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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Showers and Warmer Tonight and Tuesday Baseball Tuesday p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO 93 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE TWENTY PAGES SENATE REFUSES TO SHELVE RENT CONTROL Jack Kreig Weeps unashamedly after being rescued from a cap- sized cabin cruiser in the Allegheny river. His wife was one of four persons who perished. The cruiser was caught in the boiling eddies where the Allegheny drops 11 feet over the dam at lock No. 3, about 15 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. After futile rescue attempts by a blimp, a seaplane and numerous fxnall boats, a crew of volunteers drove a 100-foot sternwheel river tug into the violent waters and rescued the four clinging to the cruiser. Kreig is comforted by J. R. Montgomery, a close friend. (A.P. Wirephoto.) 4D G rown as oes Over Boat Dam By Gib Staley raging waters of an Allegheny river spillway took four lives yesterday but rivermen who refused to quit rescue efforts In the lace of terrifying odds pulled four others to safety. One riverman, 50-year-old Hull Wright, died a hero. He tried desperately to save six persons who rode over-a 11-foot dam Jn their 25-foot cabin cruiser 15 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The four who survived a night of horror were battered and beaten. Inside and out. They clung to the cruiser as it bobbed furiously in the foaming, swirling spillway. For seven hours they watched scores of rescue at- tempts fail. A blimp, a seaplane and even men In a rowboat tried to reach them. Just as it seemed their cruiser would capsize, they were pulled to safety by the volunteer crew of a small river towboat piloted by a veteran skipper who willingly took jhis chance with fate. He won his Three state veterans and lost his boat as it tlons wound up their annual con- (overturned In the maelstrom. Luverne Man New V.F.W. Commander By The Associated ventions over the weekend with pledges to fight for more benefits lor disabled veterans and war wi- dows. In Duluth, the Minnesota depart- ment of Disabled American Veterans named A. M. Herriges of St. Paul There were six on the cruiser when it missed a lock and went over the dam. Lockmen To Rescue Wright and his boss. Veteran Lockmaster James Woffenden, went to their rescue in an 18-foot skiff. as state commander to succeed The small craft was smashed to T. Blake of Mankato. pieces and Woffenden and Wright At Albert Lea. A. A, Anderson, jumped to the cruiser. Luverne insurance and real estate j Then, one by one, the four who man and 63-yeav-old veteran of j perished began going overboard, World War 11, was named stateiwoffenden declared: the Veterans of) "It was a nightmare. I tried to commander of Foreign Wars. The D.A.V. pledged its forces to j wait for help but it wasn't long fight for increased pensions for j before one of the women was swept widows and for widows with de- ioverboard. The next was Hull. Then Eau Galle Boy Drowns in River Near Durand Body Recovered In 25-Foot Hole By Pepin Sheriff Durand, Wis. John Anibas, 15, of Eau Galle, Wis., drowned while swimming in the Eau Galle river Sunday afternoon. The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Anibas, had gone swimming with a friend, Richard Shannon, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shannon. Shannon told authorities they had been in the river about half a mile below the Eau Galle bridge and that he was ahead of Anibas. Shannon said that about mid- stream he turned back to holler at his companion, but didn't see him. When Anibas failed to appear, Shannon ran two miles to his home and notified officials. Body Found in Deep Hole Scores of persons were attracted to the scene when it beca- e known that a drowning had occurred. and all helped in the search for Anibas' body. About p.m. Pepin County Sheriff Victor Seline pulled the boy's body to the surface from a 25-foot deep hole. The river is only about as wide as a city street at the scene of the drowning, has little current, and is considered as being quite shallow in most places, local resi- dents pointed out. In Durand High School Anibas, who was born March 4, 1935, would have been a sophomore at the high school here next fall. Eau Galle is located about ten miles north of here. Surviving are the boy's par- ents, three sisters and two broth- ers: Emma, Eau Claire; Marie, Durand: Iva, at home; Raymond, Boise, Idaho, and Loren at home. Funeral services will be held at St. Henry's Catholic church, but arrangements are pending.. Rhiels funeral home of Elmwood is in charge. Eescue Workers Dig Into the landslide debris which buried 15 persons at Kumanodaira, 85 miles from Tokyo, Japan. At least 30 are known dead. Kumanodaira is between the city of Karnizawa and Takasaki. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Boy, 13, Admits Killing Farmer Richland Center, Wis. A 13-year-old-boy was quoted Sunday as saying a radio detective plot had prompted his killing a sleeping far- mer Saturday. The youth was scheduled to ap- pear in juvenile court today in the, shooting death of Kenneth Shaw, 24. town of Westford. Richland County Sheriff Loren Marshall said the lad told this story: He and a brother had been sent from the Wisconsin child center at Sparta to Shaw's farm. They Ijked Shaw very much. However. Shaw was divorced about four months ago and after that a state agency inspector called at the farm and tol dthe boy he'd have to because there was no woman I get everybody to hang on tight and h t h look after limit- fnr Vlllf if TI'OCM'h Inner r pendent children. another voman fell in. Finally a The V.F.W. said it wants a 25 iman disappeared. That left four of per cent cost of living increase In disability compensation and pen- sions for veterans. It also re- commended a federal bonus for World War II veterans. Other new officers of the D.A.V. are: Gordon McDonald, Minneapo- lis, senior vice-commander; Clar- ence Scheibe, Cloquet, Raymond Gould and Philip Kjalein, both of Fergus Falls, and Carl Glenne. Du- luth, junior vice-commanders; R. T. Flynn. Minneapolis, treasurer; Ra- mone Harrison, Albert Lea, judge advocate, and the Rev. Raymond Heinholtz, Cloquet, chaplain. Red Wing was named for the 1951 con- vention. The V.F.W. elected Tom Letnes, Nielsville, senior vice-commander; Lawrence Jensen, Minneapolis, jun- ior vice-commander; J. M. Jorgen- sen, St. Paul, quartermaster; Isidor Rosen, St. Paul, judge advocate; Dr. L. B. Kuhlman, Melrose, sur- geon, and the Rev. Harold Whittet, South St. Paul, chaplain. The 1951 convention was awarded to Moor- head. Mrs. Vera Koback. Duluth, was elected president of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. Other officers included Mrs. Ellen Dittenger, Detroit Lakes, senior vice-president; Mrs. Lorna Miller, Albert Lea. guard: Mrs. Lulu Loftus, Minneapolis, junior vice- president; Mrs. Caroline Dittrich, .Minneapolis, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Ann Kennedy, St. Paul, chap- lain: Mrs. Leah Brandmo, Minne- apolis, conductress. Prominent Egyptian Patient at Mayos Rochester, Minn. Amin Yousses, Egyptian minister to the United States from 1935 to 1937, was a patient at the Mnyo Clinic today, awaiting surgery. No details as to his illness were available. Authorities listed the lost, in ad- dition to Wright, as: Mrs. William Fisher: Mrs. Carol Krieg, about 30. wife of one of the rescued, and William Lahey, Jr., about 25. The rescued were Woffenden, (Continued on Page 15, Column 1) 4 DROWN and his brother. The youngster did not want to return "to Sparta. He remembered another boy who had run away from the Sparta center and never returned. He also recalled a radio detective thriller in which a man had shot a farmer to obtain a truck for a getaway. District Attorney Leo Lownik quoted the boy Saturday as saying he had loaded his .22 caliber rifle to shoot sparrows but saw Shaw asleep on a davenport and aimed the gun at him. Congressional Chiefs Abandon Aug. 1 Closing By William F. Arbogast Washington Congressional! leaders have all but abandoned! hope for final adjournment of the 81st Congress by August 1. There it just too much major legislation pending and many mem-j bers seeking re-election this year are reluctant to go home until the performance record looks more im- pressive. Speaker Rayburn (D.-Texas) saidj it would be "optimistic" to look adjournment by August 1, althoughj _ _ the House docket is in fairly good j threatened "yesterday 'that "any attempt to annul Po- Jaffe Key Witness In Amerasia Quiz By Marvin L. Arrowsmith hunting jigsaw pieces in the 1945 Amera- sia case turned to Philip Jaffe today for more of the picture in the secret documents episode. Jaffe subpoenaed to a closed session of a Senate foreign relations subcommittee, is a key figure in the five-year-old controversial case. Russ Insist Polish Border Permanent He was ecitor of the now-defunct I Amerasia magazine, in the New York headquarters of which were found hundreds of confidential gov- ernment papers. 44-25 Vole Regarded As General Test Move to Send Bill Back to Committee Beaten on Roll Call Washington The Senate refused today to shelve the rent control bill. The vote was 44 to 25 and was regarded as a general test of Sen- ate sentiment toward the question of continuing federal rer.t controls, now due to expire June 30. But some of those who voted against putting the bill aside had announced they would vote against the bill on the question of final passage. The attempt to shelve the bill was made by Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the Republican floor leader. Early last Saturday morn- ing, at. the end of a turbulent 17- hour Senate session, he moved to send the bill back to the banking committee. Such action often means killing a measure. By agreement, a vote on Wher- ry's motion was put off until to- day. For administration leaders, the big question now is when they can get a vote on final passage. Senator Cain (R.-Wash.) con- ducted a 12-hour filibuster against the measure last week. Before the vote, Cain told a re- porter that the outcome of it would ideterrnine his future plans. "If there seems to be a fair chance of winning this thing, I'll certainly be ready to take off Cain said, as he directed assistants to assemble a thick stack of ammunition for another long filibuster. No Democrat voted for the Wherry motion to recommit. Five Hen- drickson Langer Milliktn (Colo.) and Saltonstall (Mass.) voted against the move along with 39 Democrats, Just before the vote, Chairman (D.-S.C.) of the banking committee said that if the bill was returned to it, the committee would send it back to the Senate immediately without change. The committee sent the bill to the floor originally by an 8-5 vote. Cain, in an impassioned plea to the Senate to shelve the measure, said that backers of rent controls had failed to prove that a nation- wide housing emergency exists. "No man or woman who lives can justify further extension of fed- eral rent he declared. Democratic Leader Lucas (111.) Reinstatement Of Dr. Sander Seen in June Wolfeboro, N. head of the New Hampshire state board of registration in medicine sumes" his five-member body will reinstate Dr. Hermann N. Sander. Dr. J. Paul Dye, board president, said that "sending the bill back to Jaffe and five others three of isaid last night he believes Dr. San-1committee would be Soviet occupation land's annexation of German terri- tory would provoke a rew war." shape. The outlook isn't so rosy in the Senate, where a filibuster by Sena- tor Cain (R.-Wash.) last week de- layed action until today on a bill If extending the federal rent program. The slow-down also may! the Oder-Neisse river border t put off a decision on other major! tween Poland and East Germany asj them government employes were arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit espionage. The charges later were reduced to conspiracy to obtain illegal possession of fed- ral documents. Jaffe pleaded guilty and was fin- ed One of the others plead- ed no defense and paid a fine. Charges against the other four were dropped. der's license to practice will be re- stored "within a few days after he makes application for reinstate- ment." The board revoked the 42-year-old Candia physician's license in April shortly after he was acquitted of murder in the death of a cancer patient. The state group said, how- gesture" because the jsion, Taegliche Rundschau, matters. Four Bills Delayed Four big "Jills passed by the House the final and enduring frontier lever, that he could apply for re- Why that happened: why there jinstatement on June 19. was no jail sentences; why the! Attorney Ralph E. Langdell, coun- were reduced all those for Dr. Sander, said the appli- stirred up a controversy in cation for reinstatement will be filed I Congress and brought a cry of I before June 19 to hasten considera- 'tion by the board. Dr. Sander declined to'Comment. The state charged at the physi-] "a futile committee simply would return it to the Senate and it would be called up for action again. The Senate vote to send the rent control extension bill back to the banking committee included: Mc- Carthy (R.-Wis.) for; Wiley (R.- Wis.) not recorded; Thye (R.- Minn.) for; Humphrey (D.-F.L.- Minn.) against. J "whitewash" from some legisla- each enough '.o require lengthy discussion. Still 'to be acted on are House- inquiry committee find the answers sum-jcjan's trial that he killed Mrs. Rnrh thp German eovern-imoned Jaffe as u awaited certain C. Borroto, 59. by injecting air Both the west govern mt" her veins as she lay near death 0, the N The defense admitted Wednesday that the East )LU UJg me AJ.UUJC LUC ucj-iimii bottle', up in the Senate, and ment and the Western Allies irora me pi-riuudi o; them is controversial assailed_ the announcement "-e v. and Polish governments had agreed passed bills creating a fair employ- on the river line as the lin cedes t ment practices commission boundary. The line cedes to !when the Amerasia case broke. The Justice department confirm- ed Saturday that Forrestal inter- appropriating forjpoland square miles of operation of the government in fis- er Germany territory which the six arrests Dairyland Co-op Pay Hike Set Madison, Wis. Dairyland j.iiw Co-operative of La Crosse the air injections, but contended has until Augusc 1 to pay retro- that the woman already was dead, active pay increases approved for Dr. Dye said "the implication in jits employes, the state employment this case was obvious and the board j relation? board said today, agreed Dr. Sander should be sus-i A board of arbitration, n named by QJ. stoppetL A11 Forrestal asked was that the President be FEPC bill ran into the threat of ajbe decided in the German filibuster, but Senate leaders say (treaty. they still hope to get the bill to a! The United States had refused to d f th fact in the case vote. recognize the Oder-Neisse line, the arrests were made They also want to dispose of newspaper asserted, because rent control bill this week in intended at a given time toi The Justice department made to start debate on the bill expand-! make the unclarified frontier the oc- Public notes from Forrestal s diary ing the social security program. for a third world war, as which disclosed he felt the arrests House originally planned to debateJHitler used the Polish corridor." might greatly the rent bill this week. also, but! plans now to lay it aside until the t Geologist Dies uman could be pended and given the right to seek W.E.R.B. to settle a wage dispute F.B.I. Director J.j reinstatement later." between the rural electric co-opera- tive and its workers, Saturday told the co-operative to give most of its employes raises ranging from seven Dr. Dye emphasized that thejto 12 cents an hour. Increases Four Men Cling desperately to a partially capsized cabin cruiser in the Allegheny river below a dam a few miles from downtown Pittsburgh. The four men were rescued a few minutes after this picture was taken. (AP. Wirephoto.) Senate acts. The omnibus appropriation bill, which took the House more than ajl Elirninn month to pass, may reach the Sen- III riaiilllly ate floor late this month. A mini- i 11 -p mum of several weeks debate is ex- 6X35 pected. Plan Stopgap Bill j With the current fiscal year end-j ing this month, a "stopgap" bill financing federal agencies is be- ing readied, for quick passage so normal operations can be carried on until the big money bill be-1 comes law. Action on the draft law exten- sion measure by June 24 is a "must" [if the present selective service ma- chinery is to keep running. The draft law now on the 'book expires on that day. The House has passed a bill ex- i tending the draft for tiro years, but banning actual inductions without p separate congressional action. Thej sparks from the track appar- Senate armed services committee! ently set the afire. wants an unlimited three-year ex-j Fire fighters were en route board was against euthanasia orjwould be retroactive to January 1, mercy killing. Big Spring, Texas A flame-throwing oil well which burned a geologist to death Saturday still spouted out of control today. The well about 26 miles northeast of here, blew out Saturday night as a crew was running cement into the well below feet. Jack Morris Bristow, 26, of Monahans, Texas, was fatally burned. Bristow was leaving another well about 700 feet away in his pickup truck and apparently did not know the well had blown out. Ignition tension. House has no major business scheduled for this week. last night from Houston to try to bring the wild well un- der control. embarrass" this country's relations with Russia at the 1945 United Nations charter conference in San Francisco. Postponement of the I was shortlived, however. At the di-, irection of Mr. Truman, the F.B.I. 'took Jaffe and the others into cus- Itody on June 6, 1945 nine days I after the Forrestal diary entry. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday withi local" showers and" thunderstorms Warmer tonight, lowest 65; high Tuesday afternoon 86. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 73: minimum, 54; noon, 82: precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 86; minimum, 63; noon, 80; precipitation, .none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 11. Walter J. Kohler, Jr., -above, endorsed by the Wisconsin Re- publican convention for the nomination as governor, seeks to follow the path of his industrialist father, who was governor two decades ago. (Story on page 9.) (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Her- ald.) 1950. The arbitration board action is anal as far as W.E.R.B. is cdn- [cerned. If either side objects to the findings it must appeal to circuit court. Increases approved by arbitra- tors was about half the amount the Electric Workers Union (A.F.L.) asked last October. Approximately 100 operating em- ployes will get the increase. Dairy- land serves customers in northwestern Wisconsin and parts jof Iowa and Minnesota. I 1'Reds' to Invade Hartley, Iowa Hartley, Iowa Hartley will be taken over by "Reds" in a mock invasion next Wednesday, and for five hours the town of 600 will be under "Communist" control. Public officials will be arrested, citizens will be rounded up and herded into a stockade ana "peo- ple's commissars" will demon- strate how to wipe out all traces of democracy in the small north- west Iowa community. "Communist rule day" in Hart- ley coming on the anniversary of flag day will be patterned after a similar demonstration held last May 1 at Mosinee, Wis. ;