Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W EATHER tonlf hli o uil 7 and fluoler c ONTRIBUTE To Community Choi Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 204 WINONA, MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 16, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES These Arc Views of tho new Dalryland Power Cooperative plant, world's largest cooperatively-owned steam electric plant, located at Alma. The plant will be dedicated over a nation-wide radio network Friday morning. Official dedicatory ceremonies wll! begin with a banquet tonight at the Winona Athletic club. Left above Is tho turbine room of the giant power plant. Hole in the floor In the center of the picture is the hatchway, whose purpose is to facilitate the Installation of new generators and other electrical equipment either on the pic- tured floor level or the one beneath. On cither side of the hatchway are the plant's two steam turbines. The semicircular left halves of each turbine __weigh 58.5 tons each. The overhead crane beam will be used to install new equipment. Seen to the left Is office space and to the right the freight door through which railroad cars may enter the plant proper. The center photograph is a general plant view with Wisconsin highway 35 in the foreground and the Mississippi river and Minnesota in the background. Plant arrangement of the main building itself is, left to right, the boiler room (tallest the turbine room (large window in wall) and the plant offices (right side of main The overhead chute, extending from the river to the roof of the main building, la a coal conveyer. Small structure on the river, right center, is a pumping station. Wiring between the station and the plant Is termed a substation. In the right photograph shown observing the turbine gauge board is J. W. Burg, chief operat- ing engineer In charge of the plant. Panel to the right of the vertical beam Is the hydrogen control panel for the kilowatt turbines and generators. Both or the plant's turbine-generators will 'be In operation today. (Republican-Herald 350 Expected For Dairyland Banquet Here Several prominent wli: participate or speaker." at the dedicatory banquet at 7 p in. today at Winona Athletic club for opening at Alma of the world's largest cooperatively-owned electric plant, owned by the Dalryland Power Cooperative. Notables at tho banquet will In- clude William J. Neal, Washington D. C.. deputy administrator of the Rural Electrification administra- tion: Representative August H, Andriwcn, Red Wine, first Mlnne- notn. congrewlonul dlHtrlct; Winona Mayor John Druey; B. J. Stoncman Pluttevllle, Wlc.. president of thr Dalryland Power Cooperative: J. R Barton. Madison, Win., associate pro- fessor of rural sociology at the Uni- versity of Wisconsin; Miles McMll- lln, editorial writer for tho Madison Capital Times; Earl T. Wisdom, counsel for tho Iowa Rural Electric Co-op association. DCS Molnes. Iowa: E. A. Hltt. mayor of Alma and Vern E. Alden, supervising en- rineer at tho plant. 350 KxpecUid More than 350 cooperative lead- ers In a four-state area Minne- sota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois are expected to attend the ban- quet. Banquet Invocation at tho banquet will be delivered by tho Rev. Harvey Echweppe. Alma, The welcome mes- sage will be given by Mayor Druey. the response by Mr. Stonemun, who will be the Addresses will be given by Mr, Wisdom and Mr. McMlllln. Mr. Stonomun will introduce the After this banquet the dedication ceremonies will move to Almn. Friday at 11 a. m. Mr. Neal will give the dedication address for Alma's new steam base plant. The second of the plant's two units begins opera- tion today, At 10 a. m. Friday, Miss Dorothy Rongslad, Ossco, Wisconsin daliy queen, will christen the new build- ing. Dedication ceremonies will be broadcast over a natlon-wldc NBC Broadcast Detull.0 Mr. Stoncman will act as master of ceremonies for the dedication; Jack Kelly. WEAU, radio director, and Harvey Schermcrhorn, of the Wisconsin Electrical Co-op, program director. Mayor Hltt will give the welcome address. Mr. Stoneman the response. Following the actual christening, Mr. Barton and Iver Wcnncrholm, resident engineer, will give adrcsscs. Following Mr. Meal's dedication adress, Jodhn P. Mudgctt, La Dalry'and general manager, will speak. At noon a radio "Snhito to will be broadcast with John W. Miller, public relations di- rector of the Consumers Co- operative Wholesale, ns program director. Achievement Day Saturday been slated as Achievement day at the three- day Alma Fall festival, which has the plant dedication as its featured event. The festival cities Sunday. More than 500 -t-H'erx In Buffalo county and their families have been Clark Probes Exchange Gambling Farm Income Seen Washington The Ag- riculture department today, esti- mated irrotu farm income thin year will be the highest of record and 18 per cent above 1946. Net Income after paying pro- duction expenses, was figured at British Palestine Stand Lake Succeifi Britain pre- pared today to her de- termination to withdraw from Pal- estine at an earjy date and leave the solution of tho Holy Land probleih solely to the United Nations. Arthur Creech Jones, British colonial secretary, was selected by tho London government to make this policy declaration as the 67-mcmber Palcatino committee meetings in a speed-up drive aimed ot conclud- ing the opening round of debate by Saturday. Meanwhile, the U, 8. rallied sub- stantial support for Secretary of State Marshall's ycar-around as- sembly plan as tho first test vote approached. A British Informant said the British delegate wanted to make it absolutely clear that the London government meant business. Although Britain is not ready to announce a withdrawal date, he laid, such a date might bo set bo- 'oro the end of the present assembly session. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Fair and mild tonight with lowest 58, Partly cloudy Friday, becoming somewhat cooler, highest 76. Minnesota cloudy and continued warm tonight and Fri- day. Local showers or thunder- showers beginning west portion late Friday afternoon or evening spread- ng to central and east portions Fri- day night. fair and continued warm tonight and Fri- day. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 noon today: Maximum, 84; minimum, 03; noon, 80; precipitation, .none; sun sets ;onlght at p. m.; sun rises to- morrow nt a. m. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. MIn. 61 5G 43 57 48 62 62 72 Bcmidjl 71 Chicago 8B Denver 68 Des Molnes 85 DUluth 59 88 85 Kansas City Mlnncapolls-St. Paul >JeW Orleans DAILV RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Change Reel Wing 14 _ake City leads invited to attend the Achievement.Dam 4, T. W. day festivities under the 5, T. W. of'Mary Ann Klnney, liiiffulo 6A, T. W. ty home iigent. imd'vern Jlendrlck-iWInorm (C.P.) Buffalo county agent. 6, T. W. Sunday has been set IDI the clty'sjDnkota CC.P.) second annual Alma day. Biggest Dam 7. T. W. event will be thc Stairway to Star- dom radio elimination contest at p. m. Master of ceremonies for the show will be Ceclrlc Adams, Minneapolis, radio newscaster, S100 In The contest winner, to bo picked from the 30 persons now entered, will receive an nil-expense audition lit Minneapolis nt thc regular Stair- way to Stardom radio show. The winner of the Alma contest will be chosen by audience applause, prices totaling arc being offered the winning contestants. 13 La Crosse 12 2.4 6.1 3.2 4.1 2.5 5.4 1.8 4.7 .1 Truman Says Extra Session Still Possible Tru- man said today there still Is a pos- sibility he will call t special session of Congress ,to deal with Europe's financial plight. The President told his news con- ference no decision, has been made and that the administration is still continuing its search for funds for stop-gap aid to western Europe. The questions to Mr. Truman were] prompted by published reports that! officials see, fair prospects that- emergency help for Europe ican be] supplied without a special session. Mr. Truman said administration financial officials have had consid- erable success in their efforts to de- velop stop-gap aid. He cited Wednesday's authoriza- tion for the army to buy of French francs. Export-Import Bank This transaction will put needed dollars in the hands of the French. The army will use the francs to pay for services the French have given American troops. Mr. Truman also cited efforts by tho Export-Import bank to transfer construction loans for Franco to n, fund which can be used in food and fuel purchases. The financial agencies are still making other efforts to locate funds he said. 'Is there still a possibility of an extra session a reporter In- quired. The President said, of course. Hatch Session On Capitol hill, Senator Hatch (D.-N. M.) said that Europe's need ,s critical and Congress should meet. Hatch told a reporter that a de- railed recital of European needs 3y Lewis Douglas, American ambas- sador to London, and Under Secre- tary of State Lovctt had convinced him more than, ever of the neces- sity for speedy action by Congress, Florida Battles Flood Waters 682 German Plants to Be Dismantled Berlin The British-Ameri- can military governments today an- nounced plans to dismantle 682 Ger- man Industrial and war plants in their two zones for reparations in the- "speediest" time possible to ex- pedlto European economic recovery. Of the factories, 380 are metal, chemical and electric engineering, shipbuilding and power plants. The remainder are war plants from which, the statement Bald. much of the general purpose equip- ment already had been delivered to the Inter-allied reparations agency, the Soviet union and Poland. Take Two General Lucius D. Clay, U. S. military governor, has estimated the (plants' value at Lleu- 1 tenant General Sir Brian Robert- son, designated British military gov- ernor, said the dismantling would require at least two years. He said San Francisco A Bronx plumber arid a Boston coal labor battalions of up to men A Dazed Survivor, Master Sergeant John.W. Knight, Des Molnes.. Iowa, stvuggled from-the wreckage of this plane down the wooded, drifted slopes of Pike's peak near-Colorado Springs, Colo., to seek aid for three injured survivors of the crash. Three others were killed the Iowa National Guard plane crashed in a storm. Survivors other than Knight are Mlnnesotans. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Repub- by United States army air force air training command.) Tobin, Meany Emerge As Leaders of A.F.L. wagon driver emerged today as the undisputed bosses of the; American Federation of Labor convention. the Oer- ,on ]eader3 hnvo threatened. He on eaer3 nvo Control of the convention for G-eorge Mcany of the soldlcrs mlgilt be used for and Daniel J. Tobin of the teamsters carried with It virtual con- trol ot the IB-man policy-making executive council which will run the A.F.L.'s affairs from now until next fall, when again. tho federation meets 72-year-old Tobln and 53-year-old Plane Crashes, Minnesotans Hurt Colorado Springs, Colo. Three of four men who survived when an Iowa National Guard plane smashed into Pikes Peak, killing three, were reported In] critical condition today at the Camp Carson hospital. The fourth survivor, Master Ser- geant John W. Knight, 28, DCS Moincs, who struggled dazedly downj the wooded, snow-covered slopes of j Together Meany and Tobin over- the scenic peak in search of John L. Lewis and Wll- wos reported recovering satis-'Ham L. Hutcheson with their votes, factorily. While Lewis created the fireworks Military authorities Identified the wjth his effort to block what he such work. The list, prepared under the new level of industry plan for the com- bined western zones, compared with more than plants in the fused zones which were considered for As the convention drew to a close reparations under the old level of today, delegates admitted that for all of Germany, smoothly-operating machine of the Will Consider Suggestions Green Re-elected San four-ycar-old William Green was re-elected unanimously as president of the American Federation of Labor today. Meany was the big revelation of the 68th annual get-together of the dead as Staff Sergeant Aloysius Fort Laudcrdalc, Southeast Florida Fla. continued its I Kissell, 27; Staff Sergeant Jack M. I Glider, 38, and Sergeant Leo Sim- all of Des Moines. They re- i pprtedly were crushed when a heavy load broke loose from Its lashings fight against encroaching: waters ot wnen tne ]ost plunged into the the worst Everglades flood in years of thc mountain in a blinding today with conditions reported Tuesday night, proving slightly in some areas Thc crlticaily injured are Major worsening in others. 'Robert R. Oliver, Albert Lea, Minn., Engineers studying the over-all Major Joseph Parks and Lieu- picture in thc flood Tributary Streams .1 .2 Chippewa at Durand, 2.0 Zumbro at Thollmnn. 2.0 Trcmpealeau at Dodge 0.0 Black at Nclllsville... Black at GulesviHe... 2.1 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.5 Root at Houston...... 5.7 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastlnjrn to Guttenberr) During the next 48 hours, stages in this dfstrlct will remain prac- tically stationary with low tributary Inflow. area still assigned the most critical rating to a three-week old battle to hold the water behind Conner's highway, near Canal Point, to pre- vent the Inundation of the Belle Gladc-Pahokce section. Millions dollars worth of crops, cattle, roads and improved property have been lost or severely hurt. Meanwhile, a once howling trop- ical hurricane was only a whisper among South Georgia pines after a damaging, footloose march which carried it across Florida's tip into the Atlantic and back to pound at Georgia's coast. Jaycee Head Urges Vets to Enter Political Field Minneapolis, B. Shepperd, Gladewater, Texas, na- tional president of the Junior Chamber ol Commerce, told Twin Cities chapters Wednesday night that veterans should get into poll- tics because "only through intelli- gent participation In government af- fairs will our democratic system bo preserved." tenant D. D. Cleary, both of Min- neapolis. Their injuries were com- plicated by shock and exposure from the 24 hours they law in the snow- covered plane before a rescue party reached them. The plane, a C-47 transport, was on a flight from its Des Moines base to pick up war surplus material for the Civil Air patrol. The cargo was taken aboard at Hill Field, Utah, and the plane headed for Denver's Lowry Field for an over- night stop. Knight, knocked unconscious by the crash, revived after several hours and tried to aid the other sur- vivors, covering them with para- chutes to keep them warm. Injured Officer Here Frequently Major Joseph Parks, critically in- jured In the crash, has been in Winona frequently, recently per- forming his duties as liaison officer to the Minnesota wing of the Civil called "dehydration" thc ex- ecutive council, It was Hutcheson who suffered most. He and his car- penters have wielded thc big stick in the federation since 1915. Lewis and. his United Mine Work- ers never had much of a chance to get support of the other delegates In their stand against. signing non- communist affidavits in an all-out defiance of the Tart-Hartley act. The other federation complying, with the affidavit requirement so the weaker unions could have access to the protective machinery of the National Labor Relations board. Lewis lost that fight, and two- thirds of the 700 delegates elected to amend the A.F.L. constitution and do away with the 13 vice-presi- dencies, Lewis was a vice-president and, as an "officer" of the federation had refused to sign the noncammunlst statement, he could have barred thc entrance to the NLRB for about federation local mem- bers whose only national "officers" are those of thc federation itself. Now President William Green and Secretary-Treasurer Meany are In a joint statement to the Ger- man people, General Clay and Mar- shal Sir Sholto Douglas, the U. S. and British military governors, em- phasized that the reparations plan was a "flrm" one, but said they would consider "well founded" sug- gestions for substitution of equlvaK ent individual plants. Publication of the list of plants to be dismantled has been awaited tensely by Germans since the new level of industry for the combined zones, providing for a celling pro- duction of ingot tons of steel, was announced in late August, Help Business, Tax Group Says Abram L. Elkun, 80, above. United States ambassador to Turkey prior to World War I. died Wednesday night at his summer home at Bed Bank, N. J. ____________ C J.O. Supports European Aid This was clear to- day: The whelmingly C.I.O. behind stands over' Secretary of State George Marshall and Ameri- can foreign policy. Thin is tho No. 1 fact of the C.I.O. convention so far. It was demonstrated Wednesday In one of the most violent debates heard at a C.I.O. convention in the lost six years. The convention cheered constant- ly for right-wing speakers who shouted their support of American policy and fired criticism at Rus- sian and communist methods. It was on obvious spanking for the C.I.O.'s extreme left wing, with President Philip Murray doing part ol the spanking. Secretary Marshall himself ad- dressed the convention. The dele- gates gave him an ovation. Marshall said em- the basic issue today "is simply whether or not men are to be left free to organize their social, political and economic exis- tence in accordance with their de- sires; or whether they are to have their lives arranged and dictated for them by small groups of men. who have arrogated to arbitrary power." themselves this At the end of the day, the con- vention adopted a CJ.O. resolution supporting all Washington The foreign policy, supporting aH ce department's 20-man advis- "sound programs' of economic aW merce department's ory committee on recommended today that tax policies be modified "in the in- terests of business." The recommendations were sub- mitted to Secretary of Commerce A. W. Harrlman at the close of a three-day committee meeting. The committee asked that the Commerce department make an "active campaign" for: smess toTther countries and generally Pfeifer Testifies in Embezzlement Trial Madison, Wis. Russell G. Ffcifler, 43, former cashier for the state motor vehicle department, on ____ _ trial for embezzling In dc- 1. A exemption from tax pn.rtnicnt funds, testified Wednes- on undistributed earnings of busi-jday that during thc time he served nesses and "removal of uncertain- cashier he had received no rcc- tlcs and fear which hamper ommendations for a change in book- the A.F.L.'s only officers, sign the affidavits. They will But the maneuver, engineered by Meany and Tobin, does more than set Lewis back on his haunches. It makes Meany the logical succes- sor to 74-year-old Green, .who has Air patrol. He was here last a president .of the federation ago today to inspect the Winona! since thc death of Samuel Gompers CAP squadron. in 1924. agcmcnt Judgment" on whether to retain larger earnings. 2. Equal tax treatment for co- operatives "when they are in com- petition with private tax-producing enterprises." 3. Permission for both Incor- porated and unincorporated busi- nesses to average their Incomes over a flvo to eight year period In mak- ing their income tax returns. 4. Federal adoption of the com- munity property system. 5. A reduction in "duplicate taxation" on corporate incomes which are taxed against the cor- porations and as personal Income of taxholdcrs to whom dividends are paid. keeplug methods and that his re- quest for an audit -when he re- signed in 1945 was Pfoilier took the stand in his own defense against charges that he embezzled funds from 1940 to 1945. VA'Hospital Positions in Middle West Open Minnesota The Veterans administration said Wednesday night It was receiving applications for posts as instructors and super- visors for retraining divisions of hos- pitals in Minnesota, Iowa. Nebraska, North and South Dakota. The posi- tions pay from to an- nually. Truman Hits Speculation In Grains Tru- man, said' today that Attorney Gen- eral Tom Clark la gambling in grains and nbcrs on commodity exchanges. Mr. Truman, spoke out against gambling in commodities at n, conference, during which he attrib- uted much or increased rood costs to such, speculation. He also said that he the food conservation program is show- ing signs of success. The President saw no Immediate need for the return to food ration- Ing and other such controls. Ha called them police-state method" usablo only In. extreme emergen- cies. Effect of Questioned by reporters as to whether government purchases for foreign, relief are largely responsi- ble for prevailing high prices, President said while this buying haa had some effect it is not consider- able. He added that the United States always has exported a third or more of its wheat crop. In response to another question, the President said Clark took up the exchanges Investigation on own initiative. Asked if the Inves- tigation also includes meat, he mid that meat Isn't traded on. the com- modity exchanges. Asked If a grand Jury in Chicago already Is Investigating the meat packers, the President said yes. Governors Respond Mr. Truman said that he had had replies from 23 or 24 governors to his plea for their cooperation in the food conservation program. All promised cooperation, ho said, mak- ing him believe the food program la well on its way to success. The President sharply told newsmen those who predicted would not rise when rationing and price controls -were removed had been mistaken. Some of the reporters sought to draw him out on whether poultry- less Thursdays arc advisable, con- tending that the more chickens that nxc left alive the more there wfll be to eat again. Mr. Truman said that was Ilka the old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg. He went on; to say that any bugs there may be in the food saving program will have to be worked out and that he will take the advice of his citizens food committee. What we are trying to do is save bushels of grain any- way we can, he emphasized. We are trying to keep people from starving to death, he added. Mr. Truman noted that his food committee plans conferences witb. poultrymcn. However, new price boosts In many basic food Items In the nation's re- tail stores appeared on the way to- day as tile trend of prices on mosc of the country's commodity markets continued their upward trend. Any hope shoppers had of an early drop In retail prices faded yester- day as most commodities soared to new highs on wholesale markets and The Associated Press weighted wholesale price Index of 35 com- modities moved to a new all-time peak. The index was 195.66 as compared to the previous record high of 195.31. on September 1G and with 100 dur- ing the base year 1926. Cash wheat in Chicago sold for a bushel, the highest price in 27 years and in Kansas City tho a bushel for No. 2 hard wheat ivns the top price In 30 years. De- cember wheat in Chicago sold at a bushel for the first time in the history of that future contract and, the third time that a wheat future d reached.