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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 14, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER tonlffct Tu 7, import Ant 95 DAYS Aci Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47, NO. 124 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 14, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Senate Passes Tax Bill; Veto Ready 21 Die in Florida Crash Plane Falls In Swamp; 13 Injured Liner En Route From Newark to Miami By James F. Fowler Melbourne, Flu. Twenty- one persona were killed yesterday In the crash of a DC-3 chartered airliner in swampy wastelands near here, and toduy 12 remained un- identified mainly because of a con- fusion In Spanish names. Tho death toll was expected to mount with two of the 13 injured on the "critical" list. The plane, en route from Newark, X. J.. to Miami with 38 persons crew of five and 31 home-bound Puerto a Ellenlo- Acavedo, One Of two children who survived airliner crash near Melbourne, Fla., yesterday, sits on the lap of Red Cross Worker Joan Fatcrson. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) 300-foot swath through the scrub pine Bbc miles from this Florida- east coast town as It plonghcd to earth shortly after a. m. CH-ll Aeronautics authority in- vestigators reached the scene early but would not comment on their fin din KS. Younjc Children Aboard The plane had last been heard from as It passed over Jacksonville, Fla.. after leaving Augusta, Ga. Similarity In the Spanish names of the Puerto Ricans, a number of whom were young children car- ried in the arms of parents and not listed as passengers, nnd tho In- ability of the survivors to speak English, hampered Identification of the dead. The bodies of those killed were brought In trucks to the Drowley funeral homo where thoy overflow- ed Into a parnKC. A member of the Puerto RIcan resident commissioner's office In Washington was expected here this morning to help with the identifi- cation, and Brcvard hospital offi- cials, where 12 of tho injured were admitted, were hopeful that one o." more of the survivors might be uble to leave their beds to help. Two Children Unhurt Two children escaped Injury. One was a boy, Jose Rodrlgulz, three, whose mother, Puru Rodriffulz, is not expected to live. She has 12 broken bones. The other child was Ellen Acevdo. five. Besides Puni RodrlgulK, the other passenger on the critical list Is Car- men Rodrigulz who has a broken back. Among the dead were the pilot, Captain Henry Holn, 3C, Houston, Texas, the co-pilot, Roderick Paul MacKinnon, formerly of Rochester, Thb Air Photo Shows wreckage of plane in Florida, photo to The Republican-Herald.) (A.P. Wire- Governors to Hear Marshall Report Tonight By Jack Bell Salt Lake City Forty-Jour governors, publicly concerned with state problems and privately with presidential politics, take time ou tonight for a first hand report from Secretary of State Marshall on tur- bulent world conditions. Marshall Is scheduled to fly here for a major foreign policy address at- the annual state dinner closing a day's conference session starred by Governor Thames E. Dewey's um- pire role at a state vs. federal tav seminar. Governor Luther Youngdahl of Minnesota Is scheduled to address the conference Tuesday on "The Human Element in Adjusting Labor Disputes." Tho New York governor avoided commitments on any national issue at this bipartisan meeting. But some of his governor col- leagues accorded him, in reports on local political conditions in 'their states, the kind of wide-spread (Continued on 3, Column 2.) GOVERNORS Oshkosh Man Dead After Fight in Park Osnkoih, W. Mertlns, 47, died yesterday afternoon following what Police Chief William Qolz described flst flght In a city park. Merlins, a.laborer at a pen can- nery, formerly lived in Racine. Dr. G. A. Steele, county coroner, said Mertins' death was due to a possible heart Greeks Rush Troops to Stop Attack Guerrillas Storm Across Albanian Frontier Athens Greek officials re- ported today a force which attacked the village of Konlt- sa yesterday had been pushed back .o the Albanian border, six miles away. The guerrilla ring around Konitsa apparently was broken during the night. Greek veterans of resistance fighting during the German oc- cupation under General Napoleon Zervas were engaging the rebels. Official concern had been ex- pressed that the attackers would be reinforced during last night by elements of an "international brigade" declared concentrated on Albanian territory. No mention was made by officials today of any In- creased attacking strength, how- ever. The arrest of another 1.20C to 1.500 persons In connection with the alleged communist plot to start an .uprising was disclosed today, lifting the total number held to more than The latest arrests were made yes- terday and last night. Greek of- ficials had 'announced, the detention of some 3.000 previously. A foreign minister communique said the attacking force included "parts of an international brigade" and Air Minister Panayotla Kanel- lopoulos characterized the opera- tion 'as "a serious attack against Greece." The general staff described tho thrust as a "desperate move" to re- lieve Greek guerrilla forces on Mount 20 miles from where, government .troops have been fighting a major battle against a guerrilla force- for two weeks. Heavy Guerrilla tosses The government, has reported the operations on Grammps highly and has told of heavy guerrilla .Josses. Konitsa, target of the expedi- tionary force, Is a town of about population six miles from the Albanian frontier. Kanellopoulus said about 200 sol- diers were defending the town when the attack was launched at dawn yesterday. They were reported still holding out-last night. The foreign ministry did not ex- reference to an "interna- tionijtvbrigade." However, Kanel- Italian Foreign Minister Carlo Sforza (right) addresses the opening session of the economic confer- ence in Paris attended by 16 European nations to discuss the Marshall plan. Britain's Foreign Secre- tary Ernest Bevin Cleft) and Ambassador to France Alfred Duff Cooper (second from left) listen to Sfor- za's address. Conspicuous was absence of Russia and eight other eastern nations. Wirephoto via radio from Paris.) Pair Who Took A-Bomb Data As Souvenirs9 Face Federal Trial Washington Government legal authorities confidently predicted today that they will be ble to try two former army sergeants on charges involving atom bomb secrets without disclosing Weather X Y. First rescue workers to plough through the knee-deep water re- ported the injured and dead tanpled Inside and out ot the craft. One survivor was reported found 300 feet from the wrecktiKC. ten feet up a trcr and hugging the trunk. Frank Gonzalez, 12, whoso left left was broken, told reporters "It was dark and we were flying along nnd the motor stopped. Everything was quiet. We slowed down. The next minute we crashed." The plane was owned by the Burke Air Lines ot Miami and was licensed to carry 25 passengers and a crew of three. Montevideo Picks Queen of Fiesta Montevideo, Minn. Joyce Jacobson was crowned queen of the fiesta at Montevideo's annual salute to Its namesake city in Uruguay. About persons attended the three-day celebration which was marked Sunday by talks by official representatives of the South Ameri- can country, Senor Roberto Fontaine, counsellor of the Uruguayan embassy In Wash- ington said "This is a unique cele- bration at the local level or the spread of better understanding be- tween peoples ot our countries. There should be more like celebra- tions throughout tho world." 280-Mile Flight Made in Sailplane Wichita Falls, Texas Sail planes fanned out over three state from the 14th annual national soar Ing meet here yesterday as a no tlonal soaring record was bettere and a Frenchman stretched out hi flight to a 280-mile mark. OHlcial sources said the estimat cd 122 miles on a goal-and-rcturn flight to Chllllcothe, Texas, mad yesterday by J. Shelley Charles, an Eastern Airlines captain from At lanta, Ga., smashed 100-mllc record set the previous by Johnnj Robinson, of Elmira, N. Y. Adrien Vallete of Paris, France attained the 280-mile goal a Clovls, N. M. He had originally se out for Watonga, Okla. Farmer's Share of Food Dollar Drops department ot agriculture said yesterday the farmer's share of the consumer's dollar spent for food dropped to 52 cents in May. It had stood at a record high of 56 cents in March, but dropped to 54 cents in April. The department said that -while the farmer's share was marketing charges increased per cent In March to 48 per cent In May. It added that while the prices re- ceived by formers dropped, there was little change In retail prices paid by consumers. FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and 'air tonight and Tuesday. No im- portant temperature change. Low ,onlght 65: high Tuesday near BO. fair tonight and Tuesday, followed by scattered hundershowers in north Tuesday afternoon or evening. No important ihange in temperature. Wisconsin Generally fair with Ittle change in temperature tonight and Tuesday. LOCAL' WEATHER For the 24 hours tending at 12 Sunday: Maximum, 85; minimum, 68; icon. 87; preplctatlon. .18 an inch. said the attacking force ;a reserve of Chamourans Moslems living along the Greek- border who frequently the Green govern- f. persecution. Uopoulos indicated the main Sthe attackers was' composed of members of the Elas fighting arm of the leftwing national liber- ation front many of whom had left Greece following estab- lishment of the present government. Appeal to TJ. N. Some observers speculated that the Konitsa assault might be the forerunner to an attempt to set up n communist "provisional govern- ment" on Greek soil. The Greek government mean- while appealed to the United Na- tions Investigating subcommittee in Salonika to make an on-the-spot Investigation of the fighting and of- fered to provide three planes for transporting the commission mem- bers to the scene. The United Nations security coun- cil In New York currently is debat- ing a report by the' commission jlaming Albania, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria for continuing troubles in ny hush-hush data. The of taking highly confidential notes and photographs with them when they.left the Los Alamos, N. M., A-bomb project and the army more than a year sched- uled to be arraigned in widely sep arated cities today. Alexander Von Der Luft, 23, suburban Mt. Lebanon, near Pitts burgh, was freed on bon by Commissioner Roger Knox, wh said a divto for a further hcarln would be set after arrival ccrtlfed copy -of the record from New Mexico. At Chicago, Ernest D. Wallis, 34 also was given a hearing on j charge of wilfully and unlawfully removing and concealing record and documents. A similar bond was set In the case. The sum. of had been recommended by thi Justice department. The specific charge was wilfully and unlawfully removing and con- cealing records and documents Conviction carries a maximum pen- alty of a fine and three years In prison. Men Under Arrest F.B.I, agents arrested both men Saturday, nearly two and one lialf months after the Justice depart- ment was called into the case by the atomic energy commission. The two previously had been described as simply "souvenir hunt- and congressional atomic en- ergy committee members as well as the F.B.I, insisted that none of the secrets they are charged with possessing got into unauthorized lands. Since the notes and photographic Measure Goes To Truman Second Time Proposal Passes Upper Chamber by 60-32 Count Washington The passed the Income tax reduction bill today, sending it to the White House where a certain rcto awaits it. The vote was 60 to 32, which was ;wo short of the two-thirds margin. supporters of the cut would have run up In order to make the bill aw over President Truman's objec- lons. Three senators were Wag- ner ill at his home: Tobey to New Hampshire at the bedside of his ailing wife, and Slbert Thomas en o the capital after attending international labor conference at Geneva, Switzerland. The House already has cleared 1C bill by a margin of nearly one. The crucial test will come, possibly ater tills week, when the two houses otc on overriding the veto. Senator Vandcnberg  aid, by the X-ray machine used on him. Sheriff Gibbous turned over to Weber the reword offered sev- rnl days ago fcy young Washia's ather for anyone locating tho outh. Peak of Prices Year or Past, Retailer States Washington Jerome M. ey, board chairman of the Amcr- can Retail federation, said today It Is probable we arc near or past the peak of prices." But Ney, a former deputy price Norval G. Hcsland, 35. will be in- ndministrator. added that he made stalled in the nir parish of the Flying Pastor to EJe Installed in S. D. on Sunday Lcuraon, S. IX The some speculation that the Justice department might be delaying iir- -ests for fear that efforts to try he men might rip away the scc- ccy veil. In annouijciiiR the arrests, F.B.I. Director J. [Edgar Hoover said his geiicy was told last April 30 that Ujls statement with reservations be- ertnin top-secret documents were j fromthe 4s Alamos he. wary with ?tely will begin scnlng his territory investigation, he said, le Continued on Paffe 10, Column 2 ATOM SECRETS Evangelical Lutheran church's Lezn- mon circuit July 20. The Negro Killed in Fall From N. Y. Building New York An unidentified Negro was killed today when he jumped or fell from the 86th floor of the Empire State building to a setback on the 21st floor. Ho was the 14th person to die in a plunge from the world's highest building. at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet, Chicago 87 70 Duluth............'.82 63 International Falls 80 67 Los Angeles........80 61 Miami 82 76 Minneapolis-St. Paul 87 69 New Orleans....... 94 74 New York .........80 71 Washington 87 71 .371 Truman Asks Coal Mines To Delay Price Increase Iowa Girl Drowns at Albert Lea Albert Lea A 12-year-oli Washington President Truman appealed to coal anc steel producers today to wait until "a fair test" has been made of the effects of the coal wage settlement before making any RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Beads City Stage Today Change 12 Dam 4j T.W..... Dam 5, T.W. Dam 5A. T.W. Winona....... 13 Dam 6, T.W..... Dakota........ Dnm 7, T.W. Crosse 12 3.G 4.7 5.8 5.8 8.0 4.1 6.1 Tributary Streams at Durand 1.5 3.5 2.0 Zumbro at Thellman Buffalo above Alma Trempealeau at Dodge ,7 Black at Ncillsville -i- .3 .4 .1 Black at Galesville 2.6 2.6 oot at Houston 6.9 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to A general falling tendency will ontlnue throughout this district or several days, or until normal ool elevations arc reached. Meanest Thief increases. The President, in a statement, said the effect of the wage settlement "Is badly misrepresented by the bare statement that 1 amounts to an increase. of abou 45 cents per hour in the wages of miners." "It is only reasonable to ask coa! and steel producers to wait untii a fair test has been made of the actual effects of the wage advance under conditions of maximum pro- the President asserted. "If prices are raised at once, and a wave of increases in related prices upsets our economy, we never will know what would have happened if the coal and steel managers had been willing to wait. "The risk involved by continuing present prices of coal and steel long inough, to learn what the Increased costs of .production will actually be under the new wage agreement is not serious, especially In view of the fact that such action will greatly re- duce the hazards of renewed Infla- tion." Orphanage Picnic Funds of Reported Stolen orphiiii- aite was burglarized last night or including the entire receipts of the annual picnic. Father Anthony Wisnicwskl of St. Joseph's orphanage said after adding the picnic receipts to the strong box he hid it in the attic and left-the bouse. When he returned about an hour later, he said the house had been ransacked and the strong box was gone. Detective Lieutenant Rudolph Glaner said a burglar evidently gained entrance by cutting a screen on a rear window of the first floor. _ Lake Miils, Iowa, girl who earlie had witnessed the near drowning o her girl companion, drowned Fountain lake at Albert Lea Sunday Madell Posness with her gir friend, Floy Salverson, also of Lake Mills, had gone to the municipal bench at Albert Leo, A beach guard pulled Ploy from the water when she went under Madell saw the rescue. Later when Madell did not return to the bath- house for her clothes at an expect- ed time, life guards and volunteers searched the bench waters and re- covered the body. Flywheel From Motor Kills Man Tower, Tikka- ncn, about G5, was killed on Lake Vermillion Saturday when an. out- board motor, spinning at high speed after its propeller became dis- engaged, threw its flywheel. Tik- xanen had lived In a cabin on Mud Creek bay. Body of Miner Found in Pit Bibbing, body of- Frank Nadlshek, 59-year-old miner missing since September 27, 1946, was found Sunday In the abandoned Serr Fletcher mine pit west of Bibbing Sunday by berry pickers. It was believed he fell Into the pen pit while seeking wood. His widow and three children survive. prices acting up ana meats snowing marked upward activity as a result.' Ncy outlined his views in a statement prepared for the joint congressional committee on the economic report, which is trying to chart a course toward a stable American economy. To this end, the witness proposed that the nation strive toward a "bench-mark" of twice the industrial production of 1939, a levcling-off goal of employed, and 8 national income of- a year about more than at present. "Prices must be low enough that people, with a normal savings rate, can buy oil the poods we can produce." he declared. Ney emphasized, however, that only a severe depression would bring prices back to 1939 levels and that "the American public should adjust its thinking to that pianc. Mr. Hegl.ind, a licensed pilot, will conduct church services and make pastoral calls in Ills parish in the sparsely settled northwest corner oj South Dakota, Besides transporting Mr. Hcgland on his pastoral duties, the plane will be equipped with a stretcher and will be used as a hospital transport in emergency cases of Illness or accident befalling the ranchers. Letter Carriers Elect Minneapolis rural letter carriers Saturday renamed Harvey Gugisberg of Gibbon president and awarded its 1343 meeting to Sk Cloud. Other officers named were: Joseph J. Alberty. Minneapolis, vlce-iresidcct: Dclbert Gates, Prior secretary: Gordon Bloom, fcrndale, treasurer, and Elmer Zettcrbers, Red Wing, chairman of he executive committee. Milwaukee Ckurcl Convicted Milwaukee After a stormy meeting members of Calvary Presbyterian church voted yesterday to accept the resignation of their pastor. Dr. John Lewis, who was found guilty of starting a fire in he fashionable edifice. At least eight persons stalked out of the meeting before the congregation voted 125 to 52 to accept the offer of the 73-year-old scholar and author. Dr. Lewis, sentenced to one to flve year term in the state penitentiary on an arson charge, is nt liberty under bond pending the Accepts s Resignation A resolution of commendation accepted after some argument. A church elder, Gordon Parks, told the congregation: "It's an insult to Dr. Lewis to affer such a resolution. He is 3f the divided sympathy in thia :hurch." He was interrupted when some-jne shouted from the audience. "We are persecuting an innocent nan." resolution expressed the congregation's "deep regard for Dr. and "our sympathy for him ind his family In view of the trou-ilc which he has faced and which, till confronts him." The resignation becomes effectiva lull, Tl   

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