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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER unit mild i of T OMORROW Ii Mettle Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 1. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES .VOLUME 47. NO. ------------------------_------------------------_------------------------------- _ Restored to Foreign Aid ______________ I.. __ v mJH< Freak Fire Causes Death Of Recluse Body of Miss Toskey Found in Bedroom A freak flrt caused the death of MlM Lydla Toskey. 7ft-year-old Wl- nona recluse, whose burned body was found in her homo at Wost Banborn street Saturday ovenlnsr, Discovered by a grocery clerk who thought something must be wrong within the little white house when there was no response to his con- tinuous Knocking, tho body of Miss Toaleey WM found badly burned In northwest comer of her bed- room over a burned hole In floor, almost two feet Origin of tho fire, whon doath occurred and why the fire, wh ch burned such a law hole through the floor didn't destroy tho home are unanswered questions. Miss Tonkey was last seen alive Wednesday afternoon, as far authorities could learn. At Ume a representative of the County Welfare department had called.upon She lived ivlone, and had few contact with her neighbors. She was partially crlpplrd as tho result of infantile paralysis several yoars "Tt had been the custom for years of a clerk of tho J. L. F. Dcllke rrocery store, half a block away, to Jo to her home each Saturday, go her grocery order and deliver it later to her homo. Kntered Marvin Fenske. olork, went for the order Saturday about 6 p. m. When could not get any response ho returned to tho store and got authority from relatives of Miss Toskey to rntor tho holme. W. J. Hohaus. a nephew, Jo nod him, They found the house locked and all windows tlKhtly closed. Thoy had to pry open a window. Marvin entered. Them was an odor of smoka In the corner of tho bedroom he found the burned body of Miss Todkey. lying over the hole in tne floor. A curtain on a window two feet away and the covering on a bed less than three feet away were not burned. Police and a, physkan were called, and an Investigation launched. On a table In the living room was a plate of and other food, perhaps the remains of Miss Tos- key's Thanksgiving dinner. One of the lamps with which the house was lighted was standing on the table. It was out, indicating that the accident probably occurred dur- ing daylight hours. Marks on the floor, black spots on the carpet In the living room, parlor and bedroom, unquestionably caused by fire, Indicated to au- thorities how tho accident may have occurred. There wore news- papers about the stove. Kindling Belief Authorities bellevn that Miss Toskey. who woro considerable clothing. Including ft capo. WHS re- kindling or starting -the flro In tho hratlng stove In the living room when her clothing caimht fire. StruKKllng with tho burning cloth- Ing, sho fell on tho floor, got up again and fnll or orawlotl along tho floor toward tho front of tho hoti.io, they believe, Tho front entrance was In the general direction of tho bedroom. However, In her confu- Rlon, It Is believed sho wont Into the bedroom, Instead, whoro she probably wus overcome by smoke of oxygon In tho tightly closed one-story house, authorities advance, caused tho flro to burn alowly, through tho floor, and event- ually go out. Tho phynlclan, who acton In bo- hulf of Dr. Hobort it. Tweedy county coroner, oxprussod tho opin- ion that Miss Toskey had boon dead more than 24 hours whon found. Newspapers from Friday and Saturday were found on tho front steps of tho house. No neighbors could be found by authorities who had seen her Friday or Saturday. Lived Alone Miss Toskey had lived alone In the house since her parents diet a number of ago. Shn was known widely for tho flno noodle- work she made and sold to Individ- uals. She WHS born In Saufc county WIs., In 1872, and camo to Wlnona when a smull child with her parents and had lived hero since. Funeral services wcro held n. m, today at tho Fawcett- Hlllycr funeral parlors with tho Rev Darrcll A, Dtivls of tho Evixngolical- Presbytorian church officiating. Bu- rial was in Anotoorago ccmotory at Wiiumandoe, WIs, MIS.H Toskey Is survived by tw< sisters, Mrs. Theodoru Hohaus, unc Mrs. Baruh Muehlhaiison, both of Wlnona, Republicans to Press Anti-Lynching Law Republican leadership In tho Sonato plans to press for enactment or federal antl- lynchlng leKlnlutlon next yoar, Sen- ator Ifivwkcs (R.-N, J.) wild today In past years, antl-lynchlng bills have oeen approved by tho House and have died In tho Senate through filibusters or throats of fllllbustcrs by southern senators. Six Killed, 17 Hurt As Fire Razes Philadelphia Building rhlUdelphln -W- ilamos whipped through a dormitory for homeless men today llnn- Vlx Dorsons and sending to hospitals n other men, some with critical Injuries corner Santa Clauses-died or were hurt leaplnB from tfaalr qimrtcrg as the sublreezlng weather turned the water from firemen's hoswrto ice Mrs. Edith Oaltent, who lives across the street from the dormitory operated by the Volunteers of America, Inc., said looked from her home and saw men, hopelessly trapped, at the fire In back of them. I knew It wai going to get to them, It was all too much to look at. I turned of 'William a. Plane Crash At Seattle Fatal to 7 DC-4 Overshoots Runway, Hits Auto; 10 Critically Hurt Seattle Seven persons are dead and ten others critically in- jured today following a flery crash in which a four-cnglncd Alaska Alrlinus transport overshot a run- way Sunday at a Seattlc-Tacoma airport and smashed a passing au- Wlrophoto to Tho Republican-Herald.) '________________________________________---------- Hurt As Zephyr Hits Locomotive Mt. dining car imployfs of the Burl-niton- railroad were Injured today in the eollUlbn of the Burlington's and a Great Northern railway Diesel loco- motive at an approach to the St. Paul station. None of 'the workers wai Injured seriously. All were taken to the Northern Pacific hospital. Seven woro from Chicago and from Michigan. Tho accident occurred the Zephyr backed Into the station after making Its scheduled run from Chicago, A, C. McDonald, Twin 3ltlos superintendent. of terminals, said tho train was going about two miles an hour whon It hit tho Delsel ocomotlvo which was standing on i switch lead. No cars were de- The' Zephyr later proceeded on to Minneapolis, Taf t to Speak At St. Paul Ht. 1'aul Rooce McOrc, ohnlrmiin of tho commit- too for tho Lincoln club dinner here February 12, said that Senator Kob- ort Taft (R.-Ohlo) had accepted an invitation to be headline speaker at the dinner. Stasien to Talk at Yale December 8 New Haven, Conn. Harold K, Stoiwon, candidate for the O.O.P. pronldontlal nomination will npoak at Yalo unlvomlty next Monday. who on. .the bnd'floor of the building "when the irire began, told of itaggerlng to a window, aiding another man, and down a escapo. "We went he said. "Thank God we got down. I ww some of the poor devils who were 'trapped at the windows. They couldn't make It to the fire escape. When you see something like thftt you fool all tied up Inside. But: you're thankful you're alive." Search .The search for bodies ended at 0 a. m. about ten hours after the blar.e was first discovered. Forty persons were listed as or slightly Injured. Tho dead ware listed by poilco as Stanley Bush, 45; Patrick Allen, 70; William Snead, 03; Michael Boyle, 58; Charles Kenncy, 45, and Thomas Wallace, 50. Tho ftro was discovered by Night Pattoi'Hon at and ho ran through the'first and. second floor shouting the alarm. The Volunteers of America, Inc. uses tho first floor for a shop in which furniture and clothing col- looted by voluntoor'w workers aro sold aftor being repaired. Tho sec- ond and third floors nro used as nleoplng quarter, for homeless men. Tho fourth floor Is a repair shop. Egyptian Doctor to See Queen at Rochester New YorkMflV-Dr. Ahmed Nakl- bn Pasha, personal physician of King Farouk of Egypt, who arrived In Now York Sunday, said ho plans to Queon Mothor Nazll of Egypt who Is receiving tr.ntmnnt at tho Mayo clinic In Uoohester, Minn Watchman William a. m., E.S.T., Man Locate. Areas In dispute In London as foreign ministers of TJ. S., Grout Britain, Russia and France try to map boundaries for Germany French sources said Foreign Minister Bldault probably would support Russian demands that Poland bo given the area (be- tween linos A and B) awarded to It temporarily at Potsdam confor- cnco. Britain U. 8. have Insisted'that a commlSBon.be named to determine final boundaries. U. 8. Secretary of State Marshall hinted that U. S. was determined to have Silesia, now occupied by Poland, placed at service of Europe. Marshall said the U. S. ap- proved French doslro to Incorporate tho Baar valley within French economy. <AJP. Wlrephoto'Map.) Indianan Cora King, Canadian Grows Best Wheat exhibitors held jnbst.'of the-top Brain awards ncluding wheat, oats and barley championships, at the 48th Inter- national Livestock exposition. United States exhibitors, however still retained the top awards in corn, and hay, as well as the re- serve championships in wheat and wley. Top award of the grain show, wheat king, went to S, J. Allsop, of Red Deer, Alta., Canada, whose sample of reward variety, hard red spring wheat was adjudged the fin- est of the show. Alex M. Stewart and son, of Ailsa Craig, Ont.. won the UHo of oat-i king with a Beaver variety of early oats. Ooorgc Qwyllt, of Kclvlngton Sask., was acclaimed barley ting. Walter J. Harpel, 45-year old Crawfordsvlllc, Ind., Grain grower retained for Indiana the title ol corn king with a ton-car sample of yellow dent hybrid 844D. His vlc- xn-y was the 20th won by Indiana in corn competition in the 25-year ilstory of the grain show. Illinois held tho title fiva tlmc.s. Tho United States had tho reserve champion wheat namplo In die en- ;ry by Gene V. Peterson, of Corvallls, Mont. His Marquis variety of hard red winter wheat was adjugcd second _____ J. Sauerman of Crown Point, Ind., five-time winner of both Lhe championship and reserve championship In the hay competl- ilon, was again awarded the title of hay king and the reserve cham- pionship. Hlii winning ontrlod thin ynur woro rod clover huy, which won award, and alfalfa hay, reserve, Sauerman's earlier successes wore In the 1936, 1937, 1941 and 1946 in- ternationals. B. H. Cutler of Cayuga, N, D., won tho alfalfa seed championship and Ernest Brosseau, Alton, Mich., was adjudged reserve champion. Truman Going to Florida Wednesday Wiuthlnfclon Tru- man will leave by plane at 2 a. m. (C.S.T.) Wednesday for Key West, Fla., where he will rest prior to speaking Saturday at dedication of Everglades National park. Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said he thinks the President will speak ton to 15 min- utes beginning about p. m. The ceremony will be held nt Everglades City, Fla. Arabs Call Strike To Protest U.N.'s Partitioning Vote tomoblle. Twenty-six of the 28 aboard the big piano scrambled from door and emergency exits or were pulled from the llamcs by rescuers. All, how- ever, were seared by the gasoline- fed flames that flashed through the fuselage. Four o: the rescued died later. The latest casualty was the plane s stewardess, Miss Reba Monk of Santa Monica, Calif., who was cred- ited by survivors with having led many of the passengers to safety. The other dead are: Fred Smith, Tacomn, Wash., who died clffht hours after the oriisli. Leslie Howe. 33, Sc.iUlo and Spokane, Wash, a- carpenter, who died In tlin hospital. Ole Ring, Anchorage, Alaska, who died of bums and Injuries. Mrs. Virginia Stltsworth, 33, Tar.oma, entertainer known pro- fessionally as Virginia Grafton. Gordon John.ion, 2l-month- old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Johnson, Palmer, Alaska. Mrs. Pearl Stella Jones, 43, Seattle, blind woman trapped In the ear which tho big transport smashed as It careened ofT the flcld onto the intersection of the Molncs, Wash., hltfhwaj; and 158th street. Ten Critically Burned Ton oiaici-N of tho plane's passen- gers and crew members wure in critical condition at, Seattle and Several were not Rcnton hospitals. expected to live. Bodies of two of the dead were not recovered until nearly four hours after Uie crash bncauso of In- tense heat omitting from tho wreck- llg'C. The-plane, a crashed few minutes after it 'had beerj turned back from an attempted landing at Seattle's Boeing Field by fou. Two airport employes In the control tower at tho Seattle- Tacoma field said tho celling rar dioutt to Pilot James Evan Farrls, Seattle, as the plane settled through the overcast was "600 feet with one and one-quarter miles visibility.' Threo minutes after tho crash, a special reading showed the celling at "400 feet with three-quarters of a mile visibility." Harold K. Philips, chief of the nonscheduJed maintenance division for Civil Aeronautics administra- tion, sped to the scene for official Inquiry and said: "Apparently tho pilot ground- looped 'when ho saw he was going off the runway." Landing Apparently Safe Mrs. Jones, a widow and mother of a nine-year-old boy, was riding with a neighbor, Ira Von Volkcn- burg, when tho piano camo plung- ing down a steep bank and swept the car across the road. Von. Volk- cnburg said he escaped by kicking out a window and then groped in the smashed car without flndlnft Mrs. Jones. Ho was driven away BCcondH later as tho plane burnt into flames and then was wracked an explosion. Eyewitnesses said the plane had Weekend Violence Claims Lives of at Least 7 Jews By Carter L. Davidson Jerusalem The Arab higher executive today called for a three- day general strike of Arabs through- out the Holy Land beginning to- morrow to protest the United Na- tions decision to partition Palestine, which touhcd off a weekend wave of violence that claimed the lives of at least seven Jews. The executive committee urged Arabs to intensify their boycott of Jewish goods and labeled "any asso- ciation with Jews high treason and a crime against country and reli- gion." The committee termed No- vember the U.N. voted for day of mourning and tyranny." Police patrols, meanwhile, were 'strengthened throughout Jerusalem in an' cllort to prevent further com- munal bloodshed. Jews were warn- ed to keep away from Arab quarters and Arabs were warned away from Jewish areas. Seven Jews Killed Despite police precautions, a mob gathered In mldmornlng at the Jaf- fa gate leading to the old city of Jerusalem, stoned a Jewish bus and manhandled a number of Jewish pedestrians, authorities reported. They said they had no knowl- edge, however, of Arab reports that throe Arabs had been killed early today In a Jewish ently in reprisal for Sunday's slay- ings. First signs of Arab violence de- veloped yesterday whon seven Jews wcru killed and 10 others wounded as buses were riddled by gunflro and streets were raked by shots In JaUa. Fivo Jews lost their lives and 14 wcro seriously in two machinegun grenade attacks on buses traveling -the Pctah Tiqva road southeast of Tol Aviv. Another Jew wan shot to death in the -Arab-city-of- Jaffa, near "the Tel Aviv boundary. Still another was mortally wound- ed In an attack on a bus near Ramie. Attacks on eight other buses were reported lost of them in Haifa and one In Jerusalem. There was one casualty, an Arab (Continued on Pare 10, Column 6) ARABS Milwaukeean, 50, Says Youth He Shot Robbed Him Milwaukee Detective Cap- made an apparently safe of dead best. George when It suddenly turned and went broadside over the bank at tho end of the runway. An outboard engine struck the bank as the plane sagged and watchers at the control tower said it "popped Into flames." Then it flared again as it flattened Von Volkonbm'K'n automobile anil final- ly wan Irt fliiine an the lucl tankH exploded. tain Adolph Kraemer said last night a 50-year-old man had admitted the Sunday morning slaying of a youth, 22, Jn a crowded restaurant. Kracmor quoted the man, James Hamilton, as saying he had shot the younger man, Henry L. Huddleston, because he claimed Huddleston had robbed him. Tho r.hootlng occurred In Wal- nut street restaurant at a. m. Both Hamilton and Huddleston Negroes. Kraemer said was found in a Hamilton Measure Clears Vote [n Senate House Version Still Short of Truman Request Washington The 'orelgn affairs committee today voted to restore of It had ordered cut last week from the emer- gency aid program for western Curopc: The committee left Intact a. authorization for aid In China, bringing to total amount now in the commit- tee's bill. As the committee measure stands. t falls short of amount President Truman original- ly asked for aid to Italy. and Austria. Mr. Truman made no request for help for China at Jme. The entire added by today's action was earmarked for [taly, almost all of It for wheat. The committee called nn after- noon session to put the finishing- touches on the bill. Tho Senate, driving toward pas- sage of legislation In about :orm Uie administration asked. wrote In a "freedom of the pro-" amendment. It was one of three offered by Senator Kem (R.-MoO wliich were adopted with little de- jatc. It would guarantee that rep- resentatives of the American and radio be admitted, upon re- quest, to France, Italy and Austria to observe tile working of the pro- rram. Speaker Martin (R.-Mass.) said after a meeting of House Republi- can leaders that legislation on matter should be on President Tru- man's desk by the end of next week. Gasoline Stations Asked to Cut Hours SU Franklin. St. Paul, secretary of the Nattonal Congress of Petroleum said that the congress was retail sen-Ice stations throughout By John M. Hfchtower the nation curtail hour, of Two of shading Indi- cate Jewish and Arab countries Into which Palestine was parti- tioned by vote of the United Nations general assembly In its session at Flushing Meadow. New York. The two independent nations are to be established by October 1, 1948. (A.P. Wire- photo Union of French, British, U.S. Zones In Germany Seen claimed Huddleston and another man had held him up and robbed him of shortly before the shoot- ing, the captain declared. Ten minutes after, the shooting. Hamilton was picked up In front-of his home. "I'm t.ho man you want, I shot Uio man In the Kriiom- er quoted him as saying. :aeorgesrBtdault sold that if the London conference 01 foreign ministers falls to agree on the future of Germany, the French zone may be merged with th- Bri- tish and American zones to establish a.-unified western Germany. Bldault. who is going to Paris tonight for conferences with French government leaders, stated this position at a meeting with French reporters shortly before the forelgr ministers council opened the seconc week of Its sessions at Lancaster house. Meanwhile it was authoritatively reported that Russia 'had turnec down, today n. French proposal for setting the Issue of German assets In Austria, which is the chief bar- rier to completion of an Austrian peace treaty here. The French plan has been unde) consideration by a committee of deputy foreign ministers who arc due to report to tho 'Big Four' to- morrow. Action by Uie deputies may not necessarily be final. American informants, reportint on today's deputies meeting, sale efforts by the United States and Britain to pet tho Russians to fix a value on their total claims proved unavailing. Secretary of State Marshall anc his aides prepared specific proposal for the unification of Germany one the eventual creation of a centra German government. Details of the American, pro- posals on Germany were still beinf worked out, but it was expected they would provide that before Ger- many is given a full-fledged gov- ernment all zonal barriers must be knocked down, a provisional ad- ministration created, n con.tUtutlor written and elections held. Minnesota Girl 4-H Beautification Winner Chicago Eight youthful soil conservationists today awarded college donated by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company for their work m the national 4-H soil saving pro- youths, In Chicago the 26th national 4-H club con- gress, were given all-expense to the congress by the company. Sight other young people, In the 4-H home beautiflcatlon coo- test, received nll-cxpenso trips from Mrs. Charles R. Chicago. They Include Jcannlne Johnson, IB. Parkers Prairie, Minn. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Wlnona and vicinity: Cloudy and rather mild tonight with low- est 28. Tuesday cloudy with rain or snow beginning.In the afternoon. Somewhat colder Tuesday nlgnt, Highest In the aJtcrnoon 38. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday with mow south and snow flurries north Tuesday. A lit- tle warmer extreme north portion Wisconsin: Mostly cloudy tonight, somewhat warmer east portion- Tuesday cloudy, occasional snow north and rain or snow beginning southwest portion late afternoon. LOCAL WEATHER Offlclal observations for the M hours ending at noon Sunday: Maximum, 14; minimum, noon. 22; precipitation, none. Official observations for the M hours ending at noon today: Maximum, 38; minimum, 33; noon, 38: precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- "TEMrERATORES ELSEWHERE Bcmldjl Chicago..... Denver Duluth International Los Angeles Miami Max. 35 23 58 26 31 62 77 MUincapolis-St. Paul 32 17 TJV-w Orleans 66 44 48 New Orleans Phoenix Mln. 13 13 31 23 13 53 S9 Prec. 66 80 .08 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Lake City 5J3 Dam 4, T.W....... 4.1 Dam 5. T.W....... 2.7 Dam 5A, T.W..... 3.3 J. Wlnona. (OP.) -.13 5.4 Dam 6, T.W...... 4.1 J Dakota. J Dam 7, T.W. 2.1 .2 La Crosse 12 4.8 3. Tributary Chippewa at Durand. 4.9 J Zumbro at Thcltoian. 2.2 4- -2 Buffalo above Alma... 2.9 T J Trempealeau at Dodge 1.9 Black at Galesvllle... 3.3 J. La Crosse at W. Salem 1.5 J Boot at Houston ......8.6 RIVEK FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttenberc. Iowa) With all the pools In thU district frozen over and open areas only below the various dams, water levels will remain fairly constant through- out the week and will be affected only by backwater from fOtfea.