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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER r.nirr.illr nntl iird li rlduely with ny nnd Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press 123 DAYS Swtmrolnr Pool EnibUaf JLtt Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47, NO. 148 WINONA. MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST I I, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES IJ1II Oiltmi Oirrowi lit greeted nt Municipal airport In Chicago by hl.s .son, Itontiip (In (he firms of Odom's nnd daughter, Kix-helle. riKht. when he lunrled after setting a now round-the-world solo flight record df 73 hours nnd five minutes. At left (no hat) is Mayor Martin Kennelly of Chicago. (A.P. Photo.) Odom Plans New World Flight After 73-Hour Record Breaker p HICAGO Pilot Bill Odom said today that he would V> try it again after setting a new record for the fastest trip around the world. The 27-year-old veteran flyer broke all previous globe-circling records as he buzzed the Douglas airport control tower yesterday Just 73 hours, live minutes and 11 seconds after leaving Chicago Thursday on his solo trip, "The good Lord was taking care of me for a while last (Sat- urday) Odom said, explaining he had dozed off from fatigue over the mountains of western Canada and awoke to find himself flashing toward a foot mountain peak. Despite failure of an automatic pilot, lack of gas near the end of the trip, and extreme weariness, Odom, with his converted army A-26 bomber, the Reynolds Bomb- shell, broke all existing records. These Included the former solo rec- ord set In 1933 by the late Wllfly Post, of 186 hours and 49 min- utes, and the previous flight of the Bombshell with Odom, Milton Rey- nolds, Chicago pen manufacturer, and Flight Engineer T. Carroll Sal- 'cc, which made the trip In 78 hours, 155 minutes last April, Odom's average speed Over Winona William Odom went over Wi- nnnn. about p. m. Sunday. He was flying between and feet. Winona is on the airways route between the Twin Cities and Chicago, lie also flew over La Crossc but did not contact tile CAA station at Onalaska. _____ stops at Gander, Newfound- manager, said the youthful Pllrls. Karachi and man would enter th'e Bcndlx alrl Calcutta, India: Tokyo, Anchor- races at Cleveland August 30 and Is planning another global flight in late October with scientists and newsmen aboard. For the races he will fly a plane that Lamb says still is a secret, but added that "it will do consider- ably better than 500 miles an hour." The new 'round the world trip will be the hard the poles said, and will probably start and end in Chicago or Wash- ington, and be routed over Green- land, the North pole, Alaska, To- for New Zealand, South, pole, and night, including nine hours and 501 South America. Lamb added that minutes on the ground, was ap- proximately 2G9 miles an hour; but during the 63 hours and 15 minutes of flying time he averaged 310.59 miles per hour. Franklin Lamb, Odom's flight Alaska; Fargo, N. D., and back to Chicago at p. m. (E.S.T.) Sunday. Three minutes later Odom landed at the Chicago municipal airport, 22 miles south of his start- ing point. He climbed out of his plane clean- as if he had short pleasure jaunt, not a grueling night of over three nearly sleepless days. He was greeted by his wife who cried "Bill! You look his two children, Bonnie, three, and Rochelle, six, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Odom of Kansas City, along with Mayor Martin H. a converted army B-32 will be used Kennelly of Chicago, and thousands on the flight, to be sponsored by Milton Reynolds, who backed the record-breaking Odom flights. The record trip just ended started at p. m. (E.S.T.) Thursday of cheering spectators. It was between Anchorage and Fargo that Odom said he "collapsed with fatigue." He said he awaken- ed an hour and 40 minutes later to find his plane had reversed its course nnd dropped from to feet. "I looked up and I headed straight for a huge cloud. No. I thought, that's not a cloud. I turn- ed to go around It, and then saw it was a huge treacherous ledge of Ice. It looked like a glacier. It was the top of a mountain, feet above the gound, the second high- est on the continent. It made me sick at my stomach." The young pilot said he didn't remember the name of the peak. Mount Logan In northwestern j Canada near the Alaskan line. Is feet high. Mount McKin- ley in Alaska is feet high. Although Odom did not explain how the plane remained In flight while he was asleep without the use of the automatic pilot, he did say that he apparently "just milled around" during the time. Chicago municipal airport officials said that if a plane is in the proper trim it will fly itself for some time in many cases, and cited instances of planes during the war flying for long periods after the airmen had pnrnchulcd out. Experiencing strong winds icing conditions over Canada, Odom (Continued on ruffe 11, Column 4) ODOM Pilot Odom gets a well-earned he landed at Municipal airport to cagoans. (A.P. Photo.) kiss from his wife, Dorothy, after be greeted by thousands of Chi- Hughes Inquiry Recessed Until November 17 Break in New Heat Wave Forecast Little Rain In Prospect For Corn State Has Two Heat Deaths, Two Drownings By The Associated Press Little rain was In prospect for the nation's thirsty corn or to quench forest fires today ns the Midwest experienced ft heat wave for the second Monday In a row with forecasts predicting some re- lief Tuesday. In the corn belt no rain was ini Immediate sight except for scattered showers in western nntl central Ne- braska In the next tiny or two. the U. S. Wenther bureau said. Some .scattered showers fell Sunday In the Dakota.', and southwest, and some licht rain was expected today In the Pacific northwest, New Mexico and ArLrXKia. Although forest fires still raged] in Idaho and California they were" under control with little prospects, o.' showers to them. Louisiana! fighters also could expect no! hrlp from rain, the South re- mained hot and virtually rainless.'. Jon-costers i A cooling air mass from the1 Northwest moved very slowly across! trie Dnkotas and Into Minnesota to-. Keep America Strong, Plea Of Stassen to Leg lonnaires By Don Brannon Faribault, Harold E. Stassen. Republican presidential aspirant today told the Minnesota American Legion that the way to avoid a third world, war was to keep America strong in arms and a determination to remain free. Stassen, wearing a Legionnaire cap insignia of the South St. Paul Recjfe> Brazil. Eva Peron En Route Home After Tour Lisbon Senora Eva Duarte Peron-was.'en route to Dakar from Lisbon by plane today after wind- ing up her European tour. At Da- kar, the Argentine president's wife will board a ship for the trip to IS. Miller Pensions for Spanish War Vets Boosted Washington The Veterans j administration said today 'Civil and Spanish-American war I veterans and dependents will get a Winona and vielnity.' pension boost, starting fair and continued warm L u ,_ low 74. Tuesday becoming cloudy lvllh thplr September checks. The agency estimated the In- creases will cost the government! for the first year but the additional expense will de- (Continued on Pace Column 1) IIKAT WAVK Weather FKIJKUAI. VOKCASTS local showers by late after- noon. Cooler; hlnh RU. Minnesota: Cloudy north and partly cloudy south this afternoon, ar.d Tuesday. post, made an Impromptu speech to the 29th state convention after his presence among the delegates be- came known and Department Com- mander E. B. Miller Invited him to the rostrum. The news of the last two years has not been Stassen said, "but I believe wo can have a sober op- timism regarding the future if we I do these three things: "1. Keep our people free and loyal. "2. Keep our interests -world wide and humanitarian. "3. Keep our powder dry." Miller told the Legionnaires in an address today that there was no place in the American Legion for petty quibbling between World War and II veterans and called upon Minnesota Legionnaires to lose no time in soliciting the membership of every serviceman qualified to join. "It has been found that In some localities veterans have not even been approached to Join the Legion." Miller said in reporting to the organization's 29th state con- vention on his year as chief admin- istrator of Its affairs. During her tour, Senora Peron visited Spain, Italy, Portugal, France and Switzerland, Dismembered Body of Detroit Woman Found The head nnd legs Detroit of a young woman were found by police today two blocks from an alley ashcan where other parts of her dismembered body were dls- too late." and his leadership was uninspiring. Later the government's "Crisis bill" was to come up for final ac- Labor Party Defers Steel Nationalization Attlee Program Called Too Little and Too Late' London Labor party mem- >ers of Parliament voted approval oday to a decision by Prime Minis- ter Attlee and his cabinet to defer nationalization of the steel indus- try, perhaps for the duration of Britain's economic crisis. A Socialist Informant said more than 100 Laborltes abstained from voting at the party caucus. Attlee's margin of victory was only four to 77. This action forced recalcitrant members to withdraw a resolution calling upon the gov- ernment to undertake the steel program at the next session of Parliament, opening in October Labor party left-wingers have been attacking Attlee on the ground the crisis program was "too little nnd covcrcd Sunday. Wrapped in cloth, the remaining parts of the body were located be- hind a house by police after a pains- taking search of a six-block square The victim was identified through tion In the House of Commons, and Conservatives were ready to push a series of crippling amendments to the measure, which War Prime Minister Winston Churchill last week called "a blank check for .showcrs or thundershowers rapidly thereafter ns deaths west this afternoon and In most occur. hair of Mate tonight smdj Congress ordered the raise, Cooler northwest Mils' nrst nftrrricxm and northwest half and Tuesday. of tviirrn this afternoon through Tues- day except .scattered thunder- showers raid cooler extreme north- wept tonight or Tuesday. of I IK kind In .-.cvcral years, to meet "'increased living costs, particularly cnntlmieil' those resulting from the advancing ngf ot the recipients. The increases affect an estimated veterans of the two wars, who receive pensions for nonserv- Miller, who as commander of the Famous 94th tank battalion of Bralnerd was one of the heroes of Bataan. said the Legion had a ;wo-bitted ax to re- habilitation of the veteran and the future of asked: "Why the delay in soliciting the membership of every veteran qual- ified to Join the Legion? Why the Jealousy In some quarters of wheth- er World War I or II takes over? Why the some quarters as to who won the war (In both World War I and ID? Why do some World War I Legion- LOCAL WKATIIEK obscrvatons for the 24 let-connected disabilities, and hnurs ending at 12 m. Sunday: dependents of deceased vet- Maximum. 89: minimum. 73; iioon. cruns. S3: precipitation, none. Pensions now average about S100! observation.-: for the 24'a month for Civil war veterans and .V.ur.v rndlnp at 12 m. today: for Spanish-American war vct- Maxirnurn. 94; minimum. 72: rrans. Death compensated to the prcripiutlnn. none; sun sets to- dependents averages more than a: sun rises tomorrow a month. H- scars on the torso as Mrs. Jean totalitarianism." Howard Treakl, about 20. A Junk dealer found one section of the body, from the waist to the knees, bundled into a blanket Sun- day morning. The upper part, wrap- ped in a gray bedspread and stuffed The Bills Provisions bill would strengthen and Howard Hughes smiled as he picked up his papers this morning; upon adjournment until November of the Senate war investigating committee inquiry into his wartime plane contracts, (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) extend government authority, held over from the war, to channel labor! Into essential industries, take a hand In Industries deemed inef- British Accounting On U.S. Loan Asked into a shopping bag, was discovered .and otherwise work for a shortly after in a garbage re- ceptacle. Senior Inspector John O. Whit- man of the homicide squad said the woman might have been tortured before she was nlalii. He said there sounder economy based on a bigger export trade. Introduced last Tues- day, It passed first and second read- ings during the week. In a broadcast address to the people, Attlee last night gave what; [he snid was the rca.son for the Ynr I or II takes over? were punctured wounds on the chcstl thumping of chests inland marks on the right arm the Washington By John Scali An American demand for .1. full explana- Plan to Hear Meyer to Wait Until Winter Committee Members Have Other Work, Some Going Abroad Senate ta- Quiry into Howard Hughes' contracts was adjourned today until fall, Mid Hughes declared It was called off because Senator Brewster (R.-Maine) was "too 'cowardly" to continue their fight. Hughes made this charge In tatcmcnt read to ncwsrcel camera- men after the Senate war ng committee had abruptly ad- journed its inquiry into his Brewster Auirust.1, Maine Sena- tor Urcwsler charg- ed today thnl Howard had six times urged his committee to call off an Inves- tigation of war contracts with the millionaire plane manufac- turer's firm. Here for a vacation and to address a. Maine Republican meeting, Brcwstcr lold newi- mcn: "Mr. Hughes started this per- sonal phase of It. I Nujrifested he come in and make charcex under oath which 1 would an- swer. "He Wits on two or xhrer houm nt a lime for .several Six times he urged the committee, and I quote T earnestly urjce the committee to drop this mat- ter right here.' "It seemed to me he was cry- ing 'enough' and throwing in the sponge. That concluded It so far :LS 1 mn concerned." 00.000 wartime plane contracts un- 1 November 17. Brewster Is chairman of the full ommlttcc. Senator Ferguson tion of how Britain is spending her loan will con- front British delegates coming here to discuss their country's .worsening financial plight. Officials said today they need this sort; of comprehensive state- incut before they can agree to relax any of the loan agreement provi- sions In a manner t.o help Britain disappearing dollar re- naires throw all the responsibility over to World War II men and (Continued on Page 11, Column 3) LEGION' and marks on the right arm Ing she had been tied up. He added the body had been "expertly" dis- membered, apparently with a knife. Whlteman said Harold Kitchen, 32, and the woman's husband, Har- ry Treaki, 50. were being held wlth- gruesome slaying. TEMPEKATl.'KnS KLSKWHKKK Max. Mln. Tel. or, Chicago.......... Hi; C7 fil til) Monies .....100 90 Ar.Kc-li-s 84 7 1 S'.. Paul Orleans Yori: .101 HO Faribault Woman Slaying Aged Employer VarlliaiiH Acting County Attorney Urban J. Steinmann said Saturday that Mrs. Sylvia Sporre, 40, had admitted the shotgun slay- ing of her employer, 71-year-old John J, Dwyer, find would be for- 'mally charged today. 4 Mrs. Sporre. a divorcee and Dwyer's housekeeper, signed a statement saying she -shot Dwyer during a quarrel. Stelnmann .said. Flood Stae.c 24-Hr.pSlelnmarin quoted her as saying she Today ChsmKC.iind Dwyer visited several -'4 ..Faribault taverns Friday night and ..Itlmt they hud quarreled. .2; Dwyer lived in French Lake, ten ..'miles northwest of here. KIVKI: r.rr.i.KTiN l-a C.-o.w Tributary Streams Cnlppewa a; Jli.lcombe 4.0 a: NYill.-.villi-.... 2.4 KIVEl: FOKKCIAST (From St. I'aul In Lock Ten) The will remain [ throughout Ihis district iideliiuU1 period until heavy Plan Replica of Statue of Liberty Hiroshima, Japan This auim-limnbcd city's peace society hopes to erect a replica of the Liberty on the site of Statue obliterated Hiroshima castle. "I he said, "that nearly all will willingly put their shoulders to the .wheel, .but there may be some who will not. The government is determined nothing shall stand in the way of our recovery." He said the bill, "While it gives save her sources. The report Riven Parliament last Thursday by Hugh Dalton, chancellor of the exchequer, is re- garded by authorities here as not sufficiently detailed to provide an accurate picture of where the money has gone. Man Parachutes to Death Wife, Daughter Watch ducting the hearings, announced decided on ths to the present government in 1945, enable them to be applied to the 11 1 t1 delay because John W. Meyer. Hughes' party throwing publicity not, be located, for fur- ther testimony on his expense ac- counts. With Brewster vacationing in Maine, Hughes said the committee San Cooper. hnd fouRnt a -losing bat- 23-year-old parachute jumper, fell to his death In San Francisco bay yesterday in view of his wife, Dar- lenc, and their two-year-old daugh- ter. The stunt man and former A.A.F. staff- sergeajit drowned In 15 feet of tic against public opinion." Brewster and Hughes, millionaire Hollywood plane builder, exchang- ed changes before the committee in testimony last week. With both under oath, charged and Brewster denied ihat present crisis." He described that crisis ss "a situation as serious as any that has faced us in our long history" and pleaded for "a national effort com- parable to that which we developed during the war." of the credit in 15 months twice as last as anticipat- ed. At the present spending rate all the money will, be gone some time in October. American government officials, preparing for the expected visit water when he _ was unable to ex- the senator offered lost winter to trlcate himself from his chulc. President Back at Work After Weekend at Lodge Tru- illfs .iWI M Hi liA T101U 1 _ll of British financiers next week, man. refreshed after a weekendI in Harry Treakl, left, 50, and Harold Kitchen, right, 32, are being held without charge for questioning in the torso slaying of a woman Identified by police as Mrs. Jean Howard Treaki. The victim was the wife of Harry Treaki, above. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican- Herald.) Small Plane Makes Flight Over Atlantic London rVP) Boris Serjricv- who landed his .small Grumman amplilbiani plane at London airport last night after a 28-hour hop from New York, .said he hail made the trans- atlantic flight "just for fun" to sec if his "little plane could do it." Scrgicvslty, a native Russian, accompanied by his wife, a ra- dio operator, and Marina Svct- slova, ballerina at the Metro- politan opera, made .stops at Greenland, Iceland and Prcsl- wick en route. Tomorrow Sergievsky will fly to Paris, then pilot hi.s ship back to New York. generally indicate that they sympathetic toward Britain. But these officials emphasize that the terms of the loan agreement limit the amount of help Britain can expect without congressional consent, a process that would take many months. One major source, of relief for the British would be for the United] States to assume Britain's dollar expenses in running the combined British-American occupation zone in Germany. Some British officials claim this obligation accounts for 11 per cent of all Britain's dollar Presidential mountain lodge, "Shangri-La." returned today to the icall off the inquiry If Hughes would agree to a merger of Trans World Airlines with Pan American Airways. Hughes. Hollywood film producer and plane dc-slgncr, holds a con- trolling Interest in TWA. Brewster left Washington Fri- day after the subcommittee had White House. He was accompanied j (Continued on Page R, Column by Mrs. Truman. HUGHES expenditures. But despite hints that Britain Weather-Slowed Corn To Hit 10-Year Mark Washington The Agricul- ture department today forecast pro- duction of this year's weather- hampered crop at average of The goT- ernment's production goal was bushels. A crop of nt least bushels of good quality corn will be needed to main- earnestly desires such action, there I bushels and a record wheat crop j tain livestock production at present has been no formal request to al- ter the agreement under which the United States and Britain share occupation expenses equally. The State department successfully opposed a British effort to discuss these finances during the Anglo- American conference on Ruhr coal production. These talks are due to get under way hero tomorrow. of bushels. The corn estimate, based on con- ditions of August 1. compares with forecast in a special report for July 15 nnd with a July 1 figure of It Is considerably short of last year's record corn crop of bushels, but compares favor- ably with the ten-year (1936-45) high levels. The estimate for wheat compares with lust year's crop of 000. which was the largest to that time, and with the aver- age of This big crop will enable the United States to continue exporting large quantities of the grain to shortage areas abroad. ;