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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 20, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER N EWS PICTUfctS In Local and Dally Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press_______________ WINONA. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 20. 1947 Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PASES Bill Veto Lewiston Youth Killed in Highway Crash Motorcycle Hit by Car Near Arches William Bracket Dead; Emil Laak Held for Quiz Lrwlston, >Jinn. A Lfwlston, youth, William Brackett, 22, died on highway :4 near the Arches early today shortly after an automobile, driven by a friend, slammed into the rear of his motorcycle. Driver Of the cur was Emll Lsmk, 30. Stockton, wlv was being held Today by the wlnonn county sher- iff's office for Investigation. Bmckett died minutes after Laak's car ran Into the motorcycle whilr both vehicles were presum- ably traveling west up the hill from Arches. The fatal accident occurred about three-quarters of the wny up the hill. Deputy Sheriff Oliver Landers placed the time ot the mishap at 1-10 ft rn. He is hardline the case in the abjwnce of Sheriff George Fort. Neck Broken Braekett suffered a broken neck. a broken right leg and possible other injuries, according to Dr. Robert Tweedy. Winona county coroner. County Attorney W. Kenneth said that Laak would be interviewed by Deputy Sheriff Landers this afternoon, and said they were pursuing the theory that Bradcett -was hit while mak- ing ISO-degree turn on the road- Trie motorcycle was hit on the right rear when It wu.i Jutit south or the center line of the highway. It was suggested Laak may have observed the motorcycle making sweeping turn Into his lane of traT'lc and had turned to the left to avoid a collision. Carl Brackett, .brother to the victim, told authorities thut he was riding home on the motorcycle Largest Opening Day Crowd Present for Spring Grove Fete Spring Grove, Minn. The largest opening day crowd In the 50-year history of Spring Grove's decennial horne- comlnes had a big time Thursday with weather conditions per- fect for the beginning ot the four-day celebration. dominated by "homecomers from all arts of the United States, were About 4.000 persons, O'Konski Sees Possibility of Gas Rationing to brother, spent an hour In after they had a tavern at the Arches with three other Lewiston youths. was also there. said that us they went up the hill toward Lewiston. one of them lost n. cap. His brother had taken him to the top of the hill, had left him there and then had driven down the hill again to retrieve the cap. Authorities conjectured that It Is possible that Just as young Brackett turned around on the highway to return up the hill. Laak came up the highway, and hit the motorcycle- near the conclusion of the ISO-degree turn. The accident occurred Just after a curve. Broken (Class on the highway Indicated where thr collision oc- curred, Rnd Landers said thut Ernokrtt was found In the middle of the road 37 feet from that point. The motorcycle, damaged only slisnUy on the right rear, was be- side him. IliU Guard Rail Lack's cnr apparently swerved to Washington Keprenen- latlvo Al'vln O'Konakl (R.-Wlii.) said last government of- ficials are "considering ration- ing of cusollne In the United Slates within the next 30 days." (Interior SecreUry W. A. Krutc told thin week that thrre Is an nil shortage but that rationing In not In pros- pect.) O'Konxkl In a radio in- terview that U. S. of oil to Kiiisla are "very dlsturblnr." Ho described the oil shipment policy "mlcldal." If war broke out, the Wiscon- sin lerlslator Mild, the TJnlted S la ten would not have enoufti oil to meet the emerjtency. Rus- sia has the world's jreatcit oil O'Konskl while country fourth. U. S. Guaranteed Free Hand in Aid to Greece Greece formal- ly guaranteed the United States free hand today in supervising the American aid program and agreed to "full publicity" on the use of the money, The guarantees are contained Ir an agreement announced here anc In Athens after It was signed by Ambassador Lincoln MacVcagh for the United States and Foreign Minister Constantino Tsaldarls lor Greece. The agreement legally commits the Greek government to carry out a broad program of economic, fin- ancial, Industrial and governmental reforms. The details were disclos- ed Wednesday with the publication of a note from Athens outlining what the Greeks propose to do for thr right motorcycle of Brackett and after the collision the then had veered to the left, strlk- ere Thursday and nearly saw he Sons of Norway play, "Rasputins in the natural nmphi- heater in Recreation park last Ight. The entire play was given in Norwegian and the crowd thor- ughly enjoyed It. Climaxing event of the day was he pavement dance and dancers scd most of one block dancing to tie music of Al Norman's orchestra f Spring Grove. Prior to the pave- ment dance, members of the play ast, in native costumes of old Nor- way, gave folk and square dances in he street to set the pitch Tor the vcning's events. Members of the general commlt- ee are well satisfied with the prog- ess of the celebration and all said he Sons of Norway play was "very ecorated streets and the green foliage in the park. Jrove, say "old was never more beautiful than now. A massed band concert of nearly was held, in Kecrca- k'TDrior to the Norwegian play, "in the play cast were Carl CJos, Mrs. Toller Ellestad, Mrs. B. A. jane, Leonard Tollefsrud and Mr. Land. The Lelkering presented the oik dances and there were Norwe- gian songs between the acts. Big event today is the pageant, The Saga of Spring Grove" to be iresented in the park tonight by n jast of more than 300 under the direction of the Rev. O. M. Mlkkel- on. In the audience will be the author, Gyda Mae Campbell, Okla- homa City, a former resident of Spring .Grove. The pageant will their own country. Today's agreement marks nc reference to one of the principa United States film in pouring the into Greek economic and military rehabilitation to block communism in Greece. American officials contend this aim will bi- achieved best by bringing about the recovery of Greece In the manner now formally agreed upon Thu agreement, effective imme- diately, will continue in force untl ended by future agreements of the two governments. Following congressional dictate, i provides that "any or all assistance will be withdrawn If cither the United Nations security council o general assembly "finds that action ins ft guard rail on the left side of the highway. Landers .inlrl that Bracket's motorcycle hart a rear llwht. anc ot.hrr.i who were with him. Includ- ing Edward and Elmer Fabian William Kamen. .iuld tho light WHS working when Brackett loft the Arches. There no skid marks on the highway. Laak told That when the motorcycle came his headlights It appeared to tx standing ..till. hls Dcw decide whethc Brackett's survivors Include mother, Mrs. his Lorrnlnc Cruckett. and two sisters. Betty and Shirley. rt from thr .spot whrrr Mnrchnll'njNorseman, disappeared March oca: was found with thr on a flight to Goose Bay from Cap lenitlon still on. Murchall'N (log re- turned to thr bout holier- whi'rt! lie kppt thr bout Monday night. Jap Puppet Executed in Chekiang Province Shu-yue, pup- ptt governor of Chcklang province nns a Japanese rulu, was cxccut- Thursdny for on ii stfici! bpciiusc In' was too frlght- r-.i-O cither to rUnncl or to knuul wruln the executioner fired at his Harrison. 150 miles northeast o hore. Abotird It were Lieutenant Kclwarcl Tugue of Bossier, an Wllllarn Hucmkcr of Lowell, Ind and Sergeant Patrick Hayes o Green Bay, WIs. A search by R.C.A.F. and Amer lean planes and dogtcams over th barren, snow-covered tundra wa carried on for weeks before it wa abandoned, nowcd this The week. search was re A helicopter was to be sent ou trom Gooso Bay today to learn th of airmen. Truman Faces Decision on Rent Control Senate Approves Limits to Feb. 29, Increase Proviso ood." More Homecomers More homecomers are in evidence his year than during any previous elebratlon and more were arrlv- ng today. This was "Old Settlers ay" and indications at noon were hat today's crowd will exceed that f Thursday. Weather conditions gain Were ideal today with a bright un shining brilliantly down on the President Tru- thc labor bill off his chest, a new puzzler let rent controls run out this month or sign an extension bill roundly denounced by his housing aides. The Senate completed conces- sional action late yesterday on. the measure extending rent control through next February 20. with a proviso that ceilings can be lifted as much as 15 per cent if landlords and tenants agree on a lease run- ning past December 31, 1948. The bill also knocks out all con- struction curbs except in the case of recreational type buildings, such as theaters and bowling alleys. Might Wreck Housing: Program It' was this provision which prompted Housing Exp'ecliter Frank R. Creedon to declare last weekend ,hat enactment of the measure might wreck the housing program. Creedon said material shortages are still too critical in many sec- tions to permit unrestricted r.ori- residential building "without disas- trous consequences to homebuild- heavy Spring the brief debate Senate passage of ing." However, in which preceded the measure by a voice vote, Sena- tor Sparkman (D.-Ala.) called the bill "better than 110 law at all." He said if it were not accepted, rent controls simply would end June 30. Time Fuse Scnator'Taylor a last ditch opponent of the measure, told his colleagues, bomb with a the tenants." ;ou're setting a u'se on it under Taylor argued that every tenant who wanted to retain his accommo- dations would have to agree to a 15 per cent rent boost soon or "maybe 100 to 200 per cent alter the con- trols go off." 'weakened levees, spread out He remarked that the proposed j thousands of acres of land Four of Five Members of Eyota Family in Hospital After Fire Eyota, Minn. The Earl Ashers fled their burning farm home near here early last night and four of the family ol five are in St. Mary's hospital today for treatment of bums, cuts and injuries to lungs from smoke and gas. Most ously injured is Mr. Asher, whose hands were badly cut in breaking windows to release the family from the burning home. Physicians were taking X-rays today, too, to deter- BeiSTreated tor tf serious cuts, burns and smoke effects are Mrs. Asher; Roger, about four and Billy about six. A third child, Audrey, about ten, did not require hoapitaUzatlon. From bits or information received from the injured persons, neighbors deduced today that o'clock last night when the entire family had retired to thetar beds on the second floor a fire broke out In the kitchen below, possibly from an exploding kerosene stove. Unable to reach doors leading outside, Mr. Asher broke windows and took Wa family to safety He was unable, too, to reach the telephone, so he placed his njured famUy into a car and drove to Eyota. The home, owned by Henry Salter, Eyota, is only one and a half miles was dispatched and it saved the house from destruction, although the kitchen was badly damaged and there was'considerable smoke and water damage In other portions of the home. Mr. Asher is a driver for the Rochester Dairy Cooperative.____________ 331-83 Vote Sends Act To Senate Truman to Give Radio Talk TonigKt on Legislation Washington Democratic and Republican leaders were reported to- day to be near agreement for .1 Senate vote on President Truman's labor bill veto at 4 p. m.. E.S.T. (3 p. m. C.S.T.) tomorrow. U.S. Must Sustain Bold Foreign Policy, General Bradley Asserts Milwaukee General Omar Bradley said today that "II we once again risk disaster by turning our backs on the world, we shall not be given another chance." v ._______i _n ,-.4 n I Avts4 ofn Hundreds Leave Homes As Floods Move Southward Hannibal, Mo. The mighty Mississippi river, fed by rampaging streams in Iowa and Missouri, ap- peared .headed lor record crests today as" Hood waters threatened communities and farmlands in the Hannibal-Quincy (III.) area. As hundreds remained homeless in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois from recent floods, other hundreds pre- pared to evacuate as the Mississippi continued to rise steadily and flood; waters, pounding water-soaked and Bradley asserted, "can lose through the lears of Its people, through their failure to trust in its strength, through, timid- ity in meeting problems at home and confusion in solving problems the American people rnlnrr QUr UaUJS-O VU1 HIC WUAJ.M,