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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 
                            

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