Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER ttlr with Hill. FM IS COMING nun your new radio can receive 1C VOLUME 47, NO. 261 Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 23? Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Christmas Near, Funds Still Needed It Is never too Inte to bo R Good Tellow. SnntA Clans and his Ocod rcllow aro always ready to bring Joy to needy children on Chrlufnas and stny on thr Job until last stocking Is filled each Christmas. So if you have not mndo your con- tribution to the. Good Follows this year, U is not too Into. There Is (itlll time to mall or brlnK It to Thr Good Krllows, The Ilrtitibllonn-HcrnUI, WInprin, Minn. a Good Fellow this Christmas, Be a Good Fellow The following IK a list of oontrlbu tlons thn Good Fellows fund to dittr: IVrvlnmly llnteil .......I2.fl88.JR T. I.. Dunn S.OO Sunday nchool, Wearer. Minn................ S.OO A friend Junior Chmn- of C'ommeroe 2.00 J.ZS A. nrown...... K.OO Krlmila 2.W> Curolyn Uorolhy.. Nutlnnnl nnd Hunk oflloerii Knit Hill? llurmelfiler Hilly Kltter 1.00 Hitter......... 1.00 Inxurnncr 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 Rurmoml Muwrll Durltl JefTry Oil..................... A friend, J'rculon, III.. A friend.............. tt.7HG.BJ nnrt and oven boon. Mr. and Mm. fouler clothing. Mm. Itrwln, Fountain City of rlothlnir, Junlmlre nnrt I'erjry flnthlnjr, Weather FKDKKAL XOKKCAKTU Wlnonn and vicinity: 1'alr with little change In tempornlurfl tonight; lowest 10. Increasing cloudiness Wednesday with riding temperature; highest 30. Minnesota: Partly cloudy south and mooUy cloudy north tonight and Wednesday, with occasional light snow northeast and extreme north. Hot so cold northwent and extreme north tonight, Klslng Wednesday. Wisconsin: Partly cloudy and cold- er tonight, Wednesday mostly, cloudy with occasional light snow extreme north. Somewhat warmer west. WKATHKK Official observations for the 14 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 30; minimum, 7: noon, 38; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night nun rises tomorrow KXT1CXDKD FORECASTS Minnesota-Wisconsin Tempera- will average four to sovon do- above normal. Normal maxi- mum 17 In the northern sootlon to 33 In the southern, Normal mini- mum two below In tho north to 18 nbove In the south. Warmer Wednesday. change Thurs- day, Colder In the north section Friday. Little change Saturday. Warmer Bundny, A tow brlof periods of light r.now in northern section Wednesday and Friday Is tho only preelpltnUon Indicated In tho noxt five days. KLSKWIll'.HK Mln. 83 20 an .01 20 10 .0 no fi2 rti 11 Chlf RKO 3.1 Denver......... 'I-' DTK Molne.i..... 'M Ouluth 34 Int. Fulls....... 15 Knn.r.n< City Mlnml........ MplH.-Ht. I'uul Now Orlriiiid York Krnttlr Phwnlx WnnhlriKlnn Kdninnliiii 211 Gil 40 50 44 30 17 .10 PAII.V KlVIIll IVDI.I.KTIN Rpfl W1I1K City Flood 34-lfr. Today M 2.4 li! 4. T. W, DIIIII ,V T W. Uim f.A, T. W, Wltiorm Diim Pix.l Dnm B. T. W. Dukotti T. Dnm 7, T. W. Lft Cro.w 5.3 0.4 4.4 7.4 U.I 3.1 4.H .1 Tributary Htrewmn Chlpprwn lit Duniiul. Il.fl JSumbro lit. 3.0 ,2 Iluffnlo nbove Almu... 2.8 -2 Trrmpfnlnui lit txxlgr t.fl Black at Cmle.tvllte... 3.0 .3 Crowe lit W. Snlcm 1.6 .0 Hoot at Houston 0.0 ,1 RIVKK FOICKCAHT (From to Clutlenbenr, There will bo no rnnterlul change In the rlvrr stiiKrs for several (lays, Trainman Killed in Morris Wreck Panama Refuses U. S. Defense Sites Celebration Touched Off By Decision Continued Use of 14 Military Planned Panama, Pana- ma's National assembly unanimous- ly refined Monday night to ratify iilgnod agreement giving the United States the right to lease and man 14 mllltory and Airfield sites as de- fonso bases for the Panama ca- nal. The assembly's action' took tho form of ft fliit rejection of tho pact and seemed to close the door to fu- ture negotiation. Informed sources here expressed belief the Issue might wind up In the lap of the United Nntlona or some interna- tional arbitration tribunal. Cheer The rejection, voted 81 to 0, touch- ed off a wild celebration In the cap- ital. Thousands of persons marched through the streets shouting glee- fully: "It did not In the midst of the demonstrators was former Foreign Minister Rloardo J. Al- faro, who resigned December B be- oausn of opposition to tho pact. Alfaro's successor, Worenolo Aro- Mmenn, Monday a few hours before tho assembly voted, because of his party's opposition to the agreement, Tho situation now apparently re- vortfl to the status of September 1. 1048, when Panama notified tho United Btfttw that a 1043 agreement authorizing the leasing of Panama canal wartime defense sites hud ex- pired, The United States argued then that 1043 agreement was effec- tive until year the treaty with Jupwi been signed. Panama contended the "one yew after" clause meant' a yenr mfter General MucArthur's signing of the Japanese surrender. Deellnee Comment (The TJ. 0. State department hi Washington declined- comment on. the Panama assembly's action and officials said no decision would be taken on future steps until Wash- ington receives formal notice of the rejection. (Diplomatic said the re- jection does not mean the United States will have to evacuate the bases Immediately, since this coun- try still holds to Its original Inter- protntlon of the 1042 the agreement continues until year after it "definitive" peace treaty with Japan Is signed. (Despite tho U. S, interpretation, however, negotiations were insti- tuted 10 months ago for ft new agreement concerning 14 of the moro than 100 forces occupied on Panama's soil during tho wnr, The negotiations were un- dortfikon specifically to avoid a wrlnglo.) Tho United States owns the Pan- ama Canal which splits the Ilopubllc of Panama In two. Tho de- fense sltoii in question, Including tho big Rio Hato air baso, are nil on Panama soil. U. S. Will Continue to Use Bnsei WunlilnKton officials said today Government tho United States will continue to use 14 mili- tary ba.nos in Panama for defense of thn Cimal Zonn donplto rejec- tion by tho Panamanian assembly of it now loaning agreement. Iloforo taking any further action, thoy snlcl. this country will await: 1, Tho outcome of tho presidential election In Panama noxt May 0. 2. Any now movos by Panama, Coolerator Renume Operation Uuliilh, at tho Coolerator Company plants hero rosumocl today following a two- wwik temporary nhutdown because of shortage of stool. Approximately 1.160 arc engaged lit tho West Dllluth and Now Duluth plants of tho firm, John H, Gan7.er, presi- dent, said, In tho manufacture of rofrlKorntorit and freracnt. Opera- tions arc on a otic-shift basis. Disease Los Angeles Angeles A mysterious 'virus X" has xtrlckon ono of every ten persons In Los Angolos during the last six wooks, reports City Health Officer Dr. George M. Uhl. IIo said more than cases have boon reported, but there havo and children boon no fatalities, It has hit adults equally. Victims suffer from chills nnd fovor, cramps, nausea and pains. Wisconsin Tax On Liquor, Wine Upheld Supreme Court Reverses Ruling on Stocks on Hand Madison, Wiscon- sin Supremo court, in an unanimous decision today, upheld the state tax Imposed by-the 1947 legislature on floor stocks of liquor and wine. The court's decision overruled a previous finding by circuit Judge Edward J, Gchl that the floor stocks tax was illegal. Gehl's decision had been made in a test case brought by Robert D, Berlowlti of West Bend, a tavern man, who contended that the legislature never intended the tax to alTect floor stocks. The tax, with proceeds intended for veterans housing in Wisconsin, already has yielded about It is calculated to raise over a two-year period. Tavern men throughout the state' had opposed imposition of the new tax on floor stocks held by them at Uio tlmo of enactment. The law In clloet doubles tho pres- ent stale tax on liquors and winei. In arguments before the court last month Bcrlowitz's attorney, Fred D. Wright, claimed the tax was an ex- cise tax on the commodity to be paid only by tho wholesaler or manufacturer. II the legislature in- tended the tax to apply stocks, Wright declared, Sand Scooped Out Of River in Hunt For Weckler Girl Blue Hlver, Wta. Twenty truckloads of sand were scooped from the Wisconsin river bottom in a fruitions search yesterday for the body of Georgia Jean Weoklur Mon- day. The wand was excavated with a laVRO clam bucket and was sifted thoroughly in tho hopcH of flndlnK thn remains of the olRht-year-old Fort Atkinson farm girl. Rlchland County District At- torney Loo P. Lownlk said he was "getting discouraged" but indicated tho work would continue until It definitely wn.i established tho body could not bo found, "Wo probably will drag the rlvcv from bank to Lownlk de- clared. Tho oxcuvallonii worn can-led out at the point where Duford Sonnett, convicted rapist-slayer, indicated ho had thrown tho body of tho Rlrl. Jefferson County District Attorney PranclM Garlty has related that Bennett had admitted kidnaping the girl. Hid statement said this girl died of an overdose of sleeping pills, Onrlty anscrtod. Youths Turned Over to Albert Lea Police Wttlo Falls, Minn. Two 10-year-old youths who found free lodRlng in the Jail here were taken back to Albert police cus- because of a heel print and a police officer's memory. When the boys, both from Albert Lea, appeared at tho station Night Captain Rohland Martin believed ho recognized ono of them from a Juvenile case here two years ago, Ho learned their names and, after putting them to bed, called Albert Lea police. Ho was told authorities there were looking for a pair who had broken into an Implement store and cafe, Best clue was the print of a heel with an unusual design, Martin checked tho boys' shoes, found ono wore heels matching the description ho had beon given, Ques- tioned, tho boys admitted the Albert Lea brcaklns. GREETINGS of many of tht btuineu lioiues of Wtnona and vicinity are one of tlie features of tMi evening's You, will want to reaa them jnaiapet. particularly of the concerns whicli you have patronised during the to 'for your convenience an Index ol them on. Pane S tonight. A consiacraole number of similar aooil will meuagcii will al.io appear in WcO.- nr.siluy'ii Republican-Herald; watch jor them. Truman's Economic Council Warns Lower Prices Needed to floor _____t ____ _ 'it would specific changes in exist- ing statutes." Assistant Attorney General Har- old H. Persons'told the court the law specifically stated it was an oc- cupational tax "upon tho sale, ex- change, offering or exposing for sale or exchange, having in possession with Intent to soil or exchange, or removal for consumption, exchange or sale of Intoxicating liquor and wines." Persons argued that tavernkeep- ers must pay tho tax and then sue to get their monsy back: Suits al- ready have been, started by tavernkeepcrs, he added, and the state can not be restrained as it has been in the Berlowitz case. Judge Gehl's order restrained the state from collecting the tax on Berlo- wltz's floor stocks. The court also rulcd that the Santa Puzzled On This One Ham Here's one that broka Santa. Clam' back: Nine-year-old Dobby wan tod brother for Christmas, his letter to Superior Judge Georgia. Bullock, adoption mag- istrate, aald. "I seen In the paper when you gave Iltth boys and girls wrote Bobby. "Yon don't know bow bad I want a brother. If I can't ret a. boy, I will a little sister." Judge Bullock referred the re- quest to Bobby's parents. Reporter Pleads In Vain to Halt Woman's Suicide policemen and a Chicago Times photographer sped to the hotel apartment of Mrs. Pa- tricia Brody Monday after she had telephoned the Times and said she was goinn to commit suicide. While the policemen wore en route to the home of the 3C-year-old di- vorcee, a reporter at the Times talked to Mrs. Brody for 20 minutes plcadliiK with her not to kill her- self. He talked of Christmas, of new hope that might come with the new year, of God's mercy, of the 11-year-old adopted daughter she had mentioned. Several times during the- tele- phono conversation she threatened to break tho connection and Jump from her third floor window. Each time the reporter coaxed her out of it. "I have troubles there's nothing to live she told him. She hung up when tho police and Photographer John Arabtoko ar- rived. She told the officers, "Go away, I don't want any policeman." They left and Arablnko stayed. When she double locked the door Arablnko began to unlock... It. He told Mrs; Brody.the policemen would send a police riatron to help her. "I was talking to her all the time, I Arablnko said, "But I can't seem to remember what I said. My mind seemed to be all filled up with wife, our two kids, the presents at home, and everything." Suddenly, Arablnko said, she darted to a window and quickly threw It open. Arablnko attempted to grab too late. She Underground Tallahassee, Fla. The con- crcgatlon of the Tallahassee Heights Methodist church hasn't got a com- plete house of worship but it has laid a Rood foundation. The church had 64 organizers who managed to raise enough money to begin construction. However, funds ran out when only the basement Imd been completed. So tlio church goers simply roofed the basement and now hold services in it while working towards finishing their ihurch. Washlngton A renewed White House pica for many Industries to lower prices and trim profits wont out to business today together with urglngs for a long-range policy of real price Truman's three-man council of economic advisers declared in its second annual that today's hlRh-lovcl economy can __L bo supported by nrtl-i flclnl props through 1048 or loiiRcr." But businessmen should look ahead, the report cautioned, to times when abnormal export and military demands, pent-up short- ages and bad crops no longer buoy up the market. Hence the council said, businessmen now should seek a pattern of prices and production that will maintain a ".stable equili- brium of a high production econ- omy" _ in other words, prosperity without booms and busts. "Real price the council asserted, "means the lowest price consistent with a fair return In a Htablu economy, rai.her than Uio hlglioHl; price t.haf. llic l.mlllc will bear In an unusable economy." Tho presidential picked tho housing industry as perhaps "the best illustration of the need for keener market analysis, and for a much more realistic pricing, so that maximum production may be sus- tained." "While we are now producing housing at an extremely high rate, measured by any prewar standards, this production is concentrated al- most entirely on meeting the needs or desires of those lu the upper in- come the council report- ed. To the extent that homes for poorer families are being erected, it wont on, tho cost; is so dispropor- tionate to income that "economic problems" some day will confront tho home-buyer. Thus tho price pattern "docs not augur well for sus- tained high levels of housing pro- duction when tho twin luxury mar- ket in saturated." As far a "stable equilibrium" of income and values general- ly, the council said this cannot be attained by merely pressing for "productlo'n, more production and still more production. "It seems clear that in reaching this equilibrium ninny industrial prices must come down, at least in relation to other prices. "Many rates of profit must sub- side while reasonable profitability is established in other areas. Gross discrepancy in the wage structure must be rectified." For stable prosperity, the report said, "We must in future have much higher consumption in all the lower and middle ranks. The small number of the well-to-do will not bo able to absorb the possible out- put of consumers' goods." Tho council was created by the employment act of HMO and is made up of Edwin G. Noursc, chairman, Leon H. Keyscrling and John, D. CluTk. board falls to tn.ko action even tho company Involved Is engaged in interstate commerce. The high court ruled that the state board had power to conduct! arcaway below. She was dead. Arablnko wont to tho alley, made a photograph of her body and called his office. Telephone Corporation, which had denglnaled the Wisconsin Telo- phone Guild as the bargaining agent for traffic and plant work- ers. It reversed an order of Circuit Judge R. S. Cowle, who held that the national board's power preclud- ed that of the state group. The case is an involved one which brings in the international broth- erhood of electric workers local D53, A.F.L., the Guild, the company and Uio .slate board. The supreme court hold that be- cause the federal board had' not exercised its power the state board could act. ICTi Truman Foregoes Press Conference Tru- man decided today to forego his usual weekly news conference tills Thursday. Said Press Secretary Charles O. Ross to the white House reporters: "That is your Christmas gift." Philippine Revenues Up Philippine gov- ernment's revenues for the first four months of the llscal year Increased nearly 50 per cent or more than over the some period lost year to a record 10-Year-Old Boy Walks From Hospital Into 2 Christmas, Birthday Celebrations Pittsburgh Home from the hospital after being bedfast for eight years, ten-year-old Jimmy Ciirrlck today walked into two Christmas and birthday celebra- 1045 and an- other Yule only two days off. When Jimmy, official mascot of the navy's seabees, entered his home he found the Christmas tree glowing und most of the dining room floor covered with an accumulation of presents, "Who does that belong he asked when he saw an electric train gliding around the tree. "Everything here belongs to declared Ills lather, Louis Carrlck. Jimmy's eyes beamed behind his spectacles. The elder Carrlck, a postoffice guard, explained that the Shrlners hospital in Philadelphia, where Jim- my has been, did not allow his pres- ents to be brought to him while he was a patient. A dozen neighborhood children and their mothers were on hand at the railroad station to meet the frail boy, who suffered tuberculosis of the spine at the age of two. Dress- ed in a sailor suit presented by the commander of the seabees, Jimmy waved to his friends from the steps of the train. Then he hugged to his chest the little terrier which the seabees gave him several months ago. Jimmy underwent a bone fusion operation at the Shriners hospital to win his fight to walk. His mother, who went to Philadelphia Monday to got her son, said doctors told her Jimmy could now expect to lead a normal life. Ten-Ycar-Old Jimmy Garrlok, official mascot of the Seabees, beams his happiness ae he arrives home from being in the hospital after being bedfast for eight yews. He's shown here today In Ills miniature navy uniform surrounded by his old neighborhood play- mates. HA..V. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Freight Crashes Rear Of Second Aboard Reported Unhurt in Accident Morrb. MJnn. One train- man was killed In the Great North- cm railway yards hero at a. m. today when one freight train plow- ed Into the rear of another which had stopped to take on water. Killed was Conductor Joseph Mc- Elhaney, 63, Willmar, who was In the caboose of the standing train. First reports were that no one else was hurt. The locomotlvn of the train and fivo cars of the train were derailed. Morris is 147 miles west of Min- neapolis, In Stevens county. The railroad line was blocked and coait trains were being routed through St. Cloud tills morning, but railroad officials said they had track cleared by noon- Frozen Brakes Blamed for North Dakota Wreck Mlnot, N. D. The engi- neer of a Great Northern freight train Involved In a collision last night in which three persons were hurt and several pieces of equip- men derailed and burned, today blamed frozen air brakes for the wreck. Leon Stevens, engineer of an ex- tra freight which rammed the rear of a standing local freight, wvld he applied tho brakes before ho reached a yellow block signal and "gave them the business" as he approached a red light, but with "no apparent effect." Stevens estimated speed of the train at about 20 or 25 miles an hour at tho time of the crash which occurred at Bcrthold nboot 20 miles west of here. Caboose, 4 Can Burn Earlier, M. L. Gactz. Great North- ern division superintendent here, said tho wreck was caused by failure to observe the block signals, A caboose and four freight cars burned and five other freight can and a Diesel locomotive derailed. Being treated In Mlnot for Injuries, termed- not serious Conductor Charles Maloney, Brake- man Douglas Garwcll and Fireman John Holland, all of Mlnot. Gactz said an eastbound train crashed Into the rear of an- other eastbound freight, which standing on the main track Just west of a switch. The locomotive of .the rear train was derailed. Impact eet the cabooso on the standing freight afire and the blow spread to four other cars, one loaded with apples and' the others with wheat. Tha box cars and contents wcro said to be virtually destroyed. Five other cars of grain were derailed, Gaeti said. Work crews made the track pass- able by a. m. and normal serv- ice was resumed over tha line today. Gactz said an Investigation in- dicated that the red block light hud been burning but was over- looked by the crew of tha moving freight. British Battle Arabs Attacking Highway ic Jerusalem British Tom- mies fought today ogalnst Arabs who attacked highway traffic north of Jerusalem, and Arab raked a Jewish funeral procession on the sacred mount of the ascen- sion. A Rrccn-lurbunod Arnb in a ullpovisr nwentnr Jed inn highway nttnckers in a wild exchange of flro with a British convoy, army said. At Haifa, meanwhile, British forces brought to port a two-masted refugee schooner carrying about 800 vlsalcss Jewish immigrants. Prepa- rations worn made Immediately to transfer the immigrants to deten- tion camps on Cyprus. Arab casualties were unknown In. the highway duel In which one British officer was wounded. Traffic inside Palestine at a virtual standstill ns Arabs and Jews took potshots at each other in villages and along the and byways. One Jew was killed In a continua- tion of fighting which started Mon- day. The boosted to 305 tha number of persons killed In. tho Holy, Land since Arfcb rage at United Nations decision to partition Pales- tine began to manifest Itcclf on November 30, the day after partition. was voted. Loot of Thrill Gang Found by Authorities Worthlnrton, Minn. The pile of recovered loot stolen by Worthlngton's 13-member teen age thrill gang in a two months spree grew today as the- boys directed authorities to new hiding places. Sheriff T. L. Dcuel, who broke the case with the cooperation of Leo Hermling, local garage man. and sheriffs of neighboring coun- ties, said an accurate estimate of the total loot still could not be mode. He repeated, however, that It would run to "thousands of dollars" In automobile accessories nnd office equipment, liquor and a variety of other articles, plus more than in cosh.