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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER tonlrhti Friday. cooler Full Lewd Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 48. NO. 74 "WINONA. MINNESOTA.. THURSDAY EVENING. MAY 13. 1948_ FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS HERE Dial 37JS for ibe Bert in Radio TWENTY-SIX PAGES Better: Truman Peace Prospects 4 Die in Upsala Tavern-Dance Hall Fire ________________--------------------------------------------------------_....................... Three Others Escape, One By Jumping Injured Man Taken to Little Falls Hospital for Care ITpsuln, persons burned to death early today in a fir? which destroyed n combina- tion tavern-dnnco hull and residence three miles west of here. Throo others escaped, one b; Jumping from n second story window Tho victims were Donald Hlppc 21; his sister, Dolores, 18; their brother, Dolbort, 15. nnd Angus: Nordstrom, 48. a hired man. Evnr Peterson, 37, another hlrcc man, escaped by Jumping from a window. Ho was taken to n Little Falls hospital suffering cuts burns, Mr. and Mrs, Ben Hippe, parents of the three children, also escaped All tho victims were asleep on the Super-Range Bombers May Carry Own Fighters second floor above the tavern tho flro wns discovered about 4 n, m Donald Hippo smellcd smoke and wakened Peterson tmcl then went to rouse tho others. Peterson jumped from the window but Donald nppnrently wns prevent- ed by smoke from finding tho win- dow again, Mr. and Mrs, Hippo wore asleep on tho ground floor when tho fire started. Smoko nnd flames prevent- ed thorn nnd neighbors from going to tho nld of those on the second floor Flromcn from Grey Eagle, nine mllos nwny, wore called. When they icnohed tho scono tho flames had gnlnotl too much headway to be stopped. Tho flro was boliovcd to have started from wiring In the coiling botwoon tho tavern nnd tho sleeping quarters above. Tho combination n framo structure about TO'Tecfby 120 foot, with n second floor only over smoldering four hours after tho flro started. Of- ficials were standing by to search lor the bodies as soon as possible. Donald Hippo wns nn Army vet- eran. Dolores wns n senior nt Upsala High school, where Dclbcrt also was n student. Upsnla is about 15 miles southwest of Little Falls. tho tavern section, Tho ruins still wcro Youths' Arrest Seen Clearing Up 50 Burglaries BreckonrldKe, Jnmos ntKgornld said today arrest Wednesday of two youths had clear- ed up more than 50 unsolved bur- glaries In Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illi- nois and Iowa. Tho pair, one 10 nnd one-19 years old, wns arrested after burglarizing Kartige nt Tlnttih. Minn., Monday night. Tho younger boy has been turned over to Travis county authorities in connection with tho Tlntah case. Tho older boy Is being returned to Chlppewa Falls. WIs.. by Wis- consin officials. Tho officials said tho two boys started their burglary string in Chlppewa Falls in Janu- ary. Manchurian Showdown Near Rag-tag armies of government and com- headed today for n showdown In rich, Japanese in- dustrialized Manchuria. Fighting has started In Mukden's defense perimeter. Changchun, the Manchurian capital, may be evacu- ate! by the government, (Nanking's Chpnll news agency, which Is often correct In Its mili- tary cllspntches, said Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek had secretly or- dered tho American trained sixth nrmy to evacuate Chanpchun nnd proceed under heavy air protection to the defense of Mukden. (A government military spokes- man In Nanking declined to discuss tho Chenll report.) Natural Gas Act Change Killed Washington Tho Senate commerce committee voted nine to four toclny to kill the controversial Mooro-Rlnley bill to amend the Natural _Ons acC. Tho mcnsurt! was passed by tho Mouse last summer. It would ex- clude tho Fcdcrnl Power commission from Jurisdiction over the produc- tion nnd gathering of natural gas In the riclcl. Opponents contended it would cost pas consumers tens of millions of dollars annually. The committee acted behind clos- et! doors after tho Senate sponsor, Senator Moore had ar- gued that presage of the bill was essential to assure nn adequate sup- ply of fuel for defense purposes and other needs. New Air Force an- nounced today it Is ground testing n tiny hitch-hiking, Jet-propelled fighter designed to ride as escort for super-range bombers. The miniature fighter is the Mc- Donnell XF-85, a radical design adapted to stowage In the bomb boy of a B-36, which is more than ten times as largo. Known as a "parasite" because It Is based aboard another airplane, the XF-85 revives a principle tested extensively by the Navy some years ago when fighters were carried In- side large dirigibles. Tho Jet plane has a wingspan of 21 feet and is but 15 feet long. It has no landing gear other thnn a retractable hook ahead of the cockpit by which it can be swung down from the bomb bay for launch- ing in flight. It lands by engaging; the hook. The plane can be fueled and serv- iced in flight, and can be jettisoned In an emergency. Its top estimated speed Is around 650 miles an hour. The "parasite" fighter is one an- swer to the need of long-range bombers for escort. Near the end of World War n, fighter planes with a combat radius of miles were developed. However, postwar advances have put bomber range beyond that expectable from fight- Hoffman Bars Aid to Nations Arming Reds Jews Mobilize For Friday Zero Hour New State to Be Proclaimed As Mandate Ends Jerusalem Jewish forces called upon all trained men. -and women of fighting age today mobilize for the "zero hour" Washington The United States will shut off economic aid to any European nation which sup- plies war machinery to Russia, EBP Director Pnul Hoffman said today. Hoffman said: "Wo will tell them, they musi stop it or we won't furnish aid." Three Slugged in South St. Paul Strike Violence South St. 'Paul Three men were slugged today In n renewal of disorders in this strikebound pack- .ng plant town. pne_was taken to n hospital suffering a cussion. Tho victims were Larry Sweeney, 38, South St. Paul; Glenn Fisher, 43, Hlllcrest apartments, routs 4; and Rudolph Ertckson, 35; South St. Paul. Fisher said eight men attacked them three blocks from the entrance to the Swift Packing plant, where they had gone to look things over. Massed pickets of the striking C. I. O. Packinghouse Workers union blocked entrances to the Swiff, and Armour plants for the second day In. a row. 'Today the pickets threw back officers who attempted to open their lines. About 17 officers and depu- ties, led by Sheriff Norman Dieter nnd Police Captain Jim Farroll wont to the picket line with drawn guns. They read a parently a court order prohibit- ing moss picketing. The pickets replied with their fists and the officers withdrew. No shots were fired. Before the three men were at- tacked, police had arrested one man and charged him with disor- derly conduct. They said he was carrying a length of pipe. He was booked as Elbert La Hue, about 60. South St Paul and wns released on ball. Witnesses said there wore twice as many pickets on the lines today as yesterday when as many as 500 massed before the Swilt plant. Few- er marched before the Armour slant, The C. I. O. United Packing- house Workers today awaited an answer to their proposal that Gov- ernor Youngdnhl be named' arbi- trator of their nearly 60-day-old strike. Olenn Chlnnndcr, union field re- presentative, said area locals had voted last night at "a strategy meet- ng to ask the naming of Young- duhl. Chlnandcr said locals would seek to comply with a restraining or- der issued yesterday by Judge W. A, Schultz at Hastings. The court ruled that picketing must be done jy not more than ten men at each of the two local plants. Bulletins Yokohama An eighth Army military commission to- day acquitted two of the only three Japanese women ever tried for >var crimes Washington Represen- tative Knutson (R.-Mlnn.) struck back at southern foes In the oleo tax battle today by Intro- ducing legislation to -remove import quotas on cotton, Thugt Rob Bank Messengers of thugs robbed two messengers of the Credit tyonnals bank today of about francs (roughly The bandits leaped from a black sedan behind a money truck outside the bank's branch In Ncullly, a fashionable nuburb. They forced the messengers to the pavement and drove away in the truck. They abandoned tho truck half a mile from tlic scene, taking its contents. The economic cooperation ad- ministrator was before the Senate appropriations committee to ask funds for the European Recovery program. Senator Cordon (R.-Ore.) asked Hoffman what he intended to do to "control the translation of our goods and money" into war machinery for Russia? "If It is said Hoffman, Palestine when a Jewish state is proclaimed. The" state will be proclaimed early tomorrow night, effective one minute after midnight, when the British mandate ends. The Jewish provi- sional government decided in Tel Aviv to proclaim the state early In tho evening to avoid such action on the Jewish sabbath. The Jewish mobilization calj, is- sued in Haifa, ordered all men nnd women between the ages of 18 and 35 who have had any previous military training to report imme- diately for duty. Observers said this- was a pre- caution against possible invasion by the neighboring Arab countries. Egypt has imposed a stage of seige to prepare for possible Holy Land action. Syria and Lebanon, are clamping down martial Jaw when the mandate ends Friday midnight.: "that we are furnishing aid, and if Hagafiah, the Jewish army plan-1 a country is shipping such t0 take over all-Arab modlties. (to they have wnich adjoins Tel Aviv. Jaffa's Arabj. got to stop It or we won't furnish aid." Hoffman gave the senators assur- ance, too, that ECA will ship a- brond only those goods "which can wisely and safely be spared." "Continued United States pro- JL.VU Crewmen Died of burns yesterday when a Chesapeake engine Is shown with its mass of twisted flue pipes protruding. Wirephoto to The ___ railroad engine exploded. A third crewman, was Injured. The (A.P. emergency committee, set up when the port city's municipal govern- ment collapsed last week following Jewish attacks, surrendered Jaffa at 11 a. m. in Tel Aviv, accepting all Jewish terms. Great Britain, which took the ment of European recovery." he said. Hoffman appeared before the Senate appropriations committee to plead, for the full bal- ance needed to round out the Congress has authorized for the recovery program. Tho remainder of the sum has been provided for-through advances from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and Congress. country from the' Turks in 1017 and Lana Gives English Press The Brush Lana Turner rested In the quiet of the Savoy hotel today after a sort of a hectic encounter with the British press. The press was pretty much In- clined to let her rest. The glamorous blond Hollywood film star arrived yesterday with her new husband, Millionaire Henry J. (Bob) Topping, and then adminis- tered what the British Press asso- ciation called "probably the strang- est and most humiliating press con- ference ever held In Britain." Six reporters arrived on schedule at 6 p. m. Come back, they were told, in 45 minutes. At they were requested to return in 15 minutes. At 7 the six were ushered to Miss Turner's suite. She breezed through the room, said "Hello and vanished down the hall. Pour of the reporters vanished in the other direction but two per- sistent fellows pursued the star and round her in dancer Eleanor Powell's suite. "I love the English Miss Turner said, according to press as- sociation's account. "The gross and Irees are so wonderfully green, nnd the lulips and the flowers are so terribly beautiful." Well, this is the time of year when- everyone does his annual spring cleaning. Spring cleaning That's when ;ho dust mop takes over where the tax collector left off. Out here in Hol- lywood Jack Ben- very busy cleaning. He's rinsing all his in soap In. Washington, 10 Pentagon building had its annual 'spring cleaning and caus- ed a sensation. A major and two colonels left over Bob Hope from the Civil war were found. Of course. President Truman doesn't bother with spring cleaning He just vetoes the months. John L. Lewis is getting into the swing of things, too. He just combed his eyebrows delegates fell out. And four union Sinatra 'was spring cleaning out at his house yesterday but he made a terrible mistake. He got too near he vacuum cleaner and hasn't been icard from since. 31-year reign at midnight (4 p. m. Central Standard Political maneuvering still is go- ing on. A Jewish agency spokesman said last night that "We still hope for an agreement with king of Trans-Jordan to the east, to head off full-scale war between Palestine Jews and the armies of neighboring Arab states. British sources reported scattered clashes between Arabs and Jews in some parts of Palestine today. They said Jerusalem remained quiet. At Lake Success the Jewish agency charged today the new U. S. plan for a Palestine high commis- sioner Is an attempt to set aside the United Nations partition pro- ject. A Jewish agency spokesman said 111 a formal statement that the American proposal would increase disorder and conflict in Palestine Instead of bringing peace. Governor Sigler May Intervene in Chrysler Strike Kim Sigler said today he may intervene person- ally in the two-day strike Chrysler employes. The governor said.he was consid- ering action for two reasons: 1. To mediate the dispute between the company and the C.I.O. United Auto Workers. 2. To "decide squarely" whether the state has a right to require a strike vote before a walkout is called. Sigler said he wanted to give com- pany and union leaders time to "cool before I Inject myself into it." An "kitty" beir.g raised by the C.I.O. United Auto Workers for their Chrysler Corporation strik- ers today gave the auto industry rea- son to fear a long walkout. The big corporation's pro- duction, workers who walked off the job yesterday morning to enforce union demands for 17 cents more per hour were set for a long seige on the picket lines. "The strike of the Chrysler work- ers is declared Emil Mazey, U.A.W. secretary-treasurer and act- ing president who is directing the walkout. "They are set for the dur- ation. The Chrysler workers will tor a walkout was left open. The union headed by John Some observers estimated the strike might last as long as two months. Almost immediately effects of the auto industry's first major strike In 'Cold War' End Hinges on Russ Foreign Policy Change chance for any real Improvement to Busslan-Amerlcan relations ap- nrars today to hinee on whether there will be a basic change In Soviet foreign policy. L strormfy Sdicated In the statements ol top officials here commenting on toe disclosure of AmbassadorwalteTBedell Smith's two talto wlthBusslan Foreign Minister Molotov, and Molotov s President Truman and Secretary of StateMarsnall have emphasized within the last three Long Distance Phone Strike Plans Set Washington Plans for a nation-wide strike of long distance telcphoije operators were set up to- day by the C. I. O. American Tele- phone Workers union but the date J. days that there Is no departure In American policy, which Is aimed at preventing further expansion of Russian power. Cold War But the hope that there may be a change In the Soviet attitude toward the "cold war" and an In- creased willingness to settle out- standing problems was suggested directly by Marshall at a news con- ference. Marshall cited a passage from Molotov's note last Sunday In which he declared that Russia In- tends to carry out "a peace-loving policy and one of collaboration with regard to the tr.S.A." As matters stand.today it is by no means clear whether any con- crete results will come out of the Smith-Molotov exchange of notes despite the world-wide excitement created by their broadcast from Moscow Monday night. Privately, American officials in- dicated that if the Russians show a sincere interest in trying to break the stalemate and arrive at settle- ments through the United Nations and other allied agencies, the United States will make'every ef- fort to help the negotiations along. No Yielding This would involve a willingness to compromise some points of dis- agreement, but authorities said there will be no yielding on principles. Furthermore, they added, except for such direct Soviet-American prob- lems as those of trade relations, other Interested nations would have to be Included in any discussion. Marshall himself stressed the point that the American government is .not willing to meet; Russia in any St. Paul Federal Bureau two-power talks for a general set' Moran, has been engaged in a wage dispute with the American Tele- phone and Telegraph. Company. The union represents long distance workers in 42 states. Union and A. T. and T. representatives came here yesterday for conferences witli conciliators of the federal me- diation services in. an effort to reach an agreement. Moron said actions of the A. T. and T. and "failure to find some method of effecting a peaceful settlement leaves us with but one choice a nation-wide strike." The 'unions wants a 30 cents an hour wage boost, a shorter work week and larger pensions. It says wol'kers now average an hour. 2 Hamel Bank Theft May Plead Guilty of Investigation agents said today two men held for the rob- bery of the Hamel bank last week have indicated they will plead guilty. The two, Bruce D. Lego, 27, of Nevis, Minn., nnd Irving H. Hug- gins, were arraign- ed in Denver before United States Commissioner Harold Oakes. Bond was set at each. Edsar B. Huggins, 32, brother of Irving, was arrested in St. Louis, Mo. and arraigned on a charge of receiving and. possessing stolen money. He pleaded innocent and was bound over to federal court. E. N. Notesteen, assistant agent two years began to spread. Briggs.jjj charge of the F.B.I, in St. Paul Manufacturing Company, which none of the three had previous piles Chrysler plants, laid off records. He said the trio will be re- workers today and said the rest of Its work force of would be sent home Monday. Mill City Writer Dies in Mexico Mexico Benson, young Minneapolis writer, died here Tuesday night after an attack of typhoid fever. Her body will be sentj to her parents In Minneapolis to- aorrow. Miss Benson, who .wrote under the name "Adela recently com- pleted "a boob ou Mexico, "The Corn Is Ripe." Sho did feature articles for various U. S. newspapers and magazines including the Christian Science Monitor, turned to Minneapolis Saturday for trial >n federal court. The F. B. I. trailed Irving Hug- gins and Lego miles after the robbery, which staged with an automobile from a-. Minneapolis car rental agency. The two.men were picked .up in a Denver tourist court after one of them telephoned a woman acquaintance here. When they were arrested, the two men had in cash and a 1940 bulck automobile they had bought for Of the loot..Note- steen said Edgar Huggins had 238 when they arrested him in St. Louis. 'Agents are trying to locate the remaining still unac- tlement. The reason is that in this government's opinion, the only prac- tical solutions now possible must be on specific Issues, such as a German peace treaty, the political status of eastern European countries and the future of Korea. Parties Split On DP Measure Washington A party line split threatened to develop today over proposals to admit some of Europe's homeless families and or- phans into, the United States. Democratic Senators McGrath (R. I.) and Hatch (N. M.) pointed up the issue unexpectedly late yesterday. They introduced a bill to lower the immigration bars to displaced persons during the next two years, and ease the re- quirements for entry Into the United States. The McGrath-Hateh measure Is a substitute for an earlier bill ap- proved by the Republican-controlled Senate 'Judiciary committee. The original bill provides that displaced persons could enter this country from Europe dur- ing the next two years. And those who did enter would have to meet llllE V tjwiu. counted for from the total of strict requirements In Dousing and 619, ijob prospects. Siamese G.I.'s Believed Involved In Gold Hijacking Bangkok, police said Stem Siamese today they uncovered clues Indicating possible Implica- tion of army personnel in the hi- jacking of a gold ship- ment. The gang of about 20 to 30 men swooped down on the shipment yesterday while it was en. route to a customs house. About worth of the gold was recovered yesterday. Witnesses told police yesterday the bandits wore Siamese army and air force uniforms. At least six-persons are being held for questioning, including live customs officers who failed to put up resistance, although they were armed with mnchlneguns. Police refused to confirm reports that three of the bandits were captured Revised Farm Price Support Program O.K.'d Washington Senators stu- died a 'new long range farm plar today as waited for President Truman to make the next move in the contest for the rural vote. The Senate agriculture committee approved a revised price support program yes- terday in advance of Mr. Truman's planned farm message to Congress Democratic leaders had indicated earlier this week they would seek to win the farm ballot by plugging the theme that the Republican Con- gress would take no action this year on a permanent farm program. But the committee not only beat Mr. Truman to the punch but spon- said the bill closely follows Marshall Stand on Russ Offer O.K.'d Against Banning Communist Party, President Asserts Tru- man expressed the view today that prospects for world peace have not Increased as a result of the Ameri- can-Soviet exchange of notes. He said the fundamentals have not seen touched. He also told a news conference _j is opposed to outlawing the Communist party in this country be- cause he believes this would bo entirely contrary to our principles. The President, responding to questions on the United States-Rus- sian exchange, said Secretary of State Marshall had stated this country's position clearly yesterday and he of course supported Mar- shall's statement. Rules Out Parley Marshall ruled out any conference Russia on general world Is- sues in which other countries arc in- terested and called for Soviet agree- ment to settle specific problems la iie United Nations. Mr. Truman was asked If his po- sition had changed since he recently said his faith In peace had been somewhat shaken. The President said it had not. Be added later that peace prospects had. not been in- creased by the diplomatic exchange with Russia because fundamentals had not been touched. Asked If he Js willing to meet Soviet Premier Stalin here, he said yes and asked: How many times do I have to say yes? His views on the Communist par- ty, on which Republican, presiden- tial candidates have differed, were given when he was asked to state his views on the Mundt bill. That measure would reQulre, among oth- er things, registration ol Commun- ist party members. Splinter Parties Mr. Truman said outlawing party would be against our princi- ples. He said splinter parties do no harm, and it there Is any conspiracy to overthrow our lorm of govern- ment there are other ways of deal- ing with this. He said he expects to send to Con- gres tomorrow a. message on. the farm problem, but has no Message In mind on U. S. aid to rearm west- em Europe. To a question whether the U. S. would recognize a Jewish state la Palestine, he said he would cross that bridge when, he came to it. The President said he will not re- lease a report on the loyalty in- vestigation of Dr. Edward U. Con- don, director of the Bureau of Standards. A House committee had demanded the report. Congress, Mr. Truman said', has no power to compel confidential Information from the executive branch. The court's have so ruled many times. The President repeated today that it is still difficult to get men to take important federal positions. Ho made this statement in explaining why he had not yet found a man to fill a vacancy on the maritime commission. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Clcarintc early tonight, becoming clear and. cooler by( Friday morning. Friday partly cloudy and slightly warmer. Low tonight 42; high Friday 70. Minnesota: Fair east, increasing cloudiness and warmer west half to- night. Friday partly cloudy, warmer south and cast nud scattered show- ers northwest. Wisconsin: Fair north and clear- ing south tonight. Friday fair and warmer. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 58; minimum, 48; noon, 58; precipitation, trace; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at ____ TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Prcc. Bemidii 72 Chicago 51 Denver 59 DCS Moines 59 Duluth CO International Falls.. 57 Kansas City 60 Los Angeles .......73 Miami 76 Minncapolis-St. Paul 57 recommendations laid down by the Agriculture department. The bill provides a sliding scale of price supports for agricultural commodities which now are being maintained at 90 per cent of parity. When the crops provide a normal supply the price supports would be pegged at 75 per cent of parity. When the supply of any farm corn- New Orleans.......88 New York .........88 Seattle ............57 95 Dam 5A, T.W WInona...... Dam 6, Pool Dam 6, T.W. rnen me supply 01 miy varied from 70 to 130 per cent Dam 5, T.W. of normal, the supports voould range >n7T1 from 90 down to 60 per cent of parity. The committee revised the parity formula the system of figuring Dakota prices designed to be equally fair Dam 7, Poo) to the farmer and those who buy his adding a "moderni- zation" clause. This keeps the 1909-1914 base pe- riod currently used but provides for adjustments to the price relation- ships of the most recent ten years. That would mean that the parity price of most field crops would come down. Washington .......86 40 46 38 45 40 47 43 57 70 45 70 52 45 56 66 35 .26 .02 1.41 T 1.05 .51 l.GO Winnipeg ......'-----70 DAILST RIVER BULLETtN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Change 14 Red Wing Lake City Reads 12 Dam 4; T.W, Dam 7, T.W. La 3 12 6.6 9.5 6.0 6.7 '5.0 6.1 7.0 7.8 5.7 8.1 9.5 5.5 7.2 Tributary Streams Chlppewa, at Duraiid 3.1 Zumbro at Theilman 2.G Buffalo above Alma 2.0 Trempealeau at Dodge .9 Black at Galesvllle 3.4 La Crossc at W. Salem .3 .2 .1 .1 .1 4- .1 3. .1 2. .2 .2 .1 .1 .1 Boot at Houston C.G f,
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