "Cvilllr.alioii is i lie onward march t.o the full hlieviition of man." Ale- Mild, the process of "maklnc man Jiilly conscious or his ov.-n entitling him to demand same respect for them that lie ren- ders the rights of others." Aleman said Ule. mission of the United States in thc troubled peace- time world Is "t.o Insure for the democracies :i future of Justice and freedom." Alt-man was the fin-t Latin Ajncr- chief executive ever to address in joint session of the United States (Congress .'ind the first foreigner British Prime Minister Clem- ent Attlcv on November 13, 1943. victory, Republican iead'ers" said "today that "toughcn- amendments to the Senate arc as a preliminary ing" curbing bill good as approved. But they shied away from a commitment on whether thc Sen- ate could override a possible veto by President Truman. Opponents, of the bill, mainly Democrats, pre- dict a veto nnd claim it will be upheld for lack of a two-thirds vote. Senator Wherry the Re- publican whip, told reporters yes- terday's smashing defeat of .in effort to send the bill back to com- mittee to be split into four meas- ures "assured" final passage of the omnibus legislation, plus pending G O.P.-sponsored amendments. Senator Tart chair- man or the Republican policy com- mittee and of the labor committee, agreed. The 59 votes mustered the motion were four short of New Cabinet Formed in Cuba Havana. Cuba Cuba {lad new cabinet today, but. some politi- cal observers expressed the opinion Lhat it; was only a, stopgap group and would be replaced once the cur. rent threat, to Ramon Grau San Martin's government had passed. i The cabinet of Prime Minister Carlos Prio Socarres resigned ycs- terdny, and last night the president appointed :i new one made :jp of the erstwhile under .secretaries or the old ministers. The shirt, came a few days utter a petition of nonconfidcncc In the government. two-thirds that would be to nullify a veto with thc same number voting. The G.O.P. leaders agreed that a final vote on the bill will not Bombs Tossed During Trieste Demonstration bombs were tossed Into a parade of pro-Yugo- dcmonstrators in an Italian section of Trieste last night and of thc demonstrators four of them seriously. Three persons were arrested, but police declined to disclose their come until next week. House Votes Ban on Most Portal Pay Suits The House passed and sent to tlic bon.ite today compromise legislation to outlaw most portal pay suits. The vote was 173 to 27, with members not recorded by name. 'Daughter Born to Actress Bette Davis CaJif. Thirty- nine year old Bette Davis' first child, a seven-pound daughter, was bom today by Caesarcan section at Com- munity "hospital. Dr. Vincent Car- roll both -arc doing nicely." the future with "much better prospects because ol the legislators' works." President Truman Shakes Hands with President Miguel Alemtm .lexlco as the visiting head of sUUc corner, down rnmp from Tru- of Mexico as the visiting man plane upon arrival at National airport in Wnshingl-on. Me: f.n the U. S.. Antonio Espinosa de Los Monteros. left. to the U. S., Antonio Espinosa CA.P. Wirenhoto.) Mexican at   

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