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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w BATHER tonlcht fcnd cooler, Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations 131 DAYS Aft .VOLUME 47. NO. 155 WINONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 19. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES 400 Feared Dead in Explosion in Spain Russ Demand U. N. Probe On Indonesia Gromyko Charges U. S. With Ignoring Security Council Lake Sncce.ii Russia de- manded today that the security council set up- a commission to in- vestigate and arbitrate the Dutch- Indonesian conflict and sharply at- tacked the United States for a "dangerous" attempt to "by-pass the United Nations." Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko stated the Russian position for the first time in an emergency council meeting summoned hi.i specific request. He charged that the United States was attempting to "force Its good oSJces on Indonesia" nnd was "show- ing disregard of the Indonesian people and lack of respect for the security council." U. S. Deputy Delegate Herschcl V. Johnson denied that the American government was exerting any pres- sure on. the Indonesians. "The In- donesian government has only to say our offer Is not acceptable nncl Idlewild Slots Smashed, Owner Pays Fine of La Crowe. It only cost the owner of the Idlcwlld excursion boat and costs ror possessing gambling equipment, but a far worse fate overtook his gam- bling devices: Police were smash- ing them today. When Herod Oorsagc, 48. Pcorla, III., appeared before County Judge Roy V. Ahlstrom this morning he pleaded guilty to a charge of "pos- session of gambling equipment which could be used for a charge less specific than the one on which he was arraigned Mon- day. Judge Ahlstrom promptly fined Gorsnge, who was represented by counsel, and signed the order for the destruction of machines. Po- lice were first instructed, however, to remove coins from the 12 slot machines and from any of the as- sorted gambling devices confiscatcc in Sunday morning's raid and ti give the coins to the county treas urcr. The amount had not been totaled at noon today. The devices, besides the 12 slo machines, Included one number, wheel, one chuck-a-luck wheel, nine punchboards, two Jars of tickets and five bingo tickets gamca. In the charge brought against Qorsagc Monday morning, when he asked for a preliminary 'hearing, the state charged him with "unlawfully, keep- Ing, managing and using" those spe- cific devices. Corsage was represented by Fred- eric Crosby, La Crosse, former dis- trict attorney, and District Attor- ney John Colcman represented the state. The Idlewild is scheduled to make two excursions out of Wlnona Wed- nesday and one Thursday. that will end the Johnson persistent offering of good offices by the United States be- comes even more difficult to under- stand after the Indonesian govern- ment had asked the council to cre- ate Its own commission for arbi- tration and Investigation." Gromy- ko declared. nf said the American attempts could be viewed only "as an at- tempt to by-pass the United Na- tiones" and that this was both "un- desirable and dangerous." Previously Gromyko had said the United States was putting "diplo- matic pressure" on the Indonesians. Delegates had canceled a meet- ing on new U.N. members, where the Soviet union yesterday vetoed three and scheduled a Mssloa to meet Russian complaints that the 'council was "moving too slowly" in vtew of continued between the Dutch and the Indonesians. Australia, which has been de- manding that the council dispatch a commission to the scene of the flghtlne. Joined in the request for an emergency session. Tiro Accepted Meanwhile the largest Moslem state in the world and one of the Knallest stood forth as the only countries accepted out of a dozen considered for new membership In the United Nations. They are the new dominion of Pakistan, created by the partition- ing of India last weekend, nnd the Red kingdom of Yemen. Their for membership were approved unanimously yesterday by the security council and are virtu- ally certain of final ratification by the general assembly when It meets In New York Sep- tember 16. In a series of rapid votes, ap- plications from Ireland, Portugal and Trans-Jordan were rejected by Soviet vetoes, while Albania and Outer Mongolia foiled to muster the necessary seven affirmative bal- All five had been refused ad- mission in 1946 alio. The vetoes ran Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Gromyko's string to 14, Applications from Italy, Austria, Human Error, Mechanical Failure Blamed for Crash By Don Whltehead Honolulu The Pacific plane crash which left five known dead and five presumed dead, including Ambassador George Atcheson, Jr., was described by airmen here today as a tragic ac- cident caused by a combination of human, error and mechanical failure. Who, if anyone, is to blame will be officially decided In an immedi- ate investigation ordered by General Carl Spaatz, army air forces com- mander. Fliers meanwhile 'based their un- official Judgment of both human error and mechanical failure on this confirmed sequence of events: The converted B-17. bomber left Tokyo last Friday. It landed at Guam Congressional Housing Study Under Way Tobey, McCarthy Tangle Over Chairmanship Washington A group Congress members trudged back to the Capitol today to start the ball rolling on a housing in- vestigation and settle a who's- to-be-boss squabble. The choice of a chairman is a hot issue to be cleared away be- fore the Senate- House committee gets down to Its 'as s i g n m e n t of finding out why homes are scarce, why they cost so much and what can be done about it. The tussle over the chairmanship, according to a committee mem- ber, is between C. W. .Veteran Senato Tobey (R.-N. H.) and Senator Mc- Carthy a freshman in Congress. Those familiar with the behind- the-scenes efforts to line up votes claimed that Tobey had an edge and McCarthy's supporters did not dispute this. McCarthy Sponsors Inquiry The Wisconsin first termer is one moved a faulty It with another. The pilot. Captain K, R. Still, took the plane up for a three-hour test flight, and the 20th air force on Guam subsequent- ly reported it In "top condition." Plenty of Gasoline The flight continued across miles of ocean to Kwajaleln, In the Marshall Islands. It was a comparatively short hop, and there ot gasoline left when ihded -there, the navi- gator, Captain T. L-. Rider, report- ed. In fact, things were going so ViSf of the sponsors of the resolution Lgine. replacing authorizing the Inquiry into the housing situation. Friends said he wants the chairmanship, but is even more interested in keeping It from Tobey. McCarthy and Tobey' tangled frequently during the last session of Congress. One issue on which they differed sharply was the Taft- EUender-Wagner bill to set up a long range housing- program, arrived In Washington yesterday from a brief Wisconsin vacation. He told reporters he hac Republican-Herald photo This Was All That Remained today of the modern 3G by 74-foot barn on the Andrew Slaby farm, six miles north of Wis., following a windstorm of tornadic proportions about 5 p. m. Mon- day. Straw blown from a nearby stack broke the windows in the farm home and was buried in the walls. Most of the machinery in the barn, erected In 1938. was destroyed and one side of the born roof was carried to the crest of a nearby hill. A weed four feet long was driven through the walls of the garage 50 yards from the barn. Only other damage in the area was reported nt the Peter Kompa farm where brooder houses were destroyed. A severe windstorm which uprooted trees, and a heavy rain was reported in the Alma vicinity. well that new engine was comment on the Tobey-Mc Major General Ira T. Wyche, the army's inspector general, boards a plane at Boiling Field in Washington to fly to Italy to Investigate the morale of troops under Lieutenant General John C. H. Lee, commander of the Mediterranean theater. (A.P. Wlrcphcto.) checked, nor was the gasoline con- sumption. The plane took off from Kwa- jaleln Saturday after carrying a total of gallons of gasoline, sufficient for more than 15 hours' flight, Rider say. The KwaJaleln-Oshu (Honolulu) flight normally requires about 12 hours. Captain Still did not stop at little Johnston island, 715. miles south- west of Oahu. He radioed the Johnston tower that he had enough fuel left for eight hours' which woTild have been more than Carthy situation, but he said: "Frankly, I hope the chairman ship, goes to someone who will speni all his time on the housing gallon. I don't want to see It go ti someone who won't, or to anyoni who has preconceived ideas abou the housing situation. "And I don't want the investiga- tion to become a political issue." The- Wisconsin lawmaker called for an immediate start on the In- quiry, saying "there has been too much delay already." He added that ample to reach Honolulu's Hlckamiin his opinion subcommittees should field. Then things began to go wrong. Actually Farther Out The sea-air rescue center here estimated the ship actually was a i building firms. be appointed to hold hearings In various-sections of the country and to confer with leaders of construc- tion unions and representatives of Romania. Hungary and Bulgaria were put off until Thursday after the Soviet union was voted down Jn a drmnnd that all be held up until the peaco treaties were ratl- 2rd. Ireland. Portugal and Trans-Jor- dan aH drew nine affirmative votes. Poland Joined Russia In opposing Portugal but abstained on the other Poland nnd Syria sup- two. Russia, ported Albania, which WHS oppos- rd by the United States, Britain, Belgium and Australia. Prance, Brazil, Colombia and China abstain- ed. Outer Mongolia drew the same support but was opposed by the United States. Britain and China. Thf big power veto did not apply in either case because both appli- cations automatically failed through failure to get seven votes. Man at Bricker May Have Operation Washington William L. Kaiser, the former Capitol police offleer charged with firing two Hhots at Senator Brlckt-r may undergo an operation for serious mental disorder. Kaiser was adjudged insane by a federal court Jury yesterday after Dr. Amino Pcircttl testified that thr 49-year-old former offlcer l.i suffering from an organic brain The psyelntmt snld ery may br required. Justice Richmond B. Kerch, who presided nt the lunacy hearing, or- Marshall to Give Major Policy Speech Tomorrow Qultandlnha, Brazil Sec- retary of StiUe George C. Marshall will deliver a major policy address tomorrow to Lhc Intcr-Amcrlcan conference of foreign ministers. In It he Is expected to spell out U. S. views on questions facing delegates summoned to draft a hemisphere defense treaty. The biggest question involved thus far Is Cuba's demand for a clause to bar "economic aggression" as well as military attacks. Marshall's speech l.s scheduled to follow the arrival ot Scnora Eva Dunrte Peron, wife of Argentina's president, at the plush Qultandinha hotel where the conference is being nold. The Argentine delegation will tender her ti gala reception. It was not known yet whether she would be escorted into tho chamber where conference plenary sessions are be- ing hold. A member of the United States delegation said that Secretary Mar- shall hud not yet received Invita- tions to any of the functions scheduled to honor Scnora Peron. Marshal! took advantage of a conference lull today to confer with Forcgin Minister Juan A, Bramug- lla of Argentina. He held a similar conference yestordny with Foreign Minister Jaime Torres Bodet of Mexico. The only conference business little farther from Oahu than its pilot had believed: and the head- winds were getting stronger. They ranged up to 21 miles an nothing unusual, but placing a heavier drain-upon the luel supply. Rider said the new engine seem- ed to be eating too .much gasoline; and the pilot, he related, believed his gasoline.gauges must be wrong. As midnight neared, the pilot asked the Oahu radio control cen- ter for a fix on his position; he reported he was 25 minutes out, and had only 20 minutes' fuel. The Hawaiian sea frontier radio center estimated, however, that the ?lone was making only 150 miles an hour against the winds, and that it was then 110 miles out. The new engine "went out1" short- y, said Rider. Then another engine quit, and finally a third, while th plane lost altitude rapidly. Evun the ditching (setting down at sea) went wrong, said the sur vivors. In the pitch black night, a wing hit the waves first. Then, m Rider said, "the plane started tc catapult and cartwheel." Meanwhile In Tokyo, the army announced the home addresses and next of kin of those aboard the B-17. "I don't want to go into this thing with any preconceived notions about what is the Mc- Carthy commented, "Right now we know only two things for sure. "One is that prices for homes are too high. The other Is that there are not enough homes." Despite his opposition to the T-E-W bill, Investigation McCarthy said might show that that Kaiser commuted to a mental hospital. No one was Injured In thd July 12 shooting in the 'Senate subway. Truman Rehearsing for Hollywood Concert Hollywood, Calif. Soprano Margaret Truman, daughter of the PreMdcnt, bfgnn u series of rigor- ous toduy for her concert debut in Hollywood bowl Saturday night. I scheduled for today was a meeting of the committee on aggression. Staasen Wins S. D. Young Republican Poll; Dewey Second Huron, S. Stas- scn. former Minnesota governor nnd only nvowcd Republican presiden- tial candidate, was given a one-vote edge over Governor Thomas E. Dcwcy of New York, another presi- dential possibility, in a secret poll of officers of the state Young Repub- lican league here Sunday, it was learned Monday. The secret ballot vote gave Sta- ocn six. Dewey five. Senator Arthur Vandenburg of Michigan two and Governor Earl Warren of California two. School Exhibits Being Judged Before Fair Opens St. Paul Judging of rura school exhibits began today and Judging of many exhibits in the women's building entered its second day as Minnesota state fair workers prepared for the opening of the fair Saturday, Among exhibits being Installed was the Lux doll house, a display of miniature furniture and house furnishings of American make in the post century. Owner of the house is Mrs. Betty Lux of Mahto- mcdl, Minn. Entry of pigeons and rabbits In the poultry show totals nearly 400, Harold Thomforde, superintendent, said, breaking the former record by 50 per cent. Death of Memory Trainer Reported death of Wll- lam Joseph Ennever, 78, founder of the memory training system known as pclmanlsm, was announced last night. Pclmanlsm utilizes the as- sociation of words, such as "cat- saucer, tea-china, laundry-shirt." there is some place for public housing." One part of the long- range measure would authorize construction of 500.000 public hous- ing units over a four-year period. The building Industry has opposed this section as a slap at private enterprise. The Joint committee is directed :o make a report to Congress on ts findings, and to submit Uon recommendations by next March 15. McCarthy said his own goal is January 1. 3 Appointments Made to Speed Refugee Work Tru. man today announced a shift in three top level administration as- signments designed to speed up federal notion on the European dis- placed persons problem. Ugo Carusi, now commissioner of immigration and naturalization, was appointed a special assistant in the state department to take full charge of a survey of all phases of the dis- placed persons problem, including resettlement. The shift Involves the resignation of Watson B. Miller as federal se- curity administrator and his ap- pointment as commissioner of nat- uralization and immigration to suc- ceed Carusi. Mr. Truman named Oscar Ross Ewing, former assistant chairman of the Democratic national commit- tee, to replace Miller as federal se- curity administrator. The changes were announced by Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross at a news conference. Gulf of Mexico Storm Gathering Miami, Weath- er bureau reported a tropical storm was developing today In the Gulf of Mexico about 150 miles west-southwest of Key West and was moving slowly westward about eight miles an hour and increasing in intensity. The Weather bureau said strong squalls extend more than 200 miles to the east and north. Caution was advised all In- terests in' the southeastward Gulf of Mexico area' and small craft were warned to remain in. port south of Miami around to Sarasota. The storm is located about 150 miles west southwest of Key West, the Weather bureau said. Bemidji Woman Succumbs After Fall From Horse Bemidji, Joseph McKinnon, 40, was injured fatally ast night when she was thrown :rom a newly-acquired saddle horse. She died of a broken neck two hours after the accident, which occurred on the outskirts of Bemidji. Her husband is a widely-known Bemidji contractor. Rennebohm Picks Acting Treasurer Madison, Wis. (.IF) Appointment of John L. Sonderceger, comptroller of Rennebohm drug stores, as act- ing state treasurer to replace John M, Smith, who died Sunday, was announced by Acting Governor Oscar Rennebohm today. The chief executive emphasized that the appointment was tempor- ary, to permit state business to be carried on, and that Sonderegger would resign when a permanent ap- Rubber Makers Deny Price Fix, To Fight Charges New that makers of 90 per cent of the nation's tires have conspired for 12 years to fix prices will be fought "to the said E. J. Thomas, pres- ident of Goodyear Tire Rubber Company. The criminal complaint naming 19 defendants was flled late yester- day in federal district court for the southern district of New York. It quickly brought denials from the tlremakers, who said that tire prices now are at or below prewar levels. William O-Ncil, president of oral Tire Rubber Company, said Cadiz Naval Torpedo Plant Blows Up Thousands Damage Estimated at Cadlx, than 400 persons were estimated by news- papermen here today to have been killed when a Spanish naval torpedo plant exploded last night, wreck- ing a residential section, an orphan- age, a hospital and a factory. First estimates of damage were placed at Resulting flrcs destroyed Echevorricta and Larrinaga ship- yards. Buildings were damaged and windows shattered throughout this, ancient port city of which was left without water, electricity and railroad or highway communi- cations. No Clue on Cause So complete was the ruin of naval arsenal, situated about two miles from central Cadiz, that no clue was left to the cause of the disaster. The force of the explosion cracked buildings )n the heart of Cadiz. Streetcars were derailed. The doors of the Cadiz cathedral torn from their hinges. The explosion came at 10 o'clock last night. The heaviest casualties and dam- age were believed in the summer colony and residential district or San Scvcrlano, which Is near the submarine naval base in the neck of the narrow peninsula. Spanish authorities announced no estimate of the casualties. Re- porters sold most of the Injured they saw had been cut by 2ytag glass or were bruised by falling debris. The Jerez dc la Frontcrs. radio station, 15 miles to the north, broad- cast appeals throughout the night for doctors, nurses and medicines. Ambulances and rescue tcama were arriving from as far cast an Malaga, west from Huelvn, north from Sevilla. City Isolated Cadiz was isolated by the blast, which was so heavy that Is cracked windows In Jerez de la Fronten. is miles away. The only information came from radio broadcasts by a fishing boat which could be heard by a, station In Jerez. Clfra., Spanish news agency, said new explosions were feared as a re- sult of the flames. A special broadcast by the Jerez station said made. Rennebohm indicated that he that tires are selling 2.4 per cent below prewar levels and the suit "just doesn't make sense." "On the basis of present living costs as compared with 1941 the price of tires is down almost 54 per O'Nell sold. Herbert E. Smith, president of ,hc U. S. Rubber Company, said three of the four tires which ac- count for 85 per cent of his firm's business sell below prewar levels. A statement from Firestone Tire Rubber Company said that al- though living costs were up 51.4 per cent since 1941, its first quality tires were 2.4 per cent cheaper. Technicolor The criminal action against the Uremakers followed by a few hours the filing of a civil antitrust action tor aU fire-fiehOnc was not planninc to call a spccia fcderai district court In 'Los An- St. Paul Man Drowns n Rescue Attempt Taylor Falls (JP) M. Jerome jchrelner, 56, St. Paul Insurance nan, drowned in the St. Croix iver near here Monday when he to the aid of his nine-year-old on, Jerome, Jr., who had stepped ito a dropoff. A sister, Mary Hose. 9, saved her brother, but ather went down. their election for the position. "The expense of a special elec tlon to flu this office does not appen to be the noting Rovcr< nor said. Stillwater Installs Parking Meters Stillwater, of parking meters began here this week, and city officials said Ihey ex- pected use of the meters would add a considerable amount of revenue to funds. geles which William C. DIckson, chief of the West coast antitrust division, said was to "make possible n.n early nnd substantial Increase in color motion pictures for the pub- lie." The civil suit charged that Tech- nicolor Motion Picture Corporation and Eastman Kodak Company con- spired to give Technicolor n. mono- poly on the processing of Kodak's monopack color film. The suit di- rects cancellation of their contract ind release of the process to the whole industry on a royalty-free basis. At, Rochester. N. Y., Eastman's President Thomas J. Horgrave said firm had no existing arrange- ment "by which Technicolor does or could control or monopolize the jrofcssionnl color motion picture Held." Steel A reply to the Federal Trade iommlssion's, "cease and desist" or- ier against steelmakers, whom it ccuscd Sunday of conspiring to fix prices and stifle competition, came last night from Irving S. Olds, board chairman of the T7. S. Steel Corpor- ation. Contending that the present pric- ing system in the industry had been evolved through SO years "as a nat- ural consequence of the fundamen- tal economic and competitive con- ditions existing in that Olds said adoption of the commis- sion's pricing plan would cause 'chaotic conditions" in Industries consuming steel. "Local steel monopolies and high- er assembly and steel production costs would displace the present widespread competition and produc- equipment In towns within a 125- mile radius of Cadiz and had asked for doctors and nurses. The explosion reportedly could heard for 4O miles. Cadiz Is a city of about population situated on narrow sandy split projecting about five miles Into the Atlantic ocean. It has only limited access to the main- land because of the narrow isthmus by which it Is connected. This Isth- mus has but. one road, a railway and an electric tram line. The city's water is supplied through a 30-mile aqueduct from Santa Maria. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona. and vicinity Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Wed- nesday with local scattered show- ers. Cooler Decidedly cooler night, high 90. tonight, low "0. by Wednesday tion costs in Olds said. the steel Iowa Flier Unhurt in Staples Mishap Two New York City firemen are taking an unscheduled plunge down a rope out of control from GO feet above the floor of Madison Square garden during rehearsal of a scene of a rescue act in their annual show, "The Midnight Alarm." His back badly hurt, Gustavc Mille, 22, is comforted, right, by his mates before removal to a hospital. His partner in the act, William Gibson, 23, was also hospitalized. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Staples Robert Dennchey of Sioux City, Iowa, escaped with- out apparent injury when his plane________ overturned after narrowly missing Duluth............7-t a clump of trees as- it landed In a Held nenr here during a fog Mon- day. Suffering from shock. Dcn- nchey said he did not know how he got out of his badly damaged plane. cloudy tonight and Wednesday with scattered showers or thundershowers. Cooler northwest Wednesday, and In ex- treme northwest late tonight. Warmer near Lake Superior Wed- nesday. cloudy tonight and Wednesday with scattered thundershowers north and west central. Slightly warmer north Wednesday. EXTENDED WEATHER Minnesota-Wisconsin Temper- ature averages will range from around three to six degrees below normal In northwestern Minnesota to near normal iii southeastern Iowa. Normal maximum north. 77. south, 85: normal minimum north 52, south 69. Becoming considerably cooler over the northwest half of Minnesota Wednesday and Wed- nesday night, reaching southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa Thurs- day. Only minor fluctuations there- after. Precipitation win be high- ly irregular but substantial show- ers are indicated over most of Iowa, southern Minnesota and averaging one-half to three-fourths inch, occurring as very widely scat- tered thundershowers tonight and Wednesday. Rather general show- ers over Iowa, Wisconsin and ex- treme southern Minnesota Wednes- day night. Showers likely again Saturday night or Sunday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 98; minimum, 74; noon, 6; precipitation, .10: sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. Chicago............98 76 Denver ............79 57 Des Moines ........97 60 Int. Falls ..........78 53 Kansas City .......97 Mpls., St. Paul 89 .10 New York 7-4 67 Phocn'ix 104 'Seattle ..__. 75 55   

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