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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                W EATHER Lotfcl thunclrmhowm cooler tonlrhti cooler N EWS PICTURES Best In Local Wirephotoc Dally Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47, NO. 171 WINONA, MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 8. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Wedding Car Tips, La Crosse Man Dead o _i. rour Uthers Jews Resist Landing at Hamburg Several Clubbed; Two Shiploads Still Wait Unloading Hamburg, Germany Club- wieldlng British soldiers forcibly dumped resisting Jewish refugees of the Exodus 10-17 on the Hamburg docks this morning while others o the first contingent to land cam- anhorc qluetly and peaceably. All were loaded Immediately on trains for Poppcndorf dlsplacec persons camp near Lucbeck (inC the first train departed, bearing between- 600 and 700 refugees Many called through the barrec windows: "We will take up the trek again to will not staj in the cnmps." A short time Inter. British of- ficials said the; train had been stopped en route because of dam- nee done to the conches by the occupants. They wild Iron bars had been torn from many of the train Palcttine in Mourning Jerusalem Nearly 000 of Palestine KO Into xnonrnlng today for the Jewish refugees belnif unloaded by the British at Hamburg, Ger- many while British security forces stand prepared for action in case the mournlnr should de- velop Into violence. Troops throughout the Holy Land have been alerted as com- manders recalled threats by Ir- jrun Zval Leuml and the Stem Gun; and hints of violence by the more moderate to Ktrlko If the refugees were re- turned to Germany. At the call of their leaden Palestine Jewry will clone ahopd, drop tools, and leave the for two hours today. Thousands will attend mass meeting! In Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and other thousands will (rather at, demonstrations In their tlve security zones. windows, apparently for. use as weapons on arrival at Poppcndorf whcro armored curs wcro standing Trady at the station. Tho train un- loaded without Incident. Peaceful Bcclnnlni: This first contingent was from the transport Ocean Vigour. Twc other Empire Rival and the Runnymede waiting to disembark tbo remainder of the 4.300 rcfuKecs. who have been on board ship 50 days since leaving Franco In a futile attempt to enter Palestine. The disembarkation began peace- ably at dawn, with the first refugees streaming down the gangplank In orderly fashion. In mld-mornlng, however, resistance began and sol- diers began cracking heads with clubs. Struggling Jews were carried off and dumped on the dock, where other soldiers carried them to the trains. Refugees Healthy Most of them were men. but at least three girls were carried off the Ocean Vigour in this fashion, to the accompaniment of walling and weeping from women and chil- dren on the decks and on the docks. A reporter who witnessed the eva- cuation operation below decks esti- mated that "one In seven" of The O-can Vigour's passengers had to bo (Continued on Pace 14, Column R) JEWS RESIST Kaiser Asks Cut In Fojitana Debt J. Kaiser said today he has asked the Re- construction Finance Corporation, for a scale-down of his debt on his Fontona, Calif., steel plant. He was turned down last month when he asked on cut. U. of M. Cannot Sign Union Pact, Morrill Says J. L. Morrill of the University of Mlnnc- K. H. Camp, Lithla Springs, Ga., escaped with only scratches when this bridge collapsed near Clarkesvflle, Ga., as the truck and trailer hn was driving had almost crossed the span.. The trailer was loaded with a bulldozer. Officials so far have been unable to locate a crane heavy enotfgn to .extricate the wreckage. Wirephoto.) Truman Sailing Home; 13-Day Trip Planned By Ernest B. Vaccaro Aboard TJ.S.S. Missouri With President Presi- dent Truman is homeward bound aboard the "Mighty Mo" today. Heartened by the reception accorded him on his good willi Rougher Era In Russian Relations Seen U. N. Assembly May Point Up Different Views By John M. Hlghtowcr of- ficials predicted today that Ameri- can relations with Russia are likely 'to enter a new and rougher phase at the United Nations general as- sembly session opening in New York next week. A whole series of diplomatic de- velopments heightening the Russo- Amerlcan conflict and bearing vi- tally upon related problems of the European economic crisis are in prospect after Secretary of State George Marshall leads the American delegation to the assem- bly meeting. Foremost among these will be the Truman administration's decision on whether to call ft special session of Congress to consider a temporary aid fund for Europe. This would be an advance against the billions which the administration hopes Congress will provide early next year for the long term Marshall recov- ery program. Ruhr Action The intense rivalry between tlie two great powers may become more starkly apparent in other events not directly related to the question of a special session. Within the next three days, diplo- matic officials predict, the United States and Britain will formally an- nounce a plan to boost coal produc- tion In Germany's Ruhr mines as a means of promoting both European recovery and German economic re- vival. The plan is expected to give the Germans themselves much greater responsibility. 2 Sought in Minneapolis Cafe Holdup Fred Seno Frank Nichols (A.P. Wlrtphotoi U trio of armed men held up the President cafe, 3021 Nicollet avenue, early Sunday and fled with an estimated Green Asks Signing of Non-Communist Affidavits Chicago A.F.L. President William Green said today he would recommend that all officers of the A.P.L. sign non-communist affi- davits In order to use facilities of the National Labor Relations board under the Taft-Hartley act. Green's statement to reporters, at the start of a crucial session of the A.F-L.'s powerful executive coun- cil, was the first official word on what the federation policy under the new labor-management law would The 74-year-old president of the be. Police Move to Quell Violence In New Delhi New rattle of po- lice gunfire echoed through the streets of this riot-scarred capital today as the death toll among con- tinuously clashing bands of Sikhs, Hindus and Moslems continued to mount far above yesterday's total of 21. One political official said he had A.F.L. predicted that the council members unanimously would vote to go along "reluctantly" with his recommended policy. On 15-member executive council is John L. Lewis, head of the trnited Mine Workers and 13th vice-president of the A.F.L., whose official publication, tho United Mine Workers journal has attacked the required affidavits. Nevertheless, Lewis was non- commital on his attitude as he en- tered the council meeting. He grin- ned when newsmen told him of. Green's declaration. Two Wounded by Same Bullet in Chicago Chicago Two men. were shot by the same bullet early today during a tussle in a north side tavern. Hudson avenue police said Bruno Zawila, 30, a maintenance man, anc Janies Monahan, 2D, an unemployed punch press operator, were shot when Monahan twisted Zawlla's right arm behind Ills back and Zawila drew a .45 caliber revolver report that the military killed jwith has left hand arid fired behind more than 100 rioters in Old Delhi Zawila was wounded in the government order to elbow and Monahan in the crush the opened fire chest. with tommy guns, automatic rifles and sten guns. Zawila was charged with assault with a gun. Both men. were hos- A pall of smoke hung over tions of the new city when roving I the co-owner Mid five employes In I a large refrigerator. areas the military had its hands full running down rioters and knife-wielding looters who con- The victims tblid police they to sack nomcs and shops, ognized two of'the men and gave Rcjccls Korea Plan BrUyand treaty which he flew mile.- to help La Crosse Loses Hand in Fireworks Blast La Crowe, year-old George I'uent, Jr., of IM crosac, had hln left vliand blown oB Saturday when fire- works he had found exploded an he held them over atove. The youth said he found the at the Interstate fair- grounds. La Grouse police went to the area, where the Inter- state fair was held Auru.it 6-10, and found more unexplodod fireworks. 3 Convicted of Fraud in Election At Kansas City Kansas City Three, Demo- cratic party workers stood convict- ed today of vote fraud charges rrowlng out of the 1046 Kansas 21 ty primary election. A federal court Jury returned a guilty verdict late Saturday in the trial of Morris Klein, Henry Burke and Frank L. Ilclmes. They were first of 34. persons indicted by a special federal grand jury to stand trial. Two other defendants, John Mel- ham and William D. Wilson, orlg- nolly went on trial with the three but their motions for acquittal were sustained last Friday. Pending the filing of a motion ofr a new Klein, Burke and -lolmes were released on bond. The maximum penalty Is ten years Im- prisonment or a fine, or both. The Kansas City Star began the original Investigation into -alleged regularities in the in which Enos Axtcll defeated Repre- sentative Roger C. Slaughter, in the Missouri fifth district congres- sional race. Axtell, who was en- dorsed by President Truman, lost o Republican Albert L. Reeves in he general elections. the chief executive Is :the'picture of a man'at peace with the world. Allowing himself 13, days afloat, ho considered ho developments cith- er at home or abroad urgent enough to require a speedier return to the White House. This battleship's high speed radio- telephone and teletype communica- tions system keeps the President In instantaneous contact with Wash- Indicated, that. yesterday when ington. In High Spirits ploycs of University Meat Imports Seized to Halt Disease Spread New York Seizure of tons _' meat being brought into the has advised civil service cm-1 United States by airplane and ship the institution that the cannot sign collective bargaining agreement with Its unionized workers. In a letter to them, he added, however, .that the regents will con- sider, demands for changes in wages, hours and working conditions and make changes "where reasonable and possible." The letter was another chapter Jn the university's dispute with tho A.F.L. Public Building Service Em- union. Local 113. over wages nnd the union's dcmsuid for a con- tract. Dr. Morrlll also distributed to the workers a statement of policy In he said tho university recog- nized the right of the workers to Join or not to Join ti union, would seek to establish pay rates com- parable to those In private industry, and would set up arbitration ma- chinery for settling disputes. passengers from food-scarce Eur- opean countries was disclosed today by an official of the inspection re- partmcnt of the Department of Agriculture. Dr. Truman W. Cole, Inspector In charge of the International in- spection quarantine of the depart- ment's bureau of animal industry, said the seizures began June 7 and were being made to prevent the spread of rinderpest and hoof and mouth disease in this country. An official estimated the seizures amounted -to 200 to 300 pounds daily at La Guardia airport and up to two tons per ship arriving in the New York port. Cole said the meat was brought mostly from the Mediterranean urea by passengers who wished to repay persons who sent them food during the war. He said many were under the impression there was no meat in the United States. Mr .Truman was in high spirits as he began the long voyage back from Rio dc Janeiro yesterday. He appeared on deck in a new cap, the gift of the President's Cup Regatta association of Washington. "I coll this my six-star the chief executive cracked. "I've got to have one that outranks Admiral Leahy's." Fleet Admiral William D. Leavy, the President's personal chief of staff, as aboard ship along with other top ranking White House aides. While visits to both San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Vergln Islands had been considered possibilities for this voyage, Press Secretary Charles G. Qoss told newsmen Mr. Truman has decided to make spe- cial trips to those points later. Direct Route The plan now is to proceed di- rectly to Norfolk, Va., with no stops, arriving there September IB. This famous'battleship on which the Japanese surrender was signed, and Its two-destroyer escort, the Dias and the Small, have been designated "Task Force 84." Crossing of the Equator, with the attendant ceremonies initiating "polllwwogs" into '.'shellbacks" is set for Thursday. In addition to the official party, some ofi the Mis- souri crew are marked for initia- tion. The crew members were granted a special dispensation on the voyage south by "Pete the a representative of King Neptune. Mr. Truman's flight over the Equator failed to take him out of the "polliwog" class so far as sea- farers are concerned. Knutson Sees Deeper Tax Cut Bill Next Year ativc Knutson (It.-Minn.) sees a third and probably deeper tax cutting bill likely to come out of Conjrress early next year. As chairman of the House- ways and means committee, Knutson sponsored the two measures which Pres- ident Truman vetoed last ses- sion. "I very much doubt if we will be able to hold the 20 and 10.5 per cent 'the' Min- nesota lawmaker wrote from his home in response to an Asso- ciated Press inquiry concern- ing top tax plans in 1948. Those were the percentage proposed in the ve- toed measures, but Knutson. said one committee member now to trim low income le- vies as much as 50 per cent with cuts ranging up to 20 per cent in the higher brackets. Soviet ahead with efforts to solve interna- tional problems without regard to the Kremlin's views. A.new incident which fits into this of 'a ;Unite'd'States proposal four-power, conference to try to reach an understanding on something which American and So- viet occupation authorities have been unable to do. The Russians said they preferred to continue the negotiations' in Korea, a course American officials consider com- pletely hopeless. Serious consideration is being giv- en by some State department offi- cials to tossing the whole problem to the United Nations. The objec- tive would be to try to fix respon- sibility before the world for the failure of the two powers to carry out their promise of Korean unity and Independence. Balkan Turmoil Similarly, Marshall appears to be confronted with an early decision on whether to bring up in the U.N. the long series of Russian-support- ed communist maneuvers which have kept the Balkan nations in a state of political turmoil. In hungary the communists seized power there earlier this year and only last week held an election widely alleged to be fraudulent. In general, American officials say that while they would prefer not to burden the United Nations with such problems they probably will have little choice because it is ex- pected that the Soviets and their satellite representatives will fprce the issue with ptrong attacks on American policy. Parallel wltjh the assembly meeting it now seems probable that ten na- tions with a primary interest in a Japanese peace settlement may hold their initial meetings without Rus- sia. The Kremlin has rebuffed an American suggestion to broaden the base of Japanese peace making to include more than the great powers. Lie Cites Need For Freedom in Exchanging Facts Lie said today international understanding is impossible without a free ex- change of facts. The United Nations secretary- general was the principal speaker authorities their names as Fred Seno and Frank Nichols. Harvey Strader, Bo-owner of the cafe which had been robbed twice before in recent months, told police he and a bartender, a waitress and a flborman, had just left the vplace about a. m. Sunday when the three men accosted, them 5n the dark1 alley where. Strader's car was parked. The four were herded into the kitchen of the cafe where they and two cleanup men who had been left In the place were forced to sit around the table with their hands spread in front of them. Strader then was compelled at gunpoint to open the safe and hand over the weekend receipts. He esti- mated the total at more than 000. In a holdup at the cafe April 26 Al Wethe, night; manager, was shot and victims of Sunday's robbery said one of the trio boasted he had shot Wethe and would "get him" next time. In the second holdup, August 26, loot totaled Strader and his employes escap- ed from the refrigerator about an hour after the holdup by breaking down the door. Reporters touring the twin cities could find no central authority checking the death toll. Police and the military were con- ducting large scale evacuations of families in both cities. Governor General Lord. Mount- batten's bodyguard swung into ac- tion with armored cars in New Del- hi's Connaught circus area where the rumble, of'cannon-from the-ar- mored vehicles could "be heard- re- peatedly after noon. It was in that area, a business section, that violence erupted yesterday. The government imposed a cur- few on the trouble areas, issued an order prohibiting Sikhs from carry- ing knives or required by their than nine inches-long for the next ten days, and assigned a large number of special police magistrates to direct night patrols. Members of armed groups in ter- ror-torn regions of the eastern and western Punjab will be captured and placed in concentration camps, the new dominions of India and Pakis- tan announced today. The prime ministers said that members of armed groups would he shot down if caught engaging in disorders and asserted that the gov- ernments of India and Pakistan would take all steps to see that then- officials carried out the orders. at the same address. 17 Killed, 70 Hurt in Rio Bay As Boats Crash Rio dc least 17 persons were killed and 70 others injured in the collision of a.ferry- boat and .a launch Jn Guanabara bay last night. Seventeen bodies of men, w.oruen and. children, bad been the city morgue today. Rio dc Janeiro's first'old hospital said it had treated 55 of the injured and 15 others hod been cared for In a hospital at Nltheroi across the bay. The accident occurred a few hours after the IT. S. battleship Missouri left the bay with Presi- dent Truman and his family. The President is homeward bound from a visit to Brazil. St. Paul Man Dies After Stabbing St. near the heart with a seven inch kitchen knife, Walter Masscy, St. Paul, died in Ancker hospital early today. Police said they were holding, without charge, a woman who lived Memphis Girl Crowned 1947 Miss A merica Atlantic City girl who knows what she wants, the new Miss America is building her plans around marriage to a medical stu- dent already being greeted as "lucky guy" by his classmates, and the usual stage and screen contracts are going begging. Tall and brunette, Barbara Jo Walker, 21, of Memphis, Tenn., won the title, "Miss America, 1947" Sat- urday night over 54 girls represent- ing 39 states, 14 cities and Canada, A crowd of Jammed conven- tion hall to see her receive the crown from Marilyn Buferd of Los Angeles, Miss America of 1946. "I do not cure much for mov- Miss Walker said yesterday at her first news conference as reign- ing beauty. "Very few people are successful at it and 1 do not care to wait around Hollywood for years trying to be successful." To Marry With the scholarship she won, Miss Walker plans to complete her studies at Memphis State col- lege, marry John "Lucky Guy" Hummel, 23-year-old medical stu- dent at the University of Tennessee college of medicine, and then "I want to take my master's degree at university close to John's hos- pital.'.' "it takes about 12 years for a at the opening of the: world statistl-, tp explained cal congress, one of seven Allied, poised, .five-foot seven-inch nizations meeting here in the benuty ..The pageant people are first international statistical con- golng to arrange my schooling so ference since 1938. that j.u be near. nis hospital." Fifty-five nations are represented, Tnen sile may become a college but Russia is not. 'instructor in French and English. Lie made no reference to the So-; Before returning to Memphis Jate viet union's failure to take part in thls the new .Miss America will spend ten days beginning Sun- day as a guest of the Mexican gov- ernment during Mexico's independ- ence day celebration in Mexico City. Minnesota Girl Gets J3.MO Miss Walker, who said one of her eyes is brown and the other hazel, expressed herself on several subjects besides movies. "I do not like to see women smok- she said at the interview. "I don't think anyone can drink moderately. Our state is dry and some people take bottles with them when they go out and they seem to want to finish them before, they get home." She thinks calf length skirts are; all right for evening wear but "not I the sessions but said in his pre- pared address "the task ahead will 'require the combined efforts of all 'countries and of all organizations." New Coalition Forms in Greece Athens Two traditionally hostile Greek political parties were united today in a new government pledged to crush communist guer- rillas, following the inauguration last night of a Liberal-Populist cabinet headed1 by liberal themis- tokles Sophoulis. r Four Others Hurt in Crash Near Mabel Driver Control When Tire Blows Out Mabel, Minn. A Lft Crosse man was In a spec- tacular accident near here Satur- day evening when the five of a wedding party were thrown out of their car as it overturned on highway 44. Fatally injured was Ncls Sand- vlgcn. 63, who died at p. m. Saturday at the Spring Grove hos- pital, two j hours after the accident occurred miles cast of here. He died W a skull fracture and shock. Also injured were the dirver, Chester M. Peterson, 34; his wile. Mrs. Viola Peterson, about 30: Roy Sandvlgen, about 32, and his bride, Grace, all of La Crosse. Taken to According to the FUlmore county sheriff, Donald Cook, who Investi- gated, the Mabel ambulance took the elder Mr. Sandvlgen and daughtcr-ln-law of a day to the Spring Grove hospital and the other injured persons to St. Frandj hospital, after being treated by a Mabel physician. Mrs. Sandvigen was transferred to St. Francis Sun- day morning and their were reported good today. Sheriff -Cook said that all five icrsons spilled onto the highway when the accident occurred. said that two persons were thrown through side windows and three through the cloth roof of the 1932 model coach. All the windows" in the car, except the windshield ,wero broken. Started to Pass The sheriff said that Mr. Peter- son was driving east on highway 44 and had started to pass a series of three cars when he observed m oncoming car. He pulled back into his lane abruptly, the sheriff said. This blow and the car "jack-knifed." caused the left fear tire to out, said the sheriff, and Peterson lost complete control of the Sheriff Cook said that the rolled over sideways several times, coining to a stop on the roadway. The car did not collide with any other. The lost cor Jn the or three and the oncoming cur stopped to give nsKlstance. Sncrtff Cook arrived on the scene shortly after 7 p. m. Two Minnesotans were killed In weekend mishaps. John Norberg. 18, of Brook Park, was fatally injured near there Sat- urday night. Elizabeth Ames, 19, Austin, was killed early Sunday in a collision at the intersection of highways 18 and 218 near Floyd. lown. Nine oth- er persons wcro hurt. State Moose Elect Duluth Resident Dulutb, Minn. Fred K. Swanson of Duluth was elected new president of the Minnesota- Moose association Sunday concluding session of the associa- tion's annual three-day convention. Barbara Jo Walker, "Miss Sits on her throne in At- lantic City, N. J., after being crowned as Miss America 1947. CAJP, Wirephoto.) _________________ for the street and evening use." Other winners In the beauty stakes and the scholarships they won were: Elaine Mary Campbell, .22, brunette daughter of Bernard T. Campbell; city editor of The Minneapolis Times, Margaret Marshall, 18, of Toronto, first Canadian final- ist in the beauty pageant, Peggy June Elder, 18, Gadsden, Ala., and Laura Jean. Emery, 18, Salinas, Ryan New Secretary of Hormel Company Anxtin, Minn- George W. Ryan was appointed secretary of George A. Hormel Company, at meeting of company directors held today. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and vicinity: Local thundershowcrs and cooler tonight. learing and cooler Tuesday. Low tonight; high Tuesday 80. cloudy. Cooler south and west tonight and over entire state Tuesday. Diminishing winds tonight. cloudy tonight and Tuesday. A few scattered show- ers extreme north tonight. Cooler north and west Tuesday. Diminish- ing winds tonight. ____ LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 90; minimum. 68; noon, 80; precipitation, none. Observations for today: Maximum. 86: minimum. 70: noon, 84; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow nt TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max.Min.Pct. Chicago............. 85 70 Denver ..............92 59 Des Moines..........91 72 Duluth...............64 58 .10 Kansas City .........101 74 Minneapolis-St. Paul. 88 72 New York ...........88 71 Phoenix .............93 75 .02 The Pns 58 46 .64 DAILY B.IVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Change Red'Wing 34 2.6 0.0 Reads 12 32 Winona (C.P.) 13 5.1 La Crosse 12 4.6 Tributary Streams Black at NeiliVille.....2.7 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnberir) During the next 36 hours, stages will remain practically stationary throughout the district. Rises may occur in small tributaries north- ward from La Crosse, should heavy rains develop tonight.   

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