Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
Tomorrow Is the Last Day to Register for Swimming: Pool Election W EATHER Pftlr and lonllhti and to for Swimming Tool Election Nov. 3 Full Leaied Wire News Report of The Pren Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 201 WJNQNA. MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 13. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES 1'V' Soviet May Back Palestine Partition WvrMirkM I 'Bomb' Remains A Mystery No Missiles Fired at Mexican Border, Area Officials Say El Faxo. Texas A flaming object which soared over the Texas- Mexico border and crashed near the Zamalayuca mountains of Mexico with a loud explosion and billowing smoke remained a mystery today. The point of Impact was said to be less than ten miles from where an off-track V-2 rocket- crashed south of Juarez May 20. Public relations ofliccrs at the White Sands. N. M., proving grounds said no V-2 rockets have been fired since October 9. Military officials at air fields and other Installations in the Southwest said that no Kulclecl missiles had been fired Sunday and that no rocket planes were missing from fields In the area. Two persons claimed to have seen the fiery object and others In the Fabcns. Texas, area 28 miles away, heard the explosion. From tT. S.7 The explosion occurred at ap- proximately a, m. Sunday. Billows of unaecountcd-for-smolce were reported seen by two persons on the El Poso-Fabcns highway about the time the explosion was heard. Sabas Aranda, a reserve co.ptaln In the Mexican army, reported the Incident first. Ho said ho saw tho object traveling from east to west, which would indicate that it came direction of the United said he near his Mexico, when ho from the States. Aranda home (it Caseta, saw the object. "Attracted by a brilliant Arnnda said, "I looked up and saw nti ooject UullInB blue flame travel- ing at great speed cast to wast. It made no noise while traveling but two blasts were heard shortly after It disappeared over the sandhills near Colonla Reforma." Colon'n Re- small town near the Hear Aranda was not sure whether the object crashed Into tho sand hills Is border. Several or mountains. Several ptrxoni In Colonla Ro- forma claimed to havo heard the explosion. Aranda said the object did not have a trail of smoke. Jim Halloron. city editor or tho El Paso Times quoted local metcor- as wiylng that had the ob- ject been n meteor, It would have been accompanied by a trnll oJ smoke and a rumbling noise. Hivllonm nnld thut far us he knew, no attempts had been made to reach tho Impact area late yes- terday. Ho estimated tho of Ihc explosion about 15 miles from El Paso. He said that Stephen Agulrrc, United States consul at Juarez. the bortlijr from El I'ntio, hud informed tho United Stntn.i ftmbn.wulor in Mexico City ot tho Incident. House Farm Unit To Visit Austin of thti House agriculture committee will overnight nt Au.itln, Minn., October 21 on the Kroup'jf tour of the nation to Krt first-hand Information In formuliitlnc n long-ranRC farm pro- gram. No hearings will bo held at Austin, but the group will have dinner there visit a bnby pig disease exper- iment nt the Ilormel Institute. The Aus'-in stop will be sandwiched in between a hearing October 24 at Madison. WIs., and another nt Sioux City, Iowa. October 27. Committee members who expect to make thr entire trip starting to- day at Durham. N. H., and endlnj? nt'Fresno. Callt., November 17 in- clude Chairman Hope Representatives Arnold (R.- Horvrn Gross Pn.i, nnd Crnnttcr Oihrrs who will take part In some of the Include: Representative-.-! August H. Andrc- wn Johnson (R.-I1U, Murray Glllio Hill Simpson (R.-I1U, Fuller Bramblett (R.- Pa.1, Goff Cotton (R.- Zimmerman Pace Poane George M Grant (D.-Ala.l, Gnthlnw. CD.- Ark.i. McMillan Worlcy (D.-Trxn.ii nncl Abrrnethy CD.- 14-Year-Old First S. D. Hunting Fatality White Lake. S. G'.lsKcndorf, >4- ut'lvr White Lake, win fatally Injured In a hunting ncclctrnt Sunday, believed to bo the first fiitn! hunting rnlrthap In South Dakota this sea.ion. The boys' .shotcun war, dlsehnrKud iLCcicU-nuUly into his abdomen while he was riding u motor scooter through a field in o hunt for ducks. as Ms-asar s Company in Buffalo, N, Y. CAP; Wlrephoto.) Unlikely, Diplomatic Experts Believe Washinfrton Despite Rus- sia's all out battle against the Mar- shall plan, top American Informants now predict that the Soviet union will stop short of a final breakdown of relations with this country any time soon. This estimate, it was learned from official sources, is entering Into basic planning now being under- taken for tho "Big Four" foreign -ministers meeting November 25 at London and German and Austrian Peaco settlements. It also figures In development of American poli- cies in current United Notions meet- ing at New York. The view Is that Russia will cam- paign to the limit against the Unit- ed States on great world Issues but will not at this point be willing to wreck any Important piece of ma- chinery for international negotia- tions. This opinion Is understood to have been de- fense and other policy-making of- ficials by two American .leaders abroad who returned to Washing- ton a few days URO. They are Am- bassador Walter Bedell Smith, Am- erican envoy to Moscow, and Gen- eral Lucius D. Clay. American com- mander in Germany. Three Phases The week will bring major de- velopments on at least three sec- tors of the economic front, all In- volving to some extent the central program of tho Russian-American controversies. These developments are: 1. A top level conference was scheduled to open today between a committee representing the 18 na- tions which at Paris recently plan- ned a European recovery program under the long range Marshall plan and members of President Tru- man's interdepartmental committee on tho plan. The 1C nations want 000 In American financial help over a four year period. 2. France is due to run out of dollars about mid-week and there- upon to cease nil purchases in the United States of coal, fats, and fuel __supplies essential to the political stability as well the economic well being of France. American officials searched des- perately over the weekend for some means to minimize the effect. They were worried not only about the dls-1 ruptlon of the French economy but also about the potential political re- sult. France is "holding municipal elections next Sunday and the com- munists nro making propaganda capital out of negotiations with Russia for wheat. 3. Tho United States and Britain are expected to reach substantial agreement before next weekend on plans for increasing American dol- lar expenditures in western Ger- many, possibly by ta to Biake up a deficit in occupation costs duo to. Britain's shortage of dollars. Chance for Austrian Pact Some American diplomatic au- thorities believe there-is a reason- ably good chance that the Russians may be willing to make acceptable concessions on the Austrian peace and thus- provide a substantial ac- complishment for the London con- ference. Other authorities say the Russians at least may be expected to make the minimum agreements necessary to keep the London conference from being written off as a'dismal fail- ure and the foreign ministers coun- cil from splitting up and never meeting again. The underlying theory of all this is that world conditions are still too uncertain for cither Russia or tho United States ;o come to final conclusions on policy. Baron Rothschild Succumbs at 75 Lausanne, Ba- ron Hcndl de Rothschild, 75, a mem- ber of the noted French banking family and cousin to tho English Rothschilds, died Sunday at hl.s cs- lalo at Jouxctcna, near Lausanne. Tho baron, who had suffered from a heart ailment for several years, was tho founder of the Institute Pierre Curie in Paris, which he equipped at his own expense and supplied with frco radium for can- cer treatment, Widely famed for his philanthro- pies, ho tilno was known as a soleti- llNt, gentleman farmer, art patron and sportsman. Seven Killed As House Burns Mount Union, A 20-ycar- old woman and six of her nine chil- dren were killed as a flash fire swept through their small frame farm- house near here. Coroner James J. B. Shore Identi- fied the mother as Mrs. Alberta Ruby, and tha children as Rose, nine; Richard, seven; Janice, five; Patsy, threef Kenneth, one, and Linda, five months. Shore said the children all perish- ed In the charred wreckage of tholr the youngest as sno slept in her crib the first while Mrs, Ruby died several hours after tho fire Saturday nlRht. The blaze apparently started, Shore said, as Mrs. Ruby was at- tempting to start a kitchen stove and n can of kerosene was over- turned. Three children Alberta, 12, Doro- thy, ten, and Salina, eight managed to CKcapc. Thn father was at work at tho time. Shore said. 2 Rescued After 8 Days Adrift Mobile, Ala. After drifting eight clays aboard a small .boat in tho Quit of Mexico, Ed van Bu- rcn, 53, retired photographic supply dealer and his wife, 47, St. Peters- burg, Fla., made port hero Sunday lean and hungry and with a great dislike for sharks. General Sir Ian Hamilton, above, 94, inspector-general of Britain's overseas forces in World War I and commander of the Ill-fated Dardanelles expedi- tionary force in 1915, died at his home in London Sunday. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Feud Case Washington The Supreme court today refused to hear a case which held the possibility of an early showdown in the feud between Justices Robert -H. Jackson and Hugo Black. Jackson in his sensational state- ment from Nuernberg. Germany, In June, 1946, warned Black he should never again take part in a case filed by Black's former law partner. Black did not reply publicly to Jackson. Today the court refused to review new case filed by Black's one- tlmo partner, Grampian Harris, of Birmingham, Ala. The Supreme court's brief an- nouncement of rejection of Harris' Florida Area Flooded After Hurricane Planes Fly Into Storm to Conduct Dry Ice Experiment Miami, Flori- da slogged through its highest flood waters in 30 years today in the wake of a freakish tropical hurricane that whirled Into the Atlantic, chased by three air force planes to experi- ment in spraying dry ice storm clouds. The storm, with winds up to 60 miles per hour over a small area, moved toward the northeast, accom- panied by heavy squalls, after lash- Ing across southern Florida. Three planes, with 31 men aboard, took off Into the storm area at about feet while scientists studied the effect of spraying pounds of dry Ice into its center. They were to return to Tv.ncDill field at Tampa late today. The storm moved inland over the southwestern tip of Florida late Sat- urday and headed toward the great- er Miami area, accompanied by tor- rential rains, sharp flashes of light- ning and winds up to 75 miles an hour. It passed south of Everglades city Saturday and did little damage un- til it crossed the lower Everglades and pounded the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas. Homes Flooded Hundreds of homes were flooded and thousands of residents sought shelter in schools and other public buildings. Some schools were made untenable, highways inundated, and transportation facilities crippled. Thousands of acres of lowlands, al- ready sodden by two previous storms and almost daily rains for nearly a month, were turned into virtual lakes. At Hamilton, Bermuda, two mem- bers of the U. B. army air forces told how they piloted a B-17 to the "eye" of the hurricane as It roared off the Florida coast yesterday. The pilots First Lieutenant George Kouglas ol StephenviHe, Texas, and First Lieutenant Charles B. Jones of New Bedford, carried out the hazardous mission for the 53rd Weather Reconnais- sance squadron. "We carried on the nightmare journey for three hours, taking pres- sures and feelinR our way into the center of the Kougias Give to the Community Chest Cut in Federal Aid Brings Need for Hike In Milk Fund Budget who awaited him here. "Suddenly, after hours of blackness and an al- most uncontrollable plane, we broke; A milk at home. into the 'eye' with brilliant sun- shine beating down on us. "The contract was unbelievable. The sky was deep blue but it and the sea, 500 feet below us, was a peaceful green, absolutely calm, con- trasting with the white fiuy of a few minutes before." 20 Minutes In 'Eye' Lieutenant Jones' wife and young appeal today did not Darlcnc were also on hand whether Black had taken part ln'for the greeting. The wives had had the decision to reject. Presumably he did so, since tho court in recent years has noted when a. Justice withdraws from consideration of an appeal. The court refused to reconsider IIKO lor BnnrisB lls decision that the federal pov- 'Thaclsal we thought eminent, has paramount; rlRhte to _ __ _ ,_.. 4H Iniins tnC Uall- sakl Van Buren. "Sharks. They used to swim around the boat wait- ing. There was a big one in par- ticular that used to turn on his side and look me right in the eyus. Yes, I'm going back and kill me some sharks." The couplo set out October 2 from Snead Island, Fla., to St. Peters- burg in tholr 40-foot boat, Nancy II, Their motor went dead and for eight days theV drifted with only a small store or -food, water and other supplies. During the time they saw only water, one buoy the last plane. The couple was picked up after Ralph SwaJTord of New Orleans, aboard the John Harlan, spotted a flare the Van Buren's had fired. oil In underwater lands off the Cali fornia coast. The state or California asked the court for a rehearing of the cnse, contending the decision would de-! prlvo every coastal .stato of enor- mous areas and valuable property rights. Doomed Boy Greets Santa Claus Early Scott, nine- year-old cancer victim, greeted Santa Claus early this year. Tommy had his Yulctlde Sunday, complete with a tinselled tree, dozens of gifts and turkey dinner. Physi- cians say that the boy, suffering from an incurable lymph gland can- cer, may not live until December 25. Tommy's parents, 'Mr. and Mrs. Lester Scott, put no restrictions on the small boy's fun yesterday. He wasn't warned to rest, and he play- ed hard wit hhls five brothers and sisters and the neighborhood chil- dren. Wipe Out Rent Controls to Lick Housing Shortage, Realtors Say Wnslilnfflon A wiping out of rent controls next spring "Is the next imperative step to lick completely the housing a subgroup of tho National Association of Real Estate boards said Sunday. Alexander Summer, Teanocfc, N. J., chairman of the realtors' Washington committee, will rec- ommend to the national asso- ciation that ellorts be continued as necessary to see to it that rent controls end February 29 as provided in the present, mo- dlfled rent control law. no word from their husbands for five days. After spending 20 minutes Inside tho Lieutenant Koufilas said, he and his co-pilot had to battle thelv way out acaln. "Hurricane winds of 140 miles an hour were beating against the air- craft and more than once it seemed Federal Aid Cut participating agency of the 1947 Winor.a Community chest, the milk fund this year must pay three cents for each bottle of milk as com- pared to two cents last year. This has been necessitated, by a cut in federal aid for the program. The purpose of the school milk fund is .to provide milk for indigent children not able to pay for milk themselves. They receive a half- pint of milk daily, cither in mid- morning or during lunchtimc. The milk fund, operated since 10-13 Is pnid for by tho Community chest and by federal aid through the federal aided lunch project. Schools choosing to receive this service arc Central, Lincoln, Madi- son. Jefferson, St.. Cnslmlr and Washlngton-Kosclusko. May Aid 300 said. When they finally reached Tampa, he added, they found that clpht (Continued on Tnffi; 13, Column 7' FLORIDA as though tho B-17 could r.ob stand. Lust year about 175 children re- un against the terrific he cclvcd milk daily from the fund. This year between 200 and 300 arc expected to be given milk cacli day. The milk will Rive the children part of the rcnulrcd calcium needed for healthy bones and teeth. Three- fourths or a quart of milk is needed daily for the required amount of calcium. Those receiving the free milk are not segregated from the rest the school children. No one knows who is getting the free milk or not. Officers of the milk fund are Sher- man A. Mitchell, president; Miss Velma Klein, and Otto PJctsch, treasurer. Part of every dollar given to this year's Community chest will help these children get part of the nour- ishment that they need so much Amputees Give Legless Boy Bike Philadelphia One hundred and seventy-five members of Am- putees of World War II are plan- ning to be on hand when nine-year- old Billy Thompkinson takes his first ride on the two-wheeler bicy- cle he's wanted so long. When Billy lost his leg in a traf- fic accident last September 8 It appeared he had been saving his money for a bicycle In vain. Philadelphia members of the am- putees organization, however, learn- ed of his plight Saturday and be- gan collecting funds to provide the boy with ft new that will enable him to ride a bike with the rest of the boys. This Building had the side ripped off by n tornado within the hurricane that itruck Miami, Flm. (A.P. Wlrephoto.) Driver Fatally Hurt When Car Hits Horse Palmyra. Con- don, 28, was injured fatally Sunday when his automobile hit a horse on the road near his home three miles north of here. Sipping contentedly on her bottle of milk Is Meredith West, five. 1175 West Howard street, during the mldmornlng period at school The Winona Schools Milk fund, an agency of .the Community ctfest dlstributesThalf-pint of milk dally to. needy children at school. No segregation Is made between those receiving the free milk; and those paying. (Republican-Herald photo.) Because-ot this year's higher cost of living, along with the higher prices to be paid for milk, the WI- nona Schools Milk fund, an agency of the Community chest, will serve more milk to local school children and will spend more money to oper- ate the project during the coming year, according to Sherman A. Mitchell, president of the milk fund. The higher cost of living has in- creased the number of school chil- dren receiving the half-pint of free milk each day. Reports show that Archbishop Asks OLO.toBack Foreign Relief Boston A Catholic arch- bishop today asked the CJC.O. to support such parts of American for- eign policy as will provide "food, money coal clothing, friendship and faith" world. for the needy of the This Archbishop Richard J. Gushing of Boston opened a CI.O. convention that Is fast tak- ing on International importance. Secretary of State George C. Marshall was the hottest topic as GOO or more delegates gathered for the first session. In the midst of an international crisis, the CJ.O. leadership invited Marshall here. He accepted Sun- day and will speak Wednesday. This is being interpreted as a slap by the CJ.O. at the w'lthln the C.I.O. and who have been attacking Marshall und American motives in helping Europe. Labor Support Abrond Archbishop Gushing called for "nonpolitical" aid to "all the needy of the world who turn to us." All Indications are that the C.I.O. con- vention will endorse just such n pro- gram. Leaders in tho C.I.O.'s right-wing majority are convinced that the In- vitation to Mai-shall, its acceptance and the speech itself should have an' Important effect on European workers and increase the U. S. gov- ernment's prestige in labor circles abroad. According to tills view, many Eu- ropean workers will be impressed by the fact that the C.I.O. is friendly to Marshall, who is being denounced in pro-Soviet propaganda. Production Need It will be Marshall's first speech before a labor convention. President Philip Murray In his annual report said America nnd the world need "production, production, more production" and he proposed n. system of labor-management teamwork to it about. Murray invited industry to Join In creating "national Industrial councils" for important Industries In order to achieve teamwork to In- crease production. He demanded that business re- duce and expand the pro- ductive capacity of vital industries like steel and offered a CJ.O. eco- nomic program, the first point of which was an "all-out-attack" on the present level of prices. Auto Crash Kills 2 Near La Crosse La Crosse, persons were killed and two others were In- jured critically In a head-on colli- sion on highway 16 today in post- Joseph Bcccr and Syrian Troops Reported Near Holy Land U. S. Consulate in Jerusalem Bombed, Two Women Hurt By The Associated Press A leading non-Russian delegate to the U.N. in the Soviet bloc and an Arab spokesman at Lake Success said today that Russia was ready to support the proposed partition of Palestine Into separate Jewish and Arab countries, while from Jeru- salem came reports of troops mass- ing on the Palestine border and a. bomb tossed in that city injured two women employes of the U. S. con- sulate. A United Nations secretariat source said, meanwhile, that Yugo- slavia and Britain had scratched themselves from the speakers' list for today in the 57-mcmbcr Pales- tine committee of the United Na- tions assembly. The Slav source commenting on, the Russian position toward Pales- tine said the Soviet union had con- cluded that partition was the only fair and workable solution In view of current strife between the Arabi Russians Silent The Russians themselves remained silent. Support of partition by Russia. would line her up squarely with tha United States on this issue. Soviet support of partition would come as a blow to the Arab coun- tries who had counted on Soviet backing and -were making final plans for a new round of speeches attacking the U. S. position. Tho Jewish Agency for Palestine had given Its endorsement to partition plan. Though Jewish sources reported well-equipped Syrian troops en- camped today near the Palestine border opposite an area of Jewish agriculture settlement, there was no confirmation from British offi- cials or other quarters. One British spokesman said, haw- ever, that if the report was true, Syrian troop movement probably was "the first step on the part of the Arab states to show they will flll the vacuum, and take over Holy Land when the British (London newspapers reported to- day that the exiled mufti of Jeru- salem. HaJ Amln El Husseinl, bad visited a point in Lebanon near Pal- estine's northwestern border after attending the meeting to Beirut where the Arab League council an- nounced adoption of concrete plans for "military measures for the Arab defense of Palestine." (A British foreign office spokes- man said the mufti would be ar- rested immediately If he attempted to enter the Holy Land while Bri- tain retains her mandate there.) The United States consulate In Jerusalem was slightly damaged by i bomb which was tossed over the (Continued on Pagr. 14. Column L) SOVIET Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnonn and vicinity Fair und quite cool tonlRht Tuesday, fn.r and warmer. Low tonight 44; high Tuesday 72. and mild tonight and Tuesday. Southerly winds 20 to 30 miles per hour Tuesday. Wisconsin Fair dawn fog. Dead were Mrs. William Glosser, Waukesha, Mrs. Bccer was in critical condi- tion, suffering from multiple frac- tures and severe shock. Leo Him- rich, Sparta, who was alone in. the other auto, also suffered multiple fractures and Internal Injuries. fr tonight Tuesday and fnlr cooler east portion. 811 LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at noon Sunday. Maximum, 76; minimum, 53: noon. 70: precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at noon today. Maximum, 75; minimum. 40; noon, 65; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at p. m.: sun rises to- morrow at a. m TEMPERATURES Bcmidji Chicago Kansas City Los Angeles Miami...... Minncapolis-St. Paul 65 New Orleans ELSEWHERE Max, Mln. Pet. G3 83 V9 72 81 30 55 5G 59 73 40 70 40 .01 .03 DAnA; 'RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Since Todny Change Red Wing Lake City Reads Dam 4, T. W Dam 5, T. W Dam 5A, T. W.. WInona (C.P.) 13 2.4 G-1 3-3 4.1 2.5 3.2 5.4 30.3 4.3 7.fi .1 .1 -4- .1 .1 .1 S, J. Dam 6, Pool Dam 6, T. W. Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, Pool Dam 7. T. W...... J.8 La Crosse 12 4.7 Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand.. 1.5 Zumbro at Theilman.. 2.0 Buffalo above 1.8 Trempealcau at Dodge, 0.6 Black at NelllsvillC-----2.7 Black at Galcsvlllc----2.3 La Crosse nt W. Salem. 1.6 Root nt -i- -1 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to GnUenberg) Stages will remain practically stationary throughout this district lor several days, or until effective rains occur.