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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 26, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER tfttillht IS COMING mre yonr new rmdlo can H. Full Wire Report of The Auociated Frew WINONA. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 26. 1947 Member of the Audit Bureau of FIVE CENTS PER COPY ...p. WlrNUrNA, v ___ VQLUivib. INU. SIIM Leyte Capital Burns as Typhoon Hits 9f Production Record Seen During 1948 Inflation's End Said PoMible by U. S. EconomUt WuMnvton The next 13 should record-break- 8. production nnrt an ebb In the tide of rising priced, the govnmment'i4 top economist re ported todny. "Olvf.n fnlr crop a distinct powlblllty that 1048 will of Inflation." "Kdwln O. Noursc. of Council of Economic War Was Defense Move, Says Tojo Tokyo Tojo, premier of Japan at the tlmo of Ponrl Harbor, tho witness stand at the war crimes trial to- day nnd defiantly declared, In a deposition, that the wnr was fought In Mil-defense. The voluminous statement, read by his Japanese attorney, -------------------------'--------------llchlro Klyose, asserted that "our The three major on the economic durlnit the next year, Dr. Nourw told n reporter, probably cun bo listed in this or- drr: 1. Tho wenthrr. Jf whent, corn and other oscnpo tho drought which hurt full's harvest, food costs would lend tho wny to more prices. 2. Labor relations. A "third round" of nibble wage Increases, or a wave of curtailing production, could heighten Infla- tionary pressures, Aid In Key I. rorrlirn aid, DopendlnK on how much hrlp In votod for Kuro- recovery, experts oould mnko mmo BxtatltiK nhortnges morr criti- cal. Thn council already has nd- federal to keep the of eoruiln Inoliid- InK and itrnln. from Ml off further inflationary spin. thus fur authorised emly voluntary by MM, agriculture and industry to Thin pro- rlckm of Kopublloan nntl-ln- bill which Mr. Truman to shortly. Good Crop for No. 1 fnotor, wintrier department had (print! another rood iwk. Indlei crop than bll- Hon may harvMted It would not fxnwd iMt but If the will lowpr, And u for and nor produotion in IB47 Dr. polntMl out, and oan bo wtpocwid to further. Kave no flirureii, nlncn will be In- rludcd in Mr. Truman's economic to nrxl month. llownvrr. In own port to Mr. Truman mirllor thrro WMI an Indication that .flvo per cent Jncronno which the wt n "dMlrnblo" xoii 1M7 not qulto Nrw lltxh Noted In of dollarn. tho "grow rmtlonal product" the Commnrcn department's meniwre of nil goods and produced probably hit a record high rule of ft yfur, or about 1ft por cent over the rnte InM now year's Dut mueh of the increase in tho of riding Jiy most measurements, 1D47 was H banner year fnr produollon. Tho n tlme record liboilt All-time wern nchlovod It the mnnufiteturi> of roughly 000 vacuum olnun- wimlilnK 4.400.000 nnd some ooo.OOO worth of fnrm efiulpmiml. Kmployrnetit topix'd the nought- afler Jotwi" and ncnord- to the United Hliiten Kmploy- inent vrvlre may go higher III 10411, 1947 rlfmed, nt k low of 1, Committee Ready to Probe WMhlmlnri Amlreorii iIc-Mlnri.i today a InvrnllKnUiiK lian liifdrMiitMini which "HtnuiKly lnill> CKtefi" Uirrn been "on H fiitrly liirui' by with Inside InforinnLlrin (in Kovorn- ment efuninwllty purctmntnK AndrewM the man rnmrnlKtre the HOUMI llnhed to Iffik Into and other rommcicllly upectilatlon, the rtiieMinn whether Kovernmnnt huve In It, ire told the ttroup may meet vune llflii' next week to KO over thr inffirrnatlori and It Andrei.ru Mild that when hear- urn held hn that Harold fUn.wii. cnhflldate for the ICepub- llrnn nriniitmtldii for will he one of thfuw heard. Good Fellows Fund Passes Mark The following Additional oontrl- 'Hie ClfKXl fund hnve been rrcelvrd: l-rrvldllilv tlnlril f. nmt M, Klnic 100.00 Mnrttfcne ,25 .foliiiny A well wMirr 1.00 Giant Bombs Give U. S. New War Tricks three-month nxporiment In Oormnny nnd huge bombs hns given the United Btatos nlr force of nuw tricks for blasting Into deep under- ground defense sites, USAr offlelnls dlnolowd Thursday. They reported thnt "Operation In which spcolnlly designed for penotrntlon of enrth nnd concrete were dropped from high nltitudo on H former Oermnn submarine as- sembly plnnt near Brommen, had been completed' While withholding details on tho amount of penetration obtained nnd the' prtclslon of the high nltl- tude bombing, offlolnls snld con- wrvntlvely thnt they wore com- pletely untuned with results. Am AmaiixV Aoournoy wns bettor thnt ex- pected and tho British roynl air force, which collaborated In, the experiments, WM "pleased and with results, they added. U8FA exports, who were nt tho test, did not upooily the altitudes Ht which the big bombs wire re- leased to bore down Into tht 24- foot reinforced concrete covers of the U-boat plnnt, saying only that they "high altitudes." During the war high-altitude mission usually released its bombs at htlihu ranging betwwn and fMt. More than 40 toll and number ..of (null, 100-pound prao- (for precision' practice) dropped In the wpwlmtnt. Included wiw SO 000-poundtrn of "Amason" and "Onmson" types. A New Bomb The Samson bomb ls nn entirely new bomb. The RAJ1, supplied thnn n dozen bombs, 'deslimed for this form of nttnck. Homo American officers view tho joint experiments by the air forces of the two an further pro- moting the trend toward standard- ization of nrms nnd other equipment by tho United fitntes nnd'Brltnln. Throo with the fore nnd nft bomb bnyn Joined togothnr to hnndlo tho long projectiles, wore usod in tho tests. All bombnrdiers nnd maul of the rest of tho crown were veterans of World War n air cnmpnltrns nnd bombing missions. The crows conducted prelim- inary practice nt tho UAF's Muroc Calif., nlr bum and touting grounds before going to OlobelMlndt, Ger- many, the bnse from which thoy flow to tho target noar Bremen, Ttvii chick- loyn. Joitn unit Cnrnl rloUilnir, It. {'umpuny new cloUULujr. DeZeler Murder Trial Final Stages Ht. F, Lynch atiidoy county uttornuy, In final argument today In tho trial of Ar- thur DeZeler nil of first do- murder described ns n cool, calm Individual" 'who kllloc hln wlfo with promodltatlon. In on trial charKnd with killing Oraco, third wife, She disappeared from their homo on tho of St. Paul tho night of September 10. A body identified as hern WM found nearly n month later In n Northern Mlnnonota lake, Thn nnso expected lo no to tho Jury laUi today after final niiuitfl by the dnfonne. Fractured Skull Caused Death of Cuthing Man Mltln E. C Morrison county coroner nald today that John Mostrom, 10, 01 Ounhlnn, dlod from n fractured nkul suffered whllo ho was dismantling a whack In tho near homo body found by brother, Wednesday. decision to make .wnr was made only as a last resort. A war of self- exlntence was our only alternative We staked the fnte of our country. on that lost." Tho 03-yenr-old defendant took full responsibility, as premier, for Japan's he added: "Never at any tlmo did I ever conceive thnt the waging of this wnr would or could be challenged jy the victors an international crime." Tojo's appearance on the stand capped IB months of rnther dull testimony and documentary evi- dence seeking to prove thnt 35 Japanese political and military load- ers conspired to wage aggressive warfare ns early ns 1920, His statement will require at least two of steady reading Then will come prosecution cross- exnmlnntlon. Tojo professed to bo unable to the U. B. position from beginning to end. Ho regarded U. B policy In the Fnr East ns evidence of nn increasing "unfriendly" at- titude, nnd viewed American mili- tary preparations n direct challenge to Jnpnn. for tho surprise attack on Ponrl Harbor, Tojo's deposition maintain he trusted folluw uGfsiid- Shlgenorl Togo, then foreign minister, to deliver adequate nd- notice. "It wns a matter of great regret to the Japnnese government upon learning subsequently that tho actual delivery, of the note was .he added. Tojo denied he had precipitated the "Chine, incident" In 1037 with Manchuria luvylnK the of hls-Kwnntung army In Manchuria should by a blow nt Chlmnr Xnl-shok's regime, He admitted he approved the tri- partite pact with Germany and Italy because "it is my sincere belief the purpose of the treaty was to Improve the International position of Jnpnn." He denied there was nny Intention of dividing tho world with Hitler nnd Mussolini, or that Jnpnn co-ordlnnted military policies with Axis nlllcn, Tojo said Jnpnn faithfully lived up to Its neutrality pact with Rus- sia nnd even entertained hopes of getting the Soviets Into tho trl- pnrtlto pact but was frustrated by Hitler's hatred of the communists. The former premier Insisted that since the early Jnpnn had tried "to save Ecut Asia from the danger of bolshovlzatlon by the co- oporntion of countries In East Asia nnd nt tho time to make hor- itolf n bnrrler ngalnst world bol- shovlzntlon." "The przsont condition of tho world two after tho ond of World War II eloquently tells how Important wore for tho pence of tho Tojo de- clared. 172 Violent Deaths Mar Christmas Fire, Traffic Head List of By The Associated Press A heavy toll of violent with tralfic and fires the principal causes marred the nation's cele- bration of the Christmas holiday.' Accidents on the highways, as usual over a holiday period, resulted In the largest number of at least 172. But fatalities from mis- cellaneous causes were past the 100 mark, more than double the toll last Chrintmas. More than 30 persons died In fires, Including 10 Indians In a gambling shack In Gardnervllle, seven persons In a small hotel in Orange, Texas, and four others In a dance hall near Fredcricksburg, Texas. Others killed In flres over the holi- day Included seven In Michigan and two each in Connecticut and Mary- land. The traffic toll of 172 and 102 from miscellaneous causes for a total of covered the period from 6 p m. Christmas eve to midnight Christmas night. For the corre- sponding period last year the. total was 281. Including 213 traffic deaths and 48 fatalities from miscellane- ous fires, piano and train crashes. asphyxiation, etc. The National Salety council, al- though making no prediction for the period covered in the survey, had estimated that traffic accidents for the four-day Christmas holiday period will total 400. Ttic toll by states, listing traffic and miscellaneous: Alabama 2, 0; Arizona 6, 0; Arkansas 2, 2; Cali- fornia 21, 6; Colorado 1, 0; Connec- ticut 4, 2; Florida 2. 2; Georgia 5 1; Illinois 13, 2; Indiana 8, 3. Iowa 8, l: Kansas 0, 2; Kentucky B, 1; Louisiana 0, 2; Maine 2, 0; Maryland 2, 3; Massachusetts 2, 3; Michigan 9, 7; Mississippi 1.0; Mli- sourl 2, 0; Montana 1, 0; Nebraska 1, 0; Nevada 0, 10; New Jersey 11UVT 1TAUA1WW I North Carolina 3. S; Ohio 3, B; Ok- Inhoma 8, 2; Oregon 2, 0: Pennsyl- vania 13, l; South Carolina 7i 1: Tonnosseo 0, 4; Texas 10, 15; Utah l, 0; Virginia B. 0; Washington 8, 1; West Virginia 2, 0; Wisconsin 1, 0; District of Columbia 2, 3. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Mostly cloudy tonight nnd Saturday with no Important temperature change Low tonight 18; high Saturday 30 cloudy tonight and Saturday, with light snow north tonight and northeast Saturday Warmer tonight and turning nlight- ly colder Saturday. cloudy tonight and Saturday with light snow north- west tonight and over state Satur- day. Colder cast nnd central to- Stimson Wanted DtDay Year Earlier Nnw York Foi'mcr tary of War Henry L. Stlmson In his wartlmo biography, "On Active wroto that it ho or Oeoi'go Marshall had been the American commandor-in-chlof "tho Invasion of Franco would have been launch- ed In one yoar earlier than it actually occurred. "Would tho war been ended hn conjiictocl, "This In a problem In u clown unknowns. No oortnln unswor in possible, unct tho mutter In hero led opon." But Stlmson declared thnt Presi- dent decision to land an allied forco In North Africa In tho fall of 1942 was disapproved ut tho tlmo both by Stlmson and tho American War department staff. Tho first Installment of his biography written In collaboration with McOeorgo Buncly of Harvard unlvorxlty, appears In tho January Issue ol tho Ladlos' Homo Journal, Football Men Kept Racine Boy Living Until Christmas Undue, rnro blood cllacasu which two years ago cost tcn-ypur-olcl Noll Wachs his IOK finally claimed his life Chrlstmns not until tho Ind, an enthusiastic football fan, hnd spent n glorious fall. Little Noll wusn't supposed to live until Christmas, especially after ho wns stricken with pnue- monln sovoral months ago. That ho did, tho doctors said today, In a tribute lo scores of blgtlmo foot- ball players nnd coachns of tho Middle West, Word ot Noll's hopolss plight was never printed. Tho doctors said H would bo disastrous, since ho fol- lowed rollglouHly tho sports pages of several newspapers every day. But nil Western conference nchools and tho National Football Innguo clubs wore told about him. And thnt thoy responded wns re- flected In tho pennants on tho wnlls of his room. In tho piles or programs nnd pictures nround his bod, In tho glow on his face. And to It, ftjpoup ol his fav- orite stars pnid him n visit Just six days ago. They Included Notro Damu's Terry J3ronnan nnd tho Chicago Boars' Bill Osmnnskl, in town for tho annual Good rollers' dinner given by a Kaclno organiza- tion. Noll was scheduled to attend, but ho suffered a relapse nnd couldn't make it. So tho stars vis- ited him nt homo. Tho doctors snld tho response by eollogCH nnd pro clubs undoubtedly extended Noll's life several months, Ho would never have lived to Christ- mas, thoy said, but Noll, backed by tho roams of the stntlfltlcs ho loved, did. Tho Wachd' family exchanged presents Christmas eve, At 0 n. m. Christmas morning, NO.'" NOW Mexico 2, night. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 34 ending at noon Thursday: Maximum, 34; minimum, 17 noon, 34; precipitation, ,05 (three- quarter inch Official observations for the 2' hours ending at noon today: Maximum, 37; minimum, 11 noon 20; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at nun rises to. morrow at EXTENDED FORECASTS Tempera- ture Saturday through Wednesday will average two to three degrees below normal Northeastern Wiscon- sin and Northeastern Minnesota Normal maximum 17 north to 34 south. Normal minimum two be- low north to 15 above south. Cold- er Minnesota Saturday and all scc- Saturday night nnd Sunday Slowly rising tnmpornluros Monda; and Tunndny. Colder north portloi Woclnwiday. Precipitation will av- erage one-tenth inch Northeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Min- nesota. Light snow beginning to- night Northern Minnesota spreading Houthcastward Saturday. Snow nur rle.s Minnesota and .Wisconsin late wirephoto to The Fresh Snow Ushers In Christmas Calm Winona got Its white Christmas. A fluffy, nearly one inch of snow decked the city in the tra- ditional white. It fell during the early morning hours of the day while youngsters slept and oldsters corroborated with Santa Claus. The forecast for tonight was mostly cloudy with no important chance In temperature tonight or Saturday. The low tonight is set for around 18 and the high Saturday, 30, Beginning early Christmas business places started closing. A Winona businessman driving through town shortly before mid- night mass In quest of cigarettes at length found tiny tavern pen. of the city had toned Most families marked the holl- Taft Demands Showdown on Health Plan Washington Senator Taft (R.-Ohlo) Thursday challenged Democrats to make an issue of compulsory health Insurance in 1048, declaring that he will congressional approval for an alter- nate plan for government grants to states for medical care. The Ohio senator told n reporter ho has noted increasing "propa- ganda activity" in behalf of the long beleaguered Murvay-Wagner- Dlngell health Insurance bill, add- ing that ho expects Democrats to push strongly for its passngo In the session beginning January 0. "It's all right with me If Uic Democrats want to make an issue of said the Ohio senator, an announced candidate for the Repub- lican presidential nomination. 'I don't think the people of this coun- try want the regimentivtion involved In a compulsory plan Hint mnkcs cvoi'y government; subject to gov- ernment Taft said he expects President Truman to renew In his state of the union message to Congress the appeals he has made In the past for health insurance legislation. Senator Murray one of the authors of the Murray-Wnsner- Dlngnll measure, wild Democrats will make "every to bring It up next scNilon. Hu mild that some chanson In its form will be considered, adding that a recent suggestion by Bernard M. Baruch, adviser to presidents that tho compulsory features or the law be confined to persons with Incomes of less than a year will be studied. 6.0 3.2 S.I 0.4 4.3 7.3 4.7 .1 Max. Mln. Free. Chicago 33 -14 Des MoinoB 37 20 International Falls. .28 8 T Los Angeles........ 81 58 Paul 32 10 Now York .........32 25 Seattle 53 34 Washington 30 28 .13 The Pas ...........20 8 "DAILY nivEn'BULLETIN Flood Stago 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Lake CUy Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5, T.W. Dam 6A, T.W. Winona 3 Dam 0, Pool Dam C, T.W. Dakota Dam 7, T.W..... La Crosso 12 Tributary Streams Chlppewa at Durand 3.4 Zumbro at Thellman 2.7 Buffalo above Alma 2.8 Trempealcau at Dodge 1.0 Black at Qalesvllle 3.3 La Crosso at W. Salem 1.0 .6 .2 Root at Houston -3 RIVER TORECA8T (From to GuUenberf, During the next 48 hours, river stages in this district will remain practically stationary. Snyder Reports Most Insurance Firms Free of Tax Washington Secretary ol tho Treasury Snyder said todny that nearly all life insurance companies will have no federal taxes to pay on this year's Income. This results, he said in a state- ment, from a 1842 law which this year brings about the "effective removal of federal income tax liability from.insurance companies.' Snyder asked that Congress give "Immediate attention" to changinf the law to prevent a repetition of this "unavoidable result." The treasury secretary explained that the 1042 law fixes a formula for determining what portion of net investment income life insur- ance companies may deduct from tax liability in order to maintain reserves -for the benefit of policy holders. This year, the formula works oul so that the companies may deduct 100.BO per' cent of their life insur- ance investment income, Snyder said. "I have no alternative (under the law) 'but to determine such a fig ha added. day by attending churches where the significance of tho Nativity was emphasized anew as the birthday of the1 Prince of Peace. Winonons gave gifts at an un- precedented rate. Electrical ap- were snapped up as soon as they hit tho counters, Winona merchants said, and household goods also were popular gift items. Several merchants reported the biggest year they ever had. One said. "We very nearly cleaned the house." DutlncM Better Music stores reported trade about 50 per cent over last year, with heaviest volume of sales in records and Christmas business In general about double that of any month at uiy other tlmo of tho .year. Late Nhoppors found while wcro still things to bo had, it was necessary to substitute for some de- sired item ordinarily plentiful. Generally, however, selection was better and merchandise more abundant than any time since bc- 'orc the war. The St. Matthew's Lutheran con- gregation presented a 1848 auto- mobile to their pastor and his wife the Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Mcnnlckc The presentation was made by Her- bert Rother, chairman of the con- gregation, who was introduced by Percy Manz, a parishoner at the conclusion of Christmas services. At tho Winona General hospital Christmas was saluted by the birth of two babies on the night or the 25th. They are a daughter, bom to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Santleman 322 West Howard street, and a son to Mr. nnd Mrs. Ebben Hazlcton 517 Lafayette street. However, their] parents aren't going to name them Merry and Noel. The girl will be christened Karen Jean, the boy probably will bo Donald. Turkey Dinner at Jail Five prisoners at the county Jail were treated to a turkey dinner with the traditional Yule trimmings including cranberries, stuffing and pie, while the only prisoner at the city Jail was given a full dinner rather than the sandwiches which arc the customary fare of Inmates there. Workers at tho city relief office relaxed today after what for them is the busiest time of the year, when they try to augment the ordi- nary grants with extra things to make the Christmas of the needy ns merry ns possible. This year nccordliiK to Knlhcrlno Lam- bert, cILy poor commlKNioncr, from various people made It possible to do more than ever bofora for relief recipients, Winona house- wives contributed some cookies, Jam and one man gave cash for fruit, Three bushels of apples were don- ated by a merchant and clothing given by citizens. "I do wish people Just wouldn't throw away Mrs. Lambert said today, "One elderly man wns Blvcn a suit this year; ho 'had received no new clothes since last Christmas when we gave him two second-hand flannel shirts, which Adft Eipensfcade 33- civilian the War department.' won aboard the Danish motorshlp Klna which sank oH Samar during the typhoon which swept' the today.- Forty-six persons on the ship are unac- counted for. Five survivors were picked up but the fate of Miss Espenshnde was' undeter- mined. (A.P. wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Convict Escapes Wisconsin State Prison Over Wall Waupun, long-term convict whose well-timed plrms car ried him to freedom over the 2; foot walls of the state prison In bold pro-dawn Christmas day brea today was sought tliroughout th he had painstakingly throughout the year.'" state. Tho convict, Roman M. (Roy Frankcn, 22. of Milwaukee, is be licved to have stolen a car and He the Waupun area. A Buick seda wns reported missing from the gar age or Walter Glnscoff after th break. The garage is two block from the prison, Frankcn, serving a three to 25 year term for armed nn robbery and burglary, is believed t have climbed a rain spbut to th roof of a four-story cell block. Warden John C. Burke said tracks were found in the snow atop th cell block and thnt he believe Frankcn had used n hook and rope to lower himself to an Innc wall nome 2B foot, below. From tho Inner wall, Frankcn believed to have run to tho con nectlng outer wall, Again lowerin, himself with the hook and rop The rope and hook believed to hav been used have not been found. It was the first successful over the-wnll break from the prison J four years. Two men who wei over the wall in 1943 were picked u in Milwaukee less than eight hour after their escape. Frankcn was sentenced from Mi: waukee September 4, 1946. H father and other relatives' live 1 s. which Milwaukee, while his mother reside patched in Omaha. Police in both citle have been alerted to watch for him Paper to Publish Mikolajczyk's Story Supposing one night, without warning, a group of armed security trained, directed and controlled by a foreign power, enter your home and arrest you. You ask to see their warrant and they laugh at you, for their warrant is a machine gun that Is pointed at your stomach. In their pocket is your sentence, already made out, and your "trial" in the military you are given will be only a fiction. One of them casually pulls out a revolver, opens a drawer in your desk, puts the revolver in the drawer, lifts it out again and accuses you of concealing weapons in violation of a "law" that is suddenly a mixture of mockery and murder. Thus former Prime Minister of Poland Staulslaw Miko- lajczyk described conditions in Poland under the Russian terrorists. Begin this daring expose of the unbelievable cruelties or the police state in Poland in The Republican-Herald on Janu- aru 5 and follow it dally through, 24 thriving Chapters. Storm Rips Manila; 56 )ead, Missing Fire Out 70 Per Cent of Historic Tacloban aavage typhoon, swept the today. icavlly damaged portions of Manila. auscd a flre that wiped out 70 per cent historic Tacloban, capital of jcytc, destroyed one ship and dam- gcd five others. At least 58 persons vere dead or unaccounted of Jiem from the Danish motorsblp Klna, which sank oft Samar. Striking at sunrise, the big blow ppcd the root off the city's st hostelry, the Manila, hotel, broka- statoed glass windows and ther damage at the Presidential Malacanan palace, disrupted com- munications, flattened or blew twar ountlcss lightly constructed nd left Manila streets looking f war had Just departed. Wreck- age of roofs and house siding lay iverywhere. Globe wireless picked up mes- sage from an unidentified station aylng, "Tacloban burning like hell Strong typhoon winds Ian up perhaps will grow bigger." President Roxas declared an- emergency holiday to permit mil en- ergies to be devoted to recovery ho worst December ty- phoon to hit the Philippines In ,3t over the China sea to- ward Hainan. The typhoon stripped the last vestige of Christmas gaiety from the Philippines and left gasping from the shock of stands' flf th and most violent storm n two months. The Klna, bound from Tokyo to Europe hod a crew of 40 and jassengers. The vessel of Dan- ish East Asiatic lines was driven aground. Its loss was reported by the Norwegian Motor Vessel Sam- uel Bakke, which (rounded It-. self but managed to pull Xho radioed- that it-I picked UP five survivors, but did not say whether they were The Klna washed on. 'Bocky mandag Island, about five miles off the coast of Samar Island and be- tween Samar and the northwest tip of Lcytc. WACs Aboard The steamship line reported passenger list Included three Amer- ican WACs, three married and three children. The continuing fierceness of winds, which .reached peaks of 80 miles an hour, had prevented send- ing rescue croft or planes to aid the frantically appealing vessel. Manila, which escaped from previous blows the past few months, was caught directly In tin center of tills one. A report to the Chinese Commer- cial News from Isolated Tacloban ont Lcyto Island said 70 per cent of business district of their city had been wiped out by a nre which whipped through the town on thst wings of the typhoon. Tacloban was the scene of sonic of the wart fiercest righting on Lcyte. The city's transportation was completely disrupted and power, light and telephone operated on a limited- emergency basis. A survey by The Associated showed that damage In Manila WM erratic and spotted, although eye of the ntorm passed directly over the metropolitan, district. The city's south harbor scene of wreckage and destruction while the north harbor, across Paslg river, was relatively un- touched. Freighter The United States Freighter Spitfire broke loose from her moorings and crashed Into wharf, where her Htern wan pounded by the Japanese Liberty Ship Jacques Laramle, rwlnglnsj wildly at her anchorage. The nlr terminal at Nichols Field, used by Pan-American World Air- ways and Northwest Airlines, badly battered and radio communi- cations were knocked out. The two lines probably will not fly Into Ma- nila again until the radio Is re- stored, since they arc not author-- Izcd to land elsewhere. U. S. Ambassador to Panama Quits Washington Diplomatic sources siUd today that Brigadier General Frank T. Hlnes has re- signed as ambassador to the Pana- ma republic. These sources said Monett B. Davis, former minister to Denmark and more recently consul general at Shanghai, is under considera- tion to succeed him. Officials familiar with such ap- pointments said that Hines offered his resignation last month, when it appeared Panama would accept an agreement to lease canal bases to the United States. agreement was rejected Monday bj the Panama National assembly. Hincs is 68 and has been ambassa- dor since September 14, 1945. was veterans administrator for 19 years before accepting the diploma-' tic post. A native of Greencastle. Ind_ Davis is, 54 and has been In foreign service since 1920. In Shang- hai, where he was assigned in early 1946, he had the personal rank of minister.   

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