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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER FM IS COMING Be rare your new radio can 1C VOLUME 48. NO. 61 Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Auociated Press W1NONA. MINNESOTA. Member of the Audit Bureau of WEDNESDAY EVENING. APRIL 28. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES THE ALSOPS Arms Pact Urged for Democracies Iiy JoM-ph AI sop WMhlneton Tho numerous nnd M Ill-founded runiorn of such drnmnUr. events tin n. WunhtnKtoi meeting between Mcwrn. MnMhiill Hevtn nnd Iitdnutt arc froth on the mirfncn of n vitally Itiiportiitit tide The rruelnt singe him been reached In fiirt, In the effort to work out an riidurliiK iHillllciil and ntriitcnlc, re- hillon.ihip between Kuropo and thin hemisphere, An usual, tho facts urn eon.tldor- lew stirring limn tho rumors they generate, Two mnln efforts nro now going on. Thr first effort Is to find out what tho western Euro- penns enn do to help thomsolvo.i The second effort l.i to find out whnt CongreM will do to help th an fill nr> iir> in 6-1 67 2'1 27 rrcolp. M .17 l.IiO .35 .25 IJ'AII.V JllVIIll IIUM.KTIN Flood Stngo 24-hr. Stngo Todny Chnngo Red City 14 Ileudii onm 4, T.W IJiim 0. T.W Uuin 6A. T.W. Wlnona Hum U, Pool Uum (I, T.W Dnkotu Oum 7, Pool 13um 7, T.W Ul Crowe 12 13 12 H.O fi.l 7.0 S.4 0.7 0.3 Trllilitnry Chlppowa ut Uunind B.O nt Thellman llulfalo above Alma Trempeiilenu nt Dodge 1.2 lilnck at Nolllsvllln 5.'.! tllack at Gnlcsvlllo 3.0 Ln CroNfiu nt W. Snlum -I- .1 .1 .1 -1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 -1- ,5 Spring Grove Veteran Missing; Suicide Note Delivered Here "A HCTLL" flflPFOO'lP WITH SftfNUU ttv, t. on ACIOUP LOrtA'l 1VINONA..MINN. Itoot ut Houston (J.2 .1 KIVKIl rOHECAST (Kroni HitNtlnKA to Guttrnlierjt) During tho next 30 hours there will be lltllu change from St. Pnul to Pnilrlo da Chlen; a slight fnll nt dnm thut the Krniul deslRii-lhn pro- 10 nfter which slowly fulling ten deney will ttiko plnco throughout tho district ovor tho wuokcnd. Home to tho whereabouts of Lolnnd Beiidon, 24. pictured above, a World War II hero, is nought by police today, HB dis- appeared In Wlnona last, Thurn- cluy after lenvlng a suicide note in which he throatcned to "Jump into tho drink." Benson was iiwardod 14 battle stnrs in four ycnrs' active duty In the Navy, Mystery today still cloaks the dis- appearance- last Thursday of Lcland IJcn.ion, 24, Spring drove. Minn., Navy hero of World War II. Tho only clue to possible whereabouts is a terse undated sul- cldo note, scrawled In Ink on hotel stationery. Tho noto was delivered to friend here, Edmund Wnldern, 320 Bust Howard street, It rend: "Dear Ed: "I'm In thn drink to- night. I sup now there has been n lot of KU.YI looklnr for me, but It can't lin helped. "Ho Ed, "Le.e" Kmll Bcnnon, Spring Orovo, fa- ther of tlio war veteran, Tuosdny night enlisted the aid of Sheriff Ooorgc Port In instituting a. search for his missing son. 'I can't believe he committed sui- cide." tho fnther told tho Hherlff. To Distribute Circulars Fort said this morning that n wide itonrch would bo launched by Ills of- fice Immediately. Circulars will bo distributed to authorities through- out the nation. The Wlnoim police department Is cooperating In tlio hunt. Benson was last noon In Wlnona the afternoon of April 32, whnn ho handed the sulcldo noto to Walter W. Hnnnc, 215 Kansas street, a bus driver for tho city transit linen. Ho jisked Ilnnso to give tho noto to Wnlclorn, also employed by tho lines us a driver. Shortly before midnight Wnldera received a telephone call from tho missing veteran. "Well, I5d, did you receive thn lot- Benson asked. Wnldern replied, but before lin could question his friend, Ben- ion continued: "There, nothing I can do about it, I'm Just a block awny now." 'Goodbye, hn said, then hung up tho telephone. Waldera notified Wlnona police, who raced to the High bridge ncross tho but were unable to find any trace of him. It Is believed ho referred to tho High bridge when 10 said "I am Just n block away now." Left Job April 18 A check by tlie sheriff disclosed thnt the Spring Orovo man loft his lob on tho Irvln Schlcssor farm, :ivo miles north of Contervllle, Sunday, April HI, leaving n noto tcll- ng them goodbye and stating he planned to get married. Schlusscr Is a brother-in-law of Wnlctoni. Ho employed Benson us n farm hand last October, shortly nft- :r ho had been discharged from four yc.nrs active duly with the Navy. The Wisconsin farmer told ixu- LhorltlcH Hint the Navy 'ioii wa.-i awarded M bnttlo stnrw iliirlni: World Wur n cnp- :iblo worker, but "highly nervous." rho father of the missing man also suld his boy hnd been "very nervous" ilnco his rclcikso from tho service. Strange enough, Benson was not seen between tho time he loft his and the night ho made tho tole- jhono call to Wnldera, Sheriff Fort s attempting to learn of his whcrc- ibouUi tho Intervening four days. Cull to California Futlln Hope thnt the missing fnrm hand night hnvo gone to California rnth- cr than have taken Ills own life wns shattered last night after a tcle- fihone call to Alhnmbrn, the Homo of Miss Laura Leo Quinn, a girl with whom Benson has been corresponding with for several months, Tho California girl said that he liad mentioned nothing about com- ing to California In recent letters. She expressed complete surprise over Ills disappearance. A letter from Miss Quinn was re- ceived by Ihn father In Spring Clrove on April 20. The letter from Iho girl bore out her telephone conversa- tion relative to the veteran's nc- tions. The sheriff explained entirely possible that If that it Is the youth did Jump Into tho water It would bo several clays before the body came to operations would bo tho surface. Dragging he added. Waldera and Benson have been close friends for years. Tho Uvn mot when the former wns employed for four years on tho lather's place nt Spring drove. A NiUlon-Wlde Search for Lclnnd Benson, 24, Spring Grove, Minn was launched by local police and Shcrlft George Fort after the suicide note, above, was delivered to Edmund Wnldera, 3211 East Howard street, a friend of the missing man. Benson has been miss- Ing Hlnco last Thursday. ______________________ Navy Overcharged for Arabian Oil, Claim Delaney New St. Paul Mayor St. K. Delaney is the now mayor of 8t. Paul, named In tho biennial municipal election yesterday by a margin ol nearly two. to one, Delanoy received votes to Iho cast for Ous Bnrfuss, who Is tho present commissioner of pub- lic Hnfoty. Ho will succeed Mayor John J. McDonough who wns not a candidate for re-election because of ill health, Joseph A, Mitchell was re-elected city comptroller, polling votes ngiinlst tho received by Fred IT. Strong, former St. Paul ncws- pnpcrmnn. The llvo Incumbent William Parriuilo, K.. Pnturson, Fred Trunx, Soverln Mortcnson and John S. all re-clect- e.d, Milton Rosen, a former city commissioner, wns named to replace Barfuss, The election was on a nonpartl- san basis. Dclnncy, however, is n lending Democrat and had the en- dorsement of his predecessor who was also active in that party. Dc- lancy also was endorsed by labor, ns were four of the commissioners -Pnrrnnto, Flndlnn, Peterson n.nd Rosen. Governor Youngdahl today ap- pointed James C, Otis, Jr., ns St. Paul municipal judge to fill the uncxplrcd term of the late John W. Flnchoul, Otis was elected to the post In Tuesday's election. He will thus lake the post immediately instead of waiting until June 1 when other elected candidates tnku office. Farley Sees Vandenberg or Stasscn G.O.P. Choice James Parley, former Democratic national chair- man, today predicted that Harold E. Stasscn or Senator .Arthur H. Vandenberg would win the Republi- can presidential nomination, Farley, who managed the late President Roosevelt's first two elec- tion campaigns, said that while Stas- scn's strength has been evident in recent primaries, Including Pennsyl- vania's yesterday, Valldcnborg might win If the Republican convention Is deadlocked. Farley came to Pitts- burgh on a business trip. Bulleti ins Washington to permit criminal prosecution of Communist pnrty officials and to expose party members nnd fronts wns npprovcil unani- mously today liy the House Amcricnn ncllvltle.s committee. London Hrltiiln nlmtlcully renlllrmcil today her determination to withdraw ofll- clally from 1'alisstlnc by May Foreign Secretary Ernest Ilcvln ninclo the renfflrmntlon In n short blunt statement to the House of Commons. Washington An anti- poll tax bill wns ilispntched to the Senate today, laying groundwork for a possible south- ern filibuster. Wn. jdUnfton W) A Senate committee declared today that the Navy was overcharged least on Its wartime purchases of Arabian oil. Tlio committee put the blame on what it called the Arabian Ameri- can Oil Company's "avaricious de- sire for enormous profile" and a government "lack of responsibility." The company, known as Aramco, retorted that its price policies saved the Navy more than 000, It .-mid "the benefits to the na- tion's economy have only Just be- gun." The congressional charges were outlined in a windup report by the Senate war Investigating committee. The committee held lengthy hear- ings on the wartime oil deals be- tween tho Navy and Aramco, which operates the Saudi Arabian conces- sion. The report declared that the com- pany all the benefits" from more than worth of aid given to Saudi Ara- bia "and in return ignored their promises" to sell oil to the govern- ment nt a nominal profit. "The United States government was overcharged between and on sales made to the Navy by Aramco and its affiliates, between January 1, 19-12, and June 30, the committee said. During tho war, Aramco was own- ed by the Texas Company nnd Standard Oi! Company of Califor- nia. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and the Socony Vacuum Oil Company have since entered in- to a contract to buy 30 and ten per cent, respectively, of its stock. Army Breneman 'f i I II. Jerusalem, Says Abdullah Arab King Claims Jericho, 20 Miles From Holy City .Trruiuilcm KlnR Abdllllnll of Ti'nns-Jordan Mild todny scout troops of his Arnb Ic-Rlon have oc- cuplnd JciMcho, less tlian 20 milra northeast or Jcmsiilcm. A company of the Arnb legion wiis found by nn Associntcd Press reporter to be in control of Jericho. Tho officers find however, In- sisted they nro there to protect Uic British evacuation and know noth- ing of their king's claim they are there to fight t.hc Jews. Jewish sources in Haifa said Arab fcKlon Runners shelled a Jewish .tct- Ucmcnt ncnr Nahnrnim, on the Trans-Jordan frontier. Ten Jews were reported killed. Other reports to Haifa said the Jewish millUa JliiRanuh cnpUircd two police fortresses Uic Trans- Jordan frontier In the night. The Jews fouKht with Arabs, they said, after British forces abandoned the fortresses as part of the general British withdrawal Incident to cnd- liiK of mandate May 15. The fortresses arc at, the all-Arab town of Samakh and nt Jisr El Majamlo. Foreign Secretary Ernest Bcvin refused to tell tlie House of Com- mons today whether Britain will continue to finance, arm and offi- cer the Trans-Jordan Arnb Icfjlon after surrendering the Palestine mandate May 15. The Jewish underground, Irfiin Zvnl Leiiml, said it had cnptured the entire Manshich quai'ter of the all-Arab port of Jaffa adjoining Tel Aviv. The battle for Jaffa rose to new intensity. arid Hng- anah fighters, newly allied, fight side by side in four key suburbs of tho clt.y. Tho Jews won control of Haifa last week, A Palestine government spokes- man said British Royal Air Force plans struck today at Jewish posi- tions in the Bath Yam resort sec- tion adjoining Arab Jaffa on the south. Tokyo Marchers Protest Handling Of Korean Riots thoxisnnd Kor- eans and Japanese union members today peacefully demonstrated here against the handling of the Korean riots at Kobe and Osaka over the weekend. The crowd was composed largely ol members of five Japanese labor unions controlled by communists. Several carried hundred banners Korean marchers charging Illegal suppression of their rights. Other banners read: "We demand the Immediate with- drawal of American nnd Russian troops from Korea." "We ask withdrawal of the United Nations committee from Korea." The Kobe and Osaka rioters pro- tested Japanese restrictions placed on Korean schools. Wage Law Exemption Asked by Grain Operators Washlnston Spokesmen for grain elevator operators today urged that they be allowed to con- ABC Hcadliner, Dead at 47 Tom Bremcmnn Breneman, turned odd lints, orchids and kisses for old ladles into a top- flight ABC radio program, dropped dead of a. heart attack today. He wax 47-years old. He lind just finished breakfast, nnd was preparing to leave for the studio for his early morning broad- cast, said his wife, former stage actress Blllle Dunn. She Mild shr heard a thud, nnd found him on the floor of his bedroom. Breneman only to the nir after a month's vacation nt Palm Springs, ordered by his doctor because of a slight heart con- dition. More than 600 persons, gathered for his broadcast in a. new restau- rant on street which hn open- ed only a few montlix ago, were shocked at the news of his passing. Breneman. prematurely gray, was n. particular favorite of elderly ladies, who mode "Breakfast in Hollywood" a favorite stopping plnce whenever they conic to Holly- wood. The program was sold out for weeks In advance. One of the features of his broad- cast was presentation of on or- chid to tbe oldest feminine mem- ber of the audience. He had a chatty, home-town approach which in nino years hnd built tho program to top-rating nmong audience par- ticipation shows. In addition to his widow, Brcne. man Is survived by n daughter, Gloria, 19, and a son, Tom, Jr., 14 Truman Orders Upstate Flood Aid By tho Amerciated Prcwi Communities along the rampag- ing upper Mississippi river today became eligible for emergency fed- eral nld by order of President Tru- nan. ,Tho outskirts of Aitkin, including the county fairgrounds nnd race track, were under wntor as a troop of 30 National Guardsmen equipped with amphibious vehicles coursed the river to aid in evacuating Isolated farm families and, where possible, their livestock, Jarle Lcirfallom, head of a dis- aster committee of state officials, said the crest of the floodwjvtcrs would probably be reached late today or Thursday. He estimated an added 120 families might have to be removed Irom their homes in addition to the 80 already taken to places of safety. Observers said the river had al- ready passed the 17-foot stage which tinuc exempted from the wage-hour brought the last record Hood to the law. area In 1888. Last-Ditch Mediation Try Tomorrow Railroad Workers Affected; White House Mum Chicago A nntlon-wlds vnilrond strike wns set todny for Mny U, a union sjxikesmitti an- nounced, nnd the National (rail- way) Mediation board began a lajt- dltch effort to avert it. The ntrlko date of 0 n, m. May 11 for locomotive cnglnwrs. firemen nnd onglnemen nnd switch- men wns mndc public In Cleveland by ft spokesman for the Brother- hood of Locomotive Firemen and Englncmen. The Mediation board culled meeting for tomorrow In Chicago. Both management and labor wcro asked to attend, "Tills Is the last thing we cim do as a Frank Douglass. Ixiard chairman, wild. Delnlls The May 11 date wns given out whilo union representatives were meeting Jn Chicago to draft details of the wnlkout. After keeping news- men waiting nenrly an hour. Rpokesmnn for the union committee said tho group would make no istntc- mcnt "at tills He declined to answer nny questions. The spokesman gave no reason for the delay. There is, however, a strong rivalry between the threa unions, although they nre nctlng In concert In pit-sent wngc dispute. In a previous dispute, confllctlnti dates lor the start of a, strike were announced by the unions Involved becnuse one brotherhood stnff fttive out a dnto Individually Instead of, waiting for a joint announcement. Ill unying there would be no state- ment "nt thin the Chicago, spokesman saJd he was spooking for J. P, Shield, first assistant grand chief of the Brotherhood of Loco- motive Engineers; C. H, Keenan. vice-president or the Brotherhood or Locomotive Firemen and Erujlnc- men, nnd C. E. McDanlels, vice- president of the Switchmen's Union of North Amerlcn, Strike Into Effect Tlie Clcvelnlid announcement said the statement to be Issued here would contnin details of how strike would be put Into effect. The Rtrlko would paralyze country's transportation system by pulling locomotive engineers, fire- men and e.ngliicmcn nnd switchmen off the Jobs. Two years ngo a strike cut off mil service for two days until President Trumnn Intervened. Railroad workers arc excluded from coverage by the Tart- Hartley law. Hcnco the government cannot nsk for nil anti-strike injunction as It did recently ngnuist John Lewis' miners. There wn-s no immediate word from tlie White House whether Mr. Trumnn might step into the dispute ns he did In Mny, 1046. llopcx Fade Hopes of avortlng the strike faded, last night. Union and mil officials, who have been meeting for the last two in efforts to settle their six-montlis-old wage dispute, broke up their meeting shortly before mld- Ycstcrdny was the end of a 30- day cooling off period following report by a presidential fact-finding board. The unions had rejected the board's recommendation of ft wage increase of 15'.i cents an hour. The carriers accepted the report. Well, stamp me hard I'm card. This past week 000 librarians of Los Angeles got together for their annual meeting and It was quite an occasion. Nobody showed up late. There was a fine of twc cents for ever day anyone wn overdue. Of course, they! didn't use chalrsl at the meeting.' They all sat shelves and ar- ranged them- selves under cardsj marked "A to D to etc. It must havcf been quite inter- esting to watch Judging by all the libraries I've been in. they could do everything but talk. And they really wanted to make It a. ijrnnd affair. I heard they even tried to get Crosby to come over ind net as guest book mark. One librarian hadn't read any of the latest novels but she discussed. Uiom quite freely. She's been see- ing all the movies. I don't know how true it is but I heard that the head librarian was re-elected to office for another two weeks. But this lin.e she's not re- newable. I wish I'd been able to attend meeting I have a soft spot In my heart for libraries. In fact, when I wns n kid I used to .spend ill day In the library. It was tlie one plncc the truant officer never look- ed. Bob Hope ;