Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER CUarlnf ind Unlfhl. frrliUj PROTECT YOUR FUTURE Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of U. S. SAVINGS BONDS VOLUME 46. NO. 468 MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2. 1947 TWENTY PAGES Man Missing in Waterville Hotel Fire 113 Dead in New Year's Holiday Bad Weather Cuts Down Auto Deaths 2 Minnesota Men Freeze to Death Over Holiday tlj AMocbtted Frew A reduction In the nunrtwr of violent throughout the nation over the New hollda; compared to Ihe heavy toll on Christmas was Indicated In surve; today. from 6 p. m. (local time) to Ift-i midnight, at least 113 persons suf. frred violent deaths but In thi same period at Christmas there were 287 fataltles. Traffic dsaths led 79 while 34 persons died from causes, includln) fires. fa'Jit. and asphyxia- tion. Over ths Christmas holiday thrre wrro 213 traffic fatalities. Inclement weather In many parts cf the country curtailed motoi travel was believed a bljr factoi !n holding down the number of traffic deaths. The National Safety council had estimated that 130 per- sons would be killed In traffic mis- on New Year's Eve on the holiday. The council predicted the final total. Including persons injured during that period but who die later, would be much higher. Mort Dead In California California, which led the nation in the number of truffle deaths over the Christmas holiday with 70, also ranked first among the states with the rooct violent deaths over the New holiday. Sixteen of the 23 violent deaths In California re- sulted from traffic accidents. Ohio second with 13. Including 13 t-affle. Several states did not re- port any violent deaths. Deaths by states, liittne traffic and mlfccclUn-aua. Included: California 1C, 7; Florida. Il- linois 4, 4; Indiana 4, 0; Michigan 3. 3; Minnesota 2 0; Missouri 3, 0; New York 2, 8; Ohio 12. 1. Crookston Janitor, War Vet, Freeze to Death By AMoetetcd Prew Two Minnesota residents froze to Labor Legislation Holds Spotlight As Congress Gathers Police Watch Woman Shot By Camera Gun New York Police posted a :4-hour guard today at the hospital com bedside of Mrs. Olga Rocco, above) victim of A Times Square ubway station "camera" shooting, is they expanded their hunt for the jretty Brooklyn housewife's ex- lusband. Alphonsa Bocco. The protection was provided, po- said, because they feared an- ther attempt on Mrs. Rocco's life might be made by the person who lotted Tuesday's shotgun aiisault. Mrs. Bocco, who was Injured rltlcolly when her right thigh was truffle deaths over the New Year holiday, while South Dakota re- ported four auto deaths. Victims were: David Lloyd Tanley, 33, WorlJ War II veteran, who was fount unconscious In a New Dim pit. He died a half-hour after belnf found. Tanley was last seen Tues- day evening when he took a cab from the downtown area and ap- parently became confused and wan- dered away from his sister's home in which he lived. Christian Vanseth, M. Crookston school Janitor, whose frozen body was found on the ice of the Bed Lake river there where Coroner H. E. Nelson said he apparently fell some time early 'Wednesday while on his way home. Arnp Alanen, 23, Cloquet. Minn., lasted by the full charge of a 12- Sessions to Start Friday, Truman's Message Monday Washington House Demo- crats "drafted" Sam Bayb'um of Texas today as their floor leader for the SOth Congress which con- venes at noon tomorrow. Rayburn was elected at a caucus attended by most of the 187 Demo- crats who will serve in the new Re- publican dominated Congress. A party leader said tho vote was unanimous. With leadership difficulties virtu- ally solved all around, labor legls- ntlon hold tho spotlight on the eve or tho llrst Republican-dominated congressional session In 15 years. John McCormack of Massachu- setts nominated Rayburn, who serv- G.O.P. Plans Early Vote To Oust Bilbo Mississippi Senator May Be Denied Office Wtuhlnrton The Republl' can steering committee recommend, cd- today that Senator Theodore O. Bilbo (D.-Mlss.) be barred at the door of the Senate when ho attempts to take the oath for a new term tomorrow. Chairman Robert Taft said the committee's recommenda- tion would be laid before the full Republican membership of the Sen- ate at a meeting this afternoon. Bilbo has been accused by an In- vestigating committee of misusing Ills office and breaking the law in Ills relations with war contractors, May Avoid Filibuster Taft indicated the possibility of an agreement with the Democratic Opening on KWNO Kadlo Station KWNO will carry the opening of Congress from a. m. until p. m. tomorrow, direct from the Capitol. Swift usually heard at a, m. will bo heard at a. m. and Talking will be can- celed for the day. leadership under which a threaten- d filibuster, which would delay or- ?anization of the Senate, would je avoided. The Ohloon told a news confer- ence that the possibility of netting a date shortly after tho President's state of the union message Is re- ceived by Congress Monday for full discussion of the Bilbo case had been talked over with Senator Alben Barkley of Kentucky, the Demo- cratic leader. Taft said no agreement had been Grid Fans Pack Rose Bowl Store With Home. grid fans inside its Rates, this Is how the famed Rose bowl at Pasadena, C.ilif., looked from the air at game time yesterday. Shadow at upper left was made by the blimp from which this picture was made. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) death and two others were killed in sauge shotgun, has accused Rocco would support McCormack for it near there when his car, pulled from n ditch, was killed being struck broadside by another on highway 61. William Goedc, 31, Hopkins, struck and killed near there by a car of- ficers said failed to stop. Ooede was conferring with the driver of a car concerning a minor accident when he was struck down. At Madison, S. D., Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Webber and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Westby, all reading there, were allied when a train struck their car while they were on the way to New Year party. Eau Claire Man Dead of Exposure Claire. Win. Deputy Coronrr Vernon Stokes said today that William La Polnte. 45, of Clnlrr, whoso body was found yes- trrdny about 20 feet from tho trailer in which he lived, apparently riled of exposure. The temperature was Iwlow zrro at the tlmo tho body was found. of hatching tho scheme which led Pearl Luslc, 10-year-old blonde, to shoot her, using a Christmas-wrap- pod shotgun she thought was a dis- guised camera. Police, meanwhile, virtually aban- doned the theory that n man who vanished Into the surf off Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, was Rocco. The clothing, left by a young man seen to wade Into the ocean and swim off in his underwear, shoes and gloves, was shown to Mrs, Boc- co last night, to Miss Luslc, and to tho proprietor of the rooming house where Rocco lived, but no one could identify them as Rocco's. Miss Lusk has identified a pic- ture of Rocco as the man who en- gaged her to take a picture of Mrs. Bocco "with on X-ray camera." She told police the man represented hlmuelf as an Insurance investigator on the trail of a "big Jewel who rarrled stolen gems under her clothing. ed as speaker when Democrats con- trolled the House, for minority leader. Rayburn came to his feet with a speech In which he said he would accept. But his formal election was de- layed whllo thn Democratic party conference got rid of other business, Texan Drafted Some difficulty was encountered on picking the slate of minority nominees for various lobs still avail- able around the House. Rayburn had indicated all along until last he did! not want the leadership Job and j fora the attorney general, whose agents previously disclosed to be Yew Violence In Palestine threat o Aim, cum nu nttrcuuieui' iiua oeen _____ i reached .with Berkley yet but in- nBW vlolenc8 over MolJ dicated the Bepubllcans hope Ingun Zval Leumi Iew.nra.tn Cold Wave Spreads Over Most of U.S. come to an understanding with the Democrats .on this point before noon. A report signed by a bipartisan majority of the Senate war Investi- gating committee declared tho evi- dence of Its Investigation "clearly indicates that Senator Bilbo Im- properly used his high office as United States senator for his per- sonal gain in hia dealings with war contractors." Committee Chairman Kilgore (D.- W.V.) asserted asserted that "in view of the scope of the findings" the whole record is being laid be- McCormack has been serving a; Democratic leader. But the "Draft Rayburn" drive got under way late ycuterdny. Party loaders said tho Texan changed his mind to prevent a split in the new minority party. Bomo said direct "pressure" cams from the White House too. Bayburn visited the White House late yesterday. Representative Joseph W. Martin Jr., of Massachuetts, who has been Republican floor louder, takes from (Continued on Page U, Column 3) CONGRESS 18 Hurt in Plane Crash at Nashville Knutson to Offer 20% Tax Slash Measure Friday Gandhi on Tour of Moslem Villages Calcutta Mnhandas K Oandhi utartro1 today a village to iillnge walkinK tour of tho Noak- hall district of East Bengal, carry- ing his doctrine of nonviolence into thp Moslrm-domlnatcd area where communal disturbances erupted in October. The ConKrc.vi party press com- pared hl.i walk In Importance to the 1930 walk to beat the salt law. De- spite his 77 years and frail body, the Hindu leader planned to vlnlt villages this month. His route avoided the Ramgu'nJ police dis- trict scene of the bloodiest of com- munal rioti. Reward Offered for Sack of Gold Ripld City. a. Land- Strom Jewelry Manufacturing Com- pany Wednesday offered n rc- wnrd for tho return of an Mick of powtlerrd Kolci nccldentnlly rrmovfd from plant to a RnrbaKO dump. The nrm tho IB usclrsa until put through a refinery.' Representative Harold Knutson (R.-Mlrm.) an- nounced today that legislation pro- roslnj a 20 per cent cut in personal Income taxes will bo the first bill Introduced In the S'cw Congress. Knutson becomes chairman of "the tax-writing ways and means com- mltcc when thn Republicans take over majority control tomorrow. Tho measure, which contemplates an "across the board" cut in per- sonal Income tax collections In 1047, Both Republicans and Demo- cratic opposition to such a slosh Nashville, Tenn. Eighteen persons were injured last night when a DC-3 two-engine airliner, j groping its way into Nashville's fog- bound airport, crashed into a dwel- ling. Two occupants of the dwelling were hurt, and the 16 occupants of the plane, members of a vaude- ville troupe, were injured. Airport officials said they had been advised of the flight when the plane took off from Richmond, Va., and said a safe landing here virtually was Impossible because of fog. studying the Bilbo transactions. The little southerner, plp.inly anti- cipating that the committee report might furnish ammunition for an ouster attack, called on his col- leagues in a latter to keep open minds and read all the evidence. A voluminous .response to the re- port, prepared on Bilbo's behe.lf by his attorney, Forrest B. Jackson said "The true evidence presented to the committee clearly Indicates thai (Continued on Page 6, Column 1) BILBO Chicago Woman Dies in Fire Chlc.igo Mrs. Esther Kir- stein, :15, burned to death and her Hans, 60, was critically jurned today when the couple was trapped in a fire in the basement of their West Side home. Firemen chopped through a base- ment door to reach the Klrstclns. 'hlef James Cegan of tho 18th battalion said he believed their clothing caught fire while they were attempting to put out flames in a rubbish heap noar t'ne furnace. Plve other occupants of the butld- j were forced out by smoke. Dam- age was estimated by Chief Cegan at Big Nine Float rejecting an American congress- man's plea for a truce, promised unremitting "warfare" to achieve Its goal of a free Palestine. Irgun's action coincided with the verdict of military court con- demning a member of tho Jewish underground organization to death for participating In an armed, at- tack on a police station In which two police officers were killed last April 23. The promise of continued strife was contained in a note transmit- ted to newspapers by Irgun leaders in reply to a message from T7. S. Bepresentatlve Joseph Clark Bald- win (R.-N. which was pub- lished last Saturday in the Pales- tine post. Baldwin, administrative chairman of the political action committee for Palestine, asked Ir- gun to "halt operations In the Holy Land until I have acquainted tho American government and peo- ple with your fight and the light of Jewry at large." Separate States Hoped Irgun thanked Baldwin lor his "help in the campaign to free Pal- but declared that "nothing must stop our fight." (Dispatches from London yester- day reported increasing Indications there that official British opinion was Inclining to the view that the By The Associated Press There were not many clear spots on the nation's weather maploccupanVs of Is Destroyed Blazes Start in Furnace Rooms of Buildings Watrrvllle, olU man was reported misdng in ft fire which destroyed the two-story Commercial hotel today. He was .Mnrple. who occu- pied ii second floor room. Fellow of the hole! said they last saw him .-icnlcd on st.ilrstrps. They said he to be ai- fected by the swirling smoke. The oUie.r 19 residents of hotel, a two-story fn.me and stucco .structure, escaped without injury. Wstcrvillc is in Lc Sueur coun- ty, 12 miles north of Wascca. The lire was discovered by Louia Chose, WiUervlIle farmer who was .stopping at the hotel overnight, nt n. m. lie roused his room- Miirlln QuDiii-y of Wiuor- .VIJJo mid Heed of Watcr- ville. The M-IO to Din roof of the porc.h enlleU for help. Albert jDnwold. working iicros the street. i heard (.heir cries and nou.led the :jlre department. He then procured a ladder from the. lire department nnd assisted the three to safety. Residents Awakened Meanwhile Mrs. William RJach. who occupied one of the five apart- ments in :.he hotel, was awakened. She hurried lo the apartment of the hotel owner, WUllnm Lalble, and aroused him and his mother, and aided In spreading the alarm to the other apartments to'day as Iresh falls or snow, freezing rain and sleet and a new! and is hotel rooms. cold wave extended over a wide section of the country. The flre which .staru-d near The new frigid blasts moved Into the Dakotas and Montana ln tho southeast comer of from the Northwest sending temperatures to 20 below at Minot, N. D. The cold wave was expected 'isnnn hart nli to movo eastward and forecasts were for temperatures of from 15 to 30 below in Minnesota tonight. Snow fell in many parts of cen- tal West Taxes and Oklahoma. Precrtng rains chilled partis of Texas, Arkansas and spread through portions of Illinois, Indi- ana and lower Michigan. Power and communication lines In many cities were disrupted by the ice storms. Tho sleet and freezing rains made soon had enveloped all of the build- ling, which was 150 feet long and 8O feet wide. The Wutervillc fire department, unable to check thn blaze, called for help from depurt- jrnent. The Homes were burning out at !8 a. m. I LaibJc estimated the loss at i60.- [000. part of it covered by insur- special House ance. committee investigating surplus dis-i posal accused the War Assets in Milaca War Assets Administration Methods Hit iravcl on highways hazardous, but ministration today of "sloppy busl-lp- j __j j Ai. _ TlrtCW n "fmrnvft tern If I 'cderal forecasters said the'new'ncss methods" and "favoritism, if cold wave, moving eastward from not downright corruption." Milaca, Fire destroy- Montana and the Dnkotas. would! Tnc committee declared tho Gamble slore. last night at bring clear skies. The northern Rockies, the Pa- ilflc coast and Florida -were tho only )arts of the country which escaped he incldtnent weather. New England Under Snow cost o.r doitif? In ".stupeud- a loss S17.000. ous, in fact prohibitive" and saldj Tho blaze started at p. ro, the whole surplus property disposal i In the furnarc room in the program may end up "showing a! "lent and was not extinguished un- net loss to tho government." The group, headed by Rcprcsen- All New England was under amative Roger Slaughter ilankct of snow from one in its final report tho Invcstlgn- .long the southernmost coasts to 20ltlon should bo continued through a nches in for northern One person was reported dead in successor committee. Vlaryland with sleet converting a Ivc to six Inch snowfall into icy lush. Transportation was dis- rupted in eastern Kentucky by heavy snow and icy roads with some areas reporting travel condi- tions the worst in many years. til 2 n. jn. today. Unable lo check spread of the flames through the wood sheet metal structure. Milaca firemen bent their efforts toward saving the First Nntlonnl bank find the Blue Meanwhile, it recommended. Con- Bird cnfn, nd.lacont to the Gamble gross should eliminate priorities for the purchase of all properly except real estate, exempting only gov- ernment agencies buying for their wn use. The report said use of priorities has stove. G. D. Gyu.'in, store manager, said the loss umnuiurd to in merchandise und in the build- ing, one of the oldoM, in the city. only feasible way to settle the Pal- estine problem was to partition the Holy Land into separate Jewish and Arab states.) (These advices quoted an official British source as saying that the government would give "full and serious consideration" to such a partition proposal should the mat- ;er be broached by Arabs or Jews at the London conference on Pales- ;ine, which is scheduled to resume January 21.) Sentenced to Hang The Irgun member sentenced yes- terday to die by hanging was Dov state executWe-he was 84 Heavy snow fell in Chicago and the Weather bureau forecast a totalffront" for other people nnd in depth of nearly ten inches with tho United Nations Relief and] Burns Rosholt, WIs. Kirr of un- slderable drifting. The snow was 'Rehabilitation administration an 'determined origin destroyed a one- expected to end Friday morning and j advantage over American business. story frame building occupied by turn colder with live degrees above Friday night. Wisconsin Inaugural to Be Monday Madison, WIs. Governor To Ban Ithc .f. K. Hardware Com- The committee sold Congress aLso'pany curly wiriiiy nnd caused ex- should act to insure that, "specula-jtonMve damage to an adjoining two- tors" cannot in the future set .structure whtrii hou.scd the [schools under a nonprofit postoiaci: nnd a barber (Which will them eligible for i shop. hi the acqulsl- A passerby discovered the fire and ftlcn of surplus property." noUrled the Jto.slioli, volunteer fire As a cose in point it ciltd the'department. The ilroflRhiors kepi a 100 per cent, fire from spreading to the tew- of Thunderbird No. 2 airfield in cr floor of the building occupied Arizona to the "American Institute by the ]xjstofflce but there has been hoard, but Knutaon voiced confidence that hl.i plan would pre- vail. Knutson t.old a group of news- men that the bill "will bo Intro- duced at- OR the :ncw Congress1 convenes on Friday. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Clearing and colder tonight, lowest about zero 111 tho city, five below In rural ureas. Friday, clear and cold, high ten above. Minnesota Fair and very cold tonight and Friday with low to- night ranging from 15 to 30 below north, ten to 15 below south. Wisconsin Partly cloudy west and cloudy with light snow east to- night. Colder. Friday clearing and colder, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 11; minimum, -0; noon. 11; preclptatlon, trace of snow; sun sots tonight at nun rises tomorrow at For thn 24 hours ending at 12 m. WcdncHday: Maximum, 0; minimum, -20; noon, 0; preclptntlon, trace of Know. This N the Big Nine's entry In the Tournament of Ronnt parailo ill I'li.iadciia, Calif., and scntcd nit tlin floral throne In University of HMnota, with eight attendants representing the other Rig Nino nohoo'.N and droned In their school Heated below her. (A.F. Wlrephoto.) Jew who came to Palestine six year ago and Who was discharged from ho Jewish brigade of tho British army only ten days before tho at tack. on tho pollen station. Military authorities meanwhile announced tho detention of 47 per- sons in the all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv following an investigation into the retaliation Hoggings of a Brit- ish major and three soldiers lasl Sunday. The announcement said that persons had been ques- tioned during tho Investigation. Foreign Trade." Tlie committee declared it be- lieved discount provisions of the Trade Loans to Germany Planned Berlin American and Brit- ish loans approximating are expected to be arranged this :nonth for tho rovlvoi of foreign trade of tho economically fused U. 8, and British zones of Germany, American officials said today. New Brooms Passed Out to Congressmen Washington Represen- tative Bender (U.-Ohlo) passed out new broomu today tn Repub- lican members of the SOth Con- cress. To each was attached a large card with the legend: "Here's Let's do the Job." The first broom went to Rep- resentative Rich frc- (jucnt critic of government upending. The necond was hunil- eil tn RuprcHcntiitlve Kngel (1C.- who did much complain- ing about army-navy expendi- tures during tho war. on December 22-and four other surplus -Property act were intended for "established educational In- stll.uUon.s" only. Its proloiiRCd investigations and voluminous testimony, tlir commit- tee said, led to these conclusions: constitutional officers will be in- augurated at a KlmplR ceremony in the Mondny noon. Adjutant General John J'. Mullen will be In charge of ceremonies, to bo "simple and without ii.s the governor requested. Chief Jus- tice Marvin B. Roncnbcrry of thn state supreme court will ndminlstar the oaths of office. IilRutonnnt Governor Oncar Ren- nebohm. Attorney John K. Wnrtln, Secretary of Sl.ntr Fred R. Zimmerman, and Sl.ntc Tionsurrr John M. Smith will bo ol.hcr offi- cials taking the oaths. Seating accommodations will be provided for 200 guests nnd friends of the officials. heavy w.ito-r and smoke damage. No estimate of the loss was avail- able. Water Used to Finht Superior Fire .Snprrliir, Win. firemi-n chopped a hole in tin: iff of Lake Lie Detector Testa La Follette May Be U. S. Delegate on U.N. Agency Washington Reports In late department circles today suit! Senator Robert La Follette Wis.) will succeed John C. Winani. as U. S. representative on the United fattens economic and social council. After 21 years in the Senate Ln 'ollette ran for nomination as a Republican Jn the last Wisconsin primary and was defeated by Jps- cph R. McCarthy. Informed officials .said Wlmmt. ;ubmlUed his rcuignallon from the TJ.N. body several days Thorn vii.s ivo indication UK Lo tin: future ilnn.s of the former New Hampshire, lovcrnor and ambassador to Great Britain. "Sloppy business methods" have Superior yesterday to obtain water resulted in "a lack of confidence on to Jlnhl a fire nt ihc Dock the part of the public iind u Fuel Company. The lire dam- ance on the part of nniny the In- vextlKate Un- possibility of arson in colinrrtion with n [Ire th.it. cnu.'wd damage estimated at about WOO yrsterdny in the North WeMcrn rall- roitd's (lepoi. hi'iv. Community Projoct: Ncnr Anoka Burns Klre today df- i'oycd f.hr renter of Circle Pines cooperative. :i community de- velopment project noiir Anoka. The llnme.s Icvelnl t.l.e one-story building houMnK iv urocory. meat market, tavern ami the of inxvnld Str.incixkov. caretaker. Loss wns e.sUinatecl at Boys 'Inconclusive' Clilciiiw IloHiilts of lin ilrtrctor tests jrlvrn two airc youtliH in connection with tlir December 17 Nlaylni; HrNNlo Moore :it IL tnvnrn I.IV Crosiir, WIs., wore trrmril "liironcliiTilvr" b.V .lulni K. Ilflil, police flrp.irtmrtit He ilntirctur expert. One of thn youths previously liail admitted, according In 1rict Attorney Frrclrrle. OroKliy cf Crowe, that lie owned tlie caliber revolver from which five shuts were, flrod inlo the body of the Sli-yrar-old w.iltrCNS, an expectant mother. Reid said tlint linlh youtlm were "ilisturbecl throughout the tcstR." lie further po- lice InvcntlKatlnn. Tlie were taken to <'hl- for the tcKtH tit which they rulimittril volunlnrlly. They wrrr. liy (lip InnimlnK I.a CroKse rnunty iliKlrlet uttnr- nry, John Coleman, and Khrr- iff'ff depiitlm. f Ammonia Tank Blows Up at Hudson, llinlHiin, of an ammonlii nt Un- Klund Idnlry T le.sdiiy rlamn-fl tin- life of Hill-old :H. illi-d At u SI.. 1'inil iievrriU noun nfU-r the occldrnl..