Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER Fnlr tonlfht nnd tVoftniHtilnyi cooler tonight. IS HERE Dial 97.5 for the Bert In Radio Full Leased Wire News Report of The Anociated PreM Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48. NO. 101 'WINONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING. JUNE 15. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES VULUIVlb.4B.lNU. IUI_____________________________.________ One-Year Trade Pact Extension Voted Scramble on For Votes of Pennsylvania Stassen, Taft and Dewey Bid for Support By Jack Hell IVii.ihlnpton Backers of Senator Robert A. Tsift claimed to- day thnt Governor James H. Dutf may try to swing Pennsylvania to House Debates Draft Bill, Final Approval Expected by Threats of tho if U Washington The House started debate on a two-year draft bill today with the chairman of its rules committee calling for de- feat of the measure. The lead-off speaker, Representa- tive Allen CR.-I1U, told the House ho Is sure that arguments during the debate will convince the mem- bers "thnt this Is not necessary or a. good bill." "We all want national Allen shouted. "The question Is, do we want national security by the GOP American way or by coercion, tne Lr.u.r. jiriM i nnrl eon- cltntlnl boom for Senator Arthur Vaixdonbcrg collapses. Duff Is reported to have told Taft last week he Intends to do his best to get a large slice of Pennsylvania's 73 convention votes cast for Van- denberg, who says ho isn't a candi- date. But If tho move for the Michigan senator fulls to indicate a chance for the nomination, Tnft's followers think tho Pennsylvania governor will shift to their man. Duff is said to have expressed opposition to Governor Thomas E. Dewcy of New York, partly because oC his belief that some member of Congress, rather than a governor or former governor ought to be the Republican nominee. Duff contends that the congres- sional record is bound to become the chief issue in the presidential campaign. compulsion, regimentation and con- Allen said "the brass hats" claim tho nation faces "a great emer- gency." If that is so, he asked, why do those who profess to be alarmed "say there is no emergency to keep the Congress here in "Voluntary Allen said, "have not been given a fair Despite attacks on the bill, it seemed certain the House will pass Republican leaders predicted the bill would be okayed by nightfall. And oven the bitterest foes admitted their chances of blocking the mea- sure are practically nil. It will take more than House approval, however, to start any ac- tual inductions of men 19 through 25. First, Senate and House con- ferees will have to compromise mi- nor differences in the two bills. After that if the House gets its way on the chief point of dispute President Truman, will have to wait 75 days and then order the draft machinery into motion by a formal proclamation. Military authorities have esti- mated they will have to draft some men this year and next to reach manpower levels provided for in the bill. Strike Fade Big C.I.O. Union Capitulates to Court Order New York The threat of an Immediate nation-wide mari- time strike petered out today in the wake of injunctions federal attorneys In Asked To Defend Alaska President Truman left little doubt j Commander of that in the fifth and wlndup Ul Ol nil major speech of his western swing. Tho chief executive shouted n challenge from Los Angeles for Congress to stay in session until it passes price control, housing and a half dozen other proposals he has been plugging for: An expanded ifoclal security system, a. national health program, a restored labor department, federal aid for educa- tion, a long range farm program and a water resources program. Quick An.iwcr for Truman The Republican leadership on Capitol hill cracked back with a quick and defiant reminder that it l.i In control. Ten More U. S. Warships in Greek Waters more American warships arrived yesterday at Suda bay, Crete, ns replacements for oth- er U. S. warships In Greek waters. At present there are 24 American Warships in Greek waters, the larg- cst concentration here since the war. said Representative JIal'.RCk CInd.1. G.O.P. leader In the House, "Is licking the problem of high prices by sound and construc- tive action stimulating maximum production, and by cutting the cost government and reducing Said Tart: "I think when we get through here the people will be well satisfied with tho record of constructive legislation." G.O.P. National Chairman Car- roll Recce, replying by radio last night to Mr. Trumnn's criticisms of Congress, declared that "the nation IK disgusted and humiliated by the acts or Its Attcr his Los Angeles address yesterday, the President talked for 20 minutes with a proup of Cali- Other Millions Sought to Stock War Materials Washington New millions for defense projects in Alaska and for stockpiling strategic war mat- erials were recommended today by the House appropriations committee. In a appropriation bill cut below the amount President Truman had ask- ed the committee: I. Approved in cash and in contract author- ity for the purchase and stock- piling of critical and strategic na- tional defense materials. This com- pares with cash of and contract authorization for 000 requested by the President. Governors at Conference See Dewey Victory By James F. King New Castle, N. Thomas E. Dewey of New York is the best bet to win the Republican presidential nomination in the opin- ion of most of the Republican gov- ernors attending a national confer- ence here. An informal poll by the Christian Iand. Science Monitor and The Associated: Although the unions did not im- press of 15 Republican governors as} mediately rescind strike instructions. to who they thought would win the party nomination showed this: be appropriated later. 2. Granted of a which way the tide would turn. Sunder'.and, 12 of the other 14 ships would return to the United States soon. The replacement group, Sunder- land said, Includes the carrier Kear- sarge, three cruisers, five destroyers and a provision ship. Vice-Admiral Forrest Sherman, .._... commander of the V. S. Medtterra- request for continuation of nean fleet, will transfer his Hag here Army construction projects in Alas- from the cruiser Rochester to the ka. cruiser Fargo. 3. Approved in cash and in contract authority for Navy public works construction, tills including major defense Instal- lations in the Aleutians and Pacific areas, is a cut of in cash and in contract author- ity. obtained by New York, Cleveland and San Francisco. The C.I.O. National Maritime union, largest of seven unions in- volved in disputes with shipowners, was the first to capitulate to a court order. Union officers sent out instruc- tions to all members directing that they obey an. order from Federal Judge John W. Clancy in New York ordering both sides in the dispute to maintain 'the status quo for a period of ten days, with a further hearing set for June 18. Judge Clancy's order covered the East and Gulf coasts. Similar orders covering the West coast and the Great Lakes were issued by federal judges in San Francisco and Cleve- Governor Dewey, seven; Senator there were unofficial indications that the' court order would be obey- ed. The unions pledged a "fight to Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan, ihave this restraining order lifted two: Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, one; Harold E. Stassen, for- mer governor of Minnesota, one. so that we may go ahead without unfair governmental Interference and reach a Just and equitable set- Three governors of so-called; tlement with our employers." "key" states refused to voice anonymous opinion. One Sees Deadlock One sidestepped the question an; Chester Young, vice-president of the N.M.tJ. in charge of the Great Lakes district, said seamen already by Funds for the future contracts must saying he thought It .would be a be on strike against eight tankers will tn back to deadlock and that he had no idea Russians Halt Highway Traffic Russians halted traffic temporarily today on the highway linking western Germany and Berlin. They said the stoppage was occa- sioned by closure of a bridge across the Elbe for repairs. Later they said signs for a detour around the bridge had not been completed and permit- ted traffic to continue. The span is a makeshift structure built after the original bridge was destroyed In the war. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Generally fair tonight and Wednesday. Cooler tonight. Low tonight 50; high Wed- nesday 72. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 80; minimum, 54; noon, 5D; precipitation, .70; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at EXTENDED FORECAST Wisconsin and Minnesota: Tem- perature will average two to four degrees below normal Minnesota and fonila Democratic lenders. Including .Tamos liooscvclt, son of the late President and state party chair- man. Heading back cast for another normal maximum 75 ex- uri'Ies of rear platform talks. north to 84 south. Minimum Tniman Is due to return to thcj5o extreme north to Gl south. Ml- Whlto House J-'rlday. nof fluctuations but no Important temperature trend indicated. Pre- cipitation will average one-half to one Inch southern Minnesota and southern Wisconsin with little or none northern Minnesota and north- ern Wisconsin, Showers or thun- derstorms Wednesday night or Thursday and southern and central sections of district Saturday. TEMPKRATUKES ELSEWHERE Tho G.O.P. nominating convention opi'ns Monday, Ourt, on hand nt New Castle, N, H., for the aniuuil governors con- frrencf, was ottlcldlly silent on his iittli.utlo toward tho various con- tenders for the top prlxe. He is credited with controlling about hair the state's 73 convention votes, Hacking SUisscn But reports Indicate thu Penn- sylvania group Is badly split. One faction, In which Senator IMward Martin, National Commlt- Mason Owlrtt and Joseph Gruucly are active, Is salt! to hit-lined to Dewey with Taft or. House Speaker Joseph Martin Kansas us second choice. former Governor Harold E. Stas- sen of Minnesota who demonstrated his iioputiu'Uy with write-In votes In the Pennsylvania primary April 02 74 27, ulso has sonic backing within Seattle 75 the. delegation. .......IDG While the Pennsylvanlans areiwashlngton 81 72 74 87 70 60 Falls 59 City 97 Los Angeles Bemidjl ChlcriKO Denver Des Molncs Diiluth Mlnmi 85 Mpls. St. Paul 82 New Orleans New York mrellni: Siauliiy. the 50-votc Illinois (leU'k-atlon also will be Illinois' strength Is expected to be Win, 45 51 53 CO 38 CD 57 77 73 62 52 (35 G6 Prccip. .03 .19 .20 .01 cast solidly the first ballot for Governor Dwlght Green. Despite signs that Green might like to pliiy bull with Dewcy in exchange, for the vlce-prcsldcntlal 5. T.W. Tail's followers nvo counting on j Dam 5A, T.W, collecting about 50 of the votes oniwinona DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Change Red Wing 14 2.2 Lake City 5.9 Reads Dam 4, T.W. 12 13 tho. second ballot. If Tal't cun't make the nomina- tion grade, efforts apparently will be made to swing the Illinois vote to Senator John W. Brlckcr of Ohio 3.1 4.2 2.3 3.2 5.4 10.2 4.1 Dam 0, Pool Dam 6, T.W. Dakota 7.5 Dam 7, Pool Dam 7. T.W. La .1 -1 for Fairbanks Airport 4. Approved in cash and in contract authority for construction of a commercial airport at Fairbanks, Alaska. The President had asked in tne cash and in contract ;.was authority. 5. Cut from to funds for use of the secretary of The injunctions were applied for an order of President Truman who acted on receipt of a report from his fact-finding board. N.M.U. President Curran's order to union members to obey the in- junction was backed up by the New York membership of the union a stormy meeting last night ia a two to one vote. The three unions named in Judge Clancy's order, affecting the East and Gulf coasts, are the the Marine Engineers Beneficial as- sociation and the American Radio association, all CJ.O. Other unions involved arc the Tne general International Longshoremen's publican5 chief -ecutives W eh se n Among the Democrats, the gen- eral feeling was that President Tru- man would win renomination. But one southern governor said he thought General Elsenhower has an "outside chance." 'Republican convention less than a week away, the Repub- lican governors were hesitant about making predictions. Most of them did so with the understanding: 1. My name will be withheld; "2. This is a prediction rather than necessarily a preference." pucan ce theT national governors conference, CXO. Marine Cooks and Stewards. was that Governor Dewey was out the A Ji. piternaUonrf Brother- in they all emphasized that they were speaking of his posi- tion today. commerce In carrying out voluntary! Dewcy Gaining Strength Industry agreements under the several expressed the belief that anti-inflation law. [Governor Dewey had gained consld- 6. Recommended for erable strength within recent weeks emergency flood repair work in the Columbia river valley. Another was approved lor disaster relief there and elsewhere as it might be needed. The committee also approved for United States parti- cipation In the world health or- ganization, and to help stamp out loot-and-mouth and other contagious animal diseases. Last of the big money bills of the EOth Congress, the measure is scheduled to go to the House floor tomorrow for debate. To Stock War Materials The committee voted the sum One governor said don't quote thought Sena- tor Vandenberg would be the G.O.P. presidential nominee three weeks ago. Now he thinks it will be Dewey. Both Dewey and Governor Earl Warren of of the four announced candidates for the Republican presidential nomination attending the conference here but the two naturally were not ques- tioned in the A.P.-Christian Science Monitor poll. Democratic governors here seem, j to lean toward the conviction thatj Cg.jnt jr0lke Bernadotte, hood of Electrical Workers, and the lift the Four Engines, delivering a total of horsepower S, Navy's 180-passenger Constitution off the runway at an 18- degree angle at Lockheed Air Terminal, Burbank, Calif, Lockheed will deliver two of the giants to the Navy this year The pla es carry 92 passengers on top decks and 76 on lower decks and require a crew of 12 men. (A.P. Wirephoto.) Thye Presses for Vote On Indian Liquor Bill By Richard P. Powers, A.P. Special Washington Service Edward J. Tliye (R.-MlnrO said he will try to get a Senate vote today on permitting Minnesota In- dians to buy liquor outside ol reservations "Liquor certainly is not the issue here." Thye told a "The whole thing is a question of principle and citizenship. "There were a lot of Indians who saw action in the past war. They stood shoulder to shoulder with white soldiers and took it. group. Pacific coast as does the MEBA. Arab Leaders Meet at Cairo To Discuss War "But these same Indian service men who have come back cannot mingle in a public place and order a glass of beer or liquor. They are not recognized there as full citizens." The legislation Thye is backing is caught in a parliamentary pro- cedure. Here is the situation: The House first passed a bill by Representative Knutson known as Indian liquor laws, which apply to selling liquor to Indians off the reservations. Such sales would still be prohibited on rescrva- By Max Boyd Cairo The Arab countries' political delegates and army chiefs of staff met here today. Arab League Secretary General Abdel Rahman Azzam Pasha said their purpose was an "exploratory dis- cussion." of the Palestine prob- Senator Vantlcnberg would eventu- man the munitions board, testi- fied the nation is two years behind schedule in stockpiling. He said it probably will take seven years to attain the goal instead of the five contemplated in 1946. The committee explained Its 000.000 cut by saying it has "some apprehension thnt the program is lacking the degree of planning, forethought and coordination which should be an Integra! part of any such large-scale expenditure." The group also cut from the general finance an audit of' wartime transportation charges against the government. GAO officials told the committee has been collected on a request of accounting office to from the Midwest said he was sure it would be Senator Robert Taft of Ohio. Truman's Statement, 'I Like Attacked by Reece Philadelphia Republican National Chairman Carroll Reece said last night President Truman's recent "I like old JOG Stalin" state- ment was a bid for the communist vote. Reece said the President did not express "personal fondness" for Sta- lin because of any "real admiration for the Soviet czar." "It was an obvious play to brinj this'project already and back to Democrat ranks the thous- has been listed as overpayments b-Jt' not yet collected. They estimated that more "found as overpaid." may be ands ol communists and fellow trav- elers who have followed Henry Wal- lace into the third party 'the G.OJ5. chairman said. Acres Burned Over at Toftey, Minn. Toftey, Minn. Loss today or to Speaker Muvtln Urlcki-i- Is expected to have a darkhorse run 1C Tuft falls In hlsjChlppcwa at bid. In that case, unless Taft andiZumbro at Thcilman. DL-wey should come to some other ;Trempualeau at Dodge dfrreement, the 44 Taft votes out of.Black at Nelllsvlllc... Ohio's 53 an- expected to Hnc upJBlack at GaSesvUlc 9.5 1.7 Crosse 12 4.6 Tributary Streams Durand. 1.3 2. behind Bi'Icker along with most of Illinois' quota. Speaker Martin is reported to be third choice of some of those in- fluential among TTie Illinois group. There are Indications that Martin will step Into the picture forcefully on the second ballot. .2 -j- .1 2.3 .1 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.5 Root at Houston G. RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnherg) River stages throughout the dis- trict remain practically sta- tionary until heavy sustained rains necessitate gate operations. was set at in a timber fire- quelled last night which burned over acres of the Superior Na- tional forest area. 15 miles north of here along the Sawmill trail. Galen W. Pike, forest supervisor who set the damage estimate, said several tourist cabins, a sawmill and board feet of sawed lumber as well as thousands of standing trees, had been destroyed. Toftey is 70 miles northeast of Duluth on Lake Superior. He said fire fighting crews equip- ped with pumpers and bulldozers were staying in the area to quell "Islands" of fire and to prevent sparks from jumping outside the flame-blackened area. State forestry men Joined with federal foresters in calling the situa- tion throughout northeastern Min- nesota generally hazardous unless rain falls soon upon the tinder-dry forest territory. Pike said restrictions might be- come necessary on tourists and pub- United Nations mediator, returned from Rhodes to Cairo by air today. He plans to meet with the Arab lead- ers here and then go to Tel Aviv Thursday to confer with Jewish au- thorities before returning to his Rhodes headquarters. The Holy Land continued mostly quiet in the fifth day of a truce arranged by Bernadotte to pave the way for negotiations toward lasting peace there. The Arab league political and military committees met together for five minutes and then the mili- tary leaders withdrew to a separate meeting. Before the joint session, the sec- retary general told reporters the political committee was waiting for Bcrnadottc's reply to Arab charges of Jewish truce violations. A mediation staff man on Rhodes said last night neither side report- ed any truce breaking yesterday. He remarked, "this was the first day we have heard nothing since the truce began." Later, however, the Egyptian Mail, Cairo newspaper, quoted Pre- mier Mahmoud Pahmy Nokrashy Pasha as saying he had sent the Senate then approved the President is Overridden on Pension Boost Washington An overridden presidential veto today opened the way to large benefit payments to blind people and dependent children but barred federal old age pensions to some Job holders. Mr. Truman objected to the bill on the grounds (A) That the in- creased benefits were not high enough and (B) That more, rather than fewer, people should be brought under the social security program. Shortly before the veto message was read in the House, that cham- ber did vote to extend the program's coverage to some more per- tions. The bill last January, DOT oraawK governmcnt agencies O'Daniel (D.-Tex.) moved that the organizations. vote be reconsidered. s senate tr.en employes of state and last January, but Senator agencies and non- Thye said he will ask the Senate to vote on O'Daniel's motion today. But that was far fewer than the number Mr. Truman wanted includ- ed. He had asked Congress to add It the motion is will go to the White House. Thye said, however, he will not ask that the motion be defeated. He said he understands that if the motion is approved an amendment will be offered to make the pro- visions apply to Indians over the entire nation and not in Minne- sota alone. If the latter is done, the measure would have to St> back to the House for action there on the Senate amendment. Thye said the Minnesota, legis- lature has already taken action looking toward extending the same rights to Indian citizens which white citizens enjoy. The Interior department, in fav- the bill Ql, soojal sccurity Thc House turned to the veto mes- sage soon after it was delivered. It voted 297 to over the re- quired override. A little more than three hours later, the Senate capped a brief but stormy debate by going along with the House, G5 .to 12. The House measure cxtendins so- cial security coverage to additional workers goes to the Senate. Passage there is considered doubtful, with adjournment slated for Saturday. President Developing Saddle Sores both the House and the Senate had voted Monday to override President Tru- ___ _______ ___________ man's veto of a social security bill, dent within four months after being other liquor when they arc outside Indian country. They believe that the prohibition which singles them out as a racial group is discrim- inatory and brands them as in- ferior." Immell Promises Statement Soon on Political Plans Madison, Wis. Ralph M. Immell, unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1946, said today he ILSna Brti JJ1K iilJ HHW edlator a note accusing the Jews j would make a statement next week seven infractions in southern "with respect to my own plans this seven Palestine. Tonight Deadline for Quarterly Tax Washington Midnight to- night is the deadline for mailing the second quarterly payment of federal income tax if your taxes lie travel in certain parts of paid up fully by withholding. Arrowhead district. I You can reduce today's check by The fire, burning over a the estimate of your 1948 ont, destroyed two cabins and a i income to take advantage of tax cuts year." Immell said he was "tremend- ously pleased with action of dele- gates to the state Republicon con- vention last weekend, repudiating their unwanted bosses and ending voluntary committee's pve-primary partisanship activities." He added: "About two-thirds of the dele- front, destroyed garage owned by Mrs. Anna Plouff, Grand Marals: a trapper's cabin and the sawmill and lumber at the camp operated by Edmund Skou, forest officials said. Smoke from the blaze, was visible from Grand Marais. 23 miles north- east, where residents said the fire appeared to be the worst to hit this territory since 1936. granted since filing the original esti- mate March 15. gates rebelled against its totalitar- ian-minded party ringmasters and with a refreshing upsurge of grass roots leadership reflecting Repub- lican integrity, pride and independ- ence, long the hallmark of freedom- Those who prefer, however, people, tossed out the bosses wait until later to amend declara- and their party hacks." tlons and take reductions. But if you do, then a one-fourth payment must be raade on the old tax esti- mate. Those who overpay total tax- es will get a refund after filing final 1948 income tax returns next year, 'would run again. Immell, runner-up for the Repub- lican nomination for governor two years ago, said last Friday he would await action of the convention dele- gates before deciding whether he Bill Goes to Truman for Signature More Authority Given Federal Trade Commission Congress pass- ed and sent to the White House to- day a Republican-sponsored bill ex- tending the reciprocal trade agree- ments act for one year with some changes in its provisions. The House completed congression- al action, passing the tariff bill by voice vote after accepting amend- ments tacked on by the Senate in adopting the measure yesterday. In approving a one-year extension arid changing provisions of the act, the Republican-dominated Congress again disregarded recommendations of President Truman. The administration hod asked for a three-year extension of the recip- trade measure without changes. Unless Mr. Truman should veto the G.O.P.-sponsorcd bill, it will revive the trade agreements act which ex- pired last Saturday midnight. New Power to Commission The Republican-backed bill gives new authority to the Federal Tariff commission to recommend "peril joints" beyond which the commis- sion feels the President should not ;o in making agreements. The com- mission would have to make such reports within lour months after It is called upon to do so. The President could disregard ,hese recommendations but would. have to tell Congress why he did so within 30 days. A provision in the original House bill giving Congress "veto power" over agreements when the President overrode tarifl commission recom- mendations was stricken Irom the bill by the Senate. The House ac- cepted that action. Democrats fought to the last in an effort to set an extension of the bill without changes. Senate Republicans rammed their bill through late yesterday, 70 to 18. But the 23 Democrats who went along with G.O.P. members did so only after the Senate had batted down three motions by Senator Barkley of Kentucky, the minority leader, to continue the act without change, as President Truman had asked, Oppose 3-Ycar Flan On practically party line votes, the Republicans smashed a three- yenr extension attempt 48 to 41, two years 47 to 42, and one year 4C 43. On final passage, Senator Cooper of Kentucky was the only Repub- lican to line up with 17 Democrats who voted against the G.O.P.-backcd bill. The Senate measure would re- quire the Federal Tarifl commis- sion to investigate and hold public hearings on every commodity the President wanted covered by a trade agreement. The tariff agency then would set "peril points" beyond which it felt the chief executive could not go in lowering import duties without threatening injury to American producers. Amendment Favored If he disregarded commission re- commendations, the President would have to notify Congress within 30 days, and say why. Under the House bill, now headed for the scrap heap. Congress could have said "no" under those circum- stances. Before final passage, the Senate adopted an amendment by Senator Ivcs (R.-N. Y.) to require the Tariff commission to report to the Presi- The President' has been over-lover the President. ridden by Congress so many times he now is developing saddle sores." Nash Heirs to Share Estate Los daughters, five grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren will share in the mul- ti-million dollar estate of the late Charles W. Nash, founder of the automobile company that bears his name. The will of Nash, who died Juno 6 at the age of 84, was Hied for pro- bate yesterday, Two Milwaukee Men Drown When Plane Crashes Milwaukee Two persons, one of them a member of n promi- nent Milwaukee family, were killed yesterday when their small airplane crashed into Lake Michigan off Maitland Field. The dcnd mc" wcre Brndlcc uiiw: VUSW.-.U-.Y The document, signed November j Brunt, Jr.. 27, of fashionable River 21, 1947, provides that personal of- Hills, a Milwaukee suburb, and fects arc to be divided equally be-.'Richard J. Whitney, tween two daughters, Mrs. Mae N. Brenton of Beverly Hills, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth N. Bliss of Grosse Pointe, Mich. A trust fund is to be created with one fourth of the income to go to Mrs. Brenton and three fourths to Mrs. Bliss after Mrs. W. W. Eldridgc of Washington, D. C., Nash's sister, is paid a month. Upon the death of the sisters the trust principal is to be distributed to the grandchildren and great- grandchildren. The estate has not been appraised but when Airs. Jessie Hallack Nash, his wife, died last year she left property valued :it the widower receiving the ma- jor share. Witnesses said Van Brunt, man- ager of Maitland Field, was at the controls of the plane. They said the plane hnd just left the field, climbed steeply and then plunged into about 30 feet of water some 100 j'.irds off shore. Both bodies were strapped in their scats when the plane was hoisted clear of the water several hours later by the coast guard cutter Sun Dew. A volunteer diver had attach- ed a line to the wreck. Van Brunt's father is president of the George H, Russcl Company, one of the oldest insurance firms in the state. Young Van Brunt was sinslc. Whitney was married and the, father ol three small children.