Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
FAIR TONIGHT, SATURDAY FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 150 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 12, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGE: Minneiska Man Killed at Kellogg TOMORROW CIRCUS DAY Across Big Ringling TramsNorfhernStates By The Associated Press A narrow band of cool air lay A i t I across the northern tier of states mfmfmira todav a11 tne way from the great tit wlil O Ci L tJ Ci m III m I Plains to southern New England, but "J it showed no indications of moving southward Tomorrow is circus day. "It is oriented in an east-west di- "The Greatest Show on Earth" will give two federal forecasters said, 2-15 and p. the old airport, west of Winona on highway 61. j-'and offers no hope of relief for They will be the first performances here in ten years. the rest of the sweltering eastern _ ,_._ -D.-ii. jjalf of the nation." Several moderate to locally heavy showers reported yesterday and last night in the northern Rockies, northern Missouri, southern Iowa, western Illinois, Florida, the Great Lakes region and northern-eastern states. The heaviest rainfall, four inches, occurred at Moline, 111. State Legion Chief Race To Be Close The Aisops New Crisis Invisible In England By Stewart Alsop is now startlingly clear that a bold new attack on the economic crisis which is bede- villing the free world is essential if that world is to survive. Other- wise one of two things is almost certain to happen. Either the free world will split apart economically, into two great, mutually antagonistic means In the end that it will split apart politically. Or the vast ster- ling area will simply disintegrate, and British power, the essential ingredient of a successful attempt to contain Soviet expansion, will disintegrate also. These, in capsule form, are the of most informed men, both British and American, in London today. Yet in this Icvely summer in this wonderfully bright and gay and prosperous-seeming London, it is remarkably difficult to believe that anything is serious- ly wrong. THE HEART OF LONDON is But the show by Ringling Broth- ers and Barnum Bailey circus will begin long before the after- noon. It will really begin about 6 o'clock tomorrow morning, when the first of the four circus trains is scheduled to arrive on the North Western railway siding in the downtown area. They're coming from Madison, Wis., where the cir- cus shows tonight. The four North Western engines will pull 89 cars, including 52 flat cars, ten stock cars and 27 coaches and Pullmans. Crossing Reinforced themselves on never missing the unloading of a expected to be on hand to watch the circus' 24-hour men in action. The Center street crossing where the trains will be unloaded have been reinforced to take the heavy loads. Some 276 heavy vehicles will roll over that route, including the new portable all-steel grandstand trucks and the two cell-blocks-on- wheels that house Mr. and Mrs. Gargantua the Great, the world- famous Gorillas. Farm Buildings Destroyed by Lewiston Fire Loss Estimated At on James Henry Place By Al Olson Lewiston, Minn. A huge barn and every, other major farm build- ing except the frame dwelling house were destroyed by fire on the James Henry farm nine miles southwest of here Thursday night. Loss, estimated at more than 000, was confined to buildings and machinery, however. Three teams of horses, eight calves and a bull were removed from the burning barn and 65 head of cattle were out- side the structure when the lire started. The blaze was discovered at 6 p. m. as Henry and a crew of thresh- ers were putting the horses in the 40 by 98 foot building. Smelling smoke, the men inves- Kepublican-Herald photo Smoking ruins are pictured above on the James Henry farm about nine miles southwest of Lewiston, Minn., after fire destroyed a huge barn at the right, machine shed at the left, and two other buildings St. of a newltigated and found flames lapping! iast mght. The farm home, shown at the left, narrowly escaped being gutted by the disastrous fire, one Minnesota American Legion com- through partitions between an old of thg wQrst m tbe Fremont area ia a iong time. Cattle and horses were saved, but 80 ton of hay and mander is expected to provide one of the closest contests in state Le- gion history when balloting takes place Saturday. Supporters of candidates each claimed enough strength to capture Meanwhile, the 24-hour men willi-" M- top post held during the last C. A. Zweiner of St. Paul. _. i Mentioned as leading candidates in v, Frank Giannotti of Virginia, will be 41 tents to spot, including Hanson Har. the world s largest big top and Ross of Robbinsdale and Frank new, redesigned menagerie. Collins of Minneapolis. Since the circus has purchased] The race for national committee- its supplies for the day's stand locally, delivery trucks will be hustling out there, too. By noon the big top and the side shows will be ready for operation. Doors to the big tent will open so bright that it has an almost lone hour before each performance: Mediterranean look. A water-blast- ing process has stripped the grime of centuries off the sooty build- Ings, and turned them white. Here and there is a craggy, blackened reminder of the recent past, but there is new paint everywhere, and there are luxury goods in the shops and gay crowds in Hyde Park, and a general air of all being well with the world. Here, the visitor might suppose, is the London of tbe great days of pow- er and prosperity "happy and glorious, ever victorious." p.m. and p.m. However, reserved seat tickets for upholstered chairs may now be purchased at Brown's Drug store, 117 West Third street. Gen- man meanwhile was thrown wide open with the endorsement of Colonel E. B. Miller of Brainerd, Baatan hsro and former state com- mander. He was endorsed by the sixth district caucus yesterday, and will oppose Roy Anderson of Austin, national committeeman-since 1943. The Auxiliary also will elect offi- cers Saturday. Nominees include Mrs. Elmer H. Chelstron, Columbia Heights, department president, and eral admission seats can be pur- j Mrs. William Stein, Two Harbors, chased only at the grounds. j first vice-president. Only contest so Featured in the performances far is for the second vice-presi- are: a spectacle era- ploying nearly persons and animals, magnificently costumed, designed in humorous fantasy for children of all ages; "The Girl In the 60-girl, mid-air extra- vaganza; "San equeS' Every evidence of the tribute to the '49ers, employ- the warmth of the sun. the smelljing riders, drivers and blooded of summer in the parks, the redjsteeds in "Gold Rush" action, andjst. Paul, sous grand chefs de train; dency. Candidates are Mrs. John Alton, Brainerd and Mrs. B. M. Count, St. Louis Park. The -iO 8 elected oficers Fri- day. Walter O. Dooley of Minne- apolis was named grand chef de gare; Edward Rousseau, Duluth, grand chef de train; William Clark- son, Marble, and William J. Harm. brightness of the new uniforms of j "The Glorious .patriotic the Palace to bellejfinale, with elephants, clowns and the existence of a crisis. This fact aerial girls garbed in red, white itself deepens the crisis. To most and blue. Englishmen, the crisis is not real, New Features because it is invisible. It is figures (Continued on Pace 9, Column 1.) ALSOPS Federal Reserve Reports Savings Spent in 1948 By Charles Molony Washington now appearsiist, "The Great Swanscn" in suici- that one reason why 1948 was such dal plunges, and many others. a boom year was that the nation's] From last year's European attrac- families. by and large, spent part of tions Unus, the man who "walks" Spearheading the scores of new features from Europe, now to be jseen for the first time In America, are: "Clausson's Acrobatic Bears" from Syria; "The Three mid-air stars; "Alma Piaia, "The Parisian "The Astrid Franklin Human "Charles Peterson's Jockey comedy bareback riding stars; the French "Guti's Gorilla Lilian Whittmack, Danish eques- jtrian star; Rola Rola, Brazilian jequilibristic acrobats; the Bokara jsextette of springboard somersaul- jters; the Del Morals, Spanish high- wizards; La NoiTna, aerial- their nest eggs. For all the record high marks it made in income and profits and employment, 1948 was just a long- awaited "rainy day" for half the families who had saved against its coming on his forefinger; Francis Brunn, billed as the "fastest juggling gen- ius ever seen in "The high wire with Harold; Lola Dobritch, "the ;Pav- lowa of the tight the Bog- inos, acrobats; the Joanidies, Stanley A. Frees, Deephaven, grand commissaire and Rich- ard Lang, Winon_a, grand guard de and a newer section of the barn. Unloading Grain Mrs. James and her sister, Mrs. Adeline Roth, had been unloading! grain but had left for the house to prepare the evening meal. They phoned for the Lewiston fire de- partment when attempts at control- ling the fire failed. Realizing the blaze was spreading rapidly, the James family, George Greethurst and George Nietzke.j who were helping thresh, rushed to remove the calves, bull and horses. The fire gained headway and soon the entire structure was aflame. Fifty gallons of gasoline and 45 gallons of motor oil housed in a shed adjoining the barn exploded and caused the fire to spread still faster. Three Explosions Henry said today that when the fire broke through into the upper [oft a series of about three explo- sions occurred as the 80 tons of hay were ignited. The entire roof of the big barn was blown off the structure, according to reports. A mild wind blew burning embers to the nearby machine shed, setting it afire. More than worth of equipment went up in flames in that structure, but a new tractor was saved. The hen house also was leveled. The chickens had been set free about bushels of grain were lost. by neighbors who had turned out by the score to help. Only about a dozen older hens were reported killed by the blaze. Railroads Get 4% Freight Rate Hike By Jack Adams Washington Government authority for the railroads to boost freight rates again was coupled today with a warning that further in-j creases may mean less business. Authorizing a new four per cent general rate advance, the inter- state Commerce commission hinted broadly that it may be reluctant to Stewardess Saves 27 in Air Crash, Fire permit any later hike. The I.C.C. called attention- shipper protests -that the rail car- riers, by raising charges, may "price themselves out of the mar- and said: "It is now taken as axiomatic that increased freight rates do not necessarily or invariably result in increased operating revenues. "The successive increase which we have authorized since June 30, 1946, have brought us to the point where all concerned concede that ._, !we as well as the carriers must seriously whether further and plucky stewardess was hero- ine of a Northeast Airliner crash! persons escaped safely last night. Miss Patricia Donnellan, 23, of North Quincy, Mass., a rookie at i her job, calmly herded the pass- A large granary went up out'a rear scant for more income, particularly __________Jij j.Vm -fn wvn'c? _ _ _ _ 4.t__ nrnalr nrVim eluding freshly threshed bush- els of oats and some oats and wheat previously stored there. Remaining Oats Senate Group 0. K.'s Clark For Court Post Washington The Senate judiciary committee today recom- mended confirmation of Attorney General Tom C. Clark to be an I house" of its contents. associate justice of the Supreme !Every piece Of furniture and every court. The vote was nine to of personai belongings were The committee also recommend-jsafely out within a matter ed nine to the confirma-iof tion of Senator J. Howard McGrathj flames, as did the farm's feed minutes before the plane was and hog house. Destroyed j ed m flames on portiand to be made effective for some airport. The new, JNew York and a total loss. Captain Roderick Cote, 40, of Henry said this morning that about Mejrose) Mass., the said the bushels of oats remain to be threshed. Milking cows, about 30 head, have been taken to a neigh- bor's farm until further arrange- ments can be made, he revealed. For a while it seemed that the fire was going to spread to the two- story frame house about ion feet from the barn. Neighbors and friends frantically aj time passed and the (D-R.I.) to be attorney general remained mild and blowing That at least, is what they told slackwire jugglers; Los Onas, high- made a sample------ i Federal Reserve board" to see how people were far- ceeding Clark. Chairman McCarran (D-Nev.) told reporters that Senators Don- nell (R-Mo.) and Ferguson (R- the people who survey for the ing economically. 'Emergencies and sickness" were named by many people as a cause for their having less in government bonds and bank ac- counts in early 1949 than they had in early 1948. It wasn't the only reason. Nearly half including vast numbers of those who cited sickness and emergencies said they'd blown some savings on a car. the tele- vision set, some furniture, or some- thing of that sort. A "third of all families put down the deflation of their savings hoards to spending on non-durable goods and "living costs" in some cases. A sixth gave repairs or additions to their houses as their reason while a seventh said the record showed that "luxuries and travel" had burned a hole in their pockets. In any case, the "mt-dian" bond and bank account savings was down to in early 1949 from in early 1948 (median means mid-j die were above and half were below.) The tendency to spend some sa- vings extended to all occupational groups. Judging these. by their median amount, it appeared that: Government bond and bank ac- count savings of business owners and managers dropped from perch equilibrists; Cilly Feindt, Mich.) opposed Clark's confirma- rope's dressage equestrienne; Justino Loyal's bareback somer- saulting with "The Riding "The Riding Bostocks" and "Zop- bareback equestrian with Cucciola, midget centaur; "The McCarran said he would report the committee action to the Senate at once but would not ask unani- mous consent required to act upon the high court appointment today. Unless some other senator does until Monday. American's Car Damaged By Bomb in Czechoslovakia in early 1948 to in early 1949. Mrs. Inez Hanka of Duluth. Flying with and it is accepted, there will Concello, billed as the "world'sibe no_ Senate action on the matter greatest girl "The Flying Artonys" and "The Flying Com- Claude Valois, Europe's dres- sage equestrienne; Kay Clarke and Jeane Sleeter, aerial Etars; Mathies1 Royal Bengal tigers, Dho- tre's leopards, and scores of oth- rs. They'll all be in the four trains arriving tomorrow morning. The circus will be here just about 19 hours, but in that time the circus' 24-hour men will set up the circus city and tear it down again and the circus' performers will give two shows. Departure is scheduled for mid- night Saturday. Fall Injuries Fatal To Tot at Duluth Virginia, Minn. Susan Maki, nine, of Duluth died last night of Injuries suffered in a fall from an automobile traveling on highway 169. The back door of the car flew open and she fell to the pavement, fracturing her'skull. The child was the daughter of away from the house, the danger passed, and everything was returned. Farm Machinery Also saved from the fire was the Henry automobile, housed in the machine shed. A corn picker, pur- chased just a few weeks ago, was wrecked, as were a. grain corn planter and other essential farm equipment and tools. Burning embers were carried through the air by winds to farms (Continued on Page 3, Column 4.) FIRE started to plop straight down. "Then our landing gear collapsed and the sparks began to fly." pose." now may result in less thus defeat their pur- Need More Income 5 Per Center Inquiry Lists Mrs. Truman By Marvin L. Arrowsroith Washington A report that Mrs. Harry S. Truman was among notables who received deep freez- ers from a concern figuring to the Senate's five percenter inquiry to day brought this reply from Presi- dential Secretary Charles G. Ross: "I have no information whatever about that." Ross was told a news story named Mrs. Truman, along with Chief Justice Vinson, Secretary of the Treasury Snyder, James K. Vardaman, Federal Reserve board governor, and George E, Allen, for- mer R.F.C. member and presides tial intimate. Wife, Son, 5, Hurt in Crash Of Car, Truck Highway 61 Temporarily Blocked by Wreck By Staff Writer Minneiska man was killed and his wife and five- year-old son injured in a highway crash near here this morning. Lawrence Swanson was fatally injured in a collision on highway 61 with an empty car transport. Mrs. Swanson's condition was re- ported as serious at a Wabasha hospital, while the child was less seriously injured. The crash occurred en the west bridge over the Zumbro river a half mile north of Kellogg. The trans- port driven by Lyle Berry, 24, of Boaz, Wis., skidded into the op- posite lane of traffic and struck the Swanson car, investigating of- ficers said. Berry, who was taken Into cus- tody by Wabasha County Sheriff John Jacobs, said he was following another truck. When the vehicle suddenly slowed down, Berry said, he applied brakes and in doing so ils transport pulled into the op- posite side of the road. The top of the sedan was sheared off and the car was pushed against the bridge abutment. The transport skidded 50 feet and came to rest against the bridge railing. Traffic on highway 61 was blocked for more than two hours with cars lined up more than one mile each way. Authorities at the scene included State Highway Patrolman Ted Weil of Lake City, Eugene Moiitor of Winona, County Attorney A. W. Hatfield and Sheriff Jacobs. Miss Mitchell Nearly Killed by Speeding Driver Atlanta Mitchell, the little southern lady who made the high courage of a lost cause into "Gone With the was near- ly killed last night by a speeding ________________ "I know nothing whatever about! p'0uce said the quiet middle- However, the commission foundjtkat, Ross said when the aged author of the fabulous, ro< that the industry had shown a need other names were mentioned. Vinson left a White House cab- view of the 40-hour week which toilet meeting a few minutes later v nnrl fVii-f reporters since to De maue eiicunvc J-UA OULUG 7 workers September 1, and granted Senate investigation committee is fvTJ The chances Baking an inquiry, "I believe I the new advance. The changes] oe male on 15 days' noto to (prefer that the matter be develop- may the public. of rates will add about led by the committee.' "I feel I ought not to make any the chief justice said. There was no immediate corn- a year to rail freight billings. The ment from any of the commission estimated in this con-i propellers of the twin engined plane accidentally reversed 15 or 20 feet above the runway "and we nection that the 40-hour week will 4-ft. nlnn jin r-nr. A CTHN 01111 matter of the deep freeze increase expenses some j annually. With this action, freight rates The big plane slithered on its have been advanced about 57 per belly for several hundred feet in aicent jn the postwar period. The shower of sparks. Then the right engine caught fire. Shouting "follow Miss Don- nellan led the way to the rear door when she couldn't open the front hydraulic system would- n't, flames blocked an emergency exit. Thomas Clish, 50, of Falmouth, a passenger, said "all hands got funds for such an investigation. It out inside of a minute." Northeast said 'the crash came on the 16th anniversary of a per- fect safety record. The line has flown miles without a fatality, officials said. By Edward Kasischke Prague, Czechoslovakia American embassy offi- cial here reported that a home- made-bomb had wrecked his automobile early today. The official was Captain John Childs, assistant air at- tache at the embassy, whose home is Lewiston, Maine. 1 He said the automobile was unoccupied and parked in front of his house at the time of the explosion. Nobody was injured but windows of buildings in the vicinity were shattered, by the blast. Captain Childs said he had parked his auto in the street in front of his residence at about p. m. and retired about midnight. Some five min- utes later, he said, he heard an explosion. He was summoned by his maid who reported his auto had blown up. In the street a crowd had gathered around the vehicle. The car's radiator and front parts had been blown apart. Childs said that Czech police experts who investigated found fragments of a fuse and pipe and metal container in which the explosive was packed, "It looked like a home-made he said. "I have no theo- ries about who might have planted do the police. I 'believe the explosive must have been planted between I parked the car, and the time of the explosion." Captain Childs, who is single, is the son of Mrs. Mildred Childs, Washington, D. C. Dead of Polio Chatfield, Minn. The first polio death of a local resident occurred this morning at Rochester when five-year-old Ann Buchanan succumbed to the disease. She is the daughter of Mr. andjtuni on tavestment. over-all hike in charges amounts to some a year. Investigation Refused The commission denied a motion by the secretary of agriculture that it undertake an intensive investiga- tion into railroad efficiency before acting on the increase petition. The I.C.C. said it did not have the also said it has called upon the rail industry to seek out economics which would reduce operating ex- pense and minimize the need for further rate revisions. This request was repeated in.yesterday's order. The I.C.C. action grew out of the rail petition of last October 1 for a 13 per cent rate based on mounting operating costs. About day when a Milwaukee business- man testified that he shipped one in 1945 to Major General Harry H. Vaughan, President Truman's Army aide. Opinion Unchanged Mr. Truman told his news con- ference later in the day that noth- ing brought out at the inquiry so far had changed his opinion of Vaughan in the slightest. "Well, I'll be was the first reaction of Senator McCarthy a member of the investi- gating group. When today's hearing resumed, McCarthy followed up that com- ment with a formal demand that Vaughan be called for questioning. McCarthy based his demand chiefly, however, on Vaughan's re- ported efforts in connection with a race track construction case rather than the deep freeze matter. The name of another Truman "----------a .LUC name ui tmuuuci J.IUHICLU five per cent of this was Assistant John to go into effect last January the investi- a temporary basis, pending a final Uon today_ action. This increase became per-i The committee is looking manent in yesterdays order, thg question whether 1m- another four per cent added. The railroads thus fell short by proper influence has figured in the awarding of government contracts about four per cent of getting what administration of federal they said they required to meet1 higher costs, go forward with post- war improvements and show a re- Mrs rold nan ofCh customary domestic water rs field and has a sister, Susan, and a brother, James, eight, also hospitalized at St. Mary's. There are two other polio cases being treated at Rochester from here. They are Mrs. Lawrence Mar- tin and her son, John. John was one of the first to suffer the dis- ease here. Neither are in serious condition. Funeral arrangements for the Buchanan girl are pending. portion to the rail changes. D WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Generally fair with moderate temperature and humidity tonight and Satur- day. Low tonight 68, high Saturday 82. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 89; minimum, 70; noon, Barkley Denies Washington Vice-president Barkley said today he has not eveni 82; precipitation, trace; sun sets discussed the possibility of marri- tonight, at sun rises tomorrow age with Mrs. Carleton S. Hadley, at St. Louis widow. I Additional weather on page 13. Hunt Boastins The inquiry was touched off by reports that James V. Hunt, a for- mer Army officer and War Assets administration consultant, had boasted'of friendship-with Vaughan included: mance of the war between tbe states was knocked to the pave- ment by a drunken taxi driver and dragged 15 feet. She was taken to city hospital where physicians and nurses said she was too gravely hurt to be moved even for X-rays. She was placed under an oxy- gen tent and was given a blood transfusion early today, after her blood pressure fell. Attendants said she responded, satisfactorily. Hospital attendants made it plain that Miss Mitchell would need a stout stout as the one she gave Scarlett pull through. Miss Mitchell in private life she's Mrs. John a possible skull fracture, internal injuries, and an Injury to her right leg. Her face was badly bruised. A close family friend said an interne told her blood had run in a thin, weak stream from Miss Mitchell's left ear, normally a sign of a skull fracture. A deep gash was inflicted along the base of her skull. After nearly four hours of un- consciousness, the 43-year-old nov- elist was able to mutter, though incoherently, when internes que- ried, Another friend said Miss Mitchell and her husband were en route to a neighborhood theater to see the British film "A Canterbury Tale" when she was hit. Her husband, victim of heart aliment for several years, said he was about a step behind his wife. Otherwise he, too, would have been injured. Marsh was advised by a physi- cian to leave the hospital and go home and rest. One interne said it might be as much, as 72 hours before X-rays could be taken, though there was a chance they might be made er today. Police said the car which struck and other officials "in promising to her was on the wrong side of the help land government contracts for a fee. Steelrnan's name came' out In this way: A committee investigator took the stand and said Dr. Norman Armitage, vice-president of the Deering Millikin Research Trust, of Greenwich, Conn., had been re- ferred to Hunt as a man who could help him get some research contracts for the trust. Flanagan said that in the fall of: street. Witnesses estimated it was going between 50 and 60 miles an hour. The driver, Hugh D. Gravitt, 29, was booked on charges of drunk driving. Hunt for 52 Club Robber Pressed St. Art Mc- 1948 Armitage met with Hunt in Intee today pressed the hunt for Washington and was given a list the second suspect in a tavern rob- of names which Hunt said he bery here after one man taken from should check as references. These a bus in Minneapolis last night ad- mitted his part in the holdup.