Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
CLOUDY TONIGHT FAIR SUNDAY VELVET VOICE OF RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 163 WINONA, M NNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 27, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES H urncane Bktte rs Florid a Coast Highway 61 Relocation Approved by Burnquist Resumption of Lake Dredging Seen in Spring The Alsops Projects to Be Co-ordinated by State, Park Board The Minnesota attorney genera has approved the relocation of high- way 61 to the south side of Lake Winona and designation of that route now appears to be certain. The attorney general's approval, given to the commissioner of high- ways, paves the way for a joint city of Winona-highway department project. This joint project means 1. That the highway depart- ment will get relatively cheap fill for ,the new highway Gl roadbed on the south side of Lake Wi- nona. 2. That the city, through its park board, will be able to dredge Lake Winona deeper than if only city funds were available, and that the beautification of the lake, halted originally by the war, will undoubtedly get under way again next spring. 3. That the highway depart- ment, eventually, will develop a roadside park along the entire southern shore of the lake, pos- sibly similar to the development at the Minnesota -City under- pass. The announcement that Attor- "ney General J. A. A. Burnquist has) Foreign Policy Improves By Joseph and Stewart Alsop the avalanche of bad news from abroad, it is at least comforting to find a little good news here at home. The good news is that something has at last been done to restore the old close col- laboration between the State de- partment and the foreign policy leaders in Congress. And the good is also important news. For Rescue of 84 Off Sinking Sub Praised Hammerfest, Norway The of men from.tne exPlQ- sion-riven U. S. submarine Cochino b veteran Norwegian sailors tod a masterful fea8t of Most of the citizens of this North Cape town, seafarers among them, turned out in rain and wind to welcome the survivors and the men of the submarine Tusk, who! saved them from death when the I Telephone Poles And Lines Lie In A Jumble along this street in a residential section of West Palm Beach, Florida, after a violent hurricane passed over last Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) laboration on foreign policy, occurred early this year, has con- Seven men were lost. There were tributed to the growing civilian technician aboard the of American abroad. j Cochino and six of the Tusk's com- The key man in the new arrange- plement. ment is Senator John Foster Dulles, who would have been Thomas E. Dewey's secretary of state if Dew-1 They praised Commander Robert ey had been elected. Dulles is the L. R, Woithington of Oakmont, middleman in an elaborate skipper of the Tusk, for his Norwegian sailors know the power of those winds and waters. play. The foreign ;policy ball thrown by the State department approved the relocation ment. presented by Commissioner of High-' ways M. J. Hoffman, was made here Friday by C. W. Siebrecht, president! if the board of park commissioners. In a letter to Mr. Siebrecht, O. L. Kipp, assistant department commis- sioner and chief engineer writes: Justified to Proceed "While Commissioner Hoffman has not yet issued an order estab- lishing this trunk highway on the proposed new location you would Dulles, and by him to Senator Ar- thur Vandenberg, who throws it back along the same route. Confers Regularly Dulles confers regularly with Sec- retary of State Dean Acheson, Am bassador-at-Large .Philip Jessup, Assistant Secretary State Dean Sush, and other policy-making'of- ficials. He then confers in turn with Vandenberg arid other Repub- ican leaders, and reports back their views to the State depart- skill in maneuvering that alongside when a second craft blast aboard the Cochino made it evident! she was c'.oomed. Despite the danger of buckled plates, informed souces said Worth- ington moved in close enough for the Cochino's men to jump to the Tusk's narrow deck. Minutes later, the Cochino went down. Colonel Kai Rasmussen, TJ. S, mili- tary attache in Norway, said the two explosions on the Cochino oc- curred ten minutes apart. They were believed to be in the battery room. The two submarines, together G.A.R. Opens Final Meet at Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis, Carl Frank Gets Sewer Contract By Adolph Bremcr Winona's former city engineer, Carl W. Frank, held out a saving to the city last night, but the city least most of the This triple play is necessary tht ,ai5d Corsair' were on childish but compelling reasons.I cold-water training maneuvers off Norway, an American ally under the North Atlantic pact. The Cochino was one of the United States' new- est supersubmarines. She was equip- ped with the Snorkel breathing de- vice which enabled her to stay un- der water for long periods. The Tusk's six men who were lost were washed from a rubber boat. Rochester'Doctor' Arrested in K. C. Relations Committee resented Vandenberg's intimate partnership in making foreign pol- icy. The White House also disliked Vandenberg's role, since it detract- ed from President Truman's .lus- ter. The State department is less independent of the White House than in the past, and it rather nat- now be justified in proceeding fears Connally's wrath, since arrangements which are co-operation is essential, plated by your park board. I Thus the bi-partisan system has "Agreement with this .depart-1until recently been allowed to fall ment covering proposed disuse for construction of a pdrtion The new system of using Dulles trunk highway No. 61 on its newj (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) I location with material dredged from i La'ie Winona fill will be prepared! and. submitted to you for execution by the proper city officials as soon as the order establishing the high-! way on its new location has been issued." The letter was greeted with en- thusiasm by President Siebrecht and also by Mayor Cy Smith Said the president, "This is what we've been waiting Tor, and I cannot conceive of any reason why dredg- ing of the lake won't be resumed Rochester, Minn. City police have arrested a Kansas First Appointment Board Scheduled To Meet Monday Preparations have been completed for meetings of' special boards of appointments from two Winona ;en ior. f county districts which will meet Members of the park board meti M, early next spring." The mayor said the letter was "wonderful news. That's what we've been for." ment of the Grand Army of the Republic 82 years ago, today rolled out the welcome mat for the last gathering of Union veterans. A half dozen of the surviving 16 members of the G.A.R. are expect- ed which be- .affilia- ted groups with a membership of about also are to meet Sunday through Wednesday. Two of the Civil war veterans are coming by air. One of them, Charley Chappel, 102, of Long Beach Calif., senior vice-command- er, says he'll be "proud to be the last commander." The second is James A, Hard, 108, Rochester, N. Y. Hard has said he favors another encampment next year, but indica- ted he would not push the matter. The G.A.R. last year amended its rules and regulations to make the 1949 meeting at Indianapolis the last. Theodore Penland, 100, of Port- land, Ore., national commander-in- chief, is expected to arrive by spec- The council by a 6-3 vote grudgingly awarded Frank, now city engi- neer at Charles City, Iowa, a contract for sewer and water main construction. As a matter of fact, when the deed was done, First Warder Loyde declared, "I'm sick to my stomach." He and Second Warder Henry V. Parks decltoed'to'vote-either for-or against the awarding of the con- tract to the former city engineer, whose application for reappoint-jLeglon activity gets Eight Forty Women Meet Philadelphia American ment was rejected this spring his own strenuous opposition. rolling today with women of the 'Alderman-at-Large Joseph Krierj Eight and Forty inaugurating the ial train later today. Albert low only fty voted a clear no. Outspoken Critic Said Alderman Pfeiffer, most out- spoken of the three Frank critics: "The only reason Carl is bidding is to embarass the council. I have absolutely no confidence in the man." All the work will be in his ward. Mr. Frank embarassed the council this way: At the bid opening last night, on four separate projects, he was the low bidder on three of them, and on the fourth project he was sec- four jsix days of reunion, funmaking, pa- rades and serious discussion. The Eight and Forty is the honor organization of the Legion's ladies auxiliary. It's full Sou- last night with the city council, and was next week to select successors to 3S3TS L the commissioners'will be made bJ' appointment boards the west and north shores of 01 the lake in the west end. Mr. Siebrecht hoped that the board can either secure a contractor with two small, dredges or one large one "to up the project, since is has comprising township chairmen and village mayors from districts four and five, formerly represented on :ounty board by Fred Roberton William K. Beach. Roberton put off so long." The park board president also told the aldermen that the board does not want to acquire more lands for park purposes.in the dredging. Said he, "We have enough parks for maintenance now: we're spend- ing enough of the city's money for that." He wants to. make the lake bigger and deeper in the west end and improve private property, but be- lieves the owners should contribute to the cost. The "arrangements" to which Mr. Kipp refers to are Inese: Informally the highway department and the and Beach each resigned from the posts earlier this week preceding their arraignment on charges of ac- cepting bribes in connection with certain county board transactions. Beach's will serve intil January, be chosen at a board' of appointment meet- ing in the commissioners room of the county court house here at 10 a, m., Monday. Township chairmen who are scheduled to serve on the district five board include Erwin Dickson, Dresbach chairman; Hallie Bobo, New Hartford; William Witt, Pleas- ant Hill; Arnold Voss, Richmond; city of Wincna, through the parkjLewis Keller, Wilson, and Otis Les- board, have agreed that the con- struction of the relocated portion of highway Gl and the dredging of both ends oi the lake will be co- ordinated. The department, supple- lie, Wiscoy. Serving on the district four board of appointments which will meet at 10 a. m., Wednesday, will be Albert Marin, Hart; M. K. Boyum, menting the park board plans for Fremont; Gordon Cocker, Sarato- the lake, will inform the city John D. Bergler, Warren; Wil- liam Neldner, Utica; Emil Gremels- bach, mayor of the village of Lew- iston, and Joseph Herrick, mayor of the village of Utica. County Auditor Richard Schoon- over pointed out, however, that sev- eral of these township chairmen may be candidates for the commis- sioners' posts and therefore would not be eligible to sit on the board of appointment. In such cases where the" town it wants till for the new highway. Then the city will advertise for bids and award the contract subject to the approval of the highway de- partment, ths depaitment to pay for that portion of the dredging which 'S 'used as tiie fill for the new highway. This agreement applies only to the area where the new highway parallels the lake, but the reloca- tion, now approved by Burnquist, extends from Mankato avenue to Minnesota City. Mr. Siebrecht said today that ths board. In resuming its interrupted (Continued on Page 7, Column 7.) HIGHWAY 61 chairman is ineligible for the ap- pointment board because of his candidacy for the commissioner's position, the town board will select a person to attend the board of appointment meeting. WIILI mcj' Bay uao auniiuocu imviug stolen and other articles to arrive by train this afternoon. posing as a doctqr in a' Joseph Clovese, 105, Pontiac, hospital several days the last encampment will be A watch stolen from a patient first. Clovese, the only surviving the Kahler hotel was found in member, will arrive tomor- suspect's possession. Police by train. fied the man as Verne Barrett, 102, Princeton, of Garden City, Kansas, A surgeon's cap and gown which had been stolen was returned to is coming by automobile. Clovese, Hard, Barrett and Chappel hospital by jinail yesterday expected Sunday. Stewartville, services Sunday after- E A grand larceny warrant was will be the first session. Spec- sued here, and Bartholemeu is to ceremonies will be held Monday returned to Rochester early the sale of the G.A.R. com- stamp. Senators Hail i In Defense By Edwin B, Washington Economy-minded senators congratulated selves today on a slash in defense "the biggest duction in any one bill in the history of our The words were those of Senator Elmer Thomas who guilding a multi-billion dollar military money bill through the The huge cutback ordered by the 1 Senate yesterday included restore a former military ban items use of oleomargarine for A cut of in approved funds for Army, Navy and Air Force spending during the 12 months which began July 1; and a reduction in .money that both chambers had earlier approved for stockpiling critical A move by Senator Dougla's (D-H1.) to chop adlitional .millions from the bill by sending it back to the appropriations committee with instructions toj slice it further. Challenge The reductions must be yesterday's debate only by the House, where some serious challenge was raised already were protesting the economy drive. That slashes in funds for the Air on the cutback in Air Force Action Although senators worked House had allowed enough past their usuaifcuitting time and contract -authority to ex- night they stiUWiled to the air arm from 48 combat action on the huge military to 58., The Senate cut it back to 48, but only after Sen- As it came from the House Knowland (R-Calif.) had contained As it a rollcall vote. today it carried about of the Senate action brought immediate protest from Repre- These are the remaining Mahon who to be fought out in the Senate the bulky military bill the House. He will head 1. An attempt by Senator 'conferees when they meet an and aiong list of Senate spokesmen to adjust ocrats and Republicans to later. President Truraan to chop propose to stand pat on the five to ten per cent off all group Air Mahon said. funds that Congress votes this powerful Air Force, he declared, 2. An effort by Senator Wiley the greatest stabilizing factor for Wis.) and other dairy state peace. totaled lower than his nearest Gjellefald Construction Company, which has been working on sewer Homes Lost; Cost Millions In Huge Gale Stuart, tremen- dous Atlantic hurricane caused damage estimated at more than today and left more than 500 persons homeless. Four northbound trains halt- ed by a washout under a bridge continued on their way after temporary repairs were com- pleted. Three sections of the niile- long Jensen bridge leading to Fort Sewall were ripped out by hanger and beacon were flat- tened at the airport. John M, Law, manager of the Stuart branch of the Florida, Power and Light Company said damage to his concern was be- tween and Six persons received Injuries but no deaths were recorded. George Hironimous, chairman of the Red Cross disaster unit here, estimated more than 500 were homeless. He said the damage ranged all the way from shingles and tiles blown off roofs to complete demolition. Police said there had been no looting as far as they knew and planned to ask) the American Legion to help patrol debris lit- tered streets front of shat- tered shop windows. U. S., Britain, Canada Open Economic Talks By John M. Hightower Washington The United States, Britain and Canada opened j preliminary talks on Britain's eco- nomic crisis today. The conferences at the State de- about ten days. Then" full' scale negotiations among the three governments will be opened, Officials and technical experts of the three countries met in a fifth floor conference room at the State department with Undersecretary of State Webb presiding. Sir Henry Wilson Smith, second secretary of the British treasury, headed the British group, and Nor- man Robertson, secretary of the Hundreds Left Homeless in Storm's Wake Death Toll Low In Early Reports From Areas Hit Miami, A devastating tropical hurricane left hundreds homeless and caused property dam- age estimated at many millions of dollars today as it swirled across Florida to the gulf. The storm cut a wide swath of destruction on its way across the peninsula after pounding the east. coast and searing the Lake Okee- chobee region. It swept through Florida's rich citrus oelt and was last reported by the Weather bureau over Pasco county on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico above Tampa. Stuart Bed Cross disaster officials reported at least 500 homeless in the east coast city. At West Palm Beach the Red Cross estimated more than of the city's homes had been damaged. The baseball park grand- stand collapsed. Guardsmen Patrol Area Two companies of National Guardsmen, patrolled the streets to prevent looting of stores whose windows had been smashed. West Canadian cabinet, the Canadian tique des Huit Chapeaux et Qua- rante Femmes stands for eight! The State department issued an hats and 40 women. 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux (40 and a men's group dedicated to Fun and Honor. This name originated after World War I. It refers to French boxcars which bore the legend: 40 hommes et 8 chevaux, meaning that it could hold 40 men and eight horses. Mrs. Leo C. Colton, Maplewood, contracts here for more than a year n, J., le chapeau nationale (presi- jannouncement which said: YtV toe'women's' counterpart of! "Technical and fact finding dis- the Legion's famed La Societe desjcussions concerning the dollar earning problem opened today be- tween representatives of the United But in addition, Mr. Frank offered dent) of the Eight and Forty, opens the two-day meeting of her a two per cent reduction if he was) group today. That starts the speech- awarded the contracts for all four j ing in earnest. Record Hurricane Miami, U. S. Weather bureau said today this hurricane would "compare with the great hurricanes of the past." "It was a severe Storm Forecaster Leonard Par- due reported. Highest wind recorded by in- struments in the past in Florida was 155 miles per hour at Hills- fcdro Light in the 1947 storm, he said. Gusts of winds op to 130 miles per hour were reported In the storm which strept over Florida today. Palm Beach Sheriff John P. Kirk said they were needed to curb van- dalism in the city's badly hit busi- ness district. A numoer of bridges were impass- able because of washouts and wind damage. Florida East Coast and Atlantic Coast line service to the north halt- ed at Stuart and four trains Tvere reported stalled this side of St. Lucie bridge. Two bridges were impassable around Lake Okeechobee. But the States, the United Kingdom andjlake jtself-big "killer of 'the 1928 Canada at the Department of State. These discussions will be followed by a conference at the ministerial level opening on September 7. "Mr. James E. Webb, undersec- retary of state, will head the United States delegation during the pre- liminary discussions. Mr. Willard L. Thorp, assistant secretary of state for economic affairs, Mr. Wil- Iliam McChesney Martin, Jr., as- projects. Since he did get all four, The 40 and 8 begins its four-day isistant secretary of the treasury, (Continued on Page 4, Column 4.] CARL FRANK WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and cooler tonight; low 60. Sunday fair and pleasant; high 82. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 96; minimum, 69; noon, 82; precipitation. .30; sun sets to- night at 6; 52; sun rises tomorrow at i Additional weather on page 10. Runaway Boxcar, Tankcar Roll Through Rochester Rochester, Minn. runa- way Chicago Great Western boxcar and tankcar rolled half way through Rochester Thurs- day afternoon, across ten un- guarded crossings, and stopped when they hit another C.G.W. boxcar. The two cars apparently broke loose from a switch-en- gine in Oil City about p.m. They rolled north, across .Third avenue SE, Twelfth street SE, 9th street, Fourth, Third, Sec- ond and First streets SE, east Center, First and Second streets NE. There they collided with an empty boxcar near the old mill. Nobody was injured, though men had been at work in the car that was struck. There is a slight downgrade along the two-and-a-quarter mile stretch of track. conclave tomorrow with Harold J.jand Mr. Richard M. Bissell, Jr., Riley, of Detroit, chef de chemin I assistant deputy administrator of de fer (president) extending Economic co-operation admin- 'istration, are other members of the United States delegation. They will be assisted by advisors from other ings to some delegates and al- ternates. Approximately 600 delegates and alternates will attend the Eight and Forty meetings. like a lamb as the hurricane swept past. U. S. Army engineers said water was well below the danger leveL That took the pressure off at the start. Stuart reported six casualties and Fort Pierce two. The only death to dace was the swimmer drowned off Miami yesterday. The Palm Beaches were hard hit, but so was Belle Glade, on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobe, where damage was estimated at more than by towa offi- cials. Damage Widespread Up and down the "gold coast" from Hollywood to Vero __, AAUiil V departments and agencies of the 'stretch of 120 storm left government." Al'ani f Arrow Marks Path Of Hurricane across Florida's east coast and toward the Gulf of Mexico into which it headed this afternoon, with a return to the Apalachicola-Tallahassee area predicted. Force of the hurricane was felt in shaded areas around core of arrow. Lake Okeechobee, Bartow, Plant City and Lakeland, underlined, were interior communities its its path. Storm warnings were dis- played along the west coast from Fort Myers in the south to Pana- ma City iin the Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) houses unroofed, trees uprooted, shrubbery torn to ribbons. Gales of 60 to 75 miles per hour covered the north and central por- tions of the peninsula and strong winds m squalls extended south to the keys. The storm may turn to a more northerly course in the next 12 hours', the Weather nureau said. The great disturbance was tagged as "still ;i very dangerous storm" after boiling up from the Atlantic, strik- ing the east coast and whistling over Lake Okeechobee. The U. S. Weather Bureau in Miami issued the following hurri- cane advistory at 10 a. m. (C.D.T.) today; Lower warnings at 10 a. m. (C.D.T.) (.n the east' coast south of Melbourne and around Lake Okee- chobee. Change to southeast storm warnings Melbourne to St. Augus- tine. The hurricane center was near latitude 28.6 north' and longitude 82.9 west, or about 50 miles north northwest of Tampa at 10 a. m., moving in a northwesterly direction about 16 miles per hjour. 70-Mile Winds Strongest winds are about 70 miles per hour, with some gusts a little higher. Northwestward movement with a slow turn to ft more norther- ly course is expected today. It may regain some force I over the ex- treme northeastern Gulf of Mexico and precaution against hurricane wind is advised in the Apalachee Bay region. The hurricane left a great path strewn with unroofed houses, top- pled towers, broken'trees, disrupted communications. Streets were litter- ed with debris. Only one death was attributed to the Andrew Jonkman, 20, drowned at Miami as he tried to swim ashore after purposely sink- ing his sailboat to protect it from the storm.