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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1948, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER or n I Kit FM IS COMING Bo your new radio can It, Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48. NO. 29 W1NONA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 22. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Durand Man Held In Death of Father THE ALSOPS Hope: Reds Tie :s to Wallace IIr Joseph and Slnwurl AlHop The pit tern Is nlwiivs the name, whether In the Utiltt-d Wtalc.i or In Kurupc. Klrst thrrr l.i no more than a llltlo Krntle footy-footy between a non- liberal or lofl-wlngor nnd cMinmunlKbi, Then, hn sud- clrnly finds himself their political mid 'iNtcllectiml prlsoiH'r. The liberal it then compelled to turn and rend HIP non-communist left and liberal movement of which ho wan onco part And flnallv. he In forced Into thr kliui of prtt.v political and In- tellectual dl.'ihonr.ity which In Ihn in trade of hln communist cuptori, Itrnry A. Wallace has now com- pleted this pruera.1, Very tow ot arc communists. They nrr rather perfectly sincere and honest proplf, why hiivo Joined Uir Wiilluc-e movement In a clc.t- lirrnte nonreh for Certainly few of tlii-di thn nmrl-.iitile extent Id which t! Wulliio', with his simple, rrnliumtly Atm-rlciiri Iw.i become of a group which clearly wrvri a foreign Interest, Vrt Mils ran he very dimply rntri! by the story (which will no doubt tic drilled' of certain in New York city. Almost ovory week. niKl usually on Wednesday a small and noleot group ifntlieri In ft homo In downtown Nrw York. The political coloration of KI-OIIP may be Judged by thr fun thui tho host l.i none other than Mr. Frederick V. Flold, Mr. Field Is n known communist, n former contributing ndltor and principal aiiKol of tho now defunct romwunliit magazine, Trio Now Mn.ispi. Thr purposo of tho moot- IriKs l.i to do "research" for. and tt> plan the. general tenor and con- trol of. thr frequent speeches of llnnry A. Wallace, Tlir urtiinl wrltliiK of tho Wulllico npcrrdci n (ask usually performed liv Walliici-'n clever and literati) chief ghost, Mr. Lew Frank, who is understood to br a non-commun- ist in the (tamo sense that Wallace himself Is a, Mr. Wulliicc IhiiM provides tho voice. Mr. Trunk provides tho words. But the select company to which Mr. J'leld plays host thn Ideas. This nhould surprise no ono who liar, followed Mr. Wallace's speeches nnd noted their Increasingly start- ling rnxpmblMK'p to the editorials in the New York Dally Worker, Kepruwnliitlvn llrlrn OahaKun TXiiiKlus and HepresiMitatlvc Clip.ilw lloltifirld of California aro two of Ilir dwlndllllK band of HoCMOVnll New Ui-nlrrs uiul left-wliiK llberaln in the MoiiM'. lloth havo devoted iiolltlciil llvr.i to thn loft, and litirrnl movement. On tho 10th of this month both received teU'Kmm.H from tho Wiillnc'p movement In Callfornln. The telecrnmii perempt- orluily ordered them to appear In prrwi bi'forr the .siitrup.i Of tho WiilbK-e parly hi California, "not lutrr" (him four cluy.i from that date, They were told to havo an- cworr. rnuiy on a writ's of foreign policy and other maltern. IJfillKlafl Wallaco Mittmliirrt lind been necut'cd 111 her lll-.UIrt. (II thr I'lPCtlfifl, MCf. nmrclM of victory had been In tln> neighborhood of (i.fiOO votes, Thcrn wai no need to threat. riMU'I'k'etlC'o of Principal Arthur M. Jensen dusted off an outmoded bell to summon pupils back to WarrlnEton g ade school In Minneapolis today from a four-week vacation occasioned by a shrike of Minneapolis union tmtchori Settlement or the strike was reached Sunday. (A.P. Wircphoto to The Republlcan-Her- Proclamation of Jewish State Due by Tuesday Czechs Work Gratis Sunday More than 000 worked for nothing yes- tho government announced "Mi" (I'li'Kfain to Ml'.'i. nut that IIO.OOO out tho a Wallace wntiUI spell certain defeat for Mr.i UiiiKla.i. and by (lie Vote. liiKUt'c the election of a Republican. And the the two Ucprci- wntativiT. on Ihclr altitude toward Kill1, which It IN the announced objective of the communists, and ihii-i of Hie Wiillurp movement, to wreck. Mrs. txniKlii.'i couniKtfouMy replied teafririnliiK her Mippwt for KIlP. flu did Mr. lloIUflold. and Mr. Ilolllfleld were eimrl.v marked for thn nliiUKli- ler wluMi the trlrurum wuh nent, iilihoiiKti tliere Is reported to bo nfini'- ...enllment In nnllonal Wallace lie.idriuiirters (hut to kill off a pair wllh MI unlilemlshi'd a liberal vol- ini: record would lie too crudu, Tin- decision limy thus be reversed. It it is not, Doiwlan tux) lloUtflchl will doubtlrw noon the wimp campalKn of H.vMissiimtloit to which Mr, I'aul ITHC' of Chicago hnn ftl- breii .subjected, Mr. DouKlu.i, an ablo llbprul and New Denier, and Deiiiocrutlo can- fiidnif for Krniiior In Illinois, hiui ITCH tk-l-v'rd for defeat by the W n Unco forces because ho has dilp- jwn-livl KHC. Tli'1 re.'Hilt will almost i-rrl'tlnl? be Ihe rli'dlon of the Cliii-uKii Trlliiini''.'! fuli'-hlilred hoy, ('iirli-y Urook.i. Mr. DoiiKlun hn- tireu publicly described by Wiillari' a.i mi ad- viK-ntc nf win', mid iv friend of tho Tuft- Hurt ley net. lloth chui'Kcn are, of course, lies. What is surprising l.i that Wallace, while prorliiiinlliK himself the of ih" New ran lend lilnr.elf to murder of sort ot political the old New JDeftlora. Thoy worked In the nation's fac- tories and mines nnc! on bulldlnK projects. Their Kratls Inbor was the first of a series of government "vic- tory shifts." The money they would have earn- ed will go to an International chll- dron'n relief fund find to the ffuorll- la cuuw) in arocco, Tho (jovcrnmont did not which will Kot tho blRKCflt share. U. S. May Invoke Taft Law to End Coal Shutdown ny Harold W. Ward action to oncl tho soft conl shut-down was promised by federal officials today unless: 1. John L. Lewis sends his United Mine Workers back to the pits vol- untnrjly to ond tho wook-old pension n, A mentliiK of miners and coal oiillod by Conciliation PI" roctor Cyrus a. Chlnn P- m. O.S.T.l .produces some progress to- ward a settlement. Neither of these posHlblHtlcs was rnKardc.d as llkoly. Ono fltntinch Lowl.s lieutenant said In tho field; "The miners won't go back to work until they're not until this dispute is settled." However, some Industry represen- tatives thought Lewis sudden- ly cull off tho pension demonstration today or next Monday to avert a direct showdown under tho Taft- Hartley labor ftct. Tho legal club which officials say tho hns polsod for use is provlde.d by tho 'Taft-Hartley act. tt permits a court Injunction after a rua-niullnK board has reported tho issues to Prosldont Truman. That procedure, howovor, would re- at leant ten days. Hhould tho court grant an Injunc- tion, and should Lowls refuse to comply, ho would another con- tempt of court fine like that Imposed by Justice T. Alan Ooldsborough In the strike of November-December, iO'lfl. JamiM M. Lome Trl Aviv, Tulcstlno A Jew- ish nutto to dofctiidud by Jewish arms Is expected to be proclaimed In Palestine today or tomorrow. A reliable Informant snid a for- mal order proclaiming the existence of such state will bo made by Vaad Louml tho Jewish national council. No official announcement hns yet been made by the council Itself. David Ben Gurlon, chairman of tho Jewish agency for Palestine, said Saturday a Jewish state al- ready has come Into being pre- pared to defend Itself. Such a proclamation by tho na- tlonnl council would repudiate in advance any United Nations trust- eeship, defy Arab arms and be a stop towards appeal for Interna- tional rtcoKnltlon. Tel Aviv Cnpltnl Tol Aviv only all-Jewish city In tho world Is tho administra- tive center of tho new state. Infor- mants said It will be the capital at least through tho provisional phnse. Government of the state would be In tho hands ol a provisional com- mittee of 32 already appointed under authority of the Jewish agency by Vaad Lcumi, The United States' reversal on partition caught the potential Jew- ish state still in the formative stage ot evolving Its .own constitutional form, Kve.n now, under the neues.illy of gutting a government sot up with- out delay, it is too soon to say what form will be worked out. Too Involved Most Jews havo been too Involved In their fight with tho Arabs to think much about It, There Is little evidence of Jew- ish resentment against the American move on partition. Most Jews here realize peaceful partition had already fulled, with nearly killed In civil war since November 20, The potential state has nn initial population of more than Thl.H excludes about Jews In Jerusalem and slightly over In vavlouii settlements Inside Arab- hold lines. It would be the first Jewish nation In years. Continued Jewish-Arab violence throughout the Holy Land marked Palm Sunday. Six Jews were killed and 20 Injur- ed when a truck, laden with explo- sives, blew up before a building In Haifa occupied by a Jewish building workers' cooperative. Minneapolis Month-Old School Strike Settled The month-old nlrlko of Mlmvmpolls public nchool at. im end today. A compromise aKi'uement on wage demands reached last night sent the teachers back to their classrooms to- day with a pledge of permanent pay boosts ranging from to a month. The strike, called February 24 by members of the A.F.L. Federation of Teachers, had alfcctcd more than 000 teachers in 92 schools and had Idled more than children About of the teachers were members of the union. Announcement of the Bettlement wns made by tho ollice of WHlard E. Goslln, superintendent of schools, and the teachers negotiating com- mittee hcnded by Charles E. Boyer and Margaret R. Tuppcr, presidents of the men's and womcn'.s federa- tion. The teachers had demanded that their salary minimum be Increased from to S3, 000 and the maxi- mum for those with masters' degrees from to SC.OOO. The settlement boosts the perma- nent minimum from to and the maximum from to 400. The board specified, however, that all regular full- time teachers would receive the a month In- crease for the remaining seven nnd one-half months of school in 1048. After January 1. 1949, the mini- mum scnlc will remain nt and the maximum scale will be set ut The board of ngreud to restore the 1048 budget which had been slashed in an economy move. The teachers haci contended this In- directly cut thuir wages, and the strike followed. Climb Up La Crosse Bluff Climaxes Round Up of Bandit Gang Suspects IM Crnnw, Win All the hiirolcs of n. movlo thriller were, present yo.itrrday as a 303-pound policeman climaxed his single- handed capture of n suspected ban- dit bund with the pursuit of one membor up towering bluff. Hero of tho melodrama Is Ln Crosso county Highway Patrolman Carl Smith, who carries his 263 pounds on tt fl'-4" frame. Held on open charges in the county Jail horo nro lour men Smith captured nt Modnry, five inllos oast of La Crowe, Hospital- Is FrIU Brenner, operator of a tuvurn at St. Joseph's Rlclgo which tho ciuartol allegedly hold up. ChiiHo Smith entered tho chnso for the men after a description of their car was radioed throughout tho Bounty. Spotting tho vehicle near Medu'ry I HI trailed It to another night club. Two occupants, ho related, en- tered tho building. The othor two Hlnyfid In tho ciir. Smith promptly arrested them and locked them In his sfiuacl cat1, Prosontly a third man emerged from the club. He, too, was arrested by Smith find Jolnod his companions, Tho fourth man tried leaving by a roar door, opening at tho foot of a high blufT.. Smith gnvc chnsc, pursuing tho man up the hill and firing ono shot over his head. He caught him, finally, cowcrlnp In a bush. Moments later tho squad car hnd a fourth passenger, Pantlnc Slluhtly Smith, by this time panting slightly, obtained reinforcements from two city police squad cars and the calvncndc drove to the county Jnll. Sheriff Vcrn Lamp and Smith's chief, Ivan A. Wright, said a search of tho quartet's car revealed a .22 caliber rifle and ft 30-30 rifle. All four men had ammunition for both weapons in their pockets, they said. In addition, ono man had cash. Tho money, It was suspected, camo from Brenner's tavern, which four men had entered previously. Ono of them, Brenner told olttccr.s, hit him behind the ear and choked him before running out with the money. He stuck his head back In- sldo tho front door, patrons said. shouted. "Let's go and his throe raced out to Join him. They didn't get far. Brenner's tavern Is five miles from Medary. And that's where Officer Smith, took over. Artillery Battery to Be Activated at La Crosse Madison, Wls. (XT') Adjutant General John Mul'.en reported to- day the activation of two more ar- tillery batteries of the 32nd In- fantry division. Battery A will be activated at La Crosso March 29 and Battery B at Eau Claim March 30, Cold War Secret Data To Be Aired Senate Unit Hears Marshall, Forrestal at Closed Session By Jack Bell Senators call- ed on the Truman administration today for secret data on the cold war with communism. Senator Bridges (R-N.H.) told a reporter tho armed services com- mittee hopes to find out from Sec- retary of State Marshall and Sec- retary of Defense Forrestal "if and where we Intend to fight." Both cabinet officers were sum- moned to a closed door meeting this afternoon. The session was called to consider President Tru- man'a plea for temporary revival of the wartime draft and for Im- mediate enactment of universal military training. It was to be Marshall's second They involve: (1) A possible hill. He was Invited to sit with Senate foreign relations committee members during their final study of a bill to provide in economic aid to China. Busy Schedule back from a scries of West Count, .speeches on the administra- new policy, Mar- shall faced a busy schedule on top of his congressional engagements. At tho State deportment, three critical Issues have arisen. They Involve: ponnllilo Iliittitlun crackdown on the wi-xt- powers In Berlin, (JJ) un- certainty over whether violence may flare In Trieste as n. result of Ihe surprise proposal to re- turn Hint KtratCR-lc port city to Italy and (3) this country's a- on the earlier decision to partition ralcstlne. As for Marshall's and Forrcstal's date with the armed services com- mittee. Bridges said he isn't sure that either will be willing to draw any line in Europe beyond which further communist encroachment might call for American military action. But the senator added: ".Even if they don't want to tell us that, I think we have a right to know In more detail why they need more men In the armed .services and what they intend to do with them." UMT Inquiry After hearing the two cabinet members, the armed services group may decide whether It wants to go ahead with an inquiry into UMT or shift gears for a look at the draft revival proposal. On the basis of an Associated Press poll of 91 of the 96 senators, the draft proposal seemed to have more chance of Senate passage than UMT. Of 35 members willing to express a public opinion, 32, Including Senator Taft, said they would vote for ,iome form of .solcc- tlv service. Three were flatly against it. They included Senators Bushflcld of South Dakota and Mal- onc of Nevada, Republicans, and Senator Taylor of Idaho. Taylor IK running with Henry Wallace on a third party ticket. There were more senators with Playing hooklc in Los Angeles is now legal in schools. Yes, sir, there were so many kids enrolling In kindergartens this year that the schools couldn't accommo- date them and they had. to turn them away, One tot did manage to get in by getting In line early. He had his crib out front all night. One kid stood in line by mistake. When hfi saw all the kids, he thought It was a premiere for a ___Butch Jenkins movie. But they had better pet these kids off the streets soon. The first thing you know, they'll need a diaper serv- ice in tho poolrooms. They could help things by starting a kindergarten correspondence course. Of course, to check the les- sons, they would have to mall in their-blocks. And every time the kid ate alphabet soup he'd say, "gee, Yugoslavia Assails Trieste Proposal By Osgood Carutlicn j Yugoslav gov- ernment protested "vigorously" to the western, powers today against the way they proposed the restora- tion of Trieste to Yugo- slavia did not reject the proposal itself. Premier Marshal Tito's govern- ment complained the United States, Britain and France had taken no note "of the need of agreement on the part of the most directly affected allied It said the western powers' approach will not strengthen the ciLiise of peace In southern Europe. A note delivered to ambassadors of the three countries said: "The Yugoslav government con- siders that submitting such a pro- posal at the time of the prc-clcctonil campaign In Italy can serve only the fomenting of chauvinist hatreds toward the Yugoslav people, and, on the other hand, toward the sharp- ening of internal political relations In Italy. Doesn't Strengthen Peace "Neither Is It in the Interests cither of the Italian people Itself or of the strengthening of peace In this part of Europe. "This way of acting lends reason to the thought that the aim of this proposal is not seeking a better solu- tion of the Trieste question and a normalisation of relations between the of .southern Europe, but lias a propaganda character and does not contribute to the strength- ening of peace in the world." The most important feature of llic miles to the western states IN thai the Yugoslavs do not turn tliumlm down on the plan to glvo Italy tin: 400-Bfiuarc-mllc frco territory of Trieste. It Is be- lieved the note leaves an opening for any action, cither positive or negative, that Tito's govern- ment decides upon. Czechoslovakia's new communist foreign minister today assailed the proposal to return Trieste to Italy as part of a trend to "change the results of the second world war." The newspaper Pondelnlk quoted Vlado dementis as saying that since the Paris peace conference the United States hud pursued a policy of revisionism which supported the restoration of Germany and endan- gered the security ol the anti- fascist states. Ku.suia canceled four allied sub- committee meetings in Berlin. Gen- eral Lucius D. Clay, U. S. military governor, declared the U. S, Intended to stay In Berlin despite the boycott. The Russians walked out of an al- lied control council meeUng Satur- day. One of the Berlin newspapers they licensed invited the three west- cm powers to leave Berlin. Moscow's Tass agncy said the Rus- public opinions on UMT. Thirty-two said they favor it in some form. But 12 were against it. Bulletins Washington House appropriations committee recom- mended today an Immediate jrrant of to tide over Austria, Kruncc and Italy until pending- long-ranKC foreiffn aid legislation becomes law. An explosion wrecked the thickly populated Iraq street section in the center of the Arab section of Haifa to- day. A Rovernment spokesman snld there were "very many cas- ualties." Police mild a Jewish truck loaded with explosives penetrated the Arab section and wax blown up. Public Housing Blocking Bill Says McCarthy Washington Senator Mc- Carthy said yesterday he is sure Congress will pass a compre- hensive housing bill at this .session, if public housing is taken out of it for separate action. McCarthy, vice-chairman of the Joint Senate-House lionising com- mittee, spoke at a meeting of the Veterans of Foreign Wars housing committee. The senator, an opponent of pub- lic housing, said that question has become such a football within the bill that It is blocking action on oth- er measures to produce more living quarters. He expressed belief a measure In- cluding public housing might go through the Senate but said It def- initely would be stopped in the House. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity Partly cloudy nnd wanner tonight, lowest 30; Increasingly cloudy Tuesday, lo- cal showers lute in afternoon or at night, highest 55. Minnesota: scattered showers be- ginning late tonight, scattered showers Tuesday changing to snow flurries north nnd turning colder. Wisconsin: Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight with scattered showers northwest. Mostly cloudy windy and warmer Tuesday with scattered showers except turning colder with snow flurries north Tuesday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending nt noon Sunday: Maximum, G7; minimum, 35; noon. 41; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 47; minimum, 25: noon, 47; precipitation, none: sun sets tonight ftt sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pep, BcmidJI............ 3H Chicago ...........67 Denver 37 Des Moincs........ 5R Duluth 37 International Falls.. 33 Kansas City 71 Los Angeles G8 Miami fG Mpls.-St. Paul New Orleans 39 slan walkout In Berlin caused "un- New York usual consternation and complete Seattle confusion" among the western pow- rs. Italy Excited Italian Premier Alcldc de Gaspcri and French Foreign Minister Georges Bldault conferred today In an Italy excited over the Trieste issue and its effect on the April 18 parliamentary ejection. Italian Premier Alclde de Gaspcrl said today he sees a step towards a United States of Europe in the pro- posal of the three western, powers to return Trieste to his country. French, Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, who announced the plan Saturday, declared: -Peace. is possible. I think that peace is probable, and I think if we do what we should, peace Is certain." They got together for a private talk in a Franciscan sanctuary in the Piedmont village of Crea, about 50 miles from Turin, The two anti-communist leaders met on the steps leading to the hill- top sanctuary and went inside for devotions. Both men head Catholic parties. De Gaspcri's Italian Chrlstion Democrats are comparable to Bi- dault's French Popular Republicans. Italians were deprived of news- paper accounts today of Trieste and the Italian political campaign. More than dailies throughout the country were shut down last mid- night by a 24-hour printers' strike for higher pay. Upward of men were called out by their com- munist-led union. Red Wing 14 Lake City Readw Dam 4. T.W. Dam 5, T.W...... Dam 5A, T.W..... Wlnona........ 13 Dam G, Pool...... Dam 6, T.W. 20 40 21 20 24 IS 3C 74 26 73 52 37 .19 .01 Second Degree Manslaughter Charge Filed Death Blamed on Pneumonia After Beating by Son By Staff Writer Durand. Win. Accused of Wcklnf to den.Ui his 72-year-old father. Ernest Hagncss, 40-year-old Durand auto mechanic was arrested today on a charge of manslaughter In the second degree after a coroner's Jury deliberated Ills case for over an hour, Before Pcpln County Judge Joseph. H, Rledner, Hngncss sullenly denied the charge and was released under a bond, Judge O. L. Put-- tlson, Alma, Wls., appeared as coun- sel for the defendant. District Attorney W. E. Thurston charged Hngness with second de- gree manslaughter following an all- morning session In the Pcpln county- courthouse where a six-man cor- oner's jury of solemn Wisconsin neighbors heard testimony that Christ Hagncss, old age pensioner, formerly of Mondovl In Buffalo county, was beaten by his son who boasted that "he wasn't fit to live." The coroner's jury considering the case was locked up at m, Before they had brought out their verdict, IVpln thorltles including county au- Undershertft Victor Scllne, and Coroner Dr. R, J. Bryant were admitted to the Jury room together with tho district attorney. Family Altercation Most of the testimony of the family altercation which resulted in the death of the elder Mr. Hag- ncss was given by a teen-age group of high school students who des- cribed events which centered around the assault of the older man. Hngncss, according to the testi- mony, had been drinking In tavern here on the night of March. 7 nnd when he was driven home by his son, Ernest, an Intermittent family quarrel occurred. The 73- year-old died in an Eau hospital on Wednerday. March 17. where he had been taken, following attempts to better Ills condition here. Medical testimony today Indicated thai. Hngncss died of pcnumonln. and or injuries received at the hands of his son on the evening of March, 7. Hearing: April 12 A preliminary hearing for Ernest is scheduled in justice court hera April 12. The formal verdict of the coro- ner's jury was Hint Harness "died of pneumonia resulting from injuries which were Inflicted by his son .04 2.32 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change .3 H- .4 1.0 -i-1.0 G.2 n.3 5.7 7.2 8.4 n.s n.n n.2 Dakota 3-5 Dam 7, Pool...... 9.5 Dam 7, T.W...... 6.5 La Crossc......32 7.9 -i- .6 Tributary Streams Chlppewa nt Durand 0.3 -I- 3.5 Zumbro at Thcilman 9.1 Buffala above Alma 6.0 .5 Trempealeau at Dodge 7.0 .7 Black at Neillsville-----9.0 Black at Galesvillc-----9.1 -1-3.0 La Crosse at W. Salem 4.4 Root at Houston ......8.6 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Gultcnbcrc) Smaller tributaries in the 'district will now recede. A general rise has started in the upper Wisconsin, Black and Chlppewa. Cautionary flood warnings are issued for the Chlppewa. from Durand to the mouth by Tuesday noon and near bankfull on the Black from Mel- rose to Galesvillc. In the main channel there will be a slight fall in the next 24 hours between Alma and Trempealeau, No important changes at rams 8 and 9, A slight rise is seen at La Crossc. Twister Hits Oklahoma Air Base; Aircraft Damage Set at Million Ma More home I met one youngster who was anx- ious to go to school. He wasn't wor- ried about the education, but he had big wad of bubble gum under the desk. There was one smart kid who was really disappointed. He had all the answers written on his diaper. Of course, Joel Kupperman Isn't worried about It. He Just hopes that next week they won't have a big line in front of Harvard. And one kid was confused by the while thing. He said, "who'd have thought I'd graduate at the age of three." Floods and threats of floods harassed many towns and rural lowland dwellers in the Mid- west and East today. Drenching rains pouring into streams already swollen by melting snow and Ice .caused overflows in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Vermont and New York. months accompanied spring's ar- rival in Wisconsin over tlie weekend. Jancsville noted a. high of 67 Sat- urday and Milwaukee 66 tlie highest temperature record since October 26. Yesterday was a day of showers which fed streams and rivers al- I ready high, however, tlie river fore- An emergency crew recruited in t f jja Crosse''s meteorological Quincy, ID., was sandbagging levees In an effort to prevent the Missis- sippi from overflowing acres of rlcli wheatlanri. While other communities still staggered from devastating torna- does of last week, another twister hit the Tinker air force base at Oklahoma City Saturday night, causing damage estimated at more than to aircraft alone. Major General Frederick S, Borum. commanding gencrn.1, listed 52 panics and several buildings destroyed, and station saw no flood dangers at present. The Wisconsin, Chippewa and Black rivers arc due to rise slowly during the next two days, while tributaries recede. The Mississippi also may rise somewhat but gates arc being opened. Yesterday's highs Included 62 at Madison, 58 at Green Bay. 49 at Wausau and -18 at La Crossc. Flash Floods At least five northwestern Penn- 1LJH1 oUYUitii other buildings and 50 planes dam- sylvanla communities were struck by flash floods following ft thrcc- Th'o warmest weather In five'inch, rainfall yesterday. Mill Creek overflowed into some sections of tho Meadvllle business district and some families evacuated their homes in Titusville. An Ice jam in East creek sent five feet of water into a residential sec- tion of Rutland, causing an estimated damage. Some lowland residents along- the Sustiuc- lianna river near Blnghamton, N. Y., were forced to evacuate their homes, and the Block river had overflowed at Lowvillc. N. Y. An Ice jam 15 miles long was reported in tlie St. Regis river. The DCS Moincs river had flooded some lowlandcrs from their at Ottumwa, Eddyville, nnd Tracy, Iowa, with a predicted stage of sev- en feet above bankful still to come. One of the heaviest 24-hour rain- falls in years flooded thousands of homes and businesses in Cleveland. Ohio, and disrupted transportation. Dirt, washing into tracks, forced virtually all streetcar lines to con- vert to bus service. Ernest." Tlie elder Mr. Hagness' home -was Mondovi but the altercation took place here between the tavern and Eniest's home, it was brought out. Most dramatic testimony given by the group of students who coincided in their .statements that Christ Hagness had received a beating and had been can-led into the home of son. bleeding from blows about the head, and collapsed from in- juries which followed the kicks they slated he had received. Relating the events which took place after Ernest had driven his father from a local tavern, to the front of his own (Ernest's) home. 16-year-old Lola Jo Clemens said, "Ernie acted mod and raised his foot to smash Christ but his own son, Lee, who was on the scene, grabbed him." Later when Lee, grandson of Christ, attempted to soften his father's wrath, witnesses said that Ernest declared, he should die for the things he his done." Tells of Conversation On the witness stand Undcrsherlff ScJlne told of conversations he had with Christ Hagncss before he died. 'Ho hit nnd kicked me something awful, I begged Ernie to stop and I didn't think my own son would do tills to the old man was quoted as saying. Other witnesses appcartns Ardith Weber. LaVeme Stccn, Don- na Milter, Ronald Walker. Mrs. Amcr Miner, all of Durand and George A. Schulner of Red Cedar, a railroad man. They all told story of family quarreling -which, started in a tavern nnd ended m front of the Hagncss home. Tons of Steel Salvaged From Jap Fleet Tokyo The U. S. Navy an- nounced today tens of steel and other metals have been salvaged from the scrapped Japanese fleet. Japan hnd displacement tons of warcraft afloat at -war's end; tons already have been destroyed. Only major vessel still afloat is the escort carrier Kumano Mam. Soon, It, too, will be scrapped. Father Recovers Son's Body After 4 Months LIncsville, Pa. For four months Ira Huff refused to give up the search for the body of his son. Kenneth, 40, who was drowned while duck hunting last November. Yesterday as Huff and another son, Albert, walked along the shorn of PymatuniiiK lake, they discovered Kenneth's body. Several hours later the body of John Abcr, Sharpsvillr. was recovered at the opposite end of the lake. Abcr and Huff were drowned when their boat capsized. ;