Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER cold tonlxhtl If V 1SIT YOUR School. November I to Full Leased Wire News Report of The Anociated Pren Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 224 W1NONA. MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 8, 1947 FIVE .CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES VOLUME 47. NO. w Worst of Storm Misses Winona; 3 Dead Cutter Takes Stricken Lake Ship in Tow Jupiter Pulled Away From of Lake Michigan IJv Uunlrttc II. Anhley Mich. Ending iv dramatic rnco through 25 to 30 foot sens, tho little const gimrd cut- ter Sundew tocluy took in tow the stricken Great Lakes freighter Jupl trr and her crew of 28. The cutter Kot n lino aboard and pulled the wallowing nncl disabled 3000-ton freighter out Into Lake Michigan nwny from trenchcrou.H reefs in tho so-called "graveyard of ahlp.i." Coa.it Guard officials, who super- vised the Sundew's mercy dash of 110 mlle.i from St. Joseph. Mich., wild the Jupiter was no longer In danger unlrwi tlio tow line breaks. Shr will bo towocl to n Wlscon din port, offlcliil.i added, probably Mixnltowoo. A necond roost guard vessel, the Mackinaw, was within 45 of the scene prepared to assist the Sundew. Between 05 and 70 mn- Another Ship Aground Tort Colhorne, Ont. Shipping men reoelvnil report today thnt Inn rruln cur- rlrr Hhflllon Wrcil of tho Up- per St. Lawrnnce TrennporUUon Company wan aground on off rrtsquc lair. In I-Akfi Huron, The of Sanll Ste. Marie, was reported to have to her Aj 10 DAY rooned aboard two car ferries that stood by the Jupiter for hours, watched the rescue unfold. Strong winds and driving gusts of rnndo tho rescue, doubly haz- ardous. L. If. Kent, general car forry superintendent for tho Poro Mar- queue railroad, said his sailors reported the strong that .tho Jupiter WRS tossing "almost 300 per minute." "Shfn Ju.it flopping back and forth." ho said. High wore moderating romowhal but at 0 a. m. ft from the stricken vessel said sho was taking on water and dragging her anchor. However, at 7 a. m. she radioed that the Immediate danger appear- ed over and that, unless nno wont acround, sho would bo tvblo to hold out until tho coast guard cutter arrived. Tho Jupiter was known a row months back ns tho "ghost ship or the Orent Lakes" because sho was unable to land during a dispute with the C.I.O. National Maritime On the beach within sight of tho wallowing freighter was a coast guard party, rcudy to lend her aid If tho ship broke up or sank. "She could still go aground any- time the anchor lets a coast guard officer said. Tho Jupiter, property oJ tho Jupi- ter Steamship Company of Cleve- land, met trouble In tho samo stretch of water whoro some 60 willors drowned In tho disastrous storm on Armistice day, 1MO. Mysterious circumstances, which surrounded tho Jupiter when it acquired Its namo "fugitive ship" during the (teaman's strike, were present again today, Tho coast Kiuird said It did not know where tho r.hlp had been docked. Its des- ttniition, or OVDII tho direction In which It wui traveling. Today's Late Grid Scores Here nro lato scores of today's football games across tho country, Tho final figure In each gamo is tho score at tho end of that quar- ter. 123 Final Minnesota. Purdue Wisconsin Iowa Indiana Michigan Northw'rn Ohio State Army Notre D. Ga. Tech Princeton Harvard Penn State Temple Brown Yale Virginia Pcnn. some of which are shown above. Balloon, one of a figures and floats which'added color tc, the parade l witnessed by more than persons who lined Second and Third streets._______, Wlnona Association of Commerce. Short Skirts and cold breezes led these four drum majorettes from Independence, Wis., to practice their strutting before the Mardi Gras parade got under way Friday afternoon. They are, left to right, Irene Klllian, 16; Rita PuchaUe, 16; Irene Sura, 16, and Bernlce Halaxna, 16. U. S. Agency to Handle Aid Urged Congressional loaders who will tackle the foreign aid problem at the November 17 special session studied today a recommendation that the whole job bo handed over to a single new government corporation. Tho suggestion came from a 19- man special Bouse foreign economic committee which toured Europe last summer for tho background to work out the broad policies of the stop- communlsm-In-Europe program. Tho committee said tho new agen- cy should 01ft all requests for help In western Europe, boss the pur- chnso of materials In this country, wlold any controls necessary to pro- tect tho economy of tho United Stated and make miro "that tho did roaohos those for whom it Is Intended." Herter Reports Tho committee's recommendations wore expected to carry heavy weight, since tho group was formed at tho Insistence of Republican leaders who wanted Congress to obtain "its own information to con- sider along with tho administra- tion's Marshall plan and stop-gap aid proposals, They wore made public late yes- terday by Vlcc-Chairman Herter (R.-Mass.) in an Informal Interim report. Sinco the Herter group has no legislative authority and cannot draft legislation, it left tho details of Its program to bo filled in by the standing legislative committee. Its proposed new government for- eign aid corporation would bo man- aged by a bipartisan board of di- rectors appointed by the President and confirmed by tho Senate. Congress to Have Control Tho committee said congressional control 'over tho board "would be maintained by tho regular review of Its funds and operations." In other words, Congress could abolish It at any tlmo by falling to finance Except for food, fuel and fertili- zers, which would be handled through tho proposed corporation, tho committee recommended that tho Export-Import bank and the International Bank for Reconstruc- tion and Development meet re- quirements of foreign nations for capital goods, equipment and- raw materials. Tho committee mado no estimate of tho probable costs of foreign aid. Herter said reports dealing with that will be made later, as well as reports on tho resources and needs of other nations. View Helicopter, Hail Mardi Gras Parade Despite Cold 2 Children Die in Fire Two Minn. Two children perished last night In flames which destroyed their home in the 'small farming community of Stewart, about six miles northwest of here. Dead are Mac Frikken, six, and her sister, Sharon Lee Frikken, four, according to Lake County Cor- oner Pamell Johnson. The sisters, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. William Frikken, were sleep- Ing In a room with a brother, Rich- ard, eight, where, the family's heat- ing unit, a coal heater, was located, cated. High Winds Force Tows To Tie Up Conditions Like Those of Memorable Armistice Day Gale Three deaths In the Twin Clttei, a snow area approximately 100 jnllM wide, with depths varying from to nine inches and extending across Minnesota In a southwest to north- east direction, miles of telephone and power lines down, and danjCT- ous and Impassible highways mort of Friday afternoon and eveninc are a few highlights of the which missed Southeastern Minne- sota and Western Wisconsin on Wl- nona's Mardi Gras day. The extent of the storm locally was a 25-degrec drop In tempera- ture In 12 hours, a high- 35 to 40- mlle-an-hour wind, and a trace of snow. Back sloughs of the river froze for the first time of the year Friday night. It was the cold, how- ever, that took much or the Joy out of downtown activities last eveninc. and cut heavily Into the football crowd. Today the temperature hunc around 30 and cloudiness prevailed. It will be cold nnd cloudy over ttu weekend, with some light gnow Sun- day evening, A. D. Snnlal, La CnxM Weather bureau observer, forecait tills morning. Like Fumed ArmUtioe Sternt Conditions similar to pre- ceding tho ratal Armistice storm of 1040 prevailed for while Friday morning. The hexameter. reading at the Weather bureau. Crosse dropped to 28.30 Inchet, within n third of an injeb-'-or 28.06-inch reading of November 11. 1040. A high wind and a rapidly dropping temperature also prevailed, and a severe snowstorm mov- ing In from the west. However, this storm failed to ma- terialize locally. It passed north. hitting the Twin where four inches of snow fell and moved Into the Lako Superior region, were nine Inches of mow at Dulutrt and ten at International department highways found first Children Pack Special Show; Cheer Decorated Bikes; Big Dance Tonight Braving'near-freezing Boreal blasts and swirling snow flurries, more than Winona area Mardi Gras participators Friday afternoon watched the fetc's two-mile 12-unit character balloon parade proceed through the city's flag-festooned downtown. Competing for the plaudits of the chilled, red-nosed proces- sion observers were ten area high, school bands by more than than 30 sparkling-eyed, bare-kneed majorettes, 12 jeep-mounted fairy tale floats, 20 balloons of all shapes, an elongated rubber dragon, Winona American Legion German band and tho Wl- nona Municipal bar.d. Parade throngs were thickest on Third street between Johnson and Lafayette streets. Crowds were wise- ly garbed, in attempting to combat the frigidity rather than to present new fashion modes. Twcniv-Elirht Children, led by the Wlnona Senior High school band, vied'for honors today in the Mardi Gras bicycle parade. Win- ner of the contest was Robert Ziebell, 13, 575 West Howard street. shown above with his winning bicycle, a Mardi Gras birthday cake. He was awarded a new bicycle. Second prize, a radio, went to Gary Ruppert, ten, 353 East Seventh street, who had his entry in the form of a boat. George Kinowski, 11, 171 St. Charles street, won a speedometer for third prize with his entry of a New Orleans Mardi Gras float.___________ Abductor of Illinois Woman Slays Her Husband, Father Rockford, 111. A young farmer, disappointed In his atten- tions to another man's wife, killed her husband and father last night, and forced her to accompany him on his wild flight ot 100 miles over northern Illinois highways. At her first opportunity, dark- haired Kathy Anderson, 20-year- old mother of three'children, seized the pistol with which Glenn Marsh, 28.' shot down her husband father, and jumped from his auto- mobile. Marsh made no attempt to con- tinue the abduction and sped off. He and his automobile, the windows smashed In a violent struggle dur- ing the ipo-mllo ride with his cap- tive, were the objects ,of a wide- spread police hunt today. Dead In the shooting were the. woman's husband, Vcrnon, 28, a neighbor farmer of Marsh, and her father, Grant Muhrleln, 52, of Northport, Mich. Story Pieced Together Chief Folko Bcngston of Rock- ford police and Sheriff John Enrl- etta, Jr., of Grundy county, where the woman broke away from Marsh, pieced together this story: In July, Marsh became infatuated with Mrs. Anderson, a neighbor, but did not tell his wife, Audrey, 27, until last week. Yesterday when he learned the Andersons were plan- ning to move from the Rockford area he left home. Mrs. Marsh nnd her two children, Richard five, and Susan, three, w.enti to the -home of Rockford friends to live. She also visited (Continued 011 PaR-c 3, Column 5.) ABDUCTOR Gras grand procession. J. R. Watkins Company Iowa Child Killed As Blast Wrecks Two Apartments Davenport, child was killed and nine persons, includ- ing six children, were Injured last night when an explosion demolished two apartments near the edge of the city's business district. Two of the nine victims in. Mercy hospital were in critical condition suffering from burns and cuts. The explosion, which police said caused by a gas leak from an undisclosed source, wrecked the two of the row of apartments a half block long on Warren street. The blast was felt throughout the busi- ness district of this east central Iowa community of and de- bris was tossed for nearly B, half block. The apartments occupied by the families of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hertlg and Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wymer were wrecked by the explo- sion. The Hertigs' six-year-old daughter, Mary, was killed and her mother and two young sisters were injured. Others injured included Mr. and Mrs. Wymer and their three young daughters, and Mrs. Clara Haas, 75. Shrieks of tots and young girls re- echoed each time the fearsome-vis- agod dragon bored deep'.y into the crowds. Leading the parade was the Am- erican Legion color guard, followed by the special guests car occupied by Leo C. La France, acting Asso- ciation of Commerce president; Mayor John Druey; Stephen S. Sa- dowski, president of the Civic'asso- ciation; J. A. Lester, president of the West End Commercial club, and J. W. Dugan, parade marshal. More than 225 local Mardi Gras- clad Boy Scouts and high school students assisted in pulling and car- rying parade balloons. The parade itself started at Lib- erty and Third streets and proceed- ed west on Third street to Wash- ington street, north on Washing- ton street to Second street and east on Second street to Franklin street, where it disbanded. High School Bands Area high school bands adding rhythm to the proceedings were from St. Charles, Alma, Galesville, Whitehall, Independence, Rushford, Wabasha, Arcadia and Plalnvlew. Most of these bands reached the parade assembly point from their respective towns in special school buses. The Winona High school____ band also added its martial fan- Greek court an- farcs and drum beats to the Mardi nouncemer.t said the condition of rirnv fyrcmrl Ksi nn. T__ronnrhpri Sllffe p. m. Mrs. Frikken checked the stove, and found everything all right. An hour later, tho father awakened to find the building en- veloped in flames. He was unable to reach the room where the two girls were sleeping, either from Inside or outside the dwelling, but the boy. Richard, got it of the room. A fourth child, eight-month-old Bonnie Ellen, was carried to safety by her parents. The baby was sleep- ing In the same room as her parents. The two Harbors fire responded to the alarm but------- the fire beyond control when they arrived. 2 PoKceKiJTed In Reno Gun Fight Reno, Nev. Two Reno po- lice officers were killed and an 18- year-old Seattle youth was wounded In a gun battle in a Carleton hotel suite here early today. Two other youths were arrested. Killed were: Night Captain Roy Geach. about 50, veteran member of the police department. Detective Sergeant Allen Gloss, about 40. Detective Sergeant Gene Cowan who accompanied tho other two of- ficers to the hotel to Investigate a double holdup yesterday, said the officers were shot by Daniel Black- well, Seattle, "who discharged a .38 caliber automatic seven times as po- lice pulled the covers oE him as he lay in Both Geach and Gloss fell. Cowan rushed into the room, firing at the youth in bed. One bullet struck him in the side. Condition of Greek pecial school __ TT High school Monarch Uncha King Paul suffering _____ puny office from paratyphoid workers received an unscheduled unchanged today and that his tern- serenade when all participating high pej.ature did not exceed 101 degrees, school bands gathered in the main Fahrenheit. (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) 1 (Paratyphoid fever resembles ty- MARDI GRAS jphoid in some of Its symptoms.) .1 Two Inches of snow fell at Man- area became extremely heav. many minor with nOP- of curs off the Heavy wet snow cracked tele- phone and power wires, and Interferred with bnnlnew ocnoois closed early, and seneral storm conditions prevailed A SOO-man crew struggled today to restore snarled communications and hun- dreds of others worked to clear pays clogged by the aeeaoM snow Friday. The Northwestern Bell Telephone Company reported that 450 lone distance circuits from Minneapolis still were out, with 23 small still Isolated. The three to six of wet (Continued on Pane 3, Catena STORM Weather This Gasoline Pump, scarred by more than a score of bullets, shows how intense was the gun battle between posse and two small Fosston, Minn., boys who literally "shot up" the town. The boys, eight and ten. were ulti- mately subdued. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and fair and cold and hard freeze agata tonight; low 25. Increasing cloudi- ness with slowly rising tempera- ture Sunday, snow Sunday day 39. and con- tinued cold with snow Hurries to- night. Sunday Increasing cloudi- ness with scattered snow and continued cold. Wisconsin Considerable _ ness and continued cold with caslonal snow flurries tonight and WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 36; minimum, 28; noon, 30- precipitation, .02; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pep. Bcmidji 30 21 .01 Chicago.............. 52 31 Denver 41 Duluth 34 International Falls 32 Mirmeapolis-St. Paul 33 Seattle ..............57 Phoenix .............69 Regina 28 The Pas 26 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Red Wing H 2.6 3 Lake City 6.4 -r -1 Reads 12 3.8 -r -3 Dam 4, T. W. 4.2 Dam 5, T. W. 2.4 .1 Dam 5A, T. W. J. Winona (C.P.) 3 5.3 .1 Dam G. Pool 10.2 3 Dam'6, T. W. -4.2 Dakota (C.P.) 7-5 Dam 7, Pool 3.4 Dam 7, T. W. 1.9 La Crosse 12 4.7 Tributary Streams Chlppewa at Durand. 2.8 .4 Zumbro at Theilman 2.4 .4 Buffalo above Alma.. 2.4 .2 Black at Neillsville... 3.1 .1 Black at Galesville... 2.6 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.6 .2 Root at Houston......5.7 .1 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnbcrg, Iowa.) During the next 48 hours, stages will remain practically stationary throughout this river district. 22 24 23 26 47 33 9 19 .67 .58 .49 .Iff .07.