Winona Republican Herald, December 15, 1948

Winona Republican Herald

December 15, 1948

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 255 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 15, 1948 Musicians Party Helps Children HE Good Fellows organization to- day wants to ex- tend its thanks to the Winona Musicians asso- ciation and to the various bands taking part in the Good Fellows party at the Red Men's wigwam; 'to the Red Men and all those who helped make this event a success. The check for received today will help to make lot of needy children happy thl Christmas. Letters from mothers and chll dren, appealing to the Good Fellow for aid, show the wide need for th assistance this year. Each letter tel the story of some child whose hope for gifts this Christmas are no bright unless the Good Fellow respond. Here are a few letters: Dear Mr. Good Fellow: I am asking for something for Christmas. My father is dead. We only have my mother who works part time. We need a coat and cap. I go to school. O.G. Dear Good Fellows: Another Christmas has come and I find that it is impos- sible for me to make a happy Christmas without your help. Whatever possible you could give my children in the way of clothes would be appreciated. (A list of five children rang- ing from 12 to a year and a half old follows with some of their needs.) "Our Christmas was happy last year because of your help." V. E. That is the way the letters read. Each is a story of a child who will have no Christmas gifts this year without your help, Mr. Good Fel- low. So don't put off being a Good Fel- low. Mail or bring your contribution to The Republican-Herald today. GOOD FELLOWS The following li a list of contribu- tions to the Good Fellows fund to Previously listed 849.89 Catholic Daughters of America, Winona Court No. 191 F. J. Ruppert Winona Musicians association.......... 150.00 Hi-News, Winona Se- nior high school The J. R. Watklns Company Church of Jesus, Dres- bach Izaak Walton Ladies club A. J. Snyder Nancy, Linda Lou Jahnke, Fepln, Wls. FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES zing Rain Will Continue European Profit- Taking Jeopardizes Aid Warning Given Practices Must Stop Woman and Brother Perish In Flaming Chicago House Chicago TWO aged children of a long ago mayor and pioneer lumberman of Osh- kosh, Wls., died in a heroic scene yesterday when flames destroyed their "haunted Miss Calista Pratt, a tiny, 63-year-old woman, was trap- ped while trying to drag her 200-pound Invalid brother, Rich- ard, 80, to safety. Their sister, Jeanette Pratt, 62, who lived with them in the two-story Victorian home, es- caped. Miss Pratt said she and her sister were with their brother when a piece of paper caught fire from an electric heater. She threw a cup of water on the flames, but it was ineffective. While her sister tried to move her bed-ridden brother from the room, she ran for a bucket of water. That also failed to check the flames. Miss Pratt telephoned the fire department Her sister tried to move her brother into the bathroom away from the flames, Miss Pratt said. Their bodies were found in a second floor room. Firemen said the seven-room home was crammed with old furniture and neighbors said children called the house "haunted" because of its ram- shackle appearance. Police said the neighbors also related _that both Richard, who wore a long white beard, and Jeanette seldom left the house. Jeanette Pratt, testifying at the inquest, said her brother and sister were born in Rockford, 111., but that the family had lived in Oshkosh, Wis. Their father, George White Pratt, Sr., was a prominent Osh- kosh lumberman from 1870 to 1890 and served as mayor in the 1870s. Army Unseats President of Guatemala By K. McMacoy British Prince Christened By Glenn Williams London A baby who may some day be king of England was christened with a big name Prince Charles Philip Arthur George of Edinburgh, He took the whole strange affair, his first taste of the ceremonious Guatemala, Guatemala Ajlife he was born to, like a little E.OO 5.00 5.00 300.00 5.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 sions, was reported in control of the country. A San Salvador broad- cast heard here charged "the con- Mrs. P. V. Mrs. SarwelJ, 752 West canned goods. Norden Sight Leaked to Reds In '38, Claim member of: the House un-American activities jWe committee said today it has a bv port that detailed information on the Norden bomb sight leaked out to Russian representatives as early as 1938, This member, who would not per- mit the use of his name, said the (serve four years under the new report was obtained orally by a [constitution. He has sought an ad- military coup has unseated Presi ent Salvador Castaneda Castro o El Salvador after a day of fighting rect reports from the capital sale xjay. The president's desire for exten- sion of his four-year term of office for another two years from March 1, 1949, appeared to be at least one of the factors. Elections for a con- stituent assembly to pass on that question were to be held Thursday and Friday. Four Latin American governments were overthrown earlier this year. These were In Costa Rica, Para- guay, Peru and Venezuela. A distinction of El Salvador Is her size. Little larger than Mary- land, she is the smallest of the Central American republics. Front- Ing on the Pacific between Guate- mala and Nicaragua, she has a total area of 13.173 square miles. Coffee is the main base of her economy. The population totals City Calm Usually reliable sources said Cas- taneda resigned late yesterday and was taken to police headquarters! In San Salvador, the capital. The city was calm after hours of fight- ing. The army, a force of five divi- man. An official description said "Prince Charles behaved beautifully through- out the christening." The "Prince Char- most (J.N. Post May Go to John Dulles child of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the duke of Edin- burgh. He is second In line for the throne now held by his ailing grandfather, King George VI. Charlie was carried to the cere- mony by Helen Rowe, his nurse. She handed him to Princess Mar- :aret, Elizabeth's sister. When the archbishop of Canter- bury, conducting the ceremony, call- ed out: "Name this Mar- ;aret answered "Charles Philip Ar- thur George of Edinburgh." Fliers Land After 568 Hours in Air posftollity that John Foster Dulles may be named chief American representa- tive to the United Nations was dis- cussed today in congressional cir- cles. Speculation arose as the result of eports that Warren R, Austin, who recently underwent an operation at Walter Reed medical center, may decide not to resume his heavy duties. Dulles served as foreign affairs Resale of Scrap Aluminum Draws Ire of Senator prof- it-taking on scrap metal bought with Marshall plan dollars brought con- gressional warnings today that such deals may jeopardize future recovery funds. Senator McClellan (D.-Ark.) told a reporter "if we cannot get them to stop such I regard as a breach of Congress will have to stop the whole pro- gram." The practices he referred to in- volved the resale to American buy- ers of over tons of scarce aluminum and lead which British, Belgian and Dutch dealers had sought in Canada and Latin-Amer- ica with U. S. advanced funds. The economic cooperation admin- stration announced -late yesterday liat the three European govern- ments already had been asked to halt the sales and to take immediate steps to prevent future ones. Al- though no violation of law is Involv- ed, such deals are contrary to ECA policy. "Unless this situation is explained or brought under complete acting administrator Howard Bruce said, "we propose to reduce drasti- cally our allocations to those coun- tries." The CA said the European scrap dealers bought tons of alumi- __ w ttllilllt. la Canada this year for 16 Area Accidents At Minimum Despite Peril Heavy Snowfall In North Dakota; 3 Dead in Wisconsin Republican-Herald photo Everyone Was Hitting the deck this morning, and both young and old were using extreme caution In their steps after an all-night sleet which gave sidewalks and roads a glossy coating. Shown above are some or the younger set having difficulties. Robert Kosidowskl, 264 East Mark street, has Just taken a healthy fall and Is being trampled on by Jullen Jessen, 268 East Mark street. Standing beside them is Howard Neitzke, 213 East Howard street. In, the background, apparently unconcerned about the whole matter, is Raymond Kosi- dowski, brother ot Robert. Pound aen sold tons T LI a bllCM WI13 SSXES; the metal to buyers ta he spent at the Paris UJT, meeting. When Secretary of State Marshall and Austin both returned to the try for 27 to 30 cents a pound. Like- wise, tons of lead scrap were resold out of a total of tons bought with TJ. S. dollars in Cana- United States, President Truman j da. Newfoundland, Mexico and Peru named Dulles as acting head of the Marshall plan advances for the original scrap metal purchases to- tal over Spokesmen for the aluminum industry, however, estimated the premium prices paid in the resales added about A delegation. G.O.P. politicians here generally ihlnk It is much more likely Dulles might be named to replace Austin, a fellow party member, than that the President would pick a Repub- to consumer coscs, Ucan to succeed Marshall if the! quits as secretary of state, j have been reports that! Marshall may not care to continue! his duties despite his apparent rapid recovery from a kidney-removal op- eration last week. In this connection, there are un- confirmed reports that Marshall has Los Angeles (JP) Endurance hls choice for a suc- Fliers Bill Barris and Dick Riede! _would be Senator Vanden Six From Crashed C-47 Picked Up in Glider Rescue Fairbanks, occupants of a crash-landed C-47 transport were snatched to safety from a frozen river yesterday In a glider pickup rescue. The pilot of the C-54, which dropped and picked up the gilder, described the maneuver as extremely hazardous. The pilot. Lieu- tenant Colonel Eugene Strouse, explained the curvature of the river, trees and terrain afforded less than a 500-yard straightaway run Senator Hlckenlooper (R.-Iowa) at ten feet altitude for the snatch Jd the transaction "raises a very) The C-47 made a belly landing on the Use have failed to break the record three times but they aren't quitting. "We know we can lick it. We're of the national assembly yesterday' and closed with the words: "Victory to the youthful militar- ists, who will faithfully uphold the constitution." The announcer did not clarify his reference to the decree. Speculation here is that the trou- have grown out of an ie national assembly for the constituent assembly elections. Elected in 1945 Castaneda, elected to office In 1945 after the overthrow of Colonel Osmln Aglurre Y Salinas, was to "It" is the mark of 726 hours set by Wes Carroll and Clyde Schlieper at Long Beach, Calif., in 1939. Barris and Riedel, Fullerton, Calif., airport employes, were forced to land their little monoplane, "Sun- berg chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee. However, Vandenberg's friends say they are'certain no word of this kind has been conveyed to him. They point out, too, that Vanden- berg might be extremely reluctant to leave the Senate. If he vacates his seat, after January 4, Michigan's new Democratic governor could be expected to name a Democratic suc- kist yesterday after 568 This would give the Demo- hours, 47 minutes in the air since even firmer control of the November 20. Ice on the carburetor !Senate- brought them down. Mechanical troubles ended their previous attempts this fall after less than 100 hours in the air each time. committee investigator and committee is now pursuing it. Their operations base for the long, droning flight, an estimated miles, was Indio, Calif., airport. Fuel, In 1938, the Norden bomb sight was one of the United States big- gest military secrets. Some Army the'ditional two years under the food and fresh clothing was constitution, which provided for a passed to them by their ground six-year-term. Castaneda was a proponent of Central American federation. He men boasted that bombardiers could advocated a union of El Salvador, hit a pickle barrel from three miles up, using the sight. In actual combat, it never proved out that good, but was a highly suc- cessful sight by comparison with what was available to other na- tions. The House committee members did not say where the Russians were reported to have obtained informa- tion on the sight. Albert Lea Municipal Judge Is Appointed St. Paul Governor Luther North Dakota Girl Killed by Tractor Wyndmere, N. ten-year-old daughter of Mr. and, Mrs. Joe Mikesh, nearby farmers.jat 2 a. m. today'when he lost his was killed yesterday when a on the hand rails of a box crew from a speeding jeep as they on which a neighbor youth was car and fell under the moving train, flew sometimes within five feet of! giving some children a ride tipped I He had been with the railroad about Mme. Chiang's U. S. Mission Termed Failure Washington TJnder-Secre- tary of State Lovett indicated today that Madame Chiang Kai-shek has been unsuccessful here in her mis- sion of obtaining stronger American support for government. the Chinese national Brakeman Killed Ada, Caspy, 60, St. Paul, a brakeman for the Great Northern railway, was killed here In Yukon territory in 20 below-zero weather. The pilot said a dwindling gas supply forced him to land. Search craft located the plane and the C-54 towing a glider took off on the rescue mission. On ar- rival at the crash scene, the glider was cut loose and its pilot circled to a landing within 75 yards of the transport. A snatch frame was erected across the river. The, C-54 made four passes before contact was Corporation Tax Must Be Equal, Vance Declares The freezing drizzle that virtually paralyzed local and area transporta- tion this morning will continue, ac- i cording to the Weather bureau. In La Crosse, the bureau predict- ed "rain and freezing drizzle" to- night and Thursday with tempera- tures ranging from 32 degrees to- night to 37 degrees about right for making smooth ice. But, for many, this morning was enough: 1. In Winona, the Winona Transit Company was compelled to pull off its buses, after en- countering severe difficulties, un- til the routes could be sanded. Hundreds were late to work. 2. The morning Greyhound bus from Mankato never left Mankato, and the buses on high- way 61 were running about an hour late. 3. Harold Law, manager of the local telephone company of- flce, said that this morning's local load was probably the heaviest in the history of the exchange, 4. Trucking services were slowed to a crawl. 5. Bicycles were no good at all. But one thing did not happen. Accidents were at a minimum and not a single injury was reported: 1. Two minor accidents were reported In Winona county and one in the city. 2. Wabasha, Houston and Buffalo county authorities had heard of none. The ice was so bad, only those who were absolutely required to' drive, did so, and then with great caution. 3. The Olson Wrecking serv- ice, which provides 24-hour service in Winona, was still waiting for its first call at 11 a. m. today. However, there were scattered re- ports about cars slipping into ditches despite the greatly reduced speeds. Early this morning, near Whitman dam, a Milwaukee railroad panel track went out of control on a small leading auto made and" the todav that if business must pay more taxes all corporations should bear the burden, not Jus those with high profits. H. S. Vance, chairman and presi- dent of the Studebaker Corporation, said an excess profits tax would pen- alize "legitimate competitive prog- the ground. Vance testified before a Senate- House economic committee studying record-breaking business profits. The committee's report will be used when Congress considers a tax pro- gram for the next fiscal year. Vance said a wartime excess prof- i over. 30 years. Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica and was backing plans for a December meeting of the presidents and presidents-elect of all five nations to consider the! project. Such a federation of the five existed more than 100 years ago. It was dissolved in 1839. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Rain and freezing drizzle tonight and Thurs- day. No change In temperature. Low tonight 32; high Thursday 37. Piece for Truman Marks End Of Petrillo Recording Ban Youngdahl announced appointment LOCAL WEATHER today of Courtney A. Slife as Albert Official observations for the 24 Lea municipal court judge. hours ending at 12 m. today: The new judge is a 33-year-old Maximum, 33; mlnimTrm, 29; noon, f marine corps veteran who was j 33: precipitation, .05; sun sets to-1 graduated from the University ofjnieftt at sun rises tomorrow By Wayne Oliver New York (JP) Piano-playing President Truman will get an extra Christmas gift this a special record made for him to mark the end of the Petrillo recording ban. The record features a "million dollar" cast of opera and popular Minnesota law school In 1940. He at _ TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE is secretary of the Albert Lea Junior Chamber of Commerce and presl- Max. Min. Prec. dent of the Tenth District Barjchicago 38 association. He is married and hasiDenver 47 three children. Italy to End Sugar Rationing Rome Sugar will be moved from rationing permitting free sale in the first time since 1939. Des Moines 35 Duluth 27 Los Angeles....... 57 Miami............ 80 Mpls.-St. Paul ___ 31 New Orleans...... 79 New York......... 48 re- Seattle 40 70 Italy f or j Washington 62 Edmonton 37 17 33 24 32 76 29 69 30 34 50 1.08 The recording was made immedi- but he didn't do much just acted as a sort of standby for Petrillo. The recording was the first to be made after the ban in the New Yorl studios of RCA-Victor. Others fol- lowed in quick succession through the evening and into the early hours this morning, and more were sched- uled later today. Columbia Records led off with four new recordings by Radio Star Arthur ately after Petrillo, president of the AJi. American Federation of Mu- sicians, and the phonograph record companies signed a new five-year agreement late yesterday, ending a 11 month halt in recording by members. As Petrillo waved a baton, the .02 .01 tune was sung by Opera stars Gla- dys Swarthout, Dorothy Klrsten, Fen-acio Tagliavini, .Lawrence Tib- bett, Jan Peerce, Marilyn Cotlow, Thomas Hayward and Leonard War- iren, and Popular Singers Perry -ISjComo and Fran Warren. -.1 Tom Dorsey was In the act, too.j Godfrey and Capitol's first post-ban number was done in its Hollywooc studios by Jo Stafford, Gordon Mc- Rae and Paul Weston's orchestra. Officials of Decca, other member of the "big four" of the record field, said they were -in no rush to start recording. RCA-Victor planned to have- at least one new record by Perry Como on sale in New York today. But a company official said not many new recordings would reach dealers- shelves in time for the Christmas trade. Officials of other companies expressed similar views. The ban was ended by an agree- welfare fund financed by royalties on records. But the fund will be ad- ministered by an impartial trustee, Samuel R. Rosenbaum of Philadel- phia, and not by the union Itself as under the old contract that expired last December 31. The Taft-Hartley law prohlbitec aboard was jerked into the air. Ladd field officials said the rescue was the first of its kind In the Arctic. The glider was piloted by Lieu- tenant Richard A. Hopkins of Stur- fls, Mich, Colonel Strouse is from Copeka, Kan. Aboard the crash-landed plane, were Lieutenant Charles E. Torrance, Calif., the pilot; Lieuten- ant Martin O. Goodyear, New Al- iany, Ind., co-pilot; Lieutenant Ed- ward C. Whalen, Fall River, Mass., lavigator; Sergeant Weldon G. oonson, Cleburne, Texas, engineer; Mvate First Class Richard D. Lep- la, Lima, Ohio, assistant engineer, nd Lieutenant Commander Nor- man W. McLeod, Clarkston, Wash lts tax was Justified and that higher government costs may require more revenue. But he added In his pre- pared testimony: "If part of the added revenue re- quired Is to be obtained from taxes on. corporation profits, I firmly be- lieve it should be done in such fa- shion that all corporations share the burden equitably." Denies Profits Excessive Senator OMahoney a jommittee '.member, told reporters fcat business Is "trying to soften the blow" of possible tax Increases claiming its profits are not as high as reported. who Is a strong advo- cate of an excess profits tax, said Ice Causes Death Albert Lea Ice which covered a steel platform on a ditch digger resulted in the death today of Robert Winkcl, 21, of Algona, Iowa. Winkel fell beneath the moving; ditch digger near Frost, in Faribault county, yesterday. He slipped from the Ice-covered operating platform of the digger when be leaned over tb turn off the Ignition switch. He died today at Naeve hospital In Albert Lea. a passenger. Others in the rescue ship wer Captain Herbert W. RItter, Ne- York, co-pilot, and Captain Georg A. Accas, New York, the navigator Two Held on Auto Charges at Cass Lake Cass Lake (IP) Sheriff Elmer Johnson said he was holding two men today on authority of Indiana police who want them on auto iieft charges. The two are David Wedell and John Hook, each about 25 and residents of South Bend Ind. The sheriff reported a car allegedly taken from a South Bend motor firm was found in their pos- ment designed to continue a union public concerts. a renewal of the old arrangement session at a Lake Andrusia resort and the union had refused to make any more records until a plan could be worked out for the benefit of mu- sicians who, it contended, were thrown out of work by competition torn records played on the radio anc in coin-operated phonographs. The new plan was agreed to late in October, but Its operation was de- layed until both sides obtained a jovernment okay on Its legality. That came Monday night and the contract signing followed late yes- terday. The royalties on records range from one to two and one-half per cent, depending on sale price, and are expected to produce a rear for the fund which will be used o hire unemployed musicians to give and overturned Into the ditch. The driver was uninjured. Collisions were extremely rare, and then they were minor. The suspension of bus service here was a unique experience for W. C. Gordon, manager of the bus service, who has been in the trans- portation business for more than 20 years. Streets Sanded The buses went out at a. m., as usual, but "we had absolutely no control over said Mr. Gordon, They got stalled, turned cross-wise in the street and, gen- erally, proved to be uncontrollable machines on the mirrored streets. At a. m. they were pulled off, The Winona street department, meanwhile, had sent out six trucks with cinders and sand, and the transit company had dispatched several of its own. By 9 a. m. the routes were sanded, 3Ut meanwhile the. transit com- pany's office telephone had been ringing constantly. The two taxlcab companies did a boom business, but their taxicabs could perform no more quickly than other cars. So nearly everybody was walking to work after calling the boss they'd be late, at least that's the way Mr. Law figured It in account- Ing for the unusual demand for telephone service. any new levy "should be as palatable I But one class of employes got-to as possible." Vance denied his company's prof- ts have been excessive. He said that a "substantial portion" of its profits lave been put into the business to teep it strong. It never would have been strong in the first place, he added, if there had been-an excess profits tax in the wstwar period. He said Studebaker's net plant in- estment Increased from anuary 1, 1945, to September 30, (48. Its payroll now is about a year, as compared with in 1940. Vance estimated. his firm's net iroflts for the first nine months of this year were or per ent of sales. While the 1940 net rofit was or 25 per cent if sales. work on time, at least. Winona General Hospital Superintendent John P. Garrison said that the 7 o'clock shift of nurses and other em- ployes arrived in police cars, milk trucks, retail delivery trucks and assorted other vehicular equipment. He said it was a "wonderful dem- onstration of community Interest In the hospital." At noon today Mr. Gordon said ihat the principal thoroughfares were "pretty well broken up." Sand- ed streets were improving the quick- est, he added. Street Superintendent Thomas Gile said his crews would sand as much as possible today, and if the ce continues tomorrow the work will also continue. The Weather (Continued on Page 15, Column 3.) ICY HIGHWAYS ;