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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR TONIGHT, WARMER WEDNESDAY READ DICK TRACY BACK PAGE DAILY VOLUME 49, NO. 94 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 7, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Fleeing Minnesota ditsC aug ht 45 Die in Atlantic Air Crash C-46 Darter Craft Carried 73 Passengers 15 Children Among Victims, All Puerto Ricans San Junn, Puerto A, charter plane crashed and sank in' the Atlantic early today with a possible loss of 45 of the 73 per- aons aboard, the U. S. Coast Guard! announced here. The Coast Guard announcement said 28 of those aboard had been rescued by G a, m. six hours after the crash. The bodies of two adults) and ft child were recovered. The airline's agent in San Juan! said those aboard included 581 adults, ten children between two I and 11 years of age, five children! under two and five crew members. The agent said all the passengers were Puerto Ricans. The two-en- gined plane, a C-46, crashed into the sea ten minutes after it left San Juan airport. Survivors said it appeared to have developed en- gine trouble. Two Women Rescued Two of those rescued were wom- en, including Judith Hale of Bing hamton. N.Y., stewardess. A 14- year-old boy also was saved. Those plucked from the sea and found on small islands and reefs were taken to hospitals for physical checkups. The plane, en route to Newark, N.J, via Miami, was operated byi Strata -Freight, Incorporated, a! charter service with headquarters at Bradley field, near Windsor Locks, Conn. Attaches at the airport said It Police Grapple With Rival longshoremen during melee in front of the International Longshoremen's association headquarters at New York city today. One man, background, is down, another is on his knees and a third, still standing, struggles with policemen. Fight got under way when longshoremen backing Joseph P. Ryan, president of the association, picketed pickets of a rival group which had seized the headquarters yesterday. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) was raining hard when the plane took off. The C-46 was designed for the Air Force as a cargo craft and was used extensively in the China- Burma-India theater during the war. The maximum capacity was 50 troops or pounds or cargo. The D.C.-6. the biggest commer- cial passenger plane in general service in the United States, has, a capacity of onjy 50 to 60 per-! sons. It is a four-engine plane. Weight Doubtful Although there were 73 persons aboard the craft, 15 of them were children and this may have made the total weight within the pounds cargo capacity. The pilot. Captain Lee Wakefleld, listed as a resident of Stamford, itne United States has been gran- Berlin Union Stumbling Block at Big Four Parley By Joseph E. Dynan Big Four resumed open sessions on the Berlin dead- lock today after secret meetings in which they faUed to agree on re- uniting the splintered German capital. It is expected the ministers will explain the positions on Berlin which they set forth in the three secret sessions. Since yesterday each delegation has been studying two rival pro- jects for restoring unity to Berlin. One was submitted by U. S. Secre- tary of State Dean Acheson, the other by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky. Britain and France support the American pro- House Leaders Seek Backing For Housing Bill Measure Slated To Cost 16 Billions In 40 Years By Francis M. LeMay "Washington (fP) Democratic House leaders called a mass meet-; ing of party members today in a drive to pile up votes behind Pres- ident Truman's bigr and hotly-con-i tested housing bill, A major house battle shaped up' with the announcement by Repub- lican Leader Martin of Massachu- I setts that a similar rally of G.O.P. members will be held soon. Martin, opposing the bill, called for a halt to "new spending pro- grams at this time." The bill is now before the House rules committee, which scheduled a session for today to decide wheth-, er to (A) Clear the measure for! House action or (B) Let the com-i mittee be by-passed under the! new "antibottlenecking" procedures! adopted early this year. The rules group delayed action last week until it could see fig- ures on the cost of the program. Similar housing legislation was shelved by the rules committee Clifford Smith, bead of the Minneapolis detective bureau homicide squad, urges Arthur Bistrom, 37, left, of St. Paul to waive extradition after Bistrom gave himself up last night at West Point, Neb. Bi- strom's brother Carl, 27, and Allen G. Hartman, 20, resumed their flight after the trio had held a farm family captive for ten hours. The pair was later captured. (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) last year. But under new House __________________ rules the bill can be called up for -as superintendent of schools here to succeed L. S. Harbo.- 107 on Bafory Admitted to United States New to Conn., was on a return trip aboard the plane. He left Miami June 5 for Sun Juan with 18 passengers. He said he believed five crewmen went down with the plane. Captain Wakefield told reporters his crew had included Jack Con- nell, Bronx, N. Y., first officer; George Gary, Hartford, Conn., sec- ted to 107 of the m passengers removed from the Polish luxury liner Batory to Ellis island. Fulfilling technical admission re- quirements was all that remained for the 107 to do, the U. S. Immi- gration and Naturalization service ond officer; Judith Hale, Bln'g'ham- stvid late yesterday. ton. N. stewardess. He listed! The service said 72 of the pas- also among the crewmen twolsengers already had left Ellis is- Mass, and a Puerto Rlcan steward, A. Gonzales. Passengers Nervous One of the passengers, Juan Ri- vera Leon. 31, of Ponce, gave this account of the crash: ''The people were nervous, due to the great number aboard, even from the start. As soon as the plane crashed I started life Jackets around. There were more thixn CO available plus five life rafts. However, no rafts could be inflated The cases of the remaining four go before a special inquiry board today. Two of the four claim to be American citizens. The 111 were picked out of the 683 passengers who arrived on the Batory last Saturday. Many of the 111 had been listed as cases of "doubtful U. s. citizenship." The Batory. on which fugitive posal. Each plan was an elaboration of the drafts submitted by Acheson and Vishinsky Friday when the council went into closed session in the hope of working out a suitable compromise. Russia and the West disagreed at the closed meetings. There is little likelihood of their agreeing today. A high French official said that because of the .deadlock each side wants open meetings now to put its arguments on record. Informed sources said the four ministers bogged down during the secret talks over the use of the veto in any four-power supervision of Berlin's city government. u These sources said the Russians .._? 5. want to restore the Allied komman-j datura, as it existed before the! a vote without committee sanc- tion on June 27. There were some Indications the committee would give it a green jght, with a House showdown vote likely next week. Democratic Leader McCormack of Massachusetts told- newsmen: T think we will put an effective housing bill through the House." Martin said "It is not a political question, but a question of the sol- vency of the country." he added: "I don't .think the country can afford to embark upon new spend- ing programs at this time. It is too risky for the stability of the country. We Can do one of three things: Stop spending, raise taxes, or keep piling up debt. I want to stop spending." Critics have estimated the cost H. D. Jensen Named Main Street Harbo's Successor Resurfacing Job Expedited The Winona board of education will meet this afternoon to approve formally the election .of Harvey D. Jensen of International .Palls, Minn., The school board' has considered the applications of more than 50 candidates for the position since Harbo earlier this spring announced his I resignation from the school system accept: a similar post at Case Against AEG Based On Laxness By Jack Bell Washington Senator here to Austin, At a previous Informal meeting, the board determined that it would elect Jensen to the position on the condition that he might obtain a contract release from the school board at International Falls. His starting salary will be set at the amount now received by! Superintendent Harbo. Notifies Board Hope for surfacing of Main street this summer got encouragement last night. The city council received a letter from the Minnesota department ol highways, which declared: "We will now proceed to place the work under contract as fast as all conditions Jiave been complied with and circum- stances wil! permit." The letter was from C. L. Motl. enlooper (B-Ipwa) appeared today to be ready to base his case against department maintenance engineer, who was replying to a resolution Last night, Jensen notified by clty council in which members here that his school board pay the cost of the t- I bituminous paving, other than the and center 24 feet' of Mato street Irom Sarnla to Fourth street Fourth street from the postoffice had hit at- TT States 6' ae f in time so none was used. I here 5'esteiday after __ onrt %AA1t around only 17 Jackets." Brazilian Crash Fatal to 26 Itlo Janeiro, Brazil Re- ports from Florianopolis said 2G persons were killed yesterday when H Brazilian army transport plane crashed iito n mountain soon after taking off. The air ministry here said wreck- the officers cleared by officials of any part in his flight. Shortly after the Batory sailed yesterday for Southampton, Copen- hagen and Gdynia, Poland, Polish Ambassador Jozef Wmiewicz com- plained to the State department in Washington about the close in- spection given the incoming pas- sengers and crew. The ambassador later told news- men "the whole ship was turned of the housing bill at from David E. Lilienthal largely on ac- to over a that the Atomic Energy year period. The measure was approved by the Senate April 21 on a 57 to 13 vote. It calls for a vast program of slum clearance, low cost public housing and farm housing aids. Mr. Truman asked for the con- struction of low-rent pub- lic housing units in the next seven years. The Senate cut the figure down to units in six years. A powerful drive is expected in the House to trim the figure even more. Jobless Payments Drop in blockade. This would mean wide komman datura powers and the veto righ for each of the four occupying na tions on all of that body's dccis Dns. The West wants to hand ove more authority to the German ad ministration and limit the veto t essential matters involving secur ity or changes in the city charter Failing to agree on Berlin th crew had been ministers will turn next to the Ger man treaty and the Austrian pact the remaining items on their agen da. Red Wing Woman To Accept Offer Of Danish Post upside down. There were armed of the plane, A C-47, was lo- cated near Camblrelas peak and guards and "everything rescue parties were rushed to th gls remark were nof'an oceiio. orotest The plane was on normal trans port service, carrying both armj personnel and civilians between Rii rie Janeiro and the state of Rl Air Crash Kills 22 in Greece Athens Twenty-two per- sons, Including a Greek army gen- eral, perished last night in a plane crash 17 relies north of Athens. The plane, a Greek Airlines Da- kota, caught fire and struck a hill near the village ol Malafcasa, caus- ing the deaths of 18 passengers and