Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER rain tonlchll Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press S Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations OKOLSKY Read Wit New Column Dully on Editorial VOLUME 47, NO. 40 W1NONA. MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 4, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Two Killed, 34 Hurt in Zephyr Wreck A Diesel Locomotive which powered the Burlington railroad's Twin Cities Zephyr en route from Minneapolis to Chicago lies on its side near Downers drove, about 21 miles southeast of Chicago. A tractor fell on the right-of-way Irom a passing freight and derailed the Zephyr. First Four Cars Of the Zephyr form a shallow V after the train hit the tractor which had fallen from the passing freight and piled Into the Downer's Grove station, background. Part of the coping from the station is spilled on roof of second car The streamliner is headed toward Chicago (from left to A.P. WIrephotos to The Republican-Herald.) Phone Seizure Legality Upheld by Clark Ruling Based On U.S. Act Passed in '40 Bell Management By-Passed m Union Negotiation Appea tVaahlnjrton Attorney Ocn Tom Clark sold today Prcsidcn Truman has the right to seize th telephone industry in the curren labor dispute. Clark told reporters at tho Whit House, after a cabinet meeting, tha seizure authority exists under th federal communications act, He sold Mr. Truman did not ask his opinion, but that Secretary o Labor Lewis Schwcllcnbach did ask him to Kay whether tho govern- ment has seizure powers. Clark said he gave the ruling to Schwellenbach. President Truman told his news coherence yesterday that he hac asked the Labor department to de- termine whether a legal basis exists lor taking over the Industry in tho event of a strike of tele- phone workers Monday. Still In Effect Clark said he looked into the com- munications net after reading In the papers that there was a ques- tion as to federal authority. He .said tho in 1040, I based on the war emergency but Is still in effect. The attorney general said the authority will continue until six months after the official "termina- tion of the war." That leaves the date of expira- tion indefinite. Laws expiring six nfter "termination of hos- technically different mat- go out of existence Juno 30. Jrihn J. Moran, chnlrmivn of tho NiiUotml Federation of Telephone (Continued on rage 11, Column 3.) PHONE Sightless Child, 22 Months Old, Plays Piano Freelondvllle, Ind. Sightless little Gary Trent does his entertaining with the piano. Only 22 months old and blind since birth, tho child already has learned to play with both hands such tunes as "The Red River "Wobnsh Cannon and "Bell Bottom Trou- sers." Gary's inspiration for tho piano apparently is his father, Robert, a utility employe. Tho child has been a rapt listener of his playing. He's good on the melody but B little off In his said Basil McGhee, Gary's uncle, in describing Gary's playing. 7irst World Court ase May Involve Mines at Albania Lake Success, N, Y. The i men sitting in the cace palace In The Hague may avo a case to work on shortly. The international court of Justice, gal arm of the. United Nations, ts.it been in operation a year wlth- ut any cases. Now the Security 'Uncll appears ready to toss a Job the judges. Britain set the machinery in mo- on to refer her mine-laying arges agaln.it Albania to the orld court with a resolution in council. Several nations 1m- edlatcly supported the step and ose observers of tho council's work saw a possible Russian veto as tho only barrier. Andrei A. Gromyko, Soviet do Opponents Concede LilienthaVs Victory foes of David E. Lillenthal conceded defeat today in their weeki-long- effort to block his confirmation as chairman of the Atomic Energy commission. A 52 to 38 test vote yesterday was generally accepted as decisive. The 14-vote margin Wiled a. motion jy Senator John Brickcr to send oil the atomic nominations back to committee for an F.B.I, check. The Senate Is taking an Easter recess and the final vote cannot be taken until next week. But the fight was gone out of most of the antl- Lillcnthal forces. Senator Robert Taft who charged that Lillenthal was too "soft" toward communism and Soviet Russia, said he saw no reason why the final tally should be much dif- ferent from yesterday's vote. He claimed that outcome was just about what he thought It would be. Eighteen Republicans teamed with 34 Democrats to beat Brlcker's mo- tion. Thirty-one Republicans and seven Democrats voted for it. Brlcker Accepts Defeat Brickcr accepted defeat on his motion with good humor. "Oh, it's all he told a re- porter. "We still vote by majorities you know." The roll call vote Included Sena- tors Joseph Ball and Edward J Thye of Minnesota against, Senator Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin for recommittal, and Senator Joseph McCarthy Wisconsin, pnrcd for re- committal. Of Greek Aid Program Split Senate critics of President Truman's Greek-Turkish nld proposal divided today Into two termtn- ed to fight the program to the end, the other ready to accept It If given "sVlO.OoS no other choice. court fine on him and his United Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D.- Mine Workers union to help widows who heads- the bitter-end Iand orphans of men _ who died in opposition, said he will carry to Senate floor next week his thus far WQek straight Creek, Ky., In Mine Safety Bill With Teeth Urged Lewis Wins Support for Diverting Fine to Centralia Fund By Douglas B. Cornell and Max Hall L. Lewis' demands for greater safety for men who mine coal in what he called underground "slaughterhouses" brought ready promises of help rom Congress today. Various House members urged afety laws with "teeth." Lewis' got some support, too, for 25 St. Mary's Students on Wrecked Tram, None Hurt About 25 St. Mary's college stu- dents, en route home for the Easter vacation, were aboard the Burling- Thrcc of the students from St. Mary's were Jack Buckley, 20, of Benvyn, 111.; James Blazek, 23, Berwyn, and Edward M. Roswa- ton's Twin Cities-Chicago Zephyr I 20. Detroit, Mich.. The As- that crashed into a tractor and wasisociated Press reported. derailed in a Chicago suburb last night. late Roswadowski, .a football player at St. Mary's two years ago, said Reports here today indicated that "the train Just shoo'k. The passen- Rochester Wins Safety Contest Chicaco Boise, Idaho, tied with Watcnown, X. yesterday for second place among cities in the population class in the 1946 national traffic safety contest conducted 'by tho National Safety Council. Rochester, with no traffic fatalities for the year, won first In the class. No third-place winner was named in the group, but honor- able mention went to seven cities including Eau Claire, .Wls, Stassen Leaves Moscow for Tour Stassen, Re- publican aspirant for the presiden- cy, left Moscow today for a tour of several other Soviet cities. Stassen, on .private fnct-flncllnp tour of Europe, is expected to return to Moscow In several days and then leave the country via Leningrad. puty foreign minister, exorcised tho veto to kill nn cnrllur council ver- dict finding Albixnla "had knowl- edge of the laying of the mines which wrecked two royal navy de- stroyers and klllc'cl 44 sailors last October 22 In Corfu channel. How- ever, there was doubt whether Gromyko would use the veto ngnin to block a reference of tho com- plaint to the court. a Dozen Eggs Believed Unlikely Minneapolis A prediction made In New York that CBKS may jump to more than a dozen appears unsuccessful fight to knock out any aid to Turkey and give Greece only relief assistance. Johnson said he can't vote for the 1945. But members of a House labor subcommittee who heard the boom- Ing U, M. W. president testify for six hours yesterday showed no in- Girl Found Dead In Washington Washington Beautiful WI- nonn Hnrvcy, 25, Philippine embassy secretary who sought spiritual guid- ance a few hours before she disap- peared Sunday, was found dead un- der a culvert yesterday and police today puzzled over the mystery of how she died. Miss Harvey's body, fully clad, was found in a smull creek on the Virginia side of the Potomac river. Police .said the body was free of bruises or other signs of violence but that a preliminary examination dis- closed no evidence of drowning al- though the body was in 14 inches of water. Dr. W. C. Welbron, Arlington cor- .__ ,______ oner, ordered a laboratory analysis in questions ,_ ot samples and stomach con- of Congress. John Brandt, prcsi- tcnts- He sflld the shapely, brunette dent of Land O' Lakes nad been dead two or three legislation approved 13 to 0 by the clirmtion to go along with his sug- forclgn relations committee yester- iBcstlon that Congress ask President Truman to fire Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug. Mr. Truman himself left no doubt thnt he Is standing squarely behind his cabinet officer. Truman Backs Krujr clay, with an amendment giving the United Nations a limited veto on the American program. N'o Ifloditiontat But Senator Pepper1 whose proposal to turn the whole stem-communism situation over to the U. N. was defeated in committee, told n reporter he will vote for the bill even If he and others arc un- successful In amending it In the Senate. "I'm 110 Pepper de- clared. "I think this sort of assist- ance should be extended by the United Nations, but I won't agree to do nothing as an alternative." This division of opponents rein- forced a prediction by Senator Con- nally that the Senate, which may begin debate on the measure next Wednesday, will give It "overwhelming approval" after a week or more of talk. The State department, meanwhile, supplied some ammunition for sup- porters of the measure with a 40- none of the students or persons from this area was injured. Bur- lington officials here said they had no list of passengers who got aboard at Wlnona Junction late yesterday afternoon. School officials at St. Mary's said that 125 students left for Chicago Jon the Milwaukee's Hiawatha at p. m. yesterday and the re- mainder were on the Zephyr last night. gers calmed down as soon as we found we could stand up." Buckley, a junior at St. Mary's, told The Associated Press that there was much confusion, as pas sengers rushed to leave the fourtl car after the lights went out. zek recalled how luggage was tossed from the racks and how passengers were thrown from their scats. St. Mary's will resume its classes April 14. Hits Tractor Which Fell Off Passing Train Chicago Suburb Depot Struck by Derailed Passenger; persons killed and approximately 34 Injured when the Burlington rail- road's streamlined Twin Cities Zephyr jumped the tracks after bc- ng derailed by a tractor at suburb- an Downers Grove last night, Edith Holland, Minneapolis, died ;oday at Hinsdalc sanitarium, whero she had been taken after the wrcclc vith both legs fractured, a frac- .ured rib, and internal injuries. Instantly killed was L. W. Wright or suburban Oak Park. Wright, .bout 50, a passenger, was trapped in a coach after the speeding train :rashed into the Downers Grove ailroad station. Doctors at HlnsdaJc sanitarium aid approximately 30 persons lightly injured In the crash had jccn treated there and released. The others were in hospitals in Icinlty. Carl KrohJ, or the laims department, said seven pas- engcrs and the engineer and flre- Left Early Draper, station arent at surburbaa Downers Grove, and his wife said today they probably saved their lives by closing the Bur- lington depot an hour early last night "for no reason at alL" Draper said he and his wife. Ellen, usually stay at the depot until II p. m- but closed last niRht at 10 p. m. and departed. About 40 minutes later Burlington's Twin City Zephyr passenger train was derailed and coaches smashed Into the depot, demolishing part of the one story brick structure. By Eddy Gllmore Moscow Foreign Ministe V. M. Molotov, in the first offlcia Soviet comment on President Tru man's proposed aid to Greece, wen on record today in an interview with Johannes Steel with the dec iaration he doubted the plan waul> 'restore democracy" there. The best way to restore democ racy to Greece would be to do awa> with foreign intervention, Moloto' commented. The implication that Greece wai no democracy at present was an as- the" de-i'sumPtion advanced by Steel, Ameri- can writer and radio commentator who put the question to Molotov Molotov Doubts Greek Aid Would Restore Democracy clared in response to a news con- ference question whether he had.. given any thought to removing this way; "Do believe that Mr. Krug Is an .efficient public 'President Truman's proposed Ain- offlclal. the chief executive added (O'ican policy on Greece will restore But he snlfl he would leave any! democracy to reply to Lewis up to Krug. The subcommittee planned to give Krug his chance to fire back sometime after next Thursday. Krug advised a Senate, subcom- mittee making an on-the-spot in- vestigation at Centralia yesterday! that a federal Inspection of the mine only a week before the ex- Molotov stated a compromise was plosion showed "no imminent between Russia's proposal Molotov's declaration on Greece and other questions cumo In a se- ries of ten questions and answers put to him in writing by Steel who arrived in Moscow early in the con- ference of foreign ministers. (The exchange was broadcast by tnc radio.) page printed document replying to 111 questions submitted by members Inc., snld Thursday. I days. The prediction was made by Al-l A Iow nours after the body was fred Rich, business manager of theMound Arlington police questioned Full-Time Secretary Engaged by Decorah C. of C. Dpcorah, L. Johnson, who has been serving tus manager of the department of industry and traffic at Mason City, Iowa, will be- come the full-time paid secretary of the Decorah Chamber of Commerce. A contract was made with him Thursday. He will assume his duties hero as soon as he can secure his rrlea.se from his position at Mason City. Butter and Egg Merchants Assocla tlon, Inc. .Rich said he sighted such a price because of the Department of Agri- culture's announcement of an in- crease from to a pound for powdered eggs starting May 1 Brandt said the storage figures In- dicate a strong market for eggs but "not at that price." He said a good batch of pullets this spring could take care of the situation. George'II to Be Buried on Easter George II, who died of heart trouble Tuesday some six months after his return to the throne, lay In state today In Athens' Greek Orthodox cathedral while awaited the arrival of other Euro- pean royalty for his Easter-morning funeral. George will be interred in his dy- nasty's burial plot at the royal sum- mer estate at Tatol, a dozen miles lortheast of Athens, where he was bom in July, 1890. Theodore Buck. 26, of Charlottes- vllle, Va. Detective Captain Hugh C. Jones said Buck once had been en- gaged to Miss Harvey. Police Chief Harry L. Woodyard -said Buck was hold overnight on a technical charge of Investigation. Wisconsin Passes 2-Term Amendment Madison, Win. Wisconsin's legislature was Jn adjournment to- day until next Tuesday, after favor- ing legislation which would limit presidents of the United States to two terms in office. The assembly also passed a bill under which persons purchasing iquor would have to cany a card showing they were over 21 years old. Acting Governor Oscar Renncbohm, meanwhile, signed two bills into aw. One permits the board of nor- mal school regents and trustees of Stout Institute to set up housing authorities to construct dormitories. The other prohibits hunting or ''shining" deer from an airplane Not Threat To Itussia Throughout Its carefully worded answers, the department insisted that while the aid program Is direct- ed at saving Greece from falling in- to the hands of communist-directed guerrillas and Turkey from suc- cumbing to pressure from without, there is no threat to any "legitimate interests of the Soviet The greatest threat to Greece's stability, the State department docu- ment said, lies in the attempts of guerrillas to overthrow the present government. Noting- that most of these warriors are not com- munists, the department said: "However, virtually all of their leaders are communists and instruc- tion in communist political doctrines .3 regularly given to all units of the sands. Each unit, down to that of :he company, has a political com- missar attached to it." The department strongly defended the right of Turkey to assistance, asserting that the Turks had prac- ticed "benevolent neutrality" toward ger" despite 55 items of noncom- for a unified pllance with the federal safety code. But in any event, the secretary added, the report did not reach him until nftcr the blast. It was because of the Centralia tragedy and tho six-day period of mourning now in effect In the coal United States Germany and the plan for a federal Germany, if the questions could be decided by a German plebiscite, Man Fatally Injured St. Cloud, Minn. (IP) Oscar Kleven, 60, St. Cloud, was fatally Landlady Wills Homes to Tenants Flint, Mich. Tenants who rented ten houses from Mrs. Lulu Bell Kurdick today were the surprised beneficiaries of her will owners of the homes. Mrs. Burdick, who died Mon- ilay at 72, left seven houses as outright (rifts to their amazed and stated in the will that tlircc tenants would be asked to pay off mortuaRCS of to S2.800. No estimate wns made of the total value'of the estate. an still were hospitalized. Approjd- ately 25 other persons were treat- d for minor injuries and released. e said. The tractor had fallen off a ound freight train that had Just' asscd on an adjoining trade and to the path of the stainless steel rcamliner, castbound from Mln- rapolis to Chicago. The crash in a flash of and ower of falling bricks ripped up three sets or tracks nine miles east of Napcrville, HI., where 45 persons died lost April 25 in a collision of two Burlington passenger trains. Several eyewitnesses said they saw "a tremendous boll of fire" as thfe Zephyr left the rails. T2ie train, which the Burlington said was traveling at its usual 75 (Continued on P.IRC 7. Column 4.) TWO KILLED Weather Collision Fatal To La Crosse Man La Crosse, Sever- on, SO, route one. La Cros.sc. was njured fatally early today when his lutomobile was involved in a hcad- n collision with a truck on high- vay 10, one mile cast or here. Dr. George Rcay, La Crosse coun- y coroner, said the truck driver, he identified as L. E. ams, 27, of Bcnton Harbor, Mich., being detnlr.cd ox n mntcrl.il 'itncss for an, adjourned inquest (Conliued on Pajrc 6, Column KRUG 3.) feet from 'shingling. a roof he was re- President Truman Polishes Jefferson Day Dinner Talk By Ernest B. Vaccaro the talking. After Hanncgan Washington him, he told a news man'picked his words carefully to-1conference the chairman spoke "on day In polishing up his speech for tomorrow night's Jef- ferson day dinner. Highly placed White House of- ficials predicted he will steer clear of a direct commitment on the 1048 presidential campaign. Democratic national committee his own." When asked at his news con- ference yesterday whether the Jef- :he Allies during the war. Help for Turkey has been assailed by some enators who pointed to that na- ion's entry Into the war only after Germany's defeat became a ccr- alnty. officials, under whose auspices heirequests he made in his state of will speak, made no secret of theirjthe union and budget messages to confidence that they are present- congress and Ills economic report Ing the party's next nominee. jn January. Chairman Robert E. Hannegan The President did not entirely tossed the buff-colored Truman hat bar politics as a news conference discussion topic yesterday. Did he consider the victory of Martin H. Kennolly, Democratic candidate for mayor of Chicago, the beginning of a party trend.? Yes, he thought so. into the ring some weeks ago in New York and Executive Director Gull Sullivan Is outspoken in. his advocacy of the Missouri Incum- bent. The President has let them (injured Thursday when he fell tomorrow. Williams suf- 'ferod leg bruises in the crash. Three occupants of another car were injured slightly when the vehi- cle careened into the wreckage. Plans Ready for Defensive War, Official Says The army has plans ready for deploying its troops and planes to fight the first phases of a defensive war, highly placed Wnr department officials said today. This statement was made in reply to questions about testimony by Secretary of War Robert Patterson before congressional committees in the last several weeks that, the arm- ed services have no ovcraJl plnn for national defense. Officials who work with the secre- tary said his reference was to co- ordinated planning for the whole nilitary mvy and plans for mobil- zation of the nation's industrial and manpower resources and laws 'or unified operation of the serv- FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Occasional light rnln tonight and Saturday. Colder Saturday. Low tonight 36; high Saturday 45. Minnesota: Rain tonight except changing to heavy snow in north- west portion. Snow north and oc- casional rnin south portion Satur- day, changing to snow in south- vest portion. Colder Saturday and Saturday night. Wisconsin; Rain and slowly rls- ng temperatures tonight. Showers Saturday becoming colder north- vest, and extreme west portion, bolder entire state Saturday night. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. minimum, 36; noon, piwipfuufon, ,2ft of mi inch: '.tun si'i.s tonlulu at, sun rises tomorrow -it. TEMPKRATU11ES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pet. Chicago 49 37 .07 Los Angeles 62 47 Miami 78 74 Mpls.-St. Paul 36 New Orleans.........77 69 New York ...........54 35 Phoenix 71 48 Seattle 53 Washington 55 37 .13 .08 Mr. Truman merely the dress will speak for itself. A close friend of the President who had a peek at an early draft said it will emphasize legislative RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stafic 24-Hr. Stage Today Wing 14 .1 .1 .4 .3 .4 Red Lake City......... 7.G Reads 12 4.2 Dam 4. T.W....... 5.2 Dam 5. T.W....... 3.6 Dam 5A, T.W..... 4.8 Wlnona 13 6. Dam 6, Pool....... 8.2 Dam C, T.W....... 5.3 Dakota 8.2 Dam 7, Pool....... 9.6 Dam 7, T.W....... 4.4 La Crosse....... 12 6.3 Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand. 4.3 Zumbro at Thcilman. Buffalo above Alma... Trcmpealeau at Dodge Black at Neillsville... Black at GalosvilJe... La Crossc at W. Salem Root at Houston. 4.8 3. 7.8 5.3 7.2 .6 .4 .8 .1 .1 .S RIVER FOREC4ST (From Hastings to Gultcnberz) General rises will occur in the Mississippi for several days through- out this district. Average dally rises will be .3 to .4 foot at all gauging stations. The Wisconsin xnd Black rivers will show a gen- eral rise. Smaller tributaries, south- ward from Lake Pcpin, -will rise hnrply, especially the Zumbro, Root arid Kickapoo rivers. A moderate ise is also indicated for the Cnlp- 3ewa river.