Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER I'nr-Uy cloudy nnd continued wurm tonlffhti looitl late FrUUy ftUornoon at ovcnlnjt. IS HERE Dial 37.5 for the Best in Radio Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48. NO. 91 WINONA. MINNESOTA THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 3. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES House Asked to Cut ERP Funds 25 0 Tractor Wreck Causes Death Of Paul Duff Marshland Farmer Found on Highway Near Galesville Galcsvlllc, Ws. Paul Duff. C8. widely known Trempcaleau county farmer, was Injured nt p. m. Wednesday when his tractor overturned while he wai pullliiR a portable lumber saw. Thi accident occurred on the Sllvci Creek road three miles east of here Reconstructing the accident George Gardner. Galesville mar anal, said that apparently the wagon loaded with the 110-foot, lumber saw Jackknlfed on the steep grade at a fiend in the road. Duff, the lather of five children was going downgrade when the tragedy occurred. He was found ly- ing beside the overturned tractor jit approximately p. m. by Harold (Bud) Lowener, who had been working in a field nearby Lowener did not witness the acci- dent. County Coroner Martin Welmer Independence, who Investigated the fatal mishap, said that ap- parently Duff was not killed In- stantly. It was the coroner's belief that the farmer was first partially pinned under the tractor, but man- aged to extricate himself. He crawl- ed approximately ten feet to the spot where he was found dead, the coroner declared. Skull Fractured Death was caused by a skul! fracture. However, he also sufferer n crushed chest, fractured left shoulder, and deep facial cuts. Tho time of the accident was es- tablished by the fact that Duff had left a farm near Ettrlck, where he had been sawing lumber, about 11 n. m. Tho road he was traveling wa.i o "short-cut." It was nearly three hours after tho tragedy before the farmer was positively Identified. Tho identifi- cation was made by J. B. Hamre, Oalesvlllo mortician. He was pro- nounced dead by Dr. Harry Jcgl, Qalesvtlle, one of the first to arrive on tho scene. Tho accident victim owned a largo farm at West Prairie, Wls., near Marshland, where he had resided for years, In recent years ho had leased his farm land and engaged In tho wood and lumber sawlnt: business In this area. He was formerly In the oil business In Marshland und also In Wtnona, Horn In Hufntlo County Mr. Dull was born in Piper's valley Jn Buffalo county June 20, 1879. the son of Kathryn and Jacob Duff. He married Miss Tllllo Fisher In Buf- falo City April 28. 1908. They had lived on their present farm for the last 33 years. Survivors Include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Grovcr who lives on a farm near Galosvlllc, Mrs. Clifford RctnlafT. La Cros.sc, and Miss Mildred DufT, a teacher at Me- notnonle, Wl.s.; two sons, Holland of Wlnona. and Lovy. a patient in the Veteran's hospital at St. Cloud; one sister, Mrs. Clarence Kohlhopp, Wi- nona; a brother, George Duff, La Crosse, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted nt St. Thomas Cathedral. Wlnona, Saturday at D a. m., the Rev. R, E. Jennings Burial will be Jn St. Mary's cemetery. Wlnona. Preliminary services will be held nt the Kelly funeral home at n. m. The rnsary, led by Father Jen- nings, will be said at the J. J. Kelly funeral home In Wlnona Friday nt 8 p. m. No Inquest will be hold, according to the county coroner. Rail Unions Turn To Congress for Wage Increase Norman Wnlkor union leaders turned from the White House to Congress today In seek- ing a solution of their longstanding labor dispute''. With White House settlement at- tempts broki'n off, the three union decided to ask for a congress- ional InvrsHcatlon Into the admin- istration's handling of their wage and othrr demands. Tin; hrads of the politlca'.ly-potcnt union.1; a IT Alvanli'y Johnston of the Brotlu'vhood of Locomotive En- KitU'ci1.-., Diivld li, Robertson of the Firemen and Enflncnion, and Ar- thur J. Glover of the Switchmen. All three declined direct comment, but. each plainly Indicated Irritation because the Army has refused to negotiate with them since President Truman's May 11 order seining con- trol of the nation's rail system. That order, backed up by a court edict, luraliwl striking, was obtained on White House orders to head off the nation-wide rail walkout that had been set for May 12. The three union chiefs stalked an- grily from the White House yester- day, wiytiiK Presidential Assistant John K. Steelrnan had "failed com- pletely" In his three-week effort to bring the unions and railroads to- gether. Tho unions want an Improvement on the 1947 wane settlement agreed to by other rail unions. This was a hourly pay boost plus certain working rules changes that also meant moro money. Truman Set To Fight for New Term Starts Swing Across United States Tonight Washington President Tru- Target for the 200 B-29 bombers and 150 escort planes was the Iman, in a mood to fight for a new term, called his own signals today: about 30 miles from Detroit s Indus S hlS t0' ThearAT Force announced that I the people in 18 states. -bombers and the P-51 escort craft To the latest suggestion that assemDied from all over the na- withdraw from the race, Mr. for the test It remained mum, Mighty Bomber Fleet Raids Detroit With Camera Guns pilots who defended Self ridge Field against the nation's mightiest peace- time horde of bombers were confident today they had saved their base Irom becoming a theoret- ical rubble. But the Air Force waited for pictures to tell the story. The mock bombing raid over the Michigan base came with scant warning. It was the biggest the Air Force has staged since VJ-------------------------------- Senate Asked to O. K. 5-Year Draft Program Katherlne W. Austin, Naval academy color girl from North Andover, Mass., presents the brigate flag to her brother, Midshipman Robert Wainwright, member of the new color guard, in a rehearsal lor tonight's June week ceremony. Assisting is Midshipman Fred- erick Nelson, back to camera, Petersburg. Alaska, commander of Color company 10. Bear Admiral James L. Holloway. Jr., loft, is commandant of the Naval academy. Other midshipmen are not identified. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Change Reported In Paraguay Government Buenos Aires La Naclon's correspondent in Formosa reported ,oday President Hlglnlo Morlnigo's 'araguayan government had fallen. The dispatch said Morlnlgo, whose orces recently put down a revolt, Lewis Opponents Would Outlaw Pension Strikes Washington Top coal in- dustry opponents or John L. Lewis asked Congress today to curb labor union powers and to outlaw pen- L. Ebersole Galnes, president of the National Coal association, told the Senate-House management-labor lad been succeeded by Frutos, chief justice of Paraguay's lUpreme court. Formosa is on Argentine city on he border of Paraguay. A dispatch from Asuncion, Capl- al of Paraguay, a week ago, quoted eaders of four political groups as ay'.ng they were planning a revo- uLlon to prevent Juan Natalaclo Gonzales, president-elect, from tak- ng office next August 15. Gonzalcs vas chosen In February in an clec- lon which permitted the voters to list ballots only for him. He was he government's candidate to suc- nomlnatlon committee on relations tha: Maruel strikes which endanger public health, safety and economy should eed Morinlgo. However, Gonzalcs' the Colorado party the only ugal one in Paraguay split the >arty. An opposition formed among .he forces of the Colorado dls- idents, the outlawed communists, he Liberals and the Fcbrerlstas. Many of the leaders of the four Toups, which oppose not only the ;ovcrnment, but each other, were ailed or exiled, about 400 have been icld in Asuncion. One opposition leader said last vcek that "whichever one of us Is duly first will strike first." Barbara Convalescing Paris Princess Troubctzkoy, he former Barbara Hutton, is con- 'alesclng from a long Illness. Her ccrctnry said today the Woolworth heiress is no longer ill and will be ,ble to leave her Rltz hotel suite any clay vcathcr is good." soon as the be limited. More Machinery Promised Farms House com- mittee has been told the nation's! man replied with a sharp declaration however, on the results. hp was "not brought up to run from Meanwhile, members of Selfridge's a fight." 156th fighter group gave their own The President left of the assault and the de- party chieftains on the sidelines In fense they put up with their P-80 ordering up his special train for a ;jet planes. strenuous speaking tour which may] hold the answer to his political; future. The White House labeled the cross-country swing "non-political" but disclosed plans for five major addresses and a score or more off- the-cuff rear platform talks expect- Their reports were enthusiastic. "We gave them a, real working one pilot reported after re- turning from the flight. "We Inter- cepted the bombers very success- fully and made a lot of passes at them." Reports from other quarters, armed services and the reserves was laid before the Senate today as 'the premium on our peace In- surance policy." This description came from Chair- man Gurney (R.-S.D.) of the Sen- ate armed services committee in a speech prepared for the opening of debate on the controversial mea- sure, Gurney and other G. O. P. leaders ed to furnish ammunition for the however, were varied. Some ground 1948 campaign, observers said the B-29's carrying Mr Truman sets out at estimated bomb load of (C.S.T.) for a prepared address at i tons, could "have torn Detroit to The planes from southern and 8 (C.S.T.) at Chicago tomorrow, bits." night after brief talks at Fort Wayne and Gary, Ind. The presidential special will turn eastward again from Los Angeles the night of June 14. It was in a letter to a fellow Mis- western bases made a rendezvous at Kansas City, Kan., and headed for Selfridge Field, 640 miles away. At p. m. (CST) the 50 P-80 jets took oft from Selfridge to inter- sourian that Mr. Truman the raiders. Pilots, though o- the clue to his determination to bat- i ware that "something was cooking, tie party rebels, most of them south-! haf be.el? on ajerk erners incensed over his civil rights At about 1 p. m. (CST) the de- fenders contacted the bombers 15 miles west of Goshen, T.id. The two opposing forces were flying at feet. From there on in it was "a scram- pilots reported. Attackers and defenders used guns with built-in cameras to shoot the foe photo- graphically. Not until the Air Forces studies the photographs and 'an- nounces their results will the "losses" In bombers and fighters be known. The president has accepted an in- vitation to have dinner at the Palm- er House tomorrow night as the guest of Mayor Martin Kennelly. Bill toldmlt DP's Passes Senate Washington The highly disputed bill to le; homeless Europeans enter the United States during the next two years went to the House today with the Senate's 63 to 13 endorsement. One Republican, Senator Hawkes farmers will have more farm mach-' (N j 5 and j2 southern Democrats inci-y available next year than this cast th'e votes last night year, last year or before the war. ajter an 11-hour continuous session. W. L. Beck, chief of the industrial i House approval of a similar machinery section of the Commerce bm is indicated since RepubUcan department, made this estimate to leaders nave piaced a "must" tag a House appropriations persons legislation for toe considering the foreign, aid ap- propriations bill for the year begin- ning July 1, His testimony was program. Mr. Truman left national com- mittee officials off the passenger list for his western trip to add em- phasis to the official description of it as nonpolitlcal. However, the president held a long conference yesterday with Senator J. Howard McGrath of Rhode Island, Democratic national chair- man, and other party leaders from Capitol hill. He gave them a resume of what he proposes to talk about in his formal addresses, and he urged them again to push for passage of housing, fed- eral aid to education and reciprocal trade extension legislation. Only the latter bill, among those three, has been promised definite action by G.O.P. congressional leaders. Besides the Chicago talk tomor- row night, Mr. Truman will deliver prepared speeches at Omaha on Sat- urday, at Seattle June 10, Berkeley, j s0ta' airports were requested of the Calif., June 12 and Los Angeles legislative advisory committee today June 34. jby Leslie Schroeder, state aeronau- 'tlcs commissioner. Amounts sought are: St. Cloud, Mankato. 000; Willmar. Rochester Little Falls, Glen- wood, and Spring Grove- Caledonia, Schroeder said the Mankato and Glenwood projects are new airports. Allocations already have been made for the others but was asked either to make improve- ments or meet bids on contracts. The money would come from the state airport fund, which today has a balance of Asked For Work on Caledonia Airport St. totaling for work on seven Mlnne- By Edwin B. Haakinson Washington A five-year peacetime draft to meet the man- similar bill should be sent to the floor for House action. The Senate measure would require power" needs of both the regular all men 18 through 25 to register. Those in the 19-25 group would be liable for induction and two years service. Eighteen-year-olds could volunteer for one year of training. Other voluntary enlistments also would be continued but Gurney In- sisted these will not guarantee the regulars and re- serves required during the year that begins July 1. Veterans with more than 18 hope to win Senate passage of the months service between September t_m i__ ___i_. .n? ___ t VIP vJnrln draft revival bill by early next possibly through extra hour sessions. But there Is stormy de- bate and possible trouble ahead. Across the Capitol, the House rules committee scheduled another afternoon session In Its long series of hearings to determine when a 16, 1940 date of the World War XL draft law and enactment of the new bill would be deferred along with those- with more than 90 days' service during the "shooting war." That is defined as between Pearl Harbor, 7, 1941, and VJ day, August 14, 1945. ___ nlr.g made public today. He estimated that of a total sup- ply of worth of farm machinery available in the U. S. next fiscal year, exports to other nations would be 22 per cent, or worth. He flfrured only eight per cent, or worth would go to countries In the European relief program. This would leave available for American farmers next year worth of machinery, Beck said, compared with this fiscal year; In the 1946 fiscal year and the 1935-39 average. "The American farmer has ap- proximately 40 per cent more farm machinery than he had before the Beck told the committee. this session. The Senate bill would permit 000 carefully selected Europeans to come here in each of the next two years, starting in July. They would be in addition to the regular im- migration quotas. Senator Eastland one of the 12 southern Democrats who fought the bill to the last, termed it the "opening wedge" to destroy- ing the nation's immigration laws. Voice of America Broadcasters Mixed Washington The State department last night made public a Voice of America broadcast script, beamed to Latin America last fall, that located the famous Mayo brothers clinic at Rochester, N, V. Instead of where it is Rochester, Minn. A Fire -Which Began In a hangar, driven by strong winds, consumes eight planes at Chicago's Ravens- airport. Tho thick pall of smoke blanketed most of the northwest area of the city. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy and continued warm tonight; lowest 62, Increasing cloudiness Friday, local showers likely in the late afternoon or at night; highest 88. LOCAt WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 noon today: Maximum, 90; minimum, 65; noon, 87; sun sets tonight c.c sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pep. Bemidji 93 67 Chicago 85 Denver ...........85 Des Moines 87 Duluth 80 International Falls, 92 Kansas City 87 Los Angeles 66 Miami 87 Mlnneapolis-St. Paul 88 New Orleans ......88 New York 71 Seattle ............77 Phoenix ...........89 Washington .......83 Winnipeg 90 61 59 58 66 61 57 57 69 62 69 58 57 57 63 63 .03 -.04 .02 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Change 14 12 13 2.4 5.9 3.1 4.1 4.2 5.4 10.1 4.0 7.5 9.3 4.6 Red Wing Lake City Reads Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5. T.W. Winona..... Dam 6, Pool Dam 6, T.W..... Dakota Dam 7, Pool La Crosse 12 Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand 1.8 Zumbro at Theilrr.an Buffalo above Alma 1.3 Trempealeau at Dodge .2 Black at Neillsvllle ..2.6 Black at Galesville La Crosse at W. Salem 1.6 Root at Houston. 5.8 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnberg) During the next 48 hours, only minor fluctuations will occur at oilwater gauges. Elsewhere through- out the district, there will be little change until effective rains set in, except that there will be a fall of about one-half foot at the tailwater of dam ten. .2 .1 .1 -1 2. 4 1 .1 New Flood Spawning in Headwaters of .Columbia By William Phlpps Portland, Columbia river system spawned a new flood in its head-waters today. Crest ol the old one still threat- ens to punch out weakened dikes far downstream near the sea. Warning of the new flood abuilding came with residents ol Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia near exhausting from their two weeks battle against what Is already the river's most disastrous rampage. All along the course of the great river from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific, water-logged cities and farm communities braced themselves for the new if they weren't too busy fighting oft flood waters already at hand. The old crest was rolling down the last 40 miles of Its course of death and destruction, to the Sea. This still was a critical area. Regular Army troops, National Guardsmen and civilian volunteers worked on soggy dikes only Inches higher than the churning waters Jrom Clatskanie on tho Oregon shore to the stilt-supported fishing center of Astoria at river's mouth. Again this morning as yes- terday the danger of break- through was multiplied by a high tide coming up the river. It was touch and go. Workers strained to build up the earthworks protecting the fertile lowlands. Their fight was against property damage only. The people were evacuated days ago. Upriver, too. the struggle against soft dikes went on around Portland even as the gears of rehabilita- tion finally meshed after the Me- morial day disaster of Vanpoit. Top Red Cross executives here said they believed "few, if any." of- the war housing project's residents were lost when a dike Bill Ready For Debate Additional Funds Promised After Election if Needed By William F. Arbopast Washington A 25 per cent cut In funds for the Marshall plan and other foreign aid programs was urged today by the House appropria- Jons committee. The committee sent to the House floor for probably hot debate tomor- row a global assistance icasure. This is a reduction of only or 7.5 per cent, In the amount Congress itself authorized and President Truman asked. But the effect is a one-quarter slosh for this reason: The author- ization law provided that the money could be spent during 12 months. But the committee said the cash it Is willing to put up must be stretch- ed out over 15 months. Other funds in the bill were cut with the money to be spent during a. 12-month, period as originally planned. Cuts Explained In explaining the cuts and spread- ing out the spending period, the committee said the programs con- templated "will not permit the ex- penditure of more funds than has seen provided on an intelligent basis" before July 1, 1949. Should an emergency arise before then, it added. Congress will be in session again next January to take action. In summary, here's what the com- mittee recommended to finance the economic recovery act passed by Congress two months ago: Economic Cooperation administra- tion, for aid to 1G noncommunlst European nations and western Ger- asked, recommended. Congress had authorized for EGA. and already has made available Aid to asked as a separate Item; the committee recommended that this come from the general ECA allotment. Assistance to Greece and asked, rec- ommended, with no stipulation as to how the cut should be applied. Aid to request- ed and granted. International children's emergency requested and granted. Funds Included for Army Government and relief In occupied areas, administered by the asked, recommended. The committee esti- mated that bizonal Germany would receive Japan and the Ryukus Korea with the balance to be used 'for maintaining law and order" in occupied Austria. International refugee organization asked and granted. There appears to be little doubt Navy Denies Sub Bombed by U. S. Air Force Plane Washington A chorus of official denials today met a report that an Air Force plane had mis- takenly bombed the TJ. S. submar- ine Carp oflt the California coast. Representative Hugh D. Scott, Jr., (R.-Pa.) told the -House yester- day he understood the incident oc- curred about two months ago and that 50 of the submarine's crew had been hospitalized as a result. But the Navy quickly denied the story. "This Is absolutely not said Vice-Admiral Arthur W. Radford, vice chief of naval operations. Air Force officials joined In the denial. They said their planes do'that the House will follow the rec- not even carry out anti-submarine! ommendation of the committee and ?atrols, because that task was as-1 vote the fund cuts. signed to the Navy after the armed forces unification, Scott, told the Navy had denied the story, said "If it didn't happen I'll be delighted to know it." ThevPennsylvanian told the House yesterday he got the information cracked and Columbia waters a newspaper "editor who said ed away the city that had been ne naci received a signed statement Oregon's second largest. Know a San0r claiming to have been so far, excluding Vanport, total 23. jone Of the 50 hospitalized crewmen. Federal and state agencies have. Navy officials said they checked coordinated plans and their mas- sive reconstructive weight has turned to the .task of rehabilita- tion for some persons and repairing damage running into un- totaled millions perhaps Snarled communications and dis- rupted transportation are slowly be- ing restored; Refugees are being sheltered and fed. Contributions of clothing from the more fortunate are pouring in. The time of greatest suffering is over in the Portland area the hardest hit. Over for the moment until the new crest mounting up- river plunges down through the such an account some time ago and found it to be only a tall tale which a sailor aboard the Carp had writ- ten to his family. Helicopter to Rescue Flier in Philippines Manila, P. I. A 13th Air Force helicopter set out yesterday to rescue Lieutenant George W. Young, Milwaukee, who crash-landed his P-47 fighter plane in hills 200 miles north of Manila Tuesday. A search plane spotted him yes- terday, evidently unhurt, and drop- ped food and water. A truck convoy also was on its rock walls of the mid-Columbia way to aid Young if the helicopter gorge. failed to reach, him. Dr. Max Stern examines the eyes of Middleweight.Boxing Cham- pion Rocky Grazlano, left, as Challenger Tony. Zale looks on. The two meet in Newark, N. J., on June 9.