Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
ix; w EATHER Gfnrrall.r tonliht Friday. N EWS Best In Local and Daily Full Leaied Wire Report of The Associated Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 1 10 WINONA. MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING. JUNE 26. 1947 FIVE CErVrrS PER COPY; WENTY Wabasha, Kellogg Boys Drown in River Agreement on Youngdahl Drive World Capital On Gambling Hits Site Signed Inviolable Status Given Six-Block Area in New York I.-tkr Secretary of Slii'.'- George C. Marshall signed an ncrocment with the United Nations today cr.intinK inviolable status Cor the permanent world cap- sue along the East river in mld- toxn New York. The agreement specifically let the u-fiv open for future U.N.-U.S. nego- tiation- for establishment and opcr- n-.'.or. o: a United Nations aerodrome nnd postal system. The latter oper- ations would be subject to n supple- mental agreement If and when the U.N. .should decide to undertake them. Will Il.-ivn Own roller r.N. legal experts said the ques- tion of national sovereignty had been deliberately avoided in ncgo- t latin; the agreement, but pointed out that the U.N. would have its own headquarters police force and ca'.l on outside American au- thorities only in extreme circum- stances for specific tasks In the -headquarters district." They said the area would have th? same Inviolable status as a for- embassy in Washington. Marshall came here by plane from Washington to take part in the sign- rercmony in the ornate economic r.r.c! social council chamber In the midst of anniversary celebration of the signing of the world charter in San Francisco two years ago. The agreement provides, however, :ha: the T7.N. shall prevent the headquarters district from becoming a refuge for persons seeking to avoid extradition or sen-ice of legal process. The agreement covers additional properties which the U.N. may occu- py beyond the one-block-deep area bstwren 42nd and 48th streets which wa-i acquired with a cash gift of s.s.500.000 from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Demolition of existing buildings to rr.iike way for construction of the world capital Is scheduled to begin early la July and the first new struc- ture is expected to bo ready for oc- cupancy !n the spring of 1940. Rus8 Youths Diverted to Labor Training Winona County Curlcy Ordered to Serve Sentence Fort and Nissen Warn Raffles and Lotteries Illegal There'll be no more church raffles, ticket lotteries or any other form of gambling in Winona county start- Ing immediately, Sheriff George Fort and County Attorney W. Ken- neth Nissen said today after hear- ing Governor Luther W. Youncdahl Wednesday insist on calling a halt to all gambling in Minnesota. The sheriff, with whom County Attorney Nissen is in agreement, said he would start the anti-gam- bling program in Winona county by asking several St. Charles groups now conducting n ticket lottery to refund the money. Sheriff Fort declared that "the M. Curley Washington Judge James M. Procter refused today to suspend Boston Mayor James M. Curley's mall fraud sentence and ordered that Curlcy begin serving the six to 18 months In prison immediately Denying the appeal, Justice James M. Procter said "I regard the case ended as far as the court Is con- cerned." The Judge denied a plea of de- fense attorneys that the 72-year-old mayor be given a few days to clear up pressing municipal matters. Curley came here by twin Tues- day night from a Cohassct, Mass, hospital where he was treated lor diabetes, a long-time ailment, and high blood pressure. laws will be enforced in Winona Icounty Just like the governor asked; i there '11 be no exceptions to the law." iln the ban he Included baseball and football cards, which have been popular here during the World se- ries and football seasons. "The Sheriff Fort said, "declared that if the people don't like tho laws on the books they should get the legislature to change them, but as long as they are on the books he wants the sheriff and the county attorney to enforce them. He instructed us to do so." Taverns Warned Shifting from gambling for a mo- ment, the sheriff turned to teen- agers in taverns. He said that there again he would "follow the gov- ernor's instructions and recommend the revocation of licenses of those taverns In violation." He added thai C.I.O. Calls for Action to Prevent Economic Slump Marvin L. Arrowsmlth A decree published today directed that huge groups of Russian youths, previously subject; to a asilUary call up, be diverted to; -Washington The C.I.O industrial training and service congress today lor Immedl- t.V U.S.S.R. uctlon to prevent "collapse of The decree, dated June ID. wasjour cconomy." from the presidium of the supreme: Declared that thus far "there -.-irt and appeared in the Journal not bccrl a singie step" to check the supreme Soviet. rising living costs. Instead, the C.I.O. contended Congress has "worked in the op- FEDEHAI FOUKCASTS Winona and vicinity Generally mcdlfttc creation of a and Friday but uutn vcsUKation board with !ocal or thundcrshowers late tonight morning. Not much rhanx? Jn temperature, Low to- r-sh-. M: hUh Friday 85. Minnr.'.ota1: Partly Uoudy south ar.tl rnoMly rloudy tonight ami Friday north portion, with scitttorc-cl urged im- federal In- the Job of shedding light "upon the unwar- ranted levels of many prices." It said that "by the use of public pressure and exposure ot profiteer- Ing, we may be able to force lower extreme east por- and Hunt r.howcr.t near Uir Canadian bordrr Friday. Cooler portion Friday. Wiwonsin: Considerable cloudi- ness tonight and Friday with scat- rrrrd t.hundrrshowers tonight and ;r. r-as: nr.d extreme south portion T-'ridiiV. Coo'.rr northwest portion And. the C.I.O. added, If "In- creased foreign demands (for food, clothing ami machinery) and crop failure continue this will require that we re-establish price control and a rationing program." The C.I.O, blast was laid down by Emll RlDvc, a C.I.O. vice-presi- dent in a statement delivered to tho Joint congressional committee on President Truman's economic 'V rtmlmum studying suggestions on how to none: the nation's economy. shl 7" su" rlscs Killed in Moorhead KLSKWHRKE Max. Min. Pet. 7.', K-l 7li fil Paul 7G N.--.I o-ii-i-i'. so vii >vw York 83 CO Pr.vr-.ir. ...........103 72 85 C6 KIVEK r.tT.LKTIN Flood Stage M-Itr Automobile Accident ,02, Miiorhriifl. Minn. Halfdun .Ol.stronsted, 55 Moorhcacd, and Lester i K. KniKnes, 25, of rural Fclton, .05 were killed shortly after mid- T.i night today when their convertable car rolled over and crushed them I ore mile north of Moorhead on highway 75. Clay County Coroner O. D. Hlldc said Investigation showed brakes were applied to the machine about Today no feet before it nwervcd to the M -4. T. W. T. W. T. ,CP. T W. .'.a i 7. T. fi.7 P.fi 5.0 fi.2 7.n [i 5.ti Triliuliiry Streams at Durand.. 3.fi ,1 above Alum. L'.O Tr'-.T.jn-.-ilrail UotiKr. i -1 a: Neillsvilli-. :t.l r.'. Gali'svilk-.... 2.it l..i CrosM- at W. Salem l.H KL.O: n: Houston .1 KIVKK FOKKCAST (From Ilastlnjx In Guttenberjr) P'rorn A'.rr.a to below Prairie (In the y.vrr will fall with of .2 foot below all t.i.Iw.it'-r Above Lake Pepln In- llttlr rhiirigc. All will fall except those J.XAC Paul. -1 left nidi; of the road and Into a .1. ditch. .21 Damage to the car was .slight. Show Majorities ijfor Tax Bill, Report clr- i! riilulrcl on Capitol hill today lj Unit Informal polls show u iwo- 1> thirds majority of both House and Senate in favor of enacting DJ the rejuvenated tax slash hill. These reports were accompa- nied widely voiced speculation Unit only n Senate filibuster could stop the tux measure to make the cuts effec- tive next January 1 instead of this July the Republicans elioo.xc to call for another show- down. 1'rrsldent Truman vetoed the original bill lii.it week, contend- ing It was the wrong kind of tax cut at the wron? time. The House fell two voles short of tin: necessary two-thirds to nvcrrUlr. he had recently received severa: complaints that Juveniles anc minors were frequenting certain taverns. County Attorney Nissen. who also attended the governor's conference on law enforcement In St. Paul Wednesday, was in general agree- ment. Said he, "The governor was sincerely frank in his statements. He said that the laws should be applied to everyone and to all groups. His talk made it easier for us to know where we stand. He set the policy, and now we Intend to cooperate in every way. He said tho laws should bo enforced with- out regard to individuals or classes, with uniformity, and that Is the way tho laws will be enforced in Winona county." Sheriffs and county attorneys (Continued on Page 3. Column 3) YOTJNGDAHT, Attack Prompts Move to Lock Up Overell Jurors Mrs. TJvon Putnam Santa Ana, Calif. The state rearranged its case today in the Ovcrcll yacht murder trial. It was due to defense success In pressing a legal point rather than to an unexpected Jury development yesterday. A woman Juror complained to Newport Beach police that an uni- dentified man entered her apart- ment, struck her and threatened more harm if she voted to convict Louise Overell, 18, and her lover, George Gollum, 21, of murdering the girl's parents. The jury has not been locked up. Judge Kenneth E. Morrison took no official notice; of the alleged at- ick, insofar as any courtroom state- ment was concerned. He conferred ,n his chambers with the Juror, Mrs. Uvon Putnam, wife of a Newport Beach carpenter, both before and after yesterday's session of the trial. He declined comment on the inci- dent. Lawyers said they had agreed on the advisability of the Jury being locked up. under guard, for the re- mainder of the trial, which may last another nine weeks. Green Rejects Appeals for General Strike Will Fight Law in Court, at Polls, A.F.L. Leader Says Washington Presi- dent William Green today rejected pleas from member unions for a general strike In protest against the new Taft-Hartlcy labor union control law. Green called presidents of the A.F.L.'s 105 unions to a conference in Washington July 9. Green told reporters, after emergency meeting with resident members of the A.F-L.'s influential executive council that he thought it "unwise and Inadvisable" to bow to telegrams and letters from unions throughout the nation asking that a general strike be called. "Instead; we are going to fight the measure in the courts and seek to maintain our rights under the bill In negotiations with Green said. The A.F.L. will organize politically 'with the purpose of defeating every member of Congress who voted for this terrible he con- tinued. Idle Work stoppages in the nation's coal fields in protest against the new labor bill and a strike at ten East coast shipyards in a dispute over wages boosted to more than the number made1 Idle to- day. Curtailed operations in steel mills and railroads and other coal-using Industries resulted in layoffs of an unestlmated number of workers. More than repair and con- struction workers in ten East coast shipyards, nine of them owned by the Bethlehem Steel Company, went on strike today, halting work on more than 60 vessels. The walkout at the Bethlehem yards started at a. m. (C.D.T.) Thursday. The stoppages resulted from .8 deadlock on contract negotiations between the companies and the C.I.O. industrial union of marine and" shipbuilding workers. The un- ion had demanded a wage increase of 13 cents an hour, six paid holi- days a year and three week's vaca- tion after 20 years. The among A Pile Of Clothing, Dop On Bank (lower, and recovery workers hoisting the body of Kiclb, nine, bears mute testimony to summer tragedy at Detroit. Klelb got in over his depth with William Logan, 16, who managed to get out. Another boy, A very Bruce, 15, grabbed Johnny-but both drowned. Truman Yetoes Bill to Support Wool Prices Washington President .Truman today vetoed the wool price support bill because he said it would have "an adverse effect on our international relations." The measure would have continued government prices on wool at present levels and authorized tlje President to boost tarKfs or restrict Imports If foreign wool or wool prod- ucts pushed down, domestic prices. "The enactment of a law provid- ing for additional barriers to the importation of wool at the very mo- ment when this government Is tak- ing the leading part in a United Na- tions conference at Geneva" to re- duce trade barriers "would be a tragic Mr. Truman, said. He added Jn a message to Con- Molotov Arrives In Paris for Aid Conference Farla Russia's V. M. Molo- tov arrived today for the three- aower conferences on American aid ;0 Europe, while British and U. S. representatives reached "broad and general" conclusions over how Eu- ropean' recovery" can An authoritative source in London reported that result from British- American' talks which have been go- Lewis Hit ng on there for several days, with spreading work stoppage :rjndcr Secretary of State William coal miners held the at-jL and Ambassador Lewis co-author of the new labor law, termed John L. Lewis, TJ.M.W. pres- ident a "rebellious and mutinous citizen." x Hartley, asserting that "other leaders of organized labor are showing signs of that same rebel- lious proposed adding a nuw section to the labor act to deal with Lewis and the "chal- lenge" of other union leaders. With the government due to surrender control of the mines on June 30, Representative Landis (R.- second in command of the House labor committee, said he be- lieves the soft coal operators should "give in" to some of Lewis' con- tract demands, removing the threat of a strike. The miners are due to return to work July 8 after their ten-day vacation. In other labor developments the C.I.O.-Unitcd Auto Workers in De- Lrolt summoned its executive board to a meeting Tuesday to decide on i policy in the strike of Ford fore- men. In St. Louis, Mayor Aloys P, Kaufmann said he would urge the Missouri state legislature to re- convene and pass legislation toj restore the city's transportation, (Continued on Pace 2, Column 2) GREEN ington viewpoint. Prime Minister Clement Attlce reported to the Brit- ish cabinet on these talks. Clayton was expected to visit Paris gross: "It would be a blow to our leader- ship In world affairs. "It would be Interpreted around the world ..as a flrst step, on that same road to economic isolationism down which we and other countries traveled after the.First World war with such disastrous consequences. "I cannot approve such an.action." Tho veto was the third major one this congressional session. Ho previously had vcrocd a tax reduction bill and the T.xft-Hartlcy labor bill.. Mr. Truman declared thai. Ameri- can wool growers are entitled to price support anil called on Con- gress to act promptly on a new bill 'consistent with our International Voluntary Meat Rationing Asked To Stem Prices Flan- ders suggested today Unit President Truman urge- voluntary meat rationing to help check what tho lawmaker called a "really seri- ous" living cost spiral. Ths Vermont senator told a re- porter that flood damago to the Midwest com crop apparently has smashed hopes that food pricts might turn downward soon. Instead, he said, they almost certainly will go up. Flanders is a member of, the joint congressional committee on the eco- nomic report which is studying pro- posals on how to keep the American economy on an even keel. Flanders rejected as "impractical" a suraestlon that It might become necessary to restore wartime price controls plus voluntary rationing. This possible solution was offered to the committee yesterday by Ed- ward A. O'Neal, president of the American Farm Bureau federation. Flanders called price control "the bad way out." our economy as a whole." Minneapolis Man Heads Optometrists Atlantic H. Klcke- napp, Minneapolis, was named sec- retary Wednesday as tho American Optometric association ended its 50th annual convention here. Walker Men, Hurt in Boat Blast, Swim to Safety Sale of Pullman Company to 57 Railroads Voted Philadelphia. Sale ot the Pullman Company, operator of sleeping cars on railroads across the nation, to a buying group of 57 rail- roads was approved today by TJ. S. district court. The total sale price was announc- ed by the buying railroads as F.D.R. Monument at Warm Springs Planned Warm Springs, Ga. A mighty, mountain-top monu- ment to be known as the "Franklin D. Roosevelt peace tower" is planned within night of the "little White House" here when; the Inte. President died. The proposal wan announced yesterday as the state of Geor- gia accepted as a national shrine the unpretentious, six-room cot- tage which served Roosevelt an his "second home." The cottage, the "little White became a memorial along with acres of Held and forest sloping upward (o DowdcH's Knob, a flat shelf atop Tine mountain. Ivan Allen, chairman of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Sprlnjrs Memorial commission, said the proposed than the Washington monument be built on the knob where the President drove fre- quently to meditate, enjoy pic- nics and entertain friends and visitors. to remain a few days "for consulta-1 r nslbllmcs and of a British Informant said. Bevin will fly here tomorrow for the conference of himself, Molotov and France's Georges Bidault on the economic plan proposed by IT. S. Secretary of State George Marshall. British and French sources took It as an encouraging sign that the Soviet Union had agreed to talk about the Marshall idea, even though the Communist party news- paper in Moscow commented sourly on it yesterday, chilling some of the previous optimism. Almost uvury European nation now has evinced some Interest in the American secretary of state's plan except Spain and Portugal. U. of W. Budget Hiked Madison, Wis. The Wis- consin senate, heeding a recom- mendation of Acting Governor Oscar Rennebohm, today passed and sent to the assembly a bill adding 000 to the University oC Wisconsin 194.7.49 biennium budget. The vote was 25 to five. The senate also went along with Rcnnebohm's request to provide for the adjutant general's Walker, Minn. Painfully burned by lire which followed an ex- plosion aboard a 12-passcnger cabin cruiser they were testing on Leech lake, two Walker men saved their lives last night by jumping over- board and swimming 100 feet to shore. Victims were Harold Fisher, 29, part owner of the Walker Boat serv- ice, and Henry Musea, 25, his 'help- er. They were treated by a local physician and taken to their homes here. Fisher said the blast was ignited by a spark Hying into gasoline and oil which had dripped into the bilge. Barred by flames from the open rear end of the boat, the two re- moved cabin windows and leaped J-Vi U.UJMUI---- office to keep the 32nd division the water. The launch buin- the Wisconsin national guard. to the surface, Fisher said, estl- vote was unanimous, 25-0. Imating loss at about DRAMATIC END of the wild flight of an escaped 500-pound heifer in Milwaukee, Wls., comes after nn hour's chase aa Motorcycle Sgt. John Sneller flros two shots at tho animal. The heifer had fled whilo being unloaded nt a slaughter house and its legs were broken in a collision with on auto necessitating- tho gunplay. 63 Des Moines Blocks Flooded Des Moines river tore a gaping hole In a mile- long Jcvcc protecting a 25-block res- idential section today and flood waters swirled through it without hindrance. The break came little more than an hour before a twin flood-crest from two surging rivers came to- gether at the streams' confluence near tho heart of the city. The weather bureau said a rec- ord flood crest of 20.92 was reach- ed at the Scott street Junction nt a. m. (C.D.T.1. and would downstream Bodies of 2 Recovered at West Newton Girls Wading: on Sand Bar, Youths Caught in Whirlpool Wabasha, Minn. (Special The bodies of Anthony F. Passe. Jr., 17, Wabasha, and Paul Drys- dale, 17, Kellogg farm youth, were recovered early this morn- Ing from the center of the West Newton channel of the Missis- sippi river, where they drowned Wednesday A search conducted most of the night Wednesday was resumed early this morning, and the body of Passe was recovered at G a. m. Drysdalc's body was found at a. m. The bodies were recovered be- tween 50 and 75 feet downriver from the point where they went under. Visit at Collate According to information Riven Wabasha county authorities tho youtlis and two girls, Susan Ostroro. Wabasha, and Orcno Garrison. Lime Springs, Iowa, who wcro vis- iting at the cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Anderson, were swimming. The center of the channel has filled with sand and the water there 1.1 only a few feet deep. Between the center of the channel nnd the shors the water is also shallow, but be- yond the center, there is a. sharp drop to a depth of about eight feet. The two youths and the girls were wading along the sandbar In. the channel In front of the Ander- son cottage and It Is believed Drys- dale and Passe stepped off Into tho deep water and were caught In whirlpool. Both youths could swim. The girls shouted for help and tho Andersons rowed a boat to tho sandbar but were to locate tho youths. Authorities at Waba- sha and Kellogg were notiflcd. Tile 'fire deportments from Kal- logg and Wabasha and authorities and many Individuals from both, communities aided In the to recover -the, bodies. Among thoso who located bodies "were Willis Kruger, sha county gome warden; Charleji Gilbert. Wabasha chief of Carl Monson, Wabasha: County Coroner E. B. Wise; "Walter: Vila, Winona, and William Scbiaolc- cr and J'Yank Schouwullor, KcllORiT- ChanncI Feel WIdo Tho West Newton channel this point Is about 1.000 feet -wldo. Mr. rchiger said, and tho snr.dbar la ap- proximately 500 feet ont from West Newton shore. Both youths had been graduated from Wabasha high schools this spring. Posse from St. Felix HlRh school and Drysdale from the public high school. Passe would have been 18 years old July 24 and Drysdalo 18 August 28. Drysdale was born at Dover In 1929 and moved with his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Drysdale. to farm near Kellogg eight years ago. Survivors Include his parents: ft sister, Helen, and n. brother, Petnr. Funeral services will be held Satur- day at the Drysdale home at Kel- logg and at the Grace Episcopal church at Wabasha at 2 p. m. Tho oseph Barnetf. will officiate, will be in the Riverside craie- dyvillc, Ottumwa and Kcosauqua. The reading broke the form- er all-time high of 38.7 established 13 days ago at Scott street. The weather bureau said it became ap- parent that the crest was reached after both the Des Moines and the Racoon held steady for several hours and then slowly started falling. Fire Chief Charles Slade said water was pouring through the levee in an "absolute torrent." He added that it was impossible to get trucks into tho area and it was necessary for workmen to go afoot with sand- bags and try to stem the Hooding. This was not successful and the workmen abandoned the project when the water measured three feet deep and continued rising. Residents In that area had been warned earlier to leave their homes and it was assumed that all had reached safety before the break occurred. There are about 135 resi- dences and a number of small bus- inesses In the area. James Armstrong. 52, and his son- in-law, Clare McNcal, 29, were re- ported missing after attempting, in a bull-drawn cart, to reach their wives stranded in a farm house. They last were seen trying to swim to safety. after the rushing waters swept the cart into the stream. David Liddlc, Red Cross disaster director, said 'an estimated persons had been evacuated from a half-dozen danger spots in this city of The alfcctcd area Includ- ed 63 square blocks. Most of the area already was under1 water. Meanwhile, along- Iowa's western border the rampaging Missouri riv- er burst through levee after levee and pushed Its crest downstream to Missouri, where around-the-clock efforts were being made to stave off another disastrous flood. tery at The .son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Passe Wnbasha, Anthony, Jr.. is survived by his parents; a. Muter. Mary, and a brother. Ward. Funeral services will be held at a. m. Saturday at St. Felix Catholic church with the Rt. Rev. John Bartholomc officiating. Burial will bo in the church cemetery, Six Killed As Train Leaps Track in Ohio Shelby A derailment of the New York Central railroad's St. Louis special took six, and pos- sibly seven, lives last night at near- by Shlloh -when twin locomotives pulling the six-car passenger train from Cleveland to St. Louis leaped the track and plunged Into an embankment. The engineers and firemen of both locomotives and two members of a railroad work camp killed. The state highway patrol said a third railroad camp worker was believed buried in the wreckage. The dead. C. F. Hlggins mid Elmer R. Wankc. 50, both of Cleveland, engineers. L. J. McCord and J. D. Kennedy. Jr., 2D, also of Cleveland, firemen. Edward Gundcrson, 37, Ontonagon. Mich., and James L. Brockwcll. of Johnson City. Tcnn.. work crew- nen. A search continued today for the body of McCord buried bcncalh tons of coal in the cab of the lead for that of a possible seventh victim, who was not idcnti- jfiKailroad officials would not com- to U. O. Dollar Iment on the possible cause of the nationaljderailment which upset only the currency dived wildly to a new low locomotives and two express cars, of to one American dollar to- day, while unconfirmed reports cir- culated in Shanghai financial cir- cles that the government would re- vise this weekend its unrealistic of- ficial rate of vto one. Three of the 48 passengers aboard the all-coach train were injured slightly. H. C. Davis of Charleston. a railway express employe, also was hurt slightly.