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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER c ONTRIBUTE To TCInona'g Community Cheat Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 212 WINONA. MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 25. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Arson Evidence In Eastern Fires Homeless; Death Toll Mounts to 18 Harbor, Maine Police today sought to link one or more arsonists with Maine's devastating Jorest fires of the past several days after evidence purportedly hod been uncovered that some of tho out- breaks had been act. Already seven communities have been destroyed, damage has passed the mark In Maine alone, and an estimated per- sons have been made homeless. In Massachusetts, Royal A. daw, 24. was arrested for arson and sen- tenced to two months In the house of correction utter admitting he set a fire "on a durc" In tho North Rending woods. Police in WllminKtou reported they were quentlonlng two boys about fires there. The Red Cross said the homeless- displaced list might rcnch 6.000 and estimated that at least 600 perma- nent homes vanished in flames, to- cether with hundreds of cottages. Death Toll 18 Police investigation of tho arson angle came as weary firefighters appeared to bo gaining mastery over blazes throughout Now Eng- land which contributed toward a national death toll of 18. Even as Joseph A. P. Flynn, chief of tho Maine's insurance depart- ment's arson division wild ho had "well-grounded suspicions that gome of the fires have been police at Blddcford reported they were questioning a suspect. youth was picked up after Biddeford police became suspicious of a fire which forced of two hospitals, Fire Chief Arthur S. O'Brien of President Asks Prompt Aid Action U. S. Depression, Disaster in Europe Held Alternatives N By John M. High tower Tru- mnn confronted the Kepubllcan Congress today with a demand for "prompt and courageous action" to halt runaway prices at home and snatch Europe back from the edge of economic disaster. With this demand he coupled a sharp warning of his conviction JUy Gene Cinnamon, above, 19-year-old Qarber, Okla., youth, was named "Star Farmer of America" at tho 20th annual convention of the Future Farm- ers of America nt Kansas City, Mo. Cinnamon, by winning tho title, was awarded by tho weekly Kansas City Star. (A.P. J Stassen Urges 5-Point Plan i For Nation E. Stas- candle had been burning within Friday night advanced a five-point an Inch of dry Pino needles whon on which ho urged tho na- t TT.O. bv tWO Oirl ScOUtS "rnirnrrillun of tiartV an men 01 ary puiu uircuica program on wrucn no uigta. Jt was discovered by two Girl Scouts Uon to unltc "regardless of party -form Its T5rCS- __ on a farm. He described Its pres ence as a "clear cut caso of tho of a firebug." Seventh Communit or other differences." In an address before a meeting sponsored by tho Veterans of For- ocYouvii clgn Warn, Stassen said If tho goal Deputy Sheriff Ralph C. Hosmer of unity were obtained "there are of Standlsh said burning wood grounds for sober optimism that we had been found nonr n. cnn a future of expanding wood lot In that town but had boon frcodorn nnd steady progress for made harmless. Ourselves and others without trag- Last night Maine oaw its seventh ody Or a third world war." community (jo up in tiny hamlet of Unionvllle in Wash Incton county Turkey, Russia Exchange Charges lake Success The Soviet union and Turkey prepared today to bring Iho diplomatic maneuvers HI. were: of Hitler's agents toston county. "i-Maintaln a strong domcsUc Nations debate on Russian charge? Tho firs stopped at the Joneiboro economy with high production and of "warmongering in tnoumiou border, veered toward Machlas and falr dilution on the basis of In- States. .The two country, j.._l vnarin TVIKJllhlfi nnr.tpd tO ClaBrl OVOr WI1O leveled several buildings. Trejea ocvcrin UUMUIJJBO, cuvjauai irocuuiii JIIOUH Bar Harbor, of a small-scale through modern capitalism. finnORT- ttft flfnTlB Dunkerquu Thursday night, appear ed like a "ghost town" today. Palatial onoe tho Amnrlcu. places of the millionaires' summer ujj playground, lay in ruins. Haggard tlon in our country -with full respect men walked listlessly around, sock- f0r constitutional rights and civil IDE some trace of their property. Fear today centered arounc Northeast Harbor, a few miles from (Continued on Tare 3. Column 2. ARSONISTS Bavaria Exempts Men From Service in War Munich Bavaria, now has is believed to bo the firs' statute in German history permit' ting citizens to refuse to tako part In war. The law passed unanimously by the Bavarian "No citizen of the sUito or any person with the same rights is ob- liged to participate actively or pas- sively in war activities against his No damage of any kind. may result for him." Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and cloudy tonight and Sunday. Warm n Sunday. Lowest tonight highest Sunday afternoon 70. 58; Minnesota: Purtly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Somewhat warmer Sunday, Wisconsin: Mostly cloudy with little change In temperature tonight Sundny partly cloudy and somewhat warmer. LOCAL WEATIIKK Official observations for the 24 hours ending nt 12 m. today: Maximum. 56; minimum. 52; noon 53; precipitation, .53; nun sets to- nSght at nun rises tomorrow at TKMI'EKATUKES KLSKWPEUE Mux. Min. Prec. Des Molnes 56 Duluth 45 Los Angeles 84 Miami 81 Minnfapolls-St, Paul 52 New York 02 Phoenix 85 Rcclna 38 44 40 42 00 77 48 45 40 20 38 ,4 DAILY RIVEK BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr, Stngo Today Change Red WinK 14 HfitHf. 12 4. T.W....... 6. T.W....... Dum bA. AAV...... t dismissed. Attorneys for the government contended the "Tort claims which waives tho government's con- stitutional immunity from damage suits in certain cases, was not In- tended to authorize suits for in- juries due to negligence of other persons on military duty. However Federal Judge W. Calvin Chestnut said he would not make any pre- liminary decision modifying "the Relief Agency employe -Hilland nine other persons ___. J _ J.l_ "I killed caped death October 10 when Chi- nese reds "poured heavy rifle and machine-gun lU'c" Into nn UNRBA motor dory and barge near Pengpu, Anhwei province. night: At store, notables as Robert Taylor, Robert Montgomery, Gary Cooper and Adolpho Menjou, They were In general agreement In their testimony that communists have infiltrated Hollywood'and seek to dominate the Industry-but have been unsuccessful. Five Days Left Thomas said time will not permit all of tho several score of persons already named as communists or "party liners" to testify, but quite a few of them are listed as witnesses during the remaining five days cf the hearings. Some others, not subpoenaed, have indicated that they will attend next week's sessions. A group of tires valued at Leuder jewelry store, to in watches and rings. At hardware store, two guns, 15 boxes of ammunition, cash. At Pipe Bar- age, four storage batteries valued at each. Burmese Give Princess Rubies for Wedding Rangoon, Burma The Bur- mese government's wedding present to Princess Elizabeth will bo a neck- lace "mnde from the finest rubles obtainable from the ruby mines at Mogok" in Upper Burma, Thakin Nu, Burmese premier, anounced last night; they will be on hand to against the manner in which the investigation has been .conducted and a delegation of Broadway actors and producers also is expected. Slated as Monday's witnesses are Eric Johnson, head of the Motion Picture association; John Howard Lawson, Alvah Bessie, Dalton Trum- mother. Trainman Killed, 30 Injured in Texas Derailment Marshall, Texas Olio trainman was killed and at least 30 passengers and crewmen of a westbound Texas Pacific train were injured early today when the locomotive nnd six cars left tho rails as the train was ncarlng the Jefferson, Texas, depot. Cause of the accident had not been determined. bo and Emmctt Lavery, writers. Dlroey Testifies Aircraft Leaves Trial of Before Smash-Up By Oils J. Puscy Bryce Canyon, Utah A United Air Lines DC-6 plunged 52 persons to a fiery death. shortly after noon Friday, as pilot lost a valiant battle with un- explained flames just yardm from the safety of an emergency landing strip. The New York-bound, four- cnglncd ship, flight 60S from Angeles, smashed near tlio rim of Troplo canyon in Bryco Canyoa National pork, and, exploded, scat- tering wreckage and bodies over an area of hundred yards. 'Trailing Smoke' aUd flames for at least 23 miles before it crashed, the giant ship plowed a snaofce- blackcned swatli for 800 alongside state highway 22 Just cast of the Bryce Canyon airport. The scene is in southern Utah, about 275 miles south of Salt City. Engine Thrown 300 Feet The engines, scorched and twist- ed, were thrown. 200 to 300 feet peyond the burned urea. A picco of the tail. 15 to 20 feet long, the largest port of the craft re- maining. The bodies, burned and unrecog- nizable for the most part, horribly torn apart. Two infants and 21 or mort women were among the victims. One of the women was un expectant The mutilated remains were flung across the foot plateau o, en Voters to the list of Communist front organizations in Hollywood. ing a strike at his studio "the flrs At Friday's bearing Walt Disney, or blown Into the 200-foot deep the rather of Mickey' and Minnie canyon Just behind the Impact Mouse, added tho League of Worn- Point. ,......____ All bodies were left at the scene harassed until this morning, with guards posted to protect them from coyotes. jfcTtoTd'the committee that dur- pending an Inquest. Several groups at his studio "the first of investigators started official 1HK It SCriKU UV ilia atuuiw people to smear me were Communist probes today. front organizations-the League of Captain E.L. McMillen, Pnrlc. ntlnt.. hv Women Voters, the People's World and the Dally Worker." Kpworlli LffHRue, Too. The League of Women Voters was the second new addition to the list of organizations that have been accused or fronting for the Soviet. An earlier witness had men- tioned tho Epworth league as among the groups the commies used to work through when ho was a party member. He added hastily, however, thai the party had only managed to take over two small Epworth league organizations to one part of New York city. Disney was more emphatic about (Continued on Pafce 3. Column 8.) HOLLYWOOD broad and comprehensive language of the act." Arthur K. Jefferson, of Joppa Md., said a hand towel marked "U. 3. medical department" got into his abdomen during surgery at Port Belvoir, Va., in 1945, and that a second operation was necessary to remove it. Boxcar Shops at Brainerd to Open Brainerd, Minn. first of steel boxcars will come off the assembly line Tuesday at the Northern Pacific railroad's new shops in Bralnerd, with A brief ceremony being planned. The boxcar will be christened with a bottle of water from the Missis- sippi river, which flows through the city, by Phyllis Davies, 17-year-old Brainerd High school homecoming queen. New cars will be turned out at the rate of .eight a day, with com- pletion of the cars planned by next April 1 at a cost of ap- proximately D D Y S CRAVE Ronald Williams, (left) Richard and Scoutmaster Phllln Wacner of New York City sprinkle earth from grave of.BrJr. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Philip Wagner or wew annttal Boy gcout Oy.ter fj utiiii. AJ. Park, Calif., the pilot, reported by (Continued on ram 3, Column 1.) PLANE CRASH Today's Late Grid Scores Here are late scores of football games across the country. Tho final figure in each game it the score at the end of that quar- ter. Minnesota Michigan Wisconsin Marquette Ohio State Pittsburgh Illinois Purdue N'western Indiana Iowa N. Dame Army Columbia Penn Navy Harvard Dartmouth Bos. Col. Villanova Penn State W. Va. Final ;