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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Not So Cool Tonight; Sunday Cloudy, Warmer VOLUME 50, NO. 103 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1950 Baseball Sunday p. m. KWNO-FM FOURTEEN PAGES ursting Dam Floods Ohio Town Calendar for U. S. Court Session Here Tuesday Announced The general term of U. S. district court, which is accustomed to hearing suits up to and more, opens here Tuesday at 11 a. m. with a calendar of appropriately large suits for damages. A Chicago motorist wants from a Lake City father and his son a Winonan wants from the Northern States Power Company, a Minneiska widow wants from an auto transport firm, a Far- go laborer wants from a Winona manufacturer, etc. But there are unspectacular cases, too: In three instances Housing Ex- pediter Tighe E. Woods is bringing small suits against landlords. Altogether 19 jury and six listed to be heard with U, S. District Judge Dennis TODAY- G.O.P. Faces Tough Fight In Senate By Stewart Alsop One very simple fact, which has generally been overlooked, underlines the special and crucial importance to the Re- publican party of this year's sen- atorial elections. Unless the Repub- lican? can come very close to win- ning outright control of the Senate this year a feat requiring a net gain of seven seats they cannot possibly control the Senate in 1952, whoever wins the Presidency. The absolute minimum- require- ment is a net gain of five Repub- lican seats. Otherwise, even if the rosiest Republican dreams come true, and a Republican President is elected by a thumping big ma- jority, he will be confronted by a Senate organized by hostile Demo- crats. IT IS QUITE EASY to demon- that this is so. The situation is derived from the peculiarities of the American constitutional sys- tem. This year there are 23 Dem-, ocrats up for re-election, and 13 on him. Republicans. Thus this is a rea- Robert Gibbs sonably good year for the Republi- cans, even though only ten of -the Democrats are considered vulner- able. But 1952 is a perfectly hor- rible year for the Republicans, as far as the Senate is concerned. In the first place, barring acci- dents, there will be 20 or 21 Repub- lican Senators risking their seats, and only 11 or 12 Democrats. (The numbers vary because Connecticut will vote this fall on the Senate seat, now held by the Democrat Benton by appointment, which expires in Moreover, couple of the if that are Donovan presiding. The jury is to report Wednesday. Only Term Here in Year This will be the only general term of court in 1950 for the first (Wi- nona) division of U. S. district court since the number of general terms have been reduced from two to one. The first division serves Winona, Wabash, Houston, Fillmore, Dodge, Mower, Olmsted and Steele counties. No criminal cases are listed for this term. Tuesday will be devoted to a call of the calendar and the hearing of various motions. The Badger Machine Company, Winona, will be involved in one ar- gument based on motions. Ray Robinson, a Fargo. N. D., laborer, is suing the local trench digger manufacturer for and the state of North Dakota, a party plaintiff, wants to collect an ad- ditional sum it has paid in work- men's compensation to Robinson. Injury Explained Robinson claims that he was in- jured last May 9, 1949, when the boom of a Badger trench digger fell He was an employ of the Sons Company, Fargo, at the time. Robinson claims that the boom not more than a Democratic seats vulnerable. It is only necessary to call the roll of the states in which the Democrats will be running to understand just how horrible 1952 will be for the Republicans. THESE STATES ARE: Virginia, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, West Virginia, Arizona, Tennessee, Maryland, Mississippi. Wyoming, Rhode Island and possibly Connect- icut. In at least ten of these states, the Republican party is hardly more than a joke. Thus, however strong the Republican candidate may be in 1952, it will require a sort of double miracle for the Re- publicans to hold all 20 of their seats, and at the same time to pick up a couple of extra seats from the Democrats. And even this dou- ble miracle would not give the Re- publicans control of the Senate, un> fell when copper tubing on the digger exploded because of faulty manufacture, and that Badger is now liable because of an implied warranty. Badger, on the other hand, con- tends that the machine was in sat- isfactory condition at the time of delivery and that if the copper tub- ing was faulty it was installed there as a replacement by the American Standard Radiator is Sanitary Corporation, Fargo. Badger hrough its attorney, Martin Beatty, filed a motion to include that plumbing firm, as well as Robinson's employer, as party defendants. Badger has also made a motion for a judgment on the basis of the pleadings filed, contending that Robinson has no case. Lanler and Lanier, Fargo, repre- sent Robinson. Listed as defendants are Daniel F. Przybylski, Marian Brltts and Margaret Galvin, part- ners in trade, and Badger Machine Company, a corporation. Suit Against Doctor Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Earney, Roanoke, Va., former residents of Wabasha, are bringing separate suits against Dr. C. G. Oschner, Wa- basha. They claim that gauze or similiar material was left within an opening during surgery per- formed on Mrs. Eamey. Barker Noonan Hitch, Minneapolis, rep- less the net gain of at this November. The Republican strategists are fully aware of this set of facts. They are encouraged by their read- ings of recent primaries, and are certainly far more cheerful than they were a couple of months ago. But when they begin to explain just how and where they might esential five-place becomes clear that pick up the minimum, it what the Republicans need, if they are to have any practical hope of organizing the Senate after 1952, is something pretty close to a land- slide in November. THE REPUBLICANS confidently write "safe" on six of their 13 states North Dakota, South Dak- ota, Oregon, Kansas, Vermont and New Hampshire. They also put a slightly less confident plus against Ohio Wisconsin Iowa (where Hickenlooper's smashing primary victory surpris- ed even his and Mis- souri (where the Binaggio murder has certainly helped the unim- penchably virtuous But they are admittedly worried about Dworshak's seat in Idaho; the pompous Capehart's in Indiana; and the able conservative Milli- kin's in On the other side of- the ledger, Republican strategists see their best bets for taking Democratic seats in the Dull-Myers battle in Pennsylvania; the Nixon-Douglas race in California; and in the con- test for the Benton seat in Connect- icut. They rate other chances of winning Democratic seats fair-to- good in New York. Idaho, Utah, Washington and Illinois, and they claim an outside' chance for Mc- Mahon's seat in Connecicut and Carron's in Nevada. Realistic Re- publicans in effect concede other contests for Democratic places. A LITTLE FIGURING with a pencil and paper will show the na- (Continued on Page 3, Column 4) ALSOP a resent the Barneys and Raymond A Scallen, Minneapolis, and Foley Foley, Wabasha, represent Dr. Osch- ler. Arnold W. Hatfield, Wabasha, rep- resents Leslie J. Jennings, 603 Har- riet street, Winona, in a suit against the Northern States Power Company, a corporation. He wants that for personal injuries received in the explocion of a gas water heater June 24, 1949. Charles H. Weyl, St. Paul, represents Northern States. Mrs. Lucille Swanson, widow of Lawrence Swanson, and her son, (Continued on Page 9, Column 3) COURT Explosion, Fire Level 2 Potteries Two Families Missing After High Water Sweeps Homes Away Crooksville, Ohio Disaster swept into this pottery-making community of today when a flash flood broke a nearby dpm, exploding a huge kiln and set off a fire which burned two potteries to the ground. Two families were missing after their homes were swept away. Not to Seek Re-election, Dewey Says Albany, N. Y. Governor Dewey today said he would not be a candidate for re-election. He said he probably would en- ter private law practice when his term expires next December 31. Dewey said he was very tired after 20 years in public life but that there was nothing wrong with The dam-bursting'flood followed a terrific cloudburst. Crooksville lies 20 miles south of ZanesviUe in south central Ohio. Official damage figures were not i available. But a member of the Crooksville fire department, Calvin Ross, said he believed damage was at least to three plants to the potteries and to the big Ohio power com- pany station here. Harold Shower, superintendent of the Acme Pottery Company, one of the two potteries destroyed, esti- mated the damage to the plant at The pottery is a complete loss, he added, and all that is left stand- ing is of the walls. Water Down Today "We turned off the kilns and tried to save as much as we Shower said, "but the wa- iter came flooding in too fast." Fire at the Ralph Konkel Farm near Dodge, Wis., early this morning leveled the six-room structure. Flames eating through the modern siding revealed solid log walls, such as the one burning above. The house was an early one in the Dodge area. Firemen fought the blaze from 2 until 6 a. m., in the sceond farm fire near Dodge within four days. Republican-Herald photo Caroline Mars Seeks Pacific Flight Record Pearl Harbor A giant na- vy Mars flying boat takes off today with 142 men for a record Hawaii- California flight. Right behind, an- other will carry 12 on the mile Pacific hop. The present markj is 120. V Dodge Farm House Burns to Ground Dodge Wis The second farm fire here this week drove Mr. and1 Mrs. Ralph Konkel from their home early this morning and leveled the six-room structure. The Konkels awoke about 2 a. m. and discovered the blaze. Mr. Konkel told neighbors he looked out the window and saw a red glow. I thought it was the sun coming up for a he said, "but then I smelled smoke and knew our The Caroline Mars, largest of was on fire." Navy's fleet of four-engine Martin! He drove a half mile into flying boats, will fly 127 combat- and rang the alarm, _ but by thej equipped Marine reserves to the naval air station at Alameda, Calif. She will carry a crew of 15 for a total of 142. The slightly smaller Hawaii Mars, second craft in today's dou- bleheader, will pack 97 more Ma- rine reserves and 15 crewmen. This will leave her eight short of the record of 120 she set in 1946 for the Hawaii-California run. The world record for the most persons ever taken aloft won't be threatened by today's effort. That's 308 301 passengers and seven crewmen for the short 450-mile time the volunteer fire fighters reached the farm minutes flames had engulfed more than half! the house. j Gales vine's fire truck, with a wa-j ter pump, arrived sometime after] Washington The Senate a.m., to help. Freezer Saved Water from a cistern was played onto the burning ruins, but the fire was beyond control. Some of the furniture, including a deep freezer, dining room and bedroom sets, were removed before flames hit the first flooi. Other than that and a. few jump between Alameda and San Ci0thes, everything was lost. Insur- Diego, Calif. This load was lifted by the Navy's Marshall Mars, which exploded and sank off Hono- lulu last April 5. Today's flights will transport the only company of Marine reserves outside the continental United States to the mainland so they can participate in training exercises with other reserve units. Major George L. H. Cooper, com- pany commander, said it's the first operation of its kind in Marine Re- serve history. Each man will wear combat uniform and carry rifle and field pack. The two flying boats are schedul- ed to arrive at Alameda early Sun- day and fly on to San Diega later that day. Fire Levels Florida Citrus Plant Winter Haven, Fla. A multi-million dollar fire that raged out, of control for hours destroyed one of the Florida's largest citrus plants early today. Police officials estimated that damage to the sprawling Polk Pack- ing association plant would exceed The fire was discovered about 11 p. m. last night in a second-floor office in a building adjoining the- "shortly before dawn, ten-acre installation, and fire fight- ing apparatus from seven nearby towns were summoned to aid in fighting the blaze. At the heighth of the fire, flames leaped 400 to 500 feet in the air, and persons 40 miles distant re- ported they could see the glow. The huge processing and can- ning plant, with about four acres of building space under roof, pro- duced both orange and grape fruit concentrates. About a quarter of a million boxes of citrus fruit were lost in the fire. Equipment Jrom departments at Bairtow, Lake Wales, Lake Alfred, Haines City, Lakeland, Eagle Lake and Aubumdale aided Winter Haven firemen in bringing the fire Threi firemen were casualties none serious. Chief Allen Lewis and another member of the Lakeland fire department were overcome by ammonia fumes at a refrigeration unit, and a fireman from Auburn- dale was cut on the hand. John Snively, owner of the plant, said he expected the loss to reach Firemen succeeded in keeping flames from reaching several gaso- line storage tanks. A switch engine drew six gasoline tank cars from the area. Winter Haven is in mid-Florida, about 40 miles east of Tampa and in the heart of the lush citrus district. The plant is about three miles from downtown Winter Haven. Senate Probers To Study Slot Ban in State McCarthy Hailed By D.A.V. for Fight on Reds Racine, Wis. Senator Mc- Carthy (R.-Wis.) Friday night Was him that a first-class long rest would not cure. Dewey's long-awaited decision Meanwhiie the state hichwav pa- apparently left the field clear for trof cSSrt the nomination of 74-year-old Lieu- tion was down to about tenant Governor Joe R. Hanley for t f t b t remained higher to governor at the state convention in _ Saratoga Springs, September 6.7. some residential areas. He is regarded as far in the leadi No one would hazard a guess as for the nomination. the damage to business houses Asked whether he had a choice, j and homes. Dewey said: i The cascade of water gushed up I shall not attempt to dictate a narrow valley from the broken the choice of the convention of any candidate for any office." Dewey's public announcement consisted of a ten-word statement which he handed to reporters at the capital during a news confer- ence. It said: "I shall not be a candidate for re- election next fall." Dewey said that he had voluntar- ily retired from public office twice before In 1933 and 1941. He did not elaborate. The 48-year-old Dewey's return to private life apparently ends, at least temporarily, a phenomenal praised for a "diligent fighfagainst career in which he parlayed his Communism" in a resolution un- fame as a racket-busting prosecu- ance covers some of the loss, ac- cording to reports. A barn and other small buildings were untouched by the fire. Sparks went straight into the sky, there being no wind to spread them around, witnesses said. The house was an old log dwell- ing, dating back many years, which had been modernized with siding and plaster. No cattle were kept on the 150- acre farm, part of which is rented out by the Konkels. Between Chimneys Andrew Hoesley of the Dodge fire crew said today that the fire seem- ed to have started between two chimneys in the attic, probably from faulty wiring. Lightning struck a transformer nearby' Monday night during the bad wind and rain storm here, cut- ting off power at the Konkel farm for some time. Hoesley believes might have something to do with the origin of this morning's fire. Tuesday morning the six-room Dominic Glowacki farm home was destroyed by fire near here. The Glowacki fire also originated in the attic and roof. The Konkels are staying at the Lambert Lilla farm, their neigh- bors. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Increasing cloudiness and not quite so cool mostly change crime investigating committee is going to find out how Minnesota eliminated slot machines and other forms of gambling there. Governor Luther W. Youngdahl revealed last night that he has been called as a witness before the group on July 6. With his wife and two sons, Youngdahl was to leave today for White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., to atten the annual gov- ernors conference. The Minnesota chief executive said committee members who con- tacted him seemed especially in- terested in his war on slot ma- chines. He reported he would give the group complete particulars on the various laws that drove them out. Most stringent of those statutes, he explained, is the one which provides that business licenses grocery, merchandise and cafe as well as taverns, may be revoked if gambling devices are found in the establishments. tonight; low 46. Sunday cloudy and wanner with of afternoon or evening thunder- showers; highest 76.____ LOCAL' WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 77; minimum 47; noon, 67; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at I Additional weather on Page 9. animously adopted by the Wiscon- sin convention of the Disabled American Veterans. In an opening session of the 22nd annual convention, National Com- jmander David M. Brown of Ak- ron, Ohio, called upon delegates to "give your senator the assistance he needs to clean out these Com- jmunists." McCarthy has charged Commu- nistic influences in the State de- partment. The resolution, introduced by Ro- bert L, Hirschinger of Oshkosh, said in part that the D.A.V. "goes on record commending Senator Mc- Carthy for his good work and asks him to continue until he is sure there is not one Communist left working in any government of- tor into two terms as governor and two luckless G.O.P. nominations for President. Last. winter he renounced future presidential aspirations. Dewey said he had reached no decision as to his plans, but he in' dicated he probably would return to private law practice in New York city. He said that in the last 18 months he had received several offers. He said they included the presidency of two large univerisites, a large insurance company and a business corporation. He said he also had entertained Misco Mine company dam flve miles southeast. Residents of Crooksville's low-lying areas scrambled to their rooftops. Five houses in the tiny commu- nity of Rose Farm near the dam were washed away by the first rush of water }ate last night. Three of tbe families were ac- counted for. No trace of the other two was found. They were not im- mediately identified. When the avalanche of water hit Crooksville, the state highway patrol reported, one of the town's main streets .immediately became river five feet deep. Panic Spreads Panic spread as the water cours- ed through the town. The wave of water engulfed the Ohio Power Company's Crooksville station and all electric power in Crooksville and surrounding communities ceased. As frightened citizens frantically sought refuge in the darkened town, the water reached a huge pottery kiln at the Acme Pottery Company. The kiln blew up with a spectacular puff of flame. Almost immediately, the entire pottery, which normally employs more than 300, was a mass of flame. a number of proposals for law part- Between 30 and 35 persons who nerships. Nolan to File For State Court Duluth District Judge Mark Nolan of Duluth has an- nounced he will file next week as a candidate for the state supreme court. He said he would seek the seat now held by Theodore Christiansen When the resolution was pass- ed, State Corhmander Herbert Vel- ser of West Allis, told the group "you should, be proud because you are willing to-, stand up and be counted." Owatonna Population Rises to Minn. Owaton- na now has a population of compared with in 1940, ac-1 who' resigned to run for the Demo- cording to preliminary census fig-j cratic-Farmer-L a b o r nomination of St. Paul. Christiansen was appointed by Governor Youngdahl to replace Associate Justice Harry Peterson, ures announced today. Steele county's population was for governor. Nolan has been a district judge compared with inlsince 1936. Before that he served 1940. 'three terms in the legislature. had sought refuge in the pottery building were rescued without casualty. Firemen were unable to reach the plant because of the water and the building was level- ed. The fire spread to the adjoining Ceramic Pottery Company plant and destroyed it, too. It normally employs about 200. The avalanche of water, which started its rush northward from the broken dam in Black Fork creek, roared into. Jonathan creek south of Crooksville, poured through the town and northward to Roseville, another pottery-mak- ine community of about five miles north of Crooksville. As the flood began to recede here early today it began to rise rapidly in RoseviUe, but the force of tha flood had somewhat diminished. Standing on a. Dam Abutment, Lo Hiatt, lockmaster of lock No. 1 at Marietta, Ohio, looks out over the Muskingum river this morning as its debris filled water spills into the Ohio river directly onto a regatta course. Races were cut to two (AJ. Wirephoto.) ;