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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER IS COMING nm your new radio can It. Full Lemed Wire Report of The Anociated Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 305 W1NONA. MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 14. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES G B Commodity, Stock Prices Show Gains Soybean Drop As Exception to General Trend New the first time since the price break started Febru- ary 4, wheat, corn and oats crept up a few cents today and other com- modity markets kept in step. Stocks continued to display rising tenden- cies. Soybeans were the exception in the Chicago pits. They dropped the dally limit of 8 cents at the start. Cotton opened us much as a bale higher. Front taking and hedging pared the gain a bit. But at the end of the first hour buying cropped up again and prices went ahead as much as a bale. Part of the early demand was be- lieved by traders to have resulted from indications that farmers would start placing stocks into government loans' rather than levels. sell at current Two Die, Four Hurt in Rooming House Explosion men were killed and four persons injured, one critically, when a gas explosion Fri- day night wrecked a story and one- half rooming house at 311C James avenue south. Coroner Russell R. Helm Identified the victims, whose bodies were found shortly before midnight, as: John II. Short, about 75, own- er of the rooming house, .and Franklin A. Rutlcdirc. plumber who aiilinir In tin- conver- sion of un oil-burning furnace to K'IIS. The injured, taken to General hos- pital, are: Mrs. Netti Short, 73, wife of tin: owner, wlinxi: condition WIIK called critical. Reginald Traver, ID, Spring Lake Park, a second plumber. R. A, Johnson, 31, Minneapolis fireman overcome by smoke, and Mrs. Martha. Wells, 100, re- moved from an adjoining home which fire after the blast. W. P. PalRC. head of tho lire de- partment arson squad, said plumb- ers, assisted by Short, were working many fcodcra were slishtly lower. Other laTRO grocery chains rushed to Join those already putting Into effect lower prices on a variety of cost of llvlnrr items after the commodity price break. The Grand stocks ad- 'n tllc basement when a gas main ri share accidentally cut. Traver was to worn other occupants of the house, which housed 13 persons, in- cluding several University of Mln- nesota T. J. Conwuy. Minneapolis Gas nepubllcnn-IIcrald photo by Stan Mandcl Ihn Kentlemiiri In the situation, doesn't worry about that too much. ctren afternoon klndorHiirton puplla at Central -elementary school. Ho loves It all. Union Company said that 27 cuts would be tagged lower starting Monday. The largest of the latest meat price declines were in chuck roast of beef and brisket. Chuck roast or steak will be 55 cents a pound In Grand Union stores, down four cents. Rib roasts will be 01 cents, a drop of two cents. Salesman Awakes Yictory Aides Asked to After 75-Foot Tumble in Auto Aid in X-Ray Drive An "ivlcrt" to tho Wlnona Victory Aides. In the Term of a re- ATI IVlCt fcU VllV IT 11 J v.-v Liuwtmc. Mich., fell quost from the Winona county X-ray survey committee, was is- (Irrwo ____, tumbled down ft 73-foot embank- ment onto riillnmd right-of-way. Cost to the nnlentimn: A rudo ftwtikonlne nnd two bruLiod kneos which didn't even require u physl flnn's Attention. Cost to tho Kraft rood Company (or lt.i Insurance Jl.OOO damage to tho The lucky dalesman, uccordtnK to Sheriff Cloortfe Korl'n office, wu.t Murl nond, who admitted after- Soviet Says U. S. Marines Ready For Invasions he fell nl the wheel Just before cur cru.ihed Into tho iruiird rul! mi hlKhwiiy 01, two mlle.i nouth of Dre.nblirh nboiit 3 u. m, today. Cities during the curly morning hours when the car went out of control and rolled down tho north bank. Anton Kiitnlu, InvcsllKator Moncow The Soviet .army newspaper Red Star said today United Staton marines In tho Med- Itorruneun have the task of "Invad- ing Greece, Palestine nnd other urouti attractive to certain American circled." In u five-column article, the paper ..hid tho marine corps' Job through- out tho Mediterranean and In the rest of tho world Is "quite obviously bunk. Anton Kiitnla, InvosllKfttor cft out operations de- from thr office, reported to mipport reactionaries in It WM impo.t.ilblo to dnlcrmlno how tho of American Impcrlnl- miiny times thr cur hud rolled over. many times the cur had rolled over. When It came to u stop next to tho ;he rur laid on of thr mishap by u La Cro-ne-boimd Milwaukee train crrw. The crew reported it to Ln Crcvtvi police, which the two-way rutllo connec- tion with Wlnonu police to Inform Winona county authorities about tho Bherlfr Kurt. A Wlnonn wrecker pulled the cur out Immediately and hauled It to Ln CTOS.HP, Herbert Molltor, Mliuienotii hlttli- wuy imlroliiiun, iil.-ui InvrntlKUted ut thr dtciii'. ,'N.Y., Booked on Murder Charge Itlnnhumlon, N. '12- ynir-old iiiiiKtiumton tux! driver wild booked toduy for murder In tho bentlnc of Mr.v Murlon Paukelto Thompson. whose buttered, nvidn body WUR found Krldiiy in u dl.iho- vrlled bedroom, Krnricth KoK'-r Nixon WU.H urrested In an Ilhuou Ini.i ntntlon lute I'rl- duy tiltfht. Id- hafl been ubnt-nt from work MUCH Monduy, polled Ciiptaln Joncph W. Sul- livun rrporti-d that Mm, Thompson nppurrntly hud been killed novel-ill dnyit IIKO. The body wait on u bed, under a bluiikrt, Patrick Curbono, the landlord lit the apartment house, told pollrp ho hud heurd a "terrinc battle" curly Tui'.-iduy, Car- bone dincovcrrd the body. Kulllvun wild Mrs. Thompnoii did not live with tier hiubuiul, Identity wan not. determined, and Unit dtix nnd Nixon hud been uc- for iibout thri-d Body of St. Paul Man Found in River St. Tun! The hotly of lind been lor a week. charged with the responsibility of TeBistering lory Alcleii to nuiut In the community room of tho city building Monday at p. m, Tho registration chairman, James T. Schain, said he needs a worker, or registrar, for every block In the city. Duties of the registrar, Bald he, will consist of calling on cvory homo In the assigned block early In March and registering every per- son In that home for thn chest X-ray survey scheduled to begin ovory person of. school age and ovur. This card, the cliulrmu.ii ex- plained, only requires simple Infor- mation, such as name, address and marital status, and requires no per- sonal information. inal information, ceived At the time of this registration each registrar will have available an Itinerary for the mobile X-ray unit. Each person may then se- lect to have his X-ray taken at the location most suitable for him. Fontaine Suit for I.OK Actress Joan Fontaine has filed a broach of contract action for al- od failure lo produce tho picture uyorllng." du'y In Hut name of Humpurt Pro- dtictloiui. Sho Robert Hakim, Kiiymond Hakim and Croat Cluss- ICM, Inc.. as defendants. Hho charged the corporation with iiKriMiliiK lo Jitur nor in Ihn picture with Uoborl '1'uylor and then drop- ping It la.'it January 15 because of luck of llnunclnK. Miss Fontaine and nor husband, Producer William Doxlcr, are named principal ,-itockholdcrs in Rampart Productions, Wnrnen to Film Story of Wright Hollywood Tho story of Orvlllo and Wilbur Wright, Invcn- i of the airplane, will be depleted on tho movlo nerecn. Warner Brothers studio, announc- ing tho production Friday, disclosed It had purchased film rights 12 yearn ago from Orvlllo Wright. Tho agreement included a proviso that thn picture would not be made early' In April. Must Fill Out Cards card must be filled out for Fuel Oil Check Started, Warmer Weather Helps A check on existing fuel oil sup- plies in the city was undertaken this week by a state official as Mayor John Druey reported that there were indications that warmer weather, coupled with arrival of a number of tank earn tit oil, may Imvo alleviated Iho rtllKhtly, The mayor Is to receive a report Monday on the existing supply of fuel oil. Interest in the report Is high since the Minnesota fuel conserva- tor early this week told the mayor that Winona wouldn't get an emer- gency fuel shipment until every dealer In the city is out. Since setting up of the emergency fuel oil office In the city engineering department Monday, about 12 appli- cations for emergency allotments have been received there by distress cases. When tha mayor set up the oHlco he announced frankly that he had no oil but Invited applications to prepare for the time when emergency shipment might be Light Company service superintend- coiiflrmcd that an emergency ___ had boon received from the James avenue address but that a radio-equipped service car did not reach there until after the explosion occurred. Dwelling Collapses Paige said the large dwelling col- lapsed with the blast and lire broke out immediately. Two adjoining houses also caught fire and windows were shattered for a block around. Firemen were unable to quell the flames until additional gas company employes reached the scene to blast a hole in the street and shut off the fuel supply. Rutledgc and Traver were Identi- fied as employes of the E. J. Morrow Company, plumbing firm which held the contract for converting..the fur- nace burner. an rc- Fuel Oil Crisis Met in Wabasha Wabanha, B. Hlr- schy, local oil coordinator, said that in caning the meeting of tho local dealers no longer take orders Victory Aides, Ralph Luphum, gen- for oil: houcsoldcrs get oil only after oral chairman, declared, "Tho city application. Of Wlnona, recalling your efficient He said that all tanks are checked and untiring wrvlcu to l-hl.-i com- niunlty and to ynur country during the war, now calls upon you in the nutlon-wldo war on tuberculosis. Wo make this appeal confidently knowing your fine spirit and com- munity cooperation. "The HUCUUKH of tliB cho.it X-ray survey depends upon complete reg- istration. It Is In this registration program that we hope you will lend your Bulletin Franklin, N. J. Marlon Ilusso. 15. was churccd with the fatal lilmlfrmininir of her mother today after nn argument Friday night over whether she should go to a high school dance. An autopsy showed that the mother, Mrs. Russo, ilicd at a hemorrhage. before oil Is delivered, adding "wo do not want to see anyone In Wabasha suffer, but we will not al- lot oil unless it is absolutely Youth, 18, Rescues Trio From River I'ntchOfruc, N. een-year-old Robert McDowell crawled out on the Ice and res- cued two small boys Friday from the I'ntclioKUc river. the nhlvcrlni; yoimk'HtcrH hustled lo n nearby liouxc, one mild: "There's ittlll another kid in there." McDowell ran back to the river, plunged in and HWam under the Ice. lie brought up William McDermott, eight, and revived him by artificial respira- tion. The three, William, his broth- er, I'hlllp, five, and Robert Mc- Donald, nine, will lie all right, hoxpllul attaches snld. A. of C. Directors Endorse A-D-M Plan A resolution endorsing the pro- poned expansion of tho Archer- Danlcln-Mldland Company nt the present ulto of tho Industry wa.i udoptcd by tho A.tHoclulion of Com- merce ut tho regular meeting of Its bonrd of directors Tuesday. Tho ronolutlon will bo forwarded bo I Jill I 4 (IT IJUliy A mun found In the Ml.-mlwlppl river to tho city council whore It will Friday Idi-ntiried tcxluy un thut ulred ut a public hearing Monday fif Ktephrn (If., of SI, PlUll, lie Illfthl. hud been mliwliiK from hid home Tho resolution ntiiUin that the ac- tion taken by tho Industrial commit- tec in luwlstitiK Archer-Danlcls- Mlcllund Company with their site problems be approved and that the Association of Commerce, as a civic organization of businessmen, go on record unanimously, as favoring the from the association tlon.' ton W) John Lewis' miners union asserted to- day the court order powers of the Tart-Hartley net are invalid and an attempted return to "government by injunction." The union made public a brief it mailed to an Indianapolis federal court. It asks dismissal of a National Labor Relations board regional director's request for an injunction against the A.F.L. International Typograph- ical! union. Bodies Of Two Men were removed from the ruins of this two and one-half story rooming house, wrecked Friday night by a BUS explosion followed by fire. Flames licking along the angle of the- reof, were dropped 25 feet in seconds, firemen said, by the blast. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Nine Dead in Mississippi Tornado; Flood Peril Seen Chicago Two Mississippi tornadoes and rampaging rivers in six states left nine persons dead, 42 hospitalized, and J.T1C UCilU iUiU- J1JJUJ.I.-14 52 homes and damaged 95 buildings at Newton and Monticcllo, Miss., Friday. Thousands of persons Tied before turbulent waters from rain and nnow-HWollnii rlvors in Oliln, Wost Virginia, Trnni'itnne, Kentucky. Mis- sissippi and Piinnsylvanhi, Threat of more floods remained In the South. Pew sections of the country es- caped the lash of angry elements. The Bed Cross In the South pre- pared for any .emergency in view of the Hood peril. National guards in some states wore alerted. Rain, sleet, rain and snow fell from the Rockies to the North Atlantic seaboard. A fresh mass of cold air moved into the northern plains and temperatures dropped rapidly to below zero in some regions; Business alid industry In some sections felt the impact of the floods and storm. Highway travel from the plains states to the East Coast was hazardous. Air traffic was halted in many cities. In New York alone, ISO flights were can- elled at La Guardia field because of low celling. Dayton, Ohio, was virtually isolat- ed as heavy rains deluged the in- dustrial city of Some' families were forced to leave their Ex-G.I. Accused Of Stealing Atomic Photos Soldier Busted, Fined for Wild Ride in Tank Designed to Meet Higher Costs Begin April 1 Tru- man, today signed legislation, to- creasing benefits of vet- erans attending school under G.I. bill. It raises the monthly subslstenco allowance for veterans without de- pendents from to with one dependent from to and those with two or more de- pendents from tOO to Effective April 1 The new schedules go Into effect April 1. The veterans administration has estimated the Increases will cost the government approximately 000 a year. The measure was backed strongly by veterans' organisations. It was passed by the Senate last summer and by the House Febru- ary 3. The Houso veterans professional staff sold veterans working part-time while they KO to school will be eligible for the new allowances. However, such a veter- an's combined allowance and salary will be hold under ceilings. Remain The present ceilings of a month on combined earnings and allowances for veterans without de- pendents, and for those with dependents, are not changed by new law. For example, a veteran with de- pendents who Is earning month or more while he goes to school will collect no subsistence al- lowance. If his salary comes up to only he will get a allow- ance. The limit Is the some as that in effect for veterans taking on-the- Job training, also under the GX bilL A bill to raise the trainees' celling has passed Congress. It Is await- ing action of n conference commit- tee to settle differences in figures In the House and Senate versions. If tills celling eventually Is rais- ed. It will not affect veterans In tiehool who work part time. meumm! applied only to those work- Ing full time. Rochester, N. Y. Gerald Michaels, 28, a Rochester ex-soldier accused of stealing secret photo- graphs from the atomic project at Los Alamos. N. M., was free today in bond. Michaels, the sixth former soldier charged with having removed clas- sified information from the New Mexico installation, was arrested Lawton, be- gan today for Technician Fourth. Class Donald S. Fort Sill soldier who raided Lawton two Mexico Jnsiiuiauon. was IUIU.MI.U wno raided Lawton two here Thursday night and arraigned wcclcs nRO jn nis tank-like mechan- bcfore a U. S. commissioner. lzed An Indictment brought by a fed- eral grand Jury in Albuquerque izcd howitzer. His undeclared war against tha eral grand Jury In Albuquerque, city wound up Monday N. M., snys Jw stole and concealed f ]Jwl NUemberg Sill both classified and unclassified "rsion photographs cm June 24, 19-JG. the Xfter final review Friday, an army day of his army discharge. special court martial busted him to he arm designates as classi- u The army designates as fled" material to be kept secret for security reasons. Michaels was transferred to the Los Alamos photograph department in 10-13 from the Oak Ridge, Tcnn., atomic Installation. needed. Wabasha has obtained one emer- gency shipment of fuel oil, which WHS received this week after ti sur- vey revealed the supply was critical. Business places using oil were urged to convert to some other fuel, and oil for home heaters was to be issued only where conversion is not poM.'ilble. Extra Tank Cars For State Allocated St. tank cars to haul emergency oil to Minnesota were allocated today by the office of defense transportation. Word to this effect came to James W. Clark, state fuel con- servator, from Carl Weicht, admin- istrative assistant to Ed- ward J. Thyc in Washington. One thousand extra tank cars were allocated to this area, which em- braces 13 states, but Clark said the bulk of the cars will go to Minne- sota and Wisconsin. Cars generally arc assigned to those regions where the need Is the greatest. At the same time, Governor Luth- er W. Youngdahl announced he had sent a telegram to Governor Blue of Iowa asking him.to rel-ease fuel oil trucks which were halted In that state because of overweight. The governor was Informed a number of trucks were stopped in Merrill, Iowa, and the drivers flned. The governor explained that the trucks arc used regularly for gaso- line but that were loaded with fuel oil, which heavier than gaso- line. Winthrop Rockefeller, Son of Oil Kins, Weds Lithuanian Immigrants' Daughter __ Palm Admiral Fraser Named British Sea Lord London Admiral Lord record unun mousiy. as lavuruiK "it _-.....---- expansion program of the A-D-M Bruce Austin Frascr hus been ap- Compnny at Its present location with "ted, sen lord and chief of a further guarantee of support and Britain s naval staff .i__ _____i _ Mr Hi fnlrn He will lake over next 'August ILftni.hLllI lUJlll lu wi-rf- whenever It may be needed during from Admiral Sir John Cunnlng- tho period of expansion and opera- ham. tho admiralty announced Pri- V. VlltYllt- day night. Palm Bcacli. Rockefeller, heir to a fabulous for- tune, was married in the first min- utes of thin St. Valentine's day to Mrs. Barbara Seurs, daughter of Lithuanian Immigrants. The 35-year-old Rockefeller, one of the heirs to the millions of his grandfather. John D. Rockefeller, and his pretty blonde bride. 31, wore married at The Rev, Wlnslow S. Drummond, pa-stor of the West Palm Beach Presbyterian church, performed the slipped quietly away today for an undisclosed hon- eymoon spot. They plan to be gone about ten days. The simple single ring ceremony was conducted against a floral back- drop In a room overlooking Lake Worth in the winter estate of Mr. and Mrs. Winston Guest, long time friends of the bride. The ceremony was attended only by the bridal couple; Laurence Rockefeller, brother of Winthrop, who was best man; Isabel Paul, sis- ter of the bride who was maid of ceremony. The newlywcds Winthrop Rockefeller. 3C, grandson of the late Oil magnate, Is shown above In Pulm Beach, with his fiancee. Mrs. Barbara Sciirs, 31, of New York. Just before their Valentine's day wedding. Wire-photo to The Republican -Herald.) After final review Friday, an army il court martial busted him to private, gave him one montu at hard labor, and fined him in six installments. Williams, 24, comes from Decatur, Texas. On the niRht of January 33 got Intoxicated. For tho first time In hts life. mounted the 21-ton armored mon- ster and drove ,lt gaily from fort. One hour and 12 miles later fran- tic M. P.'s trapped the tipsy Texan. But not before he had written a new chapter In panzer tactics, smashed three cars In Lawton, and left in- delible memories among the citlzcni. honor; Mr. arid Mrs. Guest; Alex ander L.' Cochrane, Mrs. Guest's brother, and the minister. After the vows were spoken, tall, Bemidjl good-lookfng Rockefeller leaned over Chicago and kissed hts vivacious live-foot, Denver six-Inch bride. UJ 114V, A reception before the wedding Dumth Int. Falls was attended by 50 guests who rank- cd among society's most noted fig- Kansas City urcs and Included the Duke and Los Angeles Duchess of Windsor. Count and Miami Countess Jean dc la Valdcne, Mrs. Mpls.-St. Paul Hudson Vanderbilt. Herbert Pulitzer New Orleans and Mrs. Brcnda Frazler Kelly. New York One name, Joe Borney, which ap- Seattle pearcd by mistake on the select guest Phoenix list, later proved to be an accordion Washington player hired to entertain the guests. Winnipeg Weather FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and with cold wave and diminishing wlnda tonight; low In the city. to In the country. Sunday, fair and cold: high 12. Minnesota: Fuir north and and partly cloudy southwest por- tion tonight .and Sunday with occa- sional light snow In extreme south- west. Colder cast and continued cold west portion. Low tonight 15-25 below north and 10-20 below south portion. Wisconsin: Cold wave tonight with temperature falling to 10-20 below north, 5-10 below south por- tion by Sunday morning. Cleartnjc with diminishing winds. Sunday fair and cold. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 27; minimum. 11: noon, 16: precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Prec. DCS Molncs 48 32 42 22 29 22 25 61 78 23 74 38 49 57 42 22 11 15 14 14 5 10 13 4G 74 10 37 32 43 30 35 .14 .02 .01 .02