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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Lljht tanliht fftldof) lllllt rhnnjfp In w INONA Ctrte Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUMF: 47, NO. 252 WINONA, MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 12. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Children in Garage Ask Underwear WAY buck, Ion time ago, turn oils editor wro to Virginia, mak Ing tt very clen that there wan Santa Glaus. W wish we cou Huoh n le tor In answer I the f ollowin that cixme In th mull today, roads: Dnar Oood "I am n girl eight years old. Mama anyn you wouldn't listen to me any more. Duddy Santa Clnu.1 wouldn't bo nt our house this yenr, bocuuso n month nito WB hud to movo from the house WP wore renting. Now wo live In n garotte dutldy fixed up and It RPtJi pretty cold, So daddy U going to buy paper for the wnlls and colling. "There ixro flvo of with mnma und daddy. Divddy works but there nre BO ninny to pay and our garngo to Ilx up, All my brother and I want lit some underwear or for our lean Ret so cold when wo go school. Mama keopB home from school mornlnKii because we KOC so far to go. "Please try and help us n little. I thank Santa Glaus every night tn my prayers. Don't tell j wroto to you." Alice, Children of many needy famlllo wrltr. letters to the Good Fellows an nually. Each of them, like tho on above, express tho fear that" the will be forgotten child on Christ mas day, The aim of tho Good Follows 1 to eliminate this fear and soe thk every child In every needy famll jew a gift on Christmas. You can a Oood Fellow an join in thU work of banishing thl fear by mailing or bringing oon trlbutlon to tho Oood Follows func or bring your contribution to The Oood Tho Ilepubll cnn-Herald, Minn. Be n Oood Fellow this ChrlstmM Enroll today, Be a Good Fellow following is a list of oontrl buttons to the Good Fellows fund tortatlon difficulties with tho rp- mark that It was not his Intent to rltlclzo tho rallroi His example of transporta- lon difficulty was n tank car of ol which left the Now Brighton stor- go center on December 1 destined or Mankato. but which has not been delivered to his knowledge. 'Prefer Taft to Henry Wallace Asserts Tho Democratic leadership gave up about ta last hope today that Henry A. Wallace could bo persuaded not x> endanger President Truman's 1348 election prospects by bolting running on a third party ticket, A cryptic "that's his privilege" was the retort of Senator Mc- Clruth (ft. chairman of tho Democratic national committee, to Wallace's Buffalo, N, assertion hat If It camo to a choice between Truman and Senator Tuft ho would vote for Taft. Prom tho Democratic orgnnlza- lon standpoint, this put Wallace, ormer vlco-prosldont and Boose- olt cabinet member, about as far oyond tho pale us ho can go wlth- ut actually announcing that he Inwelf Is going to run as an Inde- >ondent, At his Buffalo now conforonco cstortlny Wallace also mentioned Governor Thomas E, Dowoy of Now 'ork, another potential G.O.P, can- Idatn comparing 'ruman. him with Mr. 'I hcMtatn to say whether Downy n wrxlorod-down vnrtiion of Tru- mun or tho President watered- own version of ho said. Wallace's loft-hnndod ondorso- lont publicly greeted only with ughtor In tho Tnft camp. Tuft, an announced candidate ir tho O.O.P. nomination, was sll- nt himself. But there wore Indl- atlons his friends would have boon hotter pleased if Wallace had picked some ono else ns his favorite Re- publican candidate. Dcwcy Truman Meanwhile Dewoy declared last night the state of tho nation showj President Truman is "not com- petent to USD tho powers that have boon given him." Tho crack camo during a dinner horo attended by approximately 100 G.O.P. House members from somo 24 states. That was tho only direct quote from the governor's speech at tho prlvato gathering. A .source close to tho governor said that a check of tho attendance nhowcd that nil York's 28 House but ono of Republicans New wore proonnt for thn dinner, Tn addition, mamboi's of thn HOUNO from other states wore scon In- cluding Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. Wallace predicted today that Gen- eral Dwight D. Eluonhowcr would bo oloctod president If nominated by cither party next year. "Poaco will bo tho dominant Issue in Wallace told reporters. Louis Plans to Retire After Fighting Walcott New York Joo Louis, who Imost a year ago remarked ho anted to retire In KMB, was on roc- d today M saying ho plans to call after his return match with irscy Joo Walcott. "Lose, win or draw, tho fight with 'alcott In Juno Is my tho invywelght champion told a omo News reporter In an Intcr- ow In suite at an upper Mnn- ittnn hotel. Louli expressed confidence, how- over, that he would knock out Wal- cott tho next time. "I'll bo In better shape the'next Louis declared, adding that ho was "very, very weak" bout a week ago when ho in the won a disputed split decision. Joo said ho realized early In the fight that he waa not in shape when ho was unable to work up a sweat. Ho 214 said ho should pounds instead have weighed of 211 and blamed his poor condition, on the fact ho "dried out" too strenuously tho day before tho fight. Four in Car Not Hurt; Frosted Windows Blamed No one was injured but four elderly Augusta, Wia., persons were badly frightened in a train-car col- lision nt the Wlnona street crossing Republican Senate Committee Price Program Washington The Senate of the Milwaukee railroad at policy committee agreed a. today, the second accident at today M1 nnti.inflatlon program that B week nnd the polnted at voluntary action to re- fifth on Milwaukee road crossings In tho city in the last-three weeks. westbound engine struck the loft frchlT'ivhcel of the southbound car and knocked It off tho tracks, preventing damage to either the car or Its occupants. The train crew brought tho -train to stop about a half a block beyond the crossing. Driver of the cor was Charles Nehring, 08, Augusta, pas- sengers were his wife; his brothcr- 'lit-law, Edward Senske, and his wife, also of Augusta. They were coming to Wlnona for a visit with relatives, Couldn't Nohrihg said Stop Auto he saw the ap.r duce the cost of living. Details were withheld. Chairman Taft of the If It were day. 20 Killed in Memphis Area Plane Crash C-47 Bursts Into Flames, Slashes Through Trees Memphis, army C-47 plane burst into flames with a. flash seen two miles away and crashed into an open hillside near here shortly after dark last night, killing at least 20 persons and pos- sibly 21, The big craft slashed through a small wooded area within two miles of the Memphis Municipal airport, and twisted into a sage fleld, scat- tering bodies and wreckage over a quarter-mile path. Small trees were torn down. In one, a half-open parachute dangled. Twisted masses of metal hung on other limbs nnd dotted the ground. Colonel Donald K. Fargo, com- manding officer of the 4G8th forces base unit, announced thei death toll as possibly an-1 Laurel, Miss., has been chosen as the poster child for the 1948 March, of Dimes campaign. The thrcc- ycar-old youngster was stricken with polio in 1945 before ho learned to walk. He wears braces now, but is expected to regain full uso ol his legs. THE PRESIDENT ol the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Basil O'Connor, has announced that little Terry Tullos of other body In the wreckage. Names of the dead were withheld pending notification of relatives. An army spokesman said two were be- lieved to be Ncgj-oes, Fargo said the plane was based at Aberdeen, Md., and had made Its lost stop at El Paso, Texas, yester- day. It was returning Irom the West coast. G. V. White said he saw the plane explode and burst into flames from his home two miles away. 'It wasn't more than two seconds before it hit the ho said. Robert Hall, who lives about two and a half miles from the scene of the crash, said he heard the plane "laboring real, loud" and saw "a flash In the sky." Fargo would not speculate on the cause. The ceiling was reported at feet shortly after the crash. Hundreds of persons flocked to the scene near the Mississippi-Ten- nessee state line. The mutilated bodies were taken first to Kennedy Veterans hospital and then sent to prlvato funeral homes. A. B. Taylor, a county bridge fore- said jic.swy. "a. terrific flash that lighted up ihy whole yard as policy group said a statement of principles will be Issued tomorrow after It has been checked with the House Republican policy group and a conference of all G.O.P. members. He said he began to run to the scene, about a mile away. "When I got he related, "the plane was still burning and about seven or eight bodies were lying face down on the ground and scattered over preaching train when he was about G.O.P. ranks. Although Taft declined to din- about a half acre. Several worn cuss the G.O.P. proposals, he said T the statement would include three of four proposals which are a part of the House committee-approved Woloott bill. Democrats are organizing a drive to put some of President Truman's anti-inflation proposals Into the Republican measure, which already has come in for criticism from ten yards from the track. train, said the Wisconsin man, AvajyS Minority Leader Rayburn (Texas) about 20 yards away. He appHi his Nehrlng. car slid onto the tracks. Democrats Seek Amendments d a reporter that when the com- ilttee-approved WolcotL bill for untai'y cost of living action conies was not certain whether tlje. car. before tlio House next week Demo- had come to a complete stop" when crats will insist on debating pro- cedure under can offer many amendments." Although Rayburn himself has not said what amendments he has In mind, other Democrats left no doubt they will be the administra- tion bills Mr. Truman said he will send to Congress soon. To counter this attack, the G.O.P. leadership was said to be preparing to ask for action on the Wolcott bill under a suspension of House rules, a- parliamentary device which would bar amendments from the floor. tho train hit It. The loft front wheel of the 1827 model car was broken from Its wooden spokes and a wrecker was required, to move Jhe vehicle. The windshield of the car )vas clear but the remaining windows were frosted, police said. They noted that a small hole had been scraped In the 'rest on the'driver's window. Three Hurt Week Alt? Before this collision the most recent car-train crash was Monday afternoon at Grand street, an acci- dent blamed directly by police on deep ruts on the .crossing. A BOC- lon crew of tho Milwaukee railroad the crossings the next day. A week ago -today three persons were injured, one of them serious- ly, In a collision on Wlnona street, and no one was Injured in another at Grand street. tOn November 27 a truck driver was Injured at the High Forest street crossing. In squad cars have helped at least three motorists get off tracks. Two of those extrica- ilons were on tho Milwaukee rail- road. However, the latest, at 2 a, m. ,oday was off the tracks on Lafayette street near the river. New Branch V.A. Chaplain Named Fort Rev. Ed- mund W. Weber, Washington, was appointed chaplain director for branch eight of the Veterans ad- ministration, succeeding the Rev, Alf M. Kraabcl, who resigned to ac- :opt a call to an Oakland, Calif., ;hurch. Ho will supervise chap- ains In eight veterans hospitals in vllnnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas. burning and I turned them over and beat out the flames." The crash was the worst air dis- aster in this vicinity since Febru- ary 11, 1944, when an American air- Jlnes piano plunged into the Missis- sippi river 15 miles below Memphis and killed persons. of Labrador Crash Go to Hospital AVcstovcr Field, Mass. An army helicopter was poised for a second rescue flight from Goose Bay airfield today to pick up a second trio of survivors of an army trans- port command plane which crashed into a low hillside in the snow- covered Labrador wasteland. The six survivors of the crash which killed 23 others, were ex- pected to leave by air today for Walter Reed hospital, Washington, D. C. The first three rescued were flown ten miles from the scene of the wreck to the. Goose 'Bay hospital yesterday. One was quoted by an army offi- cer who flew back here last night from Goose Bay as saying the crash was "undoubtedly caused by power failure." ProsecutionUnder Lea Act Asked House la bor committee called on the Justlc department today for prosecution o "offenses In violation of the Lea which was designed to rcstrlc tliu activities of James C. Potrillo' American Federation of Musicians. In a report criticizing -what 1 called Petrillo's "tyrannical power, tho committee recommended also: 1. Consideration by tho justlco de partincnt of whether "too monopo llstlc practices of James Caesar Pe trlllo and the American Federation of Musicians are subject to prose cuttoii" .under the Sherman antl 2. That tho Taft-Hartley law be amended "so that monopolistic prac tlces by labor unions which, are In- jurious to the public Interest shal be forbidden." Tho committee did not specify how the act should bi amended. 3. That it bo made illegal for union to "license an employer to do business." 4. That persons or firms put on union's "unfair" lists be given the right of redress in federal courts. 5. That officers of unions be pro- hibited from calling strikes or work stoppages, such as Pctrlllo has threatened In the recording industrj December 31, 1947, until after an election and an affirmative vote of at least a majority of the employes In a plant or an industry. C. That safeguards be provided to prevent n, union and an employ- er from conspiring to evade" the Tart-Hartley act. and to allow re- covery of damages by workers de- prived of their Jobs by such Illegal acts. Maurice Rose Estate Was Minneapolis Rose 49, aide to the late Governor Floyd B. Olson who died last week, left an estate of instead of the at which It was previously estimated, a probate court petition revealed yesterday. A hearing was set for January 5 on the naming of Claude Bcddall. St. Paul, as gen- eral administrator of the estate. Edwin W. r.aulcy. right, special assistant to Army Secretary Kenneth Royall, talks with Senator Joseph C O'Mahoney left, ns the Senate appropriations committee today opened hearings on Paulcy's dealings In the grain market. At center Is Senator Elmer Thomas (AJP. Tho Republican-Herald.) Senate Committee Opens Probe 'Proper and Army Official Washington Edwin W. Paulcy testified today that he worse because lie sold his holdings in commodity futures alter taking over Ills post as special assistant to the Secretary of War. Reading a brief prepared state- ment to the Senate appropriations committee. Pauley said he has nine-tenths of his holdings and none of his army connections had been used. In his tradings. Pauley, whose last run-in with Congress brought about Harold Ickes' resignation from s. cabinet Job, yesterday was ordered by Chairman Bridges (R.-N. H.) to tell the committee about his grain deal- Ings. Pauley's statement to the com- mittee follows: 'At the time I accepted the posi- tion as special assistant to Secre- tary Royall I was the owner of certain futures and commodities. In accordance with the agreement made with Mr. Royall at that time I hnvc liquidated approximately 90 per cent of those commodities, re- ducing my holdings of grain from bushels to approximately bushels. Because of carrying out my agreement to liquidate, I am currently more than worse off than If I had retained the grain. 'I have not had any connection with or Information relating to any army transactions In listed com- modities. In fact, Mr. Royall In my presence Issued specific to my executive officer that in order to avoid possible embarrassment and complications that no matters which might oomo In the office rclatlnc to transactions in these Items would come to my attention but would be referred to others In the depart- ment. As a matter of fact. I not determined what to buy, or when lx> buy, anything for army during the time I with them and have not partici- pated in any transaction relating to- -aiiy 4rtd the nolc exception (hat in In- stance I passed on a controwny Between two bidders on a fish, con- ;ract." The former Democratic national (Continued on Pare 5. Column O PAULEY Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Wlnona and vicinity: Lijjxt snow early tonight, becoming partly cloudy and somewhat colder toward morning; low 12 In tho city, six to eight In the rural areas. Saturday partly cloudy to cloudy with change In temperature; high 22. Minnesota: Partly cloudy to- night with occasional light snoT southeast portion, Saturday partly cloudy, occasional snow north por- Jon. Little change In temperature. Wisconsin: Considerable cloudi- ness tonight and Saturday with. snow flurries extreme southeast por- tion tonight. Little change In tem- perature, EXTENDED FORECASTS Wisconsin and Tem- jeratures will average near normal. formal maximum 17 north to 3S south. Normal minimum two north Lo 17 south, little change till be- coming warmer Monday and colder Tuesday. Precipitation will aver- age one-tenth inch or less, occur- ring as frequent periods of light now or snow flurries, mostly In northern section Saturday or Sun- day with more general Know lite Monday and Tuesday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 25: minimum. 11: noon. 4; precipitation, .04 (snowfall one sun sets tonight at sun ises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pre. Bcmidji 14 Duluth 16 9 Los Angeles 65 Miami 78 73 Mlnncapoiis-St. Paul 15 12 Orleans 50 44 48 35 27 .62 .04 64 'he II' DAILY IUVKR BULLETIN Flood. Stftgo 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Dam 3. T.W Wing City Dnm 4, T.W Dnm 5, T.W Dam 6A, T.W Wlnona (C.P.) Dam 6, Pool Dnm 6. T.W 14 13 2.4 2.6 6.1 4.4 2.6 3.4 5.5 95 4.5 .1 .1 .1 DnkoU