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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w 1EATHER and wirtnfr Icnlfht and 104 Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of DAYS Sine. LtrfmUtm doc VOLUME 47, NO. 132 WINONA. MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 23. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES British Ship Sunk in Harbor at Haifa Legion Asks Changes in U. N. Raps Security Council As 'Hung Jury' Would Abolish Veto in Cases of Aggression By Brack Curry Waiblnrton Calling the council a "perpetually hung the American Legion today proposed an overhaul of the United Nations charter to bobtail the "Big five" veto and set up a "tyranny-proof" world police force. Climaxing a year of study, the Legion's recommendations were forwarded in a letter to each mem- ber of Congress with this ac- knowledgment: "It may not be possible or ex- pedient to attempt to bring about changes now, but we believe they suggest goal which must be at- tained In order that the United Nations becomes fully effective." Awall Power The veterans organization con- tended that Its recommendation "lay n solid foundation for the elimination of the atomic threat." It said further they "are indispensable to bring about an adequate substitute for the grim of power politics." Specifically, the Legion proposed three charter amendments designed to: L Give "more effective rep- resentation of the nations" on Mcnrlty council and abollih veto In CMM of acrrewlon "or preparation for afgrewloa." 2. Give the Menrlty council to prevent by creating Iron clad International over atomic and all other meiuu of mam destruction. 3. Create "a powerful yet tjraanytproof" world police force. These proposals followed closely an outcropping of congressional resolutions calling for a United Na- tions charter revision conference. But while iponsors of these resolu- tions aald they might lead to Rus- sian withdrawal from the U. the Legion envisioned a world or- ganization in which Russia, Britain When New Yorker Howard A. Felner raced around the wrong aide of a Pittsburgh trolley, he failed to see another trolley headed la the other direction. He steered into this trap. The car was smashed beyond repair. to The Erie, Pa., Flood Leaves 75 Homeless Erie, Fa. A state of emergency town of today In the wake of torrential- xains that Hooded the streGts, leaving 75 families homeless and causing damage estimated at The 75 Negro families evacuated yesterday from a housing project were housed In the city hall and this country would wield more voting strength than at present. The Legion suggested revamping the security council Into a ten- member each from the United States. Britain and Russia, one each from Prance and China and two (elected by the remaining member states. Conld Block At present, Britain, Russia, France, China and this country are pcnrm- ent members of the 11-membcr council with each exercising veto power over matter of "sub- that body. Under the Legion plan, nny one of the "Big Five" still would be able to block admission of new U. N. members or the creation of special investigating commissions unless some question of aggression were Involved. In calling for changes to give the council "adequate the proposal urged these three points: A. Creation of an atomic develop- ment authority responsible to the council for rigid control of atomic and all other means of mass destruction. Could Limit Amu B. Power for the council to limit the total annual output of heavy armament al) over the world. The council would be "empowered and directed" to allot to each of five major powers on individual produc- tion quota, which they could not exceed, and to allot to other mem- bers a collective quota to be pro- duced solely by a nonprofit arma- ment authority operating under the council. C. Maintenance of a staff of in xpectorx with full rights and access to armit production. Information On troop concentrations. Industrial rc- aources and activities. Truman Signs National Charter for AMVETS Tru- man today signed legislation pro- viding a national charter for the American Veterans of World War II. Ray Sawyer. AMVET national commander, .said the action makes AMVET the first World War n veterans organization to be recog- nired officially by Congress. He added that the legislation gives AMVET "legal status equal to that of the American Legion, the Vct- eraas of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans and the United Spanish War veterans, the only other veterans' groups holding congres- sional charters." He said the organization, formed in 1943, has In excess of members in more than posts in 48 states, the District of Colum- bia and Hawaii. Man With Gun Seized After Truman Visit Washington Lieutenant L. Stanley of the uniformed pollc at the.Senate today reported that man with; an automatic pistol wa arrested In a public rest room shor ly after President Truman had vis I ted the Senate. Stanley said the man is bcln questioned. He was taken into cus tody. by capital police and It wa not known whether there was a lln with the presidential visit. Earlier, Senate Sergcat at Arm Edward F. McOInnls aald he was in vcstlgatlng a report that a man wltl1 a gun had been picked up in th Senate office building. McGJnnis left the Capitol shortl before p. m. for the office o the captain of police in the nearb Senate office building. In the basement of the Senat building on July 12 two pistol shot wero fired at Senator Brlcker (R. Ohio) as he waited to board a ca In the subway en route to the Capl tol. Brlcker was unharmed. The man was arrested shortl afterward by Washington police aft cr Brlcker and others informed of fleers of his Identity. He was bookec as William Kiscr and was charged with assault with Intent to kill. Poland's Share Of Foreign Aid Fund Canceled State de- partment announced today tha Poland's share Of the American foreign relief program has been canceled, Tho action was taken on the recommendation of Colonel R, H Harrison, a special assistant to Secretary of Agriculture Anderson who made n survey of minimum food needs for Secretary of State Marshall. Harrison reported that "grain and other foods are available to meet the minimum food needs of the Polish people generally for the balance of this calendar year." Ho snld Imports of medical sup- plies and supplementary foodstuffs for special groups appear-justified and that some Imports of grain seed and fertilizer would be helpful. The State department said. In its announcement however, that such special items could be supplied through private relief agencies and other sources, such as the inter- national emergency children's fund. The announcement added: "In view of the above and of the fact that the funds available are sufficient to meet only the most urgent relief needs, it has been decided not to undertake a relief program for Poland." Many of those evacuated swam to safety through 15 feet of water while others paddled to land In canoes and rowboats. Ten hours of.unprecedented rain- fall plied up 9.03 inches to break all records for any 24-hour period. The flood was concentrated In the. Erie area with the east side sections hardest hit. However, two to three- ,feet of. water flooded French street, one of the main thoroughfares, although State street was dry. Telephone service'was shut off In many ffarta of the city but electric power was unaffected. Damage to business establish- ments and homes was unofficially estimated by .various Red Cross and Dewey Backers Claim 400 Votes, Allot Tail 350 Washington Republicans parcelled out territory today for Controls on Time Buying May Be Lifted Congress Unlikely to Act, Decision Left to Truman By Francis At. Lemay Washington Denied speci- fic peacetime authority to regulate time payment buying, President Truman today faces a decision on when to lift present credit restraints on such items as automobiles, re- frigerators' and radios. The President had recommended that the controls Imposed by war- time executive order be continued for a while with the approval of Congress as a curb against infla- tion. But the House Instead approved a bill late yesterday to end such controls Immediately. The voice vote action rejected a Senate-approved measure to continue modified credit restraints to December 31. Neither bill appeared likely to get any fur- ther. TJp to President Chairman Wolcott ing the more well-to-do Inhabi- ;ants, especially the Chinese, and burning their properties." 1 The current conflict arose from a disagreement between the Nethcr- ands colonial authorities and the republican government over the method of carrying out the Cheri- jon agreement for an Independent United States of Indonesia. On Sumatra, the army communi- que reported that a Dutch column lad moved more than 70 miles to h'e- west of Palcmbang in the outheastern port of the big island. 11 Germans Killed n Railroad Mishap Victor Kravchenko, ;rlght, covers his features as he stands beside Representative.J. Parnell Thomas (R.-N. chairman of the House un-American activities committee, after telling the committee that "every responsible representative of the Soviet government in the United States may be regarded-as an economical or political spy." Wisconsin Asks Lee Be Questioned In Weckler Case Jefferson, WIs. District Attorney Francis Garrity said to- day he has asked Lincoln, Neb., police officials to question 18-year- old George Thomas Lee, of Oconto, Wis., as to his whereabouts at the time of the disappearance of on eight-year-old Fort Atkinson, Wls., girl lost May 1." The girl, Georgia Jean Weckler was seen, lost as she climbed oul of-a car at m. that day and started up a form roiid toward her iome. No trace of her has been 'ound. Lee was arrested at DCS Molnes Monday night in connection with lie mutilation slaying of eight- year-old Charles Mulholland In ,lncoln. Neb., July 13. At Lincoln, Lancaster County Attorney Frederick Wagoner said he youth had odmited the Mulhol- and slaying in a dictated state- ment. Ho has been charged with Irst degree murder. Winot Asked to Move Oil Tanks Out of City Saboteurs Blamed for Explosion 2 Army Blown Up in Other Attacks Jerusalem Official reported today that the British ship Empire Lifeguard had been sunk la harbor, presumably by sabo- teurs, shortly after disembarking 261 legal Jewish Immigrants tram- ported to the Holy Land from de- tention camps on Cyprus. A British release disclosing the said: "The Empire Lifeguard, a trans- port returning Jewish from Cyprus, was sunk this mom- Ing In Haifa harbor by an Internal explosion after all the had disembarked. "It Is believed that a charge placed on board while the ship was taking on the Immigrants at Fmma- gusta (a port in "No casualties have been reported so far." The ship was said to have down alongside the quay and to resting half submerged. Old Liberty Ship The Empire Lifeguard Is a Lib- erty ship, which had been repeat- edly used to deport illegal Jewish, immigrants from Palestine to Cy- prus. The Jews disembarked from here today were part of the regular monthly quota given entry certlfl" catcs after being detained at Cy- prus. A continuing wave of violence, apparently fanned by the recent de- portation of Jewish Immi- grants Intercepted while trying ta enter Palestine aboard the steamer President Warfield, meanwhile re- sulted in Injury to seven more Brit- ish soldiers in Haifa. Two army trucks were blown op by three mines on the citrus belt highway between Rehovoth and Rl- shon Lezlon. A British officer and a soldier were Injured seriously and five others were wounded sllghtlyv the army said. Elcht Dead, 62 Injured The Incidents raised terrorist cas- ualties In eight, days, to eight killed and 63 .Injured. The Empire Lifeguard went down from an internal blast which rip- ped a hole three feet wide and etc long In her hull. She was the fourth deportation ship to be sabotaged. Authorities expressed the belief that the sinking was the work of Hngana, the illegal Jewish Tniytto, in retaliation for the deportation of the Jews Intercepted on tha President Warflcld. They expressed the view that the Stern gang and Irgun Zvol Lcuml, both under- ground agencies. were striking on a common front with Hagaca for the first time In 18 months. Mlnot, N. D. Two oil tanks gnited In Monday's disastrous fire rcre still ablaze today as this naken city pondered a proposal o force removal of all its bulk >etroleum storage tanks outside the Ity limits. A shattering explosion in a bulk ank Monday touched off a fire jat took four lives, Injured four ;hers, and destroyed nine business stablishments. One insurance man stlmated damage at It as Mlnot's third major fuel fire, nd brought to seven the number of atalltles from such fires. Alderman H. H.. Westlie said last [ght he has Instructed City At- jrney R. H. Bosard to prepare on rdlnance moving bulk tanks out- de the city. It will be introduced t a council meeting tonight or ugust 4. Westlie said. Officials of both, the Westland il Company where the fire start- d, and of the Bccwar-Cedarstrom exaco bulk plant, announced they ould rebuild destroyed bulb tanks outlying areas. Meanwhile two state officials omlsed investigations into the Child Die. When Fire Levels Barn Farlbaull Jimmy, two one-hair year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Walburn. was burned to death "Tuesday when the barn in which he was playing with an older brother and sister was de- stroyed by fire at their form. miles southwest of Faribault. Weather Hamburg, Germans were killed and 12 in- ured today in a railroad accident on the south Elbe bridge. The victims were clinging to the outside sjeps of an overcrowded passenger 'train bound for Hanover and were pulled from their positions by a train passing In the opposite direction. Some of the bodies were mangled beyond recognition. origin, thus far unrcvealcd. ard County State's Attorney J. J. Funke promised a lull scale probe. Deputy State Fire Marshall H. R. Handtmann scheduled an Investi- gation todny. FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and fair and somewhat warmer tonight and Thursday. Low tonight 58: high Thursday 85. cloudy tonight and Thursday, slightly warmer south and cast portions tonight and in south and west portions Thurs- day. cloudy tonight and Thursday, not quite so cool tonight and !n southwest portion Thursday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 79; minimum. 53: noon, 70; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max, Mln. Pet. Chicago 66 Los Angeles "8 Miami 88 New Orleans ......86 Mormon Pioneers Repeat Trip by Airplane Nauvoo, high-fly- ing: Mormon pioneers, all over 80 years old, left this settlement of their fathers today to return to Utah by airplane. Six of the pioneers made the trek across the plains to the Salt Lake valley before May 10, 1869, the date the first railroad went through. The seventh, Mrs. Mabel Young Sanborn, now 84, was born there before that date. Mrs. Sanborn was the 54th of Brigham Young's 56 children. None of the travelers had ever before visited Nauvoo. rich in early New York.......... 76 Seattle ............76 Washington........77 Phoenix 108 RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 34-Hr. Stage Today Changa 51 59 76 59 68 58 58 76 Mormon history. They were flown to Illinois by United Air Lines as a Dart of the Mormons' observation of ;hc 100th anniversary of the saints' exodus from this "city beautiful." Today they will reach Salt Lake Clly in a little more than six hours, soaring over the territory it took their fathers almost a year and a half to cross in 1846-47. Red Wing ___14 Lake City Reads 12 Dam 4, T.W..... Dam, 5. T.W..... Dam 5A, T.W 3.2 6.8 3.6 4.6 2.3 3.S 5.2 4.3 7.3 2.1 4.S JS 2. .1 .1 J. J. Winona 13 Dam C, T.W. Dakota Dam 7, T.W. La Crossc 12 Tributary Streams Chippcwa at Durand 2.0 4- Zumbro at Thellmon 2.4 Buffalo above Alma ..1.8 TrempeaJeau at Dodge 0.6 Black at Ncillsville ..2.5 Black at Galesville ..22. La Crosse at W. Salem 1.9 -f- Root at Houston 6.2 RIVER FORECAST (From Huttings to Gnttenbcrg) There will be little change in the river stages throughout this dis- trict the next two days since gate operation has brought down the upper pools to normal levels and areas directly above the to near maximum level. I ;