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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Tmlr tnnlrtu; TU xhowm In l) nlfhl. brooming fnnifT, 130 Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations DAYS VOLUME 47. NO. 154 WINONA, MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 18. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES 20 La Crosse Policemen Raid Idle wild V. S. Envoy Lost in A ir Crash Ten Drown; Only 3 Saved Near Hawaii Death of Diplomat Will Not Delay Jap Treaty, Report Honolulu Ambassador George Atchrson, Jr.. and three ranking officers from General Mac- Arthur's strategic and operations staff were among ten lost In the crash of nn army transport at sea. 65 miles west of Pearl Harbor, late Saturday night. Despite the wealth of Informatloi Atcheson carried to his apparcn death In the Pacific, diplomat! authorities said sit Washington to- day they expect no major upset In thr Japanese pence treaty time table. Officials here said that prepara lions for writing n. preliminary draft of the treaty are far enough advanced that they need not affected by Atchcson's nbsence. The.te talks, involving either ten or 11 of the nations which hac an active role In the Pacific war have not been set definitely bu probably will open here next month The only major uncertainty whether Russia will tnke part. Atcheson, who represented the United State.i nt Pacific four-power conferences and many other vita meetings since the occupation of Japan, was en routo to Washington, accompanied by a small, expert Youngdahl Pledges Renewed Enforcement Drive; Fair Ends In Blaze of Heat, Big Crowd stuff, of key army officers, to discuss preliminaries to a Japanese peace treaty, high on the list of American diplomatic objectives. There were eight crew members and five passengers aboard the con- verted B-17 when the bomber ran out of gasoline and, in rough seas, made the ill-rated landing. Only Utica, Rochester Women Overcome in Blazing Sun The results ol the 4-fl live- stock auction at the Wlnona County iair will found on Page 10. Ily Staff Writer St. Charlei, a blast of of heat and financial itolvcncy, the Wlnona County fair closed yester- day. Although the thrill show sched- uled for Friday afternoon was de- layed by a mishap In Wisconsin, a nearly full grandstand got an un- durlng the three accl- schcdulcd hair-raiser Saturday races when dents, none serious, enlivened the show. Governor Luther Youngdahl, speaking briefly Sunday afternoon brought applause from the audience when he referred to Minnesota's youth as its "best crop" and pledged that while "I am In office I will continue to press the law enforcement program means of conserving that as a crop." The second hand come on a similar jlcdge when he snld he would con- .Inuc tho anti-gambling drive until he "few isolated slot machines left George C. Atchexon, Jr. three men were known to be saved. Five bodies were recovered. A sixth was sighted but sank before it could be recovered. Searchers today were trying to find the five missing, among whom was Atcheson. As the plane plunged clown to its destruction. Atcheson "did not say anything: he only smiled very qui- etly." said one of the survivors, Colonel Harvey Huglln, Falrfleld, Iowa. Others rescued from the rough (Continued on Pagr 9, Column .2 I'LAXE CKASII n Minnesota were driven out" "I shall refuse to count the vote but will go on doing the best Job I ion from day he said. Tho governor also touched on soil onscrvatlon saying that "our en- Ire civilization depends on that thin aycr, nine 'inches of precious top oil." Ono third of Minnesota soil aces moderate or serious erosion. c told his audience, and he urged armors to meet this challenge "as ou have those of the past the war, drought, and depression." Large Sunday Crowd Governor Youngdahl, was intro- duced by Dr. R. L. Page, In xplte of the heat, Sunday's crowd was large. Two cases of heat prostration were reported to the of- fice of Miss M. Loretta Kiley. Wl- nona county nurse, and both recov- ered after treatment there. Victims were Mrs. Mark Rochester, and Mrs. Anna Block, Utica. Miss Kiley also administered first aid to nine or ton other persons whoso in- juries ranged from blistered heels to a hand cut by n beer bottle. Unconscious 30 minutes after his icrse bolted from the race track nnd crushed him off ns It tore Into the jarn was Howard Summers, Utlca, who was entered in one of the far- mer's running races. Summers was treated by a physician but was not seriously hurt. Joseph Lyman, St. Peter, Minn., took a spill during the pace when his horse, Brownie Patch, tumbled on the far turn, upsetting he. cart. However, both Lyman and Brownie Patch raced in the next heat and came out third. Hemispheric Curb on Reds Asked at Rio Joint Action Sought Against Aggression By Philip Clarke Quitandinha, ing that "every communist party in Latin America is a Russian fifth Panama's Foreign Minis- ter Rlcardo Joaquln Alfaro said to- day growing sentiment at the inter- American defense conference "fa- vors joint measures to protect the hemisphere against subversive In- fluences." An Informed source said Alfaro was slated for election today as president of the all-important com- jmlttee to design joint action against aggression under a hemispheric de- fense treaty to be drawn up by 20 nations conferring at the Qultan- dinha hotel near Pdtropolis, some 45 miles north of Rio dc Janeiro. None From U, S. The informant said nobody from the United States was on any of the slates chosen by delegates in a clos- ed meeting last night preliminary to today's election of presidents, vice-presidents and candidates for committees on principles, aggression land treaty execution. j The U. S. delegation had an- nounced its intention not to seek chairmanships. Smaller committees already have organized. Member- ships of the big committees were made public yesterday. TJ. S. Sec- retary of State George C. Marshall was not on any of them. Alfaro gave his views on com- munism in an interview. "Russia today Is-a world Alfaro said. "Its policy is one of Two Of Three Survivors of the ill-fated plane George Alcheson. Jr., took to Japan are rescued by a whaleboat from the coast guard cutter Hermes 65 miles west of Pearl Harbor. Colonel Harvey Hug- lln of Falrfleld. Iowa, sits near the bow, profile to camera, while Captain T. L. Rider of Ponca City, waits, to be taken from the rubber life raft. Atcheson and nine other persons were lost. Five bodies have been recovered. The plane was Hying from Japan when forced down by lack ol gasoline. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald via radio from Honolulu today.) Republican-Herald photo This Juit GOM to show what you can do with wool. Miss Lucilla Denning, one of the girls who participated In the style queen con- test and St. Charles flre queen last winter, Is shown In the wool dress she sewed and with a prize lamb. Senator to See Hughes Plane IXM Hughe and Senator Harry Cain (R.-Wash. member of the Senate war Invcstl gating committee, hud a date toda to look over Hughes' gigantic 000.000 flying boat which is nearlni completion at the harbor here. The senator said he came her to make a personal Inspection o thr flying boat nnd Hughes' XP-1 photo reconnaissance plnnc In con nectlon with the committee's In vestigation of In con tracts awarded by the governmcn to Hughes for building tiie tw types of planes. The Senate committee were recessed recently nnd an scheduled to resume In November. St. Louis Park Girl Is Miss Minnesota Exrclnlor, Minnesota will be represented nt the Atlantic City beauty contest In September by Elaine Campbell, 22, of St. Louis Phrk. who wus named Miss Minne- sota here Sunday. MlSvS Campbell, daughter of a Minneapolis newspaperman, was firs: In a field of 20 contestants. She was given the title when she the waltz song by Gounod from Romeo and Juliet. Winner of the Atlantic City contest will Awarded n S5.000 college scholnr- urilp. Audrey Remmr. 20. of Moorhend was second and Dclorcs Roscdale, 18. of Minneapolis, third. I Most serious accident occurred when carts driven .by Paul Matson Rochester, and Jack Kane, Owa onna, collided during scoring befor he pace event and the Kane car tipped with Kane getting tan led in the lines. The racer wa ragged about 100 feet and thoug Continued on Fafe 14, Column 2 YOUNGDAHL Admiral King't Condition Unchanged Washington The con- dition of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. Klnr remained "unchanged" during the night after alight im- provement yeiterday, the nary reported today. The former chief of naval who has hardening of the arteries and Indication! at a mild stroke without paraly- Kl.i, entered the naval hospital Friday. A navy official said condition Is not critical. The Man on the right and the 500-pound bomb at the left graphically contrast the size of a bomb developed by the U. S. army ordnance in 1945. Public Interest in the bomb which lg approximate- ly twice as big as any dropped during World War re- cently renewed when tho army announced that the air forces planned to test the 31-ton giant. 'Honest John' Smith, Wisconsin Treasurer, Dead Madison, Treas- urer John M, (Honest John) Smith, 76, died, yesterday of a heart at- tack. His daughter. Mrs. Florence S, Haskel, the assistant state treasurer, will take over the duties of the office until Acting Governor Renne- bohm appoints a successor. She Is the only immediate survivor. Mrs. Smith died in 1944 after a long Ill- ness. Masonic services will be held Tuesday at Shell Lake where Smith was a banker for many years. "Honest a Republican, suc- ceeded in his flrst try for public or- flce, defeating the incumbent Sol an for the state treasurer's Ob. He was re-elected in 1940, 1942 and 1944. Born on a farm near Carthage, 111., Smith was educated In rural schools. His career was long anc varied. From 1891 to 1895 he was a telegraph, operator and station agent for the Chicago, St. Paul Minneapolis Omaha railroad. For he next six years he was an official )f the Shell Lake Lumber Company, uid from 1901 to 1925 he was cash- cr of the Lumbermen's bank at Shell Lake, He then became the nk's president. In February of 1939, the. bank losed with liabilities of Honest voluntarily, agreed o make the debt good and began saying on it regularly. When he ccamc state treasurer he made rrangements under which he would cceive only of his monthly pay check. The rest was o go to the bank's creditors to 'horn he did not legally owe a ermy. Smith was president of the Wis- onsln Bankers' association in 1922 nd 1923, He also was secretary of he Wisconsin Cooperative Cream- ry association and financed and or-i anized throe creameries. He organized, backed and man- ged tho Bashaw Telephone Corn- any and was instrumental in start- ng the growth of alfalfa in .the orthern part of the state by ar- onglng the sale of seed to farmers cost. Steelmakers Charged With Price-Fixing Wanhlngton The govern- ment opened Its slugging match against high prices'today and picked n heavyweight steel industry. In a "cease and desist" action, ;he Federal Trade commission charged the nation's steelmakers with a conspiracy to fix prices and itlfle competition. The complaint filed last night contended that Illegal collusion on jriclng is fostered by the American ron and .Steel Institute of New York and all Its more than 100 members, including the giant United States Steel Corporation. There was no Immediate indus- try comment. The FTC declared that by "de- stroying price competition" steel producers are able to "dominate and manipulate the markets in which their unorganized customers and consumers must buy." The action immediately raised the question: Will the Justice de- partment, in its newly announced Investigation of food, clothing and housing prices, seek antitrust ac- expansion. Its .creation of Euro- pean satellites is proof of this pol- icy." Termed Fifth Columns His'statement that Latin Ameri- can communist parties were flfth columns was in reply to a question whether he thought Russia Bough satellites in the western hemi sphere. "This excludes the United States where the communist party is com posed principally of North Ameri cans sharing the ideology of Lenin and his he said. "However, throughout Latin Am erica communist parties receive fl nanclal nnd. other aid from abroad.' Alfaro said Panama and "many other delegations" would suppor the inclusion in the treaty of n definition of "subversive influences.' A Brazilian proposal for the treaty would Invoke joint defense meas- ures against any "extracontinental power" which sought to impose '.'r.ny form of preponderantly foreign in- fluence" in any American nation. Green Announces Election Day Work Stoppage Green Bay, work holiday of up to working men on.election day next will high- light the American Federation of Labor's campaign to insure the larg- est possible vote against members of Congress who voted for the Taft- Hartley law, A.F.L. President Wil- liam Green said today. At a news conference before he addressed the annual convention of! the Wisconsin State Federation of! Labor, Green forecast the most in- tensive program of political action in the history of the A.F. L., adding U. S., British Confer on Crisis; New Loan Out By Sterling P.-Green Washington The issue