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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER fooler tnnlrhti 118 Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations DAYS VOLUME 47. NO. 144 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES 39 Die in Summer's Worst Heat Wave THOUGH THERE ARE STILL gaping art-an to bo filled, Hiroshima, Brut target of the atomic bomb, li once more a city of horno.1. More than houses Imvu risen from the rubble lelt in the Japanese city by the great blast that signaled tho ond of World War JX Look magazine photo. Power Shortage Closes Firms At Detroit Lakes Minn. troit Lakes and the immediate surrounding aren today was in the midst of a power shortage that forced several business houses to suspend operations and genet-filly the community n repent of wartime blackouts. The breakdown of one of. two boilers the Detroit munic- ipal power plant und un exception- ally heavy summer electric load to the nearby resort urea, brought on the shortage, plant official.1: s'lld. Householders depending on elec- tricity for cooking ntc cold meals. The entire residential urea in De- troit Lakes and Shoreham, heavily populated with summer vacation- ists, spent the night in alternate periods of darkness. Power was turned on for 15 minute periods. Water Still On Enough power was being, con- served to operate the municipal water and sewage systems and spe- cial sen-ice was being given to the hospital. The 15-mlnutc bursts of power, Hughes Arrives In Washington To Testify Hughes flew Into Washington today und declared he is ready to repeat un- der oath "everything I have said' about the Senate investigation of ils wartime plane con- .racts. Hughes has charged publicly that the Inquiry by the Senate war In- A dry milk processing plant sus- vcstignting committee was launched pended operations, however as part of efforts to "coerce" him plant officials said, were often enough to maintain low tempera- in frozen locker plants. Hiroshima Remembers Hiroshima Just two years ago warfare's first atomic bomb descended and one half of Hiroshima vanished in a blinding flush of detitructlon. Today al a. the hour when the bomb exploded, the hells lulled. Tho people stood In silent prayer for one minute, then went again about their af- fairs.. That was the only official notice taken in HlrolhUna of the explonlon that left of Its dead or mlwrlnr. Ford Workers Idled by Parts Shortage Attlee Seeks Easing of Loan Terms Prime Minister Denies Laborites 'Frittered' Money By Jack Smith London Prime Minister Clement Attlee told Parliament to- day that Great Britain would re- duce her armed forces, impose a limited direction of labor and seek relaxation of clauses In the U. S. oan' agreement to help ease her growing economic crisis. He jald also that workers "in the more essential industries" would have to work longer and that coal miners would be asked to labor half an hour a day additional. Attlee said Great Britain also would cut down her Imports In a manner that would menn "hard- hips for many people." He said the United States, at Britain's entreaty, had agreed to discuss the sterling convertibility nd nondiserlminatlon in trade agreements in the oan, which Attlee said would be xhaustcd this year. The labor government leader told he House of Commons the agree- ment reached when the United States advanced credits of was aggravating the British economic crisis. Loan Almost Gone Attlee said the loan, originally lintcnded to last until 1950, would Chicago Counts 14 Victims Shown Above In a portion of the twlsl.cd timbers nt Good Time park, Goshen, N. whore nt least 61 persons were injured today, when a portion of the .stands colhipsed. (A.P. Wlrenhoto to The Repub- lican-Herald.) some other Institutions handling dairy products. One creamery rush- ed pounds of dry ice to Us plant to hold its supply of ice cream and butter. The local theater nnd night clubs were forced to close last night and several cafes closed early. All street lights and signs were ordered turn- ed off last night. Stores today opcr. without lights. One hotel was drawing its power from a portable generating unit. Kerosene lamps. candles and flashllffht bulbs nnd batteries were at a premium. N'o Drillln? Dentists were unable to serve pa- tients because or dead drills, and barbers returned to their old hand cllppem. A building to house a new boiler at the power plant hus been com- pleted. The new boiler wus to have been installed by last April, but shortages have delay, power company officials suit Special welding equipment wn being brought to Detroit Liikc from Minneapolis to repair th boiler damage which was descrlbci by plant officials as leak In n iiuper heat tube. State Gasoline Tax Revenue Reaches Record Minneapolis Revenue from the four cents state gasoline tax pale by motorists the first months of 1047 totals 507, according to the executive decretory of the Minnesota Petrol- rum Industries committee. This represents a 0.4 per cent Increase over the first half of 1940, setting new high In the 23 year history of gasoline tax collections. During the first six months of 1941, when automobile registrations were at their peak, gasoline tax revenues, amounted to Special taxes paid by motor vehicle owners rose from ti 1941 figure of 156.15 per vehicle to In reflecting increased use of cars and trucks. The total 1047 gusoltnc bill alone is expected to reach 000. "In terms of highway construc- tion." the committee secretary add- ed, "this means that motorists will pour over in gasoline taxes and registration fees Into the state highway fund this year, which, with unspent balances, will make the largest state construction fund irt nlstory." j Into agreeing to a merger of Trans World Airlines, which he controls, with Pan American Airways. Chairman Ferguson (R.-Mlch.) of the subcommittee conducting the Inquiry agreed with Hughes' attor- neys to postpone the Hollywood millionaire's appearance in the wit- ness chair. With the hearing room Jammed with spectators, Ferguson recalled John Meyer, Hughes publicity man, to the stand for further testimony on his accounts of lavishly enter- ;alning public officials at the -plane julldcr's expense. Hughes' plane, a converted B-23 Some C.I.O. Ford Motor Company employes, j whose union officers called off a scheduled strike yesterday, faced a week's layoff today because of a parts shortage. The .Ford company, announcing all assembly operations would .be halted until August 13 after-today's shift is completed, said-it lacked body parts from the Murray Cor- poration of America. The Murray plants have been strikebound almost two weeks by a dispute similar to the one -which nearly brought on a walkout of Ford C.I.O United 'Auto Workers' demand- for immunity from Jawsuits under the administration had "frittered away' the loan, as Winston Churchill charged in an address Monday. Attlee, in his- grim statement outlining the socialist regime's plans to overcome its dollar famine, said Great Britain had proposed nego- tiations with the United States for revision of two clauses in the loan agreement. "I am glad to say Mr. Marshall <U. S. secretary of state) replied agreeing to those he said. "They will not cut across the of 'the Paris confer- Taft-Hartley labor law. The Ford shutdown, affecting Detroit area employes and others in branch plants across ;he 'Country, brought to the total number of Ford employes .died by the Murray strike. Some others, employed on Mercury and Lincoln assembly lines, were laid off July 25. Packard Prices Hiked 5 Per Cent Detroit Price increases anging.Jrom to on all cur- ent auto models produced by the 'ackard Motor 'Car Company went nto effect today after the company disclosed a deficit of nearly 00 In its operation lor the first lalf of 1947. bomber, landed at National Airport n-ii n m rnn-ri nnrt t.hn last Packard, announcing tho five per ent average price boost late yester- ay, followed In the steps of Oen- ral Motors Corp., which tacked wo to six per .cent on its prices His reference was to international conversations on Marshall's pro- posal of American aid for European economic recovery, a proposal shunned by Russia and the eastern European countries in her sphere. Sterling Convertibility Attlee said the loan clauses to be discussed were the agreements j on sterling convertibility and non-( discrimination in trade, both tar- gets in Churchill's address to the opposition conservative party. Under the nondiscrimination clause, Britain may not cut down her purchases in the United States in order to increase them in non- dollar countries. "We have been driven to pay dol- lars or convertible sterling for our supplies and the problem of con- vertibility is really a problem of the world shortage of dollars, President to Visit Brazil Tru- nan today accepted an invitation to visit Brazil in late August or September: Ross, who handed the announcc- elaborate on it. The trip long has been in con- templation. There was no indication in the announcement whether Mrs. Tru- man will accompany the President to Brazil. Presumably Mr. Truman will fly in his new plane, the "Indepen- dence" a DC-G. which is to replace the old "Sacred Cow." The exact date-of the President's visit was purposely left open. Ap- parently it will depend on the out- look for the closing: of the confer- Truman Vetoes Establishment of Science Institute Bleachers Fall, 61 Hurt AtHambletonian Track C.oshen, N. Y. At least 61 persons were injured today when bleachers specially constructed for the Hambletonian trot- ting stakes collapsed during the running of the first heat. The extent of injuries was Immediately determined, but hos- pital and track authorities said it was believed no one was injured critically. Thirty-three persons were: treated at the Goshen hospital and 2 Killed in Fire fJNear Pasadena rather than one arising more parti- cularly from the loan Attlee said. He continued that he was' about to propose cuts in British imports and subsequently, "the question of (Continued on Page 12, Column 4) ATTLEE Truman today vetoed a bill to es- tablish a national science founda- tion. The President said in a memo- randum of disapproval that whllej he had such a foundation, the bill Con- gress sent him involved a "marked departure from sound principles" of administration. He described that bill as "so com- plex and unwieldy" that there is "grave danger that it would impede rather than promote the govern- ment's efforts to encourage scien- tific research." The bill would have established a national science foundation as an ndependent agency to promote re- search in national defense and oth- I.os roaring brush lire sweeping through Big Tujunga cnnyon. ten miles northwest of suburban Pasa- dena, killed two men. injured ut least H others und was still out of control early today. District Ranger M. W. Dur- ham described Jt ns 1.he worst lire in this area, in 24 years. It hnd scorched about acres. The flre started yesterday in a for weeks. Ball Defends Taft-Hartley Before Kiwanis Albert Lea. Minn. rul np minorities of labor unions ar making the Taft-Hnrtlcy labo statute "the most misrepresente aw I ever knew about" Senato Joseph Ball (R.-Minn.) said her ast night in his first speech on ionic ground since Congress ad oumed. Addressing the closing meeting o the Minnesota-Dakota district o International, Ball denied that the new fcdcr.il labor law en- islaveci Inbor. i "It could not enslave Bal declared, "because the five unfair For Winona and vicinity: Fair j practices described in the original and cooler tonight; low 64. Pnrclyilabor relations statute are still in cloudy Thursday, rising tempera- it. One objective of the new act is 28 others received first aid treat-! ment la a Red Cross field at the track. j A record crowd of or iiioro: packed the and the classic. The accident occurred at the tem- porary stands near the head of the stretch. A nurse Goshen hospital said: "Three persons are under X-ray one woman, is very seriously, hurt and scores are being treated for various injuries. However the race continued and rlodney won the first heat of the trotting stake. The favored Rodney, from the stable of H. Horace Johnston of Charlotte, N. C., led from end to end to step home by three lengths With what hcior more- He did jt ln vcrv with wnat fie clQse tQ the. uambletonian record said was "deep regret' President of Austin Man Hurt As Car Plunges 14 Feet Albert Lea Roger Miller, at a. m. CC.D.T.) and the milltonttirn movie producer told inwsmen he was ready to testify. Hughes told newsmen who met ilm at Washington National air- port after a 13-hour flight from Culver City, Callr.: "f will be glad to repeat cvcry- Roccnt IncrcaHcx "in the cost of certain parts, including brakes and were given as tho reason for tho Packard action. Kalscr-Frazer Corp., also Fond du Lac Man Given 14 Years c u would nave nad responsioiuty tOr IVlllinfif Wire developing a national policy for w IT ..encouraging basic research and edu- Dond du Lac, Harold' .VI.HI s car snapped off 3 posts supporting a guard rail and plunged down a 14-foot embank- ment on highway 16 cast of here. Weather FEDERAL FORCASTS ture in the afternoon, high 85. I to prevent the rank and file of Minnesota: Partly cloudy tonightjlnbor from being dominated by and Thursday, with scattered thun dershowers northwest portion to Hoffman, former operator of a night such basic materlalo as steel and club on the Fond du Lac-Oshkosh road, was sentenced yesterday to a term of 14 to 17 years in the Wau- pun state prison for the slaying of an- his wife, Dorothy, 3t. cross examine-him and'Call witnesses as I wish." Hughes was asked if he would decline to testify unless allowed tc examine nnd call his own witnesses but he refused to say anything further on this point. Moorhead Asks Approval of New Water Source St. Paul The state con- servation department today prom- ised a decision within two weeks after Moorhead city officials had completed their case Tuesday In behalf of a new municipal water source they seek to develop in the Buffalo river area, five and a half miles cast of that city. Moorhead expects to expend about SCOO.OOO on the project If the state permits, Moorhead Mayor R, B. Bergland and J. E. Young, the public service superintendent, de- clared In final testimony. Madison pint Permanent City Manager Madlion, Win. Leonard O. -lowell, 53, city manager of Port Huron, Mich., for the past six years, was named Madison's first perma- nent city manager by the council ast night. Howell, elected on a second bal- ott, win succeed F. Halsey Kraeee, who served as mayor and elected as cling city manager until a choice was made. nounced a price Increase state alleged, shot raising the factory list price of killed his wife m their tavern Frazcr standard model The in- crease brought the factory list fig- ure on this model to January 3 alter a domestic quarrel. A jury convicted him of second de- gree murder. cation In the cal, physical and other sciences, an those related to defense. er fields, abolishing the present of- and north and wcst nee of scientific research and devel- Thursday. Cooiel- cost portion to opment. night, slightly warmer Thursday. It would have had responsibility Wisconsin: Partly cloudy and cooler tonight with widely scattered thunderstorms extreme east portion Thursday generally fair, cooler cusl and south portion. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations -tm- the 2-' hours ending at 12 m. todny: Maximum, 97; minimum, 77; noon BO; precipitation, .07; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mill. Pet Bcmidjl 811 59 Wisconsin Firemen Elect Racine Man Crosse, William B Greco, Racine, was re-elected yes- terday to his fourth term as presi- dent of the Wisconsin Paid Fire men's association. New Pumping Record Established Here As Searing Heat Breaks The Winona water pumping station set a new record Tues- day, pumping gallons Into the city's water mains during a 24-hour period when Wlnonans were trying to cool themselves and their lawns. That all-time record was gallons above the pre- vious recorded high of gallons about eight years ago. In La Crosse, where residents were also using water in record quantities, the water depart- ment asked its customers to stop sprinkling for lack of ade- quate pumping facilities, but Wlnona's pumping station was ready for the record demand. A year ago Winona, too, had ask- ed its customers to take it easy on sprinkling during one hot spell, but since then one new well has been dug and sev- eral others' have been re- juvenated. Several hours during the record day here yesterday the pumping station was putting water into the mains at the rate of about gallons a day. That was from about 6 o'clock to 8 o'clock Tuesday evening. During the daylight hours, prior to that, the con- sumption was running at the rate of about gallons a day. By midnight last night the demand had slackened to the rate of gallons a day, Tod.ay, as soon ns the rain fell, dropping the temperature to 80 at noon, there was a sharp break in the demand for water. Expectations were that cooler weather, was here to stay. ending, the. hot spell which drove the mercury to 97 Tues- day afternoon and held it to a minimum of 77 The prediction for today is fair and cooler tonight with a low of 64. Partly cloudy Thurs- day with rising temperature in the afternoon when the mer- cury will reach 85. That kind of weather will put an end to the exaggerated de- mand lor water during the past week. Monday the pumping station pumped gal- lons, Sunday gallons and Saturday gallons. The temperature which, estab- lished an average of 95.1 for the last four days broke a two- year high record Monday with a reading of the highest of the four days, with Tuesday only two degrees cooler. There were no reports of heat prostration In the city despite the sustained period of heat which broke during the night Tuesday. A cooling rain this morning brought added relief to Winona and the area, but at noon to- day the mercury was on its way back up the scale'. The noon temperature was 80 compared with 77 for the low during the last 24 hours. The rainfall this morning amounted'to ,07 of an Inch. Probably the most popular place in Winona during the hot weather was the Latsch bathing beach where 689 persons took to the water during Tuesday's heat. Saturday 512 used the beach, 307 'swam there Sunday and 649 were at the beach Monday. The record attendance at the beach this year is about 780 while the all-time high is Chicago .............100 75 Denver 80 GO DCS Moincs .........100 7.0 Duiuth an OB International Falls 55 Kansas City .........101 82 Mfnncapolis-St. Paul 100 71 Phoenix..............105 81 Seattle 74 49 RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24- Stage Toda-" Change Red Wing 14 2.3 Lake City 5.8 .1 Reads 12 these ruling vcry men who arc now so vigorously fighting the law. "The net places no restriction whatsoever on any union to strike for better pny, Ijctlcr hours or better conditions. Of its provisions 13 are designed to protect the rights of the employe, six Rive rights to employer nnd the remaining throe were aimed at protecting the public." Delesnte.s named Roy A. Ployhar, Valley City, N. D., district governor nnd set next' year's meeting for Sioux Falls. S. D. Lieutenant governors elected In- cluded; Division E Mclnnd, Austin; 15. O. Mark, Worthlngton: Hoist. Red Winis: A. .1. Hanson. Ort.onville; V. Langun, Ely: Atwood, St. loud; Owens, Grand ?orks, N. W. Schwoebcl, New Rockford, N. D.; Mycklcbust, Sioux S. D., nnd ten Ellis Potter, Mitchell, S. D. 3.2 5.-1 10.J 3.9 .1 Dam 4, T.W....... Dam 5, T.W....... Dam 5A, T.W..... Winona 13 Dam 6, Pool...... Dam C, T.W....... Dakota............ 7.3 Dam 7, Pool...... U.3 Dam 7, T.W....... 1.8 La Crosse 12 4.6 Tributary Streams hippewa at Durand. 2.-1 Zumbro at Theilman. SuffaJo above Alma... Trempealeau at Dodge Black at Neillsvllle... Black at Galcsville Crosse at W. Salem 1.5 Root at Houston ......5.9 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnbcrg) Stages will remain practically sta- 1.9 .9 2.5 O No Relief Seen for Eastern States, Rocky Mountains By The AsKOCialrd PrcMi The Midwest's worst heat of i.he summer .spread eastward to- diiy, Ic-nvlng In ll.s Mill wnke in, leiist 11 of thorn in SL Ixniis, Mo., and H in Chicago. Fat.allt.les from UK; heat includ- St. Louis 11; Chicago, H; Ala- bama und Arkansas three Iowa mid Ohio, two fnch, and In- diana, Pennsylvania. Tennessee and Wisconsin one each. A finger of cold air from Canada liad brought substantial relief and some scattered showers to the Da- kotn.s and Minnesota but It was almost absorbed in Nebraska and western Iowa where the Weather Bureau said the temperature drop was only moderate. Then; was nothing in sight, the bureau said, to dislodge the hot air from Uie Mississippi valley, south plains :ind Great Lakes regions within i.hr next 24 hours, ilthough tin; wind shift In Nebras- ka and western Iowa was moving slowly eastward with relief prom- ised for parts of other north cen- tral states tonight and Thursday. Both the eastern and Rocky Mountain states would be warmer today, forecasters said. No rain of consequence was In Im- mediate prospect for most of the dry Midwest top-soil, now generally depleted of moisture by three days ioj temperatures ranging from high 90s to well above 100 degrees, 'Pastures were reported drying up and hay crops reduced. Corn has fired in nt least a few areas. Water Conservation In Chicago, where the temperaturs hit 100 degrees yesterday. Mayor Martin. H. Kennelly Issued a pro- clamation saying the conservation of water was Mora than 200 tenants on second floors had complained, he said, Uiat press- ure has been so low at times they were unable to obtain water from faucets. Yuma. Arir., was the hottest of the nation yesterday with, a high, reading of 111 and Advance, Mo, reported 107 degrees. Otber hlgb. readings Included: Houghton, Mich.. 103; Omaha, Neb., St. Louis. Mo, Marquette, Mich., Memphis, and Nashville, Term., 102. Eight other citlos. Including DCS Moincs, Iowa, Louisville, Ky., Min- neapolis and St. Paul. Minn, had highs of 100. Leave Work Temperatures which nudged 100-degrce mark on many thermom- eters claimed one life yesterday in ilwaukee, where a top of 98.5, the hottest August S since 1896, was ecorded. Victim of the heat was George Huband, 65, who died of a. icart attack superinduced, tho ounty medical examiner's office aid, by the heat. Green Bay reported a maximum if 99, hottest day in the city's his- ory, while Superior, which had asked in 69 degree comfort Mon- ay, reported 91, Other highs to- ludcd 94 nt La Crosse and Land O'Lakes and 93 at Madison. In Milwaukee, thousands of left their Jobs because It "too hot to work." Closed werw uch vast industrial plants as the caman body division of Nash- velvlnator, Grede foundries, tho Yllls-Chalmcrs Manufacturing Corn- any foundry and Briggs and Strar- on Corporation. Several city ball ITlces closed also. The temperature pushed 90 at Vaukcsha, but firemen battled owutown warehouse flre In tho jstomary heavy rubber coats be- ore slifling It but were forced to ork in shifts because of the heat, amaged was a Borden Company archousc. An estimate of iss was not available. oss n Fire at liami Airport Miami, (Viti- ated at more than was mscd by flre early today when ystcrious explosion touched off aze in hangar No. 3 of the Miami tcrnational airport, and destroyed 21-pa.ssengcr DC-3's and an un- number of smaller planes. Fire Chief Henry Chase of the Miami lire department .said dmrjngc would rcnch "at least .1 .2 Governor Protests As Jury Frees Lynching Suspects Raleigh, N'. C. Governor Gregg' Cherry today wns counti- ng on Superior Court JudKC J. :iul Frizzelle to rectify what he ermerl :i "mlscarri'iiRC justice" nd sit us committing magl.str.itG the Northampton county cnse f seven men charged with an at-] emiJted lynching, is retired. A North.impton iirnnd jury freed the seven white man by failing to Members of the Brethren church of indict them yesterday on sin sorted and packed 2.710 tempted lynching upon Godwin pounds of the pounds of cloth- Bush, a 24-ycnr-old Negro ing, food and miscellaneous articles charged with nn attempted assault j which were shipped recently from, while married'" Relief Articles Collected in Area Sent to Europe Lew-talon. Minn. tionary throughout this district thejindictmcnt was returned against next 24 hours with the exception of ithe seven and declared the grand a. slight rise at the tailwater dam. ten. New Windsor, Md., to European re- lief centers. Value of the articles was estimated at S9.343.59. At the Lewiston church contribu- cxpressed disappointment that no tions were collected from St. Charles. TJtlca, Winona and other communi- ties. The church Is continuing to process relief articles, repairing upon a. woman. The grand jury also freed Bush. The governor, himself a lawyer. 011the s of jury'? s action "does not close the 'shoes and making soap.