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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                W EATHER Unlfhl wmrmtf Wednesday, DAYS Since Winona. Swimming Pool Enabling Act Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 114 WINONA, MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING.. JULY 1. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES River Levees Near St. Louis Abandoned House Votes Statehood For Hawaii Little Chance Held for Senate Action During This Session Wiuhlnrton Hawaii's 60- year-old bid for statehood rested at; the congressional half-way mark day. The Bouse passed a bill yesterday to admit the islands as the 49th Ktiite. But Senate action this year appears unlikely. Chairman Butler CR.-Ncb.) of the Senate public lands committee told a reporter it will be "impossible" to bring the measure to the Senate floor before Congress adjourns lato this month. He said It is "possible, but not probable." that ho and other mem- bers of the committee may visit the this fall, before Congress re- convenes, and hold hearings on tho question. That would permit the Senate to act on the measure early in IMS. California County Meanwhile. Butler suggested that some thought be given to his own proposal to make Hawaii a Callfor- Fnrrlngton, Hawaii's nia county Joseph B. _ non-voting Republican delegate to Congress, mudo it clear to the House, however, that Hawaii wants statehood and nothing olso, Hawaii appealed to the United for ntntchood In 1807 and her annexation us (in Incorporated territory a year later carried the implication, he said, that statehood would follow. Vote 196 to 133 The House approved Farrlngton's bill, 106 to 133, with 141 Republicans and 55 Democrats voting for it and 56 Republicans and 77 Democrats against. Hawaii would have to elect dele- Kates to draft a state constitution, submit the constitution to the people of Hawaii and the President for ap- proval; and'elect state'Offlclate'-'be: tore it could become A stojartoy-pf SB- idcntlal proclamation! Superior Area Ore Estimated at Tons St. Paul The Lake Superior region has long tons ot merchantable iron ore reserves, tho bulk of It in Minnesota's three ranges, .two mining engineers testi- fied Monday at an Interstate Com- merce commission hearing. The two, both of Duluth, were William H. Crago and Hugh. M. Roberts. They gave their testimony Before E. L. Bolseree and A. J. Banks, ICC examiners hearing an action by Butler brothers, northern Minnesota mine operators in which tho firm is seeking a reduction in rail freight rates on beneficiated Iron ore. Crago gave the ton figure as of May 1, 1945 and Roberts said that was conservative, holding that a detailed analysis would dis- close even more merchantable ore. Roberts declared more than tons of this ore was contained in the Messabl, Vermil- llon and Cuyuna ranges in Minne- sota. Another tons is in the Qogoblc, Menominee and Mar- quotte ranges in Michigan, and an estimated tons in the do- goblc-Fcnokee regions of Wisconsin, ho .laid. O'HaraHits Present Terminal Pay Procedure Washington Representa- tive O'Hara today since both officers and OJ's risked their In the last officers should not get cash and the enlisted- men :only "pieces of paper" lor stermlnul leayr'pay. The State Business Research Agency Setup Announced St. personnel and plans for operation of tho newly created Minnesota department of business research and development announced today by James W. Clark, director. The department sot up by tho 1947 legislature officially swings Into action today. Clark, former direc- tor of the Minnesota resources com- mission, who was appointed by Gov- ernor Luther W. Youngdahl last week, announced that: Roy B. Jewctt, former director of the Minnesota postwar council, will head the division of research and statistics. Jewctt Is a former re- search director of the Minnesota re- sources commission and more re- cently was connected with tho U. S. war labor board. Vern E. Joslln, state tourist bu- reau director, will be director of the division publicity and promo- tion. He has been an active news- paperman for about 30 years and at one time was president of the Min- nesota Editorial association. Floyd Lucbcn, recently director of hen'lit hit an open ie half, miles .south hed made progress toward a world security force by getting actual figures from-the XT. N. military staff committee. Officers from the United States, Britain and France submitted, yes- terday, after a two-hour meeting here, their ideas on what force would, be necessary to maintain world 'peace. The United States delegation- said that this force should', be at least .warplanes, 20 divisions -of -ground troops, three .train: was." diverted' from main-' line .to' side: track. Five of the derailed cars were grouped about and three others were a quarter-mile down' the, 'side track. The force of the up several 'rails, B: O. "officials in Chicago, .who withheld .''comment on the .cause, of the. wreck, started an investigation. Nearly in Contracts Let at Camp Ripley Llttio Falli, Minn. said Bldault would attempt to save the conference with a compromise pro- posal, the terms.of which were not disclosed. British sources said the conference not expected to lost long. Both British and French circles said "only a miracle" could save the conference from failure, Nearly worth of contracts were let at Camp Rlplcy yesterday for workk there and at Holman Field in St. Paul. One contract was for for a warehouse, pump plant and. un- derground cable work at Camp Rip- ley "With the Fred R. Comb. Com: pany, and the National Builders; of Mlnneapodis, and the Re- finite Company of Omaha among the successful bidders. The Holman Field contract for improvements for was let to the Hagstrom Construction Com- pany, St. Paul. Total' of 231 employes at Camp Ripley who were employed ill main- tenance and .repair work were laid off yesterday 'temporarily pending congressional action on appropria- tions for the National Guard, camp officials said. forelgn'tmiruster, -lamfiaste'd' .the re- port as a'.product of' a "theatrical performance" :by. fflec. military men. He said no! figures world force could'. be any authority until agreed oh principles. V The'-council laid report temporarily. to continue debate to- dayi'bn 'the Balkans question, with Yugoslavia slated to make an in- to a finding by the inquiry commission that 'Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Al- bania are primarily responsible for the-present Balkan disorders. One Believed Dead in Plane Crash in Louisiana Shreveport, man was killed a plane crash three miles south of Slbley, La. Sheriff Oscar Haynes of Doyllne, near the scene of the crash, said he was informed that one soldier was found in'the plane but that there was no trace of the four others be- lieved to have been aboard; The sheriff said he did not know the. Identity of the plane. Meanwhile, a crash crew from Barksdale Field left immediately for 'the scene, but the field public relations office said it was unable to contact the crew. Flood Water 'From' The Mlssbilppl- River is backed'u'p into the indus'triaivijectibn- of East StVyLouls to- stage. This aerial view of .the area -bordering the river, as. made this' Wirephoto to -The ge. s a from. the New York Flying Newsroom, (A.P. Ex-Congressman Dies Before Missing Grandchild Is Found Lassen National Park, in the 25-dcgree moun- tain cold, but otherwise unharmed, two- and a half year old Greta Mary Gale was found early today on the boulder-strewn sides of Mt. Harkncss after a 48-hour search. She was found just 12 hours after her grandfather, former Congress- man John H. Tolan, 70, of Oakland, died of a heart attack induced by the shock of her disappearance Sun- day from the Tolan summer home in this Plumas county mountain area. Greta was found by Francis W. Keeler, 42, a state lion hunter of French Gulch, about 8 a. m. less .cabin. was riished1 to pital by her tearful parents, Mr. arid Mrs. William Gale, Jr., for examin- ation and treatment for hunger and exposure after two nights and a day In the mountain wilderness. With the perversity of childhood, little Greta apparently had been playing her version of hide and seek with frantic searchers, who this morning numbered more than 700. Hid From Searchers She told overjoyed members of her family and Keeler that she had seen a. searcher and a tracking bloodhound yesterday, but had hid- den, "I was afraid of the man with the sho told Keeler. Greta was clad only in her under- shirt, having discarded her pina- fore and overalls. She was curled up in a gully on the 35-degree, boulder-strewn slope of Mt. Harkness, which looms over the Tolan cabin. Greta wandered away from the cabin Sunday while at play with cousins. Congressman Tolan led the search for the granddaughter on Sunday after she disappeared around 10 a. m. He collapsed of a heart attack and was taken to the hospital in where ,his condition be- came progressively worse until his death about G p. m. yesterday. His wife and two sons were at his bed- side. Mrs. Gale. Greta's mother, is a daughter. Born at St. Peter Forest service men, sheriff's of- ficers from three counties, lumber- jacks and vacationers, numbering in all about 150, 'searched the area of numerous creeks yesterday. Tolan was born at St. Peter, Minn., January 15. 1877. .He lived for several years in Montana and was Deer Lodge, Montana, county attorney in. 1904-06. He moved to Oakland In 1914. A Democrat, he represented the seventh California district in Con- gress from 1935 until his retire- ment. Two Children Die In Sioux Falls Housing Unit Fire Sioux Falls, S. D. Two children burned to death early to- diiy and their parents suffered se- vere burns, In a fire that broke out In a temporary housing unit at the former Sioux Falls army air field. Police-listed the dead as Mary Lou Winfree, 11 weeks old, and Larry Allen Winfree, two. children of Mr. and Mrs. William Winfree. Attendants at a hospital' said Mrs. Winfree suffered burns on the face, arms and hands, and that her hus- band, an Augustana college student employed during the summer by the Great Northern railroad, appeared and shock. Their. condition was re- garded as "good" this forenoon. The cause of. the fire, which dam- aged a five-apartment unit in the former hospital building at the air was diately. not determined imme- Army Transport Aground in Tokyo Bay army trans- port Admiral Sims, sailing from Manila to Yokohama with noldicrs, nurses and dependents, ran aground In Tokyo bay near Yokosuka. today, navy headquar- reported. Brigadier General Frank Mc- Conncl, commanding the Eighth, army's second major port, said the ship was In no danger and that all passengers were safe. Yokosuka is 38 miles south of Tokyo. Legislator Hits Ban on Church Raffles St. Paul (fP) Representative Arthur J. Gibbons, St. Paul, told Governor Luther Youngdahl Mon- day that tlie. or- ders to ban all "ridic- as it applied to church and charitable raffles. Gibbons, an outspoken foe of the antigambllng bill the recent legisla- ture enacted, wrote a letter to the governor in which he suggested that the people decide through a consti- tutional amendment whether all such gambling should be banned. "There are many churches and charitable groups that have con- ducted raffles for many years and the money received was put to good Gibbons said. "Your order brings out the need for an amend- ment to allow certain forms of raffles for churches, charitable or- ganizations, servicemen's posts and civic groups." "I was one member of the legis- lature who did aot support your antigambling bill as I believe this should have been left to the local authorities. Furthermore, I do not believe in 'blue nose' legislation. "J hope if you run and are re- elected governor you will recom- mend to the 1949 legislature a con- stitutional amendment to be passed so that all.of the people of Minnesota will be given pass on this problem. I realize the gov- ernor's signature is not necessary for such an amendment, but his recommendation to the legislature would carry much weight for its passage." Shipyard Workers Strike Spreads New strike of CXO. con- flncd to ten yards iii four spread to-additional East and Gull coast plants today as a walkout of more unionists got under way a shutdown of.'virtu- ally all major shipbuilding and re- pair work on the Atlantic coast. The new at a. m, and announced in Comden, N. J., by an official of Local 1 of the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding to approximately the number of men involved in having struck List Thursday in ten plants in Maryland, Massa- chusetts, New Jersey and New -York. The union seeks a 13-cent hourly wage increase, six paid holidays a year, and three-week paid vacations after 20 years' employment Skilled workers receive an hour and laborers 94 cents under prwent con- tracts. Disrupt Rail Service in Bombay .Bombay -and south to be suffering, from exhaustion railway service through Bombay was interrupted again-, by angry mobs of railway demon- strating in protest against working conditions. police finally dispersed tbVjCnwds and provided protectionjtfor ISose who wished to return Workers Hope To Confine Flooded Area Heavy Night Strain Dams; More Homes Evacuated St. levcc along a BO-mllO stretch of the Mis- sissippi river forced evacuation of additional thousands today as the rampaging river, already at a 103- year peak, continued to rise from heavy overnight rains. The town of Dupo, HI, (popula- tion 2.GOO) eight miles south of here, was abandoned when the ris- ing floodwaters breached a second- ary levee on the Illinois Central railroad tracks about a mile behind the first levee which was abandoned during the night. The waters also bypassed the Missouri Pacific Railroad embank- ment which saved Dupo in the last big flood of 1944. The 600 residents of nearby East Carondelet and 800 In the surround- ing area also were evacuated. The river here was at 40.1 foot stage. Eighty miles to the south the river broke the Dcgognia-Fountaln Bluff levee in two spots driving approxi- mately 600 persons from the villages of Gorham and Neunert, EL As a result of this break, flood- waters pouring down an Inland val- ley threatened to isolate the town of Grand Tower. HL, (population Mayor Jesse Grammcr estimated about one third of Grand Tower wns in danger of being flooded but said he expected residents in the higher part of the town vmuld be able to care for those forced from their homes. School. Army Buses Colonel R. E. Smyser, district army engineer, decided to abandon the levees when the muddy waters began pouring through leaks faster than thousands of volunteers could sandbag the water-soaked barriers. School, buses and army trucks were used to evacuate the residents during the night after a two-tocli rain- and flash, flood added to critical situation. overtopping at" two early today but still hoped to con- fine the inundation to a relatively small acreage of lowlands. Livestock and equipment already had -been removed from the. areas. and the engineers reported the towns "had a good chance to get by without any water." As the flood devastation began to hit this entire area hard, the Mis- sissippi, fed by the latest rains., rose to 39.6 feet last night. T.arlfrr in the day It had hit 393 lot the highest level in 103 years, then, receded briefly following the failure of the Chouteau Island levee on. the Illinois side, north of St. Louis. The Choutoau island levee's col- lapse caused flooding of over .crcs. .Electric Service Disrupted Last night's downpour flooded many St. Louis streets and electric service to St. Louis county homes was disrupted. The Weather bureau reported a. rainfall of 2.1 inches was recorded, in slightly over three hours. Traffic was stalled in many places and basements wera flooded. The down- pour followed by less than 24 hours one of the most severe earthquakes ever recorded here. The quake, how- ever, did little damage. Flood damage to metropolitan St. Louis was largely confined to the warehouse and industrial districts along the waterfront. The retail district is on high ground, out of reach of flood waters. The St. Louis district office estimated floods have caused damage of between Louis- iana, Mo., and Cairo, HI., total of acres inundated. About half or the flood area under cultivation. Despite this upstream dcvastiv- tlon, reports from Memphis, Tenix. said cotton chopping was continu- ing in the lower valley behind mas- sive levees which XT. S. engin- eers confidently promised would hold the Mississippi in its latest rampage. "We don't expect any trouble Ja the lower valley at said Col- onel E. P. Lock, Jr., Memphis dis- trict engineer. "We arc geared to take water flowing in this direction and much more. President Signs Funds Bill for Two Departments Tru- man today signed the S12.4O2.4S5.671 Treasury-Post Office appropriations bill but criticized what he termed the "gross of funds pro- vided for tax collection. "The administration of the taxing statutes should never be influenced by political Mr. Truman said in a statement. The total for the two departments is about less than Me. Truman asked for operations In the fiscal year beginning today. But he objected specifically to a cut which he said was made- In. funds lor the Treasury's Internal revenue bureau. Mr. Truman did not elaborate on the reference to "political considera- tions." r   

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