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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1948, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER tun Iff hi FM IS COMING mm your new radio can. 1C Full Leased Wire Ntnri Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48. NO. 10 W1NONA. MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 26. 1946 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Ice Jam in Root River Floods Peterson On the Side Counts Hairs in Head In 67 Hours By K. V. New hnvo quBdtloned tho oxlntcnco of a man In Mllwnuktc who ol UIP in thld department. Tho (tenUenwn's name is Hal A. Wlijonor Recently he docldod to chocK an Mm concerning color psychology who iwtrt rod and yellow hat untwual "attention uttntotlon" pow- ers. That n man featuring thcnn In hlit att'ro would probably "nttrnct much favorable fomlnlnu Therefore, Mr. Wlno- ncr. featuring a rod vroit and a yel- low Uc in nttlrn. wandered about the or Milwaukee. Ho did attract considerable female at- tention but none was favorable. The greeted his appearance with dlnllnotly uncomplimentary alti- tudo of umaxemont and amuiiomont 3lo decided the color psychology ex- wore "nil Wrt." Ho did at- tract, however, nuftlclont attention to get picture In tho papers Mr. WJwnnr began chocking thin column several yearn aico whon stated hero tho average bloridn hac hairs In hor hrad. Ho olalmit ho sponl (17 hours counting ttio Imlri in thn head of his blondo wlfo. find- ing tho total to bo HP.013, Thin so dose to what had been claimed Mr. Wlsonor KonorouMy conceded the Item to bo correct ant did not demand a ntoftlo, By Sllfon MoOay. secretary to Oon- rral J. B. Kllpfttrlck. top man of Madison Squarn garden, in a mem- ber of that high cxclunlvo Manhat- tan tho Woraphlo Hno- retarles. Tho members of thin club charm and havo angol- llko dispositions thoy smlln swoot- ly when tho bow dictating at Thoy Jwrdly ever. snap at n oaiior; What did you want to neo him about? Instead they In noothlnir tones accompanied by noraphlo smile; you oaro to toll mo what you want to wo him Asking from Q. Wium'l U frvln who wild, on firm thn Grand Canyon, it would be good place to throw old razor bludes? A. No. ma'am, that wan Will Cobb, seeing thn Grand Canyon for tho nrnt tlmo, exclaim- ed, "Golly what n imllyl" Q. 80 vou claim to N young old-timer Toll ua, who was Merrlwolls girl friend? A. Although I won a constant roador of tho of tho Morrlwpllo you havo mo baffled I can't even remember tho name of Prank Merrlweirn girl frlond. Q I am fond of an young doctor. Ho In fond of profes- sion to tho point of excluding no- interest in tho opponlto nox Can your Mules fe Men suggest n to arouse thin phynlolan'n In- terrsl In IOVP ami mo? A. Kestrel wo havo nothing In our.flles on lovo and young phynlclann. Wo will try howrvor, to got nomo information on tho nubjcot from Claudotto Col- bert and Inurld Bergman. Both MO marrlPd to Pleftie Note Kmtnont of Iho dental profession have long malntalnud troth cannot DO successfully trans- planted. Nevertheless, thoro aro who aro doing It. A Cali- fornia dentist, Dr. narlan Apfol, claims ho him successfully trans- planted tenth and has 31 grateful to prove It. The prevention of cruelty to ani- mals movement In JCroland appar- ently covers a lot of ground, Thoro ono organization In Dublin do- voted exclusively to the prevention of cruelty to donkeys, It called tho All Ireland Donkey Protection society Now 1 havi n reader nnmrd Penelope. A most attractive name In my opinion. Ponolopo has dAiiKhtrr named Too bad she didn't bentow anolhnr good old- fashioned namo on hor offspring. As for example, Abigail, Such names, In addition to having a of charm, havo tho virtue of being different, There aro al- ready too many named Tonl California Again Am informed nobnrt Jeffrey of I'errlii. walked a city block the aiio of eight months and two weeks. I had hardly recovered from my amar.omont as to thin baby's achievement, whon another Cnlifornlan Informed mo Sherry Lynn Whllford, nlno old, of Los Anffelps, Calif., can uwlm a Of 20 feet I Am naked who wrote "Hollo Cen- tral, Olvo Mo Heaven" and when? nong popular around 1001, know who wrote It. Maybo Charles K. Am Inform- ed an eatery In Lnguna Bench, Calif., nerves "marvelous frenh fruit pies" cut In ono ciuarter pieces for 18 iv ploce. Very unusual. Jack Norworth lives In Laguna Beach, ni havo him check on mlraclo of tho plo-retalllng world Two Million Poles Return to Country An official report nays Poles havo returned from England, Germany, and Helglum nlnco tho end of the war, Borne "till remain In Germany, Austria, Franco and Eng- land, The Pollnh government expelled 1.828.448 to Allied monon between February and Juno, 16, 1047, 1 Finnish Parliament Reported Ready to Hear Soviet Plan he has asked these groups to tell him their attitude toward the proposed agreement In Helsinki were reported already discussing the procedure or negotiations suggested by Stnlin in his matlc note to tho president. Sources close to tho government said Stalin sent his note Monday. They oald ho asked thut the Fin- nish government take immediate stops to open negotiations toward a treaty either in Moscow or Helsinki. Treaty Would Make Chain A defense treaty with Finland American Woman Admits Marriage To Russ Singer A tall American blonde who quit tho United States embassy Friday with a criticism of policies, rovcakd today sho the wife of a Russian baritone. Annabollo Bucar. 33, of Clalrton itald that for 13 months she has boon tho wlfo of Konstantln Lapshln. Lapahln, about 35. sings with tho Moscow operetta theater Tho couple mot about two years ago In MOKCOW whon Miss Bugar camo to Iho Soviet union OH a mem- ber of thn United States Informa- tion service. Bho resigned Friday saying she folt further work with tho em- bassy would bo "Incompatible with my present views." In her lottor of resignation Miss Bucar said sho had acquired a real understanding of the Russians, She Nald tho policy of tho U. 8. embassy Is directed against these pooplo.' Ambassador Writer Bedell Smith nald Friday night ho had not re- ceived tho loiter Ho added Miss linear had been "very remiss" in not Informing tho embassy earlier of hor marriage. Under Stato department regula- she should havo notified tho embassy of hor marrlaio and Im- mediately resigned, ho In tho U, 8. Information service Mlwt Buoar did Home work on a magillne titled In Clalrton, sister, Emily Baioh, nald: "It sounds like turned on wo don't approve of it." Another nlstor. Miu-y. Loulsfl Coyne, nald Mlw Bucnr tele- phoned nor family Thundiiy nbout her man-logo In Russia. "I don't think anyonn if iitays there." Mrs. Coyne said. Father Domn't Want Daughter in U. S. ritUburih Tho father of Annabollo Irono Bucar, ex-Unlvcr- slty of co-ed who an- nounced her marrlaRO to a Russian nlnRor and ciulc her U. 8. embassy Job said today: "I won't Jot her como "I cannot understand her loixv- Ing tho boat country In the declared Ivan Buoar, 61, n farmer of nearby Jefferson township. "I don't approve of her becoming Rus- nlan and I don't approve of Russia, Greeks Arrest 700 Communists 700 commu- and members of tho Com- munist orRanlxatlon "Self-Defense" woro arrontod today in Athens. Tho Rovornmont nald those found KUllty of helping the guerrillas or being dangerous to public security will bo committed lor trial by a military tribunal or referred to tho security committee for a decision upon their punishment. Tho were in lino with a rocont decision to clear and of dangerous it was said. a rook troops woro reported prohs- Ing an offunnive In Dolvlnakl tho Albanian border. Dispatches said wiven villages in the area were rotakon from communlst-lod guer- rillas. Swiii Chuesemakerc Lew Aging Murtlxon. chocsc- asked thn department of apiculture Friday to permit of tholr> product manufactured In tho of March .md September to bo sold after it it, seven weeks old, Proaont regulations require nn flight weeks holding period for choose drums manufactured between September and March and six for cheoso mado from April through August. Bulleti ins Clmmpalrn. Ill, Muriel Onlrowflky, 20-year-old Unlver- Nlty of Illinois Ktudent, whom the grand jury refused to Indict. In connection with the stram- llnir of her newborn mentally III today. She wwi commuted to utato hwpltiil. n Atlanta George B. Hamilton realjrned today M director of finance of the Demo- cratic national committee. Ham- ilton, who In Oeorcla'i tremiurer. Mid the rralrnation effective Immediately. Senator Arthur Vumlenbenr today net Ahreh 15 wi tho turret for Uenate pMMfo of tho European recovery profram. would give Russia a chain of nuch pacta with neighbors from tho Black sen on the south to far north ot tho Baltic. Somo sources said tho proposed treaty would bo quite similar to that Russia signed with Czechoslovakia in IMS, Tho Soviet-Czechoslovak pnct was a 20-year treaty of friend- ship and mutual defense against Germany or any power allied with Germany, directly or indirectly, in tir. panned thin wook under a communist-controlled cab- inet. Tho now government was sworn in Friday in Prague. Tho Sovlst note to Finland is ex- pected to bo placed boforo parlia- ment Monday or later as a ques- tion concerning a foreign power. Under parliamentary procedure, such a question must be dealt with in three hearings by parliament un- less tho chamber, by a five-sixths majority, votes it to bo urgont. Even if tho noto reaches parlia- ment Monday, any final decision could not bo expected before Wed- noNday or Thursday, Parliament has 200 soats. No ono party has a majority. Tho largest delegation. Bl seats, Is that of the Popular Democrats. The Popular Democrats are a bloc made up of tho Communist and Socialist Unity Former Czech Minister Believed In Suicide Try Prague A former minister of Justice, Dr. Prokop Drtlna, was found severely injured in front of his Prague villa today, police an nounced. They said a letter was found which indicated Dr, Drtlna had tried to kill himself by Jumping fi'om a window. Ho Is in a hospital with U. S. Removes Document request, the TJ. S. Information service rc- mnved from today n. of Ihn llirno-iMiwnr liunciliillon of cvnnlN In Czuchu- Hloviikla. Thu foreign office made the request. A larpc crowd had gathered outside the Informa- tion ofliooH in one of tho main streets oft the public square, and It was represented that they were hostile to the display. parties. Cabinet Scattered Tho cabinet consists of throe com- munists, three Socialist Unity men five Social Domoorata, flvo Agrar- one minister from the Swed- ish People's _party and one nonparty Pok- kala, belongs to tho Socialist Unity party. Tho Communist party claims some members among Finland's more than people, Tho main concern expressed by political observers tierc today was: Is Stalin's roquont dictated ex- clusively by a wluh to nafoRuard Soviet territory, especially Lenin- grad, or'Is there something more behind It. Authoritative government sources stressed that what has happened no far irl that Russia has requested nogotlatlona with tho Intention of getting a defense pact. There havo been no Russian dc< mandn .of any kind, thoy pointed out, and no expression In roRard to what will demand whenever such negotiations begin. Index Shows Prices Continue Downward Trend New York Tho Annoclatod Promt componlto of aft baslo com- modities resumed Its downward trend of the past several Fridays on February 27 when It dipped to 100.21 after rising slightly to IfiB.m a wook oarllor. Thin compared with 176.92 a year ago. Tho base year 1020 equals 100. Textiles showed the sharpest drop while other components declining Included industrials and livestock. Food advanced, as did Brains and cotton. Nonferrous metals were un- changed. Individual commodities advanc- ing included cement, flour, lard, butter, corn, wheat, oats, rye, cotton and wool. Declining were nldOH, rubber, burlap, sugar, cocoa, Hogs, cattle, and cotton cloth. The staple price index and its components for February 27, n week earlier and a year iigo, follows: I'nb. 37 Wk. HBO Vr. nao cornmodllloit ...IHd.Ill 180.07 ImUimrinlj 172.75 rood ..............Hs.fls no.03 LlvontOolt aid.70 Ornlnn cotlcm ..31B.5B 3H.8S ToXlllo ............1HO.IU 308..I3 Non-fur motM ....107.11 lin.ll 140.01 ,10.51 330.37 1II1.S2 305.M IBO.Bl Arab Force Attacks Jewish Settlement JeruMlem Arab forces .aunchcd an attack today upon the Jewish settlement of Maanlt Nar- bata, 40 miles south of Haifa, mili- tary ttourccH said. BrltlHh police and military units wero dispatched to tho area. One Arab source -said tho attack may be a preliminary thrust in the Arabs' announced plan to slash through the proposed Jewish state along the coastal plane and cut communicotions between Haifa and Tel Aviv. Military headquarters at Haifa had no reports on tho size of the attacking force or casualties. Patriarch of Greek Orthodox Church Dies Bucharest, Homanla Patri- arch Nlcodem ol the Romanian Greek Orthodox church died Friday night. He was 81, In October, 1048, the patriarch headed a six-man ecclesiastical del- egation to Moscow to establish closer relations between his church and ho Russian Orthodox church. head Inlurlus, but will llvo it fur- ther complication do not net In, the official announcement said. Dr. Drtlna was ono of three cabi- net ministers who woro intended victims ol intercepted bombs last September. He In a closo friend of President Eduard Bones. Drtlna blamed communists for tho bomb plot against himself and his two colleaguoB and had wovcral members of tho party arrested at Olomouc in an investigation of the Incident. Ho was one of the cabinet ministers whoso resignations pro- ceded tho communist coup this wuck. Premier Klomont Gottwald today promised "a complete for this nation. Gottwald mado his tho opening of a farmers' and poanantH' rally hero. "Merely changing a few people In tho government in not ho declared, "New atugo settings aro not enough. We will become merciless in getting rid of agents of domoMtlo and foreign reaction." Tho farmortt' rally wan arranged as a companion piece to a trades union assembly last Sunday. Some observers believed that assembly gave tho premier the last push he needed toward getting his party into power. Arab League Seeks Peace in Yemen Cairo An Arab league delegation is to soil from Suez today for Yemen, where it will try to halt fighting between two Yemenite fac- tlonn, Abdcl Rahman Asaam _______ league secretary general and leader of the delegation, said the 'mission Is composed of representatives from Egypt, Iraq, Syria. Lebanon, Trnns- Jordun and Saudi Arabia. Five-Sunday February Last Until 1976 Wnnhlnjrliin Take n, good look ra tomorrow. It'H unusual. Not for 28 years will we have an- other February with five Sundays, In answer to a query, the naval observatory said today that the lost. flvc-Hunday February was in IflliO and Ihu next will bu in 1070. Boston College Records Earthquake in Pacific MUHH. A uUong earthquake lasting about an hour and a half Friday night and pro- bably off British Columbia in the Pacific was reported today by the Boston college seismograph station. 500 Trapped In Storm For 6 Hours Temperatures in N. W. Moderate, Many Lines Down By Tho Associated Press Floods, heavy rainfalls, sleet and snow plagued much of the North- west last :nlght and today and many families were rescued from inun- dated areas. Strong winds drifted new falls of snow in parts of the Dakotas, Min-< ncsota and Wisconsin, blocking high- ways and disrupting communica- tions. About 500 persons, en route to a basketball tournament at Cloquet, in northern Minnesota, were res- cued early today after being mar- ooned for six hours in their cars and school buses on a snow-blocked highway. Mayor Roy Ranum said three snowplows led a procession of trucks and cars, bearing volunteer shovclnrs and a supply of gasoline, to cvacuati) the stalled party with- out casualties. Ho termed the storm one of this winter's worst blizzards. Tlie drlftcd-ln caravan, composed of about 100 autos and three school Loss in La Crosse Fire La three- story brick building of the Advance Bedding was destroyed Friday night by nrc. Origin of the blaze was not determined. Loss was estimated at, All the city's flre-flghting equip- ment except one company was called out. Firemen required two and one- half hours to brine the blaze under control. Seven other firms shored use of the building for storage. An adjacent building of sheet metal construction, used by the Pillsbury Company for storage also was damaged badly. Wallace said the "Czech crisis 1. evidence that a 'get tough' policy only provokes n, 'get tougher' policy What IB happening In Czecho- slovakia not u tempest in a vac- uum." Wallace told an estimated persons at the Minneapolis armory. "There is a clear pattern o cause and effect, a triangular pat- Ploodwood, Mcadowlands and Cot-'tern connecting Moscow, Prague and ton for a district tournament, L. Washington. Harris Floodwood school superin-l Raps Truman Policy tendent and one of the marooned "Every act under the Trunian doc- motorists, said it was halted by the trine is clearly labelled Wallace Calls for Peace With Russia, Raps Taft, Stassen, Truman Stands Minneapolis Henry A. Wallace says this week's Czecho- slovakian story will-repeat itself so long as the U. S. continues what he termed its "gun and dollar policies." In the first or a series of Minnesota campaign speeches In be- half of his third party presidential candidacy here Friday night deep drifts about 7 p. m. last night, JtiiN Stalled Ono bus and a score of the cars were so badly drifted they were abandoned temporarily and their occupants brought in by other means, Harris reported. Tho party reached Cloquet at a. m., when women volunteers had sandwiches and hot coffee prepared in the high school kitchen. The state highway department re- ported traffic at a virtual standstill in northern and western Minnesota Communications were also crippled in many localities as poles fell un- clor the wclRlit ot rain which froze as Jilt telephone and telegraph wires yesterday, in advance of snow blown in by winds of up to 50 miles per-hour. The Northwestern Bell Telephone Company reported 22 circuits out between Minneapolis and Pargo, N. D., and all wires down between tho latter city and Sioux Falls. S. D. Tho blizzard raged in. from the Duluth-Superior area, where guests as high as 80 miles an hour drove the snow into huge drifts, A full 21 Inchcu of now HHOW piled up at Park Pally. Iron county reported 15 inches, and Florence, Forest, Lin- coln, Langladc, Price, Vilas and Onclda counties all had more than ten. Hlghway plows bucked the drifts all night long, and early today sin- gle lane tralllc was open on nearly all state, county and federal roads. Others were expected to be cleared to traffic later today, although the snow is continuing. Southern Wisconsin was hit by rain, which turned to snow early thlw morning. Tho downpour piled up 2.H InchiiH of water at Darling- ton and Hllghtly lower figures else- where. Madison and Lake Geneva recorded 1.61 inches, Milwaukee 1.19 and Mcquon 1.05. Up to one-half inch of snow covered most of the area' as tho result of the early morning fall. Temperatures Moderate Temperatures, however, remained fairly moderate throughout the night with a 21. degrees at Purl: Falls low for the Mtate. Superior, Wausau and Escanaba (Mich.) re- corded 22; Green Bay's low was 28, with six inches of snow; La Crosse thermometers dropped only to 30 ind Madison and Milwaukee stayed .bovo freezing at 34. Temperatures will hit the skids tonight, however, dropping to an expected Jow of five above in north- Wisconsin and 15 in tlio south- ern part. Surface water from rain forced the Milwaukee road to cancel its runs on the Mineral Point division last night and this morning. The worst spots wero reported between Monroe and Mineral Point. At Brod- hcaci, a WIAA tournament basket- ball game between Linden and Cuba City was canceled when Lin- den's team was unable to make the trip over the Hooded roads. The Rock river was up several Inches today, but there was no im- mediate danger of Hooding. The city of Madison, and the slan.' The men in Moscow would from their viewpoint, be utter mo- rons if they fulled to respond wltl acts of pro-Russian consolidation. "The Czechoslovakia story will re peat itself so long as our gun and dollar policies in Greece, In China and elsewhere on Russia's doorstep arc continued. Only peace wltl Russia can stop this march toward war. Only an administration in Washington that tho Russians wil a peace party at the secure the peace." Wallace declared, "We shoult havo learned from the lost war tha the Russian people are determined to carry forward their economic and political experiment against all op- position." He added: "We can however, safeguard- every interest of the American people without for- feiting any. principle or a single lire Our third party objective is peace without war." ________ Stasnon Wallace devoted approximately quarter hour of his talk to Harold E Stassen, former Minnesota gov- ernor seeking the Republican presi- dential nomination. "Stassen stands in substantia agreement with tho Wallace said, "Toft n' Truman, the T N' T boys who dynamited tlie controls which would have stopped Inflation. On foreign policy, Stassen Is more outspokenly reactionary than some of his fellow biparti- 3 Drown, Son of La Crosse Woman Escapes at La Salle Ln. Sallo. III. Threo Rock- ford men drowned early today when their automobile plunged through a safety gate on the Illinois river bridge south of La Salle. A fourth man, Gerald Ames, 18 also of Rockford, managed 1o get out of the car after it fell in the water. A watchman said the bridge had been raised to allow a towboat through and the car crashed through the steel safety gate and -fell Into tho river. Ames suffered rib fractures and other injuries. His mother is Mrs, Clara Ames of La Crosse, Wis. Manila Textile Plant Workers Go on Strike at the gov- ernment-owned National Develop- ment Corporation's textile plant struck today for a wage boost of 50 cents a day and three years back pay. The strike, involving about employes, shutdown the only modem textile plant in the islands. General Dwlffht D. Elsen- hower smiles as wearing a striped overcoat and a hom- bc'rg hat ho poses outside his Fort Myer quarters (Washing- The general recently re- tired as Army chief of stair. He will become president of Co- lumbia university In the spring. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and flur- ries and strong winds, diminishing tonight. Much colder. Lowest 12 to 15 above. Clearing and quite cold Sunday. Highest 24. Wisconsin: Snow flurries north and cloudy south portion tonight. ________ ___ .Colder tonight. Sunday partly Houthcrn Wisconsin counties ofjclaudy, noutli and Orocn, Iowa and. Lafayette In the Pccatonlca river area wore in the flood areas; sleet storrced into cen- tral Wisconsin and made travel hazardous, and the northern part of the state was burled under a fresh {snowfall. At Madison, yesterday's all-day downpour caused a culvert to over- flow and flood a student trailer camp. Firemen in hip boots rescued 32 families, including eight infants, from the three-foot deep Hood, Trailer Camp Flooded The heavy rain also combined with melting snows to flood at least five other areas at Madison. Hun- dreds of basements were flooded and Des Moines the flre department issued a radio appeal asking residents to refrain from calling them about flooded basements. v -The East Hill farm trailer camp, housing University of Wisconsin students and their families, suffered from the overflowing culvert which later was dammed with sandbags. cast portions. Diminishing winds. Minnesota: Cloudy and colder to- night with light snow east portion and diminishing winds. Sunday partly cloudy, slightly colder south- cast. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 45; minimum, 27; noon, 30; precipitation, 1.05 (five inches sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Free. (Continued on FLOODS 3, Column S) Duluth International Falls 1.02 1.39 .39 .13 .12 Chicago 39 Denver 51 23 Des Moines....... 52 33 25 22 21 13 Kansas City 63 37 Los Angeles 59 47 Miami 70 72 Mpls.-St. Paul 36 24 Now Orleans...... 80 67 New York......... 45 35 Seattle 27 35 Phoenix 64 43 Washington 62 43 .02 Winnipeg 2G 10 Trace .87 .03 ,30 Lieutenant Harvey Hacbcrle, former New TJlm resl- dent, wus found slain la a New York hotel tills week. Police ore conducting a nation-wido search for the slayer or slayers. Bachelors Have Hectic Day In Aurora, III. Aurora, til. Aurora bach- elors bad a leap year hang over today after a hcctl'i day of petticoat rule by tho city's prettiest girls, It will be 1952 before the girls get another chance to take over the reins for the city government and gnng up on the city's single men. Most of tho bachelors who were swept into Jail In tho feminine commando raids Friday said foui years was soon enough for a repeat performance. Tho bachelors or this city ol wero the chief targets of the 56 girls who were in command of the various city offices. And the city's traditional leap year dny ap- peared a complete success for the Ill-Is. They filled the city Jail with howling single a few hours after they took charge [n the court of the police magis- trate, Irene Youngcn, 29, and come- ly, they pleaded guilty to being jachelors. They were released from only after they paid fines to 3uy silk stockings, candy, flowers and other pretties for the girls who nabbed them. Attorney George R. Matyas, 33 was one of t.he defendants who won dismissal of his case. He plead- ed guilty to being a bachelor be- cause he "wanted to make many {iris happy and not one miserable." Tlie day's celebration ended with the girls escorting tlie regular city officials to a leap year banquet Friday night. The highlight was the marriage of Claude B. Gillmorc, 27, and Betty Robotham, 23. The girls hailed the wedding as "victory." Gillmorc agreed. He snld lie hnd planned it that way ill tho lime. Lieutenant Not Ready for Battle IJoNton Navy Lieuten- ant Wish wiw In a, hot battle today without battle dresx. Police quoted the lieutenant as saying he was naked when be went through an open first floor window in a struggle with a man he Identified as a. Negro prowler. The lieutenant said he woke to flnd the prowler In bis bed- room and that as they wrestled "he dove out the window with mi; on his back." Lieutenant Wish, whose home id at Milwaukee, Win., is doing jjradualc study at MasKachuxetta institute of technology. Asked regarding bis attire, or lack of It, Lieutenant Wish mod- estly parried: "You can say I was lightly clad." The prowler escaped. Railroad, Highway Under Water Heavy Wet Snow Hampers Travel Throughout Area An Ice-gorged Root river, swollen by Friday's all-day rain, overflowed Its banks at Peterson, Minn., 25 miles southwest of Wi- iiona, this morning, Inundating- two-thirds ot the village and cutting olf U. S. highway 18 and Milwaukee railroad tracks In the area. At p. m. today an Jam, piled up at a bridge across the Root river at Peterson start- ed moving slowly down stream, relieving pressure, and the flood- swollen waters slowly began to re- cede. At Its mid-morning crest today. Peterson's main street was under three and one-half feet of surging water, basements were flooded, water trickled Into the first of sevcrnl homes In tho east end of town. Transportation mode for .several ot the village's 330 resi- dents was boating. Furniture waa carried to the upper stories in sev- eral homes. Last night, Mrs. N. N. Solbcrc and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Jocobson were evacuated from their homes by neighbors because of ris- ing water. S Feet of Water Over Tracks More than three feet of water was coursing over Milwaukee rail- road tracks and U, S. highway near Peterson at noon today. First floors of the Peterson creamery and the Peterson High school were un- der water before the recession be- gan. Site of many such spring break- up floods In post years. Mayor Clif- ford Benson called today's the worst In the community's his- tory. Weather prediction for the Wl- nona area calls for snow flurries and strong winds, diminishing to- night; clearing and cold Sun- day. Low tonight will be 12-13; high Sunday, decrees. A thick wot snow covered with, a, five-Inch blanket by. 1p.m. today. Maximum temperature in the 24-hour period ending at noon today was 45, the minimum 37. Snow was still falling at p, m. today. Precipitation reading at noon was 1.05 Inches. Four Iiolated At Rushford the Root river WM eight feet over its normal level. Flood crest was still to be reached, however. Traffic was being routed over state highway 30 to Chatflcld because XT. S. highway 16 was im- passable. Pour homes in South Rushford were isolated by high water this morning. A, D. Sanial. federal forecaster at the La Crosse weather bureau station, predicted r, fast recession of the river. "With a freezing temp- erature already prevailing and cold- er weather forecast, there'll be no more runoff water; so the recession will be he said. He predicted a Root river of Novon Ject by Sunday morning, ap- proximately the name an Friday morning's 7.7 reading before the risa began. Normal stage in tho Root river at Houston, according to Mr. Sanial. Is 5.6 feet, and it floods at IS feet. Friday morning the reading was 7.7 feet, but yesterday afternoon water started to and by this morning tho observer couldn't get at tho gauge. river la also out of Its banka from Houston to Hokah. today, but except for flooded basements Mr. Sanial expected little damage. Ha pointed out that summer flood! cause such great damage of growing crops. No Damaire Seen at Homton He expected no damage to in Houston, because it Is relatively High. Most of the ice in tho Root river, which is between 18 inches and two feet thick, will be lifted, said he, jut some anchor ice will develop. Train Service Suspended Train service between La and Austin was cut off by the Root river overflow at Peterson today. After the river the tracks must be inspected before service can be restored. Trains Into Wlno-. na were running behind time today. 3uscs were approximately 45 min- utes late. WaUsr under Milwaukee railroad bridges between Houston mid Hokah was running at capacity at noon today. Wlnona county highways wera clear by noon today but exceedingly slippery. State highway 76 between Houston and Caledonia was cut off by tlie flood. Durand was without electric power from p. m. to 10 p. m. Friday when a heavy snow storm in- boro at 11 p. m. Friday. Inundating Lhe municipal park and baseball diamond. At its highest point, the river was six feet above normal, a 'Continued on Pace 3, Column 1) STORM Withdrawal of Pipeline Approval Refused Waihlngton The securities and exchange commission refused to withdraw its approval for construction of a natural gas pipe- line by the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipe Line Company from Texas to Michi- gan and Wisconsin. The Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company had asked, the commission to rescind its action. ;