Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER Cloudy, t; and s OKOLSKY Read His New Colanw Dally on Editorial Pace Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 46 WJNONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL II. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES 50-Nation German Peace Talks Asked A JIujre Column Of Smoke Pours from the burning navy Installations at the height of the blaze on Treasure Island at San Francisco. This scene, from a San Francl.sco shows part of the San Francisco Oakland bridge at the right. Fire on Treasure Island Damage Mounts to Treasure Isltnd, which glittered rui the iiltc of prewar exposition and then be- came a camouflage-pointed ntvvn.1 bmw, was a scene of charred, water- soaked ruins todny. Fire struck the man-made island Jn San Francisco bay Into yester- day. It destroyed five navy build- ings and equipment at an estimated loss of For a while the en- ure lrista.llaUon was threatened. The bay area's largest assembly of equipment In history brought the under control after a three- hour fight. While It raged, huge clouds of smoke billowing Into the sley were visible nearly 50 miles 34 Injured Thirty-four persons. 20 navy men and flve civilian firemen, were In- jured. none seriously. The 12th naval district's estimate of damage included electronics equipment val- ued at more than The cau.-.e of the fire was unknown, The flames started In a galley. An official navy board of Inquiry wa.-, named to Investigate, The navy said a statement probably woult! be in two or three days. Sabo- tiiee was not suspected, a spokes- man said. Galley "K." an L-shapcd struc- ture almost the size of a city ant! four smaller buildings were dc- istroyrd. Treasure Island was the site of thr 1930-1940 Golden Gate Inter- national exposition. At the start ot thr war it became a major navy center. Relief Goods Flown to State House Storm-Stricken Area Woodward, Okla. The tornado-lashed Panhandle area of Texas and Oklahoma counted Its known dead at 132 and esti- mated the Injured at as rescue crews stili searched for addi- tional casualties in the ruins of the hardest hit towns. The property loss, inlllcted on the rich cattle and wheat orea by the violent winds of Wednesday Charles Evans Hughes Marks 85th Birthday Washington Charles Evans Hughes Is 85 years old today. Still tall, straight and beard- ed, and still an ardent early- morning walk- er, the retired chief Justice says he Is "In good health for one of his years" but finds It nec- essary "to avoid any unusual ex- ertion." Hughes left the nation's highest Judicial post In 1941 for reasons of health. Since Hughes then he has been living In Wash- ington In relative obscurity. Wallace Asks Britain to Show Way to Peace A. Wallace or damaged homes and businesses. night and early Thursday, ran Into the millions of dollars. Field kitchens, emergency sta- tions and other facilities were set up to care for the thousands o) homeless. Bulldozers rumbled through the debris-cluttered com- munities clearing the wreckage. Relief supplies continued to move ;nto the stricken area by plane, truck and train and restoration of communication and power facilities was progressing. This was the casualty toll as isted by tho Red Cross Midwest area headquarters In St. Louis: Woodward, 85 dead, or more njured; Hlgglns, Texas, 34 dead, 232 injured; Glazier, Texas, 13 dead, 40 injured; White Horse Okla., none dead, 30 Injured; Gray ounty, Texas, none dead, three njured. 100 Blocks Leveled Woodward, where 100 blocks of lUildings were leveled, had more Jian homeless out of a popu atlon of about Many of them being cared for by residents homes still were Intact. The property loss here was esti- mated at more than by lex Gelsmar, vice-president of a Woodward bank. Citizens went about the task ot reparlng to rebuild their shattered Votes Ten More-Seats. St. The house Thurs- day approved, 79 to 33, and sent on to the senate the first legis- lative bill to come before legislators! for 34 years. The measure, introduced by Rep- resentative Arthur Glllen, South St. Paul, would leave the senate membership uncharged at 67 but Increases that of the house from 131 to 141. Henncpin county would gain six seats, Ramsey two and Olmsted and Dakota one apiece. Glllen said the change would give Hennepln county a representa- tive for cuch voters Instead of per 31.000 as at present and make the Ramsey proportion n place of against the state ration of one representative for every persons. In another of a series of sharp Water-Drenched Navy personnel lend a hand to fight the navy base fire on Treasure Island, playing a stream of water on burning material. A pall of smoke obscures the background. (A.P. Wirephotos to The Republican-Herald.) Boom Leveling in Tough Labor Bill Places, Check Shows Sharp Opposition By Marvin Arrowsroith mem- bers pushing tough labor bills The average citizen Is spending more cautiously and retail slgnalcd Iull steajn ahcad today as ----------------------------------------sales arc beginning to drop in some By The Associated Press Business In the United States is still showing an over-all rising trend, but there is evidence in some sections of the country of a leveling off. the session, the house Thursday voted would down, 67-53, a bill which have permitted the estab- llshment of municipal liquor stores In six communities of dry Polk county. 71 Highways Added Despite a warning from Repre- sentative Leonard Dickinson, Be-( mldji, that solons were "building; a champagne appetite for a beer stomach" in the matter of roncls, the house approved a bill adding' 71 highways in more than 60 counties, embracing miles, to the state highway system. Two other bills affecting liquor Taft Supports Greek Aid 'Reluctantly' By .Tack Bell Senator Roberl ITaft (R.-Ohlo) served notice today he will regard the eventual with- drawal of Russian troops from the Balkans as a signal for tha-JCTnltcd States to halt military ancffcfinan- clal assistance to Greece and' Tur- key. cities. This Is one of the first things the economists watch for as warn- ing of a readjustment and possible recession. In general, production is American industrial running ahead of Taft, who heads the Senate Re- publican policy committee, told a reporter his announced approval of the aid now before the Senate was isalcl tonight Britain could save the world from war by refusing to take sides between the and Russia. "If you show the way, all progres- sive peoples can speak out before 'It Is too late for the principles of a Food was being trucked Into the towns. State patrolmen augmented local police forces to help guard against looting of the wind-wrecked build- ings. The storm which began its de- vastation at White Deer, Texas, Clay Auto Theft Spurred Berlin Raids, Russ Say Tategllche UIHM.-U iiuuuns unu wunai ;_ ._ .hrrT UOIOI-K, was cniei 01 tnc second further schixu. the olliclal newspaper of the; progress." the former vice-president I and then Into t h SRpIlrntcs wlnc nnd S-vs-t military government. Intl- told a meeting. Kansas felt the backlash of provicllng Some broadly today (hat the 24- RpncwlnK his criticism of the we Tategllche United Nations and world bill given "reluctantly" and with the hope the program can be ended in a year or 15 months. "Once the pence treaties arc ratified." he said, "Russia is com- mitted to withdraw her troops from last year and employment is high. Preceding articles In this series in- dicated the postwar boom is ex- pected to continue for at least an- I other three months, after which most economists expect some sort of a recession, or "readjustment." Boom Still On In general a nation-wide survey by The Associated Press shows bus- iness is booming. The public still needs automobiles, refrigerators, electrical ap'.iances and other dur- able goods. There was In circulation last week, up from the preceding week and above a year ago. It was only slightly below the all-time high of for the last period ending Dcccm- Christmas cr 2C." This is across the country in key centers: New deposits hit opponents contended the result will be "chaos and confusion" for both unions and industry. Here Is the picture on Cnpltol Hill: The House labor committee, with a ban on the closed shop and other union restrictions already approved turned to scction-by-scctlon voting on the rest of its bill. This includes prohibition of industry-wide bar- ;alning and still more- curbs on strikes. The Senate labor group, split wide apart on a slightly milder measure, assembled to start voting on its draft. Besides- agreeing to outlaw the closed shop, which requires workers to be union members to get a job, the House committee voted yes- terday to forbid any strike which U.S. Would Invite Latin Americas Reich Neighbors, Enemies Wanted at' Conference Table By John M. Hijrhtowcr United States proposed today that more than 50 lations participate in the German >cncc conference. The plan was presented before the deputies for Germany of the louncil of foreign ministers. How- the deputies of Britain, Rus- ia and Prance did not immediately .ccept it. While the foreign ministers await- d a response from Russian Foreign linistcr V. M. Molotov to a French, equest for the Soar under an auto- omous loc.il government, IT. S. Am- assndor Robert Murphy asked the deputies to approve the following as members ol tlie pence confer- ence: Include Latin Americas The "Big tile neighbors of Germany and all states at war with. Germany. The latter group would Include the Latin American countries. The German deputies reviewed numerous disagreements over plans for the peace conference, but nona was resolved. Meantime, Secretary of Stnto George C. Marshall cnllod on Russia, to coojjerate with the United States in restoring the independence of Korea ius soon a-s possible and warn- ed that. In Uic meantime. America, intends to go ahead with Independ- ence mea-surcs In her own zone. Marshall made public a letter to Molotov which outlined two steps in which he asked Russian coopcr- itlon in Korea. Korea Question These were: I. That the Soviet Union wid the United agree to re- convene their joint commission in Korea "on the basis of re- spect for the democratic right of freedom of opinion" with the purpose of evolving and solving measures for Korean independ- ence. Z. TJiat a elate Ixi fixed dur- ing the summer of 1047 for a re- view by the Washington and Moscow governments of the commission's work. Marshall then told Molotov: "In the meantime, the United tates, mindful of its obligations under the Moscow agreement, sees o alternative to taking, without urther delay, such steps in its zone is will advance the purposes of. that grocmcnt." Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov- locked tonight insistent attempts y France to get immediate approval y the council of foreign ministers f an economic merger of the Saw with France. Eastland Raps Wallace Speeches Washington Senator East- land told the Senate to- day that Henry A. Wallace Is "per- forming a great disservice to tho American people" by speeches abroad opposing President Truman's jreck-Turkey aid program. Wallace, Eastland declared, "Has attempted to induce the friends and allies of his country to desert her." Saying that Wallace was invited France by communist leaders. does not have the secret ballot added: proval of a majority of the cm- "No American citizen has the ploycs in a bargaining unit. Among other things, tho commit- Representative P. J. E. Peterson, days_ except for those left to pro- Truman, and others, provides communication lines In Aus- tics may hold on es- tablishment of municipal off-sale liquor stores only instead of choos- ing between a dry status or com- bination off and on-sale outlets. Representative Ed Chilgrcn, Lit- tlefork, was chief of the second roundup nf crlm- In Berlin Wi-tl- WILS airrlrrt nut because of :.'ir ihr.'r of U. S. OcMirnil Lucius ClayJ.r. automobile. Truman tloclrlni; In Middle I'lR.'it, Wallace nuld In hlc prepared text: "I do not bcliove that there will be war this month or next month, American offlclals declared, how- hut I do believe that ti continuation ever, that thr roundup WHS pro- by the Russians long before Ornfral Cliiy's cur W.-L.S stolen March f. The car recovered in Czecho- slovakia 32 days l.ilrr. Sprained Wrist Only Casualty in Quake of the present policy will set during the next fr.'W months a rigid frame- work which will maintain a state of perpetual spiritual warfare which will, after a time, produce depres- sion in the United States and, eventually, a worltl-wklo war." If war comes, Wallace said, all illations would bo given the "sulcldu Cal- ifornia's latest big one In a a lot of ter- [task of choosing sides. "You are asked by many of my countrymen to make that choice he continued. "To do so means the end of social reform and ritory, but when the results were n" A Pasadena woman was the loncithc thank God reported casualty. The shock not hfvvc makc her off her porch, spraining her Two distinct quakes, followed by temblors of a lesser, .settling nature, .'.hook some square miles yes- rerday morning, reaching as far as Las Vegas, Nev.. and Phoenix, Ariz. 3-jt damage was minor. Th: shock yesterday was rated as intense as the 1944 Long Beach quake, which struck In a populated and cost more than 100 lives irjcl property damage of ase was minor as the shock Your destiny Is to save the world from that choice by refusing to rnuke it yourselves." Man Who Fled S. D. Jail Captured in Washington Spokane, Wash. Virgil R. Tolllver, who fled last November from the South, Dakota peniten- tiary at Sioux Falls where he was serving a two-year term for ob- taining money under false pre- tenses, was captured Thursday at Inflicted on four Kansas towns but no casualties were reported. Tho states placed nil available facilities at the disposal or the stricken area and doctors and nurses were flown In from nearby cities and neighboring states. Hoillc.s nattered Bodies of some of the victims were badly battered, attesting to the ferocity of the storm. Clothing was ripped from many of the dead. Identification proceeded slowly be- cause of the disfigured bodies. Clyde Grim, 57, Woodward, who was Injured, gave this description of the storm: "It sounded like the roar of a freight train. We didn't even know it was coming. Tho wind blew us outside to the ground. My wife Is a Pentecostal. I remember the last I heard her saying was some Bible verses. She was praying. "There were cars everywhere. the Balkan countries within DO I all-time high in New Tork city in February at compared with in February, 1946. Factory workers' earnings at new high of weekly in Feb- ruary, up five cents over January "If the Russians get out, as they have promised to do, I think the threat that Greece and Turkey will fall under communist domination will end. In that case, I can see no further reason for one continuing unim Liuijys, un; thc current situation tce votcd te> bim unlon intimj. datlon and pressure against workers, set up a list of unfair labor prac- tices for employes, outlaw involun- tary check-off collection of union dues, and create a new labor-man- agement relations board to replace and well over the 1946 figures of u H t moral right to conspire with foreign peoples in order to undermine and to weaken the hand of his country. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and vicinity: Partly cloudy and colder tonight; low 35. the national labor relations board. Saturday generally fair; warmer In The bill is slated to some before (the afternoon; high 50. lor January and for them assistance." administration ness conditions in nncl wholesalers. In (.lie senate, makers i expressed thu hope that thu aid officials havc'llolcilnK Icvcl Janunry 1 preliminary ap- proval was ijiven the bill setting up a system of. county assessors, aimed at provicllng more uniform valuation of real and personal property. program can brj completud In 15 months. The current; appropriation asked by President Truman covers only the period to July 1, 1948, but Mr. Truman has left open the ques- tion of how much longer assistance mny be needed. Associate Justice Murphy Loses Argument With Police Associate Jus- the right to arrest and deprive Slight production drop nw Inven- lorlus catch up. Retail sales steady In volume but demiuul off for lux- ury and semi-luxury goods. Freight traffic somewhat heavier. Employ- ment improved. Illinois labor market tight. Minneapolis Situation and In- dustrlal conditions leveling off but holding up in dollar volume. Em- ployment still high, continued tight labor market in prospect. Farm Income holding high. Award of building contracts holding up, run-. sentatlve Fred A. Hartley chairman of the labor committee, said lie expects it to be approved "without any substantial nmend- Some were blown straight up onjin a car halted by tice Frank Murphy of the Supreme court argued the point ably but like so many other people too, he lost the decision to the traffic policc- mn. Justice Murphy was a passenger end, against things. People were Private R. V. Tay- runnlng around. Everybody was ex-. lor of the metro- ccr.T.er was placed by California Wash, whore he was cm- of Technology ployed ir. Lucerne valluy in- Sheriff tne Mojave desert. as a cafe cook, Deputy Carl Fnwcett of Spokane 'county reported last night. t- cited and screaming. It was awful. I could hear a hissing and popping sound, like escaping steam. Elec- tric wires were all over the ground. Grlm's wife was listed as ,dead. In Glazier, Texas, a community of 200, only one building was left politan traffic po- lice who said the driver made a turn from the wrong lane at 14th and Pennsylvania. Taylor directed someone of his liberty for a mis- demeanor. Taylor said he had the right as long as the misdemeanor was com- mitted In his presence. Bystanders said the discussion company him to headquarters to be Ulnjf Vlll- ._ standing and volunteers guarded driver to ac- Murphy wreckage against possible looting. Hlggins, Texas, with a population of 750, was leveled except for three buildings, all brick. booked. Justice Murphy dissented, maintained the patrolman lacked' dicial silence. I lasted ten minutes, with consider- able arm-waving. They said at one point Justice Murphy asked "Do you know who I and that Taylor replied "I think I do." Taylor won because all three went to headquarters where the driver posted collateral and elected to forfeit it. Justice Murphy appealed also to Taylor's superior, Corpora- also to Taylor's superior, Corporal A. B. Nicholson, buc lost there, too. Afterwards, Appellant Murphy told a reporter the discussion "was noth- ing but a friendly talk about what's coast pro- duction running well ahead of 1046 but physical volume of retail trade even year. with or Coast slightly below transportation lost ad- visory board estimates that second quarter carloadings will be eight per cent above 1946. Federal reserve Minnesota: Cloudy and slightly colder tonight. Saturday mostly cloudy with somewhat higher after- noon temperatures. Diminishing wlndfi tonight. Wisconsin: Cloudy nnrt colder to- night, with light .snow near Lake Superior, rmllng eiirly tonight. Sat- urday mostly cloudy mid cool. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 32 m today: Maximum, 51; minimum, 36; noon, 40; preciptntion, .02 of an inch; sun scUs tonight nl, sun rises to- morrow nt reports show business and real Roth, Franklin Pampcrin. tate loans climbing, -with former' Joseph Houska and Harry Newburg. La Crosse Group Inspects Mayov Civic Auditorium La City officials and Chamber of Commerce rcprcscnta- ivor, spent Thursday In Rochester, looking over the civic auditorium for tips on building the future civic center In La Crosse. The Chamber of Commerce dele- gation include Trygvie Nustad, Au- gust Grams, Jr., Norman J. Long- fellow, John Sullivan, Raymond E. Plamadore, R. L. Bangsbcrg, E. P. Hartl, George If all, Jake Hoeschler and Everett Woehrmann. Representatives from the city ad-1 ministration included Aldermen.Red Wing 14 I Rends 12 Winona (C.P.) Max. Chicago......71 Los Angclc.s Miami........79 Mpls.-St. Paul New Orleans 82 New York___56 Phoenix......41 Seattle.......58 Min. Tct. 57 .32 an 74 .01 35 .31 75 46 48 37 IlIVKIt BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Singe Today Change 8.7 land ahead. than latter nearly above 1946 the practice here." Hej Private Taylor maintained a ju- No Need for Jail, So Village Auctions It Mansfield, vil- lage board has decided that the 700 inhabitants have no need for a jail, so they sold it at auction for There had not been a prisoner here in 15 and the village has had no night watchman for 25 years. John Barth, city engineer, also ac- companied the group. 5 .7 -r -5 Plot Rumored Against Venezuela Government Caracas, Venezuela of a plot against the regime of President Romulo Bctancourt swept rise up to the middle of next week. the capital today as the stages will average nearly 8.8 La Crosse 32 9.5 Tributary Streams Black at Neillsville___8.6 UIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnbcrg) The Mississippi will continue ris- ing from St. Paul to dam No. 10 but with a gradually lesser rate of government sought to obtain from the assembly extraordi- nary powers to stamp out "every danger menacing public tranquility and social stability." foot above present levels. one Smaller tributaries will recede but the lower Wisconsin and lower Chippewa will maintain a high rate of How the next 48 hours.