Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 10, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
THUNDERSHOWERS TONIGHT FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 148 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 10, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES 15 Kill as urns Republican-Herald photo Foland Wasn't Like This! Two recent arrivals from Europe learn an American way to beat the heat as they go wading in the cooling Whitewater. They are Henryk, 3, and Kovumier, 2, sons of Mr. and Mrs, Anthony Morvik, Polish DP's who now reside at Min- nesota City. Mr. Morvik is an employe of the Oaks and he and his family attended an Oaks personnel picnic at Whitewater State park Monday. Tremors, Looting Add to Quake Feai By Ben Meyer Quito Ecuador New earth tremors and pillaging by unruly Indians spread fear and panic today among the thousands of survivors left homeless by Ecuador's destructive earthquake. Official government estimates of the death toll in Fridays quake rose to 6 000 But the truth is no one knows for sure how many perished in the great piles of rubble that litter some 50 demolished towns in the populous Andes mountain region south of here. Woods Claims Vaughan Urged Track Permit Senate Group Probes Building Contract Scandal Washington Housing Ex- pediter Tighe E. Woods said today he recalls that Major General Har- 'ry H. Vaughan asked him to "hur- iry" along a construction permit for the Tanforan race track. Woods told a Senate investiga- tions subcommittee that Vaughan, President Truman's military aide, i came to his office January 12, 1948, I to make the plea. He said Vaughan was accompanied by Eugene Mori of Camden, N. J., listed as Tan- foran's president. Woods previously had told thej subcommittee only of being called to the White House January 9 last year by Vaughan to discuss the Tanforan matter. He quoted Vaughan as telling him at the White House meeting that "some of my friends" were interested in the case. Woods said that at the meeting three days later he believed that Vaughan asked him to "please hur- ry" along the permit because there was "something" before the Cali- fornia race track commission which would make Tanforan lose its franchise if the construction work could not proceed. Woods sent letters to the Justice department the next day urging modification of a court order Is- sued against the former owners of 'the track to stop construction. Meanwhile, the White House: again said that Vaughan has Mr. Truman's permission to-testify ini Animals Saved As Barn Burns At Independence Whitehall, 90- barn burned to the ground on A Bloomington, Ind., fireman squirts water pumped from a creek on the smouldering wreckage of a bus in which 15 were killed Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Nation Honors Hoover On His 75th Birthday Stanford University, Calif. Herbert Clark Hoover is 75 years old today, and tributes for the country's only living ex-President poured center" inquiry if the senators want him to do so. Presidential Secretary Charles Ross said he had "no comment" concerning testimony linking Vaughan's name with the Tanforan irace track matter: When a reporter recalled fects of the The Alsops Salute To Senator McKellar By Joseph Alsop that the ECA has lurched past the hazards of the Senate, it is timely to take a look at the strange, process by which this result was achieved. The reader should be warned that this is an alarming experience. For if the greatest measures of Ameri- can policy are always to be hand- led as the ECA was handled, our government must eventually col- lapse under the weight of its own idiocy. A good place to begin this mel ancholy inquiry is with the exper ience of Paul Hoffman, the brilli- ant administrator of the European recovery program. Hoffman draws his grossly inadequate government salary for directing the vast effort to put Europe on its feet. But for the last six months, he has had tc forget about Europe, and spend his whole time playing lobbyist. On a rough estimate, he _.. spent all but about two hours of every working day since the be- ginning of the congressional session in the committee, rooms and ate- rooms of the Senate and House. So have most of the other men, like William Foster and Tyler Wood, who are supposed to- make] the ECA program work. Nor isj this particularly surprising, since Hoffman and his subordinates have had to justify their program, item by item, to no less than four suc- cessive committees the Senate foreign relations committee, the House foreign affairs committee, the House appropriations commi tee and the Senate appropriations committee. t dntpri' riurinr IT IS SHOCKING ENOUGH that slated during the highest executives of the mostp important government _on earth'M that the President told a recent news conference that Vaughin has his, permission to testify, Ross said thatjbarn roof, "still applies." Committee Chairman Hoey (D.- N.C.) said his group is especially interested in getting all the details in from an over the world. in Ambato u- to the terror of construction some homeless. Groups of workers to dig their way through the blocked highway to Pelileo, 100 miles south of Quito, were reported buried un- der a landslide loosed by the new tremors. Shoot-to-kill orders were issued to troops guarding Pelileo against looting by the wild tribe of Sala- saca Indians. Defense Minister Manuel Diaz Granados said one band of Salasacas had been driven off when caught ransacking the ruins. The Salasacas have been fiercest warriors in the Andes gion for 400 years. Driven out of Bolivia by the Incas centuries they have harassed Ecuadoran set-i tlements even in modern times. Continuing landslides and sul-j phurous fumes oozing from jaggedj __________ after approval had been denied repeatedly. The committee is checking on attempting whether improper influence has pendence Tuesday night. The Inde- pendence volunteer fire department fought to keep the blaze from spreading to the other closely- clustered buildings on the farm. was discovered by Scze- panski's brother Leo who stopped at the farm for a visit about 8 p. m. He saw flames coming through thej 'barn roof. The fire department! was called. The men raced to the! barn to get out 15 head of young] stock. The barn roof collapsed just as the last animal was led from the, barn. Sczepanski is1 a purebred) rom aii ovci tiic VVUAIU. Late today Stanford university will honor its most illustrious grad- uate in the Frost amphitheater. A crowd of to was expected rrn, _ VlQ VPfl Fire Damages Basement of Altura House Allura, Minn. (Special) basement fire at the Henry Nelson home here this morning was 12 Others Hurt In Indiana Bridge Wreck Greyhound Bus Hits Abutment at Night On Winding Road By Dale Burgess Bloomington, Ind. Fifteen charred bodies were recovered to- day from the wreckage of a Grey- hound'bus which burned after hit- ting a bridge abutment near here. None has yet been identified. Coroner Robert W. Lyons of Mon- roe county said fifteen would be the death toll. Twelve other persons were in- jured in the crash and are in a Bloomington hospital. The bodies removed from the bus were placed in six ambulances and a hearse and, accompanied by a police escort, were brought to the Indiana national guard armory here to await identification. Driver Wayne Cramer of Indian- apolis, one of the survivors, said a front tire may have blown out, causing him to lose control of the bus. After striking the abutment it skidded 150 feet down winding (highway 37 and came to rest on tits left side, blocking the emergen-_ jcy door. Flames enveloped the vehicle al- 'most immediately. The driver said he and "two or three" passengers got out the front door. The other survivors escaped through a rear window which a passenger kicked out. A Greyhound spokesman In In- dianapolis, who, declined to permit use of his name, confirmed that A! there were 37 passengers on the figured in the administration of federal regulations and in the awarding of government contracts. In that connection the group is look- the activities of "five per Jimmy Stewart Has Simple Rim Wedding oarn. is a, Hollywood Stewart, I Jersey breeder and a buyer for gained film fame Tri-state Breeder's Co-op. Milking average guy, had an average j had to be done by hand on the for the this morning because the milking anc; the star-studded audi- tTToi-n in f'.ViP hlny.P !____ beginning at 5 p. m. PST. His topic 'Think of the Next Genera- will be tion." program will be brougnt control before Even Mr. Hoover, who once said "I have had every honor to which any man could probably Cames craCKea bv the stir created kitchen and charred the walls. was surprised by the stir created crow( machines were lost in the blaze. !ence Sczepanski said that the barnj was full of hay and gram, but estimate has been made on the which is covered by insurance. A _. ft-nftftA Jvi i IOF 3. The actor married Gloria Hatrick and the __his hopes ng untainted mnon acves _ who charge a fee fire is.beheved to have started in, Hollywood touch. for help in getting government con- he hay.oft as he result of spon- tracts for others. Itaneous combustion. Showers Bring Temporary Relief The of rain which fell in the Winona area Tuesday after- little to make the oppressive heat any more bear- Weatherman A. D. Sanial at La rain fell cut the temper- definite stand. tonight to be around 72 and Thurs-jany relief, day's high to be more than 90. The narrow band of cool air ly S We nnJi u w. j.iat Although today's temperatures I which was moving across the north- under of the ern plains states -yesterday has Minnesota. the three-day ses- should have to do jobs of his sort in quadruplicate. One explanation of any program ought to be enough. But it is downright intolerable that honorable and hard-working offi- (Continued on Page 9, Column 4.) ALSOPS H Teachers Confer St. Cloud, Minn. tfp) More than 700 school, superintendents, teachers and students attended a conference today at the St. Cloud1 Teachers college. Subject of the ium, is on the program tomorrow night, and the main pamde of the session 'comes Saturday afternoon. Governor Youngdahi and Perry Brown, Beaumont, Texas, national Legion commander, will be speak- ers at opening of the business ses- sions tomorrow. Election of new officers will come Saturday. Bands organized or sponsored by various Legion posts will hold their annual contest Friday afternoon in Rice park and drum- and bugle corps from throughout the state will vie for awards that night. Officials predicted the convention WA conference was tementary school would be one of the largest education. poztwar days. of few days the higher humidity .offset any relief which might have jbeen expected from the drop. The mercury went to 93 yes- terday afternoon before a shower brought temporary relief. During the night, when more rain fell, the reading reached a low of 72. This morning the temperature again started to mount and from a read- ing of 75 at a.m. climbed to 90 at noon. Last night's rainfall measured .05 of an inch. Wisconsin today was a mite cool- er but still hot. But temperatures at least are headed in the right direction. Mon- day, for example, the day's high was a blistering 99 at Prairie du Chien. Yesterday the top mark was 95 at Prairie du Chien, La Crosse and Watertown. And today, he' added, tempera- tures shouldn't go above 92, while in the Lake Superior region things will cool off to 80. More scattered thundershowers will touch the north and central regions today. Rain in that area late yesterday measured .41 of an inch at Park Falls and .32 at Land O'Lakes. Glancing farther ahead. White saw cloudy skies for tonight and widely scattered showers for tomor- row. Land O'Lakes reported last night's low temperature of 65 de- grees. The searing heat wave appears to have settled down over the east- ern half of the nation for an in- stalled over northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Michigan peninsula. From the Great Plains to the eastern seaboard, the mercury was soaring again into the high 90's. His forecast for area w cloudy tonight- and Thursday. ,-eucl-al i thP likely in afternoonbothing shaping up anywhere on helping out in the Utle airiiit vening He expected the lowlthe weather map which promises which is dropping food and medical anQ evemug. supplies to isolated towns. Legionnaires Move on St. Pau For State Meet St. Paul vanguard of American Legionnaires registered here today for tomorrow's start of their annual Minnesota depart- ment convention, sparked tonight by a parade of the 40 and 8 fun organization. The march will be a torchlight affair, one of a series of parades The couple took their vows in the Brentwood Presbyterian church be- fore 50 friends of the film colony while an orderly crowd of 500 wait- ed outside. Like the average bridegroom, Stewart, 41, was nervous. He fid- geted as he watched his socialite bride walk down the aisle in a cocktail dress of grey satin, carry- ing white orchids and a prayer- book. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morgan-, George Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. David Niven, Mr. and Mrs. John Swope (Dorothy Ann Sothern, Gary Coop- son, Mrs. Jack Benny, Restaura- teurs Mike Romanoff and Dave Chsen. Among the early arrivals were ous when it left Indianapolis for Bloomington. Glen Van Horn, Bloomington, said one of the survivors told him he "walked through five feet of flames" to get off the bus. 'The survivor. Wells Richardson, 18, _of Eyiyjsvflle, Ind., told Van Horn he'-was dozing when the "Bus the bridge abutment. The bus was still smoldering iccnen aim LUC u.wi.- hours after the wreck. The cen- Mrs. Nelson, alone in the house section was burned down to a discovered the fire about 8 a. of twisted metal in Which when she opened the basement charred bodies could be seen, door of the five-room bungalow. Summoned by Mrs. Nelson, the local fire department had the blaze Considerable smoke and water damage resulted from the fire, be- lieved to have been started by. de- fective wiring. The heat of the flames cracked windows in the A Bloomington fire truck laid a line to Muddy Fork creek, near the ____ scene, and pumped water into the time, smoldering bus. State police Waited Herbert Clark Hoover by his birthday anniversary and by the congratulatory letters by the thousands. Hoover Days Proclaimed Two states, Arkansas and Mary- er, Spencer Tracy, Mrs. Van John-Hand, proclaimed today "Hoover day." Governor Earl Warren of California issued a proclamation in which he 'Few men any- where have lived more useful lives, Jimmy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Al-jana none with greater devotion, exander Stewart of Indiana, Pa., who drew polite applause from the crowd. Attending the 31-year-old bride was her sister, Mrs. Gregg Draddy, who wore a cocktail dress of steel blue taffeta. Her husband gave the bride away. Actor Jimmy -Stewart and his bride, the former Gloria McLean, pose with the best man and matron of honor after their wedding last night-.in Hollywood. Billy Grady, M.G.M. casting director, is at left. The matron of honor, at right, is the bride's sister, Mrs. Gregg Draddy. It was Stewart's first marriage, the bride's Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) both at home and throughout the world." The governors of New Mexico and Vermont extended greetings to Mr. Hoover in, proclamation, and personal congratulations were sent by the governors of Idaho, Ala- bama, Virginia, South Dakota, Kan- sas, New York and Washington. Mr. Hoover, born in Iowa and a member of graduating classs of. Leland Stanford univer- sity, was the 30th president of the United 1929 to 1933. At 75 he is, as always, a hard worker, usually putting in a 16- hour day. His chief concern for many years has been for national and international affairs. Even when on fishing trips or at the annual encampment of the Bohemian club on the Russian ri- ver, he usually works at least part of the day. At his New York hotel residence, he keeps four sec- retaries busy. B WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Thun- dershowers likely in afternoon and evening. Continued rather warm and humid. Low tonight 72, high Thursday 90. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 93; minimum, 72; noon, 90; precipitation, .05; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 15. under control in s short Neighbors started removing of the furnitute, but abandoned such plans wheiv it became appar- ent the fire was not spreading. Mr Nelson, a rural mall carrier cere, had already left for work at the time of the fire. The Nelson home is in the south part of Al- tura. No estimate of the loss was avail- 'able, but it is reported to be cov- ered by insurance. Golling Adds Two on State Bribe List St. Paul more men were added today to the list Rich- ard Golling, state public examiner, has accused of taking bribes while serving as county commissioners. They are Arvid Felt, who resign- ed July 20, 1948 from the Kanabec county board, and H. L. Holmes, Braham, who has submitted his resignation from the same office, year at tne onage over effective August 11. Felt is current- yorjc. it is on a stretch of winding, ITT OC Q fQTTlPTlt'.Pr fl.t. l_J1t_. _AM until daylight to start removing lodies. It was feared identification and _ven an accurate count of the jodies would be a slow process. Some of them, officers said, would lave to be cut out of the wreckage vith, torches, Negro Breaks Window Van Horn said Edgar Davis of Indianapolis, a Negro, was cred- ted by other survivors with kicking ut a rear window, through which most of tire survivors escaped. Da- iris suffered a back injury and was rought to the Bloomington hospi- tal. Billy Ellerbrook of Evansvtlle, another survivor, said he was rid- ing right behind the driver when the accident occurred. He said his impression was that the bus hit a jump in. the road and went out of Control. "I'm afraid my mother and fath- er are still in the Eller- irook said. Survivors set the time of the ac- cident at a.m. Bloomington, seat of Indiana uni- .'ersity, is about 60 miles southwest of Indianapolis. The spot where the bus crashed and burned is a common one for accidents. There have been three crashes this year at the bridge over Muddy ly employed as a carpenter at Ro- chester, Minn. Golling said Tom E. Deebach of Minneapolis, salesman for William H. Ziegler Company, Incorporated implicated Felt and Holmes, to- gether with Peter A. Lindstrom of Mora, in payments made In con- nection with a motor grader pur- chase by Kanabec county in 1944 Lindstrom resigned as a county commissioner July 18 and the next day pleaded 'guilty' to a bribery charge and was fined No charges have been filed against either Felt or Homes. Golling declared that Holmes ad- mitted getting from Deebach His report said that Felt could not remember the deal. Greeks to Get 49 U. S. Navy Dive Bombers Athens Forty-nine XT. S. Navy dive bombers will be turned over to the Greek air force in a few days, Lieuten- ant General James A. Van Fleet, chief of the U. S. military mis- sion, announced today. Two of the planes, known as Hell Divers, were delivered sev- eral weeks ago and U. S. Navy pilots have been secretly train- ing Greek fliers in their use at Larisa. lilly road. The other crashes Involved rucks. The bridge abutment which the bus struck today had. recently been wrecked by one of the trucks and the pieces had been propped back nto place with a board. Bus Strike May End Tonight Minneapolis E. W. Raus- tadt, union vice-president, said to- day he was certain the 105-day-old strike of .Northland Greyhound bus employes would be ended this eve- ning. About Northland drivers and employes voted Monday on a com- pany offer that included raises for drivers and nonoperating em- ployes. Counting of the ballots be- ;an at 1 p. m. Bandits Rob Club St. Cloud, men, armed with guns, held up the 52 club, on highway 52, near Sauk Center late last night and escaped with in cash. Roadblocks were set up within three minutes after the robbery. Sheriff Art Mclntee of Stearns county said, but the men apparently escaped by turning off on a small country road.