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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W BATHER g InU c ONTRIBUTE To Wlnonn'i Community Chert Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 214 WINONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 28, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES State Assures Survey for Highway 61 Along South Shore of Lake Winona U f M 1 Grain Saving Goal Assured Obtained From By Sterrllnit f. Green Washington The citizens food committee today estimated that it is 35 per cent along tho way toward President Truman's goal of savins bushels of grain for the relief of winter distress In Europe. Industry pledges will account for some bushels in the next 60 days, a committee official said taut most of tho rest must come from public self-denial and in farm savings of grain fed to livestock. In the hope of tapping another industry source. Committee Chair- man Charles Luekman will moot shortly with meat packing repre- sentatives. the official disclosed. Meantime the White House and of both parties made plans for tho November 17 special newlon of r-ongreM which Mr. Tru- man hopes will furnish about to get tho grain and other products overseas while set- ting up controls against Inflation at home. Taft Culls Meeting Senator Robert Taft of Ohio candidate lor the O.OJP. presi- dential nomination, summoned tho Senate's Republican steering com- mittee Into a meeting three days ahead of tho special session. Re- publicans have undertaken to write price program of their own, to match anything that Mr. Truman wends to Capitol hill. Ono high White House advisor last night that a proposal for price control 5t ths level of -the producer but not tho consumer is getting "serious consideration" within tho government and among Congress members. This official, who declines to al- low tho use of his name, Indicated price proposals would cm- brace only a limited number of basic foods and commodities In short supply and could by no means be compared with the OPA-stylo price ceilings which ex- pired Inst fall. Weather FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Clearing late this aftemon. Partly cloudy and rather cool tonight: lowest 42. Wednesday, generally fair and little warmer; highest 60. Minnesota: Fair tonight. Cooler southeast. Wednesday generally fair and warmer. Wisconsin: Partly cloudy north- west. Cloudy with ruin south and east ending lato tonight. Cooler north tonight. Wednesday gener- ally fair with slowly rising tem- peratures. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for tho 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 67: mlnlumum, 48: noon. 48: precipitation. .76; sun nets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at KXTENDEJ) FOItECASTS Minnesota-Wisconsin Temper- atures will nverago three to six de- grees above normal except in north- eastern Wisconsin where they will bf near normal. Normal maximum 42 in north and 54 In tho south. Normal minimum 20 In the north and 34 In the south. Warmer Wed- nesday. Little change Thursday. Cooler Friday and Saturday. Lit- tle change Sunday. Precipitation will average about ono-flfth inch occurring as scattered showers Fri- day and Saturday, TEMPKKATUKKS ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Prec. Chicago 40 1.38 Kansas City 01 48 Los Angeles 70 58 Mpls.-St. Paul 50 42 .01 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr, Stage Today Change 14 2.4 6.3 Congressman Charges ArmyBad Weather Hiding Casualties at Trieste War' Now Under Way May Engulf World Spotted Near Border of British Columbia By Charted C. Haslet Washington Representa- tive' Marion T. Bennett declared today that "many" Amer-jby continuing bad weather, 'can soldiers have "been killed or steadily growing fleet of air and wounded by communists in the (surface craft set out again today Kctohikan, Plagued a THRU PROMININT REPUBLICAN women are shown as they attended the Philadelphia committee mooting to arrange for the G.O.P. national convention In the City of Brotherly Lovo next June. Left to right, arc: Mri. Paul Henry, delegate from Washington; Mrs. Worthing- ton Scranton, from Pennsylvania, official hostess of the nrroncements committee, and MM. E. L. Moulton, Albuquerque, N. M. Churchill Calls For Lifting of Price Controls London Winston Churchill called upon the British Labor gov- ernment today to follow the of the United States In romovlnir controls, and to toss aside socialist planning which he said was holding up national economic recovery. Making his fourth attempt to un- seat the Labor government by par- liament motion, the opposition lead- Fewer Batht Winston Chur- in parliament to- day to a recent nigfeitlon by Fuel Minister Hurh Qaltikell that Britons take fewer to nave "When a minister of the crown Rpeakei like this on behalf of tbe jtovernmcnt, the prime minister and'his friends have no need to wonder why' they are irettlnf Increasingly Into bad odor." or declared that nationalization of basic Industries had failed and weak- ened tho nation in time of economic crisis. TJ. S. Example Cited Krc! Wins Lake City Reads Dam T. W. Dam T. W. Dam J.A. T. W Dum G. T. W. Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, T. W. La 3 2 12 3.5 1.3 2A 3 4.4 7.8 1.5 4.G Tributary Streams Zumbro at Thellman. 2.4 Buffalo above Alma... 2.2 Trempenle.iu at Dodge 1.0 -I- .2 Black lit Galcsvlllc... 2.4 .3 Root lit Houston 0.3 -I- .5 RfVEK FORECAST (From Ilastlnr> to Guttenberjf) During the next 3C hours, tho river will hold practically stationary from Hastings to Trempeolcau: from La Crosse nouthwiirci to Dam number ten there will bo little chance In the lower pool levels but a ullRhl fall of St to .4 foot at all tailwutcr gauges on this stretch. Tributaries will rise generally today but begin falling' off by tomorrow, morning. "I feel fortified by what has hap- pcncd in tho United he de- clared, adding: "Tho sovereign remedy to our present ills and darkening mlsfor- ;unes is to set the people free." "Nationalization has proved a the opposition leader told tho House of Commons. "Dear food, dear soon dearer trans- port grievously weaken our com- jctltlve powers In foreign markets." Attack With Churchill leading tho at- tack, tho Conservative party muster- ed its forces for an assault on the Jabor government's legislative pro- gram for tho coming year, which soils lor further nationalization of vital industries and curtailment of tho powers of tho House of Lords. This program was outlined last week by King George VI In a prepared by the Labor government the new of parlia- ment. Churchill has failed In threo prcv- ous attempts to unseat the Labor government votes. by "no condidenco" Elevator Crushes Minneapolis Man Minneapolis W Elden H. Hendrlxon, 47, was crushed to death today by a freight eleva- tor at the Moore Business Forms, Inc., office. Hcndrlxon, former hotel elevator operator, bad Just re- ported for his necond day of work for the company takinK up when he became entanfled In an elevator fate. Farmers Want Soil Conservation Most, Hope Finds Bloux City, Clifford R. Hope <R.-Kan.) said to- day tho House agriculture commit- tee has found in the Midwest a de- sire by farmers to put soil conserva- tion the top of all considerations for a long-rango agricultural pro- gram. "This is good sign for the fu- turo of he told reporters as the committee headed for Kan- sas City where tomorrow it will hold another hearing of Its "grass roots" tour to find what farmers want in tho way of future federal policy. Farmers appearing before the group here yesterday presented a mass of testimony for continuation, with some revisions and refinements, of the present farm program In- cluding soil conservation, price sup- ports and production controls when essential to avoid price depressing surpluses. Various farmers also urged ex- pansion of the rural electrification program, crop insurance, marketing agreements, research, a national program to assure farmers ade- quate labor, and a, Missouri Valley authority. In View of the President's call of a special session of Congress the committee decided to end Its tour at Temple, Texas, Saturday. Hope said ho hopes to complete the study next spring with hearings In the West. Breckenridge Man Drowns BrcckinrldKc, Search was continuing today for the body of Peter Bach, 43, BreckinrJdge, who drowned last night in Stalker lake, about 1-1 miles southeast of Fergus Falls Trieste area behind a "brass cur- tain of American military censor- ship." The Missouri lawmaker, recently returned from a six week tour of Europe and the Near East, said there have been "63 incidents of armed aggression by the commu- nists" against United States forces since they moved Into the former Italian territory, bordering on Yugoslavia.. Trieste now is a free state. "These acts have resulted in the death or. wounding of many Amer- ican Bennett added In a statement issued before he left for his home in Springfield, Mo, "I have the names and Identifications of the incidents as furnished me by our military intelligence. "In Europe they call it a. 'cold war.' It is war and how scon, or If, it will engulf the whole world, no men outside of tho Kremlin can say. Army Silent "The brass curtain of American military censorship has done a re- markable job in keeping from the American people the seriousness of the situation at Trieste." The army declined comment on Bennett's statement. There have been no previous re- ports of any American casualties resulting from the long-standing tension between the predominantly Italian population of Trieste and the Yugoslavs. the'free .state' came Into being last September 16 under terms of the Italian peace treaty, the British military commander credited American forces with hav- ing prevented an incident which "might have led to bloodshed." The American troops refused to allow a force of Yugoslav soldiers to cross the border into the area assigned to Anglo-American oc- cupation. The Yugoslavs occupy the. southern sector. Each of the oc- cupying nations was asked to assign troops to.serve until a yet- to-be-designated governor reports no further need for them. Bennett's trip abroad was made as head of a House commerce sub- committee studying civil aviation. He said his observations convinced him that the United States should maintain- the strongest air force nnd navy In the world "and with the most atom bombs." Four-Point Program He sold Russia Is producing "45- in search of a missing Pan-Ameri- can World Airways red by new unconfirmed reports of smoke, and flares near the Alaskan-British Columbia border. As all earlier clues to tho fatej of the four-engined DC-4 which disappeared Sunday with 18 pas- sengers and crewmen aboard proved unfruitful, the coast guard an- nounced receipt of reports of smoke on Dundas island, 55 miles south- east of Ketchikan, and of flares on Graham Island, just south of the Alaska-British Columbia bor- der. Rescue ships were assigned both areas. The Weather bureau forecast con- tinuing low visibility and some rain, conditions which hampered considerably yesterday's search of higher mountain elevations along the coast. Shuttling plane pilots and surface vessels alike brought back a dis- couraging "no clues report after beating a blanket path over the 280 mile route from Ketchikan to Juneau and return. Three coast guard vessels radioed they wero unable to locate an- oil slick reportedly seen between An- nette and Mary Islands, west of Ketchikan. Tho ill-fated DC-4 airliner dis- appeared Sunday, after radioing the Annette airport at" P- m. that "extreme turbulence" prevented a scheduled landing. Dalton Trumbo, screen writer, shouts from the witness stand to- day as he tries to make a statement before the House un-American activities committee at Washington, D. C. At right is his attorney, Robert Kenny. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Second Hollywood Film Writer Voted in Contempt Audience Warned Demonstration second screen writer, Dalton Trumbo, refused to- day to tell a House un-American activities subcommittee whether he is a communist, and the group voted to cite him for contempt. Trumbo, as did John Howard Lawson yesterday, took the stand that tho committee had no right to question him about his political beliefs. The 42-year-old writer was excus- Six Stores in Woodward, Okla., Razed by Fire Woodward, Okla. Fire was raging out of control through one of Woodward's main.business blocks at noon today following a gas furnace blast. Six stores were razed by the blast and fire. At least eight the witness stand before finally abandoned his persistent ed from the witness stand arnld loud applause from spectators in the, hearing room. Chairman Thomas (B.-N. J.) pounded with his gavel and warned the audience to refrain from demonstrations. Penally After Lawcon refused to answer a question yesterday as to whether he had been a communist, the com- mittee voted to cite him for con- tempt. This is an action which has to go to House officials, but could eventually lead to prosecution in the courts. Federal statutes provide ft fine of to and Imprisonment from 30 days to ono year for con- tempt of Congress. Trumbo spent a lively ten minutes were known injured and many were feared dead. 000 tanks a month and has jet planes in the skies over Europe." The Mlssourlan said there is hun- ger and want in Europe and this I country must provide -help. But in doing so, he added, it must not over-extend itself. "There are four things this nation can Bennett said: "Surrender as we did with appeasement o: Stalin at Potsdam, Yalta and al tho rest; fight, which Is not likely unless we are attacked; withdraw altogether and chalk up soldiers' lives and other sacrifices of two great wars as a mistake, 01 WO can extend all aid short of war as we are doing." But In granting that help, Ben- nett said, the United States musl make sure it receives a dollar's worth of cooperation and economic rehabilitation for every dollar spenl and there must be clearly defined limits to the aid. Crash Probe Proceeds Klohflold, Utah James B Peyton, regional investigator for the Civil Aeronautics authority, said to- day the detailed probe of the crash of a United Air Lines DC-6 plane near Bryce Canyon last Friday is "proceeding very satisfactorily." !The crash took 52 lives. Gi Gi ive Once am ive for Nine _____ __ Of An Ed'lnbu'rlrn-To-London express train is strewrTabout tracks near Berwlck-on-Twecd, in left the rails and crashed Into a ditch. Accident occurred -Scottish border. Wirephoto via radio from London.) Contributions lo the 1947 Wi- nona Community chest rose to at noon today, GO per cent of tho quota. Solicitors arc urged to bring: In their collections as soon us possible in order to wind up the tlxU week. attempt to have the writer answer questions directly. "This is the beginning of Ameri- can concentration Trumbo shouted as he walked from the wit- ness stand, with several Capitol policemen standing around him. Trumbo's activities in Hollywood were criticized last week by several witnesses in the committee's Inves- tigation of communism in Holly- wood. Memorandum on Tmwbo Jack L. Warner, movie producer, listed Trumbo among writers he said he believes attempt to Inject "un-American doctrines" to movie, scenarios. Producer Sam Wood mentioned Trumbo along with two other writ-, ers and said, "I think they are agents of a foreign country." When the witness was excused the committee began the reading Of a committee memorandum on com- munist'- affiliations of Dalton Trumbo." It was similar to a re- port read yesterday on Lawson after Lawson refused to answer a question. Before the hearing began, an- other writer, Emmctt Lavery, Mountain Victims Unable to Cling to Ice-Glazed Rock Santa Fe, N. of Hoffmann Favorable To Project Would Not Interfere Witk Lake Drive By Staff Writer St. Paul, MJnn. A. detailed survey calling for the location of U. S. highway 61 along the south, shore of Lake Winona will be completed and presented to the city council early in 1948, M. J. Hoffmann, state commissioner of highways, assured a delegation of Winona city olficials and civic leaders at a conference held here Monday. Under the plan, endorsed by both highway officials and city rep- resentatives, the proposed superhighway from Minnesota City to Pfelffer's corner will be extended to terminate at Mankato avenua under its first construction project. This assures construction of the new routing of highways 61 nnd 14 along the south shore ol Lake within the next two or three years. Under the plan informally dis- cussed Monday, the Winona parlc board will be able to resume dredg- ing on the north side of the lake In 1948, If the board desires. The sur- vey to be submitted will outline where and1 how the two projects may be coordinated. Monday's conference held in Commissioner office at 3 p. m. was arranged by members of the Winona city council, and was attended by city officials, coun- cllmen, members of the parlc board, delegations from the Winona Asso- ciation of Commerce. Civic associa- tion, and West End Commercial club, State Senator Leonard Der- and Representative Claxenoa Hartntr. Tht meeting opened with intro- duction of those present by Sena- tor Demefc. and brief by H. O. Hymes, chairman of tha highway committee of the Associa- tion of Commerce, and Carl W. Frank, city engineer, on Wlnona's public improvement program and the need for information on the state highway department's Intent In regard to continuance of the new Tour-lane highway beyond Pfelftcr'm corner on Gllmore avenue. It was pointed out that water and sewer construction, dredging of Lake Winona, and street improve- ments planned by the city are closely related to the proposed routing of the Improvement of highway 61 east of Pfeifler's corner. Charles W. Slcbrecht. president of the board of park commissioner. ascribed today to biting cold which cling to an ico-glozcd perch long enough for their guide to summon aid. Bodies of the Mildred Hartlg, 25, Evansville, Ind., and Miss Prances B, Krauss, 34, Balti- recovered late yester- day on precipitous North Truchas peak, in the Sangre dc Cristo range north of here. One Slips of Truchas village, said attempts to descending the mountain, led to the double tragedy. as the women turned homeward on Alamos atomic project. Both work- ed there as atomic energy commis- sion secretaries. guide and Miss Hartig sought means to get her back on safe ground, she slid farther down the snow- two women mountain climbers were stated that the board planned to resume dredging of Lake made It Impossible for them to early next season, mid pointed out the necessity of Knowing the high- way department's plans In advance of resuming this halted by the war. City For Project Mayor John Druey told of sen- timent meetings held in showing that 95 per cent of residents desire to have highway 61 relocated along the south shore of Lake Winona. A. J. Anderson, sec- The guide, Farmer Sam Martin retary of the Winona Association of Commerce, James Lester of the rescue Miss Krauss, who slipped west End Commercial club, Steve Sadowski, of the Winona Civic as- sociation. Senator Dcrnck. and Rep- The accident happened Saturday rescntativc Hartner endorsed the mayor's statement, and made It weekend outing from the Los to the state highway commis- sion that Winona is united on this improvement. The required resolu- tions, asking for such a location will Martin said Miss Krauss lost her be passed by the city council if footing and injured her head and sired by the highway commissioner, leg in a 250-foot tumble. As the William P. Thcurer, president of told reporters he was prepared to tell the committee that he is not and never has been a communist. Lavery is head of the Screen Writers guild and has been criticized (Continued on Pace 11, Column 5) HOLLYWOOD I covered slope. Both women were unable to climb back to safety, Martin related, and1 clutched a small rock above a ra- vine osi he clambered up and around the peak, and descended to their horses for a rope. Thereafter, Martin said, while he Mikolajczyk in Sweden, Belief London Francis J. Wilk, a Polish Peasant party leader said today he had heard reports that Stanislaw Mlkolaj- czyk had reached Stockholm, Sweden but added that he had not been able to confirm these accounts. Wilk, editor of a Polish news- paper In London, said the in- formation he had was based on reports in the British press and Warsaw broadcasts. Officials in Stockholm and Copenhagen said they had no knowledge that Mikolajczyk, leader of the opposition to the communist-led Polish govern- ment, was in Sweden or Den- mark. There have been publish- ed reports that he had reached those countries. Mikolajczyk, who dropped out of sight last. week, was believed to have fled Poland, apparently in fear of his life. During a portion of the war Mikolajczyk headed the exiled city council, assured Mr. Hoffmann, Commissioner Hoffman and O. O. Oladman, engineer In charge of surveys and plans, outlined Minnesota City-Winona superhigh- way plan. It calls for a four-lane. 250-foot wide highway following the old Great Western railroad right- of-way. Detailed surveys for this project have been assigned to C. D. Coozctt. tried vainly to reach them from resident engineer at Winona, and arc to be completed during the coming fall and winter. Preliminary surveys and a location survey have been completed and arrangements made for the acquiring of the right- of-way. Continuation Outlined The continuation of this super- Henderson Sees Hope for Peace Atlantic City, N. J. Leon Henderson, former chief of the Office of Price Administration, says that while there still is threat of war and depression, Americans are "nenrer- to our hopes for peace and security than ever before. "No one can say with confidence that we have found a formula for he told the 33rd annual convention of Hadassah, women's Zionist organization of America. Of economic depression, he said. "The age old cycle of boom and bust _ _ _ __ goveWmiatTin not yet found if I above and below, the women wept and begged piteously for him to "please do something, we're freezing to death." Meanwhile darkness and dropping temperature froze the mountainside glassy slick, and Mar- tin was unable to return to their. Near midnight, Martin went for jjjghway easterly along the south help. State police, answering his summons, helped Martin find the broken bodies Sunday afternoon. shore of Lake Winona was then out- lined on a large aerial map by Mr. Gladman and City Engineer Frank. The routing would follow tile pres- ent old railroad right-of-way along the shore of the lake to Mankato avenue and would not interfere with the present Lake drive. There would be connecting approaches from the Lake drive to the new highway. The matter of relocating the Huff street bridge, and the extension of highway 43 from the end of the Interstate bridge south on Wlnonm. street to connect -with the new rout- Ing on the south side of the lake, was also briefly discussed. This project, Mr. Hoffmann stat- ed, looked very good to him, and he authorized Mr. Gladman to make a study and survey of it as a part (Continued on 11, Column