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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Ffttr ftnrt cold tontcht; Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations FM IS COMING Be your new radio can 1C VOLUME 47. NO. 268 WINONA. MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING. JANUARY 2, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Nation Records 145 Violent Deaths Storm Blasts Wisconsin On Holiday Wind and Snow Hit Southeastern Part of State By The A-wocbited Prow The New Year stormed Into Wis- consin Thursday, buffeting the southeastern purl of the state with x nine-Inch snowfall, whipped by 35-IO-40 mile an hour winds Into drifts that snarled transportation throughout the area. In Milwaukee, apparently thc hardest hit, at least two death were credited to the storm. A 13 year-old boy, John Dollhoff, co lapsed and died of a heart attac Thursday night after shoveling th walks around his south side horn and Edgar Orth, veteran Mllwauke Sentinel artist, died of apparent! tha some cause while thanking motorist who hsd pushed his stallc car out of a drift as he was en rout to work. Milwaukee officials thanked thci :ucky stars Thursday was a holiday persons were abroad durln the afternoon nnd early evenln the storm was at its helijh in contrast to the thousands wh would have been attempting t reach homo had it been an ordinary workday. Transportation tangled, bu not as badly as In thc IB-inch last January. Motorists particularly those without chains became stuck easily and contribute! to the traffic snarl, which Jnmme< all major Intersections throughou tha city before the snow eased off shortly before midnight. Cam Stalled At Racine, the county highway department reported main road through the county were almos Impassable Thursday night. Auto- mobiles were stalled In heavy drifts throughout the county and the WM reported deeper In thc areas. All airplanes cancelled flights in and out of Milwaukee and all car- ferries were ordered to remain In port. Trains arrived from three to four hours late. Mont Milwaukee taxtcab companies bogaln pulling their cars off the streets early last night. Only emergency service was offered. At Madison, William Hocnig, chief maintenance engineer of the State Highway department, wild that in the absence of reports to the con- Smoke From Five-Alarm Fire Blankets Manhattan trary he assumed that all main federal, state and county trunk highways were open. Trent Blown Down In Kenosha county, traffic was tied up Thursday clue to slippery roads and blowing snow which reduced visibility to virtually zero. Many trees were blown across high- ways and streets. An automobile driven by Daniel Hagcn of East Aurora, N. was blown off the road but no one was injured. Rock and Walworth counties had only three Inches of snow but the strong 7-lnd caused some drifting and a sleet storm made driving extremely hazardous yesterday. Lakeshore counties, Hoenig re- ported, absorbed bulk of the snow with the storm's i-.iry tapering hit eastward. Iowa and counties, In Wisconsin's off as It Lafayette ________ southwest comer, experienced no unusual snowfall or wind conditions. Five inches of snow fell in Green county, but all major highways were open to traffic nnd .snowplow crews who worked throughout the night to maintain two-lane traffic on the main arteries turned their attention to county trunks, where only single lancn were open. Romania Asks for Former King Bucharest, Komnnln The Romanian government asked today for 35 visas for former King Mlhal, Queen Mother Helen and their retinue to enter Switzerland. passports were re- Are Flayed on burning buildings on 68th street, west of Broadway In New York city, as thick columns of smoke roue from a firo that started In a five-story building this morning. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The New York An 80-yeur-old woman leaped three floors to safety today in a five-alarm fire which spread into six buildings and cast a dense pall of smoke over Manhat- tan's west Hide at Columbus circle Tho woman, identified by fire- men us Mrs. Mayse McLaln, suf- fered only leg Injuries after she jumped Into a firemen's net. About 40 men, women and children were led to safety in night clothes by police and firefighters. Eleven firemen were Injured in fighting the fire which destroyed a four-story building at 230 West E8th street. One wall collapsed but no one was Injured. Thc fire broke oul at a. m. a. m C.S.T.) and was reported under control about three hours later. Flames spread to three adjoining converted apartment houses, to thc fourth and fifth floors of an eight- Democratic Leaders Escaping Communists Reorganize in U. S. By Bob Coniidlne New York Democratic leaders who managed to escape from countries overrun by communism have formally reorganized In tho United States. Stanlslaw Mlkolajczyk, former prime minister of. Poland and president of its Polish Peasant, party, announced today that he had met with other leaden of the International Peasant union In Washington shortly before Christ- mas, and that the union's plans for fighting tho spread of communism for Mllml, who abdicated mid his mother. A spokesman for the Communlst- domlnntrd "popular democratic republic" which succeeded the mon- archy, said the requests may reach Swiss federal offices In Bern to- morrow, but thru n reply Is not ex- pected before late Monday or Tues- day, because Swiss offices close at noon on SaMtrdny. 21 Men Rescued From Grounded Steamer Ocracoke, N. C. Coast guardsmen working uKiiinat heavy seas early totluy rcNcucd 21 men from it stnarniT driven UKi'dimd shortly brforn midnight "n tho beach of Uny Ocracoko Island. Another member of the crew of the steamer, the Charlie Mason out of Morehead City, N. C., died of a heart attack after leaping into the water from the stranded vessel, Chief Boatswain's Mate J. L. Gas- kill of the Ocracoke life boat sta- tion reported. ndiana Resident Admits Shooting olorado Couple Hot Sulphur Sprinin, A 25-year-old man Identifying him- self as Don Tusker of Peru, Ind., admitted in a signed statement Thursday night the fatal shooting a few hours earlier of Robert Hutch- lns, 20, and the wounding of his wife, Shirley, 20. A blaze of gunfire struck the young couple in their automobile 25 miles south of Denver under cir- cumstances still not explained to the satisfaction of authorities. Mrs. Hutchlns' critical condition has pre- vented her being questioned exten- ilvely by detectives. Sheriff Chester McQucary Tucker told this story in signed statement: Ho had worked for a Los Angeles company but left there hurriedly will announced shortly. Present at the Washington meet- ing were such prominent escapees as Pcrenc Nagy, former prime min- ister of Hungary and head of the Hungarian Smallholders party; Dr. Vladko Macek, deposed head of the Croatian Peasant party; Qrlgore N. Buzesti, representing the Roma- nian National Peasant party; Dr. George Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, for- mer general secretary of the Bul- garian Peasant party and others. Their program is expected to be announced at their meeting in Washington on January 19. While In Washington Mikolajczyk conferred with Father Bela Varga, the Catholic priest, former speaker of the Hungarian parliament, who was forced to flee that country to escape death. the seventh and a 13-story office 57tlv street and eighth floors of building nt 1780 Broadway. Firemen arriving at the scene ?limpsed Mrs. McLain standing at :he edge of the roof and shouted to her through the wind-driven smoke: "Don't As the elderly woman swayed at the edge of the roof, a life net was ipread. Then she leaped. Firefighters who rushed to the scene through Ice-glazed streets 14 Persons Die in Train Crack-Up Ex-Ambassador Among Victims In Missouri OttervUIe, Mo. Alexander W. Weddell, former ambassador to Spain and Argentina, and 13 other holiday travelers were killed in the [New Year's day collision of two passenger trains near this Central Missouri town. Approximately 12 persons were Injured, five of whom required hos- pltnllzatlon. The dead also included Mr Alexander W. Weddell and Fran M. Ryan, identified as a Holly woo movie director. The collision occurred during heavy snow storm while the Mi: Youngdahls to Leave For Sweden Tonight Now because of weather conditions. Governor and Mrs. Luther W. Youngdahl of Min- nesota tentatively are scheduled to take off from New York at 10 p. m. today for their visit to the Scandi- navian countries. Minnesota's first couple had been scheduled to leave New York early j today, but planes were held back j because of storm weather. They left Minneapolis Thursday at a. m. and encountered wea- ther difficulties en routo when their plane was grounded at Buffalo, N, Y. The trip to New York city was completed by train. The delay caused the governor to cancel an appearance at a diplo- matic reception which had bcnn planned for him In New York Thursday afternoon. The Youngdahls will fly to Stock- holm and on January 6 are sched- uled to go to Copenhagen. Two days later they are scheduled to visit Oslo, Norway, Governor Young- dahl has been invited to address the opening session of the Swedish Riksdag, or Parliament, January 12. They ore scheduled to start the return trip to Minnesota about Jan- uary 16. The Youngdahls are making the trip as guests of Scandinavian air- lines system. souri Pacific's The Missourian was traveling from St. Louis to Kansa City in two sections. The engine of the second sectio rammed into the rear Pullman the first train, crushing the car completely that torches were used t cut the wreckage apart and remov the dead, En Route to Tucson All of those killed were occupan of the rear Pullman. The Weddells were en routo frorr ;helr Richmond, Va., home Tucson, Ariz. Weddell, 71, had served in man diplomatic posts throughout th world. He began his State depart ment career In 1907 when he be came secretary to the minister t Denmark. He became ambassador t Argentina in 1933 and served unt 1939, then asked President Roosevel 'or the post In Spain. He served us ambassador to Spain until his re Irement in 1942. The family of Prank Ryan als was killed In the wreck. They wer dentified as Mrs. Adelaide Ryan he wife; James, 20, a son, ani udlth, 18, a daughter, and Franklr line, a son. The Ryans were return ng to Hollywood after visiting rela ives tn Richmond, Ind. Four Not Identtlfed The other Identified dead Included Pullman Conductor E. K, Emmonis t. Charles, Mo.; Pullman Porte Harry Chamber, Lovojoy, 111., am Roy Ryan, Sr.r Evtrosville, Ind. Four of the dend had not been dentified positively but Mlssour itate Highway Patrolman K. K ohnson said personal effects hud een found for the following: Harriet Thompson, St. Lou: aughter of Dr. John P. Murphy Caty railroad physician; Viola An- rews, Richmond, Va., the Wed- ell's maid; Miss Jane Raddatz, San Vrnando, Calif.; Corporal Evcret Ollpin or Gerhart, en route from Green Haven, N. Y., to Camp Crook iallf. ouple Abandon Two Children; )ne Found Dead Bainbridgc, A young arrled couple who abandoned icir two small of horn was later found eing held in Jail here, Sheriff R. Stephens said, in connection 1th the robbing and shooting of the'lirTtnrew'oKThe taxi driver smoke they had seen "in 20 years of I a? -rim." Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cook, both of fighting fires." The smoke extended, over a largo area of the west side. after stealing and cashing company checks. He was arrested on the train at Oranby, Colo. Dies of Leukemia Marshflcld; Three- year-old Gall Tuchscher, who was made happy by two Christmases this year, died on New Year's night, a victim of leukemia. Gall's doctor, fearing the child might not be well enough to enjoy the regular Christmas, had recom- mended an early celebration. So her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Tuch- scher, saw to It that Santa Claus paid an early visit on Thanksgiving lay. Many others also contributed to Gull's early ChrUtmas. They (.nitilriK would be suspender1 Sntur- helyocl again on December 25. Gall duy because of storm conditions. (was the Tuchschcr'a only child. Exchange Suspends Trading Saturday New York Tho New York Stock i-xchiuiKU announced today Tucker became acquainted In a tavern with Hutchlns and arrange- ments were made for Tucker to ride buck to Denver with the Hutchlns family. After dozing on the back seat of the automobile. TucUcr awoke Thursday near Castle Kock. Colo., to discover his wallet missing. He accused Hutchlns and tho latter jleked up a revolver lying on thi front Heat. In thn ensuing scuffle, Hutchln was fntiilly In the back and Urn. Hutchlns was wounded "acci- dentally" In the head. Hutchlns body was pushed from the cnr onto the snow covered roadside and Mrs Hutchlns was placed1 in the back sent. Tucker drove the car to Denver whom It crashed Into another au- Lomoblln. Hn abundance! thn cm und Ijoardud u wtrcutcar, later trans- ferring to a taxlcab. He purchased new clothing and then boarded the Mikolajczyk, who is about to re- some veal his own difficulties with thej Russians and his astounding escape1 Weather San Francisco-bound train. possessed when Jailed. He last November, in a series of articles to start In The Republican-Herald Monday, was one of the of the International Peasant union It was formed, Just before the war on a platform which provided for cooperation between the democratic forces of Poland. Czechoslovakia Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. Collaboration Promised The peasant leaders met briefly In London In 1042, but were clls- nuadod by Allied officials from ad- vancing antl-communljit plans. The leaders pledged postwar collabora- tion In After VJ-day FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Fulr and: whom were being sought by police he said, when they left their seven- month-old daughter and three- year-old son In a desolate swamp in this southwestern section of Georgia "Wo found tho little girl dead on a small hill by tho of a 14. Siit-itnc silcriff related, "and thc little and' F.B.L Probing Dealings Of President's Physician Washington The Federal Bureau of Investigation is inquiring into grain trading by Brigadier General Wallace H. Graham, President Truman's personal physician, Senator Know- Girl Freezes To Death In Minnesota Six Wisconsin Persons Killed In Accidents By The AMOclaUd The nation.1! violent death ton over the new year holiday, an un- official survey showed today, 145 including more than ICO per- sons who lost their lives In trade and railroad accidents. Six persons died in airplane and auto accidents, one perished by and a 17-year-old girl froze to death as Minnesota ushered In the new- year, while In Wisconsin Rve per- sons were killed In' accidents during the as winds and snow swept through much of the state to travel conditions hazardous. land said today. Knowland made public a letter he received this morning from, the New York brokerage firm of Bache