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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                EATHER mtrlf tonight. N EWS PICTURES Best In Local and Wirephotw Daily Full Lewed Wire New. Report of The Member of the Audit Bureau of WINONA. MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 11. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES VOLUME 47. NO. 174 V Council Vote on Latsch Harbor Asked Marshall Won't Say 'Yes' Cost May Be 19 Billions Estimate Given by Delegate to Paris Economic Meeting Faris participant In the economic conference says the 16 western European nations in- volved will seek slightly less than in United States aid under the Marshall plan to enable them to buy food and productive equipment abroad in the next four This participant, who asked that his name and nationality' be with- held, predicted last night that the general committee for cooperation would arrive at this figure by trim- ming on estimate of its subcommit- tee on balances of payment. He xald the general committee prob- ably would begin studying the sub- committee report today. Deficit of The subcommittee, the Informanl reported, figured western Europe's balance-of-payment deficit for 1048 through 1851 at figure the general committee la expected to reduce. If a country needs more Imports from other countries than It can pay for -with exports or available cred- it a balance-of-payment deficit with those countries. The conference participant awd subcommittees on food and agri- culture, transport, fuel and energy md iron and calculated that the nations in the four years need consumer and capital foods worth from the western hemisphere. Break Down Part of this, he sold, could be obtained with exports or surplus- nayment balances abroad, but there still would remain worth, by estimate of the subcom- mittee on .balances of payment which western Europe would have no mean, of paying for without V S'He 'laid tho in needed itoods was broken down in this way: Food, feed and fertilizer farm machinery 118.000.000. cool and other solid petroleum prod- Iron and timber mining machinery electrical equipment petroleum machinery rteelmaklng equipment Inland transport cqulpmen other unspecified 1m And He Won't Say 'No' 'Draft Eisenhower for Clubs Deplored by Chief of Staff Whether General Dwlght D. Elsenhower accept Republican presidential nomination remained unanswered today despite the army chief of staffs rap at Draft Baling with the 1948 presi- U. N. Atomic Body Second Report The Unitec atomic energy commission today adopted its second report to wcurlty council by a vote o ten to one with Russia opposed am Poland abrtalnlng. The ballot cam after the United States and th Soviet union bitterly accused each other of impeding tho work of th commission. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and ahowers late thla afternoon or carl tonight. Cooler tonight wit low 60. Friday, fair and cool, hig 78. Minnesota: Clearing north an west tonight and southeast earl p-rlday. Cooler cost and south to night. Moderate temperatures Frl day. Diminishing winds tonight. Wisconsin: Most cloudy and cool er tonight with occasional shower or thunderstorms extreme southeas early tonight. Clearing and rathe cool Friday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 2 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 88; minimum, 07; noon 78; precipitation. .17; xun sets to night at sun rises tomorrow TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min, PC Bemldji 76 55 DCS Molncs Duluth International Pal s Mpls.-St. Paul New Orleans New York DO 83 72 86 80 8C GC 62 5G 67 75 74 .70 .19 .16 21 .04 DAILY RIVEK BULLETIN Stage 24-Hr Today Chang -I- Lftke City........6.0 -t- Reads ...........3.3 -f- Dam 4. T.W......4.0 Dam 5, T.W.....2.4 Dam 5A, T.W. ..3.2 Winona 5.3 Dnm G. Tool.....10.1 Dam 0. T.W.....3.0 Dakota ..........7-1 Dam 7, Pool......0.2 Dam 7. T.W......1.6 La Crosse.......4.5 Tributary Streams Chippcwa at Durand 2.5 Zumbro at Thcilman Buffalo above Alma 2.2 Trempcaleau at Dodge 0.8 Black at Nclllsvlllc 2.G Black at Oalcsvlllc 2.3 LA Crosse at W. Salem Root at Houston 6.0 RIVEK FORECAST (From to Guttenberc) During the next 24 hours, thcr be little change above Lak Pepln but, due to Increased flov from the Chippcwa, the gates will b opened slightly from Alma to Prairie du Chien, causing rises o .1 to 2 foot in the upper pools i itrctch of tho river. Rita Banford, above, 11, liked the Vatican, choir she heard on the radio so well she tried to call Pope Plus XH from her home In Los Angeles. Calif., and tell him so. She didn't get to talk to the Pope, but she was con- nected with Monsignor Carroll, promised to relay her com- pliments. Her mother thought it was a gag when Rita told her nbout it, checked with the tele- phone company and found it by worth. be attracted into spending his hard- earned dollars or time on this." But when asked what he thought of a September 7 article by Koy A. Roberts, president of the Kansas City Star, which raised the question of whether Eisenhower would run if nominated, the general replied: 'He Doesn't Say No' "I'm going to be a party to no conniving and no one is going to run me. I don't see where a man has to cross a bridge and answer a hypothetical question." This brought a comment from H D Spalding, chairman and treasurer of the recently organized, 'Draft Eisenhower for President League" here, that his group is go- ing ahead anyway. "He still didn't say Spalding told a reporter. Roberts, in his Kansas City Star 1 the belief that if thera. was an "honest draft that came from the people without con- niving and intrigue the general would accept." Landon Letter At New York today Eisenhower said at a news conference he would not be a "party" to any draft move- ment anything artificial." There to visit Columbia univer- sity, whose presidency he will as- sume next year when he retired Roberts, in ms js.ansas Bevln sald, -t] article, expressed the belief that partnes, that we are a third- "VinnpQfc Hrafc tftat President Let Off Easy in Equatorial Hazing Aboard the TJ.S.S, Missouri with Freildcnt assistants got the works, but Presi- dent Truman was let off easy today in tho traditional hazing ceremony at tho crossing of the equator. King Neptune, mythological god of the zeas, only required Mr. Tru- man to make a speech to become n full fledged "shellback" instead of a vile landlubber and polliwog." Paddling, ducking and other in- dignities were saved for th6 presi- dential aides, such as John B.-Stecl- man. The chief executive was only one of some on'this battleship.who faced the hazing which seagoing men inflict on shipmates who arc not or veterans of a pas- sage over the line. Mr. and Mrs. Truman wore bakers caps us the only article of the unl-j form customarily required of polli- wogi. Others in .the presidential party went all out, including daugh- ter, Margaret, who appeared In a sou'wester .hat and raincoat Bevin Urges Revival of Lend-lease Economic Recovery Only Hope for Europe, He Says Foreign Min- ister Secretary Ernest Bevin's lat- est proposal for solving Europe s enonomic Ills is that. the United States revive wartime lend-lease. In a short talk here last night, he recalled his September 3 sug- gestion that the U. S. redistribute the gold buried at Fort Knox, Ky., where it has stored some or its gold supply. "I do not mind whether it is lease-lend or he went on. "But all I say is you can't get settlement in the world unless we get these economic Conditions His lend-lease idea, which he, did 3t amplify, was tossed out in an Legionnaires bound for Eu- war cemeteries. The vis- itors were dinner guests of the Brit- ish Legion. "The United States have decid- that we are the from the xarmy, hower said: General Eisen- 'It has been pointed out there Is no such thing possible in Ameri- can politics as a draft unless the draft is an artificial stimulant. I am not going to be a party to any such draft or anything artificial.' The Elsenhower news conference was held shortly after a letter by Alt M. Landon, 1930 Q.O.P. presi- dential candidate, tp. Columnist Raymond Moley regarding Eisen- hower's availability' for the 1048 nomination was made available to the press.. Asked whether he had seen a copy, tho general said. "I'm not aware of it. I met Gov- llrnor Landon once. What his ideas nre I don't know. I've told people (Continued on Page 7, Colnmn '5) EISENHOWER Cannon Falls Boy, 8, Killed When Wind Tops Barn Cannon Fulls, Gerard Zimmerman, eight, was killed last night when a wind durinr a ralnntorm topped the barn where he, his father and a brother were milking about 8p.m. John Zimmerman, the father, escaped unhurt aa did Leonard, hlx 11-year-old ,son. Gerard was caught between a milk can and lome heavy timbers and crushed to death, Goodhuc County Coroner Clinton Llnd- said. Costlier Meat, Grain Curbs Seen As Result of Reduced Corn Crop rate power." This was an evident reference to recent London newspaper stories that the U. S. State department, in a report to congressmen now in has classified Britain as no longer an "equal" in the "Big Three." "Let me say to you, my dear the foreign secretary declared, "We may be short of dol- lars but we are not short of will. We will win through. We won't let you down." Washington officials commented that lend-lease could not be resumed without authority from Congress, which is not scheduled for a reg- ular session till January, although ply today. By Milt Dean Bill ny iruub f WashWton-W-The last hope that a revived corn crop might ease or remove the threat of less and costlier meat next year all but faded today. With harvest time Witn .narvest ume iv, 11 determine the size of the 1948 meatjBupgjy talk of a special session now is circulating. Storm Knocks Out Virginia's Water Supply Virginia, it rained, Virginia had no water sup< y today. Schools were forced to close and householders dependent on the They added, however, that Secre- municipal waterworks for their tary of State George C. Marshall's 'needs were going to Eveleth and to plan for aid to Europe, now wells and springs for cook- elaborated, might turn out to have i mg and drinking supplies, somo semblance to lend-lcasc. The trouble developed as follows: Virginia had a heavy rainstorm _ a EgyptiansAttempt To Set Fire to British Consulate crowds tried to set nre to the British consulate and destroyed the statue of Fer- dinand de Lesseps, the French en- gineer who built the Suez canal, in violent demonstrations today against the United Nations security rated as the smallest astrous 1936 drqught. The Agriculture department yes- terday put the figure at bushels as of September i, a 27 per cent drop from last year's record output and the second consecutive decline since July 15. OSicials estimated earlier in the season that a harvest of at least bushels would be neces- sary to maintain meat production near the present high level. Livestock Sales Heavy But the rains that could have boosted the output did not come. The immediate effect on the drop- council's failure to troops out of Egypt. order British The demonstrations occurred at Port Said, in the British-occupied canal zone, and at the coastal city of Alexandria.. Cairo, for the most part, was quiet.- The demonstrators began march- ing through Port Said soon after news of the security council's fail- ure to reach a decision in the Brit- ish-Egyptian case became known, I shouting "Down with the security council; down with Britain; long live Egypt and the Sudan; long live Russia, Poland and Syria." Egyptian police prevented the Port Said crowd from firing the British consulate there, after which the demonstrators proceeded to a British camp on Kitchener street, but Egyptian police surrounded the area and prevented a possible clash there. Soven-Ycar-Old Ralph all decked out in his party hat, clutches toys and gifts before his birthday celebration at his home in Philadelphia. The boy. suffering from a kidney ailment, has been a hospual patient most of the past five years. He permission to go home for the party. (A.P. Wlrephoto.to The Be-_ publican-Herald.) Tuesday night. This knocked out the power facilities used to operate pumps in the Mesabl mountain iron mine pit, source of the municipal water supply. As a- result, citizens' continued use of water soon drain- ed the city's two reservoirs. The rain also washed ore dust into the Mesabi pit, muddying the water. So when power was restored and the pit pumps resumed opera- tion the filters soon became clogged, forcing a shutdown until filters could be cleaned and the roiled water cleared. With more rain falling yesterday and last night, and more in pros- pect today, there was little hope that pumping could be started to- day. to market. If tills happens, Agriculture de- partment officials said the increase ,n current supplies may brine: prices down they decline to guess how much. Next spring, however, farmers will have fewer cattle to sell for slaught- er, and the animals they do mar- (Contlnucd on Pasre 7, Column 2) COSTLIER World Series To Start Sept. 30 Or October 1 World series will begin Tuesday, September 30 in Yankee stadium if the New York American' league club and the Brooklyn team of the National league win the pennants in their respective circuits. Should the St. Louis Cardinals 'win in the National league and the Yankees in the American, however, the series would open October 1 at Yankee stadium. Two games would be played there. October 3 would be an open date to enable the clubs to go to St. Louis. Games would be played in St. Louis on October, 4, 5 and 6. Should additional play be needed, October 7 would be an open date so the. clubs could go back to New York for the end of the series. If the Dodgers and Yankees are C-47 Crashes Near Denver With 3 Aboard army C-47, frwin- cnglned cargo plane with a crew of three crashed 30 miles south thg World serjes contenders, the of Denver early today, public rela-jnrst twQ Baroes wm fce played at tions officers at Lowry Field stadium, the next three at ported. They said the three were killed when, the transport crashed Into Spruce mountain near the town of Castle Rock. Wreckage of the aircraft, bound from Hobbs, N. to Lowry Field, was found by Sheriff John Ham- mond of Castle Rock after it was reported to him by a bus driver who saw it from the highway. .Hammond estimated the plane crashed late last night during a wind and rain storm. Hogs Sell for at Chicago Chicago Choice hogs sold today for as trade at Union stockyards opened. This broke the all-time record high- est price of S30 set February 25 on the Chicago market. Butter sold at today in nemo New York stores, and at 90 to 96 In others, but every- where clcrka told worried housewives: "It'll be higher tomorrow." Wholesale prices Jumped two and a half cents a pound. A leadline grocery chain, which held Its price at 90 cents today "That means we'll have to raise it tomorrow." Ebbets fleld, Brooklyn, and the final two, if needed, at Yankee sta- dium. The decisions were reached at a meeting today between baseball Commissioner A. B. Chandler and representatives of the leading clubs in the two pennant chases. Three Killed in N. D. When Car Rams Truck Carrlnpton, N. toll in a car-truck crash near Sykeston last night rose to three this morn- ing when Robert Johnson, Bowdon youth, died In a Carrlngton hospi- tal. Two Bowdon brothers, Marvin Johnson, 19, and Duane, 17, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Melvln Johnson, were killed in the crash. Robert Johnson was their cousin. Two other Bowdon youths who were in the car are In the hospi- tal here. James BrynJuJson Is still In cri- tical condition, hospital attendants said. Dallas Kelm, the least hurt, was reported in "fair" condition. Their car rammed the back of a cattle truck S. 52 two miles west of Sykestoii. Owatonna State School Barn Destroyed by Fire Owatonna, Minn. Fire, kind- led by lightning, gutted and destroy- ed early today the large modern cattle barn at the Owatonna state school for the deaf In one of the most spectacular fires in Owatonna for 'years. Damage was estimated at between and- The blwe was discovered afte: midnight- by William Krause, night watchman, who was reported to said that lightning entered the S One Killed, 21 Hurt As Buses Crash in Chicago At least one- person was killed and 40 injured today when two crowded double-decked Chicago; Motor Coach Company buses collided on Lake Shore drive. Passavant hospital reported the death and said many other passen- gers were given emergency treat- ment Other nearby hospitals also reported receiving injured passen- SCpolice said a loop bound Sheri- dan road limtled of the bus line rammed into the rear of an Outer drive limited, also southbound. One of the two crowded vehicles then struck a tree and a lamp post. Boy, 22 Months, Electrocuted by Lamp in Duluth Report to War department Being Held Up Finance Committee Hears Request for Tax Hike The city council's finance com- mittee, faced with an. judget calling for a tax Increase of about during the year be- ginning next April 1, heard Wed- nesday evening at Its first budget meeting that Jt must make an early decision on the. location ol a small- boat harbor. Already committed to build an access road to the river near the Armour Company property, the ouncll last night had a request rom Dr. D. T. Burt. chairman or ,he Winona Community Planning icuncil's small-boat harbor commit- ee, to "get going" and decide if wants the federal government assist in the development of. a. larbor on the upper end of Latsch. sland. Dr. Burt said that the St. Paul district of the War department corps of engineers had Informed ilm that the city must Immediately decide on that site or the engineers submit an unfavorable report. Engineer Reports The council, laboring to reduce the 1947-48 budget, also heard a report from City Engineer Carl W. Prank that he estimates it. would cost to build a steel revet- ment at the site for the commercial larbor, development of which has jeen urged by a local Industrial froup. The budget under consideration has allocated for the river access road in the East End. but it does not include sums for a Latsch sland harbor or the commercial larbor. Besides for the continued development of the airport the only other large Improvement sum in the proposed- budget Is for new storm sewer construction. The board of education budget, as submitted to the council lor ap- proval, is up about over tha current year, the fire fund Is up about (principally because of for a new fire station) the-pollce- fund is up about- because. thn addition of six Both, dcpart- of trubarn and followed ments would get a WO month a straight path to the north end The entire roof went up in flames almost Instantly. Only seven of the 28 calves in tin south end ol the barn were token Horn the burning structure. Earlier two bulls and ten cows were remov- ed safely. Cattle loss was estimated at Merle Indvick, head dairy- man said. The school's Holstcin herd Is rec- ognized as one of the finest in Min- nesota. Registry records were saved The blaze was fanned by a west- erly wind and at times iroperilcc cottages which house approximately 400 children. At 4 p. m. this morning all th firemen were still fighting the blaze which had been confined to th- casement. Dnluth, Minn. 22-month- old boy, Anthony P. Buttrick, was electrocuted about 6 p. m. yester- day when he tipped over a. floor lamp in the home ol his grandpar- ents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Turn- quist, 130 North 07th avenue west. The county coroner said the child was killed almost instantly after coming in contact with the lamp's 110-volt wire. Formal Treaty Signing Sept. 15 British foreign office announced Wednesday the Al lied peace treaties with the five for mer Aix satellite states would b ratlfled formally in Paris and Mos cow September 15. A foreign office spokesman salt Russia, France and the Unitec States all appeared agreeable to a British suggestion for the simul taneous deposit cf instruments o ratification. Paid in Vet Monthly Washington The govern jnent Is paying compensation pensions at the rate of a month to veterans of all wars and peacetime service and t 6f their dependents, th Veterans administration announcer today. _____ This Car Was One of scores damaged Tuesday night at Hibbine as they were stranded in deep water after a six-hour downpour The more than eight inches of rain forced both train and highway traffic to halt. Increase per man under the new tmdget. These three funds account for about of the boost in the budget as submitted by City- Recorder Roy G. Wildgrube, who prepared it from budgets submitted y department heads. Noting where the largest increases were, the committee, with, all but one member of the council attend- ing, agreed to.invite the board of education and the board of fire and police commissioners in for conferences. The fire and polico aoard has been invited to next Mon- day night's meeting and the board of education may be invited to September 29 meeting. The council also deferred dis- cussion on all salary increases, re- questing the city recorder to pre- pare a list of all city with the exception of the board of education their classification and salaries. This was done at The suggestion of Fourth Ward Alderman Stanley WIeczorek. For tho past several years the council has resolved each spring, at the time when salaries are set for most city employes, so examine the entire salary schedule. However, the time limit prevented such a thorough examination, and Alderman WIeczorek suggested that cow, when the budget is being considered, is the proper time to examine the schedule. Actual expenditures of all city the schools be considerably above tha proposed tax levy of That figure, incidentally. Is computed using as the value ol the 1947 tax mill. The 1S4C mill value was and City Assessor H. M. Scherer has suggested that the new value will be about The tax levy of is the remandcr after the various de- partments have estimated their revenues during the fiscal year be- ginning next April 1, the revenues (Continued on Page 3, Colnmn 1) COUNCIL 'Jake the Barber' Loses Appeal for Prison Release 1 Federal Judge Ounnar H. Nordbyc today dismissed the petition of John (Jake the Bar- ber) Factor for a writ of habeas corpus by which he sought release from federal prison. Factor, serving a ten-year sen- tence for participation in a swindle involving use of.the mails in whisky warehouse receipt deals, had told the court he pleaded guilty because he feared Chicago gangsters were gunning for him. At the hearing on his petition. Factor testified members of the Roger Touhy gong kidnaped him in 1934 and tortured him until ransom was paid. He told of testify- ing against the gangsters following their capture. He sold they threat- ened revenge and that he feared for His life when Touhy and Basil Ban- ghart escaped from the Illinois pen- itentiary in 1942.   

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