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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER c ONTRIBUTE To TCInona'g Community Cheat Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 212 WINONA. MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 25. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Arson Evidence In Eastern Fires Homeless; Death Toll Mounts to 18 Harbor, Maine Police today sought to link one or more arsonists with Maine's devastating Jorest fires of the past several days after evidence purportedly hod been uncovered that some of tho out- breaks had been act. Already seven communities have been destroyed, damage has passed the mark In Maine alone, and an estimated per- sons have been made homeless. In Massachusetts, Royal A. daw, 24. was arrested for arson and sen- tenced to two months In the house of correction utter admitting he set a fire "on a durc" In tho North Rending woods. Police in WllminKtou reported they were quentlonlng two boys about fires there. The Red Cross said the homeless- displaced list might rcnch 6.000 and estimated that at least 600 perma- nent homes vanished in flames, to- cether with hundreds of cottages. Death Toll 18 Police investigation of tho arson angle came as weary firefighters appeared to bo gaining mastery over blazes throughout Now Eng- land which contributed toward a national death toll of 18. Even as Joseph A. P. Flynn, chief of tho Maine's insurance depart- ment's arson division wild ho had "well-grounded suspicions that gome of the fires have been police at Blddcford reported they were questioning a suspect. youth was picked up after Biddeford police became suspicious of a fire which forced of two hospitals, Fire Chief Arthur S. O'Brien of President Asks Prompt Aid Action U. S. Depression, Disaster in Europe Held Alternatives N By John M. High tower Tru- mnn confronted the Kepubllcan Congress today with a demand for "prompt and courageous action" to halt runaway prices at home and snatch Europe back from the edge of economic disaster. With this demand he coupled a sharp warning of his conviction JUy Gene Cinnamon, above, 19-year-old Qarber, Okla., youth, was named "Star Farmer of America" at tho 20th annual convention of the Future Farm- ers of America nt Kansas City, Mo. Cinnamon, by winning tho title, was awarded by tho weekly Kansas City Star. (A.P. J Stassen Urges 5-Point Plan i For Nation E. Stas- candle had been burning within Friday night advanced a five-point an Inch of dry Pino needles whon on which ho urged tho na- t TT.O. bv tWO Oirl ScOUtS "rnirnrrillun of tiartV an men 01 ary puiu uircuica program on wrucn no uigta. Jt was discovered by two Girl Scouts Uon to unltc "regardless of party -form Its T5rCS- __ on a farm. He described Its pres ence as a "clear cut caso of tho of a firebug." Seventh Communit or other differences." In an address before a meeting sponsored by tho Veterans of For- ocYouvii clgn Warn, Stassen said If tho goal Deputy Sheriff Ralph C. Hosmer of unity were obtained "there are of Standlsh said burning wood grounds for sober optimism that we had been found nonr n. cnn a future of expanding wood lot In that town but had boon frcodorn nnd steady progress for made harmless. Ourselves and others without trag- Last night Maine oaw its seventh ody Or a third world war." community (jo up in tiny hamlet of Unionvllle in Wash Incton county Turkey, Russia Exchange Charges lake Success The Soviet union and Turkey prepared today to bring Iho diplomatic maneuvers HI. were: of Hitler's agents toston county. "i-Maintaln a strong domcsUc Nations debate on Russian charge? Tho firs stopped at the Joneiboro economy with high production and of "warmongering in tnoumiou border, veered toward Machlas and falr dilution on the basis of In- States. .The two country, j.._l vnarin TVIKJllhlfi nnr.tpd tO ClaBrl OVOr WI1O leveled several buildings. Trejea ocvcrin UUMUIJJBO, cuvjauai irocuuiii JIIOUH Bar Harbor, of a small-scale through modern capitalism. finnORT- ttft flfnTlB Dunkerquu Thursday night, appear ed like a "ghost town" today. Palatial onoe tho Amnrlcu. places of the millionaires' summer ujj playground, lay in ruins. Haggard tlon in our country -with full respect men walked listlessly around, sock- f0r constitutional rights and civil IDE some trace of their property. Fear today centered arounc Northeast Harbor, a few miles from (Continued on Tare 3. Column 2. ARSONISTS Bavaria Exempts Men From Service in War Munich Bavaria, now has is believed to bo the firs' statute in German history permit' ting citizens to refuse to tako part In war. The law passed unanimously by the Bavarian "No citizen of the sUito or any person with the same rights is ob- liged to participate actively or pas- sively in war activities against his No damage of any kind. may result for him." Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and cloudy tonight and Sunday. Warm n Sunday. Lowest tonight highest Sunday afternoon 70. 58; Minnesota: Purtly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Somewhat warmer Sunday, Wisconsin: Mostly cloudy with little change In temperature tonight Sundny partly cloudy and somewhat warmer. LOCAL WEATIIKK Official observations for the 24 hours ending nt 12 m. today: Maximum. 56; minimum. 52; noon 53; precipitation, .53; nun sets to- nSght at nun rises tomorrow at TKMI'EKATUKES KLSKWPEUE Mux. Min. Prec. Des Molnes 56 Duluth 45 Los Angeles 84 Miami 81 Minnfapolls-St, Paul 52 New York 02 Phoenix 85 Rcclna 38 44 40 42 00 77 48 45 40 20 38 ,4 DAILY RIVEK BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr, Stngo Today Change Red WinK 14 HfitHf. 12 4. T.W....... 6. 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