Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER ocal jn-iy tonlfht, utrojif Wednesday nd cooler. 110 DAYS PUMd pool EBlblinc Art Full Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 137 WINONA, MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 29, 1947 .FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Inquest Called in Death of Farmer Lanesboro Fire Started by Backfire From Truck Residents Flee Area, Storage House Destroyed Lanesboro, Minn, A roaring oil fire sent scores rff resi- dents from nearby homes here Mon- day afternoon. Many of them fled their homes when a flre broke out (it the Farm- ers Cooperative Oil Company bulk plant on the endangering several homes, but the fear of an explosion in the gallons 61 oil products prompted flight of res! dents in a wide area. Fortunately heroic work by the Lanesboro flre department under Chief James Austin confined the flre to the 28 by 10 warehouse located adjacent to the three oil products tanks. They were still standing to- day, although they "cooked" through their safety valves when the flre starting roaring around them at 1 p. m. Monday. Started by Backfire The flre broke out when a driver for the :flrm, Russell Hnnson, tried to start his truck after loading It in one of the tank stalls. The 1D37 truck back-fired, igniting the oil products, presumably Including fumes. In an Instant the entire area appeared to be In flames, Hanson said later, and his eyebrows and hair were singed before he could escape from the truck. He ran to a nearby home and called to the fire department. It responded with 12 men and two trucks, and they fought the flre Un- til Late in the afternoon the Preston flre department was called but the flre had been extinguished when it arrived. Got F.D.R. to Reversed. N. Votes Navy, Kaiser Claims Residents were unstinting In their praise of their Are department. Damage The damage, estimated unofficial- ly at to was con fined to the cement block storage hoase and the truck, both of which were completely destroyed. In the storage house were official records, 700 gallons of lubricants, milking machine and parts, seed, paint and other cooperative products, ac- cording to Prancls Lair, manager. He was out ol town when the lire broke out. Two of the three storage tanks each nlled with gallons of fuel oil, while the third contained H.OOO gallons or gasoline. The nearest home to the bulk plant is located about a half block away. Also In the "flat." besides more than a score of homes, is the Hftbberstad Block te Lumber Com pany. Henry J. Kaiicr, right, talked with Senator Homer Ferguson left, and Senator Owen Brcwster (R.-Maine) this morn- ing before telling a Senate war investigating subcommittee at Wash- ington, D. C., about his wartime plans to build a vast cargo fleet. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Henry J. Kais> er testified today that he sent a brief note to the late President anc got a wartime contract to build small aircraft carriers after top navy officials previously had Jccted his offer. The wartime industrialist told the Senate war investigating committee of this incident after saying "I can't recollect" when asked wheth- went to the White House in connection with cured to build cargo-carrying 'all- planes. The commute. is seeking facts G.O.P. Freshmen To Ask 'Realistic' Legislation Richard M. Nixon m.-Walif.) said ;oday he and the 73 'other Repub llcan freshmen in Congress will In- sist on a more "positive" and "re- alistic" legislative program next ms slon. Some of the flrst termers already have discussed their wants with the O.O.P. leadership. Nixon told reporters he things Congress, among other things should: Define and support a "realistic' foreign poMcy, expand and improve the social security system, boosi tho national minimum wage, and stimulate housing. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Local thun- derstorms early tonight followed by clearing and cooler late tonight: low C5. Wednesday partly cloudy and cooler; high 85. Strong shifting winds early tonight. cloudy with few scattered thundcrshowers ex- treme east this afternoon or early evening and a few scattered show- ers Wednesday In and southeast and extreme extreme north south portion late Wednesday afternoon or night. Cooler Wednesday in north and central portions tonight, cloudy, scat- tered northwest half this afternoon or early evening over most of southeast half to- night. Partly cloudy nnd not so warm Wednesday. LOCAL WEATI1EK Official observations for, the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today.' Maximum, 00; minimum, CB; noon, 90; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow xt TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln, Pet Denver 9G 03 Duluth............. 05 71 International Falls D2 67 Kansas City .......102 New Orleans 01 71 New York 03 72 .H Phoenix ...........m 85 RIVEK BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Lake City G.5 .1 Reads 12 3.4 .2 Dam 4. T.W....... 4.2 .5 Dam 5, T.W. 3.0 .5 Dam SA. T.W..... .fl Winona 13 5.2 .6 Durn 6, T.W....... -i- .1 Dakota............ 7.7 Dam 7. T.W....... 3.G .3 La Crosse 12 5.7 -t- .2 Tributary OhJppewa at Durnnd.. 3.1 .1 Black at Nelllsvllle___2.D -t- .3 Black at Galesvllle ----2.8 La Crosse at W. Salem -1-2.2 Root at Houston G.2 RIVEK FORECAST (From to Guttenbcrp) In the upper section of the district from St. Paul to Winona there will only minor fluctuations the next 24 hours but rather sharp falls will occur at tallwatcr gauws from Trempealeuu to below Prairie du Chlen with the greatest falls of .1.0 to 1.5 feet at the Genoa and Lynx- vllle dtvnig. The 34-year-old lawyer and form- er naval officer said that in the la.st session, on such things as tax- es, the Republican newcomers fol- owed along on what the veteran members worked out. Oklahoman Shot During Hearing In Justice Court Oklahoma. J. Bour- bnnnals, 40, was shot and killed to- day in a small, crowded courtroom of Justice of the Peace Otis James after he slashed his wife with a razor blade during a peace bond hearing. His wife. Ida Mae, 37. who was cut across the abdomen and left hand, was reported by hospital at- tcndants not to be in critical con- dition. Bourbannals was shot by Con- itnblp Cecil Barker. The affair started Immediately after Judge James ordered tho defendant certi- fied to district court on the peace bond charge. regarding same worth of airplane contracts.awarded to Kais- er and Howard Hughes, aircraft designer and film Senator Ferguson questioned Kaiser on this. Talked to Mclntyre- On the "baby flattops" small aircraft told this story: He talked with the late Marvin Wfclntyre, 'secretary to the late President Roosevelt, about build- ng the aircraft1 carriers. Mclntyrc was "very available" and when the navy rejected Kaiser's plans "by .a vote of 16 to 0" he consulted Mclhtyre. 'At the time I had seen the President only Kaiser went on. "I went in to see Mclntyre told him, Kaiser said hat if Kaiser would "write a little etter of about four paragraphs" hat Mclntyre would "lay it on the hlef's Kaiser said the next day he re- elved a call from Admiral Emory S, Land, then directing ship con- truction. 'Admiral For Balkans Commission Russia Abstains As Measure Passes Security Council By John A. Farris, Jr.' Lake Success Soviet Rus- sia abstained today on the first test vote in the United Nations security council on a United States resolution calling for a Balkans commission. The council approved he preamble by a nine to one vote The preamble found that a dls- lute existed which was likely to ndanger the maintenance of .inter, national peace and security. Poland voted against the pre- amble. As the council headed toward he showdown between Russia and the United States over the Balkan problem, delegate after dele- gate announced support of the Am- erican plan. But Russia continued the silence she maintained throughout yesjter- day's session. U. 8. Deputy .Delegate Herschel V. Johnson opened the flrst of two council sessions today by Insisting that the proposed commission should be composed of 11 members. He.mado it clear he would fight all attempts, to, set up a smaller com- mission. The way for a vote on the Ameri- can proposal appeared to have been cleared yesterday when the council tentatively accepted a series of minor amendments to the IT. S. pro- posal. Republican-Herald The Farmyard Of The Harvey Bradshaw farm, three miles north of Arkansaw, Wis., where Donald, 16-year-old boy accidentally shot his father, is shown in the above picture. According to a deathbed statement of the father the shooting was accidental. Pepln county authorities at noon today ordered a coroner's inquest. The shooting took place in the area between the parked tractor, shown in the picture, and the clutter of seats. DonaJd had a 32- callber rifle in his hand at he stood about ten feet from his father, who drove up with a team and stopped near the tractor. At the right is Donald, who told authorities that the gun went off accidentally. The only question remaining be- fore the council began voting on the American plan was the size of Hie proposed commission. council scheduled two ses- sions today in an attempt to wind ip the five-weeks' fight on the Bal- san Issue which was brought before aw '11-hation body by Greece, who charged that Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and. .Albania were threatening the peace-of that area.' A TJ.N. inquiry commission, sent nto the Balkans; reported that Rus- sia's three satellites were respon- sible for the support of guerrilla warfare in Greece. Taking the commission's report as a basis for the u. S. de- manded that the security council et up a commission to stand watch over the Balkans for at least two and have, the power to con- lliate disputes and investigate bor- der incidents. faft Calls for Tank Airing of blitical Issues By Jack Bell Robert Taft of Ohio called today for a "frank discussion" by his fellow Republicans of domestic and for- eign issues. The Ohio senator, scheduled to receive his state's son" en- dorsement for the O.O.P. presiden- tial nomination at Columbus Thurs- day, said he plans to -bear down during his western trip hi Septem- ber on issues likely to arise before a mftn named Shakopee. He claims the next session of Congress. "I plan to talk about the Issues before the country. Including the Freedom Given Convict Who Killed Cellmate St. state pardon board today granted freedom Alvin N. Hawes of Onamla. wh 14 years ago killed a cellmate in i flst flght in the Mille Lacs county jail. Hawes, now 36 years old, plcade guilty to a charge of flrst degree manslaughter and was given a live :o 20 year prison term by Judge D Cameron of Little Palls. Given permission to sleep in the jail in 1933, Hawes allegedly go drunk and then got into a fight with he called for help after the flgh but that no one heard him and that Shakopee died because of lack o: Marshall plan for economic aid for j medical attention. Taft told a reporter. "Before Congress meets again Land said 'what the lell have you been Kaiser ontinued. Kaiser said the letter to President Roosevelt caused top navy officials o "reverse" themselves. "I got an order for 100 air car- he said. "All hell broke loose. They did not want aircraft car- lers. They wanted destroyers, old them I could not build de Continued on Page 14, Column 1, KAISER The Nine Children Of Arnoc Turpln, 37-year-old tenant fanner, are shown In their Rough Ridge, home, the walls of which are covered with newspapers. The father has offered seven of the nine children for adoption to provide them with education and good homes. Front row, left to right: Bertha, five; Karl, 17; Ollle, 12; PranJde, nine; Loretta, four, and James, 15, holding Louie, two. In rear are Arvll, 11, and Chester, ten. Turpln is scheduled to appear before Casey County Judge S. T, Qrlffln on a charge of breach of the peace in connection with the alleged beating of his 12-year-old son, OUie. Wlrephoto.) r Stassen Can Get Nomination, Youngdahl Says Chatauqua, N. Luther W. Youngdahl of Minnesota said today he believes his state's self-avowed candidate for the Re- publican presidential nomination, former Governor Harold E. Stassen, would be a successful contender at the party's 1948 convention. Asserting in an interview that Stassen "has a powerful underlying strength throughout the Youngdahl said: "Stassen will grow in the contest from here on in, and will be a lead- ing contender at the convention in 1948. "I think we're going to have the leadership Stassen can give in order to be sure we will win the struggle between communist and democratic ideologies. With his leadership we can emerge victorious without the necessity of going to war." Youngdahl, in an address last night before about persons at Chautauqua institution, asserted the nation's "struggle for survival" over foreign Ideologies could be won 'short of war" with the right lead- (in .1 'think all of these matters should be freely discussed throughout the country, particularly by Republicans." Although they declined to link it in any way to any other potential presidential candidate, his state- ment was interpreted immediately as B challenge to Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York to speak out. On his own western trip Dewey remained silent on major political developments. Friends said Taft hopes to em- phasize on a tour of California, Ne- vada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and possibly .Wyoming that he is! willing to hte stand on every domestic and' international issue of importance. Taft will begin what he regards as a political testing tour with an appearance before the American Bar Association convention in Santa Cruz, September 12 as one of a panel discussing the new Taf t-Hart- ley act. Not connected with this tour is a date for Taft to address the Illi- nois State Chamber of Commerce at'Chicago, October 9. Although Tatt intends to main- tain until after the western tour that he is not an announced presi- ing an operation dcntlal candidate, scheduled func- Born in Sweden, tions at Columbufi Thursday will leave little room for doubt. ershlp and sciences. advances in human Sullivan's Driving License Suspended Providence, R. Mo- tor Vehicle Registrar Laure B. Lus- sier announced today he had sus- pended indefinitely the Rhode Island driving rights of Gael Sullivan, ex- ecutive director of the Democratic national committee. The action was taken, Lussler said, because of Sullivan's convic- tion July 14 on a charge of dan- gerous driving. Jewish Refugees Refuse to Land in French Port Paris The French press gency reported today from Port de Bouc that Jewish refugees who arrived there this morning aboard three British transports had efuscd to land in protest against icing Inc. denied admission to Pales- The agency quoted a spokesman or the refugees as saying "They will only get us off here dead." The agency said M. Colaverla, ecretary-general of the Bouches- Du-Phone prefecture, declared he was getting in touch with Premier Paul Bamadier Immediately. Murder Charges Filed Against War Bride Fort Walton, Fla. Mrs. Margaret Irene Poland, 21-year-old English war bride, has returned here to await grand jury action on formal murder charges filed against her for tho fatal shooting of her husband lost week. She was released from the Oka- loosa county Jail Jate yesterday by Sheriff H. I. Enzor after a bond had been posted for her ap- pearance at the next term of cir- cuit court. The county grand jury will convene August 20. Sheriff Enzor, who filed the charges against Mrs. Poland in con- nection with death of her husband, 26-year-old Staff Sergeant Gray- don Poland, of bullet wounds lost Friday, said he took the action onj recommendation of State Attorney J. Edwin Holsberry of Pensacola. Boy Killed in Fall Through Auto Floor Providence, R. .1. Seven- year-old Frank Goddad was on his way to the movies in the rumble seat of James Mitchell's old Jalopy yesterday, with the six-year-old Mitchell- boy with him, when the rusty metal flooring gave way. Frank's clothing caught on the whirling drive shaft. Before Mit- chell could-stop the car, Frank was mangled. Mitchell, hysterical, was taken to a hospital. His son. escaped harm. Nine Killed in Army Bomber Crash in Florida Field, Fla. crew members of a foiir-englnc bomber were killed today when their plane crashed near Valporlso, P2a., soon alter taking off from Eglin Field, Captain Robert Gaughon, Eslln Field public relations officer, re- ported. Another crew member was seri- ously Injured, and another escaped injury, Captain OauRhan said. Names of the victims were with- held pending notification of next of kin. The plane was on a training flight when it crashed, Captain Oaughan reported, shortly after 9 a. m. Widstrand, Hibbing Representative, Dead Bibbing, tive Oscar Widstrand, 70, from the state's 80th legislative district, died at his home here Monday follow- two weeks ngo. Widstrand had been in this country since 1882 and was editor of the St. Louis County Independent from 1021 until his re- tirement in 1944. U.S. Expands Broadcasts to Soviet Union Expansion American official broadcasts Soviet Russia was ordered today b he State department as it cut back ithcr programs because of reduce unds allocated by Congress. Officials said beginning tonlgh v new 30-minutc "Voice ol America u-ogram of news in the Russian angunge and music will be beamed o the Moscow area. A one-hour program of news, music and fca urcs which started last Pebruarj vill continue unchanged. The expansion, officials indicated esults from recommendations o Ambassador Walter B. Smith. Meanwhile Assistant Secretary William Benton announced a 4 er cent cut ill broadcasts in othc anguagcs along with other majo banges to trim overseas "Voice nterprlsc-s to fit the smaller budge ecrecd by Congress, blk County Votes o Allow Liquor Sales CrookKton, Minn. Polk ounty, dry territory since World Var I prohibition days, voted near- r two to one to allow the resump- on of liquor sales, unofficial tabu- itlons of the vote In Monday's pcclal election revealed today. With 11 of the more remote of to county's 83 precincts yet to be card from, the count was no otes to yeses on the question: Shall the sale of liquor be pro- Iblted in Polk The Heat's On, Brother Mercury 90 at Noon Today With Showers Predicted If your parched tongue's been hanging out with the DO-dcgrce heat in Winona, just be glad you don't live in Phoenix, Ariz., or Las Vegas, Nev., where the mercury bubbled up to 111 de- grees yesterday. At noon today, the tempera- ture in Winona was a gnat's eyelash under 90 degrees and climbing. It compared with last Saturday, when at noon the- mercury had soared to a humid 90. Before the storm hit this area Saturday jilijht, with its 2.06 inches of rain in two hours. Winonans had experi- enced the hottest day of the year with a 95-degree mark. Local thunderstorms were forecast for early tonight fol- lowed by clearing and cooler weather late tonight. Wednes- day is to be partly cloudy and cooler. Strong shifting winds are forecast for tonight by A. D. Sanlal, Weather bureau -ob- server for this district. If you're sweltering and don't think you can stand it another day, take heart, brother, it's only 149 days until Christmas well as only 110 days since the legislature passed the I Winona swimming pool enabling act. Appliance stores in Win'ona today reported that their electric fans were going fast as the hot days continue. "We've sold more in the last Jive days than we had sold all one dealer said. Over at. Latsch island bath- Ing beach, where the water temperature was a luke warm 81 degrees yesterday, more than 500 persons swarmed the prem- ises. And an even larger crowd was expected today. Crowds seeking relief from the heat at the sand and gravel pits west of Winona also were noticeably heavier. At noon today, thundcrheads were building up on the west- ern horizon, and the forecast for the southeast portion of the state was partly cloudy with scattered thundershowcrs this afternoon or early evening. The city of Winona's pump- ing station reported that gallons of water were consumed here Monday, which was still a half million gallons short of Saturday's high of Average daily con- sumption in the summer is about gallons. Accidentally Shot by Son, Coroner Told Harvey Bradshaw Diet of Bullet By Staff Writer Durmnd, Wte----A Pepln coun- ty coroner's Jury will Investigate the fatal shooting of Harvey Bradshaw, 47-year-old fanner on his farm three miles north or Arkansaw at p, m. Monday, Dr. R. J. Bryant, Pepin county coroner, announced at noon to- day. Decision to hold an. inquest was reached after Sheriff Victor feline of Pepln county made an. investigation of the shooting. The decision to hold an inquest was made despite a deathbed state- ment by Bradshaw that be was shot accidentally by his son, Don- ald. 16 years old. The investigation conducted by he sheriff revealed that the boy shot his father in the farm yard about p. m. Monday -with 32-callber rifle whlJe standing in. front of him. eight to ten. feet away. The bullet entered his body near the stomach and passed Into the liver. He died at tha Pepln Comity hospital at p. m. Monday after undergoing an emerg- ency operation. Statement When he was brought to the hos- pital tn the family'car by Donald. Bradshaw told Dr. C. A. Dlttmer. the receiving physician, that he had. been shot accidentally by his son.. Later in a statement made to Dr. Bryant, county coroner, he de- clared again that the shooting wu accidental. A consultation of doc- tors, including Dr. Dlttrcer, Dr. Bryant, and Dr. Elmer Stager held preceding the operation. At the farm today, Donald out- lined to Sheriff Scline the details of the nhootlnK. Donald said ha had the sawed-ofl Stevens with him when his father up Into the yard with a team of and mower. There WM a discussion, the boy said, about cleaning the bam. and chores, and he was handling the rifle while talking to his father. It suddenly went off, he said, and father sank: to the ground. Donald dropped the gun and ran to him. Beard Shot Mrs. Bradshaw, mother of eight children, heard the shot and from the house. Donald and hix mother realized the seriousness Brodshaw's condition. She tele- phoned a Durand physician, and Oonald took his father to the hos- pital. "I drove as fast us I could." Don- ald told a Republican-Herald re- jorter who found him sitting be- )lnd an oil drum on his arm. He had crying. Asked if he and bis dad had any- trouble before the shooting, he said that they were discussing some work about the bam. Donald, tall for his age, is a Jasbful type of a boy and would not talk readily about his sorrow. Sheriff Seline said it was diffi- cult to get a connected story from Mm during an hour of questioning this morning. The accident, athcrcd. occurred when Donald was loading the gun. As far as the sheriff could leara. here were no witnesses to the shoot- ngr. The other children and help the farm were on the other slda the house or in the house at the Ime. ll heard the shot." Mrs. Brad- haw and stepped out to see what it was about. DonaJd nome- Imes shot crows and hawks about he form nt noon. They bothered the Sheriff Scline was lo assemble m. oroncr's Jury of six persons this ftcmoon to view to remains and arry out preliminaries of the in- ucst. The jury was then to recesm jitll 10 a, m. Saturday. W. D. Thurston, Pcpin county Istrict attorney, was in Madison. Oday but will return in time for he hearing Saturday, Dr, Bryant. ho talked with him today, said. ic had outlined the facts over tea clephone to the attorney at the me the decision was reached to old the inquest. Meanwhile, herlff Sellnc sold he intends to onduct a Jurthcr investigation. Mr. Bradshaw is survived by his We, eight children, Donald. 16: alerltt, 14; Warren, 12; Richard, en; Kathleen, seven; Sharon, our; Duone. three, and Eunice, ten. months; his mother and six broth- rs, three of whom reside in Call- ornla. Funeral arrangements arc incom- letcd. ruman Sends 0 World Baptist Meet Copenhagen, Denmark resident Truman, in a message to he opening session of the Baptist orld congress here today, urged ilritual as weU as political and eco- omlc cooperation among nations to chieve a peaceful world community. His message said in part: "The world today is desperately 1 need of positive action by the orccs of good will and cooperation, 5 it searches for a formula for 3ast- ng peace. By gathering together ir the discussion or worship in an. tmosphere of fellowship and rotherly love, the Baptists here are boIiztoK the hope of mankind a brighter tomorrow."