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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER fair tonlfhl utidaf I er Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations 88 DAYS FMM4 tool Entiling Act VOLUME 47. NO. 118 W1NONA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING. JULY 7. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Admission of Displaced Persons Asked ____________________________________________________________________________ Weaver Boys Report Seeing 'Flying Disks' Weaver, Minn. Two little Weaver farm boys, who had never heard about the dives, told their mother Sat- urday night they had seen "some small, silver things" float- ing In the air and they wanted to know whut they were. The boys, Paul Olson, ten, and his brother, Gllmore, 11, told their mother, Mrs. Gllmore Ol- son, ST., that they had been watching1 an airplane panning low over the city. Then they saw the objects In the air "very low." That was late Saturday after- noon. The'boys said that there was a wild jftcsc." Credence was (riven to their story because they did not know about the discs previously. No other Weaver resident re- ported seeing the discs. 'Flying Saucers' Baffle Continent May Be Reflections From Airplanes, Scientist Theorizes San Francisco (XP) From one end of the country to ths other, new reports of disk-like "flying saucers" skimming- through the skies today added to the mystery which has baffled nation since June 25, There was no satisfactory ex- planation of the phenomenon. The saucers first were reported seen in the state of Washington June 25. Then persons In other western states said they had seen them. The peak came over the July 4 holiday, wheji they first were re- ported east of the Mississippi. The latest tabulation showed the mystery objects had been reported seen in 38 states, the District of Columbia and In Canada. Yesterday they were reported to have been seen in more than a dozen state, and in southwestern Ontario. An aerial patrol by the Oregon national guard reported It had fail- ed to sight one of tho objects. The guard planned to send a plane to- day to a spot near St. Maries, Idaho, where a woman said ten persons saw eight of the disks dis- appear in timber July 3. Appear Suspended Kenneth Arnold, businessman- pilot of Boise, Idaho, first reported seeing the disks. He said he saw nine flying In formation at a speed estimated ac miles an hour over the Cascade mountains. Other Mishaps Over Long Weekend Fatal to 532 Traffic Deaths 255; Under Estimate of Safety Council By The Associated Press At least 532 persons were killed throughout the nation in accidents over the long Independence day weekend. Including 13 In Minnesota and 12 persons in Wisconsin. Traffic mishaps took 255 lives, 163 drownlngs were reported, five per- ons were killed by fireworks and hero were 109 violent deaths from miscellaneous causes. California had the most' fatali- Pennsylvania was second with 37, and New' York had 38. Interest Rate' Ned H, Dearborn, president of the National Safety council, termed this year's toll "a high rate of Interest" for the public to pay In celebration of Independence achieved in a war "won at a cost of fewer than The traffic toll apparently was Couifftnu-dinuui Frank By- man reported ho photographed mysterious "flying disc" near Seattle and said ho thought ob- ject Is white dot Indicated by arrow. The to Is enlarged about 20 times from Wlrcphoto.) lower than the total of 275 expect- ed by the National Safety council, but it was higher than for the same period last year when 241 deaths were reported. The worst record was in 1941 when 028 persons were killed during the July 4th celebration. Three of the nation's flvc flrc- works deaths were reported in Maryland and one each in Maine and California. Minnesota Victims The Minnesota victims included: Traffic: G. E. Foppel, Chicago, about 50, Milwaukee railway employe, .killed near Granite Palls. Donald Lund, 21, Sacred' Heart, killed near Danube, Minn, Daniel Klllan, lour, St. Augusta, fatally injured near his home near St. Cloud. Norrell Anderson, eight, Minne- apolis, fatally injured in a blcycle- Governor Thomas Dewcy and his family made a. two-hour stop- over In St. Louis, Mo., and were greeted at Union station by Mayor Aloys P. Kaufmann (left) and Barak T. Mattlngly national Republican commttteeman from Missouri. Dewey assayed with- out comment today reports from Midwestern and Southwestern Re- publican leaders that. indicated the bulk of delegates from their sections would support him for the G.O.P. presidential nomination.. Wirephoto.) January 1 Tax Bill Sent to House Floor Washington The House rules committee kept the new Income tax reduction bill on Us fast timetable today, sending it to the House floor for two hours of debate and expected passage streetcar accident. Charles Kautto, 60, killed- near. his. home.... Nashwauk, observers have given the objects various speeds and in -at least one case, said they appeared to be sus- pended In tho air. Most observers usually agreed that the objects were round or oval. Guesses as to their size have ranged from that of a five-room house or large airplane to one description of "a silver ball, six Inches in diameter." The army, the navy and the Atomic Energy commission all dis- claimed any connection with the mystery. An army air forces spokes- man in Washington sold the A.A.F (Continued on Fage 4, Column 1) Saving Seen in Unification of Armed Forces By Edwin B. Hiinklnson Washington Senator Gur- ncy (R.-S. D.1 today forecast "as- tonishingly Inrgc" savings through unification of the nrrny. navy and nlr forces. Opening Semite dobnte on n com- promise bill to fusu the armed services, the chairman of the Sen- ate armed services committee said critics of the plan continually nsk "How much in dollars and cents will be saved each year by unifica- "Personally. I think the savings will be astonishingly largo because for no other reasons. If you present system Is so horribly ho said, Urging speedy congressional ap- proval, Ourncy said that in an era of "supersonic planes and guided missiles with atomic war- heads" an overall defense plan should not be delayed, "It is not being an alarmist to point out that In the event of another global war hostilities will be Initiated without prior warning. rind by an attack as complete and devastating ns lies within the capabilities of the nation which launches he said. Gurney earlier told a reporter he Is confident the Senate will tipprovc the bill which would place the services under a single' cabinet officer. When the White House unifica- tion appeals first reached Con- gress lost yeur top Navy department civilians and admirals were lined up solidly against the plan. Since then, under presidential orders to compromise, most of them have su-ung behind the pending bill. The legislation would establish a "rational security organlzaion" headed by secretary of national security, who would be the sole cabinet representative of the mili- tary and naval services. Czecho-Slovakia To Join Meeting On Marshall Plan Paris Semiofficial circles In Prague said today Czecho- member of the Slavic decided to accept an in- vitation to the Paris conference on the Marshall proposal despite So- viet rejection of the implementa- tion plans. The decision, the informants said, was taken by the government in Prague on the eve of the delayed departure to Moscow of Com- munist Premier xlement Gottwald and Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk Poland, also within the Russian sphere, is still studying the in- vitation to the Paris conference, opening Saturday, n foreign minis- try spokesman in Warsaw said. The French foreign ministry an- nounced that six nations already Alex Kemp, 63, Esko, Minn., found dead on a highway near Esko and believed to have been killed by a car. Drownlngs: Paul Reque, had officially accepted the British- Trench Invitation to the conference and that similar notes were expect- ed from eight other countries. 13, Minneapolis, drowned in Lake Harriet. Chester T. Rochat, 43, St. Paul, drowned in tho Mississippi river. Patrick Blair, two, St. Paul, drowned near Wyoming, Minn. Russell Wright, 18, Loman, drowned Sunday when he slipped and fell while dipping minnows from Rainy river at Manitou Rap- Ids in northern Minnesota. His fa- ther, Roy Wright, and brother, Raymond, 20, vainly attempted to save him. Miscellaneous: Robert Bailey, four, Fairmont, fa- tally burned when his clothes caught on fire at a picnic. In an accident not connected with (Continued on Page 5, Column 3) WEEKEND DEATHS tomorrow. The.bill, proposing income tax. cuts ranging from 10.5 to 30 per cent starting, next January 1, is Identical, except for the effective date, to one vetoed last month by President Truman. The effective date of tho vetoed bill would have been July 1, 1947. The rules committee ordered that no amendments except those spon- sored by the ways and means com- mittee, which draftee! the bill, shall be considered. The ways and means group has and cor- rectivo changes'to' propose. Wife of Senator Ives Succumbs in New York of Sena- tor'Irving M. Ives said today that 111 health two years. Ivus telephoned the informatlo to his office and left by automobl early today for New York. ship, confident it can override other veto, has scheduled the bill for passage tomorrow. The Senat also, plans early action, possibly b the weekend. Won't Affect Budget Cut Chairman Knutson (R.-Minn.) o the ways and means commltte told the rules group that enact ment of the .legislation would no Interfere with Republican plans to cut the national debt next year The total reduction ta taxes during the six months starting Januarj 1, Knutson said, will be approxi- mately which would leave for debt tirement if anticipated revenue and spending calculations are accurate. "The only way you can keep your revenues Knutson said, "is to encourage people, to give them an Knutson' declined to hazard a guess as, to .what the President would do if the new bill reaches him, but said "I certainly think he should sign it." "I don't think he will sign it, but I com- Ford Foremen Vote to End 47-Day Strike Detroit Some Ford Motor Company 'foremen returned to their Jobs-today., after, cud a 47-day strike that saw loss Reduced Corn Yield May Cut Aid to Europe Tons, World's Record, Shipped Last Year Washington The United States will share its food with hun- gry people abroad for at least an- other.year, but the backward Amer- ica'n corn crop will determine Just how much can be shipped. President Truman arid his cabinet committee on world food programs emphasized this in weekend state- ments which also reported that the United States set a new world re- cord for the amount of food ex- ported during the year ended a week ago today. Exports totaled long tons or about pounds to exceed the previous record of 000 tons shipped by this country in the previous year. Mr. Truman said no country ever shipped that amount of food in a single year. Looking ahead, the President said millions of people are still "desper- ately hungry." He said the United States, "within our ability to share our resources, will continue to do our part to relieve human suffering and. to help other countries to help themselves." Aim to Equal Shipments Wayne (Butchle) Bowers, a brave little three-year-old, was back among friends of relieved parents to- day after being lost for 58 hours in the mile-high mountain coun- try near Big Bear, calif. The object of a thorough two-day search by some 300 men, little Butch, son of Marine Master Sergeant and Mrs. Claude W. Bowers, was found late yester- day afternoon, half-asleep, against a log In a canyon only- Jour miles from his parents' cabin. Wlrcphoto.) will override ENVO VS.DAUGHTER AND P U P _ Blond, 18-year-old Sherman Douglas, daughter of Ambassador and Mrs. Lewis Douglas, holds her wire-haired puppy, Reggie, at new Lliomc at Gate. London, where family settled recently.; mented Representative Cox (D.- a rules committee member. Moves to Ban Changes Knutson made two .moves to head off any further changes: 1, He asked the House rules com- mittee to approve procedures i prohibit any amendments belne of fered when the House takes the measure tomorrow. The Hous Is a cinch to approve the bill is, probably by more than a two thirds majority. 2. To head off possible Senat revisions, Knutson wrote Senate 3yrd (D.-Vft.) promising action in January on a husband-and-wif community property bill.. The let ter said It would be "most un 'ortunate" if Congress acted 'hastily on this matter before W 'ound an adequate solution." Meanwhile, one oi: the bigges threats to passage of the possible filibuster In .the subsided. Senator Taylor who ed the talkfest that delayed the Senate vote to override Mr. Tru man's yeto of the Taft-Hartley abor bill, told reporters that al- hough he opposes the tax bill I don't think (it) Is a life anc leath matter with the country anc have no Intention of talking at ength about It." union's bargaining rights. Nearly members the Pore- man's Association of, America (Ind.) In Ford's Detroit area Rouge, Lincoln and Highland Park plants walked out May 21 in a dispute over a new contract, demanding exclu- sive .bargaining rights for company foremen. In recent weeks, many of them left their posts on picket lines to return to work. Company and union officials agreed the num- ber reached about .800. U. A. W. Falls Support Two other factors were believed instrumental In leading to the back- to-work: vote: Passage of the Taft-Hartley law, which among other things relieves employers of any obligation to bar- gain with foremen's unions, and the company's subsequent withdrawal In a detailed report on past ex- ports and the outlook for the year ahead, the cabinet committee said "It is hoped that we will be able to approximate this year's ship- ments." The committee stated, however, that the total volume will be deter- mined by a number of factors, in- cluding available supplies, trans- portation facilities, and arrange- ments for financing exports. "Tho, size of the final exports which we can safely spare from our grain supplies for the year will de- pend to a considerable extent upon the production of 'corn and other grains, .in.-adclltion to wheat." A wet, cool spring and floods threaten to reduce the corn crop sharply from last year's record level. The committee said that despite prospects of a record-breaking Legal Tangles Block Completion Of Coal Contract Washington strike of at least 60 per cent of the nation's soft coal miners appears In- evitable tomorrow a-i the wage pact which was to lead the way to peace In the bituminous fields bogged down in lost-minute legal tangles. The other 40 per cent of the In- dustry may also be strike-bound Tuesday, when the miners' ten-day vacation Is due to end, if the race to complete a. contract for the northern and steel company "cap- tive" mines Is lost. Tentative Agreement A tentative agreement on general terms was reached last Wednes- day but this contract must be com- pleted before: (A) Coal mine own- ers of the Midwest and Far wheat crop, grain exports could not be maintained at recent levels if other crops suffered. U. S. Not Deprived It added that the record shipments were made to shortage areas during the past 12 months without "depriv- ing our own people of any needed food supplies, and without any un- necessary or serious Impact on the domestic economy. "Our people, of course, have con- tinued to eat at record or near- record above prewar average." of recognition from-the P.A.A. Failure to get supporting action 'rom the C.I.O. United Auto Work- ers. Several weeks after the walk- out the P.A.A. asked the U.A.W.- CJ.O. to authorize its mem- bers on production lines at the three plants to refuse to cross the fore- West can. determine whether they want peace at the same price; (B) John Lewis will even talk about an agreement with anyone else. Tho legal'snarl therefore was not only delaying the northern-steel company settlement perilously near the strike deadline, but It had all but wiped out any hope of getting agreements for the remainder of the industry In time to bring the miners from other areas back: into the pits by the first shifts at mid- night tonight. The "captive" mines produce coal only for steel-making Legal Protection on Some operators said Lewis was demanding legal protection against About 81 per cent of the exports ftny future strikes under the Taft- i._ i ____.._ _ ___.._ TTo t-f loKrtT- Ifl bltrl 4 represented grain and grain pro- ducts. Other groups included: Meat ibout 1.2 per cent; dairy products men's picket lines.- The auto work- rs' executive board sought to in-' ervene as mediator in the strike 2.7; fats and oils 1.3, and other foods mainly dry beans and peas, fish, eggs, sugar, poultry, potatoes, vege- tables, fruit and nuts about 13.5 per cent. European areas occupied by Amer- ican and British forces topped all recipient areas with r 18.8 per cent of total exports. Other areas receiv- ed the following approximate pc _, nd when the company rejected Great Britain 8.9; itol he offer the board promised 7'3; Francc Prcnch NorU> Atr Visconsin Legion iead Asks Bonus A. Roe, ;ate commander of the American eglon, today asked the veterans' flairs committee of the state legls- ature for action on a bonus for World War II veterans. before the awmakers adjourn. bstoffice Llect Brainerd Man Fergus Falls, Minn. The tate Federation of Postofflce Clerks aturday elected George Falconer, rainerd, president; s: P. Osberg, I decision next Wednesday on U IF.A.A. request. Promises Inside Fight "The stalemate Is exaggeratin the differences between compan, and the union Preslden Robert H. Keys and Ford chnpte President Pat Mullln said in rec ommondlng termination of th strike. The recommendation wa adopted by a ten to one margin a a mass .meeting of F.A.A. mem bcrs Sunday, they added. Keys declared the. battle for a ney contract "will be carried on from Inside the and repeated a promise to test the constitutionally of the Taft-Hartley act in th courts. Terminal Pay Legislation Passes House Washlnirton Legislation permitting an estimated 'X-G.I.'s to cash their terminal pay londs after next September 1 was lassed today by the House, it now :oes to the Senate. The bill would-permit, but not re- ulre, holders of terminal pay onds 'issued under a 1946 act to ash them after next September 1 Vow they must hold them for five ears and can't transfer' or sell ncreaaing Education "losts Cited ,by Expert Oxford, W. E. elk, dean of the University of Min- esota college of education, told the atlonal Conference on the Im- rovcment of Teaching Saturday hat Ame'rican some would accept s necessary greatjy increased costs f educating their children. itkln, vice-president, and Oscar He said that the cost of education en. 4.2; Belgium the Nethe lands 3.2. All other European coun tries 7.1; Japan and Korea In dla 5.4; the Philippines 2.7; Chin 1.3; Latin American republics 12, 50 Injured in Motorcycle Riot in California Town Hollistcr, disorderl mob of pleasure-bent motorcyclists their reckless spirits fired In man cases by liquor, gave this normal! (ulct central Callforhla county sea a bad time over the weekend. During the riotous disturbance, in vhlch police were defied' and orde was restored only after scores hac jeen jailed, at least 50 persons wer< njured, some seriously. The turmoil started Friday, when ome of the motorcyclists ignored ocal' police and began using the downtown area as a combined race- rack and stuntins area. "If we had jailed everyone wno 'cserved It we'd have herded thejn n by the declared -one utraged policeman today. As it was, police heaved more hnn 50 law-breakers Into jail and ollected fines of more than alstad, Redwood Falls, secretary- eaiurer. Charges included drunkenness runken driving, disturbing the cacc and reckless sen- dices also were imposed in the more crious cases but no tabulation had cen made on the number of Jail ennltles. The cyclists, here on what they ailed a "gypsy with a flat ace and hill climbing contest irown in as added attractions, came rom California, 'Oregon, Arizona nd Nevada. Holllster police estimated there ere at least visitors, about 750 them riding motorcycles. The ty's population, now estimated at in the next ten years would be around was practically doub- 4R nnn nrtrt led by the unrestrained bike riders. Hartley labor law, ahd that the industry representatives working on the northern-steel pact had balked. Because the new act would per- mit tho coal companies to sue the United Mine Workers for any breach of contract, Lewis is said to have insisted on a provision stating the miners need work only when they are "willing and able." Bandit Fleeing Holdup Shot to Death in N.Y. Truman Calls For Special Legislation in Europe Homeless, President Says Tru- man today asked Congress to admit a "substantinl number" of displaced persons into the TjnlM4 States as immigrants. In a message, Mr. Truman told Congress "special legislation limited to this particular emergency" would be necessary if the United States Is to share in offering "an oppor- tunity for n. new life to these peo- ple." The President said Congress be dealing "solely with, an emergency problem growing out of the disposition or a spe- cific group of individuals, victims of war who have come into hands of our own and the other Western Allies armies of occupation. In Europe." Since the end of fthc war, Mr. Truman said, the armies of occu- pation have been able to to their homes approximately people. He added: "But there still remain in the western zoaes of Germany and Aus- tria and in Italy close to survivors who are unwilling- by rea- son of political opinion and fear of persecution to return to the areas where they once had homes. Contribution of Other Countries "The (front majority come from the northern BalUc areas, Poland, the Russian Ukraine and Yugosla- via." Saying that countries to western Europe and Latin America opened their doors to substantial numbers or these people, he told Congress: "Our plain duty requires thai join with other nations in solviac this problem. "We ourselves should admit a sub- stantial number as immigrants. have not yet been able to do because our present statutory quo- tas npppllcablc to the eastern Eu- ropean areas from which most of these people come arc wholly in- adequate for this purpose." Asking The President did not extent to which he thought quotas should be broadened lor emergency. He emphasized that he la not proposing "a general revi- sion of our immigration policy" or proposing lower standards for the admission or immigrants. He. said the newly-established in- ternational refugee organization aid in the care and resettlement of these displaced persons but cannot force member countries to accept these people. He added: "It is unthinkable that they ahould be left indefinitely in camps in Eu- rope. We cannot tam them our in Germany into the community of very people who persecuted them. Moreover the German economy, so devastated by war and to badly overcrowded with the return of peo- ple of German origin from, neigh- boring- countries, is approaching an. economic suffocation which in it- self is one of our major problems." Weather New York A suspected bandit fleeing from the scene of a holdup In the Times Square area was shot to death by a patrol- man in a crowded bus at 42nd street and the Avenue of the Americas today. The patrolman, whose full name was not Immediately available, was wounded in an exchange of shots with the alleged holdup man. Forty persons were In the bus as the sus- icct, chased by the patrolman, dart- ed Into the open front door of the which was halted one block cast of Times Square. Police said they found on the lead man several articles of jewelry illegedly stolen from a nearby store and that he had in his pocket a dis- FEDERAI, FORECASTS Wlnona and tonight and Tuesday, Slightly warmer Tues- day. tonight 62; high Tues- day 85. Minnesota: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday except local light showers northwest Tuesday. Uttlo change In temperature. Wisconsin: Clear and continued cool tonight, Tuesday fair. Slightly warmer except near Lake Michigan. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending nt 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 82; minimum, 63: noon. 78; precipitation, trace. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 83; minimum. 57; noon, 79; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight nt sun rises to- morrow nt TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. Bcmldjl ...........35 si Chicago ...........72 57 .02 Duluth 73 52 Los Angeles 78 58 .1 abled veteran's card and a Florida river's license bearing the name of "e N. Fernandez of Tampa, Fin, Police and pedestrians swarmed o the scene as the bus driver iis horn continuously. Passengers on the bus said that hen the. patrolman followed the unman into the bus the suspect ucked behind a scat, using a pas- enger as a shield, and told the or- icer: "I'm going to let you have it." In an exchange of shots, the gun- Mpls.-St. Paul .....82 Phoenix ...........105 Washington 59 79 51 70 Reads City RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change 12 man fell, blood spurting from his hest. The patrolman, bleeding badly, so fell. He was taken to the Roose- elt hospital where he was report- d in serious condition with n bul- t wound In the abdomen. Vew Medical Plan to Be aunched in Minnesota St. Paul A new tnedical- .rglcal plan to be known as the lue Shield and patterned after the ue Cross hospital insurance plan 11 be launched soon. It was an- ounccd Sunday, the 14th anniver- i Minnesota. Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5. T.W. Dam 5A. T.W. Wlnona (C.P.) 3 Dam 6, Pool Dam 6. T.W. Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T.W. La Crosse 12 8.7 5.2 5.8 6.4 7.8 6.0 7.8 9.3 4.9 6.7 .3 Trltiutary Streams Chippcwa at Durand 1.7 Zumbro at Thcilman 3.6 Buffalo above Alma 2.2 Trempcalcau at Dodge l.l Block at Nelllsvmc 2.7 Black at Galesvllle 2.7 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.8 Root at Houston 6.8 RIVER FORECAST (From Hutincs to OntUnberc) The river will continue .3 .3 .2 .1 .1 .1 2 LJ. throughout this district for several days with average doily falls of ry of establishment of Slue Crossjloot in all the upper pools. All trib- utaries will fall slowly.   

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