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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Kalr tonlfht 2 Days to Register for Swlmmine Foot Election Nov. I Full Wire New. Report of The Associated Prew Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47, NO. 199 WJNONA. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 10. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PACES VULUlvic. INW. ivv________________________________ Corn Gain May Help Fill Aid Demands Employment Survey to Start Monday Every Business Place in City Will Be Contacted An employment and industrial rurvey will bo conducted In Winona next week by the Association or Commerce in cooperation with the local Minnesota State Employment once. Every business enterprise will be contacted. As complete coverage of Individ- uals and business places Is needed, employers have been requested to have the following information available when Interviewers call: Present number of men employed, present number of women employ- ed present number of men and women part-time workers employ- ed present number of men and women veterans and employment figures for men and women as of October 1, 1940, and as of October 1 1945. Employers will also be ask- ed to estimate their employment r.rcds as of January, 1948. and April, 1948. Seek Reliable Facts Purpose of the survey is to se- cure reliable employment and in- dustrial figures nnd facts us the first step in the establishment of a monthly employment trend report to be published by the local employ- ment office. "We says A. J. Anderson, secretary-manager of the associa- tion, "to uncover some surprising and interesting statistics. During the war period and since VJ-day, many new industries and businesses have started up in Winona. Em- ployment is at an nil-time high. We have everything except facts and figures, and we expect to get these from the survey. A crew of trained employment service interviewers will start out Monday morning and will cover the city and Its suburbs. All manufac- turing, wholesale and retail trade and service- establishments will be contacted. The self-employed, such us doctors, dentists, lawyers and other professional groups will also be Included. The survey, when com- pleted, will include every salary and wage earner and self-employed in- dividual in the community. Vocational training information, to be used by the public school offi- cials, is also incorporated in the questionnaire. To expedite school planning for vocational training, employers will be asked what school courses will best servo as supple- mental training for their present employed and whnt vocational courses the schools can give to facil- itate employment of graduates in the employer's particular business. Little Time Required Not more than five to ten min- utes of any employer's time will be required for tho interview. Infor- mation collected will be held strictly confidential nnd will be used only in Uic compilation of a summary for use In community planning and In- dustrial development. When the survey Is completed, re- will bo tubulated nnd analyzed. A complete report will be prepared, to be nvnllnblc to nil employers and the public, Riving a detailed pic- ture of employment in the com- munity as it was before the war, two years ago nnd is now. This initial survey will be used as a basis for future monthly labor trends reports. Each month a sam- pling of employment information in key Industries and businesses will be secured from which levels and trends of employment will be pre- pared for the use of employers and the Association of Commerce in community planning nnd industrial development. SUinley S. Hammer, manager of the employment olllcc, ntutes that the employment Interviewers who flo the actiml Interviewing, before coins Into tho Uriel, will be thor- oughly briefed nucl instructed. President 'Soft' To i-vcH and Truman, siiys Senntor; water Robert A. Taft, never "hnd a will to uiul "the present confu- sion nnd unfortunate- condition of the world toilny l" due to Democratic politic.-.." The Ohio Kc-piibllcnn, chnlrmnn of the Senate poli-jy committee, re- viewed Republican foreign policy principles and discussed high prices in two addresses last night at north shore suburban communities. (Tnft, m n speech in Tucomii, Wash.. Sep- tember 25. detailed the party's for- eign policy At a Republican rally in Wlnnet- kn. Tnft criticized what he termed the Truman administration's "soft attitude toward Russia, a theory that K Stalin Is given everything he wanted he would turn out to bo an ancel of licht nntl lend us to pence." He told the rully that one of the major reasons "Thero are high prices today is because there have been no restraints on exports. We gave thr President power to limit exports but he did not do so." Youngdahl Palestine Partition St. I'uul Governor Young- clahl Thursday headed a group of state officials which sent telegrams to the United Nations American delegation asking that its members support the establishment of Pal- estine as a scparitc state. In Ragged Clothes and shoe- less, seven-year-old Paul Espar- za, Jr., tells his story in Juvenile hall, Los Angeles, Calif., after sheriff's deputies reported they found him locked and crying in a five-foot square closet with- out lights, windows Or toilet. Sheriff's Lieutenant Robert Summers said the boy told him his father, a cement worker, had locked him in the closest the last six clays before leaving for work. The father was booked on suspicion of child neglect. (A.P. Wlrephoto.) Honda Knot Escorted Into San Francisco San grey trans- port slipped through the mists of the Golden Gate today with the bodies of men who died in World War first to fall and the first to come home. A nation's grateful tribute greeted the first funeral ship returning the war of them victims of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor which sowed American cemeteries all over the world. In Washington, the Capitol flag dipped to honor here- tofore extended only on the death of n President or a member of Congress. The transport Honda Knot, in- bound from Honolulu, carried bodies. In addition to the Pearl Harbor dead, the ship also bore some who died in later battles In China, India and Burma. In all, nearly Americans lost their lives in World War n. Actually the conflict cost figure does not include the missing or those who died as prisoners. The Honda Knot and a transport from Europe, due In New York October 25, are the first of of- ficials say three-fourths of all Americans who died abroad prob- ably will be returned for burial. At noon, the Honda Knot drop- ped anchor 300 yards off the curv- ing Marina shore, just Inside the Golden Gate. Forty-eight planes nseortod her into San Francisco bay. As memorial services began, artillery fired a measured, 21-gun salute. From the shore, a little launch carried a simple wreath to the Truman's tribute from the nation. Leaves from trees In all parts of the country were used to form the wreath. Then, a minute of silence, fol- lowed by the national anthem, played by an army-navy band. After tups, the Honda Knot moved on down the bay to dock at the Oak- land army base. Six cn.skctK will lie in state In the rotunda of Sim Francisco's city hall Saturday morning, represent- ing tho army, navy, coast guard, marine corps, air forces and service- attixchetl civilians. Within three days, and with the greatest reverence, nil caskets will be sent to tholr final resting places, in accord with the wishes of next of kin. With each will go a guard of honor. The Hondn Knot was christened In Duluth, Minn., February 25, 1945, by Mrs. George F. Dolnn, a St. Paul woman. It was built at the Butler Shipbuilders, Inc., A. F. L. Heads Attempt to Check Lewis Ask Elimination of in Affidavit Issue By Harold Ward San A.F.L, leaders slapped down a defiant John L. Lewis today by voting to strip 12 other vice-president! of the "office" In the federation by which he was able to bar the door of the National Labor Relations board to 1.500 tiny local unions. Thought not a "red" sympathizer himself, Lewis refused to sign the affidavit required by the Taft-Hart- ley act disavowing communism. Unions whose officers don't sign, cannot use the National Labor Re- lations board. The little locals, with mem- bers, need the NLRB's protective facilities most among the A.Fi.'s big family of unions. Their na- tional "officers" are the council members. The 15-man council, over the op- position of Lewis, voted to do away with the offices of vice-president, leaving only President William Green and Secretary-Treasurer George Meany as "officers" of the federation. Council Members Lewis and his 12 vice-presidential colleagues would become council members, retaining their numerical order of seniority on that policy making body. j One council member predicted the convention would adopt the .posal by a seven-eights majority, but 'delegates whispered they expected the militant Lewis to put up at least B token fight on the convention floor A constitutional amendment, requiring a two-thirds vote, is neces- sary to put the change in effect. Few now believe that Lewis would go so far as to "toko a walk" from the A.F.L. over it. He brought his miners back to the feder- ation in January, 1946, a decade after he had led them out to help form the C.I.O. Later he split with the CJ.O., too, Despite the executive councils unique move, rumblings were heard from the convention delegates that even that might not suffice to make the federal locals eligible to use the board. As "council members" they still might be considered officers of the federal unions by NLKB interpreta- tion, some Influential A.F.L. dele- gates argued. Tuesday Deadline for Election Registration The final day to register for the swimming pool election will be Tuesday, not Monday. In observance of Columbus day, which is Sunday, the city building offices will be closed all day Monday. It will be im- possible to register for the election on that day. However, on Tuesday the city recorder's office on the third floor of the city building will be open from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. That will be the deadline tor registration. The office will be open from 8 a. m. to noon Saturday. Anyone who has not voted here since 1945 must re-register to be eligible to vote in the swimming pool referendum No- vember 3. In addition those who have moved since last voting must report their change ol address. Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio and former Minnesota Governor Harold E. Stassen are shown at luncheon at a Republican rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Both are G.O.P. presidential When the ship left Honolulu, Robert Butler, U. S. umbusaador to Australia and president of the shipyards, was present for the de- parture ceremonies. La Follette Cites Value of Production Dccatur, 111. Former Wls- consln Governor Philip La Follettc Rcd vpvKnrrlrw "Tnll _ i_ declared ment and high full employ- production mean Weather (Sec today's weather map on Page FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and ally fair tonight and Saturday. A little warmer tonight with a low of 53. Bather mild Saturday with a Minnesota: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Scattered showers north tonight. Continued mild. Wisconsin: Partly cloudy north and pleasant fall weather south to- night and Saturday. Armies of Arab Nations Moving Toward Palestine By Carter L. Davidson Beirut, armies of five Arab nations started moving today, translating into action lost night's Arab league resolutions calling on the Arab- world to defend Palestine from Zionism with men and money. War office spokesmen in Lebanon and Syria said troops of those two countries bordering on Palestine had begun rolling at mid- night nnd were "maneuvering" near the frontier. Troops of King Abdullah's Arab legion of Trans-Jordan, reputedly the largest and best-squipped mili- tary force in the oil-rich Middle East, started massing along the river Jordan In half a dozen hastily spot- ted camps. Egyptians Massing 'Watchdog' Unit Shaped Despite Russian Boycott By Larry Hauclc Lake a Rus- sian boycott threat, the United Na- tions went ahead today with crea- tion of a "watchdog" commission in the turbulent Balkans. The blunt Soviet announcement of noncooperatlon, delivered to the assembly's 57-nation political com- mittee by Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vlshlnsky in angry tones yesterday, was followed quickly by similar statements from Poland, Yugoslavia, the Soviet TJkr.iine, White Russia and Chechoslovakia. Debute Continues Vishinsky's statement came in the midst of another violent attack on the United States-sponsored Bal- kans commission and left delegates Ten Killed 12 Hurt in Chicage Fire 16-Flat Apartment May Have Been Ignited Deliberately Chicago Ten persons, in- cluding six children and four wom- en were killed and more than n. dozen others were injured early to- day in a fire which swept through a crowded four-story apartment building on the city's near north- west side. All of the dead and injured in the blaze, which police and fire offi- cials said appeared to have been of incendiary origin, were Negroes, Fourteen were hospitalized. Firemen searched the smoldering ruins of the IG-apartment build- ing after early reports had placed the death- toll as high as 20. 250 in Building More than 250 persons were re- ported by police and firemen to have been in the building when the blaze broke out under a stairway on the first floor and spread quickly through the roof. Fire Commissioner Michael J. Cor- rigan said a charred can that smell- ed strongly of- kerosene was found in the stairwell. He believed that the lire had been deliberately start- ed. Panic gripped the tenants as the flames mounted rapidly up the stairs, penetrating all 16 flats. One woman was killed and four other persons were Injured as they plung- ed out of windows before firemen reached the burning structure. Net Breaks Five tenants leaped into the fire- men's landing- net before a part of it was torn by the impact of a heavy man. A minute later a wom- an jumped into the torn net and was killed. Other tenants fled down the stairs or descended on a fire escape. Two women and six children per- ished by sullocatlon or were fatally burned in third and fourth floor apartments. The dead children in- cluded two boys about one and three, and four girls ranging in age from two to 15. The Lebanon press said mechan- ized patrols of tills force were rang- ing along the whole length of Pal- estine's eastern boundry in readi- ness for what the papers called in- vasion of eastern Palestine. To tine south, reliable sources in Beirut said, Egyptian forces were preparing to move into the Sana! desert, and Saudi Arabian cavalry was reported crossing into Egyptian ____....... momentarily stunned. However, LOCAL WEATHER chairman Joseph Bech of Luxem- Officlal observations for the calmly called for the debate hours ending at noon today: Maximum, 68; minimum, 48; noon 67' precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at p. m.: sun rises to- morrow at a. m. EXTENDED FORECASTS Wisconsin Minnesota: Tempera- tures will average six to eight de- grees above normal in Minnesota and northern Wisconsin and eight to ten degrees above normal south- ern Wisconsin. Normal maximum 57 northern Minnesota to 63 south- ern Wisconsin. Normal minimum 35 northern Minnesota to 43 southern Wisconsin, Mild fall weather with fairly frequent brief showers north- ern and central Minnesota and ex- treme northwestern Wisconsin throughout period and more gen- erally and becoming briefly cooler late Monday or Tuesday, Average precipitation ranging from about Vi inch Minnesota to 3A inch or less extreme southern Wisconsin. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max, Min, prec. Chicago Denver............ DOS Molnes........ Duluth International Falls Miami 83 Minneapolls-St. Paul 72 New Orleans......... 85 44 48 53 45 39 74 53 70 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN 03 70 71 52 55 .20 .19 .35 'on commission membership to con- tinue. Premier Paul-Henri Spaak of Belgium and U. S. Delegate Her- schel V. Johnson then remarked tartly that the Soviet decision was to be regretted but there was no cause to turn back. May Bar Commission Moscow's move means that the Soviet bloc of countries will net take part in the election to the commission nor iri its work. Further, most observers interpreted, the step to mean that any group sent to the Bnlkans by the XT.N. would never get a foot on the soil of Albania, Yugoslavia or Bulgaria, the three countries accused in a security coun- cil commission's report of foment- ing unrest on Greece's northern bor- ders. Vishinsky's speech was a sequal to Wednesday's 34 to 6 committee decision authorizing the Balkans commission. Still remaining to be decided were the makeup of the body and whether the authorizing resolution would condemn by rmmc Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania. Denny Resigning As FCC Chairman Washington W) Charles R. Flood Stage 24-hr, Stage Today Change City economic well-being for any na- tion." Advising the Macon county teach- ers' institute "not to worry about debts Incurred" if America Is kept at work, La Follettc asserted, "Wealth comes from work. Nations cannot afford unemployment. Man cannot live by bread alone, but must have a part in creative work." Shortage of Steel to Idle Detroiters Detroit Shutdowns attrib- uted to a shortage of steel will idle approximately Chrysler Cor- poration workers and em- ployed by the Brlggs Manufacturing Company next week. About 9.400 moro workers, em- ployes of Hudson Motor Car Com- pany will remain away from work during a. modul changeover. Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5, T.W. Dam 5A, T.W. Winona (C.P.) 13 Dam 6, T.W. Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, T.W. La Crosse 12 Tributary Streams Chlppewa at Durand 2.0 Zumbro at Thcilman 2.7 Buffalo above Alma 2.0 Trempealeau at Dodge O.G Black at Nelllsville 2.7 Black at Galesville 2.3 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.0 2.4 6.1 3.4 4.2 2.6 3.3 5.5 4.2 7.7 4.7 .1 .1 .1 Boot at Houston 5.0 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttenberfr) Except for n very slight further rise from Prairie du Chien south- ward, there will be very little change in this river district over the week- end. 'No Knowledge' Jerusalem Tile Pales- tine government declared today it Ji.i-s no knowledge of Arab troop concentrations on I'alcsline's borders. "In view of persistent rumors of Arab troop concentrations on Palestine's northern and south- ern borders we arc asked to state emphatically that the Palestine government has no knowledge of such troop the government's pulillc Infor- mation officer said. Andresen Returns, Says French Need Bread Grain Soon New congress- men returned Thursday from a six- week survey of conditions in 18 European countries and reported they found "unwarranted optimism" on the question of aid from the United States. The House members, by agree- ment, were silent on whether a spe- cial session of Congress was needed to meet European stop-gap needs. Representative Francis Case (R.- SD..) said he found "a false impres- sion among too many In Europe that the Marshall plan has now been written and accepted by the United States. They "don't understand our legislative processes." Representative August Andresen (R.-Minn.) said the subcommittee which agriculture he headed. found France undoubtedly would need bread grain from the United States soon, and decided that condi- tions were worse in Germany and Austria. Mower Co. Pioneers Form Organization territory at the Invitation of thej Egyptian government to participate Oj ft jjowol. County Pioneers asso- cordoning off the JHoly Land clnljon Was completed at a meet- In with a ring of steel. Seven Saudi Arabian airplanes were reported unofficially to have landed at Egyptian airdromes. Sources close to the war ministry estimated a mobile force of Lebanese soldiers reached the Pales- tine frontier before dawn today. Four States Abdel Rahman Azzam Pasha, sec- retary-general of the Arab league, who disclosed last night that actual troop movements were under way to implement the league council's resolutions, flew to Amman today With Premier Salih Jabur, reported- ly to ask Abdullah's permission to put Iraq troops into Trans-Jordan to support the eastern flank of the armed cordon around Palestine. The league's resolution last night said the decision to use troops and money to back up Palestine's Arabs Ing here with the naming of officers Major General Blanton Win- ship, 77. former governor of Puerto Rico, died last night of a heart attack while talking with friends at the Chevy Chase Country club in Maryland near C. A native of Macon, Ga.. he served as a captain in the First Georgia infantry in the Span- ish-American war. He was an aide to General Funston, mili- tary governor of Vera Cruz, Mexico, after U. S. naval forces captured the city in 1914 and turned it over -to the army. G.I. Families On I wo Safe After Storm Iwo Jima, (IP) Wind-weary American servicemen and their de- pendents emerged from storm shel- ters early this morning after 36 hours concealment from a vicious typhoon which howled across this battlefield Island at speeds reach- ing 170 miles an hour. Correspondents flying here from Japan found no casualties or In- juries among the servicemen and 24 dependent families stationed here. But damage to installations was extensive. The winds smashed like giant hands on scores of buildings, ripped out the island's inner com- munications system and snatched the flagpole off Mt. Suribachi, link- ed in history Trtth the U. S. marines who captured this one-time Japan- ese bastion. 6-Month Set Back Major Svend W. Nielsen, Knox- ville, Term., the island's engineer- ,ing officer, said ruefully that the storm's havoc "sets us back at least six but the Island com- mander. Colonel Raleigh Macklin, Ottawa, Kan., was thankful that the loss was not greater. The typhoon struck hardest at buildings on which maintenance had been allowed to lag. Nearly half of Iwo Jima's buildings are quonset huts, and the wind ripped through some of them like a giant can-opener while stomping others flat. Buildings which had been main- tained showed fewer traces of the storm which drove sand and rain at an average of 140- miles an hour against parked aircraft, huts, ware- houses and the memorial atop Mt. Suribachi. Peak Thursday The storm, which drove the is- land's residents to shelter Wednes- day evening, reached its peak early Thursday. There was no evidence of fear among the residents during the storm. Most took shelter in am- munition set slightly below ground surface, with sand piled against the outside walls and over the roofs. A few servicemen dodged into old Japanese caves. The typhoon, named "Rosalind" for identifying purposes by the weather wing, began a northward curve this afternoon which was ex- pected to throw its outer fringes southern Japan tomorrow Part of the storm was hit Tokyo within 48 Danger From Frost Diminishing 54 Million Bushels Over Previous Estimate Seen BULLETIN Washington The Agri- culture department today esti- mated this year'N wcathcr- battcrcd corn crop at 000 bushels and the wheat crop at bushels, a. new record. The corn estimate Ls bushels more than the depart- ments bushel fore- emit a, month ago. The crop fell below hut year's record of bushels because of cool, wet weather at planting time and a. drought in mid- summer. Production for ten-year period (1936-45) aver- aged Denny, Federal chairman of the was 'intended to counterbalance Communications commls- what the Arabs called terrorist sion, hns resigned effective Octo- ber 31. The White House made public late organizations and Zionist forces which 'threaten the security of Palestine Arabs." yesterday Denny's letter of resigna-j It called upon the four tion saying that "from a financial standpoint it is not possible for me to remain longer in the government which border directly on Palestine j Trans-Jordan, Syria ________ take military pro- service." The commissioners makeicciutions on Palestine boundaries." a year. I 'Propaganda. Threat' (At Lake Success, N. Y. spokes- men! -or Britain and for She Jewish Agency minimized the importance of the Arab league action. The Jew- ish Agency Spokesman called it obviously a "propaganda threat" timed to coincide with United Na-( tions deliberations on the problem of the Holy Land's future. i (British sources said the Arab countries would not be able to muster any major military forces unless given considerable time. Hec- tor McNeil, the British minister of state, declared "I can't believe that these responsible governments are permitting such irresponsible be- Denny declined to comment on reports that he will become asso- ciated with a radio chain. Triplets Given Slight Chance for Survival New Orleans, Triplet girls who weigh only about one pound apiece were given only a slight chance of survival today by their dentist father. They are the daughters of Dr. and Mrs. Orman Goggin. Dr. Goggin said they were born two months prematurely and at three-minute intervals yesterday at Touro in- firmary, i and start of plans to preserve his- torical records and honor pioneers Richard Rahllly, Austin, was elect- Representative Clare Hoffman right, tells newsmen details of Senate-House "watchdog" committee hearing in Washing- ton at which NLRB members were questioned on decision to exempt C.I.O. and A.F.L. heads from communist declaration clause of Taft- Hartley act. CA-P. By Ovid A. Martin and Sterling F. Green 'Washington The govern- ment looked anxiously to a new crop forecast today for a boost in the corn yield estimate which would case the world graia shortage. Despite signs of bettered Midwest crop conditions, President Truman clearly was not banking on any great gain. Public observance or days is of easing Eu- rope's hunger, he told his weekly news conference. meatless and eggless 'vital importance" in Chairman the citizens' Charles Luckman of food committee, wait- ing for the verdict from distillers and brewers on his drastic conser- vation proposals for their industries, said nation-wide cooperation Is es- sential to "the saving of peace." Report Guarded The new crop report was closely guarded within the Agriculture de- partment and awaited with unusual eagerness in the grain-conscious capital. It contains .the department's es- timate of production of. all major crops as of October 1. A boost of bushels