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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w BATHER N EWS PICTUrES Best in Local and Wlrcphotos Dally Full Leafed Wire Report of The Awociated Member of the Audit Bureau of WINONA. MINNESOTA. "MONDAY EVENING. JUNE 9. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES VOLUME 47. NU. V3 _ _ _ _ ______ _ M Brothers Drown in Buffalo City Slough Kill 24 Property Damage in Millions Thousands of Acres Under Water in Illinois, Missouri HY Thr Avioclalfil Trrns Lowland residents along the rnld- reaches of the Mississippi river uere by flood waters today '.he toll In other wlde- Tire.id weekend floods and torntvdocJ mounted to at least 24. to crops and city prop- w.is estimated In the millions of dollars. OTtumwa. hardest hit by floods, had Merit of Iowa's 12 deaths as DCS Molncs river receded from one-third of tho homes in of 22.000 population. Hershel director of rsecue opera- said, however, that he ex- pected to find other bodies down- 'trerim but added that he had "no now many. swoll'-n by ,'i-r from Hie Mollies, rolled ovr tlidii.'.iimli of ue.res nC Jllln- Mlvwurl fiinn lands after rir-.iklnk- levrri! and flooding the V-'ljiee of Alexandria. Mo., and more than 1.000 families to ev.ieulatc their lowland farm homes ti.-tv.-ecn Warsaw. 111., and Hannl- b.-il. Mo., yesterday. Stucc nl Qiilnfy Mavor Merl Kamlll of Alexandria 'the Mi-eum appeared to have r-.-.fed there with six Inches of wn- (he iniiin street. About BOO were driven from tholr TSie river reached a record stage iliC feet at Qulncy. 111., but that i -v Miuatod on a bluff, escaped (i.-i-n.-tge. Across the river, the lower the downtown section of Hii'ir.ibnl.'Mo., was flooded. The there reached an ull-tlmo high of :3.fi5 curly today after dropping yesterday. One block of the s'-eet and most of the Chicago, railroad Propeller of Plane Kills Boy in Pool OWOMHO burxlng propcllrr of a. small private .Irplano klllo.l boy and barely missed two others usi they swanii in K pit night. Then the craft plunged and s.ink In the pool, but the two occupants escaped. Held without charre today pending a coroner's were Harold Ferrell of Flint, 19-year-old ex-G.I. and student pilot, and his nuNNcnirer, Lamont FLiher, 21, of Durant, Mich. body of Evans, 14. his hcu.l cut In two, was recovered from eleht feet of water. Ills companions, Bob Denlson, M. and Owen Smlman 1G, told Under Sheriff James Wood they were swimming in the pit ten miles cast of when the plane eliclcu about 15 feet above the water. When It returned, they they dived off sandbar Into the water but Jimmy struck before he could save him-scir. G. O. P. Leaders Seek Authority to Call Congress in Recess By Jack Bell With a wary eye on tense international de- nntl Qulncy v.irrls were under water. TTif municipal light plant was surrounded by flood waters but con- tinued to operate. The situation At Canton, Mo., was helped somewhat by n Icvcc break r.1 Alexandria- and Mayor Merl reported the water near the crest there yesterday with six Inches on Main street and some stores flr-odcd. About 1'.'5 persons were horne'.e.-.-.. About 20 families were forced from their homes at Louisiana, Mo. All traffic between St. Louis .'i.-.c! Burlington, Iowa, has been halt- ed iind hlKhwuys ivlong the river in flood areas. A civnvon flush flood drowned one rxTso the Dallas, Ore., and left inore than 100 families homeless. Red workers :.altl at least 50 per- t :ir.s saved themselves from drown- by clinging to floating debris as TJ-.C riood. following a hall and rain ft caused damage to orchards nt more than Five Killed by Tornado A area of Sharon, leveled and sU persons were bv u tornado which ripped Braden Says Reds In Latin America Greatest Peril Wellington Sec- retary of State Sprullle Braden says communists in Latin America, are a greater peril to democracy uve.n the Nazi columnists" than 'Tholr whole program Is to create chaos at every he told a House aproprlntlons subcommittee. "They nro In on every potential revolution, and It does not matter who is behind It." Braden testified during committee consideration of funds for the In- stitute of Inter-American Affairs ancl the Inter-American Educational Foundation, Inc., which engaged m social and economic programs in Lnlln America. The testimony was made public today. Cited Braden, who has resigned from the State department effective June 30, has long contended that Argentina failed to root out German Nazi elements during and after the wrir But he told the subcommittee that German.-! In Latin America "did not get into the. national life In tho same way as tho communists get "The he said, "get the nationals of the country Into their organizations and they par- ticularly get at the labor classes, which the Nazis were never able to do so as to try to influence them, Just as we have seen in this country, even though they are a small mi- nority." Ridicule Democracy Even If a revolution Is "started by ati he said, "The communist will join up with it because that Is a part of their sys- tem of creating chaos. "Of course, they ridicule and criticize our system of democracy. Braden expressed the opinion that ______ ____ when you come to this communist .e'.T'TTi Pennsylvania late SM-jtninf. tni: only way to hit that Is by from Ohio. raising their standard of living Cro'-.s officials eM.lmtil.ecl the ancl that Is going to take dccadex before U can be finally worked out, Young G.O.P. Will Not Push for '48 Candidate Milwaukee The Young Re- publican National federation will continue Its "hands off" policy In the IH'IB Republican presidential Campaign, the group's executive committee agreed yesterday. The came at the end of the group's national convention. Chairman Ralph Becker, Port Chester, N. Y., said. "The national organization Is an Integral pixrt ol the national committee." As such, he said, it cannot take part in pick- Ing the candidate. Becker said the job of the fed- eration was to help build the vehicle on which the G.O.P. candidate would ride to victory. "nut the suite organizations arc free to take any stand they Becker said. "Thus the Minnesota Young Republicans can come out for Stassen if they want to. The New Yorkers can do the same for Dcwey, the Callfornlans for Gover- nor Warren and, likewise, the Young Republicans (n Wisconsin can work for any candidate they might favor." Becker said the Republicans have a "wealth of good presidential can- didates." no Intention on any major additions lo foreign economic ulcl such iu; that embodied In the Greek- Turkish project just getting under Chairman Vandenberg (R.-Mich.) of the Senate foreign relations com- mittee has indicated the Republican position on this. And the State de- partment, evidently taking Its cue frorri him, is concentrating on drafting an over-all program for consideration next year. While tho Republicans seem gen- erally to think Congress has done enough for the time In the foreign field, some of their lead- these Include Vandenberg said to be reluctant to adjourn Congress beyond tho power to reconvene It If some Inter- national or domestic crisis dcvclops.1 One viewpoint is that if Congress adjourns in the regular way to meet the law's July 31 deadline, the O.O.P. majority, would have no dftective check on Presi- dent Truman's' Democratic admin- istration for flve months until the 2 Main Bills Await Return Of President Truman Leaving Tonight for Visit to Ottawa Tru- man will withhold action on the income.tax reduction and labor bills until he returns' next Friday from Fall Through Hay Chute Kills Farmer Body of Christian Thompson Found on Plum Farm Whitehall, Wis. Christian Thompson, 66, was killed at his home in Plum Creek, Wis., Sunday when he fell through an unused hay chute in the barn at his farm. Mr. Thompson, who weighed be- tween 225 and 250 pounds, apparent- ly was working In the hay loft and stepped on the covered chute. The chute, which had not been used for some time, had been covered with building paper. Mr. Thompson and his wife lived on their farm about five miles south of Whitehall. A hired man was gone for the weekend and was not ex- pected back until chore time. Mrs. Thompson, who is troubled with a heart condition, had been advised by her doctor to stay in bed. Mrs. Thompson told authorities that her husband had left the house about 10 a, m. to do chores. .The President will leave he did not return ton tonight at 8 p. m. (C.D.T.) and p. m., she went to look Victims Of A Double Drowning tragedy at Buffalo City Sunday lUblllia _ _ were these brothers, Duaine Giertz, 16. left, and Glenn Giertz. 2-. The youths had been In swimming In Buffalo slough and were be- lieved to have been taken with, cramps. ______________ Canada. Telling reporters this today. Presi- dential Secretary Charles G. Ross said "thousands of. letters" have flooded into the White House on both measures. "Most of the mail is concerning the labor bill, and most of it urges a he said. "The mail comes from both individuals and organiza- Mrs. Thompson found her hus- band in the barn lying on a ce- ment floor. Mrs. Thompson phoned her husband's niece, Mrs. Karsten Llnnorub, who In turn called Dr. C, F. Peterson of Independence. Dr. Peterson imcl the coroner, Miirtin A. Wluincr, examined the body. According to the coroner's report, Mr. Thompson had sustained a skull fracture and had been dead several hours. Mr. Thompson was born on De- cember 9, 18BO at the farm where he resided until his death. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Olc Thompson. Ho, was married 25 years ago. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Theresa; one- sister, Mrs. Albert Mahlum and one brother, Gustav Thompson, Thief River Falls, Minn. This is the second tragedy in the Thompson family within a year. Last November, a brother of Mr. coinTto do" about Thompson, Gabriel, was killed in an tSv reduction bill that reached nuto accident In Utah. Mr. Thomp- tax i ociucuon om ccdcd dcath by a will address the Canadian parlia- ment Wednesday. He is to return to Washington Friday night. He has until Monday to act on tho tax bill which reduces income taxes by 10.5 to 30 per cent- Unless he HlKivi or vetoes It by next Mon- day midnight, it will become law wli.hout; his signature. He must act within ten days (cx- clucilnB Sundays) after a measure reaches him. The labor bill has not reached the White House, but probably will arrive late today. Congressional ac- tion was completed last week. president flew back, to the capital from Kansas City yesterday after n. two-day reunion with nis World War I buddies and an address criticizing the budget cuts voted by the Republican Congress. Mr. Truman himself refused to give so much as a hint of "what _ firtnnr hl.s desk last week. Wlillc some persons close to tnc White House said they assumed the chief executive's address to par- liament Wednesday would be con- fined to restating the two coun- tries' hands-ncross-the-border at- titude, an interpolation In the Kan- sas City speech led to some specu- lation that Mr. Truman might speak sister, Mrs. Charles Knulson, of Blair, Wis. legislators return for the regular on Page 3, Column 1) fuvuinn in January. Mr, TRUMAN i Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and sional local rain or thundershowcrs tonight. Tuesday, partly cloudy and a little cooler. Low tonight 58; high 'Tuesday 72. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy with occasional showers this afternoon and tonight. Clearing Tuesday Cooler tonight session in January. Mr, Trunm: could call them back, however, any time he chose. Hence to keep their hands on both tho domestic and foreign spheres, the Republicans may propose a re- cess under which leaders of both Houses could summon tho mem- bers back. There is precedent for such action in the wartime agree- ments by which Congress quit sub- ject t.o recall of (A) the Senate president and House speaker, or Joint action o" Jorlty or minority houses. Youngdahl Gets Honorary Degree From Gustavus St. Peter. iAdolphus college paid tribute to one iof its illustrious graduates when it conferred the honorary degree of doctor of laws upon Governor Luth- er M. Youngdahl at the college's 85th commencement Sunday. The governor is ono of seven members of the Youngdahl family to haxe been graduated from Gus- tavus Adolphus. Rationing of Sugar May End July 1 Washington Wartime rationing of sugar for hMschold use may be ended this month 1. Enough shipping Is avail- able between this county and Cuba. 2. There is 110 maritime strike. :i. Doiiiesllo comnimptlon of NURIVI' nt itfi present level. The three controlling- were listed by highly placed of- ficials on Capitol hill shortly after Secretary of Agriculture Anderson told the House bank- ins: committee Saturday that liousvliolil nitloninsr of tiuirar would end as "soon as possible." The cabinet officer said Cu- ban production has increased by 860.000 tons over the figure used when international alloca- tions were made curly this year. Opinion Asked on Law Diverting Highway Funds By Jack Mackay St. move to knock out q. 1947 law which allegedly "di- verts unlawfully" from the trunk highway fund and the state road and bridge fund was launched today by Milton Rosen of St. Paul, president of the Minne- sota Good Roads association. M. J. Hoffmann, state highway commissioner, was asked by Presi- dent Rosen to obtain a legal opinion from the attorney general as to val- idity of the act. Rosen sent copies iof his letter to Governor Luther W. Accidents Kill 12 in Minnesota And Wisconsin By The Associated Press Twelve persons Jost their lives in lake and traffic accidents in Min- nesota and Wisconsin over the wcck- In his commencement address, JYoungdahl and Attorney General J. of either the ma-1 altornoon or night. Cooler tonight y leaders of both ancl Tuesday except little change] T-I, In .Sharon at L..IIIIP twiMcr hit Warren, Di-fo.-re.'.t. Yomig.itowti and l-'iirrell. Grove City. AM.ut Kid nu'.il were left ut Warren. C'.ititun, Olilo. reported two deaths Gregory, D.. one, ancl Mo one. KainN Continue continued over a wUl Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T.W. Trlbi Chippewa at Durand Zumbro at Theilman Buffalo above Alma Trompealeau at Dodge Black at Nelllsville Black at Galesvllle La Crossc at W. Salem Root at Houston 6.9 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnbcrg) An increase in streamflow from above St. Paul In the St. Croix river will produce minor rises in the Mis- sissippi from Hastings to dam ten the next 24 hours, amounting to .X to 3. foot at all gaging stations. There will be little change at dam 10 or in the Wisconsin and Black rivers unless heavy rains occur. The police chief xafU he was call- ed to investigate after rille shots hnd been fired at the Charles Nel- son and Charles Larson farm homes nenr Rush City. The chief, who also is a Chisago county deputy sheriff, said two shots were fired at him from some brush about SO feet away when he wcr.t to Investigate. The bullets came very close, Larson said. Returning to town for help, Lar- son said he later took Stewart la to custody In the attic of Stewart's foster parents' home nearby. Ho said footprints led the posse to the home. Stewart is married and the father of two children, Uie chief said. wrecked and twisted homes. Four were -allied In Sharon and 45 Injured, Arson Jury Selection Nears Completion of a municipal court Jury to hear the arson trial of Uie Rev. John Lewis. prominent 72-year-old Presbyterian churchman charged with starting a blaze in his own Calvary church last January, was near com- pletion at noon today. Dr. Lewis lad pleaded innocent to the arson charge and waived preliminary ex- amination. He was ordered to stand trial by Municipal Judge Her- bert Stcflcs after a commission of alienists reported him sano
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