Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
EATHER N EWS PICTURES Best In Local and WJrcphotos Daily Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47, NO. 107 W1NONA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 23, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Senate Overrides Labor Veto 14 Believed Victims of Ship Blast SS Markey Blows U Markey Blows Up at Los Angeles; least and probably 14, men were dead today following 11 ship- Angeles harbor's costliest only fate find foresight apparently kept from tx-eoming another "Texas City." The 11.083-ton tanker Markay up with gallons ot fur! in a triple explosion thitt rfizcd wvrral docks jiuthorl- Mild missed Igniting huge pr-.rc.lcum storage tanks only be- c.v-isr of favorable winds. Two bodies were recovered from harbor shortly nflcf the blast yrrtrrdiiy and searchers planned to txxird the shell of the tanker today in remove others which were spot- ted by coast guard observers last night "after the vessel stopped burn- its height visible some 12 miles lit six hours to bring under control. Emergency I'lan U.ieil The harbor, since the Texas City hnd been alerted for Just such a blast. Within moments fire equipment rolled from as far dls- tar.t as downtown Los Angeles, 23 rr.ae.'. nway, under an emergency disaster plan, and flrcboats raced o-j; from Long Beach. As investigators begun their probe today. 12 men were listed ns mlui- :ni. with some 30 injured, 12 f.nrntly to be hor.pitnllzcd. Cnuse of the explosion was unde- termined, but crew members charged the operating company. Keystone Shipping Company, of Philadelphia, negligence. A company agent, however, declared that "nil ordi- nary precautions nncl many more" Observed. William Anderson, division sup- erintendent for Keystone, said In- vestigation would be made at once but declined comment until "we ac- count for everybody." 15 Aboard At least 15 crew members were be'.ievcd aboard the MivTkay, which had been loading high-octane gaso- line, when the first blast split the vessel a. m, (PST) yesterday, flames leaping 200 feet in light summer clothing and y'randed them on the bleak moan- er more, engulfed the ship, nnd 1'jiped across oil flows to the Arr.erican President lines dock. The second blast occurred less thar. SO minutes after the Initial r.x- plosion. The iC'ontlnufd on Tajrr S. Column 7) Weather FEDEKAL FORECASTS For and vicinity: Cloudy tor.lsht. clearing and cooler laie'tor.ssht. Tuesday generally fair. LOT tor.isht high Tuesday 76. Mir.ne.iota Partly cloudy south mostly cloudy with occasional north portion tonight and Tufsc'.ny. Cooler tonlKht. Wisconsin Partly cloudy south mostly cloudy north portion nnd Tuesday, with scatter- ed showers north and extreme cast tonight and extreme north Tuesday. Somewhat cooler. A Howling Blizzard turned June into January in Yellowstone Na- tional park over the weekend, causing three deaths and trapping summer vacationists on tour. This Pennsylvania car is stalled on the mountain highway near where the three died. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) 18 Victims of Floods, Tornados And Blizzards By The Associated Pi-ess Tornadoes, flash floods and howl- ing blizzards claimed at least 18 lives, left hundreds homeless and trapped 70 vacationists in a swirling snow storm yesterday as a reception to summer. Hardest.hit was Nebraska where at least 15 were known to have perished as a 12-foot wall of. water from nn overflowing creek surged through the town of Cambridge at dawn, taking the 1.100 inhabitants by such surprise that they were un- their Punjab Votes To Divide Lahore. Pun- jab legislature, meeting behind protective barbed wire barricades heavily manned by police, voted today'to divide the fertile prov- ince and list people be- tween Hindustan and Moslem J'nklHtaii. The vote followed a weekend of hitter communal rioting In which 28 wcre slain, nnd strict security Invoked hy police in an ef- fort to prevent any new demon- strations. The city was relatively quiet this morning-, however, ami up to the time the vote wan taken .shortly before noon no trouble had been reported. Calcutta, where legislators voted Saturday to divide Bengal province between Hindustan and PakUtan. also wax the scene of new communal disturbances in which four persons were killed yesterday. World-Circling Editors Visiting in Manila Manila Pan-American Air- ways' Inaugural round-the-world Clipper paused here today while its passengers, American publishers and editors, plunged into. n, packed schedule ot Interviews, banquets and sightseeing. The plane landed at Nichols Field shortly after midnight on Us flight from Slam, and is due to take off at 7 a, m. Tuesday (6 p. m. Monday, C.D.T.) for Shanghai. LOCAL W.ATIIKIl Of.'irliil observations for the 24 hours rndlni; ut 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 80; minimum, C5: preripltiitlon. none, O.'.'ic'l.ii observations for the 24 lu.-.irs ending at 1U m. today: j MAXimum. 81: minimum, C8; i 71: precipitation. .12: sun st'ts nl sun rises tomorrow KLSEWIIERE Max. Mln. Pet. Contract Let for Dam Machinery at Hastings St. W. K. Wil- son, Jr., district army engineer here, sttttl Saturday the Commonwealth Electric Company of St. Paul has been awarded a contract to Install llRhtlnK and power control machinery at lock and dam two at Hastings. aware of the disaster until homes were sent sprawling from their foundations. At least three persons died in the cold of the blizzard which left snow drifts as much- as 15 feet deep at Bcartooth pass between Yellow- stone National park, Wyo., and Red Lodge, Mont. Nine persons wcre known to have drowned at Cambridge and four others were missing. Nine persons were injured by tor- nnclocs which struck Othenbui'fr, Neb. Loomis end Borne by winds up to 75 miles an hour, the Montana-Wyoming bliz- zard caujrht vacation tourists Russia Will Division of Lions District Into Three Parts Discussed Join Talks on Marshall Plan Paris Designated for Meeting of Foreign Ministers London (.f) Russia announced today she would join Britain and France in a conference on Amer- ican aid to Europe, and France called the three European ministers to meet in Paris Friday. The French foreign ministry said it would be happy to welcome Rus- sia's V. M. Molotov and Ernest Bevln to Join George's Bidault of France in the discus- sions. The French expressed "lively satisfaction" at the Soviet sug- gestion that the meeting; begin Friday. The announcement was contained In a dispatch of Tass, official Sov- iet news agency, broadcast over the Moscow radio and received here. Tass said the Russian government replied yesterday to British and French notes submitted last Thurs- day. "The Soviet thei agency quoted this reply as saying. "accepts the proposal of the French and British governments and agrees to take part in a conference of the three ministers of foreign affairs. In the opinion of the Soviet govern- ment, such a conference could take place In Paris on June 27." Came on Deadline Day This disclosure came on the day that hnd been set as a deadline for the Soviet response by British For- eign Secretary Ernest Bevln and French Foreign Minister Bidault, who talked over Georges the aid (Continued on PiVRc 9, FtOODS Column 2) Navy Fund Hiked by Senate ap- propriations committee today add- :d today to the navy appropriation voted by the an increase which Senator Salton- stall declared will give the nation "a powerful, well-balanc- ed lighting fleet." The measure approved by the committee will give the navy: A personnel strength of enlisted men and officers; an arctic fleist of 203 combat ships, and aircraft, exclusive of those used for reserve training. Truman Appoints Advisory Board on Spending Abroad Sterling K. Green Y'.rh I'iiUl Mil U- fit'LLKTlN Hood Since 24-Hr iiRC Todiiy ChnnRO Ci-y S T.W. 13 P 14 i.- 10.1 12 B.8 7.2 5.5 C.C 7.A 7.9 7.0 fi.4 C..O .M- 12 7.C, Tributary streams man, going part way with Republi- can Senator Arthur Vimdcnberg, ........called for outside help today In (in 1.24 weighing America's foreign aid pol- .02 Icy with tills country'.-! ability to .I4j The Democratic chief executive 1U lenders ot business, la- bor, UKrlculture, education and re- search as a "nonpartlsan" commit- tee to advise him on how much help can "safely and wisely" be sent abroad. The Implication was plain: That the United States may nnd It neces- sary to stem the flow of dollars, food, rucl and materials to war-damaged ill (J-l nations. The "Impact economy Pool v.w. Xrr. T. T.W..... Cru: 1 2.1! i.: Th'-lltimli.. .1 Alrim 2.1 at DndKc, .1! .1 Nrillv.-lUr----- 3.7 -i- .'I t C'.uIf.-iVlllf 3.2 .1 j.t- :i'. W. Salem l.K Houston C.8 -I- .1 IUVKK FOKBCAST (f'riim to Clutterilirrjf) next hourtv fli.ll- will contltuie In tin.' Like I'epln and below fl.sewhrre no Important The main tributaries will upon our domestic of such aid is of "grave concern to every said Mr, Truman's announcement last "merits most careful night, and study." It was equally clear that the Pres- ident was making a final effort to prevent the bipartisan foreign pol- icy from piling up In the veto- strewn wreckage of his domestic leg- islative program. Mr. Truman took the words "safe- ly and wlsuly" from the cull Vandcn- berg sounded ten clays ago for a council of Democrats and Republi- cans to help set the limits within which this government can plan its economic help to foreign nations. led Hoover Hut wht'Uw VandcnbcrK, chair- man of the Senate foreign relations committee, and his Republican col- leagues will be satisfied remained to bo seen. The Michigan icaotor liimselT steered clear of mentioning specific Tru- candidates for the study group, but some of those close to Vandenberg let it bu known they wanted former President Herbert Hoover to have n place on the council. Mr. Truman did not Include him. Hoover declared earlier this month that the United States has been "oVer-exportIng" and cannot con- tinue to shoulder immense overseas burdens without weakening the economy at home. More recently Congress has heard criticisms of oil shipments to.Russia In the face of predicted shortages in some areas here and of foreign meat purchases as a factor in rising prices. Whether all advisory committee would accept their assignment was not immedi- ately known. On the list arc such figures in finance as W. Randolph Burgess, vice-chairman of the National City bank. New York, and Chester G. Davis, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve bank; in industry as Hiland G. Batchcller, president ot Allcghcny-Lucllum Steel Corpor- ation, nnd Paul G. Hoffman, presi- dent of the Studcbaker Corporation; In labor as C.I.O. Secretary James B. Carey and A.F.L. Secretary plan in Paris last Tuesday and Wed- nesday, It apparently cleared the way for further talks among 'Bevin, Bidault and- Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. VIolotov on a proposal made by U. S. Secretary of State George C. Mar- shall in a Harvard university speech June 5. Marshall called for agreement among European nations upon the requirements of a "program design- ed to place Europe on its feet eco- nomically." He said the XT. S. should give "friendly aid" In drawing up Jie program and "later support of such a program as far as may be practical." Last night President Truman announced three commit- tees to advise him on Just what his country might "safely and wisely plan" to do. Rehabilitation Greatest Task The Soviet note, as quoted by Tass, agreed that the prime task now before European countries was "the speediest possible rehabilitation and further development of their national economies disrupted by the war." It said this task could be fa- cilitated with "assistance conform- ing to the above aims" from the U. S., "whose production potential- ities, far from declining, increased during the It expressed in- terest in information on "the na- ture and terms" of such assistance. The reply assured Russian parti- cipation in at least initial three- power discussions of the Marshall plan and confirmed week-long spec- ulation that Russia would not cut herself nor her eastern European friends off from possible American aid some economists say may be required without first looking more closely to see what strings were attached. Diplomatic observers hesitated to forecast how far Russia would go toward implementing nn ecgnomi- cally integrated Europe revived by U, S. dollars while other American dollars went to Greece 'and Turkey to check the spread of communism. Moderate Quake Rocks San Francisco Area Sim Francisco (IP) A moderate "Porky" Nichols, Left, President of the Bemidji Lions club Harry club are and prominent district worker, center, and Marvin Larson, perpetual secretary of the BemidjJ club, are prepared the Winona convention. Posed in front of the famous Fireplace of States in the Bemidji information building, they examine Paul Bunyan's mousetrap as a likely accessory but ponder on the question "What will we use for Mishaps Fatal to 13 in Minnesota isconsin By The Associated Press The official advent of summer brought a surge of lake and high- way accidents in Minnesota, seven persons losing their lives over the weekend. Three persons drowned, one of the victims losing his life when an automobile catapulted into a slough and pinned him beneath the ma- chine. 54, and his wife, Tho dead: Kilmer Olson, Greta, 49, of Chicago, who drown- ed near Ely Friday when their rowboat capsized in the rapids be- tween white Iron and Farm Lakes. Their fate was not learned until Saturday when Mrs. Olson's body was recovered. Ralph Irving Larson, 20, Minne- apolis, who drowned Saturday night as the car in which he was riding near Splcer, hurtled from the highway into a slough and pinned him beneah it. His three companions were rescued. Mrs. Albert Wold, 26, and Alfred Hall, 26, Minneapolis, formerly of Detroit Lakes, Minn., who were killed in a. three-car crash on Way- zata boulevard near Minneapolis early Sunday. Six others were in- jured, four critically. James y. Rankin, 38, Albert Lea, (Continued on Paffe 3, Column 6) ACCIDENTS Three Georgia Brothers Captured After Slaying Atlanta Three Negroes- sought for six days over a wide area of Georgia in a multi-county manhunt after the killing of a United States revenue taken in custody early today, the F.B.I, announced. Edwin Foltz, special agent in charge of the Atlanta office, said the Negroes were captured In Banks countv Ga., culminating one of tl.Vllb-.1vl' J---- -fc L.UUI1UJ, earthquake of the undulatory type, Georgia's biggest manhunts m rocked San Francisco and the sur- which state, county and federal rounding area for about four min- utes starting at p. m., P.S.T. p m. Central daylight time) yesterday but damage Was confined to a few broken windows and dishes jolted from shelves. officers joined forces. Foltz said the Negro brothers- listed by the F.B.I, as TJrls and Demorest Gather were charged with operating an un- licensed still. 400 Register for Convention Here Division of districts 5 M N and 5 Ml S -which comprise alt of Min- nesota and part of southern Canada, into three districts to relieve the district governor of southern Min- nesota district was -jnder considera- tion by a special committee at the annual Lion's district SM! conven- tion which opened its first business session this morning at the Hotel Winona. About 400 delegates, many accom- panied by their wives, had registered for the convention up to noon. Be- tween 700 and 800 delegates and visitors are expected. The proposition, suggested by J. Russell Carroll, Hopkins, Minn., governor of the southern Minnesota district, will be discussed this after- noon by the following international The famed Minneapolis club quartet will sing- over KWNO at p. m. today. The program will also include a talk by Clifford D. Pierce, Memphis, president of Lions International. counsellors: Robbinsdale William Clayton S. A. Gibson, Gaym, List 19 members of the Chef Hangs Self After Attempt to Kill Mary Roberts Rinehart Bar Harbor, 65- year-old Filipino chef employed by Mary Roberts Rinehart lor 25 years hanged himself in a police cell yes- terday while awaiting court action on a charge of assault with intent to murder the .novelist at her sum- mer home here Saturday. Medical Examiner E. J. Morrison pronounced the death of. the serv- ant. Bias Reyes, a suicide and said that temporary insanity was a con- tributing cause. Police Chief George E. Abbott said Reyes told him thnt he had been George Mcany, and in education nsi under doctors' care provided by Mrs Robert Gordon Sproul', president or i Rinehart all winter, and added that the University of California, and the chef "was without doubt tem- Mclvlllc F. Coolbaugh. former head porarily Insane" when he thrcat- of the Colorado School of Mines. cncd the novelist with a revolver Others include Robert M. La Fol- a kitchen knife. lettc. Jr., former Progressive party The 70-year-old Mrs. Rinehart senator from Wisconsin, and Owen was attacked suddenly by Reyes, D Young, honorary board chairman who, according to police, had bean of the General Electric drinking. In a scene whicH have come from one of her own mystery thrillers. Abbott said that Reyes attempted to shoot Mrs. Rinehart with an old- fashioned revolver but that the five cartridges misfired because of their age. Then, according to the police chief, the chef lunged at the novelist with a kitchen knife, but was stopped and disarmed in a struggle by two other servants while another household employe ran from the estate and notified police. Mrs. Rinchart described Reyes as "a faithful servant" and said that she knew of no reason for his attack. The author of many crime stories, "despite her weakened heart condi- tion, has withstood the excitement remarkably according to her physician, Dr. Charles C. Morrison. Reyes' body was found hanging by a piece of clothing Irom his cell door at breakfast time yesterday. Morris, C. C. Baker, Grand Rapids, Arthur O. Lee, Northfield, Dr. C. O. Berglund, Robbinsdale and Carl S. Slo'cum, Winnipeg. After consideration of the move, the committee will report bade to the general session for action by the en- tire group of delegates. Work Too Heavy Mr. Carroll said the work of the southern district governor has be- come too heavy, with 48 chapters, throughout the district, and thatl the best solution of the problem would be'to rcdistrlct the area. At present the dividing point for southern and northern districts is located at St. Cloud. The northern district includes part of southern Canada. The following resolution sub- mitted by Carl Dingmann, Albert Lea, was adopted at the convention this morning: "Be it resolved that the Lions clubs of Minnesota: assembled in an- nual state convention at Winona on June 23, do endorse and place In nomination for the position ot di- rector of the International Associa- tion of Lions clubs, the name of International Counsellor William G. Gibson, Robbinsdale, post district governor, district S. M. S. 1944-1961. and that copies of this resolution be forwarded to Melvin Jones, sec- retary general, and to the chairman of the nominations committee of Lions International at the 1947 Lions International convention in San Tells of Skating Contest Ross Shelly, Mankato, told mem- bers this morning the success the Mankato Lion's club had had dur- ing the last winter in sponsoring a skating contest. "It was patterned after the Silver Skates tournament in the Twin Cities." Sheley said, "and we had (Continued on Pace 14, Column 2) LIONS Marshall Urges Speed on Western Armaments Plan Washington Secretary of State George Marshall said today Latin America and Canada will seek aid "elsewhere" if this country fails to help them get weapons and mlltary know-how for their armed forces. Heading a delegation of top-flight government officials, the former army chief of staff asked the House foreign affairs committee to speed action on legislation permitting this country to take the lead in trying to standardize western hemisphere armaments. Marshall was the first of a group or witnesses that includes Secretary of War Robert Patterson. Secretary of the Navy James Forrestnl, Gen- eral Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. President Truman requested the legislation in a special message to Congress last month. The House committee approved a similar bill- last year, but the meas- ure never reached the floor of cither chamber. It .1s given little chance- of passage this year either. The legislation would permit the President to turn over United Suites guns, planes, ships and other mlltary equipment to the Latin American nations and Canada and to tram their soldiers and sailors. Bill Becomes Law by Vote Of 68-25 Last-Minute Appeal by President Fails to Alter Majority WnshitiKlon The Senate overrode President Truman's veto today and voted the Tall-Hartley labor bill into law. The vote was 68 to 25. The action was taken despite an llth hour appeal from Mr. Truman to Senate Democrats to uphold his June 20 veto and kill the measure as "dangerous legislation." Mr. Truman wrote Senator Albcn W. Barklcy jus; before the Senate vote that he is con- vinced the bill will "do serious harm" to the country. The new law provides 'or prov- crmncnt injunctions to halt na- tional emergency strikes for at least Vote on Overriding vote hy which tile Spn-itc today over- rode President Truman's veto of the Tart-Hartley labor bill Included: Minnesota: For Joseph Ball. Edward J. Thye. Wisconsin: For: Joseph Mc- Carthy, Alexander Wiley. Texas City Buries 63 Unidentified Dead Texas City, Texas Texas City today returned to its tremend- ous Job ol reconstruction after pausing briefly, 07 days after the April explosion-fire disaster, to bury its unidentified dead, Sixty-three caskets, each con- taining a charred or broken body, were lowered into six trench-like graves yesterday at a small mem- orial cemetery on the city's out- skirts opposite the wrecked water- front Benjamin (Bujrslc) Sicpcl 41-year-old gambler and one-time public enemy, was shot to death in a friend's home in Beverly Hills, Calif., as he sat rending a newspaper. Police Chic! C. H. Anderson theorized today that an under- world "double cross" may have been responsible for the gang- ster-style killing. The chief said he had learned that SICRel suffered large losses recently his FlomiiiKO Ramb- ling club in Los Vegas. Nov., and "In order to make good Slegcl. we believe, took a leading part in local underworld transactions and someone among his hench- men accused him of a double cross."