Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
VOTE 'YES' ON REFERENDUMS MONDAY, POLLS OPEN AT 7 A. M. W EATHER I.tjtht I'M In rha for mnowj cold S Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations OKOLSKY Read nil New Colnmn Dally on Editorial Paso VOLUME 47. NO. 41 WINONA, MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 5, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES York City Minneapolis Lax Vegas, Nev. The One Day. More Than any other, upon which Americans attend religious services is the Feast of the Resurrection, A time for rejoicing, it is the greatest Christian festival of the year. Its ceremonies have been held in widely diverse places, of which few are shown above. Service from the Hollywood bowl mny be heard locally over KWNO, starting at a. in, tomorrow. 15 Offices Will Be Filled at City Election Monday; Bond Issues on Civic Projects Draw Wide Interest Flash Floods Hit Area Five Marines Killed In North China Raid Jewish Underground Banners Ask Aid Jerusalem Banners of the Jerrlxh underground orjfan- tettlon Irrnn Leu ml were unfurled nuddenly today In the of Jenmalem, bidding Holy day strollers to "come to our help." Greek Vote Asked As Condition Of American Aid Wiuhlncton Senator Rus- sell (D.-Ga.) proposed today that Congress require a new vote by the Greek people on the kind of government they want as a condi- tion to American financial nnd mil- itary aid. Buxsell announced his general support of a pending assistance bill designed to bolster Greece nnd Turkey against com- munism. But he told a reporter he docs so with no illusions that cither country now has n democratic form government and that hu hopes provision will be made- for n new plebiscite in Greece when the Sen- ate considers the aid measure next week. 'Realistic' "I'm being realistic ubout Russell suid. "I'm not saying that I wunt to help democracy in Greece and Turkey, because I don't believe the people hiivc it there. But I'm for helping democracy in the United States. "To do that, I'm willing to help arm the Turks against our only pos- sible The Turks arc good fighters and if they are going to stand up against the Russians, who seem to be the only people we are likely to have any trouble with, I'm willing to help them." Not Crusade Senator Taylor a vig- orous opponent of the aid bill, agreed with Russell that the Greek government is undemo- cratic. Taylor told a radio audi- ence last night: "Let us be clear about this. Am- erican military uld to Greece is not a crusade to aid democracy, for there is no democracy in the Greek government. And surely we are not crusading for democracy in support- ing the Turkish army." Taylor, who has proposed with Senator Popper that the Greek-Turkey problem TJO turned over to the United Nations, said he sees behind the aid program "an oil grab" to benefit "American monopolies." Some critics of the proposal contend its main value would be to safe-guard U. S, oil con- cessions in Arabia. At Least Two New Aldermen to Be Named With the lowest voter r'egistra lions in 20 years, Winona will go the polls Monday for one of its mo significant elections. The electorate will name at leas two new aldermen, and at leas three new school board director and generally it will have a choic of candidates. Of the 15 offices t be filled, nine have opposition. In addition, the citizens ell glble to vote in this election will b asked to decide whether they wls to issue for completion o the dredging of Lnko Winonn for construction of a nc-v Praldc Island road nnd fo construction of two life stations an extensive extension of sanitarj sewers. An expression on each of the bont Issues was asked today, since fallur to voto on one of these projects wli be n "no" vote against that project He-election Not Sought The election Monday will certain ly sec the naming of new aldermen in the third and fourth wards, whcr Alderman Robert A. Albreeht and Alderman Daniel Bambenck, respcc lively, have not filed for re-election In the fourth ward, too, the vot- ers will elect a school board director to succeed Frank Lllla, not a can- didate for re-election. The same lineup prevails In the first and second wards. In the first Stanley Pettcrsen is not a candidate for re-election to the board of edu- cation, and in the second ward Board President Paul Gooderum is not a candidate. Polls will be open Monday from 7 a. in. to 8 p. m., and election sup- plies for Judges and clerks may be obtained in the office of the com- missioner of elections on the third floor of the city building from 7 to 8 p. m. today. Here's ix roundup of the election: THE ENTIRE CITY Mayor John Drucy, who was ap- pointed mayor about two years ago ;ifter the death of Mayor James Rice, is opposed by George Eckert, ex-police captain. Assessor H. M. Schercr, a candi- (Contlnucd on Pajre 5, Column S.) 15 OFFICES Truman Talk May Give Ammunition for '48 Campaign Tru- man makes his first political speech tonight the Republicans took over Congress. Party members gue.wd that he will furnish them wnh some ammunition for the 1048 campaign without mentioning his own future intentions. The occasion is the annual Jefferson dny dinner, which supplants the Jackson day dinners the late President Roosevelt fre- quently used for important political announcements. The dinner Js u 2.000-Uclcet, sellout. Small British Army Mission to Stay in Greece A foreign office spokesman, commenting on an Iz- vestla report that British officers are directing Greek army activities said today that a small British mil- itary mission will remain in Greece for some time to advise Greek troops guarding the nation's north- ern border. "But Great Britain's military pol- icy In Greece, openly announced and thoroughly discussed, will be carried the spokesman said "We arc getting out, as will become obvious in due course. Meanwhile we expect that America will elect to increase her influence in Greece." Romans Mark Easter Mid Economic Strain than bells, from the humble Instru- ments of convents to the clccp- throated bronzes of St. Peter's basilica, rang today to herald once again the Easter eve. Romans were celebrating holiday despite economic trou- bles reflected In sharply higher prices. From many tables, said II Glornale Delia Sera, the tra- ditional Easter lamb, the choco- late soldiers, and cakc.s will bo mlnslng, "but Koman.s will know how to make holiday In their It said. Thousands of pilgrims can- verged on Rome, thu capital of Catholicism. Few Coal Mines Certified for Monday Opening By The Associated Press Only a scattered handful of the 18 soft coal mines ordered closed ly the government for safely rea- ons were certified today as ready o resume operation Monday but a Coal Mines administration spokes- man in the rich Pittsburgh, district redlcted "a flood of last-minute crtifications." Another federal official predicted 5 por cent of the mines deemed nfiafe would be ready to reopen at TO end of the A.P.L.-United Mine IS Others Hurt As Communists Attack Ammunition Dump By John Roderick Peiping' Chinese com- munists, sweeping suddenly out >f the early morning darkness oday attacked a U. S. marine irtillery supply depot near Tang- cu, killing live marines and vounding 16 others, six of whom vere not expected to live. Papers found on the bodies ol lain attackers verified they were ommunists, an official marine tatement said. The statement did not mention he number of casualties suffered y the attackers, but Chinese mill- .ry officers reported 100 of the and killed or wounded. These officers announced that 00 government troops from Chiang 'ni-shek's Second army had been ispatched from Tientsin to aid ifirlnes in tracking down the at- ackers, whose numbers were not nown. Even as the attackers faded into e darkness from which they had at a marine ammunition' dump, a heavily-armed marine con- voy was made ready at Tientsin, 25 miles to the west, to set out in pur- suit. Personal Command Stung by the biggest casualty toll In a long series of clashes with North China irregulars, Colonel Julian N. Prisble, commander of the Fifth marines at Peiping, was flying to Tientsin to take personal corn- Fire Roftts Good Friday Services at Otoatonna Owatonna, Minn. Ser- rn-fivc parishioner! attending Good Friday candlelight serv- ice at the Aurora Lutheran church were temporarily routed from the edifice last nijrht when flames from a overheat- fid furnace spurted into the chapel through an open register. Arming themselves with blan- kets from their cars, they re- turned a. moment later and, led by the Rev. T. E. Moen, the pastor, extinguished the blaze which was confined to the register and Its supporting tim- bers. The Owatonna. rural fire de- partment made the run to the church, eight miles east of here, but found services had been resumed when they arrived. Labor Bill Would Block National Paralysis Strikes By Marvin L. Arrowsmith proposal de- signed to block "national paralysis" strikes was offered to the Senate labor committee today as part of the Four Killed In Oklahoma Windstorm Cyclone Rips Home to Kindling; Others in Area Blown Down Wlstcr, Okla. An. early morning windstorm in the Glendalc community ripped, the frame home of George Vaughn into kindling wood, killing four members of the family and shaking up three others The Red Cross listed the dead a? George and Nance Vaugh, husband and wife, their brother Andrew Vaughn, and Mrs. Jewell Overholt daughter of Vaughn's. No ages> were given. Shaken up were Mrs. Overholt'f husband Cecil, their eight-year-old son, Gary Harding, and Mrs. Mil- dred Pidecock, a friend of the Over- holts, all of McAlester, Okla. They were visiting the Overholts during the Easter weekend. They arc all in the Foteau hospital. Leflore County Under Sheriff Bryan Cobler said that n number of houses in the area, which Is In eastern Oklahoma near the Ar- kansas border, were blown down. Damage was reported heavy to live- stock and other rural property. The storm also hit nearby Gil- more but no casualties were re- ported. The storm was part of a heavy wind and rainstorm which struck'signature. Balloon Upsets East Coast Air Traffic nock Hall, run- away barrage balloon which led army and navy fliers a frantic chose was only a deflated gas- bng today, waiting for its own- ers to claim, it. A refugee from Washington, the balloon collapsed and fell in Chesapeake bay off this east- ern shore community lost night, after having raised merry ned with air traffic along the Atlan- tic coast most of yesterday. The 35-foot, heilum-fllled run- away worked loose from its ny- lon moorings about 11 o'clock yesterday morning, apparently restless in spring zephyrs over the capital, where it had served conscientiously for two weeks as an advertisement for the War Assets administration. Ratification of Two-Term Limit May Take Years Chicago Eight more legis- atures have ratified the proposed amendment to the United States constitution which would limit the to two terms or not more hau ten years, but approval by the majority of 3C states may several years. The proposal has been approved >y these Wisconsin, 'owa, Kansas, New Hampshire, E- inois, Wisconsin, Delaware, and Oregon. In Wisconsin the measure las gone to the governor for his most of Oklahoma overnight. preliminary draft of a general The Rcd Cross and Oklahoma bor bill. Senators said this tentative ver- sion which the committee plans to discuss next week provides, among other things, for a ban on the clos- ed shop and for the outlawing of beginning at a. m. Marine fighter planes were' called out but the Chinese hod vanished before the airmen could get'Into ac- This same dump' was raided last October 3 by an estimated 200 Chi- nese .who wounded a marine slightly iut left several of their own dead jehind. They succeeded in carrying Asks Longer Closings In :i letter to Coal Ad- ministrator N. II. Colllxson, Lewis asked that the mines stay closed until re-examination has been made by a federal mine in- spector anil the inspector has certified the mines conform with the federal mine safety code. This left uncertain the number of miners who will re- turn to work Monday .it the closn of a six-day mourning period ordered by Lewis, presi- dent of the United Mine Work- ers Lewis testified before a con- gressional committee the same day that he had recommended a return to work Monday in all mines that arc regarded as safe. mand. A brief marine strikes and secondary confirmed that the fighting, at boycotts. Hslnho. five miles west of TangkuJ It would make it an unfair labor raged for four hours and 15 minutes i practice for n national union to dic- tate contract terms to its locals, but would impose no outright ban on industry-wide bargaining. A committee member who helped draw up the plan to avert "national paralysis" strikes tola a reporter It provides for these steps when col- lective bargaining and mediation efforts break down in the case .of a threatened strike which would seriously affect the public welfare: 1. The government could ob- tain a temporary injunction to avert the strike. 2. The disputing parties would be required to renew and con- tinue mediation efforts while the Injunction was in effect. 3. If no settlement was reach- ed, the President could declare an emergency and call on Con- a special session if nec- deal with the situa- tion. 4. Any action Congress might take would apply only to the particular emergency at hand. It could pass a bill authorizing government seizure, or handle the case in any other way it saw fit. The committee member who aided in drafting the proposal said it had been incorporated in a "very pre- liminary" general labor bill written by the committee's staff. some ammunition. Biggest Toll The wounded were taken by plane to the marine hospital at Tientsin. All names were, withheld pending notification of kin. It was the biggest toll of marines exacted by armed clashes since the Americans moved back into North ihina after Japan's surrender. Last July 28, three marines were Killed and 12 were wounded by a communist ambush between Ticnt- in and PeJping. The communists admitted this alack but maintained he marines were the aggressors. Hsinho, scene of the fighting, is he lost station before Tangku on ;he Tientsin-Tangku railway. Tang- ku serves as the coastal railhead for the Peiping-Tientsln railway. The attack occured just three days before 36D Americans of the dis- banded truce headquarters at Pel- ping were scheduled to board a train for Tangku on the way back to the L'nited States. The assault also followed by three dnys the announcement of Admiral Charles M. Cookc, Jr., commander of U. S. naval forces of the Western Pacliic. that the marines were be- ing withdrawn from North China as rapidly as possible. An estimated to mar- ines still are in North China. Austin Child Survives Swallowing Safety Pin Austin, okl Barbara Jean Seiver was recov- ering today after having an open safety pin removed from her eso- phagus. The infant swallowed the pin while playing in her crib Wed- nesday nnd was found choking. Her mother, Mrs. Clyde Solver, took the child to the Austin clinic and then :o Mnyo clinic at Rochester where the pin was removed. I Workers' six-day mourning period r the victims of the Ccntralia, mine disaster. The 518 mines Jn ID states normally produce tons daily, or about one quarter of the nation's total. Some U.M.W. leaders called for caution in agreeing with mine oper- ators in certification of mine safety but the Department of Interior said at Washington that pits could be of the union's Secretary J. A. Krug so ordered after receiving reports of a federal rclnspection. The alternative method calls for operators and union safety commit- tees to declare die mlnos safe and for the ntxvy to issue its certifica- tion of safety. Omaha Man Held in Fairmont JHit-Run Death Omaha Omaha police to- day were holding Tony Beninato of Omaha without charge for investi- gation in connection with the death Thursday night of Jesse D. Law, 70, former Fairmont, resident. Law died in a local hospital about three hours after he was struck by a car which failed to stop. Lieutenant Joseph Swetala of the police traffic bureau said Beninato i called police to ask if there had been an accident in the vicinity where Law was struck. Police quot- ed Meiiinato as saying he felt a bump, but saw nothing and drove on, concluding that he had hit a hole in the pavement. This tentative draft, likely to be revised considerably in its details, will provide a starting1 point for dis- cussion when the full labor com- mittee turns to 1C next week. 26 Tribesmen Arrested for African S layings Dar Es Salaam, Twenty-six tribesmen have been ar- rested by colonial police in con- nection with more than 40 killings attributed to who dress n lion skins and prowl the villages of this East African country. Police said investigations Indicated that witchcraft ,and rivalry be- ween witch doctors might have been the underlying cause of the slayings. Eleven of those arrested have been charged with murder. highway patrol were rushing aid to the stricken area. The storm hit Glendale, a schoo district with several farm homes i the vicinity, about 2 a. m. Th highway reported it as a cyclone. Senate Talk on Tax Cut May Not Wait on Conferees Washington The Senate may start debate on income tax reduction next month without wait Ing tor the House-Senate conferee; to break their deadlock over how much should be pared from Presi- dent Truman's 1948 budget. Senator Mllllkin chair- man of the Senate finance com- mittee, said his group will go nhcnd with the tax bill unless the con- ferees agree "within the reasonably near future." He indicated he will wait no longer than two weeks and that the Senate may get the bill early in May. The House voted to cut from Mr. Truman's budget. The Senate called for a reduction with a payment of at least on the public debt. The Income tax bill passed by the House March 27 provided for a 30 per cent slash for taxable in- comes up to and 20 per cent for most others, retroactive to Jan- uary 1, There have been strong indica- tions the Senate will make some changes. Sister Kenny to Tour Europe Minneapolis Sister Eliza- beth Kenny leaves by plane to- morrow on the first leg of a tour of Europe, where she will show documentary films of her work in combating: infantile paralysis. She will confer in Washington next week of Denmark. Legislatures in 18 other states still are in session or arc scheduled to meet later this year. Thus, if approving action should be taken by all legislatures now meeting or scheduled to meet this year, the total would be only short of the required number for accept- ance as part of the constitution. How many legislative bodies will act on the proposed amendment cannot be forecast. Republican dominated bodies have been the first to approve. Legislatures con- trolled by Democrats may vote dis- approval, or many not voto on the proposal. Congress stipulated that the adoption process must be completed in seven years to make the amend- ment effective. Badger Lobby Probe to Be Settled Tuesday Madison, of i "lobby shakedown" investigation hould be reached Tuesday "one way or Attorney General "ohn E. Martin said today. Martin announced he had ordered Assemblyman Vernon Thomson Center) to supply by then he names of two Milwaukee busl- icssmen, who Thomson said two weeks ago, "had complained to me bout attempts of two lobbyists to ollcit employment to fight legisla- te bills detrimental to their busi- Water Over Highway 61 Near City Raging Root River Closes Highway Into Peterson A heavy rainfall which totaled 1.03 inches up la noon today caused a. flash flood in the Pleasant creek shortly before noon today and what ordinarily is n. tiny stream be- came a rampaging river, flooding- farmlands and the WInnoa Country club and threatening to rip ous bridges. Highways 61 and 14 Jn the vicinity of OJd Elm farm, formerly Briax- combe, was under a foot of water at noon and many vehicles were stalled attempting to get through. Much of tile Country club grounds were quickly Inundated, the bridge on hole No. 6 was under water and the fairways looked like a lake. George R. Little whose Edgcbrook home is in the hills south of the Country club, was delayed in gct- tlnj? to his home because of the high, water In the creek which had al- most covered one of the bridges. The rain stopped early this after- noon and almost immediately the Pleasant Valley creek began to re- cede. An estimate could not be made of damage to the Country club course until the water flows off. By 2 p. m. the Pleasant Valley creek had dropped two feet. At 2 o'clock this afternoon the Whitewater river was over high- way 74 between Elba and Beaver and the road was closed to traffic. The river was rising rapidly. At this afternoon the Root river went over the bridge at Peter- son, cutting that village off high- wny Ifl. The stream was risinif rapidly and serious damage was Tearcd. Guerrillas Escape Filipino Cordon AUnUn. A member of Hukbdlahap armed peasants said to- day that nearly 2.COO Huks sur- rounded by Philippine military po- lice on Mount Arayat slipped through the government cordon to safety. The source denied a report that Hukbalahnp leader Luis T.iruc nar- rowly escaped capture on the cen- tral Luzon volcano. The Hufcj were well informed of military police plans nnd Tame left several days before the cordon was complete, the source said. The Hukabalahaps, wartime guer- rillas who now demand agrarian re- forms, have refused government or- ders to turn in their arms. Weather Acting Governor Oscar Renne- ohm, who ordered, the investiga- ion after Thomson reported there ad been a shakedown attempt, receive a complete report "on can be learned by Tuesday, ne way or the attorney diem) declared. Martin said Thomson had fum- hcd tile names of the lobbyists but lat the Republican Ilooi'leadcr was refusing to give me (.his names f the businessmen een approached." he said had FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona :uid rain early tonight, changing to snow by morning. Colder tonight, low 34. Sunday, mostly cloudy and rather cold, brisk northwesterly winds la the forenoon. High 40. north portion tonight and flurries south portion. Colder tonight, cloudy and cold. Sunday mostly Continued windy. with a [Body of Minneapolis In Europe, she will visit Denmark, England, Belgium, Greece, France, Russia, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Holland. Switzerland and Ireland. She plans to return to New York July 31. body or Th.orn.ld Swanson, 45, of suburban Chicago .............56 Columbia Heights, was found float-Denver ..............51 ing in the Mississippi river hcre.lLos Angeles becoming mixed with snow northwest portion early tonight. Ending most of state by late tonight. Windy and colder to- nlRht. Sunday cloudy, windy and rather cold. I.OCAI, WKATHKlt Ofllclnl observations for Uje 24 hours ending nt 12 m. today: Maximum, 41; minimum. 36; noon. precipitation. 1.03 inches; sun sets toniRht at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln, Pet. .01 2.01 27 49 He had been missing since 78 74 her 7. Mpls.-St. Paul .......43 35 66 4 Probes of Zephyr Wreck Begin Troops Parade in Japan As Army Week Opens Tokyo American forces in Japan marked the beginning of Army week today with a parade by more than troops in the im- perial palace plaza. The troops, including about 400 WAGS, were reviewed by Allied of-, leers and diplomats. U. S Work in Korea to Be Intensified Seoul Lieutenant General John R. Hodge, returning from con- ferences in Washington, said today that American efforts to strengthen, democracy and economic develop- ment in South Korea would be in- tensified. "If we can't get Russian coopera- tion, we must carry out our com- mitments the commander of American occupation forces toZd a press conference. London Resident Drowns Escaping From Fire London Herbert Winston Philpot, 31, was burning: trash in a factory lot today. His clothes caught fire, he jump- ed into a reservoir, stuck in the mud, drowned. separate in- vestigations today sought to learn how a 14-ton tractor broke loose from its moorings on a railroad flat- car and fell onto the path of speeding Burlington railroad stream- liner, causing the deaths of two per- sons as the train was derailed. Witnesses saw the tractor topple from a west-bound, freight train a few seconds before the eight-car Twin City Zephyr, bound from Min- neapolis-St. Paul to Chicago at miles an hour, arrived. The Diesel locomotive overturned, two coaches smashed into the suburban Down- ers Grove station, and the remain- der were derailed. Investigations were being con- ducted by the railroad, the Inter- state Commerce commission. State's Attorney Lee Daniels and Coroner Paul Ishcrwood of Du Page county. P. V. Moulder, executive vice-pres- ident of International Harvester Company, said preliminary investi- gation indicated the tractor was properly blocked when it left the Harvester plant, and that the car had to pass three separate inspec- tions before the accident happened. Seven of the 34 persons injured were still in hospitals today. i Mpls.-St. Paul 43 New Orleans 83 New York 52 Phoenix 70 Seattle 53 45 42 .32 .05 RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Rod WiilK 14 S.O 3 Lake City 8.0 -u .4 Rends 12 .4 Dam 4, T.W. 5.6 .4 Dnro 5. T.W. 4.0 .4 Dam 5A, T.W. 5.1 J3 Winona (C.P.) G.I .1 Dam 6, Pool 8.0 .2 Dam 6. T.W. G.O .1 Dakota (C.P.) 3.3 .1 Dam 7, Pool 9.G ____ Dam 7, T.W. 4.9 .5 La Crossc 12 6.6 .3 Tributary Streams Chippcwa at Durand SJ3 Zumbro at Thcilman 8.1 3.3 BiuTalo above Alma ..3.1 .1 TrempeaJeau at Dodge 2.3 .1 Black at Neillsville 7.7 .1 Black at Galesvllle ..5.8 4- Crossc at W. Salem 2.0 ____ Root nt Houston 9.5 J3 RIVER FORECAST (From to GutK-nbcrc) Cautionary flood warnings Issued or the Rock river in southern Wis- consin and the Upper Iowa river in owa with near bankful stages in he Klckapoo and Root rivers. The Mississippi will continue rising from St. Paul to dam ten for several days average daily rises of .4 foot. The Black and Wisconsin rivers will a moderate rise.