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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER >nd continued mild tonlirM and TtirAdny. c ONTRIBUTE To Wlnona'n Community Chest Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Prew Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47, NO. 207 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 20, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGE3 1 Dead, 7 Injured in Galesville Crash Boy, 3, Killed By Truck at Spring Valley Twelve Others in Minnesota Weekend Accident Fatalities By The Associated Press A three-year-old Spring Valley Minn., boy was among 12 Mlnne- sotans who lost their lives in plane and highway accidents over the weekend. He was Dennis Forrester son of Mr. an.-l Mrs. Frtincis For- rester, who was killed Instantly when he was hit by n gravel truck driven by Harry Schuchard, 47 Pltlnview. Minn., on highway 63 in Spring Valley. Dennis was on trie way to a store with his four-year-old brother to buy balloons and apparently ran in- to the path of the truck, Other victims: The Rev. Rclnholdt Schlcrnbeck, Sanbom. Minn., killed when an Illinois Central train struck his auto- mobile near Lyle, Minn. Ho was en route to his new pastorate at Charles City, Iowa. Crash of a light plane on a farm near Mllnca brought death to the pilot, Vernon Sanderson, 20, St Paul, and fatal injuries to his 10- year-old brother, Melvln, n passen- ger. The two had planned to visit their grandparents' farm. Vernon killed instantly and Melvin died about 6 a. m. today in Mllaca hos- pital of his injuries. William Portz, 23, and Edward J. Guvnor, 23. St. Paul, killed when their automobile missed a curve in St. Puul and hit a light pole. William Kocstor Brown. ST.. 38, his (ion, William Jr., 10, and Lcan- dcr E. Dcvnney, 40. all of St. Paul, killed when their car hurtled from n highway near Park Rapids Minn. Samuel H. Oldrlckscn, St. Paul, was srrlously injured. Emll Maypark, 72, Sttllwater, Minn., injured fatally when struck by an automobile, Gerald A. Austreng, 25, Minne- apolis, fatally injured when n cor in which he was riding missed a turn in Richfield, Minneapolis mb- urb. Ocnc W. Crrglon, IB. son of the principal of Crosby Junior High school, was killed, and three others Injured, ono seriously, in a collision Sunday night on highway 210 about three miles east of Deerwood. Orri- Bon was riding in a machine with John LaVictoric, 10, of Crosby, who, Joan Arton, 1G. also of Crosby, recovering from minor hurts In R Crosby hospital. Tho driver of the other car, Enrl KnUdson. 18, of Anoka. was in critical condition a- Bralnerd hospital. Two Student Die in Iowa Crash Traer, Two student pilots were killed Sunday when a small, single-engine airplane crashed on a form five miles northeast of here. The victims were identified as Wil- liam McNamee, 19. believed to be the pilot, and Leroy Brlggs, 21, both of Traer. Waseca, Foley Fire Losses Near Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Fair and continued mild tonight nnd Tues day. Low tonight 52; high Tuesday afternoon 83. fair with little change in temperature tonight and Tuesday. fair tonlghl and Tuesday. Cooler north portion tonight and northeast portion Tuus- General .De Gaulle drops his ballot In box at Colom- bey les Deux Ellses, France, in the municipal elections. Today It was conceded that candidates nominated by his party were in the lead. (A.P. Wlrcphoto via radio from Paris.) day. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for tho 24 hours ending at noon Sunday: Maximum, 75; minimum, 42; noon 74; precipitation, none. Official observations for tho 24 hours ending nt 12 m. today: Maximum, 77; minimum, 52; noon 7fi; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMTERATUKES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Free Bemldjl.............. 72 42 Chicago.............. 75 4C Denver 81 4G Los Angeles.......... 87 00 Miami 83 70 Minneapolis-St. Paul 78 55 Seattle 54 46 .10 Phoenix 97 00 Washington .........81 59 Winnipeg C4 43 DAILV RIVKR BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr, Slnco Toclny Change Reel Wing H 2.4 Liikr City C.O 12 13 3.3 4.1 2.5 3.1 5.3 10.1 .Rends mm 4, T. W. Dum 5. T. W. Dnm 5A. T. W. Winon.a fC.P.) Dam 6. Pool Dam 6, T. W....... 4.2 Dakota (C.P.) 7.5 Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T, W...... 1.8 La 12 4.8 Trlbulary Chippown at Durand. 1.3 Zumbro Thcilmnn Buffalo above Alma. Trcmprnlcuu nt Dodge Blucl: sit NeillsvIHc.. Black nt Galesville... Lft Crosse ut W. Snlem 1.8 Root at Houston....... 5.5 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnberft) During the next two days, there will be practically no change In the stages throughout this district. 2.0 J.O O.C 2.G 2.2 ,8 .2 .1 3 Escape When Floor Collapses couple and heir three-year-old son were not mrt when the second floor of their home collapsed, hurtling their beds o the floor below. William Swirsdlng, 40; his wife, Pauline, 28, and their son, William, were asleep when the rear of their lomo gave way. As the doublo bed and crib fell en feet in a shower of plaster, Swirsding threw himself across the hild to protect him from debris hnt continued to tfall. The second nnd third floors, the wall and a 30-foot section of his oof crashed with a jarring shock hat hurled a neighbor from his ied. There was no explanation of the collapse. Aurora Powdered Iron Plant Operations Begin Aurora, oper- ations in tho powdered iron Hollywood Un-American Trend Cited Thomas Refuses Move to Quash Stars' Subpoenas Washington Jack L. War- ner, Hollywood movie producer, told the House committee on un-Ameri- can activities today that people "with un-American leaning" have Infiltrated Into the movie Indus- try. But he carefully declined to soy under questioning from committee members that these people are com- munists and insisted on using the description When Robert E. Stripling, chief investigator for the committee, wanted to know where communists have invaded the film capital, War- ner said: "The answer is that there are people with un-American leaning." They are mostly in the "writing Warner added. "Would you admit there are cer- tain people in your studio, who are Stripling asked. Warner replied. Committee members present as the first session opened were Chair- -.....................raal1 J- Darnell Thomas (R.-N. J.) Company at Foley was swept by land Representatives McDowell (B.- Vail (R.-II1.) and (R.- Jack Warner Of Warner Brothers studio; Paul V. McNutt, chief counsel for the movie industry, and Louis B. Mayer of Metro-Gold- wyn studio, left to right, listen to a statement by Representative J. Parnell Thomas (R.-N. not shown, today at the opening at Washington D. C., of a House un-American activities committee inquiry into communist activities in the motion picture industry. wirephoto to The By The Associated Press Two Minnesota towns were hit by fires Sunday and estimates of the loss ranged from to 000, while smoldering .ashes in a brush and timber area near Ona- mla broke out in threatening flrcs and 200 volunteers fought to control them. The Hall Brothers Mercantile The Photo Above, taken by A. P. Glcre of Galesville, shows the wreckage of two cars after a head-on collision one mile east of Galesville Sunday afternoon. One woman was killed and seven, were Injured In the mishap. '_______ flames early Sunday and damage estimates ranged from to Cooperation St. Paul Governor Younjdahl, general chairman of the "keep Minnesota ffrccn" committee, today urged all MInnciotans to cooperate In the present critical forest fire sit- uation In the state. The two-story frame structure was destroyed, despite ef- forts of firemen from Foley, Mllaca and St, Cloud. Loss A two-story frame building hous- ing three' business firms was de- stroyed at Waseca late Sunday With the loss placed at to The structure housed the Buckley Appliance Company the Cor- Vail (R.-I11.) and Nixon (R.- Refuse to Quash Subpoenas Before Warner's testimony began, the committee refused to quash sub- poenas for IB Hollywood personali- ties called ns witnesses in tho in- quiry. Chairman Thomas declined to re- ceive n motion for that purpose from Robert W. Kenny, counsel for Actor Larry Parks and 18 writers and producers. Kenny was told to make the motion next week when his witnesses are scheduled to be heard and to file a statement of facts in the meantime. "This is certainly Kenny, n. former attorney general of California, remarked when ordered him to stand aside so the first scheduled witness could be called. "That is may ask one nor lunch and the Webber <te Tobln barber shop. The Waseca Journal and Lower liquor store In nearby buildings suffered damage .from fire, tlme tQ hear smoko and water. The blaze ap- parently started from a rubbish fire at the rear of the Buckley store, Breaks Out Again The Onamla brush and timber fire, once believed under control, broke anew late Saturday at two widely separated points. The fire already has charred an area of 80 square miles, according to Sheriff Bruce Milton wbo said at one time Saturday night one of the fires was burning on a three-mile front. The sheriff said that 200 volun- teers wore in the area and a fleet of trucks were carrying water into the tinder-dry second growth timber land which has had little rain since early July. The burned over area, he said, Is about 14 miles long and from four to six miles wide. 90-Mile Winds Lash Bermuda Hamilton, Winds estimated at 00 miles an hour bsat against Bermuda and churned heavy seas today, as the center of a tropical hurricane moved north, 75 miles off tho British colony. Some gusts reached 100 m.p.h. experimental pilot plant north of i The hurrlcane 'was expected to Aurora were under way today, with come withjn 50 miies of Bermuda tho start of wheels in the primary crushing plant. It is planned to crush about 000 tons of carbonlto iron ore to be placed in a stockpile near the pro- cessing plant. before continuing out to sea. No casualties were reported. (Weather bureau reports in Miami said the storm was expected to pass northward well away from the United States mainland.) was, at the start of the hearing. The 19 are among some two-score witnesses summoned by the commit- tee in its announced effort to show that communists have gained a foothold in .the movie industry and are using the screen to spread anti- American propaganda. Basis of Attack Kenny told reporters that In no event would he advise his clients to refuse to testify, but would In- struct them to answer "fully and frankly pertinent questions which are constitutional." He said his attack on the legality Plane Crashes Near Wabasha, 2 Aboard Not Hurt Wabasha, Minn. first airplane ride of her life ended suddenly for a St. Paul woman Sunday when the plane piloted by ier son, Marvin Staples, St. Paul, a mile south of here in a Aid to Europe Won't Drain (7.5., Krug Says By Jack Bell and John M. Hlghtower Washington The Truman administration marshaled a vast array of figures today designed to prove to Congress and the nation that this country can export the food, fuel and machinery western Europe is seeking for its proposed recovery program. A report from Secretary ol the Interior J. A. Krug, released by The crash happened at 6 p. m. as the Staples were returning to St. Paul from Mankato when the plane's engine began sputtering and they failed to gain altitude. They became lost and tried to make a landing in the Krye field off high- way 01. The plane hit the rough field and nosed-ovcr, breaking the propeller and smashing the wing tips and front of the plane. The plane was a Losconbc 85. The, couple returned to St. Paul by bus.j De Gaulle's Party Tops Communists By Robert Eunson Paris Candidates nomi- nated by General Charles de Gaulle's six-months-old Rally of the French People were lending in 29. out of 37 mfljoi; mu- es today as returns'from the White House, stated emphatical- ly that the United States will be able to deliver the goods for a aid program without impair- ing American resources. Some shortages will result, "but it is impossible to make a case tha the proposed aid program will have a serious impact upon our econ- Krug said. "Prom the stand- point of day-to-day drain, the ex- program is Just not consequen- balloting all over France. De 'Gaulle's party rolled in from held a sub- stantial lead over all other parties, Including the communists, in the early returns. "There's, no doubt about It, De Gaulle has said Maurice Schuman, parliamentary leader of the Popular Republican Movement asserted, however, that to success of the undertaking this country must save grain, retain export controls to make certain shipments reach the most needy countries and gear production nnd transportation facilities to a rate. high On Capitol hill, Republicans gen- erally adopted a let's-hear-more at- titude, but Senator Claude Pepper criticized the report as B "nibbling" approach. Pepper told reporters ho thinks the summary makes the "timid" as- sumption that only such help wli: be extended to western Europe as will not "inconvenience" the Ameri- can people. "That is only nibbling along the Job of winning the the Florida senator declared. "The ob- vious fact is that we cannot afforc not to help Europe and the rest of the world and that It is going to require some American sacrifices to (M.R.P.) which lost ground heavllyjget the Job done." Tip 1 In yesterday's voting. De Gaulle's R.P.F., although leading the com- munists, did not appear to have dented communist voting strength In any substantial amount. -Running on an anti-communist platform, and competing in a French election lor the first time, 38 He said his attack on the legality R p F Wa3 averaglng between 38 of the subpoenas is based mainly nd" 4Q t f the total votei A t-Vlo __ ii__ on the contention that the Investi- gation is unlawful because (A) "Its real purpose Is to control the con- tent of motion pictures through censorship and political Intimida- (B) The committee "is with- out constitutional power to censor the political, economic or social ideas of the American and (C) The committee has no right to "inquire into matters of thought, speech or opinion." Through Eric Johnston, president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors association, the in- dustry has announced it will wel- come a "fair" Investigation. It has engaged as its chief counsel Paul V. McNutt, former ambassador to the Philippines and one-time fed- eral security administrator, Mc- Nutt is widely regarded as an ex- pert on congressional committee procedure. as against 30 per cent for the Communists, 19 per cent for the Socialists and less than ten per cent for M.R.P. In the last municipal elections, M.R.P. fought It out with the Com- munists. Sunday's balloting was held to choose municipal councils In French localities. An estimated votes were cast. More Facts Pepper, who has urged a program of a year in foreign aid, does not always reflect the ma- jority viewpoint among his Senate Democratic colleagues. It was ob- vious that his ideas were at vari- ance with those of Republican mem- bers. Senators Ferguson and Brcwster (R.-Maine) told reporters they want to know many more facts than those covered in the Krug re- port. In submitting his findings, Krug told reporters that supply presents a far greater problem than deple- tion of American resources In car- rying out any foreign aid' program. The secretary pointed to current shortages in food, fertilizer, coal IJOOO. voces were case and mechanical equipment Tho early returns ..tllc most- cant that General do Gaulle, who ng th at tjjo most Speaker Of The House Joseph W. Martin, Jr., right, inspects one of two bull buffalo he shot in Custer State park in tho Black Hills of South Dakota where he was a guest of Republican Congressman Francis Case, left, of Custer, S. D. Hunt was followed by chuck wagon elk feed in the woods. (AJP. meant ___ ___ has been something of a political mystery man since he quit as head of the provisional government In January, 194G, had made ,a real political comeback. As one token of this comeback, he was elected mayor of the village of Colombey-Les-Deux-Egllscs, poll- Ing 112 out of 108 votes, even though ho was not a- candidate and Ills name was not on the ballot. Pierre de Gaulle, the general's brother, was elected to the munic- ipal council in Paris and is slated to be mayor. Premier Paul Rair.adior, a Social- ist, was re-elected mayor of De- sazeville, a village in central France, although third. his party was running Despite the lack of transportation in the strike-bound capital, crowds jammed the sidewalks of Paris last night to watch vote tabulations be- ing put up on electric sign boards nnd the old battle cry of the free French Gaulle, De Gaulle. DC heard In tho Place de L'Opcra. De Gaulle barnstormed the coun- try prior to the elections, attacking Soviet policy speeches. in many of his December Wheat Reaches Chicago A new since 1917 was established by wheat shortly before the noon hour on the board of trade to- day when the December contract sold at W, cents from the proceeding close. This eclipsed the previous high for this year of made first in March by the March delivery and again last week by the December delivery. The all-time hiph for any wheat future was made on May 11, 1917. Wheat has sold above today's price of ?3.06 !4 on only three days in the board's history on May 9, May 10 and May 11, 1917. troublesome problem of Breaking down major items, the Krug report held that wheat ex- ports in excess of last year's will not substantially impair the American food supply. It found that an over-all expan- sion of steel facilities is needed but must be delayed because it would take too much steel to build these now. It called for a 1948 production in- crease in coal, but conceded the box- car shortage will be n "definite handicap" in getting this cool to its destination. It found the same boxcar bottle- neck hampering the distribution of industrial machinery, which is "readily available for export." It called for special measures to divert some American fertilizers to Europe, finding that foreseeable ni- trogen production will meet only American demands otherwise. It found farm machinery produc- tion expanding rapidly so .that by next year 50 per cent could go over- seas, if, necessary. It predicted "localized" petroleum shortages in the United States this year, but looked for Increased im- ports later. The Krug report was not concern- ed with the financial aspects of the MarshaE plan but with the actual movement of goods out of the coun- try, and the Interior secretary said the survey gave evidence that this would not Increase the rate of Am- erican exports. In fact, he said, exports have been gradually declin- ing and the effect of the aid pro- gram might be to keep them near the former fates. Wisconsin Wallace Committee Forms Milwaukee Formation of a "Wisconsin Citizens for Attend Alma Fall Fete Closing than persons attended Community day hero Sunday, closing dny of Ihc three-day Alma Fall Festival, whlcl1 started Friday with the dedication of the world's largest cooperatively- owned steam electric plant, owncc by the Dalryland Power Coopera- tive. David Heimer, 16, Nelson, son o: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hclmer, topped 29 other entrants to win the Stair- way to Stardom radio domination contest Sunday evening. David, who also won an award i Saturday's 4-H Achievement day the fete, played the-piano; He was picked the winner by audience ap- plause. Master of ceremonies for the con- test was Cedric Adams, Minneapolis newscaster. David will receive an all-expense audition at Minneapolis at tho regular Stairway to Stardom program. Cedric also picked LyJe Heck, E Claire baritone ,who sung "Water to make a Minneapolis audi- tion. More than 500 Buffalo county 4-H'ers attended Saturday's Achievement day. Awards were made to more than 400 of the 4-H'ers for completing their sched- uled work and for other honors. Awards were made by Verne E, Vamey, assistant state 4-H leader, Congressman Merlin Hull, Black River Falls, gave an address. Miss Mary Ann Kinney. Buffalo county home agent, and Vem Hendrickson, Buffalo county agent, were in charge of tile day's events, Co-sponsors of the Alma Festival ,rere the Chamber of Commerce and ;he American Legion. An estimat- ed persons attended the three- day event. Boston Cheers Arrival of Bibb Boston Back again on the and they never expected to reach, 69 survivors of the ill-fated Ber- muda Sky Queen headed for their homes today as the Civil Aero- nautics board prepared an all-out investigation of the near-disaster :n the mountainous North Atlantic. The const guard cutter Bibb, which wrote maritime history In effecting the rescue of every man, woman and child on the plane which was ditched 800 miles off Newfoundland last Tuesday because of a gasoline shortage, brought the Sky Queen's erstwhile passengers to Boston Sunday. The Welcome mile run "Station the coast guard code for ts weather station where the fly- ng boat came down, ended in one of the wildest demonstrations since the first troopship came home from the recent war. From the entrance to Boston, har- bor to Constitution wharf, It was a continuous round of salutes from other craft. Whistles were tied down. Flreboats sent up vari- colored streams of water. Thousands of relatives, friends and folks who Just came down to end a cheer, met the rescued and heir saviors at the dock. Overloading One and all, .the survivors, many jlnd in dungarees, shouted their Braises of the crew of the Bibb. Too, hey couldnt say enough about the lirmanshlp of Captain Charles vlnrtin of Miami, pilot of the ;ky Queen. At the same time, however, some La Crosse Woman Dies In Wreck Bluff Sidingr Man, Driver of One Vehicle, Questioned GalesvUlc, Wis. Mrs. Lawrence Stafford, 22, La Crosse. was killed and seven other persons injured in a collision of vehicles driven by her husband and Frank Wieczorek, Bluff Siding, one mile southeast of here on highway 35 Sunday about p. m. An inquest into the deatli opened this afternoon at Whitehall. Trempealeau county authorities questioned the Bluff Siding man this morning preliminary to the Inquest. Trempealeau Cocnty Coroner Martin A. Wiemcr called a six-man Jury which was taken immediately to the scene of the accident. Also accompanying the coroner and members of the Jury panel were Dis- trict Attorney LaVern G. Kostaer and Trempealeau County Sheriff Basil Erickson. Following the Visit to the acci- dent site, the inquest was adjourned and will be resumed October 28 at the Whitehall courthouse. Jury members sworn in today in- cluded Adolph Hanson, Ole Halling- stad, B. M. Skogstad, Ralph Ras- musou, Joel Haugh and Clarencs H. Johnson. Injured Stafford vehicle occu- pants were: Mr. Stafford, 24, broken Jaw, cuts, chest Injuries, ribs broken, possible hip and left shoulder Injuries. David Stafford, one nnd one- half yean old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stafford, possible fntcturcd skull. Roy Smith, 43, La. Crosne. father of Mrs. Stafford, Mrs. Roy Smith, 52, shock. cuts. Rachel Smith, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, cuts. Injured Wiecaorck vehicle occu- pants were: Marjorle Ramsey, 19, La Crooc, MlH Betty Hanson, 18, Crone, cuts. According to reports received by Trempealeau county authorities, Mr. Wieczorek was returning to Bluff Siding from La Crosse, when a car directly to front of him turned Into a farm road. To avoid hitting tha automobile, other lane he swerved hitting the into the Stafford vehicle head-on. The were returning to La. Crosse. Tile injured were taken to a La, Crosse hospital, and Jt was reported that those still confined were Mr. Stafford, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. David Stafford and the two La Crosse girls. The vehicle that turned Into the Young farm road to buy apples dis- appeared following the accident. Names of its occupants were not earned. Trempealeau county authorities -Wisconsin uicizens ior waiiace f pa5sengers charged the sea- committee which plans the entrance .__. of a lull slate of delegates in the spring presidential preferential pri- mary committed to the candidacy of Henry A. Wallace was announced today by John Gminski, who said ho had been named the group's ex- ecutive director. plane had been "overloaded." William Bostcck, Shell Oil Com- pany employe, a. survivor, said a declaration was signed by all but three of the plane's adult passen- gers, asking "Why planes of this type are allowed, to investigating the accident were District Attorney LaVem Kostner. Arcadia; Traffic Officer Henry Theurer, Arcadia, and Coroner Mar- tin Wicmer, Independence. Other Accidents Combination of hunting trips and ideal weather brought crowded lighways to Wisconsin over the weekend, with traffic mishaps tak- ng the lives of seven other persons. Ralph Rcehl, 22. of Milwaukee, was killed when the car in which ie was riding struck a utility pola nnd overturned near Pond du Lac. A companion was critically injured, ured. Injuries suffered when he was struck by a car in Milwaukee proved fatal to Joseph Calver, 51, MUwau- :e. Mrs. Edgar Pahl. 59, of Browns- ville, was fatally injured in the col- ision of her car with a bus at Ughway intersection near Theresa. Ervin Fischer, 35, of Knowlcs, was killed Saturday night as he walked along a highway south of Juncau and was hit by n car. Frank Fnrnsworth. GO, retired Dane county farmer, was killed Sat- urday night by a hit-run driver while walking on a highway near Hadison. Henry J. Miller, 67, of Peshtigo, vas injured fatally at a grade cross- ng near there yesterday when bis milk truck was struck by a passen- ;cr train. An unidentified pedestrian was in- ured fatally yesterday when he was struck by a car on highway 45 near Fond du Lac. Police said the man. about 23. carried only a baptismal certificate made out in a foreign anguagc for Identification. British Parliament Session Closes George VI. ormally ending one of the busiest jarliamcntary sessions in British listory, declared today that na.- ional economic recovery cannot be ichieved without international co- peration. The king's prorogation vritten by ministers of the labor ovcmmcnt and read by Lord ewitt, the lord viewed the legislative year. Tomorrow the king will appear before a joint meeting of the House of Commons and the House of Lords to open a new parliamentary ses- sion, third since the socialists carne to power in 1945. 'My government has been fully aware that our own difficulties can- not be overcome except In con- junction with other governments." the address said.