Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
BATHER root. 137 Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations DAYS VOLUME 47. NO. I 60 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING. AUGUST 25. I947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Rain Lashes Storm-Raked Galveston State Fair G. Released by Russ in Crowds Lead Korea Tell of Questioning All Records and about 40 miles northwest o Seoul. They were released ac th same spot Sunday afternoon. Technician Fifth Grade F. Pugs Attend Sunday; Biggest Crowd in Single.Day St. Paul The Minnesota fair appeared tociny headed to- ward a new attendance record as the exposition officials reported, Rcnton, Wash.; Private Firs ICS.ICG ,'.r.ectutor.i hnd pnssodjciawi D. Hopfc. Seattle, and Prl through the during the vnto First Class Gerald K Geffcn the day and Sunday crowds set mct nqws correspondents, records. Tin.- Saturday attendance _. of G1.M1 shuttered the opt'ntng day LTnc 'hr.cof sM thcy, Hl-ume hlsri of 5R.9G7 in 1D41. Soviet zone inadvertentl Then Simrhiv another Sffii through failure to see a marker a to the 38th parallel-dividing lino be all cxi.stlnc single diiy attendance! twecn the American and Soviet oc marks since the fair was extended1 euPfttlon They said they be io Ten days In 1D3D The previous' Uevcd a Korean scctionhand had mark was set on Labor.1 cotlt ovcr thc marker, day in 1940. Heard of Stalin By Koy Roberts Seoul, Korea Three American soldiers, released unharmed by the Russians after 12 days detention In the Soviet zone, said today that guards with tommygnns accompanied them con- stantly, but that they were not subjected to close questioning. The three men, detailed to inspect a telephone line paralleling a railroad linking Seoul with Russian headquarters at Pyongyang, were taken into Soviet custody August 12 at the village of Yohyon-NI, inside the Russloan zon Crowds that sweltered In temp- eratures in thc upper 90's Saturday Soviet officers questioned them twice on their birthplaces, ages, and found welcome relief Sunday as'similar matters, and repeatedly ask rloucly skies ant) cooling brpcv.es outi eel them why they crossed the bor- of Canada kept thc mercury under'tier, but never searched them or 80. 'examined their wallets or persona Kcaturc of Saturday and Sunday's'papers, the three told corrcspond- irrandstanc! show were the nutomo-. flits. bile races, climaxed last night by In South Korea, the soldiers added state fair revue with a cast of 300 Today was Children's (lay with a and the only time politics came up special morning grandstand show, i was when they were asked it they All children under 1'.! were admitted had heard of Stalin and Lenin. The There were no questions ribou' American Installations or operations free nt the gut'1. The afternoon program culled for and tonight it pyrotech- nic dl.'.play to climax the pro- gram. Attend Badger Fair; Total Under '46 than 80.000 persons packed the grounds on the last day of thc Wisconsin state fair ye.Merdny. bringing the total for the week to M3.380 within of last year's attendance. Fair Manager Ralph Ammon said the record heat wave had cut the but financially the fair Kuooaw. Rucolptg this ycnr to- taled ovcr and expenses will run about M73.000. Tho grandstand brought in more than last year, Amraon said. three answered "Yes." "We could have run out when we saw two Russian soldiers and one officer approaching said 1D- year-old Hopfc, "but we didn't know then whether we were north of the border or they south." Gclfen, who 18, said the officer put him on thc telephone at Yoh- yon-nl and that a voice asked him In English how they happened to cross the border." GelTen explained that they had failed to sec the marker. The voice, he said, remarked, "Sorry this hap- and assured him an Ameri- can officer -would come for them that evening. Camera Found Meanwhile, a Korean entered the outpost with a camera which jpugslcy, IP, hnd dropped beside thc Dr. E. K. 82, Farlbault, the state's oldest practicing dentist, enrolled today for a University of Minnesota refresher course. His first patient was Oscar Nllsson or Minneapolis. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Qreece Could Ignite fcorld, Griffith Says Six CIUCT of heat prostration were1 railroad when thc Russians ap reported yesterday, and u Wextlprouched. Hopfc said finding of the A1115 man, John H. l''runcl.i. about'camera apparently caused the Rua- 00. dropped tlead of a heart attack. J'Yuncl.i. who had operated a booth HI the fair. was. a national state .ilana to change their minds about releasing the Americans. Ifopfe said they were taken about nHicr-r o! the Several miles north by train next morn- fered prostration during thc nine. Ing to a battalion headquarters. days, but Francis was thc only fatal, ny. The motorcycle races were thc most important drawing card for Theodore Krhejfli-ld, of dorse Creek. Texan. KcheffleUl hitchhiked on crutches from Tcxa.i to nee the It took him six weeks. After being held in a Russian bar- racks for four days, they were mov- ed to a Korean house occupied by Ooffen said a Soviet officer loan- ed them a chess board and guards taught them to play. The guards; he added, admired Joe Louis. Miss Truman Relaxes After Hollywood Concert Debut Jeanrttc MacDnnuld, left, singing screen actress, congratulates Margaret Truman at a reception for the President's daughter upon her successful debut as a soprano soloist at Hollywood bowl, Holly- wood. Calif. (A.P. WlrephotO.) Hollywood Singer Mar- by the 90-picce Hollywood orchestra ga.-et Truman wns relaxing today I with Eugene Ormnndy conducting, after a Mrcnuous week of rehearsals! Music critic Albert Goldberg of and the climax Saturday nlghtjthe Los Angeles Times wrote that when she stood, poised and confl- she should be awarded "A bright, before an audience of j golden 'A' for courage." and corn- Hollywood bowl and made, herimcnted: "Interprctatlvcly, Miss cert debut. Truman Is not yet far beyond the New York National Com- lander Paul H. Griffith, sounding serious warning amid the festive preparations for the American Le- gion's 29th annual convention open- ing Thursday, said that "The criti- cal situation which has developed in Greece within the past few hours could spread into world conflagra- tion on a moment's notice." Griffith called a news conference late yesterday soon after his arrival from Washington, D. C., where he said he had talked to President Tru- man. Asked by a reporter if he favored sending troops abroad to support the Truman doctrine, the Legion commander replied; "I don't sec how you can enforce! anything without using police. If It takes troops we should send troops. 'If and when Greece Is Invaded there's no use to wait like we waited before. If there is no other way to stop them but to send troops, then we should send troops." Griffith, who lives in Unlontown Pa., said that the Legion's execu- tive committee, which begins prc- convcntion sessions today, was "al- most unanimously in favor" of the Truman policy "of aid to Greece and Turkey" and any other small countries having "a foreign Ideology forced upon them." Asked if he thought the United Nations could resolve the situation in Greece, where a government crisis developed ovcr thc weekend, Grif- fith replied: PrcparedneKS "If the United Nations Is mature enough It should handle all world affairs, but we believe the United Nations is a baby in swaddling clothes without the power to act. I don't believe the United Nations Is capable of acting at this time." Griffith Issued a prepared state- ment demanding a special session of Congress "for the specific purpose of enacting universal military train- ing legislation and lor the purpose o' strengthening our national de- fense." While thc Legion leader disclosed ;hat preparedness would be the "theme" of the Legion convention, preparedness also was the watch- ward of city officials who remember that persons attended health and safety. Paul Griffith Hartley Wants Stricter Curbs On Big Strikes Washington Chairman Hartley (R.-N. J.) of the House labor committee said today the Taft-Hartley act "docs not have enough teeth In It to give the public real protection against nation-wide strikes." The co-author of the new Inbor measure said he will t.ry to have Congress remedy the situation next year. Hartley told reporters the meas- ure of necessity was a compromise document, adding that its machin- ery to stop strikes "docs not go far Under the act the government Is authorized to obtain court Injunc- tions against nation-wide strikes Caution Urged In Refugee Immigration Displaced Persons Seen As Aid to Faltering Birth Rate By Edwin B. HaaUinson Senator Dow- ney (D-Calif.) said today the Unltec States faced a "serious menace ol race suicide." Hence, the California lawmaker :old a reporter, he is "very sympa- thetic" to President Truman's pro> to admit some of Eu- displaced persons. Senator Rcvercomb (R.-W. declared in a separate interview lowever, that efforts are under waj to "break down" this country's im- migration barriers and "this must not happen." Probe Revercomb is chairman of a spe- cial Senate committee which plans to Investigate Mr. Truman's propo- sal and other Immigration problems. He said his group will have specific recommendations ready for Congress after "we get all the facts" by means of public hearings and a visit to the occupied countries of Europe. The Senate authorized the com- mittee inquiry in lieu of nctin immediately on a bill to authoriz the admission of 100.000 Europea refugees a year over a four-yea period. A fund was mac available for the study. In advance of his committee report. Revercomb said lie believe at least three safeguards should b written into any plan to admit ad ditlonal immigrants: 1. They must not displace United States citizens In cither jobs or housing. 2. They must Co to locations where they arc needed and "not just be dumped into our large cities." :t. All must be carefully .screen- ed "to sec that they can fit into our scheme of government." "We must balance off the :or persons here against the desire or those to Revercomb said idding: "There also Is a political side to his. We are fighting communism as hard as we can outside the1 United States. We definitely want to stop ny spread of it in America by ad- mitting followers or sympathizers.' Not Reproducing- Downey said he agrees that imml- :ants should be barred If they show "revolutionary tendency or wnnt o overthrow our government." he ndded, good will overcome our longtime trend award a declining birthrate, which two decades may reach a stand- "People in our cities arc nol; rc- roduclng themselves." the Call- ornian said. "Wu have ample re- ources for a much larger popula- on and the Immigrants will assure better ratio of younger and strong- r workers." Downey, father of five children, aid that a few years ago a family of ven children was not unusual but ow a family of three children Is onsldered large. floorhead Street iVorkers on Strike Moorhcad, Minn. (.TV Moor- cad's street department employes Republican-Herald photo Black Bill. "The Hermit of (.he became all-time champion trout llshcrmnn of that area Sunday when he landed n. 14-pound brown trout, the biggest trout taken with hook and line in this nreii in years. This grandmother of all trout measured 29 inches in length and was nine Inches deep. It was a perfect specimen. William Vcnzol, "Black Bill" to most fishermen and outdoor people of this area. landed the big trout while fishing at n. m. Sunday on the middle section of the south branch, "It took me an hour to land Bill said, "and three hours to rest after I landed it. It fought every inch of the way." Bill, who was using n. light rod, thought at first he had caught a large carp, but when the fish started marching down the crock, taking out all of Bill's line, he realized that he had a large trout und used all his skill acquired in years of trout fishing in landing the fish. He had the fish In his net twice but it jumped out. Finally Bill was able to hook his finger under the flsh's gill and lift it from the water. Bill took his prize to Elba and later to Winona where it is on display today. It will mounted and. put on display at Elba. "Black Bill" is widely known throughout the Whitewater area ns a rattlesnake hunter and conservation worker. He lives alone in a log oabin far up thc north branch of the Whitewater. He has a small ginseng farm in connection with his cabin. Many Whitewater fishermen knew that a big trout was in that area, and it had been given the name "Submarine" by llshermeii who had told wild tales of seeing it or having hooked ft and lost it. Mercury Drops 12 Degrees in Minutes As Heat Wave Ends A few dark clouds appeared over the western, horizon in Wi- nona about a. m. Sunday. The mercury stood, at 92 n.s this ity and area sweltered in the !15th day of a continuous record- breaking heat wave. Soon a wind came up. There was a good blow for a few min- utes. A few drops of rain fell. Without lurther warning the mer- ury dropped to 80 and WJnona's heat wave which had caused untold suffering ended. That's as quick as it happened Sunday. Within the span of a few minutes, cooling breezes floated over he city and people dashed outside to enjoy the cool air. Windows nd doors of homes which had been kept closed in an effort to One Dead, 3 Missing in Hurricane 40 Convicts Flee During Storm; Texas City Also Hit Ga.lvrsLon, Texas Severe rainfall lashed this area today la the waUc of a howling tropical storm that scored a bull's-eye on Galveston and its explosion-scarred neighbor, Texas City. Heavy, driving rains accompanied thc squalls that swept in from the tide-swollen Gulf of Mexico. Even as thc tropical storm was blowing itself out farther inland ir claimed at le.ist one victim. The storm, with winds of 68 to 70 miles per hour, centered on Gal- veston at p. m. yesterday and on Texas City a short time later, causing considerable property (Jam- age of a minor nature. Residence and store windows were smashed, homes were unroofed, small boats were battered or set adrift, signs were blown down, communication lines suffered and both cities temp- orarily went without power. Not until late last night -were power circuits generally restored ia. Galveston. So many power lines were knocked down that electric current was cut off to forestall live wire danger. Joseph M. Tate. how- ever, lost his life by electrocution in Gnlvcston when he came in contact with n. fallen power line. Three Missing Three men were mls-slng and feared lost. Thc Port Point life boat station was asked to make a check for the Uirec, crew of the 46-foot snapper boat K which had sailed from thi stsland port Friday. Thc boat had not been heard Irom. since. Thousands of persons found refuge 2rom the storm in Red Cross-sponsored shelter, five pub- lic school buildings and thc ir.u- niclpal auditorium. From thc bricK safety of these shelters families watched the torrential flowing rain a sheet of gnlc-bome rain that re- duced visibility to zero. The storm slipped up on Galves- n after hovering oS the Toas coast for 24 hours. A 2 p. m. Weather bureau advisory yesterday stated that the storm was central 20 to 30 miles southeast o' the isle city and was expected to move to- and near Galveston last night. Little more than an hour thc tropical disturbance blew in to town. The angry gulf thundered against the sea wall and so thick was the wind spray ovcr the rough, muddy waves the walls could hardly be seen. Bus Service Suspended Only a trickle of traffic remained on thc streets. Ambulances themselves through heavy winds to carry Invalids to places of safety- All police patrol cars were on duty. Parked cars on which brakes had not been set rolled along the curb side. Bus service was siispendcd and nil buses were moved to the (Continued on Pace Column 5.) CAL.VESTON' Weather 1937 convention here, when the Le- gion had a membership of and don't know how many to expect this year, with Legion membership more than tripled. The parade k expected to last 12 hours. "It was a thrilling experience to appear before such a large and magnificent audience at the commented the 23-yciir-old soprano, only child of the President and Mr.-.. Truman. her ji.'DKnmi of two operatic an.xs. three In English and two encores was accompanied student stage." Miss Truman, who drew the sec- ond largest crowd of the bowl season, was given an ovation at the conclusion of her program and sang two encores. The President and Mrs. Truman did not hear their daughter. Thc program was not broadcast. Pocket Picked While Rescuer Saves Swimmers Chicago David Solomon 34-year-old former navy Seabee saved two youngsters from drown- ing but it cost him Driving near the Pershing road beach yesterday, Solomon heard screams for help. He stopped his car, doffed his shoes and coat, jumped into the water and rescued two 14-year-old boys whose canoe had capsized. Solomon, of Miller, Ind., swam back to shore and the applause of an admiring crowd, but then found someone had taken his wallet and from his coat pocket. "Oh well." he said, "it was worth '30 bucks to save the kids." "At the very Hartley said, "this only stalls a strike off for 85 days. There may be some means of extending thc Injunctions for ad- ditional 85-day periods but even this is doubtful." The labor committee head said he plans to press for enactment; of the monopolistic strike section of the original Hartley bill. This provision failed to win Sen- ate approval and was discarded from the final draft of the act, which became law over President Truman's veto. hen eight workers began picket- g thc department equipment arehousc at 8 a. m. Street cleaning, which usually gins a. m., was suspended. An employes spokesman said this morning that the workers "are set for sticking it out." The men are seeking wage in- creases of about 26 per cent. City oJJlclals maintain no adjustments can be made until the January budget meetings. outthc wcre thrown open and last night for the first time in more thrm two weeks, Winonans enjoyed n, com- fortable night's sleep. High temperature Saturday aft- ernoon, according to Harry Smocke, local weather observer, was 92 and it dropped to 7-1 during thc night. At noon Sundny after the sudden drop of 12 degrees from S2 to 80, the mercury had climbed back to 84 but at 5 p, m. Sunday it was down to today. Minimum last night was 67 and It was 70 nt noon today. Rainfall during the windstorm Sunday morning totaled .01 of or inch but during QIC afternoon. .0 of an Inch enough to d famished crops much good. 80 the maximum during the 2-11 (Continued on Column 3, hours from noon Sunday until noon; WEATHER Mongolian Clashes in China Reported Nanking Almost daily clashes between Chinese soldiers and Outer Mongolian cavalrymen in the Peitashan area of China's remote Slngiang province were reported to- day by Chinese sources. Peitashan was the center of fight- ,ng last spring when Outer Mon- golians invaded Slnglang in the out- ;rowth of a border incident. .The civil war front was quiet. A Team Of Eight Combines select individual windrows of cut grain as the 1947 wheat crop is gathered on the Dlckson Brothers farm near Gilby, N. D., in the famed Red River valley. In thc fore- ground are some of thc 17 trucks that carried thc grain to an elevator. The 160-acre field shown above yielded an average of 40 bushels to the acre. (A.P. Wircphoto to Thc FEDERAL FORECASTS For Wlnona and Vicinity: Fair tonight and Tuesday. Cooler to- night, low 58. Continued cool Tuesday, high 82. Minnesota: Fair tonight. Cooler central and south. Tuesday fair, slightly warmer extreme west. Wisconsin: Fair and cooler to- night. Tuesday fair with moderate temperatures. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 92; minimum, 74; noon, 84: precipitation, .01. Official observations for the 24 hours ending -it 12 m. today: Maximum. 80; minimum, 67: noon, 70; precipitation. .07; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. Bemidji 75 37 Denver 69 51 .01 lies Moines.......... 63 Duluth 80 50 International Falls. 73 45 Kansas City 97 70 1-54 Mpls.-St. Paul .....80 60 .13 Seattle 75 56 Phoenix 102 68 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Stage 24-Hr. Today Change Red Wing 2.S 0.0 ,ake City ............6.2 Reads ...............3.5 -fO.l Dam 4, T. W.........4.2 0.0 Dam 5. T. W..........2.6 0.0 Dam 5A, T. W........3.3 Winona S.4 Dam 6. Pool ..........10.0 Dam 6, T. W.........4.3 Dakota (C. P.) ........7.4 Dam 7, Pool ..........9.4 0.0 Dam 7. T. W..........2.0 Crossc 4.7 0.0 Tributary Streams Chippcwa at Durattd.. 1.08 umbro at Thcilman ..3.9 O.a Trcmpealeau at Dodge 1.2 -fO.3 Black at Nelllsville ...4.2 -13 flack nt Galcsvillc___2.1 ,a Crosse at W. Salem 3.6 -rO.2 loot at Houston 5.8 RIVER FORECAST (From St. Paul to Dam Ten) During thc next 36 hours, thero be very little change In the tages throughout this district, ex- ept for a slight fall of 3 foot at of dams nine and ten. No ate operation is contemplated.