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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Thundersfiowers Tonight, Friday Clearing, Cooler Baseball Tonight p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME, 50, NO. 101 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE YOUTH DROWNS As Sighteeers Crowd around the wreckage, Lloyd Moiling, a farmer, points to the cockpit of a light airplane in which Lloyd Heintz of Caledonia was killed Wednesday afternoon. The airplane crashed into a fleld on the Moiling farm and Lloyd Moiling was among the first to arrive at the crash scene. Houston county authorities immediately roped off the crash site and posted a guard around the airplane until Civil Aeronautics administration officials arrive to investigate the crash. Republican-Herald photo Caledonian Killed In Crash of Plane By Gordon Caledonia, afternoon flight ended in death Wednesday for a Caledonia businessman whose light airplane stalled and'crashed in a field about six miles east of here. West Germany Wants to Join Europe Council By Donald Doane Bonn, Germany Western Hunch an investigation of Uie crash in which Lloyd an Truman Views Marine Corps Defense Drills Quantlco, Vs, President show off power. Truman came to this Marine Corps base today to watch the Marines their modem fighting A 21-gun salute greeted ths Pres- ident as he stepped ashore from the presidential yacht Williams- burg which brought him down the Potomac river from Washington. The Marine base band played the Star Spangled Banner. Then the President reviewed a blue-clad honor guard and left for the com- operator of a stone crushing firm here, was killed shortly after p. m. yesterday. There were at least two eyewit- nesses of the of whom agreed that the airplane stalled when Heintz apparently sought to escape crashing Into hlghline wires near the Pete Moiling farm east of here. The first to reach the plane were Lloyd Moiling and Anthony Christ- man who were working in a field near where the airplane plunged to the ground. Body Finned When the two men reached the representatives of governments. Second French Plane Crashes, 40 Feared Dead i Big Airliner Goes Down Off Bahrein In Persian Gulf Behrein Isalnd, Persian Gulf For the second time in two days a big French airliner plunged into the shark-infested waters of the Persian Gulf near here last night, killing at least 40 persons. Twelve survivors all French citizens were rescued and 28 per- sons still were missing today. The four-engined Air France C- 54 Skymaster, bound from Saigon, Indo-China, to Paris, crashed only a half-mile from the point where 46 persons were lost in the ditch- ing two days ago of a sistershlp flying from Indo-China. (Air France said in Paris a dis patch from Karachi, Pakistan, the plane's last stop before last night's crash, reported that 44 passengers and eight crewmen were aboard the ship.) Those rescued today included five members. Tha circumstances of both crashes were similar. Both planes went down as they were preparing to land at Bahrein, 20 miles off Arabia's east coast. Each sent a last message announcing preparations to land, then was heard from no more. Bad weather conditions prevau- it ed on both occasions in this area of sudden, strong storms. Tugs of the British-owned Bah- LAKE Body Recovered, Resuscitation Attempts Fail Tangled Rope Hampers Efforts to Throw Preserver By Bob Hosokawa Winona recorded its first drown- ing of the summer Wednesday aft- rnoon at Lake Winona. Darrell Dale 20, a ware- ouseman at Gamble Robinson Company, drowned while swim- ming shortly after 4 p.m. A form- 6T resident of Kendall, Wis., his Wi- ona rooming address was 222 Sast King street. The youth's body was recovered at p.m. by Winona police and iremen using dragging hooks. The ody was in water about 12 feet in eptb about 35 feet offshore. He had entered the lake about 100 ards west of the boathou.se, Firemen and police attempted to evive Prell with a resuscitator, out he was pronounced dead after 20 minutes by Winona County Cor- From The Tjnpstrolled Waters of Lake Wi- nona, firemen pull out the body of Darrell Dale Prell, 20, jvho drowned while swimming about 4 p. m. Wednesday. Lifting Prell is Ervin Laufen- burger, with Ian A. Armstrong helping him. Both are members of the Winona flre department. The body wax recovered by dragging 18 minutes after police had received a call. who lived at 222 East King street, was from Kendall, Wis. Harriet Kelley photo Ow i Mil KB Ol LilC .DtlulaiA A 220-152 vote in the Bundestag, rem petroleum Company and local lower house of the West today were scouring the airplane, they found Heintz had been killed instantly in the crash and his broken body was pinned in- side the twisted framework of the small cabin. Houston County Sheriff Beryl Ker- rigan and County Coroner John W. Potter were called to the crash scene and a guard was posted bat training ranges to witness pick- around the airplane until CAA au- ed units: Ithorities arrived to begin their in- ed units: 1. Assault fortified how the simulated enemy lit o, cuclllj position demonstrating i The crash occurred only a short BOW tne "devil dogs" reduce and distance from the county road be- capture a beach studded with con-tween Caledonia and Brownsville crete pillboxes, utilizing a largejand throughout the afternoon hun- assortment of weapons from flame dreds of area residents who heard BbaVl I- ____ --..J.lar.f AlnerefAH IpnH- throwers to tanks and aircraft. of the accident clogged roads lead- wers LQ ttiili x Demonstrate recently-develop- ing to the Moiling farm to view the ed'helicopter technique. This In-wreckage of the tiny plane. eu M c-Viai-ifT 1rtvp< eluded simulated carrier take-offs eluded simuiaiea carrier mr-t-vno with men and equipment to be revealed that Heintz took off in his Janded Subsequently in "combat airplane from the La Crosse airport 1011UCU j__ nrviTi zones." It involved use of helicop' ters to put down the troops and move off again within 20 minutes. Foreign Service Urged to Hire Only Americans Washington State depart- ment officials today promised care- ful study of a recommendation that the agency flre all the aliens it employes abroad and hire cans instead for security reasons. The recommendation came fron Senators Green (D.-E. I.) and Lodge who traveled to Europe last month to survey the depart- ment's security setup overseas. They said last night in a report to the Senate: "Aliens are the most likely means of foreign penetration and the ef- fort to penetrate our security abroad is constantly growing." The low pay the aliens in Ameri- can employ receive "makes them a prey to bribery and the report added. Green and Lodge went abroad as a special panel of the Senate for- eign relations subcommittee which is investigating charges by Senator McCarthy (R.-Wis.l that Commu- nists and fellow travelers have in- filtrated the State department. They took testimony from depart- ment officials in Paris, Frankfurt, Washington and New York. "There was unanimous agreement smong all the witnesses that all aliens now employed in American embassies, consulates and legations abroad should be. replaced as rap- idly as possible by the senators said. Citing "one illustration of the growing awareness of the impor- tance of Green and Lodge said that in Germany since last De- cember 1 "about 50 out of a total of about employes have been dismissed for various security rea- sons." shortly after noon yesterday. About 200 Feet High Moiling stated that he first saw the plane a short time before the crash when he noticed Heintz flying toward the farm from the east at an altitude of about 200 feet. Moiling told county authorities that a few moments later, the air- plane returned from the west at a low altitude and the farmer the- orized that Heintz may have been scanning the terrain for a landing place. road that passes the Moiling farm roa a passes e o wjth added opportunities {or over- Lloyd Moiling said that it appeared ttae work at tiroe and one-half to be heading for highline wires 4Q hourSi would serve to off. and Heintz apparently sought any substantial reduction In (Continued on Page 5, Column 6) take-home pay occasioned by the Sheriff Kerrigan's investigation aarliament, insured Germany mem- bership in an international political organization for the first time since Hitler bolted the League of Nations. The Bundesrat, upper house of parliament, ratified German entry several weeks ago. 18-Cent Rail Pay Hike, 40-Hour Week Asked Washington A presidential board today recommended a 40- hour week and an 18-cent hourly pay increase for about rail- road yard service employes. It recommended denial of wage boosts for about trainmen and conductors. The emergency board filed its report with President Truman. Such recommendations usually are the basis for settling rail labor dis putes. The railroads and two unions In- volved the Brotherhood of Hail- road Trainmen and Order of Rail- way Conductors now have 30 days in which to negotiate under the railway labor act before the unions could take strike action. The board recommended that e 40-hour week and 18-cent hour- ly wage boost for yard service em- ployes, represented by the two un- ions, become effective next Octo- ber 1. These workers now have a 48-hour work week. The unions had asked for the same pay for a 40-hour week as they had received for the 48-hour week. In denying this demand, the board said: "The higher rates with the 18 Wabasha Man Dies After Fall From Truck Wabasha, Minn. (Special) Wodele, 21, died Wednes- day night of injuries suffered when he fell from a truck traveling be- tween Nelson and Wabasha on the dike road. The accident happened about crash area for more survivors. A TT. S. Air Force rescue plane also aided In the search. The plane was lying in about 30 feet of water. Searchers believed the bodies of most of the missing still were trapped inside it. Early today a crane.barge was moored over foe submerged hulk in an ef- fort to lift it from the water In- tact. The accident nappenea aooui, t.w Last night's disaster brought m yesterday a short distance more than 100 the number of per-ifrom Nelson. Wodele, son of Mr. sons dead or missing in French air crashes In two days. Of these, 46 died in the first crash off Bah- rein Tuesday. Another 16 are missing from a French military plane which dis- appeared while on a night between two cities in Madagascar. Three more persons were killed yester- day in the crash of a private plane near Constantine, North Africa. Air France officials, already here to investigate Tuesday's crash, will open an investigation today of the latest disaster. and Mrs. Clarence Wodele, Waba- sha Hill, suffered a fractured skull and died at at St. Eliza-' beth's hospital here. According to reports, Wodele, to- gether with Glen Kennedy and Gerald Stroot had gone to Alma to get some furniture for Glen's mother, Mrs. William Kennedy. On the return trip, Wodele climb- ed into the back of the truck. His companions were riding in the cab. They said they did not know whether Wodele was sitting on some jof the furniture or the end-gate of Bahrein, a rich oil producer, isjthe truck. an island British protectorate of Glen was driving, and told au- about 270 square miles in area. In thorities he was unaware that Wo- oiwvu" -i __ j_i_ i__ j 4-YsA 4-wnnlf Tin til addition to its production of petro- leum, it is a port for fishing and pearling boats. dele had fallen from.' the truck until a motorist flagged him down about lace. "The higher rates with the 18 As the airplane approached the cent together ad that asses the Moiling farm {or over- CALEDONIAN shorter weekly hours." Stuhldreher Resigns at U. W. a 100 yards from the scene. Kennedy said he returned to the spot, but left the injured man there, going on to Nelson where he called ian ambulance from Alma. Wodele was unconscious. Authorities from jboth Buffalo county and Wabasha j county were called to investigate. The accident victim graduated Ifrom St. Felix High school here and 'had worked on the home farm about I three miles from Wabasha. He later Madison, Wis. Harry S.jwas employed by the Wabasha Stuhldreher, University of Wiscon-i Transfer Company, and for the last ofviiatir since 1936. re- fotir mnnths VinH hppr. wnrkinz for Democrats Agree On Excise Tax Cut sin athletic'director since 1936, re signed today. Stuhldreher. whose resignation was accepted by the university board of regents, will begin work with the Steel Corporation Guy Sundt, president, assistant athletic director and head track and cross country coach, was named by the regents to succeed Stuhldreher with the rank of professor and an annual salary of United States October 1. WEATHER ON BINGE Vast Haze Over Pacific Not of Atomic Nature By Lei! Erickson Honolulu A vast haze still hovered over the middle Pacific today, covering possi- bly two million square miles. Scientists say it isn't an atomic mist since Geiger coun- ters showed no radioactivity. Just nature on a binge, speculated. The finger of sus- picion was pointed at massive Mauna .Loa, still spouting fire and brimstone as it enters its third eruptive week., Mauna Loa, on the island of Hawaii, southeast of here, is putting on its greatest show of modern times. One river of red-hot rock still rolls into the sea; two others have cooled. The mysterious cloud stretches from Wake island, miles west of Hawaii, to an area miles east of Hon- olulu. Plane reports fixed the eastern boundary about 300 miles east of Hawaii. But offi- cers of the freighter Hawaiian Fisherman said they ran into the haze last Friday miles southeast of Honolulu. Officers said the murk pre- vented any navigational sun or star sightings the last four days at sea. The ship docked Monday on a trip from the Pan- ama canal zone. Few ships and no planes travel that route. Plane reports said .the haze, belt is 300 to 600 miles wide and raised as high as 000 feet. Wendell Mordy, sugar and pineapple industry meteorolo- gist, said tests showed a sul- phate content. This points to volcanic origin, he said. Tests by Frederick A. Schram, territorial chemist, showed: The air over Honolulu was 33 times normal weight and con- tained as high as 600 times the normal amount of suspended particles. Twenty-two per cent of the particles were salt. Schram said he was inclin- ed to think Mauna Loa caused the haze. Robert H. Simpson, U. S. Weather bureau meteor- ologist, agreed in part. But he said the haze appear- ed at Wake island, miles away, before it gathered over Honolulu. And that, 'he explain- ed, is difficult to fit into vol- canic dust dispersion theories. Simpson took a, crack at an explanation, however. He sug- gested stratospheric winds might have carried salt sulphur particles west of Wake. And winds blowing in the op- posite direction at lower levels might have carried the parti- cles back to Hawaii. few months had been working for .he Kennedy block factory here. He was born July 29, 1928, and s survived by his parents, and three sisters, Lenore, 16, -Lavada, seven, and Mary Frances, three. Funeral services have been set tentatively for Saturday at 9 a. ro. at St. Felix church. Bar Association Chief to Speak Har- old J. Gallagher of the American Bar association will be principal speaker June 21-23 when the Min- nesota State Bar association holds its annual meeting here. Duluth Population Set at Duluth, Minn. Duluth has a current population of a gain of since 1840, the cen sus supervisor reported last night It is the first large city to report in Minnesota. Red Wing, in Goodhue county This Tragedy Could Have Been Averted Editorial) In the interest of safety and sanitation, this newspaper on March .presented to the citizens of Winona a proposal that the city construct as a postwar project a municipal swim- ming pool. We pointed out that the Mississippi river is polluted and that Latsch beach is not heavily patronized. To avoid the dirty river water, Winona young people flocto to the unsupervised gravel pits and.Lake The proposal was-; greeted with enthusiasm. In October, 1946, a poll of businessmen of the city was taken by the Association of Commerce "on the swimming pool question. Returns showed that 77 per cent favored the project, only 23 per cent were opposed. On November 5, 1946, voters of the city of Winona went on record by a vote of to in favor of a municipal swimming pool. On November 3, 1947, voters of the city by a margin of 1 963 to authorized the city council to issue up to in bonds to be refunded over a 20-year period, for the con- struction of a municipal swimming pool. The city council has deliberately ignored the wishes of the majority of the voters of the city. The council has not issued swimming pool bonds and has taken no steps to construct a. pool Yesterday afternoon a 20-year-old youth drowned in Lake Winona. If our aldermen had not been derelict in their duty, this tragedy'could have been averted. By Francis M. Le May Washington-OT-Democratic tax law drafters were reported todaj secret huddle, to be in virtual agreement on a billion ar-pms excise tax cutting bill that could avoid a presidential veto The huddle, understood to have been attended by House ways an means Democrats and Speaker Bayburn, changed the whole outlook to tax legislation which had been dark for .this session. They made no announcement, but there were indications their minds were about made up to: 1. Ram through a bill slash- ing- excise taxes by 000 on jewelery, furs, luggage, toilet preparations, moTie tick- ets travel tickets, baby bottle warmers and scores of other Items. Z. Put into the bill a hike in the income tax rate for laree corporations, perhaps from the present 38 per cent to 41 per collect about 000 additional from these cor- porations annually. 3. Meet a July 1 deadline for House passage of the measure, so that the Senate will hare time to act before the present Congress adjourns. The secret meeting developed 000 to and 38 per cent'o .11 over Under the administration propo- al the corporate rate would be 1 per cent on the first 23 per cent on the next 25 per cent on the next all over would be taxed at the gen- eral corporation rate (now 38 per cent; might become 41 per the first strong indication that the 25-member ways and means com- mittee will approve a boost in cor- poration income taxes, to avoid President Truman's threat to veto the bill if it fails to offset the ex- cise cut by larger taxes in other directions. The President proposed a four- point Increase in the corporation tax rate, to pick-up annually, but the committee Dem- ocrats are leaning toward a three- shows an increase of 664, of 6.67 per cent from to WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Mostly cloudy today and tonight with oc- are leaning toward a rnree- casional local thundershowers. Fri- point jump. it is understood also day clearing and cooler. Low to- the comrnjttee Democrats are night 65: high Friday 80. about to aocept the administra- iOCAL WEATHER tion's proposal for elimination of Official observations for the 24 present so-caUed "notch" pro- hours ending at 12 m. today: vision in the corporate tax. Maximum, 85; minimum, 67.; -rjncjer present law, the corporate noon, 77; precipitation, .04; sun sets jncome rate is 21 per cent on the noon, it, precjpiwiuiuii, income rate Is 21 per cent on uie tonight at sun rises tomorrow {irgt 23 per cent on the at next 25 per cent on the Additional weather on Page 5. next 25 per cent on the inext 52 per cent from La Crosse Drowning ta Crosse, And- erson, 19, drowned in the Black rtrer Wednesday while swim- mint snore from his slnUnr skiff, which bad spruflr a leak. A companion, Garry Graff, 15, swam the 200 feet to shore. Andersen's body was reccTcr- ed. oner Robert B. Tweedy. A crowd of spectators watched the dragging operations and the attempts to re- vive the youth. s Life Preserver A futile attempt to get a preserver to the drowning youtn was made by Tom Beadles, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Beadles, 105 West Hows-rd street. Beadles was swimming some 50 yards from Prell when the latter called for help. Beadles, who had conversed with Prell before enterlns; the wa- ter, thought it first It was only a Joke. Then he smw that Prell was In trouble and so be swam for shore as Quickly as he could and raced to the life ring box on the shore nearby. Beadles said he pulled open door and seized the preserver. But as he ran to the water to throw the ring, he discovered the long attached rope was tangled and would not reach Prell. The boy unkinked the rope and prepared to send the preserver but to Prell, by that time Prell was not to be seen. Swims Out Beadles said he 'then look the preserver and swam out to the spot where he last saw toe swim- Meanwhile, Wayne Loth, 14, Hufl street, who was atop the boathouse, had seen Prell strug- gling In the water. He said he heard the youth call twice for help. Loth saw Beadles trying to aid Prell, and so he, too, raced to the scene to help. Loth also dived in- to the water and tried to. find Prell. Tom Beadles, finding the efforts were in vain, sent Anita Ask, and Rheft Culbertson, both 14, who had b'een bicycling, to call for help. The girls went to nearby and phoned the police department. That was at Anita, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haakon Ask, 626 Olmstead street, said she arrived the lakeshore just as Prell was going under. Her companion, Rhea, is the daughter of Mrs. Marjorie Cul- 1 bertson, East Sanborn street. In 16 minutes, the body of Prell, clad'in swim trunks, was dragged to the surface and resuscitation at- tempts were begun. Beadles, who was recently grad- (Conlinued on Pare 16, Column 4) YOUTH jom Beadles, who was swimming and heard Prell's cries for help, shows the life preserver he tried to get to the drowning youth. Beadles made a heroic but futile effort to Prell, but the long rope attached to the life ring was tangled and the boy had to stop and unkink the line. Harriet KtUey photo   

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