Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W EATHER Fair fold tfinijcM, low la tffi fair, wftrmrr F Full Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations OLLOW Steve Canyon On Ihn HACK TACK VOLUME 46. NO. 296 WINONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 4, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PAGES Palestine Indicated Northwest Fights High Wind, Bitter Cold C.N.W. Train Stalled West Of Fairmont Most Minnesota Highways Reported Passable Today By The Ajwoclaled Freiu Winter lashed out with bitter cold and winds of gale force today and the chill was felt from the Rockies to the Texas-Panhandle. Cold took precedence over blow- ing snow and dust in Minnesota today as most state highways were cleared, and airplanes and buses reportrd going baclc on nchcd- after tied up traffic throughout the iitato and brought In (fusts of up to 00 an hour. The temperature last night went down to 10 below at International Falls, 1C below at BcmlcIJI. and 15 brlow nt Duluth, ranging' upwards to seven below In Rochester and nix below In the Twin Cities. Winter Duiit Storm Yesterday, du.it from barren wcst- rm Ilelds blew into the eastern part of the state. Near blizzard conditions prevailed In the Lake Superior section of MtaroesotA and northern Wisconsin after the cold wave and winds of Bale force moved from the Bed riv- er valley of Minnesota across Lake Superior last nJght. There were no falls of snow in the but there was considerable blowing MwJ drifting of last week's deep mow. Drifting- MOW has clogged all hkfhwftys In the Fairmont vicinity, and there was no train or bus serv- ice this morning. A 30-mlle-pcr-hour wind blow moat of the nlKht, nnd with drift- ing of imow still continuing, no at- tempt will bo made to open roads until the wind Abates. C. N. IV. Knjclne Stalled A North Western railroad freight Plan to Pass Winona in Spring pel: Congress Cool Unlimited Tax Rate for To Renewal of Schools, Boost in Road War Powers Fund Urged by Council Sugar1 Control May Be Only One to Win Approval By Francis J. Kelly Tru- man's plea for extension of some of his war powers brought a common reaction from Democratic as- as Republican senators today: well Infant Nurse Engaged; Liquor Laws Amended Resolutions which would boost th mill tax rate in Winona possibly 2 mills were approved by the city council Monday evening. At the request of the board o education the council voted to en dorse the board's request before tin state legislature for removal of thi Let's get-rid. ol all of them limit for general school pur- wnich stalled two miles writ of Fairmont Monday was un- able to moke headway last night. The crew early today drained all water from the engine to prevent Its Tha mercury at 8 a. m. tno ten below zero. At Albert Lea tho temperature ten below this morning. Train service was running behind sched- ule but jmowplows had been sent out to clear the tracks. County roads were drifted making It possible for only one school bus to reach the town this morning. No attempt was to made today to open the county roads. The wind there WM still strong and visibility was low. Garage trucks wcro busy hauling In autos that became stalled during the storm, but there were apparently no hardship cases. Cold to Continue From eastern Wyoming and Mon- tana to northern Illinois tempera- tures tumbled to below zero as a new cold wave spread over the plains states. The moss of air moved to the Ohio valley and the Lower Mis- Warren Christiansen former B-17 pilot, his wife from moored their 45-foot home-nude schooner at St. Louis today, more than halfway on their MlMlsslppi river trip which will them put Winona in the spring and on to Minneapolis. They started from Columbus, Ohio. Mr. and Kenneth Harris (left) joined the Chrlstianioni at Chillleothe, Ohio, but returned to their home from St. Louis. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Killed in 1946 U. S. Accidents Chicago Accidents In tho United States In 1946 kitted persons, Injured millions and caused an estimated eco nomlc loss of the National Safety council said to- day. The death toll was four per cent Above the 1945 total of Motor accidents alone accounted for dead. Passenger deaths on the railroads totaled 88 and on regular scheduled airlines 76 In home accidents, persons died. Occupational accidents killed sisslppl valley and the mercury drop- ped to below freezing throughout the Southwest. The frigid blasts, while expected to moderate, were on their way to the Atlantic seaboard. But another night of sub-zero readings was fore- cast lor most of the Midwest. Temperatures in the sub-zero zone fell rapidly, between 30 and 40 dc- (Continued on Pace 7, Column 3) BITTER COLD Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and and cold tonight with'slowly diminish- ing winds: low eight to ten below. Wednesday, fair with slowly rising temperature in afternoon; high 18 to 20. and very cold with diminishing winds tonight. Wednesday fair with rising temper- atures. and very cold with slowly diminishing winds to- night. Wednesday fair with slowly rising temperature. Low tempera- tures tonight 15 below north and ten below south, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 12: minimum, noon, zero: precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota, Tempera- tures will average near normal to Jive below southern Minnesota, and five to ten degrees below normal In Wisconsin and northern Minnesota; warmer Wednesday and Thursday, becoming' much colder Thursday night anct Friday and vairmer Sun- day. Precipitation will be confined to snow flurries and squalls Thurs- day and Friday. TEMI'EKATUKES ELSEWHERE Max. Mtn. Pet. Chicago 41 Denver 48 Los Angeles 80 Miami 70 Mpls.-9t. Paul..... 38 Bodies of 130 Removed From Chinese Steamer bodies o 130 persons were removed today from tho charred hulk of the Chi ncse river steamer Saigon, severa hours after the craft had caught fire at her wharf here. Tho number of passengers aboarc the craft was uncertain, and auth- orities feared there might be addi- tional bodies In the .wreckage Scores of the overboard to escape tho flames, and It was feared some might have drowned. Tho Saigon was carrying a highly Inflammable cargo of cotton and paper. Many of the steerage pas- sengers were trapped below decks. Unofficial reports circulated that sabotage was Involved in the fire. Sources preferring not to be Identi- fied -speculated that terrorists blamed for ten bombings of cafes, theaters and gold shops here in the last three months might bo resort- ing to diversionary tactics. Company officials could not bo reached for comment. The biggest single disasters of the year wcro Atlanta's Wlnecofl hotel flro, In which 119 persons died, and tho La Sallo hotel fire at Chicago, in which 61 perished. Traffic fatalities were up 19 per cent over 1945. Railroad passenger fatalities dropped 26 per cent. Re- garding air accidents, the council passenger death passenger-miles rate per in 1946, based on preliminary information, was decrease of 43 per cent rom the 1945 rate of 2.1 and equal- ng the previous low mark in 1939." Many Causes Causes of accidental deaths In U. S, Reopens Plea for Arms Inspection Plan By. Charles A. Grumich Lake Sncoeiw, X. se- curity council of the United Na- tions, after a month of delay re- quested by the United States fol- lowing James F. Byrnes' resigna- tion oa secretary of state, set out today to problems of arms reduction. Newly devised American proposals for disarmament were expected to collide head-on with Russian op- position, based on the premise that ;ho proposals differ little from the original U. S- program, which had demanded priority for atomic con- trols. The- program laid out .by Chief American Delegate Warren B. Aus- ,in after consultations with Presi- dent Truman, Secretary of State Marshall 'and congressional leaders, .tresses "collective security" In- luding international Inspections. Such Inspections would pry into Russia as elsewhere to determine he development of any atomic and ther modern weapons which might menace the peace. Firm Russian, opposition to the soon as possible. Although his message to the lav makers yesterday asked that on three of the remaining seven tit! of the second war powers act 1 extended beyond their March 3 expiration date, the only one ap pouring to win anything like .gen eral approval was his plea for powi to continue' controls over sugar. Senator Russell (D.-GaJ, tol newsmen that one would have stand, and Senator Taft (Ohio :hairman of the Republican steer Ing committee, said he favors it continuation too. Taft said there may have to b extension of the control power ove some other commodities, but tha the necessity will have to be provei Cites Need for Power In his message .Mr. Truman sai that "although I do not nnticipat that such an emergency will occur it: is Imperative that the govern ment should have the power, durin the remainder of tho reconverslo period, to deal with major unfore seen contingencies of this charac f, n The powers" he would permit him to keep prldritie in existence and order the nlloca tion of such things AS coal, gas ant electricity as was done durini last fall's coal strike. Russell, saying he thought Mr Truman had a .possible new coal strike in declared the nation will need some protection if John L. Lewis calls his miners out of tin pits again April 1. Separate State Agricultural College Sought St. By Adolph Johnson that the 27 800 lents, The high number of forearms accidents, a 24 per cent In- reaso over 1945, was "probably duo jartly to war the coun- 11 commented. New Britain, Conn., population was the largest city to com- lete 194C without a traffic fatality. Reductions were shown by these 19 per cent. I Inspection clause on the ground that would be a violation of sover- was reported unchanged de- spite weekend consultations'between Austin and Soviet Delegate An- drei A. Grorayko. Various proposals have been placed before the council in an ef- fort to compromise the opposed views of the United States and Russia, but none was regarded hopefully. state college of agriculture shoulc be divorced from the University of Minnesota to give the legislature some control over funds apropriated to the farm school was expressed to- day by Senator'Oscar Swenson of Nlcollet. He made his comment In connec- tion with introduction today of a bill by Senator William Dletz of Montgomery and Ancher Nelson of Hutchlnson to lay the groundwork for establishment of a veterinary Wisconsin Car on Cable 12 37 Washington 40 V.'lnnlpec New Orleans New York 0 9 02 GO 0 55 34 37 .01 .02 .27 .03 .16 A telephone cable which caujrht the license plate holder kept thb car, driven by Lyle Hovind, from a 30-foot plunge after skid broke viaduct rail at Menomonie, Wlx. Car's front end rests on roof. (AJP. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) i r Bevin Signs Peace Pacts London (IF) British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin signed peace treaties for Italy, Hungary, Bulga- ria, Romania and Finland today in a flve-mlnute ceremony during which he penned his name 20 times. James F. Byrnes, for the United States, and.V. M. Molotov, for Rus- sia, already have signed the trea- ties. Boy Survives Night Locked In Icebox Minneapolis A oeven- ycur-old boy, nxljwlng- uincc re- tnrninr from school yciterday afternoon, was found this mom- Ing in a, huge lee box on the back porch of his family's home. Al- though thoroughly chilled, a doctor said the boy's hands and feet were not frozen despite the sub-zero temperatures through- out the .night. John T. Burns, the father, discovered the boy after mak- ing an all night search. He heard tapping on the box and found the boy, Patrick, stand- ing: in a compartment usually used for ice. The boy said he stepped into tho box yesterday while playing and'tho wind slammed the door shut. He said he shouted and pounded, for hours. He is one of ten children. school at the college of agriculture. The bill calls for construction of a building to provide class- room, laboratory and office space at university farm for the joint use of the animal husbandry and poultry divisions. Sponsors said It was. designed to be the beginning of a school of veterinary medicine. "Minnesota has one of the best medical schools in the said Dletz. "We farmers believe It should also have a good school of veterin- ary medicine." i poses, and at the request of the board of county commissioners vot- ed to endorse its request before the state legislature for a boost ol five mills In the county road levy. Approval of unlimited taxing pow- er by the school board was voted over tho opposition of Vice-Presi- dent Robert Albrecht and Alder- man Stanley Wieczorck. They fav- ored a 15-mlll boost to 45 mills. Alderman William Thcurer did not vote. In other action during a six-hour session the council: Passed tbrec rczonlnz; ordi- nances. Hired an infant welfare nurse. Amended city ordinances on sale of liquor and beer to com- ply with state law, thereby pro- longing the legal open hours. Was notified that the permit to build a steel pile bulkhead here for river terminal has been extended three years. Received a report from the harbor and -river terminal committee of the Wi- nona Community DaimlnK council and opposition report from Frank J. Decided to eliminate the air- port administration building: from its 1946-47 application for federal funds. The council took action on the mill Increases for the board of cdu- ,ation and the county commisslon- rs at the request of State Senator jeonard W. Dernek and State Kep- esentative Clarence Hartner. They sked the city council lor resolutions tatlng its views on the'requests. Present at the meeting to urge removal of the 30-mlll limit for he school board as opposed to a oost of 15 mills were Supcrintend- nt of Schools L. S. Harbo, Board 'resident Paul Oooderum and A. L. Cltt, chairman of the board's fi- ance committee. Said Mr. Gooderum, "If you feel 5 mills is enough, we'll go along. Continued on Fare 10, Column 2) CITY COUNCIL Hartner Bill Would License Slots in Clubs A bill to license slot maintained by clubs with the estimated annual rev- enue to be divided between the state and its counties, was pro- posed in the Minnesota house of representatives today with ReprettnUtlve Clarence P. Hartner of Winona as one of itn wld The Associated Other authors are Represen- tatives O'Mallcy, Du- luth; Alfred Otto, St. Paul; Anthony Fodgorski, St. Paul, and Carl G. Ilagland, Minne- apolis. O'Malley said the bill would raise annually. Operators of the machines would pay annual license to the state treasurer plus to the county for each machine. Plan Reported Accepted by Great Britain Provinces May Be Federalized Under; Central Authority Janitor Loses 'ants in toker Gear Milwaukee (IP) Janitor James Benedict lost his pants last night because he had the welfare of his apartment build- ing tenants at heart. Benedict jumped into the hopper of his furnace stoker to pack the coal down tightly and Insure more heat. pants be- came entangled In the worm gear and before he escaped his underwear was cone, too. At county emergency hospi- tal he was treated for friction burns and bruises on Us legs. Four U. of M. Regents Elected Jy Legislators St. the liberal loc refraining from voting on one, our University of Minnesota rc- were re-cleoted- Monday by a oint session of the house and ren- te. The quartet, whose terms would avo expired last midnight, were: I Fred B. Snyder, who received 180 votes; Sheldon Wood, 180; A. J. Lobb, 181, and J. Seneca Jones, St. Paul, 165. When a. move to namo M. W. Thatcher from, the floor as a can- didate failed to materialize, the lib- erals withheld their votes for Jones. Snyder was named fifth district regent; Wood, also of Minneapolis, was chosen regent-n.t-l.irge. along with Jones of St. Paul and Lobb of Rochester. Licensing' Change Aikcd Most attention-getting measure Introduced In the house before the Joint meeting was one by Represen- tatives Lawrence Hacg and George French, both of Minneapolis, call- ing for complete revamping of the liquor licensing system. Instead of a flat license fee, these representa- tives'suggested a five per cent levy, on gross sales of on-sole liquor places and a two per cent tax for off-sale establishments. The state's general fund would get half or the Informed KOV- crnment source said the ErlUxli cabinet decided today to Impose House of Commons by Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison in mid-1946 would have given limited powers' to Arab and Jewish prov- inces. The reported new British propo- sal would give the Jews' a larger area than that contemplated under the Morrison plan, the source said, and more powers would be given to the provinces. The source said tile government recognized that, any imposed settle- ment would bo accompanied- by "serious opposition" from both Jew- ish and Arab communities. That why, he went on. the government had to be prepared "for any eventuality" and the Palestine decks had been cleared for "direct and drastic action." Ready for Violence Asked to elaborate, the Informant said that if any wave of violence swept the Holy Land after an- nouncement of plan. Britain's the new British reinforced army Surplus Potatoes Dumped unestlmated proceeds and school districts the other 50 per cent. Other hills: By Representative Edwin Mcl- lofer, St. Paul, and others, reviving ,he Mlnncsoat chain store tax law which lapsed in 1941. By Representative L. B. Erdohl, Frost, and others, to limit munici- pal liquor stores to off-salo sales. Pheasant Stamp Asked By Representative Ray Gesell, Mcorhead, and others, creating a pheasant stamp to be affixed to hunting licenses annually, the pro- ceeds to go toward propagating and distributing upland game birds. By the St. Louis county delegation to raise from six to 12 mills the levy for support of Nopeming sanitarium. Senate bills duplicated those put into the house hopper, with the ex- ception of one by Senators Homer Carr, Proctor, and Thomas Vule- would take the offensive to "crush terrorism once and for all." Statutory martial 3aw may be re- sorted to if the situation inside Pal- estine deteriorates, he went on. The informant sold rejection the Palestine government's "loss Chance" call to the Jewish Agency for active cooperation against ter- rorists "could mean recognition of the agency's status would be with- drawn." (The Jewish Agency negotiates for the Jewish people in all matters affecting the national home and their status in Palestine.) A Jewish Agency spokesman, commenting on the reported Brit- ish plan, said In broad outline the details corresponded with his owa information of British intentions. He added that immigration, as far as the Jews were concerned, re- mained "the crucial issue" in any proposed settlement. Jewish Leaders Oppose Martial Law By Carter L. Davidson Jerusalem (yp) Jewish leaders Jlch, Gilbert, requiring registration Surplus potatoes from the Red River valley ordered dumped by the federal government are spread over a field for fertilizer near Grand Forks, N. D. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) of lobbyists and calling for ftnes up to for failure to register. [nfant Abandoned on Doorstep at Janesville, Wis. Janesville, in- fant boy, believed to be less than one month old, was aban- doned last night on the door- step at the Albert Hansch home on the outskirts of Janesville. It was two degrees below zero at the time, but the child had not suffered.from exposure. The child, wrapped in a. blanket and lying In a. card- board box, wore shirt, diapers and pink booties. Hansch told that when he went out to chicken house to turn out the lights he saw lomeonc walking near the house carrying a package, lie thought it was a man. When he returned to the house, Haniich xsked bin wife what the person had wanted. Mrs. Hansch said that no one had called. .She went to the front door and found the child on the doorstep, Mr. and Mrs. Hanwch said they were willing to keep the child at their home but police 'suggested that the infant be taken to Mercy hos- pital, pendlnt efforts to loucte the appealed to the British today to re- consider plans for imposing martial law on tile Holy Land, where ten- sion was heightened by the speedy- evacuation of British women and children as a convicted Jewisn un- derground member waited to march to the gallows. There was no official announce- ment from the government as to when the undergrounder, 33-year- old Dov Bela Gruner, would Executions in Palestine usually take place on Tuesday and Gruncr was scheduled to die a week ago today. but won a delay. Some informants expressed doubts that lie would die today, since the evacuation of women and chil- dren and 87 men was not scheduled for completion until nightfall. There seemed to be little doubt or the British intent to strike ax ihe underground as soon as Gruner hangs to prevent reprisals. The irsc Boverniucnt Mow was expected to be martini law of some type. Kansas City Star President Dead Kansas City Earl McCcI- um, 58, president of the Kansas City Star Company, died today. Active in early negotiations to i end the recent strike of a group of contract carriers which halted pub- Icatlon or the Star for 16 days, ho became ill about a week ago. Born June 7, 1883, in Henry couxi- y, Iowa, he joined the Star in 1S03 as an office boy. Jutter Prices Increase Pen Cents in Milwaukee Milwaukee Butter Jumped n price to 79 cents a pound today, bout ten cents a pound more than t sold for before the snowstorm ut down supplies.